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2nd Sep 2019, 20:33
Replies: 40
Views: 13,872
Posted By BigEndBob

Seminars are ok for someone that's been out of...

Seminars are ok for someone that's been out of instructing for quite a few years, but if current a waste of time.
The written stuff they provide should be provided by the CAA, even if it's a pdf...
2nd Sep 2019, 07:53
Replies: 20
Views: 2,328
Posted By BigEndBob

In 15k sep over 40 years; Engine no response...

In 15k sep over 40 years;
Engine no response from pfl, ended up in a field with my instructor on basic flight training.
Dropped valve, put a/c down in a field.
Engine trying to stop at altitude,...
30th Aug 2019, 21:34
Replies: 2,056
Views: 2,520,045
Posted By BigEndBob

So has this aircraft been lifted from the sea...

So has this aircraft been lifted from the sea yet?
And if not, why not.

Also i noticed the CO detector in one of our aircraft has the name SleepSafe on it.
Bit late if it changes whilst you are...
30th Aug 2019, 19:38
Replies: 77
Views: 11,580
Posted By BigEndBob

Well every instructor renewal i have done in the...

Well every instructor renewal i have done in the UK involves spinning, if we take the C152 up.
Also done on instructor courses.
Getting harder to find suitable aircraft.
And they are all getting...
28th Aug 2019, 21:23
Replies: 77
Views: 11,580
Posted By BigEndBob

No expert on spinning other than normal flying...

No expert on spinning other than normal flying instructor stuff in 152, 172, PA28140 and Tomahawk over 40 years..
But my last Tomahawk spin was exciting, normal entry couple of spins and standard...
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Aug 2019, 20:30
Replies: 35
Views: 3,532
Posted By BigEndBob

Police now avoid Lincoln city centre after...

Police now avoid Lincoln city centre after 11:30pm.
23rd Aug 2019, 20:21
Replies: 2,056
Views: 2,520,045
Posted By BigEndBob

My motor bike would stink my garage out and i...

My motor bike would stink my garage out and i would leave long before it gave me any ill effects.
People have left key less car engines running, but modern cars have cats, so not much smell.
The...
16th Aug 2019, 07:19
Replies: 32
Views: 15,343
Posted By BigEndBob

I meant the fixed costs remain the same, but...

I meant the fixed costs remain the same, but those costs keep rising, down south seem to be able to charge more to supply the same product.
14th Aug 2019, 21:00
Replies: 2,056
Views: 2,520,045
Posted By BigEndBob

Go to local fire station, you might get a free...

Go to local fire station, you might get a free one.
Plenty to buy online
14th Aug 2019, 20:55
Replies: 2,056
Views: 2,520,045
Posted By BigEndBob

Lets face it CO from the exhaust would probably...

Lets face it CO from the exhaust would probably include all the other horrible stuff that stinks.
Even a miss placed crank case vent put fumes in the cockpit that made me feel ill.
That's my...
14th Aug 2019, 20:45
Replies: 77
Views: 11,580
Posted By BigEndBob

I have sometimes been with pilots in their LAA...

I have sometimes been with pilots in their LAA aircraft for the one hour with instructor and say to them lets do some stalls.
Usual reply is, they have never stalled the aircraft.
So i ask them,...
29th Jul 2019, 20:53
Replies: 22
Views: 5,397
Posted By BigEndBob

We just had a bill for 136. I thought i had...

We just had a bill for 136.
I thought i had paid something already. Must have been that 56.
24th Jul 2019, 22:23
Replies: 40
Views: 13,872
Posted By BigEndBob

I remember when the CAA bought out the 70hr P1...

I remember when the CAA bought out the 70hr P1 rule for multi engine. Just about killed off MEP, other than those wanting to go commercial.
Not done any MEP training since. I'm sure the number of...
19th Jul 2019, 20:21
Replies: 10
Views: 2,023
Posted By BigEndBob

In the UK the instructor gets paid, why not, who...

In the UK the instructor gets paid, why not, who takes responsibility when that student infringes airspace and someone has to do the paper work. There was a case years ago of a student insisting he...
19th Jul 2019, 20:16
Replies: 10
Views: 2,023
Posted By BigEndBob

Well not on a salary, but if like in the UK you...

Well not on a salary, but if like in the UK you get paid by the hour then yes the instructor gets paid.
I also pay the instructor on any pre paid flights such as a trial lesson, if the customer...
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Jul 2019, 20:21
Replies: 17
Views: 2,504
Posted By BigEndBob

Perhaps the aliens could tell us if Darwin was...

Perhaps the aliens could tell us if Darwin was right.
15th Jul 2019, 20:13
Replies: 32
Views: 15,343
Posted By BigEndBob

When flying passed the 100/hr mark, we thought...

When flying passed the 100/hr mark, we thought that would be the end of flight training UK.
It's now past the 200 mark down south, yet normal operating costs (Fuel, aircraft rents, rent on shabby...
8th Jul 2019, 20:47
Replies: 32
Views: 5,241
Posted By BigEndBob

I surrendered my UK ATPL for the Easa CPL. If...

I surrendered my UK ATPL for the Easa CPL.
If i ask the CAA to issue me back my UK CPL, can i then use non expiring IMCr IR(R) privileges.
Can i also do IMC training and tests for those wishing to...
Forum: Jet Blast
30th Jun 2019, 22:33
Replies: 55
Views: 4,891
Posted By BigEndBob

I see those at Glasto doing there bit to keep the...

I see those at Glasto doing there bit to keep the country tidy.
https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-7197381/Glastonbury-revellers-slam-disgusting-mess-despite-organisers-attempts-cut-waste.html
30th Jun 2019, 22:27
Replies: 40
Views: 13,872
Posted By BigEndBob

My receptionist works virtually for free. Of...

My receptionist works virtually for free. Of independent means.
27th Jun 2019, 21:03
Replies: 40
Views: 13,872
Posted By BigEndBob

Might make a decent wage doing CPL/IR training in...

Might make a decent wage doing CPL/IR training in the UK, but PPL training should be kept part time if you have and alternative well paid job.
As sole trader/instructor/examiner with a receptionist ...
10th Jun 2019, 20:28
Replies: 6
Views: 2,455
Posted By BigEndBob

I took off into super cooled droplets at sea...

I took off into super cooled droplets at sea level, in a Warrior, temperature was probably about 3-4 degrees c.
Interesting next half hour to deice a patch in the windshield to see through to land....
10th Jun 2019, 15:47
Replies: 8
Views: 2,323
Posted By BigEndBob

60/month, that would be our profit out the...

60/month, that would be our profit out the window.
27th May 2019, 18:38
Replies: 32
Views: 15,343
Posted By BigEndBob

Don't think many instructors these days are doing...

Don't think many instructors these days are doing 500 per year. Ten years ago i was doing 600 now it's about 350.
I once did just over 900 in 1993 and got told off by a CAA inspector.
Problem is on...
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd May 2019, 20:19
Replies: 597
Views: 41,599
Posted By BigEndBob

Some scientist based Hawaii was going on about...

Some scientist based Hawaii was going on about global warming sea level rise, i contended i would be more worried about a volcano going off living there.
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