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Forum: Middle East
24th Apr 2022, 10:19
Replies: 4,638
Views: 2,400,973
Posted By Old King Coal

YosserHughes...

YosserHughes (https://www.pprune.org/members/516394-yosserhughes): myself being a chap of 'larger stature' (my svelte days are long behind me), I was always over 30 BMI when at FZ and, as mentioned...
7th Nov 2021, 08:48
Replies: 11
Views: 7,348
Posted By Old King Coal

Given the route (Casablanca to Istanbul), the...

Given the route (Casablanca to Istanbul), the aircraft could equally have diverted to any number of airports in Algeria.... which would have somewhat scuppered their plan... indeed you almost have to...
6th Nov 2021, 10:39
Replies: 25
Views: 16,829
Posted By Old King Coal

lederhosen... Many thanks; The job offer is...

lederhosen... Many thanks; The job offer is gratefully received. When do I start? :ok:

As to media outrage, one's very much of the opinion that most journalists knowledge of aviation, and stories...
6th Nov 2021, 08:43
Replies: 25
Views: 16,829
Posted By Old King Coal

Wrt a Bleeds Off Takeoff... it might be pointed...

Wrt a Bleeds Off Takeoff... it might be pointed out that the initial two items of Boeing's B737 'After Takeoff Checklist' are "Engine bleeds ON" and "Packs AUTO" and it's written like that precisely...
Forum: Middle East
3rd Nov 2021, 10:49
Replies: 4
Views: 6,200
Posted By Old King Coal

Emirates Accommodation Rules

Uhm, charming.
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/717x1256/ek_accomodation_vistors_rules_d658743395964ad722ebbb4039f2b60dd4ed80ef.jpeg
Forum: Middle East
14th Oct 2021, 07:42
Replies: 4,638
Views: 2,400,973
Posted By Old King Coal

Desertboki: wrt Well, I'd love to oblige you, but...

Desertboki: wrt Well, I'd love to oblige you, but - five years after having escaped the place - I'm only just finishing my post-FZ psychotherapy counselling & ECT (electroconvulsive therapy). Plus...
Forum: Middle East
8th Oct 2021, 21:12
Replies: 4,638
Views: 2,400,973
Posted By Old King Coal

Olster, Whilst DR might come a close 2nd,...

Olster,
Whilst DR might come a close 2nd, memory has it that the 'Walter Mitty par extraordinaire' was none other than the living legend in his own lunchtime, the 'black ops' aficionado, the author...
Forum: Middle East
19th Aug 2021, 10:19
Replies: 74
Views: 116,327
Posted By Old King Coal

To the OP, my hat's off to you for a stupendous...

To the OP, my hat's off to you for a stupendous post. Bravo sir!

In this and other guises, I've been a PPRuNer since its inception and, throughout those 2½ decades, there have been some posts of...
4th Aug 2021, 17:15
Replies: 91
Views: 31,636
Posted By Old King Coal

Landed on the runway; In the touchdown zone; And...

Landed on the runway; In the touchdown zone; And they can still use the aircraft again (albeit maybe a 'hard landing inspection' would be prudent)... what's not to like?! :}
25th May 2021, 08:15
Replies: 14
Views: 3,278
Posted By Old King Coal

Fwiw, I was recently in both Brazzaville / RoC...

Fwiw, I was recently in both Brazzaville / RoC and Kinshasa / DRC.

Much as described above, Brazzaville is quite relaxed. The crew & I stay there at the Radisson Blu Hotel (directly adjacent to...
10th Feb 2021, 14:29
Replies: 848
Views: 863,850
Posted By Old King Coal

Some flying rules for flying Boeing's that have...

Some flying rules for flying Boeing's that have served me well:

Never totally rely on the automatics to do the right thing when you need or expect them to (be that the auto-pilot and / or the...
18th Jan 2021, 08:41
Replies: 848
Views: 863,850
Posted By Old King Coal

I presently fly B737 Classic's and their...

I presently fly B737 Classic's and their knackered old auto-throttle's & MEC's are constantly struggling to match the thrust between each engine. Takeoff using the auto-throttle TOGA mode is...
14th Jan 2021, 11:22
Replies: 848
Views: 863,850
Posted By Old King Coal

One suspects that the CVR referred to is more...

One suspects that the CVR referred to is more than probably the (fake) one that was reportedly from the crash of Adam Air 574...
Forum: Jet Blast
5th Jan 2021, 07:22
Replies: 267
Views: 23,736
Posted By Old King Coal

Saga, aka 'Sex And Games for the Aged'.

Saga, aka 'Sex And Games for the Aged'.
Forum: Jet Blast
5th Jan 2021, 06:54
Replies: 76
Views: 5,983
Posted By Old King Coal

Cool Pretty maids all in a row

Interesting news wrt BSA.

Fwiw, I've presently got 3x scooters in the stable:

BMW R1200 GS Adventure
KTM 1190 Adventure 'R'
Royal Enfield Classic 500

The BMW is, as you'd expect, a...
2nd Dec 2020, 20:31
Replies: 39
Views: 20,677
Posted By Old King Coal

Air Djibouti B737 has a serious prang

Only a couple of years into their newly revived operation and Air Djibouti have bent a B737-500, ripping off its righthand main undercarriage leg. Fortunately no casualties amongst either the pax or...
9th Oct 2020, 14:47
Replies: 1,269
Views: 997,931
Posted By Old King Coal

ManaAdaSystem.....in line with what you say, the...

ManaAdaSystem.....in line with what you say, the rumour I hear suggests that Norwegian's short-haul ops at LGW will cease on 30th November and any folk presently on furlough will correspondingly be...
20th Apr 2020, 06:38
Replies: 1,269
Views: 997,931
Posted By Old King Coal

Norwegian Air Creditors May Have No Choice But to...

Norwegian Air Creditors May Have No Choice But to Accept Offerhttps://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-04-17/norwegian-air-creditors-may-have-no-choice-but-to-accept-offer
Forum: Middle East
20th Apr 2020, 06:20
Replies: 63
Views: 38,964
Posted By Old King Coal

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/COVID-19_testing

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/COVID-19_testing
20th Apr 2020, 06:08
Replies: 28
Views: 17,071
Posted By Old King Coal

I was in Pointe-Noir two days ago. Customers (pax...

I was in Pointe-Noir two days ago. Customers (pax on our aircraft) told us that Air France sent another (larger) B777 to rescue the situation and that some of their group had travelled out on that...
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Apr 2020, 04:52
Replies: 48
Views: 4,608
Posted By Old King Coal

Sick of adverts & pop-up's, etc?... then simply...

Sick of adverts & pop-up's, etc?... then simply change tour browser to one called 'Brave (https://brave.com/download/)' (<-- click) and hey presto, problem solved... it also blocks 'trackers' plus...
Forum: Tech Log
11th Mar 2020, 00:37
Replies: 35
Views: 19,790
Posted By Old King Coal

I was saying this from the get-go and for which I...

I was saying this from the get-go and for which I was castigated as some sort of pariah for apparently throwing fellow pilots under the bus.

Well let me speak plainly. I'm f'ing certain that I...
Forum: Tech Log
17th Feb 2020, 08:28
Replies: 8
Views: 1,670
Posted By Old King Coal

VC9 - Not sure which aircraft your flying, but...

VC9 - Not sure which aircraft your flying, but (depending upon the engaged ADFS modes) taking the aircraft out of TOGA mode typically involves a thrust reduction and also a change in system logic...
Forum: Middle East
9th Feb 2020, 11:45
Replies: 4,638
Views: 2,400,973
Posted By Old King Coal

Devil FZ will be leasing some Airbus'

https://aeronewsglobal.com/flydubai-will-wet-lease-4-airbus-a320s-from-flyone/

One has to wonder what package the crew of the A320's will be on? E.g. if they're doing it for less cost than FZ's...
7th Jan 2020, 20:31
Replies: 7
Views: 4,213
Posted By Old King Coal

Looks to a landing on R06 at SAW / LTFJ. The...

Looks to a landing on R06 at SAW / LTFJ. The reported time they landed was 09:09 local / 06:09z and the METARS either side of that time were:

LTFJ 07 0620Z 030/27G37KT 8000 -SHRA SCT011 BKN030...
11th Dec 2019, 11:26
Replies: 57
Views: 71,924
Posted By Old King Coal

For what it's worth, RET (Rapid Exit Taxiways) at...

For what it's worth, RET (Rapid Exit Taxiways) at larger airports have a design speed (i.e. the maximum speed in which one can turn into them) of 50 knots in the wet.

See section 1.3.17 of the...
11th Dec 2019, 10:17
Replies: 134
Views: 90,265
Posted By Old King Coal

Never worn a uniform in any sim (or a hat in any...

Never worn a uniform in any sim (or a hat in any airline... I've somehow luckily managed to dodge that one) and I also do a lot of empty aircraft positioning / ferry-flight sectors and those too are...
9th Dec 2019, 11:32
Replies: 215
Views: 267,918
Posted By Old King Coal

Someone above mentioned the use of a HUD... I...

Someone above mentioned the use of a HUD... I would just point out that that piece of electronic crap bears a lot of responsibility for the crash of FZ981 (read the report) and, personally, I'm no...
5th Dec 2019, 17:55
Replies: 215
Views: 267,918
Posted By Old King Coal

meleagertoo well said.... pink string pilots...

meleagertoo well said.... pink string pilots versus blokes that know how to look out the window and 'figure it out' without recourse to flight directors and whatnot.

Go northeast of the airfield...
4th Dec 2019, 13:54
Replies: 24
Views: 9,534
Posted By Old King Coal

SAA stats at the bottom of the table

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21st Nov 2019, 16:53
Replies: 24
Views: 9,534
Posted By Old King Coal

21st Nov 2019, 03:33
Replies: 211
Views: 147,594
Posted By Old King Coal

According to Gov UK:...

According to Gov UK: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/single-use-plastic-carrier-bags-why-were-introducing-the-charge/carrier-bags-why-theres-a-5p-charge#benefits-why-theres-a-charge

...
17th Nov 2019, 06:18
Replies: 211
Views: 147,594
Posted By Old King Coal

Later today I will be flying an international...

Later today I will be flying an international football team back from a match they're playing in Southern Africa to their home city in West Africa (a flight time of approx 9 hours in each direction)...
11th Oct 2019, 10:23
Replies: 18
Views: 10,108
Posted By Old King Coal

Following Brexit, the UK CAA have stated that...

Following Brexit, the UK CAA have stated that they will be providing a pathway for those pilots whom (for the purpose of maintaining their employment) have transferred their license to some other...
22nd Sep 2019, 17:45
Replies: 1,551
Views: 1,782,817
Posted By Old King Coal

One's tempted to suggest that the body language &...

One's tempted to suggest that the body language & demeanour of the Thomas Cook boss, Peter Fankhauser, speaks volumes. He certainly doesn't seem to be leaving that crucial meeting with a hop, skip &...
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