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18th Oct 2017, 12:31
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Posted By fwjc

There are a number of UK operators who will carry...

There are a number of UK operators who will carry out survey work in piston twins carrying third party kit. There are modifications that can allow fitting to some aircraft types without requiring an...
18th Oct 2017, 12:25
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Views: 1,191,031
Posted By fwjc

While I have a soft spot for Cambridge, I can...

While I have a soft spot for Cambridge, I can think of any number of places I'd rather be in this instance.
15th Oct 2017, 17:20
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Views: 1,191,031
Posted By fwjc

Re Jeff Hoffman; I've seen him speak a couple of...

Re Jeff Hoffman; I've seen him speak a couple of times as well, and agree with your assessment. He is a fine man and a real inspiration.

I am disappointed to see the line-up at the RAeS in...
9th May 2017, 11:07
Replies: 6
Views: 2,926
Posted By fwjc

There are three or four people on the panel. They...

There are three or four people on the panel. They are a mix of military / civilian backgrounds, reflecting the membership of the HCAP.

It's worth knowing your CPL theory. Be prepared to be able...
31st Mar 2017, 20:25
Replies: 4,514
Views: 1,191,031
Posted By fwjc

Because continuing to pick at something about...

Because continuing to pick at something about which you know very little and has nothing of note to contribute towards the original concerns raised, just makes you look silly and undermines the...
28th Mar 2017, 19:43
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Views: 1,191,031
Posted By fwjc

Unless the aeroplane is a designated multi-crew...

Unless the aeroplane is a designated multi-crew aircraft, you cannot fly a display with a passenger on board. This has been the case for a considerable period of time. I'm not sure why you feel the...
23rd Mar 2017, 17:57
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Views: 1,191,031
Posted By fwjc

Ghengis TCT has had a DA for some time,...

Ghengis

TCT has had a DA for some time, including formation members and formation lead. Whether her DA is current, I do not know.
13th Jan 2017, 16:51
Replies: 4,514
Views: 1,191,031
Posted By fwjc

Had to post this because I hate to see someone...

Had to post this because I hate to see someone bad-mouthed unnecessarily.

To make it clear, I feel great disappointment at the way in which Tracey and her team have chosen to represent their...
21st Nov 2016, 15:00
Replies: 4,514
Views: 1,191,031
Posted By fwjc

Apparently Tracey will be speaking at the BWPA...

Apparently Tracey will be speaking at the BWPA Christmas Dinner and AGM event in a couple of week's time. I had intended to attend the dinner but I refuse to pay money to hear beautifully presented...
8th Nov 2016, 12:53
Replies: 4,514
Views: 1,191,031
Posted By fwjc

I agree with much of what Canute is saying. There...

I agree with much of what Canute is saying. There is some vitriol in here which isn't becoming and neither is it proportionate to the wrongdoings that we all feel have been carried out by TCT. The...
6th Nov 2016, 10:03
Replies: 4,514
Views: 1,191,031
Posted By fwjc

Nylon Films were only involved in the first trip...

Nylon Films were only involved in the first trip (Capetown to Goodwood). The Australia trip was due to be filmed by a private crew funded by Diana Rigg. I don't know which company she hired or what...
3rd Nov 2016, 15:43
Replies: 4,514
Views: 1,191,031
Posted By fwjc

Leicestershire Aero Club was formed in 1909....

Leicestershire Aero Club was formed in 1909. There is documentary evidence of this published at the time.

Anyway, the fact remains that TCT hasn't done herself, or women in aviation, any favours....
1st Nov 2016, 18:10
Replies: 4,514
Views: 1,191,031
Posted By fwjc

She absolutely, categorically, was not the first...

She absolutely, categorically, was not the first female pilot to "work" at the Shuttleworth Collection.

1) TCT has never flown a Shuttleworth Collection aeroplane, either solo privately or in a...
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Sep 2016, 15:19
Replies: 116
Views: 8,798
Posted By fwjc

The issue of running out of hot water is solved...

The issue of running out of hot water is solved with the previously maligned electric shower. I love mine. It means I only heat the hot water I need for washing.

I shower every morning for the...
12th Jul 2016, 13:04
Replies: 4,514
Views: 1,191,031
Posted By fwjc

Tracey was never a Collection Pilot. She did keep...

Tracey was never a Collection Pilot. She did keep a couple of aeroplanes hangared at Old Warden. These were not necessarily with the Collection, although sometimes the Ryan was in the main hangars....
12th Jul 2016, 09:18
Replies: 4,514
Views: 1,191,031
Posted By fwjc

A fly past display is still a display. Tracey has...

A fly past display is still a display. Tracey has flown privately owned aeroplanes such as her Ryan PT22 in displays both solo and in formation displays. She has flown these displays at both Duxford...
1st Jun 2016, 18:44
Replies: 4,514
Views: 1,191,031
Posted By fwjc

Just to make it absolutely clear that in order to...

Just to make it absolutely clear that in order to be considered a Shuttleworth Collection Pilot, you have to have flown a Collection aeroplane, in an airshow. If anyone can find a picture of Tracey...
Replies: 55
Views: 35,093
Posted By fwjc

Note: I would be wary of bitter former employees...

Note: I would be wary of bitter former employees of a previous regime, and competitors comments. I wouldn't consider them to be particularly impartial or constructive.

Every school has its pros...
20th Mar 2016, 15:23
Replies: 17
Views: 3,564
Posted By fwjc

Looks like you might be right on that one,...

Looks like you might be right on that one, Mustapha. However this is a quibble about 9 days in the case of the OP. Fact is, anyone that leaves it to the last day to apply for their CPL has probably...
Replies: 9
Views: 3,226
Posted By fwjc

There is a collection of three small books by...

There is a collection of three small books by CATS which provide an excellent revision guide for the ATPL subjects. I use them regularly as a reference guide and to steer my own revision in my less...
20th Mar 2016, 00:18
Replies: 17
Views: 3,564
Posted By fwjc

In theory you have until the end of this month to...

In theory you have until the end of this month to complete your CPL training, test for it, and to apply for it. If you have already started training, this -might- be possible but I imagine it will be...
Replies: 55
Views: 35,093
Posted By fwjc

Yes, the classes are small. That's because the...

Yes, the classes are small. That's because the previous model of accepting candidates purely on their ability to pay has been stopped, and quality is preferred over quantity. Any company undergoing...
28th Dec 2015, 13:18
Replies: 4
Views: 2,922
Posted By fwjc

Have you tried Eastern, Flybe and Loganair?...

Have you tried Eastern, Flybe and Loganair? Certainly the first two don't make you pay for your type rating. You are bonded instead, which is fair enough.
21st Nov 2015, 10:26
Replies: 9
Views: 6,165
Posted By fwjc

In 25 years of employment, I've come across two...

In 25 years of employment, I've come across two bullies. One was not in aviation, but he made it quite clear he didn't respect women. He would go out of his way to belittle female colleagues. I'm not...
Replies: 28
Views: 4,572
Posted By fwjc

Starting salaries vary between 18,000 and...

Starting salaries vary between 18,000 and 25,000. There will be additional pay on top of this, which vary considerably. There are websites which detail all of the pay scales for all of the...
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