• Posts Tagged ‘pilot’

    flightComputer for Nokia

    by  • 13th September 2010 • post

    Just a follow up on all things FlightComputer mobile App which I’ve developed with Qt. Since last week I am battling Nokia Ovi QA team and publisher web interface. Their instructions for publishing for Maemo platform are vague and whenever I submitted my app they returned it with cosmetics: deb categories – which they...

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    Flying and Mobile Apps

    by  • 4th September 2010 • post

    It is a while since I came up with an idea that I should invest some of my time to develop apps for pilots. Naturally, started developing some with me as primary consumer. That’s how very crude version of flightime appeared. It was KISS design, 2 buttons and it was logging my take off...

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    What is going on

    by  • 19th July 2010 • post

    Suddenly world around becomes very strange. First Oracle is breaking it’s promise to keep OpenSolaris running. Then BBC Future Media & Technology is announcing more departments relocated from London to North… Now I just received sad news that Wesabe is closing down. So far I see that  IT related stuff is going downhill… However...

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    Flying Katana in Bautzen

    by  • 26th June 2010 • post

    I’m back from Europe where I had a chance to fly Diamond DA20 Katana. Aircraft is LIGHT! comparing to PA28’s it’s crazy. Bubble canopy also works great and you can see plenty. It was my first encounter with complex aircraft. It has Constant Speed Prop  what means, no throttle but manifold pressure and prop...

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    The Joy of Weather

    by  • 30th May 2010 • post

    My pilot license arrived 2 weeks ago. I was so happy that I will be flying now as a Captain! First weekend, I couldn’t go up in the air, my health was not allowing me ( blocked sinus ). Bugger, that was a blow. So I thought about flying this weekend.

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    PPL Exam Tips

    by  • 30th April 2010 • post

    I’ve passed my PPL Exam and now I’m awaiting to receive the license papers from CAA. My journey to actually have it happen was long and I not always made good decisions. Thanks to this I have some tips for future pilots ( this is a reprint of what I’ve sent to one of...

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    Chasing weather and bad luck

    by  • 9th March 2010 • post

    I am due PPL skill test for last month… and it’s annoying. If it is not weathers fault, there is no aircraft, if weather and aircraft are nice, examinator decides that he does not want to fly today… So I have it scheduled for next weekend… but already can see problems as there are...

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    Pre Landing Check List

    by  • 12th February 2010 • post

    Breaks---------------------OFF Undercarriage--------------FIXED/DOWN Mixture--------------------RICH Prop-----------------------FIXED/FINE Fuel-----------------------PUMP ON/SELECTED/SUFFICIENT Instruments Ts&Ps----------------GREEN AMP------------------CHARGING SUCTION--------------CHECK Carb heat -----------------CHECK Hatches -------------------SECURED Harnesses -----------------SECURED Headlights-----------------ON

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    Post Start Checklist (Generic P28A)

    by  • 11th February 2010 • post

    Starter Light---------OUT Oil Pressure----------GREEN RPM-------------------SET 1200 Ammeter---------------CHARGING RADIO-----------------ON Transponder-----------STANDBY DI/Compass------------SET

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    Pre Start Checklist (Generic P28A)

    by  • 11th February 2010 • post

    Brakes ----------------------------ON/Cover Breaks Unnecessary Electrical Equipment---OFF Fuel ------------------------------Select Tank Carb heat--------------------------OFF/Cold Mixture--------------------------- Reach Throttle-------------------------¼"Open Primer-----------------------------Locked Battery/Alt------------------------ON Beacon-----------------------------ON Shout------------------------------"CLEAR PROP" Starter----------------------------ENGAGE

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