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Forum: Jet Blast
21st Feb 2019, 14:40
Replies: 97
Views: 7,433
Posted By old,not bold

I drove all over Europe on my UK licence before...

I drove all over Europe on my UK licence before we joined the EEC/EU, whatever it was at the time. Who said we would need an International driving permit in Europe after leaving the EU? Or vice...
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Feb 2019, 10:06
Replies: 30
Views: 3,029
Posted By old,not bold

Hear, hear. Yet another case of clueless civil...

Hear, hear. Yet another case of clueless civil servants and politicians being bamboozled by those who stand to reap huge rewards from a project.

I worked for some years as a consultant on the...
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Feb 2019, 19:06
Replies: 12,635
Views: 8,393,213
Posted By old,not bold

Those of us who have seen Kirkwall will...

Those of us who have seen Kirkwall will understand why the population buy lots of sex toys as a distraction from the environment, as will those who know Southend people and their enjoyment of a good...
9th Feb 2019, 18:56
Replies: 99
Views: 92,566
Posted By old,not bold

Nice to have the AAIB on board, especially with...

Nice to have the AAIB on board, especially with such insight. But did you consider the possibility that all the passengers, seeing the problems the crew were having with gusts, decided to rush...
Forum: Jet Blast
7th Feb 2019, 00:50
Replies: 191
Views: 13,863
Posted By old,not bold

Rather than my list, here's my father's more...

Rather than my list, here's my father's more interesting list, from his RAF logbook, in order of first appearance as P1. He did his ab initio training with a civilian FTS, as did many RAF pilots in...
6th Feb 2019, 18:46
Replies: 1
Views: 624
Posted By old,not bold

I suspect you really mean "Work Experience",...

I suspect you really mean "Work Experience", which is very different from "On the Job Training". OJT is an integral element of a full-time B1 course run by a Part 147-approved MTO. It is arranged...
3rd Feb 2019, 16:13
Replies: 12
Views: 1,486
Posted By old,not bold

They were like that on the Dart-powered F27s as...

They were like that on the Dart-powered F27s as well. OK, on the -400 version, at least. But the Darts on the Herald had pointed props, as I recall.

I always understood that it was to maximise...
Forum: Jet Blast
31st Jan 2019, 18:23
Replies: 22
Views: 2,686
Posted By old,not bold

I'll rephrase my comment. EU nationals, skilled...

I'll rephrase my comment. EU nationals, skilled and from all levels, are leaving the NHS because they fear they will eventually be forced to do that. Regardless of some feeble assurances from...
Forum: Jet Blast
26th Jan 2019, 10:09
Replies: 22
Views: 2,686
Posted By old,not bold

It's not just "junior" doctors; my daughter, a...

It's not just "junior" doctors; my daughter, a Consultant anaesthetist in a large teaching hospital, regularly works for 12 hours without a break except 10 minutes for a coffee between operations. ...
24th Jan 2019, 12:16
Replies: 60
Views: 9,582
Posted By old,not bold

Rumour at the time, fuelled by leaks from Danny...

Rumour at the time, fuelled by leaks from Danny Bernstein's office, said that the price per airframe, c/w 4 engines, full shipset of seats, galley etc, was 60K. Spares were taken and paid for at...
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Jan 2019, 11:09
Replies: 108
Views: 18,432
Posted By old,not bold

I got a curious scam email the other day, does...

I got a curious scam email the other day, does anyone know what it's about?

The subject line was "Hi, I'm Emery Dupler" and the total content was (link corrupted);



the sender address was...
16th Jan 2019, 16:25
Replies: 29
Views: 13,350
Posted By old,not bold

Why? What's surprising?

Why? What's surprising?
15th Jan 2019, 18:26
Replies: 84
Views: 19,281
Posted By old,not bold

, Hmmm....there speaks someone who may not have...

, Hmmm....there speaks someone who may not have sat in a cabin jump seat for 2 ++ hours.

It is not a satisfactory alternative to a proper seat. In the good 'ole days before security and fussy...
14th Jan 2019, 17:08
Replies: 39
Views: 23,670
Posted By old,not bold

I wouldn't get too excited about that; there are...

I wouldn't get too excited about that; there are now, or very soon will be, ETOPS flights which allow up to 7 hours to reach a diversion after losing one engine. (I admit that I'm assuming that...
14th Jan 2019, 15:53
Replies: 84
Views: 19,281
Posted By old,not bold

Yes, well, that's the meaning of "Responsible"...

Yes, well, that's the meaning of "Responsible" that goes with the word you use, "Commander". If no-one on the flight deck knew of the developing situation (unlikely, surely?), it's because the CC...
14th Jan 2019, 15:45
Replies: 37
Views: 9,456
Posted By old,not bold

An upbeat report in today's Times confirms that...

An upbeat report in today's Times confirms that HAV have obtained production approval from CAA.
14th Jan 2019, 15:36
Replies: 12
Views: 8,491
Posted By old,not bold

Looks to me like a change of destination to...

Looks to me like a change of destination to Singapore for some reason while over the Indian Ocean. Fuel due unexpected headwinds? Withdrawal of overflight permission (as per above)?
Forum: Jet Blast
12th Jan 2019, 11:59
Replies: 17,622
Views: 2,180,272
Posted By old,not bold

Just an observation from across the pond; we see...

Just an observation from across the pond; we see the flow of immigrants across the US border with Mexico reducing, and it occurs to me that Mr Trump is achieving his objective of reducing it to nil...
Forum: Jet Blast
11th Jan 2019, 20:07
Replies: 42
Views: 1,834
Posted By old,not bold

Not here it's not. Now sort out the grammar in...

Not here it's not. Now sort out the grammar in that.
11th Jan 2019, 16:07
Replies: 4
Views: 804
Posted By old,not bold

ROTAX Emergency MPD

A UK CAA Emergency MPD (https://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/33/MPD2019001E.pdf) landed in my inbox today.......I was intrigued by the word "possibly" in the sentence;



Are there any aircraft...
11th Jan 2019, 16:03
Replies: 5
Views: 1,277
Posted By old,not bold

My initiation into flying was with Derek Piggott...

My initiation into flying was with Derek Piggott at Lasham in 1958 in a T21; in among every other gem he imparted, he taught us to fly accurately. Careless turns would earn an instant rebuke; "Keep...
10th Jan 2019, 19:22
Replies: 31
Views: 2,987
Posted By old,not bold

I'm sure you're right, it was all a long time ago!

I'm sure you're right, it was all a long time ago!
10th Jan 2019, 17:42
Replies: 31
Views: 2,987
Posted By old,not bold

For those who like their history fleshed out a...

For those who like their history fleshed out a little........

A BAA subsidiary, British Airports International, later Airports UK, took over management of EGTE from Airwork in April 1984. At that...
10th Jan 2019, 17:08
Replies: 12,609
Views: 1,352,531
Posted By old,not bold

On a minor point of order, you don't necessarily...

On a minor point of order, you don't necessarily need pavement to extend a TODA. But if you don't have it, max take-off weight (mass if you must) might be limited by the take-off run (TORA) instead....
9th Jan 2019, 18:44
Replies: 34
Views: 13,890
Posted By old,not bold

DHC4 I was intrigued by your post, and went back...

DHC4 I was intrigued by your post, and went back to the AAIB report to refresh my memory. Page 22 is relevant;
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