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21st Oct 2008, 12:50
Replies: 1,158
Views: 245,718
Posted By Maude Charlee

Nice to see some journo has decided to embelish...

Nice to see some journo has decided to embelish Mike Rutter's press release with an incorrect number of seats on the 195. Flight International are rather prone to getting this number wrong too every...
Forum: ATC Issues
21st Oct 2008, 12:33
Replies: 17
Views: 2,866
Posted By Maude Charlee

On a worryingly high frequency. I'm glad we keep...

On a worryingly high frequency. I'm glad we keep the door locked - really don't want the pax being able to see us sitting with tears running down our faces. :}

And I do wish you guys would stop...
18th Oct 2008, 10:22
Replies: 10
Views: 1,607
Posted By Maude Charlee

Boosting the APU???? Really? Is the 737 so...

Boosting the APU????

Really? Is the 737 so advanced? :ooh:

On most types, it's a simple matter of on or off. Guess I'll have to go back to the manuals and have a really good look for my APU...
18th Oct 2008, 10:09
Replies: 17
Views: 1,260
Posted By Maude Charlee

Now we have the bent runway all sorted out...

Now we have the bent runway all sorted out (doesn't half increase wear and tear on the tyres you know ;)), can I make a request?

All you spottery types, if we're kind enough to wave and toot the...
18th Oct 2008, 10:04
Replies: 1,158
Views: 245,718
Posted By Maude Charlee

*deep breath* .....and so back to the...

*deep breath*

.....and so back to the resumption of normal operations.

Re: the 'missing' E195

As I understand things, this a/c is the 3rd BHX based 195 and will be used as the 'hot' spare...
18th Oct 2008, 09:30
Replies: 15
Views: 2,834
Posted By Maude Charlee

Talk about perfect candidates for Flybe. A...

Talk about perfect candidates for Flybe.

A simple statement of fact, and it gets twisted into all kinds of sinister undertones by people trying to read betweens lines that aren't even there. :ugh:...
Replies: 5
Views: 1,489
Posted By Maude Charlee

All well and good, but most controllers will ask...

All well and good, but most controllers will ask for, or expect, 160kts until 4DME, and other speeds (during the initial approach phase) will be dependant upon airline specific SOPs. In reality, a...
Forum: Tech Log
18th Oct 2008, 09:09
Replies: 27
Views: 10,628
Posted By Maude Charlee

Perhaps it was a Norwegian Blue. Remarkable...

Perhaps it was a Norwegian Blue.

Remarkable bird, the Norwegian Blue, idn'it, ay? Beautiful plumage!

:ok:
Replies: 48
Views: 7,512
Posted By Maude Charlee

In analysing Flybe's modular preference for no...

In analysing Flybe's modular preference for no more than 2 FTOs for training, forget anything and everything to do with PPL stage training.

They are talking about commercial training only, and...
12th Oct 2008, 15:23
Replies: 1,158
Views: 245,718
Posted By Maude Charlee

TechProb, ref VFR Flybe, as I suspect all...

TechProb, ref VFR

Flybe, as I suspect all other operators, occassionally position flights (sometimes with pax, more often empty) from one airport to another, which is not a normal passenger route....
10th Oct 2008, 12:57
Replies: 1,158
Views: 245,718
Posted By Maude Charlee

VFR. Yeah, right. I think there has been...

VFR. Yeah, right.

I think there has been some fundamental misunderstanding of what VFR entails. For one, there are no VFR charts on any Flybe a/c, and I have met very few pilots daft enough to...
10th Oct 2008, 12:42
Replies: 7
Views: 942
Posted By Maude Charlee

Use whatever words you can spell when writing up...

Use whatever words you can spell when writing up the ASR and Tech Log. :}
Replies: 48
Views: 7,512
Posted By Maude Charlee

lol Don't think OAA will be crying into...

lol

Don't think OAA will be crying into their Chardonnay just yet. They are the provider for the Flybe E195 TR and recurrent sim training. Contract probably covers some 150 pilots, twice a year,...
4th Oct 2008, 11:57
Replies: 14
Views: 5,793
Posted By Maude Charlee

It's not bent, it's gender confused.

It's not bent, it's gender confused.
Replies: 8
Views: 671
Posted By Maude Charlee

Helpful hint no.1 The aim at all times is to...

Helpful hint no.1

The aim at all times is to make sure you and ATC understand each other. If it all goes a bit pear-shaped, forget what the comms book says and just use plain language to get your...
29th Sep 2008, 11:09
Replies: 47
Views: 7,845
Posted By Maude Charlee

Always like to have a laugh at the newbies who...

Always like to have a laugh at the newbies who get posted to BHD, immediately bid to work somewhere else even before they have set foot in NI, and then realise it is actually the best base in the...
17th Sep 2008, 19:00
Replies: 1,158
Views: 245,718
Posted By Maude Charlee

Crikey!!! 27 pax? I'm amazed so many people...

Crikey!!! 27 pax?

I'm amazed so many people wanted to go to SOU. Perhaps they combined the flight with an earlier cancellation. :}

Dolly,
Always a pleasure. ;)
17th Sep 2008, 15:36
Replies: 1,158
Views: 245,718
Posted By Maude Charlee

"Countless" aircraft (145s I expect) sat around...

"Countless" aircraft (145s I expect) sat around all day. Haven't laughed so hard in ages - Thank you. :ok:

You must have been the BACON accountant with such limited counting ability. ;)

As for...
13th Sep 2008, 19:36
Replies: 47
Views: 12,788
Posted By Maude Charlee

Of course, EZY haven't recently announced...

Of course, EZY haven't recently announced redundancies or large cutbacks on route frequencies out of BFS at all. Or did they? Maybe Wiseguy can fill us in.

BE have cut some rotations from BHD too,...
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Sep 2008, 19:20
Replies: 26
Views: 2,703
Posted By Maude Charlee

Plenty of beardy pilots. Most drive diesels,...

Plenty of beardy pilots. Most drive diesels, enjoy caravaning holidays and drink beer with twigs in it, but they're still nice enough people.

The whole O2 mask thing probably came from the...
Forum: Questions
13th Sep 2008, 13:28
Replies: 12
Views: 3,379
Posted By Maude Charlee

Q400 used to operate into LCY quite regularly -...

Q400 used to operate into LCY quite regularly - SAS certainly used it on that route almost from the start. Think Flybe may have given it a crack, but wisely decided against it due to the increased...
13th Sep 2008, 13:23
Replies: 30
Views: 3,620
Posted By Maude Charlee

RT calls would be well and good if someone was...

RT calls would be well and good if someone was able to answer the radio. Very often can't even get an answer when sitting on stand wondering where the dispatcher has been for the last 30 minutes and...
13th Sep 2008, 13:12
Replies: 14
Views: 2,200
Posted By Maude Charlee

Just a thought to bear in mind - hold pools...

Just a thought to bear in mind - hold pools rarely exist for pilots with any kind of half-decent experience.

If you are in a position to afford to do it (and most people could find a way if they...
Replies: 32
Views: 3,119
Posted By Maude Charlee

What will happen? Same thing that always...

What will happen?

Same thing that always happens.

At least once every decade, the industry goes into a pretty poor state of affairs, with crews being laid off and some carriers going bust....
Forum: Questions
10th Sep 2008, 17:03
Replies: 10
Views: 10,827
Posted By Maude Charlee

Hi. Normal climb speed would be 250kts up to...

Hi.

Normal climb speed would be 250kts up to FL100, then 270kts beyond that up to transition to Mach, where this becomes M0.73. The mode used for climb is normally FLCH, with power selected at...
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