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21st May 2016, 10:13
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Posted By hotmetal

Where is the crew oxygen bottle on the 320?

Where is the crew oxygen bottle on the 320?
29th Mar 2015, 10:54
Replies: 3,529
Views: 4,971,451
Posted By hotmetal

Totally agree with that. No ability to identify...

Totally agree with that. No ability to identify where the real threats and danger lie.
29th Mar 2015, 10:43
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Views: 4,971,451
Posted By hotmetal

Because an out of control fire is a real threat...

Because an out of control fire is a real threat to the safety of the aircraft. A real threat. Not a made up media storm threat. It is needed for prising open panels breaking in to areas where a fire...
29th Mar 2015, 10:20
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Views: 4,971,451
Posted By hotmetal

So about 25,000 flights a day in Europe. How many...

So about 25,000 flights a day in Europe. How many man hours are going to be wasted with a flight attendant on the flight deck just in case we get another nutty pilot? That is the craziness. There...
28th Apr 2011, 10:28
Replies: 36
Views: 8,980
Posted By hotmetal

But Nezar Hindawi wasn't picked up due to...

But Nezar Hindawi wasn't picked up due to screening at the airport. It was due to people using some common sense. She was bought a one way ticket in cash by a suspicious man. She had already been...
14th Apr 2011, 18:34
Replies: 22
Views: 1,983
Posted By hotmetal

Six Year Old Frisked in New Orleans

Video: Girl, 6, frisked by security at US airport - Telegraph (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/8450018/Girl-6-frisked-by-security-at-US-airport.html)
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Mar 2011, 22:15
Replies: 49
Views: 3,650
Posted By hotmetal

Why is that? Is erosion of rights, freedoms and...

Why is that? Is erosion of rights, freedoms and civil liberties an inevitable progression in our society?
6th Mar 2011, 21:22
Replies: 68
Views: 9,840
Posted By hotmetal

The lawful right to take photos in the UK is not...

The lawful right to take photos in the UK is not limited to 'public land'. What is public land anyway? Almost every square inch apart from a few areas of ancient common land are owned by somebody. I...
26th Feb 2011, 12:52
Replies: 40
Views: 6,250
Posted By hotmetal

It's a bit like me opening my house to the public...

It's a bit like me opening my house to the public but deciding I will be very strict about security. I will randomly subject members of the public to intimate searches and strip searches and if I...
26th Feb 2011, 09:28
Replies: 68
Views: 9,840
Posted By hotmetal

A lot of people suppose this. In the UK in public...

A lot of people suppose this. In the UK in public places there is not a right not to be filmed. There is no presumption of privacy in a public place in the UK. I am thinking of streets in towns so an...
26th Feb 2011, 09:07
Replies: 40
Views: 6,250
Posted By hotmetal

The staff do not have to comply with strip...

The staff do not have to comply with strip searches and nor does anybody else. Would it be reasonable for the police to strip search somebody in these circumstances? They could not do so. Police and...
21st Feb 2011, 20:12
Replies: 68
Views: 9,840
Posted By hotmetal

Please keep up at the back. Section 44 was...

Please keep up at the back. Section 44 was suspended by the government in July 2010 pending a review. The review recommended its repeal. It has, however, also recommended that there be provision for...
20th Feb 2011, 06:16
Replies: 40
Views: 6,250
Posted By hotmetal

Some flights to the middle east have secondary...

Some flights to the middle east have secondary screening.
16th Feb 2011, 10:56
Replies: 40
Views: 6,250
Posted By hotmetal

Don't US flights have any secondary screening...

Don't US flights have any secondary screening sometimes? How about El Al?
16th Feb 2011, 09:02
Replies: 40
Views: 6,250
Posted By hotmetal

Maybe. Its in the blog of David Allen Green who...

Maybe. Its in the blog of David Allen Green who is legal correspondent for the New Statesman.
15th Feb 2011, 18:39
Replies: 40
Views: 6,250
Posted By hotmetal

Trousers Off Please

From the blog of David Allen Green

Sunday, 13 February 2011
My Trousers and Airport Security

Late one recent Saturday evening, I am standing at a departure gate at Heathrow Airport. It is the...
Forum: ATC Issues
12th Feb 2011, 22:49
Replies: 14
Views: 2,841
Posted By hotmetal

Goodness knows why in the 21st century important...

Goodness knows why in the 21st century important information about runway state is given in some sort of code. Madness. Why should I have to 'decode' it?
8th Feb 2011, 19:05
Replies: 58
Views: 9,419
Posted By hotmetal

Now you're just making reasons up that sort of...

Now you're just making reasons up that sort of fit. That wasn't the purpose of the bag. There are less liquids going through xray machines now than prior to 2006. This is just as I predicted in 2006....
Forum: Jet Blast
8th Feb 2011, 13:14
Replies: 30
Views: 2,810
Posted By hotmetal

That's not the full story though. Knives are not...

That's not the full story though. Knives are not illegal in the UK and it's not illegal to carry one. If you do you just have to have a reasonable excuse or lawful authority. A reasonable excuse it...
6th Feb 2011, 17:22
Replies: 58
Views: 9,419
Posted By hotmetal

Well one example of people who have to put up...

Well one example of people who have to put up with the airport security theatre are professional pilots on a 5 day tour around Europe with no facility to check baggage in the hold. Trusted with 60m...
Forum: ATC Issues
5th Feb 2011, 11:07
Replies: 23
Views: 3,722
Posted By hotmetal

Doesn't that support my argument? You can say...

Doesn't that support my argument? You can say what you want and people will still occasionally make errors. Just constantly saying an unnecessary instruction may give an illusion of security but...
Forum: ATC Issues
4th Feb 2011, 18:29
Replies: 23
Views: 3,722
Posted By hotmetal

I suspect it is a habit that has crept in too....

I suspect it is a habit that has crept in too. The 'can't go down and slow down' thing is obviously true to a certain extent but what I would like to do if I know I will be holding is to use a...
Forum: ATC Issues
4th Feb 2011, 16:40
Replies: 23
Views: 3,722
Posted By hotmetal

When level reduce to holding speed

This instruction has been common for quite a few years but before that we were simply given be level by saber/tiger etc and we could reduce speed at our discretion if holding. If I make the...
Forum: ATC Issues
24th Jan 2011, 19:24
Replies: 18
Views: 3,072
Posted By hotmetal

Manchester's always wet runway?

What is the reason that the runway at Manchester is promulgated as wet when it is obviously dry? This afternoon 23L was dry as a bone and promulgated as wet. Aprons all dry too. Had it even rained...
20th Jan 2011, 21:22
Replies: 0
Views: 1,332
Posted By hotmetal

Great British Airline Classics on DVD?

Does anybody know if the series of films Great British Airline Classics are available on DVD? A retired pilot friend of ours has the set on VHS but wants them on DVD.
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