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16th Nov 2020, 14:21
Replies: 20
Views: 3,747
Posted By LTCTerry

Not manual vs automatic

It has nothing to do with manual or automatic.

The difference in lighting/intensity between the inside and outside is greater than the latitude of the film.

I typically use a graduated neutral...
13th Nov 2020, 18:43
Replies: 40
Views: 2,994
Posted By LTCTerry

I'm "ambidextrous" when it comes to flying, as...

I'm "ambidextrous" when it comes to flying, as mentioned by another above. I've always flown gliders with my right hand on the stick and left for the spoilers. Ditto for the J-3 with left on the...
Forum: North America
10th Nov 2020, 19:53
Replies: 5
Views: 559
Posted By LTCTerry

From an FAA perspective, 90-day currency and...

From an FAA perspective, 90-day currency and instrument currency can be met in an airplane registered in any country. The flight review required every 24 months under FAR 61.56 must be done by an...
Forum: North America
10th Nov 2020, 18:30
Replies: 3
Views: 329
Posted By LTCTerry

You are missing a very important piece of...

You are missing a very important piece of information. The FAR 61.129 section you quoted is on the test for a commercial pilot certificate, it's the minimum aeronautical experience required to get...
23rd Oct 2020, 19:06
Replies: 13
Views: 4,340
Posted By LTCTerry

I recall reading that if one engine was at least...

I recall reading that if one engine was at least turning then a KC-135 could pull it for a while.

Canopy to tailhook has working. Nose in the tail pipe has worked. Desperate times call for...
13th Oct 2020, 15:52
Replies: 12
Views: 1,290
Posted By LTCTerry

Relax

Some magazines cater to the business jet customer. Some cater to student pilots. If you want your writing to show up in a magazine, the "market" is the mix of available magazines. "Know your market"...
10th Oct 2020, 19:49
Replies: 18
Views: 2,278
Posted By LTCTerry

The place where I did my training has agreed to...

The place where I did my training has agreed to let me instruct in their Seminole. I have a couple people interested in flying, so it will begin soon. I hope the mild apprehension will lead to good...
10th Oct 2020, 19:42
Replies: 31
Views: 3,936
Posted By LTCTerry

I suspect that is absolutely correct! Sadly.

I suspect that is absolutely correct! Sadly.
2nd Oct 2020, 19:03
Replies: 267
Views: 101,477
Posted By LTCTerry

My dad flew USN F-4s. I recall him describing...

My dad flew USN F-4s. I recall him describing refueling as closing at some level of minimum thrust and having one engine in burner before being done. Not a lot of performance overlap yet it has...
1st Oct 2020, 19:41
Replies: 31
Views: 3,936
Posted By LTCTerry

Excellent

I agree with all five of BPF's points above. I've selected two to keep in the quote. Well done, Sir!
1st Oct 2020, 19:37
Replies: 31
Views: 3,936
Posted By LTCTerry

The US Navy and the US Air Force both retain a...

The US Navy and the US Air Force both retain a portion of new pilots with 250 hours to stay as flight instructors. Seems to work for them.

If 250 hours is enough to be in the right seat of a 737...
20th Sep 2020, 19:32
Replies: 18
Views: 2,278
Posted By LTCTerry

Excellent tip. Guess who fat fingered the mags...

Excellent tip. Guess who fat fingered the mags during the run up before flying off to meet the examiner...
19th Sep 2020, 22:48
Replies: 18
Views: 2,278
Posted By LTCTerry

All, Thank you for the above advice. I had...

All,

Thank you for the above advice. I had it in mind as I took the check ride this morning. It went well :)

Terry
16th Sep 2020, 13:00
Replies: 26
Views: 10,563
Posted By LTCTerry

The picture has not been linked to any Trump...

The picture has not been linked to any Trump campaign program. It's a fake.
Forum: North America
17th Aug 2020, 15:18
Replies: 6
Views: 954
Posted By LTCTerry

AL22, From the FAA's perspective "valid"...

AL22,

From the FAA's perspective "valid" means "not suspended. Don't confuse "valid" for "current." The FAA will require you to have Part 61.56 Flight Review to fly anyway, so you regain currency....
21st Jul 2020, 13:20
Replies: 18
Views: 2,278
Posted By LTCTerry

I was reviewing the FAA's Practical Test...

I was reviewing the FAA's Practical Test Standards for flight instructor yesterday during my lunch break. I tried to recall the comments above and consider what patter I would use to describe the...
17th Jul 2020, 19:52
Replies: 18
Views: 2,278
Posted By LTCTerry

Thank you so much for the above. I flew this...

Thank you so much for the above. I flew this morning...

My first right seat flight was at night into Atlanta just because with COVID we could. Last week was my first real effort from the right...
16th Jul 2020, 13:59
Replies: 18
Views: 2,278
Posted By LTCTerry

Tips for a multi-engine-instructor-to-be?

I've been a glider instructor since 2013. I completed FAA multi-engine commercial pilot training in March; I've been offered a King Air SIC job. Since I've spent so much effort studying for the...
14th Jul 2020, 17:31
Replies: 207
Views: 58,894
Posted By LTCTerry

Ditto. I was a damage control repair party...

Ditto.

I was a damage control repair party leader on USS John F. Kennedy (CV-67) 1985-1989. Excellent training. Excellent exercises. Scary as can be to imagine fighting a fire in those spaces. My...
10th Jul 2020, 21:50
Replies: 25
Views: 6,187
Posted By LTCTerry

Back in the late 70s my dad was responsible for...

Back in the late 70s my dad was responsible for U-2 and SR-71 flights looking at the Warsaw Pact nations. Shortly after Y2K I bought a book for him for Christmas about U-2 and SR-71 operations in...
8th Jun 2020, 12:14
Replies: 13
Views: 2,389
Posted By LTCTerry

Megan - he's 28, so it's no longer a case of me...

Megan - he's 28, so it's no longer a case of me allowing him anything. When he learned to drive he had not yet been diagnosed.

He's generally pretty good about taking his meds. I've seen him melt...
5th Jun 2020, 20:08
Replies: 24
Views: 2,735
Posted By LTCTerry

I only have about ten hours in a J-3, though much...

I only have about ten hours in a J-3, though much of that solo. My instructor said, "be careful not to groundloop…" just as he, uh, groundlooped taxing back after landing.

People are lazy with the...
5th Jun 2020, 19:57
Replies: 13
Views: 2,389
Posted By LTCTerry

Ask "are you thinking of suicide?"

I think people are afraid to ask for help, and people are afraid to ask, "do you need help?"

I spent a year in Iraq as a staff officer in a military police brigade headquarters. There were 98...
Replies: 5
Views: 553
Posted By LTCTerry

Banana Joe's comment made me laugh. Several...

Banana Joe's comment made me laugh.

Several years ago I got a German PPL based on my FAA certificate. I had to take two of the written tests. I speak German. I studied in German. The test proctor...
Replies: 4
Views: 544
Posted By LTCTerry

Does your fiancé live in the US or drive across...

Does your fiancé live in the US or drive across the border (daily?) for work?

The FAA and Transport Canada have a really good reciprocal arrangement. Even if you train in the US the effort to get...
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