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Forum: Questions
5th Sep 2019, 07:04
Replies: 8
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Views: 1,873
Posted By Crankshaft

Not true! (bold part) Don't know where this...

Not true! (bold part)
Don't know where this misconception comes from. Once the license is issued you are free to work at any airline.



First MPL classes I know about started in the mid 2000's,...
23rd Jan 2018, 10:40
Replies: 1,297
Views: 1,019,188
Posted By Crankshaft

And in fact, those pink stains you see on the tip...

And in fact, those pink stains you see on the tip of the water fountain is actually stains of a bacteria called "serratia marcescens", not lipstick. Google it!

This was reported to Ryanair...
7th Jul 2016, 19:43
Replies: 51
Views: 22,150
Posted By Crankshaft

20 hours is definitely possible... Stiglet,...

20 hours is definitely possible...

Stiglet, Mr Angry and others... The article says "Work for 20 hours without rest". It does not say "20 hours FDP without rest".

My airline regularly have me...
1st Oct 2015, 19:32
Replies: 11
Views: 3,732
Posted By Crankshaft

I've never towed with a Decathlon even though I...

I've never towed with a Decathlon even though I have lots of towing experience with pretty much everything else. The Decathlons are pretty rare here and only a few of them have the towing equipment...
1st Oct 2015, 12:30
Replies: 11
Views: 3,732
Posted By Crankshaft

Are you about to buy one? If you want to...

Are you about to buy one?

If you want to make a comparison between the Super D and a PA18 you will have to define what you want to do with it. They are essentially built for two different...
3rd Jan 2014, 13:25
Replies: 21
Views: 5,635
Posted By Crankshaft

Pardon me if I was not clear enough here. All...

Pardon me if I was not clear enough here. All airlines I've been flying for have had som way to sign off to fly without safety pilot. I did not mean a line check, mostly it's just ticking a box in...
1st Jan 2014, 19:48
Replies: 21
Views: 5,635
Posted By Crankshaft

Don't complicate this! Just put in your logbook...

Don't complicate this!
Just put in your logbook whatever your operator is putting down in their log. Remember that SNY hours generally doesn't count towards your annual/monthly/weekly accumulated...
30th Dec 2013, 21:32
Replies: 21
Views: 5,635
Posted By Crankshaft

Not flying on CAP's but elsewhere in JAA-land,...

Not flying on CAP's but elsewhere in JAA-land, and we do the same.

Logging it as P2 because:

The RHS pilot is type rated but not yet qualified by operator to be SIC until released for being so....
16th Nov 2013, 11:34
Replies: 8
Views: 5,037
Posted By Crankshaft

I don't know what you base this assumption on,...

I don't know what you base this assumption on, but generally I would say the real world is quite the opposite.
In Human Factors it is a general view that premature decisions and too fast judgements...
25th Jul 2013, 20:25
Replies: 28
Views: 13,198
Posted By Crankshaft

I was referring to the Super Decathlon with the...

I was referring to the Super Decathlon with the 180hp lycoming and constant speed prop.

By the way, I agree with everything that Ramjet555 says.
And even with around hundred back seat hours...
24th Jul 2013, 12:27
Replies: 28
Views: 13,198
Posted By Crankshaft

Not familiar with UK regs, but a general...

Not familiar with UK regs, but a general requirement to fly from a different seat than the intended is that you can reach all relevant controls. In the back seat of the Super Decathlon there are...
15th Nov 2012, 12:09
Replies: 34
Views: 5,047
Posted By Crankshaft

A "software update" could very well be the chosen...

A "software update" could very well be the chosen wording for something of a similar nature but less comprehensible by the average traveller.

Was it still foggy in Stansted? If so it is possible...
Forum: Tech Log
9th Nov 2012, 16:43
Replies: 18
Views: 5,657
Posted By Crankshaft

First of all, a B737 will never make a 4 minute...

First of all, a B737 will never make a 4 minute hold unless you're flying very, very slowly.
This is because, unlike a light aircraft, we can't achieve a rate 1 turn while limited to 25° bank.

At...
30th Oct 2012, 11:47
Replies: 77
Views: 9,541
Posted By Crankshaft

A slightly different aspect: Log book issues...

A slightly different aspect:
Log book issues aside, in commersial ops theres a limit of 100 block hours per 28 days.

So there you are on one of those days: spending 45 minutes in the que for...
Forum: Tech Log
8th Jun 2012, 11:33
Replies: 18
Views: 3,557
Posted By Crankshaft

If my FMC fails I lose my map-display, but the...

If my FMC fails I lose my map-display, but the VOR/NDB needles and DME readings are still there.

If my LCD display fails I lose everything but my standby instruments. And these have VOR/NDB...
23rd Feb 2012, 14:09
Replies: 2
Views: 594
Posted By Crankshaft

Cruise Performance

As we all know the book performance and the real world performance are not necessarily the same thing. Fair enough, but that’s not what I want to talk about.

I would like to know if anyone...
28th Jan 2012, 13:31
Replies: 36
Views: 6,833
Posted By Crankshaft

A few years ago, in winter time, after months of...

A few years ago, in winter time, after months of non flyable weather, I finally got myself out to the local club. About an hours drive, getting in to the club house, checking notams, weather, the...
27th Jan 2012, 16:51
Replies: 33
Views: 8,277
Posted By Crankshaft

Is it only me finding this sort of imposed...

Is it only me finding this sort of imposed restrictions quite dangerous?

I've never heard about someone stalling in the circuit due to overbank. But I know loads of accidents caused by lack of...
25th Jan 2012, 22:37
Replies: 9
Views: 3,125
Posted By Crankshaft

Maybe more like a Swiss cheese?

Maybe more like a Swiss cheese?
20th Jan 2012, 12:57
Replies: 25
Views: 1,909
Posted By Crankshaft

I really wouldn't like to pour fuel on my hands...

I really wouldn't like to pour fuel on my hands every time I was going to fly. It's not particularly healthy so to speak. The same about smelling.
I'd rather use any other method. (Which I do!)
Forum: Tech Log
20th Jan 2012, 09:48
Replies: 8
Views: 4,448
Posted By Crankshaft

If you're flying the -800 with winglets you might...

If you're flying the -800 with winglets you might see that the split between OPT and MAX is only about 800 ft. (possibly depending on CG location, haven't checked).
So if you are cruising at 360,...
18th Jan 2012, 17:22
Replies: 32
Views: 17,173
Posted By Crankshaft

Does that mean that aircrew working for Air One,...

Does that mean that aircrew working for Air One, Alitalia, Blue Panorama, Tranaero Airlines, DHL, Air Italy, Meridiana Fly, Windjet and God knows how many more airlines that has Irish registrated...
13th Jan 2012, 20:18
Replies: 47
Views: 3,887
Posted By Crankshaft

- PFL - Every second landing or so I try do do...

- PFL - Every second landing or so I try do do as a PFL if traffic permits. And from different heights, positions, alternating left/right hand patterns as to not get used to a specific path,...
2nd Jan 2012, 11:43
Replies: 45
Views: 5,603
Posted By Crankshaft

I think there's too much obsession about the...

I think there's too much obsession about the fatal accident.
As said before there are simply not enough fatal accidents to make a reliable statistics on. For an accident to be fatal it has to be a...
Forum: Tech Log
1st Nov 2011, 13:52
Replies: 15
Views: 1,720
Posted By Crankshaft

Cosmo, I think that the fmc trick won't actually...

Cosmo, I think that the fmc trick won't actually give you a constant track, but rather a great circle. If you fly it long enough you will see a slightly changing track reading on your ND.
A constant...
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