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14th Oct 2019, 09:10
Replies: 6
Views: 714
Posted By Bullethead

G’day Cooper, I retired a little over two...

G’day Cooper,

I retired a little over two years ago with a total of around 22,500 hours mostly as an airline pilot but with an Aussie Airforce career before that though all on transport aircraft....
16th Jul 2019, 20:49
Replies: 7
Views: 2,507
Posted By Bullethead

G’day Fuel, I had mine mine out over twenty...

G’day Fuel,

I had mine mine out over twenty years ago and done by keyhole surgery. In and out of hospital overnight with no significant after effects. Eating oily or fatty food can cause mild...
13th May 2019, 03:46
Replies: 19
Views: 2,250
Posted By Bullethead

Well done Mr Orange, It’s a great feeling...

Well done Mr Orange,

It’s a great feeling isn’t it?

One thing you you need to consider when you fly your training aeroplane solo is that it only has half the usual payload, i.e. one person on...
Forum: Tech Log
30th Apr 2019, 06:11
Replies: 15
Views: 3,430
Posted By Bullethead

G'day Gents, A view from inside the cockpit....

G'day Gents,

A view from inside the cockpit.

Often when following a B747 on an overwater approach, for example to RW34L at YSSY across Botany Bay, in still conditions you could clearly see the...
22nd Apr 2019, 00:18
Replies: 37
Views: 6,744
Posted By Bullethead

G’day Guys, I retired a couple of years ago...

G’day Guys,

I retired a couple of years ago after a military transport career followed by nearly thirty years of airline flying and amassed around 22,500 hours and 9000 flight sectors over a...
9th Apr 2019, 23:51
Replies: 17
Views: 2,688
Posted By Bullethead

This is the truth! ...

This is the truth!


https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/499x327/how_planes_fly_d41fc95d4825da6d5910920e0f5622359981edfe.jpg
2nd Apr 2019, 03:28
Replies: 4
Views: 2,022
Posted By Bullethead

G’day Robert, I dont know the the answer but...

G’day Robert,

I dont know the the answer but you may find some useful information here.

https://paulross.github.io/pprune-concorde/docs/index.html

cheers,
BH
12th Dec 2018, 22:30
Replies: 11
Views: 2,592
Posted By Bullethead

They’re the new dark chemtrails which are only...

They’re the new dark chemtrails which are only supposed to be spread at night! ��
15th Apr 2018, 23:43
Replies: 46
Views: 24,810
Posted By Bullethead

As Foster Brooks once said in a pilot skit with...

As Foster Brooks once said in a pilot skit with dean Martin,

"Why yes when they moved the men's room down the back of the airplane!"
10th Apr 2018, 11:02
Replies: 3,842
Views: 1,935,552
Posted By Bullethead

G’day finest, Thanks for the extra info, I...

G’day finest,

Thanks for the extra info, I wasn’t aware of the increase in the scrub rate in the 80s and 90s.

Cheers,
BH.
9th Apr 2018, 21:21
Replies: 3,842
Views: 1,935,552
Posted By Bullethead

I completed my RAAF pilot course in 1976 and the...

I completed my RAAF pilot course in 1976 and the scrub rate then was around 30% and the selection process was nowhere near as thorough or sophisticated as it appears to be these days which makes me...
20th Apr 2017, 04:20
Replies: 104
Views: 50,931
Posted By Bullethead

A lot of rubbish in this thread. Stick...

A lot of rubbish in this thread.

Stick shaker activation is a PRE-stall warning for such aircraft which have indistinct naturally occurring pre-stall buffet and stick shakers are installed on such...
Forum: Tech Log
27th Mar 2017, 08:02
Replies: 56
Views: 10,136
Posted By Bullethead

All the airliners I have flown have the limiting...

All the airliners I have flown have the limiting masses expressed as weight i.e. MAUW ZFW RTOW MLW MTOW etc. because the guys that fly them are pilots and not physicists.
Forum: Tech Log
12th Mar 2017, 06:24
Replies: 56
Views: 10,136
Posted By Bullethead

"Could it be possible to takeoff from the start...

"Could it be possible to takeoff from the start with only one engine ?"

G'day KayPam,

I did it once in the sim after the session was completed and we had a little free time.

How we did it...
Replies: 9
Views: 3,807
Posted By Bullethead

There will be a very temporary pilot shortage on...

There will be a very temporary pilot shortage on 25May when I retire! Other than that there hasn't been a pilot shortage in the 42 years that I've been flying.
15th Dec 2016, 03:21
Replies: 9
Views: 4,332
Posted By Bullethead

Why not go thru Darwin to London? According...

Why not go thru Darwin to London?

According to Great Circle Mapper the great circle distance SYD to LHR is 9188 mms and goes nearly directly over Darwin.

Th GC distance SYD-DRW-LHR is 9191...
4th Jun 2016, 07:04
Replies: 7
Views: 1,615
Posted By Bullethead

This, Sennheiser HMEC 26 - Aviation Headset...

This,

Sennheiser HMEC 26 - Aviation Headset - Pilot Headset - ETSO / TSO approved - Active Noise Reduction - Talk-Through-Function...
11th Nov 2015, 08:42
Replies: 13
Views: 2,959
Posted By Bullethead

Nothing new under the sun. I remember a jet pack...

Nothing new under the sun. I remember a jet pack being displayed at the Sydney, Australia Royal Easter Show way back in the early1960's.

Cheers,
BH.
Forum: Jet Blast
7th Aug 2015, 05:19
Replies: 39
Views: 2,837
Posted By Bullethead

All explained here. Astronomy Picture of the...

All explained here.

Astronomy Picture of the Day (http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/astropix.html)
Forum: ATC Issues
1st Mar 2015, 22:55
Replies: 15
Views: 2,742
Posted By Bullethead

G'day Leon and Dave, Thanks for that info I...

G'day Leon and Dave,

Thanks for that info I wasn't aware of those regs but it all makes sense.

Cheers,
BH.
28th Feb 2015, 01:59
Replies: 30
Views: 3,713
Posted By Bullethead

Go for it Andy! Follow your dream, you'll regret...

Go for it Andy! Follow your dream, you'll regret it if you don't. Speech therapy, if you need it is effective. There was a fellow on my Airforce pilot's course who had a stammer and he overcame it...
Forum: ATC Issues
28th Feb 2015, 01:04
Replies: 15
Views: 2,742
Posted By Bullethead

Yeah, yeah I know all that. :rolleyes: I...

Yeah, yeah I know all that. :rolleyes:

I was just pointing out that sometimes runways are given convenient names rather than strictly correct designators.

Cheers,
BH.
Forum: ATC Issues
27th Feb 2015, 12:00
Replies: 15
Views: 2,742
Posted By Bullethead

Not so uncommon really. There are four parallel...

Not so uncommon really. There are four parallel runways at KLAX all aligned 069/249 magnetic but the north complex is designated 06/24 L&R and the south complex 07/25 L&R. Strictly all the runways...
Forum: ATC Issues
27th Feb 2015, 04:52
Replies: 15
Views: 2,742
Posted By Bullethead

Years ago the present 03/21 at YPPH was known as...

Years ago the present 03/21 at YPPH was known as 02/20. The name was changed, in the mid 1980s I think, to try and avoid the confusion of having too many to's/2's/02's/20's and the resultant cockups...
Replies: 420
Views: 65,191
Posted By Bullethead

Plenty of pilotless airliners already and with a...

Plenty of pilotless airliners already and with a perfect safety record too! They are all sitting at terminals or in hangars. :ok:

Cheers,
BH.
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