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11th Feb 2019, 11:38
Replies: 23
Views: 9,154
Posted By wood73

Emirates going downhill

I have recently flown emirates man-akl via dxb, and can honestly say the service has hit rock bottom!
Having flown the same route a number of times on emirates I've always been more than happy with...
10th Oct 2015, 08:14
Replies: 3
Views: 963
Posted By wood73

Ardmore, NZ

Hi all, I'm after a little local knowledge.
I will be visiting my sister in papakura in a months time and would like to take her flying (obviously with an instructor).
Can anyone recommend any of...
8th Oct 2015, 04:50
Replies: 8
Views: 2,957
Posted By wood73

I flew through the whole of last winter once a...

I flew through the whole of last winter once a week, with only 1 or 2 being cancelled.
Early lessons at say 9 o'clock gave me crisp smooth weather and on the odd occasion there was low cloud, we got...
4th Sep 2015, 07:26
Replies: 103
Views: 9,527
Posted By wood73

I was struggling with the crosswind, as the first...

I was struggling with the crosswind, as the first instructor I did it with had me hold the crab and kick it off last second, I could never quite get it spot on as I suppose this will come with...
2nd Aug 2015, 06:53
Replies: 6
Views: 1,499
Posted By wood73

Up to now i have been flying 2 out of every 3...

Up to now i have been flying 2 out of every 3 weeks, and keeping flying is not an issue even if at times its reduced to once every 2 or 3 weeks.
Added to cheaper options which become available once...
2nd Aug 2015, 04:38
Replies: 6
Views: 1,499
Posted By wood73

a bit of training advice needed

I am currently 34 hrs into my ppl, my next flight is supposed to be the qualifying cross country dry run (with instructor), however due to unforeseen home expenses (boiler problems) I have spent the...
14th Jul 2015, 03:27
Replies: 50
Views: 11,382
Posted By wood73

I'm 34 hours in, and gearing up to do my...

I'm 34 hours in, and gearing up to do my qualifying cross country.
Still quite a few exams to do, but really enjoying the flying and have gained a lot of truly memorable experiences, not too mention...
13th May 2015, 06:13
Replies: 6
Views: 19,542
Posted By wood73

c172 sp cruise speed

Hi
I'm currently training in a c172sp.
Everywhere I read the cruise speed is 124kts @ 75% power, however I have been taught to fly at 100 kts, which equates to 2300 rpm.
I'm guessing there is a...
5th May 2015, 05:32
Replies: 18
Views: 1,706
Posted By wood73

I started training on a 152, at 25 hrs I decided...

I started training on a 152, at 25 hrs I decided to change to a 172 as im 6'2 and comfort was an issue especially as I was starting longer flights on navigation exercise's.
it cost me 2 hours of...
23rd Feb 2015, 05:02
Replies: 25
Views: 3,419
Posted By wood73

Post This is the way was taught it starting from being...

This is the way was taught it starting from being lined up on the runway

1- Full power, keep straight with rudder
2 - at 60kts pull back gently to lift the plane off the ground
3 - adjust pitch...
21st Jan 2015, 05:39
Replies: 23
Views: 6,413
Posted By wood73

manchester to auckland for a smoker!

Hi
and yes I am a dirty smoker.
My question is, I have just booked to go to Auckland transiting trough Dubai and Sydney, are there any smoking areas in the transit lounges at these airports?
17th Jan 2015, 13:52
Replies: 41
Views: 1,686
Posted By wood73

I done my first nav ex just over a month ago,...

I done my first nav ex just over a month ago, quite a feeling when you actually arrive over the turning point just from following your own plan, 2nd nav ex 2 weeks ago was a bit more challenging as...
13th Jan 2015, 16:41
Replies: 57
Views: 4,421
Posted By wood73

I learned them a few weeks back, precautionary...

I learned them a few weeks back, precautionary landings.
Done them at 500 - 600 ft, then properly at the airfield over the runway.
1st Jan 2015, 20:31
Replies: 50
Views: 4,111
Posted By wood73

I wouldn't go as far as to say most are...

I wouldn't go as far as to say most are offensive, more of a condescending nature, which I feel put people off asking questions.

We can all learn something new from even the most routine of...
1st Jan 2015, 19:53
Replies: 50
Views: 4,111
Posted By wood73

Apologies, I know there are many on here that are...

Apologies, I know there are many on here that are very knowledgeable, but there are a few that assume since they were born knowing it all, everyone else must do also!

There were replies to this...
1st Jan 2015, 18:57
Replies: 50
Views: 4,111
Posted By wood73

don't mean to be confrontational, but were some...

don't mean to be confrontational, but were some people actually born knowing everything?
I am also new to aviation and learn a lot from this forum but I don't know everything and should I need an...
8th Nov 2014, 07:07
Replies: 29
Views: 4,870
Posted By wood73

I bought a cheap passive headset which ive used...

I bought a cheap passive headset which ive used for 10 months, and it did what it said on the tin!
I have just bought a pilot pa18-50 anr and the difference is quite remarkable.
So I would say buy...
8th Nov 2014, 07:00
Replies: 42
Views: 10,941
Posted By wood73

I done my first solo back in july and it was...

I done my first solo back in july and it was sprung on me at the end of a session of circuits.
I think that had I known beforehand I would have worried about it to the point I wouldn't have felt...
26th Oct 2014, 03:35
Replies: 8
Views: 1,856
Posted By wood73

I done about 3 hours of dual circuits before...

I done about 3 hours of dual circuits before going solo at 11 hrs, you then need to complete 3 hours of solo circuits, which due to weather and work commitments has taken a total of 5 hrs flying and...
23rd Oct 2014, 19:26
Replies: 20
Views: 2,438
Posted By wood73

I think there's a big difference between learning...

I think there's a big difference between learning to drive and learning to fly, in so much as driving solo you feel a bit 'protected' as if things go wrong and you crash, whilst you may be slightly...
1st Sep 2014, 17:11
Replies: 37
Views: 4,782
Posted By wood73

I done my first solo 26th july, what a feeling! ...

I done my first solo 26th july, what a feeling!
Scared to death but it felt very satisfying.
my next lesson was 2 circuits with instructor then 35 mins of solo circuits, since then the weather...
31st Aug 2014, 03:43
Replies: 3
Views: 1,368
Posted By wood73

I think it was 40 mins, but even answering the...

I think it was 40 mins, but even answering the questions then going over them again I took about 15 mins.
16th Aug 2014, 16:54
Replies: 145
Views: 11,230
Posted By wood73

I have the AFE checklist, but as others have said...

I have the AFE checklist, but as others have said I only use the first few pages.
There is other useful information in it such as crosswind chart and emergency procedures.
This is what I got from...
29th Jul 2014, 05:56
Replies: 59
Views: 9,447
Posted By wood73

On my trial lesson I thought I would never be...

On my trial lesson I thought I would never be able to do it, but as lessons progressed, taking little steps, it wasn't as hard as I thought it would be.
In some lessons I was doing things that had...
17th Jul 2014, 04:49
Replies: 26
Views: 4,389
Posted By wood73

I used an app on my phone, which just asks...

I used an app on my phone, which just asks questions, I tried the pooleys book but was struggling to take it in (there is a lot in there which to be honest is irrelevant).
I also used the oxford...
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