Fri Jan 04, 2019 1:23 am
What a bad thread this is. Politically incorrect for the beginning of the year, and could lead to this forum being censored in Canada.
Sitting up there smoking fag after fag! Is this allowed?
I can see the worry of a fire and a long emergency descent as a reason for nervous ‘fag after fag’.
I take this in the British sense rather than the American one... Could be gun violence, also not a good idea in an aeroplane.
What comes first, fag followed by fire, fire followed by fag?
Chocolate melts in the sunshine, be careful of the stains.
Nature Valley Granola bars are far more healthy and don’t melt.
“Flue many times....” Is that an approved mod for fag smokers?
I was annoyed, really annoyed a few weeks ago.
Through not having a validation at the time, and still not being able to fly from my local airfield, I briefed a pilot and a friend of mine on flying to one of my favourite places, Mae Hong Son.
I go low, I use the ridges for free lift, and free increases in groundspeed. I look down on the jungle, on the villages, enjoy the topography.
I have my own approach, pick out the valley NE of MHS, descend from my usual 4,500 feet in that valley to 2,500 feet, set up for a slant downwind and base to swing in to 11 via the white Chedi on the mountain on my right.
The walk into town is via the centre of the town where the pond reflects the Burmese style Wat in a beautiful location.
The Fern restaurant is a good place to eat.
If you have time, stay a while, a night or three, unwind...
No, instead of this they flew high, 7,500 feet I was told, see nothing.
They walked on the main road from the airport to the junction and turned left to go to Fern... ‘Missed the pond altogether!
The experience was only a small percentage of what it should have been.
Mae Hong Son is a little like a tropical Switzerland, its code is VTCH.
Flying high is a good idea where it is appropriate.
I’ve enjoyed reading the high IFR trip reports on here, very interesting. But my preference is to see France, to see Switzerland, to see many historic and interesting places.
Revisited Hever Castle recently... Always something interesting on the ground to see in England... Catch a steam engine...
Fly high, might as well be in an airliner, cheaper and quicker (subject to real or imaginary drones).
Did Redhill to Exeter, climbing to 12,500 feet in a Jodel Excellence once. (G ATLB). The Mixture knob could have got in the way it was so far out. Interesting experience, but only did it once, lower is better. A lot to see on that route.
[If the fag is a ‘joint’ rather than tobacco then it will meet with Canadian approval].
Wandering the World