The House of Rapp

We Don’t Train For That

Posted by in Opinion Leaders

Corporate & charter flying is already pretty safe, but I believe we can do even better. Perhaps instead of focusing primarily engine failures, we ought to look at the things that are causing accidents for a particular aircraft type and add them to a database of training scenarios which can be enacted in the simulator without prior notice. In other words, more teaching and less testing.

Crappy Sunglasses

Posted by in Aviation, Humor

I manage to lose sunglasses in the most creative ways possible. I can give you several examples… but there’s one story which really takes the proverbial cake.

G-IV Type Rating, Day 21

Posted by in Aviation, Gulfstream

Twenty two days after arriving in Dallas, the Big Day is here! Did I squeak through… or go down in a blaze of glory? I give the answer, and some final thoughts about the Gulfstream IV PIC initial type rating course.


G-IV Type Rating, Day 20

Posted by in Aviation, Gulfstream

The final push — day two of the dress rehearsal. We work on abormals and single engine approaches, and I discover something worse than failing: causing my sim partner to fail.


G-IV Type Rating, Day 19

Posted by in Aviation, Gulfstream

As we get closer to the end of the program, the teaching stops and the testing begins today with the first half of a dress rehearsal for the checkride.