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6th Jan 2022, 05:53
Replies: 27
Views: 14,642
Posted By TopBunk

ATC were certainly aware, the sparks created by...

ATC were certainly aware, the sparks created by the tailscrape were clearly visible to them!
14th Oct 2021, 20:37
Replies: 33
Views: 13,054
Posted By TopBunk

Should have been allowed to perish a couple of...

Should have been allowed to perish a couple of decades ago.

Bye bye, you'll not be missed!
10th Oct 2021, 17:58
Replies: 18
Views: 5,508
Posted By TopBunk

Ah yes, aka Braincrank. Spent many weeks...

Ah yes, aka Braincrank.

Spent many weeks there with few good memories! I have watched the videos and many of the locations were familiar to me.
Forum: Questions
7th Oct 2021, 11:21
Replies: 4
Views: 891
Posted By TopBunk

Semantics, I know, but it is Manual Reversion and...

Semantics, I know, but it is Manual Reversion and not Manual Reversing.

As in reverts to manual control from hydraulic assistance.

Practiced in the simulator for qualified pilots and on air...
Forum: Tech Log
25th Mar 2021, 13:54
Replies: 47
Views: 7,109
Posted By TopBunk

While flying true tracks would probably be the...

While flying true tracks would probably be the gold standard, surely until every aircraft using the airspace can do that you have to cater for those that can't?
Forum: Tech Log
23rd Mar 2021, 14:52
Replies: 16
Views: 3,060
Posted By TopBunk

I would have thought that if you need to ask 'Is...

I would have thought that if you need to ask 'Is this too quick for the wipers' then you probably don't need the wipers!
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Mar 2021, 23:21
Replies: 47
Views: 3,664
Posted By TopBunk

I, too, have saluted him this evening by raising...

I, too, have saluted him this evening by raising a glass to his memory.

I would like to add Peter Alliss and Alex Hay (Golf) to the notables previously mentioned.

Salut!
Forum: Tech Log
6th Feb 2021, 10:24
Replies: 4
Views: 1,464
Posted By TopBunk

I first joined the fleet in mid 1997 and left in...

I first joined the fleet in mid 1997 and left in mid 2001. The GPS units were being fitted in that timeframe.

I'd go along with Eckhard's thoughts.
1st Feb 2021, 03:38
Replies: 21
Views: 11,243
Posted By TopBunk

Vokes I understand that the UAE importslots...

Vokes

I understand that the UAE importslots of stuff from everywhere to function as (apart from oil) it manufactures diddly squat.

Hence the main point of my question, what freight is shipped...
31st Jan 2021, 12:27
Replies: 21
Views: 11,243
Posted By TopBunk

As a matter of interest and curiosity, what...

As a matter of interest and curiosity, what freight gets shipped from the UAE around the world?

I can only imagine that they must consolidate goods in the UAE from elsewhere and onwards ship as I...
Forum: Tech Log
5th Jan 2021, 06:57
Replies: 37
Views: 7,929
Posted By TopBunk

As an aside, I recall flying over Siberia in...

As an aside, I recall flying over Siberia in winter probably about 15 years ago.

We were in a B744 @ FL370 or so. The SAT outside was pretty much standard ISA at about -56degC, the temperature on...
24th Nov 2020, 19:30
Replies: 18
Views: 4,711
Posted By TopBunk

If you have stuff you will never need again what...

If you have stuff you will never need again what should you do?

Throw it away or try to sell it and raise some cash to support the business?

I'm not quite sure of the ownership of the...
Forum: Tech Log
22nd Nov 2020, 19:35
Replies: 9
Views: 1,404
Posted By TopBunk

No GIV specific knowledge, but after take off...

No GIV specific knowledge, but after take off isn't the nosewheel braked by a snubber or somesuch on retraction into the wheel well?

Is the snubber worn/missing?
Replies: 11
Views: 3,159
Posted By TopBunk

At a VERY quick glance, in your first example you...

At a VERY quick glance, in your first example you state a 3.5deg glideslope to get your answer.

In the second example you then use a 3 deg glideslope?

I'm obviously missing something
Forum: Tech Log
7th Nov 2020, 07:02
Replies: 16
Views: 2,932
Posted By TopBunk

I'd suggest that on an otherwise unrestricted...

I'd suggest that on an otherwise unrestricted route,that you plan for a cruise segment of at least 10 minutes, you don't really want a parabolic up-down lob (you were talking B737 sized aircraft)..
...
17th Jul 2020, 17:13
Replies: 178
Views: 50,758
Posted By TopBunk

Dixi I think you'll find that BA have...

Dixi

I think you'll find that BA have operated 57 B747-400's. I further believe the other 3 were probably GSS operated freighters on a cargo contract.
16th Jul 2020, 23:14
Replies: 2,035
Views: 1,742,620
Posted By TopBunk

GS My heartfelt thoughts and best wishes are...

GS

My heartfelt thoughts and best wishes are with you and my former colleagues (and current friends) on the fleet.
16th Jul 2020, 23:00
Replies: 2,035
Views: 1,742,620
Posted By TopBunk

Angry GS I would think that the consultation is...

GS

I would think that the consultation is more about what happens to those on the fleet rather than the aircraft being brought back, unfortunately :cry
16th Jul 2020, 22:44
Replies: 2,035
Views: 1,742,620
Posted By TopBunk

Apparently BA have announced by internal email...

Apparently BA have announced by internal email this evening that the B747-400 fleet will not return to service.

A VERY sad day as a retired BA B747-400 captain.
26th Jun 2020, 19:08
Replies: 2,035
Views: 1,742,620
Posted By TopBunk

FFS Longtimer, How can you ask that question...

FFS Longtimer,

How can you ask that question when no proposal is on the table and no such question has been asked of the pilots?

Show some decorum, man
23rd Jun 2020, 20:10
Replies: 42
Views: 10,561
Posted By TopBunk

Vortex, As I said, I didn't want to talk...

Vortex,

As I said, I didn't want to talk about the message so as to detract from my point (I may agree with your sentiment, or not), but to look at the legality of the flight.

From what I could...
23rd Jun 2020, 19:47
Replies: 42
Views: 10,561
Posted By TopBunk

Rather than the message on the banner, how does a...

Rather than the message on the banner, how does a SEP aircraft towing a banner over a city comply with the ANO regarding landing in the event of an engine failure?

There may be a case to answer by...
Forum: Tech Log
3rd May 2020, 12:16
Replies: 21
Views: 3,854
Posted By TopBunk

Musta I'm sure you meant to say 'maintain...

Musta

I'm sure you meant to say 'maintain 6000ft on QNH' and not FL60
21st Apr 2020, 14:38
Replies: 19
Views: 7,304
Posted By TopBunk

Thumbs up Thanks Denti. Great tip

Thanks Denti. Great tip
9th Apr 2020, 08:54
Replies: 98
Views: 30,026
Posted By TopBunk

You could also go to White Hart Lane and sit in...

You could also go to White Hart Lane and sit in the Spurs trophy room ;)
14th Mar 2020, 06:22
Replies: 57
Views: 33,177
Posted By TopBunk

hongi /ˈhɒŋi/ noun NZ noun: hongi;...

hongi
/ˈhɒŋi/

noun
NZ
noun: hongi; plural noun: hongis

a traditional Maori greeting in which people press their noses together.

Took all of 2 seconds to find out!
Forum: Tech Log
2nd Mar 2020, 20:35
Replies: 14
Views: 4,277
Posted By TopBunk

I don't recall F20 on the 737! F25, was an...

I don't recall F20 on the 737!

F25, was an option for T/O, although I don't recall ever using more than 10.

B737-2/-3/-4 experienced - many years ago!
Forum: Tech Log
21st Aug 2019, 11:00
Replies: 26
Views: 6,056
Posted By TopBunk

What circumstances would require you to need...

What circumstances would require you to need extra thrust?

To gain extra ROC you can trade airspeed/Mach for a (short) while. Anything else could and maybe should require a call to ATC saying...
Forum: Middle East
18th Aug 2019, 07:42
Replies: 6
Views: 7,399
Posted By TopBunk

Were they ever:mad:

Were they ever:mad:
Forum: Tech Log
22nd Jul 2019, 16:59
Replies: 22
Views: 7,862
Posted By TopBunk

Trawling through my old (10yrs) copy of the...

Trawling through my old (10yrs) copy of the CDL/MEL manual, for an A321 the following penalties apply for a single missing wingtip fence:

T/O and approach limiting weights reduced by 8910kgs
One...
Forum: Questions
20th Jun 2019, 21:40
Replies: 5
Views: 3,761
Posted By TopBunk

Eckhard MEX 05 - exactly right. A place...

Eckhard

MEX 05 - exactly right. A place that is tough enough with the turn to final from the north east in a 'heavy' given the density altitude and approach speeds in a B747-400!

It's...
Forum: Tech Log
20th May 2019, 21:37
Replies: 35
Views: 8,895
Posted By TopBunk

Check Airman Sure, that's an option -...

Check Airman



Sure, that's an option - for those aircraft with that feature, but not all have it and you have to cater for everyone, surely?

I go along with my (ex)operator and agree with...
3rd Dec 2018, 22:11
Replies: 19
Views: 4,197
Posted By TopBunk

Absolutely - a grand lad! RIP indeed

Absolutely - a grand lad! RIP indeed
30th Nov 2018, 18:02
Replies: 19
Views: 4,197
Posted By TopBunk

The -300's were leased from Maersk, iirc, and...

The -300's were leased from Maersk, iirc, and were G-CMMP/R and G-BOZA/B - I last flew one of these on 25/1/1992

The -400's came into service in late 1991, I first flew one on 8/11/1991

The...
22nd Nov 2018, 12:51
Replies: 4,660
Views: 1,825,102
Posted By TopBunk

... because SEN has such an extensive European...

... because SEN has such an extensive European network for connections:rolleyes:
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