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16th Jan 2022, 08:25
Replies: 82
Views: 31,586
Posted By parkfell

If as appears the case the CVR was overwritten,...

If as appears the case the CVR was overwritten, does software exist
to ‘dig deep’ & recover more than the last current 2 hours ?
8th Dec 2021, 08:28
Replies: 20
Views: 12,856
Posted By parkfell

F-GUYZ PA 46

The BEA (AAIB) reported on this French accident which has all the hallmarks of a non AOC.
Fortunately no one was killed
Worth a close look through Google.
7th Dec 2021, 17:54
6th Dec 2021, 07:07
Replies: 80
Views: 25,777
Posted By parkfell

Flying a CAT 1 ILS with conditions above minima...

Flying a CAT 1 ILS with conditions above minima for CAT1…

As previously stated, a dual channel AP approach (CAT3) results in autotrimming up at around 350’RA.
You could fly Dual CH, remembering...
5th Dec 2021, 20:33
Replies: 80
Views: 25,777
Posted By parkfell

Easy to sit back in one’s armchair & pontificate....

Easy to sit back in one’s armchair & pontificate.
An unusual G/A which was probably never encountered before on the 737. Probably just read about it in the dim and distant.

One thing to bear in...
2nd Dec 2021, 07:54
Replies: 2,395
Views: 2,754,144
Posted By parkfell

The CAA enforcement need adequate resources and...

The CAA enforcement need adequate resources and legal authority to undertake HMRC style forensic examination of financial transactions where these unlawful activities are suspected.

Adequate...
1st Dec 2021, 10:21
Replies: 0
Views: 435
Posted By parkfell

CAA consultation on COST SHARING

The CAA have published a link for this subject and asking for your views…
29th Nov 2021, 16:08
Replies: 2,395
Views: 2,754,144
Posted By parkfell

If not already done, the CAA legal dept need to...

If not already done, the CAA legal dept need to explore the concept of Joint Liability so that when the likes of football agents etc need to hire an aircraft, they know full well that an AOC operator...
28th Nov 2021, 15:11
Replies: 2,395
Views: 2,754,144
Posted By parkfell

Those participating in these discussions are...

Those participating in these discussions are fully aware that this US registered aircraft was based in the UK, and not in the USA.
Commercial operations were not permitted by either the FAA, EASA,...
27th Nov 2021, 09:31
Replies: 2,395
Views: 2,754,144
Posted By parkfell

David Henderson aged 67 is fortunate that the CAA...

David Henderson aged 67 is fortunate that the CAA didn’t unearth sufficient evidence about ‘certain styles’ of alleged aviation activities prior to the Sala tragic accident.

Start with the...
23rd Nov 2021, 11:55
Replies: 48
Views: 8,530
Posted By parkfell

This was a highly successful middle aged business...

This was a highly successful middle aged business man. He was clearly not without intelligence.
His IQ was likely to be high average or even above the average by a significant amount.

There are...
22nd Nov 2021, 11:49
Replies: 48
Views: 8,530
Posted By parkfell

It is revealed that the deceased had a degree in...

It is revealed that the deceased had a degree in psychology. Why did he choose this degree?
Did he recognise something in himself which was ‘unusual’?
A clinical psychologist (specialising in...
21st Nov 2021, 19:18
Replies: 48
Views: 8,530
Posted By parkfell

I hope that PPL schools encourage their...

I hope that PPL schools encourage their customers/students to read the AAIB report and discuss it with others. Essential bedtime reading for pilots.

When I was learning to fly at Carlisle many...
20th Nov 2021, 20:33
Replies: 48
Views: 8,530
Posted By parkfell

Advise for Junior Birdmen et al

As an old hand once said to me as a new junior flying instructor at BAeFC PIK:

“Learn from other peoples’ mistakes, as you will never live long enough to make them all yourself”

The other piece...
20th Nov 2021, 08:00
Replies: 48
Views: 8,530
Posted By parkfell

double barrel raises issues which all flight...

double barrel raises issues which all flight instructors have to deal with.
Whether age & success prior to learning to fly are factors here are matters for debate.
An attitude that the normal rules...
17th Nov 2021, 08:23
Replies: 5
Views: 2,646
Posted By parkfell

AAIB deployed team to the crash site

AAIB deployed team to the crash site
15th Nov 2021, 13:37
Replies: 2,395
Views: 2,754,144
Posted By parkfell

Reference is made in the AAIB report about his...

Reference is made in the AAIB report about his colour vision ~ para 1.5.3 refers. Although his initial medical in 2001 identified an issue and imposed a restriction, in 2012 a more extensive...
14th Nov 2021, 09:58
Replies: 2,395
Views: 2,754,144
Posted By parkfell

The rental charge quantum is more than ‘Cost...

The rental charge quantum is more than ‘Cost Sharing’ element. Therefore given your details of the cunning plan it fails. AOC necessary to remain lawful.
13th Nov 2021, 13:24
Replies: 2,395
Views: 2,754,144
Posted By parkfell

If Cardiff FC had their own aircraft, with...

If Cardiff FC had their own aircraft, with professional pilots as employees, then no one would question the out and back to Nantes preferably multi crewed in say a Kingair or something similar....
13th Nov 2021, 11:57
Replies: 161
Views: 32,063
Posted By parkfell

The tailwind at the surface of 7knots was a...

The tailwind at the surface of 7knots was a significant contributory factor to this deep landing.
If ‘sight angle’ & then ‘shapes’ appearing on the windscreen were used, then the initial 1/3 aiming...
13th Nov 2021, 08:35
Replies: 2,395
Views: 2,754,144
Posted By parkfell

The Regulations need to be reviewed with...

The Regulations need to be reviewed with consideration given to include those paying for “Grey Charters” to be guilty of an offence.

If the law was retrospective (not that I am suggesting it...
12th Nov 2021, 21:41
Replies: 52
Views: 18,760
Posted By parkfell

Just an update: Newby Tate died last month aged...

Just an update:
Newby Tate died last month aged 95. He came for a flight at Carlisle Flight Training a week or so before his death. His wife Margaret in residential care in Brampton.
12th Nov 2021, 15:59
Replies: 2,395
Views: 2,754,144
Posted By parkfell

Henderson was in the RAF for about 2 years as a...

Henderson was in the RAF for about 2 years as a trainee navigator but left before qualifying for reasons which are best described as ‘vague’ ; didn’t like the lifestyle. Uhm!
12th Nov 2021, 14:45
Replies: 2,395
Views: 2,754,144
Posted By parkfell

Henderson sentenced to 18 months, to be released...

Henderson sentenced to 18 months, to be released on licence after 9 months which is on or about 11 August 2022.

The sentence wasn’t due to the crash & loss of life; it was due to lack of an...
7th Nov 2021, 09:58
Replies: 24
Views: 4,202
Posted By parkfell

A sense of déjà vu as this ‘style’ of take-off...

A sense of déjà vu as this ‘style’ of take-off has occurred historically. Many moons ago at Elstree??

Did BPL have a TAF published? Was a MET special ~ METAR undertaken?
Replies: 7
Views: 881
Posted By parkfell

The UPRT is needed before you undertake your...

The UPRT is needed before you undertake your first multi-crew type rating.
Confirm with the provider whether it is valid for UK and/or EASA type rating depending which route you intend to take.
I...
3rd Nov 2021, 21:42
Replies: 2,395
Views: 2,754,144
Posted By parkfell

Alfaman sums up the situation in a clear &...

Alfaman sums up the situation in a clear & concise manner.
It is very unfortunate that CO poisoning occurred. The maintenance quality of the ac is clearly called into question.
The deadly Swiss...
3rd Nov 2021, 18:11
Replies: 2,395
Views: 2,754,144
Posted By parkfell

It is unlikely that a professional pilot on a...

It is unlikely that a professional pilot on a charter would use a single engined piston aircraft across water at night. Even if the pilot was qualified in all respects, would the AOC permit a flight...
3rd Nov 2021, 18:01
Replies: 2,395
Views: 2,754,144
Posted By parkfell

Following on from Hipper, you might wish to...

Following on from Hipper, you might wish to google COMED AVIATION LTD where one Robert George Murgatroyd operated an airline that ceased trading in 2003.
2nd Nov 2021, 22:05
Replies: 2,395
Views: 2,754,144
Posted By parkfell

Think of this as a possible analogy: no NHS...

Think of this as a possible analogy: no NHS exists. 100% private medicine

You need your appendix removed (job offer in Antarctica).

Do I go to a qualified surgeon for a straightforward...
1st Nov 2021, 12:15
Replies: 2,395
Views: 2,754,144
Posted By parkfell

The same question might be asked of the football...

The same question might be asked of the football agents who organised the trip; they certainly know now.
There is no shade of white in these “grey charters”. They are unlawful.

In the short term,...
1st Nov 2021, 09:52
Replies: 2,395
Views: 2,754,144
Posted By parkfell

Had it not been for the Carbon Monoxide...

Had it not been for the Carbon Monoxide poisoning, & possible AP intermittent fault, I suspect that there is every likelyhood that
the “Swiss cheese holes accident model” would not have aligned.
...
31st Oct 2021, 20:48
Replies: 2,395
Views: 2,754,144
Posted By parkfell

A comparison (not exhaustive) of a professional &...

A comparison (not exhaustive) of a professional & private pilot:

A professional pilot will get airborne provided it is safe to do so in difficult conditions as invariably they are well versed in...
31st Oct 2021, 09:02
Replies: 2,395
Views: 2,754,144
Posted By parkfell

The Coroner’s Inquest is scheduled for February...

The Coroner’s Inquest is scheduled for February 2022. I hope that various CAA employees are required to attend where M’Learned Friends, with aviation experience can ask salient questions as the...
30th Oct 2021, 19:20
Replies: 2,395
Views: 2,754,144
Posted By parkfell

I started instructing on a PPL in the 1980s as...

I started instructing on a PPL in the 1980s as that was the route many used to gain 700 hours experience, unless you attended an “Approved School” such as Oxford or Perth for the ab initio course....
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