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Forum: Rotorheads
24th Oct 2018, 18:09
Replies: 72
Views: 11,492
Posted By solitaire

Inbound after a long day in a S61. Checked box...

Inbound after a long day in a S61. Checked box of food kindly provided. Nice curry but alas no cutlery! After much muttering and the odd swear word, discovered that the slide from the CRP5 computer...
Forum: Rotorheads
20th Dec 2013, 11:28
Replies: 36
Views: 9,109
Posted By solitaire

The S-61N I flew on the North Sea never had a...

The S-61N I flew on the North Sea never had a fuel dump facility. However 1 aircraft (G-ATBJ) operated offshore in India from Juhu, was fitted with dumping from the centre tank to allow a reasonable...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th May 2013, 08:00
Replies: 2,564
Views: 2,203,685
Posted By solitaire

George Harrison

Re the Hoagy Carmichael song mentioned previously it's called Hong Kong Blues and was released on the Somewhere in England album.

You can hear it here ...
Forum: Tech Log
21st Jun 2011, 10:19
Replies: 128
Views: 21,526
Posted By solitaire

That just about sums it up. I can only speak...

That just about sums it up.
I can only speak for longhaul but why anyone would want to practise raw data flying after a 8-12 hour overnight sector defeats me. :confused::confused:
Such flying can...
Forum: Tech Log
16th Jun 2011, 13:36
Replies: 128
Views: 21,526
Posted By solitaire

Mrs-rodge Your info about BA is wrong as...

Mrs-rodge

Your info about BA is wrong as well. Autopilot can be disconnected whenever you like and landing pilot can take over when visual not necessarily at minimums. There is also no requirement...
5th Nov 2010, 17:53
Replies: 76
Views: 25,216
Posted By solitaire

I stand corrected. Not flown the 737 but even the...

I stand corrected. Not flown the 737 but even the 747-100 did auto go-arounds so assumed that more modern aircraft would too.

Back in my box now.
5th Nov 2010, 15:03
Replies: 76
Views: 25,216
Posted By solitaire

Not sure what model of Boeing you're talking...

Not sure what model of Boeing you're talking about (377??) , but this certainly doesn't apply to any modern one!! They are all perfectly capable of flying automatic go-arounds.
16th Feb 2010, 18:59
Replies: 124
Views: 52,215
Posted By solitaire

Interesting discussion this. Surely the most...

Interesting discussion this. Surely the most important thing is that everyone is clear who can say what during the t/o roll. In my airline (I believe on every fleet) the FO can call STOP (whoever is...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Mar 2009, 16:32
Replies: 2,703
Views: 2,164,207
Posted By solitaire

Another HP course photo

HP9 from December 1977

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc4/rwmckay/Redhill3.jpg

Back:
Richard Enoch - Bristow ABZ (or Scatsta?)
Bill Clarke - BA 777
Ian McDill - ?? (BAH)
Richard...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Nov 2008, 17:04
Replies: 32
Views: 6,250
Posted By solitaire

Here's a few from my archives ...

Here's a few from my archives

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc4/rwmckay/Sumburghapron1977.jpg

Sumburgh Apron 1977

http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc4/rwmckay/UDBergen.jpg

Bergen...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Aug 2007, 13:42
Replies: 5,668
Views: 4,116,788
Posted By solitaire

BAH Pics

Sumburgh apron 1977
http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc4/rwmckay/Sumburghapron1977.jpg


Bergen 1978
http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc4/rwmckay/UDBergen.jpg


Penzance 1978...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Aug 2007, 13:42
Replies: 45
Views: 26,758
Posted By solitaire

BAH Pics

More pics - not all North Sea

Sumburgh apron 1977
http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc4/rwmckay/Sumburghapron1977.jpg

Bergen 1978
http://i216.photobucket.com/albums/cc4/rwmckay/UDBergen.jpg...
Forum: Rotorheads
12th Dec 2006, 18:36
Replies: 46
Views: 6,297
Posted By solitaire

Aahhh.. the memories

Good to see the pics of BJ still flying. I flew that beast in Bombay in '85 on contract to the oilfields offshore there. Complicated performance problems caused by having to satisfy the CAA Perf A...
22nd Jun 2005, 07:40
Replies: 127
Views: 39,861
Posted By solitaire

madmax100 And your evidence for this bold...

madmax100

And your evidence for this bold assertion is.....???

This proposal was in fact rejected by BALPA and was probably an exercise in kite-flying by BA - especially as there are no...
5th Oct 2004, 17:56
Replies: 148
Views: 32,263
Posted By solitaire

Also heard last week that 43 DEP's to go on 777...

Also heard last week that 43 DEP's to go on 777 from January. Don't know how many per month I'm afraid.
Good luck to you all.:ok:
14th Mar 2004, 17:33
Replies: 5
Views: 1,825
Posted By solitaire

Alitalia 747 at ABZ??

A friend of mine (very reliable - not prone to hallucinations) insists he saw an Alitalia 747 make 2 approaches including a touch-and-go to Aberdeen last Friday 12th march. As a 747 pilot I cast some...
Forum: ATC Issues
9th Feb 2004, 22:08
Replies: 11
Views: 1,923
Posted By solitaire

"I don't think ANYBODY arrives at LHR at 0430 in...

"I don't think ANYBODY arrives at LHR at 0430 in any kind of airplane."

I'm sorry this is not true. First landing is allowed at 0432 - I've been there and no we didn't go round the hold! - and...
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