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23rd May 2019, 11:57
Replies: 19
Views: 2,059
Posted By TelsBoy

Nope, most of us not at fancy intergalactic...

Nope, most of us not at fancy intergalactic spaceports still have ye olde radio to get the ATIS from, complete with Denville's familiar vox.
17th May 2019, 08:55
Replies: 27
Views: 3,210
Posted By TelsBoy

Maoraigh seems to fly in the same area I do, and...

Maoraigh seems to fly in the same area I do, and I am familiar with the challenges of doing so. Bottom line is, if you know what you're doing, its perfectly safe. If you don't... you are just...
5th Apr 2019, 13:47
Replies: 12
Views: 1,643
Posted By TelsBoy

Ah, of course. The pilot isn't allowed to touch...

Ah, of course. The pilot isn't allowed to touch anything on commercial aircraft unless HAL goes TU!
5th Apr 2019, 10:47
Replies: 12
Views: 1,643
Posted By TelsBoy

Maoraigh, you forgot for A) hammer and B) cable...

Maoraigh, you forgot for A) hammer and B) cable ties.

I'm interested to know what "checks" were done by the computer. Are we talking about instruments, avionics, systems etc.? If so a BITE check...
4th Feb 2019, 11:01
Replies: 39
Views: 7,443
Posted By TelsBoy

Don't worry about your doubts. Nav is probably...

Don't worry about your doubts. Nav is probably the most challenging part of learning to fly. My first couple of Navexes didn't go fantastically well and I remember feeling disheartened (especially...
4th Feb 2019, 10:57
Replies: 36
Views: 3,380
Posted By TelsBoy

Exactly. The POH content isn't debatable... ...

Exactly. The POH content isn't debatable...

Twice in PA38s I had fuel pump problems that made an RTB necessary, leaving the aux pump on gave me enough fuel pressure to keep the donkey running and...
4th Feb 2019, 10:52
Replies: 106
Views: 24,717
Posted By TelsBoy

What did I say? Professional Civil Servant with...

What did I say? Professional Civil Servant with no aviation experience whatsoever. And we wonder why things are such a shambles in this country.
1st Feb 2019, 13:04
Replies: 49
Views: 24,981
Posted By TelsBoy

Meester proach (cracking username!) Sorry if...

Meester proach (cracking username!)

Sorry if I came across badly. As said elsewhere it all boils down to cost sadly. It's not lazy, it is simply a balance (as with everything) between cost and...
1st Feb 2019, 10:40
Replies: 9
Views: 1,663
Posted By TelsBoy

Probably best to just go and do it.

Probably best to just go and do it.
1st Feb 2019, 10:39
Replies: 49
Views: 24,981
Posted By TelsBoy

I wondered when this rant would come up. Put...

I wondered when this rant would come up.

Put simply, other places in the world get much more snow on a more regular basis, so it makes more financial sense for them to invest in posh expensive...
1st Feb 2019, 09:56
Replies: 21
Views: 1,911
Posted By TelsBoy

I hope you can get it all sorted Paul. Probably...

I hope you can get it all sorted Paul. Probably best speaking to your local flying club as I'd imagine you'll need some dual time before doing any test. Unless you can cram it in within a couple of...
1st Feb 2019, 09:29
Replies: 21
Views: 1,911
Posted By TelsBoy

In my experience, the CAA have never been quick...

In my experience, the CAA have never been quick at anything. Although that said when I renewed my SEP last year it only took a couple of weeks to come through, which was a pleasant surprise. In the...
31st Jan 2019, 12:46
Replies: 21
Views: 1,911
Posted By TelsBoy

Why not just convert to EASA? Most of us did this...

Why not just convert to EASA? Most of us did this years ago. Think you've left it a bit late in the day in all honesty. Judging from some of the posts all this is is an excuse for an Anti-Brexit rant.
Forum: ATC Issues
30th Jan 2019, 09:38
Replies: 24
Views: 5,033
Posted By TelsBoy

Different units have different procedures,...

Different units have different procedures, however it is typically used at busier units where there is a lot of traffic on the Radar. Have also heard of it being used en-route for similar reasons.
Forum: ATC Issues
30th Jan 2019, 08:37
Replies: 24
Views: 5,033
Posted By TelsBoy

You could say that, yes... Have never seen...

You could say that, yes...

Have never seen it requested at my home unit either. A bit quieter out here you see.
Forum: ATC Issues
29th Jan 2019, 18:56
Replies: 24
Views: 5,033
Posted By TelsBoy

In 18 years of flying, I've never once been asked...

In 18 years of flying, I've never once been asked to Squawk Ident.
28th Dec 2018, 10:35
Replies: 13
Views: 3,222
Posted By TelsBoy

Sorry, I couldn't view the link. I did see the...

Sorry, I couldn't view the link. I did see the story about the PS explosion however and immediately suspected there would be a connection.

I still find it unusual that there would be any...
Forum: Tech Log
28th Dec 2018, 10:26
Replies: 14
Views: 2,333
Posted By TelsBoy

In my pre-PPL teenage years when I had time on my...

In my pre-PPL teenage years when I had time on my hands (wife and kids saw to that...) I used to do a bit of simming. Nothing serious but now and again. CS757 was a very poor product IMO. Buggy as...
28th Dec 2018, 10:16
Replies: 13
Views: 3,222
Posted By TelsBoy

Does LGA not have a backup generator? Most...

Does LGA not have a backup generator? Most airports I've worked at big and small have standby generators that kick in whenever the mains drops off, with vital stuff e.g. ATE equipment covered by UPS...
2nd Nov 2018, 10:17
Replies: 21
Views: 4,596
Posted By TelsBoy

That's exactly what I was thinking as well. An...

That's exactly what I was thinking as well. An AH-56 reboot. But I didn't realise the proposal includes a tilting tail rotor.

Cheyenne was an interesting design, ahead of its time but the tech...
2nd Nov 2018, 10:12
Replies: 86
Views: 26,550
Posted By TelsBoy

Is the Aurora not flown out of Area 51 by the...

Is the Aurora not flown out of Area 51 by the augmented super-human half-alien mutants to keep a track of the chemtrail spreading programme?

Sorry, it's Friday, I get let out once a week. Where's...
2nd Nov 2018, 10:08
Replies: 86
Views: 9,545
Posted By TelsBoy

May have been mentioned elsewhere, but a summary...

May have been mentioned elsewhere, but a summary of pros & cons of taking up gliding:-

Pros - Great fun, very "team-spirited", great way to do lots of cheap flying, definately makes you a better...
2nd Nov 2018, 10:00
Replies: 32
Views: 3,164
Posted By TelsBoy

It is possible, if a FISO (used at some Scottish...

It is possible, if a FISO (used at some Scottish airfields out-of-hours) is undergoing training/competency check from an ATCO. Usually this will be clearly stated on ATIS or on first contact however....
2nd Nov 2018, 09:57
Replies: 106
Views: 24,717
Posted By TelsBoy

Hard lines Sam. Better luck next time... I'd...

Hard lines Sam. Better luck next time...

I'd imagine it'll be some professional Civil Servant/Politico who knew the right folk. Probably no aviation background, or maybe the most tenuous of links....
22nd Aug 2018, 11:08
Replies: 29
Views: 7,203
Posted By TelsBoy

There's plenty space at a decent-sized airfield...

There's plenty space at a decent-sized airfield near Lossie, now rather quiet since the Nimrods and the incumbent VGS were flung on the scrapheap, now host only to a couple of Cessnas and a few...
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