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1st Nov 2020, 17:31
Replies: 27
Views: 11,747
Posted By Magplug

I have seen this several times. The first I...

I have seen this several times. The first I recall was in the cruise near Pula during the problems in the Balkans circa 1993. The track/groundspeed suddenly increased illogically and the position...
13th Aug 2020, 10:58
Replies: 55
Views: 19,000
Posted By Magplug

@infrequentflyer789.... Do you consider your...

@infrequentflyer789.... Do you consider your personal medical needs and the baggage you need to cart them around override the safe and timely evacuation of the other 200+ passengers? A passenger that...
7th Aug 2020, 12:07
Replies: 55
Views: 19,000
Posted By Magplug

The only way to stop passengers evacuating with...

The only way to stop passengers evacuating with their carry-on baggage is to make them check it in. The majority of airlines now offer 'Hand-baggage only' fares so the consumer thinks he can get a...
1st Jun 2020, 09:52
Replies: 1,977
Views: 1,586,325
Posted By Magplug

The need to find someone to blame for one's own...

The need to find someone to blame for one's own troubles is very familiar........... It's rather like being married!

Formerly nationalised industries have long since seen a major slimming down on...
27th May 2020, 12:06
Replies: 1,657
Views: 2,643,529
Posted By Magplug

@A37575.... The answer to that question works...

@A37575.... The answer to that question works from either seat. Hint - Tip - Take Control. The most important inter-personal skill of an FO is appropriate assertiveness. If you see it is going to...
26th May 2020, 10:23
Replies: 1,657
Views: 2,643,529
Posted By Magplug

My money says the FDR will show the aircraft to...

My money says the FDR will show the aircraft to have been entirely serviceable up to the point where the engines first scraped the runway. We can however expect no end of 'Smoke & Mirrors' from the...
23rd May 2020, 18:03
Replies: 1,657
Views: 2,643,529
Posted By Magplug

That was reported by one of the airline execs. on...

That was reported by one of the airline execs. on interview. Perhaps he was referring to the last major service.
23rd May 2020, 17:38
Replies: 1,657
Views: 2,643,529
Posted By Magplug

If there was a gear problem prior to the start of...

If there was a gear problem prior to the start of the first approach ATC would have been informed and the aircraft would have held while the cabin was secured for a full emergency landing. Survivors...
30th Mar 2020, 16:55
Replies: 19
Views: 7,369
Posted By Magplug

And how would they help exactly? With no medical...

And how would they help exactly? With no medical training of any sort I guess they could be porters?

As a 'critical' transport worker I am told I must stay healthy so that I can fly all those...
16th Feb 2020, 17:02
Replies: 69
Views: 154,158
Posted By Magplug

The problem with buying fleets of huge...

The problem with buying fleets of huge aeroplanes..... that you then fly around half empty..... is that they are a real PITA to land when it's windy!

It is soooo much easier when you have a full...
15th Feb 2020, 16:57
Replies: 6
Views: 8,304
Posted By Magplug

It is standard practice to tow aircraft with the...

It is standard practice to tow aircraft with the flight deck unmanned. The accident you witness in the video has happened many times often when towing downhill on a slight incline. The aircraft has...
14th Feb 2020, 14:57
Replies: 251
Views: 98,945
Posted By Magplug

"Put on lockdown".... "Quarantined on the...

"Put on lockdown".... "Quarantined on the runway"...... All very dramatic hot air that the Daily Mail relies on to sell newspapers. Shame that they don't indulge in some quality journalism.
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11th Dec 2019, 17:08
Replies: 57
Views: 68,682
Posted By Magplug

Not much point in painting a yellow centreline on...

Not much point in painting a yellow centreline on that RET if pilots don't follow it.

Looks like someone was taking the 'racing line' hugging the RH edge of the RET for a quick right turn down...
11th Nov 2019, 22:10
Replies: 211
Views: 139,146
Posted By Magplug

British Airways is like most multinationals. The...

British Airways is like most multinationals. The will say the right thing... then do their own thing.

Fuel tankering will continue until the regulator makes it illegal...... at which point we will...
10th Oct 2019, 11:29
Replies: 156
Views: 101,822
Posted By Magplug

Into JFK on the 744 pretty much all pilots will...

Into JFK on the 744 pretty much all pilots will use max Flap (30) and Autobrake 4 due to the short runways. (Anything below 2500m is short!) That gives a vRef +5 of around 140kts on final.

In...
9th Oct 2019, 10:05
Replies: 156
Views: 101,822
Posted By Magplug

Cactus.... I don't think you will convince...

Cactus.... I don't think you will convince PukinDog.... 12 posts this thread so far and still hatin' the Brits.
7th Oct 2019, 14:31
Replies: 156
Views: 101,822
Posted By Magplug

Amen to that. I don't know about looking for...

Amen to that.

I don't know about looking for a fight.... but I'll bet the approach brief included "They are gonna to ask us to do final speeds that we simply can't do... How are we gonna deal with...
6th Oct 2019, 16:52
Replies: 156
Views: 101,822
Posted By Magplug

.....Somebody please remind me to stop...

.....Somebody please remind me to stop complimenting Texans controllers :oh:
6th Oct 2019, 15:42
Replies: 156
Views: 101,822
Posted By Magplug

This has nothing to do with 'My airport has more...

This has nothing to do with 'My airport has more movements than yours'. Most pilots only get to operate within their own continent but as a long-hauler I hear controllers communicating professionally...
5th Oct 2019, 15:37
Replies: 156
Views: 101,822
Posted By Magplug

@ASRAMTOO... Not an FAA rule. It is the Foreign...

@ASRAMTOO... Not an FAA rule. It is the Foreign Aviation Authorities who do not permit their operators to participate. FAA LAHSO Order...
5th Oct 2019, 15:05
Replies: 156
Views: 101,822
Posted By Magplug

As a worldwide operator and regular visitor to...

As a worldwide operator and regular visitor to JFK controllers are probably the rudest, most belligerent in the world. They shout at aircraft who don't understand their machine-gun like...
11th Sep 2019, 13:51
Replies: 81
Views: 90,200
Posted By Magplug

Apparently the spin given by the BA management...

Apparently the spin given by the BA management easily persuades some simpletons here. The average salary of a BA pilot is 160k p/a! Really!!! Therefore anyone that gets paid more than me is an...
27th Aug 2019, 11:08
Replies: 81
Views: 90,200
Posted By Magplug

British Airways Centenary Becomes A PR Nightmare

Martin Rivers at Forbes Magazine rather neatly encapsulates the current problems at British Airways......


Read the full article here...
6th Aug 2019, 12:21
Replies: 121
Views: 98,552
Posted By Magplug

Airlines want to make all their baggage loaders...

Airlines want to make all their baggage loaders redundant so they discourage their passengers from bringing checked baggage on by: 1) promising generous cabin bag allowances and 2) charging for hold...
18th Jun 2019, 11:18
Replies: 68
Views: 56,915
Posted By Magplug

In a big aircraft, when you land that far beyond...

In a big aircraft, when you land that far beyond the touchdown zone..... The fact that you have reversers (or not) is quite often academic
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