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31st Dec 2019, 16:19
Replies: 28
Views: 2,097
Posted By BroomstickPilot

Why not ask MAF?

Hi Dubbs,
If the excellent advice already given isn't enough, may I suggest that it may be worth contacting 'Mission Aviation Fellowship' to pick their brains about what you need: I'm sure they'll...
27th Aug 2019, 12:52
Replies: 3
Views: 1,071
Posted By BroomstickPilot

Hi T18, Tell your nephew not to bother with the...

Hi T18,
Tell your nephew not to bother with the PPL. A couple of years ago, when visiting the Farnborough Air Show, I got into conversation with an instructor at the joint services aircrew training...
2nd Jan 2019, 00:25
Replies: 16
Views: 1,873
Posted By BroomstickPilot

Hi again Udder 38, The following comments refer...

Hi again Udder 38,
The following comments refer specifically to training in the UK. The question of whether to learn to fly ab-initio on tail wheel aircraft or on tricycles has several ‘pros’ and...
31st Dec 2018, 23:36
Replies: 16
Views: 1,873
Posted By BroomstickPilot

Tail-wheel training advice

Hi Udder 38,
I hung my headset up about ten years ago. So what follows here is based on a reply I wrote for a Ppruner back then. I donít know how or whether the flight training milieu will have...
19th Oct 2018, 07:26
Replies: 85
Views: 11,087
Posted By BroomstickPilot

To Mary and Everybody

Thanks Glider Pilots, one and all, for some EXTREMELY interesting responses to my question on low-tow. It's clearly a much bigger subject than I thought it was.

Broomstick.
16th Oct 2018, 08:57
Replies: 85
Views: 11,087
Posted By BroomstickPilot

A Question for Mary Meagher

Hi Mary,
Thinking back to my own very short gliding career, I recalled how one day during an aero-tow my instructor demonstrated 'low tow'. For the benefit of those who have never done any gliding,...
21st Jul 2018, 09:26
Replies: 34
Views: 8,667
Posted By BroomstickPilot

Anybody else think Farnborough's Cr*p?

Hi Guys,

I have lived fairly close to Farnborough for over 30 years. Attending the bi-annual Farnborough Air Show has been one of my regular summer treats for a very long time. In more recent...
27th Jan 2018, 16:20
Replies: 253
Views: 74,061
Posted By BroomstickPilot

Hi Guys, I wish to respond to comments made...

Hi Guys,

I wish to respond to comments made on the first page of this thread.
I had hoped to comment earlier, using quotes from one of the financial newsletters I subscribe to, which I believed...
1st Jan 2018, 09:23
Replies: 76
Views: 11,993
Posted By BroomstickPilot

Hi Guys, Above Heston says they're 'charts, not...

Hi Guys,
Above Heston says they're 'charts, not maps'. This is interesting. When I first began to learn to fly in the late 1950s, my ex RAF instructor taught me that maps were used to describe land...
15th Dec 2017, 17:42
Replies: 28
Views: 5,015
Posted By BroomstickPilot

A civvie's two penneth: surely two can play the same game

Hi Guys,

When I was a very small child in the early 1940s I, along with everybody else in the civvy population, possessed a government issued gas mask. At the time it was feared that 'Jerry' might...
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Nov 2017, 07:54
Replies: 270
Views: 184,900
Posted By BroomstickPilot

Hi Guys, In this thread I have seen two or...

Hi Guys,
In this thread I have seen two or three comments to the effect that in the turn visibility from the cockpit of a high wing aircraft is poorer than from a low wing aircraft. If these...
14th Apr 2017, 11:20
Replies: 19
Views: 3,021
Posted By BroomstickPilot

Hi guys, first of all, please excuse the...

Hi guys,

first of all, please excuse the capitals; i have broken my wrist, have my arm in plaster, and so have to type one fingered!

Ripline, i note that your sport's organising body is called...
17th Jan 2017, 05:32
Replies: 12
Views: 1,696
Posted By BroomstickPilot

Thanks Steps

Hi Step Turn,

Thank you for a most informative response to my post. I begin to understand why flying seaplanes is so absorbing.

Regards,

BP.
13th Jan 2017, 11:18
Replies: 12
Views: 1,696
Posted By BroomstickPilot

Hi Guys, I'm totally ignorant of operations off...

Hi Guys,
I'm totally ignorant of operations off water but must confess to being fascinated by this thread.
Can anybody please tell me if the safety implications are any different if flying a flying...
27th May 2016, 13:17
Replies: 17
Views: 3,738
Posted By BroomstickPilot

Public Sector Pension Heist

Hi sharpend,

I may be able to throw some light upon this for you.

I am a civvy and for very many years was a local government officer. Most public sector pensions always were, and still are,...
26th May 2016, 11:06
Replies: 72
Views: 11,072
Posted By BroomstickPilot

Hi Guys, Please forgive a civvy private...

Hi Guys,

Please forgive a civvy private pilot who would like to comment.

It is often said that a camel is really a horse that has been designed by a committee.

However when the committee...
22nd May 2016, 10:31
Replies: 34
Views: 5,407
Posted By BroomstickPilot

Hi Sir George, Obviously, not all crashes are...

Hi Sir George,
Obviously, not all crashes are survivable precisely because of impact injuries, but many are. However you don't have to have a crash for fire to be a hazard. An instructor...
17th May 2016, 16:53
Replies: 34
Views: 5,407
Posted By BroomstickPilot

Hi ANCO, What you wear for flying depends on...

Hi ANCO,

What you wear for flying depends on how much flying you do, what you fly, where you fly (eg, arctic? tropics?) and what kind of flying you do.

For the average UK PPL, flying two hours...
13th May 2016, 10:47
Replies: 23
Views: 4,276
Posted By BroomstickPilot

Thanks Pipes

Hi Piperboy84,

Many thanks for a very comprehensive response.

What an interesting aircraft; I had no idea.

(It would seem that it's a pity rights to the Helio Courier could not have been...
11th May 2016, 08:07
Replies: 23
Views: 4,276
Posted By BroomstickPilot

Hi Piperboy84, I regret the matter you raise...

Hi Piperboy84,

I regret the matter you raise is not one I would have known anything about, so I hope you will forgive me for not posting about it.

However on another matter entirely, I have...
13th Oct 2015, 17:59
Replies: 8
Views: 1,705
Posted By BroomstickPilot

Places to consider

Hi Boriss,

I know nothing about Lee-0n-Solent.

However I can vouch for both Thruxton and Old Sarum, both of which should be reasonably convenient to where you are located with good instruction...
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Jul 2015, 07:36
Replies: 21
Views: 3,633
Posted By BroomstickPilot

In support of a lottery grant for the RAF Museum WW1 Exhibition

I should like to support previous posts in favour of lottery funding for the RAF Museum's First World War Exhibition. If internal funding was found for this cause, there would then be an avalanche of...
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Jun 2015, 08:14
Replies: 85
Views: 13,247
Posted By BroomstickPilot

Cotton flying suit

Hi Helimo,

I don't know why you want cotton as it would burn like a torch in the event of cockpit fire. (Don't use anything made of polycotton either because that melts onto your skin first - and...
1st Jun 2015, 07:00
Replies: 25
Views: 3,380
Posted By BroomstickPilot

Cub - a word of caution.

Hi Flying_Anorak,

Early in my sixties I took a trial ride in a Super Cub and much enjoyed it, however I pursued my flying elsewhere on other types.

Some years later, and now in my late sixties,...
20th May 2015, 08:36
Replies: 12
Views: 1,386
Posted By BroomstickPilot

sun glasses

Hi Shumway76,

To my knowledge the advice has always been to avoid photochromic glasses because, while they darken quickly in bright sunlight, if the sunlight fades they lighten very much more...
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