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14th Mar 2008, 15:22
Replies: 112
Views: 31,033
Posted By Sedbergh

Nik slight error there, most of the...

Nik

slight error there, most of the "customers" are club members who would be paying a lot more without all the voluntary inputs - to the extent that gliding would be strictly for the rich.

...
14th Mar 2008, 14:26
Replies: 112
Views: 31,033
Posted By Sedbergh

About 95% of gliding instructors do it for...

About

95% of gliding instructors do it for free
95% of winch drivers ditto
95% of ground equipment maintenance ditto
95% of glider airfield maintenance ditto
95% gliding club building...
13th Mar 2008, 17:09
Replies: 112
Views: 31,033
Posted By Sedbergh

Well whatever does it for you Bosey ...

Well whatever does it for you Bosey :ooh::ooh::ooh:

Bidford's a nice site, friendly people, no sign of mud last time I saw it and I sincerely hope Pheel enjoys it and gets lots of flying. Good...
10th Mar 2008, 14:42
Replies: 57
Views: 5,443
Posted By Sedbergh

a) Feshie used to winch launch! Certainly 10...

a) Feshie used to winch launch! Certainly 10 years back they only had a tug twice a year when Barry & Mo Meek brought theirs in for the October wave season - which is when I went there. They had a...
10th Mar 2008, 09:58
Replies: 57
Views: 5,443
Posted By Sedbergh

Ridge sites I can personally recommend (both for...

Ridge sites I can personally recommend (both for the ridge and bar facilities) are:

Long Mynd (excellent ridge & bar, essentially winch only, bungee in exceptional conditions, interesting...
6th Mar 2008, 08:34
Replies: 57
Views: 5,443
Posted By Sedbergh

Eventualities Well I do tell pupils "Always...

Eventualities

Well I do tell pupils "Always be pleasantly surprised when you successfully get to the top of the launch"

But then 99% of the time there is an eventuality it's me pulling the...
4th Mar 2008, 13:07
Replies: 57
Views: 5,443
Posted By Sedbergh

Any site on top of a ridge tends to meet...

Any site on top of a ridge tends to meet cloudbase quicker than sites at the bottom!


Should be less of a problem mid-year though:ok:
3rd Mar 2008, 08:47
Replies: 76
Views: 7,192
Posted By Sedbergh

I heard a story from a BOAC 2nd officer a few...

I heard a story from a BOAC 2nd officer a few (well a lot!) of years ago about him & his Captain discussing the feasibility of landing a VC10 without power. 2nd had then tried it at Khartoum but had...
28th Feb 2008, 08:21
Replies: 76
Views: 7,192
Posted By Sedbergh

The BGA instructor's "how to damage yourself...

The BGA instructor's "how to damage yourself spinning" scenario goes:-

a) You're a bit low in the circuit
b) Instead of modifying the circuit you continue to fly your "normal" pattern but...
22nd Feb 2008, 13:13
Replies: 73
Views: 14,633
Posted By Sedbergh

There was an excellent DC3 programme on TV a few...

There was an excellent DC3 programme on TV a few years back. Various husky pilots saying "it's a real man's aircraft"

They then cut to some little South American girlie who was flying booze,...
8th Feb 2008, 08:23
Replies: 10
Views: 1,457
Posted By Sedbergh

Forecast looks good for the time of year - enjoy!...

Forecast looks good for the time of year - enjoy!

Don't forget the rudder pedals!

Let us know how it went.
7th Feb 2008, 12:57
Replies: 2
Views: 713
Posted By Sedbergh

At first glance it's better than the CAA's...

At first glance it's better than the CAA's original "fit mode S to every flying object everywhere" proposal.

If you want to fly in controlled airspace I guess there's a fair argument for...
7th Feb 2008, 08:50
Replies: 2
Views: 713
Posted By Sedbergh

Mode S - again!

For the many who will be affected, you are strongly advised to look at the CAA's document dated 1st February 2008 titled

"Consultation - Proposal for an incremental expansion of the use of SSR...
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Feb 2008, 11:31
Replies: 981
Views: 58,856
Posted By Sedbergh

Aw gents c'mon The conveyor can move at any...

Aw gents c'mon

The conveyor can move at any speed it likes. The wheels can move at any speed they like as they are free to rotate.

The conveyor speed matches the aircraft forward speed at...
5th Feb 2008, 08:29
Replies: 10
Views: 1,457
Posted By Sedbergh

Nice bunch of guys at Challock. Not the...

Nice bunch of guys at Challock.

Not the highest winch launches but at least there's a ridge at the end of the airfield.


I've never been there in the right weather conditions for it, but the...
31st Jan 2008, 13:53
Replies: 21
Views: 4,068
Posted By Sedbergh

I've seen it claimed that Adolf Galland had a...

I've seen it claimed that Adolf Galland had a cigar lighter fitted in his Me109 (or Fw 190) - but then he was the boss.
30th Jan 2008, 08:59
Replies: 112
Views: 31,033
Posted By Sedbergh

No it demonstrates that you know how to have a...

No it demonstrates that you know how to have a p*** while flying a glider!:ok:

If you're doing a 500 km cross country in a glider you'll probably be up there 8 hours or more (unless you are really...
30th Jan 2008, 08:30
Replies: 112
Views: 31,033
Posted By Sedbergh

Desirability of having a silver C for a tuggie ...

Desirability of having a silver C for a tuggie

a) you understand what's going on behind you (alarming at times!)
b)you understand where the lift should be and how to deliver the gliders to...
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Jan 2008, 13:20
Replies: 45
Views: 3,999
Posted By Sedbergh

"In like Flynn" - I think I know the source...

"In like Flynn" - I think I know the source but?????
22nd Jan 2008, 08:31
Replies: 23
Views: 3,622
Posted By Sedbergh

Interesting point raised the other day by a...

Interesting point raised the other day by a glider pilot who's been learning on a "TMG" = engine on front, prop on front, fixed undercarriage.

If he wants to fly a "pop up" engined SLMG with...
17th Jan 2008, 09:00
Replies: 23
Views: 3,622
Posted By Sedbergh

By way of explanation to anyone not following the...

By way of explanation to anyone not following the acronyms:-

This may not be the legally correct answer but within gliding world an SLMG tends to be regarded as the aircraft that looks like a...
15th Jan 2008, 09:35
Replies: 31
Views: 2,475
Posted By Sedbergh

IO 540 Effect of EASA so far on UK gliding:...

IO 540

Effect of EASA so far on UK gliding:

a) Register all gliders with CAA instead of BGA (ok Annex II a/c excepted)
b) Paint G - REG numbers on all gliders instead of BGA regs
c) Register...
15th Jan 2008, 08:18
Replies: 14
Views: 3,384
Posted By Sedbergh

Imagine wot Elf and Safety and Child Protection...

Imagine wot Elf and Safety and Child Protection obstacles would be raised these days!

Oh dear oh dear, how have we got in this mess
15th Jan 2008, 08:10
Replies: 31
Views: 2,475
Posted By Sedbergh

Where EASA is concerned - be afraid - be very...

Where EASA is concerned - be afraid - be very afraid.

Just like all the UK glider pilots/owners:uhoh:
8th Jan 2008, 08:28
Replies: 76
Views: 4,835
Posted By Sedbergh

Since I nearly took out a pedestrian wearing a...

Since I nearly took out a pedestrian wearing a black hat, black jacket and black trousers on an unlit country road the other night I don't think that's an entirely stupid suggestion!!!! - coz there...
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