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20th May 2022, 05:39
Replies: 24
Views: 5,983
Posted By double_barrel

During COVID I spent a lot of time flying around...

During COVID I spent a lot of time flying around the coast of Kenya, mostly following the coastline with a beautiful beach below me. And miles of horrible broken scrub inshore of the beach. So I...
13th May 2022, 04:52
Replies: 81
Views: 37,836
Posted By double_barrel

It has to be said the the Caravan is a very...

It has to be said the the Caravan is a very 'steady' aircraft to fly. In terms of pure handling, probably easier to control than a C172; although of course a vastly more complex aircraft to fully...
12th May 2022, 04:19
Replies: 81
Views: 37,836
Posted By double_barrel

I was initially very skeptical about this. But I...

I was initially very skeptical about this. But I believe that heís not a pilot: he says 10-4 at several points, he never reads back an instruction and he called a squawk code a frequency. But I...
11th May 2022, 13:00
19th Mar 2022, 11:13
Replies: 148
Views: 35,634
Posted By double_barrel

Well obviously it's not a top secret tactic, but...

Well obviously it's not a top secret tactic, but equally obviously the Russians have been sloppy and paid the price. Why remind them?
19th Mar 2022, 06:49
Replies: 148
Views: 35,634
Posted By double_barrel

Indeed. Especially showing the use of consumer...

Indeed. Especially showing the use of consumer drones to spot for mortar and artillery.

I am also very surprised about the open admission that Russian senior commanders are being located and...
13th Mar 2022, 09:25
Replies: 56
Views: 7,147
Posted By double_barrel

Nice job. But I have to ask, why is it not...

Nice job. But I have to ask, why is it not possible to have good natured and non judgmental discussion of what happened and what might have been done differently or better, without a chorus of...
12th Mar 2022, 15:40
Replies: 35
Views: 5,476
Posted By double_barrel

When I did my PFT, the examiner quietly opened...

When I did my PFT, the examiner quietly opened his door while we were lined up and waiting to take off. I noticed and asked him to close it, but I was told that if I hadnít noticed it until the take...
9th Feb 2022, 04:37
Replies: 12
Views: 1,565
Posted By double_barrel

I paid for my PPL flying, and still pay for hire,...

I paid for my PPL flying, and still pay for hire, by keeping a modest amount of credit in my account with the school. When thatís exhausted they remind me and I top up. I typically make $1,000...
25th Jan 2022, 11:51
Replies: 22
Views: 18,029
Posted By double_barrel

Work was done on the spoiler actuators...

Work was done on the spoiler actuators immediately before departure. A Google translation of an excerpt from from the report shared by DaveReidUK:
25th Jan 2022, 09:20
Replies: 148
Views: 44,199
Posted By double_barrel

One of the saddest aspects of the ET 737-Max...

One of the saddest aspects of the ET 737-Max crash was that the very young F/O (25 years old, 361 flight hours, 207 hours on the 737) got it right. He made the correct call to disable MCAS.
22nd Jan 2022, 09:36
Replies: 148
Views: 44,199
Posted By double_barrel

Interesting that as we slowly move to fully...

Interesting that as we slowly move to fully autonomous aircraft, we are simultaneously moving to rules-driven automata in the driving seat.
21st Jan 2022, 06:53
Replies: 148
Views: 44,199
Posted By double_barrel

To play devil's advocate as an outsider to this...

To play devil's advocate as an outsider to this world......Isn't that telling us that (most/all?) companies have decided that they would rather have pilots who use the automation effectively than...
16th Jan 2022, 10:02
Replies: 87
Views: 45,043
Posted By double_barrel

How often have you received, eg, an instruction...

How often have you received, eg, an instruction to line up and wait, acknowledged it, then done a bunch of other things and as you get to the hold short line, suddenly think, hang on were we told to...
15th Jan 2022, 06:35
Replies: 87
Views: 45,043
Posted By double_barrel

It sometimes seems strange that despite such...

It sometimes seems strange that despite such levels of automation, redundancy and independent checking by multiple different systems on both aircraft and ATC, designed to catch even fantastically...
10th Jan 2022, 09:15
Replies: 19
Views: 11,841
Posted By double_barrel

I wonder if the engines are salvageable ?

I wonder if the engines are salvageable ?
21st Dec 2021, 05:20
Replies: 44
Views: 8,338
Posted By double_barrel

True of course, I would certainly be very...

True of course, I would certainly be very selective about who I approached. For example, I certainly won’t be starting with my wife! She is a terrible back seat driver in the car and she grabs my arm...
17th Dec 2021, 09:03
Replies: 79
Views: 20,904
Posted By double_barrel

It's an impressive technical achievement, but the...

It's an impressive technical achievement, but the huge cost/effort imbalance is important and speaks to the sustainability and eventual outcome. In Afghan, one illiterate bloke in sandals could...
17th Dec 2021, 04:12
Replies: 79
Views: 20,904
Posted By double_barrel

Would anyone care to speculate on the relative...

Would anyone care to speculate on the relative cost of the ASRAAM vs the "small hostile drone"?
14th Dec 2021, 03:44
Replies: 12
Views: 1,541
Posted By double_barrel

The trouble with efforts like this is that there...

The trouble with efforts like this is that there will inevitably always be some out of date information, but taking down everything would be a major loss of the bulk of useful information. I manage a...
11th Dec 2021, 14:19
Replies: 44
Views: 8,338
Posted By double_barrel

Thanks all for these thoughts. Does anyone have...

Thanks all for these thoughts. Does anyone have any comments on the typical reaction when a potential passenger first sees a tatty looking C172 that is older than them and dramatically less smart...
10th Dec 2021, 11:55
Replies: 44
Views: 8,338
Posted By double_barrel

Inviting non pilots along

As a low hours PPL, I have never flown with a non pilot. I am beginning to wonder about asking among my group of friends and colleagues if they would like to come along for a sight-seeing flight to...
29th Nov 2021, 03:29
Replies: 75
Views: 57,600
Posted By double_barrel

Could someone explain the significance of the...

Could someone explain the significance of the displaced threshold in this discussion ? Are you saying it's OK to land before the displaced threshold under such circumstances? If so that seems odd,...
24th Nov 2021, 13:46
Replies: 9
Views: 1,893
Posted By double_barrel

https://www.pprune.org/accidents-close-calls/64355...

https://www.pprune.org/accidents-close-calls/643555-engine-failure-video-8.html#post11145061
24th Nov 2021, 13:10
Replies: 12
Views: 1,159
Posted By double_barrel

Anyone else finding it difficult to be heard on...

Anyone else finding it difficult to be heard on the radio or intercom with a mask on? I have to press the microphone into the mask as I talk.
22nd Nov 2021, 12:51
Replies: 49
Views: 11,020
Posted By double_barrel

And it's much appreciated. This thread...

And it's much appreciated.

This thread prompted me to go back and dig out a thread I started before I got my PPL. Interesting to re-read in the context of this thread ...
21st Nov 2021, 07:00
Replies: 161
Views: 37,682
Posted By double_barrel

I'm sorry, but I have to flag-up yet another...

I'm sorry, but I have to flag-up yet another quote from the brilliant radio 4 series, Cabin Pressure. When Arthur asks how an aircraft stays in the air, Martin tries that explanation:


MARTIN:...
21st Nov 2021, 04:48
Replies: 49
Views: 11,020
Posted By double_barrel

I must say, as a recent PPL, I find this hard to...

I must say, as a recent PPL, I find this hard to understand. It's as though he thought the limits were bureaucratic rules rather than laws of physics, and the consequence of breaking them was a...
20th Nov 2021, 05:27
Replies: 49
Views: 11,020
Posted By double_barrel

It turns out that almost all of us have...

It turns out that almost all of us have unrealistic opinions of our skills. This is the Dunning-Kruger effect, we usually take it to mean that dumb people think they are smart, but in fact it happens...
12th Nov 2021, 06:23
Replies: 161
Views: 37,682
Posted By double_barrel

The 172M I fly has one, on the left. Which is why...

The 172M I fly has one, on the left. Which is why I was speculating that pointing the nose right of track might lead to reduced IAS due to increased static pressure, while perhaps the pitot would be...
11th Nov 2021, 04:55
Replies: 161
Views: 37,682
Posted By double_barrel

Does it follow that it's more conservative to...

Does it follow that it's more conservative to side-slip to the right if your static port is on the left of the aircraft? ie presenting the static port to the airstream will result in the IAS being...
10th Nov 2021, 12:46
Replies: 161
Views: 37,682
Posted By double_barrel

Ah. Thanks. It's good to finally have an...

Ah. Thanks. It's good to finally have an explanation for that placard and a warning of what to expect if it's ignored.
10th Nov 2021, 11:42
Replies: 161
Views: 37,682
Posted By double_barrel

Can you elaborate ?

Can you elaborate ?
10th Nov 2021, 05:22
Replies: 114
Views: 14,987
Posted By double_barrel

Imagine the 100 hours PPL and the simmer...

Imagine the 100 hours PPL and the simmer together, one in each seat, each convinced they could save the day. That would be entertaining. It might be a good combination if they could work together,...
8th Nov 2021, 13:15
Replies: 161
Views: 37,682
Posted By double_barrel

Well. Thanks all. You may be surprised to hear...

Well. Thanks all. You may be surprised to hear that I don't regret starting this thread, even if it made me look like a prat.

Next time, I would be less willing to criticize, even though...
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