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27th Jan 2018, 01:59
Replies: 61
Views: 29,548
Posted By Typhoon650

Given that both MAS's losses had nothing to do...

Given that both MAS's losses had nothing to do with engine reliability, that's not an argument. In fact, the 777 fleet has an excellent record.
As for double engine failures creating a bad...
5th Sep 2015, 01:05
Replies: 49
Views: 3,877
Posted By Typhoon650

You really are self important aren't you? Do you...

You really are self important aren't you? Do you think you are the only person in the world with knowledge and trade skills?
Seriously, light aircraft aren't the pinnacle of modern design or...
3rd Sep 2015, 23:51
Replies: 33
Views: 5,944
Posted By Typhoon650

This is how the real drug rings get their drugs,...

This is how the real drug rings get their drugs, stealing it off other drug rings.
If you were smuggling drugs, why wouldn't you use something that you could open the door on in flight to jettison...
3rd Sep 2015, 23:46
Replies: 49
Views: 3,877
Posted By Typhoon650

Isn't it sad that we have to argue about the...

Isn't it sad that we have to argue about the interpretation of maintenance regulations with regards window replacement on non pressurised aircraft.
Surely much safer to see where you are going than...
1st Sep 2015, 00:35
Replies: 8
Views: 1,732
Posted By Typhoon650

FL 320 won't get you over a hurricane, that's...

FL 320 won't get you over a hurricane, that's about mid height of a proper hurricane.
The US weather service is excellent and will have data on winds and distances these winds will be from the...
30th Aug 2015, 04:37
Replies: 113
Views: 9,290
Posted By Typhoon650

Surely this is a joke or misinterpretation?

Surely this is a joke or misinterpretation?
30th Aug 2015, 04:16
Replies: 323
Views: 53,930
Posted By Typhoon650

Yes, legislation is ruining lots of industries. ...

Yes, legislation is ruining lots of industries.
I "had to" obtain a forklift licence a couple of years ago. It was supposed to be competency based, so I asked if I could just do the written exam and...
30th Aug 2015, 03:55
Replies: 16
Views: 9,760
Posted By Typhoon650

Overtime doesn't really matter to you when you...

Overtime doesn't really matter to you when you are on your sixth or seventh straight 11-13 hour shift due to poor scheduling, lack of staff or whatever. And the overtime rate I got about 5 years ago...
29th Aug 2015, 02:25
Replies: 17
Views: 11,499
Posted By Typhoon650

Maybe someone could develop a caster wheel kit...

Maybe someone could develop a caster wheel kit for the 737 engine pods.:}
Seem to be a lot of them sitting on their engines these days.
28th Aug 2015, 03:08
Replies: 16
Views: 9,760
Posted By Typhoon650

Or he had been asked, yet again, to cover someone...

Or he had been asked, yet again, to cover someone else's shift who did not turn up for work.
To be honest, having worked in ground handling, I'm surprised there aren't more accidents. Most people...
15th Aug 2015, 05:01
Replies: 22
Views: 6,676
Posted By Typhoon650

Uh oh....someone has removed access to the videos...

Uh oh....someone has removed access to the videos on Youtube. Friends or family, or perhaps investigating body?
If that doesn't show it was the same pilot......
11th Aug 2015, 23:51
Replies: 47
Views: 9,743
Posted By Typhoon650

All this talk of cockpit security and radicalized...

All this talk of cockpit security and radicalized terrorists but people want the cockpit visits back?
Do you really want to incite impressionable teenagers into following the teachings of the KASA...
5th Aug 2015, 01:40
Replies: 21
Views: 3,781
Posted By Typhoon650

Given the hangers on that always accompany...

Given the hangers on that always accompany politicians (like Remora fish) and the usual police escorts that VIP's of this level seem to need, I don't really think the total cost of a 1 hour motorcade...
5th Aug 2015, 01:32
Replies: 49
Views: 9,689
Posted By Typhoon650

Unfortunately, being principled and doing the...

Unfortunately, being principled and doing the right thing don't get you promoted these days, so unlikely to see any decent management any time soon.
Combine it with the rise of the professional...
31st Jul 2015, 01:29
Replies: 463
Views: 89,015
Posted By Typhoon650

I can remember, as a young kid, flying into...

I can remember, as a young kid, flying into Grafton on an East West Fokker Friendship.
I can also remember descending to the runway at Grafton in fog and the pilot pulling back sharply on the...
30th Jul 2015, 23:59
Replies: 918
Views: 1,029,952
Posted By Typhoon650

Any laminated, cored composite piece would have...

Any laminated, cored composite piece would have it's skin crushed if it had been to any great ocean depth.
Composites float very nicely and do so pretty much indefinitely. The whole point of the...
4th Jul 2015, 02:05
Replies: 5
Views: 3,866
Posted By Typhoon650

I thought someone said no jobs would be lost with...

I thought someone said no jobs would be lost with the 717 maintenance moving to Canberra, but Seek has been hammered with positions for months?
4th Mar 2015, 21:34
Replies: 26
Views: 25,728
Posted By Typhoon650

I wouldn't get too upset. If Qantas's trial of...

I wouldn't get too upset. If Qantas's trial of subcontracting cabin cleaning at CBR was successful, I'm sure eventually ground handling will be subbed out, meaning no QF ground handling.
24th Feb 2015, 22:23
Replies: 88
Views: 68,730
Posted By Typhoon650

I've always wondered, if turbine aircraft...

I've always wondered, if turbine aircraft typically run some sort of fuel heating to warm up fuel for the engines when cruising at altitude, why not design a system that allows recirculation and...
17th Feb 2015, 22:22
Replies: 56
Views: 12,609
Posted By Typhoon650

Virgin used to (probably still do) it at...

Virgin used to (probably still do) it at Canberra. Pax were off in 5 mins easy.
Probably why 30min turnarounds were possible for them.
Mind you, I've seen a Virgin 737 come in to Canberra late and...
31st Dec 2014, 21:34
Replies: 71
Views: 46,065
Posted By Typhoon650

As someone who only flies light aircraft, I would...

As someone who only flies light aircraft, I would be interested to know how long it would take a medium jet (say 737/A320) to complete a circuit and have another go at landing.
Assuming a non...
28th Nov 2014, 20:21
Replies: 50
Views: 15,492
Posted By Typhoon650

Anything with a six cylinder Lycoming look like...

Anything with a six cylinder Lycoming look like it's a write off?
10th Mar 2014, 00:49
Replies: 11,824
Views: 21,256,141
Posted By Typhoon650

Can we please stop talking about submarines being...

Can we please stop talking about submarines being used in the search? A conventional, military size submarine will NOT be operated under the surface in 50-100m of water. It would be akin to trying to...
5th Mar 2014, 19:41
Replies: 20
Views: 7,197
Posted By Typhoon650

Not unusual. I've seen 4 or more aircraft parked...

Not unusual. I've seen 4 or more aircraft parked around the airport when weather is dicey in Sydney or Melbourne, and more than one international flight.
Most common on summer evenings for obvious...
7th Jan 2014, 22:29
Replies: 17
Views: 7,775
Posted By Typhoon650

I just wish they'd put parking aprons next to the...

I just wish they'd put parking aprons next to the Costcos for GA aircraft.
Would make a good enough excuse to fly for a slice of pizza or a hotdog.
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