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1st Feb 2023, 13:45
Replies: 86
Views: 12,292
Posted By dixi188

I'll take a guess at 6F. :)

I'll take a guess at 6F. :)
1st Feb 2023, 11:28
Replies: 1,051
Views: 738,741
Posted By dixi188

I don't think the UK state redundancy rules have...

I don't think the UK state redundancy rules have changed much since I was redundant in 2005.
You had to have a minimum of two years service to get anything, then 1 week for every year upto age 40...
31st Jan 2023, 09:03
Replies: 12
Views: 6,497
Posted By dixi188

I don't think there would be much twisting force...

I don't think there would be much twisting force involved. Certainly no more than the rudder loads with an engine out.
I would think Airbus may have some worries if this is an undetected failure...
Forum: Tech Log
30th Jan 2023, 12:56
Replies: 2,099
Views: 1,531,349
Posted By dixi188

Someone I used to know,(TO), was a F/O on a...

Someone I used to know,(TO), was a F/O on a Concorde that had a double engine failure mid Atlantic. One engine surged and coughed an inlet door out of the front and it went down the adjacent engine,...
26th Jan 2023, 16:45
Replies: 69
Views: 7,622
Posted By dixi188

Was there a story about the 747s being sent on...

Was there a story about the 747s being sent on the wrong routes the day BA took over? Something about a Combi on Tokyo.
After my time there, I left in 83.
26th Jan 2023, 12:24
Replies: 1,051
Views: 738,741
Posted By dixi188

No news is good news, me thinks.

No news is good news, me thinks.
Forum: Tech Log
23rd Jan 2023, 19:42
Replies: 2
Views: 649
Posted By dixi188

The Circuit breaker panels are arranged in a grid...

The Circuit breaker panels are arranged in a grid pattern, so to locate a particular CB, a check list or MEL procedure would say H5 for example, and the CB would be in row H and be the 5th one along....
23rd Jan 2023, 10:31
Replies: 69
Views: 7,622
Posted By dixi188

Sotonsean. Not sure about the first route for...

Sotonsean.
Not sure about the first route for G-BJXN.
My memory is that it started on the Lagos route.
I remember changing all 16 mainwheels the night before it went into service after it had...
22nd Jan 2023, 12:43
Replies: 69
Views: 7,622
Posted By dixi188

IIRC, The Africa coastal used to depart Gatwick...

IIRC, The Africa coastal used to depart Gatwick and stop at around 7 cities on the west coast of Africa and end up in Accra and then the same stops on return.
Something like Casablanca, Dakar,...
22nd Jan 2023, 09:46
Replies: 69
Views: 7,622
Posted By dixi188

The Houston service was marketed as "Texacargo" I...

The Houston service was marketed as "Texacargo" I think.
There was also the Africa Coastal flights using BAC1-11s that fed into the 707/DC-10 long haul routes.
16th Jan 2023, 17:47
Replies: 3,502
Views: 457,379
Posted By dixi188

Came past Abingdon around 1500 today. There was a...

Came past Abingdon around 1500 today. There was a Hercules in the area and appeared to have the rear ramp down. Do they do air dropping for the Army at Abingdon?
16th Jan 2023, 17:39
Replies: 21
Views: 8,921
Posted By dixi188

I flew with a captain that had flown DC-8...

I flew with a captain that had flown DC-8 freighters. One day, eastbound across the Atlantic the F/E turned both INS units off by accident instead of the HF sets.
The FO said "What are we going to...
15th Jan 2023, 23:32
Replies: 126
Views: 44,648
Posted By dixi188

I don't know JFK, but, don't they have red stop...

I don't know JFK, but, don't they have red stop bar lights at all runways?
15th Jan 2023, 17:46
Replies: 64
Views: 17,761
Posted By dixi188

It's all going to depend upon where you are...

It's all going to depend upon where you are starting from and where you want to be.
eg. if you have easy access to Kings Cross and want to be in the centre of Newcastle then I would think the train...
13th Jan 2023, 16:38
Replies: 11
Views: 1,507
Posted By dixi188

The Valiant needs to turn right about 5 degrees...

The Valiant needs to turn right about 5 degrees otherwise there could be a bit of a problem.
11th Jan 2023, 17:08
Replies: 69
Views: 7,622
Posted By dixi188

Filming for one of the "Caledonian Girls" adverts...

Filming for one of the "Caledonian Girls" adverts was done inside a DC-10 in a hangar. The lighting guys set up flood lights outside the aircraft on tripods to shine through the cabin windows. After...
10th Jan 2023, 13:09
Replies: 69
Views: 7,622
Posted By dixi188

There were still some passenger routes using the...

There were still some passenger routes using the 707 in 1982 despite having 8 DC-10 by then.
I remember turning one round at Gatwick. It had come in from Lusaka and then went to Tripoli and back.
I...
9th Jan 2023, 18:24
Replies: 59
Views: 9,431
Posted By dixi188

IIRC there was a box called a "Medina Unit", that...

IIRC there was a box called a "Medina Unit", that was to do with the auto pilot and an annunciator that displayed "Extend" during the final part of the approach. It may have been when the GS was...
9th Jan 2023, 15:03
Replies: 59
Views: 9,431
Posted By dixi188

As a slight aside, most of the photo's of 1-11...

As a slight aside, most of the photo's of 1-11 cockpits in museums show the "Stall Dump" handle pulled, (red oval thing to the right of the throttles). To re set it you need to poke a small...
9th Jan 2023, 14:39
Replies: 82
Views: 32,605
Posted By dixi188

28 Jan 1972. Same day that the VC-10 crashed at...

28 Jan 1972. Same day that the VC-10 crashed at Gatwick. Very gusty southerly winds.
I saw the Viscount disappear behind Airwork's buildings from my viewpoint, and not re-appear, then saw the smoke...
6th Jan 2023, 17:46
Replies: 592
Views: 1,004,623
Posted By dixi188

I think it was, "Seen to be doing something", as...

I think it was, "Seen to be doing something", as they couldn't come up with anything else.
6th Jan 2023, 15:00
Replies: 592
Views: 1,004,623
Posted By dixi188

After the Japan Airlines suicide attempt on a...

After the Japan Airlines suicide attempt on a DC-8, I believe they added a line to the dispatcher's check list which basically asked,"Are the crew sane today"?
6th Jan 2023, 14:52
Replies: 64
Views: 17,761
Posted By dixi188

Probably. I just picked a few to show what was...

Probably. I just picked a few to show what was possible, for the discussion.
Not much chance of a train to anywhere today.
3rd Jan 2023, 08:51
Replies: 11
Views: 6,619
Posted By dixi188

Where did the Olympic Airways A340s end up? I...

Where did the Olympic Airways A340s end up? I have a vague memory of Iran.
Forum: Freight Dogs
31st Dec 2022, 15:52
Replies: 6
Views: 2,159
Posted By dixi188

They were doing a lot of flights to China and JFK...

They were doing a lot of flights to China and JFK out of Bournemouth during Covid. About 70 Tonnes of PPE and Covid test kits each flight.
I think the main deck was loose loaded and everything just...
30th Dec 2022, 22:13
Replies: 56
Views: 6,080
Posted By dixi188

If you have followed a B727 to the holding point...

If you have followed a B727 to the holding point you will see why it's a 3 holer. (3 a** holes).
28th Dec 2022, 18:44
Replies: 72
Views: 14,747
Posted By dixi188

That gave you about 3000ft. of runway. When the...

That gave you about 3000ft. of runway.
When the last Merchantman landed at Weybridge they omly had about 2000 ft. to play with. If you see the video they touched down on the grass.
27th Dec 2022, 15:34
Replies: 36
Views: 10,702
Posted By dixi188

Saw an after dinner talk by Blaster Bates many...

Saw an after dinner talk by Blaster Bates many moons ago. His take on the disaster was that you had to vapourize the oil first. "Just use a couple of tons of Thermite and Magnesium". "Touch that off...
13th Dec 2022, 15:47
Replies: 140
Views: 38,870
Posted By dixi188

I guess it was quite a pilot's aircraft. I...

I guess it was quite a pilot's aircraft.
I remember arriving in Muscat as SLF and we did a visual approach from the west to runway 26. We rolled wings level over the end of the runway and touched...
13th Dec 2022, 00:41
Replies: 286
Views: 126,191
Posted By dixi188

Thanks for that. It wasn't showing on the...

Thanks for that. It wasn't showing on the airport's departures page.
12th Dec 2022, 09:41
Replies: 286
Views: 126,191
Posted By dixi188

Not listed on the airport departures. My memory...

Not listed on the airport departures.
My memory says 32 diversions early '70s.
11th Dec 2022, 20:36
Replies: 286
Views: 126,191
Posted By dixi188

I guess the EnterAir 737 from Pajala (Finland) is...

I guess the EnterAir 737 from Pajala (Finland) is a diversion.
Bring 'em in - a bit like the old days, I remember 32 diversions one evening around 1970.
11th Dec 2022, 20:22
Replies: 140
Views: 38,870
Posted By dixi188

SABENA = Such A Bad Experience Never Again!

SABENA = Such A Bad Experience Never Again!
11th Dec 2022, 15:47
Replies: 3,731
Views: 506,874
Posted By dixi188

Don't know what it is, but the person who did the...

Don't know what it is, but the person who did the riveting should be ashamed of themselves.
Forum: Tech Log
11th Dec 2022, 09:06
Replies: 107
Views: 10,639
Posted By dixi188

I've just looked in the book, "Magnesium...

I've just looked in the book, "Magnesium Overcast", and the photo's of the cockpit show the recip throttles on the centre console as 1 thru 6 and the jet throttles on the roof panel as 1 thru 4....
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