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25th Nov 2022, 15:46
Replies: 73
Views: 15,113
Posted By switch_on_lofty

No need to mention it when it's in the original...

No need to mention it when it's in the original post that this would not be an issue pre-brexit.
Brexiteers aren't known for detail or for reading documents to the end though.
23rd Nov 2022, 13:24
Replies: 3
Views: 1,236
Posted By switch_on_lofty

Of course it's more complicated than a short...

Of course it's more complicated than a short post! Yes we're saying the same thing. I know that Ryanair has a UK AOC aswell but for simplicity I omitted that.
Edit: I believe that post Brexit,...
22nd Nov 2022, 20:24
Replies: 3
Views: 1,236
Posted By switch_on_lofty

Short answer no. That would be cabotage. Not...

Short answer no. That would be cabotage. Not permitted unless member states agree. In the EU this is permitted between members. Hence Ryanair (Irish AOC) can operate intra and extra EU i.e Milan to...
28th Sep 2022, 20:57
Replies: 13
Views: 2,418
Posted By switch_on_lofty

So possibly the best is option d: Vistajet cabin...

So possibly the best is option d: Vistajet cabin crew?
9th Sep 2022, 19:01
Replies: 11
Views: 3,330
Posted By switch_on_lofty

1. Get ops manual rewritten. RVSM checks are very...

1. Get ops manual rewritten. RVSM checks are very 2004 for instance.
2. Use common sense with perf calcs.
3. Do some yoga/Pilates/body balance. V good for your neck and posture.
Obviously 3 is...
26th Aug 2022, 20:46
Replies: 44
Views: 15,102
Posted By switch_on_lofty

Pressing TOGA in the 73 disconnects the AP, and...

Pressing TOGA in the 73 disconnects the AP, and in this case gave full TOGA thrust on the AT. TUI 73s have TOGA to LNAV automatically but I think ATC gave an early turn instead of the standard...
7th Aug 2022, 11:57
Replies: 24
Views: 4,336
Posted By switch_on_lofty

Try getting a receipt off a cash hairdresser!

Try getting a receipt off a cash hairdresser!
21st Mar 2022, 10:47
Replies: 570
Views: 981,964
Posted By switch_on_lofty

Personally I look because I fly the same type and...

Personally I look because I fly the same type and want to know what happened and if there's anything I can learn to avoid the same happening to me.
Purely from my selfish pov I'd rather see some...
21st Jan 2022, 16:38
Replies: 403
Views: 187,224
Posted By switch_on_lofty

You can't infer anything about the angle of water...

You can't infer anything about the angle of water entry from something salvaged on a deck. Add in the few km of water to fall through...
17th Dec 2021, 20:31
Replies: 10
Views: 3,015
Posted By switch_on_lofty

If you want a descent to VMC under rdr you want...

If you want a descent to VMC under rdr you want to go straight down to the minimum the controller can provide.
​​​provide.
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An idea of the cloudbase will determine whether it's worth...
13th Dec 2021, 13:39
Replies: 79
Views: 28,821
Posted By switch_on_lofty

Manual electric trimming rate is fast with any...

Manual electric trimming rate is fast with any flap extended and slow with flaps up.
Go around is initiated by calling "go around, flap 15" whether at flaps 30 or 40. You're correct that the normal...
29th Nov 2021, 23:37
Replies: 403
Views: 187,224
Posted By switch_on_lofty

Amen to that. Cutting of live flying and...

Amen to that. Cutting of live flying and training, moving more and more to the sim has a human element. I'll be surprised if this wasn't a factor.
Forum: Rotorheads
17th Nov 2021, 15:25
Replies: 6
Views: 1,915
Posted By switch_on_lofty

WPD are advertising or have recently. Job...

WPD are advertising or have recently. Job description should be there somewhere.
Forum: Tech Log
23rd Oct 2021, 11:50
Replies: 31
Views: 5,304
Posted By switch_on_lofty

Lots of routes I fly in Europe e.g UK to Canaries...

Lots of routes I fly in Europe e.g UK to Canaries or over Austria/N Italy where there is a lot of traffic there are often high level clouds caused by so many planes making persistent contrails. A way...
14th Oct 2021, 21:31
Replies: 33
Views: 10,035
Posted By switch_on_lofty

If you read post 11 you'll see a rumour about not...

If you read post 11 you'll see a rumour about not having enough fuel to reach the ship. That's what I was referring to.
14th Oct 2021, 10:02
Replies: 33
Views: 10,035
Posted By switch_on_lofty

If you haven't got the fuel to get back it's...

If you haven't got the fuel to get back it's better to have a controlled ditching than an uncontrolled one when the fuel gives out. At max ship's speed it could have been 10ish miles away. You're...
28th Sep 2021, 09:49
Replies: 30
Views: 10,507
Posted By switch_on_lofty

Not exactly answering the question but the F-4U...

Not exactly answering the question but the F-4U Corsair was prone to fatal stalling/spinning on final due to the asymmetric effect of the huge prop. I read somewhere that the RN alleviated this...
2nd Sep 2021, 00:24
Replies: 22
Views: 4,469
Posted By switch_on_lofty

There should be a treasure hunt for the kids. You...

There should be a treasure hunt for the kids. You get a sheet of paper with a list of things you need. Say some chain lashings, dipclear, getting an aircraft moved with less than 2 days' notice,...
Forum: Rotorheads
8th Aug 2021, 06:59
Replies: 25
Views: 4,764
Posted By switch_on_lofty

I'm glad that the stereotype of helicopters...

I'm glad that the stereotype of helicopters appearing in films only to crash is being perpetuated.
Whenever I see one I count the seconds before it crashes, it's often not long. Sometimes I'm...
7th Jul 2021, 20:46
Replies: 283
Views: 211,424
Posted By switch_on_lofty

There are parallels with Kegworth (UK BMI 734...

There are parallels with Kegworth (UK BMI 734 with CFM 56). They had a fire on one engine, shut down the other. In doing so the autothrottle disengaged and the bad engine (only one now running) went...
10th Jun 2021, 15:28
Replies: 38
Views: 17,350
Posted By switch_on_lofty

Flap 25, 1013, other parameters as per above:...

Flap 25, 1013, other parameters as per above: TODR 2077m to 35' screen height.
14th Apr 2021, 21:46
Replies: 58
Views: 26,556
Posted By switch_on_lofty

How do you do this in a 737? The FMC displays the...

How do you do this in a 737? The FMC displays the zfw which is pilot entered from the loadsheet + the fuel quantity to give gross weight. Possibly you could go backwards through a cruise fuel flow...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Mar 2021, 14:39
Replies: 174
Views: 50,286
Posted By switch_on_lofty

"They [planes] cannot hover above the ground" ...

"They [planes] cannot hover above the ground"

​​​Daily Mail right on the money there.

Anyone shed light on the claim that it can't land at most airfields as it needs a long runway, Wikipedia...
10th Mar 2021, 13:52
Replies: 11
Views: 11,422
Posted By switch_on_lofty

Maybe the Captain found out that the CC had eaten...

Maybe the Captain found out that the CC had eaten the camembert from the cheeseboard and was trying to reassert their alpha dog status.
4th Mar 2021, 09:24
11th Jan 2021, 22:19
Replies: 77
Views: 19,660
Posted By switch_on_lofty

You won't be doing any LL in a C-17! Hercs do...

You won't be doing any LL in a C-17! Hercs do some.

If you want time on the controls in the LL environment you'd better pray for rotary!
1st Jan 2021, 22:10
Replies: 289
Views: 139,279
Posted By switch_on_lofty

Yes because the approach belongs to the airport,...

Yes because the approach belongs to the airport, not the operator.
9th Oct 2020, 12:03
Replies: 20
Views: 16,521
Posted By switch_on_lofty

Oh no it might disrupt air travel.

Oh no it might disrupt air travel.
7th Mar 2020, 21:22
Replies: 180
Views: 114,254
Posted By switch_on_lofty

Yes, not a surprise. I've been saying that it...

Yes, not a surprise. I've been saying that it didn't add up to be in easa with govt position in real life for a while.
I don't really see the benefit (but then I didn't of brexit) in any tangible...
28th Feb 2020, 12:54
Replies: 12
Views: 3,505
Posted By switch_on_lofty

What point are you trying to make? How could you...

What point are you trying to make? How could you take probe tip off?
A 101 can't do 250kts...
Surely for RW AAR if you're a bit high then less chance of taking drogue off with rotors...
9th Feb 2020, 13:17
Replies: 3
Views: 3,700
Posted By switch_on_lofty

Maybe at the moment; probably trying to cut it...

Maybe at the moment; probably trying to cut it down so it fits on a page of A4. :ok:
8th Feb 2020, 03:04
Replies: 23
Views: 8,797
Posted By switch_on_lofty

Nothing like a bit of ambition!

Nothing like a bit of ambition!
23rd Jan 2020, 18:52
Replies: 23
Views: 17,439
Posted By switch_on_lofty

Wonder if it's a short term cost deferral...

Wonder if it's a short term cost deferral mechanism too.
How many designers & engineers are looking at this blank sheet? If not many; money is saved for the current balance sheet.
10th Jan 2020, 10:41
Replies: 378
Views: 180,045
Posted By switch_on_lofty

Thanks very much. I've scanned the first 2...

Thanks very much. I've scanned the first 2 source documents. Pretty damning tone; repeatedly discussing how to deceive regulators, referring to them as stupid, some good people seeing the problems...
10th Jan 2020, 09:33
Replies: 378
Views: 180,045
Posted By switch_on_lofty

I've had a quick search but can't find the...

I've had a quick search but can't find the original messages, just the same Reuters story syndicated everywhere. Is is published anywhere?
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