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9th Aug 2022, 10:46
Replies: 7
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I'd suggest buying a small share in something...

I'd suggest buying a small share in something either a 2-seat microlight, or basic but sensible LAA type, and revalidate your licence with a local instructor and then examiner in that. This basically...
30th Jul 2022, 16:11
Replies: 7
Views: 587

Between those two, no - two perfectly good...

Between those two, no - two perfectly good training aeroplanes. Pick the cheapest, so long as you're happy with the instructor and the school.

G
27th Jun 2022, 15:33
Replies: 7
Views: 950

Statistically, the go-around is actually most...

Statistically, the go-around is actually most likely to cause a stall/spin fatal close to the ground, not either the final turn, nor initial climb-out. (The GASCo studying our Fl1ingfrog...
19th Jun 2022, 16:57
Replies: 26
Views: 2,518

I was only referring to the checkout there. ...

I was only referring to the checkout there.

Basically anything to do with CAA is nauseatingly over-complicated for no good reason at the moment. Please don't think it's just you - I had to...
19th Jun 2022, 16:00
Replies: 26
Views: 2,518

I can't exercise my 61.75 in the USA without a...

I can't exercise my 61.75 in the USA without a class 1 or class 2 either. ICAO standards are where it's at for all things international in flying, something perhaps not all that obvious from the FAA...
19th Jun 2022, 00:18
Replies: 26
Views: 2,518

Or just get a temporary validation of your FAA...

Or just get a temporary validation of your FAA Licence.

https://www.caa.co.uk/Commercial-industry/Pilot-licences/Non-UK-licences/Recognition-of-ICAO-third-country-licences-in-UK-airspace/

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18th Jun 2022, 23:51
Replies: 20
Views: 1,455

On the contrary, absolutely delighted. G

On the contrary, absolutely delighted.

G
18th Jun 2022, 23:47
Replies: 20
Views: 1,455

I don't remember where I posted it either, but...

I don't remember where I posted it either, but it's generally along these lines.

"This will be my take-off on runway 24. I will rotate at A knots, aim to establish a climb at B knots, and raise...
Forum: Tech Log
17th Jun 2022, 17:26
Replies: 7
Views: 1,036

And it did, with a bit of extrapolation. Thanks...

And it did, with a bit of extrapolation. Thanks again.

G
Forum: Tech Log
17th Jun 2022, 15:31
Replies: 7
Views: 1,036

Many thanks eckhard, that has some really useful...

Many thanks eckhard, that has some really useful performance charts in it and might just do the job.

G
Forum: Tech Log
17th Jun 2022, 12:19
Replies: 7
Views: 1,036

B738 climb fuel burn

Hi folks, wonder if somebody can help me with some Boeing 737 performance calculations.

I need for a research project to show the total fuel use, broken down by segment of flight (take-off, climb,...
16th Jun 2022, 14:49
Replies: 20
Views: 1,455

Interesting, particularly your suggestion that a...

Interesting, particularly your suggestion that a lot of present thinking starts possibly at gliding cable breaks.

G
16th Jun 2022, 13:45
Replies: 20
Views: 1,455

Partial loss of power

So this month we have two AAIB reports where there was a partial loss of power, leading to loss of an aircraft (one with fatalities). AAIB in the second one recommend that there's formal guidance and...
16th Jun 2022, 09:54
Replies: 4
Views: 970

Fair point from TheOddOne, personally I usually...

Fair point from TheOddOne, personally I usually mount mine on the right, so it's not obstructing my main field of view, and it's usually possible to just have it in the way of something I don't...
16th Jun 2022, 09:51
Replies: 3
Views: 1,354

I don't know either school, have flown from both...

I don't know either school, have flown from both airfields on occasion - both are friendly and well enough run.

I would say that it really comes down to the instructor. Think hard about the...
14th Jun 2022, 13:35
Replies: 4
Views: 970

I have two of these for my phone (standard big...

I have two of these for my phone (standard big size smartphone held on the long axis), one in the car, one I usually use in a PA28. Good grip on the phone, takes a lot to get it back off the...
12th Jun 2022, 20:20
Replies: 10
Views: 836

ORS4 1309 is cancelled. Regarding...

ORS4 1309 is cancelled.

Regarding FCL105(A)(a)...


So if that stands as you say, it basically limits us to SEP under 2 tonnes, carrying no more than 4POB, which is the vast majority of GA....
11th Jun 2022, 13:38
Replies: 10
Views: 836

There is no reference there to LAPL privileges...

There is no reference there to LAPL privileges only. The referred Annex VII I've linked below and is just the enabling regulation for part NCO - Non Commercial Operations.
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9th Jun 2022, 21:50
Replies: 10
Views: 836

May I offer an alternative solution. Get a...

May I offer an alternative solution.

Get a UK national CPL issued as an additional licence. That is no longer limited to non-part-21 aeroplanes, and contains non-expiring IMCR privileges for...
Replies: 11
Views: 2,242

Depends if he self manages the training (Modular...

Depends if he self manages the training (Modular / 50k), or pays for a zero-to-hero course (Integrated / 90k).

The other 30k is if he has to pay for his own type rating on something big.

I...
30th May 2022, 16:30
Replies: 3
Views: 1,128

In principle, yes. I've done a bit of flying off...

In principle, yes. I've done a bit of flying off beaches and large farmers fields in the UK (and one golf course, that was firmly precautionary). Much, but not all of that in microlights.

But, as...
26th May 2022, 13:55
Replies: 9
Views: 2,170

I was there last week doing a Permit inspection. ...

I was there last week doing a Permit inspection.

Firstly, the demise of The Hub, which frankly was dire, is really nothing to be complained about. The new cafe facilities within the terminal...
Replies: 9
Views: 1,205

Only if that nationality is an EU one I think. ...

Only if that nationality is an EU one I think.

G
Replies: 127
Views: 27,188

Thank you. I did see your comment as entertaining...

Thank you. I did see your comment as entertaining banter and hope my response was appropriate to that.

G
17th May 2022, 19:22
Replies: 3
Views: 961

Relatively inexperienced pilot, his first...

Relatively inexperienced pilot, his first aircraft purchase, he probably didn't realise that.

G
17th May 2022, 18:25
Replies: 3
Views: 961

Today I learned about insurance from that

So, a lessons learned for me, with thankfully no consequences.

I turned up to do somebody's checkout and differences on a reasonably nice Arrow IV they've just bought, straightforward enough task....
Replies: 127
Views: 27,188

Without a doubt, otherwise I wouldn't constantly...

Without a doubt, otherwise I wouldn't constantly be chasing new tickets (and wrestling with the ever shifting sands of what various authorities want to add them!) Somebody suggested a while ago that...
Replies: 127
Views: 27,188

The training schemes at aircraft manufacturers...

The training schemes at aircraft manufacturers are usually either 3+ year apprenticeships, or assume that the trainee arrives with a taught degree in aerospace engineering and start training from...
Replies: 127
Views: 27,188

I'm going to sound a note of discord here. ...

I'm going to sound a note of discord here.

An MEng in aerospace engineering costs probably 4 years of dedication, and at-least in the UK around 85k by the time you've added up tuition and living...
Replies: 127
Views: 27,188

Just expanding on routes a bit. I left...

Just expanding on routes a bit.

I left school wanting to be an aeronautical engineer, and got onto a great degree course. En route through that, I spent some time as what I suppose you might call...
Replies: 127
Views: 27,188

Hi TF, I've been around this community for some...

Hi TF, I've been around this community for some decades, although never personally worked as an airline pilot, but hopefully my views can be useful.



I assume that's the Bac, which is a good...
10th May 2022, 21:23
Replies: 51
Views: 3,674

First flight press release with video...

First flight press release with video (https://www.cranfield.ac.uk/press/news-2022/first-all-british-electric-aircraft-makes-successful-test-flights)
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21st Mar 2022, 16:35
Replies: 17
Views: 1,922

Thanks Hobbit, this particularly I think can work...

Thanks Hobbit, this particularly I think can work for me...



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21st Mar 2022, 15:15
Replies: 17
Views: 1,922

Lack of preparation

General question, as I've had one such recently.

How do you collected wise heads of the instructing community deal with the problem of students who despite regular reminders and encouragement...
Replies: 8
Views: 595

What I'm doing right now is estimating fuel burn...

What I'm doing right now is estimating fuel burn for various weights and route profiles - it's part of a project I'm doing to identify the energy needs going forward for future fuel system airliners...
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