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Forum: Questions
11th Oct 2014, 17:56
Replies: 31
Views: 8,489
Posted By Nicholas49

I think the first 35 seconds of this clip...

I think the first 35 seconds of this clip (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yK5SzV4OBF0) are a pretty damn good demonstration of how to handle such a situation, don't you think ? :ok:
Forum: Questions
31st Jul 2014, 20:01
Replies: 12
Views: 3,946
Posted By Nicholas49

Question from a non-pro

May I ask a question? I am not a professional pilot. I have noticed as a passenger that when you perform a "rolling take-off", you start to spool up the engines before being fully aligned with the...
Forum: Questions
10th Jul 2014, 16:41
Replies: 8
Views: 3,138
Posted By Nicholas49

I just took the elevator from the 30th floor of...

I just took the elevator from the 30th floor of my apartment block down to the 3rd floor. I felt the acceleration as we left the 30th floor, then I couldn't feel the descent, then I felt the...
Forum: Questions
29th Jun 2014, 19:31
Replies: 8
Views: 3,138
Posted By Nicholas49

Thank you for the replies. That is really...

Thank you for the replies. That is really interesting! Let's leave the oxygen masks and the panicking passengers out of it, I just want to talk about the actual sensation in the cabin.

CV, if you...
Forum: Questions
28th Jun 2014, 14:34
Replies: 8
Views: 3,138
Posted By Nicholas49

Emergency descents: can you feel them?

Hello all. It has been a while since I posted here. During a "routine" descent, you/the passengers can feel the aircraft leaving the cruising altitude as the descent begins. But soon after, you...
17th Dec 2013, 21:20
Replies: 15
Views: 3,127
Posted By Nicholas49

I'd like to ask one more question on this, if I...

I'd like to ask one more question on this, if I may.

I have sometimes wondered what does an airline do when there is crew illness down-route at a "long-haul" (i.e. very far away) destination?...
13th Dec 2013, 21:18
Replies: 15
Views: 3,127
Posted By Nicholas49

What happens if the airline in question does not...

What happens if the airline in question does not have stand-by crew at or anywhere near LGW (in this case)? And the captain's discretion to operate extended hours has lapsed? Must the crew rest and...
31st Oct 2012, 09:47
Replies: 5
Views: 1,286
Posted By Nicholas49

Low-visibility take-offs / landings & RTOs

Hello all

In light of the report (posted in the FD forum) into the high-speed aborted take-off at Dublin some time ago, I wonder if I can ask two questions on that topic that are unrelated to each...
23rd Oct 2012, 08:15
Replies: 17
Views: 2,919
Posted By Nicholas49

wiggy- would the long-haul 747 / 777 BA flights...

wiggy- would the long-haul 747 / 777 BA flights into LHR also tend to divert to Stansted/Luton/Bournemouth rather than LGW, for the same reason?
9th Oct 2012, 08:46
Replies: 16
Views: 3,648
Posted By Nicholas49

The OP's question is similar to one I've been...

The OP's question is similar to one I've been meaning to ask for ages: do you also sometimes recognise your colleagues' voices over ATC channels?

I suppose it would apply particularly to...
27th Aug 2012, 19:28
Replies: 37
Views: 19,372
Posted By Nicholas49

Question from a passenger: is it correct that...

Question from a passenger: is it correct that when the seatbelt signs are OFF during embarkation/pre-departure, this means the aircraft is being refuelled?
26th Aug 2012, 13:59
Replies: 172
Views: 55,269
Posted By Nicholas49

Have you actually watched the video posted on the...

Have you actually watched the video posted on the first page of the thread? Did you notice the sweat on the passengers' faces? Are you aware of the fact that those extra 'nine minutes' that those...
Forum: Questions
21st Aug 2012, 09:01
Replies: 12
Views: 2,758
Posted By Nicholas49

Bealzebub: this will sound like a basic question...

Bealzebub: this will sound like a basic question (and you'll tell it's a non-pilot speaking!), but... if there is no crosswind limit for the approach, how do you know that the crosswind isn't going...
Forum: Questions
17th Aug 2012, 14:16
Replies: 12
Views: 2,758
Posted By Nicholas49

But how? I imagine that final approach is no time...

But how? I imagine that final approach is no time to be looking at the FMC sub-pages! From where do you source the information you need to know whether the cross-wind exceeds limits during an...
Forum: Questions
16th Aug 2012, 10:01
Replies: 12
Views: 2,758
Posted By Nicholas49

Hello May I ask one more follow-up question...

Hello

May I ask one more follow-up question on this thread?

I was wondering how you measure when the tolerances (either of the aircraft or the company SOPs) on cross-wind landing limits have...
2nd Aug 2012, 08:14
Replies: 124
Views: 58,804
Posted By Nicholas49

Why 'had' you better be in the right? Surely any...

Why 'had' you better be in the right? Surely any professional pilot/commander would be grateful that a passenger had drawn to her/his attention something that may threaten the safety of the flight,...
27th Jul 2012, 12:08
Replies: 77
Views: 12,023
Posted By Nicholas49

Out of interest, who carries the can for this...

Out of interest, who carries the can for this type of event? Would the aircraft commander be responsible for carrying a passenger 'illegally'? Would s/he be ultimately responsible for operating a...
Forum: Questions
21st Jul 2012, 15:16
Replies: 12
Views: 2,758
Posted By Nicholas49

OK-thanks-I see your point. I suppose it is...

OK-thanks-I see your point.

I suppose it is important to separate the 'decision to land' made at minima from any subsequent decision to go-around.
Forum: Questions
20th Jul 2012, 16:54
Replies: 12
Views: 2,758
Posted By Nicholas49

Question re. decision height/go-arounds

Hello

In this video (and wow, how fantastic to see a cross-wind landing pulled off so expertly/made to look so easy!), you hear one of the pilots call 'Landing' on reaching the minimums on...
Forum: Questions
19th Jul 2012, 15:37
Replies: 40
Views: 15,811
Posted By Nicholas49

Glad to see this thread might have helped some...

Glad to see this thread might have helped some get some good (but little known) ear plugs!

Denti: surely you wouldn't be rostered to operate over-night having finished flying at 09:00 the same...
4th Jul 2012, 09:37
Replies: 1
Views: 1,559
Posted By Nicholas49

Early retirement due to short-sightedness

Hello

I hope this is the right forum for this question.

I understand that you can fly professionally with prescription glasses, provided that you can still achieve 20:20 vision.

My...
Forum: Questions
13th Jun 2012, 10:23
Replies: 17
Views: 3,849
Posted By Nicholas49

I take your point, LSM. And I imagine a lot...

I take your point, LSM.

And I imagine a lot of commanders do have it memorised!
Forum: Questions
13th Jun 2012, 08:26
Replies: 17
Views: 3,849
Posted By Nicholas49

Really?! The evacuation check-list is not a...

Really?! The evacuation check-list is not a memory check-list? Why on earth not? There are other safety critical check-lists that are done by memory, are there not? Why not the evacuation one? Surely...
Forum: Questions
11th Jun 2012, 12:29
Replies: 17
Views: 3,849
Posted By Nicholas49

Piltdown Man, when you say... ...do I...

Piltdown Man, when you say...



...do I take this to mean that you are a captain and that, in such a role, you are expected/expect to leave the aircraft from the rear door in order to pass...
Forum: Questions
8th Jun 2012, 18:08
Replies: 17
Views: 3,849
Posted By Nicholas49

Thank you for taking the time to reply. Very...

Thank you for taking the time to reply. Very helpful and interesting.

So, do all modern commercial airliners (B737, A320, B747 etc.) have an evacuation alarm that sounds in the cabin? What does...
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