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Airbus A320 and Boeing 737 Type Endorsement
Professional Pilots - Licenses & Ratings
Written by Capt Lim   
Sunday, 02 December 2012 03:20
 
Type Rating Airbus A320 Video 1/3

Hi Capt Lim

Thanks for your useful information on the type rating for the A320.

I just want to have a quick check with you, once the pilot has passed the type rating course, the license will not be endorsed by DCAM if there is no real aircraft with 9M registration for the base check (3 take-offs and landings).

I understand that the type rating will expire after 12 months if there is no airline job being secured.

Is there any aircraft in Malaysia (either A320 or B737) that can be leased for one or two hours for the base check?

This facility will help in the endorsement of the type rating into the CPL. Such arrangement will allow the pilot to recurrent on the type rating in the simulator if the airline job can't be secured within 12 months from the date of type rating.

Hope to hear from your soon.

David.
 
Are pilot’s extra-marital affairs common?
Professional Pilots - General
Written by Capt Lim   
Wednesday, 10 April 2013 13:24

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Hi Captain Lim

Tremendous site truly.

I was wondering about pilot relationships. I have read some of the previous posts here but to no avail now.

I was wondering whether wives of pilots can fly with pilots (for free). I can imagine this would help them with worrying about extra-marital affairs. And are such affairs common? I can’t imagine they are any more common than real life?

I would like to be an airline pilot but recently since I started thinking about pilot marriages, it has disturbed me somewhat. As much as being a pilot would be a dream job, having a family would be more important.

And is it true long haul pilots actually get more time off per month than Monday-to-Friday workers?

Thank you Captain,

Sincerely

Dave Grohl
 
Was the plane struck by lightning and did it cause the engines to fail?
Weather - Lightnings
Written by Capt Lim   
Tuesday, 24 September 2013 14:20

 
Dear Capt Lim,

My husband was flying back to base after visiting me for a while. Midway through the flight, the plane was struck by lightning causing a power surge and the engines to stop working.

According to my husband, the plane dropped at least 1000 feet. I am now terrified to ever get on another plane again. I'm scared that it will happen to me and the power won't come back on.

What do you think happened in that plane? And what are the chances of it happening again?

In a situation like that, what will the pilot do to keep the passengers safe?

Hazel,
 
A look at Aptitude Test for Aspiring Pilots
Pilot Career - Aptitude Tests
Written by Capt Lim   
Tuesday, 24 September 2013 04:52

ACA SYMBIOTICS
 
Dear Aspiring Pilots,

Many have written in to ask about how airlines select aspiring pilots for the ab initio (fresh student without any flying experience) program using the ADAPT system. I have been able to get a brief sample of the BIO SYMBIOTIC program (see video above) for your reference and guidance.

From ACA SYMBIOTICS - The FAST test is part of the ACA Pilot Assessment Process: This Module takes approximately 15 minutes to complete.

You will be required to:

- Follow verbal and written instructions
- Monitor a cockpit view and flight path
- Fly a 'crash' course
- Answer cognitive questions. The types of cognitive questions you will be asked are:
- Numerical Reasoning
- Verbal Reasoning
- Abstract Reasoning
- Perceptual Speed and Accuracy
- Spatial Relationship Reasoning
- Working Memory

Investment in flying to become an airline pilot is a very expensive endeavour for those without financial assistance. It is also very competitive and unless you excel in the aptitude test, your dream may be a long way off. Therefore, unless you are selected by an airline that guarantees you a flying job, you have to think very carefully whether it is worth your time and money to pursue this profession privately.
 
Do we still need the black box?
Aviation - Air Crash Investigations
Written by Capt Lim   
Monday, 07 October 2013 12:23

Black box: Inside a flight data recorder

Hi Captain Lim,

With global satellite coverage why don't commercial aircraft constantly stream telemetry back to the manufacturer for every flight?

This would mean in the event of an accident there would be no risk that the data recorder would be lost (i.e. in the ocean) and would probably also mean that far more parameters could be sent back (due to the limited storage capacity of the black box).

The motorsport people have been beaming real-time telemetry back from cars for years, working in the technology industry I know that this is not beyond the realms of current possibility and it seems like such an obvious thing to do.

Thanks,

Robert
 
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