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21st Feb 2017, 22:42
Replies: 1,185
Views: 432,381
Posted By kalavo

If you've really been in the industry for 50...

If you've really been in the industry for 50 years, then I'm guessing you've lost a mate or ten in plane crashes. I certainly have. If you had any time on a Kingair time you might know that they're...
9th Oct 2014, 01:58
Replies: 5
Views: 2,936
Posted By kalavo

More often than you think. Not normally something...

More often than you think. Not normally something to be worried about as a passenger/crew on the same flight. The disposable suits are far easier to put on than having a blood soaked paramedic...
29th Sep 2014, 16:56
Replies: 71
Views: 8,474
Posted By kalavo

As has already been alluded to, there is a...

As has already been alluded to, there is a crossover between "pilot rules" and "engineer rules", and both sides don't necessarily understand each other.

Our aircraft are maintained to charter...
7th Sep 2014, 02:26
Replies: 1
Views: 1,790
Posted By kalavo

It's sitting in the LOP folder at Elcho. Only...

It's sitting in the LOP folder at Elcho. Only useful once employed there... before that the only how-to is pack up the car and drive.
Forum: Tech Log
3rd Sep 2014, 02:57
Replies: 8
Views: 4,826
Posted By kalavo

I thought the flight manual recommended it stay...

I thought the flight manual recommended it stay in Auto for all operations to give the system control over whether it needs more cooling or more air? (Switch not fitted on the 200's I fly)
22nd Feb 2014, 12:54
Replies: 19
Views: 5,812
Posted By kalavo

A year on flight planning still seems mostly...

A year on flight planning still seems mostly broken :(

Just to name a few...

Can't ammend second or subsequent stages if first stage is past departure time.

Saved aircraft/saved route...
23rd Jan 2014, 03:21
Replies: 111
Views: 19,624
Posted By kalavo

Bit unrealistic to expect a Canadian to know the...

Bit unrealistic to expect a Canadian to know the exact circumstances of one airfield in Australia.

The skydiving operation has been at Tyagarah for 20 years, the airfield is about 43 years old....
23rd Jan 2014, 02:54
Replies: 312
Views: 131,887
Posted By kalavo

You'd lose the charter with that sort of research...

You'd lose the charter with that sort of research ;)

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20th Oct 2013, 12:53
Replies: 17
Views: 5,341
Posted By kalavo

Assumption is the mother of all ****ups. ...

Assumption is the mother of all ****ups.

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20th Oct 2013, 12:46
Replies: 21
Views: 2,674
Posted By kalavo

I fly an Australian registered turboprop IFR, but...

I fly an Australian registered turboprop IFR, but when it was the same aircraft on the American register I couldnt touch it without sitting their exams and converting a license. Sure in terms of...
18th Jun 2013, 06:37
Replies: 834
Views: 611,691
Posted By kalavo

Oh sure, they're around, but I've always found...

Oh sure, they're around, but I've always found after talking to them, filling up to MTOW rather than my normal safe happy number above company minimum was the best way to get rid of that dirty...
1st Jun 2013, 10:42
Replies: 44
Views: 5,786
Posted By kalavo

So if you're in Class A airspace and you've put...

So if you're in Class A airspace and you've put the windshield cover up so you cant see a thing outside, does it count as IF?
15th Mar 2013, 00:08
Replies: 234
Views: 38,999
Posted By kalavo

Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts...

Power corrupts and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

There is a reason the rest of our entire legal system separates the roles of judge, jury and executioner. We don't give absolute power to the...
12th Mar 2013, 13:35
Replies: 32
Views: 8,675
Posted By kalavo

I hear Hardy's are now asking for piston time on...

I hear Hardy's are now asking for piston time on resumes as too many cadets trying to jump on the GA bandwagon and mistreating the 400 series Cessnas...

Mind you, work a lot harder Single Pilot...
9th Mar 2013, 01:26
Replies: 66
Views: 26,981
Posted By kalavo

The fun part becomes where it was ordered as an...

The fun part becomes where it was ordered as an interchangeable sim, but delievered as a 350 only sim. There are rumours of January 2014, there are also rumours that there's enough work for a second...
6th Mar 2013, 22:55
Replies: 66
Views: 26,981
Posted By kalavo

ZOMG the sky is falling! 5 hours x $2000/hr...

ZOMG the sky is falling!

5 hours x $2000/hr in the plane... $10k

5 hours x $400/hr in the sim $2k, Flights for two people from Broome (about the worst case scenario with the sim in Melbourne?)...
5th Jan 2013, 21:58
Replies: 396
Views: 72,214
Posted By kalavo

Whoa, hang on a second there. If it's not a...

Whoa, hang on a second there. If it's not a grounding item, why is it a required item? This is _exactly_ why an MEL or PUS is required rather than relying on a dumb pilot to make a decision.

What...
18th Dec 2012, 05:41
Replies: 63
Views: 15,954
Posted By kalavo

Nice find, it is an inconsistency. Obviously...

Nice find, it is an inconsistency.

Obviously losing it in my old age and failing to RTFQ.

Your next step is probably...
https://www.airservicesaustralia.com/contact-us/contact-form

They're...
18th Dec 2012, 03:48
Replies: 63
Views: 15,954
Posted By kalavo

Agent 86, take a break for five minutes and have...

Agent 86, take a break for five minutes and have another read of it.

All approaches in Australia are designed as if you are using Forecast Terminal QNH.


If you have an actual QNH (ATC, ATIS,...
17th Dec 2012, 14:21
Replies: 63
Views: 15,954
Posted By kalavo

Switched to Jeppview which doesn't keep the same...

Switched to Jeppview which doesn't keep the same format, however notes from way back when suggest it should be in Terminal, AU, Instrument Approach / Take off Procedures, Paragraph 5.3 (specifically...
11th Dec 2012, 06:04
Replies: 102
Views: 40,792
Posted By kalavo

Ooo trust me, it wasn't my idea :)

Ooo trust me, it wasn't my idea :)
10th Dec 2012, 23:28
Replies: 102
Views: 40,792
Posted By kalavo

What a load of waffle. Taking junior pilots...

What a load of waffle.

Taking junior pilots from other operators where they've actively been trained to break the rules "if you write it up, you'll have to leave the aircraft parked there and make...
7th Dec 2012, 22:43
Replies: 51
Views: 7,467
Posted By kalavo

As InDaBack stated very very few people are so...

As InDaBack stated very very few people are so critical they need to be moved immediately and in most of those cases you will do more harm by moving them. (Spinal cases for example are not a life or...
26th Nov 2012, 04:46
Replies: 29
Views: 5,121
Posted By kalavo

Actually a lot of our regulations come from...

Actually a lot of our regulations come from maritime law where the safety of the vessel is the first priority and the commanders decision is final - there is no reasonable person test and the...
23rd Nov 2012, 15:56
Replies: 147
Views: 35,888
Posted By kalavo

Not getting any arguments from me. Don't agree...

Not getting any arguments from me. Don't agree with how they've gone about solving this problem, but it's their train set, not mine.

They did the same thing way back when I sat mine... the time...
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