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18th Jan 2018, 12:25
Replies: 11
Views: 4,745
Posted By N-Jacko

I did the "qualitication montagne" (as it still...

I did the "qualitication montagne" (as it still is, pending DGAC's EASA conversion report) at Megeve a few years ago. Their aeroplanes are good, the restaurant serves decent food and the CFI/MRI...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Apr 2017, 08:34
Replies: 432
Views: 175,157
Posted By N-Jacko

Which is, even by the standard of PPRUNE,...

Which is, even by the standard of PPRUNE, potentially misleading. :)

The Minimum Sector Altitude (MSA) is the lowest altitude which may be used which will provide a minimum clearance of 300 m (1...
Forum: Rotorheads
31st Mar 2017, 19:37
Replies: 432
Views: 175,157
Posted By N-Jacko

Is that really your personal experience of...

Is that really your personal experience of ADSB-out?

Mine (albeit in a simple bushplane) is quite the opposite: i.e. that extended squitter with SIL 10^-7 ensures scarily accurate FR24 tracking in...
Forum: Rotorheads
31st Mar 2017, 16:48
Replies: 432
Views: 175,157
Posted By N-Jacko

I don't think that's insensitive, but more to the...

I don't think that's insensitive, but more to the point:

Q: why would anyone operate a half-million quid aircraft with no ADSB-out?

A: to save the price of a couple of hours flight time? :ugh:
8th Apr 2016, 22:19
Replies: 5
Views: 1,367
Posted By N-Jacko

For goodness sake! These bloated charities and...

For goodness sake! These bloated charities and super-rich stunt pilots should stop bleating about this. The poor old CAA is only asking them to cough up 100,000 this year. To put that paltry figure...
8th Apr 2016, 18:07
Replies: 18
Views: 3,330
Posted By N-Jacko

The proposal relates to alleged infringements of...

The proposal relates to alleged infringements of the Common Rules of the Air (Commission Implementing Regulation (EU) No. 923/2012) also known as SERA, and of any UK national rules of the air....
20th Mar 2016, 13:14
Replies: 202
Views: 33,627
Posted By N-Jacko

The procedure is pretty well documented by now...

The procedure is pretty well documented by now (see for instance the articles and links at Glenswinton airfield data sheet (http://www.glenswinton.co.uk)), and in principle it's no more difficult...
20th Mar 2016, 08:46
Replies: 202
Views: 33,627
Posted By N-Jacko

From your previous account I doubt that. I doubt,...

From your previous account I doubt that. I doubt, for instance, that you had calculated and taken steps to optimise the aircraft's minimum hydroplaning speed or even its reserve buoyancy (if any)....
19th Mar 2016, 08:29
Replies: 1,087
Views: 956,779
Posted By N-Jacko

Next week's Pre-Inquest Review Hearing will...

Next week's Pre-Inquest Review Hearing will probably have standing room only, but I gather that it will be worth a detour. Are any pprunes planning to watch and listen?
19th Mar 2016, 08:14
Replies: 202
Views: 33,627
Posted By N-Jacko

As a Yorkshire solicitor has written: "it is very...

As a Yorkshire solicitor has written: "it is very rare for defence costs to be awarded in criminal cases these days, so it says a lot about the merits of the case against you that they were awarded...
18th Mar 2016, 12:04
Replies: 202
Views: 33,627
Posted By N-Jacko

I certainly hope that they won't forget - at...

I certainly hope that they won't forget - at least not as quickly as the General Counsel seems to have buried her Chief Executive's Red Tape Challenge and GA Policy Framework promises to give GA...
17th Mar 2016, 18:06
Replies: 202
Views: 33,627
Posted By N-Jacko

On a more serious note, can we stop calling him a...

On a more serious note, can we stop calling him a "Maule pilot". I mean, it's fair enough to describe any one of his landings as a "crash", but there's no call to mock his aeroplane...

Jacko
17th Mar 2016, 17:55
Replies: 202
Views: 33,627
Posted By N-Jacko

I think it may be rather the reverse; the CAA...

I think it may be rather the reverse; the CAA General Counsel has just squandered about 70,000 of aviation consumers' hard-earned cash on three hopeless and improper charges; she will surely be on...
16th Mar 2016, 09:08
Replies: 202
Views: 33,627
Posted By N-Jacko

But I could, and I will. I would like...

But I could, and I will.

I would like publicly to thank my Counsel whose well-informed and careful cross-questioning of a CAA aerodrome inspector resulted in the trial being stopped after less...
12th Mar 2016, 18:38
Replies: 1,087
Views: 956,779
Posted By N-Jacko

Thanks for posting that NF, and we see that's how...

Thanks for posting that NF, and we see that's how they killed the AAIB recommendation:

They took the recommendation to specify and observe planned display sequences, they gold-plated it to the...
12th Mar 2016, 15:22
Replies: 1,087
Views: 956,779
Posted By N-Jacko

This seems to be a root cause of the August 2015...

This seems to be a root cause of the August 2015 accident.

If the (very experienced) Flying Display Director had known that the aircraft was about to enter a loop, then seeing that it was too...
6th Feb 2016, 09:15
Replies: 1,087
Views: 956,779
Posted By N-Jacko

PPRT wrote: +1 Has anyone seen a...

PPRT wrote:


+1

Has anyone seen a copy of the CAA's risk assessment for this event, or did they delegate that task when authorising the air show?

How do these things work? Does anyone do a...
31st Jan 2016, 14:20
Replies: 62
Views: 6,807
Posted By N-Jacko

With profound sympathy for all of the regulatory...

With profound sympathy for all of the regulatory self-flagellators on this forum and for the few CAA refuseniks who are striving to undermine their Chief Executive, but Andrew Haines put paid to that...
30th Dec 2015, 20:16
Replies: 36
Views: 4,610
Posted By N-Jacko

Pace, Sorry for nit-picking, but it's...

Pace,

Sorry for nit-picking, but it's Courchevel, not Courcheval.

Also, the French "qualification montagne" cannot be entered on a UK part-FCL licence as a "rating" until the DGAC presents its...
30th Dec 2015, 18:00
Replies: 36
Views: 4,610
Posted By N-Jacko

PB, nearly all of the alpine schools use Jodel...

PB, nearly all of the alpine schools use Jodel D140 Mousqetaires on R-F (or similar) skis.

The D140 has an O-360 with fixed-pitch prop. Flying side-by-side in summer they have less drag and better...
19th Dec 2015, 16:51
Replies: 28
Views: 4,799
Posted By N-Jacko

Funny you should mention that. The UK Met Office...

Funny you should mention that. The UK Met Office is forecasting plenty of warm weather, which obviously set me thinking about a set of Rosti-Fernandez skis. They're on the Husky's TC, but would have...
19th Dec 2015, 10:10
Replies: 28
Views: 4,799
Posted By N-Jacko

PB, I think we're missing a trick: ...

PB, I think we're missing a trick:

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Of course being so conveniently close to the Lake District my Maule doesn't need to use a car wash, but since it lives in a tractor shed:
1....
21st Nov 2015, 18:09
Replies: 1,087
Views: 956,779
Posted By N-Jacko

GTE, I do agree, not least because it is the...

GTE, I do agree, not least because it is the accident investigator's duty under the Chicago Convention NOT to apportion blame.

On the other hand, whether the Authority failed to carry out a proper...
17th Nov 2015, 19:20
Replies: 13
Views: 3,003
Posted By N-Jacko

PB, I believe that the definitive Lycoming...

PB, I believe that the definitive Lycoming service instruction is number 1014M:
...
15th Nov 2015, 12:29
Replies: 28
Views: 6,588
Posted By N-Jacko

I think that's a fair point; apart from AOPA's...

I think that's a fair point; apart from AOPA's pit-bull like struggle to retain the IMC rating when the CAA had all but given in to EASA, we don't hear nearly enough from them. However,

(a) much...
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