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25th Jan 2019, 21:51
Replies: 2,067
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Posted By Slowclimb

Why is this scary? Are you (all) saying that PPL...

Why is this scary? Are you (all) saying that PPL holders are unsafe to fly? Either they are or they aren't.
25th Jan 2019, 21:49
Replies: 2,067
Views: 2,546,879
Posted By Slowclimb

If this Piper was owned by Fay Keely and it's now...

If this Piper was owned by Fay Keely and it's now sitting on the bottom of the English Channel, I wonder if the insurance will pay out if it was being operated illegally?

However I won't be at all...
25th Jan 2019, 15:09
25th Jan 2019, 14:00
Replies: 2,067
Views: 2,546,879
Posted By Slowclimb

To try and summarise so far... What most...

To try and summarise so far...

What most likely happened to the Piper is that it iced up. At 5,000 ft, in a front with 7 C on the deck, it would have been flying with an OAT of about -5 C, peak...
24th Jan 2019, 14:03
Replies: 2,067
Views: 2,546,879
Posted By Slowclimb

5,000 ft?

What I don't understand is why a pressurised and turbocharged aircraft was flying IFR into weather at 5,000'. It could and should have been at FL150 or more. Given the surface temperature and weather...
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Dec 2018, 10:09
Replies: 1,173
Views: 532,295
Posted By Slowclimb

Well, EASA EAD 2018-0250-E back on 19 November...

Well, EASA EAD 2018-0250-E back on 19 November required inspection of the duplex bearing on both 169s and 189s before they flew again. So hopefully there are no duff duplex bearings in service...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Dec 2018, 13:55
Replies: 1,173
Views: 532,295
Posted By Slowclimb

“Sufficient force and torque had been applied to...

“Sufficient force and torque had been applied to the castellated nut on the actuator end of the control shaft to friction weld it to the pin carrier and to shear the installed split pin. The observed...
28th Nov 2018, 21:33
Replies: 2,098
Views: 1,111,330
Posted By Slowclimb

Bottom line is that the aircraft flew with the...

Bottom line is that the aircraft flew with the same faults as the previous flight. The previous flight crew followed procedures properly (followed NNCs, declared a PAN), and safely completed the...
Forum: Rotorheads
31st Oct 2018, 22:14
Replies: 165
Views: 43,602
Posted By Slowclimb

Isn't the idea that, if you lose an engine, you...

Isn't the idea that, if you lose an engine, you fly down the path you just went up to that nice safe landing spot you were sitting on a few seconds ago?
Forum: Rotorheads
31st Oct 2018, 10:12
Replies: 1,173
Views: 532,295
Posted By Slowclimb

The speck moves too fast to be anything but an...

The speck moves too fast to be anything but an insect in the foreground. Its sudden appearance couldíve been when it flew into the light cone from the floods, or simply near enough to the camera to...
Forum: Rotorheads
31st Oct 2018, 09:55
Replies: 1,173
Views: 532,295
Posted By Slowclimb

The aircraft had a headwind. It was pointing...

The aircraft had a headwind. It was pointing north, in a northerly wind.

There was a brisk low-level flow on Saturday evening; Iím sure part of the reason for the highish climb was to clear all...
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