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Forum: Tech Log
29th Sep 2017, 11:03
Replies: 2,056
Views: 1,263,064
Posted By Thridle Op Des

Every time I taxi past 'AB in Heathrow I really...

Every time I taxi past 'AB in Heathrow I really feel sorry that somehow it hasn't become a centrepiece for one of the terminals, I half expected T5 to have it hanging off the ceiling. Are there any...
Forum: Rotorheads
5th Sep 2017, 14:34
Replies: 5,651
Views: 3,216,409
Posted By Thridle Op Des

Hi VF, not to steal your well deserved thunder,...

Hi VF, not to steal your well deserved thunder, having tried both, I can say the 777 seat is highly overrated!
Forum: Rotorheads
4th Sep 2017, 10:53
Replies: 5,651
Views: 3,216,409
Posted By Thridle Op Des

@ Sir Korsky: To be honest it's a bit of a toss...

@ Sir Korsky: To be honest it's a bit of a toss up between a B777 seat and a B206 seat. I think Bell and Boeing have the same seat designers.
Forum: Tech Log
5th Apr 2017, 05:47
Replies: 20
Views: 6,039
Posted By Thridle Op Des

I would agree with FD, I had this a few years ago...

I would agree with FD, I had this a few years ago on a training trip into Doha with an A330. We were 15 nm 90 degree right base for 34 and ATC cleared us for the approach. Trainee reached up and hit...
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Jan 2017, 09:44
Replies: 20
Views: 4,352
Posted By Thridle Op Des

Never having flown an 'N' or even seen one in the...

Never having flown an 'N' or even seen one in the flesh, I was told (possibly incorrectly) that the 212 has inter-engine firewalls and the 'N' does not (or not enough to satisfy the certification...
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Jan 2017, 01:54
Replies: 69
Views: 16,016
Posted By Thridle Op Des

As a snot nosed recently ex-cadet I was in ND...

As a snot nosed recently ex-cadet I was in ND January 1981 doing an IR course, I recollect the engineers trooping into the portakabins smothered in a mixture of dark mud and ice having recovered a...
Forum: Tech Log
17th Jan 2017, 06:12
Replies: 4
Views: 1,107
Posted By Thridle Op Des

We use FireSock, not saying it's any good, not...

We use FireSock, not saying it's any good, not had to use thanks goodness, Google suggests individually available.
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Jan 2017, 02:12
Replies: 218
Views: 106,698
Posted By Thridle Op Des

...and to add to the SA330J story, the same...

...and to add to the SA330J story, the same inclined drive shaft cover issue as the AS332L but with less spectacular results, it only opened out to within 1" (metric) of the tail rotor in SUM. Lesson...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Nov 2016, 02:20
Replies: 162
Views: 35,859
Posted By Thridle Op Des

On a moonless night over the western part of...

On a moonless night over the western part of Africa (almost) the present day, A Disembodied Voice comes up on 121.5:

DV: "Wheere aaree yooo?"

a pause:

DV: "Heeloo, wheere aaree yooo?"
...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Nov 2016, 02:51
Replies: 162
Views: 35,859
Posted By Thridle Op Des

A colour version of the U-8 image (non-redacted):...

A colour version of the U-8 image (non-redacted):

http://www.ec47.com/storage/UserFileFolder/RU-8_[Rev_B].jpg
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Nov 2016, 13:30
Replies: 6
Views: 2,012
Posted By Thridle Op Des

In the slightly bizarre way of this small world,...

In the slightly bizarre way of this small world, Pushp's daughter was a cabin crew on one of my flights last year.
Forum: Rotorheads
30th Sep 2016, 16:17
Replies: 883
Views: 409,925
Posted By Thridle Op Des

This is still in process, be interesting to see...

This is still in process, be interesting to see if the precedent is set despite the judges assertion:

Scottish Court Orders Release of Sumburgh Helicopter CVFDR - Aerossurance...
Forum: Tech Log
18th Sep 2016, 07:51
Replies: 2
Views: 1,535
Posted By Thridle Op Des

With a bit of work you can do it in MS Word, if...

With a bit of work you can do it in MS Word, if you need any examples, PM me.
Forum: Questions
18th Sep 2016, 07:49
Replies: 7
Views: 3,668
Posted By Thridle Op Des

You fly the prescribed speed required in the AIP:...

You fly the prescribed speed required in the AIP: 220 kts at FL140 and below, and standard ICAO above FL140. The GD for an A380 is roughly 195-200 KIAS (weight dependent). ATC in LHR are very aware...
Forum: Middle East
14th Aug 2016, 05:06
Replies: 30
Views: 23,552
Posted By Thridle Op Des

@HTC - yes he is.

@HTC - yes he is.
Forum: Middle East
27th Jul 2016, 08:08
Replies: 90
Views: 82,039
Posted By Thridle Op Des

It frequently disappears briefly, I would...

It frequently disappears briefly, I would 'mayday' after a couple of days.
26th Jul 2016, 15:17
Replies: 29
Views: 19,295
Posted By Thridle Op Des

Interestingly a semi-precedent has been set,...

Interestingly a semi-precedent has been set, albeit under Scottish law, though according to Lord Jones, not a precedent:

Scottish Court Orders Release of Sumburgh Helicopter CVFDR - Aerossurance...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Jul 2016, 10:06
Replies: 1,918
Views: 1,470,214
Posted By Thridle Op Des

Despite there being no certainty about the source...

Despite there being no certainty about the source of the failure trajectory in this case yet, the whole question of engineering and design intent is still worth reflecting on.

We can always look...
Forum: Middle East
16th May 2016, 11:40
Replies: 14
Views: 8,287
Posted By Thridle Op Des

What ever you do, do not use the "Mac One" they...

What ever you do, do not use the "Mac One" they charge nearly the full price for every "upgrade", I used to be a real fan of their product once, but they got the 'greed' bug.

For a really cheap...
4th May 2016, 12:09
Replies: 86
Views: 48,341
Posted By Thridle Op Des

As a 'frequent flyer' on this route, my sympathy...

As a 'frequent flyer' on this route, my sympathy goes out to the BA crew and a strong dose of being thankful for my good luck (thus far) not to be on the receiving end of a 'close inspection'. One of...
Forum: Tech Log
3rd May 2016, 06:01
Replies: 3
Views: 1,517
Posted By Thridle Op Des

I am guessing that what you are seeing is a...

I am guessing that what you are seeing is a portable brake fan in action, to put brake fans onto the A380 has a substantial weight penalty, to manage brake temperatures, some destinations have mobile...
Forum: Tech Log
29th Apr 2016, 06:22
Replies: 31
Views: 8,542
Posted By Thridle Op Des

I'm sorry, for this poor pilot an EPR of .982 in...

I'm sorry, for this poor pilot an EPR of .982 in the cruise, level flight at FL410 at 220 tonnes IS meaningless. Maybe I should have been more specific about the conditions I was describing.
Forum: Tech Log
27th Apr 2016, 12:25
Replies: 31
Views: 8,542
Posted By Thridle Op Des

Like FullWings, I flew an engine where we had an...

Like FullWings, I flew an engine where we had an EPR of 0.982 or something equally meaningless (RR Trent 500), since then, I have always preferred N1, not as a direct measure of performance, but...
Forum: Rotorheads
11th Jan 2016, 15:41
Replies: 150
Views: 17,280
Posted By Thridle Op Des

I would be very surprised if the OEMs go into...

I would be very surprised if the OEMs go into that kind of detail in either an FCOM or even a FCTM (based on an OEM that has published guidance for 30 years)

TOD
Forum: Rotorheads
28th Dec 2015, 06:49
Replies: 150
Views: 17,280
Posted By Thridle Op Des

Hi CT, yes I would agree, however I would also...

Hi CT, yes I would agree, however I would also suggest that we are all in the business of the aviation business. We promise to get our load of warm pink bodies to destination together with any...
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