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13th Sep 2020, 17:45
Replies: 66
Views: 7,036
Posted By eckhard

Many congratulations and well done! Only 48...

Many congratulations and well done!

Only 48 years for me. I feel wet behind the ears surrounded by these impressive posts!
PA-28-140 G-AVYR at Elstree, 10 Aug 1972. I still remember every minute...
13th Sep 2020, 17:39
Replies: 27
Views: 5,614
Posted By eckhard

I too came from a (UK) biz jet background to the...

I too came from a (UK) biz jet background to the (UK) airlines. The biz jet operation was top-notch, Public Transport, multi-crew and taught me a lot. I then contemporaneously instructed and examined...
11th Sep 2020, 13:30
Replies: 12
Views: 2,248
Posted By eckhard

Some people might! It’s obviously dependant on...

Some people might! It’s obviously dependant on personal circumstances and I wouldn’t judge too harshly anyone who did. On the other hand, this practice depresses the job market even further, and it’s...
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Sep 2020, 13:15
Replies: 40
Views: 2,998
Posted By eckhard

Indeed! Also I think on the bridge over Tyke’s...

Indeed! Also I think on the bridge over Tyke’s Water, although I may be remembering the Avengers’ Title Sequence, when she runs along the parapet?

The assembly hall and Aldenham House often...
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Sep 2020, 18:07
Replies: 40
Views: 2,998
Posted By eckhard

I saw her on location in my school grounds when...

I saw her on location in my school grounds when she was playing Emma Peel in The Avengers.
She was wearing that skin-tight leather cat-suit. Although I must have been only about 11, I remember it...
4th Sep 2020, 20:12
Replies: 19
Views: 4,286
Posted By eckhard

I wonder how many Americans choose to register...

I wonder how many Americans choose to register their aircraft under an EASA jurisdiction? No; thought not.
Forum: Tech Log
3rd Sep 2020, 13:29
Replies: 1
Views: 492
Posted By eckhard

A low aspect-ratio wing has a greater induced...

A low aspect-ratio wing has a greater induced downwash which results in a lower effective angle of attack.
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Aug 2020, 19:24
Replies: 190
Views: 40,299
Posted By eckhard

Just coz it’s on the Daily Mail, doesn’t mean...

Just coz it’s on the Daily Mail, doesn’t mean it’s NOT true. You should try reading newspapers with whose editorial stance you disagree; you might learn something.
28th Aug 2020, 17:36
Replies: 4
Views: 750
Posted By eckhard

Good question. I think it might be of interest to...

Good question. I think it might be of interest to the designers of instrument procedures, but to us pilots, it’s not really important. Just follow the published chart and you’ll be fine.
8th Aug 2020, 05:56
Replies: 7
Views: 888
Posted By eckhard

Normally from push-back (or start of taxi) until...

Normally from push-back (or start of taxi) until engines shut-down.
Some operators only log from take-off until landing.
Others log from take-off to landing plus a fixed allowance for taxi; e.g. 10...
Forum: Tech Log
23rd Jul 2020, 12:56
19th Jul 2020, 20:22
Replies: 19
Views: 2,330
Posted By eckhard

I used to be similarly pedantic when parking the...

I used to be similarly pedantic when parking the 787. At some airports, the Stand Guidance System would proudly display “787-900”.
I would tease the co-pilot, asking him/her to request a marshaller,...
19th Jul 2020, 15:11
Replies: 18
Views: 1,681
Posted By eckhard

Rudder trim will be more important than on the...

Rudder trim will be more important than on the Archer. That 300hp will really twist you to the left at high power and low speeds, so consider using the rudder trim to help, if you find it convenient....
Forum: Tech Log
17th Jul 2020, 18:26
Replies: 14
Views: 2,204
Posted By eckhard

I would say, “neither”. My rational is that...

I would say, “neither”.

My rational is that the “required visual reference” to continue below a Cat1 DH, or NPA MDA, is quite a long list, which includes (inter alia) Runway lights, Approach...
16th Jul 2020, 19:49
Replies: 18
Views: 2,091
Posted By eckhard

I heartily concur with BPF’s advice! I have...

I heartily concur with BPF’s advice!

I have about 1000hrs ME/IR/FIC instructing out of a total of about 3500.

My scariest moment was during night circuits on a Seneca I. Student had been doing...
13th Jul 2020, 11:56
Replies: 49
Views: 17,839
Posted By eckhard

I certainly have used Google often and I must...

I certainly have used Google often and I must admit that I sometimes pretend that I haven't; however, in this particular case I relied on my mother tongue. I'm half-German, you see. There's a clue in...
12th Jul 2020, 13:08
Replies: 49
Views: 17,839
Posted By eckhard

Not to detract from your post, but it’s...

Not to detract from your post, but it’s Schadenfreude, with a capital “S” and a terminating “e”. Thanks.
9th Jul 2020, 17:23
Replies: 5
Views: 1,689
Posted By eckhard

Ted Welstead last seen instructing in the...

Ted Welstead last seen instructing in the SP/ME/IR sim at Exeter, in about 2018?
Forum: Questions
9th Jul 2020, 14:27
Replies: 16
Views: 2,020
Posted By eckhard

Ok, let us know how you get on. 👍

Ok, let us know how you get on. 👍
Forum: Questions
7th Jul 2020, 13:06
Replies: 16
Views: 2,020
Posted By eckhard

Imagine that you have entered a single cruise...

Imagine that you have entered a single cruise level in the FMC RTE LEGS and VNAV cruise page. The MCP altitude is also set to this level.
Your weight allows a higher level and of course you could...
6th Jul 2020, 18:44
Replies: 466
Views: 184,453
Posted By eckhard

Is that where the word, “ferry” comes from?

Is that where the word, “ferry” comes from?
Forum: Tech Log
6th Jul 2020, 18:31
Replies: 3
Views: 766
Posted By eckhard

As a matter of interest, the B787 uses gravity...

As a matter of interest, the B787 uses gravity for normal gear extension!

Your question is a good one. I suppose it makes sense to have a totally different system as a backup?
It has happened...
Forum: Questions
6th Jul 2020, 18:19
Replies: 16
Views: 2,020
Posted By eckhard

Sorry Andi, I have been busy at home and also...

Sorry Andi, I have been busy at home and also flying my small aircraft, so I didn’t get a chance to reply to your points. You are certainly not a hopeless case, as your questions show a good...
Forum: Jet Blast
5th Jul 2020, 13:31
Replies: 5,445
Views: 273,928
Posted By eckhard

“Downwards ejection”, you say?

“Downwards ejection”, you say?
Forum: Jet Blast
5th Jul 2020, 13:30
Replies: 5,445
Views: 273,928
Posted By eckhard

There once was a German blighter, who flew in a...

There once was a German blighter,
who flew in a Lockheed Starfighter.
But it was no faker,
That old Widow-Maker;
It stalled as the turn got tighter.
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