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15th Jun 2020, 12:22
Replies: 555
Views: 414,656
Posted By alland2012

Not staff and their future related. Sad and...

Not staff and their future related.
Sad and exciting at the same to time to see G-VLIP leave Manchester for the last time this morning..hats off to the pilots on board for the "wing wave" on the...
5th Jun 2020, 13:24
Replies: 24
Views: 2,386
Posted By alland2012

I did my taildragger add on in a Cub and a...

I did my taildragger add on in a Cub and a Stearman PT17. Until them I had been bumbling happily around the skies in either a C172 or PA28. I can honestly say working on my taildragger endorsement...
4th May 2020, 12:32
Replies: 12
Views: 1,013
Posted By alland2012

I was faced with this issue last year, I was...

I was faced with this issue last year, I was given a couple of contacts in the U.K. one ignored my message the other a guy a FAA cfi in Scotland offered to do my flight review if I flew up to Glasgow...
4th Feb 2020, 12:51
Replies: 15
Views: 1,786
Posted By alland2012

From personal experience I think you'll find it...

From personal experience I think you'll find it difficult to rent a plane for 3 weeks straight, most rentals double up as trainers, when I rent in the US 1 day maybe 2 is the longest I can take a...
18th Jan 2020, 13:07
Replies: 18
Views: 1,113
Posted By alland2012

My declaration email from the CAA does state the...

My declaration email from the CAA does state the exemption is only valid from 8th April 2019 until 8th April 2020 which is of course 12 months, so Iím confused by the wording in ORS4 No. 1301 where...
17th Jan 2020, 11:33
Replies: 18
Views: 1,113
Posted By alland2012

I went this FAA validation route in order to fly...

I went this FAA validation route in order to fly G-Reg aircraft in the UK on my FAA ticket, I had to submit certified log book copies to the CAA, complete the air law exam, Human Performance exam,...
5th Dec 2019, 10:07
Replies: 24
Views: 8,291
Posted By alland2012

So sad to see what was once a great airline reach...

So sad to see what was once a great airline reach the point of such distress. I lived in SA during the 80s and had to make regular trips back to the UK. Back then there wasn't a great choice of...
28th Nov 2019, 12:32
Replies: 27
Views: 36,305
Posted By alland2012

I have to agree, that was my thoughts when I...

I have to agree, that was my thoughts when I heard the age of the pilot. The sudden 1660 ft per min decent kind of suggests he possibly became Incapacitated or even unconscious, if this is proven to...
7th Oct 2019, 13:13
Replies: 2,647
Views: 2,499,691
Posted By alland2012

Anyone know if there is any truth in the rumour...

Anyone know if there is any truth in the rumour that Jet2 are adding the Greek Island of Skiathos to their destinations next summer ?

In conversation at the weekend with a hotelier buddy on...
24th Jul 2019, 10:52
Replies: 93
Views: 134,020
Posted By alland2012

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

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Transition through Class B airspace directly over Tampa International en-route to...
19th Jul 2019, 09:32
Replies: 92
Views: 107,778
Posted By alland2012

Question for any of you guys that have flown the...

Question for any of you guys that have flown the JSI Route, I seem to recall someone once telling me only the Captain can land there,which I found odd. Is there any truth in that ?
17th Jul 2019, 10:15
Replies: 92
Views: 107,778
Posted By alland2012

I've been to Skiathos many times, The road is...

I've been to Skiathos many times, The road is necessary to link properties and businesses who are on that side of the Island. There are traffic lights in operation on the road by 01 runway threshold,...
16th Jul 2019, 13:01
Replies: 11
Views: 6,630
Posted By alland2012

Most of my flying was in the US, so I got very...

Most of my flying was in the US, so I got very comfortable with ForeFlight for a number of years. I'm now mainly based in the UK so I didn't re-new my ForeFight subs. and took out a subscription with...
10th Jul 2019, 10:13
Replies: 60
Views: 23,661
Posted By alland2012

My apologies, yes I used the incorrect...

My apologies, yes I used the incorrect terminology by saying validation, it is in fact a declaration I've made on SRG2140
As rudestuff says above, you simply receive an email once the CAA have...
8th Jul 2019, 13:24
Replies: 60
Views: 23,661
Posted By alland2012

I did submit the 2140 form and followed the...

I did submit the 2140 form and followed the process exactly as instructed by the CAA, which was to submit forms 2140 and 2142, up to date copies of my log book to show I was current ref. flight...
8th Jul 2019, 11:16
Replies: 60
Views: 23,661
Posted By alland2012

I did eventually receive my FAA validation from...

I did eventually receive my FAA validation from the CAA valid for 12 Months (see my journey update in post #51 above)
So I'm good to go....well not quite, I now have to do the R/T exam to get my...
28th May 2019, 14:27
Replies: 2
Views: 1,710
Posted By alland2012

DC3 “D-Day Doll” N45366 flew over my home in...

DC3 “D-Day Doll” N45366 flew over my home in Lancashire Sunday afternoon en route to Duxford from Prestwick at 7,000ft but sadly the low ceiling made it impossible to see.
20th May 2019, 15:10
Replies: 1,549
Views: 1,718,575
Posted By alland2012

I flew back to Manchester from Orlando with TC...

I flew back to Manchester from Orlando with TC last week, I fly the atlantic route 4 or 5 times per year, usually Virgin Atlantic, but gave my business to TC for this last trip due to the ridiculous...
18th Apr 2019, 14:44
Replies: 60
Views: 23,661
Posted By alland2012

Just a quick update on the above situation...

Just a quick update on the above situation regarding FAA/CAA Validation.
With the 8th April looming I contacted the CAA and asked them will my current FAA validation simply get re-newed or will I...
16th Apr 2019, 12:25
Replies: 6
Views: 1,586
Posted By alland2012

Frank I can't comment on iFly as I haven't used...

Frank I can't comment on iFly as I haven't used it, but Foreflight has been my choice of EFB for my US flying for years, I don't have anything negative to say about it.
In the UK I use Sky Demon,...
15th Apr 2019, 11:00
Replies: 16
Views: 2,079
Posted By alland2012

Smile Non aviation people say to me ..."You still fly...

Non aviation people say to me ..."You still fly airplanes at 70 yrs old ?...You're crazy !...then I add on that not only do I fly at 70, the airplane I enjoy flying most is 74 yrs old ...that really...
3rd Apr 2019, 14:07
Replies: 8
Views: 1,577
Posted By alland2012

Having done most of my flying in the USA...

Having done most of my flying in the USA (Florida) I found I could be an "airport bum" for most of the day on any given day chatting and passing the time of day with many pilots if I had had the...
22nd Jan 2019, 11:16
Replies: 60
Views: 23,661
Posted By alland2012

Ebbie I have just spent the last 6 months jumping...

Ebbie I have just spent the last 6 months jumping through the hoops in order to validate my FAA PPL to fly in the UK.

1. I had to take the UK Air law exam - a week of study saw me through that...
9th Jan 2019, 15:53
Replies: 44
Views: 13,827
Posted By alland2012

I actually got through on the phone to the CAA...

I actually got through on the phone to the CAA licencing technical dept. today, it wasn't a very productive call. The lady I spoke to said "If your FAA declaration letter says it expires on the 8th...
9th Jan 2019, 11:20
Replies: 44
Views: 13,827
Posted By alland2012

Many thanks BackPacker, I appreciate your...

Many thanks BackPacker, I appreciate your feedback sir :ok:
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