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20th Aug 2022, 12:43
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Posted By WestWind1950

I agree with Genghis...enjoy your training!...

I agree with Genghis...enjoy your training! flying is so much fun
1st Jul 2020, 14:03
Replies: 48
Views: 11,477
Posted By WestWind1950

I was involved in an accident in March 2013 (two...

I was involved in an accident in March 2013 (two -seater powered glider). The children of the PIC, who died in the crash, tried to give me a bit of the responsibility, but at the court proceedings ...
10th Nov 2019, 13:53
Replies: 11
Views: 5,093
Posted By WestWind1950

I'm a long time member of Pprune but don't visit...

I'm a long time member of Pprune but don't visit here much anymore. The new look shocked me and I was glad to get rid of it!!
23rd Apr 2019, 13:36
Replies: 16
Views: 9,649
Posted By WestWind1950

[/left] So true.....the pilot that caused the...

[/left]
So true.....the pilot that caused the crash I managed to survive in 2013, but with injuries,was 82.....he died 5 days after the accident but that doesn't help me. Oh, and he was also a poor...
28th Nov 2017, 13:39
Replies: 35
Views: 21,396
Posted By WestWind1950

I grew up in El Cajon so I recommend it...

I grew up in El Cajon so I recommend it completly. When I was over there I flew with Golden State flying club, located at the other side of Gillespie.

And I flew to Catalina (with an instructor)...
28th Aug 2017, 08:08
Replies: 9
Views: 2,776
Posted By WestWind1950

student solo

I had an excellent experience on exactly this subject.

At my home airfield we were all getting ready to go home. Then we noticed a small Cessna just north of our field. We checked if we had any...
22nd Jul 2015, 08:10
Replies: 29
Views: 16,954
Posted By WestWind1950

I always taught my students to watch their...

I always taught my students to watch their speed...... so many instructors taught them to watch the rpm's, which I think is silly. Speed is much more important! anyone disagree? :confused:
8th Jul 2015, 11:18
Replies: 21
Views: 7,788
Posted By WestWind1950

Yes, the basics learned while flying small planes...

Yes, the basics learned while flying small planes is definitely of advantage. But you must keep practice in both types to avoid typical errors....example, not landing low enough :* My ex was an...
4th Jul 2015, 07:41
Replies: 26
Views: 13,128
Posted By WestWind1950

ok, I googled and came upon this report: ...

ok, I googled and came upon this report:

English language news.... (http://panteres.com/2015/06/30/plane-crash-in-hessen-woman-dies-in-egelsbach/)

oddly pprune won't let it be posted because I...
4th Jul 2015, 07:37
Replies: 26
Views: 13,128
Posted By WestWind1950

ok, I googled and came upon this report: ...

ok, I googled and came upon this report:

English language news.... (http://panteres.com/2015/06/30/plane-crash-in-hessen-woman-dies-in-egelsbach/)
4th Jul 2015, 07:18
Replies: 26
Views: 13,128
Posted By WestWind1950

here is one of the local press items. I'll try to...

here is one of the local press items. I'll try to find an English version but I thought perhaps the photo could be interesting.....

Katana accident in Egelsbach...
3rd Jul 2015, 11:11
Replies: 26
Views: 13,128
Posted By WestWind1950

unfortunately we often don't realise mistakes we...

unfortunately we often don't realise mistakes we make and refuse to believe what our co-fliers observe. We just had a tragic accident at a local airfield with a Katana....Pilot (64) survived but his...
10th Jun 2015, 07:47
Replies: 26
Views: 13,128
Posted By WestWind1950

John. that's a very good translation and sum of...

John. that's a very good translation and sum of what it was all about.

Yes, we were on a normal scenic flight. The pilot was more of a glider pilot then motor pilot, and had over 8000...
7th Jun 2015, 08:48
Replies: 26
Views: 13,128
Posted By WestWind1950

when fate almost kills you!

Some of you may remember me as a once quite active ppruner, my flying life is in Germany. I have had the luck/privilege of meeting some ppruners, especially those who took part in the once well known...
22nd Dec 2013, 13:37
Replies: 113
Views: 11,377
Posted By WestWind1950

eyesup...... I learned flying on a TMG back...

eyesup......

I learned flying on a TMG back in 1983, got my PPL for it in 1984. I then turned to Pipers, etc. because I had 2 kids and hoped to take my kids along for flights. I was really...
22nd Oct 2013, 12:47
Replies: 15
Views: 3,068
Posted By WestWind1950

thanks Pace....I have a lot of flying buddies who...

thanks Pace....I have a lot of flying buddies who have taken the time to visit me. My own recall of the acciden (before, during and afterwards) is 0ZERO! I have NO recollection at all. I once visited...
22nd Oct 2013, 10:51
Replies: 15
Views: 3,068
Posted By WestWind1950

Mad_Jock...pity....that spoils all the fun! :sad:

Mad_Jock...pity....that spoils all the fun! :sad:
22nd Oct 2013, 09:23
Replies: 15
Views: 3,068
Posted By WestWind1950

no reason why the links azem't working properly ...

no reason why the links azem't working properly :ugh:
22nd Oct 2013, 08:34
Replies: 15
Views: 3,068
Posted By WestWind1950

fate at times hits hard

I havn't posted here in Pprune for ages, but now I have a good reason......Last March I went on a "fun" flight with a friend. For those you who gon't know me, I have been flying since 1984, until a...
27th Feb 2013, 10:11
Replies: 24
Views: 6,362
Posted By WestWind1950

similar accidents have happened in Germany in the...

similar accidents have happened in Germany in the past, in (luckily) much smaller balloons. I'm (was) a balloon pilot myself (haven't flown in 5 years), but only for smaller ones, and I think those...
29th Nov 2012, 13:26
Replies: 34
Views: 22,812
Posted By WestWind1950

just found this article.... sorry, in German only...

just found this article.... sorry, in German only

Nordkurier - Nachrichten - Brandenburg...
18th Jun 2012, 10:49
Replies: 89
Views: 10,859
Posted By WestWind1950

here's an info sheet I just found on the FAA...

here's an info sheet I just found on the FAA homepage:

http://www.faa.gov/licenses_certificates/aircraft_certification/aircraft_registry/media/AFS-750-94.pdf
10th Jun 2012, 18:29
Replies: 23
Views: 3,191
Posted By WestWind1950

@dg800 The "Flugleiter" is the representative...

@dg800
The "Flugleiter" is the representative of the airfield owner. He CAN forbid a landing if the landing is outside the certification, which would actually be the case if it's ge only. If you...
8th Jun 2012, 05:32
Replies: 23
Views: 3,191
Posted By WestWind1950

wrong! radio IS required at all airfields,...

wrong! radio IS required at all airfields, controlled and/or unkontrolled! You better not just land without permission, and if the guy in the tower doesn't speak English, or no one is there, you can...
30th May 2012, 15:04
Replies: 28
Views: 2,460
Posted By WestWind1950

I checked that wikipedia site and it looks like I...

I checked that wikipedia site and it looks like I was legal! :D (Passport USA, in Europe since 1969)
30th May 2012, 10:40
Replies: 28
Views: 2,460
Posted By WestWind1950

I have a perminent residence visa for Germany and...

I have a perminent residence visa for Germany and have flown to and from the UK a number of times with no problem, twice on airlines, once GA. Or maybe I just didn't get caught? :uhoh:


P.S. and...
26th May 2012, 06:34
Replies: 78
Views: 17,357
Posted By WestWind1950

it may sometimes seem that the authorities work...

it may sometimes seem that the authorities work "too" slow, but some times their hands are tied, especially after anonymous reports. But also after non-anonymous ones.... the authorities need HARD...
18th May 2012, 06:14
Replies: 8
Views: 3,659
Posted By WestWind1950

being a member of EASA does not necessarily mean...

being a member of EASA does not necessarily mean being a member of the EU as such, as has been already mentioned. A number of countries are not (or not yet) EU members but are still a part of EASA....
29th Apr 2012, 06:43
Replies: 86
Views: 20,607
Posted By WestWind1950

.... when you buy anything that has to do about...

.... when you buy anything that has to do about flying or having planes/hot air balloon motives on them like:

- bed sheets
- jewelry
- gift wrapping paper
- posters
- lamps
- toilet seat...
22nd Apr 2012, 10:10
Replies: 126
Views: 15,312
Posted By WestWind1950

NuName why? all they have to do is follow...

NuName


why? all they have to do is follow the regulations being required for the country they are working in. If that means doing some exams, then that's the way it is!

Oh, and I read here...
22nd Apr 2012, 08:09
Replies: 27
Views: 4,157
Posted By WestWind1950

it all depends on the club set-up. Is it more...

it all depends on the club set-up. Is it more like a commercial school is or more just a "weekend" type of club?

I was 9 years the treasurer of a"weekend" type club and only resigned because I...
22nd Apr 2012, 05:53
Replies: 126
Views: 15,312
Posted By WestWind1950

would you "children" stop fighting and get back...

would you "children" stop fighting and get back to flying! The rules are the way they are and we had years of time to comment and get ourselves involved in the process. If you didn't take part, then...
21st Apr 2012, 18:16
Replies: 31
Views: 4,004
Posted By WestWind1950

Genghis, I didn't mean logging a note or...

Genghis, I didn't mean logging a note or something, he was noting the TIME! which is obviously very wrong. I often thought teaching students how to fill out a log book should be part of the...
21st Apr 2012, 14:00
Replies: 31
Views: 4,004
Posted By WestWind1950

a cpl instructor friend of mine once did a...

a cpl instructor friend of mine once did a training flight with 2 students. He turned to the guy in the back seat, noticed he was noting something in his log book, and asked what he was doing.
...
17th Apr 2012, 11:28
Replies: 350
Views: 32,945
Posted By WestWind1950

the info for Germany is here...

the info for Germany is here (http://www.lba.de/DE/Luftfahrtpersonal/Rechtsgrundlagen/Teil_FCL/Einfuehrung_Teil_FCL.html;jsessionid=5FEC41AA68000DF6FBFB7713E623825B.042?nn=20280), but only in German...
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