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18th Aug 2009, 22:33
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Posted By Tall_guy_in_a_152

Yes and no. Schengen deals with immigration...

Yes and no.

Schengen deals with immigration and not Customs, so there are no immigration requirements to enter Switzerland by air (GA or otherwise) if arriving from a Schengen country but you...
14th Jul 2009, 15:43
Replies: 16
Views: 1,164
Posted By Tall_guy_in_a_152

Duxford is also a local flight for you. Allow a...

Duxford is also a local flight for you. Allow a few hours to visit the museum.
14th Jul 2009, 15:40
Replies: 16
Views: 1,164
Posted By Tall_guy_in_a_152

Shoreham is missing from your list and worth a...

Shoreham is missing from your list and worth a visit.

Plenty to see from the air:- Brighton, South Downs, Seven Sisters cliffs to Beachy Head and Eastbourne.
7th Jul 2009, 13:42
Replies: 9
Views: 904
Posted By Tall_guy_in_a_152

About $120 per hour for a basic 172 plus $50 per...

About $120 per hour for a basic 172 plus $50 per hour for the instructor. Say $500 - $550 for the trip, depending on how far along the canyon you want to go.
1st Jun 2009, 14:33
Replies: 24
Views: 1,934
Posted By Tall_guy_in_a_152

Palm Springs - take swimwear and have a dip in...

Palm Springs - take swimwear and have a dip in the Pilots Pool
Death Valley - lunch or overnight at the Ranch or (expensive) Inn
San Diego - Gillespie or Montgomery Field. Take the scenic harbour...
21st Apr 2009, 14:13
Replies: 15
Views: 1,908
Posted By Tall_guy_in_a_152

I would have to agree with the 'avoid Torino...

I would have to agree with the 'avoid Torino Caselle' sentiment. My most expensive fuel & pee stop in fifteen years flying.
21st Apr 2009, 12:47
Replies: 8
Views: 1,890
Posted By Tall_guy_in_a_152

For UK flights: 2-10 days before flight - World...

For UK flights:
2-10 days before flight - World and Local UK Weather Forecast, Map and Report weather.co.uk (http://www.weather.co.uk)
Day of flight - met office (free)
Backup - avbrief (free)
...
27th Mar 2009, 13:48
Replies: 13
Views: 1,859
Posted By Tall_guy_in_a_152

The era of owner maintenance is starting to come...

The era of owner maintenance is starting to come to an end for bureaucratic rather than practical reasons.

The complexity of checks will vary from type to type but on our PA28 with IO320 engine...
9th Mar 2009, 16:45
Replies: 23
Views: 3,761
Posted By Tall_guy_in_a_152

No. You can buy digital versions by Memorymap...

No. You can buy digital versions by Memorymap for about 20.
9th Mar 2009, 14:50
Replies: 14
Views: 1,614
Posted By Tall_guy_in_a_152

Deauville is an obvious next step after Le...

Deauville is an obvious next step after Le Touquet. Nearby town of Honfleur is well worth a visit - my parents keep asking me to take them back again for lunch. The taxi is a bit pricey (35 euros...
7th Feb 2009, 12:06
Replies: 40
Views: 4,041
Posted By Tall_guy_in_a_152

Yes. photobucket (http://www.photobucket.com) is...

Yes. photobucket (http://www.photobucket.com) is a good place to start. Free and easy to use, once you've worked out the basics of how it works.
20th Jan 2009, 17:01
Replies: 69
Views: 5,898
Posted By Tall_guy_in_a_152

Why "clearly"? The French have been providing...

Why "clearly"? The French have been providing the same service for free for several years.

Obviously someone, somewhere has to pay, but not necessarily the end user.
20th Jan 2009, 09:45
Replies: 8
Views: 1,068
Posted By Tall_guy_in_a_152

Current GPS chipsets such as SIRF III work well...

Current GPS chipsets such as SIRF III work well with weaker signals than older units, but are dependant on good design of the RF front-end so there is no guarantee.

My two year old Lowrance gets a...
20th Nov 2008, 11:45
Replies: 28
Views: 3,202
Posted By Tall_guy_in_a_152

Le2K ATC get shirty if you enter their Class D...

Le2K ATC get shirty if you enter their Class D without permission or have not got the ATIS and rightly so. Lille Info can be a little late to hand you over which creates a problem if you cannot...
20th Nov 2008, 10:46
Replies: 31
Views: 2,761
Posted By Tall_guy_in_a_152

I suspect that when the IMCR is withdrawn the...

I suspect that when the IMCR is withdrawn the clouds over the UK will suddenly have more holes than a Swiss cheese.
17th Nov 2008, 16:44
Replies: 11
Views: 909
Posted By Tall_guy_in_a_152

You are correct - JAA PPL training must be...

You are correct - JAA PPL training must be carried out by a JAA instructor / school.

You could still have extra lessons at an FAA school and log the hours but they will not count towards PPL...
6th Oct 2008, 13:17
Replies: 4
Views: 515
Posted By Tall_guy_in_a_152

I don't claim to be an expert but this is my...

I don't claim to be an expert but this is my understanding. There are three areas of coverage required:

1) Your health / repatriation

2) Liability for bending the aircraft

3) 3rd party...
25th Sep 2008, 21:57
Replies: 35
Views: 2,468
Posted By Tall_guy_in_a_152

I was at Bielefeld on Saturday. A week ago I...

I was at Bielefeld on Saturday. A week ago I hadn't even heard of it! Same route as you, but we also stopped for a cup of coffee and cake (and customs) at Midden Zeeland. Bielefeld is perfectly...
16th Sep 2008, 13:16
Replies: 15
Views: 2,230
Posted By Tall_guy_in_a_152

PP, do you have a date in mind for your trip? i...

PP, do you have a date in mind for your trip? i am off to Midden Zeeland for the first time this Satuday, en route to Berlin, so this thread has been useful.

Don't think I'll have time for the...
1st Sep 2008, 15:39
Replies: 6
Views: 996
Posted By Tall_guy_in_a_152

After eleven years of flying and countless trips...

After eleven years of flying and countless trips to France and beyond I made my first trip to the Channel Islands on Saturday via the long crossing (Isle of Wight to Cherbourg). Completely painless...
4th Aug 2008, 14:00
Replies: 17
Views: 1,210
Posted By Tall_guy_in_a_152

This is not true of the IMC sylabus in general...

This is not true of the IMC sylabus in general which is wide open. The instructor and school have discretion according to their preferences and of course the local facilities available.

The IMCR...
18th Jul 2008, 09:58
Replies: 37
Views: 2,757
Posted By Tall_guy_in_a_152

Hardly suprising it's so quiet when you can't...

Hardly suprising it's so quiet when you can't even have a chat about your return to private flying in the Private Flying forum. :rolleyes:

See this locked link...
1st Apr 2008, 11:38
Replies: 22
Views: 2,022
Posted By Tall_guy_in_a_152

Forgot to answer the question. Yes - I have seen...

Forgot to answer the question. Yes - I have seen this clause before at schools / clubs in the UK, US, Australia and New Zealand.

I suppose if you have paid nothing up front and do intend to fly...
1st Apr 2008, 11:33
Replies: 22
Views: 2,022
Posted By Tall_guy_in_a_152

I imagine the clause is aimed at those with less...

I imagine the clause is aimed at those with less courtesy than yourself - of which there are plenty out there.

It sounds fair enough to me, if administered sensibly.
27th Mar 2008, 12:45
Replies: 6
Views: 837
Posted By Tall_guy_in_a_152

The printed versions used to come in a ring...

The printed versions used to come in a ring binder, not sure if they still do.

When you work out the total cost of printing a 200 page document (or whatever) on an inkjet printer when you haven't...
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