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Forum: Tech Log
31st Mar 2008, 07:17
Replies: 44
Views: 74,407
Posted By skiesfull

ALF5071H Thanks for the lecture on...

ALF5071H
Thanks for the lecture on the theory of crosswinds. Do you know of any airline applying stronger crosswind limits than the manufacturers' suggested limits?
The original poster...
Forum: Tech Log
30th Mar 2008, 13:14
Replies: 44
Views: 74,407
Posted By skiesfull

Sine derives from Latin 'sinus' - curve, so put...

Sine derives from Latin 'sinus' - curve, so put that up your nose!
Unless you have a cockpit readout that gives you exact crosswind, how will your management prove otherwise? Your company limits are...
20th Mar 2008, 19:54
Replies: 137
Views: 23,302
Posted By skiesfull

This loss of separation implies that it is the...

This loss of separation implies that it is the controller(s) sole fault. Yet many incidents of reduced separation originate from pilots not responding quickly enough to speed reductions, heading...
20th Mar 2008, 16:29
Replies: 537
Views: 75,332
Posted By skiesfull

The dispute in Australia in 1989, was a strike by...

The dispute in Australia in 1989, was a strike by 'Ansett' and 'Australian' pilots. It was brought to an unsatisfactory conclusion by the airlines' management successfully gaining backing from the...
18th Mar 2008, 08:08
Replies: 54
Views: 25,657
Posted By skiesfull

Perhaps it was a gear-down ferry.

Perhaps it was a gear-down ferry.
18th Mar 2008, 08:05
Replies: 7
Views: 6,063
Posted By skiesfull

If " I remind you" heard correctly, then the crew...

If " I remind you" heard correctly, then the crew would have had an EICAS warning "Fire Main Deck Aft". In this situation, the requirement is for an immediate landing at the nearest suitable airport....
Forum: Questions
18th Mar 2008, 07:54
Replies: 6
Views: 1,062
Posted By skiesfull

Polarised sunglasses? -definitely not, especially...

Polarised sunglasses? -definitely not, especially in a glass cockpit.
Forum: Questions
15th Mar 2008, 20:07
Replies: 16
Views: 2,232
Posted By skiesfull

If you learn from your own mistakes and are...

If you learn from your own mistakes and are prepared to learn from others, then you have a future as a safe pilot ahead of you. The advice given above should be taken on board - we all make mistakes,...
Forum: ATC Issues
14th Mar 2008, 14:05
Replies: 350
Views: 53,829
Posted By skiesfull

As one in the 'pointy end', my pet hate is pilots...

As one in the 'pointy end', my pet hate is pilots asking "any chance of.....?". The reply ,of course, should always be "No f*****g chance whatsoever!" But naturally, you chaps/esses are much too...
Forum: Questions
13th Mar 2008, 20:15
Replies: 8
FBL
Views: 5,191
Posted By skiesfull

'fbl' is a French abbreviation for 'faible' which...

'fbl' is a French abbreviation for 'faible' which translates to 'weak'.
Forum: Questions
13th Mar 2008, 20:12
Replies: 8
FBL
Views: 5,191
Posted By skiesfull

Also "FU" =fumee=smoke "BR" =brume=mist ...

Also "FU" =fumee=smoke
"BR" =brume=mist
and probably a few other French abbreviations.
12th Mar 2008, 22:26
Replies: 16
Views: 2,829
Posted By skiesfull

ADS-B in Europe - provisionally 2015.

ADS-B in Europe - provisionally 2015.
Forum: ATC Issues
12th Mar 2008, 22:22
Replies: 5
Views: 1,030
Posted By skiesfull

"MAINTAINING FLOW IN WINDY CONDITIONS" The...

"MAINTAINING FLOW IN WINDY CONDITIONS"
The serious answer would be that 180 until 4dme would lead to unstable approaches for most types especially in gusty conditions.
The facetious answer would be...
12th Mar 2008, 08:18
Replies: 31
Views: 11,223
Posted By skiesfull

Fear of flying is more widespread than you might...

Fear of flying is more widespread than you might think and manifests itself in different ways. If someone just can't go on with the flight, then no crew member, including the Captain, has the right...
12th Mar 2008, 08:00
Replies: 413
Views: 69,558
Posted By skiesfull

What, no more Dragon Lady??? Sacre bleu!...

What, no more Dragon Lady??? Sacre bleu! Actually, I found her to be very helpful and prompt in replying to queries.
Can't help with the max age to join Cargo, but the max. age to fly in SIN is 62,...
11th Mar 2008, 15:43
Replies: 2
Views: 787
Posted By skiesfull

Shhhh!!...

Shhhh!!...
Forum: Freight Dogs
11th Mar 2008, 15:36
Replies: 74
Views: 28,713
Posted By skiesfull

I'm with NOR116.2 's theory, having seen both...

I'm with NOR116.2 's theory, having seen both outboards touch during cross-wind training in the sim - over controlling the ailerons. Windshear at 100ft may well have caused the hard landing, but I'm...
10th Mar 2008, 11:11
Replies: 31
Views: 5,849
Posted By skiesfull

" and some fell on stony ground"!

" and some fell on stony ground"!
Forum: Freight Dogs
9th Mar 2008, 17:42
Replies: 74
Views: 28,713
Posted By skiesfull

Humble apologies, FORGET. I can understand a...

Humble apologies, FORGET. I can understand a 'wheelbarrow' landing following a bounce or skip, but would have thought a nose first touchdown would have produced serious damage (oxygen masks and...
Forum: Freight Dogs
8th Mar 2008, 17:57
Replies: 74
Views: 28,713
Posted By skiesfull

"normal deck angle on a 747 approach" -do you...

"normal deck angle on a 747 approach" -do you mean the aircraft attitude? If you do, it'll be between 2 and 3.5 degrees depending on the land flap position (either 25 or 30 degrees). Touchdown with...
8th Mar 2008, 16:55
Replies: 72
Views: 34,485
Posted By skiesfull

Surely the use of power against speedbrake would...

Surely the use of power against speedbrake would have brought up an EICAS caution "speedbrake"?
I would have thought that it would be instinctive to advance the lagging thrust lever in line with the...
Forum: Tech Log
8th Mar 2008, 07:38
Replies: 8
Views: 3,692
Posted By skiesfull

Correct in his assessment, but probably unwise if...

Correct in his assessment, but probably unwise if the Checker argued against it. However, what did you say as the operating co-pilot? You have an important input to any and every part of the...
7th Mar 2008, 18:52
Replies: 11
Views: 4,576
Posted By skiesfull

Impressive - especially considering the aircraft...

Impressive - especially considering the aircraft had a few years 'resting' at Stansted.
Forum: Tech Log
7th Mar 2008, 16:59
Replies: 3
Views: 780
Posted By skiesfull

NRT -LHR usually about 12hours 30mins, so NRT-AMS...

NRT -LHR usually about 12hours 30mins, so NRT-AMS would be about 11:45. That means approx. 130,000kgs of fuel. Max. ZFW (without TOW restriction) is 276.7 tonnes and Max. TOW 394.7 tonnes, i.e....
5th Mar 2008, 10:55
Replies: 3,239
Views: 983,636
Posted By skiesfull

Me too, Hilly -I just couldn't resist it....

Me too, Hilly -I just couldn't resist it. Dreambuster's "blame it on the pilots for fat-induced decision-making flaws" belongs to the 'Aliens' post!
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