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30th May 2019, 13:25
Replies: 169
Views: 87,883
Posted By Megaton

Before first 9 ships are flown RAFAT usually...

Before first 9 ships are flown RAFAT usually utilitise 6 slots per day. Once theyíre into 9 ships drops to 3 slots. Moving to another active airfield is a folly thatís failed before.
19th Apr 2019, 21:57
Replies: 14
Views: 3,072
Posted By Megaton

If itís my sector I usually ask captain to do the...

If itís my sector I usually ask captain to do the welcome on board PA so I can concentrate on ATC clearance, push back procedures, radio etc. After that I do all the PAs associated with the sector.
9th Mar 2019, 11:33
Replies: 144
Views: 22,552
Posted By Megaton

Congratulations. Youíll never ever do another...

Congratulations. Youíll never ever do another first solo again!
12th Feb 2019, 19:55
Replies: 118
Views: 63,704
Posted By Megaton

Can you give one example of when this has...

Can you give one example of when this has happened?
26th Jan 2019, 00:46
Replies: 118
Views: 63,704
Posted By Megaton

Their own office is one of the perks of being...

Their own office is one of the perks of being part of the Synchro Pair. None of the other pilots, bar Red 1, has one.
18th Dec 2018, 08:31
Replies: 1,036
Views: 406,078
Posted By Megaton

Don’t know what was in the A330 FCOM but other...

Don’t know what was in the A330 FCOM but other Airbus FBW aircraft had a note explicitly warning against putting objects on or around the sidestick. Also, haven’t read this thread in its entirety but...
25th Nov 2018, 15:49
Replies: 63
Views: 10,698
Posted By Megaton

I remember that one. Lineys would heat coins with...

I remember that one. Lineys would heat coins with their lighters and take aim at the girls while they were displaying their wares on the stage. Recall the GLO was quite a good shot too.
8th Oct 2018, 21:10
Replies: 67
Views: 17,706
Posted By Megaton

Is the Tutor fleet still grounded? My son thinks...

Is the Tutor fleet still grounded? My son thinks he’s going flying this weekend.
30th Apr 2018, 12:18
Replies: 14
Views: 2,440
Posted By Megaton

Alex, Very sorry to hear of your loss. Dick...

Alex,

Very sorry to hear of your loss. Dick instructed me during my ATPLs and we thoroughly enjoyed his insight and humour. I’ll never forget his exam preparation tip for the night before: have a...
24th Apr 2018, 11:40
Replies: 372
Views: 280,503
Posted By Megaton

Modifications for smoke are extensive and require...

Modifications for smoke are extensive and require the aircraft to be surveyed and bespoke kits manufactured by BAeS. May not be much difference to fly the aircraft but you can’t simply rotate through...
24th Apr 2018, 06:22
Replies: 372
Views: 280,503
Posted By Megaton

That is BS. The Reds aircraft are highly modified...

That is BS. The Reds aircraft are highly modified for their role. Aircraft from storage are occasionally taken from Shawbury and re-roled to the RAFAT fit but this is a fairly lengthy process. Itís...
11th Jan 2018, 14:31
Replies: 109
Views: 61,869
Posted By Megaton

Boscombe Down Black Day

What a load of nonsense. Itís history now but the link to Boscombe Downís Black Day doesnít belong on here. Apply Occam's Razor and youíll probably come up with the correct answer.
22nd Nov 2017, 08:04
Replies: 33
Views: 9,275
Posted By Megaton

And the dinosaurs?

And the dinosaurs?
8th Aug 2017, 17:04
Replies: 87
Views: 20,799
Posted By Megaton

Engineering officer to civvie 777 pilot.

Engineering officer to civvie 777 pilot.
8th Aug 2017, 09:07
Replies: 87
Views: 20,799
Posted By Megaton

And now a training captain at BA.

And now a training captain at BA.
27th Jul 2017, 16:50
Replies: 29
Views: 7,899
Posted By Megaton

Couple of years ago, I interspersed some light...

Couple of years ago, I interspersed some light aircraft flying with my day job in the 747. Basic flying skills were ok but landing a light aircraft was terrifying after years of flaring the 747 at...
Forum: Middle East
17th Jul 2017, 10:12
Replies: 160
Views: 83,666
Posted By Megaton

Not sure about MRU airspace but there are plenty...

Not sure about MRU airspace but there are plenty of FIRs where it's not ATC responsibility to double check a read back. Also, the EK had numerous opportunities to work out out that there was...
13th Mar 2017, 10:04
Replies: 75
Views: 13,712
Posted By Megaton

An informed guess would be that the neoprene was...

An informed guess would be that the neoprene was added to prevent erosion of the fin leading edge. We used to use the same technique on the Jag in the late eighties and early nineties.
9th Mar 2017, 05:25
Replies: 128
Views: 38,989
Posted By Megaton

Years ago I organised a cocktail party in the US...

Years ago I organised a cocktail party in the US to thank our hosts for their continuing hospitality and support. I can't remember on which day the event was held but the only joint UK-US operation...
5th Mar 2017, 08:34
Replies: 1,036
Views: 406,078
Posted By Megaton

Don't know about the A330 but other side-stick...

Don't know about the A330 but other side-stick Airbus aircraft I've flown had a specific note in the FCOM not to leave objects in the vicinity of the side stick. I would suggest that to leave a bulky...
31st Oct 2016, 22:23
Replies: 93
Views: 32,464
Posted By Megaton

Paying more money is most definitely not the...

Paying more money is most definitely not the answer. Having jumped ship from the RAF over a decade ago, I can assure you that more money does not make you happier or more tolerant. More money doesn't...
6th Oct 2016, 22:04
Replies: 6,399
Views: 5,218,533
Posted By Megaton

If you have 40 yrs to go in the industry then a...

If you have 40 yrs to go in the industry then a few years of BA short haul is not the end of the world.
6th Oct 2016, 21:59
Replies: 52
Views: 10,107
Posted By Megaton

Humberside 1998. Sent solo when the circuit was...

Humberside 1998. Sent solo when the circuit was quiet only to find a commercial jet on final approach so I was told to extend the downwind. But the time I'd turned onto base I could barely see the...
3rd Oct 2016, 18:03
Replies: 26
Views: 7,345
Posted By Megaton

Not all of this year's First Years are new to the...

Not all of this year's First Years are new to the Team. Perhaps they've thought about the training issue already.........
26th Sep 2016, 06:10
Replies: 3
Views: 1,415
Posted By Megaton

Gledhill perhaps?

Gledhill perhaps?
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