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12th Feb 2020, 10:17
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Posted By hugh flung_dung

Yes, that would be Starlink...

Yes, that would be Starlink https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SpaceX_Starlink. A total of 12,000 satellites have been approved (with a possible extension to 42,000!!!) and, so far, there have been 3...
1st Apr 2019, 11:52
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Views: 339,065
Posted By hugh flung_dung

This is a fascinating thread but I take issue...

This is a fascinating thread but I take issue with one comment: . I taught aerobatics in light aircraft (such as Bulldog, Cap10, Stearman) for many years and introduced gates from almost the first...
29th Jan 2019, 21:06
Replies: 41
Views: 11,005
Posted By hugh flung_dung

Your wish is my, errr, whatever ...

Your wish is my, errr, whatever
https://www.dropbox.com/s/3rw287l0pucwzj4/Bulldog%20Instructor%20Guide.pdf.pdf?dl=0...
3rd Jul 2018, 12:30
Replies: 36
Views: 5,651
Posted By hugh flung_dung

Wannabe1999...

Wannabe1999 (https://www.pprune.org/members/424377-wannabe1999)
Don't worry about a school not accepting you for theory - they're all businesses so will take money from anyone. The problem is more...
1st Jul 2018, 21:38
Replies: 36
Views: 5,651
Posted By hugh flung_dung

To answer your first question: always draw a...

To answer your first question: always draw a sketch of the situation before you start. By doing this you will know which side the wind is from and whether it's ahead or behind, rather than just...
2nd May 2018, 18:04
Replies: 6
Views: 971
Posted By hugh flung_dung

The answer to the OP's question comes from...

The answer to the OP's question comes from considering who will own the accident or incident if the trip does not go well - this is the person who signed for the aircraft and that person therefore...
28th Apr 2018, 08:48
Replies: 424
Views: 221,211
Posted By hugh flung_dung

The procedure is identical to cataract surgery,...

The procedure is identical to cataract surgery, which is supposedly the most frequently performed surgery, and replaces the natural lens with a plastic one. Because a plastic lens is rigid there is...
27th Apr 2018, 09:47
Replies: 424
Views: 221,211
Posted By hugh flung_dung

Consider "Clear Lens Exchange" as well as LASIK

I went for CLE a few years ago and would recommend it over LASIK unless you are young (sub-40) and still have many years of being able to accommodate ahead of you. I chose lenses that slightly...
13th Apr 2018, 19:41
Replies: 34
Views: 4,157
Posted By hugh flung_dung

Excellent! I'm envious of what must have been a...

Excellent! I'm envious of what must have been a fun trip.

I did my fair share of dumb things, but it always strikes me as odd that the older we get the more risk averse we become, despite there...
13th Apr 2018, 13:50
Replies: 34
Views: 4,157
Posted By hugh flung_dung

Old,not ...: I think we're in sync, I just didn't...

Old,not ...: I think we're in sync, I just didn't want people to get the idea that MDR was complicated, or that nasty sums were needed, or that they need to understand the 1:60 stuff to use MDR.
...
13th Apr 2018, 11:42
Replies: 34
Views: 4,157
Posted By hugh flung_dung

Gertrude: unfortunately even basic trig...

Gertrude: unfortunately even basic trig frightens-off quite a few studes so, at the PPL level, I think it's best just to get people using the practical guidance. Those who want to derive the MD and...
12th Apr 2018, 19:03
Replies: 34
Views: 4,157
Posted By hugh flung_dung

Rarely...: you're correct, but I learned to do...

Rarely...: you're correct, but I learned to do this before GPS could give you a groundspeed. Given all the other vagaries and inaccuracies TAS is "good enough".

HFD
10th Apr 2018, 19:54
Replies: 34
Views: 4,157
Posted By hugh flung_dung

Ditch the gadgets and learn the following: ...

Ditch the gadgets and learn the following:

maximum drift (MD) angle = windspeed x 60/TAS. MD is calculated during initial planning and written on chart or PLOG.
turn to track, use the DI to...
29th Mar 2018, 11:28
Replies: 47
Views: 8,112
Posted By hugh flung_dung

Could you provide a link? From the FAQs: ...

Could you provide a link?

From the FAQs:
"Q.5. Will the IAA accept my PART-FCL exams if I complete them in another EASA Member State?
A. The IAA will accept a full set of exams completed in one...
10th Feb 2018, 12:27
Replies: 47
Views: 8,112
Posted By hugh flung_dung

BEagle, I don't see how that would work. I'm sure...

BEagle, I don't see how that would work. I'm sure people will recognise the questions rather than their number. We need to accept that, with the internet and social media, it's not possible to keep...
7th Feb 2018, 18:33
Replies: 47
Views: 8,112
Posted By hugh flung_dung

Over the years I've had a few students who've...

Over the years I've had a few students who've been through these courses, some have been very good but many have not retained sufficient of whatever they were taught. One student told me he'd been on...
18th Jan 2018, 16:17
Replies: 30
Views: 4,901
Posted By hugh flung_dung

Tch! I'm surprised nobody has mentioned: fingers...

Tch! I'm surprised nobody has mentioned: fingers over the back of the blade, inappropriate (lack of) footwear, no chocks ... were you distracted? :E
18th Jan 2018, 10:33
Replies: 30
Views: 4,901
Posted By hugh flung_dung

Yup, I tell my studes that but forgot to mention...

Yup, I tell my studes that but forgot to mention it here :sad:

HFD
18th Jan 2018, 09:16
Replies: 30
Views: 4,901
Posted By hugh flung_dung

Provided the correct techniques are used, hand...

Provided the correct techniques are used, hand swinging is OK on the smaller engines with 2-bladed props that are at a safe height and have the props fitted so compression occurs at a convenient prop...
18th Jan 2018, 08:36
Replies: 30
Views: 4,901
Posted By hugh flung_dung

It takes an almost constant time for the flame...

It takes an almost constant time for the flame front to propagate so if the engine is turning slowly the spark needs to occur later than when it's turning fast. One mag has an impulse coupling which...
17th Sep 2017, 13:59
Replies: 58,040
Views: 8,388,038
Posted By hugh flung_dung

Plane eating creature captured on camera for...

Plane eating creature captured on camera for first time - Bermuda triangle mystery finally solved.

or

(Attenborough voice over) and here we see the final moments of the little yellow aeroplane...
16th Jul 2017, 14:53
Replies: 30
Views: 4,901
Posted By hugh flung_dung

Hope this isn't too late - ...

Hope this isn't too late -
https://www.dropbox.com/s/3rw287l0pucwzj4/Bulldog%20Instructor%20Guide.pdf.pdf?dl=0...
4th Apr 2017, 09:36
Replies: 4
Views: 1,211
Posted By hugh flung_dung

Now you've got me worried that I might have...

Now you've got me worried that I might have missed something because ours are 2014. They may not be bad but they've still got a chunk of irrelevant stuff in them. I've failed to find a list of...
3rd Apr 2017, 22:52
Replies: 4
Views: 1,211
Posted By hugh flung_dung

Any news about the new exam papers?

I haven't noticed anything about the new PPL and IMC/IRR exams for a while - have I missed it, have they died at birth, ... ?

Also, a long time ago there was talk of moving to an on-line system...
26th Dec 2016, 19:05
Replies: 18
Views: 3,002
Posted By hugh flung_dung

IMnsHO the apparent wind shifts in training are...

IMnsHO the apparent wind shifts in training are usually caused by the stude mishandling and not correctly compensating for secondary control effects.
I refer the OP to my earlier answer: use...
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