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8th Mar 2020, 10:13
Replies: 181
Views: 101,591
Posted By ExSimGuy

I'm well past the age for flying ANYTHING but a...

I'm well past the age for flying ANYTHING but a SIM these days :O, but I'm still a British citizen (until Scotland separates from the UK and the "lunatics who have taken over the asylum" :ugh:) but...
5th Feb 2020, 18:32
Replies: 33
Views: 13,988
Posted By ExSimGuy

I've been on this forum for many years...

I've been on this forum for many years (decades!), and this rings bells -- I'm pretty sure this has come up (several times?) before :eek:
Surely this repeated subject should have been thoroughly...
31st Dec 2019, 11:36
Replies: 88
Views: 37,115
Posted By ExSimGuy

Question Hydrogen? Carbon-Fibre Tanks?

I bumped into a post on the BBC Site yesterday which I thought was interesting -- a hydrogen-powered drone that uses a Carbon Fibre tank. Not mucch "plus" at the moment, while most of our electricity...
27th Dec 2019, 18:11
Replies: 88
Views: 37,115
Posted By ExSimGuy

Lightbulb Don't they call that . . . . .

And the generator re-charged the batteries when descending too, so it could go on up and down for ever !:uhoh:
19th Dec 2019, 12:27
Replies: 669
Views: 392,158
Posted By ExSimGuy

In other words - "We still have no idea ?"...

In other words - "We still have no idea ?" :ugh:
17th Dec 2019, 09:27
Replies: 4,656
Views: 4,285,809
Posted By ExSimGuy

Angry To paraphrase a long-standing tag-line -- "If...

To paraphrase a long-standing tag-line -- "If it's Boeing, I AIN'T going" :ugh:
I've been following "the Boeing safety story" --not just the MAX -- since the second crash and the whole sequence,...
8th Mar 2019, 17:03
Replies: 669
Views: 392,158
Posted By ExSimGuy

It was a really awful day for all of those...

It was a really awful day for all of those concerned, the victims on the ground and their friends/family, the pilot, the owners of the aircraft, and for Andy, who has had the results of the event on...
1st Aug 2018, 10:26
Replies: 178
Views: 108,935
Posted By ExSimGuy

An "interesting" thought about tests, but how...

An "interesting" thought about tests, but how could that affect "real life"?
Would "automatic locking overheads" help, or would they cause more evac delays as pax struggled trying to get them open?...
12th Feb 2018, 11:41
Replies: 302
Views: 354,623
Posted By ExSimGuy

CFIT? It certainly supports suggestions of an...

CFIT? It certainly supports suggestions of an eroneous IAS - Pitot?
20th Jan 2018, 17:36
Replies: 217
Views: 162,519
Posted By ExSimGuy

Question To my understanding is that could have been that...

To my understanding is that could have been that his breath smelled or a number of other reasons for suspecting he may have been drinking.

All very well to discuss what our hypothetical course of...
19th Jan 2018, 10:53
Replies: 84
Views: 35,286
Posted By ExSimGuy

Thumbs down As a regular SLF, but someone who has never flown...

As a regular SLF, but someone who has never flown a jet above about 20 ft ;) (back in my days at BA Cranebank)
I'd respectfully suggest that the above argument is (merely) a logistics issue, and not...
22nd May 2016, 15:11
Replies: 1,184
Views: 2,522,874
Posted By ExSimGuy

Signs of Charing on Material Recovered From "Crash Site"?

@ Edinburgher - I commented a couple of pages back (before BBC got hold of the video - from the link here?) that there did not appear to be any sign of burning or charring on the debris - but...
21st May 2016, 16:22
Replies: 1,184
Views: 2,522,874
Posted By ExSimGuy

Years (many!) since I was "in the business", but...

Years (many!) since I was "in the business", but I wonder if anyone else noticed in the pictures of the debris...
20th May 2016, 11:37
Replies: 1,184
Views: 2,522,874
Posted By ExSimGuy

"Facebook" - Mo ?

Mo122 - Can you enlighten as to the likely accuracy of the report above? Facebook is not exactly where I'd expect any "official" notification.

(Or am I behind the times ;) )
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Apr 2016, 19:17
Replies: 70
Views: 15,825
Posted By ExSimGuy

Talking "Roman Catholic Terrorists"

:pGave me a bit of a laugh and reminded me of my first flight with Air Lingus. I'd been in Ireland with my family, and as we were returning to Dublin airport a very heavy snowfall started. We...
11th Apr 2016, 19:14
Replies: 1,087
Views: 966,411
Posted By ExSimGuy

Seems fairly straight-forward to me ?

Seems fairly straight-forward to me ?
30th Mar 2016, 11:00
Replies: 1,087
Views: 966,411
Posted By ExSimGuy

I would doubt that they would have had anything...

I would doubt that they would have had anything like as much easy, accurate, and rapidly-updated WX reports either when operating from a van in an open park.

But, we digress . . . . .
30th Mar 2016, 08:21
Replies: 110
Views: 51,525
Posted By ExSimGuy

Angry Airport Security . . . .

If that is true, then it certainly won't be much encouragement for your PAX who indirectly pay your salary :ooh:
29th Mar 2016, 07:53
Replies: 1,087
Views: 966,411
Posted By ExSimGuy

Probably a "formality". Unless they were...

Probably a "formality".

Unless they were aware that a tornado-strength gust was likely, I suspect that a court would be more inclined to agree that they had taken "all reasonable precautions" by...
15th Mar 2016, 17:45
Replies: 128
Views: 39,628
Posted By ExSimGuy

Question "self contained" - Why? :( The aircraft I...

"self contained" - Why? :(

The aircraft I worked on all had a separate supply of O2 for the flight deck :ugh:
14th Mar 2016, 10:17
Replies: 3,527
Views: 5,011,271
Posted By ExSimGuy

(Warning - "Politics") How is it that...

(Warning - "Politics")



How is it that Germany can have these "special laws", even if they are in conflict with the rules in the rest of the EU? As I understand it, UK is obliged under the EU...
13th Mar 2016, 12:54
Replies: 128
Views: 39,628
Posted By ExSimGuy

And both would carry a similar risk of collision...

And both would carry a similar risk of collision with an aircraft below - but with a "push the yoke forward quick" response, at least the crew of the troubled aircraft would have a chance of seeing...
13th Mar 2016, 12:29
Replies: 3,527
Views: 5,011,271
Posted By ExSimGuy

"THIS VIDEO IS PRIVATE"

"THIS VIDEO IS PRIVATE"
12th Mar 2016, 15:13
Replies: 30
Views: 16,390
Posted By ExSimGuy

I was flying out of USA one night, on board an...

I was flying out of USA one night, on board an airline that my daughter used to work for (as "staff" PAX) and noticed ice creeping across the wing as we taxied out. I alerted a Steward to this and...
12th Feb 2016, 21:07
Replies: 3,527
Views: 5,011,271
Posted By ExSimGuy

Exclamation Japan Airlines Flight 350

I'm guessing that was initiated from a low altitude - on take-off or late approach. Not enough time for the other 2 crew members to prevent it.

For a "nice" high-energy crash it has to be higher...
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