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25th Jun 2019, 10:41
Replies: 5
Views: 1,919
Posted By Heliplane

Did mine last year and very happy.

Did mine last year and very happy.
13th May 2019, 17:28
Replies: 8
Views: 1,028
Posted By Heliplane

I did a floatplane rating with Fort Langley, not...

I did a floatplane rating with Fort Langley, not far from Vancouver. It was in 2011 or 2012 so I'm not sure if the same folks are there but I had a great time. I drove out from downtown Vancouver...
18th Feb 2019, 20:18
Replies: 7
Views: 1,199
Posted By Heliplane

For starters, something needs to cover their...

For starters, something needs to cover their admin costs of invoicing you (and me).
2nd Jul 2018, 21:15
Replies: 2
Views: 1,146
Posted By Heliplane

So sorry to hear this news. I've been visiting...

So sorry to hear this news. I've been visiting North Weald for 20+ years and John was always there, often even after he became ill. North Weald was a huge part of John's life, and John was a huge...
17th Apr 2018, 13:58
Replies: 38
Views: 6,759
Posted By Heliplane

I did the CBIR with Booker Aviation last month...

I did the CBIR with Booker Aviation last month and rate them highly - very accommodating.

I am, however, finding the process of dealing with the CAA to be horrific and, in many ways, harder than...
6th Jan 2018, 17:09
Replies: 53
Views: 9,696
Posted By Heliplane

The G5 is excellent. Would be nice if Garmin...

The G5 is excellent. Would be nice if Garmin could have added a temperature input to give TAS but for the price one really can't complain.

Put one into an AA5 last summer. Our backup AI needed...
6th Jan 2018, 09:41
Replies: 2
Views: 1,633
Posted By Heliplane

FAA IR to EASA IR

Can anyone recommend an ATO within reasonable reach of London to help with adding an EASA IR to an existing EASA PPL(A) (with a current EASA IR(R))? Single engine only and via the competency based...
6th Dec 2017, 17:11
Replies: 16
Views: 4,838
Posted By Heliplane

Mr Eisenberg knows everything about engines and...

Mr Eisenberg knows everything about engines and I'd go back to him in a heartbeat - had he not retired (or so I've been told).
5th Dec 2017, 21:46
Replies: 16
Views: 4,838
Posted By Heliplane

Thanks. Airtime in Bournemouth has been mentioned...

Thanks. Airtime in Bournemouth has been mentioned to us too. Any thoughts on them?
5th Dec 2017, 21:07
Replies: 16
Views: 4,838
Posted By Heliplane

Lycoming IO-360 Overhaul UK

Grateful if anyone could share any recommendations for a reputable overhaul shop in the UK.
20th Nov 2017, 11:50
Replies: 8
Views: 1,509
Posted By Heliplane

Wing covers, in my experience, are great at...

Wing covers, in my experience, are great at keeping the ice off but, early on a cold morning, result in very rapid ice formation on the wing as soon as the cover comes off. Not worth the hassle in my...
20th Nov 2017, 05:52
Replies: 8
Views: 1,509
Posted By Heliplane

Based at Denham, parked on a hard stand but...

Based at Denham, parked on a hard stand but putting the aircraft in a hangar is not a convenient option.
19th Nov 2017, 19:08
Replies: 8
Views: 1,509
Posted By Heliplane

De-Ice Fluid

I often use TKS de-icing fluid, through a simple pump and squirt device, to help de-ice my aircraft on a cold/frosty morning.

The TKS fluid, although effective, is rather expensive. There seem to...
2nd Nov 2017, 10:11
Replies: 13
Views: 3,245
Posted By Heliplane

Solicitor with experience of aviation negligence claims

Does anyone have any recommendations for solicitors (in England/Wales) with experience in pursuing negligent third parties who have damaged/written off general aviation aircraft? Grateful if details...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th May 2017, 14:20
Replies: 156
Views: 83,859
Posted By Heliplane

When approaching landing sites, I do wonder what...

When approaching landing sites, I do wonder what effect my (R44) downwash will have on items/debris near where intend to set down. I try to stay away from things like sticks, chopped wood and items...
14th May 2016, 18:22
Replies: 40
Views: 4,749
Posted By Heliplane

Try a different instructor for a few flights - or...

Try a different instructor for a few flights - or even a couple of different instructors. That doesn't mean that you won't still fly with your current instructor but the change of personality,...
8th May 2016, 08:22
Replies: 44
Views: 8,053
Posted By Heliplane

Certainly hope not! Regardless, my heir and...

Certainly hope not!

Regardless, my heir and spare both enjoy flying (seem to recall taking one up when he was 2 but I know of others who have taken their children up much younger) but I've gone...
16th Apr 2016, 19:22
Replies: 33
Views: 5,596
Posted By Heliplane

Prop swinger, many thanks. Amusing to note...

Prop swinger, many thanks.

Amusing to note the out of date chart that is being used - the Panshangar ATZ is still shown. In the narrative section of the notam, an obsolete number for the AIS...
16th Apr 2016, 17:00
Replies: 33
Views: 5,596
Posted By Heliplane

Notams / TRAs for Obama's Visit

The notams and TRAs for Obama's London visit are on the AIS website, however the weblink within the notams themselves (that purports to lead to a map) does not work. I don't fancy plotting the notams...
1st Aug 2015, 19:24
Replies: 273
Views: 137,191
Posted By Heliplane

I worked with the pilot some years ago in the...

I worked with the pilot some years ago in the banking world and remember him as a thoroughly decent chap. Very saddened by the news and my deepest condolences to his family at this difficult time.
27th Jul 2015, 21:11
Replies: 10
Views: 2,319
Posted By Heliplane

Thanks - unfortunately nowhere near the detail I...

Thanks - unfortunately nowhere near the detail I need.
27th Jul 2015, 20:35
Replies: 10
Views: 2,319
Posted By Heliplane

RPM/Power Settings

I would like to work out the power settings for my engine/propeller combination and wondered if anyone had any thoughts or insights as to how this might be done.

The aircraft is an American...
26th May 2015, 16:28
Replies: 91
Views: 13,464
Posted By Heliplane

The "standby for clearance" message from ATC was...

The "standby for clearance" message from ATC was met with my response that I would be above the ATZ - not as direct as no clearance required (which I may try next time) but certainly implying the...
26th May 2015, 09:30
Replies: 91
Views: 13,464
Posted By Heliplane

Cambridge "Airspace"

A few times over the past several weeks my routing has taken me directly through the Cambridge overhead - in the Class G airspace above the Cambridge ATZ but below the base of the overlying Class A...
22nd May 2015, 16:04
Replies: 18
Views: 3,495
Posted By Heliplane

What Heston said. NW is a brilliant place with...

What Heston said. NW is a brilliant place with great people. I'd base my plane there if I lived a bit closer but I still have all my maintenance done there.
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