Airplanes and other distractions
So you are a pilot?
Well it’s not exactly brain surgery, is it…
I’m going electric! Conversion to the Pipistrel VELIS Electro at the E-Flight Academy
I finally cut the knot, I’m going to do the conversion to electric flight. The endurance is puny, the price per hour is easily beaten, the base is double the distance of my usual home base and I have plenty of other stuff to do that is more important. But… It is too cool and […]
This is What Happens When You Use ChatGPT to Study for Your ATPL Exam
Did you know you can use ChatGPT to do your homework and write a blogpost about it? I just had an interesting conversation with ChatGPT about Mass and Balance for ATPL. Let’s hear what happened in the words of the Grand Chatmaster himself.
Case 4 – EASA ATPL General Navigation calculations between two “random” points: Find the triangle
If you want to calculate track and/or distance for an EASA General navigation exam question without using the classic great circle formulas and after all the other shortcuts have failed then you must find the triangle in the lines that connect the two coordinates.
Case 3 for GNAV two “random” points: When A and B are on the same latitude
Part 3 in the series about Calculating tracks and distances between two not so random points On the bottom of this post you can try your luck with two ATPL questions for this case. The plot thickens. You must have arrived here because the answer to the two previous questions is “no”. Case 1: Same […]
Case 2 for GNAV two “random” points: A and B are on the anti-meridian
If case 1 is not true then try this: Question 2:Are A and B on each other’s anti-meridian? Anti-meridians are two meridians exactly 180 degrees apart that connect a great circle around the globe. Example: A: 40N 120EB: 10N 060W
Case 1 for GNAV two “random” points: A and B are on the same meridian
So now that you know that these questions not random at all but specifically crafted for the ATPL exam-database it is time to show you the system. To start your analysis, ask yourself: Are A and B on the same meridian?
This site moves to Gutenberg from Divi
I’m renovating Long story short: The site is under construction and I’m not sure what works and what doesn’t. Exit Divi This site was originally built with the Divi page builder.Divi is great. It allows you to build a fully customised site with your own design for headers, footers, page columns, sidebars and whatever else […]
Divi-be-gone: Removing the shortcodes after switching to Gutenberg
After disabling Divi there are leftover shortcodes everywhere. It is a lot like the time when I decided to get rid of Avada.I can remove these manually but want to try if there is a script or free plugin that works. A code snippet I found a snippet on this page that looks like it […]
Hilversum Airport [EHHV] moving maps for traffic patterns and noise abatement
It is possible to have the circuits and the noise abatement procedures for EHHV Hilverum Airport on your Android device for free. The catch is that these maps are not the official airport charts and as such not approved for navigation. But they do help a lot to improve your situational awareness.
General Navigation for ATPL – Calculating tracks and distances between two random points: Introduction
In the ATPL exam you must calculate between points that may look like they are just two random positions on earth, but the truth is that they are not. These points have been carefully selected so that the problem can be solved without using the formulas for great circle track and distance.