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19th Aug 2022, 19:39
Replies: 114
Views: 14,156
Posted By fireflybob

I always understood that certain engineering...

I always understood that certain engineering procedures required a dual inspection, such as after work on critical items like flying controls.

If this final check of pitot covers removed rests...
19th Jun 2022, 11:45
Replies: 64
Views: 14,011
Posted By fireflybob

If my memory is correct Mandatory Occurrence...

If my memory is correct Mandatory Occurrence Reporting came as a result of this accident inquiry and recommendations. I believe BEA had a similar near miss when the LE droop was retracted below min...
9th Jun 2022, 16:53
Replies: 102
Views: 40,476
Posted By fireflybob

But publicly, on camera?

But publicly, on camera?
9th Jun 2022, 14:22
Replies: 102
Views: 40,476
Posted By fireflybob

Rather than striking I suggest the pilots go sick...

Rather than striking I suggest the pilots go sick at the end of sector one or three when the aircraft is away from base - let this pip squeak of a CEO sort it out then.
Forum: Tech Log
19th Mar 2022, 18:31
Replies: 36
Views: 6,861
Posted By fireflybob

Retired BA/BY yes that too! Because the...

Retired BA/BY yes that too!

Because the Kollsman (?) altimeter on the RH side referenced the pressurisation for landing until they retrofitted a standby altimeter which did that job and then a...
Forum: Tech Log
7th Feb 2022, 19:50
Replies: 36
Views: 6,861
Posted By fireflybob

I think it's horses for courses really. I've...

I think it's horses for courses really. I've operated both with different types of operation. If you've been brought up on QNH during initial training you don't think twice about the issue of...
22nd Jan 2022, 20:42
Replies: 2
Views: 872
Posted By fireflybob

Restricted Airspace near Marham 23rd Jan

Anyone know what the Restricted Airspace for tomorrow (23rd Jan) between 1126 and 1246, corridor running NNE to the west of Marham is for?
8th Oct 2021, 17:52
Replies: 12
Views: 10,418
Posted By fireflybob

Ash cloud affecting flights at TFN?...

Ash cloud affecting flights at TFN? (https://www.canarianweekly.com/posts/ash-cloud-affecting-tenerife-flights)

Interesting that AENA saying TFN airport is open but according to this report some...
11th Nov 2020, 21:43
Replies: 2,907
Views: 600,368
Posted By fireflybob

Spain just announced that from 23rd Nov ALL...

Spain just announced that from 23rd Nov ALL arrivals from red zone countries (currently includes uk) will have to show proof of negative test within 72 hours of arrival.

That will certainly not...
8th Sep 2020, 18:07
Replies: 2,907
Views: 600,368
Posted By fireflybob

UPDATE Coronavirus – 8th September...

UPDATE Coronavirus – 8th September (https://queeniesdailysnippets.wordpress.com/2020/09/08/update-coronavirus-8th-september/)

Depends a bit on which island you go to. Gran Canaria have the highest...
31st Aug 2020, 15:49
Replies: 2,907
Views: 600,368
Posted By fireflybob

When I flew to/from Tenerife in July/August with...

When I flew to/from Tenerife in July/August with another operator the rules were strictly enforced. I would like to hear the cabin crew's version of events. Cabin crew are not police personnel and...
16th Aug 2020, 20:11
Replies: 1,978
Views: 1,254,138
Posted By fireflybob

Also the Canaries have recently taken out a block...

Also the Canaries have recently taken out a block insurance for all visitors to their islands to cover if taken ill with Covid19 whilst there. You have to be staying in a hotel or equivalent (not...
16th Aug 2020, 20:05
Replies: 1,978
Views: 1,254,138
Posted By fireflybob

JCSL, which bank is that?

JCSL, which bank is that?
1st Aug 2020, 14:20
Replies: 202
Views: 53,768
Posted By fireflybob

Well that's not me! I think some people will...

Well that's not me! I think some people will disregard sensible precautions irrespective of how one attempts to motivate them.
1st Aug 2020, 12:31
Replies: 202
Views: 53,768
Posted By fireflybob

I've just returned from a week in Tenerife so now...

I've just returned from a week in Tenerife so now have to quarantine for 14 days, being a retiree this is not too much of an issue for me.
I felt far safer in Tenerife than I do back in the UK....
29th Jul 2020, 22:54
Replies: 202
Views: 53,768
Posted By fireflybob

I read today there is an insurance company which...

I read today there is an insurance company which will insure you, after all you’re not flying into a war zone. No idea what premiums and level of cover but when there’s a will! One wonders if this is...
30th Jun 2020, 09:44
Replies: 100
Views: 40,696
Posted By fireflybob

I think you will find their SOPs say that if the...

I think you will find their SOPs say that if the approach is not "coded" in the FMC then it is not permitted to engage LNAV/VNAV to fly the approach, or words to that effect.
I'm not saying I agree...
27th Jun 2020, 16:20
Replies: 159
Views: 111,381
Posted By fireflybob

I think another important aspect is that those...

I think another important aspect is that those who flaunt one rule (I can fake my licence, for example) are predisposed to breaking any of the other "rules".

Surely now the insurers are formally...
21st Apr 2020, 17:16
Replies: 40
Views: 7,220
Posted By fireflybob

A couple of things occur to me. If either...

A couple of things occur to me.

If either (or both) instructor or student have had the virus (proof required?) then presumably the individuals could fly together?

It may be a year or two away...
31st Mar 2020, 12:41
Replies: 10
Views: 1,271
Posted By fireflybob

Partial engine failures carry a much higher...

Partial engine failures carry a much higher fatality rate than total engine failure and yet, statistically, are 3 times more likely to happen (from an Australian study which I don't have to hand...
23rd Feb 2020, 20:18
Replies: 5
Views: 2,521
Posted By fireflybob

Ryan PT22 N53018 accident in France

From social media:-
Very sad news today about Ryan PT22 N53018, which is registered to an owner in Suffolk, lost in France today along with its crew of two.

Ryan PT22 N53018...
5th Feb 2020, 21:10
Replies: 32
Views: 7,693
Posted By fireflybob

It's a few years since I researched these matters...

It's a few years since I researched these matters so please go steady if I'm out of date!

I believe in the UK that the published aerodrome elevation is the "highest point on the landing area"...
24th Jan 2020, 11:59
Replies: 185
Views: 87,684
Posted By fireflybob

Surely one of the over arching aims of type...

Surely one of the over arching aims of type certification is that the aircraft is benign enough to be safely operated by an average crew rather than a test pilot.

in the case of the B737 Max it...
11th Nov 2019, 17:46
Replies: 211
Views: 149,114
Posted By fireflybob

How about the odd diversion (with attendant extra...

How about the odd diversion (with attendant extra fuel burn to reposition the a/c etc) which has been avoided due to tankering? Extra fuel gives you more flexibility which from a holistic point of...
16th Mar 2019, 22:40
Replies: 5,120
Views: 11,224,380
Posted By fireflybob

Was it a certification requirement that MCAS had...

Was it a certification requirement that MCAS had to be installed on the B737 Max? One presumes that if MCAS had not been installed these accidents would not have occurred. You have to be careful that...
Forum: Tech Log
12th Mar 2019, 17:07
Replies: 54
Views: 47,286
Posted By fireflybob

finncapt, I also joined BOAC in 1970 (as a young...

finncapt, I also joined BOAC in 1970 (as a young Second Officer) and started on the 707-436 and I recall this incident being talked about. Your version of events concurs with mine and I believe the...
7th Mar 2019, 15:01
Replies: 41
Views: 32,587
Posted By fireflybob

How awfully sad.

How awfully sad.
2nd Mar 2019, 16:29
Replies: 48
Views: 27,396
Posted By fireflybob

Isn't that the salient point that most ditchings...

Isn't that the salient point that most ditchings these days are unpremeditated, ie runway overuns etc?
Traditional ditching drills come from the days when large piston engine aircraft were halfway...
30th Jan 2019, 11:39
Replies: 16
Views: 6,895
Posted By fireflybob

Police attend light aircraft crash at Nottingham

Two reported injured

https://www.nottinghamshire.police.uk/news-article/police-attend-light-aircraft-crash
Allegedly EFATO landed in field, instructor and student ok.
23rd Jan 2019, 16:48
23rd Jan 2019, 15:32
Replies: 2,429
Views: 2,821,917
Posted By fireflybob

I may not be up to date with the latest...

I may not be up to date with the latest legislation but I thought with cost sharing the pilot had to pay at least 50% and there was a maximum all up weight permitted for such a flight. Perhaps...
6th Aug 2018, 16:34
Replies: 5
Views: 8,583
Posted By fireflybob

Ryanair pilot found dead

Some very sad news here. Although the Sun is saying this was suicide other reports state it was a suspected heart attack. Either way a tragic outcome.

Ryanair pilot found dead...
Forum: Tech Log
12th Mar 2018, 15:53
Replies: 51
Views: 23,729
Posted By fireflybob

I recently finished reading "Why We Sleep" which...

I recently finished reading "Why We Sleep" which is sobering read including the long term health hazards of repeated sleep disruption - I highly recommend it to anyone involved in safety critical...
19th Jan 2018, 21:36
Replies: 1,288
Views: 1,168,603
Posted By fireflybob

Ryanair agrees 20pc pay rise for UK pilots in bid...

Ryanair agrees 20pc pay rise for UK pilots in bid to ease tensions (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2018/01/18/ryanair-agrees-20pc-pay-rise-uk-pilots-bid-ease-tensions/)
23rd Dec 2017, 07:37
Replies: 607
Views: 403,649
Posted By fireflybob

Not in IATA code but it's actually Cardiff Train...

Not in IATA code but it's actually Cardiff Train Station so fairly close!
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