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22nd Mar 2019, 07:33
Replies: 8
Views: 495
Posted By LeadSled

Max Tow, Something doesn't jell here. Either...

Max Tow,
Something doesn't jell here.
Either it is a private flight, or it is not, what kind of an AOC does this mob have??
If they are saying it is a private flight, cost share, that is NOT under...
22nd Mar 2019, 04:48
Replies: 18
Views: 1,179
Posted By LeadSled

I still have and use my last set of Hogan's...

I still have and use my last set of Hogan's Apollo frames, I have lost count of how many replacement lenses.
Colvin/Hogan has cockpit dimensions for almost all airline aircraft, and designed lenses...
22nd Mar 2019, 04:22
Replies: 8
Views: 495
Posted By LeadSled

Max Tow, Firstly, no, it is nothing like a...

Max Tow,
Firstly, no, it is nothing like a "trial instructional flight", which would be conducted under an Air Operators Certificate for a flying school.
"Cost sharing" is "legal" but only under...
21st Mar 2019, 00:13
Replies: 7
Views: 1,232
Posted By LeadSled

Dick, As you probably recall, the AFAP is the...

Dick,
As you probably recall, the AFAP is the dominant union amongst FOIs and other "pilots" working for CASA. Indeed, at one stage it was reputed to be the biggest AFAP "branch".

You will...
20th Mar 2019, 13:50
Replies: 11
Views: 1,231
Posted By LeadSled

Al, How true, but no chance --- unless it is...

Al,
How true, but no chance --- unless it is certified or registered, as those terms are defined.
It is a few years back that CASA pulled the approaches at a number of airfields, much to the...
20th Mar 2019, 00:08
Replies: 11
Views: 1,231
Posted By LeadSled

Or any other organisation holding a CASA relevant...

Or any other organisation holding a CASA relevant design approval. There are at least two more..
I presume, if you look hard enough, they a listed/hidden on the CASA website.
Tootle pip!
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19th Mar 2019, 23:53
Replies: 6
Views: 984
Posted By LeadSled

Sunny, Both of those thoughts are spot on the...

Sunny,
Both of those thoughts are spot on the mark. Particularly rejection of fundamental principles of risk management --- "absolute safety" is the preferred term.

Thorn Bird,
Again, spot on.
...
Forum: Tech Log
19th Mar 2019, 23:36
Replies: 19
Views: 1,498
Posted By LeadSled

Folks, In my opinion, based on hard experience,...

Folks,
In my opinion, based on hard experience, is that the modifications demanded for G- (UK) certification of the B707 introduced significant hazards to operating this aircraft.
They included,...
19th Mar 2019, 01:05
Replies: 6
Views: 984
Posted By LeadSled

Devil AFAP Opposes Changes to the Act

Folks,
I note from today's Australian, the AFAP is using the Max8 issue to start a campaign against the recently announced changes to the Civil Aviation Act 1988 ---- the ones requiring CASA to...
16th Mar 2019, 02:04
Replies: 60
Views: 28,721
Posted By LeadSled

Lambswool, Agreed, but this was more a "Keep...

Lambswool,
Agreed, but this was more a "Keep it simple" explanation, maybe I should have been more precise and siad "squarish" thread ---- in another thread, it was clear many posters did not...
15th Mar 2019, 14:43
Replies: 60
Views: 28,721
Posted By LeadSled

Judd, A couple of things to consider, the stab...

Judd,
A couple of things to consider, the stab "should" not drive (coast) the jackscrew --- they are all square (Acme) threads, stab air loads only locks the nut tighter. Where "coasting" has...
15th Mar 2019, 04:29
Replies: 21
Views: 6,532
Posted By LeadSled

[ QUOTE=wondrousbitofrough;10419019]Is that whats...

[ QUOTE=wondrousbitofrough;10419019]Is that whats called 'using all the runway'?[/QUOTE]

"All the runway" ---- look again, it is airborne with at least 1000' remaining of the pavement, not to...
Forum: Tech Log
15th Mar 2019, 04:07
Replies: 23
Views: 9,307
Posted By LeadSled

Chris Scott, Specifically the trim pitch up...

Chris Scott,
Specifically the trim pitch up (instead of reducing power by retarding the thrust levers) to prevent exceeding limit speeds, and pilots fighting the pitch up trying to maintain assigned...
14th Mar 2019, 14:24
Replies: 60
Views: 28,721
Posted By LeadSled

No, I am not obtuse, you choose to read your own...

No, I am not obtuse, you choose to read your own interpretations into Lyon's statement. And I don't believe he is either insensitive or an imbecile, either, speaking on behalf of his union body. That...
Forum: Tech Log
14th Mar 2019, 10:45
Replies: 23
Views: 9,307
Posted By LeadSled

Folks, I don't know where this comes from, but...

Folks,
I don't know where this comes from, but with a jammed/frozen stab on the B707, you simply trimmed by splitting the spoilers, and at lower speed, splitting the flaps ---- one of the lesser...
14th Mar 2019, 07:53
Replies: 60
Views: 28,721
Posted By LeadSled

Folks, In defence of the Virgin pilots, does...

Folks,
In defence of the Virgin pilots, does anybody really think a software glitch will not be well and truly sorted before Virging's first delivery is due in November.

Whatever the problem,...
11th Mar 2019, 02:17
Replies: 27
Views: 3,059
Posted By LeadSled

And despite the predictions of the "experts"....

And despite the predictions of the "experts". including the then dominant domestic pilot union, nobody died, the widely forecast aluminium showers didn't happen.
Tootle pip!!
11th Mar 2019, 02:11
Replies: 29
Views: 5,125
Posted By LeadSled

You start off as a cadet pilot ( by whatever...

You start off as a cadet pilot ( by whatever name) with the airline, I would have thought that was obvious.
Since the 1960's, with many/most European airlines and many other carriers, cadets in the...
7th Mar 2019, 13:17
Replies: 20
Views: 1,893
Posted By LeadSled

Mach E, Please explain, what is an "old" ATPL...

Mach E,
Please explain, what is an "old" ATPL and excuse my ignorance, what is SOL??
Are you saying anybody with an ATPL which has not been converted to the new Part 61 format no longer has a...
6th Mar 2019, 05:59
Replies: 37
Views: 11,981
Posted By LeadSled

Folks, I am pleased to say (and I don't say too...

Folks,
I am pleased to say (and I don't say too much good about CASA very often) that CASR Part 91.215 has got it right, short and sweet, unlike earlier "consultation" drafts --- which created a...
5th Mar 2019, 22:10
Replies: 64
Views: 17,328
Posted By LeadSled

Sunfish, You would, perhaps, be surprised what...

Sunfish,
You would, perhaps, be surprised what you can do under Experimental and Limited Categories of CASR Part 21.
Tootle pip!!
5th Mar 2019, 22:01
Replies: 18
Views: 2,125
Posted By LeadSled

Design "features" that were perfected with their...

Design "features" that were perfected with their large offerings, such as main galleys directly above avionics compartments, ensuring optimal spillage runoff paths, to name but one of hundreds I...
3rd Mar 2019, 06:12
Replies: 101
Views: 27,655
Posted By LeadSled

Curtains, So, You believe the international...

Curtains,
So, You believe the international operation is not justified, or the whole outfit?? Curtains for Qantas??
Perhaps you believe that all airlines in Australia should be foreign operated ??...
3rd Mar 2019, 05:56
Replies: 64
Views: 17,328
Posted By LeadSled

601, Was that the year the "cool change" was...

601,
Was that the year the "cool change" was preceded by a dust storm ---- then just enough rain to turn the dust on the aeroplanes to mud.
I had to find few storms with rain, on the way home, to...
2nd Mar 2019, 06:43
Replies: 18
Views: 3,075
Posted By LeadSled

It is now years ago, but even then (about 2005 or...

It is now years ago, but even then (about 2005 or so and a early 1960s delivery) there was a C172 at Illawarra Flying School, YSBK, that reputedly had exceeded 45,000 hours --- well before SIDs....
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