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19th Jul 2019, 14:10
Replies: 21
Views: 9,435
Posted By sheppey

Talked to a former Boeing 737-200 pilot who flew...

Talked to a former Boeing 737-200 pilot who flew for Silk Air. He was cruising in IMC one night in that part of the world and due to a mix-up in radio frequencies was unaware he was trailing a Boeing...
19th Jul 2019, 12:11
Replies: 289
Views: 130,230
Posted By sheppey

Air Niugini said it would continue investigating...

Air Niugini said it would continue investigating the crash, agreeing that it was a case of "human factors" and not pilot error that contributed to the crash."What we have to understand here is the...
Forum: Tech Log
13th Jul 2019, 03:26
Replies: 12
Views: 1,299
Posted By sheppey

Depends very much on the enthusiasm of the pilot...

Depends very much on the enthusiasm of the pilot concerned and attitude of the operator. Once in the cruise and coffee is brought up to the flight deck, most pilots become so relaxed that in the end...
12th Jul 2019, 15:36
Replies: 5
Views: 957
Posted By sheppey

FAA SAFO Guidance to Manual flying proficiency

https://www.faa.gov/other_visit/aviation_industry/airline_operators/airline_safety/safo/all_safos/media/2017/SAFO17007.pdf

A useful guide to airline pilots who like to keep their hand in
Forum: Tech Log
12th Jul 2019, 15:11
Replies: 12
Views: 1,299
Posted By sheppey

FAA SAFO Guidance to Manual flying proficiency

https://www.faa.gov/other_visit/aviation_industry/airline_operators/airline_safety/safo/all_safos/media/2017/SAFO17007.pdf

Something for operators to aim for?
12th Jul 2019, 14:51
Replies: 159
Views: 26,434
Posted By sheppey

Timely Go-Arounds

https://www.faa.gov/other_visit/aviation_industry/airline_operators/airline_safety/safo/all_safos/media/2010/SAFO10005.pdf
12th Jul 2019, 11:21
Replies: 62
Views: 27,926
Posted By sheppey

What embarrassing nonsense. As the simulator...

What embarrassing nonsense. As the simulator assessment is a test of manual flying skill, multi-tasking as well as CRM, it would just as effective to have the candidate fly the simulator with one...
8th Jul 2019, 03:23
Replies: 26
Views: 7,356
Posted By sheppey

I wonder if all this stuff about UPRT is blown...

I wonder if all this stuff about UPRT is blown out of all proportion. From what I have read in accident reports over the years, aircraft that have gone in following failure to recover from an initial...
6th Jul 2019, 00:24
Replies: 84
Views: 31,271
Posted By sheppey

2-3 hours briefing makes a mockery of Education...

2-3 hours briefing makes a mockery of Education Departments recommended classroom lesson at schools of 45 minutes duration. It is well known that students attention wanes beyond that time. Pilots as...
5th Jul 2019, 10:59
Replies: 20
Views: 3,129
Posted By sheppey

This remark from a former RAF Canberra pilot who...

This remark from a former RAF Canberra pilot who was sent to Canada for his flying training. Of course not all Harvards were in the circuit at the same time but you can bet circuit discipline was...
4th Jul 2019, 13:26
Replies: 20
Views: 3,129
Posted By sheppey

Maybe - Maybe not. Assuming the instructor...

Maybe - Maybe not. Assuming the instructor has the ability to first demonstrate to the student the correct width of the downwind leg along with required turning points, then the student has...
24th Jun 2019, 14:27
Replies: 19
Views: 5,052
Posted By sheppey

https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief2...

https://www.ntsb.gov/_layouts/ntsb.aviation/brief2.aspx?ev_id=20160724X01920&ntsbno=WPR16LA150&akey=1

A similar stall/spin King Air accident. Fortunately all survived on that occasion. The...
24th Jun 2019, 13:42
Replies: 28
Views: 22,457
Posted By sheppey

Feathering both propellers appears to be the key...

Feathering both propellers appears to be the key to a successful recovery under the stated conditions at the time. Clearly the pilot would have a sound reason for feathering the props. Can anyone...
Forum: Tech Log
24th Jun 2019, 13:09
Replies: 17
Views: 2,532
Posted By sheppey

The B737 MEL as a useful instructional tool

The FAA approved Master MEL for the Boeing 737 Series. While most pilots rarely have reason to study its contents, it strikes this scribe as not only most instructive but a useful document for...
22nd Jun 2019, 15:10
Replies: 58
Views: 11,478
Posted By sheppey

I lived in Tonbridge, Kent during the war and saw...

I lived in Tonbridge, Kent during the war and saw quite a few Doodlebugs. Some landed within a mile or so of our street Most seemed quite low and very noisy. My most vivid memory was seeing a...
22nd Jun 2019, 14:06
Replies: 143
Views: 80,760
Posted By sheppey

And that is one key to pure flying skill. The...

And that is one key to pure flying skill. The vast majority of airline operators in all parts of Asia are so wedded to flight directors that is practically a Mayday situation if the crew are forced...
Forum: Tech Log
22nd Jun 2019, 13:53
Replies: 24
Views: 5,744
Posted By sheppey

Agree. That is a good way of describing that late...

Agree. That is a good way of describing that late manoeuvre. It takes keen judgement and this is because it requires a few seconds for the applied rudder to swing the nose around to align with runway...
Forum: Tech Log
22nd Jun 2019, 01:34
Replies: 24
Views: 5,744
Posted By sheppey

Danger of slight thread drift here. If you...

Danger of slight thread drift here. If you are talking about recovery from a wing drop at the point of stall It is not alright on a Cessna or any other aircraft. That is an old wives tale from...
Forum: Tech Log
21st Jun 2019, 12:50
Replies: 24
Views: 5,744
Posted By sheppey

Have seen this in the simulator countless times....

Have seen this in the simulator countless times. Usual reason is "because the book says I can." The real reason is these pilots lack the flying ability to touchdown with no drift.

Crosswind...
10th May 2019, 14:00
Replies: 18
Views: 3,199
Posted By sheppey

Candidates applying to join the RAAF as pilots. ...

Candidates applying to join the RAAF as pilots. Are they required to be assessed in a simulator as part of the interview process? If so, what simulator type.
3rd Apr 2019, 02:00
Replies: 5,129
Views: 10,186,792
Posted By sheppey

The problem is the autopilot is a crutch to...

The problem is the autopilot is a crutch to perhaps 85% of airline pilots in Asia, Europe, India and the Middle East. As is the flight director, too. The FOQA computer transmits all handling back to...
2nd Apr 2019, 13:58
Replies: 3
Views: 918
Posted By sheppey

Thanks for the replies. No further answers...

Thanks for the replies. No further answers needed.
2nd Apr 2019, 09:03
Replies: 3
Views: 918
Posted By sheppey

Instrument Rating Test requirements En route navigation

Question on instrument ratings. Specifically CASA Form 61-1503
Instrument Rating Flight Test.
Under Flight Component 3.3 En route cruise
(a) "Navigate en route using ground and satellite...
30th Mar 2019, 11:11
Replies: 104
Views: 31,236
Posted By sheppey

Not so at all. On the other hand, surely...

Not so at all. On the other hand, surely common sense would dictate that a pilot's experience level should not be judged so irrelevant as to be disregarded as a factor in recruitment to the RH...
30th Mar 2019, 00:55
Replies: 104
Views: 31,236
Posted By sheppey

Please forgive my ignorance of where this term...

Please forgive my ignorance of where this term "Competency Based Training" all started from. I have always thought that all flying training was 'competency' based.

Is it, for example, merely a...
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