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4th Sep 2022, 10:36
Replies: 9
Views: 2,864
Posted By Magplug

How is this possible? Half the time when I get...

How is this possible? Half the time when I get to the aircraft it is already loaded. The engineers check the hold interior after it has been unloaded as part of the daily check. It is an...
3rd Sep 2022, 19:59
Replies: 9
Views: 2,864
Posted By Magplug

The problem with being a commercial pilot is that...

The problem with being a commercial pilot is that you have to take many reports from other people that they have executed tasks in their areas to the required standard. Whilst you and I are licensed...
30th Jul 2022, 17:31
Replies: 39
Views: 38,197
Posted By Magplug

Is there even a door on the RHS of the fuselage...

Is there even a door on the RHS of the fuselage you could wrestle/inspect the gear from? Through the #2 engine prop-wash?
5th Jun 2022, 09:49
Replies: 12
Views: 8,535
Posted By Magplug

Like the Chinese are so good at coordinating...

Like the Chinese are so good at coordinating separation between civil aviation and military activities...... ???
3rd Jun 2022, 17:12
Replies: 39
Views: 10,549
Posted By Magplug

China has been cash rich for a few years now...

China has been cash rich for a few years now looking for investment opportunities around the world. Perhaps they are significant investors in AER Cap Holdings, Chapman Freeborn, GECAS, Nordic...
Forum: Tech Log
29th Apr 2022, 09:00
Replies: 35
Views: 33,889
Posted By Magplug

I was looking for a better version and I found an...

I was looking for a better version and I found an app that is available for both Android and iOS. ECAM Resets+ It appears to be kept very up to date and from what I can see completely reflects the...
4th Apr 2022, 17:20
Replies: 59
Views: 29,305
Posted By Magplug

It appears Craig Aaron David Butfoy has had a...

It appears Craig Aaron David Butfoy has had a number of aviation related company directorships over the last 10-15 years. Most have been dissolved.
3rd Apr 2022, 18:16
Replies: 59
Views: 29,305
Posted By Magplug

When airlines don't need pilots the CVs go...

When airlines don't need pilots the CVs go directly in the bin. When it finally dawns on the management that they are short they can't get candidates into operating seats fast enough. Human nature...
27th Mar 2022, 23:58
Replies: 570
Views: 973,848
Posted By Magplug

That's very true... Under normal conditions and...

That's very true... Under normal conditions and presuming the RTL performs as expected. Look at the the 747 lower rudder valves malfunctions that have occurred and you will see that is not always...
27th Mar 2022, 23:04
Replies: 570
Views: 973,848
Posted By Magplug

With the report that wreckage has been found 8km...

With the report that wreckage has been found 8km away reinforces the observation that the airframe breakup was at medium to high level. The multiple negative results of explosives residue negates any...
21st Mar 2022, 15:01
Replies: 570
Views: 973,848
Posted By Magplug

As a lifelong professional jet pilot I make a...

As a lifelong professional jet pilot I make a couple of observations.

- A runaway trim that is not detected(?) will put the aircraft into an uncontrollable dive - but NOT a vertical one.
- This...
6th Feb 2022, 14:04
Replies: 10
Views: 5,898
Posted By Magplug

God bless the EU! Meanwhile the Greens are...

God bless the EU!

Meanwhile the Greens are having nightmares about Chemtrails and the hundreds of empty aeroplanes racing across the sky needlessly burning fossil fuels. The Insulation Rebellion...
29th Jan 2022, 15:53
Replies: 58
Views: 35,408
Posted By Magplug

Taking all into account it looks normal speed to...

Taking all into account it looks normal speed to me. There is significant 'barreling' of the image due to a rather wide angle lens hence the horizon appears to drop away the further you go way from...
27th Jan 2022, 14:37
Replies: 26
Views: 17,525
Posted By Magplug

The two BA morning arrivals into Cape Town remain...

The two BA morning arrivals into Cape Town remain on the ground all day before departing in the evening. After disembarkation they are moved to remote stands. The groundcrew commenced pushback to...
8th Jan 2022, 14:15
Replies: 27
Views: 17,251
Posted By Magplug

Believe they have had 2, both in windy conditions.

Believe they have had 2, both in windy conditions.
8th Jan 2022, 14:07
Replies: 13
Views: 8,696
Posted By Magplug

The aircraft was lost when the fire services were...

The aircraft was lost when the fire services were only a few hundred metres away. There is no way that fire would have been survivable in flight. There will be some very severe questions to be...
6th Jan 2022, 12:54
Replies: 27
Views: 17,251
Posted By Magplug

A350-1000 is a looooong aeroplane. A...

A350-1000 is a looooong aeroplane.

A blustery day, a light aircraft and two very experienced blokes.... It all gets a bit lively close to the ground so the PF executes a baulked landing. Good...
4th Jan 2022, 12:32
Replies: 358
Views: 160,412
Posted By Magplug

@Hoistop..... An interesting perspective. It...

@Hoistop.....

An interesting perspective. It has been more than a few years since I was rushing round pulling 6G and looking at the world from interesting angles..... But I don't agree with you.
...
3rd Jan 2022, 21:48
Replies: 358
Views: 160,412
Posted By Magplug

So you are advocating bunting a heavy widebody...

So you are advocating bunting a heavy widebody jet after take-off to avoid birds? I think that tells us all we need to know.

Get your CV in..... I hear Emirates are recruiting!
3rd Jan 2022, 17:35
Replies: 358
Views: 160,412
Posted By Magplug

What complete rubbish... What sort of aircraft do...

What complete rubbish... What sort of aircraft do you fly?

In a wide-body on take-off you are...

a) Fairly well down the runway when you rotate so centreline reference is lost pretty quickly as...
28th Dec 2021, 12:21
Replies: 358
Views: 160,412
Posted By Magplug

Various accounts report that 4 crew have been...

Various accounts report that 4 crew have been sacked by the company in an attempt to create a firebreak in this PR disaster.

Short of an incapacitation of the PF.... Who flies 50kts past rotate...
24th Dec 2021, 11:56
Replies: 53
Views: 23,720
Posted By Magplug

That's half the problem..... You only fly to a...

That's half the problem..... You only fly to a limited number of destinations. Every company is obliged to audit their own ground handlers at each station or the handling agents retained at that...
22nd Dec 2021, 16:09
Replies: 53
Views: 23,720
Posted By Magplug

1,2,3 ???? Tugs? Towbar-less Tugs? Remote control...

1,2,3 ???? Tugs? Towbar-less Tugs? Remote control pushbacks? No pushback?

How many SOPs do you have exactly ? :rolleyes:

The ramp areas at FRA are VERY well floodlit. Pretty much every...
20th Dec 2021, 11:53
Replies: 53
Views: 23,720
Posted By Magplug

When a tow-bar is attached to the nosewheel of a...

When a tow-bar is attached to the nosewheel of a 737 it is pretty much hidden from the flight crew. We are at the mercy of so many other people, trusting that they do their jobs correctly. I have to...
10th Dec 2021, 14:04
Replies: 27
Views: 15,799
Posted By Magplug

I have personally experienced airspeed...

I have personally experienced airspeed fluctuations due to heavy icing whilst going round in the hold in UK at around FL100. The aircraft was in a steady state with a known power set. My (LHS)...
3rd Nov 2021, 10:50
Replies: 25
Views: 17,318
Posted By Magplug

In a 747-400 with 340 passengers it would be a...

In a 747-400 with 340 passengers it would be a completely normal flight to have at least a couple of passengers faint during a flight. The subjects are predominantly female and faint after staying in...
30th Aug 2021, 09:36
Replies: 283
Views: 210,051
Posted By Magplug

Cactus 1549 was a premeditated ditching, albeit...

Cactus 1549 was a premeditated ditching, albeit with only 90 seconds notice. The aircraft was ditched on a flat-calm, inland waterway in good visibility. The modern construction of the airframe no...
4th Aug 2021, 08:22
Replies: 176
Views: 113,815
Posted By Magplug

Dave... To a pilot or engineer you are of course...

Dave... To a pilot or engineer you are of course stating the blindingly obvious!

However, as you are aware, the ramp is an open area that is notoriously difficult to control. There are many...
3rd Aug 2021, 16:41
Replies: 176
Views: 113,815
Posted By Magplug

In every company there is relentless pressure to...

In every company there is relentless pressure to de-skill at every level so that salaries can be kept as low as possible. Those who have technical skills and legal maintenance permissions become...
29th Jul 2021, 07:53
Replies: 283
Views: 210,051
Posted By Magplug

I fully accept that FTL rules are generally...

I fully accept that FTL rules are generally different (both sides of the Atlantic) as freighter ops and passenger ops are different. Fatigue however is not a stand-out cause of accidents so you can't...
26th Jul 2021, 16:49
Replies: 283
Views: 210,051
Posted By Magplug

We see so many accidents that happen in places...

We see so many accidents that happen in places like Indonesia where the primary causal factor is an almost complete lack of regulatory oversight.

How it is that a US airline operating under FAA...
11th Jul 2021, 08:03
Replies: 12
Views: 7,105
Posted By Magplug

Fear is a very powerful weapon. Scared...

Fear is a very powerful weapon. Scared passengers are compliant passengers and saying..... "We are only doing this to keep you safe" excuses all sorts of dictatorial behaviour.

Only in the land...
Forum: Questions
26th Feb 2021, 08:25
Replies: 40
Views: 47,626
Posted By Magplug

It is alleged that the new Boeing plant in...

It is alleged that the new Boeing plant in Charleston SC was purposely set up with local non-unionised labour and a minimum of personnel (and expertise) from Seattle in order that costs could be kept...
9th Jan 2021, 11:06
Replies: 848
Views: 876,322
Posted By Magplug

If the aeroplane descended that fast into a small...

If the aeroplane descended that fast into a small area it was unlikely to be a bomb. Bombs tend to precipitate aerodynamic breakup of a structure that is travelling at speed and consequently debris...
1st Nov 2020, 16:31
Replies: 27
Views: 15,878
Posted By Magplug

I have seen this several times. The first I...

I have seen this several times. The first I recall was in the cruise near Pula during the problems in the Balkans circa 1993. The track/groundspeed suddenly increased illogically and the position...
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