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 […]
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.
The new version of the E6B Flight Computer Teacher is here for iOS
The long overdue version for iOS14 is now live on the app store, created in native SwiftUI code for iPhone and iPad.
Counting Stuff in Grafana – How to use Node-Red to make the “Group by TAG” useful in Influxdb
This allows you to display occurrences of combined data in Grafana. A vital step for counting the aircraft types in the mode-S project.
Amsterdam Area Real-Time Aircraft Stats from Mode-S Transponders
This is an exercise in Grafana, Influxdb, Node-red, JSON and RTL-SDR. Live aircraft stats updated every minute from my mode-S receiver.
Freelance Corona Classrooms in Aviation – Now what?
WTF? → Ok let’s do this