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9th Sep 2022, 18:07
Replies: 115
Views: 20,735
Posted By Brain Potter

Maybe he did…

Maybe he did…
24th Jan 2021, 12:29
Replies: 15
Views: 4,400
Posted By Brain Potter

Kirtland AFB uses the aerodrome facilities of the...

Kirtland AFB uses the aerodrome facilities of the civilian airport Albuquerque KABQ, so I would think that Ms Smith is an employee of the FAA. This does seem like rather a low-level recognition of...
21st Dec 2020, 20:31
Replies: 25
Views: 10,647
Posted By Brain Potter

Oh no; awful news. The first entry in my RAF...

Oh no; awful news.

The first entry in my RAF Form 414 is:

15 Dec Bulldog T1 XX710 Flt Lt Newman ...

Rod had the dubious pleasure of featuring 37 more times over the next few pages. On...
21st May 2020, 19:28
Replies: 45
Views: 13,237
Posted By Brain Potter

A P-8 to be named ‘John Cruickshank VC’ would be...

A P-8 to be named ‘John Cruickshank VC’ would be something worthwhile for the 120 Sqn association to campaign for?
6th Nov 2019, 05:32
Replies: 197
Views: 118,509
Posted By Brain Potter

What! Slug-balancing is a fundamental aspect of...

What! Slug-balancing is a fundamental aspect of the cultural identity of RAF aircrew.
5th Nov 2019, 06:06
Replies: 141
Views: 65,704
Posted By Brain Potter

The “Department of all things Flying” in the MoD...

The “Department of all things Flying” in the MoD ( the MAA) classifies Cabin Crew as aircrew, but the “Department of Badges and Hats” takes primacy.

I can accept that this situation just ‘came...
1st Nov 2019, 21:23
Replies: 141
Views: 65,704
Posted By Brain Potter

LJ , I hope you have never operated a...

LJ , I hope you have never operated a passenger-carrying aircraft - because your attitude towards the role of other crew-members would be a CRM nightmare.
27th Oct 2019, 12:54
Replies: 141
Views: 65,704
Posted By Brain Potter

So the attempt to encourage you to see Cabin Crew...

So the attempt to encourage you to see Cabin Crew as primarily performing the role of a safety critical crewmember and not as catering function was not successful. Perhaps the MAA definition might...
21st Oct 2019, 21:13
Replies: 141
Views: 65,704
Posted By Brain Potter

”Hostie”, “Air Hostess”, “Stewardess” etc are...

”Hostie”, “Air Hostess”, “Stewardess” etc are inappropriate terms that carry the implication that such personnel are onboard mainly for the delivery of “hospitality”.

The reality is contrary to...
9th Sep 2019, 02:32
Replies: 128
Views: 102,378
Posted By Brain Potter

There was a photograph published in the Support...

There was a photograph published in the Support Command flight safety magazine that showed three senior officers in No 1’s stood on the wing of a Tucano peering into the front cockpit. I can”t...
30th Jul 2019, 18:38
Replies: 9
Views: 3,626
Posted By Brain Potter

As a relatively inexperienced captain, I was...

As a relatively inexperienced captain, I was crewed with MEng Simpson for trip to somewhere in Norway. After landing in quite challenging conditions, Dave offered a quiet “well done” - which meant a...
14th Jul 2019, 08:29
Replies: 34
Views: 18,979
Posted By Brain Potter

A ‘low-level’ legend!

During conversion to the Tucano one of the trips was a Low Level Navex. Previously, in the Jet Provost, only one map was needed but cockpit arrangement of the new aircraft required the instructor to...
18th Jun 2019, 19:09
Replies: 79
Views: 29,876
Posted By Brain Potter

Application of Stable Approach Criteria is...

Application of Stable Approach Criteria is equally important whether the context is military or commercial. The purpose is to create barriers to runway excursion with associated aircraft damage, hull...
24th May 2019, 18:32
Replies: 6,639
Views: 2,013,422
Posted By Brain Potter

Inevitable, but still amusing.... ...

Inevitable, but still amusing....

http://www.captiongenerator.com/1395902/Hitler-Reacts-to-QE-Skipper-Sacking
24th Mar 2019, 10:10
Replies: 198
Views: 115,438
Posted By Brain Potter

What are benefits of co-locating the E-7 and P-8?...

What are benefits of co-locating the E-7 and P-8? As both are based on the 737NG, I can think of the following:

Single pool of flight crew.
Same flight simulator,
Maintenance commonality....
Forum: Tech Log
26th Jan 2019, 07:22
Replies: 49
Views: 22,457
Posted By Brain Potter

An external GPS is an uncertified piece of...

An external GPS is an uncertified piece of emitting electonic equipment containing a lithium battery. I suggest that ‘wedging’ such an item behind a cover on an aircrft is not a good idea.
Forum: Tech Log
12th Dec 2018, 05:52
Replies: 28
Views: 6,800
Posted By Brain Potter

The A330 auto-callout is triggered at V1 minus 5...

The A330 auto-callout is triggered at V1 minus 5 knots.
27th Nov 2018, 06:07
Replies: 11
Views: 5,831
Posted By Brain Potter

DCThumb. My advice is to complete that module,...

DCThumb. My advice is to complete that module, irrespective of your previous experience. It should show you some different techniques and philosophies from those employed by CFS. ) I found the focus...
9th Oct 2018, 05:53
Replies: 73
Views: 18,743
Posted By Brain Potter

On a previous type I remember being slghtly...

On a previous type I remember being slghtly puzzled when engineers referred to an “ECU”. Initially I thought they meant a component, perhaps Engine Control Unit, but then realised that they were...
22nd Sep 2018, 07:24
Replies: 34
Views: 5,822
Posted By Brain Potter

With 2000 ft seperation required?

With 2000 ft seperation required?
27th May 2018, 22:44
Replies: 6
Views: 1,623
Posted By Brain Potter

Captain Alan Bean USN

Al Bean (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-44268960)

Godspeed Al Bean.

Only 4 left now.
18th Mar 2018, 15:33
Replies: 62
Views: 22,428
Posted By Brain Potter

When it comes to medals and awards the...

When it comes to medals and awards the parsimonious British have an innate moral superiority over those ridiculous foreigners...
...
18th Mar 2018, 09:40
Replies: 62
Views: 22,428
Posted By Brain Potter

Why not award an AFC for this? Is it is...

Why not award an AFC for this?

Is it is easier to cofer the characteristic of ‘gallantry’ in cases where the crew had the option to abandon the aircraft but chose not to?
2nd Mar 2018, 23:37
Replies: 42
Views: 10,060
Posted By Brain Potter

Ship recognition for P8 crews Shall we start...

Ship recognition for P8 crews

Shall we start with the NOSMO KING ?
6th Jan 2018, 18:14
Replies: 10
Views: 2,343
Posted By Brain Potter

John Young 1930-2018

Godspeed John Young....

http://https://www.nasa.gov/press-release/nasa-remembers-agency-s-most-experienced-astronaut...
24th Nov 2017, 17:49
Replies: 11
Views: 3,703
Posted By Brain Potter

Pop’s Leather ? ...

Pop’s Leather ?

http://www.popsleather.com/prod_v2.php3?prod=242
11th Nov 2017, 14:38
Replies: 20
Views: 8,790
Posted By Brain Potter

Hopefully they’ll realise that this sort of...

Hopefully they’ll realise that this sort of training can be better accomplished in a Level D flight simulator instead of incurring uneccessary cycles on the aircraft.
30th Sep 2017, 07:01
Replies: 21
Views: 5,713
Posted By Brain Potter

The Thor missile sites at North Luffenham have...

The Thor missile sites at North Luffenham have Grade II* listed status. It will be interesting to see how they are to be protected by this proposed development. I hope that the MoD will require the...
16th Aug 2017, 22:40
Replies: 22
Views: 8,645
Posted By Brain Potter

BEagle, I do see your point about initial...

BEagle,

I do see your point about initial exposure to asymmetric flight. But simulated OEI in a twin-jet (even a small one) when close to the ground is not something that I regard as prudent, or...
16th Aug 2017, 19:02
Replies: 22
Views: 8,645
Posted By Brain Potter

Easyjet don't 'give' anything. EASA mandate that...

Easyjet don't 'give' anything. EASA mandate that pilots with no previous relevant experience must perform 6 take-off and landings in the aircraft before the rating can be issued. For pilots with...
14th Aug 2017, 22:39
Replies: 22
Views: 8,645
Posted By Brain Potter

EASA have not "dumbed-down" asymmetric training....

EASA have not "dumbed-down" asymmetric training. Regulations have evolved to place the training/checking activity into the most appropriate environment, with due regard for safety and realism. For...
7th Aug 2017, 19:11
Replies: 384
Views: 216,775
Posted By Brain Potter

Another perspective: If you began with 4...

Another perspective:

If you began with 4 Typhoons and trained realistically for a year; at the end you would still have 4 Typhoons and all the the pilots . What would the attrition rate have...
3rd Aug 2017, 18:15
Replies: 384
Views: 216,775
Posted By Brain Potter

QUOTE=Roland Pulfrew;9850998]If you discount my...

QUOTE=Roland Pulfrew;9850998]If you discount my first ever solo, which was in a Kirby Cadet Mk III, then my first ever powered solo was on the JP.[/QUOTE]



My first-hand knowledge of the...
16th Jul 2017, 13:59
Replies: 1,219
Views: 721,195
Posted By Brain Potter

In the A320 the display of ILS GS and LOC...

In the A320 the display of ILS GS and LOC symbology on the PFD is incompatible with using the autoflight system to fly a non-precison approach. The ILS may be hard-tuned but the crew will not see...
7th Jul 2017, 21:10
Replies: 384
Views: 216,775
Posted By Brain Potter

Cranwell converted to the Tucano well before...

Cranwell converted to the Tucano well before Linton.

Towards the end of the JP at Linton there were one or two courses that were straight through on the JP Mk 5, but the Mk 3 was still going...
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