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6th Apr 2021, 06:46
Replies: 33
Views: 5,508
Posted By Double Back

TOO, same here, from my airline Years, if the...

TOO, same here, from my airline Years, if the refueling crew made a mistake having too much fuel added, we were in trouble if MTOWt did not allow for it. Most airports would treat is as chemical...
5th Apr 2021, 08:46
Replies: 33
Views: 5,508
Posted By Double Back

Nice reactions! I like B2N2's tip:...

Nice reactions! I like B2N2's tip: https://www.aircraftspruce.com/catalog/appages/gatsfueljar.phpMore people use this?
Indeed we are being watched more and more with our "polluting" and noisy...
4th Apr 2021, 12:46
Replies: 33
Views: 5,508
Posted By Double Back

To drain or not to drain

In the early days of my flying career (long time ago, started with a few years of GA before joining the heavy stuff) we'd use to "dispense" our drained fuel by throwing it away in an arc so that most...
22nd Mar 2021, 13:50
Replies: 33
Views: 3,408
Posted By Double Back

Do I LOVE PPRUNE!!!! and You Pilot DAR, tks a...

Do I LOVE PPRUNE!!!! and You Pilot DAR, tks a lot!!!

Never knew about these files, found several answers!
In order to help other people who like to look it up:
Go...
22nd Mar 2021, 07:06
Replies: 33
Views: 3,408
Posted By Double Back

One of the problems with GA aircraft is the lack...

One of the problems with GA aircraft is the lack of a DDG: dispatch deficiency guide. At least the airline I flew with, called it like that. You could find the equipment that was mandatory to be...
21st Mar 2021, 12:18
Replies: 33
Views: 3,408
Posted By Double Back

Scifi, You have a point with the noise cancelling...

Scifi, You have a point with the noise cancelling headsets. I mostly don't hear my SkyDemon warnings from my (leg supported) cradle, and I have a normal set of good ol' DCs, not even noise...
18th Mar 2021, 16:42
Replies: 33
Views: 3,408
Posted By Double Back

If I read the POH correctly, it should(or COULD)...

If I read the POH correctly, it should(or COULD) be tested, when in case You read the testing is an option/extension of the "check for stoppage". Working with those age-old POHs can be a challenge....
18th Mar 2021, 10:27
Replies: 33
Views: 3,408
Posted By Double Back

Yes, when I was a full time FI I let the students...

Yes, when I was a full time FI I let the students use a Kleenex. Who wants to have a mouthful of dead bugs :)
18th Mar 2021, 09:34
Replies: 33
Views: 3,408
Posted By Double Back

C172 stall warning test

We recently "discovered" that there are bellows type of small bottles that can be used to test the C172 stall wrng horn. In stead of that dreadful.......Its looks easier as finding a step-up to get...
8th Oct 2020, 19:22
Replies: 178
Views: 47,281
Posted By Double Back

Well, anyhow the crews were not tempted to make a...

Well, anyhow the crews were not tempted to make a nice close formation fly past, I'm sure it must have crossed their minds!.... But as an ex B744 driver, indeed a sad day. I did make lots of pics...
8th Oct 2020, 14:20
Replies: 30
Views: 18,617
Posted By Double Back

Time traveller, YOU got my thoughts.

Time traveller, YOU got my thoughts.
8th Oct 2020, 09:43
Replies: 30
Views: 18,617
Posted By Double Back

Did't hear of any government shedding employees,...

Did't hear of any government shedding employees, or cutting down on cost...
3rd Oct 2020, 16:59
Replies: 57
Sticky Headset?
Views: 21,068
Posted By Double Back

Working with old style DC's I am looking for a...

Working with old style DC's I am looking for a "splitter" or something else to connect my tablet to the headset, so I can hear my SkyDemon better. . In this thread the firm Avee is mentioned but...
28th Jul 2020, 18:35
Replies: 178
Views: 47,281
Posted By Double Back

From my 30 Years of airline flying, 22 were on...

From my 30 Years of airline flying, 22 were on B747 200/300/400. It NEVER bit me. It flew like a big C172. Flew through excessive turbulence over the Andes. Hit by lightning. Flew through a cyclone....
1st May 2020, 16:36
Replies: 19
Views: 4,213
Posted By Double Back

AirVenture 2020 Oshkosh cancelled

Just read from AVWEB that the Oshkosh Airventure 2020 has been cancelled.
Bugger. Would have been the first time I'd attended....
OK, it is by far not the biggest problem we have in aviation at the...
15th Mar 2020, 20:47
Replies: 18
Views: 3,056
Posted By Double Back

A simple checkout would not suffice, It might be...

A simple checkout would not suffice, It might be happening with comparable WX conditions but what if a month later the renter flies into WX conditions he is not used to? Yes the rookie renter could...
15th Mar 2020, 10:44
Replies: 18
Views: 3,056
Posted By Double Back

I don't believe in these crash courses. Only if...

I don't believe in these crash courses. Only if followed up by an equivalent type of flying, as only professional/military courses could offer. These courses have a controlled environment, like...
2nd Mar 2020, 11:29
Replies: 27
Views: 6,242
Posted By Double Back

I received a professional ab initio training...

I received a professional ab initio training starting in 1972. First trainer was an (aerobatic) Saab Safir 91D, manually operated gear, constant speed prop, cowl flaps and full IFR. We were...
14th Feb 2020, 10:02
Replies: 266
Views: 328,658
Posted By Double Back

Not even W/V measuring units along a RWY can be...

Not even W/V measuring units along a RWY can be trusted. I remember a long discussion with a MET chap (whose position was on a mayor airport) who noted bizarre wind values, even on quiet days. He...
6th Feb 2020, 03:06
Replies: 266
Views: 328,658
Posted By Double Back

Interesting. In my B744 days I showed many a F/O,...

Interesting. In my B744 days I showed many a F/O, during X-wind landings, how the wind vector on the ND or PFD changed dramatically as soon as the PF decrabbed the beast, or when the A/P decrabbed...
30th Jan 2020, 06:57
Replies: 54
Views: 54,129
Posted By Double Back

Dave Reid, so true. It was during a DC9...

Dave Reid, so true.
It was during a DC9 training session with a few F/O's doing touch and goes, we had a massive bird strike (a duck) on the RH windscreen on short final. Just red all over, blocking...
14th Jan 2020, 21:08
Replies: 674
Views: 1,617,596
Posted By Double Back

Just heard on the news that one of the guys who...

Just heard on the news that one of the guys who shot one of the videos has been arrested....
<Sigh>
10th Dec 2019, 16:57
Replies: 113
Views: 113,952
Posted By Double Back

Why is it that in the airline industry the HUD...

Why is it that in the airline industry the HUD seems to be a cheepo version of what the mil guys use? AFAIK their flying relies a lot on HUD, no matter what attitude they are in.
Again, I can't...
7th Dec 2019, 08:46
Replies: 59
Views: 72,700
Posted By Double Back

Carrying families, or groups like here with...

Carrying families, or groups like here with hunters (or mountain climbers,) , puts a tremendous pressure on the pilot. In this case he was family also and part of the group. Even more difficult....
4th Dec 2019, 18:28
Replies: 113
Views: 113,952
Posted By Double Back

In "my" days it was promoted to specify the type...

In "my" days it was promoted to specify the type of wind shear. If during the APP a "negative" shear or performance decreasing shear, was reported, a drop in speed (IAS) could be expected. The...
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