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17th Jul 2010, 10:09
Replies: 2,279
Views: 293,133
Posted By Desk Jockey

Probably volunteer flight crew!:eek: (It was...

Probably volunteer flight crew!:eek:
(It was pretty windy over the last couple of days, pilots not prone to being caught unawares unless the engines stop without warning, then it takes them a few...
13th Jul 2010, 14:32
Replies: 2,279
Views: 293,133
Posted By Desk Jockey

Not true that a flight cannot make a profit...

Not true that a flight cannot make a profit unless it is full. I pick that up because the issue of posters making things up was raised. I'd hazard a guess that full flights don't always make a profit...
Forum: Cabin Crew
11th Jul 2010, 06:14
Replies: 56
Views: 15,729
Posted By Desk Jockey

I doubt the court said anything of the sort. The...

I doubt the court said anything of the sort. The policy was incorrectly interpreted and applied by the staff and it was the child that should have been moved. A consent order detailing a settlement...
25th Jun 2010, 17:41
Replies: 11
Views: 1,191
Posted By Desk Jockey

Sounds like a good trip, I was going to ask if I...

Sounds like a good trip, I was going to ask if I could carry your bag until I saw the wedding anniversary bit! :eek:
24th Jun 2010, 12:52
Replies: 38
GPS
Views: 3,815
Posted By Desk Jockey

Built mine in 1965 and not progressed much since...

Built mine in 1965 and not progressed much since then but of course I'm only a G7 :E

I did have a play with my GPS once on a trip to the US but not much to look at on a Garmin E Trex! As far as...
24th Jun 2010, 10:06
Replies: 2,279
Views: 293,133
Posted By Desk Jockey

BA will not only recruit internally for new fleet...

BA will not only recruit internally for new fleet will they?
23rd Jun 2010, 22:50
Replies: 38
GPS
Views: 3,815
Posted By Desk Jockey

A bit late to answer that one but essentially...

A bit late to answer that one but essentially electricity is just smoke inside the wiring. This is proved by the fact that if you let the smoke out the circuit stops working.
Best to keep that gps...
23rd Jun 2010, 21:25
Replies: 351
Views: 120,945
Posted By Desk Jockey

Back to school!

FAA AIM

6-3-1. Distress and Urgency Communications
a. A pilot who encounters a distress or urgency condition can obtain assistance simply by contacting the air traffic facility or other agency...
23rd Jun 2010, 18:43
Replies: 2,279
Views: 293,133
Posted By Desk Jockey

It doesn't Direct.gov Refusal of...

It doesn't

Direct.gov

Refusal of employment for trade union membership reasons

In order to start work, no employer or employment agency may require you to:

join a trade union
leave a...
23rd Jun 2010, 12:23
Replies: 70
Views: 26,330
Posted By Desk Jockey

Where is just forward of the centerline? It's...

Where is just forward of the centerline?
It's under the radome with the GS antenna. (On the 737) and most others I'd hazard a guess.
Forum: Tech Log
19th Jun 2010, 12:54
Replies: 154
Views: 28,505
Posted By Desk Jockey

I hope this adds something here. From my types...

I hope this adds something here. From my types you will see I haven't been hands on for a while.
What I was taught in engineering training is that the pusher in the 737 was called a stick nudger and...
16th Jun 2010, 22:10
Replies: 2,279
Views: 293,133
Posted By Desk Jockey

Wow, 2 posts that I know something about. You...

Wow, 2 posts that I know something about.
You can be sure that BA security will be taking a close interest in any interference with aircraft safety systems using relevant security devices.
And I'm...
16th Jun 2010, 08:04
Replies: 7
Views: 2,315
Posted By Desk Jockey

When newer engineers than me asked me about a...

When newer engineers than me asked me about a defect found on inspection and what should they do about it my answer would be to write it up and then we would work out if it it servicable or not and...
15th Jun 2010, 12:39
Replies: 2,279
Views: 293,133
Posted By Desk Jockey

This wasn't during a strike but to cope with day...

This wasn't during a strike but to cope with day to day disruption. With poor training. On your days off. I did say not as cabin crew. Managers in BA aren't what you would expect in other industries...
15th Jun 2010, 11:53
Replies: 2,279
Views: 293,133
Posted By Desk Jockey

From the cc thread.

:cool: On the cabin crew forum one comment was about volunteer cabin crew...
...Willie Walsh can't make these union oriented individuals volunteer. They have decided to do it themselves...
That may...
14th Jun 2010, 12:48
Replies: 28
Views: 7,665
Posted By Desk Jockey

Really? I wouldn't bank on it. I'd expect him to...

Really? I wouldn't bank on it. I'd expect him to be expert in aviation law and interview procedures whether he was and ex pilot or ex CID and have been given plenty of opportunity to gain flying...
12th May 2010, 18:30
Replies: 1,543
Views: 763,218
Posted By Desk Jockey

Nice to see in the video how the person who had...

Nice to see in the video how the person who had hold of the cvr/fdr gave it a sharp technical tap on the ground....:ugh:
8th Apr 2010, 20:10
Replies: 3,239
Views: 968,595
Posted By Desk Jockey

I seem to remember that on early retirement or...

I seem to remember that on early retirement or voluntary severance as BA call it you sign to say that you will not take any legal action against BA. Don't know if this would actually stand up to...
7th Apr 2010, 20:15
Replies: 3,239
Views: 968,595
Posted By Desk Jockey

I read Pete and Marias book within a couple of...

I read Pete and Marias book within a couple of days of getting it. I'ts not a happy read and sadly I wasn't surprised at much of the contents with respect to BA's actions. It's a very personal...
7th Apr 2010, 20:07
Replies: 3,239
Views: 968,595
Posted By Desk Jockey

It isn't the first time that someone in BA has...

It isn't the first time that someone in BA has made a misrepresentation of an aircraft accident to make a training point. Twice I have had to pull a trainer up for it. On one occasion they would have...
Forum: Tech Log
4th Apr 2010, 18:24
Replies: 3
Views: 1,989
Posted By Desk Jockey

It's 5 years old. receivers of a type that went...

It's 5 years old. receivers of a type that went to sleep were modified.
Forum: Cabin Crew
31st Mar 2010, 09:56
Replies: 5,357
Views: 1,869,098
Posted By Desk Jockey

Test Post

Some unexpected code in that link and it didn't work.

This did YouTube - british airways commercial alternative (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wp_hzrB_FI4)

Good on you all keeping things...
Forum: Tech Log
5th Mar 2010, 21:48
Replies: 15
Views: 7,174
Posted By Desk Jockey

Sorry minor side step - Wasn't it re calibration...

Sorry minor side step - Wasn't it re calibration (maintanence miss-rigging)of the trim wheel settings that led to the violent aerobatics on the Ezy 737 test flight over the east coast last year?...
Forum: Tech Log
5th Mar 2010, 21:41
Replies: 15
Views: 7,174
Posted By Desk Jockey

From memory because I don't have access to maint...

From memory because I don't have access to maint manuals anymore and the loft was groaning under the weight of course notes. The mechanical trim wheel turns a chain which under the pedestal...
Forum: Tech Log
5th Mar 2010, 19:59
Replies: 15
Views: 7,174
Posted By Desk Jockey

The Boeing 737 Technical Site...

The Boeing 737 Technical Site (http://www.b737.org.uk/flightcontrols.htm#Stab_Trim)

Hope it works.

Fold the handle back next time! :ok:
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