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4th Nov 2016, 18:53
Replies: 60
Views: 8,732
Posted By vulcanpilot

My passengers don't: Juggle (often...

My passengers don't:


Juggle (often filthy) aircraft to drag their steed out of the hangar
Drag the aircraft out of the hangar
Crawl around on the grass preflighting the aircraft
Poke...
1st Nov 2016, 16:57
Replies: 60
Views: 8,732
Posted By vulcanpilot

Funny isn't it, pretty much every other sport or...

Funny isn't it, pretty much every other sport or hobby has its 'garb'. How often do you pass the Tour de France or IoM TT racers on the way to the airfield? Or how often do you find the Saturday...
23rd Aug 2016, 17:25
Replies: 18
Views: 2,816
Posted By vulcanpilot

With the iPad, I found when flying the Bulldog...

With the iPad, I found when flying the Bulldog (bubble canopy) that the black-bezel version would get incredibly hot whereas my wife's white-bezel version would remain relatively cool (actually still...
30th Aug 2015, 08:38
Replies: 1,757
Views: 908,304
Posted By vulcanpilot

Elevator PFC manual reversion? PFC manual...

Elevator PFC manual reversion?

PFC manual reversion has also been accountable for Hunter losses in service although aileron reversion is more tricky AIUI.
20th May 2015, 21:26
Replies: 12
Views: 1,412
Posted By vulcanpilot

I wear contacts for distance (and have for over...

I wear contacts for distance (and have for over 30 years) but due to age, now need readers for closeup work. Because I was always losing/breaking cheap readers, I bought a couple of decent pairs of...
18th Apr 2015, 19:22
Replies: 29
Views: 8,130
Posted By vulcanpilot

Just checked SD on my Mini 3 with my Bad Elf Pro+...

Just checked SD on my Mini 3 with my Bad Elf Pro+ and there are no issues with iOS 8.3 using that combo. Checked with both internal GPS off and then with both internal and external operating.

Bad...
6th Apr 2012, 21:15
Replies: 24
Views: 6,687
Posted By vulcanpilot

If you feel comfortable in "touching your...

If you feel comfortable in "touching your eyeballs", which believe me, a lot of people aren't, then contacts are far superior to any form of spectacles, for so many reasons.

I've been using soft...
24th Jun 2010, 21:29
Replies: 11
Views: 2,878
Posted By vulcanpilot

I know the feeling 'honda cbx', and my experience...

I know the feeling 'honda cbx', and my experience won't really help I'm afraid.

Three years ago after many emails and phone calls, I eventually managed to make arrangements with the school/club...
2nd Nov 2008, 09:24
Replies: 22
Views: 2,743
Posted By vulcanpilot

Not being a slave to fashion or badge snobbery I...

Not being a slave to fashion or badge snobbery I fly with a Racal Jetgard headset which I bought back in 1994; I have seen friends and other club members get through several pairs of DC's which seem...
21st Jul 2008, 09:49
Replies: 33
Views: 3,807
Posted By vulcanpilot

Not done Farnborough for many years, but as we...

Not done Farnborough for many years, but as we got bounced by RIAT I bought a pair of tickets for me and Mrs Vulcanpilot (and tickets to the Diamond Enclosure, which was nice away from most of the...
2nd Oct 2007, 09:47
Replies: 39
Views: 4,159
Posted By vulcanpilot

I remember my 1st couple of hours with fondness...

I remember my 1st couple of hours with fondness :eek:

I couldn't get used to the idea of shoving the stick forward to get the tail flying (was paranoid about over-cooking it and nosing over into...
15th Jul 2007, 21:37
Replies: 107
Views: 10,792
Posted By vulcanpilot

Coming in late on this thread but, yes, I have...

Coming in late on this thread but, yes, I have had an orbit request on final at Jersey. Due to a hang-up with a departing commercial. Other aircraft in circuit who were also orbiting and go-around...
15th Jul 2007, 21:16
Replies: 24
Views: 2,698
Posted By vulcanpilot

Me too. My license was issued in 1996 for...

Me too.

My license was issued in 1996 for life - I don't remember any strings attached. I expect it to remain for life, though if I 'vary' the terms of my license (such as go for an additional...
9th Jul 2007, 17:42
Replies: 29
Views: 5,041
Posted By vulcanpilot

Only now being reported on the local news (BBC...

Only now being reported on the local news (BBC Points West) - aircraft crashed at Clutton. 2 Dead, one a youngster.

Thoughts with the family/families.
Forum: Questions
16th Apr 2007, 15:57
Replies: 11
Views: 1,936
Posted By vulcanpilot

You may be interested to know that both the...

You may be interested to know that both the airports and HMRC sell this stuff off at auction houses around the country.

At our local commercial auction house, there is a particular section for...
16th Apr 2007, 09:36
Replies: 88
Views: 7,985
Posted By vulcanpilot

Dunno if this document is relevant ...

Dunno if this document is relevant

http://www.caa.co.uk/docs/33/CASPEC05.PDF

I use ex-MOD Mk25 life preservers (if they are good enough for the MOD.....) which are serviced by SEMS annually....
2nd Apr 2007, 16:21
Replies: 127
Views: 19,392
Posted By vulcanpilot

I agree wholeheartedly with Wessex Boy on the...

I agree wholeheartedly with Wessex Boy on the safety aspect.

I always wear a pair of RAF gloves (good grip, fire retardant and keep your hands clean). If its a bit blowy on the airfield, I wear...
28th Feb 2007, 09:19
Replies: 17
Views: 2,540
Posted By vulcanpilot

Try Hanningfield Metals: w w w ....

Try Hanningfield Metals:

w w w . hmsales.co.uk

They scrap quite a bit of commercial and military aviation hardware, though much less now than in the past.
10th Feb 2007, 09:30
Replies: 13
Views: 1,515
Posted By vulcanpilot

@Checkpointcharlie Thanks for the info and...

@Checkpointcharlie

Thanks for the info and the confirmation - looks like it isn't going to be too hard to sort out. Will phone & email this weekend and see what I can sort out.

The Real Aero...
9th Feb 2007, 20:23
Replies: 13
Views: 1,515
Posted By vulcanpilot

@David, Yeah, I know about the North of the...

@David,

Yeah, I know about the North of the island - we stayed there two years ago and whilst the South was wall to wall sunshine, the north was misty/cloudy.

We're going in June so hopefully...
6th Feb 2007, 21:07
Replies: 13
Views: 1,515
Posted By vulcanpilot

Thanks 100LL. Really useful info, and glad to...

Thanks 100LL. Really useful info, and glad to hear the YL on the desk can speak English, as being a typical Brit, I can only just get by with Franglaise - no way with Spanglish other than Ola and...
6th Feb 2007, 20:42
Replies: 13
Views: 1,515
Posted By vulcanpilot

Ah, excellent. I found an out of date reference...

Ah, excellent. I found an out of date reference to the aero club but no links! Need to bash Babelfish to translate properly but there doesn't seem any info on self-fly hire. If push comes to shove, I...
6th Feb 2007, 17:17
Replies: 13
Views: 1,515
Posted By vulcanpilot

Any aircraft hire at Tenerife North?

have been googling to try and find out of there is an aero club based at Tenerife North where I could hire a 4-seater such as PA28-161 or 181 for some airbourne sight-seeing. Am having no luck in...
7th Jan 2007, 13:26
Replies: 294
Views: 125,586
Posted By vulcanpilot

Breaking News - BRS closing airfield at 14:30

Just reported, BRS are closing the airport to all flights until Tuesday.
1st Jan 2007, 20:12
Replies: 294
Views: 125,586
Posted By vulcanpilot

If anyone has ever seen Mr Skipp on the TV...

If anyone has ever seen Mr Skipp on the TV spouting about his plan to take over the world (sorry, I mean the expansion plans for BIA) then you would see he most certainly is an accountant. Or perhaps...
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