From: Hiram on 18 Jun 2008 10:36
On Jun 18, 3:07 pm, Conor <conor_tur...(a)hotmail.com> wrote:
> > Is driving a C1 the same as driving a C+E?
> Take the trailer off and the basics are. In fact, the only difference
> with the trailer on is remembering that the trailer cuts corners.
Nah I don't agree with that.
Reversing an articulated truck is much harder than a 7.5t - you have a
blind side on the artic you don't get on the 7.5t
From: Hiram on 18 Jun 2008 10:39
On Jun 18, 3:04 pm, Conor <conor_tur...(a)hotmail.com> wrote:
> Not as it used to be. May only be split into two now with the second
> period being no less than 30 minutes.
I've learnt something new today...
Didn't know that!
From: Brimstone on 18 Jun 2008 12:03
> On Jun 18, 2:24 pm, "Brimstone" <brimstone520-n...(a)yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
>>> Is driving a C1 the same as driving a C+E?
>> Each has their own challenges.
> Yes - but one challenge is harder than the other. Just like the
> difference between a Cessna and a 747. :)
Exactly so, but both a/c rely on the same basic priciples to operate. The
747 merely has more switches and button etc to operate and thus more to go
From: Eeyore on 18 Jun 2008 12:50
> Hiram says...
> > Now describe a DME approach when the ILS isn't working?
> Why? Anyone can find it on Google
I suggest you try doing that rather than make unsubstantiated quips. And
when those 'autopilots' aren't doing their thing how would you be able to
take over and do it yourself ?
How about even ONE example ?
From: Eeyore on 18 Jun 2008 12:55
> Eeyore says...
> > Conor wrote:
> > > Mike G says...
> > > >
> > > > I think you are being a little naive.
> > >
> > > Not at all. For a large part of my teenage years, I was extremely
> > > interested in flying, actually doing it and working on aircraft for
> > > real. Did Principles of Flight and Air Nav courses, got over 50 hours
> > > flying in including an hour on a twin jet and worked on Hawk trainer
> > > jets thanks to the Cadets. Been in aircraft virtually most contributors
> > > to this group will never get to see the inside of, even at air shows.
> > >
> > > > There's a helluva difference between flying a single prop light
> > > > aircraft and something like a 747. With or without autopilot.
> > > > Mike.
> > > >
> > > Basics are the same.
> > So why is there a
> > Multi Engine Rating ?
> > Instrument (instrument meterological conditions) Rating (IMC)
> > Instrument (instrument flight rules) Rating (IFR)
> > Commercial Pilot's License
> > Air Tranport Pilot's Licence
> > Type Rating (on aircraft)
> Because they've made it more complicated than it needs to be?
No, it's to stop clots like you jumping in one and killing several hundred
> And BTW, does not knowing prevent you from being able to fly?
Knowing what ? Well, if you can't start the engines you won't be going far for
sure ! And no, there isn't a 'starter button' in a big jet (unless Airbus just
fitted one - LOL).