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16th Aug 2019, 05:27
Replies: 25
Views: 3,121
Posted By drpixie

Deckchair - Charlie might be a bit abrupt but he...

Deckchair - Charlie might be a bit abrupt but he has a point - understand the material (mind-numbing as it is) because some of it is important, vital even. This applies doubly to being an instructor...
10th Jul 2019, 08:28
Replies: 32
Views: 11,170
Posted By drpixie

Or they really don't want people using 'D' ...

Or they really don't want people using 'D' ...
8th Jul 2019, 00:46
Replies: 2
Views: 1,100
Posted By drpixie

Hi, to fly an Australian registered aircraft you...

Hi, to fly an Australian registered aircraft you must have a CASA licence - CPL or ATPL if flying for money. I can't help you with visa types - that's a whole new horrible convoluted field.
...
8th Jul 2019, 00:40
Replies: 31
Views: 3,811
Posted By drpixie

[/left] I didn't realise we were after...

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I didn't realise we were after consistency :O

I agree 100% with you about the legal and practical situation - the examiner or instructor is in command of the flight and can override any...
7th Jul 2019, 10:44
Replies: 31
Views: 3,811
Posted By drpixie

Current ruling is that it's PIC if you passed,...

Current ruling is that it's PIC if you passed, but ICUS if fail or incomplete.
16th Jun 2019, 11:50
Replies: 6
Views: 1,051
Posted By drpixie

Don't know if it's a requirement, but you really...

Don't know if it's a requirement, but you really want to hold an instrument rating first - the planning subjects all assume good familiarity with IFR rules.
13th Jun 2019, 11:44
Replies: 14
Views: 2,851
Posted By drpixie

Going back ... back ... back ... to basic theory...

Going back ... back ... back ... to basic theory ... 30' / hPa
So for a drop of 20 hPa, your height would drop by 600'.
13th Jun 2019, 01:33
Replies: 14
Views: 2,851
Posted By drpixie

There was a pretty strong (140k) jetstream that...

There was a pretty strong (140k) jetstream that reached about half way across the Tasman, yesterday. I'd be guessing they started at a desirable cruise altitude and descended to stay under the...
24th May 2019, 11:03
Replies: 22
Views: 8,011
Posted By drpixie

Plot plot - Important thing to consider is that...

Plot plot - Important thing to consider is that these type of questions are not asking you to know some magic formula. In fact, these questions are trying to weed-out people who memorise formula but...
23rd May 2019, 07:59
Replies: 37
Views: 6,765
Posted By drpixie

That'll teach me to make sensible statements -...

That'll teach me to make sensible statements - someone will find a way to misinterpret anything ... if you'd like, how about "and show recovery using rudder to prevent further roll & yaw, instead of...
23rd May 2019, 03:08
Replies: 20
Views: 4,605
Posted By drpixie

And importantly from ERSA "PPR FM AD OPR for all...

And importantly from ERSA "PPR FM AD OPR for all non RPT before OPR into AD."
Call them and talk to the people on the ground who really know. They should have reliable answers to most of your...
22nd May 2019, 23:18
Replies: 37
Views: 6,765
Posted By drpixie

From memory, the good old 172s are approved for...

From memory, the good old 172s are approved for spins when operated in utility category - max 2 people and limited fuel - fine for a lesson or flight test. You'd image this was done by Cessna because...
20th May 2019, 08:55
Replies: 40
Views: 6,642
Posted By drpixie

You need a pressurized aircraft :)

You need a pressurized aircraft :)
20th May 2019, 06:02
Replies: 40
Views: 6,642
Posted By drpixie

Capn Bloggs - In the baby Citation, we're...

Capn Bloggs - In the baby Citation, we're normally 2-3000 but 4-5000 is needed occasionally and is no great drama - and that's at M.63 into 250. The bigger Citations, Lears, and airliners might be...
16th May 2019, 10:03
Replies: 12
Views: 2,336
Posted By drpixie

The opinion amongst US firies seems to be that...

The opinion amongst US firies seems to be that the big tankers are best for media photo opportunities and not so good for fire-fighting.

I can't see how a turn-around of something around 1 hour,...
1st May 2019, 06:12
Replies: 16
Views: 5,332
Posted By drpixie

One of the marvels of our system is that you can...

One of the marvels of our system is that you can get an instrument rating without ever having flown in a cloud!
But flying isn't that important if your next step is 2nd officer - officer in charge...
19th Apr 2019, 01:46
Replies: 23
Views: 5,518
Posted By drpixie

My 2c - I have supervised (in one way or another)...

My 2c - I have supervised (in one way or another) more than a few pilots, and one thing that I continue to see as a red flag is pilots who seem scared of aeroplanes. I have even employed one or two,...
25th Mar 2019, 12:05
Replies: 80
Views: 19,895
Posted By drpixie

No way clear, no way concise. How can 250 pages...

No way clear, no way concise. How can 250 pages describing ONLY pilot licences plus 650 pages of associated "standards" be concise $#%@%[email protected]!! That's just Part 61 for pilot licences - haven't got near...
8th Mar 2019, 05:54
Replies: 27
Views: 3,014
Posted By drpixie

According to current CASA "thinking" - absolutely...

According to current CASA "thinking" - absolutely yes - anything on the MR grounds it. (Excepting MEL items, which are closed by the reporting pilot and turned into scheduled items!)

The days of...
7th Mar 2019, 22:04
Replies: 27
Views: 3,014
Posted By drpixie

FGD - while I agree with you, it seems CASA's...

FGD - while I agree with you, it seems CASA's (current) interpretation is that any MR entry renders the aircraft unairworthy. This is in contradiction to various CARs but follows on from others...
1st Mar 2019, 21:16
Replies: 14
Views: 5,244
Posted By drpixie

Economy v business - it's whatever they call it. ...

Economy v business - it's whatever they call it.
They drop you into a seat - If they charge for snacks, it was economy, if the drinks are "free" it was business, and if they charge for the loo ...
27th Feb 2019, 21:44
Replies: 8
Views: 826
Posted By drpixie

Seems to depend on the DAME. Some are really good...

Seems to depend on the DAME. Some are really good at getting everything correct up front, others takes days/weeks to complete the submission/coding process, then it takes CASA even longer. Also, will...
2nd Feb 2019, 09:19
Replies: 16
Views: 5,204
Posted By drpixie

Depends where you're going ... and who's crystal...

Depends where you're going ... and who's crystal ball functions well these days!
But if you might move around, or move to corporate or similar, remember that a jet FO has almost no command time....
27th Jan 2019, 21:50
Replies: 5
Views: 1,839
Posted By drpixie

Obviously there are still enough start-level...

Obviously there are still enough start-level pilots out there.
I'm assuming you don't want to move - where are you?
26th Jan 2019, 08:34
Replies: 64
Views: 12,784
Posted By drpixie

Perfectly legal, you just apply through the My...

Perfectly legal, you just apply through the My Health Record website.
And (for now) it only contains financial type info - consultations, tests, scripts paid - no results ... though that will come...
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