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Old 24th May 2009, 17:48
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Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Fife
Posts: 67

I am jealous that you have so many hours on the Sidewinder, especially in Canada, I'm sure that you have had some "interesting" moments. I remember being asked to fly my friends A/C over his house rather fast, he screams "I have control, you have exceeded the VNE". I then had to explain how the a/c ASI can show 150kts with the GPS showing 180kts. One embarrassed pilot!

Another time he bottled out of being shown slow flight, because he thought we were going to fall out of the sky.

I believe that he was thinking too much about horror stories, rather than flying his aeroplane.

As I mentioned before, it's pleasurable aicraft to fly, one with superb feedback. If you are tuned in and listening of course.

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