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4th May 2022, 08:24
Replies: 23
Views: 9,315
Posted By IcePack

you can blame how CRM has been taught for that.

you can blame how CRM has been taught for that.
9th Feb 2022, 18:38
Replies: 9
Views: 12,755
Posted By IcePack

I would like to believe that the Virgin trainers...

I would like to believe that the Virgin trainers are honourable humans. Whatever they have to live with themselves.
1st Feb 2022, 17:37
Replies: 79
Views: 41,330
Posted By IcePack

Airbus do complicate things when applying into...

Airbus do complicate things when applying into wind ailerons. The deflection 1/2’s on touch down. Caught out Lufthansa a few years back. Also in low level gusts it is very difficult not to over...
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Dec 2021, 10:19
Replies: 18,767
Views: 2,404,764
Posted By IcePack

Still a lot to learn about Covid 19. Recently a...

Still a lot to learn about Covid 19. Recently a colleague had a slight sniffle. No fever or loss of taste smell etc.
As she could not shake the sniffle after a week, she did a lateral flow which...
16th Sep 2021, 18:55
Replies: 10
Views: 12,230
Posted By IcePack

Quite a while back. We lost 5 of the 6 screens...

Quite a while back. We lost 5 of the 6 screens whilst climbing out of Tenerife. Only for 15 seconds or so. I flew the same aircraft a few days later & had a look at the relevant tech log page. Defect...
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Aug 2021, 10:22
Replies: 23
Views: 3,265
Posted By IcePack

I have family in Aus. What has happened to that...

I have family in Aus. What has happened to that wonderful country.
Forum: Jet Blast
8th Jul 2021, 14:20
Replies: 777
Views: 67,913
Posted By IcePack

As you say interesting thread. I flew...

As you say interesting thread. I flew commercially for 42 years including long haul. Never saw anything that I could not explain. However in that time I had discussions with 5 colleagues who had.
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Jun 2021, 18:36
Replies: 62
Views: 6,704
Posted By IcePack

Interviewed a young man back in the day, for a...

Interviewed a young man back in the day, for a First Officer vacancy. Question “what made you want to be a pilot” Answer “I always wanted a window seat”. Yep he got the job 😀
26th May 2021, 22:40
Replies: 76
Views: 23,816
Posted By IcePack

Quite right, hence my word may. One of my...

Quite right, hence my word may. One of my annoyances is that at the time our training aides did not represent the real aircraft. It will be interesting to see if this comes up in the court case. I...
26th May 2021, 14:51
Replies: 76
Views: 23,816
Posted By IcePack

As I have pointed out before. At the time...

As I have pointed out before. At the time simulators portrayed the A330 stall as conventional. i.e In alternate law pulling back stick stalled the simulator first buffet & then nose drop. Also...
Forum: Jet Blast
25th May 2021, 13:43
Replies: 19
Views: 993
Posted By IcePack

Didn't the USA spend 2.5 Billion sending that...

Didn't the USA spend 2.5 Billion sending that Rover to Mars. So far 32 Billion has been spent on T & T. Hope someone at some time looks into where that money went.
14th May 2021, 10:49
Replies: 76
Views: 23,816
Posted By IcePack

Court case I hope would bring out a couple of...

Court case I hope would bring out a couple of points. 1) I did stall training in the A330 simulator in alternate law. (Prior to the crash) the simulator buffeted & then dropped its nose as most...
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Feb 2021, 15:56
Replies: 18,767
Views: 2,404,764
Posted By IcePack

Unfortunately their are many that do not...

Unfortunately their are many that do not understand that the vaccines not only protect themselves, but also others. Bit like drink driving. We do not allow it in society as it also ruins other...
28th Jan 2021, 11:34
Replies: 130
Views: 44,057
Posted By IcePack

Reading this thread, I still get the impression,...

Reading this thread, I still get the impression, that a lot of pilots really do not understand the definition of V1 and how it relates to an abandon take off. I am sure someone on here can quote...
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Dec 2020, 18:33
Replies: 18,767
Views: 2,404,764
Posted By IcePack

VP959. Interesting. My wife & her younger sister...

VP959. Interesting. My wife & her younger sister have never had a cold in their lives. The other 4 siblings have just like the rest of us. Interesting subject genetics. (Yes I have suggested she...
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Dec 2020, 18:26
Replies: 68
Views: 7,490
Posted By IcePack

accident report well worth a read.(I had left the...

accident report well worth a read.(I had left the Co by then for 737s) The airspeed was also rather high to say the least for a re light.
Sumburgh It was my job to check new crews into the field on...
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Nov 2020, 07:56
Replies: 18,767
Views: 2,404,764
Posted By IcePack

The inquiry (to come) will be interesting trying...

The inquiry (to come) will be interesting trying to explain why all the money was spent on the nightingales which can not be used due lack of nurses etc.
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Sep 2020, 16:49
Replies: 163
Views: 66,362
Posted By IcePack

Articles...

Articles https://hmri.org.au/news-article/what-are-long-term-symptoms-covid-19 are getting more prolific. Whilst I don’t like conspiracies, I wonder if governments have had this in mind all along....
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Sep 2020, 22:12
Replies: 18,767
Views: 2,404,764
Posted By IcePack

https://policyexchange.org.uk/pxevents/australia-a...

https://policyexchange.org.uk/pxevents/australia-and-the-coronavirus-crisis-a-keynote-speech-by-hon-tony-abbott-ac/

or is it.
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Aug 2020, 10:05
Replies: 48
Views: 4,064
Posted By IcePack

I guess this is why track & trace doesn’t really...

I guess this is why track & trace doesn’t really work. Many people do not answer unknown numbers due these scams.
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Jul 2020, 15:59
Replies: 18,767
Views: 2,404,764
Posted By IcePack

Been to two supermarkets today (24/07/20) both...

Been to two supermarkets today (24/07/20) both times had to comment on social distances to individuals behind me at check out.(< 1 Metre in fact touched me in one) Both commenting "but i am wearing a...
8th Jul 2020, 10:09
Replies: 100
Views: 40,082
Posted By IcePack

Surly the rt call is irrelevant but if you...

Surly the rt call is irrelevant but if you descend when > 5deg off track that is a no no.
13th May 2020, 08:06
Replies: 117
Views: 191,025
Posted By IcePack

The Monarch aircraft accident imho has few...

The Monarch aircraft accident imho has few un-answered questions in that their was a timing anomaly on the FDR read out. Of interest after the aircraft returned to service it “ de rotated” markedly...
28th Mar 2020, 15:45
Replies: 13
Views: 5,866
Posted By IcePack

A documentary was made about Jesus Christ...

A documentary was made about Jesus Christ Airlines https://m.imdb.com/title/tt0365382/ around 2000. May be of interest. I know Capt Eddie Roocroft passed 3 years ago. Am not sure if Captain Phil...
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Feb 2020, 09:55
Replies: 18,767
Views: 2,404,764
Posted By IcePack

Google : “great game india corona” interesting...

Google : “great game india corona”
interesting but make up your own minds if it is anywhere remotely the truth.
Personally methinks China is just trying to develop a vaccine so they can market it...
11th Jan 2020, 15:47
Replies: 25
Views: 18,942
Posted By IcePack

NbY The Monarch Aircraft touched down gently on...

NbY The Monarch Aircraft touched down gently on its main gear. It was the de-rotation that bent it. The AAIB report is available on line.
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Jan 2020, 19:40
Replies: 554
Views: 111,031
Posted By IcePack

I read that the axis of the earths rotation is...

I read that the axis of the earths rotation is moving southeast by 2 cm per annum. I wonder how that has/will change climate.
18th Dec 2019, 10:58
Replies: 33
Views: 22,040
Posted By IcePack

Another point on de icing worth thinking of. What...

Another point on de icing worth thinking of. What part of the tailplane can you take some contamination? The point. Being that the tailplane is an inverted aerofoil ie produces down force. I could...
17th Dec 2019, 16:26
Replies: 33
Views: 22,040
Posted By IcePack

733, I felt doing that would have made the cabin...

733, I felt doing that would have made the cabin crew member in the future not bother to report as the smart a** captain would only say it was OK. Personally encouraging reporting seemed more...
15th Dec 2019, 14:24
Replies: 33
Views: 22,040
Posted By IcePack

Interesting that of the cabin crew reporting. I...

Interesting that of the cabin crew reporting. I was taking an A330 out of a northern german airfield. Their was some ice over the collector tanks (Inboard aft of the wing) this is perfectly...
5th Dec 2019, 10:44
Replies: 113
Views: 119,017
Posted By IcePack

I used to fly for a very well respected UK...

I used to fly for a very well respected UK airline. They wrote a “propaganda” pamphlet to the crews on how wonderful their FRMS system was on making the rosters. Interesting in that I wrote to the...
Forum: Jet Blast
26th Nov 2019, 15:32
Replies: 56
Views: 8,297
Posted By IcePack

Ah ...

Ah
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6th Nov 2019, 17:42
Replies: 132
Views: 118,133
Posted By IcePack

I refused to take a 320 with an ELAC 1 pitch...

I refused to take a 320 with an ELAC 1 pitch fault that had occurred on push back.
Next day got phone call to be b*****d for not following the Mel and departing. Luckily I had kept in touch with...
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Oct 2019, 17:01
Replies: 22
Views: 3,863
Posted By IcePack

Definition of a International Airline Pilot. Got...

Definition of a International Airline Pilot. Got to have sun glasses, a watch that doesn't work & lousy in bed. So I was told in the 70s
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Oct 2019, 16:55
Replies: 12,983
Views: 1,900,202
Posted By IcePack

oil can I thought the point of the quote on...

oil can
I thought the point of the quote on the bus was the fact that that 189m was allocated by the EU, & not available to be spent how the UK may want, e.g the NHS.
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