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Old 16-06-2005, 01:40 PM   #1
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VHF License

I know I've asked this before - but this time I'm serious. Probably.

About to upgrade my race license from provisional, but would like to include VHF at the same time. Soooo, anyone doing a VHF course on the sarf coast over the next few weeks?

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Old 16-06-2005, 01:42 PM   #2
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P.S. Heard someone with a VHF license saying "Over and Out" at the weekend - shocking, you know who you are -
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Old 16-06-2005, 01:48 PM   #3
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Old 16-06-2005, 01:53 PM   #5
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Kinda fancy getting one one day - been for a trial flight in a Cessna 172, also had a go in a chipmunk at school - that was pretty cool, and used to love sitting in the jump seat as a kid when my old man was a pilot - the view for a night landing at heathrow has to be the coolest thing in the world. My observation so far is that powerboating is cheap compared to flying.
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Old 16-06-2005, 01:58 PM   #6
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what craft did your dad fly geeze?

VHF is really easy. its only about 4hrs for the course is it not? I managed it ok and i was wrecked from the night before!
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Old 16-06-2005, 02:01 PM   #7
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When I was really young, Viscount (always remember I burnt my finger on a bulb in the cockpit). Then Tristar, followed finally by 757 & 767. He's retired now. Got some good perks with it - flew around the world in 8 days when I was about 6, shame I don't really remember it, used to spend christmas' in the middle east (Dubai, Bahrain etc). Some cool memories.
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I use the ATPL one as the VHF ammt states the use of any VHF equipment that is freq controlled regardless of installation. So you could use it for Both (Air & Marine) nothing like getting to gov agencies going at each other (Tee hee). Sure it's saling close to the wind but was never questioned at race control

EEk Probibly kew the or worked at some point with the fella..........
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Old 16-06-2005, 02:04 PM   #9
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I've always tried to avoid getting too many certificates - in case someone expects me to actually know anything as a result.
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Old 16-06-2005, 02:08 PM   #10
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Mike or P M Yorke?

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Old 16-06-2005, 02:13 PM   #11
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Matt, thats scincerly really cool. So your dad (like mine) is actually far more interesting than his son

My mums in Dubai at the moment, she keeps fkin texting me how wonderfull it is............thanks mum, i'm working in a shit hole ind est in east london where its pissin with rain!
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Old 16-06-2005, 02:18 PM   #12
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Your old man. Was there 76-86 then jumped ship for a more "interesting" type of employment. He more than likey knows jimmy Brown, (ret) Ted Barber (Dec) Don Hyme (Spelling), Terry Bailey ......................................ect ect
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Certainly beats the 'other' type of family holiday, which usually meant spending 2 weeks lolloping around in the 5 knot sailing boat taking 24ish hours to cross the channel. God I used to hate that crossing. Makes quite a good floating caravan though, as long as ya don't have to take it anywhere fast.


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Matt, thats scincerly really cool. So your dad (like mine) is actually far more interesting than his son

My mums in Dubai at the moment, she keeps fkin texting me how wonderfull it is............thanks mum, i'm working in a shit hole ind est in east london where its pissin with rain!
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Old 16-06-2005, 02:25 PM   #14
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Mmm. I was under 1 in 76 - so I can't remember what he was doing then. I guess it was 78 or 79 when I burnt my finger in the viscount - (see, I was scarred for life). He got laid off for a bit, I guess in the early 80's, then retrained and went back on the tristars.

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www.marine-radio.co.uk is running courses.

If you need extra bodies, my navigator needs the course. Has to be a weekend though.

We can travel to Southampton area for the course.
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Old 16-06-2005, 03:47 PM   #16
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Feken great, can I change my user name to
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Look at that like this - at least you were around for the greatest years of powerboat racing.
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Old 16-06-2005, 04:27 PM   #18
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Hi Matt
did mine a few years ago when they were supposed to be having a clamp down on illegal use.
Any way try http://www.swac.co.uk/radio.html but they seem to be alot more expensive than i remember but a lot of dates.
The place is under the itchen bridge.

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Old 16-06-2005, 04:57 PM   #19
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P.S. Heard someone with a VHF license saying "Over and Out" at the weekend - shocking, you know who you are -
Did i really?

I dont remember saying that but if i did then you'd better put me up for a portable VHF license too Matt.
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Fluid are running one at Saxon next week. they owe me a favour so I'll get you a place. I think it costs 40 Kwid
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