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20th Jan 2018, 14:19
Replies: 217
Views: 156,667
Posted By Lancelot de boyles

While in no way suggesting that being under the...

While in no way suggesting that being under the influence should be condoned, I do wonder at a company culture and individual motives where any crew might choose to call 999, and make a very public...
Forum: Freight Dogs
12th Jan 2018, 16:19
Replies: 32
Views: 37,453
Posted By Lancelot de boyles

Thats not quite the case, and does somewhat...

Thats not quite the case, and does somewhat impact upon people's leave requests and expectations.
There are 'training days' which are allocated in the off weeks. For certain, 2 sims per year,...
Forum: Freight Dogs
10th Jan 2018, 10:33
Replies: 32
Views: 37,453
Posted By Lancelot de boyles

The flying can be interesting, here. There's...

The flying can be interesting, here. There's also the mundane.
Week on/week off to some extent helps with the impact on personal life. It will suit some more than others, much like any other...
Forum: Tech Log
19th Nov 2017, 20:35
Replies: 49
Views: 5,890
Posted By Lancelot de boyles

After over a decade of hearing rigid responses...

After over a decade of hearing rigid responses regarding vague, or maybe 'broad' recommendations, a little thread drift might help clarify a few others.
Forum: Tech Log
19th Nov 2017, 15:17
Replies: 49
Views: 5,890
Posted By Lancelot de boyles

I started my B737 life in an operator that...

I started my B737 life in an operator that actively used A/T in 'speed off' mode on a manual approach. No issues, ever, despite coming from an utter dinosaur of a smaller jet.
I continued with...
Forum: Tech Log
21st Jun 2017, 11:20
Replies: 43
Views: 11,107
Posted By Lancelot de boyles

Possibly, because running an extension cable from...

Possibly, because running an extension cable from a passenger seat all the way into the flight deck is going to raise all sorts of problems...?

I and many many colleagues have managed to use...
Forum: Tech Log
30th May 2017, 11:17
Replies: 35
Views: 7,246
Posted By Lancelot de boyles

If it's anything at all like a B737 freighter,...

If it's anything at all like a B737 freighter, the forward cargo door plus a bulkhead tends to bias to a forward CG in a vast majority of loads. Very forward, in some cases.
Flown empty, or with...
Forum: ATC Issues
4th Apr 2017, 18:52
Replies: 29
Views: 10,916
Posted By Lancelot de boyles

It's not really that moot. Firstly, as...

It's not really that moot.

Firstly, as pointed out. Follow the procedure, and you can be seen to be behaving predictably.
Do something different, and maybe you start to cause greater concerns....
24th Mar 2017, 06:36
Replies: 33
Views: 22,392
Posted By Lancelot de boyles

It is the Indian subcontinent equivalent of...

It is the Indian subcontinent equivalent of 'don't you know who I am?'
Certain peoples self-importance somewhat exceeds all practical considerations, such as seats not being physically available. ...
Forum: Tech Log
23rd Mar 2017, 06:16
Replies: 31
Views: 9,070
Posted By Lancelot de boyles

Now, I thought/understood this was slightly...

Now, I thought/understood this was slightly different.
The LNAV part of the procedure remains the same.

The VNAV part is where the anomalies arise.
You may use VNAV as your descent...
14th Mar 2017, 15:24
Replies: 57,710
Views: 8,197,632
Posted By Lancelot de boyles

3 blokes supervising, 5 spectating, and Bloggs...

3 blokes supervising, 5 spectating, and Bloggs actually spannering. Must be a government job...
12th Mar 2017, 17:13
Replies: 57,710
Views: 8,197,632
Posted By Lancelot de boyles

With maintenance now outsourced to the lowest...

With maintenance now outsourced to the lowest bidder, profits were sure to rise...
Forum: Questions
12th Mar 2017, 16:00
Replies: 3
Views: 1,580
Posted By Lancelot de boyles

Just a thought- Some of the conditions that...

Just a thought-

Some of the conditions that existed when the one engine inoperative landing checklist was last actioned may now have changed, even if only marginally. At the least an...
Forum: Tech Log
7th Mar 2017, 09:27
Replies: 14
Views: 2,946
Posted By Lancelot de boyles

Vapilot. (I'll make a small edit to the initial...

Vapilot. (I'll make a small edit to the initial post)
In the case of asymmetric acceleration- from idle to roughly 40%, it's probably less than 2 seconds lag, before acceleration. The acceleration...
Forum: Tech Log
6th Mar 2017, 01:50
Replies: 14
Views: 2,946
Posted By Lancelot de boyles

Thats useful- Coincidence? The 8%...

Thats useful-



Coincidence?
The 8% that you mention may well be the point where that one thrust lever feels like it has completely stopped, or feels as if it is pushing back. It certainly...
Forum: Tech Log
5th Mar 2017, 20:11
Replies: 14
Views: 2,946
Posted By Lancelot de boyles

To my knowledge, we've never had mismatched...

To my knowledge, we've never had mismatched engines on ours, here. Many years ago, I was introduced to some nasty -600s that ran intermixed engines, which had some of the mentioned anomalies. Except...
Forum: Tech Log
5th Mar 2017, 19:17
Replies: 14
Views: 2,946
Posted By Lancelot de boyles

Yes, the second scenario is the more common, and...

Yes, the second scenario is the more common, and naturally I've encountered it in NG as well.
I've been both guilty of, and witness to, hitting the T1T early in the past, and for most it serves as a...
Forum: Tech Log
5th Mar 2017, 18:16
Replies: 14
Views: 2,946
Posted By Lancelot de boyles

Auto throttle oddities B737-300/400

Autothrottle response oddities, anomalies and curiosities. (Plus some rambling as I get my thoughts down.). Quite likely these aren't that odd, and have been encountered many times before.

I'm...
5th Mar 2017, 15:26
Replies: 12
Views: 4,181
Posted By Lancelot de boyles

[exitement/rumour on] starting TriStar!? ...

[exitement/rumour on]
starting TriStar!?
[disappointment/rumour off]

Y'all heard it here, first.


:sad:
5th Mar 2017, 11:59
Replies: 12
Views: 4,181
Posted By Lancelot de boyles

....and there you were, worried that there might...

....and there you were, worried that there might not be anything to debate in the L-1(xx)
the world put to rights in under a dozen posts.
...And on a Sunday morning.



:oh:
4th Mar 2017, 17:52
Replies: 57,710
Views: 8,197,632
Posted By Lancelot de boyles

Everyone hoped for a big wave. Imagine their...

Everyone hoped for a big wave. Imagine their disappointment.
3rd Mar 2017, 11:15
Replies: 57,710
Views: 8,197,632
Posted By Lancelot de boyles

Kim failed to grasp the finer points of taking a...

Kim failed to grasp the finer points of taking a selfie
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Mar 2017, 11:01
Replies: 43
Views: 4,245
Posted By Lancelot de boyles

All of my cars are old. The least Old (c.1994)...

All of my cars are old. The least Old (c.1994) of the lot, and one of only two of them requiring cats failed emissions this year. The tester tried hard by getting it hotter, 'talian style, to no...
1st Mar 2017, 10:23
Replies: 57,710
Views: 8,197,632
Posted By Lancelot de boyles

Not wanting to miss out on a prestigious Darwin...

Not wanting to miss out on a prestigious Darwin award, K found he had friends to help him along
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Mar 2017, 09:54
Replies: 18
Views: 1,580
Posted By Lancelot de boyles

Wouldnt he/she/it/they be entitled to use the...

Wouldnt he/she/it/they be entitled to use the wheelchair ramp?
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