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21st Jun 2021, 13:59
Replies: 12
Views: 2,421
Posted By Romeo Tango

Autonomous electric aircraft may make the market...

Autonomous electric aircraft may make the market (even though maybe a slightly different one) much larger.
22nd Jan 2021, 14:01
Replies: 3
Views: 730
Posted By Romeo Tango

July 18 1915

Below is an extract from my grandfather's diary for July 18 1915. He was seconded to the RFC from the cavalry as an observer.

I've had the whole diary transcribed .... can anyone suggest someone...
31st Oct 2020, 09:45
Replies: 147
Views: 126,602
Posted By Romeo Tango

My commiserations. As you must now be aware you...

My commiserations. As you must now be aware you are not the first :uhoh:
22nd Sep 2020, 09:00
Replies: 13
Views: 2,241
Posted By Romeo Tango

I take the view that there are only two choices...

I take the view that there are only two choices of runway (on my strip anyway).

So feeling the wind on my face for take off and looking at heading and ground speed on approach is almost always...
3rd Sep 2020, 10:29
Replies: 6
Views: 2,106
Posted By Romeo Tango

Bournemouth used to be open overnight whatever...

Bournemouth used to be open overnight whatever AIS says. Not sure if still is.
10th Dec 2019, 14:14
Replies: 12
Views: 1,256
Posted By Romeo Tango

I have my standard iPad mounted on the yoke. ...

I have my standard iPad mounted on the yoke.

IMHO The standard one is good if you want to display approach charts with lots of small writing, otherwise a mini is fine for Skydemon etc.
2nd Dec 2019, 11:13
Replies: 21
Views: 3,916
Posted By Romeo Tango

I went dual G5 a year ago in my Robin after my DI...

I went dual G5 a year ago in my Robin after my DI started to misbehave. It was a bit odd at first after 40 odd years of steam instruments but I now find it easier and I fly more accurately on...
7th Sep 2019, 11:04
Replies: 13
Views: 1,548
Posted By Romeo Tango

What PD said

What PD said
26th Jul 2019, 15:06
Replies: 23
Views: 6,636
Posted By Romeo Tango

A little bit of fear is good ..... it makes you...

A little bit of fear is good ..... it makes you careful!
25th Jul 2019, 06:59
Replies: 23
Views: 6,636
Posted By Romeo Tango

The OP has asked a genuine question. You may be...

The OP has asked a genuine question. You may be arrogant/brave/stupid enough to be never afraid of anything but that's not how it works for everyone. In my book people who conquer fear are the better...
23rd Jul 2019, 07:45
Replies: 23
Views: 6,636
Posted By Romeo Tango

I very much recognise this fear of clouds. During...

I very much recognise this fear of clouds. During initial training and reading Pilot magazine etc one is told that death is almost certain if one flies anywhere near, let alone inside, clouds.
For...
17th Jul 2019, 11:52
Replies: 11
Views: 17,584
Posted By Romeo Tango

IMHO Skydemon does a better job for VFR flying...

IMHO Skydemon does a better job for VFR flying where there is coverage. The maps are much clearer.
Foreflight comes into its own for IFR and outside SD coverage.
8th Jul 2019, 08:19
Replies: 21
Views: 5,034
Posted By Romeo Tango

It's all very well having a backup topo chart on...

It's all very well having a backup topo chart on paper but it has become effectively impractical to have paper backup approach charts etc. One might consider having paper printed out for the planned...
6th Jun 2019, 13:51
Replies: 9
Views: 3,460
Posted By Romeo Tango

IMHO the chance of bumping into anything is small...

IMHO the chance of bumping into anything is small enough to wait.
YMMV
6th Jun 2019, 08:07
Replies: 9
Views: 3,460
Posted By Romeo Tango

My experience with SE2: A well designed bit of...

My experience with SE2:
A well designed bit of kit, sees ADSB targets well on Skydemon and is good source of GPS to non-GPS tablets.
BUT only a small fraction of small aircraft currently transmit...
16th May 2019, 08:37
Replies: 27
Views: 4,478
Posted By Romeo Tango

It's all very well saying "I would not have...

It's all very well saying "I would not have started from here". IMHO it's worth the discussion. I would say that it depends on the information you have and what you can see, a violent turn or climb...
18th Apr 2019, 16:03
Replies: 6
Views: 3,223
Posted By Romeo Tango

I recently flew to eastern mediterranean from UK...

I recently flew to eastern mediterranean from UK in a light single. Foreflight was great for IFR flying across multiple borders. It's USA format does not always mesh exactly with Eurostuff but mostly...
19th Feb 2019, 14:50
Replies: 12
Views: 1,835
Posted By Romeo Tango

That's great news if Cambridge no longer requires...

That's great news if Cambridge no longer requires 24H PPR .... are you sure? my 2019 Pooleys still says 24H needed, makes it moderately useless as an airfield.

Correction: I've just rung them....
19th Feb 2019, 14:16
Replies: 12
Views: 1,835
Posted By Romeo Tango

Last I heard Cambridge require 24H PPR ...... so...

Last I heard Cambridge require 24H PPR ...... so not very useful out of hours or not.
25th Jan 2019, 09:33
Replies: 83
Views: 26,604
Posted By Romeo Tango

og: Point taken though I still think that when...

og:
Point taken though I still think that when discussing staying alive in this context it is worth keeping the big picture in mind.
24th Jan 2019, 21:50
Replies: 83
Views: 26,604
Posted By Romeo Tango

I think one should remember that all the...

I think one should remember that all the knowledge, kit and training for ditching is very unlikely to be needed. After one has got a life jacket, dingy, PLB, CAA ditching leaflet and maybe an...
24th Jan 2019, 11:24
Replies: 83
Views: 26,604
Posted By Romeo Tango

I agree with all the above and I do carry and...

I agree with all the above and I do carry and wear the kit. BUT the most useful thing you can carry is fuel. The traditional way to die in a small aircraft over the north Atlantic is to arrive...
23rd Jan 2019, 19:38
Replies: 83
Views: 26,604
Posted By Romeo Tango

I have flown the Atlantic 5 times and and many...

I have flown the Atlantic 5 times and and many other oceans seas and lakes in a SEP with and without GPS. I have been doing it for 40 years. It is a very good risk if one takes a few basic...
7th Dec 2018, 17:16
Replies: 23
Views: 6,851
Posted By Romeo Tango

I would be grateful for the current situation in...

I would be grateful for the current situation in Cyprus.
I want to transit through there with ~5 light singles in the spring and will want avgas, customs and as little hassle as possible ...
Is...
16th Nov 2018, 08:57
Replies: 59
Views: 8,203
Posted By Romeo Tango

PPL IR 4000 18/6/78 PA28 To go places

PPL IR
4000
18/6/78 PA28
To go places
26th Oct 2018, 16:00
Replies: 83
Views: 11,057
Posted By Romeo Tango

My experience (copied from a similar thread): ...

My experience (copied from a similar thread):

I'm male but I gave my wife flying lessons to PPL as a wedding present. She is not stupid but found the whole subject quite alien. We men absorb quite...
24th Oct 2018, 10:54
Replies: 18
Views: 1,726
Posted By Romeo Tango

Agreed, even if one is using a magic navigation...

Agreed, even if one is using a magic navigation box finding a destination or maybe something to avoid like a mast would be affected by this. Not everyone flies between well lit runways that are at a...
21st Sep 2018, 09:59
Replies: 4,514
Views: 1,373,741
Posted By Romeo Tango

I also would like to add something about the solo...

I also would like to add something about the solo thing.
Having another (perhaps more experienced) pilot in the aircraft, even if he/she is just there for the ride makes a big difference. Being...
29th Aug 2018, 09:41
Replies: 6
Views: 909
Posted By Romeo Tango

As I understand it, as far as customs/immigration...

As I understand it, as far as customs/immigration is concerned, there is no reason why you cannot roll up at Exeter from abroad anytime the place is open as long as you have filled in GAR form and...
21st May 2018, 16:05
Replies: 28
Views: 4,119
Posted By Romeo Tango

As I understand it (based on information told to...

As I understand it (based on information told to me by Customs man in Nome, Alaska about 8 years ago) it is largely up to the man on the ground, he might let you get away with it the first time but...
9th Apr 2018, 10:57
Replies: 8
Views: 2,636
Posted By Romeo Tango

It seems to me that it's unreasonable to expect...

It seems to me that it's unreasonable to expect private airfields or the government to provide free radar services to random aircraft outside controlled airspace. People are very expensive.

If you...
13th Mar 2018, 12:27
Replies: 15
Views: 2,955
Posted By Romeo Tango

Orchardleigh House Wedding Venues in Somerset |...

Orchardleigh House
Wedding Venues in Somerset | Countryside Weddings| Orchardleigh Estate (http://www.orchardleigh.net/)
AIUI the owner also owns a runway next to the hotel but it is not actually...
21st Feb 2018, 07:17
Replies: 76
Views: 14,700
Posted By Romeo Tango

Electric aircraft must be the future for...

Electric aircraft must be the future for cost/reliability/environmental reasons but are probably not a sensible option today unless you want to be very green.

I did say this before...
12th Feb 2018, 11:31
Replies: 10
Views: 2,708
Posted By Romeo Tango

You could charge tenants/owners for a certain...

You could charge tenants/owners for a certain amount of fuel and/or landings per month whether they use it/them or not thus providing an incentive to have an aeroplane .... and income for you.
12th Feb 2018, 10:47
Replies: 12
Views: 4,157
Posted By Romeo Tango

Sounds good. I would be interested to know if you...

Sounds good. I would be interested to know if you are doing this out of pure altruism or do you get returns some other way, eg advertising etc?

No disapproval implied I'm just interested.
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