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15th Jul 2019, 20:08
Replies: 19
Views: 7,346
Posted By The Ancient Geek

Looks like it might be fixed, my receiver reports...

Looks like it might be fixed, my receiver reports 6 Galileo satellites in range and green
15th Jul 2019, 16:10
Replies: 19
Views: 7,346
Posted By The Ancient Geek

Not a problem, the enhanced Galileo accuracy...

Not a problem, the enhanced Galileo accuracy services will not be used until the constellation is complete.
The current Galileo satellites are effectively additional GPS satellites of which there...
20th Jun 2019, 08:11
Replies: 72
Views: 50,499
Posted By The Ancient Geek

Modern pilots have never experienced a spin...

Modern pilots have never experienced a spin because it is no longer taught in basic training.
The powers that be decided that there were more deaths in spin training than from accidental spins.
16th Jun 2019, 16:52
Replies: 72
Views: 50,499
Posted By The Ancient Geek

Rotation stops but no visible attempt to pull out...

Rotation stops but no visible attempt to pull out of the dive.
16th Jun 2019, 15:27
Replies: 72
Views: 50,499
Posted By The Ancient Geek

Not a normal spin, more of a spiral dive....

Not a normal spin, more of a spiral dive. Recovery did not start until he got the nose down.
It is very difficult to recover from the flat attitude, the golden rule applies - Nose Down, Full...
16th Jun 2019, 10:46
Replies: 13
Views: 6,417
Posted By The Ancient Geek

The IMC rating was a UK only rating dating back...

The IMC rating was a UK only rating dating back to before the UK joined EASA. It was very effective in reducing fatalities caused by the unpredictable British weather. It was intended to get private...
7th Jun 2019, 15:50
Replies: 11
Views: 2,981
Posted By The Ancient Geek

Its not that simple, the price depends on what...

Its not that simple, the price depends on what was paid when the tank was last topped up, for some fields this can be months ago. The price of filling the tank depends on current prices, quantity and...
16th May 2019, 23:41
Replies: 134
Views: 166,112
Posted By The Ancient Geek

Yebbut the A380 was cursed by having been...

Yebbut the A380 was cursed by having been publicly associated with the patron saint of boondoggles, our lady Grace Tepp-Ford.
Any project which invokes her name is doomed to be cancelled at great...
12th May 2019, 14:54
Replies: 41
Views: 19,645
Posted By The Ancient Geek

BBC News reports that 3 occupants evacuated...

BBC News reports that 3 occupants evacuated safely before fire took hold.
The road will probably remain closed until the AAIB have arrived and done their thing.
7th May 2019, 15:37
Replies: 120
Views: 105,531
Posted By The Ancient Geek

Quick question from someone who has never handled...

Quick question from someone who has never handled a jet - Does Flaps 40 make a go around tricky ?
On many lighter aircraft the workload increases trying to get the flaps up to acheive a decent rate...
4th May 2019, 15:22
Replies: 12
Views: 13,074
Posted By The Ancient Geek

Hardly surprising given the aircraft they operate...

Hardly surprising given the aircraft they operate into some very difficult places.
Buffalo is not a "normal" airline, they are providing essential services which nobody else would even try.
2nd May 2019, 16:27
Replies: 23
Views: 8,044
Posted By The Ancient Geek

The Belfast site builds structures for Airbus and...

The Belfast site builds structures for Airbus and several others. No shortage of work so it will most likely be snapped up by Spirit Aerosystems or another tier one supplier.
There is no reason to...
26th Apr 2019, 00:13
Replies: 46
Views: 33,664
Posted By The Ancient Geek

I think it is more likely to be a single aisle...

I think it is more likely to be a single aisle replacement for both the 737 and the 757.
Boeing has reached the end of the line on stretching the 737 which is their big cash cow so a replacement...
24th Apr 2019, 11:16
Replies: 46
Views: 33,664
Posted By The Ancient Geek

The number of available seats is irrelevant, what...

The number of available seats is irrelevant, what matters for any specific route is the available bums to put on the seats.
Economy is driven by occupancy, running a small aircraft full of...
18th Apr 2019, 20:25
Replies: 46
Views: 33,664
Posted By The Ancient Geek

The A321XLR is a cheap and easy upgrade for...

The A321XLR is a cheap and easy upgrade for Airbus, it can be done simply by increasing fuel tank capacity at the expense of payload. Carry less passengers farther is a good compromise for many...
17th Apr 2019, 11:48
Replies: 7
Views: 4,246
Posted By The Ancient Geek

No, the partnership is still busy jumping the...

No, the partnership is still busy jumping the regulatory hurdles.
12th Apr 2019, 12:00
Replies: 125
Views: 192,433
Posted By The Ancient Geek

This should never happen. All ground furniture...

This should never happen.
All ground furniture adjacent to a runway or taxiway MUST be frangible. If an airport fails to comply with regulations someone is due for a severe talking to.
6th Apr 2019, 16:57
Replies: 158
Views: 178,060
Posted By The Ancient Geek

Rather let them spend a few years hacking around...

Rather let them spend a few years hacking around the game reserves, great life for a young single CPL with plenty of variety. Flying jets up and down the same route is boring.
3rd Apr 2019, 14:27
Replies: 921
Views: 2,114,839
Posted By The Ancient Geek

How hard can it be to identify a stall ? AD...

How hard can it be to identify a stall ?
AD shows nose high
Airspeed decaying
Buffet
ASI unwinding
Nose drops unless there are excessive control inputs

All basic training stuff in a Cessna....
3rd Apr 2019, 08:51
Replies: 27
Views: 21,631
Posted By The Ancient Geek

<Yawn> All new generation engines have teething...

<Yawn>
All new generation engines have teething problems, this has been historically true since they were invented.
RR is no worse than GE or P&W, life goes on........
1st Apr 2019, 11:46
Replies: 80
Views: 56,955
Posted By The Ancient Geek

It amazes me that someone so wealthy would buy a...

It amazes me that someone so wealthy would buy a cheap kitplane rather than something like a PC12.
Or is this another cases of using a cheap grey charter ?.
18th Mar 2019, 21:44
Replies: 921
Views: 2,114,839
Posted By The Ancient Geek

Do you want to exclude those of us with no...

Do you want to exclude those of us with no medical due to silver hair ?
11th Mar 2019, 11:21
Replies: 5,129
Views: 10,181,171
Posted By The Ancient Geek

Unreliable airspeed at takeoff sounds like a...

Unreliable airspeed at takeoff sounds like a pitot problem.
In many areas of africa there are small wasps which habitually try to set up home in pitots so pitot covers are fitted whenever an...
10th Mar 2019, 10:56
Replies: 5,129
Views: 10,181,171
Posted By The Ancient Geek

Unlike many african operators, ethiopian has an...

Unlike many african operators, ethiopian has an excellent reputation and a good safety record.
Was an emergency declared ?, my first guess for a problem so early in a flight would be possible fuel...
9th Mar 2019, 22:39
Replies: 44
Views: 28,861
Posted By The Ancient Geek

A very substantial proportion of DC3s were...

A very substantial proportion of DC3s were originally built as C47s and sold into civillian service after the war.
There are differences including fuel capacity, cargo doors and engine types.
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