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6th Jun 2021, 21:04
Replies: 4
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Posted By eckhard

Dr.Nomy Ahmed, Watford. ...

Dr.Nomy Ahmed, Watford.

www.flyingmedicine.uk

Strong recommendation.
Forum: Tech Log
22nd Apr 2021, 17:04
Replies: 21
Views: 2,008
Posted By eckhard

Er, no. It means that only the fan airflow (cold...

Er, no. It means that only the fan airflow (cold stream) is blocked and reversed. The core airflow (hot stream) still comes out the back and provides forward thrust. Fan airflow is much more powerful...
Forum: Tech Log
21st Apr 2021, 00:25
Replies: 21
Views: 2,008
Posted By eckhard

The Global 5000 has a similar feature. From the...

The Global 5000 has a similar feature. From the FCOM:

”The EEC modulates engine power with maximum reverse thrust selected. A maximum of 70% N1 is available above 65 knots. Engine power is...
Replies: 488
Views: 300,985
Posted By eckhard

Go to the USA, train there for FAA and EASA,...

Go to the USA, train there for FAA and EASA, marry an American (solves work permit issues) and live your dream.
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Apr 2021, 16:22
Replies: 25
Views: 2,043
Posted By eckhard

I seem to recall that Boeing calls them “control...

I seem to recall that Boeing calls them “control cabins”? At least, that was the case in 1987.
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Apr 2021, 18:25
Replies: 8
Views: 1,209
Posted By eckhard

Chatted to her briefly when we were both in First...

Chatted to her briefly when we were both in First Class (!) LHR-IAD. Very warm and human without any pomposity. She was on the way to a meeting of the IAEA. I helped her with her luggage. Her...
Forum: Tech Log
2nd Apr 2021, 13:53
Replies: 12
Views: 1,370
Posted By eckhard

A good question and normally answered in the sim...

A good question and normally answered in the sim by, "it's probably an airfield thing and ATC will advise that they're now only Cat 2 capable".

Some research revealed the following unlikely...
Forum: Tech Log
29th Mar 2021, 19:50
Replies: 9
Views: 1,218
Posted By eckhard

When the thrust mode is SPEED, the thrust is...

When the thrust mode is SPEED, the thrust is controlling the speed.

If the pitch mode is V/S, the elevators are following the selected the rate of climb or descent.

Similarly, if the pitch mode...
20th Mar 2021, 18:27
Replies: 25
Views: 3,395
Posted By eckhard

I’ve never had the pleasure of operating with a...

I’ve never had the pleasure of operating with a Flight Engineer, more’s the pity. I was told by others who had, that one of their main virtues was the ability to find the one bar that offered free...
18th Mar 2021, 18:30
Replies: 32
Views: 8,140
Posted By eckhard

Zara, your dad was a bit of a 'legend'. I never...

Zara, your dad was a bit of a 'legend'. I never had the pleasure of meeting him but his reputation lived on.

It was in 2004 that I became a commuter when I moved to France and started lodging in...
18th Mar 2021, 18:20
Replies: 16
Views: 1,856
Posted By eckhard

2640 of which would have been firing every second...

2640 of which would have been firing every second (assuming 2200rpm)
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Mar 2021, 18:03
Replies: 28
Views: 2,211
Posted By eckhard

Well at least I'm doing my bit to buck that...

Well at least I'm doing my bit to buck that particular trend. Proud father of three, including one lad who has inherited all the right genes, if my memories of nappy-changing are accurate.
18th Mar 2021, 17:49
Replies: 23
Views: 5,621
Posted By eckhard

Great pics! I too have a German grandfather (the...

Great pics! I too have a German grandfather (the clue's in the name) but no pics to share, unfortunately. He served in WW1 but was already too old for WW2.
Also had an great-uncle who was a general...
16th Mar 2021, 17:11
Replies: 179
Views: 21,160
Posted By eckhard

Gravity's stronger up there too, and you're...

Gravity's stronger up there too, and you're further from the helpful pull of the moon .......
Forum: Tech Log
16th Mar 2021, 17:07
Replies: 7
Views: 1,312
Posted By eckhard

Perhaps it means that the speed restriction is...

Perhaps it means that the speed restriction is only applicable if ATC invoke it?
16th Mar 2021, 15:39
Replies: 12
Views: 1,764
Posted By eckhard

The trouble is that those who 'SOLI'd don't have...

The trouble is that those who 'SOLI'd don't have a UK licence any more, as they had to hand them in to get the EASA one issued.
11th Mar 2021, 16:42
Replies: 9,968
Views: 5,660,743
Posted By eckhard

Great description, thanks for posting and hope...

Great description, thanks for posting and hope you get in!
11th Mar 2021, 07:28
Replies: 58
Views: 5,097
Posted By eckhard

Somebody with an air-rifle seems to have a...

Somebody with an air-rifle seems to have a dislike for the EPM NDB!?
Forum: Jet Blast
5th Mar 2021, 09:56
Replies: 85
Views: 4,249
Posted By eckhard

For Compass heading to True, (via Deviation,...

For Compass heading to True, (via Deviation, Magnetic, and Variation): Cadbury’s Dairy Milk Very Tasty
For the opposite way: Tired Virgins Make Dull Company
5th Mar 2021, 09:10
Replies: 16
Views: 2,157
Posted By eckhard

On a quiet Sunday morning you could hear it from...

On a quiet Sunday morning you could hear it from Elstree, about 12nm north of LHR!
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Feb 2021, 18:40
Replies: 16
Views: 2,285
Posted By eckhard

Samantha’s new gentleman friend is very wealthy...

Samantha’s new gentleman friend is very wealthy but doesn’t like to spend his money. He’s partial to a bit of flattery, so Samantha thinks if she spends the evening buttering him up, he’ll splash out...
9th Feb 2021, 14:46
Replies: 58
Views: 27,482
Posted By eckhard

Yes, at the crack of Dawn (whoever she is).

Yes, at the crack of Dawn (whoever she is).
Forum: Tech Log
6th Feb 2021, 12:00
Replies: 4
Views: 1,389
Posted By eckhard

I also vaguely remember a fleet notice about the...

I also vaguely remember a fleet notice about the “millennium bug”, which made some reference to GPS and non-GPS-equipped aircraft, so that would support 1999 as a likely start-date for fitting the...
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Feb 2021, 11:51
Replies: 46
Views: 2,186
Posted By eckhard

It used an unusual “segmented” method of...

It used an unusual “segmented” method of constructing the pressurised fuselage, which gave it that peculiar break-line behind the cockpit. Supposedly intended to save weight, the method proved...
Forum: Tech Log
5th Feb 2021, 23:07
Replies: 4
Views: 1,389
Posted By eckhard

Around 1999 I think.

Around 1999 I think.
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