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14th Mar 2019, 23:29
Replies: 28
Views: 2,975
Posted By planesandthings

Sounds like you had the mispleasure of being at a...

Sounds like you had the mispleasure of being at a rubbish ripoff club. Those exist in every form of aviation and are dying out thankfully, I found one local flying school to me charging north of...
29th Dec 2018, 12:23
Replies: 3
Views: 908
Posted By planesandthings

This question is frequent but the answer isn't...

This question is frequent but the answer isn't changing.
Ask CAE or EasyJet first, they're the ones who have sold you this dream! Anyway...
Easiest way would be to win the lottery. Otherwise you're...
7th Dec 2018, 09:38
Replies: 3
Views: 929
Posted By planesandthings

Future Pilot Programme doesn't exist anymore,...

Future Pilot Programme doesn't exist anymore, it's now the "Cadet Pilot Programme" which changed a lot from FPP including the addition of MPL.
When they changed the scheme they decided not to...
8th Nov 2018, 21:16
Replies: 86
Views: 9,033
Posted By planesandthings

Experience evenings are just group trial lessons,...

Experience evenings are just group trial lessons, they are run for the benefit of the club to create a bit of extra revenue. Gliding is only cheap when you become a member!
4th Nov 2018, 20:55
Replies: 6
Views: 3,555
Posted By planesandthings

Can't say for Airlineprep. But Flight Deck...

Can't say for Airlineprep. But Flight Deck Wingman their competitor is a fantastic organisation (and better value than Airlineprep)

The course was fast paced but was led by two very experienced...
2nd Nov 2018, 11:22
Replies: 86
Views: 9,033
Posted By planesandthings

I'm sorry to hear of that bad experience, in...

I'm sorry to hear of that bad experience, in every area of Aviation there are odd characters and it's a shame you found that part in Gliding. Politics you'll find in any club environment, it's a...
Replies: 16
Views: 1,726
Posted By planesandthings

Flying Scholarships

Make sure you apply for all the flying scholarships you can get. That can save you a good 10,000 and put a fantastic reference on your CV. Honourable Company of Air Pilots, Air League, Royal Aero...
17th Oct 2018, 13:35
Replies: 86
Views: 9,033
Posted By planesandthings

Interesting discussions, I have taught both low...

Interesting discussions, I have taught both low tow and high tow in a number of countries and used them both for valid reasons. I'm aware of the incident Australia had, but countries across the world...
10th Oct 2018, 21:54
Replies: 86
Views: 9,033
Posted By planesandthings

Fantastic choice of club, SGU at Portmoak gets...

Fantastic choice of club, SGU at Portmoak gets some of the best flying conditions in the country with long average flight times compared to other clubs without hills. The weather in Scotland isn't as...
8th Oct 2018, 15:06
Replies: 3
Views: 981
Posted By planesandthings

Flight Deck Wingman Best in the business!

Flight Deck Wingman

Best in the business!
26th Aug 2018, 22:43
Replies: 211
Views: 35,439
Posted By planesandthings

​​​​​And as a local resident to Lasham too for...

​​​​​And as a local resident to Lasham too for over 20 years and someone who flies in this airspace very frequently for a living I am simply pointing out to you the score with the working...
26th Aug 2018, 16:38
Replies: 211
Views: 35,439
Posted By planesandthings

Lets get some actual facts into this debate...

Lets get some actual facts into this debate instead of misinformation.
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Flybe/Southampton Traffic? They're in controlled airspace from the TMA to the Solent CTA/CTR so they are irrelevant to...
4th Aug 2018, 11:30
Replies: 38
Views: 8,545
Posted By planesandthings

Cost around 3500 over the last year with...

Cost around 3500 over the last year with significant previous gliding experience. Small help that I completed my PPL exams for free at my gliding club and know someone who does FRTOL exams.
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6th May 2018, 16:38
Replies: 4,750
Views: 1,179,963
Posted By planesandthings

If true what an absolute diabolical waste of...

If true what an absolute diabolical waste of taxpayers money. Should at least be auctioned for parts.
6th May 2018, 15:18
Replies: 4,750
Views: 1,179,963
Posted By planesandthings

End of the Vigilants

Just when you thought the recovery was well underway JM and 2FTS drop another bombshell. Farewell Vigilant fleet 2 years early, see below

'The 2016 relaunch of Air Cadet Gliding stated we would...
28th Apr 2018, 15:50
Replies: 31
Views: 3,119
Posted By planesandthings

Experience is great, but lets deal with the fact...

Experience is great, but lets deal with the fact that currently the NPPL(M) cannot be "moved up" to a PPL (A) anymore, spending 5k doing an NPPL (M) and then suddenly 6 years later, another 5k to do...
27th Apr 2018, 21:21
Replies: 31
Views: 3,119
Posted By planesandthings

In your situation it's pretty clear, go straight...

In your situation it's pretty clear, go straight for the 45 hour PPL (A) if you have any interest in flying more than just microlights. Having held a LAPL (A) in conversion from NPPL, it's a pretty...
22nd Apr 2018, 21:31
Replies: 4,878
Views: 1,652,737
Posted By planesandthings

Already started. I believe it's generally...

Already started. I believe it's generally Whitetail cadets being sent there over tagged.
19th Apr 2018, 20:27
Replies: 11
Views: 1,756
Posted By planesandthings

Fantastic news and particularly well done to the...

Fantastic news and particularly well done to the folks from the British Gliding Association, GA Alliance, LAA, Devon and Somerset Gliding Club, Dunkeswell and countless others who rose to the...
10th Apr 2018, 17:52
Replies: 3
Views: 2,093
Posted By planesandthings

Closed indefinitely for now. The last intake,...

Closed indefinitely for now. The last intake, though selected were sadly let down by West Atlantic in 2017 due to financial circumstances and were told to find other paths. Personally for their sake,...
31st Mar 2018, 23:01
Replies: 16
Views: 3,052
Posted By planesandthings

That is correct, but with the workload that the...

That is correct, but with the workload that the BGA and the fantastic individuals all over the country supporting them are under to lead the fight against various ACPs, it becomes like a full time...
31st Mar 2018, 22:53
Replies: 32
Views: 23,138
Posted By planesandthings

Something wrong your end then. I can load the...

Something wrong your end then. I can load the page on my phone and laptop.

https://www.leicestermercury.co.uk/news/leicester-news/glider-pilot-killed-accidental-mid-1007771
30th Mar 2018, 17:56
Replies: 32
Views: 23,138
Posted By planesandthings

The articles are still up, I've just done a quick...

The articles are still up, I've just done a quick search. The answers you want are there.
26th Mar 2018, 19:53
Replies: 22
Views: 6,648
Posted By planesandthings

Credit to you, do you live rent free across the...

Credit to you, do you live rent free across the road from a well paying supermarket or something? I've worked in aviation since 18 and I can barely save half of that a month what with cars and other...
8th Mar 2018, 23:02
Replies: 958
Views: 345,998
Posted By planesandthings

MPL includes a cheaper TR. ATPL has TR charged at...

MPL includes a cheaper TR. ATPL has TR charged at full whack (30k) which is slightly embarrassing now for EasyJet, that Ryanair are doing a far better deal than them. Tables are turning!
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