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Forum: Tech Log
27th Nov 2020, 10:19
Replies: 100
Views: 8,108
Posted By RetiredBA/BY

Absolutely agree.I would also add that any and...

Absolutely agree.I would also add that any and all competent captains should be well able to decide when the operational environment is suitable to allow hand flying.

Perhaps I was v lucky but I...
Forum: Tech Log
19th Nov 2020, 20:01
Replies: 71
Views: 12,483
Posted By RetiredBA/BY

We really have some problems these, days, abysmal...

We really have some problems these, days, abysmal instructors, seriously lacking in basic airmanship. Zero N1 and N2 tells me the engine is knackered, period.
The Boeing checklist is called for, “...
19th Nov 2020, 11:35
Replies: 506
Views: 202,027
Posted By RetiredBA/BY

Just read the book “Boeing versus Airbus” .A...

Just read the book “Boeing versus Airbus” .A fascinating read into the boardroom battles at Boeing but the key sentence in the book, for me, is the statement after the Mac D merger is that engineers...
3rd Nov 2020, 18:44
Replies: 125
Views: 40,186
Posted By RetiredBA/BY

Just your opinion, no better than mine.. I was...

Just your opinion, no better than mine.. I was convinced it was the future due exponential expansion of air travel.

The Airbus guys shared my view, sufficient to to invest a huge amount of time...
25th Oct 2020, 15:25
Replies: 103
Views: 28,662
Posted By RetiredBA/BY

Those ejection seat numbers look a bit odd. I...

Those ejection seat numbers look a bit odd. I believe the T6 has a. Martin Baker Mk 16 seat which has 0/0 capability when level.

Even in the older seat like the Mk 4 which I used in anger, could...
18th Oct 2020, 19:33
Replies: 506
Views: 202,027
Posted By RetiredBA/BY

Why does Sulley’s experience in the. Hudson in an...

Why does Sulley’s experience in the. Hudson in an Airbus qualify him as an expert on the 737 , Max or otherwise ?

I still believe both of the crashes would, could have been avoided by a reasonably...
12th Oct 2020, 18:43
Replies: 8
Views: 3,047
Posted By RetiredBA/BY

Capt “Stack “ Butterley

It is with great regret I report the death of Capt “Stack“ Butterley.

Stack was known to many of us as a QFI at 6 FTS at Acklington and latterly as a Concorde captain.

He died, airborne, in a...
11th Oct 2020, 13:15
Replies: 139
Views: 35,785
Posted By RetiredBA/BY

Let me get this into proportion. Just how...

Let me get this into proportion.

Just how early was this flight, surely NOT 55 minutes, so why werent the steps available for the scheduled arrival time. Rotten ground handling.

That said,...
7th Oct 2020, 09:49
Replies: 267
Views: 101,668
Posted By RetiredBA/BY

After a mid air with serious damage and no loss...

After a mid air with serious damage and no loss of life its about as perfect as it gets. Think Victor-Buccaneer collision off Sunderland 40 years or so ago, 4 fatalities.

As some have pointed out...
6th Oct 2020, 20:10
Replies: 267
Views: 101,668
Posted By RetiredBA/BY

Not your place to do so. This was an accident...

Not your place to do so. This was an accident concerning two US built aircraft, operated by an arm of the US military operating in US airspace. They don't need your advice in how to conduct their...
2nd Oct 2020, 17:22
Replies: 40
Views: 6,733
Posted By RetiredBA/BY

Correct! If I recall there was only about two...

Correct! If I recall there was only about two switches different between the 5 and the 6 but operating procedures were virtually identical Except flare height. After the 50 feet call wait 2 seconds...
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Oct 2020, 10:31
Replies: 64
Views: 8,873
Posted By RetiredBA/BY

This concept is complete nonsense. I have been...

This concept is complete nonsense. I have been operating gas turbines in model aircraft since their inception over 20 years ago and now own 12 all installed in aircraft with over 2000 turbine...
2nd Oct 2020, 10:14
Replies: 40
Views: 6,733
Posted By RetiredBA/BY

What would be the point. Did any airline fly both...

What would be the point. Did any airline fly both Comets and Caravelles?
2nd Oct 2020, 10:10
Replies: 12
Views: 4,311
Posted By RetiredBA/BY

Still around , in excellent health and still...

Still around , in excellent health and still flying, 76 tomorrow. Lots of yellow suns at Marham when I was on Valiants, 207 Sqn., and trained on LML.
15th Sep 2020, 20:20
Replies: 66
Views: 7,410
Posted By RetiredBA/BY

First solo, 1960, T31 at Catterick, first jet...

First solo, 1960, T31 at Catterick, first jet solo, 1962 at Acklington. ( Thanks, Quiet please !)

Still doing it in a PA28 at White Waltham !
2nd Sep 2020, 11:09
Replies: 9
Views: 2,833
Posted By RetiredBA/BY

I’ ll never forget Tony. He was the Valiant...

I’ ll never forget Tony.

He was the Valiant electrics instructor when he was an AEO.

On the final exam, he passed me, a sprog copilot, the exam paper for the AEOs. He let me sit there...
Forum: Tech Log
22nd Aug 2020, 10:15
Replies: 186
Views: 26,042
Posted By RetiredBA/BY

Point 1, In which case they have the wrong...

Point 1, In which case they have the wrong calibre of pilots flying their jets!

Point 2. Wow, unbelievable, and is that why, following an engine failure ( unlocked cowls) the captain had to get...
Forum: Tech Log
19th Aug 2020, 09:47
Replies: 186
Views: 26,042
Posted By RetiredBA/BY

Interesting thread: As a long retired...

Interesting thread:

As a long retired captain my take:
I frequently practised manual flight as and when the ATC environment allowed, both with and without flight director.

No FD speeds up the...
16th Aug 2020, 19:01
Replies: 365
Views: 171,048
Posted By RetiredBA/BY

Please explain these problems. In 7000 hours on...

Please explain these problems. In 7000 hours on type, -200s and 300s I never noticed them.
What did I miss ?
11th Aug 2020, 21:01
Replies: 365
Views: 171,048
Posted By RetiredBA/BY

.....and landed half way down the very wet...

.....and landed half way down the very wet runway and expected to stop !!!!!! Seriously ?

Look no further gentlemen, it was a b awful decision and landing.
Forum: Tech Log
6th Aug 2020, 09:48
Replies: 92
Views: 16,393
Posted By RetiredBA/BY

Interesting thread. Heres my take: The 757...

Interesting thread. Heres my take:

The 757 is incredibly easy to land smoothly and accurately:

After a stable approach followed by the 50 feet call, count to three, ( 2 on a 76!) raise the nose...
2nd Aug 2020, 09:38
Replies: 1,977
Views: 1,588,867
Posted By RetiredBA/BY

Actually I think TWO are to blame, W and C.

Actually I think TWO are to blame, W and C.
31st Jul 2020, 19:56
Replies: 136
Views: 34,787
Posted By RetiredBA/BY

So what happened to the principle I was taught at...

So what happened to the principle I was taught at Tern Hill (Sioux and Whirlwind 10) about 50 years ago, when near cables ALWAYS fly over the pylon .
Neither had wire cutters.
18th Jul 2020, 20:24
Replies: 11
Views: 1,255
Posted By RetiredBA/BY

Flew MAN -PIK - JFK and YYZ with BA as a VC10...

Flew MAN -PIK - JFK and YYZ with BA as a VC10 F/0.
Later MAN -MCO as BY 767 captain.
17th Jul 2020, 17:58
Replies: 220
Views: 34,861
Posted By RetiredBA/BY

Never understood why Paki was considered...

Never understood why Paki was considered offensive to those of Pakistani origin.

During the 10 years I lived in Australia I was often referred to as the Pom or Pommy. Hardly made me angry, or “...
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