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3rd Jul 2017, 13:47
Replies: 57
Views: 10,039
Posted By riverrock83

So they normally need 6 people to keep 4...

So they normally need 6 people to keep 4 positions open?
Positions being: Ground; Tower; Approach/Radar; and an assistant?

I'm guessing that on reduced staff they combine ground and tower (like...
24th Apr 2017, 17:17
Replies: 28
Views: 3,899
Posted By riverrock83

How does it work? ...

How does it work?
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/05/ILS_localizer_illustration.svg
Localizer at the far end of the runway (so aircraft on auto-land can use it to stay on the...
23rd Jan 2017, 11:09
Replies: 188
Views: 19,066
Posted By riverrock83

Firstly - you can't put unpublished GNSS...

Firstly - you can't put unpublished GNSS approaches into IFR GPSs - they simply wont accept them. Its part of their certification.

So you are left with doing home brew approaches based off VFR...
31st Oct 2016, 17:40
Replies: 18
Views: 2,954
Posted By riverrock83

The Eurostar at PIK is the group A version -...

The Eurostar at PIK is the group A version - essentially identical to the micolight version other than a fuel pump and paperwork. Its on a permit to fly - costs are generally the same as if it was...
25th May 2016, 17:27
Replies: 8
Views: 2,185
Posted By riverrock83

Indeed - what are you looking for? Are you...

Indeed - what are you looking for? Are you worried about places which require booking for practice approaches, or there will be a charge?
Prestwick are friendly & accommodating.
24th May 2016, 11:04
Replies: 17
Views: 3,230
Posted By riverrock83

Dougie Expect to get a laminated sheet which...

Dougie
Expect to get a laminated sheet which acts as your map, a route and an information card with frequencies and information about different locations you can call enroute. You will probably be...
24th May 2016, 09:38
Replies: 13
Views: 2,502
Posted By riverrock83

Your transponder may have been being interrogated...

Your transponder may have been being interrogated by airliner TCAS - not necessarily someone on the ground. Better to make sure you actually have a service.
I suspect that if you can't talk to SI,...
29th Apr 2016, 13:11
Replies: 20
Views: 3,954
Posted By riverrock83

With many plexiglass cockpits, polarised glasses...

With many plexiglass cockpits, polarised glasses cause you to see a rainbow like effect, which makes it harder to see outside, as well as the problems with a fair number of digital instruments...
1st Apr 2016, 09:16
Replies: 24
Views: 10,394
Posted By riverrock83

Sorry to hear that piperboy - I hope there hasn't...

Sorry to hear that piperboy - I hope there hasn't been much damage and since you're posting - glad that you're OK!
29th Mar 2016, 16:01
Replies: 18
Views: 4,659
Posted By riverrock83

Why not come up and fly in Scotland? ...

Why not come up and fly in Scotland?
Beautiful countryside, we speak the right language, no legal issues.
You could fly yourself up (good experience to work out how to manage longer journeys) or...
29th Mar 2016, 15:52
Replies: 64
Views: 9,702
Posted By riverrock83

Often Tower controllers have agreement to be able...

Often Tower controllers have agreement to be able to give clearances in / out of an airport within certain parameters without having to coordinate with an approach controller. Typically that would...
8th Mar 2016, 15:09
Replies: 12
Views: 2,478
Posted By riverrock83

If you're flying a Canadian reg aircraft, then...

If you're flying a Canadian reg aircraft, then you should be OK for brief stays - which is what ICAO gives you. If you want to fly other reg aircraft, local rules apply.
Eg, for UK see...
22nd Jan 2016, 17:02
Replies: 19
Views: 6,956
Posted By riverrock83

In the UK, OFCOM charge airfields less for 8.33...

In the UK, OFCOM charge airfields less for 8.33 frequencies than 25kHz frequencies so there are a few around (Cumbernauld near me for example). However last time I was in that area - Glasgow asked...
26th Nov 2015, 17:05
Replies: 15
Views: 5,377
Posted By riverrock83

Indeed. Update the personal details / address...

Indeed.
Update the personal details / address on your Flight Crew Licence | Private Pilots | Personal Licences and Training...
2nd Nov 2015, 10:38
Replies: 3
Views: 1,623
Posted By riverrock83

See How to obtain a UK EASA Licence if you hold a...

See How to obtain a UK EASA Licence if you hold a non-UK medical certificate/licence | Medical | Personal Licences and Training (http://www.caa.co.uk/default.aspx?catid=49&pageid=2576)
...
14th Sep 2015, 11:50
Replies: 4
Views: 2,317
Posted By riverrock83

Just make sure that you know the peculiarities of...

Just make sure that you know the peculiarities of airlaw in the UK vs the rest of Europe before you start to fly!
11th Sep 2015, 18:04
Replies: 7
Views: 3,178
Posted By riverrock83

No - because the chances are, if you took the...

No - because the chances are, if you took the exam 18 months ago, you'll have forgotten everything in it since then!
11th Sep 2015, 17:35
Replies: 103
Views: 9,542
Posted By riverrock83

So on this thread we've had Chuck tell us he...

So on this thread we've had Chuck tell us he illegally landed a DC3 sideways in the Arctic (i don't think a DC3 has auto land) and Step Turn tell us he happily flew an aircraft from the maintenance...
11th Sep 2015, 16:14
Replies: 6
Views: 2,052
Posted By riverrock83

In general, without knowing the details of the...

In general, without knowing the details of the aircraft you're talking about, if it is on a Certificate of Airworthiness it needs to stay on one. The exceptions are if the type certificate holder...
27th Aug 2015, 18:14
Replies: 22
Views: 3,331
Posted By riverrock83

Every contact you make with your MP is worth many...

Every contact you make with your MP is worth many many signatures on these things, as MPs are the ones who make the decisions.
So contact them!
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Aug 2015, 16:45
Replies: 61
Views: 5,519
Posted By riverrock83

Nokia phones include "Here Maps" which are free,...

Nokia phones include "Here Maps" which are free, world wide and include traffic info and re-routing. They also have a "commute" option, which learns your preferred routes and tells you which will be...
17th Aug 2015, 12:45
Replies: 10
Views: 3,519
Posted By riverrock83

Prestwick Flying Club's Robin is 156ph ...

Prestwick Flying Club's Robin is 156ph
Prestwick Flight Centre's Katana or C152 are 142.50ph last time I checked last year.

The landing costs from the club are a bit lower, and I suspect if you...
10th Aug 2015, 18:14
Replies: 78
Views: 42,306
Posted By riverrock83

I've never been to your part of the world - have...

I've never been to your part of the world - have you been sailing in your area? Google maps suggests that the Exeter canal would be too narrow, and the River Exe is either tidal or covered with...
20th Jul 2015, 23:01
Replies: 23
Views: 3,209
Posted By riverrock83

FREDA I'm sure you can google, but it is a...

FREDA I'm sure you can google, but it is a mnemonic used for periodic checks when enroute.
Stands for

Fuel
Radio
Engine (including Carb Heat)
Direction Indicator
Altitude
20th Jul 2015, 22:42
Replies: 9
Views: 1,560
Posted By riverrock83

As is said - in the UK you can do what you want...

As is said - in the UK you can do what you want at non-licenced strips with regards lighting.

For licensed aerodromes, see https://www.caa.co.uk/docs/33/CAP168.PDF
Look at Chapter 6 (from page...
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