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Forum: Jet Blast
8th Jan 2022, 14:09
Replies: 94
Views: 7,372
Posted By lederhosen

Just noticed this thread and it struck a cord....

Just noticed this thread and it struck a cord. For the first time in many decades of car ownership I have a car where springs have broken on multiple occasions. It is a 3 litre Audi Combi, with a...
6th Jan 2022, 11:22
Replies: 9
Views: 3,914
Posted By lederhosen

One possibility is that the problem reoccurred on...

One possibility is that the problem reoccurred on engine start (for example a strong smell of burning or reappearance of smoke). Other than the engine fire loops and smoke detectors in the toilets I...
3rd Jan 2022, 20:39
Replies: 6
Views: 4,045
Posted By lederhosen

Great job and I suggest the airline generate some...

Great job and I suggest the airline generate some positive free publicity by at the very least upgrading them on their way home.
19th Dec 2021, 19:22
Replies: 53
Views: 43,006
Posted By lederhosen

Despite the juxtaposition of former and latter...

Despite the juxtaposition of former and latter Lord Bracken I get your drift. However both men have been in charge of their respective successful airlines for around a quarter of a century. Both...
19th Dec 2021, 14:34
Replies: 53
Views: 43,006
Posted By lederhosen

Mr Al Baker has been a difficult, some might just...

Mr Al Baker has been a difficult, some might just say demanding customer for as long as I can remember. He does it because it seems to work for him. In some ways he reminds me of O'Leary, outspoken...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Dec 2021, 13:11
Replies: 18,525
Views: 2,205,397
Posted By lederhosen

Regarding Cattletruck’s post about hair loss, I...

Regarding Cattletruck’s post about hair loss, I have a dermatologist friend who told me some time ago that a lot of his patients have had this post Covid. So it seems to be quite a common thing.
16th Dec 2021, 08:24
Replies: 108
Views: 32,386
Posted By lederhosen

There must be a lot of junior pilots with airbus...

There must be a lot of junior pilots with airbus experience as well as other synergies. I converted from Boeing to Airbus fairly late on in my career and it was a very positive experience, much...
13th Dec 2021, 12:56
Replies: 80
Views: 25,777
Posted By lederhosen

To answer safetypee, I suspect the recovery was...

To answer safetypee, I suspect the recovery was initiated when the crew belatedly realised that the autopilot was not engaged. The report will confirm who was flying. However I am familiar with...
Replies: 10
Views: 4,689
Posted By lederhosen

My last type rating I was paired with an...

My last type rating I was paired with an excellent FO who I had flown with previously and knew was good. The experience was a pleasure from start to finish. At the other end of the scale many years...
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Dec 2021, 14:59
Replies: 18,525
Views: 2,205,397
Posted By lederhosen

I read somewhere else that the Pfizer booster...

I read somewhere else that the Pfizer booster after 2 AZ vaccinations was preliminarily estimated to provide 71% protection against omicron versus 75% for three shots of Pfizer. It is still early...
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Dec 2021, 10:54
Replies: 18,525
Views: 2,205,397
Posted By lederhosen

Austria has pretty much halved the number of new...

Austria has pretty much halved the number of new infections since taking decisive action. One interesting statistic is that more than half the covid deaths in their hospitals never make it to...
6th Dec 2021, 10:56
Replies: 80
Views: 25,777
Posted By lederhosen

Yes you can certainly use vertical speed above a...

Yes you can certainly use vertical speed above a height which I no longer remember as I have used it in earlier days on a 737 discontinued approach. I expect Denti will know.
Forum: Tech Log
4th Dec 2021, 20:52
Replies: 15
Views: 2,749
Posted By lederhosen

You donít of course have to divert to the filed...

You donít of course have to divert to the filed alternate. I can remember Venice being below Cat 3A weather and ending up in Bologna. The filed alternates were Trieste which was enjoying the same...
Forum: Jet Blast
4th Dec 2021, 10:37
Replies: 18,525
Views: 2,205,397
Posted By lederhosen

The RKI (main source of health data in Germany)...

The RKI (main source of health data in Germany) is now reporting that a study is showing scientific evidence of the benefits of mask wearing. One of the arguments against masks has been this lack of...
1st Dec 2021, 05:53
Replies: 146
Views: 33,273
Posted By lederhosen

The selective quoting by CaptainSouth is rather...

The selective quoting by CaptainSouth is rather misleading. My first line in post 44 was:

Busting minima should not be taken lightly and will be properly investigated.

Is this a skill set...
30th Nov 2021, 20:59
Replies: 146
Views: 33,273
Posted By lederhosen

Thanks! based on what we know so far I am pretty...

Thanks! based on what we know so far I am pretty sure most, probably all of us would have made a first approach. With hindsight the sense of two misses and you divert seems obvious. But we were not...
30th Nov 2021, 20:13
Replies: 146
Views: 33,273
Posted By lederhosen

The Metar reported by Avherald (link in post 9)...

The Metar reported by Avherald (link in post 9) has vis all the 9s and scattered 600, broken 1500 in force at the time of the first approach. I am not familiar with Australian operations, but do any...
30th Nov 2021, 19:35
Replies: 146
Views: 33,273
Posted By lederhosen

Busting minima should not be taken lightly and...

Busting minima should not be taken lightly and will be properly investigated. However this crew did not autoland in nil visibility, they self reported going below an MDA of probably between 500 and...
29th Nov 2021, 07:29
Replies: 146
Views: 33,273
Posted By lederhosen

Based on the weather reported in Avherald and the...

Based on the weather reported in Avherald and the charts (easy to find on the internet) the weather looked ok for the initial approach. They obviously had at least enough fuel for an hour (presumably...
28th Nov 2021, 16:34
Replies: 146
Views: 33,273
Posted By lederhosen

I had a quick look at the charts and the...

I had a quick look at the charts and the approaches seem to have minimums of 500 to 600 feet with broken 800 reported in the metar. I would not be surprised if they had ground contact during the...
25th Nov 2021, 13:38
Replies: 10
Views: 2,709
Posted By lederhosen

There is another one outside the Dornier museum...

There is another one outside the Dornier museum at Friedrichshafen airport. The Deutsches Museum has an interesting film of this really quite large aircraft being tested. A very advanced concept for...
25th Nov 2021, 11:03
Replies: 12
Views: 7,386
Posted By lederhosen

Nice film and good publicity for Hi Fly, which is...

Nice film and good publicity for Hi Fly, which is run by the Mirpuris. It is an interesting company which mainly provides wet lease capacity to other airlines. They did great business covering 787...
18th Nov 2021, 14:22
Replies: 31
Views: 5,933
Posted By lederhosen

I am no particular admirer of Shapps, but he does...

I am no particular admirer of Shapps, but he does at least have some interest in and connection to aviation. Putting him in the pillory for operating a N registered aircraft seems to be spraying the...
15th Nov 2021, 09:07
Replies: 14
Views: 6,315
Posted By lederhosen

I think this makes a great deal of sense. This is...

I think this makes a great deal of sense. This is not a common type rating, but allowing crews who have both ratings to fly both types. My airline had a dispensation for some senior pilots to...
11th Nov 2021, 16:14
Replies: 175
Views: 96,489
Posted By lederhosen

The very informative post from DaveReidUK...

The very informative post from DaveReidUK suggests that a procedure had been introduced to check for this known problem. Self evidently it does not appear to have been applied properly here. They...
6th Nov 2021, 10:52
Replies: 25
Views: 15,975
Posted By lederhosen

Thanks for taking the time to post such an...

Thanks for taking the time to post such an authoritative reply Old King Coal. If I was interviewing you would definitely get the job! The point you make as a highly experienced 737 captain is that...
5th Nov 2021, 09:36
Replies: 25
Views: 15,975
Posted By lederhosen

I am not optimistic that we will ever find out...

I am not optimistic that we will ever find out what really happened. The only meaningful investigation will probably be by Corendon Europe’s flight safety department, who I doubt will share their...
4th Nov 2021, 10:06
Replies: 25
Views: 15,975
Posted By lederhosen

Was this an early morning departure? I did not...

Was this an early morning departure? I did not see any timings on the reports, but searching by flight number, recently it seemed to leave at 04:00 from Cologne. The passengers will have been up all...
22nd Oct 2021, 08:43
Replies: 175
Views: 96,489
Posted By lederhosen

Builder organises a trip across the States for...

Builder organises a trip across the States for his friends and family to watch a ball game on his 33 year old retired airliner, which allegedly has not flown in the best part of a year off a somewhat...
21st Oct 2021, 08:54
Replies: 175
Views: 96,489
Posted By lederhosen

The aircraft was a 33 year old MD87 a type now...

The aircraft was a 33 year old MD87 a type now withdrawn from service by passenger airlines. The runway was 6600 feet, adequate but on the tight side. A quick look on the internet suggests that you...
20th Oct 2021, 07:22
Replies: 175
Views: 96,489
Posted By lederhosen

The wreckage is completely burnt out making this...

The wreckage is completely burnt out making this look very dramatic, but it is hard to judge the state of the aircraft when it came to a stop. The distance from the departure end of the runway looks...
18th Oct 2021, 19:13
Replies: 59
Views: 33,089
Posted By lederhosen

I flew the 737 for many years and literally never...

I flew the 737 for many years and literally never saw any blown tyres, so for me three in a week in a small airline looks very unusual. I cannot agree that this happening weekly might be considered...
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Oct 2021, 10:32
Replies: 204
Views: 19,332
Posted By lederhosen

Amazing what you can see on flight radar...

Amazing what you can see on flight radar (assuming it is correct which is not guaranteed). The aircraft in question is back in service after what look like a thorough check over including a visit to...
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Oct 2021, 07:24
Replies: 204
Views: 19,332
Posted By lederhosen

There is some duplication with the thread running...

There is some duplication with the thread running on Rumours and News, so I won't repeat my post there, other than to say that if my speculation is correct this may not be the only aircraft that has...
14th Oct 2021, 07:15
Replies: 12
Views: 10,169
Posted By lederhosen

The avherald report (very informative as ever)...

The avherald report (very informative as ever) shows a standard departure from Tenerife South going nowhere near La Palma. I wonder what the routing of the aircraft was on its arrival on the previous...
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