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18th Jan 2019, 20:24
Replies: 29
Views: 9,743
Posted By mary meagher

Yes indeed, Yorkshire Tyke, enjoyed your story,...

Yes indeed, Yorkshire Tyke, enjoyed your story, and of course your mention that glider pilots always have an engine-out landing and usually survive! Actually not having an engine is curiously...
18th Nov 2018, 08:48
Replies: 153
Views: 32,885
Posted By mary meagher

Hey, double barrel, sounds to me like it would be...

Hey, double barrel, sounds to me like it would be useful for you to spend a WEEKDAY at a gliding club....are you anywhere near London Gliding Club? or the midlands? And learn to land a glider....
8th Nov 2018, 11:30
Replies: 53
Views: 12,785
Posted By mary meagher

Family of 6. That way you can all go...

Family of 6. That way you can all go together...and if that sounds sinister thats exactly what happens. Read about it frequently in the Air Accident reports. I have four offspring, and 18...
5th Nov 2018, 15:29
Replies: 53
Views: 12,785
Posted By mary meagher

Location Ayr? would that be the small island...

Location Ayr? would that be the small island north of Scotland? And question, exactly how many hours altogether have you flown? Starting with a big expensive aircraft, and little experience or...
31st Oct 2018, 14:20
Replies: 31
Views: 5,039
Posted By mary meagher

I was flying a rented Cessna over water, with a...

I was flying a rented Cessna over water, with a sleepy passenger...do other pilots get nervous flying over wide expanses of water? At about 12,000 feet, I was flying under control, abeam Tallahassee,...
28th Oct 2018, 08:19
Replies: 83
Views: 11,490
Posted By mary meagher

Thanks, Mike! That's me in the back seat of a...

Thanks, Mike! That's me in the back seat of a K13 glider at Shenington....still sit there but need a safety pilot these days. Actually, since I lost a bit of weight its a lot easer to climb in...
28th Oct 2018, 08:00
Replies: 65
Views: 43,040
Posted By mary meagher

In Texas, attempting to come to terms with the US...

In Texas, attempting to come to terms with the US requirements for a motor glider license, one of the requirements was to do a dive start of the engine. That didn't suit me at all. Throwing...
27th Oct 2018, 11:32
Replies: 95
Views: 10,777
Posted By mary meagher

Come on, Nurse! Here we all were hoping to read...

Come on, Nurse! Here we all were hoping to read about your experiences flying with an instructor......are you actually going to do it, or is it all still about installing cameras? Come on, lad,...
27th Oct 2018, 11:02
Replies: 85
Views: 14,372
Posted By mary meagher

Now, Henwood, do let us know how you get on at...

Now, Henwood, do let us know how you get on at Dunstable! That is a club which must have the longest gliding history in the UK. They were gliding there before WWII. I am told they used to tow...
26th Oct 2018, 14:12
Replies: 83
Views: 11,490
Posted By mary meagher

We women are more conservative and careful than...

We women are more conservative and careful than men, who usually have more money than the girls. My first flight was over Tampa Bay, Florida, in 1944, and after that life got more complicated. With 4...
25th Oct 2018, 11:34
Replies: 85
Views: 14,372
Posted By mary meagher

Henwood, I began gliding at Booker in 1983 at the...

Henwood, I began gliding at Booker in 1983 at the age of 50....and have since flown over 3,000 hours in this and that, in the US, UK, Russia, and France and Spain! Grand for sightseeing. Booker...
25th Oct 2018, 10:59
Replies: 65
Views: 43,040
Posted By mary meagher

Did the duo discus have a handy pop-up engine? ...

Did the duo discus have a handy pop-up engine? they don't always get you out of trouble even if installed in the glider....One of the Jones lads was flying with a lady friend at Deeside, and...
23rd Oct 2018, 21:03
Replies: 95
Views: 10,777
Posted By mary meagher

Nurse2pilot, before you clutter up your lookout...

Nurse2pilot, before you clutter up your lookout (lack of attention to your lookout may lead to unpleasant surprises), if you intend to learn to fly and are not planning to immediately buy your own...
18th Oct 2018, 21:01
Replies: 85
Views: 14,372
Posted By mary meagher

Hello Broomstick Pilot, and the rest....I always...

Hello Broomstick Pilot, and the rest....I always understood that Australians did things backwards, like the low tow. Which calls for an interesting maneuver at the start of your takeoff; the glider...
10th Oct 2018, 20:22
Replies: 85
Views: 14,372
Posted By mary meagher

I hope you all saw the amazing photo on the first...

I hope you all saw the amazing photo on the first page....number 13....of the view from a glider over Scotland. O yes. A while ago I managed to achieve that same view, which proves that Scotland...
9th Oct 2018, 09:35
Replies: 85
Views: 14,372
Posted By mary meagher

Hey, Jazz83, DO NOT RUSH OUT AND BUY A GLIDER! ...

Hey, Jazz83, DO NOT RUSH OUT AND BUY A GLIDER! not yet, anyway. But in Scotland there are at least three of the finest gliding clubs and sites in the WORLD! no kidding. It has something to...
3rd Oct 2018, 20:38
Replies: 24
Views: 3,871
Posted By mary meagher

Ah, the standard Overhead Join! I was never...

Ah, the standard Overhead Join! I was never happy with it. Especially at Booker, High Wycombe, with helicopters hither and yon, with noise abatement special measures, etc etc. And those of us...
30th Sep 2018, 08:56
Replies: 24
Views: 3,458
Posted By mary meagher

Good morning Sandell. Flying isn't difficult,...

Good morning Sandell. Flying isn't difficult, only one thing must be NEVER NEGLECTED! (especially when you are tempted to look at all the fancy instruments.) .

And that one thing is LOOK OUT!...
3rd Sep 2018, 19:33
Replies: 32
Views: 4,229
Posted By mary meagher

I learned to fly gliders at High Wycombe, and...

I learned to fly gliders at High Wycombe, and then imported a Supercub from Texas. Since then more than three thousand hours, quite a few competitions, never won but had lots of fun trying. The...
30th Aug 2018, 07:55
Replies: 4
Views: 842
Posted By mary meagher

Good morning, Sam. Sometimes overlooked are the...

Good morning, Sam. Sometimes overlooked are the flight schools in New Jersey, just over the Hudson River from Manhattan. They would be less expensive, and easy to reach from Philadelphia if you...
3rd Aug 2018, 18:30
Replies: 8
Views: 3,334
Posted By mary meagher

Hello ellisr! I would recommend Florida, year...

Hello ellisr! I would recommend Florida, year round good weather, and density altitude not a problem. As Florida is a big state, airfields everywhere; I even did some training in Orlando, and did a...
26th Jul 2018, 15:55
Replies: 44
Views: 20,791
Posted By mary meagher

Intermittent engine failure by far the most...

Intermittent engine failure by far the most dangerous, and to have been flying in display formation over Duxford, not a lot of altitude but I think he did everything right. Every time flying cross...
7th Jun 2018, 10:44
Replies: 51
Views: 10,364
Posted By mary meagher

I've crossed the water a couple of times in my...

I've crossed the water a couple of times in my Supercub, that was about thirty years ago! but I did talk to the controller after taking off from the UK, and asked him nicely if I could fly as...
6th Jun 2018, 20:55
Replies: 23
Views: 6,081
Posted By mary meagher

No, never. Now that I am unqualified to fly solo...

No, never. Now that I am unqualified to fly solo being over 85 years old, I fly now with a safety pilot...usually an instructor and I trust he or she is carrying two pair of spectacles within easy...
5th Jun 2018, 20:19
Replies: 23
Views: 6,081
Posted By mary meagher

Oscar Charlie, it might help to get a new pair of...

Oscar Charlie, it might help to get a new pair of specs; I currently own SEVEN ! - one for piano, one for computer, one for reading the Times, etc. and TWO FOR FLYING! because the rules require...
1st Jun 2018, 20:23
Replies: 23
Views: 6,081
Posted By mary meagher

Momoe, keeping a good lookout in an Auster or a...

Momoe, keeping a good lookout in an Auster or a Supercub isn't easy. For years I didn't bother to use radio when pulling up gliders, but one fortunate day, did turn it on. Very fortunate! The...
30th May 2018, 20:29
Replies: 23
Views: 6,238
Posted By mary meagher

Short runway with a tall tree at the end? hmm. ...

Short runway with a tall tree at the end? hmm. Even an experienced pilot might get in trouble, much better to STOP under control, and taxi back to the beginning.

In Texas, the runway was...
29th May 2018, 06:09
Replies: 24
Views: 12,143
Posted By mary meagher

Departing Norfolk Virginia after dark, in a...

Departing Norfolk Virginia after dark, in a rented aircraft, intending to stop at Baltimore. All went smoothly, following the lights on the western Chesapeake. I was starting the descent, when a...
30th Mar 2018, 08:32
Replies: 120
Views: 35,102
Posted By mary meagher

Good morning lads!

As a passenger flying to the UK, I was delighted to listen in to the following conversation:

Captain of American jet also heading East across the briny Atlantic

"Request direct from Aberdeen to...
24th Mar 2018, 08:29
Replies: 23
Views: 4,487
Posted By mary meagher

Hello Mike. You are correct - checked at the...

Hello Mike. You are correct - checked at the stall is the true reading! I was flying a rented Russian glider in the women's European Championships a few years ago. We had a lovely evening...
13th Mar 2018, 10:24
Replies: 24
Views: 5,771
Posted By mary meagher

Hello Winglit! Whichever suits you, the...

Hello Winglit! Whichever suits you, the adventure of flying it yourself....or sending it in a box on a boat - my Supercub traveled in a box, and ended up with the entire airframe becoming...
4th Dec 2017, 09:54
Replies: 133
Views: 145,021
Posted By mary meagher

As Chuck Glider says, "Generally solo hand...

As Chuck Glider says, "Generally solo hand propping is done from behind the prop with controls within reach"

At Brown's Seaplane establishment, Winter Haven Florida, the J3 Cub prop was swung FROM...
30th Nov 2017, 09:48
Replies: 48
Views: 9,295
Posted By mary meagher

Of course its much easier to take off in a...

Of course its much easier to take off in a taildragger with a nice big Lycoming and a glider attached to the 150 foot rope.... the glider pilot pays for your flight!
29th Nov 2017, 11:04
Replies: 48
Views: 9,295
Posted By mary meagher

Very little difference in handling.

Especially if you began flying in gliders....

Don't worry about it, the same rule applies...KEEP A GOOD LOOKOUT.
On the ground, taxying a taildragger, the nose does get in the way...that's why...
28th Nov 2017, 09:08
Replies: 74
Views: 51,189
Posted By mary meagher

crowded skies? try flying on a GOOD day for gliding...

Invited to visit ATC at Upper Heyford, long ago, when Americans were running the place...they kindly demonstrated what their equipment could transmit.
It depended on the settings....they could...
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