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27th Sep 2022, 07:34
Replies: 5
Views: 1,282
Posted By cessnapete

I they only had 200 plus hours of instruction...

I they only had 200 plus hours of instruction before joining BOAC/ BEA. No other “ GA” flying.

And as to the comment about no female candidates, yes correct, but that was the scenario in those...
26th Sep 2022, 17:15
Replies: 5
Views: 1,282
Posted By cessnapete

How it used to be done!!

https://youtu.be/aB1O8W7gPFc

Who says you need 1500 hours GA flying to be in the RHS of an airliner? These guys had a couple of hundred hours in Cherokee/Chipmunks and an IR and twin Rating in...
18th Jul 2022, 09:25
Replies: 137
Views: 43,127
Posted By cessnapete

The best Military aerobatic team by far at RIAT...

The best Military aerobatic team by far at RIAT were the Korean team. Spectacular formation changes during maneuvers, and very close formation at times.
The Italian team by presence in numbers...
3rd Jul 2022, 11:41
Replies: 54
Views: 25,712
Posted By cessnapete

The prefix “Super “ is added to the ATC callsign...

The prefix “Super “ is added to the ATC callsign to alert them to the wake turbulence etc for separation. ie as in “Heavy” for smaller Widebodies.
The A380 defiantly has fuel dump, at least the BA...
19th Jun 2022, 14:34
Replies: 775
Views: 256,997
Posted By cessnapete

You don't have to have 1500 hours as in FAA land,...

You don't have to have 1500 hours as in FAA land, or thousands of hours in GA land as Australia, or have been a Fast Jet ace, to be a competent and safe airline co pilot. For many years in Europe,...
16th Jun 2022, 16:05
Replies: 50
Views: 14,433
Posted By cessnapete

Its not just an RYR thing. BA too have not yet...

Its not just an RYR thing. BA too have not yet restored their pilots Covid pay cuts.
1st Jun 2022, 09:00
Replies: 66
Views: 24,139
Posted By cessnapete

I remember operating one of those MOD troop...

I remember operating one of those MOD troop charters with BA from Glasgow to Gutersloh on the B747 -200. Certainly a fast turnaround with the troops helping.
First visit, and on studying the RAF...
30th May 2022, 14:39
Replies: 4
Views: 2,921
Posted By cessnapete

Apparently spares and now engine problems with...

Apparently spares and now engine problems with T2.
Difficulty getting enough serviceable aircraft for the daily flying programme.
30th May 2022, 14:31
Replies: 61
Views: 25,734
Posted By cessnapete

I have noticed some US airlines operate 3 pilot...

I have noticed some US airlines operate 3 pilot across the Atlantic from East Coast. Not particularly long sectors 7/8 hours.
Most European Companies operate 2 crew.
BA for example operate all E...
22nd May 2022, 08:40
Replies: 42
Views: 13,531
Posted By cessnapete

A friend of mine recently travelled QF Darwin to...

A friend of mine recently travelled QF Darwin to London. . All of the pax bags were left behind in Darwin! 5 days later still awaiting arrival of one bag.
18th May 2022, 12:36
Replies: 200
Views: 73,517
Posted By cessnapete

Lots of still unemployed Type Rated E170/190...

Lots of still unemployed Type Rated E170/190 pilots in UK. FlyBe went bust a year or two back, operated a large number of Q400 too.
5th May 2022, 10:48
Replies: 42
Views: 13,531
Posted By cessnapete

This used to happen occasionally on Concorde...

This used to happen occasionally on Concorde services to the Caribbean when weather etc. required full tanks, and reduced payload. Luckily there was usually a scheduled 747 along later with the...
12th Feb 2022, 07:37
Replies: 9,656
Views: 1,596,173
Posted By cessnapete

Still no information on this Omicron strain that...

Still no information on this Omicron strain that is about to decimate WA, fill hospitals, and possible mass fatalities . And requires a China style isolation. The Omicron we have in Europe is a...
8th Feb 2022, 14:31
Replies: 9,656
Views: 1,596,173
Posted By cessnapete

What is all the apparent fear about Omicron...

What is all the apparent fear about Omicron anyway in WA? All my family, and many aquantances have had it this year. No real problems. In my case 70+, nearly symptomless, perhaps a sore throat,...
1st Feb 2022, 16:58
Replies: 59
Views: 13,942
Posted By cessnapete

Another "Private jet"

Let's wait for the BBC and Ms Rayner to chastise Boris for using another private jet to Ukraine!
30th Jan 2022, 09:28
Replies: 9,656
Views: 1,596,173
Posted By cessnapete

Puzzled from afar, while presently watching a...

Puzzled from afar, while presently watching a nearly full arena at a tennis match in Victoria. Have WA identified a more deadly strain of Omicron, than other parts of Australia, that need a China...
25th Jan 2022, 09:01
Replies: 9,656
Views: 1,596,173
Posted By cessnapete

May have change of PM this year,, but no General...

May have change of PM this year,, but no General Election for a couple of years!! Are you saying the C19 stats and medical experts here are politically motivated in their advice to the public??
25th Jan 2022, 08:21
Replies: 9,656
Views: 1,596,173
Posted By cessnapete

Glancing through the previous posts posts on this...

Glancing through the previous posts posts on this subject, there seems to be various strains of Omicron depending on your Geography! The strain where I live ,which for the fully vaccinated, is more...
21st Jan 2022, 08:34
Replies: 195
Views: 61,241
Posted By cessnapete

What's the problem? All BA Cabin Crew operate...

What's the problem?
All BA Cabin Crew operate on Long Haul and European rotes. Qualified on A320 A380 777 787. A350. Usually restricted to three types at any one period.
Just a bit more study in...
13th Jan 2022, 16:12
Replies: 9,656
Views: 1,596,173
Posted By cessnapete

Omicron proving a non event to the fully...

Omicron proving a non event to the fully vaccinated here in UK. Mandatory isolation being cut to 5 days next week.
5th Jan 2022, 19:44
Replies: 358
Views: 160,370
Posted By cessnapete

It is not just the ME and FE airlines that...

It is not just the ME and FE airlines that mandate continuous full automation. You would perhaps think that airlines with the experience to know better would allow manual handling when conditions are...
8th Dec 2021, 11:49
Replies: 79
Views: 28,452
Posted By cessnapete

[QUOTE=Denti;11151611]Well, true in one way....

[QUOTE=Denti;11151611]Well, true in one way. Although even in the initial type rating and line training it was specifically flown to 200ft on two, click it off and land it. Yes, one has to be aware...
2nd Dec 2021, 11:56
Replies: 22
Views: 3,439
Posted By cessnapete

I think that the initial CAA alleviation from a...

I think that the initial CAA alleviation from a medical by an AME was aimed at recreational pilots.The 4 seat rule is just an arbitrary limit by a clueless Neddy in the UK CAA. They probably don't...
1st Dec 2021, 11:24
Replies: 22
Views: 3,439
Posted By cessnapete

Actually the UK PMD is quite simple. If you are...

Actually the UK PMD is quite simple.
If you are currently fit to hold a driving licence you are good to go.
PPL privileges only. UK airspace, VFR Day only. Max 4 seats. 2000kgs. max weight.
...
28th Nov 2021, 11:55
Replies: 9,656
Views: 1,596,173
Posted By cessnapete

Since C19 was a major actor in the UK, we have an...

Since C19 was a major actor in the UK, we have an Isolation exemption for "Essential Workers". ie Truck drivers crossing Borders with food supplies medication etc.. Also includes Flight and Cabin...
13th Nov 2021, 10:52
Replies: 5
Views: 2,792
Posted By cessnapete

431 Your last sentence sums up the UK CAA quite...

431
Your last sentence sums up the UK CAA quite well!!
Although the advent of our PMD has got a lot of people back in the air who wouldn't pass the aviation medical with an AME.
13th Nov 2021, 09:14
Replies: 5
Views: 2,792
Posted By cessnapete

Thats what we have in the UK. PMD, Pilot Medical...

Thats what we have in the UK. PMD, Pilot Medical Declaration.
Basically if you hold a driving licence you self declare the fact to the CAA. E Mail the application, and are then approved to fly PPL...
8th Nov 2021, 11:29
Replies: 49
Views: 16,428
Posted By cessnapete

BA started A380 schedule service today. Replaced...

BA started A380 schedule service today. Replaced A320 on Frankfurt rotations for crew recency. Dubai and USA in a week or so.
28th Aug 2021, 14:55
Replies: 1,268
Views: 226,611
Posted By cessnapete

Xeptu I hope you are not flight crew! ...

Xeptu

I hope you are not flight crew!

The last place i would want to be is in the confines of a flight deck with an unvaccinated and anti vac luddite like you!!
27th Aug 2021, 15:48
Replies: 1,268
Views: 226,611
Posted By cessnapete

It's incredible that any responsible,...

It's incredible that any responsible, intelligent QF staff member would refuse vaccination.
23rd Aug 2021, 10:48
Replies: 272
Views: 54,556
Posted By cessnapete

Most serious cases are from the non vaccinated....

Most serious cases are from the non vaccinated. Many more people die of road traffic accidents, and cancer etc. etc.as was usual pre C19.
18th Aug 2021, 13:02
Replies: 1,268
Views: 226,611
Posted By cessnapete

I can't believe the anti Vac stuff being peddled...

I can't believe the anti Vac stuff being peddled and seemingly believed on this subject by seemingly intelligent and responcible aviators. Vaccination is indeed a blunt tool, but its the only one at...
18th Aug 2021, 07:35
Replies: 1,268
Views: 226,611
Posted By cessnapete

A very sensible move. Which responsible...

A very sensible move. Which responsible intelligent airline staff would object?. Vaccination is the only solution to get mass travel moving again.
Such a mandate not necessary here in the UK as it...
11th Aug 2021, 09:04
Replies: 9,656
Views: 1,596,173
Posted By cessnapete

It is troubling to see the contrary advice still...

It is troubling to see the contrary advice still being pushed by Politicians Down Under. Obviously here in Europe, big mistakes were made in hindsight at the beginning of the C19 saga. But now with...
28th Jul 2021, 09:39
Replies: 9,656
Views: 1,596,173
Posted By cessnapete

How come that the AZ vaccine is deemed to...

How come that the AZ vaccine is deemed to dangerous to use in Australia ? The very same vaccine has been and is being used on millions of people of all ages in the UK with great results.
Are people...
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