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3rd Sep 2022, 16:25
Replies: 57
Views: 20,440
Posted By the_stranger

He said civilized... That answers your question,...

He said civilized... That answers your question, I think..
Forum: Tech Log
2nd Sep 2022, 07:07
Replies: 23
Views: 2,074
Posted By the_stranger

You never know what you avoid by following a...

You never know what you avoid by following a procedure, but we had the warning a few times when forgotten on African destinations and even when not forgotten (A330)

And those warnings are a pain...
6th Jun 2022, 13:34
Replies: 61
Views: 25,741
Posted By the_stranger

He must be a robot, android or super human who...

He must be a robot, android or super human who knows no fatigue, emotion or empathy.

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1st Jun 2022, 07:03
Replies: 61
Views: 25,741
Posted By the_stranger

It all depends. I am about to start a...

It all depends.

I am about to start a europe-US east coast flight, 8hrs flighttime (back slightly less).

Reporting 11.50lt, finished at midnight homebase time. About 21hrs rest before flying...
Forum: Tech Log
18th Apr 2022, 15:40
Replies: 7
Views: 1,263
Posted By the_stranger

AMS experience taught me that ATC really wants...

AMS experience taught me that ATC really wants you to be at fl100- and 250kts- at those points, unless specifically instructed.

So "descend fl070/speed 310kts" means be at or below fl100 (but...
Forum: Tech Log
8th Feb 2022, 07:02
Replies: 9
Views: 1,195
Posted By the_stranger

Aan airport we most often use as the alternate...

Aan airport we most often use as the alternate for our homebase had a notam like that for a while.

The problem was that they were remodelling the terminal including immigration etc.
So they...
27th Jan 2022, 08:53
Replies: 26
Views: 17,518
Posted By the_stranger

I think someone thought: surely someone has...

I think someone thought: surely someone has checked it and nobody did.

From a pushback truck you can't see that bridge/door, you can't really see it from the cockpit. Someone screwed up for sure,...
Forum: Middle East
19th Jan 2022, 14:43
Replies: 41
Views: 12,561
Posted By the_stranger

In most areas the used frequency is different and...

In most areas the used frequency is different and therefor less likely to interfere.
7th Jan 2022, 13:36
Replies: 358
Views: 160,375
Posted By the_stranger

As a captain it is your duty to safeguard both...

As a captain it is your duty to safeguard both you and your mate. If you think it is inadvisable to fly manual, you speak up. Better a nagging captain than a crash or serieus incident. And if you...
5th Jan 2022, 21:09
Replies: 358
Views: 160,375
Posted By the_stranger

I do wonder if it wasn't you that day. ...

I do wonder if it wasn't you that day.

Granted, a crew briefing should have been done before, as the PA, but the rest sounds like standard PM tasks, whether flying manual or not.
He might have...
23rd Dec 2021, 12:42
Replies: 17
Views: 10,272
Posted By the_stranger

We had the same on an caribbean destination and...

We had the same on an caribbean destination and they even put up go pros (sort of bidden and at varying spots) to make sure the guards were also guarded.

There are restaurants at that destination...
3rd Nov 2021, 19:24
Replies: 25
Views: 17,313
Posted By the_stranger

Magplug I fly a different type, but about...

Magplug

I fly a different type, but about the same amount of passengers and the total number of fainted pax in about 10 years is still countable on 2 hands.
While it isn't a very rare occurence,...
24th Sep 2021, 06:24
Replies: 192
Views: 91,330
Posted By the_stranger

While I do not know the exact details of this...

While I do not know the exact details of this story, sometimes it is better to take a hit on the number of jobs than to accept constant reduction in pay just to keep jobs.

Again, not all the...
5th Sep 2021, 17:41
Replies: 3
Views: 2,288
Posted By the_stranger

This is not completely true. While both have the...

This is not completely true. While both have the same basic CLA, in that CLA, there are sections specifically for KLC and KLM.

While the 737 and the embraers fly mostly the same destinations now,...
Forum: Tech Log
1st Sep 2021, 16:38
Replies: 11
Views: 2,354
Posted By the_stranger

On the A330 there are 4, with the 4th just a tad...

On the A330 there are 4, with the 4th just a tad away from the 3rd.

That way I would assume it's 20/40/60/72 (tel:20/40/60/72), but again not mentioned in the FCOM.
Forum: Tech Log
27th Aug 2021, 09:01
Replies: 11
Views: 2,354
Posted By the_stranger

While I'd like to assume the first marking is 30...

While I'd like to assume the first marking is 30 degrees, it isnt mentioned in my FCOM.

Also there are 4 markings on each side, suggesting a max of 120 degrees, which is more than the actual max...
29th Jun 2021, 14:25
Replies: 264
Views: 85,031
Posted By the_stranger

It really depends on what you call safe. In...

It really depends on what you call safe.

In the earlier part of the 20th century people flew everwhere, companies made profits but planes quite "often" crashed.
In this age, planes crash way less...
27th Jan 2021, 19:12
Replies: 75
Views: 41,791
Posted By the_stranger

While I can not dispute this one claim, you would...

While I can not dispute this one claim, you would think if this story is true and 1 pap infects 180 others on 1 flight, we would have so many more cases like these in the 1000's of flights since...
23rd Jan 2021, 21:10
Replies: 58
Views: 26,663
Posted By the_stranger

The story never really changed. Clouds and...

The story never really changed.

Clouds and contrails do block the sun, reducing the temperature. However they also act as a blanket, trapping heat from escaping into space and therefore increasing...
23rd Jan 2021, 09:51
Replies: 58
Views: 26,663
Posted By the_stranger

So to prevent contrails, which have a slight...

So to prevent contrails, which have a slight (possible) effect on cllimate change, we burn more fuel when diverting from our most efficient route?

Unless of course if this means more directs, I am...
9th Oct 2020, 06:43
Replies: 20
Views: 16,504
Posted By the_stranger

Nope, there were two volcanos, the one in 2010...

Nope, there were two volcanos, the one in 2010 disrupted all European flights (>100.000) and one in 2011 which mostly just disrupted icelandic flights (<1000).

The one to blow now (according the...
Forum: Questions
2nd Jul 2020, 08:03
Replies: 43
Views: 17,667
Posted By the_stranger

Had to do a go around at Aruba due to a...

Had to do a go around at Aruba due to a cruiseship crossing finals.finals.
It's not uncommon on those islands.
29th May 2020, 11:53
Replies: 59
Views: 28,537
Posted By the_stranger

No, they are not that stupid...

No, they are not that stupid...
28th May 2020, 15:09
Replies: 59
Views: 28,537
Posted By the_stranger

Just to clarify, the Dutch government isn't...

Just to clarify, the Dutch government isn't giving KLM money, they broker a loan for them at commercial banks.

Only in case of KLM not being able to pay back the loans, the government will pick up...
25th May 2020, 18:30
Replies: 14
Views: 4,936
Posted By the_stranger

It could have been a computer issue. At my...

It could have been a computer issue.
At my outfit we use the Lido flightplan system and a few times a notam, which I knew to be active (from a previous flight) was not presented in the (electronic)...
15th May 2020, 13:25
Replies: 77
Views: 35,317
Posted By the_stranger

The cockpit seats on some Fokker 50s made a sort...

The cockpit seats on some Fokker 50s made a sort of bang sound when the adjustment lever was used. Can't 'member a mask attached.


Maybe more of a crunch or creak though, it has been a while...
15th May 2020, 09:55
Replies: 77
Views: 35,317
Posted By the_stranger

Haven't got a clue what a bang seat is, but would...

Haven't got a clue what a bang seat is, but would those masks perhaps included oxygen, microphone and certification as well as rigorous training?
14th May 2020, 15:01
Replies: 37
Views: 8,720
Posted By the_stranger

That is going to be an interesting courtcase, if...

That is going to be an interesting courtcase, if the passenger decide to sue.
In my country, the experts publicly doubt the use and of masks and there are lots of studies which are conflicted.

I...
Forum: Tech Log
13th May 2020, 17:45
Replies: 19
Views: 3,984
Posted By the_stranger

I think this is an excellent scenario to give in...

I think this is an excellent scenario to give in a initial training.
Lots of people tend to blindly follow procedures when new on an aircraft because there is so much new stuff to get through.
Such...
11th May 2020, 20:18
Replies: 77
Views: 35,317
Posted By the_stranger

I could be mistaken, but wasn't that an offer...

I could be mistaken, but wasn't that an offer from the pilots instead of the company? And that 45% included a whole lot of extra pay, like the profit share, so the actual reduction would be around...
7th May 2020, 20:24
Replies: 101
Views: 34,126
Posted By the_stranger

A lot of those are already in place, as...

A lot of those are already in place, as masksamasks mandatory, disinfecting gel is allowed when under 100ml (airlines can't change those rules) and aircraft are cleaner differently.
Others are under...
7th May 2020, 17:24
Replies: 101
Views: 34,126
Posted By the_stranger

While in a way I do agree with you, what would...

While in a way I do agree with you, what would you have them do though?

Couple of days ago there was a parlementary session discussing the support KLM would recieve.
While the French already have...
7th May 2020, 09:01
Replies: 101
Views: 34,126
Posted By the_stranger

True. While covid19 isn't directly...

True.

While covid19 isn't directly comparable with other diseases, we do have to live with it, like all other afflictions.

If there will be a vaccin, it will not be here within a year, unless...
6th May 2020, 19:36
Replies: 77
Views: 35,317
Posted By the_stranger

Just to shine a little light, economists expect...

Just to shine a little light, economists expect that while the economy in Europe will shrink quite a lot this year, it will grow again next year.
Of course this is also just a prediction, but this...
6th May 2020, 08:24
Replies: 101
Views: 34,126
Posted By the_stranger

I highly doubt that. Unless those flights...

I highly doubt that.

Unless those flights make a profit (or will wake that after a slow ramp up), it is cheaper for KLM not to fly. (as in it minimizes loss).

As you said, KLM (and any other...
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