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Forum: Middle East
15th Jan 2018, 19:21
Replies: 519
Views: 343,538
Posted By Gillegan

EK DID fly regularly into Kai Tak when it was...

EK DID fly regularly into Kai Tak when it was still open. And no incidents (as far as I know). Of course it was a VERY different airline then.
Forum: Middle East
16th Dec 2017, 16:12
Replies: 519
Views: 343,538
Posted By Gillegan

Fair point.

Fair point.
Forum: Middle East
16th Dec 2017, 15:05
Replies: 519
Views: 343,538
Posted By Gillegan

I think we can all agree that there appears to be...

I think we can all agree that there appears to be a trend here. The incidents (that I'm aware of at least and that are under discussion) are really too similar to say otherwise. If there is a...
Forum: Tech Log
22nd Nov 2017, 14:40
Replies: 15
Views: 3,046
Posted By Gillegan

One thing to keep in mind regarding the REC ALT...

One thing to keep in mind regarding the REC ALT is that the FMC only looks at the winds for the next 500 nm. In some cases, when strong headwinds are forecast beyond 500 nm, the FMC will recommend a...
Forum: Tech Log
24th May 2017, 14:26
Replies: 3
Views: 1,188
Posted By Gillegan

I'm pretty sure that it's an experimental engine....

I'm pretty sure that it's an experimental engine. The certification process is so expensive that you're just not going to see too much in the way of improvements to the certified engines.:mad::ugh:
Forum: Middle East
15th Oct 2016, 04:39
Replies: 89
Views: 60,583
Posted By Gillegan

While I agree with much of your sentiment, I'm...

While I agree with much of your sentiment, I'm going to have to call B.S. on the last paragraph. The rot started much more than 10 years ago. There is absolutely nothing that is being done now that...
Forum: Middle East
29th Aug 2016, 13:54
Replies: 56
Views: 60,216
Posted By Gillegan

Is there anyone out there who doubts that this is...

Is there anyone out there who doubts that this is the target? As someone else posted, as they get more 380's, it will be easier to achieve those "productivity targets" across the board.
Forum: Middle East
31st Jul 2016, 15:10
Replies: 21
Views: 11,972
Posted By Gillegan

Sounds like it would make a great YouTube video.

Sounds like it would make a great YouTube video.
Forum: Questions
11th May 2016, 16:15
Replies: 14
Views: 4,299
Posted By Gillegan

There is just NO WAY to achieve the efficiency...

There is just NO WAY to achieve the efficiency that the 777X (777-8 and 777-9) need given their size without the increased span. Without folding wingtips the aircraft would be a Category F which...
Forum: Middle East
22nd Apr 2016, 15:09
Replies: 27
Views: 13,903
Posted By Gillegan

Long haul can give a decent lifestyle but IMHO,...

Long haul can give a decent lifestyle but IMHO, that ends at about 75 hours per month. At 90+ hours, it's just debilitating and that's not even taking into account all of the duties that receive no...
Forum: Middle East
15th Apr 2016, 15:06
Replies: 53
Views: 34,354
Posted By Gillegan

I had a few dealings with him over the years and...

I had a few dealings with him over the years and these are my observations; definitely not a people person- he could be polite but definitely didn't seek people out. He did have an impressive grasp...
Forum: Tech Log
21st Mar 2016, 19:42
Replies: 23
Views: 5,323
Posted By Gillegan

In the sanitized world of full flight simulators,...

In the sanitized world of full flight simulators, this is true. The problem that I have with it is that real emergencies seldom are as cut and dry as the simulations. The sim really doesn't model a...
Forum: Middle East
21st Mar 2016, 15:46
Replies: 28
Views: 16,377
Posted By Gillegan

I left 4 1/2 years ago when they began stealing...

I left 4 1/2 years ago when they began stealing leave. I've had no regrets but as I'm posting here, I'm obviously still interested in the ongoing soap opera (a lot of very close friends are still at...
Forum: Tech Log
21st Mar 2016, 14:58
Replies: 23
Views: 5,323
Posted By Gillegan

Actually, it's just the opposite. On a...

Actually, it's just the opposite. On a contaminated runway, you will most often be limited by the the "stopping case", i.e. you will require more runway to stop for a given V1. To satisfy the...
Forum: Tech Log
24th Feb 2016, 14:21
Replies: 3
Views: 2,573
Posted By Gillegan

Years ago when I worked at EK, they had...

Years ago when I worked at EK, they had outstanding orders for both the 340-600 and the 777-300ER. I asked someone in the know why we had orders for 2 types that essentially had the same mission and...
Forum: Middle East
11th Feb 2016, 13:34
Replies: 74
Views: 27,470
Posted By Gillegan

Emma, While I would agree with you that...

Emma,
While I would agree with you that Vereinigung Cockpit's motives may be a bit suspect, I would also point out that Emirates has gotten so big and influential in the industry that they are in...
Forum: Tech Log
9th Feb 2016, 13:56
Replies: 4
Views: 1,474
Posted By Gillegan

When you select FLCH, the A/T's will re-engage so...

When you select FLCH, the A/T's will re-engage so you'll have to disconnect them again anyway.
Forum: Tech Log
27th Aug 2015, 14:34
Replies: 13
Views: 2,659
Posted By Gillegan

Except that both the 28.8FQG and 10.2LJG are...

Except that both the 28.8FQG and 10.2LJG are required to be crossed AT 2630'. I would guess that this would be for traffic separation. My answer would be to descend in the hold so as to cross the...
Forum: Tech Log
27th Aug 2015, 14:08
Replies: 22
Views: 8,840
Posted By Gillegan

The reason is much like why we fly the airplane...

The reason is much like why we fly the airplane using airspeed rather than ground speed. The things that we are concerned with as pilots, like when the wing stalls in level unaccelerated flight (I...
7th Apr 2015, 00:42
Replies: 259
Views: 115,955
Posted By Gillegan

I love it. Pilots that know MORE than the...

I love it. Pilots that know MORE than the manufacturers who designed and built the airplane.

I'm not sure if this is what happened at LGA but anytime you get the airplane out of alignment with...
Forum: Middle East
18th Feb 2015, 18:15
Replies: 68
Views: 30,578
Posted By Gillegan

Kind of puts those ads EK are running touting a...

Kind of puts those ads EK are running touting a move to the left seat into perspective.
Forum: Middle East
14th Feb 2015, 17:58
Replies: 16
Views: 4,901
Posted By Gillegan

In the early days, when EK used to require the...

In the early days, when EK used to require the cabin crew to fill out passenger survey forms for various industry awards when between services, the airline won an award in the UK for Best Cabin Crew....
Forum: Middle East
5th Feb 2015, 14:38
Replies: 54
Views: 12,530
Posted By Gillegan

I left 3 1/2 years ago for the same reasons...

I left 3 1/2 years ago for the same reasons people are talking about here. I wasn't getting awarded any requested leave. I was then assigned leave in 4 day blocks while 4 days off would...
Forum: Tech Log
10th Dec 2014, 13:29
Replies: 9
Views: 2,426
Posted By Gillegan

You're thinking of wing mounted engines. With...

You're thinking of wing mounted engines. With tail mounted engines, the thrust vector of the operating engine will be behind the CG. (I did the same thing)
Forum: Middle East
27th Nov 2014, 17:11
Replies: 854
Views: 752,455
Posted By Gillegan

Good advice to read the fine print regarding...

Good advice to read the fine print regarding school fees and leave. HR was helpful in providing the information even before I submitted my resignation (I actually adjusted my leaving date to make...
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