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13th Oct 2022, 17:45
Replies: 267
Views: 71,766
Posted By RVF750

As someone who was trained to fly into JSI this...

As someone who was trained to fly into JSI this year and have been several times, I wouldn't dream of "dipping in" like shown in the videos. The performance calculations are always factored anyway,...
22nd Sep 2022, 19:59
Replies: 8
Views: 4,282
Posted By RVF750

Q400 is 500% the aircraft that the ATR is,...

Q400 is 500% the aircraft that the ATR is, unfortunately it was always a lot more expensive to buy and lease. ATR cornered the market by virtually giving them away.
24th Jun 2022, 21:21
Replies: 532
Views: 110,315
Posted By RVF750

You can't get CAT2 on Rwy 26. Not now or ever...

You can't get CAT2 on Rwy 26. Not now or ever unfortunately. For a CAT2 approach you need terra firma under you are 100ft RA. The lighting is the same for CAT2 and CAT3 but you need solid ground...
9th Apr 2022, 13:38
Replies: 532
Views: 110,315
Posted By RVF750

The Loganair ATR went tech in Liverpool last...

The Loganair ATR went tech in Liverpool last night. Just poor timing really. These things happen. Far too often for a 6 year old aircraft though..
31st Jan 2022, 18:27
Replies: 58
Views: 35,651
Posted By RVF750

I landed into GVA once in a blizzard just as the...

I landed into GVA once in a blizzard just as the airfield surface de-icing had given up. managed to pick up the RET edge lights just enough to clear the runway but had to stop and ask for guidance...
14th Jan 2022, 16:20
Replies: 532
Views: 110,315
Posted By RVF750

They could already get A320 and B737 and the...

They could already get A320 and B737 and the occasional B757 in. Just quite compromised in terms of load for departures. It was indeed a big step backwards, wanted by nobody and has caused issues...
9th Jan 2022, 20:53
Replies: 532
Views: 110,315
Posted By RVF750

When the Extension was done, the GP antenna was...

When the Extension was done, the GP antenna was moved to the other side and relocated 60m closer to the sea. This was against the strong advice of all of the Island Operators present at an operations...
9th Jan 2022, 20:43
Replies: 756
Views: 412,958
Posted By RVF750

Daz, it's the 737-800 that don't have windows at...

Daz, it's the 737-800 that don't have windows at some of the seats. This is due to the uprisers from the air conditioning packs under the floor. There are two blank window spaces on the left and one...
Forum: Tech Log
9th Jan 2022, 17:40
Replies: 8
Views: 2,101
Posted By RVF750

I would have thought Collins or whoever you are...

I would have thought Collins or whoever you are contracted with would be in a far better position to help you than folks on PPRuNe?
Forum: Tech Log
8th Jan 2022, 19:12
Replies: 13
Views: 1,305
Posted By RVF750

Our Aircraft have latitude limitations in the...

Our Aircraft have latitude limitations in the Part A for that reason. You really do have to wonder if your Avionics designers intended to operate at such high latitudes?
23rd Dec 2021, 22:40
Replies: 5
Views: 3,040
Posted By RVF750

The ONLY turkish I would ever recommend is...

The ONLY turkish I would ever recommend is Sunexpress. They pay in Euro and are a very professional well run outfit, but like all Turkish companies, if they pay you, they own you.
19th Nov 2021, 21:48
Replies: 114
Views: 14,652
Posted By RVF750

What a fascinating thread! My 20p worth. ...

What a fascinating thread!

My 20p worth.

Although a home sim can teach you a lot about systems and check lists, it's very limited and practically pointless in handling. Almost all yokes,...
10th Nov 2021, 17:33
Replies: 37
Views: 23,930
Posted By RVF750

Just hope their Spanish based crew get back onto...

Just hope their Spanish based crew get back onto full salary ASAP too.
6th Nov 2021, 21:00
Replies: 161
Views: 37,054
Posted By RVF750

I'm lucky enough to have benefited from the David...

I'm lucky enough to have benefited from the David Coulson GFT party trick. it's true, once the prop stops, (and he threw the key in the back!) it really wasn't a great deal like a PFL! I did manage...
Forum: Tech Log
30th Oct 2021, 21:19
Replies: 69
Views: 15,745
Posted By RVF750

Funny, with our lot, and I must admit to it...

Funny, with our lot, and I must admit to it myself, we wind it up rapidly with a flick and then down to the MAP, like it won't notice and snag on the way up or something. Comedy gold but it's a...
23rd Oct 2021, 12:22
Replies: 77
Views: 15,548
Posted By RVF750

And I'll now re-read it, since it's been a few...

And I'll now re-read it, since it's been a few years. It really shows the technology leap that's been made that you can read it on the EFB at 41,000ft on the way back from a Greek night flight, which...
Forum: Tech Log
23rd Oct 2021, 12:15
Replies: 31
Views: 5,304
Posted By RVF750

Yes, it's normal. You tend to go up in 2,000ft...

Yes, it's normal. You tend to go up in 2,000ft increments. However, winds change aloft and sometimes your flight plan may well ask you to drop down 2,000ft to take advantage of a jetstream for...
21st Oct 2021, 10:49
Replies: 1,479
Views: 534,041
Posted By RVF750

A good friend of mine, with a lot of experience...

A good friend of mine, with a lot of experience in the industry said to me at the time, with the crazy leasing structure in place due to past Walker Trust dealings, they never stood a chance. The...
6th Oct 2021, 10:30
Replies: 756
Views: 412,958
Posted By RVF750

There are 5 737-800s in their fleet that are...

There are 5 737-800s in their fleet that are older than all their remaining -300s. You wouldn't know it though. All are in very clean, tidy condition. I suspect the new order fits in well with B757...
21st Sep 2021, 16:03
Replies: 1,479
Views: 534,041
Posted By RVF750

They did. It's called a Q400. However, when you...

They did. It's called a Q400. However, when you end up paying near enough 3 x the real leasing cost you've got no chance to make money.
Forum: Tech Log
6th Sep 2021, 17:05
Replies: 26
Views: 6,502
Posted By RVF750

We don't have the choice. Just CI and ECON all...

We don't have the choice. Just CI and ECON all the time. Policy of dumbing down to prepare us to fly the French things soon.
15th Jul 2021, 17:38
Replies: 1,479
Views: 534,041
Posted By RVF750

The bases, aircraft and crews were not what did...

The bases, aircraft and crews were not what did for the old Flybe. It was the excessive aircraft leases carried over from the old Walker Trust days that dragged it down. Remember that. Other than...
18th Jun 2021, 17:25
Replies: 264
Views: 86,385
Posted By RVF750

Reducing to one pilot is a manager's wet dream....

Reducing to one pilot is a manager's wet dream. REmember the most important part though. Any single pilot aircraft needs to be simple enough that a day 1 second officer can fly it safely. They'll...
2nd May 2021, 11:54
Replies: 532
Views: 110,315
Posted By RVF750

The Ettyl/Stobart/Flybe/Loganair/Eastern fight is...

The Ettyl/Stobart/Flybe/Loganair/Eastern fight is only just about to start. It's going to be messy, bloody and will probably last a year or two until the survivors become apparent. I suspect we'll be...
17th Apr 2021, 11:06
Replies: 1,479
Views: 534,041
Posted By RVF750

I sincerely hope they manage to pull it off. So...

I sincerely hope they manage to pull it off. So many good friends driving delivery vans right now who deserve to be back in the air. I would think Southampton and Birmingham may well be the most...
14th Apr 2021, 17:02
Replies: 81
Views: 31,243
Posted By RVF750

Yes, but if they can't make money they'll not...

Yes, but if they can't make money they'll not bother. Daily morning and evening flights to Manchester historically only make money on some days and times of the week. That's the nature of it. If you...
20th Mar 2021, 14:50
Replies: 11
Views: 3,419
Posted By RVF750

Most importantly is brightness! At night, on...

Most importantly is brightness! At night, on minimum brightness EGCC's L.E.D. taxiway lighting requires me to wear sunglasses! Far too bright. Let's hope the system you are planning has sorted that...
20th Mar 2021, 12:38
Replies: 14
Views: 16,567
Posted By RVF750

We were targeted many years ago, not very...

We were targeted many years ago, not very accurate and I might have risked it a bit spotting it but with Google Earth up I was actually able to pinpoint the actual house it had come from! Hint is if...
5th Mar 2021, 12:59
Replies: 281
Views: 38,315
Posted By RVF750

You can see it has 2 landing legs failed,...

You can see it has 2 landing legs failed, specifically the one that should have touched first. Plus it was still descending far too fast. So a proper heavy landing. Cracks and damage expected. One...
Forum: Tech Log
1st Mar 2021, 15:38
Replies: 10
Views: 2,632
Posted By RVF750

It's pedantic really. How does an RMI work? The...

It's pedantic really. How does an RMI work? The answer is very well, thankyou, but an HSI is better! Actually I'll happily take one of each over a sodding OBS and ADF any day!
1st Mar 2021, 15:34
Replies: 872
Views: 905,442
Posted By RVF750

Experience (funny that) has taught me that it's...

Experience (funny that) has taught me that it's often the new person on type, either seat, who is more recently through the type rating who can remember some obscure and important fact rather than...
16th Feb 2021, 15:15
Replies: 62
Views: 31,048
Posted By RVF750

I take the Winter off at my outfit, so it's usual...

I take the Winter off at my outfit, so it's usual to not have flown for 4 months when I go back into the SIM. I find it's not the hand flying but the overall environment that adds to your workload, I...
13th Feb 2021, 14:12
Replies: 1,479
Views: 534,041
Posted By RVF750

Ah, the Walker Accountants.....happy memories...

Ah, the Walker Accountants.....happy memories (not). All those shell companies leasing aircraft back to Flybe to squeeze as much money out as possible before any tax was paid. Any time they were...
11th Feb 2021, 12:39
Replies: 62
Views: 31,048
Posted By RVF750

Interesting handling skills.....

Interesting handling skills.....
8th Feb 2021, 11:09
Replies: 278
Views: 50,152
Posted By RVF750

For me it has to be the Merlin. Yes, you really...

For me it has to be the Merlin. Yes, you really can tell the difference between the DB601, the Merlin and the Griffon. 3 and 4 bladed Merlins also, but only if you really concentrate. It's not just...
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