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12th Mar 2022, 15:50
Replies: 35
Views: 5,300
Posted By 150 Driver

I was flying a hired 152 very soon after...

I was flying a hired 152 very soon after qualifying, about 70 hours logged. Iíd persuaded my wife to come up with me (she is a reluctant SLF in , to quote, a Ďproper plane with a proper pilotí)
...
24th Nov 2021, 19:12
Replies: 9
Views: 1,819
Posted By 150 Driver

If youíre on final approach with a reasonable...

If youíre on final approach with a reasonable headwind in a 150, put 40 degree flap on and youíre flying a Harrier !

i have had to go round with 40 degree flap a few times, the most memorable...
6th Oct 2021, 20:55
Replies: 27
Views: 6,807
Posted By 150 Driver

AlmostÖ.

As a newly minted PPL I bought a C150 from the other side of the country.

i had a really fun day doing a flight home in two legs (1st solo post qualification)save for the weather diversion and...
9th Sep 2021, 18:51
Replies: 73
Views: 10,919
Posted By 150 Driver

Consistency is tricky iíve only got 500...

Consistency is tricky

iíve only got 500 hours under my belt although almost all of my flying is on the same type (C150), and most landings to the same strip.

So I ought to be reasonably...
14th Aug 2021, 12:40
Replies: 10
Views: 1,728
Posted By 150 Driver

Create a new account then youíll be ok the...

Create a new account then youíll be ok

the links arenít working at the moment (hence the 404ís), use the dropdowns.

however, when asking for a point brief of 30nm radius it gives me...
20th Feb 2021, 17:54
Replies: 22
Views: 3,827
Posted By 150 Driver

Seriously ? Glide back after an engine failure...

Seriously ? Glide back after an engine failure ??? At 50 feet ????
5th Nov 2020, 20:55
Replies: 44
Views: 7,976
Posted By 150 Driver

All a bit academic really if your airfield is...

All a bit academic really if your airfield is closed - which many seem to be. For my part last flight was yesterday to get her to maintenance for annual. Couldn't believe how busy it was round...
22nd Oct 2020, 19:13
Replies: 27
Views: 7,061
Posted By 150 Driver

I speak as a holder of the IR(R) on a PPL with no...

I speak as a holder of the IR(R) on a PPL with no ambitions to go further

IR(R) is UK only, more conservative minima and no Instrument Departures

Itís a shorter training requirement, it permits...
19th Jul 2020, 08:16
Replies: 7
Views: 1,779
Posted By 150 Driver

donít panic, the plane is flying so concentrate...

donít panic, the plane is flying so concentrate on aviation

Is the display on ? If so that rules out power issues.

switch off switch on whilst telling ATC that you are recirculating

give...
4th Mar 2020, 20:49
Replies: 17
Views: 2,596
Posted By 150 Driver

Flybymike, are you sure ? Iíve been told before...

Flybymike, are you sure ? Iíve been told before that an hour or two PUT refreshing instrument skills before IRR revalidation test doesnít qualify as the hour needed for SEP
revalidation. The...
23rd Dec 2019, 22:11
Replies: 5
Views: 987
Posted By 150 Driver

Iscavia in Exeter-maybe a little further west...

Iscavia in Exeter-maybe a little further west than you wanted but theyíve done a fantastic job keeping my 150 airborne over the years, including a more or less complete rebuild (donít ask, long...
18th Nov 2019, 21:37
Replies: 29
Views: 7,607
Posted By 150 Driver

Contrary to the above I think the 150 (and...

Contrary to the above I think the 150 (and probably the 152) is still approved for intentional spinning ?
18th Nov 2019, 21:33
Replies: 59
Views: 11,526
Posted By 150 Driver

Iím speechless that anyone instructing in a high...

Iím speechless that anyone instructing in a high wing Cessna (canít speak for other types) suggests that extending flaps extends a glide. It isnít what the POH says and Iím relieved to read above...
6th Oct 2019, 19:29
Replies: 18
Views: 3,324
Posted By 150 Driver

Outside of controlled airspace itís entirely your...

Outside of controlled airspace itís entirely your choice who - if anyone - you talk to. Often if the station you call thinks there is someone more appropriate they will suggest that, on occasion in...
6th Oct 2019, 07:16
Replies: 47
Views: 9,177
Posted By 150 Driver

i got the 60 knots (best glide speed) and the 500...

i got the 60 knots (best glide speed) and the 500 fpm rate of descent from nowhere, hence the Ďassumeí. Both will come from the pilot operating manual which we are taught to look in, your father...
5th Oct 2019, 07:16
Replies: 47
Views: 9,177
Posted By 150 Driver

Do your planning, know your numbers find your...

Do your planning, know your numbers find your best glide speed and rate of descent at that speed. All should be in the poh and be practised !

Letís assume for illustration 60knots and 500 feet per...
1st Sep 2019, 22:15
Replies: 3
Views: 1,641
Posted By 150 Driver

As an update to close this down, they apparently...

As an update to close this down, they apparently are aware of the bug and it will be fixed shortly. They came back very quickly on Tuesday after bank holiday
26th Aug 2019, 15:27
Replies: 27
Views: 7,922
Posted By 150 Driver

The irony of Ghengisí post above is that the PA38...

The irony of Ghengisí post above is that the PA38 ceased production in 1982 and the C150 in 1977. Just saying
26th Aug 2019, 10:38
Replies: 3
Views: 1,641
Posted By 150 Driver

Runway HD GAR submission issues

Anyone else experiencing problems with this ? Or got any hints (using it with iPad Air2)

iíve used it before many times without problems, and yes I have a valid subscription.

Iíve set up the...
20th Dec 2018, 06:34
Replies: 153
Views: 32,776
Posted By 150 Driver

Uncontrolled airports never busy ?

Really ?

Sandown this year, sunny Mayday bank holiday, not a fly in

Two on final , one on base, three downwind, two on crosswind, the world and her husband deadside descending ...
22nd Jul 2018, 17:55
Replies: 25
Views: 3,922
Posted By 150 Driver

That was easy

itís been six years since I got my PPL and five since my IRR but forums like this had led me to always bottle out of the cross channel flight.

not today.

flight plans (two, one for each trip)...
29th Apr 2018, 18:50
Replies: 67
Views: 25,371
Posted By 150 Driver

I love Weybourne, been in three times with my...

I love Weybourne, been in three times with my C150. First time I completely stuffed up the departure (up hill towards the hill), despite the headwind it was a sweaty palm moment. I learned from that...
19th Apr 2018, 20:08
Replies: 104
Views: 20,906
Posted By 150 Driver

I've come to this thread a bit late, but isn't...

I've come to this thread a bit late, but isn't the purpose of training to deal with a 'stall in the landing configuration' all to do with dealing with the aftermath of a mistake - which would be...
14th Jan 2018, 23:08
Replies: 21
Views: 6,362
Posted By 150 Driver

As a very low hours (first cross country flight...

As a very low hours (first cross country flight post PPL issue) I suffered what I later found to be an alternator failure on my C150 leading to complete electrical systems failure

I continued the...
7th Dec 2017, 21:20
Replies: 242
Views: 66,273
Posted By 150 Driver

I'm neutral on the debate, FWIW I wouldn't do it...

I'm neutral on the debate, FWIW I wouldn't do it but I'm not dependent on someone paying for me to go flying.

However, I struggle with the advertised flight referred to above from Redhill.
...
7th Dec 2017, 21:05
Replies: 46
Views: 9,282
Posted By 150 Driver

"Every aspect of the flight needs to be legal in...

"Every aspect of the flight needs to be legal in order for you to act as commander."

So, as a PPL and an owner, if I took off solo and flew straight over Heathrow at 400ft AGL what would happen ?...
1st Oct 2017, 14:21
Replies: 12
Views: 2,715
Posted By 150 Driver

Vote in favour of IR(R). Turns the...

Vote in favour of IR(R).

Turns the marginal 'probably OK but won't risk it' days into flyable ones
30th Sep 2017, 18:24
Replies: 53
Views: 10,810
Posted By 150 Driver

Love mine to pieces

Bought it immediately after PPL for just over £10k. Engine had 700 hours left so it will be time that gets it to overhaul not hours. Over 10,000 hours on the airframe. Five years on Iíve flown her...
5th May 2017, 15:33
Replies: 16
Views: 3,494
Posted By 150 Driver

once a week (50 hrs a year) is the...

once a week (50 hrs a year) is the aim,achievability (diary and weather) means I don't always hit it each week but make up for it with longer flights when I do.

And once a month I make sure it is...
30th Apr 2017, 09:28
Replies: 24
Views: 3,641
Posted By 150 Driver

My youngest is a fine instrument pilot, by...

My youngest is a fine instrument pilot, by necessity as she first started taking the controls when too short to easily see forwards !

My hands are never far from the controls, I'm obviously PIC,...
27th Apr 2017, 21:18
Replies: 242
Views: 66,273
Posted By 150 Driver

The reason I've a PPL, IRR and own a plane is...

The reason I've a PPL, IRR and own a plane is that my wife bought me an experience flight for my 40th. She's regretted it ever since !
26th Apr 2017, 17:12
Replies: 242
Views: 66,273
Posted By 150 Driver

'Clearly a fool'. Whatever the grey areas might...

'Clearly a fool'. Whatever the grey areas might be (FWIW I'll be steering well clear) offering what he himself calls 'Air Taxi' as a PPL (let alone a 65 hour one) certainly isn't grey.

Bizarre...
19th Apr 2017, 22:43
Replies: 28
Views: 4,995
Posted By 150 Driver

This is what training is for, even as a low hour...

This is what training is for, even as a low hour start thinking about the IRR

To put it in context, soon after getting my IRR I flew a real live ILS approach in real live IMC. No instructor...
12th Apr 2017, 20:41
Replies: 19
Views: 4,346
Posted By 150 Driver

FL10500 you'll lose sight of the surface. ...

FL10500 you'll lose sight of the surface.

But FL105 you'll still be able to see it
4th Feb 2017, 09:47
Replies: 188
Views: 23,892
Posted By 150 Driver

Fascinating thread. Isn't it true that in...

Fascinating thread.

Isn't it true that in the real world of (non commercial) flying pilots do whatever the heck they want ? They are only normally held accountable when something goes wrong,...
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