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14th Jul 2019, 09:17
Replies: 402
Views: 233,205
Posted By Blackfriar

Non Bristolian

Very Bristolian views on access to the airport. Many passengers actually live south of Bristol and certainly at the times I use it, (for 0700 dep/2200 arr) very easy to access by car (via A38 form...
29th Jun 2019, 14:50
Replies: 8
Views: 2,789
Posted By Blackfriar

Bizarre

As you say, this just means that everybody will be forcibly transferred to the new scheme instead of only new entrants. Great victory there, ageism wins.
Or am I mis-reading the decision and...
Forum: Jet Blast
29th Jun 2019, 14:26
Replies: 168
Views: 9,402
Posted By Blackfriar

Importance of grammar

If you have been involved with the law, grammar is very important. There is a court case where truck tanker drivers were able to claim $millions in back pay because of an apostrophe in the wrong...
Forum: Jet Blast
29th Jun 2019, 14:18
Replies: 168
Views: 9,402
Posted By Blackfriar

Thank you

Touche ( if I could find it I would put the acute accemt over the e)
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Jun 2019, 17:52
Replies: 168
Views: 9,402
Posted By Blackfriar

Gotten is actually old English that was retained...

Gotten is actually old English that was retained in use in the USA and dropped from use in the UK. They used it in the 17th/18th Century.
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Jun 2019, 17:49
Replies: 168
Views: 9,402
Posted By Blackfriar

Or even Tippex, as we are in pedant mode. It's on...

Or even Tippex, as we are in pedant mode. It's on the side of the bottle.
Forum: Jet Blast
28th Jun 2019, 17:48
Replies: 168
Views: 9,402
Posted By Blackfriar

Plenty of dyslexic pilots and poor spellers on...

Plenty of dyslexic pilots and poor spellers on here, but being able to captain an airliner requires a certain level of ability. It annoys me more when the marketing people write copy that has...
23rd Jun 2019, 09:16
Replies: 81
Views: 47,213
Posted By Blackfriar

I would rather the RAF were standing by to shoot...

I would rather the RAF were standing by to shoot it down and not needed than vice versa and it ends up in the City in a smoking hole. You don't know what was said and people quickly made the decision...
23rd Jun 2019, 07:42
Replies: 15
Views: 2,738
Posted By Blackfriar

Go and learn to fly a glider. Firsty no radio or...

Go and learn to fly a glider. Firsty no radio or engines to distract you. Secondly you will learn to feel the aeroplane in the atmosphere and understand what is happening.
Things like "boxing the...
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Jun 2019, 07:30
Replies: 175
Views: 15,594
Posted By Blackfriar

Do you really think a reported 40 climate change...

Do you really think a reported 40 climate change protestors entered the building by sneaking past security? It was an establishment PR stunt, allowing them in to then have Hammond say "but we're...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Jun 2019, 08:40
Replies: 53
Views: 5,760
Posted By Blackfriar

The last employer to ask for my certificates (O,...

The last employer to ask for my certificates (O, A and degree) was British Airways in 1987. Since then no-one has so I could have said anything. Conversely when interviewing I have tended to treat...
14th Jun 2019, 07:41
Replies: 9
Views: 2,694
Posted By Blackfriar

It all depends on your budget, but go for an SSD...

It all depends on your budget, but go for an SSD (solid state storage rather than a whirring disk) and as much RAM as you can afford - 8GB min, 12GB or 16GB if you can. These two things will make the...
9th Jun 2019, 10:51
Replies: 44
Views: 10,858
Posted By Blackfriar

There is now so much knowledge in older peole who...

There is now so much knowledge in older peole who have retired or partially retired and through the wonders of the internet and social media can be easily contacted. Many of these people (such as...
9th Jun 2019, 10:04
Replies: 72
Views: 62,351
Posted By Blackfriar

So? for the less technically knowledgable, please...

So? for the less technically knowledgable, please explain why any aircraft that diverts 3/4 of the way to its destination needs to dump 50 tonnes(!) of fuel. Surely it's not tankering MAN/LAS/MAN?
6th May 2019, 15:24
Replies: 462
Views: 882,710
Posted By Blackfriar

And being just 30 seconds behind, if there had...

And being just 30 seconds behind, if there had been a fire, the foam cannon would have started before they arrived. Look at the video today, foam everywhere but on the fire for at least 30 seconds.
6th May 2019, 15:20
Replies: 462
Views: 882,710
Posted By Blackfriar

I, for one, will not entrust my laptop to hold...

I, for one, will not entrust my laptop to hold baggage. I've seen loaders (I used to be a dispatcher). So this will never happen. If you have any baggage in the cabin, people will try to take it with...
6th May 2019, 08:11
Replies: 462
Views: 882,710
Posted By Blackfriar

There is video of people running to the hangars...

There is video of people running to the hangars and fire trucks just setting off and driving past them. Sounds pretty poor. As usual it's always three things, initial problem, very poor (crash)...
6th May 2019, 08:07
Replies: 462
Views: 882,710
Posted By Blackfriar

Looks like one fire truck was there at about 2...

Looks like one fire truck was there at about 2 mins, but then spent the next 30 secs wafting its cannon on the ground, up in the air and no-where near the front of the fire which is where the people...
6th Apr 2019, 10:22
Replies: 24
Views: 8,206
Posted By Blackfriar

They can still only be shot down once I presume?

They can still only be shot down once I presume?
27th Mar 2019, 20:26
Replies: 67
Views: 17,216
Posted By Blackfriar

So maybe the keen ATC cadets who have been staff...

So maybe the keen ATC cadets who have been staff cadets at VGS can move on to become instructors at UAS teaching students to fly real aeroplanes without engines. Then the UAS could be open to...
24th Mar 2019, 15:41
Replies: 5
Views: 1,921
Posted By Blackfriar

Oh Dear, what's weight and balance?

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/640x236/air_force_3_on_its_arse_6b146e610f7826d758cffa246089e1410211af1f.jpg
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's aircraft in the Lebanon today.
A pogo...
13th Mar 2019, 07:27
Replies: 5,129
Views: 10,179,253
Posted By Blackfriar

I agree, but from the comments on this forum, the...

I agree, but from the comments on this forum, the aircraft is not capable of flying to normal parameters without MCAS. I.e. the trim adjustment required as AOA increases due to the engine cowling...
11th Mar 2019, 06:28
Replies: 5,129
Views: 10,179,253
Posted By Blackfriar

Read the article that describes how the 14%...

Read the article that describes how the 14% improvement was achieved. As a summary, New engines, bigger fan, needs more clearance so raised 8 inches. New engines plus various aerodynamic improvements...
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Mar 2019, 07:57
Replies: 42
Views: 4,313
Posted By Blackfriar

You can buy a DAB radio which will fit in a...

You can buy a DAB radio which will fit in a standard 1 or 2 DIN opening or keep your radio and fit a DAB unit in the boot which re-broadcasts on an FM channel that your radio can pick up. About 100,...
Forum: Tech Log
24th Feb 2019, 10:14
Replies: 35
Views: 6,773
Posted By Blackfriar

Thanks, that seems more realistic.

Thanks, that seems more realistic.
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