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13th Nov 2009, 20:52
Replies: 44
Views: 14,904
Posted By point8six

Good luck to the 49ers - they deserve...

Good luck to the 49ers - they deserve compensation after such a long fight. As for airline unions being composed of "intelligent people at the helm, who do not blindly follow socialist doctrine" -...
Forum: Questions
11th Nov 2009, 09:26
Replies: 15
Views: 2,018
Posted By point8six

Hold on OS, I can't let you take all the credit!...

Hold on OS, I can't let you take all the credit! I spent 37 years on 5 different types, ironing out the "hump" at MAN. Naturally, all my F/O's avoided the same by floating in the flare and touching...
4th Nov 2009, 08:48
Replies: 209
Views: 89,584
Posted By point8six

The B707 lost in the Lusaka crash (14 May 1977)...

The B707 lost in the Lusaka crash (14 May 1977) was G-BEBP, operated on charter as a freighter, by Dan-Air. It was originally delivered to PanAm as N765PA.......is that the same accident you are...
25th Oct 2009, 10:13
Replies: 79
Views: 22,751
Posted By point8six

Three observations on the previous postings:- ...

Three observations on the previous postings:-
1) ATC/pilot communications in non-English is not restricted to France!
2) FANS 1 A/B (CNS-ATM) will reduce the voice communications considerably,...
24th Sep 2009, 10:29
Replies: 239
Views: 32,468
Posted By point8six

First flight on BOAC DC4 Argonaut - June 1956...

First flight on BOAC DC4 Argonaut - June 1956 from Heathrow's North-side "terminal" routeing LHR -Tripoli (bullet-ridden terminal) - Kano -Lagos.
6 months later, returned to LHR on DC4, then after 6...
Forum: Tech Log
16th Sep 2009, 15:06
Replies: 13
Views: 1,702
Posted By point8six

Check the FAA -AIM. I believe it is "advisory"...

Check the FAA -AIM. I believe it is "advisory" rather than "mandatory". Different airlines will have differing SOP's over the usage of lights for taxi/Take-off. Be careful that changing procedures...
Forum: Tech Log
16th Aug 2009, 19:54
Replies: 5
Views: 1,951
Posted By point8six

............and the figures extracted, are the...

............and the figures extracted, are the correct ones and carefully cross-checked.:ok:
19th Jul 2009, 19:43
Replies: 823
Views: 183,642
Posted By point8six

Dani - most Captains of 60 or thereabouts...

Dani - most Captains of 60 or thereabouts nowadays, flew with many characters in the LHS to whom CRM stood for "Captain's Right Mate" and would not tolerate any conversation, unless instigated by...
Forum: Questions
18th Jul 2009, 17:18
Replies: 58
Views: 5,348
Posted By point8six

As it's a cultural thing in your part of the...

As it's a cultural thing in your part of the world - do your co-pilots call you "Smokey Old" or just "Smokey"?:confused:
Forum: Questions
5th Jul 2009, 10:22
Replies: 51
Views: 11,378
Posted By point8six

A few years back, I trained a 29 year-old Captain...

A few years back, I trained a 29 year-old Captain for the B744F, he had previous command time on the A300. I doubt that there are any under-30s currently, given the state of the industry, especially...
Forum: Tech Log
26th Jun 2009, 09:33
Replies: 20
Views: 3,742
Posted By point8six

......just the "Queen of the Skies" shaking her...

......just the "Queen of the Skies" shaking her booty.:E
Forum: Tech Log
18th Jun 2009, 20:36
Replies: 9
Views: 8,642
Posted By point8six

No longer current on B744, but........ T/E flaps...

No longer current on B744, but........ T/E flaps assymetry is only available with normal (hydraulic) operation. If you are down to a minimum of 30 mins electrics available (standby power only), I...
29th May 2009, 08:45
Replies: 16
Views: 8,987
Posted By point8six

"Standing the thrust levers up" before receiving...

"Standing the thrust levers up" before receiving Take-off clearance from ATC is not an indication of the crew's impatience to get under way.In Chicago (ORD) with it's intersecting runways, we were...
29th May 2009, 08:32
Replies: 9
Views: 1,563
Posted By point8six

As Wiggy states, there are a number of factors...

As Wiggy states, there are a number of factors that are taken into account when determining the crew numbers. Not all long-haul flights out of London's airports require in-flight relief crew (JFK,...
Forum: Tech Log
23rd May 2009, 15:22
Replies: 13
Views: 6,273
Posted By point8six

Earthing points, according to a 747 Classic FE...

Earthing points, according to a 747 Classic FE instructor (20+ yrs ago) oops there's another one!:E
23rd May 2009, 15:16
Replies: 63
Views: 6,802
Posted By point8six

Youngest Captain I trained for the B744F was...

Youngest Captain I trained for the B744F was 29yrs old - he was very good and had previous A300F command experience.
I'm guessing that nowadays the youngest Captain in SIA would be about 35 yrs old.
Forum: Tech Log
2nd May 2009, 08:58
Replies: 5
Views: 1,729
Posted By point8six

>stab trim 2 is an informational message -( there...

>stab trim 2 is an informational message -( there is a good write-up about use of the non-normal QRH in Checklist Introduction, Boeing QRH). A careted message requires no reference to the QRH as "the...
Forum: Tech Log
30th Apr 2009, 09:09
Replies: 10
Views: 1,902
Posted By point8six

Think it was BA (Indonesia)and KLM (Alaska).

Think it was BA (Indonesia)and KLM (Alaska).
Forum: Tech Log
30th Apr 2009, 09:06
Replies: 5
Views: 1,729
Posted By point8six

That is the correct logic for tank-to-engine fuel...

That is the correct logic for tank-to-engine fuel panel set-up. Crossfeeds 2&3 are guarded switches and should not be touched in-flight, unless a checklist directs you to do so. Use your knowledge of...
Forum: Questions
24th Apr 2009, 08:33
Replies: 33
Views: 5,180
Posted By point8six

OS - 5 bars? Try CHIJMES.;)

OS - 5 bars? Try CHIJMES.;)
Forum: Questions
18th Apr 2009, 09:47
Replies: 12
Views: 1,259
Posted By point8six

The answer to your question is - yes. SIA and SIA...

The answer to your question is - yes. SIA and SIA Cargo recruited pilots for the B744 with fATPL, but only from their own cadet scheme. CAAS do not require the second-in-command to hold a full ATPL,...
Forum: Tech Log
16th Apr 2009, 14:18
Replies: 21
Views: 4,141
Posted By point8six

There will be no pressure differential between...

There will be no pressure differential between upper deck and main deck, following activation of the Main Deck Fire arm and depress switch (otherwise it would be impossible for crew member(s) to...
11th Apr 2009, 19:41
Replies: 18
Views: 4,306
Posted By point8six

in my last airline - while I sympathise with your...

in my last airline - while I sympathise with your views on "button-pushers" v "stick-and-rudder types" in today's training philosophy, can you enlighten me as to which a/c type + airline + licensing...
4th Apr 2009, 19:54
Replies: 32
Views: 3,687
Posted By point8six

Seat 62K - not quite right; after Lockheed won...

Seat 62K - not quite right; after Lockheed won the military contract with the C5 Galaxy, Boeing were approached by Juan Trippe of PanAm to design a large passenger jet to replace the B707/DC8. Joe...
Forum: Questions
31st Mar 2009, 09:11
Replies: 3
Views: 1,924
Posted By point8six

Prior RTA is in the Boeing FCOM. It displays when...

Prior RTA is in the Boeing FCOM. It displays when there is a previously entered RTA. (Prior means previous). In other words, there is a fix and ETA already entered into the RTA page. If you push this...
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