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Forum: Tech Log
13th Oct 2019, 22:34
Replies: 14
Views: 2,069
Posted By Nightstop

I’ll always remember my conversion course LPC/OPC...

I’ll always remember my conversion course LPC/OPC on the 737 simulator at Stockley Park LHR, examiner was ex BA with an interesting history I believe. He often wore a cravat and was more interested...
12th Sep 2019, 06:49
Replies: 64
Views: 17,819
Posted By Nightstop

Many years ago I walked out of a Miami Airbus...

Many years ago I walked out of a Miami Airbus A340 course on Day 2 after Virgin Atlantic unilaterally downgraded my course (of 6) from First Officer to Second Officer. I can’t remember if I was...
3rd Sep 2019, 07:35
Replies: 70
Views: 111,557
Posted By Nightstop

What part of their T&C’s don’t you...

What part of their T&C’s don’t you understand?Included in your hand baggage:


One carry-on bag free-of-charge. See below.
One small personal item to be placed under the seat in front of you...
Forum: Tech Log
2nd Sep 2019, 07:31
Replies: 8
Views: 1,920
Posted By Nightstop

A blue light below each LED NAV and Strobe light...

A blue light below each LED NAV and Strobe light monitors the wear of the light. When this light flashes blue, the light replacement should be planned.
Forum: Tech Log
31st Aug 2019, 08:47
Replies: 24
Views: 4,740
Posted By Nightstop

31/20 is a RH of 52.09%, that’s pretty high to...

31/20 is a RH of 52.09%, that’s pretty high to me. “It is what it is”, as the kids say nowadays.
Forum: Tech Log
31st Aug 2019, 07:29
Replies: 24
Views: 4,740
Posted By Nightstop

Misting like that is perfectly normal and occurs...

Misting like that is perfectly normal and occurs when the duct temperatures are turned down to minimum for rapid cooling during high humidity. I avoid it by keeping the duct temperature above minimum...
29th Aug 2019, 06:19
Replies: 41
Views: 22,099
Posted By Nightstop

I too have operated into FNC, for at least 15...

I too have operated into FNC, for at least 15 years on a regular basis. It can be a really nasty place to land safely. I don’t know what the weather was on the day, but even when forecast calm /...
28th Aug 2019, 16:24
Replies: 41
Views: 22,099
Posted By Nightstop

The best we can do here is try to educate the...

The best we can do here is try to educate the ignorant. You never know, they may have enough money to buy their way into the right hand seat one day.
Forum: Questions
28th Aug 2019, 15:58
Replies: 12
Dog
Views: 2,294
Posted By Nightstop

A very good link Wiggy. In anticipation of these...

A very good link Wiggy. In anticipation of these issues, my pooches’ Pet Passports have been transferred from the UK to a rather hot EU Country. They are now able to sniff around whatever tree takes...
28th Aug 2019, 06:33
Replies: 41
Views: 22,099
Posted By Nightstop

If the ECAM could detect pilot incapacitation, it...

If the ECAM could detect pilot incapacitation, it would display LAND ASAP. Are you suggesting we fly onwards for hours with only one conscious pilot?
27th Aug 2019, 07:46
Replies: 41
Views: 22,099
Posted By Nightstop

Yes, FNC is Captain only approach, landing and...

Yes, FNC is Captain only approach, landing and take off. Anyway, medical care is far more comprehensive on the Mainland than Madeira. Incapacitation of a Flight Crew member is a Mayday where I’m...
Forum: Questions
24th Aug 2019, 11:54
Replies: 12
Dog
Views: 2,294
Posted By Nightstop

I once had to offload a KLM Captain and an...

I once had to offload a KLM Captain and an undocumented Labrador puppy, which he was carrying in his holdall. Most upset he was when I told him my Company and DEFRA didn’t allow pet transport from...
24th Aug 2019, 08:14
Replies: 7
Views: 3,538
Posted By Nightstop

REMOVAL OF SMOKE/FUMES is a follow-on procedure...

REMOVAL OF SMOKE/FUMES is a follow-on procedure and depends on whether or not fuel vapours are present. Basically, if NO fuel vapours: CAB FANS OFF, PACK FLOW HI, set LDG ELEV to 10,000’ or MEA-MORA,...
24th Aug 2019, 08:06
Replies: 7
Views: 3,538
Posted By Nightstop

The switching OFF of the CAB FANS is merely to...

The switching OFF of the CAB FANS is merely to prevent smoke from entering the cockpit and cabin. Prior to that, the VENTILATION BLOWER and EXTRACT are selected to OVRD to extract avionics...
23rd Aug 2019, 19:11
Replies: 57
Views: 22,331
Posted By Nightstop

So, what happened to your arrival in the old Pup?...

So, what happened to your arrival in the old Pup? Got lost without FMGC 1 + 2 operative?
23rd Aug 2019, 16:41
Replies: 57
Views: 22,331
Posted By Nightstop

There was indeed a small table with artefacts...

There was indeed a small table with artefacts from Eric’s past and present. The sun was shining and some “old” acquaintances were there for me to chat with. An enjoyable afternoon. Pity I missed the...
Forum: Questions
23rd Aug 2019, 07:04
Replies: 12
Dog
Views: 2,294
Posted By Nightstop

I once met a couple exercising their dog at the...

I once met a couple exercising their dog at the Channel Tunnel pet area Folkstone prior to boarding the car shuttle to Calais. They were in a Taxi going to CDG, from where the dog was being...
15th Aug 2019, 12:02
Replies: 240
Views: 256,018
Posted By Nightstop

Checklist

The Checklist is titled:

EMER Landing ALL ENG FAILURE

It’s on the flip side of laminated cards which are located at the side of each pilot (the front side being the Normal checklists).
...
15th Aug 2019, 08:13
Replies: 240
Views: 256,018
Posted By Nightstop

A lot to do in a very short time

Airbus 320 family procedure in this case is:

APU Start
FLAPS Lever 2
VAPP Determine
SPOILERS ARM
LANDING GEAR DOWN by GRAVITY
BRACE
Touchdown at minimum VS
14th Aug 2019, 16:21
Replies: 20
Views: 7,454
Posted By Nightstop

Ha, Rocket see you there (ETA?). My attendance is...

Ha, Rocket see you there (ETA?). My attendance is confirmed. I’ll be driving in on this occasion, unlike 1972 when I caught the train and bus because I was too young to drive.
28th Jul 2019, 20:28
Replies: 20
Views: 7,454
Posted By Nightstop

Do you remember the Navajo that came down short...

Do you remember the Navajo that came down short of the threshold in the fog around ‘73? My first view of an aircraft wreck, it certainly made an impression on me (as did the Manchester 737 disaster...
Forum: Tech Log
25th Jul 2019, 08:01
Replies: 26
Views: 7,275
Posted By Nightstop

A bit off topic but...Night take off from LGW in...

A bit off topic but...Night take off from LGW in a BAe146, me PF. During gear retraction: “AVIONICS SMOKE” Master Warning. Emergency call from Cabin: “forward galley oven on fire, ceiling above...
22nd Jul 2019, 23:28
Replies: 20
Views: 7,454
Posted By Nightstop

I First Solo’d at SFC in a yellow Condor on my...

I First Solo’d at SFC in a yellow Condor on my 17th Birthday (13th July 1972). 25,000 hours later, still flying. Will be there, I hope!
Forum: Jet Blast
22nd Jul 2019, 12:23
Replies: 48
Views: 8,737
Posted By Nightstop

With respect, your experienced SLF daughter has...

With respect, your experienced SLF daughter has no experience whatsoever of piloting an aircraft into a Cat C airport, anywhere. Just because it appeared to her a bit windy, doesn’t mean the approach...
17th Jul 2019, 08:46
Replies: 12
Views: 4,121
Posted By Nightstop

Sad to come across this news. Enjoyed working...

Sad to come across this news. Enjoyed working with Sue and her boyfriend Simon who whisked her away to NZ.

Originally printed on March 26, 2015 in the Eastern Daily Press.

KIERNANDER SUSAN (nee...
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