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Forum: North America
2nd Jun 2019, 13:39
Replies: 26
Views: 6,643
Posted By Tinstaafl

It shouldn't cost $12k to convert. you only need...

It shouldn't cost $12k to convert. you only need an FAA CPL + IR. The regionals will cover all the ATP costs, including accommodation and the CTP-ATP training that is now required before sitting the...
16th May 2019, 19:57
Replies: 32
Views: 3,982
Posted By Tinstaafl

Be glad the 'with you' virus hasn't infected r.t....

Be glad the 'with you' virus hasn't infected r.t. there (or has it?). It's endemic in the USA, passed on by instructor after instructor to students from all over the world.
12th Jan 2019, 02:38
Replies: 3
Views: 564
Posted By Tinstaafl

Another consideration: One of the certification...

Another consideration: One of the certification requirements is that the plane must be flyable by a pilot of average skill. That is one of the things test pilots assess during testing. You don't know...
7th Jan 2019, 13:46
Replies: 11
Views: 1,490
Posted By Tinstaafl

Sir ND, yes, it was. I was with Loganair and...

Sir ND, yes, it was. I was with Loganair and based in Lerwick. Loganair had the Scottish air ambulance contract. Unlike Orkney & Glasgow with dedicated ambo BN2s, Shetland's plane had a dual role....
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Jan 2019, 18:38
Replies: 49
Views: 3,035
Posted By Tinstaafl

Thanks for the explanation, Mac. The US is...

Thanks for the explanation, Mac.

The US is strangely conservative about nudity, gender, sex etc. Not long after moving here I saw a TV show about gender reassignment surgery. They're so weird here...
4th Jan 2019, 04:21
Replies: 11
Views: 1,490
Posted By Tinstaafl

I had an ambo flight from Shetland to ABZ one...

I had an ambo flight from Shetland to ABZ one day, with Inverness as my alternate. Unfortunately Inverness started deteriorating close to mins (not in the forecast) while I was trying to get into...
Forum: Jet Blast
4th Jan 2019, 04:12
Replies: 49
Views: 3,035
Posted By Tinstaafl

Mac, how difficult is gender reassignment surgery...

Mac, how difficult is gender reassignment surgery to perform? On a scale of, say, remove an appendix to heart transplant or whatever? And how successful is it at replicating the anatomy of the other...
21st Dec 2018, 13:11
Replies: 21
Views: 3,260
Posted By Tinstaafl

I seem to recall that a parallel runway was...

I seem to recall that a parallel runway was always a consideration in the original design of the new Brissy airport. That being the case why did they waste the $ on the cross runway?
15th Dec 2018, 03:37
Replies: 30
Views: 3,861
Posted By Tinstaafl

I had a NVFR student have a vac. pump failure...

I had a NVFR student have a vac. pump failure when we were on the last leg of a NVFR navex, towards the end of his training. I let him continue to fly & manage the problem, with the view that I'd...
Forum: North America
15th Dec 2018, 03:30
Replies: 5
Views: 1,448
Posted By Tinstaafl

I'm in the middle of converting my logbooks to an...

I'm in the middle of converting my logbooks to an electronic format. I have 35 years & nearly 9000hrs of them - with many. many sub-1hr flights during my flying instructor days. I'm doing it myself...
Forum: Jet Blast
4th Dec 2018, 14:22
Replies: 28
Views: 2,853
Posted By Tinstaafl

My fourth is indeed Irish citizenship. And the...

My fourth is indeed Irish citizenship. And the reason for getting that passport is to retain EU access. Same for my son. When he's old enough and wants to travel it will give him a lot options.
Forum: North America
1st Dec 2018, 01:18
Replies: 530
Views: 212,064
Posted By Tinstaafl

Calculating rest in retrospect is also illegal....

Calculating rest in retrospect is also illegal. The FAA's legal branch has been consistent in their replies to various requests for interpretations. For it to count as rest, it must be prospective ie...
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Nov 2018, 05:39
Replies: 28
Views: 2,853
Posted By Tinstaafl

I'm up to four citizenships now. A couple...

I'm up to four citizenships now. A couple through naturalisation, one through birth, and one through ancestry. Only have three passports, so I should pull my finger out and get the fourth. My son...
17th Nov 2018, 06:41
Replies: 59
Views: 5,774
Posted By Tinstaafl

1. Australia: ATPL(A), lapsed IR, lapsed Gr.1...

1. Australia: ATPL(A), lapsed IR, lapsed Gr.1 ME instructor rating incl. aerobatic instructor
UK: ATPL(A) + IR, both lapsed
USA: ATP-MEL/SEL/SES, CFI/CFII/MEI, AGI
2. 8800
3. June...
Forum: Questions
6th Nov 2018, 22:37
Replies: 1
Views: 376
Posted By Tinstaafl

It's frowned upon here to double post. It leads...

It's frowned upon here to double post. It leads to relevant info being split all over the place. I've already answered your question in the other forum. May I suggest you direct to that US forum...
6th Nov 2018, 22:23
Replies: 2
Views: 602
Posted By Tinstaafl

Do you have the min. experience for either FAA...

Do you have the min. experience for either FAA CPL or ATPL? Make sure you check the FARs because the x-country requirements are different for each of them, and different from Oz. You will need a...
Replies: 5
Views: 596
Posted By Tinstaafl

You seem to be in Florida, going by your location...

You seem to be in Florida, going by your location info. Voyager Aviation is a small school at Merritt Island (KCOI) between Tutusville & Melbourne with a PA44. I did my US MEI in it some years ago.
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Oct 2018, 06:15
Replies: 32
Views: 4,329
Posted By Tinstaafl

I didn't hear of that coming.

I didn't hear of that coming.
Forum: ATC Issues
30th Sep 2018, 03:05
Replies: 5
Views: 2,046
Posted By Tinstaafl

If the flight is entirely within Class F...

If the flight is entirely within Class F airspace, why do you need a clearance and from whom? It's uncontrolled airspace, and doesn't even have to have FIS. However, presuming an IFR flight plan is...
Forum: North America
29th Jul 2018, 03:33
Replies: 3
Views: 907
Posted By Tinstaafl

Maybe they could find a bit of unused lakefront...

Maybe they could find a bit of unused lakefront land suitable for an airport...
Forum: North America
29th Jul 2018, 03:31
Replies: 1
Views: 857
Posted By Tinstaafl

The short answer is 'yes'. The longer answer is...

The short answer is 'yes'. The longer answer is that you need an *ATP*-MEL for the airlines. The US now has a couple of flavours of ATP, one of which is the original 1500hr TT minimum (plus various...
1st Jul 2018, 04:39
Replies: 35
Views: 6,859
Posted By Tinstaafl

That would have been fun in an Islander, when I...

That would have been fun in an Islander, when I used to fly them in Shetland. Mind you, it would have taken a bit to convince my employer to let me borrow one for the weekend!
1st Jul 2018, 04:27
Replies: 37
Views: 35,875
Posted By Tinstaafl

Gazza, some items have an expensive & finite, if...

Gazza, some items have an expensive & finite, if somewhat elastic, lifetime. A reserve is a way to account for a future $$ hit when that expensive item falls due. If the engine has a 2000hr...
Forum: North America
1st Jul 2018, 03:40
Replies: 13
Views: 903
Posted By Tinstaafl

It's a big country, with arguably the biggest GA...

It's a big country, with arguably the biggest GA industry in the world. Damn near every aerodrome has flying school. What part of the US did you have in mind?
Replies: 12
Views: 1,030
Posted By Tinstaafl

I think you're confusing the glossy ads that...

I think you're confusing the glossy ads that promote a school's training for a frozen airline transport pilot licence or fATPL, as it is often abbreviated. There is no such licence! The licence you...
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