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17th Jul 2020, 07:27
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Posted By dkatwa

Yup....can't wait to travel again... places to...

Yup....can't wait to travel again... places to see, things to do, friends to meet....the air travel industry is important and i respect those who work in it - from pilots (how do you land such a big...
3rd Dec 2016, 14:57
Replies: 2
Views: 1,920
Posted By dkatwa

Xmas laser lights

Hi. Seen laser spot lights advertised on t.v. These shine multiple spots on a house, hedge, trees etc
My question is, will the spots that miss the solid objects, go on to cause a problem for...
9th Feb 2016, 11:15
Replies: 10
Views: 3,539
Posted By dkatwa

Live and Let Die...I remember that....maybe the...

Live and Let Die...I remember that....maybe the following planes can benefit from the free fuel and power down :O
9th Feb 2016, 11:12
Replies: 6
Views: 2,716
Posted By dkatwa

cool..thanks for the reply...

cool..thanks for the reply...
8th Feb 2016, 20:43
Replies: 6
Views: 2,716
Posted By dkatwa

B737 max - winglets

Planes increasingly have winglets on the wing tips...is there any reason why they don't have them on the tailplane, vertical fin? Do aerodynamics work differently at the end of a plane so negating...
8th Feb 2016, 20:38
Replies: 10
Views: 3,539
Posted By dkatwa

Thanks guys....what happens to the fuel dumped?...

Thanks guys....what happens to the fuel dumped? Does it evaporate, does it make it more dangerous for following planes?
8th Feb 2016, 11:32
Replies: 10
Views: 3,539
Posted By dkatwa

Fuel dumping in case of fire

Hi all..just watch Nat Geo about planes on fire, having to circle while dumping fuel, before landing...and not making :-(

Can a plane dump fuel on the way to the airport, without having to circle...
18th Jan 2016, 07:34
Replies: 6
Views: 2,341
Posted By dkatwa

thanks....so no impact on the windows then?...

thanks....so no impact on the windows then? Looking at some of the footage of factory doors being blown in, the force would have been huge...

scary stuff....
16th Jan 2016, 16:30
Replies: 6
Views: 2,341
Posted By dkatwa

Russia Meteorite 2013

Hi
Just wondering what the effect of sound waves would be on planes flying in the vicinity of the Russian meteorite in 2013...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dpmXyJrs7iU


It blew out windows...
15th Mar 2015, 12:30
Replies: 38
Views: 5,812
Posted By dkatwa

I used to find landings OK at best....I mean, I...

I used to find landings OK at best....I mean, I was just happy to land rather than relishing the challenge....maybe it is lack of experience more than anything....I, like many, have not flown since...
5th Mar 2015, 12:31
Replies: 7
Views: 2,369
Posted By dkatwa

Thanks for the replies...I suppose the same...

Thanks for the replies...I suppose the same applies to cabin crew, though I read yesterday that they are paid hourly and only if they fly?? Dunno if that is true or not....
Also, with the effects of...
4th Mar 2015, 20:52
Replies: 7
Views: 2,369
Posted By dkatwa

Flying with a cold

Hiya...just flew back from Luxembourg to London last week. I had a cold so the descent was a killer for the ears. It got me thinking...do pilots NOT fly if they have a cold? I am sure the pressure...
9th Feb 2015, 10:14
Replies: 36
Views: 6,261
Posted By dkatwa

What about fractional ownership or maybe 'hiring'...

What about fractional ownership or maybe 'hiring' the latest jet when you want to go on a trip?
7th Feb 2015, 11:37
Replies: 31
Views: 4,928
Posted By dkatwa

thanks guys...the only remaining question in my...

thanks guys...the only remaining question in my mind is the cost of one orbit, in a typical small jet (737) and a biggie (A380)....
7th Feb 2015, 09:04
Replies: 31
Views: 4,928
Posted By dkatwa

Yes, El Bunto...I was thinking of Heathrow....on...

Yes, El Bunto...I was thinking of Heathrow....on a 50 min flight from Lux, we would spend maybe 10 mins going round in circles....
Not being a commercial pilot, I thought maybe planes could slow...
7th Feb 2015, 06:25
Replies: 31
Views: 4,928
Posted By dkatwa

Holding patterns -why?

Hi all...another stupid question....why do planes circle in holding patterns before landing? With modern computers etc, can't they land right away (subject to, say, bad weather over the airport etc)?...
14th Jan 2015, 09:55
Replies: 10
Views: 3,298
Posted By dkatwa

Is PIO a problem when landing manually in windy...

Is PIO a problem when landing manually in windy gusty conditions?
12th Jan 2015, 19:31
Replies: 10
Views: 3,298
Posted By dkatwa

Thanks everyone...in fact, after I posted the...

Thanks everyone...in fact, after I posted the this, I took a flight from Luxembourg to London on Saturday. It was delayed 1.5 hours due to high winds in London so the captain invited passengers to...
9th Jan 2015, 19:30
Replies: 10
Views: 3,298
Posted By dkatwa

High winds landing

just seen footage on the dailymail site of a jet landing in high cross winds.....was wondering if they are done manually or on autopilot?
stupid question but there you go.....
5th Jan 2015, 09:58
Replies: 2
Views: 2,303
Posted By dkatwa

Thanks Allan..do pilots take special precautions...

Thanks Allan..do pilots take special precautions during takeoff? I am thinking of the Hudson incident and believe even one bird would cause enough damage to an engine..cheers
24th Dec 2014, 13:16
Replies: 2
Views: 2,303
Posted By dkatwa

Bird strike issues India

Hi all...just flown from Mumbai to Bangalore and noticed many birds within a few feet of the plane during take off, maybe up to 4000 ft. There seem to be many big birds around in India and was...
9th Dec 2014, 18:49
Replies: 12
Views: 6,639
Posted By dkatwa

thanks Ground Star...just watched vids on...

thanks Ground Star...just watched vids on youtube...doesn't half make a racket!
cheers
9th Dec 2014, 18:10
Replies: 12
Views: 6,639
Posted By dkatwa

Noise when taxying

Hi all...on most flights, whilst taxying, i notice a sound like a winding sort of sound...like a car wheelnut is being turned by an airgun....intermittent sound, lasts about 10 seconds or so....was...
6th Sep 2014, 20:20
Replies: 97
Views: 18,575
Posted By dkatwa

I still use timed legs and DR to get around.....I...

I still use timed legs and DR to get around.....I fly so infrequently that a GPS is not worth the expense just yet.
3rd Sep 2014, 08:23
Replies: 97
Views: 18,575
Posted By dkatwa

Thanks for the replies...some of the watches...

Thanks for the replies...some of the watches mentioned do not have stop watch functionality, although the watches themselves look smart.
I was really wondering if anyone actually uses the stop...
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