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30th May 2019, 15:23
Replies: 15
Views: 7,862
Posted By AdamFrisch

Doesn't need a type rating in the US, so the type...

Doesn't need a type rating in the US, so the type specific training you can get doesn't qualify as a type rating. Might be some school that perhaps caters to EASA exclusively, like FlightSafety (and...
15th Jul 2018, 04:23
Replies: 38
Views: 31,887
Posted By AdamFrisch

Mine flies, thank you very much. But, I was...

Mine flies, thank you very much. But, I was talking performance, mainly. We can forget anything PT6, as the Garrets simply are 20% more efficient. That doesn't leave that many left - Conquest II,...
27th Jun 2018, 00:55
Replies: 38
Views: 31,887
Posted By AdamFrisch

Why torture yourself? Go for a Turbo Commander -...

Why torture yourself? Go for a Turbo Commander - it will outrun, ouclimb, outspeed, outgross any of these (except the 400LS) burning less fuel. They're simply best in class.
15th Sep 2017, 02:21
Replies: 62
Views: 11,652
Posted By AdamFrisch

Hit a flock on takeoff with the Aerostar. I could...

Hit a flock on takeoff with the Aerostar. I could see them trying to get away on the runway, and it was too late to abort - didn't have enough runway left. Luckily, just one hit and he went through...
20th Aug 2017, 05:36
Replies: 60
Views: 57,123
Posted By AdamFrisch

Concorde batteries also last longer than Gill's.

Concorde batteries also last longer than Gill's.
14th Jul 2017, 22:05
Replies: 11
Views: 2,630
Posted By AdamFrisch

Nice pics AQRD. I do wish they'd start building...

Nice pics AQRD. I do wish they'd start building them again. Beech and FAA screwed the pooch on that one - it could have been a magnificent aircraft if allowed to meet its design specs!
14th Jul 2017, 21:52
Replies: 15
Views: 2,821
Posted By AdamFrisch

Well, there's the Dornier Do-24. Turbine AND...

Well, there's the Dornier Do-24. Turbine AND multi engine. It's on a German registry, so someone somewhere must be able to sign not only off a MES rating, but a turbine type rating for an aircraft...
12th Jul 2017, 18:36
Replies: 15
Views: 2,821
Posted By AdamFrisch

And if you want MES rating in Europe, you're...

And if you want MES rating in Europe, you're f**ked. There is no one who can do it. Such a stupid system. Should be obvious to anyone with two brain cells that if you can't do the rating within the...
24th Jun 2017, 18:08
Replies: 1
Views: 1,197
Posted By AdamFrisch

Cirrus Jet

So, today both Flying and AOPA Pilot had tests of the new jet. Especially Flying were tossed the keys to it and told to keep if over a weekend, so it has more real world input from the journalist (as...
24th Jun 2017, 18:06
Replies: 21
Views: 6,539
Posted By AdamFrisch

So, today both Flying and AOPA Pilot had tests of...

So, today both Flying and AOPA Pilot had tests of the new jet. Especially Flying were tossed the keys to it and told to keep if over a weekend, so it has more real world input from the journalist (as...
17th Jun 2017, 06:46
Replies: 84
Views: 35,309
Posted By AdamFrisch

Spoke to an Avanti operator today. They have 4 of...

Spoke to an Avanti operator today. They have 4 of them, but selling the oldest one. Itís actually for sale for under a million, which is pretty cheap. Yes, I did dream about it, but no, still way too...
3rd Jun 2017, 05:17
Replies: 20
Views: 5,253
Posted By AdamFrisch

But it's not fair to compare brand new PPL's to 2...

But it's not fair to compare brand new PPL's to 2 man professional crews - of course the statistics will prove that a professional crew is safer. What we need to compare is flying done to...
29th May 2017, 20:18
Replies: 20
Views: 5,253
Posted By AdamFrisch

BS. There are tons of owner operators who fly a...

BS. There are tons of owner operators who fly a lot more and are more current and better equipped than many professional crews. And their insurance requires them to meet ATP standards yearly in...
5th May 2017, 03:59
Replies: 62
Views: 16,809
Posted By AdamFrisch

I don't think there's statistics for SETP vs...

I don't think there's statistics for SETP vs METP. It's also impossible to get reliable data in any single vs twin debate, because every time a twin shuts one down and continues to destination, it...
1st May 2017, 01:10
Replies: 7
Views: 4,863
Posted By AdamFrisch

Found it. Race car driver Bobby Allison put...

Found it.

Race car driver Bobby Allison put two Allison 250's on his Aerostar (no family relationship that I know of). It's now welded on a stick to by the entrance to his race car museum in...
30th Apr 2017, 17:48
Replies: 15
Views: 4,962
Posted By AdamFrisch

Westwinds are built like tanks. Consider that the...

Westwinds are built like tanks. Consider that the MLG folds outward, which is where all the forces were when the left strut started going into the dirt, and it still didn't fold. It will fly again.
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30th Apr 2017, 17:37
Replies: 7
Views: 4,863
Posted By AdamFrisch

Yes, there was a conversion made by a guy. I'll...

Yes, there was a conversion made by a guy. I'll see if I can find the picture of it. Only one was made, as I recall to see the feasibility to certify a conversion. For some reason, that never came to...
10th Apr 2017, 04:59
Replies: 84
Views: 35,309
Posted By AdamFrisch

Due to Avantair's shifty practices of borrowing...

Due to Avantair's shifty practices of borrowing parts between planes etc to keep them airworthy, the FAA revoked the Airworthiness Certificate on all the ex-Avantair P180's until they'd had a...
27th Mar 2017, 20:08
Replies: 84
Views: 35,309
Posted By AdamFrisch

I have it in writing from an operator I know,...

I have it in writing from an operator I know, straight from the FAA, that the gear overhaul for part 91 on US register is not mandatory. This is a huge savings for part 91 operators of this aircraft:...
27th Mar 2017, 20:04
Replies: 14
Views: 3,435
Posted By AdamFrisch

Cessna is a little late to the game, and the H80...

Cessna is a little late to the game, and the H80 is an unknown for the general masses (although it's grandfather has been around since the 60's), but Cessna being Cessna with excellent sales and...
24th Mar 2017, 17:36
Replies: 14
Views: 3,435
Posted By AdamFrisch

Well, for one, it has 1800hr longer TBO, so...

Well, for one, it has 1800hr longer TBO, so that's a pretty good vote of confidence. In fact, if you're on a certain maintenance program, your engines can have 7000hr TBO. Now, in reality, I don't...
24th Mar 2017, 00:50
Replies: 14
Views: 3,435
Posted By AdamFrisch

The Garrett powered planes are just much more...

The Garrett powered planes are just much more economical than the PT6's. Not only do they burn 20-30% less per hour for same HP, they cost about half to overhaul as well. Hot sections are a little...
22nd Mar 2017, 09:01
Replies: 14
Views: 3,435
Posted By AdamFrisch

Don't have the new prices, but the overhaul cycle...

Don't have the new prices, but the overhaul cycle is about 6-10 years on them (varies with engine and model). It's about $10K/side to do for both Dowty and Hartzell, if nothing's wrong. Replacing a...
22nd Mar 2017, 01:05
Replies: 14
Views: 3,435
Posted By AdamFrisch

Quieter, less vibration, better climb, mainly....

Quieter, less vibration, better climb, mainly. Doesn't do much for top speed. Other benefit is to get away from Dowty or Hartzell props and their little fiefdom, costs and policies.
21st Mar 2017, 09:12
Replies: 14
Views: 3,435
Posted By AdamFrisch

MT 5-blades now certified for Turbo Commanders

About $100K to install. Certainly worth it to look that good! ;)
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