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23rd Sep 2018, 22:33
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Posted By Marchettiman

And each of the really great pilots I have been...

And each of the really great pilots I have been fortunate enough to know, amongst them Ray Hanna, Judith Chisholm and Stef Karwowski, have had one overwhelming characteristic in their personalities,...
21st Sep 2018, 12:23
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Posted By Marchettiman

The enormous distinction between flying solo i.e....

The enormous distinction between flying solo i.e. as the sole occupant of any type of aircraft and dual (i.e. with a fellow pilot) is something non-aviators would be unlikely to understand. As well...
20th Sep 2018, 20:08
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Posted By Marchettiman

As we have not yet received formal notice of the...

As we have not yet received formal notice of the AGM, nor its agenda (promised with the October edition of the magazine), I think it only fair that this thread does remain open until the topics...
20th Sep 2018, 16:23
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Posted By Marchettiman

I am a member of the LAA which I regard as a...

I am a member of the LAA which I regard as a superb organisation that does so much for light aircraft owners and pilots regardless of their race, sex or other characteristics. Although I am not...
27th May 2018, 09:06
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Posted By Marchettiman

The RAF's latest recruitment film?

My 4 year old grandson's favourite film; it seems to have worked...he wants to be a Spitfire pilot when he grows up....
19th Apr 2018, 21:58
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Posted By Marchettiman

Excellent news, the CAA deserve our support in...

Excellent news, the CAA deserve our support in having been fair and equitable in considering the needs of all airspace users.
Osprey Consulting are clearly in the business of making ACP applications...
4th Apr 2018, 22:10
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Views: 16,193
Posted By Marchettiman

I think the FA deserves our wholehearted support,...

I think the FA deserves our wholehearted support, I congratulate her. My interpretation of that conversation is that it is a prima face case of bullying of an employee (or contractor). I hope that...
1st Apr 2018, 20:38
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Posted By Marchettiman

Did my Flying Scholarship at Thruxton, where I...

Did my Flying Scholarship at Thruxton, where I still keep my aeroplane, 6 weeks after my 17th birthday. Drove there on my 49cc NSU Quickly scooter from Wimbledon, was shown to a rat infested sleeping...
11th Mar 2018, 16:33
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Posted By Marchettiman

Flying back to Blighty is good fun and an...

Flying back to Blighty is good fun and an interesting challenge but you will probably find it considerably cheaper to fly it to an East coast airfield and put it in a container for shipping.
Don't...
10th Jan 2018, 22:06
Replies: 37
Views: 5,821
Posted By Marchettiman

So you know what it means when your Mrs. tells...

So you know what it means when your Mrs. tells you to give up flying?
Forum: Tech Log
4th Jan 2018, 22:36
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Posted By Marchettiman

So, can we see this scenario happening? ...

So, can we see this scenario happening?

Autonomous Boeing and Airbus aircraft prototypes begin an extended flight test programme, airport and ATC infrastructures do the same, say 10 years for...
13th Dec 2017, 13:05
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Posted By Marchettiman

If you read the memo from the Chief People...

If you read the memo from the Chief People Officer carefully it is addressed to Cabin Crew and only mentions pilots peripherally.

The threat is that if any single cabin crew member takes...
15th Nov 2017, 22:15
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Posted By Marchettiman

I had a traumatic cataract after a car accident....

I had a traumatic cataract after a car accident. I found an eye surgeon called Will Ayliffe in London who understands aviation and advised that the choice of lens is critical; he used the only one...
13th Nov 2017, 21:19
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Posted By Marchettiman

I'm sorry to disagree Old Timer. If you choose to...

I'm sorry to disagree Old Timer. If you choose to do something to honour someone, in my view you must do it honourably. That means without deceiving both the public and your peers in the aviation...
5th Nov 2017, 10:51
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Views: 8,461
Posted By Marchettiman

May I make a small correction to Roger...

May I make a small correction to Roger Bacon/h88b's amusing post. The Manifold Pressure gauges on the Islander were calibrated in dBx10. Take-off power on a good day, as long as family of sparrows...
17th Oct 2017, 22:04
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Posted By Marchettiman

Carpe diem or in English, seize the opportunity,...

Carpe diem or in English, seize the opportunity, is where Ryanair pilots and cabin crew must now be at. I sincerely hope you all stick together in the face of what I see to be the most unpleasant...
6th Sep 2017, 13:38
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Views: 3,993
Posted By Marchettiman

And with no support from Berkshire who could...

And with no support from Berkshire who could easily cut off all supplies and economic aid by shutting the M4.
To see and hear a pair of Lancers at low level was an awesome experience!
4th Sep 2017, 20:57
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Views: 150,500
Posted By Marchettiman

Maybe this is nothing to do with international...

Maybe this is nothing to do with international posturing, it's just that Kim il Fatwun fancies Ivana like crazy and is doing a display of showing off his big-boys' toys hoping she will ditch Trumpie...
4th Sep 2017, 15:57
Replies: 12
Views: 3,993
Posted By Marchettiman

B1-B Lancers over Oxfordshire

Have just (Monday 14.40Z) been entertained by two Lancers in loose formation between Wantage and Faringdon, below the 2000ft cloudbase, presumably going into Brize,
Anyone know what the task is? I...
29th Aug 2017, 21:51
Replies: 10
Views: 5,489
Posted By Marchettiman

Why buy a Bose headset anyway? They are in my...

Why buy a Bose headset anyway? They are in my view incredibly overpriced; for instance the most expensive wireless, Bluetooth equipped stereo noise cancelling headphones they make for home use are...
19th Jul 2017, 22:16
Replies: 64
Views: 19,314
Posted By Marchettiman

Maybe a love of golf?

Maybe a love of golf?
15th Feb 2017, 21:19
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Views: 1,132,189
Posted By Marchettiman

Very well said! I wasn't able to be at the...

Very well said!

I wasn't able to be at the LAA AGM, but if, as it seems, TCT thought that she could have persuaded the Board to abandon its duty to their membership to abide by the Mem & Arts of...
12th Jan 2017, 12:16
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Posted By Marchettiman

There was a small airline called Euroair, which...

There was a small airline called Euroair, which was started in the late 70's by Don Daines, a fellow member then of the Tiger Club. I flew their Islanders and Cessna 404 Titans on single pilot...
9th Jan 2017, 10:18
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Views: 1,132,189
Posted By Marchettiman

The twists and twirls this thread is continually...

The twists and twirls this thread is continually taking make it as compulsive daily reading as Radio 4's programme The Archers is for listeners.
I am sure that Boeing and Artemis Investments didn't...
4th Jan 2017, 22:09
Replies: 25
Views: 2,322
Posted By Marchettiman

I can't think of anything better than skydemon,...

I can't think of anything better than skydemon, it does everything for both VFR and IFR flying and as a piece of software is really user friendly. I run it on a 120 Galaxy tablet which has a very...
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