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Wind Calm and Human Performance

Mmmm Cold Beer

Mmmm Cold Beer Finally, good weather and finances permitted me to get over to Sherburn today to get some flying done. It was one of those very rare days when the weather forecast says “Wind = CALM”. Which means, as it says, there was little or no significant wind – at least from the surface…

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New Rig Up and Running

Corsair Obsidian 800D

This post comes under the category of Technical / IT and is for Geeks only…. You know who you are… I’ve been off-line for a few days due to building up a new computer. Something we should never take lightly, as there always a certain amount of problems that crop up just when you think…

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Flying The PA28

PA28 Rear View

I had to cancel flying again today, due to having no transport to take me to the aero club. I suppose it was just as well, after what I had to pay out for the car service, MOT and parts. So I thought I’d make a blog entry with some pictures of the planes I…

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Adding Extra Icons to the Mystique Theme

Web site with added icons

This article is for users of Mystique Version 2.x – The Social Networking Icon deployment in the latest Mystique (Version 3.x) has changed to a module and is much simpler to work with. The new web site is almost done now and I have settled on using the fantastic Mystique theme for WordPress. This is…

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More PPL Exams Passed

Nav chart

It’s been a while… Lots of music and flying related things going on. Most notable news would be that I have now passed three more of the PPL exams. After passing Air Law late in 2008, I realised (rather late) that I have only a remaining six months to pass all six other exams. Luckily…

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PPL Studying Ahead!

PPL books

It’s a tough few months. (I know, I know – everyone says that)… But it is honest! Anyway without dwelling on the moaning… I just found out that there is time limit applied to the PPL (Flying Training) written exams. We have a period of 18 months from the date of passing your first exam…

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Flying Training on Friday 13th – A Great Day!

Final 29 full stop

Despite the fact that there is still patchy snow and ice on the ground, the skies were clear and wind relatively calm today. Fill her up After checking out G-SACS it was time to leave. Sherburn flight desk My instructor Jonathan Anderson (centre) took some pictures while I was flying. The view is lovely. Especially…

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MEAP 6.6 Released

MEAP 6.6

6.60.339 UPDATE: Added support for Cubase 5 Added support for Cubase Studio 5 Added option to adjust colour tolerance when searching for screen graphics (inside meapdefs.ini file) Added option to adjust font size in main dialogs (inside meapdefs.ini file) Added option to stop MEAP checking for audio application (inside meapdefs.ini file) Added shortcut to open…

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First Solo completed

1st Solo

At approximately 13:30 today I completed my First Solo flight. What an absolutely awesome experience. After doing four circuits with my instructor Jonathan Anderson, he was happy enough to send me up on my own. It was quiet in the cockpit and a little surreal. Beautiful weather with just a little crosswind. I completed the…

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