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Posted By Alex Whittingham

Universally recommended, never hear a bad thing...

Universally recommended, never hear a bad thing about them. Certainly (for my money) the best bet for a top end integrated course with that 'expat instructor' rather British feel. There are other...
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Posted By Alex Whittingham

"By becoming a member of our programme, your...

"By becoming a member of our programme, your financial contribution goes towards the scholarship fund." ...... let's see, 3000 applicants at 20 each, 60000.... I don't think they are going to make...
Forum: Tech Log
25th Jan 2023, 17:13
Replies: 5
Views: 806
Posted By Alex Whittingham

BraceBrace Ah! do you have a reference please?...

BraceBrace Ah! do you have a reference please? It's still in their exams!
25th Jan 2023, 17:10
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Posted By Alex Whittingham

hijack sorry, I don't. States tried to be...

hijack sorry, I don't. States tried to be flexible in the early days but the regulatory pressure is relentless. Always worth trying Malta I suppose, but not with much expectation
23rd Jan 2023, 19:37
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Views: 9,665
Posted By Alex Whittingham

Mike Vickers I knew when I was a child. At Valley...

Mike Vickers I knew when I was a child. At Valley I think in 1967.
Forum: Tech Log
15th Jan 2023, 12:21
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Posted By Alex Whittingham

Thank you Quark , I have found an Airbus document...

Thank you Quark , I have found an Airbus document from 2001 that will be very useful. Accepting that this is 20 years old, and that even then they could calculate the delta, does anyone know if the...
7th Jan 2023, 17:55
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Views: 18,762
Posted By Alex Whittingham

Certainly possible; my father did flying training...

Certainly possible; my father did flying training in Canada as National Service in the mid-50s on Harvards and Shooting Stars then was converted to RAF Vampires at Valley on his return. When he...
4th Jan 2023, 13:40
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Posted By Alex Whittingham

@Hawkers you can't do it, I'm afraid. FCL.025...

@Hawkers you can't do it, I'm afraid. FCL.025 says " Applicants shall take the entire set of theoretical knowledge examinations for a specific licence or rating under the responsibility of the same...
Forum: Tech Log
31st Dec 2022, 11:21
Replies: 69
Views: 12,517
Posted By Alex Whittingham

This thread has kept me awake at night. My...

This thread has kept me awake at night. My take-away so far is that the RTOW flex method and the software calculation have different starting points. The RTOW uses a fixed configuration and therefore...
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Posted By Alex Whittingham

Can't imagine why you would not do both licences...

Can't imagine why you would not do both licences in parallel. Extra costs would be 1 x extra set of Austro exams and possibly another 1K to 5K for the second IR, although in theory that can be done...
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Posted By Alex Whittingham

Inevitably your 'cough up point' will be well...

Inevitably your 'cough up point' will be well before you have even seen an aeroplane, which unfortunately means that from that point on you are no longer a customer to be nurtured. If you are stuck...
7th Dec 2022, 17:23
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Posted By Alex Whittingham

​​​​​​​Discuss

​​​​​​​Discuss
3rd Dec 2022, 21:57
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Posted By Alex Whittingham

I'm in rural SW England, using Starlink, and have...

I'm in rural SW England, using Starlink, and have just checked at 162Mbps download, admittedly over wifi. It probably is available to you already
Forum: Tech Log
30th Nov 2022, 14:41
Replies: 34
Views: 4,166
Posted By Alex Whittingham

I think it is just regulatory inertia. Those of...

I think it is just regulatory inertia. Those of us who were flying in the '70s and '80s will remember a different relationship between company accountants and pilots, and Captains were closer to God...
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Posted By Alex Whittingham

Those are stock photos...

Those are stock photos (https://stock.adobe.com/uk/search?k=pilot&asset_id=422714251) of pilots (download free with trial from adobe)
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Posted By Alex Whittingham

Hmmm, well it is possible. Maybe the CAE sim...

Hmmm, well it is possible. Maybe the CAE sim contract with the recruiting tie-in was only for Easyjet UK. My sources say that even for that it can be broken by Easy if CAE can't / don't supply...
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Posted By Alex Whittingham

That is interesting. At issue is how they will...

That is interesting. At issue is how they will offer IR tests, because the regulations require an ATO approved out of theatre to conduct familiarisation flying and the test itself in UK airspace. We...
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Posted By Alex Whittingham

The problem with integrated courses at this time...

The problem with integrated courses at this time is that they have hard time in the last few years with customer numbers well below their budgeted levels - I often hear numbers like a third of...
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Views: 2,622
Posted By Alex Whittingham

Can you tell me why you use the rudder in an RTO?...

Can you tell me why you use the rudder in an RTO? Is it to counteract asymmetric reverse?
6th Oct 2022, 10:29
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Posted By Alex Whittingham

I served with Chris on 216 in the early days. He...

I served with Chris on 216 in the early days. He was a true gentleman, and very well respected on the fleet. RIP
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Posted By Alex Whittingham

What's wrong? Most of the integrated ATOs I speak...

What's wrong? Most of the integrated ATOs I speak to say they are running at one third to one half capacity. This is not the case with modular ATOs who are generally back to pre-COVID levels, blame...
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Posted By Alex Whittingham

The other way of looking at it is that the only...

The other way of looking at it is that the only ATOs that will be able to offer two licences, both EASA and UK, for doing one course are ATOs in the UK. As far as I know no EU schools are bothering...
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Posted By Alex Whittingham

I regret to say that their demise is now...

I regret to say that their demise is now confirmed.
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Posted By Alex Whittingham

Very sad if true, BCFT have consistently been one...

Very sad if true, BCFT have consistently been one of the 'good guys' in this industry.
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Posted By Alex Whittingham

I'm confused by Google. This Link...

I'm confused by Google. This Link (https://murciaempresarial.com/el-aerodromo-de-alhama-de-murcia-tiene-nuevo-propietario-rotorsun/) google translated talks about Alhama de Murcia aerodrome and Campo...
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Posted By Alex Whittingham

There is a building there on Google maps, and a...

There is a building there on Google maps, and a car
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Posted By Alex Whittingham

Not sure about your JAA licence, from memory...

Not sure about your JAA licence, from memory these were licences that expired, I think 5 years for the CPL, but if you had any other licence like a PPL your IR should preserve the validity of your...
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Views: 513
Posted By Alex Whittingham

Did you get your JAA licence from the UK CAA? Did...

Did you get your JAA licence from the UK CAA? Did you acquire a JAA IR?
5th Aug 2022, 22:26
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Posted By Alex Whittingham

this is the strangest part ... short of front...

this is the strangest part ... short of front line pilots .... huge backlogs .. some numpty's idea of a solution is to reduce the backlog by asking pilots in training to quit. What have we come to?...
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Views: 2,108
Posted By Alex Whittingham

There's no synchronisation between UK CAA and...

There's no synchronisation between UK CAA and EASA exam sittings but there are usually several of each every month so, while it will take you a bit more time for the extra sittings, it isn't a drama....
15th Jul 2022, 14:35
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Posted By Alex Whittingham

I think the suggestion is to cross check distance...

I think the suggestion is to cross check distance with radio height. The chart being used in this incident had a table of altitude vs distance.
14th Jul 2022, 18:24
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Posted By Alex Whittingham

A big take away point for me, and this incident...

A big take away point for me, and this incident will be featuring in the next amendment to our ATPL notes together with this warning. It never ocurred to me.
14th Jul 2022, 14:59
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Views: 1,312
Posted By Alex Whittingham

aahhh Frank. He looked after me on SARTU 40+...

aahhh Frank. He looked after me on SARTU 40+ years ago. What a gentleman.
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Posted By Alex Whittingham

Generally BCFT get good reviews, one of the good...

Generally BCFT get good reviews, one of the good guys.
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Views: 2,108
Posted By Alex Whittingham

Some are now and will undoubtably continue to be....

Some are now and will undoubtably continue to be. See Stapleford Flight Training and FTA. See clarkeysntfc's post above - except that you can do only one IR test if you choose carefully. A UK and...
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