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20th Nov 2020, 11:11
Replies: 34
Views: 3,049
Posted By BristolScout

Thankfully, aerodynamics will remain essentially...

Thankfully, aerodynamics will remain essentially the same come January.
6th Oct 2020, 20:49
Replies: 3
Views: 650
Posted By BristolScout

Your points are well made but I'd caution against...

Your points are well made but I'd caution against casting the over seventies as a bloc. Some of us make great efforts to stay fit and I still have my own teeth! Seriously, though, my point is more of...
5th Oct 2020, 12:59
Replies: 3
Views: 650
Posted By BristolScout

Repatriating FCL

I'm assuming that, once we're out of the EU, the concept of EASA/Non-EASA aircraft will disappear. It would be nice to think that the CAA's stated roll-back of gold-plating will lead to most, if not...
4th Oct 2020, 12:25
Replies: 31
Views: 3,960
Posted By BristolScout

It's also vital to remember that no two students...

It's also vital to remember that no two students are the same. An experienced instructor will tailor his/her approach to the individual. Easy to say but also quite easy to forget on lesson six on a...
2nd Oct 2020, 18:32
Replies: 38
Views: 19,385
Posted By BristolScout

I can identify with Gypsy's comment. Back then,...

I can identify with Gypsy's comment. Back then, regardless of experience, a gallant aviator joined as the 'boy pilot' on the 747 - cruise relief only - before being posted, eventually, as FO on the...
2nd Oct 2020, 09:55
Replies: 38
Views: 19,385
Posted By BristolScout

When I was out there in the seventies, SAA was...

When I was out there in the seventies, SAA was actually a subsidiary of South African Railways! It was iconic, strangely run and it was rumoured that the female cabin crew were selected by a...
16th Aug 2020, 19:37
Replies: 4
Views: 761
Posted By BristolScout

I was being, ever so slightly, ironical:)

I was being, ever so slightly, ironical:)
12th Aug 2020, 21:04
Replies: 4
Views: 761
Posted By BristolScout

Cool Thanks for the PM responses. My immediate need is...

Thanks for the PM responses. My immediate need is to do microlight tailwheel differences (Escapade & Thruster). Finding definitive answers answers is a nightmare. Of course, it will all be better...
6th Aug 2020, 16:08
Replies: 4
Views: 761
Posted By BristolScout

Smile Medical Status

I'm currently without a Class 2 medical, due to a minor heart attack last year. I've been reading up on the Pilot Medical Declaration which would clear me to fly aircraft below 2000kg with passengers...
23rd Sep 2019, 09:34
Replies: 183
Views: 289,018
Posted By BristolScout

Icemanalgeria. There are EU rules against...

Icemanalgeria. There are EU rules against governments bailing out failing businesses. Unlike our continental friends and partners, we are sticklers for the rules in Blighty.
20th Sep 2019, 09:30
Replies: 1,552
Views: 1,735,027
Posted By BristolScout

I hate to be a Cassandra, DocQ, but Twiglet is...

I hate to be a Cassandra, DocQ, but Twiglet is correct. I had a very personal interest when both British Island and DanAir went down and both events occurred without any warning. Companies put on a...
6th May 2019, 22:42
Replies: 483
Views: 954,843
Posted By BristolScout

Since this thread started, hundreds of thousands...

Since this thread started, hundreds of thousands of passengers have flown and arrived safely with their cabin bags. There's an old saying that hard cases make bad law. Jumping around demanding...
5th May 2019, 22:38
Replies: 483
Views: 954,843
Posted By BristolScout

Looking at the images, hopefully the flight deck...

Looking at the images, hopefully the flight deck crew have survived which will help the investigation.
25th Mar 2019, 19:03
Replies: 107
Views: 103,243
Posted By BristolScout

It will be interesting to see how the BA PR...

It will be interesting to see how the BA PR department spins this one.
22nd Mar 2019, 13:47
Replies: 14
Views: 2,376
Posted By BristolScout

Smile I've done a few seminars in my time, mainly...

I've done a few seminars in my time, mainly mediocre with the honourable exception of Pooleys at Shoreham which was brilliant. I can't help feeling that these occasions are wasted opportunities. In a...
22nd Jan 2019, 09:12
Replies: 1
Views: 1,043
Posted By BristolScout

Not normal practice but probably do-able with...

Not normal practice but probably do-able with proper training. Remember that the new pilot will have an extended apprenticeship with experienced captains and, in any event, wide-bodies tend to be...
28th Nov 2018, 12:04
Replies: 2,099
Views: 1,209,476
Posted By BristolScout

I'm long retired and I wouldn't dream of second...

I'm long retired and I wouldn't dream of second guessing the inquiry but I can't help thinking that too many present day pilots are indoctrinated to fly the aircraft through the system. Fine as far...
8th Nov 2018, 19:10
Replies: 27
Views: 3,959
Posted By BristolScout

My school uses 20 degrees up to first solo. I...

My school uses 20 degrees up to first solo. I always make a big point of briefing the concept of 'lift flap' against 'drag flap' before starting landings and at some early stage introduce the...
8th Nov 2018, 18:58
Replies: 443
Views: 233,058
Posted By BristolScout

Cool Refractive Lens Exchange

I recently had an eye exam with one of the laser outfits who said they could restore glasses-free sight by refractive lens exchange - same procedure as for cataracts but inserting a multifocal lens....
8th Aug 2018, 09:10
Replies: 13
Views: 996
Posted By BristolScout

I've been flying for 52 years and I'm still...

I've been flying for 52 years and I'm still learning so I guess I'm still a student in a way.
7th Aug 2018, 10:53
Replies: 5
Views: 1,529
Posted By BristolScout

I'm totally with Ghengis and I teach cockpit...

I'm totally with Ghengis and I teach cockpit management from day 1. The nub of the problem is the lack of accessible storage space in all the two-seat trainers. The motor accessories industry has...
7th Aug 2018, 10:02
Replies: 259
Views: 52,671
Posted By BristolScout

I have been with PPrune from the beginning - the...

I have been with PPrune from the beginning - the join date on the left is incorrect, due to a glitch in passwording. I am immensely saddened that the quality of dialogue here has deteriorated so much...
7th Jul 2018, 11:30
Replies: 12
Views: 1,736
Posted By BristolScout

Thanks, Whopity. I was pretty sure I hadn't...

Thanks, Whopity. I was pretty sure I hadn't missed something but there was a mention of a CAA certificate on another school's site.
5th Jul 2018, 18:13
Replies: 72
Views: 12,067
Posted By BristolScout

4 Turbo. I'm 68 and originally thought I'd hang...

4 Turbo. I'm 68 and originally thought I'd hang up my instructor's hat next year when the rating expires but will be renewing after all at the request of my FTO. Apparently, older instructors are...
5th Jul 2018, 17:38
Replies: 12
Views: 1,736
Posted By BristolScout

Tailwheel training

Does anyone know if there is an approved course completion certificate for tailwheel differences training?
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