Profile

Cover photo
Dan Hulme
Lives in Cambridge, UK
20,924 views
AboutPostsPhotosYouTube

Stream

Dan Hulme

Shared publicly  - 
 
The wind is a Messerschmitt
Taxying a Tiger Moth in the wind can be tricky, but there's a mnemonic to help you do the right thing. There are three things to worry about when you're taxying. First off, the fin (the vertical surface on the tail). When you're taxying across the wind, the...
1
Add a comment...

Dan Hulme

Shared publicly  - 
 
Dressing the part
Now I've had a few lessons and I'm well on my way to solo
flight, the time has come for me to invest in things to make it easier.
My old jeans and bomber jacket combo has worked well enough so far, but
as my flying career progresses, I need to upgrade to...
1
Add a comment...

Dan Hulme

Shared publicly  - 
 
Flying straight and level
After a gap of a couple of months, I get aloft once more and learn an unexpectedly tricky manoeuvre: flying in a straight line without turning, climbing, or descending. It's been a bad Spring for the Flying Group. After a Winter of bad weather, we had one o...
After a gap of a couple of months, I get aloft once more and learn an unexpectedly tricky manoeuvre: flying in a straight line without turning, climbing, or descending. It's been a bad Spring for the Flying Group. After a Win...
1
Add a comment...

Dan Hulme

Shared publicly  - 
1
Add a comment...

Dan Hulme

Shared publicly  - 
 
Knots and crosswinds
Last weekend, the weather was perfect—or so I thought. Although it was sunny, by the time I got to the airport, there was just enough wind to be a nuisance. My friend and wingman had gone out first, but he only managed to get as far as "lining up" at the en...
Last weekend, the weather was perfect—or so I thought. Although it was sunny, by the time I got to the airport, there was just enough wind to be a nuisance. My friend and wingman had gone out first, but he only managed to get...
1
Add a comment...

Dan Hulme

Shared publicly  - 
 
Exercise 10: slow flight
My last lesson was supposed to be about slow flight, but I learned a bigger lesson. You know those "A-ha!" moments, where you abruptly understand something? Satori , the Japanese call it. Sometimes the change in understanding is so big you even find it hard...
My last lesson was supposed to be about slow flight, but I learned a bigger lesson. You know those "A-ha!" moments, where you abruptly understand something? Satori, the Japanese call it. Sometimes the change in understanding ...
1
Add a comment...

Dan Hulme

Shared publicly  - 
 
Sharing the skies with a Dakota
The last few lessons have been mostly practice rather than learning new things. The theory and mechanics of flying a fixed-wing aircraft are pretty simple, but co-ordinating everything takes a lot of practice. Luckily, the improving weather has meant more l...
The last few lessons have been mostly practice rather than learning new things. The theory and mechanics of flying a fixed-wing aircraft are pretty simple, but co-ordinating everything takes a lot of practice. Luckily, the im...
1
Add a comment...

Dan Hulme

Shared publicly  - 
 
British engineering and ingenuity
Sometimes aircraft develop faults, especially when they've been flying for more than 60 years. Some faults are serious enough to prevent flight, such as the undercarriage problem that kept EI in the mechanic's for a few months. Others you just have to make ...
2
Steve Evans's profile photoDan Hulme's profile photo
2 comments
 
Even so, I'm not sure I'd like to be flying along with the fuel pouring out of the tank everywhere!
Add a comment...

Dan Hulme

Shared publicly  - 
 
Flying the circuit
A left-hand (anti-clockwise) circuit. Diagram courtesy Rdhuhamel via Wikipedia. The
above shows a left-hand circuit. That's the usual direction, because
most airplanes are what a motorist would call left-hand drive. It's a
lot easier for the pilot to see...
A left-hand (anti-clockwise) circuit. Diagram courtesy Rdhuhamel via Wikipedia. The above shows a left-hand circuit. That's the usual direction, because most airplanes are what a motorist would call left-hand drive. It's a l...
1
Add a comment...

Dan Hulme

Shared publicly  - 
 
The long winding road
I was excited as I arrived at the aerodrome. For a start, I'd looked
at the weather beforehand, and it was the first chance for a real flying
day so far this year. On top of that, we'd been warned about some large
aircraft operations, and it's always fun...
I was excited as I arrived at the aerodrome. For a start, I'd looked at the weather beforehand, and it was the first chance for a real flying day so far this year. On top of that, we'd been warned about some large aircraft op...
1
Add a comment...

Dan Hulme

Shared publicly  - 
 
Too skinny to fly
The tail end of the winter weather has grounded me for a while, so in lieu of a flying update I have a quick "strange but true". In one of the huts near our flying group is a helicopter flying school, offering training in the Robinson R22 and R44. The R22 i...
1
Add a comment...
Story
Tagline
Thread without any cores
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Cambridge, UK
Previously
Liverpool, UK
Work
Occupation
Computer scientist
Basic Information
Other names
Daniel Hulme