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1st Apr 2018, 17:36
Replies: 16
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Posted By thing

They're not. My airfield is under the Donny CTA...

They're not. My airfield is under the Donny CTA (with far more movements than sleepy old Donny I might add) and I've never been refused a transit yet. So keep an eye out for me won't you. Oh and all...
31st Mar 2018, 12:09
Replies: 61
Views: 11,334
Posted By thing

I remember my training days when there were club...

I remember my training days when there were club approach speeds. Upon reading the actual POH I realised that I could chop about 300 metres off my landings by using the speeds that the manufacturer...
30th Mar 2018, 15:33
Replies: 104
Views: 34,597
Posted By thing

I've had a PSA up to 17 (it's 8.6 at the moment)...

I've had a PSA up to 17 (it's 8.6 at the moment) and have had MRI and biopsy with nothing found so a high number isn't a death sentance. Regarding the biopsy it really is nothing to worry about. I...
30th Mar 2018, 15:08
Replies: 2
Views: 1,759
Posted By thing

Any advice gratefully received.

I used to fly on a class II with a PPL. In 2016 I had an incidence of AF for which I was grounded. During investigations it was also found I had bradycardia, so to be able to treat the AF with drugs...
22nd Mar 2018, 21:27
Replies: 64
Views: 14,144
Posted By thing

But they still have Chief Techs? :confused:

But they still have Chief Techs? :confused:
22nd Mar 2018, 21:25
Replies: 13
Views: 4,517
Posted By thing

That made I larf :)

That made I larf :)
22nd Mar 2018, 21:17
Replies: 64
Views: 14,144
Posted By thing

Do they still have Junior Technicians?

Do they still have Junior Technicians?
22nd Mar 2018, 20:59
Replies: 64
Views: 14,144
Posted By thing

Just had a look through my 6859: Nav Inst...

Just had a look through my 6859:

Nav Inst Mechanic
Flight Systems Mechanic
Flight Systems Technician
Engineering Technician Avionics

More or less the same job with four name changes. Makes...
12th Mar 2018, 18:16
Replies: 67
Views: 24,170
Posted By thing

'Is this on film? Including the commentary?' ...

'Is this on film? Including the commentary?' :) Priceless.
12th Mar 2018, 10:27
Replies: 67
Views: 24,170
Posted By thing

+1 for Shuttleworth, one of my favourite fly to...

+1 for Shuttleworth, one of my favourite fly to destinations. I'll also put a shout in for Fadmoor, just north of Kirkbymoorside in N. Yorks. An interesting farm strip with very steep gradients, it's...
3rd Mar 2018, 21:31
Replies: 22
Views: 4,863
Posted By thing

I live in Lincoln, and I know that Lidl's car...

I live in Lincoln, and I know that Lidl's car park isn't big enough. :)

Crikey, I pay less than that for an Arrow :ooh:.
2nd Mar 2018, 16:26
Replies: 82
Views: 18,904
Posted By thing

I asked a wartime Spit pilot why you never saw...

I asked a wartime Spit pilot why you never saw the Mk IX in four cannon fit. They had the fitting for four cannon but only carried two. Apparently the wing flexed so much when firing four cannon that...
27th Feb 2018, 17:17
Replies: 69
Views: 11,320
Posted By thing

It's always been so and no doubt always will be....

It's always been so and no doubt always will be. You could be asking how to ripen tomatoes and someone will pipe up with 'Well if you flew gliders you would know.' Just let them get on with it, they...
27th Feb 2018, 16:44
Replies: 5
Views: 1,699
Posted By thing

I wouldn't rely on the ASI in a sideslip. ...

I wouldn't rely on the ASI in a sideslip.

Also check your POH wrt sideslip and flap settings. Some POH don't recommend sideslipping with flap, certainly the older 172's with 40 flap selectable...
23rd Feb 2018, 15:28
Replies: 69
Views: 11,320
Posted By thing

I've never understood that either. If you've got...

I've never understood that either. If you've got it, use it. Mid air is my greatest flying fear, anything that says 'Hey I'm here!!!!' has got to be good.

Unless you're running contraband of...
23rd Feb 2018, 15:11
Replies: 40
Views: 21,781
Posted By thing

Sad, only 72. He was a real old school gentleman...

Sad, only 72. He was a real old school gentleman and a top officer, as he indeed proved in his later career. Famous for his 'interesting sideburns'! Was a flight commander on 3 when I was there, his...
13th Feb 2018, 16:07
Replies: 143
Views: 42,192
Posted By thing

I was a techie in the RAF so just did the usual...

I was a techie in the RAF so just did the usual transit flights etc. Never had any problem with those in fixed wing but I never really liked helicopters. It's down to the fact that they dont have...
16th Oct 2017, 08:08
Replies: 26
Views: 4,344
Posted By thing

OK thanks for that.

OK thanks for that.
15th Oct 2017, 22:39
Replies: 26
Views: 4,344
Posted By thing

Have you been there Rightbank? What state is...

Have you been there Rightbank? What state is runway in? Thinking Arrow with three up.
15th Oct 2017, 22:30
Replies: 93
Views: 21,889
Posted By thing

Well yes you have a point! A couple of years ago...

Well yes you have a point! A couple of years ago I was working Humberside when a load of microlighters who had been to a fly in at North Coates jammed the frequemcy with general chit chat when the...
15th Oct 2017, 22:08
Replies: 26
Views: 4,344
Posted By thing

Not been to Welshpool, one I need to visit is it...

Not been to Welshpool, one I need to visit is it walkable to Powys Castle? Me and lady quite fit can walk/march quite fast.
15th Oct 2017, 21:56
Replies: 93
Views: 21,889
Posted By thing

I don't think he stated they are class F unless...

I don't think he stated they are class F unless I've missed something. Jan, you are a respected poster and no one is calling you a stupid continental, after all we are all Europeans regardless of...
15th Oct 2017, 21:34
Replies: 93
Views: 21,889
Posted By thing

Jan, no one is recommending avoidance of class G....

Jan, no one is recommending avoidance of class G. All MATZ and CMATZ are class G but what's the hardship in calling a busy mil base and saying 'Hey Im Here' ? How long does that take? Does that not...
15th Oct 2017, 20:53
Replies: 93
Views: 21,889
Posted By thing

Being in the vicinity of several MATZ and CMATZ...

Being in the vicinity of several MATZ and CMATZ in Lincs I usually finish up flying through one or more, they are hard to avoid TBH. Waddington LARS are always uber helpful, Scampton arent interested...
12th Oct 2017, 19:19
Replies: 191
Views: 143,634
Posted By thing

Been down the pub, it was a lock in.:)

Been down the pub, it was a lock in.:)
12th Oct 2017, 19:03
Replies: 191
Views: 143,634
Posted By thing

Yes, always a fine culinary experience there. ...

Yes, always a fine culinary experience there.

Does this count as the longest ever time for answering a post? :)
23rd May 2017, 18:51
Replies: 22
Views: 4,987
Posted By thing

Electric trim?!!! Very posh! Yes I fly both...

Electric trim?!!! Very posh!

Yes I fly both slab and tapered. As for different switchery etc it's just a matter of sitting in the pit and familiarising yourself with the layout and of course...
19th May 2017, 17:34
Replies: 82
Views: 10,529
Posted By thing

I think you're missing the point here...no one is...

I think you're missing the point here...no one is saying don't use the autopilot, if I flew a plane with a working autopilot I would use it myself on long legs. But being as I'm guessing the vast...
19th May 2017, 09:27
Replies: 82
Views: 10,529
Posted By thing

Some people can watch TV for six hours at a...

Some people can watch TV for six hours at a stretch...I would rather stick pins in my eyes but I guess it's what they get used to. They don't get up and say 'My God that was boring.' Or maybe they do...
19th May 2017, 08:10
Replies: 22
Views: 4,987
Posted By thing

Likewise people who are told they will need a...

Likewise people who are told they will need a couple of hours 'conversion' training from something like a 172 to a 28. Am I wrong to think that some ATOs milk it a little? I can go from a Ford to a...
18th May 2017, 21:02
Replies: 22
Views: 4,987
Posted By thing

Yep, can't say I disagree with either of you but...

Yep, can't say I disagree with either of you but it does show there are different opinions out there amongst people who know far better than me.
18th May 2017, 21:00
Replies: 82
Views: 10,529
Posted By thing

Unless you were all like me. It would be a ...

Unless you were all like me. It would be a perfect world then.


;)
18th May 2017, 15:40
Replies: 22
Views: 4,987
Posted By thing

Opinions vary on that, I might add that I don't...

Opinions vary on that, I might add that I don't have a real opinion one way or another but I was doing an annual checkride in an Arrow last year and on downwind the instructor (who is CFI of his own...
17th May 2017, 20:16
Replies: 82
Views: 10,529
Posted By thing

Fine if your aircraft has an autopilot. I'm not...

Fine if your aircraft has an autopilot. I'm not advocating not using it at all. It's just that the vast majority of your normal club light aircraft don't have autopilots. I've flown a largish...
17th May 2017, 18:52
Replies: 82
Views: 10,529
Posted By thing

You don't have to be anything near a Skygod first...

You don't have to be anything near a Skygod first class. I get the impression that whoever you did your IMC training with scared you to death about flying IMC, it's no big deal at all to hand fly in...
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