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8th Sep 2020, 06:31
Replies: 311
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Posted By B744IRE

There are excellent GPS based AHRS units commonly...

There are excellent GPS based AHRS units commonly used in GA that would give the required information to keep control of the aircraft while they regain situation awareness and sort out any technical...
26th Aug 2020, 07:16
Replies: 1,828
Views: 1,461,723
Posted By B744IRE

Another UK airline tried to dump BALPA and formed...

Another UK airline tried to dump BALPA and formed another union. The airline just refused to recognise the new union despite 87% membership and a promise from Mr Blair PM that companies must...
26th Aug 2020, 07:02
Replies: 129
Views: 35,516
Posted By B744IRE

Sadly, passenger B747s are no longer economical...

Sadly, passenger B747s are no longer economical so I am talking about adapting freighters. The C of G problem has already been addressed by systems used by aircraft spraying oil slicks...a simple...
25th Aug 2020, 21:25
Replies: 129
Views: 35,516
Posted By B744IRE

Cylindrical tanks on the upper deck and above the...

Cylindrical tanks on the upper deck and above the main deck ceiling...and maybe in the centre wing tanks?
25th Aug 2020, 20:53
Replies: 129
Views: 35,516
Posted By B744IRE

True, but on the other hand... Jet A = 43...

True, but on the other hand...

Jet A = 43 MJ/Kg
Lithium battery = 1 MJ/Kg (43 times the weight of Jet A)
Hydrogen = 130 MJ/Kg (one third the weight of Jet A) assuming LIQUID hydrogen.

Natural...
25th Aug 2020, 07:21
Replies: 129
Views: 35,516
Posted By B744IRE

Hydrogen Powered B747

Lockheed abandoned the Hydrogen Tristar because the tanks would be too bulky.
The B747 freighter could have a large hydrogen tank on the upper deck powering the two inboard engines while the two...
17th Jul 2020, 16:01
Replies: 129
Views: 35,516
Posted By B744IRE

I think Boeing insisted on all the B747-400s...

I think Boeing insisted on all the B747-400s having the stronger landing gear so they could be freighters later.
Unlike the A380...B747 freighters will be around for a few more years.
17th Jul 2020, 07:53
Replies: 129
Views: 35,516
Posted By B744IRE

Ray_Y Between 1983 and 2016... RB211 with...

Ray_Y
Between 1983 and 2016...
RB211 with Saudia...didn't like starting in a tailwind...one shutdown in flight.
P @ W with Virgin on Classic...one shutdown in flight.
GE on B744...perfect.
17th Jul 2020, 07:19
Replies: 129
Views: 35,516
Posted By B744IRE

1969

In 1969 the first B747 flew...in 1969 men walked on the moon...in 1969 the first Concorde flew...in 1969 I completed my RAF Flying Scholarship and got my PPL.
15,800 hours on the B747 and 1,690...
9th Jul 2020, 16:55
Replies: 129
Views: 35,516
Posted By B744IRE

In the 1980s Lockheed explored the possibility of...

In the 1980s Lockheed explored the possibility of a hydrogen powered Tristar but the large tanks required proved a problem.
I always thought hydrogen was the future and the upper deck of the 747 the...
29th Jun 2020, 13:12
Replies: 1,828
Views: 1,461,723
Posted By B744IRE

I retired in 2016 at 65 without reaching any of...

I retired in 2016 at 65 without reaching any of my retirement targets and was then informed I needed dental implants to replace the botched dental implants at a cost of £30,000...so I have been...
12th Jun 2020, 07:05
Replies: 600
Views: 489,267
Posted By B744IRE

Flightrider has ASSUMED the senior pilots have...

Flightrider has ASSUMED the senior pilots have got huge pension pots but after years of adding 10% to the 15% my pot was nowhere near the figures he quotes. ASSUMING they have reached the...
28th May 2020, 15:54
Replies: 600
Views: 489,267
Posted By B744IRE

The B747-400 will be around a while longer.

The classics were going within 6 months...7 years later the last one left.
A full B747-400 to Orlando has the same operating cost as an A330.
BTW...the basic weight of an A340-600 is 179.2T and the...
7th May 2020, 21:07
Replies: 600
Views: 489,267
Posted By B744IRE

A320 Baby...the point is...when the retirement...

A320 Baby...the point is...when the retirement age was increased to 65 VAA conveniently forgot to raise the maximum age for a type conversion course from 57 to 62 (3 years remaining). This gave the...
7th May 2020, 18:22
Replies: 600
Views: 489,267
Posted By B744IRE

Can anyone tell me the maximum age for a Type...

Can anyone tell me the maximum age for a Type Rating Conversion Course in VAA...is it 57 or 62?
If still 57 then the B744 Captains will be gardening soon,
3rd May 2020, 12:53
Replies: 1,828
Views: 1,461,723
Posted By B744IRE

The advice from a very good firm in London... ...

The advice from a very good firm in London...
Yes you will win but forget the headline figures you see in the media...it will only cover our fees.
3rd May 2020, 10:43
Replies: 1,828
Views: 1,461,723
Posted By B744IRE

Try lodging an age discrimination grievance...

Try lodging an age discrimination grievance against your airline...punishment rosters eventually leading to some form of contrived disciplinary and possibly loss of job.
3rd May 2020, 10:41
Replies: 1,828
Views: 1,461,723
Posted By B744IRE

In VA they conveniently forgot to raise the...

In VA they conveniently forgot to raise the maximum age for a conversion course to a new type from 57 to 62 when the maximum retirement age was raised from 60 to 65...this gave them a 8 year window...
22nd Apr 2020, 19:23
Replies: 600
Views: 489,267
Posted By B744IRE

Good luck everyone

Branson is no different to Bishop, Laker, Keegan, Stocks, Walsh etc. etc. They all retreat to their tax havens pleading poverty while the troops at the coal face take the hit. The industry has been...
12th Jan 2020, 18:42
Replies: 49
Views: 17,951
Posted By B744IRE

Basic weight of a B747-400 177,400 kg Basic...

Basic weight of a B747-400 177,400 kg
Basic weight of a A340-600 179,200 kg
A full B747-400 from London to Orlando has same operating costs of an A330.
Bring on the B747-900 with B787 technology.
30th Dec 2019, 21:33
Replies: 22
Views: 12,795
Posted By B744IRE

Angel B747-400 into LCY

Landed at LCY in the B747-400 simulator at max landing weight 285T with autobrakes MAX...VREF 153 kts...rate of descent 1400 feet/min...flare at 70 feet...stopped at last turn-off before the end of...
21st Nov 2019, 09:47
Replies: 4,656
Views: 4,267,898
Posted By B744IRE

In the B737NG simulator...If the pilot flying is...

In the B737NG simulator...If the pilot flying is applying nose up elevator it is much harder for the pilot monitoring to move the manual stabiliser trim wheel.
If the pilot flying offloads the...
15th Jul 2018, 20:11
Replies: 732
Views: 456,674
Posted By B744IRE

EASA 7 March 2018...ICAO ATTACHMENT TO...

EASA 7 March 2018...ICAO ATTACHMENT TO AUTOMATICALLY VALIDATE LICENCES (issue 1) issued in accordance with Annex VII to Commission Regulation (EU) 1178/2011...
1. The licence is automatically...
15th Jul 2018, 18:54
Replies: 259
Views: 51,860
Posted By B744IRE

Many of us will not have a decent pension...

Many of us will not have a decent pension (Monarch etc) and after divorces and school fees will need to keep working.Others, like myself, just enjoy the flying and see no reason why we shouldn’t keep...
Forum: Freight Dogs
2nd Jul 2017, 06:52
Replies: 7
Views: 3,612
Posted By B744IRE

Please enlighten us...how do we PM you? Tried...

Please enlighten us...how do we PM you?
Tried Wiki but still none the wiser.
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