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Forum: Tech Log
23rd Oct 2021, 12:17
Replies: 31
Views: 4,961
Posted By a1anx

I rarely take a news story at face value;...

I rarely take a news story at face value; particularly from the BBC. This is probably a tentative opening shot in a campaign to severely restrict aviation in line with the zero net carbon thing.
Forum: Tech Log
23rd Oct 2021, 11:20
Replies: 31
Views: 4,961
Posted By a1anx

Contrails: How tweaking flight plans can help the climate.

From The BBC " Contrails: How tweaking flight plans can help the climate." IMHO this looks like a non starter but what do I know.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-58769351.amp
2nd Sep 2021, 09:25
Replies: 12
Views: 3,485
Posted By a1anx

Animal evacuation from Kabul

Approximately 70 dogs ( and cats? ) were evacuated from Afghanistan. This was organised by an ex Royal Marine called Pen Farthing who ran an animal rescue centre in Afghanistan.
We are told that the...
15th Jul 2021, 19:08
Replies: 9
Views: 2,464
Posted By a1anx

Flew with Trevor on the DC9 in BMA. He told me he...

Flew with Trevor on the DC9 in BMA. He told me he had been a civil engineer ! :)
Forum: Tech Log
19th Nov 2020, 10:44
Replies: 70
Views: 15,196
Posted By a1anx

Check the instructor

Has any one experienced the C of G being moved during a SIM detail or having it put so far aft as to make the 'a/c' virtually unflyable?

I've witnessed this and had it done to me and wonder if...
20th Jul 2020, 11:21
Replies: 120
Views: 119,501
Posted By a1anx

".......jmmoric I would be very reluctant to...

".......jmmoric

I would be very reluctant to accept any concessionary contract......"

A very good point and part of the management 'dirty tricks' toolkit. There is virtually no answer to this...
1st May 2020, 17:47
Replies: 2,027
Views: 1,741,108
Posted By a1anx

Absolutely right. This terrible situation can...

Absolutely right. This terrible situation can only be made worse by intemperate behaviour.
30th Apr 2020, 11:03
Replies: 2,027
Views: 1,741,108
Posted By a1anx

That 2Bn (or whatever the cash reserve is ) will...

That 2Bn (or whatever the cash reserve is ) will evaporate like snow off a dyke if they don't make radical cuts. Every airline is in a similar position.
19th Apr 2020, 21:30
Replies: 130
Views: 62,651
Posted By a1anx

Demographic

It would be wise to preserve a viable demographic in the retained workforce. Applying basic seniority won't achieve this.
8th Apr 2020, 13:36
Replies: 66
Views: 21,646
Posted By a1anx

They may be illiterate but they'll be very caring...

They may be illiterate but they'll be very caring and expert virtue signallers and useful for very little.
7th Apr 2020, 15:40
Replies: 40
Views: 25,659
Posted By a1anx

Post Covid airlines are going to have a problem...

Post Covid airlines are going to have a problem divesting themselves of excess fleet capacity. I can't see anyone being in a hurry to buy aircraft.
1st Apr 2020, 22:23
Replies: 167
Views: 79,004
Posted By a1anx

I have to say that EU govts don't appear too...

I have to say that EU govts don't appear too collaborative at present.
30th Mar 2020, 21:52
Replies: 40
Views: 25,659
Posted By a1anx

Acquiring new aircraft right now would be a act...

Acquiring new aircraft right now would be a act of blind faith.
It will be at least a year until the extent and nature of the sector's recovery is known.
21st Mar 2020, 22:39
Replies: 633
Views: 585,976
Posted By a1anx

You could be right. The particular part of the...

You could be right. The particular part of the world to which you might be alluding is a clear and present danger.
2nd Apr 2018, 12:44
Replies: 0
Views: 2,386
Posted By a1anx

ALPL closing down.

ALPL is closing down.

ALPL Aircrew Legal Protection (http://www.alpl.com)
4th Oct 2017, 08:00
Replies: 1,195
Views: 948,608
Posted By a1anx

Ryanair.

I thought at first that O'Leary would be rubbing his hands with glee at the thought of all those Monarch pilots looking for a job. Unfortunately for him ( and them ) Monarch's fleet seems to be all...
22nd Sep 2017, 10:34
Replies: 1,288
Views: 1,105,758
Posted By a1anx

Ryanair pilot call with Nick Ferrari on LBC this morning.

I've been retired (not from Ryanair) for some time and I had no idea that things had got so bad. Zero hours contracts, hourly rate, not paid for delays, pay for your own hotel and charge it off...
Forum: Jet Blast
29th May 2017, 12:38
Replies: 25
Views: 4,016
Posted By a1anx

Mock the Russians at your peril. They have a long...

Mock the Russians at your peril. They have a long and distinguished scientific engineering and intellectual history.
Now mostly free of the Marxist Communist Socialist.. whatever claptrap they'll...
1st Apr 2016, 19:20
Replies: 14
Views: 3,619
Posted By a1anx

Ryanair flight has declared a midair emergency above Manchester

Ryanair flight has declared a midair emergency above Manchester (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/04/01/ryanair-flight-has-declared-a-midair-emergency-above-manchester/)
27th Nov 2015, 10:41
Replies: 7
Views: 5,333
Posted By a1anx

Airbus wants to build 'shipping container' cabins that detach from planes

Mmmmm ???? (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/industry/12019984/Airbus-wants-to-build-shipping-container-cabins-that-detach-from-planes.html)
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Aug 2015, 09:00
Replies: 49
Views: 5,784
Posted By a1anx

I've never rated IDS since that excruciating...

I've never rated IDS since that excruciating 'Quiet Man' speech (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bXmQdi9pwDA).

Subsequently he was knifed in the back by the europhile Tory...
24th Aug 2015, 12:25
Replies: 1,087
Views: 998,608
Posted By a1anx

FJ2ME Reluctant Correction Yes, but...

FJ2ME Reluctant Correction



Yes, but there is a difference between becoming the victim of someone else's risk and suffering as a result of a risk you took yourself.

BTW you mention...
24th Aug 2015, 12:04
Replies: 1,087
Views: 998,608
Posted By a1anx

I've just had a fairly heated conversation on...

I've just had a fairly heated conversation on this topic with someone who thought it was ok because :-

(a) It had been going on for a long time (since the 60s)

(b) The pilot was highly trained...
Forum: Jet Blast
29th Jul 2015, 14:19
Replies: 8
Views: 1,567
Posted By a1anx

Burma WW2 Flying the Hump

I'm re reading Field Marshall Slim's book 'Defeat into Victory' and went online looking for half decent maps of Burma circa 1944. Came across this site...
26th Feb 2015, 14:49
Replies: 14
Views: 5,607
Posted By a1anx

ALPL provide legal expenses insurance (primarily...

ALPL provide legal expenses insurance (primarily for individuals) not the same thing as trade union membership. With insurance the insured and underwriters are bound by the terms of the policy,...
24th Oct 2014, 15:04
Replies: 258
Views: 115,794
Posted By a1anx

Automation doesn't replace basic skills.

Automation doesn't replace basic skills.
7th Jul 2013, 08:51
Replies: 2,394
Views: 2,020,200
Posted By a1anx

Many, if not most pilots no longer have the...

Many, if not most pilots no longer have the background, training or experience to fly pure unaided visual approaches. This isn't their fault, it's just the way things are.
10th Mar 2013, 17:00
Replies: 1
Views: 7,854
Posted By a1anx

This should raise a hollow laugh amongst the ex bmi folk.

Sunday Interview: Etihad CEO James Hogan (http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/newsbysector/transport/9919567/Sunday-Interview-Etihad-CEO-James-Hogan.html)

James Hogan is sitting pretty. Relaxing in...
24th Feb 2013, 08:22
Replies: 26
Views: 10,884
Posted By a1anx

Grow up. It's life.

Grow up. It's life.
23rd Feb 2013, 11:47
Replies: 65
Views: 22,577
Posted By a1anx

LiveryMan Not so far from the truth. ...

LiveryMan

Not so far from the truth.

Like all occupations aviation has been ruthlessly de-skilled.
25th Jan 2013, 20:12
Replies: 2,185
Views: 969,337
Posted By a1anx

There is quite a long piece on this in The...

There is quite a long piece on this in The Register (http://www.theregister.co.uk/2013/01/25/boeing_787_ntsb_report/). Apologies if this has been posted previously.
21st Jan 2013, 09:45
Replies: 50
Views: 19,163
Posted By a1anx

zeddb You didn't expect me to name names did...

zeddb

You didn't expect me to name names did you ?
I don't know who you work for but you obviously haven't been paying attention. As for the Grauniad, Telegraph Daily Mail test my experience was...
21st Jan 2013, 09:10
Replies: 50
Views: 19,163
Posted By a1anx

CPL593H 'fraid not, there are plenty...

CPL593H



'fraid not, there are plenty of leftist fools in aviation.
19th Jan 2013, 20:34
Replies: 50
Views: 19,163
Posted By a1anx

I've had another look at the PPU website and...

I've had another look at the PPU website and noticed this (http://www.theppu.co.uk/PPU/Why_join_us/Your_Questions/PPU/Why_Join_us/Why_Join_us.aspx?hkey=b6ec563f-2b00-46b7-87a2-9586576a564e) on the...
19th Jan 2013, 19:30
Replies: 50
Views: 19,163
Posted By a1anx

Vicarious liability

There is something called vicarious liability (http://www.oup.com/uk/orc/bin/9780199289219/01student/revision_summaries/revisionsummary_ch14.pdf) and I'm sure that most employers are insured against...
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