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27th Mar 2019, 04:01
Replies: 22
Views: 3,016
Posted By Pontius

Never seen it in a light aircraft but I've seen...

Never seen it in a light aircraft but I've seen it literally hundreds of times doing the day (night) job. Most recent experience was near Hong Kong a couple of weeks ago, where the windscreen was...
14th Mar 2019, 04:45
Replies: 16
Views: 3,798
Posted By Pontius

Evidently, they do not :-)

Evidently, they do not :-)
13th Mar 2019, 09:49
Replies: 16
Views: 3,798
Posted By Pontius

I just assumed the OP was desperate to increase...

I just assumed the OP was desperate to increase his/her post count. There can be no other reason for such a non-story about a complete non-event.

VERY slow news day in Williamtown.
9th Feb 2019, 07:18
Replies: 71
Views: 13,446
Posted By Pontius

You great Jess. "A bit harsh"!! A proper...

You great Jess. "A bit harsh"!!

A proper fighter pilot would have smacked him in the nose and continued drinking the 10th of his 18 pints of that happy hour.

Mind you, you were Crab Air, so I...
9th Feb 2019, 06:57
Replies: 15
Views: 4,463
Posted By Pontius

If you are already 'type rated' on a C172, what...

If you are already 'type rated' on a C172, what is the training bond for?
9th Feb 2019, 03:32
Replies: 11
Views: 6,140
Posted By Pontius

I've only just ready the article above, so excuse...

I've only just ready the article above, so excuse my late question but, having only flown the 3,4 & 500 series 737s I'm curious to know if the later models (700, 800 etc) have a fuel dumping facility.
21st Dec 2018, 07:34
Replies: 1,178
Views: 683,631
Posted By Pontius

Terrorism does not have to involve an actual act....

Terrorism does not have to involve an actual act. Just the threat is enough for terrorism to work. The threat here is that potentially an aircraft could hit a drone and crash, killing all on board....
10th Dec 2018, 07:56
Replies: 7
Views: 1,333
Posted By Pontius

Pilot Maintenance Consultation

Pretty important if you'd like to do your own maintenance and haven't built the machine:

Maintenance Consultation...
Forum: Tech Log
29th Nov 2018, 01:31
Replies: 24
Views: 2,552
Posted By Pontius

By my maths that makes 1 brewery every 93 km2 in...

By my maths that makes 1 brewery every 93 km2 in England versus 1 brewery every 1561 km2 in the USA.......that's a LOT of looking. There is the perpetual problem of finding decent beer in the US and...
12th Nov 2018, 10:37
Replies: 31
Views: 12,673
Posted By Pontius

I'm with A Squared on this one. If the article is...

I'm with A Squared on this one. If the article is accurate then the company have given him ample opportunity to return to work. He's done it once before and it didn't work out. Why should another...
12th Sep 2018, 04:32
Replies: 5
Views: 867
Posted By Pontius

Talk to these people; they know their stuff: ...

Talk to these people; they know their stuff:

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Forum: Jet Blast
11th Sep 2018, 04:40
Replies: 68
Views: 3,560
Posted By Pontius

Another dial up user to get the email posts....

Another dial up user to get the email posts. Traipsing down the whole message list just to try and find the next one that related to the subject you were interested in :)

I think I was far more...
2nd Aug 2018, 04:49
Replies: 60
Views: 5,196
Posted By Pontius

Adjusted at no cost :ok: China uses QNH (in...

Adjusted at no cost :ok:

China uses QNH (in Hectopascals).

That's funny :}
1st Aug 2018, 09:13
Replies: 161
Views: 24,572
Posted By Pontius

I was cheesed off when they wanted my pencil box...

I was cheesed off when they wanted my pencil box back and wouldn't just sign it off. I really didn't care about the rest of the stuff as I seem to have gained extra flying suits, boots and gloves as...
Forum: Tech Log
26th May 2018, 23:26
Replies: 13
Views: 1,731
Posted By Pontius

I wouldn't over-think it. (a)After a deck...

I wouldn't over-think it.

(a)After a deck run of some 450-500' we only ever saw 90-95kts-ish, so there's no way you're going to accelerate to 100kts inside a C5.

(b)The Harrier always recovered...
Forum: Tech Log
26th Apr 2018, 13:18
Replies: 27
Views: 2,881
Posted By Pontius

Edited again: Or flying in somewhere like the UK...

Edited again: Or flying in somewhere like the UK or Japan when ATC clearance to higher automatically cancels the restriction.....unless re-stated.

Yes, I too wish they could come up with one...
20th Apr 2018, 03:55
Replies: 104
Views: 11,848
Posted By Pontius

If only there was a term for such a measurement...

If only there was a term for such a measurement :hmm:
15th Apr 2018, 04:18
Replies: 104
Views: 11,848
Posted By Pontius

I'm just checking whether there's been a time...

I'm just checking whether there's been a time slip and we're back to the 1st of this month.

Are you being serious? Of course the thing isn't going to stall if you're just sitting there simulating...
Forum: Tech Log
20th Mar 2018, 04:00
Replies: 22
Views: 4,525
Posted By Pontius

I must apologise to my maligned steed; she does...

I must apologise to my maligned steed; she does indeed wake the auto-throttle up if it gets too slow in VNAV PTH. Depending on whether the first speed constraint has been passed it will occur at...
Forum: Tech Log
19th Mar 2018, 08:40
Replies: 22
Views: 4,525
Posted By Pontius

Some jolly good advice (especially Wiggy's FMA...

Some jolly good advice (especially Wiggy's FMA monitoring). Going back to one of the original questions:



I'd have to dig into my old 737/747 books to make sure I'm not giving duff info but I'm...
17th Mar 2018, 13:27
Replies: 170
Views: 48,179
Posted By Pontius

I'm looking forward to the 500th anniversary of...

I'm looking forward to the 500th anniversary of the RN. No television for the Senior Service; we're going to have the programs beamed directly to our brains. The nurses will be there as well, even if...
11th Feb 2018, 01:46
Replies: 209
Views: 60,247
Posted By Pontius

So, let me get this right, Keg. To start...

So, let me get this right, Keg.

To start with you claim the BA aircraft was about 1:45 ahead of schedule. I've done that route more times than I care to mention and have never been more than 5...
30th Nov 2017, 05:17
Replies: 20
Views: 10,934
Posted By Pontius

Maybe he was trying to make the show slightly...

Maybe he was trying to make the show slightly interesting and that doesn't bode well for the most boring display on earth. The Thunderbirds would be better as a static display as the manoeuvres would...
Forum: ATC Issues
7th Nov 2017, 08:48
Replies: 31
Views: 11,722
Posted By Pontius

Many ambiguities exist because every country...

Many ambiguities exist because every country knows better than another and files 'differences'. These can easily become quite dangerous and the 'climb/descend via' can help to reduce these problems....
5th Nov 2017, 12:05
Replies: 27
Views: 15,097
Posted By Pontius

Why would it be 'thread drift' if the title of...

Why would it be 'thread drift' if the title of the thread is 'Norwegian - Skype interview for DEC 737'?

Thread drift is the likes of Direct Bondi interjecting with his predictable and unwanted...
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