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24th Jun 2020, 03:02
Replies: 19
Views: 13,105
Posted By champair79

I think you mean G-ZBLA and G-ZBLB (both BJA and...

I think you mean G-ZBLA and G-ZBLB (both BJA and BJB are -8s and were the first 787s delivered to the airline back in 2013). Nothing confirmed yet as it happens.

champ
16th Jun 2020, 20:40
Replies: 4
Views: 501
Posted By champair79

Off the top of my head, currently it’s BOS, JFK...

Off the top of my head, currently it’s BOS, JFK (some), ORD, LAX and SFO (I may have missed a few). The rest are belly freighters except a few repatriation flights (denoted usually with a BA91**...
7th Jun 2020, 23:40
Replies: 379
Views: 62,289
Posted By champair79

Titan Airways 757 G-POWH flying STN-LPA (fuel...

Titan Airways 757 G-POWH flying STN-LPA (fuel stop)-ANU to pick up the West Indies cricket team. Iím so glad sport is returning over the next few weeks even if itís not going to be like it was...
7th Jun 2020, 15:51
Replies: 184
Views: 21,686
Posted By champair79

Could be for repatriations (they need the pax...

Could be for repatriations (they need the pax capacity) or more than likely its for cargo reasons. BA operates a twice weekly 787 freighter service to DME for that very reason (and yes, I know it...
Forum: Freight Dogs
6th Jun 2020, 11:00
Replies: 14
Views: 2,899
Posted By champair79

The SAA 747 Heldeberg accident near Mauritius... ...

The SAA 747 Heldeberg accident near Mauritius...

Basically re-certifying a combi is prohibitively expensive I believe due to the fire suppression system. The only ones that exist are ones that...
Forum: Jet Blast
4th Jun 2020, 20:04
Replies: 8,224
Views: 735,170
Posted By champair79

Although youíre technically right, the figures...

Although youíre technically right, the figures are always in arrears. Monday 1st June wouldíve included deaths over the weekend but not actually any on Monday (the Ďweekend effectí). In fact, all...
29th May 2020, 13:22
Replies: 137
Views: 59,404
Posted By champair79

Regardless of what Wikipedia says, thatís not an...

Regardless of what Wikipedia says, thatís not an official source.

Presumably he has done Air Law (US or UK, it doesnít really matter). One should always reference the countryís AIP. Of course in...
25th May 2020, 09:15
Replies: 692
Views: 550,108
Posted By champair79

It’s with Lufthansa Technik. I wouldn’t be...

It’s with Lufthansa Technik.

I wouldn’t be so sure about it going to Chateauroux. I believe it’s going to do a few repatriation flights to and from South Africa along with the only 747 that’s...
24th May 2020, 18:44
Replies: 1,597
Views: 2,425,174
Posted By champair79

I’m not sure why everyone has ignored my theory...

I’m not sure why everyone has ignored my theory but I’m betting false glide capture (a la Bishkek 747 a few years back) with no sense checking using their 3x table. Then target fixation,...
23rd May 2020, 18:55
Replies: 1,597
Views: 2,425,174
Posted By champair79

I donít think Iíve seen it mentioned but my...

I donít think Iíve seen it mentioned but my theory is possibly a false glideslope capture similar to the MyCargo 747 at Bishkek. Thatís backed up by listening to the recordings when one of the pilots...
19th May 2020, 21:03
Replies: 184
Views: 21,686
Posted By champair79

Theyíre using DHL/Do&Co trucks to help out. Yes...

Theyíre using DHL/Do&Co trucks to help out. Yes it is very labour intensive. This is balanced out by not having many flights to cater and plenty of spare rampies.

Tomorrow, the CHR A319 will do...
19th May 2020, 20:56
Replies: 24
Views: 1,710
Posted By champair79

Do you know how colour deficient you are? Have...

Do you know how colour deficient you are? Have you done the CAD test? Before this came out, I wouldn’t have been granted a class 1 but thankfully right place, right time (phew!).
...
Forum: Tech Log
5th May 2020, 17:06
Replies: 21
Views: 5,363
Posted By champair79

At BA, we call it SCF (statistical contingency...

At BA, we call it SCF (statistical contingency fuel). We usually operate to a 95% coverage which allows you to take flight plan fuel in the knowledge that itís highly unlikely youíll need more unless...
5th May 2020, 16:50
Replies: 60
Views: 27,235
Posted By champair79

Remember that the temporary hospital facilities...

Remember that the temporary hospital facilities give the NHS a buffer so that hospitals can resume normal operations. There will undoubtedly be a rise hospital admissions as well once lockdown...
Forum: Questions
4th May 2020, 12:40
Replies: 5
Views: 518
Posted By champair79

Hi Andi, I think you’re mistaken. With both...

Hi Andi,

I think you’re mistaken. With both engines operating, you rotate normally at about 3 degrees/sec towards 15 degrees and wait for the SRS/FD to display and follow them. It should keep the...
14th Apr 2020, 17:04
Replies: 32
Views: 40,557
Posted By champair79

Itís got an F suffix according to FICO. On FR24...

Itís got an F suffix according to FICO. On FR24 for example, it will show it without the suffix.
14th Apr 2020, 16:59
Replies: 32
Views: 40,557
Posted By champair79

In BA at least, the following apply. C -...

In BA at least, the following apply.

C - Charter
E - Engineering
F - Freighter
P - Positioning (ferry flight)
T - Training

There might be a few I’ve missed out but that covers most of it....
14th Apr 2020, 11:45
Replies: 32
Views: 40,557
Posted By champair79

itís a freight-only flight. Most of them are...

itís a freight-only flight. Most of them are flying with passenger flight numbers rather than adding the customary ĎFí suffix to the callsign. However in the systems, itíll be listed as BA295F in...
28th Mar 2020, 23:35
Replies: 19
Views: 6,116
Posted By champair79

Reasonably confident youíll have one to the...

Reasonably confident youíll have one to the capital again very shortly....but it wonít be LGW.
Forum: Tech Log
28th Mar 2020, 13:28
Replies: 25
Views: 2,679
Posted By champair79

Hi frankice, I highly recommend you download...

Hi frankice,

I highly recommend you download the STORADIO app (do you have a company device to put it on?). When you open it, it will update with the latest propagation forecast so you can quickly...
21st Feb 2020, 10:05
Replies: 7
Views: 987
Posted By champair79

This all forms part of the brief and downgrade...

This all forms part of the brief and downgrade options. Ultimately you are flying using the needles but you may be using the green/magenta string to fly it in FINAL APP/ LNAV/VNAV. Our ops manual on...
Forum: Tech Log
20th Jan 2020, 12:10
Replies: 2
Views: 1,268
Posted By champair79

For the A320 family, it’s in the FCOM. ...

For the A320 family, it’s in the FCOM.

PRO-NOR-SUP-MISC - “Operations at QNH above 1050hPa”.

Essentially you have to check whether you’re exceeding the flight envelope of -1000’ based on STD.
...
Forum: ATC Issues
17th Oct 2019, 21:09
Replies: 66
Views: 28,490
Posted By champair79

From the LIDO AOI LHR pages. I tend to...

From the LIDO AOI LHR pages.



I tend to apply that to every airport I fly to out of habit (Iím LHR based) despite what CAP413 advises unless itís obvious what the specific airfield requires.
...
28th Jul 2019, 11:17
Replies: 232
Views: 175,271
Posted By champair79

Unless youíre on the Airbus where the handling...

Unless youíre on the Airbus where the handling pilot pulls reverse. The Airbus fleets now are very close to ĎAirbus standard SOPsí with the major exception being the monitored approach.

champ
Forum: ATC Issues
4th Jun 2019, 18:49
Replies: 3
Views: 2,933
Posted By champair79

CDG is the only airport I know where it’s SOP to...

CDG is the only airport I know where it’s SOP to intercept the extended centreline even if not cleared unless the controller has specifically not told you to. As 95% of the approaches we fly are...
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