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Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Feb 2017, 02:55
Replies: 13,096
Views: 10,298,259
Posted By 500ft

No if he fell into a baler he would already be...

No if he fell into a baler he would already be baled. In a combine he will be spit out as straw so can be baled tomorrow.

As you were
24th Feb 2016, 18:58
Replies: 2
Views: 907
Posted By 500ft

I know they were thinking of changing the rules,...

I know they were thinking of changing the rules, but at least until recently you could not fly solo while training without a full PPL medical. So even if your intention was an RPL, you would still...
21st Jan 2016, 20:20
Replies: 31
Views: 4,581
Posted By 500ft

Make sure you have fun, it will be hard at times,...

Make sure you have fun, it will be hard at times, but often one day it seems you will never get it, then it suddenly clicks

It seems some get all obssesed with how quickly and cheaply you can get...
24th Nov 2015, 00:16
Replies: 120
Views: 10,712
Posted By 500ft

If you met someone 50 years ago in 1965 buying a...

If you met someone 50 years ago in 1965 buying a brand new 172 and asked what they though the Cessna equivalent to a 172 would be like 50 years in the future in the year 2015. What would they have...
12th Nov 2015, 21:58
Replies: 40
Views: 10,417
Posted By 500ft

I think it is natural to compare them to Uber....

I think it is natural to compare them to Uber. They put Uber in their name and according to the BBC article “Carlos Oliveira says they aim to have the largest aircraft fleet in the world without...
2nd Oct 2015, 08:07
Replies: 5
Views: 2,031
Posted By 500ft

Thanks for the tips Managed to get out to...

Thanks for the tips

Managed to get out to Wycombe Air Park yesterday, it was a last minute thing but they were very accommodating and got a quick flight in a Chipmunk. Great Fun.

A very busy...
27th Sep 2015, 20:04
Replies: 5
Views: 2,031
Posted By 500ft

Flying near Oxford

I am currently visiting the UK for a couple weeks staying just South of Oxford. Thought it might be fun to check out some of the local flying if weather is ok next weekend. Maybe even have a bit of...
18th Aug 2015, 00:01
Replies: 2
Views: 1,844
Posted By 500ft

I've seen nothing in the media and I follow them...

I've seen nothing in the media and I follow them on facebook. Saw they recently obtained ZK-BSU. Did some flying in OMK at the start of the year awesome plane. They do fly into "proper" strips so...
30th Jul 2015, 22:55
Replies: 51
Views: 6,194
Posted By 500ft

Actually a very interesting thread. It seems that...

Actually a very interesting thread. It seems that the procedures in the UK for uncontrolled airspace IFR are working. There are many more IFR flights than space shuttle launches, enough to be...
27th May 2015, 23:20
Replies: 47
Views: 5,926
Posted By 500ft

Those are exceptions though, with good reasons,...

Those are exceptions though, with good reasons, if you were to list most the fields within 2 hours flight time of there most would still not require PPR. Waiheke has a 45 degree offset final to the...
26th May 2015, 22:48
Replies: 47
Views: 5,926
Posted By 500ft

No-one has convinced me of this need for PPR yet....

No-one has convinced me of this need for PPR yet. I understand for private, military or those with unique challenges, but in general. Different cultures I guess

I have landed at about 15...
18th May 2015, 22:30
Replies: 28
Views: 3,482
Posted By 500ft

I'm still a renter but I am tempted to buy, just...

I'm still a renter but I am tempted to buy, just have to delete my spreadsheet that tells me how much it will actually cost me. For me I do use that seat in the back sometimes and would miss it. And...
8th May 2015, 02:20
Replies: 29
Views: 7,888
Posted By 500ft

I would suggest that accident may have been...

I would suggest that accident may have been prevented by letting the passenger have a go. They would have a greater sense of what the controls do.
17th Apr 2015, 03:23
Replies: 6
Views: 1,785
Posted By 500ft

I did the 5 hours required under the NZ PPL. ...

I did the 5 hours required under the NZ PPL. Under the hood, full panel, partial panel (no gyro instruments), recovery from unusual attitudes (close your eyes while the instructor sets the plane up,...
31st Mar 2015, 02:10
Replies: 45
Views: 6,902
Posted By 500ft

There is a way to be legal (in my opinion) ...

There is a way to be legal (in my opinion)

Go the local flight school, take a few lessons, and make friends with some of the pilots who fly there. You may find someone heading off to Vegas for a...
25th Mar 2015, 23:07
Replies: 20
Views: 2,692
Posted By 500ft

Now if you wanted to travel to the top of the...

Now if you wanted to travel to the top of the South Island. Marlborough Aero Club now do strip flying with access to a bunch of local strips. Did some in February great fun. Proper strips too.
...
16th Oct 2014, 03:31
Replies: 37
Views: 9,132
Posted By 500ft

This is one of those threads that makes me...

This is one of those threads that makes me curious about how rules can differ in different places.

I have always encouraged my passengers to text if they want and leave my phone on. After a...
29th Sep 2014, 00:15
Replies: 12
Views: 2,016
Posted By 500ft

Not an expert on UK training but I will have a...

Not an expert on UK training but I will have a go.



The charge rate will be dependant on how your school charges. But after solo, the lessons keep going, there is plently more to learn and...
25th Aug 2014, 23:05
Replies: 29
Views: 4,757
Posted By 500ft

Get checked out on a basic 4 seater like a...

Get checked out on a basic 4 seater like a Cherokee or C172.

Fly with 3 passengers one day, the other 2 the next. Far simpler and cheaper.
10th Aug 2014, 22:13
Replies: 62
Views: 12,859
Posted By 500ft

New Zealand is a great place to fly but it isn’t...

New Zealand is a great place to fly but it isn’t cheap. In the last few years the exchange rate has strengthened and operating costs for flights schools have been increasing. Prices do differ a...
29th Jul 2014, 10:26
Replies: 16
Views: 9,254
Posted By 500ft

This is the one that is for sale Only one in...

This is the one that is for sale

Only one in New Zealand I believe

Wittman Tailwind | Trade Me (http://www.trademe.co.nz/Browse/Listing.aspx?id=755027795)
29th Jul 2014, 01:35
Replies: 16
Views: 9,254
Posted By 500ft

Wittman Tailwheel W8

What do people know about this one.

have done a bit of googling and it would suggest goes fast, lands short, easy to fly, takes a reasonable load, a bit ugly to look at.

The perfect aircraft?...
8th Jul 2014, 00:55
Replies: 20
Views: 5,236
Posted By 500ft

I did about 30 hours in a Kitfox V tailwheel that...

I did about 30 hours in a Kitfox V tailwheel that was owned by a family member for a while, great little plane. I wouldn’t describe it as quirky, can’t remember it doing anything unexpected, but...
8th Jul 2014, 00:02
Replies: 50
Views: 5,566
Posted By 500ft

I use ONUS in New Zealand Oversteer North...

I use ONUS in New Zealand

Oversteer North Understeer South
30th Jun 2014, 05:10
Replies: 24
Views: 7,615
Posted By 500ft

Its the 30th June 2014 Just thought I would...

Its the 30th June 2014

Just thought I would let you know
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