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Forum: Questions
4th Apr 2017, 10:10
Replies: 29
Views: 4,310
Posted By BleedingAir

To the OP, I withdraw my previous comment about...

To the OP, I withdraw my previous comment about the transition level not changing in Aus. It does with QNH, my bad, you're correct. Been a while since I studied the Aus regs.
Forum: Questions
4th Apr 2017, 09:56
Replies: 29
Views: 4,310
Posted By BleedingAir

From the NZ AIP: 2.2.2 The pilot of an...

From the NZ AIP:

2.2.2 The pilot of an aircraft must:
(a) when climbing above 13,000 ft, set the altimeter to 1013.2 hPa;
and
(b) when descending through FL150, set the altimeter to the...
Forum: Questions
4th Apr 2017, 09:02
Replies: 29
Views: 4,310
Posted By BleedingAir

I suppose it's what we've "grown up" with...

I suppose it's what we've "grown up" with professionally, I know we're regarded as a bit different here down south. Multiple turboprop operators and 2 x 737 operators in this part of the world, all...
Forum: Questions
4th Apr 2017, 08:37
Replies: 29
Views: 4,310
Posted By BleedingAir

Interesting responses, I had no idea setting QNH...

Interesting responses, I had no idea setting QNH immediately when cleared below the TL was so common.

Around here (Aus/NZ/Pacific), it's standard to set QNH passing the transition level, no...
Forum: Tech Log
3rd Apr 2017, 10:39
Replies: 35
Views: 7,357
Posted By BleedingAir

Boeing is pretty clear on this, at least in our...

Boeing is pretty clear on this, at least in our manuals. Vapp should be set up to but not exceeding Vref+20, dependant on conditions. For a flap 30 approach this may well bring you within 10 knots of...
Forum: Questions
19th Mar 2017, 00:01
Replies: 24
Views: 6,164
Posted By BleedingAir

I agree with the above. One of the first bits of...

I agree with the above. One of the first bits of advice I got as a new FO on type was to stop attempting to correct every perceived attitude or flight path change with sharp control input.

I...
Forum: Questions
14th Mar 2017, 23:57
Replies: 21
Views: 2,878
Posted By BleedingAir

For a start it's an unrealistic scenario, as a...

For a start it's an unrealistic scenario, as a lightly loaded aircraft on a long, dry runway is not going to have a 15 knot split between V1 and Vr (assuming your 135 kt catastrophic engine failure...
Forum: Tech Log
1st Mar 2017, 06:46
Replies: 20
Views: 4,603
Posted By BleedingAir

The key term here is "full extend", the 737 slats...

The key term here is "full extend", the 737 slats have two deployed positions, extend and full extend (confusing, yes). The autoslat system will drive them to full extend from extend, not from the...
31st Dec 2016, 19:34
Replies: 87
Views: 60,946
Posted By BleedingAir

Please tell me this is a subtle joke.

Please tell me this is a subtle joke.
Forum: Tech Log
10th Nov 2016, 19:55
Replies: 8
Views: 2,464
Posted By BleedingAir

Our loadsheets cover all flap settings. There's a...

Our loadsheets cover all flap settings. There's a trim setting for 26K Flap 1-5, then another from 10-25 (from memory there's only two divisions), and then the same for 24K. This is then compared to...
Forum: Tech Log
31st Oct 2016, 22:56
Replies: 19
Views: 3,277
Posted By BleedingAir

Hmmm... well I don't have a specific reference...

Hmmm... well I don't have a specific reference for you, but I am looking at a company tech bulletin on high altitude speed management which states selection of CON as the N1 limit during the cruise...
Forum: Tech Log
31st Oct 2016, 00:53
Replies: 17
Views: 4,135
Posted By BleedingAir

On the 73 we'll frequently see N1 around the...

On the 73 we'll frequently see N1 around the 1.5-2% mark with a decent wind on start, which is in the vicinity of 70-100 RPM on the fan.
Forum: Tech Log
30th Oct 2016, 08:04
Replies: 3
Views: 1,635
Posted By BleedingAir

N1 is reduced with the user of a higher assumed...

N1 is reduced with the user of a higher assumed temp (737). It's not uncommon to see takeoff N1 as low as 88% or so.
Forum: Tech Log
29th Oct 2016, 08:36
Replies: 20
Views: 5,545
Posted By BleedingAir

It doesn't consider g-load. The red bricks will...

It doesn't consider g-load. The red bricks will fluctuate with an increase in wing load but the amber bar won't.
28th Oct 2016, 10:57
Replies: 33
Views: 22,347
Posted By BleedingAir

I've also noticed a sharp increase in muppets...

I've also noticed a sharp increase in muppets deliberately winding people up on 121.5. I seriously worry if they're pilots.
Forum: Tech Log
27th Oct 2016, 00:32
Replies: 20
Views: 5,545
Posted By BleedingAir

Flaps up maneuver speed in the 737 is Vref40+70....

Flaps up maneuver speed in the 737 is Vref40+70. Above FL250 Boeing recommends using Vref40+100 as an approximate min/holding speed to provide adequate margin to buffet.

Not sure if this is what...
25th Oct 2016, 09:01
Replies: 15
Views: 3,355
Posted By BleedingAir

Yes. And I've seen young pilots in Aus tick over...

Yes. And I've seen young pilots in Aus tick over 500 ME command with 300 instrument hours in the book. Not only do they not realise that it's nearly impossible to properly log that much, but it looks...
24th Oct 2016, 22:32
Replies: 15
Views: 3,355
Posted By BleedingAir

First thing, you're talking about instrument...

First thing, you're talking about instrument flight time, not "IFR time". I don't know how the NZ regs spell it out, but the Aus regs define instrument time as time spent flying with *sole* reference...
18th Oct 2016, 06:44
Replies: 161
Views: 85,979
Posted By BleedingAir

Ok, fair enough. My point is my sweating...

Ok, fair enough. My point is my sweating threshold appears to be a lot lower than most, and if that's the temp they're maintaining in airports, then I wish they'd turn it down a few degrees... a few...
18th Oct 2016, 02:22
Replies: 161
Views: 85,979
Posted By BleedingAir

Sorry, but I'm with dragon man on this one. A...

Sorry, but I'm with dragon man on this one. A walk across the carpark in a short sleeved white shirt on a sunny 16 degree day and I'm sweating.

Same applies for ever airport terminal I've been in,...
17th Oct 2016, 11:34
Replies: 161
Views: 85,979
Posted By BleedingAir

I know a few guys are wondering which of the...

I know a few guys are wondering which of the lunatics decided that 27 degrees was cool enough to comfortably wear a jacket for the average person. Going to be a fair bit of backlash, goes beyond...
30th Sep 2016, 02:30
Replies: 47
Views: 5,617
Posted By BleedingAir

GPS is obviously the way of the present and...

GPS is obviously the way of the present and future and I agree it should be taught at base CPL level - show me one charter aeroplane up north (IFR or otherwise) that's navigating using anything but...
28th Sep 2016, 03:15
Replies: 15
Views: 4,681
Posted By BleedingAir

+1 on getting the subjects done. With your total...

+1 on getting the subjects done. With your total time, you'll get a twin job, knock over your 500 command in a year and then suddenly realise you're going to miss the regional recruitment wave...
26th Sep 2016, 14:26
Replies: 34
Views: 6,738
Posted By BleedingAir

Not quite sure where to start with this statement.

Not quite sure where to start with this statement.
23rd Sep 2016, 00:24
Replies: 662
Views: 542,220
Posted By BleedingAir

Umop, In any HR interview, you do want to...

Umop,

In any HR interview, you do want to know as much about the questions as possible, and if you have no specific info, prepare for as close to anything as you can. Good interview prep involves...
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