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7th Feb 2015, 16:19
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Posted By mad_jock

Fair point I have only had issues with the...

Fair point I have only had issues with the 59-65's so far.

A reaction time test in the medical 55 plus would do the trick.

Agree it shouldn't be an age thing it should be a capability thing,...
7th Feb 2015, 16:04
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Posted By mad_jock

I ain't so sure about the 60-65 band. Some...

I ain't so sure about the 60-65 band.

Some are great, some not so. I have seen a couple that have gone down hill in a relatively short period ( ie under a month) reaction times drop off, mental...
7th Feb 2015, 15:36
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Posted By mad_jock

They will have been checked by company examiners....

They will have been checked by company examiners. Looks like they are getting it again on a sim thats rudder pedals work with authority examiners.

And you never know it could be because of this...
7th Feb 2015, 14:14
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Posted By mad_jock

I am one of those types. And I know for myself if...

I am one of those types. And I know for myself if I haven't flown in the RHS for a few weeks its takes a few sectors for the hands to know where they are going with the same instinctiveness as I...
7th Feb 2015, 13:55
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Posted By mad_jock

The FO I read was a Captain on holiday who got...

The FO I read was a Captain on holiday who got called into cover some sectors.

Which was the reason why I made the comment that jumping into the RHS when you haven't flown in it for a while can...
Forum: Jet Blast
7th Feb 2015, 13:31
Replies: 12,473
Views: 1,441,704
Posted By mad_jock

I won't have to worry. Your predictions...

I won't have to worry.

Your predictions have the same worth as tomjam's and the GCE outstanding takes on Scottish voters and to be honest the population.

The Scottish battleground - Lord...
7th Feb 2015, 13:07
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Posted By mad_jock

To be fair I don't actually think getting all the...

To be fair I don't actually think getting all the pilots to go through a skills test with external examiners is neither unfair or a over reaction.

I have seen quite a few auld boys get signed off...
7th Feb 2015, 12:58
Replies: 54
Views: 7,461
Posted By mad_jock

there was a certain trilander Captain in the CI...

there was a certain trilander Captain in the CI that used to smoke a pipe.

His habit was to knock it out on the side of the plane in flight.

One day the bowl came off and went into the prop...
Forum: Jet Blast
7th Feb 2015, 12:55
Replies: 12,473
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Posted By mad_jock

its not information its opinion. And it...

its not information its opinion.

And it will be treated with the same disrespect as we did of the nationalist opinion on the independence chances.
7th Feb 2015, 09:20
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Posted By mad_jock

if its true and EASA approved the TRTO should get...

if its true and EASA approved the TRTO should get its approval removed as well.
7th Feb 2015, 08:08
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Posted By mad_jock

there will be something in the aircraft design...

there will be something in the aircraft design which means it needs to do it to fulfil some design requirement.

Possibly the Vmca 1.1 requirement. If they didn't do it the Vr possibly would go...
6th Feb 2015, 07:33
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Posted By mad_jock

Type and which authority your under I suspect. ...

Type and which authority your under I suspect.

In fact I think I will add into my lots next sim cycle.

Might as well use a similar profile to this.

Gear up through acceleration and fail...
6th Feb 2015, 07:10
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Views: 9,761
Posted By mad_jock

Alot of it is to do with school image. Especially...

Alot of it is to do with school image. Especially when showing the next batch round.
6th Feb 2015, 05:47
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Posted By mad_jock

Does anyone have plates for the airport? ...

Does anyone have plates for the airport?


If so does it have a noise procedure?

Or is it SOP for the company to always fly one?


And with those hours quoted for the jump seat pax I am...
6th Feb 2015, 05:04
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Posted By mad_jock

Seems they need to read Tims prose as well. ...

Seems they need to read Tims prose as well.

Or maybe they only have experence of turbo fans.
5th Feb 2015, 23:00
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Posted By mad_jock

If it was 1.3 Vs that would give it a stall speed...

If it was 1.3 Vs that would give it a stall speed of about 85 knts.

I presume it has a stick shaker at 1.1 Vs and push at 1.05 Vs ?
5th Feb 2015, 22:47
Replies: 17
Views: 4,876
Posted By mad_jock

So it all the dash 8 variations? Even...

So it all the dash 8 variations?

Even bigger ouch
5th Feb 2015, 22:38
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Posted By mad_jock

Its the higher of 1.3 Vs or 1.1 Vmca So it...

Its the higher of 1.3 Vs or 1.1 Vmca

So it could be less than 98 and the Vr is limited by the Stall speed.

They way you can tell is if the Vr decreases with temp above ISA its Vmca limited.
5th Feb 2015, 22:35
Replies: 54
Views: 7,461
Posted By mad_jock

You must be joking about the expert bit. ...

You must be joking about the expert bit.

First did it when I was hour building for Cpl.

Then had to do heaps of it while flying instructor mainly to stop the punter from barfing.

And the...
5th Feb 2015, 22:10
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Posted By mad_jock

I don't think Vmcl is appropriate as they didn't...

I don't think Vmcl is appropriate as they didn't have the gear down. Gear down reduces it. And I don't think they had both engines working





I don't think it is, in fact I think it should...
5th Feb 2015, 22:00
Replies: 17
Views: 4,876
Posted By mad_jock

Q400's use them as well. What do the A400's...

Q400's use them as well.

What do the A400's use?
5th Feb 2015, 21:51
Replies: 748
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Posted By mad_jock

They are free turbine engines so they are never...

They are free turbine engines so they are never coupled.

The L/D ration only works with both engines secure and your at the best speed.

The only thing that can be inferred is they had...
Forum: ATC Issues
5th Feb 2015, 21:48
Replies: 9
Views: 4,657
Posted By mad_jock

They exist but its extremely rare you ever go...

They exist but its extremely rare you ever go through one unless its on a STAR or SID.

its still handy to have an occasional one anyway purely because it gives us a fixed point to do a fuel check...
Forum: Jet Blast
5th Feb 2015, 20:53
Replies: 12,473
Views: 1,441,704
Posted By mad_jock

They are actually pretty good with local issues. ...

They are actually pretty good with local issues.

They are very local face people and are seen to take a personal interest in local affairs.

They make huge promises to large % of the...
5th Feb 2015, 20:35
Replies: 748
Views: 689,888
Posted By mad_jock

To me as a twin TP pilot of a barely enough...

To me as a twin TP pilot of a barely enough powered auld heap.

Apart from the speeds which some are interpreting as airspeeds which I believe are ground speeds it seems to be not to bad.

The...
5th Feb 2015, 20:18
Replies: 17
Views: 4,876
Posted By mad_jock

Dowty props to become rocking horse poo.

BBC News - Dowty fire: Gloucestershire factory 'severely damaged' (http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-gloucestershire-31144128)

Just for info for the ginger beer types.
5th Feb 2015, 20:16
Replies: 3
Views: 5,117
Posted By mad_jock

Not just them, this is going to cause a whole...

Not just them, this is going to cause a whole heap of problems in the turbo prop world.
5th Feb 2015, 19:53
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Views: 689,888
Posted By mad_jock

I looked at the temps on the day and they were...

I looked at the temps on the day and they were within 5 deg of ISA.

Vmca increases with temperature decreasing. It also increases when you put the gear up.

The book Vmca's are only valid in...
Forum: ATC Issues
5th Feb 2015, 19:38
Replies: 9
Views: 4,657
Posted By mad_jock

Sweden and Ireland definitely for at least the...

Sweden and Ireland definitely for at least the last 5 years.

Only time they will keep you on a route is when there is mil areas active but as soon as your clear of it you go direct.
5th Feb 2015, 19:31
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Views: 689,888
Posted By mad_jock

It all comes down to the prop on the failed being...

It all comes down to the prop on the failed being secured.

On one engine with the prop secured your down to 40-45% effective power performance.

If your zero thrust torque is 15-20% on an...
5th Feb 2015, 19:10
Replies: 748
Views: 689,888
Posted By mad_jock

that's where the line training theory comes from....

that's where the line training theory comes from. Or maybe line check
Forum: Jet Blast
5th Feb 2015, 19:07
Replies: 12,473
Views: 1,441,704
Posted By mad_jock

not now that harpy is the face of the SNP. ...

not now that harpy is the face of the SNP.

She just doesn't have the charisma of Salmond.

The longer the oil stays at its current price the more their arguments are shown to be thoughts of...
5th Feb 2015, 18:56
Replies: 748
Views: 689,888
Posted By mad_jock

I fly a similar profile wing and it gets draggy...

I fly a similar profile wing and it gets draggy as hell below 160knts. Sweet spot is about 180-190 depending on weight.

S & L clean you will use the same power at 130 knts as you do at 165knts. ...
5th Feb 2015, 18:40
Replies: 748
Views: 689,888
Posted By mad_jock

Do the props not go to feathered anyway when the...

Do the props not go to feathered anyway when the oil pressure drops?
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Posted By mad_jock

In my day under JAR you had to show your pass...

In my day under JAR you had to show your pass cert for MEP before sitting the IR. You didn't need to have it installed on any license.

But you are correct that its very unlikely that most will...
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