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Old 10th Jan 2008, 11:29
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BA dumping fuel over REVTU

A BA aircraft, I belevie it was BA247, was dumping fuel over REVTU intersection so they could return to EGLL. Most glad to hear it was not a MAY DAY or PAN situation and hopefully a minor technical problem.
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I was one of the FA's on the flight. We landed fine, the flight is leaving again at 1400 with the same flight crew, but a new set of cabin crew.

I am no expert, so forgive me for my lack of technical knowledge. The system that controls the angle of atack of the a/c had a problem as soon as we got airborne. It was decided that we should return to London, which we did and the crew conducted the meal service on the ground.
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crew conducted the meal service on the ground
Musnīt forget the important details
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Ha ha ha! I do try!
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..... and the crew conducted the meal service on the ground

All sounds eminently sensible to me: CC, PAX, food all on board, and PAX, with nothing better to do, all kept under control until back-up aircraft available!

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Thats a better technical explanation than most pilots can muster. Usually its "Oi you, ginger beer" this is donald ducked.

Glad that you all returned safely and sounds like all crew did their bit.
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Flight relaunched with new cabin crew but the same flight deck..........

Laugh or cry the choice is yours!
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Old 10th Jan 2008, 23:25
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I was one of the FA's on the flight. We landed fine, the flight is leaving again at 1400 with the same flight crew, but a new set of cabin crew.

I am no expert, so forgive me for my lack of technical knowledge. The system that controls the angle of atack of the a/c had a problem as soon as we got airborne. It was decided that we should return to London, which we did and the crew conducted the meal service on the ground.

I bet a Pax woke up to their horror to find that they were back at EGLL.
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Old 11th Jan 2008, 09:48
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Duty Hours

Flight relaunched with new cabin crew but the same flight deck
Surely Flight Crew hours are the more restrictive? Don't you mean the other way around?
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This is LHR so probably not.
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Old 11th Jan 2008, 15:30
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Nope. I think it's one of the only airlines where Flight Crew can work longer than the Cabin. That could all change soon though.........
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It could change on Open Skies/Lauren soon enough ...
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Nope. I think it's one of the only airlines where Flight Crew can work longer than the Cabin.
Golly Gosh!!! So they haven't so much strayed from CAP371 as wrapped it in a sack, dropped it in a river and then run like hell in the other direction? I knew BA were 'different' to all the other UK airlines, but didn't realize they were that different
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Nothing to do with CAP371, it's the cabin crews union agreements which means they have to get off whilst the pilots invariably stay to work on.
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Off stand,

I admire your post, very much,

but I can't help myself mentioning that

The system that controls the angle of atack
is the two pink sweaty things in the front left and right seats.

They do it, of course, with the big sticky-up things between their legs (or the pushy-buttony things under the front windows), whilst the collection of levers in the middle which make the noise louder and softer also has a part to play.

I guess you meant the system that measures the angle of attack (AoA sensing, ADCs, etc), which has been known to be troublesome in the past, if it was built in Seattle (or serviced in Amsterdam).
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Is it 'patronise' or 'patronize'?
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Frontlefthamster, I only posted the exact words that the engineer used to me, my guess is that he was 'dumbing down' the terminaology? As I said, I am not an expert!

Tight Slot, the flight crew got off the a/c once the engineers had boarded, about 0030-0100 as they had to have 11 hours rest before operating the rescheduled flight. The cabin crew remained on board until 0245 when the last of the pax had got off.
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Makes sense now Off Stand - Thanks
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Off stand,

My reply was genuine. Rather than leaving you 'dumbed down' by your engineer, I hope that you're slightly wiser. Good luck.

Basil,

The spelling is 'patronise', if that helps.
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Flight relaunched with new cabin crew but the same flight deck..........
Whew! That is a relief because to unbolt the flight deck and change it would have meant many days of engineering work and the passengers would have been very cross at such a lengthy delay.
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