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29th Nov 2022, 14:58
Replies: 8
Views: 1,313
Posted By lederhosen

X-plane works fine and for a couple of hundred...

X-plane works fine and for a couple of hundred euros for the software and a stick and throttle from Logitech or similar it will work on most PCs. The additional benefit from spending thousands is...
25th Nov 2022, 06:36
Replies: 11
Views: 554
Posted By lederhosen

The indirect benefits should not be overlooked....

The indirect benefits should not be overlooked. If you can limit most people to handbaggage you can schedule 25 minute turnaround times and limit delays and other costs like lost luggage. The direct...
Replies: 67
Views: 19,521
Posted By lederhosen

The last few years have been brutal for people...

The last few years have been brutal for people wanting to fly for an airline in Europe. Most recently Covid and now the war in Ukraine have additionally left a number of highly experienced pilots...
20th Oct 2022, 16:13
Replies: 14
Views: 3,329
Posted By lederhosen

I was a contemporary of his older son who flew...

I was a contemporary of his older son who flew the Tornado in the gulf war, was an exchange officer with the US Navy and also a Virgin pilot before his very sad early demise. He and his father were...
Replies: 5
Views: 596
Posted By lederhosen

The good news is that the job market in the US is...

The good news is that the job market in the US is looking promising. I know a young lad who got on with a regional flying the CRJ only last year and has a promise of a captain's slot next year and...
10th Oct 2022, 16:19
Replies: 7
Views: 1,434
Posted By lederhosen

Annecy is 2:30 drive and needs special training...

Annecy is 2:30 drive and needs special training for the few days you need to circle. But it is well connected to the autoroutes and quite friendly.
21st Aug 2022, 18:16
Replies: 43
Views: 7,649
Posted By lederhosen

I had a bad experience myself (air miss) with a...

I had a bad experience myself (air miss) with a light twin pilot attempting an unauthorized straight in approach to the opposite runway from which I was departing in a 737. So I will admit to...
20th Aug 2022, 21:23
Replies: 43
Views: 7,649
Posted By lederhosen

Fairly obviously the aircraft below is not...

Fairly obviously the aircraft below is not advised to offset to the right in this situation. Situational awareness appears to have been lacking in both cockpits.
20th Aug 2022, 18:31
Replies: 43
Views: 7,649
Posted By lederhosen

I have observed a similar accident with two...

I have observed a similar accident with two cessnas with one taking off and one going around. In that case the aircraft taking off climbed into the one overshooting.

One scenario is that in this...
19th Aug 2022, 21:25
Replies: 69
Views: 6,494
Posted By lederhosen

I spoke with some crew who remembered the...

I spoke with some crew who remembered the technique on canary flights of filing Jersey with Gatwick as the alternate. This allowed a much lower contingency fuel with most flights then continuing on...
8th Aug 2022, 07:28
Replies: 20
Views: 12,706
Posted By lederhosen

They may not be the hardest to manufacture. But...

They may not be the hardest to manufacture. But someone still needs to do it. Factor in different aircraft types and proprietary manufacturing processes, never mind the cost and I think this is a...
30th Jul 2022, 09:09
Replies: 12,116
Views: 11,210,406
Posted By lederhosen

One interpretation is that disregard for any...

One interpretation is that disregard for any rules of war reinforces the impression that Russian morale is extremely low. Venting frustration by horrendously mistreating defenceless prisoners is a...
28th Jun 2022, 07:28
Replies: 64
Views: 14,007
Posted By lederhosen

I remember it’s nickname was the gripper due...

I remember it’s nickname was the gripper due presumably to the takeoff performance you are referring to blind pew. I mainly flew Boeings with such a surplus of performance that a full power takeoff...
26th May 2022, 21:27
Replies: 78
Views: 52,143
Posted By lederhosen

Generally you are right that cargo has done well...

Generally you are right that cargo has done well unless of course you work for a Russian aligned operation. The report says though that the captain had flown on average 8 hours a month over the last...
26th May 2022, 16:56
Replies: 78
Views: 52,143
Posted By lederhosen

This occurred at two in the morning on the first...

This occurred at two in the morning on the first night of a cargo rotation during the early stages of Covid when schedules were disrupted and people were flying less. The weather was not great at a...
25th May 2022, 05:16
Replies: 78
Views: 52,143
Posted By lederhosen

Ageing pilots is another factor. Whilst a number...

Ageing pilots is another factor. Whilst a number maintain their skills to the end of their career, it is an inconvenient truth to a lot of us older posters that this can also be a factor. I don’t...
22nd May 2022, 06:48
Replies: 78
Views: 52,143
Posted By lederhosen

Text book example of why you should go around...

Text book example of why you should go around when an approach becomes unstable. Interesting how many hours the co-pilot had; 19,000 with 5,000 on the 737. The captain had 15,000 with 9,000 on the...
5th May 2022, 13:03
Replies: 57
Views: 25,262
Posted By lederhosen

In any case he would already have the type rating...

In any case he would already have the type rating on his license before commencing line training. What he appears to have been missing was a final line check. It says somewhere that the FO joined in...
17th Apr 2022, 18:16
Replies: 28
Views: 3,473
Posted By lederhosen

A quick internet search suggest a speed range of...

A quick internet search suggest a speed range of 15 to 40 knots and that they were not deployed anywhere with enemy air cover. So their practical usage was very limited. Apparently only one freighter...
16th Apr 2022, 21:23
Replies: 28
Views: 3,473
Posted By lederhosen

Herod we can agree on the probably inevitable...

Herod we can agree on the probably inevitable outcome. But I disagree with a couple of your assumptions. Just like glider winching (or kites) the operation would only make sense launching into wind....
16th Apr 2022, 16:43
Replies: 28
Views: 3,473
Posted By lederhosen

Thanks for your confirmation of my thesis...

Thanks for your confirmation of my thesis Ninthace. Autogyros enjoyed a brief period of popularity in the thirties followed by over 50 years of oblivion punctuated by a few die hard enthusiasts. I...
16th Apr 2022, 12:15
Replies: 28
Views: 3,473
Posted By lederhosen

Picking up on Herod’s dismissal of the option of...

Picking up on Herod’s dismissal of the option of being able to land in case of separation from the sub, it should be noted that these were of course early gyrocopters and not helicopters. I am pretty...
16th Apr 2022, 06:44
Replies: 444
Views: 164,698
Posted By lederhosen

Given what has been happening to people who...

Given what has been happening to people who failed Putin it would be no surprise if the command staff chose to go down with the ship. The whole business continues to demonstrate Russian...
16th Apr 2022, 06:18
Replies: 28
Views: 3,473
Posted By lederhosen

There is one in the Deutsche Museum in Munich...

There is one in the Deutsche Museum in Munich with a description of the crash dive ditching procedure which included words to the effect that ‚the pilot would then drown in the usual fashion‘.
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22nd Mar 2022, 15:34
Replies: 570
Views: 981,954
Posted By lederhosen

As a long time 737 captain I would say that a 737...

As a long time 737 captain I would say that a 737 loss from at or near cruise altitude is quite an unusual event. But it does remind me of at least one Indonesian loss of control accident (Adam...
16th Mar 2022, 07:31
Replies: 12,116
Views: 11,210,406
Posted By lederhosen

There are are reports on Oryx that a fifth...

There are are reports on Oryx that a fifth Russian general has been killed, which if true is a terrible attrition rate in three weeks. The German army also had an incredible loss rate of generals...
14th Mar 2022, 15:25
Replies: 53
Views: 28,197
Posted By lederhosen

I am always happy to learn something new. But it...

I am always happy to learn something new. But it would be helpful to understand which bit I got wrong ATC Watcher. Denti who is usually pretty reliable has confirmed that there were taxation...
14th Mar 2022, 07:33
Replies: 53
Views: 28,197
Posted By lederhosen

Dannyboy39 my point was primarily about...

Dannyboy39 my point was primarily about registration. The original reasons for non registration in Russia included punitive taxes on imported foreign aircraft and leasing companies' concerns about...
13th Mar 2022, 18:18
Replies: 53
Views: 28,197
Posted By lederhosen

The next few days will show how the Russian...

The next few days will show how the Russian authorities respond. I would be surprised if they just stop flying. As I said earlier the legal arguments are yet to be heard. By the way can you explain...
13th Mar 2022, 17:20
Replies: 53
Views: 28,197
Posted By lederhosen

Reports that they have been deregistered too. I...

Reports that they have been deregistered too. I presume they will shortly be sporting Russian registrations with airworthiness certificates and insurance arranged in record time. The legal...
12th Mar 2022, 10:10
Replies: 11
Views: 9,129
Posted By lederhosen

Interesting update EcamSurprise and that does...

Interesting update EcamSurprise and that does sound like an alarming escalation.
12th Mar 2022, 08:23
Replies: 12,116
Views: 11,210,406
Posted By lederhosen

There has been a lot of speculation whether Putin...

There has been a lot of speculation whether Putin is thinking about using nuclear weapons. It is certainly true that we are a lot closer to the use of non conventional weapons then we were only a few...
10th Mar 2022, 11:52
Replies: 11
Views: 9,129
Posted By lederhosen

Given the fairly large navigation accuracy...

Given the fairly large navigation accuracy tolerances when in the cruise I have never known it to account for more than a warning message on the box. In approach it is obviously more of a pain...
10th Mar 2022, 11:33
Replies: 63
Views: 11,993
Posted By lederhosen

I think fairly obviously that is what we were...

I think fairly obviously that is what we were using. I agree with a previous post that more than incipient spin recognition training on light powered aircraft is overkill (excuse the pun). On the...
9th Mar 2022, 20:47
Replies: 63
Views: 11,993
Posted By lederhosen

Some years ago I did a gliding instructor course...

Some years ago I did a gliding instructor course here in Germany which involved a lot of spinning. It was interesting that with a rather large instructor trainer in the front that one of the two...
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