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26th Nov 2017, 23:23
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Posted By lolder

Every Saturday in to St. Helena and out except...

Every Saturday in to St. Helena and out except the second weekend of the month out on Sunday
11th Nov 2017, 01:21
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Views: 25,073
Posted By lolder

As a pilot you may not have heard of the...

As a pilot you may not have heard of the no-operations until the inbound has landed unless you were trying to take off from the airport. With island reserves you are committed to landing at that...
5th Nov 2017, 15:25
Replies: 66
Views: 25,073
Posted By lolder

There is not currently a crew change on the JNB...

There is not currently a crew change on the JNB WDH HLE JNB trip. On the JNB WDH HLE ASI HLE JNB trip there will be a layover at ASI and return the next day. The passenger transfer at WDH for CPT...
4th Nov 2017, 02:25
Replies: 66
Views: 25,073
Posted By lolder

The loads have not been announced and last weeks...

The loads have not been announced and last weeks flight was delayed two days because of low ceilings and visibility. Ascension will be in two weeks. The transfer of Cape Town passengers at Windhoek...
31st Oct 2017, 18:05
Replies: 66
Views: 25,073
Posted By lolder

It is claimed ASSI has not had the man-power to...

It is claimed ASSI has not had the man-power to certify it yet. Scandalous !
29th Oct 2017, 01:24
Replies: 66
Views: 25,073
Posted By lolder

It's much more expensive to use two smaller...

It's much more expensive to use two smaller aircraft. There are two main problems; the first carrier to be awarded the route apparently has an automatic go-around policy after a wind shear alert....
25th Oct 2017, 19:18
Replies: 66
Views: 25,073
Posted By lolder

I think there was only one combi with a cargo...

I think there was only one combi with a cargo door made for Nepal and there was mention of a few conversions but I don't know if they actually occurred. The combi could take a standard container. You...
24th Oct 2017, 16:08
Replies: 66
Views: 25,073
Posted By lolder

The 757 could carry almost a full payload in and...

The 757 could carry almost a full payload in and out of St. Helena but the island infrastructure can't yet handle 220 tourists at a shot. The A318 can go more places like London City but it's a lot...
23rd Oct 2017, 22:09
Replies: 66
Views: 25,073
Posted By lolder

The E190 is currently the only aircraft available...

The E190 is currently the only aircraft available on the used market that has the range and can, in a pinch, land downwind at HLE with the available 6396 ft. of grooved, concrete runway restricted by...
17th Oct 2017, 04:41
Replies: 66
Views: 25,073
Posted By lolder

Apparently Comair the first carrier has a firm...

Apparently Comair the first carrier has a firm policy to always go-around with a windshear alarm. Many carriers do not require a go-around when there are not thunderstorms or frontal passages. The...
17th Oct 2017, 04:25
Replies: 66
Views: 25,073
Posted By lolder

I would suspect they were urged not to partake of...

I would suspect they were urged not to partake of alcoholic beverages on this lay-over.
15th Sep 2017, 18:27
Replies: 66
Views: 25,073
Posted By lolder

CF34-10E5A1 engines.

CF34-10E5A1 engines.
22nd Aug 2017, 23:52
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Views: 286,404
Posted By lolder

Airlink E190 back in JNB after 4:06 hr. 3686 km....

Airlink E190 back in JNB after 4:06 hr. 3686 km. non-stop from HLE. At HLE they did a lot of approaches in windy conditions over two days with two Airlink crews and an Embraer instructor pilot. They...
24th Jul 2017, 15:58
Replies: 659
Views: 286,404
Posted By lolder

Going from WDH solves many problems. Air traffic...

Going from WDH solves many problems. Air traffic is so thin in the South Atlantic that the flight will probably always get it's ideal altitude and probably match optimistic manufacturers performance...
23rd Jul 2017, 17:27
Replies: 659
Views: 286,404
Posted By lolder

It's currently passenger limited for the worst...

It's currently passenger limited for the worst case 15 kt. downwind landing on 6400' long runway 02, the official length of which is reduced to 5036' by certifying agency ASSI. As Airlink gains...
22nd Jul 2017, 17:09
Replies: 659
Views: 286,404
Posted By lolder

All about the E190:...

All about the E190: https://www.embraercommercialaviation.com/commercial-jets/e190/
21st Jul 2017, 04:50
Replies: 659
Views: 286,404
Posted By lolder

It's a military cargo aircraft on a trip from...

It's a military cargo aircraft on a trip from South Africa to Brazil.
29th Jun 2017, 02:42
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Views: 286,404
Posted By lolder

The cargo compartment of a C-130 is not fit for...

The cargo compartment of a C-130 is not fit for civilian passengers. It's either too hot, too cold or too noisy.
5th May 2017, 22:12
Replies: 659
Views: 286,404
Posted By lolder

The Ascension runway is apparently open to...

The Ascension runway is apparently open to lighter aircraft as an alternate and in emergencies. The only NOTAM is about restricting KC 10 aircraft to 560K lbs.
5th May 2017, 15:38
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Views: 286,404
Posted By lolder

They have said recent heavy rains have damaged...

They have said recent heavy rains have damaged the runway. This runway has just sort of grown over the decades. It's not very level and kind of undulates over the volcanic terrain. The Avro wont be...
4th May 2017, 17:43
Replies: 659
Views: 286,404
Posted By lolder

It's a little less than 2 hours up to Ascension...

It's a little less than 2 hours up to Ascension 700 nm. away also. We talking about only 1000 lbs. of fuel difference probably.
4th May 2017, 05:08
Replies: 659
Views: 286,404
Posted By lolder

The Airlink Avro RJ 85 successfully completed...

The Airlink Avro RJ 85 successfully completed it's planed mission to HLE from CPT and return today.
1st May 2017, 23:35
Replies: 659
Views: 286,404
Posted By lolder

An Avro RJ85 operated by SA Airlink will fly from...

An Avro RJ85 operated by SA Airlink will fly from CPT to HLE via MSZ on Wed. morning with about 60 passengers. The 1031 nm leg from MSZ to HLE is at the range limit at long range cruise with reserves...
16th Apr 2017, 04:58
Replies: 659
Views: 286,404
Posted By lolder

RMS St. Helena passenger/cargo supply ship for...

RMS St. Helena passenger/cargo supply ship for St. Helena left dry dock in Simon's Town S.A. after prop rpm control rod problem. The repair was unsuccessful. Ships sailing delayed at Cape Town and...
5th Mar 2017, 01:52
Replies: 659
Views: 286,404
Posted By lolder

The B 757 requires shorter runway lengths for...

The B 757 requires shorter runway lengths for equivalent payloads and flight lengths. The DFID did not specify the short runway length, it was the maximum they could build without huge additional...
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