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14th Apr 2015, 17:35
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Posted By moggiee

I have in my logbook a Cmk1 flight of 9.35...

I have in my logbook a Cmk1 flight of 9.35 un-refuelled (Las Vegas - Brize) so the timing could be manageable.
Forum: Middle East
20th Dec 2014, 17:29
Replies: 9
Views: 9,712
Posted By moggiee

I seem to remember the B747 going through similar...

I seem to remember the B747 going through similar difficulties early in its lifespan - I expect that the A380 will survive.
20th Aug 2014, 12:37
Replies: 235
Views: 36,300
Posted By moggiee

Wasn't there some sort of RAF mnemonic used for...

Wasn't there some sort of RAF mnemonic used for preparing to join/rejoin the airfield? I'm not talking of FREDA or it's many variations, but something that actually guided the student pilot (JP3...
29th Apr 2014, 16:17
Replies: 5
Views: 2,087
Posted By moggiee

I saw this sad news on the BBC website and whilst...

I saw this sad news on the BBC website and whilst I didn't know your father I would like to send my commiserations to you all and to thank him for what he did for his country and its allies.
29th Apr 2014, 16:14
Replies: 4,857
Views: 1,267,485
Posted By moggiee

The CO of my old ATC Sqn didn't seem to...

The CO of my old ATC Sqn didn't seem to appreciate the "Air" part - all he wanted to do was field a team for the Nijmegen marches. He didn't like it when I told him that if I'd wanted to do a lot of...
29th Apr 2014, 15:48
Replies: 377
Views: 345,430
Posted By moggiee

There's one out here at a not-so-secret airport...

There's one out here at a not-so-secret airport in the UAE at the moment. It's not an especially elegant aeroplane but certainly seems to be an impressive performer
Forum: Middle East
23rd Apr 2014, 03:37
Replies: 18
Views: 7,073
Posted By moggiee

Take cash out of the ATM, drive to AD, send money...

Take cash out of the ATM, drive to AD, send money via someone like Al Ansari exchange. Job done.

I already use the exchanges because they are quicker and cheaper than my bank
Forum: Middle East
21st Apr 2014, 04:21
Replies: 16
Views: 4,310
Posted By moggiee

There's a place in Fujairah that can do it. Try...

There's a place in Fujairah that can do it. Try asking Fujairah Aviation Academy for details.
Forum: Middle East
21st Apr 2014, 04:18
Replies: 13
Views: 5,597
Posted By moggiee

Because they deserve it. They had one branch in...

Because they deserve it. They had one branch in Al Ain - but recently closed it so that (according to their letter) they can "provide customers with a better service".

When I requested a new...
16th Mar 2014, 19:45
Replies: 17
Views: 4,718
Posted By moggiee

Utterly splendid

Utterly splendid
16th Mar 2014, 19:22
Replies: 36
Views: 12,807
Posted By moggiee

As well as Mr Sharpend, we had a second one-eyed...

As well as Mr Sharpend, we had a second one-eyed VC10 driver at Brize - initials "JR" - who was one of the OCU instructors when Sharpend and I were on the OCU course together (I as just a VERY young...
20th Dec 2013, 20:37
Replies: 46
Views: 9,539
Posted By moggiee

That doesn't surprise me. There may be a lot of...

That doesn't surprise me. There may be a lot of money in this country but there is also a marked reluctance to spend it, even when the deal being offered is a good one. Very often quality suffers...
14th Dec 2013, 18:42
Replies: 123
Views: 29,378
Posted By moggiee

Good question - too many years and beers have...

Good question - too many years and beers have passed for me to be sure but I would imagine the reported steady speed would be the one used.
9th Dec 2013, 19:32
Replies: 129
Views: 43,709
Posted By moggiee

I'd like to say a big "THANK YOU" to Trevor "The...

I'd like to say a big "THANK YOU" to Trevor "The Wevver" Calvert at Brize in the '80s - the best met man I ever met. I remember battling in to Ops one snowy morning for an early departure (Deci or...
8th Dec 2013, 17:53
Replies: 82
Views: 12,879
Posted By moggiee

The sentence is pretty much what I expected - the...

The sentence is pretty much what I expected - the judge must have taken note of the circumstances when working it out.
29th Nov 2013, 05:13
Replies: 78
Views: 13,640
Posted By moggiee

Whatever the rules are, they are capable of being...

Whatever the rules are, they are capable of being re-written where appropriate :)
28th Nov 2013, 16:23
Replies: 78
Views: 13,640
Posted By moggiee

Davita: don't forget that when BA started...

Davita: don't forget that when BA started retiring Tristars, quite a number of their FEs went through pilot training at BAe Flight Training, Prestwick and subsequently continued their BA careers on...
23rd Nov 2013, 18:23
Replies: 123
Views: 29,378
Posted By moggiee

Not so - the performance manual for (for example)...

Not so - the performance manual for (for example) a B737-400 will give you a VREF for each configuration - so you would have speeds such as VREF30 and VREF40 where the number in the title indicates...
22nd Nov 2013, 19:34
Replies: 86
Views: 17,611
Posted By moggiee

Not only that, they were fitted by the airframe...

Not only that, they were fitted by the airframe manufacturer during its build
22nd Nov 2013, 04:53
Replies: 86
Views: 17,611
Posted By moggiee

You mean like the E3 and rivet Joint? Oh wait,...

You mean like the E3 and rivet Joint? Oh wait, they were almost identical to the USAF spec ones so you must mean the Tristars that were re-engined? No, those are still on the original engines so...
17th Nov 2013, 16:26
Replies: 88
Views: 13,442
Posted By moggiee

A good article - and one which highlights some of...

A good article - and one which highlights some of the complexities and surreal elements of the job.

I do feel that these machines should only be in the hands of military operators (or...
17th Nov 2013, 15:36
Replies: 317
Views: 109,403
Posted By moggiee

I'd have been pretty comfortable with it, too, I...

I'd have been pretty comfortable with it, too, I think.

To be fair to the crew none of us were there - THEY make the decisions dependent upon the information that THEY had available to them from a...
17th Nov 2013, 13:49
Replies: 88
Views: 13,442
Posted By moggiee

There are drones, then there are drones and then...

There are drones, then there are drones and then there are drones.....be careful not to tar them all with the same brush

There are drones (I prefer the term UAV) that are unmanned surveillance...
16th Nov 2013, 18:24
Replies: 88
Views: 13,442
Posted By moggiee

A "locally produced and operated" one came down...

A "locally produced and operated" one came down on the town where I live just a couple of days ago. A couple of blocks away from a royal palace.......although to be fair, everywhere is only a couple...
Replies: 9
Views: 1,577
Posted By moggiee

Exactly. Cheaper AND better training value. ...

Exactly. Cheaper AND better training value. Sure, you need the aeroplane for the real-world One Eng Inop flying and exposure to real-world ATC but in every other respect the sim beats the aeroplane...
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