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    It would have been quicker to fly here and tell...

    It would have been quicker to fly here and tell us about it!
    Or send a USB stick by carrier pidgeon.
    Isn't modern technology wonderful?
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    What I meant was that ideally, an instructor is...

    What I meant was that ideally, an instructor is positive and encouraging, telling the student that they can do it.
    An examiner should be looking for and noting faults, generally less forgiving.
    I'd...
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    The world need 'glass half empty' people....

    The world need 'glass half empty' people. Especially accountants.

    Ideally, your instructor would be a 'glass half full' type and your examiner would be a 'glass half empty' type.
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    Thanks trident. I have all the parts I need now -...

    Thanks trident. I have all the parts I need now - just waiting for enough freedom of movement to get them all into one place!
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    I won't be flying until I have the opportunity to...

    I won't be flying until I have the opportunity to go up with an instructor - which may be some time yet.
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    Also still arguing over division of the record...

    Also still arguing over division of the record collection, who gets to keep the dog etc...
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    The glass may have a volumetric safety factor of...

    The glass may have a volumetric safety factor of 2.0 (functional safety engineer), but it is balanced precariously on the edge of the table, 3 feet above the hard floor.
    I wasn't born this cynical -...
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    Trev, this brings me back to my earlier point:...

    Trev, this brings me back to my earlier point:
    There are some instructors around who offer to 'fast track' you through the process.
    This is achieved by teaching you to pass the exam. It is...
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    Meteorology is, to my mind, the most memory...

    Meteorology is, to my mind, the most memory intensive part of the process of learning to become a pilot.
    This period of no flying, co-incident with this season of changeable weather is an ideal...
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    I finally made some of the cloud stuff stick by...

    I finally made some of the cloud stuff stick by boring my wife and friends with it!
    When you go out for a walk, take the book with you, identify the cloud formations and either tell someone or write...
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    Thanks Garry, I'm doing my own rebuild with a few...

    Thanks Garry, I'm doing my own rebuild with a few small modifications. I have the new parts I need now, having traced them to source and bypassed the delays (and mark-ups) added by Jabiru.
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    Hi Craig and welcome to the forum. I got my...

    Hi Craig and welcome to the forum.
    I got my license 18 months ago, so memories of training are still reasonably fresh.
    When we do return to whatever the new normal is and you can start training, my...
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    Hi Garry, The crankcases are still awaiting line...

    Hi Garry,
    The crankcases are still awaiting line boring for oversize shells. The rest of the engine is at a friends workshop. Under the current restrictions, I can't access either location.
    Much of...
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    New normality: Work from home. I'm now...

    New normality:
    Work from home. I'm now contracted to just 3 days per week, but I am spreading the hours over 5 days so as to be conveniently available to my colleagues. Thus my week is a mix of...
  15. During my training, I bounced my instructor's...

    During my training, I bounced my instructor's Thruster most of the way along 15 at Northrepps. After the first bounce, I was focused on preventing a stall and I decided against a go-around, reasoning...
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    Storage Hunters, like a number of other similar...

    Storage Hunters, like a number of other similar format shows, is subject to the simple rule: If it looks too good to be true - it's probably not true.
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    Garboldisham gets shorter the closer you get....

    Garboldisham gets shorter the closer you get. From where I am, it's Garbisham. Some who live there call it Garsham.
    I suspect that at the exact centre, the name becomes a singularity.
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    Laws of universal cusidness - section 8.3.4...

    Laws of universal cusidness - section 8.3.4 'Aviation' - The suitability of weather conditions increases in direct proportion to any and all factors which otherwise prevent aviation.
    We're in for a...
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    See my post in 'Dead reckoning' thread... Since...

    See my post in 'Dead reckoning' thread...
    Since the events described therin, I have established that Priory Farm is almost due south of Tacolneston mast (very tall in flat Norfolk) and west of...
  20. It's not so long since I did my qualifying XC...

    It's not so long since I did my qualifying XC flights (all by map and compass). The last was from Northrepps to Priory Farm and back. Priory Farm (for those not familaiar with it) is a small grass...
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    Ah, the Trades Descriptions Act. The reason they...

    Ah, the Trades Descriptions Act. The reason they had to change the name of those 'just add hot water' snack-in-a-cups to 'Pot Noodle'.
    'Not Poodle' would have fallen foul of the act.
  22. Hi Hurtle, There are, as you say, many shades of...

    Hi Hurtle,
    There are, as you say, many shades of grey around the subject of confessing our aviation sins. The BMAA magazine has a specific section for this purpose.
    One of the concerns with posting...
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    Watneys! I'm just old enough to remeber that - a...

    Watneys! I'm just old enough to remeber that - a virulent orange fluid that looked like it would be more suitable as a meduim for corrosion testing. Never tried drinking it.
    My introduction to beer...
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    What :-o Why? The small sample of microlights...

    What :-o Why?
    The small sample of microlights I've been around could not accommodate a passenger and a parachute.
    I imagine if one tried to get out of a Thruster in flight, the pilot could have...
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    A better option than St. Vitus's dance...

    A better option than St. Vitus's dance...
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