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4th Dec 2021, 08:27
Replies: 12
Views: 1,226
Posted By gipsymagpie

Of note in the world of helis, we gone to...

Of note in the world of helis, we gone to something similar for initial IR (since new CAA FEM in April). Manual only for initial climb, 3D approach and general handling sections. For renewal and...
2nd Nov 2021, 10:52
Replies: 27
Views: 11,847
Posted By gipsymagpie

RAF Crew prank at gunpoint

All ideas for pranks when you have had a drink turn out spectacularly bad.

https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/16603833/raf-pilot-hostage-gunpoint-prank/

"A JUNIOR RAF pilot was taken hostage at...
22nd Oct 2021, 11:57
Replies: 12
Views: 1,140
Posted By gipsymagpie

Both. I know of many pilots who do so now.

Both. I know of many pilots who do so now.
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Oct 2021, 11:52
Replies: 46
Views: 3,457
Posted By gipsymagpie

Legend. Thanks for that. That will be great...

Legend. Thanks for that.

That will be great news to some guys I know. The snag for some might be the need to be an EU citizen to get most of the EU pilot jobs that need the EASA licence but...
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Oct 2021, 09:41
Replies: 46
Views: 3,457
Posted By gipsymagpie

Which states interpret it like that? The ones I...

Which states interpret it like that? The ones I have asked (Netherlands/Germany/France) do not.
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Oct 2021, 14:58
Replies: 46
Views: 3,457
Posted By gipsymagpie

Yey. Don't forget the medical you already had,...

Yey. Don't forget the medical you already had, the ratings, the certification standards, the same rules....
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Oct 2021, 14:54
Replies: 46
Views: 3,457
Posted By gipsymagpie

Nope. There's 14 exams to do first

Nope. There's 14 exams to do first
20th Oct 2021, 20:43
Replies: 12
Views: 1,140
Posted By gipsymagpie

Ah joy. I am pretty sure the CAA Head of...

Ah joy. I am pretty sure the CAA Head of Licensing (see sig block on 1495) will be redoing 1495. He will be bombarded by the many Head of Training who would face losing multiple TRE on 31 Oct...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Oct 2021, 20:25
Replies: 46
Views: 3,457
Posted By gipsymagpie

convert is very different to validation. You are...

convert is very different to validation. You are basically validated already until the end of 2022 under a blanket approval. If you held your EASA licence before 2021 there is a streamlined (ish)...
13th Oct 2021, 14:04
Replies: 0
Views: 283
Posted By gipsymagpie

Sky Echo/GDL90 and Runway HD - broken NOTAM function

Does anyone who uses Sky Echo or similar with RunwayHD have an issue with NOTAM download at the moment?

on my system, when GDL90 is enabled for the Sky Echo, the automatic and manual NOTAM...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Oct 2021, 20:11
Replies: 20
Views: 3,105
Posted By gipsymagpie

NAVBLUE has the procedures as per original...

NAVBLUE has the procedures as per original message (one for each runway with LNAV and LNAV/VNAV minima). They definitely exist.

From the FOBN:

For APP mode to engage (assuming 2D approach)
...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Oct 2021, 08:23
Replies: 20
Views: 3,105
Posted By gipsymagpie

Or maybe....

So I have spoken to someone in the know and an alternative solution has presented itself. Rhey had the same issue a while ago and it was due to some settings being different in a replacement GTN.
...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Oct 2021, 07:27
Replies: 20
Views: 3,105
Posted By gipsymagpie

SBAS

From my notes, I think it's an issue of SBAS. App mode needs SBAS to function and the aircraft uses NAV instead if reliant upon RAIM instead. You should be under the GAGAN SBAS at that airfield. ...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Sep 2021, 21:40
Replies: 12
Views: 3,168
Posted By gipsymagpie

Ah, so that's the guy that landed in fog at...

Ah, so that's the guy that landed in fog at Barton this week.
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Sep 2021, 12:39
Replies: 68
Views: 11,238
Posted By gipsymagpie

Ha! If you baulk at that, the French dangle a...

Ha! If you baulk at that, the French dangle a basket with people in it down between the wires. Admittedly it's from a twin engined 135 and Airbus UK (Capt Ormshaw) did extensive trials to confirm the...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Sep 2021, 21:43
Replies: 14
Views: 3,050
Posted By gipsymagpie

You are right, they do look weirdly loose. Now I...

You are right, they do look weirdly loose. Now I look closer I have seen similar looseness in a photo of DRF D3. Our mod kits are still in the boxes so cannot compare to ours
1st Sep 2021, 22:57
Replies: 2
Views: 571
Posted By gipsymagpie

For EASA, the reference is Appendix 9 of Part...

For EASA, the reference is Appendix 9 of Part FCL. It just says holding procedures with no mention of timing tolerance. We 100% permit use of the FMS automation in our operation.
28th Aug 2021, 18:16
Replies: 10
Views: 1,206
Posted By gipsymagpie

If you are in the UK, this is covered in the...

If you are in the UK, this is covered in the Examiner Handbooks for Aeroplanes and Helicopters. Search for "Scheduling" in both cases. And its 2 hrs.
8th Aug 2021, 15:46
Replies: 248
Views: 88,446
Posted By gipsymagpie

Can I suggest a look through of this published at...

Can I suggest a look through of this published at the end of July by the RAF?

https://www.raf.mod.uk/serving-families/news/raf-pensions-mccloud-judgment-update/

A line that jumped out at me was...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Jul 2021, 09:03
Replies: 10
Views: 2,813
Posted By gipsymagpie

Sorry that is total rubbish. I was looking at...

Sorry that is total rubbish. I was looking at the first version of the supplement. Cat A operations are now permitted.

So big picture, Airbus want to sell more H135T3H. So the engineers look at...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Jul 2021, 08:32
Replies: 10
Views: 2,813
Posted By gipsymagpie

No Cat A profiles I think

No Cat A profiles I think
9th Jul 2021, 21:57
Replies: 266
Views: 54,937
Posted By gipsymagpie

I wonder how RAF CAM are going to do all their...

I wonder how RAF CAM are going to do all their trials work now?
9th Jul 2021, 21:53
Replies: 50
Views: 5,191
Posted By gipsymagpie

No signal still available - we are surrounded on...

No signal still available - we are surrounded on 4 sides by people who are members of EGNOS…
9th Jul 2021, 21:51
Replies: 50
Views: 5,191
Posted By gipsymagpie

2 RIMS in the UK. They’ve said they will keep...

2 RIMS in the UK. They’ve said they will keep them running. The Channel listed against each LPV has nothing to do with any transmission or receipt of a signal. It’s a legacy of how approaches are...
8th Jul 2021, 15:42
Replies: 50
Views: 5,191
Posted By gipsymagpie

So somewhat helpfully, one of our GTN 750...

So somewhat helpfully, one of our GTN 750 equipped types has a full list of what we still have, even though EGNOS SoL (and hence SBAS) is gone. So:

LNAV are fine.
LNAV+V are fine (provided you...
8th Jul 2021, 13:45
Replies: 50
Views: 5,191
Posted By gipsymagpie

Turns out I was wrong. The UK government have...

Turns out I was wrong. The UK government have utterly thrown us into the dark ages. There is now quite literally no basis for using SBAS for aviation in the UK.

The SoL service as it turns out...
7th Jul 2021, 23:48
Replies: 50
Views: 5,191
Posted By gipsymagpie

you absolutely cannot fly to lpv minima. But it...

you absolutely cannot fly to lpv minima. But it specifically says lnav/vnav minima are unaffected. And as shown above lnav/vnav can be flown using SBAS VNAV. So fly the lnav/vnav. Which is...
7th Jul 2021, 23:44
Replies: 50
Views: 5,191
Posted By gipsymagpie

What they might do is code the approaches as they...

What they might do is code the approaches as they were before 2018. LNAV/VNAV wouldn't load on an SBAS receiver unless you had baro VNAV (I think its via means of changing one parameter on the...
7th Jul 2021, 22:18
Replies: 50
Views: 5,191
Posted By gipsymagpie

Sorry - but cheeky about the AIRAC date - I see...

Sorry - but cheeky about the AIRAC date - I see the date on the GTN every time I start the aircraft and know with a sinking feeling that I’ll be the one doing the update in the aircraft if I actually...
7th Jul 2021, 19:11
Replies: 50
Views: 5,191
Posted By gipsymagpie

Thanks, this is worth clarifying. As Alex...

Thanks, this is worth clarifying. As Alex mentions this is worth explaining properly - below is a holding message to wet your appetite. I will provide the full explanation interfrastically.


...
7th Jul 2021, 12:40
Replies: 50
Views: 5,191
Posted By gipsymagpie

That's not right. The CAA haven't taken a...

That's not right. The CAA haven't taken a pragmatic view it's the regulations that changed. ICAO have decided that all LNAV/VNAV can be flown with SBAS for vertical guidance - it's fine,...
6th Jul 2021, 21:52
Replies: 50
Views: 5,191
Posted By gipsymagpie

GTN 750 is probably the same but I don't think...

GTN 750 is probably the same but I don't think it's a necessary step. Fly with the LPV indications but to LNAV/VNAV minima as mentioned above. It's pretty similar to a Cat III ILS. All the...
5th Jul 2021, 20:03
Replies: 50
Views: 5,191
Posted By gipsymagpie

Ah fair point. My system is only certified for...

Ah fair point. My system is only certified for the LNAV/VNAV SBAS not LNAV/VNAV Baro. The LNAV/VNAV SBAS approach is a combo of an LNAV (linear) and a VNAV SBAS (angular). But the Garmin 750 we...
5th Jul 2021, 18:58
Replies: 50
Views: 5,191
Posted By gipsymagpie

It's all to do with the airport not the aircraft...

It's all to do with the airport not the aircraft operator. The SoL service paried with a working agreement between the airport and EGNOS (an EWA) meant that EGNOS was legally responsible not the...
5th Jul 2021, 18:53
Replies: 50
Views: 5,191
Posted By gipsymagpie

Some bedtime reading on how LNAV/VNAV came to be...

Some bedtime reading on how LNAV/VNAV came to be flown using SBAS.
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