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8th Jan 2017, 10:30
Replies: 127
Views: 68,657
Posted By Blantoon

With respect, having been retired as long as you...

With respect, having been retired as long as you have perhaps you don't have the most up to date information to be able to give someone such blanket advice. For example, you never had to deal with...
3rd Apr 2015, 18:30
Replies: 3,530
Views: 4,925,618
Posted By Blantoon

None of them had a documented history of mental...

None of them had a documented history of mental illness.

Nobody without a mental illness crashes an airliner deliberately, religious fantatics (debatably) excepted.
20th Mar 2015, 11:52
Replies: 128
Views: 71,979
Posted By Blantoon

I would guess the flybe guys success is more a...

I would guess the flybe guys success is more a result of the high standards and quality of training that flybe guys possess, rather than which aircraft they fly.
14th Mar 2015, 19:29
Replies: 131
Views: 38,442
Posted By Blantoon

What a load of cobblers. An HGV driver is a...

What a load of cobblers.

An HGV driver is a fine profession but nobody would seriously put their skills and responsibilities on par with an airline pilot. I assume, to give you credit, that...
9th Mar 2015, 23:42
Replies: 36
Views: 4,278
Posted By Blantoon

Excellent post fujii, was about to say the exact...

Excellent post fujii, was about to say the exact same thing, as I am tempted to do every time someone posts on here asking for help. They get 10 different responses all saying different things,...
9th Mar 2015, 13:19
Replies: 128
Views: 71,979
Posted By Blantoon

That's because they feared losing their jobs as...

That's because they feared losing their jobs as the airline went under, not because they weren't paid enough.
9th Mar 2015, 12:59
Replies: 128
Views: 71,979
Posted By Blantoon

Cool down everyone, I'm sure there's more to it...

Cool down everyone, I'm sure there's more to it than we're being told. I don't have the details personally but it's very easy to grab a sensationalist number and run with it. Wait and see until the...
Forum: Tech Log
6th Mar 2015, 14:48
Replies: 9
Views: 3,341
Posted By Blantoon

Mind control dust, of course.

Mind control dust, of course.
Forum: Questions
26th Feb 2015, 15:58
Replies: 23
Views: 10,046
Posted By Blantoon

AtomKraft, the question is about the difference...

AtomKraft, the question is about the difference between CDFA and constant angle descent, not how much better flying was in the "good old days" and how terrible pilots are these days who don't know...
30th Jan 2015, 23:32
Replies: 67
Views: 12,743
Posted By Blantoon

I wouldn't exactly call the Concorde a success....

I wouldn't exactly call the Concorde a success. From a technical standpoint yes, it was a fantastic machine, with a lot of industry firsts and important technological advancements that has filtered...
29th Jan 2015, 18:13
Replies: 3,554
Views: 1,451,709
Posted By Blantoon

Calling the BA selection a lottery is being...

Calling the BA selection a lottery is being generous. Find any group of professional pilots and they will all have stories of how completely baffled they were when persons A, B and C didn't get into...
12th Jan 2015, 13:09
Replies: 10
Views: 5,215
Posted By Blantoon

This is a strange forum; I can't think of another...

This is a strange forum; I can't think of another where people are encouraged not to be ambitious. :confused:

There's nothing wrong with aiming higher. The OP hasn't complained about his/her job...
29th Dec 2014, 10:58
Replies: 18
Views: 27,700
Posted By Blantoon

If I had a nickel for every time I've heard...

If I had a nickel for every time I've heard that... People always have a reason for why 5 years is a long time for them but not for you.

5 years is a long time.
23rd Dec 2014, 12:16
Replies: 18
Views: 27,700
Posted By Blantoon

Not quite sure what you're asking G-LEX....

Not quite sure what you're asking G-LEX. Everyone's loan is up to them to pay.
23rd Dec 2014, 11:08
Replies: 18
Views: 27,700
Posted By Blantoon

Bealzebubs figures sound correct for his airline,...

Bealzebubs figures sound correct for his airline, but as he says it varies by airline and unfortunately the salaries I'm aware the majority of CTC cadets are on (at the big orange) are far lower...
Forum: Tech Log
17th Dec 2014, 13:05
Replies: 37
Views: 7,943
Posted By Blantoon

I don't know how you can justify that statement...

I don't know how you can justify that statement despegue. What considerable risks and complexity are you adding by turning the packs on after reducing to climb thrust?
Forum: Tech Log
17th Dec 2014, 11:30
Replies: 37
Views: 7,943
Posted By Blantoon

Not true. No requirement to have the APU running...

Not true. No requirement to have the APU running in order to take off with packs off.

Maybe you're thinking of running the packs from the APU to increase Go around gradient?
15th Dec 2014, 18:31
Replies: 420
Views: 64,918
Posted By Blantoon

I just want to stake my claim so that I can come...

I just want to stake my claim so that I can come back here on my deathbed and childishly yell "I told you so".

Pilotless airliners - not this century.
8th Dec 2014, 21:57
Replies: 16
Views: 13,977
Posted By Blantoon

I do have to laugh when potential cadets talk...

I do have to laugh when potential cadets talk about the pros and cons of various factors between the big schools. Aircraft types, accommodation, G1000s, the "feeling" of the school, the number of...
Forum: Tech Log
29th Nov 2014, 18:26
Replies: 16
Views: 13,288
Posted By Blantoon

On the 320 you can take out the autopilot, pull...

On the 320 you can take out the autopilot, pull full speed brake then re-engage autopilot. It copes with it fine in normal conditions.
29th Nov 2014, 17:48
Replies: 20
Views: 8,581
Posted By Blantoon

G-F0RC3, when lots of people tell you that you're...

G-F0RC3, when lots of people tell you that you're being a :mad:, they're either all wrong, or you need to take another look at yourself in the humility department.

To the OP, what's the date of...
10th Nov 2014, 19:04
Replies: 34
Views: 3,818
Posted By Blantoon

I had indeed done a gliding scholarship on which...

I had indeed done a gliding scholarship on which I had gone solo. Helped immeasurably I'm sure.
10th Nov 2014, 14:04
Replies: 34
Views: 3,818
Posted By Blantoon

I went solo in 5 hrs 40 mins. It was on an RAF...

I went solo in 5 hrs 40 mins. It was on an RAF flying scholarship, so standards were high and lessons were multiple times a day which was a factor I suspect. My instructor was the CFI which also...
4th Nov 2014, 19:08
Replies: 143
Views: 82,754
Posted By Blantoon

Three Lions, I'm refuting a completely...

Three Lions, I'm refuting a completely unjustified point made about safety. I didn't mention anything about T&Cs, in this thread nor, as far as I recall, others.

As for your "me-me-me bubble"...
4th Nov 2014, 17:07
Replies: 143
Views: 82,754
Posted By Blantoon

I presume you're using a literal interpretation...

I presume you're using a literal interpretation to make a joke :ok:, but just in case you aren't (or other people don't get it) I am of course talking about all ex-cadet Captains, hence the word...
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