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Forum: Rotorheads
26th Jul 2022, 18:03
Replies: 171
Views: 53,701
Posted By LeftBlank

It only seems to us passengers do things crazy...

It only seems to us passengers do things crazy because we know the dangers. They do not or they often forget. It is unlikely we’ll ever know why he went towards the tail rotor but from the reports so...
8th Aug 2021, 17:20
Replies: 98
Views: 18,787
Posted By LeftBlank

I regularly call into Old Warden when I’m passing...

I regularly call into Old Warden when I’m passing for a coffee or tea. I have paid the full fees to go around the hangars on several occasions. The place has a unique charm. Regretfully this new,...
12th Jul 2021, 19:11
Replies: 83
Views: 14,266
Posted By LeftBlank

Experience has taught me that people who use...

Experience has taught me that people who use words like “stakeholder” and “granular” usually have very, very small appendages which they spend an inordinate amount of time playing with because one,...
6th Jun 2021, 19:29
Replies: 254
Views: 46,763
Posted By LeftBlank

Smile Ok, I’ll be a little more blunt for you. Online...

Ok, I’ll be a little more blunt for you. Online sources who check quotes and misinformation “allege” this conversation was made up by an attention seeking journalist. Is that frivolous enough for you?
6th Jun 2021, 14:57
Replies: 254
Views: 46,763
Posted By LeftBlank

Whilst the comments attributed to Sheikh Mohammed...

Whilst the comments attributed to Sheikh Mohammed are relevant to this discussion, it seems likely (attributed to other sources) that he did not say this in one interview. The alleged quotes were put...
Forum: ATC Issues
3rd May 2021, 10:13
Replies: 4
Views: 1,486
Posted By LeftBlank

Heard the same in the sim recently. Checked with...

Heard the same in the sim recently. Checked with some experts whose view was it is over the top and unnecessary and not in the UK RT manual.
The manual states if you want you can use it as a prefix,...
13th Apr 2021, 17:50
Replies: 32
Views: 6,703
Posted By LeftBlank

NutLoose was just trying to be helpful but two of...

NutLoose was just trying to be helpful but two of the links he posted were for the patch for the J Cutter that replaced the curved blade knife the O.P. was asking about. The Americans used a J Cutter...
2nd Apr 2021, 19:43
Replies: 87
Views: 36,161
Posted By LeftBlank

Big Pistons Forever, you are 100% correct. You...

Big Pistons Forever, you are 100% correct.
You only have to look at the recent CAA reports on the failures of the U.K. ATC management following privatisation to see where things are going with this....
Forum: ATC Issues
20th Feb 2021, 15:47
Replies: 8
Views: 2,935
Posted By LeftBlank

QGH/VDF

I did some IR training approaches at Marshall’s/Cambridge in the late nineties and they were still doing QGH’s there then. My ex-RAF instructor suggested one as an alternative to an NDB.
13th Jan 2021, 09:05
Replies: 44
Views: 20,571
Posted By LeftBlank

FPL

The aircraft would have been on an IFR Flight Plan and would have been talking to ATC. From the info released so far it looks like an equipment problem (or finger trouble) leading to a prolonged loss...
16th Nov 2020, 22:00
Replies: 731
Views: 323,612
Posted By LeftBlank

Try, “A brief history of The Royal Flying Corps...

Try, “A brief history of The Royal Flying Corps in World War One” by Ralph Barker.
It is an excellent read.
4th Sep 2020, 19:02
Replies: 61
Views: 9,487
Posted By LeftBlank

Thanks SD (and IBobi for the info).

Thanks SD (and IBobi for the info).
3rd Sep 2020, 20:39
Replies: 61
Views: 9,487
Posted By LeftBlank

Angry Pprune cookies

It’s a pain in the proverbial.
i regularly clear out “cookies”, history and other files automatically and this means you have go through the cookies acceptance nausea every time you visit pprune. My...
11th Aug 2020, 09:43
Replies: 131
Views: 80,981
Posted By LeftBlank

Found this thread by accident. It’s been a while...

Found this thread by accident. It’s been a while since I left but I keep in touch and some things haven’t changed or have got much worse.
atce101, I’m guessing you have not been to an operational...
Forum: ATC Issues
29th Oct 2018, 11:56
Replies: 116
Views: 40,391
Posted By LeftBlank

1985.....Another accurate and truthful post :D

1985.....Another accurate and truthful post :D
Forum: ATC Issues
18th Dec 2014, 20:29
Replies: 39
Views: 21,018
Posted By LeftBlank

Vercingetorix You said "You appear to...

Vercingetorix
You said
"You appear to epitomise modern Britain as in the 'Me Me Me Gen X "I want it all but I don't want to put the effort in".
Well I guess you got me there.

I enjoyed talking...
Forum: ATC Issues
16th Dec 2014, 09:31
Replies: 39
Views: 21,018
Posted By LeftBlank

HD you were lucky but don't mislead the youth of...

HD you were lucky but don't mislead the youth of today.Your and kcockaynes world no longer exists.Over-regulation,privatisation,non-aviation itinerant management and the bottom dollar have changed...
Forum: ATC Issues
12th Dec 2014, 19:31
Replies: 39
Views: 21,018
Posted By LeftBlank

Times they are a changing.

Sparklesandsweat -provided you are not a journalist….when reading some of the posts here you have to remember that the world of ATC has changed massively in the last few years.Some of the comments...
Forum: ATC Issues
12th Dec 2014, 18:54
Replies: 186
Views: 98,230
Posted By LeftBlank

Chaos

Just got back in time for weekend off despite horrendous CTOT issued earlier by Brussels.
Thanks to all the UK controllers working hard to restore normality.
:D
Forum: ATC Issues
11th Feb 2013, 22:56
Replies: 63
Views: 13,229
Posted By LeftBlank

Pedantic for a reason I guess

Having flown in the US I always felt the big difference was you can get away with less pedantic RT than Europe because most, not all, but most of the guys on frequency are American citizens who on...
Forum: ATC Issues
26th Oct 2012, 10:30
Replies: 32
Views: 21,196
Posted By LeftBlank

Get out when you can!

In reply to the original post-there are plenty of studies that have proved a higher than average mortality for shift workers.I remember management at LATCC getting very concerned about one years...
17th Aug 2012, 20:54
Replies: 49
Views: 10,511
Posted By LeftBlank

cldrvr - if you read the post, we (which included...

cldrvr - if you read the post, we (which included two experienced 25 year plus in the job, corporate drivers) were commenting on the fall in traffic compared to previous years.
Without Googling all...
17th Aug 2012, 13:31
Replies: 49
Views: 10,511
Posted By LeftBlank

Thumbs up Good post.

Thanks to beerdrinker for posting this.

Positioning to a number of what used to be busy UK airports last week we commented on the noticeable drop in aircraft movements compared to previous...
Forum: Tech Log
6th Aug 2012, 09:28
Replies: 116
Views: 44,810
Posted By LeftBlank

Some skill needed.

Agree with Flygare. The more you practice, the easier it gets. The more familiar you are the less uncomfortable you feel when you have to think a bit more.At least with my Company we hand fly and...
Forum: ATC Issues
6th Aug 2012, 09:04
Replies: 6
Views: 2,496
Posted By LeftBlank

"Good job guys,totally cool"

Thought I'd have a look as I once worked for CAA/Nats. It's a very nice looking site but a sad indictment on the British education system as it contains typos and punctuation errors.
Lol @ Radar...
Forum: ATC Issues
14th Jun 2012, 11:21
Replies: 28
Views: 7,337
Posted By LeftBlank

Rest in peace.

Very sorry to see this. I met Mark when I was instructing a long time ago and he helped explain many of the mysteries of Air Traffic Control.He was a good bloke. Irreverent, funny and full of energy...
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