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29th Oct 2007, 09:01
Replies: 13
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Posted By ACL

LowNSlow, I think that with an FI of only...

LowNSlow,

I think that with an FI of only 103 this is one of the 'younger' (in fatigue life terms) Bulldogs around. The purchase decision depends on your anticipated usage profile, so here's an...
5th May 2007, 22:35
Replies: 14
Views: 3,768
Posted By ACL

This one is at Enstone Flying Club for aerobatics...

This one is at Enstone Flying Club for aerobatics and tail dragger training...
http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j176/ACL_2006/ChipmunkA2A7.jpg
13th Feb 2007, 00:20
Replies: 29
Views: 2,654
Posted By ACL

You don't have to go far from Oxford for...

You don't have to go far from Oxford for taildragger and aeros training. Enstone Flying Club are operating a Chipmunk with ex-RAF instructor for exactly your needs. I'm coming up to my first...
9th Sep 2006, 18:02
Replies: 3
Views: 964
Posted By ACL

There are a large number of "TNS"s on the...

There are a large number of "TNS"s on the Chipmunk - Technical News Sheets, detailing mandatory and advisory modifications and checks. Have a really good look at the log books an make sure they are...
29th Aug 2006, 12:35
Replies: 3
Views: 881
Posted By ACL

Allbeit in the NE corner of the South West, this...

Allbeit in the NE corner of the South West, this one is just about to go on-line at Enstone for tailwheel conversion:

http://i80.photobucket.com/albums/j176/ACL_2006/G-HDAE_8.jpg
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17th Aug 2006, 20:28
Replies: 62
Views: 10,729
Posted By ACL

I'd steer clear of expensive flight gear, as it...

I'd steer clear of expensive flight gear, as it is definitely going to get dirty during the post-flight clean up. I use an old RAF flying suit - zip pockets, sleeve pen holders and calf map pockets...
14th Aug 2006, 21:20
Replies: 62
Views: 10,729
Posted By ACL

I recently converted on to the Chipmunk - first...

I recently converted on to the Chipmunk - first attempt at taxying and I was wondering what on earth I was letting myself in for, but six hours later was signed off and solo. Like riding a bike after...
25th Jun 2006, 22:22
Replies: 34
Views: 5,223
Posted By ACL

Interestingly, the hours life on Bulldogs not...

Interestingly, the hours life on Bulldogs not fitted with a fatigue meter must be based on worst case usage, as typical ex-RAF ones will have 8,000 to 9,000 hours, at 90 to 95% fatigue life. Straight...
22nd Jun 2006, 21:26
Replies: 34
Views: 5,223
Posted By ACL

My own Bulldog experience reveals that you get a...

My own Bulldog experience reveals that you get a lot of aircraft for the money, with maintenance costs comparable with any other 200HP injected Lycoming engine aircraft. Spares don't seem to be a...
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