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14th Jul 2019, 03:59
Replies: 12
Views: 2,522
Posted By Dan Winterland

It's not the breakfast of warriors I remember. ...

It's not the breakfast of warriors I remember. But then, the Vikings conquered most of Europe eating porridge.
14th Jul 2019, 03:54
Replies: 28
Views: 7,434
Posted By Dan Winterland

I just love this passage from the 89 website. ...

I just love this passage from the 89 website.

Friday 30th July 2004 saw 89's last "bang seat" pilot Dick Shuster fly his last sortie before finally retiring from the RAF. Dick had retired once...
14th Jul 2019, 03:42
Replies: 115
Views: 58,848
Posted By Dan Winterland

The industry is projecting manning requirements...

The industry is projecting manning requirements based on RA65, but one common them is that pilots are just not lasting that long. I would say that 60 is the common retirement age within my peer...
13th Jul 2019, 04:53
Replies: 16
Views: 1,655
Posted By Dan Winterland

One could assume that the Japanese being...

One could assume that the Japanese being Japanese, they did maintain an element of control and order until the British Forces turned up and took over. It was likely that there was not anarchy...
9th Jul 2019, 10:47
Replies: 46
Views: 30,145
Posted By Dan Winterland

The HK$/US$ peg is being backed up with HKMA...

The HK$/US$ peg is being backed up with HKMA reserves as it takes a hit from the trade war. This cannot go on forever. A de-peg will take a big chunk out of any HK$ savings. And then? Some...
9th Jul 2019, 10:39
Replies: 46
Views: 30,145
Posted By Dan Winterland

The CPC will be acutely aware that the revolution...

The CPC will be acutely aware that the revolution which toppled the Qing Dynasty started in Hong Kong under the leadership of the Western educated Sun Yat Sen.
8th Jul 2019, 05:24
Replies: 1,433
Views: 1,053,852
Posted By Dan Winterland

A full return to service date is pure...

A full return to service date is pure speculation. I'm convinced the FAA (after due diligence) will return the Max to the skies and the US airlines will gladly launch them. But there are other...
4th Jul 2019, 09:55
Replies: 84
Views: 31,132
Posted By Dan Winterland

The Vandenburg videos were the property of...

The Vandenburg videos were the property of American Airlines and were removed from circulation after the AA587 crash in New York in 2001. In this accident, the PF used massive rudder inputs in...
25th Jun 2019, 10:44
Replies: 1,919
Views: 2,376,142
Posted By Dan Winterland

It's clear that regulations were broken. But to...

It's clear that regulations were broken. But to prove beyond reasonable doubt that breaching these was the cause of the deaths is going to be very hard. Not sure the CPS has the right charge here. ...
22nd Jun 2019, 12:23
Replies: 107
Views: 33,267
Posted By Dan Winterland

I was attending a conference where it was...

I was attending a conference where it was confidently stated we were only 15 years from pilotless airliners. I had to pipe up and say "double that". I was challenged and reversed the challenge by...
20th Jun 2019, 10:21
Replies: 20
Views: 4,226
Posted By Dan Winterland

When going to job interviews, it's best to have a...

When going to job interviews, it's best to have a paper logbook. And not one that looks like the whole thing was written up the week before!
20th Jun 2019, 10:16
Replies: 36
Sticky Headset?
Views: 5,047
Posted By Dan Winterland

Not a big fan of DCs. A bit too big and clunky...

Not a big fan of DCs. A bit too big and clunky for my liking. For the last 20 years, I've used Peltors, IMHO the best of the headsets. They're comfortable and the noise attenuation is second to...
17th Jun 2019, 09:28
Replies: 23
Views: 5,473
Posted By Dan Winterland

The new one looks like some dodgy freight outfit...

The new one looks like some dodgy freight outfit that goes bust as soon as they need to change an engine.
17th Jun 2019, 09:19
Replies: 40
Views: 25,352
Posted By Dan Winterland

Maintaining the US$ peg cannot go on forever. ...

Maintaining the US$ peg cannot go on forever. The trade war is taking it's toll and it only has the capacity to get worse get worse. Eventually, something will give and if the peg is removed, the...
1st Jun 2019, 03:47
Replies: 27
Views: 12,246
Posted By Dan Winterland

He's a simulator instructor.

He's a simulator instructor.
26th May 2019, 04:53
Replies: 24
Views: 9,704
Posted By Dan Winterland

I had an airprox event with one at 9300ft. Close...

I had an airprox event with one at 9300ft. Close enough to identify it as a DJI Phantom.
25th May 2019, 15:24
Replies: 5
Views: 8,162
Posted By Dan Winterland

Rest in Peace Sooty.

Rest in Peace Sooty.
12th May 2019, 09:23
Replies: 47
Views: 13,808
Posted By Dan Winterland

I was in the centre of Kings Lynn last Monday...

I was in the centre of Kings Lynn last Monday staring upwards at 2 F15s making a bit of noise while doing some ACT. After they had finished, I realised that nearly everyone around me had been...
12th May 2019, 08:55
Replies: 10
Views: 7,385
Posted By Dan Winterland

The printed media has fallen foul of current MBA...

The printed media has fallen foul of current MBA inspired cost cutting practices, with the need to reduce overheads due to the way newspapers are sold now. Papers have few proper journalists on...
29th Apr 2019, 03:10
Replies: 93
Views: 62,918
Posted By Dan Winterland

Four slot toaster?

Four slot toaster?
27th Apr 2019, 14:07
Replies: 15
Views: 6,718
Posted By Dan Winterland

Tick 'like'.

Tick 'like'.
26th Apr 2019, 08:32
Replies: 24
Views: 15,504
Posted By Dan Winterland

I would say it isn't as good as this. And...

I would say it isn't as good as this. And bizarrely, it's become quite pricey. Maybe out of the reach of COS18.
20th Apr 2019, 05:24
Replies: 30
Views: 7,437
Posted By Dan Winterland

I got a small certificate in 1987 which stated I...

I got a small certificate in 1987 which stated I had qualified as a pilot and was entitled to wear the flying badge.
15th Apr 2019, 03:47
Replies: 3
Views: 964
Posted By Dan Winterland

The nicest painted prop I had on any of my...

The nicest painted prop I had on any of my aircraft was varnished wood.
6th Apr 2019, 10:06
Replies: 65
Views: 48,118
Posted By Dan Winterland

I'm not sure I want to know what he insisted you...

I'm not sure I want to know what he insisted you use to turn a knob.
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