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8th Oct 2020, 20:22
Replies: 178
Views: 44,377
Posted By Double Back

Well, anyhow the crews were not tempted to make a...

Well, anyhow the crews were not tempted to make a nice close formation fly past, I'm sure it must have crossed their minds!.... But as an ex B744 driver, indeed a sad day. I did make lots of pics...
8th Oct 2020, 15:20
Replies: 31
Views: 17,505
Posted By Double Back

Time traveller, YOU got my thoughts.

Time traveller, YOU got my thoughts.
8th Oct 2020, 10:43
Replies: 31
Views: 17,505
Posted By Double Back

Did't hear of any government shedding employees,...

Did't hear of any government shedding employees, or cutting down on cost...
3rd Oct 2020, 17:59
Replies: 56
Sticky Headset?
Views: 17,846
Posted By Double Back

Working with old style DC's I am looking for a...

Working with old style DC's I am looking for a "splitter" or something else to connect my tablet to the headset, so I can hear my SkyDemon better. . In this thread the firm Avee is mentioned but...
28th Jul 2020, 19:35
Replies: 178
Views: 44,377
Posted By Double Back

From my 30 Years of airline flying, 22 were on...

From my 30 Years of airline flying, 22 were on B747 200/300/400. It NEVER bit me. It flew like a big C172. Flew through excessive turbulence over the Andes. Hit by lightning. Flew through a cyclone....
1st May 2020, 17:36
Replies: 19
Views: 4,123
Posted By Double Back

AirVenture 2020 Oshkosh cancelled

Just read from AVWEB that the Oshkosh Airventure 2020 has been cancelled.
Bugger. Would have been the first time I'd attended....
OK, it is by far not the biggest problem we have in aviation at the...
15th Mar 2020, 21:47
Replies: 18
Views: 2,475
Posted By Double Back

A simple checkout would not suffice, It might be...

A simple checkout would not suffice, It might be happening with comparable WX conditions but what if a month later the renter flies into WX conditions he is not used to? Yes the rookie renter could...
15th Mar 2020, 11:44
Replies: 18
Views: 2,475
Posted By Double Back

I don't believe in these crash courses. Only if...

I don't believe in these crash courses. Only if followed up by an equivalent type of flying, as only professional/military courses could offer. These courses have a controlled environment, like...
2nd Mar 2020, 12:29
Replies: 27
Views: 5,655
Posted By Double Back

I received a professional ab initio training...

I received a professional ab initio training starting in 1972. First trainer was an (aerobatic) Saab Safir 91D, manually operated gear, constant speed prop, cowl flaps and full IFR. We were...
14th Feb 2020, 11:02
Replies: 266
Views: 321,100
Posted By Double Back

Not even W/V measuring units along a RWY can be...

Not even W/V measuring units along a RWY can be trusted. I remember a long discussion with a MET chap (whose position was on a mayor airport) who noted bizarre wind values, even on quiet days. He...
6th Feb 2020, 04:06
Replies: 266
Views: 321,100
Posted By Double Back

Interesting. In my B744 days I showed many a F/O,...

Interesting. In my B744 days I showed many a F/O, during X-wind landings, how the wind vector on the ND or PFD changed dramatically as soon as the PF decrabbed the beast, or when the A/P decrabbed...
30th Jan 2020, 07:57
Replies: 54
Views: 51,527
Posted By Double Back

Dave Reid, so true. It was during a DC9...

Dave Reid, so true.
It was during a DC9 training session with a few F/O's doing touch and goes, we had a massive bird strike (a duck) on the RH windscreen on short final. Just red all over, blocking...
14th Jan 2020, 22:08
Replies: 636
Views: 1,578,171
Posted By Double Back

Just heard on the news that one of the guys who...

Just heard on the news that one of the guys who shot one of the videos has been arrested....
<Sigh>
10th Dec 2019, 17:57
Replies: 113
Views: 110,594
Posted By Double Back

Why is it that in the airline industry the HUD...

Why is it that in the airline industry the HUD seems to be a cheepo version of what the mil guys use? AFAIK their flying relies a lot on HUD, no matter what attitude they are in.
Again, I can't...
7th Dec 2019, 09:46
Replies: 59
Views: 71,219
Posted By Double Back

Carrying families, or groups like here with...

Carrying families, or groups like here with hunters (or mountain climbers,) , puts a tremendous pressure on the pilot. In this case he was family also and part of the group. Even more difficult....
4th Dec 2019, 19:28
Replies: 113
Views: 110,594
Posted By Double Back

In "my" days it was promoted to specify the type...

In "my" days it was promoted to specify the type of wind shear. If during the APP a "negative" shear or performance decreasing shear, was reported, a drop in speed (IAS) could be expected. The...
29th Nov 2019, 10:14
Replies: 113
Views: 110,594
Posted By Double Back

Retired 10+ Years ago after having commanded 17...

Retired 10+ Years ago after having commanded 17 Years on relative "simple" A/C like the 744, I do not envy pilots having to deal with those "stuck or parked" throttles. I could fly an auto GA with...
28th Nov 2019, 07:09
Replies: 113
Views: 110,594
Posted By Double Back

Been long enough in the RH seat to know that to...

Been long enough in the RH seat to know that to physically take over control is maybe the most difficult decision to take as a F/O . However in this case... he saw death approaching, In my view there...
27th Nov 2019, 19:17
Replies: 113
Views: 110,594
Posted By Double Back

Dreadful accident. Magnificent report.

Dreadful accident. Magnificent report.
24th Nov 2019, 20:56
Replies: 6
Views: 950
Posted By Double Back

More apt info which as far as I know is published...

More apt info which as far as I know is published by the government is on https://guiavfr.enaire.es/
But sadly they refuse to accept non-official info. Like I fly from Requena LERE Requena Aerodrome...
30th Oct 2019, 08:35
Replies: 18
Views: 2,475
Posted By Double Back

In Reus is a very professional flight school, a...

In Reus is a very professional flight school, a few Years ago a friend of mine did a 6 weeks course for his FI (Flight Instructor) rating. He was impressed with the quality and mind You this guy...
12th Sep 2019, 13:16
Replies: 503
Views: 291,341
Posted By Double Back

During my airline years we were drilled to call...

During my airline years we were drilled to call ENGINE FAILURE/FIRE, LOUD and clear. This was to "reset" the crew (including Yrself) to start one's memory items/actions, whatever You were doing...
30th Aug 2019, 11:55
Replies: 503
Views: 291,341
Posted By Double Back

The current owners MUST have known the crew...

The current owners MUST have known the crew failed to get the corresponding licenses. If not, they were quite sloppy in their preparations. Normally, getting a validation for these kind of flights,...
29th Aug 2019, 14:55
Replies: 503
Views: 291,341
Posted By Double Back

In support of the crew, to get a validation in...

In support of the crew, to get a validation in SA, was (and is?) extremely bureaucratic and cumbersome, at least that was it 15 Yrs ago.
I did it a few times to get my SAA PPL, to rent a Cessna...
28th Aug 2019, 15:51
Replies: 503
Views: 291,341
Posted By Double Back

Hmmm, reeks like, let's get this crate flying...

Hmmm, reeks like, let's get this crate flying again as soon and as cheap as possible, then send it off to NL, who will (probably) use it only as a non-flying piece of static display. Possibly the...
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