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Re: Amusing Ground School "Mishaps"....

Unread post by jimdavis » Wed Oct 14, 2015 10:04 am

Did you give him change, Brand :?:

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Re: Amusing Ground School "Mishaps"....

Unread post by Brand » Wed Oct 14, 2015 10:25 pm

The day a guy pays me with a cake is the day I walk away from aviation Jim.... :twisted:
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Unread post by jimdavis » Thu Oct 15, 2015 9:04 am

Brand wrote:The day a guy pays me with a cake is the day I walk away from aviation Jim.... :twisted:
I don't think so Brand - it's in your blood.

I once got paid for PPL training, with a horse. Smoky, turned out to be a damn nice horse - it was a good deal.

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Re: Amusing Ground School "Mishaps"....

Unread post by BenSmit » Thu Oct 15, 2015 9:35 am

Did the horse look good?

I mean .. he wasn't blind or anything?
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Unread post by Bodumatau » Thu Oct 15, 2015 11:54 am

ok so it wasn't a student pilot and it wasn't in ground school, but a cardio surgeon from Switzerland once asked me, in all seriousness, if ....
"since here in the southern hemisphere the sun stands in the north instead of the south.... does it also rise in the west?"
so it took me a while of silently searching his face for any trace of humour to realise that he was indeed asking me the question seriously...
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Unread post by jimdavis » Thu Oct 15, 2015 12:09 pm

No Ben, he looked good. Particularly when he was wearing his glasses.

We are gong to be shat on for stealing Brand's thread.

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Re: Amusing Ground School "Mishaps"....

Unread post by Brand » Thu Oct 15, 2015 4:36 pm

jimdavis wrote:
Brand wrote:The day a guy pays me with a cake is the day I walk away from aviation Jim.... :twisted:
I don't think so Brand - it's in your blood.

I once got paid for PPL training, with a horse. Smoky, turned out to be a damn nice horse - it was a good deal.

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That made me smile Jim - but I just tried to tell you the cake was from a female, not a "him".... :wink:
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Re: Amusing Ground School "Mishaps"....

Unread post by Brand » Thu Apr 21, 2016 2:15 pm

Today – from a 130 hour fixed wing PPL, hoping to pass his last three CPL IF exams, with one month to go before everything expires. Keep in mind he only has Flight Planning, Met and Law/Procedures left to pass:

Me: What is a VOR?
Answer: A Visible….. something or another.
Me: Which direction is a standard holding pattern?
Answer: What is a holding pattern?
Me: What is a QDM?
Answer: It’s something the tower gives you when you call them….
Me: At what speed does an aircraft stall?
Answer: When the wind stops blowing over the wings…
Me: What is Vso?
Answer: Some speed or another….
Me: What is a Hi/Low Altitude En-route Chart?
Answer: Do I need to have one?
Me: What is a magneto?
Answer: Something magnetic…
Me: How did you pass the other exams?
Answer: I just did questions and answers...
Me: Are you sure you want to be a pilot?
Answer: I think it might be cool….

I kid you not.
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Re: Amusing Ground School "Mishaps"....

Unread post by homebuilt » Thu Apr 21, 2016 2:25 pm

sounds to me like a rich dad pressing his son to do something he just does not want to do. Happens often.
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Unread post by rudolphschar » Fri Apr 22, 2016 8:09 pm

How can anyone not really want to fly?!
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Unread post by Brand » Sun Apr 24, 2016 8:15 am

homebuilt wrote:sounds to me like a rich dad pressing his son to do something he just does not want to do. Happens often.
Sadly, in this case, I believe you are spot-on.....
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Unread post by hugo_visser » Sun Apr 24, 2016 4:14 pm

I have a different thought on this. It is a parents lifelong job to try and equip his children as good as possible according to the parents and child's abilities. Many parents send their children to university , so if the child is less academic or a real party freak that would not work so try something else. I would recommend to any parent after/ during/before matric that their child should get some type of flying instruction because twice I have experienced the positive effect it has on such a young life, even if they do not like it, such as going to school, and even if they never fly again EVER in their lives, to be part of their growing up process. So n ever mind the silly answers given in class, or whatever people have to say, you would be positively helping to build a good decent young person. Anybody with some other input....

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Re: Amusing Ground School "Mishaps"....

Unread post by jimdavis » Sun Apr 24, 2016 4:30 pm

Hugo, this has been thrashed to death on another thread.

My personal opinion is that you only really appreciate stuff that you work for. But now I will shut up.

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Re: Amusing Ground School "Mishaps"....

Unread post by jimdavis » Mon Apr 25, 2016 11:25 am

Back on topic - almost. Not really Ground School but almost.

I had this know-it-all pupil, in George, whom I dubbed "The Voice" because he was always chirping.

I dispatched him to do a pre-flight on one of my Colts. He returned almost instantly and stood with his hands on his hips. "The spring is broken."

Although I knew exactly what he was talking about, I played dumb. "Ah, that's interesting. Which spring?"

"In the nose wheel."

"Oh, I didn't know there was a spring there?"

"Come and look." He points at the oleo, which was pretty low. "There - you see?"

"No, sorry, I still don't know which spring."

This went on for a while, I simply couldn't get him to ASK. He was determined to TELL. Not a healthy attitude when you are meant to be learning.

I believe the three most important words in the English language are "I don't know". If you use them a lot it is amazing how much you learn. :D

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Re: Amusing Ground School "Mishaps"....

Unread post by BOWMANSHILL » Mon Apr 25, 2016 11:33 pm

Interesting, I have my own point of views, but please share your opinion regarding the spring.

Does that sound better uncle Jim?
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