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15th Dec 2017, 13:10
Replies: 417
Views: 140,520
Posted By microkid

I actually agree with Cumbrianboy. Leaving...

I actually agree with Cumbrianboy.

Leaving the market open to the commercial world isn't necessarily a good thing for an island or rural community. As private commercial airlines need to realise...
30th Jun 2017, 09:24
Replies: 3,142
Views: 707,458
Posted By microkid

I agree, Stobart has the same RVR limits as other...

I agree, Stobart has the same RVR limits as other operators into the Isle of Man, Cumbrianboy is spot on the mark with his comments.

New ATR - 600 series aircraft with clearvision (EVS) technology...
3rd Jan 2017, 07:38
Replies: 36
Views: 10,967
Posted By microkid

I've taught many guys coming off other types...

I've taught many guys coming off other types (both jets & turboprops) and they've all said the ATR is the most difficult aircraft type rating they have done.

Just to name a few of the main issues...
2nd Jan 2017, 07:27
Replies: 36
Views: 10,967
Posted By microkid

I can see we're making that mistake of trying to...

I can see we're making that mistake of trying to distinguish differences between the turboprop or jet lifestyle however we are really talking about regional, low cost, mainline etc. Some of the best...
Replies: 13
Views: 3,139
Posted By microkid

Wo Wo Wo! Don`t want to see any...

Wo Wo Wo!


Don`t want to see any misconceptions creeping in about turbofan's being any more superior than turboprops because it`s BS! I`ve flown both types for a number of carriers (regional,...
9th Aug 2015, 07:15
Replies: 7
Views: 4,068
Posted By microkid

Yes, not sure about the Dash 8 but the ATR is...

Yes, not sure about the Dash 8 but the ATR is well known to be a more complicated type rating to obtain compared to other popular types (737, 320 series etc). However after having operated the above...
7th Aug 2015, 08:46
Replies: 7
Views: 4,068
Posted By microkid

Whether it`s a Boeing 737, Airbus ATR or 319/320,...

Whether it`s a Boeing 737, Airbus ATR or 319/320, Dash 8, they`re all the same. The differences between the turbo-fans and advanced heavier turbo-props are fairly minimal however many hiring policies...
26th Apr 2015, 15:20
Replies: 126
Views: 38,855
Posted By microkid

Wow, which TP are you flying, no autoflight or...

Wow, which TP are you flying, no autoflight or FMS? The latest generation of glass cockpit TP`s have autothrottle, CAT III and RNP capability.
24th Apr 2015, 08:42
Replies: 126
Views: 38,855
Posted By microkid

Flyerguy, you`re correct with regards to the wake...

Flyerguy, you`re correct with regards to the wake vortex categories. Although the ATR 42 is light in the UK but Medium elsewhere (ICAO).

The term heavy in this context (career paths) is just to...
20th Apr 2015, 13:56
Replies: 126
Views: 38,855
Posted By microkid

ATR is Airbus, hence why there is a much closer...

ATR is Airbus, hence why there is a much closer commonality with avionics/FMS etc, especially the 600 series. Despite they are both "jets / turbines", it`s the engine management of heavy turboprops...
19th Apr 2015, 15:13
Replies: 126
Views: 38,855
Posted By microkid

Students find the ATR type rating to be much more...

Students find the ATR type rating to be much more difficult as it is more complicated than other medium sized turbofan aircraft for example. Despite avionics / automation is pretty much the same,...
15th Apr 2015, 09:50
Replies: 126
Views: 38,855
Posted By microkid

With regards to the pros and cons of regional TP...

With regards to the pros and cons of regional TP compared to LCC`s it does depend a lot on the operator, base & type. (Of course we are talking about the comparison of heavy glass cockpit TP...
14th Apr 2015, 07:45
Replies: 126
Views: 38,855
Posted By microkid

Cliff Secord, you`re absolutely right! Like...

Cliff Secord, you`re absolutely right!

Like I said before, it`s the misconception that pilots feel they need to fly something heavier in order to "progress" their career. I`ve fallen into the trap...
12th Apr 2015, 12:15
Replies: 126
Views: 38,855
Posted By microkid

Reading these forums I still see there is a...

Reading these forums I still see there is a misconception about the meaning of "progression" or "advancement". What we`re really talking about here is a "sidestep".

When talking about careers &...
7th Mar 2015, 10:44
Replies: 21
Views: 13,635
Posted By microkid

Long Range Flyer, let me give you some advice. ...

Long Range Flyer, let me give you some advice.

You need to get rid of this misconception that in order to progress, you need to fly a TurboFAN. It`s a common misconception amongst most pilots...
Replies: 18
Views: 3,160
Posted By microkid

I have recently conducted a research project on...

I have recently conducted a research project on how pilots actually gain competence (hours, training, education etc) with reference to this particular study however there are other more recent and...
2nd Nov 2014, 10:04
Replies: 143
Views: 84,388
Posted By microkid

I recently conducted a study on this particular...

I recently conducted a study on this particular issue concerning the 1500 hour requirement introduced by the FAA and whether other states should follow.

Schnowzer is correct in saying it was...
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