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4th Feb 2016, 18:09
Replies: 78
Views: 33,454
Posted By r75

I will miss her too from the perspective of a...

I will miss her too from the perspective of a Licensed Engineer.A real aeroplane and built like no other.
20th Dec 2015, 22:07
Replies: 73
Views: 68,413
Posted By r75

The point I am trying to make,that may have been...

The point I am trying to make,that may have been missed,is that at high thrust settings and a noisy environment,to the inexperienced,that person may not realise that the reason those spiral markings...
19th Dec 2015, 16:00
Replies: 73
Views: 68,413
Posted By r75

I can only speak from experience of 74s. When at...

I can only speak from experience of 74s. When at ground idle, standing by the NLG and talking to the Flightdeck,it's pretty obvious the engines are only at ground idle,you can clearly see the white...
8th Oct 2015, 21:01
Replies: 741
Views: 717,988
Posted By r75

""Boeing do not want pilots routinely over riding...

""Boeing do not want pilots routinely over riding the fire switches as an inadvertent pull of the switch requires a massive engineering input.""

I can second that!
14th Sep 2015, 21:04
Replies: 741
Views: 717,988
Posted By r75

Talking Having retired from looking after 77s and 74s it...

Having retired from looking after 77s and 74s it is refreshing to read such a factual reply from Alexb757 .I too agree with the comment about the time lag he speaks of,this crew were merely going...
24th Aug 2015, 21:24
Replies: 1,757
Views: 903,692
Posted By r75

"Mopardave" has summed up my thoughts too....100%...

"Mopardave" has summed up my thoughts too....100% agree, how could you just walk around and film like that.Perhaps I am old fashioned but surely after the initial shock you would be running around...
24th Aug 2015, 20:06
Replies: 1,757
Views: 903,692
Posted By r75

I am suprised to see that harrowing film taken...

I am suprised to see that harrowing film taken seconds after the impact on the road has not been deleted from this site.The terrible tragedy at Shoreham is still unfolding, I for one cannot begin to...
5th Jan 2015, 18:32
Replies: 105
Views: 58,982
Posted By r75

I am sure that you can check the TPIS sensor...

I am sure that you can check the TPIS sensor readings on the maintenance EICAS display that is accessed from the Auxiliary panel,on the right hand side of the flight deck,just behind the right hand...
20th Jan 2014, 13:25
Replies: 82
Views: 56,372
Posted By r75

""No double engine changes for crying out loud....

""No double engine changes for crying out loud. For one, it's an SMS issue. Do you really want BOTH engines being replaced on a two-engine aircraft? Never do the same maintenance to both engines at...
5th Jun 2013, 18:44
Replies: 992
Views: 958,248
Posted By r75

I feel that once the full report is issued,we may...

I feel that once the full report is issued,we may see a lot of references to "Human Factors" in future case studies of this incident.Let us wait and see the full facts in the report.
13th Nov 2011, 16:42
Replies: 80
Views: 51,809
Posted By r75

Having spent my life in aviation keeping heavies...

Having spent my life in aviation keeping heavies serviceable ,all I can say after reading through that report from the RAS interview is that the crew demand the utmost respect for handling the...
11th Nov 2011, 15:50
Replies: 415
Views: 272,782
Posted By r75

If you were to perform a retraction function on...

If you were to perform a retraction function on the ground in a 74 without the pins in (heaven forbid),you would be well advised to not only keep away from the NLG but also the BLG.You need to...
9th Nov 2011, 16:27
Replies: 196
Views: 50,463
Posted By r75

That video clip is perhaps out of date,the...

That video clip is perhaps out of date,the carrier I work for amended that security issue a long time ago,you cannot just lift the carpet and access the MEC like that on their Widebodies and without...
Replies: 415
Views: 272,782
Posted By r75

Its standard practice to function check gear...

Its standard practice to function check gear operation on the ground after a gear main component change,the aircraft is either on jacks or jacks and wheel pit.As for worrying about retraction whilst...
Replies: 415
Views: 272,782
Posted By r75

Perhaps I was a little simplistic in my...

Perhaps I was a little simplistic in my explanation, Roo is quite correct.In fact there have been cases of the MLG hanging up on the doors during swings testing the Alternate Extension.Fortunately we...
Replies: 415
Views: 272,782
Posted By r75

The MLG does not have its own uplock viz 744 but...

The MLG does not have its own uplock viz 744 but the MLG doors do.However,the gear does not rest on the doors in flight.Now as it looks like the doors were released via the ground ALT release,we may...
Replies: 415
Views: 272,782
Posted By r75

Looking at the picture in #222 it looks as if the...

Looking at the picture in #222 it looks as if the ground release for the MLG door uplocks have been deployed,you can see the service door for each uplock release lever open.These actually release the...
30th Oct 2011, 17:35
Replies: 74
Views: 40,706
Posted By r75

"a) If you must send the airplane before the...

"a) If you must send the airplane before the sealant is fully cured, install Scotch 425
Aluminum Foil Tape, G00291 on the top of the sealant."

This is also standard practice in the latest 747-400...
20th Dec 2010, 18:40
Replies: 550
Views: 100,366
Posted By r75

I have been following this thread with great...

I have been following this thread with great interest from the start.The very sad fact is that a great many innocent people lost their lives on this ill fated flight.Now we may argue about the...
1st Aug 2008, 18:18
Replies: 1,109
Views: 333,186
Posted By r75

I concur with #845, I in fact did an inspection...

I concur with #845, I in fact did an inspection very similar to this on a 744 today, in this job we try our very best to get to the problem (if there is one) before it gets to us.
28th Jul 2008, 23:39
Replies: 1,109
Views: 333,186
Posted By r75

Well said that man, lets wait and see what the...

Well said that man, lets wait and see what the investigations turn up...and I work 747-400s as an L.A.E.
18th Jun 2008, 21:20
Replies: 79
Views: 29,833
Posted By r75

We ALWAYS use full intake guards when ground...

We ALWAYS use full intake guards when ground running RB211s and are fully trained/briefed on ground runs, an engine even at ground idle commands respect, I have seen a guard blasted foreward when...
20th Apr 2008, 19:18
Replies: 28
Views: 3,254
Posted By r75

Whatever work you do on operational aircraft,...

Whatever work you do on operational aircraft, record it all in a Log Book, try to keep the different aircraft in their own sections and state what done even if you only watched it being worked, cross...
17th Apr 2008, 19:45
Replies: 456
Views: 60,169
Posted By r75

Ews + Sap = Chaos?!

Ews + Sap = Chaos?!
14th Feb 2008, 21:28
Replies: 451
Views: 270,130
Posted By r75

Ref post#370, the 74s I refer to have been in a...

Ref post#370, the 74s I refer to have been in a hanger for at least 24 hours, sorry if my post misled you. As an aside I for one do not envy the AAIB guys on this one, best to wait and see what they...
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