31 May 2010

Diamond Aircrafts Grounded

After the incident, all diamond aircraft in APFT was grounded until further notice. For Batch 24, principal granted for 1 week of leave and by the time, aircraft should be release.

No sortie for diamond aicrafts


UPDATE 06/06/2010:

Today, I saw the aircraft was parked at the hangar. Everything still in one piece, just a few acceptable scratch for the force landing. Good job Capt Naing.

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P/S: All Diamond Aircraft (Except NRA) was released back by 6/6/2010 after investigation.

27 May 2010

Congratulations, Faiz Nasir (APAC 2361)



Congratulations to Faiz Nasir from Batch 23, for passing his 1st Solo Check at one attempt. Most importantly, he did land safely on his first Solo.Good job bro.

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Pesawat ringan mendarat cemas


KUALA TERENGGANU: Sebuah pesawat ringan jenis Diamond 40 yang dipandu seorang pelatih juruterbang bersama jurulatihnya mendarat cemas di Pantai Tok Jembal dekat sini hari ini selepas enjin pesawat itu mengalami masalah. Bagaimanapun dalam kejadian kira-kira 10.45 pagi itu, pelatih berkenaan, Shafiq Haizam Mohd Kamil, 19, dan jurulatihnya warga Myanmar Naing Myint Khine, 46, daripada Asia Pacific Flight Training di Kota Bharu, Kelantan tidak mengalami sebarang kecederaan.


Shafiq Haizam dari Nilai, Negeri Sembilan berkata beliau berlepas kira-kira jam 8.11 pagi untuk menjalani rutin latihan biasa penerbangan dari Kota Bharu ke Lapangan Terbang Sultan Mahmud (LTSM), Kuala Terengganu. "Sampai di LTSM, kami berpatah balik ke Kota Bharu dan ketika berada di ketinggian kira-kira 3,000 meter dari paras laut di kawasan Batu Rakit, enjin pesawat tiba-tiba mati.


"Saya cuba menghidupkan semula enjin pesawat berkenaan namun gagal menyebabkan penerbangan itu diambil alih oleh jurulatih sebelum kami mendarat cemas di kawasan Pantai Tok Jembal," katanya ketika ditemui pemberita di Hospital Sultanah Nur Zahirah (HSNZ) di sini. Shafiq sudah menjalani kursus penerbangan selama setahun setengah dan masih tinggal enam bulan lagi sebelum menamatkan pengajian itu, melahirkan rasa bersyukur kerana tidak mengalami sebarangan kecederaan dalam kejadian itu.


http://www.hmetro.com.my/myMetro/articles/Pesawatringanmendaratcemas/Article


The most right is Capt Naing, one of the best instructor who managed to land the aircraft nicely and safe.


Exclusive R44 Taking Off from WMKC to the scene







Buletin Utama -TV3

26 May 2010

Circuit 4 (CCT4)

Total Hours : 11:45

Aircraft : DA40 Registration 9M-NRH

Instructor : Capt Nay (APAC 21)

I was quite worried my sortie will be cancel today because its has been raining since 12AM till 6AM in the morning. Woke up early at 5.30AM to catch 6.30AM bus.

still dark


I had "Nasi goreng cina" at the cafe as my breakfirst.Today I did was Circuit 4.Suppose I've done yesterday, but due to ECU fails, the sortie was cancelled as the aircraft is not safe to fly.

Safely arrived at APFT hangar 10mins after departed from Crew Residence.When I looked to the north, there was a quite huge dark cloud approaching. Cant really predict whether its CB or not. However, to the South, everything was fine. xP


Quite a strong wind huh...


As usual, flying cadet are required to attend the morning briefing which held around 7.30AM. From this briefing, we know about METAR,Aircraft remaining hours,time check as well as air safety records.


What is METAR?


Basically, from my knowledge, METAR stands for METEOROLOGICAL ACTUAL REPORT. This report indicate the weather at that time stated. Pilots need this information before every flight as they might have to change the flight plan due to weather.


Ex:ss


LBBG 041600Z 12003MPS 310V290 1400 R04/P1500N R22/P1500U +SN BKN022 OVC050 M04/M07 Q1020 NOSIG 9949//91=


To Decode, please click here


After the morning briefing, I went to the aircraft with Registration 9M-NRH. Did the preflight check and everything until fuel draining.


* Usually cadet will drain the fuel in the first flight to make sure that the fuel is free from water contamination*


So, I started with Left wing first, and then center.Everything was normal until drained from Right wing. When I tried to drain for the first attempt, the fuel didnt come out. Second time, still same. Third time I tried, the fuel came out but once I removed the drainer, the fuel keep running..What..? So I immedeatly placed the "FOD" basket underneath the wing and called up one of the maintenance officer. He went and checked, he turn something to make it stop. He told me that it is normal because the valve may be stuck.So next time he advised me, if this happen, just turn the thing until it stop. Learned a new lesson today!


After everythings done. Now wait for the Capt to come. xP


Shorten the story, Capt sat inside the aircraft I did everything as per checklist and he called RT to Ground


Capt : Ground APAC 21, request circuit availability sir.


No reply for more than 10secs


Capt : Ground APAC 21 how do you read me?


No reply


Switch ground to COM 2


Capt: Ground APAC 21, how do you read?


No reply.


Then Capt Nay asked me to call the ground.


ME : Ground APAC 21 good morning


Ground : 21, go ahead.


Capt:  (He pushed my transmitter and transmit)


No reply.


I then suspect something is wrong with his headset. Then I looked back at the COM port, it was placed on the 3rd.


Another lesson for me today.


Check and verify your COM position as well as Captain.


Then everything was per normal.


Did 4touch and go and land on the 5th one.


Right after engine stopped,Capt Nay said


Capt : ARNI, you go to flight ops, tell them you want to fly CCT5 with APAC 17 or 19.


ME : Solo check sir?


Capt; Yes..


ME : (smiling) OK sir..Thank you


We debrief  (Ashraf,Afifi and I) right after Afifi landed around 12.30PM.



25 May 2010

Circuit 4 (ECU Fails)

"PAN PAN PAN PAN PAN PAN"

This radio transmission indicate that an aircraft require urgency assistance. It is not to be confuse by "MAYDAY" calls. Pan call are are one step below than Mayday call.

My sortie was scheduled at 11AM.I'm the first person to fly among my batchmate with Capt Nay. However, the aircraft 9M-NRB was used by batch 19 for Navigation from 8AM to 11AM.

So, after waited for almost 3 hours, NRB landed safely at WMKC. However, I saw the student called one of the maintenance even the engine still running. So, I approached the student and asked any snags on the aircraft?He said Yes. ECU B failed.

(I try to simulate in the Flight Simulator)


Then the maintenance guy brought his laptop and went inside the aircraft and test everything. From outside, I knew he push the throttle to Full power during testing. So after few times testing, I approached the maintenance guy and he said he cannot release the aircraft by today..Kui kui kui..So my sortie and other two of my batchmate was canceled. Remember, safety first.

Just a little knowledge that I've got today and I want to share here.

ECU A= Primary

ECU B = Seconday

In case ECU A fails, pilot can switch to ECU B for backup and can last for 30mins.

If ECU B fails, means no backup.

Both case, we have to LAND ASAP.

In checklist also, if we cannot reset the ECU fails msg, LAND ASAP.

So, my sortie and others was brought foward to tomorrow morning at 8AM. =p

Hehe..

Any questions?

24 May 2010

Circuit 3 (CCT3)

Total Hours : 11:00

Aircraft : DA40 Registration 9M-NRE

Instructor : Capt Nay (APAC 21)

Nothing different for this circuit 3. I just practiced the normal circuit quite a few time, around 5 touch and go. But something funny happened during this sortie. I will let you know after this.



My sortie was scheduled at 8AM.. I did the pre-flight checked after the aircraft has been cleared by engineer.Fuel drain is to be made during the first sortie to ensure there is no water contamination in fuel.

Circuit was empty in the early morning (best!!).

So, I did the RT for startup as well as taxi. Now Capt Nay expect me to do everything.Just to prepare me for solo I think. We safely airbone after AirAsia landed. What I didnt expect is the Sun Glare effect is quite great affecting my eyes to look inside the aircraft as well as outside. Kota Bharu runway divided into two, Runway 10 and Runway 28. Sunrise is around 90' while WMKC runway is 100' degrees. But not for long, 500' turn right for downwind, everything seems to be fine. However, after turning for final, haha, again, sun glare.. xP

So guys who are flying, next time, have your sunglasses on.Not necessarily Ray Ban laa :p

After the 1st touch & go, Capt Nay asked me

Capt Nay: Have I show you glide and Flapless?

ME: Yes Sir you did. But EFATO not yet?

Capt Nay: (Simultaneously) Power IDLE, RT : Tower APAC 21 Fan Stop

ME : . . . .

Capt Nay : So this is EFATO, Select ASI 70kts, EMERG fuel valve off, engine master off,Select your landing site.

On Final Flaps LDG ELEC master Off.

ME : In this case which area is the most suitable sir?

Capt Nay: (pointing over a river), But we are too low we can reach there. Just select nearby like an empty field.

ME : Roger.

Capt Nay: APAC 21 Climbing Away

So, I proceed with my downwind check.

After 4 touch and go, request downwind to Land. Safely touched down and taxi back during dispersal. But somehow, I dont know where a cat come from crossing the taxiway to APFT dispersal area.

ME : Sir,  Traffic 12oclock.

Capt Nay : Where?

ME : A cat crossing sir.

Capt Nay: HAHAHA..Never mind lah..wait until he cross.

ME : OK sir.

huhu..first time he laughed after I've flown for 5times. xP

That's it for CCT 3.

Happy landing guys.

22 May 2010

Plane crashes in India, 160 people feared dead

NEW DELHI – As many as 160 people were feared dead after an Air India plane arriving from Dubai crashed Saturday as it overshot a runway while trying to land in southern India.

Television images showed dense black smoke billowing from the aircraft surrounded by flames just outside the Mangalore city airport in a hilly area with thick grass and trees.

Firefighters sprayed water on the plane as rescue workers struggled to find survivors. One firefighter ran up a hill with an injured child in his arms.

Officials in the state of Karnataka said of the 169 people believed on board, only six or seven might have survived.

"This is a major calamity," Karnataka Home Minister V.S. Acharya told CNN-IBN TV.

The aircraft overshot the runway, hit a fence and went beyond the boundary wall of the airport, according to the Press Trust of India.

The crash could be the deadliest in India since the November 1996 midair collision between a Saudi airliner and a Kazakh cargo plane near New Delhi that killed 349 people.

The airport's location, on a plateau surrounded by hills, made it difficult for the firefighters to reach the scene Saturday, officials said.

Pre-monsoon rains over the past two days caused low visibility in the area, officials said.

Mangalore airport is about 19 miles (30 kilometers) away from Mangalore city.

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AP

http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20100522/ap_on_re_as/as_india_plane

Circuit 2 (CCT 2)

Total Hours : 10:15

Aircraft : DA40 Registration 9M-NRE

Instructor : Capt Nay (APAC 21)

How do I begin this time?Hurm..Let me congratulate myself for landing right at centreline and Capt Nay satisfied with my landing.

My sortie was scheduled at 3PM with Capt Nay. I was the last person among three.

My callsign "MN"



As usual, while waiting for my turn










PA-28







After I've done the preflight check and ready inside the aircraft.Capt Nay approach got inside and ask me to do the checklist. But hey, my headset cover went off..Huhu..

ME : sir, can I change my headset with my Anas?

Capt: Why?

ME: This one went off sir (pointing the ear cover)

Capt: Haiyaaa..You act like kid laaaa..give me..

ME: . . . .

Capt: See..not even 1 minute...

ME: Thank you sir, I didnt know that =P


This time quite different, he remained silent all the time..Even I did the RT and everything.Usually he did, but this time, he's watching me..Huhu..After established contact with Kota Bharu Ground, request startup for circuit and landing. Ground replied saying that advised 3 traffic (circuit is full) and 3 aircraft coming back for rejoin..So just standby...After 15mins...Call again for status..Again..Ground will advised..

So..

Waiting game begin..I sat inside and watching 2 A320 Air Asia taking off and land (Different time)....MAS 1 and Firefly 1.. You dont want to know how long I did hold on ground..almost 2hours.

After got clearance for taxi.My leg shaking to hold the toe brake..haha..seriously man..Did all the procedure and safely airbone around 5PM.Circuit 2, also practiced the normal circuit. For flapless and glide, it was only demo by the instructor..I'm quite happy with my aiming point and centreline..But, the only thing, maybe I roundout and power idle immedeatly making the aircraft sink and touches down (hard landing), but not so hard la..I said it was hard because I made comparison with Capt Nay landing..huhu..

We did almost 6touch and go because no traffic at that time in circuit..I'm all alone..No holding..  xP.

Safely touched down around 6PM..huhu...almost dusk.

19 May 2010

Heli RC

I never thought of playing a RC heli can be fun until I tried myself..Huhu..Actually, the Heli was bought by my batch leader around RM3xx. He said he can "fly" about 10-15mins while to re-charge the battery takes around 4hours..Haha xP



Thinking to get myself one xP

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18 May 2010

Debu Iceland: 10,000 penumpang terkandas di Eropah

LONDON: Debu akibat letusan gunung berapi Eyjafjoell di Iceland yang kembali memenuhi ruang udara menyebabkan lebih 10,000 penumpang terkandas apabila kebanyakan lapangan utama di Eropah menutup operasi.

Di Belanda, lebih 500 penerbangan masuk dan keluar dari lapangan terbang Schiphol, Amsterdam dibatalkan selepas lapangan terbang itu ditutup lebih tujuh jam.

Di lapangan terbang Heathrow di London, lapangan terbang paling sibuk di Eropah dan juga lapangan terbang London Gatwick, juga menyaksikan kebanyakan penerbangan ditangguh atau dibatalkan terus selepas ditutup lebih enam jam.

Syarikat penerbangan British Airways, KLM (Belanda) dan Ryanair, syarikat penerbangan tambang murah Ireland, dikatakan kecewa dengan peraturan penerbangan yang amat ketat.

Mereka dilaporkan mengkritik peraturan berkenaan yang dianggap amat keterlaluan.

Kira-kira 1,000 penerbangan di Eropah dibatalkan semalam, kata Eurocontrol, agensi yang menyelaras trafik udara di Eropah. - AFP

http://www.bharian.com.my/bharian/articles/DebuIceland_10_000penumpangterkandasdiEropah/Article

Untung bersih suku pertama MAS RM310j

PENERBANGAN Malaysia (MAS) memulakan 2010 dengan cemerlang apabila mencatat keuntungan bersih RM310 juta bagi suku pertama tahun kewangan berakhir 31 Mac lalu, meningkat lebih RM1 bilion bagi tempoh sama, tahun lalu.

Tahun lalu, syarikat penerbangan kebangsaan itu mencatat kerugian kira-kira RM710 juta.

Pengarah Urusan dan Ketua Pegawai Eksekutifnya, Datuk Tengku Azmil Zahruddin (gambar), berkata pihaknya turut mencatat keuntungan operasi RM290 juta, meningkat RM431 juta berbanding suku pertama 2009.

“Antara faktor menyumbang kepada peningkatan ini berikutan ganti rugi yang diterima kerana kelewatan penghantaran pesawat A380 yang ditempah,” katanya pada sidang media mengumumkan prestasi suku pertama tahun kewangan 2010 di Kelana Jaya, semalam.

Beliau berkata, perolehan syarikat turut mencatat peningkatan 21 peratus kepada RM3.3 bilion berbanding RM2.7 bilion tahun lalu.

“Peningkatan turut dicatat membabitkan trafik MAS yang merekod pertumbuhan 29 peratus, jauh melebihi pertumbuhan trafik bagi rantau Asia Pasifik sebanyak 12 peratus seperti dilaporkan Persatuan Penerbangan Asia Pasifik (AAPA),” katanya.

http://www.hmetro.com.my/myMetro/articles/UntungbersihsukupertamaMASRM310j/Article

16 May 2010

Circuit 1 (CCT 1)

Total Hours : 09:30

Aircraft : DA40 Registration 9M-NRE

Instructor : Capt Nay (APAC 21)

Today was my third time flown with Capt Nay (APAC 21). 3 slots were allocated for Batch 24, and I'm the last guy. First guy was Anas followed by Asyraf. They were doing Circuit 3 while I did Circuit 1.

Capt Nay asked Asyraf to do the briefing about Circuit 1, hehe



Basically, for circuit, normally, introduction to normal circuit. However, Capt Nay showed me also flapless and also glide circuit. It's totally different in terms of speed, height and bank angle compared to Normal Circuit.

Alright, what I did in normal circuit is, more or less is the same like rejoining the circuit from training area.



The only difference is, right after takeoff, 500' right turn with 10'-15' Angle of Bank climb and maintain 1000feet and rollout to heading 280'. If going to training area, turn right, climb and maintain 1000' about heading 140.

Reason why we turn to heading 280' is because of the Downwind position. In Kota Bharu, we have runway 10 and runway 28. Basically, its written as 10 but actually is not ten, its 100 in degrees. Similarly to 28, its not twenty eight, its 280 in degrees.

So, the procedures is simple, once airbone, 500' right turn 15' AoB and rollout at 280'. Once the leading edge crossed the RWY 28 threshold, call RT for Downwind and (intention) touch and go or to land.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Runway

For the first timer like me (Circuit 1), Capt will normally show the reference point and the technique before letting the cadet do so. After tower clear you for the approach (continue approach report final), you will proceed with Downwind check, Check speed, Flaps T/O nose down trim down.After 3wing chord, power cut to 10% and turn for base and finally to turn Final,.

Normally, in circuit phase, cadet will request for touch and go and join downwind again. Unless, he want to land. Once the main landing gear and nose gear touches the runway, flaps set to T/O and full power, maintain centreline and rotate again..

In addition, Capt Nay demo me flapless and glide circuit, before we land




Here I attached a photo of flying instructors which I've flown with before.




From LEFT : Capt Nay, Capt Myo, Capt Jamal (ground instructor) , Capt Naing

(Picture taken from one of APFT AFI Facebook.)

That's it.

NOTE : Speed and power setting is based on Diamond-40 aircraft

All pictures here including circuit diagram are for educational purposes. Please do let me know if you have any objection.

13 May 2010

Boy, 8, survives as 103 killed in Libya plane crash



(http://www.tdbimg.com)


TRIPOLI (AFP) - – A Libyan airliner arriving from South Africa disintegrated on landing at Tripoli airport Wednesday, killing 103 people but leaving an eight-year-old boy as the sole miracle survivor, officials said.

Libyan Transport Minister Mohammed Ali Zidan said the dead included nationals of nine countries but that a full 61 came from the Netherlands, which ordered flags on government buildings flown at half-mast as a mark of respect.

Zidan said the boy who survived was also Dutch but the foreign ministry in The Hague was unable to confirm his nationality definitively.

Dutch child plane crash survivor has precedent

Some nine hours after the 6 am (0400 GMT) crash, the child underwent surgery at a Tripoli hospital where medical staff said his condition was not life-threatening.

"The boy suffered broken legs and was injured in the head," a hospital official told reporters after the child came out of the operating theatre.

Dutch broadcaster NOS, which interrupted normal programming to follow the crash developments, showed footage of the survivor with facial bruises in his hospital bed.

The Dutch daily Telegraaf said the child had been travelling with his parents and an 11-year-old sibling.

EU parliament president Jerzy Buzek described the boy's survival as "truly a miracle."

Last June, a 12-year-old girl was the sole survivor of a Yemeni plane crash off the Comoros.

The Libyan transport minister said the rest of the dead included two Germans as well as passengers from Britain, France, Finland, the Philippines, South Africa and Zimbabwe, although he could not give a breakdown of their numbers.

He said the 11-strong crew were all Libyan.

In London, the Foreign Office confirmed that at least one Briton had been on board the fated flight, while in Dublin, Foreign Minister Micheal Martin said an Irishwoman was among the dead. It was unclear if she was a dual national.

The South African Press Agency reported that four nationals were killed. They included the brother of opposition Democratic Alliance member of parliament Anchen Dreyer, the party said.

Zidan said an inquiry was under way into what caused the Afriqiyah Airways Airbus A330 to break up massively as it was landing, but he ruled out terrorism.

He said that both black boxes had been recovered and that four investigators from Airbus and three from France were on their way to Tripoli to join the inquiry.

Witnesses spoke of the aircraft inexplicably breaking up as it came in to land in clear weather.

"It exploded on landing and totally disintegrated," one security official told AFP, speaking on condition of anonymity. Another official said the plane had burst into flames just before landing.

Libyan television showed teams of emergency workers wearing face masks sifting through the wreckage, which was scattered in a wide arc across the landing area.

Dutch Foreign Minister Maxime Verhagen said it was just possible that fewer than 61 nationals died as that figure was based on booking lists provided by travel agencies not on a manifest of those who actually boarded.

A plane with Dutch forensic experts and consular staff would depart for Tripoli on Wednesday night to help identify the dead and provide support on the ground, Verhagen added.

Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende reacted with "shock" to the loss of life while Queen Beatrix's press office said she was "horrified."

The Libyan transport minister said that the crash plane was new and had only been acquired by the airline last September.

He said it had received its last mechanical check from German airline Lufthansa in Milan on March 5 and had since flown only 1,586 hours.

Wednesday's crash was the deadliest air accident in Libya since December 22, 1992 when a Libyan Arab Airlines plane crashed near Tripoli airport killing 157 people.

Recent deadly plane accidents

Twenty-two people were killed in an oil company plane crash in January 2000.

In other major accidents, 79 people were killed when a Korean Air plane crashed in Tripoli in July 1989. And 59 people died in a Balkan Bulgarian Airlines crash near Benghazi in December 1977.

Afriqiyah started operations with five leased aircraft and signed a contract with Airbus at an exhibition in Paris in 2007 for the purchase of 11 new planes.

It was founded in April 2001 and at first fully owned by the Libyan state. The companys capital was later divided into shares to be managed by the Libya-Africa Investment Portfolio.

http://malaysia.news.yahoo.com/afp/20100512/twl-libya-aviation-crash-4bdc673.html


11 May 2010

Malaysia Airlines Cadet Pilot -Update

I called MAS HR today and asked about the current status. PN Mahizun, HR officer in charged told me that for those who already in flying school, MAS will put aside the application for direct intake next year. She didnt mention the exact date but it is next year..Hehe..Just nice..Expecting to graduate in next year maybe =p.

So, for those who got called from MAS, wish you guys all the best. For those who already in flying school, wait and pray for the next year direct intake =}

06 May 2010

Assignments?

Huh...Luckily, I managed to complete all 3 assignments that need to be submitted by tomorrow in 1 night =p. aiyar!


Credit to saifullah

05 May 2010

Circuit and Landing -(CCT1) -REV

My sortie for today was scheduled at 3PM with APAC 17 (CAPT Myo). I took 11AM bus.Because, flyers on the afternoon is not required to attend the morning briefing.



Suppose, the next student will be Feizel, but he's still on leave, so I decided to offer to Afifi as he never flown after 6months. Actually, I'm the first guy and Afifi next, but due to traffic, Capt Myo decided to take Afifi first as they went to Bachok training area for Stall 2. They safely airbone around 2.30PM and landed around 3.45PM.

I approached Capt Myo as he got off from the aircraft, he said, OK, turn the aircraft and go. =p

So, I did all the RT.

ME : Kota Bharu Ground, APAC 17 Good Afternoon

GND: Afternoon, Go ahead

ME : Request startup for Circuit and landing, POB 02,endurance 3hrs in Niner Mike November Romeo Charlie with Information LIMA.

GND : 17, Circuit is not available, change ur intention to Uban?

ME: . . . . . . .??

Capt MYO : Roger, change to Uban T/A. 17

Capt Myo : (Internal transmission) so we go to Uban ah..Cannot do circuit and landing here..We simulate there OK? (what he meant is approach config stall)

ME : OK sir. =|

As usual, after request taxi and clearance from tower, I went and lined up at Runway 10..Safely airbone and went to Uban.Basically, what I did today was revision.Climbing and Descending, Medium Turn, Stall 1 and 2..Huhu...macam test je weh..combine semua skali?

Thats it..Time clocked almost 1HR 15Mins...

After almost time, request rejoin back to land...Amazingly, no traffic at that time for circuit and landing..ai yeah...Capt Myo said to me, never mind, next time I show you..However, we rejoin via Early downwind position and a little bit introduction to Circuit, Spacing, Wing tip over RWY centreline, Heading 280 and speed.

So I hope I have sortie on Thursday as my sortie on tomorrow taken by Zamir as he will be check for Solo (Solo Check).

Goodluck ~



That's all for today. =}

Fly safe guys!

04 May 2010

Stall 2

Its almost 1 month since my last sortie (Stall 1). I took the earliest bus which is 6.45AM to hangar because my sortie was scheduled at 10AM.So, for those who flying in the morning, they should attend the morning briefing. They will be brief about METAR and TAF, NOTAM (if any) and recall emergency procedures as well as time check.


Firefly touched down


So for today, I did Stall 2 exercise with Capt Nay (APAC 21) while my batchmate completed circuit 4. I flew after him. Basically, the difference between Stall 1 and 2 is,  stall 2 is focused on Approach Config, which means,  flaps set to T/O during downwind and to LDG during final, it is assumed that we forgot to increase the power and pitch-up to maintain attitude (Simulated too high approach). When Stall warning comes out, the recovery actions are SIMULTANEOUSLY, advance throttle to full power, right rudder and select flaps to T/O, 65kts Ease of dive and clim back to climb attitude. After that, carry out after T/O profile. That's it.


The aircraft that I flew today. =} Foxtrot



Taxi back to dispersal


We had our de-brief almost two hours. Zamir and I were questioned again about the procedures; EFATO drill and MAYDAY call...and also complete "mental flying"..


OK..thats all for today, tomorrow, circuit 1 with APAC 17 =P

APAC 2451

Congratulations to my batch leader, Muhammad Ihsan B Capt Za'ba. The first solo guy in our batch.Previously, using APAC 18S for the very first solo and changed to APAC 2451 after safely landed..


And, it is an honored to me as I'm the only one in my batch who took pictures and videos before and after his first solo flight.


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Startup







Taxi & Take-off







Taxi back to dispersal (After Landing)






03 May 2010

MAS tambah 5 penerbangan ke Ho Chi Minh

PENERBANGAN Malaysia (MAS) menambah lima lagi penerbangan ke Ho Chi Minh City, bandar raya terbesar di Vietnam, menjadikan jumlahnya 19 penerbangan tanpa henti seminggu.

Pengurus Besar Kanan (Jaringan Penerbangan dan Pengurusan Hasil) MAS, Dr Amin Khan berkata, penambahan itu berikutan permintaan tinggi.
“Kapasiti penumpang menunjukkan peningkatan dengan purata 75 peratus,” katanya dalam satu kenyataan di Kuala Lumpur, semalam.
Katanya, kekerapan penerbangan itu akan memberi pilihan kepada pelanggan bagi memenuhi keperluan rancangan penerbangan mereka.

http://www.hmetro.com.my/myMetro/articles/MAStambah5penerbangankeHoChiMinh/Article

Rezolles, Standby!

"Rezolles, Esok kau standby kat hangar.."- I went to hangar as instructed by my Batch Leader.. For today's sorties, there are 4 slots for Batch 24. First sortie was Ari, followed by Irfa'an, Zamir and lastly Saifullah. The first sorties was scheduled on 12.30PM in 9M-NRF.

Ari and I went to hangar by taking 7.45AM bus while the rest took 11AM bus. I'm not sure why I took the 7.45AM bus, maybe because I'm in "standby" mode...huhu..

Shorten the story, just before parade, around 12PM, 9M-NRF touched down and taxied to dispersal. Ari immediately did the pre-flight check and found out the engine oil is not sufficient. So I helped him asked the maintenance officer to refill. After pre-flight check was completed, he informed Capt Nay (21) as the aicraft was ready.

But then somehow, after a while, they've started the engine and they off the engine back and Ari's signal "cut throat"  to me while the rest of us were parade..After done several check with the maintenance, he then got back inside then started the engine (reason he told, he's headset is not working)..Again, engine were shut down. I approached and asked what happened? He said flaps is not working? Again, maintenance guy come and did checks, just a small problem due to the switch...Flaps is now working..Huhu..Started the engine for the 3rd time...Yeah, Capt Nay seems not so happy with it.

Then he took of safely.

As for me, I've got nothing to do.Yeah, I've went through the Student Study Guide book in the morning and now do nothing..Just watched aircrafts taking off and landing. Captured few pictures when I'm bored =p

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So, tomorrow morning will be my sortie with Capt Nay (my second time flew with him).

Will update later..~~