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6th Jul 2020, 05:41
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Posted By wiggy

After last years strike? How exactly? ...

After last years strike?



How exactly?

We don't know what the deal is yet, we don't know if the membership will accept it..If it has "metrics" that UNITE regard as favourable I'd say that...
5th Jul 2020, 12:32
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Posted By wiggy

No worries folks.. I'm probably just...

No worries folks..

I'm probably just concerned that some may think that a BALPA vs. BA agreement ( TBF yet to be seen by the members, yet alone voted on) genuinely or significantly changes the...
5th Jul 2020, 09:34
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Posted By wiggy

I'm going to sound unsympathetic but I have to...

I'm going to sound unsympathetic but I have to say, somewhat wearily, after 30 plus years of witnessing the interaction between BALPA and the other Unions at BA that it needs to be made clear that...
Forum: Questions
5th Jul 2020, 08:35
Replies: 11
Views: 4,282
Posted By wiggy

Decelerated beyond which point? FYI we have...

Decelerated beyond which point?

FYI we have to be fully configured and are meant to be stable "on" speed, power at approach setting at 1000 AAL.

There is however a minor caveat to allow...
2nd Jul 2020, 22:46
Replies: 77
Views: 24,760
Posted By wiggy

I'm sure you're right...my comment ( if you're...

I'm sure you're right...my comment ( if you're indirectly talking to me) was a generic one to address the concerns of those who seemed concerned or bemused by the lack of a electronically defined...
2nd Jul 2020, 21:43
Replies: 116
Views: 18,077
Posted By wiggy

Maybe, but in my experience "we" in this line of...

Maybe, but in my experience "we" in this line of work pride ourselves on being a fairly switched on bunch :uhoh: and for example pride ourselves on using professional tools to deal with issues such...
2nd Jul 2020, 14:34
Replies: 77
Views: 24,760
Posted By wiggy

? this particular procedure meaning the BGC one...

? this particular procedure meaning the BGC one that went wrong for FR?

If that's the case the answer is two things:
1. Correct downwind timing.
2. Only leave platform altitude when...
Forum: Jet Blast
2nd Jul 2020, 09:42
Replies: 5,423
Views: 812,626
Posted By wiggy

Not sure what your point is TBH? Do you...

Not sure what your point is TBH?

Do you think doing so will somehow ease the effect of Brexit on the UK?
2nd Jul 2020, 07:56
Replies: 77
Views: 24,760
Posted By wiggy

I've never been able to see a major problem with...

I've never been able to see a major problem with the lateral side of the join and the downwind portion of the approach either, I'll bet that procedure has seen a lot worse..:uhoh:
Forum: Questions
1st Jul 2020, 18:33
Replies: 44
Views: 14,703
Posted By wiggy

Well, well, wondered how they did that, thanks...

Well, well, wondered how they did that, thanks for the detail - everyday is a school day, ....
Forum: Questions
1st Jul 2020, 10:08
Replies: 44
Views: 14,703
Posted By wiggy

Singapore is a place where it can be an an issue...

Singapore is a place where it can be an an issue for departures, especially for the heavies loaded up to near max weight.

Departing off 02left or 02 centre your performance...
1st Jul 2020, 09:21
Replies: 23
Views: 13,912
Posted By wiggy

The EASA letter in permalink #12 has the ban...

The EASA letter in permalink #12 has the ban entering into effect Wednesday 1 July at 00h 00 UTC........

Not sure of PIA's schedule into LHR but given this ban was announced late yesterday is it...
30th Jun 2020, 12:06
Replies: 1,214
Views: 1,037,149
Posted By wiggy

Everything is relative Noel ..when every missive...

Everything is relative Noel ..when every missive from your OpCo CEO and Group CEO, hunkered down in the bunker contains the word "crisis" then other airlines scratching around to get pilots in to...
30th Jun 2020, 10:21
Replies: 1,214
Views: 1,037,149
Posted By wiggy

Yep... And as some of us know despite...

Yep...

And as some of us know despite rumours of green shoots elsewhere there some are very keen to keep on using the word "crisis" so as to keep the fear of this perfect storm out there front and...
30th Jun 2020, 10:13
Replies: 77
Views: 24,760
Posted By wiggy

I agree with a heck of a lot of the above...

I agree with a heck of a lot of the above (especially the comment about nomenclature) but we almost certainly would not be having this discussion if a simple agreement had been reached by the crew as...
28th Jun 2020, 14:02
Replies: 1,214
Views: 1,037,149
Posted By wiggy

Raph Look like yet again it needs pointing...

Raph

Look like yet again it needs pointing out that the Bloomberg/Sun article seems to be based on an unsubstantiated rumour circulated on Whatsapp a few days ago....

I know this may be an old...
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Jun 2020, 00:19
Replies: 214
Views: 16,032
Posted By wiggy

You know at this stage in our lament about Uk's...

You know at this stage in our lament about Uk's inability to manage space "stuff", and our supposed expertise on this I'm going to shout "Black Arrow"...(which my late father worked on as a...
28th Jun 2020, 00:00
Replies: 77
Views: 24,760
Posted By wiggy

Yep...OK, agreed ..It looks like for whatever...

Yep...OK, agreed ..It looks like for whatever reason the crew didn't comprehend the vertical profile depicted on the charts.
27th Jun 2020, 23:35
Replies: 77
Views: 24,760
Posted By wiggy

Did they do that? As I understand it they...

Did they do that?

As I understand it they approached the NDB ( "BGC") from the NNE, overflew it SSW bound (at about 90 degrees off inbound course) and then performed a direct join, left turn to...
27th Jun 2020, 22:20
Replies: 77
Views: 24,760
Posted By wiggy

Very very much agree, but TBF as the report...

Very very much agree, but TBF as the report states Bergerac did have/do have published RNAV procedures to that runway.
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Jun 2020, 18:50
Replies: 20
Views: 1,522
Posted By wiggy

? Skylab...

? Skylab...
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Jun 2020, 16:24
Replies: 74
Views: 6,723
Posted By wiggy

It was only slightly more relaxed in France...

It was only slightly more relaxed in France ..there was no mercy.

Interestingly in the early days of lockdown when I mentioned to someone in the UK that I had just been pulled over by the...
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Jun 2020, 15:48
Replies: 20
Views: 1,522
Posted By wiggy

For those who like a good read I've dug this out...

For those who like a good read I've dug this out of my archive of "interesting" :uhoh: spaceflight related links:

https://history.nasa.gov/afj/launchwindow/lw1.html
27th Jun 2020, 15:39
Replies: 28
Views: 5,940
Posted By wiggy

Why the "allegedly"? AFAIK they were closed...

Why the "allegedly"?

AFAIK they were closed for the same reason other educational institutions full of young, healthy individuals were shut down, e.g. schools and universities..-social distancing....
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Jun 2020, 11:00
Replies: 20
Views: 1,522
Posted By wiggy

Bit of a combination of the above: Launching...

Bit of a combination of the above:

Launching from earth into Earth orbit or beyond you'd like to launch with the Earth's "spin" from west to east (anti-clockwise if looking down from above the...
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