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5th Aug 2022, 13:40
Replies: 37
Views: 5,345
Posted By flyingman-of-kent

Just a couple of things that i didnt see anyone...

Just a couple of things that i didnt see anyone else mention, (may be out of date because it is a while since i have done this!)

On London Information they will want to know when you leave the...
10th Sep 2019, 14:35
Replies: 15
Views: 2,015
Posted By flyingman-of-kent

Depending on the speed of your aircraft you may...

Depending on the speed of your aircraft you may need to make more than one stop. Of course it also depends on what route you are taking too.

Decent places to stop along the way include Jersey,...
13th Mar 2018, 02:29
Replies: 54
Views: 19,791
Posted By flyingman-of-kent

Biggin Hill Airport To Cut Light Aircraft Activity- Cuts ALL training

Biggin Hill Airport To Cut Light Aircraft Activity
March 12, 2018 Cllr. Neil Reddin

From https:// hayesandconeyhall. org. uk/2018/03/12/biggin-hill-airport-to-cut-light-aircraft-activity/
...
4th Aug 2017, 18:32
Replies: 39
Views: 16,322
Posted By flyingman-of-kent

I didn't dare add it all up!

Whilst at first I thought i would total it all up and then have a figure at the end, and despite keeping every receipt and invoice, I didn't dare actually do the final calculation! It would have been...
2nd Oct 2015, 09:25
Replies: 7
Views: 2,078
Posted By flyingman-of-kent

I appreciate that you wish to save money, but in...

I appreciate that you wish to save money, but in my opinion this is an area where you should not stint on costs - the cost of the new books will be a tiny fraction of what you will spend in learning...
22nd Aug 2014, 18:21
Replies: 6
Views: 1,158
Posted By flyingman-of-kent

It is a shame but the choice of flying school /...

It is a shame but the choice of flying school / club is now limited at Biggin Hill. It is now a choice of EFT, Surrey and Kent and Allouette. I think that they all offer a good service, have been...
24th Mar 2014, 13:45
Replies: 6
Views: 2,552
Posted By flyingman-of-kent

I have signed this petition... please do the same

I have signed this, I hope the airport does stay open but I read that the previous owners had signed an agreement with the local council not to be open 24 hours. How stupid is that!!! This airport...
16th Oct 2013, 19:29
Replies: 2,117
Views: 603,115
Posted By flyingman-of-kent

I am a fan of Manston, so I hope that it...

I am a fan of Manston, so I hope that it flourishes under this new ownership.

I was on the first flight out to Amsterdam with EU-Jet a few years ago, and was disappointed that they shut down. It...
3rd Jul 2012, 12:32
Replies: 2
Views: 906
Posted By flyingman-of-kent

I flew into Bergerac in August 1999 so not...

I flew into Bergerac in August 1999 so not recently I'm afraid, but it was then a lovely friendly airport, easy to find, see and land at but watch out for parachuting on the airport as you land!
...
14th Sep 2011, 11:39
Replies: 37
Views: 8,739
Posted By flyingman-of-kent

I did all my ground school with a specific ground...

I did all my ground school with a specific ground school instructor, as I felt this left my flying instruction time better used for learning the practical flying skills. We worked through the...
11th Aug 2011, 23:18
Replies: 7
Views: 1,186
Posted By flyingman-of-kent

Sabadell is nice, although in the middle of...

Sabadell is nice, although in the middle of nowhere you can hire cars form local town. Straight forward approach via Barcelona Approach (well was a few years ago!)
11th Jul 2011, 12:12
Replies: 18
Views: 2,023
Posted By flyingman-of-kent

I would forget any ambitions of flying in...

I would forget any ambitions of flying in 150/152's for now, and stick with 172 or PA28. It may still be a tight squeeze and you will be cosy with your instructor but much more feasible in a 4...
27th Jun 2011, 16:37
Replies: 23
Views: 2,718
Posted By flyingman-of-kent

Regardless of what type of license you go for,...

Regardless of what type of license you go for, you will show good commitment by turning up early, being ready for your lesson, prepared to learn etc..

If you happen to have also passed one or more...
25th Jun 2011, 15:43
Replies: 28
Views: 2,822
Posted By flyingman-of-kent

All very good advice, which ever camp you are in...

All very good advice, which ever camp you are in about shortest / most direct!

I echo response re always wear life jacket - no point having it if not worn on every flight over water! (OK, maybe...
25th Jun 2011, 14:59
Replies: 28
Views: 3,522
Posted By flyingman-of-kent

You have chosen a busy route for a new PPL, I did...

You have chosen a busy route for a new PPL, I did a similar route after a good number of hours post PPL and it was still a busy trip.

Watch out around Booker and White Waltham - they come at you...
25th Jun 2011, 14:38
Replies: 23
Views: 2,718
Posted By flyingman-of-kent

It is a bit like saying how long is a piece of...

It is a bit like saying how long is a piece of string!

It will all depend on things like how much you already know, how much time you can dedicate each day, how fast a learner you are, how good...
26th May 2011, 12:40
Replies: 28
Views: 10,310
Posted By flyingman-of-kent

Firstly well done on your achievement, sounds...

Firstly well done on your achievement, sounds like you worked hard but enjoyed it.

Don't be too hard on the night rating, it is worth it just for the flights around bonfire night in November. To...
17th Jan 2011, 16:18
Replies: 55
Views: 5,806
Posted By flyingman-of-kent

If ATC is very busy, forget anything that is not...

If ATC is very busy, forget anything that is not by the book. They will not thank you for holding up some other transmission or message. If they are reasonably quiet then saying thanks as part of...
3rd Sep 2010, 14:55
Replies: 2
Views: 562
Posted By flyingman-of-kent

Many congratulations, and well done on your...

Many congratulations, and well done on your persistance.

Sounds like you had fun around Mildenhall, I bet the examiner was impressed by your abilities.

Now to continue the fun, and have that...
11th Aug 2010, 15:38
Replies: 12
Views: 1,983
Posted By flyingman-of-kent

I started off at Surrey and Kent, and found them...

I started off at Surrey and Kent, and found them to be fine till I ran out of money, but it is a club with a school. A couple of years later and more money I then finished at Kingair (part of Cabair...
20th Jul 2010, 11:14
Replies: 18
Views: 2,754
Posted By flyingman-of-kent

From Lasors 2008 (New version due out soon) ...

From Lasors 2008 (New version due out soon)

See page 259 - Section F (I happened to be looking at this myself the other day)

Revalidation by flying experience
A SEP (Land) and/or TMG class...
7th Apr 2010, 17:45
Replies: 15
Views: 1,811
Posted By flyingman-of-kent

Deauville and then cab to Honfleur, will make any...

Deauville and then cab to Honfleur, will make any non flying passengers very happy! On a nice day it is also a fab flight and you can see the bridge for miles! Airport itself can be a bit tricky to...
6th Apr 2010, 02:24
Replies: 8
Views: 2,685
Posted By flyingman-of-kent

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1263746/Am...

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1263746/Amazing-escape-pilot-passenger-cheat-death-plane-explodes.html
16th Oct 2009, 01:10
Replies: 20
Views: 5,151
Posted By flyingman-of-kent

At a rough guess 7000 until told to sqwark...

At a rough guess 7000 until told to sqwark something else!
13th Oct 2009, 01:25
Replies: 28
Views: 13,393
Posted By flyingman-of-kent

In the UK the relevant legislation is IR35 which...

In the UK the relevant legislation is IR35 which was originally introduced to stop full timers leaving PAYE and arriving back after the weekend as a contractor. It was a sledgehammer to crack a nut...
12th Oct 2009, 18:19
Replies: 8
Views: 1,095
Posted By flyingman-of-kent

You should have fun with this flight, especially...

You should have fun with this flight, especially if you go in nice weather.

I flew there a few years ago in a PA28 and here are the route details + times. The flight times are approximate! We...
30th Sep 2009, 02:28
Replies: 26
Views: 7,656
Posted By flyingman-of-kent

I did some flying in Vegas about 10 hours after...

I did some flying in Vegas about 10 hours after getting my PPL, looking back I thought I was better qualified than I actually was! With only 70 hours in my opinion I didn't have enough experience...
18th Sep 2009, 18:42
Replies: 7
Views: 1,128
Posted By flyingman-of-kent

I landed at Deauville a few years ago, and was...

I landed at Deauville a few years ago, and was helpfully offered assistance by the Chamber of Commerce guy to get a hotel. "No need, thanks" I (cockily) said as I had the card of the hotel that I...
6th Aug 2009, 22:58
Replies: 3
Views: 738
Posted By flyingman-of-kent

Headcorn! Great airfield to visit and just watch...

Headcorn! Great airfield to visit and just watch at, or there are a couple of clubs there to fly from. Someone also mentioned that you can fly the Tiger Moths there (with Brendon O'Brien if this...
31st Jul 2009, 11:22
Replies: 39
Views: 5,244
Posted By flyingman-of-kent

I am assuming that it is a typo that the...

I am assuming that it is a typo that the agreement runs for minus 1 day, and is actually for 12 months. So the amount payable equals £33.33 per month, a not unreasonable amount for you to retain...
28th Apr 2009, 10:35
Replies: 37
Views: 5,477
Posted By flyingman-of-kent

Although it was a few years ago, the JP I was...

Although it was a few years ago, the JP I was lucky enough to have a go in had live seats, and we were fully briefed on the use of them with the exception of the decision to eject was made by the...
26th Apr 2009, 14:25
Replies: 15
Views: 1,266
Posted By flyingman-of-kent

Like everything, you cut your cloth according to...

Like everything, you cut your cloth according to your resources be these time, money, wishes etc..

For those that do long trips, they may have better access to planes that they can take on long...
17th Apr 2009, 20:28
Replies: 9
Views: 2,687
Posted By flyingman-of-kent

There is no point clicking on the link above from...

There is no point clicking on the link above from mcgoo as it links to this page!!!
6th Apr 2009, 11:00
Replies: 6
Views: 3,346
Posted By flyingman-of-kent

You should not feel stupid asking the club...

You should not feel stupid asking the club instructors anything - it is their job to answer questions like this. Imagine if you got the wrong information and later caused a safety issue?
26th Jan 2009, 13:20
Replies: 15
Views: 1,264
Posted By flyingman-of-kent

Thanks for the clarification BackPacker, I did...

Thanks for the clarification BackPacker, I did say later that other airfields could be used if notice given and have edited my previous post to make this clearer.
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