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29th May 2019, 13:28
Replies: 12
Views: 2,892
Posted By cumulusrider

ask a glider pilot

Ask a cross country glider pilot as they regularly do 6+ hr flights. There are male external catheters available that drain into a collection bag or outside, resealable plastic bags etc. Females also...
5th May 2019, 18:34
Replies: 13
Views: 2,155
Posted By cumulusrider

I watched a wheels up landing of a light twin at...

I watched a wheels up landing of a light twin at Lasham a few years a ago.Since he knew he had a problem and was circling for over an hour to burn off fuel they had plenty of time to prepare. We...
Forum: Jet Blast
8th Feb 2019, 18:28
Replies: 190
Views: 17,028
Posted By cumulusrider

Brittania, Beverley, Varsity. Hastings (5...

Brittania,
Beverley,
Varsity.
Hastings (5 days back from singapore)
VC10
Tristar
737
757
A320
tiger moth
8th Feb 2019, 17:41
Replies: 29
Views: 8,057
Posted By cumulusrider

Another gliding story. My first gliding...

Another gliding story. My first gliding competition day 5 and we had flown tasks everyday so I was tired before I took off. Hot with a 4000ft cloudbase and a 300k task. Half an hour in I realised...
Forum: Jet Blast
5th Nov 2017, 12:30
Replies: 116
Views: 9,913
Posted By cumulusrider

I have just spent that last two hours trying to...

I have just spent that last two hours trying to get insurance quotes for comprehensive insurance that will cover several short european trips a year. Most of them will cover up to 90 days 3rd party...
Forum: Jet Blast
4th Nov 2017, 21:17
Replies: 116
Views: 9,913
Posted By cumulusrider

In your V5C section 4. O. it gives Technical...

In your V5C section 4. O. it gives Technical permissible maximum towable mass of the trailer. This irrespective of your drivers license or the specification of the trailer. I very much doubt that an...
29th Aug 2017, 16:27
Replies: 83
Views: 22,720
Posted By cumulusrider

Last year some friends of mine were flying across...

Last year some friends of mine were flying across the channel in a 2 seater glider. For safety they were wearing lifejackets, then parachutes and finally the seat belts. Half way across the channel...
Forum: Jet Blast
2nd Aug 2017, 15:19
Replies: 36
Views: 2,815
Posted By cumulusrider

Ex observer IAM bikes, car, ppl, glider, RYA...

Ex observer IAM bikes, car, ppl, glider, RYA yachtmaster.
Had to give up all bar the car after being made redundant a few years ago.
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Jul 2017, 20:59
Replies: 104
Views: 8,750
Posted By cumulusrider

I lived in norfolk 60-63, NE scotland 63-66,...

I lived in norfolk 60-63, NE scotland 63-66, singapore 67-69 and boarding school until 1970. All firmly rooted in the 1950s. By the time I escaped to adulthood i had missed all the free love and rock...
Forum: Jet Blast
7th Jun 2017, 15:38
Replies: 50
Views: 5,729
Posted By cumulusrider

Get the engine remapped to take the device out of...

Get the engine remapped to take the device out of the equation .Probably run cleaner and more economically afterwards.
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Apr 2017, 16:38
Replies: 301
Views: 25,882
Posted By cumulusrider

Why in this day and age do they need to be in...

Why in this day and age do they need to be in convoy anyway? I could understand in a hostile environment such as Afghanistan or Iraq, but UK? Surely they can drive from A to B without someone leading...
3rd Sep 2016, 21:10
Replies: 6
Views: 1,631
Posted By cumulusrider

It has inflated under your chin so you cant look...

It has inflated under your chin so you cant look down plus you have two lots of straps to negotiate. You cant even see the inflation tube
3rd Sep 2016, 17:18
Replies: 6
Views: 1,631
Posted By cumulusrider

Dangers of Lifejackets

A friend was recently flying across the channel in a tandem seat motorglider wearing lifejacket, parachute and of course the seat harness. Half way across the bl**dy lifejacked inflated itself....
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Aug 2016, 12:17
Replies: 249
Views: 20,954
Posted By cumulusrider

I used to be a sales rep driving many many miles...

I used to be a sales rep driving many many miles across the UK. Finding somewhere for a mid day meal that was pleasant and affordable became quite an art. The place to look out for was usually where...
Forum: Jet Blast
30th Jul 2016, 09:27
Replies: 16
Views: 2,307
Posted By cumulusrider

Aerosparx practicing?

Aerosparx practicing?
8th Apr 2016, 12:15
Replies: 94
Views: 100,653
Posted By cumulusrider

Legally Low

Fun at the seaside. Compliments to Balleka

SbjBU6ixBLc
9th Mar 2016, 17:26
Replies: 46
Views: 7,620
Posted By cumulusrider

The great Derek Piggot in the blue max.

The great Derek Piggot in the blue max.
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Dec 2015, 13:30
Replies: 9
Views: 1,583
Posted By cumulusrider

I must learn to read the header correctly. i...

I must learn to read the header correctly. i thought he had joined ISIS
29th Oct 2015, 11:16
Replies: 7
Views: 2,314
Posted By cumulusrider

In the gliding world we have something called an...

In the gliding world we have something called an "annual insurance share"
This is where someone agrees to pay a portion of the running costs for the year in return for the same proportion of usage....
6th Oct 2015, 14:27
Replies: 34
Views: 10,694
Posted By cumulusrider

Try 9 gliders on tow. Vortices from that lot? ...

Try 9 gliders on tow.
Vortices from that lot?
LiveLeak.com - One tow plane + 9 gliders (comments)
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Aug 2015, 18:49
Replies: 47
Views: 4,568
Posted By cumulusrider

I believe years ago the bbc weather presenters...

I believe years ago the bbc weather presenters had to be qualified meteorologist. I dont know if that still applies.
Whichever we have to keep the wonderful Carol. Charming personality,...
4th Jul 2015, 17:15
Replies: 47
Views: 23,960
Posted By cumulusrider

recent video of the airfield from about 7 min. ...

recent video of the airfield from about 7 min.
https://youtu.be/uaSa4P4R0bc?t=527
20th May 2015, 11:47
Replies: 117
Views: 10,312
Posted By cumulusrider

The problem with older designs like the 150/152...

The problem with older designs like the 150/152 is the internal space. Humans are getting bigger with every generation. I am wide across the shoulders and found it difficult to fly with an instructor...
20th May 2015, 11:32
Replies: 73
Views: 9,372
Posted By cumulusrider

Aerotow:- glider and tug taking off together =...

Aerotow:-
glider and tug taking off together = 1 movement
Tug landing = 1 movement
glider landing = 1 movement
19th May 2015, 15:39
Replies: 36
Views: 11,046
Posted By cumulusrider

Near Mid Air Collisions

Ok I will start of with an incident that scared me. I was flying in a glider in a thermal at about 2000ft (cloudbase 2500ft). When I straightened up to leave the thermal a single engined retractable...
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