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14th Sep 2019, 13:57
Replies: 8
Views: 1,398
Posted By Meikleour

I conducted the simulator and base flying for...

I conducted the simulator and base flying for Paul's command upgrade at CX. He was a good operator however he had to be constantly reminded about his overbearing attitude towards junior crewmembers....
13th Sep 2019, 17:00
Replies: 74
Views: 43,036
Posted By Meikleour

This incident should be a wake up call to the...

This incident should be a wake up call to the industry regarding its setting of standards and screening.

In the AAIB report the pilot said that the unexpected go-around from a low height he found...
1st Sep 2019, 16:12
Replies: 21
Views: 2,658
Posted By Meikleour

Total time 23,000hrs. 4 ENG Large Turboprop ...

Total time 23,000hrs.

4 ENG Large Turboprop 1 engine failure on rotation + 1 3-ENG Ferry on same type (very interesting exercise and not one I would wish to repeat!)
4 ENG Large Jet ...
27th Aug 2019, 09:38
Replies: 28
Views: 15,140
Posted By Meikleour

krismiler nails it! To give an idea of how much...

krismiler nails it! To give an idea of how much things have deteriorated - in addition to the salary boost "newjoiners" in the early '80s were given a grant of about 10,000 which did not have to be...
Forum: Tech Log
29th Jul 2019, 09:18
Replies: 6
Views: 2,353
Posted By Meikleour

I did some training with an Airbus Instructor...

I did some training with an Airbus Instructor whose licence endorsement page simply said "All Airbus Types"!
31st May 2019, 16:54
Replies: 81
Views: 20,056
Posted By Meikleour

Rog747: Cathay Pacific were doing HKG-LGW direct...

Rog747: Cathay Pacific were doing HKG-LGW direct with B747-267 in 1986! My longest such sector 14:45 Most airlines only introduced ULH with the arrival of the B747-400
Forum: Tech Log
18th Apr 2019, 13:56
Replies: 12
Views: 1,724
Posted By Meikleour

When I operated the B747-200 we did tanker on...

When I operated the B747-200 we did tanker on occasion using the centre tank (within the max ZFW limitations ) and non standard usage for that very reason. Once on the ground a tank to tank transfer...
17th Apr 2019, 08:04
Replies: 15
Views: 6,808
Posted By Meikleour

CSP0103 I have sent you a pm.

CSP0103 I have sent you a pm.
8th Apr 2019, 09:36
Replies: 9
Views: 2,909
Posted By Meikleour

I worked for EZJ for 7 years and while their...

I worked for EZJ for 7 years and while their safety reporting culture was good they were very reluctant to disseminate lessons learnt from incidents to their own pilot community. Incidents would be...
4th Apr 2019, 13:23
Replies: 34
Views: 6,685
Posted By Meikleour

One point regarding contact lenses and spare...

One point regarding contact lenses and spare spectacles - consider if one lens falls out/is lost or gets dust contamination - then the other lens has to be also removed before putting on the...
Forum: Tech Log
23rd Mar 2019, 16:30
Replies: 62
Views: 12,562
Posted By Meikleour

Forty+ years ago on the B707-436 with R-R Conway...

Forty+ years ago on the B707-436 with R-R Conway engines reverse was indeed checked on taxy out. Try that with a JT3D powered aircraft and you will be in a whole world of pain!
11th Mar 2019, 13:05
Replies: 514
Views: 296,523
Posted By Meikleour

teeteringhead: your symptoms sound a lot like...

teeteringhead: your symptoms sound a lot like Benign Positional Vertigo caused by loose crystals in the semicircular canals of the inner ear. Google it - it can be treated with simple exercises.
5th Mar 2019, 16:44
Replies: 175
Views: 213,735
Posted By Meikleour

"Incidentally Ryanair has a perfect 30 year...

"Incidentally Ryanair has a perfect 30 year safety record."

I take it that you haven't followed RYR for very long or is your definition of safety simply not killing anyone?!
Forum: Tech Log
3rd Mar 2019, 08:13
Replies: 10
Views: 1,544
Posted By Meikleour

Once you realise that on the Airbus everything is...

Once you realise that on the Airbus everything is "phase" related then it all fits into place.
Forum: Tech Log
1st Mar 2019, 12:42
Replies: 55
Views: 15,477
Posted By Meikleour

That was a standard technique that could be...

That was a standard technique that could be employed on DH Tridents - reverse in the flare - but that was 40+ years ago!

PS I do believe that the BEA/BA Trident pilots counted as professional...
27th Feb 2019, 08:54
Replies: 55
Views: 12,755
Posted By Meikleour

Samsung Galaxy Tab A6 about 120 from Argos works...

Samsung Galaxy Tab A6 about 120 from Argos works perfectly well with Skydemon. No issues with overheating either.
Forum: Tech Log
9th Feb 2019, 10:13
Replies: 45
Views: 9,348
Posted By Meikleour

vilas: you are coming across as far too sensible...

vilas: you are coming across as far too sensible and reasonable - that never goes down well on PPRUNE!!!
Forum: Questions
25th Jan 2019, 10:32
Replies: 10
Views: 1,564
Posted By Meikleour

Bradzim21...

Bradzim21 (https://www.pprune.org/members/486774-bradzim21) I think you are misunderstanding how the ATHR works on the A320. The CLB detent is simply an electrical switch position that tells the...
20th Jan 2019, 21:58
Replies: 9
Views: 2,117
Posted By Meikleour

Try Transport Command at Shoreham.

Try Transport Command at Shoreham.
20th Jan 2019, 21:55
Replies: 61
Views: 21,374
Posted By Meikleour

Definitely no multiple choice exams in the '70s...

Definitely no multiple choice exams in the '70s ATPLs. All essay type answers or calculations shown type answers.
16th Jan 2019, 16:53
Replies: 72
Views: 34,053
Posted By Meikleour

Staggers: If you saw him laughing then it must...

Staggers: If you saw him laughing then it must have been a line flight and not a check ride. He was the "classic" Jekyll and Hyde when it came to the different roles.
Forum: Tech Log
15th Jan 2019, 10:26
Replies: 13
Views: 3,460
Posted By Meikleour

One of the best HF "exchanges" I heard some years...

One of the best HF "exchanges" I heard some years ago was when over Burma (Yangon) heading west. The protocol was to call Calcutta and copy Dhaka and Rangoon. Despite attempting to reply to us ,...
30th Dec 2018, 09:44
Replies: 45
Views: 8,356
Posted By Meikleour

The AvgasDinosaur: BY only had two 737-204C...

The AvgasDinosaur: BY only had two 737-204C combis so I guess it would have been G-AXNA or G-AXNB.
29th Dec 2018, 11:17
Replies: 72
Views: 34,053
Posted By Meikleour

Staggers...

Staggers (https://www.pprune.org/members/21677-staggers) : A real measure of the "old CX" would be if you remember/experienced the 3 hour Noel Jones debriefs!!! I only experienced it once on command...
29th Dec 2018, 08:50
Replies: 72
Views: 34,053
Posted By Meikleour

Staggers: If you are going to act as "spelling...

Staggers: If you are going to act as "spelling police" then get your own spelling in order! HEAR/HERE! ! Unless of course you meant you were used to listening.
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