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6th Jul 2018, 19:59
Replies: 37
Views: 18,182
Posted By tacpot

I've seen that there is now an electric Cri-Cri....

I've seen that there is now an electric Cri-Cri. This could be a factor in a resurgence in interest in the design as the availability of the JPX engines was one of the factors holding it back. The...
14th Jul 2012, 11:16
Replies: 9
Views: 4,248
Posted By tacpot

As a practical proposition for touring the...

As a practical proposition for touring the Tri-pacer takes some beating.

I have a share in a PA22-150. It cruises at 100Kts at 30l/hr, will lift full fuel and three adults and take them more...
10th Jun 2012, 10:31
Replies: 8
Views: 1,456
Posted By tacpot

It was fantastic, right up to the point where...

It was fantastic, right up to the point where they lit up their cigarettes next to an aircraft that had recently been losing fuel from a main tank. :ugh:
5th Feb 2012, 13:18
Replies: 4
Views: 1,122
Posted By tacpot

There's probably a 152 share going at Derby as...

There's probably a 152 share going at Derby as well. Give Derby Aeroclub a call on 01283 733803 and ask if the Hotel Kilo Group are advertising a share. If there's a share up on their notice board,...
25th Jan 2012, 18:19
Replies: 10
Views: 960
Posted By tacpot

Legal and General - their underwriting...

Legal and General - their underwriting questionaire is here : http://www.legalandgeneral.com/bpcentre/Protection/ViewDocuments/Files/aviation.pdf
28th Sep 2011, 08:52
Replies: 28
Views: 2,627
Posted By tacpot

Funfly has summed up recreational GA in UK much...

Funfly has summed up recreational GA in UK much beter than I could! :O:O:O
13th Feb 2011, 22:09
Replies: 398
Views: 105,775
Posted By tacpot

Sad and wrong as this is, if there are not going...

Sad and wrong as this is, if there are not going to be enough aircraft for them to fly, they have to go.

Even one more training sortie for someone who isn't going to become operational is a...
4th Aug 2010, 12:18
Replies: 37
Views: 3,144
Posted By tacpot

That's the way to do it. If you can save...

That's the way to do it.

If you can save 200 per month easily for the next two years, not only will you have two thirds of the money needed to get your PPL, you will also KNOW that you can...
27th Apr 2010, 10:32
Replies: 7
Views: 974
Posted By tacpot

BEagle's reply to your question in Military...

BEagle's reply to your question in Military Aircrew is the correct, up-to-date situation.

tp
1st Oct 2009, 12:06
Replies: 30
Views: 3,789
Posted By tacpot

The Council's decision to refuse the planning...

The Council's decision to refuse the planning application to lay the runway reinforcement, and the reasons behind this can be viewed at:

PublicAccess v7.4 @ Hambleton District Council:...
11th Sep 2009, 13:35
Replies: 7
Views: 1,124
Posted By tacpot

5 weeks

I did mine in five weeks in the summer of 1981; but the UK PPL only required 38 hours training then. 45 Hours would take six weeks at that rate. Definitely a great way to spend the summer!
14th Aug 2009, 23:22
Replies: 9
Views: 940
Posted By tacpot

Attitude Aviation looks good!

With three Citabrias, your friend have some protection from technical problems affecting a single aircraft. If you are doing an intensive course, the last thing you want is the one taildragger...
14th Jun 2009, 17:17
Replies: 15
Views: 1,681
Posted By tacpot

Went to AeroExpo and saw something I didn't expect to...

A flying Avro Vulcan! But not at Wycombe. Saw it flying over the M6 north of the M54. It seemed to be doing a display somewhere towards Cosford. It looked truely amazing.

AeroExpo was good, but...
1st Jun 2009, 20:46
Replies: 5
Views: 671
Posted By tacpot

Well done, what a beautiful day for it. See...

Well done, what a beautiful day for it.

See anything interesting?

tp
18th May 2009, 17:42
Replies: 11
Views: 2,054
Posted By tacpot

Yes, it is worth having some instruction if...

Yes, it is worth having some instruction if you've only trained on hard runways.

Things that are different about grass runways:

braking distances can be very variable, depending on how wet...
7th Apr 2009, 19:48
Replies: 11
Views: 1,635
Posted By tacpot

Derby Airfield is about the only alternative to...

Derby Airfield is about the only alternative to Tatenhill. I live in Stone and can get to Derby in the same time as I can get to Tatenhill.

Derby Aeroclub is a friendly place. The grass runways,...
24th Feb 2009, 10:47
Replies: 8
Views: 1,765
Posted By tacpot

A brand new engine from Vans Aircraft (plus the...

A brand new engine from Vans Aircraft (plus the Empenage Kit & Video you need to buy to be able to buy the engine from Vans! :O) is only 28,000 plus shipping.

tp
20th Feb 2009, 11:19
Replies: 17
Views: 1,581
Posted By tacpot

This advice may be hard to stomach, having just...

This advice may be hard to stomach, having just had the expense of an new engine, but have you considered fitting a fuel flow meter before you start the engine break-in?

A fuel flow meter pays...
27th Jan 2009, 15:42
Replies: 4
Views: 674
Posted By tacpot

The S2T Perfo product is an example of a now...

The S2T Perfo product is an example of a now common class of building materials; geoplastics and geotextiles.

You may find a builders merchant in Ireland that can supply of a very similar...
12th Jan 2009, 11:18
Replies: 16
Views: 2,086
Posted By tacpot

I've been in just your situation; I was bought...

I've been in just your situation; I was bought one of the vouchers for Christmas, and went from Barton, just after I'd got my PPL.

I would go for a location where you are comfortable with the...
3rd Nov 2008, 20:25
Replies: 16
Views: 2,553
Posted By tacpot

110, but can anyone land this: Lunar...

110,

but can anyone land this:

Lunar Lander Simulator for TOP GUNS ONLY (http://www.squadron13.com/games/lander/lander.html)

(Hints: Ignore the text on the page, refresh the page to...
28th Oct 2008, 16:46
Replies: 23
Views: 2,406
Posted By tacpot

I always use GMT/UTC. The watch, clock and...

I always use GMT/UTC. The watch, clock and stopwatch I keep in my flightbag are all set to GMT/UTC, so the times I note down for brakes off/on/take off & landing are already in GMT/UTC.

Keep it...
27th Oct 2008, 21:09
Replies: 20
Views: 2,292
Posted By tacpot

A crosswind join over the numbers is part of the...

A crosswind join over the numbers is part of the standard ovehead join. I wouldn't go overboard on the R/T though. "G-XX, Airfield in sight, joining cross-wind." should be sufficient. Much more...
27th Oct 2008, 20:29
Replies: 20
Views: 2,292
Posted By tacpot

I'd aim to join the circuit on the crosswind leg...

I'd aim to join the circuit on the crosswind leg (from the north). This would be exactly where you would be after the descent on the deadside of a standard OHJ - with the Pilot in the LH seat having...
23rd Sep 2008, 11:35
Replies: 22
Views: 2,048
Posted By tacpot

I bought the Energizer Headlight for my night...

I bought the Energizer Headlight for my night flying, 10 from Tescos in the UK. It works fine, is very comfortable, but looks daft if you are seen wearing it!

As well as varoius Maglights I keep...
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