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31st Aug 2022, 12:44
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Posted By Uncle Fred

Thanks for checking. I will try again to clear...

Thanks for checking. I will try again to clear the cache, reboot, etc.
30th Aug 2022, 20:05
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Views: 350
Posted By Uncle Fred

Formatting problems on PPrune. Mobile or desktop version

On my Android phone and tablet I am getting odd formatting when viewing PPrune. I am forced to select desktop version on the various browsers I have tried just to be able to read the page.

Any...
21st Oct 2021, 03:07
Replies: 84
Views: 16,673
Posted By Uncle Fred

Great discussion here. I realize that such lists...

Great discussion here. I realize that such lists are prone to serious omissions, especially if the author limited it to a mere ten, thus the suggestions made above help round things out. I see it as...
19th Oct 2021, 00:45
Replies: 84
Views: 16,673
Posted By Uncle Fred

10 most important RAF aircraft of the Cold War

I had never heard of this site until a colleague sent the link. Great pics of RAF aircraft. https://hushkit.net/2021/09/30/10-most-important-british-aircraft-of-the-cold-war/
22nd May 2019, 02:44
Replies: 104
Views: 105,624
Posted By Uncle Fred

Nice explanation TD. I have to admit that in my...

Nice explanation TD. I have to admit that in my flying years, that go back to the late 80's , I did not know that. In general yes, but not specifically like that. Always appreciate your insights from...
30th Jul 2018, 22:55
Replies: 67
Views: 37,977
Posted By Uncle Fred

Well said Grizzled. Well said indeed.

Well said Grizzled. Well said indeed.
5th May 2018, 02:13
Replies: 101
Views: 47,082
Posted By Uncle Fred

Not to be the pedant, but we need to be careful...

Not to be the pedant, but we need to be careful with the term direct versus non-stop. The former might actually involve a stop. Again, not to be picky but we just need to be aware of the difference.
30th Jul 2017, 02:07
Replies: 43
Views: 36,132
Posted By Uncle Fred

Any more from down under on this? As always,...

Any more from down under on this?

As always, it is what is not being said that raises the most interest.
15th Apr 2017, 19:06
Replies: 7
Views: 2,397
Posted By Uncle Fred

How technology has failed to improve your airline experience

Interesting points from Farhad Manjoo on what Silicon Valley has done to the product we offer. Not in agreement on all his points of course, but it least it as an attempt to look at things...
11th Apr 2017, 17:25
Replies: 1,174
Views: 408,693
Posted By Uncle Fred

Thank you Strix for the measured reply. I was not...

Thank you Strix for the measured reply. I was not being prurient but curious as to what legal direction this might take. I am sure all parties wish they could wind the clock back and relive this sad...
1st Oct 2016, 16:15
Replies: 121
Views: 449,371
Posted By Uncle Fred

^^^^^^^^^ This!

^^^^^^^^^
This!
11th Sep 2016, 23:10
Replies: 56
Views: 18,598
Posted By Uncle Fred

Good info Genghis. Is there a YouTube video of...

Good info Genghis. Is there a YouTube video of your talk? I would like to see it if there is.
28th Jun 2016, 19:15
Replies: 866
Views: 478,820
Posted By Uncle Fred

Gents and Gentesses There seems to be...

Gents and Gentesses

There seems to be some confusion about what the fire brigade does and how it does it. Whilst I have no experience in working as a member of a brigade, I have used their...
28th Jun 2016, 02:47
Replies: 866
Views: 478,820
Posted By Uncle Fred

Interesting exchange ITman. The three times that...

Interesting exchange ITman. The three times that I have had to dump fuel I had them roll the trucks for our landing. Best to have them in position if needed. Easy insurance.

The fire brigade wants...
19th May 2016, 16:18
Replies: 1,184
Views: 2,578,017
Posted By Uncle Fred

Who is in command of the search?

Who (what agency or military) has taken command and control of the search?
Sounds as if there are a lot of vessels steaming those waters...who coordinates?
Forum: Tech Log
23rd Apr 2016, 09:03
Replies: 5
Views: 1,596
Posted By Uncle Fred

Good info--thank you.

Good info--thank you.
Forum: Tech Log
22nd Apr 2016, 00:10
Replies: 5
Views: 1,596
Posted By Uncle Fred

Help with the different twilight definitions

It is either somewhere in the cobwebs of the mind or in one of the reference books groaning the office shelves, but could someone please remind me of not only the definition/difference among...
7th Feb 2016, 16:27
Replies: 77
Views: 35,518
Posted By Uncle Fred

Arfur Dent said: I would agree. I am flying...

Arfur Dent said:

I would agree. I am flying the 777 now and I would say the -400 did give a better ride through turbulence. I always wondered if that was due to perhaps just a bit higher wing...
5th Feb 2016, 21:23
Replies: 77
Views: 35,518
Posted By Uncle Fred

The -400 does have a quirk or two. Rare is the...

The -400 does have a quirk or two. Rare is the pilot who has not sent himself/herself to Pluto by banging the old noggin on the overhead panel. I know that I have had my bell rung once or twice by...
7th Nov 2015, 16:54
Replies: 2,082
Views: 2,407,933
Posted By Uncle Fred

Tdracer and Mesoman. Very good contributions from...

Tdracer and Mesoman. Very good contributions from the both of you (as well as others) on the characterists of sound propogation. This has really assisted in learning/understanding of what might have...
9th Sep 2015, 21:39
Replies: 740
Views: 756,488
Posted By Uncle Fred

Another motivation for the punters to carry on as...

Another motivation for the punters to carry on as much as possible is the tendency, to put it mildly, for items in checked luggage to go missing.

Now I am sure that everyone who handles the...
1st Jul 2015, 21:23
Replies: 8
Views: 2,871
Posted By Uncle Fred

Why not just hire the Chinese to build Boris...

Why not just hire the Chinese to build Boris Island? We could be landing there in three years and most everyone would be happy.

Plus, as as added bonus they could stand up a rail link, an...
1st Jul 2015, 19:08
Replies: 8
Views: 2,871
Posted By Uncle Fred

Sir Howard has published his report but does...

Sir Howard has published his report but does anyone expect that a single shovel of soil will be moved within the next decade or so?

I do not mean to be overly pessimistic but the report is just...
12th May 2015, 00:44
Replies: 272
Views: 111,156
Posted By Uncle Fred

For those who are not pilots or at least have not...

For those who are not pilots or at least have not been in the industry for a long time, I welcome your thoughts and comments as I am sure others (including the ATC cohort) do. Might I ask however,...
6th Feb 2015, 20:05
Replies: 3,923
Views: 4,067,988
Posted By Uncle Fred

Leightman, Perhaps you might have...

Leightman,

Perhaps you might have misunderstood my post or else (probably the case) I did not write clearly enough. I would most definitely push over into negative g territory if needed to...
12th Nov 2014, 11:55
Replies: 166
Views: 139,326
Posted By Uncle Fred

Very good thread going on here--probably the best...

Very good thread going on here--probably the best so far as it is folding in what is an equally dangerous impairment in fatigue/tiredness.

Unfortunately these discussions usually have just...
10th Nov 2014, 22:27
Replies: 166
Views: 139,326
Posted By Uncle Fred

Actually Pozidrive there is at least something...

Actually Pozidrive there is at least something that is being looked at as a decent and reliable indicator if someone is too tired to perform certain tasks. That something is how quickly one's...
8th Nov 2014, 17:15
Replies: 3
Views: 2,148
Posted By Uncle Fred

Thanks Henry. I will take a look.

Thanks Henry. I will take a look.
Replies: 166
Views: 139,326
Posted By Uncle Fred

Very well said Skridlov. Very well said.

Very well said Skridlov. Very well said.
Replies: 166
Views: 139,326
Posted By Uncle Fred

Well said A and C. Nearly all of us clearly...

Well said A and C. Nearly all of us clearly understand that you are set against both showing up fatigued or being above the alcohol limit.

Perhaps a topic for a new thread, but I have always...
1st Nov 2014, 22:58
Replies: 3
Views: 2,148
Posted By Uncle Fred

Ok thanks. Have not used Firefox and so I did not...

Ok thanks. Have not used Firefox and so I did not know that it would work with Ad Block Plus and Ghostery on a tablet.

Any ideas for an iPad? As I mentioned, Atomic Web Browser is getting just a...
1st Nov 2014, 19:06
Replies: 3
Views: 2,148
Posted By Uncle Fred

Good ad block apps for tablets

I have tried to do a search through this forum but no joy so I apologize in advance if this has been covered before.

I have an iPad for which I use Atomic Web Browser. Until iOS 8 this was a...
20th Jun 2014, 18:23
Replies: 119
Views: 65,652
Posted By Uncle Fred

FLXPWR It reminds me of that joke...

FLXPWR



It reminds me of that joke about a meeting of French governmental officials who were pondering a problem. "Alors" said one of them. "This works great in practice but does it work in...
11th Apr 2014, 18:44
Replies: 11,823
Views: 22,363,180
Posted By Uncle Fred

EICAS and AIMS non-volatile memory

Lots of discussion on the thread about the CVR and the FDR. Naturally we all wish to learn what was recorded.

Yet should not the EICAS and the AIMS have their own memories? My flight manual does...
28th Mar 2014, 00:22
Replies: 11,823
Views: 22,363,180
Posted By Uncle Fred

That was me who asked about the sea states...

That was me who asked about the sea states Albatross. Thanks for the links.

Good replies overall to my inquiry as it gives many of us at least a context as to what the crews on scene are working...
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