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21st Jan 2021, 13:59
Replies: 21
Views: 1,902
Posted By Dan Dare

Thanks for that! I had to look up the V-jet...

Thanks for that!

I had to look up the V-jet from Qantas - apparently the V was for vannus (Latin for fan) presumably those new-fangled bypass fans to keep a 707 quiet(err).
20th Jan 2021, 10:43
Replies: 26
Views: 6,517
Posted By Dan Dare

Seems a fair request as it was new year. If you...

Seems a fair request as it was new year. If you don’t ask you can’t get.

What the pilot didn’t know is that fireworks were banned in Holland this year to discourage COVID spread (that well known...
7th Jan 2021, 14:26
Replies: 13
Views: 1,351
Posted By Dan Dare

I think aircraft ownership is always likely to be...

I think aircraft ownership is always likely to be more expensive than rentals unless you don’t suffer from work/family time commitments. That’s not the point though is it? Ownership gives power and...
Forum: Jet Blast
5th Jan 2021, 22:10
Replies: 61
Views: 3,839
Posted By Dan Dare

I have a gut-feeling it's not all between our...

I have a gut-feeling it's not all between our temples. Something to do with vagus nerves and microbiomes. Yes, there's more of gravy than of grave about this.
16th Dec 2020, 23:39
Replies: 73
Views: 11,574
Posted By Dan Dare

ATC guy here utterly unoffended. Air Traffic...

ATC guy here utterly unoffended. Air Traffic Control Service should be there to aid the safe, orderly and expeditious flow of traffic. Expeditious can sometime be tricky one: offer something that...
Forum: Tech Log
5th Dec 2020, 11:03
Replies: 19
Views: 2,626
Posted By Dan Dare

Unqualified opinion here, but surely a pilot...

Unqualified opinion here, but surely a pilot doesn’t want the quietest headset lest the aircraft tries to tell them something important that could be missed? Maybe headsets are not that quiet yet.
3rd Dec 2020, 09:15
Replies: 17
Views: 1,229
Posted By Dan Dare

My PPL GFT was the reverse of ShyTorque’s story:...

My PPL GFT was the reverse of ShyTorque’s story: having first been trained on Bulldogs to keep the aircraft balanced and then recover wings level only after unstalled, my examiner pulled me up on...
Forum: Tech Log
26th Nov 2020, 17:11
Replies: 32
Views: 5,174
Posted By Dan Dare

You may be looking for locking-wire pliers such...

You may be looking for locking-wire pliers such as these, but maybe Boeing had a special one.

https://www.heamar.co.uk/wire-twisting-pliers/45772-bahco-2855-d-twisting-plier-250-7314151822569.html...
23rd Nov 2020, 12:31
Replies: 55
Views: 21,379
Posted By Dan Dare

Not BA, but Heathrow. I don’t think there will be...

Not BA, but Heathrow. I don’t think there will be a lot of disruption, but what do I know.

sorry about the source:...
Forum: Tech Log
26th Oct 2020, 23:32
Replies: 55
Views: 5,743
Posted By Dan Dare

I spent most of my life convinced that the...

I spent most of my life convinced that the clean-burn of Hydrogen had to be the future of our automotive and aviation needs: right up until I l recently learned about how difficult it can be to...
Forum: ATC Issues
14th Oct 2020, 13:48
Replies: 67
Views: 25,340
Posted By Dan Dare

“Oh no, we have no ATCOs again” seems to be an...

“Oh no, we have no ATCOs again” seems to be an oft-repeated theme for every ANSP. Unfortunately managers get bonuses/promotions for costs saved rather than long-term planning for the health and...
Forum: ATC Issues
12th Oct 2020, 16:54
Replies: 2
Views: 1,639
Posted By Dan Dare

ATC went from an employees market where ATCOs...

ATC went from an employees market where ATCOs could almost write their own dream-sheet and go where they wanted in 2019 to redundancies and gloom in 2020. On the plus-side there are so many...
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Oct 2020, 15:24
Replies: 29
Views: 3,732
Posted By Dan Dare

The link that clareprop posted isn't available in...

The link that clareprop posted isn't available in the UK and presumably also not in the US (I tried it with a US VPN with no success) so I also await full episodes without having to sign up to...
8th Oct 2020, 14:31
Replies: 303
Views: 39,279
Posted By Dan Dare

I can't give you photos, but how about a video? ...

I can't give you photos, but how about a video?

https://nats.aero/blog/2020/10/saying-goodbye-to-the-queen/
Replies: 12
Views: 1,040
Posted By Dan Dare

As an ATCO course veteran you should not find...

As an ATCO course veteran you should not find much of the CPL/ATPL a self-study challenge , but I would recommend the investment of a week brush-up course where you will learn as much about the way...
Forum: ATC Issues
9th Sep 2020, 14:32
Replies: 67
Views: 25,340
Posted By Dan Dare

a blip-driver (sometimes known as a pseudo-pilot)...

a blip-driver (sometimes known as a pseudo-pilot) sits at the other end of the radio from a trainee controller pretending to be the pilots, manipulating the simulated aircraft the controller is...
4th Sep 2020, 10:21
Replies: 6
Views: 1,092
Posted By Dan Dare

Although the addresses given may get the FPL to...

Although the addresses given may get the FPL to the ops rooms, I’m not sure it gets the information to the ATCOs’ electronic strips, so you will still be treated as if making a freecall. There was an...
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Aug 2020, 23:22
Replies: 115
Views: 6,550
Posted By Dan Dare

Talking of 9 x tables: "What do you get if you...

Talking of 9 x tables: "What do you get if you multiply six by nine" is a piece of popular culture which has always amused me. All the more so when I read that he doesn't do jokes in base 13.
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Aug 2020, 10:26
Replies: 115
Views: 6,550
Posted By Dan Dare

When I left school one "good" career option for...

When I left school one "good" career option for the more numerate was to become a bank teller, from which one could expect a job for life and reasonable prospects of eventually becoming the...
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Aug 2020, 19:55
Replies: 137
Views: 7,240
Posted By Dan Dare

The Mexicans do some amazing breakfasts, but my...

The Mexicans do some amazing breakfasts, but my favourite of them all was Molletes con frijoles y queso at Café de Tacuba in Mexico City. If I said chewy roll with refried beans and melted cheese...
7th Aug 2020, 09:51
Replies: 4
Views: 463
Posted By Dan Dare

Until airlines started charging extra for...

Until airlines started charging extra for hold-baggage the only passengers generally having big cabin bags were those overnight business traveller (who were probably far more aviation savvy anyway)....
31st Jul 2020, 15:11
Replies: 134
Views: 130,514
Posted By Dan Dare

BBC Radio4 just ran a 45 minute dramatisation of...

BBC Radio4 just ran a 45 minute dramatisation of Sgt Meyer’s C130 trip.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/m000l8fg
Forum: ATC Issues
30th Jul 2020, 09:41
Replies: 9
Views: 3,708
Posted By Dan Dare

As human being we each have our favourites and...

As human being we each have our favourites and voices that turn us on/off on the radio. I can’t imagine the horror of matching some of my favourites with a face. Similarly, the scars of dealing with...
Forum: Jet Blast
30th Jul 2020, 09:31
Replies: 20
Views: 1,669
Posted By Dan Dare

If ancient terrestrial life isn’t scary enough,...

If ancient terrestrial life isn’t scary enough, they’re shortly bringing Martian life back to Earth tbc.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-53584405
20th Jul 2020, 14:14
Replies: 12
Views: 1,527
Posted By Dan Dare

What about those of us who don’t want all the...

What about those of us who don’t want all the scenery, bells and whistles? A basic instrument/procedures trainer would do the job, and older versions of FS did the job nicely, but aren’t apparently...
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