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5th Nov 2021, 13:18
Replies: 49
Views: 15,008
Posted By PW1830

Damn - pesky pilots seen through the spin

Damn - pesky pilots seen through the spin
10th Oct 2021, 02:14
Replies: 7
Views: 3,628
Posted By PW1830

A valid question on a site where more experienced...

A valid question on a site where more experienced pilots might be able to help. My Flight Navigator Licence notes don't help either.
23rd Jul 2021, 11:45
Replies: 51
Views: 18,366
Posted By PW1830

Look, Learn and move on. If you think it couldn't...

Look, Learn and move on. If you think it couldn't be you................
10th Apr 2021, 09:55
Replies: 64
Views: 16,743
Posted By PW1830

Thats a post for the Pprune Hall of Fame

Thats a post for the Pprune Hall of Fame
30th Jan 2021, 01:35
Replies: 2,533
Views: 972,277
Posted By PW1830

Management would not be doing their job if they...

Management would not be doing their job if they did not consider all options however looney at first sight - lateral thinking can produce solutions.
Interesting rumours originating from the emptiers...
22nd Nov 2020, 22:17
Replies: 22
Views: 6,869
Posted By PW1830

If we'd known that at the time we wouldn't have...

If we'd known that at the time we wouldn't have wasted so much time at low level looking for them:)
18th Nov 2020, 12:06
Replies: 22
Views: 6,869
Posted By PW1830

Lucky there aren't many down there - I've been...

Lucky there aren't many down there - I've been looking in a 747 in the old days pre Erebus and didn't see any
22nd Jun 2020, 08:10
Replies: 1,145
Views: 394,596
Posted By PW1830

Dixon told us when impulse/ jetstar started that...

Dixon told us when impulse/ jetstar started that his strategy was to squeeze virgin between Jetstar at the bottom and Qantas at the top. They would be in no mans land between cheap (and cheerful?)...
1st Jun 2020, 06:29
Replies: 117
Views: 186,620
Posted By PW1830

Good way to break a 767. Read the QAR reports...

Good way to break a 767.
Read the QAR reports of creased fuselages around Door1.
10th Apr 2020, 14:29
Replies: 39
Views: 16,985
Posted By PW1830

Instructors fly and are annually checked on...

Instructors fly and are annually checked on operating from both seats. Never pleasant!
27th Feb 2020, 01:30
Replies: 15
Views: 6,013
Posted By PW1830

Sounds like what the old guys refer to as "as the...

Sounds like what the old guys refer to as "as the most fun you can have with your pants on"
25th Oct 2019, 13:01
Replies: 2,103
Views: 1,001,519
Posted By PW1830

Regardless of the tour of duty a JFK arrival on a...

Regardless of the tour of duty a JFK arrival on a bad day is still harder than a SYD arrival on its worst day.
2nd Sep 2019, 10:37
Replies: 42
Views: 45,146
Posted By PW1830

In 50 years never seen 200kts forecast anywhere -...

In 50 years never seen 200kts forecast anywhere - seen the odd typhoon around Asia.
20th Apr 2019, 00:40
Replies: 908
Views: 1,012,707
Posted By PW1830

When are Boeing going to admit that the rear end...

When are Boeing going to admit that the rear end need to be redesigned?
The mere existence of MSAC indicates a design shortcoming.
11th Feb 2019, 06:50
Replies: 99
Views: 102,191
Posted By PW1830

As above "Due to the chance of ground contact,...

As above
"Due to the chance of ground contact, it was decided not to change any procedure, but rather have both pilots fully concentrating on flying the aeroplane without any distraction ."
...
18th Dec 2018, 01:58
Replies: 23
Views: 3,395
Posted By PW1830

Early days in QF there was some suspicion about...

Early days in QF there was some suspicion about the agenda and those with most to learn learnt the least.
A weekend in Coogee and cold beer on Qf.
14th Dec 2018, 02:19
Replies: 28
Views: 9,628
Posted By PW1830

500ft circuits while avoiding the chicken sheds...

500ft circuits while avoiding the chicken sheds or dumbbells when the wind was all cross during S/O fo F/O endorsement were not holding patterns!
1st Aug 2018, 09:32
Replies: 89
Views: 50,433
Posted By PW1830

Qantas Pilots have been known to be tight with...

Qantas Pilots have been known to be tight with their cash :-( but in this case I have no doubt that the money will not be a problem.
They are both held in extremely high regard as examples of...
29th Mar 2018, 01:47
Replies: 1,213
Views: 759,008
Posted By PW1830

The writing has been on the wall since the Pilots...

The writing has been on the wall since the Pilots Dispute. The denigration of the profession and erosion of conditions by Dixon and successors has removed the role of Pilot as a desirable career...
15th Mar 2018, 03:49
Replies: 18
Views: 8,181
Posted By PW1830

They could hub these out of ,say Singapore, and...

They could hub these out of ,say Singapore, and feed in from the rest of Australia which is currently ignored!
25th Feb 2018, 11:52
Replies: 21
Views: 8,891
Posted By PW1830

James Strong was very supportive of the crew.

James Strong was very supportive of the crew.
29th Dec 2017, 10:19
Replies: 6
Views: 4,301
Posted By PW1830

What's the big deal about a poor quality ...

What's the big deal about a poor quality toothbrush, miniscule tube of toothpaste and crappy eyeshades.
Bring your own - not hard.
23rd Nov 2017, 10:46
Replies: 15
Views: 4,428
Posted By PW1830

A more prudent descent is existing speed, speed...

A more prudent descent is existing speed, speed brake until the possibility of structural damage is eliminated. Existing speed VS Vmo makes little difference to the time,reduces workload in moving...
7th Nov 2017, 11:53
Replies: 74
Views: 12,570
Posted By PW1830

“High capacity pilot” has no meaning in...

“High capacity pilot” has no meaning in Australia. Unless I’ve missed something in the last 50 years - last 20 or so on 747.
5th Nov 2017, 00:50
Replies: 63
Views: 47,918
Posted By PW1830

Approaching Norfolk in a DC4, shut down #3...

Approaching Norfolk in a DC4, shut down #3 engine. LOL calls cabin crew and asks if we are getting close to Norfolk. Cabin crew reassuringly says yes. LOL smugly replies - I thought so they are...
19th Oct 2017, 09:44
Replies: 10
Views: 5,234
Posted By PW1830

Well spotted BigM - good to see pilots answering...

Well spotted BigM - good to see pilots answering you in a civil fashion. The 737 crew probably had a late clearance to conduct the unorthodox departure- educational for everyone ,re how ATC handled...
19th Sep 2017, 03:14
Replies: 45
Views: 14,917
Posted By PW1830

Regs were changed to comply with Breretons view...

Regs were changed to comply with Breretons view on how an airport should function.. Howard had his input too.
18th Sep 2017, 15:03
Replies: 45
Views: 14,917
Posted By PW1830

Spent a long time on the 767 from intro on-...

Spent a long time on the 767 from intro on- nothing to do with us entirely. Probably something to do with the Minister of Aviation - Brereton I recall - forbidding the use of 07/25 that involved his...
16th Sep 2017, 03:19
Replies: 45
Views: 14,917
Posted By PW1830

How many aircraft have 40+kt xwind certification??

How many aircraft have 40+kt xwind certification??
Forum: Tech Log
7th Sep 2017, 13:11
Replies: 22
Views: 5,569
Posted By PW1830

Think of the location of the outflow valves - so...

Think of the location of the outflow valves - so if fully open/unpressurised as the aircraft approaches flare and enters ground effect....
3rd Sep 2017, 13:53
Replies: 63
Views: 30,102
Posted By PW1830

B747-200 were operating to London via...

B747-200 were operating to London via Perth,Bombay from at least 1976.
27th Aug 2017, 07:00
Replies: 4
Views: 2,048
Posted By PW1830

"Simultaneously roll wings level and rotate...

"Simultaneously roll wings level and rotate towards an initial pitch attitude of 15 degrees" is standard terminology for Boeing.
The word "TOWARDS" is usually ignored. Attitude to at least maintain...
8th Jul 2017, 04:00
Replies: 18
Views: 6,796
Posted By PW1830

GT this morning on TV - birds fly into wind, the...

GT this morning on TV - birds fly into wind, the direction aeroplanes takeoff.
Aeroplanes are a lot quieter now.
Thats why aeroplanes can sneak up on them and they get ingested.
Learn...
5th Jul 2017, 02:57
Replies: 18
Views: 6,796
Posted By PW1830

Standing beside the runway in Christchurch - saw...

Standing beside the runway in Christchurch - saw individual plovers take out #1 & #3 on a 747 on takeoff. #1 destroyed, #severe damage - flames from tailpipe, shut down promptly.
About 280t so not...
17th Apr 2017, 08:11
Replies: 104
Views: 53,327
Posted By PW1830

Look Left - there are many here who have been...

Look Left - there are many here who have been around longer than you, actually fly the aircraft in the scenario involved - don't think any of them have been rushing to conclusions.
After 50 years,...
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