Monthly Archives: May 2012

Airbus Type Rated!!

I had my 2 part licence skills test on the Airbus A320 on Friday and Saturday. I was really nervous for this test because I know how easily I can make stupid mistakes. The first day I didn’t really get … Continue reading

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In Bloom

I’m stuck revising for my skills test on the A320 whilst the weather is for once really good, even better than the last post that mentioned okish weather. I decided to venture into the garden and do my revision and … Continue reading

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Terrain and Traffic Collision Avoidance

It’s almost licence skills test time and incredibly, I actually feel quite prepared for it. We’ve been given a consolidation full motion lesson tomorrow wit the next day being the test. It’s been the last few lessons where I feel … Continue reading

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Airbus Law, Protections and Stabilities

I want to start this post by talking about the Airbus A319 tasked with bringing the Olympic torch and flame to England from Athens. This specially painted A319 was given the name “Firefly” and assigned the flight number BAW2012 for … Continue reading

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Airbus Full Motion Simulator

For once, I’m able to sit outside with a cup of tea and my laptop and relax. The weather isn’t exactly warm, hot or sunny; it’s pleasant and even that is a rare thing here. I’m currently staying in Winchester … Continue reading

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Tales from Kai Tak

(radio documentary at the bottom of this post) Kai Tak Airport is world renowned for it’s¬†unpredictable¬†weather and unconventional approach into the airports runway 13. The approach consisted of bringing the aircraft low over the skyscrapers of Western Kowloon, directly towards … Continue reading

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Abnormal and Emergency Operations

Throughout most of a pilots training we are put through our paces, taught to cope with a multitude of possible emergencies that may befall us throughout our flying career. In fact, whilst training, I think I probably did only a … Continue reading

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