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Forum: Tech Log
16th Jul 2022, 11:40
Replies: 3
Views: 1,814
Posted By captainsmiffy

Hydraulic failure….😄

Hydraulic failure….😄
3rd Jul 2022, 12:14
Replies: 54
Views: 25,712
Posted By captainsmiffy

There is fuel dump on the 380 and you can often...

There is fuel dump on the 380 and you can often be left still overweight following fuel jettison, as you can jettison everything except what is in the feed tanks (which could be a combined 80t or so....
26th Jun 2022, 07:18
Replies: 60
Views: 27,781
Posted By captainsmiffy

How is it that the ground controller is not aware...

How is it that the ground controller is not aware of where AF is? It always bothered me that when I arrived in JFK, I was asked what entry point to the ramp it is that I take or to what gate am I...
Forum: Middle East
11th Jun 2022, 05:49
Replies: 11
Views: 5,366
Posted By captainsmiffy

Don’t forget your towel….😄

Don’t forget your towel….😄
6th Jan 2022, 22:30
Replies: 19
Views: 5,579
Posted By captainsmiffy

Wasn’t it getting the procedures right and doing...

Wasn’t it getting the procedures right and doing the checklists that ultimately became the downfall of the Swissair jet?
Forum: Middle East
12th May 2021, 21:50
Replies: 1,984
Views: 1,865,766
Posted By captainsmiffy

Thanks, 5star....I was beginning to think that...

Thanks, 5star....I was beginning to think that folks had missed my point! As has clearly happened in DXB all these years! I even went in to their office to point the error out (oh the irony in that...
Forum: Middle East
11th May 2021, 22:11
Replies: 1,984
Views: 1,865,766
Posted By captainsmiffy

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/2000x1504/a853ef9b_973f_41b8_be07_617f76985175_cdcf2b05c6569b1d42b9e9d9011785a988ffdae4.jpeg
Says it all really....😀
8th Feb 2021, 22:31
Replies: 3
Views: 1,301
Posted By captainsmiffy

Love the bit where she mentions the ‘instruments...

Love the bit where she mentions the ‘instruments that sniff the air’....
2nd Feb 2021, 22:08
Replies: 278
Views: 49,729
Posted By captainsmiffy

Merlin....’nuff said....

Merlin....’nuff said....
21st Dec 2020, 21:49
Replies: 25
Views: 10,637
Posted By captainsmiffy

Sad news; a wonderful instructor - he had to be...

Sad news; a wonderful instructor - he had to be to send me on my first solo at RAF Woodvale - I last met up with him and his wife when our paths again crossed in NZ a few years back for a beer and a...
15th Dec 2020, 22:34
Replies: 73
Views: 16,648
Posted By captainsmiffy

Well arent we a typical bunch of pilots,...

Well arent we a typical bunch of pilots, overcomplicating things with rules and nitpicking on their understanding etc?! 31 posts above, many of which ‘clarifying’ what was said and yet, somehow at...
2nd Mar 2019, 19:53
Replies: 48
Views: 27,293
Posted By captainsmiffy

Just ditched the 380 in the sim.....��

Just ditched the 380 in the sim.....��
Forum: Middle East
30th Oct 2018, 10:39
Replies: 872
Views: 857,777
Posted By captainsmiffy

Whats the score with the final cheque? Is it made...

Whats the score with the final cheque? Is it made to cash or will it be in my name? I have had a no-liability letter from HSBC and they say that they will not close the account; is it wise to put the...
28th Oct 2018, 03:26
Replies: 7
Views: 3,623
Posted By captainsmiffy

‘....CAA medical is now run by an opthalmologist’...

‘....CAA medical is now run by an opthalmologist’ - isnt that a little short-sighted?

.....leaving....
27th Oct 2018, 18:53
Replies: 70
Views: 14,237
Posted By captainsmiffy

The A380 requires the crab technique but,...

The A380 requires the crab technique but, bizarrely, the aircraft decrabs around the cockpit - more or less. God alone knows what the FCS does to achieve this. Previous types, for me, had me sat over...
Forum: Middle East
18th Aug 2018, 11:44
Replies: 31
Views: 21,200
Posted By captainsmiffy

So is it DU that has blocked pprune? Yet another...

So is it DU that has blocked pprune? Yet another factor in diminishing the allure of this place...
7th Jul 2018, 05:11
Replies: 29
Views: 7,882
Posted By captainsmiffy

Damnit, am I right that this is a 1 day only...

Damnit, am I right that this is a 1 day only event? And on the day that one of my daughters graduates from BRS uni......wonder if she’ll mind.....��
13th Jun 2018, 01:43
4th Mar 2018, 03:54
Replies: 12
Views: 2,887
Posted By captainsmiffy

Cavuman, sorry for your suffering....but right...

Cavuman, sorry for your suffering....but right now I am laughing so hard at your description of it.....
14th Jan 2018, 02:21
Replies: 104
Views: 36,768
Posted By captainsmiffy

Spot on....! (Pun intended for...

Spot on....! (Pun intended for cavortingcheetah.....)
13th Jan 2018, 02:58
Replies: 104
Views: 36,768
Posted By captainsmiffy

Or, you might say, ‘theres good information on...

Or, you might say, ‘theres good information on masses in there....’!

As a 3 year pancreatic cancer survivor then I guess that I am entitled to joke about it!
30th Nov 2017, 09:30
Replies: 6
Views: 1,873
Posted By captainsmiffy

Apologies if I offended you sir.....

Apologies if I offended you sir.....
30th Nov 2017, 09:18
Replies: 6
Views: 1,873
Posted By captainsmiffy

True, but it sounded like you knew the answer...

True, but it sounded like you knew the answer without actually saying so directly...!!
30th Nov 2017, 08:48
Replies: 6
Views: 1,873
Posted By captainsmiffy

Whopity, clearly you work for the CAA....��...

Whopity, clearly you work for the CAA....�� wouldnt it have been easier to have answered the question directly instead of your subtly ‘implied’ answer hidden within your irritation?!
Forum: Tech Log
30th Nov 2017, 00:20
Replies: 22
Views: 6,536
Posted By captainsmiffy

Not that this is relevant to normal airplanes,...

Not that this is relevant to normal airplanes, but an interesting sidenote: the Skylon spaceplane design is supposed to have a tank of water to spray on the brakes during an RTO. If the takeoff is...
Forum: Tech Log
23rd Nov 2017, 14:33
Replies: 6
Views: 4,138
Posted By captainsmiffy

It is because the dilution alters the fluid...

It is because the dilution alters the fluid viscocity....and the 75% can now absorb more contaminant before failure. Also, the fluid is diluted with hot water and this, in turn, imparts heat energy...
Forum: Middle East
12th Oct 2017, 15:53
Replies: 0
Views: 2,500
Posted By captainsmiffy

Standards

Gentlemen, Ladies, since the management seem to be going out of their way in pushing standards, did anybody notice the latest operations update just sent out? I have had a beer, but even I can see at...
17th Aug 2017, 19:08
Replies: 87
Views: 46,321
Posted By captainsmiffy

Surely if it all went quiet up front....no...

Surely if it all went quiet up front....no problem...i've seen Dunkirk and the engine out performance of even a Mk 1 Spitfire is just incredible......
Replies: 13
Views: 1,828
Posted By captainsmiffy

RTFQ=1/2TFA.....!

RTFQ=1/2TFA.....!
Replies: 13
Views: 1,828
Posted By captainsmiffy

Pleasure, wiggy.....i apologise for any errors...

Pleasure, wiggy.....i apologise for any errors and/or omissions as it was written rather late following my delivering the UPRT sim and with a glass of red in me!:)
Hope that it all made as much...
Replies: 13
Views: 1,828
Posted By captainsmiffy

Gally2, wiggy mentions max drift. There is a rule...

Gally2, wiggy mentions max drift. There is a rule of thumb for this, which is windspeed/TAS in nm/ min. Ie 25 divided by 5/4 (75 in nm/min). Dividing by 5/4 is the same as multiplying by 4/5......4/5...
6th Apr 2017, 02:50
Replies: 18
Views: 7,315
Posted By captainsmiffy

Yeah....but there's flying......and then there's...

Yeah....but there's flying......and then there's falling with style
Forum: Tech Log
4th Jan 2017, 04:17
Replies: 5
Views: 1,933
Posted By captainsmiffy

Errrr....no!!! In a word.....

Errrr....no!!! In a word.....
Forum: Tech Log
2nd Jan 2017, 07:20
Replies: 5
Views: 1,933
Posted By captainsmiffy

The ECAM requests that the autothrust be...

The ECAM requests that the autothrust be disconnected because, currently, there is only one heated probe available and thus the parameters cannot be accurately compared to the unheated probes. My...
21st Dec 2016, 04:07
Replies: 296
Views: 295,838
Posted By captainsmiffy

One problem that is evident here is lack of...

One problem that is evident here is lack of listening to readbacks....the crew made a mistake - and didnt query it with 'turn the long way round?' - but the controller had issued her instruction and...
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