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5th Sep 2019, 08:23
Replies: 48
Views: 30,104
Posted By lederhosen

Seems like a refreshing dose of common sense. In...

Seems like a refreshing dose of common sense. In earlier times I can remember doing ferry flights in normal clothes. I am equally impressed that Easyjet ops can make a decision that quickly. The...
31st Aug 2019, 20:14
Replies: 6
Views: 1,547
Posted By lederhosen

We used Belfast or Glasgow for planning purposes....

We used Belfast or Glasgow for planning purposes. But I think Akureyri might also be a closer option.
Forum: Tech Log
14th Aug 2019, 13:01
Replies: 40
Views: 6,229
Posted By lederhosen

I agree with FullWings that an electronic...

I agree with FullWings that an electronic solution is certainly possible. But given airlines unwillingness to pay for stuff that might have prevented accidents (as suggested by Boeing now including...
Forum: Tech Log
13th Aug 2019, 16:26
Replies: 40
Views: 6,229
Posted By lederhosen

Back in my early 737 days we used assumed...

Back in my early 737 days we used assumed temperature with paper charts. Later on we got computers which then allowed us to calculate assumed plus derate and thus on short flights allowing even...
19th Jul 2019, 09:32
Replies: 289
Views: 137,796
Posted By lederhosen

What happened is clear not least because of the...

What happened is clear not least because of the video. Why it happened is less so. As an experienced captain on type I would venture a few comments. At first sight the crew were qualified and in...
4th Jul 2019, 11:31
Replies: 99
Views: 54,102
Posted By lederhosen

One of the exciting developments is the growing...

One of the exciting developments is the growing availability of cheaper, so far fix based simulators. Ryanair have bought a number of these at around a million per box versus ten million for the full...
11th Jun 2019, 18:51
Replies: 2,440
Views: 2,193,470
Posted By lederhosen

Gums what do you mean by trim to get the stick...

Gums what do you mean by trim to get the stick back to neutral on the Airbus? I am having problems understanding what pilot input you are describing. When I flew it you just let go and it returned to...
4th Jun 2019, 20:44
Replies: 37
Views: 9,063
Posted By lederhosen

My very vague memory was that the positioning...

My very vague memory was that the positioning flight from Leeds to Dublin (empty and with low block fuel) may have been a different matter to a pax load and a lot more fuel departing for Budapest....
4th May 2019, 12:29
Replies: 120
Views: 106,795
Posted By lederhosen

When I flew the 737 we had some with 10 knots and...

When I flew the 737 we had some with 10 knots and some with 15 knots limitation in the OM. In this case the metar winds seem to have been light and variable most of the time with a strong westerly...
4th May 2019, 12:11
Replies: 120
Views: 106,795
Posted By lederhosen

Disregard as a limitation e.g. max tailwind 10...

Disregard as a limitation e.g. max tailwind 10 knots or for some 737s 15 knots.
4th May 2019, 07:08
Replies: 120
Views: 106,795
Posted By lederhosen

You can disregard the gusts as far as approach...

You can disregard the gusts as far as approach planning is concerned, but this event demonstrates why a gusty tailwind with a wet runway is a problem. The actual wind on touchdown is also hard to be...
2nd May 2019, 09:18
Replies: 1
Views: 1,525
Posted By lederhosen

Obituary is in the Times today. After running...

Obituary is in the Times today. After running Britannia he was chief executive and chairman of Thomson. He made it to 100. One of the aviation greats. He died only a few weeks after another pioneer...
Forum: Tech Log
7th Apr 2019, 17:17
Replies: 9
Views: 1,375
Posted By lederhosen

I have actually had a loss of system B in an NG...

I have actually had a loss of system B in an NG with complete fluid loss. The leading edge devices and flaps all extended and the flaps 15 landing was a complete non event. Quite often things in the...
7th Apr 2019, 07:46
Replies: 29
Views: 5,408
Posted By lederhosen

I had the great good fortune to come across both...

I had the great good fortune to come across both Henryk Doktor and Andy Gough early in my flying career. Henryk was definitely a less is more kind of person and I am not referring just to the seat...
17th Mar 2019, 10:27
Replies: 23
Views: 10,634
Posted By lederhosen

I am pretty sure the Turkish Airlines limit is...

I am pretty sure the Turkish Airlines limit is not 45 for captains. I know of people well over that age getting in (even non type rated).
12th Mar 2019, 08:06
Replies: 5,129
Views: 10,252,385
Posted By lederhosen

In fifteen years on the 737 I cannot remember...

In fifteen years on the 737 I cannot remember using the stab trim cutout switches apart from in the sim and even then only very occasionally. If the pilot flying was confronted with a similar...
11th Mar 2019, 10:38
Replies: 5,129
Views: 10,252,385
Posted By lederhosen

It would be interesting to get an idea if anyone...

It would be interesting to get an idea if anyone else has been having sensor and MCAS problems. We know that the Lion aircraft experienced issues over several days. It seems inconceivable that the...
3rd Mar 2019, 14:27
Replies: 28
Views: 21,097
Posted By lederhosen

A lot of long haul jobs require an ATPL so the...

A lot of long haul jobs require an ATPL so the relief pilot can be in command when the captain is in the bunk. He was presumably type rated on his CPL so legal in that sense. But he clearly...
25th Oct 2018, 10:04
Replies: 289
Views: 137,796
Posted By lederhosen

The eyewitness gives an excellent account of what...

The eyewitness gives an excellent account of what happened from his perspective. However his impression of good visibility is almost certainly different from the view through the cockpit windows. As...
20th Jul 2018, 19:24
Replies: 193
Views: 209,007
Posted By lederhosen

Would not going part time be an option until you...

Would not going part time be an option until you can get a SH command at BA and again after a decent interval thereafter? I know the grass is always greener, but having done the low cost thing, I...
11th Jul 2018, 14:36
Replies: 208
Views: 42,572
Posted By lederhosen

One of the shortest lived callsign changes was...

One of the shortest lived callsign changes was when TUI changed HLX's from 'Excellence' to 'Yellow Smile'. A short time later it was changed again to 'Yellow Cab' which fitted the branding and...
26th Jun 2018, 06:18
Replies: 8
Views: 5,444
Posted By lederhosen

What it says on the checklist and how people may...

What it says on the checklist and how people may be reacting post the the Chinese incident are two different things. With a long flight ahead over northern Russia I have some sympathy for the pilot...
8th Jun 2018, 14:51
Replies: 27
Views: 18,722
Posted By lederhosen

swh it says they are expecting a planned return...

swh it says they are expecting a planned return in that range. The actual return could be anywhere between Torquelink's nil and Peter's hoped for upper end of 55% over the 12 years the money will...
8th Jun 2018, 10:46
Replies: 27
Views: 18,722
Posted By lederhosen

VApilot the investors have I understand got about...

VApilot the investors have I understand got about 75% of their original investment back after ten years. They may make a profit at some time in the future depending on how well the parting out goes.
2nd Jun 2018, 18:19
Replies: 48
Views: 18,474
Posted By lederhosen

Lufthansa has around 50 airbus narrow bodies over...

Lufthansa has around 50 airbus narrow bodies over 20 years old, with Swiss and other group companies probably operating another 50. So it is not correct to say that after ten years they are basically...
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