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18th Jul 2018, 22:28
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Posted By silvertate

You are not allowed more than one EASA licence. ...

You are not allowed more than one EASA licence.
So it depends upon how our CAA, and EASA, regard UK licences in a post-Brexit world.
In theory we should be able to hold a UK licence and an EASA...
17th Jul 2018, 20:57
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Views: 441,596
Posted By silvertate

But what do you do if you want to come back to...

But what do you do if you want to come back to the UK? Keep swapping licences? Or will the UK CAA allow you to keep two licences.

If the UK CAA don't get their act together, every airline in the...
16th Jul 2018, 11:11
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Views: 441,596
Posted By silvertate

Or alternatively, all the major UK airlines will...

Or alternatively, all the major UK airlines will move their operations to Ireland and Austria, just as R.yan and E.asy are doing at present, and the UK CAA will be left with nothing to administer....
16th Jul 2018, 10:27
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Views: 441,596
Posted By silvertate

Getting an Irish EASA licence may indeed be the...

Getting an Irish EASA licence may indeed be the answer, to fly in Europe or on EASA aircraft.

But what if you wanted to return to the UK and fly for a UK operator? Where is the guarantee that an...
30th Jul 2017, 10:16
Replies: 125
Views: 96,624
Posted By silvertate

Forgot the gear was down

An Air India crew forgot to retract the gear, and then had to divert because the fuel was getting low. This is despite the fact that the aircraft could not reach cruising altitude, which might have...
20th May 2016, 14:13
Replies: 1,184
Views: 2,503,248
Posted By silvertate

It depends how close the site is to Crete. The...

It depends how close the site is to Crete. The initial seabed close to Alexandria is reasonably level, and then it gets fractured and fissured closer to Crete.
...
20th May 2016, 10:17
Replies: 1,184
Views: 2,503,248
Posted By silvertate

Regard the Imarsat option mentioned on this...

Regard the Imarsat option mentioned on this thread, there are not many short haul operators who would bother with Imarsat. Their routes are too short and too well covered with ACARS coverage and...
7th May 2016, 09:33
Replies: 213
Views: 122,225
Posted By silvertate

Hold on a minute. Why would 'company' be...

Hold on a minute. Why would 'company' be listening on 121.5??

The last time I heard something similar - and an enraged Frenchman pilot shouting back - it was a prank call by a joe-public troll...
5th May 2016, 09:15
Replies: 26
Views: 20,923
Posted By silvertate

Sums it up nicely. After a similar slide at XXX...

Sums it up nicely. After a similar slide at XXX (not in the list above) I was told by a senior training captain that: "No Turkish pilot has ever made a mistake....". Apart from sliding off the...
1st May 2016, 13:31
Replies: 16
Views: 23,002
Posted By silvertate

Not sure about that. We came out of MAN UK one...

Not sure about that. We came out of MAN UK one warm and humid day, and although the air was electric there were no thunderstorms. And then we had a big strike, that knocked off two static wicks. ...
30th Apr 2016, 19:00
Replies: 163
Views: 60,225
Posted By silvertate

Yes, but I have been given FL 50 in the same...

Yes, but I have been given FL 50 in the same situation. The reason given when I queried it, is they had someone at FL60 so we were given FL50 for convenience. Might have been convenient, but it was...
30th Apr 2016, 15:58
Replies: 163
Views: 60,225
Posted By silvertate

Unfortunately ATC do use FLs below the TA. Its...

Unfortunately ATC do use FLs below the TA. Its happened to me several times in N Ireland. And in XXX we were cleared to FL35 and we agreed this berween ourselves. And then the f/o descended to...
21st Apr 2016, 11:34
Replies: 1,543
Views: 1,548,901
Posted By silvertate

Let us be clear about what has happened in much...

Let us be clear about what has happened in much of avaition over the last four decades.

Airlines used to select, pay for, and train pilots. Now it is often whoever comes with the money, and...
21st Apr 2016, 09:11
Replies: 1,543
Views: 1,548,901
Posted By silvertate

I still think the answer lies in that quote. ...

I still think the answer lies in that quote.

If they pushed -1g to gain the level-off altitude, and neither were familiar or comfortable with the sensations of negative g, they may well have done...
10th Apr 2016, 19:36
Replies: 1,543
Views: 1,548,901
Posted By silvertate

I think it is fairly clear that someone had their...

I think it is fairly clear that someone had their thumb on the trimmer for some considerable time during the pitch manoeuvre to catch the altitude. Why, is another matter. An incorrectly learned...
8th Apr 2016, 22:15
Replies: 1,543
Views: 1,548,901
Posted By silvertate

The answer may lie in that statement. They...

The answer may lie in that statement. They pulled negative, and I have seen many strange reactions to negative, especially as many new generation pilots may never have done aeros. On one occasion...
29th Mar 2016, 20:29
Replies: 1,543
Views: 1,548,901
Posted By silvertate

The 737 is running on grandfather certification...

The 737 is running on grandfather certification rights, and systems that remain the same do not have to be recertified. This does not mean these systems meet modern certification. Please correct me...
29th Mar 2016, 09:17
Replies: 1,543
Views: 1,548,901
Posted By silvertate

Then you would be stuck. It is simply not a good...

Then you would be stuck. It is simply not a good system, and would not pass modern certification.

As I understand the system, you are simply overriding a jammed control column (an unlikely...
28th Mar 2016, 20:12
Replies: 1,543
Views: 1,548,901
Posted By silvertate

Ever tried that in the sim? The system simply...

Ever tried that in the sim? The system simply does not work, and so nobody has ever tried it to see what happens ( I have asked many times, with no success).

Come on chaps - how many have done...
27th Mar 2016, 11:29
Replies: 1,543
Views: 1,548,901
Posted By silvertate

Interesting, not seen that one before. One...

Interesting, not seen that one before.

One possible reason for this profile is something I have seen in light aviation training - a confusion between stalling and zero g. If the push results in...
26th Mar 2016, 18:13
Replies: 1,543
Views: 1,548,901
Posted By silvertate

Actually to some degree, this is true. You still...

Actually to some degree, this is true. You still trim out the control column forces, but for the most part, the yoke remains centered when trimmed. In a light ac, you are changing the position of...
26th Mar 2016, 16:24
Replies: 1,543
Views: 1,548,901
Posted By silvertate

Why do people who hace never flown the 737 write...

Why do people who hace never flown the 737 write drivel, and muddy the waters? They really should go back home, I can hear Muma calling.
26th Mar 2016, 09:31
Replies: 1,543
Views: 1,548,901
Posted By silvertate

Since the trim switch is a rocker switch, rather...

Since the trim switch is a rocker switch, rather than a true switch, is is possible this refers to the trimmer.
24th Mar 2016, 21:01
Replies: 1,543
Views: 1,548,901
Posted By silvertate

How true. Not sure you will get away with saying...

How true. Not sure you will get away with saying that, but how true.
The term you are looking for is dhimmi.

And P.S. to de facto - the WS I experienced were mainly in the sim. Only had two...
24th Mar 2016, 19:38
Replies: 1,543
Views: 1,548,901
Posted By silvertate

Graphs

Interesting graphs, Threemiles.

The rate of climb on the second go-around is pretty steady, and consistent with the first. And if one presumes that the throttles were not being retarded for no...
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