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25th Oct 2018, 22:46
Replies: 83
Views: 10,223
Posted By Colibri49

Sorry but I don't agree with "Let it go" and I'm...

Sorry but I don't agree with "Let it go" and I'm surely not the only one who feels that it's wrong how she has portrayed us so negatively to the world at large and appears to be getting away with it....
6th Oct 2018, 23:45
Replies: 451
Views: 73,918
Posted By Colibri49

Received the latest issue of the magazine today...

Received the latest issue of the magazine today with enclosed proxy voting form. Near the top it states: Please read the notes on 'How to fill in the Proxy Form' on our website, www.laa.uk.com...
1st Oct 2018, 19:08
Replies: 24
Views: 3,387
Posted By Colibri49

[QUOTE Rubbish!QUOTE] Entirely predictable...

[QUOTE
Rubbish!QUOTE]

Entirely predictable response, which needs justification.
1st Oct 2018, 18:36
Replies: 24
Views: 3,387
Posted By Colibri49

The sooner that UK airfields go over to USA style...

The sooner that UK airfields go over to USA style 45 degree joins onto the beginning of downwind, the safer we'll all be. There's no need for overhead joins to view the windsock, followed by descents...
16th Sep 2018, 13:44
Replies: 23
Views: 2,394
Posted By Colibri49

DaveW, The fact that I spent more than four...

DaveW,

The fact that I spent more than four decades earning my living as a pilot, in no way helps me to get to grips mentally with the complicated (dog's breakfast) licensing and aircraft...
16th Sep 2018, 08:55
Replies: 23
Views: 2,394
Posted By Colibri49

You left out SEP. Not that I understand these...

You left out SEP. Not that I understand these differences either! I read something recently which gave the impression that I shouldn't have been flying a friend's 3-axis microlight while holding only...
6th Sep 2018, 23:18
Replies: 15
Views: 1,552
Posted By Colibri49

Yes a 912, so you know what the Bings look like...

Yes a 912, so you know what the Bings look like anyway. Just the two idle screws are wound back far enough to ensure that they can never be contacted by the throttle arms. The springs are attached to...
6th Sep 2018, 11:39
Replies: 15
Views: 1,552
Posted By Colibri49

Jan, I think that the word "cam" is an...

Jan, I think that the word "cam" is an abbreviation of "camber" and in the context of adjusting an aircraft's wing incidence, it is an eccentric adjuster which can be rotated to change the...
9th Jul 2018, 09:37
Replies: 16
Views: 1,310
Posted By Colibri49

I retained my ACS switch, but simply added a push...

I retained my ACS switch, but simply added a push button for cranking and connected to the ACS by a couple of lengths of wire. Think hard about where to install the button on the panel (or elsewhere)...
9th Jul 2018, 08:36
Replies: 16
Views: 1,310
Posted By Colibri49

That would have to be an extremely small chance,...

That would have to be an extremely small chance, because many others have used this technique for years without such a consequence. It's recommended by a recognised UK Rotax engine expert. Only 1 or...
8th Jul 2018, 21:39
Replies: 16
Views: 1,310
Posted By Colibri49

Hopefully your friend's aircraft is fitted with a...

Hopefully your friend's aircraft is fitted with a separate cranking starter button and independent "mag" switches. Not just an ACS key switch with Off - R - L - Both - Start positions. The addition...
15th May 2018, 10:40
Replies: 6
Views: 2,926
Posted By Colibri49

"Difficult, stressful, confusing, complicated,...

"Difficult, stressful, confusing, complicated, complex, frustrating!" When I did my ATPL theory final brush-up lasting a fortnight at a superb ground school (well worth the money), similar...
11th Apr 2018, 21:25
Replies: 36
Views: 11,476
Posted By Colibri49

"continued use for a period of 10 years" has been...

"continued use for a period of 10 years" has been used elsewhere in Scotland for sure and it might help if records could be produced by yourself and others, such as logbook entries proving that...
11th Apr 2018, 17:38
Replies: 36
Views: 11,476
Posted By Colibri49

28 day rule? Friendly neighbours? Who's counting?...

28 day rule? Friendly neighbours? Who's counting? Flexible start dates for each 365 day period?
9th Apr 2018, 10:59
Replies: 34
Views: 5,834
Posted By Colibri49

Beware the "Go Direct" button on many GPS...

Beware the "Go Direct" button on many GPS navigation boxes, such as the older Garmins. This button sometimes is marked with the letter 'D' and has a horizontal arrow through it. I understand that you...
4th Mar 2018, 10:24
Replies: 22
Views: 4,666
Posted By Colibri49

Longside has been mentioned a couple of times and...

Longside has been mentioned a couple of times and is worth a visit. The coastline between Fraserburgh and Banff is particularly scenic, with unusual geological features. Also the forest of Lenabo, 3...
27th Jan 2018, 22:07
Replies: 575
Views: 175,152
Posted By Colibri49

How much credence do you place in this link? ...

How much credence do you place in this link?


https://butlincat.com/2017/12/16/maurice-kirk-sentenced-to-2-years-imprisonment-at-cardiff-crown-court-14-dec-2017-archive-16-12-17/
21st Jan 2018, 20:28
Replies: 9
Views: 2,588
Posted By Colibri49

UK Pilot Medical Declaration. Certificate?

Having just completed and submitted my first PMD online, should I expect to receive some kind of certificate to include in my licence holder?


In the meantime, I've copied the CAA's document...
22nd Dec 2017, 22:05
Replies: 23
Views: 5,204
Posted By Colibri49

Only thing is..... it's not forced. I've been in...

Only thing is..... it's not forced. I've been in far too many two crew situations and seen many such scenarios relating to low fuel and diversions closing, etc, to consider that those pilots are...
17th Dec 2017, 22:51
Replies: 27
Views: 5,753
Posted By Colibri49

Probably on a private road on private land with...

Probably on a private road on private land with the landowner's permission. Maybe also on a public road in a serious emergency, although I expect that there would be a very big "please explain" as a...
17th Dec 2017, 19:53
Replies: 23
Views: 5,204
Posted By Colibri49

Thanks. Is that $10k based on one or two pilot...

Thanks. Is that $10k based on one or two pilot crew?


No offence, but rather you than me with only one engine over the freezing water.
17th Dec 2017, 18:43
Replies: 23
Views: 5,204
Posted By Colibri49

What I'm curious to know is roughly how much...

What I'm curious to know is roughly how much someone would pay to have a simple single engine aircraft e.g. Cessna 206 ferried across the North Atlantic, either from the UK to the US eastern seaboard...
14th Dec 2017, 10:40
Replies: 23
Views: 5,204
Posted By Colibri49

Although it isn't a "polished" production in...

Although it isn't a "polished" production in which mainly the more scenic and romantic aspects get shown, e.g. Bush Pilots building hours in Botswana, from a professional point of view it is good to...
11th Nov 2017, 10:59
Replies: 3
Views: 1,206
Posted By Colibri49

Try Aberdeen Air - Pilot Training & Flying...

Try Aberdeen Air - Pilot Training & Flying Lessons (http://www.aberdeenair.com/)


That PA28 based near Peterhead isn't only used for training.
28th Oct 2017, 10:27
Replies: 45
Views: 30,134
Posted By Colibri49

This answer is based only on experience and...

This answer is based only on experience and instinct. Therefore it is highly subjective and begging to be "shot down in flames". Turbulence is usually a mixture of various "patches" of disturbed air,...
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