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It is not exactly the same, but the intention...

It is not exactly the same, but the intention seems to be here..
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Posted By Alex Whittingham

The 2 years mentioned is the period from 1 Jan...

The 2 years mentioned is the period from 1 Jan 2021 (when UK licences were first technically able to be issued) to 31 Dec 2022 at which time the UK CAA will no longer accept EASA certficates. This...
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Posted By Alex Whittingham

There's been a suggestion in the bazaars that the...

There's been a suggestion in the bazaars that the UK CAA may be about to drop or disregard this requirement. Might be worth getting chapter and verse from as high up in the licensing team as you can.
Forum: Tech Log
3rd Jan 2022, 09:54
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Posted By Alex Whittingham

Ewww those are long and tangled docouments. I...

Ewww those are long and tangled docouments. I suspect I too will be busy for some time. A first read gives a new value (new to me at least) for hydroplaning speed on p22 of the CS25 amendment as far...
Forum: Tech Log
29th Dec 2021, 22:48
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Posted By Alex Whittingham

fixed it for you: British Airways Flight...

fixed it for you:

British Airways Flight Operations Department Notice ...
There appears to be some confusion over the new pilot role titles. The following will hopefully clear up any...
29th Dec 2021, 22:41
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Posted By Alex Whittingham

I think that may be the problem. Continuing...

I think that may be the problem. Continuing dumbing down of professional standards, cost driven sim sessions merely ticking the regulatory boxes, pilots as SOP not even doing take-off briefs,...
Forum: Tech Log
23rd Dec 2021, 11:15
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Posted By Alex Whittingham

My suspicion comes from the Airbus "Getting to...

My suspicion comes from the Airbus "Getting to Grips..." publication. It notes (correctly) that an increase in V1/VR ratio moves the end of the TODR back and improves the obstacle limited TOM but for...
Forum: Tech Log
22nd Dec 2021, 17:54
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Posted By Alex Whittingham

Just to add a twist.. If on your first...

Just to add a twist.. If on your first calculation (probably at the most limiting TOM so far calculated) you do not achieve the 35ft clearance on the net flight path then you have to reduce TOM. This...
Forum: Tech Log
21st Dec 2021, 16:36
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Posted By Alex Whittingham

The relevance of the confusion about minimum...

The relevance of the confusion about minimum gradients is that the Climb (WAT) limited gradient is an air gradient and obstacle clearance gradients are related to the ground, ie influenced by wind....
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Posted By Alex Whittingham

Yes, Diamond are very good indeed. There are...

Yes, Diamond are very good indeed. There are several blogs out there from past students.
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Posted By Alex Whittingham

No. Except I have always wondered if you chose...

No.
Except I have always wondered if you chose a truly terrible ATO and managed to stagger through the licensing process despite them whether an airline recruiter would actually mark you down for...
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Posted By Alex Whittingham

Consistently good.

Consistently good.
2nd Dec 2021, 22:23
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Posted By Alex Whittingham

The Pakistanis are not going to like the failure...

The Pakistanis are not going to like the failure rate at PPL and the lack of amendments to the CQB the CAA nicked off EASA at the ATPL level. And where on earth did the CAA get FOO exams from?
10th Nov 2021, 20:49
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Posted By Alex Whittingham

Ah this is competency based training, or close to...

Ah this is competency based training, or close to it. It has been tried several times in the last ten to fifteen years and often fails because the old crusty flight instructors (a) don't get it in...
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Posted By Alex Whittingham

Well you couldn't have tried harder to eff it up...

Well you couldn't have tried harder to eff it up if it had been deliberate - that's true. My favourite was L3 enabling all their competitors by paying them to do the IR training L3 couldn't cope...
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Posted By Alex Whittingham

For the flight training you appear to be no...

For the flight training you appear to be no longer restricted to UK-based dual certified ATOs. The UK CAA appear to have dumped the application of both the 'usual place of business' rule and the 'you...
7th Nov 2021, 21:05
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Posted By Alex Whittingham

+1 for Al Newton

+1 for Al Newton
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Posted By Alex Whittingham

You should be able to do the same with modular....

You should be able to do the same with modular. As far as groundschool goes many/most of our current students are doing both sets of exams. For the flight training you appear to be no longer...
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Posted By Alex Whittingham

One of the features of integrated schools is that...

One of the features of integrated schools is that they ask for all the money nearly all up front, by which I mean you have often paid 3/4 of it before you have even seen an aeroplane. As you have...
31st Oct 2021, 19:18
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Views: 3,858
Posted By Alex Whittingham

I don't think the modular route was ever frowned...

I don't think the modular route was ever frowned on by employers - too many of their senior pilots were modular students. What happened was that CAE and CTC spent a lot of money TELLING PEOPLE that...
Forum: Tech Log
27th Oct 2021, 18:49
Replies: 12
Views: 2,593
Posted By Alex Whittingham

There is a paper by Artur Bensel from Hamburg...

There is a paper by Artur Bensel from Hamburg University at this site (https://www.fzt.haw-hamburg.de/pers/Scholz/arbeiten/TextBensel.pdf) which disputes the old academic derivation of best range...
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Posted By Alex Whittingham

L3 closing Bournemouth?

Hearing rumours of a staff meeting announcing this, and flight training to move to Cranfield and Portugal, anyone confirm?
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Posted By Alex Whittingham

You have no responses, mirkoni, so I'll chip in....

You have no responses, mirkoni, so I'll chip in. I have changed my point of view on this. Having now received quite a bit of feedback on the new syllabus exams I think they actually are fit for...
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Posted By Alex Whittingham

Is that still true, Paco? I was looking for the...

Is that still true, Paco? I was looking for the reg the other day and couldn't find it
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Posted By Alex Whittingham

Very few UK ATOs gained EASA approval before exit...

Very few UK ATOs gained EASA approval before exit day, I'm afraid. At the moment the licence conversion UK to EASA involves pretty much the whole licensing process except the hours. ie pass all the...
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Posted By Alex Whittingham

In that case your old CAA-issued EASA licence has...

In that case your old CAA-issued EASA licence has become a UK licence as you suspected. it is no longer valid for EASA registered aircraft. There is a transition period to Dec 2022 where the CAA will...
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Posted By Alex Whittingham

Which State has your paperwork? In other words,...

Which State has your paperwork? In other words, if you were to add a rating, to whom would you send it?
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Posted By Alex Whittingham

NetJets too...

NetJets too (https://kuraairlineresourcing.co.uk/) , admittedly they want 1500 hours for an FO & an EASA licence. Good job to have, though, I have several friends who have been there years.
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Posted By Alex Whittingham

Flybe rebjorn first officer recruiting...

Flybe rebjorn first officer recruiting...
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Views: 1,744
Posted By Alex Whittingham

You should never be worried about telling the...

You should never be worried about telling the truth. A reality is that it is very rare for any flight school to get absolutely no negative feedback. Aeroplanes break, instructors become unavailable...
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Views: 9,725
Posted By Alex Whittingham

Look in the States, though. They are so short...

Look in the States, though. They are so short they are trying to recruit Aussies on E3 visas. It's weird. $50K to $90K pa
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Posted By Alex Whittingham

Integrated schools will 'accept' you if you can...

Integrated schools will 'accept' you if you can walk and talk and have a fat wallet, I'm afraid. Be smarter than that, there are better ways.
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Posted By Alex Whittingham

Bojack they use BGS material (and I'm heartened...

Bojack they use BGS material (and I'm heartened to see the positive reviews above of their groundschool, they are very thorough), I don't think they provide distance learning online but a number of...
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Posted By Alex Whittingham

The school is generally well recommended by BGS...

The school is generally well recommended by BGS and Wings Alliance students who have been there. No negative feedback, which is a rare thing for flight schools.
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Posted By Alex Whittingham

after 7 years, I thought, and retake the exams

after 7 years, I thought, and retake the exams
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