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Forum: Tech Log
24th Jul 2019, 21:42
Replies: 26
Views: 7,658
Posted By birdstrike

'Do an offset' - it sounds so simple, but unless...

'Do an offset' - it sounds so simple, but unless it's something you have practiced and briefed for I would suggest you are probably creating more problems than you are resolving. We used to throw it...
24th Jul 2019, 21:31
Replies: 48
Views: 28,774
Posted By birdstrike

After the first programme I thought it could...

After the first programme I thought it could either get better or...

I guess 'or' won!!
24th Jul 2019, 13:38
Replies: 32
Views: 17,389
Posted By birdstrike

As a volunteer at the Aeropark it's great to see...

As a volunteer at the Aeropark it's great to see the site looking so good, even if only in the background shots.

As for the programme, the less said the better. When will presenters ever learn...
3rd Mar 2019, 16:47
Replies: 44
Views: 23,755
Posted By birdstrike

People's livelihoods are not a game....

People's livelihoods are not a game....
2nd Mar 2019, 15:27
Replies: 10
Views: 11,572
Posted By birdstrike

Enjoyed flying for ASL in their previous...

Enjoyed flying for ASL in their previous incarnation as Air Contractors. Always felt that we were treated as individuals rather than as a number.

Good to hear that years later the human touch...
6th Jan 2019, 11:47
Replies: 6,711
Views: 5,874,096
Posted By birdstrike

Couldn't agree more. If you don't do both, are...

Couldn't agree more. If you don't do both, are you a pilot or merely a systems operator?
28th Aug 2018, 08:53
Replies: 21
Views: 12,561
Posted By birdstrike

Seems a very strange decision. Having landed...

Seems a very strange decision.
Having landed and lowered the nosewheel you realise you have some form of problem - but can't know exactly what - and elect to get airborne, discover you have engine...
1st Dec 2017, 15:53
Replies: 60
Views: 35,989
Posted By birdstrike

Nicely put Mr Angry, and I say that as a pilot...

Nicely put Mr Angry, and I say that as a pilot who hopefully could see both sides of the argument.
11th Jul 2017, 20:12
Replies: 111
Views: 41,052
Posted By birdstrike

Finningley based JP5 nav training sortie back in...

Finningley based JP5 nav training sortie back in the 80's. Having flown eastwards through the Lichfield corridor ATC helpfully gave us a cloudbreak to VMC below. Student (and I) didn't monitor our...
5th Aug 2013, 16:27
Replies: 90
Views: 56,077
Posted By birdstrike

I think there is a bit of hypocrisy going on...

I think there is a bit of hypocrisy going on here.

As pilots we are all very quick to criticise airline management / accountants, the CAA, the FAA etc for failing to take measures to enhance...
5th Apr 2013, 16:24
Replies: 7
Views: 1,788
Posted By birdstrike

A university degree is purely an academic...

A university degree is purely an academic qualification although it might be useful if you intend ultimately to aim for airline management.

To actually learn to fly you will need to go to a flight...
Forum: Freight Dogs
2nd Feb 2013, 15:50
Replies: 195
Views: 126,458
Posted By birdstrike

Yes, one and the same.

Yes, one and the same.
26th Dec 2011, 15:12
Replies: 57
Views: 11,838
Posted By birdstrike

DHL : Day and a Half Late or ...

DHL :

Day and a Half Late
or
Drop it, Hide it, Lose it
or
Delayed and Horribly Lost
14th Nov 2011, 15:52
Replies: 17
Views: 3,866
Posted By birdstrike

Not quite the same thing, but many moons ago...

Not quite the same thing, but many moons ago whilst flying the F27 as a freighter for Channel Express we operated GLA - EMA for UPS. On arrival at EMA we were sent back to GLA as freight which had...
25th Aug 2011, 21:25
Replies: 146
Views: 23,297
Posted By birdstrike

Good seat

If you go to Thomas Cook Airlines - Support Home Page (http://www.thomascookairlines.co.uk) and follow the various links to ''booking your seat'' you will see a diagram of the seating plan. This will...
Forum: Freight Dogs
19th Apr 2011, 20:25
Replies: 8
Views: 1,999
Posted By birdstrike

jjfluk

The vast majority of the freight flown by DHL, UPS, TNT etc goes at night. This fits in with the just-in-time principle followed by most of manufacturing industry.

DHL had a handful of daytime...
25th Mar 2011, 18:09
Replies: 10
Views: 4,284
Posted By birdstrike

'Funny thing the incident report was given secret...

'Funny thing the incident report was given secret status'

Not just in Poland.

Many moons ago, an Andover (HS748) of the Queen's Flight landed in fog at RAF Lyneham to pick up a certain Royal...
18th Feb 2011, 13:53
Replies: 1,357
Views: 727,414
Posted By birdstrike

22/04

In answer to your query, I flew in the flight checking role in the RAF for years.

The acceptable tolerances were so small that even when an ILS failed it's calibration I don't ever remember...
13th Feb 2011, 14:42
Replies: 1,357
Views: 727,414
Posted By birdstrike

Exclamation Fatigue

Does anyone know when the crew started their duty?

Somewhere amongst the posts it is mentioned that the aircraft had operated a postal flight during the night. If the same crew had been operating...
Forum: Jet Blast
20th Dec 2010, 19:06
Replies: 30
Views: 5,662
Posted By birdstrike

David Learmount / BBC strike again

BBC news on-line is carrying an article about ''how do you de-ice a plane?''.

Apparently ice on the wings effects the ''Steering Flaps'' if Mr Learmount is being accurately quoted.

Later in...
20th Dec 2010, 14:02
Replies: 122
Views: 20,087
Posted By birdstrike

Thumbs down .....and couldn't they find a 'spokesperson'...

.....and couldn't they find a 'spokesperson' rather better informed than the guy who appears on the news. Apart from the inevitable ''what if'' scenarios he spouts on every occasion he offers nothing...
17th Nov 2010, 15:33
Replies: 107
Views: 24,128
Posted By birdstrike

Squawk 7777 You may be correct in your...

Squawk 7777

You may be correct in your questionable assertion that the use of multiple languages is not in itself unsafe, but one indisputable fact is that does not, in any way, increase...
3rd Aug 2010, 09:50
Replies: 3,511
Views: 1,056,356
Posted By birdstrike

I think you are being a bit harsh on ematom1 as...

I think you are being a bit harsh on ematom1 as he/she is far from being alone.

A large proportion (I'd be tempted to say the majority) of the posts on the EMA forum could be said to belong in the...
4th Jan 2010, 11:09
Replies: 50
Views: 11,990
Posted By birdstrike

Does the revival of the A300 mean that loads are...

Does the revival of the A300 mean that loads are once again on the increase?

My understanding was that DHL had drastically cut back on the A300 as the business just wasn't there to justify their...
30th Sep 2009, 13:08
Replies: 22
Views: 3,454
Posted By birdstrike

Nothing changes - in the past it was the prop to...

Nothing changes - in the past it was the prop to jet transition that was put forward as being far too difficult for mere 'non-jet' mortals.

It was nonsense then just as it is now. A bit of decent...
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