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1st Mar 2019, 18:59
Replies: 660
Views: 1,313,493
Posted By IcePack

Sudden significant negative G onset would...

Sudden significant negative G onset would certainly cause confusion if not expected.
Can anyone estimate the neg G that could be experienced from the traces posted in this thread.
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Feb 2019, 21:55
Replies: 263
Views: 31,143
Posted By IcePack

Surely this accident is one that anyone could...

Surely this accident is one that anyone could have had. HRH passed the eyesight test and I presume is still mentally fit.
I know a bit about dealing with elderly drivers. My father tragically got...
11th Dec 2018, 04:37
Replies: 60
Views: 10,478
Posted By IcePack

My memory of names is bit thin, but yes quite a...

My memory of names is bit thin, but yes quite a few ex BA pilots came across to BAF. Most were aged 55 so had taken redundancy/retirement from BA. BAF had become an ad-hoc charter leasing company &...
26th Nov 2018, 07:11
Replies: 2,098
Views: 1,037,587
Posted By IcePack

A lot of engineers use circuit breakers like...

A lot of engineers use circuit breakers like switches. Using them to reset systems all the time. Eg I brought an A320 in with a popped fuel pump breaker. These are a no no reset until the circuit has...
24th Nov 2018, 15:53
Replies: 2,098
Views: 1,037,587
Posted By IcePack

As I posted previously I wonder if something...

As I posted previously I wonder if something broke or forces were beyond their design limit. (Ability of the tailplane to produce sufficient down force at that speed & setting)
However, would the...
14th Nov 2018, 17:07
Replies: 2,098
Views: 1,037,587
Posted By IcePack

Something to try in the sim which was used on the...

Something to try in the sim which was used on the 737-300 in the 1980’s. In the event of a full nose down stabiliser jam. Try getting the pnf to put his lap strap around the control column. ( pnf...
12th Nov 2018, 10:59
Replies: 56
Views: 17,091
Posted By IcePack

says it all really. ATC ground...

says it all really. ATC ground procedural/restrictions having un- foreseen safety repercussions.
Also before I retired the number of readback errors ( not picked up by atc) was increasing. Ie...
12th Nov 2018, 07:16
Replies: 111
Views: 69,644
Posted By IcePack

Being an Airbus pilot, some time ago we learnt a...

Being an Airbus pilot, some time ago we learnt a lot about control checks, How & at what point they should be done due this...
Forum: Jet Blast
8th Nov 2018, 15:39
Replies: 73
Views: 3,579
Posted By IcePack

Don’t think it has been mentioned, but on the...

Don’t think it has been mentioned, but on the video it appears to show a female holding/placing the card board “model” onto the bonfire. However it would appear that only males handed themselves in....
4th Nov 2018, 17:01
Replies: 2,098
Views: 1,037,587
Posted By IcePack

Good post Capn Bloggs. Trouble is us pilots spent...

Good post Capn Bloggs. Trouble is us pilots spent so many years dumbing down our profession that everyone thinks they can do it. This includes the owners & management hence recruit anyone especially...
22nd Oct 2018, 11:22
Replies: 99
Views: 20,115
Posted By IcePack

As I said Kerosine "Not a lot of authority in law...

As I said Kerosine "Not a lot of authority in law for the Captain prior to door closure."
22nd Oct 2018, 10:23
Replies: 99
Views: 20,115
Posted By IcePack

Hence getting the police is the best policy....

Hence getting the police is the best policy. Ejecting pax without legal authority, you may find yourself defending your action in court. I agree with kerosine, but be prepared to have a year or so of...
22nd Oct 2018, 09:53
Replies: 99
Views: 20,115
Posted By IcePack

Not a lot of authority in law for the Captain...

Not a lot of authority in law for the Captain prior to door closure.
17th Oct 2018, 15:13
Replies: 4
Views: 1,089
Posted By IcePack

Monarch & Brittania had the medivac contract for...

Monarch & Brittania had the medivac contract for Gulf War 2. The aircraft were configured with stretchers as well as seats. Routes were from Akrotiri to somewhere in the UK depending which hospital...
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Oct 2018, 22:45
Replies: 2,239
Views: 286,434
Posted By IcePack

Anyone know anything about the Viking settlement...

Anyone know anything about the Viking settlement on east coast of Greenland. ‘‘Twas there for about 700 years” then it got too cold to grow crops so they ate their dogs & the settlement ceased to...
27th Sep 2018, 11:34
Replies: 3,600
Views: 939,810
Posted By IcePack

During the late 80’s summers Monarch Airlines...

During the late 80’s summers Monarch Airlines used to get 18+ hours a day out of their 737s. You never got into a cold seat & the aircraft were never electricaly shut down. Today the infrastructure...
24th Sep 2018, 06:39
Replies: 24
Views: 13,410
Posted By IcePack

If I remember correctly you have to be below 50ft...

If I remember correctly you have to be below 50ft for the FBW to allow cross controls. This thread might also be a timely reminder in that on touch down any aeleron input you have applied is halved.
25th Aug 2018, 16:21
Replies: 259
Views: 45,109
Posted By IcePack

Back in the day one of our older pilots was...

Back in the day one of our older pilots was working for allowances only, when colleagues with wives & children had been made redundant. His answer “just keeping my hand in old boy”. Yep he was on a...
16th Jul 2018, 16:58
Replies: 448
Views: 145,657
Posted By IcePack

Did a little time on Curtiss C46. Engine failure...

Did a little time on Curtiss C46. Engine failure if you could start chucking the freight if you couldn’t pick a field. But they we’re controllable & great fun to fly. Different times different rules....
10th Jul 2018, 09:55
Replies: 259
Views: 45,109
Posted By IcePack

Before any increase in compulsory retirement age...

Before any increase in compulsory retirement age for pilots is brought in. The medical & flight checking procedures need to be addressed. During my career I saw far too many “check in the box” passes...
7th Jul 2018, 15:59
Replies: 136
Views: 32,263
Posted By IcePack

Hopefully this incident inc this thread will...

Hopefully this incident inc this thread will prompt pilots into fully understanding what they are trying to achieve prior to & during an evac. I was no ace, but was always astounded at the “flaffing”...
25th Jun 2018, 16:34
Replies: 40
Views: 17,120
Posted By IcePack

Some years ago I returned to Cancun with the...

Some years ago I returned to Cancun with the cabin ceiling on fire in a 767. Customs proceeded to search be a noxious & confiscating all the duty free the crew had just bought on departure from...
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Jun 2018, 11:32
Replies: 68
Views: 4,801
Posted By IcePack

Glad to hear it as I had been told only 2000m. ...

Glad to hear it as I had been told only 2000m. Due its position.
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Jun 2018, 11:20
Replies: 68
Views: 4,801
Posted By IcePack

This proposed new runway. How long will it be ?...

This proposed new runway. How long will it be ? Last time I had an interest in it, the length was rather restrictive, so is it worth it! Seems “they” are planning just for commuter traffic. Bit short...
Forum: Jet Blast
21st May 2018, 10:15
Replies: 0
Views: 485
Posted By IcePack

Ryanair

First well done Ryanair & their excellent results released today. (21/5/18)
i am always intrigued when a company says it won’t issue a pay rise to their Aircrew that will compromise the low cost...
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