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26th Mar 2019, 19:50
Replies: 13
Views: 3,390
Posted By Epsomdog

I Think you'll find there is only one Airbus FCOM...

I Think you'll find there is only one Airbus FCOM standard procedure. However crews do have discretion to adapt procedures to suit their needs at the time. As in the case of the VS A340 with the...
16th Mar 2019, 11:56
Replies: 4
Views: 1,573
Posted By Epsomdog

Not sure you should be referring to an AMM in...

Not sure you should be referring to an AMM in this case, surely there's a simulator manual available? Given the length of control run on a sim is small by comparison to the real thing then I suspect...
16th Mar 2019, 11:01
Replies: 13
Views: 3,390
Posted By Epsomdog

There is no transfer of hydraulic fluids between...

There is no transfer of hydraulic fluids between any of the 3 hydraulic systems, (in order to provide protection in the event of fluid loss). Any graphic suggesting otherwise is simply wrong! The PTU...
23rd Jan 2019, 12:23
Replies: 28
Views: 18,972
Posted By Epsomdog

Couple of years ago, I was a flying spanner on a...

Couple of years ago, I was a flying spanner on a charter flight into GNB. The young first officer gave me his phone and asked me to film his approach and landing, making sure I got a shot of his...
2nd Aug 2018, 22:29
Replies: 4
Views: 1,256
Posted By Epsomdog

Not sure I follow any of you're reasoning here......

Not sure I follow any of you're reasoning here...

Its not employers that require the security checks to be carried out. Airside ID's are normally issued by the airfield operator, in accordance...
31st Jul 2018, 18:20
Replies: 4
Views: 1,256
Posted By Epsomdog

Good point. Maybe all you can do then is make...

Good point. Maybe all you can do then is make sure you have good contact info for you're employers and tell them to expect a reference request. Either that, or stay at home.
This idea of a helpful...
31st Jul 2018, 14:42
Replies: 4
Views: 1,256
Posted By Epsomdog

WARNING to all wannabe Pilots and Engineers

Our company was recently trying to employ a number of B1 or possibly A rated engineers. The jobs were at LHR and would entail getting an airside ID. this means being able to account for your...
15th Apr 2018, 23:11
Replies: 26
Views: 10,175
Posted By Epsomdog

I’m afraid it’s an illustration of how the...

I’m afraid it’s an illustration of how the “European Dream” has failed us all. Years ago they set out with the aim of developing a common standard within the industry, based broadly on the FARS and...
16th Feb 2018, 15:32
Replies: 1,193
Views: 814,917
Posted By Epsomdog

I agree with most of your points. For me the big...

I agree with most of your points. For me the big question is. Which seat was the poor guy occupying? If he was in the pax seat (that seemed to take the brunt) then surely his cardiac condition was...
16th Feb 2018, 13:53
Replies: 1,193
Views: 814,917
Posted By Epsomdog

Emergency vehicles, Police, Fire and ambulance,...

Emergency vehicles, Police, Fire and ambulance, with blue flashing lights, on possible life saving response. Obviously need to exceed speed limits, these drivers are trained to a very high standard. ...
14th Feb 2018, 19:18
Replies: 1,193
Views: 814,917
Posted By Epsomdog

I’ve worked at LHR since 1970. So I’ve seen a lot...

I’ve worked at LHR since 1970. So I’ve seen a lot of incidents over the years. I don’t Know the facts in this case, so I shall reserve judgment. I do question the speeds that some of the ops vehicles...
2nd Jun 2017, 10:37
Replies: 634
Views: 267,405
Posted By Epsomdog

What really worries me, is that as an industry,...

What really worries me, is that as an industry, we appear to be losing the ability to learn from our mistakes!
As an example, my own airline has gradually stepped back from its own policy of, "No...
2nd Jun 2017, 09:35
Replies: 634
Views: 267,405
Posted By Epsomdog

Well in my 47 years in the aviation industry,...

Well in my 47 years in the aviation industry, I've learned to keep an open mind, gather as much information, from ALL sources, then make an appraisal. I don't know if the papers are right or wrong,...
2nd Jun 2017, 09:04
Replies: 634
Views: 267,405
Posted By Epsomdog

Quote from Guardian (free app) "An...

Quote from Guardian (free app)

"An investigation into the power outage that led to chaos for British Airways over the bank holiday weekend is likely to focus on human error rather than any...
31st May 2017, 10:06
Replies: 634
Views: 267,405
Posted By Epsomdog

Reminds me of an old RAF phrase "Promoted Beyond...

Reminds me of an old RAF phrase "Promoted Beyond the Level of Incompetence" a term that fits a lot of managers nowadays.
28th Mar 2017, 13:56
Replies: 3,469
Views: 1,147,738
Posted By Epsomdog

They know Cork is not that far from Dublin and...

They know Cork is not that far from Dublin and with only 1/2 million population, demand will not be that high. It would be nice to offer the convenience for the few but would they pay the high price...
5th Nov 2016, 23:44
Replies: 3,469
Views: 1,147,738
Posted By Epsomdog

Getting off topic a bit...... London Perth?...

Getting off topic a bit......
London Perth? Interesting! Not sure I could stand a 20+ hour flight. Arriving at SIN is always a welcome break for me!
5th Nov 2016, 23:32
Replies: 3,469
Views: 1,147,738
Posted By Epsomdog

Yes, but that aircraft is not based at Knock.

Yes, but that aircraft is not based at Knock.
5th Nov 2016, 19:34
Replies: 3,469
Views: 1,147,738
Posted By Epsomdog

Not sure anyone flys to Aus direct, most flights...

Not sure anyone flys to Aus direct, most flights are via Asia, SIN,HGK,BKK, plus some via the Middle East. But let's not be pedantic about it, the point I was trying to make was, 2200 is most...
5th Nov 2016, 18:50
Replies: 3,469
Views: 1,147,738
Posted By Epsomdog

I can't imagine anyone in IAG eyeing up those...

I can't imagine anyone in IAG eyeing up those slots, and then wasting them on a Knock service! They're far too valuable for that! What they can do is allow Aer Lingus to use them to fly some of the...
28th Sep 2015, 11:51
Replies: 44
Views: 10,723
Posted By Epsomdog

I agree your point there! Across the board...

I agree your point there!

Across the board cut price fares will lead to dilution. However, pro active yield management and marketing can work wonders with publicity. Virgin never seemed to grab...
28th Sep 2015, 01:30
Replies: 44
Views: 10,723
Posted By Epsomdog

Exactly! VS have been guilty of supreme...

Exactly!

VS have been guilty of supreme arrogance! They assumed everyone would understand and flock over to their aircraft simply because they weren't BA. The marketing of the routes was almost...
26th Sep 2015, 13:16
Replies: 44
Views: 10,723
Posted By Epsomdog

Not sure I would describe a chocolate chip...

Not sure I would describe a chocolate chip cookie, or a bag of salt flavoured crisps as excellent service! The cabin crew were fine but the product they were forced to serve was pretty poor.
26th Sep 2015, 13:09
Replies: 44
Views: 10,723
Posted By Epsomdog

Probably a missed opportunity! VS had no USP...

Probably a missed opportunity!

VS had no USP and brought with it a longhaul upper class mindset! If it was intended purely as a feeder service, maybe they should have been offering last minute...
26th Sep 2015, 09:08
Replies: 44
Views: 10,723
Posted By Epsomdog

Farewell to Little Red

Today is the last day of operation for the Virgin Little Red service.

Fill your boots BA!

At the end of operations today the aircraft position to Shannon/Dublin, ready to be painted Green. DEI...
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