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31st Dec 2015, 07:28
Replies: 1,479
Views: 456,485
Posted By Oktas8

Expressions of interest: If they like you,...

Expressions of interest:

If they like you, they will at some point in the not-too-distant future offer you a job.

However, if they don't like any of you who "express interest", no-one will be...
Forum: Tech Log
15th Dec 2015, 11:45
Replies: 21
Views: 4,480
Posted By Oktas8

GPS satellites do not transmit their position....

GPS satellites do not transmit their position. They transmit a mathematical equation that, when time is input as an independent variable, can be solved to resolve position. This is the almanac.

In...
11th Oct 2015, 08:46
Replies: 20
Views: 8,194
Posted By Oktas8

This is not about FAA Part 135. It's about...

This is not about FAA Part 135. It's about removing the distinction between RPT & Charter in favour of the catch-all "Air Transport Operations".

Part 135, for the countries that use it, deals with...
Forum: Tech Log
21st Aug 2015, 13:59
Replies: 13
Views: 3,055
Posted By Oktas8

I presume the holding pattern is part of the...

I presume the holding pattern is part of the approach procedure.

If so, when inbound in the hold, descend on the GS to cross the IAF on slope.
1st Aug 2015, 23:37
Replies: 225
Views: 89,986
Posted By Oktas8

The problem with the B-scale contract now in...

The problem with the B-scale contract now in force at Sunstate is that it applies both to 1000 hour wannabees, and to the relatively few multi-thousand hour pilots with families who just want to...
28th Jul 2015, 01:02
Replies: 25
Views: 7,777
Posted By Oktas8

Underwing icing

The new generation Diamond DA42, of flying school use, can be equipped for FIKI with "wet wing" porous leading edges and glycol flung onto propeller leading edges.

It is quite a shock when the...
27th Jul 2015, 02:17
Replies: 225
Views: 89,986
Posted By Oktas8

They are no worse off compared to a current FO at...

They are no worse off compared to a current FO at 2013 EBA rates.

They are worse off compared to a current FO, wages increased by 3% with retention rolled into base salary.

They are worse off...
17th Jul 2015, 23:27
Replies: 225
Views: 89,986
Posted By Oktas8

I'm sure it is a fair deal for you. It's a...

I'm sure it is a fair deal for you.

It's a shame about those who come after you though.
14th Jun 2015, 09:22
Replies: 225
Views: 89,986
Posted By Oktas8

From the (rejected) Eastern EBA proposal I've...

From the (rejected) Eastern EBA proposal I've seen, every pilot would see a pay rise. New Q400 FOs would see the smallest pay rise.

This is not a B scale in my understanding of the word. Be that...
9th Jun 2015, 03:06
Replies: 225
Views: 89,986
Posted By Oktas8

Many new trainees won't have an ATPL. It seems...

Many new trainees won't have an ATPL. It seems unlikely that Q will offer a free ATPL flight test to anyone except as part of a command upgrade. At this stage many long-haul jobs specify ATPL as a...
7th Jun 2015, 08:23
Replies: 32
Views: 7,720
Posted By Oktas8

It used to be that an airline required pilots to...

It used to be that an airline required pilots to have excellent airmanship & judgement, gained firstly from good training & secondly from experience flying for Mick's Air Services in the outback.
...
22nd May 2015, 06:45
Replies: 17
Views: 3,059
Posted By Oktas8

Why? A 1g manoeuvre with substantial yaw... I'm...

Why? A 1g manoeuvre with substantial yaw... I'm not seeing a reason for fuel starvation.
22nd May 2015, 06:03
Replies: 225
Views: 89,986
Posted By Oktas8

I think you may be a little out of touch Captain....

I think you may be a little out of touch Captain. I took a pay cut coming from a flying school, never mind a turbine job! But my eyes were open, so I don't complain.

I am glad though that not many...
18th May 2015, 00:41
Replies: 225
Views: 89,986
Posted By Oktas8

If I have to take a pay cut in order to get an...

If I have to take a pay cut in order to get an overall-better EBA over the line, so be it.
- But I hope my principles are strong enough never to ask someone else (already much lower paid) to take a...
16th May 2015, 05:25
Replies: 225
Views: 89,986
Posted By Oktas8

Who would have thought that some senior Sunstate...

Who would have thought that some senior Sunstate captains (the negotiating team) would agree to a B-scale contract for new hires? I'm surprised & disappointed. Hopefully my colleagues and friends in...
12th May 2015, 01:25
Replies: 13
Views: 5,885
Posted By Oktas8

All airline pilots are corrupt in that sense. ...

All airline pilots are corrupt in that sense.

Personally I try to be less corrupt: 0.1IF so I can log the approach that I really did fly on instruments, although it was VMC.

But still corrupt....
11th May 2015, 06:43
Replies: 13
Views: 5,885
Posted By Oktas8

Craka, you'd better tell the CAA that their...

Craka, you'd better tell the CAA that their definition of instrument flight time in Part 61 is incorrect. I'm sure they'd love to know. :ok:

I just copied & pasted. Don't shoot the messenger...
...
11th May 2015, 00:31
Replies: 102
Views: 18,200
Posted By Oktas8

When flight instructing / examining in GA, flying...

When flight instructing / examining in GA, flying lots of different aircraft and several different clubs, each with their own checklists...

Before rolling, I used to ensure the student/candidate...
11th May 2015, 00:19
Replies: 13
Views: 5,885
Posted By Oktas8

It has nothing to do with navigating. It has to...

It has nothing to do with navigating. It has to do with keeping the shiny side up and the wheel side down. This relates to your use of the horizon: the natural one or the artificial one.

To log...
29th Apr 2015, 12:48
Replies: 44
Views: 8,010
Posted By Oktas8

I dont know which side of 45 is better, but I'm...

I dont know which side of 45 is better, but I'm about on the dividing line anyhow.

I thank captains - and others - for many things, including offering me the benefit of their experience. Courtesy,...
27th Apr 2015, 11:29
Replies: 44
Views: 8,010
Posted By Oktas8

If the FA brings me a coffee, he or she is doing...

If the FA brings me a coffee, he or she is doing extra work for my comfort. I am grateful.

If the Captain shares leg-for-leg with me, we are exchanging PM & PF roles at the stated expectation of...
18th Apr 2015, 00:20
Replies: 233
Views: 65,131
Posted By Oktas8

Ask CASA. I suspect the answer will be No! - but...

Ask CASA. I suspect the answer will be No! - but it's always good to ask, and they are quite happy to talk about problems.
12th Apr 2015, 10:04
Replies: 102
Views: 18,200
Posted By Oktas8

Nice one Aussie Bob. A good reminder of the...

Nice one Aussie Bob. A good reminder of the humility required to be a good pilot.

Oktas "I've never forgotten - or have I?" 8
10th Apr 2015, 10:26
Replies: 102
Views: 18,200
Posted By Oktas8

The FO unintentionally made a good point though....

The FO unintentionally made a good point though. The check should be done immediately before take-off like all of you are saying - therefore it's pointless doing it earlier. No need to do the same...
9th Apr 2015, 11:25
Replies: 23
Views: 16,806
Posted By Oktas8

Capt On Heat - I take your point about being...

Capt On Heat - I take your point about being required to log sim time, and you are of course correct. I try to care, I really do. One should care about these things. So far, my "care" engine just...
7th Apr 2015, 22:25
Replies: 23
Views: 16,806
Posted By Oktas8

I agree with Centaurus. You can count simulator...

I agree with Centaurus. You can count simulator time as Total Aeronautical Experience, but IMO you shouldn't.

(That is, CASA should not have made the change. Of course individuals are free to use...
26th Mar 2015, 09:13
Replies: 9
Views: 4,847
Posted By Oktas8

With ground schools, one gets what one pays for....

With ground schools, one gets what one pays for. There are very good schools in both the UK & Australia, and there are also do-it-on-the-cheap options.

In terms of knowledge base, good textbooks...
25th Mar 2015, 11:26
Replies: 21
Views: 4,902
Posted By Oktas8

Fence hopper - their T's & C's are on the booking...

Fence hopper - their T's & C's are on the booking website. If you don't like it, don't book with them. Simples.

With legacy carriers, you pay for safe + convenient travel.

With loco carriers,...
18th Mar 2015, 05:18
Replies: 19
Views: 8,373
Posted By Oktas8

Getting back to the OP's departure related...

Getting back to the OP's departure related question, this UK procedure quoted is a very useful technique that avoids the whole problem of avoiding joining traffic. The "SHP" can even be two miles...
16th Mar 2015, 09:23
Replies: 42
Views: 7,782
Posted By Oktas8

I rang the MBF office, but the staff who could...

I rang the MBF office, but the staff who could talk to me about these changes were unavailable. The pleasant lady took my details and said they'd return my call next working day.

They didn't.

I...
6th Mar 2015, 01:32
Replies: 42
Views: 7,782
Posted By Oktas8

The old rule (below) seems to say something...

The old rule (below) seems to say something similar. That being the case, I see this rule change as a tidying up of the legalese rather than a new direction for the Fund.

However, I shall be...
1st Mar 2015, 09:32
Replies: 13
Views: 3,026
Posted By Oktas8

I understand why 02/20 isn't used. Don't agree,...

I understand why 02/20 isn't used. Don't agree, but understand.

But why not use 01/19 for runway bearings between 011 & 020?
30th Jan 2015, 20:23
Replies: 46
Views: 9,502
Posted By Oktas8

No, I don't think so. The old law has ceased to...

No, I don't think so. The old law has ceased to exist, and only Part 61 exists now. Flight reviews done under the old system are still valid for two years, as specified in Part 61. But you didn't do...
30th Jan 2015, 08:32
Replies: 82
Views: 13,224
Posted By Oktas8

That's a fair comment where the captain knows...

That's a fair comment where the captain knows that the other pilot is incompetent in this subject area, or where the the captain can see there is something obviously wrong.

Otherwise, to be quite...
29th Jan 2015, 09:30
Replies: 82
Views: 13,224
Posted By Oktas8

There's some missing of the point here. If I...

There's some missing of the point here.

If I see someone actually doing something dangerous, of course I would speak up. I hope we all would. Examples include Fuel-off's "seeing the preceding...
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