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30th Dec 2020, 23:49
Replies: 15
Views: 1,389
Posted By BigEndBob

Driving examiner spends say one hour with...

Driving examiner spends say one hour with candidate. FE say 4 hours and lost time if weather is bad and no alternate work.
20th Dec 2020, 19:16
Replies: 15
Views: 1,389
Posted By BigEndBob

We local examiners got together and all decided...

We local examiners got together and all decided to charge 200 for skill test. Been 150 for the last 15 years.
LPC i haven't charged anything extra, but i should as others have charged 50 to 75.
17th Dec 2020, 20:29
Replies: 48
Views: 15,315
Posted By BigEndBob

Can they drop the six month rule, very few night...

Can they drop the six month rule, very few night ratings i have done, been done in one season. I have one guy who has done 4 hours over 18 months.
Our field only does one night a week night flying....
9th Nov 2020, 15:10
Replies: 3
Views: 1,607
Posted By BigEndBob

I had interview at BH be about 96. That...

I had interview at BH be about 96. That instructor in the crew room gave a run down of what happened. He said he had to drag himself clear of the aircraft. Can't remember much else. Place seemed a...
21st Oct 2020, 19:38
Replies: 17
Views: 3,806
Posted By BigEndBob

Third of all Cessna 152 i have flown have some...

Third of all Cessna 152 i have flown have some kind flex in the tailplane. Try moving the tail plane up and down and see if they flex. Some even have the skin crease near what looks like a forward...
14th Oct 2020, 08:40
Replies: 12
Views: 1,399
Posted By BigEndBob

How many more books can be written about...

How many more books can be written about aviation. I saw an old flight training book from 1933. It could have been written yesterday.
The only new stuff is modern avionics.
5th Oct 2020, 18:28
Replies: 3
Views: 711
Posted By BigEndBob

I think that a self declaration after a initial...

I think that a self declaration after a initial medical and ecg would be fine for PPL's up to age 50. After that a visit to an ame with ecg and biannually would do no harm. I have seen a few over 50...
14th Sep 2020, 09:30
Replies: 9
Views: 2,074
Posted By BigEndBob

We did 60 hours in 1st month back on one...

We did 60 hours in 1st month back on one aircraft, can't remember the last time we did that.
20th Aug 2020, 21:46
Replies: 17
Views: 1,642
Posted By BigEndBob

Board brief one on one bit of a waste. I always...

Board brief one on one bit of a waste. I always brief across a desk writing everything down on A4 paper, then give it to the student. Have a few that said that they went back to my briefs when they...
3rd Aug 2020, 21:17
Replies: 13
Views: 1,099
Posted By BigEndBob

When doing my IR we had contradictory information...

When doing my IR we had contradictory information from the morning sim instructor to the afternoon instructor. By the end of the week, one had left.

I had 13 different instructors during my PPL...
1st Aug 2020, 22:02
Replies: 9
Views: 1,047
Posted By BigEndBob

And one would assume as soon as some ex airline...

And one would assume as soon as some ex airline pilot gets re-offered their old job, they would be gone in a flash.
Forum: Jet Blast
30th Jul 2020, 07:50
Replies: 57
Views: 4,451
Posted By BigEndBob

Be one crowded cockpit.

Be one crowded cockpit.
26th Jul 2020, 22:27
Replies: 4
Views: 697
Posted By BigEndBob

Just look at some of the 1940's and 50's training...

Just look at some of the 1940's and 50's training films on youtube, what they say just as relevant now as then.
Got to remember they trained lawyers and farm hands to fly. And even the odd actor.
20th Jul 2020, 22:16
Replies: 37
Views: 6,262
Posted By BigEndBob

The way the door is wedged in the elevator i...

The way the door is wedged in the elevator i think he did a very good job. Probably no pitch control. Mooney's are a strange beast with a all moving tail for trim, perhaps lucky to be in a Mooney....
17th Jul 2020, 19:12
Replies: 18
Views: 2,451
Posted By BigEndBob

I miss the multi instruction, did 300 odd hours...

I miss the multi instruction, did 300 odd hours of 6 hour courses (or a bit more on average) 20 years ago but now the average school can't afford to run a twin in the UK anymore, yet they can be...
16th Jul 2020, 07:49
Replies: 7
Views: 487
Posted By BigEndBob

"This means we are aiming to rollout PPL e-Exams...

"This means we are aiming to rollout PPL e-Exams to all training organisations choosing to deliver PPL e-Exams by the end of October 2020."

So is this optional or just don't do exams?
16th Jul 2020, 07:44
Replies: 7
Views: 487
Posted By BigEndBob

email just received; "In our last...

email just received;



"In our last communication, we shared an introduction to the new PPL e-Exams system, following a successful run of roadshows in January.

The original plan was to run a...
15th Jul 2020, 20:31
Replies: 7
Views: 487
Posted By BigEndBob

GR fee

Who just renewed a GR at the old price, only a day after it comes through the post, they have applied a 50% reduction of the fee.
I held off as long as possible knowing they would reduce the fee...
9th Jul 2020, 19:32
Replies: 9
Views: 863
Posted By BigEndBob

What happens if you give the dentist a...

What happens if you give the dentist a questionnaire?

I put a sign at our club door. First line..."If you or a relative have been ill with covid, covid symptoms, colds, flu or pneumonia, last 14...
9th Jul 2020, 09:06
Replies: 9
Views: 863
Posted By BigEndBob

It does in the advice issued that ppe need not be...

It does in the advice issued that ppe need not be worn by crew if they feel it will interfere with the normal or safe operation of the aircraft. I leave it up to the individual student or instructor....
5th Jul 2020, 08:31
Replies: 3
Views: 444
Posted By BigEndBob

So wonder how much charges will increase when CAA...

So wonder how much charges will increase when CAA lose airline income?
4th Jul 2020, 20:21
Replies: 40
Views: 7,009
Posted By BigEndBob

I often found that half a persons age was a good...

I often found that half a persons age was a good guess to number of hours for solo, given favourable weather conditions. Too many crosswind days and lots of traffic might stretch out the hours to 1st...
3rd Jul 2020, 19:42
Replies: 40
Views: 7,009
Posted By BigEndBob

SA 17yr old student crash

Sad case.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8486591/Schoolgirl-pilot-dies-crashes-small-aircraft-day-17th-birthday-South-Africa.html
3rd Jul 2020, 19:40
Replies: 2
Views: 10,154
Posted By BigEndBob

My last engine problem was a cracked cylinder as...

My last engine problem was a cracked cylinder as my student climbed out. I noticed the poor rate of climb did not tie in with the shallow attitude of the aircraft to hold climb speed. I had heard...
30th Jun 2020, 21:08
Replies: 73
Views: 16,112
Posted By BigEndBob

'A' level 600hrs over two years. Same time PPL...

'A' level 600hrs over two years. Same time PPL studies say 40 hrs.
I did HNC in Mech. and production engineering, day release spread over five years. I did my ATPL studies over two months at home...
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