Flyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1052 times:
I'll take a stab at it...
1: The main reason being the higher RPMs (and therefore greater horsepower) achieved by the engine and the more efficient delivery of this power to the air. This means better acceleration and reaching takeoff speed sooner.
2: True, my reasoning being that things like this just can't be made up.
Skyguy11 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1040 times:
1) Like the low gear on a bike, the prop spins faster at a lower blade angle and allows more of the engine power to be transformed into useful work at slower speeds. You also don't get that static RPM limitation, where the prop can't even get to its maximum RPM.
2) Ummmm yeah?
3) 15 sounds famaliar....
4) Forgetful pilots! Usually happens when something does not go as planned (i.e., 'make a short approach', pilot is distracted and forgets).
Here are some bonus ones :
Q5: C and D airspace become G or E after the tower closes. What two items determine if it becomes G or E?
Goboeing From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 2679 posts, RR: 14
Reply 6, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1026 times:
Q5: Weather reporting equipment, and ?instrument approaches?
Q6: I thought there was 3, I can think of D for "distant". These are things like NAVAIDs out of service, public airports etc. The FSS has access to them when they're valid.
L for "local" like taxiway closures, construction, braking action reports, and I think lighting if it doesn't affect the IAP criteria? FSS has these NOTAMs but FSSs from out of the area may not give them unless requested.
FDC for changes in regulations, like chart changes, TFRs, and changes to approach minimums. An FSS should have an FDC NOTAM if it's within 400NM of their station.
I would also like to add that tonight, I went on my first IFR flight from ASH to PVD and back in the 172 with my instructor, and it was AWESOME. We were above the overcast layer at 5000' and enjoying the moon and stars.
Jetguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 6 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 1005 times:
OK, I'll give it to you.
A1. You guys figured it out right off the bat.
A2. False - You've got to be kidding, a dirigible chase down a high-speed (for the era) aircraft. Yeah right.
A3. 15 kts it is.
A4. "And the #1 reason aircraft are landed gear up is..."
Amphibious aircraft making water landings. (Sorry guys, I couldn't help myself.)