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Forum: Tech Log
23rd Oct 2020, 13:49
Replies: 5
Views: 449
Posted By Tinstaafl

Unfortunately no access to manuals now. It was...

Unfortunately no access to manuals now. It was all electronic on company issued iPads, although I don't recall seeing any of that info in the info we had access to.
Forum: Tech Log
23rd Oct 2020, 04:21
Replies: 5
Views: 449
Posted By Tinstaafl

CRJ-900 pilot eye to maingear height?

So, I've been flying Bombardier CRJ200/700/900 (nearly all 7/9s) for the last couple of years, at least until SARS-CoV-2 got me laid off. Now I'm back to flying owner's planes in GA. It's been rather...
Replies: 7
Views: 1,066
Posted By Tinstaafl

Nor was it ever an issue even when (if?)...

Nor was it ever an issue even when (if?) questions were written with the CRP-5 as the model computer. I did my UK ATPL exams with a Jepp CR5, the smallest and arguably least accurate of the CR range,...
Replies: 11
Views: 579
Posted By Tinstaafl

Where did you get the idea that only the CRP5 is...

Where did you get the idea that only the CRP5 is permitted? The UK's CAA website states:

"Approved flight computers – CRP-1; CRP-5/CR-3/CR-6; ARC-2; E6B"
Forum: Questions
20th Oct 2020, 08:06
Replies: 3
Views: 336
Posted By Tinstaafl

Keep in mind that total energy available with the...

Keep in mind that total energy available with the air mass isn't just dynamic pressure. Think of static pressure & temperature for example.
Forum: Tech Log
7th Oct 2020, 21:53
Replies: 34
Views: 6,811
Posted By Tinstaafl

Let's see how a pilotless BN2 can cope with the...

Let's see how a pilotless BN2 can cope with the weather & airstrips in Shetland. I flew there & I just don't see automation technology being anywhere near having the ability, robustness, and...
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Sep 2020, 00:01
Replies: 35
Views: 2,347
Posted By Tinstaafl

I loved them as a kid in the 70s and into the...

I loved them as a kid in the 70s and into the 80's. I still have a box of hundreds of them. At least I think it's hundreds. A rather lot of them, I know that. I had them and my books shipped from...
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Aug 2020, 01:59
Replies: 57
Views: 9,429
Posted By Tinstaafl

Forgot about him. How long was his sentence? I...

Forgot about him. How long was his sentence? I don't remember.
28th Aug 2020, 01:45
Replies: 46
Views: 7,893
Posted By Tinstaafl

I had a leather jacket made to order by a mob in...

I had a leather jacket made to order by a mob in Sydney some 30 years ago. I based it on one of their off the rack models and had them make some changes: I added pen pockets on the upper L sleeve, a...
13th Aug 2020, 03:15
Replies: 11
Views: 1,429
Posted By Tinstaafl

In a Kingair with PT6 engines, 'dead leg, dead...

In a Kingair with PT6 engines, 'dead leg, dead engine' may also lead to 'dead pilot'. There's a single point failure in the PT6 that causes an immediate torque runaway on the affected engine. ...
Forum: Tech Log
13th Aug 2020, 03:05
Replies: 16
Views: 3,227
Posted By Tinstaafl

Baro. alt. has a greater variation in true...

Baro. alt. has a greater variation in true altitude, compared to rad. alt. The closer proximity to the ground for Cat II compared to Cat I means the approach design is predicated on the more...
18th Jul 2020, 01:24
Replies: 18
Views: 2,122
Posted By Tinstaafl

Exactly what BPA just said. And also: Make...

Exactly what BPA just said. And also:

Make damn sure they thoroughly understand the certification performance requirements for the different MTOW or speed categories. You do not want them flying...
Replies: 4
Views: 542
Posted By Tinstaafl

Exam technique: RTFQ ie read the question...

Exam technique: RTFQ ie read the question carefully so you work out what you're supposed to work out.

Better exam technique: RTFQ + ATFQ ie as before but make sure you answer what the question...
8th Jul 2020, 23:22
Replies: 13
Views: 1,454
Posted By Tinstaafl

Interesting coincidence: A G450 fuselage was...

Interesting coincidence: A G450 fuselage was just advertised on Craigslist yesterday here in Orlando. I doubt it's close enough for you though.
12th Jun 2020, 23:26
Replies: 1,870
Views: 257,544
Posted By Tinstaafl

As much as I want to come home to visit my...

As much as I want to come home to visit my parents & siblings etc, you do *not* want to open borders to anyone coming from the US. COVID-19 'management' has been utterly abysmal here. It is in no...
Forum: Tech Log
12th Jun 2020, 22:50
Replies: 56
Views: 8,417
Posted By Tinstaafl

'Improved climb' calculations were part of Perf A...

'Improved climb' calculations were part of Perf A when I converted to a pommy ATPL in 1999.
6th Jun 2020, 01:59
Replies: 8
Views: 1,502
Posted By Tinstaafl

Not quite re where to depart from. It depends on...

Not quite re where to depart from. It depends on each country's own rules. In the US, for example, you can depart from any airstrip as long as the Customs office that covers that area is notified,...
6th Jun 2020, 01:49
Replies: 4
Views: 574
Posted By Tinstaafl

Two I've heard of, but know nothing about: ...

Two I've heard of, but know nothing about:

https://mintsoftwaresystems.com/crew-training/

https://www.crewdox.com/


I had to google 'airline crew training software' to find them.
Replies: 6
Views: 565
Posted By Tinstaafl

Oh, yes. The Jepp. CRs are computers. Sorry....

Oh, yes. The Jepp. CRs are computers.

Sorry. I've seen similar questions to yours asked so many times over the years I just tend to lump them all in to the same 'Which...
4th Jun 2020, 21:10
Replies: 4
Views: 574
Posted By Tinstaafl

'Airplane Manager' might work for you. It's been...

'Airplane Manager' might work for you. It's been years since I looked at it, but I think I recall it had a training & checking module/function.
4th Jun 2020, 21:05
Replies: 7
Views: 1,636
Posted By Tinstaafl

<wondering aloud> I have a Graduate Certificate...

<wondering aloud> I have a Graduate Certificate in Adult Education & Training from New England University from when I worked at BAe Tamworth. I wonder if that would bypass the Cert IV thing?
Replies: 6
Views: 565
Posted By Tinstaafl

I recommend the Jepp. CR types. I think they're...

I recommend the Jepp. CR types. I think they're easier & faster to use. Also, compared to the Pooleys type used in the UK for ATPL, require fewer steps to do some Mach problems. I did Oz IR, ATPL,...
Replies: 5
Views: 474
Posted By Tinstaafl

...as long as you already have the HP sign off,...

...as long as you already have the HP sign off, off course.
6th May 2020, 23:30
Replies: 20
Views: 2,339
Posted By Tinstaafl

27/09, that's the case in Oz & NZ, but most...

27/09, that's the case in Oz & NZ, but most places in the world the rules are different: To be paid as a pilot you must have at least a CPL.
1st Apr 2020, 19:16
Replies: 1
Views: 474
Posted By Tinstaafl

Short answer: No. Longer answer: You must...

Short answer: No.
Longer answer: You must have the right or approval to work in the US in order to...um...work in the US. Doesn't matter what the job is. A residency permit ('greencard') is...
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