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Old 9th Sep 2023, 14:26
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Ah.

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Old 10th Sep 2023, 04:17
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You cant check most things I listed without the engines running
Local EMS King Air operator has the procedure that on pilot shift hand over the pilot will ground run the aircraft and do all the checks so that it's cocked and primed to jump in and go should a call come in. Flying SAR our crowd did the same, local GA operator like wise, customer turns up at the appointed time crew jump in and go without going through prop, mag checks etc as they've already been done.
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Old 10th Sep 2023, 13:52
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Originally Posted by His dudeness
I once flew as a freelancer on a unfamiliar KingAir 200 on relatively short notice. So I went though a very thorough pre flight check and made doubly sure to do all the REQUIRED checks (Rudder boost, de-Ice, prop anti ice, feathering, auto feather ectetc.)... done and just wanted to give ATC the "ready" call, when I felt the owners hand on my shoulder: "what are you doing, dont you know to fly this airplane, my pilot never does these things, blablabla...") I asked him: "do you want to fly or not ?" to which he said yes. (the A/C was a-okay, everything worked)
This sounds familiar. If the King Air is like the airplane I fly, the correct functioning of the autofeather system must be checked before the first flight of the day and departure with an inop or malfunctioning autofeather is prohibited.
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Old 10th Sep 2023, 17:49
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Originally Posted by megan
Local EMS King Air operator has the procedure that on pilot shift hand over the pilot will ground run the aircraft and do all the checks so that it's cocked and primed to jump in and go should a call come in. Flying SAR our crowd did the same, local GA operator like wise, customer turns up at the appointed time crew jump in and go without going through prop, mag checks etc as they've already been done.
As written, I had never set a foot in this specific KingAir and was on short notice. Was a raisbecked 4 blader, Autofeather mandatory. I`m not sure wether Id wanted to do the checks and start the engines twice to save 30-45seconds, I went to the school of "if you want to destroy turbines, start em up often". Certainly no operator I ever was with does it that way, but hey, if it works for them...
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Old 11th Sep 2023, 16:17
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In my limited experience flying VIPs.
It is not the VIP who gives you grief….it it is their minions, who can not imagine ever saying “No” or giving bad news to their godhead.
This can lead to some funny scenarios.

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Old 24th Sep 2023, 18:02
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Originally Posted by albatross
In my limited experience flying VIPs.
it it is their minions, who can not imagine ever saying No or giving bad news to their godhead.
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and perhaps the same would like the boss to crash...
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Old 29th Sep 2023, 23:25
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Originally Posted by His dudeness
As written, I had never set a foot in this specific KingAir and was on short notice. Was a raisbecked 4 blader, Autofeather mandatory. I`m not sure wether Id wanted to do the checks and start the engines twice to save 30-45seconds, I went to the school of "if you want to destroy turbines, start em up often". Certainly no operator I ever was with does it that way, but hey, if it works for them...

The raisbeck I flew allowed flight without the "mandatory" autofeather. You did need an extra 8 knots added the the V1/r speeds. Used it once to get home. Another time in the 1900, the afx tested but would not arm during takeoff, reject return to ramp ,test afx.

Due to cold weather the PLA was not high enough to meet the switches, eng. anti ice on same. F/Os leg,I held the switch in test position AFX armed for takeoff, departed released switch through 10k and rearmed from FAF inbound
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