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21st Apr 2014, 08:36
Replies: 4,933
Views: 1,497,448
Posted By upandoffmyside

Bye bye T1 ..

Terminal 1 departure ..

With the new Terminal 2 shopping centre opening up from later this summer things will start changing around T1, allegedly.

Some BA services (Belfast & Dublin ?) will...
Forum: Questions
21st Apr 2014, 08:23
Replies: 4
Views: 4,849
Posted By upandoffmyside

Glider Towing Rating ..

Wageslave is right .. .

In the vast majority of cases tug pilots in UK gliding clubs are very experienced and current glider pilots, and for very good reason. Only in the very small clubs might...
9th Feb 2014, 21:27
Replies: 4,933
Views: 1,497,448
Posted By upandoffmyside

T1 plans ..

Thanks for that gen Gonzo.

We all look forward to the removal of the inner taxiway past T1 as it's been bashing the hell out of nose wheel oleos and spilling cups of tea in cup holders for far...
Replies: 8
Views: 2,742
Posted By upandoffmyside

Building hours and skills.

Would not be fair at all to say that glider towing does not add to your skills base when compared to instructing. Both clearly are valuable, but each employs a different range of skills.

Those in...
2nd Feb 2014, 11:17
Replies: 23
Views: 12,667
Posted By upandoffmyside

ex bmi A320s .. .

Any one know when the G MID aircraft without ACARS and with FMS 1 will be fitted with ACARS ?

Presumably they'll get FMS 2 ?

And be fitted for CPDLC ?

2nd May 2012, 20:50
Replies: 250
Views: 86,344
Posted By upandoffmyside

Van G: "Just playing devils...

Van G:

"Just playing devils advocate...but then by what right are bmi mainline pilots getting direct entry into BA? They haven't passed any selection for BA either and are jumping ahead of...
24th Mar 2012, 12:28
Replies: 568
Views: 123,980
Posted By upandoffmyside

BA/bmi merger (was Virgin & Balpa - bmi next ?)

Seems bmi mainline CC having a challenging time in negotiations with BACC over possible "integration", if EU allows purchase to go through.

Many bmi Balpa members may eventually have to...
5th Sep 2011, 21:05
Replies: 2,987
Views: 965,077
Posted By upandoffmyside

bmi sale now on ....

Unless I'm mistaken an acquisition by BA of the ~ 11% of LHR slots that bmi holds would give it around 50% of the LHR total. Which still puts it behind DLH, AF and KLM in terms of slot dominance at...
20th Aug 2011, 14:17
Replies: 18
Views: 2,723
Posted By upandoffmyside

HF Transceiver - Antenna Coupling

Just speaking as an end user with previous comms experience ...

The aircraft VHF transceiver has only to work over a fairly small spread of frequency of 118 - 136 MHz or wavelengths of 2.5m -...
8th Oct 2010, 18:17
Replies: 143
Views: 71,418
Posted By upandoffmyside

Well done Pete, Balpa and BA - it was great to...

Well done Pete, Balpa and BA - it was great to hear this good news ..

Good to see there is still some humanity and thoughfulness around.

Someone in management actually understanding what...
5th May 2010, 19:20
Replies: 3,110
Views: 1,399,365
Posted By upandoffmyside

Met Office Ash Concentration Charts


Met Office: Icelandic volcano - Ash concentration charts (http://www.metoffice.gov.uk/corporate/pressoffice/2010/volcano/ashconcentration/)

The Met Office charts that show...
Forum: Tech Log
5th Feb 2010, 23:10
Replies: 2
Views: 3,489
Posted By upandoffmyside

A320 Environmental Envelope - Low OAT

FCOM 3.01.20 - Environmental Envelope: Pressure Alt Vs. OAT.

With the rather cold upper air masses of late the above table has had to be consulted to avoid being out of the top left side of the...
3rd Feb 2009, 15:29
Replies: 46
Views: 18,185
Posted By upandoffmyside

bmi steals pilots' pay

A good summary from a Balpa Press Release.........

(Lufthansa have not completed the actual purchase of SMB's shares yet - in a month or two (possibly) the co. have said...)

2nd Feb 2009, 14:20
Replies: 46
Views: 18,185
Posted By upandoffmyside

bmi - Vote of no confidence in CEO Nigel Turner

Yes, that is correct.

Balpa, (to their credit this time) very promptly jumped in at the end of last week to make a clear and firm response to the recent incredible acts of the bmi CEO Nigel...
Forum: ATC Issues
27th Jun 2008, 22:00
Replies: 7
Views: 1,432
Posted By upandoffmyside

Smile lhr woburn deps...

Thanks very much chaps for all the detail - that helps to give the big picture nicely. Will pop down to the south coast to visit and buy you an ice cream one day !

Forum: ATC Issues
18th Jun 2008, 21:46
Replies: 7
Views: 1,432
Posted By upandoffmyside

LHR - Northbound Departures

Out of interest from the TMA boys & girls - a pilot asks -

When say pulled off the Woburn departure and turned on to northerly or north easterly headings when we're trying to get towards Trent,...
10th Jun 2008, 22:04
Replies: 10
Views: 1,532
Posted By upandoffmyside


Any truth in the LHR rumour that the terminal and some areas of apron have started to sink in to the T5 site "soil" underneath....?
16th Feb 2008, 22:37
Replies: 15
Views: 1,190
Posted By upandoffmyside

Wink visit oshkosh if you can...at least once

I was persuaded to visit the Oshkosh show from the UK and it was a brilliant & unforgetable week for anyone remotely air-minded. An incredible amount to see and do and a couple of days there cannot...
13th Feb 2008, 19:16
Replies: 2,987
Views: 965,077
Posted By upandoffmyside

bmi - yet more leasing in

bmi - "the airline for leasing in......."

Arkefly, Icelandair, bmi Regional and now Astraeus.

And the Balpa response this time ......?
Forum: ATC Issues
24th Oct 2007, 23:08
Replies: 7
Views: 8,708
Posted By upandoffmyside

What is a "Category B" flight ?

Some corporate bloke upset at having to hold with the rest of us plebs at BNN this eve asserted his status as a "Cat B" flight and dispatched the poor controller to go and make it so for him ....
Forum: Tech Log
17th Oct 2007, 23:09
Replies: 31
Views: 9,269
Posted By upandoffmyside

Wasn't there a Saudi Air Force 747 who...

Wasn't there a Saudi Air Force 747 who mis-identified an airfield in India a few years ago and ended up landing on something a bit similar to Guernsey's massive 1400m ?
I seem to recall the plan...
29th Mar 2007, 22:08
Replies: 136
Views: 42,964
Posted By upandoffmyside


Kegworth was mentioned at the beginning of this thread.

Held up as an example ? - within bmi it is almost positively not ever talked about, whereas you'd think the multitude of lessons from this...
5th Mar 2007, 13:05
Replies: 111
Views: 31,363
Posted By upandoffmyside

Time pressure

The effect of time pressure on the operational safety of intense short-haul multi-sector operations could do with a good examination.

Anyone else seen a major jet operator arrive next door on...
26th Feb 2007, 20:28
Replies: 111
Views: 31,363
Posted By upandoffmyside

fatigue & safety

The development of part-time commercial flying could also do with high-lighting.

Since 9/11 part-time flying was introduced in many UK airlines as a way of mitigating pilot redundancies.

2nd Feb 2007, 21:05
Replies: 587
Views: 145,939
Posted By upandoffmyside

Smile bmed & bmi

I'd like to add to the warm welcome to our new chums joining us from the south side of lhr.
We look forward to meeting, learning and working with you all in due course and sharing a few beers...
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