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10th Oct 2011, 21:06
Replies: 18
Views: 8,904
Posted By jshg

Speaking of AYT, since last August they have gone...

Speaking of AYT, since last August they have gone mad with SIDs, STARs and approach procedures after adding RNAV. For the four runways normally used (two N, two S) there are now 19 pages of STARs ad...
21st May 2010, 20:22
Replies: 1,543
Views: 775,351
Posted By jshg

The A330 in particular will bite you if you are a...

The A330 in particular will bite you if you are a little high, with a tailwind maybe, and you increase rate of descent. The autothrust reduces power from pretty low to idle, and can be quite relaxed...
21st May 2010, 19:49
Replies: 3,110
Views: 1,396,191
Posted By jshg

Precisely ! The F18s would have been manoeuvring...

Precisely ! The F18s would have been manoeuvring at high speed, high thrust, with no engine bleed worth speaking of, and probably at medium/low level. Under these circumstances they would have almost...
20th May 2010, 19:17
Replies: 3,110
Views: 1,396,191
Posted By jshg

The tech log entries I have seen refer to...

The tech log entries I have seen refer to 'unknown contaminant on turbine blades' etc etc. After assorted checks, the CRS states 'within limits' or similar.
But this 'unknown contaminant' could be...
5th Jan 2010, 19:21
Replies: 4
Views: 2,199
Posted By jshg

The screen cracked, they went back .... big deal....

The screen cracked, they went back .... big deal. A non story.
Forum: Jet Blast
8th Dec 2009, 18:51
Replies: 321
Views: 83,093
Posted By jshg

No, the LH captain did exactly the right thing....

No, the LH captain did exactly the right thing. He was under commercial/professional pressure to get the flight away on time, and he was frustrated by the jobsworths. If all his pax wrote in and...
Forum: Questions
28th Nov 2009, 21:24
Replies: 62
Views: 10,814
Posted By jshg

No, don't give the details please ! We don't want...

No, don't give the details please ! We don't want a witch hunt and somebody losing their jobs over this ridiculous rule.
21st Sep 2009, 09:14
Replies: 160
Views: 41,644
Posted By jshg

No, LHR security staff have stiff competition...

No, LHR security staff have stiff competition here in the UK for the world's most uneducated staff.
Yesterday I was asked by LTN Security what 'LGW' meant on an ID card. At least he was pleasant...
3rd Sep 2009, 19:53
Replies: 269
Views: 58,356
Posted By jshg

On my last flight to the USA we had an...

On my last flight to the USA we had an accompanying passenger who had great trouble getting through US Immigration. They take fingerprints from each hand, but after an industrial accident he only had...
Forum: Tech Log
21st Aug 2009, 14:22
Replies: 6
Views: 3,605
Posted By jshg

It's an improvement. Presently, if there is a...

It's an improvement. Presently, if there is a TCAS resolution command the autopilot must be disconnected, the F/D switched off and the aircraft manually flown out of the V/S red sector.
The new mod...
18th Aug 2009, 23:13
Replies: 269
Views: 58,356
Posted By jshg

Re: Computer says No.

I too have experience of UK government agencies losing secure database information.
A couple of years ago when selling my house, the Land Registry Office ( a government database of all land...
Forum: Tech Log
3rd Aug 2009, 14:17
Replies: 4,594
Views: 2,872,883
Posted By jshg

On the A330 in manual thrust if speed drops below...

On the A330 in manual thrust if speed drops below a certain point, ( 'alpha floor', close to the stall), auto thrust re-engages at TOGA power (thrust lock). The only thing that will stop it is if...
30th Jun 2009, 16:48
Replies: 125
Views: 20,005
Posted By jshg

Well done BALPA. Let's keep up the pressure to...

Well done BALPA. Let's keep up the pressure to ensure this whole madcap ego trip is scrapped completely.
Manchester Airport is one of those which signed up enthusiastically for this scheme. Local...
2nd Jun 2009, 12:35
Replies: 947
Views: 1,051,605
Posted By jshg

I've had one very severe turbulence incident on...

I've had one very severe turbulence incident on an Airbus A300. In the twelve seconds during which we were out of control, the ECAM was producing a stream of messages for electrical and hydraulic...
11th May 2009, 09:29
Replies: 125
Views: 20,005
Posted By jshg

Quite right, Feather #3 .... but as you fear, the...

Quite right, Feather #3 .... but as you fear, the new government ID card is simply an 'extra layer' of bureaucracy that will not address this problem.
It IS being touted by the government as the way...
9th May 2009, 07:42
Replies: 125
Views: 20,005
Posted By jshg

The UK papers for the last few days have been...

The UK papers for the last few days have been full of the disgusting antics of our so-called leaders and MPs and their expenses claims. This confidential information has been leaked, with devastating...
7th Apr 2009, 10:36
Replies: 269
Views: 58,356
Posted By jshg

I agree - why on earth are they doing all this,...

I agree - why on earth are they doing all this, when they have been told over and over that it won't work, and will cost a fortune? I suspect that it started as a macho reaction to the post 911 Bush...
29th Mar 2009, 21:43
Replies: 269
Views: 58,356
Posted By jshg

Yes, Manrow. We already have a 'card' to access a...

Yes, Manrow. We already have a 'card' to access a 'high security area' - the same one we've had for years, the good old airport ID card.
Our beloved government has decided it wants national ID...
17th Mar 2009, 09:33
Replies: 269
Views: 58,356
Posted By jshg

The ECA's position makes some sense - but it's...

The ECA's position makes some sense - but it's mainly talking about aircrew ID cards. Yes it would be an obvious improvement if there were a standardised, Europe-wide ID card.
Here in the UK it...
14th Mar 2009, 21:37
Replies: 269
Views: 58,356
Posted By jshg

Bad Robot, that's one of the (many) flaws in the...

Bad Robot, that's one of the (many) flaws in the ID plan. Non UK citizens cannot be required to carry a UK ID, so a large minority of UK airline workers will never have one anyway. Dual passport...
14th Mar 2009, 21:28
Replies: 3
Views: 3,179
Posted By jshg

Good old 'consumer advocates'. The oxygen masks...

Good old 'consumer advocates'. The oxygen masks should not be deployed because they don't provide protection against smoke and fumes, and being chemical generators they can't be stopped once started....
11th Mar 2009, 11:25
Replies: 269
Views: 58,356
Posted By jshg

But if you do need to take an 'informal' look at...

But if you do need to take an 'informal' look at the ID database - just ask a policeman. According to today's papers, over 1000 UK policemen have criminal convictions.
10th Mar 2009, 20:09
Replies: 269
Views: 58,356
Posted By jshg

As a sample of what our esteemed government has...

As a sample of what our esteemed government has in store for us, I understand that it will be a criminal offence NOT to inform G. Brown & friends when you change address.
So if you rent and move, or...
3rd Mar 2009, 12:17
Replies: 269
Views: 58,356
Posted By jshg

I think I can unmask you, Johnriketes - you are...

I think I can unmask you, Johnriketes - you are my local MP ! You rent my garden shed, claiming it as your main residence, and despite what you say you don't trust any pilot to carry contact lens...
3rd Mar 2009, 08:35
Replies: 269
Views: 58,356
Posted By jshg

The appalling Harriet Harperson has just...

The appalling Harriet Harperson has just demonstrated the dangers of letting a government like this one have an ID database.
Whilst 'Fred the shred' is rightly Public Enemy Number One, a pension...
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