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22nd Jan 2022, 10:02
Replies: 2
Views: 165
Posted By Fl1ingfrog

Gaining a Instructor Certificate (Rating) in...

Gaining a Instructor Certificate (Rating) in whatever class doesn't alter the pilots ordinary privileges as a pilot: PPL or CPL. The restrictions of a FI are applicable to the instructing only: e.g....
18th Jan 2022, 19:04
Replies: 22
Views: 1,089
Posted By Fl1ingfrog

No, you cannot.

No, you cannot.
17th Jan 2022, 22:02
Replies: 22
Views: 1,089
Posted By Fl1ingfrog

What on earth is the difference? The PPL phase...

What on earth is the difference? The PPL phase teaches the basic skills. If the ab initio training has been completed correctly then adding complexity and all else, that has special skills, should be...
16th Jan 2022, 14:12
Replies: 22
Views: 1,089
Posted By Fl1ingfrog

To teach the approach using the PAPI, as the...

To teach the approach using the PAPI, as the standard, to ab initio students is not a good idea. If you are to use the PAPI as a guidance it is important to understand them. Some are just two lights...
9th Jan 2022, 12:10
Replies: 23
Views: 1,411
Posted By Fl1ingfrog

I go back to my first car, a Morris Minor...

I go back to my first car, a Morris Minor Traveler. No need to prime but the choke setting was critical. It was important to know your car because the setting would vary to that days conditions....
7th Jan 2022, 15:19
Replies: 6
Views: 667
Posted By Fl1ingfrog

There are a number of organizations in the UK who...

There are a number of organizations in the UK who maintain a fleet of various aircraft from whom you could hire. They commonly hire out to flying clubs but also individuals. In my experience they are...
7th Jan 2022, 11:27
Replies: 23
Views: 1,411
Posted By Fl1ingfrog

Within the UK and EASA land differences training...

Within the UK and EASA land differences training is very basic and covers: VP (constant speed) prop, turbo charging, retractable undercarriage and tail wheel/tricycle undercarriage as appropriate. It...
4th Jan 2022, 22:08
Replies: 10
Views: 6,906
Posted By Fl1ingfrog

BEagle has answered this old chestnut simply and...

BEagle has answered this old chestnut simply and to the point. An AOC applies to its operation but nothing outside of it. The pilots free time is just that their free time. Flight instructing is...
3rd Jan 2022, 12:30
Replies: 3
Views: 642
Posted By Fl1ingfrog

No it hasn't, remember we were never part of the...

No it hasn't, remember we were never part of the Schengen area. Customs procedures have always been part of it for the UK. Covid of course is having a massive effect. We haven't experienced Brexit...
2nd Jan 2022, 09:53
Replies: 97
Views: 8,960
Posted By Fl1ingfrog

We need new redesigned regulators for the future...

We need new redesigned regulators for the future too. Why is it OK to have filthy and noisy petroleum engines that catch fire and blow up on a regular basis. Fuel starvation is an enormous...
1st Jan 2022, 22:27
Replies: 97
Views: 8,960
Posted By Fl1ingfrog

Paul Bertorelli's analysis is interesting but...

Paul Bertorelli's analysis is interesting but surely history has taught us that predictions into the future is always way off. To use the drawbacks of current battery technology is pointless. I...
1st Jan 2022, 20:16
Replies: 44
Views: 6,792
Posted By Fl1ingfrog

Hopefully you've been flying the aircraft's...

Hopefully you've been flying the aircraft's correct speeds, you do not need to increase them during normal maneuvering, when operating within the circuit or not. Never fly an aircraft on approach at...
13th Dec 2021, 12:25
Replies: 6
Views: 1,875
Posted By Fl1ingfrog

This isn't really a question for the UK which is...

This isn't really a question for the UK which is subject to the ICAO international agreements. It is common practice for the worlds airlines to base aircraft and crews around the world, often for...
12th Dec 2021, 20:08
Replies: 44
Views: 6,792
Posted By Fl1ingfrog

Totally agree. All this stuff demanding that the...

Totally agree. All this stuff demanding that the passenger should not be involved, sit tight, touch nothing and shut up other than that is: "look out the window, if you see an aeroplane - then tell...
11th Dec 2021, 11:41
Replies: 44
Views: 6,792
Posted By Fl1ingfrog

No one has offered nonsense but rather they have...

No one has offered nonsense but rather they have offered their own experience plus what has, for them, been effective. Of course the guest will not remember everything but from a full involvement,...
10th Dec 2021, 15:27
Replies: 44
Views: 6,792
Posted By Fl1ingfrog

The first consideration when taking people flying...

The first consideration when taking people flying for the first time is the weather; good visibility is paramount and also light winds. Involve everyone fully in what you are doing during all checks...
7th Dec 2021, 16:36
Replies: 67
Views: 5,019
Posted By Fl1ingfrog

Pilot DAR, I haven't quoted you because I agree...

Pilot DAR, I haven't quoted you because I agree with all that you have written in your last post.
6th Dec 2021, 23:03
Replies: 67
Views: 5,019
Posted By Fl1ingfrog

And it should be with light aircraft piston...

And it should be with light aircraft piston engines. This is where I think it should be. Mandatory placards: 1. 'Over priming may cause an engine fire'. 2. 'Caution: the engine must be clear of...
6th Dec 2021, 20:09
Replies: 67
Views: 5,019
Posted By Fl1ingfrog

Light aircraft are subject to many variables...

Light aircraft are subject to many variables which are very difficult and sometimes impossible to pin down but they dominate. The fueling systems are very basic and crude. The pilot therefore must...
4th Dec 2021, 22:01
Replies: 67
Views: 5,019
Posted By Fl1ingfrog

Leave it long enough it will.Weight of Gasoline...

Leave it long enough it will.Weight of Gasoline VaporsGasoline quickly evaporates when exposed to the atmosphere; the vapors are not lighter than air. This characteristic is not uncommon, according...
4th Dec 2021, 16:08
Replies: 67
Views: 5,019
Posted By Fl1ingfrog

I am very limited with my schoolboy physics but...

I am very limited with my schoolboy physics but I'm sure somebody will comment who isn't. Water will evaporate also, but neither do in a sealed container. A stationary engine cylinder can be...
4th Dec 2021, 12:39
Replies: 67
Views: 5,019
Posted By Fl1ingfrog

No contributor gains ownership by their duration...

No contributor gains ownership by their duration of contribution. everyone is free to add their knowledge at anytime and this is always valuable.



I have explained that priming with the...
1st Dec 2021, 21:13
Replies: 67
Views: 5,019
Posted By Fl1ingfrog

From the same publication that EXDAC has provided...

From the same publication that EXDAC has provided is the following bulletin:

Article-Knowledge BaseService Instruction No. 1148 C (https://www.lycoming.com/content/service-instruction-no-1148c)Use...
1st Dec 2021, 16:28
Replies: 67
Views: 5,019
Posted By Fl1ingfrog

This was a similar technique shown to me by the...

This was a similar technique shown to me by the engineers of a very prominent UK school. They were required to start and warm 30 PA28 aircraft every morning throughout the cold mid winter. The...
30th Nov 2021, 21:57
Replies: 67
Views: 5,019
Posted By Fl1ingfrog

Pilot DAR, your comments are of course valid but...

Pilot DAR, your comments are of course valid but not the whole story. I've given a description of many priming installations that are problematic. The accelerator pump also provides fuel downstream...
30th Nov 2021, 19:47
Replies: 67
Views: 5,019
Posted By Fl1ingfrog

Yes, the fuel provided from the accelerator pump...

Yes, the fuel provided from the accelerator pump will be the same. The fuel supplied by the pump bypasses the carburetor so it adds to that supplied by the carb. In fact, by utilizing the accelerator...
30th Nov 2021, 15:05
Replies: 67
Views: 5,019
Posted By Fl1ingfrog

Knowing the RPMs is the surest check that the...

Knowing the RPMs is the surest check that the power required is being achieved and I agree that you can do this on the roll.
30th Nov 2021, 14:00
Replies: 67
Views: 5,019
Posted By Fl1ingfrog

The carburetor heat systems are very varied in...

The carburetor heat systems are very varied in design and effect. The techniques applied are also very varied. I agree with the point made by B2N2 that the benefit from carb ht once set to cold is...
30th Nov 2021, 10:23
Replies: 67
Views: 5,019
Posted By Fl1ingfrog

Unfortunately it isn't and it does. Complacency...

Unfortunately it isn't and it does. Complacency though, "doesn't happen" should be guarded against, it leads to too many avoidable and tragic accidents: "there old pilots and bold pilots but there...
29th Nov 2021, 23:51
Replies: 67
Views: 5,019
Posted By Fl1ingfrog

It's worth mentioning: that the venturi can...

It's worth mentioning: that the venturi can reduce the temperature by up to 25 degrees centigrade, also that carb. heat enriches the mixture and therefore leaning is important when carb. ht. is to be...
29th Nov 2021, 22:59
Replies: 3
Views: 576
Posted By Fl1ingfrog

You provide very little information to be...

You provide very little information to be specific. However, yes you do if the rating has lapsed for more than 5 years. This has been in place for many years, even before the EASA mess came into...
28th Nov 2021, 13:13
Replies: 97
Views: 8,960
Posted By Fl1ingfrog

Whether all-electric engines or hydrogen powered...

Whether all-electric engines or hydrogen powered units wins the day is going to be determined by development. The developments of potential will not be done by aviation manufacturers because the...
26th Nov 2021, 17:01
Replies: 9
Views: 1,000
Posted By Fl1ingfrog

Some clarity: 'FR Only' does not require that you...

Some clarity: 'FR Only' does not require that you are able to converse in french, only that all standard calls should be made using french. The pass overhead should be made at 1000 ft above the...
26th Nov 2021, 09:30
Replies: 97
Views: 8,960
Posted By Fl1ingfrog

Magnetos are not the most reliable thing in the...

Magnetos are not the most reliable thing in the world so for me the argument to retain them, above all else, is churlish. The developments today are toward an all electric engine.
25th Nov 2021, 15:34
Replies: 97
Views: 8,960
Posted By Fl1ingfrog

This mirrors the dual electric ignition systems...

This mirrors the dual electric ignition systems installed on the Rotax engines. The battery I'm advised is able to supply the engine dual ignition for 3 - 4 hours. Therefore if the alternator failed...
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