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1st Jul 2015, 08:49
Replies: 113
Views: 93,329
Posted By Midnight Oil

Regarding the problems of weather avoidance in...

Regarding the problems of weather avoidance in the PRC - I have been flying into and out of China for almost 25 years, almost every time I strap into an aircraft. I have done thousands of weather...
4th Feb 2015, 04:42
Replies: 78
Views: 58,770
Posted By Midnight Oil

What an odious person you are Monarch Man....

What an odious person you are Monarch Man. Casting your contempt on someone because of their physical characteristics says a lot about your personal qualities. Just for what it is worth, that short...
8th Jan 2015, 00:51
Replies: 34
Views: 10,257
Posted By Midnight Oil

Well, if we are considering LOSA audits, which...

Well, if we are considering LOSA audits, which Hong Kong airline recently had the best report ever seen in the history of LOSA (over 80 airlines audited) while operating within one of the highest...
14th Dec 2014, 02:01
Replies: 8
Views: 4,264
Posted By Midnight Oil

Angel I've done thousands of weather deviations in the...

I've done thousands of weather deviations in the PRC, I've never had to climb or descend in order to facilitate a deviation, nor have I heard of it occurring. I think that would be an extraordinary...
11th Dec 2014, 03:01
Replies: 8
Views: 4,264
Posted By Midnight Oil

I have been flying into and out of China for well...

I have been flying into and out of China for well over 20 years. I do so almost every time I strap into an aircraft. Requesting weather deviation is the same as anywhere else in the world. Whether...
23rd Sep 2012, 06:21
Replies: 27
Views: 13,820
Posted By Midnight Oil

Monopoly? Your being very loose with words there....

Monopoly? Your being very loose with words there. Off the top of my head, airlines operating Hong Kong to/from China in competition with Swire Group Airlines are: Hong Kong Airlines, Hong Kong...
17th Jun 2012, 09:03
Replies: 18
Views: 3,890
Posted By Midnight Oil

Launch was delayed 2 hours due Beijing flow...

Launch was delayed 2 hours due Beijing flow control.. :rolleyes:
4th May 2012, 09:41
Replies: 7
Views: 4,904
Posted By Midnight Oil

One hour on the flight deck listening to you...

One hour on the flight deck listening to you complain Hongkongfooey was about the same as 5 hours next to a normal FO.
20th Feb 2012, 23:44
Replies: 13
Views: 6,569
Posted By Midnight Oil

Thanks BusyB, you are quite right. CX did give...

Thanks BusyB, you are quite right. CX did give those PEK slots to KA in 1993, and they were the first assets CX stripped after the full takeover, before going on to also take away the freighter...
20th Feb 2012, 11:43
Replies: 13
Views: 6,569
Posted By Midnight Oil

You may not care Crwjerk, but the Dragon guys...

You may not care Crwjerk, but the Dragon guys care. It is yet another example of the slow running down that started with the destruction a freighter operation that was both profitable and well...
22nd Jun 2011, 15:14
Replies: 64
Views: 28,124
Posted By Midnight Oil

Oh for Peteís sake, just read your contract! Just...

Oh for Peteís sake, just read your contract! Just because some jealous person in Personnel decides to make up her own interpretation does not make it right. The contract says it must be your primary...
13th Jun 2011, 04:34
Replies: 12
Views: 4,232
Posted By Midnight Oil

Well-said Captain Dart! Anyone who has only come...

Well-said Captain Dart! Anyone who has only come on the scene in the last dozen years has no idea how primitive the air transport system was in China. It really was the Wild West, aviation wise. They...
28th Apr 2011, 11:17
Replies: 37
Views: 12,133
Posted By Midnight Oil

In the old days at Dragon it was standard...

In the old days at Dragon it was standard procedure to get down on one knee when first entering the flight deck to check the gear pins were stowed.

Then along came someone from outside who...
23rd Jan 2011, 07:45
Replies: 21
Views: 17,505
Posted By Midnight Oil

I went into WW Chanís recently to make an order....

I went into WW Chanís recently to make an order. They said they no longer take orders for pilot uniforms. Apparently it is no longer economically viable for them to do so.
11th Jul 2009, 11:45
Replies: 44
Views: 7,313
Posted By Midnight Oil

Yes, there is a reason for the “follow me”...

Yes, there is a reason for the “follow me” vehicle. I assume you are talking about Pudong. It is because the section of apron where you park cannot be seen from the tower. I guess when an apron...
11th Jul 2009, 05:23
Replies: 44
Views: 7,313
Posted By Midnight Oil

Hi Lancer, from his/her profile I see that...

Hi Lancer, from his/her profile I see that “cxa340so” has formulated a stereotypical opinion from the jump seat of an A340. Let me give what I hope is a more balanced opinion from someone who has...
1st Mar 2009, 23:33
Replies: 112
Views: 11,849
Posted By Midnight Oil

I do not know what goes on in CX but if you find...

I do not know what goes on in CX but if you find yourself going from flying piston bug smashers to sitting in command of a KA Airbus while still in your twenties then you should realise that this is...
27th Jan 2009, 10:18
Replies: 23
Views: 6,643
Posted By Midnight Oil

On the contrary dogleg, this subject is only just...

On the contrary dogleg, this subject is only just getting started.

The Dragonair 747 guys have been well and truly done over and the Airbus crew are slowly starting to realise how the incremental...
24th Feb 2008, 01:44
Replies: 34
Views: 8,088
Posted By Midnight Oil

Using Vertical Speed Mode to smooth out power...

Using Vertical Speed Mode to smooth out power changes during step climbs as suggested by ACMS does not work at many places in China. PRC ATC often insists on waiting for you to level off before...
27th Jan 2008, 05:27
Replies: 13
Views: 1,988
Posted By Midnight Oil

It's amazing that so called intelligent persons...

It's amazing that so called intelligent persons can rise to the position of airline captain and yet cannot recognise quite obvious satire....:rolleyes:
5th Jan 2007, 10:26
Replies: 28
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Views: 4,658
Posted By Midnight Oil

Wow, I never thought I would see the day when I...

Wow, I never thought I would see the day when I missed the RODOS flight plans…

What a mess – poor presentation and organization of essential data, no use of fonts or headings, boxes to be filled...
8th Aug 2006, 14:21
Replies: 113
Views: 21,304
Posted By Midnight Oil

It will be interesting to see if there is a clash...

It will be interesting to see if there is a clash of cultures when Dragonair is subsumed into the Swire empire. Dragonair has a clause in its SOP’s saying small variations in standard calls such as...
1st Oct 2005, 05:40
Replies: 102
Views: 35,506
Posted By Midnight Oil

It is true that KA seems to be seriously lacking...

It is true that KA seems to be seriously lacking direction from management at the moment. At a time when all other airlines in the region are expanding, the company seems to be struggling to come up...
13th Jun 2005, 14:54
Replies: 24
Views: 6,029
Posted By Midnight Oil

A4G, If you meant that you thought the...

A4G,

If you meant that you thought the system let the guy down then that is what you should have said. You could have said why you felt that way and then could have even given some suggestions on...
12th Jun 2005, 14:39
Replies: 24
Views: 6,029
Posted By Midnight Oil

Yes A4G, like you I am anonymous, but unlike you...

Yes A4G, like you I am anonymous, but unlike you I am not hiding behind my anonymity to fling mud.

You said the sims were inconsistent, then you went on to say someone was chopped in the sim and...
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