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9th May 2018, 13:32
Replies: 51
Views: 6,005
Posted By CharlieDeltaUK

"So an automatic life-jacket is a lot better than...

"So an automatic life-jacket is a lot better than nothing..."

I've done a sea-survival course and have more time on yachts than in aircraft. Beware using an automatic life jacket. In fact, don't....
19th Apr 2018, 12:24
Replies: 3
Views: 1,298
Posted By CharlieDeltaUK

Foreflight coming to Europe

Just seen this: https://www.foreflight.com/europe/

US pilots seem to like it, but SkyDemon is well established here. I know competition is good, but it's not as if the SkyDemon are sitting idle,...
3rd Apr 2018, 14:26
Replies: 4
Views: 1,576
Posted By CharlieDeltaUK

TakeFlight, based at Wellesbourne. Not just...

TakeFlight, based at Wellesbourne. Not just instruction, but a nice place to be a member when you are learning and after you get your PPL. They have a good range of aircraft and instructors. Mike and...
5th Oct 2016, 11:21
Replies: 2
Views: 1,134
Posted By CharlieDeltaUK

New flying app from Navionics

I just got an email from Navionics - some readers might known them as supplying navigation apps for sailing (plus I think they do some similar things for skiing and hiking). They are announcing a new...
13th Jul 2016, 15:01
Replies: 69
Views: 13,555
Posted By CharlieDeltaUK

Am I the only person who hadn't spotted that PLBs...

Am I the only person who hadn't spotted that PLBs will be a requirement soon? There's an article in Flyer it seems
6th Jan 2016, 10:21
Replies: 9
Views: 2,754
Posted By CharlieDeltaUK

Pace, Is your issue more about twin v single...

Pace,

Is your issue more about twin v single rather than flying above cloud per se? If you have IR capability and the engine fails in a single, can the IR capability help much unless you are...
14th Sep 2015, 13:58
Replies: 47
Views: 6,737
Posted By CharlieDeltaUK

I think you would instinctively know if you were...

I think you would instinctively know if you were missing the mental faculty to navigate. In other words, I think you will know whether you are lacking the hands-on skill of applying conceptual...
27th Aug 2015, 17:29
Replies: 5
Views: 1,269
Posted By CharlieDeltaUK

I skipper a Clipper yacht (not in the racing) and...

I skipper a Clipper yacht (not in the racing) and I often compare sailing and flying. Well, you know what they say about "Better to be down here, wishing you were up there, rather than up there and...
6th Mar 2015, 08:48
Replies: 46
Views: 10,199
Posted By CharlieDeltaUK

BBC report this morning referred to an emergency...

BBC report this morning referred to an emergency landing, and minor cuts and bruises. No mention of crashes or puppy farms. No sensational reporting.
25th Feb 2015, 12:01
Replies: 21
Views: 5,426
Posted By CharlieDeltaUK

The screen on the iPhone 6+ is quite large. But,...

The screen on the iPhone 6+ is quite large. But, if the OP doesn't want to buy an iPad, he probably wont want to buy a 6+ either.
2nd Jan 2015, 08:53
Replies: 20
Views: 2,539
Posted By CharlieDeltaUK

How do you remember flying knowledge?

We acquire lots of theoretical knowledge before and after PPL, and not all of it can be written off as arcane stuff one never needs. So, if we don't fly as often as the commercial folk, just what is...
29th Oct 2014, 23:50
Replies: 18
Views: 4,472
Posted By CharlieDeltaUK

screen size iphone 6 or 6 Plus for SkyDemon

I'm going to get an iPhone 6.I will use it to run SkyDemon. Having previously found the iPad to be too large for use in the cockpit, I'm wondering if an iPhone 6 Plus would be just the right size, or...
19th Aug 2014, 17:02
Replies: 25
Views: 4,445
Posted By CharlieDeltaUK

Are you going to tell us what it was?

Are you going to tell us what it was?
29th Jul 2014, 09:42
Replies: 20
Views: 4,129
Posted By CharlieDeltaUK

It does get a bit tiresome seeing lawyers blamed...

It does get a bit tiresome seeing lawyers blamed for any apparent incident of 'the law gone mad'. Isn't blaming lawyers also party of the blame culture?

To be clear, I accept there are lawyers of...
23rd Jul 2014, 15:39
Replies: 9
Views: 2,185
Posted By CharlieDeltaUK

Thanks everyone, especially Worrab. The angle of...

Thanks everyone, especially Worrab. The angle of attack explanation was the one I needed, and now things fall into place. I had overlooked the effect of the vectors in play once there is airspeed.
23rd Jul 2014, 09:22
Replies: 9
Views: 2,185
Posted By CharlieDeltaUK

In the absence if other changes (such as more...

In the absence if other changes (such as more fuel to provide more energy for the engine), what happens to torque as RPM increases? I'm guessing it decreases, and hence brings me back to my question....
23rd Jul 2014, 08:32
Replies: 9
Views: 2,185
Posted By CharlieDeltaUK

Understanding constant speed props

I'm doing some reading to about constant speed props, prior to using one. One article 'Pelicans Perch: Those Marvelous Props' is frequently recommended so I'm starting there. It raises a question...
16th Dec 2013, 17:51
Replies: 4
Views: 1,813
Posted By CharlieDeltaUK

Nice to see airfields taking such moves. I made a...

Nice to see airfields taking such moves. I made a point of visiting, and found them welcoming and helpful. A good option for practising instrument or visual approaches at an airfield with full ATC
17th Nov 2013, 09:24
Replies: 0
Views: 859
Posted By CharlieDeltaUK

Winter weather nonsense

I heard someone taking about predictions of dire winter conditions: worst for 100 years, snow chaos, you know the sort of thing. Amazing how this stuff promulgates. A bit of web research shows one...
30th Sep 2013, 22:13
Replies: 42
Views: 4,900
Posted By CharlieDeltaUK

Despite frequent signs that may suggest...

Despite frequent signs that may suggest otherwise, English law does not allow you to exclude liability for causing death or personal injury through negligence.

IN answer to your second question,...
30th Sep 2013, 12:30
Replies: 42
Views: 4,900
Posted By CharlieDeltaUK

A few things being slightly mixed up here. ...

A few things being slightly mixed up here.

First, the issue is not really one about indemnification. It's about liability (whether it exists) and insurance (whether you have cover for the...
18th Jul 2013, 10:36
Replies: 12
Views: 3,541
Posted By CharlieDeltaUK

You are correct. Just looked at the website and...

You are correct. Just looked at the website and it seems we can cycle there - but must leave bikes chained to the car park fence. Got to be worth a go
17th Jul 2013, 23:08
Replies: 12
Views: 3,541
Posted By CharlieDeltaUK

0530...really? Come on chaps (or ladies), has...

0530...really? Come on chaps (or ladies), has anyone got any real guidance on this? I even thought about driving part way and then cycling...until I noticed that the ticket specifically prohibits...
17th Jul 2013, 20:26
Replies: 12
Views: 3,541
Posted By CharlieDeltaUK

Traffic for Fairford Air Tattoo

Having sat for hours in the traffic into Fairford last year, would anyone tell me what time one needs to hit the airfield to avoid the silly queues? I'm going on Sunday.
3rd Jul 2013, 08:30
Replies: 1
Views: 588
Posted By CharlieDeltaUK

Version 4 uses Jepp charts so that might be...

Version 4 uses Jepp charts so that might be appealing
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