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20th Dec 2016, 09:37
Replies: 1
Views: 1,673
Posted By PappyJ

China Airlines (CAL), Taiwan

G'day folks,
I would like to know, from any senior expat at CAL, what some of the conditions are like.

1) Training process. How long and what's the pay throughout the process?
2) Are expats...
18th May 2015, 09:23
Replies: 272
Views: 102,547
Posted By PappyJ

Buckling....

One very likely cause of undue stress causing 'Buckling under pressure' is assuredly the result of commuting through London Heathrow!
16th Oct 2014, 11:07
Replies: 1,692
Views: 818,727
Posted By PappyJ

Same story has been running in the news each year...

Same story has been running in the news each year for nearly a decade! "...VNA rises to number 3 in SE Asia..."

But, at least they've finally stepped ahead of number 4 (Jetstar Pacific) and...
Forum: Tech Log
16th Oct 2014, 10:56
Replies: 43
Views: 21,586
Posted By PappyJ

Do you have the CARS reference for this readily...

Do you have the CARS reference for this readily handy?
Forum: Tech Log
17th May 2013, 23:02
Replies: 99
Views: 13,405
Posted By PappyJ

and they are based on 'True Polar Tracks'.

and they are based on 'True Polar Tracks'.
Forum: Tech Log
17th May 2013, 12:07
Replies: 64
Views: 7,406
Posted By PappyJ

Correction, irrelevant diatribe.

Correction, irrelevant diatribe.
Forum: Tech Log
17th May 2013, 10:05
Replies: 7
Views: 3,334
Posted By PappyJ

1+F? Who cares? What is the value of min drag,...

1+F? Who cares? What is the value of min drag, best L/D, etc in this config?


I believe you've confused this with Aprot.

However, if you'd like to use the airplane to answer this question,...
Forum: Tech Log
17th May 2013, 09:46
Replies: 64
Views: 7,406
Posted By PappyJ

Great! Now he's leading us into a diatribe on...

Great! Now he's leading us into a diatribe on bomb scares. Check please.
Forum: Tech Log
17th May 2013, 09:43
Replies: 9
Views: 4,409
Posted By PappyJ

VHF 3 ON VOICE The ON VOICE button on the...

VHF 3 ON VOICE

The ON VOICE button on the ACP is meant to suppress the 'Ident' making it easier to hear voice transmissions on VHF stations (VOR, etc) as someone earlier explained.
Forum: Tech Log
17th May 2013, 09:28
Replies: 1
Views: 1,550
Posted By PappyJ

False echos resulting from defects, damage, ice...

False echos resulting from defects, damage, ice build-ups, etc on the radome are easy to detect. They'll appear as unusual displays of weather (odd shapes, etc) but will remain at fixed distances on...
16th May 2013, 21:52
Replies: 13
Views: 3,489
Posted By PappyJ

I never considered it that way. In fact, given...

I never considered it that way. In fact, given that she'd be less likely to fiddle with things that she didn't understand, it may have been safer having her in the seat! Good Call.
Forum: Tech Log
16th May 2013, 21:32
Replies: 64
Views: 7,406
Posted By PappyJ

Meatlover. Most of us OFB (Old Fart Brigade)...

Meatlover. Most of us OFB (Old Fart Brigade) are more than happy to explain things to the 'newbies.'

In your case what I think what's happened is some confusion between the criteria to...
Forum: Tech Log
16th May 2013, 15:06
Replies: 33
Views: 10,672
Posted By PappyJ

Although the Spitfire was known as a very good...

Although the Spitfire was known as a very good aerobatic aircraft - qualities which are beneficial to a combat aircraft - it is not, nor ever was, an "unlimited" category aerobatic craft.
...
Forum: Tech Log
16th May 2013, 13:32
Replies: 64
Views: 7,406
Posted By PappyJ

Having flown into New Orleans countless times,...

Having flown into New Orleans countless times, there are a few things I can say about it...

The place doesn't typically suffer from weather such as the type that causes continuous rain, fog or...
Forum: Tech Log
16th May 2013, 12:43
Replies: 64
Views: 7,406
Posted By PappyJ

Thank you LSM, you saved me the effort! (I've...

Thank you LSM, you saved me the effort! (I've heard something like that before)

Funny how many hero's emerge once the sensible answer's been presented!

BTW...Sorry I swore earlier, but all my...
Forum: Tech Log
16th May 2013, 09:47
Replies: 24
Views: 12,791
Posted By PappyJ

a very small point... its actually "THR...

a very small point... its actually "THR DSC"
16th May 2013, 09:02
Replies: 13
Views: 3,489
Posted By PappyJ

Another example. But, this time the Airline did...

Another example. But, this time the Airline did the right thing and the pilots were Fired!



A TAM Linhas Aereas Airbus A320-200, registration PR-MHU performing flight JJ-3081 from Recife,PE to...
Forum: Tech Log
15th May 2013, 22:29
Replies: 64
Views: 7,406
Posted By PappyJ

This has become way to painful. Let me ask a...

This has become way to painful. Let me ask a question. The last time you completed an ILS approach, when you reached minimums, did you:

a) report the airport in sight, or
b) request a visual...
15th May 2013, 09:34
Replies: 4
Views: 1,546
Posted By PappyJ

Basically, the charts that you're looking for...

Basically, the charts that you're looking for simply don't exist. Most of us who flew in the area, had our own assorted makings of VNC/VTA charts.

Of course, there are IFR navigation charts which...
Forum: Tech Log
14th May 2013, 18:43
Replies: 64
Views: 7,406
Posted By PappyJ

We've been training it out of people in the...

We've been training it out of people in the school system for decades. But, it's only now that those people we've been training it out of, are in such dire need of it.

The answer is simple. If...
Forum: Tech Log
14th May 2013, 16:44
Replies: 22
Views: 7,693
Posted By PappyJ

The A330 can manoeuvre at pretty much the same...

The A330 can manoeuvre at pretty much the same speed as a heavily loaded Seneca. For example, at 170 tonnes, the approach speed is about 136 knots.

I can't quite figure out why you were asking...
Forum: Tech Log
14th May 2013, 14:12
Replies: 22
Views: 7,693
Posted By PappyJ

Arrival from SKAGI… (opinion of an A330 Captain...

Arrival from SKAGI… (opinion of an A330 Captain who's flown there a few times, albeit not in an A330)

Assuming that you've crossed over SKAGI at 5000 feet (MSA for N-E sector) and are at such...
Forum: Tech Log
14th May 2013, 09:26
Replies: 24
Views: 4,867
Posted By PappyJ

And so it is that common sense no longer prevails...

And so it is that common sense no longer prevails upon our society or our industry. Has anyone simply asked themselves, "why have them on during flight?"

In decades gone-by - in places where...
Forum: Tech Log
13th May 2013, 23:42
Replies: 7
Views: 5,890
Posted By PappyJ

Sorta like it moves rearward with a of decrease...

Sorta like it moves rearward with a of decrease AOA and an increase in velocity, all the way up to 'mach tuck'.

I'm going to bed now....at zero angle of attack!
Forum: Tech Log
13th May 2013, 23:39
Replies: 7
Views: 5,890
Posted By PappyJ

Nobody suggested that total lift changed, only...

Nobody suggested that total lift changed, only that point where the lift occurred moved forward with a increase in AOA for a given velocity.
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