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Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Feb 2015, 15:53
Replies: 757
Views: 109,239
Posted By yotter

Aerotoxicity

Fairly obviously you're going to feel ill if the cabin fills with smoke. What we're talking about here is the possibility of an insidious effect from long term exposure to conditioned air. I flew for...
15th Oct 2010, 11:02
Replies: 143
Views: 69,755
Posted By yotter

Time Flies

Peter, I see from my log book that it's just 20 years and a few days since we were flying together on Tristars. I wish you the very best for your return to BA . Your story was discussed on many a...
Forum: Freight Dogs
13th Dec 2009, 10:22
Replies: 7
Views: 5,695
Posted By yotter

Very sorry to hear about this - it's quite true...

Very sorry to hear about this - it's quite true Philip put a lot of his own money into AFX, but a 747 freight operation proved too costly in the end.
Hope he gets an appeal and wins
M.P.
5th Oct 2005, 09:27
Replies: 13
Views: 3,628
Posted By yotter

Fam. Flights

Sorry to hear these are less frequent. I remember one to Chicago pre 9/11 which couldn't have been better as an illustration of how we don't just sit up there are push a few buttons. Given that ORD...
Forum: Tech Log
3rd Oct 2005, 17:09
Replies: 175
Views: 52,504
Posted By yotter

Rushed Approach - nothing new under the sun.

What about the famous story concerning the Heathrow controller and the BEA first officer. Apparently the captain was flying a manual approach and getting a bit overloaded.
ATC: " Bealine XYZ, are...
30th Dec 2004, 18:33
Replies: 94
Views: 13,607
Posted By yotter

S2-ADT

Yes, I've flown many hours in this a/c since it was delivered to Manston this summer. The maindeck cargo handling system worked well, the -7J engines mean the performance isn't great but as you say...
27th Dec 2004, 10:31
Replies: 46
Views: 15,661
Posted By yotter

If 'www' still stands for World Wide Web, then...

If 'www' still stands for World Wide Web, then everything on the internet is accessible in Australia, which leads me to think that their legal system could be very busy. However I suspect that the...
24th Dec 2004, 17:41
Replies: 46
Views: 15,661
Posted By yotter

Come off it Nose Gear! don't wannabe is making ...

Come off it Nose Gear! don't wannabe is making valid points and your spelling is no better than his ( competence + libelous? ). The management record of Cathay is appalling - have we forgotten the...
23rd Dec 2004, 09:27
Replies: 46
Views: 15,661
Posted By yotter

Certainly don't agree with those sentiments,...

Certainly don't agree with those sentiments, Freehills. There is no place for bombastic Captains on the flight deck or a fear culture from the management. The proven way to get the best from the crew...
10th Dec 2004, 09:00
Replies: 58
Views: 12,961
Posted By yotter

This advert also appears on page 7 of today's...

This advert also appears on page 7 of today's Daily Telegraph - the favourite digest of Atlantic Barons at 30W.
To understand a little of this long story, please refer to
www.jaa.nl - the website...
9th Dec 2004, 16:42
Replies: 94
Views: 13,607
Posted By yotter

Check your pms PIA747

Check your pms PIA747
1st Dec 2004, 13:44
Replies: 94
Views: 13,607
Posted By yotter

S2-ADT:last week HKG-DAC-BAH-HHN. Why are people...

S2-ADT:last week HKG-DAC-BAH-HHN. Why are people so fascinated by this aeroplane? Cheers, Y
29th Nov 2004, 17:15
Replies: 671
Views: 338,435
Posted By yotter

There is so much info on this topic so far, that...

There is so much info on this topic so far, that the following may have already been covered - if so, apologies!
I fly the 747 Classic Freighter although not the -7Q. The method my company uses for...
2nd Aug 2004, 21:32
Replies: 29
Views: 9,643
Posted By yotter

Ian Harvey. Maybe off the thread a little, but...

Ian Harvey.
Maybe off the thread a little, but like many who joined BEA in the '60s & '70s, I was trained by Ian on the Trident. What a thoroughly modest guy! We flew together for 20 or so sectors...
24th Mar 2004, 19:15
Replies: 477
Views: 96,425
Posted By yotter

From the horse's mouth

Anybody else hear Paul Stoddart interviewed on Radio 4 last evening? He spoke of 'returning to the core business of the airline' and 'using Boeing 737 aircraft from Bournemouth and Manchester'....
23rd Mar 2004, 16:34
Replies: 477
Views: 96,425
Posted By yotter

Redundancy

Although you may not be entitled to redundancy if you have worked for less than the qualifying period ( it used to be 2 years, but someone suggested this was now only 1 year), you should always be...
20th Mar 2004, 11:17
Replies: 477
Views: 96,425
Posted By yotter

Apologies if this has been covered already. Being...

Apologies if this has been covered already. Being ex AFX, and now ex EAAC, I obtained a pamplet from the Insolvency Service, PO Box 203, 21 Bloomsbury St, London WC1B 3QW tel:0121 698 4241. This...
17th Mar 2004, 10:08
Replies: 477
Views: 96,425
Posted By yotter

Oh my gawd, To quote: 'aircraft moving to...

Oh my gawd,
To quote:
'aircraft moving to Manston, creditors' voluntary arrangement......'

I think I've been there already whilst working for a certain freight operator who also flew B747s! It...
Forum: Tech Log
18th Feb 2004, 20:31
Replies: 6
Views: 819
Posted By yotter

As far as I know, the industry standard is 60 for...

As far as I know, the industry standard is 60 for captains and 65 for copilots, with the exceptions above. There doesn't seem to be a limit on the age of a flight engineer. Industrial agreements and...
Forum: Freight Dogs
24th May 2003, 18:33
Replies: 17
Views: 3,148
Posted By yotter

Freight

Hi S.C.
Freight is great, you can't send it down a wire or via a wave
( video conferencing ), it doesn't catch SARS and at the moment there's tonnes of it to shift!
Cheers, Y
ps was your master...
Forum: Freight Dogs
23rd May 2003, 02:14
Replies: 17
Views: 3,148
Posted By yotter

AFX

This ( and the owner Mr PJBowles ) is a company you can never write off because the crew and staff are amazingly loyal. I believe they are about to relaunch as Air Bangladesh with a replacement 747,...
Forum: Freight Dogs
15th Jan 2003, 13:38
Replies: 19
Views: 2,637
Posted By yotter

AFX

When a company is 'in administration' doesn't it get protection from its creditors to allow it to carry on in business in the hope that debts will be eventually paid off. So this implies to me that...
16th Nov 2002, 18:00
Replies: 33
Views: 4,811
Posted By yotter

B.A

Hands up those who read A & C 's comments and felt a bit uneasy

'engineerig staff with such contempt , without doubt it is the worst atmosphere that I have ever worked in and I would have got out...
Forum: Freight Dogs
13th Nov 2002, 18:40
Replies: 45
Views: 8,537
Posted By yotter

AFX

Another 747 freighter ( AFX 7000) arrived at LHR today around lunchtime - obviously an ex Korean -200 to join the one by the British Midland hanger. I gather one will be going to KUL and the other to...
Forum: Freight Dogs
24th Oct 2002, 18:41
Replies: 45
Views: 8,537
Posted By yotter

G.GAFX

This was last heard of at Manston - a nose loading B747 freighter, which Airfreight Express operated from 1999 to early this year. I heard Boeing had taken it back, but has it left Manston yet?
I...
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