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Forum: Tech Log
3rd Mar 2019, 08:37
Replies: 10
Views: 1,396
Posted By Cuillin Hills

Having flown both types, I would suggest that a...

Having flown both types, I would suggest that a high quality type conversion course is required for the first Airbus rating (particularly at the groundschool stage).

A decent groundschool and...
25th Jan 2019, 18:08
Replies: 1,328
Views: 1,043,949
Posted By Cuillin Hills

I am with rog747 on this one - A330 is an...

I am with rog747 on this one - A330 is an excellent, very capable aircraft compared to a B788 and adapts very well to the short haul holiday market (compared to the B788).

I still don’t get the...
24th Jan 2019, 18:14
Replies: 1,328
Views: 1,043,949
Posted By Cuillin Hills

Why would you want a first-hand B788, for this...

Why would you want a first-hand B788, for this type of flying, let alone a second-hand B788?

Still trying to work out how TUI make money using a B788 on Manchester to Palma - there is more...
27th Oct 2018, 12:18
Replies: 162
Views: 123,000
Posted By Cuillin Hills

.......... where you can look forward to regular...

.......... where you can look forward to regular night DLM/RHO/TFS etc getting back at 0600h, winters out of base, deadheading, minibuses back to MAN from NCL after an overnight trip from the...
10th Oct 2018, 19:22
Replies: 43
Views: 7,593
Posted By Cuillin Hills

I recall one of the F100 Super Sabres going off...

I recall one of the F100 Super Sabres going off the end of runway 08 at Hurn - landed slightly long and chute failed - about 1988. Took the gear off and ended up in the scrub between 26 threshold and...
22nd Sep 2018, 16:24
Replies: 624
Views: 261,655
Posted By Cuillin Hills

....... and then there is the need to carry...

....... and then there is the need to carry sensible alternate fuel when you pitch up on the east coast of N America during the winter - let alone the ability to hold at destination.

Sensible...
28th Jul 2018, 12:44
Replies: 1,815
Views: 629,649
Posted By Cuillin Hills

It’s a Ryanair problem - for example, all Jet2...

It’s a Ryanair problem - for example, all Jet2 went with no or minimal delay.
8th Jul 2018, 11:46
Replies: 624
Views: 261,655
Posted By Cuillin Hills

Four hour delay to the Primera STN/ALC on...

Four hour delay to the Primera STN/ALC on Thursday 5th July due Crewing issues.
19th May 2018, 08:11
Replies: 871
Views: 672,651
Posted By Cuillin Hills

I had to smile at this comment by Yeoman - this...

I had to smile at this comment by Yeoman - this is exactly what Thomson did to us a few years ago when travelling to Cancun.

Due to a configuration change they tried to tell us we were now in...
4th Apr 2018, 07:39
Replies: 7
Views: 1,958
Posted By Cuillin Hills

I ski regularly in Austria. If I was on a...

I ski regularly in Austria.

If I was on a package (rare these days) I would go to Innsbruck.

When I travel flight only I go to Munich or Salzburg.

Salzburg has less weather risk than...
1st Feb 2018, 07:18
Replies: 54
Views: 16,886
Posted By Cuillin Hills

Will was flying for AirUK, as a F27 Captain based...

Will was flying for AirUK, as a F27 Captain based at Leeds, as late as 1991.

I remember him chuckling away, as I attempted to meet the demands of Paris ATC, as I manually flew (no autopilot) the...
30th Dec 2017, 20:05
Replies: 1,815
Views: 629,649
Posted By Cuillin Hills

Would’ve been the same at Heathrow in steady snow...

Would’ve been the same at Heathrow in steady snow showers, a contaminated runway and a strong crosswind.

Plenty of examples of BA being a shambles when snow hits LHR.

Please don’t try and...
28th Dec 2017, 17:34
Replies: 1,815
Views: 629,649
Posted By Cuillin Hills

Continuous snow showers until 1300h Unable...

Continuous snow showers until 1300h

Unable to keep runway clear of contamination due to continuous snow showers

Contaminated runway (10mm of slush) which affects take off performance

Strong,...
7th Dec 2017, 21:28
Replies: 1,328
Views: 1,043,949
Posted By Cuillin Hills

Confirming 100% wrong about the Captain being...

Confirming 100% wrong about the Captain being dismissed.

Erroneous information on pPrune - must be a first!

I disagree - the 757 was a very suitable aircraft for the GIB route.
8th Oct 2017, 13:06
Replies: 149
Views: 147,178
Posted By Cuillin Hills

Excellent post and excellent ‘nom de plume’,...

Excellent post and excellent ‘nom de plume’, G-DAJB!
2nd Oct 2017, 08:33
Replies: 1,188
Views: 860,925
Posted By Cuillin Hills

Illegal, basically. Various local state...

Illegal, basically. Various local state governments and national government carving something up with Lufthansa.

EU at it’s worst. Brits tends to do it by the book - some other EU countries use...
18th Sep 2017, 14:04
Replies: 6
Views: 1,076
Posted By Cuillin Hills

As advised above - train to main station is every...

As advised above - train to main station is every 30 minutes.

New and safe - about 25 minutes and pennies.

Old town is about 10 minute walk from main station (which is integrated into a large...
9th Sep 2017, 20:25
Replies: 155
Views: 67,766
Posted By Cuillin Hills

...........but even if your Final Salary pension...

...........but even if your Final Salary pension is below the PPF annual limit you will still lose 10% of your annual pension once the PPF take on the liability from the employer.

I do agree with...
9th Sep 2017, 09:15
Replies: 155
Views: 67,766
Posted By Cuillin Hills

The Monarch owners, quite simply, didn't wish to...

The Monarch owners, quite simply, didn't wish to meet their obligations to the Monarch Final Salary scheme.

The UK government, and the PPF, were next to useless under pressure (and threats of...
22nd Jul 2017, 15:28
Replies: 3,425
Views: 1,500,483
Posted By Cuillin Hills

The downside of the EU261 compensation culture....

The downside of the EU261 compensation culture. Any sensible airline would do this to keep the compensation to a minimum.

Passengers don't think about this aspect of EU261, naturally, until it...
22nd Jul 2017, 07:31
Replies: 40
Views: 7,062
Posted By Cuillin Hills

As a teenager (about 1981) I was on a family...

As a teenager (about 1981) I was on a family holiday in Alsace, France when we stopped at one of the large barge locks on the Rhein south of Karlsruhe.

The balmy summers afternoon peace was broken...
15th Jul 2017, 09:53
Replies: 4,242
Views: 1,165,723
Posted By Cuillin Hills

You can get 30 minutes in the adjacent Short Term...

You can get 30 minutes in the adjacent Short Term for not much more than the 10 minutes at the shambolic, timed, rapidly increasing in price drop-off. :ok:
23rd Apr 2017, 07:41
Replies: 6,446
Views: 5,240,819
Posted By Cuillin Hills

Ex wife(s) to pay for?

Ex wife(s) to pay for?
22nd Apr 2017, 15:41
Replies: 4,242
Views: 1,165,723
Posted By Cuillin Hills

I suspect Jet2's main targets are Thomas Cook,...

I suspect Jet2's main targets are Thomas Cook, Tui and Monarch - particularly across the Birmingham, Luton, Stansted catchment areas.

Possibly extending into the Gatwick catchment area south of...
16th Apr 2017, 09:02
Replies: 6,446
Views: 5,240,819
Posted By Cuillin Hills

Unfortunately, BA and other airlines have been...

Unfortunately, BA and other airlines have been doing this sort of thing for years.

I know many people who have passed BA selection but never actually joined due to changing operational...
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