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Firm grip of the non-essential

Old 7th Jan 2014, 07:37
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Firm grip of the non-essential

Ok, I am bored..

Most useless BS nerd question ever to have faced during a check/training by one of the priceless aerosexuals from the respected training department !


My candidates:

1) Total number of static dischargers on the 747, enhanced with the truly fascinating quest for the allowed number of damaged/missing dischargers
(dozens by the way)

2) Location of the megaphone(s) on the main deck

3) only animal not allowed on freighter aircraft ( ok this one was actually mildly funny, it's a skunk..)

4) Max crosswind in Low Visibility in Canada ( on the 747-200, which at the time did not even operate to Canada )

5) Position of the inbuilt ( non-accessible!) ELT
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Old 7th Jan 2014, 07:49
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Number of knots in the escape rope (Airbus)
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Old 7th Jan 2014, 07:55
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OK you were clearly on the Classic...

-Definition of Icing Conditions verbatim of course

-Number and position of O2 bottles for crew and supernumerary

-Is Durian allowed on board and if so where?

-How many gear doors on the B742

-Main gear tilt combinations for Air/Ground sensing
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Old 7th Jan 2014, 08:32
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Which circuit breaker am I thinking of
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Old 7th Jan 2014, 08:50
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Hahaha, you could not make it up...
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Old 7th Jan 2014, 08:56
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A long time ago on the TriStar, doing walk-round.....

Checker:- How many fan blades on the RB211?
Me:- Dunno!
Checker:- You should!
Me:- Why?
Checker:- So that you'll know if one is missing!
Me:- But there would be a f.....'in big hole!
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Old 7th Jan 2014, 09:01
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Did you build a protection zone with your radar tilt??

Wots that

So you don't fly into a CB

But it's 8/8 blue sky
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Old 7th Jan 2014, 09:17
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-How many rotors in each stage of the RB211-524D4?
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Old 7th Jan 2014, 09:23
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I love the one about the 777 vertically challenged TC who writes BOMB on a piece of paper and places it into the admin bag under the second observers seat to see if you're cockpit security check is up to par. He nearly caused a full scale bomb warning because of that silly stunt.


What are the silver plates for on the 777 cockpit floor.

Where's the LOC/GS antenna located.
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Old 7th Jan 2014, 10:10
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Firm grip of the non-essential

How many rivets on the wing of an F-28?

b.

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Old 7th Jan 2014, 10:25
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I love the one about the 777 vertically challenged TC who writes BOMB on a piece of paper and places it into the admin bag under the second observers seat to see if you're cockpit security check is up to par. He nearly caused a full scale bomb warning because of that silly stunt
He doesn't do that anymore. "Why" do you ask?

He tried that stunt on me so whilst he was conducting the external inspection, I called up on 121.6 for Airport Police and AVSECO to the aircraft IMMEDIATELY, stating we had a serious security breach and a confirmed threat. Then I sat back and watched the excitement unfold.

When he returned back to the flight deck, I explained what I did and he went berserk. Of course the flight was canceled and passengers were protected on other flights etc. Interestingly enough, this was not mentioned in the Friday News propaganda.

Yes, I was called into the MLO's office to explain myself - so I did. I take any category threat seriously.
.......Some of these vertically challenged steroid pumping boys are messed up.
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Old 7th Jan 2014, 11:10
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There were two, freighter capts, recently retired, who could tell you all about the deadliest catch and they were not talking about fish or crustations.
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Old 7th Jan 2014, 12:53
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Abominable nonsense.
I made the right decision when I turned down CX in '87.
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Old 7th Jan 2014, 13:20
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I was sitting at Café/Rest. Oolaa the other day sipping my coffee - and behind be sat two CX pilots going through how to deal with an upcoming Command assessment or line check or wtf ever upcoming... Ohhh boy - I felt so sorry for them lads- you guys have to deal with this pathetic shit - still! It never changes huh??.. Pathetic. But, then again - it's a free choice and if you choose to stay - I guess you just deal with all of that wanky shit.

Great stories being posted.. Very enjoyable with a scotch on the side.
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Old 7th Jan 2014, 14:04
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Not from Cathay but.....what is the number of the globe in the Altitude alert light in the F28?
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Old 7th Jan 2014, 14:53
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Thumbs up

Surely the answer to the number of static wicks question on the Airbus is 20% more than required!
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Old 7th Jan 2014, 15:03
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of all the threads on PPRuNe at the moment this gets my vote as tops.

I love it!
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Old 7th Jan 2014, 17:18
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I used to ask this one when I checked back in the day

What's the max speed for windshield wipers? STUNNED LOOK
A, High.

I loved that one.

And yes, it was a joke at the time as well.
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Old 7th Jan 2014, 17:25
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What are the silver plates for on the 777 cockpit floor
What are those anyways?
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Old 7th Jan 2014, 18:16
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With regards to the HOT AIR P/B, at what temperature will the Fault lt and associated ECAM caution come on?

When that set parameter is reached within the coding, it gives you the warning! Who gives a S**t what that exact value was????

The TC/STC clowns that ask these type of questions are doing it purely to stroke their own egos.

Oh, in case you were wondering:

A. When the duct overheat is detected - 88'C.

Nice to know we are dealing with Big Picture Stuff
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