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    (Original post by ProStacker)
    I don't need to prove it happened. Barrel rolls in wide bodied jets not designed for it pretty much defy the laws of physics and certainly go outside the design of the airframe. If you knew anything about such things you would know of the legend of the Dash-80 barrel roll and how utterly laughable your claim is. Please - save your tales for those who might believe you. Your credibility on anything aviation will only sink lower if you persist. 'Through a redwood forest' only makes it better BTW!
    Not sure what you guys are bickering over, but I'm guessing you're talking about a "jumbo jet" doign a barrel roll?

    If so there's actually footage on youtube of it happening.
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    (Original post by TheDizzeeKid)
    Sorry...I was just repeating what I've heard.
    This other guys a jerk, you're right. You only need the A-levels for the BA scheme, however if not all BA pilots atm went through the scheme to get their job.. DUH

    Don't listen to him.
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    *Technically* there's no reason why *any* aircraft couldn't do a barrel roll if it had a powerful enough engine. It's a 1g manoeuvre, and if performed correctly the combined rolling/ pulling g shouldn't overstress the aircraft.

    The reality is that the flight dynamics of all aircraft are different and taking into account the highly swept and narrow wing profile of the 747 and the thrust to weight ratio (when the aircraft is empty) it would probably only be possible to do a very high speed and large diameter barrel without over-speeding or loading too much g.
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    (Original post by Schleigg)
    *Technically* there's no reason why *any* aircraft couldn't do a barrel roll if it had a powerful enough engine. It's a 1g manoeuvre, and if performed correctly the combined rolling/ pulling g shouldn't overstress the aircraft.
    I was waiting for you to come along with this Scheigg, but I'm disappointed that you didn't expand it into the the potential for rudder stall - obviously not enough hours spent over the GAFA recently!
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    (Original post by bestofyou)
    Don't be ridiculous. Such a maneuver is practically impossible on flight sim. No, this was a real maneuver performed in a real plane, by a real pilot in real life. You cannot prove this did not happen, so if you must agrue this point further I'd like to see a little more evidence. Jealousy gets you no-where...
    Trying to work out if a troll or a schizophrenic who needs to make up lies.
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    (Original post by TheCurlyHairedDude)
    This other guys a jerk, you're right. You only need the A-levels for the BA scheme, however if not all BA pilots atm went through the scheme to get their job.. DUH

    Don't listen to him.
    I wish I could reply to this, but I can't even work out what your second sentence says, could you rewrite this in English?
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    (Original post by threeportdrift)
    I was waiting for you to come along with this Scheigg, but I'm disappointed that you didn't expand it into the the potential for rudder stall - obviously not enough hours spent over the GAFA recently!
    You're right I suppose, everyone here is so amazingly well educated (especially compared to me) that I should have delved into the finer points of flight dynamics, but then we'd be like PPRuNe!

    WRT your previous Q: I'm on Det so sadly I've no idea what's going on at home, sorry! Lots of time to debunk bolleaux myths on TSR though!
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    (Original post by Schleigg)
    I'm on Det so sadly I've no idea what's going on at home, sorry! Lots of time to debunk bolleaux myths on TSR though!
    Enjoy. Hope it's not too hot and within range of some Brandy Sours.
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    (Original post by Noble.)
    I wish I could reply to this, but I can't even work out what your second sentence says, could you rewrite this in English?
    Sorry I was tired.

    I don't know how the hell I wrote that and thought it was correct.

    To be on the BA scheme you need A-levels, but not all BA pilots got their job VIA the scheme, so yes there is pilots @ BA which don't have A-levels. I'm agrreeing with you
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    (Original post by TheCurlyHairedDude)
    Sorry I was tired.

    I don't know how the hell I wrote that and thought it was correct.

    To be on the BA scheme you need A-levels, but not all BA pilots got their job VIA the scheme, so yes there is pilots @ BA which don't have A-levels. I'm agrreeing with you
    Fair enough, reading back, I did come across as a bit abrupt.
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    (Original post by _vilaseca_)
    Yeah, coz everyone can spend hundreds of pounds every weekend going flying. A lot of pilots had no experience when they started training. Get real.
    Listen, flying is my passion. I'm ****ing broke because of it, but I don't care. If you're not willing to invest the field isn't for you.
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    (Original post by TheCurlyHairedDude)
    Listen, flying is my passion. I'm ****ing broke because of it, but I don't care. If you're not willing to invest the field isn't for you.
    As he pointed out, not everyone has a mummy and daddy who can pay £200 a week for lessons.
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    You can go to Oxford aviationschool in order to get your Commercial Pilots Licence. Thats going to set you back at least £80000
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    (Original post by _vilaseca_)
    People cant invest coz they dont have the money in the first place is the point im making. Besides, you dont have to spend money to go on trial flights, i got plenty of free flights in air cadets.
    I was in the air cadets too. And technically it's not free seeing as you have to pay subs for air cadets.
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    I'd like to point out that unless you do a flying scholarship, going up in a Tutor when in the cadet (Air Experience Flying) doesn't count for squat. It's about as much use as going for a ride in the car and the driver letting you change the gears.
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    (Original post by Love4All)
    Hello everyone, I have a question for you all. I am just wondering what you need to become a pilot in the big industry (flying Boeing 747's for a large scale airline). Some people tell me all you need is hours and experience on smaller scale planes and then work your way up. While other people tell me that these days you need an engineering or physics degree first in order to fly the big ones.
    I also need to know know how difficult is it to become a pilot and how long is the course for? Can somebody clear up these questions for me.

    Thank you




    I hope am posting this into the right forum.
    Hi,
    You don't really need a degree at all. I finished school with an "E" in maths, french, and the only above C I got was a C in science.

    I completed my Private Pilots Licence in america as usually it's cheaper than the UK.
    For example it costs around £30,000 in the USA compared to the "special intergrated" courses such as Oxford Aviation Academny of £100,000

    You can do Modular which is like driving lessons, you just build up the hours when you want and with whoever you want at your own pace and it's a heck of alot cheaper than Oxford.

    You'd become a more Rounded person if you took your time and took it in.

    You can definitly do it without a Degree but make sure you have a job to fall back on because the industry is a bit bad at the moment.

    So I've finished my private which is around 40 hours of flying.

    Then I need to just fly around for 190 hours building time up, that can be done at anytime too and at any school. But you will need to do the CPL or ATP exam, or ATPL in the UK.
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    The USA is a possibility for training however aren't the FAA changing rules about JAA instructing in the states? Not too sure at the moment.

    Totally agree with Flyingaround. Even though I wanted to join FTE Jerez this year, I'm not sure if I will but i'm still not decided yet. These FTOs make shed loads of money from 18y/o kids who have secured loans under their parents house. Having a fall back is crucial as the aviation industry is volatile.

    Also be careful of PPRuNe as there is a lot of negativity there..usually from trainees who've done their training and now are sitting on their backsides doing fook all and moaning how this industry ruined their life blah blah blah blah....
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    (Original post by Brap4k22DivideBy2)
    The USA is a possibility for training however aren't the FAA changing rules about JAA instructing in the states? Not too sure at the moment.

    Totally agree with Flyingaround. Even though I wanted to join FTE Jerez this year, I'm not sure if I will but i'm still not decided yet. These FTOs make shed loads of money from 18y/o kids who have secured loans under their parents house. Having a fall back is crucial as the aviation industry is volatile.

    Also be careful of PPRuNe as there is a lot of negativity there..usually from trainees who've done their training and now are sitting on their backsides doing fook all and moaning how this industry ruined their life blah blah blah blah....
    That's true, pprune does depress me. so does the op not replying lol
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    (Original post by Flyingaround)
    That's true, pprune does depress me. so does the op not replying lol


    lolll i was busy with exams.
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    (Original post by Love4All)
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    lolll i was busy with exams.
    LOL Don't worry, sometimes even job agencies do the same and i have to keep bugging them

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