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5th Jul 2014, 00:22
Replies: 1,148
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Posted By chrisN

Air Rabbit, thanks for your comprehensive reply. ...

Air Rabbit, thanks for your comprehensive reply.

Apologies for leading you to think I might have been believing that your comments are either “off the mark,” “irrelevant,” “overly simplistic,” or...
4th Jul 2014, 10:45
Replies: 1,148
Views: 425,545
Posted By chrisN

Air Rabbit, what sort of training scenarios, in...

Air Rabbit, what sort of training scenarios, in your ideal world, would you have wished for the Commander of AF447? And for its two FOs? And for the pilots of Asiana? And for the pilots in the Gulf...
16th Jan 2014, 14:30
Replies: 39
Views: 6,797
Posted By chrisN

Is there not a third “out” in some circumstances...

Is there not a third “out” in some circumstances – land below if there is somewhere landable?

(In a glider, I would have to, if forced down by lowering clouds, no lift, and terrain too high to get...
15th Jan 2014, 01:05
Replies: 39
Views: 6,797
Posted By chrisN

Two points from a glider pilot: OP was going...

Two points from a glider pilot:

OP was going W into Wales/mountains with a head wind. I suggest learn a bit about mountain wave. Do not go low over mountains when it is windy – and it does not...
18th Nov 2013, 12:01
Replies: 52
Views: 20,534
Posted By chrisN

Arc, see list at the bottom of this page – do...

Arc, see list at the bottom of this page – do these include what you want?

British Gliding Association >> Instructors >> Motor Gliding - Instructing & Examining...
14th Nov 2013, 12:30
Replies: 9
Views: 3,220
Posted By chrisN

Arc, is such a T&G done without PPR and/or paying...

Arc, is such a T&G done without PPR and/or paying a landing fee? Seems to me not a courteous way to treat a landowner, if so. I hope my posting does not lead to any such discourtesy, as I was only...
13th Nov 2013, 12:54
Replies: 52
Views: 20,534
Posted By chrisN

No, not all. Lak FES is a sustainer and needs no...

No, not all. Lak FES is a sustainer and needs no licence but gliding qualification/approval in the UK (pre EASA, and within the BGA), or even no qualification at all (outside the BGA), or a...
Forum: Tech Log
12th Nov 2013, 23:35
Replies: 976
Views: 155,046
Posted By chrisN

Winnerhofer you surmised that “Bonin was napping...

Winnerhofer you surmised that “Bonin was napping when the A/P cut-off and in the ensuing alarms, panicked and accidentally used the S/S to pull himself out of his reclined position.
This caused the...
12th Nov 2013, 12:45
Replies: 9
Views: 1,505
Posted By chrisN

I did it, but do not fit easily into the survey...

I did it, but do not fit easily into the survey presumptions. I am a high-ish hours glider pilot but low hours (and no longer current) PPL. So No IR or IMC, never file an IFR flight plan (or any...
12th Nov 2013, 10:13
Replies: 9
Views: 3,220
Posted By chrisN

I landed in my glider once at Great Ashfield, and...

I landed in my glider once at Great Ashfield, and had no chance to get PPR first. I contacted the owner, who was very obliging, and I paid a landing fee.

I can’t speak for now, but then the...
10th Nov 2013, 09:12
Replies: 1,148
Views: 425,545
Posted By chrisN

Bubbers wrote: “ Three airline pilots couldn't do...

Bubbers wrote: “ Three airline pilots couldn't do it?”

I seem to recall mention of the 3rd guy (relief FO) calling out “descent rate” more than once. Correct? If so, was it a cockpit gradient...
5th Nov 2013, 11:33
Replies: 4
Views: 2,734
Posted By chrisN

“Correct me if I'm wrong but i don't think that...

“Correct me if I'm wrong but i don't think that this idea has been tried before, replacing wingtips to create a different flight profile, . . .”

Alternative wing tips have been available for...
4th Nov 2013, 22:25
Replies: 36
Views: 7,254
Posted By chrisN

Sustained flights in winter, in wave, are also...

Sustained flights in winter, in wave, are also possible in the west (e.g. Nympsfield, Usk, Talgarth, Long Mynd, Lleweni Park) as well as oop North.

Chris N
4th Nov 2013, 00:50
Replies: 36
Views: 7,254
Posted By chrisN

In answer to your first question, there are a few...

In answer to your first question, there are a few glider pilots “here”, but a lot more on gliderpilot.net.

Secondly, many gliding clubs have young members, though in the nature of things most...
Forum: Tech Log
30th Oct 2013, 19:12
Replies: 976
Views: 155,046
Posted By chrisN

HN39, Thanks.

HN39, Thanks.
Forum: Tech Log
30th Oct 2013, 17:28
Replies: 976
Views: 155,046
Posted By chrisN

A question from a glider pilot, if you...

A question from a glider pilot, if you professionals would be kind enough to inform me:

In the A330/A340 incident, there was a sudden increase in what glider pilots call total energy - the sum of...
Forum: Tech Log
26th Oct 2013, 05:28
Replies: 976
Views: 155,046
Posted By chrisN

I do not think that anyone should be misled by...

I do not think that anyone should be misled by thoughts of the gliding qualifications of Bonin (FO, PF). All I have seen is that at some time before the accident he obtained a French glider pilot’s...
25th Oct 2013, 01:26
Replies: 3
Views: 1,211
Posted By chrisN

I have some which cover a few circumstances not...

I have some which cover a few circumstances not usually covered elsewhere. Send me an email with an emailable return address if you want my stuff.

Chris N
19th Aug 2013, 00:18
Replies: 11
Views: 1,363
Posted By chrisN

Using: whiz wheel calculator...

Using: whiz wheel calculator (http://www.pilotfriend.com/calcs/calculators/whizz.htm)

124/22

Chris N
11th Aug 2013, 04:38
Replies: 119
Views: 80,187
Posted By chrisN

What Mickjoebill said. This has been known in...

What Mickjoebill said. This has been known in gliding circles (among others?) for years. From the BGA:

Safety Cushions 11th July 2012
BGA RP38 recommends that all glider cockpits should be...
25th Jun 2013, 01:19
Replies: 33
Views: 3,802
Posted By chrisN

AFAIK, the above is all correct. Where the detail...

AFAIK, the above is all correct. Where the detail differs from my resume, I think PS is correct. PS, do you also agree with me about annex 2 if no EASA licence?

Chris N
24th Jun 2013, 14:30
Replies: 33
Views: 3,802
Posted By chrisN

For you, then you will have to take your chance...

For you, then you will have to take your chance and find out eventually what will be needed. Don’t be surprised if it is not only flying retraining already discussed, but also EASA examinations and...
24th Jun 2013, 05:09
Replies: 33
Views: 3,802
Posted By chrisN

TF, I don’t know if anybody knows for certain for...

TF, I don’t know if anybody knows for certain for your circumstances, but your best plan might be to get current again soon, so that your BGA licence can be converted to an EASA licence by what would...
20th May 2013, 00:35
Replies: 8
Views: 2,240
Posted By chrisN

Thing, from the BGA Laws and Rules (reference...

Thing, from the BGA Laws and Rules (reference above):

“The solo endorsement is known historically as the A badge, the Bronze endorsement includes the historic B badge, and the Silver, Gold and...
19th May 2013, 17:24
Replies: 8
Views: 2,240
Posted By chrisN

Just to add a little to Astir’s post: Pre...

Just to add a little to Astir’s post:

Pre EASA, there is no official “glider pilot licence” in the UK.

There is, however, an unofficial BGA-issued licence. I forget the requirements for it, but...
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