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Old 05.05.2008, 15:50
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Re: Any pilots out there / in here?

Artan:

I suggest www.flightforum.ch for that kind of question.
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Old 06.05.2008, 20:13
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Re: Any pilots out there / in here?

I've decided to add my blurb to this thread even though I didn't have any stripes on my shoulders the last time I looked. I do however sell avionics and instruments for helos for my daytime job and also pass the other hours by being deputy editor for SkyNews.ch magazine which must mean that I can BS in all things aviation related. Any ex. Swiss military folk checking into this forum?
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Re: Any pilots out there / in here?

Finallly finished my differential training at FSB at Birrfeld (LSZF), and now I am able to rent and fly fly PA-28's (VFR) in Switzerland.
See http://www.birrfeld.ch/

My starting point was as Norwegian national PPL, that I first had to convert to a JAR-PPL (in Norway). This took about 3 months as I had to compete an exam in "Human Performance and Limitation" that was not compulsary when I took the PPL 10 years ago. Then the paperwork (also in Nroway) to convert my national to a JAR.

The club at Birrfeld is efficient and appear very well organised (as you would expect...) . I had an excellent instructor and it took about 4 hours total flighttime incl. an x-country flight and some pattern work before he signed me off. One flight slightly into the mountains, but weather excluded a longer flight across the alps. Will do this later, and definately not without an instructor... Flying between the mountains is definately different that flying above them!

I would recommend the FSB club to anyone who would like to do some flying in the Zurich area. Flying in Swiss is not cheap, but hey, most nice hobbies cost money.

Also if there are pilots out there that just want to get a flavor for the local flying, send me an email and I can elaborate a bit more....

Safe flying

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Old 09.07.2009, 14:07
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Hi there everyone, I was wondering since we use the CR-3 Jeppesen Computer,
Does Anyone know if there is a DVD or a Video explaining all the problems with it like the CRP-5 has a dvd with 2 hr of explaining different problems, like find the TAS, MACH Density and a lot more in details..
If you know anything regarding this i would really appreciate it a lot it will help me a lot on passing my G-NAV and of course some help also in Different Subjects


Thank You all..
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Old 10.07.2009, 17:12
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Re: Any pilots out there / in here?

Never been PIC here, how much is Hobbs/hour for a c-172 wet ?

..Three guys w.o. parachutes stand in a balloon-basket at 6000 feet. One jumps, starts flying. Second jumps after him, flies too, gently floats near the first one. Third guy jumps, crashes to the ground and dies. Says the first guy to the second, grinning, "Ok, so, it wasn't really nice not to tell him we're angels.."

Cheers, Mike
(I paid $36 wet in S.Florida in mid-eighties, the FBO purposely tried to generate tax losses)

Who remembers poem in the old 70's instruction manuals (written in 60's with the naive drawings) starts like this: "The God of Aerodynamics grants you the wish of flight...but only one error per flight. Those who make a second error receive the death penalty.."
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Re: Any pilots out there / in here?

Hello guys,

I have a question for all of you out there regarding the MCC course, i was looking to do my MCC in switzerland in a B200 and it would cost me from 6000 to 8300 CHF approximately. Does anyone has any other ideas where can i do it cheaper and is it better to do in a A320, B737 or B200 comparing all the 3 types the price is pretty much the same thing.

Your Answer will be appreciated.

Thanks a lot guys.
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Re: Any pilots out there / in here?

How about Oxford Air Training or i think as they call themselves now days, Oxford Aviation Academy in the uk, worth a look at. I worked there many years ago on the Helis teaching. They may be able to sort out accomodation for you thats cheap for the few days of the course.

http://www.oaa.com/pages/training_co...ooperation.php

Another is Atlantic Flight Training up near Coventry UK.

http://www.flyaft.com/pdf/course/MCC%20Course.pdf
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Hey Everyone,

It has been a while since the last i check in here. At the moment i keep on-flying a c-172 The Tribune de Geneve, those of you that fly in geneva aeroclub know what i am talking about. Any way I just wanted to see if there are new pilots out there in Geneva or Lausanne or place that pilot can hand out and of course meet friends and discuss our future jobs and may be go flying together.

Keep me posted if you like...

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Re: Any pilots out there / in here?

Hey guys,
I know it's an old thread but just wondering if anyone works for, or knows someone working for Lufthansa Systems in Zürich. I'm going for a job there and was looking for a few tips for the interview. Apparently there is a Navigation test involved (aeronautical chart specialist position) but they wouldn't give any other details on the content. I'm Aussy background so I thought there might be some random European terminology involved that would be sure to trip me up.
Thanks for the reply in advance!
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Old 11.07.2012, 21:39
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Hey guys,
I know it's an old thread but just wondering if anyone works for, or knows someone working for Lufthansa Systems in Zürich. I'm going for a job there and was looking for a few tips for the interview. Apparently there is a Navigation test involved (aeronautical chart specialist position) but they wouldn't give any other details on the content. I'm Aussy background so I thought there might be some random European terminology involved that would be sure to trip me up.
Thanks for the reply in advance!
Many of them are enthusiastic customers of BUCHairCENTER in Glattbrugg, and so not just stubborn professionals but real enthusiasts in the field of civil aviation. So that showing some a bit farther reaching interest in civil aviation may help you.

From what I can see, a well motivated bunch of people there, so that your new job (hopefully !) may be fun in a way, even if demanding

Good luck !

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Thanks for the reply much appreciated!

I'll let you know how I go
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I got the job!!
Thanks for the tips and for those who PM'd me. Much appreciated!
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Old 25.07.2012, 18:15
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Re: Any pilots out there / in here?

Just came across this thread. It's good to see the aviation community so strong here. I've been in the aerospace industry in one way or another, for most of my adult life.

All the posts got me thinking about the good old days and I thought that I would share one story regarding the "multi engine takes you to the scene of the crash" theory.

A couple of years ago, I was instructing at a large international flight school in Phoenix Az (Deer Valley Airport). While I was there, one of the students was up on a multi engine check ride in a piper twin with a FAA designee examiner. Partway through the ride, they were doing a simulated single engine non precision approach to runway 07R.

Anybody who has taken a MEI ride in the States knows how this goes; the student is under "simulated instrument conditions" i.e. a hood, or foggles that allow him to view only the panel, while the check pilot has an unobstructed view outside. At some high work load portion of the approach (procedure turn or step-down fix are favorites). The examiner will reach up and pull back the power on one engine to something approximating zero thrust, thus simulating an engine failure.

The student is expected to take the appropriate action, follow the checklist, safely control the aircraft blahblahblah.

In this particular case, during the approach a piston rod broke and blew a hole in the right engine block thus causing it to fail in an oil spewing manner that could probably be described as either catastrophic or maybe just terrifying.

The airplane landed safely, but the punchline to the story was that since all of the required tasks hadn't been accomplished at the time of the failure, the student wasn't passed, but instead had to come back on a later date and finish up the additional items in a different airplane...
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