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15th Jun 2021, 12:46
Replies: 3
Views: 1,632
Posted By sheppey

A Forward Air Controller short story.

I hope the Mods let this one through but I placed this story on Australian Pprune rather than Military Aviation Forum, knowing there are quite a few long retired RAAF Forward Air Controllers from the...
14th Jun 2021, 10:09
Replies: 8
Views: 1,183
Posted By sheppey

Receiving the Online edition of Flight Safety Australia

I paid for and received the hard copy of Flight Safety Australia. I thought (mistakenly?) that the online version would be free seeing I have paid up for the hard copy.
CASA direct you to their...
Forum: Tech Log
12th Jun 2021, 12:58
Replies: 22
Views: 2,899
Posted By sheppey

Keep in mind the original purpose of the standby...

Keep in mind the original purpose of the standby ADI was specifically to be the "Umpire." In other words,if one of the two normal ADI's failed or gave suspected erroneous attitude information, an...
21st Apr 2021, 13:41
Replies: 850
Views: 830,937
Posted By sheppey

Following through the history of this crash up to...

Following through the history of this crash up to present date, it looks increasingly like the scene in the 737 simulator described by Centaurus at Post 309 date 18 January 2021, is uncomfortably...
30th Jan 2021, 08:48
Replies: 21
Views: 5,245
Posted By sheppey

737 SOP landing flap selected on downwind leg. Curious technique?

Question out of curiosity, An Aussie domestic airline flying 737's has an SOP is to use idle reverse for landings to reduce maintenence costs as well as fuel savings. The same airline has a stated...
29th Jan 2021, 23:25
Replies: 130
Views: 41,248
Posted By sheppey

I have often wonderd why not. I don't mean near...

I have often wonderd why not. I don't mean near the ground but at high altitude where double flameout in a thunderstorm has occurred. Garuda 737 for example. The drill in the QRH calls for a re-start...
28th Jan 2021, 11:22
Replies: 130
Views: 41,248
Posted By sheppey

The Malaysian AAIB report agreed with the...

The Malaysian AAIB report agreed with the captain’s declaration to reject the takeoff was well taken since the captain said it was unsafe to continue considering the airport surrounding terrain and...
6th Jan 2021, 12:33
Replies: 1,345
Views: 540,651
Posted By sheppey

For the same reason you should teach a child to...

For the same reason you should teach a child to still check all clear left and right before crossing a school pedestrian crossing with the Lollipop man. In this case, a precaution against A/T...
Forum: Tech Log
6th Jan 2021, 11:57
Replies: 308
Views: 42,020
Posted By sheppey

"Training" implies the ability to demonstrate a...

"Training" implies the ability to demonstrate a sequence where necessary. After all isn't that what the most junior flying instructor is required to do in a Cessna? It is indeed a rare simulator...
6th Jan 2021, 01:59
Replies: 1,345
Views: 540,651
Posted By sheppey

So true. Proves the saying that bullshit baffles...

So true. Proves the saying that bullshit baffles brains every time..
5th Jan 2021, 13:38
Replies: 1,345
Views: 540,651
Posted By sheppey

Can anyone tell me when this hand off the...

Can anyone tell me when this hand off the throttles at V1 technique originated? I suspect it was an Old Wives Tale that has got legs over time. When I learned to fly it was considered poor airmanship...
Forum: Tech Log
21st Nov 2020, 00:18
Replies: 70
Views: 14,756
Posted By sheppey

Well there you are then. What's all the hue and...

Well there you are then. What's all the hue and fuss about?

Regardlees what the N1 and N2 readings were (either instantaneously or some time later), if we are to believe the OP username...
Forum: Tech Log
20th Nov 2020, 12:42
Replies: 70
Views: 14,756
Posted By sheppey

That is correct. In the full flight level...

That is correct. In the full flight level D simulators I am familiar with, the actuation of the "Engine Seizure" selection starts the process with an instant very strong shaking of the...
Forum: Tech Log
20th Nov 2020, 08:36
Replies: 70
Views: 14,756
Posted By sheppey

The OP description of what he looked at in...

The OP description of what he looked at in deciding the action to take is too simplified. As Centaurus noted there was no mention by the OP of any other engine parameters. The whole subject...
Forum: Questions
4th Oct 2020, 13:29
Replies: 5
Views: 1,246
Posted By sheppey

Jet engines have been certified to cope with bird...

Jet engines have been certified to cope with bird strikes. Maybe not huge birds like eagles or condors necessarily, but average feathered friends.

On the other hand,a max takeoff weight high...
2nd Oct 2020, 11:39
Replies: 5
Views: 1,298
Posted By sheppey

Aviation Safety Foundation of Australia

Does anyone know if this organisation is still in existence? If so, where are its offices ?
7th Sep 2020, 14:54
Replies: 249
Views: 35,950
Posted By sheppey

DF. Try this link ...

DF. Try this link

https://press-files.anu.edu.au/downloads/press/p263591/pdf/book.pdf
3rd Sep 2020, 10:49
Replies: 46
Views: 8,866
Posted By sheppey

If you are concerned about fire risk make sure...

If you are concerned about fire risk make sure you aren't wearing a nylon wrist watch band. Or anything nylon. The material melts into your skin when exposed to flame and leaves terrible burns. Same...
Forum: Tech Log
3rd Sep 2020, 10:33
Replies: 16
Views: 3,755
Posted By sheppey

I notice that flying the FPV (the "Bird") is...

I notice that flying the FPV (the "Bird") is mentioned among the advice you have received. While the FPV makes it easier to fly accurately, you should be able to fly the aircraft just as accurately...
5th Aug 2020, 14:30
Replies: 7
Views: 1,588
Posted By sheppey

Wonderful description and thanks so much for...

Wonderful description and thanks so much for posting it. Have forwarded it to old colleagues who flew the F-111.
5th Aug 2020, 06:26
Replies: 50
Views: 66,736
Posted By sheppey

A question that has me puzzled. The KingAir...

A question that has me puzzled. The KingAir docket (Post 43) mentions that at the instant of engine failure the pilot initially applied wrong corrective rudder before reverting to correct rudder. At...
Forum: Tech Log
4th Aug 2020, 15:05
Replies: 46
Views: 7,342
Posted By sheppey

Presumably you will do the type rating in the...

Presumably you will do the type rating in the simulator. That being so, ask the instructor to teach you how to hand fly on raw data using manual throttles. That means lots of touch and go circuits....
Forum: Tech Log
3rd Aug 2020, 14:06
Replies: 92
Views: 20,024
Posted By sheppey

757 pilot had history of hairy landings

https://www.skybrary.aero/index.php/B752,_Alicante_Spain,_2017?utm_source=SKYbrary&utm_campaign=8caf3f4677-%23680+Can+we+improve+trainee+pilot+selection+t&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e405169b04-8caf3f...
28th Jul 2020, 05:57
Replies: 10
Views: 1,405
Posted By sheppey

Apologies for the slip-up. Text changed to...

Apologies for the slip-up. Text changed to "airborne."[/color]
28th Jul 2020, 05:03
Replies: 10
Views: 1,405
Posted By sheppey

In accidents of this nature (dark night takoff)...

In accidents of this nature (dark night takoff) where the direct cause is unknown, ATSB usually mention the possibility of somosogravic illusion. It becomes a catch-all phrase. In this accident the...
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