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12th Apr 2017, 16:02
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Posted By Methersgate

Were the DH crew Republic people or United people?

Were the DH crew Republic people or United people?
11th Apr 2017, 16:39
Replies: 1,174
Views: 364,799
Posted By Methersgate

This is going to be a Harvard Business School...

This is going to be a Harvard Business School Case Study.

And not in a good way.
20th Sep 2016, 16:21
Replies: 11
Views: 7,431
Posted By Methersgate

Decent report in Rappler ("quality" online...

Decent report in Rappler ("quality" online newspaper), here:

Saudia plane in 'isolation' at NAIA ? reports (http://www.rappler.com/nation/146801-saudia-plane-naia)
20th Sep 2016, 15:36
Replies: 11
Views: 7,431
Posted By Methersgate

Word reaches me from Manila, via translation of...

Word reaches me from Manila, via translation of Tagalog TV news, that the pilot pressed the button by mistake. Twice.
Forum: Freight Dogs
30th Aug 2016, 15:48
Replies: 356
Views: 152,947
Posted By Methersgate

An airship is not like a ship; it's not floating...

An airship is not like a ship; it's not floating on the interface, so it doesn't have a load water line, so no Plimsoll line, so no deadweight. It's like a submarine, but in a compressible fluid
9th Aug 2016, 15:51
Replies: 1,749
Views: 1,957,843
Posted By Methersgate

If a shipping man can chip in - if you have time...

If a shipping man can chip in - if you have time to look at a check list or at the QRH, it's education. If it has to be done without conscious thought, it's training, and it must be trained for until...
5th Aug 2016, 09:31
Replies: 152
Views: 18,023
Posted By Methersgate

The solution is to remove the overhead bins...

The solution is to remove the overhead bins altogether, to prohibit bags on the floor, and to permit pax to take only a coat or jacket and a small handbag which can go in the seat pocket. Locking...
3rd Aug 2016, 16:42
Replies: 1,749
Views: 1,957,843
Posted By Methersgate

I hesitate to chip in to this thread, as a...

I hesitate to chip in to this thread, as a shipping man not an airline man, but we have similar situations (getting four thousand passengers off a ship...) and we would not ever lock the bins; a...
29th Jul 2016, 14:45
Replies: 57
Views: 27,527
Posted By Methersgate

As I have said before, long experience teaches us...

As I have said before, long experience teaches us that, when Boeing make this sort of announcement, they are not simply reporting a news item.

They are carefully adjusting the expectations of...
26th Jul 2016, 14:27
Replies: 29
Views: 19,259
Posted By Methersgate

The same issue comes up in marine accident...

The same issue comes up in marine accident investigation, where the MAIB takes the same stance as the AAIB and has equivalent powers.

There really are good public interest reasons for...
19th Jul 2016, 14:30
Replies: 872
Views: 438,172
Posted By Methersgate

I think that sums it up very well. ...

I think that sums it up very well.

Minimbah's photos (post no. 640) reinforce PT6Driver's points. That fire was getting through aluminium sheet very fast.
13th Jul 2016, 14:36
Replies: 659
Views: 300,652
Posted By Methersgate

The date of July 2017 probably reflects a 12...

The date of July 2017 probably reflects a 12 month extension to the time charter for the RMS St. Helena. According to "Equasis", the website of the Paris Memorandum on Port State Control, the last...
13th Jul 2016, 12:45
Replies: 25
Views: 12,507
Posted By Methersgate

Almost thirty years ago, I read an account, in...

Almost thirty years ago, I read an account, in the "Traveller's Tales" section of the much lamented Far East Economic Review, by a chap who had gone through "security" at PNH behind a man who had an...
Forum: Middle East
12th Jul 2016, 09:33
Replies: 124
Views: 52,240
Posted By Methersgate

"The intelligent mis-use of aeroplanes" in...

"The intelligent mis-use of aeroplanes" in practice.

My son. a merchant navy officer joining his ship, took that flight last Thursday, having flown LGW/DXB on a 380 - afaik EK have just started...
Forum: Middle East
11th Jul 2016, 15:05
Replies: 124
Views: 52,240
Posted By Methersgate

The original quote, from Duncan Bluck, is "the...

The original quote, from Duncan Bluck, is "the intelligent mis-use of aircraft", and it was the policy that built CX from a little airline to a big one. The meaning is a little different - a classic...
11th Jul 2016, 10:25
Replies: 26
Views: 13,945
Posted By Methersgate

Do turboprops count? - Breguet Atlantique at...

Do turboprops count? - Breguet Atlantique at Farnborough, 1968?
Forum: Middle East
8th Jul 2016, 12:27
Replies: 124
Views: 52,240
Posted By Methersgate

We have been here before... a few times... Boeing...

We have been here before... a few times... Boeing have a habit of popping out these projects with no real intention of building them, simply to head off a customer who might he thinking of an Airbus...
7th Jul 2016, 15:42
Replies: 872
Views: 438,172
Posted By Methersgate

It is also possible that the reason for the...

It is also possible that the reason for the non-evacuation by slide was not due to cultural factors.

It may be quite difficult to assess the severity of an under wing fire from the cockpit,...
Forum: Tech Log
1st Jul 2016, 11:41
Replies: 29
Views: 11,650
Posted By Methersgate

LeadSled is indeed being too cynical; Inmarsat...

LeadSled is indeed being too cynical; Inmarsat are hardly a "tech start up". They have occasional holes in their cash flow when a satellite launch goes haywire, but that's about it. The global deep...
Forum: Canada
28th Jun 2016, 16:31
Replies: 116
Views: 66,117
Posted By Methersgate

Fascinating thread just got even better.

Fascinating thread just got even better.
8th Jun 2016, 17:01
Replies: 659
Views: 300,652
Posted By Methersgate

As a merchant shipping man, I would just comment...

As a merchant shipping man, I would just comment that:

1. Keeping the RMS "St Helena" going for several more years would not be particularly difficult, though a big refit and ideally a re-engining...
8th Jun 2016, 10:12
Replies: 659
Views: 300,652
Posted By Methersgate

St Helena wind shear issues

I am not a pilot, and if this thread is in the wrong place I apologise.

The Daily Mail carried a very melodramatic report to the effect that "hundreds of millions of taxpayers money has been...
31st May 2016, 12:32
Replies: 1,184
Views: 2,504,101
Posted By Methersgate

Quote: The charges for searches for aircraft...

Quote:
The charges for searches for aircraft should be levied on the airline - or more specifically on its insurers. This would result almost immediately in retrofit of more suitable DFDR/CVR...
25th May 2016, 14:50
Replies: 1,184
Views: 2,504,101
Posted By Methersgate

Not an expert, but with a little experience, yes,...

Not an expert, but with a little experience, yes, AT1, that's a sonar search pattern.
10th May 2016, 14:38
Replies: 23
Views: 7,200
Posted By Methersgate

PR 434 was a case where a bomb was left by a...

PR 434 was a case where a bomb was left by a passenger who disembarked at an intermediate stop. More cheese would be welcome.
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