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29th May 2017, 13:51
Replies: 634
Views: 295,005
Posted By Howard Long

The devil is in the detail. BA made redundant...

The devil is in the detail. BA made redundant hundreds of local IT employees less than a year ago, directly replacing many of them with Tier 2 intra-company transferees supplied by Tata to work in...
31st Dec 2014, 10:33
Replies: 85
Views: 11,320
Posted By Howard Long

My understanding that as a PPL in training, there...

My understanding that as a PPL in training, there was a requirement for the airfield to have a fire service. At Fairoaks, we had to get back before 6pm when the tower and fire service finished. It...
25th Sep 2014, 20:48
Replies: 41
Views: 13,919
Posted By Howard Long

To be fair, although I don't write down the...

To be fair, although I don't write down the squawks and QNHs in the air now, I did do so throughout my training and earlier on in my flying career.

I don't know when it happened, but it was...
23rd Sep 2014, 09:18
Replies: 26
Views: 5,580
Posted By Howard Long

I passed my PPL last year, but to be honest I...

I passed my PPL last year, but to be honest I lacked a lot of confidence.

I suffered a couple of snafus very soon after my test as P1, one was a broken radio where I had to transmit blind to get...
19th Sep 2014, 19:54
Replies: 17
Views: 4,629
Posted By Howard Long

Was this already in place in the past week or so?...

Was this already in place in the past week or so?

I do transits through the Heathrow CTR pretty frequently, maybe one a week. I did two transits last Sunday, one direct Fairoaks to WOD NDB and the...
7th Jul 2014, 18:09
Replies: 118
Views: 82,762
Posted By Howard Long

I stand to be corrected, but there appear to be...

I stand to be corrected, but there appear to be some windows in the front of that A340, not sure what they might be there for though.
20th May 2014, 22:49
Replies: 24
Views: 7,460
Posted By Howard Long

Yip... ...

Yip...

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9th May 2014, 14:18
Replies: 29
Views: 5,115
Posted By Howard Long

> Age or cosmetic appearance? The two are linked....

> Age or cosmetic appearance? The two are linked.

I absolutely agree there's a link, but they aren't the same.

The OP talked about age originally, and we're now talking about having refitted...
7th May 2014, 23:25
Replies: 29
Views: 5,115
Posted By Howard Long

Is this about aircraft age, or about cosmetic...

Is this about aircraft age, or about cosmetic appearance?
18th Apr 2014, 20:36
Replies: 889
Views: 425,779
Posted By Howard Long

Three jailed for using laser pens at East Midlands Airport

BBC News - Three jailed for using laser pens at East Midlands Airport (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-27055841)
4th Apr 2014, 13:41
Replies: 39
Views: 8,442
Posted By Howard Long

Turned down a job with NextBase in the 80's who...

Turned down a job with NextBase in the 80's who developed Autoroute, and were bought by Microsoft for an undisclosed sum in the early '90s. Still keep in touch with some of the founders who mostly...
27th Feb 2014, 21:27
Replies: 25
Views: 3,959
Posted By Howard Long

I am not sure who that is aimed at, but I don't...

I am not sure who that is aimed at, but I don't think anyone suggested that the airborne picocells were piggy backing off the terrestrial cell structure.

Just sayin'!
26th Feb 2014, 23:21
Replies: 25
Views: 3,959
Posted By Howard Long

I think you will find that the Mobile Telephone...

I think you will find that the Mobile Telephone Company's Ofcom Licence to operate prohibits aeronautical operation in which case you would be in breach of the licensing conditions! This was true of...
26th Feb 2014, 22:59
Replies: 191
Views: 149,270
Posted By Howard Long

I read somewhere that if your divide your age by...

I read somewhere that if your divide your age by 2, that's the number of hours to ballpark for going solo.


Although I'm told the shoe size analogy is more accurate. At least I think it was shoe...
26th Feb 2014, 13:02
Replies: 191
Views: 149,270
Posted By Howard Long

MJ That rings very true of my experience...

MJ

That rings very true of my experience when I did the PPL. I rarely, if ever, felt I'd actually mastered anything before rushing on to the next stage. This was particularly true of stall...
25th Feb 2014, 02:11
Replies: 36
Views: 15,609
Posted By Howard Long

I don't have the figures to hand now, but.... ...

I don't have the figures to hand now, but....

BTW, completely off topic, I travel to Campbell River once or twice each year to see family, can you by chance recommend a flying school nearby to get...
24th Feb 2014, 23:43
Replies: 36
Views: 15,609
Posted By Howard Long

FWIW, I should have been specific to state that...

FWIW, I should have been specific to state that at the weight stated, Synergy will almost certainly point you towards one of their PA28s rather than a C152.

I learnt on a C152, and at 15st, it was...
23rd Feb 2014, 22:16
Replies: 36
Views: 15,609
Posted By Howard Long

Agreed, Synergy will prolly do it, I'd say there...

Agreed, Synergy will prolly do it, I'd say there are PPLs around that size I am aware of there.
23rd Feb 2014, 16:17
Replies: 191
Views: 149,270
Posted By Howard Long

Daverehm FWIW, I went solo at 22.5 hours...

Daverehm

FWIW, I went solo at 22.5 hours aged 48. I too was getting frustrated, not with the instructor but with myself. I found the whole thing to be far more difficult than I anticipated. I...
14th Feb 2014, 17:01
Replies: 20
Views: 3,126
Posted By Howard Long

Another vote for Rant. Pays for itself many times...

Another vote for Rant. Pays for itself many times over compared to trying to nail the concepts in the air, especially if you're a bit old and crusty like me.
10th Jan 2014, 21:54
Replies: 42
Views: 7,418
Posted By Howard Long

No, they had an emergency landing earlier due to...

No, they had an emergency landing earlier due to a fuel blockage. Then they fixed the blockage on the beach and tried to take off again - which failed.

The reporter said "imagine having two crash...
11th Oct 2013, 23:26
Replies: 9
Views: 2,172
Posted By Howard Long

I started and completed my PPL at Synergy this...

I started and completed my PPL at Synergy this year who are based at Fairoaks, just off J12 Chertsey/Woking junction of the M25. They do trial lessons of varying lengths. I live in SW3 and found it...
3rd Aug 2013, 16:07
Replies: 9
Views: 3,415
Posted By Howard Long

Fwiw, Pooley's vol 8 = Pooleys Q&A book. ...

Fwiw, Pooley's vol 8 = Pooleys Q&A book.

Also, "Trevor Thom" books oft quoted are the forerunners of Pooleys Air Pilot Manual.

The PPL confuser book seems to have morphed into the Great Circle...
2nd Aug 2013, 22:26
Replies: 9
Views: 3,415
Posted By Howard Long

I used the Pooley's series air pilot manuals,...

I used the Pooley's series air pilot manuals, together with the following...

Pooley's Q&A book: good colour explanations
AFE Simplifier: really good short cram sections
PPL Cruiser: immediate...
16th Jul 2013, 21:49
Replies: 4
Views: 910
Posted By Howard Long

I very recently did all the CAA PPL exams, I...

I very recently did all the CAA PPL exams, I think mylast one was aout a month ago. Be aware that there are currently seven exams, but from 1 September 2013 I believe it's nine, and there're some...
10th Jul 2013, 23:17
Replies: 57
Views: 11,917
Posted By Howard Long

Is this specifically written somewhere for these...

Is this specifically written somewhere for these devices, or are you simply saying that there is now no need for certification for comms equipment that does not require installation? I'm trying to...
10th Jul 2013, 20:48
Replies: 57
Views: 11,917
Posted By Howard Long

Are they approved for airborne use, as opposed to...

Are they approved for airborne use, as opposed to ground use?

Cheers, Howard
10th Jul 2013, 19:58
Replies: 57
Views: 11,917
Posted By Howard Long

I don't believe there are any currently marketed...

I don't believe there are any currently marketed handheld radios that are certified in Europe for airborne use.

Most likely they do not have sufficient broadcast band filtering: VHF aviation band...
10th Jul 2013, 19:53
Replies: 57
Views: 11,917
Posted By Howard Long

"Agree with the icom. Agree with at least having...

"Agree with the icom. Agree with at least having a T connector to the present COM antenna installed, so you get the range. "

Not sure how you were intending to do this. If you we're simply...
24th Jun 2013, 21:01
Replies: 24
Views: 3,285
Posted By Howard Long

The problem with two instructors is that they...

The problem with two instructors is that they will teach slightly different recipes. You have enough on your plate without having to get confused with two different methods. You will take more hours...
22nd Jun 2013, 14:37
Replies: 26
Views: 14,235
Posted By Howard Long

...and they have to be "alcoholic". The...

...and they have to be "alcoholic". The non-alcoholic wipes do not work. At all. Been there, etc.
22nd Jun 2013, 05:49
Replies: 26
Views: 14,235
Posted By Howard Long

I realise this is going against the grain, but I...

I realise this is going against the grain, but I purchased the Pooley's kit at the recommendation of the school. They weren't pushy about it, the first day I went in there I asked for suggestions and...
21st Jun 2013, 22:27
Replies: 18
Views: 5,901
Posted By Howard Long

I did mine about five or six weeks ago. It is the...

I did mine about five or six weeks ago. It is the first exam I'd taken in 27 years.

I used the Pooley's Trevor Thom red book, vol 2. It is hard going. I read the whole air law section first, but a...
15th Jun 2013, 20:20
Replies: 178
Views: 38,443
Posted By Howard Long

"Runway 21 is" Both ends are clear of...

"Runway 21 is"

Both ends are clear of buildings, just fields, unless there has been some recent development.
15th Jun 2013, 19:46
Replies: 178
Views: 38,443
Posted By Howard Long

"If this had happened at say Southend, then the...

"If this had happened at say Southend, then the option to turn back would have been the only one since its built up for miles with nothing at the end of the runway but buildings."

But it wasn't at...
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