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21st Aug 2017, 21:34
Replies: 54
Views: 6,624
Posted By PH-UKU

Armchair critics......

Oh FFS. Do you criticise aerobatic pilots for doing dangerous cunning stunts? Do you criticise horse riders for taking part in the most dangerous of sports? Do you criticise cyclists for cycling on...
13th Sep 2015, 10:25
Replies: 5
Views: 2,205
Posted By PH-UKU

Schneider Trophy

I'm trying to locate the graves of some of the Schneider Trophy pilots and those who supported them in their endeavours.

So far I have located the graves of .....

Lady Lucy Houston, who...
8th Aug 2015, 19:51
Replies: 78
Views: 42,262
Posted By PH-UKU

Avoid Exeter. Typical over-priced very important...

Avoid Exeter. Typical over-priced very important soul-less regional airport. :ugh:

Try Dunkeswell instead. Friendly, cheap, and cracking Sunday dinners. :ok:
21st Dec 2014, 15:10
Replies: 28
Views: 4,792
Posted By PH-UKU

Definitely do the IMC. As others say, it will...

Definitely do the IMC. As others say, it will improve your flying skills and also give you more confidence in your abilities. And practice it. Do practice ILS/VOR/SRA approaches on your way home in...
1st May 2014, 21:05
Replies: 27
Views: 3,399
Posted By PH-UKU

Plockton!! 15 minute walk into lovely highland...

Plockton!! 15 minute walk into lovely highland village. Fish and chips, or hotel dinners. Boats for seal trips as well :)

Or Mull/Glenforsa - grass strip. Have lunch at the hotel on the airfield,...
27th Mar 2014, 23:13
Replies: 30
Views: 5,154
Posted By PH-UKU

fish Mountains in the UK, and flying between them .....

Don't need a mountain rating for anything in the UK, but if you want to learn a bit about technique and dangers, then you could do worse than an hour or two doing some of this....
23rd Feb 2014, 11:13
Replies: 34
Views: 4,375
Posted By PH-UKU

fish Off the beaten track...

Cub-tastic!

Other places/thoughts. I'm sure there would be plenty microlight type strips too that you could try. Any private sites suggest you research a bit and get permission beforehand. ;)
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21st Jul 2013, 09:30
Replies: 18
Views: 3,373
Posted By PH-UKU

fish Here's a slightly offbeam suggestion. Why...

Here's a slightly offbeam suggestion. Why not....... fly into Prestwick Flight Centre, then take a seaplane lesson which could end up at one of many possible smashing eateries ...... Space in the...
23rd Jun 2013, 15:37
Replies: 1,533
Views: 3,315,835
Posted By PH-UKU

fish Welcome back. Looks just like Plockton for the...

Welcome back. Looks just like Plockton for the last 3 days ... (but without the pissing rain :( ) Maybe see you on Tues/Wed ....
10th May 2013, 23:07
Replies: 23
Views: 3,024
Posted By PH-UKU

fish Just to update .... Shares ARE available for...

Just to update .... Shares ARE available for amphib flying in the west of Scotland.

See this link (http://www.scotlandonfloats.com), and this little video - Fiddler's DRAM - Flying a seaplane...
7th Mar 2013, 19:16
Replies: 1,533
Views: 3,315,835
Posted By PH-UKU

Hear hear.

Hear hear.
7th Mar 2013, 18:48
Replies: 1,533
Views: 3,315,835
Posted By PH-UKU

Thumbs down Investment in aviation infrastructure seems to...

Investment in aviation infrastructure seems to work in Norway. Then again I guess they've not spunked billions away on illegal wars and WMD. Remind me again ...basket case Iceland's current deficit...
Forum: ATC Issues
7th Jan 2013, 17:38
Replies: 59
Views: 38,333
Posted By PH-UKU

7 a month may seem a small amount for tax...

7 a month may seem a small amount for tax purposes but .....

You can claim back up to 5 years in arrears, so for higher rate tax payers that is 40% of 84 =(33.60) per year - that makes 168. If...
2nd Oct 2012, 19:01
Replies: 26
Views: 4,934
Posted By PH-UKU

fish Got an ipad2 with internal gps, no simcard...

Got an ipad2 with internal gps, no simcard installed. Works brilliant on a RAM yoke mount on RHS. Battery lasts about 8hrs. Been to France and Norway using skydemon - amazing. Dropped signal twice,...
23rd Sep 2012, 22:36
Replies: 47
Views: 3,838
Posted By PH-UKU

fish Castle Kennedy, dropped my 83yr old mum off for a...

Castle Kennedy, dropped my 83yr old mum off for a tour round the castle gardens, took a couple of local farmers up for a jolly, then landed on the Black Loch (next to the castle), firemans lifted mum...
23rd Sep 2012, 22:27
Replies: 34
Views: 6,299
Posted By PH-UKU

Of course, you could always legally do a touch...

Of course, you could always legally do a touch and go under a bridge. :)
3rd Sep 2012, 22:08
Replies: 6
Views: 1,265
Posted By PH-UKU

Freeeeeedom ........ What a fantastic feeling...

Freeeeeedom ........ What a fantastic feeling piperboy, and good on you :) I try and do the same ..... Spontaneous drop-ins, but with lochs :) you need to try it someday :ok:
20th Jun 2012, 20:57
Replies: 78
Views: 42,262
Posted By PH-UKU

England difficult cos water is classed as private...

England difficult cos water is classed as private property and they have medieval trespass laws. Lake District National Park speed limited so impossible.

Scotland, much more free and easy. Best...
10th Jun 2012, 20:52
Replies: 68
Views: 8,087
Posted By PH-UKU

I had two students swap over yesterday in the...

I had two students swap over yesterday in the middle of the flight ..... they both climbed outside the aeroplane .... while we were moving ! And the engine was running ......

How did we do that?
13th May 2012, 21:26
Replies: 106
Views: 23,532
Posted By PH-UKU

Very very sad news, a big loss to SAC and beyond....

Very very sad news, a big loss to SAC and beyond. I enjoyed the witty and enthusiastic newsletters :(

On the subject of radios. Anywhere below 2500-3000' and you will struggle to pick up 119.875...
10th May 2012, 23:44
Replies: 87
Views: 37,303
Posted By PH-UKU

Does it come with any European maps ?

Does it come with any European maps ?
10th May 2012, 23:42
Replies: 13
Views: 1,222
Posted By PH-UKU

Very sad. Dropped in a couple of years ago for...

Very sad. Dropped in a couple of years ago for fuel en route Jersey/Waterford. Couldn't have been more helpful. Hope it reopens soon. Heading south this weekend and looking at fuel stop in...
2nd Feb 2012, 21:46
Replies: 30
Views: 5,275
Posted By PH-UKU

HRA - generally only Mon-Thurs 1500-2200 - can be...

HRA - generally only Mon-Thurs 1500-2200 - can be a pain, but there is a lot of airspace to investigate before you need to enter it.

I'll add in video of landing ..... on Loch Eck :E
29th Jan 2012, 18:42
Replies: 36
Views: 6,352
Posted By PH-UKU

fish http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-ash1/v235...

http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/photos-ak-ash1/v235/43/65/707866900/n707866900_777660_645.jpg

A few years ago ...... battery broke = 60 mins paddling to get to the shore ....... :ooh:

Oh, how...
16th Oct 2011, 08:57
Replies: 13
Views: 1,336
Posted By PH-UKU

fish <The requirement is to undergo a training flight...

<The requirement is to undergo a training flight with a FI(A)....>

You can also include flight with a CRI (Class Rating Instructor). Means you could try an hours seaplane flying ..... and the...
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