Appeals by whom?
Since we can’t fly anywhere “useful”, would there be any interest in a virtual meet-up using the Zoom app?
It works pretty well.
I have created a telegram group for ZOOM video conference. This is a good way to coordinate the times. Also I don’t think all the clients support e.g. file transfer so telegram can be used for this.
Telegram joining link: https://t.me/joinchat/BcKpDhmMVzC-Z2ANLFUBJQ
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 896 655 7621
Password: the first four digits of the flight level altimeter setting in millibars
In the absence of a useful CAA engineer nearby, how do pilots manage their maintenance when on an ultra long distance journey.
At typical GA block speed going to Oshkosh and back, for example, is likely to need at least a remote (from a UK maintenance shop) inspection at 50 or 55 hours. Going further afield would require a 100 hour inspection, and in due course an annual and ARC renewal.
Have contacted one G reg earthrounder, and a prospective one, who might have some answers. Will also ask a couple of maintenance shops.
It would be interesting to know if this is relatively straightforward, for example your remote A&P might liaise with the UK shop and they sign off remotely?
I have mentioned this before a few times: if you have done some nice trips this summer and can write them up with some nice photos, please send them to me and we can put them up under Articles.
They need to be supplied in a simple linear form, like those already on there i.e. text – image – text – image etc. No fancy HTML with style sheets, frames etc.
I can easily resize images (they need to be about 900 pixels wide).
This is quite interesting. Both the Honeywell KFC230 and the Garmin GFC500/600/700 do it. They appear to use GPS data as an additional input to the control loop.
The KFC230 needs GPS and will disconnect upon loss of GPS data, leaving you to fly the ILS via other means; it appears that the HDG mode and VS modes will still work.
Re the Garmin ones, this was posted on some US site
You have to read it carefully. The GFC500 will disconnect ILS tracking if GPS is lost during the ILS, although the HDG, VS etc modes remain available. The GFC600/700 will not disconnect but you get degraded performance.
A few years ago, Inverness area schools were due to fly for a skiing holiday. The kids and staff were at the airport. There was no weather issue.
The B757 diverted to Aberdeen, as …
I still have not managed to get the police to rule on whether a EGKA-EGK…