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13th Dec 2022, 06:11
Replies: 136
Views: 36,436
Posted By Anilv

Really appreciate that I managed to work on...

Really appreciate that I managed to work on practically all models of 747s except the 747-8 and -8f. This includes, -100, -200, -300, -400, SPs, Combis and freighters. Functions include ramp-loading,...
24th Nov 2022, 02:28
Replies: 55
Views: 9,169
Posted By Anilv

I seem to remember reading about RR scuppering...

I seem to remember reading about RR scuppering work on other engine types on the basis that all resources should go towards improving the Merlin. I believe one casualty was an engine by Napier.
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17th Nov 2022, 05:37
Replies: 47
Views: 7,613
Posted By Anilv

Forgot to mention my experience was on a 747. ...

Forgot to mention my experience was on a 747.

cheers!
16th Nov 2022, 04:24
Replies: 47
Views: 7,613
Posted By Anilv

Last encountered them when I did a loadsheet...

Last encountered them when I did a loadsheet course for SAA around the late 80s I think. It was explained that there was big tank which would be emptied during the take off. Tank was in the wingbox...
Forum: Middle East
29th Sep 2022, 06:33
Replies: 98
Views: 53,116
Posted By Anilv

Most important is having an enlightened leader...

Most important is having an enlightened leader who will not give way to the entitled Saudi nationals.

Having worked with EK, I found it refreshing that we did not have much interference from the...
18th Aug 2022, 02:26
Replies: 59
Views: 9,842
Posted By Anilv

I'd bet Jeremy Clarkson would give it a home....

I'd bet Jeremy Clarkson would give it a home....
1st Jun 2022, 03:07
Replies: 66
Views: 24,796
Posted By Anilv

LH Cargo back around 2003 or so. Routing for...

LH Cargo back around 2003 or so.

Routing for the MD11F was FRA-SHJ-KUL-BKK (I was in KUL). There was one Captain Z who was always in a hurry to depart, to the extent that he would come back in to...
5th Apr 2022, 04:05
Replies: 46
Views: 9,552
Posted By Anilv

I worked for DLH back in the 90s...I always liked...

I worked for DLH back in the 90s...I always liked Condor as they were the 'lighter' side of the group and was a nice contrast to the sombre professionalism of LH...not only in livery but also in the...
16th Mar 2022, 07:36
Replies: 102
Views: 22,237
Posted By Anilv

wrt to the effectiveness of masks.. I usually get...

wrt to the effectiveness of masks.. I usually get a cold/fever/sore throats.. not chronic but much like everybody else...usually 2-3 times a year. Since we've to masks (getting close to 2 years) I've...
2nd Mar 2022, 07:42
Replies: 91
Views: 21,843
Posted By Anilv

My experience was the total opposite. The DC-10...

My experience was the total opposite. The DC-10 with shuttle (shutter?) bars was a pig. The A300 was better as the LD3 had individual locks and you didn't have to load pairs (on the DC-10 if you had...
12th Nov 2021, 00:53
Replies: 30
Views: 5,000
Posted By Anilv

Sad to say most security personnel do not have...

Sad to say most security personnel do not have any 'discretion', their instructions are clear.. no sharp objects and this includes knitting needles. What I find ridiculous is not allowing kids to...
Replies: 24
Views: 7,605
Posted By Anilv

Well CRM training will be easier.

Well CRM training will be easier.
17th Sep 2021, 10:25
Replies: 32
Views: 8,415
Posted By Anilv

Might be just easier to buy the Sunderland off...

Might be just easier to buy the Sunderland off Kermit Weeks.

Anilv
14th Apr 2021, 04:45
Replies: 58
Views: 26,735
Posted By Anilv

Standard weights for pax are reviewed regularly...

Standard weights for pax are reviewed regularly and can be overridden by the loadsheet agent, a common example during training was if a group of Sumo wrestlers were travelling.. even here the...
1st Apr 2021, 07:34
Replies: 30
Views: 5,476
Posted By Anilv

Another great resource for DC-8 stuff as well as...

Another great resource for DC-8 stuff as well as other old aircraft. ***edit the link doesnt want to work... copy and paste this is your browser. http://flight-engineers-air-nz.b l o g s p o...
16th Mar 2021, 01:27
Replies: 30
Views: 5,476
Posted By Anilv

A340600man.. the main page is deactivated but the...

A340600man.. the main page is deactivated but the other pages can be accessed from this address "http://www.dc8.org/library/index.php" Link below doesn't show the full link but it works.
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16th Mar 2021, 01:24
Replies: 30
Views: 5,476
Posted By Anilv

That's really sad. A lot of the information on...

That's really sad. A lot of the information on such model specific sites are mainly due to the effort of an individual with 1. The passion for the aircraft, 2. The ability to convey his passion thru...
3rd Nov 2020, 02:00
Replies: 100
Views: 22,694
Posted By Anilv

When aviation recovers there will be a lot of...

When aviation recovers there will be a lot of folks with new license in the queue.

How can you make yourself more attractive.

1. Build hours.. doesnt matter in what, 200hours in a light single...
30th Oct 2020, 10:17
Replies: 250
Views: 67,837
Posted By Anilv

F-14 Tomcat

F-14 Tomcat
Forum: Middle East
26th Aug 2020, 03:24
Replies: 16
Views: 6,466
Posted By Anilv

The supply of pilots will be outstripping demand...

The supply of pilots will be outstripping demand for the next few years. All things being equal why hire someone with scars? Not trying to be cruel but the interviewer does not have time to dig...
24th Aug 2020, 01:58
Replies: 43
Views: 25,914
Posted By Anilv

I was looking at the windshield wipers in the...

I was looking at the windshield wipers in the second video.. way too detailed for a computer graphic. Not saying it wasnt heavily edited or enhanced but the plane looks real enough.
As for the wings...
Forum: Middle East
17th Aug 2020, 04:16
Replies: 43
Views: 17,643
Posted By Anilv

If you still plan on flying commercial jets I...

If you still plan on flying commercial jets I would find a way to pay off the loans or negotiate something. Reason is that you cannot rule out passing thru the UAE in the future and the risk of...
4th Aug 2020, 04:25
Replies: 30
Views: 4,530
Posted By Anilv

They changed to NZ sometime in the early 90s I...

They changed to NZ sometime in the early 90s I believe.

Anilv
9th Jul 2020, 04:10
Replies: 22
Views: 9,954
Posted By Anilv

Malaysia didnt have Hunters, We had CL41s,...

Malaysia didnt have Hunters, We had CL41s, Sabres, Skyhawks and F5s.

Singapore did though...

Anilv
Forum: Middle East
20th Mar 2020, 02:53
Replies: 27
Views: 19,214
Posted By Anilv

Last I checked 'mulls' means 'thinking about it'....

Last I checked 'mulls' means 'thinking about it'.

Also quote 'Emirates, the world’s biggest long-haul airline, is looking at grounding the bulk of its 115 Airbus SEsuperjumbos as the coronavirus...
20th Mar 2020, 02:41
Replies: 7
Views: 1,721
Posted By Anilv

Read 'Destination Disaster' a book by Paul Eddy....

Read 'Destination Disaster' a book by Paul Eddy. Read it more than 30 years ago and have been re-reading it every 5 years or so .

Anilv
12th Mar 2020, 08:38
Replies: 16
Views: 2,608
Posted By Anilv

An expat will always be the first to go when...

An expat will always be the first to go when times get bad,.... and at the moment things don't look too good.

Anilv
Forum: Middle East
12th Mar 2020, 02:57
Replies: 66
Views: 53,102
Posted By Anilv

My guess is a big $ payoff to the girl. Hopefully...

My guess is a big $ payoff to the girl. Hopefully the criminal case still proceeds but if the victim refuses to testify it will hamper things. Especially if she back home, any idea of the nationality...
9th Mar 2020, 03:21
Replies: 12
Views: 4,950
Posted By Anilv

I have worked with Fedex, all holds are checked...

I have worked with Fedex, all holds are checked and verified by separate persons and any reports of unlocked ULDs are investigated. I'm surprised that Fedex gave approval for that scene.

Having...
10th Feb 2020, 05:33
Replies: 73
Views: 30,567
Posted By Anilv

Probably went for speed over cost to beat the...

Probably went for speed over cost to beat the storms. They would have read the forecast and decided to make haste. I'm betting they took a fair bit more fuel as well to cater to higher burn and...
3rd Dec 2019, 03:49
Replies: 158
Views: 49,537
Posted By Anilv

I liked the rocker switches in the cockpit.. much...

I liked the rocker switches in the cockpit.. much cleaner than toggle switches.

Were they used on any other aircraft types?

Anilv
12th Nov 2019, 08:11
Replies: 211
Views: 149,604
Posted By Anilv

From what I recall (this was circa 2000-2005)...

From what I recall (this was circa 2000-2005) fuel in India was really expensive.. we would regularly fuel up to arrival MLW for a KUL-DEL sector. Worked for Lufthansa at the time and I cant recall...
Forum: Tech Log
1st Nov 2019, 02:05
Replies: 43
Views: 27,411
Posted By Anilv

My particular memory of the RB211s is that the...

My particular memory of the RB211s is that the smell of fuel was always prevalent on start-up, more so than other types of engine.It was as if the pilots had left the choke on too long!.

Anilv
17th Oct 2019, 01:44
Replies: 10
Views: 9,017
Posted By Anilv

If I had seen that from afar I would've guessed...

If I had seen that from afar I would've guessed that a 737 had landed on its back! (squint your eyes and look at the pic again!).

Anilv
19th Sep 2019, 09:53
Replies: 29
Views: 21,619
Posted By Anilv

I used to work with Lufthansa Cargo around the...

I used to work with Lufthansa Cargo around the time they brought the MD11F into service. After around 2 years of operations (thereabouts) they introduced a new SOP where any void ULD (pallet or...
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