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12th Oct 2019, 08:42
Replies: 20
Views: 1,955
Posted By Capt Pit Bull

Tp or jet?

Tp or jet?
5th Oct 2019, 05:32
Replies: 2
Views: 712
Posted By Capt Pit Bull

Drop me a pm if you like.

Drop me a pm if you like.
Replies: 15
Views: 1,622
Posted By Capt Pit Bull

No it won’t. Quality of instruction varies...

No it won’t.

Quality of instruction varies enormously.
Forum: Tech Log
21st Aug 2019, 17:26
Replies: 3
Views: 1,833
Posted By Capt Pit Bull

You may want to steer clear. Principles of flight...

You may want to steer clear. Principles of flight involves a fair bit of hand waving and approximations of basic physics. Often the students don’t have their basic physics understood anyway.
...
Replies: 11
Views: 4,290
Posted By Capt Pit Bull

I would answer the quation with a question: ...

I would answer the quation with a question:

“Did the captain specify any energy gates in his arrival brief?”

and then proceed depending on the answer.
Replies: 90
Views: 22,823
Posted By Capt Pit Bull

So much bullshit on this thread. The simple fact...

So much bullshit on this thread. The simple fact is APSMCC graduates are far better prepared for assessments and type rating. While Ryanair might have had a guiding hand in the regulation, many of...
23rd Jun 2019, 16:00
Replies: 80
Views: 49,230
Posted By Capt Pit Bull

You can't figure this out? In case the...

You can't figure this out?

In case the initial report of a disruptive passenger turns out to be a terrorist attempt at a suicide hijacking 9-11 style.
26th Apr 2019, 19:47
Replies: 52
Views: 16,567
Posted By Capt Pit Bull

Never mind 2059. we have already reached that...

Never mind 2059. we have already reached that point.

https://nationalpost.com/news/canada/the-canadian-forces-jobs-where-only-women-need-apply
Forum: Tech Log
10th Apr 2019, 14:11
Replies: 16
Views: 3,097
Posted By Capt Pit Bull

Having flown 2 x stick pusher equipped aeroplanes...

Having flown 2 x stick pusher equipped aeroplanes (ATR and Avro RJ) the pushers could be over ridden with moderate strength. And also could be easily disabled. And had comprehensive fault detection...
11th Mar 2019, 21:54
Replies: 5,127
Views: 10,281,774
Posted By Capt Pit Bull

Well, I did. And he is wrong, that is...

Well, I did.



And he is wrong, that is why I responded....



What is your point exactly?
11th Mar 2019, 18:07
Replies: 5,127
Views: 10,281,774
Posted By Capt Pit Bull

At low aiarspeed you descend and accelerate. At...

At low aiarspeed you descend and accelerate. At high airspeed you climb and decelerate.
Forum: Tech Log
4th Feb 2019, 06:08
Replies: 3
Views: 1,983
Posted By Capt Pit Bull

Which sim manufacturer?

Which sim manufacturer?
Replies: 19
Views: 2,872
Posted By Capt Pit Bull

Where do you come up with this stuff? To be...

Where do you come up with this stuff?

To be fair, right now it is probably less important than at other times in the cycle but many potential employers use groundschool results as an initial bar...
Forum: Tech Log
13th Sep 2018, 17:51
Replies: 9
Views: 2,611
Posted By Capt Pit Bull

As a matter of interest have you actually tried...

As a matter of interest have you actually tried this?

I've encountered a lot of people who make this claim, but when asked, offer "I tried it in the sim" as evidence.

Given that a 737 auto land...
4th Sep 2018, 20:48
Replies: 6
Views: 1,159
Posted By Capt Pit Bull

Several ex students have gone via On Track and...

Several ex students have gone via On Track and speak highly of it.
Forum: Tech Log
3rd Sep 2018, 16:15
25th Aug 2018, 12:11
Replies: 40
Views: 5,502
Posted By Capt Pit Bull

A big factor no one else has mentioned (I think)...

A big factor no one else has mentioned (I think) is do you want to get into training?

Might be far quicker on the ATR and then you are well set.
22nd Aug 2018, 22:28
Replies: 18
Views: 2,681
Posted By Capt Pit Bull

Yes, but you're not sieving candidates in an HR...

Yes, but you're not sieving candidates in an HR department....

At interview it's the sort of thing that might get picked on, so a well crafted response demonstrating the character building aspects...
22nd Aug 2018, 00:33
Replies: 27
Views: 12,094
Posted By Capt Pit Bull

I would say generally go Jet, BUT...... If...

I would say generally go Jet, BUT......

If the ATR airline is expanding (or just has high through put) you might be able to get into training fairly rapidly. A TRI is excellent for job security...
21st Aug 2018, 09:02
Replies: 18
Views: 2,681
Posted By Capt Pit Bull

You don't need A levels to fly aeroplanes. ...

You don't need A levels to fly aeroplanes.

But that said, I STRONGLY recommend that you do not use clearing to get onto a course unless you have solid grades in the relevant subjects (if it is a...
17th Aug 2018, 15:29
Replies: 734
Views: 429,027
Posted By Capt Pit Bull

Problem is... surely ANY single thing that could...

Problem is... surely ANY single thing that could be negotiated could be viewed as a "cherry". Thus the EU are making it pretty clear that their intent is hard exit or no exit.
Replies: 29
Views: 2,111
Posted By Capt Pit Bull

For those experienced pilot / instructors...

For those experienced pilot / instructors commenting on this thread, I'd advise you to save your breath.

The current crop of students have in most cases been utterly poisoned by the useless way...
Forum: Tech Log
6th Aug 2018, 21:13
Replies: 330
Views: 24,279
Posted By Capt Pit Bull

NO. It really isn't. It might look like it, but...

NO. It really isn't. It might look like it, but if you just choose to invert the sign of something on a whim, expect difficulties if you apply that thought process to a navigation or reference system.
Forum: Tech Log
6th Aug 2018, 19:46
Replies: 330
Views: 24,279
Posted By Capt Pit Bull

Well, AOA will be cracking on for 180 degrees....

Well, AOA will be cracking on for 180 degrees. That might have a small part to play.....

+ve airspeed and Alpha(plus Beta for 3d) gives us a system that covers all the bases for where the air is...
Forum: Tech Log
6th Aug 2018, 19:40
Replies: 330
Views: 24,279
Posted By Capt Pit Bull

This, and everything else resting upon it, is...

This, and everything else resting upon it, is total bollocks.

Groundspeed is a Scalar. An objects ground vector is comprised of its ground speed and its track.

When an aircraft is heading...
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