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9th Jan 2020, 01:46
Replies: 88
Views: 55,665
Posted By Capvermell

Surely the cost of losing an operating aircraft,...

Surely the cost of losing an operating aircraft, the subsequent death compensation claims and the loss of trust in the airline brand in question for the next several years is vastly more expensive...
26th Apr 2019, 12:40
Replies: 2,402
Views: 2,806,683
Posted By Capvermell

I heard very tragic news just now on BBC Radio 4...

I heard very tragic news just now on BBC Radio 4 of the sudden death of Sala's father from a heart attack at age 58.

Having lost a relative (my father) much too young at age 64 to a sudden heart...
24th Feb 2019, 05:59
Replies: 921
Views: 2,253,171
Posted By Capvermell

I didn't think birds could fly that high but...

I didn't think birds could fly that high but apparently some can all the way up to normal cruising altitude for a commercial jet.

See https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_birds_by_flight_heights...
24th May 2017, 18:44
Replies: 42
Views: 25,252
Posted By Capvermell

I don't think any of them will be flying to...

I don't think any of them will be flying to London Heathrow or have Club Class available like British Airways do though.

Total direct flight movements from LHR to PMI by BA now exceed one daily...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Apr 2017, 09:24
Replies: 432
Views: 190,128
Posted By Capvermell

I think this lower level of magnification at...

I think this lower level of magnification at www.streetmap.co.uk/map.srf?x=265822&y=328841&z=0&sv=52.840320,+-3.993511&st=7&mapp=map.srf&searchp=ids.srf shows rather better where the site actually is...
24th Apr 2015, 08:55
Replies: 3,527
Views: 5,214,460
Posted By Capvermell

NigelOnDraft wrote:- So what is the Boeing...

NigelOnDraft wrote:-

So what is the Boeing Honeywell Uninterruptible Autopilot then?

See Boeing Honeywell Uninterruptible Autopilot - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia...
24th Apr 2015, 08:02
Replies: 3,527
Views: 5,214,460
Posted By Capvermell

LordSpandexMasher wrote:- Yes there is:- ...

LordSpandexMasher wrote:-

Yes there is:-

1. Vastly enhance current aircraft control systems so that they simply refuse deliberate control inputs by a pilot in charge that could only have the...
28th Mar 2015, 14:40
Replies: 3,527
Views: 5,214,460
Posted By Capvermell

I don't agree with that view at all as the FAA...

I don't agree with that view at all as the FAA has already had the second non pilot person in the cockpit during loo breaks etc rule for several years and there have been no suicides by flight deck...
26th Mar 2015, 22:03
Replies: 3,527
Views: 5,214,460
Posted By Capvermell

If any of that was really true then surely he...

If any of that was really true then surely he would have just acted like the pilot of Silkair 185 or MH370 by pulling the CVR and FDR circuit breakers to stop both data recorders before he initiated...
17th Mar 2015, 18:45
Replies: 70
Views: 24,681
Posted By Capvermell

Just to say that one of my close relatives lives...

Just to say that one of my close relatives lives in a house that is almost exactly under the centre line of approaches to and landings from the west at London Northolt about 8 miles out from the...
30th Dec 2014, 11:54
Replies: 243
Views: 257,581
Posted By Capvermell

DaveReidUK said:- Yes they do. That option is...

DaveReidUK said:- Yes they do. That option is called the Close Parallel Runway. The nature of the Gatwick airport site is such that there are issues with aircraft taxiing across the end of the...
30th Dec 2014, 09:12
Replies: 243
Views: 257,581
Posted By Capvermell

Mikehotel152 wrote:- If a plane crash lands and...

Mikehotel152 wrote:- If a plane crash lands and substantially breaks up with a fire on one runway at a two or more runway airport then of course the whole airport is normally closed whilst the...
29th Dec 2014, 20:17
Replies: 243
Views: 257,581
Posted By Capvermell

With all the RAF's eggs in southern England now...

With all the RAF's eggs in southern England now being placed very firmly in the Brize Norton basket (following the closure of Lyneham) and its 10,007ft (3050m) length being long enough for most...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Nov 2014, 05:24
Replies: 2,934
Views: 2,153,507
Posted By Capvermell

Poor reporting on BBC Radio 4 this morning...

Poor reporting on BBC Radio 4 this morning (Saturday 29th November 2014 - I think on their news bulletin at 6am) where they stated that it was a year on today from the Glasgow Police helicopter crash...
20th Jul 2014, 11:42
Replies: 13
Views: 3,668
Posted By Capvermell

Well that is not how almost any other internet...

Well that is not how almost any other internet discussion forum works and it is not what is suggested when you subscribe for "Instant Email Notification" as precisely the same term is used by most...
20th Jul 2014, 11:24
Replies: 13
Views: 3,668
Posted By Capvermell

I see that I now already have another nine post...

I see that I now already have another nine post update emails in the last half hour or so for the MH17 thread, even though I have supposedly been given some "time away" from that thread. Yet the...
20th Jul 2014, 10:38
Replies: 13
Views: 3,668
Posted By Capvermell

I don't want to look like I am tagging on to...

I don't want to look like I am tagging on to someone else's thread but I think its reasonable to post here having had the same message from the Mods in relation to the newer but equally white hot...
20th Jul 2014, 05:49
Replies: 1,644
Views: 2,139,605
Posted By Capvermell

Isn't there any chance that ATC Radar will have...

Isn't there any chance that ATC Radar will have captured the missile's path from launch to impact with its target. Of course as the Ukrainians have not so far come up with anything then perhaps not....
27th Mar 2014, 16:15
Replies: 32
Views: 20,281
Posted By Capvermell

flt001 wrote:- No its 37 years to the day today...

flt001 wrote:- No its 37 years to the day today since the crash involving the KLM and Pan Am 747s at Los Rodeos (Tenerife North) Airport in Tenerife.

See Tenerife airport disaster - Wikipedia, the...
27th Mar 2014, 15:28
Replies: 32
Views: 20,281
Posted By Capvermell

Ship Mistaken For Plane Crash In Gran Canaria...

Ship Mistaken For Plane Crash In Gran Canaria (http://news.sky.com/story/1233056/ship-mistaken-for-plane-crash-in-gran-canaria)

So a false alarm telling us only that some journalists do not know...
27th Mar 2014, 15:21
Replies: 32
Views: 20,281
Posted By Capvermell

BBC Radio 5 Live has also given a News Flash...

BBC Radio 5 Live has also given a News Flash around 3.17pm reporting an aircraft has crashed in to the sea en route to or from the Canary Islands. No further details of any kind as yet.
8th Mar 2014, 12:50
Replies: 11,823
Views: 22,369,209
Posted By Capvermell

So are you really trying to argue that almost...

So are you really trying to argue that almost uniquely among EU member states (and especially Western EU member states) that Italy has no citizens at all who hold its passports who are of Chinese...
8th Mar 2014, 00:00
Replies: 11,823
Views: 22,369,209
Posted By Capvermell

From the airline's own website page at MH370...

From the airline's own website page at MH370 Flight Incident | Malaysia Airlines (http://www.malaysiaairlines.com/my/en/site/dark-site.html)
7th Mar 2014, 23:30
Replies: 11,823
Views: 22,369,209
Posted By Capvermell

Also just confirmed on Sky News at 00.26 today...

Also just confirmed on Sky News at 00.26 today (Saturday 8th March)

Looks like the plane has already been missing for five to six hours but that details have only just been released to the press...
16th Jul 2012, 10:47
Replies: 3,499
Views: 1,305,219
Posted By Capvermell

I think what is much more likely is that the...

I think what is much more likely is that the regular price for this parking had been increased far too much in the name of political correctness about using public transport and in a recessionary...
15th Jul 2012, 12:12
Replies: 52
Views: 13,925
Posted By Capvermell

Four years ago (2008) I attended Farnborough on...

Four years ago (2008) I attended Farnborough on four different days including Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday. It was a good deal easier for aviation enthusiasts to attend on the Monday to...
15th Dec 2011, 15:33
Replies: 13
Views: 5,875
Posted By Capvermell

I thought Customs would provide the necessary...

I thought Customs would provide the necessary formalities at Son Bonet where required even though the majority of traffic in to the airport is of domestic origin.
15th Dec 2011, 15:26
Replies: 13
Views: 5,875
Posted By Capvermell

Probably best to pay a visit to or make enquiries...

Probably best to pay a visit to or make enquiries at Son Bonet airfield as if there are any they should be aware of them.

See Aeropuerto de Son Bonet - Aena Aeropuertos...
12th Jun 2011, 07:51
Replies: 146
Views: 36,483
Posted By Capvermell

In the UK criminal courts everyone is considered...

In the UK criminal courts everyone is considered innocent until it is proven otherwise so whether or not people get bail has nothing whatsoever to do with the length of potential sentence if found...
12th Jun 2011, 07:18
Replies: 146
Views: 36,483
Posted By Capvermell

There seems to be no information whatsoever in...

There seems to be no information whatsoever in that story on whether or not Nigel Farage was being legally carried as a passenger by the pilot.

If after the 6 month investigation the insurance...
11th Jun 2011, 11:46
Replies: 2,686
Views: 1,086,065
Posted By Capvermell

In England we would normally call these people...

In England we would normally call these people line managers and not Directors. The Directors are the people on the main board of the company who also usually earn the big bucks.

Spanair seemed...
10th Jun 2011, 18:34
Replies: 146
Views: 36,483
Posted By Capvermell

I'm glad to see some sense has finally prevailed...

I'm glad to see some sense has finally prevailed (in view of the suspended only sentence for what nominally were serious threats) and that it has been realised that these threats were clearly not...
14th Apr 2011, 18:02
Replies: 146
Views: 36,483
Posted By Capvermell

Was there any evidence given that Farage turned...

Was there any evidence given that Farage turned up on the day with a banner larger than that which the pilot had originally indicated was the biggest he could safely tow?

If Farage then insisted...
28th Mar 2011, 11:08
Replies: 8
Views: 2,385
Posted By Capvermell

I wouldn't have thought it really lends itself to...

I wouldn't have thought it really lends itself to a full movie because the time from from takeoff to splashdown is so short and whilst the rescue by the boats was of a movie length time frame there...
20th Mar 2011, 11:37
Replies: 8
Views: 2,385
Posted By Capvermell

I don't think it was ever in danger of being...

I don't think it was ever in danger of being scrapped given the significance of this event in aviation history hence makings its value to a museum considerably more than its scrap value.
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