Blists Hill Fireworks Night

Blists Hill Fireworks Night

Blists Hill Victorian Town in Ironbridge opened it’s doors on the evening of Saturday November 7 for a Family Fireworks Extravaganza. The streets were illuminated by gaslight as they would have been in the 19th century, and the town’s shops, cottages, and workshops were open for visitors to talk to the ‘resident’ Victorians about life in the late 1800s.

Blists Hill Fireworks Night

The magnificent new Canal Street is lined on both sides with a wonderful parade of shops, including a Drapers and Outfitters, Post Office, Photographers, Sweetshop, and Fried Fish Dealers. The artisans’ corner includes plumbers, tinsmiths and decorative plasterers.

Blists Hill Fireworks Night

The evening was rounded off with an authentic Victorian funfair, and a spectacular fireworks show. An excellent night’s entertainment!

Head over to the gallery to check out fireworks!

Bell Jetranger Weight and Balance

Following the success of my CG calculator for the Robinson R22 and R44, I have now produced a version for the Bell Jetranger 206B. Unlike many of the other weight and balance spreadsheets available on the internet, this CG calculator has a clean and readable layout. It is also very easily customised to match the details of your own aircraft.

Bell 206B Weight and Balance Calculator

Bell 206B Weight and Balance Calculator

Simply enter your weight, and the weight of your passengers plus their baggage, and the calculator will tell you how much fuel you can load to reach MTOW, and also show you the CG position on the charts taken from the POH. Simple drop-down lists allow you to choose your doors and dual-control configuration, and see how the change in weight affects your CG position. If things start to light up red – you know you’re overloaded! All you need to do is add the details of your aircraft to the data tables, and you’re good to go.

  B206 Weight and Balance spreadsheet (30.7 KiB, 3,550 hits)

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