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21st Sep 2020, 19:21
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Posted By Forfoxake

Used to do much the same at least once with each...

Used to do much the same at least once with each student when I was instructing in 3 axis microlights. It was probably frowned upon by the BMAA but I felt it was important to show students that the...
19th Sep 2020, 23:22
Replies: 26
Views: 2,100
Posted By Forfoxake

Do not recall the hard pull to left or right bit,...

Do not recall the hard pull to left or right bit, but remember reading that restarting a (hand-start) VW engine in flight lost so much height (with no guarantee of success) that it was usually much...
16th Sep 2020, 09:23
Replies: 66
Views: 6,284
Posted By Forfoxake

Good luck with that!

Good luck with that!
15th Sep 2020, 22:13
Replies: 66
Views: 6,284
Posted By Forfoxake

If I bend the rules very slightly and include...

If I bend the rules very slightly and include rotorfossil and Capt Scribble (who both appear to have stopped flying just last year), I make that 1389 years! Mostly in light aircraft and/or gliders.
...
15th Sep 2020, 08:08
Replies: 66
Views: 6,284
Posted By Forfoxake

All contributions welcome!

All contributions welcome!
15th Sep 2020, 07:42
Replies: 66
Views: 6,284
Posted By Forfoxake

Without starting a certain controversy again,...

Without starting a certain controversy again, what I meant was years since your first solo and still flying PIC.
14th Sep 2020, 20:53
Replies: 66
Views: 6,284
Posted By Forfoxake

A mere 769 years of solo flying already on this...

A mere 769 years of solo flying already on this thread!

Can we make over 1000 years before the end of Tuesday?
13th Sep 2020, 11:05
Replies: 66
Views: 6,284
Posted By Forfoxake

Well done. I am very envious, having only just...

Well done. I am very envious, having only just passed 31 years!
11th Sep 2020, 15:02
Replies: 49
Views: 5,757
Posted By Forfoxake

Impressive but I prefer a stable approach of...

Impressive but I prefer a stable approach of around 50 knots at the 230-530m grass strips I typically fly my Kitfox from.
10th Sep 2020, 17:43
Replies: 49
Views: 5,757
Posted By Forfoxake

Sorry to have confused you. Maybe I should have...

Sorry to have confused you. Maybe I should have said more slippery or less draggy!

However, imho slippy looking aircraft tend to have short, smooth and thin wings, small and/or very closely...
10th Sep 2020, 15:42
Replies: 49
Views: 5,757
Posted By Forfoxake

OK, Maoraigh1, I know I can approach a bit faster...

OK, Maoraigh1, I know I can approach a bit faster and usually slow it down in the last couple of hundred feet (and will do so if it is very gusty). However, I find that a stable approach of 50 knots...
10th Sep 2020, 09:21
Replies: 9
Views: 641
Posted By Forfoxake

There is another vital rule: Never pay in...

There is another vital rule:

Never pay in advance!
7th Sep 2020, 22:35
Replies: 49
Views: 5,757
Posted By Forfoxake

If I approach at this speed in my SEP, I will...

If I approach at this speed in my SEP, I will usually go through the far hedge unless I have the good sense to go around and try again at the correct approach speed for my aircraft (around 50 knots).
6th Sep 2020, 21:01
Replies: 6
Views: 969
Posted By Forfoxake

Filed a flight plan via Skydemon but not sure...

Filed a flight plan via Skydemon but not sure Stansted got it.

Nevertheless, got cleared through zone behind Loganair landing on 22 after only one orbit.

So Essex Radar were very co-operative...
3rd Sep 2020, 21:16
Replies: 6
Views: 969
Posted By Forfoxake

Why is that? Glasgow ATC (Class D Airspace) do!

Why is that? Glasgow ATC (Class D Airspace) do!
2nd Sep 2020, 15:07
Replies: 6
Views: 969
Posted By Forfoxake

Stansted VFR clearance?

Hoping to fly from Sywell to Stow Maries this weekend.

Could a local let me know what the chances are of a VFR clearance through the Stansted overhead at the moment (possibly via Hazelend Wood...
2nd Sep 2020, 12:56
Replies: 5
Views: 1,157
Posted By Forfoxake

Me too! However, from now on I will pay more...

Me too!
However, from now on I will pay more attention to how the pedals feel when I press them both gently downwind,
Nevertheless, probably more important in Kitfox to check on short final that...
29th Jul 2020, 21:55
Replies: 17
Views: 1,250
Posted By Forfoxake

A bit unfair and not my experience. However,...

A bit unfair and not my experience.

However, LAA Engineering are always very busy and the response time is probably slower than normal because they are still working from home at the moment AFAIK....
24th Jul 2020, 13:47
Replies: 27
Views: 6,692
Posted By Forfoxake

Which quarter can Scotland keep? 😉

Which quarter can Scotland keep? 😉
10th Jul 2020, 14:45
Replies: 16
Views: 1,241
Posted By Forfoxake

Abbeville was also my favourite, with cheap...

Abbeville was also my favourite, with cheap landing fee and nice restaurant. Resented having to throw away all that height gained over the channel to go into Calais more recently.

Not been to Le...
6th Jul 2020, 10:57
Replies: 12
Views: 5,946
Posted By Forfoxake

Seems sensible to me too though it does look like...

Seems sensible to me too though it does look like a little bit of the football pitch was left behind!
1st Jul 2020, 13:33
Replies: 19
Views: 1,916
Posted By Forfoxake

Did not know there was a navigation charge for a...

Did not know there was a navigation charge for a practice ILS at Prestwick but pretty sure there is no charge for a VFR low approach and go-around.

I have even landed and parked at the south side...
1st Jul 2020, 10:21
Replies: 19
Views: 1,916
Posted By Forfoxake

Fantastic! Nearest equivalent here would be...

Fantastic!

Nearest equivalent here would be visiting Edinburgh, Glasgow and Prestwick Airports in one trip. Visiting Prestwick is never a problem and I have previously done a very low approach and...
5th Jun 2020, 12:35
Replies: 30
Views: 3,654
Posted By Forfoxake

There has indeed been much farce involved in the...

There has indeed been much farce involved in the handling of the pandemic- the Dominic Cummings press conference in the rose garden of No.10 comes to mind.

However, different (Covid-19) rules in...
5th Jun 2020, 12:10
Replies: 30
Views: 3,654
Posted By Forfoxake

I do not know the legal position in Wales but in...

I do not know the legal position in Wales but in Scotland, the five miles is not the fixed limit in law.

To quote from the gov.scot website on Phase 1, Getting Around:

'Permitted to travel...
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