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17th Feb 2019, 19:44
Replies: 99
Views: 97,238
Posted By woodpecker

Those who understand the the "T" word might be...

Those who understand the the "T" word might be saddened to learn that they're planning to demolish the Fawley chimney
15th Feb 2019, 18:49
Replies: 99
Views: 97,238
Posted By woodpecker

23L departed years ago, now the Southall...

23L departed years ago, now the Southall gasometer has gone!

Once landed a Trident on 23R.

Sorry, didn't mean to mention the "T" word!
13th Jan 2019, 09:59
Replies: 41
Views: 11,548
Posted By woodpecker

I blame it all on the removal of the gasometer on...

I blame it all on the removal of the gasometer on Heathrow's rwy 23L
22nd Sep 2018, 12:56
Replies: 18
Views: 3,463
Posted By woodpecker

One for the oldies...

I watched the PanAm 707 land at Northolt by mistake (lined up with the South Harrow gasometer rather than the one in Southall) all those years ago from the school playground. The power that be...
18th Apr 2017, 19:55
Replies: 3,529
Views: 4,930,661
Posted By woodpecker

Being a Boeing driver I am confused by the above...

Being a Boeing driver I am confused by the above statement that "the changes did not influence the descent path".

If the descent was initiated to FL 350 and 100 feet selected "in the window" the...
10th Sep 2016, 11:01
Replies: 101
Views: 43,650
Posted By woodpecker

Easy mistake to make. If I go back to the B757 it...

Easy mistake to make. If I go back to the B757 it didn't have GPS so the position was updated via DME/DME or DME/VOR radial. Prior to departure the airfield code was input into the FMC position...
18th Aug 2016, 09:46
Replies: 1,749
Views: 1,943,069
Posted By woodpecker

Sim exercise, ZRH, Wind 280/40, cloudbase just...

Sim exercise, ZRH, Wind 280/40, cloudbase just above circling limit.

Landing on 14 above crosswind limit for B757 so the plan was for ILS to R14, break-off (when visual) to join downwind left hand...
17th Aug 2016, 09:12
Replies: 1,749
Views: 1,943,069
Posted By woodpecker

I totally agree. Many years ago, Nicosia...

I totally agree. Many years ago, Nicosia departure on a hot day, British built three engined aircraft (can't mention the actual type) with water injection, having got airborne we climbed away at...
2nd Feb 2016, 16:53
Replies: 77
Views: 44,156
Posted By woodpecker

Sorry lads, I forgot, it's so long ago!

Sorry lads, I forgot, it's so long ago!
1st Feb 2016, 21:58
Replies: 77
Views: 44,156
Posted By woodpecker

Base training on the 757, unable to lower the...

Base training on the 757, unable to lower the gear on main or emergency system. Finally managed to lower it on the emergency system (free fall) by depressurizing the associated hydraulic system.
...
31st Jan 2016, 22:53
Replies: 46
Views: 11,534
Posted By woodpecker

They were there in 1967, often observed climbing...

They were there in 1967, often observed climbing out of Hamble to the local flying area over the Isle of Wight.
10th Jan 2016, 15:17
Replies: 222
Views: 55,394
Posted By woodpecker

Mmmm, my free BA ticket (two a year) to IAD cost...

Mmmm, my free BA ticket (two a year) to IAD cost the two of us 330 in taxes/APD etc.

Back to the thread.....

Are we talking about pilots based at Stansted travelling to a short term base...
1st Jan 2016, 10:32
Replies: 107
Views: 34,549
Posted By woodpecker

Our school was lined up with the approach to...

Our school was lined up with the approach to Northolt, so when during break time this Pan Am 707 drifted overhead our playground us aircraft spotters were rather confused. The rest a history, the...
2nd Dec 2015, 18:26
Replies: 16
Views: 13,937
Posted By woodpecker

Bumped into John Stevens (around 30 West) on the...

Bumped into John Stevens (around 30 West) on the Queen Mary 2... small world.
2nd Jan 2015, 21:25
Replies: 243
Views: 243,273
Posted By woodpecker

Well VS69, you suggested There are a few...

Well VS69, you suggested

There are a few others, including myself who would suggest there are cables and motors...

The motor obviously worked, but the sequencing including the cables most...
1st Jan 2015, 10:27
Replies: 243
Views: 243,273
Posted By woodpecker

Not a stupid question "DNS" but there are other...

Not a stupid question "DNS" but there are other "problems" with reducing fuel in one wing by selective dumping/engine feeding/crossfeeding using the overhead fuel panel.

I am sure the 747 fuel...
30th Dec 2014, 14:33
Replies: 243
Views: 243,273
Posted By woodpecker

For those of you who don't understand alternate...

For those of you who don't understand alternate gear extension (required in this case following loss of No 4 Hyd system)

Electric motors power a cable system to unlock the gear doors and gear...
14th Oct 2014, 17:55
Replies: 258
Views: 108,391
Posted By woodpecker

Having spent 20+ years on a certain 3 engine,...

Having spent 20+ years on a certain 3 engine, three crew aircraft where manual flying was encouraged I converted to the B757.

All of a sudden the emphasis was placed on using the automatics.. I...
Forum: North America
6th Sep 2014, 14:06
Replies: 80
Views: 22,961
Posted By woodpecker

Back in the 60's part of the training at Hamble...

Back in the 60's part of the training at Hamble was a visit to the decompression chamber.

In the 35 years that followed in BEA/BA never had an engine failure but had three emergency descents. The...
9th Jun 2014, 22:35
Replies: 11,824
Views: 21,292,179
Posted By woodpecker

The "fly by wire system" has dedicated batteries...

The "fly by wire system" has dedicated batteries that keep the computers powered during short power interruptions. These "dedicated FBW batteries" are normally kept charged by battery chargers...
8th Jun 2014, 20:16
Replies: 11,824
Views: 21,292,179
Posted By woodpecker

Once the second engine failed (together with its...

Once the second engine failed (together with its generator), due to fuel starvation, the only fuel left may well have been in the APU feed line from main tank to the APU in the tail.

The on-board...
12th May 2014, 07:32
Replies: 72
Views: 56,036
Posted By woodpecker

Why? Well I would agree it is very difficult to...

Why? Well I would agree it is very difficult to maintain a constant altitude during descent, my experiences show that the altitude reduces after the TOD.

I personally will try harder next time I...
16th Jan 2014, 22:58
Replies: 8
Views: 4,556
Posted By woodpecker

Ron was on our trident course at Heston in 1967. ...

Ron was on our trident course at Heston in 1967.

There we were, raw recruits out of Hamble, with Ron talking about changing various technical items on the Trident. Why do I think he was to become...
1st Jan 2014, 09:21
Replies: 739
Views: 664,937
Posted By woodpecker

This was a lot closer to home in the early days...

This was a lot closer to home in the early days of Heathrow, it took a couple of hours to cut the Captain free!

ASN Aircraft accident Vickers 701 Viscount G-AMOK London-Heathrow Airport (LHR)...
Replies: 415
Views: 269,490
Posted By woodpecker

Not quite correct, I know 'cos I was there......

Not quite correct, I know 'cos I was there... 21st May 1985

During base training, on selecting the gear up a bolt in the gear linkage had worked it's way out (never had a nut on it!!) This left...
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