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9th Aug 2018, 15:32
Replies: 40
Views: 11,623
Posted By gyrotyro

PPL Cost

Did mine at Bournemouth Hurn which dates me and Middle Wallop. Total cost £2,500 44 hrs. Aged then about 37.
7th Jul 2018, 22:23
Replies: 37
Views: 37,950
Posted By gyrotyro

Factor in whatever you like it will still come...

Factor in whatever you like it will still come out a country mile cheaper than any c of a aircraft.

Ok it’s about £8 an hour for engine fund. My aircraft engine has done 90 hours and TBO is 2000...
7th Jul 2018, 15:54
Replies: 37
Views: 37,950
Posted By gyrotyro

Not in the OP but my Europa XS Tri-Gear costs £23...

Not in the OP but my Europa XS Tri-Gear costs £23 an hour for fuel at 120 knots (130 knots with spats on) £750 a year for insurance (£50K hull value) and £400 a year for annual inspection and LAA...
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Jun 2018, 01:46
Replies: 2
Views: 1,102
Posted By gyrotyro

Lapsed licence renewal

I haven't piloted a helicopter since February 2011 and am considering buying another one. Can anyone please tell me what I have to do to get legal again. I last had a JAR PPL (H).

An LAPL (H)...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Jun 2018, 21:59
Replies: 249
Views: 80,536
Posted By gyrotyro

Rotorway 162F

I expect this question has been asked before but what do the sage pilots of Pprune think of the Rotorway 162F?

I have previously owned Hughes 300 A & C models and a couple of R22 Beta II's and am...
1st May 2018, 20:37
Replies: 37
Views: 7,077
Posted By gyrotyro

Ramp check for proof of vat paid

How does this work in respect of aircraft built before 1971 when VAT was not invented?
30th Mar 2018, 14:23
Replies: 22
Views: 7,057
Posted By gyrotyro

Europa suitability

I have a Europa XS Tri-gear.

I am 5ft 10 inches in old money and weigh 106 kilos. Last weekend I flew with a passenger of about the same weight as me and he is nearly six foot.

We were off the...
10th Dec 2017, 16:12
Replies: 28
Views: 5,252
Posted By gyrotyro

Plessis Bellville

This airfield has a good rail link to Paris 26 miles from Gare de Nord if I remember as I landed there once and thought “ah, same distance as the marathon I had just run”.

Aéroclub Air France Nord...
30th Jul 2016, 17:55
Replies: 85
Views: 16,141
Posted By gyrotyro

Derek Davidson

I did some of my PPL training with Derek and then later my initial IMC rating.

He is a first class in instructor, old school and now as he is 80 really old school!

He gets the job done and is...
30th Oct 2013, 13:17
Replies: 46
Views: 9,021
Posted By gyrotyro

It's a Seneca, Twinkies don't have nose lockers!

It's a Seneca, Twinkies don't have nose lockers!
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Sep 2013, 11:58
Replies: 21
Views: 4,448
Posted By gyrotyro

A spokesperson at the incident said... "It...

A spokesperson at the incident said...

"It puts a little bit of sorrow on the last day."

Something of an understatement I think. What does it take to instil more sorrow?

The report also...
30th Jul 2013, 04:56
Replies: 194
Views: 46,697
Posted By gyrotyro

Belowradar Should you really be opening the...


Should you really be opening the doors in flight as part of a training manoeuvre ?

I don't think your insurance company would like to hear about that and I certainly wouldn't...
22nd Jun 2013, 20:35
Replies: 5
Views: 2,169
Posted By gyrotyro

Camo Problems

Tell me Mr Bewildered, is the person who has just done this inspection based at an airfield with a motor racing circuit on it ?
15th May 2013, 15:31
Replies: 8
Views: 2,028
Posted By gyrotyro


Would you be the Welkyboy who COULD run a Whelk stand? :)
14th May 2013, 22:04
Replies: 8
Views: 2,028
Posted By gyrotyro


Rennes is very GA friendly. For the best value contact the aero club that operate from opposite to the terminal, if you PPR with them you will not get a landing or parking charge and you walk out...
12th May 2013, 19:51
Replies: 9
Views: 1,436
Posted By gyrotyro

N reg vat

I think you should be looking for a C88 form which shows that EU VAT has been paid.

Somewhere I have a Danish one, but since we have moved house twice in the last six months it may be difficult to...
18th Apr 2013, 14:41
Replies: 29
Views: 4,893
Posted By gyrotyro

Where is the dark side?

I thought that "PPRUNE" WAS the dark side, at least that is how it is referred to on the "FLYER" forum.

Can someone enlighten me as I am now in the dark.
18th Apr 2013, 14:36
Replies: 7
Views: 1,467
Posted By gyrotyro

Off piste operations

Living in Belgium you probably already know but if you aren't aware then don't try landing anywhere other than am airfield in Holland or France as it is against the law. In France you can if you are...
19th Jan 2013, 20:32
Replies: 23
Views: 2,791
Posted By gyrotyro


I have owned a Mooney M20J and wonder why you feel you need for a turbo? They are really best suited to people who need to operate from hot and high altitudes or cross mountain ranges etc. Their true...
8th Dec 2012, 20:29
Replies: 17
Views: 7,285
Posted By gyrotyro

I had a similar problem with my RV-6A. when the...

I had a similar problem with my RV-6A. when the control column was pushed towards the panel the compass swang wildly

It didn't matter that if you made that huge input in flight you would be...
17th Oct 2012, 21:32
Replies: 33
Views: 8,715
Posted By gyrotyro


I use one of these which empties a Jerry can quickly..

JJC Fuel Transfer Pump For Jerry Can on eBay!...
10th Oct 2012, 08:12
Replies: 3
Views: 783
Posted By gyrotyro

Thanks Chuffer.

Thanks Chuffer.
9th Oct 2012, 21:41
Replies: 3
Views: 783
Posted By gyrotyro

UK registration entitlement

Can anyone tell me if a Swiss national is entitled to register an aircraft on the "G" register?
30th Sep 2012, 09:05
Replies: 11
Views: 2,097
Posted By gyrotyro

Re:TBO engine extension.

I believe that you can continue to fly the aircraft "on condition" as long as the compressions at each 100 hour or annual inspection continue to be ok. even then you still have the choice to change...
5th Sep 2012, 12:39
Replies: 89
Views: 13,149
Posted By gyrotyro

Sharpend "Moreover, I love flying, so why...


"Moreover, I love flying, so why fly at 150 kts when 120 kts is more economical and it takes longer to get to your destination (that is a good thing!!) ?

I have flown at 800 kts low...
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