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11th Feb 2011, 08:20
Replies: 1,357
Views: 731,657
Posted By fcom

Seems the aircraft was on the glide as it crashed...

Seems the aircraft was on the glide as it crashed by the transmitter, also seems he became visual just off the localiser indicating to me he made a last minute attempt to regain the centrline...
Replies: 16
Views: 2,249
Posted By fcom

Taking a degree these days is nothing like it was...

Taking a degree these days is nothing like it was in the 80's.Being a graduate then actually meant something and was a great achievment, unfortuanatly everyman and his dog seem to go on to university...
Replies: 4
Views: 985
Posted By fcom

Go for it as it's still a good investment,your...

Go for it as it's still a good investment,your only 20 and if you can keep your IR and medical current you will at some stage get a job. You will soon get a return on your investment and very soon...
Replies: 40
Views: 9,095
Posted By fcom

As he is only 15 I suggest he joins the air...

As he is only 15 I suggest he joins the air cadets and gets some free gliding experience then in a couple of years completes the PPL.The industry would have hopefully improved in 3 years time and...
18th Sep 2010, 08:47
Replies: 36
Views: 7,078
Posted By fcom

Back in 1990 when I completed my course at OATS...

Back in 1990 when I completed my course at OATS there were nearly 600 pilots on the ground,it took me 4 years to get a job but we all eventually got in the air. I was in for over 65K and that was 20...
18th Sep 2010, 08:37
Replies: 51
Views: 18,042
Posted By fcom

Thumbs up Virgin are still the best airline to work for in...

Virgin are still the best airline to work for in the UK by a long chalk.Motivation still reasonably good considering the industry at the moment, personally I've never had it so good.:ok:
18th Apr 2010, 18:56
Replies: 1,356
Views: 1,139,720
Posted By fcom

Won't happen, Virgin has lots of Pilots on...

Won't happen, Virgin has lots of Pilots on sabatical to soak up first
18th Apr 2010, 08:06
Replies: 3,110
Views: 1,385,979
Posted By fcom

Dust falling now over northern UK and you only...

Dust falling now over northern UK and you only have to rub some of this between the fingers to realise the abrasive qualities of this stuff. The damage to engines and airframes could be quite...
Forum: Questions
18th Apr 2010, 07:56
Replies: 6
Views: 1,738
Posted By fcom

How much are the Airlines losing?

I am intrigued to know just how much the loss making UK Airlines are really losing whilst this situation continues. Some companies where forcasting a loss of at least 3 million pounds a week before...
2nd Apr 2010, 11:04
Replies: 1,356
Views: 1,139,720
Posted By fcom

No thanks! LOL:)

No thanks! LOL:)
31st Mar 2010, 14:11
Replies: 849
Views: 509,871
Posted By fcom

Virgin SFO take home 4200 3 trips a month a...

Virgin SFO take home 4200 3 trips a month a good pension and allowances:ok:
31st Mar 2010, 13:31
Replies: 1,356
Views: 1,139,720
Posted By fcom

Well I'm not sure if we are all working for the...

Well I'm not sure if we are all working for the same airline but I'm doing 3 trips a month and having lots of relaxed time at home. For me Virgin is the best airline in the UK with great times down...
31st Mar 2010, 11:51
Replies: 90
Views: 40,831
Posted By fcom

Just remember folks the CAA don't just give out...

Just remember folks the CAA don't just give out Atpl's like cookies,they have to be earned and have to work just as hard as any airline sponsored cadet . The type rating is the same standard and the...
30th Mar 2010, 14:41
Replies: 90
Views: 40,831
Posted By fcom

Don't airline sponsored cadets go straight onto...

Don't airline sponsored cadets go straight onto shiny new jets with no experience? The only difference is self sponsored to type rating have taken the time, money and trouble to invest in themselves....
30th Mar 2010, 08:21
Replies: 90
Views: 40,831
Posted By fcom

Grrr I can understand why someone who has spent a...

I can understand why someone who has spent a fortune on a ATPL and who is struggling to find a job would pay for a type rating as I was in the same situation myself in the mid 90's. I was unemployed...
30th Nov 2009, 00:14
Replies: 271
Views: 119,862
Posted By fcom

The crash site was a few metres from the vor at...

The crash site was a few metres from the vor at the end of runway 35R, only thing left of the aircraft was the tail section. Didn't look like it got airborne, I have aerial footage of the crash area...
8th Oct 2009, 10:30
Replies: 756
Views: 309,138
Posted By fcom

I went through OATS in 1990 and didn't get a...

I went through OATS in 1990 and didn't get a sniff of a job until 1995.It will come eventually
8th Oct 2009, 10:24
Replies: 192
Views: 56,374
Posted By fcom

I've known 3 pilots to be breathalised at LHR and...

I've known 3 pilots to be breathalised at LHR and all proved to be negative.Maybe it's the small minded idiots we employ at LHR smelling each others breath which is confusing their limited senses.
Forum: Tech Log
6th Jun 2009, 08:14
Replies: 4,594
Views: 2,842,611
Posted By fcom

Quite simply the A/C encountered Severe...

Quite simply the A/C encountered Severe turbulence causing the autopilot to disconnect, normal procedure is to disconnect the autothrust and fly the aircraft manually.

There is a strong...
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Jun 2009, 07:05
Replies: 493
Views: 70,929
Posted By fcom

A possible expanation could be once the aircraft...

A possible expanation could be once the aircraft entered the CB the usual thing which happens is the aircraft overspeeds causing an immediate disconnection of the autopilot.The recommended procedure...
27th Feb 2009, 12:03
Replies: 3,239
Views: 981,349
Posted By fcom

I regularly operate on the China to Heathrow...

I regularly operate on the China to Heathrow route and in winter the fuel temp always goes to around -42c sometimes -49c after around 6 hrs of flight.The minimum temp the fuel can drop to is -40c if...
Forum: Cabin Crew
27th Feb 2009, 11:34
Replies: 19
Views: 8,222
Posted By fcom

Cool Written by someone with a pompous sense of humour...

Written by someone with a pompous sense of humour probably a training captain
27th Feb 2009, 11:22
Replies: 11
Views: 1,599
Posted By fcom

Cool The crew are much nicer in Manchester must be a...

The crew are much nicer in Manchester must be a northern thing:cool:
15th Feb 2009, 10:26
Replies: 558
Views: 150,437
Posted By fcom

Angry Lets all hope that the world economy picks up...

Lets all hope that the world economy picks up within 12 mths otherwise nobody will be flying
Forum: Jet Blast
20th Feb 2008, 09:09
Replies: 13
Views: 1,117
Posted By fcom

I find it a bit too coincidental that Gordon...

I find it a bit too coincidental that Gordon Brown is waiting to take off when this incident occured. I think we can assume that his security service in their Limo's which incidently are reported to...
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