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26th Jul 2019, 09:07
Replies: 20
Views: 16,337
Posted By General_Kirby

Many times the local weather in the vicinity of...

Many times the local weather in the vicinity of the arrival/departure airport can matter not a jot, it's weather enroute, or within the TMA where departure/arrival paths are strictly controlled and...
Forum: ATC Issues
20th Jun 2018, 21:59
Replies: 332
Views: 229,277
Posted By General_Kirby

There doesn't seem to be a quick fix for this....

There doesn't seem to be a quick fix for this. The shortage is here and it only looks like it's getting worse. There are whole swathes now who can retire on a whim having taken their pension out. ...
Forum: ATC Issues
11th Jun 2018, 19:14
Replies: 332
Views: 229,277
Posted By General_Kirby

Anyone any idea how much a decent gaff in Hong...

Anyone any idea how much a decent gaff in Hong Kong will set you back? The salaries for vacancies have been released and accommodation allowance is about 30k HKD a month. Does anyone know if there's...
4th Jun 2018, 12:46
Replies: 1,059
Views: 431,117
Posted By General_Kirby

What planet are they living on? Train Air Traffic...

What planet are they living on? Train Air Traffic controllers at Carlisle? Does anyone there have any idea of the time, skills, money needed to set up as an approved EASA/CAA ATC training facility. ...
Forum: ATC Issues
29th May 2018, 18:05
Replies: 332
Views: 229,277
Posted By General_Kirby

I'd add Carlisle to list as well after todays...

I'd add Carlisle to list as well after todays announcement.
Forum: Tech Log
26th May 2018, 10:03
Replies: 20
Views: 3,239
Posted By General_Kirby

That is the most ridiculously pointless thing...

That is the most ridiculously pointless thing I've ever seen. Can it come over and do my ironing please?
Forum: ATC Issues
9th Apr 2018, 17:26
Replies: 120
Views: 34,036
Posted By General_Kirby

Are you saying the 4 control positions used to be...

Are you saying the 4 control positions used to be open all night? I doubt it. Many positions can be bandboxed on to one, even when busy at night, it's still far less than day time operations.
Forum: ATC Issues
9th Apr 2018, 14:54
Replies: 120
Views: 34,036
Posted By General_Kirby

It was not INT/FIN.

It was not INT/FIN.
Forum: ATC Issues
21st Feb 2018, 09:17
Replies: 10
Views: 2,366
Posted By General_Kirby

There are many reasons why you may face North...

There are many reasons why you may face North even if departing from 27L. Inbound traffic from the southern end, live or towing. Clearing the apron quicker for inbound aircraft to park at the stands...
Forum: ATC Issues
5th Mar 2017, 08:22
Replies: 83
Views: 13,330
Posted By General_Kirby

Which airport will want to send a very important...

Which airport will want to send a very important part of their infrastructure to a Nats office miles away? Once it's all set up they can't exactly change ANSPs easily can they. Good for Nats but for...
6th Jan 2016, 14:29
Replies: 6
Views: 1,824
Posted By General_Kirby

Along the lines of what I expected thanks for the...

Along the lines of what I expected thanks for the detailed and informative replies.
6th Jan 2016, 09:01
Replies: 6
Views: 1,824
Posted By General_Kirby

B737 winter ops questions

Flying with the worlds favourite Irish airline recently in light snow. Just been deiced, engines started and off we taxi. What caught my attention was just before we set off the flaps were set to...
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Sep 2015, 07:03
Replies: 1,103
Views: 120,235
Posted By General_Kirby

I see another 'summit' has taken place. More...

I see another 'summit' has taken place. More money pledged, more promises to work with so and so, consult with this, investigate that...I've never been involved in running a country so can please...
Forum: Jet Blast
20th Sep 2015, 22:03
Replies: 1,103
Views: 120,235
Posted By General_Kirby

Just watching the Select Committee Rooms meeting...

Just watching the Select Committee Rooms meeting with various EU Commissioners of something or other and the Director of Frontex. If these lot are anything to go by then we are all completely...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Sep 2015, 06:51
Replies: 1,103
Views: 120,235
Posted By General_Kirby

Likewise I was shocked that the UN is shocked...

Likewise I was shocked that the UN is shocked that a sovereign state is trying to protect its borders and citizens from an invasion. Nobody cares what the UN thinks. The scenes yesterday left me...
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Sep 2015, 20:27
Replies: 1,103
Views: 120,235
Posted By General_Kirby

http://news360.com/article/311820821 These...

http://news360.com/article/311820821

These lot look like they can't wait to integrate and cuddle puppies and whatnot.
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Dec 2014, 13:51
Replies: 60
Views: 4,879
Posted By General_Kirby

Sat Nav Placement

Been winding me up for some time now. I have a satnav gubbins which I always try to mount as out of the way as possible. In my opinion the windscreen is for looking out of, not for cluttering with...
Forum: ATC Issues
20th Apr 2014, 12:52
Replies: 75
Views: 17,811
Posted By General_Kirby

My headset is my uniform. This shows far more...

My headset is my uniform. This shows far more professionalism, integrity and responsibility than a cheap suit ever could. The visitors in suits need to understand this.
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Sep 2013, 19:52
Replies: 85
Views: 6,503
Posted By General_Kirby

Throwing cigarettes from car

Does anyone find this as annoying, rude and abhorrent as I do? Im talking motorway or A road speeds, car in front winds window down and launches fag end out. Usually ends up hitting my windscreen. I...
12th Jul 2013, 16:56
Replies: 1,150
Views: 640,219
Posted By General_Kirby

There is a difference between the airport being...

There is a difference between the airport being 'closed' and commerical airlines being unable to land or depart due to lack of fire cover.
14th Jun 2013, 08:11
Replies: 66
Views: 32,973
Posted By General_Kirby

Well done Airbus. Who on earth is the stupid...

Well done Airbus. Who on earth is the stupid anchor women on the Airbus youtube channel?
Forum: Questions
27th Jan 2013, 18:44
Replies: 6
Views: 1,587
Posted By General_Kirby

Then you get your feet wet. Ok just a...

Then you get your feet wet.
Ok just a de-pressurisation at max etops range? Still a fuel burn for a few hours massively over what was planned?
Forum: Questions
27th Jan 2013, 17:40
Replies: 6
Views: 1,587
Posted By General_Kirby

etops and depress scenario question

On the way across the pond last week a thought occurred to me. Being on a 777 and miles from any land....
If there was a engine failure AND depressurisation event then is the flight planned to allow...
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Jan 2013, 22:55
Replies: 48
Views: 5,250
Posted By General_Kirby

Hmmm, what effect will this have on my trip home...

Hmmm, what effect will this have on my trip home to UK from St Lucia on Saturday? I promised the wife a gentle ride. seat belt signs all the way?!
Forum: Questions
4th Aug 2012, 20:35
Replies: 2
Views: 1,087
Posted By General_Kirby

Final App Spd/Min Safe App Speed

Often heard on the R/T is controllers telling pilots to

a) reduce now to final approach speed

or when they're really worried

b) reduce NOW to minimum safe approach speed (6...
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