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10th Jun 2022, 08:04
Replies: 60
Views: 13,071
Posted By Recidivist

Could be wrong, but I suspect that tossbag was...

Could be wrong, but I suspect that tossbag was taking the piss! But thanks to you and DHdriver for speaking up - I'm of the view that the OP's "whinge" was quite appropriate (although the SLF forum...
6th Apr 2022, 04:29
Replies: 23
Views: 8,981
Posted By Recidivist

Well, I've had a total knee replacement, so a...

Well, I've had a total knee replacement, so a jump from that height would be pretty serious for me. In fact, to have a random sample of 34 people jump from that height with none suffering injury is...
6th Apr 2022, 03:43
Replies: 180
Views: 89,523
Posted By Recidivist

SLF here - could someone please enlighten me as...

SLF here - could someone please enlighten me as to the significance of changing from 26L to 26R after the go-around? Thanks.
Edit: I Google Earth CDG and note that 26R is longer, so maybe the...
24th Feb 2020, 01:49
Replies: 2
Views: 904
Posted By Recidivist

CoVid and Travel Insurance

We have an annual multi-trip travel insurance policy through Qantas. It is due to expire shortly and we are in the process of arranging new cover. Back in January, before the WHO declaration of...
8th Dec 2019, 03:45
Replies: 44
Views: 52,484
Posted By Recidivist

My symapthy is with pilots, especially those in...

My symapthy is with pilots, especially those in QF and JQ who have the poison dwarf and his obscene salary in their faces. I have nothing against a fair wage increase - I don't earn that much but I...
8th Oct 2019, 05:34
Replies: 6
Views: 2,038
Posted By Recidivist

Surely, if he didn't run off the end of the...

Surely, if he didn't run off the end of the runway, it counts as a GOOD landing, not a normal one?
13th May 2019, 18:24
Replies: 24
Views: 7,739
Posted By Recidivist

A final comment about the effect of the SAS...

A final comment about the effect of the SAS strike on this (would have been) passenger. Deciding that we couldn't take the chance of staying with the Tromso booking, our travel agent booked us...
13th May 2019, 17:55
Replies: 24
Views: 16,309
Posted By Recidivist

Hmm. I flew on an E 190 just a week or so ago...

Hmm. I flew on an E 190 just a week or so ago (first time) and my impression was that it didn't have thrust reversers - would someone who knows care to chime in?
2nd May 2019, 18:47
Replies: 24
Views: 7,739
Posted By Recidivist

Ah, that makes it all the sadder. I'd say "next...

Ah, that makes it all the sadder. I'd say "next time", but this trip has shown that I'd need to save for 10 years to come back to Norway, and I'm way past "retirement age" already! A stunning...
2nd May 2019, 15:27
Replies: 24
Views: 7,739
Posted By Recidivist

Thanks for the updates Per, but we couldn't take...

Thanks for the updates Per, but we couldn't take the chance. Tromso is now off the ininerary - a shame, but these things happen.
We could have tried flying Norwegian instead at something north of...
30th Apr 2019, 19:41
Replies: 24
Views: 7,739
Posted By Recidivist

Booked on SAS for Trondheim NOR to Tromso NOR...

Booked on SAS for Trondheim NOR to Tromso NOR next Friday. Does anyone know if the route is/is likely to be affected by the strike? Travelling at the moment so comms with travel agents back in...
28th Mar 2019, 19:46
Replies: 37
Views: 8,176
Posted By Recidivist

Last Sunday (I think, could have been Monday) I...

Last Sunday (I think, could have been Monday) I was at the Ibis Airport Hotel in Brisbane, AUS, idly watching aircraft movements out of the window, when I saw a plane throw away a landing and go...
18th Mar 2019, 22:13
Replies: 22
Views: 10,362
Posted By Recidivist

*Lancer* nailed it!. "I was sort of curled up,...

*Lancer* nailed it!. "I was sort of curled up, reading a book". Perhaps something that all parents could mention to their travelling children.
18th Mar 2019, 06:06
Replies: 22
Views: 10,362
Posted By Recidivist

Thanks to the posters who have given helpful and...

Thanks to the posters who have given helpful and informative replies. I have paxed into SC a couple of times but wasn't aware of its rep.

I'll also pass on Lancer's tip.
17th Mar 2019, 22:55
Replies: 37
Views: 8,176
Posted By Recidivist

In 50 years of paxing, I had my first go around...

In 50 years of paxing, I had my first go around last year, going in to Darwin. We had to do a circuit while a RAAF flyover was happening (can't recall the occasion), and when we were cleared, the...
17th Mar 2019, 22:48
Replies: 22
Views: 10,362
Posted By Recidivist

Virgin hard landing yesterday at YMCY

My son flew into Sunshine Coast yesterday on Virgin (VA481?). Flight was a bit delayed, no idea why. Weather was fine, light winds, nothing exciting at all. When he walked into the airport he...
13th Mar 2019, 23:58
Replies: 5,120
Views: 11,132,544
Posted By Recidivist

I understand - what I was thinking of was not the...

I understand - what I was thinking of was not the complexities of flight as the pilot sees them, but purely focussing on the automation aspect - why allow an automatic system to operate the airplane...
13th Mar 2019, 23:19
Replies: 5,120
Views: 11,132,544
Posted By Recidivist

Ah, sorry, poor wording. I was imputing nose...

Ah, sorry, poor wording. I was imputing nose high from high AoA - not necessarily so, but layman language.
13th Mar 2019, 22:58
Replies: 5,120
Views: 11,132,544
Posted By Recidivist

SLF here, please be gentle! Too many pages,...

SLF here, please be gentle!
Too many pages, not enough time, but it seems to me that the MCAS is functioning solely on inputs about the attitude (AoA) of the airframe in one direction only. No...
13th Mar 2019, 22:10
Replies: 16
Views: 7,362
Posted By Recidivist

It is true that pilots are no longer needed - the...

It is true that pilots are no longer needed - the automatic controls are perfectly capable of crashing the aircraft by themselves without the need for pilot input.

And, without the pilots - less...
20th Feb 2019, 00:34
Replies: 11
Views: 3,083
Posted By Recidivist

Initially an enthusiastic flyer, I later became a...

Initially an enthusiastic flyer, I later became a nervous SLF. On a QF flight into Sydney one night, I could tell that the B767 (not my favourite airplane) was being flown by a person of considerable...
17th Feb 2019, 22:52
Replies: 260
Views: 260,281
Posted By Recidivist

In our case, heading from east coast of Aus to...

In our case, heading from east coast of Aus to Europe and back a couple of months later, I stipulated that it MUST be an A380. Same thing last time. Will be the same thing next time, as long as the...
24th Jan 2019, 01:10
Replies: 28
Views: 3,460
Posted By Recidivist

[/left]I respectfully have to disagree. We...

[/left]I respectfully have to disagree. We inadvertently left the balcony door open when we went to dinner at the Sofitel in Siem Reap - oh and the room light on as well. When we returned, the...
23rd Jan 2019, 05:17
Replies: 28
Views: 3,460
Posted By Recidivist

Krismiler's explanation regarding riels is how I...

Krismiler's explanation regarding riels is how I recall it from a year ago. In VN the government had issued an edict that Dong was to be used generally, so the use of $US was considerably curtailed.
25th Oct 2018, 01:34
Replies: 246
Views: 127,417
Posted By Recidivist

Wow! Thank you longlegs for sharing your...

Wow! Thank you longlegs for sharing your personal and incredible experience. I'm sure everyone wishes you a total recovery from the shock. All the best.
10th Aug 2018, 00:25
Replies: 34
Views: 4,783
Posted By Recidivist

"A cover of the AOPA magazine of the era had a...

"A cover of the AOPA magazine of the era had a picture of Bullimore sitting on the hull of his yacht in the southern ocean"
Are you sure about this LS? I remember differently - TB was inside the...
17th Jun 2018, 22:45
Replies: 44
Views: 33,641
Posted By Recidivist

Thank you to those who explained why my...

Thank you to those who explained why my simplistic concept isn't simple to implement - particularly whysprSYD.

I had also expressed myself poorly, instead of calling it a "default" position, it...
15th Jun 2018, 04:45
Replies: 44
Views: 33,641
Posted By Recidivist

My apologies if it's simplistic, but could you...

My apologies if it's simplistic, but could you point out why it's flawed?
Both flights departed from the same airport, close together, heading in identical directions (diverging very late in the...
14th Jun 2018, 22:46
Replies: 44
Views: 33,641
Posted By Recidivist

From an SLF point of view, I am amazed that it is...

From an SLF point of view, I am amazed that it is not standard practice for the trailing airplane on an almost identical route to be at a higher flight level in order to avoid this potential outcome....
21st Jun 2017, 06:23
Replies: 18
Views: 3,856
Posted By Recidivist

I think DaveR's wording was a bit ambiguous, not...

I think DaveR's wording was a bit ambiguous, not intended as a slight to you. I read it as "there is no reason why a passenger should be expected to have this knowledge", not "there is no reason a...
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