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Forum: Tech Log
5th Jul 2022, 18:13
Replies: 7
Views: 429
Posted By Uplinker

Some pilots have the attitude that Airbus FBW is...

Some pilots have the attitude that Airbus FBW is fighting them.

No ! When one understands how it works and what it does for you, it is a fantastic system :ok:
Forum: Jet Blast
5th Jul 2022, 18:06
Replies: 11,965
Views: 1,129,061
Posted By Uplinker

Conservative party imploding?

As members will have heard: two significant Government ministers have resigned today; the Chancellor of the Exchequer and the Health Minister. And according to BBC news, many other members of the...
Forum: Tech Log
5th Jul 2022, 07:54
Replies: 7
Views: 429
Posted By Uplinker

Just to add; IF you are having a very bad day and...

Just to add; IF you are having a very bad day and have lost both green and yellow hydraulics, you will have lost the THS movement, but you will still have both elevators from the blue hydraulic...
Forum: Tech Log
4th Jul 2022, 21:53
Replies: 7
Views: 429
Posted By Uplinker

Yes, you need green or yellow hydraulics to...

Yes, you need green or yellow hydraulics to actually move the THS. The electric motors only effect control of the hydraulic motors; not sure exactly how, but without hydraulics, the THS cannot move.
4th Jul 2022, 21:30
Replies: 53
Views: 10,017
Posted By Uplinker

"As soon as the ferry docks, we'll do scout's...

"As soon as the ferry docks, we'll do scout's pace along the pier, scorch up the hill, sink a couple of pints of Gales and be back in time for the last ferry home".

Phil Sparks, Television outside...
4th Jul 2022, 09:23
Replies: 35
Views: 6,519
Posted By Uplinker

As has been said, you simply find out the time...

As has been said, you simply find out the time difference from GMT/UTC to the area you are looking at and apply that to the weather reports. 1 hour per 15 longitude, with occasional local...
Forum: Tech Log
2nd Jul 2022, 18:13
Replies: 28
Views: 1,478
Posted By Uplinker

Thanks, vessbot I got it now, but my flight...

Thanks, vessbot I got it now, but my flight school instructor clearly hadn't all those years ago :ok: At the time, it did not seem likely to me that a wing and a propellor worked in completely...
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Jul 2022, 17:40
Replies: 36
Views: 5,895
Posted By Uplinker

Yes, Not to mention having exclusive mountain-top...

Yes, Not to mention having exclusive mountain-top restaurants in there as well :)

As happyjack says, these people do not live in the real World at all and they have completely lost touch with...
Replies: 2
Views: 298
Posted By Uplinker

I did an integrated full-time ATPL in 1999, so...

I did an integrated full-time ATPL in 1999, so both flying AND ground school, and I only managed to work at a paying job for just one full weekend. :ooh:

I did have a family and a sizeable commute...
Forum: Tech Log
1st Jul 2022, 13:08
Replies: 2
Views: 415
Posted By Uplinker

Only a guess, but I wonder if 'slow law orders'...

Only a guess, but I wonder if 'slow law orders' refer to the XX degrees of rudder the system puts in when an engine fails?

i.e. it doesn't try to modulate the rudder to keep straight or anything...
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Jul 2022, 10:39
Replies: 36
Views: 5,895
Posted By Uplinker

Those people are all in a very elite club. Oh,...

Those people are all in a very elite club. Oh, there's the president of Russia, oh there's the president of F1, oh there are the billionaires and oligarchs. Let's all go skiing in our private jets. ...
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Jul 2022, 10:31
Replies: 16
Views: 3,989
Posted By Uplinker

Very amusing that the Chinese leader said that...

Very amusing that the Chinese leader said that Hong Kong is now more democratic than when run by the UK.

Really?
Forum: Tech Log
1st Jul 2022, 10:17
Replies: 28
Views: 1,478
Posted By Uplinker

Thank you John and others. So in simple...

Thank you John and others.

So in simple terms; the pressure changes caused by an aerofoil section as it moves through the air 'turns' the "incoming" airstream through a significant angle, which...
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Jul 2022, 09:45
Replies: 153
Views: 15,434
Posted By Uplinker

Did he introduce driving on the motorway hard...

Did he introduce driving on the motorway hard shoulders?
30th Jun 2022, 17:39
Replies: 10
Views: 1,904
Posted By Uplinker

I am so sorry to hear of this, and I do not know...

I am so sorry to hear of this, and I do not know what you can do. Why did you refuse the counselling - from your narrative, it seems that the wagons closed against you after this?

My guess is that...
Forum: Jet Blast
29th Jun 2022, 17:34
Replies: 153
Views: 15,434
Posted By Uplinker

@ effortless post #131; interesting words from Mr...

@ effortless post #131; interesting words from Mr Lynch, and hard to disagree with.

The thing is, who benefits from the proposed cuts? Only the top brass, not the actual workers.

The airline...
29th Jun 2022, 16:59
Replies: 60
Views: 25,462
Posted By Uplinker

Oh, 27 minutes later ? Ahhh. Hmmm. ...

Oh, 27 minutes later ? Ahhh. Hmmm.


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Forum: Tech Log
29th Jun 2022, 11:10
Replies: 28
Views: 1,478
Posted By Uplinker

I have always been confused about this. At flight...

I have always been confused about this. At flight school we were told that 2/3rds of a wing's lift came from the top surface 'sucking' the wing upwards - owing to the air speeding up over the top...
28th Jun 2022, 09:00
Replies: 60
Views: 25,462
Posted By Uplinker

At LHR we often used to be warned of the XXX...

At LHR we often used to be warned of the XXX aircraft in YYY colours passing left to right or behind - because ATC understood that pilots would not necessarily know which call-signs referred to which...
27th Jun 2022, 11:08
Replies: 60
Views: 25,462
Posted By Uplinker

You are right, my meaning was : IF they had used...

You are right, my meaning was : IF they had used standard phrases and message structure, confusion would have been reduced.
Forum: Tech Log
27th Jun 2022, 10:24
Replies: 18
Views: 2,354
Posted By Uplinker

3 mins seems reasonable to me - especially if...

3 mins seems reasonable to me - especially if Airbus state that and they obviously know much more about it.

I always winced in the bad old days, when folk would bang on the APU bleed and packs...
27th Jun 2022, 08:59
Replies: 60
Views: 25,462
Posted By Uplinker

The ground controller sounds and behaves as...

The ground controller sounds and behaves as though he was half asleep. The AF gave their position the first time they called up, but there was a long delay before ATC replied, and then the controller...
25th Jun 2022, 09:34
Replies: 13
Views: 1,916
Posted By Uplinker

Since CEOs discovered that pilots will pay for...

Since CEOs discovered that pilots will pay for their own training, I think most of us these days have paid for - or at least towards - our training in some way. Are there any places that pay for all...
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Jun 2022, 10:22
Replies: 153
Views: 15,434
Posted By Uplinker

Re self driving cars - anyone who has driven on...

Re self driving cars - anyone who has driven on the M1 or M6, or into London recently, would ask how self driving cars would solve that volume of traffic?
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Jun 2022, 18:26
Replies: 80
Views: 8,911
Posted By Uplinker

She was asked what 'Running up that hill' was...

She was asked what 'Running up that hill' was about, and she dodged the question, no doubt owing to politeness.

I think it is about her thought experiment about feeling what the other person in a...
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Jun 2022, 11:37
Replies: 153
Views: 15,434
Posted By Uplinker

We can't keep expanding forever. We have to find...

We can't keep expanding forever. We have to find a way of making the economy work without continuous expansion. I would like to see CEOs and senior managers have much more restrained pay. They award...
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Jun 2022, 10:26
Replies: 80
Views: 8,911
Posted By Uplinker

There was a telephone interview with Kate Bush...

There was a telephone interview with Kate Bush about this on BBC Radio 4 Woman's Hour, this morning.

Not especially informative, but lovely to hear Kate Bush speaking.

Probably available on BBC...
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Jun 2022, 10:13
Replies: 80
Views: 8,911
Posted By Uplinker

Yes, Supertramp are a very good band, with...

Yes, Supertramp are a very good band, with interesting music and quite a unique sound and style. As are ELO.

I personally don't find the 'Stones very interesting, musically. Angie is a good track...
Forum: Jet Blast
20th Jun 2022, 09:01
Replies: 80
Views: 8,911
Posted By Uplinker

Not quite answering the OP, but anyway: ...

Not quite answering the OP, but anyway:

Fleetwood Mac : the Fleetwood, McVie, McVie, Buckingham and Nicks incarnation : Rumours; a masterpiece, and the previous white Fleetwood Mac album also...
17th Jun 2022, 13:45
Replies: 23
Views: 4,171
Posted By Uplinker

Not being negative, just realistic. I have worked...

Not being negative, just realistic. I have worked in an airship, (smaller than an Airlander and not as aircrew), so I have seen personally what is involved. I would dig out the photos, but not sure...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Jun 2022, 09:49
Replies: 42
Views: 5,218
Posted By Uplinker

There is almost certainly life, including...

There is almost certainly life, including intelligent life, on other planets. It would be extremely unlikely to be the only ones in a universe containing billions of stars and millions of habitable...
16th Jun 2022, 10:24
Replies: 23
Views: 4,171
Posted By Uplinker

We used an Airship Industries 600 to provide an...

We used an Airship Industries 600 to provide an airborne camera for a televised cricket match from Lords many moons ago.

It was a lovely machine, very pleasant to fly in and powered by Porsche...
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Jun 2022, 21:40
Replies: 32
Views: 4,813
Posted By Uplinker

Yes, I know that no grease is applied...

Yes, I know that no grease is applied deliberately, except on tight corners. So; how do the sides and bottom of the active rails - areas not touched by the wheels or flanges - remain rust free ?...
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Jun 2022, 15:44
Replies: 32
Views: 4,813
Posted By Uplinker

Once again, can I just say I am not talking about...

Once again, can I just say I am not talking about loads of grease coming out of a bearing !
I am talking about a microscopic amount, of occasional tiny droplets which over time and many years might,...
Forum: Tech Log
15th Jun 2022, 14:49
Replies: 18
Views: 2,354
Posted By Uplinker

@ Check Airman: Yes there is some demand : APU...

@ Check Airman: Yes there is some demand : APU bleed by itself pressurises the water systems and the hydraulic reservoirs, and of course the bleed pipe from the APU forwards, and seats the seals, so...
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