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By Nero
#1803448
At the risk of jinxing it, the weather is looking very acceptable for my medium range cross-country practice tomorrow.....

What can I attach my tablet to in lieu of a proper clamp?!

~ Scott
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By Nero
#1803645
I thought I almost had jinxed it! Bit of a dodgy cloud base today.

But I managed to get my lesson in after a 4 hour delay and flew a solo nav of 91nm along the South Coast

Left to do:
- land at Southend as practice for QXC
- practice some stalls and general handling as it's been nearly a year
- complete the QXC
- pass the FRTOL
- checkride
- pop the champagne

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~ Scott
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By Nero
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Wicksay wrote:That's amazing progress Scott. Looks like you flew over / headcorn and close to LGW airspace.

Fingers crossed I get some flying in today.
I was 5 miles south of Headcorn and 6.5 nm east/South-East of the Gatwick space, so all good. I did fly right over Deanland though, but I'm under the impression that's okay at 2200ft?



~ Scott
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By T6Harvard
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Lovely pic Nero!
When I was bemoaning my lack of a sense of direction, I was told by a very experienced pilot that it is a good idea to start training by the sea, so you can find your way home :D

My next lesson is 27th Oct. Too long between them!!
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By Nero
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T6Harvard wrote:Lovely pic Nero!
When I was bemoaning my lack of a sense of direction, I was told by a very experienced pilot that it is a good idea to start training by the sea, so you can find your way home :D

My next lesson is 27th Oct. Too long between them!!
It's true! I had to use the headings to start with but then just pointed towards the coast and, once there, only had to make sure I followed the coast the right way back to Lydd

~ Scott
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By Paul_Sengupta
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T6Harvard wrote:When I was bemoaning my lack of a sense of direction, I was told by a very experienced pilot that it is a good idea to start training by the sea, so you can find your way home :D


I've always said that a cross country leg between Lydd and Shoreham is cheating somewhat!
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By PeteSpencer
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T6Harvard wrote:Lovely pic Nero!
When I was bemoaning my lack of a sense of direction, I was told by a very experienced pilot that it is a good idea to start training by the sea, so you can find your way home :D



Sound advice: I learnt in the early 90s at the now defunct Ipswich airport which was about 10 miles up the Orwell estuary from Felixstowe/Harwich and right at the NE end of the A14 Orwell Bridge.

We were told if ever lost in our E Anglian training area between Ipswich and Norwich or if the weather started to get dodgy , to fly due East to the coast then turn south and follow the coast to Felixstowe, then follow the estuary to the Bridge. Was used by many a lost stude..... :wink:
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By Nero
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That's the good thing about the south east too. You've got the entire south coast or the North coast of Kent.

On most normal days I can see the south coast shortly after taking off from Biggin

Oh, and in other news, I got my FRTOL this evening

~ Scott
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