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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 9:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I'm not that worried, as i know its not a full down to the ground experience, just quite daunting shutting down an engine on something up in the air that has no wings Surprised


Oh yes it is Cool Anything over 10kts of headwind and you'll be happily skating across the grass at Redhill. But that comes some way into the course and you'll be ready for it. It's good to be proficient at flying straight and level first. Well, as good a semblence of straight and level flight as it is humanly possible to manage in the good old R22 Rolling Eyes

Redhill should be easy enough to get to from your neck of the woods - through the pipe into God's Country, A2 / M25 to jct 6 then 15mins to the airfield. Or if you are letting the train take the strain, into Victoria and thence to Redhill. Someone will always give you a lift to the station or cabs are only a few squid.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 10:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Just as an aside - and obviously not suggesting you post any personal details on here but if your car accident was that bad have you checked you can pass the medical?

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Just as an aside - and obviously not suggesting you post any personal details on here but if your car accident was that bad have you checked you can pass the medical?

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Yup, first thing i looked at, its one of the big reasons i hadnt flown in the past.. good call though
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I'm not that worried, as i know its not a full down to the ground experience, just quite daunting shutting down an engine on something up in the air that has no wings Surprised


Oh yes it is Cool Anything over 10kts of headwind and you'll be happily skating across the grass at Redhill. But that comes some way into the course and you'll be ready for it. It's good to be proficient at flying straight and level first. Well, as good a semblence of straight and level flight as it is humanly possible to manage in the good old R22 Rolling Eyes

Redhill should be easy enough to get to from your neck of the woods - through the pipe into God's Country, A2 / M25 to jct 6 then 15mins to the airfield. Or if you are letting the train take the strain, into Victoria and thence to Redhill. Someone will always give you a lift to the station or cabs are only a few squid.


Haha i expect a few hair raising moments, i'd be shocked if i could jump into an R22 and fly it without a hicup or two.

The pipe can be a bit tempremental at the mo as they keep shutting one down for repairs and the dreaded junction 4? M25/M26 is a royal pain too .. i have fond memories from working in leatherhead a few years ago .. 2 1/2 hour to get in of a morn and sometimes 4 hours getting home Shocked
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 3:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Forget about Cabair, they have a suspension of operating licence notice with the CAA at the moment.

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having no idea about the aviation industry.. is that a bad thing? sounds like it


dunno what it means either pyro...seems to be operating as normal to me for the last 18 months....
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 4:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry for the quick post previously.

The notice of suspension of operatiing licence is actually for their AOC (nothing to do with training) as they were sold last year I believe. However on their website the only helicopter training information that is available is for the FAA operation in the states. Cabair Helicopters is still operating commercially under Aerial Camera Systems AOC.

Not sure about training at Elstree at the moment have read a topic on "the other forum".

Best of luck getting started!

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 10:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for that HH, sounded quite serious .. but makes sense now , other forum? or should that not be mentioned?
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Thanks for that HH, sounded quite serious .. but makes sense now , other forum? or should that not be mentioned?


I think it is being discussed on the p[dried fruit] forum... a place that isn't as friendly as here Smile

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 5:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Thanks for that HH, sounded quite serious .. but makes sense now , other forum? or should that not be mentioned?


I think it is being discussed on the p[dried fruit] forum... a place that isn't as friendly as here Smile

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the dried fruit gave it away ... not that it matters now.

Had a huge spanner thrown in the works, firm i work for is going belly up

So that puts an end to my PPL for the time being, but hoping to get a few lessons in Smile
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Ah that's bad news. Sad

BE WARNED!!! You'll get hooked if you take ANY lessons though Smile

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 6:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Ah that's bad news. Sad

BE WARNED!!! You'll get hooked if you take ANY lessons though Smile

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These things happen mate, i'm sure something will crop up and i have a bit of time to look Smile

Thats why i intend to take a few lessons Pilot Surprised
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