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10th Nov 2022, 11:55
Replies: 15
Views: 793
Posted By BristolScout

Thanks, Whopity. Are you able to give me the...

Thanks, Whopity. Are you able to give me the source of your info, please?
8th Nov 2022, 15:34
Replies: 15
Views: 793
Posted By BristolScout

Instructor Medical Requirements

Having had a minor heart attack 3 years ago, I now hold a Class 2 medical but it's ridiculously expensive to renew with stress ECG etc. So, I'm wondering whether I can legitimately instruct within...
30th May 2022, 09:55
Replies: 61
Views: 26,036
Posted By BristolScout

Back in pre-history - i.e. before 9/11 - a member...

Back in pre-history - i.e. before 9/11 - a member of cabin crew would pop into the flight deck every twenty minutes or so to check that all was well. I'm pretty sure that the awareness of this helped...
4th Mar 2022, 13:07
Replies: 10
Views: 1,644
Posted By BristolScout

Very true. One of my fondest memories was doing...

Very true. One of my fondest memories was doing my test for the then AFI rating with Hector Taylor back in 1979. He must have been well into his seventies then. Over a coffee afterwards, I asked him...
3rd Mar 2022, 13:51
Replies: 10
Views: 1,644
Posted By BristolScout

Angel Ancient Instructors

As I engage in my annual, and increasingly expensive, battle with the doctors to renew my medical, I'm wondering how many of us are still active instructors on the far side of 70. Any takers here?
7th Jan 2022, 12:56
Replies: 4
Views: 1,095
Posted By BristolScout

Sadly, too late. .It's needed by 31st March....

Sadly, too late. .It's needed by 31st March. Thanks, anyway - it looks like Zoom!
5th Jan 2022, 14:59
Replies: 4
Views: 1,095
Posted By BristolScout

Instructor Revalidation

I need a seminar to revalidate my FI (A). It seems the only ones on offer are via Zoom. Has anyone any experience of this? Thanks.
4th Aug 2021, 13:21
Replies: 70
Views: 17,312
Posted By BristolScout

And why was the woman in the middle sporting what...

And why was the woman in the middle sporting what appear to be SAC shoulder tabs and an officers' hat?
4th Aug 2021, 13:16
Replies: 3
Views: 908
Posted By BristolScout

Social Distancing

I've just had a somewhat surreal experience returning to UK from KGS after a holiday. It was easy to socially space in Kos' s brand new terminal, operating way below capacity. Our EZY A321 came onto...
24th May 2021, 09:41
Replies: 313
Views: 181,400
Posted By BristolScout

In my day, a military aircraft formating was an...

In my day, a military aircraft formating was an interception, no question. The only acceptable response was to follow instructions (apart from the West Berlin air corridors, but that's ancient...
23rd May 2021, 22:28
Replies: 313
Views: 181,400
Posted By BristolScout

Michael O'Leary is uncharacteristically quiet.

Michael O'Leary is uncharacteristically quiet.
10th May 2021, 15:17
Replies: 2
Views: 823
Posted By BristolScout

Thanks. Seminar for me this time, hopefully not...

Thanks. Seminar for me this time, hopefully not remote!
9th May 2021, 16:59
Replies: 2
Views: 823
Posted By BristolScout

Smile Instructor Revalidation

I'm approaching my Instructor Revalidation window and assuming, as I've seen nothing to the contrary, that the 'hours' requirement remains at 50 during the previous 36 months? Just standard paranoia...
16th Apr 2021, 17:29
Replies: 11
Views: 2,075
Posted By BristolScout

Understood. I was paraphrasing for brevity. The...

Understood. I was paraphrasing for brevity. The exemption was indeed to cover EASA types.
16th Apr 2021, 15:49
Replies: 11
Views: 2,075
Posted By BristolScout

Question My reading is that if you only want to fly in GB...

My reading is that if you only want to fly in GB in an aircraft of 2000kg or less with a maximum of 3 pax you're ok on a PMD. I understood that this was originally a Covid-related exemption expiring...
16th Apr 2021, 15:38
Replies: 23
Views: 13,508
Posted By BristolScout

Linguistic Lunacy

According to the Daily Telegraph, a NOTAM has been posted requiring pilots of flights arriving in Wales to make a Covid-related announcement in Welsh as well as English. To me, as a Welshman, this is...
6th Mar 2021, 13:17
Replies: 11
Views: 2,075
Posted By BristolScout

Thanks, both. My AME is confident that the system...

Thanks, both. My AME is confident that the system will crash on Day 1. Nice to know some things don't change.
5th Mar 2021, 22:29
Replies: 11
Views: 2,075
Posted By BristolScout

Medicals

My AME tells me that the administration of medicals by the CAA is due to change profoundly at the end of this month. I've been scouring the usual CAA sites for enlightenment but without success. Can...
20th Nov 2020, 11:11
Replies: 34
Views: 4,739
Posted By BristolScout

Thankfully, aerodynamics will remain essentially...

Thankfully, aerodynamics will remain essentially the same come January.
6th Oct 2020, 20:49
Replies: 3
Views: 902
Posted By BristolScout

Your points are well made but I'd caution against...

Your points are well made but I'd caution against casting the over seventies as a bloc. Some of us make great efforts to stay fit and I still have my own teeth! Seriously, though, my point is more of...
5th Oct 2020, 12:59
Replies: 3
Views: 902
Posted By BristolScout

Repatriating FCL

I'm assuming that, once we're out of the EU, the concept of EASA/Non-EASA aircraft will disappear. It would be nice to think that the CAA's stated roll-back of gold-plating will lead to most, if not...
4th Oct 2020, 12:25
Replies: 31
Views: 6,883
Posted By BristolScout

It's also vital to remember that no two students...

It's also vital to remember that no two students are the same. An experienced instructor will tailor his/her approach to the individual. Easy to say but also quite easy to forget on lesson six on a...
2nd Oct 2020, 18:32
Replies: 38
Views: 22,526
Posted By BristolScout

I can identify with Gypsy's comment. Back then,...

I can identify with Gypsy's comment. Back then, regardless of experience, a gallant aviator joined as the 'boy pilot' on the 747 - cruise relief only - before being posted, eventually, as FO on the...
2nd Oct 2020, 09:55
Replies: 38
Views: 22,526
Posted By BristolScout

When I was out there in the seventies, SAA was...

When I was out there in the seventies, SAA was actually a subsidiary of South African Railways! It was iconic, strangely run and it was rumoured that the female cabin crew were selected by a...
16th Aug 2020, 19:37
Replies: 4
Views: 905
Posted By BristolScout

I was being, ever so slightly, ironical:)

I was being, ever so slightly, ironical:)
12th Aug 2020, 21:04
Replies: 4
Views: 905
Posted By BristolScout

Cool Thanks for the PM responses. My immediate need is...

Thanks for the PM responses. My immediate need is to do microlight tailwheel differences (Escapade & Thruster). Finding definitive answers answers is a nightmare. Of course, it will all be better...
6th Aug 2020, 16:08
Replies: 4
Views: 905
Posted By BristolScout

Smile Medical Status

I'm currently without a Class 2 medical, due to a minor heart attack last year. I've been reading up on the Pilot Medical Declaration which would clear me to fly aircraft below 2000kg with passengers...
23rd Sep 2019, 09:34
Replies: 183
Views: 297,484
Posted By BristolScout

Icemanalgeria. There are EU rules against...

Icemanalgeria. There are EU rules against governments bailing out failing businesses. Unlike our continental friends and partners, we are sticklers for the rules in Blighty.
20th Sep 2019, 09:30
Replies: 1,551
Views: 1,792,950
Posted By BristolScout

I hate to be a Cassandra, DocQ, but Twiglet is...

I hate to be a Cassandra, DocQ, but Twiglet is correct. I had a very personal interest when both British Island and DanAir went down and both events occurred without any warning. Companies put on a...
6th May 2019, 22:42
Replies: 482
Views: 993,388
Posted By BristolScout

Since this thread started, hundreds of thousands...

Since this thread started, hundreds of thousands of passengers have flown and arrived safely with their cabin bags. There's an old saying that hard cases make bad law. Jumping around demanding...
5th May 2019, 22:38
Replies: 482
Views: 993,388
Posted By BristolScout

Looking at the images, hopefully the flight deck...

Looking at the images, hopefully the flight deck crew have survived which will help the investigation.
25th Mar 2019, 19:03
Replies: 107
Views: 110,917
Posted By BristolScout

It will be interesting to see how the BA PR...

It will be interesting to see how the BA PR department spins this one.
22nd Mar 2019, 13:47
Replies: 14
Views: 2,819
Posted By BristolScout

Smile I've done a few seminars in my time, mainly...

I've done a few seminars in my time, mainly mediocre with the honourable exception of Pooleys at Shoreham which was brilliant. I can't help feeling that these occasions are wasted opportunities. In a...
22nd Jan 2019, 09:12
Replies: 1
Views: 1,131
Posted By BristolScout

Not normal practice but probably do-able with...

Not normal practice but probably do-able with proper training. Remember that the new pilot will have an extended apprenticeship with experienced captains and, in any event, wide-bodies tend to be...
28th Nov 2018, 12:04
Replies: 2,099
Views: 1,339,818
Posted By BristolScout

I'm long retired and I wouldn't dream of second...

I'm long retired and I wouldn't dream of second guessing the inquiry but I can't help thinking that too many present day pilots are indoctrinated to fly the aircraft through the system. Fine as far...
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