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5th Jan 2021, 04:57
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Posted By Willie Nelson

Not necessarily committed to getting airborne,...

Not necessarily committed to getting airborne, but you're leaving the runway one way or another! I think that was a factor that put me off the most with the job offer. For the half dozen flights I...
4th Jan 2021, 09:32
Replies: 67
Views: 16,337
Posted By Willie Nelson

Yep, you can have all the slope you like, 500...

Yep, you can have all the slope you like, 500 feet is getting pretty sporting!
4th Jan 2021, 09:20
Replies: 67
Views: 16,337
Posted By Willie Nelson

I bet, once you’ve opened the taps, you’re out of...

I bet, once you’ve opened the taps, you’re out of options almost immediately I would imagine.
4th Jan 2021, 00:02
Replies: 67
Views: 16,337
Posted By Willie Nelson

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/1000x667/2_cd343f2a13997459ff1c8407e30af349e74c88c6.jpg
This one is from somewhere in Papua, the slope is not so helpful if you immediately have to...
3rd Jan 2021, 23:39
Replies: 67
Views: 16,337
Posted By Willie Nelson

NZQN in the A320 is sufficiently sporting for me...

NZQN in the A320 is sufficiently sporting for me too! I wonder if it counts for mountain flying.......hmmm!
3rd Jan 2021, 07:41
Replies: 67
Views: 16,337
Posted By Willie Nelson

There’s the proof, looks like a chainsaw and a...

There’s the proof, looks like a chainsaw and a whipper snippet we’re all that we’re involved in preparation, holy snappin duck doo!
3rd Jan 2021, 01:04
Replies: 67
Views: 16,337
Posted By Willie Nelson

https://studentpilotnews.com/2017/08/25/video-back...

https://studentpilotnews.com/2017/08/25/video-backcountry-airstrip-landing-indonesia/

looks like they may have improved it a bit since your time, still looks steep enough. In the video you only...
2nd Jan 2021, 07:37
Replies: 67
Views: 16,337
Posted By Willie Nelson

That’s awesome, exactly what I was thinking...

That’s awesome, exactly what I was thinking about. I sometimes wonder if I should have stuck it out up there even if only for a few months just to have a turn, my career worked out pretty well in the...
2nd Jan 2021, 01:43
Replies: 67
Views: 16,337
Posted By Willie Nelson

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DItuay4Zaws ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DItuay4Zaws

The noises coming from the undercarriage of this Twitter after touchdown seems to suggest that Ononge is right up there.
2nd Jan 2021, 01:22
Replies: 67
Views: 16,337
Posted By Willie Nelson

Hi Chimbu, I was hoping you’d have something to...

Hi Chimbu, I was hoping you’d have something to add, that makes sense about the slope. What was your freakiest strip?

It was NCA that I was offered a position with as I had some time in the NT...
1st Jan 2021, 11:15
Replies: 67
Views: 16,337
Posted By Willie Nelson

Steepest, shortest, highest, most bent, overgrown airstrip you’ve ever seen.

Some years back I had the good fortune of visiting Kabwum in the PNG highlands along with Satwag and a few other strips on the mail run.

I was in the hunt for some twin engine flying but decided...
7th Sep 2020, 07:21
Replies: 1,664
Views: 2,687,520
Posted By Willie Nelson

The leaked KAL LOSA audit is legendary, which...

The leaked KAL LOSA audit is legendary, which makes me suspect that some of it at least may be doubtful, who knows, their remediation is also legendary. My understanding is that they were facing the...
7th Aug 2020, 02:47
Replies: 1,664
Views: 2,687,520
Posted By Willie Nelson

Escape Path Absolutely the problem goes...

Escape Path

Absolutely the problem goes higher, as EDLB puts it: “A fish starts stinking from the head” but you can cut to the chase by looking at the company’s safety management system directors...
25th Jul 2020, 04:31
Replies: 1,664
Views: 2,687,520
Posted By Willie Nelson

TACA 110

TACA110 is indeed an interesting video, The Gimli glider (B767) and an air Transat A300/330 have also done the same. Perhaps this is not what was being referred to?
22nd Jul 2020, 22:43
Replies: 1,664
Views: 2,687,520
Posted By Willie Nelson

Flight Data oversight.......?

Maybe this has been mentioned before but one of the most troubling aspects of the crash for me is almost certainly (yet to be confirmed) the likely lack of flight data oversight. It seems obvious to...
Forum: Tech Log
19th Feb 2020, 23:24
Replies: 25
Views: 3,826
Posted By Willie Nelson

So I've looked at that graph but it still doesn't...

So I've looked at that graph but it still doesn't make sense to me (I'm looking at the version II 1998 appendix 6) it shows at the bottom of that graph that "Cost Index = KG per minute" and that we...
Forum: Tech Log
19th Feb 2020, 07:07
Replies: 25
Views: 3,826
Posted By Willie Nelson

Seems like nobody else understands it either.

Seems like nobody else understands it either.
Forum: Tech Log
14th Feb 2020, 08:08
Replies: 25
Views: 3,826
Posted By Willie Nelson

Ive never understood this table even though I...

Ive never understood this table even though I have seen it. Tthey're not saying, as far as I can understand, that we set a cost index 40 for LRC because from what I can see in my case using the IAE...
Forum: Tech Log
12th Feb 2020, 03:15
Replies: 25
Views: 3,826
Posted By Willie Nelson

AIRBUS COST INDEX AND LRC

Can someone confirm that setting LRC in the A320 /321 requires reference to the LRC tables and manual setting of a specific Mach number that will vary as the weight decreases, rather than setting of...
14th Dec 2019, 03:25
Replies: 23
Views: 21,070
Posted By Willie Nelson

Apart from a bit of token hand wringing what are...

Apart from a bit of token hand wringing what are the odds that CASA doesn’t approve the operation.......discuss.
10th Dec 2019, 00:59
Replies: 283
Views: 68,295
Posted By Willie Nelson

Not disagreeing at all, I am aware of the...

Not disagreeing at all, I am aware of the constraints that you mention but Twiggy Forrest seems to have a view that long distance power generation is economically viable:
...
7th Dec 2019, 03:15
Replies: 283
Views: 68,295
Posted By Willie Nelson

I’ve specifically not dismissed the NASA...

I’ve specifically not dismissed the NASA petition, I’ve acknowledged that there’s some smart people in group of 49. I guess what I’m trying to point to is what might otherwise be referred to as...
5th Dec 2019, 23:17
Replies: 283
Views: 68,295
Posted By Willie Nelson

Perhaps a useful term?

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Consilience

In days gone past there was never unanimous agreement that the precise ill effects of smoking where ‘fact’ different studies indicated greater concerns...
4th Dec 2019, 08:07
Replies: 10
Views: 7,916
Posted By Willie Nelson

You do realise that a large portion of them...

You do realise that a large portion of them already have significant command experience on the 787 with Jetstar?
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