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30th Nov 2022, 18:23
Replies: 100
Views: 9,405
Posted By blind pew

Considering there is still resentment between pro...

Considering there is still resentment between pro and anti treaty groups from a century ago and with the red white and blue curb Stones across the border I would guess not a great deal except the...
Forum: Tech Log
27th Nov 2022, 18:05
Replies: 35
Views: 3,790
Posted By blind pew

Papa India had nowt to do with pilot selection as...

Papa India had nowt to do with pilot selection as P2 was one of a course where a third were chopped and the week before his flat and course mate had lowered land flap at noise cutback instead of...
Forum: Tech Log
27th Nov 2022, 17:56
Replies: 35
Views: 3,790
Posted By blind pew

Seem to remember copilot taxiing a 747 managed to...

Seem to remember copilot taxiing a 747 managed to hit a building..second time that a 747 had taken in error that taxiway….big airlines x 2..
19th Nov 2022, 18:17
Replies: 13
Views: 3,955
Posted By blind pew

I was called out illegally for a 17 day trip over...

I was called out illegally for a 17 day trip over new year last minute just before a week free after I had flown my family over to stay with me…wasn’t the first time …had another with a trip that...
18th Nov 2022, 18:26
Replies: 43
Views: 6,415
Posted By blind pew

And it generally ran out below 500ft..Tel Aviv we...

And it generally ran out below 500ft..Tel Aviv we had to cross the coast above 1,000ft due to the military patrolling the beach watching out for terrorists.Of course it was rare to reach 1,000ft as...
17th Nov 2022, 17:31
Replies: 222
Views: 117,225
Posted By blind pew

How « formation flying » can suddenly go wrong. ...

How « formation flying » can suddenly go wrong.

In the late 80s I was on a 17 day Anchorage/ Tokyo flying the DC10 out of ZRH. The skipper was on Hunters and in the Swiss national gliding team...
16th Nov 2022, 15:10
Replies: 222
Views: 117,225
Posted By blind pew

Safety lectures

50 years ago I raised the subject of discussing accidents with our course head which fell on deaf ears even though he had lost his flying career from a self induced accident. Two years later it was...
13th Nov 2022, 15:10
Replies: 156
Views: 39,803
Posted By blind pew

An old mucka recanted a story whilst flying with...

An old mucka recanted a story whilst flying with the fleet chief on a wide body with a lady rhs who advised said chief that he should go around as they were unstabilised..chief replied in a vein of...
11th Nov 2022, 06:58
Replies: 113
Views: 11,965
Posted By blind pew

Radio is no excuse for not having a comprehensive...

Radio is no excuse for not having a comprehensive lookout.
i had an air miss whilst instructing with a guy joining supposedly 300 ft above me ..he had forgotten to set QFE and had transmitted his...
5th Nov 2022, 13:05
Replies: 44
Views: 2,938
Posted By blind pew

Shows you how ignorant I am..thanks

Shows you how ignorant I am..thanks
5th Nov 2022, 10:43
Replies: 20
Views: 2,535
Posted By blind pew

Dysfunctional family..call a spade a shovel PJ..

next thing you'll get someone bringing up the monitored approach mate! Whoops
5th Nov 2022, 05:20
Replies: 44
Views: 2,938
Posted By blind pew

Probably my ignorance

But there would appear to be a few accidents where those concerned did not understand the control philosophies in normal law let alone alternate law.
Not only Hableshiem nor AF447 then the China...
4th Nov 2022, 08:49
Replies: 44
Views: 2,938
Posted By blind pew

Sorry..my use of stick is from the old days...

Sorry..my use of stick is from the old days before side sticks were invented…
Amongst my group in the early 80s the control philosophies of Airbus were anathema (and still are).
The VC10 was bad...
3rd Nov 2022, 18:26
Replies: 44
Views: 2,938
Posted By blind pew

SWISSAIR

Took 12 around 1984..The foreigner course in front of me were drafted or offered system operator on the DC10. When it came to my turn I avoided it like the plague..not only halbeshiem, nor the routes...
25th Oct 2022, 03:46
Replies: 80
Views: 31,775
Posted By blind pew

Second that

A couple of great and informative posts
3rd Oct 2022, 07:21
Replies: 5
Views: 1,912
Posted By blind pew

I don’t think that we appreciated the risk of the...

I don’t think that we appreciated the risk of the dust building up on the stators and rotors and effecting engine performance let alone sand blasting the airframe. I was on the DC10 when the KLM...
30th Sep 2022, 07:39
Replies: 16
Views: 3,819
Posted By blind pew

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/448x1088/7f842807_054a_43de_b8ca_0c2add41bb6b_7f2530d5df46ee0f12576a91a8465df31582d7de.jpeg
This was the Ad that sold it to me; I got the car, the...
25th Sep 2022, 22:34
Replies: 15
Views: 8,563
Posted By blind pew

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/1500x2000/3f189ee3_0618_4fcd_a763_8a228f922103_ddcced1c03c6b00fc9f4e2572d28da7f274ba581.jpeg
24th Sep 2022, 10:57
Replies: 15
Views: 8,563
Posted By blind pew

Would appear that they've now bent half their fleet

https://www.gov.uk/government/news/aaib-report-boeing-737-4q8-g-jmcy-heavy-landing-resulting-in-significant-structural-damage-exeter-airport
24th Sep 2022, 08:29
Replies: 15
Views: 8,563
Posted By blind pew

Montpellier overrun

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/1787x1708/a2d6ec6e_ec5a_4ae1_ae2f_c914133d6445_c2999ff8edc71b2f44f0e868d544f9437b5cd3fe.jpeg
From the midilibre.fr
737 freighter ended with the...
Replies: 15
Views: 1,118
Posted By blind pew

Would disagree..whilst land as soon as possible...

Would disagree..whilst land as soon as possible would be nice there are times when it’s hours away as happened over the North Pole when our system gave two tracks 30 degrees apart.
Another in depth...
12th Sep 2022, 18:39
Replies: 29
Views: 4,490
Posted By blind pew

Trident female tick

When BA was formed BEA inherited a cambrian captain who was a tranny and was transitioning to a female so perhaps she counts.
I checked in behind they on the T1/T2 fsdo desk behind PB..they had a...
26th Aug 2022, 16:07
Replies: 27
Views: 5,945
Posted By blind pew

Ahh the good old 250 knots below 10,000..in my...

Ahh the good old 250 knots below 10,000..in my lot we used to ask Heathrow southerly departures if there was any ATC speed restrictions on a Biggin departure..then go up to VNE to get clear of the...
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Aug 2022, 21:54
Replies: 88
Views: 12,692
Posted By blind pew

Around 20 years ago at the pre worlds flown out...

Around 20 years ago at the pre worlds flown out of St Aubin one of the top pilots crossed a col in the alps maritime into orographic cloud and lost it. It was probably a lee side phenomena....
18th Aug 2022, 17:28
Replies: 2
Views: 1,615
Posted By blind pew

Not at all..don’t forget the industrial action...

Not at all..don’t forget the industrial action they took after AF447 went in after the company expected them to continue flying aircraft with non certified pitot probes.
18th Aug 2022, 07:29
Replies: 2
Views: 1,615
Posted By blind pew

Now Air France pilots and crew are complaining about fatigue

https://www.midilibre.fr/2022/08/18/10-des-pilotes-dair-france-en-etat-de-depression-un-syndicat-tire-la-sonnette-dalarme-aupres-du-gouvernement-10493176.php
15th Aug 2022, 18:53
Replies: 80
Views: 36,374
Posted By blind pew

My future wife (21) was bullied on a Trident...

My future wife (21) was bullied on a Trident going to Belfast when the IRA were bombing our aircraft and bars had to be specially security checked, sealed and the seal numbers HAD to match which they...
15th Aug 2022, 16:45
Replies: 80
Views: 36,374
Posted By blind pew

I broke the rules three times..the first ex home...

I broke the rules three times..the first ex home base when there wasn’t enough staff to load the containers. The captain was a waste of space and we all went over the max legal duty time without...
8th Aug 2022, 21:35
Replies: 7
Views: 1,194
Posted By blind pew

If you like challenge and have lots of time to...

If you like challenge and have lots of time to spare then gliding.
More expensive but with more freedom is paragliding.
Both are far more intellectually challenging than power flying.
My old uk...
1st Aug 2022, 13:59
Replies: 265
Views: 53,252
Posted By blind pew

Putting my neck into the noose…My information in...

Putting my neck into the noose…My information in those days was from company and Air Force horror comics and flight magazine read in WH Smiths as I couldn’t afford to subscribe.
Could have been a...
31st Jul 2022, 07:24
Replies: 265
Views: 53,252
Posted By blind pew

Wasn’t there a quaintass incident in the 70s...

Wasn’t there a quaintass incident in the 70s where the captain decided to ditch a 737? after the airfield went below limits and they had nowhere else to go but was saved by a dead heading crew member...
21st Jul 2022, 21:10
Replies: 37
Views: 5,239
Posted By blind pew

Weather

Be aware that the weather can suddenly change at Le Touquet.
I left a beautiful cloudless sky over London on Bastille day and by the time I was mid channel Le Touquet was closed VFR and was...
14th Jul 2022, 13:27
Replies: 266
Views: 94,179
Posted By blind pew

German/English

Had two occurrences in the frankfurt hold when lufthansa changed into German and was taken out from above us and given priority..
The second was much more scary as the eyebrow window was filled with...
6th Jul 2022, 08:23
Replies: 91
Views: 24,774
Posted By blind pew

Civil? But stupid Mid 80s and I was doing my...

Civil? But stupid
Mid 80s and I was doing my first West African rotation having been checked out several months before on the DC10. I had flown long range on the VC10.
Check in and it was going to...
28th Jun 2022, 06:37
Replies: 64
Views: 14,011
Posted By blind pew

Discorde

I baulked at reading the link at the detail and shear complexity of the Trident. It certainly was a great but complicated aircraft.
I'm surprised nowadays that I understood it all let alone knew how...
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