Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Portuguese version of a Cessna 152 engine failure checklist

Airspeed - 70kts
Field - Choose a field with no more 10º of bank on each side to land
Fuel Shut of Valve - CHECK ON
Mixture - FULL RICH
Carb Heat - ON
Magneto Switch - BOTH - Crank if propeller stopped

NEGATIVE RESTART

Fuel Shut of Valve - OFF
Mixture - IDLE CUTOFF
Carb Heat - OFF
Magneto Switch - OFF
Master - ON for FLAPS and COMMS

PRAY TO HOLY MARY BEFORE LANDING!!!

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Pilots Vs Maintenance

Solo flight cancelled!

I hate cross winds!

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Quote of the day!

Good judgment comes from experience. Good experience comes from someone else's bad judgment.

Aviation Humor by Kulula.com

South African low-fare airline kulula.com recently came up with a brand-new, funny livery. One of their Boeing 737-86N (ZS-ZWP / OK-PIK), called “Flying 101″ is entirely covered with details and funny remarks about the plane.





The captain’s window is marked with the big cheese (”captain, my captain!”), the co-pilot’s window with co-captain (the other pilot on the PA system) and the jump seat is for wannabe pilots.

In addition, the following descriptions of plane parts can be found:
  • galley (cuppa anyone?)
  • avionics (fancy navigation stuff)
  • windows (best view in the world)
  • wing #1 and #2
  • engine #1 and #2 (26 000 pounds of thrust)
  • emergency exit = throne zone (more leg room baby!)
  • seats (better than taxi seats)
  • some windows = kulula fans (the coolest peeps in the world)
  • black box (which is actually orange)
  • landing gear (comes standard with supa-fly mags)
  • back door (no bribery/corruption here)
  • tail (featuring an awesome logo)
  • loo (or mile-high club initiation chamber)
  • rudder (the steering thingy)
  • stabiliser (the other steering thingy)
  • a.p.u. (extra power when you need it most)
  • galley (food, food, food, food…)
  • boot space
  • ZS-ZWP (OK-PIK) = secret agent code (aka plane’s registration)
  • overhead cabins (VIP seating for your hand luggage)
  • fuel tanks (the go-go juice)
  • cargo door
  • aircon ducts (not that kulula needs it… they’re already cool)
  • front door (our door is always open … unless we’re at 41 000 feet)
  • cockpit window = sun roof
  • nose cone (radar, antenna, and a really big dish inside)

A380 tire blow out on Landing

During landing at Sydney-Kingsford Smith Airport (SYD / YSSY) today a left main gear tire blew out on a Qantas Airbus A380 (VH-OQC). Flight QF32 was arriving from Singapore Changi Airport (SIN / WSSS).

The video below shows some footage that was filmed by a passenger, including some pictures from the tail cam.

Ilyushin IL-76MD (RA-86863) comes to a sudden end

The landing of a Russian Air Force Ilyushin IL-76MD (RA-86863) comes to a sudden end as it touches down late due to strong crosswinds.
According to information on Youtube, this accident already occured on August 09, 2008 at Pskov (PKV/ULOO) (Russia).

First ATP01/08 student graduates!


Yesterday the first ATPL student of my class finished her formation with the multi engine and instrument rating practical exam.

Only I can say is: Congratulations Rita for your effort, good flights and the best landings

Thursday, April 1, 2010

New Mission but... same thing!

Yes I know it's a bit boring to tell you always the same about my new flights, but that's the truth, there are no new things to show to you. This flight was again an instrument training, again with some holdings, DME arcs and another ILS to rwy 03 of Lisbon Airport, LPPT.
The good news is that one more mission is completed, so there are less to finish my ATPL formation, and the other good news is that the next mission will have more of the same but in two missions I'll be flying on a ATS route, probably from Cascais, LPCS, to Faro, LPFR, and return, now that's finally a change.