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4th Jul 2020, 10:29
Replies: 10
Views: 862
Posted By scifi

First thing I would do is check there are any...

First thing I would do is check there are any sizeable landing fields within gliding distance of the aerobatic box, before flying your manoeuvres.
It must be a club aircraft, as no-one would own a...
15th Jun 2020, 17:29
Replies: 42
Views: 4,443
Posted By scifi

What's your qualification to refute that paper? ...

What's your qualification to refute that paper?

Well it's the old 'Plot four random points on a graph trick.'.... Extrapolate the straight line to infinity, and we are all doomed.
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Forum: ATC Issues
14th Jun 2020, 23:16
Replies: 9
Views: 1,982
Posted By scifi

ATC and FR24.

Hi All, I was under the impression that London Information had no radar service but just used a large map with several Post-It Notes, to contain all their information. However I was given some...
14th Jun 2020, 12:09
Replies: 42
Views: 4,443
Posted By scifi

The interesting thing with the Isle of Man is...

The interesting thing with the Isle of Man is that they haven't had a detected case of Covid-19 for 24 days.
So it is almost safe to say that there are no Virus Particles left alive on the Island. ...
9th Jun 2020, 09:58
Replies: 42
Views: 4,443
Posted By scifi

It could be that he was a Post-Solo PPL student,...

It could be that he was a Post-Solo PPL student, where his instructor told him to do some circuits.
Not too sure if he would be allowed to do a short cross-country, as a local 'familiarising flight'...
30th May 2020, 19:18
Replies: 15
Views: 3,860
Posted By scifi

They have promised to sqwalk 6666 once they are...

They have promised to sqwalk 6666 once they are west of Norway..
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29th May 2020, 13:22
Replies: 31
Views: 3,429
Posted By scifi

As of today, Friday 29th, we are allowed to drive...

As of today, Friday 29th, we are allowed to drive up to 5 miles in Wales. Fortunately for me the border is only 1 mile away, before the English unlimited mileage rules apply.

Maybe those that have...
23rd May 2020, 14:10
Replies: 11
Views: 820
Posted By scifi

Thanks for the replies so far. The throttle...

Thanks for the replies so far. The throttle jammed scenario has happened to me twice, once on a motor-cycle and once with a model aircraft.
For the motor-cycle I had to change into top gear and...
21st May 2020, 21:48
Replies: 11
Views: 820
Posted By scifi

Practice PAN scenarios..

Whilst training, it is often mentioned that you should try a Practice PAN on 121.500. I was just wondering what possible scenarios could you use, and came up with...

'Practice Pan, my throttle...
21st May 2020, 10:16
Replies: 31
Views: 3,429
Posted By scifi

Watch out for the F15 Dragons..

Watch out for the F15 Dragons..
15th May 2020, 13:54
Replies: 12
Views: 2,097
Posted By scifi

Hi MD600, do you have a link to that information....

Hi MD600, do you have a link to that information. I find the following to be useful..

https://notaminfo.com/ukmap

and Spot the gliders!...
11th May 2020, 18:22
Replies: 24
Views: 3,631
Posted By scifi

[EDIT: Play the ball, not the man - mods] ...

[EDIT: Play the ball, not the man - mods]

Our club had some aircraft fly their maintenance flights today, and were able to reach above 7000ft, so were not even noticeable by the average...
Forum: Tech Log
5th May 2020, 15:23
Replies: 23
Views: 3,019
Posted By scifi

Glad to see Uni Students are still working to 5th...

Glad to see Uni Students are still working to 5th places of decimals, you wouldn't want to ever divide by zero would you...
4th May 2020, 01:41
Replies: 19
Views: 2,626
Posted By scifi

Most good Aero Clubs have a supply of Charts for...

Most good Aero Clubs have a supply of Charts for sale. You might even be able to get hold of an out of date chart for free. So visit your local Aero Club, when this coronavirus thing allows you...
Forum: Tech Log
4th May 2020, 01:29
Replies: 23
Views: 3,019
Posted By scifi

Let me just correct a few incorrect posts.... ...

Let me just correct a few incorrect posts....

Vx and Vy have nothing to do with Engine Power. You have Vx and Vy in gliders.

It's not service altitude, which occurs at +100fpm, it is Absolute...
2nd May 2020, 19:24
Replies: 9
Views: 665
Posted By scifi

Low levels of Pollution

Has anyone noticed that the skies are looking so much bluer now, with the lack of vehicle and aircraft pollution..?
I am sure the last time we had such a good atmosphere was back in the 1950s, and...
5th Apr 2020, 15:53
Replies: 7
Views: 2,432
Posted By scifi

Basically Azimuth is usually paired with...

Basically Azimuth is usually paired with Elevation, and is used for Surveying, Astronomy, and Artillery, where the reference point is usually True North.
In Artillery, you would rotate your gun...
2nd Apr 2020, 10:10
Replies: 11
Views: 1,159
Posted By scifi

Thanks for all the replies so far. I have looked...

Thanks for all the replies so far. I have looked a little more into the electro-chemistry involved, and my original 10.5 voltage would indicate a very bad battery.

There are two voltages worth...
31st Mar 2020, 14:11
Replies: 11
Views: 1,159
Posted By scifi

Solar Panels for Battery Charging.

With the likelihood of us not flying for the next few months, I was wondering if we should keep our aircraft batteries trickle charged with a small solar panel.

I used to work in a business that...
1st Mar 2020, 12:30
Replies: 16
Views: 4,483
Posted By scifi

Thanks Backpacker for your insights... The...

Thanks Backpacker for your insights...
The convoy is just going to start at random times up to about 10:00, so it won't really be Formation Flying as such., The route will be the same, so ATC will...
29th Feb 2020, 19:47
Replies: 16
Views: 4,483
Posted By scifi

Thanks Marck, that was what I wanted to Cut and...

Thanks Marck, that was what I wanted to Cut and Paste..
29th Feb 2020, 19:43
Replies: 16
Views: 4,483
Posted By scifi

Hi Guys, thanks for the answers so far. I looked...

Hi Guys, thanks for the answers so far. I looked in the POH in the Cruise Performance section. Fig 5-7 indicates that 8000ft is the highest the engine can still produce 75%.
It becomes 68% at 10k...
29th Feb 2020, 14:08
Replies: 16
Views: 4,483
Posted By scifi

Fastest Altitude for a Cessna..?

Hi Guys, it's been a long time since I studied the PPL air density theories, but I seem to remember that as you fly higher your Speed increases.
However I took a C152, two-up, to 10,000ft and found...
15th Jan 2020, 09:07
Replies: 31
Views: 3,319
Posted By scifi

I know what the OP is thinking, that you should...

I know what the OP is thinking, that you should not land on an occupied runway, but this hardly ever applies in the Gliding scenario.
Gliders run out of lift at times regulated by nature, and it...
27th Dec 2019, 18:27
Replies: 61
Views: 8,825
Posted By scifi

Having messed up a few PFLs, I think wind-speed...

Having messed up a few PFLs, I think wind-speed plays an important part in stopping you reach the threshold. Glider Pilots make changes to Vx and Vy depending upon the direction of the wind. So if...
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