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18th Dec 2021, 22:52
Replies: 100
Views: 25,235
Posted By Bleve

I know of a Canberra businessman who hated flying...

I know of a Canberra businessman who hated flying and drove to Sydney for a meeting. One of his colleagues hated driving so flew instead. On the return, the businessman dropped his colleague at...
16th Dec 2021, 21:05
Replies: 108
Views: 32,466
Posted By Bleve

Keg should be able to confirm, but I believe...

Keg should be able to confirm, but I believe Qantas operate their A330s using off the shelf Airbus procedures.
24th Oct 2021, 11:59
Replies: 1,268
Views: 207,343
Posted By Bleve

Looks like we have another escapee from Broadmoor.

Looks like we have another escapee from Broadmoor.
22nd Oct 2021, 03:12
Replies: 6
Views: 3,086
Posted By Bleve

My guess is a post-maintenance test flight.

My guess is a post-maintenance test flight.
21st Oct 2021, 22:56
Replies: 9,323
Views: 1,427,793
Posted By Bleve

Qantas staff to return to work before Christmas...

Qantas staff to return to work before Christmas as nationwide restart of international travel begins (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-10-22/qantas-international-travel-restart/100559036)
...
21st Oct 2021, 22:48
Replies: 2,601
Views: 2,421,670
Posted By Bleve

Qantas plans nationwide restart of international...

Qantas plans nationwide restart of international tourism from December 21 (https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-10-22/qantas-international-travel-restart/100559036)

We'll know soon enough.
19th Oct 2021, 22:35
Replies: 70
Views: 14,375
Posted By Bleve

After the Queensland CHO all but publicly named...

After the Queensland CHO all but publicly named and shamed that Qantas pilot, it turned they were NOT infected. It was a false positive.
9th Oct 2021, 22:26
Replies: 10
Views: 3,654
Posted By Bleve

Is it ‘Atlas’ by Daniel Johns (Silverchair)?

Is it ‘Atlas’ by Daniel Johns (Silverchair)?
25th Sep 2021, 22:39
Replies: 1,268
Views: 207,343
Posted By Bleve

Bend a lot’s moniker is appropriate as they...

Bend a lot’s moniker is appropriate as they certainly bend a lot things. Things like facts, rational thought, credibility, patience etc. Feel free to add to the list.
23rd Sep 2021, 13:12
Replies: 1,268
Views: 207,343
Posted By Bleve

and raises the nation’s average IQ! :}

and raises the nation’s average IQ! :}
14th Sep 2021, 12:34
Replies: 1,268
Views: 207,343
Posted By Bleve

Because antivaxxers are like Jehovah’s Witnesses....

Because antivaxxers are like Jehovah’s Witnesses. It’s not enough to have a belief, you have to ram it down everyone’s throat, whether they want it or not. They are modern day zealots.
13th Sep 2021, 22:20
Replies: 1,268
Views: 207,343
Posted By Bleve

Mark Twain said: I think that quote is more...

Mark Twain said:
I think that quote is more relevant now than it has ever been.[/color]
19th Aug 2021, 02:26
Replies: 1,268
Views: 207,343
Posted By Bleve

Here's my real world experience (as opposed to...

Here's my real world experience (as opposed to paranoid delusions): I was fully vaccinated (Pfizer) in March. No adverse effects since. Completed my annual aviation medical last month. No problems...
11th Jul 2021, 08:51
Replies: 34
Views: 5,302
Posted By Bleve

How about a pair of these? ...

How about a pair of these?

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/640x360/57f268e8_091b_4f10_a3b0_6967ce79a516_9d472647489b9c0d699f18cb6505102c1ffc79fd.jpeg

(That’s Dennis Taylor,...
18th Jun 2021, 00:19
Replies: 265
Views: 77,617
Posted By Bleve

Less Hair Minor correction: the Qantas A380...

Less Hair

Minor correction: the Qantas A380 had five pilots to deal with the problem, the three operating crew plus two check captains (one checking the captain and the other checking the checker).
9th May 2021, 14:33
Replies: 18
Views: 5,630
Posted By Bleve

I think you mean Dugong.

I think you mean Dugong.
9th May 2021, 10:36
Replies: 18
Views: 5,630
Posted By Bleve

Dassault Rafale. It’s not their first rodeo.

Dassault Rafale. It’s not their first rodeo.
24th Apr 2021, 22:32
Replies: 44
Views: 11,582
Posted By Bleve

Talking I say old chap, I do believe it was: ‘Keep calm...

I say old chap, I do believe it was: ‘Keep calm and carry on’. :)
20th Apr 2021, 07:20
Replies: 44
Views: 11,582
Posted By Bleve

If media reporting is correct and my...

If media reporting is correct and my understanding of that reporting is correct (a VERY big if), the infected worker was working in the RED zone. So there is no immediate concern for the GREEN zone...
18th Apr 2021, 02:49
Replies: 440
Views: 79,561
Posted By Bleve

Not in my case. I had my second Pfizer shot...

Not in my case. I had my second Pfizer shot exactly 3 weeks (almost to the minute) after the first. I had absolutely no side effects after the second jab.
17th Apr 2021, 14:48
Replies: 440
Views: 79,561
Posted By Bleve

Well I’m a contrarian. After my first Pfizer jab...

Well I’m a contrarian. After my first Pfizer jab I had pretty much my standard response to all my previous vaccinations - bit of a sore arm for a couple of days and feeling just a little bit ‘off’....
22nd Mar 2021, 14:06
Replies: 29
Views: 8,395
Posted By Bleve

Not the first time Willytown has closed due...

Not the first time Willytown has closed due flooding. I recall it closed during the floods of Feb 1990. Water pressure under the runway was causing it to ‘bubble’ up. Personnel were tasked with...
18th Feb 2021, 13:43
Replies: 74
Views: 14,366
Posted By Bleve

Let’s be a little bit more specific. CAO 20.6,...

Let’s be a little bit more specific. CAO 20.6, para 3.2:


The CAO requires you to consider what will will happen if the second engine fails. The argument that it’s a modern aircraft, so ‘she’ll...
10th Feb 2021, 11:59
Replies: 850
Views: 851,114
Posted By Bleve

With nose low: 1. BOTH thrust levers to idle. ...

With nose low:
1. BOTH thrust levers to idle.
2. Unload the wings (ie push to less than 1g).
3. Roll wings level (nearest horizon).
4. Pull nose up towards horizon.
5. Set an appropriate...
9th Feb 2021, 21:09
Replies: 74
Views: 14,366
Posted By Bleve

Indeed. Although to rephrase in Human Factors...

Indeed. Although to rephrase in Human Factors lingo: ‘Normalisation of Deviance’.
9th Feb 2021, 10:34
Replies: 74
Views: 14,366
Posted By Bleve

From the ATSB report: I wonder if this...

From the ATSB report:


I wonder if this has any relevance to events?
7th Feb 2021, 22:21
Replies: 74
Views: 14,366
Posted By Bleve

From the ATSB’s report: 😳 Some...

From the ATSB’s report:


😳

Some pretty poor decision making on that flight deck.
19th Jan 2021, 20:36
Replies: 850
Views: 851,114
Posted By Bleve

MCP = Mode Control Panel. (In Airbus world it’s...

MCP = Mode Control Panel. (In Airbus world it’s called the FCU - Flight Control Unit.) In either case it’s the centre instrument panel mounted on the glareshield. It’s where the flight path controls...
23rd Jul 2020, 04:52
Replies: 87
Views: 26,855
Posted By Bleve

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/1100x670/end_of_era_1979e0c041dee2b2eb1e71d0e25794baf056e707.png
22nd Jul 2020, 10:11
Replies: 87
Views: 26,855
Posted By Bleve

Some rough back of the envelope calculations: ...

Some rough back of the envelope calculations:

The kangaroo took about 1.5 hours to fly. At say 12 tonnes per hour and 0.8 kg per litre that’s 1.5 x 12000 / 0.8 = 22,500 litres. Who knows what QF...
21st Dec 2019, 12:20
Replies: 214
Views: 205,807
Posted By Bleve

Good explanation of Somatogarvic Illusion here: ...

Good explanation of Somatogarvic Illusion here:

Somatogravic Illusion (http://aviationknowledge.wikidot.com/aviation:somatogravic-illusion)
17th Oct 2019, 22:54
Replies: 7
Views: 8,419
Posted By Bleve

Short sleeves = typical line pilot: interact...

Short sleeves = typical line pilot: interact normally.
Long sleeves = something not quite right: approach with caution.
:}
21st Sep 2019, 22:46
Replies: 26
Views: 13,197
Posted By Bleve

“Too Low Gear” is an EGPWS warning that you are...

“Too Low Gear” is an EGPWS warning that you are ‘Too Low’ (ie near the runway) and the Landing ‘Gear’ is not down.
15th Sep 2019, 23:59
Replies: 103
Views: 123,409
Posted By Bleve

Just because you can execute a visual approach,...

Just because you can execute a visual approach, doesn't mean you should. Risk management (aka airmanship) would suggest that if operating into an unfamiliar airport when fatigued after a longhaul...
11th Sep 2019, 08:55
Replies: 93
Views: 75,584
Posted By Bleve

I've had both 'report the runway in sight' and...

I've had both 'report the runway in sight' and 'report the traffic in sight'. The motive of ATC in either case is to reduce their workload by shifting the burden of ensuring separation to you. But my...
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