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23rd Oct 2020, 16:21
Replies: 21
Views: 1,194
Posted By The Ancient Geek

The Instrument Rating is a requirement for a CPL...

The Instrument Rating is a requirement for a CPL to fly IFR. Note that you can have a CPL without an instument rating but the commercial flying opportunities are somewhat limited. There are a fair...
22nd Oct 2020, 15:28
Replies: 9
Views: 1,776
Posted By The Ancient Geek

The required regular inspection is not expensive....

The required regular inspection is not expensive. The cracking is rare but dangerous, very few aircraft will need expensive work.
9th Oct 2020, 09:37
Replies: 38
Views: 18,540
Posted By The Ancient Geek

BA do not have the monopoly that you think, KLM...

BA do not have the monopoly that you think, KLM have shuttle flights to most UK regional airports and many pax (including myself) prefer the local connection via AMS to the problems of getting to...
3rd Oct 2020, 14:37
Replies: 38
Views: 18,540
Posted By The Ancient Geek

There is a very good reason for taking off in the...

There is a very good reason for taking off in the dark hours.
2nd Oct 2020, 08:16
Replies: 38
Views: 18,540
Posted By The Ancient Geek

Sadly inevitable like so many state owned...

Sadly inevitable like so many state owned airlines in africa. Overstaffed with nepotism and political jobs for the boys.
The writing has been on the wall for many years.
30th Sep 2020, 10:13
Replies: 38
Views: 18,540
Posted By The Ancient Geek

Angry SAA suspending operations

BBC is reporting that South African Airways has suspended all operations and been put into "care and maintenance" by receivers due to the government not providing a promised bailout....
8th Sep 2020, 09:07
Replies: 13
Views: 1,341
Posted By The Ancient Geek

Why not ask the LAA ?

Why not ask the LAA ?
5th Jul 2020, 10:33
Replies: 10
Views: 2,066
Posted By The Ancient Geek

My Streak Shadow is on the LAA register because...

My Streak Shadow is on the LAA register because the shorter wings meant that the Streak did not meet stall speed specification so they were group A. It is now a microlight thanks to a simple...
15th May 2020, 09:44
Replies: 12
Views: 2,190
Posted By The Ancient Geek

There is no way to keep a good distance between...

There is no way to keep a good distance between instructor and student in a small aircraft but if used properly masks and gloves as well as carefull cleaning should bring the risks down to reasonable...
20th Apr 2020, 11:12
Replies: 67
Views: 41,018
Posted By The Ancient Geek

The fundamental problem is that SAA is massively...

The fundamental problem is that SAA is massively overstaffed with political appointees and jobs for the boys. The politicians will not allow them to fire their brothers, cousins, friends etc who are...
9th Apr 2020, 20:01
Replies: 14
Views: 1,743
Posted By The Ancient Geek

Nonsense - just take a look at how fast a Shadow...

Nonsense - just take a look at how fast a Shadow with a bluetop 582 sells.
There is nowt wrong with 2 strokes, they are more reliable and cheaper to maintain than 4 stroke provided that the owner...
9th Apr 2020, 19:50
Replies: 28
Views: 9,784
Posted By The Ancient Geek

They spent millions on a white elephant of an...

They spent millions on a white elephant of an airport with the runway at 90 degrees to the prevailing wind and built in windshear from the nearby cliffs.
Flights from Windhoek had just enough range...
3rd Apr 2020, 15:31
Replies: 60
Views: 4,317
Posted By The Ancient Geek

The chute is for use when the aircraft is...

The chute is for use when the aircraft is uncontrollable, probably due to structural issues.
Some have been deployed when the pilot has managed to get into IMC, this should not have happened to...
1st Apr 2020, 00:28
Replies: 60
Views: 4,317
Posted By The Ancient Geek

In still air the parachute will be directly above...

In still air the parachute will be directly above the aircraft and both will go straight down.
In a wind the parachute will above and ahead of the aircraft and both will decend at an angle. There...
24th Mar 2020, 00:38
Replies: 56
Views: 8,452
Posted By The Ancient Geek

It depends on the layout of the hangar and the...

It depends on the layout of the hangar and the way that aircraft are often crammed in. Poor layout and too many aircraft are both recepies for hangar rash. Sadly the high costs of hangarage and the...
14th Mar 2020, 12:48
Replies: 7
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Views: 969
Posted By The Ancient Geek

Yebbut you would have burned as much or more...

Yebbut you would have burned as much or more making the same journey by road.
Probably more because leftpondians tend to drive gas guzlers.
8th Mar 2020, 10:38
Replies: 5
Views: 891
Posted By The Ancient Geek

Nothing is certain yet but if we actually leave...

Nothing is certain yet but if we actually leave EASA it will make licencing much simpler. The NPPL and UK/EASA PPL will merge into a single UK PPL, simplifying medical requirements and getting rid of...
23rd Feb 2020, 16:12
Replies: 2
Views: 393
Posted By The Ancient Geek

Microloght hours cannot currently be credited to...

Microloght hours cannot currently be credited to an EASA PPL, there are some mumblings about allowing credit for 3 axis microlight hours but EASA take ages to acheive anything and it might never...
23rd Jan 2020, 13:53
Replies: 351
Views: 273,170
Posted By The Ancient Geek

We have no idea of the causes at this stage but...

We have no idea of the causes at this stage but stuctural issues would not surprise me, low level water bombing involves a lot of rough manoevering while heavily loaded which must put a lot of...
11th Jan 2020, 14:20
Replies: 35
Views: 4,323
Posted By The Ancient Geek

The figures in the book are for a level hard...

The figures in the book are for a level hard runway. Add a third for short dry grass and another third for longer grass.
If the ground is wet/soft put the aircraft back in the hangar.
8th Jan 2020, 16:50
Replies: 3
Views: 554
Posted By The Ancient Geek

What licence are they training for ?. You need to...

What licence are they training for ?. You need to get either FAA or EASA for wide acceptance.
Make up your mind before you start on exactly where you would like to fly and therefore which licence to...
1st Jan 2020, 16:11
Replies: 29
Views: 24,578
Posted By The Ancient Geek

Hmmm - there cant be many 727s with aux tanks...

Hmmm - there cant be many 727s with aux tanks still flying and the've not blown yet in many years of service.
Sounds like a storm in a teacup.
27th Dec 2019, 22:14
Replies: 46
Views: 17,853
Posted By The Ancient Geek

Why all of the posts about peanuts when there is...

Why all of the posts about peanuts when there is no evidence to suggest this as the cause.
Cardiac arrest can have many causes and peanuts are waaaaaayyyy down the list.
Where are the FACTS ?
19th Dec 2019, 16:41
Replies: 18
Views: 5,669
Posted By The Ancient Geek

Not difficult, set up an airline "Rescue Air"...

Not difficult, set up an airline "Rescue Air" then a quick splash of paint over the logo of the defunct airline.
Administrator sells aircraft to Rescue Air, CAA issues new registrations.
Rescue Air...
15th Dec 2019, 10:43
Replies: 11
Views: 930
Posted By The Ancient Geek

Nowt wrong with 2 strokes so long as you feed...

Nowt wrong with 2 strokes so long as you feed them the correct petrol/oil mix and obey the instructions in the Rotax users handbook. They are basically simple engines with less parts to go wrong,...
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