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2nd Nov 2019, 16:15
Replies: 94
Views: 55,389
Posted By Del Prado

I heard about a policeman going through security...

I heard about a policeman going through security at Heathrow. He had to put his belt, lunch, handcuffs, taser, CS spray and gun through the X Ray machine.

They gave him back his belt, handcuffs,...
17th Oct 2019, 10:07
Replies: 2,543
Views: 1,810,907
Posted By Del Prado

The Q400 is not a dog. Iíve flown on it about 50...

The Q400 is not a dog. Iíve flown on it about 50 times a year for the last 9 years and the significant delays Iíve had I can count on the fingers of one hand. Iíve also had two cancellations, both...
Forum: ATC Issues
24th Sep 2019, 16:44
Replies: 66
Views: 26,657
Posted By Del Prado

Rushing to check in on freq. I sometimes can’t...

Rushing to check in on freq. I sometimes can’t even correct a wrong read back before someone else is jumping in. Your first call is usually not that urgent (but if it is we will call you.)

First...
26th Jul 2019, 16:06
Replies: 24
Views: 13,899
Posted By Del Prado

It’s not the thunderstorms that cause the delays,...

It’s not the thunderstorms that cause the delays, it’s the pilots who insist on avoiding them. ��
Forum: ATC Issues
23rd Jun 2019, 00:00
Replies: 27
Views: 6,462
Posted By Del Prado

Youíre right Satco, a usual-ish heading for LAM...

Youíre right Satco, a usual-ish heading for LAM traffic to be handed off from INT to FIN would be 120.
Forum: Tech Log
6th Jun 2019, 18:03
Replies: 29
Views: 5,205
Posted By Del Prado

Thanks for all the comments, lots of interesting...

Thanks for all the comments, lots of interesting points for me.

If you start to slow at 4.2-4.5 you’re not going to lose more than 10kts by 4d and that’s fine, it’s the ones that start to reduce...
Forum: Tech Log
5th Jun 2019, 09:08
Replies: 29
Views: 5,205
Posted By Del Prado

From an ATC perspective can I say a big thanks to...

From an ATC perspective can I say a big thanks to all of you that try and do achieve this.
However there are a significant number of crews that fail and that can have a big impact on delays.

An...
Forum: ATC Issues
5th Jun 2019, 08:16
Replies: 3
Views: 2,877
Posted By Del Prado

The instruction should be clear, explicit and...

The instruction should be clear, explicit and pilots should left in no doubt as to whether they are expected to establish or are being taken through.

However, shit happens and as a rough rule of...
16th May 2019, 15:52
Replies: 301
Views: 274,030
Posted By Del Prado

Thatís quite a policy the FAA have implemented...

Thatís quite a policy the FAA have implemented there, can you point me in the direction where this FAA policy is published?





Any source to this rumour?
15th Apr 2019, 07:02
Replies: 2,543
Views: 1,810,907
Posted By Del Prado

Seriously, did you read my post? Itís based on...

Seriously, did you read my post?
Itís based on Flight Global award for most punctual U.K. airline, Which report and my own experience of 60 flights PER YEAR over the last 10 years.
Whatís your...
8th Apr 2019, 12:38
Replies: 2,543
Views: 1,810,907
Posted By Del Prado

Those looking for punctuality? ...

Those looking for punctuality?

https://buyingbusinesstravel.com/news/0929755-flybe-named-most-punctual-uk-airline


itís not as though Ryanair havenít had recent, well publicised disruption due...
Forum: ATC Issues
9th Mar 2019, 08:27
Replies: 15
Views: 2,321
Posted By Del Prado

Ive been in a civil tower once when a tornado...

Ive been in a civil tower once when a tornado aborted take off and asked for the fire crew to have a look in case his brakes were ‘a bit warm.’
According to local orders that constitutes an AGI....
8th Feb 2019, 22:59
Replies: 55
Views: 36,686
Posted By Del Prado

No. I was a passenger on a flight yesterday and...

No. I was a passenger on a flight yesterday and the Captain briefed us that bad weather/strong winds were forecast. I found it reassuring that the conditions at destination had obviously been well...
Forum: ATC Issues
8th Feb 2019, 07:58
Replies: 32
Views: 12,090
Posted By Del Prado

Yes please, type and variant. But never...

Yes please, type and variant.


But never the QNH. That seems to be a habit creeping in and itís a real waste of precious RT time.
Forum: ATC Issues
2nd Feb 2019, 08:56
Replies: 6
Views: 2,218
Posted By Del Prado

Thats the important bit. Depends on how much...

Thats the important bit.

Depends on how much notice there is. How many aircraft need to be removed from infringing stands, whether closure can begin with the main runway (RETs blocked) before itís...
Forum: ATC Issues
1st Feb 2019, 10:38
Replies: 24
Views: 5,351
Posted By Del Prado

Lots of info in Mats part 1 about how to identify...

Lots of info in Mats part 1 about how to identify via Primary, mode A and mode S.

Mats part 1, chapter 6, section 4 onwards...
29th Jan 2019, 08:10
Replies: 1,835
Views: 695,100
Posted By Del Prado

Sorry, my bad, I meant Liverpool Street. ...

Sorry, my bad, I meant Liverpool Street.

However you may be missing my point.

It takes around one hour from touch down at Stansted, to taxy to stand, disembark, walk to immigration, (queue at...
29th Jan 2019, 00:05
Replies: 1,835
Views: 695,100
Posted By Del Prado

I know what you mean, distance wise thatís...

I know what you mean, distance wise thatís ridiculous. However I bet you can get to Waterloo from touching down at Southampton far faster than you can get to Euston from touch down at Stansted.
Forum: ATC Issues
23rd Jan 2019, 08:10
Replies: 3
Views: 1,283
Posted By Del Prado

ANO...

ANO (http://www.legislation.gov.uk/uksi/2016/765/contents/made)

Read parts 1,7 and 8 of this if you can’t get to sleep at night!

good luck.
21st Jan 2019, 19:46
Replies: 34
Views: 11,004
Posted By Del Prado

Maybe but Iíve been hearing that for 25 years and...

Maybe but Iíve been hearing that for 25 years and the day automation takes over is still touted as ďabout 10years away.Ē
Too many variables for automation to handle at the moment, thatís not to say...
23rd Nov 2018, 11:23
Replies: 14
Views: 6,997
Posted By Del Prado

Hydraulics. Braking, steering issues. That kind...

Hydraulics. Braking, steering issues. That kind of thing.....
Forum: ATC Issues
20th Nov 2018, 22:50
Replies: 25
Views: 2,690
Posted By Del Prado

I seem to remember a crash in the SE of England...

I seem to remember a crash in the SE of England under these exact circumstances.
Student pilot either didnít maintain height during orbit or stalled trying to level off when configured for landing....
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Nov 2018, 10:14
Replies: 11,536
Views: 1,274,367
Posted By Del Prado

Seems like a safe pair of hands?!? BoJo...

Seems like a safe pair of hands?!?

BoJo water cannons sold for £300,000 loss. (https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2018/nov/19/boris-johnson-unused-water-cannon-sold-for-scrap-at-300000-loss)
27th Oct 2018, 13:53
Replies: 18
Views: 12,151
Posted By Del Prado

Hi K. Apologies, I wasnít specifically flaming...

Hi K. Apologies, I wasnít specifically flaming you, more the thought that people are now looking at FR24 and similar and bringing incidents and non-incidents into the public domain without any...
25th Oct 2018, 23:53
Replies: 18
Views: 12,151
Posted By Del Prado

You could say that about most pairs of aircraft...

You could say that about most pairs of aircraft in busy airspace.

Is this what itís come to? Trial by internet, by people that donít know the rules, procedures, minima or circumstances?
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