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3rd Feb 2023, 20:45
Replies: 59
Views: 6,160
Posted By Jump Complete

Isn’t likely to be a test of reactions and / or a...

Isn’t likely to be a test of reactions and / or a middle finger rather than a serious spying operation?
31st Jan 2023, 22:51
Replies: 34
Views: 3,310
Posted By Jump Complete

I used to fly the Aurigny Trislanders. One sunny...

I used to fly the Aurigny Trislanders. One sunny afternoon, I made the first landing of the day on the cross, grass runway. As I crossed the threshold, I saw the grass runway was covered with rabbits...
28th Jan 2023, 11:37
Replies: 1,000
Views: 739,669
Posted By Jump Complete

Been there. Four years ago I reported at...

Been there.
Four years ago I reported at Bristol to fly a BMI Regional Erj145 to Munich and back. Flight was full, checked in as normal, but an engineer stuck his head out of his office and said “I...
27th Dec 2022, 15:46
Replies: 36
Views: 10,705
Posted By Jump Complete

About 12 years ago, I was surprised to come...

About 12 years ago, I was surprised to come across, on a walk on the west coast of Guernsey, a small quarry, surrounded by fences and warming signs, still with the oil from the Torrey Canyon in it. ...
10th Dec 2022, 09:35
Replies: 30
Views: 3,342
Posted By Jump Complete

Maybe. I read it as ‘Not quite as a bad as you’d...

Maybe. I read it as ‘Not quite as a bad as you’d expect it to be.’
According to it’s Wiki page it had unhappy time at Boscome Down during testing and never made it into service.
10th Dec 2022, 08:30
Replies: 30
Views: 3,342
Posted By Jump Complete

Damming with faint praise! Which confirms my...

Damming with faint praise! Which confirms my instinctive reaction to the photo.
Forum: Tech Log
5th Dec 2022, 09:39
Replies: 8
Views: 1,200
Posted By Jump Complete

I agree that using the MCP button is in the ‘why...

I agree that using the MCP button is in the ‘why would you want to?’ category and deliberately using the trim to disconnect isn’t a good practice. Either technique would probably be questioned, both...
9th Nov 2022, 18:11
Replies: 22
Views: 5,640
Posted By Jump Complete

I heard it this morning, saw it on downwind for...

I heard it this morning, saw it on downwind for Birmingham (from just inside where landing traffic turns base leg for 15.) Flight radar showed it as belonging to Ukrainian operator Cavok Air and the...
1st Nov 2022, 21:29
Replies: 13
Views: 1,394
Posted By Jump Complete

Back in 1998, i briefly owned a share in a Evans...

Back in 1998, i briefly owned a share in a Evans VP1. It had a peacock-conversion VW Camper engine (1830cc versus the Beatle’s1600.) With 60KG me on board, it climbed at 500 fpm and cruised at 75mph....
22nd Sep 2022, 18:48
Replies: 41
Views: 5,318
Posted By Jump Complete

I used to fly a PA32-300 with a IO-540 for a...

I used to fly a PA32-300 with a IO-540 for a parachute centre. Generally, I found hot starts (engine only shut down for a few minutes) easy, as were cold starts. The luke warm starts, as it were...
Replies: 12
Views: 1,831
Posted By Jump Complete

Fold some paper to make a wing shape and...

Fold some paper to make a wing shape and experiment. You’ll see the up going aileron makes the upper surface of the wing less curved.
The increase in drag from the wing with the down going aileron...
19th Jul 2022, 19:16
Replies: 76
Views: 16,194
Posted By Jump Complete

I doubt the trade tickets were that much then,...

I doubt the trade tickets were that much then, (allowing for inflation) as I was pretty broke at the time! But also keen. Talked my way onto the 757-300 demonstrator. ‘Are you aircrew?’ ‘Yes!’ ..well...
19th Jul 2022, 18:33
Replies: 76
Views: 16,194
Posted By Jump Complete

I’ve only attended Farnborough once, in 2000....

I’ve only attended Farnborough once, in 2000. (On the day of the Concorde crash - I heard about it on the Farnborough radio station when I returned to my car.) I went on a trade day, you could apply...
6th Jul 2022, 22:41
Replies: 6
Views: 2,199
Posted By Jump Complete

It must be time for bed. When I read the OP I...

It must be time for bed. When I read the OP I thought. “Is Charles qualified to do that?”
27th Apr 2022, 19:29
Replies: 38
Views: 15,385
Posted By Jump Complete

He engineered that scenario. (EDIT: As in, that’s...

He engineered that scenario. (EDIT: As in, that’s where the exercise started.)) Arrival at destination on min fuel with wx below limits. No way would I have planned to arrive in a marginal Aberdeen...
26th Apr 2022, 20:28
Replies: 38
Views: 15,385
Posted By Jump Complete

A few years back, flying for a UK regional...

A few years back, flying for a UK regional airline on a turbo-prop, as a FO, the sim instructor gave me a scenario (he wanted me to make all the decisions and act as Captain as he knew how the...
25th Mar 2022, 19:07
Replies: 21
Views: 6,814
Posted By Jump Complete

That would explain the Reds flying over Ripon,...

That would explain the Reds flying over Ripon, north-bound, at 1400 yesterday, I assume.
1st Jan 2022, 10:37
Replies: 224
Views: 43,469
Posted By Jump Complete

Agree with the earlier comments about the K18 - I...

Agree with the earlier comments about the K18 - I did my Silver C in one, 25 years ago, no electric varios etc, just a basic mechanical vario and feel. Lovely handling and pretty good performance for...
21st Dec 2021, 14:19
Replies: 53
Views: 24,261
Posted By Jump Complete

I once saw a tow-bar, still attached to the tug,...

I once saw a tow-bar, still attached to the tug, being dragged along inverted, sending up sparks with the wheels in the air, at Manchester as we taxied in. They were hooning round the corner so fast...
Forum: ATC Issues
18th Dec 2021, 19:16
Replies: 6
Views: 1,532
Posted By Jump Complete

Mrs JC is something of a linguist, and a fluent...

Mrs JC is something of a linguist, and a fluent German speaker. She points out there is some similarities between Australian and Dutch accents, which in turn is not a million miles from the German...
6th Dec 2021, 13:00
Replies: 79
Views: 29,221
Posted By Jump Complete

Thanks for that. Fairly new to the 737 (about 300...

Thanks for that. Fairly new to the 737 (about 300 hours over 22 months thanks to Covid and furlough) but that’s what my thought process was. TOGA making things far too exciting in that scenario. One...
Forum: Tech Log
11th Nov 2021, 20:00
Replies: 3
Views: 2,298
Posted By Jump Complete

To be clear, the book mentioned it as applying to...

To be clear, the book mentioned it as applying to that one airframe (a BA 747-200) as an entry in the Tech Log when the crew took it over rather than applying to all 74’s.
Forum: Tech Log
11th Nov 2021, 18:34
Replies: 3
Views: 2,298
Posted By Jump Complete

Prohibited VHF and HF Frequencies

Plowing through a tech refresher presentation (for the B737-800), the section on Radio and Navigation Systems mentions frequencies (120.000MHZ on VHF 2 or 3) and a list of several HF Frequencies...
23rd Sep 2021, 22:34
Replies: 23
Views: 7,772
Posted By Jump Complete

A couple of years ago, as a lapsed glider pilot...

A couple of years ago, as a lapsed glider pilot (but working professional pilot), I was flying with an instructor who had briefed me that on one of the two flights, we would have a winch launch...
3rd Jun 2021, 14:21
Replies: 6
Views: 2,769
Posted By Jump Complete

I’ve just gone through the registration process,...

I’ve just gone through the registration process, well ahead of my medical expiry in August. I ended up screaming in frustration at the screen.
The instructions were long, complex manuals. On the...
29th May 2021, 09:40
Replies: 89
Views: 20,372
Posted By Jump Complete

I was spectating on the beach at Lowestoft Air...

I was spectating on the beach at Lowestoft Air Show when the Harrier went for a swim. The commentator had, moments before, said
“Take a good look at the tail next time he comes past, it is a...
27th May 2021, 08:45
Replies: 4
Views: 1,055
Posted By Jump Complete

I may have not understood the OP correctly, but a...

I may have not understood the OP correctly, but a ‘Frozen’ ATPL does not become a full ATPL automatically at 1500 hours. Firstly, 500 hours need to be recognised multi-crew flying and secondly, the...
22nd May 2021, 21:02
Replies: 34
Views: 5,550
Posted By Jump Complete

I remember nearly castrating myself with the...

I remember nearly castrating myself with the parachute harness when I swung my leg over the side of the cockpit on my first AEF chipmunk flight. Noisy and cold (mid-winter) I loved every second, and...
31st Mar 2021, 09:20
Replies: 72
Views: 15,262
Posted By Jump Complete

It’d certainly look good on PM’s 15 year old...

It’d certainly look good on PM’s 15 year old Focus!
Forum: Tech Log
23rd Feb 2021, 10:04
Replies: 14
Views: 3,308
Posted By Jump Complete

Image in Base64. So, if I was like that ratty...

Image in Base64. So, if I was like that ratty bloke in The Matrix, would I be able to see a ‘hot chick’?
13th Feb 2021, 10:07
Replies: 872
Views: 920,373
Posted By Jump Complete

jodeliste You’d think so, would’t you? When...

jodeliste

You’d think so, would’t you? When I first started flying my first multi-crew airliner (an ATR), having come from a single pilot IFR operation a basic aircraft, we were in the hold and...
18th Dec 2020, 15:09
Replies: 52
Views: 12,932
Posted By Jump Complete

I’m really struggling with the thought process...

I’m really struggling with the thought process that prohibits a life-saving piece of equipment. Does everyone take the rule seriously (the having the instrument available bit, not the no cloud flying...
Forum: Tech Log
16th Dec 2020, 11:40
Replies: 15
Views: 3,559
Posted By Jump Complete

I’m not a Bus pilot, but just pulled up the A321...

I’m not a Bus pilot, but just pulled up the A321 FCOM on my EFB put of curiosity. The section on setting the clock in internal mode states it must be completed within a minute of the CFDS...
14th Dec 2020, 17:27
Replies: 42
Views: 18,294
Posted By Jump Complete

No, he was the other one! The clip shown above is...

No, he was the other one! The clip shown above is part of a long interview where he goes into more detail about the film and other parts of his career. One thing he mentions was that they wanted the...
14th Dec 2020, 11:30
Replies: 42
Views: 18,294
Posted By Jump Complete

The F14 pilot in the Vulcan intercept WAS one of...

The F14 pilot in the Vulcan intercept WAS one of the F14 pilots for that film.
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