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5th Jan 2022, 00:06
Replies: 1,135
Views: 380,687
Posted By Airbanda

And now holding again @ FL90 in Dieppe area. At...

And now holding again @ FL90 in Dieppe area. At most optimistic it's going to be after 04:00 local before pax are in hotels
8th Dec 2021, 12:33
Replies: 1,160
Views: 397,313
Posted By Airbanda

Let's see if a claim is made. If so will it be...

Let's see if a claim is made. If so will it be brought via Balpa or one of the cabin crew unions?
7th Dec 2021, 21:12
Replies: 1,160
Views: 397,313
Posted By Airbanda

TUPE generally applies where a going concern...

TUPE generally applies where a going concern moves from one owner to another, for example a contract passes from one office cleaning outfit to another. Those managing the decline of Fly BMI...
5th Dec 2021, 10:39
Replies: 1,160
Views: 397,313
Posted By Airbanda

I suspect that's no more than what Data...

I suspect that's no more than what Data Protection Law requires when the insolvent company's brand and goodwill are sold on. I've had messages in very similar terms where High Street stores have gone...
5th Dec 2021, 09:25
Replies: 1,160
Views: 397,313
Posted By Airbanda

On the one hand if the FlyBe brand has...

On the one hand if the FlyBe brand has recognition and support, and it probably does, then that goodwill is an asset the liquidator can realise. I doubt it'll be more than a fraction of a penny for...
4th Dec 2021, 14:24
Replies: 80
Views: 25,847
Posted By Airbanda

I too was surprised not to fond comment here...

I too was surprised not to fond comment here sooner. The AAIB Special Bulletin stating the facts as known is here:
...
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Nov 2021, 17:11
Replies: 43
Views: 9,558
Posted By Airbanda

The Coroner has issued a prevention of future...

The Coroner has issued a prevention of future deaths report addressed to the CAA:
...
13th Nov 2021, 16:02
Replies: 2,395
Views: 2,754,542
Posted By Airbanda

The judge's sentencing remarks have now been...

The judge's sentencing remarks have now been published:

https://www.judiciary.uk/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/R-v-Henderson-Sentencing-Remarks-12.11.21.pdf

He is sentenced for offences around...
7th Nov 2021, 16:58
Replies: 46
Views: 20,133
Posted By Airbanda

Referred to the AAIB will look into it with their...

Referred to the AAIB will look into it with their usual thoroughness.

Let's see what they say about 'similar incidents' and the crew's actions.
7th Nov 2021, 10:24
Replies: 11
Views: 7,140
Posted By Airbanda

Indeed I wonder if landing at PMI sent their...

Indeed

I wonder if landing at PMI sent their plans awry; a landing on the Spanish Mainland would have made disappearance easier.
15th Oct 2021, 09:32
Replies: 21
Views: 5,179
Posted By Airbanda

A couple of possible reasons: Manchester...

A couple of possible reasons:

Manchester being a much busier airport where handling an emergency including a potentially overweight landing would cause disruption
Availability of a spare...
9th Oct 2021, 17:52
Replies: 443
Views: 218,064
Posted By Airbanda

I suspect that, like other bits of immigration...

I suspect that, like other bits of immigration and related stuff the government have effectively sub-contracted document checking to the airlines with fines if they let an improperly documented...
3rd Oct 2021, 21:28
Replies: 2,170
Views: 295,030
Posted By Airbanda

It went back out this afternoon to Toulon. Not...

It went back out this afternoon to Toulon. Not clear what it was doing. Thought possibly rugger related but no obvious corresponding fixtures.
3rd Oct 2021, 21:20
Replies: 20
Views: 6,867
Posted By Airbanda

The Mirror reported it as a botched landing but...

The Mirror reported it as a botched landing but somehow conflated it with details of an entirely separate issue at Teesside.
29th Aug 2021, 17:33
Replies: 35
Views: 6,609
Posted By Airbanda

We flew Mahon to Castle Don on NZ in April 1975....

We flew Mahon to Castle Don on NZ in April 1975. My recollection is that it was mainly used on behalf of Horizon Midlands from BHX or EMA (still CDD at the time). There was a plaque with the Horizon...
9th Aug 2021, 12:00
Replies: 14
Views: 1,523
Posted By Airbanda

I spent a lot of the early summer of 76 on the...

I spent a lot of the early summer of 76 on the spotter's terrace at LBA after finishing my O levels. There was a based F-27 doing the morning and evening AMS rotations. Between those it was often...
28th Jun 2021, 15:43
Replies: 19
Views: 2,546
Posted By Airbanda

Since 1990 I've lived just over the M1 from...

Since 1990 I've lived just over the M1 from Northampton so pretty much under the normal routes to/from BHX and, when it was in use, Coventry. Would quite often hear the DC-6 going out at full climb...
21st Jun 2021, 07:59
Replies: 88
Views: 10,958
Posted By Airbanda

The AAIB report says vis was OK and the CAT3...

The AAIB report says vis was OK and the CAT3 autoland was a practice but the proper Company procedures in terms of Commander being PF etc were not followed. Furthermore the Commander's insistence on...
20th Jun 2021, 21:15
Replies: 106
Views: 12,599
Posted By Airbanda

Thinking back to meeting relatives at LHR T3 in...

Thinking back to meeting relatives at LHR T3 in the early eighties the arrival boards would show airline/flight number, origin and 'last stop'.
20th Jun 2021, 16:54
Replies: 43
Views: 5,547
Posted By Airbanda

Sheffield City anyone? The aviation blogger...

Sheffield City anyone?

The aviation blogger Noel Phillips has recently uploaded a You Tube video on the place:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZYNa6h9XJ4

A piece of modern day industrial...
20th Jun 2021, 15:35
Replies: 29
Views: 2,657
Posted By Airbanda

I'm fairly sure they had reverse thrust but the...

I'm fairly sure they had reverse thrust but the reverser vanes were inside rather than the clamshell type on some other designs.
19th Jun 2021, 08:50
Replies: 176
Views: 108,080
Posted By Airbanda

Merely SLF, albeit an enthusiast of 50+ years...

Merely SLF, albeit an enthusiast of 50+ years standing, but how would a weight on wheels switch prevent collapse due to (say) hydraulic pressure dropping over time when engines not running?
14th Apr 2021, 21:20
Replies: 58
Views: 24,965
Posted By Airbanda

DaveReidUK I started my aviation hobbyism as...

DaveReidUK

I started my aviation hobbyism as a spotter at Leeds/Bradford in the seventies. The present runway is, in the local vernacular "not o'wer long" but in those days it was only 5400 feet....
10th Apr 2021, 17:22
Replies: 6
Views: 1,299
Posted By Airbanda

Did BA ever fly BHX>JFK? EDIT: Further...

Did BA ever fly BHX>JFK?

EDIT: Further research suggests a VC-10 service in the late sixties by what would then have been BOAC. Based on books I have from the seventies it has ceased before 1974....
7th Mar 2021, 10:26
Replies: 8
Views: 2,755
Posted By Airbanda

Another operating this morning.

Another operating this morning.
7th Mar 2021, 10:24
Replies: 6
Views: 1,476
Posted By Airbanda

City Flyer Operating for JOTA?

According to FR24 City Flyer Embraer E190 G-LCYM has, inthe last few days, operated sectors from LCY>SOU, SOU>DSA and then DSA>BOH using JOTA flight numbers callsigns.

Some sort of charter or a...
14th Feb 2021, 17:14
Replies: 36
Views: 6,855
Posted By Airbanda

I'm fairly sure that when I flew LBA/LHR on a BA...

I'm fairly sure that when I flew LBA/LHR on a BA Viscount 806 in 1979 there was at least on 'club 4' seating bay. Forward end of the cabin, RHS.
14th Feb 2021, 16:52
Replies: 12
Views: 5,226
Posted By Airbanda

The vast majority of child abductions involve a...

The vast majority of child abductions involve a non-custodial parent. Given the arrestee is 'known to the child' it's probably safe to conclude that's what happened here. The Family court will have...
9th Jan 2021, 17:07
Replies: 2,170
Views: 295,030
Posted By Airbanda

What's the definition of a congested area?

What's the definition of a congested area?
2nd Jan 2021, 17:16
Replies: 149
Views: 254,090
Posted By Airbanda

I'd half expected it to be significant enough to...

I'd half expected it to be significant enough to warrant a correspondence only report in the monthly bulletin from AAIB as a 'serious incident'.
Forum: Questions
10th Dec 2020, 16:30
Replies: 4
Views: 1,306
Posted By Airbanda

They're looking out of the windows and can see...

They're looking out of the windows and can see them just like the runway markings.

They don't want them high like road signs as they'd be a hazard and subject to jet blast etc.
29th Aug 2020, 17:06
Replies: 3
Views: 706
Posted By Airbanda

They pay the licence in the Gaeltacht too!!

They pay the licence in the Gaeltacht too!!
16th Apr 2020, 17:21
Replies: 67
Views: 13,929
Posted By Airbanda

I have a similar recollection, pre extension,...

I have a similar recollection, pre extension, involving an Aviaco DC9 at LBA. It had diverted in from BHX on one of those days when LBA was above the fog blanketing much of UK. Pax were bussed up...
11th Apr 2020, 14:10
Replies: 82
Views: 15,708
Posted By Airbanda

The noise is utterly distinctive. They route over...

The noise is utterly distinctive. They route over here 2-3 times a day around FL100 going in or out of Brize towards N Sea or mainland Europe. I presume FL100 keeps them, in normal times, above BHX...
11th Apr 2020, 10:19
Replies: 82
Views: 15,708
Posted By Airbanda

Leeds has had both C17 and A400 do practice...

Leeds has had both C17 and A400 do practice approaches before the current Covid19 issues started. They've used Birmingham regularly but not frequently for casualty evacuations during Afghan/Iraq...
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