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Forum: Freight Dogs
21st Mar 2020, 10:43
Replies: 30
Views: 10,139
Posted By Mariner

For freighters, business is booming

For once, freighters are where the money is. For the time being.

Prices are skyrocketing, rising from 2$ per kg to 10 in a matter of days.
Full loads to and from the Far East, same story North...
Forum: Tech Log
26th Dec 2019, 18:50
Replies: 8
Views: 3,344
Posted By Mariner

Not really. But I recently joined a company who...

Not really. But I recently joined a company who (still) have this over-60 pairing restriction in their OM-A. I know this was initially the rule when the mandatory retirement age was increased to 65...
Forum: Tech Log
26th Dec 2019, 10:31
Replies: 8
Views: 3,344
Posted By Mariner

Pilots over 60 yrs

Quick question: are two pilots over 60 in the cockpit allowed under EASA-rules?
I've searched here and Googled it but couldn't find a certain answer.
23rd Sep 2019, 20:10
Replies: 34
Views: 34,711
Posted By Mariner

Great reminder that we all are fallible India...

Great reminder that we all are fallible India Four Two (https://www.pprune.org/members/53523-india-four-two), thanks!
10th Sep 2019, 06:18
Replies: 4,656
Views: 4,267,766
Posted By Mariner

Article in FlightGlobal:

Here's the article:
ANALYSIS: EASA concerns show scale of Max challenge


09 SEPTEMBER, 2019

SOURCE: FLIGHTGLOBAL.COM

BY: LEWIS HARPER
5th Sep 2019, 11:08
Replies: 503
Views: 289,668
Posted By Mariner

Skilltest is the first checkride for the type...

Skilltest is the first checkride for the type rating as far as I know.
After that it's yearly LPC's isn't it?
27th Aug 2019, 11:12
Replies: 10
Views: 8,796
Posted By Mariner

Cargo fire? Looks more like a cabin fire to me. ...

Cargo fire? Looks more like a cabin fire to me. Crown burned through, no soot or flames from the open fwd cargo hold.

Luggage in the overhead bins perhaps?
17th Aug 2019, 06:05
Replies: 239
Views: 268,630
Posted By Mariner

Birds do fly at night and in IMC

You're ill informed littco, birds fly at night too, just like us. Alone or in flocks.

I've hit a flock of geese in between cloud layers at night while on approach. Made a nice mess of our rh...
4th Aug 2019, 14:38
Replies: 104
Views: 80,496
Posted By Mariner

I'm flying the Hajj for Garuda at the moment. ...

I'm flying the Hajj for Garuda at the moment.

Garuda does a medical check when reporting for each duty at an Indonesian station.
Breathalyzer test & blood pressure.

Fine with me.
25th Apr 2019, 07:11
Replies: 105
Views: 84,624
Posted By Mariner

I flew a ex-KLM B747-200 SUD Freighter with MPH...

I flew a ex-KLM B747-200 SUD Freighter with MPH for a few years between 2003-2006. Built in 1975, it was then supposed to be the highest time airframe in the world. The HMV we did at around 125.000...
31st Aug 2018, 12:14
Replies: 11
Views: 19,857
Posted By Mariner

That may be your experience, but it certainly...

That may be your experience, but it certainly isn't mine.

While the old airport Mariscal Sucre certainly had it's challenges, the new Mitad del Mundo with it's unpredictable (or perhaps I should...
7th Oct 2017, 20:00
Replies: 39
Views: 34,689
Posted By Mariner

After declaring a Mayday, the time for requesting...

After declaring a Mayday, the time for requesting clearances has passed. If you don't get speedy cooperation from ATC, you inform them where you are going.
28th Oct 2016, 20:20
Replies: 49
Views: 39,379
Posted By Mariner

I have flown together with both my brother and my...

I have flown together with both my brother and my wife many times, and find this a absolute non-issue.
Like Luke says; if anything, we tried harder to be professional when we flew together.
Forum: Tech Log
13th Sep 2016, 21:02
Replies: 24
Views: 5,375
Posted By Mariner

Eng3 was already suspect due to it's higher oil...

Eng3 was already suspect due to it's higher oil consumption.
And the oil smell actually occured during descent and taxi in on the previous sector, which was a bit puzzling. Oil leakage is a known...
Forum: Tech Log
13th Sep 2016, 13:27
Replies: 24
Views: 5,375
Posted By Mariner

That was indeed the case Old Fella 😎 And...

That was indeed the case Old Fella 😎

And thanks Spannersatcx, that was helpfull. 👍
Looking back, we stayed well within those parameters, even though we had PW4000 engines.

And we did find...
Forum: Tech Log
12th Sep 2016, 15:36
Replies: 24
Views: 5,375
Posted By Mariner

Thanks NSEU.

Thanks NSEU.
Forum: Tech Log
11th Sep 2016, 20:36
Replies: 24
Views: 5,375
Posted By Mariner

B744 Engine run up

I had to do an engine run up today, to find out which engine was causing an oil smell in the cabin.
I assume Boeing gives guidance on allowable power settings with a given fuel load (or aircraft...
5th Aug 2016, 09:55
Replies: 1,749
Views: 1,975,993
Posted By Mariner

Good post Glofish. Fly the airplane. The...

Good post Glofish. Fly the airplane.

The rumor I heard from insiders was that it was a complete handling [email protected]# up.
That, combined with the not-so-stellar performance of a straight -300 and the...
18th Nov 2015, 00:19
Replies: 314
Views: 200,398
Posted By Mariner

No mention of the remaining fuel in the report...

No mention of the remaining fuel in the report :ugh:
Which could have been a factor to press on.
30th Jul 2015, 14:59
Replies: 918
Views: 1,045,837
Posted By Mariner

Go talk to the fishermen in the area. They will...

Go talk to the fishermen in the area. They will see lots of flotsam when at sea, catch some of it in their nets and throw most of it back.
If you offer them a reward for anything useful they bring...
Forum: Freight Dogs
26th Jan 2014, 20:18
Replies: 20
Views: 11,009
Posted By Mariner

not without some secondary confirmation

I wouldn't ditch, or land off-airport, with a cargo fire/smoke warning unless I had some kind of secondary confirmation it was the real deal. I've had too many false cargo smoke warnings for that.
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Forum: Freight Dogs
8th Jan 2014, 21:08
Replies: 20
Views: 11,009
Posted By Mariner

Start your timer when you get the first fire...

Start your timer when you get the first fire warning.

Lower belly means you have fire bottles at your disposal. Use them, while diverting to the nearest adequate airport at the highest speed you...
23rd Dec 2013, 01:46
Replies: 735
Views: 672,631
Posted By Mariner

I didn't mean it like that Dibo. JNB doesn't...

I didn't mean it like that Dibo.

JNB doesn't have that system (unless I've missed it completely).
While it could have saved the day here...
23rd Dec 2013, 00:53
Replies: 735
Views: 672,631
Posted By Mariner

lucky there was no fire

There was a considerable fuel leak. Fire dep was there quickly to hose it down.

Major damage indeed, hull loss would be my guess on such an old airframe. Quite lucky there was no fire.
...
3rd May 2013, 18:22
Replies: 741
Views: 551,604
Posted By Mariner

tail fuel tanks

Diamond,

No.
It being a BCF means it used to have tail tanks while still a passenger aircraft, and they would physically still be there, but during the conversion to freighter they would have...
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