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24th Jan 2019, 20:52
Replies: 83
Views: 22,746
Posted By Pudnucker

I regularly fly DCT from the SW to the Channel...

I regularly fly DCT from the SW to the Channel Islands. Iíve sailed all my life and flown for a good proportion of it. It beggars belief the risks pilots often take flying over the channel. Iíve...
Forum: Tech Log
21st Jan 2019, 22:02
Replies: 4
Views: 1,541
Posted By Pudnucker

Safety Gear

Evening all,

Drawing a bit of a blank.. am looking for the list of equipment, either mandated or recommended for safety equipment that should be carried aboard aircraft. Need to understand whatís...
9th Sep 2018, 20:10
Replies: 3
Views: 4,011
Posted By Pudnucker

Iíve landed many times at Haydock.. not sure how...

Iíve landed many times at Haydock.. not sure how this occurred.. itís generally firm, wide approaches and lots of room.. super destination.. hope they donít ban or place restrictions on other pilots..
21st Apr 2018, 13:36
Replies: 11
Views: 1,849
Posted By Pudnucker

Iím based at Exeter. Very interesting decision.. ...

Iím based at Exeter. Very interesting decision..

While I am very much against grabs for CAS and have been scared to death with some close calls in the corridors that they create (M3 in...
16th Apr 2018, 20:28
Replies: 38
Views: 7,171
Posted By Pudnucker

Iím right at the end of my IR(R) training. My...

Iím right at the end of my IR(R) training. My instructor/mentor is a one man band instructor.. ex airline for 35 years and thousands of hours on light aircraft. He is a SUPERB instructor.. focused...
15th Apr 2018, 11:29
Replies: 2
Views: 913
Posted By Pudnucker

Suggested Flight Sim for instrument practice

Hi guys,

probably been done to death but cannot see anything that recent. Need to do some at home practice for my upcoming IRR rating. Just need to practice NDB approaches and ILS etc - not...
15th Apr 2018, 11:27
Replies: 71
Views: 20,680
Posted By Pudnucker

Dont use standard trickle chargers on sealed AGM...

Dont use standard trickle chargers on sealed AGM aircraft batteries (i.e. a standard automotive charger).. The ripple voltage and fixed voltage output will damage the battery... needs to be a 3 stage...
13th Apr 2018, 06:12
Replies: 71
Views: 20,680
Posted By Pudnucker

But what if the battery health is low due to...

But what if the battery health is low due to excessive discharge? After charging there maybe just enough amp hours available to start the engines up etc but a short period of discharge could cause...
12th Apr 2018, 23:13
Replies: 71
Views: 20,680
Posted By Pudnucker

My business designs and manufactures battery...

My business designs and manufactures battery monitors for the specialist vehicles and defence applications - we own the IP for the worlds most accurate state of charge and state of health technology....
15th Mar 2018, 06:57
Replies: 5
Views: 1,188
Posted By Pudnucker

Thanks - Iíll give them a shout. Word is from the...

Thanks - Iíll give them a shout. Word is from the Navion owners group in the US is that the FAA want something, anything fitted as thereís been a good number of walk away accidents where people died...
14th Mar 2018, 23:37
Replies: 17
Views: 8,824
Posted By Pudnucker

Lucky to be alive - I’ve always feared an engine...

Lucky to be alive - I’ve always feared an engine failure in the (utterly stupid) low level route. Hope he gets back in the air soon.
14th Mar 2018, 23:18
Replies: 5
Views: 1,188
Posted By Pudnucker

Harnesses for Light Aircraft?

Guys,

I have an older Aircraft with only front lap belts. I really need to fit shoulder harnesses (preferably 4 pointers). A/c is a Navion so no off the shelf kits available. Does anyone know of a...
2nd Oct 2017, 20:00
Replies: 14
Views: 2,761
Posted By Pudnucker

Retarded!

Hi

I went through the NPPL to LAPL to EASA PPL route.. over 700 hours solo x-country and 100 training over 10 years.. I STILL had to do a qualifying cross country and skills test.. the instructor...
21st Jul 2017, 18:04
Replies: 20
Views: 2,291
Posted By Pudnucker

in a recent French trip I asked the president of...

in a recent French trip I asked the president of the aero club of the previous airfield visited to call ahead (everyone v friendly). In each case he could never get through but left a message.. the...
21st Jul 2017, 17:56
Replies: 26
Views: 7,978
Posted By Pudnucker

Thanks guys - anyone have any contact details for...

Thanks guys - anyone have any contact details for Sproston Green? I may go and recce it by car next time I'm there!

I've just been discussing this with the team from GAIN - worth a look for those...
1st Jun 2017, 21:18
Replies: 8
Views: 1,129
Posted By Pudnucker

I have said that several times... Why are...

I have said that several times...

Why are there no sensible strips anywhere in that part of the world?
1st Jun 2017, 20:47
Replies: 8
Views: 1,129
Posted By Pudnucker

Strips Near Ormskirk

Evening,

My mum in her wisdom has moved from a stones throw from Compton Abbas to Ormskirk in Lancashire...

Anyone know of any farm strips in the area. I've been in/out of Haydock Park which is...
26th May 2017, 20:22
Replies: 26
Views: 7,978
Posted By Pudnucker

It's still on the chart but all I can find on the...

It's still on the chart but all I can find on the web is that they only accept "PFA types".. not sure what that means..

The a/c I fly isn't an EASA machine nor supported by the PFA..
26th May 2017, 15:56
Replies: 26
Views: 7,978
Posted By Pudnucker

Thanks Guys, Dairy House Farm CW5 6DN looks...

Thanks Guys,

Dairy House Farm CW5 6DN looks super - does anyone have any contact details.

Also, the strip in Middlewich mentioned above looks OK (maybe a tad short) but maybe worth an...
26th May 2017, 11:54
Replies: 26
Views: 7,978
Posted By Pudnucker

ANy other idea

Guys,

An old thread that I started a while back... Have been successfully flying in/out of Ashcroft but now I exceeded the horsepower limit for the airfield :-/

Looking for somewhere close to...
3rd Jun 2012, 20:29
Replies: 3
Views: 969
Posted By Pudnucker

N Reg on NPPL

Hi guys,

Have searched this and can't find other posts but apologies if this topic is covered elsewhere.

Can I fly an N Reg aircraft on an NPPL around the uk and channel islands?

I saw a...
20th Aug 2011, 15:20
Replies: 1
Views: 1,735
Posted By Pudnucker

Red Arrow Down Bournemouth

Sad news: red arrow has crashed at Bournemouth just to south of airfield. Pilot ejected hope he/she is ok..
31st Jul 2011, 23:06
Replies: 134
Views: 33,631
Posted By Pudnucker

There are some truly shocking posts on this...

There are some truly shocking posts on this thread. At best some are misinformed/dillusional at worst totally inappropriate. It worries me that I may have to share the sky with some of you - frankly...
26th May 2011, 14:43
Replies: 4
Views: 826
Posted By Pudnucker

The PCAS works well with the liferaft but the...

The PCAS works well with the liferaft but the raft doesnt move quick enough to avoid traffic......

Seriously, they are good bits of kit. The Zaon does scare the crap out of me occasionally when...
26th May 2011, 14:30
Replies: 22
Views: 2,665
Posted By Pudnucker

My stall warner goes off quite a lot in...

My stall warner goes off quite a lot in turbulence. If he seems dilligent, checks fuel, visually checks contents and briefs you etc, he's probably ok. Express your fears to him - its your life at the...
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