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18th Jul 2019, 23:22
Replies: 35
Views: 6,719
Posted By 777fly

Red Arrows - worth the effort now?

I have been a huge fan of military formation aerobatics since the 1950ís, from Treble One Hunters through Gnats to the current excellent Red Arrows Hawks. The sight, sound and demonstrated skill...
9th Dec 2018, 16:59
Replies: 107
Views: 43,050
Posted By 777fly

Itís noteworthy that the incident aircraft was...

Itís noteworthy that the incident aircraft was B788. The B787 has a FMC generated approach system called I.A.N. This is in most respects the same as a Vnav approach, except that it generates a...
17th Jul 2018, 23:31
Replies: 448
Views: 151,102
Posted By 777fly

The gear was obviously retracted very early and...

The gear was obviously retracted very early and there is no rudder input or yaw. Perhaps a premature retraction caused the props to hit the ground, with consequential damage and power loss on BOTH...
15th Mar 2018, 23:21
Replies: 67
Views: 10,583
Posted By 777fly

I was a FO on the Trident 2 when it was first...

I was a FO on the Trident 2 when it was first introduced in the 70ís. I remember that the water injection system was only operational for a year or two before it was inerted and never used again. If...
15th Mar 2018, 08:29
Replies: 307
Views: 308,411
Posted By 777fly

This accident simply confirms that the most...

This accident simply confirms that the most dangerous manoeuvre in civil aviation these days is a circling approach. It has to be planned and carefully pre briefed, with a clear understanding of...
23rd May 2017, 20:53
Replies: 2
Views: 1,375
Posted By 777fly

Nightstop, Thank you for that very quick and...

Nightstop,

Thank you for that very quick and most helpful reply! I will make contact, as suggested, right away......
22nd May 2017, 23:58
Replies: 2
Views: 1,375
Posted By 777fly

Cardio Review

As a result of an OML I have been having an annual review with a cardiologist for the past 30 odd years. I am also required to endure the Bruce Protocol treadmill and a 24 hour Holter monitor. These...
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Sep 2016, 20:33
Replies: 50
Views: 13,642
Posted By 777fly

What an amateurish way to deport illegal...

What an amateurish way to deport illegal immigrants. I was operating out of Milan for Air Europe back in 2003. One special charter was a flight to Turin to collect over a hundred deportees who were...
30th Jan 2016, 16:12
Replies: 37
Views: 12,750
Posted By 777fly

I answered my own question today. There was no...

I answered my own question today. There was no reply all Friday afternoon on the Bourn landline number, or early this morning, so I launched off with low expectations. Overhead at 0930 ( the...
29th Jan 2016, 19:57
Replies: 37
Views: 12,750
Posted By 777fly

QUESTION: Is Bourn airfield still open and...

QUESTION:
Is Bourn airfield still open and operational as at 29/01/2016????

I would like to fly in there this weekend (30/1). Can anyone advise please?
17th Aug 2015, 19:43
Replies: 14
Views: 5,387
Posted By 777fly

The B777 low drag/ low noise approach is flap 5...

The B777 low drag/ low noise approach is flap 5 gear up. In still air this can be maintained to 2000ft (about 7 miles) on a 3 degree approach. At this point the landing gear is lowered and flap 20...
30th Oct 2014, 14:20
Replies: 1,178
Views: 686,061
Posted By 777fly

The advent of the drone, currently small...

The advent of the drone, currently small expensive and of limited performance, is just the thin end of a potentially very big and dangerous wedge. Just look at the exponential expansion in mobile...
20th Oct 2014, 22:02
Replies: 8
Views: 1,805
Posted By 777fly

I had the same problem with my 296 last year. I...

I had the same problem with my 296 last year. I suspected a faulty aerial connection, but upgrading to the latest software via Garmin.com completely fixed the problem. Hope it works for you....
Forum: Tech Log
13th Sep 2014, 00:09
Replies: 10
Views: 3,586
Posted By 777fly

Its been a long time, but as far as I remember...

Its been a long time, but as far as I remember the standard taxi allowance was 400kg. The apu fuel burn was 150kg/hr.
Forum: ATC Issues
9th Sep 2014, 00:04
Replies: 11
Views: 4,353
Posted By 777fly

Well, I live in North Ascot and I can tell you...

Well, I live in North Ascot and I can tell you that the increase in noise levels due to Westerly departures is SIGNIFICANT. I had no idea that the trial had started but certainly noted that aircraft...
17th Jul 2014, 19:12
Replies: 1,644
Views: 2,006,780
Posted By 777fly

Two Headed Troll: Your description of what...

Two Headed Troll:

Your description of what happened to Panam 103 is completely wrong. The complete nose section forward of door 1 broke off and the aircraft then fell in several large parts from...
30th Jun 2014, 18:43
Replies: 23
Views: 6,703
Posted By 777fly

Not low, just off to one side of the landing...

Not low, just off to one side of the landing strip. Those fences run parallel to the strip. A pity he hit one of the more sustantial posts but good news that nobody was hurt. We won't be seeing that...
16th Jun 2014, 23:57
Replies: 19
Views: 5,750
Posted By 777fly

From White Waltham go north to Henley, then turn...

From White Waltham go north to Henley, then turn south west and follow the Thames at low level towards Reading. When you run out of river, turn south and do a few orbits overhead the old Roman town...
6th Apr 2014, 15:45
Replies: 11,824
Views: 21,235,988
Posted By 777fly

Philipat: A dual fmc failure (as one of many...

Philipat:
A dual fmc failure (as one of many possible failures following an MEC fire) would mean a diversion in alternate nav. This has huge potential for incorrect positional entries, particularly...
6th Apr 2014, 09:37
Replies: 11,824
Views: 21,235,988
Posted By 777fly

Some weeks ago I suggested a scenario which might...

Some weeks ago I suggested a scenario which might explain the loss of this aircraft, but I note that every single one of my posts has been deleted. I don't have time to present the case in detail...
30th Mar 2014, 00:04
Replies: 11,824
Views: 21,235,988
Posted By 777fly

Olasek: Then you don't know the B777 in...

Olasek:
Then you don't know the B777 in alternate nav. All radios have to be tuned in alternate radio mode, no needles or ILS otherwise. There is no situational guidance unless you programme it in,...
28th Mar 2014, 20:40
Replies: 3
Views: 2,818
Posted By 777fly

No, it would not.

No, it would not.
28th Mar 2014, 08:03
Replies: 11,824
Views: 21,235,988
Posted By 777fly

Data Guy: I note that you share my opinion...

Data Guy:

I note that you share my opinion that an MEC fire is possible and might explain what happened. Boeing recommended fitment of upgraded insulation in the MEC after the ground incidents but...
28th Mar 2014, 00:55
Replies: 11,824
Views: 21,235,988
Posted By 777fly

Bleve: In alternate nav the CDUs do not have...

Bleve:

In alternate nav the CDUs do not have a navigation database. All new waypoints have to be entered by lat/long.
28th Mar 2014, 00:16
Replies: 11,824
Views: 21,235,988
Posted By 777fly

Jcjeant: Of course they would be a crew action,...

Jcjeant:
Of course they would be a crew action, as a result of an MEC fire. The new waypoints were programmed into a (possibly alternate nav) diversion. This is a tricky thing to do as the waypoints...
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