He might be too enthusiastic, he might be weak, and he might be overactive. But he's trying to be part of this world of flying. He never die out his passion. Learnt himself that he's going for his dream, and Flying is every pilot's soul. He wants to be a pilot no matter what, because he likes to fly. Outgoing as well to meet all friends throughout the whole world. And that he is me :)

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Transition Phase: Type Tech Phase~

Transition, a term used to say a changing state to another state. So, this week, it's a transition for Batch 44/12 to have their transition phase, as well as we were experiencing Type Tech Phase; a phase where we know about our flight gonna be on next week, Diamond DA-40. So, as I had mentioned in my previous blog, Diamond DA-40 is an advanced aerodynamic, safety aircraft. Typically there are some dimensions I would like to share along about this plane:

Wing Span : 39 feet 2 inches , equivalent to 19.04 meter
Length : 26 feet 5 inches, equivalent to 8.07 meter
Height : 6 feet 6 inches , equivalent to 1.97 meter
Wing Area : 145.4 square inch , equivalent to 13.54 meter square.

So, it's quite a big aircraft with its long wing span. So, what's all about this dimension? Why we need to study those? Why we need to learn about it? I can tell about some little bit of the story. The Type Tech Course is basically about the plane and its performance, as well local radio procedures and Standard Operating Procedure (SOP). In HM Aerospace, type tech course was done on ground school. Our batch was held at Tobago TB-10 Classroom, and that's where we knew about Diamond DA-40 at the very first time. So, learning about that plane, is not easy. You can't finish it in one day too. Why? The below picture will tell you exactly why is it.
There are quite number of books there, but of course, the main thing we study about flying is the most thickest book throughout the book from the picture above, Airplane Flight Manual or AFM for Diamond DA-40. It contains a lot of information based on the knowledge needed by pilots. In addition, you can know the performance, structural limitations and some important cockpit instruments, and of course the main standard checklist & emergency checklist.
On top of that, Aircraft Flight Manual isn't that easy to digest for a certain people. Why am I say so, the thickness of this book is thick enough to know all the information that pilot needed. But the fact to study all of it was barely impossible. 274 pages, including the list of effective pages and supplement pages, is quite insurmountable for most of cadets to engulf the whole book.
Of course, this manual, we needed to study it within 4 days. Consisting 7 chapters inside this book is quite a terrible nightmare for cadets. On top of that, we got two Assistant Flying Instructors (AFI) , whom I believe that they will promote to Flying Instructors(FI) this week, to teach us about the aircraft, Captain Shawn and Captain Yiap. In fact, Captain Shawn had brought us a good picture for us. Thanks a lot Captain. ^.^
At here, I would like to congratulate them, Captain Yiap and Captain Shawn to be Flying Instructor and double congratulate to Captain Wesley that he had became daddy and became Flying Instructor this week too.

Before I end my blog today, I would like to wish everyone a Happy HALLOWEEN DAY to all the people on this world. See ya soon and I will post about the Part 2 in the next following days. Cheers.

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