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Posted By ScepticalOptomist

Sorry to hear that. I agree the job can be...

Sorry to hear that.

I agree the job can be tiring, and there are periods of boredom in longhaul flying - however I still love the job and my passion for aviation hasn’t dwindled in the almost 3...
5th May 2022, 07:39
Replies: 2,817
Views: 2,577,653
Posted By ScepticalOptomist

Every ferry / freight flight I’ve seen / done is...

Every ferry / freight flight I’ve seen / done is heavy crewed.
1st May 2022, 09:36
Replies: 31
Views: 6,221
Posted By ScepticalOptomist

I prefer to work for the premium one. :ok:

I prefer to work for the premium one. :ok:
1st May 2022, 09:25
Replies: 2,817
Views: 2,577,653
Posted By ScepticalOptomist

Haven’t heard that one! Sounds more like a cabin...

Haven’t heard that one! Sounds more like a cabin crew requirement.
1st May 2022, 09:22
Replies: 54
Views: 21,820
Posted By ScepticalOptomist

Yeah but the 7+ hrs in the bunk does help an...

Yeah but the 7+ hrs in the bunk does help an awful lot. The DRW-LHR and PER-LHR flights are much nicer on my body than the 3 man back of the clock “short” 8-10hr hops from Asia I used to do..
1st May 2022, 09:19
Replies: 119
Views: 19,350
Posted By ScepticalOptomist

Well coerced can be defined as: “to compel to...

Well coerced can be defined as:
“to compel to an act or choice.”

Sounds like coercion to me!!
Forum: Tech Log
30th Apr 2022, 08:55
Replies: 35
Views: 32,924
Posted By ScepticalOptomist

Mmm, more like welcome to Airbus!!

Mmm, more like welcome to Airbus!!
24th Apr 2022, 20:33
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Posted By ScepticalOptomist

Obviously depends on the company! My current...

Obviously depends on the company! My current employer used tech questions well - more practical and pragmatic than others I’d endured.

If the tech questions are based around the flying you have...
24th Apr 2022, 06:51
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Posted By ScepticalOptomist

Tech questions are there to see if the knowledge...

Tech questions are there to see if the knowledge matches the experience level. Plenty of licensed pilots who don’t know jack about their craft - we should be asking why - preferably at the interview,...
22nd Apr 2022, 04:02
19th Apr 2022, 11:17
Replies: 43
Views: 16,526
Posted By ScepticalOptomist

I think you misunderstood. The harm to the...

I think you misunderstood.

The harm to the industry was done by chasing the dollars at any cost… the race to the bottom for conditions…
Forum: Tech Log
9th Apr 2022, 03:13
Replies: 9
Views: 1,109
Posted By ScepticalOptomist

Thank you. Of course! I missed it on first read.

Thank you. Of course! I missed it on first read.
Forum: Tech Log
8th Apr 2022, 06:34
Replies: 9
Views: 1,109
Posted By ScepticalOptomist

I was wondering the same.

I was wondering the same.
8th Apr 2022, 03:36
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Views: 37,400
Posted By ScepticalOptomist

The “landing” was fine, the Ground loop at the...

The “landing” was fine, the Ground loop at the end into the ditch caused the tail to break. Intentional? Stuck brake on that side from over heating? Who knows…
6th Apr 2022, 07:01
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Posted By ScepticalOptomist

I fly with plenty of ex JQ Capt and FOs who are...

I fly with plenty of ex JQ Capt and FOs who are now SOs with us. The common theme from them is that JQ doesn’t offer the same work / life balance and in order to achieve a decent rate of pay you have...
6th Apr 2022, 06:55
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Views: 2,577,653
Posted By ScepticalOptomist

From one on the team organising recruitment -...

From one on the team organising recruitment - everyone on the hold file is being looked at / spoken to as part of the current application process. Externals and internals alike. It will take some...
Forum: Tech Log
26th Mar 2022, 08:48
Replies: 29
Views: 3,741
Posted By ScepticalOptomist

In the high speed regime I would not expect you...

In the high speed regime I would not expect you to stop for partial loss of displays.

Perfectly safe to takeoff.
Forum: Tech Log
20th Mar 2022, 01:40
Replies: 43
Views: 38,388
Posted By ScepticalOptomist

Only poor instructors ask those type of...

Only poor instructors ask those type of questions. I feel sorry for any professional that has to deal with such poor training Captains.
17th Mar 2022, 21:37
Replies: 103
Views: 20,390
Posted By ScepticalOptomist

If the company you work for is happy to spend...

If the company you work for is happy to spend some money on training, these errors can be reduced.

Unfortunately too many have succumbed to the “cheaper is better” mantra.
16th Mar 2022, 06:02
Replies: 61
Views: 11,928
Posted By ScepticalOptomist

You’re right, it’s barely a cold for most of us.

You’re right, it’s barely a cold for most of us.
Forum: Tech Log
10th Mar 2022, 07:45
Replies: 5
Views: 1,000
Posted By ScepticalOptomist

You would use them if the trim switches on the...

You would use them if the trim switches on the control column / yoke were inoperative. If you found you couldn’t trim the normal way, you could use the alternate trim switches instead.

No...
Forum: Tech Log
8th Mar 2022, 01:31
Replies: 23
Views: 2,009
Posted By ScepticalOptomist

True, but I’d hope you have an idea of what that...

True, but I’d hope you have an idea of what that attitude is beforehand!

We also follow the magenta line, after the route is checked, not blindly.
Forum: Tech Log
8th Mar 2022, 01:28
Replies: 23
Views: 2,009
Posted By ScepticalOptomist

Unfortunately I don’t have my old manuals...

Unfortunately I don’t have my old manuals anymore.

We currently use the Boeing OPT iPad app for our performance figures on the 787-9 and apart from V speeds and flap settings, all engine and...
Forum: Tech Log
2nd Mar 2022, 22:40
Replies: 23
Views: 2,009
Posted By ScepticalOptomist

For the Boeing types I have flown 747/767/787 it...

For the Boeing types I have flown 747/767/787 it was in the manufacturers manuals. A few types also generated a takeoff report via the printer giving stats on rotate rate, average pitch, maximum...
Forum: Tech Log
2nd Mar 2022, 07:43
Replies: 23
Views: 2,009
Posted By ScepticalOptomist

What does your FCOM say about rotation technique?...

What does your FCOM say about rotation technique?

Do you use Boeing OPT data / app?

Curious!
Forum: Tech Log
1st Mar 2022, 19:32
Replies: 23
Views: 2,009
Posted By ScepticalOptomist

Same at my company - even on the 787 we get a...

Same at my company - even on the 787 we get a calculated TO attitude for the all engine and the engine out case.
26th Feb 2022, 22:18
Replies: 2,817
Views: 2,577,653
Posted By ScepticalOptomist

Couldn’t agree more. The other factor that gets...

Couldn’t agree more. The other factor that gets dismissed too easily - don’t forget why most of us got into Aviation - passion for flying. The lifestyle that it brings is just the icing on the cake.
26th Feb 2022, 22:14
Replies: 49
Views: 15,346
Posted By ScepticalOptomist

I think you may be confused as to what exactly we...

I think you may be confused as to what exactly we can do. Our “reports” for this type of complaint would be ignored at best.

You would have more luck reaching out directly via Twitter or Facebook.
Forum: Tech Log
14th Feb 2022, 02:37
Replies: 15
Views: 2,223
Posted By ScepticalOptomist

If your only available airport was below minima...

If your only available airport was below minima you would declare an emergency and do whatever was required to achieve a safe landing.
Forum: Tech Log
16th Dec 2021, 08:05
Replies: 35
Views: 12,832
Posted By ScepticalOptomist

In my airline the HF check on ground (with dual...

In my airline the HF check on ground (with dual HF and satcoms) is considered complete if you hear the tuning tone after a quick transmit on the frequency. No prolonged voice transmission required.
...
Forum: Tech Log
25th Nov 2021, 10:35
Replies: 25
Views: 22,392
Posted By ScepticalOptomist

whale2guppy No, IAN is for straight in...

whale2guppy

No, IAN is for straight in approaches. Think NDB/VOR or RNAV Z approaches. RNP with curved legs should be flown using LNAV / VNAV as per the FCOM.
20th Nov 2021, 22:40
Replies: 1,268
Views: 219,863
Posted By ScepticalOptomist

Couldn’t agree more - everyone who thinks...

Couldn’t agree more - everyone who thinks otherwise is fooling themselves, or unaware of their own biases.
19th Nov 2021, 18:30
Replies: 1,268
Views: 219,863
Posted By ScepticalOptomist

Wrong - others intoxication can affect me badly. ...

Wrong - others intoxication can affect me badly.

Since I am vaccinated, I couldn’t care less if the bloke next to me is. It’s his risk, not mine.

If you believe the unvaccinated next to you is...
11th Nov 2021, 03:09
Replies: 49
Views: 16,156
Posted By ScepticalOptomist

You may not be their target audience for that...

You may not be their target audience for that route. I’ve been told there is quite the market for premium seats on the 787, hence the configuration QF went with.
I know of quite a few non business...
11th Nov 2021, 02:50
Replies: 15
Views: 6,116
Posted By ScepticalOptomist

And every other regulatory body! Wouldn’t be too...

And every other regulatory body! Wouldn’t be too worried about this happening in the next decade or two.
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