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5th Sep 2019, 19:59
Replies: 28
Views: 10,686
Posted By wideman

Odd fact: everyone appearing in that advert is...

Odd fact: everyone appearing in that advert is called Nigel.
24th Apr 2019, 14:17
Replies: 7
Views: 9,237
Posted By wideman

Av Herald says 5 crew, and also shows photo that...

Av Herald says 5 crew, and also shows photo that suggests wheels-up landing. Pretty amazing, actually -- seems to be an instance of good engine-out skills & good fortune.
12th Nov 2018, 17:59
Replies: 137
Views: 132,363
Posted By wideman

The second part is out and is every bit as...

The second part is out and is every bit as amazing. As I'm listening to the pilot sounding more and more disoriented, I'm thinking there's no way on earth this man is going to put this plane on the...
2nd Nov 2018, 15:38
Replies: 53
Views: 34,640
Posted By wideman

JL requires 3 pilots on flights >12 hours....

JL requires 3 pilots on flights >12 hours. HND-LHR is 12h15m, while the return LHR-HND is 11h45m. So, it would've been within company rules to have only 2 crew for the return flight.
13th Oct 2018, 14:49
Replies: 61
Views: 23,864
Posted By wideman

One does not exclude the other.

One does not exclude the other.
19th Sep 2018, 19:51
Replies: 45
Views: 8,882
Posted By wideman

Only business class and economy, so no F.

Only business class and economy, so no F.
4th Sep 2018, 13:31
Replies: 30
Views: 13,801
Posted By wideman

Open only for seaplanes?

Open only for seaplanes?
14th Aug 2018, 23:28
Replies: 11
Views: 19,625
Posted By wideman

Video of landing: ...

Video of landing:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YesjYscN5Ek
10th Jun 2018, 18:35
Replies: 13
Views: 10,302
Posted By wideman

And a video from a pax -- takeoff, approach...

And a video from a pax -- takeoff, approach (which will get your attention), landing:
https://youtu.be/wjzKLgVvMTs
10th Jun 2018, 14:49
Replies: 40
Views: 18,165
Posted By wideman

I was flying in the RHS as a passenger in a...

I was flying in the RHS as a passenger in a charter from Shompole to Wilson a few years ago. We were at 8000 ft, over a fairly solid deck, and my pilot was looking for a hole to descend. I was more...
25th May 2018, 00:22
Replies: 19
Views: 16,765
Posted By wideman

Purported video of landing. (Plausible that it's...

Purported video of landing. (Plausible that it's real; YouTube poster has about half-dozen postings, all from Astana area):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BVZO8xZsbwY
Forum: North America
1st Nov 2016, 21:58
Replies: 172
Views: 116,511
Posted By wideman

[tangent alert] So what's the expected...

[tangent alert]

So what's the expected result if an a/c lands short on a rwy w/EMAS .. that is, the MLG touches down on the stuff?
13th Oct 2015, 14:19
Replies: 19
Views: 7,116
Posted By wideman

According to the account I read on ASFlyer, the...

According to the account I read on ASFlyer, the card reader started to smoke, and "a flight attendant took it to the back galley, placed the the device into a trash bin to contain it, and used a fire...
30th Jul 2015, 14:41
Replies: 23
Views: 15,160
Posted By wideman

Video made by a passenger as they first learn...

Video made by a passenger as they first learn that there's a problem, then hear they might have to ditch, then instructed to put on the life vests, then told that they'll be landing on Shemya, and...
4th Feb 2010, 14:18
Replies: 341
Views: 80,197
Posted By wideman

"Reasonable doubt" is the standard for U.S. (and...

"Reasonable doubt" is the standard for U.S. (and U.K.?) criminal convictions, but I do not know the standard for convictions in the French/Napoleonic code of laws. Could someone who is knowledgeable...
21st Jan 2010, 13:50
Replies: 22
Views: 5,016
Posted By wideman

Cairo is a long, long way from the great circle...

Cairo is a long, long way from the great circle route between London and Joburg. I understand that there aren't a whole lot of welcoming places if, say, you're over the southern Sahara, but still,...
12th Nov 2009, 17:55
Replies: 101
Views: 21,966
Posted By wideman

Or BArium enema.

Or BArium enema.
10th Nov 2009, 18:15
Replies: 37
Views: 23,829
Posted By wideman

History lesson

The discussion of the aviation non-incident having run its course, I'll offer this tangent and true story:

The Pacific Northwest was known as the Columbia District, and it was jointly claimed by...
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Aug 2009, 22:24
Replies: 218
Views: 47,404
Posted By wideman

Sounds like you need to work on the flare a bit.

Sounds like you need to work on the flare a bit.
24th Jul 2009, 15:01
Replies: 823
Views: 183,997
Posted By wideman

The Captain has absolute authority of the a/c,...

The Captain has absolute authority of the a/c, and he must always uphold the best interests of the company or agency who entrusted that authority to him.

To consider the first part of that...
15th Apr 2009, 01:47
Replies: 50
Views: 17,154
Posted By wideman

Mr White apparently owns a company that leases...

Mr White apparently owns a company that leases aircraft. When I learned that, it made sense that he might never have flown the King.
17th Jan 2009, 17:46
Replies: 2,018
Views: 925,740
Posted By wideman

According to at least one passenger, an FA...

According to at least one passenger, an FA provided important info to passengers before the crash-landing. After the "BRACE" call from the flight deck, the passenger reported that an FA yelled out:...
16th Apr 2008, 13:40
Replies: 45
Views: 14,044
Posted By wideman

Reuters quoted Dirk Cramers, an official of Hewa...

Reuters quoted Dirk Cramers, an official of Hewa Bora, as saying that the runway was soaked after a heavy rain. At some point, the pilot attempted to abort the takeoff run, but the a/c skidded and...
22nd Mar 2008, 21:34
Replies: 10
Views: 5,510
Posted By wideman

Onions

The HazMat turned out to be minced onions. Honestly.

http://www.thebostonchannel.com/news/15673943/detail.html
28th Feb 2008, 14:20
Replies: 11
Views: 5,919
Posted By wideman

pretty decent reporting. especially considering...

pretty decent reporting. especially considering that the Jackson Hole News doesn't have quite the same operating budget as other news organizations that get about 97% of their facts wrong.
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