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28th Jan 2019, 08:11
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Posted By Sillert,V.I.

Sometimes it is, and sometimes it isn't; Cork and...

Sometimes it is, and sometimes it isn't; Cork and Chalgrove are two examples of relatively recent incidents where this forum basically had the primary cause nailed on day 1.

I'd agree that...
27th Jan 2019, 15:37
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Posted By Sillert,V.I.

I'd say if this flight had been conducted at...

I'd say if this flight had been conducted at (say) FL160, that both of them would still be alive. If they couldn't maintain 160 in the prevailing weather, they'd likely have found out before crossing...
27th Jan 2019, 10:49
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Posted By Sillert,V.I.

I know there are many here who believe a flight...

I know there are many here who believe a flight of this nature should never have taken place in a piston single at night.

That said, the aircraft type was designed for this type of mission when...
26th Jan 2019, 10:37
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Posted By Sillert,V.I.

Another way of looking at this is to ask the...

Another way of looking at this is to ask the question "What would have happened if the accident had never taken place"; that is to say, suppose the pilot had resolved whatever issues he faced over...
25th Jan 2019, 14:00
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Posted By Sillert,V.I.

This was the subject of an AAIB Field...

This was the subject of an AAIB Field Investigation.

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/59c283e540f0b65db9b9ead1/Piper_PA-30_Twin_Comanche_G-ATMT_10-17.pdf

Basically descent below...
24th Jan 2019, 15:27
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Posted By Sillert,V.I.

If you want scheduled airline safety standards,...

If you want scheduled airline safety standards, that.

Single pilot increases the risk. Single engine increases the risk. Flying single engine at night increases the risk a bit more still (though...
24th Jan 2019, 14:31
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Posted By Sillert,V.I.

IIRC the boots are vacuum driven; the PA46 has...

IIRC the boots are vacuum driven; the PA46 has twin Vac Pumps for redundancy.

Interestingly a quick internet search threw up this MSB and related link:

http://www.tcmlink.com/pdf2/M90-10.pdf
...
Forum: ATC Issues
8th Feb 2018, 16:59
Replies: 23
Views: 4,876
Posted By Sillert,V.I.

Sorry if my previous post was confusing; a Pan...

Sorry if my previous post was confusing; a Pan call will get you priority; advising that you'll make a Pan call if there are further delays won't (which was what I was trying to say).

For me, it's...
8th Feb 2018, 14:32
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Views: 2,059
Posted By Sillert,V.I.

Just shave it off. Bald men are seen as...

Just shave it off.

Bald men are seen as smart, dominant and just plain sexy.

Putting two fingers up at the soul-sucking demon of male pattern baldness displays a confidence the rest of the...
Forum: ATC Issues
8th Feb 2018, 13:45
Replies: 23
Views: 4,876
Posted By Sillert,V.I.

That. My understanding is that if you think...

That.

My understanding is that if you think you may land with less than FRF, you call Pan; if you know you are going to land with less than FRF, you call Mayday.

Question: Would "be advised we...
23rd Jan 2018, 16:55
Replies: 217
Views: 156,650
Posted By Sillert,V.I.

The difference is that, in motoring cases, the...

The difference is that, in motoring cases, the readings from the breathalyser used at the police station can be used as evidence (the right to a blood sample was removed on 10 April 2015), so the...
23rd Jan 2018, 09:49
Replies: 217
Views: 156,650
Posted By Sillert,V.I.

I don't think the breathalyser results can be...

I don't think the breathalyser results can be used in evidence at the lower aviation limit; a blood and/or urine sample will be taken and that is what will be used in Court, if it comes to that.

I...
13th Jan 2018, 08:55
Replies: 51
Views: 15,632
Posted By Sillert,V.I.

That's a most useful and relevant link, Whopity. ...

That's a most useful and relevant link, Whopity.

I've said it before; attempting to fly visually in IMC has killed a lot of pilots, and history shows experience is no protection; the statistics...
3rd Jan 2018, 00:12
Replies: 306
Views: 211,554
Posted By Sillert,V.I.

This link...

This link (http://www.tsb.gc.ca/eng/medias-media/communiques/aviation/2017/a15q0120-20170907.asp?pedisable=true) might be of interest.
18th Oct 2017, 22:49
Replies: 277
Views: 83,058
Posted By Sillert,V.I.

LXGB comes to mind; a not overly long runway with...

LXGB comes to mind; a not overly long runway with water at both ends, and disputes over the ownership of said water.
5th Oct 2017, 20:24
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Posted By Sillert,V.I.

Not all return trips originate in the UK. In...

Not all return trips originate in the UK. In particular Monarch were a major provider of scheduled air services to/from Gibraltar (which is after all a British Overseas Territory) and there will be...
15th Sep 2017, 10:10
Replies: 62
Views: 11,752
Posted By Sillert,V.I.

I once took evasive action to avoid a bird. ...

I once took evasive action to avoid a bird.

It was a good call.

She divorced my best friend about five years later :E.
16th Aug 2017, 13:17
Replies: 47
Views: 10,140
Posted By Sillert,V.I.

I think the tommie is a great trainer (if you...

I think the tommie is a great trainer (if you learn in one, you'll have no problem flying most other tricycle singles), but as I did both PPL & IMC in one, I'm unashamedly biased.

Your plan is...
13th Jul 2017, 22:01
Replies: 15
Views: 2,861
Posted By Sillert,V.I.

In EASA land, you'd presumably need a type rating...

In EASA land, you'd presumably need a type rating to fly a Twotter as it's a turbine aircraft.
10th Jul 2017, 10:29
Replies: 1,109
Views: 458,379
Posted By Sillert,V.I.

Their website says that they "supply and replace...

Their website says that they "supply and replace original ejection seat cartridges, fully tested and certified".

This would seem to depend on their being able to source original, in-date ejection...
10th Jul 2017, 07:15
Replies: 22
Views: 3,060
Posted By Sillert,V.I.

If a correctly-latched door came open in flight,...

If a correctly-latched door came open in flight, I'd report it to maintenance.
9th Jul 2017, 13:39
Replies: 32
Views: 3,627
Posted By Sillert,V.I.

My late wife never got the hang of aircraft...

My late wife never got the hang of aircraft identification.

She employed a binary method; types were either 'Concorde' or 'Not Concorde'.
8th Mar 2017, 22:22
Replies: 1,109
Views: 458,379
Posted By Sillert,V.I.

One thought I'd had for that was he thought he...

One thought I'd had for that was he thought he had too much energy and was fine tuning the pullup to make the gate; the implication being that he either remembered the wrong gate height, or misread...
8th Mar 2017, 10:18
Replies: 25
Views: 3,654
Posted By Sillert,V.I.

Don't be too hard on yourself. Having a clear &...

Don't be too hard on yourself. Having a clear & distinct horizon helps a great deal, and UK weather isn't particularly kind in that regard.

It's a long time ago, but I remember my first few hours...
8th Mar 2017, 09:32
Replies: 1,109
Views: 458,379
Posted By Sillert,V.I.

Something that hasn't had much coverage is just...

Something that hasn't had much coverage is just how close he came to flying away. Extrapolating the flightpath and perusing the data from the AAIB test flights suggests the margin by which it...
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