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Forum: Questions 15th Dec 2017, 14:28
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Posted By Checkboard
Hence your username? ;)

Hence your username? ;)
Forum: Questions 14th Dec 2017, 20:54
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Views: 1,555
Posted By Checkboard
I meant it as a generic name for the call - not...

I meant it as a generic name for the call - not instructions on how to call it. :)

Nope - you'll get priority to get to the runway - but if you're half an hour out, they're not going to stop...
Forum: Jet Blast 13th Dec 2017, 22:36
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Posted By Checkboard
Welcome Pitchpoller...

Welcome Pitchpoller (https://www.pprune.org/members/469054-pitchpoller) - only if what you post is truly boring and irrelevant.

You will find that there can be a somewhat nautical theme from time...
Forum: Jet Blast 13th Dec 2017, 16:48
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Posted By Checkboard
Fish Pie tonight. Star Wars movie tomorrow....

Fish Pie tonight.

Star Wars movie tomorrow. :)
Forum: Questions 13th Dec 2017, 13:22
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Views: 1,555
Posted By Checkboard
Obviously it's a known practice, as you know...

Obviously it's a known practice, as you know about it. ;)

There are no "rules" saying a pilot can't do so, if they consider that a safe course of action. There are a couple of types of emergency...
Forum: The Pacific: General Aviation & Questions 11th Dec 2017, 12:29
Replies: 1,361
Views: 492,947
Posted By Checkboard
Yes - but before that, as PIC you decide on the...

Yes - but before that, as PIC you decide on the fuel load. It isn't given to you by a random number generator!
Forum: Jet Blast 11th Dec 2017, 00:29
Replies: 56
Views: 16,187
Posted By Checkboard
There was a quite well known race horse in...

There was a quite well known race horse in Australia in the 1990s or so called Dineathey

Which apparently was a shortening of "Dine At The Y".
...
Forum: The Pacific: General Aviation & Questions 10th Dec 2017, 22:11
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Posted By Checkboard
The fuel in Samoa was half the price of the fuel...

The fuel in Samoa was half the price of the fuel at Norfolk. It would have paid to carry fuel in rather than uplift it at Norfolk.
Forum: Jet Blast 10th Dec 2017, 12:21
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Posted By Checkboard
Good five inches of snow in my back yard. Was...

Good five inches of snow in my back yard. Was supposed to go into work today, but thought discretion is the better part of valour, given the hill into the village and the low-profile tyres on my two...
Forum: The Pacific: General Aviation & Questions 9th Dec 2017, 21:06
Replies: 1,361
Views: 492,947
Posted By Checkboard
The revised, and quite comprehensive ATSB report,...

The revised, and quite comprehensive ATSB report, said that full fuel was OK.

The weather at Norfolk was frontal. It could onlLy get better, and couldn't get worse than "you can't get in". As the...
Forum: The Pacific: General Aviation & Questions 9th Dec 2017, 11:34
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Views: 492,947
Posted By Checkboard
Maybe. If he had turned up with 2 hours holding,...

Maybe. If he had turned up with 2 hours holding, then the chance of finding a weather window and performing a successful approach would have been strong.

... and if not, then the preparations for...
Forum: The Pacific: General Aviation & Questions 9th Dec 2017, 10:42
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Posted By Checkboard
"have regard but not do anything" - I find that...

"have regard but not do anything" - I find that faintly ridiculous, and wouldn't want to walk into court with that as my defense. In any case I disagree, but hey-ho.


I don't think anyone...
Forum: The Pacific: General Aviation & Questions 8th Dec 2017, 20:35
Replies: 1,361
Views: 492,947
Posted By Checkboard
Apart from guessing the wind instead of checking...

Apart from guessing the wind instead of checking it, and not catering for engine out/depressurisation en-route.
Forum: Airlines, Airports & Routes 8th Dec 2017, 10:08
Replies: 21
Views: 4,998
Posted By Checkboard
It was about five years ago?

It was about five years ago?
Forum: Airlines, Airports & Routes 7th Dec 2017, 19:01
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Views: 4,998
Posted By Checkboard
I diverted into Amsterdam just after midnight...

I diverted into Amsterdam just after midnight once. That's a major airport in a major European city and open 24 hours a day..... -ish.

... There was zero support available at that time of day -...
Forum: Jet Blast 6th Dec 2017, 23:53
Replies: 25
Views: 5,305
Posted By Checkboard
... and six years on, aerial observers are jailed...

... and six years on, aerial observers are jailed for a year for this... how times change.
...
Forum: The Pacific: General Aviation & Questions 6th Dec 2017, 23:36
Replies: 1,361
Views: 492,947
Posted By Checkboard
As Pelair are tied to the pilot by 234, their...

As Pelair are tied to the pilot by 234, their response is pretty much what I would expect. I don't even disagree with it.

The 0830 SPECI was neither passed, nor sought - and that is the shame of...
Forum: The Pacific: General Aviation & Questions 6th Dec 2017, 20:50
Replies: 1,361
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Posted By Checkboard
234(1) requires a pilot to plan "sufficient fuel...

234(1) requires a pilot to plan "sufficient fuel and oil to enable the proposed flight to be undertaken in safety.", and 234(3) gives instruction to the court, specifically, to consider those...
Forum: The Pacific: General Aviation & Questions 6th Dec 2017, 16:58
Replies: 1,361
Views: 492,947
Posted By Checkboard
I looked through them at the time. My "That's...

I looked through them at the time. My "That's ridiculous" comment was purely on the statement that loading 8670 lbs (full fuel) would result in arriving at Norfolk with about the same amount of fuel...
Forum: The Pacific: General Aviation & Questions 6th Dec 2017, 10:54
Replies: 1,361
Views: 492,947
Posted By Checkboard
Not quite. The fuel he took was insufficient to...

Not quite. The fuel he took was insufficient to cater for depressurisation or engine failure en-route, as required by regulations. It wasn't planned in accordance with current wind charts. The Pelair...
Forum: Jet Blast 6th Dec 2017, 10:38
Replies: 6,765
Views: 563,437
Posted By Checkboard
Psycholinguistics. Teaching whole word...

Psycholinguistics. Teaching whole word recognition.

Crazy, isn't it.
Forum: The Pacific: General Aviation & Questions 4th Dec 2017, 15:27
Replies: 3
Views: 819
Posted By Checkboard
The other problem is that the last 700m of the...

The other problem is that the last 700m of the runway is the first 700m of the opposite runway - the bit covered in slippery rubber. That's not the bit you want to be applying max braking on.
Forum: Jet Blast 4th Dec 2017, 14:31
Replies: 44
Views: 3,293
Posted By Checkboard
Is it OK to disregard the feelings of a group, if...

Is it OK to disregard the feelings of a group, if they are not in the majority?

Not everything is fair after a majority vote.
Forum: Jet Blast 29th Nov 2017, 16:36
Replies: 6,765
Views: 563,437
Posted By Checkboard
I did a DNA thing. Told me that I am a fast...

I did a DNA thing. Told me that I am a fast metabolizer of coffee, and a bunch of other stuff of like importance.

Also my ancestry mix is pretty much exactly what I thought it was (46% Great...
Forum: Jet Blast 29th Nov 2017, 00:10
Replies: 6,765
Views: 563,437
Posted By Checkboard
Yes - happy brithday 4Mac. :D I had my...

Yes - happy brithday 4Mac. :D

I had my first general anaesthetic yesterday, amazing to lose time like that. It should be available at work! ;)
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