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1st Feb 2023, 10:31
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Posted By parkfell

Item (1) & (2) Fairly standard stuff, avoiding...

Item (1) & (2) Fairly standard stuff, avoiding split @rse turns onto final. Full IFR procedures with no visual approaches.

Item (3) Who will examine the TREs? A non company examiner would increase...
28th Jan 2023, 11:04
Replies: 433
Views: 423,004
Posted By parkfell

Unstall the wings first by reducing the AoA. ...

Unstall the wings first by reducing the AoA.

Going slightly off topic, the question arises as to what a student should be exposed to during training for CPL(+IR) issue.
Prior to JAR (1/7/1999) &...
Replies: 6
Views: 336
Posted By parkfell

Aerodromes can specify the largest aircraft they...

Aerodromes can specify the largest aircraft they can accept; often wingspan is a critical aspect.
Another aspect is based on length & width of aircraft for fire categories 1-10. (UK CAP168 gives...
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By parkfell

If you held a UK CPL, you would have taken a...

If you held a UK CPL, you would have taken a FRTOL (R/T test) for UK licence issue. Refer to CAP2325 & CAP2118 for current requirements.
EASA I believe don’t require a separate R/T test for their...
21st Jan 2023, 11:28
Replies: 433
Views: 423,004
Posted By parkfell

Assuming the aircraft was fully serviceable,...

Assuming the aircraft was fully serviceable, there are more than adequate indications that
you are entering / have entered the ‘incipient stage’.
A critical element being IAS monitoring. No auto...
21st Jan 2023, 11:10
Replies: 433
Views: 423,004
Posted By parkfell

The company’s ‘quick fix’ was to base the ATRs...

The company’s ‘quick fix’ was to base the ATRs south, and deploy Saab340 north.

Not that Saab340 is invincible in icing. I recall a day flying Glasgow to Stornaway (FL160)when despite operating...
20th Jan 2023, 20:18
Replies: 433
Views: 423,004
Posted By parkfell

These comments sum up, prima facie, the tragic...

These comments sum up, prima facie, the tragic accident as shown by the ground video until such time that the FDR/CVR reveals what actually happened.
Stalled in the turn with insufficient height...
19th Jan 2023, 20:26
Replies: 433
Views: 423,004
Posted By parkfell

What a sheltered life some lead. Add Funchal ~...

What a sheltered life some lead. Add Funchal ~ Madeira Airport to the list of interesting places to operate into. 😉
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Views: 947
Posted By parkfell

Visit the establishments, talk to the...

Visit the establishments, talk to the students/customers before making any decisions.
17th Jan 2023, 19:23
Replies: 433
Views: 423,004
Posted By parkfell

BA038 was a unique accident. Totally unremarkable...

BA038 was a unique accident. Totally unremarkable flight all the way from China until within a minute of landing, when a loss of power to both engines caused by ice, entered the equation. FO Coward...
16th Jan 2023, 07:22
Replies: 433
Views: 423,004
Posted By parkfell

If this was a line check on the FO, they remain...

If this was a line check on the FO, they remain in the RHS. There is no question of them changing seats when line flying. Normally any line check is carried out by a training captain observing from...
15th Jan 2023, 08:52
Replies: 433
Views: 423,004
Posted By parkfell

Looking at the video, the aircraft was on a...

Looking at the video, the aircraft was on a circling approach in a left turn, presumably below the appropriate speed, stalled with increasing angle of bank & increasing rate of descent.
Just why...
Replies: 5
Views: 519
Posted By parkfell

You need to discuss this with your GP or contact...

You need to discuss this with your GP or contact your local AME. The CAA website will list AMEs by postcode/area.
The medical section on PPRuNe would probably be the better forum.
Replies: 1
Views: 485
Posted By parkfell

You could visit both establishments before...

You could visit both establishments before deciding…?
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Views: 910
Posted By parkfell

If you have the passion & dedication to fly, that...

If you have the passion & dedication to fly, that invariably is what you will do, irrespective any prophet of doom.
If you have any uncertainty then don’t.
Replies: 4
Views: 604
Posted By parkfell

Modular route? If you achieve in the aviation...

Modular route?
If you achieve in the aviation written exams with first time passes & ideally not less than say 90% in any paper, that is you demonstrating commitment & adequate grey matter. ...
Replies: 72
Views: 5,465
Posted By parkfell

Yes, I recall that as well….the figure I heard...

Yes, I recall that as well….the figure I heard was forty ?
There is a fundamental requirement that the trainees demonstrate that they are competent at landings in the simulator before trying it for...
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Views: 5,465
Posted By parkfell

What all prospective junior birdmen must bear in...

What all prospective junior birdmen must bear in mind is that the industry still has lots of snake oil salesmen whose sole mission to tempt the unwary & naïve customers to sign on the line & part...
Replies: 72
Views: 5,465
Posted By parkfell

Does your family have any experience in aviation?

Does your family have any experience in aviation?
3rd Jun 2022, 16:48
Replies: 2
Views: 755
Posted By parkfell

Ask the hospital consultant to confirm full &...

Ask the hospital consultant to confirm full & normal recovery with a letter to your AME.
26th May 2022, 05:41
Replies: 78
Views: 52,620
Posted By parkfell

I agree with fdr, gender is irrelevant. Go...

I agree with fdr, gender is irrelevant.

Go back to flight school. Examine the training records. Speak to the Flight Instructors, and the experienced ones will be able to say with a high degree of...
25th May 2022, 20:55
Replies: 78
Views: 52,620
Posted By parkfell

Knowing the history of these unfortunate pilot(s)...

Knowing the history of these unfortunate pilot(s) can be revealing…..the AAIB report of the A320 landing accident at KOS in July 2007 provided training details of the FO who was PF.
Reading it of...
Replies: 6
Views: 1,813
Posted By parkfell

Another piece of advice ….Polished shoes leads to...

Another piece of advice ….Polished shoes leads to polished flying….😉
Some very old advice….If you dress like a tramp, expect to be treated as a tramp….😐
Replies: 21
Views: 8,666
Posted By parkfell

Cami : CAVEAT EMPTOR (….as ever….)

Cami : CAVEAT EMPTOR (….as ever….)
8th Apr 2022, 07:13
Replies: 55
Views: 30,241
Posted By parkfell

Never a good sign…

Never a good sign…
2nd Apr 2022, 07:33
Replies: 55
Views: 30,241
Posted By parkfell

Globespan which went bust in 2009, hired a FO,...

Globespan which went bust in 2009, hired a FO, knowing that he had been convicted on Parker Pen flying.
It first came to light when ‘Gibbo’ was going for promotion at Airtours, claiming military...
Replies: 14
Views: 3,265
Posted By parkfell

Whilst I have sympathy for those who have medical...

Whilst I have sympathy for those who have medical issues, when it comes to consultants, choose the ones who have a ‘track record’ with the CAA. Your local AME will ‘suggest’ which consultant...
Replies: 14
Views: 3,265
Posted By parkfell

On a positive note, the vast majority of...

On a positive note, the vast majority of applicants for a Class One are successful. You don’t have to be super fit, just that all parts are working normally !
You are more than likely know whether...
Replies: 14
Views: 3,265
Posted By parkfell

Aged 33 & married? Before you spend a penny on...

Aged 33 & married?
Before you spend a penny on training, obtain your Class 1 medical & pray that Putin doesn’t cause a worldwide economic disaster with his attack on Ukraine.
28th Feb 2022, 09:21
Replies: 4
Views: 3,386
Posted By parkfell

There appears to be an unwritten rule /...

There appears to be an unwritten rule / perception that once you are 40+, you are too old to train on jets as your mental capacity etc has decreased, and you are deemed to be a “training risk”.
Why...
24th Feb 2022, 21:03
Replies: 1
Views: 887
Posted By parkfell

Although the normal time to appeal a medical...

Although the normal time to appeal a medical decision is 28 days, that can be extended if there are exceptional circumstances. You need to find a specialist who will agree that giving up alcohol is...
Replies: 5
Views: 756
Posted By parkfell

Do the UPRT first, then the MCC/APS course. In...

Do the UPRT first, then the MCC/APS course.
In other words, complete your light ac flying before moving onto 2 crew which will also cover unusual attitude recovery. The techniques for recovery...
Replies: 68
Views: 21,623
Posted By parkfell

For those who have aspirations to go RHS, it is...

For those who have aspirations to go RHS, it is worth bearing in mind that the issue of a CPL/IR is but an important stepping stone. It is to this that a MP type rating will be attached.

The...
Replies: 68
Views: 21,623
Posted By parkfell

Might doing most of your commercial fight...

Might doing most of your commercial fight training in the USA, UK CAA CPL/MEP with FAA IR(SE), then return for UK CAA CB/IR (A) followed by MCC.
The critical aspect is ‘hitting the ground running’...
Replies: 68
Views: 21,623
Posted By parkfell

Given the uncertainty of the market, it has been...

Given the uncertainty of the market, it has been previously suggested to undertake the IR training & test on a single engined ac for CPL/IR licence issue. When the ‘crest of the wave’ is imminent,...
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