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    Acronyms - Learning to Fly!

    Hi everyone,

    I have had my first proper lesson today (as opposed to being a passenger) and loved it!! Just trying to remember what was said to me at the begginning, such as safety checks etc, and my intstructor had a couple of acronyms such as STAMP prior to take off -
    Safety
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    please could someone fill in the blanks, and let me know of other useful acronyms to help me learn things to help me learn things quicker, to do with microlights.


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    S - Security
    T -Throttle ( Set or Idle )
    A - Awareness
    M - Mags on & Choke
    P - Clear Prop x 2

    Needless to say, these are open to interpretation.....

    Hope this helps, If not, I can send you one of our Checklists.

    James.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Wanafly Flyer View Post
    S - Security
    T -Throttle ( Set or Idle )
    A - Awareness
    M - Mags on & Choke
    P - Clear Prop x 2

    Needless to say, these are open to interpretation.....

    Hope this helps, If not, I can send you one of our Checklists.

    James.
    CLEAR PROP! (X2) very interesting, I was taught that by Mr Lord and still use it but I seem to be the only one that does. Most people use just one, and then only a "feeble clear prop" Is this a WANAFLY thing or does it have other origins. I am all for it, as it is a great safety thing.

    Mike
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    Well Mr Poole, It is certainly a wanafly thing. I teach it, as does Dave...needless to say I got it from him. Being an INSTRUCTION and not a gentle request, it does bug me when I hear a half hearted attempt or even no attempt!!

    P.S...Bum-Cam is still in the Syllabus....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wanafly Flyer View Post
    Well Mr Poole, It is certainly a wanafly thing. I teach it, as does Dave...needless to say I got it from him. Being an INSTRUCTION and not a gentle request, it does bug me when I hear a half hearted attempt or even no attempt!!

    P.S...Bum-Cam is still in the Syllabus....

    James.
    Thanks James I thought that it might be and I agree it should be forcefull, that liquidiser on the front (or rear) can certainly spoil your day if you get in its way.

    Ah..... Bum-Cam I remember it well, certainly worked for me and only glad that others find it of use. Hope you are keeping busy over there, a lovely spot to learn to fly and put on several kilos with Mandy's excellent cooking.

    Mike
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    Mike, you've been flying in the flex with me, it's in the "genes" at Rufforth, clear prop
    Happy Safe Flying
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    Hi Vince

    When I say that "I seem to be the only one that does" I was refering to the CLEAR PROP........ CLEAR PROP ie the x2 I agree the Rufforth boys are top notch when it comes to doing things right they have to be to avoid the JT b##€$g.

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    hi all, here are our suggested mnemonics for preflight and flight checks at cheshire microlights.

    CHIPS” “CHIF-TAP”
    Choke set as required Choke off & Controls full and free movement
    Hand throttle closed Harness & Helmet secure
    Ignition & master switches on Instruments & Ignition set & checked
    Propeller awareness Fuel state & Fuel tank selected on
    Shout “clear prop” & Start Take-off weight & Trim setting
    Airfield Awareness
    Power run-up (when engine is warm enough)


    “T-WAVE” “LIFE” “SHAFT”
    Trim set (if applicable) Location awareness Seatbelt secure
    Wind direction & strength Instruments Hand throttle off
    Air awareness Fuel Altimeter set (qfe )
    Visor down & locked Elapsed time or Endurance Fuel state
    Engine temperature/pressure Temps ok & Trim set


    simon
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    hi, sorry if it all looks gobbledy gook but even when spaced out it comes up like this, all bunched up.


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