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10th May 2020, 20:15
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Views: 1,079
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I'll put in a different view. Get that FAA book...

I'll put in a different view. Get that FAA book and read it. I generally find books written for an American audience to be a far more gentle introduction to a subject - sometimes to the point of...
16th Apr 2020, 09:00
Replies: 41
Views: 5,715
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From what I read from the expert reports, Corona...

From what I read from the expert reports, Corona is here to stay and it will be pretty much impossible to prevent infections 100%. Right now all countries efforts are towards squashing the pandemic,...
10th Mar 2020, 12:21
Replies: 5
Views: 489
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https://www.amazon.com/Rod-Machados-Private-Pilot-...

https://www.amazon.com/Rod-Machados-Private-Pilot-Handbook-3rd/dp/0985932899/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2XABFH28NBXG3&keywords=rod+machado%27s+private+pilot+handbook&qid=1583842685&sprefix=rod+machado%2Caps%2C21...
1st Mar 2020, 11:39
Replies: 16
Views: 4,483
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Only in still air. Which it rarely is at that...

Only in still air. Which it rarely is at that altitude. And only under ISA conditions. Which are rare as well.

I would recommend spending some time with SkyDemon, or maybe another flight planning...
29th Feb 2020, 20:31
Replies: 24
Views: 6,173
Posted By BackPacker

To me, this sounds entirely reasonable. You...

To me, this sounds entirely reasonable.

You mentioned that the airfield is 15 minutes flying time away. So it'll be at least 30 minutes by car. Commercial schools don't have taxi drivers on the...
27th Feb 2020, 14:20
Replies: 24
Views: 6,173
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In the UK, Mr. Strasser, (then?) chairman of...

In the UK, Mr. Strasser, (then?) chairman of AOPA, convinced almost all airfields to subscribe to what is known as the "Strasser Scheme". It means that if a GA aircraft makes a genuine diversion due...
22nd Feb 2020, 20:55
Replies: 41
Views: 9,640
Posted By BackPacker

PIC means Pilot-In-Command, not Pilot-In-Control....

PIC means Pilot-In-Command, not Pilot-In-Control. It's perfectly fine to let a passenger have a go at the controls, as long as the PIC remains in command.

I volunteer for a Dutch charity where we...
22nd Feb 2020, 20:39
Replies: 26
Views: 2,227
Posted By BackPacker

Let me turn the argument the other way around....

Let me turn the argument the other way around. Suppose, for a minute, that all VFR aircraft do position reports, that all these reports are dead accurate, that there is a common set of reference...
21st Feb 2020, 09:03
Replies: 26
Views: 2,227
Posted By BackPacker

I don't necessarily agree with this statement....

I don't necessarily agree with this statement. Yes, I know where I am in relation to a particular VOR, if I'm using that VOR myself for navigation. But if, during my pre-flight planning, I chose to...
11th Feb 2020, 12:48
Replies: 26
Views: 2,227
Posted By BackPacker

Garmin 430 and family: "Direct To" the waypoint...

Garmin 430 and family: "Direct To" the waypoint (VOR), then press the OBS button. Using the physical round dial (if fitted & connected) or the pop-up menu of the 430 (if not), to set the OBS value....
17th Jan 2020, 10:39
Replies: 21
Views: 3,689
Posted By BackPacker

It took me nine months to get an IMC/IR(R) added...

It took me nine months to get an IMC/IR(R) added to my license. Biggest holdup was that the CAA would not accept I had an LPE-6, even though they had issued me a JAR-FCL PPL that said LPE-6 earlier...
30th Oct 2019, 10:52
Replies: 17
Views: 3,767
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I do not agree with this. Aviation R/T is a...

I do not agree with this. Aviation R/T is a special language and it takes exposure (read: time) to get used to this. Of course you do get this exposure during your flying lessons, but it means you...
13th Jul 2019, 16:14
Replies: 17
Views: 2,397
Posted By BackPacker

A bit more practical information. Your phone...

A bit more practical information.

Your phone operates/transmits at a multitude of frequencies. They can broadly be classified as cellular (including Edge, 3G/4G and whatnot), bluetooth and wifi....
26th Jun 2019, 08:13
Replies: 15
Views: 3,777
Posted By BackPacker

Another tip that might help against...

Another tip that might help against overcontrolling: Don't hold the stick/yoke with two clenched fists, but with two or three fingers from one hand only. And, of course, make sure the aircraft is...
4th Jun 2019, 12:13
Replies: 33
Views: 6,532
Posted By BackPacker

Oh, and obviously, while you are investigating...

Oh, and obviously, while you are investigating this issue, DO NOT let yourself get into the same situation as before. So make sure the aircraft is fully settled in the approach configuration (slats...
13th Apr 2019, 16:55
Replies: 12
Views: 1,580
Posted By BackPacker

10 meters of water equals one bar of atmospheric...

10 meters of water equals one bar of atmospheric pressure. So 1 (vertical) cm of water equals 1 mb, equals 27 feet of altitude. It doesn't take much for the altimeter and ASI to be off.

Apart from...
27th Feb 2019, 13:36
Replies: 10
Views: 1,470
Posted By BackPacker

I'm a volunteer for the Stichting Hoogvliegers...

I'm a volunteer for the Stichting Hoogvliegers (Airsmiles Foundation) in the Netherlands. We fly with both physically and mentally sick/handicapped children all the time. I have personally done well...
26th Feb 2019, 07:58
Replies: 10
Views: 1,470
Posted By BackPacker

Are you going to fly for fun, or to get...

Are you going to fly for fun, or to get somewhere?

Flying for fun: Don't attempt it with kids younger than about six to eight years old. They don't appreciate the novelty/excitement factor of it...
22nd Feb 2019, 10:29
Replies: 3
Views: 889
Posted By BackPacker

You are right in the sense that the aerodynamics...

You are right in the sense that the aerodynamics don't change. A certain RPM gives you a certain IAS, independent of the wind. However, you were doing a ground-referenced maneuver (descending along a...
18th Feb 2019, 11:14
Replies: 9
Views: 2,082
Posted By BackPacker

Don't expect that it's going to be feasible to...

Don't expect that it's going to be feasible to fly the aircraft to a maintenance base that's more than a handful of hours away. Typical GA aircraft require at least a 50-hour check, which means it...
13th Feb 2019, 20:26
Replies: 7
Views: 2,023
Posted By BackPacker

Legal requirements are just a medical and an...

Legal requirements are just a medical and an instructor endorsement.

Note that typically schools have additional requirements, such as Air Low done & dusted. Also, an instructor endorsement is...
8th Feb 2019, 13:29
Replies: 23
Views: 2,694
Posted By BackPacker

My motorcyle ear plugs are marked red for right,...

My motorcyle ear plugs are marked red for right, blue for left. Oh well.
8th Feb 2019, 06:44
Replies: 9
Views: 1,781
Posted By BackPacker

Agree. There are strict regulations regarding...

Agree. There are strict regulations regarding explosives storage, including fireworks. I worked at a shop that sold fireworks during the festive season. We had our own in-store bunker, where the...
11th Jan 2019, 19:41
Replies: 3
Views: 687
Posted By BackPacker

I think the (left and right) edges of the...

I think the (left and right) edges of the envelope are the places where you run out of elevator authority at slow speed: The elevator hits the stops before the required (certified) aerodynamic effect...
11th Jan 2019, 19:32
Replies: 9
Views: 1,104
Posted By BackPacker

NS is right but in a convoluted way. The Night...

NS is right but in a convoluted way. The Night Rating is normally a prerequisite for the Instrument Rating. If you get an IR without an NR (rare but it happens), your IR will be annotated as "valid...
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