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24th Mar 2014, 20:12
Replies: 11,824
Views: 21,377,246
Posted By nippysweetie

Well, while all the guesswork goes on amongst...

Well, while all the guesswork goes on amongst PPRuners, in Beijing, victims' relatives are quite clear who is to blame for this set of events... 'executioners', if you will. Statement as follows:
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21st Oct 2013, 21:15
Replies: 69
Views: 25,940
Posted By nippysweetie

Converging aircraft means holes are lining up in...

Converging aircraft means holes are lining up in the proverbial cheese. Two aircraft then making incorrect turns to increase rate of convergence is blowing a couple of huge new holes in the cheese. ...
21st Oct 2013, 18:22
Replies: 69
Views: 25,940
Posted By nippysweetie

I suppose two heavy jets mixing up instructions...

I suppose two heavy jets mixing up instructions to turn left or right is fine, as long as they don't mix up instructions to climb or descend when TCAS kicks in.
10th Jul 2013, 21:35
Replies: 2,399
Views: 1,908,613
Posted By nippysweetie

Moving start of runway 300ft 'saved lives' ......

Moving start of runway 300ft 'saved lives' ... (Wall St Journal, paywall alert)
Well, if you ignore the nav aid shutdown at the same time, possibly.

Runway Shift at SFO Might Have Helped Avert...
10th Jul 2013, 19:58
Replies: 2,399
Views: 1,908,613
Posted By nippysweetie

Anyone out there had to do a sim check after...

Anyone out there had to do a sim check after being kept awake to simulate effects of a long-haul shift? I've done car simulations where alcohol was introduced and the results have stayed with me; and...
3rd May 2013, 01:38
Replies: 741
Views: 545,000
Posted By nippysweetie

Snarky though exchanges have been on this thread,...

Snarky though exchanges have been on this thread, I have to say I'm very happy to see these arguments here.
If (allegedly) type-rated aviators can't agree about something as fundamental to safety as...
15th Apr 2013, 01:24
Replies: 975
Views: 474,212
Posted By nippysweetie

One thing we can be sure of is that the aircraft...

One thing we can be sure of is that the aircraft did, indeed, sink. Twice.
15th Apr 2013, 00:21
Replies: 975
Views: 474,212
Posted By nippysweetie

Reuters reporting that co-pilot lost sight of...

Reuters reporting that co-pilot lost sight of runway on finals, captain took controls then they hit 'wall of water' at between 400 and 200ft.

They opted to GA but aircraft 'started to sink...
16th Apr 2012, 19:37
Replies: 138
Views: 101,763
Posted By nippysweetie

15 people taken to hospital after this incident,...

15 people taken to hospital after this incident, according to the local ambulance service. Largely minor injuries but still not an insignificant number.

PS hospital figures are fact, unlike pretty...
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Aug 2011, 22:03
Replies: 167
Views: 18,766
Posted By nippysweetie

'One in four' always takes an 'is'. Think of it...

'One in four' always takes an 'is'. Think of it like this: 'One person (in four) reads this guff'; you'd never say 'One person (in four) read this guff'.
As for singular/plural nouns, it's a matter...
23rd May 2011, 21:52
Replies: 299
Views: 85,791
Posted By nippysweetie

GYS, some early afternoon BA flights affected...

GYS, some early afternoon BA flights affected too. Other airlines monitoring the situation... let's see how the flock react
23rd May 2011, 21:17
Replies: 299
Views: 85,791
Posted By nippysweetie

Well, regardless of what everyone thinks, BA and...

Well, regardless of what everyone thinks, BA and KLM are cancelling flights to Scotland tomorrow
12th Jan 2011, 21:06
Replies: 64
Views: 5,607
Posted By nippysweetie

Deltahotel's perception of risk is one I share...

Deltahotel's perception of risk is one I share and, I would suspect, so do many others.

Given that take-off and landing are by far the riskiest periods of flight, the bulk of the risk associated...
6th Jan 2011, 19:53
Replies: 32
Views: 9,502
Posted By nippysweetie

Indeed it has. And police are playing down TV...

Indeed it has. And police are playing down TV reports that there are more officers at south-east transport hubs.
Forum: Jet Blast
8th Dec 2010, 20:50
Replies: 63
Views: 6,540
Posted By nippysweetie

My favourite was an Irish (I think) broadcaster,...

My favourite was an Irish (I think) broadcaster, given the honour of commentating on a papal visit many years ago. As the pontiff appeared, the commentator recorded the moment beautifully ... as the...
Forum: Jet Blast
8th Dec 2010, 20:27
Replies: 1,604
Views: 212,822
Posted By nippysweetie

As ever, some simple spin keeps the real story in...

As ever, some simple spin keeps the real story in the shadows: and the real story is that so lax was the US security, and so easy was it for so many people to access this stuff, that it's a wonder it...
Forum: Jet Blast
8th Dec 2010, 20:19
Replies: 243
Views: 22,813
Posted By nippysweetie

Lotus Elise... drove through the wilds of Essex...

Lotus Elise... drove through the wilds of Essex sideways - just the camber of the road was enough to make the wee fellow drift, and sidewinds turned it into a yacht. But, like most other machines, if...
11th Oct 2010, 19:55
Replies: 51
Views: 21,555
Posted By nippysweetie

They stopped to refuel then completed the journey...

They stopped to refuel then completed the journey uneventfully. Was gear retracted on second leg? Just asking...
Replies: 1
Views: 838
Posted By nippysweetie

No, more of a wake-up call to the RAF chap by all...

No, more of a wake-up call to the RAF chap by all accounts. Still, wouldn't want to have to explain myself over tea and biscuits even if it was just Cat C, especially as military ops were suspended...
Replies: 1
Views: 838
Posted By nippysweetie

Lancashire Airprox report

Airprox report says Typhoon and DCH-8 came within 400ft of each other over Lancashire on Aug 27.
The near-miss resulted in restrictions on Typhoon flights in the area.
The DCH-8 never made visual...
4th Jan 2010, 19:38
Replies: 3
Views: 1,286
Posted By nippysweetie

BA flight delayed by 'lax security'

BA072 from Muscat via Abu Dhabi was held up after a passenger apparently told the captain that a security officer who should have been watching the hand-luggage monitors was instead chatting on his...
8th Dec 2009, 19:59
Replies: 2,518
Views: 642,024
Posted By nippysweetie

70 jobs to go, making for a very sad Christmas in...

70 jobs to go, making for a very sad Christmas in a lot of homes. Birmingham ATC will pick up some extra airspace. :(
27th Apr 2009, 22:01
Replies: 160
Views: 41,304
Posted By nippysweetie

If you're fatigued, you're more likely to make...

If you're fatigued, you're more likely to make mistakes. If you have alcohol in your system, you're more likely to make mistakes.

If you're fatigued and have alcohol in your system, the risks of a...
15th Feb 2009, 21:53
Replies: 4
Views: 2,027
Posted By nippysweetie

Debris over Texas

FAA is warning of reports of a fireball and other debris in the skies over Texas, possibly linked to the recent satellite prang.
It's a follow-up from their general warning about threat from...
15th Feb 2009, 21:44
Replies: 2,015
Views: 603,386
Posted By nippysweetie

PRELIMINARY investigation indicates autopilot was...

PRELIMINARY investigation indicates autopilot was on when the plane crashed but that has not yet been confirmed by FDR.

Indicator lights showed deicing equipment on the tail, wings and prop seemed...
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