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16th Apr 2019, 10:00
Replies: 82
Views: 46,466
Posted By JohnMcGhie

Mmmm... A friend of mine was a 747 captain: he...

Mmmm... A friend of mine was a 747 captain: he used to describe himself as a "Heavy Equipment Operator".

In Australia it depends a bit where you are: in seat 0A, you have a status close to god --...
3rd Apr 2019, 01:41
Replies: 27
Views: 22,101
Posted By JohnMcGhie

GEnx has problems too

Seems the GEnx is not immune...

https://www.smh.com.au/business/companies/jetstar-787-suffers-problems-with-both-engines-on-approach-to-osaka-20190327-p5183s.html
30th Sep 2018, 02:03
Replies: 27
Views: 14,810
Posted By JohnMcGhie

ATCO dies getting last aircraft out of Sulawesi

"Among the dead was a young Indonesian air traffic controller who stayed at his post when the earthquake hit to ensure that a plane carrying hundreds of passengers took off safely. He jumped from the...
20th Sep 2018, 09:25
Replies: 28
Views: 15,834
Posted By JohnMcGhie

Why is this system not fully automatic? If...

Why is this system not fully automatic?

If the FADEC has full authority over the engine, why doesn't the environmental control system have full authority over the cabin pressure?

Surely Mr....
Forum: Tech Log
20th Sep 2018, 00:42
Replies: 6
Views: 1,873
Posted By JohnMcGhie

Angel New York Times Wonders if We're Too Fat to Get Out

NYT Evacuation Questions (https://www.nytimes.com/2018/09/19/opinion/faa-airlines-evacuations-seat-size.html?action=click&module=Opinion&pgtype=Homepage)

Let's assume the concern is justified:...
2nd Jul 2018, 12:19
Replies: 27
Views: 9,320
Posted By JohnMcGhie

My bad ...

I sit corrected: thanks Megan! I can't think why I didn't look that up in 1966 when I was told it, I hate being wrong :O ...

Mind you, I was training on cutting edge technology: Halford H1 (later...
28th Jun 2018, 07:47
Replies: 27
Views: 9,320
Posted By JohnMcGhie

Fuel Cooling

In a word: "Fuel Cooling". On my Airforce Engine Mechanic's course, I was told:

In the early days, Rolls Royce held the patents on most of the alloys capable of holding their strength in the high...
14th Jun 2018, 06:14
Replies: 21
Views: 5,817
Posted By JohnMcGhie

"Australian television and radio host Eddie...

"Australian television and radio host Eddie McGuire, who was on the flight, said the plane "jumped up and down for about 10 seconds" and that "somebody described it as the feeling of going over the...
26th Jan 2018, 02:35
Replies: 9
Views: 3,844
Posted By JohnMcGhie

Something went bang near Brisbane

At least, according to a highly-hypreventilated beat-up by AAP:
Category: | The Courier Mail...
18th Oct 2017, 09:22
Replies: 50
Views: 26,131
Posted By JohnMcGhie

So: What was wrong with it?

Now we are all agreed that passengers are full of it, and their airline maybe not universally approved of, has anyone had time to find out what was "wrong" with the aircraft?

Enquiring minds...
11th Oct 2017, 04:12
Replies: 32
Views: 5,359
Posted By JohnMcGhie

Hi i42: The Lecher Line "size" is determined...

Hi i42:

The Lecher Line "size" is determined by the frequency at which it operates (around 200 MHz). In this case, "not large", maybe 18" long. It's two rods of metal in parallel with a shorting...
10th Oct 2017, 11:16
Replies: 32
Views: 5,359
Posted By JohnMcGhie

Thought it might be :-)

I thought that's what it was, but I remembered "Rebecca" as the Air Force name for them. I worked on Rebecca systems, in the Bristol Freighter and the DC-3, in 1968.

Evil device: the transmitter...
9th Oct 2017, 21:14
Replies: 32
Views: 5,359
Posted By JohnMcGhie

TACAN or DME?

That looks like the TACAN (VOR/DME) or DME antennas found on aircraft such as I used to work on. I am more used to seeing them under one wing, but that looks like the antenna: spacing and size are...
12th Apr 2017, 18:20
Replies: 104
Views: 51,096
Posted By JohnMcGhie

On autopilot???

According to the report in the Sydney Morning Herald (from newswire AAP...) which got it from the ATSB https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/2017/aair/ao-2017-044/ the aircraft...
20th Jul 2016, 08:56
Replies: 10
Views: 5,387
Posted By JohnMcGhie

Thanks rmm

So now I know, thank you very much. Given the fright SQ recently had with a fuel leak, it's good they found this one before it became exciting or expensive (relatively...)

And thanks to *Lancer*...
15th Jul 2016, 06:14
Replies: 10
Views: 5,387
Posted By JohnMcGhie

JQ29 Melbourne-Bangkok cancelled Tech

Jetstar flight grounded: Hundreds of passengers stranded in Melbourne, Bangkok...
27th Mar 2016, 23:31
Replies: 34
Views: 18,536
Posted By JohnMcGhie

Final report Released

http://www.taic.org.nz/ReportsandSafetyRecs/AviationReports/tabid/78/ctl/Detail/mid/482/InvNumber/2013-006/Page/0/language/en-US/Default.aspx?SkinSrc=[G]skins/taicAviation/skin_aviation
28th Jan 2016, 09:46
Replies: 3
Views: 3,616
Posted By JohnMcGhie

Reported Loss of Sep, Melbourne

Ben seems to think this was a bit close for comfort: Traffic chopper too close to Melbourne jets | Plane Talking...
18th Nov 2015, 08:12
Replies: 36
Views: 22,174
Posted By JohnMcGhie

Maybe better suited in Jet Blast though?

A question I wrestled with.

Jetblast is a place where people who like to flame each other can have at it. I think (my humble opinion...) that the people in Jetblast know what they are doing, and...
17th Nov 2015, 09:13
Replies: 36
Views: 22,174
Posted By JohnMcGhie

Do We Have a Stable Approach?

Shot down in flames: the dangers of the blame game | Flight Safety Australia (http://www.flightsafetyaustralia.com/2015/11/shot-down-in-flames-the-dangers-of-the-blame-game/)
23rd May 2015, 13:50
Replies: 20
Views: 11,155
Posted By JohnMcGhie

Wuhan is huge, pretty, and very, very central!

I visit Wuhan quite often (my girlfriend lives there...). It's not what you think...

The population is very close to 12 million, which puts it on the same level as Shanghai, Beijing, Guangdong.
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3rd Dec 2014, 07:01
Replies: 2,186
Views: 900,673
Posted By JohnMcGhie

It was the cold winters in Tokyo

According to the NTSB report (and yes, I have read it all...) the reason Japanese airliners were the most affected was due to the cold weather in Tokyo.

The report states that Li-Ion batteries are...
31st Oct 2014, 13:56
Replies: 12
Views: 6,770
Posted By JohnMcGhie

Air New Zealand pilot dies after landing plane at Perth

Read more: Air New Zealand pilot dies after landing plane at Perth (http://www.smh.com.au/national/air-new-zealand-pilot-dies-after-landing-plane-at-perth-20141031-11f8xb.html)

Such a sad day...
23rd Oct 2014, 10:25
Replies: 94
Views: 30,087
Posted By JohnMcGhie

Of course I have flown TT :-)

Of course I have flown TT, and I would do so again. Last trip to Adelaide I tried to book TT.

Sydney busses and trains are nice and new too: and I am on them every day.

Not overly comfortable,...
23rd Oct 2014, 10:15
Replies: 94
Views: 30,087
Posted By JohnMcGhie

Well, I thought it was "last year", but I see now...

Well, I thought it was "last year", but I see now it was nearly two year's ago. And yes, there's a reason I was not on JQ either :-)

I used to go to Sydney on the dear old COMFORTABLE 767's...
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