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Forum: Tech Log
2nd Nov 2019, 21:20
Replies: 73
Views: 12,998
Posted By BARKINGMAD

Going Down.

At 20W over the wet bits I don’t think I’d be trying to do the maths on this one, thoughtful formulae kindly provided from this thread!

I’d be hoping all the ETOPS fiction dreamt up by the...
30th Oct 2019, 21:35
Replies: 75
Views: 34,599
Posted By BARKINGMAD

Post 9/11 I would hope the pax would be grateful...

Post 9/11 I would hope the pax would be grateful even if they knew they were on the receiving end of the ‘pickle’ button?
30th Oct 2019, 21:00
Replies: 75
Views: 34,599
Posted By BARKINGMAD

Yes Please!!

In the days of DanAir criscrossing the North Sea it was not unusual to be asked by civilian ATC whether we would be happy to be intercepted for practice by the RAF which existed then.

Rarely...
Forum: Tech Log
28th Oct 2019, 21:48
Replies: 73
Views: 12,998
Posted By BARKINGMAD

Engine fire as a result of IFSD??

Doesn’t that put an end to 180 & 240 minutes ETOPS then in the event of IFSD?

Let alone continuing on 3 of 4 assuming adequate terrain clearance when the next one fails?

I’ve been P2 on 6...
28th Oct 2019, 10:52
Replies: 8
Views: 12,735
Posted By BARKINGMAD

INAPPROPRIATE ADVERTISING

How tasteless to have an advert for Per-Paid Funeral Plans immediately after the initial posting on this thread!!

C’mon mods, sharpen up!! You’re very good at Pruning posters with whom you...
17th Oct 2019, 21:46
Replies: 4,656
Views: 4,168,682
Posted By BARKINGMAD

Shackleton AoA Test Flight Crash

Nevillestyke, was that the Foolow, Derbyshire accident in 1956?

Regardless I’m sorry to hear you lost a relative in a ‘Shack’ accident, I hope my posting has not caused distress.
17th Oct 2019, 20:56
Replies: 80
Views: 39,983
Posted By BARKINGMAD

RVSM “prohibition”.

Thanks for the replies from enthusiastic handflyers!

I still want to know if anyone has heard of a RVSM restriction by EU or western European airlines on hand flying above FL240?

I hope it was...
16th Oct 2019, 22:25
Replies: 4,656
Views: 4,168,682
Posted By BARKINGMAD

Just out of interest, Mr Avro fitted an AoA...

Just out of interest, Mr Avro fitted an AoA indicator to the 1940s designed Shackleton, in service until the early 90s.

Yet Mr Boeing was quoting tens of thousands of dollars to fit similar to the...
16th Oct 2019, 21:59
Replies: 80
Views: 39,983
Posted By BARKINGMAD

RVSM

Well that stopped the conversation?!
C’mon skygods of Europe, why don’t you ‘fess up that few if any have handflown the ‘frame at max cruise AUW at optimum/max altitude?
And can someone please...
14th Oct 2019, 21:04
Replies: 80
Views: 39,983
Posted By BARKINGMAD

Definition.

If none of the flight deck operatives have actually hand flown their craft at max AUW for the cruise altitude then are they really qualified so to do?

If experienced pre-RVSM skipper is in the...
13th Oct 2019, 18:45
Replies: 80
Views: 39,983
Posted By BARKINGMAD

RVSM

How many of today’s pilots have actually hand flown their ‘frame at cruise altitude at max AUW for that level?

Since RVSM the practice has been discouraged or downright forbidden so when the...
10th Oct 2019, 19:19
Replies: 2
Views: 1,471
Posted By BARKINGMAD

Check your PMs Grump?

Check your PMs Grump?
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Oct 2019, 09:19
Replies: 4,350
Views: 672,919
Posted By BARKINGMAD

EU throws Johnson a lifeline? It might look...

EU throws Johnson a lifeline?

It might look good as he flounders in the deep water but imagine his expression when he realises on catching it that it’s the end of a heavy chain..........
2nd Oct 2019, 19:54
Replies: 357
Views: 462,455
Posted By BARKINGMAD

Costcutting Outsourcing Strikes Again Perhaps?

Is there any connection (no pun intended!) between these parts and the structural parts dating from around the millenium supplied by a sub-contractor & supposedly made using computer guided tools?
...
6th Sep 2019, 09:11
Replies: 82
Views: 88,630
Posted By BARKINGMAD

SUGGESTED READING.

Start with reading the book and/or watching the film;
...
22nd Apr 2019, 21:33
Replies: 22
Views: 12,377
Posted By BARKINGMAD

Topic Going Back Nearly 2 Decades.

[QUOTE=Arydberg;10453267]I happened on this video and think it deserves a look.

Was this what you were after?
...
3rd Apr 2019, 09:54
Replies: 921
Views: 2,164,615
Posted By BARKINGMAD

HR rules, k o?

I wonder how many competent 73NG captains were rejected by Jet2 HR department due to the Compass Test farce?

I know of at least several ex-XL candidates who were OK'd by pilot interviewers but...
1st Apr 2019, 20:01
Replies: 30
Views: 19,346
Posted By BARKINGMAD

Despair never far away.

First-class gold-plated essay, Glofish.

Pity it's hidden away here rather than in national media.

Maybe worthwhile hawking it around the responsible mainstream press and getting wider...
Forum: Jet Blast
20th Dec 2018, 22:22
Replies: 348
Views: 45,872
Posted By BARKINGMAD

HOPELESS AND OPINIONATED RANT: The...

HOPELESS AND OPINIONATED RANT:

The responsibility for this disaster lies with the 650 drones in the House of Commons who are currently performing their Christmas panto entitled "Carry on Brexit"....
20th Dec 2018, 20:59
Replies: 0
Views: 944
Posted By BARKINGMAD

MASTER ENG DAVE DRINKWATER RIP

In case anyone is unaware, the sad news about Dave and his funeral details can be accessed in the Military Aviation section.
20th Dec 2018, 20:47
Replies: 8
Views: 2,832
Posted By BARKINGMAD

The term "gentleman" is the first word by way of...

The term "gentleman" is the first word by way of description when I thought about Dave D.

Having spent some time in the company of the green growbag population Dave stood out as one of the few who...
Forum: Jet Blast
8th Nov 2018, 13:07
Replies: 67
Views: 6,563
Posted By BARKINGMAD

" Is starting a steam locomotive harder than...

" Is starting a steam locomotive harder than starting a jet engine? They were pretty smart back in the day. "

To return to the OP's question, try the book "Train Driver's Manual", edited by Colin...
8th Nov 2018, 12:42
Replies: 92
Views: 50,603
Posted By BARKINGMAD

Before "happy hollow" closes down and becomes a...

Before "happy hollow" closes down and becomes a housing estate is there any enthusiasm for a reunion for those sadistic instructors at the station?

One of the happiest tours for me and my...
8th Nov 2018, 12:22
Replies: 40
Views: 14,320
Posted By BARKINGMAD

Here in the Northern Hemisphere it's once again...

Here in the Northern Hemisphere it's once again time for hoary old chestnuts:

https://www.pprune.org/tech-log/599762-737-runway-overruns.html

Aaaah that warm wet sense of security with Vref+20...
Forum: Tech Log
7th Nov 2018, 21:38
Replies: 12
Views: 2,945
Posted By BARKINGMAD

POSTED 4 YEARS AGO BY B M. A little thinking...

POSTED 4 YEARS AGO BY B M.

A little thinking outside the TRIs box and the cabin alt/diff guage is soooh easy to interpret!

It reads like a clock, 12 o'clock on the ground at sea level airports....
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