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22nd Aug 2022, 23:15
Replies: 9
Views: 985
Posted By First_Principal

It's not clear to me if either Pannam or A16X100...

It's not clear to me if either Pannam or A16X100 have new or second-hand headsets, however the issues do appear a little different to me.

I wouldn't classify 'static/crackling' as a 'buzz' but I'd...
22nd Aug 2022, 22:56
Replies: 13
Views: 4,459
Posted By First_Principal

I prefer not to vilify the pilot for what he did,...

I prefer not to vilify the pilot for what he did, certainly I'm not perfect, however it appears to me there's at least a couple of useful takeaways from this unfortunate accident (apart from the...
3rd Aug 2022, 22:55
Replies: 22
Views: 3,439
Posted By First_Principal

I was rated and occasionally flew a 31-seat a/c...

I was rated and occasionally flew a 31-seat a/c (sometimes with 4 passengers or less) originally on a PPL. Admittedly it was > 2000kg, but it would be useful to know the reasoning behind these...
3rd Aug 2022, 22:10
Replies: 39
Views: 38,125
Posted By First_Principal

Eutychus , that was a useful link, thanks. ...

Eutychus , that was a useful link, thanks.

The discussion between tower and emergency services was informative, particularly around the conveyance and determination of co-ordinates in order to...
30th Jul 2022, 22:45
Replies: 7
Views: 1,949
Posted By First_Principal

Thanks Megan, I'll add that to the other...

Thanks Megan, I'll add that to the other information and pass it on - from what I read I suspect the aircraft they travelled on was Islander, in case that prompts any memories here.

As an aside,...
29th Jul 2022, 05:52
Replies: 7
Views: 1,949
Posted By First_Principal

Lord Howe Island by Sunderland and Ball's Pyramid climb 1969

A friend of mine was a member of an expedition that climbed Ball's Pyramid (~12nm SE of Lord Howe Island) in 1968/1969. In talking with him recently he recalls flying to Lord Howe from Sydney in a...
21st Jul 2022, 22:05
Replies: 36
Views: 19,829
Posted By First_Principal

While I'd expect to see this word (and spelling)...

While I'd expect to see this word (and spelling) used more commonly in conjunction with maritime vessels it's not incorrect per se.
21st Jul 2022, 22:02
Replies: 36
Views: 19,829
Posted By First_Principal

Such reports are intended to investigate the...

Such reports are intended to investigate the cause of accidents and incidents, and report on those dispassionately so that others may learn from them. They are not intended to lay blame nor prosecute...
19th Jul 2022, 06:25
Replies: 2
Views: 2,325
Posted By First_Principal

Such tragic and sometimes avoidable events touch...

Such tragic and sometimes avoidable events touch me a great deal. So much so that I once spent a deal of time trying to provide useful feedback to an official investigation into mid-air events here....
19th Jul 2022, 06:04
Replies: 12
Views: 4,095
Posted By First_Principal

At last, a (presumably) young person with at...

At last, a (presumably) young person with at least some appreciation of grammar + spelling.

I suggest that if you keep up the good attitude and hard work, and manage a degree in the next few...
19th Jul 2022, 05:51
Replies: 250
Views: 77,238
Posted By First_Principal

? I would have thought that conversing in 'not...

? I would have thought that conversing in 'not your non-native language' would have improved things, but then again if you used a lot of double-negatives I can see how it would get frustrating :} !
1st Jul 2022, 23:26
Replies: 10
Views: 2,549
Posted By First_Principal

Obviously I can't speak for this specific...

Obviously I can't speak for this specific situation but in our ops run-up testing was conducted at 1800RPM, with a max permissible mag drop of 100RPM.

Take-off RPM was 2700 (2200 after 1000'),...
30th Jun 2022, 23:53
Replies: 10
Views: 2,549
Posted By First_Principal

We studied that accident in our DC3 ground course...

We studied that accident in our DC3 ground course - not to be critical, rather to learn of the pitfalls we might encounter, the options available, and the particular issues of an old airliner at MTOW...
26th Jun 2022, 02:52
Replies: 60
Views: 27,781
Posted By First_Principal

Full marks to Air France for persisting in the...

Full marks to Air France for persisting in the face of extremely indifferent ATC, er, GTC 👏

While there may have been some minor difficulties with accent I didn't have any issue understanding AF...
13th Jun 2022, 22:50
Replies: 35
Views: 14,509
Posted By First_Principal

Thanks for the reference, looked a worthwhile...

Thanks for the reference, looked a worthwhile read so it's now on my list...
23rd May 2022, 22:20
Replies: 78
Views: 51,701
Posted By First_Principal

It would greatly concern me if such information...

It would greatly concern me if such information were held to be 'secret', given that it could have the potential to make a positive impact on risk assessment, training and so forth.

Unfiltered raw...
25th Apr 2022, 20:35
Replies: 51
Views: 3,761
Posted By First_Principal

Jan Olieslagers Energy density does not...

Jan Olieslagers Energy density does not necessarily = danger...

However, as most clearly realise, with conventional electric transportation it's the energy density of the supply that's the...
21st Apr 2022, 20:46
Replies: 15
Views: 3,123
Posted By First_Principal

Last most complete one that went on the open...

Last most complete one that went on the open market sold for $158,000 NZD, with some others going to Oz in a separate deal I believe.

You've still got a chance to get most of one if you'd like,...
20th Apr 2022, 20:52
Replies: 15
Views: 3,123
Posted By First_Principal

So 'Ocean Flyer' (NZBN 9429050484614, reg 11th...

So 'Ocean Flyer' (NZBN 9429050484614, reg 11th April with one shareholder who is also the sole director) say they've put up 'the best part of' ~0.14% of the projected cost for several items of which...
27th Mar 2022, 22:12
Replies: 9
Views: 2,734
Posted By First_Principal

I'm not a fling-wing pilot, however this report...

I'm not a fling-wing pilot, however this report may give an insight into how a tail-boom issue occurred with at least one 22:
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24th Mar 2022, 20:05
Replies: 16
Views: 5,514
Posted By First_Principal

Self evident skills already, Texas (clearly...

Self evident skills already, Texas (clearly stated) is not in Canada!
23rd Mar 2022, 19:34
Replies: 7
Views: 8,484
Posted By First_Principal

This thread...

This thread (https://www.pprune.org/rumours-news/645805-china-eastern-737-800-mu5735-accident-march-2022-a.html) has further discussion, FYI.
15th Mar 2022, 21:23
Replies: 35
Views: 5,300
Posted By First_Principal

B2N2 & Ozgrade3 amongst others make good points...

B2N2 & Ozgrade3 amongst others make good points around unintended door openings being something they've effectively taught. Along with others here I've experienced this issue several times (see...
15th Mar 2022, 20:42
Replies: 72
Views: 23,160
Posted By First_Principal

This sounded interesting technically, so I had a...

This sounded interesting technically, so I had a look around on the Interweb. Wasn't able to find anything, but it could be I wasn't using the right search terminology - does anyone know about the...
8th Mar 2022, 19:56
Replies: 56
Views: 6,794
Posted By First_Principal

I think this quite unreasonable. So far...

I think this quite unreasonable.

So far we've seen a pilot who has completed a successful landing into his chosen field after catastrophic engine failure, he's had the presence of mind to...
8th Mar 2022, 19:29
Replies: 18
Views: 3,005
Posted By First_Principal

Whatever the initial cause the aircraft's angular...

Whatever the initial cause the aircraft's angular momentum was soon greater than the machine control and/or pilot's ability to counteract.

I had this happen to me once, in a tail-dragger. It was a...
2nd Mar 2022, 20:46
Replies: 43
Views: 3,469
Posted By First_Principal

Should this be a manoeuvre examined in the flight...

Should this be a manoeuvre examined in the flight test? Seems to me it could be, er, discriminatory against some pilots who might not be able to complete all facets of the exercise :}

Otherwise...
2nd Mar 2022, 20:34
Replies: 10
Views: 977
Posted By First_Principal

I'm not familiar with how this 'F214' data is...

I'm not familiar with how this 'F214' data is delivered (being a good few thousand miles from you), however in general it's usually possible - and often relatively simple - to automate data...
23rd Feb 2022, 19:26
Replies: 53
Views: 10,650
Posted By First_Principal

Eh? At 16 I was independent and making my own way...

Eh? At 16 I was independent and making my own way in life. While I totally get all the subtleties in your comment perhaps it's worth considering that this is simply a young man who has been brought...
11th Feb 2022, 21:19
Replies: 49
Views: 37,223
Posted By First_Principal

I don't think there's any real argument over what...

I don't think there's any real argument over what occurred, to me the important thing - and by important I mean how to ensure this doesn't happen again - is how it came about.

Hopefully the two...
10th Feb 2022, 19:53
Replies: 150
Views: 28,696
Posted By First_Principal

Cameltruck, Tossbag, Markybhoy (and for SOPS who...

Cameltruck, Tossbag, Markybhoy (and for SOPS who was looking for this icon) 👏
10th Feb 2022, 19:36
Replies: 49
Views: 37,223
Posted By First_Principal

Thanks A0283, my reading of the report is that...

Thanks A0283, my reading of the report is that the 'correct' nut was used, just that it had not been manufactured to the requisite tolerances by the overhaul supplier (that is to say, the next size...
8th Feb 2022, 19:06
Replies: 150
Views: 28,696
Posted By First_Principal

A thoughtful response and well stated,...

A thoughtful response and well stated, Cameltruck.

There's not a lot to add except for support, except perhaps that since Canada is being quoted for some reason let's also note that Denmark,...
24th Jan 2022, 18:16
Replies: 24
Views: 5,337
Posted By First_Principal

Interesting to read that firefighters removed the...

Interesting to read that firefighters removed the mags, pretty intense training they must get around there!
19th Jan 2022, 19:02
Replies: 39
Views: 11,643
Posted By First_Principal

Tex Johnson would disagree with you :p: Allen had...

Tex Johnson would disagree with you :p: Allen had asked Johnston to make a fly-by (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flypast) over Seafair to show off Boeing's new airliner. Johnston performed the barrel...
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