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Forum: Freight Dogs
11th Dec 2017, 20:28
Replies: 16
Views: 7,845
Posted By rick1128

Marker, The Nichols letter is not very...

Marker,

The Nichols letter is not very clear, but the air carrier, may elect to operate the aircraft without the autopilot, in other words with a SIC. The letter does not state that the autopilot...
Forum: Freight Dogs
11th Dec 2017, 00:38
Replies: 16
Views: 7,845
Posted By rick1128

Why was this pilot's time unlogable? Was it...

Why was this pilot's time unlogable? Was it because he was assigned as an SIC in an aircraft that was certified for single pilot operation? If so he would need to answer the following questions:
...
Forum: Freight Dogs
11th Dec 2017, 00:17
Replies: 16
Views: 7,845
Posted By rick1128

Will the 408 be single pilot? It will depend on...

Will the 408 be single pilot? It will depend on how Cessna and the FAA certifies it.

Why is FedEx looking a this aircraft? Because FedEx is running as many as 4 Caravans on some runs. A great...
Forum: North America
16th Jul 2017, 00:46
Replies: 20
Views: 7,470
Posted By rick1128

Something to keep in mind, is that in the FAA...

Something to keep in mind, is that in the FAA world the ATP practical exam (checkride) is the same as a type rating practical exam. They use the same practical test standards. In fact now if you had...
Forum: North America
3rd Mar 2017, 00:01
Replies: 22
Views: 7,472
Posted By rick1128

There are a few schools in the Dallas area that...

There are a few schools in the Dallas area that have a fairly large number of asian students.

Things to keep in mind is that Phoenix, Dallas and Florida are Hot in the summer. At times flight...
19th Feb 2017, 17:28
Replies: 13
Views: 2,934
Posted By rick1128

Most people would know the age of the aircraft...

Most people would know the age of the aircraft they were in if it was placarded on the forward bulkhead. Cases in point are the MD80's currently operated by airlines like American. 30 years old and...
Forum: North America
20th Jan 2017, 03:08
Replies: 19
Views: 6,599
Posted By rick1128

The information I had stated that the crew flew...

The information I had stated that the crew flew multiple approaches. Here in the US, a majority of the instrument approach accidents, do not happen on the first approach.

Instrument approaches...
Forum: North America
18th Jan 2017, 19:44
Replies: 19
Views: 6,599
Posted By rick1128

Many professional pilots have fallen into this...

Many professional pilots have fallen into this trap. Case in point was the pilot for the President of Poland. He crashed on his ninth attempted approach. Target/goal fixation is a killer in this...
Forum: North America
29th Oct 2016, 01:08
Replies: 6
Views: 2,364
Posted By rick1128

The first time I met Bob Hoover was at the...

The first time I met Bob Hoover was at the Reading Airshow in Pennsylvania in 1974. After his daily performance he would walk the spectator fence line, wave his panama hat and shake hands. I next met...
Forum: Freight Dogs
11th Sep 2016, 18:58
Replies: 18
Views: 5,011
Posted By rick1128

Another viable option would be the Beech 99C. It...

Another viable option would be the Beech 99C. It will do 1000KG, PT6's and good prop clearance. The C model has hydraulic gear which is maintenance wise is a better option. Plus 2 generators. Many of...
Forum: Rotorheads
3rd Sep 2016, 02:49
Replies: 5
Views: 1,598
Posted By rick1128

I have used both CTS and Avstar. I was more...

I have used both CTS and Avstar. I was more impressed with CTS. Personally I would stay with CTS.
Forum: Canada
3rd Sep 2016, 02:46
Replies: 3
Views: 4,278
Posted By rick1128

Take off

Step Turn, While the landing can be interesting, and I have done a few myself, the take off from a towed trailer is even more interesting. You need a powerful enough tow vehicle and a driver that...
Forum: Canada
23rd Aug 2016, 03:12
Replies: 11
Views: 3,843
Posted By rick1128

Definitely go with an instructor that has been...

Definitely go with an instructor that has been there and done that for real. Float flying is still seat of the pants flying, much of what an experienced float pilot will show you isn't written down...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Jul 2016, 17:39
Replies: 4
Views: 1,253
Posted By rick1128

Carl, If you do the GTN 650, you really...

Carl,

If you do the GTN 650, you really should look at the GTX345 transponder. This combo will also give you ADS-B and the GTX will attach by bluetooth to your iPad. You can use either the Garmin...
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Apr 2016, 18:49
Replies: 28
Views: 6,531
Posted By rick1128

TorqueStripe, Here in the US helicopter...

TorqueStripe,

Here in the US helicopter examiners have to be rated in each model helicopter they conduct checkrides in.
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Feb 2016, 15:24
Replies: 49
Views: 15,075
Posted By rick1128

Ned, Real golfers golf in the snow. That's...

Ned,

Real golfers golf in the snow. That's why they make orange golf balls.
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Feb 2016, 01:58
Replies: 43
Views: 11,609
Posted By rick1128

Gomer, It is now 65th birthday now. It has...

Gomer,

It is now 65th birthday now. It has been that way for a few years now.
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Jan 2016, 16:27
Replies: 1,480
Views: 1,562,455
Posted By rick1128

US Operators

I know the operator in Oregon, but who are the operators in Texas, Arizona and Illinois?
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Nov 2015, 16:43
Replies: 33
Views: 5,069
Posted By rick1128

Enstrom

Take a good long look at the Enstrom. Its safety record is right up there with the 206. The company supports all the models it has built, so no more, 'Not Made Here' attitude that some manufacturers...
Forum: North America
20th Sep 2015, 02:10
Replies: 25
Views: 16,808
Posted By rick1128

It would also depend on what type aircraft you...

It would also depend on what type aircraft you will be flying. If a low powered aircraft, then I suggest that you fly over El Paso, TX then follow Interstate 10 to California. That routing has the...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Sep 2015, 22:31
Replies: 1,480
Views: 1,562,455
Posted By rick1128

Keep in mind that the R66 had 2 fatal accidents...

Keep in mind that the R66 had 2 fatal accidents well before sn 100 was delivered. Considering that the G2 is a trainer and a new design at that, the accident rate at present seems to quite reasonable.
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Jul 2015, 04:32
Replies: 22
Views: 5,575
Posted By rick1128

We have come full circle. Back in the late...

We have come full circle. Back in the late 1940's, everyone said there was no market for the helicopter. Even the US Coast Guard was positive the helicopter was just a flash in the pan. And now there...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Jul 2015, 15:05
Replies: 22
Views: 5,575
Posted By rick1128

Here in the USA, it is a totally different...

Here in the USA, it is a totally different category called powered lift.
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Jun 2015, 15:12
Replies: 2
Views: 2,067
Posted By rick1128

Compared to what? At any given time there is from...

Compared to what? At any given time there is from 15 to 25 Enstroms for sale in the US. Compared to 400+ Robinsons. While the newest AD might have a little effect on the number of available Enstroms,...
Forum: North America
27th May 2015, 15:52
Replies: 8
Views: 4,096
Posted By rick1128

First of all I would be very leery of any advise...

First of all I would be very leery of any advise I got from schools like PanAm. After all they are in the business of selling training.

Your FO already has the ATP written passed. So he does not...
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