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Forum: Rotorheads
4th Sep 2022, 05:53
Replies: 2,713
Views: 2,514,990
Posted By Tail-take-off

PM sent

PM sent
15th Nov 2021, 18:54
Replies: 192
Views: 91,330
Posted By Tail-take-off

BA recruiting direct entry captains for LGW

https://careers.ba.com/job/gatwick/lgw-short-haul-direct-entry-captain/22348/18205335872
16th Apr 2021, 06:35
Replies: 5
Views: 645
Posted By Tail-take-off

Remember that in Normal Law neutral Sidestick...

Remember that in Normal Law neutral Sidestick will command roll rate zero. That won’t maintain wings level per se but will oppose any tendency to roll.

in Alternate Law roll control is direct. So...
Forum: Questions
3rd Apr 2021, 07:30
Replies: 2
Views: 520
Posted By Tail-take-off

It depends on the modes being used and how they...

It depends on the modes being used and how they interact with each other. The simplest way to explain A320 pitch behaviour is to think about the auto thrust modes which will either be a fixed thrust...
Forum: Tech Log
24th Mar 2021, 18:51
Replies: 24
Views: 5,595
Posted By Tail-take-off

Not a definitive answer to your first question...

Not a definitive answer to your first question but the first few A321s delivered to my then employer in 1998 didn’t have GPS. However within the year the remaining aircraft within the original order...
Forum: Questions
1st Mar 2021, 17:55
Replies: 1
Views: 3,373
Posted By Tail-take-off

https://www.airbus-win.com/

https://www.airbus-win.com/
Forum: Tech Log
1st Mar 2021, 17:47
Replies: 17
Views: 6,148
Posted By Tail-take-off

pineteam The trouble with going straight for...

pineteam

The trouble with going straight for the expedite button is that it will target a descent speed of 340 kt or M 0.8, which may not be appropriate if you have structural damage. Open descent...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Dec 2020, 07:13
Replies: 2,713
Views: 2,514,990
Posted By Tail-take-off

Suggest that you message Phil Kemp directly

Suggest that you message Phil Kemp directly
16th Nov 2020, 08:51
Replies: 53
Views: 10,429
Posted By Tail-take-off

You might find this useful: ...

You might find this useful:

https://www.academia.edu/39028030/The_Compleat_Taildragger_Pilot

The best tip I can give you is that with the CofG aft of the mainwheels the rear end is constantly...
Forum: Tech Log
16th Nov 2020, 08:25
Replies: 3
Views: 1,226
Posted By Tail-take-off

It's been a very long time since I flew the 737,...

It's been a very long time since I flew the 737, and even then it was the 3/4/500 series with no roll out capability, so this is a general observation rather than type specific.

Cat 2 & Cat 3A...
Forum: Tech Log
12th Nov 2020, 14:20
Replies: 10
Views: 8,682
Posted By Tail-take-off

Yes, but as you say that section refers to when...

Yes, but as you say that section refers to when no RVR is available. However AMC1 SPA.LVO low visibility operations includes the note:

“The reported​ RVR value representative​ of the initial...
Forum: Tech Log
11th Nov 2020, 17:58
Replies: 10
Views: 8,682
Posted By Tail-take-off

Runway Visual Range (RVR) is the range over which...

Runway Visual Range (RVR) is the range over which the pilot of an aircraft on the centre line of a runway can see the runway surface markings or the lights delineating the runway or identifying its...
18th Oct 2020, 20:37
Replies: 3
Views: 1,487
Posted By Tail-take-off

Sliver or platinum?

Sliver or platinum?
Forum: Tech Log
2nd Oct 2020, 13:46
Replies: 44
Views: 6,984
Posted By Tail-take-off

7 minute FCU reset of both channels (we were on...

7 minute FCU reset of both channels (we were on the ground).
Forum: Tech Log
2nd Oct 2020, 09:00
Replies: 44
Views: 6,984
Posted By Tail-take-off

I had this just the other day. While Changing the...

I had this just the other day. While Changing the BARO QNH setting with the selector on the FCU, the value in the FCU window didn’t change but the value on the PFD did (including a corresponding...
24th Sep 2020, 10:41
Replies: 8
Views: 2,697
Posted By Tail-take-off

Standards Doc 24(A) covers Multi-Pilot Aeroplanes...

Standards Doc 24(A) covers Multi-Pilot Aeroplanes (MPA) and Single-Pilot High Performance
Complex Aeroplanes (SPHPCA). You’ll find the definitive answer in section 2.3 of the FLIGHT EXAMINERS’...
Forum: Tech Log
24th Sep 2020, 09:43
Replies: 30
Views: 6,523
Posted By Tail-take-off

Mi68uel You keep telling everyone to try it in...

Mi68uel
You keep telling everyone to try it in the simulator. Why don’t you do the same? We’re all eagerly awaiting your report on the results!
Forum: Tech Log
21st Sep 2020, 10:51
Replies: 30
Views: 6,523
Posted By Tail-take-off

Correct, with rudder applied but wings level the...

Correct, with rudder applied but wings level the aircraft will be sideslipping. I teach the FCTM method in the sim as quoted by Vilas in his reply above.
Forum: Tech Log
20th Sep 2020, 06:37
Replies: 30
Views: 6,523
Posted By Tail-take-off

The answer is in the text at the bottom of your...

The answer is in the text at the bottom of your picture: “the lateral controls attempt to zero the roll rate” which means that they try to maintain the current angle of bank. If you want to lower the...
Forum: Tech Log
1st Sep 2020, 20:11
Replies: 3
Views: 1,047
Posted By Tail-take-off

There are no FDs available in EEC (you’ll get the...

There are no FDs available in EEC (you’ll get the red FD flags on the PFDs). Once the emergency generator comes on line you’ll get an FMGC back but still no FDs. PROG page, with a sensible bearing...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Aug 2020, 08:44
Replies: 238
Views: 146,090
Posted By Tail-take-off

Skridlov I don’t know whether you or the...

Skridlov

I don’t know whether you or the gentleman concerned have a Facebook account but there are plenty of British Airways Helicopters former employees on this Facebook group who may be able to...
Forum: Tech Log
21st Aug 2020, 11:39
Replies: 9
Views: 2,747
Posted By Tail-take-off

You might be over thinking this. The FCOM is...

You might be over thinking this. The FCOM is notoriously sketchy with its information, giving you only what Airbus think you need to know. If the FCOM stated that the bird DID NOT have a static feed...
Forum: Tech Log
21st Aug 2020, 07:10
Replies: 9
Views: 2,747
Posted By Tail-take-off

A common misconception. The bird is primarily IRS...

A common misconception. The bird is primarily IRS derived but also has a static input. See below from the FCTM (my bold).


FCTM > Aircraft systems > Bird

RELIABILITY

The bird is computed...
Forum: Tech Log
29th Jun 2020, 06:55
Replies: 1
Views: 752
Posted By Tail-take-off

It alluded to in SYS 70-90-40: THRUST RATING...

It alluded to in SYS 70-90-40:

THRUST RATING MODE AND THRUST LIMIT VALUE

Indicates the thrust limit value and the associated thrust rating mode based on:

The position of the thrust levers,...
Forum: Questions
17th Jun 2020, 15:27
Replies: 9
Views: 2,984
Posted By Tail-take-off

In my (not particularly recent) experience of...

In my (not particularly recent) experience of flying from Turkish into Iranian airspace it can sometimes be difficult to raise Air Defence 10 minutes before the FIR boundary. However I was always...
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Apr 2020, 20:36
Replies: 11
Views: 2,993
Posted By Tail-take-off

I had some of the most enjoyable days of my...

I had some of the most enjoyable days of my career flying with Gerry on the S61 out of Unst.

RIP
Forum: Tech Log
9th Nov 2019, 10:22
Replies: 6
Views: 1,568
Posted By Tail-take-off

I’d use my superior decision making skills and...

I’d use my superior decision making skills and divert to somewhere less challenging to avoid having to use my inferior manual flying skills!
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Sep 2019, 20:12
Replies: 7
Views: 3,007
Posted By Tail-take-off

VALE - Dave Tink

Dave Tink’s son, Alun, reported on another site that his father passed away yesterday (24 September 2019).

Dave was the Chief Training Captain for the S61 based in Aberdeen from 1978 until his...
Forum: Tech Log
23rd Aug 2019, 06:29
Replies: 19
Views: 9,851
Posted By Tail-take-off

Why have we stalled? Probably because we’ve lost...

Why have we stalled? Probably because we’ve lost situational awareness of speed, attitude, thrust etc. Is this a good time to be making complex assessments of whether or not it would be beneficial to...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th May 2019, 15:22
Replies: 17
Views: 2,742
Posted By Tail-take-off

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/511x324/djambi2_095bed659f7a9a5e090a494eaf0ce6ab43531bd6.jpg
bases_duri (http://helitavia.com/Skyweaver/bases_duri.htm) Another Sumatran operation...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th May 2019, 15:10
Replies: 17
Views: 2,742
Posted By Tail-take-off

Another photo from the old “Skyweaver” site ...

Another photo from the old “Skyweaver” site
http://helitavia.com/Skyweaver/images/jv26.jpg...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th May 2019, 14:18
Replies: 17
Views: 2,742
Posted By Tail-take-off

Having been born and raised in said midlands city...

Having been born and raised in said midlands city I’ve never heard any of the locals call it anything but D-aah-by!
Forum: Rotorheads
8th May 2019, 13:39
Replies: 17
Views: 2,742
Posted By Tail-take-off

See anecdote & article at the links below: ...

See anecdote & article at the links below:

ferryair4 (http://helitavia.com/Skyweaver/ferryair4.htm)

article_wessex (http://helitavia.com/Skyweaver/article_wessex.htm)
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Dec 2018, 19:07
Replies: 2,713
Views: 2,514,990
Posted By Tail-take-off

Just had a horrific image flash through my mind...

Just had a horrific image flash through my mind of Ox & Sparky in thongs 😮
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Aug 2018, 19:12
Replies: 20
Views: 4,037
Posted By Tail-take-off

RIP John Whale, Bristow Helicopters

Sad news: John Whale (Bristow stalwart and occasional contributor to this thread) passed away last week. Another victim of the ‘Big C’.

Those that knew John can probably identify his posts here....
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