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28th Jul 2022, 19:06
Replies: 7
Views: 591
Posted By Jan Olieslagers

Indeed the type of plane should be little...

Indeed the type of plane should be little relevant. Far more important to stick with the school/club and the instructor that best fits your personality. And - as pointed out above - get it over and...
18th Jul 2022, 09:06
Replies: 15
Views: 924
Posted By Jan Olieslagers

I was going to question this, but a quick check...

I was going to question this, but a quick check on Wikipedia confirms!

@topicstarter: apart from passports, immigration, customs &c, be prepared for Covid19 checks. For the moment there are almost...
17th Jul 2022, 19:08
Replies: 5
Views: 1,591
Posted By Jan Olieslagers

Is it known which bit of airspace he infringed...

Is it known which bit of airspace he infringed upon?
11th Jun 2022, 17:08
Replies: 5
Views: 980
Posted By Jan Olieslagers

Fly an ultralight then - the jets cannot go so...

Fly an ultralight then - the jets cannot go so slow :)
There are stories however of ultralights intercepted by Belgian Air Force helicopters ;)
11th Jun 2022, 15:54
Replies: 5
Views: 980
Posted By Jan Olieslagers

I suppose the story of one Mathias Rust is known...

I suppose the story of one Mathias Rust is known to you? Apart from that madman's episode, I heard stories of smuggling illegal cigarettes by light planes, every now and so often a wreck would be...
7th Jun 2022, 16:49
Replies: 14
Views: 1,467
Posted By Jan Olieslagers

Thanks, and no worries! At least you have lived...

Thanks, and no worries! At least you have lived long enough in France to take a relative look at things - which cannot be said for everybody ;).
6th Jun 2022, 15:47
Replies: 14
Views: 1,467
Posted By Jan Olieslagers

Probably meant...

Probably meant https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Goteik_viaduct which does look impressive, if not outright fearsome.
26th May 2022, 14:16
Replies: 9
Views: 2,170
Posted By Jan Olieslagers

That phenomenon is well known at many a...

That phenomenon is well known at many a recreational aerodrome. The interests are quite different, sometimes outright contrary.

In my experience (limited both in time and in area) rotary pilots...
25th May 2022, 20:57
Replies: 12
Views: 2,007
Posted By Jan Olieslagers

Ah, yes, it is not impossible to decipher. A...

Ah, yes, it is not impossible to decipher.
A Jasckarpoo it was, perhaps? (later: hm, not really. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thruxton_Jackaroo )
And TS might well have been meant as T's, I now...
25th May 2022, 20:25
Replies: 12
Views: 2,007
Posted By Jan Olieslagers

Whatever TS may mean, it is obvious that signal...

Whatever TS may mean, it is obvious that signal squares only add value if properly kept up, and adjusted to current situations and their changes.
I understood this was the reason for French...
25th May 2022, 18:12
Replies: 12
Views: 2,007
Posted By Jan Olieslagers

In decent times, aerodromes had a mandatory...

In decent times, aerodromes had a mandatory signal square including a landing T indicating the "active runway". Such a shame it is less and less in use, actually I heard (several years ago already)...
18th May 2022, 18:50
Replies: 51
Views: 3,674
Posted By Jan Olieslagers

Oh, one of those. Reminds me of the Zoche...

Oh, one of those. Reminds me of the Zoche diesels, been announced for several decades now, still nothing really available. How many promising engines haven't been announced, without ever becoming...
17th May 2022, 18:35
Replies: 51
Views: 3,674
Posted By Jan Olieslagers

The RED A03 is indeed a giant overkill for this...

The RED A03 is indeed a giant overkill for this requirement with its 500 HP - didn't we recently read here about its being certified or STD'd to a DHC Beaver? Even its A05 derivative would be too big...
17th May 2022, 16:19
Replies: 51
Views: 3,674
Posted By Jan Olieslagers

No crystal ball is thick or big enough for making...

No crystal ball is thick or big enough for making a reliable forecast five years ahead. Some general tendencies I seem to discern - without claiming to be Jeremiah :) :
* diesel, or something like...
13th May 2022, 16:52
Replies: 34
Views: 4,499
Posted By Jan Olieslagers

@Waltzer: thanks, that leaves not 1/256th of an...

@Waltzer: thanks, that leaves not 1/256th of an inch of margin for doubt.
6th May 2022, 12:14
Replies: 51
Views: 3,674
Posted By Jan Olieslagers

Yes, true. And at what prices? I ought to have...

Yes, true. And at what prices? I ought to have stated "Fossil fuels are dead for use like today. They will be around where they are irreplaceable but at prices forbidding recreational use as it is...
4th May 2022, 17:57
Replies: 51
Views: 3,674
Posted By Jan Olieslagers

Excuse me for being unimpressed. A letter of...

Excuse me for being unimpressed. A letter of Intent is not an order, not by a long way. How could it? This Alice thing has not yet flown (except as a scale model), to not even mention certification....
3rd May 2022, 14:54
Replies: 51
Views: 3,674
Posted By Jan Olieslagers

Precisely. On the long term, fossil fuels are...

Precisely. On the long term, fossil fuels are dead, and batteries are today the only realistic alternative. Still, they are far from being "market-ripe".

To me it seems rather that we will wait...
26th Apr 2022, 17:35
Replies: 51
Views: 3,674
Posted By Jan Olieslagers

I'm not so sure there. I'll readily agree that...

I'm not so sure there. I'll readily agree that "fossil fuels" in general will be available for quite a while - longer than my lifetime, sure enough. But fossil fuels ARE on the way out, and AvGas...
25th Apr 2022, 14:00
Replies: 34
Views: 4,499
Posted By Jan Olieslagers

Now on ASN too:...

Now on ASN too: https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/277638
25th Apr 2022, 11:37
Replies: 51
Views: 3,674
Posted By Jan Olieslagers

Which dramatically increases the energy density...

Which dramatically increases the energy density and with it the danger.
12th Apr 2022, 20:17
Replies: 34
Views: 4,499
Posted By Jan Olieslagers

Excuse me for considering this R_d B_ll Sh_t.

Excuse me for considering this R_d B_ll Sh_t.
27th Mar 2022, 11:45
Replies: 10
Views: 1,159
Posted By Jan Olieslagers

Even better: use a decent search engine.

Even better: use a decent search engine.
22nd Mar 2022, 18:59
Replies: 48
Views: 4,714
Posted By Jan Olieslagers

I think the right question would be "when do you...

I think the right question would be "when do you loose the ability to fly your aircraft with an acceptable degree of safety?"
A standard flight could be managed by many even after quite an extended...
7th Mar 2022, 18:40
Replies: 5
Views: 706
Posted By Jan Olieslagers

I have not a beginning of an answer to the...

I have not a beginning of an answer to the question, but should like to offer, for what it is worth, a little linguistical warning from the sideline: beware of the terminology, the classification of...
4th Mar 2022, 18:06
Replies: 8
Views: 934
Posted By Jan Olieslagers

I totally agree with the suggestion of not...

I totally agree with the suggestion of not relying blindly on satellite navigation (called "GPS" by many, though GPS is only one satellite constellation among several, GPS was only the first) : if...
2nd Mar 2022, 17:11
Replies: 10
Views: 973
Posted By Jan Olieslagers

Isn't that an IT question rather than an aviation...

Isn't that an IT question rather than an aviation question? Myself a free-lance IT'er I could perhaps offer some insight; but seeing the recently re-introduced splendid isolation I prefer to keep my...
20th Feb 2022, 11:59
Replies: 7
Views: 476
Posted By Jan Olieslagers

And who is going to handle all those applications...

And who is going to handle all those applications from people who have no real interest, or don't stand any chance of being selected? "Dirt" in this case includes useless applications.
20th Feb 2022, 11:20
Replies: 7
Views: 476
Posted By Jan Olieslagers

The wider you open the window, the more dirt...

The wider you open the window, the more dirt blows in. To me it makes sense to send the info only where serious candidates could be found. Such as aerodromes and aeroclubs.
16th Feb 2022, 17:50
Replies: 20
Views: 3,858
Posted By Jan Olieslagers

What's DV windows? Not a new "product" from...

What's DV windows? Not a new "product" from Microsnot, I hope?
12th Feb 2022, 15:05
Replies: 6
Views: 1,033
Posted By Jan Olieslagers

Let's team up: you fly the Waco, I fly the...

Let's team up: you fly the Waco, I fly the Beaver. Problem solved!
2nd Feb 2022, 17:28
Replies: 49
Views: 9,403
Posted By Jan Olieslagers

@megan, even if if this were not about a young...

@megan, even if if this were not about a young lady I would classify your questions as highly indiscreet.
23rd Jan 2022, 12:25
Replies: 49
Views: 9,403
Posted By Jan Olieslagers

Attaining so much performance from only 100HP can...

Attaining so much performance from only 100HP can only be achieved by squeezing the last bit out of everything; that must include using a very thin wing with very finely finished surfaces ("laminar...
22nd Jan 2022, 09:43
Replies: 49
Views: 9,403
Posted By Jan Olieslagers

Yes, and one that flirts with the legal limits of...

Yes, and one that flirts with the legal limits of ultralights. I know of one based in Belgium that remains on its previous Dutch registration because it was found impossible to register it Belgian -...
6th Jan 2022, 12:36
Replies: 6
Views: 915
Posted By Jan Olieslagers

Your chances are slim, I think: this sounds like...

Your chances are slim, I think: this sounds like a scheme that could work with an FBO in the USA, but there are precious few of those in Europe.
But for even a beginning of answers, you ought to...
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