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22nd Oct 2020, 16:40
Replies: 4,410
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Posted By RVF750

The business model is pretty straight forward....

The business model is pretty straight forward. Without the fat, the pensions and the leasing cost of those Jets, Flybe would have made a profit every year for the last twenty. By starting a lot...
22nd Oct 2020, 16:34
Replies: 650
Views: 191,143
Posted By RVF750

One is a Proper Fraction, the other is not. But...

One is a Proper Fraction, the other is not. But yes, in our dumbed down modern world they are the same.
22nd Oct 2020, 16:31
Replies: 2,911
Views: 2,648,830
Posted By RVF750

The midnight oil will be burning in HQ tonight.

The midnight oil will be burning in HQ tonight.
21st Oct 2020, 13:18
Replies: 4,410
Views: 2,655,815
Posted By RVF750

One big saving and highly unusual aspect of this...

One big saving and highly unusual aspect of this is Aspire Flight Training. A group of the airlines training Captains has been quietly revalidating the licences and SIM checks of many of the Q400...
21st Oct 2020, 13:02
Replies: 650
Views: 191,143
Posted By RVF750

It's just refreshing that HQ can make an...

It's just refreshing that HQ can make an announcement and use a proper fraction. 1 in 5,000 is more correct than 20 in 100,000. Sorry, I'm a bit bored stuck in permanent self isolation, as is anyone...
21st Oct 2020, 12:51
Replies: 32
Views: 13,302
Posted By RVF750

Aspire are quietly renewing LPCs on a lot of the...

Aspire are quietly renewing LPCs on a lot of the Dash pilots so there are actually more than enough Ex Flybe crew to jump straight into the Q400s and fly them. Fingers crossed that it comes of and we...
10th Sep 2020, 11:16
Replies: 650
Views: 191,143
Posted By RVF750

This total mess is the direct result of Open...

This total mess is the direct result of Open Skies. Without this, we'd have a base and a set of aircraft here that could operate as many or as few flights as needed to match the frequency needed.
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10th Sep 2020, 10:51
Replies: 30
Views: 6,299
Posted By RVF750

If it helps, I booked with them when they...

If it helps, I booked with them when they initially tried to start up. IOM-MAN. Just one pair of flights. When it didn't happen, they were quite prompt in issuing a full refund. No problem at all....
20th Jul 2020, 20:39
Replies: 4,410
Views: 2,655,815
Posted By RVF750

Just hypothesising....If you remember that the...

Just hypothesising....If you remember that the company was the UK (profits taxable) part of the Walker Trust which is an off shore entity, and that many of the aircraft were leased via off short...
13th Jul 2020, 18:35
Replies: 650
Views: 191,143
Posted By RVF750

The BHD-IOM-LCY was a way of Jack Walker putting...

The BHD-IOM-LCY was a way of Jack Walker putting one across the bows of Manx for stealing the SOU-JER from under their noses. By all accounts Manx chucked a high throwaway bid in and didn't expect to...
Forum: Tech Log
13th Jul 2020, 13:29
Replies: 14
Views: 2,846
Posted By RVF750

So many folks furloughed or out of work now Dave,...

So many folks furloughed or out of work now Dave, so expect to be surprised...
Forum: Tech Log
13th Jul 2020, 12:38
Replies: 14
Views: 2,846
Posted By RVF750

I know art and aesthetics are not part of hard...

I know art and aesthetics are not part of hard nosed industrial logic, but the S61 was always a fine looking beast. It looked right, flew right and did exactly what it was designed to do and much...
Forum: Tech Log
7th Jul 2020, 18:04
Replies: 43
Views: 4,976
Posted By RVF750

There are VERY FEW things on the flightdeck where...

There are VERY FEW things on the flightdeck where rushing helps at all. In sim sessions, it's always rushing that causes issues. Even the swing of the normal V1 cut isn't immediate in a hi-bypass...
26th Jun 2020, 18:58
Replies: 103
Views: 50,899
Posted By RVF750

shhh! you shouldn't be telling the great unwashed...

shhh! you shouldn't be telling the great unwashed that secret!
23rd Jun 2020, 10:15
Replies: 103
Views: 50,899
Posted By RVF750

I see all your airports and raise you a landing...

I see all your airports and raise you a landing at LBA in a gentle 12kt crosswind from 240' on rw32. Enjoy!
3rd Jun 2020, 09:36
Replies: 736
Views: 104,935
Posted By RVF750

You should try DCS World game. It's free for the...

You should try DCS World game. It's free for the PC. You only pay for modules. There's a really nice Mk 9 with normal; or clipped wings and a Normandy 1944 map to play it in. It'll use up all the...
26th May 2020, 11:59
Replies: 19
Views: 6,729
Posted By RVF750

I had little problem with the flying, it's the...

I had little problem with the flying, it's the SOP calls and stuff when you've been off a while. Changes and reversion from previous SOP sets are a danger.
24th May 2020, 11:45
Replies: 1,657
Views: 2,625,815
Posted By RVF750

They probably do but being official would be for...

They probably do but being official would be for the investigation and not released into the public domain. (unless someone leaks them). Or the system was broken.
Forum: Tech Log
15th May 2020, 10:48
Replies: 8
Views: 1,754
Posted By RVF750

That reminds me of the power off oversteer on the...

That reminds me of the power off oversteer on the Peugeot 205 GTi.turn in,lift off and power on when it pointed to the exit. Lovely except for that one time it would depart. it explains why the...
Forum: Tech Log
7th May 2020, 16:59
Replies: 11
Views: 1,492
Posted By RVF750

There was a recent touch and go on a soft wet...

There was a recent touch and go on a soft wet grass runway on the Isle of man that resulted in the aircraft digging in and flipping onto it's roof. Try Googling M-GOLF and you should see the result...
Forum: Tech Log
7th May 2020, 16:57
Replies: 16
Views: 4,065
Posted By RVF750

That's the glass itself. There is a black power...

That's the glass itself. There is a black power feed cable with connector that runs to the DV from the rear of it. That wiring runs along the base of the window. It may be a protective grommet for...
Forum: Tech Log
30th Apr 2020, 13:52
Replies: 5
Views: 1,227
Posted By RVF750

Many a time I've had to taxi an aircraft with...

Many a time I've had to taxi an aircraft with flat spots on the gear from prolonged rest ( 2-3 days even).. I did find that being twin wheeled bogies, a corner turn stopped the very low frequency...
18th Apr 2020, 19:54
Replies: 74
Views: 18,873
Posted By RVF750

A certain company mentioned above (the Red Team...

A certain company mentioned above (the Red Team from Yorkshire) is working on contacting customers by date of travel, so to prioritise the closest bookings. They simply are maxxed out in their work...
Forum: Tech Log
13th Apr 2020, 14:03
Replies: 9
Views: 1,852
Posted By RVF750

I flew them for 6 years. First and foremost,...

I flew them for 6 years.

First and foremost, they do need a bit of scheduled TLC. APU life is ok, but the generator brushes are crap frankly and need change schedules of 1,500hrs or so to keep...
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Apr 2020, 18:11
Replies: 32
Views: 5,217
Posted By RVF750

I always thought the collective friction was used...

I always thought the collective friction was used in flight...till I had my first (and only) lesson. Doh. Things they don't tell you in books. eh?
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