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Forum: ATC Issues
26th Oct 2016, 04:35
Replies: 34
Views: 9,311
Posted By vector4fun

Happened fairly regularly where I worked, maybe...

Happened fairly regularly where I worked, maybe once per month. Normally just transmitted clearance in the blind, and never got too worked up over it. As said, completely different from someone who...
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Oct 2016, 17:46
Replies: 22,040
Views: 3,623,718
Posted By vector4fun

The bigger picture is this: After millions of...

The bigger picture is this: After millions of public dollars spent on partisan witch hunts, not one indictment of Hillary Clinton in 30 years. Not one. This despite the AltRight claiming for years...
Forum: ATC Issues
7th Oct 2016, 13:43
Replies: 21
Views: 7,099
Posted By vector4fun

I once asked a G2 for 250 and 10,000' to the OM,...

I once asked a G2 for 250 and 10,000' to the OM, straight in, worked fine.

It was slightly modified however.

http://www.nasa.gov/images/content/109903main_S96-06240.jpg
Forum: ATC Issues
29th Aug 2016, 01:12
Replies: 9
Views: 4,982
Posted By vector4fun

I realize this site is UK centric, but my...

I realize this site is UK centric, but my experience in US ATC is the FP alternate is just a technicality, like showing your 8th grade math teacher how you arrived at an answer on your homework. ...
12th Aug 2016, 21:13
Replies: 73
Views: 9,741
Posted By vector4fun

Well, some folks would say that if it doesn't...

Well, some folks would say that if it doesn't have a round engine manufactured by P&W, or Curtis Wright, it's just a toy.

DHC-2 was fun, but actually, a T-34 with an IO-550 is a blast. I've also...
12th Aug 2016, 20:49
Replies: 75
Views: 21,668
Posted By vector4fun

Pilots, controllers, firemen, etc are taught to...

Pilots, controllers, firemen, etc are taught to think "What happens if..." They are safety personnel, and need to always have a backup plan or even two.

But if you work in an office or cubicle,...
9th Aug 2016, 00:41
Replies: 39
Views: 9,734
Posted By vector4fun

My very first multi-engine lesson, after we'd...

My very first multi-engine lesson, after we'd flown about 45 minutes and I get acquainted with the Apache, the instructor slapped the right mixture back to simulate an engine failure. After trimming...
8th Aug 2016, 18:40
Replies: 75
Views: 21,668
Posted By vector4fun

We had a lightning induced power failure years...

We had a lightning induced power failure years ago. Also had a bank of batteries and diesel generators to take over that failed to work. Seems the folks that maintained the UPS system monthly...
3rd Aug 2016, 18:58
Replies: 39
Views: 9,734
Posted By vector4fun

Fuel shutoff between the seats just above the...

Fuel shutoff between the seats just above the floor. I seriously doubt it's never accidently been bumped off or moved. In any case, the actual purpose was for them to experience a loss of power...
3rd Aug 2016, 02:33
Replies: 39
Views: 9,734
Posted By vector4fun

Been years since I instructed, but when I did...

Been years since I instructed, but when I did full time, one thing I did with all my primary students in the C150/152 is distract them enough I could flip the fuel shutoff without being seen.
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Forum: North America
2nd Aug 2016, 03:32
Replies: 22
Views: 11,457
Posted By vector4fun

Get your Instructor ratings and teach for a...

Get your Instructor ratings and teach for a while. Great way to build hours, flexible schedule, exposure to a number of different aircraft. Then re-evaluate. My experience: you'll learn more from...
Forum: ATC Issues
2nd Aug 2016, 02:11
Replies: 8
Views: 3,033
Posted By vector4fun

They are in no way "unprotected". They are still...

They are in no way "unprotected". They are still receiving radar traffic advisories, still have TCAS on board, FAA still requires Mode-C, (soon to be ADS-B) above 10,000'. Not any different than...
2nd Aug 2016, 02:02
Replies: 41
Views: 27,626
Posted By vector4fun

DWI in 1990, twice in 2002, and again in 2010. ...

DWI in 1990, twice in 2002, and again in 2010. Pot with intent in 2000, in prision for 1.5 years, parole revoked in 2010 for fourth DWI and back to prison for a stretch. Also a poor record with the...
Forum: ATC Issues
29th Jul 2016, 00:16
Replies: 8
Views: 3,033
Posted By vector4fun

If you were cruising along at 14,500', directly...

If you were cruising along at 14,500', directly over the large airport would likely be the safest place to be. Where you'd meet all the climbing/descending traffic would be 30-40 miles from the...
23rd Jul 2016, 17:58
Replies: 44
Views: 6,226
Posted By vector4fun

At Oshkosh next week, there may be 3 or 4...

At Oshkosh next week, there may be 3 or 4 arrivals on the same runway at a time. Fun stuff. :E


...
Forum: ATC Issues
16th Jul 2016, 21:16
Replies: 5
Views: 3,573
Posted By vector4fun

In the US, "Cross yyy at and maintain...

In the US, "Cross yyy at and maintain xxx".
Forum: North America
12th Jul 2016, 01:26
Replies: 62
Views: 37,399
Posted By vector4fun

I used to work at the airport at the bottom of...

I used to work at the airport at the bottom of the photo. You'll notice there's a nice, long, parallel runway not far away at the top of the photo:
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5th Jul 2016, 13:07
Replies: 16
Views: 2,248
Posted By vector4fun

can't say how things are on your side of the...

can't say how things are on your side of the Atlantic, but beyond the autopilot, "millennials" over here can barely decipher a paper map. Seriously, I've already heard from people who had to buy...
28th Jun 2016, 00:23
Replies: 45
Views: 11,535
Posted By vector4fun

"Fun" to watch the unknowing trying to fly a...

"Fun" to watch the unknowing trying to fly a C172/PA28 IFR in the New Mexico mountains in summer. MEAs of 10,000' with temps at the surface near 100 f. Since it wasn't our place to try to talk...
27th Jun 2016, 21:36
Replies: 872
Views: 443,512
Posted By vector4fun

I keep seeing references to a "hot" engine...

I keep seeing references to a "hot" engine igniting fuel. If the engine had been shut down for an hour, I can't imagine anything in it being hot enough to ignite a fire. Seems to me, the only thing...
Forum: ATC Issues
25th Jun 2016, 17:16
Replies: 65
Views: 15,271
Posted By vector4fun

You guys/gals need to let the airlines run the...

You guys/gals need to let the airlines run the ramps/gates like they do in the US. Crews and ops can then spar among themselves. Seriously, some folks are wound too tight. I've seen lots of...
Forum: ATC Issues
24th May 2016, 02:33
Replies: 15
Views: 4,886
Posted By vector4fun

In a former life, my phraseology would have been;...

In a former life, my phraseology would have been;

"Cancel approach clearance, (climb and) maintain xx thousand, fly heading xxx, vectors for......"

Worked over here.
Forum: ATC Issues
6th May 2016, 02:14
Replies: 25
Views: 10,431
Posted By vector4fun

I was a tower/approach controller in the States,...

I was a tower/approach controller in the States, but to answer your question, during evenings/nights when traffic was slow, was not at all unusual For low and high sectors at Center to be combined,...
17th Apr 2016, 17:52
Replies: 17
Views: 3,689
Posted By vector4fun

My father was a civilian University flight...

My father was a civilian University flight instructor turned major airline pilot. I was an airplane/airport groupie. Dad did NOT give me any formal instruction, always passed me on to a friend or...
12th Apr 2016, 13:36
Replies: 10
Views: 1,607
Posted By vector4fun

The Plane Plastics parts are generally much...

The Plane Plastics parts are generally much thicker and sturdier than factory plastic. That said, they generally require more trial and fitting than factory parts. Not complicated, just requires...
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