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31st Mar 2022, 18:36
Replies: 48
Views: 4,840
Posted By mikehallam

"Microlites and near-microlites need a different...

"Microlites and near-microlites need a different technique to do smooth landings."

Absolutely Spot On, true microlites, e.g. Rans S4 need power on through landing if one is to avoid falling...
26th Mar 2022, 23:10
Replies: 8
Views: 1,713
Posted By mikehallam

Except of course glass is all or nothing ! ...

Except of course glass is all or nothing !
Apart from the very few back up instruments demanded and l suspect these can also be "glass", so still vulnerable to electrickery.
29th Nov 2021, 23:40
Replies: 97
Views: 10,701
Posted By mikehallam

Shureley must be shome mistake with the date and...

Shureley must be shome mistake with the date and it's really April 1st.
29th Nov 2021, 17:58
Replies: 67
Views: 6,367
Posted By mikehallam

Ha Ha.... Not quite 100% there DAR. c.f. Para....

Ha Ha.... Not quite 100% there DAR.
c.f. Para. #7.
Some aeroplanes do not have alternate air.
e.g. UK and USA at least, Rans S6 series.
Most in the UK are classed as 'microlights' so perhaps you...
26th Nov 2021, 12:18
Replies: 12
Views: 1,109
Posted By mikehallam

It is however Not political to say that "choice"...

It is however Not political to say that "choice" cuts both ways.

Either not to be vaccinated (and potentially afflict fellow men) or to allow folk to choose to not knowingly get close to them.
[&...
18th Nov 2021, 13:32
Replies: 31
Views: 6,693
Posted By mikehallam

So Bitter !

So Bitter !
12th Nov 2021, 19:21
Replies: 161
Views: 37,079
Posted By mikehallam

Thank you DAR, But what is your...

Thank you DAR,

But what is your experience/opinion on slow slipping finals ASI when the PITOT has the airstream skiddig partially sideways acrtoss it. And as a corollary what that means for wing...
12th Nov 2021, 17:14
Replies: 2,429
Views: 2,822,195
Posted By mikehallam

That is all true, but regardless of his...

That is all true, but regardless of his misdemeanour any legal pilot could/would have succumbed to CO incapacitation.
What I don't perceive in all the concentration commenting and dealing with one...
12th Nov 2021, 15:40
Replies: 161
Views: 37,079
Posted By mikehallam

How much "extra speed" then ? And surely being...

How much "extra speed" then ?
And surely being a test pilot you'd have already checked at safe height various non straght ahead slow flight ASI readings to determine if your guess is near the mark...
11th Nov 2021, 11:56
Replies: 161
Views: 37,079
Posted By mikehallam

Quite apart from discussing what the pitot 'sees'...

Quite apart from discussing what the pitot 'sees' when side slipping and what forward speed pressure sensing it feeds to the ASI.compared to actual speed (during a sideway slip).
{I have my own pet...
1st Nov 2021, 23:28
Replies: 61
Views: 8,195
Posted By mikehallam

If only you could read afresh what you guys post...

If only you could read afresh what you guys post here !

It looks like a bunch of trouble making old women prattling on.
Leave the bloke alone - and what does it matter if a few folk stay legal...
20th Oct 2021, 12:38
Replies: 872
Views: 906,657
Posted By mikehallam

Has anyone more recently seen/heard of any new...

Has anyone more recently seen/heard of any new info./findings for the cause yet ?
15th Oct 2021, 19:29
Replies: 212
Views: 93,485
Posted By mikehallam

It looks bad for him I agree, but it's really...

It looks bad for him I agree, but it's really disappointing to see too many comments above which without caution accept he is wholly guilty - whereas actually he has yet to come to a (fair ?) trial..
Forum: North America
11th Oct 2021, 23:43
Replies: 33
Views: 20,194
Posted By mikehallam

FWIW, I, my wife and another village friend...

FWIW,

I, my wife and another village friend (all UK) have now happily benefitted from three (yes 3) Pfizer - good old USA - anti Covid jabs.

I suspect the 'antis' are hoist on their own petard...
8th Oct 2021, 12:46
Replies: 232
Views: 53,324
Posted By mikehallam

Rans S6-116 !

Rans S6-116 !
19th Aug 2021, 20:02
Replies: 19
Views: 3,150
Posted By mikehallam

600 Kg are now legal

600 Kg are now legal
11th May 2021, 13:11
Replies: 872
Views: 906,657
Posted By mikehallam

I've been reading this 'thread' since the start,...

I've been reading this 'thread' since the start, but sorry to note it's no longer getting updated "information" pieces such as normally contributed and commented on by the cognoscenti.
Have any more...
5th Apr 2021, 15:17
Replies: 33
Views: 6,679
Posted By mikehallam

Agreed about Avgas, sorry, haven't used it for40...

Agreed about Avgas, sorry, haven't used it for40 years,
Got forgetful as round here (Southern U.K.) we can buy unleaded & free from E no's petrol from a small chain that imports it.
Otherwise...
5th Apr 2021, 13:01
Replies: 33
Views: 6,679
Posted By mikehallam

I keep it in a screw top jar for engine, filter,...

I keep it in a screw top jar for engine, filter, aircleaner cleansing as required.
Or bung it in the strip's lawn mower or one's car provided it is a clean drained sample.
Lastly it kills weed...
21st Mar 2021, 17:23
Replies: 33
Views: 6,135
Posted By mikehallam

Apropos Stall warners I've been hankering after...

Apropos Stall warners I've been hankering after one for my S6 Rans having previously 'enjoyed' the leading edge tab device on my 1963 Jodel.
Up to these revealing posts not only were kits a bit...
17th Mar 2021, 12:14
Replies: 69
Views: 7,149
Posted By mikehallam

Well Mr. Average, and thank you Please tell...

Well Mr. Average, and thank you

Please tell all, it won't be ignored as even an old bird can learn new tricks !
With an S6-116 there isn't much to do but it makes me happy to recall those long...
16th Mar 2021, 19:28
Replies: 69
Views: 7,149
Posted By mikehallam

Obviously everyone above has demosnstrated what...

Obviously everyone above has demosnstrated what mixed arrangements they favour and their own unflinchingly defended their own check system.
I fly a very simple a/c and the above pundits generally...
14th Mar 2021, 10:49
Replies: 69
Views: 7,149
Posted By mikehallam

[QUOTE=Meldrew;11008225]I was taught to fly...

[QUOTE=Meldrew;11008225]I was taught to fly 50years ago, SEP, the “downwind” checks I learned then are firmly imprinted in my mind, I always do them,..........
Me too 50+ years now and still push an...
13th Feb 2021, 11:27
Replies: 872
Views: 906,657
Posted By mikehallam

Hi Jodeliste, But as far as we guess it already...

Hi Jodeliste,
But as far as we guess it already had full autopilot opposite aileron. Thus aileron alone cannot be manually made to go even more.

[As our learned friends have been explaining,...
25th Jan 2021, 14:30
Replies: 25
Views: 5,342
Posted By mikehallam

My Goodness, Leave the bloke be, he's already...

My Goodness,
Leave the bloke be, he's already taken his punishment,
Covid grounding (?) has apparently made some upright never did wrong posters go into 'vindictive mood'.
25th Jan 2021, 10:34
Replies: 36
Views: 5,205
Posted By mikehallam

I suspect like most humanoid activities it...

I suspect like most humanoid activities it requires repetition and time for one's motor skills to develop.
21st Jan 2021, 18:04
Replies: 872
Views: 906,657
Posted By mikehallam

Having folllowed this discussion, today I asked...

Having folllowed this discussion, today I asked an ATPL who used to fly later model 737's about how the autopliot possibly hands back controlto the P1 when it can't cope any longer..
He told me with...
20th Jan 2021, 17:38
Replies: 30
Views: 4,520
Posted By mikehallam

Don't be negative about your talents. I was...

Don't be negative about your talents.

I was 32 when as a motorcycle rider & working far away from home I first decided to have a go at flying,
Then had to break the learning sequence between...
27th Dec 2020, 13:44
Replies: 6
Views: 1,673
Posted By mikehallam

Still only grass, but worth checking Damyn's Hall...

Still only grass, but worth checking Damyn's Hall too.
17th Dec 2020, 15:06
Replies: 73
Views: 16,826
Posted By mikehallam

Circuits are relative to [landing your 'plane...

Circuits are relative to [landing your 'plane down] runway in use..:- Left hand is an anticlockwise rectangle: Righthand is Clockwise.
The whole "circuit" is therefore called LH or RH.
16th Dec 2020, 13:57
Replies: 73
Views: 16,826
Posted By mikehallam

Plenty of those here in the UK with "keep to the...

Plenty of those here in the UK with "keep to the west" or N or S etc.Thus not overflying habitation. e.g at Jackrell's Farm , Hadfold, Colemore Common North Weald Redhill (?)..........!!
4th Dec 2020, 18:14
Replies: 17
Views: 2,156
Posted By mikehallam

Memories ! Good Old Birch & Bramson. I still...

Memories !

Good Old Birch & Bramson. I still occasionally refer to their words of simplified wisdom.
Bankstown & Shoreham ca. 1969 - 71
25th Nov 2020, 19:42
Replies: 12,799
Views: 4,402,654
Posted By mikehallam

Thank you for livening this 'thread' up again and...

Thank you for livening this 'thread' up again and nice to see you ' younger' fellows are still keen on staying involved.

I'm afraid I've no derring tales to relate.
My National Service - after...
14th Nov 2020, 22:31
Replies: 47
Views: 5,827
Posted By mikehallam

Smile FWIW. Dexterity i.e. 'Dexter' is the right And...

FWIW. Dexterity i.e. 'Dexter' is the right
And 'Sinister' os one's Left.

So Dexterity means right handed and for your preferrred stick hold perhaps you should say 'Sinistery" !!
14th Nov 2020, 17:04
Replies: 17
Views: 3,862
Posted By mikehallam

More positively it means he really comprehends...

More positively it means he really comprehends the difficulties most of us face with a convoluted CAA system, which has been successively bu8*ered about over the last 20 years.
Now the most recent...
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