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16th Jun 2020, 14:15
Replies: 111
Views: 127,470
Posted By mercurydancer

I seem to recall a photo published that showed 4...

I seem to recall a photo published that showed 4 F15s on the day of the crash, one of which could have been the one downed, flying over N Yorks.
15th Jun 2020, 22:19
Replies: 111
Views: 127,470
Posted By mercurydancer

At least they found the pilot. Far worse for the...

At least they found the pilot. Far worse for the relatives if that was not possible, so credit to the rescue services.
15th Jun 2020, 16:01
Replies: 111
Views: 127,470
Posted By mercurydancer

9 degrees sea temperature as measured at Redcar...

9 degrees sea temperature as measured at Redcar RNLI now.
15th Jun 2020, 15:47
Replies: 111
Views: 127,470
Posted By mercurydancer

Vis is fine from what I can see, 13km at least. I...

Vis is fine from what I can see, 13km at least. I can see the sea as far as Redcar from where I live. Lots of activity around 10 am but not a lot since.
22nd May 2020, 16:24
Replies: 354
Views: 197,311
Posted By mercurydancer

For me, the quarantine is welcome. My wife went...

For me, the quarantine is welcome. My wife went home to Russia to visit relatives just before they closed everything down. She is stranded there. She is safe, but obviously wants to get home and I...
Forum: Rotorheads
6th Dec 2018, 21:41
Replies: 1,208
Views: 590,108
Posted By mercurydancer

I am not an engineer or a pilot, but involved in...

I am not an engineer or a pilot, but involved in healthcare risk management.
In summary, there is no pilot error, he was faced with an impossible situation.
Now, is the remaining situation a...
16th Jun 2017, 22:40
Replies: 2,038
Views: 612,947
Posted By mercurydancer

No because there is little point. its not going...

No because there is little point. its not going to make my next flight out of DTV any easier and I will get sent from pillar to post as to who I should actually complain to. I know because I have...
16th Jun 2017, 22:27
Replies: 2,038
Views: 612,947
Posted By mercurydancer

Robert Ryan. I dont fit either of your...

Robert Ryan. I dont fit either of your categories.

I have an open mind but the experience at the airport is horrible. I would dearly like to be of the positive but frankly I cannot.

I use the...
2nd Jun 2017, 22:12
Replies: 2,038
Views: 612,947
Posted By mercurydancer

Another flight from DTV and another bad...

Another flight from DTV and another bad experience. Flew to AMS a couple of months ago. On a very cold morning.

I do understand the need for security. No problem at all. However, I am asthmatic...
2nd Jun 2017, 17:43
Replies: 634
Views: 276,127
Posted By mercurydancer

Permit to work systems

I am familiar with this type of operational management but did BA have any system which required a permit to work so that various systems did not become overwhelmed or melted out?
29th May 2017, 21:05
Replies: 634
Views: 276,127
Posted By mercurydancer

Ahh now that makes sense. Cruz rocks up in a hi...

Ahh now that makes sense. Cruz rocks up in a hi viz vest and talks tripe, knowing full well that he could not prevent this mess. Willie Walsh remains quiet, but possibly now being fully appraised of...
Forum: Cabin Crew
26th Sep 2016, 21:21
Replies: 10
Views: 7,035
Posted By mercurydancer

As a medic it is certainly not illegal to stop...

As a medic it is certainly not illegal to stop CPR. In the first instance, if you are physically incapable of going further, (CPR is exhausting) then you may stop if there is no other assistance. I...
21st Sep 2016, 23:50
Replies: 80
Views: 38,005
Posted By mercurydancer

What the SLF need is aircrew that are not...

What the SLF need is aircrew that are not exhausted. As SLF I would actively turn away from any airline where there is a group movement of staff who are saying that they are often too tired to be...
19th May 2016, 19:25
Replies: 1,184
Views: 2,530,081
Posted By mercurydancer

It is a psychologically fundamental need to want...

It is a psychologically fundamental need to want to know of a serious incident as soon as possible. For obvious reasons. Whether in antiquity there were wolves around the sheep pen or a pilot next...
30th Apr 2016, 21:33
Replies: 1,540
Views: 1,582,351
Posted By mercurydancer

Whilst I can accept all the fatigue issues...

Whilst I can accept all the fatigue issues regarding perception and cognitive ability, what I cannot understand is the two hour delay before making the decision to try and land again.

I'm a...
17th Apr 2016, 21:42
Replies: 163
Views: 55,695
Posted By mercurydancer

Birdstrike is unfortunate, and sometimes cannot...

Birdstrike is unfortunate, and sometimes cannot be avoided. Stercus accidit.

However, laser attacks and drones which can be ingested into aircraft engines can be avoided as they are largely the...
10th Apr 2016, 22:25
Replies: 2,038
Views: 612,947
Posted By mercurydancer

I use MME to AMS for convenience as it is a 12...

I use MME to AMS for convenience as it is a 12 taxi ride to my home. But it is a lavatory of an airport. I dont like the huge amounts of shops that you are virtually forced through at Manchester or...
19th Mar 2016, 12:52
Replies: 1,540
Views: 1,582,351
Posted By mercurydancer

Airport within 250km would be Krasnodar....

Airport within 250km would be Krasnodar. Volgograd, Mineralnyye Vody and Sochi are approx 450km away and the weather for MRV was ok yesterday. Wet and cold but very little wind. Cloud base about 3000...
15th Mar 2016, 23:07
Replies: 3,527
Views: 5,026,488
Posted By mercurydancer

In essence the mental health aspect of the...

In essence the mental health aspect of the responsibilities of the healthcare professionals is obvious. If Lubitz had said he had plans to crash his aircraft into a mountain then yes the professional...
14th Mar 2016, 18:27
Replies: 3,527
Views: 5,026,488
Posted By mercurydancer

The term psychopath has a specific meaning and...

The term psychopath has a specific meaning and Lubitz doesnt fit it. A sociopath generally is not a criminal. Many successful businessmen are sociopathic. They have no qualms about ruining lives in a...
13th Mar 2016, 23:03
Replies: 3,527
Views: 5,026,488
Posted By mercurydancer

Depression is a common enough illness, and can be...

Depression is a common enough illness, and can be generally managed well. Like any other illness it does depend on the patient wanting to get well, and cooperating, despite the understandable effect...
14th Sep 2015, 21:13
Replies: 2,038
Views: 612,947
Posted By mercurydancer

Again another threat from Peel to close DTVA. ...

Again another threat from Peel to close DTVA.

Now the local MP is James Wharton, the "Northern Powerhouse" Minister. So what is he going to do about this? An airport appears to be something...
9th Sep 2015, 16:42
Replies: 741
Views: 727,146
Posted By mercurydancer

I like BA as it still does show considerable...

I like BA as it still does show considerable professionalism from its staff. I usually fly BA and will continue to do so. The Las Vegas incident reinforces my choice to take BA.

I study major...
29th Aug 2015, 20:08
Replies: 1,087
Views: 968,823
Posted By mercurydancer

At post 449 The signs were most probably put...

At post 449

The signs were most probably put up with the intention of not blocking the highway. It would be impossible to differentiate between road users and pedestrians and those who wanted to...
28th Aug 2015, 00:58
Replies: 1,757
Views: 916,605
Posted By mercurydancer

at post 177 Drink driving is a crime. You...

at post 177

Drink driving is a crime. You have a criminal record, but you are correct that not all offences are crimes. Dropping litter may be an offence but its not a crime.
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