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Forum: Questions
26th Nov 2021, 10:06
Replies: 9
Views: 2,492
Posted By mustafagander

My old airline mandated a "leaving" call and in...

My old airline mandated a "leaving" call and in Oz ATC expected it of us. Their leadership said that it triggered a quick check of traffic nearby.
Forum: Tech Log
22nd Nov 2021, 10:03
Replies: 49
Views: 11,086
Posted By mustafagander

If you're referring to me, Dave, I fail to see...

If you're referring to me, Dave, I fail to see the thrust of your question.
Forum: Tech Log
21st Nov 2021, 10:14
Replies: 49
Views: 11,086
Posted By mustafagander

B747 series beautifully over-engineered. One of...

B747 series beautifully over-engineered.
One of the design criteria, as I have been informed by those "in the know" was that the aircraft can always make it back to base, no single fault/failure...
Forum: Tech Log
9th Nov 2021, 09:31
Replies: 16
Views: 3,403
Posted By mustafagander

In the real world RTO braking will always exceed...

In the real world RTO braking will always exceed max manual coz it's applied at once, within ramping limits, and not modulated in any fashion - think crosswind with difficulty applying full pedal...
28th Oct 2021, 10:41
Replies: 14
Views: 2,785
Posted By mustafagander

I love the title "Nasty Birdstrike". Can someone...

I love the title "Nasty Birdstrike". Can someone show me a nice one???
25th Oct 2021, 10:25
Replies: 35
Views: 4,005
Posted By mustafagander

Surely we all think it through before setting...

Surely we all think it through before setting power for T/O.
I was taught, on the PA31-350 Chieftain, to decide on an altitude depending on D/A etc at which I would attempt to fly away, otherwise...
Forum: Tech Log
25th Oct 2021, 10:11
Replies: 6
Views: 1,102
Posted By mustafagander

Hey Full Wings, TAS is irrelevant, it's IAS...

Hey Full Wings,
TAS is irrelevant, it's IAS which will disperse the cloud of fuel.
I was involved in it once and on the B744 it's quite spectacular.
10th Oct 2021, 11:53
Replies: 43
Views: 8,280
Posted By mustafagander

Sceptical, We'll just have to disagree then....

Sceptical,
We'll just have to disagree then. The petty crime there, pickpockets, muggers etc was out of control. The currency was totally debased and most banknotes were counterfeit. The footpaths...
8th Oct 2021, 11:32
Replies: 43
Views: 8,280
Posted By mustafagander

The flights over Antarctica have always been...

The flights over Antarctica have always been "interesting" for we operators of said services. On the B744 we had as diversion ports Christchurch or Punta Arenas. It got out to 3h55 diversion time....
Forum: Tech Log
7th Oct 2021, 10:47
Replies: 22
Views: 3,825
Posted By mustafagander

I expect that it is more efficient to increase...

I expect that it is more efficient to increase speed and hence turn radius when you are pointing more or less in the direction you want to fly. Assuming the 270* turn roughly aligns you with required...
2nd Oct 2021, 11:54
Replies: 37
Views: 3,741
Posted By mustafagander

Aaaaa etc, Chamberlain knew exactly what he was...

Aaaaa etc,
Chamberlain knew exactly what he was doing I believe. He well knew that Britain could not possibly go to war and survive at that point, not a hope in hell.
So I totally agree that...
Forum: Tech Log
19th Sep 2021, 11:36
Replies: 7
Views: 1,680
Posted By mustafagander

I find it difficult to imagine that airlines...

I find it difficult to imagine that airlines would burden themselves with another box in the spares inventory.
I am almost certain that they would have only one type of VHF Comm box the aircraft.
17th Sep 2021, 12:13
Replies: 16
Views: 2,798
Posted By mustafagander

Hi dixi, I understand where this pilot is...

Hi dixi,
I understand where this pilot is coming from.
We longhaul guys tend to always be looking at the horizon wondering what's over it.
Forum: Questions
2nd Sep 2021, 11:58
Replies: 4
Views: 923
Posted By mustafagander

In my years operating into LHR we, my airline,...

In my years operating into LHR we, my airline, worked on the principle that when sent to another controller, that one now was in charge of the airspace.
So, if cleared lower as in the example we...
31st Jul 2021, 11:58
Replies: 14
Views: 4,827
Posted By mustafagander

Come on Dick, you know the reason. Unless you're...

Come on Dick, you know the reason. Unless you're doing it for a job it's next to impossible to stay recent with a CIR.
PIFR helps greatly.
26th Jul 2021, 11:54
Replies: 21
Views: 3,506
Posted By mustafagander

Peter F, As is customary in these events, the...

Peter F,
As is customary in these events, the insurers are the sole arbiters of what happens to the airframe. Theirs and theirs alone is the decision to write off or repair.
QF did not make that...
Forum: Tech Log
27th Jun 2021, 11:58
Replies: 18
Views: 2,905
Posted By mustafagander

After spending many decades in long haul ops and...

After spending many decades in long haul ops and especially over Afghanistan and China as well as trans oceanic, I really hesitate to extend gear for an emg descent. What if there is airframe damage...
Forum: Tech Log
19th Jun 2021, 12:06
Replies: 13
Views: 2,668
Posted By mustafagander

Boeing information, as I recall it, is that at...

Boeing information, as I recall it, is that at normal speeds for fuel jettison the flame front burns slower than the aircraft is moving so it will always drift backwards and never catch up with the...
Forum: Tech Log
30th May 2021, 12:57
Replies: 38
Views: 6,563
Posted By mustafagander

Hey Mongo, I agree that circling approaches are...

Hey Mongo,
I agree that circling approaches are just too risky in the real world BUT they are excellent sim training.
A plus is that, one day, you might to do one for real at some crappy ETOPS...
Forum: Tech Log
22nd May 2021, 11:51
Replies: 9
Views: 1,610
Posted By mustafagander

Capt Fathom, That's the point, read the...

Capt Fathom,

That's the point, read the charts. Many USA airports ILS DME reads zero at the upwind end. Very useful!
In other parts of the world they read zero at the G/S intercept point.
20th May 2021, 12:31
Replies: 42
Views: 9,168
Posted By mustafagander

Hey Mr M You say that early BOAC VC10s had 4...

Hey Mr M
You say that early BOAC VC10s had 4 reversers. They did not. Only the Super VC10, alias VC15 had 4 reversers.
Forum: Questions
3rd May 2021, 12:20
Replies: 2
Views: 630
Posted By mustafagander

In swept wing jets the aircraft pivots on the...

In swept wing jets the aircraft pivots on the rear wheels of the MLG and levers itself off the ground.
The B747s had a world of problems with high retread numbers on the body gears failing when this...
23rd Apr 2021, 11:45
Replies: 48
Views: 10,907
Posted By mustafagander

I've always disagreed with the concept of banning...

I've always disagreed with the concept of banning visual circling approaches in the sim. Yeah, they're really hard work coz there is so much happening with config and allowing for wind etc. There in...
Forum: Questions
8th Apr 2021, 12:42
Replies: 14
Views: 2,004
Posted By mustafagander

selfin, That puts me in mind of a situation I...

selfin,
That puts me in mind of a situation I was involved in in the early 1980s when I was FEO.
It seems that we had a bad guy on board wanted by the Oz Commonwealth. The Commonwealth Police with...
4th Apr 2021, 12:01
Replies: 6
Views: 1,351
Posted By mustafagander

Hi Centaurus, I wonder whether HARS might be...

Hi Centaurus,
I wonder whether HARS might be interested??
They preserve historic docos as well as aircraft.
Forum: Tech Log
1st Apr 2021, 11:53
Replies: 2
Views: 512
Posted By mustafagander

Is it an accurate representation of the burners...

Is it an accurate representation of the burners or just an illustration?
Forum: Tech Log
1st Apr 2021, 11:52
Replies: 10
Views: 2,302
Posted By mustafagander

Why would you want to perform a bleeds off take...

Why would you want to perform a bleeds off take off? Packs off as is common reduces the bleed air extraction to almost zero.
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Apr 2021, 11:50
Replies: 8
Views: 2,726
Posted By mustafagander

I thought you were talking about a nasty little...

I thought you were talking about a nasty little affliction in the nether regions!! :ok:
Forum: Tech Log
24th Mar 2021, 11:13
Replies: 41
Views: 10,951
Posted By mustafagander

Spoilers on the down going wing are sized, so...

Spoilers on the down going wing are sized, so Boeing tells us, to eliminate any need for rudder. And it really works as advertised.
Rudder is not used in normal flight manoeuvres.
6th Mar 2021, 10:27
Replies: 53
Views: 18,034
Posted By mustafagander

Hey Dawgie, Lots of engineering required. Auto...

Hey Dawgie,
Lots of engineering required. Auto engines HATE running for long times at constant RPM. The lube system relies on RPM changes to lube the cylinders for a start.
That's why Subaru boxers...
6th Mar 2021, 09:54
Replies: 161
Views: 38,819
Posted By mustafagander

As I see it, this system is not very error...

As I see it, this system is not very error tolerant. Big mistake, humans make errors and they must be managed.
Forum: Tech Log
6th Mar 2021, 09:41
Replies: 13
Views: 3,040
Posted By mustafagander

As I understand it here in Oz, the MAP at RW...

As I understand it here in Oz, the MAP at RW gives the designer of the procedure a known point to chart the G/A. Most modern approaches are CDA and tracking to the MAP does not need to be level, in...
6th Mar 2021, 09:33
Replies: 60
Views: 27,107
Posted By mustafagander

CRM works. Such a great outcome that the F/A...

CRM works.
Such a great outcome that the F/A felt comfortable to take it to the Cpt.
Forum: Tech Log
1st Mar 2021, 10:46
Replies: 10
Views: 2,062
Posted By mustafagander

What I understand an RMI to be is an indicator...

What I understand an RMI to be is an indicator which has magnetic information fed to a compass card which is always aligned with North and on the face of which are needles which can display VOR or...
19th Feb 2021, 09:56
Replies: 19
Views: 3,175
Posted By mustafagander

Some years back I did a stress test ECG which is...

Some years back I did a stress test ECG which is not unusual as time marches on.
The funny thing was that the medico who signed it off as normal then received a request to review this ECG from the...
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