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8th Nov 2014, 13:05
Replies: 42
Views: 13,821
Posted By Corsican

I knew I was going to solo soon and over thought...

I knew I was going to solo soon and over thought everything beforehand and overcontrolled with the instructor. Unsurprisingly, my instructor did not let me go. Came back the next morning, did one...
7th Oct 2014, 09:31
Replies: 45
Views: 10,068
Posted By Corsican

Hi WP You may have interpreted what I was...

Hi WP

You may have interpreted what I was trying to say too literally or alternatively, I did not express myself clearly enough.

My point is that with a PPL, you have satisfied the minimum...
6th Oct 2014, 13:56
Replies: 45
Views: 10,068
Posted By Corsican

It took me about 18 months for my PPL and that...

It took me about 18 months for my PPL and that includes 4-5 months spread across that time for family holidays and where the weather annihilated flying (e.g. 7 weekends in a row). I was with the...
28th Jun 2014, 11:02
Replies: 21
Views: 7,155
Posted By Corsican

Foxmoth - funnily enough, I was looking at the...

Foxmoth - funnily enough, I was looking at the Ultimate High website the other day. Given the price with the aeros option, has anyone done a flight instructor rating just to improve the flying skills...
26th Jun 2014, 12:29
Replies: 21
Views: 7,155
Posted By Corsican

I fly out of Denham and passed in March. I then...

I fly out of Denham and passed in March. I then did about 5-7 solo flights (you can't take pax up until you actually receive your licence) doing some short navs and landaways (I really enjoyed my...
9th May 2014, 13:21
Replies: 29
Views: 5,109
Posted By Corsican

Heston - your quote made me smile. Apart from the...

Heston - your quote made me smile. Apart from the fact that I never knew they painted the pedals, the (limited number of) planes I have been in have such shiny, smooth pedals that a) it is hard to...
6th May 2014, 13:21
Replies: 7
Views: 1,848
Posted By Corsican

The Pilot Centre at Denham - The Pilot Centre -...

The Pilot Centre at Denham - The Pilot Centre - Price List (http://www.thepilotcentre.co.uk/price_list.php)

C152 £125 or discounted £115
C172 £145 or discounted £135
PA28 £145 or discounted...
6th May 2014, 12:43
Replies: 29
Views: 5,109
Posted By Corsican

Hi there, I learnt at The Pilot Centre at...

Hi there,

I learnt at The Pilot Centre at Denham (great instructors) and still rent from there. The C152's are indeed quite dated and whilst I noticed this in perhaps my first flight, it tends...
24th Feb 2014, 10:10
Replies: 11
Views: 2,680
Posted By Corsican

Chevvron I think the one place on the...

Chevvron

I think the one place on the island I have not properly visited is Ajaccio (apart from the airport); perhaps this year. Either way, I absolutely second your view on Corsica. I spend...
23rd Feb 2014, 22:33
Replies: 11
Views: 2,680
Posted By Corsican

Thuecl Somehow I missed your original reply...

Thuecl

Somehow I missed your original reply last year, so apologies for not responding to your question... I am pretty sure that the Aeroclub de Bastia will require a checkride of sorts...
26th Oct 2013, 03:54
Replies: 46
Views: 9,818
Posted By Corsican

The pilot called out what sounded like two(!)...

The pilot called out what sounded like two(!) rough running engines and flew a low circuit, coming in with what looked like a lot of energy. Main thing is that everyone was ok.
20th Jul 2013, 04:56
Replies: 11
Views: 2,680
Posted By Corsican

I've flown out of Bastia (Aéroclub Bastia Saint...

I've flown out of Bastia (Aéroclub Bastia Saint Exupéry (http://aeroclub-saint-exupery.fr/)) a couple of times with my relative. The club has a couple of PA-28's which are in good shape (149 euros...
29th May 2013, 23:48
Replies: 29
Views: 4,686
Posted By Corsican

Funnily enough, my first watch in the late 1970's...

Funnily enough, my first watch in the late 1970's was a Mickey Mouse one and it was a gift so free! It was unfortunately destroyed when I decided to test if it was waterproof by putting it under the...
28th May 2013, 15:51
Replies: 4
Views: 3,681
Posted By Corsican

I am currently doing my PPL at The Pilot Centre...

I am currently doing my PPL at The Pilot Centre and am very happy there.

Very friendly bunch, any instructor is happy to chat with you about questions you may have if your instructor is flying...
27th May 2013, 07:01
Replies: 29
Views: 4,686
Posted By Corsican

Thanks all, that's really helpful. I have a...

Thanks all, that's really helpful.

I have a Laco (nice big dial, minutes clear and easy to read) which does the job except that it looses a few minutes here or there. It worked fine on the first...
26th May 2013, 10:46
Replies: 29
Views: 4,686
Posted By Corsican

PPL nav timepiece

Hello all

First post so nice to "meet" you.

I have finally started nav for my PPL and my current wind up watch tends to lose time erratically. I have seen some other posts on this and am...
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