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Forum: Tech Log
30th Jul 2020, 18:47
Replies: 64
Views: 14,206
Posted By blind pew

747 ANC

Was it JAL that didn't like the icy taxiway and rather than use engine thrust shut all 4 down and was blown down an embankment breaking the aircraft..
Had a mate manoeuvre a dc8 after ice rain...
Forum: Tech Log
30th Jul 2020, 06:40
Replies: 64
Views: 14,206
Posted By blind pew

Escape path

Nearly ran off the runway at Gothenburg after the preceding airbus left their reverse on until clearing the ice covered runway which had been warm sanded. The reverse melted the top layer of ice...
21st Jul 2020, 05:39
Replies: 37
Views: 5,615
Posted By blind pew

BALONEY

The guy did an excellent job with unknown damage and unknown handling consequences.
Know of two gliding fatalities after mid air collisions who chose not to bail out and when they slowed up lost...
20th Jul 2020, 07:01
Replies: 87
Views: 9,089
Posted By blind pew

BOAC grounding

Norman Tebbit was the Balpa union rep and the fleet were grounded for the first 18 months as he was going for wide bodied pay. The engines were removed and leased out apparently making more money...
6th Jul 2020, 19:35
Replies: 9
Views: 2,871
Posted By blind pew

80s

There was an infamous case of a klm pilot who was taken to task by HMRC who won stating that his predominant work was in the UK. He flew out of AMS but often to the UK where his family lived. Changed...
28th Jun 2020, 06:06
Replies: 161
Views: 95,799
Posted By blind pew

UK

One of my hamble mates played golf with a retired senior manager whom we had both flown with, a bit of a bully boy. He had claimed he had been flying for a European carrier in command past retirement...
Forum: Jet Blast
26th Jun 2020, 06:02
Replies: 2
Views: 746
Posted By blind pew

Pesticides

My wife was diagnosed last year but our problems started several years ago. We have a secondary family home in the gard amongst the grape vines. Our local farmer makes his own mix of monsanto...
15th Jun 2020, 10:48
Replies: 36
Views: 8,191
Posted By blind pew

Link

In both accidents BEA management sat on previous occurrence reports. If they had been circulated and the pilots concerned learnt from them the accidents might not have happened.
Stan Key was sent...
15th Jun 2020, 05:24
Replies: 8
Views: 1,152
Posted By blind pew

Chopped but not gone

Two on my course went onto commercial flying after being chopped. One was the first command of our group, the second featured in a gun running tv program. A further chopped went into flight dispatch...
14th Jun 2020, 17:16
Replies: 36
Views: 8,191
Posted By blind pew

Reference

Don't have one BUT BEA had two accident reports involving slush which they sat on prior to the Munich disaster, the second was a Dutch one iirc. Replicated with the Trident at Staines (premature...
14th Jun 2020, 07:27
Replies: 26
Views: 4,778
Posted By blind pew

Turboclair

Worked well..produced a tunnel in the fog and slight turbulence.
30th May 2020, 22:48
Replies: 354
Views: 190,060
Posted By blind pew

Not covid

A friend lost his son and battled the coroner over the declaration that his son died from covid, as without an autopsy it was a false declaration. Eventually he was authorised at his own considerable...
27th May 2020, 17:10
Replies: 354
Views: 190,060
Posted By blind pew

Maximum pete

What relevance does 17 grand direct tax have to the discussion besides being lucky enough to have an obscene pension no doubt inflation proofed?
25th May 2020, 06:28
Replies: 1,546
Views: 1,256,231
Posted By blind pew

Maybe it’s just a sensible way of keeping within...

Maybe it’s just a sensible way of keeping within the 90 day currency rule.
20th May 2020, 13:29
Replies: 69
Views: 27,473
Posted By blind pew

Official secrets act

Thicko you must have overslept.
There were two probable reasons..one was working for a state enterprise which happened to service our embassies, (carried diplomatic mail in the cockpit to), the...
19th May 2020, 05:16
Replies: 586
Views: 447,784
Posted By blind pew

As has Singapore

Who have sentenced a pilot to prison for breaking the quarantine.
18th May 2020, 21:01
Replies: 182
Views: 72,687
Posted By blind pew

Entertaining thread with a lot of biased rubbish.

Heard a lot before..pilots are pilots good or bad from wherever.
I was turned down at Biggin Hill for a short service commision as I knew nowt about detachments and aircraft types..join ATC and come...
12th May 2020, 19:55
Replies: 111
Views: 61,229
Posted By blind pew

Plate

Many moons ago when a Dublin taxi plate cost the same as a deposit on a house O'Leary bought one which saved him half an hour on his commute..
Whilst I am still waiting for a rebate from him at...
12th May 2020, 15:48
Replies: 111
Views: 61,229
Posted By blind pew

Having watched Willie Walsh in front of the...

Having watched Willie Walsh in front of the parliamentary committee yesterday and Michael O Leary talking to Peers Morgan this morning I know who I would rather work for and travel with.
Willie...
11th May 2020, 20:42
Replies: 24
Views: 3,714
Posted By blind pew

Guidance

IIRC The CAA has used guidance in their wording which is all it means.
The IAA has withdrawn their instructions stopping flying.(think they overstepped their remit).
The DGAC does not prohibit...
11th May 2020, 06:09
Replies: 111
Views: 61,229
Posted By blind pew

Ireland tax avoidance

And you don't think the English, French, Luxembourgois et al aren't involved in "legal" tax avoidance and money laundering? Smell the jet fuel mon ami then add flogging arms and other A moral acts.
10th May 2020, 17:20
Replies: 1,546
Views: 1,256,231
Posted By blind pew

Al bridger

The initial letter to Balpa inferred that BA was throwing all of the contracts plus terms and conditions out of the window.
5th May 2020, 12:28
Replies: 157
Views: 47,388
Posted By blind pew

"Turbulence!"

Line Training on the VC 10.
Awaiting our onward steed in Sri Lanka 1978 it was announced that it needed a heavy turbulence check which involved shipping a cherry picker by sea from India. After 3...
3rd May 2020, 04:53
Replies: 1,546
Views: 1,256,231
Posted By blind pew

Dan Air acquisition. Remember that Balpa went...

Dan Air acquisition.
Remember that Balpa went along with BA disregarding seniority when Dan Air was “rescued” taking on junior pilots on the airbus in preference to Dan Air seniority list.
25th Apr 2020, 21:27
Replies: 2
Views: 1,616
Posted By blind pew

Earlier report

First landed in soft sand and overturned whilst the second hit a tree trunk.
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