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18th Jan 2019, 19:24
Replies: 29
Views: 7,539
Posted By mary meagher

Yes indeed, Yorkshire Tyke, enjoyed your story,...

Yes indeed, Yorkshire Tyke, enjoyed your story, and of course your mention that glider pilots always have an engine-out landing and usually survive! Actually not having an engine is curiously...
18th Nov 2018, 07:48
Replies: 144
Views: 22,554
Posted By mary meagher

Hey, double barrel, sounds to me like it would be...

Hey, double barrel, sounds to me like it would be useful for you to spend a WEEKDAY at a gliding club....are you anywhere near London Gliding Club? or the midlands? And learn to land a glider....
8th Nov 2018, 10:30
Replies: 51
Views: 8,246
Posted By mary meagher

Family of 6. That way you can all go...

Family of 6. That way you can all go together...and if that sounds sinister thats exactly what happens. Read about it frequently in the Air Accident reports. I have four offspring, and 18...
5th Nov 2018, 14:29
Replies: 51
Views: 8,246
Posted By mary meagher

Location Ayr? would that be the small island...

Location Ayr? would that be the small island north of Scotland? And question, exactly how many hours altogether have you flown? Starting with a big expensive aircraft, and little experience or...
31st Oct 2018, 13:20
Replies: 32
Views: 3,164
Posted By mary meagher

I was flying a rented Cessna over water, with a...

I was flying a rented Cessna over water, with a sleepy passenger...do other pilots get nervous flying over wide expanses of water? At about 12,000 feet, I was flying under control, abeam Tallahassee,...
28th Oct 2018, 07:19
Replies: 83
Views: 7,469
Posted By mary meagher

Thanks, Mike! That's me in the back seat of a...

Thanks, Mike! That's me in the back seat of a K13 glider at Shenington....still sit there but need a safety pilot these days. Actually, since I lost a bit of weight its a lot easer to climb in...
28th Oct 2018, 07:00
Replies: 39
Views: 14,944
Posted By mary meagher

In Texas, attempting to come to terms with the US...

In Texas, attempting to come to terms with the US requirements for a motor glider license, one of the requirements was to do a dive start of the engine. That didn't suit me at all. Throwing...
27th Oct 2018, 10:32
Replies: 95
Views: 5,330
Posted By mary meagher

Come on, Nurse! Here we all were hoping to read...

Come on, Nurse! Here we all were hoping to read about your experiences flying with an instructor......are you actually going to do it, or is it all still about installing cameras? Come on, lad,...
27th Oct 2018, 10:02
Replies: 86
Views: 9,548
Posted By mary meagher

Now, Henwood, do let us know how you get on at...

Now, Henwood, do let us know how you get on at Dunstable! That is a club which must have the longest gliding history in the UK. They were gliding there before WWII. I am told they used to tow...
26th Oct 2018, 13:12
Replies: 83
Views: 7,469
Posted By mary meagher

We women are more conservative and careful than...

We women are more conservative and careful than men, who usually have more money than the girls. My first flight was over Tampa Bay, Florida, in 1944, and after that life got more complicated. With 4...
25th Oct 2018, 10:34
Replies: 86
Views: 9,548
Posted By mary meagher

Henwood, I began gliding at Booker in 1983 at the...

Henwood, I began gliding at Booker in 1983 at the age of 50....and have since flown over 3,000 hours in this and that, in the US, UK, Russia, and France and Spain! Grand for sightseeing. Booker...
25th Oct 2018, 09:59
Replies: 39
Views: 14,944
Posted By mary meagher

Did the duo discus have a handy pop-up engine? ...

Did the duo discus have a handy pop-up engine? they don't always get you out of trouble even if installed in the glider....One of the Jones lads was flying with a lady friend at Deeside, and...
23rd Oct 2018, 20:03
Replies: 95
Views: 5,330
Posted By mary meagher

Nurse2pilot, before you clutter up your lookout...

Nurse2pilot, before you clutter up your lookout (lack of attention to your lookout may lead to unpleasant surprises), if you intend to learn to fly and are not planning to immediately buy your own...
18th Oct 2018, 20:01
Replies: 86
Views: 9,548
Posted By mary meagher

Hello Broomstick Pilot, and the rest....I always...

Hello Broomstick Pilot, and the rest....I always understood that Australians did things backwards, like the low tow. Which calls for an interesting maneuver at the start of your takeoff; the glider...
10th Oct 2018, 19:22
Replies: 86
Views: 9,548
Posted By mary meagher

I hope you all saw the amazing photo on the first...

I hope you all saw the amazing photo on the first page....number 13....of the view from a glider over Scotland. O yes. A while ago I managed to achieve that same view, which proves that Scotland...
9th Oct 2018, 08:35
Replies: 86
Views: 9,548
Posted By mary meagher

Hey, Jazz83, DO NOT RUSH OUT AND BUY A GLIDER! ...

Hey, Jazz83, DO NOT RUSH OUT AND BUY A GLIDER! not yet, anyway. But in Scotland there are at least three of the finest gliding clubs and sites in the WORLD! no kidding. It has something to...
3rd Oct 2018, 19:38
Replies: 24
Views: 2,641
Posted By mary meagher

Ah, the standard Overhead Join! I was never...

Ah, the standard Overhead Join! I was never happy with it. Especially at Booker, High Wycombe, with helicopters hither and yon, with noise abatement special measures, etc etc. And those of us...
30th Sep 2018, 07:56
Replies: 24
Views: 2,325
Posted By mary meagher

Good morning Sandell. Flying isn't difficult,...

Good morning Sandell. Flying isn't difficult, only one thing must be NEVER NEGLECTED! (especially when you are tempted to look at all the fancy instruments.) .

And that one thing is LOOK OUT!...
3rd Sep 2018, 18:33
Replies: 32
Views: 3,041
Posted By mary meagher

I learned to fly gliders at High Wycombe, and...

I learned to fly gliders at High Wycombe, and then imported a Supercub from Texas. Since then more than three thousand hours, quite a few competitions, never won but had lots of fun trying. The...
30th Aug 2018, 06:55
Replies: 4
Views: 495
Posted By mary meagher

Good morning, Sam. Sometimes overlooked are the...

Good morning, Sam. Sometimes overlooked are the flight schools in New Jersey, just over the Hudson River from Manhattan. They would be less expensive, and easy to reach from Philadelphia if you...
28th Aug 2018, 08:49
Replies: 14
Views: 1,090
Posted By mary meagher

Sporty, the US is not a good place to get a...

Sporty, the US is not a good place to get a glider rating! At the gliding school I visited in Florida, the instructors had never flown cross country! When you look at the scenery, possible...
3rd Aug 2018, 17:30
Replies: 8
Views: 1,154
Posted By mary meagher

Hello ellisr! I would recommend Florida, year...

Hello ellisr! I would recommend Florida, year round good weather, and density altitude not a problem. As Florida is a big state, airfields everywhere; I even did some training in Orlando, and did a...
26th Jul 2018, 14:55
Replies: 44
Views: 13,795
Posted By mary meagher

Intermittent engine failure by far the most...

Intermittent engine failure by far the most dangerous, and to have been flying in display formation over Duxford, not a lot of altitude but I think he did everything right. Every time flying cross...
7th Jun 2018, 09:44
Replies: 51
Views: 5,840
Posted By mary meagher

I've crossed the water a couple of times in my...

I've crossed the water a couple of times in my Supercub, that was about thirty years ago! but I did talk to the controller after taking off from the UK, and asked him nicely if I could fly as...
6th Jun 2018, 19:55
Replies: 23
Views: 4,701
Posted By mary meagher

No, never. Now that I am unqualified to fly solo...

No, never. Now that I am unqualified to fly solo being over 85 years old, I fly now with a safety pilot...usually an instructor and I trust he or she is carrying two pair of spectacles within easy...
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