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Forum: Tech Log
20th Nov 2019, 12:43
Replies: 11
Views: 2,063
Posted By ciderman

Even the venerable 146 had Turbulence mode. It...

Even the venerable 146 had Turbulence mode. It just maintained a pitch attitude and rose and fell with the currents. No RVSM though!!
10th Sep 2019, 18:46
Replies: 82
Views: 87,981
Posted By ciderman

BA generates dollars and other currencies by...

BA generates dollars and other currencies by selling tickets to London in other countries. Converted to pounds to pay salaries they buy more. Simplistic but you get the drift.
6th Sep 2019, 15:35
Replies: 12
Views: 2,215
Posted By ciderman

I have very similar experiences. Yesterday I went...

I have very similar experiences. Yesterday I went for my annual visit to my optician. She has a brand new machine that photos the retina and flattens it out like an old fashioned map of the world so...
21st Aug 2019, 18:27
Replies: 3
Views: 2,991
Posted By ciderman

Chris' funeral will take place at Kingsdown...

Chris' funeral will take place at Kingsdown Crematorium, Swindon, SN25 6SG on 4 September at 1115. Bright colours requested by the family.
17th Aug 2019, 10:04
Replies: 3
Views: 2,991
Posted By ciderman

Wg. Cdr. Chris Legett

Sad to report yesterday the death of my erstwhile nav radar on 35 Sqn, Chris Leggett. Chris flew Canberras with 213 Sqn RAFG before joining the V-Force. He became a very well respected nav radar...
17th Jul 2019, 14:08
Replies: 31
Views: 6,303
Posted By ciderman

24 hour delay

A niece of mine is stuck in Athens trying to get home from there to EDI. The flight has been delayed for 18 hours due to the inbound being the subject of a "medical emergency". No more details. She...
11th Apr 2019, 16:29
Replies: 6
Views: 2,173
Posted By ciderman

Happened to me once. The guy I was examining for...

Happened to me once. The guy I was examining for renewal of my TRE/TRI had no current medical. I picked it up at the briefing stage and we did wonder where we stood if he had a heart attack during...
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Apr 2019, 13:52
Replies: 23
Views: 4,032
Posted By ciderman

Brunei

The above is a quote from the BBC news web site. I remember travelling to Australia with Royal Brunei and a very pleasant experience it was too. But I would not give them a cent of my money now. I'm...
8th Mar 2019, 12:24
Replies: 20
Views: 20,306
Posted By ciderman

One of our old VL Hunters. Perfectly good...

One of our old VL Hunters. Perfectly good aircraft. He has to live with this the rest of his life no matter what the verdict.
18th Feb 2019, 13:29
Replies: 10
Views: 4,369
Posted By ciderman

So sorry to hear that. Al was a fellow pilot at...

So sorry to hear that. Al was a fellow pilot at WFD at the end of 1990's when I was at the Training centre. I had immense respect for him and his team and pass on my condolences to his family. Bill
12th Nov 2018, 13:57
Replies: 18
Views: 8,768
Posted By ciderman

You might say "I'll never fly Air India", but...

You might say "I'll never fly Air India", but tell me an airline that hasn't had a similar incident in the last 10 years.
12th Nov 2018, 13:54
Replies: 9
Views: 1,521
Posted By ciderman

I'm sure there are reasons for the way things...

I'm sure there are reasons for the way things worked out. However I doubt that a 2200 hours arrival would mean another departure from BRS. if they were going to arrive that late why not with pax? 3...
10th Nov 2018, 14:26
Replies: 9
Views: 1,521
Posted By ciderman

Yes, but the wind was forecast to drop and the...

Yes, but the wind was forecast to drop and the aircraft arrived back before the pax on coaches. Who was pulling the strings is my question really?
10th Nov 2018, 13:26
Replies: 9
Views: 1,521
Posted By ciderman

Common sense would indicate that was the easiest...

Common sense would indicate that was the easiest and cheapest way around it but there must be other factors to dictate a bizarre course of action. The aircraft was not doing anything else having...
10th Nov 2018, 11:56
Replies: 9
Views: 1,521
Posted By ciderman

Thinking?

I am trying to get my head around the thinking of the EZY flight from EDI to BRS yesterday evening. There were very strong winds forecast for BRS till about 2100 and the flight was due to land at...
25th Oct 2018, 20:04
Replies: 5
Views: 1,607
Posted By ciderman

Remember Norman well Diesel. D Sqn at the College...

Remember Norman well Diesel. D Sqn at the College of Knowledge. He once went up with Dudley Carvell and came into the crew room and announced that "somebody learned something from that trip and it...
25th Oct 2018, 19:59
Replies: 29
Views: 5,910
Posted By ciderman

Many moons ago I worked for a night freight...

Many moons ago I worked for a night freight outfit. A very explosive job!! I used to drive home at night very tired. I used to pull in at motorway service areas and recline the seats and take a nap,...
22nd Oct 2018, 14:17
Replies: 99
Views: 21,341
Posted By ciderman

Me thinks the fact that Ryanair have referred it...

Me thinks the fact that Ryanair have referred it to the Essex police and not either the Spanish or Irish police is an attempt to kick this into the long grass. The engines were not turning, the...
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Oct 2018, 10:17
Replies: 117
Views: 10,457
Posted By ciderman

I'd watch anything with Keeley Hawes in it!

I'd watch anything with Keeley Hawes in it!
29th Aug 2018, 18:16
Replies: 15
Views: 3,261
Posted By ciderman

They might refund the difference in fare and...

They might refund the difference in fare and charge for bags. Apparently since my daughter booked, prices on this flight have rocketed. Richard Branson plumbing the morality depths and following Mike...
28th Aug 2018, 18:55
Replies: 15
Views: 3,261
Posted By ciderman

Virgin Atlantic

My daughter, son in law and grandson are flying from Boston to Heathrow next Monday night with Virgin. They booked premium economy for the baggage allowance (grandson going to university in UK)....
22nd Jan 2018, 13:04
Replies: 635
Views: 210,153
Posted By ciderman

They have pleaded guilty. Great shame when you...

They have pleaded guilty. Great shame when you consider the number of lives that have been saved in the past. I feel sorry for all concerned.
22nd Dec 2017, 17:58
Replies: 455
Views: 290,780
Posted By ciderman

Feel sorry for the crew but, come on chaps! 8...

Feel sorry for the crew but, come on chaps! 8 hours to shift a commuter jet? Why are the AAIB involved? This is an incident, not an accident. Jobsworth?
17th Aug 2017, 11:35
Replies: 50
Views: 21,467
Posted By ciderman

Thanks Jem. He's not too good at the moment so I...

Thanks Jem. He's not too good at the moment so I am sure all his pals will wish him all the best.
17th Aug 2017, 08:54
Replies: 50
Views: 21,467
Posted By ciderman

Wasn't it camshafts that caused the Hurricane...

Wasn't it camshafts that caused the Hurricane crash many years ago? I think they are like hen's teeth. Friend of mine broke his leg trying to force land it.
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