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12th Aug 2015, 19:43
Replies: 99
Views: 16,733
Posted By Ringway Flyer

The magenta line is fine until you find yourself...

The magenta line is fine until you find yourself without a PC/mobile/tablet or run out of volts for one of the aforementioned devices. The same argument applies to GPSs too. In my humble opinion,...
10th Aug 2015, 08:47
Replies: 99
Views: 16,733
Posted By Ringway Flyer

K.I.S.S approach for me...

We usually flew relatively short legs and I used an analogue watch with a black dial and white luminous numbers and a rotatable bezel. (Also easy to read in the middle of the night without my specs...
30th May 2015, 16:35
Replies: 3
Views: 1,670
Posted By Ringway Flyer

More Dak (C47) activity.

We were driving on the M62 westbound between J28 and 27 at about 1430L today and observed a C47 flying low and looked to be doing a display to the south of us. BBMF have nothing listed, so it might...
15th Jun 2014, 13:13
Replies: 7
Views: 2,382
Posted By Ringway Flyer

Many thanks for all your comments. The...

Many thanks for all your comments.
The 'barking dog' was well in evidence too! (That link was very useful).
If the shuttle valve is near the main gear, that may well be what we heard, or perhaps...
14th Jun 2014, 15:29
Replies: 7
Views: 2,382
Posted By Ringway Flyer

Odd noises from u/c?

We have just arrived on Menorca via Monarch A321 GOZBF. We were 24A&B. When taxiing out at MAN, I noticed (as did Mrs. RF) loud clunks from beneath us - felt as well as heard. The noises seemed to be...
10th Sep 2013, 08:20
Replies: 85
Views: 6,866
Posted By Ringway Flyer

Not sure about 'over and out'... Shouldn't it be...

Not sure about 'over and out'... Shouldn't it be either 'over' or 'out'? (No point in passing back to the other party if you're not going to be there!!)

This makes interesting reading, and should...
10th Aug 2013, 08:37
Replies: 19
Views: 1,628
Posted By Ringway Flyer

Shobdon has an excellent cafe...(EGBS). We've...

Shobdon has an excellent cafe...(EGBS). We've been a regular visitor over the years and the standard is consistently good.
3rd Aug 2013, 12:20
Replies: 8
Views: 2,794
Posted By Ringway Flyer

I find Ccleaner very useful - a free download...

I find Ccleaner very useful - a free download (for the basic version, which is fine) Just be careful when loading that you don't include Mcafee too. (Uncheck a box).

CCleaner - PC Optimization...
2nd Aug 2013, 17:40
Replies: 13
Views: 2,991
Posted By Ringway Flyer

Thanks for your comments - confirming that they...

Thanks for your comments - confirming that they do need looking at sometimes. We have now located an engineer locally who is to carry out a re-calibration.
RF
1st Aug 2013, 15:37
Replies: 13
Views: 2,991
Posted By Ringway Flyer

Transponder reading too high

We have transisted the M/cr low level route twice today. Out bound, we were advised by M/cr ATC that we were above the 1300' limit. Both altimeters, set to the correct QNH showed that we were at...
29th May 2013, 11:12
Replies: 29
Views: 3,401
Posted By Ringway Flyer

I ended up with a personal specification:- ...

I ended up with a personal specification:-

1. Must be EASY to read. (Second reason - when away from home useful to have a watch that can be read in poor light in a hotel room at night, for...
27th Mar 2013, 17:15
Replies: 4
Views: 1,256
Posted By Ringway Flyer

Chinooks over Rochdale

A Chinook just went overhead here - about 2 miles east of Rochdale centre - at an estimated 500' agl, heading south east. Another rattled the windows here a couple of days ago... Any idea what's...
27th Jan 2013, 15:44
Replies: 33
Views: 9,157
Posted By Ringway Flyer

CO monitor

I have the FireAngel one, in my case via Screwfix (check stock, then go & collect or have delivered). Amazon might be more competitive, tho...

FireAngel 7 Year Digital CO Alarm | Screwfix.com...
20th Jan 2013, 14:59
Replies: 2,186
Views: 897,892
Posted By Ringway Flyer

Seen this?

http://www.caa.co.uk/docs/33/20130116FAAAD20130251E.pdf
13th Nov 2012, 15:31
Replies: 29
Views: 2,979
Posted By Ringway Flyer

Wink Switch cleaner

Servisol Switch cleaner is Good Stuff to have around especially for low voltage/low current applications. A few operations - plugging/un-plugging might clear the problem, but a squirt of switch...
21st Oct 2012, 07:32
Replies: 13
Views: 1,789
Posted By Ringway Flyer

We went a few years ago - one of the first, I...

We went a few years ago - one of the first, I think - and usually manage to get to the safety evenings when around MAN, usually organised by Chris Walsh, who also does some of the tours.
Tried again...
17th Aug 2012, 15:23
Replies: 23
Views: 4,141
Posted By Ringway Flyer

Not sure if this is relevant, but the large model...

Not sure if this is relevant, but the large model aircraft show, previously held at Woodvale was moved this year:-

"Previously held at RAF Woodvale in Formby this, the 41st rally, was relocated...
26th Jul 2012, 18:09
Replies: 4
Views: 928
Posted By Ringway Flyer

Thanks for your comments - I'll not bother.......

Thanks for your comments - I'll not bother.... Shame, as that was a very handy little book.

RF
25th Jul 2012, 14:14
Replies: 4
Views: 928
Posted By Ringway Flyer

RAPID Flight Guide

Saw a copy of this at the Airfair at MAN a couple of weeks ago. We were just leaving and pressed for time, so I didn't ask about it.

I bought one about 3 or 4 years ago, but when I tried to get...
23rd Jul 2012, 15:37
Replies: 162
Views: 21,429
Posted By Ringway Flyer

11114. I'll put this about locally too... Could...

11114. I'll put this about locally too... Could do with a celeb on board to get more publicity?

Copy also to LBC - son's GF well up in the editorial side.

RF.
14th Jun 2012, 08:00
Replies: 17
Views: 1,654
Posted By Ringway Flyer

Worth mentioning that it's good practice to have...

Worth mentioning that it's good practice to have radios OFF before starting and shutting down. Nasty voltage spikes can upset radios/transponders and cause odd things to happen.

I know that modern...
26th May 2012, 18:18
Replies: 8
Views: 1,336
Posted By Ringway Flyer

Yes - done Plockton. Took 3 attempts to land that...

Yes - done Plockton. Took 3 attempts to land that day - not too much wind, just the downdraft about 1/2 a mile out took a bit of getting used to. Had lunch on the station platform....:D
26th May 2012, 13:29
Replies: 8
Views: 1,336
Posted By Ringway Flyer

Thanks for the updates. It's been over a year...

Thanks for the updates. It's been over a year since we were there last, and we feel the need to go and have another 'fix' of one of the best places to fly to/around in the UK.
:ok:
26th May 2012, 07:50
Replies: 8
Views: 1,336
Posted By Ringway Flyer

Oban?

Has anyone been to Oban recently? Is there a caff of any kind yet? (Paul's jammy dodgers are good, but I need more than that after a couple of hours, as there are another two to get back!) Might have...
24th May 2012, 07:55
Replies: 88
Views: 18,180
Posted By Ringway Flyer

As a PPL and also a radio control model flyer, I...

As a PPL and also a radio control model flyer, I have seen at first hand on the model aircraft how little impact is needed to damage a wing. (I had a wing fold part way round a loop, following an...
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