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11th Nov 2019, 22:10
Replies: 201
Views: 109,296
Posted By Magplug

British Airways is like most multinationals. The...

British Airways is like most multinationals. The will say the right thing... then do their own thing.

Fuel tankering will continue until the regulator makes it illegal...... at which point we will...
10th Oct 2019, 11:29
Replies: 160
Views: 95,981
Posted By Magplug

Into JFK on the 744 pretty much all pilots will...

Into JFK on the 744 pretty much all pilots will use max Flap (30) and Autobrake 4 due to the short runways. (Anything below 2500m is short!) That gives a vRef +5 of around 140kts on final.

In...
9th Oct 2019, 10:05
Replies: 160
Views: 95,981
Posted By Magplug

Cactus.... I don't think you will convince...

Cactus.... I don't think you will convince PukinDog.... 12 posts this thread so far and still hatin' the Brits.
7th Oct 2019, 14:31
Replies: 160
Views: 95,981
Posted By Magplug

Amen to that. I don't know about looking for...

Amen to that.

I don't know about looking for a fight.... but I'll bet the approach brief included "They are gonna to ask us to do final speeds that we simply can't do... How are we gonna deal with...
6th Oct 2019, 16:52
Replies: 160
Views: 95,981
Posted By Magplug

.....Somebody please remind me to stop...

.....Somebody please remind me to stop complimenting Texans controllers :oh:
6th Oct 2019, 15:42
Replies: 160
Views: 95,981
Posted By Magplug

This has nothing to do with 'My airport has more...

This has nothing to do with 'My airport has more movements than yours'. Most pilots only get to operate within their own continent but as a long-hauler I hear controllers communicating professionally...
5th Oct 2019, 15:37
Replies: 160
Views: 95,981
Posted By Magplug

@ASRAMTOO... Not an FAA rule. It is the Foreign...

@ASRAMTOO... Not an FAA rule. It is the Foreign Aviation Authorities who do not permit their operators to participate. FAA LAHSO Order...
5th Oct 2019, 15:05
Replies: 160
Views: 95,981
Posted By Magplug

As a worldwide operator and regular visitor to...

As a worldwide operator and regular visitor to JFK controllers are probably the rudest, most belligerent in the world. They shout at aircraft who don't understand their machine-gun like...
11th Sep 2019, 13:51
Replies: 82
Views: 87,961
Posted By Magplug

Apparently the spin given by the BA management...

Apparently the spin given by the BA management easily persuades some simpletons here. The average salary of a BA pilot is 160k p/a! Really!!! Therefore anyone that gets paid more than me is an...
27th Aug 2019, 11:08
Replies: 82
Views: 87,961
Posted By Magplug

British Airways Centenary Becomes A PR Nightmare

Martin Rivers at Forbes Magazine rather neatly encapsulates the current problems at British Airways......


Read the full article here...
6th Aug 2019, 12:21
Replies: 125
Views: 93,925
Posted By Magplug

Airlines want to make all their baggage loaders...

Airlines want to make all their baggage loaders redundant so they discourage their passengers from bringing checked baggage on by: 1) promising generous cabin bag allowances and 2) charging for hold...
18th Jun 2019, 11:18
Replies: 68
Views: 53,308
Posted By Magplug

In a big aircraft, when you land that far beyond...

In a big aircraft, when you land that far beyond the touchdown zone..... The fact that you have reversers (or not) is quite often academic
10th Apr 2019, 09:48
Replies: 96
Views: 67,074
Posted By Magplug

You cannot polish a turd and make it look any...

You cannot polish a turd and make it look any better. The A380 is the ugliest thing ever to take to the skies.
2nd Apr 2019, 12:12
Replies: 80
Views: 58,908
Posted By Magplug

Successful business people (rather like airline...

Successful business people (rather like airline managers) always have an eye on their costs. What's the point in spending big bucks when you can get the same service for less?... That's the...
1st Apr 2019, 09:32
Replies: 80
Views: 58,908
Posted By Magplug

Whilst it is quite possible that there is a...

Whilst it is quite possible that there is a perfectly straightforward technical or human factors explanation behind such a sad loss...... It is apparently dangerous to one's health to be a successful...
10th Mar 2019, 12:59
Replies: 5,127
Views: 10,302,047
Posted By Magplug

This is a very sad day for one of the most...

This is a very sad day for one of the most respected airlines in Africa. What few images that have emerged from the crash site so far show an impact crater without a scattered debris field. The...
26th Feb 2019, 10:56
Replies: 147
Views: 233,294
Posted By Magplug

Politics Before Flight Safety!

Making an approach to 09 at GIB with a strong wind out of the east is very demanding. With the draconian airspace restrictions imposed by the Spanish (purely for political reasons) aircraft are...
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Nov 2018, 14:18
Replies: 1,173
Views: 536,580
Posted By Magplug

@EwanWhoseArmy... The Dead mans Curve is...

@EwanWhoseArmy... The Dead mans Curve is establshed during test flying of a new type. A couple of test pilots start at say 2000' in the hover and chop the engine just as your instructor on the R22...
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Nov 2018, 04:55
Replies: 1,173
Views: 536,580
Posted By Magplug

@gullibell... Thank you for jumping in...... I...

@gullibell... Thank you for jumping in...... I was establishing the principle rather than trying to teach the technique!

@Jagwar... Good point about the Canada Geese. They are substantial birds...
Forum: Rotorheads
2nd Nov 2018, 00:51
Replies: 1,173
Views: 536,580
Posted By Magplug

The mention of 'dead man's curve' by the media is...

The mention of 'dead man's curve' by the media is not so much rubbish as is being represented above.

It you suffer a TR failure in any conventional helicopter in a normal hover then you have no...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Nov 2018, 14:54
Replies: 1,173
Views: 536,580
Posted By Magplug

It has been a few years since I flew heavy...

It has been a few years since I flew heavy helicopters but fundamentally the loss of TR control 200-500 feet above the stadium was not survivable.

The AAIB will want to quickly establish the '4...
31st Aug 2018, 17:42
Replies: 36
Views: 23,194
Posted By Magplug

Exactly so.... The wishes of the accountants can...

Exactly so.... The wishes of the accountants can create havoc at the coal-face in any big corporation. BA is going to be short of pilots going well into next year and the fact that the package and...
30th Aug 2018, 14:14
Replies: 36
Views: 23,194
Posted By Magplug

They need both and they need them.... yesterday. ...

They need both and they need them.... yesterday. The word is that the recruiters want to get moving and get offers out to the candidates already interviewed so they can tender their 3 months notice...
30th Jul 2018, 14:21
Replies: 109
Views: 41,424
Posted By Magplug

Go and check out the stats.... London remains the...

Go and check out the stats.... London remains the busiest airspace in the world - ahead of New York by a significant margin. In fact the LHR, LGW, LTN, STN, CDG, ORY, RTM, AMS triangle is controlled...
30th Jul 2018, 10:49
Replies: 109
Views: 41,424
Posted By Magplug

I am a regular 'heavy' visitor to JFK from Europe...

I am a regular 'heavy' visitor to JFK from Europe and nothing about that R/T clip surprises me. JFK controllers are aggressive on the radio, both on the ground and in the air. Whether it is a...
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