PHILIP QUANTRILL

PHILIP QUANTRILL

61 years old
Male
Contact Details
Address
BOIS BLANC
17260
VIROLLET
France
Current Status
Having a discussion today at the airfield and the question of night flying came up. The question asked was, what extra training and or onboard equipment do you have to have to fly at night in the USA, and is it the same rules in Canada?

Location

Groups

2 Groups...

Events

0 Events...

Tags

Music

Videos

Latest Activity

  • ×
    PHILIP QUANTRILL
    PHILIP QUANTRILL commented on Henry Trikelife's Video.
    Andy, too much Charlie Brown? silly you, Danger Mouse of course, in desperation he says "good grief, Penfold". Flying above the clouds is in my limited opinion, one of lifes great pleasures.
    3 days ago
  • ×
    PHILIP QUANTRILL
    PHILIP QUANTRILL commented on Henry Trikelife's Video.
    It's a guy ALONE in his craft making safety judgments on his flying, you are seeing edited footage taken from different angles of view from the pilots eye view. GOOD GRIEF. Keep smiling Henry, some folks have nothing to do in life but pick holes.
    4 days ago
  • ×
    PHILIP QUANTRILL
    PHILIP QUANTRILL commented on Henry Trikelife's Video.
    Above the clouds .... my favorite place to be, it always moves me, the beauty and how incredible our world can be, how lucky we are to visit on our terms. Another great video Henry, thank you.
    5 days ago
  • ×
    PHILIP QUANTRILL
    PHILIP QUANTRILL commented on jeff trike's Video.
    What a wonderful journey that must have been. Great video, views and photos, lovely to see someone getting out there and doing it.
    1 month ago
  • ×
    PHILIP QUANTRILL
    PHILIP QUANTRILL commented on Iacopo BARSETTI's Video.
    Certainly better to be on the ground wishing to be in the air than in the air wishing to be on the ground weather like that. Bet it was still a great day
    1 month ago
  • ×
    PHILIP QUANTRILL
    PHILIP QUANTRILL commented on Jozinko Sajan's Video.
    Great scenery and terrain, you are soo lucky. What great setups you have over there at the airports etc
    1 month ago
  • ×
    PHILIP QUANTRILL
    PHILIP QUANTRILL commented on Gregg Ludwig's picture.
    Leo, just had a look at your photobucket and I've come over all funny. What a lovely looking setup you have, she looks GREAT !!!
    1 month ago
  • ×
    PHILIP QUANTRILL
    PHILIP QUANTRILL commented on Jozinko Sajan's Video.
    Great video, what fantastic scenery and jealous as hell of the runway
    1 month ago
  • ×
    Bryan Tuffnell
    Bryan Tuffnell commented on PHILIP QUANTRILL's Video.
    Hey - apart from the impostor sheep body double, not bad!!! But if you'd added a rescuscitation by a French nurse I'd have been REALLY impressed!!
    1 month ago
  • ×
    monty stone
    monty stone commented on PHILIP QUANTRILL's Video.
    1812 overturn!
    1 month ago
  • ×
    PHILIP QUANTRILL
    PHILIP QUANTRILL commented on Gregg Ludwig's picture.
    WOW ! that is an amazing amount of twist/torque
    1 month ago
  • ×
    PHILIP QUANTRILL
    PHILIP QUANTRILL has added a new Video.
    1 month ago
  • ×
    PHILIP QUANTRILL
    PHILIP QUANTRILL Having a discussion today at the airfield and the question of night flying came up. The question asked was, what extra training and or onboard equipment do you have to have to fly at night in the USA, and is it the same rules in Canada?
    1 month ago
    • View all 17 Comments
    • Leo Iezzi
      ×
      Leo Iezzi Yep. Me too. In the US, you need and endorsement for proper radio communication for B-C-D. But for B, you must additionally have an altitude encoding transponder on your trike.
      1 month ago
    • Leo Iezzi
      ×
      Leo Iezzi Well, in the USA with a Sport License it's not allowed regardless of what equipment you may have. You can however fly at night with a light sport aircraft if you're a GA licenced pilot. That's how I understood it.
      1 month ago
    • PHILIP QUANTRILL
      ×
      PHILIP QUANTRILL thanks Leo
      1 month ago
    • Leo Iezzi
      ×
      Leo Iezzi Welcome Philip :)
      1 month ago
    • Paul Hamilton
      ×
      Paul Hamilton To clarify, a private pilot wsc or airplane can fly at night with position/nav lights but a landing light is helpful
      1 month ago
    • Paul Hamilton
      ×
      Paul Hamilton Usa not sure about Canada
      1 month ago
    • Gregg Ludwig
      ×
      Gregg Ludwig I fly my Delta Jet at night and also offer night training. It's a fun time to fly with no thermals and smoooth air.
      1 month ago
    • PHILIP QUANTRILL
      ×
      PHILIP QUANTRILL My friends and I would LOVE to be able to night fly, but, alas, we are not allowed irrespective of personal or machine abilities. Along with the position/nav and landing lights are there any other requirements ie transponders or extra navigational aids. Here in France we are obliged to fly with an altimeter and compass, all other instruments are optional.
      1 month ago
    • PHILIP QUANTRILL
      ×
      PHILIP QUANTRILL Gregg, I love flying at sunrise and sunset for the same reasons and it's easier to take photos with my SLR camera when the trike isn't acting out some bizzare version of the jitterbug dance.
      1 month ago
    • Heather Davis
      ×
      Heather Davis I've explored this just recently as I have a private WSC. I contacted the FAA to figure all this out. Leo is correct in that you have to get a private for night flight. I didn't get the night training so my license says "night flying prohibited." I'd have to get three hours minimum night training to have that removed. Gregg, good to know you offer that. I haven't gotten around to it as my trike is not night legal. I’ve got the nav lights, but to satisfy my trike’s operating limitations, I need to light up my steam gauges (there are nifty lights you can install in your panel. I might make a project of it when the weather gets bad). Sadly, being a GA pilot doesn’t make you legal to fly at night in a trike. I'll soon be taking my practical for private airplane and will be legal to fly at night (assuming I pass) but only in airplane. If I want to fly at night in a trike, I still have to get those three hours training, in a trike. In short, if you transition to another category of aircraft, you're starting from scratch, training-wise, at least if you are going for private rather than sport. You don't have to take the written again. Small mercies. This is for the U.S., no idea for Canada.
      1 month ago
    • PHILIP QUANTRILL
      ×
      PHILIP QUANTRILL Thanks for that Heather, what about instruments required on a trike fro night flight.
      1 month ago
    • Heather Davis
      ×
      Heather Davis Hi Philip - no special instruments are required beyond whatever is required for day. For night you need: spare fuses (wouldn't those be fun to replace at night in the air), a landing light only if for hire (as Paul says, a good idea anyway), anti-collision lights (strobes), position lights & a source of electricity. Transponder rules are about where you are rather than when. I fly with one as I live at the edge of a metropolitan area with larger towered airports (need one for Class C, B & w/in 30 nm big Class B airports). My philosophy is that it is a very good idea to have a transponder at night unless you are someplace with little traffic. Around my locale, flying at night means you are mixing it up with IFR ships. They're probably not looking out the window.
      1 month ago
    • Leo Iezzi
      ×
      Leo Iezzi Excllent information Heather! I wasn't aware of the three hour requirement for GA, WSC endorsement. Thank you!
      1 month ago
    • PHILIP QUANTRILL
      ×
      PHILIP QUANTRILL Again thanks Heather for the indepth info, I can go back to the airstrip tomorrow, talk with confidence and baffle with bullsh*t
      1 month ago
    • Heather Davis
      ×
      Heather Davis Thanks, Leo. You can play stump the CFI with this one. :) Most of them don't even know it is possible to get a private in WSC. I find it hilarious to fly into towered airports and get the reaction: are you even supposed to be here? (For new folks, you can get endorsed for D, C, B with a sport license) Philip, you are welcome. I don't sound like I'm studying for an exam, do I?
      1 month ago
    • Leo Iezzi
      ×
      Leo Iezzi Haha! When I was studying I had all of the details down. Two years after I got my license the details are not so clear. :P I also got my D,C,B rating, and have run into the same thing. Most folks are still pretty ignorant of the rules, especially if they've not kept up on it.
      1 month ago
    • PHILIP QUANTRILL
      ×
      PHILIP QUANTRILL Heather, yet more questions, you have to have specific endorsements to enter B,C,D airspace other than simply radio contact and verbal controller permissions? No you don't sound as if your studying but as someone who knows her eggs. Leo same here, I studied for my French pilots exams and passed 39/40 but 5 years later, a lot of the "knowledge" is rusty
      1 month ago
    • Leo Iezzi
      ×
      Leo Iezzi Yep. Me too. In the US, you need and endorsement for proper radio communication for B-C-D. But for B, you must additionally have an altitude encoding transponder on your trike.
      1 month ago
  • ×
    PHILIP QUANTRILL
    PHILIP QUANTRILL commented on Gregg Ludwig's picture.
    Looking forward to seeing them Leo, thank you
    1 month ago
  • ×
    PHILIP QUANTRILL
    PHILIP QUANTRILL commented on Gregg Ludwig's picture.
    Whilst money is always at the back of my head, and the front of my wifes the truth is soon I will have to look for a replacement and I can either go Rotax or look at other options. I've always been one for not always following the crowd, the BMWs ...
    1 month ago

About

Brit in france trying to live the dream whilst making the wife do the work
www.la-brise.fr

Latest Blog Posts

0 Blogs...

No blogs yet...

Friends

0 Friends

  • white eagle

The Wall

0 Wall Posts

Please login or sign up to post on this network.
Click here to sign up now.