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Forum: Jet Blast
1st Mar 2021, 14:25
Replies: 26
Views: 3,810
Posted By krismiler

Vaccines will reduce the pandemic to an...

Vaccines will reduce the pandemic to an acceptable level, comparable to the other diseases we have to live with, it won’t eliminate it.

Being vaccinated means you are much less likely to catch the...
1st Mar 2021, 00:19
Replies: 24
Views: 14,105
Posted By krismiler

We don’t see these sort of issues with Airbus,...

We don’t see these sort of issues with Airbus, there were problems with wing cracks on the A380 a few years ago but I can’t recall anything significant since. The A350 has been relatively trouble...
1st Mar 2021, 00:11
Replies: 64
Views: 19,617
Posted By krismiler

Basically, the company is a slow motion train...

Basically, the company is a slow motion train wreck.
Forum: Jet Blast
27th Feb 2021, 10:52
Replies: 88
Views: 5,091
Posted By krismiler

BMWs are like fashion clothes, nice to look at,...

BMWs are like fashion clothes, nice to look at, expensive to buy but not very durable as they aren’t expected to be used for very long.
26th Feb 2021, 23:34
Replies: 64
Views: 19,617
Posted By krismiler

For the next few years, the B777 and A380 will be...

For the next few years, the B777 and A380 will be too big for hub airlines to fill and maintain reasonable connecting times. The B787 could become a hub aircraft as well as point to point. With its...
26th Feb 2021, 00:33
Replies: 64
Views: 19,617
Posted By krismiler

The DC10 and L1011 had 2-5-2 seating...

The DC10 and L1011 had 2-5-2 seating configuration in economy with certain airlines. This seems to have fallen out of favour and gone to 3-3-3 or 3-4-3 with newer types.

At the lower end, Airbus...
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Feb 2021, 06:36
Replies: 88
Views: 5,091
Posted By krismiler

Well done, at least you were sensible and didn’t...

Well done, at least you were sensible and didn’t waste the money you’d saved.
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Feb 2021, 23:00
Replies: 88
Views: 5,091
Posted By krismiler

Automatic transmission cars make up half of new...

Automatic transmission cars make up half of new cars sold in the UK and 96% of those sold in the USA. Older auto gearboxes increased fuel consumption and decreased performance, except for...
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Feb 2021, 23:28
Replies: 88
Views: 5,091
Posted By krismiler

Normally a high rate of depreciation indicates...

Normally a high rate of depreciation indicates that a model of car is unreliable and expensive to fix. Porsche reliability is up there with Toyota in recent surveys but bottom of the league in...
22nd Feb 2021, 16:04
Replies: 675
Views: 660,380
Posted By krismiler

Lookleft got it right in post 642. Airbus dumbed...

Lookleft got it right in post 642. Airbus dumbed down their new A320 in anticipation of the skill level of the new generation of pilots who would be flying them. This enabled the airlines to employ a...
22nd Feb 2021, 05:36
Replies: 2
Views: 1,786
Posted By krismiler

I heard some expats were back BUT on local terms....

I heard some expats were back BUT on local terms. Eventually they will hire again, however with the number of unemployed pilots around, the days of mega salaries are probably over for the foreseeable...
22nd Feb 2021, 05:29
Replies: 242
Views: 142,780
Posted By krismiler

Japan is very concerned about things falling from...

Japan is very concerned about things falling from planes. Pilots operating to Japan have to complete an online course titled “Parts Departing from Aircraft” which shows areas to be checked. Certain...
22nd Feb 2021, 05:24
Replies: 64
Views: 19,617
Posted By krismiler

Boeing could become the next Lockheed, after the...

Boeing could become the next Lockheed, after the Tristar they exited the civil aircraft market and concentrated on military work.

When we’re all flying around in Airbus and Comac aircraft we’ll be...
21st Feb 2021, 05:00
Replies: 242
Views: 142,780
Posted By krismiler

With the size of the fan blades on modern high...

With the size of the fan blades on modern high bypass jet engines, we are reaching the stage where a failure will have similar consequences to losing a propellor blade on a piston or turbo prop. If...
21st Feb 2021, 00:49
Replies: 675
Views: 660,380
Posted By krismiler

The autopilot will do its best until it reaches...

The autopilot will do its best until it reaches its limit, then it will trip out when it can’t cope anymore. If it could return to a normal state before tripping out, then it wouldn’t need to...
21st Feb 2021, 00:29
Replies: 242
Views: 142,780
Posted By krismiler

Who was the engine manufacturer ?

Who was the engine manufacturer ?
21st Feb 2021, 00:25
Replies: 133
Views: 65,252
Posted By krismiler

When pilot numbers in a company get into the...

When pilot numbers in a company get into the hundreds or thousands, it’s impossible for the chief pilot to know everyone personally. Supposedly the amount of sick leave taken and warning letters...
20th Feb 2021, 08:23
Replies: 133
Views: 65,252
Posted By krismiler

There isn't much dilemma in deciding whether to...

There isn't much dilemma in deciding whether to return or not, if you have no other options available and need to put food on the table then back you go. During the course of a prolonged lay off,...
Forum: Jet Blast
20th Feb 2021, 05:59
Replies: 6
Views: 769
Posted By krismiler

With the Amazon Kindle app on my iPad, I can...

With the Amazon Kindle app on my iPad, I can carry the equivalent of hundreds of kilos of books and magazines around with me, they remain in perfect condition and never go missing. I'm warming to a...
19th Feb 2021, 11:58
Replies: 33
Views: 5,631
Posted By krismiler

Who decided to limit transponders to the digits...

Who decided to limit transponders to the digits 0-7 giving 4096 possible codes ? Prior to COVID, this was giving problems at busy times. A bit like two digit years and Y2K.
Forum: Tech Log
19th Feb 2021, 11:50
Replies: 16
Views: 3,616
Posted By krismiler

The item in question may have an operational...

The item in question may have an operational procedure to deal with the failure which would be worth checking as well as the FCOM and QRH.
19th Feb 2021, 00:30
Replies: 675
Views: 660,380
Posted By krismiler

That advice is basic PPL level stuff, watch your...

That advice is basic PPL level stuff, watch your airspeed, check your pitch attitude and monitor the engine. It’s concerning that it needs to be given to pilots flying sophisticated airliners. It...
19th Feb 2021, 00:16
Replies: 133
Views: 65,252
Posted By krismiler

CX isn’t a career airline anymore, back in the...

CX isn’t a career airline anymore, back in the 1980s it was a dream job and a pilot who was fortunate enough to get in would expect to stay until retirement.

Now it’s like the Middle East, a place...
18th Feb 2021, 03:01
Replies: 33
Views: 5,631
Posted By krismiler

Flight numbers may be retired for a few years...

Flight numbers may be retired for a few years after a major incident but usually end up being resurrected. With three digits only giving a thousand possibilities permanent delation wouldn't be...
Forum: Jet Blast
18th Feb 2021, 02:48
Replies: 16
Views: 1,347
Posted By krismiler

Back in the apartheid days, Cuban troops were...

Back in the apartheid days, Cuban troops were massing in Angola and the implication was that they would push through Namibia and "liberate" South Africa. A test site was set up in the desert for an...
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