• Posts Tagged ‘pilot’

    Missing Jets at NW

    by  • 22nd August 2015 • post

    I have been today at my airfield, with Ania. When we drove in via perimeter road, I remarked: “hey, look the hunter is out”. It was sitting on a tarmac getting ready for startup. Had a curious look around the cockpit, not seeing the pilot. When we got to the squadron, Ania went about...

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    Eurotrip 2013

    by  • 15th December 2014 • post

    This was suppose to be published a long time ago 🙂 And I believe it’s incomplete. For last 3 years we have tried to get around Europe in a light aircraft. Finally, this year we can call a success! It was a big challenge to organize, it was a lot of luck, and it...

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    Flying with iPad – how to immobilise it

    by  • 30th May 2012 • post

    I’ve started flying with my iPad properly mounted on my leg. Previously I had it loose in the cockpit, usually in the back pocket of passengers seat. Easily accessible, but not always, as I had to stow it in critical portions of the flight.

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    iPad flying and sceen visibility

    by  • 4th August 2011 • post

    iPad is a great device for flying, however it has one big mishap for cockpit use.  The shiny screen which attracts sun so well that unless properly placed in the cockpit you can see nothing!

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    iPad and Flying in Europe

    by  • 26th July 2011 • post

    For my Euro Trip which I have planned with Ivan Horsky I’ve decided to purchase an iPad 2 to help us with planning and flight tracking. The original idea was that we are going to fly around europe in a PA28 which has just a single GNS430 and having a second GPS/Moving Map device...

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    Long Stay at Hahn and G-OCCK in pieces

    by  • 25th July 2011 • post

    After 3 days of waiting we had an engineer come over from Bournemouth to fix the plane. Even when there is Diamond Industries HQ 100km away, the maintenance company wasted 3 days of our life and didn’t get us anywhere. The engineer started work minutes after arrival 10am . First he took off the...

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    EFATO in Hahn

    by  • 22nd July 2011 • post

    For this flight I’m the PIC, after embarkation, started pre start check list. I’ve decided that maybe I will ask ATC for engine start before starting it. Avionics on, Tower set and for some reason I’ve managed to request a flight to Bautzen instead of engine start , got “taxi Delta” … me “request...

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    Welcome to Hahn

    by  • 19th July 2011 • post

    After parking and disembarking the aircraft a fuel truck arrived. Oh, we didn’t plan fuel requirement yet, fortunately, the driver didn’t had card terminal what gave me a few minutes to make an estimate plus reserve and it looked like we need 13 US gallons. Unfortunately his truck works in litters. Quick dash at...

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    FR 8547 Ryanair

    by  • 17th July 2011 • post

    Just came off a flight from Berlin to London On approach to STN, sudden go around; climb, flaps, slats, landing light do not go out after prolonged climb, me thinks, hm… Something wrong, captain comes on PA, flap failure… I can see some fluid dumping from the wing, initially – thought that it’s jet-a...

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    Bournemouth to Hahn

    by  • 12th July 2011 • post

    This was it. We entered the aircraft, settle down. Proper passenger briefing and some captains brief. Ivan decided he will handle flying and radios, I was to help with navigation and radio pre selection.

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