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21st May 2022, 23:44
Replies: 29
Views: 6,162
Posted By ANCIENT

Those were the days.

Flew into Parafield in 1962 and asked the FSU officer where nearest hotel was for overnight accomodation. Was taken upstairs in the tower and given free use of the itinerant pilot quarters . Was a...
15th Mar 2022, 00:32
Replies: 5
Views: 2,826
Posted By ANCIENT

Geoff was a role model for many of us.

Geoff was a role model for many of us.
2nd Aug 2020, 04:07
Replies: 69
Views: 16,262
Posted By ANCIENT

I thought the thread was about an ILS in Mildura...

I thought the thread was about an ILS in Mildura not CAT 111 in Europe. The expense of CAT111 or even CAT 11 is hard to justify for all but scheduled operations.
1st Aug 2020, 22:37
Replies: 69
Views: 16,262
Posted By ANCIENT

I think you will find it needs a bit more than a...

I think you will find it needs a bit more than a new MMR. Airbus quote to install GLS in A320 is around $1million.
Suggest the future for most operators will be LPV once our Australian SBAS WAAS is...
22nd May 2020, 07:55
Replies: 48
Views: 18,773
Posted By ANCIENT

geeup you must live a very sheltered life. For...

geeup you must live a very sheltered life. For some of us the gloss wore off the airline life and we moved back to more interesting flying.
14th Aug 2019, 02:14
Replies: 30
Views: 7,553
Posted By ANCIENT

To bring you all up to date MAF is now one...

To bring you all up to date MAF is now one organisation through out the world. Support comes from many different country organisations.
In the past it was very territorial i.e. Australia did PNG and...
14th Mar 2019, 21:32
Replies: 4
Views: 1,286
Posted By ANCIENT

Yes you are correct it is feedback which is only...

Yes you are correct it is feedback which is only on left side because the insert in the left ear is different to the right.
My situation is that I have very little hearinging in the left ear caused...
14th Mar 2019, 03:21
Replies: 4
Views: 1,286
Posted By ANCIENT

Hearing Aids

I have hearing aids and find ths Bose A20 work well with one hearing aid but the other one squeals a lot so I take it out and just adjust the volume on the controller.
Buy the top of the range...
Forum: Tech Log
9th Jan 2019, 23:41
Replies: 9
Views: 3,596
Posted By ANCIENT

Airbus put a lot of thought into the recommended...

Airbus put a lot of thought into the recommended procedures and they work. Why try to reinvent the wheel?
31st Dec 2018, 07:40
Replies: 179
Views: 50,473
Posted By ANCIENT

Some very good arguments here so please go online...

Some very good arguments here so please go online and complete the survey.
CASA not likely to read Pprune
26th Dec 2018, 19:11
Replies: 23
Views: 3,657
Posted By ANCIENT

TAA started the preparation of their course in...

TAA started the preparation of their course in 1983 by engaging UQ to design the whole thing.
Course was called ATM, Aircrew Team Management. I still have the manuals as I was one of the...
26th Dec 2018, 04:29
Replies: 283
Views: 107,912
Posted By ANCIENT

As a long term trainer and checker on jets and...

As a long term trainer and checker on jets and turboprops I have to agree with Compressor Stall and Leadsled. Learning to fly a new aircraft is not an issue it is learning the task that takes time....
1st Mar 2018, 08:02
Replies: 66
Views: 16,568
Posted By ANCIENT

Check-out FCOM/PRO/NOR/SOP/20/A This has been...

Check-out FCOM/PRO/NOR/SOP/20/A
This has been current since 30 Jun 15.
"If TOGA thrusts not required, set the thrust levers to TOGA detent then retard the thrust levers as required...etc"
28th Feb 2018, 02:40
Replies: 66
Views: 16,568
Posted By ANCIENT

Also flown both ++

Same cockpit discipline on both.
One head down one head up.
27th Feb 2018, 22:00
Replies: 66
Views: 16,568
Posted By ANCIENT

So. Having been on the Airbus320/330 for 21...

So.
Having been on the Airbus320/330 for 21 years and instructing on it for most of that time I realise that some operators can make it a difficult aircraft to fly and others just get on with...
27th Feb 2018, 20:10
Replies: 66
Views: 16,568
Posted By ANCIENT

Go around from visual approach Australian AIP ENR...

Go around from visual approach Australian AIP ENR 1.1-36
Runway track except in YSSY where it is stipulated to fly the published instrument miss procedure.
If not cleared for a a visual in VMC then...
27th Feb 2018, 02:37
Replies: 66
Views: 16,568
Posted By ANCIENT

GA Driver Not sure why going to NAV in the go...

GA Driver
Not sure why going to NAV in the go around is too much of a problem. In our Bus it means it is following the published missed approach track, just what is wanted. If ATC request something...
26th Feb 2018, 23:22
Replies: 66
Views: 16,568
Posted By ANCIENT

Yeh that is proper flying. Look out the window....

Yeh that is proper flying. Look out the window. Just like havic advocates and I totally agree.
Too much heads down trying to use all the technology to do a basic task.
26th Feb 2018, 04:25
Replies: 66
Views: 16,568
Posted By ANCIENT

Wow , we sure know how to make a visual approach...

Wow , we sure know how to make a visual approach complicated. On the Airbus just get rid of the ILS in the FMGS and select the visual approach. You now have the centre line plus a 5 mile fix and...
Forum: Tech Log
20th Jan 2018, 02:03
Replies: 34
Views: 10,207
Posted By ANCIENT

Thanks C.M We don't do autoland so had not dug...

Thanks C.M
We don't do autoland so had not dug that deep.
Forum: Tech Log
18th Jan 2018, 22:18
Replies: 34
Views: 10,207
Posted By ANCIENT

Can someone give me a reference for the...

Can someone give me a reference for the requirement to check LOC QDM at 350ft.
My manual is current(5/12/17) and I can not find anything like what is discussed here.
Quote: AT 350 ft RA LAND mode...
26th Jun 2017, 06:10
Replies: 146
Views: 39,249
Posted By ANCIENT

It is interesting that this thread has...

It is interesting that this thread has concentrated on performance issues. In high or low temperatures the physical limits of the machinery can be of more concern than the performance.
All aircraft...
25th Mar 2017, 06:36
Replies: 12
Views: 3,941
Posted By ANCIENT

If already endorsed on the C90 a multi engine...

If already endorsed on the C90 a multi engine flight review can be conducted on any twin.
So unless you really must do it on the C90 as that is all you fly you can save heaps going for something...
29th Jan 2017, 02:10
Replies: 8
Views: 2,982
Posted By ANCIENT

Hi Dora, Once again a connection, I did my B55...

Hi Dora,
Once again a connection, I did my B55 endorsement on DHA in August 64 with Ted? Shaw then flew it to Darwin with Ted Shaw and Barry Soutter so that the CP (Ossie Osgood) could be endorsed...
28th Jan 2017, 21:01
Replies: 8
Views: 2,982
Posted By ANCIENT

Hi Dora-9 I actually did a short stint with CFS...

Hi Dora-9
I actually did a short stint with CFS after they bought Muir Aviation.
DMG was not one of Dougs' aircraft. DMD was and yes it was fast, I believe it was the first C55 imported to...
28th Jan 2017, 03:40
Replies: 8
Views: 2,982
Posted By ANCIENT

Hi PH, I flew for Doug Muir out of Darwin in 1964...

Hi PH, I flew for Doug Muir out of Darwin in 1964 then moved to Perth with Doug and spent 1965 to Feb 1967 there. Flew Aztec DMA, Barons DME and DMD, Travelair DMF and QueenAir DHQ all over WA.
28th Jan 2017, 03:35
Replies: 185
Views: 26,321
Posted By ANCIENT

andrewr I think you need to to read up on how...

andrewr I think you need to to read up on how TCAS works. The only thing that is accurate about TCAS is the altitude. Both bearing and distance are best guess worked out by an algorithm using a few...
10th Jan 2017, 03:34
Replies: 40
Views: 12,084
Posted By ANCIENT

Parafield Tower

Talking of the old days; I transited Parafield in 1962 and went to briefing at the terminal to enquire about the nearest hotel for the night. To my surprise we were offered overnight accomodation on...
Forum: Tech Log
17th Aug 2016, 05:27
Replies: 36
Views: 6,798
Posted By ANCIENT

Actually ACMS I thought there was too much left...

Actually ACMS I thought there was too much left aileron because you can see the spoilers deploying on the left wing. The increased drag then requires more right rudder to keep straight.
Overall I...
27th Jul 2016, 05:27
Replies: 7
Views: 2,517
Posted By ANCIENT

OPC and IPC

The main difference between the OPC and IPC is that when conducting an IPC no repeats are permitted. That means that if on the first exercise the candidate did not meet the standard required then the...
26th Sep 2015, 09:05
Replies: 21
Views: 8,313
Posted By ANCIENT

Ahh DeHaviland

I had the pleasure of flying the Dove and the Heron, both have left me with great memories.
The Doves I flew were operated by "The Northern Territory Aero Medical Service'
commonly refered to as...
15th Jul 2015, 04:17
Replies: 107
Views: 27,165
Posted By ANCIENT

Wow, I never realised flying the approach via...

Wow, I never realised flying the approach via SHEED was so difficult.
I think it is meant to be flown looking out the window and not following the Magenta/Green line.

Used to enjoy the over fly...
16th Oct 2014, 01:50
Replies: 26
Views: 9,686
Posted By ANCIENT

The 727 actually cruised faster than the Mirage. ...

The 727 actually cruised faster than the Mirage.
I was taxiing out in DRW from the old terminal when a 2 seat Mirage taxied from the ramp north of the water tower. Couldn't hear his destination (he...
22nd Dec 2013, 19:33
Replies: 63
Views: 15,256
Posted By ANCIENT

Interesting thoughts being expressed here. I do...

Interesting thoughts being expressed here.
I do not believe I ever mentioned off loading pax/payload but just to consider trying to have an out by having some extra fuel.
All these problems would...
21st Dec 2013, 07:15
Replies: 63
Views: 15,256
Posted By ANCIENT

Alternate fuel.

Back in the mid 70s, in the days of the "great Australian air race" Ansett 727 blew some tyres landing at Alice. TAA, as was usual were second. No requirement for alternate so no extra fuel. These...
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