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Forum: Canada
10th Jan 2014, 13:47
Replies: 61
Views: 67,432
Posted By backofthedrag

Quite a number of Brits used to come over each...

Quite a number of Brits used to come over each Winter with the aircraft to do flights for Skyservice ( 7-8 years ago).
It was a reciprocal arrangement with the Skyservice guys bringing aircraft over...
12th Apr 2012, 09:11
Replies: 11
Views: 6,620
Posted By backofthedrag

I did my core course with Alpha, Fleming Way ,...

I did my core course with Alpha, Fleming Way , Gatwick , a couple of years ago.
They contracted in a couple of instructors for us . I think the course was advertised at 3500 and we got it for 2500...
11th Mar 2012, 08:28
Replies: 2
Views: 1,753
Posted By backofthedrag

Onur Air

Rumour that Thomas Cook have contracted Onur Air to do some summer flying from a UK regional airport.
Anyone have any further info?
12th Feb 2012, 14:31
Replies: 4
Views: 3,595
Posted By backofthedrag

Had you had the opportunity to repeat the...

Had you had the opportunity to repeat the approach with this problem a few times you would have become quite adept , I am quite sure . Flying is not natural nor intuitive for most humans - it needs...
9th Feb 2012, 13:47
Replies: 5
Views: 1,991
Posted By backofthedrag

The APU should be kept running , external...

The APU should be kept running , external airconditioning used ( warm ) or the a/c in heated hangar with water drained or water pipes , toilets etc will freeze up. Outflow valves may freeze. The...
9th Feb 2012, 13:42
Replies: 4
Views: 3,595
Posted By backofthedrag

Interesting question. I normally steer clear of...

Interesting question.
I normally steer clear of this forum , as , despite nearly 10,000 hours PIC A320/330 my technical knowledge leaves something to be desired.
However until someone more...
Forum: Tech Log
27th Sep 2011, 13:00
Replies: 58
Views: 20,092
Posted By backofthedrag

Is it possible to stall an Airbus fly-by -wire aircraft in Normal Law ?

If PF has unreliable speed indications and overspeed protection comes in , forcing the nose-up , could the aircraft stall whilst the pilot is pushing stick full down whilst the overspeed protection...
26th Sep 2011, 18:10
Replies: 7
Views: 2,786
Posted By backofthedrag

During the volcanic ash cloud drama , earlier...

During the volcanic ash cloud drama , earlier last year , I was asked to present myself at London Gatwick to travel to Bergamo, near Milan , to rescue an A320.The airspace was closed so we went in a...
Forum: Middle East
13th Jul 2011, 13:47
Replies: 8
Views: 5,251
Posted By backofthedrag

I hear the Turkish DGCA have recently introduced...

I hear the Turkish DGCA have recently introduced a rule that any foreign pilot with less than 500 hours on type must have a Turkish safety pilot until he achieves 500 hours. This , of course ,...
Forum: Tech Log
4th May 2010, 16:18
Replies: 19
Views: 7,622
Posted By backofthedrag

A330 winglets are occasionally damaged whilst...

A330 winglets are occasionally damaged whilst taxiing. The MEL / CDL allows for one to be detached and flown as such . There is no reason to detach the other one for reasons of symmetry .
The...
18th Apr 2010, 11:43
Replies: 3,110
Views: 1,378,020
Posted By backofthedrag

Mark my words. This is gross overkill . The cloud...

Mark my words. This is gross overkill . The cloud will remain. Flights will resume. Nothing will happen .VAAC have their 15 minutes of fame and return to their final salary pensions.
Millions pissed...
7th Apr 2010, 09:35
Replies: 14
Views: 3,179
Posted By backofthedrag

It will be no surprise to TCX that Skyservice...

It will be no surprise to TCX that Skyservice failed as they own Sunquest . The reciprocal arrangement whereby aircraft and crews went from one to the other, with the seasons, cannot now exist , and...
Forum: Tech Log
20th Feb 2010, 15:03
Replies: 11
Views: 3,764
Posted By backofthedrag

Page 11 of 2.04.10 ( REV 41 ) refers to...

Page 11 of 2.04.10 ( REV 41 ) refers to contaminated runways and in my version the Braking Action Good for WET runways ( NOT DRY ) crosswind limit is 29 knots for T/O and 33 for landing.

The 38...
10th Feb 2010, 16:58
Replies: 14
Views: 2,804
Posted By backofthedrag

It was inevitable that this would degenerate into...

It was inevitable that this would degenerate into youngsters wishing the oldies would go away and leave some room.
The present situation where rookies are jobless and owing 140,000 with little...
10th Feb 2010, 16:46
Replies: 19
Views: 5,309
Posted By backofthedrag

Just tell them you didn't inhale. I seem to...

Just tell them you didn't inhale.
I seem to remember someone else getting away with that.
Forum: Freight Dogs
16th Jan 2010, 13:44
Replies: 9
Views: 2,895
Posted By backofthedrag

We had a lovely little night-freight airline in...

We had a lovely little night-freight airline in the 80's using BE20 and BE90 . As PH-SCP says you can trade fuel for load and 1100kg on the BE90 for an hours flight or 1400 kg load on the BE20 for...
Forum: Tech Log
6th Jan 2010, 10:19
Replies: 78
Views: 11,823
Posted By backofthedrag

My understanding is that one may not descend...

My understanding is that one may not descend below the MDA , without visual reference ; therefore the habit of adding 50 feet for a Cat C aircraft will hopefully ensure that in the event of a Go...
17th Dec 2009, 14:48
Replies: 308
Views: 66,694
Posted By backofthedrag

So , the Astraeus link has been severed. Aer...

So , the Astraeus link has been severed. Aer Lingus will now need its own UK AOC to operate from LGW outside the EU.
The Astraeus AOC didn't suit.
A new airline will now operate out of LGW...
18th Nov 2009, 21:12
Replies: 308
Views: 66,694
Posted By backofthedrag

Is there not some irony in a foreign airline...

Is there not some irony in a foreign airline coming to Gatwick and foreign pilots accusing LGW-based English pilots of being scabs taking 'their' jobs.
Presumably the passengers are now 'their'...
13th Nov 2009, 07:15
Replies: 308
Views: 66,694
Posted By backofthedrag

If Astraeus had not been awarded this contract ,...

If Astraeus had not been awarded this contract , someone else would have got it. As has been mentioned before , there were plenty of bidders - many airlines would have just laid off summer-only guys...
11th Nov 2009, 12:06
Replies: 308
Views: 66,694
Posted By backofthedrag

An airline with a new type on their AOC may not...

An airline with a new type on their AOC may not be granted immediate CAT 2/3 privileges in the UK. Aer Lingus would have known that .
Moreover the same goes for ETOPS . Aer Lingus will certainly...
Forum: Tech Log
26th May 2009, 04:11
Replies: 15
Views: 3,020
Posted By backofthedrag

By now , I should know better than to poke my...

By now , I should know better than to poke my nose into this forum without being totally knowledgeable of the subject, however , as you have had no replies yet , I'll try to keep the ball rolling.
...
Forum: Middle East
23rd May 2009, 17:30
Replies: 17
Views: 2,823
Posted By backofthedrag

Landing off an unstable approach is probably...

Landing off an unstable approach is probably nowadays becoming a major threat to safety. My airline requires the aircraft to be stable at 1000' agl . 180 kts at three miles is inside this mark and...
7th May 2009, 07:51
Replies: 5
Views: 3,783
Posted By backofthedrag

Yes, it is.

Yes, it is.
3rd May 2009, 07:54
Replies: 45
Views: 8,856
Posted By backofthedrag

We normally get the final zero fuel weight a few...

We normally get the final zero fuel weight a few minutes after check-in closes - infact we cannot complete fuelling until we have the final ZFW - things are that tight . The final is rarely more...
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