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6th Mar 2021, 23:01
Replies: 14
Views: 1,882
Posted By Jim59

The Ofcom calculator assumes a 100% duty cycle. ...

The Ofcom calculator assumes a 100% duty cycle. They also state that you should take the duty cycle into account so it may be 0.9 metres if you never stop talking, but if you only transmit for 5...
28th Feb 2021, 15:08
Replies: 20
Views: 3,517
Posted By Jim59

The DfT has indicated that instructors can fly to...

The DfT has indicated that instructors can fly to regain recency in preparation for a resumption of organised sport flying (hopefully 29th March). A number of gliding clubs have been taking the...
Forum: ATC Issues
25th Feb 2021, 13:13
Replies: 1
Views: 700
Posted By Jim59

CAS-T Class D for Royalty

Class D CAS-T established for a royal flight can only be entered if a clearance is given by ATC. However, I seem to remember that such clearances cannot be given to sailplanes.
I've done an...
13th Feb 2021, 17:44
Replies: 15
Views: 3,322
Posted By Jim59

Manual emailed. If too big to receive we can...

Manual emailed. If too big to receive we can look at other options to get it to you.
12th Feb 2021, 22:06
Replies: 15
Views: 3,322
Posted By Jim59

I have the manual for a Rallye 180T in English if...

I have the manual for a Rallye 180T in English if that is of use. It's a PDF of a scanned manual. I believe that Rallye was a later designation for the MS893 - but I could be wrong.
10th Feb 2021, 16:16
Replies: 52
Views: 10,553
Posted By Jim59

I agree that turn coordinators are preferable in...

I agree that turn coordinators are preferable in most light areoplanes, where modest angles of bank are used in IMC. Thermalling in gliders, whether IMC or otherwise, involves angles of bank of 40...
Forum: ATC Issues
3rd Feb 2021, 10:08
Replies: 57
Views: 14,553
Posted By Jim59

I'm a GA pilot. NATS implemented an optional...

I'm a GA pilot. NATS implemented an optional online systen that covered at least Luton & Stansted whereby one could pre-notify an intention to route into the Class D airspace either for transit or...
23rd Jan 2021, 23:12
Replies: 10
Views: 1,900
Posted By Jim59

Other option to consider is a LAPL(A). If you...

Other option to consider is a LAPL(A). If you only want to fly motor gliders (TMGs) then another option is the SPL with TMG endorsement.
23rd Jan 2021, 23:10
Replies: 10
Views: 1,900
Posted By Jim59

CAP 804 part II: Section 5 Part A Appendix 1 Page...

CAP 804 part II: Section 5 Part A Appendix 1 Page 7. 856th page.
2.2 Pilots with expired licences or ratings
Credit shall be given for holders of expired CAA-issued Pilot Licences for Aeroplanes or...
Forum: ATC Issues
21st Jan 2021, 23:32
Replies: 13
Views: 2,656
Posted By Jim59

I think an ambulatory service is a walking...

I think an ambulatory service is a walking service - not a flying one...
14th Jan 2021, 14:41
Replies: 16
Views: 1,540
Posted By Jim59

S-Works I could not agree more. They saw...

S-Works


I could not agree more. They saw sense for gliding about a year ago. There were two licences, the LAPL(S) and the Sailplane Pilots Licence (SPL) - the latter being ICAO compliant and...
Forum: ATC Issues
13th Jan 2021, 09:42
Replies: 2
Views: 993
Posted By Jim59

https://e2.aviationreporting.eu/reporting?mc_cid=f...

https://e2.aviationreporting.eu/reporting?mc_cid=fb93c43c25&mc_eid=8b093a0afc

new site 5th Jan. Text online at
https://mailchi.mp/caa/new-aviation-reporting-portal?e=8b093a0afc

New aviation...
Forum: ATC Issues
25th Dec 2020, 11:14
Replies: 25
Views: 3,223
Posted By Jim59

How is a light aircraft pilot supposed to measure...

How is a light aircraft pilot supposed to measure the vertical distance to cloud above him/her reasonably accurately? It's always been guesswork.
24th Dec 2020, 14:45
Replies: 31
Views: 7,903
Posted By Jim59

No. (Seems I have to enter at least 10...

No. (Seems I have to enter at least 10 characters, but still no.)

See the CAA Transition Microsite for more detail: https://info.caa.co.uk/uk-eu-transition/
7th Dec 2020, 23:11
Replies: 47
Views: 4,617
Posted By Jim59

When I fly my glider I have my right hand on the...

When I fly my glider I have my right hand on the stick because trim is on the left. When I fly the tug my left is on the stick because the carb. heat, trim, flaps and radio are on my right. I...
4th Dec 2020, 23:32
Replies: 17
Views: 1,535
Posted By Jim59

Having had a browse of the basic FAA manual I...

Having had a browse of the basic FAA manual I feel there are too many differences and it will cause confusion. Even the circuit is not called that, and it has a different entry and no overhead join....
3rd Dec 2020, 10:10
Replies: 17
Views: 1,535
Posted By Jim59

This book is often referred to as one of the Thom...

This book is often referred to as one of the Thom book series and is up-to-date with the current EASA edition published in March this year. It has a fine heritage.

Air Pilot's Manual Volume 1...
1st Dec 2020, 17:33
Replies: 17
Views: 1,535
Posted By Jim59

The chap who asked the question's location says...

The chap who asked the question's location says he is in the South East - I assume he means England so it is not appropriate for him to use American documentation because there are many differences...
Forum: ATC Issues
16th Nov 2020, 11:27
Replies: 1
Views: 845
Posted By Jim59

A quick browse on the internet found the...

A quick browse on the internet found the following Q and A in connection with French Approach Plates.
31st Oct 2020, 13:58
Replies: 5
Views: 1,002
Posted By Jim59

Colours are specified in ICAO Annex 14 Appendix 1...

Colours are specified in ICAO Annex 14 Appendix 1 (in a not very user-friendly way).
The characters are also defined Annex 14 but in Appendix 4 (no named font, just drawings).
Size seems to be a...
20th Sep 2020, 16:03
Replies: 26
Views: 3,261
Posted By Jim59

Schempp-Hirth Discus-2cT - which is still in...

Schempp-Hirth Discus-2cT - which is still in production. It has a 2-cylinder 2-stroke Solo 2350 engine with a 5-bladed folding propeller. With a full tank of 13 litres of AVGAS / 2-stroke oil mix...
20th Sep 2020, 11:20
Replies: 26
Views: 3,261
Posted By Jim59

Engine Start Procedure: 1. Ensure mirror...

Engine Start Procedure:

1. Ensure mirror pointing to correct place to see propeller.

2. Crack open nose air vent – otherwise nose pitot gives excessive position error; it’s in the vent air...
4th Sep 2020, 09:22
Replies: 19
Views: 4,557
Posted By Jim59

Are there related pilot licensing benefits if...

Are there related pilot licensing benefits if flying on an FAA licence - such as, perhaps, getting an IR?
11th Aug 2020, 09:46
Replies: 6
Views: 1,267
Posted By Jim59

Several UK gliding clubs had installed an...

Several UK gliding clubs had installed an approved mod. to remove one of the three bungees each side for a softer ride. It also reduces the max. permitted all up weight which reduces landing fees.
4th Aug 2020, 16:41
Replies: 101
Views: 12,986
Posted By Jim59

I guess that most of the anti-QFE contributors...

I guess that most of the anti-QFE contributors don't have display authorisations. The vertical limits are all expressed in heights in "CAP 1724 Display Standards Document". Converting altitudes to...
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