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10th Aug 2021, 12:55
Replies: 23
Views: 4,310
Posted By Flying Bear

Agree with Leadie… The real issue with C210...

Agree with Leadie…

The real issue with C210 for the novice pilot is that it is the first airplane they are likely to have flown which is less forgiving of mishandling at “high speed”.

There are...
6th Aug 2021, 20:59
Replies: 23
Views: 4,310
Posted By Flying Bear

I’m not aware of any C210 in the Melbourne area...

I’m not aware of any C210 in the Melbourne area for hire.

Flight Standards can offer C210 type training in Brisbane, Perth and Darwin - not that this assists right now with current border issues,...
9th Jul 2021, 20:15
Replies: 2
Views: 881
Posted By Flying Bear

Flight Standards at Jandakot have a Baron E55.

Flight Standards at Jandakot have a Baron E55.
16th Dec 2020, 10:53
Replies: 140
Views: 36,551
Posted By Flying Bear

Good points. PJ88, but the idea of SSP is to...

Good points. PJ88, but the idea of SSP is to teach Bloggs that fundamentally, stall avoidance / recovery is a function of AoA reduction - which is true in all aircraft. The fact that SSP will move...
15th Dec 2020, 10:51
Replies: 140
Views: 36,551
Posted By Flying Bear

I get what you’re saying, but you’d lose that...

I get what you’re saying, but you’d lose that bet...

I am a current flying instructor, running my own school, and we teach the concept of “stalled stick position” and recovery through AoA...
2nd Nov 2020, 08:50
Replies: 100
Views: 19,615
Posted By Flying Bear

I own two companies in aviation that have been...

I own two companies in aviation that have been hard hit by COVID...

Even so, we have found a way to not put a single staff member off, in fact we recently needed to employ an extra one as a result...
6th Aug 2020, 22:56
Replies: 20
Views: 7,275
Posted By Flying Bear

"It is worth noting that the pilot has been given...

"It is worth noting that the pilot has been given a Cessna 441 endorsement from an external provider - a cost cutting measure by the aircraft operator."

Slight point of order... the operator...
26th Jul 2020, 12:16
Replies: 13
Views: 3,180
Posted By Flying Bear

Shock cooling? No issue. My experience with...

Shock cooling? No issue. My experience with Barons, PA31 and C402, etc shows this is normally a problem resulting from poor power and mixture management during descent from altitude rather than an...
1st Mar 2020, 20:45
Replies: 13
Views: 3,180
Posted By Flying Bear

I don't dispute your comments, Centaurus - I am a...

I don't dispute your comments, Centaurus - I am a former military QFI - so am well versed in what is taught to the trainees in that system...

However, as with everything in life - it's a...
29th Feb 2020, 21:28
Replies: 13
Views: 3,180
Posted By Flying Bear

Absolutely! The simplest reason is a...

Absolutely!

The simplest reason is a financial one for the potential employer - in that a candidate with 20 or so hours in a Baron / C310 or similar (ie a type, or similar type) to what they use...
19th Dec 2019, 21:54
Replies: 57
Views: 26,081
Posted By Flying Bear

Quite right, Roundsounds. It is unlikely the...

Quite right, Roundsounds. It is unlikely the pilot was an Aussie, but nevertheless my point still stands - it has long baffled me that a pilot who completes all their periodic assessments in a twin...
19th Dec 2019, 09:49
Replies: 57
Views: 26,081
Posted By Flying Bear

The below is possibly not causal to today’s...

The below is possibly not causal to today’s accident, but it could very well be - so here goes!

Maybe the pilot’s last several AFR’s were in twins - FR in which also count for the CR SEA......
15th Dec 2019, 03:38
Replies: 24
Views: 6,945
Posted By Flying Bear

Checkboard, that’s not at all what I was...

Checkboard, that’s not at all what I was inferring! I am a proud Flight Instructor and have built my career on developing pilots - and have a diversity of experience in doing so.

My point was not...
12th Dec 2019, 23:52
Replies: 24
Views: 6,945
Posted By Flying Bear

Wasn’t aware of that, Kundry - so I stand...

Wasn’t aware of that, Kundry - so I stand corrected and take your point. Now I’m confused as to what, exactly, SOAR offers that is so popular... because they aren’t cheap (based on what I hear) and...
11th Dec 2019, 01:25
Replies: 24
Views: 6,945
Posted By Flying Bear

Integrated courses, by and large, are a...

Integrated courses, by and large, are a shambles... just look at the thread surrounding one of Australia’s “largest” flying schools as a more extreme example of the money-grabbing culture of the...
4th Dec 2018, 20:15
Replies: 116
Views: 78,814
Posted By Flying Bear

The pilot in the LHS was brand new to Darwin,...

The pilot in the LHS was brand new to Darwin, straight out of flying school. The pilot in the RHS was his “supervisory pilot” - there to provide line training. He was only “qualified” as such off the...
2nd Dec 2018, 11:35
Replies: 116
Views: 78,814
Posted By Flying Bear

I doubt he will... Not familiar with the...

I doubt he will...

Not familiar with the first few listed - but PNG accidents (Kiunga) don’t discriminate by type of engine - the other factors up there are usually heaps more relevant in why...
3rd Sep 2018, 22:36
Replies: 843
Views: 665,774
Posted By Flying Bear

There is no substitute for hours in the logbook...

There is no substitute for hours in the logbook or industry experience, unless you’re tied up in some cadet scheme.

Find a good school, with experienced and dedicated instructors, and you’ll learn...
1st Sep 2018, 04:31
Replies: 13
Views: 4,561
Posted By Flying Bear

Flight Standards in Darwin has an approved...

Flight Standards in Darwin has an approved syllabus for the Kingair, but that doesn’t meet your East Coast requirement.

However, they would use the Ansett sim in Melbourne, meaning there isn’t a...
28th Aug 2018, 11:50
Replies: 17
Views: 2,996
Posted By Flying Bear

As above - I think Mach E has nailed it. As...

As above - I think Mach E has nailed it.

As you are just starting out on your journey, it might be worth not discounting the other opportunities within aviation that you aren’t even aware of...
16th Jul 2018, 08:07
Replies: 22
Views: 2,824
Posted By Flying Bear

Fair ‘huff - point taken. Apologies for my...

Fair ‘huff - point taken.

Apologies for my assumption. Reading your earlier posts about student loans appeared to me as though you advocated for pilots to take these out as a first resort, if you...
15th Jul 2018, 13:05
Replies: 22
Views: 2,824
Posted By Flying Bear

Wow. With such an attitude, please don’t come to...

Wow. With such an attitude, please don’t come to Darwin looking for work! We don’t want you.

Some of us are proud of the work we do in GA - and if you work at it (like most things in life), you’ll...
14th Jul 2018, 22:08
Replies: 22
Views: 2,824
Posted By Flying Bear

Maybe consider doing some flying when you get up...

Maybe consider doing some flying when you get up there for local familiarisation. That way you might stand a better chance of making the right impression on a Chief Pilot...

Refer August...
15th Jun 2018, 03:12
Replies: 843
Views: 665,774
Posted By Flying Bear

Outside of cadetships, any flying school that...

Outside of cadetships, any flying school that purports to be “geared” towards airlines is pulling your leg...

Your flying school should be focused on preparing you for your FIRST job, not the end...
5th May 2018, 20:44
Replies: 26
Views: 8,435
Posted By Flying Bear

GA Ready will refer you to Flight Standards in...

GA Ready will refer you to Flight Standards in Darwin nowadays, as Talia is mostly occupied in her own flying business with the Outback Spirit C208EX and C210 - both based in Darwin (no longer in...
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