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2nd Mar 2018, 12:13
Replies: 38
Views: 23,933
Posted By wheelie my boeing

Pilotless, to say "signify a weak mind to give up...

Pilotless, to say "signify a weak mind to give up a great package over something that doesn't actually matter that much" really does show your ignorance. If he really did resign over possible pilot...
2nd Feb 2018, 20:41
Replies: 96
Views: 120,313
Posted By wheelie my boeing

1. Big Airways 2. RHS 3. Two decks and...

1. Big Airways
2. RHS
3. Two decks and better looking than a 380.
4. 10
5. Too many. 16/17?
6. Too many. Every return flight overnight.
7. Too many. Bumping off 900 per year
8. ...
12th Aug 2015, 17:14
Replies: 6,623
Views: 5,728,416
Posted By wheelie my boeing

The 4 weeks of leave that full timers get is 2...

The 4 weeks of leave that full timers get is 2 weeks twice. The downside is the leave includes what would have been days off. You're allocated leave using credit hours. The credit hours do not...
25th May 2013, 12:09
Replies: 992
Views: 950,963
Posted By wheelie my boeing

In a situation like they were in then disruption...

In a situation like they were in then disruption is not even considered. The pilots would need to decide what to do, where to divert etc. As it was a significant problem then disruption to LHR's...
Forum: Middle East
13th May 2013, 11:00
Replies: 59
Views: 7,766
Posted By wheelie my boeing

It is not a simple first come first serve at LHR....

It is not a simple first come first serve at LHR. I work for BA, we frequently wait whilst Saudi or AA or other airlines jump in front of us. Especially when another heavy has just departed. It's...
15th Mar 2013, 12:41
Replies: 26
Views: 6,470
Posted By wheelie my boeing

Agreed Lonewolf. BOAC: It seems to me that...

Agreed Lonewolf.

BOAC: It seems to me that modern rostering in certain airlines (not necessarly AF as I don't know about it there) is so "efficient" that fatigue is eventually a certainty. I'm...
15th Mar 2013, 12:12
Replies: 26
Views: 6,470
Posted By wheelie my boeing

Bit of a silly comment Heathrow Director. To...

Bit of a silly comment Heathrow Director. To suggest that fatigue is not apparent in long haul operations is quite simply lack of knowledge. It most definitely is apparent, just as it may be with...
Forum: Tech Log
23rd Feb 2013, 11:17
Replies: 29
Views: 6,166
Posted By wheelie my boeing

Presume it's the same thing as what happens in...

Presume it's the same thing as what happens in the A319/320/321. More backstick is required around 10 degrees to continue the rotation
Forum: Questions
14th Jan 2013, 20:32
Replies: 4
Views: 863
Posted By wheelie my boeing

No aircraft should be flown in severe icing. ...

No aircraft should be flown in severe icing. They are not designed for it and prolonged exposure could and probably would have fatal consequences. Hence the pilots wanted to avoid it if at all...
Forum: Tech Log
10th Dec 2012, 15:01
Replies: 18
Views: 6,152
Posted By wheelie my boeing

To get from 180kts to 160kts we generally select...

To get from 180kts to 160kts we generally select flap 2, and even flap 3 if it's required. Once flap 3 is out it shouldn't be a problem. Often the reduction is at about 10dme on the ILS so if...
5th Dec 2012, 21:09
Replies: 87
Views: 23,353
Posted By wheelie my boeing

Age old comparison of train drivers and aircraft...

Age old comparison of train drivers and aircraft pilots, and in my opinion (biased of course I know) there is no comparison. The general public have absolutely no idea about the decisions involved...
5th Dec 2012, 08:41
Replies: 87
Views: 23,353
Posted By wheelie my boeing

I can see it happening in the very distant future...

I can see it happening in the very distant future but agreed, not in our lifetimes. It would probably initially be a cruise relief type autopilot where the pilot can take his rest legally (I would...
9th Nov 2012, 20:14
Replies: 27
Views: 6,949
Posted By wheelie my boeing

Only done it commercially for 5 years but it's...

Only done it commercially for 5 years but it's still as exciting now as it was day one. In fact I enjoy it more as my experience increases, I feel more involved and more comfortable making...
Forum: Tech Log
5th Sep 2012, 23:21
Replies: 68
Views: 13,247
Posted By wheelie my boeing

Hi Landroger, When we leave the Biggin hold...

Hi Landroger,

When we leave the Biggin hold we are normally at / around 7000ft at 220kts (Airbus 320 that is). We are then turned northwest briefly before turning back on ourselves heading East. ...
Forum: Tech Log
22nd May 2012, 19:40
Replies: 168
Views: 33,010
Posted By wheelie my boeing

Sorry Uplinker, but your statement is partially...

Sorry Uplinker, but your statement is partially inaccurate. I believe the AF447 pilots also would have made the same statement which I believe is the ultimate flaw in Airbus by design. In NORMAL...
Replies: 65
Views: 30,994
Posted By wheelie my boeing

Whilst it may not be relevant in this instance,...

Whilst it may not be relevant in this instance, those who criticize quickly shouldn't forget that TCAS is not a requirement for commercial aircraft. Everyday commercial flights depart with TCAS...
12th Apr 2012, 18:40
Replies: 2
Views: 2,596
Posted By wheelie my boeing

Who on EARTH was that?!!! I thought my house was...

Who on EARTH was that?!!! I thought my house was falling down!
8th Jan 2012, 14:59
Replies: 342
Views: 90,500
Posted By wheelie my boeing

Not to mention that a strike breaker is someone...

Not to mention that a strike breaker is someone who is part of a union yet breaks a strike by THEIR union. No pilot was a strike breaker (nor ground staff etc) as none of them are BASSA members.
Forum: Questions
7th Jan 2012, 13:33
Replies: 48
Views: 11,136
Posted By wheelie my boeing

Nope, not for me, but I'm in the right hand seat...

Nope, not for me, but I'm in the right hand seat and my company is against "resetting" the autothrust. Like it or not, I follow my company SOP's...
Forum: Questions
6th Jan 2012, 11:58
Replies: 48
Views: 11,136
Posted By wheelie my boeing

With all due respect to the non believers that...

With all due respect to the non believers that landing lights create drag, in my company many (another UK airbus operator), many people lower the landing lights for drag. Our policy is when gear is...
28th Dec 2011, 11:25
Replies: 220
Views: 90,836
Posted By wheelie my boeing

Job security, lots of fleets/lifestyles, better...

Job security, lots of fleets/lifestyles, better pay, bidline... to name a few.
22nd Dec 2011, 11:03
Replies: 996
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Views: 327,539
Posted By wheelie my boeing

Fincastle, how exactly is this not good news for...

Fincastle, how exactly is this not good news for the BMI staff? Perhaps you think it would be better for IAG not to have bought BMI in which case the likely scenario would have been BMI shuts down...
Forum: Cabin Crew
26th Oct 2011, 10:56
Replies: 45
Views: 14,300
Posted By wheelie my boeing

I feel it is totally innapropriate to post a...

I feel it is totally innapropriate to post a small section of what BASSA actually published. Below is the FULL version!

"It transpires at SEP on the first day, BA have now introduced how to ...
Forum: Tech Log
27th May 2011, 23:40
Replies: 3,435
Views: 1,349,762
Posted By wheelie my boeing

Speevy, If you get unreliable airspeed in...

Speevy,

If you get unreliable airspeed in the cruise suddenly with smooth flying conditions and everything normal then 5 degrees climb power may not kill you straight away. However, in a...
Forum: Tech Log
27th May 2011, 22:28
Replies: 3,435
Views: 1,349,762
Posted By wheelie my boeing

Soaringtheskies, go have a go in an Airbus sim...

Soaringtheskies, go have a go in an Airbus sim (no stick pusher on Airbus), set it to nighttime with moderate/severe turbulence and then unreliable airspeed along with multiple ECAM messages - all...
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