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25th Sep 2020, 18:19
Replies: 39
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Posted By Arfur Dent

If you wanted to head North a bit you could try...

If you wanted to head North a bit you could try The Flight Deck Cafe at Turweston (EGBT). Very nice but it may be a bit too far…...
12th Sep 2020, 23:17
Replies: 96
Views: 10,069
Posted By Arfur Dent

I actually helped with the move from South Cerney...

I actually helped with the move from South Cerney to Church Fenton.
10th Sep 2020, 19:56
Replies: 96
Views: 10,069
Posted By Arfur Dent

423**** Oct 1967. never forget your service...

423****
Oct 1967.
never forget your service number do you
20th Jul 2020, 05:09
Replies: 117
Views: 24,940
Posted By Arfur Dent

“Handling the big jets” was the title of the DP...

“Handling the big jets” was the title of the DP Davies book. Every 747 pilot on my course in 1984 had a copy.
Essential reading. I seem to recall statement that said something like “Every 747...
18th Jul 2020, 23:18
Replies: 117
Views: 24,940
Posted By Arfur Dent

Bergerie1/MH Well said. Totally agree.

Bergerie1/MH
Well said. Totally agree.
17th Jul 2020, 21:48
Replies: 19
Views: 2,332
Posted By Arfur Dent

Passengers loved them almost as much as the...

Passengers loved them almost as much as the aircrew. Almost……..
17th Jul 2020, 21:45
Replies: 117
Views: 24,940
Posted By Arfur Dent

I wondered the same about pilots doing a routine...

I wondered the same about pilots doing a routine flight not knowing it was their last on the -400.
Fabulous aircraft from a bygone era which I was lucky enough to be part of. Over 20,000 hours on...
16th Jul 2020, 20:24
Replies: 220
Views: 33,806
Posted By Arfur Dent

Absolutely agree Nutty. It's one of our great...

Absolutely agree Nutty.
It's one of our great hero's dogs FFS.
Have any of you who complain about such things ever tried to fly the route they flew that night when they destroyed the dams?
I have...
16th Jul 2020, 20:08
Replies: 220
Views: 33,806
Posted By Arfur Dent

My parents met in Kenya (Durban) during the war...

My parents met in Kenya (Durban) during the war when he was a Sunderland Captain on 209 Squadron and she was a CPO Wren.
Life was different then when people had "servants" when, in UK, they would...
22nd Jun 2020, 16:25
Replies: 49
Views: 9,684
Posted By Arfur Dent

Yes - in the Military AWACS situation the...

Yes - in the Military AWACS situation the "Captain" is a pilot and he or a designated deputy (crew rest, physiological break etc) is seated at the controls at all times.
The aircraft "Commander" may...
10th Jun 2020, 13:21
Replies: 7
Views: 8,807
Posted By Arfur Dent

Perhaps Merlin should dip into the Family...

Perhaps Merlin should dip into the Family 5billion treasure chest…………..
8th Jun 2020, 16:54
Replies: 29
Views: 9,112
Posted By Arfur Dent

He's on twitter I think. Ask him.

He's on twitter I think. Ask him.
4th Jun 2020, 19:53
Replies: 6
Views: 2,187
Posted By Arfur Dent

Apache Activity

There was significant Apache helicopter activity today (4 June 2020) around Wappenham/Helmdon area in Northamptonshire. Very low level and 4 or 5 aircraft. Late afternoon to about 2100.
Any...
4th May 2020, 18:27
Replies: 42
Views: 17,195
Posted By Arfur Dent

Isn't this an example of the system designed to...

Isn't this an example of the system designed to deal with a problem causing more trouble than the problem itself?
Forum: Tech Log
2nd May 2020, 16:36
Replies: 21
Views: 2,802
Posted By Arfur Dent

As someone else has said. If this has got to17...

As someone else has said. If this has got to17 entries in Pprune and there are still ambiguities - something is not right. As for "climb" vs "climb now" - that was surely not thought up by a pilot!!
26th Apr 2020, 09:14
Replies: 30
Views: 14,572
Posted By Arfur Dent

Thanks. “Codeshare” explains a lot. Looks like...

Thanks. “Codeshare” explains a lot. Looks like incoming pax will be quarantined from now on though.
26th Apr 2020, 05:44
Replies: 30
Views: 14,572
Posted By Arfur Dent

Actually, just checked on the Heathrow arrivals...

Actually, just checked on the Heathrow arrivals site for today and there are nearly 100 inbound and that’s just up to 1300 approx. How many do you think there are then?
25th Apr 2020, 22:07
Replies: 30
Views: 14,572
Posted By Arfur Dent

Flights inbound to LHR

Apparently there were 205 flights into LHR today. Where were they coming from? How many people disembarked? Were they checked for CV19? Were they freight flights (like the recent BA round trip to...
9th Apr 2020, 08:43
Replies: 63
Views: 39,409
Posted By Arfur Dent

I can categorically state that, whatever the...

I can categorically state that, whatever the situation, I would never fly in a 737 MAX.
And that’s from someone with over 24;000 hours operating Boeings of all types but mainly 747s.
3rd Apr 2020, 10:30
Replies: 129
Views: 24,508
Posted By Arfur Dent

2 runways at South Cerney. 01/19 2925ft 09/27...

2 runways at South Cerney. 01/19 2925ft 09/27 3225 ft - both grass.
I remember running around the peri track on OTS before we moved to Church Fenton. You could get all your kit in a TR4 then!!
1st Apr 2020, 20:28
Replies: 61
Views: 23,773
Posted By Arfur Dent

Bergerie ! I arrived in HKG with about 1500...

Bergerie !
I arrived in HKG with about 1500 hours from the RAF ((mostly fighters) then 2000 hours on 737-200s.
I went straight on to the 747-200 and was amazed at how "light" this huge aircraft...
28th Mar 2020, 11:11
Replies: 112
Views: 55,362
Posted By Arfur Dent

Talking of technology, when Cathay got the...

Talking of technology, when Cathay got the 747-400 the little matter of a 13IGS Go Around reared it’s’ head.
There you were at 675 ft in cloud on an instrument approach towards a hill! Nothing...
4th Mar 2020, 21:16
Replies: 15
Views: 15,227
Posted By Arfur Dent

I know mate - it's tongue in cheek. (Some fell on...

I know mate - it's tongue in cheek. (Some fell on deaf ears.......)
4th Mar 2020, 03:21
Replies: 15
Views: 15,227
Posted By Arfur Dent

Best case scenario for CX “Management” would be...

Best case scenario for CX “Management” would be to get rid of all the pilots. The resultant “Airline” would be so much easier to administer. Next step would be to sell all the aircraft and change the...
5th Feb 2020, 11:14
Replies: 56
Views: 42,612
Posted By Arfur Dent

BBC News saying 90% of their flights to China...

BBC News saying 90% of their flights to China cancelled by CX. At the last showing Merlin Swire & family were worth 5 Billion - is he taking unpaid leave (or working for nothing)?? The Directors...
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