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Re: Amusing Ground School "Mishaps"....

Unread post by Brand » Tue Feb 10, 2015 5:21 am

And from the same guy...

Student question : "How do I use the CX2 nav computer to convert the MAC to the correct TAS? "

My answer:" Surely you meant RAS, CAS , IAS or something? "

Student answer: " No - I meant MAC.... By the way, what kind of speed is it?"
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Unread post by Brand » Tue Feb 10, 2015 7:52 pm

A while ago…

From a 150 hour chopper PPL doing his CPL:
Me: “What is meant by the aviation term Sudden Incapacitation?”
Student: “When you hit the wire with your canopy, you might lose your head….” (very true in some sense! :) )

From a young fixed wing PPL who just finished his PPL and failed his first attempt at CPL Human Performance:
Me: “What does Angina mean to you?”
Student: “Isn’t that a girl's… uhh…uhhhhh….” Followed by a long silence….
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Re: Amusing Ground School "Mishaps"....

Unread post by rudolphschar » Wed Feb 11, 2015 7:26 am

Brand wrote:A while ago…

From a young fixed wing PPL who just finished his PPL and failed his first attempt at CPL Human Performance:
Me: “What does Angina mean to you?”
Student: “Isn’t that a girl's… uhh…uhhhhh….” Followed by a long silence….
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Unread post by richard C » Wed Feb 11, 2015 8:16 am

acute angina ?
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Re: Amusing Ground School "Mishaps"....

Unread post by Ray W » Wed Feb 11, 2015 12:43 pm

richard C wrote:acute angina ?
:lol: :D :lol: :D :lol: :D :roll: #-o
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Unread post by rudolphschar » Wed Feb 11, 2015 1:41 pm

Heard about the doctor who examined the woman and then told her husband his wife has acute angina? The husband knocked the doctor out.
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Unread post by Brand » Fri Mar 13, 2015 6:50 pm

Recently - questions from a current fixed wing instructor, attempting his ATPL exams:

"So, when I change the pressure setting on the altimeter - how do I know when the altimeter indication is increasing or decreasing?"

and...

"Why do we need the QNH when you enter a circuit - it gives you altitude above sea-level and that is not relevant..."

I kid you not.
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Re: Amusing Ground School "Mishaps"....

Unread post by ddevos » Fri Mar 13, 2015 8:19 pm

Brand wrote:Recently - questions from a current fixed wing instructor, attempting his ATPL exams:

"So, when I change the pressure setting on the altimeter - how do I know when the altimeter indication is increasing or decreasing?"

and...

"Why do we need the QNH when you enter a circuit - it gives you altitude above sea-level and that is not relevant..."

I kid you not.
This is the last person who should be asking these questions - is that why there are so many unnecessary accidents? :shock: :shock: :shock:
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Unread post by Brand » Tue Jun 16, 2015 10:32 am

And this week – from a 100 hour fixed wing PPL on an integrated ATPL course, after attending ground school and then flunking ATPL Meteorology three times:

“Sir – can you please explain to me, does visibility increase or decrease when I enter fog?”
and

“Sir – what does “maritime” mean when they refer to Polar Maritime air?”
and

“Sir – why are isobars closer in the Northern Hemisphere?”

After that, I thought I would ask the following questions, to check general knowledge:

Question: What are jet streams? Answer given: It is something you find in the tropics?
Question: Where do you find “The South Easter” in South Africa? Answer given: The coast of Kwazulu Natal…
Question: What is convection? Answer given: It is the flow of electricity….
Question: What is adiabatic process? Answer given: How do you mean sir?
Question: What is the Indian Monsoon? Answer given: It is found in the ocean…..
Question: When do they publish RVR in a METAR? Answer given: When the visibility becomes less than 1500 feet…

Not much I can do to help with this one in such a short period of time, so I pulled the plug on the session. Clearly a case of a square peg in a round hole? :roll:
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Re: Amusing Ground School "Mishaps"....

Unread post by ubermarklar » Wed Jun 17, 2015 3:33 am

I'm not sure whether to be entertained or frightened by this thread...
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Re: Amusing Ground School "Mishaps"....

Unread post by ubermarklar » Wed Jun 17, 2015 5:43 am

Brand wrote:
This one nearly drove me to tears....

A recent question from a 70 hour fixed wing PPL, attending CPL Flight Planning ground school:

"Sir - if an aircraft center of gravity is outside the envelope; am I allowed to change the weight?"


Brand, I don't mind making a fool of myself, and I don't mind driving you to tears of joy or despair. :wink:

My guess it that if he reduced the weight (or perhaps increased it) he might move into the envelope. What am I missing? 8-[ 8-[ 8-[

Don't worry, say what you like, I am thick skinned and am very used to being insulted on AvCom :lol: :lol: :lol:

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I'm pretty sure what nearly drove Brand to tears here is the fact that a pilot felt that he had to ask if he was allowed to make an unflyable aircraft flyable. I'm assuming (hoping) that he meant changing the weight distribution to bring the C of G into the envelope.
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Re: Amusing Ground School "Mishaps"....

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ubermarklar » Wed Jun 17, 2015 3:33 am
I'm not sure whether to be entertained or frightened by this thread...
Had the same thought .... 8-[

Thanks for sharing Brand, keep it up, you deserve a medal for what you have to keep up with! =D> =D>
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Re: Amusing Ground School "Mishaps"....

Unread post by Brand » Tue Jun 23, 2015 10:30 am

Thanks - though these "funnies" are very much the exception to the rule... :wink:
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Re: Amusing Ground School "Mishaps"....

Unread post by Brand » Tue Oct 13, 2015 5:55 pm

Not exactly a "mishap" - but today (and definitely a first for me :wink:) I got paid for my time in the shape of a delicious chocolate cake....

Times are tough.... 8) :twisted:
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Re: Amusing Ground School "Mishaps"....

Unread post by ddevos » Wed Oct 14, 2015 9:51 am

Makes you wonder about the price of cakes these days... :shock: :lol:
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