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Re: For those planning on frequenting the Highlands this month...

 by Bill McCarthy ¦  Sat May 15, 2021 9:54 am ¦  Forum: General Aviation ¦  Topic: For those planning on frequenting the Highlands this month... ¦  Replies: 51 ¦  Views: 6123

There is a very tight schedule and turn around times for the Trident boats for BUTEC so as not to miss their slot at AUTEC in the Bahamas for missile tests. It’s the only chance that her crews can have a run ashore in warmer climes as they don’t do foreign or home visits.

Re: Flight Guides

 by Iceman ¦  Thu May 13, 2021 10:18 am ¦  Forum: General Aviation ¦  Topic: Flight Guides ¦  Replies: 34 ¦  Views: 3758

... heavy, only going into my flight back for trips to France. I’ve also had Botlangs for various foreign European countries, as well as the US and Bahamas / Caribbean flight guides. I probably wouldn’t carry a paper copy again unless I needed a backup to my single iPad. Iceman 8)

Re: Flight Guides

 by Iceman ¦  Wed May 12, 2021 1:29 pm ¦  Forum: General Aviation ¦  Topic: Flight Guides ¦  Replies: 34 ¦  Views: 3758

Dave W wrote:I have a 1998 Bahamas & Caribbean Pilot's Guide.


I lent mine to someone at some point and it was never returned. I did get to Walkers Kay and Freeport though :thumright:.

I had a Delage at one point but can never recall using it in anger.

Iceman 8)

Re: Flight Guides

 by Dave W ¦  Wed May 12, 2021 1:08 pm ¦  Forum: General Aviation ¦  Topic: Flight Guides ¦  Replies: 34 ¦  Views: 3758

TopCat wrote:I've got a ... 2000 Delage (sadly almost completely unused)...

I know the feeling; I have a 1998 Bahamas & Caribbean Pilot's Guide. Very well thumbed and dreamt over, but unsullied by any actual use. :?

Re: Ditching

 by Ibra ¦  Wed Feb 10, 2021 1:33 pm ¦  Forum: General Aviation ¦  Topic: Ditching ¦  Replies: 26 ¦  Views: 1735

I remember arriving at Walkers Cay, the moth northerly atoll in the Bahamas, with sea at both ends of the runway, and a single hotel for lunch. This was an official port of entry into the Bahamas and on our arrival, we encountered three customs officials ...

Re: Ditching

 by Iceman ¦  Wed Feb 10, 2021 1:00 pm ¦  Forum: General Aviation ¦  Topic: Ditching ¦  Replies: 26 ¦  Views: 1735

I remember arriving at Walkers Cay, the moth northerly atoll in the Bahamas, with sea at both ends of the runway, and a single hotel for lunch. This was an official port of entry into the Bahamas and on our arrival, we encountered three customs officials sat ...

Re: Ditching

 by Ibra ¦  Wed Feb 10, 2021 12:46 pm ¦  Forum: General Aviation ¦  Topic: Ditching ¦  Replies: 26 ¦  Views: 1735

I once landed at Staniel Cay in Bahamas with 35kts winds, no one was around and the whole island was desterted: no Cessna Caravans full of tourists, no swimming pigs as they were in shelters and no boats sailing as everything was docked ! ...

... money...if only, initially, to pay their legal bills... You're right.....that canadian bloke with majority control of the company living in the Bahamas might be down to his last million for all I know

Re: Best flying moment/memory

 by dont overfill ¦  Wed Apr 22, 2020 4:10 pm ¦  Forum: General Aviation ¦  Topic: Best flying moment/memory ¦  Replies: 91 ¦  Views: 7575

Lots of great memories of flying holidays in the USA and all over the Bahamas but Scotland takes some beating. One local flight that keeps coming back to me was a winter trip to Oban. We set off to return to Perth at sunset under a cloudless purple sky with ...

Re: Best flying moment/memory

 by Iceman ¦  Wed Apr 22, 2020 1:10 pm ¦  Forum: General Aviation ¦  Topic: Best flying moment/memory ¦  Replies: 91 ¦  Views: 7575

Where do I start, so many amazing memories of flying around Europe and the US / Bahamas ? @PeteSpencer , I was only commenting yesterday on the Victorville thread about flying one of those old oil-guzzlers out of Brackett, on that occasion a Seneca 1, where we had ...

Re: Engine check flights (COVID19) detail from CAA.....

 by cockney steve ¦  Wed Apr 22, 2020 10:21 am ¦  Forum: General Aviation ¦  Topic: Engine check flights (COVID19) detail from CAA..... ¦  Replies: 299 ¦  Views: 28146

... or had an examiner with a white walking-stick and a Labrador :shock: My late mother took around 17 tests , having returned from years in the Bahamas (Pindling Gov.t kicked them out) Her and stepfather lived in the Isle of Wight.....one roundabout, 2 sets of lights. She could walk the test-routes ...

Re: Old Sarum

 by kanga ¦  Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:57 am ¦  Forum: General Aviation ¦  Topic: Old Sarum ¦  Replies: 379 ¦  Views: 51208

Dave W wrote:.., Salisbury isn't in the Bahamas!


.. but the Cathedral has a fine spire, which Russians have been known to visit to admire :roll:

Re: Old Sarum

 by Dave W ¦  Sat Mar 07, 2020 10:42 am ¦  Forum: General Aviation ¦  Topic: Old Sarum ¦  Replies: 379 ¦  Views: 51208

James Chan wrote:...access to outlying islands, etc.

As disappointing as it is to acknowledge, Salisbury isn't in the Bahamas!

Re: Your first post-PPL flight?

 by Iceman ¦  Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:38 pm ¦  Forum: General Aviation ¦  Topic: Your first post-PPL flight?  ¦  Replies: 31 ¦  Views: 2849

... 6 weeks. No GPS back then. The first time that I ever used a GPS was after 250+ hours (Jan 1998), flying between Florida and Walkers Cay in the Bahamas (if I didn't find this most northerly atoll in the Bahamas, it was next stop Africa :lol:). https://i.imgur.com/kQSLiqW.jpg Iceman 8)

Re: Old Sarum

 by Mike Cross ¦  Sun Jul 28, 2019 2:36 pm ¦  Forum: General Aviation ¦  Topic: Old Sarum ¦  Replies: 379 ¦  Views: 51208

... Ltd (formerly called Blanefield Airfield Operations Ltd). It shows three current directors, Matthew Chance Hudson, Canadian, resident in The Bahamas, Pamela Margaret Hudson, British, resident in the US but with the same correspondence address in The Bahamas, and Grenville Robert Hodge, British, ...

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