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28th Sep 2009, 20:00
Replies: 30
Views: 6,449
Posted By CAT II

Oil discoveries

The three tar sands in Canada have over 17 trillion barrels of oil. Not estimated, measured...it's right there above ground. Cost of extraction is another matter. As long as OPEC keeps wanting to...
Forum: Middle East
5th Jul 2009, 13:30
Replies: 92
Views: 66,689
Posted By CAT II

Fuzzbear, You're info is not quite correct....


You're info is not quite correct. Yes, VVIP do require the pilots to be available but understand that the VVIPs in question are the Royal Family and oftenthe Head of State. As such,...
31st Aug 2008, 04:49
Replies: 64
Views: 23,687
Posted By CAT II

Long sleeved shirts.

Not only a good idea but also a Boeing recommendation...
30th Aug 2008, 14:49
Replies: 64
Views: 23,687
Posted By CAT II

AF744 of runway at YUL

In over 8000 hrs on the same type I have never seen a hint of the #1 thrust lever being mistaken for the spoiler handle (speed brake). That doesn't mean it hasn't happened, just never seen it myself....
Forum: Canada
2nd Jul 2008, 11:32
Replies: 19
Views: 1,923
Posted By CAT II

Importing pilots


It's a well known fact that if you shake a tree in Canada three pilots will fall out... there are a lot of trees in Canada.
28th May 2008, 14:57
Replies: 41
Views: 8,839
Posted By CAT II

Peak Oil

Still a very subjective theory. Saudi Arabia (KSA) have the largest oil reserves, no one really beleives they are what they say they are, but that is "conventional oil". Canada's oil sands have 1.7...
25th May 2008, 15:02
Replies: 33
Views: 9,098
Posted By CAT II

Age old question

Did a fuel analysis for a year on same routes to cover all seasons in long haul. Higher CI compared to the bean counter's lower CI seemed to be most efficient use of fuel for time flown. ...
12th May 2008, 06:18
Replies: 30
Views: 12,627
Posted By CAT II

Why AAI?

The question was asked earlier of where the 744 drivers come from and why to AAI?

I know of several 744 Captains forced to retire at 60 from my previous airline joining AAI so they could keep...
16th Mar 2008, 14:45
Replies: 54
Views: 25,657
Posted By CAT II


Agreed. I also flew the Mad Dog and loved it; after all it is an airplane and I love all airplanes. Flew the others too and loved them for all their individual nuances. How boring would it be if they...
10th Mar 2008, 13:24
Replies: 94
Views: 23,546
Posted By CAT II

After years on fuel analysis comit's and...

After years on fuel analysis comit's and developing techniques to reduce fuel consumption, I find myself in an operation who's policy is to land with a minimum of 15,000 Kilograms of fuel; practice...
26th Feb 2008, 12:18
Replies: 55
Views: 19,174
Posted By CAT II

High Flight

Like many have said before, I too have never met Mike Warren. I was never in the RAF or any aviation organisation in the UK. I am, however, a professional pilot and formerly Air Force; but I feel I...
23rd Nov 2007, 13:28
Replies: 548
Views: 469,596
Posted By CAT II

Barit1, Not sure of the design similarities...


Not sure of the design similarities with the MD-11 but here goes. The body gear on that aircraft type, better known as the "peg leg", needed to be free moving to allow it to walk, so to...
Forum: Tech Log
3rd Nov 2007, 14:14
Replies: 97
Views: 11,842
Posted By CAT II

Rainboe, Agreed, there might be situations...


Agreed, there might be situations that this device as stated might not be able to ovbercome, But, for the vast majority of flights worldwide, I can see the advantages.
Forum: Tech Log
3rd Nov 2007, 10:40
Replies: 97
Views: 11,842
Posted By CAT II


Just so you know, all 18 wheels on the 747 (all series) are the same size and interchangeable.
3rd Nov 2007, 09:57
Replies: 65
Views: 12,862
Posted By CAT II


Beautifully said, couldn't agree more. Maybe my cynicism is born of a 28 year career flying for several North American carriers in addition to Asian and Middle East carriers just trying to stay one...
3rd Nov 2007, 09:35
Replies: 65
Views: 12,862
Posted By CAT II

AA pay raise

No one more than I would like to see them win this issue. They make a very valid point re the state of the industry over the past decade. However, AA might be making a profit but the fact is that...
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