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Forum: Questions
4th Oct 2020, 13:29
Replies: 5
Views: 772
Posted By sheppey

Jet engines have been certified to cope with bird...

Jet engines have been certified to cope with bird strikes. Maybe not huge birds like eagles or condors necessarily, but average feathered friends.

On the other hand,a max takeoff weight high...
2nd Oct 2020, 11:39
Replies: 5
Views: 892
Posted By sheppey

Aviation Safety Foundation of Australia

Does anyone know if this organisation is still in existence? If so, where are its offices ?
7th Sep 2020, 14:54
Replies: 250
Views: 33,275
Posted By sheppey

DF. Try this link ...

DF. Try this link

https://press-files.anu.edu.au/downloads/press/p263591/pdf/book.pdf
3rd Sep 2020, 10:49
Replies: 46
Views: 7,868
Posted By sheppey

If you are concerned about fire risk make sure...

If you are concerned about fire risk make sure you aren't wearing a nylon wrist watch band. Or anything nylon. The material melts into your skin when exposed to flame and leaves terrible burns. Same...
Forum: Tech Log
3rd Sep 2020, 10:33
Replies: 16
Views: 2,541
Posted By sheppey

I notice that flying the FPV (the "Bird") is...

I notice that flying the FPV (the "Bird") is mentioned among the advice you have received. While the FPV makes it easier to fly accurately, you should be able to fly the aircraft just as accurately...
5th Aug 2020, 14:30
Replies: 7
Views: 1,482
Posted By sheppey

Wonderful description and thanks so much for...

Wonderful description and thanks so much for posting it. Have forwarded it to old colleagues who flew the F-111.
5th Aug 2020, 06:26
Replies: 50
Views: 64,812
Posted By sheppey

A question that has me puzzled. The KingAir...

A question that has me puzzled. The KingAir docket (Post 43) mentions that at the instant of engine failure the pilot initially applied wrong corrective rudder before reverting to correct rudder. At...
Forum: Tech Log
4th Aug 2020, 15:05
Replies: 46
Views: 6,324
Posted By sheppey

Presumably you will do the type rating in the...

Presumably you will do the type rating in the simulator. That being so, ask the instructor to teach you how to hand fly on raw data using manual throttles. That means lots of touch and go circuits....
Forum: Tech Log
3rd Aug 2020, 14:06
Replies: 92
Views: 15,922
Posted By sheppey

757 pilot had history of hairy landings

https://www.skybrary.aero/index.php/B752,_Alicante_Spain,_2017?utm_source=SKYbrary&utm_campaign=8caf3f4677-%23680+Can+we+improve+trainee+pilot+selection+t&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e405169b04-8caf3f...
28th Jul 2020, 05:57
Replies: 10
Views: 1,334
Posted By sheppey

Apologies for the slip-up. Text changed to...

Apologies for the slip-up. Text changed to "airborne."[/color]
28th Jul 2020, 05:03
Replies: 10
Views: 1,334
Posted By sheppey

In accidents of this nature (dark night takoff)...

In accidents of this nature (dark night takoff) where the direct cause is unknown, ATSB usually mention the possibility of somosogravic illusion. It becomes a catch-all phrase. In this accident the...
29th Jun 2020, 04:57
Replies: 28
Views: 3,872
Posted By sheppey

The BASIS inspector was probably right. There...

The BASIS inspector was probably right. There would be hundreds of general aviation aircraft around Australia and currently flying that would be 25 years old or more. Based on the logic expressed by...
16th Jun 2020, 13:34
Replies: 1,657
Views: 2,624,662
Posted By sheppey

That Garuda debacle and other similar tragic...

That Garuda debacle and other similar tragic accidents could easily have been averted if the copilot had the moral courage to force a go-around at any time on the approach by simply calling aloud "GO...
16th Jun 2020, 04:25
Replies: 15
Views: 2,288
Posted By sheppey

Apart from the fact that the circling MDA maybe...

Apart from the fact that the circling MDA maybe lower than a normal circuit, the circling approach is no different to an ordinary circuit. There are airline pilots whose career is spent on...
11th Jun 2020, 06:13
Replies: 26
Views: 5,946
Posted By sheppey

ATSB Prelim Report Cessna Titan accident Lockhart River March 2020

https://www.atsb.gov.au/media/news-items/2020/lockhart-river-preliminary-report/

A well written ATSB preliminary report on the Cessna 404 Titan accident at Lockhart River 17 March 2020.
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9th Jun 2020, 14:13
Replies: 1,657
Views: 2,624,662
Posted By sheppey

Isn't that the whole problem nowadays? It is not...

Isn't that the whole problem nowadays? It is not easy to some pilots.

For many, the very thought of having to resort to hand flying without the crutch of full automatic features, is anathema. ...
7th Jun 2020, 02:05
Replies: 7
Views: 1,634
Posted By sheppey

The current situation exists where arguably...

The current situation exists where arguably hundreds of experienced airline pilots with multi-thousands of hours, some with CASA approved check pilot qualifications, are out of work. As far as CASA...
5th Jun 2020, 02:31
Replies: 94
Views: 40,228
Posted By sheppey

What a murderous use of a simulator and the...

What a murderous use of a simulator and the classic reason why they are called the Horror Box. Just count the number of separate "events" foisted upon the student. PIC loses his marbles seconds after...
2nd Jun 2020, 14:18
Replies: 18
Views: 8,461
Posted By sheppey

Blind use of flight director could have led to crash

Flight International 5-11 May 2020 published a synopsis of the close call to a NEOS Boeing 737-800 at Bristol in June 2019.. Report here:
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2nd Jun 2020, 06:33
Replies: 1,657
Views: 2,624,662
Posted By sheppey

Similar go-around accident. MD 82. Phuket...

Similar go-around accident. MD 82. Phuket Thailand September 2007. Copilot PF. Botched go-around 50 feet in heavy rain. The autothrottle was left engaged during manually flown approach. A/T closes...
31st May 2020, 11:48
Replies: 94
Views: 40,228
Posted By sheppey

Interesting history. Are you certain the 737-100...

Interesting history. Are you certain the 737-100 had autothrottle? The 737-200 A/T was an optional extra with most -200 not having A/T
31st May 2020, 02:54
Replies: 94
Views: 40,228
Posted By sheppey

So true. Some pilots are lost without the...

So true. Some pilots are lost without the automatics as their crutch. In this incident the captain hastily re-engaged the automatic pilot about three minutes after starting the badly executed...
19th May 2020, 15:21
Replies: 48
Views: 13,357
Posted By sheppey

Hey Sunfish - Do I detect just a teeny weeney bit...

Hey Sunfish - Do I detect just a teeny weeney bit of professional jealousy maybe?
4th May 2020, 05:05
Replies: 24
Views: 4,024
Posted By sheppey

The difference between a professional pilot and...

The difference between a professional pilot and an amateur. One uses SOP language so the other crew member knows what to expect. The other doesn’t..
4th May 2020, 04:49
Replies: 44
Views: 6,057
Posted By sheppey

Let me play the Devil's Advocate here. What is...

Let me play the Devil's Advocate here. What is the difference between normal rotation and "positive" rotation?" Forcing the aircraft to stay on the runway until 20 knots or more between...
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