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5th Nov 2019, 15:06
Replies: 29
Views: 4,668
Posted By MadamBreakneck

[/left]Hear, hear. It surely also demonstrates...

[/left]Hear, hear. It surely also demonstrates to the student that airmanship includes the ability to say 'not today'. It brings to mind Helen Krasner's article in the October '19 edition of FTN...
8th May 2019, 15:45
Replies: 15
Views: 2,013
Posted By MadamBreakneck

That link shows similar curves so I'd guess...

That link shows similar curves so I'd guess that's what it is, and no wonder I didn't cover it in my PPL studies ;-)
It would be of passing interest to know what the scales meant and how it was...
8th May 2019, 11:37
Replies: 15
Views: 2,013
Posted By MadamBreakneck

Here you are; you can see it at the left. ...

Here you are; you can see it at the left.

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/2000x1130/jersey_hol19_l_nav_instrmnts_75b4ee42858554bf33b4a85d0ddf225358197305.jpg

have fun
MB
8th May 2019, 11:00
Replies: 15
Views: 2,013
Posted By MadamBreakneck

That's what I wondered, but I can't for the life...

That's what I wondered, but I can't for the life of me work out what the scales mean (doesn't help that one scale is illegible) and how it'd be used.



Ditto... but don't get me on a...
7th May 2019, 18:45
Replies: 15
Views: 2,013
Posted By MadamBreakneck

What's this plastic plotting tool?

On a recent (first) visit to the Channel Islands, hubby & I visited an occupation memorial museum in an old gun bunker. Amongst a display of ex-Lufwaffe memorabilia was a display of nav plotting...
Forum: Jet Blast
4th Apr 2019, 09:41
Replies: 4,365
Views: 674,425
Posted By MadamBreakneck

Then all that's needed, if nobody likes it but...

Then all that's needed, if nobody likes it but some people fear it will be neverending, is to establish an end date to the backstop in the 'unlikely event' that no other border agreement is reached....
Forum: Jet Blast
2nd Apr 2019, 19:02
Replies: 4,365
Views: 674,425
Posted By MadamBreakneck

Thanks for that explanation, and the full speech...

Thanks for that explanation, and the full speech which has left me one less hour shorter in the rest of my life. It was very interesting, but I still miss an insight into the EU side of things...
Forum: Jet Blast
31st Mar 2019, 13:51
Replies: 4,365
Views: 674,425
Posted By MadamBreakneck

Wiggy, thanks that made ineteresting reading - I...

Wiggy, thanks that made ineteresting reading - I interpretted the news at that time that the Cameron team had conceded on all their 'red lines'. Do you (or anybody on here) have a link to a similar...
11th Mar 2019, 11:25
Replies: 28
Views: 4,152
Posted By MadamBreakneck

Gliding's good, I agree, but if you want power,...

Gliding's good, I agree, but if you want power, you might be able to consider flying ULM. Height or weight might prove a restriction but I know some very tall microlight pilots in the UK. Check out ...
31st Oct 2018, 19:39
Replies: 83
Views: 8,416
Posted By MadamBreakneck

Oh, go on then, I'll jump in (I usually just lurk...

Oh, go on then, I'll jump in (I usually just lurk when I'm here these days)

As a result of a brilliant, counter-cultural suggestion by my mum when I was choosing my degree subject many decades...
25th Sep 2018, 16:51
Replies: 19
Views: 1,965
Posted By MadamBreakneck

So they invented the rule all by themselves? Wow!...

So they invented the rule all by themselves? Wow! Indeed then, I'm with you - how on earth did they come up with that?! At least the UK microlight version has some detectable justification. :hmm:
...
24th Sep 2018, 10:05
Replies: 19
Views: 1,965
Posted By MadamBreakneck

Is it possibly nicked, and then corrupted in...

Is it possibly nicked, and then corrupted in translation, from the requirement that a (UK) microlight pilot who gets a licence "with operational limitations" must have 10 hours total PIC before being...
23rd Aug 2015, 13:00
Replies: 1,087
Views: 954,253
Posted By MadamBreakneck

So much could be said in sadness, but I'll...

So much could be said in sadness, but I'll restrict myself to this: I did a bit of an interenet search and ended up at Wikipedia (FWIW*). I could find very few casualties recorded amongst...
17th Aug 2015, 17:10
Replies: 9
Views: 4,070
Posted By MadamBreakneck

Thanks for the suggestion. No, it's dead as in...

Thanks for the suggestion. No, it's dead as in (not) working the same as when it's got no electricity. Same with batteries or external 12v.

I think that's dead :-(

What struck me as strange,...
12th Aug 2015, 19:19
Replies: 9
Views: 4,070
Posted By MadamBreakneck

I take it that there is nobody else out there...

I take it that there is nobody else out there able/willing to mend dead Zaons.
Mine's died. Any hope?

If not, anybody able to recommend a replacement in a similar price bracket? I've Googled,...
7th Sep 2014, 19:09
Replies: 11
Views: 5,164
Posted By MadamBreakneck

Question Incidentally, is it defined anywhere (I've looked...

Incidentally, is it defined anywhere (I've looked but not found) what the criteria are for the intermediate level for people whose English is good but not native-level fluent?

MB
16th Aug 2014, 18:42
Replies: 59
Views: 9,641
Posted By MadamBreakneck

I haven't been on here much for a while, but...

I haven't been on here much for a while, but seeing Amber's thread I thought I'd just post this link How to Learn to Fly? | Leia Airborne (http://leiafee.wordpress.com/how-to-learn-to-fly/).

I...
4th Aug 2013, 10:30
Replies: 47
Views: 16,409
Posted By MadamBreakneck

Well, as Eve Jackson was planning to fly solo...

Well, as Eve Jackson was planning to fly solo around the word in a microlight with under 70 hours logged, I don't see why Ms Vorderman shouldn't plan something similar in a much more suitable...
27th Dec 2012, 14:51
Replies: 15
Views: 5,428
Posted By MadamBreakneck

You may also find this publication useful. ...

You may also find this publication useful.
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Teach-Yourself-Fly-Glenn-Torpy/dp/0340966149
It's a modern reprint of a prewar book for aspiring pilots. It gives an insight into...
23rd Sep 2012, 13:53
Replies: 7
Views: 1,937
Posted By MadamBreakneck

Principle and practice may differ too. As already...

Principle and practice may differ too. As already pointed out, what may be legal may not necessarily safe or wise.

The group A instructor would also need to be aware of restrictions on the use of...
20th May 2012, 12:40
Replies: 27
Views: 3,972
Posted By MadamBreakneck

Genghis As this is a thought experiment and...

Genghis

As this is a thought experiment and you've already suggested undergear configurable for nose or tailwheel, why not also engineer this new training type with configurable stick or yoke?
...
18th May 2012, 13:59
Replies: 34
Views: 3,492
Posted By MadamBreakneck

Yup. Any aircraft not fitted with serviceable...

Yup. Any aircraft not fitted with serviceable Mode-C (orS) transponder will be banned from flight in the area for the period. That's a lot of recreational and training aircraft currently based there....
24th Jan 2012, 18:03
Replies: 115
Views: 19,057
Posted By MadamBreakneck

Some more of the finishing aircraft here -...

Some more of the finishing aircraft here - including a go-around :-)
23-07-11 Round Britain Rally 2011 - YouTube
MB
18th Mar 2010, 21:26
Replies: 44
Views: 4,619
Posted By MadamBreakneck

Bembridge? Pop over the hedge to Sandown on...

Bembridge?

Pop over the hedge to Sandown on 12th June and see what they're doing there...
The Wight Party - Spamfield Isle Of Wight Microlight Fly In (http://www.wightparty.org.uk/)

MB
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18th Jan 2010, 11:29
Replies: 63
Views: 7,041
Posted By MadamBreakneck

I use a full scale 'simulator' based on X-Plane...

I use a full scale 'simulator' based on X-Plane and photo scenery to supplement my microlight student's air time. Of course it doesn't count towards their flying hours, but I only charge ground...
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