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6th Feb 2023, 08:02
Replies: 6
Views: 262
Posted By BBK

Hi Maxpod Thank you for the explanation....

Hi Maxpod

Thank you for the explanation. The MPL didn’t exist when I went through training so I’m better informed now. From what you’ve said you were given approval to log PICUS so unless the...
5th Feb 2023, 11:25
Replies: 6
Views: 262
Posted By BBK

Maxpod I think you’ll find this is a highly...

Maxpod

I think you’ll find this is a highly contentious issue so stand by, possibly, for lots of comments. If you still have the letter authorising your PICUS then what is wrong with you...
28th Jan 2023, 12:34
Replies: 19
Views: 1,073
Posted By BBK

Willtofly Firstly, best of luck! My advice...

Willtofly

Firstly, best of luck! My advice is don’t listen to the naysayers and negative comments. Just be yourself and keep sending out those applications. I was in exactly the same situation as...
Forum: Tech Log
25th Jan 2023, 22:31
Replies: 49
Views: 6,646
Posted By BBK

I think Denti way back on page 1 had it right. I...

I think Denti way back on page 1 had it right. I think it would be P2 for the pilot who was not the designated commander.

Rudestuff. Different companies and national agencies rules may (will!)...
Forum: Tech Log
7th Dec 2022, 20:05
Replies: 107
Views: 10,663
Posted By BBK

Uxb99 Exactly what you said although it took...

Uxb99

Exactly what you said although it took me a while to get out of the habit of saying “clear on 4 and 3…..” :O
As someone mentioned upthread there is the possibility of confusion arising...
Forum: Tech Log
7th Dec 2022, 15:59
Replies: 107
Views: 10,663
Posted By BBK

The 787 uses Left and Right but at least one...

The 787 uses Left and Right but at least one company uses 1 and 2 for communicating with the ground crew during engine start. Do military aircraft still use port and starboard?
27th Nov 2022, 14:46
Replies: 159
Views: 25,482
Posted By BBK

Brakedwell Great photos there! I...

Brakedwell

Great photos there!

I haven’t watched the “Rogue Heroes” series yet but just finished the three part “Rogue Warriors” presented by Ben Macintyre. I only mention it as I’m not sure...
Replies: 27
Views: 2,624
Posted By BBK

Twinotterifr Itís great to hear youíre back...

Twinotterifr

Itís great to hear youíre back on track. Well done!

JT

I had to Google AW650. If youíd said ďwhistling wheelbarrowĒ I wouldíve known what you meant! Actually many years ago as...
Replies: 27
Views: 2,624
Posted By BBK

John Are you suggesting the Queen of the...

John

Are you suggesting the Queen of the Skies isnít a real aeroplane? I wonít hear a word said against her! Just kidding of course. Actually I entirely agree with the point you and others made...
Forum: Tech Log
29th Sep 2022, 21:47
Replies: 20
Views: 2,948
Posted By BBK

To the OP, assuming youíve studied to ATPL level...

To the OP, assuming youíve studied to ATPL level look up convergence. Itís easily explained with a diagram but beyond my tech abilities! Hope that helps.
19th Sep 2022, 23:12
Replies: 118
Views: 23,285
Posted By BBK

Agree with all of the above. Huge credit to all...

Agree with all of the above. Huge credit to all those taking part but especially the bearer party. A fitting and dignified send off for Her Majesty.
25th Aug 2022, 14:43
Replies: 3
Views: 628
Posted By BBK

Redhill Aviation

Hi Nibs

Iíve used Redhill Aviation for many years for renewals etc. Their FI students seem pleased with the course etc. Hope that helps. Good luck!

BBK
19th Jul 2022, 15:28
Replies: 82
Views: 35,511
Posted By BBK

Good point well made!

Good point well made!
16th Jul 2022, 10:17
Replies: 82
Views: 35,511
Posted By BBK

Low Average Iím definitely not an expert but...

Low Average

Iím definitely not an expert but I think it went like this. A pilot with a UK issued licence had to make a decision. Do nothing then on the stroke of midnight post Brexit the it became...
16th Jun 2022, 15:25
Replies: 20
Views: 1,608
Posted By BBK

Hi Genghis If I recall the Air Cadets came...

Hi Genghis

If I recall the Air Cadets came to the same conclusion operating the Vigilant (Grob 109B). Partial Power Loss After Take Off was taught and it was a good thing too. The original...
5th Jun 2022, 10:20
Replies: 26
Views: 4,979
Posted By BBK

ShyTorque Thank you. PM sent. BBK

ShyTorque

Thank you. PM sent.

BBK
5th Jun 2022, 09:35
Replies: 26
Views: 4,979
Posted By BBK

I’m just half way through reading “The...

I’m just half way through reading “The Inconvenient Truth” and it is truly a shocking story to read. If I have understood correctly the Mk2 was NOT cleared to fly by Boscombe Down but was pushed into...
20th May 2022, 09:14
Replies: 37
Views: 7,681
Posted By BBK

Whatever you decide the best of luck! Iíll be...

Whatever you decide the best of luck! Iíll be interested how it goes for you. By the way I went UK short haul to UK long haul so there wasnít the issue of coming back from the Mid East to contend...
16th May 2022, 11:01
Replies: 37
Views: 7,681
Posted By BBK

I’d suggest haul haul in the Middle East is a...

I’d suggest haul haul in the Middle East is a lifestyle option so it depends where you want to be in say 10-20 years? Long haul isn’t for everybody and I suspect that if you’re working a for a ME...
Replies: 126
Views: 29,282
Posted By BBK

Hi Tim Youíve doubtless realised that pilots...

Hi Tim

Youíve doubtless realised that pilots are nothing if not opinionated! Some of the opinions are somewhat negative in my view but theyíre valid for the person making them. Iíll come onto that...
Forum: Tech Log
16th May 2022, 09:44
Replies: 6
Views: 2,340
Posted By BBK

B2N2 Boeing did put out a memo regarding...

B2N2

Boeing did put out a memo regarding this. From memory experienced it at least once as a gentle wing rock. Seemed to recall going to speed intervention and reducing the speed slightly stopped...
21st Mar 2022, 07:37
Replies: 148
Views: 35,341
Posted By BBK

Nutty. As I recall he mentioned that as part of...

Nutty. As I recall he mentioned that as part of the broadcast in that he could not mention the number of aircraft operating but that all of them had returned safely.

As far as the general...
Forum: Tech Log
26th Feb 2022, 10:26
Replies: 15
Views: 3,261
Posted By BBK

Tdracer Iíve just watched the documentary...

Tdracer

Iíve just watched the documentary and I think it did a good job explaining a highly technical issue to the lay person. The film lacerates Boeing as having gone from one that valued...
Forum: Tech Log
8th Feb 2022, 14:54
Replies: 36
Views: 7,263
Posted By BBK

Fireflybob +1. Iíd suggest it depends on the...

Fireflybob +1. Iíd suggest it depends on the operation.

Iíd suggest QFE for circuits well away from controlled airspace. QNH if there is controlled airspace nearby or overhead. Iíd agree a...
20th Jan 2022, 08:38
Replies: 22
Views: 2,169
Posted By BBK

Brakedwell One solution is to teach both...

Brakedwell

One solution is to teach both techniques are appropriate depending on the circumstances. So for the ab initio phase keep it simple. Aiming point technique etc and donít waste useable...
Forum: Tech Log
29th Nov 2021, 16:00
Replies: 6
Views: 1,853
Posted By BBK

It ainít that simple

rudestuff

It’s not that simple as eckhard has explained. Perhaps you need to do the reading up? For the OP the SLOP can be 0, 1 or 2 nm right of track. Of course for weather deviations then left...
Forum: Tech Log
10th Nov 2021, 15:11
Replies: 23
Views: 5,867
Posted By BBK

I wonder if the OP is confusing the RTO function...

I wonder if the OP is confusing the RTO function with max auto. As I recall max auto is less than max manual. However, in the RTO situation the SOP would be to utilise the RTO function which as...
5th Nov 2021, 07:46
Replies: 46
Views: 11,201
Posted By BBK

Sirboeing i asked a European agency about...

Sirboeing

i asked a European agency about the requirements regarding UK to EASA at PPL level and it was as follows: 5 hours dual, skills test, EASA medical and ground study followed by a test....
5th Oct 2021, 06:47
Replies: 26
Views: 4,500
Posted By BBK

Ch655244 My advice is keep practising...

Ch655244

My advice is keep practising decoding the TAFs and after a while youíll find itís second nature to understand them. Itís just familiarity and youíll probably look back and think why did I...
Forum: Tech Log
29th Aug 2021, 22:59
Replies: 2
Views: 1,073
Posted By BBK

I think it might be due to considering the Return...

I think it might be due to considering the Return to Land (RTL) scenario so itís to calculate the engine out climb gradient. Happy to be corrected.
26th May 2021, 10:43
Replies: 313
Views: 182,770
Posted By BBK

7574ever Well said. The fact that the...

7574ever

Well said. The fact that the captain decided to divert in this way suggests that it was considered the safest course of action. Any crew would want to continue so there had to be...
9th Apr 2021, 10:48
Replies: 58
Views: 26,761
Posted By BBK

I suppose this is classed as a miss(hap)? :) ...

I suppose this is classed as a miss(hap)? :)

But seriously just as well they werenít performance limited. Iíve often wondered how accurate the weights on a load sheet compared to reality. On a...
16th Dec 2020, 21:09
Replies: 73
Views: 17,048
Posted By BBK

Well done Matt

Matt

You say not you your finest moment but I think you demonstrated excellent airmanship. It sounds as if, by your own admission, you felt overloaded and made the decision to have another go....
Forum: Tech Log
8th Dec 2020, 12:32
Replies: 32
Views: 5,777
Posted By BBK

To the OP It sounds like this may have been...

To the OP

It sounds like this may have been the procedure used when Nacelle Anti Ice is used in icing conditions.

On the type Iím familiar with we used the 60/30/30 rule. 60 percent N1 for 30...
4th Dec 2020, 05:53
Replies: 33
Views: 5,735
Posted By BBK

G-VXLG has just been ferried to TLV. Presumably a...

G-VXLG has just been ferried to TLV. Presumably a freighter conversion?
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