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17th Apr 2009, 05:01
Replies: 3
Views: 643
Posted By eight16kreug


Attention Deficit Disorder keeps your mind and attention moving around everywhere. I always thought one had to have ADD in order to pass initial flight training. And then there was this pilot who...
26th Sep 2008, 19:52
Replies: 179
Views: 26,507
Posted By eight16kreug

Aahh Nostalgia

There was a time when I did the 360 to check if all the plane's parts were still where they should be. Now when I do the walk around, it's to say "hi" "how's it going" to the loaders, gas man,...
25th Aug 2008, 02:56
Replies: 83
Views: 11,541
Posted By eight16kreug

The Score

Scoring by team is an insufficient analytical tool if our intent is to find causes and institute reforms. Given the setting and the prevailing cultures, a score by initial training might be...
14th Aug 2008, 15:59
Replies: 71
Views: 13,372
Posted By eight16kreug

Re learning

So what does an MPL pilot relearn? How to sort the FM's? Seat of the pants experience (whether one has seen the horizon upside down or not) still counts for something in my flight deck.:)
1st Aug 2008, 22:04
Replies: 1,109
Views: 327,474
Posted By eight16kreug

While we're at it




by the way, girlfriend does!
Forum: Tech Log
29th May 2008, 06:32
Replies: 114
Views: 10,128
Posted By eight16kreug

Call Outs

Old Airbus callouts: Flaps One. Speed Check, flaps one, selected. Indicating.

Current callouts. Flaps one. Speed Check, Flaps one.

I think the trend is towards less callouts.
Forum: Tech Log
22nd Apr 2008, 01:52
Replies: 21
Views: 1,863
Posted By eight16kreug

When Johannes Kepler was formulating his...

When Johannes Kepler was formulating his eponymous laws of planetary motion (17th century Astronomia nova, Harmonices Mundi) there was no clear distinction between astronomy and astrology. But there...
25th Feb 2008, 18:53
Replies: 310
Views: 105,725
Posted By eight16kreug

Mergers, outsourcing, castrated ALPAS, fully...

Mergers, outsourcing, castrated ALPAS, fully configured one zero miles out, big brother FOMS, it is a whole new world. Call it professionalism or nanny like, flying is no longer fun. I can't blame...
Forum: Tech Log
20th Feb 2008, 14:51
Replies: 32
Views: 6,198
Posted By eight16kreug

EAI is anti-ice so I agree it's a belt and...

EAI is anti-ice so I agree it's a belt and suspenders thing. You asked for plus 1,000 kg fuel anyway, why not turn those heaters on? You don't want the ice until it's for the scotch at the hotel...
Forum: Tech Log
20th Feb 2008, 14:25
Replies: 9
Views: 6,867
Posted By eight16kreug

Using the French way of thinking and the Airbus...

Using the French way of thinking and the Airbus philosophy on ECAM and QRH use, gears down with doors, after a manual extension, would be the most penalizing, thus fuel flow times 2.8 for planning. ...
Forum: Tech Log
20th Feb 2008, 13:47
Replies: 9
Views: 1,593
Posted By eight16kreug

impact on CG

Methinks there should be no significant impact. Remember that the estimated weights for FDC, CC, and SLF for loadsheet computations are largely unrealistic anyway. Pursers know how to balance the...
15th Jan 2008, 10:02
Replies: 1,195
Views: 249,342
Posted By eight16kreug


"He said the FAA evaluation would even help ATO push for pending legislation to turn the ATO into an authority, enjoying fiscal autonomy from government. The bill creating a Philippine Civil Aviation...
Forum: Tech Log
5th Dec 2007, 08:46
Replies: 21
Views: 3,277
Posted By eight16kreug

Monitored all the way

When I flew right seat in an airline with Monitored Approach procedures, what usually happened was that the CAPT called "Runway" and the Handling Non-Landing Pilot (me) looked up, said "Confirmed"...
Forum: Tech Log
2nd Dec 2007, 00:43
Replies: 6
Views: 1,534
Posted By eight16kreug

Page 1 (1.70.80 P1) GENERAL has ENG MAN...

Page 1 (1.70.80 P1) GENERAL has

ENG MAN START and ENG 1(2) ANTI ICE pushbuttons as inputs to the

Engine Interface Unit (EIU) which controls

ECU and FADEC which contols the igniters.
Forum: Tech Log
23rd Nov 2007, 12:43
Replies: 28
Views: 6,493
Posted By eight16kreug

Smoking in the cockpit

Ask any guy who came up from a neanderthal cockpit and Mr Airbus' cockpit is heaven if just for the airconditioning.

As an aside, how do you keep the smoke/smell from getting into the pax...
Forum: Tech Log
23rd Nov 2007, 11:48
Replies: 42
Views: 5,005
Posted By eight16kreug

Radar As Required

Flying in the Asia Pacific region, WX radar is ALWAYS required, even off the monsoon season. Bad enough there exists something called CAT, why diminish pilot info by switching the thing to off or...
20th Nov 2007, 12:45
Replies: 548
Views: 465,455
Posted By eight16kreug

Nigel, old boy, I think we've hit a bloody wall. ...

Nigel, old boy, I think we've hit a bloody wall.
You don't say. I do believe it's time to get off.
Oh by the way, just keep that engine running, we could use the run data.


Pilots HAVE to...
Forum: Tech Log
17th Nov 2007, 23:37
Replies: 48
Views: 6,350
Posted By eight16kreug

Pay Time

A full ILS approach adds about seven minutes to a straight in visual. Think of all the wasted time, fuel, money for the company. But also think of all the additional pay time for the pilots.
13th Nov 2007, 05:49
Replies: 55
Views: 24,404
Posted By eight16kreug


Sometimes the regulations world has to be protected from the real world, hence their "unexpected" fatigue call. LH flyers in the real world know that fatigue IS expected.

Maybe Sting should...
13th Nov 2007, 05:23
Replies: 9
Views: 3,243
Posted By eight16kreug

It helps

It's their airspace. If they want to call 37,100 feet as 11,300 metres so be it. The difference will never be more than 30 metres anyway. Way below TCAS threshhold. :)

Better to be dealing with...
4th Nov 2007, 00:04
Replies: 60
Views: 7,530
Posted By eight16kreug

morally vapid individuals who navel gaze while...

morally vapid individuals who navel gaze while undergoing a tim bamber prophylaxis should not be docked 1% tax refund or not:)
3rd Nov 2007, 23:13
Replies: 55
Views: 24,404
Posted By eight16kreug

Asian Airline

We have a bloke who used to fly with an asian airline. Their longhaul procedure was to tell the Captain at 10,000 that it was now okay for him to hit the bunk while they took care of things. The FO...
2nd Nov 2007, 16:49
Replies: 84
Views: 33,420
Posted By eight16kreug

Just keep in mind guys that they cannot fire you....

Just keep in mind guys that they cannot fire you. Slaves have to be sold.:)
2nd Nov 2007, 14:33
Replies: 55
Views: 24,404
Posted By eight16kreug

Not all aircraft have this wake up call feature. ...

Not all aircraft have this wake up call feature. But all do have CC's and all the PIC has to do is set the call during the briefing or at anytime using the interphone.

It happens to the best...
Forum: Jet Blast
2nd Nov 2007, 12:41
Replies: 8
Views: 1,514
Posted By eight16kreug

Kinda reminds you why you should never get on the...

Kinda reminds you why you should never get on the bad side of the Cabin Crew...
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