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11th Oct 2019, 10:23
Replies: 5
Views: 4,013
Posted By Old King Coal

Following Brexit, the UK CAA have stated that...

Following Brexit, the UK CAA have stated that they will be providing a pathway for those pilots whom (for the purpose of maintaining their employment) have transferred their license to some other...
22nd Sep 2019, 17:45
Replies: 1,524
Views: 1,623,558
Posted By Old King Coal

One's tempted to suggest that the body language &...

One's tempted to suggest that the body language & demeanour of the Thomas Cook boss, Peter Fankhauser, speaks volumes. He certainly doesn't seem to be leaving that crucial meeting with a hop, skip &...
21st Sep 2019, 14:02
Replies: 1,524
Views: 1,623,558
Posted By Old King Coal

Rushed Approach: just a point about...

Rushed Approach: just a point about terminology... wrt "The CAA is also very hard-nosed in the financial due diligence it carries out when renewing an airline's AOC and may itself have asked for a...
10th Sep 2019, 17:47
Replies: 485
Views: 533,926
Posted By Old King Coal

Removal of 'travel perks' from BA flightcrew

Wrt removal of 'travel perks' from striking flightcrew... two can play at that game.

Given that a Captain's word is final, i.e. as to who's allowed to travel, a Captain is perfectly within their...
23rd Aug 2019, 17:29
Replies: 121
Views: 159,426
Posted By Old King Coal

An In Flight Shut Down (IFSD) event is defined...

An In Flight Shut Down (IFSD) event is defined (by EASA and the FAA) as follows.

When an engine ceases to function in flight and is shutdown, whether self-induced, crew initiated or caused by some...
9th Aug 2019, 19:58
Replies: 4
Views: 4,122
Posted By Old King Coal

I can think of a number of symptoms that a...

I can think of a number of symptoms that a passenger travelling from that part of the world might exhibit that would be cause for concern and likely require input required from Port Health. Some of...
21st Jul 2019, 08:01
Replies: 81
Views: 59,411
Posted By Old King Coal

Under normal circumstances Autoland's require 3x...

Under normal circumstances Autoland's require 3x A's, namely:

Aircraft is capable and airworthy to do it and the weather's is in-limits for the aircraft type.
Airport is capable of providing a...
19th Jul 2019, 16:17
Replies: 83
Views: 47,115
Posted By Old King Coal

Might one expect the happy times at EZ to come to...

Might one expect the happy times at EZ to come to an end sometime soon?
4th Jul 2019, 15:48
Replies: 22
Views: 9,295
Posted By Old King Coal

Not so much something to with Training as the...

Not so much something to with Training as the selection of suitable & capable candidates in the first place.
12th May 2019, 17:23
Replies: 10
Views: 7,496
Posted By Old King Coal

Daily Mail journalists (and others of their ilk)...

Daily Mail journalists (and others of their ilk) use the following resource for all their aeroplane stories: The Lazy Journalists Plane Story Generator (http://www.radans.net/jens/planestory.html)
3rd Apr 2019, 14:18
Replies: 26
Views: 33,537
Posted By Old King Coal

Good luck with getting any EU261 compensation...

Good luck with getting any EU261 compensation from out of FlyBE. I had to use legal assistance (https://www.bottonline.co.uk/flight-delay-compensation) (<-- click link) to get FlyBE to cough up the...
23rd Mar 2019, 17:09
Replies: 85
Views: 46,289
Posted By Old King Coal

The UK CAA were really quick (just a few days)...

The UK CAA were really quick (just a few days) with getting ready to action my SOLI medical records release over to the IAA (whom will become my new NAA of choice).

Unfortunately however the IAA...
12th Mar 2019, 08:25
Replies: 5,127
Views: 10,276,797
Posted By Old King Coal

[/left]Ditto that. With more than two decades on...

[/left]Ditto that. With more than two decades on the B737 I too have never had recourse to have to move the Stabiliser switches to CutOff. And total hours are not a measure of competence; e.g....
12th Mar 2019, 06:06
Replies: 5,127
Views: 10,276,797
Posted By Old King Coal

Not necessarily. In FlyDubai I seem to recall...

Not necessarily. In FlyDubai I seem to recall that it was, but in other airlines that I've been in it was not. It depends upon the airline and how they choose to categorise it.
12th Mar 2019, 06:00
Replies: 730
Views: 422,801
Posted By Old King Coal

Of course... it is after all the CAA ('Cash And...

Of course... it is after all the CAA ('Cash And Aggravation' or 'Cancel All Aviating'). :}

That said, one wonders if EASA will offer the same facility (i.e. to return) to those who've maybe moved...
11th Mar 2019, 15:03
Replies: 730
Views: 422,801
Posted By Old King Coal

Update just now from UK CAA: Q) If I...

Update just now from UK CAA:

Q) If I transfer my licence to another EASA member state, can I be issued with a UK licence after March 29 2019?

A) Yes, this process is under review; the CAA is...
11th Mar 2019, 08:02
Replies: 5,127
Views: 10,276,797
Posted By Old King Coal

But B737 pilots are not always in control, e.g....

But B737 pilots are not always in control, e.g. the B737 has been doing things automatically (i.e. without pilot input) ever since the introduction of the Speed Trim System (STS).

For those not in...
10th Mar 2019, 09:34
Replies: 5,127
Views: 10,276,797
Posted By Old King Coal

If that were the case, the moment the aircraft...

If that were the case, the moment the aircraft leaves the ground the altitude readout it would jump to the airfield elevation plus a few feet, would it not? (but that isn't what we see here)
10th Mar 2019, 09:20
Replies: 5,127
Views: 10,276,797
Posted By Old King Coal

I suspect that the altitude data you see on...

I suspect that the altitude data you see on FlightRadar is being referenced to AGL, wherein HAAB has an elevation of 7,625 ft whereas FlightRadar shows the flight starting out at 0 ft.... therein if...
Forum: Middle East
3rd Mar 2019, 09:44
Replies: 23
Views: 14,228
Posted By Old King Coal

I believe the general principle is that if you...

I believe the general principle is that if you are ordinarily domiciled in Ireland or UK (i.e. your primary home is in one of those countries) and you spend more than a certain number of days (90...
27th Feb 2019, 21:19
Replies: 32
Views: 18,308
Posted By Old King Coal

At PNK / WIOO the R15 is supplied with a 3 ILS,...

At PNK / WIOO the R15 is supplied with a 3 ILS, with PAPI on the left set at 3, and also 3 flavours of VOR approach (X,Y,Z) all planned at 3. The Jeppesen airport plate states the published LDA...
25th Feb 2019, 19:20
Replies: 147
Views: 232,673
Posted By Old King Coal

One's tempted to suggest that it's maybe...

One's tempted to suggest that it's maybe something to do with an un-noticed control law switch (see section: 4.6 (http://www.icas.org/ICAS_ARCHIVE/ICAS2012/PAPERS/605.PDF)) coupled with PIO (pilot...
Forum: Tech Log
24th Feb 2019, 05:22
Replies: 35
Views: 6,973
Posted By Old King Coal

One has to wonder what this 'lady' weighs in at ?

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/960x913/uj4h09kexia21_f2d88175e0c4d32abdd171695c35762556ea467a.png
Forum: Middle East
21st Feb 2019, 06:38
Replies: 83
Views: 59,756
Posted By Old King Coal

You sure about that? E.g. fwiw, I've not held a...

You sure about that?
E.g. fwiw, I've not held a FAA medical for 26 years albeit that my FAA licence details are still viewable within the FAA Airman Inquiry Search Page...
14th Jan 2019, 11:11
Replies: 80
Views: 21,166
Posted By Old King Coal

Those rules, i.e. that I've listed above, are...

Those rules, i.e. that I've listed above, are what's laid down by EASA.
Any European / EASA regulated airline's Ops Manual must - as a minimum - reference and / or state those same rules, and / or...
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