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5th Mar 2015, 08:07
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Posted By taxistaxing

As a PPL I have often struggled with judging the...

As a PPL I have often struggled with judging the correct height to round out, either over-flaring or plonking it onto the deck. Something that really helped was my instructor's advice during my night...
9th Jan 2015, 17:35
Replies: 6
Views: 2,281
Posted By taxistaxing

Yes indeed. In terms of established...

Yes indeed.

In terms of established reputation Stapleford seem like a good bet in the London area. A large school with an attached AOC operation and a commercial operator based at the airfield...
9th Jan 2015, 17:01
Replies: 28
Views: 5,094
Posted By taxistaxing

And in a single, even if you are let in, you...

And in a single, even if you are let in, you certainly can't go in to much of it due to glide clear requirements!
9th Jan 2015, 16:54
Replies: 202
Views: 49,224
Posted By taxistaxing

Actually on my PPL I was given some instruction...

Actually on my PPL I was given some instruction around ditching e.g. ditch near ships if possible (although not directly ahead of them) and land parallel with the wave crests rather than against...
9th Jan 2015, 16:25
Replies: 46
Views: 5,263
Posted By taxistaxing

But doesn't the question of when to declare an...

But doesn't the question of when to declare an emergency depend on that particular pilot's individual assessment of their ability to handle situation they are in? E.g. As a ppl with no IR if I had a...
8th Jan 2015, 19:23
Replies: 46
Views: 5,263
Posted By taxistaxing

Sounds like a good call given your circumstances...

Sounds like a good call given your circumstances at the time. I'd have been sh*tting myself if that happened on my first flight post ppl. What constitutes a "mayday"' situation is subjective and at...
8th Jan 2015, 18:17
Replies: 46
Views: 5,263
Posted By taxistaxing

During the 2012 Olympics I remember being told...

During the 2012 Olympics I remember being told that slow flying airspace incursions of the sep variety would be greeted by a helicopter (puma?). If radio formalities failed a marksman in the back...
8th Jan 2015, 17:38
Replies: 46
Views: 5,263
Posted By taxistaxing

I'm hardly the voice of experience (just over 200...

I'm hardly the voice of experience (just over 200 hours TT) but did experience radio failure last year routing Lydd to North Weald). I was flying with a friend who (thankfully :)) was p1 for this...
7th Jan 2015, 23:55
Replies: 29
Views: 3,937
Posted By taxistaxing

I find the non-pilots are normally white as a...

I find the non-pilots are normally white as a sheet and far too terrified to touch anything. Although, as my girlfriend says, it could be because they've experienced my driving and the reality has...
7th Jan 2015, 23:21
Replies: 28
Views: 5,094
Posted By taxistaxing

I've had similar at EGSX, holding short of 20...

I've had similar at EGSX, holding short of 20 after someone had called final only for them to come whipping past in the wrong direction, followed by a grovelling apology. In fairness it's a horribly...
7th Jan 2015, 20:50
Replies: 6
Views: 2,281
Posted By taxistaxing

Thanks for the responses guys. Broadlands, I...

Thanks for the responses guys.

Broadlands, I have always wanted to instruct as I enjoy dealing with people and mentoring/teaching. I would envisage instructing full time for a couple of years....
7th Jan 2015, 15:53
Replies: 6
Views: 2,281
Posted By taxistaxing

Getting first instructing gig

All,

Very keen to hear hints/tips on this. I'm considering doing my CPL and then FI rating this summer and hopefully commencing work as an FI thereafter. Ideally I'd like to work in the London...
Replies: 18
Views: 3,157
Posted By taxistaxing

A fascinating document, many thanks for...

A fascinating document, many thanks for uploading.

Although sadly, given the cost of degrees these days, I wonder how meaningful this study really is for the notional 18 year old aspiring aviator...
6th Jan 2015, 23:54
Replies: 29
Views: 3,937
Posted By taxistaxing

I'm similar level of experience to you 150 driver...

I'm similar level of experience to you 150 driver and the above point is an excellent one.

If you do double up with another pilot as I have done, make sure it is with someone who will allow you...
6th Jan 2015, 23:28
Replies: 21
Views: 5,168
Posted By taxistaxing

Lowglider, Welcome. I'm no sky god by any...

Lowglider,

Welcome. I'm no sky god by any means but as a ppl flying around the london for a few years now these are my thoughts.



It's well worth doing some serious research here! What I...
6th Jan 2015, 22:18
Replies: 29
Views: 3,937
Posted By taxistaxing

Welcome to the club! The single best thing...

Welcome to the club!

The single best thing I have done since getting my PPL was joining a group and buddying up with someone at a similar experience level to share flights with.

Usually we...
Replies: 6
Views: 2,491
Posted By taxistaxing

"Also and more importantly I loose count of the...

"Also and more importantly I loose count of the conversations I have with students about to run out of time and or sittings - it does happen FREQUENTLY, some students taking 2 or 3 cycles. This is...
6th Jan 2015, 18:03
Replies: 10
Views: 2,129
Posted By taxistaxing

Mike, Thanks for the useful comments. A...

Mike,

Thanks for the useful comments. A friend in my flying group has an Aware box and it certainly seems excellent. I'm pleasantly surprised by the used prices on eBay some are well under 100.
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6th Jan 2015, 17:51
Replies: 28
Views: 5,094
Posted By taxistaxing

"Heathrow CTR is Class D just like East Midlands,...

"Heathrow CTR is Class D just like East Midlands, so don't be afraid to ask for a crossing if you want one."

Quite right I had missed this recent change! Apologies to the OP.

Glide clear...
6th Jan 2015, 17:28
Replies: 28
Views: 5,094
Posted By taxistaxing

"How difficult is it in London - anyone had any...

"How difficult is it in London - anyone had any experiences within London airspace?"

When you say "in London" it would be very hard to get much further over London than the route described...
6th Jan 2015, 13:16
Replies: 28
Views: 5,094
Posted By taxistaxing

"or example, flying from Nottingham to...

"or example, flying from Nottingham to Stapleford/Southend - looking at it, there appears a few obstacles but not that are not surmountable."

Not a difficult route at all.

If you don't want to...
6th Jan 2015, 12:29
Replies: 10
Views: 2,129
Posted By taxistaxing

Well that is certainly true :ok: I think the...

Well that is certainly true :ok:

I think the problem is we are all now so used to the fantastic touchscreen devices which companies like apple pour millions into developing. The offerings from...
5th Jan 2015, 23:42
Replies: 10
Views: 2,129
Posted By taxistaxing

Tmmoris, Quite right, thank you for the...

Tmmoris,

Quite right, thank you for the clarification. I was a little lazy in my reading of the previous post.

Nonetheless I have noticed that the iphone gps is temperamental even at ground...
5th Jan 2015, 15:58
Replies: 10
Views: 2,129
Posted By taxistaxing

Thanks for the responses guys. Chickenhouse...

Thanks for the responses guys.

Chickenhouse thanks for the clarification re. the iPhone. I have noticed the mobile signal cuts out frequently at 2000 feet so the gps feature will be quite...
5th Jan 2015, 13:13
Replies: 20
Views: 4,782
Posted By taxistaxing

[/QUOTE]The above is rubbish as light aircraft...

[/QUOTE]The above is rubbish as light aircraft are parked away from the main pax terminal and you enter/exit through the old terminal which is now the executive terminal, no way would Easyjet pax be...
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