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31st Oct 2020, 12:43
Replies: 5
Views: 930
Posted By xrayalpha

Specs for airfield signs

Hi,

Having decided to use Aerops for contact free landing fee payment etc, I want to make up a sign which also includes the Black C on a Yellow Square.

Does anyone know of the specifications...
24th Oct 2020, 15:53
Replies: 10
Views: 1,709
Posted By xrayalpha

OK, so Wales now back in lockdown. South...

OK, so Wales now back in lockdown.

South Lanarkshire, where we are in Scotland, looks likely to go into lockdown in the next week.

Are Welsh flying schools now closed?

Technically, during...
9th Oct 2020, 22:24
Replies: 10
Views: 1,709
Posted By xrayalpha

Hi all, This wasn't meant to be a "how busy...

Hi all,

This wasn't meant to be a "how busy are you" thread. More a "how have people worked out how to keep flying and instructing legally" one.

So, in Scotland, with the latest "requests" ...
7th Oct 2020, 21:59
Replies: 10
Views: 1,709
Posted By xrayalpha

OK - so "lockdown" now in central Scotland. Not...

OK - so "lockdown" now in central Scotland. Not meant to travel from one health board area to another - note "meant". It is a request rather than a regulation.

First flight tomorrow now cancelled...
28th Sep 2020, 20:33
Replies: 10
Views: 1,709
Posted By xrayalpha

And now the BBC says the North-East is in almost...

And now the BBC says the North-East is in almost full lockdown, with people from two households banned from meeting indoors, such as pubs and restaurants. (But workplaces are exempt)

Of course, no...
28th Sep 2020, 09:52
Replies: 10
Views: 1,709
Posted By xrayalpha

Do the "lockdowns" affect flying schools

Hi,

We all know how the Covid lockdown shut flying schools for at least three months, and then ended in a rather scrappy way across the UK.

On the principle of preparing for the worst, have any...
28th Jul 2020, 09:34
Replies: 14
Views: 969
Posted By xrayalpha

Some sensible advice here, but.... The C42...

Some sensible advice here, but....

The C42 is also available as a light aircraft!

While it is difficult for a flying school to train on a C42 that is kit-built, as all "light aircraft" C42s...
25th Jun 2020, 18:12
Replies: 77
Views: 9,520
Posted By xrayalpha

Today's talk is that, since three ATOs are now...

Today's talk is that, since three ATOs are now operating in England, Tayside and ACS at Perth are now going to start training on Monday.

Neither ACS or Tayside have phones that get answered, so...
17th Jun 2020, 16:36
Replies: 223
Views: 46,244
Posted By xrayalpha

Family member was an air gunner in Bomber...

Family member was an air gunner in Bomber Command.

Operational life expectancy at one stage was measured in days, perhaps weeks - but not even months!

Fatalities: almost as many as American...
16th Jun 2020, 08:00
Replies: 34
Views: 7,342
Posted By xrayalpha

One despairs. Spend millions of quid on an...

One despairs.

Spend millions of quid on an airport, and then can't afford to hire a bowser for e few months.

Of course, they can afford to hire a bowser - and send at least two people, maybe...
21st May 2020, 21:17
Replies: 30
Views: 4,051
Posted By xrayalpha

WWW, I have an old crate with a dodgy...

WWW,

I have an old crate with a dodgy engine, think I'll move it to the English/Welsh border and hope the donkey lasts until I reach Welsh airspace,

I'll be safe then, 'cos I won't be allowed...
21st May 2020, 21:12
Replies: 10
Views: 1,350
Posted By xrayalpha

No such thing as a bad question....! Pilling...

No such thing as a bad question....!

Pilling Sands has long been a favourite, and - indeed - there were special exemptions made in the NW to allow people to use the beach near the nuclear power...
10th May 2020, 21:41
Replies: 24
Views: 3,890
Posted By xrayalpha

Should, would, could..... None mean MUST ...

Should, would, could.....

None mean MUST

I live on an airfield and so can go flying any time I want - no "is my journey necessary".

In fact, if I was in England, then I might be prepared to...
9th Apr 2020, 12:12
Replies: 14
Views: 1,756
Posted By xrayalpha

Rule 1: Don't buy anything without a Rotax 912 or...

Rule 1: Don't buy anything without a Rotax 912 or 912S in it.

First, it will save you bags on fuel. Second, you will always be able to resell it.

Two-strokes are unsellable - no-one wants them....
5th Mar 2020, 13:39
Replies: 13
Views: 2,049
Posted By xrayalpha

OK, as the government moves to the second phase...

OK, as the government moves to the second phase of their plan, we have decided:

Sign on door and bit on website outlining our CV precautions.

All visitors to wash hands immediately on arrival...
29th Feb 2020, 16:04
Replies: 13
Views: 2,049
Posted By xrayalpha

CoVid-19 - what precautions can we take?

With all the news on the latest coronavirus, I am concerned about the fear - and the impact on our business.

Note, my concern is the fear, not the actual virus. But to conquer the fear, we perhaps...
26th Dec 2019, 15:28
Replies: 5
Views: 1,029
Posted By xrayalpha

We had a hangar fire eight or nine years ago...

We had a hangar fire eight or nine years ago which led to 26 aircraft being written off. So people dealt with every aircraft insurer and their agents in the UK - and all of them paid up, in a pretty...
22nd Dec 2019, 16:38
Replies: 7
Views: 1,773
Posted By xrayalpha

For those interested, we're off to Google Calendar

For those interested, we're off to Google Calendar
22nd Dec 2019, 12:20
Replies: 7
Views: 1,773
Posted By xrayalpha

By FREE, I mean no cash. I am well aware...

By FREE, I mean no cash.

I am well aware that gmail and pprune aren't free, in that I am exchanging some of my data for access.
22nd Dec 2019, 09:29
Replies: 7
Views: 1,773
Posted By xrayalpha

Goboko to charge from next week!

Hi all,

An email this morning - just before the Xmas shutdown - to say goboko is going to charge from 28th December!!!

There have been threads before on alternatives, but anyone got an...
19th Dec 2019, 22:25
Replies: 11
Views: 935
Posted By xrayalpha

Because other students may be reading this: ...

Because other students may be reading this:

In Scotland, you don't want a two-stroke because:

They guzzle the fuel and so you will find your range a bit limited - especially two-up! Fuel just...
14th Dec 2019, 14:19
Replies: 11
Views: 935
Posted By xrayalpha

Hi Stalled Haggis, and welcome to pprune! ...

Hi Stalled Haggis, and welcome to pprune!

You raise a few questions which are not uncommon.

There are only three schools in Scotland which teach NPPL (M) on three-axis aircraft. Perth uses the...
6th Nov 2019, 22:01
Replies: 26
Views: 4,231
Posted By xrayalpha

You don't need a transponder for Class D - pop in...

You don't need a transponder for Class D - pop in and out of Glasgow's every week and Edinburgh's once a month.
23rd Oct 2019, 17:12
Replies: 52
Views: 15,790
Posted By xrayalpha

Mike, Most three-axis microlights are "light...

Mike,

Most three-axis microlights are "light aircraft" that have been squeezed into the microlight category.

The Eurostar, with at one time no paint and the electric fuel pump removed, the...
1st Sep 2019, 18:22
Replies: 11
Views: 2,829
Posted By xrayalpha

If it is good enough for the military.... From...

If it is good enough for the military.... From Purple Aviation at Eshott's webpage:ELC Scheme - Approved provider Are you an active or recently retired member of the Armed Forces? If so you may be...
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