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Posted By 18greens

I thought you only had 3 years to stick a cpl...

I thought you only had 3 years to stick a cpl licence on before they expire.
19th Jul 2020, 22:58
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Posted By 18greens

Its an easy conversion. If you think itís a 6...

Its an easy conversion. If you think itís a 6 seater check the w&b. Iíve found them to be very large and comfortable 4 seaters.
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Jun 2020, 23:02
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Posted By 18greens

I haven’t read through all 5 pages so apologies...

I haven’t read through all 5 pages so apologies if this has been covered,As well as running the car to keep the battery charged ( at least long enough to get the oil up to temp should do) there are...
16th Jun 2020, 21:00
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Posted By 18greens

I wouldnít want to judge you as boring, but for...

I wouldnít want to judge you as boring, but for many people that first g&t or glass of wine on the aeroplane marks a massive destress point and says yes your holiday has begun!!!!

If you are a...
14th Jun 2020, 10:56
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Posted By 18greens

I recall there were a lot of 26’s at Enstone....

I recall there were a lot of 26’s at Enstone. Might be worth trying to see one there and maybe even buy a share in one. Quicker and cheaper than a fresh build.unless you really want to build one...
11th May 2020, 21:06
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Posted By 18greens

Sounds good. Before I order it Is it better or...

Sounds good. Before I order it Is it better or worse then the other Vietnam helicopter book? (Iíll probably order it anyway...) :-)
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Posted By 18greens

Whilst COVID has given our government a chance to...

Whilst COVID has given our government a chance to meet its co2 emissions targets I fear we will be back to messing up the planet before we know it.

Inevitably that will mean more cars, more planes...
21st Apr 2020, 13:45
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Posted By 18greens

Best tip ever...!!

Best tip ever...!!
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Posted By 18greens

What you say is true but it was also true in 1992...

What you say is true but it was also true in 1992 (ERM) 2003 (9/11) 2007 (greedy bankers) and yet the industry has been in the rudest health ever since. Global warming and reliance on hydrocarbons...
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Posted By 18greens

Sorry Uncle Dickie, I was trying to balance the...

Sorry Uncle Dickie, I was trying to balance the views. perhaps too far, point taken. Crosswinds are great fun and I rather enjoy a sporty 20 kts, but when they exceed the aircraft limit... no fun to...
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Posted By 18greens

...but FTA is run out of an airfield that doesnít...

...but FTA is run out of an airfield that doesnít have a 25kt crosswind all day long...check out the Levanter.

there are many factors to choosing a school, none of them are ideal
18th Apr 2020, 20:58
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Posted By 18greens

What happened to Noddy? I had a brief flirtation...

What happened to Noddy? I had a brief flirtation with him, challenged me a couple of times. I hadnít heard of his demise. Did I miss something? As for decrepit...it was only £3 per hour to fly it...
25th Mar 2020, 09:52
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Posted By 18greens

Also remember after 9/11 no-one wanted to fly,...

Also remember after 9/11 no-one wanted to fly, there was pressure on flying from global warming, Skype was becoming popular so no-one would need to travel again, businesses wanted to save money so...
24th Mar 2020, 17:59
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Posted By 18greens

I think that is an accurate summary. Probably a...

I think that is an accurate summary. Probably a similar recovery time to 9/11. The thing with recoveries are they are so insidious, they creep in and before you know it they have been there for 2...
22nd Mar 2020, 20:46
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Posted By 18greens

I remember this being discussed a lot when the...

I remember this being discussed a lot when the Bulldog came onto the private register (along with a lot of FI chat) .I have never heard of an issue with a CC failing.

I always imagined if the...
5th Mar 2020, 21:29
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Views: 1,642
Posted By 18greens

Does an LPC in a jet ( e.g. A320) count as the 1...

Does an LPC in a jet ( e.g. A320) count as the 1 hour with an instructor?
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Posted By 18greens

Why not take an hour with a CPL instructor to see...

Why not take an hour with a CPL instructor to see where to improve. It might make the last 10 hours more focussed.

E.g. CPL flying needs a lot of looking out of the window, can you hold height and...
2nd Mar 2020, 21:12
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Views: 1,402
Posted By 18greens

If you have been called for an interview at short...

If you have been called for an interview at short notice, firstly congratulations, secondly explain you don't have a power point to hand but can happily draw out the theory on paper or whiteboard....
15th Jan 2020, 19:54
Replies: 24
Views: 3,652
Posted By 18greens

Is the price that elastic? Sure, people will...

Is the price that elastic? Sure, people will initially make decisions based purely on price. However once they have experienced multiple cancelled flights and frustrated progress due to instructor...
14th Jan 2020, 20:51
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Posted By 18greens

Our school pays £30/ hour flying and £30/ hour...

Our school pays £30/ hour flying and £30/ hour ground school. As an instructor you need to be savvy enough to charge for ground school. As a student you need to be savvy enough to pay it.

Eg a...
6th Jan 2020, 16:02
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Posted By 18greens

It's ironic that pilots aren't generally the...

It's ironic that pilots aren't generally the market for pilot watches. Also by the time you can afford the watch with the circular slide rule you have lost the visual ability to read it.

The...
28th Dec 2019, 23:00
Replies: 7
Views: 954
Posted By 18greens

I was a bit confused by this. When I did the IRI...

I was a bit confused by this. When I did the IRI course, because I only held an IR(R) my FI rating was endorsed g(IR(R)). When I gained a full IR and the 200 hours IFR to teach IR I applied to have...
23rd Dec 2019, 10:50
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Views: 1,391
Posted By 18greens

Nice choice. I'm not an expert in either but I...

Nice choice. I'm not an expert in either but I would consider the preflight requirements of a radial engine (lots of pulling through to clear the oil from the cylinders) . I seem to recall they are...
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Posted By 18greens

As the other say it is doable if you are...

As the other say it is doable if you are motivated and if you like exams so much the better.

What I hadn't quite thought through is what you have to do once you have passed the exams. After the...
16th Nov 2019, 08:44
Replies: 13
Views: 1,268
Posted By 18greens

Ai

I'm intrigued why someone would upgrade a NPPL to a LAPL. What is the perceived benefit? Why not go straight for a PPL?
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