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8th Oct 2019, 10:15
Replies: 31
Views: 13,849
Posted By OldLurker

Very odd that Virgin thought messaging was a good...

Very odd that Virgin thought messaging was a good feature to add to their 'entertainment' system. I'd have thought its usefulness would be very limited. But no, on reflection, it's the usual techie...
17th Sep 2019, 15:16
Replies: 38
Views: 20,714
Posted By OldLurker

02 and 20 are reciprocal, so there are plenty of...

02 and 20 are reciprocal, so there are plenty of those (also 13/31).
15th Sep 2019, 16:02
Replies: 103
Views: 114,709
Posted By OldLurker

cactusbusdrvr – Thanks, interesting. BTW, looking...

cactusbusdrvr – Thanks, interesting. BTW, looking back I see that it was from a 787 that a stowaway’s body fell...
15th Sep 2019, 01:05
Replies: 103
Views: 114,709
Posted By OldLurker

That may be an ongoing phenomenon at LHR....

That may be an ongoing phenomenon at LHR. Visiting a friend in London below the approach to 27L recently, I was interested to see three or four 777s dragging in with gear down, about 10nm from...
9th Sep 2019, 18:15
Replies: 116
Views: 131,252
Posted By OldLurker

I was right with you up until that last snide...

I was right with you up until that last snide sentence.

I'm also fed up with the Airbus bashing. It's no less a fine company than Boeing, and its professionals are no less fantastic than Boeing's,...
7th Sep 2019, 09:42
Replies: 116
Views: 131,252
Posted By OldLurker

Let's hope the FAA have been properly woken. I’m...

Let's hope the FAA have been properly woken. I’m surprised that nobody has mentioned the DC-10 yet.
5th Sep 2019, 09:33
Replies: 48
Views: 31,450
Posted By OldLurker

Surely when an off-duty professional pilot gets a...

Surely when an off-duty professional pilot gets a phone call saying “we’re short of a pilot, can you fly today?” they make a grown-up assessment whether they’re fit and able to fly, and if not for...
7th Aug 2019, 19:20
Replies: 83
Views: 54,553
Posted By OldLurker

No, not much of a break. (1) They should...

No, not much of a break.

(1) They should long ago have better understood their IT environments and made them more robust. Airlines need to understand that their IT systems nowdays are...
3rd Aug 2019, 16:39
Replies: 32
Views: 17,598
Posted By OldLurker

[/left][/left][/left] Absolutely. And the...

[/left][/left][/left] Absolutely. And the advocates for the A380 always seem to overlook this.
There are many, many options for upsizing aircraft before you need to consider the A380.[/QUOTE]There...
1st Aug 2019, 19:34
Replies: 32
Views: 17,598
Posted By OldLurker

Rough translationIn other words, lots of little...

Rough translationIn other words, lots of little aircraft are more profitable than a few big ones; that is, if you have plenty of slots available. Note also that AF has only ten A380s anyway, half of...
17th Jul 2019, 15:14
Replies: 50
Views: 33,644
Posted By OldLurker

The whole selling point is – the certification...

The whole selling point is – the certification program, such as it was, was based on – the idea that it’s “just another 737”. In due course the 737-dontcallitMAX will be recertified with some...
18th Jun 2019, 19:00
Replies: 107
Views: 35,316
Posted By OldLurker

No, just cut the price enough and the loco pax...

No, just cut the price enough and the loco pax will line up.

Of course, pilotless is just the start. Look how much we could save by going cabin-crewless too!
Forum: Questions
12th Jun 2019, 11:43
Replies: 4
Views: 4,157
Posted By OldLurker

Thus any pilot actually relying on a forecast to...

Thus any pilot actually relying on a forecast to order their fuel is either a management pilot stooge or newbie.[/QUOTE]

1. Who is Jim Grant? Can you provide a source for that quote?
2. How do...
3rd May 2019, 14:31
Replies: 5
Views: 3,883
Posted By OldLurker

Yes, in the video you can see that on this...

Yes, in the video you can see that on this testbed machine there are movable control surfaces, I guess so that the thing is controllable if the blown-air control turns out not to work; also so that...
3rd May 2019, 08:47
Replies: 23
Views: 8,332
Posted By OldLurker

Of course people in the UK are blaming Brexit,...

Of course people in the UK are blaming Brexit, but strangely enough, the world is bigger than the UK and not every change is necessarily a consequence of Brexit! Bombardier are also selling their...
3rd May 2019, 08:42
Replies: 5
Views: 3,883
Posted By OldLurker

UAV flying wth blown-air flight controls

BAE Systems in the UK are flying a UAV, 4 meter wingspan, with no moving control surfaces, using blown air for flight control. It's called Magma. (They had a previous smaller one called Demon –...
21st Apr 2019, 08:48
Replies: 106
Views: 82,129
Posted By OldLurker

Perhaps noteworthy that of the three accidents...

Perhaps noteworthy that of the three accidents cited by Safe-T, none were due to failure of the airframe.
20th Feb 2019, 11:48
Replies: 16
Views: 7,833
Posted By OldLurker

It's really difficult nowadays to find a brand...

It's really difficult nowadays to find a brand name that looks and sounds tolerable, and that doesn't mean anything negative or silly in any language that potential clients may speak, which someone...
15th Feb 2019, 16:58
Replies: 8
Views: 3,612
Posted By OldLurker

Wait – he thought "I need to get off this plane...

Wait – he thought "I need to get off this plane right now" but stopped to video the fire instead …?

(Cited source is not available in my country.)
15th Feb 2019, 16:41
Replies: 8
Views: 5,720
Posted By OldLurker

The official report says the controller told the...

The official report says the controller told the Ryanair flight to stop descent due to a potential loss of separation with an Easyjet aircraft. That's all. There's no suggestion that "the Ryanair...
15th Jan 2019, 23:32
Replies: 6
Views: 4,081
Posted By OldLurker

The video's title on YouTube is way over the top:...

The video's title on YouTube is way over the top: "Air disaster Boeing 737-9GJER crash ..." Doesn't seem quite right for a slow runway excursion where AvHerald (which only rates it an incident) says...
28th Dec 2018, 18:06
Replies: 13
Views: 3,352
Posted By OldLurker

Yancey Slide: yes, ditto. Only, UPSs have a habit...

Yancey Slide: yes, ditto. Only, UPSs have a habit of being interruptible, and backup generators have a habit of not starting, unless they’re regularly exercised. Equipment that’s only used in...
28th Nov 2018, 18:11
Replies: 10
Views: 9,158
Posted By OldLurker

Fuller story from AvHerald: Incident: Lufthansa...

Fuller story from AvHerald: Incident: Lufthansa A346 at Cali on Nov 17th 2018, language barrier with ATC (http://www.avherald.com/h?article=4c07ecc2)
Forum: Tech Log
15th Nov 2018, 10:35
Replies: 44
Views: 6,100
Posted By OldLurker

Just to be clear: is it being stated or claimed...

Just to be clear: is it being stated or claimed here – by those who are experienced in the game – that en route wake from a "super" A380 is worse, more to be avoided, than wake from a large "heavy"...
13th Nov 2018, 08:40
Replies: 21
Views: 15,073
Posted By OldLurker

According to the BBC (which illustrates its story...

According to the BBC (which illustrates its story with a silly graphic of flying saucers) the BA pilot contacted Shannon at 0647 local (= UTC at this time of year) on 9 November (UFOs spotted off...
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