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6th Nov 2019, 22:01
Replies: 11
Views: 1,670
Posted By xrayalpha

You don't need a transponder for Class D - pop in...

You don't need a transponder for Class D - pop in and out of Glasgow's every week and Edinburgh's once a month.
23rd Oct 2019, 17:12
Replies: 50
Views: 13,513
Posted By xrayalpha

Mike, Most three-axis microlights are "light...

Mike,

Most three-axis microlights are "light aircraft" that have been squeezed into the microlight category.

The Eurostar, with at one time no paint and the electric fuel pump removed, the...
1st Sep 2019, 18:22
Replies: 11
Views: 2,643
Posted By xrayalpha

If it is good enough for the military.... From...

If it is good enough for the military.... From Purple Aviation at Eshott's webpage:ELC Scheme - Approved provider Are you an active or recently retired member of the Armed Forces? If so you may be...
28th Aug 2019, 19:37
Replies: 38
Views: 9,524
Posted By xrayalpha

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Winnie Drinkwater - 1930s mechanic and world's first female commercial...
4th Aug 2019, 14:40
Replies: 19
Views: 2,360
Posted By xrayalpha

No, I wasn't. Have you got more details? ...

No, I wasn't. Have you got more details?

Apart from our students, I might need it myself - easier to resit than fight the CAA over the old 10-year validity which was wrong (but they seem to have...
20th Jul 2019, 10:28
Replies: 10
Views: 2,067
Posted By xrayalpha

Instructor gets paid. But that doesn't mean...

Instructor gets paid.

But that doesn't mean they aren't tidying up an aircraft, sweeping the hangar floor, cutting some grass or cleaning the toilet.

Or catching up with paperwork.

There are...
19th Jun 2019, 22:41
Replies: 5
Views: 2,785
Posted By xrayalpha

Hi, Cumbernauld has its issues - but I have...

Hi,

Cumbernauld has its issues - but I have to say the guys at Phoenix are very, very experienced. They have been through things in the air that money can't buy. Ask Haggis about his flight with...
1st Jun 2019, 11:10
Replies: 18
Views: 3,150
Posted By xrayalpha

Good question Sam! With regards to telephone...

Good question Sam!

With regards to telephone numbers, when I worked on The Scotsman newspaper there was "outrage" when the new switchboard came in and we got a whole new range of phone numbers,...
24th Apr 2019, 02:45
Replies: 21
Views: 4,335
Posted By xrayalpha

Local garages charge c50 + VAT per hour. i.e....

Local garages charge c50 + VAT per hour. i.e. 60. They can work Mon-Fri and open at 8am and close at 5pm. Every week.

We, on the other hand, charge 150 for an hour in the air, booked as two...
25th Mar 2019, 09:49
Replies: 46
Views: 6,694
Posted By xrayalpha

Thanks for the replies: The original...

Thanks for the replies:

The original question was a flag of convenience, so I was assuming foreign-based/operating N-reg. Not American Airlines!

"Authorities" may well be able to find out the...
24th Mar 2019, 21:42
Replies: 46
Views: 6,694
Posted By xrayalpha

Maybe you have it the wrong way round here. I am...

Maybe you have it the wrong way round here. I am thinking that all men are humans, but not all human are men.

I can see the maintenance attractions of N-reg. Questionable operations and operators...
23rd Feb 2019, 21:53
Replies: 25
Views: 2,181
Posted By xrayalpha

And now you have break the news that it is...

And now you have break the news that it is revalidation by test!

(Although for which licence, I don't know: he could have a PPL(A) by mistake, instead of an NPPL. Or it could be a SSEA rating...
14th Feb 2019, 14:08
Replies: 7
Views: 1,745
Posted By xrayalpha

As I understand, training hours are not directly...

As I understand, training hours are not directly transferable from LAPL to EASA PPL.

Even though you would use the same instructor and the same aircraft from the same airfield!

So the advice is...
12th Feb 2019, 21:51
Replies: 7
Views: 1,625
Posted By xrayalpha

If you are worried about converting a Transport...

If you are worried about converting a Transport Canada CPL to an EASA one, wait 'till you leap into the dark and try converting a UK CPL to an EASA one after March 29th!

(since you are in Canada,...
20th Nov 2018, 17:44
Replies: 16
Views: 1,917
Posted By xrayalpha

Funny old thing, a chap turned up last weekend...

Funny old thing, a chap turned up last weekend for a trial flight he got as a birthday gift ....

And his summer job at university was in Hamilton, designing the engine mount for the Rotax 912 on...
17th Nov 2018, 17:55
Replies: 16
Views: 1,917
Posted By xrayalpha

Jabiru not a "decent engine" !

Jabiru not a "decent engine" !
13th Nov 2018, 09:38
Replies: 12
Views: 2,125
Posted By xrayalpha

To answer question: Somewhere between what a...

To answer question:

Somewhere between what a bus driver (c20k) and a train driver (c40k) earns.

That's what I have aimed for here and we have had one instructor with us for 12 years, another...
6th Nov 2018, 10:52
Replies: 51
Views: 8,931
Posted By xrayalpha

Andrew Devlin has built a very nice hangar at...

Andrew Devlin has built a very nice hangar at Cumbernauld and has a very very nice Cirrus.

He started flying about seven years ago and now takes his aircraft all over Europe in all sorts of...
20th Oct 2018, 23:44
Replies: 72
Views: 10,714
Posted By xrayalpha

I seem to recall something one in Flight Training...

I seem to recall something one in Flight Training News that Easyjet didn't want people with more than 85 hours post PPL for one of their entry schemes.

Don't want other people's bad habits!
20th Oct 2018, 13:33
Replies: 95
Views: 6,076
Posted By xrayalpha

N2P, Have done a small amount of filming -...

N2P,

Have done a small amount of filming - with permissions - for professional broadcasters.

For sound, a small mic in the headset cup is great. Picks up what you say, and your instructor, ATC...
16th Oct 2018, 18:04
Replies: 72
Views: 10,714
Posted By xrayalpha

And most students have jobs they need to do to...

And most students have jobs they need to do to earn money, so if weather no good, they need to work.

And the student who hangs around wants to use the same instructor, they had before, but that...
16th Oct 2018, 18:01
Replies: 53
Views: 3,790
Posted By xrayalpha

N2P, Don't worry, even the professionals get...

N2P,

Don't worry, even the professionals get confused. The whole thing is now very regimented in terms of production - just churning out at cheapest price on an integrated course someone to sit up...
16th Oct 2018, 12:51
Replies: 8
Views: 1,345
Posted By xrayalpha

Or just fly without one! My old lifetime one...

Or just fly without one!

My old lifetime one was replaced with a 5 or 10 year validity one at the time of JAR. Letter from CAA said there would be no charge for re-issue in 10 years. Once 10 years...
14th Oct 2018, 09:37
Replies: 53
Views: 3,790
Posted By xrayalpha

N2P, This advert from ACS in Scotland might...

N2P,

This advert from ACS in Scotland might help you decide to go straight for airlines!

They estimate around 16k a year for an FI. You would be better off working in McDonalds or stacking...
20th Aug 2018, 19:42
Replies: 79
Views: 13,316
Posted By xrayalpha

Flying keyboard, Yes, there will be. But...

Flying keyboard,

Yes, there will be. But what?

The obvious solution is for the UK CAA to recognise your training and give you an NPPL SSEA. At least that will allow you to continue to fly in...
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