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Forum: Jet Blast
20th Jul 2019, 17:27
Replies: 182
Views: 28,051
Posted By Jo90

I recommend a 12 part audio series on the BBC...

I recommend a 12 part audio series on the BBC Sounds app called 13 minutes to the moon. The presenter is Dr Kevin Fong who, among other things, worked at NASA for a time. In episode 11 you can listen...
15th Mar 2019, 12:48
Replies: 5,127
Views: 10,279,669
Posted By Jo90

Having read (well skimmed) the interim report of...

Having read (well skimmed) the interim report of the Lion accident particularly the part relating to the previous flight, it occurs to me that following a flight with major instrument discrepancies,...
2nd May 2018, 08:50
Replies: 35
Views: 12,987
Posted By Jo90

Local news website reporting that in the first...

Local news website reporting that in the first four months of 2018 there were 496 diversions from FNC due wind outside limits. A remarkable number though I suspect they are counting all the codeshare...
29th Apr 2018, 13:17
Replies: 35
Views: 12,987
Posted By Jo90

Here's a quote from a Madeiran news blog: ...

Here's a quote from a Madeiran news blog:

https://www.madeiraislandnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/calado-protec3a7c3a3o-civil-759x500.jpgWIND LIMITS REMAIN FOR SAFETY AT MADEIRA AIRPORTTOBI...
28th Apr 2018, 18:28
Replies: 35
Views: 12,987
Posted By Jo90

Wind Limits Funchal

In an unusually windy winter/spring there have been a great many diversions from LPMA. I read that the quite restrictive wind limits are under review by the portuguese authorities. It's said these...
13th Feb 2017, 11:07
Replies: 39
Views: 13,746
Posted By Jo90

Just Curious

Are all the Nigels on BA's 318/19/20 fleet qualified for crossing the pond and the steep approach into LCY or is just a select few?
2nd Nov 2015, 17:09
Replies: 2,082
Views: 2,282,540
Posted By Jo90

A question for someone with airbus technical knowledge

It appears that the event happened as the aircraft approached TOC. Would the cabin altitude still have been increasing at that time?
Forum: Tech Log
20th Sep 2014, 14:53
Replies: 69
Views: 16,359
Posted By Jo90

When my company added 767s (with carbon brakes)...

When my company added 767s (with carbon brakes) to our 757 fleet it was immediately clear that manual application of the brakes without an unseemly jerk was just not possible however feather toed you...
1st Jun 2013, 21:20
Replies: 992
Views: 950,535
Posted By Jo90

Apologies if someone has already asked this...

Apologies if someone has already asked this question. I can't claim to have ploughed through all 39 pages of the thread!

Why don't the cowling hinges incorporate a spring to partially but readily...
15th Apr 2013, 16:08
Replies: 15
Views: 7,842
Posted By Jo90

Filed a deermiss report back in the eighties at...

Filed a deermiss report back in the eighties at Basel.

I was headsdown in LHS. P2 handling night time take off. Just as I called 'rotate' he called 'Oh S**T!' . Once uneventfully airborne he...
19th Mar 2013, 16:10
Replies: 48
Views: 21,541
Posted By Jo90

Mary M Chicago is a sensible guess but it...

Mary M

Chicago is a sensible guess but it was in fact FCO
18th Mar 2013, 17:27
Replies: 48
Views: 21,541
Posted By Jo90

Many Boeings have a minimal checklist attached to...

Many Boeings have a minimal checklist attached to the control wheel. My company never used these but there was a sliding marker along one side presumably meant to be used as an aide memoir for how...
Forum: Tech Log
12th Jul 2011, 15:39
Replies: 32
Views: 13,532
Posted By Jo90

Surely the prime objective in a XWind landing is...

Surely the prime objective in a XWind landing is to have the beast tracking parallel with the centreline at touchdown. If this is not achieved there is a sporting chance that momentum will overcome...
Forum: Tech Log
4th Feb 2011, 09:45
Replies: 316
Views: 50,707
Posted By Jo90

Another boost story

Full load ex GVA. R/W 24 in use. Wind calm. Boost required (high terrain to the SW for anyone unfamiliar with Geneva).
Lined up for departure but boost would not start. Taxied back towards the ramp...
Forum: Tech Log
4th Dec 2010, 09:53
Replies: 316
Views: 50,707
Posted By Jo90

I've been trying to remember the type number of...

I've been trying to remember the type number of the boost engine but no joy.

I believe it was originally designed to provide vertical lift for some proposed vtol fighter that never got built....
Forum: Tech Log
22nd Nov 2010, 13:57
Replies: 316
Views: 50,707
Posted By Jo90

The reason why NHP handled the throttles on...

The reason why NHP handled the throttles on approach is that the throttles were so far forward that you could not properly reach them when fully open without leaning forward. This would hardly aid...
Forum: Tech Log
4th Nov 2010, 07:58
Replies: 2,052
Views: 1,191,386
Posted By Jo90

Fuel comparison

No experience on 737, nor, sadly, on Concorde but do recall an occasion when travelling from Compass Centre on northside of LHR to T4 on the south side in the BA001 crew's van when we got to...
Forum: Tech Log
19th Sep 2010, 15:39
Replies: 2,052
Views: 1,191,386
Posted By Jo90

Vortex Lift

There have been a couple of references in this fascinating thread to vortex lift.

I'm sure we've all seen videos of Concorde arrivals and departures where you can see those huge 'wing tip'...
Forum: Tech Log
24th Aug 2010, 13:59
Replies: 2,052
Views: 1,191,386
Posted By Jo90

Fascinating thread. Please keep it going. I...

Fascinating thread. Please keep it going.

I see from photo in post 66 that pitch attitude at Mach 2 was about 4 nu. Could you say what attitudes were normal at other stages of flight?

I think I...
Forum: Tech Log
7th Jul 2010, 14:03
Replies: 41
Views: 6,918
Posted By Jo90

Great programme. Can someone explain how it...

Great programme.

Can someone explain how it is possible to run a blade above the melting point of the alloy it's made from. Is it something to do with the cooling air preventing the accumulation...
Forum: Tech Log
31st May 2010, 08:44
Replies: 23
Views: 18,886
Posted By Jo90

Personally I have always considered that keeping...

Personally I have always considered that keeping as good a lookout as conditions permit is basic good airmanship. Reducing the sun's glare on your face improves your ability to maintain that lookout....
Forum: Tech Log
26th Feb 2010, 08:54
Replies: 5
Views: 1,500
Posted By Jo90

Thanks. Much as I would have guessed. Jo

Thanks. Much as I would have guessed.

Jo
Forum: Tech Log
23rd Feb 2010, 15:28
Replies: 5
Views: 1,500
Posted By Jo90

A318 Limits at LCY

Just being nosey. What approach limits apply from the steep approach?

Are Xwind limits any different?
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Jun 2009, 15:39
Replies: 493
Views: 70,295
Posted By Jo90

Thought for the day. Q.When is the most...

Thought for the day.

Q.When is the most likely time to have a lightening strike?
A. When you're picking your way among a mass of Cbs (eg the ITCZ).

Q. Which part of your aircraft is most...
3rd Jun 2009, 15:39
Replies: 947
Views: 1,041,841
Posted By Jo90

Thought for the day. Q.When is the most...

Thought for the day.

Q.When is the most likely time to have a lightening strike?
A. When you're picking your way among a mass of Cbs (eg the ITCZ).

Q. Which part of your aircraft is most...
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