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25th May 2010, 13:28
Replies: 22
Views: 6,224
Posted By CirrusF

Over Wales was it? Probably the loady was just...

Over Wales was it? Probably the loady was just having a wazz.
10th May 2010, 18:16
Replies: 174
Views: 52,908
Posted By CirrusF

If it was some sort of technical failure, I...

If it was some sort of technical failure, I expect the RAF would have let us know by now in a fanfare of publicity. The fact that they have not made any press release suggests it is another one of...
9th May 2010, 19:58
Replies: 4
Views: 2,920
Posted By CirrusF

He missed out the bit where you barf into the...

He missed out the bit where you barf into the sickbag, then hoof it at the loadie as you go out of the door. Also, I can't see him laughing as he takes photos of his mates writhing in agony on the DZ...
9th May 2010, 19:50
Replies: 69
Views: 32,388
Posted By CirrusF

Very impressive - but wouldn't the aircraft at...

Very impressive - but wouldn't the aircraft at the back be plum in the downdraft wakes of the preceding aircraft?
9th May 2010, 19:38
Replies: 18
Views: 2,538
Posted By CirrusF

TTN - you are correct that in the UK there is...

TTN - you are correct that in the UK there is more respect and acknowledgement for the enormous sacrifice of Russians in WW2, at least amongst the educated population.

Popular culture is another...
23rd Apr 2010, 17:04
Replies: 13
Views: 2,275
Posted By CirrusF

There doesn't appear to be any de-icing systems...

There doesn't appear to be any de-icing systems on the leading edges (and by inference the prop). If I am correct, isn't that going to somewhat limit the operational scope?

Also the engine...
Replies: 31
Views: 17,030
Posted By CirrusF

I have about 400 hours on the original DA42, and...

I have about 400 hours on the original DA42, and about 60 on the NG.

The AE300 engines are about 35kg heavier than the Thielerts, mostly due to having a cast-iron block instead of aluminium. This...
17th Apr 2010, 22:06
Replies: 28
Views: 12,146
Posted By CirrusF

Tourist Not bitter at all - you just...

Tourist

Not bitter at all - you just confirm to me that the RAF have low standards of integrity if they accept candidates who lie at their medicals. I knew full well, even in 1985, that telling...
15th Apr 2010, 22:30
Replies: 8
Views: 2,842
Posted By CirrusF

More pertinent would be a video of the F35A RAF...

More pertinent would be a video of the F35A RAF version being tested for a wheels up landing...
27th Mar 2010, 19:54
Replies: 16
Views: 3,664
Posted By CirrusF

More interesting than fictitious unfortunate...

More interesting than fictitious unfortunate names, are the genuinely unfortunate ones.

There genuinely used to be a "Doctor De'ath" at Caius College, Cambridge in the late 80s - I don't know...
26th Mar 2010, 21:08
Replies: 73
Views: 11,764
Posted By CirrusF

What is the training for CCAST medics? Do they...

What is the training for CCAST medics? Do they join direct from NHS and do a PQO course at Cranwell? Or are they RAF career medics?

And if you want some background reading on the incident that...
11th Mar 2010, 21:33
Replies: 26
Views: 2,741
Posted By CirrusF

It'll be interesting to see how this evolves over...

It'll be interesting to see how this evolves over the coming years if pay and conditions for professional pilots continue to be eroded at such a rate as is happening today.

Better that...
17th Feb 2010, 12:07
Replies: 11
Views: 2,041
Posted By CirrusF

You could also consider going to the USA. I did...

You could also consider going to the USA. I did my aero MSc at M.I.T - I was lucky enough to win a Kennedy Scholarship to pay for the first year, but then I worked as a teaching assistant for the...
13th Feb 2010, 11:55
Replies: 7
Views: 1,915
Posted By CirrusF

Try Speedwings, GVA

Try Speedwings, GVA
13th Feb 2010, 10:28
Replies: 2
Views: 8,799
Posted By CirrusF

Thank you that is a useful link. The older...

Thank you that is a useful link.

The older C525s have Universal FMS - it can be briefly confusing when jumping between different aircraft. I managed to find a download for Universal FMS for Lear...
12th Feb 2010, 11:49
Replies: 2
Views: 8,799
Posted By CirrusF

Rockwell-Collins FMS Manuals in PDF form

Does anybody know of a download link to Collins Proline FMS manuals for C525? Ideally I need all the versions - I fly several different aircraft with different versions in each.
11th Feb 2010, 15:02
Replies: 440
Views: 274,139
Posted By CirrusF

Just heard a report on French radio that BEA have...

Just heard a report on French radio that BEA have released a statement to say that all flight instruments were in full working order until impact.
10th Feb 2010, 13:49
Replies: 33
Views: 6,931
Posted By CirrusF

And so how is that any different from if the...

And so how is that any different from if the parents had been first to arrive on the scene themselves? The press coverage didn't cause or worsen the violence.
10th Feb 2010, 12:41
Replies: 64
Views: 12,744
Posted By CirrusF

It will be interesting to see how it performs in...

It will be interesting to see how it performs in the mountains. Where I live in south of France, the Securité Civile were given EC-145s to replace their old Ecureils. The speed of the EC-145 is great...
10th Feb 2010, 11:13
Replies: 33
Views: 6,931
Posted By CirrusF

I don't see the problem here - anything that gets...

I don't see the problem here - anything that gets the reality of what is going on over to the public is good. We are lucky to live in a democracy, but for it to work effectively, then the voters have...
8th Feb 2010, 14:35
Replies: 31
Views: 3,648
Posted By CirrusF

Not so - recovery from both erect and inverted...

Not so - recovery from both erect and inverted spins is part of the syllabus for civilian FI course in France.
6th Feb 2010, 14:17
Replies: 31
Views: 3,648
Posted By CirrusF

You forgot "add right rudder to counter prop...

You forgot "add right rudder to counter prop induced yaw"




This is not consistent with what I was taught on UK PPL nor French CPL - I think you are trying to provoke an argument.

On...
6th Feb 2010, 12:26
Replies: 18
Views: 2,174
Posted By CirrusF

Yes Assuming second pilot holds a...

Yes



Assuming second pilot holds a JAR licence:

a) If Captain is a JAR FI or C525 TRI, then the second pilot can log as PUT.

b) If Captain holds MCC, and second pilot holds C525 type...
4th Feb 2010, 20:26
Replies: 8
Views: 3,837
Posted By CirrusF

That's bad luck, or (maybe) bad judgement - I've...

That's bad luck, or (maybe) bad judgement - I've skied and snowboarded Oberstdorf (including Riedbergerhorn) for a season and it is not a high-risk area. I see it was fairly warm there today - it...
26th Jan 2010, 18:45
Replies: 1
Views: 597
Posted By CirrusF

"Mentor Pilots" - status in EASA land?

Some owner-operators of VLJs are required by their insurance to have a "Mentor Pilot" with them. What (if any) is the regulatory status of the mentor in EASA land? Who is PIC? What are the...
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