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14th Jul 2019, 14:25
Replies: 10
Views: 1,635
Posted By cessnapete

Because in the UK we still have an system...

Because in the UK we still have an system designed for old piston airliner E\O performance. Whatever is the reason for Class A above 2500ft between LHR and LGW?? A perfect set up for GA...
14th Jul 2019, 08:55
Replies: 86
Views: 23,856
Posted By cessnapete

Odd situation that ATC sets the PIC operational...

Odd situation that ATC sets the PIC operational limits, 30kt Xwind should be routine in today’s airliners.
Although same situation some years ago, operating into Syd with B744. SYD ATC mandated the...
7th Jul 2019, 09:57
Replies: 84
Views: 30,993
Posted By cessnapete

With large yaw excursions due to the...

With large yaw excursions due to the uncoordinated power changes too.
The extended period of roll excursions which the crew appeared unable to mitigate, during the relatively recent Airbus Wind...
7th Jul 2019, 09:01
Replies: 84
Views: 30,993
Posted By cessnapete

As the normal definition of manual handling is...

As the normal definition of manual handling is "Manually controlling the Flightpath and Speed of the aircraft" BA crews never practice manual/non FD flying, during normal route flying.
Its all OK...
6th Jul 2019, 17:20
Replies: 143
Views: 80,048
Posted By cessnapete

Cucuotto Rubbish, it's the lack of screening...

Cucuotto
Rubbish, it's the lack of screening and training that counts, not 1500 hours in for example GA.
British Airways and several European airlines, Easyjet for example, have recruited 250 +...
6th Jul 2019, 17:06
Replies: 84
Views: 30,993
Posted By cessnapete

Not in BA. SOP dictates Autothrust must remain on...

Not in BA. SOP dictates Autothrust must remain on at all times, on all types, even when manual handling. (Except B744 where the SOP remains Manual Handing, AP out AT off)
29th Jun 2019, 09:23
Replies: 6,511
Views: 5,393,585
Posted By cessnapete

Correct, an interim measure in times of high...

Correct, an interim measure in times of high recruitment when there is not enough Line Training capacity. BA do not have a Policy of employing semi permanent Cruise only, partially trained SOs.
29th Jun 2019, 07:50
Replies: 6,511
Views: 5,393,585
Posted By cessnapete

BA don’t do “SOs”. On joining all copilots are...

BA don’t do “SOs”. On joining all copilots are fully trained and qualified as RHS for two crew ops. As Wiggy says many LH trips on 777/787/744/ and a few on A380 are operated with two crew. For a...
27th Jun 2019, 07:32
Replies: 89
Views: 90,202
Posted By cessnapete

A couple on A380.

A couple on A380.
23rd Jun 2019, 16:54
Replies: 68
Views: 51,365
Posted By cessnapete

Nearly correct Beagle! on my Command Course at...

Nearly correct Beagle! on my Command Course at Prestwick I had 29 landings, a real cross country for a final Route Check. Prestwick -Newcastle diverted to Shannon due “disruptive pax” with engine...
20th Jun 2019, 09:02
Replies: 1,244
Views: 935,284
Posted By cessnapete

I can assure you it’s not all “party central” in...

I can assure you it’s not all “party central” in Virgin!
A friend of mine, he is with VS on the Airbus, sometimes does 5 Atlantic crossings, mostly night-stops a month. Occasionally with a Sim...
17th Jun 2019, 21:42
Replies: 1,423
Views: 1,029,449
Posted By cessnapete

Fly Aiprt

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Not sure what aviation experience you have. All aircraft reduce from Take Off power early in the climb out. Reducing power does not produce a massive Pitch Down event that you imply. Any small...
17th Jun 2019, 14:52
Replies: 1,423
Views: 1,029,449
Posted By cessnapete

The fact that full power was left selected after...

The fact that full power was left selected after takeoff doesn't seem to ba a noticeable comment on theses pages.
Surely the Flight Crews error in leaving TOGA Power set throughout the entire flight...
14th Jun 2019, 06:32
Replies: 18
Views: 2,406
Posted By cessnapete

Wow, didn’t know Richmond was that busy, not...

Wow, didn’t know Richmond was that busy, not accommodating visitors. We obviously have a more enlightened RAF over here. With at the most 24 hrs PPR and sometimes evidence of your required insurance...
10th Jun 2019, 12:40
Replies: 12
Views: 2,645
Posted By cessnapete

I have found UK Border Force very accommodation...

I have found UK Border Force very accommodation re "non standard" GAR operations out of our small airstrip.
Last year I took a Korean National together, with 2 EU Passport Holders on a night stop to...
8th Jun 2019, 17:31
Replies: 6
Views: 2,969
Posted By cessnapete

Yes,if the aircraft has IFR avionics and the crew...

Yes,if the aircraft has IFR avionics and the crew an IR, no problem. Although on the Continent, France for instance, you can fly VFR in Airways, with suitable weather. Recently Cannes in a C182 VFR....
30th May 2019, 09:23
Replies: 39
Views: 13,679
Posted By cessnapete

Wow, I hope the other cylinders were in better...

Wow, I hope the other cylinders were in better shape than that one on departure UK!
30th May 2019, 09:12
Replies: 48
Views: 9,001
Posted By cessnapete

A Big Airline in the Uk has SOPs that mandate...

A Big Airline in the Uk has SOPs that mandate full time Auto Thrust on all types except B744, at any time ,during route flying.
Manual handling is usually defined as manual control of flight path...
29th May 2019, 12:01
Replies: 1,423
Views: 1,029,449
Posted By cessnapete

Fly Aiprt

“Nothing wrong with leaving full power on”. Why would a competent crew ever do that? With speed whistling through 250/300 kts you are obviously not stalling. ( easily confirmed by GS readout). Reduce...
28th May 2019, 16:05
Replies: 1,423
Views: 1,029,449
Posted By cessnapete

I'm sure I read in an initial report of the...

I'm sure I read in an initial report of the Ethiopian accident, the crew left/forgot to reduce power after takeoff. Whatever any MCAS problems, leaving full power on until you make a hole in the...
20th May 2019, 06:56
Replies: 93
Views: 62,904
Posted By cessnapete

We took BA B744 into Cambridge for interior...

We took BA B744 into Cambridge for interior refits by Marshall’s . Like to see that at Duxford!
17th May 2019, 17:56
Replies: 185
Views: 128,468
Posted By cessnapete

Bend alot Not armchair response at all. If you...

Bend alot
Not armchair response at all. If you are unsure what your aircraft is doing,f one pilot fly the the plane, usually includes setting an appropriate power setting, normally doesn’t include...
17th May 2019, 14:50
Replies: 41
Views: 19,640
Posted By cessnapete

Visited a number of times in Cessna 182, no...

Visited a number of times in Cessna 182, no problems with the Cessna short field capabilities. A well kept strip, but marginal I would have thought in a reasonably loaded Cirrus.
17th May 2019, 14:42
Replies: 185
Views: 128,468
Posted By cessnapete

As above. Leaving the thrust Levers at TOGA from...

As above. Leaving the thrust Levers at TOGA from T/O until it impacted, must be a major reason for the crews inability to control the MCAS problem. If the crew had disengaged the automatics (anathema...
15th May 2019, 13:07
Replies: 9
Views: 988
Posted By cessnapete

As he says, but a Bose every time!!

As he says, but a Bose every time!!
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