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    Doesn't all this just show how precarious our standard of living / way of living has always been? Even to eat we rely completely on various sorts of money being perceived as actually having a value. The symptoms of the virus could have been a lot lot lot worse. As they used to say in the fifties, just learn to love the bomb... Don't worry. Be happy.

    Was great to fly the Minimax on Saturday. Went to two airfields, fairly strict at base but at both outlandings the distance rules were being bent a tad...

    [Tad less than Smidgeon less than Dab]
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    I hope you lot have taken advantage of your release, lets see some pics


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    Quote Originally Posted by Randombloke View Post
    Except one of the biggest recessions in living memory...
    Yup. In fact: 'The likes of which we have not seen'
    I think Rishi might just be a glass half empty sort of guy
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    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.
    G-BZNP Still not dead, but resting following engine failure.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Twissell View Post
    Ideally, your instructor would be a 'glass half full' type and your examiner would be a 'glass half empty' type.
    T'other way round surely?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Twissell View Post
    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.
    Quote Originally Posted by Martin Watson View Post
    T'other way round surely?
    Ah, now I understand - all examiners* are also instructors. No wonder they're erm...

    It's the FIEs that I pity - do they have anything in the glass?


    * except some GR or R examiners who aren't



    Back to just bimbling in the TST.

    No longer instructing - just pontificating..
    and now a Tai Chi instructor


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    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 rather have failed the GST than have passed when I wasn't ready.
    G-BZNP Still not dead, but resting following engine failure.


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    None of you been up?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Twissell View Post
    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 rather have failed the GST than have passed when I wasn't ready.
    Probably want both to have their glasses full to the brim so you can be sure they haven't just had a tipple before flying
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Twissell View Post
    I won't be flying until I have the opportunity to go up with an instructor - which may be some time yet.
    Peter, I'm not decrying your post but don't be too fearful. Flying is much like riding a bike no matter what people try to tell you - you never forget the basics. For example, if you have been landing perfectly well for years, let's say, your first couple may be a bit scrappy but it's highly doubtful that you'll damage anything more than your pride. And then it'll come back.

    There are too many people with vested interests who would like you to think that after a break of a few months you'll be right back at square 1 - but you won't be. I last flew my Savannah back in September when I flew back from the UK. My final flight in 2019 was in the UK in my X-air for 1hr 15mins back in November and my next and last flight before the lockdown was in my AX3 here in France for 2hrs 45mins back on February 24. I flew my Savannah on 21 May for 2 hrs 11 mins taking in four local airfields and 5 landings, the last at our home field which has a declared runway length of 160 metres. All of them were greasers.

    By all means be cautious and prepare yourself mentally and physically for a flight after a break but don't go overboard. It's natural, and probably a good thing, to have a feeling of nervous anticipation as that means that you'll have the edge that you'll need to concentrate and do things properly and well.

    But don't confuse this with fear of flying and never make your flying dependent on the approval of others.


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