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I haven't, but work in another university and...

I haven't, but work in another university and know a lot of the people who deliver the City course - they are very good and very dedicated. It's an impressive course.

The other, similarly titled...
19th Feb 2021, 22:39
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Part 23 and below are 15m / 49ft Part 25 is...

Part 23 and below are 15m / 49ft

Part 25 is 10m / 35ft.

They are certification requirements for declared TODR.

They are mandatory minima for public transport planning, they are recommended...
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A major point here is that having a career backup...

A major point here is that having a career backup is a good thing, but in many cases a degree is not that. Train as a lifeguard, or a chef, or a plumber - all of which will be quicker and cheaper...
11th Feb 2021, 23:30
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[/color] Yes, flying schools are run on very...

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Yes, flying schools are run on very tight margins and often go bust. When that happens, usually the students don't see a penny of their money back. It is also not unknown for students,...
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My god is this thread back again. I've two...

My god is this thread back again.

I've two degrees in aerospace engineering (BEng and PhD) and I've EU, US and UK CPL/IRs and a few thousand hours. I choose to earn my living mainly in boffinry...
4th Feb 2021, 21:30
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I have a instructors handbook for the Firefly,...

I have a instructors handbook for the Firefly, and an old SSG for the Bulldog, if either of those are any use?

Email me, and I'll get them to you.

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24th Jan 2021, 18:01
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The NPPL could be used for CofA aeroplanes until...

The NPPL could be used for CofA aeroplanes until EASA threw a protectionist hissy fit less than a year ago and started making everybody's lives difficult. The UK has now left EASA. This absurdity...
21st Jan 2021, 12:04
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In my reasonable experience of flying in North...

In my reasonable experience of flying in North America (Transport Canada piggyback PPL, standalone FAA CPL), I don't recall anybody ever suggesting either that you fly without checking NOTAMs, nor...
19th Jan 2021, 15:01
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Just don't forget that you're no longer allowed...

Just don't forget that you're no longer allowed to drop any tasks onto the chap sat to your right.

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18th Jan 2021, 21:56
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Here's the official answer:...

Here's the official answer: https://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/33/InformationNotice2017034.pdf

If you are renewing your SE/IR, you'll need a bit of training and a skill test, obviously. If you do...
16th Jan 2021, 18:11
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It strikes me that in half a century of military...

It strikes me that in half a century of military supersonic flight, the design and airworthiness technical challenges are well understood.

The big questions will be about emissions - noise and...
11th Jan 2021, 12:44
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I've seen something similar (on my watch as well,...

I've seen something similar (on my watch as well, as I was in overall charge, but thankfully not the actual guilty party). My guess is that the truck was parked there with adequate clearance under an...
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As a part time professional pilot with a full...

As a part time professional pilot with a full time job in other sectors of aviation, I routinely get a class 1, then let it lapse to class 2 - renewing it when either I've got some flying lined up...
7th Jan 2021, 22:11
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Re: syndicates. I'm a serial and parallel...

Re: syndicates. I'm a serial and parallel syndicate member, having recently joined (a restoration project) my 11th syndicate in 30 years, every size from 2 to 20, single, 2 and 4-seaters, most times...
7th Jan 2021, 18:34
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Indeed, hopefully my newly SOLI'd IAA CPL will...

Indeed, hopefully my newly SOLI'd IAA CPL will have an IR on it when it turns up sometime soon (although to be fair you can't even blame the CAA for present severe restrictions on getting post in and...
7th Jan 2021, 14:57
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Just a shame that some of the other detail the...

Just a shame that some of the other detail the CAA told you one thing, and me another - but we got there (and for the OP, Steve's an enjoyable instructor and examiner to fly with, he would be worth...
7th Jan 2021, 14:55
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My slight corrections aside, my advice if you are...

My slight corrections aside, my advice if you are in the UK for a few years at least is to look towards buying a share, rather than a whole aeroplane. Fixed costs of aircraft ownership are higher in...
7th Jan 2021, 14:50
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50hrs Pilot in Command under IFR, plus a £46 fee...

50hrs Pilot in Command under IFR, plus a £46 fee and some paperwork to the CAA to get a validation of your FAA IR to them, so that they'll then accept the UK IR test pass.

Once you have your UK...
4th Jan 2021, 12:03
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Exactly what SRD said. There are off the shelf...

Exactly what SRD said. There are off the shelf solutions used in flexwing microlights, that integrate helmet, headset, microphone and intercom - they work very well. Don't re-invent the wheel.

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I agree totally with DD. I'd also say that...

I agree totally with DD.

I'd also say that whilst I'm not a fan of self learning on simulators, you obviously know how to fly. Maybe consider a second hand gaming PC and copy of FSX, XP11 or...
31st Dec 2020, 19:53
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Having dealt with them over some 20 years now...

Having dealt with them over some 20 years now (and still working with them on a project at the moment) - they earned it. Flylight are a very robust, honest, hardworking, and competent company. We can...
31st Dec 2020, 17:44
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Flylight have been the design owner and...

Flylight have been the design owner and manufacturer of the Skyranger family for about three years now.

G
26th Dec 2020, 22:51
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I have a scan of the POH and RAF training notes,...

I have a scan of the POH and RAF training notes, but not the FRCs if that's any use. Email me at boffin at engineer dot com, and I'll drop them in a fileshare for you.

G
12th Dec 2020, 13:37
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That looks like an FAA, not a CAA or EASA...

That looks like an FAA, not a CAA or EASA reference.

G
10th Dec 2020, 17:53
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Followed by keelhauling. G

Followed by keelhauling.

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