Pilot's Notes

MStimpsonMC155249-190922-02.pdf

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Pilot's Notes

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Notes recorded by Maurice during his pilot training.

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60 handwritten pages notebook

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Slowing down of mental activities.
Wants to flight or wants to sleep weakness & cramp of muscles
Vision impaired more so for night vision.
these effect happen at 10-1500 & gett [sic] worse until you gett [sic] to 2600 when you will pass out but you have no idea when it is going to happen.

If you have too much alcohol this also happen but when coming round from oxygen lack you feel perfectly O.K & have no idea you passed

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[Diagram]

Fly at 10,000 for more than 1 hour
Fly at 10,000 for less than 1 hr need not have oxygen
15,000 or over when rate of climb is 2,000 per min require oxygen from the Ground Mooving [sic] about in air/c need lots of exercising need (more ox. needed) before mooving [sic] take about 10 deep breaths then moove + replug when you have arrived at place.

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[underlined] Baleing [sic] out. [/underlined] take 20 deep breaths & hold breath Now portable cylinders last for about 14 mins.
Faster you climb higher the ceiling longer the flight lower the ceiling.

[underlined] Blacking out at High Alt [/underlined]

(1) Everything goes grey
(2) Everything goes black & looses [sic] vision uncontious [sic]
The plane automatically straightens out so [symbol] looses [sic] centrifical [sic] force
Opposite to the above is red out.
To avoid the above you can crouch forward,

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lift your knees & yell as loud as possible

[underlined] High Altitude effects on ears [/underlined]
[underlined] ascend [/underlined] continual swallowing will ease slight deafness
[underlined] decend [sic] [/underlined] hold nose & blow
a man need 1000 of air per

[underlined] Dining Room accommodation [/underlined]
One man 20” on table
[underlined] Conservatory [/underlined] 6% seats
[Underlined] Sanitation [/underlined]
1) triple supply of drinking water
(2) Protection of food
3) Ventilation
4) Washing Clothes
5) Disposal of foul things

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[underlined] Selection of camp site [/underlined]
(1 ) Keep away from towns or villages
2) Good water supply
3) Pitch camp on high ground just enough for drainage
(4 ) 2 month between the use of the same ground by different people.

[underlined] Field conservancy [/underlined]
disenfectant [sic] must not be use in a latrine of the type formed by deep trenches
[underlined] Urrinals [sic][/underlined] 1 for 250 trench 10’ long 3ft wide 6ft trench 1-100, trough [inserted] long [/inserted] 8ft 2ft hing[sic]
8ft [underlined] funnel [/underlined] 1-100 sokeage [sic] pit 4ft square provide with funnels

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[underlined] GEN [/underlined]
4 weeks Turner Field
10 weeks Primary 60 hrs
28 duel
P.T.17. Stearman
45 hrs loops, snap, rolls.

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[underlined ] Before take off [/underlined]
T. TRIM & (TIGHTEN NUT)
M MIXTURE
P PITCH (FINE)
F FUEL
F FLAPS
G GYRO
COCHRAL,

[underlined ] AFTER TAKE OFF [/underlined]

U. UNDERCARRIAGE
M. MIXTURE & (CLIMBING BOOST)
P. PITCH. (COURSE)

[underlined ] BEFORE LANDING [/underlined]
U. UNDERCARRIAGE
M MIXTURE
P PITCH
F FUEL & FLAPS

[underlined ] BEFORE TAXYING [/underlined]
M. MIX
F. FLAPS

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[Diagram] Yellow cross on red squ. Field U/S. No landings

[Diagram] Yellow diagonal on Red [symbol] Partly U.S. land with care

Yellow pyramid on mast on in signals area. = Beam in opp.
Red ball hoisted & white X on ground = Parachute dropping & Gliders fly 2 mls away and above 1500’

[Diagram] Hollow squ. Bombing
[Diagram] Land on Runway only

C correct mix
A A/S
S Sperry
T Trim

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QAA I expect to arrive at
Q.D.M. (M) Course to steer
Q.F.E. Barometiction [sic] Press at [Symbol] level
Q.F.M. WHAT High must I fly
Q.A.A = to E.T.A.
Q.U.B. visibility, cloud, surface wind
Q.G.L. May enter F control area
QFG. Over the drome
QFH May decend [sic] below cloud [inserted] Q.F.O. [/inserted]
Q.B.A. what is visibility
QBB what is cloud base
QT.F what is my posn
QK.A.is beam in opp.
QKB. not in opp
QK.C. beam work not inner U/S
QKD Beam work not outer U/S
QKF May I land & use beam
QKI. You may not
QKJ. may I approach using beam
QKL may not approach using beam

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QGU Fly on May course of
QAL. Are you going to land at

QKA. Is beam in off
QKE. Glide indicator U/S
QKM switch on beam
QKN switch on beam track guidance
QBB Hight [sic] of clouds
QSY change frequency to
QFO May I land direct
QGH May I land through cloud

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[Diagram]

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Parson & [indecipherable], get down & play

Car broken down, farmer forght [sic] to lock chicken runs your share pic

Greyhound & car crash, ring on its neck

[inverted] 40 duel 4-1
1.00 finish 5-1 [/inverted]

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[calculations]

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1/ QGX Pomis to land
2/ QDM Co(M) to steer
3/ QFE Barometric Pres
4/ QDL
5/ QFG over field

107 [symbol] [symbol] 287 DDM

[Diagram]

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CH. WARDEN 253 1
GRIMSBY 001 1
DRIFFIELD 236 5
MANSTON 291 5
MARHAM 245 5
BOSCOMBE 246 2
HORSHAM 048 2
ABINGDON 287 3
ST EVAL 261 3
RISSINGTON 229 4
GRAVELEY 270 1
MORTON. M. 219 5
SEALAND 304 5
THORNABY 045 2
CRANFIELD 226 2
WATTISHAM 229 3
WATCHFIELD 282 6
WHITCHIRCH 030- 6

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Rapid AAs. Evening/AC sighted
5 sec Dashes all clear
Dots E/A attacking from port (turn Port)
Dashes E/A attacking from S/board (turn S)
Slow NN.s. Send someone to tail gunner

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[calculations]

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1 QKF Homing.
2 QDM.
QKF Permis to land
3 QFE Barometric press
4 QKM is Beam in opp [underlined] QKA [/underlined]
QDM
287 [deleted] QDM 237 [/deleted]
57

248

H. 135

E 1005

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[underlined]icing [/underlined]

Airframe icing +2°c – -2°
Engine icing +13°c – -5°c
Sgt J.L Guston. (B.)
Jackson H. (N)
B Robertson (WAG)

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[underlined]priority of message [/underlined]

S.O.S Distress
O.A Emergency (Enemy A/C
OU Most immediate
OP immediate
P important
O Emergency

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N6270 solo 1.00 X-C not finished 1
V3848 solo 2.10 [deleted] X-C [/deleted] 1 26-3
X6738 1-10 solo 15A 5A

540/20. 2,000’
Tr Dist (M)C G/S T
138 26 147 155 10
033 48 038 120 24
275 50 294 125
165 25 177 155

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[underlined] Throttle [/underlined]

[Diagram]

1A/S + poss & inst error = RA/S
RA/S + Temp correction + 1.75 MPH/per 1,000’ = {TA/S Plots
1/1,000,000 map ht in meters [sic]
1/500,000 map ht in ft
1/4 map ht in ft
1/250,000 map ht in meter [sic]

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Fhr Finish
Friday 1.30 1.00
Sat 1.10
Sund
Mond

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QD.M.
QFE
QUB. Weather 1. Vis 2 Cloud Type 3 surface wind

QFM what hight [sic]
QKA Is beam in opp
QKF May I land with beam
QGP Landing order
QKM switch on beam

Q.K.A. is beam in operation [sic]
Q.K.B. Beam U/S
QKC. Main B working but IMS U/S
QKD Main B working but O.M.B U/S

MP358. F/Lt SOLLARS 1.05. 27 Formation
N4586 Langton 1.25 17.18 7a9a

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[underlined] U.S.A Geography [/underlined]

3 1/2 million [symbol] miles

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[underlined] Force Land Procedure [/underlined]

Direction of wind, smoke, drift, flags, Soon as engine cuts assume [underlined] correct [/underlined] gliding [underlined] speed [/underlined].

Select a field & stick to it. Glide to leeward side of field.

[underlined] Selecting field [/underlined] Firm level surface & plenty of space up wind, clear approach, As near to a road as possible, & if possible a good take off.

Causes of engine failure, switches off, petrol off, wrong mixture, failure to [deleted] gro [/deleted] change to a full tank.

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[underlined] Reporting after landed [/underlined]

Save guard plane, [inserted] map [/inserted] & shute them secure plane in an obscured position. Report to nearest R.A.F. drome, you are then under that C.O. & and take your orders from him only.

[Underlined] Information [/underlined] to give to R.A.F station
1) No Rank & name, unit any injuries, type & number of a/c [Underlined] exact position [/underlined]of a/c.

Phone number or where you can be communicated by.

Report damagre & kind of landing, never under estimate.

Notify fuel oil & water,

Can another a/c land.

Name of owner of ground

When you return to your unit enter force landing book or low [missing letter]lying.

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[Underlined] Action by [/underlined]

Sequence Pilot No 1
1/ switched off Petrol on throttle close suck in
2/ – Reapeats after pilot
3/ – Flood carb or flicks airscrew over comprehesion a stand clear
4/ – “Contact”
5/ Put impulse mag in only on contact & repeat “Contact”
6/ – Flicks airscrew over on compresion till engine starts.
7/ Switches on other magneto

If engine fails to start & rich mixture is suspected.

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Sequence Pilot No 1

8/ – Switches of throttle open Blow out
9/ Repeats & does
10/ – rotate airscrew backwards

then contionie with No. [underlined] 1 [/underlined]

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[Diagram]

Lights displayed btween sun set to sun rise.

Front light uses when taxying or amoungst other a/c or flying in vicinity of drome or on discreation of pilot to avoid accidents.

[Underlined] Action in the [/underlined] event of fire

1/ Turn of [sic] the petrol }
2/ Open throttle fully } Main essentials
3/ When the engine ceases to fire put switches off}

If necessary use fire extinguisher.

Side slip away from fire

If fire gains hold abandon a/c by parachute. otherwise make force landing in the most convenient field.

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A hollow white squ in signals area pluss [sic] a solid white squ outside the area used as the target – Practice Bombing

Background white cross with angle brackets which if produced include or exclude area centre of drome [diagram] or white or Red flags or white strip
edge of drome [diagram]

[Underlined] All white tee’s & balls [/underlined]
[diagram] Local recall to own drome/or with orange or white lights

[diagram] & or multiple yellow & green stars – general recall to nearest airdrome

[diagram] & or orange or white lights & multiple yellow & green stars. General recall to own airdrome

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L .-.. or steady white light. – one plane only to land

[Underlined] Having landed at [/underlined] strange drome take to duty flight & report to duty pilot. [diagram] hollow yellow disc at duty office.

[Underlined] Landing at a strange drome [/underlined]
(1) Fly over centre of airdrome at 2000 at reduced speed [Underlined] keep a sharp look out for other a/c [/underlined]
(2) Observe circuit
(3) Enter circuit
(4) Note Wind Direction
(5) Ground signal displayed
6) Bad Ground
7) Select a spot for landing
(Having [indicipherable word] above)

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Where by any of these rules an a/c has to keep put of way it shall avoid moving ahead of the other, the other shall maintain steady Co & speed.

An a/c flying ober a Town shall fly at such an altitude that in the event of engine failure can glide to open country but in no case at less than 2,000 ft.

An a/c flying below cloud shall fly at such an alitutude below the cloud that it can see clearly & be seen, as far as is practible [sic]

An a/c flying in conditions of poor visibility shall proseed [sic] with caution having due regard to the existing circumstances

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Aerobatics may not be carried out above towns or thickly populated areas, nor prolong below 3,000ft or within 2 miles of aerodrome.

[Underlined] Air endurance & Radius of action [/underlined]

Airdrome circuits, usually left hand.

Signals area 40’squ.

Red square with one diagonal means land with caution

ditto with two diagonals means landing prohibited

White dumb bells, use runways only [diagram]

Yellow pyramid, Beam approach in opp. not taxy across beam

Red balls pluss white squ means parachuting in progress.

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[Underlined] Rules of the Air [/underlined]

Two a/c meeting head on each shall A/C to Starboard.

Two a/c on courses which cross that which has the other on its own starboard side shall keep out of the way & shall avoid crossing ahead of the other

An a/c over taking another a/c the over taking a/c shall pass by A/C to starboard & shall not pass by diving nor [Underlined] cut in [/underlined]

An a/c about to take off shall not do so until there is no risk of colision

Two a/c about to alight the a/c with the lower allitude has right of way, the other shall observe the rule for passing.

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[Underlined] Link Trainer[/underlined]

Cruising revs 2300
Cruising speed 160 MPH
Safe flying speed & alitide & gliiding speed 110MPH
Stalling Speed 90 MPH approx
Spins at 70 MPH.
VS.I. Vertical Speed indicator.
Callibrated at 100’ per sec
[Underlined]Alti meter [/underlined] large needle registers in hundreds, small ditto registers thousands.
[Underlined] Turn and bank indicator [/underlined], bottom needle shows rate & direction of turn, Top needles shows side slip (not bank)
Compass faster turn more alowance [sic] in degrees to be made. (N) course. Rate 1 turn allow 20-30 degrees S. course ditto but over shoot.

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If turn in Quandrantal pts halve the error.

Rate 1 turn [deleted] [indcipherable][/deleted] will take you 1 min to turn 180°
3° per sec

Always look after gyro & leave it switched off when not in use
approx. 30° to make a rate 2 turn. son on rate 1 you need 15°.

Decend [sic]at 400 ft per sec

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[underlined]Magnets circuit [/underlined]

[Diagram]

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EB 748.1.00 D 57A 8A 9AC
25 S. First

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[underlined] Cooling & Lubrication [/underlined]

[Diagram]

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1. TANK
2 PRESSURE FILTERS
3 PRESSURE PUMP
4 PRESSURE RELIEF VALVE
5 PRESSURE GUAGE
6 SCAVENGE FILTER
7 SCAVENGE PUMP
8 OIL COOLER
9 OIL BY PASS

[underlined] Blue smoke [/underlined] – too much oil

[underlined] Black smoke[/underlined] – too rich a mixture

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Inlet Valve opening 1.0
Inlet Valve closing 1.C
Exhaust Valve opening E.O
Exhaust Valve closing E.C
Piston Top dead Centre T.DC
Piston Bottom dead Centre BDC
Magneto Advance M.A

1 Induction stoke
2 Compresion [sic] stoke
3 Power stoke
4 Exhaust stoke

[inserted] DEFINITIONS [/inserted]

[underlined] 1. Valve lead [/underlined]. when Valve opens before T.D.C or BDC
[underlined] Valve lag [/underlined] when Valve closes before T.D.C or BDC
[underlined] Valve overlap [/underlined] when valves are open together

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[Diagram]

[[underlined] Valve Time Diagram [/underlined]

[underlined] Learn [/underlined] “Pilots inspection before flight”

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[inserted][calculation][/inserted]

[deleted] Thursday 19th [/deleted]
Friday 19 65 mins
Sunday 21 50
Mon 22 30 mins 6856.
Tues 23 2345 40 mins 9128

Frid. 19 {6575 P/OW 1,1A 20
{6578 234 45
Sun 21 5817 2349 50
Mon 22 6856 345 35
Tues 23 9128 2345 40
Frid 26 BB683 459. 35

5.40

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[underlined]Harrolds[/underlined]

3 Tennison Ave
[deleted] G [/deleted] Kings Lynn
Norfolk

The Manual of Miliatary Map reading photo reading & field sketching W.O.

Douglas Memorial Hall,
Scone.

Gas vent 6” from Muzzle.
3/16” hole taperred. [sic]
[underlined] cleaning [/underlined] use hot water to wash away salt left from cap of cartridge Type A oil

Locking lands on barrel for locking strap

Holes in gas cylinder to allow spent gasses to escape. holes are staggered so not to weaken same.

7-8lb pressure needed to deternate [sic] cartridge

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Dev.E Comp. Least
Var W Mag best

Mrs Archie H.E. 1467
Nellie NuD 823
Vera Pin 162
Aunty NuD 213
CI.D. Scor 2883
[indecipherable word]

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[inserted] H & Low 86
Rec 92
Nav 93 1/2
Maths 72 [/inserted]

C° T 250
(M) 261
C 261
G/S 119K
ETA 1123 hrs
TMG 035° (T)
C/S 112K
V/V 332°/25K
CT 148
M 159
L 160
ETA 1356

Drift Port

[inserted] The [/inserted]
British Isles Pocket Atlas for touring. (John Bartholomew) 9th edition

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[underlined] Procedures [/underlined]

Commencing Sign …-.
Full stop or P/L AAA .-.-.-
Comma iii .. .. ..
Short break ii .. ..
Long Break (code) BT -…-
Erase sign EEE …….
Ending sign .-.-.
Repeat imi ..--..
Fraction XE .--..
Charlie Barnet
Woodbury Villa
Harcourt Rd
Brockley
SE4
London

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3.16.9
Groomes
Pickering
Perth 145lbs 10st 5 lbs
5’8 1/2”

Turner Field 150lbs 10 10
5 – 10” 18-3-42

302
548
203

Yellow 2
Green 3
Brown 4
Blue 5
[missing word] [indecipherable word] L/1 if 000 CT
[missing word] 7

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Love all
Forever more
Always paddle your [deleted][indecipherable word][/deleted] own course

Cold as a frog in an ice Covered Pool
Cold as [deleted][indecipherable word][/deleted] the tip of an eskimos

You {symbol]

You are not to reason why but just to do & die

861009 Driver Francis Ron

324/81st Reg Field R.A.
Knowsley Hall
Prescot
Lancs

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Maurice Stimpson, “Pilot's Notes,” IBCC Digital Archive, accessed December 9, 2022, https://ibccdigitalarchive.lincoln.ac.uk/omeka/collections/document/34129.

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