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11th Jun 2021, 17:31
Replies: 43
Views: 12,382
Posted By cessnapete

Looking at FR 24 there's a Voyager and a pair of...

Looking at FR 24 there's a Voyager and a pair of Typhoons constantly on station off Cornwall 25000/27000 ft. Neither based at St. Mawgan, transiting from their home bases.
Lets hope we get some...
3rd Jun 2021, 18:41
Replies: 36
Views: 4,912
Posted By cessnapete

Zero flight time conversions are the normal now...

Zero flight time conversions are the normal now on modern airline types.
I often wonder when passing Brize why there always seem to be A400s and Voyagers bashing the circuit. I presume they came...
2nd Jun 2021, 09:24
Replies: 5,143
Views: 749,848
Posted By cessnapete

Oh dear, Re the AZ 'scare". The risk of the AZ...

Oh dear, Re the AZ 'scare". The risk of the AZ vaccine data shows it's far more dangerous to a refuse the vaccine, than the tiny proportion of possible blood clotting.
Large proportion of UK...
15th May 2021, 16:30
Replies: 374
Views: 94,825
Posted By cessnapete

Lots of "courageous" BA and Virgin pilots have...

Lots of "courageous" BA and Virgin pilots have been flying to India regularly during the C19 event. Mainly freight. At the moment obviously no layover.
Double crewed, out and back with a couple of...
10th Mar 2021, 13:46
Replies: 12
Views: 4,696
Posted By cessnapete

L3 have been continuously training in the UK...

L3 have been continuously training in the UK iwith Diamond Twins throughout our Pandemic woes, with no infection issues.The main contract is civilian instructors teaching RAF students initial...
2nd Mar 2021, 13:38
Replies: 10
Views: 1,293
Posted By cessnapete

Fit a GFC 500. Magic!!

Fit a GFC 500. Magic!!
12th Feb 2021, 07:13
Replies: 5,143
Views: 749,848
Posted By cessnapete

Just for information, does Australia/ NZ have a...

Just for information, does Australia/ NZ have a vaccination programme in place.? We can’t eliminate C19 in the long term, and vaccines seem the way out to a life of some normalcy worldwide.
Or is...
6th Feb 2021, 11:14
Replies: 849
Views: 805,817
Posted By cessnapete

We've already passed that point, where ,poorly...

We've already passed that point, where ,poorly trained pilots are unable to throw away the automatics and manually fly while sorting out malfunctions in a an emergency. Or a trained in mindset that...
2nd Feb 2021, 13:23
Replies: 849
Views: 805,817
Posted By cessnapete

Am I being simplistic, but why on earth should...

Am I being simplistic, but why on earth should any A/T malfunction/ unserviceability cause any aircraft to crash? All aircraft are cleared to fly with the A/T u\s. On my last type we could even carry...
29th Jan 2021, 08:09
Replies: 849
Views: 805,817
Posted By cessnapete

Surely every airline SOP mandates on a coupled...

Surely every airline SOP mandates on a coupled approach, following through, hands on controls and thrust levers during final approaches. (My Company B 747,below 1000ft.) And most importantly on a Go...
28th Oct 2020, 08:06
Replies: 16
Views: 1,455
Posted By cessnapete

Or the turboprop Allison 250 powered P210...

Or the turboprop Allison 250 powered P210 conversion. The O&N Silver Eagle. 210 kts at FL 200 in pressurised comfort. With all the C210 airfield performance intact.
19th Oct 2020, 14:14
Replies: 723
Views: 299,391
Posted By cessnapete

I tend to agree with RetiredBA/BY MCAS or...

I tend to agree with RetiredBA/BY

MCAS or not Airmanship was sadly lacking in these accidents.
On the last accident ET out of Addis. Short trip, light aircraft, erroneous Stick Shaker on take...
8th Oct 2020, 14:55
Replies: 25
Views: 3,527
Posted By cessnapete

I tried to get a validation for my UK licence a...

I tried to get a validation for my UK licence a year or two ago. Started the paperwork four months before my visit. A week or two before my arrival in Oz, I was told a face to face interview required...
17th Sep 2020, 17:06
Replies: 2,004
Views: 1,694,394
Posted By cessnapete

I think the Count is/ was a BASSA member heavily...

I think the Count is/ was a BASSA member heavily involved in the CC Strike, which led to the formation of Mixed Fleet. Possibly not the greatest result for their members.
4th Sep 2020, 16:36
Replies: 19
Views: 4,638
Posted By cessnapete

As above, and avoid the shambles that have...

As above, and avoid the shambles that have become the EASA pilot licensing.
27th Aug 2020, 14:47
Replies: 23
Views: 9,559
Posted By cessnapete

My favorite Syd ATC clearance/ non clearance some...

My favorite Syd ATC clearance/ non clearance some years back.
Early morning arrival from foreign parts.

“Syd Big airways 888 FL 370, Parkes at xxx” ( local Syd radio travel info at the time, “The...
23rd Aug 2020, 20:03
Replies: 23
Views: 9,559
Posted By cessnapete

Missy

“As traffic and workload permits” There wasn’t any of either!
Still it’s comforting to know from past experience that Syd ATC hasn’t changed in 30 years!!
22nd Aug 2020, 09:40
Replies: 23
Views: 9,559
Posted By cessnapete

https://youtu.be/LgppNdSEAag What a...

https://youtu.be/LgppNdSEAag

What a difference In attitude here!!
22nd Aug 2020, 06:55
Replies: 23
Views: 9,559
Posted By cessnapete

Bureaucracy reigns

In these odd times I read of the occasional light GA aircraft making an approach to Gatwick and Heathrow. No other traffic.
Not in Australia it seems!
A Beech Duchess on instrument training...
21st Jul 2020, 17:38
Replies: 17
Views: 2,408
Posted By cessnapete

I’m surprised at the high minima shown. Are GNSS...

I’m surprised at the high minima shown. Are GNSS LPV approaches not allowed ? Usually CAT 1 limits 200 ft.
13th Jul 2020, 16:15
Replies: 6
Views: 1,044
Posted By cessnapete

They both use same size ear pads. Transair pilot...

They both use same size ear pads. Transair pilot shop sent mine by return.
10th Jul 2020, 17:55
Replies: 96
Views: 56,418
Posted By cessnapete

BA pilot management announced some time ago that...

BA pilot management announced some time ago that sickness records would be part of their CR criteria.
12th Jun 2020, 12:51
Replies: 26
Views: 6,433
Posted By cessnapete

I don’t know about Australia, but a stock IFR...

I don’t know about Australia, but a stock IFR certified Garmin G430W allows you to carry out an ILS or GNSS LPV approach. Vertical guidance to CAT 1 limits at many places in USA and here in UK.
26th May 2020, 20:55
Replies: 2,004
Views: 1,694,394
Posted By cessnapete

GS- Alpha You misunderstood my post. I’m...

GS- Alpha

You misunderstood my post. I’m not condoning any of BAs possible actions Of course nobody thinks their proposals are morally just. Just stating the facts as they are.

One of my...
26th May 2020, 13:12
Replies: 2,004
Views: 1,694,394
Posted By cessnapete

As the new rates that BA are touting are 32G PA...

As the new rates that BA are touting are 32G PA for a CSM and 24G PA for the rest, it would be probably the Lhr Legacy CC who are posting potentially taking a 50/60% pay cut. Unfortunately even...
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