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5th Dec 2021, 21:12
Replies: 11
Views: 3,466
Posted By rob_ginger

OK, so my brother in law is sitting on Christmas...

OK, so my brother in law is sitting on Christmas Island, his return flight has been cancelled, and he's wondering which of the many transport options (plane, ship, train, swimming, matter transport...
5th Dec 2021, 00:00
Replies: 11
Views: 3,466
Posted By rob_ginger

Christmas Is - Holiday he'll never forget

My brother-in-law booked a holiday with 7 days on Christmas, then 7 days on Cocos-Keeling. Arrived on Christmas last week, and he was lucky enough to see the crab migration. But bad weather meant his...
12th Aug 2019, 10:24
Replies: 43
Views: 29,325
Posted By rob_ginger

Confirmed by the Aussie ABC and SBS new...

Confirmed by the Aussie ABC and SBS new organisations:


Just wonder where this is going to...
9th Aug 2019, 09:10
Replies: 49
Views: 24,839
Posted By rob_ginger

I like to compare climate change with fire...

I like to compare climate change with fire insurance - most people have fire insurance on their house because they *really* don't think it's going to burn down. BUT, the financial risk is so great...
22nd Apr 2018, 09:13
Replies: 461
Views: 491,879
Posted By rob_ginger

In this news article...

In this news article http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-43804253 (http://http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-43804253)
I saw this quote:
Does that sound right? Haven't seen it mentioned in...
31st Jan 2018, 06:30
Replies: 421
Views: 264,469
Posted By rob_ginger

ATSB Interim Report is out

The ATSB interim report is out:


But a quick reading doesn't give any clues as to the cause of the crash -...
19th Jan 2018, 11:05
Replies: 84
Views: 38,508
Posted By rob_ginger

Descent Procedure

Some technical questions - I see from the flightaware plot in post 2 and the altitude plot in post 63 that the aircraft did a 180 degree turn, and descended from 10,000m to around 7,000m. Is the 180...
9th Sep 2017, 00:06
Replies: 27
Views: 9,114
Posted By rob_ginger

Etihad turbulence out of WA

'I thought we were going to fall out of the sky': Perth woman's Etihad nightmare...
24th Aug 2017, 12:08
Replies: 43
Views: 19,807
Posted By rob_ginger

Kai Tak memories.

I remember talking to a Qantas pilot in the 80's who said that the safest place to land in a Qantas plane was Kai Tak - because the most practised sim. landing was a night landing at Kai Tak. They...
26th Apr 2017, 22:54
Replies: 48
Views: 11,216
Posted By rob_ginger

More bad publicity for UA

Oh Dear - all the bad publicity about Dr Dao, and now a giant rabbit has died while being transported by UA:

Three foot bunny dies after United flight - CNN.com...
23rd Apr 2017, 08:10
Replies: 15
Views: 6,669
Posted By rob_ginger

Just an environmental beat-up

Yeah, I'm with all you guys who think this is just another envornmental beat-up. Who cares about a few dead fish? And the bits of the Great Barrier Reef that haven't been killed off by climate...
23rd Apr 2017, 00:26
Replies: 83
Views: 12,523
Posted By rob_ginger

"Non-compliant passengers"

I know, I know the solution! It's these damn non-compliant passengers. Why don't we just not have passengers? Then they wouldn't have any opportunity to fight with or annoy the gate agents or CC....
18th Apr 2017, 10:08
Replies: 54
Views: 14,384
Posted By rob_ginger

If you had been reading the thread on the UA...

If you had been reading the thread on the UA incident you would know that the instruction from the aircrew was NOT lawful in this case. The passenger was also wrong to resist when dragged off the...
14th Apr 2017, 04:44
Replies: 1,174
Views: 408,696
Posted By rob_ginger

Rose-coloured glasses

There have been a few posts mentioning the change in the US since 9/11. Well you can stop looking at the past through rose-coloured glasses - America's descent into authoritarianism had started well...
22nd Jan 2017, 00:24
Replies: 54
Views: 36,682
Posted By rob_ginger

The "culture" is a real problem

Before you can comprehend the air safety problem you have to have an idea of the "culture" in the country. It's a long time (~25 years) since I spent 6 months living there (current residents feel...
27th May 2016, 09:25
Replies: 61
Views: 47,807
Posted By rob_ginger

Oh - Puhleeeeeeeeeeeeeez. Whatever has happened...

Oh - Puhleeeeeeeeeeeeeez. Whatever has happened to reading and comprehension? 8che is NOT saying that the PIC can do what he pleases. He's just saying that he has the ultimate decision on what is...
Forum: Tech Log
10th Apr 2016, 00:38
Replies: 3
Views: 2,448
Posted By rob_ginger

Qantas turn backs due to "Engine vibration"

There have been two recent turn backs of Qantas flights - reason for both reported as engine vibration.

Second Qantas flight turned back after 'vibrating' engine...
5th Apr 2016, 09:25
Replies: 1
Views: 1,733
Posted By rob_ginger

A380 Engine Vibrations (QF9) - Detection and cause ?

Last night QF9 (Melb-Dubai) was diverted back to Sydney
Qantas A380 in epic overnight diversion | Plane Talking...
17th Mar 2016, 01:33
Replies: 21
Views: 9,514
Posted By rob_ginger

I was sceptical about chemtrails until I came...

I was sceptical about chemtrails until I came across this:

Chemtrail Australia & International (http://www.chemtrailaustraliainternational.com/chemtrail-news.php)

Scroll down to the bit titled...
9th Dec 2015, 08:41
Replies: 75
Views: 30,011
Posted By rob_ginger

Alain, If you're nervous about flying and you...

Alain, If you're nervous about flying and you think more engines is safer then DON'T read this:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastern_Air_Lines_Flight_855 (http://...
3rd Dec 2015, 09:53
Replies: 50
Views: 20,012
Posted By rob_ginger

Jetstar loading issues

Apologies if there is already a thread on this, but the ABC News web site has this article on a couple of Jetstar "oopsies" in October:

Jetstar plane investigated after passengers had to move due...
12th Oct 2015, 10:54
Replies: 52
Views: 38,703
Posted By rob_ginger

Thanks very much for your replies, Clipped and...

Thanks very much for your replies, Clipped and and DaveReidUK. From them it sounds like there ISN'T a mechanical interlock where weight stops retraction, so it looks like the poor bugger who DIDN'T...
12th Oct 2015, 06:51
Replies: 52
Views: 38,703
Posted By rob_ginger

Technical question re gear locking

I'm SLF/electrical engineer trying to understand how this could happen. Are there any aircraft engineers out there who can explain how the LG interlocks work ? I've re-read the thread carefully, but...
8th Sep 2014, 09:41
Replies: 13
Views: 5,174
Posted By rob_ginger

Just an inquisitive SLF here, trying to get in...

Just an inquisitive SLF here, trying to get in before the thread is closed *again*..

What does the PF feel when a 737 is nose-heavy ? I would imagine there's heaps of elevator authority available,...
4th Aug 2012, 12:50
Replies: 115
Views: 33,974
Posted By rob_ginger


To all the people banging on about the "LAND ASAP" ECAM message - a question for you:

If the ECAM said "MOON PAX NOW" would you immediately open the cockpit door, turn round, drop your strides,...
8th Sep 2011, 11:12
Replies: 160
Views: 63,342
Posted By rob_ginger

Reality check from an SLF


Sorry, but I can't let this pass. I have to agree with sax_r54's comments about what I would expect an aircrew to do in the circumstances as reported, i.e. *loud* bang, followed later by STATUS...
16th Jun 2011, 06:48
Replies: 422
Views: 210,622
Posted By rob_ginger

Repairs Under Way ?

Found this news, dated May 28th, saying that repairs would start "next week".

Qantas Airbus A380 Production (http://a380production.com/category/qantas/)

If that news is right then repairs...
6th Jun 2011, 04:39
Replies: 35
Views: 5,669
Posted By rob_ginger

AH and hcmcmcclow In most cases I think AH...

AH and hcmcmcclow

In most cases I think AH is right about the ridiculous drivel written by aviation journalists, but in this case I don't think the ABC article is too bad.

If you fly for a...
5th Apr 2011, 10:57
Replies: 62
Views: 32,041
Posted By rob_ginger

The freakin' bonger !

I've had a listen to the ATC recording (from skidbuggy's link), as well as a few others over time - Sully's Hudson River landing, the Thompson 767 bird ingestion video on Youtube, etc. I know you'd...
10th Jan 2011, 07:19
Replies: 41
Views: 12,193
Posted By rob_ginger

Test Pilots

In post 26 mmciau said:

while in post 29 Bootstrap1 said:

I looked at the AD for the modifications to the EEC software
(EASA Airworthiness Directives Publishing Tool...
30th Dec 2010, 22:51
Replies: 3
Views: 1,549
Posted By rob_ginger

Qantas restarting A380 flights to LA

The Sydney Morning Herald is reporting that Qantas are restarting their flights to LA from Jan 17 -

Qantas gets ready to put A380s back on US route...
18th Dec 2010, 21:46
Replies: 1,964
Views: 1,239,047
Posted By rob_ginger


Thanks for taking the time to reply to my question. However something is still not clear to me:

Now I thought that (from an aircraft systems point of view) each engine was completely independent...
18th Dec 2010, 10:46
Replies: 1,964
Views: 1,239,047
Posted By rob_ginger

NoD & mm43:

I've been following this thread fairly closely, and I really don't think my points have been answered 100%. And I *did* re-read from post #1738.

If I understand the "degraded" mode correctly the...
18th Dec 2010, 06:59
Replies: 1,964
Views: 1,239,047
Posted By rob_ginger

Why are Qantas still only flying 2 A380's ?

Does anyone have any inside knowledge on why Qantas are still only flying 2 of their A380's ? There's an article in an Australian newspaper: Qantas receives its seventh A380 superjumbo from Airbus...
1st Dec 2010, 00:19
Replies: 44
Views: 7,904
Posted By rob_ginger

Slightly off-topic, but one of my mining friends...

Slightly off-topic, but one of my mining friends worked in Africa a loooooooooooong time ago, and tells the tale of waiting on board an aircraft prior to takeoff. Finally the pilot appears, and says...
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