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Forum: Tech Log
10th Dec 2019, 23:59
Replies: 14
Views: 3,088
Posted By Matey

Type “Wet runway take off blue air” into You Tube...

Type “Wet runway take off blue air” into You Tube to get a graphic illustration of what is happening to the airflow over the tail during rotation, causing the reduction in elevator effectiveness. The...
Forum: Tech Log
7th Sep 2019, 23:21
Replies: 3
Views: 1,592
Posted By Matey

As far as single engine autoland is concerned it...

As far as single engine autoland is concerned it is only available in a fail operational aircraft, and that is an option. TUI, for example, have specified their MAX aircraft as fail passive.
22nd May 2019, 23:55
Replies: 34
Views: 17,947
Posted By Matey

Larnaca has had a high incidence in the past....

Larnaca has had a high incidence in the past. Happened to me there.
25th Apr 2019, 00:00
Replies: 45
Views: 15,032
Posted By Matey

“I was breaking through the surface film of...

“I was breaking through the surface film of concrete to avoid aquaplaning” always worked for me.
Forum: Tech Log
23rd Mar 2019, 23:33
Replies: 17
Views: 9,546
Posted By Matey

The QRH for Fail Passive aircraft only offers a...

The QRH for Fail Passive aircraft only offers a single engine flap 15 landing. On Fail Operational aircraft the option is offered for a single engine flap 30 approach as the aircraft is approved for...
Forum: Tech Log
19th Feb 2019, 23:39
Replies: 6
Views: 1,953
Posted By Matey

There is no specific temperature control for the...

There is no specific temperature control for the forward cargo hold on the 737. Recirculated air from the passenger compartment is fed through the hold, and that air is at the temperature selected...
4th Dec 2018, 01:00
Replies: 7
Views: 4,697
Posted By Matey

787/737 TUI. They are looking to qualify pilots...

787/737 TUI. They are looking to qualify pilots 737 NG/MAX Summer and 787 Winter.
Forum: Tech Log
31st Oct 2018, 00:32
Replies: 47
Views: 11,102
Posted By Matey

My understanding, and the procedure at a major UK...

My understanding, and the procedure at a major UK operator with a large fleet of uncompensated B737s, is that you would fly the approach to LNAV/VNAV minima without any corrections provided the...
Forum: Tech Log
8th Oct 2018, 23:48
Replies: 12
Views: 2,346
Posted By Matey

Britannia originally bought the -200 to be able...

Britannia originally bought the -200 to be able to fly from Luton to Palma (around 2hrs 20) with a full load of 130 passengers and normal reserves. By the time they were phased out, with all the...
Forum: Tech Log
8th Oct 2018, 23:06
Replies: 12
Views: 2,346
Posted By Matey

Thread creep I know. Alt Hold yes, but no posh...

Thread creep I know. Alt Hold yes, but no posh Alt Acq in Britannia aircraft! We did, in later years, have an Omega navigation system which used VLF radio signals originally designed for submarine...
Forum: Tech Log
8th Oct 2018, 00:06
Replies: 12
Views: 2,346
Posted By Matey

On the -200s that I flew (basic and advanced...

On the -200s that I flew (basic and advanced aircraft), the pitch bar was set manually to wherever you wanted it except when on the ILS when it gave commands to follow the glideslope. The only...
20th Sep 2018, 23:15
Replies: 28
Views: 15,897
Posted By Matey

Boeing have addressed the issue of incorrect...

Boeing have addressed the issue of incorrect bleed selection on the MAX. BLEED lights will illuminate with associated Master Caution if the bleed switches are in an incorrect position 45 seconds...
Forum: Tech Log
26th Aug 2018, 23:17
Replies: 65
Views: 9,033
Posted By Matey

You must be flying a Fail Passive aircraft. Fail...

You must be flying a Fail Passive aircraft. Fail Operational 737s do have a rudder channel.
Forum: Tech Log
16th May 2018, 23:37
Replies: 6
Views: 1,526
Posted By Matey

Yes, at the thrust reduction altitude entered in...

Yes, at the thrust reduction altitude entered in the FMC
Forum: Tech Log
2nd May 2018, 23:43
Replies: 5
Views: 1,127
Posted By Matey

Something like that 😳

Something like that 😳
18th Mar 2018, 00:50
Replies: 81
Views: 27,206
Posted By Matey

G-SY used to swap places with another aircraft...

G-SY used to swap places with another aircraft for the world’s highest time/cycle B737-200. Can’t recall which other aircraft was involved. When SY went into the hangar for a seriously major...
19th Nov 2017, 00:39
Replies: 989
Views: 863,100
Posted By Matey

Seniority, suitability and personal choice re...

Seniority, suitability and personal choice re type, base etc
16th Nov 2017, 23:47
Replies: 989
Views: 863,100
Posted By Matey

Just by way of addressing some of the bickering...

Just by way of addressing some of the bickering that has crept into this thread, having just retired after 37 years with the company I think that I am qualified to observe that this is a very good...
4th Oct 2017, 16:36
Replies: 686
Views: 478,887
Posted By Matey

Thomson opening recruitment

The following is extracted from an email to TOM pilots from the Plot Manager responsible for recruitment:

"We are advertising for all Type Rated Positions as well as Non Type Rated.

External...
4th Oct 2017, 15:41
Replies: 1,188
Views: 879,159
Posted By Matey

Thomson opening recruitment

The following is extracted from an email to TOM pilots from the Plot Manager responsible for recruitment:

"We are advertising for all Type Rated Positions as well as Non Type Rated.

External...
7th Dec 2016, 00:26
Replies: 417
Views: 350,720
Posted By Matey

"And Matey, i've heard that rumour also..... but...

"And Matey, i've heard that rumour also..... but come on.... who's going to swap a TOM FO jet job with all the add ons to fly as a Captain on a Dash for less dosh/ work twice as hard and be treated...
5th Dec 2016, 23:32
Replies: 417
Views: 350,720
Posted By Matey

Flybe and Thomson have reached an agreement...

Flybe and Thomson have reached an agreement whereby experienced TOM F/Os go to Flybe on a 3 yr career break as direct entry Commanders, and Flybe F/Os go to TOM to gain experience in the RHS of a jet.
Forum: Tech Log
26th Aug 2016, 23:58
Replies: 64
Views: 9,578
Posted By Matey

Reminds me of the situation in my company a while...

Reminds me of the situation in my company a while back when the PM noticed PF rummaging in his flight bag when downwind on a visual approach in manual flight with no hands on the controls. When...
12th Jun 2016, 23:09
Replies: 989
Views: 863,100
Posted By Matey

Indeed, the variety of flying at TOM is a great...

Indeed, the variety of flying at TOM is a great advantage. The 757/767 fleet was great with a mixture of short and long haul flying. The 787 was introduced as a purely long haul aircraft, but is...
9th Jun 2016, 23:46
Replies: 989
Views: 863,100
Posted By Matey

I stand corrected and suitably humbled. :)

I stand corrected and suitably humbled. :)
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