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28th Jun 2020, 23:46
Replies: 481
Views: 216,030
Posted By rab-k

Only those who get past Cummings. He's Ring...

Only those who get past Cummings. He's Ring Master of this particular circus after all.

Any truth to the rumour that a Brexit campaign connection of his was awarded the contract for the new design?
26th Jun 2020, 19:10
Replies: 481
Views: 216,030
Posted By rab-k

Curious... ...

Curious...


https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/1600x800/a330_norsaq_4_image_size_b_f112141099b2a694b3bb7ceeb7788ef56f34f13b.jpg
25th Jun 2020, 20:25
Replies: 481
Views: 216,030
Posted By rab-k

Nah.... No matter how much I stare at it, it...

Nah....

No matter how much I stare at it, it smacks of the best efforts of the Work Experience kid. Should’ve stuck to No. 32 (TR) Sqn livery....

...
25th Jun 2020, 18:30
Replies: 481
Views: 216,030
Posted By rab-k

Simply a matter of taste dear chap. Beauty is in...

Simply a matter of taste dear chap. Beauty is in the eye... etc.

Itís simply a little gauche IMHO. Something understated would have been my own preference, but as John Q Tax-payer, I along with...
25th Jun 2020, 18:08
Replies: 481
Views: 216,030
Posted By rab-k

Sorry, but it looks like something left over from...

Sorry, but it looks like something left over from the 2012 London Olympics which some marketing guru found on an old laptop and decided to pass off as ‘contemporary’.

Even Donald’s new-look AF01...
25th Jun 2020, 16:07
Replies: 481
Views: 216,030
Posted By rab-k

Vanity project of Trumpesque proportions in the...

Vanity project of Trumpesque proportions in the midst of a pandemic...

BRIT FARCE ONE
20th Jun 2020, 17:48
Replies: 481
Views: 216,030
Posted By rab-k

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/pprune.org-vbulletin/2000x1418/image_6f7a8e95677b820d049750f8f4c91b9d48ef0a2c.jpeg
21st May 2019, 23:22
Replies: 6,632
Views: 2,011,903
Posted By rab-k

From RT "Let me borrow your ride: US gets UK...

From RT

"Let me borrow your ride: US gets UK carrier, while her captain gets the boot" (https://www.rt.com/rtmobile/news/latest/459929/html).

Would appear that the Septics will be lodging for a...
8th May 2019, 17:04
Replies: 103
Views: 49,440
Posted By rab-k

@ #79, #80, #81... So, wherein lies the quid...

@ #79, #80, #81...

So, wherein lies the quid pro quo?

Chinese tech giant gets access to UK tech infrastructure - despite misgivings of allies.

UK Govt. gets what in return? (Other than a new...
7th May 2019, 21:02
Replies: 103
Views: 49,440
Posted By rab-k

Sign of things to come? Global post-Brexit...

Sign of things to come?

Global post-Brexit Britain desperate for trade deals at the mercy of those on the other side of the table? In this instance...
...
6th May 2019, 21:41
Replies: 482
Views: 991,649
Posted By rab-k

Overweight?

Overweight?
6th May 2019, 20:50
Replies: 482
Views: 991,649
Posted By rab-k

Disagree entirely. Prospect of 5000 £/Ä/$ fine...

Disagree entirely. Prospect of 5000 £/Ä/$ fine and/or 5 years in clink, even if it were to deter just one individual would be worth it IMHO.
Forum: ATC Issues
6th May 2019, 20:06
Replies: 14
Views: 5,578
Posted By rab-k

For T9 / T213: Oceanic Clearance can be...

For T9 / T213:

Oceanic Clearance can be requested from Shanwick via VHF, (Shanwick VHF 'Clearance Delivery' for southbound only), HF, ACARS or via 'domestic' ATC, (Shannon or Madrid).
...
6th May 2019, 18:07
Replies: 482
Views: 991,649
Posted By rab-k

ANO should be amend to state that pax attempting...

ANO should be amend to state that pax attempting to retrieve, or who succeed in exiting the cabin accompanied by, cabin baggage during an emergency evacuation will be subject to criminal proceedings,...
8th Nov 2016, 21:49
Replies: 171
Views: 63,153
Posted By rab-k

The interceptor would switch off the Mode C/Mode...

The interceptor would switch off the Mode C/Mode S as they (visually) approach the target aircraft so as not to activate TCAS in either.

A problem with ignoring any RA on the basis of being...
20th Aug 2016, 16:03
Replies: 14
Views: 11,847
Posted By rab-k

Idle curiosity-driven quick question - having...

Idle curiosity-driven quick question - having watched the video of the ANA 787, is deploying reverse thrust on the engine in 'distress' standard procedure?
Forum: ATC Issues
30th Jul 2016, 23:33
Replies: 9
Views: 15,446
Posted By rab-k

The following might explain why Gander get narked...

The following might explain why Gander get narked when asked for HF for EGGX on first contact...

A3942/16 NOTAMR A2992/16 Q) CZQX/QAOCH/IV/NBO/E /000/999/5454N04327W999 A) CZQX B) 1606231646 C)...
Forum: ATC Issues
15th Jun 2016, 15:10
Replies: 51
Views: 10,698
Posted By rab-k

My own BSc (Hons) is certainly not needed for the...

My own BSc (Hons) is certainly not needed for the job, but good expereince at Uni, good prep for the NATS Student ATCO Course, (though at times it made the BSc course feel like a 4-year holiday), and...
Forum: ATC Issues
8th Jun 2016, 20:35
Replies: 13
Views: 3,939
Posted By rab-k

I understand that Gander take data from the...

I understand that Gander take data from the adjacent NavCanada domestic (radar) centres to calculate the forward estimate for the Oceanic entry fix. Using this radar-derived information, together...
Forum: ATC Issues
26th Apr 2016, 16:54
Replies: 2
Views: 4,908
Posted By rab-k

You must have missed...

You must have missed (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeI154gaWL4) it...
Forum: ATC Issues
1st Mar 2016, 05:00
Replies: 6
Views: 4,471
Posted By rab-k

A combination of Shannon, Brest and Madrid radars...

A combination of Shannon, Brest and Madrid radars provide complete coverage for T9, up to what altitude I couldn't say, however VHF comms. are not always possible for the entire route. (Brest will on...
Forum: ATC Issues
1st Mar 2016, 04:45
Replies: 1
Views: 1,653
Posted By rab-k

A case of 'old habits die hard'. ...

A case of 'old habits die hard'.


Procedures are now as the docs state but I can't see any HF Radio Operator getting too stressed if crews persist in making initial calls as per the previous...
Forum: ATC Issues
9th Oct 2015, 01:18
Replies: 9
Views: 5,790
Posted By rab-k

FYI... Reduced Lateral Separation Minima...

FYI...


Reduced Lateral Separation Minima within the North Atlantic - NATS (http://www.nats.aero/rlat/)
Forum: ATC Issues
15th Jun 2015, 03:01
Replies: 9
Views: 5,790
Posted By rab-k

Procedures are not yet published so can't provide...

Procedures are not yet published so can't provide a reference I'm afraid. Come back in October and there may be something in print to which we can refer to.
9th Sep 2014, 06:39
Replies: 411
Views: 66,921
Posted By rab-k

Cameron can't say anything new due to the...

Cameron can't say anything new due to the pre-vote purdah. Darling is seen as damaged goods by the BT camp. Alistair Carmichael is seen by the electorate here as "Alistair who?" (purdah issue also...
Forum: ATC Issues
3rd Sep 2014, 16:00
Replies: 24
Views: 6,363
Posted By rab-k

They're already doing that phiggs... Though I...

They're already doing that phiggs... Though I don't think the Great Highland Midge gets much above FL195.:E
Forum: ATC Issues
3rd Sep 2014, 12:09
Replies: 24
Views: 6,363
Posted By rab-k

"would NATS want to maintain 2 centres and the...

"would NATS want to maintain 2 centres and the associated doubling of running costs, given the fact Swanwick is big enough to hold both?".

Not sure I buy the "doubling of running costs" if that...
Forum: ATC Issues
2nd Sep 2014, 20:34
Replies: 16
Views: 8,514
Posted By rab-k

A bit long, but may be of interest to those...

A bit long, but may be of interest to those crossing the pond...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJTjwW5ZYas
Forum: ATC Issues
2nd Sep 2014, 20:33
Replies: 24
Views: 6,363
Posted By rab-k

Can't see an iScottish Govt. in a hurry to...

Can't see an iScottish Govt. in a hurry to reinvent the wheel.

ATC already provided by what is essentially a private company at no cost to the tax payer.

Would NATS want to walk away from the...
Forum: ATC Issues
17th Aug 2014, 20:47
Replies: 16
Views: 8,514
Posted By rab-k

Hi Ch The time markers will indeed be seen...

Hi Ch

The time markers will indeed be seen by the controller. However, use of the 'Demand Contract' function can provide the controller with the necessary confirmation that the next significant...
Forum: ATC Issues
25th Apr 2014, 21:05
Replies: 9
Views: 2,723
Posted By rab-k

"Due Regard" procedures apply to Military...

"Due Regard" procedures apply to Military operators only. Civilian operators entering a class of airspace which requires an air traffic control clearance prior to entry are open to reporting action...
2nd Jan 2014, 12:38
Replies: 23
Views: 6,103
Posted By rab-k

40 years? Damn that makes me feel old! Still...

40 years? Damn that makes me feel old!

Still remember my father talking about the kit that the Displays team at 'Ferruncle' (our pet name for Ferranti) were designing for the "MRCA". (Didn't even...
29th Dec 2013, 15:26
Replies: 20
Views: 6,824
Posted By rab-k

BN :ok: Often wondered how they secured it...

BN :ok:

Often wondered how they secured it to the jacket.

The 'civvy' version of the RAF jacket doesn't have the "slot".

http://i46.photobucket.com/albums/f105/rab-knight/Jacket1.jpg
19th Dec 2013, 22:25
Replies: 108
Views: 70,245
Posted By rab-k

Such a black-list of a major British carrier, if...

Such a black-list of a major British carrier, if it does indeed have such, was longer by some 30 names after just one flight back from the Caribbean a few months back.

Two families, comprising 30...
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Dec 2013, 10:11
Replies: 21
Views: 5,810
Posted By rab-k

Skip to 0:20, some very tall people in that part...

Skip to 0:20, some very tall people in that part of the world.


(Amazing what an RC toy plus a GoPro can produce).
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