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17th Jul 2020, 16:13
Replies: 178
Views: 43,083
Posted By TopBunk

Dixi I think you'll find that BA have...

Dixi

I think you'll find that BA have operated 57 B747-400's. I further believe the other 3 were probably GSS operated freighters on a cargo contract.
16th Jul 2020, 22:14
Replies: 1,930
Views: 1,537,501
Posted By TopBunk

GS My heartfelt thoughts and best wishes are...

GS

My heartfelt thoughts and best wishes are with you and my former colleagues (and current friends) on the fleet.
16th Jul 2020, 22:00
Replies: 1,930
Views: 1,537,501
Posted By TopBunk

Angry GS I would think that the consultation is...

GS

I would think that the consultation is more about what happens to those on the fleet rather than the aircraft being brought back, unfortunately :cry
16th Jul 2020, 21:44
Replies: 1,930
Views: 1,537,501
Posted By TopBunk

Apparently BA have announced by internal email...

Apparently BA have announced by internal email this evening that the B747-400 fleet will not return to service.

A VERY sad day as a retired BA B747-400 captain.
26th Jun 2020, 18:08
Replies: 1,930
Views: 1,537,501
Posted By TopBunk

FFS Longtimer, How can you ask that question...

FFS Longtimer,

How can you ask that question when no proposal is on the table and no such question has been asked of the pilots?

Show some decorum, man
23rd Jun 2020, 19:10
Replies: 42
Views: 9,251
Posted By TopBunk

Vortex, As I said, I didn't want to talk...

Vortex,

As I said, I didn't want to talk about the message so as to detract from my point (I may agree with your sentiment, or not), but to look at the legality of the flight.

From what I could...
23rd Jun 2020, 18:47
Replies: 42
Views: 9,251
Posted By TopBunk

Rather than the message on the banner, how does a...

Rather than the message on the banner, how does a SEP aircraft towing a banner over a city comply with the ANO regarding landing in the event of an engine failure?

There may be a case to answer by...
Forum: Tech Log
3rd May 2020, 11:16
Replies: 21
Views: 2,790
Posted By TopBunk

Musta I'm sure you meant to say 'maintain...

Musta

I'm sure you meant to say 'maintain 6000ft on QNH' and not FL60
21st Apr 2020, 13:38
Replies: 19
Views: 6,867
Posted By TopBunk

Thumbs up Thanks Denti. Great tip

Thanks Denti. Great tip
9th Apr 2020, 07:54
Replies: 98
Views: 27,782
Posted By TopBunk

You could also go to White Hart Lane and sit in...

You could also go to White Hart Lane and sit in the Spurs trophy room ;)
14th Mar 2020, 05:22
Replies: 57
Views: 31,652
Posted By TopBunk

hongi /ˈhɒŋi/ noun NZ noun: hongi;...

hongi
/ˈhɒŋi/

noun
NZ
noun: hongi; plural noun: hongis

a traditional Maori greeting in which people press their noses together.

Took all of 2 seconds to find out!
Forum: Tech Log
2nd Mar 2020, 19:35
Replies: 14
Views: 4,087
Posted By TopBunk

I don't recall F20 on the 737! F25, was an...

I don't recall F20 on the 737!

F25, was an option for T/O, although I don't recall ever using more than 10.

B737-2/-3/-4 experienced - many years ago!
Forum: Tech Log
21st Aug 2019, 10:00
Replies: 26
Views: 5,366
Posted By TopBunk

What circumstances would require you to need...

What circumstances would require you to need extra thrust?

To gain extra ROC you can trade airspeed/Mach for a (short) while. Anything else could and maybe should require a call to ATC saying...
Forum: Middle East
18th Aug 2019, 06:42
Replies: 6
Views: 6,787
Posted By TopBunk

Were they ever:mad:

Were they ever:mad:
Forum: Tech Log
22nd Jul 2019, 15:59
Replies: 22
Views: 6,513
Posted By TopBunk

Trawling through my old (10yrs) copy of the...

Trawling through my old (10yrs) copy of the CDL/MEL manual, for an A321 the following penalties apply for a single missing wingtip fence:

T/O and approach limiting weights reduced by 8910kgs
One...
Forum: Questions
20th Jun 2019, 20:40
Replies: 5
Views: 3,524
Posted By TopBunk

Eckhard MEX 05 - exactly right. A place...

Eckhard

MEX 05 - exactly right. A place that is tough enough with the turn to final from the north east in a 'heavy' given the density altitude and approach speeds in a B747-400!

It's...
Forum: Tech Log
20th May 2019, 20:37
Replies: 35
Views: 7,724
Posted By TopBunk

Check Airman Sure, that's an option -...

Check Airman



Sure, that's an option - for those aircraft with that feature, but not all have it and you have to cater for everyone, surely?

I go along with my (ex)operator and agree with...
3rd Dec 2018, 21:11
Replies: 19
Views: 3,611
Posted By TopBunk

Absolutely - a grand lad! RIP indeed

Absolutely - a grand lad! RIP indeed
30th Nov 2018, 17:02
Replies: 19
Views: 3,611
Posted By TopBunk

The -300's were leased from Maersk, iirc, and...

The -300's were leased from Maersk, iirc, and were G-CMMP/R and G-BOZA/B - I last flew one of these on 25/1/1992

The -400's came into service in late 1991, I first flew one on 8/11/1991

The...
22nd Nov 2018, 11:51
Replies: 4,519
Views: 1,687,018
Posted By TopBunk

... because SEN has such an extensive European...

... because SEN has such an extensive European network for connections:rolleyes:
Forum: Tech Log
26th Sep 2018, 12:22
Replies: 55
Views: 8,828
Posted By TopBunk

When I was in BA, and I flew both Longhaul and...

When I was in BA, and I flew both Longhaul and shorthaul, MedLink was available, but was ronly really of any practical use in LH, using satcom, when you could actually speak to someone.

In SH, on...
Forum: Jet Blast
2nd Aug 2018, 08:41
Replies: 49
Views: 2,995
Posted By TopBunk

DC I am just a few years behind you but...

DC

I am just a few years behind you but fully expect by 2039/40, if still around, to have a personal range insufficient to deplete the car battery of charge.

Thus stopping for a top up for the...
1st Jun 2018, 07:32
Replies: 47
Views: 5,939
Posted By TopBunk

I find that there is very little of...

I find that there is very little of interest/variety in the last decade or so at Farnborough, and would not pay the entry fee.

My last visit was 4 or 6 years ago and I parked up my motorbike at...
24th May 2018, 20:56
Replies: 62
Views: 20,592
Posted By TopBunk

If Aer Lingus park round the back of...

If Aer Lingus park round the back of International Terminal A where BA parked when I flew the B744 for them, I can confirm it's pretty tight round there when taxying with a good look out on both...
25th Mar 2018, 15:32
Replies: 16
Views: 5,496
Posted By TopBunk

Crunching some numbers (from wiki and elsewhere) ...

Crunching some numbers (from wiki and elsewhere)

B787-9
MTOW 254.011 kg
MZFW 181,437 kg
MLW 181,437 kg
OEW 128,850 kg
Fuel capacity 101,456 kg
Qantas configuration 42J/28W/166Y = 236 pax =...
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