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19th Sep 2020, 16:56
Replies: 32
Views: 22,706
Posted By rnzoli

He had a CPL with NO instrument rating and the...

He had a CPL with NO instrument rating and the airplane was maintained for VFR only.
However, he had what EASA calls nowadays the "basic instrument flying module", enabling you to climb, descent,...
4th Sep 2020, 09:35
Replies: 25
Views: 6,791
Posted By rnzoli

What the heck did I just see? What is that full...

What the heck did I just see?
What is that full (or more) right aileron input from 0:17? Replacement for the missing left rudder input?
28th Aug 2020, 11:47
Replies: 40
Views: 6,501
Posted By rnzoli

The level of professionalism of current...

The level of professionalism of current maintenance is the most important factor. You can have 10-15 year old training aircraft beaten to death already, or 40-60 year old, very neatly maintained....
21st Aug 2020, 09:04
Replies: 11
Views: 2,829
Posted By rnzoli

Just recently happened to me: I was on final to a...

Just recently happened to me: I was on final to a paved runway and just before the threshold, my daughter told me she was seeing a skydiver above us through the small top windows (C-152). That was a...
30th Jul 2020, 10:30
Replies: 23
Views: 8,106
Posted By rnzoli

When it comes to speculations, a strong contender...

When it comes to speculations, a strong contender is always the late deployment of the BRS.
23rd Jul 2020, 17:08
Replies: 37
Views: 6,072
Posted By rnzoli

In-flight cameras are indeed a risk for...

In-flight cameras are indeed a risk for distraction, but not more than a worried or a hurried passenger, i.e., manageable :)
I personally like to fly with cameras, because I often fly to unfamiliar...
22nd Jul 2020, 11:18
Replies: 37
Views: 6,072
Posted By rnzoli

You missed "He is a real hero", "He wanted to...

You missed "He is a real hero", "He wanted to save innocent people" type of positive comments :) And how many times the CVRs/DFDRs testify that the pilot was a joke, mixing up the operating and...
10th Jul 2020, 08:07
Replies: 130
Views: 129,534
Posted By rnzoli

Hey, it's because they are ATPL students, so in 2...

Hey, it's because they are ATPL students, so in 2 years time they willl fly big jets, without remembering what a prop or magneto is :)
Just kidding of course, but I also watch thes photos, any many...
27th Jun 2020, 08:12
Replies: 7
Views: 1,898
Posted By rnzoli

And they don't appear to show any regret....

And they don't appear to show any regret. Unbeliveable. They are even smiling.
7th Jun 2020, 10:52
Replies: 18
Views: 3,671
Posted By rnzoli

For me 5000 feet seems a bit high for...

For me 5000 feet seems a bit high for sightseeting in that area. Perhaps. I was wondering about entering IMC, trying to turn back and losing it into a spiral diver. But the weather (METAR history)...
27th May 2020, 09:37
Replies: 26
Views: 3,442
Posted By rnzoli

And there is the currency / recetn splin recovery...

And there is the currency / recetn splin recovery experience as well.

Some flight schools in my neighbourhood had a bad experience with instructors who taught their students "too much" about...
24th May 2020, 21:54
Replies: 26
Views: 3,442
Posted By rnzoli

Also I found some analysis of BRS effectiveness...

Also I found some analysis of BRS effectiveness including low saves and training for agressive/fast usage.... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zT58pzY41wA
24th May 2020, 21:37
Replies: 26
Views: 3,442
Posted By rnzoli

Thanks, so it was a right traffic circuit after...

Thanks, so it was a right traffic circuit after all.
I am not sure what is the point in making a touch-and-go or a low approach after coming from a tiring cross-country flight as a student, so I...
24th May 2020, 12:13
Replies: 26
Views: 3,442
Posted By rnzoli

Thanks for your insights, so it's basically down...

Thanks for your insights, so it's basically down to the perilous evil of wrongly executed base-to-final turns. A student pilot on the 2nd x-country solo flight should be adequately trained for that....
24th May 2020, 09:53
Replies: 26
Views: 3,442
Posted By rnzoli

On the video, the "whoosing" sound appears to me...

On the video, the "whoosing" sound appears to me as the start of the rocket pulling out the recovery chute. But it is only 1-2 seconds before the crash, while I heard that BRS is good-to-go above 500...
23rd May 2020, 20:36
Replies: 26
Views: 3,442
Posted By rnzoli

Maybe it's just me, but I am deeply saddened by...

Maybe it's just me, but I am deeply saddened by the fatal accidents of student pilots.
Life is really unfair to those, who start out their flying career with an equally empty bag of luck, as well...
21st May 2020, 09:51
Replies: 18
Views: 2,389
Posted By rnzoli

One general tool to protect innocent people from...

One general tool to protect innocent people from accidents caused by pilots is the PASSENGER BRIEFING.
This step can often be found on the "before engine start" checklists and verbalizing the task...
24th Apr 2020, 08:25
Replies: 17
Views: 1,991
Posted By rnzoli

VASAviation has created a video from the LiveATC...

VASAviation has created a video from the LiveATC recording. The new information in thereiis that the tower controller informed the pilot that he is above Highway 40, when the pilot became unsure,...
22nd Apr 2020, 12:33
Replies: 17
Views: 1,991
Posted By rnzoli

I don't like blanket statements either. There...

I don't like blanket statements either. There have been successful emergency landings on highways, with no damage to life nor property. As well as horrible accidents too.

In this one, they...
19th Apr 2020, 09:59
Replies: 17
Views: 1,991
Posted By rnzoli

Provided I got the timezones and the ICAO code...

Provided I got the timezones and the ICAO code right, it seems that runway 24 (or 29) was more favorable with regards to winds at nearby CYQB.
So the aircraft seem to have landed into the wind,...
16th Feb 2020, 11:57
Replies: 37
Views: 21,142
Posted By rnzoli

Looking at a few PA28 accidents related to icing...

Looking at a few PA28 accidents related to icing conditions in IMC, the first 2 I came across showed signs of control problems prior to the crash.
In this case...
16th Feb 2020, 10:45
Replies: 28
Views: 26,354
Posted By rnzoli

There is no need to remember all the causes and...

There is no need to remember all the causes and lessons, they are distilled into a a set of basic rules, which are much easier to remember.
The real troble, I think, is to stick to the basic rules...
7th Feb 2020, 07:06
Replies: 37
Views: 21,142
Posted By rnzoli

Well, with a VFR flight plan, this is an...

Well, with a VFR flight plan, this is an interesting question, as it shouldn't be an issue at all. (Except for flying into freezing rain, which was not the case on that day.).
Moderate icing was...
7th Feb 2020, 06:39
Replies: 37
Views: 21,142
Posted By rnzoli

Having been in a similar situation myself, this...

Having been in a similar situation myself, this can happen when the PIC is skimming the cloud base from below, in hope of slipping through a narrow gap between the clouds and a valley somewhere.
In...
15th Dec 2019, 08:09
Replies: 8
Views: 2,523
Posted By rnzoli

Here is the answer from the report "The...

Here is the answer from the report "The alternator driven gear (No 4 on Figure 3), situated at the front right side of the engine was found embedded in the inner left wall of the engine housing which...
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