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14th Jul 2021, 19:08
Replies: 282
Views: 197,250
Posted By Weapons Grade

Inter-operability of terms

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Irrespective of the effect of "dangerous goods" vs "hazardous materials" on a person's health, the accepted terms for relay to ATC or upon a request by them to state carriage of, is either...
25th Jun 2020, 06:35
Replies: 2,533
Views: 980,801
Posted By Weapons Grade

A point of order

Actually, they do not have LOFO.
A check of their EBA does not specify any such reverse order.
Forum: Tech Log
19th Jun 2020, 18:00
Replies: 79
Views: 17,227
Posted By Weapons Grade

A differing opinion

Has anyone else noticed in the A320, that when selecting F-FULL which generally occurs at about 1200ft AGL, there is ~1.0 deg (or more) pitch up? This means that, when hand-flying an approach and to...
18th Jun 2020, 11:04
Replies: 8
Views: 3,077
Posted By Weapons Grade

What the Romans did give us

Vale (pronounced Va-ley) is Latin for "farewell".
Forum: Tech Log
18th Apr 2020, 07:58
Replies: 16
Views: 3,811
Posted By Weapons Grade

No MEL/CDL cover as ge

Correct me please but there is neither a MEL nor CDL for a missing ash-tray on the flight deck (not in position). If it is missing, it is no-go.
15th Apr 2020, 08:11
Replies: 1,266
Views: 528,264
Posted By Weapons Grade

Alas, poor Virgin - I knew it well

Methinks this is a tragedy of Shakespearian proportions viz., Hamlet Act 5, scene 1: the gravedigger scene.
(modern translation):
"Let me see. (he takes the skull) Oh, poor Yorick! I used to know...
28th Mar 2020, 08:31
Replies: 9
Views: 3,735
Posted By Weapons Grade

I believe FEDEX have a few T7's in freighter...

I believe FEDEX have a few T7's in freighter configuration. My understanding talking to the mechanics and drivers in MEM and ANC were that the T7F's were OTS (off the shelf).
11th Feb 2020, 07:32
Replies: 756
Views: 547,411
Posted By Weapons Grade

What if?

A hypothetical question:
What if these three airframes are disposed of. What will become of the (presumably) surplus flight crew (one imagines about 8.5 crew per airframe)?
What provisions, if any,...
9th Feb 2020, 08:43
Replies: 20
Views: 8,879
Posted By Weapons Grade

Grammar: "sewing" lessons, unless you need a...

Grammar: "sewing" lessons, unless you need a lesson in throwing seeds into a sown field.
26th Jan 2020, 11:01
Replies: 27
Views: 12,547
Posted By Weapons Grade

Gear Down?

The picture shows the gear down - the questions should be:
a. Was the gear intentionally either selected down or not selected up (increase drag = increase in fuel flow); or
b. Gear was selected up...
28th Dec 2019, 08:18
Replies: 46
Views: 18,857
Posted By Weapons Grade

Mob mentality?

Is it me being obtuse? Why deny ALL the passengers nuts, instead of non-service of nuts to the (singular) passenger who had (presumably) advised of his/her severe allergy to nuts? Over-reach or...
11th Dec 2019, 08:35
Replies: 4,656
Views: 4,487,590
Posted By Weapons Grade

To use a sporting analogy: "More spin than Shane...

To use a sporting analogy: "More spin than Shane Warne". (Hint: about the best leg-spinner cricket has ever produced (Dr. Google will provide all data)).
24th Nov 2019, 10:55
Replies: 21
Views: 9,675
Posted By Weapons Grade

Which airport in Orlando, FL?

Are you sure the departure is from MCO (Orlando International) and not ORL (Orlando Executive) - heck of a difference?
Forum: Tech Log
15th Oct 2019, 10:45
Replies: 6
Views: 1,593
Posted By Weapons Grade

Not quite correct

On the Airbus, unless pilot-modified airfields are entered into the ETP page, the default will be the ETP between the entered DEP and DESTN airfields, based on the entered winds, or wind component at...
1st Oct 2019, 10:35
Replies: 528
Views: 226,313
Posted By Weapons Grade

Visits aplenty - depressing really!

I agree that ATC generally wants to process traffic SAFELY and EXPEDITIOUSLY.
So why the hell does Australian ATC make it so bloody complicated? It is not as though Australia has a lot of traffic;...
18th Sep 2019, 21:44
Replies: 29
Views: 20,868
Posted By Weapons Grade

You can thank Sen. "Uncle" Ted Stevens (RIP)

I do seem to recall that at the time of letting the KC-46 contract, there was a great deal of angst that the Airbus bid had been the winning bid, until "Uncle" Ted Stevens (R. AK), who at the time...
Forum: Tech Log
11th Sep 2019, 09:05
Replies: 23
Views: 12,116
Posted By Weapons Grade

What did you say??

Some things to ponder:
The A320 flight deck, whilst on the ground with A/C packs on, and speakers low, has an ambient noise level of +82db (and higher when there is audio output from the speakers)....
4th Sep 2019, 21:39
Replies: 274
Views: 237,101
Posted By Weapons Grade

SIM card? (Subscriber Identity Module)

SIM card? (Subscriber Identity Module)
4th Sep 2019, 21:24
Replies: 48
Views: 33,853
Posted By Weapons Grade

Just give me a reference

Me too - I can't think if any reference which comes to mind, except by way of a reference in a company manual, which can easily be set aside in such a case as given.
Forum: Tech Log
2nd Sep 2019, 17:42
Replies: 8
Views: 3,355
Posted By Weapons Grade

EOL (End Of Life) LED

According to the mechanics in my airline, it is an End of Life (EOL) indication (blue flashing LED), which signifies that nav light/strobe replacement needs to be planned within next 950 hours.
12th Aug 2019, 09:55
Replies: 134
Views: 76,498
Posted By Weapons Grade

A321F STC

Try looking up Precision Aircraft Solutions; it should enlighten you somewhat.
11th Aug 2019, 11:16
Replies: 134
Views: 76,498
Posted By Weapons Grade

Whose STC will be be modified on?

I wonder if Precision will do the conversion? If so, the airframes should be good for about 27T combined on the main and lower decks.

It will be interesting.
3rd Aug 2019, 09:48
Replies: 38
Views: 16,449
Posted By Weapons Grade

#3 - cleared to land? Try ATL, ORD or DFW for...

#3 - cleared to land? Try ATL, ORD or DFW for both spacing and landing clearances.
Australia ATC procedures (not the ATCer's) - do not get me started!
17th Jul 2019, 06:57
Replies: 756
Views: 547,411
Posted By Weapons Grade

Wait, Watch and Absorb

The heliograph flashing from Village Virgin is that there is to be an announcement by COB Friday regarding the current status and future of Tiger.
The smart money is that Tiger will close, and be...
16th Jul 2019, 18:40
Replies: 756
Views: 547,411
Posted By Weapons Grade

Perhaps more is less

From the SMH:
Tigerair ran at an $8 million loss in the first half of this year on an earnings before interest and tax basis, and a $36 million loss in 2018, adding to the Virgin Group's $653...
16th Jul 2019, 07:19
Replies: 85
Views: 112,632
Posted By Weapons Grade

Red face Bad tasting biscuits

Wouldn't matter as I am sure there will be a crappy taste left in the mouth after the cuppa.
9th Jul 2019, 12:58
Replies: 65
Views: 64,007
Posted By Weapons Grade

Priceless

Mustafa
Priceless.. simply priceless!
Thanks
9th Jul 2019, 09:48
Replies: 65
Views: 64,007
Posted By Weapons Grade

Qantas - persona-non-grata letter

I checked my archives - bugger! It's no longer there.
If anyway has a copy, I would certainly appreciate getting one. Please PM me with the details.
Regards
3rd Jul 2019, 12:30
Replies: 22
Views: 10,385
Posted By Weapons Grade

Seriously MAX

You are quite correct - Airbus permits only auto brake MIN, MED or manual (and selection of MAX for TKOF only).
From memory, Boeing has ABS 1 thru 5; MD11 has ABS OFF, MIN, MED or MAX.
And as...
3rd Jul 2019, 09:04
Replies: 22
Views: 10,385
Posted By Weapons Grade

Oh, you mean skidding and diverging from...

Oh, you mean skidding and diverging from center-line? I understand the use (or not) of thrust reversers in such a situation.
I was referring to braking action as a result of the runway surface at...
3rd Jul 2019, 07:43
Replies: 22
Views: 10,385
Posted By Weapons Grade

Greasy - easy: Use ABS max

I remember landing in VABB (BOM) - always used ABS MED or if runway damp, wet, VCSH or RESH, ABS MAX; and, full reverse thrust each time.
29th Jun 2019, 22:35
Replies: 4,586
Views: 1,831,675
Posted By Weapons Grade

Vincento Caferella

Hi there
I remember meeting Vince in CKN circa 1973. He was operating a C182 for Cooktown Air Taxi.
Vaguely, I recall him telling me that he came down from PNG (perhaps ex-Highlands or Sepik area),...
29th Jun 2019, 05:50
Replies: 4,656
Views: 4,487,590
Posted By Weapons Grade

History may need to repeat itself to avoid failure in the future

Not quite on-topic but:

In Australia, quite a few years ago, there were only two major political parties - Labor (a somewhat Australian version of the Democrats) and the Liberals (akin to the...
15th Jun 2019, 23:39
Replies: 20
Views: 12,878
Posted By Weapons Grade

Another B737 artificial reef

I recall Air Nuigini attempted to make an artificial reef in Chuuk Lagoon last year.
19th Mar 2019, 05:41
Replies: 921
Views: 2,233,257
Posted By Weapons Grade

So who exactly were the crew complement?

I am a little confused: I thought the airplane was a B767, not a MD80, in which case you are correct - the MD80 doesn't have the legs for a relief pilot. BUT...the crashed airplane was a B767, cest...
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