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24th Apr 2019, 21:25
Replies: 12
Views: 1,457

Rans ASI Fun

I’ve had similar issues with the Rans S6 Pitot / Static system over the years.

Seeing a good airspeed while not moving happened after re-skinning the fuselage. The Static side of the ASI vented at...
12th Jan 2019, 19:22
Replies: 28
Views: 4,519

Observed on a Breezey that used to attend the St....

Observed on a Breezey that used to attend the St. Omer fly-ins.
Assumed to fulfill the requirement for Mode S in certain airspace.
16th Nov 2018, 20:14
Replies: 21
Views: 2,263

The track away from the NDB is irrelevant, the...

The track away from the NDB is irrelevant, the RBI display would be showing 180 degrees if there was no drift. As there is a 5 degree drift to starboard, this will be added to the RBI indication,...
15th Feb 2018, 18:34
Replies: 51
Views: 7,226

I always thought electric propulsion, assuming...

I always thought electric propulsion, assuming enough power was available, would be good for aerobatic flight. Short duration with time on the ground in between sequences. No problems of inverted...
10th Jul 2017, 22:15
Replies: 32
Views: 3,520

A see-through Cessna

Talking of a miss-identified Cessna, a story from the early days of Rans aircraft in the UK.

Rans S6 on final to land at Southampton when a BA turbo prop airliner calls joining the circuit:

18th Dec 2016, 21:51
Replies: 12
Views: 1,641

Pets on board

Remember to allow your pets to complete their walk around before departure...

14th Oct 2016, 22:09
Replies: 11
Views: 3,448

Ask Irv....

Hi Sherwood,

You will find answers to most of your questions on the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) page of Irv Lee's website Higherplane. (http://www.higherplane.co.uk/faq.html)

FAQ 9 will...
15th Jun 2016, 07:21
Replies: 4,514
Views: 1,179,138

TCT on BBC R4 Midweek 9am today (15/6/16)

The good lady is on BBC Radio 4 Midweek program from 9am today. From the accompanying piece on the R4 website there is no mention of 'solo'.

BBC R4 Midweek website:
Tracey Curtis-Taylor is a...
4th Jun 2016, 08:01
Replies: 22
Views: 3,218

“Calm Watchfulness” – Don’t waggle the controls...

“Calm Watchfulness” – Don’t waggle the controls around just because you feel you should be doing something, but be ready for anything.
11th Apr 2016, 11:33
Replies: 89
Views: 12,237

Student are the best Sales People

It’s good to know that some things don’t change at Shoreham. It sounds very like my first attempt to get flight training in 1991. Despite the big friendly sign outside the school door, no one...
9th Apr 2016, 08:58
Replies: 16
Views: 2,601

Immersion suits are always a compromise. A suit...

Immersion suits are always a compromise. A suit that will keep you alive in cold water will be too bulky to allow convenient operation of the aircraft. Having spent quite a bit of time in the back of...
Forum: Jet Blast
20th Mar 2016, 10:20
Replies: 42
Views: 4,652

Scopoderm patches

During a career in offshore survey / construction I've rarely had motion sickness problems, those times that I did were usually related to polluted water tanks.

The worst case I’d observed was a...
5th Mar 2016, 13:00
Replies: 53
Views: 9,715

123.45 - better than Safetycomm for air to air

Although of somewhat dubious legality, 123.450 Mhz has become the de facto air to air frequency for the ‘same way / same day’ type formation flying. As mentioned above, the range of VHF signals can...
1st Mar 2016, 14:06
Replies: 31
Views: 5,704

PFA Rallies of old

I have a great affection for the ‘Old’ PFA Rallies, there again I can see how they grew financially to an overwhelming cost / liability for the PFA /LAA. This was also before we became so aware of...
31st Dec 2015, 07:55
Replies: 3
Views: 1,126

Lots of stuff, WX permitting

There are quite a few fly-ins, Stow Maries might be within taxi distance.
Royal Aero Club list of events. (http://events.royalaeroclub.org/eventuk.htm)

Popham New Year Fly-in 01256-397733...
13th Dec 2015, 10:44
Replies: 9
Views: 4,046

Alternative Military Aviation Chart

I thought this was the one the Military used....

Aircrew Map of Great Britain (http://ccgi.piers.plus.com/ball/aircrew_map_of_uk.pdf)
4th Oct 2015, 18:44
Replies: 7
Views: 2,585

Topping & Tailing

I understand that ‘Topping & Tailing’ (adding the airfield at the end of the call as well as at the start) to Safetycom calls will be included in the next update of CAP413. It’s becoming common usage...
20th Jun 2015, 19:50
Replies: 12
Views: 2,193

Seems fairly straight forward

31st May 2015, 12:17
Replies: 10
Views: 1,519

Certainly Do-able


Welcome to the Forum.

Flying to Sweden in a single engined aircraft armed only with a PPL is certainly quite do-able. It might also provide useful motivation for some of the more turgid...
31st May 2015, 10:37
Replies: 3
Views: 1,100

A nice video on his F'book page

Would seem to be a Druine Turbulent, which one would expect for a Frenchman.

29th May 2015, 21:44
Replies: 46
Views: 6,224

Hi Ferny, I’m hoping to fly in tomorrow...

Hi Ferny,

I’m hoping to fly in tomorrow (Saturday). Can you confirm A22, as the info for Hall A on the Aero Expo list of exhibitors only goes up to A21?

Hope to catch up.


16th Mar 2015, 08:11
Replies: 26
Views: 3,075

Gatwick ATIS yesterday

There was plenty of icing around yesterday. After flying around in generally ‘claggy’ conditions I didn’t actually pick any up, but Gatwick ATIS was giving ‘moderate icing between 1,000’ and FL 070’.
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Mar 2015, 20:16
Replies: 145
Views: 12,765

Just got my new Apple Watch: ...

Just got my new Apple Watch:
7th Mar 2015, 18:54
Replies: 25
Views: 4,877

The Blue Book

Hi Pilot 2013,

The good news is that your shiny new EASA PPL will be valid for life (as mentioned above) so that particular five yearly cost won’t come around again.

One quick warning, if you...
6th Mar 2015, 06:54
Replies: 46
Views: 10,215

Doctors confused by tandem seating

That's because Doctors only fly Beechcraft Bonanzas (aka the Doctor Killer) and think that anyone in a rear seat is pax.....
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