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Forum: Tech Log
24th Jul 2019, 21:42
Replies: 25
Views: 9,745
Posted By birdstrike

'Do an offset' - it sounds so simple, but unless...

'Do an offset' - it sounds so simple, but unless it's something you have practiced and briefed for I would suggest you are probably creating more problems than you are resolving. We used to throw it...
24th Jul 2019, 21:31
Replies: 47
Views: 31,993
Posted By birdstrike

After the first programme I thought it could...

After the first programme I thought it could either get better or...

I guess 'or' won!!
24th Jul 2019, 13:38
Replies: 32
Views: 19,199
Posted By birdstrike

As a volunteer at the Aeropark it's great to see...

As a volunteer at the Aeropark it's great to see the site looking so good, even if only in the background shots.

As for the programme, the less said the better. When will presenters ever learn...
3rd Mar 2019, 16:47
Replies: 44
Views: 25,967
Posted By birdstrike

People's livelihoods are not a game....

People's livelihoods are not a game....
2nd Mar 2019, 15:27
Replies: 10
Views: 12,544
Posted By birdstrike

Enjoyed flying for ASL in their previous...

Enjoyed flying for ASL in their previous incarnation as Air Contractors. Always felt that we were treated as individuals rather than as a number.

Good to hear that years later the human touch...
6th Jan 2019, 11:47
Replies: 6,993
Views: 6,554,874
Posted By birdstrike

Couldn't agree more. If you don't do both, are...

Couldn't agree more. If you don't do both, are you a pilot or merely a systems operator?
28th Aug 2018, 08:53
Replies: 26
Views: 20,612
Posted By birdstrike

Seems a very strange decision. Having landed...

Seems a very strange decision.
Having landed and lowered the nosewheel you realise you have some form of problem - but can't know exactly what - and elect to get airborne, discover you have engine...
1st Dec 2017, 15:53
Replies: 58
Views: 38,161
Posted By birdstrike

Nicely put Mr Angry, and I say that as a pilot...

Nicely put Mr Angry, and I say that as a pilot who hopefully could see both sides of the argument.
11th Jul 2017, 20:12
Replies: 111
Views: 43,283
Posted By birdstrike

Finningley based JP5 nav training sortie back in...

Finningley based JP5 nav training sortie back in the 80's. Having flown eastwards through the Lichfield corridor ATC helpfully gave us a cloudbreak to VMC below. Student (and I) didn't monitor our...
5th Aug 2013, 16:27
Replies: 90
Views: 59,111
Posted By birdstrike

I think there is a bit of hypocrisy going on...

I think there is a bit of hypocrisy going on here.

As pilots we are all very quick to criticise airline management / accountants, the CAA, the FAA etc for failing to take measures to enhance...
5th Apr 2013, 16:24
Replies: 7
Views: 1,844
Posted By birdstrike

A university degree is purely an academic...

A university degree is purely an academic qualification although it might be useful if you intend ultimately to aim for airline management.

To actually learn to fly you will need to go to a flight...
Forum: Freight Dogs
2nd Feb 2013, 15:50
Replies: 195
Views: 131,053
Posted By birdstrike

Yes, one and the same.

Yes, one and the same.
26th Dec 2011, 15:12
Replies: 57
Views: 13,345
Posted By birdstrike

DHL : Day and a Half Late or ...

DHL :

Day and a Half Late
or
Drop it, Hide it, Lose it
or
Delayed and Horribly Lost
14th Nov 2011, 15:52
Replies: 17
Views: 3,920
Posted By birdstrike

Not quite the same thing, but many moons ago...

Not quite the same thing, but many moons ago whilst flying the F27 as a freighter for Channel Express we operated GLA - EMA for UPS. On arrival at EMA we were sent back to GLA as freight which had...
25th Aug 2011, 21:25
Replies: 146
Views: 25,112
Posted By birdstrike

Good seat

If you go to Thomas Cook Airlines - Support Home Page (http://www.thomascookairlines.co.uk) and follow the various links to ''booking your seat'' you will see a diagram of the seating plan. This will...
Forum: Freight Dogs
19th Apr 2011, 20:25
Replies: 8
Views: 2,025
Posted By birdstrike

jjfluk

The vast majority of the freight flown by DHL, UPS, TNT etc goes at night. This fits in with the just-in-time principle followed by most of manufacturing industry.

DHL had a handful of daytime...
25th Mar 2011, 18:09
Replies: 10
Views: 4,396
Posted By birdstrike

'Funny thing the incident report was given secret...

'Funny thing the incident report was given secret status'

Not just in Poland.

Many moons ago, an Andover (HS748) of the Queen's Flight landed in fog at RAF Lyneham to pick up a certain Royal...
18th Feb 2011, 13:53
Replies: 1,357
Views: 764,085
Posted By birdstrike

22/04

In answer to your query, I flew in the flight checking role in the RAF for years.

The acceptable tolerances were so small that even when an ILS failed it's calibration I don't ever remember...
13th Feb 2011, 14:42
Replies: 1,357
Views: 764,085
Posted By birdstrike

Exclamation Fatigue

Does anyone know when the crew started their duty?

Somewhere amongst the posts it is mentioned that the aircraft had operated a postal flight during the night. If the same crew had been operating...
Forum: Jet Blast
20th Dec 2010, 19:06
Replies: 30
Views: 6,029
Posted By birdstrike

David Learmount / BBC strike again

BBC news on-line is carrying an article about ''how do you de-ice a plane?''.

Apparently ice on the wings effects the ''Steering Flaps'' if Mr Learmount is being accurately quoted.

Later in...
20th Dec 2010, 14:02
Replies: 122
Views: 23,126
Posted By birdstrike

Thumbs down .....and couldn't they find a 'spokesperson'...

.....and couldn't they find a 'spokesperson' rather better informed than the guy who appears on the news. Apart from the inevitable ''what if'' scenarios he spouts on every occasion he offers nothing...
17th Nov 2010, 15:33
Replies: 107
Views: 25,832
Posted By birdstrike

Squawk 7777 You may be correct in your...

Squawk 7777

You may be correct in your questionable assertion that the use of multiple languages is not in itself unsafe, but one indisputable fact is that does not, in any way, increase...
3rd Aug 2010, 09:50
Replies: 3,561
Views: 1,154,683
Posted By birdstrike

I think you are being a bit harsh on ematom1 as...

I think you are being a bit harsh on ematom1 as he/she is far from being alone.

A large proportion (I'd be tempted to say the majority) of the posts on the EMA forum could be said to belong in the...
4th Jan 2010, 11:09
Replies: 50
Views: 12,500
Posted By birdstrike

Does the revival of the A300 mean that loads are...

Does the revival of the A300 mean that loads are once again on the increase?

My understanding was that DHL had drastically cut back on the A300 as the business just wasn't there to justify their...
30th Sep 2009, 13:08
Replies: 22
Views: 3,723
Posted By birdstrike

Nothing changes - in the past it was the prop to...

Nothing changes - in the past it was the prop to jet transition that was put forward as being far too difficult for mere 'non-jet' mortals.

It was nonsense then just as it is now. A bit of decent...
Forum: Freight Dogs
17th Apr 2009, 08:41
Replies: 4
Views: 3,325
Posted By birdstrike

Currently there is no fixed pattern roster...

Currently there is no fixed pattern roster (previously it was 9 and 5) so expect totally random rostering. The target is to achieve 11 days off per calendar month, averaged over 3 months.

Salary...
Forum: Freight Dogs
22nd Jan 2009, 09:10
Replies: 22
Views: 6,281
Posted By birdstrike

757 wannabe Fleet is currently 22 757, with...

757 wannabe

Fleet is currently 22 757, with 3 767 later this year and possibly a further 3 in 2010.

300 flying hours a year is about right, but unfortunately you do an awful lot of duty hours...
30th Oct 2008, 18:25
Replies: 3,561
Views: 1,154,683
Posted By birdstrike

Thumbs down OliWW From your use of language - ...

OliWW

From your use of language -

''almost on it's side'' and ''up and down and everything''

I can only assume that you are not a professional aviator.

Have you considered journalism...
Forum: Freight Dogs
29th Jul 2008, 14:38
Replies: 7
Views: 1,978
Posted By birdstrike

As far as I am aware, and it has changed on a...

As far as I am aware, and it has changed on a number (!) of occasions over the last year or so, all DHL Air recruiting is for the LEJ base. The same goes for internal command upgrades.
4th Jun 2008, 17:31
Replies: 3,561
Views: 1,154,683
Posted By birdstrike

Wasn't it Go which prompted the start-up of Baby?

Wasn't it Go which prompted the start-up of Baby?
27th Dec 2007, 15:41
Replies: 4
Views: 543
Posted By birdstrike

bnt Many thanks for the suggestions, have...

bnt

Many thanks for the suggestions, have tried what you said and unfortunately 'PIO' does appear in the secondary channel. Back to the drawing board for me, but thanks again.
24th Dec 2007, 10:41
Replies: 4
Views: 543
Posted By birdstrike

Sound Problems

Having just had the hard drive replaced on my laptop (runs XP), when I try to play DVDs using Power DVD the picture is fine but the sound, although audible, is badly fragmented.

All other sound...
11th Sep 2007, 12:00
Replies: 12
Views: 2,164
Posted By birdstrike

Hi joeirish Have flown to / from China with...

Hi joeirish

Have flown to / from China with both China and China Eastern, and internally with Shanghai Airlines.

All modern aircraft, punctuality was good. Just don't expect too many smiles...
30th Jul 2007, 10:39
Replies: 4
Views: 2,947
Posted By birdstrike

There is a long-running thread on the 'Airports,...

There is a long-running thread on the 'Airports, Airlines and Routes' forum regarding UKIA. It makes for some 'interesting' reading.

Bear in mind that their main destination is to be Islamabad....
Forum: Freight Dogs
8th Mar 2007, 17:23
Replies: 69
Views: 24,222
Posted By birdstrike

SNAM Yes there is, it's a Group Personal...

SNAM

Yes there is, it's a Group Personal Pension, run by Winterthur, with company contributions of c.10.5% for captains and c. 8% for first officers. (It's based on a strange formula, hence the...
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