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8th Jan 2019, 11:14
Replies: 12
Views: 1,855
Posted By Bob Upanddown

8.33

As I understand the rules, ground stations had until the beginning of this year to upgrade their radios and so we should all be talking on 8.33 spaced "channels" by now (apart from the odd exceptions...
18th Dec 2018, 17:41
Replies: 19
Views: 2,719
Posted By Bob Upanddown

I started a similar thread in another place....

I started a similar thread in another place. Whilst I can appreciate the attitude that prevailed there (I'm alright, I can't make a difference so I will carry on using my gas-guzzling aircraft, my...
27th Apr 2018, 15:26
Replies: 9
Views: 2,246
Posted By Bob Upanddown

I would not be so pesimistic but agree the...

I would not be so pesimistic but agree the problem with Lycomings is the Camshaft, etc, rather than cylinders.
But so many aircraft see lack of use over the Winter and I bet very few have an owner...
19th Apr 2018, 13:03
Replies: 3
Views: 1,341
Posted By Bob Upanddown

I think Foreflight is more integrated with Garmin...

I think Foreflight is more integrated with Garmin and other avionics than Skydemon. Skydemon is really good but maybe Foreflight will appeal to the people with GTN750s.
19th Apr 2018, 08:32
Replies: 67
Views: 7,397
Posted By Bob Upanddown

Exactly. It might be a complete PITA to go to L2K...

Exactly. It might be a complete PITA to go to L2K for Lunch, who knows (not me, as all my flying has been whilst the UK has been in the EU)? Maybe we will need a Visa to go to France in a GA aircraft...
18th Apr 2018, 16:32
Replies: 67
Views: 7,397
Posted By Bob Upanddown

My "member or the EU" red passport is due to be...

My "member or the EU" red passport is due to be renewed in 2020. So am I going to be banned from travel after March because my passport isn't Blue with "Free United Kingdom" on the front?? I don't...
15th Mar 2018, 10:19
Replies: 52
Views: 13,450
Posted By Bob Upanddown

Because last month they thought putting up the...

Because last month they thought putting up the costs would deter light GA. Didn't work so now they are being honest as this effectively says they don't want us.

Watch others follow suit as I bet...
2nd Jan 2018, 14:39
Replies: 37
Views: 6,444
Posted By Bob Upanddown

I am all for buying a share in an airfield but...

I am all for buying a share in an airfield but who is going to sell a suitable airfield? Regional and City Airports are going around buying up or buying into airports but I suspect they are...
29th Dec 2017, 14:22
Replies: 37
Views: 6,444
Posted By Bob Upanddown

Apparently there are over 20,000 GA aircraft...

Apparently there are over 20,000 GA aircraft registered in the UK with 28,000 PPLs (plus pilots holding CPLs) flying them. Yes, small numbers but when you look at the numbers attending the big...
28th Dec 2017, 16:34
Replies: 37
Views: 6,444
Posted By Bob Upanddown

And, I believe, you are the CAA's model for the...

And, I believe, you are the CAA's model for the future of Light GA in the UK. A bunch of old Geezers in old aeroplanes flying from grass farm strips.

Unfortunately, this model will see the demise...
10th Apr 2017, 09:53
Replies: 10
Views: 1,724
Posted By Bob Upanddown

So what happens when the leave the EU?? At that...

So what happens when the leave the EU?? At that point any EU/USA BASA will not affect the UK because we won't be in the EU. At the point we leave the EU, UK pilots flying on an FAA licence will not...
25th Mar 2017, 09:19
Replies: 60
Views: 21,126
Posted By Bob Upanddown

Flying an N reg in the UK using a UK license is...

Flying an N reg in the UK using a UK license is something that the FAA accept under FAR Part 61 (61.3). That, as far as I know, has not been subject to any other UK regulation.

I know this thread...
24th Mar 2017, 15:40
Replies: 60
Views: 21,126
Posted By Bob Upanddown

I have just received an email from AOPA which...

I have just received an email from AOPA which says..
Private Flights in "N" Registered EASA Aircraft beyond April 2017

In response to a query raised by Nick Wilcock, the DfT has confirmed that ...
21st Mar 2017, 10:09
Replies: 41
Views: 6,876
Posted By Bob Upanddown

That sounds like a nice idea. Where would such a...

That sounds like a nice idea. Where would such a service come from, and who would pay for it?[/quote]

To answer the Thread Starter's question I think you have to consider look at what you could...
8th Nov 2016, 16:29
Replies: 6
Views: 1,365
Posted By Bob Upanddown

The self-declaration seems to be a great idea and...

The self-declaration seems to be a great idea and good on the CAA for introducing it but it is such a shame that it only affects CAA regulated aircraft in the long run.

I cant say I agree it could...
8th Nov 2016, 16:03
Replies: 83
Views: 22,208
Posted By Bob Upanddown

I did my fair share of survival training when...

I did my fair share of survival training when younger but took a refresher dunking day not long ago. It is amazing how less able I was to cope in cold water at my now-retired age than I used to when...
18th Oct 2016, 10:02
Replies: 40
Views: 10,492
Posted By Bob Upanddown

I think this idea comes from the top (in other...

I think this idea comes from the top (in other words, the CEO) and his brief is obviously to maximise income and reduce expenditure.


They are moving (and have been for a few years) towards one...
6th Jul 2016, 16:51
Replies: 31
Views: 4,985
Posted By Bob Upanddown

The AIC is due out tomorrow according to the...

The AIC is due out tomorrow according to the people who are posting on Flyer.

I don't think enforced or encouraged Listening Squawks will end infringments. My thoughts are that infringements are...
14th Apr 2016, 11:36
Replies: 360
Views: 134,722
Posted By Bob Upanddown

Why do all small airports think Ryanair is their...

Why do all small airports think Ryanair is their salvation?

Biggin Hill exists on GA, Gloucester has a little commercial traffic but lots of GA.
Is there any reason why Blackpool can not operate...
6th Apr 2016, 12:40
Replies: 5
Views: 1,359
Posted By Bob Upanddown

I recall that there was an organization formed...

I recall that there was an organization formed asking for just that. People poo-pooed the idea behind that organization but it looks as if it might have been justified.

Apparently the CAA have...
5th Apr 2016, 12:08
Replies: 18
Views: 3,304
Posted By Bob Upanddown

Unfortunately the intelligentsia allow lesser...

Unfortunately the intelligentsia allow lesser beings to deal with the mundane, hence we end up with a "Dave" running the country, but then we allow them (police, government departments, quangos) too...
5th Apr 2016, 09:14
Replies: 1,319
Views: 558,785
Posted By Bob Upanddown

Very true. The only problem is the present...

Very true. The only problem is the present management who are focused on Commercial Airlines and, at the same time, managing to pi$$ off most of the GA businesses at the airport with huge rents, huge...
4th Apr 2016, 17:18
Replies: 1,319
Views: 558,785
Posted By Bob Upanddown

From the local paper linked to a few posts ago,...

From the local paper linked to a few posts ago, even they think the airport is doomed. I don't think Ryanair will be parking anything at Bournemouth this winter, the place will be like Filton sooner...
4th Feb 2016, 12:24
Replies: 10
Views: 2,688
Posted By Bob Upanddown

I flew a 260 many years ago. It is a fine...

I flew a 260 many years ago. It is a fine aircraft.

I recall there is a wide margin between the takeoff speed and the flapless stall speed hence (as you take off with take-off flap set) if you...
10th Jan 2016, 14:37
Replies: 50
Views: 7,004
Posted By Bob Upanddown

The technique where the aircraft is taught by...

The technique where the aircraft is taught by instructors who are building hours for the airlines.

I can remember being taught to rotate a Cessna 150 and to crab and kick straight only to then be...
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