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  Topic: How long does it take to solo?
gusmagoo

Replies: 41
Views: 36633

PostForum: Wannabes   Posted: Fri Oct 15, 2010 2:15 pm   Subject: How long does it take to solo?
Iím sure (well at least I hope!) Minted mav didnít mean that you didnít need to know how to do engine off landings, of course you do, like a few of us have said here, being ready is mostly your instru ...
  Topic: How long does it take to solo?
gusmagoo

Replies: 41
Views: 36633

PostForum: Wannabes   Posted: Sat Oct 09, 2010 11:26 am   Subject: How long does it take to solo?
Well reading a few of the times here makes me feel like a real slow coach!
I went solo at 35.3 hours and took my flight handling test at 73.5 hours.
In my defence, my lessons were spread over 18 mon ...
  Topic: PPL Booked for Monday
gusmagoo

Replies: 6
Views: 4684

PostForum: Student Pilots & Hour Builders   Posted: Sat Mar 22, 2008 9:02 pm   Subject: PPL Booked for Monday
yea well done JP! Not just me celebrating recently! Keep us posted on the studying front! And how was that air show?
  Topic: 38yr old STUDENT PILOT (R22) living the dream!
gusmagoo

Replies: 45
Views: 29746

PostForum: Student Pilots & Hour Builders   Posted: Sat Mar 22, 2008 8:52 pm   Subject: 38yr old STUDENT PILOT (R22) living the dream!
Thanks Sarah, i will, and i see you've been really busy since last summer, congrats on all your achievements to date, your an inspiration to all!...
  Topic: 38yr old STUDENT PILOT (R22) living the dream!
gusmagoo

Replies: 45
Views: 29746

PostForum: Student Pilots & Hour Builders   Posted: Sat Mar 22, 2008 8:23 am   Subject: 38yr old STUDENT PILOT (R22) living the dream!
Cheers JP & Catwoman, and well yes Catwoman, cost is a painful issue...
I guess if you want something like this badly enough you grin and bare it.
Interestingly, i haven't yet met or spoken to a ...
  Topic: 38yr old STUDENT PILOT (R22) living the dream!
gusmagoo

Replies: 45
Views: 29746

PostForum: Student Pilots & Hour Builders   Posted: Fri Mar 21, 2008 7:15 am   Subject: 38yr old STUDENT PILOT (R22) living the dream!
Yea ok James i can't spell! "JTL's Training Diary" now rectified! Wink
Back to the real world today, working over easter...
Still smiling! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy
  Topic: 38yr old STUDENT PILOT (R22) living the dream!
gusmagoo

Replies: 45
Views: 29746

PostForum: Student Pilots & Hour Builders   Posted: Thu Mar 20, 2008 6:35 pm   Subject: 38yr old STUDENT PILOT (R22) living the dream!
Cheers Craig, thats great news, and thanks Gary, i'll include similar links to your sites when i get round to writing page 3!
  Topic: 38yr old STUDENT PILOT (R22) living the dream!
gusmagoo

Replies: 45
Views: 29746

PostForum: Student Pilots & Hour Builders   Posted: Thu Mar 20, 2008 5:02 pm   Subject: 38yr old STUDENT PILOT (R22) living the dream!
Cheers Stevie,
Unfortunately the Mariner now lives in Majorca, at the helicentre's soon to be, warmer establishment. Could be tied in with a holiday though! Cool
Yea, well i call the website sad but ...
  Topic: 38yr old STUDENT PILOT (R22) living the dream!
gusmagoo

Replies: 45
Views: 29746

PostForum: Student Pilots & Hour Builders   Posted: Thu Mar 20, 2008 3:59 pm   Subject: 38yr old STUDENT PILOT (R22) living the dream!
You might well ask!
Yes, it was dear old TINK!
I too ended up waiting, about 2 months, to do my qualifying Nav Ex!
The planned trip to Welshpool was firstly postponed due to tha fact that the airfi ...
  Topic: 38yr old STUDENT PILOT (R22) living the dream!
gusmagoo

Replies: 45
Views: 29746

PostForum: Student Pilots & Hour Builders   Posted: Thu Mar 20, 2008 1:09 pm   Subject: 38yr old STUDENT PILOT (R22) living the dream!
Very Happy PASSED! Very Happy

After a string of "bad luck" non flying days and 1 cancelled test which involved waiting for 5 hours for the fog to lift (it didn't!) I can proudly reveal that yesterday I finally cl ...
  Topic: Photo of R22 instrument panel
gusmagoo

Replies: 1
Views: 3142

PostForum: Student Pilots & Hour Builders   Posted: Sun Nov 18, 2007 9:09 pm   Subject: Photo of R22 instrument panel
pm me with an email address and i'll send you a few... Wink
  Topic: R44 or R22?
gusmagoo

Replies: 14
Views: 14876

PostForum: Student Pilots & Hour Builders   Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2007 9:44 am   Subject: R44 or R22?
Option A is my chosen route, due to cost, although it could be expected to take a bit longer to get licenced in the 22 as it is less forgiving than the 44, and therefor perceived (by some) as being sl ...
  Topic: Heli Down in Lanarkshire 15 Sep 07
gusmagoo

Replies: 25
Views: 14987

PostForum: Flight Safety   Posted: Sun Sep 16, 2007 9:21 am   Subject: Heli Down in Lanarkshire 15 Sep 07
Reported on "Timesonline" by locals that the others on board were "a school friend of McRae and another child"
Very sad....
  Topic: 38yr old STUDENT PILOT (R22) living the dream!
gusmagoo

Replies: 45
Views: 29746

PostForum: Student Pilots & Hour Builders   Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2007 12:13 pm   Subject: 38yr old STUDENT PILOT (R22) living the dream!
Thanks Craig,
Think flying from a major airport makes things slightly more complicated which is why, at our school, you tend to notch up a lot of hours before you go solo. Goto pass your comms course ...
  Topic: 38yr old STUDENT PILOT (R22) living the dream!
gusmagoo

Replies: 45
Views: 29746

PostForum: Student Pilots & Hour Builders   Posted: Sat Jun 02, 2007 9:10 am   Subject: 38yr old STUDENT PILOT (R22) living the dream!
Cheers Thomas,
unfortunately working Friday and Saturday night, then flying again early Monday morn so the celebration will be delayed till after then!
If the weather holds i'll be doing solo circui ...
 
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