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21st Jun 2020, 11:11
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Posted By mikehallam

Thank you for posting the Pre-War Spinning...

Thank you for posting the Pre-War Spinning Instructions.
So much to recall from my early days and to be happy to know that their technique was what we too were instructed to use.

Spinning was...
8th May 2020, 22:13
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Posted By mikehallam

Having watched the BBC TV programme broadcast...

Having watched the BBC TV programme broadcast from outside Buckingham Palace this evening I am conscious that without the likes of thousnads of Danny's and all our folk, we wouldn't be able to enjoy...
17th Apr 2020, 08:51
Replies: 41
Views: 5,713
Posted By mikehallam

The overwhelming reduction in burning hydrocarbon...

The overwhelming reduction in burning hydrocarbon fuels for perhaps three to six months predicates
​​​​​​a wonderful reduction in carbon dioxide release as well as pollution.
With cleaner air,...
15th Apr 2020, 12:38
Replies: 60
Views: 4,063
Posted By mikehallam

Smile Well to he 'helpful', [and once the chute and...

Well to he 'helpful', [and once the chute and payload jointly settle to a steady fall after the initial deployment] :-

The angle of descent does get less, the stronger the wind ! Smile
9th Apr 2020, 21:39
Replies: 14
Views: 1,677
Posted By mikehallam

Have now done 12 years at 50 hours per annum with...

Have now done 12 years at 50 hours per annum with a 912 engined Rans S6-116.
It's a delightful real aeroplane with safe short field ability and in which the pilot can enjoy using the controls to...
1st Apr 2020, 23:01
Replies: 11
Views: 1,154
Posted By mikehallam

Thanks for the cleaning tip. I must be lucky or...

Thanks for the cleaning tip. I must be lucky or the British rain does the job ?

They've been up about 8 years without being cleaned. In fact on one set it been up long enough for the home made...
1st Apr 2020, 15:13
Replies: 11
Views: 1,154
Posted By mikehallam

Have several solar arrays on the shed/hangar...

Have several solar arrays on the shed/hangar roofs at my strip where no other electricity. Three sets variously continuously connected to a pair of caravans' 12 volt batteries via two regulators. My...
21st Feb 2020, 16:40
Replies: 11
Views: 1,580
Posted By mikehallam

Damyn's Hall training likely carried out by...

Damyn's Hall training likely carried out by Deepak, who is a very experienced instructor. & one to one from what I hear.
Really you should drive down and meet him & make up your own t opinionas well...
7th Feb 2020, 16:14
Replies: 34
Views: 5,012
Posted By mikehallam

Provided cct. heights are nice round numbers...

Provided cct. heights are nice round numbers (800', 1000 etc.) above airfield height, QNH is simplest for me over the last 50 years of light aviation mostly UK, but a few in Australia, Jamaica, USA &...
24th Jan 2020, 16:35
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Views: 4,433
Posted By mikehallam

Here we are in easy reach of the Continent for...

Here we are in easy reach of the Continent for drug and/or people smugglers. It is amongst our various forces' tasks to check logged a/c movements against reported activity. These are generally...
24th Jan 2020, 13:06
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Views: 4,433
Posted By mikehallam

There must be many more reasons for 'booking'...

There must be many more reasons for 'booking' routines.

During ab inition PPL training at Mascot (Sydney) in 1969, we were required - at least when leaving the circuit - to book out where we were...
23rd Jan 2020, 15:10
Replies: 41
Views: 5,266
Posted By mikehallam

But shirly the 'itae' is already a plural and the...

But shirly the 'itae' is already a plural and the plural (or for that matter a possessive " 's ") is redundant.
8th Dec 2019, 14:22
Replies: 12
Views: 1,103
Posted By mikehallam

Leave it at home, use a neatly folded paper Chart...

Leave it at home, use a neatly folded paper Chart ?

Look out of the window once in a while ?

Try not to worry !
8th Dec 2019, 10:53
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Posted By mikehallam

Surely there must still be a goodly crowd who...

Surely there must still be a goodly crowd who scan this tribute thread several times a week which 'proves' that its spirit continues - as does our need for any scraps of reminiscence.
When yet...
7th Dec 2019, 15:56
Replies: 4
Views: 1,347
Posted By mikehallam

Seems perfectly sensible to abjure the P1 not to...

Seems perfectly sensible to abjure the P1 not to hang around wasting ''gliding'' time looking to reach a ''better'' looking field, just get it down PDQ.

mike hallam.
6th Dec 2019, 10:08
Replies: 22
Views: 4,443
Posted By mikehallam

But how really solid is "solid" ? In atomic...

But how really solid is "solid" ?

In atomic terms everything is mostly space with just a few electrons whizzing round a tiny Nucleus like a miniature Solar System.

It all depends on where the...
23rd Nov 2019, 08:52
Replies: 19
Views: 2,624
Posted By mikehallam

A​irbox AWARE do have proper CAA quarter and half...

A​irbox AWARE do have proper CAA quarter and half million
electronic Charts at modest cost as well as France etc. Their programme is excellent.
24th Oct 2019, 11:48
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Posted By mikehallam

Thank you again, What a lot of individual...

Thank you again,

What a lot of individual acts of heroism & bravery, which - largely only known to those near them - must have been an underlying reason for our eventually beating the Axis states....
23rd Oct 2019, 13:48
Replies: 50
Views: 14,591
Posted By mikehallam

Problem I fear is that ''microlight' Licencees -...

Problem I fear is that ''microlight' Licencees - who have not started off via PPL but - ab anitio will stll suffer (us) from lack of circuit adherence in height and pattern and RT too, as well as...
11th Oct 2019, 16:42
Replies: 16
Views: 2,414
Posted By mikehallam

FWIW. If a tube type & the a/c is used at...

FWIW.

If a tube type & the a/c is used at fields with Blackthorn hedges (Sloe) the hedge cuttings have vicious spikes which enter even a stout car and my tractor tyres !
Somehow despite feeling...
6th Oct 2019, 08:44
Replies: 46
Views: 14,753
Posted By mikehallam

Gusts and inertia and steady wind are not equal...

Gusts and inertia and steady wind are not equal for all planes.
29th Sep 2019, 16:23
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Posted By mikehallam

Multiple thank you Geriaviator for presenting...

Multiple thank you Geriaviator for presenting another fascinating chapter and with details how one man's skills & determination, amongst many others of course, helped the winning side.

It was...
16th Sep 2019, 18:00
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Posted By mikehallam

This is beginning well ! Thanks for entering...

This is beginning well !

Thanks for entering the start of an apposite WW II exploit here.
12th Sep 2019, 10:24
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Posted By mikehallam

With bated pen !

With bated pen !
9th Sep 2019, 14:43
Replies: 12,762
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Posted By mikehallam

Me thinks it's a shame if this forum subject...

Me thinks it's a shame if this forum subject falters when, inevitably, the very old initiators pass on, because I believe there's stuff out there that their children, grandchildren or other relations...
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