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6th Apr 2018, 19:12
Replies: 97
Views: 28,846
Posted By Bruce Waddington

Hi All, I've been out of the flying business...

Hi All,

I've been out of the flying business since 2010 but have been in the prostate cancer business !

I won't bore you with the details, other than to say I have been cancer free for over...
Forum: Tech Log
21st Mar 2010, 01:44
Replies: 15
Views: 2,328
Posted By Bruce Waddington

Centaurus, Our SOP on the the Lear 45 is to...

Centaurus,

Our SOP on the the Lear 45 is to call;

When within 5 knots of any 'max speed' at any time in the flight propfile.

In the landing configuration when more than +10/-5 from the...
Forum: Tech Log
26th Jan 2010, 05:37
Replies: 10
Views: 2,604
Posted By Bruce Waddington

Question for John Tullamarine and Old Smokey

John, Old Smokey,

Standard Obstacle Clearance runs a slope upwards from a point 35 feet above the end of the departure runway at 152 feet per nautical mile to check for obstacles.

My...
Forum: Tech Log
4th Jan 2010, 01:56
Replies: 14
Views: 1,815
Posted By Bruce Waddington

MB, Even easier yet, Always start...

MB,

Even easier yet,

Always start with the 'obstacle' strategy. Once the heart has calmed and the Drills, ECAM, and /or checklists are complete evaluate your situation and adjust the descent...
21st Dec 2009, 07:07
Replies: 9
Views: 2,203
Posted By Bruce Waddington

D, This is a known problem on the Lear 45. ...

D,

This is a known problem on the Lear 45.

The most likely causes of the HDG FAIL message are: local magnetic disturbance, low magnetic field strength, or AHRS fault or failure.

We had...
Forum: Tech Log
6th Dec 2009, 00:51
Replies: 43
Views: 7,800
Posted By Bruce Waddington

Eagle 737, The bunch I worked for used; ...

Eagle 737,

The bunch I worked for used;

for the Airbus fleet... "retract the gear when the vertcal speed is postive and the radio altitude has increased"

for the B777 fleet... "retract...
Forum: Tech Log
4th Dec 2009, 19:52
Replies: 8
Views: 2,909
Posted By Bruce Waddington

galleypower, The Canadian AIM states when...

galleypower,

The Canadian AIM states when referencing GPS Overlay Approaches;

"Unless required by the aircraft flight manual (AFM) or AFM Supplement, it is not necessary to monitor the...
Forum: Tech Log
26th Oct 2009, 06:19
Replies: 10
Views: 4,918
Posted By Bruce Waddington

Hello Mahdi, In a past life in an A320 the...

Hello Mahdi,

In a past life in an A320 the number one engine bleed tripped off just after take-off. No problem here as we are legal to dispatch with just one. ECAM followed but it did not reset....
Forum: Tech Log
29th Sep 2009, 06:14
Replies: 115
Views: 16,181
Posted By Bruce Waddington

Hawk37 Many thanks for the reference to the...

Hawk37

Many thanks for the reference to the FARs !!

On a the quick read through it does seem that the circuit altitude in USA Class D airspace is 1500 above airport elevation for...
Forum: Tech Log
27th Sep 2009, 02:04
Replies: 115
Views: 16,181
Posted By Bruce Waddington

Capt Groper, Documentation please ! ...

Capt Groper,

Documentation please !

In Canada and the US ( I do not know about JAA or CAA rules) the applicable AIMs make it clear that circuit altitude is 1000 above airport elevation unless...
Forum: Tech Log
26th Sep 2009, 17:28
Replies: 115
Views: 16,181
Posted By Bruce Waddington

Kuobin, What altitude to set indeed ! ...

Kuobin,

What altitude to set indeed !

There is quite a variety of opinions but here is what I would do based upon US and Canadian rules.

At a controlled airport I would set the missed...
Forum: Tech Log
11th Sep 2009, 17:11
Replies: 115
Views: 16,181
Posted By Bruce Waddington

9.G, I found the same comments for a visual...

9.G,

I found the same comments for a visual approach under EU rules, but no other.

So, my question is this.

If a visual approach is " An approach when either part or all of an instrument...
Forum: Tech Log
1st Sep 2009, 01:23
Replies: 115
Views: 16,181
Posted By Bruce Waddington

Kuobin, The FAA AIM states that, "e. A...

Kuobin,

The FAA AIM states that, "e. A visual approach is not an IAP and therefore has no missed approach segment. If a go around is necessary for any reason, aircraft operating at controlled...
18th Aug 2009, 18:24
Replies: 21
Views: 4,537
Posted By Bruce Waddington

SNS3guppy, You write, "Eurocontrol is not...

SNS3guppy,

You write, "Eurocontrol is not the be-all and end-all of RVSM airspace, and the world is somewhat bigger than Europe."

Quite correct. I thought you were from Europe so please...
15th Aug 2009, 04:07
Replies: 21
Views: 4,537
Posted By Bruce Waddington

SNS3Guppy, You write, "Whereas RVSM...

SNS3Guppy,

You write, "Whereas RVSM requires the autopilot to be engaged, this relegates hand flying in most cases to the climb up through FL290, and somewhere on the lower portion of the...
Forum: Tech Log
31st Jul 2009, 07:24
Replies: 3
Views: 3,560
Posted By Bruce Waddington

Hi, From the AOM "FCMC 1+2...

Hi,

From the AOM

"FCMC 1+2 .....................................................................RESET
WEIGHT/CG.......................................................... INITIALIZE

In...
19th Jul 2009, 06:18
Replies: 15
Views: 2,179
Posted By Bruce Waddington

Victor India, You write, "If an accident...

Victor India,

You write, "If an accident occurred in the takeoff or landing phase, even if it was unrelated to the lack of yaw damper, I for one would not like to explain why I was contravening...
18th Jul 2009, 18:04
Replies: 15
Views: 2,179
Posted By Bruce Waddington

All, Miles Majister has it correct. ...

All,

Miles Majister has it correct.

The Lear 40/45 Flight Controls System Chapter issued by Flight Safety, and based on information obtained from the aircraft manufacturer's Pilot Manuals and...
17th Jul 2009, 17:30
Replies: 15
Views: 2,179
Posted By Bruce Waddington

Hi Snorboggler, In our operation we turn...

Hi Snorboggler,

In our operation we turn the Yaw Damper off for landing.

The Lear 45 manuals are not the best I have worked with and you must read between the lines a little to understand...
Forum: Tech Log
14th Jul 2009, 23:20
Replies: 19
Views: 3,013
Posted By Bruce Waddington

Hi All, If memory serves me correctly, ...

Hi All,

If memory serves me correctly,

On the A320 family with the CFM engines you must intervene in the event of a "Overspeed Protection Fault" or a loss of AC power (ie APU failure during...
Forum: Tech Log
14th Jul 2009, 17:20
Replies: 36
Views: 5,879
Posted By Bruce Waddington

Hi All, Years a go I was taught that when...

Hi All,

Years a go I was taught that when starting a crosswind take-off you needed no aileron into wind. As the speed increased and you got a feel for how much rudder was needed to keep on the...
Forum: Tech Log
7th Jul 2009, 18:55
Replies: 17
Views: 3,079
Posted By Bruce Waddington

Hello snorkboggler, I am surprised that...

Hello snorkboggler,

I am surprised that your checklist calls for the Left and Right Bleed switches to be turned off during the shutdown check.

I fly the Lear 45XR and to the best of my...
Forum: Tech Log
3rd Jun 2009, 03:38
Replies: 27
Views: 5,708
Posted By Bruce Waddington

alphaflare, I have read with interest the...

alphaflare,

I have read with interest the reponses to your question.

My opinion is that one should bring the aircraft to a stop on the runway in a very rapid manner as recommended by all...
Forum: Tech Log
17th May 2009, 18:27
Replies: 9
Views: 1,443
Posted By Bruce Waddington

None, Three types of issues can arise with...

None,

Three types of issues can arise with pressurization systems.

The first is a 'pressurization problem'. This can be as simple as a bleed air source becoming unavailable. The worst case...
Forum: Tech Log
27th Apr 2009, 19:54
Replies: 20
Views: 3,876
Posted By Bruce Waddington

quiones, My first choice , if between MED...

quiones,

My first choice , if between MED and MAX brake is required would be to look for another airport to land at. But each crew has their own opinion about that sort of thing.

Dragon 1
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