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13th Jul 2019, 04:12
Replies: 99
Views: 14,527
Posted By A37575

In another era I was pilot in command flying a...

In another era I was pilot in command flying a GCA into RAAF Base Richmond in rain and low cloud. The aircraft was a Vampire dual seat fighter. In those days Richmond had a long taxiway parallel to...
4th Jul 2019, 11:20
Replies: 20
Views: 3,029
Posted By A37575

Downwind leg - how wide from the runway?

Over the years, Melbourne based Pprune contributors occasionally complain about the wide circuits flown at Moorabbin. It probably happens at other capital city general aviation airports in Australia...
5th May 2019, 10:01
Replies: 3
Views: 2,658
Posted By A37575

Runway could do with a clean with all that rubber

https://www.pprune.org/rumours-news/621151-pax-jet-water-nas-jacksonville-all-ok-3.html

Transpose the scene to Essendon Runway 17 and it wouldn't be a good look. Emas would have been useful?
4th May 2019, 07:37
Replies: 29
Views: 7,530
Posted By A37575

If you drive any tricycle undercarriage aeroplane...

If you drive any tricycle undercarriage aeroplane into the ground, doesn't that set you up for a damaged nose-wheel and a bounced landing?
What is the maximum permissible crosswind component for...
19th Apr 2019, 12:41
Replies: 5,129
Views: 10,179,253
Posted By A37575

Apologies if a similar posting has already been...

Apologies if a similar posting has already been made among the over 4000 posts on the subject. Extract from the Boeing 737-200 Pilot Training Manual February 1982 page 04.80.31. Edited for brevity....
Forum: Tech Log
23rd Mar 2019, 14:22
Replies: 17
Views: 8,795
Posted By A37575

The B737 Classic Supplementary Procedures Adverse...

The B737 Classic Supplementary Procedures Adverse Weather in the Operations manual states add 10 Knots to VREF if ice formations are observed on the airplane surfaces. A Note states "To prevent...
Forum: Tech Log
23rd Mar 2019, 13:24
Replies: 62
Views: 12,087
Posted By A37575

But could be a seriously big deal on a high speed...

But could be a seriously big deal on a high speed rejected take off if runway limited..
Forum: Tech Log
23rd Mar 2019, 11:19
Replies: 62
Views: 12,087
Posted By A37575

Testing of idle reverse thrust before takeoff. A wise precaution?

https://avherald.com/h?article=4c5b3f3d&opt=0

An A320 lands and reverse thrust fails to operate. There had been no prior warning flags in the cockpit. Maintenance staff had forgotten to remove the...
23rd Mar 2019, 06:23
Replies: 18
Views: 1,952
Posted By A37575

Going back a few years both in the RAAF and...

Going back a few years both in the RAAF and civilian flying schools, it was considered good airmanship (Oops sorry! NTS or Non Technical Skills) to employ two wing walkers when Tiger Moths were...
21st Mar 2019, 11:40
Replies: 18
Views: 1,952
Posted By A37575

Are the brakes "useless" on Tiger Moths?

Tiger Moth equipped with tailwheel and wheel brakes modification and used for joy flights in southern Victoria. . The owner states the brakes are useless;.meaning one supposes, the brakes are U/S. ...
17th Jan 2019, 22:29
Replies: 13
Views: 2,986
Posted By A37575

Flaps change an aircraft approach speed - not the...

Flaps change an aircraft approach speed - not the landing gear?
Forum: Tech Log
7th Jan 2019, 21:33
Replies: 18
Views: 2,757
Posted By A37575

Ah Yes! - Ethnic Culture. Often the bane of...

Ah Yes! - Ethnic Culture. Often the bane of common sense flight safety and where CRM is often ignored. Speaking up with emphasis is one thing, but to recommend insults if necessary, is surely...
2nd Jan 2019, 06:09
Replies: 73
Views: 6,118
Posted By A37575

Can't find it now but I recall from 1976 reading...

Can't find it now but I recall from 1976 reading in a a 737 Boeing letter to operators that it is worth considering leaving the live engine at cruise power (rather than advancing to MCT) if drift...
Forum: Tech Log
2nd Jan 2019, 05:57
Replies: 47
Views: 8,611
Posted By A37575

Good point. Thread drift to general simulator...

Good point. Thread drift to general simulator training rather than dead stickers
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Forum: Tech Log
2nd Jan 2019, 01:24
Replies: 47
Views: 8,611
Posted By A37575

Funny you should say that. The ditching sequence...

Funny you should say that. The ditching sequence in the 737 simulator is very rarely in any syllabus. Where it is trained however, from experience it is rarely performed correctly with the result...
Forum: Tech Log
17th Oct 2018, 00:42
Replies: 5
Views: 907
Posted By A37575

You won't get many suggestions on this forum...

You won't get many suggestions on this forum since most of its readers are a world away from the South Pacific region.
Suggest you try again using...
16th Oct 2018, 14:01
Replies: 46
Views: 12,360
Posted By A37575

Was there any "official" report published on the...

Was there any "official" report published on the cause or suspected cause of the Brumby fatal accident north of Penfield Vic where Terry Otway and his passenger died?

If I recall, media reports...
16th Oct 2018, 13:11
Replies: 8
Views: 2,049
Posted By A37575

2008 Learjet 60 accident. Full reverse to uncommanded full forward thrust

The latest Business & Commercial Aviation magazine (October 2018) revisits the fatal accident to a Learjet 60 in USA. The aircraft was destroyed after a high speed aborted take off. The report...
15th Oct 2018, 13:50
Replies: 11
Views: 2,430
Posted By A37575

Turning off power switch on computer when going to bed?

For many years I have been in the habit of switching off the power switch to my desk top computer before going to bed at night. This is to minimise fire risk. Opinions seem to vary depending on...
Forum: Tech Log
15th Oct 2018, 13:12
Replies: 86
Views: 7,597
Posted By A37575

And no doubt while stuffing around trying to find...

And no doubt while stuffing around trying to find which button to press they clean forget to push the bloody throttles open as first action.
Forum: Tech Log
10th Oct 2018, 13:56
Replies: 86
Views: 7,597
Posted By A37575

On the contrary. You may have misinterpreted...

On the contrary. You may have misinterpreted what was written. Ethnic Culture has been demonstrated to have had significant influence on crew actions and lack of effective action to prevent a...
Forum: Tech Log
10th Oct 2018, 07:43
Replies: 86
Views: 7,597
Posted By A37575

You could apply that concept to practically every...

You could apply that concept to practically every aircraft accident. In another words avoid hurting the pilots feelings by saying it is never his fault. It is the fault of the designer. if a student...
Forum: Tech Log
10th Oct 2018, 02:45
Replies: 86
Views: 7,597
Posted By A37575

The easy way is to Google your request or Google...

The easy way is to Google your request or Google each of the accidents you stated. There have been countless incidents/accidents of this sort. In almost every case the direct cause of the accident/...
8th Oct 2018, 12:31
Replies: 3
Views: 1,696
Posted By A37575

Corporate Falcon 900 crashes off the end of the runway during landing

https://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20180927-0

Falcon 900 departed the runway while landing. Air traffic control personnel at Greenville reported that the airplane touched down...
8th Oct 2018, 11:31
Replies: 21
Views: 2,268
Posted By A37575

A colleague is 64 and recently passed his NZ...

A colleague is 64 and recently passed his NZ Class One medical to renew his NZ ATPL. He also has an Australian Part 61 licence (ATPL). He recently underwent his Australian Class One Medical and CASA...
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