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20th Jul 2021, 13:23
Replies: 129
Views: 37,284
Posted By Bengerman

Uplinker Dull, boring and pointless!...

Uplinker

Dull, boring and pointless! Continual repetition simply breeds complacency and pattern matching. After 5 x Go-Arounds then 5 x Eng Out G/A the brain is already starting to slumber and the...
2nd Mar 2021, 08:54
Replies: 69
Views: 28,612
Posted By Bengerman

We should all know by now, it has little to do...

We should all know by now, it has little to do with capability, it has little to do with role, it has little to do with service requirement. It has everything to do with politics. MOD have been told...
18th Feb 2021, 20:02
Replies: 62
Views: 28,077
Posted By Bengerman

I'm hoping it will not become an industry...

I'm hoping it will not become an industry standard to manually fly when the weather is marginal so that rusty pilots can improve their skills. Practice hand flying by all means but do it on a nice...
18th Feb 2021, 19:41
Replies: 12
Views: 3,390
Posted By Bengerman

Routing Dakar to Ascension on a dark old evening...

Routing Dakar to Ascension on a dark old evening the Nav headed for his sextant and started the mantra. Some time later, from the rear of the flight deck, was heard the sound of paper being screwed...
15th Sep 2020, 16:29
Replies: 113
Views: 30,442
Posted By Bengerman

You will spend an enormous amount of your life at...

You will spend an enormous amount of your life at work, if you enjoy it then you have hit at least a portion of the motherlode. If you don't enjoy your work then it is definitely worth considering...
5th Jun 2020, 17:55
Replies: 2,004
Views: 1,702,938
Posted By Bengerman

The loss of slots would hit BA very hard. If the...

The loss of slots would hit BA very hard. If the plan is to pull out of LGW and retreat into fortress Heathrow then that is where the previous LGW flights that they want to retain would go, using...
24th May 2020, 01:11
Replies: 42
Views: 15,502
Posted By Bengerman

Lovely aircraft to fly. Great aircraft to be a...

Lovely aircraft to fly. Great aircraft to be a passenger. Buggar to finance.
16th Feb 2020, 17:11
Replies: 69
Views: 160,746
Posted By Bengerman

First, fully manual landing, possibly using...

First, fully manual landing, possibly using autothrust but equally possibly not.
Technique down to flare was good, then it turned to worms.
Start the flare and then kick off the crab, Try to...
16th Dec 2019, 15:45
Replies: 27
Views: 16,759
Posted By Bengerman

Haven't the FAA already deemed it safe? How did...

Haven't the FAA already deemed it safe? How did that pan out?

Ryanair are not interested
if their pax know what the aircraft is, their sole interest is their wallets and how they can get their...
28th May 2019, 13:14
Replies: 28
Views: 11,553
Posted By Bengerman

Any news on arrangements for Bert?

Any news on arrangements for Bert?
9th Dec 2018, 17:42
Replies: 107
Views: 50,852
Posted By Bengerman

Did anyone look out of the window?

Did anyone look out of the window?
15th Oct 2018, 13:00
Replies: 39
Views: 24,819
Posted By Bengerman

Other advantages of DC-10 vs Tristar....Simpler,...

Other advantages of DC-10 vs Tristar....Simpler, therefore cheaper, engineering. Fitted with twin spool GE fan engine rather than the heavier, more complex but no more economic RB211 triple spooler....
28th Oct 2016, 20:02
Replies: 4,764
Views: 1,323,868
Posted By Bengerman

Slightly off thread, but with C-130 significance....

Slightly off thread, but with C-130 significance.
I regret to report the passing of Sqn Ldr Ron Collins, ex Hercules Nav following a fight with cancer, RIP Ron.
20th Feb 2016, 21:12
Replies: 4,764
Views: 1,323,868
Posted By Bengerman

As I was casually browsing this thread I happened...

As I was casually browsing this thread I happened upon a picture of Sqn Ldr Dave "Grumpy" Wri**t.
I have summoned my cardiologist.
28th Nov 2015, 20:20
Replies: 6,997
Views: 6,487,234
Posted By Bengerman

Frankly, those trying to second guess "the state...

Frankly, those trying to second guess "the state of the nation" in 5 years time are simply dreaming. things change all the time and at a rapid pace.
Bottom line is, if you want to work for BA then...
19th Nov 2015, 16:10
Replies: 4,764
Views: 1,323,868
Posted By Bengerman

The discussion re AOB limits is as revealing as...

The discussion re AOB limits is as revealing as it is interesting.
I certainly remember flying with pilots who would react like a wounded elephant if airspeed was a knot or two above the limiting...
7th Oct 2015, 13:46
Replies: 4,764
Views: 1,323,868
Posted By Bengerman

I also recognise the term "non essential...

I also recognise the term "non essential solids".
24th Aug 2015, 17:35
Replies: 1,381
Views: 1,199,792
Posted By Bengerman

The Crew, I'm not smug but I am content! ...

The Crew, I'm not smug but I am content!

Marriage, still number 1 and 30+ years and counting is fine and I don't work for VS so you are wrong on every count!

NOW I'm smug!
24th Aug 2015, 12:51
Replies: 1,381
Views: 1,199,792
Posted By Bengerman

john_smith wrote Frankly, this is more...

john_smith wrote



Frankly, this is more of an indictment of john_smith than the industry to which he refers. If he seriously thinks that being a tube driver is a better job than being an...
26th Jul 2015, 16:31
Replies: 4,764
Views: 1,323,868
Posted By Bengerman

Wow! Welsh porn!

Wow! Welsh porn!
13th Jul 2015, 20:52
Replies: 4,764
Views: 1,323,868
Posted By Bengerman

Last flew XV204 in April 1986, captained by the...

Last flew XV204 in April 1986, captained by the dear departed George Dunn.
Forum: Tech Log
29th Apr 2015, 09:57
Replies: 34
Views: 7,122
Posted By Bengerman

Also, if descending from high level with a Mach...

Also, if descending from high level with a Mach in OP DES the speed will increase as a natural function of Mach vs airspeed.
I have seen >7000'/min descent often in A318, all normal if a little...
31st Mar 2015, 23:09
Replies: 29
Views: 3,902
Posted By Bengerman

Happy Birthday 30, my first Sqn, great times.

Happy Birthday 30, my first Sqn, great times.
31st Mar 2015, 23:07
Replies: 179
Views: 45,235
Posted By Bengerman

After leaving Finningley the next time I bumped...

After leaving Finningley the next time I bumped into "Oaf" was when he was escorting Harry Secombe around ASI. They rolled into the Exiles Club, drunk as monkeys, and drank some more.
I believe it...
28th Feb 2015, 17:50
Replies: 4,764
Views: 1,323,868
Posted By Bengerman

One awkward night in Gander! The Gander Hotel was...

One awkward night in Gander! The Gander Hotel was being used but was also in use by the Newfoundland Ladies Darts Association who were having their annual convention, some of them were quite...
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