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Forum: Tech Log
25th Mar 2021, 12:54
Replies: 47
Views: 5,527
Posted By TopBunk

While flying true tracks would probably be the...

While flying true tracks would probably be the gold standard, surely until every aircraft using the airspace can do that you have to cater for those that can't?
Forum: Tech Log
23rd Mar 2021, 13:52
Replies: 16
Views: 2,667
Posted By TopBunk

I would have thought that if you need to ask 'Is...

I would have thought that if you need to ask 'Is this too quick for the wipers' then you probably don't need the wipers!
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Mar 2021, 22:21
Replies: 47
Views: 3,128
Posted By TopBunk

I, too, have saluted him this evening by raising...

I, too, have saluted him this evening by raising a glass to his memory.

I would like to add Peter Alliss and Alex Hay (Golf) to the notables previously mentioned.

Salut!
Forum: Tech Log
6th Feb 2021, 09:24
Replies: 4
Views: 1,359
Posted By TopBunk

I first joined the fleet in mid 1997 and left in...

I first joined the fleet in mid 1997 and left in mid 2001. The GPS units were being fitted in that timeframe.

I'd go along with Eckhard's thoughts.
1st Feb 2021, 02:38
Replies: 21
Views: 10,312
Posted By TopBunk

Vokes I understand that the UAE importslots...

Vokes

I understand that the UAE importslots of stuff from everywhere to function as (apart from oil) it manufactures diddly squat.

Hence the main point of my question, what freight is shipped...
31st Jan 2021, 11:27
Replies: 21
Views: 10,312
Posted By TopBunk

As a matter of interest and curiosity, what...

As a matter of interest and curiosity, what freight gets shipped from the UAE around the world?

I can only imagine that they must consolidate goods in the UAE from elsewhere and onwards ship as I...
Forum: Tech Log
5th Jan 2021, 05:57
Replies: 40
Views: 7,023
Posted By TopBunk

As an aside, I recall flying over Siberia in...

As an aside, I recall flying over Siberia in winter probably about 15 years ago.

We were in a B744 @ FL370 or so. The SAT outside was pretty much standard ISA at about -56degC, the temperature on...
24th Nov 2020, 18:30
Replies: 18
Views: 4,156
Posted By TopBunk

If you have stuff you will never need again what...

If you have stuff you will never need again what should you do?

Throw it away or try to sell it and raise some cash to support the business?

I'm not quite sure of the ownership of the...
Forum: Tech Log
22nd Nov 2020, 18:35
Replies: 9
Views: 1,345
Posted By TopBunk

No GIV specific knowledge, but after take off...

No GIV specific knowledge, but after take off isn't the nosewheel braked by a snubber or somesuch on retraction into the wheel well?

Is the snubber worn/missing?
Replies: 11
Views: 2,381
Posted By TopBunk

At a VERY quick glance, in your first example you...

At a VERY quick glance, in your first example you state a 3.5deg glideslope to get your answer.

In the second example you then use a 3 deg glideslope?

I'm obviously missing something
Forum: Tech Log
7th Nov 2020, 06:02
Replies: 16
Views: 2,415
Posted By TopBunk

I'd suggest that on an otherwise unrestricted...

I'd suggest that on an otherwise unrestricted route,that you plan for a cruise segment of at least 10 minutes, you don't really want a parabolic up-down lob (you were talking B737 sized aircraft)..
...
17th Jul 2020, 16:13
Replies: 178
Views: 47,365
Posted By TopBunk

Dixi I think you'll find that BA have...

Dixi

I think you'll find that BA have operated 57 B747-400's. I further believe the other 3 were probably GSS operated freighters on a cargo contract.
16th Jul 2020, 22:14
Replies: 2,001
Views: 1,685,821
Posted By TopBunk

GS My heartfelt thoughts and best wishes are...

GS

My heartfelt thoughts and best wishes are with you and my former colleagues (and current friends) on the fleet.
16th Jul 2020, 22:00
Replies: 2,001
Views: 1,685,821
Posted By TopBunk

Angry GS I would think that the consultation is...

GS

I would think that the consultation is more about what happens to those on the fleet rather than the aircraft being brought back, unfortunately :cry
16th Jul 2020, 21:44
Replies: 2,001
Views: 1,685,821
Posted By TopBunk

Apparently BA have announced by internal email...

Apparently BA have announced by internal email this evening that the B747-400 fleet will not return to service.

A VERY sad day as a retired BA B747-400 captain.
26th Jun 2020, 18:08
Replies: 2,001
Views: 1,685,821
Posted By TopBunk

FFS Longtimer, How can you ask that question...

FFS Longtimer,

How can you ask that question when no proposal is on the table and no such question has been asked of the pilots?

Show some decorum, man
23rd Jun 2020, 19:10
Replies: 42
Views: 10,009
Posted By TopBunk

Vortex, As I said, I didn't want to talk...

Vortex,

As I said, I didn't want to talk about the message so as to detract from my point (I may agree with your sentiment, or not), but to look at the legality of the flight.

From what I could...
23rd Jun 2020, 18:47
Replies: 42
Views: 10,009
Posted By TopBunk

Rather than the message on the banner, how does a...

Rather than the message on the banner, how does a SEP aircraft towing a banner over a city comply with the ANO regarding landing in the event of an engine failure?

There may be a case to answer by...
Forum: Tech Log
3rd May 2020, 11:16
Replies: 21
Views: 3,268
Posted By TopBunk

Musta I'm sure you meant to say 'maintain...

Musta

I'm sure you meant to say 'maintain 6000ft on QNH' and not FL60
21st Apr 2020, 13:38
Replies: 19
Views: 7,113
Posted By TopBunk

Thumbs up Thanks Denti. Great tip

Thanks Denti. Great tip
9th Apr 2020, 07:54
Replies: 98
Views: 29,233
Posted By TopBunk

You could also go to White Hart Lane and sit in...

You could also go to White Hart Lane and sit in the Spurs trophy room ;)
14th Mar 2020, 05:22
Replies: 57
Views: 32,693
Posted By TopBunk

hongi /ˈhɒŋi/ noun NZ noun: hongi;...

hongi
/ˈhɒŋi/

noun
NZ
noun: hongi; plural noun: hongis

a traditional Maori greeting in which people press their noses together.

Took all of 2 seconds to find out!
Forum: Tech Log
2nd Mar 2020, 19:35
Replies: 14
Views: 4,219
Posted By TopBunk

I don't recall F20 on the 737! F25, was an...

I don't recall F20 on the 737!

F25, was an option for T/O, although I don't recall ever using more than 10.

B737-2/-3/-4 experienced - many years ago!
Forum: Tech Log
21st Aug 2019, 10:00
Replies: 26
Views: 5,703
Posted By TopBunk

What circumstances would require you to need...

What circumstances would require you to need extra thrust?

To gain extra ROC you can trade airspeed/Mach for a (short) while. Anything else could and maybe should require a call to ATC saying...
Forum: Middle East
18th Aug 2019, 06:42
Replies: 6
Views: 7,098
Posted By TopBunk

Were they ever:mad:

Were they ever:mad:
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