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6th Dec 2021, 12:53
Replies: 10
Views: 1,514
Posted By Dave Gittins

For our flight to the USA, we've just booked...

For our flight to the USA, we've just booked lateral flow tests the day before and apparently will have the results in 40 minutes.

Not sure if the 3-5 days tests after arrival in the USA are...
Forum: Jet Blast
2nd Dec 2021, 13:13
Replies: 97
Views: 8,164
Posted By Dave Gittins

On the occasions in the dim past when the slave...

On the occasions in the dim past when the slave cylinder seals have gone, its been a matter of starting it in first gear from stopped at the lights on the starter motor. After that it was easy. -...
2nd Dec 2021, 13:01
Replies: 13
Views: 1,407
Posted By Dave Gittins

The UK Secretary of State for Transport could...

The UK Secretary of State for Transport could have told him !
1st Dec 2021, 14:06
Replies: 13
Views: 1,407
Posted By Dave Gittins

Not to mention saving over a grand a year that I...

Not to mention saving over a grand a year that I can spend on flying.

Just a shame its non ICAO requiring my flights in the USA to be P u/t.
25th Nov 2021, 12:51
Replies: 89
Views: 6,579
Posted By Dave Gittins

Oh yes :D, I've had minis, 1100's, a Morris1300,...

Oh yes :D, I've had minis, 1100's, a Morris1300, an Imp, an MGB and a couple of Mk III Cortinas and fixed 'em no problem until I got an XR3i

Have had engine management box problems on an 02 BMW...
24th Nov 2021, 13:19
Replies: 89
Views: 6,579
Posted By Dave Gittins

My decades of experience is that Lycomings and...

My decades of experience is that Lycomings and Continentals, from 1930s agricultural origins,, whether normally aspirated or injected, can often be a pain to get going (requiring techniques my wife...
24th Nov 2021, 13:08
Replies: 12
Views: 684
Posted By Dave Gittins

Just done my "hour with an instructor" and I know...

Just done my "hour with an instructor" and I know he is fully vaxxed and boostered and so am I . Despite that, the club's protocol dictated that we masked up.

Am due to go to the USA over...
12th Nov 2021, 13:04
Replies: 2,390
Views: 2,744,117
Posted By Dave Gittins

But in this country 18 months means he'll be out...

But in this country 18 months means he'll be out for next Easter.:yuk:
10th Nov 2021, 13:12
Replies: 18
Views: 5,163
Posted By Dave Gittins

Angel A terrible accident that should never have...

A terrible accident that should never have happened but made huge contributions to CRM. (oops sorry thread drift :ok:)
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Nov 2021, 15:38
Replies: 45
Views: 3,141
Posted By Dave Gittins

If you ca get a battery that small that will...

If you ca get a battery that small that will charge the car .. why not just put it into the car, make it removable and take it someplace else to recharge it.
26th Oct 2021, 14:31
Replies: 61
Views: 5,965
Posted By Dave Gittins

My understanding is that one reason is because it...

My understanding is that one reason is because it allows IFR flight on an FAA license and the FAA IR is much easier to obtain than a UK PPL IR.
26th Oct 2021, 14:25
Replies: 13
Views: 2,029
Posted By Dave Gittins

The gate info in departures is typically not...

The gate info in departures is typically not available to the passengers until 30 minutes before boarding because the airport / airline does not want departing passengers at the gate before then.
...
Forum: Jet Blast
26th Oct 2021, 13:09
Replies: 43
Views: 2,882
Posted By Dave Gittins

I have heard of a new requirement that 13 amp...

I have heard of a new requirement that 13 amp sockets are now to be installed 1 metre above the floor to allow the disabled to easily access them. Seems a pretty dumb idea just guaranteed to get...
21st Oct 2021, 14:29
Replies: 20
Views: 3,148
Posted By Dave Gittins

So have you tried Chargeback on the debit card...

So have you tried Chargeback on the debit card transactions ? and Section 75 of the CCA for the credit card transactions ? You'd have to research it yourself, but I have a feeling that using PayPal...
21st Oct 2021, 13:09
Replies: 20
Views: 3,148
Posted By Dave Gittins

Did you pay by credit card and is it easier to go...

Did you pay by credit card and is it easier to go that way ?
20th Oct 2021, 13:44
Replies: 22
Views: 2,143
Posted By Dave Gittins

I didn't have any problems during the G7. I flew...

I didn't have any problems during the G7. I flew a Jodel from Newquay and apart from a non fly area over Carbis Bay and St Ives it was fine.
19th Oct 2021, 14:13
Replies: 2,390
Views: 2,744,117
Posted By Dave Gittins

I'm happy to be forgiving of genuine human error...

I'm happy to be forgiving of genuine human error (BTW it's Gittins not Gittens :}) but less so of (I speak of the original RTE posting now at least twice updated) poor, hasty, inaccurate, reporting,...
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Oct 2021, 15:54
Replies: 75
Views: 8,122
Posted By Dave Gittins

I recall Nick Ferrari interviewing Diane, he was...

I recall Nick Ferrari interviewing Diane, he was certainly banging his head against a brick wall about how many Bobbies / year you could employ for £10.00.
18th Oct 2021, 15:52
Replies: 2,390
Views: 2,744,117
Posted By Dave Gittins

My comment was based on the quality of media...

My comment was based on the quality of media reporting from www.rte.ie in the post above yours which said that "the crash was caused by the pilot flying too fast". The content under the link above...
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Oct 2021, 14:44
Replies: 33
Views: 6,404
Posted By Dave Gittins

I was once doing touch and goes on a snowy day at...

I was once doing touch and goes on a snowy day at Denver Sentinel and a big 'ole coyote was sat in the middle of the threshold looking straight down the centreline. He didn't move as I passed 20...
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Oct 2021, 14:36
Replies: 75
Views: 8,122
Posted By Dave Gittins

But why does one so young become so terribly and...

But why does one so young become so terribly and violently radicalised and by whom ?.

At that age why aren't they listening to pop music and shopping for the latest fashion or a new smartphone ?...
18th Oct 2021, 14:28
Replies: 2,390
Views: 2,744,117
Posted By Dave Gittins

As I read it he has pled NOT guilty and the case...

As I read it he has pled NOT guilty and the case (likely to last 2 weeks) has been pushed back to February 2023.

As far as the remainder of the accuracy of the reporting in the post above goes,...
14th Oct 2021, 13:01
Replies: 7
Views: 1,447
Posted By Dave Gittins

Thanks for that .. one of our guys had also...

Thanks for that .. one of our guys had also suggested going straight to 133.440 at Dorking rather than LARS West. As you say .. always have a couple of plans.
11th Oct 2021, 13:25
Replies: 7
Views: 1,447
Posted By Dave Gittins

The weather intervened. the White Waltham webcam...

The weather intervened. the White Waltham webcam right up to 10.00 am was showing it to be very murky and we abandoned the plan as we'd anticipated being back for noon.. I decided to do a few...
Forum: Jet Blast
7th Oct 2021, 12:18
Replies: 42
Views: 3,161
Posted By Dave Gittins

Out here in the sticks, there are lots of places...

Out here in the sticks, there are lots of places in the town and villages where the houses are terraced and have no driveways and there is nowhere to park other than in the road. I have seen it (I...
6th Oct 2021, 13:31
Replies: 7
Views: 1,447
Posted By Dave Gittins

Redhill to White Waltham

Flying from Redhill to White Waltham on Saturday morning. Not flown through Farnborough's space since it became class D.

Having quickly reviewed the net is it as simple as it says ?

LARS...
6th Oct 2021, 13:13
Replies: 32
Views: 15,378
Posted By Dave Gittins

What in hell were they hanging around for ? Read...

What in hell were they hanging around for ? Read the accident report for the Airtours at Manchester and then watch me go.
6th Oct 2021, 13:06
Replies: 10
Views: 2,766
Posted By Dave Gittins

Often had doubts about tie downs. A 5 gallon...

Often had doubts about tie downs. A 5 gallon drum with concrete in might seem heavy until you consider that the plane two of them are tied to is capable of lifting (more or less) 3 x 200 lb guys ...
30th Sep 2021, 13:57
Replies: 21
Views: 2,131
Posted By Dave Gittins

A Britannia 757 was the last thing I got a flight...

A Britannia 757 was the last thing I got a flight deck landing in, about 2004 at TFS. Tiede on the LHS then descended and continued the left turn to land on 07, I remember Golf Del Sur on short...
Forum: Jet Blast
30th Sep 2021, 13:41
Replies: 431
Views: 29,592
Posted By Dave Gittins

You are probably safe on Amazon for a short while.

You are probably safe on Amazon for a short while.
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Sep 2021, 21:43
Replies: 431
Views: 29,592
Posted By Dave Gittins

Chevvron Ö. I remember it and El Hierro was also...

Chevvron Ö. I remember it and El Hierro was also in the news in 2011. I spent Christmas on La Palma back in about 2002. Drove all round it. Seemed OK then but a couple of years ago was shown the...
24th Sep 2021, 21:23
Replies: 41
Views: 17,544
Posted By Dave Gittins

Iíve just booked our flights to Denver for...

Iíve just booked our flights to Denver for Christmas to see the family. Booking accepted, ESTA renewed, we are both double AZ vaccinated, which is apparently fine. Assume weíll need some sort of test...
24th Sep 2021, 21:13
Replies: 9
Views: 2,168
Posted By Dave Gittins

Thatís absolutely fascinating and far predates my...

Thatís absolutely fascinating and far predates my route tracking on Foreflight. Surprised the ET enroute didnít vary over 11 hrs 50.
22nd Sep 2021, 13:35
Replies: 145
Views: 52,924
Posted By Dave Gittins

If BA do elect to terminate shorthaul at LGW,...

If BA do elect to terminate shorthaul at LGW, will they (whenever life gets back to "normal" maybe next summer) have enough slots at LHR to grow the European business back to the size it was ? Or is...
21st Sep 2021, 13:25
Replies: 145
Views: 52,924
Posted By Dave Gittins

Pardon my ignorance but does BA - Lite just cover...

Pardon my ignorance but does BA - Lite just cover the Airbuses that aren't flying from Gatwick or does it include the Long haul 777s as well ?
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