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Forum: Tech Log
2nd Aug 2021, 15:06
Replies: 56
Views: 13,070
Posted By champair79

As mentioned, ATHR is not ‘failed’ in direct law....

As mentioned, ATHR is not ‘failed’ in direct law. It’s only a technique to manage the pitch/power couple. Have you tried flying with the autothrust engaged in the sim when in direct law? It’s harder...
9th Apr 2021, 15:39
Replies: 18
Views: 4,285
Posted By champair79

Hi JuicyLucy, I'm applying for my class 1...

Hi JuicyLucy,

I'm applying for my class 1 revalidation on Cellma. I'm getting the same error about tampered data. Did you manage to find a solution? I suspect it needs a specific format in some of...
23rd Mar 2021, 22:26
Replies: 33
Views: 28,546
Posted By champair79

Wow. If all this is proven, it’s clear that...

Wow. If all this is proven, it’s clear that there’s no enforcement of regulations and the safety culture within SAA is rotten to the core. How can anyone be sure that they’re ‘safe’ anymore? I’d be...
23rd Mar 2021, 16:42
Replies: 61
Views: 18,224
Posted By champair79

I suspect this deal with Titan was arrived on...

I suspect this deal with Titan was arrived on pretty quickly and on very favourable conditions for the government. The 2 brand new A321neos were originally intended for TCS Travel use (operated by...
8th Jan 2021, 16:05
Replies: 12
Views: 4,081
Posted By champair79

It may well have been G-STBP on its customer...

It may well have been G-STBP on its customer acceptance flight. She’s due for delivery departing PAE tonight (arriving LHR 9am local on the 9th). This is the final 77W for the airline.

champ
Forum: Tech Log
3rd Sep 2020, 11:49
Replies: 92
Views: 20,825
Posted By champair79

Agreed. Often it is due to a lack of...

Agreed. Often it is due to a lack of understanding of the system. A quick point at the groundspeed provides comfort even if the speedtape looks a bit wrong.

There should never be any need to speed...
Replies: 3
Views: 2,827
Posted By champair79

Such a shame. L3 (or CTC as it was known) in...

Such a shame. L3 (or CTC as it was known) in Southampton by all accounts had a rather variable reputation when it came to ground school. Coventry was a little gem. Really, it was CTC/L3 in name only...
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Aug 2020, 23:10
Replies: 48
Views: 4,690
Posted By champair79

There’s a cafe called the Riverside Transport...

There’s a cafe called the Riverside Transport Cafe that I spotted. Is that the same one?
Forum: Tech Log
26th Jul 2020, 21:19
Replies: 11
Views: 2,923
Posted By champair79

Regardless of what’s technically correct, always...

Regardless of what’s technically correct, always make sure you ask the question in the departure/emergency and approach brief to clear up any misunderstandings. This thread has shown me there are two...
22nd Jul 2020, 12:59
Replies: 116
Views: 30,117
Posted By champair79

Great story. I believe in BA she was known as...

Great story. I believe in BA she was known as “Never Leaves Hangar” but same difference I guess. A proper hangar queen.

You’ll be pleased to know they’re all fitted with GPS now!

champ
12th Jul 2020, 14:35
Replies: 934
Views: 681,470
Posted By champair79

Yes they will be taken up. They were originally...

Yes they will be taken up. They were originally ordered to replace the 3 A-market 772s (1 already retired, the other 2 have been stored at LHR since March). With the current cargo market, these 77W’s...
24th Jun 2020, 04:02
Replies: 19
Views: 14,500
Posted By champair79

I think you mean G-ZBLA and G-ZBLB (both BJA and...

I think you mean G-ZBLA and G-ZBLB (both BJA and BJB are -8s and were the first 787s delivered to the airline back in 2013). Nothing confirmed yet as it happens.

champ
16th Jun 2020, 21:40
Replies: 4
Views: 641
Posted By champair79

Off the top of my head, currently it’s BOS, JFK...

Off the top of my head, currently it’s BOS, JFK (some), ORD, LAX and SFO (I may have missed a few). The rest are belly freighters except a few repatriation flights (denoted usually with a BA91**...
8th Jun 2020, 00:40
Replies: 2,170
Views: 294,590
Posted By champair79

Titan Airways 757 G-POWH flying STN-LPA (fuel...

Titan Airways 757 G-POWH flying STN-LPA (fuel stop)-ANU to pick up the West Indies cricket team. I’m so glad sport is returning over the next few weeks even if it’s not going to be like it was...
7th Jun 2020, 16:51
Replies: 303
Views: 44,170
Posted By champair79

Could be for repatriations (they need the pax...

Could be for repatriations (they need the pax capacity) or more than likely its for cargo reasons. BA operates a twice weekly 787 freighter service to DME for that very reason (and yes, I know it...
Forum: Freight Dogs
6th Jun 2020, 12:00
Replies: 14
Views: 3,416
Posted By champair79

The SAA 747 Heldeberg accident near Mauritius... ...

The SAA 747 Heldeberg accident near Mauritius...

Basically re-certifying a combi is prohibitively expensive I believe due to the fire suppression system. The only ones that exist are ones that...
Forum: Jet Blast
4th Jun 2020, 21:04
Replies: 18,523
Views: 2,202,484
Posted By champair79

Although you’re technically right, the figures...

Although you’re technically right, the figures are always in arrears. Monday 1st June would’ve included deaths over the weekend but not actually any on Monday (the ‘weekend effect’). In fact, all...
29th May 2020, 14:22
Replies: 141
Views: 75,692
Posted By champair79

Regardless of what Wikipedia says, that’s not an...

Regardless of what Wikipedia says, that’s not an official source.

Presumably he has done Air Law (US or UK, it doesn’t really matter). One should always reference the country’s AIP. Of course in...
25th May 2020, 10:15
Replies: 934
Views: 681,470
Posted By champair79

It’s with Lufthansa Technik. I wouldn’t be...

It’s with Lufthansa Technik.

I wouldn’t be so sure about it going to Chateauroux. I believe it’s going to do a few repatriation flights to and from South Africa along with the only 747 that’s...
24th May 2020, 19:44
Replies: 1,672
Views: 2,817,347
Posted By champair79

I’m not sure why everyone has ignored my theory...

I’m not sure why everyone has ignored my theory but I’m betting false glide capture (a la Bishkek 747 a few years back) with no sense checking using their 3x table. Then target fixation,...
23rd May 2020, 19:55
Replies: 1,672
Views: 2,817,347
Posted By champair79

I don’t think I’ve seen it mentioned but my...

I don’t think I’ve seen it mentioned but my theory is possibly a false glideslope capture similar to the MyCargo 747 at Bishkek. That’s backed up by listening to the recordings when one of the pilots...
19th May 2020, 22:03
Replies: 303
Views: 44,170
Posted By champair79

They’re using DHL/Do&Co trucks to help out. Yes...

They’re using DHL/Do&Co trucks to help out. Yes it is very labour intensive. This is balanced out by not having many flights to cater and plenty of spare rampies.

Tomorrow, the CHR A319 will do...
19th May 2020, 21:56
Replies: 24
Views: 2,787
Posted By champair79

Do you know how colour deficient you are? Have...

Do you know how colour deficient you are? Have you done the CAD test? Before this came out, I wouldn’t have been granted a class 1 but thankfully right place, right time (phew!).
...
Forum: Tech Log
5th May 2020, 18:06
Replies: 21
Views: 6,808
Posted By champair79

At BA, we call it SCF (statistical contingency...

At BA, we call it SCF (statistical contingency fuel). We usually operate to a 95% coverage which allows you to take flight plan fuel in the knowledge that it’s highly unlikely you’ll need more unless...
5th May 2020, 17:50
Replies: 60
Views: 30,127
Posted By champair79

Remember that the temporary hospital facilities...

Remember that the temporary hospital facilities give the NHS a buffer so that hospitals can resume normal operations. There will undoubtedly be a rise hospital admissions as well once lockdown...
Forum: Questions
4th May 2020, 13:40
Replies: 5
Views: 1,142
Posted By champair79

Hi Andi, I think you’re mistaken. With both...

Hi Andi,

I think you’re mistaken. With both engines operating, you rotate normally at about 3 degrees/sec towards 15 degrees and wait for the SRS/FD to display and follow them. It should keep the...
14th Apr 2020, 18:04
Replies: 32
Views: 44,111
Posted By champair79

It’s got an F suffix according to FICO. On FR24...

It’s got an F suffix according to FICO. On FR24 for example, it will show it without the suffix.
14th Apr 2020, 17:59
Replies: 32
Views: 44,111
Posted By champair79

In BA at least, the following apply. C -...

In BA at least, the following apply.

C - Charter
E - Engineering
F - Freighter
P - Positioning (ferry flight)
T - Training

There might be a few I’ve missed out but that covers most of it....
14th Apr 2020, 12:45
Replies: 32
Views: 44,111
Posted By champair79

it’s a freight-only flight. Most of them are...

it’s a freight-only flight. Most of them are flying with passenger flight numbers rather than adding the customary ‘F’ suffix to the callsign. However in the systems, it’ll be listed as BA295F in...
29th Mar 2020, 00:35
Replies: 53
Views: 17,851
Posted By champair79

Reasonably confident you’ll have one to the...

Reasonably confident you’ll have one to the capital again very shortly....but it won’t be LGW.
Forum: Tech Log
28th Mar 2020, 14:28
Replies: 35
Views: 10,536
Posted By champair79

Hi frankice, I highly recommend you download...

Hi frankice,

I highly recommend you download the STORADIO app (do you have a company device to put it on?). When you open it, it will update with the latest propagation forecast so you can quickly...
21st Feb 2020, 11:05
Replies: 7
Views: 1,284
Posted By champair79

This all forms part of the brief and downgrade...

This all forms part of the brief and downgrade options. Ultimately you are flying using the needles but you may be using the green/magenta string to fly it in FINAL APP/ LNAV/VNAV. Our ops manual on...
Forum: Tech Log
20th Jan 2020, 13:10
Replies: 2
Views: 1,749
Posted By champair79

For the A320 family, it’s in the FCOM. ...

For the A320 family, it’s in the FCOM.

PRO-NOR-SUP-MISC - “Operations at QNH above 1050hPa”.

Essentially you have to check whether you’re exceeding the flight envelope of -1000’ based on STD.
...
Forum: ATC Issues
17th Oct 2019, 22:09
Replies: 66
Views: 30,835
Posted By champair79

From the LIDO AOI LHR pages. I tend to...

From the LIDO AOI LHR pages.



I tend to apply that to every airport I fly to out of habit (I’m LHR based) despite what CAP413 advises unless it’s obvious what the specific airfield requires.
...
28th Jul 2019, 12:17
Replies: 232
Views: 183,110
Posted By champair79

Unless you’re on the Airbus where the handling...

Unless you’re on the Airbus where the handling pilot pulls reverse. The Airbus fleets now are very close to ‘Airbus standard SOPs’ with the major exception being the monitored approach.

champ
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