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Forum: Tech Log
18th Jun 2018, 09:05
Replies: 11
Views: 1,984
Posted By gfunc

(ex) meteorologist here: Any cloud has the...

(ex) meteorologist here: Any cloud has the ability to generate turbulence as phase changes take out or add heat energy to the surrounding air creating density changes and therefore vertical motion;...
21st May 2018, 08:09
Replies: 16
Views: 2,548
Posted By gfunc

Amy Johnson Flying Initiative...

Amy Johnson Flying Initiative (https://easyjet.taleo.net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=08156)

"Between now and 01 June 2018, we’re opening our doors to all inexperienced cadets, who have...
19th Apr 2018, 10:04
Replies: 23
Views: 3,795
Posted By gfunc

I had a (freakishly) similar background to you, I...

I had a (freakishly) similar background to you, I completed my training and did a basic, but highly recommended, MCC then spent a good part of a year with no luck with recruitment. The only "bite" I...
Replies: 18
Views: 6,001
Posted By gfunc

Tough choice! One thing I would recommend against...

Tough choice! One thing I would recommend against is doing a speculative type rating without a firm job offer: you'll waste your money as every company will want you trained to their SOPs so you...
12th Jan 2018, 09:19
Replies: 13
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Views: 3,920
Posted By gfunc

The first type ratings are starting next week for...

The first type ratings are starting next week for those who passed selection during summer 2017.
11th Dec 2017, 08:49
Replies: 11
Views: 4,426
Posted By gfunc

I know two blokes who worked for Jet2 in other...

I know two blokes who worked for Jet2 in other positions before getting on the pilot route. In both circumstances they had to obtain their fATPL in their own time and out of their own pocket and then...
Replies: 16
Views: 11,731
Posted By gfunc

I had a look at the CTC AQC scheme just over a...

I had a look at the CTC AQC scheme just over a year ago and went to the selection day (it was free at the time). During the sales spiel they briefly mentioned that the hold pool is tiered with the...
Replies: 18
Views: 6,001
Posted By gfunc

BirdmanBerry, The WA APC is the only part of...

BirdmanBerry,

The WA APC is the only part of the route run by WA themselves, the sim is provided by Cardiff Aviation, but with WA staff and some of the classroom work is done in partnership with...
Replies: 18
Views: 6,001
Posted By gfunc

Hi Platinum503, I did the Wing Alliance APC...

Hi Platinum503,

I did the Wing Alliance APC course this year, thanks to them I am now waiting patiently to start an Airbus type rating with a UK airline.

A year prior to this I did a MCC/JOC at...
Replies: 2
Views: 1,325
Posted By gfunc

From the first flight in my logbook to my CPL...

From the first flight in my logbook to my CPL test there is about twenty years. I think you'll be fine.
Replies: 885
Views: 424,984
Posted By gfunc

You can compare some modular course costs here: ...

You can compare some modular course costs here:
http://https://www.wingsalliance.eu/training/pilot-training-budget-calculator/

The normal caveats apply regarding living costs/loss of earnings etc.
Replies: 885
Views: 424,984
Posted By gfunc

You'll be lucky to get a second glance in your...

You'll be lucky to get a second glance in your mid-thirties! I've had my application in for over a year and not a peep heard out of them. I know it's a small sample size, but on my MCC the two guys...
Replies: 5
Views: 890
Posted By gfunc

Wings Alliance will definitely not cost you the...

Wings Alliance will definitely not cost you the same as the integrated schools, that's the whole thinking behind it!

It'll cost you pretty much the same as your third option as most of the members...
11th Aug 2017, 08:43
Replies: 6
Views: 14,833
Posted By gfunc

Nope, not Kura. I've heard their name around a...

Nope, not Kura. I've heard their name around a fair bit, but not encountered anyone who has done their course as yet.

What do you mean when you say L3's reputation is damaged?
10th Aug 2017, 09:51
Replies: 6
Views: 14,833
Posted By gfunc

I did the selection day (when they offered it for...

I did the selection day (when they offered it for free) and I was offered a place on the course. I found out that after the AQC you are in the hold pool, but the integrated people get first refusal,...
Replies: 8
Views: 1,448
Posted By gfunc

If you look at the SLP (QNH) gradient on the map...

If you look at the SLP (QNH) gradient on the map (22hPa in ~20km) this is completely unphysical: it's getting on for 10 times larger that you'll find in a hurricane. If you plug those numbers into...
Replies: 8
Views: 1,448
Posted By gfunc

I think you are potentially overthinking this and...

I think you are potentially overthinking this and muddling temperature lapse rates, density altitude and altimetry.

For simplicity (i.e. ATPL exams) it is normally assumed that 1 hPa is equivalent...
Replies: 1
Views: 1,422
Posted By gfunc

I completed all three there approximately one...

I completed all three there approximately one year ago. I have no complaints - the aircraft are fine, the instructors very good and there was a friendly feel to the place. Everything done in the...
Replies: 7
Views: 1,697
Posted By gfunc

You might find this (free) online simulator...

You might find this (free) online simulator useful:

luizmonteiro - Online Simulators - ADF Simulator (http://www.luizmonteiro.com/Learning_ADF_Sim.aspx)

Having a play with it should be much...
Replies: 4
Views: 2,785
Posted By gfunc

They got me through my CPL and MEIR in minimum...

They got me through my CPL and MEIR in minimum hours. Great staff and nice aeroplanes. The only disadvantage is the weather at LBA can be a bit of a pain, but a wx cancellation when living at home...
Replies: 7
Views: 3,178
Posted By gfunc

Just a quick point - I use to work at an...

Just a quick point - I use to work at an Australian university (one of the "Group of Eight"), when recruiting new graduate students we had a list of "unacceptable degree qualifications". Bachelor of...
Replies: 11
Views: 1,936
Posted By gfunc

If you don't want to muck it up, ignore...

If you don't want to muck it up, ignore RotationGearup's advice and put in the effort understanding the material instead of learning the questions. Make sure you understand the concepts to the best...
Replies: 2
Views: 961
Posted By gfunc

A 1 C temperature deviation from ISA changes...

A 1 C temperature deviation from ISA changes density altitude by 120ft, a 1 hPa pressure deviation changes it by 30ft. Since they don't have the same units (comparing apples to oranges), as Alex...
13th Sep 2016, 13:36
Replies: 17
Views: 10,057
Posted By gfunc

CTC AQC "outsider" success rate

Hi Folks,

A simple question - has anyone here recently completed the CTC AQC as an external candidate (i.e. already holding a CPL/MEIR via another school) and had success in finding a job?

I've...
29th Aug 2016, 18:04
Replies: 5
Views: 2,372
Posted By gfunc

What's the opposite of a gold star?

This actually make me quite cross - I've had my CPL application in for six weeks and they haven't even looked at it! I called them to confirm that I hadn't done anything silly and they told me...
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