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1st Sep 2019, 15:33
Replies: 11
Views: 3,065
Posted By funfly

Broadens your horizons. will give you a...

Broadens your horizons. will give you a perspective different to most of your peers, will keep you out of the pub and off the streets at weekends, will make you attractive to girls, will allow you to...
26th Aug 2019, 13:57
Replies: 27
Views: 8,236
Posted By funfly

Sometimes the more experienced pilots among us...

Sometimes the more experienced pilots among us forget just how complicated it seems to a new pilot to fly an aircraft. It's like when someone starts to learn to drive a car, there is so much to do...
25th Aug 2019, 16:20
Replies: 27
Views: 8,236
Posted By funfly

VP is an addition to an aircraft that requires...

VP is an addition to an aircraft that requires additional training and is an additional mental load in flight. Stick to FP for a start, time to get familiar with VP is after your PPL I suggest.
14th Aug 2019, 17:06
Replies: 2,429
Views: 2,827,864
Posted By funfly

Did the footballer not text something indicating...

Did the footballer not text something indicating that all seemed not well? if so could this have been the result of a partially incapacitated pilot?
16th May 2019, 21:57
Replies: 185
Views: 155,988
Posted By funfly

The ultimate target is not more and more pilot...

The ultimate target is not more and more pilot training but aircraft that poorly pilots will be able to fly/ manage with safety.
You should not have to train pilots up to a new aircraft but make a...
15th May 2019, 11:07
Replies: 41
Views: 25,216
Posted By funfly

But many GA aircraft that are accidentally on the...

But many GA aircraft that are accidentally on the ground where other people might be in a position to assist pilot and passengers, might not be on fire but there is still a risk from an explosive...
15th May 2019, 00:20
Replies: 41
Views: 25,216
Posted By funfly

So obvious when you think about it, but to non GA...

So obvious when you think about it, but to non GA bystanders I suggest a real danger.
Must admit it would not (until-now) have been uppermost in my mind seeing a GA aircraft down.
It would be now....
14th May 2019, 22:37
Replies: 41
Views: 25,216
Posted By funfly

Can you expand on this? Are you referring to...

Can you expand on this?
Are you referring to the explosive charge? I can see that this is relevent but I have never seen this specific hazard detailed before.
28th Apr 2019, 13:29
Replies: 20
Views: 4,265
Posted By funfly

Many stomach problems are due to 'nerves'. In...

Many stomach problems are due to 'nerves'. In fact in normal training flights you will see little turbulence and no switchback flying.
Worrying about something often brings it on.
I suppose that I...
24th Apr 2019, 11:10
Replies: 146
Views: 91,419
Posted By funfly

A great deal of the stored energy in an aircraft...

A great deal of the stored energy in an aircraft is getting from ground level to cruise height.
But, unlike liquid fuel, once used a battery weight remains.
An ‘initial start’ battery pack that...
4th Apr 2019, 15:00
Replies: 12
Views: 2,109
Posted By funfly

To clarify, the ones I have seen have checked...

To clarify, the ones I have seen have checked ailerons, rudder etc, i.e. mechanical surfaces. One pilot just watched from the outside and when checks were complete, by a verbal message, he just got...
4th Apr 2019, 10:54
Replies: 12
Views: 2,109
Posted By funfly

Pre-flight checks

I have seen recently a couple of GA aircraft (in the US) where all the pre-flight checks are done automatically with the pilot just observing. Presumably computer controlled.
I canít think of any...
20th Mar 2019, 19:03
Replies: 5,120
Views: 11,270,068
Posted By funfly

I understand that the the trim operates the...

I understand that the the trim operates the complete horizontal stabiliser and therefore offers far greater surface area than the flight control surfaces.
24th Feb 2019, 13:07
Replies: 33
Views: 16,581
Posted By funfly

I remember a cockpit view available on the seat...

I remember a cockpit view available on the seat screen when flying as a passenger in the Gulf many years ago. I heard it was discontinued after passengers watched themselves head for the ground. That...
13th Feb 2019, 17:32
Replies: 7
Views: 2,151
Posted By funfly

Remember that you PPL (and IR) training can be...

Remember that you PPL (and IR) training can be the best and most rewarding part of your flying experiences.
10th Feb 2019, 10:33
Replies: 2,429
Views: 2,827,864
Posted By funfly

That's because our errors often result in death. ...

That's because our errors often result in death.
Because of that pilots, even GA pilots, have a responsibility, they are in control of a machine that can do serious damage if handled incorrectly....
5th Feb 2019, 15:38
Replies: 2,429
Views: 2,827,864
Posted By funfly

Isn't the main problem here that people who take...

Isn't the main problem here that people who take flights in conditions such as this are totally unaware that they are at risk. All they know is that this is a cheaper/more convenient way of getting...
3rd Feb 2019, 17:55
Replies: 37
Views: 10,384
Posted By funfly

Quit. You can always start again another day. ...

Quit.
You can always start again another day.
Lots of things to spend your money on, drink, women, cars etc.
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Dec 2018, 22:28
Replies: 1,231
Views: 654,404
Posted By funfly

....and a surprise conclusion after the...

....and a surprise conclusion after the conjecture in this thread. This must have quite a relevance to many other Rotaries in operation not just the same model.
6th Dec 2018, 22:17
Replies: 53
Views: 12,928
Posted By funfly

Sorry mate, Although I don't fly nowadays I have...

Sorry mate, Although I don't fly nowadays I have quite a few hundred hours under my belt but always GA.
Like most others, I took my family members up for a flight as soon as I passed my PPL but...
6th Dec 2018, 20:30
Replies: 53
Views: 12,928
Posted By funfly

I like the phrase ”take the other members of...

I like the phrase
”take the other members of the family with me”
As an inexperienced pilot you might well do that.
When I fly I want an experienced professional pilot (or even two) in the front of...
24th Oct 2018, 16:44
Replies: 4,521
Views: 1,422,703
Posted By funfly

Close the thread, you've got what you wanted. ...

Close the thread, you've got what you wanted.
This lady flew a lot, as did many other ladies (I used to be an Associate member of the British Women's Pilots Association, there were plenty of worthy...
30th Sep 2018, 10:13
Replies: 24
Views: 3,514
Posted By funfly

"I can touch the clouds" You will be able to...

"I can touch the clouds"

You will be able to say this.
28th Sep 2018, 14:20
Replies: 24
Views: 3,514
Posted By funfly

Welcome to pprune young man, you will get good...

Welcome to pprune young man, you will get good advice on here.
There always seems to be a lot to do while learning but it will all become second nature after a while.
Stay cool, when I was...
8th Aug 2018, 22:04
Replies: 19
Views: 4,353
Posted By funfly

You will find that after you have had instrument...

You will find that after you have had instrument training your flying will be that much better, NPPL or PPL first but keep that in mind
8th Aug 2018, 10:53
Replies: 19
Views: 4,353
Posted By funfly

I did a microlight NPPL first and it was...

I did a microlight NPPL first and it was relatively easy to upgrade it to a normal NPPL then to a PPL however had to do the theory exams again.
That was many years ago so things might have changed....
30th Jul 2018, 15:01
Replies: 17
Views: 9,593
Posted By funfly

Edouard59, If you post on here again, I would...

Edouard59,
If you post on here again, I would be interested in the logistics of getting your aircraft repaired assuming you are not based in the UK.

Reason I am interested is that a friend of...
29th Jul 2018, 22:27
Replies: 17
Views: 9,593
Posted By funfly

One of the problems on pprune is that people...

One of the problems on pprune is that people cannot resist personal abuse.

An interesting thread then someone starts the personal stuff, it happens here all the time, not necessary.

Stay cool...
28th Jul 2018, 12:02
Replies: 4
Views: 5,975
Posted By funfly

I remember when the VC10s were left at Abingdon...

I remember when the VC10s were left at Abingdon after the RAF took them over from BA and they were left for a while, the insides were reportedly alive.
26th Jul 2018, 18:52
Replies: 17
Views: 9,593
Posted By funfly

There is no evidence that shortage of fuel was...

There is no evidence that shortage of fuel was the catalyst for this landing out so don't jump to conclusions.
It's very possible that he was at a low altitude because he was about to enter the...
Forum: ATC Issues
4th Jul 2018, 22:28
Replies: 2
Views: 1,651
Posted By funfly

Crazy Voyager, Thanks for that, seems to answer...

Crazy Voyager, Thanks for that, seems to answer my question fully.
I assume that you will be one of the people that kept me forever circling over 'The Flats' when I was doing my instrument training...
Forum: ATC Issues
4th Jul 2018, 14:52
Replies: 2
Views: 1,651
Posted By funfly

Manchester Airport patterns

It's a few years since I landed at Manchester Airport but living virtually at the Winsford Flash VRP I am very aware of overhead traffic but something puzzles me.

Some aircraft landing at...
20th Jun 2018, 16:05
Replies: 22
Views: 4,085
Posted By funfly

I was never happy with the "Overhead Join" for...

I was never happy with the "Overhead Join" for exactly this reason. Is it still standard practice?
19th Jun 2018, 22:34
Replies: 22
Views: 4,085
Posted By funfly

Those of us who did training at Manchester...

Those of us who did training at Manchester airport will remember orbiting over the "Flats" for bloody hours and hours waiting to land.
Happy days!
19th Jun 2018, 16:08
Replies: 20
Views: 8,314
Posted By funfly

Joking of course or badly phrased?

Joking of course or badly phrased?
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