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Old 19.07.2007, 15:03
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Any pilots out there / in here?

Howdy

I moved here in May from Texas, and have been flying for 8 years. Got my Private in 2001, Instrument Rating in 2006, and my Commercial just before I came here (all ratings are FAA of course). Flew with CAP and for fun, member of AOPA and EAA, been to Sun N Fun and Oshkosh, the usual.

Now slowly working with the BAZL to get my JAR license. Looked into flying out of Grenchen or Speck.

Are there any other pilots hanging out here?

Thanks.

PS: How do you know if there is a pilot at an Apéro? Oh, don't worry, he will tell you.
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Old 19.07.2007, 15:17
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I thought that was Yorkshiremen?
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Old 20.07.2007, 13:23
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I thought that was Yorkshiremen?
Nope thats

"Tha can allus tell a Yorkshireman...but tha can't tell im much."

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Old 19.07.2007, 15:22
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Basic Flying Rules:
1. Try to stay in the middle of the air.
2. Do not go near the edges of it.
3. The edges of the air can be recognised by the appearance of ground, buildings, sea, trees and interstellar space. It is much more difficult to fly there.

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Howdy

I moved here in May from Texas, and have been flying for 8 years. Got my Private in 2001, Instrument Rating in 2006, and my Commercial just before I came here (all ratings are FAA of course). Flew with CAP and for fun, member of AOPA and EAA, been to Sun N Fun and Oshkosh, the usual.

Now slowly working with the BAZL to get my JAR license. Looked into flying out of Grenchen or Speck.

Are there any other pilots hanging out here?

Thanks.

PS: How do you know if there is a pilot at an Apéro? Oh, don't worry, he will tell you.
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The one wearing a shirt with mail-order shoulder tabs

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Old 20.07.2007, 13:05
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Got my private in Florida in 2004. Haven't had time to get the instrument yet
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Old 20.07.2007, 13:16
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Did you get a JAR license (here or UK)?
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Old 20.07.2007, 14:37
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No I got an FAA license. It seems to work everywhere I need to fly - in the US (the best place in the world for a private pilot) and the UK - but not seemingly in Switzerland.
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Re: Any pilots out there / in here?

Hi Tomcat/ VaudBrit

I am planning to go to Florida to finish my PPL in Nov (solo in SA in 2003 but no time to finish til now) and to start my IR at the Diamond accredited air-school. What is the consensus on FAA vs JAR for European flying?

My end goal is to find a group of like-minded types in an existing syndicate or starting a new one, perhaps with a DA42 Twinstar at Lausanne...?

There is an existing club for Diamond aircraft called Next aviation and I have been speaking to the founder of that (who is also Swiss country rep for Diamond) but apparently there has not been enough interest to order the aircraft in.

Tomcat, you sound like a keen and current pilot: how/ where/ what do you fly now you're in CH?

Per ardua ad astra!
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Old 12.09.2007, 15:17
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Re: Any pilots out there / in here?

Hi Yes I am a Pilot..got my licence in 1193 fly a N reg Saratoga..11tc, had it down here in Lausanne last month had a fantastic time flying around the mountains..

Mind you found out I could hire a Daimond Star 40tdi for les than it cost me to put the fuel in mine !!!!

John.
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Old 12.09.2007, 15:35
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Re: Any pilots out there / in here?

John - a Saratoga is a nice bird, and I am sure it's a thirsty one, too. What kind of fuel burn do you use to flightplan?

I may need to investigate how I can have an N-registered airplane here in Switzerland ...
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Re: Any pilots out there / in here?

I flight plan for 17 US per hour which equates running 29x24 which 60% power and 160kts approx. EGLK to Lausanne (LSGL) to 2 hours 39 mins a flt lvl 100.
Will go faster if i go hgher due to the tubo, but I hate using the oxygen unless I have to.
I have only just trandfered the plane to the US reg and is the paintshop have the new Reg painted on it as we speak.....
John.
Ps In reply to an ealier comment re twins, I can understand the desire for some to have 2 engines, however I an aquaintance a few weeks ago ( 5000+) hours who it would appear lost ang engine just after take off and spun in.
The ironic thing is that she had flown her Rockwell 114 for many years all over Europe with no major problems.
If an engine in a twin goes on the initial climb out the yaw and drag from the prop are going to make things very tricky even for the bst of us in my humble opinion.
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Old 10.10.2007, 16:38
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I flight plan for 17 US per hour which equates running 29x24 which 60% power and 160kts approx. EGLK to Lausanne (LSGL) to 2 hours 39 mins a flt lvl 100.
Will go faster if i go hgher due to the tubo, but I hate using the oxygen unless I have to.
I have only just trandfered the plane to the US reg and is the paintshop have the new Reg painted on it as we speak.....
John.
Ps In reply to an ealier comment re twins, I can understand the desire for some to have 2 engines, however I an aquaintance a few weeks ago ( 5000+) hours who it would appear lost ang engine just after take off and spun in.
The ironic thing is that she had flown her Rockwell 114 for many years all over Europe with no major problems.
If an engine in a twin goes on the initial climb out the yaw and drag from the prop are going to make things very tricky even for the bst of us in my humble opinion.
There is the old saying that the spare engine on a light twin is for taking you to the scene of the crash. I experienced an engine failure in an Aztec with a friend who has an ATPL, with 6 on board and half fuel. It was in the cruise at the time. Had we not feathered the prop quickly enough we would have not made the airfield. As it was we did, but only just - the plane would not hold altitude that heavy on one engine. Climb out is clearly the most tricky stage to be down to one engine and there is very little time in which to react correctly.

In some ways you are better off in a single, at least then you have no asymetry and you have no "can I get away with it" decisions to make - you are coming down full stop and can concentrate on the handling and landing.

The issue is not limited to light twins though - I had a friend in the RAF, flying Canberras who lost his life a few years ago due to one engine with misaligned fan blades that suffered a compressor stall on go-around during night single engine circuit practice at RAF Marham. He ejected outside of the envelope (too low and too slow) and did not clear the canopy. So, it can even happen to the professionals.
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Old 10.10.2007, 17:01
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Just this week gained my Private Pilots licence in Helicopters. Only licenced for single piston engined helis at the moment, but hoping to convert to proper twin engined turbine helis in Switzerland to enjoy the mountain views from the air

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Are there any N-Reg airplanes for rent in around Geneva or Switcerland.

Is there any Pilot near Geneva that has a plane or does rent one. I have a PPL FAA and working on my CPL-IR-ATPL MCC MULTI and just looking to have a

good time flying and of course built more hours. i have a total of 300 hours that is mix of multi and single....

keep in touch if you are outthere....

I use msn messenger a lot: artanberisha2004@hotmail.com

i hope to hear form someone with a good news.

I also want to find out if there are any N-Reg airplanes that you can rent in switcerland.

Let me know if you have an idea about that.

thanks for replying...

Sincerly

Artan
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Old 20.02.2008, 23:13
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Is there any Pilot near Geneva that has a plane or does rent one. I have a PPL FAA and working on my CPL-IR-ATPL MCC MULTI and just looking to have a

good time flying and of course built more hours. i have a total of 300 hours that is mix of multi and single....

keep in touch if you are outthere....

I use msn messenger a lot: artanberisha2004@hotmail.com

i hope to hear form someone with a good news.

I also want to find out if there are any N-Reg airplanes that you can rent in switcerland.

Let me know if you have an idea about that.

thanks for replying...

Sincerly

Artan
Hi Artan, I am not an owner and not near Geneva (fly out of LSZH), but wanted to say hi.

I have a US commercial license with instrument rating and a converted JAR PPL.

Zurich's flying club has a nice N-registered Columbia 400 oops Cessna 400 for rent.

http://www.mfgz.ch/club/flotte/466m.html

I will let you know when I make my way over to Geneva.

Greetings,

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Old 14.03.2008, 12:32
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Re: Any pilots out there / in here?

Hi, my husband is flying helicopters...Robinson 22 etc. I will tell him about your post. But I think his forum name here is Jakes.....
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Take a look over at www.corpjetchat.com. A forum aimed to bring together the diverse disciplines within the corporate aviation , both fixed and rotary wing.

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AOPA Switzerland is very active, flyins etc. I've been a member for years. www.aopa.ch


Because of the swiss weather, mountains and tight airspace, flying is more instrument as opposed to Texas VFR. Remember, "there are old pilots, there are bold pilots. But there are no old bold pilots".

Check out the Flug Museum in Dubendorf. It's a must for Pilots.

Do you copy...

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Old 17.10.2007, 21:44
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AOPA Switzerland is very active, flyins etc. I've been a member for years. www.aopa.ch


Because of the swiss weather, mountains and tight airspace, flying is more instrument as opposed to Texas VFR. Remember, "there are old pilots, there are bold pilots. But there are no old bold pilots".

Check out the Flug Museum in Dubendorf. It's a must for Pilots.

Do you copy...

Swisslab
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I have an FAA Instrument Rating and a good (detail-oriented or shall we say a...-retentive?) Swiss instructor, so I will avoid cumulogranite for now.

Thanks for the tip on the museum in Dübendorf, it's on my list once I got this JAR ticket in my hands.

Got another 2 flights in last weekend, Friday to Lommis and Triengen to practice short concrete and grass strips, and Sunday to Bern via "southern route" to get an intro to mountain flying and practice pilotage and dead reckoning.

If Mr. Meteo plays along I will get my nav flight (Friedrichshafen) and Alpen flight (Samaden) out of the way this weekend.

Ride-alongs will be offered soon ... stay tuned.
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