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    (Original post by Nikki J S)
    What degree are you doing? Have you thought about joining the UAS?
    It's an internet science BSc What is the UAS? I know nothing about this pilot jargon, I just fly radio control planes!
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    (Original post by DazYaABBB)
    It's an internet science BSc What is the UAS? I know nothing about this pilot jargon, I just fly radio control planes!

    University Air Squadrons are linked to univerisites and an airfield all over the country. They're basically for students who are considering (or who are committed to) joining the RAF as pilots, navigators or officers on leaving university. The University of Essex is linked with Cambridge UAS - The web address is [email protected] or [email protected] Tel:01223 356942

    (Original post by Nikki J S)
    University Air Squadrons are linked to univerisites and an airfield all over the country. They're basically for students who are considering (or who are committed to) joining the RAF as pilots, navigators or officers on leaving university. The University of Essex is linked with Cambridge UAS - The web address is [email protected] or [email protected] Tel:01223 356942
    Sheesh, you don't like to hang about

    Isn't competition really hard now a days? It seems a bit of a waste of a degree, no? I'd just like to get a PPL when I graduate, although i'll admit when I was younger being a Pilot was on the agender.

    I wouldn't mind going in one of those simulator things , just to see how many g's I could take before I fell unconcious(hopefully by that time somebody like you would come and help me)..... or for someone to take me up in a high speed aircraft performing aerobatics...
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    (Original post by DazYaABBB)
    Sheesh, you don't like to hang about

    Isn't competition really hard now a days? It seems a bit of a waste of a degree, no? I'd just like to get a PPL when I graduate, although i'll admit when I was younger being a Pilot was on the agender.

    I wouldn't mind going in one of those simulator things , just to see how many g's I could take before I fell unconcious(hopefully by that time somebody like you would come and help me)..... or for someone to take me up in a high speed aircraft performing aerobatics...

    I think an internet science degree could be very useful in the RAF, although as you already know competition for places is extremely fierce; especially for aircrew. Sounds like you've already worked out a very good plan for yourself - good luck
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    (Original post by Nikki J S)
    I have only flown in the Grob tutor (but not unaided) and been gliding in the Vigilant, so unfortunately have nothing to trade with
    whilst i've flown in the tutor, i've never ever been in a Vigilant. come to think of it, if i wanted to experience a lawnmower, i'd get the flymo out and do our lawn!

    Although i'd be happy to convert you to proper gliding. We can even do aeros. Well i can't. Not legally at least.
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    (Original post by mark1010)
    whilst i've flown in the tutor, i've never ever been in a Vigilant. come to think of it, if i wanted to experience a lawnmower, i'd get the flymo out and do our lawn!

    Although i'd be happy to convert you to proper gliding. We can even do aeros. Well i can't. Not legally at least.

    Aaww- that's just mean, especially since I'm awaiting my glidng scholarship. Although I would love to experience some 'proper' flying or gliding I guess I'll just have to wait until I meet the conditions for Wzz's offer!!
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    (Original post by Nikki J S)
    Aaww- that's just mean, especially since I'm awaiting my glidng scholarship. Although I would love to experience some 'proper' flying or gliding I guess I'll just have to wait until I meet the conditions for Wzz's offer!!
    Just remember. Good pilots don't need motors. Where are you doing your gliding scholarship?
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    (Original post by mark1010)
    Just remember. Good pilots don't need motors. Where are you doing your gliding scholarship?

    I don't want to be a pilot- this is just for fun!! But I do have the greaaaaaatest respect for those people who are gifted in flying - especially at awesome speeds!!
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    (Original post by mark1010)
    Where are you doing your gliding scholarship?
    Linton-on -Ouse. I can't wait
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    (Original post by Nikki J S)
    Linton-on -Ouse. I can't wait
    Best of luck, even if it is a vigi!
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    (Original post by Nikki J S)
    I don't want to be a pilot- this is just for fun!! But I do have the greaaaaaatest respect for those people who are gifted in flying - especially at awesome speeds!!
    Cheers. lol!
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    (Original post by mark1010)
    Best of luck, even if it is a vigi!
    You may scoff - but that's not a bad achievement for a sixteen year old (although I'll be seventeen in a couple of months). Anyway, I'm quite proud of it.

    Unfortunately we can't all fly in fast planes , although I would give anything to be a passenger (well, almost anything) -Wzz are you listening!!
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    (Original post by mark1010)
    Just remember. Good pilots don't need motors.
    What? Give me a few thousand pounds of thrust out the back any day.

    Gliding's just a lengthy emergency really, isn't it...?
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    (Original post by Nikki J S)
    Although I would love to experience some 'proper' flying or gliding I guess I'll just have to wait until I meet the conditions for Wzz's offer!!
    I'm sure I'll still be flying something interesting by then; I'll be waiting for your email. You can fudge me through a couple of PMEs if my eyesight starts to go in return....
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    (Original post by Wzz)
    I'm sure I'll still be flying something interesting by then; I'll be waiting for your email. You can fudge me through a couple of PMEs if my eyesight starts to go in return....
    What do you fly right now? You might have already mentioned it in a previous post but I'm too lazy to look lol. I'm doing my PPL during the next 3 years so I can't wait to get some soloing done.
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    3 years to complete a PPL? Isn't that a bit of a long time? Are you doing one of these university courses?
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    (Original post by Wzz)
    3 years to complete a PPL? Isn't that a bit of a long time? Are you doing one of these university courses?
    Yea, I'm doing aviation tech at leeds. The actual time to complete it is more like 2 years..still a tad long though :rolleyes:. Suppose it gives us the opportunity to go into the theory in greater depth.

    Nikki

    You fly gliders right? Surely you must have the most amazing judgement as to land the thing. I mean sheesh, what if you overshoot the runway; it's not as though you can pull up and go around again? What if you come up short? Or is it easy to put down as the landing area compared to the glider is absolutely massive i.e. a MUCH bigger scale than that of a landing area for a 747.
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    It's very easy to put an aircraft exactly where you want when you've been taught a specific set of procedures to do it. You've always got airbrakes, flaps, sideslipping, turning or a combination to help you descend earlier. Generally in a glide you'll aim to overshoot slightly, then drop more flap when you're guaranteed to get in and land nicely at the beginning of the runway.

    In flying training, you'll practice taking a Tucano or Hawk from up to 15-odd miles away from your runway, and landing it nicely on the threshold by gliding with the engine at idle. You just follow the methods you're taught.

    (Original post by Wzz)
    It's very easy to put an aircraft exactly where you want when you've been taught a specific set of procedures to do it. You've always got airbrakes, flaps, sideslipping, turning or a combination to help you descend earlier. Generally in a glide you'll aim to overshoot slightly, then drop more flap when you're guaranteed to get in and land nicely at the beginning of the runway.

    In flying training, you'll practice taking a Tucano or Hawk from up to 15-odd miles away from your runway, and landing it nicely on the threshold by gliding with the engine at idle. You just follow the methods you're taught.
    Ok that's informative. What are your views on microlights? They look fun!
 
 
 
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