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25th Sep 2007, 15:25
Replies: 37
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Posted By Basil Smallpiece

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e143/scalesoarer...

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Pentax K10D 16-45mm

Great camera with anti shake and dust removal, the latter essential IMHO...
13th Sep 2007, 19:24
Replies: 15
Views: 1,279
Posted By Basil Smallpiece

No unfortunately not, nearest thing is to do them...

No unfortunately not, nearest thing is to do them in a LSA (600Kg)
21st Aug 2007, 11:12
Replies: 47
Views: 3,997
Posted By Basil Smallpiece

Depends when and where - in the school Baron from...

Depends when and where - in the school Baron from a noise sensitive airfield we got it back to 25/25 as soon as possible; now with the ULM/Rotax I take off at firewall/58 and reduce to 24/52 at 500ft...
12th Aug 2007, 14:40
Replies: 44
Views: 10,110
Posted By Basil Smallpiece

Seems to me that they didn't actually have a...

Seems to me that they didn't actually have a valid fuel 'plog' - they just changed the destination in the FMS and accepted its calculations.

Interesting items in the report are that the F/O tried...
10th Aug 2007, 15:46
Replies: 44
Views: 10,110
Posted By Basil Smallpiece

So if I understand it correctly, they took off in...

So if I understand it correctly, they took off in Khania with 17t of fuel, couldn't retract the gear but continued anyway, the FMS showed not enough fuel to reach Hannover so they replanned Munich...
10th Aug 2007, 09:34
Replies: 44
Views: 10,110
Posted By Basil Smallpiece

Question from a PPL holder and flightsimmer for...

Question from a PPL holder and flightsimmer for an FMS expert:

I understand that the FMS assumes a clean aircraft, however if on the fuel progress page the calculation was based on 'FF+FQ' ie fuel...
6th Aug 2007, 19:28
Replies: 20
Views: 3,986
Posted By Basil Smallpiece

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17th Jul 2007, 18:06
Replies: 548
Views: 171,487
Posted By Basil Smallpiece

Adrian, was in the same place the day before,...

Adrian, was in the same place the day before, looked down on the Red Bull Air-race site at Interlaken from 12,000ft...

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17th Jul 2007, 16:40
Replies: 548
Views: 171,487
Posted By Basil Smallpiece

Benbecula. In my experience not a GA friendly...

Benbecula. In my experience not a GA friendly airfield.
13th Jul 2007, 19:47
Replies: 548
Views: 171,487
Posted By Basil Smallpiece

Some more... ...

Some more...


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13th Jul 2007, 18:51
Replies: 548
Views: 171,487
Posted By Basil Smallpiece

Open day Mollis Switzerland

Wanted to go flying the other day but had to wait - these two were blocking the hangar!

Mollis is idyllic - no ATC, security fences or yellow jackets. The parallel taxyway is a public footpath,...
12th Jul 2007, 14:16
Replies: 10
Views: 1,223
Posted By Basil Smallpiece

After a referendum the Swiss have ratified the...

After a referendum the Swiss have ratified the Schengen Treaty but not implemented it. They talk about earliest Autumn 2008; until then existing customs and immigration procedures remain in force...
9th Jul 2007, 14:25
Replies: 38
Views: 13,047
Posted By Basil Smallpiece

Jawohl and know the FMS modes as well like the...

Jawohl and know the FMS modes as well like the Hapag Lloyd 310 Vienna and Air Transat 330 Azores crews who both incredibly ran out of fuel!
9th Jul 2007, 10:06
Replies: 38
Views: 13,047
Posted By Basil Smallpiece

A4 - here are a few that I can think of: ...

A4 - here are a few that I can think of:

300/600: China Airlines Nagoya

310: Kenya Abidjan, Aeroflot Siberia, Tarom Bucharest

320: Air France Basle, Indian Bangalore, Air Inter Strasbourg, ...
9th Jul 2007, 08:39
Replies: 38
Views: 13,047
Posted By Basil Smallpiece

Remarkable how many fully airworthy Airbus...

Remarkable how many fully airworthy Airbus aircraft have impacted the surface because the crew failed to understand or interpret the flight modes on display.

I am convinced that the multiple...
8th Jul 2007, 19:55
Replies: 19
Views: 1,825
Posted By Basil Smallpiece

I think closer to the farm than shown on the OS...

I think closer to the farm than shown on the OS map...

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8th Jul 2007, 19:37
Replies: 19
Views: 1,825
Posted By Basil Smallpiece

India-Mike - photos taken 2 weeks ago of Oronsay...

India-Mike - photos taken 2 weeks ago of Oronsay Farm and the old landing strip:

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3rd Jul 2007, 17:01
Replies: 11
Views: 1,277
Posted By Basil Smallpiece

After all the rain I would go for a hard runway,...

After all the rain I would go for a hard runway, the closest is this:

http://i38.photobucket.com/albums/e143/scalesoarer/IMGP9522.jpg

These two are further North but still very close:
...
26th Jun 2007, 08:17
Replies: 40
Views: 15,436
Posted By Basil Smallpiece

When I flew BOAC (which in terms of young pilot...

When I flew BOAC (which in terms of young pilot career progression stood for 'Better On A Camel') there was Basil and the joke about 'I work for Cunard' (say it fast with a mouthful of chips). I now...
25th Jun 2007, 17:02
Replies: 40
Views: 15,436
Posted By Basil Smallpiece

Do Ryanair etc. have ACARS?

Reason I ask is that Zurich Information for example which should primarily be a light aircraft VFR service is regularly swamped by high altitude overflying cheap Brit airline crews asking for...
7th May 2007, 05:59
Replies: 11
Views: 1,705
Posted By Basil Smallpiece

Yes, aim for the threshold but don't forget to...

Yes, aim for the threshold but don't forget to pull a bit more on the round-out Hoskins...

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6th May 2007, 15:55
Replies: 11
Views: 1,705
Posted By Basil Smallpiece

Ferry to St Agnes, cream tea at I think it's...

Ferry to St Agnes, cream tea at I think it's called Coast Guard Cottage? last one along the road with a view towards North America!

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5th May 2007, 08:20
Replies: 7
Views: 1,583
Posted By Basil Smallpiece

I've used Memory Map with an IPAQ pocket pc for 3...

I've used Memory Map with an IPAQ pocket pc for 3 years and can thoroughly recommend it.

Last year I bought a Samsung QI tablet pc running Windows XP, I run Memory Map and/or whatever local...
26th Apr 2007, 18:13
Replies: 14
Views: 2,119
Posted By Basil Smallpiece

IO540 - absolute rubbish. If I look at the...

IO540 - absolute rubbish.

If I look at the latest aeronautical chart, ICAO Switzerland, 1:500 000 35th edition 2007 March 15, everything but EVERYTHING is in feet.

You are probably confusing...
5th Mar 2007, 15:30
Replies: 15
Views: 6,590
Posted By Basil Smallpiece

If only both had been fitted with Flarm... ...

If only both had been fitted with Flarm...

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