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19th Sep 2018, 14:05
Replies: 93
Views: 37,251
Posted By Nicolaus Silver


Isn't $x million enough profit? Whenever one increases quantity one reduces quality....not just BA scenario but maintenance of craft by overseas operations, also out to make a profit and take short...
Forum: North America
17th Jul 2017, 02:25
Replies: 14
Views: 7,905
Posted By Nicolaus Silver

Numbers game

Assuming it may be a planned action there may be other flights in on the exercise so may as well send up 6 fighters.

If worse case scenario then 300 v potential of N would see 300 sacked as they...
31st Aug 2015, 11:14
Replies: 45
Views: 31,240
Posted By Nicolaus Silver

Hi POBJOY and Kenley RAF

Thanks for info re ack ack in Burntwood Lane as we went scrumping in disused orchard 100 yards away.

Regarding that remote square tallish building under tree canopy with no visible doors or...
18th Aug 2015, 23:57
Replies: 46
Views: 19,475
Posted By Nicolaus Silver


Gee willickers mate can empathise with Trash n nav reluctance in the old dart after the Tests but do ya best.

But woh really mahhers guv is we bofe geh ih ryhh sa nuffink bad appens...know woh I...
20th Jul 2015, 22:46
Replies: 3,529
Views: 4,931,453
Posted By Nicolaus Silver

Just more of the same

Everywhere bean counters are cutting costs and jeopardising quality to make an extra buck with exponential bonuses paid to execs with no accountability for consequences. When is $x million profit not...
9th Jun 2015, 06:18
Replies: 45
Views: 31,240
Posted By Nicolaus Silver


Used to live closeby as a kid and played in the shelters, after school Mess visits as a paper boy giving horse tips, and scrumping near a concrete structure aa by Burntwood Lane, as well as eating at...
16th Mar 2014, 12:14
Replies: 11,824
Views: 21,294,603
Posted By Nicolaus Silver


If this was a hijack then the perpetrators had a purpose and the cargo may have been mineral, military, narcotic or expertise.

They would have been very smart and using a decoy we were meant to...
14th Mar 2014, 20:38
Replies: 11,824
Views: 21,294,603
Posted By Nicolaus Silver

Trim up

Even in this surveillance, gps and tagged world some things will get under our guard. We can stare at thin air and speculate for maybe for 40 years until some one will come across ME. Maybe never.
10th Oct 2013, 21:27
Replies: 891
Views: 389,045
Posted By Nicolaus Silver

Sheep dog

Union could kick up a fuss enough to make relevant state authorities to be made accountable* to legislate now and suggest:

(a) Lasers added to contraband list at customs.
(b) $100 tax at point of...
Forum: Tech Log
7th Oct 2013, 09:57
Replies: 3
Views: 1,224
Posted By Nicolaus Silver


Apart from spacing and time lag procedures has any research been done on inhibiting vortices?

Are vortices clearly visible or only felt or seen by aircraft reaction.

Would paint/colour agents...
24th Sep 2013, 22:15
Replies: 891
Views: 389,045
Posted By Nicolaus Silver

Laser proof windows and fields?

Dropped a line to Boeing re compound/materials used in cockpit windows asking if a laser resistant compound or covering is being researched.

Is there a fequency / power force that can disable the...
24th Sep 2013, 21:55
Replies: 58
Views: 20,285
Posted By Nicolaus Silver

Les Cargos nails the green light

Have always felt these passenger mules were decoys and some shopped to let everyone feel authorities are on top of illicit traffic. Big operators want big action, not 10 analised ounces carried by...
11th Jun 2012, 10:18
Replies: 56
Views: 18,404
Posted By Nicolaus Silver

Media today is dominated by females always...

Media today is dominated by females always choosing such non newsworthy "events" to big note their gender. Here they failed because it was folk on the ground who spotted the missing wheel and...
11th May 2010, 23:00
Replies: 2,686
Views: 999,530
Posted By Nicolaus Silver

Routines check lists

We all take short cuts or get blase or distracted and we don't need sociology or psychology majors to do a study to tell us how and what pattern this is embraced. We already know this but need to...
13th Apr 2010, 01:22
Replies: 1,004
Views: 457,191
Posted By Nicolaus Silver

Cross paths

"the PILOT is the boss of the plane"

The BOSS is boss of the PILOT, his career and future. "If you can't do it then next time we'll find someone else who can" is the usual threat.

If same...
4th Aug 2009, 23:44
Replies: 124
Views: 32,914
Posted By Nicolaus Silver

Profit but at what bigger cost

Coys don't need to make $333 mill. By making $222 mill they can improve quality and safety. Shareholders are just as happy with 6% as 9% but execs get bonuses and that's where they send the hounds of...
Forum: Tech Log
10th Jun 2009, 10:47
Replies: 4,594
Views: 2,810,417
Posted By Nicolaus Silver

Passenger view

With constant cross examination of many facets that eventually may not be applicable in this incident, we are still exposing safety considerations which could be included in future equipment, design,...
5th Jun 2009, 14:15
Replies: 33
Views: 7,854
Posted By Nicolaus Silver


Final Salary plans cost the employer between 18% and 25% of the employees salary. Corporations invest to make enough money over your working life to fund 27 years paying max 66% of your final salary...
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd May 2009, 07:56
Replies: 28
Views: 1,490
Posted By Nicolaus Silver

Break the yoke


The brand spanking new Airbus 340-600, the largest passenger airplane ever built, before...
13th Apr 2009, 00:09
Replies: 952
Views: 471,915
Posted By Nicolaus Silver

Pre Flight Checking

Note discussion concerning cabin disruption when pilots are calculating and inputting data.

Is it not possible for pilots to do all this in airport before boarding. Create a quiet pilots pre...
12th Apr 2009, 09:41
Replies: 952
Views: 471,915
Posted By Nicolaus Silver


Sorry Obie, here's the translation,

1. Should airport admin calculate settings for pilots to check and input when they come on board. These settings are then reconciled with airport admin by...
Forum: Questions
12th Apr 2009, 08:27
Replies: 13
Views: 1,719
Posted By Nicolaus Silver

What do we do with...

Should have acted before you got lumbered with him, or anyone like him. Inform next in line that you have heard about the booz and don't want to be rostered with him. Buck passed to hands who may be...
12th Apr 2009, 07:29
Replies: 952
Views: 471,915
Posted By Nicolaus Silver

Procedures Before Take Off

Assume all checks are carried out on board before take off.


For weight and other critical input data could this be input and checked by ground staff with pilots giving last check,...
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