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5th Nov 2022, 12:38
Replies: 44
Views: 2,930
Posted By Meikleour

It strikes me that there are a lot of...

It strikes me that there are a lot of "entrenched" views expressed on here!

Why no criticism of "fly by wire" B777 or B787 control law quirks?

As someone with almost equal experience of both...
Forum: Tech Log
28th Oct 2022, 17:03
Replies: 24
Views: 3,019
Posted By Meikleour

Intruder: were your predicted fuel burns based on...

Intruder: were your predicted fuel burns based on the planned ZFW or in fact recalculated for the actual ZFW bearing in mind the asumptions made about average weights? I did ULH flights for 20...
25th Aug 2022, 17:47
Replies: 44
Views: 15,102
Posted By Meikleour

Any complications from mis-selected modes on the...

Any complications from mis-selected modes on the Airbus is easily cured by a simple disconnect of the autopilot and flight directors. Next put the aircraft to where you want it and then re-engage...
17th Aug 2022, 18:48
Replies: 31
Views: 16,187
Posted By Meikleour

Don't forget that a large percentage of CX is...

Don't forget that a large percentage of CX is already owned by the Chinese Government. Why would they act against their own interests?
16th Aug 2022, 14:08
Replies: 18
Views: 773
Posted By Meikleour

Fl1ingfrog:Surely if an instructor is there to...

Fl1ingfrog:Surely if an instructor is there to protect the owners interests then he must have the authority to take control if the handling pilot's performance is below par.

You are suggesting...
15th Aug 2022, 11:42
Replies: 18
Views: 773
Posted By Meikleour

One oddity under the FAA system is if flying...

One oddity under the FAA system is if flying instrument training under the hood with a safety pilot then BOTH pilots can log P1. Talking about SEPs here.
15th Aug 2022, 11:38
Replies: 22
Views: 3,170
Posted By Meikleour

An interesting quirk on licencing: when I was...

An interesting quirk on licencing: when I was converting onto the A330 at Toulouse one of the instructors showed me his licence which said in the type rating section simply "all Airbus types"!!
Forum: Tech Log
12th Aug 2022, 10:44
Replies: 4
Views: 627
Posted By Meikleour

Used to fly mixed fleet A330 and A340 and there...

Used to fly mixed fleet A330 and A340 and there the 90 day recency was at least one landing on each type so could do 2 on one and only 1 on the other type.
Forum: Tech Log
10th Aug 2022, 09:18
Replies: 5
Views: 799
Posted By Meikleour

applecrumble: just select the start switch to...

applecrumble: just select the start switch to CRANK - that will power the FADECs for you without getting out of your seat.
Forum: Tech Log
26th Jul 2022, 15:55
Replies: 11
Views: 2,141
Posted By Meikleour

B2N2: That's a bit of a Freudian slip there- Time...

B2N2: That's a bit of a Freudian slip there- Time of Useless Consciousness - is that what many captains think that their copilots have as opposed to Tme of Useful Consciousness which most of us would...
Forum: Tech Log
26th Jul 2022, 15:50
Replies: 57
Views: 10,093
Posted By Meikleour

PelicanSquawk: The simple answer to this is to...

PelicanSquawk: The simple answer to this is to ask your instructor to DEMONSTRATE how he wants it done! That may be quite telling......................
Forum: Tech Log
5th May 2022, 10:27
Replies: 7
Views: 1,604
Posted By Meikleour

Was established in the hold near Kansai with two...

Was established in the hold near Kansai with two other aircraft awaiting approach clearance when ....................... all ATC comms went off! Interesting one which was eventually resolved by the...
Forum: Tech Log
3rd May 2022, 09:09
Replies: 43
Views: 17,944
Posted By Meikleour

FlightDetent: Surely when you do the FLT CONTROLS...

FlightDetent: Surely when you do the FLT CONTROLS check you see full elevator with full stick - then you say you get full elevator with HALF stick on take-off roll!!!?
17th Apr 2022, 17:38
Replies: 48
Views: 8,105
Posted By Meikleour

The way I heard of the Brize heavy landing of a...

The way I heard of the Brize heavy landing of a Tristar was that the aircraft was, in fact fitted with autoland facility, but that it was a rushed circuit which failed to give the autopilot the...
9th Mar 2022, 12:41
Replies: 119
Views: 11,046
Posted By Meikleour

Angel Great graphics Discorde!! D P Davies ( aka...

Great graphics Discorde!!

D P Davies ( aka HTBJs ) in his radio talks makes mention of an "along wing airflow" on four engined prop aircraft which invariably leads to some nasty stalling...
8th Mar 2022, 16:41
Replies: 119
Views: 11,046
Posted By Meikleour

Discorde: Hi, I think we both agree that a)...

Discorde: Hi, I think we both agree that a) throttle closure resulted in a yaw to port and b) that your Coriolis Effect also applies but I was trying to get to the source of the yaw swing in the...
8th Mar 2022, 14:35
Replies: 119
Views: 11,046
Posted By Meikleour

Cool Nope - the yaw occured even on calm wind days!! ...

Nope - the yaw occured even on calm wind days!!

With counterclockwise rotating props there is a left rudder component needed to counter the inherent swing to starboard. When the throttles are...
8th Mar 2022, 10:53
Replies: 119
Views: 11,046
Posted By Meikleour

A point that may interest the readers: Many...

A point that may interest the readers: Many years ago I had a conversation with the test pilot who was tasked with clearing the Belfast for in-flight refuelling. He told me that it failed the...
25th Feb 2022, 22:31
Replies: 119
Views: 11,046
Posted By Meikleour

Indeed! But I don't think the Anson would have...

Indeed! But I don't think the Anson would have done 360 kts!!!
24th Feb 2022, 15:43
Replies: 119
Views: 11,046
Posted By Meikleour

Diff was restricted to 2.5 psi Did one...

Diff was restricted to 2.5 psi
Did one memorable LHR-EDI at FL070 in daylight - very scenic!!
7th Feb 2022, 14:55
Replies: 119
Views: 11,046
Posted By Meikleour

bean: I flew 2,000 hrs on Vanguard/Merchantmen...

bean: I flew 2,000 hrs on Vanguard/Merchantmen but alas the VNE escapes the old grey cells now but what I do remember clearly is we used to climb clean at 290 kts ind. and descend at 300 kts ind. I...
27th Jan 2022, 09:23
Replies: 9
Views: 714
Posted By Meikleour

Stayed there some years ago - magnificent!

Stayed there some years ago - magnificent!
24th Jan 2022, 11:49
Replies: 90
Views: 12,487
Posted By Meikleour

Having observed Indonesian Aviation over many...

Having observed Indonesian Aviation over many years I wouldn't be surprised if it was being flown with one prop blade missing!!!!
Forum: Tech Log
18th Jan 2022, 15:46
Replies: 35
Views: 5,729
Posted By Meikleour

I think they were trying to get more lift out of...

I think they were trying to get more lift out of the wing whilst climbing to a level that really was too high for them to get out of the strong headwinds and thus improve their groundspeed. These...
30th Dec 2021, 13:14
Replies: 358
Views: 162,615
Posted By Meikleour

FullWings: John Farley, in his excellent book,...

FullWings: John Farley, in his excellent book, describes the concept of "lowgain/high gain" style pilots. The accuracy may be the same but the effort put in varies enormously.
17th Dec 2021, 18:59
Replies: 10
Views: 2,430
Posted By Meikleour

Click on the black bar that says Forums - bottom...

Click on the black bar that says Forums - bottom of the dropdown menu says Airline specific - go right and there is easyJet!!!!****
16th Dec 2021, 11:33
Replies: 10
Views: 2,430
Posted By Meikleour

Company PPRUNE sites?

With the new format I have been unable to locate the easyJet company site!?
Forum: Tech Log
11th Dec 2021, 11:59
Replies: 15
Views: 3,034
Posted By Meikleour

If I were to choose to fly to a Commercial...

If I were to choose to fly to a Commercial Alternate that was going to have Low Vis Procedures in place then I would be most concerned about the additional holding and delays that would inevitably...
Forum: Tech Log
21st Nov 2021, 17:42
Replies: 17
Views: 5,339
Posted By Meikleour

Markkal: our airfield supply of UL91 comes from...

Markkal: our airfield supply of UL91 comes from Poland!!
Forum: Tech Log
18th Nov 2021, 17:27
Replies: 10
Views: 2,880
Posted By Meikleour

Although the N1 (fan section) of the engine may...

Although the N1 (fan section) of the engine may run in the opposite direction to normal in a strong tailwind with the engine shut down I do not believe that the N2 or N3 section , as appropriate, ...
Forum: Tech Log
15th Nov 2021, 16:46
Replies: 49
Views: 13,101
Posted By Meikleour

To paraphrase the late Eric Morecambe - they had...

To paraphrase the late Eric Morecambe - they had enough fuel but not necessarily in the correct tanks!

The incident reflected poorly on BA's procedures for fuel balancing having differed from that...
11th Nov 2021, 16:16
Replies: 73
Views: 11,076
Posted By Meikleour

This old "chestnut" about Airspeed with Elevator...

This old "chestnut" about Airspeed with Elevator and Glide Path with Power versus Point and Power comes up time and again!

My own view about this stems from the observation that most flight...
1st Nov 2021, 17:57
Replies: 296
Views: 83,910
Posted By Meikleour

Pelican Air Transport aka Pelican Cargo ...

Pelican Air Transport aka Pelican Cargo callsign was DP and "Pelican" Pelican callsign had been used unofficially by Air France for their cargo operation but had never been registered by...
25th Oct 2021, 10:22
Replies: 77
Views: 15,548
Posted By Meikleour

I don't see easyJet trainers being too happy to...

I don't see easyJet trainers being too happy to light matches under your grandson's nose as he flies his very occassional manual ILS!!!!!!!
1st Oct 2021, 16:46
Replies: 232
Views: 53,308
Posted By Meikleour

Best single piston in order: Chipmunk, RV6,...

Best single piston in order: Chipmunk, RV6, Piston Provost Worst by far : Tipsy Nipper

Best Twin Piston - Dove, PA30 nice in the air but had "issues" for take-off and landing
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