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24th Jul 2021, 08:31
Replies: 51
Views: 15,886
Posted By TukwillaFlyboy

My memory is that Boeing did own De Havilland for...

My memory is that Boeing did own De Havilland for a while.
Either way , there has been an effort to standardise calls across the group.
Makes it easier when Pilots move across.
24th Jul 2021, 08:00
Replies: 23
Views: 4,843
Posted By TukwillaFlyboy

Really ? For 10 minutes ? Your pension fund...

Really ?
For 10 minutes ?
Your pension fund must be doing better than mine.
With everything else thats going on in the world ?
Its decadence, pure and unalloyed.
24th Jul 2021, 07:40
Replies: 23
Views: 4,843
Posted By TukwillaFlyboy

These stunts , which is what they are , are the...

These stunts , which is what they are , are the emblematic examples of all that is wrong with the Facebook/Instagram/ Twitter universe.
They mean precisely nothing.
Musk wants to go to Mars.
And...
24th Jul 2021, 04:38
Replies: 51
Views: 6,589
Posted By TukwillaFlyboy

I have had the enormous privilege over my life of...

I have had the enormous privilege over my life of meeting and talking at length to;
-A Battle of Britain Spitfire Pilot
-a Spitfire Pilot who fought the Japanese over Darwin.
-Several Bomber...
24th Jul 2021, 04:06
Replies: 51
Views: 6,589
Posted By TukwillaFlyboy

Whoa……….. Thats gotta be pretty close to...

Whoa………..
Thats gotta be pretty close to trolling , doesn’t it ?
23rd Jul 2021, 09:50
Replies: 51
Views: 15,886
Posted By TukwillaFlyboy

Standard Boeing call is “positive rate”

Standard Boeing call is “positive rate”
22nd Jul 2021, 10:12
Replies: 51
Views: 6,589
Posted By TukwillaFlyboy

Best sim. Pilots I’ve ever seen were Sim....

Best sim. Pilots I’ve ever seen were Sim. Technicians !
22nd Jul 2021, 03:31
Replies: 51
Views: 6,589
Posted By TukwillaFlyboy

Telfer86 No need to be snarky. I’ve done...

Telfer86

No need to be snarky.
I’ve done both and while university subjects might be intellectually more demanding you can sneak past with 51%.
Aviation exams are speed and accuracy with a pass...
21st Jul 2021, 05:43
Replies: 14
Views: 2,736
Posted By TukwillaFlyboy

More VC-10 stories please. As a youngster I...

More VC-10 stories please.

As a youngster I was privileged enough to fly London - Nairobi- J’burg in a BOAC VC-10.
Still remember the Captain making a detour out of Nairobi to get a better view...
20th Jul 2021, 09:57
Replies: 129
Views: 38,809
Posted By TukwillaFlyboy

safetypee Interesting analysis. Guess you...

safetypee

Interesting analysis.
Guess you are a trainer?
I have been in this game for a while and the F/Os who are easiest to fly with and who are most reliable are those who have done something...
20th Jul 2021, 07:25
Replies: 22
Views: 4,604
Posted By TukwillaFlyboy

Rule number 1 ; you cant fight the CAA. Their...

Rule number 1 ; you cant fight the CAA.
Their default position is “ No “.
If they have decided you have a problem , you have a problem.
Just do what you are told.
Makes life much easier.
20th Jul 2021, 06:42
Replies: 51
Views: 6,589
Posted By TukwillaFlyboy

Do a degree in something that gives you a...

Do a degree in something that gives you a lifeboat.
Law, Finance etc.
Wouldn’t bother with an aviation degree. Too many eggs in one basket.
Do a real degree and your ATPL subjects at the same...
19th Jul 2021, 12:38
Replies: 76
Views: 8,176
Posted By TukwillaFlyboy

Which proves precisely what ? You have no idea...

Which proves precisely what ?
You have no idea how impaired you were.
So .05 is stupid because most drunks get home 90% of the time?
And you were Chairman of CASA……….
You are bringing back lots...
19th Jul 2021, 05:45
Replies: 76
Views: 8,176
Posted By TukwillaFlyboy

Messner and Habeler both report hallucinations,...

Messner and Habeler both report hallucinations, out-of-body sensations and “phantom companion” experiences.
Close friends say that neither was the same afterwards.
Anybody who has attempted high...
19th Jul 2021, 05:33
Replies: 76
Views: 8,176
Posted By TukwillaFlyboy

Then you were lucky not to suffer altitude...

Then you were lucky not to suffer altitude sickness.
Reputable trekking companies in Nepal warn trekkers of symptoms above 10,000 ft and most will organise acclimatisation days of rest at around...
19th Jul 2021, 00:31
Replies: 129
Views: 38,809
Posted By TukwillaFlyboy

BoeingDriver99 Where I come from 30 years...

BoeingDriver99

Where I come from 30 years ago you wouldn’t get near a domestic airline without 3000 hours and lots of twin time.
Because the recruiters knew that the entry level jet was...
18th Jul 2021, 08:26
Replies: 129
Views: 38,809
Posted By TukwillaFlyboy

In almost 40 years in aviation and over 20,000...

In almost 40 years in aviation and over 20,000 hrs of flight time I have had 2 significant failures.
A catastrophic engine failure and an airspeed unreliable.
The startle factor was huge.
I lived...
Forum: Tech Log
16th Jul 2021, 09:37
Replies: 42
Views: 8,411
Posted By TukwillaFlyboy

Good grief. There is another thread discussing...

Good grief.
There is another thread discussing a mishandled go-around in an A350.
Thats what this sort of thinking ends up causing.
Glad I’m almost at the end.
The profession of “Pilot” is...
Replies: 70
Views: 18,025
Posted By TukwillaFlyboy

nothopeful Lower paid unskilled labour ? ...

nothopeful

Lower paid unskilled labour ?
You should see the callout fee for a tradie in Australia.
If you can get one.
Replies: 70
Views: 18,025
Posted By TukwillaFlyboy

Given the extremely competitive employment market...

Given the extremely competitive employment market for pilots right now why would a major employ you ?
No pass = no job is correct , and just the start.
Become a tradie instead. ( Australian for...
15th Jul 2021, 05:44
Replies: 76
Views: 8,176
Posted By TukwillaFlyboy

A simple google search will show that there is a...

A simple google search will show that there is a wide body of academic ( I know thats not your thing Dick) support for setting 10,000 ft as a limit for
non-assisted flight. Its supported by...
14th Jul 2021, 05:07
Replies: 35
Views: 6,170
Posted By TukwillaFlyboy

The failure of US torpedoes in the early part of...

The failure of US torpedoes in the early part of WW2 was an epic fail of gigantic proportions.
It is a textbook example of bureaucratic incompetence.
”Run Silent Run Deep” is a good read.
14th Jul 2021, 04:57
Replies: 76
Views: 8,176
Posted By TukwillaFlyboy

Yes, but thats how he rolls….

Yes, but thats how he rolls….
12th Jul 2021, 03:22
Replies: 35
Views: 6,170
Posted By TukwillaFlyboy

My understanding is that the Royal Navy operating...

My understanding is that the Royal Navy operating in the Mediterranean would have had much greater exposure to land-based aircraft. Hence the armoured flight deck. Fortuitously it also worked against...
11th Jul 2021, 09:26
Replies: 67
Views: 8,903
Posted By TukwillaFlyboy

Seriously , I wonder what some people are...

Seriously , I wonder what some people are smoking.
Exactly what do you think the armed forces are for ?
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