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Old 9th Dec 2008, 15:01
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I guess there are a couple of reasons why you dont admit to the airline.
One is that you want to keep it secret and the other is that it may have changed during your posting
There is a third....you never asked.

OK, 411A, I'll ask. Which operator are you employed by?

As you see, I'm totally new to this discussion and have no axe to grind. I have read your posts for many years and find them informative and written by someone who has hands on experience of which he writes. You seem to be one of the last still active with experience over a broad range of transport catagory aircraft from the last of the pistons to "jumbo" jets.

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OK, 411A, I'll ask. Which operator are you employed by?
Why do you want to know...want a job?
If so, you need lots of L1011 experience.
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I would be very happy to read the autobiography of someone whose experience ranges from Avgas to fly by wire.
Serious posting.
Be lucky
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I would be very happy to read the autobiography of someone whose experience ranges from Avgas to fly by wire.
No fly-by-wire at this end, however the manuscript may well be sent to the publisher in three years or so, as the outline is already being prepared by Mrs 411A (who was a British diplomat at one time, and is a published author already)...and it will be quite interesting, IF you enjoy stories about the old piston/jet transport days.
Stratocruisers included.
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411A,

now that is a book I do want to read

So put me down on the order list, will ya?
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411's Book

Please, Please, Please. Alan
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Please can I paypal my deposit now. Do NOT want to miss out.
Thanks for your time and effort so far.
Be lucky
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411A,

I asked (I thought without rancor) because you indicated this was the avenue through which you would answer the question. Nothing more nothing less.

Not interested in a job, but I did ride in an L1011 once.

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but I did ride in an L1011 once.
And would very much like to repeat the experience, I fear a mod might soon notice the thread creep from overloaded Boeing products to classic/classy Lockheed ones.
Be lucky
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Old 12th Dec 2008, 16:51
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Also, don't fly for Air Rum....T Shirt has his knickers in a twist, as usual

411 you probably haven't noticed but my informatiion is that you are flying the Air Rum aircraft for the owners of Air Rum.
However I can understand your confusion as the airline is called Royal this month.
Only the name has been changed to protect the guilty
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Old 12th Dec 2008, 17:10
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Put me down for a copy please.

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Old 12th Dec 2008, 17:13
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However I can understand your confusion as the airline is called Royal this month.
That's about 5 paint jobs to be done... or do they put a new sticker on top of the old lettering?

Anyways these tristar must be damn good machines after countless years of use and abuse (and probably less than optimal maintenance)

Looking forward to read your juicy stories 411A!

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Thumbs up

We need a new thread for suggestions for a name for 411A's book.

Will that be fiction or non-fiction?
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....... a name for 411A's book.
'Weight is the Punter?'
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Book title

'I knew it all'
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Old 14th Dec 2008, 16:10
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seems Mali is the latest 'flag of convinience', just got a message of three
L1011 on the ramp at Ras al Khaimah on Thursday, TZ-MHI (previosuly EX-35000 last week and 9G-BSM a few weeks before that)
plus TZ-SPA & TZ-SGI (possibly previosuly JY-SGI)

by Staurday SPA & SGI had gone so assume on Hajj 2 by now

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Word on the street is that N194AT Orange Air had an engine failure, crew shut the engine down and then had another engine failure, single engine back into the airport.
Once I get more info I will post it here.
Aircraft was re-registered in another country of convinience to get around the the engine A/D's.
Another really bad Tristar operator doing haj flights on illegal aircraft with those 522 engines.

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N-194at

I know the history of this aircraft and this company is for sure breaking the regulations.
Yet the Saudis allow him to operate, wasta and money under the table.
Anything goes in the inchalla land when it comes to haj and umra flights
This guy is also well known for not paying the crews 747 and Tristar, and for the time we ferried this aircraft it had many engine problems from the beginning of last year out of MIA.
High vibs on number 3 engine, above 2.5 both channels which is a shutdown in the manual, even a caution there saying do not attempt to reduce the throttle to eliminate vibration.
Yet this manager/owner tried to get the crew to continue at a lower power setting.
Visually checking the number 3 through the cabin showed sparks from the N-1 blades contacting the attrition lining.
Looked like a ring of fire.
This is what I have seen from some Tristar operators now,
Maybe some good ones left out there but mostly all remaining are bad.
Just an accident waiting on a place to happen due to piss poor maint.
Heard the Captain was from a major us airline that declared bankruptcy recently he did not do things this way there why the change now?

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On another issue relating to the blown tires, someone told me they want the crew to pay for these tires, original thread.
What kind of low life operation is this?
Having being burnt with no pay from these Jordanian Tristar companies beware.
Get your round trip ticket in advance, pay in advance also if possible.
These have a really strong history of not paying.
You will operate breaking every rule in the regs, when it comes time for pay they will cheat you.
I know of 2 companies there first hand, Star Air B. M. and Linejet/orange air with Musen M., N194AT.
Some people may take these jobs because they are desperate, just to pay the bills.
These guys would cheat their own mother.
Do a search on them here on prune.
By the way all these Trisatr crews are non current unless they did a sim check in Atlanta, the last operating tristar sim in the world.
Can be done on the aircraft but expensive, no extra crew ,pax or cargo allowed during the check, to include the flight attendants.
Last sim in the UK was damaged due to fire in Bourmouth UK November 2007, no other sim available except Atlanta Georgia USA in the world.

Buyer beware,

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Old 14th Dec 2008, 18:44
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Is this chap perhaps "the fatman"?
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