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19th Jan 2020, 23:34
Replies: 41
Views: 4,556
Posted By FREDAcheck

A quick mention in a list of leisure activities...

A quick mention in a list of leisure activities may be good (provided it's not the only leisure activity), but don't put it on tinder/grindr.

"How do you know when you're half way through your...
24th Jul 2019, 18:31
Replies: 5
Views: 1,384
Posted By FREDAcheck

That's a good idea. It should also collate the...

That's a good idea. It should also collate the output for download on a PC as a spreadsheet (CSV) for accounting and engine logs.

And of course, there would have to be both Android and ios...
7th Apr 2018, 12:31
Replies: 93
Views: 17,909
Posted By FREDAcheck

There are slight restrictions on Class G...

There are slight restrictions on Class G (including a MATZ) being uncontrolled.

If you are in communication with a controller (including for a Basic Service) then controllers can issue...
16th Mar 2018, 17:59
Replies: 16
Views: 1,814
Posted By FREDAcheck

Or get a Pooleys or AFE VFR guide. The entries...

Or get a Pooleys or AFE VFR guide. The entries are generally more readable than the official AIP documents.

Or see http://www.fairoaksairport.com/pilot-airfield-information and get the...
14th Mar 2018, 12:18
Replies: 16
Views: 1,814
Posted By FREDAcheck

For a newcomer flying around London, my...

For a newcomer flying around London, my suggestions:

Talk to Farnborough LARS (check the appropriate frequency - one of three depending on where you approach London). If you squawk Mode C (or S)...
13th Mar 2018, 11:46
Replies: 16
Views: 1,814
Posted By FREDAcheck

So you can get away from it as fast as possible?

So you can get away from it as fast as possible?
12th Mar 2018, 15:59
Replies: 13
Views: 1,860
Posted By FREDAcheck

I think it is important to have someone looking...

I think it is important to have someone looking at the user experience (by talking to users) separate from the system designers and coders.

When the designers/coders talk to users, they tend to...
11th Mar 2018, 10:05
Replies: 13
Views: 1,641
Posted By FREDAcheck

Wot others say: NATS EasyVFR Basic: free...

Wot others say:

NATS EasyVFR Basic: free and will keep you out of where you shouldn't be. Works on Android, think it works on ipad
Skydemon for planning and navigation. Costs, but superb. ...
30th Aug 2017, 22:52
Replies: 67
Views: 9,805
Posted By FREDAcheck

You mentioned sun in your eyes. What can be...

You mentioned sun in your eyes.

What can be scary for a newish pilot (certainly was for me) is to be flying in good vis late in the afternoon, then turn towards the sun and find you can't see a...
27th Aug 2017, 10:51
Replies: 201
Views: 34,831
Posted By FREDAcheck

There's a difference between clothing worn for...

There's a difference between clothing worn for safety or convenience to the task in hand, and a uniform.
27th Aug 2017, 10:50
Replies: 201
Views: 34,831
Posted By FREDAcheck

No, not really. The term "commander" is simply...

No, not really. The term "commander" is simply used to describe the person in charge of the vessel. It does not imply that the commander should have any particular title or wear bars. Titles and...
26th Aug 2017, 17:39
Replies: 201
Views: 34,831
Posted By FREDAcheck

I don't think "Captain" refers to how many people...

I don't think "Captain" refers to how many people you can kill. It is a rank used in military organisations, and a title used in civil organisations. It goes with the uniform that those...
25th Aug 2017, 12:07
Replies: 201
Views: 34,831
Posted By FREDAcheck

Well I don't think I've quite lost my mind yet,...

Well I don't think I've quite lost my mind yet, and I'm not in the slightest outraged by whatever people wear. People have a perfect right to wear what they want. And I have a perfect right to...
24th Aug 2017, 15:47
Replies: 201
Views: 34,831
Posted By FREDAcheck

Wow! I didn't know wearing gold bars stopped you...

Wow! I didn't know wearing gold bars stopped you bending metal and infringing. I'll order some right away.
24th Aug 2017, 15:25
Replies: 201
Views: 34,831
Posted By FREDAcheck

I'll take your word for that, but in small strips...

I'll take your word for that, but in small strips in the UK it won't do you any good. When I landed at a strip somewhere I'd not been before I asked if I need to wear hi-viz and they said no, but...
12th Apr 2016, 13:27
Replies: 89
Views: 12,977
Posted By FREDAcheck

Commercially WRONG or morally WRONG? Or indeed...

Commercially WRONG or morally WRONG? Or indeed is there even a difference? As there is a commercial arrangement with the existing customer, does that imply a moral obligation to be nice to them,...
12th Apr 2016, 11:47
Replies: 89
Views: 12,977
Posted By FREDAcheck

Well, that "Ladder of Loyalty" makes it pretty...

Well, that "Ladder of Loyalty" makes it pretty clear why a street-smart, savvy business will realise that a prospect is not commercially deserving of much courtesy.

Milton Friedman famously said...
10th Apr 2016, 21:38
Replies: 89
Views: 12,977
Posted By FREDAcheck

I'm a little disappointed to hear people...

I'm a little disappointed to hear people defending discourteous behaviour from flying schools on the justification that courtesy is to be granted on the basis of potential profit. If they’re not...
13th Feb 2016, 18:27
Replies: 202
Views: 26,990
Posted By FREDAcheck

Footwear? No way. But watches, now there's the...

Footwear? No way. But watches, now there's the thing. Real pilots wear Proper (i.e. expensive) Pilot Watches.

Me, I have a cheapo watch and a digital stopwatch (5 from Argos - yes, I admit...
12th Feb 2016, 22:51
Replies: 202
Views: 26,990
Posted By FREDAcheck

Yes! (and another line of rubbish to make...

Yes!

(and another line of rubbish to make the message more than 10 characters, or PPRUNE won't post it)
12th Feb 2016, 14:16
Replies: 202
Views: 26,990
Posted By FREDAcheck

More accurately, I think: pilots like to think...

More accurately, I think: pilots like to think that chicks love that stuff.

Typical jokes told by women about pilots:

How do you know when you're half way through your first date with a pilot? ...
11th Oct 2015, 11:15
Replies: 6
Views: 2,217
Posted By FREDAcheck

Or to find it on the NATS site: NATS | AIS -...

Or to find it on the NATS site:
NATS | AIS - Home (http://www.nats-uk.ead-it.com/public/index.php.html)

Then click AIP, "Aerodrame Index - Specific", then "Manchester", then "AD 2-EGCC-4-1".
16th Sep 2015, 16:21
Replies: 19
Views: 4,021
Posted By FREDAcheck

I have SD on a Tesco Hudl 2, but also run it on a...

I have SD on a Tesco Hudl 2, but also run it on a Samsung smartphone in my pocket as a backup. A smartphone is smaller than ideal, but way way better than nothing and fine for a backup.



I...
16th Sep 2015, 00:18
Replies: 19
Views: 4,021
Posted By FREDAcheck

I tried it as a drinks mat, but my gin and tonic...

I tried it as a drinks mat, but my gin and tonic slips off the screen.
20th Aug 2015, 23:58
Replies: 26
Views: 3,401
Posted By FREDAcheck

Not sure why people are recommending an iPad with...

Not sure why people are recommending an iPad with an external GPS.

With all the tablets and phones I've used (mainly but not exclusively Android rather than Apple) the built-in GPS has been fine. ...
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