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14th Feb 2021, 09:11
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My earliest memory of travelling with my parents...

My earliest memory of travelling with my parents is flying BEA London to Germany facing two of my brothers in a club seating arrangement with a table in the middle. I remember it well because I...
5th Feb 2021, 01:15
Replies: 7
Views: 1,583
Posted By By George

Sorry, I am wrong, Glen was only in Singapore for...

Sorry, I am wrong, Glen was only in Singapore for six months. By memory the London based crews stayed at the Wentworth in Singapore and we would meet for drinks and dinner. Dave completed his six...
4th Feb 2021, 20:49
Replies: 7
Views: 1,583
Posted By By George

I knew Dave well and lived in the same Hotel in...

I knew Dave well and lived in the same Hotel in Singapore on Sentosa Island for a few months. Terrific bloke and his Thai wife was a beautiful girl in every way. So sad to hear this news. Two ex BA...
7th Jan 2021, 09:12
Replies: 11
Views: 3,342
Posted By By George

Looks like an Arado 96 used as a trainer by our...

Looks like an Arado 96 used as a trainer by our German cousins in WW2.
29th Dec 2020, 22:47
Replies: 29
Views: 5,576
Posted By By George

Flew Herons with Connair in 1979 based in Darwin....

Flew Herons with Connair in 1979 based in Darwin. Very Pommy aeroplane, beautiful handling with well balanced flight controls but the usual British cockpit design. "Now where could we hide the...
16th Dec 2020, 20:53
Replies: 29
Views: 9,333
Posted By By George

Retiring from an Asian airline, on returning home...

Retiring from an Asian airline, on returning home I gained a job flying a 737. Having not flown one within five years I had to do the complete type rating again. I still remember 'FFS1' with the...
26th Nov 2020, 04:17
Replies: 37
Views: 6,077
Posted By By George

27th of October 1973 F27 VH-TFM Flight 1497. Capt...

27th of October 1973 F27 VH-TFM Flight 1497. Capt M Denheld lost his command by going down to 100 feet trying to get into WY. F/O BJ Widmer, understandably, not happy and filed a report. I believe...
Forum: Tech Log
18th Nov 2020, 00:26
Replies: 71
Views: 13,492
Posted By By George

I am currently working as a 737 Sim Instructor....

I am currently working as a 737 Sim Instructor. We teach no rotation equals severe damage. On the instructors panel, selecting this function simulates no N1 and no N2 with no vibration. The only...
19th Oct 2020, 23:26
Replies: 47
Views: 12,429
Posted By By George

To a point there is a tendency to romanticise the...

To a point there is a tendency to romanticise the past, but in my opinion for very good reasons. Domestic flying today is just a series of nightmares and it is a horrible experience;

1. The curb...
9th Oct 2020, 22:59
Replies: 39
Views: 7,190
Posted By By George

That taxiway was an accident waiting to happen...

That taxiway was an accident waiting to happen due to bad design. Many contributing factors including the close proximity of the terminal creating the mental feeling there is not a runway between you...
17th Sep 2020, 23:33
Replies: 9
Views: 3,106
Posted By By George

When the Eyjarfjallajokull volcano let go in...

When the Eyjarfjallajokull volcano let go in April 2010 I was the last flight out of Frankfurt before they closed the airspace due to the threat of volcanic ash. On April the 16th in SQ 747-4 (9V-SPE...
11th Sep 2020, 05:16
Replies: 16
Views: 3,615
Posted By By George

On November the 3rd 1976 I had to make a gear up...

On November the 3rd 1976 I had to make a gear up landing on RW27 in a Navajo (VH-MBY). One of the undercarriage door hinges failed, the broken end jamming the belly door from opening. Tried the...
30th Aug 2020, 23:29
Replies: 37
Views: 10,180
Posted By By George

Checkboard, that Cirrus VK30 in your picture...

Checkboard, that Cirrus VK30 in your picture crashed on the 11th of february 2018. (NTSB ref WPR18FA088). A prop drive failure led, amongst other things, the prop to overspeed and contact the...
30th Aug 2020, 05:11
Replies: 37
Views: 10,180
Posted By By George

The pusher that fascinates me is the Dornier...

The pusher that fascinates me is the Dornier Do335 Pfeil (Arrow). I was very lucky enough to have a crawl over one in the Duetsches Museum in Munich in the late eighties. They were removing it from...
29th Aug 2020, 23:54
Replies: 37
Views: 10,180
Posted By By George

I take back the wing loading comment. The title...

I take back the wing loading comment. The title picture is deceiving, it has a much larger span when viewed head on and they claim a glide ratio of 22 to 1. Which is good.
29th Aug 2020, 23:16
Replies: 37
Views: 10,180
Posted By By George

The trouble with pushers, is noise, because the...

The trouble with pushers, is noise, because the props are slashing away at air already disturbed by the wings. C337, Lake Buccaneer, Repulic Sea-Bee and Avanti. They all sound like demented chainsaws...
17th Aug 2020, 22:26
Replies: 37
Views: 7,340
Posted By By George

Dora-9 I never flew with him but I have plenty of...

Dora-9 I never flew with him but I have plenty of stories in the memory bank.

This post has led me to dig up my old performance notes because this flap 25 thing has me intrigued. On a ISA day,...
17th Aug 2020, 05:26
Replies: 37
Views: 7,340
Posted By By George

The flap setting in relation to maximum landing...

The flap setting in relation to maximum landing weight differences was due to a Landing Climb Requirement. '3.2 gross gradient. U/C down, landing flap, all engines at max thrust and speed greater...
16th Aug 2020, 23:08
Replies: 37
Views: 7,340
Posted By By George

Normal landing flap was 30 degrees. 40 degrees...

Normal landing flap was 30 degrees. 40 degrees was harder to get a smooth landing and had a lower maximum landing weight. On Ansett's 727-200LR, Max Landing weight was 72,574kg at flap 30 and...
10th Aug 2020, 21:51
Replies: 364
Views: 176,891
Posted By By George

Some good speculation here and some bad. In...

Some good speculation here and some bad. In defence of the pilot I wonder about the elephant in the room and that is aquaplaning. 9 x the square root of the tyre pressure. I have only flown the...
8th Aug 2020, 13:31
Replies: 24
Views: 5,483
Posted By By George

There was even a C401. I flew one, VH-KRY in the...

There was even a C401. I flew one, VH-KRY in the early seventies. I cannot remember the difference with the C402, not much I think.
2nd Aug 2020, 10:10
Replies: 87
Views: 25,925
Posted By By George

The high point of my career, that aeroplane. I...

The high point of my career, that aeroplane. I never flew with Qantas (they knocked me back when I was 19!) but I completed both my classic 747 and 744 command training with them. I found their...
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Jun 2020, 09:01
Replies: 6,613
Views: 420,359
Posted By By George

When the white Aussie girl was shot dead by a...

When the white Aussie girl was shot dead by a black policeman in Minneapolis we did not have this level of violence. I feel for America and hope you can solve all your problems.
21st May 2020, 08:44
Replies: 9
Views: 1,826
Posted By By George

It is not called ETOPS anymore it is now EDTO...

It is not called ETOPS anymore it is now EDTO Which is Extended Diversion Time Operations and yes, it does apply to freighters.
17th May 2020, 03:49
Replies: 9
Views: 1,033
Posted By By George

Apologies TE they all look the same to me. I also...

Apologies TE they all look the same to me. I also agree that something unknown got them into a flat spin.
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