Joined: Jul 20, 2004 Posts: 3702 Location: Birmingham, UK
Posted: Sun Apr 15, 2007 6:54 pm Post subject: Re: QXC - Check
Well done rjc!
Took 2.3 hours flying time to complete, and has left me exhausted.
Does anyone else find that it goes really quickly when you're doing a long flight? Last week I did I 2.2 hour leg, and it really did not seem like 2.2 hours. Probably felt shorter with all the workload - nav and radio, and the enjoyment of being up in the air...
Next question... does it appear go really slowly when you're an instructor sitting next to a student for 2.2 hours? Or does it go equally fast for the instructors?
When I did my dual XC the wx was surprisingly kind, and so I decided to do my QXC straight afterwards (after a half hour lunch break!) - it was over 4 hours flying but I came home with a big smile on my face.
well, I had a bit of a memory block after my initial call, but blurted it out eventually. Did you hear my parking discussion? The guys on the fire appliance had a giggle, but said I was in the right place.
Actually, the only thing I noticed, and this is being horribly horribly critical, you omitted the POB information on your initial call... although I'm sure I'm guilty of that! If the controller/radio operator want that information, they'll ask.
As for the parking discussion - don't worry, I've been there before too. At Filton, first time I'd ever visited the airfield. Something along the lines of "Park on the H". "Err, where's that." "To your left". "Roger"........ "Where?" "Underneath you", "Ah yes, Roger. Thank you"
For what it's worth, I can only just about make out the radio from the field - too many houses between here and there - so it was crackly at best.
How was the lovely Vera, by the way? _________________ J.
Joined: Oct 12, 2004 Posts: 1003 Location: EGSY (Sheffield) Once a city with an airport :-(
Posted: Sun Apr 22, 2007 5:18 pm Post subject:
Vera took it from me, up in the tower. She runs the whole shoot it seems or maybe when she is in, everyone just lets her! When I did my QXC via Tollerton, Seanhump of this parish, was doing circuits and having just gone solo, she was being very nice to him saying the t/o looked good and that approach was nice (dear) so I felt a warm sense of camaraderie in the flying world.
Then I went to Humberside.
No-one had told me it was an International Airport!
I coped with three different talk downs, got the papers signed and left for Sheffield, over-flying the northern end of Finningley (Robin-Hood-John-Lennon-Bugs-Bunny Airport or whatever it's called) and came home on the dead side and landed (after about 4.5 hours away). WHAT an experience. Loved it.
I think Vera must have been in control there in WW2, she's very good at it.
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