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By the way......

PostPosted:Sun Oct 04, 2020 12:56 pm
by Rob S
.....oooh a post in the GA bit! I should have mentioned that although I haven't flown for many years in a GA aircraft (sorry to say I don't really miss it) I have got a 30 minute trip to take in an Ikarus. Not sure what that'll be like, I am hoping terrifying and awful so it doesn't make me think I want to fly again! Couldn't afford it now.

I will also get a new airfield in my logbook too!

Happy Landings

Rob S

PS Do people still twiddle VORs and NDBs or am I showing my age?!

Re: By the way......

PostPosted:Sun Oct 04, 2020 1:03 pm
by Charles Hunt
Buy a err what are they called, note book? No that's not it, tablet!! that's the one. Load it with SkyDemon. Strap it to your knee. That's it. Job done.

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PostPosted:Sun Oct 04, 2020 1:06 pm
by Rob S
That's taken all the fun out of it then!

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PostPosted:Sun Oct 04, 2020 1:07 pm
by Irv Lee
Rob S wrote:PS Do people still twiddle VORs and NDBs or am I showing my age?!

yes, but still only with the left hand

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PostPosted:Sun Oct 04, 2020 1:13 pm
by Rob P
Come on Rob, you know you want to.

Rob P

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PostPosted:Sun Oct 04, 2020 1:22 pm
by CloudHound
Is that the a/c you have to reach between ones legs to operate the throttle?

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PostPosted:Sun Oct 04, 2020 5:35 pm
by TheFarmer
The Ikarus is a superb aircraft in terms of performance and reliability too.

Enjoy it. I hope you get hooked again.

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PostPosted:Sun Oct 04, 2020 6:26 pm
by chevvron
CloudHound wrote:Is that the a/c you have to reach between ones legs to operate the throttle?

Jabiru :D

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PostPosted:Sun Oct 04, 2020 6:51 pm
by andytk58
chevvron wrote:
CloudHound wrote:Is that the a/c you have to reach between ones legs to operate the throttle?

Jabiru :D


C42 Ikarus too, so CloudHound is right.

I did all my ab inito training in one.

I particularly like the overhead flap lever!

Andy

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PostPosted:Mon Oct 05, 2020 1:38 pm
by Rob S
Aww, The Left Hander, that was fun writing that. Funnily enough Dave Unwin came up in my life recently as he contributed to a magazine that I subscribe to, but then "left" - I recalled how Steve Morley and I met him once and he told us that there had been a discussion about suing us for our "Today's Toilet" cover. Oops. I can still remember doing the Nudist Flying photos, that was such a good laugh!

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PostPosted:Mon Oct 05, 2020 7:21 pm
by Pete L
I can't recall ever reading The Left Hander, and it seems to have dropped off even the Wayback machine.

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PostPosted:Mon Oct 05, 2020 7:28 pm
by Colonel Panic
Was it during the Forum's era, or perhaps the Flyer List? If the latter you probably needed a telex machine to read it ...

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PostPosted:Wed Oct 07, 2020 11:09 am
by George
It was early Forum I think. When Morley had more time on his hands as a 'web designer'. ;)

Nice to see you again Rob BTW!

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PostPosted:Wed Oct 07, 2020 11:25 am
by Colonel Panic
George wrote:Nice to see you again Rob BTW!


And you too, George! Hope all is well with you in sunny Wales?

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PostPosted:Wed Oct 07, 2020 11:29 am
by George
Thank you Mon Colonel - yes trying to get a shareoplane sorted here!