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13th Oct 2020, 03:26
6th Oct 2020, 03:35
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Views: 22,144
Posted By Dan Winterland

787/350s instead of the 777-300X more like.

787/350s instead of the 777-300X more like.
4th Oct 2020, 05:15
Replies: 31
Views: 3,409
Posted By Dan Winterland

The emphasis on the RAF CFS style of instruction...

The emphasis on the RAF CFS style of instruction is to create a good learning environment. Of course, much of this is taken away from the 'coal face' instructor and is in the hands of the management...
4th Oct 2020, 05:09
Replies: 38
Views: 6,976
Posted By Dan Winterland

Don't forget that the Dominies spent a lot of...

Don't forget that the Dominies spent a lot of their life at low level, an environment not envisaged for the type's operation - but being originally a De Havilland design, it was built strong. ...
29th Sep 2020, 11:06
Replies: 12
Views: 1,916
Posted By Dan Winterland

All will use English for non-native language...

All will use English for non-native language speakers
21st Sep 2020, 15:14
Replies: 59
Views: 30,607
Posted By Dan Winterland

A large number of pilot friends in the UK seem to...

A large number of pilot friends in the UK seem to be driving delivery vans.

Same same, but different.
1st Sep 2020, 05:46
Replies: 221
Views: 103,549
Posted By Dan Winterland

Because CX took the government financial...

Because CX took the government financial assistance. One of the stipulations was that no people were to be made redundant during the period of help - which ended yesterday.
26th Aug 2020, 05:29
Replies: 130
Views: 33,672
Posted By Dan Winterland

Yes. They should have bought the KC30!

Yes. They should have bought the KC30!
17th Aug 2020, 06:00
Replies: 3
Views: 452
Posted By Dan Winterland

It's a conundrum. Accountants have pared...

It's a conundrum. Accountants have pared training to the bone and the industry has embraced SOPs as the solution to training deficiencies. And the simulators only reproduce the faults in the...
17th Aug 2020, 05:45
Replies: 31
Views: 6,247
Posted By Dan Winterland

Once, I failed to organise my usual holding post...

Once, I failed to organise my usual holding post (gliding at Bicester) and horror of horrors, was sent to Barnwood to reorganise all the GD(P) files. Of course, the first one I did was my own and I...
13th Aug 2020, 06:48
Replies: 66
Views: 26,028
Posted By Dan Winterland

This is factoring only the virus into the...

This is factoring only the virus into the equation . I reckon it's going to be worse if you take into account the damage caused by the political situation.
3rd Aug 2020, 17:10
Replies: 40
Views: 6,577
Posted By Dan Winterland

Frightened a few though!

Frightened a few though!
1st Aug 2020, 11:31
Replies: 40
Views: 6,577
Posted By Dan Winterland

As a QFI, if you had a student with gliding...

As a QFI, if you had a student with gliding experience, you had struck gold. Good stick and rudder skills, could fly attitudes without an AI, head always out of the cockpit - and teaching PFLs was a...
30th Jul 2020, 15:24
Replies: 40
Views: 6,577
Posted By Dan Winterland

As an ex QFI from a while back, I would say a PPL...

As an ex QFI from a while back, I would say a PPL is not a benefit. You will have many 'bad habits' to lose before becoming effective military pilot. Gliding - now that's a good start!
20th Jul 2020, 14:29
Replies: 87
Views: 10,250
Posted By Dan Winterland

I flew the 747 after flying the VC10. When doing...

I flew the 747 after flying the VC10. When doing the 747 ground school course, I was mildly surprised that many of the 747 systems were remarkably similar to the VC10s. For example, the electric...
14th Jul 2020, 07:04
Replies: 669
Views: 390,758
Posted By Dan Winterland

I recall reading about it elsewhere some time...

I recall reading about it elsewhere some time ago, but I don't recall where. A straight plan-form can be sufficient for high speed flight if the fineness ratio is high - as in the F104. longitudinal...
10th Jul 2020, 16:52
Replies: 25
Views: 6,074
Posted By Dan Winterland

I love the fact that the titanium ore used to...

I love the fact that the titanium ore used to make the A12 and SR71 was clandestinely purchased from the Soviet Union.
10th Jul 2020, 16:48
Replies: 36
Views: 9,957
Posted By Dan Winterland

Two Newest RAF Pilots Earned their Wings in...

Two Newest RAF Pilots Earned their Wings in 'Record Time' | Aero-News Network (http://aero-news.net/index.cfm?do=main.textpost&id=d454aa2b-041c-43a9-8e9b-6e95f4fe05de)

One way round it. FFS!
10th Jul 2020, 07:55
Replies: 669
Views: 390,758
Posted By Dan Winterland

The DH110 design had one major flaw in the...

The DH110 design had one major flaw in the straight tailplane which would suffer from compressability before the mainplane - a bit of a disaster for stability at high Mach numbers. In service, the...
Replies: 3
Views: 494
Posted By Dan Winterland

When I converted my JAA ATPL to EASA, there was a...

When I converted my JAA ATPL to EASA, there was a box to tick if you wished for a UK ATPL to be issued at the same time - at no extra cost.
7th Jul 2020, 08:07
Replies: 9
Views: 3,011
Posted By Dan Winterland

Many of the UK based CX and KA guys use Mark...

Many of the UK based CX and KA guys use Mark Pentelow. I can personally recommend him. He used to work for the Inland Revenue before becoming an accountant.
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Forum: Questions
2nd Jul 2020, 04:51
Replies: 43
Views: 15,711
Posted By Dan Winterland

Hong Kong has protected zones at the each end of...

Hong Kong has protected zones at the each end of the airport. The zones vary depending on the height of the boat.
1st Jul 2020, 07:54
Replies: 21
Views: 12,956
Posted By Dan Winterland

I discovered on a ramp check in the PRC that all...

I discovered on a ramp check in the PRC that all the mainland licences are held on a central CAAC database and this is what the ramp inspectors will check first. Yet, they didn't like our digital...
1st Jul 2020, 07:45
Replies: 45
Views: 6,823
Posted By Dan Winterland

The 18 weeks I did was more than enough to learn...

The 18 weeks I did was more than enough to learn how to make your toecaps shiny and build tripods out of pine poles. Oh, and something called SMEAC.
30th Jun 2020, 16:04
Replies: 21
Views: 12,956
Posted By Dan Winterland

The EASA licence holder also has to carry a...

The EASA licence holder also has to carry a recognised form of photo ID for it to be considered valid.
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