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5th Jul 2020, 20:28
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Posted By Duchess_Driver

Last time I was at Thurston (Bournemouth) there...

Last time I was at Thurston (Bournemouth) there was a 125 and a Gulf 2(?) looking a “bit sad” on the ramp outside their hangar. don’t think they own them but may know who does.

There was also a...
5th Jul 2020, 02:25
Replies: 3
Views: 387
Posted By Duchess_Driver

There is nothing in the book about not landing on...

There is nothing in the book about not landing on grass so whoever did their calcs probably slipped up somewhere. Been into grass a number of times - they don’t like wet ground as it sludges up the...
25th Jun 2020, 08:13
Replies: 39
Views: 8,582
Posted By Duchess_Driver

Why would you not want to? I know I am...

Why would you not want to?

I know I am rusty, and it isn’t 90 days for me!
23rd Jun 2020, 13:24
Replies: 5
Views: 284
Posted By Duchess_Driver

It matters not whether the 172M with diesel...

It matters not whether the 172M with diesel conversion is recognised in India - what’s important is that it is accepted by the state in which the training organisation holds their approval.

Any...
21st Jun 2020, 13:20
Replies: 49
Views: 28,118
Posted By Duchess_Driver

Whilst aircrew (may) know where the brakes are I...

Whilst aircrew (may) know where the brakes are I wouldn’t expect your average handling agent or ground crew to necessarily know where or how to operate.

If the residual hydraulic pressure or...
Replies: 3
Views: 393
Posted By Duchess_Driver

Try the smallest of small amount of talcum powder...

Try the smallest of small amount of talcum powder to lubricate the wheel. Be careful though, as any more than the bare minimum and you’ll be finding white stuff everywhere for years.

I would...
16th Jun 2020, 21:43
Replies: 7
Views: 923
Posted By Duchess_Driver

You can see the line number above the hold, and...

You can see the line number above the hold, and this is different to the actual MSN for the aircraft which (I imagine) run sequentially across all product lines (73, 74, 77 and 78)

Well, if it was...
16th Jun 2020, 07:47
Replies: 7
Views: 923
Posted By Duchess_Driver

Boeing Test Registrations

I thought these were “unique” until the aircraft was delivered then re-used but...

trawling through street view on google maps around Renton there are several instances of N1786B with different...
16th Jun 2020, 06:36
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Views: 368,644
Posted By Duchess_Driver

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/154x144/27931ce0_8730_42cc_85bf_046a34fb9e9a_2399f4aa1016b73547b87f2d7101eac38674b31e.jpeg

At the risk of repetition.... thought this had already...
5th Jun 2020, 15:48
Replies: 8
Views: 1,341
Posted By Duchess_Driver

Normally you depart your own country from a...

Normally you depart your own country from a customs airfield or one “notified” or on concession. Your local AIAP entry will/should tell you for your specific airfield.

You fly to a customs...
4th Jun 2020, 16:22
Replies: 54
Views: 18,015
Posted By Duchess_Driver

Pray tell, why is a BRS equipped aircraft any...

Pray tell, why is a BRS equipped aircraft any different with respect to “the innocents below” when faced with non-BRS structural failure, or as we’ve seen recently, someone not putting the gear down...
Replies: 6
Views: 446
Posted By Duchess_Driver

Certainly as has been said the conversion isn’t...

Certainly as has been said the conversion isn’t always the cheapest route. The U.K. CAA have guidelines “for training as required” or credit and low hours Conversions usually only qualify for about 7...
26th May 2020, 20:15
Replies: 26
Views: 2,995
Posted By Duchess_Driver

There is nothing wrong with the SR20/22 as a...

There is nothing wrong with the SR20/22 as a basic trainer - especially if that’s what you’re going to progress onto once you’re qualified.

Agreed, it can be a handful and requires greater...
22nd May 2020, 10:55
Replies: 15
Views: 2,033
Posted By Duchess_Driver

I used to fly from the right.... purely because...

I used to fly from the right.... purely because that was usually the closest door and I’m lazy!!!
22nd May 2020, 07:25
Replies: 2
Views: 754
Posted By Duchess_Driver

It doesn’t necessarily have to be SVFR anymore,...

It doesn’t necessarily have to be SVFR anymore, as the zone is now class D and has been for a good few years.

No prior approval required, contact Heathrow Radar (used to be “Special”) on 125.625...
12th May 2020, 13:14
Replies: 55
Views: 10,152
Posted By Duchess_Driver

Most will (probably) leave as coke cans, some may...

Most will (probably) leave as coke cans, some may leave in parts and a few may actually fly out.

You’ll note the Tristars, 707s, 727s IL76s etc aren’t exactly cutting edge technology so usual...
8th May 2020, 11:20
Replies: 41
Views: 12,632
Posted By Duchess_Driver

Quite. But what we as aircrew...

Quite.

But what we as aircrew accept/understand as “the job” often differs from the perception of loved ones and those others “left behind.” In times of high emotion it’s all too easy for a law...
6th May 2020, 16:42
Replies: 41
Views: 12,632
Posted By Duchess_Driver

RIAB will get more aircraft into the pattern -...

RIAB will get more aircraft into the pattern - formation landings will obviously increase runway usage but it would depend on trail distance as to which method would recover “two pair” quicker. But...
29th Apr 2020, 11:07
Replies: 5
Views: 517
Posted By Duchess_Driver

The French aren’t the only ones.... in a similar...

The French aren’t the only ones.... in a similar vein one place I was set to work at wanted me to do 30hours on a Tecnam twin despite having ‘a few hours’ on PA30/PA34/BE76/DA42 in the instructional...
29th Apr 2020, 03:59
Replies: 5
Views: 517
Posted By Duchess_Driver

I guess it depends upon the interpretation of...

I guess it depends upon the interpretation of your authority. I know of a case where the proposed candidate had 4500 hours TT which included 480 hours of “airborne” instruction but 200 of those were...
28th Apr 2020, 09:02
Replies: 3
Views: 1,176
Posted By Duchess_Driver

Struggling student a “few” years ago couldn’t...

Struggling student a “few” years ago couldn’t remember “bravo”

”Echo Delta B...., Echo Delta B...., Echo Delta Broccoli Final”
Forum: Freight Dogs
27th Apr 2020, 18:19
Replies: 21
Views: 4,163
Posted By Duchess_Driver

Regardless of the number of “dedicated”...

Regardless of the number of “dedicated” freighters in operation, a significant amount of capacity has been removed by the reduction of “hold cargo” on normal passenger flights.

As the normal...
Forum: Freight Dogs
27th Apr 2020, 09:15
Replies: 21
Views: 4,163
Posted By Duchess_Driver

Pedantic I know, but the Airbus ‘STA’ aircraft...

Pedantic I know, but the Airbus ‘STA’ aircraft are not Guppies - they’re Belugas. The Guppy aircraft was based on the Boring 337 Stratocruisers and haven’t flown for decades. Beluga is based on the...
24th Apr 2020, 10:04
Replies: 16
Views: 2,202
Posted By Duchess_Driver

In my opinion it should be an assessed point by...

In my opinion it should be an assessed point by the FIC instructor undertaking the training with a recommendation of the actual training requirements. Examiners, obviously, have the ultimate sanction...
24th Apr 2020, 08:52
Replies: 16
Views: 2,202
Posted By Duchess_Driver

I accept that there are exceptions to every rule...

I accept that there are exceptions to every rule - however, in the case of GTE and TOO, two gentlemen I know, there is/was/would be a case for a reduced course and consideration of experience already...
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