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18th Jul 2022, 21:54
Replies: 4
Views: 717
Posted By GWYN

Sam, is this a trick question? I thought that...

Sam, is this a trick question? I thought that with all your knowledge and experience that we should be asking you.:). My own view, for what it's worth, is that all times being Z on a flight plan,...
29th Nov 2021, 21:39
Replies: 97
Views: 10,688
Posted By GWYN

I'm sure you're right about the museum. To my...

I'm sure you're right about the museum. To my shame even though I actually remember it being established, rather a long time ago, and lived very close for a long time, I have never visited it.
...
28th Nov 2021, 20:29
Replies: 97
Views: 10,688
Posted By GWYN

Actually, Heston, see:...

Actually, Heston, see: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Stringfellow

In 1848 Stringfellow achieved the first powered flight using an unmanned 10 ft wingspan...
7th Aug 2021, 22:21
Replies: 98
Views: 18,508
Posted By GWYN

Yep, as above. It's Summer holidays so took the...

Yep, as above. It's Summer holidays so took the children up there this week to sit in the cafe and have an ice cream and watch the goings-on. As described, entry is now via the long and winding...
21st Oct 2020, 21:47
Replies: 4
Views: 717
Posted By GWYN

PM sent too.

PM sent too.
23rd Jun 2020, 21:44
Replies: 8
Views: 1,205
Posted By GWYN

Thanks. I did try the gliding at Dunstable about...

Thanks. I did try the gliding at Dunstable about 10 years ago but while it was interesting and gave a completely different outlook on flying, it didn't really grab me. Thanks for the suggestion...
20th Jun 2020, 12:43
Replies: 8
Views: 1,205
Posted By GWYN

Thanks for the suggestions. I should probably...

Thanks for the suggestions. I should probably have said, but I am starting from close to Henlow.

As far as I know, there are no aircraft for rental at either Meppershall or Old Warden. I do...
19th Jun 2020, 21:52
Replies: 8
Views: 1,205
Posted By GWYN

RAF Henlow - alternatives

With the current indefinite closure of the airfield and apparent demise of Henlow Flying Club, does anyone have any recommendations for other clubs / places to fly in the reasonable locality? The...
16th Jun 2020, 22:15
Replies: 34
Views: 10,569
Posted By GWYN

Many thanks for the suggestions, although I don't...

Many thanks for the suggestions, although I don't think there are any aircraft for rental at Meppershall. There seem to be two or three possibly based there and registered to the owner / engineering...
15th Jun 2020, 16:59
Replies: 34
Views: 10,569
Posted By GWYN

As this is a Henlow thread: with the currently...

As this is a Henlow thread: with the currently indefinite closure of the airfield and apparent demise of Henlow Flying Club, does anyone have any recommendations of other clubs / places to fly in the...
22nd Dec 2019, 20:45
Replies: 4
Views: 1,443
Posted By GWYN

Tried to PM you Sam but it's not accepted: ...

Tried to PM you Sam but it's not accepted:

Sam Rutherford has exceeded their stored private messages quota and cannot accept further messages until they clear some space.
12th Oct 2019, 18:03
Replies: 60
Views: 48,794
Posted By GWYN

Yes, Uplinker, I think we all remember that...

Yes, Uplinker, I think we all remember that little escapade. I seem to remember that crew did not believe the fuel consumption figures that they were given on their PLOG. Thought they knew better...
4th Aug 2019, 20:17
Replies: 47
Views: 10,367
Posted By GWYN

Is there not still a requirement to be ADF...

Is there not still a requirement to be ADF equipped to legally fly the Tango routes?
5th May 2019, 20:49
Replies: 13
Views: 2,489
Posted By GWYN

Many years ago, departed Exeter for the Channel...

Many years ago, departed Exeter for the Channel Islands in a TB9, having filled up the tanks to the brim. 10 minutes after departure, climbing out towards BHD the rear seat passenger tapped me on...
8th Apr 2019, 10:25
Replies: 30
Views: 15,615
Posted By GWYN

Back to Project Loon, for some years they have...

Back to Project Loon, for some years they have been evident on FR24, in South America's remote regions, with the callsign HBAL**. Mostly over Venezuela, Brazil (Amazonas), Ecuador and Peru. The...
24th Jan 2019, 10:43
Replies: 2,429
Views: 2,821,959
Posted By GWYN

Many thanks for the clarification ChickenHouse. ...

Many thanks for the clarification ChickenHouse. I still don’t fully understand though why people don’t appear on the database. Obviously those who have never held an FAA licence will not appear but...
24th Jan 2019, 10:11
Replies: 2,429
Views: 2,821,959
Posted By GWYN

Icaruss: an excellent, well reasoned and rational...

Icaruss: an excellent, well reasoned and rational post at #248, without the hysteria which seems to be evident in much of this thread,

As to the FAA Airman Database, I have no idea as to how that...
25th Dec 2018, 15:18
Replies: 1,178
Views: 765,304
Posted By GWYN

F/O We may be conspiracy theorists, but I think...

F/O We may be conspiracy theorists, but I think you're on the money.
15th Dec 2018, 20:45
Replies: 19
Views: 3,249
Posted By GWYN

Megan, I have admired your posts on other threads...

Megan, I have admired your posts on other threads but I think this one is probably the best. That is not to diminish some of the later posts which are almost equally prescient.

It has been a...
Forum: ATC Issues
10th Dec 2018, 16:55
Replies: 19
Views: 4,265
Posted By GWYN

Ummmm..............Chevvron and Floppy Link, what...

Ummmm..............Chevvron and Floppy Link, what I have never understood is that if FEW, SCT, BKN and OVC are defined in terms of OKTAS, why, oh why, did we ever have to get rid of OKTAS and...
14th Sep 2018, 20:51
Replies: 6
Views: 1,301
Posted By GWYN

It's a long time ago now but one of the Crewkerne...

It's a long time ago now but one of the Crewkerne estate agents used to keep a C182 (I think!) on a farm strip at Seavington. I think it was hangared there. I can let you know the farmer's name if...
25th Jul 2017, 20:43
Replies: 25
Views: 3,968
Posted By GWYN

...and some more. Very eerie and evocative...

...and some more. Very eerie and evocative seeing the B-24 departing into a low overcast from that place.
25th Jul 2017, 20:26
Replies: 25
Views: 3,968
Posted By GWYN

Sorry! I couldn't resist uploading a few photos...

Sorry! I couldn't resist uploading a few photos of Diamond Lil's visit to Dunkeswell, Jun 1992. Great times and amazing to see a B-24 at Dunks.

Apologies for the quality; they are scanned from...
28th Dec 2016, 13:53
Replies: 69
Views: 10,343
Posted By GWYN

EGTE: sounds about right! As far as I know he...

EGTE: sounds about right! As far as I know he had a lifetime ban from Dunks though, since about 1977. Something to do with chasing the CFI (sadly now the late, BP), around the airfield in an...
28th Nov 2016, 19:17
Replies: 575
Views: 184,528
Posted By GWYN

Beags: Surely Vivary is right under short final...

Beags: Surely Vivary is right under short final for the old Taunton International Airport, as advertised in Flight International in the seventies? At the corner of The Avenue and Staplegrove Road.
23rd Nov 2016, 13:33
Replies: 575
Views: 184,528
Posted By GWYN

I hope he's OK, although knowing Maurice he'll...

I hope he's OK, although knowing Maurice he'll probably be the first to arrive in CT.

A donkey-stop probably isn't quite such a problem for him as losing the prop over QLD - hopefully!
20th Oct 2016, 12:29
Replies: 72
Views: 20,238
Posted By GWYN

Whilst one cannot condone much of what Maurice...

Whilst one cannot condone much of what Maurice has done, he is largely harmless. I cannot recall an incident which has resulted in real harm to others, just many which in which he has thumbed his...
18th Oct 2016, 11:47
Replies: 72
Views: 20,238
Posted By GWYN

"I don't suppose that the police making the...

"I don't suppose that the police making the initial stop had ever heard of Maurice Kirk"

Taunton Police never heard of Maurice Kirk? You've gotta be 'avin' a larf, TOO!

His antics and his...
7th Oct 2016, 16:50
Replies: 41
Views: 18,489
Posted By GWYN

Did a VDF let-down with Rufus Heald for my...

Did a VDF let-down with Rufus Heald for my initial IMC test at Exeter in 1982. I think he was bored as he also insisted on a Practice Pan just to chat to his mates in D & D.
5th Oct 2016, 15:30
Replies: 4,521
Views: 1,411,969
Posted By GWYN

Sort of thread drift I know, but great to see...

Sort of thread drift I know, but great to see that Old Rogue Maurice Kirk, (meant in an affectionate / admiring, non-libellous way), back in the news. I wonder of the organisers of the Crete2Cape...
21st Apr 2016, 20:32
Replies: 0
Views: 1,520
Posted By GWYN

Leading Edge

Has anyone experience of using the renowned company Leading Edge, Leading Edge | We are leading specialists in Fuel Efficiency (http://www.leading-edge.aero/) ? Any opinions or advice which you...
25th Nov 2015, 15:56
Replies: 83
Views: 30,055
Posted By GWYN

Teslataildragger: I don't think that is a very...

Teslataildragger: I don't think that is a very comprehensive or accurate source. It only appears to list FAA licences.
22nd Nov 2015, 10:12
Replies: 83
Views: 30,055
Posted By GWYN

Pace Since you have asked… First of...

Pace

Since you have asked…

First of all, what a terrible tragedy to a beautiful family. How very sad.

Having lived a large part of my life in that area, learned to fly at Dunks many moons...
25th Oct 2015, 20:45
Replies: 12
Views: 2,027
Posted By GWYN

Nice one BEagle; and we won't even mention the...

Nice one BEagle; and we won't even mention the Philosophy Depaaartment of the University of Woolloomoloo. Do you mind if I call you Bruce??

All good advice above but Bankstown ain't what it used...
25th Aug 2014, 20:05
Replies: 69
Views: 10,123
Posted By GWYN

Hi BEags Ye, I well remember the 'aroma' of...

Hi BEags

Ye, I well remember the 'aroma' of the pigs, although I don't remember it being restricted to the alleged one day of the Planning Officer's visit. I could tell you a story of another...
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