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Old 11th Dec 2011, 11:05
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l find steering with the steering wheel seems to work.

But l could be wrong.
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Old 11th Dec 2011, 11:26
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Ah yes, steering method, another piece of regulatory lunacy to keep somebody in a job and making it look like they're doing something to preserve road safety.

It must be obvious to any thinking person that the safest way to turn a wheel () is whatever way is most comfortable for that particular driver. You start making the average person do things that don't feel 'natural' or 'fluid', and mental capacity overload soon sets in...
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Old 11th Dec 2011, 11:44
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WHOOOA Betsy!! You are surely not trying to say that many of the people out there actually have the capability to do anything "safely", especially driving, if not taught/indoctrinated but merely left to their own devices, are you?
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Old 11th Dec 2011, 11:49
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In regards to driving on the ramp, it's always going to be an extremely dangerous place.

While there is road systems in place, a lot of driving will be on/around the stand area where you've got vehicles coming from all 360 degrees. Unless you've got eyes in the back and sides of your head, it's impossible to spot everyone (while dodging fuel lines, passengers and such).

When you add the extremely poor conditions some vehicles are in (I wouldn't even let a pet dog ride in some of the vehicles we're forced to drive at work), shite working conditions, long hours and minimal rest (8 hours between shifts) its a recipe for disaster.
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Old 11th Dec 2011, 12:21
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Ahh .. but do you cross your arms when you turn?
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Old 11th Dec 2011, 20:22
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..... in the US, you are now taught to hold the BOTTOM of the steering wheel whilst driving
Once attended a Conference where the first afternoon was a 'touchy - feely - bondy ' session of so called games. One such was at a Go-Kart racing track, where a regular car had been rigged with the steering wheel geared in the wrong sense, i.e. turn the wheel right and the car went left, and one had to pick a partner and drive them around the track littered with obstacles, gaining demerit points for leaving the track or hitting the obstacles - including pedestrians stepping out suddenly !

It was surprisingly difficult, but the winner had cottoned on to the fact that success was achieved by holding the steering wheel at the bottom and moving his hand in the desired direction of turn, ie. to turn left move the bottom of the wheel to the left and ignore ones' senses.

( I often wonder if I'm still following that car on some occasions ! )
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Old 12th Dec 2011, 03:41
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Ahh .. but do you cross your arms when you turn?
On the ramp? Definitely, and generally over my head, particularly when there's been a recent driver recruiting binge. However, it's probably not much protection against the aircraft tug that's hooning backwards on its return to the bay an inch away from you, while the catering truck on the other side is coming forwards an inch away as well...

If you're of a nervous disposition and work on a ramp, you really need a pair of those peril sensitive sunnies Zaphod Beeblebox had in Hitch Hikers, which went completely black at the first sign of danger to prevent you from seeing anything alarming.
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Old 12th Dec 2011, 05:50
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Hated them. Added 3M tape on company jacket, a couple of rolls. If jet driver could not see, well... I didn't get anywhere jet intakes.

Fitted B737 landing light to front grill of Honda Civic once. You could see me coming. Had to keep the revs up. Very dark road to houseboat.
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Old 12th Dec 2011, 05:52
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kingair b200

hello evryone..

a lillte help needed....i am writing technical specific exam for kingair b200 for type rating, if anyone knows anythin about what DGCA ask more from the manual or which section i should concentrate more for this technical specific exam, please let me know ....

i would appreciate ur guidance....
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Old 12th Dec 2011, 06:48
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i would appreciate ur guidance....
You'll soon get plenty of that here. Watch out for the spelling police, grammar monitors and pointers out of the bleeding obvious - like ensure you post a question in the right forum.

Cheers
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Old 12th Dec 2011, 06:58
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like ensure you post a question in the right forum.
UniFoxOs, that's a relief - was trying to work out what the DGCA and a type rating on a Kingair had to do with High Viz Jackets!
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Old 12th Dec 2011, 08:04
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Tsk! Trolls, eh?

DNFTT

Firmly back on topic...



Couldn't get any of the Kylie gold hot pants piccies to work.
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Old 12th Dec 2011, 08:12
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Yesssssss....



This proves the case in favour of hi viz clothing.

There's no question you'd be more likely to bump into Kylie of she wasn't wearing those pants.
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Old 12th Dec 2011, 08:23
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side boob alert !

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Old 12th Dec 2011, 09:39
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HVV not that safe...

Many moons ago, I had a job which involved a tall hat and waving at traffic.

After a while of successfully avoiding being run over, some senior officer type decided we should wear the dreaded HVV on the grounds of 'elf and safety.

Aside from the fact that they were not personal issue and rapidly developed the odour of a Turkish wrestlers armpit, it merely gave Joe Public esconced in his vehicle something to aim at. Self and fellow plod rapidly became quite expert at ducking out of the way of errant traffic making a beeline for the blessed vest.

IMHO, said vests can be good at identifying someone in place of danger in reduced light, but it also acts as a focal point for some dozy Herbert to drive into.

In other news, Kylie can model the HVV for as long as she wants.

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Old 12th Dec 2011, 10:38
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In other news, Kylie can model the HVHP (Hi-Viz Hot Pants) for as long as she wants.
Fixed it for ya
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Old 12th Dec 2011, 13:37
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but it also acts as a focal point for some dozy Herbert to drive into.
Target fixation..... look where you are going and you will go where you are looking....
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Old 12th Dec 2011, 13:44
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If you break down on a Motorway, and pull the car over to the hard shoulder, the advice is always to get out of the car - it's a magnet for other cars driving along as the drivers stare at the parked car and is quite often hit.
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Old 12th Dec 2011, 14:40
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If you break down on a Motorway, and pull the car over to the hard shoulder, the advice is always to get out of the car - it's a magnet for other cars driving along as the drivers stare at the parked car and is quite often hit.
Ahh ! could that be why on two separate occasions i've witnessed complete fking morons stopping in the outside lane (without traffic ahead, monor damage perfectly drivable cars) to exchange details?
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