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Achtung Spitfire!

Discussion in 'off topic' started by MikeMA, Sep 14, 2020.

  1. thebigfredc

    thebigfredc pfm Member

    Yes but what variety of knots?

    Indicated, Calibrated or True.
     
  2. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK I had amnesia once or twice...



    They still did it 40 years later.
     
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  3. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK I had amnesia once or twice...

    Granny.
     
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  4. Dougie2404

    Dougie2404 cranky old git

    Read the same thing in several books when I was a lad, your dad didn't tell fibs.

    Beaten to it again.
     
  5. k90tour

    k90tour pfm Member

    When I was training for my PPL it was 3000ft, unless we were with another pilot , in which case it was 2000ft. Stalls were included in such manoeuvres. Nothing to do with engines.
    All sorts of exemptions on application and approval from CAA.
     
  6. k90tour

    k90tour pfm Member

    Most our restrictions were due to farmers ringing up and complaining. We were told where not to fly and where not to practice engine failure landings.
     
  7. Mike Reed

    Mike Reed pfm Member

    Forget me ?
     
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  8. Sue Pertwee-Tyr

    Sue Pertwee-Tyr Well, I can dream, can’t I?

    Sounds like club rules to me.

    You practised stalls and forced landings solo as a student pilot? Was this UAS?
     
  9. Debs

    Debs pfm Member

    UAS pilots do not carry out PFLs solo.
     
  10. Sue Pertwee-Tyr

    Sue Pertwee-Tyr Well, I can dream, can’t I?

    I know. That’s where I learned to fly.

    Neither do PPLs as I recall.
     
  11. Debs

    Debs pfm Member

    I was a UAS student on the Bulldog. A PFL High Key was 1000ft, Low Key was 500ft. CERTAINLY we never practised that solo.
     
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  12. Debs

    Debs pfm Member

    As an ex RAF Pilot with 6500 hrs+, and 2000hrs+ as an A2 QFI, rest assured we supervised our students!
     
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  13. Sue Pertwee-Tyr

    Sue Pertwee-Tyr Well, I can dream, can’t I?

    That was my assumption. Certainly the case in my day (83-84), though we did do solo aerobatics. I wondered if it might have changed, but thought it unlikely TBH.

    I spent 20 years working in the flying training industry (not as an instructor, as I lost my medical) but I’m not aware of any civilian flying school that would let students (or even qualified PPLs) do practice forced landings while solo.
     
  14. k90tour

    k90tour pfm Member

    What is UAS?
     
  15. k90tour

    k90tour pfm Member

    Not sure about it being club rules. I do seem to remember it being written down in one of the books or the practice tests that we bought and used.
    One of my wife's work colleagues has just taken his flight test. She's keen for me to get back into it so we can do some trips.
     
  16. Rob998

    Rob998 Scimmia Nordoccidentale

    University Air Squadron. A bit like OTC for non-cannon fodder.
     
  17. Rack Kit

    Rack Kit pfm Member

    Somebody else who's spent their childhood reading Battle & Commando mini books. :)
     
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  18. Rack Kit

    Rack Kit pfm Member

    Thanks for the heads up - will definitely be watching this. The best looking and sounding aeroplane of all time IMO.
     
  19. Chewie

    Chewie New Member

     
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  20. Sue Pertwee-Tyr

    Sue Pertwee-Tyr Well, I can dream, can’t I?

    Ray Hanna was amazing in a Spitfire, and I reckon that was no more than 15 feet, let alone 80. 80 is for wusses.
     
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