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9th Oct 2019, 14:46
Replies: 158
Views: 97,965
Posted By Smokey Lomcevak

From time to time. At the larger airfields noise...

From time to time. At the larger airfields noise preferential routings tend to reduce the benefits. In my experience they’re more for the scenario where there’s no-one around, rather than a tool to...
9th Oct 2019, 12:33
Replies: 158
Views: 97,965
Posted By Smokey Lomcevak

PukinDog’s interpretation is the one that most...

PukinDog’s interpretation is the one that most matches mine. This wasn’t some slick CDA à la LHR, where one must manage one’s speed whilst going downhill. I don’t fly the jumbo, but on my heavy...
Forum: Tech Log
3rd Aug 2019, 11:48
Replies: 32
Views: 10,128
Posted By Smokey Lomcevak

Whilst we’re on the topic of BOM and CB’s - an...

Whilst we’re on the topic of BOM and CB’s - an alternative question if I may...

I’ll be heading there tomorrow - although ts not my first visit it will be the first time I’ve been during the wet...
14th Apr 2019, 01:03
Replies: 20
Views: 9,644
Posted By Smokey Lomcevak

It seems like the longer Nassau trips can go...

It seems like the longer Nassau trips can go quite far down. They are 6 day trips with a shuttle. I think I’ve even seen a 7 day in April, although there may have been sector swapping involved.
Forum: Tech Log
29th Jan 2019, 17:47
Replies: 20
Views: 5,443
Posted By Smokey Lomcevak

Been there - done that. I was 6 months into my...

Been there - done that. I was 6 months into my career and beginning to feel comfortable... We were in the slot; Descent and approach had gone swimmingly so far, and workload was really rather low. ...
27th Jul 2018, 14:37
Replies: 109
Views: 42,151
Posted By Smokey Lomcevak

Fascinating reading everyone's take on this,...

Fascinating reading everyone's take on this, particularly N90-EWR's.

There's a lot of talk about Captain's authority etc, and in the clip I see no evidence of this being undermined. I agree that...
Forum: Tech Log
26th May 2018, 21:01
Replies: 49
Views: 7,637
Posted By Smokey Lomcevak

Its in interesting question that divides opinion...

Its in interesting question that divides opinion at my firm. As far as I am concerned, the landing speed is Vls. We need 5 kts for the Athr in managed speed because its very tolerant to small...
Forum: Tech Log
1st May 2018, 09:57
Replies: 50
Views: 6,485
Posted By Smokey Lomcevak

The reason BA have put so much mouth music into...

The reason BA have put so much mouth music into this is because it is your last chance to trap the threat of flying a beautiful 3 degree non precision descent into the undershoot with the wrong qnh...
29th Apr 2018, 07:53
Replies: 35
Views: 13,282
Posted By Smokey Lomcevak

Had several days in the last year with TAF's...

Had several days in the last year with TAF's suggesting light North Westerlies and fine conditions, only to find the 05 TDZ wind brushing up against the 15kt limit. A 7kt forecast to a 15kt actual...
Forum: Tech Log
19th Apr 2018, 20:10
Replies: 59
Views: 8,740
Posted By Smokey Lomcevak

Its interesting to hear everyone's observations. ...

Its interesting to hear everyone's observations. I share some of them - sometimes I can be left with the feeling of "what am i supposed to say in response to that?", when I'm confronted with a...
Forum: Tech Log
18th Apr 2018, 22:22
Replies: 31
Views: 8,137
Posted By Smokey Lomcevak

Note the BA SAC makes no mention of thrust,...

Note the BA SAC makes no mention of thrust, however.

N.B. Never thought F3's were so unpopular... I feel like a heathen!
14th Apr 2018, 08:49
Replies: 46
Views: 28,076
Posted By Smokey Lomcevak

Back to topic - Some LGW SH roster observations. ...

Back to topic - Some LGW SH roster observations.

Its predominantly day trips, with some nightstops in GLA, EDI and JER. In summer, nightstops generally efficient 2 day sixes, occasionally with...
6th Apr 2018, 14:13
Replies: 29
Views: 3,725
Posted By Smokey Lomcevak

The mind and body can play tricks. The...

The mind and body can play tricks. The deceleration to felt could well have been accurate - most likely at ATC request for en-route seperation or arrivals sequencing. Passenger aircraft are...
17th Mar 2018, 17:00
Replies: 10
Views: 2,018
Posted By Smokey Lomcevak

At our outfit, we're not authorised to fly the...

At our outfit, we're not authorised to fly the RNAV V Visual in anger, despite it not being denoted 'AR' and us having the ability to fly certain radius-to-fix procedures. So it will be an ILS to...
Forum: Tech Log
20th Feb 2018, 21:35
Replies: 62
Views: 13,067
Posted By Smokey Lomcevak

CaptainMongo speaks the truth. Only heard it...

CaptainMongo speaks the truth.

Only heard it once, and on that occasion, the speed was still well clear of Vls. With a flat pitch attitude turning into the wind on base, our FPA steepened rapidly...
Forum: ATC Issues
7th Feb 2018, 17:59
Replies: 23
Views: 5,039
Posted By Smokey Lomcevak

Surely they should occur at completely different...

Surely they should occur at completely different times?

Minimum fuel = we can absorb the delay that as stated, but we will burn alternate fuel to do so; emergency = the goal posts have moved, and...
5th Feb 2018, 18:29
Replies: 6,846
Views: 6,051,187
Posted By Smokey Lomcevak

Re. Commuting to LGW: as mantioned above there...

Re. Commuting to LGW: as mantioned above there are some tours available, but they're generally quite popular in the RHS as guys try and max out their take-home pay. They're generally more popular...
5th Feb 2018, 10:07
Replies: 6,846
Views: 6,051,187
Posted By Smokey Lomcevak

Only trying to suggest a way of looking at the...

Only trying to suggest a way of looking at the positives. I agree I'm in a fortunate position. Best of luck kind Sir/Ma'am.
5th Feb 2018, 08:44
Replies: 6,846
Views: 6,051,187
Posted By Smokey Lomcevak

Ellan and Rex - it sounds like we're all not too...

Ellan and Rex - it sounds like we're all not too far from one another. Personally I'm secretly a little bit chuffed. I've gained 10% in seniority going into March, and the more I thought about...
4th Feb 2018, 22:02
Replies: 6,846
Views: 6,051,187
Posted By Smokey Lomcevak

Retro: I think it's been done to death, here and...

Retro: I think it's been done to death, here and elsewhere, and ultimately 4468 says it all: its a massive unknown.

Ellan: look in the comments to a previous thread on there. Not the most...
4th Feb 2018, 18:29
Replies: 6,846
Views: 6,051,187
Posted By Smokey Lomcevak

Re the binned SH to LH conversions - anyone with...

Re the binned SH to LH conversions - anyone with an OK bid who is yet to have a course date would have been a freeze waive. According to NS, the plan now is for no further freeze waives this year. ...
Forum: Tech Log
4th Feb 2018, 14:05
Replies: 26
Views: 6,674
Posted By Smokey Lomcevak

It's worth remembering, of course, that below...

It's worth remembering, of course, that below 1000ft any change in RVR would be advisory. So if TDZ fails thereafter, one is not exactly losing much information anyway.
20th Oct 2017, 14:57
Replies: 33
Views: 8,669
Posted By Smokey Lomcevak

I can think of several, perhaps quieter,...

I can think of several, perhaps quieter, airfields where I would brief and plan the same - join the pattern after a go-around in CAVOK conditions, in preference over following a lengthy MISAP to...
Forum: Questions
6th Oct 2017, 15:56
Replies: 13
Views: 2,803
Posted By Smokey Lomcevak

Dual FWC fail then a subsequent single failure. ...

Dual FWC fail then a subsequent single failure. No ECAM to help...
Forum: ATC Issues
18th Aug 2017, 13:48
Replies: 78
Views: 12,248
Posted By Smokey Lomcevak

EdB, Thanks a lot. Sounds like most of the...

EdB,

Thanks a lot. Sounds like most of the stuff I've heard is spot on.

Very rarely do I experience boredom sitting at A3, especially with you big boys coming in, and occasionally we resort to...
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