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16th Aug 2016, 11:04
Replies: 108
Views: 48,823
Posted By Hand Solo

I'm sure I'm not the only one thinking that poor...

I'm sure I'm not the only one thinking that poor monitoring by the captain had as much a part to play in this as the FO?
Forum: ATC Issues
23rd Jun 2016, 13:49
Replies: 65
Views: 17,255
Posted By Hand Solo

But did the BA cause it? I can't hear readbacks...

But did the BA cause it? I can't hear readbacks of either the warning to BA or the changed pushback clearance to Stobart, which should at least have rung some alarm bells no?
Forum: ATC Issues
21st Jun 2016, 19:16
Replies: 65
Views: 17,255
Posted By Hand Solo

Judging by the heavily edited version on youtube...

Judging by the heavily edited version on youtube and the slightly longer version on the LiveATC.net archive there doesn't appear to have been any attempt by the controller to call the Speedbird...
20th Jun 2016, 19:38
Replies: 70
Views: 24,282
Posted By Hand Solo

Very difficult to listen to ATC when the ground...

Very difficult to listen to ATC when the ground crew are yelling at you they're stopping the push and you're trying to keep things safe. Aviate, navigate, communicate. Have you ever been on a flight...
20th Jun 2016, 17:15
Replies: 70
Views: 24,282
Posted By Hand Solo

Did the ground controller ever call the BAW81D?...

Did the ground controller ever call the BAW81D? It's not on the recording, so we'll never know. Perhaps it's just another edited hatchet job by a spotter with an agenda like the BAW845 recording...
20th Jun 2016, 16:58
Replies: 70
Views: 24,282
Posted By Hand Solo

Chip on both shoulders! I'm sure you've met all...

Chip on both shoulders! I'm sure you've met all 4000 BA pilots.
14th Jan 2016, 20:03
Replies: 6,995
Views: 6,725,164
Posted By Hand Solo

Quite! The real stats don't support such a claim,...

Quite! The real stats don't support such a claim, and how would one explain the right to left on type failure rate?
15th Jul 2015, 12:14
Replies: 165
Views: 64,628
Posted By Hand Solo

No. Did any other aircraft notice the...

No.



Did any other aircraft notice the cowls unlatched or is this pure supposition on your part?



And if the Tech Log entry had said "IDG oil replenished" would the Captain personally...
Forum: Freight Dogs
8th Sep 2014, 01:04
Replies: 7
Views: 11,555
Posted By Hand Solo

Except on the A380 routes where the belly bulks...

Except on the A380 routes where the belly bulks out with passenger bags with no space for cargo. Most of BAs cargo out of LAX gets trucked to LAS or SFO now to fly on the 744.
Forum: Cabin Crew
9th Jul 2014, 09:46
Replies: 18
Views: 10,424
Posted By Hand Solo

There's no such thing as a 'Travel Companion',...

There's no such thing as a 'Travel Companion', only nominees, who may be the staff members spouse, or children, or parents, or other such free-loaders.



One might suggest that your attitude is...
Forum: Cabin Crew
8th Jul 2014, 18:00
Replies: 18
Views: 10,424
Posted By Hand Solo

Well I disagree. The aviation industry is subject...

Well I disagree. The aviation industry is subject to constant change. I've personally seen my staff travel benefits watered down, my pension hammered, my retirement delayed by ten years and my...
Forum: Cabin Crew
8th Jul 2014, 14:25
Replies: 169
Views: 55,141
Posted By Hand Solo

@Harry the Cod - I didn't say Emirates was...

@Harry the Cod - I didn't say Emirates was subsidized by the state. At least not directly. However it is patently obvious what benefits Emirates derives by being considered a strategically important...
Forum: Cabin Crew
8th Jul 2014, 14:09
Replies: 18
Views: 10,424
Posted By Hand Solo

But who don't contribute anymore is what BA would...

But who don't contribute anymore is what BA would say. For the purpose of full disclosure could you state when you left BA? I still find at least two 24 priority retired staff on most flights, who...
Forum: Cabin Crew
3rd Jul 2014, 12:01
Replies: 169
Views: 55,141
Posted By Hand Solo

@Mr Mac - with your gin in a sealed bag I can see...

@Mr Mac - with your gin in a sealed bag I can see no reason why security should have confiscated it, that's the whole purpose of the sealed bag! I fear you may have fallen victim to the tendency of...
Forum: Cabin Crew
2nd Jul 2014, 14:42
Replies: 169
Views: 55,141
Posted By Hand Solo

Mr Mac, I'm a little confused as to where...

Mr Mac,

I'm a little confused as to where (and indeed when) you bought the gin? From your information I'm concluding that you bought it from the official airport Duty Free shop on the departures...
Forum: Cabin Crew
2nd Jul 2014, 10:23
Replies: 169
Views: 55,141
Posted By Hand Solo

Kirrungi - There are no BA staff at the boarding...

Kirrungi - There are no BA staff at the boarding gate in Nairobi, only Swissport. The Duty Free shop is remote from the BA gate and is not controlled by BA. I would suggest its the personal...
Forum: Cabin Crew
2nd Jul 2014, 08:21
Replies: 18
Views: 10,424
Posted By Hand Solo

You can nominate two people, and change them...

You can nominate two people, and change them every six months. If you're not nominated then you're not eligible. Perhaps he doesn't want to nominate you for 6 month? Or at all?
Forum: Cabin Crew
2nd Jul 2014, 08:18
Replies: 169
Views: 55,141
Posted By Hand Solo

Now I know this is only one point out of many but...

Now I know this is only one point out of many but do you really think its BAs fault that the duty free you bought in Nairobi was confiscated by Heathrow security staff? Would you really expect cabin...
30th Jan 2014, 01:40
Replies: 735
Views: 686,867
Posted By Hand Solo

Well you got it wrong with 'four flight crew in...

Well you got it wrong with 'four flight crew in the cockpit' so why should any of the rest of your post be taken seriously?
27th Dec 2013, 13:44
Replies: 317
Views: 120,394
Posted By Hand Solo

I would expect any competent crew considering...

I would expect any competent crew considering continuing on three engines to take the companys maintenance preferences into account when making the continue/divert decision. It's one of many factors...
27th Dec 2013, 09:16
Replies: 317
Views: 120,394
Posted By Hand Solo

If 5000 miles was too long then the aircraft...

If 5000 miles was too long then the aircraft certification would impose a restriction on the range after a single engine failure. Too long for your comfort perhaps, but objectively there's no...
27th Dec 2013, 09:08
Replies: 735
Views: 686,867
Posted By Hand Solo

There's little or no signage along that...

There's little or no signage along that intersection and as an occasional visitor to JNB I've had to ask my colleagues which way I should be going more than once at that very spot. A sea of badly...
11th Dec 2013, 11:08
Replies: 317
Views: 120,394
Posted By Hand Solo

The next failure reduces your max alt and you...

The next failure reduces your max alt and you divert to the convenient en route alternate you'd already planned before making your decision to continue On three. Simples.
15th Sep 2013, 08:00
Replies: 89
Views: 41,461
Posted By Hand Solo

If the 330 is like the 320 then you can't arm the...

If the 330 is like the 320 then you can't arm the ground spoilers whilst keeping the speed brakes deployed. It's the same lever but in two different positions.
10th Sep 2013, 09:50
Replies: 137
Views: 49,910
Posted By Hand Solo

I don't think you really proved anything other...

I don't think you really proved anything other than you think you've got nothing more to learn. Come back in 10000 more hours and tell us what you think then.



I'm willing to give it a go with...
10th Sep 2013, 09:23
Replies: 137
Views: 49,910
Posted By Hand Solo

Yep, heard that one before too. Would it be fair...

Yep, heard that one before too. Would it be fair to say that you think limits are there to be reached and tested?
10th Sep 2013, 09:12
Replies: 137
Views: 49,910
Posted By Hand Solo

Alp - I didn't say you were Dutch, I simply asked...

Alp - I didn't say you were Dutch, I simply asked if you'd been to the KLM Academy as you appear to share some traits with the their graduates which are well known in my company. What I did say is...
10th Sep 2013, 07:56
Replies: 137
Views: 49,910
Posted By Hand Solo

Alpagueur as a general I find that people who...

Alpagueur as a general I find that people who make a point of saying how much their FO's like flying with them are the ones to watch out for! The good skippers don't need to ladle on the...
10th Sep 2013, 07:26
Replies: 137
Views: 49,910
Posted By Hand Solo

Having sat as a third pilot and watched two...

Having sat as a third pilot and watched two highly skilled guys bust the 500ft gate because of ATC induced overload I certainly don't buy the "It'll never happen to me" ideology. Perhaps Alpagueur...
4th Sep 2013, 08:57
Replies: 90
Views: 39,274
Posted By Hand Solo

It would appear fron the photos in the public...

It would appear fron the photos in the public domain he wasn't wearing a BA uniform.
29th Aug 2013, 13:27
Replies: 89
Views: 46,572
Posted By Hand Solo

@LapSap - they had plenty of thrust, they ran out...

@LapSap - they had plenty of thrust, they ran out of alpha! You'll note how the 320 flies nicely into the tops of the trees rather than stalling into their trunks.
1st Jun 2013, 14:51
Replies: 992
Views: 985,716
Posted By Hand Solo

Doesn't really matter if the PNF loads the FMC,...

Doesn't really matter if the PNF loads the FMC, the PF will still have to check it and brief the contents.
26th May 2013, 12:45
Replies: 992
Views: 985,716
Posted By Hand Solo

Grapevine says the fire chief recommended the...

Grapevine says the fire chief recommended the evacuation and no catastrophic situation was evident in the cockpit or cabin. Evacs don't always happen immediately.
25th May 2013, 20:21
Replies: 992
Views: 985,716
Posted By Hand Solo

5 mins on a small twin (A319) 10 mins on a big...

5 mins on a small twin (A319) 10 mins on a big quad (B747). Everything you need to see is visible from the ground except the upper surfaces of the wings and stabiliser. Nobody has a ladder on a walk...
24th May 2013, 16:33
Replies: 992
Views: 985,716
Posted By Hand Solo

You don't need to be down on your knees, there's...

You don't need to be down on your knees, there's a ruddy great indicator you can see if they're not latched. Just bend over and have a look.
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