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About ian00798

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  1. I generally leave 3 lines between each month, I go for the compromise between neatness and maximising capacity. Each to their own really and do what makes you happy, I’m just a slight bit OCD and value that neatness and everything being in order for the logbook. At the end of the day you could satisfy the casa requirement by writing your flight hours on a series of napkins and binding them together.
  2. I like logten pro for my IPad. Has a lot of useful functions and can be printed out in the same format as the ATC logbook
  3. It’s about triple the size of the normal logbook, and it cost about $60 when I got it 10 years ago
  4. Looks hard to find now. I used to use the professional logbook but just recently transferred the info across to the normal logbook. Trust me, the professional logbook is more irritating than its worth.
  5. An RA senior instructor doesn’t take that much time to get, they only need to hold an instructor rating and then do 75 hours of instruction. A GA instructor with similar privileges would be grade 2, and that requires at least 200 hours of instruction. Frankly for your first 100 hours instructing your learning at least as much as the student is, possibly more. Even after that there is a lot to learn.
  6. Frankly the standard is far less variable in GA than RA. Might have something to do with the person issuing the licence being a representative of CASA and having actually gone through training to assess their suitability to conduct flight tests as well as the fact that they generally have several thousand hours (generally more like 10 000 hours), not the minimum 250 needed for an RA CFI endorsement.
  7. I don’t entirely agree with you on this one Ben which is pretty rare, I generally see eye to eye with you. RA can and quite often does count towards GA flight time for issue of a CPL, although only certain parts of it count. As for how big a step up the transition from RA to GA is, I think that depends on where you did your training. My biggest criticism of RA is the standard is just so variable. Some people are trained to a point I argue doesn’t even meet the RA competency standards, some are trained every bit as well as their GA counterparts (particularly at dual GA/RA schools). At the end
  8. Pretty much exactly correct, although the ATPL hours are: 1500tt 1400 hours as pilot (ie you can count 100 hours flight engineer) 750 hours aeroplane, with at least either 500 hours ICUS or 250 hours command of which 70 hours must be PIC and the rest can be ICUS 200 hours XC 100 hours XC PIC/ICUS 100 hours night other than dual 75 IF of which 45 must be in the aircraft, the remainder can be approved sim. As stated, captain has to be an ATPL holder for RPT, FO can be a CPL holder however they would need multi crew cooperation course, instrument rating and an appropriate t
  9. The news article said nothing of him making two wheels up landings. It merely said there was a similar incident (different pilot) that was being investigated despite the fact this one wasn’t being investigated. It was pointing out the inconsistency in what the ATSB does and does not investigate.
  10. I love how we supposedly have a pilot with a history of making wheels up landings just because some people on here said that is the case. I really hope some of the people on here never have to serve on a jury in their lives.
  11. Jaba, I don’t think anyone has even conclusively shown he had a second gear up landing yet, it’s all been speculation and stuff people heard from a friend of a friend etc
  12. So your solution to not wanting to throw more mud at the pilot is to throw more mud at the pilot? Can I suggest if you have to use the words “I think” when suggesting the other wheels up landing was this pilots fault then that’s what is known as an unfounded accusation.....
  13. And now the minor holes in the Swiss cheese are lining up. Turns out the bloke is human and capable of error, not an incompetent reckless maverick
  14. And as per what happyflyer said, that report in no way implies that he was involved in the other wheels up landing, it is pointing out the appearance of impropriety that a possibly similar incident was investigated while this one wasn’t.
  15. Still far from a horror show even if it was two. Once again, far more interested in the why rather than lynching the guy. There have been many of but for the grace of god moments in my flying career, but they are also good opportunities to learn.
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