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24th Apr 2022, 06:25
Replies: 51
Views: 2,946
Posted By TheOddOne

Then the runway gets blocked by the aircraft in...

Then the runway gets blocked by the aircraft in front and they have to divert. We do the same as MrAverage, min 2 hours endurance at planned end of flight for solo students.

It'll come and all...
13th Apr 2022, 07:27
Replies: 34
Views: 3,902
Posted By TheOddOne

A little bit of trimming required at the end, for...

A little bit of trimming required at the end, for the changed c of g, presumably...

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31st Mar 2022, 21:58
Replies: 48
Views: 4,369
Posted By TheOddOne

Every SEP instructor's mantra is 'MORE RIGHT...

Every SEP instructor's mantra is 'MORE RIGHT RUDDER'.
Second to this is 'DON'T PUSH'.

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28th Mar 2022, 07:33
Replies: 10
Views: 1,066
Posted By TheOddOne

...or, you could actually go to the proper,...

...or, you could actually go to the proper, official source of these data, the UK AIP. Look in Gen 3.5, where ALL the codes may be found:
...
26th Mar 2022, 05:25
Replies: 7
Views: 714
Posted By TheOddOne

If you want the current UK CAA PPL syllabus, then...

If you want the current UK CAA PPL syllabus, then it's available here, for free:

https://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/33/CAP%201298%20AltMOC_PPL(A).pdf

In order to study the materials required to...
21st Mar 2022, 18:50
Replies: 48
Views: 4,369
Posted By TheOddOne

Read the latest Air Accident Investigation Branch...

Read the latest Air Accident Investigation Branch reports about blocked pitot systems on Big Jets. Very revealing. They also have other recent reports where they highlight lack of recency as a causal...
4th Mar 2022, 22:15
Replies: 10
Views: 1,558
Posted By TheOddOne

I'm still a young and sprightly (except when...

I'm still a young and sprightly (except when recovering from Covid, like now) 72. Our examiner is 80 next year. We managed to pull a couple of aircraft out of the hangar together this morning AND...
2nd Mar 2022, 06:21
Replies: 21
Views: 1,508
Posted By TheOddOne

I've cut my part down to 15, so the student now...

I've cut my part down to 15, so the student now pays 25. The added faff of logging on and sorting out the on-line stuff is offset by not having to mark it. Then they want to know what they got...
28th Feb 2022, 16:47
Replies: 21
Views: 1,508
Posted By TheOddOne

...which means I've only 2,000 hours to go, by...

...which means I've only 2,000 hours to go, by which time I'll be nearly 80. But wait, that'll be about the right age!

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23rd Feb 2022, 17:35
Replies: 7
Views: 509
Posted By TheOddOne

Good comments, thank you. I should have...

Good comments, thank you.
I should have explained that I would use 2 GI275, one in place of the AI, configured for such and the other below it configured as a DI/HSI.
I've seen videos of the...
22nd Feb 2022, 22:09
Replies: 7
Views: 509
Posted By TheOddOne

Teaching ab initio with GI275 in place of AI and DI

Hi,
Our AI and DI in our PA28 are getting unreliable. They've recently been overhauled and we're replaced the vacuum pump, filter etc as a precaution but the DI has started precessing randomly again...
22nd Feb 2022, 22:01
Replies: 21
Views: 1,508
Posted By TheOddOne

Our microlight instructors are paid almost double...

Our microlight instructors are paid almost double what I get. How did that happen?

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16th Feb 2022, 18:39
Replies: 12
Views: 1,006
Posted By TheOddOne

We have a combined Employers/Public liability...

We have a combined Employers/Public liability policy with our Club and our landlord, the airfield owner. This is also combined with a hangar keeper's insurance, as we rent it from them.. Not cheap...
12th Feb 2022, 14:50
Replies: 3
Views: 648
Posted By TheOddOne

Sadly, I think your 2008 books are really...

Sadly, I think your 2008 books are really out-of-date and will only serve to as you say give you lots of stuff to unlearn.
You could do worse than buy the complete package including not only books,...
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Feb 2022, 21:59
Replies: 34
Views: 6,756
Posted By TheOddOne

Personally I thought she should have gone after...

Personally I thought she should have gone after the killing of Jean Charles de Menezes, there was allegedly a bit of a cover-up with deleted messages, allegedly and apparently.
However, I think...
3rd Feb 2022, 16:32
Replies: 12
Views: 1,144
Posted By TheOddOne

3 golden rules for learning to fly 1. Never pay...

3 golden rules for learning to fly
1. Never pay in advance
2. Never pay in advance
3. Never pay in advance.
I'm still running a small flying school and we refuse to take money in advance, we just...
23rd Jan 2022, 22:02
Replies: 66
Views: 16,134
Posted By TheOddOne

That's the whole planet, now. David Attenborough...

That's the whole planet, now. David Attenborough reckons that the World population has tripled in the time he's been making nature programmes...

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23rd Jan 2022, 16:54
Replies: 2
Views: 795
Posted By TheOddOne

Her Maj for what she missed at Christmas,...

Her Maj for what she missed at Christmas, sticking to the rules.

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7th Jan 2022, 09:01
Replies: 24
Views: 2,079
Posted By TheOddOne

I ferried a French aircraft the other day (a...

I ferried a French aircraft the other day (a TB10). There were 4 levers sticking out; one red, two black one blue. One of the black levers turned out to be the prop, the blue one was carb heat!...
13th Dec 2021, 16:49
Replies: 12
Views: 1,460
Posted By TheOddOne

Well, I've just looked up our airfield and I...

Well, I've just looked up our airfield and I would say this is quite dangerous and should NOT be used! The information is dangerously out-of-date.
We sometimes get people calling for PPR who are...
29th Nov 2021, 22:13
Replies: 67
Views: 5,878
Posted By TheOddOne

Flying our PA28-180 today, fitted with a carb...

Flying our PA28-180 today, fitted with a carb temp gauge, showed -10deg C, near the lower end of the yellow arc. Applying carb heat only raised the temp to the top end of the arc, not out of it....
25th Nov 2021, 18:04
Replies: 97
Views: 10,023
Posted By TheOddOne

Yes, the future is electric. I've owned an e-Golf...

Yes, the future is electric. I've owned an e-Golf for 2 years now, beautiful car, charge it at home from a domestic wall socket in the garage. Only servicing is new tyres.

I'm waiting for the Mk3...
17th Nov 2021, 21:55
Replies: 15
Views: 1,945
Posted By TheOddOne

Yes, run by the 'Mericans. Very amusing. Them:...

Yes, run by the 'Mericans. Very amusing.
Them: Golf Zulu Zulu you're not painting'
Us (in a Jodel) 'Yes, that's 'cos we're made of wood!'
Sometime later, crossing the UHMRA, saw a F111 crossing...
15th Nov 2021, 17:47
Replies: 31
Views: 6,314
Posted By TheOddOne

I think Bernie Ecclestone once said, following a...

I think Bernie Ecclestone once said, following a particularly inept article about Formula 1 in the Daily Telegraph 'What they wrote was complete tosh (or words to that effect). I can only assume that...
20th Oct 2021, 10:03
Replies: 22
Views: 2,326
Posted By TheOddOne

Hi, Unfortunately, we in Cornwall recall all...

Hi,
Unfortunately, we in Cornwall recall all too well identical restrictions for G7 just this June. Horrendous right in the middle of the flying season. We're still waiting for our compensation. Not...
10th Oct 2021, 17:53
Replies: 7
Views: 1,567
Posted By TheOddOne

.Thread Creep. Years ago, a friend of mine...

.Thread Creep.

Years ago, a friend of mine asked Toronto for a zone transit in her Pitts S2A.
'Sure', they said 'provided you do a wheels-up low pass of the Tower'.
Pause for thought, then she...
1st Oct 2021, 21:58
Replies: 7
Views: 1,975
Posted By TheOddOne

I think Jimmy Edwards, a post-war comedian and...

I think Jimmy Edwards, a post-war comedian and WW2 DFC-awarded pilot, once claimed to have flown a DC2 1/2...

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12th Aug 2021, 17:12
Replies: 5
Views: 1,222
Posted By TheOddOne

Actually, UAS is also wrong, in my opinion. RPA...

Actually, UAS is also wrong, in my opinion. RPA is better (Remotely Piloted Aircraft). It's the 'unmanned' bit I object to. There's a general trend away from UAS to RPA and RPAS. ICAO need to catch...
9th Jul 2021, 16:57
Replies: 13
Views: 1,943
Posted By TheOddOne

Aviation South West at Exeter advertise FI...

Aviation South West at Exeter advertise FI courses.

The most westerly FIC in England. None in Cornwall.

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20th Jun 2021, 17:30
Replies: 12
Views: 2,421
Posted By TheOddOne

It also says 'All shipping declines to Zero' on...

It also says 'All shipping declines to Zero' on the next line.
Yes, right.
I read recently that a cruise ship leaving harbour generates more CO2 than the WHOLE of UK GA in a year.
I confidently...
6th Jun 2021, 09:11
Replies: 1
Views: 474
Posted By TheOddOne

Garmin AERA 660 displaying mode s

Hi All,
We've installed a Garmin GDL50R in our PA28 to receive ADS-B to complement our Garmin transponder with ADS-B 'out'. We display the output from the GDL50R on a panel-mount AERA 660 and the...
2nd Jun 2021, 05:05
Replies: 7
Views: 1,566
Posted By TheOddOne

It is certainly recommended practice. Make sure...

It is certainly recommended practice. Make sure you keep a note of the flight details as it should all count towards your total.

My personal recommendation would be The Pilot Centre at Denham. I'd...
22nd May 2021, 21:32
Replies: 24
Views: 5,037
Posted By TheOddOne

A short survey of youtube shows how many boats...

A short survey of youtube shows how many boats strike bridges! I'm anazed there are any bridges left...

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18th May 2021, 06:54
Replies: 5
Views: 2,776
Posted By TheOddOne

When carrying out IMC training, we always make it...

When carrying out IMC training, we always make it plain to ATC when we change to VFR, usually for recovery to base. We always benefit from a positive handover with squawk given in advance of...
18th May 2021, 06:47
Replies: 17
Views: 1,898
Posted By TheOddOne

CAA lost log book requirements...

CAA lost log book requirements (https://www.caa.co.uk/Commercial-industry/Pilot-licences/Applications/Documentation/Lost,-damaged-or-stolen-logbooks/)

Please read carefully the information given...
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