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Forum: Tech Log
8th Aug 2019, 14:31
Replies: 6
Views: 2,598
Posted By Idle Thrust

I may well be wrong about the geometry but I'm...

I may well be wrong about the geometry but I'm confident that my recollection of the sensitivity of TL movement is correct.

My comment about the detents referred to the fact that the 320 has five...
Forum: Tech Log
7th Aug 2019, 21:48
Replies: 6
Views: 2,598
Posted By Idle Thrust

My memory must be fuzzy since I retired off the...

My memory must be fuzzy since I retired off the A-330/A340 eighteen years ago but when I checked out on those two having flown the A320 some years before, the two things I liked were the rudder/brake...
Forum: Canada
22nd Oct 2018, 16:54
Replies: 13
Views: 2,496
Posted By Idle Thrust

I thought the CARs were dealing with traffic flow...

I thought the CARs were dealing with traffic flow and separation here - are you saying that the Feds regulate speed to avoid bird strikes? I thought that sort of decision rested with the pilot in...
Forum: Tech Log
3rd Sep 2018, 19:49
Replies: 37
Views: 15,256
Posted By Idle Thrust

Retired for 17 years, I'll wade in late here....

Retired for 17 years, I'll wade in late here. When I converted to the A-320 in the '80s I found the design of the rudder pedals rather odd, all previous types (see my profile) were configured to...
27th Feb 2018, 16:37
Replies: 61
Views: 22,853
Posted By Idle Thrust

I'm late arriving on this thread but will answer...

I'm late arriving on this thread but will answer oceancrossing's request for input from those days at Air Canada the airline that first purchased its DC-8 fleet in the spring of 1960. Called Trans...
Forum: Canada
17th May 2015, 15:18
Forum: Canada
11th Aug 2014, 03:18
Forum: Tech Log
26th May 2014, 13:49
Replies: 18
Views: 5,023
Posted By Idle Thrust

The first post in this thread indicates 45W.

The first post in this thread indicates 45W.
Forum: Canada
1st May 2014, 20:28
Replies: 15
Views: 4,277
Posted By Idle Thrust

Good on you Clunk, I listened to the entire...

Good on you Clunk, I listened to the entire program waiting (hoping?) that someone would bring in the pilot issue. Not sure it was the host's doing, more likely the producer who screens all the calls...
Forum: Canada
15th Dec 2013, 20:18
Replies: 9
Views: 2,953
Posted By Idle Thrust

Clunkdriver wrote: Good one Clunk and a...

Clunkdriver wrote:


Good one Clunk and a couple of good replies. A bit impractical as I'm sure you know - Seaway locks 740X78X26.5, Nimitz class at the waterline 1040X134X37.
29th May 2013, 20:47
Replies: 992
Views: 955,815
Posted By Idle Thrust

Actually BOAC, while the Canadian TSB stated that...

Actually BOAC, while the Canadian TSB stated that it would not have mattered, it has been demonstrated that they could have landed at Halifax if a timely decision to do so had been taken.
Forum: Tech Log
9th May 2013, 21:10
Replies: 124
Views: 54,116
Posted By Idle Thrust

It has been some time and things may have changed...

It has been some time and things may have changed but when I transitioned to the A-320 (1991) there was one captain who had a reputation for consistently making the best landings - we were all pretty...
Forum: Tech Log
11th Oct 2012, 18:06
Replies: 20
Views: 3,466
Posted By Idle Thrust

A little thread drift here but this reminds me of...

A little thread drift here but this reminds me of a captain who I flew with many years ago on the DC-9. When we would get above our descent profile (all in the noggin then - the 3 X Alt rule), he...
Forum: Tech Log
16th Sep 2012, 14:33
Replies: 18
Views: 5,643
Posted By Idle Thrust

My mob was very slow to buy the B-727 so for a...

My mob was very slow to buy the B-727 so for a number of years we flew the DC-9-32 on legs much longer than it was really designed for. In order to get the required fuel and payload into the sky we...
Forum: Canada
21st Mar 2012, 14:37
Replies: 19
Views: 4,565
Posted By Idle Thrust

This is a strange thread - a lot of cryptic...

This is a strange thread - a lot of cryptic comments and innuendo, no substance.
ACPA is conducting a WAWCON survey on pensions, part of which involves retirees. Whether this originated at the...
Forum: Canada
27th Jan 2012, 14:28
Replies: 2
Views: 2,340
Posted By Idle Thrust

Well, not the merger cited but Picher was about a...

Well, not the merger cited but Picher was about a merger. The 243 lit the fire that became a movement.
Forum: Canada
6th Jan 2012, 18:54
Replies: 26
Views: 11,284
Posted By Idle Thrust

340 Dog is correct, the restrictions imposed on...

340 Dog is correct, the restrictions imposed on privatization make the playing field very unlevel. Regarding the translation of manuals there was a rumour years ago that when Air France heard that AC...
Forum: Tech Log
19th Oct 2011, 19:45
Replies: 1,688
Views: 318,561
Posted By Idle Thrust

Garage Years wrote: To which Dani...

Garage Years wrote:


To which Dani replied:


Well I flew for 35 years at a western airline and this was certainly not "absolute normal practice" because there was no "absolute normal...
Forum: Tech Log
4th Aug 2011, 14:01
Replies: 43
Views: 6,544
Posted By Idle Thrust

Reminds me of the old tale: YOUNG BULL -...

Reminds me of the old tale:

YOUNG BULL - Lets run over to that field and do a couple of heifers.

OLD BULL - Let's WALK over and do the lot!
Forum: Tech Log
8th Jul 2011, 20:44
Replies: 1,069
Views: 216,270
Posted By Idle Thrust

I have read all four of the threads on this...

I have read all four of the threads on this subject so I might have missed something (there's a lot of chaff amongst the wheat here) but has it been established that with the THS at the end of its...
Forum: Tech Log
29th Jun 2011, 21:41
Replies: 1,069
Views: 216,270
Posted By Idle Thrust

PJ2 - you have been rather quiet here of late but...

PJ2 - you have been rather quiet here of late but your post above was well worth the wait. Well said sir!
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27th Feb 2011, 19:43
Replies: 131
Views: 80,670
Posted By Idle Thrust

Very interesting discussion. PJ2 and Chris Scott...

Very interesting discussion. PJ2 and Chris Scott have it right, every aircraft type has its own characteristics. BOAC may have a point regarding different degrees of wing sweep, I do not have his...
Forum: Tech Log
5th Feb 2011, 21:07
Replies: 19
Views: 8,475
Posted By Idle Thrust

It has been almost ten years since my Airbus time...

It has been almost ten years since my Airbus time but I recall that on the A-320 series as well as the A-330 & A-340 the Green was the heavyweight and the Blue & Yellow were pretty much equals,...
Forum: Tech Log
16th Dec 2010, 18:06
Replies: 26
Views: 2,654
Posted By Idle Thrust

I agree with all who say set the course you wish...

I agree with all who say set the course you wish to fly. There is an exception and that is when flying a Back Course ILS - then you must set Front Course inbound track in order to avoid the reverse...
Forum: Canada
7th Dec 2010, 18:15
Replies: 6
Views: 2,100
Posted By Idle Thrust

Harry, Harry, how dare you bring reason to this...

Harry, Harry, how dare you bring reason to this discussion?

The airforce has always been run by fighter pilots and guess what fighter pilots want? The newest and fastest, never mind whether we...
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