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15th Apr 2021, 14:01
Replies: 14
Views: 1,156
Posted By scifi

The semi circular rule can hardly ever be used in...

The semi circular rule can hardly ever be used in the average spam-can in UK. If you want to fly at FL085, it will take you 20 minutes to climb to that altitude at cruise climb speeds, and a...
21st Mar 2021, 12:03
Replies: 33
Views: 3,316
Posted By scifi

In 15 years of flying a C172, I have never heard...

In 15 years of flying a C172, I have never heard the stall warner in flight, or during a landing. It works Ok when tested, but maybe my noise cancelling headset is reducing the volume from the reed...
6th Mar 2021, 15:57
Replies: 69
Views: 4,959
Posted By scifi

BUMFFPITCHH.. H?

Hi Guys, I was just going through the various 'aid memoirs' that we accumulate over the years, and it struck me that maybe I was doing the H for Hatches wrongly.
When taught in a PA 38 the H meant...
6th Mar 2021, 14:55
Replies: 14
Views: 1,895
Posted By scifi

It could affect your passengers if you fly Wood...

It could affect your passengers if you fly Wood and Canvas airplanes. Should be pretty safe with 16g aluminium between the aerial and the seats.
4th Mar 2021, 10:52
Replies: 14
Views: 1,895
Posted By scifi

So you are no longer able to warm up your...

So you are no longer able to warm up your neighbour with your 400 Watts and 36 dB Parabolic Dish. . . .
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28th Feb 2021, 13:17
Replies: 20
Views: 3,520
Posted By scifi

Well I suppose there is a glimmer of light on the...

Well I suppose there is a glimmer of light on the horizon; I just saw that the Long Myndd Gliding club managed to launch a couple of gliders last Wednesday.
However no Tier 4 or Welsh members are...
26th Feb 2021, 22:06
Replies: 20
Views: 3,520
Posted By scifi

I am very pessimistic about the future of GA in...

I am very pessimistic about the future of GA in this country. Covid is not going to go away, so Fly-Ins will not be possible. Also many of the older fliers will just hang up their goggles, as...
27th Jan 2021, 12:03
Replies: 25
Views: 4,454
Posted By scifi

Cut the guy some slack, this is sleepy old rural...

Cut the guy some slack, this is sleepy old rural Anglesey, not Moscow. . .
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22nd Dec 2020, 15:57
Replies: 73
Views: 12,543
Posted By scifi

Don't forget your right hand is the one you write...

Don't forget your right hand is the one you write with..... Unless you are left handed.... or ambidexterous.
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Also make sure the aircraft that you are following downwind, is still in the...
22nd Oct 2020, 19:39
Replies: 9
Views: 2,292
Posted By scifi

Is there one each side, that both need...

Is there one each side, that both need replacing..?
22nd Oct 2020, 14:04
Replies: 33
Views: 7,014
Posted By scifi

For those lucky enough to be really high above...

For those lucky enough to be really high above the earth, the amount of 'earth' that you can see is equal to 180 degrees minus the angle of the size of the earth.
So if earth subtends an angle of 30...
22nd Oct 2020, 12:34
Replies: 9
Views: 2,292
Posted By scifi

Cessna 172, 182 etc Costly AD.

It has been reported that the FAA have introduced a Cessna AD that checks for cracks in the doorframes of many aircraft....
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19th Sep 2020, 17:13
Replies: 26
Views: 3,267
Posted By scifi

I used to have an old Petter Stationary engine,...

I used to have an old Petter Stationary engine, with a BTH Impulse Magneto which was timed for a spark at tdc. It would start from zero speed, just pull the flywheel slowly over compression, and...
31st Jul 2020, 18:30
Replies: 40
Views: 6,933
Posted By scifi

Thanks for all the diverse replies I have had so...

Thanks for all the diverse replies I have had so far... Not too sure what an EFT is though.
In our Cessna owners group, we have had three pilots who needed the PPL plus more hours to attempt to...
29th Jul 2020, 14:14
Replies: 40
Views: 6,933
Posted By scifi

SEP PPL any good for RAF career..?

Hi guys, I wonder if the RAF still use the PPL as the first step for RAF Flying Officers.
If you already have a PPL, that must be worth a couple of rungs on the job ladder.
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4th Jul 2020, 10:29
Replies: 14
Views: 1,807
Posted By scifi

First thing I would do is check there are any...

First thing I would do is check there are any sizeable landing fields within gliding distance of the aerobatic box, before flying your manoeuvres.
It must be a club aircraft, as no-one would own a...
15th Jun 2020, 17:29
Replies: 42
Views: 5,379
Posted By scifi

What's your qualification to refute that paper? ...

What's your qualification to refute that paper?

Well it's the old 'Plot four random points on a graph trick.'.... Extrapolate the straight line to infinity, and we are all doomed.
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Forum: ATC Issues
14th Jun 2020, 23:16
Replies: 8
Views: 2,444
Posted By scifi

ATC and FR24.

Hi All, I was under the impression that London Information had no radar service but just used a large map with several Post-It Notes, to contain all their information. However I was given some...
14th Jun 2020, 12:09
Replies: 42
Views: 5,379
Posted By scifi

The interesting thing with the Isle of Man is...

The interesting thing with the Isle of Man is that they haven't had a detected case of Covid-19 for 24 days.
So it is almost safe to say that there are no Virus Particles left alive on the Island. ...
9th Jun 2020, 09:58
Replies: 42
Views: 5,379
Posted By scifi

It could be that he was a Post-Solo PPL student,...

It could be that he was a Post-Solo PPL student, where his instructor told him to do some circuits.
Not too sure if he would be allowed to do a short cross-country, as a local 'familiarising flight'...
30th May 2020, 19:18
Replies: 15
Views: 4,121
Posted By scifi

They have promised to sqwalk 6666 once they are...

They have promised to sqwalk 6666 once they are west of Norway..
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29th May 2020, 13:22
Replies: 30
Views: 4,285
Posted By scifi

As of today, Friday 29th, we are allowed to drive...

As of today, Friday 29th, we are allowed to drive up to 5 miles in Wales. Fortunately for me the border is only 1 mile away, before the English unlimited mileage rules apply.

Maybe those that have...
23rd May 2020, 14:10
Replies: 11
Views: 979
Posted By scifi

Thanks for the replies so far. The throttle...

Thanks for the replies so far. The throttle jammed scenario has happened to me twice, once on a motor-cycle and once with a model aircraft.
For the motor-cycle I had to change into top gear and...
21st May 2020, 21:48
Replies: 11
Views: 979
Posted By scifi

Practice PAN scenarios..

Whilst training, it is often mentioned that you should try a Practice PAN on 121.500. I was just wondering what possible scenarios could you use, and came up with...

'Practice Pan, my throttle...
21st May 2020, 10:16
Replies: 30
Views: 4,285
Posted By scifi

Watch out for the F15 Dragons..

Watch out for the F15 Dragons..
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