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11th Apr 2022, 08:50
Replies: 20
Views: 8,720
Posted By Piltdown Man

@Lomcevak has very reasonably pointed out just...

@Lomcevak has very reasonably pointed out just some of the very good reasons to bail out. In hindsight they are obvious but the list is not exhaustive as Iím sure he would agree. What is true in...
Forum: Questions
23rd Jul 2018, 21:35
Replies: 3
Views: 1,170
Posted By Piltdown Man

Paulm1949 - There were several different...

Paulm1949 - There were several different considerations on this flight. The first was the flight aspect and from what I know about RYR pilots this would have been properly done with no short cuts....
21st Jul 2018, 18:35
Replies: 7
Views: 2,580
Posted By Piltdown Man

The Fokker 100 is a lovely plane to fly. Itís...

The Fokker 100 is a lovely plane to fly. Itís buttons are well thought through and the flying bit has been simplified to an understandable level. Itís weak points are reliability, lack of puff and...
Forum: Tech Log
21st Jul 2018, 08:20
Replies: 8
Views: 2,155
Posted By Piltdown Man

With the exception of weight and speed and cost...

With the exception of weight and speed and cost of updates most of the savings are on Powerpoint slides. But even with the latter, the savings are still worth having and may well justify...
Forum: Questions
17th Jul 2018, 08:26
Replies: 13
Views: 5,097
Posted By Piltdown Man

I am soon to do my last ever LPC/OPC. My...

I am soon to do my last ever LPC/OPC. My preparation will consist of swotting up for the multiple guess questions and re-reading the SOP pages of how to handle the most likely failures. The format of...
12th Jul 2018, 19:33
Replies: 9
Views: 5,078
Posted By Piltdown Man

About time too. I hope this becomes standard. ...

About time too. I hope this becomes standard.

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Forum: Tech Log
10th Jul 2018, 07:21
Replies: 17
Views: 2,607
Posted By Piltdown Man

The biggest problem is the constant hard work and...

The biggest problem is the constant hard work and g loading for the pilot. Possible maybe, not sustainable.

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Replies: 9
Views: 987
Posted By Piltdown Man

A sensible question but I think you already know...

A sensible question but I think you already know the answer. You have to have a back-up plan; an alternate if if you like. The training is just one of the pots you have to fund, the other is your...
4th Jul 2018, 06:35
Replies: 46
Views: 16,685
Posted By Piltdown Man

There is no real need to impose blanket bans....

There is no real need to impose blanket bans. Current measures should be sufficient, if they are followed. Introducing additional ones will just mean more are not followed, especially the banning of...
1st Jul 2018, 16:16
Replies: 36
Views: 4,115
Posted By Piltdown Man

The system that currently exists is clogged....

The system that currently exists is clogged. There are too many flights, insufficient controllers, strange national ATC boundaries, restrictive rules and precious little investment in modernisation....
1st Jul 2018, 08:34
Replies: 46
Views: 16,685
Posted By Piltdown Man

Over the past 20 years I’ve moved close to one...

Over the past 20 years I’ve moved close to one million people and I think I’ve had a problem with less than a half a dozen drunk/drugged up people. The cabin crew have had more but they dealt with. I...
1st Jul 2018, 07:17
Replies: 46
Views: 16,685
Posted By Piltdown Man

Firstly, I hope the cabin crew members involved,...

Firstly, I hope the cabin crew members involved, especially the one who was attacked are OK. It’s not nice being caught up in one of these incidents.

So how do we stop these incidents from taking...
27th Jun 2018, 08:19
Replies: 50
Views: 18,374
Posted By Piltdown Man

Herod - I disagree with your interpretation. The...

Herod - I disagree with your interpretation. The wing tanks were assumed to be full so the sum of their contents was added to an incorrectly dipped centre tank. Measuring the wing tanks would not...
Forum: Tech Log
23rd Jun 2018, 20:58
Replies: 4
Views: 1,479
Posted By Piltdown Man

Even if we feel itís justified, we can not force...

Even if we feel itís justified, we can not force passengers out of an aircraft. If they have to get off, you ask and they will normally comply. However... some think they can hold the aircraft (and...
22nd Jun 2018, 16:31
Replies: 2
Views: 707
Posted By Piltdown Man

The lounges cost between £25-35. The LBA lounges...

The lounges cost between £25-35. The LBA lounges (https://book.leedsbradfordairport.co.uk/book/LBA/MultiPurchase) section of the airports website describes the service on offer and the prices. The...
22nd Jun 2018, 07:19
Replies: 18
Views: 7,402
Posted By Piltdown Man

What a dreadful article. It was fact free at...

What a dreadful article. It was fact free at best. We saw mist/condensed vapour coming from the side panels and coughing passengers. It's not normal but we also don't know what created it. It...
Forum: Tech Log
20th Jun 2018, 12:42
Replies: 33
Views: 8,434
Posted By Piltdown Man

I have no problems with movies or pictures being...

I have no problems with movies or pictures being taken, but like some other “movies” and portraiture taken by individuals, they should be for private consumption. Publishing them on the web opens...
20th Jun 2018, 12:34
Replies: 31
Views: 11,261
Posted By Piltdown Man

Possibly a few too many Brazilians pretent to be...

Possibly a few too many Brazilians pretent to be Portuguese the moment they arrive landside in Europe.

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20th Jun 2018, 12:30
Replies: 79
Views: 22,457
Posted By Piltdown Man

Hacking into my aircraft will be extremely...

Hacking into my aircraft will be extremely difficult. Even those who physically wired to the aircraft with appropriate permissions find it difficult to perform updates. And judging by the bugs in our...
19th Jun 2018, 13:24
Replies: 20
Views: 8,208
Posted By Piltdown Man

Four exorbitantly expensive graduates flew this...

Four exorbitantly expensive graduates flew this missions from the ground. This is the culmination of years working on this project, a large bank of computer displays, uninterruptible and encoded...
Replies: 12
Views: 1,821
Posted By Piltdown Man

I don’t think one European school will properly...

I don’t think one European school will properly prepare you for bush flying. They’ll teach you to fly but not to operate. The schools that can teach are in bush territory. The areas that come to mind...
Forum: Tech Log
18th Jun 2018, 07:19
Replies: 42
Views: 7,495
Posted By Piltdown Man

I think that the writer intended pairs to mean...

I think that the writer intended pairs to mean both pilots, but doesn’t explicitly say that. To add to the confusion, headsets typically have two speakers, it’s also interesting to see that 121.5...
Forum: Tech Log
18th Jun 2018, 07:09
Replies: 58
Views: 10,271
Posted By Piltdown Man

“Failing” someone during trading is a good...

“Failing” someone during trading is a good measure of a company’s training standards and the trainers within. It happens, but normally this is for repetitive gross handling errors, diabolical CRM,...
Forum: Tech Log
18th Jun 2018, 06:05
Replies: 24
Views: 8,937
Posted By Piltdown Man

RVR is not forecast in a TAF. So you require your...

RVR is not forecast in a TAF. So you require your destination met. vis. to be forecast at or above your required visibility to depart with a single alternate. The only exception might be a very short...
Forum: ATC Issues
15th Jun 2018, 18:35
Replies: 27
Views: 7,901
Posted By Piltdown Man

Except at MME. I was badgered throughout the...

Except at MME. I was badgered throughout the climb for “altitude” but the lady insisted on altitude. Otherwise I would agree.

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14th Jun 2018, 15:57
Replies: 21
Views: 8,575
Posted By Piltdown Man

Obviously a town/city pairing that Muslims...

Obviously a town/city pairing that Muslims regularly travel between in very respectable numbers otherwise there would be no point setting up an airline operating between these two airports. The route...
14th Jun 2018, 09:05
Replies: 83
Views: 16,874
Posted By Piltdown Man

And Dublin must also be added to that list. I...

And Dublin must also be added to that list. I think that OCS in DUB provide the worst Special Assistance service in Europe. In the few years Iíve flown into and out of this place not once have they...
14th Jun 2018, 08:15
Replies: 22
Views: 7,216
Posted By Piltdown Man

Guilty as charged. I exaggerated. But he’s still...

Guilty as charged. I exaggerated. But he’s still a pretentious clown.

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9th Jun 2018, 05:48
Replies: 71
Views: 10,409
Posted By Piltdown Man

I’m very old fashioned. I go to the toilet when I...

I’m very old fashioned. I go to the toilet when I want to pee, I go to a barber when I want a haircut and my doctor when there is something wrong with me. Amazingly when I wish to travel I go to bus...
6th Jun 2018, 19:52
Replies: 26
Views: 9,639
Posted By Piltdown Man

There is no real shortage of pilots, just a...

There is no real shortage of pilots, just a shortage of victims. Only when airlines squeal that the only way to ensure their very existence is to have a properly funded ab-initio schemes will I...
6th Jun 2018, 15:42
Replies: 8
Views: 2,380
Posted By Piltdown Man

There are many people who travel with symptoms...

There are many people who travel with symptoms that may mimic the effects of being intoxicated. People so affected often carry documentation that explains their behaviour. Not doing so makes them...
2nd Jun 2018, 09:24
Replies: 8
Views: 1,621
Posted By Piltdown Man

Bagdad, Kabul, Northolt all provide a rapid, no...

Bagdad, Kabul, Northolt all provide a rapid, no questions asked entrance into the US. Nice men give you an orange jump suit for travel and you arrive by bizjet. No passport required.

It can give...
Forum: Tech Log
2nd Jun 2018, 09:16
Replies: 55
Views: 8,373
Posted By Piltdown Man

Our SOP’s are virtually identical to those...

Our SOP’s are virtually identical to those written by the manufacturer (our name is on the front of the manual). Only when they contain errors may we depart, but that is still done officially....
Forum: ATC Issues
2nd Jun 2018, 09:05
Replies: 20
Views: 6,526
Posted By Piltdown Man

Some (actually most) ATC units are very helpful...

Some (actually most) ATC units are very helpful and will try and (legitimately) get you a few minutes of slack. They will normally also allow the last few seconds of the Slot to be used, like LBA did...
Forum: Tech Log
2nd Jun 2018, 07:57
Replies: 14
Views: 3,399
Posted By Piltdown Man

Iím lost for words. To go heads down on a runway...

Iím lost for words. To go heads down on a runway after an autoland and autopilot failure and be able to track the LLZ, gauging distance to go by DME... You are a far, far better pilot than I can ever...
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