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Forum: Tech Log
9th Feb 2019, 00:28
Replies: 45
Views: 8,869
Posted By flown-it

Less than 72 kts is not a killer speed so you...

Less than 72 kts is not a killer speed so you have time to move your feet to apply brakes. Auto brakes and heels on the floor for me. I'm flown Airbus, BAe, Boeing , Gulfstream and McDonald Douglas...
4th Jan 2019, 16:34
Replies: 26
Views: 9,555
Posted By flown-it

It is said that when asked if he could describe...

It is said that when asked if he could describe his airline's success in 3 words he replied " USAir, USAir, USAir"
PSA had around 49% of the California market when USAir bought us and South West was...
2nd Jan 2019, 22:33
Replies: 47
Views: 18,993
Posted By flown-it

I have 15K+ hours, Type rated on B737, B757,...

I have 15K+ hours, Type rated on B737, B757, B767, A319 and G-V, G-550. Also check airman on the 737 and Gulfstreams. Applied for a job with a company which operated all those types. No interview...
12th Jul 2017, 18:07
Replies: 111
Views: 40,451
Posted By flown-it

15 years RN Observer before becoming a...

15 years RN Observer before becoming a professional pilot. First solo x-country in a PA-28 go 30 miles from A-B and call up for help. Damn this steering and driving at the same time is only for...
12th Jul 2017, 16:14
Replies: 1,221
Views: 562,277
Posted By flown-it

Neither do I! 19-1 Tipp Toe visual 19-2 Quiet...

Neither do I!
19-1 Tipp Toe visual
19-2 Quiet Bridge visual.
Did the latter many times. The key is to have an FMS extended line from the runway to monitor when going visual from the bridge. 3 key...
26th Mar 2014, 15:26
Replies: 11,824
Views: 21,221,417
Posted By flown-it

SAR info

For BONO and the others who keep on about debris, bear in mind what the Australian military have said. " We have to find the haystack"

As I said in a post several days ago, I've been there, in...
26th Mar 2014, 12:58
Replies: 11,824
Views: 21,221,417
Posted By flown-it

Search and Rescue

Bono good call:D


Search and Rescue
I've done it for 10+ hours in the North Sea North of Scotland looking for a missing yacht. Nothing seen
I've done it looking for downed flight crew in...
24th Mar 2014, 12:39
Replies: 11,824
Views: 21,221,417
Posted By flown-it

Biggles

Just to make sure all understand what this magic does it might be appropriate to get the acronyms correct. :ugh:

CPDLC is Communication not clearance and is via satellite and FMC. It is via text...
21st Mar 2014, 15:08
Replies: 11,824
Views: 21,221,417
Posted By flown-it

Back to the North!

Ancient aviator here though still current. But I haven't flown in SE Asia since the mid 60s and that was with the Grey Funnel Line!

So in the FIR in question ( Malacca Straits) could you file a...
19th Mar 2014, 22:29
Replies: 11,824
Views: 21,221,417
Posted By flown-it

More duff gen

[QUOTE][/To clarify incorrect information that leads to the wrong scenarios and assumptions:
- I have asked pilot friends and between us we have over 100,000 commercial hours. None of us know how to...
19th Mar 2014, 20:41
Replies: 11,824
Views: 21,221,417
Posted By flown-it

Lonewolf_50

[QUOTE I recall a "rule of thumb" (which I have seen discussed here on PPRuNe regarding in flight fire scenarios) that if you don't get the fire out / aircraft on the ground in about fifteen minutes,...
19th Mar 2014, 00:01
Replies: 262
Views: 119,287
Posted By flown-it

Not sop?

If you are going to do non- precision approach why not have PM in LNAV/VNAV and thus have a decent glide slope to back you up?
Too many pilots don't understand what a great tool GPS is in approach...
18th Mar 2014, 21:50
Replies: 11,824
Views: 21,221,417
Posted By flown-it

Romeo E.T. said:-

[QUOTE]I cannot help but still think its a catastrophic loss of electrical power, similar to to uncapping the battery switch and turning it off.......poof...instant darkness, no back up stby...
18th Mar 2014, 11:43
Replies: 16
Views: 2,765
Posted By flown-it

Thumbs up Blue box

Many thanks one and all.

What threw me and generated my last post is that the blue box does not appear in preview post, and this is the odd thing, it does not appear when I post. I have to leave...
17th Mar 2014, 18:09
Replies: 11,824
Views: 21,221,417
Posted By flown-it

Visual horizon Pontius Navigator

This question came up about 3000 posts ago. 1.23 X square root of height was posted. I always used 1.25 since that was easier to do mentally ( only had whiz wheels for math back in the 60s!) and we...
17th Mar 2014, 13:30
Replies: 16
Views: 2,765
Posted By flown-it

Thanks everyone

I think post 3 works

HMMMM No it did not!
why in my post 10 do I have that blue box round my paste but it is not in this post? I'm trying to get that cool blue box
16th Mar 2014, 20:31
Replies: 16
Views: 2,765
Posted By flown-it

More help with pasting please

Hmmm.
This is what I got trying the sjh method from post 3

Re method in post 2, i have tried to get to the "1" but cannot highlight the URL thingy on my iPad
So step by step help please for an...
16th Mar 2014, 13:19
Replies: 11,824
Views: 21,221,417
Posted By flown-it

Technical stuff

Aviator 1970 in post 4349 said:-

ADS-B usually set on auto needs to be deliberately selected off with the FMC interface.

I'm not sure that is correct. Some info on ADS:-

ADS-B is...
27th Jan 2013, 14:37
Replies: 91
Views: 22,195
Posted By flown-it

Easily! You click off the A/P, pull the...

Easily!

You click off the A/P, pull the throttles out of the detent, look out of the window, stir the stick with your left hand and move those throttle thingies back and forward with your right to...
5th May 2012, 12:37
Replies: 9
Views: 3,455
Posted By flown-it

Thanks ppruners

Jaybubya wrote:-
Try Windlesham Golf Club, Bagshot Surrey. He was a member there a few years back maybe still is.

So....I emailed the secretary and got this:-

Good Morning

How lovely it...
3rd May 2012, 19:43
Replies: 9
Views: 3,455
Posted By flown-it

Thank you for all your suggestions. Dave is...

Thank you for all your suggestions.
Dave is indeed his brother (twin if my memory serves me correctly)
Does anyone other than Finbarr have any info on Dave?
Forum: Jet Blast
29th Apr 2012, 14:16
Replies: 116
Views: 8,792
Posted By flown-it

Ushers of Trowbridge

Being a Wiltshire lad I was fond of Ushers (long gone I'm afraid). 6X does very nicely in lieu.
29th Apr 2012, 13:54
Replies: 9
Views: 3,455
Posted By flown-it

Pete Hill ex BA

I'm looking for Peter M Hill. Joined BA from the RN in the early 70s. He has been retired for about 15 years
Forum: Jet Blast
29th Feb 2012, 16:33
Replies: 1
Views: 381
Posted By flown-it

Ex FAA bods circa 1962

Any one surfing here who fits the above or knows of someone who was FAA in the 60s please go to "where are they now". I'm looking for my Dartmouth entry to celebrate 50 years. Thanks.:)
26th Feb 2012, 16:15
Replies: 2
Views: 2,013
Posted By flown-it

Dartmouth air cadet entry April 1962

I am organising a 50 year reunion for the surviving members of the April 1962 entry of Air cadets to Dartmouth. It will be in mid September, venue to be decided upon later. I have a list of the 35...
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