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Old 4 Jan 2019, 07:59 (Ref:3873878)   #1
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Licensing and medical costs

Now I'm officially 'middle aged' I need a medical just to load the trailer . . . Having had a year off, have I missed something or am I a victim of south east tax?

Just been quoted £500 for a stressed ecg . . . .Int license renewal seems to be nearly double what it was a few years ago as well!

I don't 'need' and Int license for most things, but it has come in handy for a few events, I've been lucky enough to do . . and it's nice to know some races upping their requirements to at least necessitate a modicum of apparent competence before smashing stuff up.

Any suggestions welcome. If I have to bite the bullet so be it, I'm not quite ready for Sunday morning car shows, matching tweed blanket and flask!
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Old 4 Jan 2019, 09:13 (Ref:3873891)   #2
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Zef I’m paying £295 for med and SRECG. I’ll pm where....
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Old 4 Jan 2019, 15:57 (Ref:3873972)   #3
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Now I'm officially 'middle aged' I need a medical just to load the trailer . . . Having had a year off, have I missed something or am I a victim of south east tax?

Just been quoted £500 for a stressed ecg . . . .Int license renewal seems to be nearly double what it was a few years ago as well!

I don't 'need' and Int license for most things, but it has come in handy for a few events, I've been lucky enough to do . . and it's nice to know some races upping their requirements to at least necessitate a modicum of apparent competence before smashing stuff up.

Any suggestions welcome. If I have to bite the bullet so be it, I'm not quite ready for Sunday morning car shows, matching tweed blanket and flask!
Get in touch with the Porsche center at Silverstone. We have had this chat before. They have days where you can have your Stressed ECG on a push bike.Jeezzzz £500 notes sure is steep.
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Get in touch with the Porsche centre at Silverstone. They have days where you can have your Stressed ECG on a push bike.
That's what I told him……
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Old 4 Jan 2019, 17:26 (Ref:3874001)   #5
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Spoke to a driver from Aberdeen who was getting his done somewhere in the Manchester area while he was there as the best he found locally was 700 and needed two visits to the clinic, one for the med and one for the ECG. I think I know where Zef's quote was from but if you don't want to lose a whole day getting to Silverstone and back via the M25, you don't have a lot of choice.
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Old 4 Jan 2019, 17:54 (Ref:3874005)   #6
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No complaints with the service there Colin, but they clearly have a closed shop in the SE.

I may yet actually just stick to National A . . . and cross the stress bit if I ever need it.
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Old 4 Jan 2019, 21:47 (Ref:3874069)   #7
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but Silverstone is definitely in the south....
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Old 5 Jan 2019, 08:51 (Ref:3874110)   #8
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You obviously have a Yorkshire compass.

Interstingly, all the local companies that list medical for everything from cabbies, to International racing super heros, all suggest sillystone for stressed ECG's, and another place way up, almost Scandinavia I think.

Have found somewhere in Surrey, suggesting £290.

I'm sure this has been posted before, it is old, but nothing has changed . . .

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring...-wise-men.html

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Zef....I have used SCVC in Guildford for stress ECG £247 when I last had it, might be worth a call.
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Interstingly, all the local companies that list medical for everything from cabbies, to International racing super heros, all suggest sillystone for stressed ECG's, and another place way up, almost Scandinavia I think.
The Doc I use for truck and race meds (when no ECG reqd) main business is commercial airline and helicopter driver medicals- neither of whom are required to have an SRECG...…. So being hobby race drivers we're obviously very special!
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So being hobby race drivers we're obviously very special!
Yes, what do you think, Mike? And Sunday drivers too, because there are few races on Tuesdays! Proof in the pudding!

Zef, what about simulating a heart attack to have your ECG paid by your insurance company? If they inquire, you can always pretend you just received a bill for your Tornado! Hence the shock…
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I'm sure this has been posted before, it is old, but nothing has changed . . .

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/motoring...-wise-men.html

There is something in the thinking of nearly all regulatory bodies in the UK that they believe that they have to go over the top when setting their criteria.

The same applies in pilot training, or it certainly used to. The CAA used to insist that to obtain your basic private pilots' licence that you had to demonstrate to an examiner that you were able to bring an aircraft out of a stall that induced a spin.

However, any competent pilot will tell you that the only time that you are likely to suffer a stall with spin is either immediately after take-off or when lining up for landing, and at such times you are unlikely to be much more than 500 to 1000 feet above ground. As such, it would be almost impossible to recover from the spin before impacting the ground.

This is why pretty well every other country around the world stopped making this a part of the flying examination. In fact, when I obtained my PPL in the late 70s, I came to an arrangement with the examiner (with help from my instructor) that he would accept my being able to recover to level flight when the aircraft was at the incipient stage of the stall/spin.
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Old 5 Jan 2019, 21:01 (Ref:3874188)   #13
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Exactly where I'm heading, Mrs and Mrs LAK have both used them too, just under an hour from home and free tee and biscuits at the Kennedeys after as well!

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