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17th Aug 2022, 14:25
Replies: 18
Views: 535
Posted By Dave Gittins

I am talking about when flying in the USA. I have...

I am talking about when flying in the USA. I have consistently been told that I can log P1 because I flew the aeroplane and hold a license to do so, whether that was a checkout or a BFR.

If I was...
Forum: Jet Blast
15th Aug 2022, 12:57
Replies: 46
Views: 4,828
Posted By Dave Gittins

Dams are fine where water that has rained is...

Dams are fine where water that has rained is stored in big open reservoirs (Lake District Lakes, North Welsh Lakes or Elan Valley Reservoirs) because it's flowed off the impermeable rocky hills and...
15th Aug 2022, 12:48
Replies: 62
Views: 21,014
Posted By Dave Gittins

Is Wizz air unionised ? I wouldn't have thought...

Is Wizz air unionised ? I wouldn't have thought so.
15th Aug 2022, 12:44
Replies: 18
Views: 535
Posted By Dave Gittins

That applies on any occasion where (in the USA) I...

That applies on any occasion where (in the USA) I have a license that entitles me to fly the aeroplane but where I am undertaking a checkout, I get P1 as sole manipulator of the controls and the...
8th Aug 2022, 12:24
Replies: 8
Views: 460
Posted By Dave Gittins

Was forced into using it last Christmas to fly to...

Was forced into using it last Christmas to fly to Denver with BA. It was hardly intuitive but eventually I managed to load our "fit to fly" Covid tests. A few days before flying back from Denver to...
2nd Aug 2022, 13:09
Replies: 33
Views: 7,452
Posted By Dave Gittins

I heard it was some sort of UAV with spinning...

I heard it was some sort of UAV with spinning knife blades.
...
2nd Aug 2022, 13:02
Replies: 27
Views: 10,193
Posted By Dave Gittins

Sounds more like they had a tech issue and either...

Sounds more like they had a tech issue and either wanted some time to troubleshoot or wanted to burn some fuel to avoid an overweight landing.
2nd Aug 2022, 12:37
Replies: 12
Views: 980
Posted By Dave Gittins

They are not telling you it will be on time, they...

They are not telling you it will be on time, they are saying they are PLANNING for it to be on time and at the second they wrote the message did not know of anything to delay it. The reality is that...
20th Jul 2022, 12:14
Replies: 43
Views: 3,701
Posted By Dave Gittins

Great news piece from the Mail, headlined by a...

Great news piece from the Mail, headlined by a photo over a month old.

Panorama last night was no more informative, mostly being shot at LCY where I doubt there is a holiday flight to be had.
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12th Jul 2022, 11:56
6th Jul 2022, 12:03
Replies: 30
Views: 5,320
Posted By Dave Gittins

DRUK .. can confirm from various trips to the USA...

DRUK .. can confirm from various trips to the USA with BA and Norwegian that neither my iPad nor my iPhone can see out of the window on a 787.
22nd Jun 2022, 12:45
Replies: 43
Views: 3,701
Posted By Dave Gittins

Flew into Kos by easyJet from LGW on Thurs 2...

Flew into Kos by easyJet from LGW on Thurs 2 June, 5 minute Q at bag drop, 5 minute Q at security left LGW about 40 mins late. Arrived Kos about 22.30. Short queue for passports to be stamped. No...
Forum: Jet Blast
8th Jun 2022, 16:27
Replies: 71
Views: 7,558
Posted By Dave Gittins

I (and my wife) each have an iPhone. Lightning...

I (and my wife) each have an iPhone. Lightning charging cable. We also have fairly new iPads. USB C charging cable. We have the damn things in various lengths dotted all over our house. Long ones on...
Forum: Jet Blast
30th May 2022, 12:22
Replies: 111
Views: 9,945
Posted By Dave Gittins

Why is uniqueness now required to be "very" ? ...

Why is uniqueness now required to be "very" ? Are there any other sorts ?
Forum: Jet Blast
25th May 2022, 12:12
Replies: 111
Views: 9,945
Posted By Dave Gittins

Why does every sentence today start with " ......

Why does every sentence today start with " ... So". ??

On the original topic, I remember listening to my radio in the 1960s with US Airforce Starlifters saying "MAC 70009; we was, were Woodley at...
18th May 2022, 12:52
Replies: 12
Views: 1,237
Posted By Dave Gittins

In the case of two airports with which I am very...

In the case of two airports with which I am very familiar.

1. Gatwick. There is no separation between departing domestic or departing international. They all go through the same outbound security...
Forum: Cabin Crew
17th May 2022, 12:16
Replies: 3
Views: 1,493
Posted By Dave Gittins

My perspective is that in the US there is much...

My perspective is that in the US there is much more "don't tell me what to do" esp. in respect of masks and telling them they are required by law still provokes a very bad reaction.

In the UK we...
16th May 2022, 12:10
Replies: 32
Views: 12,141
Posted By Dave Gittins

What a sad and tragic affair. I'd hope that my...

What a sad and tragic affair. I'd hope that my 15 or so hours of real and under the hood IMC (always with an instructor) would be enough to allow me to turn 180 and escape intact if I was ever...
28th Apr 2022, 11:55
Replies: 34
Views: 4,515
Posted By Dave Gittins

What a stupid, dangerous waste of money ? what's...

What a stupid, dangerous waste of money ? what's a serviceable 182 worth 50 K ? Don't think the insurers will pay up.
28th Apr 2022, 11:49
Replies: 11
Views: 1,479
Posted By Dave Gittins

I recall one hot summer day at Denver on a TED...

I recall one hot summer day at Denver on a TED A320 (about 12 years ago and I was a pax) with a short turn around, parking at the holding point for 10 mins (after a very long taxi) to let the brakes...
20th Apr 2022, 12:02
Replies: 5
Views: 1,037
Posted By Dave Gittins

Up to about 5 years ago British Airways did their...

Up to about 5 years ago British Airways did their own handling at Gatwick, then they set up Gatwick Ground Services, still owned by BA (who are owned by IAG in Spain) but I suspect the staffing Ts...
19th Apr 2022, 12:31
Replies: 5
Views: 1,037
Posted By Dave Gittins

Agree with David above, the first answer is...

Agree with David above, the first answer is inevitably "no" so you have to be persistent. However to answer your question; normally the airline appoints a handling agent who provides check-in,...
12th Apr 2022, 12:16
Replies: 23
Views: 3,052
Posted By Dave Gittins

.... for a look up on FR 24

.... for a look up on FR 24
12th Apr 2022, 11:59
Replies: 23
Views: 3,052
Posted By Dave Gittins

Dunsfold it ain't otherwise you'[d see 2 x 747...

Dunsfold it ain't otherwise you'[d see 2 x 747 and a VC 10 filling one of the runways.

What did he take it with ? My iPhone or iPad give the GPS location when you take pictures. Assume Android...
7th Apr 2022, 11:48
Replies: 9
Views: 1,378
Posted By Dave Gittins

They can and normally they do, and normally its a...

They can and normally they do, and normally its a slick and stable operation, although staffing doesn't vary on an hourly basis .. However if we are talking about delays and queues now, it's a...
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Apr 2022, 12:21
Replies: 35
Views: 7,573
Posted By Dave Gittins

I still have a tyre (albeit space-saver) in my Q5...

I still have a tyre (albeit space-saver) in my Q5 that I can fit myself in the case of a puncture and I don't go more than a couple of hundred miles from Dorking so am reasonably safe ... However, if...
4th Apr 2022, 13:00
Replies: 21
Views: 7,649
Posted By Dave Gittins

Back in the early 2000 s I worked on the...

Back in the early 2000 s I worked on the construction of the Channel Tunnel Rail Link and held a Personal Track Safety qualification (PTS). That required drug and alcohol screening initially and then...
30th Mar 2022, 12:13
Replies: 14
Views: 8,814
Posted By Dave Gittins

Suppose if you lost the records that say your...

Suppose if you lost the records that say your aeroplane's C of A has been revoked, then you can justifiably say you didn't know.

Equally if the central records of anything were last, you can rely...
24th Mar 2022, 13:26
Replies: 371
Views: 113,305
Posted By Dave Gittins

Couple of weeks ago the "official" exchange rate...

Couple of weeks ago the "official" exchange rate was 1 = 1.20 Euro At Gatwick foreign currency dealers were offering approx. 1 = 0.95 Euro. (buyback was around 1 for 1.50 Euro).

I used my...
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Mar 2022, 13:36
Replies: 748
Views: 93,028
Posted By Dave Gittins

I use wi-fi switches that can be turned on and...

I use wi-fi switches that can be turned on and off with an app or by setting an internal timer. The app works with Alexa as well so can be told to turn them on or off.
16th Mar 2022, 13:28
Replies: 82
Views: 17,337
Posted By Dave Gittins

Jet 2, BA and Virgin have stopped the wearing of...

Jet 2, BA and Virgin have stopped the wearing of mask (unless they are still mandated at the destination.

Heathrow has stopped requiring them to be worn and Gatwick will no longer require them...
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Mar 2022, 13:40
Replies: 127
Views: 15,295
Posted By Dave Gittins

Maybe at some point reducing the numbers of very...

Maybe at some point reducing the numbers of very similar but not quite identical batteries would help. My burglar alarm contacts require a CR 2032 battery and a CR2016 (same diameter but marginally...
14th Mar 2022, 13:04
Replies: 35
Views: 5,255
Posted By Dave Gittins

I wouldn't have any problems with a C-172 or...

I wouldn't have any problems with a C-172 or PA-28 door coming open and indeed during my distant training was taught to open a door during PFLs in case the subsequent arrival distorted the frame and...
9th Mar 2022, 12:48
Replies: 10
Views: 1,614
Posted By Dave Gittins

Did my BFR in Jan 2020 at KFLY with Rudy Welch...

Did my BFR in Jan 2020 at KFLY with Rudy Welch .... he was 93. ... Sadly not with us now.

My "hour with an instructor" in 2021 was with an FI who admitted to 72.
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Mar 2022, 12:46
Replies: 748
Views: 93,028
Posted By Dave Gittins

My 1976 Cortina 2000 E had the same feature (I...

My 1976 Cortina 2000 E had the same feature (I think my earlier 2000 GT did too), snag was leave the indicator in the R or L position when you park it and don't come back for a couple of days you...
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