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28th Oct 2020, 07:53
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Posted By TheOddOne

I think the snag is the mics we use need an...

I think the snag is the mics we use need an active pre-amp so just splitting them might not work. Have a look at this unit, powered by small batteries or a 12v outlet.
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27th Oct 2020, 19:39
Replies: 11
Views: 768
Posted By TheOddOne

We've had ADS-B 'out' for a couple of years now...

We've had ADS-B 'out' for a couple of years now using a GTX335. We needed a replacement transponder and whilst it would have been nice to support Trig, I've used their units in other aircraft and...
21st Oct 2020, 22:04
Replies: 3
Views: 320
Posted By TheOddOne

Are you sure there is no costs to your Authority?...

Are you sure there is no costs to your Authority?

In the UK, we are subject to a periodic inspection or audit. The person from the UK CAA spent the entire day with us, including inspecting our...
8th Oct 2020, 03:24
Replies: 10
Views: 1,354
Posted By TheOddOne

Report from the far South-West, beyond England. ...

Report from the far South-West, beyond England.
September was our busiest month in the past 5 years. Equinoxial gales now put a dent in activity, quite busy with IR(R) groundschool and sim on the...
6th Oct 2020, 18:56
Replies: 14
Views: 1,163
Posted By TheOddOne

It's only going to be of any use if the CAA...

It's only going to be of any use if the CAA mandate ONE type of EC and include Class G in the requirement. Also, you need to have mandated at least an aural warning device turned on with direction...
30th Sep 2020, 22:06
Replies: 81
Views: 20,894
Posted By TheOddOne

Jan, Check this out: We Brits...

Jan,
Check this out:




We Brits refer to it as 'down under'. Discovered by the Dutch (your neighbours) in 1606..

TOO
28th Sep 2020, 17:43
Replies: 10
Views: 1,354
Posted By TheOddOne

As Autumnal weather strikes us hard in the...

As Autumnal weather strikes us hard in the South-West and there's a spike of cases, we're expecting further local restrictions and a loss of trade. I don't think we will experience the national...
28th Sep 2020, 10:50
Replies: 81
Views: 20,894
Posted By TheOddOne

There seem to be two schools of thought on that....

There seem to be two schools of thought on that. I've heard opinion that you should never point, but I find that often students shut down their hearing and I refuse to shout. Just pointing at the...
22nd Sep 2020, 18:17
Replies: 31
Views: 3,508
Posted By TheOddOne

Genghis, you beat me to it. The greatest...

Genghis, you beat me to it.

The greatest gift a flying instructor can give a student is silence.

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20th Sep 2020, 03:25
Replies: 26
Views: 2,726
Posted By TheOddOne

DD, At the same place I did my course, I...

DD,
At the same place I did my course, I suspect. It took all of the space from 6,000' to 3,000' to get the stopped prop over the compression, even then at almost VNE and rocking back and forth to...
15th Sep 2020, 08:47
Replies: 66
Views: 7,196
Posted By TheOddOne

1st solo July '82 at Denham, in Rallye G-BECC,...

1st solo July '82 at Denham, in Rallye G-BECC, sadly rotted away. Continuously current from then. Still instructing in PA28 etc and flying for fun in a C42 so add another 38, not mega by other posts...
3rd Sep 2020, 17:02
Replies: 9
Views: 2,035
Posted By TheOddOne

Very busy in the far South-West, both SEP and...

Very busy in the far South-West, both SEP and Microlight. New enquiries as well as existing students.
It's only the appalling August weather (week of fog, then gales) that's prevented us exceeding...
28th Aug 2020, 09:24
Replies: 10
Views: 611
Posted By TheOddOne

If on Greenland I think will be the Danes....

If on Greenland I think will be the Danes. Otherwise, it's the Antarctic. South Georgia looks close, but not actually on 30W.

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23rd Aug 2020, 17:50
Replies: 8
Views: 797
Posted By TheOddOne

We're putting a used headset into quarantine for...

We're putting a used headset into quarantine for 72 hours. A whole week seems longer than the available advice. We've enough spares to cover.
We've never rented out headsets to passengers, but then...
21st Aug 2020, 18:30
Replies: 61
Views: 29,018
Posted By TheOddOne

Has the aircraft been recovered? Tried googling...

Has the aircraft been recovered? Tried googling for any info - non found. Love to see time-lapse video or similar
21st Aug 2020, 05:58
Replies: 61
Views: 29,018
Posted By TheOddOne

A few thoughts on aircraft recovery. 1....

A few thoughts on aircraft recovery.

1. Fuel. Before recovery, it's a good idea to get as much fuel off as possible to reduce lifting effort required. Even at the end of a flight, I'd expect there...
21st Aug 2020, 05:25
Replies: 61
Views: 29,018
Posted By TheOddOne

For a change, here's a reporter using correct...

For a change, here's a reporter using correct terminology. In the United Kingdom, we refer to the hard surfaces used by aircraft at aerodromes as 'pavement', certainly in my 31 years in Ops at major...
18th Aug 2020, 06:08
Replies: 17
Views: 1,560
Posted By TheOddOne

At least you've answered the OP's question, in...

At least you've answered the OP's question, in your case, black, red and green.

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16th Aug 2020, 22:01
Replies: 17
Views: 1,560
Posted By TheOddOne

I like black for the title, red (as you say) for...

I like black for the title, red (as you say) for the TEM/Airmanship points then blue for the aims and objectives.

I take it you're preparing this for a test of some sort. Personally I use the...
11th Aug 2020, 22:08
Replies: 101
Views: 11,377
Posted By TheOddOne

My favourite aviation joke.. 'London,...

My favourite aviation joke..

'London, 'Merican 99'

'American Niner Niner, London, descend to altitude six tousand feet, QNH Wun Zero Zero Tree'

'Merican 99, can we have that in inches?'
...
8th Aug 2020, 21:51
Replies: 20
Views: 3,311
Posted By TheOddOne

...or in the United States where a 'loophole'...

...or in the United States where a 'loophole' allows flights to take place with fare-paying passengers on sight-seeing trips operating to similar standards to private flights (Part 91). There have...
8th Aug 2020, 13:29
Replies: 20
Views: 3,311
Posted By TheOddOne

Could be this one... ...

Could be this one...

https://www.manchestereveningnews.co.uk/news/greater-manchester-news/robert-murgatroyd-manchester-crown-court-17035215

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5th Aug 2020, 22:17
Replies: 17
Views: 1,508
Posted By TheOddOne

The main problem with any kind of mount is...

The main problem with any kind of mount is restricting the view of the instruments and the outside scan. I know to my cost the lack of scan of instruments and some of the installations I've seen with...
2nd Aug 2020, 18:59
Replies: 5
Views: 833
Posted By TheOddOne

I think Head of Training is an officially...

I think Head of Training is an officially recognised position with defined role along with Accountable Manager, etc. by the UK CAA and EASA.

I don't think the CAA have ever given an official...
31st Jul 2020, 22:04
Replies: 5
Views: 862
Posted By TheOddOne

For those not aware, the three golden rules are ...

For those not aware, the three golden rules are

1. Never pay up-front for flight instruction
2. Never pay up-front for flight instruction
3. Never pay up-front for flight instruction

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