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15th Jun 2022, 06:22
Replies: 7
Views: 1,052
Posted By woodja51

Thx So far

Thanks for inputs so far Ö the term brevet is the wings etc ( for my USN colleagues ) .. I guess I should have narrowed the time down a little in framing the question. I too went from zero to hero...
14th Jun 2022, 01:27
Replies: 7
Views: 1,052
Posted By woodja51

Mil Training timelines

To all military pilots - I’m seeking some info on training times for RNzAF / USAF /RAF /RCAF and RSAF. The question is “how long from start of flying training to pilots brevet.” I know the systems...
14th Jun 2022, 01:20
Replies: 3,770
Views: 2,330,491
Posted By woodja51

RAAF flight training

All, this is a word of advice for those considering pilot training. The failure rates for those without any flying experience at all are anywhere from twice , to four times as high as those...
8th May 2022, 21:14
Replies: 42
Views: 13,534
Posted By woodja51


Heres an idea - for flights like this ( international ) - where often people have two bags , assign 1 with Ďneed to travel Ď priority and the other with less. That way if weight limited , the bag...
Forum: Tech Log
25th Jun 2019, 09:42
Replies: 33
Views: 11,526
Posted By woodja51

NOTAMís etc

I think without exception the NOTAMís have been identified as cumbersome and in fact are now a hazard / flight safety risk themselves. Overhaul required. Met codes can be faster in most cases (...
4th Jul 2018, 08:58
Replies: 3,081
Views: 2,729,925
Posted By woodja51

Donít feel too bad , I got a no as well today...

Donít feel too bad , I got a no as well today after the psych tests .
21000 hours 10 000A3303000B777 international command .. maybe too qualified but not up to scratch mentally I guess.
But worth...
5th Mar 2018, 00:50
Replies: 2
Views: 1,625
Posted By woodja51


Hi all,

Can any one recommend suitable online resources that have Q/A databanks for all/any aviation related subjects?

I already have the AviationExam app that deals with EASA - any...
Forum: Middle East
22nd Mar 2017, 07:48
Replies: 108
Views: 56,388
Posted By woodja51

Why bother with any carry on item ??

Those serious about taking down an airliner only need to walk on ... no need for anything but themselves.
But Few are listening to the Achilles heel below ...
it's been over five years and...
Forum: Middle East
14th Jul 2016, 12:25
Replies: 34
Views: 17,396
Posted By woodja51

Please don't come to China

Gents , lots of good points made from several out there.

China is great for the right pilot - RSP etc works pretty well. Not all beer n skittles and the leave is a definite issue.

But , as a...
2nd Dec 2015, 14:02
Replies: 357
Views: 392,276
Posted By woodja51

CSA stuff

I would have to concur that the comments about Tasman are rather 'nasty'.

Frankly, if you are happy where you are then don't bother coming.

Why do I say that... because the harder it is to...
Forum: Tech Log
4th Aug 2015, 10:33
Replies: 20
Views: 8,576
Posted By woodja51


Yes Airbus (330) docs say above 35 c in transit leave flaps at 1 for reduced overheat/ LE warnings.

So maybe a ccq issue with 380.

That said , it used to be the signal for hijack to leave...
Forum: Tech Log
14th Jun 2015, 08:14
Replies: 16
Views: 7,219
Posted By woodja51

Guessing but...

Might be an internal IR issue.in the 330 this sometimes happens with no ECAM ... Because there is nothing you can do. It simply changes the aircraft status for autoland... Could be something else...
28th May 2015, 03:19
Replies: 76
Views: 71,194
Posted By woodja51

Just a thought ...

Not saying this was a factor in this incident , but in several cases , the 250 below 10000 default in the FMS has caught folks out. For example, going into a high altitude airport ( eg Nairobi /...
8th May 2015, 04:27
Replies: 56
Views: 12,369
Posted By woodja51

Part 61 Question

I sent a question to CASA some time ago but nothing back as yet.

Maybe someone out in pilot land has an idea?

If you are a GR1 instructor and are rated on , for example an A330 , can you...
Forum: Middle East
7th Apr 2015, 19:04
Replies: 86
Views: 32,453
Posted By woodja51


Yes, agree it seems pretty low to me?

And then you have to worry about home taxes too in many cases.

All these airlines need to get with the programme.

The bench mark salary for heavy jet...
28th Mar 2015, 23:17
Replies: 3,527
Views: 5,217,793
Posted By woodja51

Said before and I will say again

All this discussion about getting into the cockpit/ rogue pilot / 2 inside at any one time etc is fair given the current situation.

That said I have been banging away ( no pun intended) for about...
14th Feb 2015, 23:16
Replies: 26
Views: 6,918
Posted By woodja51


As mentioned see an aviation background tax specialist as the law is a matter of interpretation. It seems odd that with the pollies trying to make us ' the clever country' anything which improves...
10th Feb 2015, 09:05
Replies: 18
Views: 4,410
Posted By woodja51


Agreed... It should,be mandatory for both CPL holders and within airline systems to perform upset recovery - even if there is some negative training elements from .sims without fidelity past the...
Forum: Middle East
10th Feb 2015, 09:01
Replies: 72
Views: 46,610
Posted By woodja51


As an aside , and forgive the drift, China has just dropped the FTL limit from 1000 hours to 900 this year. So that is likely to precipitate a ~10% increase in crew needs. FYI for those thinking of...
Forum: Tech Log
10th Feb 2015, 08:55
Replies: 9
Views: 5,138
Posted By woodja51

Ideas on brakes

I think there are a few reasons to switch them off before takeoff even though they do stop airborne.

I think FOD ingestion is one ( maybe ) but probably more importantly are the gyro effects on...
Forum: Tech Log
7th Feb 2015, 10:07
Replies: 12
Views: 3,410
Posted By woodja51


Up linker ...you hit it on the head.. The ECAM is due to cross talk delays I think.

And yes, at CSA we only do manual entry, no uplink of load data.

I 'hear ' your load sheet / data entry cross...
Forum: Tech Log
5th Feb 2015, 20:24
Replies: 12
Views: 3,410
Posted By woodja51


You might note that the stab from the load sheet is not always the exactly the same as the actual one measured by the ECAM.

After fuel is in (it could be out by some LMC , a bit more gas on board...
Forum: Tech Log
5th Feb 2015, 12:47
Replies: 12
Views: 3,410
Posted By woodja51

Stab trim

The formula comes from the linear relation ship of the two values... If you look on the QRH there is a small " nomo graph " that starts at 35% etc. So if you subtract the Mac from 35 and divide by 2...
10th Jan 2015, 05:29
Replies: 101
Views: 14,832
Posted By woodja51

combat flights melbourne

Great example of the traffic around the DZ.. But you forgot to add the new start up venture doing two ship combat aerobatic flights ex YMMB out over Rickets/ Carrum @1500-4500 ' in a couple of...
Forum: Middle East
28th Nov 2014, 10:39
Replies: 51
Views: 20,989
Posted By woodja51

Give that girl a VC!

Not seen the clip but can imagine.

Once again another apparent over reaction
To crew trying to make what is a soul destroying job a little fun. Maybe they should just dock her pay the cost of...
Forum: Questions
6th Sep 2014, 14:39
Replies: 15
Views: 9,632
Posted By woodja51

RVR replacements by pilots

Not an expert but think it depends on the authority issuing the ops spec for the airline. I vaguely remember that pilot assessment could be used to replace the TD zone RVR for take off but only down...
3rd Apr 2014, 15:36
Replies: 10
Views: 6,648
Posted By woodja51

CSA / chinese pay

Yes, the HNA contract is pretty good if you get all the benefits.

Just got CSA PRC tax certificate for this year.

Gross salary for close to 1000 hours ( all with 4 man crew so 50% stick time or...
11th Mar 2014, 02:13
Replies: 11,823
Views: 22,383,166
Posted By woodja51

apparently not

No , nothing to worry about according to several very large carriers ,
Boeing, FAA, Homeland security , FBI , OTS (Australia ) .. hmmm anyone else
I have advised.

I might add I have 3000...
11th Mar 2014, 01:54
Replies: 11,823
Views: 22,383,166
Posted By woodja51


Given the massive amounts of speculation on this event which in all honesty is bizarre given the lack of physical evidence so far might I suggest this accident/ unlawful interference or what ever the...
17th Feb 2014, 19:57
Replies: 311
Views: 120,921
Posted By woodja51

Sounds Fair

Last post sounds about right to me... As a CSA 330 foreign pilot I often sign bits n pieces of the paperwork , loadsheet, notoc , occasionally tech log and maybe station copies of flight plan...
17th Feb 2014, 11:32
Replies: 151
Views: 80,928
Posted By woodja51

Legal Hijack Q

I too am interested in what exactly he can be charged with in a legal sense - that is , under Conventions etc.

As the F/O , with the captain absent from the flight deck he is technically in...
Forum: Tech Log
9th Feb 2014, 10:37
Replies: 30
Views: 5,707
Posted By woodja51

Agreed chris scott

What that man said... ! The PFD is where you should look to confirm the selection .. Not the FCU .. For all modes selected ...that is the philosophy of the FMA wja
29th Jan 2014, 21:56
Replies: 4
Views: 3,575
Posted By woodja51

CSA interest

To all applicants... especially NTR.

It appears CSA will not entertain agency transfers once signed up to commence selection process and within the contract period without release letters... And...
13th Jan 2014, 09:48
Replies: 397
Views: 158,490
Posted By woodja51

Ahhh the irony

Yes, sound just like CSAs then ... Perfect out of the box... But seriously, all new jets spend a bit of the time to start with , with the cowls up as we dont live in a perfect world... Just...
13th Jan 2014, 04:21
Replies: 311
Views: 120,921
Posted By woodja51


Dont take any bond arrangement ... Change agents ...!!!
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