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Forum: Jet Blast
4th Jul 2019, 12:25
Replies: 119
Views: 52,829
Posted By alexgreyhead

Christ, what a sad end to a thoroughly sorry...

Christ, what a sad end to a thoroughly sorry tale.

I gather she was subjected to some particularly unpleasant threats - including death threats - from internet trolls.

More reporting over on...
12th Feb 2019, 00:23
Replies: 908
Views: 930,555
Posted By alexgreyhead

Am I right in my interpretation that they will...

Am I right in my interpretation that they will still rely on a single AOA sensor?

It would seem logical at first blush that the only sane fix here for such a critical sensor is to add two more AOA...
13th Jan 2019, 22:30
Replies: 42
Views: 19,314
Posted By alexgreyhead

I could be miles wide of the mark here, but...

I could be miles wide of the mark here, but perhaps the stated 1800 miles equallng 1609km was actually 1000 miles becoming 1609 km...?

/Al

Edit: I'm significantly unimpressed with Etudiant's...
8th Jan 2019, 17:40
Replies: 1,178
Views: 685,621
Posted By alexgreyhead

Nobody ever claimed that flying was an exact...

Nobody ever claimed that flying was an exact science... ;)
8th Jan 2019, 16:55
Replies: 1,178
Views: 685,621
Posted By alexgreyhead

Ta muchly :) Original post updated accordingly.

Ta muchly :) Original post updated accordingly.
8th Jan 2019, 16:51
Replies: 1,178
Views: 685,621
Posted By alexgreyhead

Question BBC News: Heathrow flights suspended 8th Jan at 17:48 due drone sighting

BBC breaking news reporting at https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-46803713

(Apologies if this should be in the existing drone thread or isn't news as such.)
6th Jan 2019, 21:41
Replies: 1,178
Views: 685,621
Posted By alexgreyhead

So, has anybody given an indication of how these...

So, has anybody given an indication of how these systems work? Their level of reliability in doing so? And are they effective against drones which are operating on a pre-programmed GPS-based route?
...
21st Dec 2018, 16:39
Replies: 1,178
Views: 685,621
Posted By alexgreyhead

Beeb reporting the Police have identified...

Beeb reporting the Police have identified "persons of interest": https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-sussex-46649704

Hopefully it'll lead to someone's collar being felt...
7th Sep 2018, 09:37
Replies: 93
Views: 35,605
Posted By alexgreyhead

A little light reading from El Reg to shed some...

A little light reading from El Reg to shed some more light on the issue:

https://www.theregister.co.uk/2018/09/06/british_airways_hacked/
Forum: Jet Blast
30th Aug 2018, 15:22
Replies: 28
Views: 2,197
Posted By alexgreyhead

NATS approves bikini-clad Sadiq Khan balloon to be displayed over London

(Hopefully not a re-post and will raise a smile amongst other members):

Quote a NATS spokesperson: "Following a thorough evaluation, we are satisfied that the balloon [of a bikini-clad Sadiq Khan]...
Forum: North America
5th Jan 2018, 19:20
Forum: Jet Blast
26th Aug 2017, 11:35
Replies: 10
Views: 1,312
Posted By alexgreyhead

Oldest passenger a/c in service - oldest 50 years!

Spotted this and thought it might be of some interest - a 737 flying with a carrier permitted to fly in the UK, too:

http://google.com/newsstand/s/CBIw3u6v-Dk
8th Aug 2017, 07:50
Replies: 11
Views: 2,318
Posted By alexgreyhead

Jumper/coat/other item of clothing between yoke...

Jumper/coat/other item of clothing between yoke and passenger if at all possible - the bolt holding the shoulder strap in the Cessnas I have flown don't look particularly substantial, so I would...
27th Jun 2017, 16:28
Replies: 12
Views: 6,771
Posted By alexgreyhead

Elderly woman delays flight by throwing coins into jet engine for good luck - Indy

Oh :eek:

Elderly woman delays flight by throwing coins into jet engine for good luck | The Independent...
27th May 2017, 13:24
Replies: 634
Views: 261,364
Posted By alexgreyhead

I don't know specifics, but I work for a...

I don't know specifics, but I work for a well-known Australian travel agency in the UK and we use Amadeus - there's been no mention that Amadeus is down for us in any way; the only updates we've...
27th May 2017, 12:19
Replies: 634
Views: 261,364
Posted By alexgreyhead

All Heathrow and Gatwick flights cancelled "until...

All Heathrow and Gatwick flights cancelled "until 6pm" UK time now.

British Airways: Computer problems hit passengers - BBC News (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/live/world-40069977)
7th Mar 2017, 11:55
Replies: 7
Views: 3,996
Posted By alexgreyhead

Saab 340 Bucharest to Birmingham intercepted

RAF jets escort plane to Birmingham airport - BBC News (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-39190527)

Nothing much to see here; just being cautious?
23rd Dec 2016, 10:16
Replies: 10
Views: 8,636
Posted By alexgreyhead

Libyan plane in 'potential hijack' to Malta - PM...

Libyan plane in 'potential hijack' to Malta - PM Muscat - BBC News (http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-38416112)
7th Dec 2016, 17:58
Replies: 17
Views: 2,822
Posted By alexgreyhead

United to start charging some pax for use of overhead lockers?

(Apologies if this isn't the best place for this topic).

Apparently, UA have a plan to increase passengers' options - presumably the new lower-cost class of ticket, plus the cost to use the...
7th Dec 2015, 02:10
Replies: 6
Views: 2,684
Posted By alexgreyhead

Happening to me too on Safari for iOS but not...

Happening to me too on Safari for iOS but not Chrome for iOS.

It is coming from the adverts feeds on the page - it's probably an unscrupulous advertiser - and the best solution is to switch to a...
3rd Oct 2015, 20:59
Replies: 11
Views: 1,591
Posted By alexgreyhead

I had the same; did my RAF flying scholarship at...

I had the same; did my RAF flying scholarship at Manston in 1996. Sue at TG Aviation kindly dug out my records and sent me a new log book with all the hours, registrations and the exercises I'd done...
18th Aug 2015, 23:45
Replies: 92
Views: 95,495
Posted By alexgreyhead

Smile Lots of really good videos here :) Here's my...

Lots of really good videos here :)

Here's my effort - a small camera mounted on the side of my headset. The quality's not perfect and I tend to talk to myself a lot during the flight:
...
2nd Aug 2015, 20:38
Replies: 51
Views: 38,501
Posted By alexgreyhead

Smile Not much if anything to land on 30 degrees either...

Not much if anything to land on 30 degrees either side of the south-westerly climb out from Biggin apart from a big valley full of houses and trees. In the other direction isn't much better, what...
2nd Aug 2015, 12:40
Replies: 358
Views: 210,836
Posted By alexgreyhead

Smile For what little it's worth, I flew from Bembridge...

For what little it's worth, I flew from Bembridge to Elstree via Farnborough in a C-150 on Friday between 1500Z and 1700Z. I experienced plenty of thermal activity along my route between 2,000 and...
1st Aug 2015, 23:20
Replies: 51
Views: 38,501
Posted By alexgreyhead

Unhappy I often see a Spitfire flying around the village...

I often see a Spitfire flying around the village near Biggin where my parents live when I visit. It's a beautiful aircraft to see passing overhead. Very sad to hear this but very glad nobody was hurt.
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