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Forum: Tech Log
18th Sep 2021, 16:23
Replies: 20
Views: 2,890
Posted By Nightstop

From what I recall (from my distant past), the...

From what I recall (from my distant past), the B737 (Classic) doesn’t have brake fans whereas the A320 does. Maybe something to do with HOT brakes and possible fire after an RTO?
8th Sep 2021, 05:10
Replies: 26
Views: 3,210
Posted By Nightstop

My passport renewal this year also took 3 weeks....

My passport renewal this year also took 3 weeks. Beware, the passport office requires your old passport to be sent to them before they will start processing your application. So, don’t plan a trip...
6th Sep 2021, 19:02
Replies: 44
Views: 17,508
Posted By Nightstop

I’ve had to go-around from two approaches (in a...

I’ve had to go-around from two approaches (in a Westerly Storm 33’) to the quayside pub at Poole, diverted to the Marina nearby. Thirst had to be quenched rather late. I wouldn’t want to swim in that...
5th Sep 2021, 15:41
Replies: 44
Views: 17,508
Posted By Nightstop

A salvor is entitled to a salvage award for...

A salvor is entitled to a salvage award for recovering aircraft wrecked at sea, so yes a marker buoy would be very useful to any successful salvor. See the Merchant Shipping Act of 1995, if...
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Aug 2021, 16:21
Replies: 40
Views: 6,820
Posted By Nightstop

Can any of you rotary pilots offer an explanation...

Can any of you rotary pilots offer an explanation for this loss of control? By the way, I think the overhead road sign “Feliz Viaje” in the video doesn’t apply in this case.
25th Aug 2021, 14:41
Replies: 6
Views: 1,200
Posted By Nightstop

CIVA

Delco Carousel IV-A Inertial Navigation System. aka "CIVA".

It was a common inertial navigation system used before adoption of GPS in the 1990's.

CIVA was found on Boeing 707, 727, some...
9th Aug 2021, 20:33
Replies: 14
Views: 1,477
Posted By Nightstop

I joined Air Anglia a year later. My logbook...

I joined Air Anglia a year later. My logbook records that I completed Base Training exercises at LBA in F27-200 G-BAKL on 17/5/1977 and passed my Final Base Check there in F27 G-BDVT on 19/5/1977. In...
16th Jul 2021, 19:51
Replies: 129
Views: 45,544
Posted By Nightstop

I’m puzzled as to why there was any startle...

I’m puzzled as to why there was any startle factor. The METARS prior to and during this arrival would have alerted me to the possibility of Windshear on approach (maybe even the ATIS stated it). I...
Forum: Questions
15th Jul 2021, 17:14
Replies: 6
Views: 1,217
Posted By Nightstop

The vetting required for the issue of a UK...

The vetting required for the issue of a UK Airside pass is certainly not lax. Despite once being a UK Airside pass holder some time back, I had to submit an notarised overseas criminal record check...
15th Jul 2021, 12:34
Replies: 4
Views: 594
Posted By Nightstop

My advice is not to eat anything containing sugar...

My advice is not to eat anything containing sugar for a few hours before the medical. If your blood sugar level is borderline, a sweet bar of Twix etc will push you over the limit (as I found to my...
Forum: Questions
7th Jul 2021, 17:18
Replies: 3
Views: 1,013
Posted By Nightstop

True. There was a Cabin Manager, at an airline I...

True. There was a Cabin Manager, at an airline I used to work for, who murdered his parents when he was below the age of criminal responsibility (at the time, in his country). He won some TV game...
1st Jul 2021, 12:43
Replies: 20
Views: 2,421
Posted By Nightstop

Now passing Bognor Regis 👍 ...

Now passing Bognor Regis 👍

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1st Jul 2021, 11:59
Replies: 20
Views: 2,421
Posted By Nightstop

It’s between Brighton and Shoreham right now,...

It’s between Brighton and Shoreham right now, heading West just offshore (1st July 13:00 BST).
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Jun 2021, 16:43
Replies: 52
Views: 2,779
Posted By Nightstop

Thumbs up Ezetimibe

I’ve been taking Statins of various sorts for donkey’s years. When they started to reduce in effectiveness, my Cardio added Ezetimibe tablets to my cocktail. Ezetimibe lowers cholesterol by a...
20th Jun 2021, 15:04
Replies: 172
Views: 94,861
Posted By Nightstop

Which brings us to the concept of “Just Culture”,...

Which brings us to the concept of “Just Culture”, which in Western aviation is very well advanced. Here is a link that explains the concept, especially useful for those who believe that punitive...
18th Jun 2021, 16:41
Replies: 172
Views: 94,861
Posted By Nightstop

I agree. There should be a placard: “NOT THIS...

I agree. There should be a placard: “NOT THIS ONE”.
18th Jun 2021, 16:08
Replies: 172
Views: 94,861
Posted By Nightstop

wiggy Seems unlikely to me, the hole...

wiggy

Seems unlikely to me, the hole diameters are totally different:
...
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Jun 2021, 07:15
Replies: 62
Views: 6,052
Posted By Nightstop

At my interview years ago with Virgin Atlantic, I...

At my interview years ago with Virgin Atlantic, I was asked by Malcolm Wagstaff (Ops Dir) how would I cope with the much reduced salary of a Virgin First Officer compared to my current renumeration...
Forum: Questions
7th Jun 2021, 14:41
Replies: 1
Views: 702
Posted By Nightstop

It’s all here, see “Entry Requirements”… ...

It’s all here, see “Entry Requirements”…

https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/portugal
29th May 2021, 18:43
Replies: 30
Views: 4,291
Posted By Nightstop

Asturias56: So, personal injury to...

Asturias56:



So, personal injury to those who must travel to the UK (including minors) due excessive and aggressive PCR testing, is acceptable in order to protect those who don’t adhere to...
28th May 2021, 06:00
Replies: 30
Views: 4,291
Posted By Nightstop

The UK passenger locator form requires at least...

The UK passenger locator form requires at least one telephone number. The number(s) can be mobile, landline or both. When I was in UK quarantine, I received daily calls on my mobile and occasional...
Forum: Jet Blast
25th May 2021, 16:38
Replies: 19
Views: 938
Posted By Nightstop

I’ve just completed a, less than 10 day, trip...

I’ve just completed a, less than 10 day, trip in/out of the UK. Not exempt from the Day 2 & 8 PCR tests. Daily call (read using a script) from Track & Trace, each one almost unintelligible due an...
Forum: Tech Log
20th May 2021, 19:19
Replies: 71
Views: 10,923
Posted By Nightstop

No offence meant. This forum is not Bluecoat.

No offence meant. This forum is not Bluecoat.
Forum: Tech Log
20th May 2021, 18:52
Replies: 71
Views: 10,923
Posted By Nightstop

That just goes to show that those who can’t do,...

That just goes to show that those who can’t do, teach 😉.
Forum: Tech Log
20th May 2021, 18:24
Replies: 71
Views: 10,923
Posted By Nightstop

Pushing V/S Zero is an excellent method to reduce...

Pushing V/S Zero is an excellent method to reduce an excessive rate of climb or descent rapidly when you expect a TCAS RA will occur during ALT*, due traffic above or below. Once a reasonable rate is...
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