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16th Feb 2021, 19:34
Replies: 6
Views: 1,018
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As always, it depends. Suppose, for a moment,...

As always, it depends. Suppose, for a moment, that your prop is adjusted so that full fine is 2700 RPM, while full course is 2100 RPM. And the engine is idling at 1200 RPM, and the governor is set to...
13th Dec 2020, 19:26
Replies: 16
Views: 2,367
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Another option would be to retain your UK issued...

Another option would be to retain your UK issued license (which will become non-EASA by Jan 1st) and seek a "validation of foreign license" from an EASA state. But the earliest you can start this...
16th Nov 2020, 13:32
Replies: 73
Views: 8,704
Posted By BackPacker

Sometimes I'm asking myself if it's not better to...

Sometimes I'm asking myself if it's not better to make the NDB approach to the opposing runway by default, and then do a circle to land. Once you reach minima it seems like with a circle to land...
28th Oct 2020, 13:45
Replies: 29
Views: 4,661
Posted By BackPacker

I'm in sort of the same boat, but the other way...

I'm in sort of the same boat, but the other way around. I have a UK CAA-issued EASA PPL, but I fly PH (Dutch) registered aircraft only.

I've got a few highly specific questions that hopefully...
10th May 2020, 20:15
Replies: 20
Views: 1,407
Posted By BackPacker

I'll put in a different view. Get that FAA book...

I'll put in a different view. Get that FAA book and read it. I generally find books written for an American audience to be a far more gentle introduction to a subject - sometimes to the point of...
16th Apr 2020, 09:00
Replies: 40
Views: 6,429
Posted By BackPacker

From what I read from the expert reports, Corona...

From what I read from the expert reports, Corona is here to stay and it will be pretty much impossible to prevent infections 100%. Right now all countries efforts are towards squashing the pandemic,...
10th Mar 2020, 12:21
Replies: 5
Views: 588
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https://www.amazon.com/Rod-Machados-Private-Pilot-...

https://www.amazon.com/Rod-Machados-Private-Pilot-Handbook-3rd/dp/0985932899/ref=sr_1_1?crid=2XABFH28NBXG3&keywords=rod+machado%27s+private+pilot+handbook&qid=1583842685&sprefix=rod+machado%2Caps%2C21...
1st Mar 2020, 11:39
Replies: 16
Views: 4,769
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Only in still air. Which it rarely is at that...

Only in still air. Which it rarely is at that altitude. And only under ISA conditions. Which are rare as well.

I would recommend spending some time with SkyDemon, or maybe another flight planning...
29th Feb 2020, 20:31
Replies: 24
Views: 6,651
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To me, this sounds entirely reasonable. You...

To me, this sounds entirely reasonable.

You mentioned that the airfield is 15 minutes flying time away. So it'll be at least 30 minutes by car. Commercial schools don't have taxi drivers on the...
27th Feb 2020, 14:20
Replies: 24
Views: 6,651
Posted By BackPacker

In the UK, Mr. Strasser, (then?) chairman of...

In the UK, Mr. Strasser, (then?) chairman of AOPA, convinced almost all airfields to subscribe to what is known as the "Strasser Scheme". It means that if a GA aircraft makes a genuine diversion due...
22nd Feb 2020, 20:55
Replies: 41
Views: 10,650
Posted By BackPacker

PIC means Pilot-In-Command, not Pilot-In-Control....

PIC means Pilot-In-Command, not Pilot-In-Control. It's perfectly fine to let a passenger have a go at the controls, as long as the PIC remains in command.

I volunteer for a Dutch charity where we...
22nd Feb 2020, 20:39
Replies: 26
Views: 2,594
Posted By BackPacker

Let me turn the argument the other way around....

Let me turn the argument the other way around. Suppose, for a minute, that all VFR aircraft do position reports, that all these reports are dead accurate, that there is a common set of reference...
21st Feb 2020, 09:03
Replies: 26
Views: 2,594
Posted By BackPacker

I don't necessarily agree with this statement....

I don't necessarily agree with this statement. Yes, I know where I am in relation to a particular VOR, if I'm using that VOR myself for navigation. But if, during my pre-flight planning, I chose to...
11th Feb 2020, 12:48
Replies: 26
Views: 2,594
Posted By BackPacker

Garmin 430 and family: "Direct To" the waypoint...

Garmin 430 and family: "Direct To" the waypoint (VOR), then press the OBS button. Using the physical round dial (if fitted & connected) or the pop-up menu of the 430 (if not), to set the OBS value....
17th Jan 2020, 10:39
Replies: 21
Views: 4,167
Posted By BackPacker

It took me nine months to get an IMC/IR(R) added...

It took me nine months to get an IMC/IR(R) added to my license. Biggest holdup was that the CAA would not accept I had an LPE-6, even though they had issued me a JAR-FCL PPL that said LPE-6 earlier...
30th Oct 2019, 10:52
Replies: 17
Views: 5,893
Posted By BackPacker

I do not agree with this. Aviation R/T is a...

I do not agree with this. Aviation R/T is a special language and it takes exposure (read: time) to get used to this. Of course you do get this exposure during your flying lessons, but it means you...
13th Jul 2019, 16:14
Replies: 17
Views: 2,583
Posted By BackPacker

A bit more practical information. Your phone...

A bit more practical information.

Your phone operates/transmits at a multitude of frequencies. They can broadly be classified as cellular (including Edge, 3G/4G and whatnot), bluetooth and wifi....
26th Jun 2019, 08:13
Replies: 15
Views: 4,067
Posted By BackPacker

Another tip that might help against...

Another tip that might help against overcontrolling: Don't hold the stick/yoke with two clenched fists, but with two or three fingers from one hand only. And, of course, make sure the aircraft is...
4th Jun 2019, 12:13
Replies: 33
Views: 7,253
Posted By BackPacker

Oh, and obviously, while you are investigating...

Oh, and obviously, while you are investigating this issue, DO NOT let yourself get into the same situation as before. So make sure the aircraft is fully settled in the approach configuration (slats...
13th Apr 2019, 16:55
Replies: 12
Views: 1,701
Posted By BackPacker

10 meters of water equals one bar of atmospheric...

10 meters of water equals one bar of atmospheric pressure. So 1 (vertical) cm of water equals 1 mb, equals 27 feet of altitude. It doesn't take much for the altimeter and ASI to be off.

Apart from...
27th Feb 2019, 13:36
Replies: 10
Views: 1,555
Posted By BackPacker

I'm a volunteer for the Stichting Hoogvliegers...

I'm a volunteer for the Stichting Hoogvliegers (Airsmiles Foundation) in the Netherlands. We fly with both physically and mentally sick/handicapped children all the time. I have personally done well...
26th Feb 2019, 07:58
Replies: 10
Views: 1,555
Posted By BackPacker

Are you going to fly for fun, or to get...

Are you going to fly for fun, or to get somewhere?

Flying for fun: Don't attempt it with kids younger than about six to eight years old. They don't appreciate the novelty/excitement factor of it...
22nd Feb 2019, 10:29
Replies: 3
Views: 937
Posted By BackPacker

You are right in the sense that the aerodynamics...

You are right in the sense that the aerodynamics don't change. A certain RPM gives you a certain IAS, independent of the wind. However, you were doing a ground-referenced maneuver (descending along a...
18th Feb 2019, 11:14
Replies: 9
Views: 2,307
Posted By BackPacker

Don't expect that it's going to be feasible to...

Don't expect that it's going to be feasible to fly the aircraft to a maintenance base that's more than a handful of hours away. Typical GA aircraft require at least a 50-hour check, which means it...
13th Feb 2019, 20:26
Replies: 7
Views: 2,390
Posted By BackPacker

Legal requirements are just a medical and an...

Legal requirements are just a medical and an instructor endorsement.

Note that typically schools have additional requirements, such as Air Low done & dusted. Also, an instructor endorsement is...
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