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Aer lingus “near miss” with Emirates A380

Old 5th Mar 2019, 04:05
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I can understand the frustration and annoyance that professionals feel when this sort of stuff is posted in a professional pilot's forum. It originally appeared in Rumours and News before mods moved to this more appropriate location. I think we should appreciate the tolerance and generosity towards us amateurs on this site and not abuse it with this sort of stuff.
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Old 5th Mar 2019, 06:46
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Originally Posted by double_barrel View Post
I can understand the frustration and annoyance that professionals feel when this sort of stuff is posted in a professional pilot's forum. It originally appeared in Rumours and News before mods moved to this more appropriate location. I think we should appreciate the tolerance and generosity towards us amateurs on this site and not abuse it with this sort of stuff.
Bear in mind, though, that the OP has made the fastest transition in history from PPL to airline pilot.

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My question is - what is the cheapest way I can get to a CPL from a PPL? The costs involved in becoming a commercial pilot, for me as a student anyway, are HUGE. If we take Cranfield flying school as an example, a PPL would cost around £10,000. I feel like when I start working in a few years' time, I'd be able to pay for that. But the CPL, another £11,000, and from what I understand I have to have a night rating, IR and ME rating, which all also cost more money (correct me if I'm wrong and don't need these). The prices can be found on there website. Is this really the cheapest way possible to get a CPL from a PPL?
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I would not switch from my A330 even if it meant an increase in salary. It’s a great plane that I will fly till the end of time. Kids these days want to move quickly onto the 787 or the 777 but it’s not for me.
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Old 5th Mar 2019, 17:53
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Yep, good work for a 22 year old. Out of ignorant pax curiosity, how is wake turbulence managed at 1000ft separation ?
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Old 5th Mar 2019, 20:39
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Originally Posted by Mr Optimistic View Post
Yep, good work for a 22 year old. Out of ignorant pax curiosity, how is wake turbulence managed at 1000ft separation ?
Wake turbulence tends to descend at around 300 feet per minute. So thats around 3 minutes for the energy in the wake to reduce.

Normally it isn’t a big issue, but if following another aircraft on the same airway then we can offset tracks by 1nm or so to remain clear.
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