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Forum: Tech Log
9th Jun 2020, 00:48
Replies: 6
Views: 1,200
Posted By Three Wire

If you saw this on your approach and landing,...

If you saw this on your approach and landing, then you used a less than optimal technique. Time to reread the FCTM and rethink your technique.
30th May 2020, 09:50
Replies: 1,632
Views: 2,442,915
Posted By Three Wire

Many years ago, PIA received its first 747. The...

Many years ago, PIA received its first 747. The flight was scheduled into Lahore (the capital city) turned around, and with the same crew flew the final sector to Karachi of the delivery flight.
The...
29th May 2020, 03:29
Replies: 6
Views: 2,013
Posted By Three Wire

Angel RIP Dick. A great manager, and from all...

RIP Dick.
A great manager, and from all reports, a a good intructor who believed in Training and not checking.
Forum: Tech Log
29th Mar 2020, 00:35
Replies: 13
Views: 1,472
Posted By Three Wire

There is a rotary selector switch with two...

There is a rotary selector switch with two selections: auto - 1000.
auto is used when flying a VNV approach, otherwise thousands for where airplanes fly normally.
Forum: Tech Log
28th Mar 2020, 03:51
Replies: 13
Views: 1,472
Posted By Three Wire

First observed on a B737-300, the one with the...

First observed on a B737-300, the one with the new MCP. In the same time frame, it was observed on a B767. It did lead to a loss of separation incident with a QF 747 and a AN B737 climbing out of...
25th Feb 2020, 09:31
Replies: 14
Views: 5,100
Posted By Three Wire

it dates back to the debut of the Phabulous...

it dates back to the debut of the Phabulous Phantom, which generated a huge Sound of freedom. And of course it extended naturally to other loud American aiplanes.
Forum: Middle East
16th Jul 2019, 08:21
Replies: 75
Views: 100,910
Posted By Three Wire

the fifth was QF

the fifth was QF
18th Jun 2019, 10:23
Replies: 79
Views: 27,332
Posted By Three Wire

Should have thrown that one away at the 90.

Should have thrown that one away at the 90.
4th Jun 2019, 05:14
Replies: 3
Views: 4,313
Posted By Three Wire

Funeral details

For those who knew him, and not directly in touch with Emirates, the following is of help :
Details of funeral arrangements received, please refer to below: The liturgy of funerals, followed by the...
3rd Jan 2019, 05:05
Replies: 125
Views: 126,428
Posted By Three Wire

MJG. The only education I got was from crusty old...

MJG. The only education I got was from crusty old FSGTs at Pt Cook. If you didn't walk around the prop on your walkaround they would belt your helmet far harder than any QFI. And then occasionally,...
17th Dec 2018, 12:03
Replies: 23
Views: 2,892
Posted By Three Wire

Smile I believe JT that in Ansett it was the KHUFAC...

I believe JT that in Ansett it was the KHUFAC course begun in 1983, and sourced from KLM. TAA in parallel, ran a course tailored by UQ specialiasts from the United course begun in 1980 or...
29th Oct 2018, 23:59
Replies: 118
Views: 44,694
Posted By Three Wire

The man was never a QFI nor a Training Captain.

The man was never a QFI nor a Training Captain.
Forum: Middle East
4th Jun 2018, 04:19
Replies: 22
Views: 10,315
Posted By Three Wire

A long, long time ago, there used to be...

A long, long time ago, there used to be aplaygroup of HR/OPS people that met informally twice a year to compare notes and playbooks. The airline group included CX, EK, BA, AN (Ansett) and one other. ...
Forum: Tech Log
15th Apr 2018, 04:14
Replies: 29
Views: 6,138
Posted By Three Wire

A long time since I flew a B737 Centaurus, but...

A long time since I flew a B737 Centaurus, but the text is exactly the same in the B777 FCTM.

The pertinent phrase is “as required”. With a 60 kt headwind component, the speed trend arrow will be...
Forum: Tech Log
29th Mar 2018, 09:22
Replies: 22
Views: 6,018
Posted By Three Wire

Pretty good references Starbear. On both...

Pretty good references Starbear.

On both Airbus (post 300/A310) and Boeing (post B767) altitude capture is actually done by using V/S mode. It is hidden by either ALT * (Airbus) or the ALT alert...
8th Mar 2018, 01:12
Replies: 35
Views: 12,096
Posted By Three Wire

V is for fixed wing and H is foe helicopter. ...

V is for fixed wing and H is foe helicopter.

Hence HU is Helicopter Utility squadron VF is for Fixed-wing Fighter.
Forum: Tech Log
26th Jan 2018, 10:49
Replies: 6
Views: 2,449
Posted By Three Wire

One quirk of the system. When a trim input is...

One quirk of the system. When a trim input is made, the centre point of the nose wheel sterring is lso changed. The clue is that the ACEs move the rudder pedals. There is no need to centre the...
10th Jan 2018, 01:22
Replies: 0
Views: 1,117
Posted By Three Wire

Geoff & Marika Tilley

I am looking for old friends, Geoff and Marika Tilley. Geoff flew for AAOA, Malaysian Airlines and SQ.
We lost touch sometime ago and in retirement I would like to catch up. Please PM me if you know...
Forum: Middle East
23rd Dec 2017, 18:46
Replies: 6
Views: 6,685
Posted By Three Wire

RIP my old friend. A source of much knowledge,...

RIP my old friend. A source of much knowledge, teller of astounding jokes, and as fascinated with things as I.
You will be sorely missed.
2nd Dec 2017, 06:03
Replies: 0
Views: 2,162
Posted By Three Wire

RAAF 93 Pilots Course

We are trying to organise a reunion 42 years after our graduation. We have tracked down most of our surviving members but cannot find FltLt Dave Hooworth, GrpCapt Bob Ambler or LCDR Dennis Murray.
...
15th Aug 2017, 07:16
Replies: 12,762
Views: 3,787,173
Posted By Three Wire

For Danny

An RAAF Vengeance taxying in New Guinea.

Snipped from ADF serials.

2773
Forum: Middle East
10th Aug 2017, 06:18
Replies: 409
Views: 485,919
Posted By Three Wire

I can understand what you mean because the...

I can understand what you mean because the original Flight Control Software was designed to give the feel of a B734 at 68 tonnes to a B777.

However, the AFCS software, system architecture, and the...
Forum: Tech Log
23rd Jun 2017, 09:58
Replies: 17
Views: 5,483
Posted By Three Wire

Slightly different problem on the A300/310. The...

Slightly different problem on the A300/310. The teflon inner liner was prone to "snagging " the cable. The solution was to turn on the engine anti-ice to " overheat " the pylon and throttle cable run.
11th Jun 2017, 02:54
Replies: 75
Views: 31,344
Posted By Three Wire

During my time Sinbad, a change to the Kahu...

During my time Sinbad, a change to the Kahu system was contemplated. We went so far as to discuss it with the Kiwi pilots and engineers at squadron level.

The change never happened probably for...
Forum: Tech Log
5th Jun 2017, 04:18
Replies: 4
Views: 2,396
Posted By Three Wire

The first symptom of hypoxia is the loss of...

The first symptom of hypoxia is the loss of colour vision by night above 10000 feet. That is why pilots need oxygen above 10000msl.

I would be very surprised if any regulator allowed 13000 feet...
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