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5th Sep 2022, 08:41
Replies: 46
Views: 8,249
Posted By ItsonlyMeagain

Indeed the rotary world was a much more self help...

Indeed the rotary world was a much more self help case, but I am talking about the 80’s. However, this did reflect the environment we worked in at the time. EG single pilot Puma detachments: self...
22nd Aug 2022, 10:56
Replies: 262
Views: 63,156
Posted By ItsonlyMeagain

Firstly to be clear. Yes, I have operated into...

Firstly to be clear. Yes, I have operated into JSI on multiple occasions, on both runways, in the LHS and the RHS as a trainer.

Early on in the thread I tried to stop speculation from those who...
12th Aug 2022, 16:01
Replies: 262
Views: 63,156
Posted By ItsonlyMeagain

What has not been discussed here is the normal...

What has not been discussed here is the normal touchdown markers at 1000ft in are in fact at 500ft. After many landings here, a copilot who had never been before announced “a Playmobil runway” …. ??...
4th Aug 2022, 07:48
Replies: 377
Views: 152,329
Posted By ItsonlyMeagain

Well, as Flybe only started operations in Apr 22,...

Well, as Flybe only started operations in Apr 22, “always” is a big word to describe their aircraft routings.

Me
31st Jul 2022, 06:48
Replies: 79
Views: 9,342
Posted By ItsonlyMeagain

Well, apart from tin hat, boredom and suck eggs,...

Well, apart from tin hat, boredom and suck eggs, I didn’t understand any of that. However, I now know how to ask why in an additional 10 languages.

I have always found teaching people in language...
30th Jul 2022, 07:00
Replies: 79
Views: 9,342
Posted By ItsonlyMeagain

You are correct that a 3 degree flight path with...

You are correct that a 3 degree flight path with a fixed aiming point is fixed in space; I did not dispute that. However to maintain that with any wind, the variable is power. In a strong tailwind...
27th Jul 2022, 19:56
Replies: 79
Views: 9,342
Posted By ItsonlyMeagain

Only if you are looking at ground speed, not...

Only if you are looking at ground speed, not airspeed. A tailwind will make you land long.

Me
27th Jul 2022, 16:08
Replies: 79
Views: 9,342
Posted By ItsonlyMeagain

Looking at the video, I’d guess it’s not so much...

Looking at the video, I’d guess it’s not so much the tailwind, but the fact it appears to land short of the runway and the then higher surface disassembles the aircraft in short measure. Stops...
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Jul 2022, 16:30
Replies: 171
Views: 51,764
Posted By ItsonlyMeagain

People do stupid things without thinking, or...

People do stupid things without thinking, or through misunderstanding.

Years ago having trained troops on both the Puma and Chinook on the same day we had an incident. On the Chinook it was a case...
1st Jul 2022, 14:37
Replies: 294
Views: 122,387
Posted By ItsonlyMeagain

Have you also heard that the contract offered,...

Have you also heard that the contract offered, including to the 102 that were laid off, but would be invited back, is only part year? However, no reduction in yearly hours limit…. Not quite as good...
16th Jun 2022, 20:19
Replies: 15
Views: 5,335
Posted By ItsonlyMeagain

But if they were professional pilots, they would...

But if they were professional pilots, they would understand….

ME
16th Jun 2022, 07:32
Replies: 6
Views: 1,752
Posted By ItsonlyMeagain

Been going on for years. Did my IR for my ATPL...

Been going on for years. Did my IR for my ATPL there in a C130 with that lovely off airfield NDB. …. And para drop for the Marines.

Me
9th Jun 2022, 11:57
Replies: 377
Views: 152,329
Posted By ItsonlyMeagain

And just to be pedantic, whilst Belfast is the...

And just to be pedantic, whilst Belfast is the Capital of one of the 4 nations making up the UK, two of the destinations listed, JER and IOM, are not in the UK at all!

Me
28th May 2022, 14:34
Replies: 35
Views: 8,086
Posted By ItsonlyMeagain

Went through passport control on arrival at AMS...

Went through passport control on arrival at AMS on Tuesday in 10 mins or so. Bags appeared as we walked through.

However, departed AMS 3 weeks previously and the queue for security was endless at...
15th Apr 2022, 08:21
Replies: 149
Views: 17,374
Posted By ItsonlyMeagain

As a former chair of a parish council, I must...

As a former chair of a parish council, I must disagree with the comment that PC’s have nothing to do with planning.

All planning applications should go to the PC for comment as stage 1 of the...
10th Mar 2022, 15:49
Replies: 63
Views: 11,666
Posted By ItsonlyMeagain

“in any case spin training has no place in ab...

“in any case spin training has no place in ab initio flight training.”

Try telling that to the family of the 26 year old who crashed a C150 out of Jerez in Feb.

Looking at the video, he was in...
9th Jan 2022, 15:56
Replies: 9
Views: 1,898
Posted By ItsonlyMeagain

Good article about 13 Sqn RAF operating...

Good article about 13 Sqn RAF operating Baltimores in N Africa and Italy in Aeroplane, July 2014.

Me
6th Jul 2021, 16:41
Replies: 47
Views: 7,628
Posted By ItsonlyMeagain

The Union Flag is always deemed to be seen flying...

The Union Flag is always deemed to be seen flying with the flagstaff on the left. If seen from the other side, it will seem to be upside down.

And oh dear.... How the young grow old. First...
30th Jan 2021, 17:32
Replies: 6
Views: 1,334
Posted By ItsonlyMeagain

Ohhhh...... Yes!! I am already registered...

Ohhhh...... Yes!!

I am already registered electronically with the CAA as an ATPL holder, so no issue there. I also registered my claim with them; all good so far. However, on receipt of the device...
19th Mar 2020, 20:02
Replies: 54
Views: 26,925
Posted By ItsonlyMeagain

Err.... As an ex TCX Captain, 2 months...

Err....

As an ex TCX Captain, 2 months unemployed, then a Flybe Captain, again unemployed, how do you think we feel.

Current on the 330, 320 and Q400 and no prospect of a job. A cut is bad,...
22nd Dec 2019, 08:59
Replies: 987
Views: 927,433
Posted By ItsonlyMeagain

TUI took on pilots in trouble as did several...

TUI took on pilots in trouble as did several other airlines. A pilot in a job can get another one. An unemployed one soon loses currency, but they still have bills to pay as the task to get...
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