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Forum: Questions
5th Jul 2020, 10:32
Replies: 11
Views: 4,282
Posted By FullWings

Weld the gear pins in, itís the only way to be...

Weld the gear pins in, itís the only way to be sure!
5th Jul 2020, 08:14
Replies: 356
Views: 186,799
Posted By FullWings

That can be explained by the fact that the UK...

That can be explained by the fact that the UK population has increased over time. 80 years ago it was <50m; now it’s approaching 70m. There are also demographic variations.
3rd Jul 2020, 14:39
Replies: 356
Views: 186,799
Posted By FullWings

List just published: covid 19 travel...

List just published:

covid 19 travel corridors (gov.uk) (https://www.gov.uk/guidance/coronavirus-covid-19-travel-corridors)
2nd Jul 2020, 10:00
Replies: 77
Views: 24,760
Posted By FullWings

If I was a betting man, Iíd put money on the...

If I was a betting man, Iíd put money on the ďhowĒ element being missed or only cursorily covered in briefing. It appears there were inappropriate lateral mode and height selections, which opened the...
Forum: Questions
2nd Jul 2020, 09:05
Replies: 44
Views: 14,703
Posted By FullWings

Was going into BOS some years ago, lots of...

Was going into BOS some years ago, lots of vectoring around the airfield, eventually asked if there was a problem as we were fast approaching commit time. Reply came back that there was shipping in...
28th Jun 2020, 15:45
Replies: 1,586
Views: 2,399,944
Posted By FullWings

Thatís a reasonable point but on the whole I...

Thatís a reasonable point but on the whole I would say it is good training in what the aircraft is capable (or not capable) of. As long as the SAC are attained and maintained, then itís using the...
28th Jun 2020, 09:40
Replies: 77
Views: 24,760
Posted By FullWings

Interesting one. Many holes in the cheese but at...

Interesting one. Many holes in the cheese but at least there was no confusion over what an EGPWS alert meant.

I find it fascinating that a crew can get spatially disoriented when there is an...
11th Jun 2020, 09:55
Replies: 1,586
Views: 2,399,944
Posted By FullWings

Thatís an interesting one. If you are...

Thatís an interesting one.

If you are sliding down the runway on the engines and attempt to get back in the air again, there would be considerable differences in the potential aerodynamic and...
4th Jun 2020, 10:04
Replies: 26
Views: 15,907
Posted By FullWings

Interesting that on the video it sounds like more...

Interesting that on the video it sounds like more reverse thrust was being applied as the aircraft comes into frame, which implies it wasnít being fully utilised at that point on what appears to be a...
2nd Jun 2020, 06:24
Replies: 1,586
Views: 2,399,944
Posted By FullWings

Itís thread drift but I suppose in some way...

Itís thread drift but I suppose in some way pertinent to the subject as there isnít any new information at the moment.

Iíve found, as a general observation, that to lose energy from the airframe...
26th May 2020, 08:49
Replies: 1,586
Views: 2,399,944
Posted By FullWings

Oh yes, Iím sure it will be *interesting* but...

Oh yes, Iím sure it will be *interesting* but will there much useful info to take away and make your own operation safer? Donít both have the prawn salad? It seems so far away from normal (or...
25th May 2020, 20:59
Replies: 1,586
Views: 2,399,944
Posted By FullWings

As others have said, this accident is looking...

As others have said, this accident is looking increasingly bizarre.

Yes, cognitive overload; yes, distraction; yes task fixation, but at some point self-preservation has to kick in, surely?...
Forum: Tech Log
25th May 2020, 10:41
Replies: 14
Views: 2,019
Posted By FullWings

I would be wary of dismissing things like this as...

I would be wary of dismissing things like this as irrelevant, as they sometimes expose significant errors on investigation. Some time ago I was looking at the QRH, in the cruise, at some of the...
21st May 2020, 18:57
Replies: 43
Views: 13,340
Posted By FullWings

The only military use I can think of would be a...

The only military use I can think of would be a tanker conversion but they already have those. Suppose if itís cheap enough you could use it as a target?

I like the A380 as a passenger, reports...
Forum: Tech Log
16th May 2020, 07:44
Replies: 29
Views: 2,848
Posted By FullWings

I get the point about redundancy but my sailplane...

I get the point about redundancy but my sailplane has multiple redundant inertial/nav systems running off independent power supplies and a certified EFIS with backup. I fly IMC quite a bit and could...
Forum: Tech Log
14th May 2020, 19:00
Replies: 29
Views: 2,848
Posted By FullWings

No. Because of certification requirements, cost,...

No. Because of certification requirements, cost, problems with commonality and the time between design freeze and the first customer getting their hands on it.

My glider has better instruments...
13th May 2020, 09:37
Replies: 182
Views: 71,549
Posted By FullWings

We normally get sent to places where you might...

We normally get sent to places where you might get shot at without being told this. I think many of us would find the candour refreshing!

Thinking of applying but my Polo is not that good; would I...
10th May 2020, 10:01
Replies: 356
Views: 186,799
Posted By FullWings

Looking at it from a purely UK aviation angle, is...

Looking at it from a purely UK aviation angle, is it such a big deal? Were all the airlines gambling on 100% load factors next month?

I donít think any of the companies involved were expecting...
9th May 2020, 09:02
Replies: 356
Views: 186,799
Posted By FullWings

Given that ďkey workersĒ are likely to be...

Given that ďkey workersĒ are likely to be exempted and, at the moment, are probably are the overwhelming number of people travelling by air (donít think there are many holidaymakers), then how does...
Forum: Jet Blast
4th May 2020, 10:28
Replies: 29
Views: 13,751
Posted By FullWings

This is purely anecdotal but a survey of my peers...

This is purely anecdotal but a survey of my peers says that pretty much all of them are going to have a **** off holiday in one of their favourite places once restrictions allow. This is not to say...
Forum: Jet Blast
4th May 2020, 09:08
Replies: 29
Views: 13,751
Posted By FullWings

I think the difference between now and previous...

I think the difference between now and previous economic difficulties is that this one is a secondary effect of deliberate government action (not to say that there aren’t some underlying problems...
29th Apr 2020, 18:24
Replies: 208
Views: 33,511
Posted By FullWings

Funny old thing, Iíve always thought that...

Funny old thing, Iíve always thought that historically, China was more interested in China than anywhere else. Yes, theyíve been buying up assets all around the World but thatís sensible, long-term...
21st Apr 2020, 17:15
Replies: 763
Views: 598,075
Posted By FullWings

Unfortunately, it affects whether you have a job...

Unfortunately, it affects whether you have a job and what itís like in the future. Norwegian competing with IAG on North American routes by loss-leading pricing led to the formation of Level. Using...
21st Apr 2020, 08:52
Replies: 763
Views: 598,075
Posted By FullWings

Well said. Itís important to note that you can be...

Well said. Itís important to note that you can be very sympathetic towards the plight of Norwegian employees and wish them all the best, but at the same time be pretty scathing about the business...
19th Apr 2020, 12:19
Replies: 38
Views: 18,254
Posted By FullWings

Iím an optimist too, and think we will see a...

Iím an optimist too, and think we will see a vaccine earlier than the many years that are sometimes talked about. That said, there is only so much fast tracking you can do: Iím reminded of the famous...
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