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15th Jun 2019, 22:07
Replies: 49
Views: 37,151
Posted By eckhard

Considering the age of the airframe, I would...

Considering the age of the airframe, I would agree although Air Europe suffered similar damage to one of its 757s at Madeira and it was repaired by Boeing in about 6 weeks and returned to service. I...
Forum: Questions
12th Jun 2019, 16:37
Replies: 3
Views: 846
Posted By eckhard

Mexico, ILS 05R gave me a false capture a few...

Mexico, ILS 05R gave me a false capture a few weeks ago. Since then, I leave it in LNAV until we’re established. Not much time though to get it all sorted!
10th Jun 2019, 07:53
8th Jun 2019, 06:12
Replies: 2
Views: 920
Posted By eckhard

Best glide speed varies with weight/mass. Best...

Best glide speed varies with weight/mass. Best glide angle (L/D max) does not vary with weight but the speed to obtain that best L/D does vary.
The greater the mass, the higher the speed to obtain...
1st Jun 2019, 13:17
Replies: 8
Views: 1,958
Posted By eckhard

Good examples Harry. I suppose that those...

Good examples Harry.

I suppose that those types were grouped under a common Type Rating with ‘differences training’ required by the operator and maybe some other conditions, e.g. alternate sim...
31st May 2019, 21:30
Replies: 33
Views: 24,059
Posted By eckhard

[QUOTE.this can happen anywhere but is...

[QUOTE.this can happen anywhere but is particularly likely at crap airports.[/QUOTE]

I believe Luton had a similar problem several years ago with block paving being thrown up and damaging the...
31st May 2019, 21:24
Replies: 8
Views: 1,958
Posted By eckhard

No, not as far as the National Aviation Authority...

No, not as far as the National Aviation Authority is concerned. Airlines on the other hand generally don’t let pilots fly more than one type contemporaneously.
31st May 2019, 06:13
Replies: 67
Views: 9,189
Posted By eckhard

Single-aisle There and back in a day = short...

Single-aisle
There and back in a day = short haul
Night-stopping after one sector due FDP = medium haul

Twin-aisle
Same as above to the same destinations; plus
Two or three pilots = long haul...
Forum: Jet Blast
24th May 2019, 16:07
Replies: 98
Views: 14,123
Posted By eckhard

..Lanson?..

..Lanson?..
22nd May 2019, 20:43
Replies: 34
Views: 16,628
Posted By eckhard

I’ve been targeted a couple of times going into...

I’ve been targeted a couple of times going into Cairo. Other colleagues report the same problem there.
Forum: Middle East
18th May 2019, 14:00
Replies: 45
Views: 34,493
Posted By eckhard

Wake turbulence?

Wake turbulence?
Forum: Jet Blast
18th May 2019, 13:48
Replies: 49
Views: 5,732
Posted By eckhard

Mr Danzik probably doesn’t give a flux what any...

Mr Danzik probably doesn’t give a flux what any of us think.
Forum: Tech Log
13th May 2019, 11:45
Replies: 2
Views: 560
Posted By eckhard

It’s been a long time but here’s an educated...

It’s been a long time but here’s an educated guess:

Both IRSs are required for a dual channel AP approach.
In the event of loss of AC power to the IRSs, the Left IRS has a dedicated supply from...
Forum: Tech Log
7th May 2019, 13:19
Replies: 52
Views: 7,666
Posted By eckhard

As far as I remember, the 747-400 had an...

As far as I remember, the 747-400 had an operational limitation which prohibited flight at latitudes exceeding 89 degrees. In other words, one had to miss the pole by at least 60nm. My guess is that...
4th May 2019, 08:37
Replies: 25
Views: 5,818
Posted By eckhard

In my airline we are required to report any...

In my airline we are required to report any go-around. The Safety Department seem to think that they are of some interest. I think this policy applies to most major airlines with a good reporting...
Forum: Tech Log
20th Apr 2019, 19:14
Replies: 15
Views: 3,331
Posted By eckhard

Or Sootbörn / Vogt-Cordes-Damm at HAM for RW05....

Or Sootbörn / Vogt-Cordes-Damm at HAM for RW05. Used to cycle there in my youth and heard the vortices from the 727s.
20th Apr 2019, 19:11
Replies: 31
Views: 22,759
Posted By eckhard

BA 787....

BA 787....
13th Apr 2019, 05:13
Replies: 1
Views: 632
Posted By eckhard

According to Lido, LLBG/TLV RW30 has a QFU of...

According to Lido, LLBG/TLV RW30 has a QFU of 298.

All published approaches to RW30 have a final approach course of 297.
That includes the ILS, RNP Y (AR), RNP X and RNAV visual SOSOT.

So I...
10th Apr 2019, 18:51
Replies: 3
Views: 1,212
Posted By eckhard

Talatona Convention Hotel is good quality but...

Talatona Convention Hotel is good quality but very expensive food and drink.
As it’s the only place in which I’ve stayed in Luanda, I can’t really say if it’s good value for money.
29th Mar 2019, 22:13
Replies: 4
Views: 1,283
Posted By eckhard

From the LIDO entry for INN: “In the area...

From the LIDO entry for INN:

“In the area around INNSBRUCK it may happen that different values of VIS exist in various directions mainly caused by a haze or mist layer over the city. If such...
Forum: Jet Blast
29th Mar 2019, 21:18
Replies: 65
Views: 8,064
Posted By eckhard

I’m just about to finish reading “Rocket Men” by...

I’m just about to finish reading “Rocket Men” by Robert Kurson, an excellent history and backstory of the Apollo 8 mission, including very readable biographies of the main characters (not just the...
29th Mar 2019, 18:55
Replies: 4
Views: 1,283
Posted By eckhard

Flight visibility is generally defined as “the...

Flight visibility is generally defined as “the forward visibility from an aircraft in flight”.

As a result, it’s normally only the operating crew who can decide what their flight visibility...
21st Mar 2019, 15:21
Replies: 6,399
Views: 5,218,584
Posted By eckhard

Just to add to Wiggy’s excellent post, one of the...

Just to add to Wiggy’s excellent post, one of the benefits of the DFW is that you can elect to work during some or all of it, thereby earning extra credit which can be ‘spent’ by taking days off...
Forum: Questions
18th Mar 2019, 00:30
Replies: 2
Views: 711
Posted By eckhard

A rough approximation for altimeter temperature...

A rough approximation for altimeter temperature error is 4ft error per degree C dev from ISA per 1000ft above the ‘source’ (airfield). This assumes a constant deviation from ISA in the air mass...
Forum: Tech Log
16th Mar 2019, 02:16
Replies: 4
Views: 701
Posted By eckhard

The QNH for high elevation airports will differ...

The QNH for high elevation airports will differ from the barometric pressure shown on meteo charts. The isobars on the charts are actually QFF values, which are surface pressure corrected down to...
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