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Forum: Tech Log
14th Mar 2014, 19:18
Replies: 15
Views: 1,575
Posted By Captain Smithy

Many PSRs also have a Wx beam as well as an...

Many PSRs also have a Wx beam as well as an Aircraft beam, which can display Wx on the display as well. It's not always used however.
14th Mar 2014, 19:10
Replies: 34
Views: 4,374
Posted By Captain Smithy

Inverness like Stalag 47? Eh? Some folk have been...

Inverness like Stalag 47? Eh? Some folk have been at the meths I think. There's lots of GA activity there and it's worth a visit.

If you want the Stalag 47 treatment go to Edinburgh. Absolute...
15th Nov 2013, 08:50
Replies: 29
Views: 3,921
Posted By Captain Smithy

Well, if it's all a load of "Right-Wing bollocks"...

Well, if it's all a load of "Right-Wing bollocks" printed by some Tory rag then it's a bit funny how all they're doing is reported what has happened in a public court of law...
8th Nov 2013, 09:24
Replies: 29
Views: 3,921
Posted By Captain Smithy

I'm glad you think so, for the rest of us our...

I'm glad you think so, for the rest of us our experience has been the opposite.

So why him and not the rest of us?

I think most of us can see the future on this one. Laddo gets all the...
7th Nov 2013, 08:24
Replies: 29
Views: 3,921
Posted By Captain Smithy

So is it now a given that we will all now get a...

So is it now a given that we will all now get a free PPL at state cost?

As has already been said, why does he and his brother "need" flying lessons/Uni? The rest of us had to start by going to...
6th Nov 2013, 10:02
Replies: 29
Views: 3,921
Posted By Captain Smithy

I'm surprised more haven't commented on this...

I'm surprised more haven't commented on this bizarre case. It certainly makes me feel sore as I struggle through trying to fund and work towards something I may never achieve, and yet someone who has...
5th Nov 2013, 13:44
Replies: 48
Views: 8,518
Posted By Captain Smithy

Like any other clubs, Flying Clubs can have a...

Like any other clubs, Flying Clubs can have a range of personalities, some positive and others not so. Some are welcoming and friendly whilst others can be a bit cliquey, elitist and snobby....
5th Nov 2013, 13:33
Replies: 281
Views: 53,308
Posted By Captain Smithy

A worrying trend of current times is for...

A worrying trend of current times is for individuals to be publicly lambasted and ridiculed on public forums, Keechbook, Tw-atter etc. by largely anonymous individuals who freely pass comment on...
4th Oct 2013, 09:37
Replies: 49
Views: 12,095
Posted By Captain Smithy

1. The farce of "security"; being fondled, felt,...

1. The farce of "security"; being fondled, felt, scrutinized, questioned, having to remove shoes, raking through bags etc. Also being chastised about tools/equipment. :rolleyes:

2. The seemingly...
14th Aug 2013, 12:01
Replies: 4,104
Views: 2,363,665
Posted By Captain Smithy

So you would quite happily accept the greatly...

So you would quite happily accept the greatly increased risk of an incident threatening your safety and possibly your life through enforced presenteeism just so as to satisfy your ignorance. You are...
24th Jul 2013, 21:09
Replies: 35
Views: 3,370
Posted By Captain Smithy

Kirkwall is great :cool: Surprised at the...

Kirkwall is great :cool:

Surprised at the comments on Schnecky, i think its pretty relaxed.
24th Jul 2013, 21:02
Replies: 2
Views: 921
Posted By Captain Smithy

Lambs Hill, Skye

Planning a trip to Skye and noticed "Lambs Hill" on the half-mil. Never noticed it before! Does anyone have any info on it as i can't find any, wondering if it is open to visitors.
Forum: Tech Log
12th Apr 2013, 23:33
Replies: 13
Views: 1,426
Posted By Captain Smithy

Hear hear AtomKraft. My instant reaction whenever...

Hear hear AtomKraft. My instant reaction whenever I see/hear an article title beginning with the dreaded words "Climate Change..." I instantly think "here we go again, yet another load of bollocks"....
10th Mar 2013, 16:33
Replies: 1,533
Views: 3,315,339
Posted By Captain Smithy

abgd I think piperboy84's point is that if...

abgd I think piperboy84's point is that if politicians are hell-bent on pumping us all for tax then frittering it away on crap then at least it is nice for us aviation folks to enjoy the fruits of...
9th Mar 2013, 19:17
Replies: 1,533
Views: 3,315,339
Posted By Captain Smithy

A good summary of things piperboy84. Smithy

A good summary of things piperboy84.

Smithy
1st Mar 2013, 09:37
Replies: 2
Views: 1,127
Posted By Captain Smithy

A common problem "finger trouble". I get a lot of...

A common problem "finger trouble". I get a lot of radios chucked at me that are supposedly "knackered" and all that's happened is that the users aren't aware that the squelch is turned up too high....
26th Oct 2012, 12:02
Replies: 3,930
Views: 1,819,474
Posted By Captain Smithy

Hi WW, Sorry I don't mean to continually...

Hi WW,

Sorry I don't mean to continually mention BA, it's just an example that for similar pricing you can fly with a non-LCC hence better value for money. I tend to compare EZY and BE as both...
26th Oct 2012, 11:34
Replies: 3,930
Views: 1,819,474
Posted By Captain Smithy

More or less sums it up torquelink. Charge too...

More or less sums it up torquelink. Charge too much, people don't buy your product. Don't charge enough, you don't make money. Get it wrong and you end up stuck in a never-ending spiral of increasing...
26th Oct 2012, 08:38
Replies: 970
Views: 275,236
Posted By Captain Smithy

HIAL run the airport under subsidy from the...

HIAL run the airport under subsidy from the Scottish Parliament.

As I mentioned on the FlyBe thread, the harsh law of economics is at play here. Edinburgh is an hour down the road where you can...
26th Oct 2012, 08:29
Replies: 3,930
Views: 1,819,474
Posted By Captain Smithy

Whilst I agree with the concept shed, FlyBe does...

Whilst I agree with the concept shed, FlyBe does indeed market itself as a low-fares airline. I regularly see adverts for FlyBe proclaiming "cheap flights" but over the period of several years I can...
25th Oct 2012, 15:27
Replies: 3,930
Views: 1,819,474
Posted By Captain Smithy

Someone asked the question "Why can't FlyBe...

Someone asked the question "Why can't FlyBe compete with Easyjet or Ryanair?". Perhaps a case in point would be the flight prices compared with other low cost carriers.

Future wifey and I flew...
31st Aug 2012, 13:17
Replies: 26
Views: 4,268
Posted By Captain Smithy

I wish we had 100LL for 2.28 round these parts....

I wish we had 100LL for 2.28 round these parts. That's actually quite cheap in comparison to some places. I know of a certain "big" airport that was charging 2.70/lt not long ago :eek:

I feel...
Forum: ATC Issues
19th Jul 2012, 10:04
Replies: 44
Views: 14,977
Posted By Captain Smithy

The reason it's on is to clearly identify what...

The reason it's on is to clearly identify what approach is in use... just because the airport has an ILS doesn't mean it wil be the default approach aid. Can understand where you're coming from but...
18th Jul 2012, 10:54
Replies: 71
Views: 11,957
Posted By Captain Smithy

This is an interesting discussion, and I wish we...

This is an interesting discussion, and I wish we had more of this sort of thing on PPRuNE.

Katamarino - good point about summoning help e.g. AFS, rescue etc., there again I would argue for Fuji's...
18th Jul 2012, 09:55
Replies: 71
Views: 11,957
Posted By Captain Smithy

If you have a handheld, then you can use that....

If you have a handheld, then you can use that. Alternatively, if you need to stick it in a field/divert to a strip and land no radio, then do that first and then telephone the ATC unit you were...
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