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12th Jul 2019, 11:42
Replies: 22
Views: 13,939
Posted By lucille

Ive often wondered what goes on in the minds of...

Ive often wondered what goes on in the minds of master aviators as you taxi out in your not so new, not so shiny 330s and 777s and watch the rest of the world line up and take off in front of you....
12th Jul 2019, 11:30
Replies: 26
Views: 9,608
Posted By lucille

I suspect you may be right.

I suspect you may be right.
6th Jul 2019, 22:50
Replies: 26
Views: 7,160
Posted By lucille

As each iteration of airliner design takes to the...

As each iteration of airliner design takes to the skies, the capability of the automation systems increases thus negating the need for old school flying skills. It won’t be long before all the pilot...
4th Jul 2019, 03:48
Replies: 82
Views: 23,265
Posted By lucille

Maybe I didn't make myself clear. It has nothing...

Maybe I didn't make myself clear. It has nothing to with his age but rather his stage in life with a couple of kids and his age with reference to the parenthood thing. Hence my comment about it all...
3rd Jul 2019, 21:14
Replies: 82
Views: 23,265
Posted By lucille

TempTCu, assuming you go the GA career route, how...

TempTCu, assuming you go the GA career route, how will your wife feel about being the main breadwinner? How will your family ​​​​survive on the less than subsistence salaries in GA? True, people do...
28th Jun 2019, 22:29
Replies: 50
Views: 27,097
Posted By lucille

“6,000 hours of fast low flying in rough...

“6,000 hours of fast low flying in rough conditions”

Are you sure they fly fast? Most survey work is done at slower speeds to get better resolution.
If their operations are 200AGL or less, it may...
27th Jun 2019, 21:19
Replies: 83
Views: 30,978
Posted By lucille

I’d be surprised if anyone who has flown long...

I’d be surprised if anyone who has flown long haul crossing more than 5 time zones with min rest between duty periods hasn’t had the overwhelming urge to nod off by the third duty day.
Fatigue is...
25th Jun 2019, 18:48
Replies: 18
Views: 5,447
Posted By lucille

Sadly, pilotchute is correct. Australian...

Sadly, pilotchute is correct. Australian companies seem to require the one thing that you don’t have on your CV. Won’t be long before some HR drongo will demand Cold WX Ops experience as a...
24th Jun 2019, 09:58
Replies: 17
Views: 3,013
Posted By lucille

Comic Gold!

Comic Gold!
12th Jun 2019, 08:08
Replies: 40
Views: 25,382
Posted By lucille

Looks like you’re all finally living in...

Looks like you’re all finally living in “interesting times”. I did wonder how long it would take.

How would one defend TB and CC in a mainland court?
28th May 2019, 18:06
Replies: 48
Views: 9,032
Posted By lucille

By higher FLs I’m talking about 450 and above. By...

By higher FLs I’m talking about 450 and above. By precise, I’m talking about +/-50 ft. and +/- 5 degrees. Reduced damping requires a constant eagle eye on PFD and the smallest of control inputs....
27th May 2019, 17:42
Replies: 48
Views: 9,032
Posted By lucille

Modern autopilots are very smooth. While you may...

Modern autopilots are very smooth. While you may think you’re doing a great job keeping the needles centred, the passengers in the back won’t thank you. Admittedly, FBW does help disguise coarse...
Forum: Middle East
26th May 2019, 05:52
Replies: 47
Views: 42,118
Posted By lucille

Only one technician in the back is all that’s...

Only one technician in the back is all that’s required, he/she sets up the recording for the calibration run and communicates with ground navaid techs to get the desired settings on the ground...
Forum: Middle East
25th May 2019, 15:29
Replies: 47
Views: 42,118
Posted By lucille

Why 4 POB? The DA42 is a single pilot aircraft...

Why 4 POB? The DA42 is a single pilot aircraft and they would only need one engineer/technician to set up the recordings for each run.What were the other two doing?
19th May 2019, 08:23
Replies: 9
Views: 4,716
Posted By lucille

Pray tell what is a “wheel jerkers job”?

Pray tell what is a “wheel jerkers job”?
18th May 2019, 22:28
Replies: 21
Views: 8,221
Posted By lucille

I’m now wondering what “the combination of...

I’m now wondering what “the combination of factors” allude to. A surprisingly prescient post.
14th May 2019, 02:51
Replies: 167
Views: 40,273
Posted By lucille

Phoooahh, that’s a bit extreme isn’t it?

Phoooahh, that’s a bit extreme isn’t it?
13th May 2019, 11:08
Replies: 18
Views: 3,194
Posted By lucille

There was a time when I did assessments for...

There was a time when I did assessments for recruitment, I never scrubbed anyone in the The LHS doing the PF part. It held almost zero interest for me. Far more interesting was to assess the person...
1st May 2019, 05:21
Replies: 46
Views: 7,284
Posted By lucille

Thanks for that. I never realized how efficient...

Thanks for that. I never realized how efficient they have managed to make these air-cooled flat sixes now. Indeed Google works in mysterious ways... BTW, the BMW engine whose figures I used was 2007...
29th Apr 2019, 20:33
Replies: 46
Views: 7,284
Posted By lucille

I stand corrected. OK, not twice. But...

I stand corrected. OK, not twice. But significantly better. The only figure I can find is for a 2007 BMW diesel of 198 g/KWh. VW have since improved their efficiency. cy. You only have to look at...
29th Apr 2019, 10:38
Replies: 145
Views: 27,403
Posted By lucille

Off topic but my AVID card turned up in less than...

Off topic but my AVID card turned up in less than two weeks and this was my first ever Australian aviation background security check.... the last 35 years I’ve been everywhere else.

Im guessing...
29th Apr 2019, 10:04
Replies: 46
Views: 7,284
Posted By lucille

Not a proven option yet, but Raptor Aircraft (a...

Not a proven option yet, but Raptor Aircraft (a brand new kit aircraft designed and being built by an Aussie in the USA) has a 3.0 litre turbo Diesel which is estimated to put out 350 HP.

Raptor...
26th Apr 2019, 08:18
Replies: 1,465
Views: 776,332
Posted By lucille

I guess this is the end of Air Niugini. It’s...

I guess this is the end of Air Niugini. It’s impossible to see anyone choosing to remain and without crew they can’t operate. All this bodes well for competitors and new entrants. Fingers crossed...
20th Apr 2019, 02:51
Replies: 643
Views: 481,330
Posted By lucille

If you’re going to do a degree, don’t waste your...

If you’re going to do a degree, don’t waste your time on an “Aviation” specific one. Do a proper science degree or an engineering degree and do the flying training extra curricular. ATPL subjects are...
12th Apr 2019, 20:43
Replies: 1,465
Views: 776,332
Posted By lucille

ICAO does not “rule” as such, it makes...

ICAO does not “rule” as such, it makes recommendations which each country can choose to adopt as rules in their airspace.... or not.

Age 65 is one such recommendation. It applies only in the...
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