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15th Jul 2019, 09:27
Replies: 29
Views: 9,123
Posted By NorthSouth

If the jets ever have to go supersonic to "chase...

If the jets ever have to go supersonic to "chase off" a Russian bomber then the whole system has gone wrong. They're tracked for hours long before they get anywhere near the UK allocated bit of...
3rd Jul 2019, 16:57
Replies: 827
Views: 283,412
Posted By NorthSouth

Loganair Saab 340s aren't RNAV-equipped. However...

Loganair Saab 340s aren't RNAV-equipped. However by the time any RNAV approaches are approved at Carlisle, the Saabs will have gone.
30th May 2019, 15:00
Replies: 18
Views: 3,074
Posted By NorthSouth

It's a conspicuity code. It tells any radar...

It's a conspicuity code. It tells any radar controller seeing that squawk that it's an aircraft talking to London Info. If that radar controller wants to know more about the aircraft's intentions...
29th May 2019, 09:43
Replies: 4
Views: 1,819
Posted By NorthSouth

AOPA's approach seems to be that we should be...

AOPA's approach seems to be that we should be proposing an alternative means of mitigating the problem. That seems to me to be misguided. We should simply say the proposed change is unsafe and...
17th Apr 2019, 16:56
Replies: 21
Views: 2,137
Posted By NorthSouth

I understand where you're coming from but I think...

I understand where you're coming from but I think the consensus view on transponders has changed in recent years. So if you (for example) leave your transponder on standby when you take off, and you...
5th Apr 2019, 10:26
Replies: 11
Views: 1,080
Posted By NorthSouth

But if that one employee is you and you own at...

But if that one employee is you and you own at least 50% of the business, employer's liability insurance is not required.
24th Mar 2019, 13:55
Replies: 14
Views: 1,829
Posted By NorthSouth

I did my last one at On-Track Aviation and really...

I did my last one at On-Track Aviation and really enjoyed it. We had some great group-based presentations/role-plays which were both fun and educational. The more lectury stuff - updates on...
4th Mar 2019, 12:45
Replies: 827
Views: 283,412
Posted By NorthSouth

I wonder what they're doing with the aircraft on...

I wonder what they're doing with the aircraft on Tuesdays and Wednesdays?!
25th Feb 2019, 09:21
Replies: 25
Views: 1,920
Posted By NorthSouth

Wow, I clearly started something here! Thanks...

Wow, I clearly started something here! Thanks Beagle in particular for directing me back to the ANO. I think I've now found the relevant items - Article 153(1)(a) allows the CAA to include any...
23rd Feb 2019, 16:47
Replies: 678
Views: 583,915
Posted By NorthSouth

Yes and great to see. But I seem to recall...

Yes and great to see. But I seem to recall reading on here somewhere not so long ago that the last time Loganair expanded into all sorts of non-Scottish markets they got their fingers seriously...
23rd Feb 2019, 16:42
Replies: 25
Views: 1,920
Posted By NorthSouth

PPL(A) with an SSEA rating

Here's a peculiar one. Checked out a guy's documents today to find he had a UK PPL(A) with an SSEA rating issued by the CAA in 2016. The rating had been revalidated in 2018. I said to him I...
22nd Feb 2019, 11:01
Replies: 3
Views: 780
Posted By NorthSouth

Much easier to answer it in these simple terms in...

Much easier to answer it in these simple terms in my view:

Power controls rate of descent. Pitch attitude controls speed. So you've set the pitch attitude for 70kts. Your normal power setting...
29th Jan 2019, 13:42
Replies: 827
Views: 283,412
Posted By NorthSouth

NOTAMs now show no ATC, no DME, no NDB and no...

NOTAMs now show no ATC, no DME, no NDB and no instrument approaches until at least 31st March.
11th Jan 2019, 17:58
Replies: 9
Views: 917
Posted By NorthSouth

Well not quite. It's a rating to fly in VMC at...

Well not quite. It's a rating to fly in VMC at night. You can choose to do that under the IFR or the VFR. Until SERA came along, all night flying outside controlled airspace in the UK was IFR.
11th Jan 2019, 14:06
Replies: 282
Views: 108,616
Posted By NorthSouth

Given that (a) the OP was suggesting that it was...

Given that (a) the OP was suggesting that it was sensible to keep Prestwick open because Leuchars and Kinloss are closed; (b) Leuchars and Kinloss aren't closed; (c) flights that require the things...
7th Jan 2019, 13:32
Replies: 7
Views: 1,366
Posted By NorthSouth

Not the case I'm afraid. An FI with only a PPL -...

Not the case I'm afraid. An FI with only a PPL - hence without CPL TK passes - is only permitted to teach LAPL students, not PPL students. Daft I know, and I don't understand the basis for it, but...
7th Jan 2019, 09:32
Replies: 282
Views: 108,616
Posted By NorthSouth

Neither Kinloss nor Leuchars are closed. The...

Neither Kinloss nor Leuchars are closed. The Kinloss runway is maintained in fully operational configuration as a diversion airfield for Lossiemouth, and is used daily by Moray Flying Club. ...
Forum: ATC Issues
4th Jan 2019, 15:15
Replies: 60
Views: 8,284
Posted By NorthSouth

Still Watchman, and will be for the foreseeable...

Still Watchman, and will be for the foreseeable since they're not being replaced by Thales STAR PSRs under Project Marshall.
11th Dec 2018, 18:24
Replies: 15
Views: 3,429
Posted By NorthSouth

Get the big picture guys. If you see all around...

Get the big picture guys. If you see all around you myriad outfits (public and private) seeking to commercialise every last aspect of life, then vote for people that *don't* think the ever-onward...
11th Dec 2018, 18:06
Replies: 14
Views: 3,780
Posted By NorthSouth

How so? Won't make a whit of difference to what...

How so? Won't make a whit of difference to what the Russians do.
I wonder if the RAF asked the Russians to send a couple of Blackjacks down our way in order to be able to issue a press release...
Forum: ATC Issues
27th Nov 2018, 19:25
Replies: 60
Views: 8,284
Posted By NorthSouth

Heathrow Watchman went to Edinburgh (about...

Heathrow Watchman went to Edinburgh (about fifteen years ago?). Electronics since replaced with Sensis but still driving the Watchman antenna I think
20th Nov 2018, 12:07
Replies: 21
Views: 2,164
Posted By NorthSouth

Not so - see above. Benbecula also has VOR/DME;...

Not so - see above. Benbecula also has VOR/DME; Stornoway also has LOC/DME and VOR/DME.
19th Nov 2018, 13:27
Replies: 21
Views: 2,164
Posted By NorthSouth

Not strictly true. Of the nine airfields in...

Not strictly true. Of the nine airfields in question (excluding Dundee and Inverness), only two - Benbecula and Stornoway - still have only conventional procedures. All the rest have either only...
5th Nov 2018, 09:02
Replies: 17
Views: 2,332
Posted By NorthSouth

Oh do tell

Oh do tell
24th Oct 2018, 09:46
Replies: 827
Views: 283,412
Posted By NorthSouth

As of 11th Oct, AIP lists ATC communications as...

As of 11th Oct, AIP lists ATC communications as Tower only, not Approach, which would imply that instrument approaches can't be flown. But the IAP charts are published in the AIP and there are no...
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