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27th Feb 2019, 13:36
Replies: 10
Views: 1,318
Posted By BackPacker

I'm a volunteer for the Stichting Hoogvliegers...

I'm a volunteer for the Stichting Hoogvliegers (Airsmiles Foundation) in the Netherlands. We fly with both physically and mentally sick/handicapped children all the time. I have personally done well...
26th Feb 2019, 07:58
Replies: 10
Views: 1,318
Posted By BackPacker

Are you going to fly for fun, or to get...

Are you going to fly for fun, or to get somewhere?

Flying for fun: Don't attempt it with kids younger than about six to eight years old. They don't appreciate the novelty/excitement factor of it...
22nd Feb 2019, 10:29
Replies: 3
Views: 681
Posted By BackPacker

You are right in the sense that the aerodynamics...

You are right in the sense that the aerodynamics don't change. A certain RPM gives you a certain IAS, independent of the wind. However, you were doing a ground-referenced maneuver (descending along a...
18th Feb 2019, 11:14
Replies: 9
Views: 1,509
Posted By BackPacker

Don't expect that it's going to be feasible to...

Don't expect that it's going to be feasible to fly the aircraft to a maintenance base that's more than a handful of hours away. Typical GA aircraft require at least a 50-hour check, which means it...
13th Feb 2019, 20:26
Replies: 7
Views: 1,186
Posted By BackPacker

Legal requirements are just a medical and an...

Legal requirements are just a medical and an instructor endorsement.

Note that typically schools have additional requirements, such as Air Low done & dusted. Also, an instructor endorsement is...
8th Feb 2019, 13:29
Replies: 23
Views: 2,205
Posted By BackPacker

My motorcyle ear plugs are marked red for right,...

My motorcyle ear plugs are marked red for right, blue for left. Oh well.
8th Feb 2019, 06:44
Replies: 9
Views: 1,579
Posted By BackPacker

Agree. There are strict regulations regarding...

Agree. There are strict regulations regarding explosives storage, including fireworks. I worked at a shop that sold fireworks during the festive season. We had our own in-store bunker, where the...
11th Jan 2019, 19:41
Replies: 3
Views: 532
Posted By BackPacker

I think the (left and right) edges of the...

I think the (left and right) edges of the envelope are the places where you run out of elevator authority at slow speed: The elevator hits the stops before the required (certified) aerodynamic effect...
11th Jan 2019, 19:32
Replies: 9
Views: 839
Posted By BackPacker

NS is right but in a convoluted way. The Night...

NS is right but in a convoluted way. The Night Rating is normally a prerequisite for the Instrument Rating. If you get an IR without an NR (rare but it happens), your IR will be annotated as "valid...
11th Jan 2019, 19:28
Replies: 28
Views: 4,257
Posted By BackPacker

A guy at a flying club was renovating an old,...

A guy at a flying club was renovating an old, slow glider and was proud to have sourced a (cheap) handlebar grip from a bicycle shop for his control stick, instead of the original and expensive grip....
10th Jan 2019, 20:18
Replies: 10
Views: 1,365
Posted By BackPacker

Whopity, you are of course right, but does EASA,...

Whopity, you are of course right, but does EASA, or do individual EASA member states, recognise PPLs issued by other (non-EASA) ICAO states *without further paperwork*? AFAIK this...
9th Jan 2019, 12:14
Replies: 44
Views: 9,122
Posted By BackPacker

It's probably not the news you wanted to hear,...

It's probably not the news you wanted to hear, but you're not the only one who has to deal with a massive uncertainty as to what's going to happen after March 29th.

I've got a UK-issued EASA PPL...
8th Jan 2019, 21:36
Replies: 44
Views: 9,122
Posted By BackPacker

I don't think so. BASA is an agreement...

I don't think so.

BASA is an agreement negotiated between the EU and the USA. If, on March 29th, the UK decides to stay in the EU, or gets a deadline extension, or gets a soft Brexit which...
8th Jan 2019, 12:18
Replies: 10
Views: 1,365
Posted By BackPacker

Agree with DB6. It's the UK CAA who will be...

Agree with DB6. It's the UK CAA who will be issuing your license in any case, regardless of whether that's an EASA or UK National license. But whatever it is, it will be valid for flight worldwide on...
6th Dec 2018, 13:20
Replies: 6
Views: 1,328
Posted By BackPacker

My thoughts too. What exactly is the problem...

My thoughts too. What exactly is the problem you're trying to solve here?

If your son is struggling with hours building (for what? Commercial? ATPL?), then what's the reason that he's struggling?...
25th Nov 2018, 12:03
Replies: 8
Views: 899
Posted By BackPacker

I guess that depends on your point of view. ATC...

I guess that depends on your point of view. ATC has the same amount of work, regardless of whether it's a 2000 kg SEP or an A380. In fact, arguably ATC needs to spend proportionally more time with GA...
13th Nov 2018, 14:20
Replies: 25
Views: 3,521
Posted By BackPacker

I agree with AandC and all the others, in that...

I agree with AandC and all the others, in that the nosewheel strut should be serviced properly, and if that has been done, the landing technique is not significantly different from other GA aircraft....
25th Oct 2018, 09:50
Replies: 32
Views: 3,054
Posted By BackPacker

Agree. And there's one other thing. Almost...

Agree. And there's one other thing. Almost everybody monitors 121.5. So if you put out a call on 121.5, everybody will be listening and first try to figure out from your position report whether...
22nd Oct 2018, 15:00
Replies: 95
Views: 4,757
Posted By BackPacker

Be careful though. I have had GoPros on surfaces...

Be careful though. I have had GoPros on surfaces that turned out to be a bit dirty, or letting air through but at minute levels. The GoPro felt fine after being attached, but it fell off...
19th Oct 2018, 08:57
Replies: 95
Views: 4,757
Posted By BackPacker

Agree with Clare. You can't just leave a fallen...

Agree with Clare. You can't just leave a fallen camera on the floor, to be retrieved later. It needs to be found *right now* and secured. Especially if the lesson requires some abrupt maneuvering,...
10th Oct 2018, 12:29
Replies: 36
Views: 2,353
Posted By BackPacker

Same here, only in my case it was a SAR...

Same here, only in my case it was a SAR helicopter preparing for a winch demonstration. They were already at winch height (what's that? Maybe 30 meters?) but not yet in position. Stopped, informed...
7th Oct 2018, 20:00
Replies: 6
Views: 621
Posted By BackPacker

If you want to record your lesson for future...

If you want to record your lesson for future reference (and not to put it on YouTube), start with asking your instructor for permission. If it's just for private use I can't see a reason for...
7th Oct 2018, 18:43
Replies: 36
Views: 2,353
Posted By BackPacker

There's just one real effect: You get nervous. ...

There's just one real effect: You get nervous.

Apart from that, you need to understand that helicopters have different operating patterns and requirements. I'm not a helicopter pilot, but I know...
10th Sep 2018, 19:50
Replies: 16
Views: 1,865
Posted By BackPacker

As far as IFR is concerned, I agree. In this case...

As far as IFR is concerned, I agree. In this case the Rotterdam "Mike" departure is a VFR departure that was filed in the flightplan, confirmed with Delivery, and then once again confirmed with...
10th Sep 2018, 13:46
Replies: 16
Views: 1,865
Posted By BackPacker

I agree that the order of the elements of the...

I agree that the order of the elements of the message is not always consistent or logical. In a "cleared to land" message, there's only few elements so who cares, but in a "departure clearance"...
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