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3rd Apr 2019, 10:42
Replies: 61
Views: 49,845
Posted By Fair_Weather_Flyer

I’ve had a few bad experiences myself but...

I’ve had a few bad experiences myself but generally sim checks have been fair. I do remember being jabbed in the back of the neck by one man whenever he wanted to make his point. Another turned up...
Forum: Tech Log
24th Feb 2019, 19:05
Replies: 27
Views: 7,689
Posted By Fair_Weather_Flyer

I donít fly the 737 these days but do fly another...

I donít fly the 737 these days but do fly another Boeing type. Both of my previous airlines have come extremely close to crashing Boeing, aircraft on two engine go-arounds, probably closer than...
13th Dec 2018, 12:31
Replies: 185
Views: 50,597
Posted By Fair_Weather_Flyer

I suppose you are right 172 driver. The biggest...

I suppose you are right 172 driver. The biggest problem with contaminated runways is that when you are in dynamic situation i.e it’s starting to snow or raining heavily it can be hard to know when...
13th Dec 2018, 11:52
Replies: 185
Views: 50,597
Posted By Fair_Weather_Flyer

If you land the aircraft in the way the Boeing,...

If you land the aircraft in the way the Boeing, training manual specifies you will attain the required landing performance every time. No need to have a separate short field or long runway technique....
Forum: Tech Log
13th Mar 2018, 14:40
Replies: 9
Views: 1,650
Posted By Fair_Weather_Flyer

Well, this is as I would see it. I would have...

Well, this is as I would see it. I would have thought that for two engine performance considerations, a slower (within Boeing limits) rotation is no big deal. Most of the FDM events generated within...
Forum: Tech Log
13th Mar 2018, 09:29
Replies: 9
Views: 1,650
Posted By Fair_Weather_Flyer

Under-rotation and FDM (FOQA) events

We all know about over-rotation and the risks associated. Well, what about under-rotation? I fly for a 737 operator that has become increasingly interested in rotation rates as part of its FDM...
Forum: Freight Dogs
20th Jan 2018, 13:35
Replies: 202
Views: 144,495
Posted By Fair_Weather_Flyer

Thank you for your help guys. It sounds like...

Thank you for your help guys. It sounds like there is a lot of uncertainty at DHK right now due to Brexit. But then I guess it must be the same at most airlines.
Forum: Freight Dogs
20th Jan 2018, 07:51
Replies: 202
Views: 144,495
Posted By Fair_Weather_Flyer

I wonder if any of you at DHL can help me with...

I wonder if any of you at DHL can help me with regards to basing. In the past an LEJ base for newcomers was a given. But now, new joiners have been taken on for an EMA base. What are the chances of...
Forum: Tech Log
25th Sep 2017, 12:25
Replies: 54
Views: 13,659
Posted By Fair_Weather_Flyer

I've flown the 737 for a few years now. The one...

I've flown the 737 for a few years now. The one thing I have noticed is that pilots tend to avoid the advice given in the FCTM as to how to land the aircraft. Boeing is very detailed in its advice;...
Forum: North America
4th Jun 2017, 21:22
Replies: 172
Views: 115,896
Posted By Fair_Weather_Flyer

According to the QRH, using F40 for landing only...

According to the QRH, using F40 for landing only saves a few hundred feet of runway over an F30 landing. If the FO, had no experience of F40 landings, a wet La Guardia, was not the place to try it....
13th Dec 2016, 07:18
Replies: 12
Views: 10,190
Posted By Fair_Weather_Flyer

Great to see that everyone managed to get out...

Great to see that everyone managed to get out with their bags.
6th Aug 2016, 20:33
Replies: 87
Views: 60,225
Posted By Fair_Weather_Flyer

Thing is though, if there was a thunderstorm at...

Thing is though, if there was a thunderstorm at the end of the runway, would you want to go around? It becomes a land or die trying scenario.

I suspect that the reason for this accident will lie...
8th Jul 2016, 21:25
Replies: 965
Views: 534,793
Posted By Fair_Weather_Flyer

With Jet2 operating out of BHX, for 2017, it does...

With Jet2 operating out of BHX, for 2017, it does not look good for Monarch.
2nd Apr 2016, 15:41
Replies: 1,541
Views: 1,524,006
Posted By Fair_Weather_Flyer

Thing is though, doing a go around in the 737...

Thing is though, doing a go around in the 737 needs a mixture of hand flying and automation management skills, combined with mode awareness regarding the auto throttle and autopilot. It needs lots of...
9th Mar 2016, 18:47
Replies: 337
Views: 335,600
Posted By Fair_Weather_Flyer

From my reading of the report I'd still think...

From my reading of the report I'd still think that a major failure was the cause of the accident. Sure, the crew were trying to control the aicraft to the bitter end; but so were the Alaska Airlines...
2nd Mar 2016, 10:02
Replies: 1,178
Views: 693,163
Posted By Fair_Weather_Flyer

I was listening to Smooth Radio in the UK today....

I was listening to Smooth Radio in the UK today. The report said that BALPA, are asking for urgent safety measures to be introduced due to an increase in aircraft having near misses with.......wait...
3rd Oct 2015, 03:50
Replies: 25
Views: 19,518
Posted By Fair_Weather_Flyer

Accidents and incidents are not new to Loganair....

Accidents and incidents are not new to Loganair. Truth is, over the last twenty years they have possibly the worst record in the UK aviation industry. I can't remember them all but buy can remember a...
1st Feb 2015, 22:33
Replies: 210
Views: 97,932
Posted By Fair_Weather_Flyer

Well it's a version of capitalism. Left on there...

Well it's a version of capitalism. Left on there own without interference, markets will come up with all sorts of perverse and self destructive schemes; look at the collapse of the banking system....
29th Jan 2015, 17:13
Replies: 210
Views: 97,932
Posted By Fair_Weather_Flyer

Well Superpilot, Flybe, alone has 45-50 Q400's....

Well Superpilot, Flybe, alone has 45-50 Q400's. Then you've got Loganair, Stobart, Aurigny, Blue Islands, Atlantic and Eastern, probably others I've missed too. That must be 150+ turboprops and they...
6th Jan 2015, 14:03
Replies: 45
Views: 45,276
Posted By Fair_Weather_Flyer

As good an aircraft as the Saab might be, this...

As good an aircraft as the Saab might be, this accident makes me wonder what kind of battering that these machines have taken over the years. Constant exposure to saline weather conditions and strong...
12th Nov 2014, 00:46
Replies: 126
Views: 60,874
Posted By Fair_Weather_Flyer

Shouldn't be a problem justifying continuing to...

Shouldn't be a problem justifying continuing to BHX. My past experience of these kind of scenarios is that the CAA are looking for safety orientated decision making. Any mention of commercially...
16th Oct 2014, 15:01
Replies: 142
Views: 29,894
Posted By Fair_Weather_Flyer

Who is making the money on this though? Easyjet...

Who is making the money on this though? Easyjet or Captains Taking Cash (CTC)? I'll bet the aforementioned Captains make Carolyn look skint.
20th Sep 2014, 22:29
Replies: 686
Views: 476,283
Posted By Fair_Weather_Flyer

Well, this was never going to be a positive...

Well, this was never going to be a positive thread. It's not necessarily about just losing a job; for many the stakes are higher. In this hellish industry that we have helped create for ourselves,...
8th Sep 2014, 12:24
Replies: 46
Views: 19,886
Posted By Fair_Weather_Flyer

The aircraft might be replacements and not for...

The aircraft might be replacements and not for expansion. That's just as well because the expansion of Ryanair has done a lot of damage to flying as a career.
14th Aug 2014, 14:23
Replies: 274
Views: 134,973
Posted By Fair_Weather_Flyer

Some years ago, a friend told me that he was on...

Some years ago, a friend told me that he was on regional airline a type rating course with a bloke that had lost his arm in a light aircraft crash on the other side of the planet. Said individual...
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