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Forum: Jet Blast
18th Aug 2021, 19:57
Replies: 301
Views: 36,533
Posted By Zaphod Beblebrox

Britain has been involved in Afghanistan on and...

Britain has been involved in Afghanistan on and off since before the https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/First_Anglo-Afghan_War. in the 1840's. We've always failed to stabilise it and lost much blood in...
Forum: North America
3rd Aug 2021, 16:44
Replies: 2
Views: 789
Posted By Zaphod Beblebrox

As Keebird stated, it's a safety issue for line...

As Keebird stated, it's a safety issue for line personnel who are disconnecting the power cable.
30th Jul 2021, 13:07
Replies: 49
Views: 18,927
Posted By Zaphod Beblebrox

A review of the first post of the approach plate...

A review of the first post of the approach plate shows that a circling procedure is not authorized at this airport in Category D.
4th Jun 2021, 21:28
Replies: 145
Views: 16,069
Posted By Zaphod Beblebrox

Yes that's about right. The one in the lower...

Yes that's about right. The one in the lower photo was after 1991, when the "hush kits" were required. Of course the BAC crews referred this as the "Warp-Drive" modification. It did reduce the...
4th Jun 2021, 13:40
Replies: 145
Views: 16,069
Posted By Zaphod Beblebrox

Please don't forget US Airways in the states. ...

Please don't forget US Airways in the states. After the 1972 merger of Allegheny Airlines and Mohawk airlines, Allegheny inherited a fleet of BAC-111's. They were there, in 1986 when I was hired,...
Forum: Jet Blast
7th Jan 2021, 00:53
Replies: 6,341
Views: 523,142
Posted By Zaphod Beblebrox

I have been watching my CNN feed throughout the...

I have been watching my CNN feed throughout the early morning as the events have unfolded in DC and I must say, I am fighting hard to prevent my Schadenfreude from rearing its ugly head.

Although...
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Jan 2021, 22:59
Replies: 6,341
Views: 523,142
Posted By Zaphod Beblebrox

"[W]hen the people give way, their deceivers,...

"[W]hen the people give way, their deceivers, betrayers, and destroyers press upon them so fast, that there is no resisting afterwards. The nature of the encroachment upon the American Constitution...
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Jan 2021, 22:53
Replies: 6,341
Views: 523,142
Posted By Zaphod Beblebrox

t.https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulleti...

t.https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/474x611/ben_franklin_d8782685743ff529e379ec0ef437b1a24484fc95.jpg
At the close of the Constitutional Convention of 1787, Franklin was queried as...
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Oct 2020, 00:15
Replies: 6,341
Views: 523,142
Posted By Zaphod Beblebrox

The president has contracted a hoax virus,which...

The president has contracted a hoax virus,which is part of a deep state, democratic party, far left socialist conspiracy. He doesn't need to to be hospitalized or treated because it's a hoax virus...
6th Apr 2020, 20:44
Replies: 66
Views: 21,479
Posted By Zaphod Beblebrox

Speaking as a Yank who graduated from a very...

Speaking as a Yank who graduated from a very middle of the road US Public High School, I am shocked and dismayed that the country that gave the world Shakespeare, the Kings English and a beautiful...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Nov 2019, 14:53
Replies: 13
Views: 2,399
Posted By Zaphod Beblebrox

Here is a very interesting look at Post Modernism...

Here is a very interesting look at Post Modernism and the Left from Canadian Psychology Professor, Jordan Peterson.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8UVUnUnWfHI
21st Aug 2019, 17:51
Replies: 22
Views: 7,975
Posted By Zaphod Beblebrox

It’s a GAMA thing. Wheels Up, until the purchase...

It’s a GAMA thing. Wheels Up, until the purchase of Travel Management Co, did not have an operating certificate. If you have ever attended a Flight Safety course on the king air you would know that...
21st Aug 2019, 17:46
Replies: 22
Views: 7,975
Posted By Zaphod Beblebrox

l am not sure on that one. I know that the...

l am not sure on that one. I know that the customer only pays for occupied hours, what ever that is. I think it is block time but I am not sure.
14th Aug 2019, 13:19
Replies: 22
Views: 7,975
Posted By Zaphod Beblebrox

Speaking as a former WheelsUp pilot on the...

Speaking as a former WheelsUp pilot on the KingAir; There is a very long and complete check for the first flight of the day. It involves a complete electrical, trim, auto-pilot, de-icing,...
26th Feb 2019, 15:14
Replies: 921
Views: 2,230,441
Posted By Zaphod Beblebrox

I don’t want to further muddy the waters but...

I don’t want to further muddy the waters but there is an elevator AD on the 767 relating to some shear pins, that are designed to break if the elevators become jammed. This action allows the others...
20th Feb 2019, 13:37
Replies: 8
Views: 8,378
Posted By Zaphod Beblebrox

I have worked with the attorney who filed...

I have worked with the attorney who filed Whistle-Blower complaints with the US Department of Labor on maintenance issues. A whistle blower complaint, part of a recent congressional bill called...
4th Feb 2019, 18:08
Replies: 43
Views: 34,044
Posted By Zaphod Beblebrox

I would also agree on an inflight break up / loss...

I would also agree on an inflight break up / loss of control accident. A video from a security camera, (a posting above), shows smoke coming from something other than the fuselage. the aircraft is...
2nd Feb 2019, 23:30
Replies: 1
Views: 2,052
Posted By Zaphod Beblebrox

Comlux Malta

Does anyone have any information on this company? They are looking for an experienced A319 /320 First Officer.
Forum: North America
5th Oct 2018, 22:03
Replies: 127
Views: 57,508
Posted By Zaphod Beblebrox

Marketing wise I am starting to smell the cookies...

Marketing wise I am starting to smell the cookies they used to have on Air Midwest. Secondary cities, business class seats, if you want that, and point to point service. It's been done before but...
Forum: North America
5th Oct 2018, 21:51
Replies: 5
Views: 1,534
Posted By Zaphod Beblebrox

The NOTAM system is unbelievably cumbersome and...

The NOTAM system is unbelievably cumbersome and does not support aviation safety in the real world. if you have to look through 27 pages to find what you want it does not support safety. I would...
2nd Jul 2018, 12:26
Replies: 45
Views: 19,859
Posted By Zaphod Beblebrox

[QUOTE=stilton;10186246] I must be missing...

[QUOTE=stilton;10186246]

I must be missing something


Our operations manual prohibits us from making public speeches / talking to the media after an accident/ incident or aircraft damage
...
1st Jul 2018, 22:51
Replies: 45
Views: 19,859
Posted By Zaphod Beblebrox

I just finished a 4 day trip, and we picked up...

I just finished a 4 day trip, and we picked up ship #806AW, the hail damaged aircraft, in Houston, IAH, and went on to LAX. We kept the same airplane from LAX to CMH, Columbus, OH. It flew just...
14th Jun 2018, 19:52
Replies: 19
Views: 17,722
Posted By Zaphod Beblebrox

Does anyone on this board know anyone who works...

Does anyone on this board know anyone who works there? I answered an add and sent my resume. No age limit given and I am retiring from a US Carrier soon. I would like to know pay and T&C's.

Thanks...
Forum: North America
11th May 2018, 16:53
Replies: 678
Views: 315,522
Posted By Zaphod Beblebrox

I work for AA and will venture a guess. Mr....

I work for AA and will venture a guess. Mr. Parker was the first to offer a "flow" program as a legacy major carrier. He believes that a properly constructed "flow" program will attract the...
Replies: 384
Views: 311,887
Posted By Zaphod Beblebrox

I had a toxic air incident on an a 320 a month...

I had a toxic air incident on an a 320 a month ago. Luckily it happened at the gate prior to departure. My flight attendants had had it happen before and were familiar with the smell. We ask the...
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Mar 2018, 12:39
Replies: 22,015
Views: 4,000,025
Posted By Zaphod Beblebrox

News from Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional...

News from Pennsylvania’s 18th Congressional district:

Today young Democrat Connor Lamb, has declared victory for the US Congressional House seat vacated by Republican Tim Murphy, after...
Replies: 384
Views: 311,887
Posted By Zaphod Beblebrox

This is real! I am sitting at gate T12 in KATL...

This is real! I am sitting at gate T12 in KATL with very sick A319. Maintenance says that the APU was overserviced. They have to do a “burn out” procedure. It is a terrible smell that makes you...
27th Feb 2018, 17:44
Replies: 43
Views: 42,124
Posted By Zaphod Beblebrox

I believe this company is advertising in the US...

I believe this company is advertising in the US but without disclosure of the company name. I am flying the Bus for a US major and will retire (age 65) this year. Most adds for this part of the...
Forum: Tech Log
22nd Feb 2018, 17:26
Replies: 14
Views: 3,703
Posted By Zaphod Beblebrox

The Following is taken from a Naval Aviation...

The Following is taken from a Naval Aviation Student guide and quotes from Aerodynamics for Naval Aviators:

STALL SPEED
As angle of attack increases, up to CLmax AOA, true airspeed decreases in...
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Jan 2018, 22:49
Replies: 22,015
Views: 4,000,025
Posted By Zaphod Beblebrox

http://www.brandeis.edu/now/2017/February/images/l...

http://www.brandeis.edu/now/2017/February/images/lincoln.jpg

"Four Score and seven years ago, our forefathers, from various shit-hole countries, brought forth upon this continent, a new nation...
Forum: Jet Blast
8th Nov 2017, 17:23
Replies: 22,015
Views: 4,000,025
Posted By Zaphod Beblebrox

An anomaly, or shades of things to come. ...

An anomaly, or shades of things to come. Democrats win big in Virginia: https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/07/us/politics/virginia-election-democrats.html
Forum: Tech Log
6th Nov 2017, 23:16
Replies: 27
Views: 8,166
Posted By Zaphod Beblebrox

We are pilots, who approach the OP question with...

We are pilots, who approach the OP question with technical answers. The real answer is that airlines don't actually worry about saving fuel. They want to save money!. Fuel and money may not be the...
17th Oct 2017, 22:33
Replies: 8
Views: 3,256
Posted By Zaphod Beblebrox

Could you tell us what University and what your...

Could you tell us what University and what your background is. I might not comment bublicly but via a private message.
Forum: Tech Log
5th Oct 2017, 16:54
Replies: 5
Views: 3,132
Posted By Zaphod Beblebrox

Sulfidation: High temperature turbine blade...

Sulfidation: High temperature turbine blade corrosion (http://www.aviationpros.com/article/10387209/sulfidation-high-temperature-turbine-blade-corrosion)

Mechanical erosion like pitting, FOD,...
Forum: Nordic Forum
26th Sep 2017, 19:50
Replies: 41
Views: 33,404
Posted By Zaphod Beblebrox

An update on Iceland Air Personality Testing. ...

An update on Iceland Air Personality Testing. The test is the MMPI, or Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Inventory. This test was developed by researchers at the University of Minnesota, in the US...
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