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18th Oct 2019, 12:48
Replies: 5
Views: 347
Posted By Fostex

.....I just asked the CAA if I could appeal my...

.....I just asked the CAA if I could appeal my Class 2 independently and they said yes, so I did. (I don't even know if people commonly do this or if they always appeal through their AME)?

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18th Oct 2019, 10:14
Replies: 49
Views: 11,096
Posted By Fostex

My guess is the future of human control in...

My guess is the future of human control in aviation is akin to drone flying. Human's piloting aircraft remotely from the ground if required, but a relatively small team of human pilots managing a...
7th Oct 2019, 12:13
Replies: 4
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Views: 402
Posted By Fostex

General guidance is "Look, Listen, Feel" - in the...

General guidance is "Look, Listen, Feel" - in the absence of listen

Look for movement of chest/abdomen.

Feel for air movement on your face or check for condensation of moist air from...
25th Sep 2019, 10:50
Replies: 7
Views: 831
Posted By Fostex

Good article from Shell aviation -...

Good article from Shell aviation - https://www.shell.com/business-customers/aviation/aeroshell/knowledge-centre/technical-talk/techart08-30071255.html
25th Sep 2019, 09:36
Replies: 7
Views: 831
Posted By Fostex

Most engines have a specific run in plan, consult...

Most engines have a specific run in plan, consult the manufacturer. I have run in a completely overhauled O320-D3G recently and did so with a 3hr test flight at a variety of power settings as per the...
25th Sep 2019, 09:18
Replies: 10
Views: 1,699
Posted By Fostex

Additionally, go tech at any GA airport and you...

Additionally, go tech at any GA airport and you won't have to wander far for an engineer who can work on a Lycoming and access a spare parts inventory. The same is definitely not true of...
19th Aug 2019, 15:23
Replies: 4
Views: 1,693
Posted By Fostex

Something to also consider, if you are embarking...

Something to also consider, if you are embarking on integrated training you will most likely (depending on how your funding is arranged) require loss of training/licence/medical insurance during the...
9th Aug 2019, 08:03
Replies: 16
Views: 10,989
Posted By Fostex

I had a similar narrow escape flying over Mont...

I had a similar narrow escape flying over Mont Ventoux in Provence, France. My track took me south, 500' over the summit, at which point the the VSI very rapidly went south as I got sucked down the...
25th Jul 2019, 08:58
Replies: 16
Views: 10,989
Posted By Fostex

RIP to those involved. Very mountainous...

RIP to those involved.

Very mountainous terrain, incidentally reasonably close to the site of the Germanwings tragedy. The area around Barcellonette is very beautiful but summertime mountain wx...
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Jul 2019, 20:04
Replies: 4
Views: 3,087
Posted By Fostex

I fly Bader Braves kids every year. Very...

I fly Bader Braves kids every year. Very rewarding day out.
10th Jul 2019, 15:41
Replies: 11
Views: 4,902
Posted By Fostex

Go private, this is medico-legal work, leave the...

Go private, this is medico-legal work, leave the NHS for the purpose it was intended. Spend £250 and you will be able to sit with a specialist, explain to them what the CAA need for certification and...
3rd Jul 2019, 20:38
Replies: 21
Views: 3,651
Posted By Fostex

I once had an iPad overheat on me on a warm...

I once had an iPad overheat on me on a warm summers day when it was sitting in direct sunlight in cockpit, it had my plates and en route info. Didn't have frequencies written down so had to dick...
5th May 2019, 18:31
Replies: 8
Views: 2,161
Posted By Fostex

Not specifically a company medical, but BA ask...

Not specifically a company medical, but BA ask you to bring a form to your GP to fill in that requests disclosure of any prior medical history and recent visits to the GP. If your CAA medical records...
21st Feb 2019, 22:50
Replies: 2
Views: 1,004
Posted By Fostex

The official list is here, ...

The official list is here,

https://www.iaa.ie/personnel-licensing/aero-medical-section/examiners

Many of the AME's certified for Class 1 renewal in Northern Ireland also do IAA renewals.
4th Feb 2019, 14:06
Replies: 2,067
Views: 2,546,686
Posted By Fostex

Obviously no official FDR but the AAIB have on...

Obviously no official FDR but the AAIB have on occassion recovered information on the track of an aircraft prior to incident from onboard GPS equipment, both inbuilt avionics and the likes of Sky...
3rd Feb 2019, 16:29
Replies: 123
Views: 119,054
Posted By Fostex

Surely it is normal shut down procedure to check...

Surely it is normal shut down procedure to check each mag for cut prior to pulling the mixture? This both identifies a grounding issue and will also show any previously unknown mag issue which may...
22nd Jan 2019, 23:01
Replies: 2,067
Views: 2,546,686
Posted By Fostex

Agree, it is just a matter of time before Wingly...

Agree, it is just a matter of time before Wingly claims it's first victim.

Interestingly, my insurance policy explicitly forbids Wingly style flights - I wonder how many people are offering Wingly...
22nd Jan 2019, 22:30
Replies: 2,067
Views: 2,546,686
Posted By Fostex

The great grey-area, dry lease hire... to quote a...

The great grey-area, dry lease hire... to quote a website offering such a service.

"All hires are on a “dry” basis, leaving customers free to organise their own flights and supply their own...
31st Dec 2018, 16:57
Replies: 123
Views: 119,054
Posted By Fostex

Swapping out students with a running engine,...

Swapping out students with a running engine, while safe if performed correctly (and depending on aircraft type), is not really the best practice when teaching students. It needs to be emphasised to...
22nd Dec 2018, 23:35
Replies: 1,178
Views: 693,282
Posted By Fostex

Proper inertial navigation is hard to do,...

Proper inertial navigation is hard to do, particularly on a lightweight platform such as a drone. The location or distance calculated by such a system is produced by integrating speed and...
21st Dec 2018, 13:04
Replies: 27
Views: 19,948
Posted By Fostex

Don't like the look of this.... DEPARTMENT...

Don't like the look of this....

DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
Federal Aviation Administration
14 CFR Part 39
[Docket No. FAA-2018-1046; Product Identifier 2018-CE-049-AD]
RIN 2120-AA64...
20th Dec 2018, 16:00
Replies: 1,178
Views: 693,282
Posted By Fostex

Most drones (e.g. DJI) are fitted with a mix of...

Most drones (e.g. DJI) are fitted with a mix of GPS, solid-state accelerometers and gyros, barometric altimeters and multiple cameras for object avoidance and visual odometry. They really are quite...
24th Nov 2018, 11:33
Replies: 10
Views: 1,688
Posted By Fostex

Our aircraft policy includes airside cover for...

Our aircraft policy includes airside cover for the car of those named on the insurance policy when operating in support of the aircraft.
3rd Oct 2018, 12:06
Replies: 8
Views: 4,533
Posted By Fostex

Overhead join not intended for this very purpose?

Overhead join not intended for this very purpose?
18th Sep 2018, 12:10
Replies: 7
Views: 2,852
Posted By Fostex

"Spanish AESA has said, that his OML would be...

"Spanish AESA has said, that his OML would be lifted if he can prove them that another pilot, in any country at all, with a similar condition, has had the OML erased from his license."

That sounds...
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