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Forum: Rotorheads
11th Aug 2022, 15:38
Replies: 27
Views: 1,979
Posted By paco

If it helps... The combination of inflow...

If it helps...

The combination of inflow roll and flapback makes the disk move up or down at a point just left of the nose, but they have their greatest individual effects at different speeds....
Forum: Jet Blast
7th Aug 2022, 08:59
Replies: 19
Views: 3,539
Posted By paco

A part of my youth has gone - wasn't it...

A part of my youth has gone - wasn't it everybody's duty to fall in love with Judith Durham? :) Her voice in harmony singing had an etheral feel to it, just as pleasant as her normal singing voice....
Replies: 10
Views: 650
Posted By paco

Yeah, you got it - that's what I meant...

Yeah, you got it - that's what I meant...
Replies: 10
Views: 650
Posted By paco

I'm a great believer in doing paperwork if...

I'm a great believer in doing paperwork if there's not much extra effort involved. Having done what seems to be most of it, do the proper exams - by which I mean through a school rather than singly...
Forum: Rotorheads
31st Jul 2022, 14:41
Replies: 170
Views: 47,588
Posted By paco

Political correctness, call it what you will.

Political correctness, call it what you will.
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Jul 2022, 12:59
Replies: 170
Views: 47,588
Posted By paco

I rely on pprune to be the last bastion against...

I rely on pprune to be the last bastion against woke behaviour
Replies: 6
Views: 1,299
Posted By paco

Exactly - there should be a phrase in it that...

Exactly - there should be a phrase in it that says all operating staff should be aware of its contents.
Replies: 12
Views: 1,695
Posted By paco

You are talking about the wing as a whole, not...

You are talking about the wing as a whole, not just the aileron. Although they are symmetrical, the wing itself isn't when they are deflected either way.
Replies: 12
Views: 1,695
Posted By paco

The chord line goes from the leading edge to the...

The chord line goes from the leading edge to the trailing edge so if the aileron goes down, so does the chord line against the relative airflow. The bit of the chord line at the leading edge stays...
Replies: 12
Views: 1,695
Posted By paco

I think if you invested in a good PPL book you...

I think if you invested in a good PPL book you would get the answers you seem to need.

You have answered Q1 yourself - wings are curved at the top to get more of a lift reaction, but they won't do...
Replies: 9
Views: 585
Posted By paco

I guess a lot depends on whose notes they use

I guess a lot depends on whose notes they use
Replies: 9
Views: 585
Posted By paco

That's not the cheapest :)

That's not the cheapest :)
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Jun 2022, 08:31
Replies: 42
Views: 9,022
Posted By paco

Bonding has been illegal in Canada since the 60s....

Bonding has been illegal in Canada since the 60s. Something to do with slavery :) The immigration website will have a list of desirable occupations. Some employers (actually customers) require...
Replies: 127
Views: 27,188
Posted By paco

More than one pilot with that amount of money to...

More than one pilot with that amount of money to spend has started their own aviation company.
Replies: 127
Views: 27,188
Posted By paco

"If you really, really want to fly then it is not...

"If you really, really want to fly then it is not about the money, the career, or even the divorce."

That's the point, though isn't it? I have always treated it as a business (i.e. not working for...
Replies: 127
Views: 27,188
Posted By paco

Chris - initiation period? Yeah, try being a...

Chris - initiation period? Yeah, try being a junior lawyer. But I was talking about regular work as someone with several thousand hours. The remedy was to get evryone into a 212 and beetle off to the...
Replies: 127
Views: 27,188
Posted By paco

Chris - for many, the flying is the icing on the...

Chris - for many, the flying is the icing on the cake for the nonsense you have to put up with. I love flying helicopters, especially on a clear day in Canada when the trees are changing colour, but...
Replies: 127
Views: 27,188
Posted By paco

With reference to Plan B - we advise our students...

With reference to Plan B - we advise our students not to bother with degrees but do something that can be picked up and dropped with the cyclic nature of aviation. Being an electrician is a lot less...
Replies: 127
Views: 27,188
Posted By paco

I would endorse what Genghis said - if you want...

I would endorse what Genghis said - if you want to join the miltary do it because you want to do that, not to get hours. They have ways of making you fly desks instead.

Joining a flying club or...
Replies: 16
Views: 1,774
Posted By paco

Just for clarification - to convert the CBIR to a...

Just for clarification - to convert the CBIR to a full IR you need a high performance aeroplane course, as it's intended for light aircraft, a fact that seems to have been missed by the twits who...
Replies: 16
Views: 1,774
Posted By paco

It's about making the hours work twice - for...

It's about making the hours work twice - for example, if you did the IR on your PPL, they would also count for your total hours.
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Apr 2022, 11:11
Replies: 40
Views: 9,715
Posted By paco

And fire, dangerous, goods, CRM......

And fire, dangerous, goods, CRM......
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Apr 2022, 08:36
Replies: 25
Views: 2,339
Posted By paco

Some considerations: Incorrect loading can...

Some considerations:

Incorrect loading can also affect performance. The effects on power and range are mostly due to the angle of the fuselage, with some contribution from horizontal stabiliser...
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Mar 2022, 14:18
Replies: 36
Views: 4,256
Posted By paco

We had the Collins - be careful of the last...

We had the Collins - be careful of the last letter in the serial number - apparently it determines whether it was fitted at the factory or as an aftermarket option. Caused a few weeks' delay with the...
Replies: 4
Views: 599
Posted By paco

The Middle east will take any licence for...

The Middle east will take any licence for conversion. They took my UK ATP with a Canadian IR. If you don't need EASA, don't do it.
Replies: 6
Views: 1,061
Posted By paco

Euro Flight Training?

Euro Flight Training?
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Mar 2022, 18:18
Replies: 37
Views: 5,335
Posted By paco

Using a 12 Pro Max, does everything I need, no...

Using a 12 Pro Max, does everything I need, no reason to get a 13. Mind you I will shortly be getting an android with a real (Psion 5) keyboard.
Replies: 3
Views: 450
Posted By paco

There used to be a club at Ras Al Khaimah up...

There used to be a club at Ras Al Khaimah up along the coast.

Phil
Replies: 1
Views: 351
Posted By paco

The Middle East will take just about any licence...

The Middle East will take just about any licence (I combined my UK ATP with my Canadian IR), but I believe Saudi is more used to the FAA.
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Mar 2022, 06:51
Replies: 36
Views: 4,256
Posted By paco

I would always choose Bell over anything French...

I would always choose Bell over anything French for customer support, and the Gazelle would not be my first choice for commercial viability. Having flown both types on instruments, one being an IFR...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Mar 2022, 06:29
Replies: 14
Views: 2,051
Posted By paco

There speaks the voice of experience! :) I would...

There speaks the voice of experience! :) I would add that the official rotor blade covers are a royal pain to remove if they get frozen on to the blades - they are too long to get your arm up inside...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Mar 2022, 06:20
Replies: 8
Views: 3,277
Posted By paco

11 on the 212 if it helps

11 on the 212 if it helps
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Feb 2022, 12:54
Replies: 83
Views: 20,234
Posted By paco

Somebody above said: "he (Reagan) was not really...

Somebody above said: "he (Reagan) was not really running the country....

Neither does any POTUS - Clinton was apparently very firmly told, when he tried to write his own speeches, that he was to...
Replies: 4
Views: 782
Posted By paco

To start a modular course you need an ICAO PPL so...

To start a modular course you need an ICAO PPL so you could go to the States. You could also look at Canada - Harv's Air in Manitoba would be a good start.
Forum: Jet Blast
31st Jan 2022, 18:08
Replies: 115
Views: 12,060
Posted By paco

Interesting discussion - have always had an 11c,...

Interesting discussion - have always had an 11c, on which you can do C of G calculations with the statistical function. Canon 550D was a cracker, especially with the 40mm lens, but now use the baby...
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