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9th Aug 2017, 10:48
Replies: 3
Views: 776
Posted By crablab

Sure. But wouldn't it make sense for busy enroute...

Sure. But wouldn't it make sense for busy enroute units to have access to your planned routing? It is perfectly, technically possible.
NATS and the CAA complain about busy airspace and yet they...
8th Aug 2017, 21:57
Replies: 3
Views: 776
Posted By crablab

Flightplans and TMAs

I was recently talking to an LTMA radar controller and they said that they do not have access to flight plans for aircraft transiting, unless it is airways. Surely this partially defeats the point of...
12th Jun 2017, 13:02
Replies: 5
Views: 3,134
Posted By crablab

With regards to taking off with the imbalance -...

With regards to taking off with the imbalance - on reflection I'm surprised I did as well! I guess I just assumed (always a bad idea) that it would just crossfeed as usual.

The cap seel is a good...
11th Jun 2017, 17:01
Replies: 5
Views: 3,134
Posted By crablab

C177 Fuel Problems

Recently, I was flying a round trip in a C177. When I departed the home airfield I had around 3 hours fuel on board (I forget the exact tank figures but it was spread fairly evenly).

Upon arrival...
11th Jun 2017, 16:50
Replies: 20
Views: 3,691
Posted By crablab

Ordinarily no, they aren't sent to the CAA...

Ordinarily no, they aren't sent to the CAA although, along with your PPL exam scoresheets they are kept for 3 years and are available to CAA inspectors on request.

Your examiner may look at your...
3rd Jun 2017, 17:28
Replies: 41
Views: 7,276
Posted By crablab

I'm not sure that is necessarily true. GPS works...

I'm not sure that is necessarily true. GPS works quite well in many orientations. I expect it will be more a case of how big the constellation is.
3rd Jun 2017, 17:23
Replies: 13
Views: 2,394
Posted By crablab

I think flight training is the least of his...

I think flight training is the least of his concern... Maybe some basic physics training!
3rd Jun 2017, 17:18
Replies: 29
Views: 7,703
Posted By crablab

I think it's too harsh to blame Trump. We should...

I think it's too harsh to blame Trump. We should blame Clinton instead for stitching him up
2nd Jun 2017, 14:40
Replies: 10
Views: 2,210
Posted By crablab

olympus Have you considered the fact you may have...

olympus Have you considered the fact you may have unintentionally download malware from FileHippo?
2nd Jun 2017, 13:33
Replies: 10
Views: 2,210
Posted By crablab

Just a word of caution to those intending...

Just a word of caution to those intending to/using old software...
I'm sure you remember the WannaCry malware that infected the NHS amongst many large organisations worldwide recently! This was due...
2nd Jun 2017, 13:26
Replies: 11
Views: 2,217
Posted By crablab

Look at eBay - you can generally get last year's...

Look at eBay - you can generally get last year's model for 1/3rd of the price! I personally recommend ThinkPads and you can get something like a T450s for 400.

Re, removing bloatware. The best...
28th May 2017, 11:26
Replies: 8
Views: 1,870
Posted By crablab

Re the phone line, it is very easy to set up VoIP...

Re the phone line, it is very easy to set up VoIP and use SPA devices to "covert" BT landline phones (ie. Normal phones) to VoIP so you can use your old phones with your new, non-Openreach connection...
Forum: ATC Issues
21st Apr 2017, 09:15
Replies: 15
Views: 3,716
Posted By crablab

Circular runways: Engineer defends his proposal -...

Circular runways: Engineer defends his proposal - BBC News (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-39643292)

Apparently they are going to put the ILS on a railway that rotates round...
20th Apr 2017, 17:25
Replies: 56
Views: 16,065
Posted By crablab

Indeed not, because it's a FLARM device. If it's...

Indeed not, because it's a FLARM device. If it's not a FLARM device and, for the sake of hypothesis, you're using a non-FLARM device and breaking encryption then it would be illegal.
20th Apr 2017, 13:56
Replies: 56
Views: 16,065
Posted By crablab

Technically, if you are breaking any encryption...

Technically, if you are breaking any encryption that means you are gaining unauthorised access to data/a system which is illegal under the Computer Misuse Act.

I don't know whether FLARM data is...
20th Apr 2017, 09:15
Replies: 28
Views: 5,042
Posted By crablab

Some Googling will probably help you with that......

Some Googling will probably help you with that...

Agree with the sentiments above as to flying one without training though... IFR flying is drastically underestimated by some VFR pilots. Having...
15th Apr 2017, 09:24
Replies: 30
Views: 5,689
Posted By crablab

Just do a WHOIS on the domain?

Just do a WHOIS on the domain?
15th Apr 2017, 09:19
Replies: 14
Views: 2,253
Posted By crablab

I think it is a little hard to blame it on the...

I think it is a little hard to blame it on the "nerds" and "geeks". People don't often realise how removed we, the people actually writing the code, are from the decision making and how many people...
1st Apr 2017, 20:19
Replies: 56
Views: 16,065
Posted By crablab

That doesn't exist and wouldn't work technically...

That doesn't exist and wouldn't work technically with consumer hardware as GPS is "passive". It is conceivably possible using ACARS to send your position up to Immarsat's server who then calculate...
1st Apr 2017, 16:21
Replies: 53
Views: 29,619
Posted By crablab

Looking at the videos it certainly looks like a...

Looking at the videos it certainly looks like a RH gear collapse.

I wouldn't have said the landing was particularly hard.
Replies: 20
Views: 5,113
Posted By crablab

Re. Class 1: You should a) read through the...

Re. Class 1:

You should a) read through the exclusions list and check you don't feature on any of the exclusions b) go and get your initial Class 1 with all the harrowing ECGs etc.

If you...
Replies: 6
Views: 1,068
Posted By crablab

Oh yeah but this has been pointed out numerous...

Oh yeah but this has been pointed out numerous times by the airline industry and it has all fallen on deaf ears! :ugh:
1st Apr 2017, 15:28
Replies: 1,689
Views: 876,152
Posted By crablab

In fairness there is a rumour that IAG about to...

In fairness there is a rumour that IAG about to do a bulk order to tide them over for the next few years. Whether that will include A380s is doubtful... :hmm:
1st Apr 2017, 15:26
Replies: 20
Views: 4,653
Posted By crablab

Sounds like it could well be a virus. Have you...

Sounds like it could well be a virus.
Have you got anti-virus and is it running?
1st Apr 2017, 11:47
Replies: 56
Views: 16,065
Posted By crablab

You can get that. It's called a Mode S...

You can get that. It's called a Mode S transponder with Extended Squitter and a certified GPS. About 5k from Garmin I believe for ADS-B In and Out and should work with SkyDemon.
1st Apr 2017, 09:46
Replies: 27
Views: 7,532
Posted By crablab

I'm fairness it doesn't look too badly damaged....

I'm fairness it doesn't look too badly damaged. The cost will be getting it off the beach methinks.
1st Apr 2017, 01:20
Replies: 8
Views: 1,938
Posted By crablab

Almost certainly not as anything at CPL or above...

Almost certainly not as anything at CPL or above requires you to have Class 1 and with the best will in the world I doubt, with those kind of conditions, and AME will sign you off.
1st Apr 2017, 01:04
Replies: 27
Views: 7,532
Posted By crablab

Ditto that. Have flown that aircraft and it most...

Ditto that. Have flown that aircraft and it most defiantly has the locker! May even have a picture...

EDIT:

I did have a picture :)

http://i.imgur.com/74Njv6M.jpg
1st Apr 2017, 00:57
Replies: 56
Views: 16,065
Posted By crablab

Distractions are an important point. ...

Distractions are an important point.

Ideally, if everyone has ADS-B you would see, during your scan that there is someone ahead, similar altitude and heading your way. So you take some avoiding...
1st Apr 2017, 00:24
Replies: 63
Views: 11,900
Posted By crablab

Stansted is not in America. Thus, we do not shoot...

Stansted is not in America. Thus, we do not shoot people that tresspass on it.
I agree, it was most inconvenient for some passengers and cost airlines some money but, as has already been pointed...
1st Apr 2017, 00:07
Replies: 56
Views: 16,065
Posted By crablab

I think mid-airs with drones are more frequent...

I think mid-airs with drones are more frequent than other aircraft at the moment!
Although saying that there was the PA-28 collision in the London vicinity which only serves to reinforce the...
27th Mar 2017, 17:55
Replies: 56
Views: 16,065
Posted By crablab

FullWings: entirely agree. But ADS-B IS the...

FullWings: entirely agree. But ADS-B IS the standard, isn't it? the FAA mandate it and it's being pushed by EASA. FLARM, OpenFLARM, P3i etc. have just sprung up of their own accord as a "distraction"...
27th Mar 2017, 17:24
Replies: 56
Views: 16,065
Posted By crablab

Did you read my last sentence? You can do it,...

Did you read my last sentence?
You can do it, legally, with PilotAware, without a certified GPS.

Read here
...
27th Mar 2017, 12:50
Replies: 56
Views: 16,065
Posted By crablab

A device can only support one connection per...

A device can only support one connection per antenna.
They can indeed.
The multitude of systems is indeed the problem, hence why I suggest things like Stratux that use the industry standard (ADS-B...
27th Mar 2017, 09:48
Replies: 18
Views: 3,213
Posted By crablab

Doesn't happen to YOU every day or every hour. ...

Doesn't happen to YOU every day or every hour.
Do you switch off security when parking your car? Do you leave it unlocked with the keys in the ignition? Is having to press the lock button on the...
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