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18th Oct 2021, 22:53
Replies: 44
Views: 17,008
Posted By Equivocal

I'd like to think that the operator themselves...

I'd like to think that the operator themselves are investigating these events...like their Safety Management System should lead them to do. I would expect any aircraft operator to treat every...
Forum: ATC Issues
16th Oct 2021, 12:52
Replies: 12
Views: 1,676
Posted By Equivocal

An aircraft may have a mode S transponder but in...

An aircraft may have a mode S transponder but in order for the callsign to show on a radar screen (without any further actions by controller or pilot) the ground equipment has to be suitably...
Forum: ATC Issues
15th Oct 2021, 21:15
Replies: 12
Views: 1,676
Posted By Equivocal

First a warning, I'm no longer operational and...

First a warning, I'm no longer operational and haven't worked with mode S so someone may come along with more current and accurate info.

Squawking ident is nothing to do with mode C. Identing is...
Forum: Questions
11th Oct 2021, 17:38
Replies: 5
Views: 739
Posted By Equivocal

Don't think I've ever come across 'all...

Don't think I've ever come across 'all assistance' in this context, and I've been involved in the application of ICAO stuff in a variety of different places for a good many years.
Forum: Jet Blast
4th Oct 2021, 21:47
Replies: 48
Views: 3,520
Posted By Equivocal

My understanding for many years has been that as...

My understanding for many years has been that as much as the physical affect on braking action, the reason that leaves on the line cause problems is that the sensing of the position of each train...
Forum: Questions
23rd Sep 2021, 23:09
Replies: 5
Views: 739
Posted By Equivocal

If the aircraft is getting an ATC/FIS/ ...

If the aircraft is getting an ATC/FIS/
alerting service the pilot declares an emergency and someone on the ground determines the appropriate response from the available emergency services. What the...
Forum: ATC Issues
14th Sep 2021, 19:56
Forum: Questions
5th Sep 2021, 19:16
Replies: 2
Views: 836
Posted By Equivocal

If it helps, ICAO generally uses 'take-off' but...

If it helps, ICAO generally uses 'take-off' but sometimes drops the hyphen.. Don't think I've ever seen it as a single word in its documents.
Forum: ATC Issues
30th Aug 2021, 23:06
Replies: 2
Views: 783
Posted By Equivocal

I can't tell you for sure but I had some...

I can't tell you for sure but I had some involvement in the UK with development of previous and similar rules.

When writing rules one tries to draw up a comprehensive set of rules which cover all...
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Aug 2021, 20:53
Replies: 485
Views: 196,783
Posted By Equivocal

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

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5th Jul 2021, 19:29
Replies: 266
Views: 182,359
Posted By Equivocal

Sailvi767 Yup, nowhere is perfect. And we...

Sailvi767

Yup, nowhere is perfect. And we can all come up with examples of poor practise that we've experienced from others, although heaven forfend that we ever don't do it 'just right'...
2nd Jul 2021, 20:25
Replies: 59
Views: 48,579
Posted By Equivocal

Which is almost exactly what the international...

Which is almost exactly what the international SARPs specify - make the gusts 10kts or more above the mean and it would be fully compliant with the SARPs. IIRC, you have a UK background - the use of...
2nd Jul 2021, 11:56
Replies: 26
Views: 23,431
Posted By Equivocal

Not helped by the contamination on the stand.

Not helped by the contamination on the stand.
Forum: ATC Issues
28th Jun 2021, 12:27
Replies: 33
Views: 5,526
Posted By Equivocal

You might find something in the ATS Planning...

You might find something in the ATS Planning Manual, although I don't think it's been updated recently, and IIRC there was a Circular on AFIS although, again, I think the information is a touch dated.
27th Jun 2021, 20:01
Replies: 45
Views: 6,662
Posted By Equivocal

Off at a slight tangent, those were interesting...

Off at a slight tangent, those were interesting and fun days, I think. A couple of names spring to mind - Graeme A and Tony J, particularly - and a plonker in HR whose name escapes me, but for whom I...
23rd Jun 2021, 19:54
Replies: 4
Views: 370
Posted By Equivocal

I suppose they could always ask the UK government...

I suppose they could always ask the UK government for access to OneWeb....
Forum: Jet Blast
21st Jun 2021, 16:39
Replies: 52
Views: 2,815
Posted By Equivocal

Like Imagegear, I've been taking Atorvastatin for...

Like Imagegear, I've been taking Atorvastatin for well over 20 years. Blood test results seem to keep the doc happy and I haven't curtailed my diet significantly. No adverse effects that I've...
17th Jun 2021, 15:14
Replies: 43
Views: 5,203
Posted By Equivocal

In the early 80s there was a bit of business...

In the early 80s there was a bit of business traffic and flying training along with a small number of privately owned light aircraft. Names that come to mind are Eagle Aircraft Services, operators of...
16th Jun 2021, 21:20
Replies: 43
Views: 5,203
Posted By Equivocal

In my youth I did a bit of controlling at...

In my youth I did a bit of controlling at Leavesden, at the time home to a Rolls-Royce helicopter engine factory, and often had to sort out Leavesden traffic with flights in and out of Hatfield. Both...
16th Jun 2021, 20:49
Replies: 145
Views: 15,165
Posted By Equivocal

Interesting, I wonder how often a tech stop was...

Interesting, I wonder how often a tech stop was required. As an aside, I also remember that it seemed a long sector when packed together like sardines.
16th Jun 2021, 20:43
Replies: 9
Views: 4,122
Posted By Equivocal

I have some sympathy with Airmann's view. Capt....

I have some sympathy with Airmann's view. Capt. Sullenberger, without doubt, performed brilliantly when faced with very difficult circumstances (and I suspect performed similarly on a good number of...
16th Jun 2021, 20:17
Replies: 145
Views: 15,165
Posted By Equivocal

I recall a short-notice staff travel style...

I recall a short-notice staff travel style holiday which I arranged through a contact - must have been early to mid 80s - offered a seat that night. Went LGW-ATH on a 1-11 with only a handful of...
16th Jun 2021, 19:41
Replies: 237
Views: 63,409
Posted By Equivocal

Ahhh, what the safety engineers call the 'No...

Ahhh, what the safety engineers call the 'No change option'. D'you know, I remember the days when aircraft carried two pilots and a flight engineer and a navigator. And they flew by DR and sights...
16th Jun 2021, 16:08
Replies: 237
Views: 63,409
Posted By Equivocal

So what alternative do you propose?

So what alternative do you propose?
15th Jun 2021, 10:55
Replies: 60
Views: 23,757
Posted By Equivocal

The taxiway centrelines are painted like that...

The taxiway centrelines are painted like that because there are international standards. Some of the other markings on aprons are rather less standardised, however.
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