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Old 14th Sep 2012, 10:12
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You know when its been rough when you take off the harness and it pings off when released after you have pulled it in 20 odd times during the last flight.
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Or you have to remove your false teeth embedded in the aircraft ceiling

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Old 14th Sep 2012, 10:13
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You are all frightening me!!!!

I never had it bad while learning (nor when flying as pax on holidays) probably because I tend to fly early mornings for lessons, it tends to be smoother, so I had just the odd bump or two. I do have that anxiety knowing that eventually it will happen, but when...

And to make it better for the occasion the school where I fly managed a C172 and the owners just sold it, so I decided to give our DA20-A1 a try, so I will be lighter for the above event, when it happens... one day, until then...


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Old 14th Sep 2012, 10:15
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And I have had a gliding converstion student in a tommy gain 1000 ft and travel 20 odd miles while doing a PFL.
Yep. In case of an engine failure, look for the nearest promising cloud, not the nearest promising field.
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Old 14th Sep 2012, 10:20
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We have a few more ridges in scotland than you do and he got lift on one of them. I reckon if he could have got another 1000ft he would have been up to 10k in wave and then got the aircraft back to the departure airport.

Wasn't much of an instructor while he was doing this, just sat there and appreciated the skill that was being displayed.

No false teeth yet pace but have had to have use the odd tissue to mop the bleeding baldy patch. But to be fair that wasn't a CB that was an approach into Vagar in the Faroe's.

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Old 14th Sep 2012, 10:25
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I reckon if he could have got another 1000ft he would have been up to 10k in wave and then got the aircraft back to the departure airport.
Very considerate, in case of a for-real engine failure. Since the engineers don't need to drive out to a muddy field to fix the engine, but can do it on their home base.
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Old 14th Sep 2012, 11:01
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I like the challenge of IFR but if it's to be VFR it must be exceptional like this.




Or this.




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Old 14th Sep 2012, 13:24
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The worst turbulence i had was not in a CB but in a Citation on a trip to Nice!
Starting a descent ATC warned of reported severe turbulence between FL200 and FL300.
I warned the PAX to belt up tightly and to expect turbulence. I reduced speed in the descent popping out the air brakes.
NOTHING !! As smooth as a babies bottom all the way to touchdown at Nice!
The PAX looked at me as if I was some sort of idiot!
We turned around and the co pilot and I took off empty back to the uk!
We took the northerly SID out of Nice and passing FL200 in the climb all hell let loose 45 degree wing drops the jet almost uncontrollable.
I urgently called for an immediate climb to FL320
Normally at 20 to 30000 feet the Citation climbs at 1000 fpm less nearer 30 K
The VSI indicated 3000 fpm all the way up cupboards flying open items hurling around the cabin !!! Then dead smooth and not a sign of a CB

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Old 15th Sep 2012, 22:41
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That top shot is stunning

I hope you had some skis in whatever you were flying as some of those slopes look real tasty!

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Old 16th Sep 2012, 05:58
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Pace... After passage of the thunderstorm! Not around it, or into it!
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Old 16th Sep 2012, 10:03
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I hope you had some skis in whatever you were flying as some of those slopes look real tasty!
I don't ski. I know it's a waste staying close to the best skiing in the UK. 80 miles vis that day!

I prefer just looking out with the heater turned up until I can smell burning pork.

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