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28th Sep 2022, 23:09
Replies: 11
Views: 2,192
Posted By lucille

B-P. Fully understand and sympathise with your...

B-P. Fully understand and sympathise with your desire to keep flying. But ask yourself how your paying passengers would feel.
That you may never have another episode until you’re 97 years old isn’t...
Forum: Middle East
28th Sep 2022, 05:21
Replies: 45
Views: 12,866
Posted By lucille

Muttsy, Surely not still tripping the light...

Muttsy, Surely not still tripping the light fantastic in Saudia City? I thought you’d be long retired now.

But I do agree with you, I had 10 excellent years in Jeddah. We had a great time and the...
21st Sep 2022, 21:13
Replies: 25
Views: 3,461
Posted By lucille

+1 I’m amazed how how anyone 40 years ago...

+1

I’m amazed how how anyone 40 years ago without access to the internet ever managed to start an engine.
20th Sep 2022, 00:27
Replies: 16
Views: 3,235
Posted By lucille

Sitting inside a shiny new jet = great pilot. =...

Sitting inside a shiny new jet = great pilot. = great honour. = pax and CC line up to throw rose petals at your feet as you strut down the airbridge to mount your stallion.

It’s this vivid...
9th Sep 2022, 21:56
Replies: 172
Views: 34,144
Posted By lucille

On the topic of W&B, I’ve often wondered why...

On the topic of W&B, I’ve often wondered why manufacturers don’t install weight sensors in all the undercarriage bogeys.
You’d get an accurate Ramp weight and CG to compare with load sheet. Hmm… I...
7th Sep 2022, 22:08
Replies: 85
Views: 25,282
Posted By lucille

While all the “fat cutting” happened CEOs and...

While all the “fat cutting” happened CEOs and senior management met their KPIs and were handsomely rewarded with 7 figure bonuses.
The airline lurched and bumbled along mainly through its own...
5th Sep 2022, 20:35
Replies: 166
Views: 29,250
Posted By lucille

I still can’t get my head around the idea that a...

I still can’t get my head around the idea that a guy with 40 plus years of experience doesn’t have the self confidence to just say “sorry, we can’t get through. We’re turning around and landing at...
29th Aug 2022, 09:52
Replies: 166
Views: 29,250
Posted By lucille

Very Highly experienced pilot supposedly caught...

Very Highly experienced pilot supposedly caught out by marginal weather, at least according to the news.

Odd and inconceivable to me that it could be pilot error.
25th Aug 2022, 15:27
Replies: 34
Views: 4,895
Posted By lucille

What else did the Coroner expect? ATSB had little...

What else did the Coroner expect? ATSB had little data with only ADSB track, altitude and ground speed.
25th Aug 2022, 14:57
Replies: 114
Views: 13,844
Posted By lucille

It beggars belief that this could happen a second...

It beggars belief that this could happen a second time after the much publicised MH near disaster.

Too much OH&S energy being spent on enforcing fluoro jackets instead of doing something which...
12th Aug 2022, 22:43
Replies: 149
Views: 27,931
Posted By lucille

Between ILS airport pairs, the technology has...

Between ILS airport pairs, the technology has long been here to fully automate. Now consider the immense complications of the Tesla autopilots being able to manoeuvre in a totally random environment....
7th Aug 2022, 00:16
Replies: 149
Views: 27,931
Posted By lucille

43inches has hit the nail on the head. The...

43inches has hit the nail on the head.

The undeniable reality is that automation has already removed the need for pilots who operate between city pairs which allow the autopilot to remain on...
23rd Jul 2022, 23:22
Replies: 265
Views: 52,434
Posted By lucille

Just as an historical aside, I seem to recall the...

Just as an historical aside, I seem to recall the Mayday fuel phraseology was introduced after the Avianca 502 crash in New York.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Avianca_Flight_052

It was an...
23rd Jul 2022, 01:51
Replies: 265
Views: 52,434
Posted By lucille

Boy oh boy, I now feel blessed to have worked for...

Boy oh boy, I now feel blessed to have worked for an operator whose fuel policy mandated an alternate regardless of weather.
Weather is not the only trigger for a diversion.
20th Jul 2022, 22:20
Replies: 165
Views: 29,552
Posted By lucille

What worries me is the goalpost shifting of the...

What worries me is the goalpost shifting of the outcomes of vaccination.

Early on Pfizer claimed 96% efficacy in preventing Covid infections. Now, it’s all about minimising the symptoms, not...
20th Jul 2022, 16:39
Replies: 14
Views: 2,451
Posted By lucille

Junior…. That is the best idea.

Junior…. That is the best idea.
14th Jul 2022, 07:02
Replies: 91
Views: 23,748
Posted By lucille

43 inches, No one disagrees that it’s the PICs...

43 inches, No one disagrees that it’s the PICs responsibility. He has the tiller, the brakes and the power levers. It’s his ship.

Easy to say, from a warm cosy armchair that he had to stop or slow...
14th Jul 2022, 02:51
Replies: 91
Views: 23,748
Posted By lucille

Is there no display of 10-9 with aircraft...

Is there no display of 10-9 with aircraft position available on one of the displays in a 717 cockpit? Or maybe it’s just Rocky Airport’s 10-9 that’s not geo-referenced?

At night in rain, with...
8th Jul 2022, 21:39
Replies: 18
Views: 9,353
Posted By lucille

A pity no one can start a service to/from BNE....

A pity no one can start a service to/from BNE. Caravans might be ideal and economical.

The Bruce Hwy these days is fraught with risks of extended delays.
4th Jul 2022, 12:22
Replies: 47
Views: 12,316
Posted By lucille

Get a Rolex GMT Master II. It will do all that...

Get a Rolex GMT Master II. It will do all that you ask.
Some, with justification, will call it a chunky, wankers watch but it’s probably the only watch that you’ll make money on when you sell it in...
3rd Jul 2022, 12:21
Replies: 17
Views: 5,707
Posted By lucille

Managed to taxi in unscathed without a white...

Managed to taxi in unscathed without a white line, so it’s not too much to expect the ability to replicate that feat on the way out.

Sure, it’s less than ideal but that’s why insurance companies...
2nd Jul 2022, 10:57
Replies: 16
Views: 9,475
Posted By lucille

Only one question… are all the commenters here...

Only one question… are all the commenters here disgruntled QF passengers?

I’m with you brothers and sisters (and everything else in between) but I just can’t find enough anger in me to comment....
27th Jun 2022, 12:43
Replies: 210
Views: 91,507
Posted By lucille

Indeed they do. The Approach button has to be...

Indeed they do. The Approach button has to be caressed with love and passion for the autopilot to respond in kind.
20th Jun 2022, 00:17
Replies: 775
Views: 257,263
Posted By lucille

The manufacturers and the cost conscious airlines...

The manufacturers and the cost conscious airlines are to blame, but not just cost cutting… safety too has improved..an easy to fly aircraft is safer, the environment and infrastructure is also...
10th Jun 2022, 13:15
Replies: 60
Views: 13,079
Posted By lucille

Slats11 is almost a 100% correct. His error was...

Slats11 is almost a 100% correct. His error was in narrowing it down to just Virgin when really it’s the entire industry which makes it their mission to piss off as many passengers as possible.
...
Forum: North America
2nd Jun 2022, 12:58
Replies: 4
Views: 1,951
Posted By lucille

Artlite: Yes, you read it correctly, this forum...

Artlite: Yes, you read it correctly, this forum title does include….”& the Pacific”, but what they really mean is the bits of the Pacific which are west of the dateline and south of the equator.
...
25th May 2022, 00:08
Replies: 24
Views: 4,162
Posted By lucille

Double the budget and buy an RV 7 or RV 8. Plus...

Double the budget and buy an RV 7 or RV 8. Plus they're good for gentle aerobatics... if you've raced motorcycles this attribute should be top of your list.
21st May 2022, 11:48
Replies: 43
Views: 9,334
Posted By lucille

Involuntary sphincter? Now, in some circles that...

Involuntary sphincter? Now, in some circles that may well be greeted with much enthusiasm.
21st May 2022, 00:20
Replies: 12
Views: 7,757
Posted By lucille

I implore the The New Management to edit his...

I implore the The New Management to edit his original post and remove the last paragraph which has an implied threat of murder/suicide. This must never be “the elephant in the room”.

This thread...
17th May 2022, 05:02
Replies: 43
Views: 9,334
Posted By lucille

Plenty of excellent forced landing areas, so...

Plenty of excellent forced landing areas, so probably a non event.
15th May 2022, 21:19
Replies: 10
Views: 7,464
Posted By lucille

Perhaps it should be a cottage industry. FWIW, My...

Perhaps it should be a cottage industry. FWIW, My experiences as a passenger on board QR have always been excellent I’ll fly them again.

Going through our bully boy security here in Australia is...
9th May 2022, 23:26
Replies: 3
Views: 2,289
Posted By lucille

I wonder how much that extra drag is going to...

I wonder how much that extra drag is going to reduce the 14+ hour endurance of the original airframe.
4th May 2022, 03:30
Replies: 11
Views: 2,030
Posted By lucille

GA 40+ years ago never had any of this...

GA 40+ years ago never had any of this bureaucratic overhead. Today, GA is lying in a coma if it’s not already deceased, murdered by over regulation.

Has any of this bureaucratic overhead...
21st Apr 2022, 11:04
Replies: 24
Views: 10,372
Posted By lucille

So, we’re not filling the sink with water and...

So, we’re not filling the sink with water and dropping the offending object in it anymore? This used to be prescribed wisdom.

———-

There’s probably other courses of action available to someone...
13th Apr 2022, 01:56
Replies: 54
Views: 18,967
Posted By lucille

I read the article and I was curious to see how...

I read the article and I was curious to see how bullying was defined and Googled my way to horror. Sure put the heebie jeebies up me. At the end of the day, anything that might melt a snowflake can...
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