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10th Sep 2020, 12:52
Replies: 3
Views: 825
Posted By Dave Gittins

Colleague of mine has just holidayed in Croatia...

Colleague of mine has just holidayed in Croatia with her family and had a lovely time. She got back a week last Saturday (they changed the rules on Croatia and returnees having to isolate in the UK 6...
26th Aug 2020, 12:13
Replies: 18
Views: 2,086
Posted By Dave Gittins

I thought that was caused by slowing down and...

I thought that was caused by slowing down and pulling back and at stick pusher retracting the flaps and stalling. Wasn't a deep stall and nose down and full power could maybe have saved it.
24th Aug 2020, 12:56
Replies: 2
Views: 743
Posted By Dave Gittins

Just added a comment of support, as I have every...

Just added a comment of support, as I have every time there has been an opportunity.
19th Aug 2020, 13:02
Replies: 8
Views: 1,354
Posted By Dave Gittins

It should be possible to find the report on the...

It should be possible to find the report on the AAIB site. There are certainly other brief reports around the internet including a synopsis on Wikipedia
19th Aug 2020, 12:19
Replies: 6
Views: 1,046
Posted By Dave Gittins

eBay seems to have a thriving section. No doubt...

eBay seems to have a thriving section. No doubt there are other websites/sales sites / auction sites such as Craig's List, depending where you are.
18th Aug 2020, 11:52
Replies: 35
Views: 6,016
Posted By Dave Gittins

Sodium Hypochlorite (AKA bleach or chloros)...

Sodium Hypochlorite (AKA bleach or chloros) certainly doesn't like copper or aluminium. Of course extent of harm depends on concentration and length of exposure.
13th Aug 2020, 12:16
Replies: 362
Views: 161,424
Posted By Dave Gittins

Apols if I have missed it but why (is it...

Apols if I have missed it but why (is it conjectured) that after an approach to 27 with a wind of 240 (and apparently a GS of 149 kts) were approaches to 10 (with a GS of 176 kts) then attempted. ...
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Aug 2020, 12:02
Replies: 37
Views: 3,131
Posted By Dave Gittins

I'm a little mystified as to why the 06.38...

I'm a little mystified as to why the 06.38 crashed at about 09.40 having only travelled some 30-40 miles. Must have been seriously delayed by the first landslip; then perhaps there was an urge to...
3rd Aug 2020, 12:57
Replies: 15
Views: 1,108
Posted By Dave Gittins

Suggest that rather than ask the question again,...

Suggest that rather than ask the question again, you browse (or search) some of the previous responses .. maybe starting just a couple of posts below. [personally I fly at Redhill and am very happy...
3rd Aug 2020, 12:23
Replies: 101
Views: 11,028
Posted By Dave Gittins

I sometimes fly in Colorado and with the airfield...

I sometimes fly in Colorado and with the airfield elevation at 6870 ft there is no way you'll use QFE.
27th Jul 2020, 12:57
Replies: 22
Views: 6,449
Posted By Dave Gittins

As one who occasionally flies in he US, I'm...

As one who occasionally flies in he US, I'm constantly bemused at the rather lax way of doing things. For example take off from a small field, fly towards a big airport, make a call and get a squawk...
23rd Jul 2020, 11:49
Replies: 17
Views: 2,770
Posted By Dave Gittins

I'm waiting to see what happens about my seats to...

I'm waiting to see what happens about my seats to go to Colorado for Christmas (if Covid 19 lets it happen at all).

When I booked and paid for my premium economy seats a few weeks ago it was going...
16th Jul 2020, 12:40
Replies: 43
Views: 10,076
Posted By Dave Gittins

What staggers me is how many of the gullible...

What staggers me is how many of the gullible actually sent money ...amounting to over 100,000 bucks.

What happened to "if it sounds too good to true it most likely isn't" ?????

:ugh:
14th Jul 2020, 12:19
Replies: 43
Views: 10,076
Posted By Dave Gittins

Doesn't anybody have any common sense any more ?...

Doesn't anybody have any common sense any more ? Feel sorry for Dick having to explain that it's a scam. Isn't it bindingly obvious ? Recent UK victims of apparently advertising bit coin include...
9th Jul 2020, 12:32
Replies: 20
Views: 2,105
Posted By Dave Gittins

Unless I have missed something, "drones" became...

Unless I have missed something, "drones" became so prevalent and presumably potentially dangerous that the AAIB were made responsible for looking at the reasons so many crashed. Having read some of...
6th Jul 2020, 12:29
Replies: 1
Views: 928
Posted By Dave Gittins

Sounds fascinating but I am afraid I don't...

Sounds fascinating but I am afraid I don't understand.
6th Jul 2020, 12:24
Replies: 20
Views: 2,105
Posted By Dave Gittins

Bloody dangerous (I suppose the proper term is...

Bloody dangerous (I suppose the proper term is high risk) .... fine until one of the engines stops or one of the propellers falls off. At least most "proper" flying machines can be safely landed...
30th Jun 2020, 12:27
Replies: 19
Views: 1,917
Posted By Dave Gittins

I did a visual into Colorado Springs 13,501 x 150...

I did a visual into Colorado Springs 13,501 x 150 at Christmas in a 172, not Covid just a normal quiet day.

I've also done a couple of visual approaches to Gatwick (10,879 x 150) lately, none...
Forum: North America
25th Jun 2020, 12:25
Replies: 2
Views: 345
Posted By Dave Gittins

I visit Colorado Springs a couple of time a year...

I visit Colorado Springs a couple of time a year and fly all around in a 172. Never been to Fort Collins but I have Greeley. To the east is pretty flat and uninspiring. Great flying around the...
25th Jun 2020, 12:17
Replies: 161
Views: 97,887
Posted By Dave Gittins

When I was in Doha constructing Hamad Airport,...

When I was in Doha constructing Hamad Airport, there were a lot of tipper truck drivers on site. Because of their terrible safety record, one day our chief "elf' decided to do a spot check on driving...
24th Jun 2020, 12:20
Replies: 49
Views: 9,554
Posted By Dave Gittins

If I understand this in Post #1 Sam says that the...

If I understand this in Post #1 Sam says that the GIB is the only one insured. I assume that if one of the highly qualified pilots at the controls breaks the aeroplane, the insurance company will...
24th Jun 2020, 12:11
Replies: 36
Views: 2,979
Posted By Dave Gittins

Not too heavily, they only wanted 350 and pay...

Not too heavily, they only wanted 350 and pay the rest in November. It's the same 350 I got back from my cancelled Alicante flights in April.
23rd Jun 2020, 12:19
Replies: 14
Views: 1,865
Posted By Dave Gittins

Many a long year ago I rocked up in Heraklion to...

Many a long year ago I rocked up in Heraklion to have a play in a Greek (but ex-Stapleford and re registered) C-150 while I was on holiday in Crete. Two ladies from the Greek CAA insisted my EASA...
23rd Jun 2020, 12:10
Replies: 36
Views: 2,979
Posted By Dave Gittins

I wanted to book for the USA at Christmas and the...

I wanted to book for the USA at Christmas and the first attempt failed a couple of days ago .

Computer said; "Something went wrong, we haven't charged your card, please call us on 0344 494 0787 to...
22nd Jun 2020, 12:03
Replies: 7
Views: 1,180
Posted By Dave Gittins

Dr Kurbaan, London Heart Centre, Wimpole St.

Dr Kurbaan, London Heart Centre, Wimpole St.
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