Author: Pilot4Hire

Calculations take off and landing

In the previous article (aircraft performance) we dived into performance factors and performance limiting factors. Now we have to tie it all together by making a few calculations more in conjunction with runway lengths, states and surfaces. Some performance data sheets found in the POH give a clue how to calculate with these limiting factors. […]

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Aircraft performance

Air density The four forces acting on an airplane are trust, lift, drag and weight. All factors except weight are influenced by the surrounding air density. Air density is mainly directed by temperature and pressure, to be exact vapour pressure. Higher temperatures makes the air less dense (thinner) and at a lower temperature the air […]

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Staring in a promotion clip Gijs Nillissen

I was asked to appear on a promotion clip for a theatershow called ‘Geen paniek’ by a Dutch artist Gijs Nillissen. The story is about his fears, he is anxious about flying. If you understand Dutch…

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Airropad Checklist App

29 OCTOBER 2012, THE NETHERLANDS – After a building time of two weeks my first iPad app hit the Apple App Store. This application that I build is especially written for flight crew flying on a Pilatus PC-12/45, the largest single engine turbine prop plane in the world. This is another step towards a paperless […]

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FAA instrument rating

FAA instrument rating

MAY 2012, INFLIGHT – You never to old to learn and for sure this is applicable in aviation too. I went to the US to do my FAA IR, to become dual instrument rated. You almost can say that aviation is invented there. It’s is a lot easier to get assistance and people are more […]

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IFR training trip

IFR training trip

MARCH 2012, INFLIGHT – I was asked to come along on a ‘IFR training’ trip with a fellow Aero Club Twente member Alex. We departed from EDWN (Nordhorn) and picked up IFR clearance to fly to Paderborn (EDLP) IFR. It was a nice ride with a large portion flying on top. I always enjoy the […]

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Ferry flight TBM850

Ferry flight TBM850

05 FEBRUARY 2012, INFLIGHT – I was invited to come along on a ferry flight to pick up the privately owned TBM850. On the date of flight the winter weather conditions were nearly perfect. This was the first time that I took place on “a jump seat” and I enjoyed the ride. Finally time to look […]

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Annual proficiency flight, a good 2012 starter

Annual proficiency flight, a good 2012 starter

10 JANUARY 2012, INFLIGHT / GERMANY – After a brilliant hint of a aviation friend (flight school friend) of mine I decided to go to Germany to do my annual check ride MEP + ME-IR. The costs of this check flight were significant lower than if I had done this in The Netherlands, but that […]

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Newspaper article

Newspaper article

15 JULI 2011, HENGELO – Last week I had an interview with a regional newspaper (De Twentsche Courant Tubantia) in the Netherlands where I live. The story is all about my aeronautical passion, yes, flying. Journalist Wim Goorhuis crafted a nice article and it was printed in the Saturday edition in this newspaper. You can read the full […]

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Another IFR (self) training flight to EDDG

Another IFR (self) training flight to EDDG

10 JULI 2011, INFLIGHT – On this trip I took along for the first time my new camera the Rollei Action Cam 100 to record some cockpit (wide) shots. You can use this camera also outside the aircraft because it is water resistant to 100ft. I haven’t found a way to mount it though. In […]

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