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9th May 2022, 08:59
Replies: 2
Views: 2,505
Posted By Superpilot

Looks like max 1 or 2 domestic flights in the air...

Looks like max 1 or 2 domestic flights in the air right now. Looks like they followed through after all?...
25th Apr 2022, 10:14
Replies: 51
Views: 11,085
Posted By Superpilot

Thomas Cook did the part time recruitment leading...

Thomas Cook did the part time recruitment leading on to full time thing for over a decade. And I could be mistaken, but so have Monarch and Jet2? It's nothing new and for the vast majority it does...
Forum: Tech Log
19th Apr 2022, 08:23
Replies: 7
Views: 1,160
Posted By Superpilot

https://www.icao.int/airnavigation/sidstar/Pages/F...

https://www.icao.int/airnavigation/sidstar/Pages/FAQ_Flight-Crews.aspx

FAQ #5:5. Is the SID cancelled when the aircraft is cleared direct to a fix along the SID?No, issuing a CLEARED DIRECT...
Forum: Tech Log
11th Mar 2022, 04:31
Replies: 43
Views: 38,388
Posted By Superpilot

Old thread I know, but given the changes over the...

Old thread I know, but given the changes over the last decade, I now use:

GUTLESS.W
(Gutless Wonder, American slang often cited in Westerns)

GPWS/EGPWS Warnings and Cautions
Unreliable Speed...
7th Mar 2022, 08:01
Replies: 6
Views: 1,192
Posted By Superpilot

I'm pretty sure you've misread, they are simply...

I'm pretty sure you've misread, they are simply asking for BOTH licenses.
4th Mar 2022, 15:37
Replies: 28
Views: 24,753
Posted By Superpilot

And now IAG reporting issues: ...

And now IAG reporting issues:

https://www.reuters.com/business/aerospace-defense/exclusive-ba-owner-iag-has-some-surface-issues-with-airbus-a350-jets-2022-03-02/

Is it time to admit Qatar was...
2nd Mar 2022, 07:56
Replies: 28
Views: 24,753
Posted By Superpilot

Oh oh. Emirates demanding the problem be...

Oh oh. Emirates demanding the problem be "cracked" prior to any A350 deliveries:

https://www.ch-aviation.com/portal/news/113072-emirates-threatens-airbus-over-a350-quality-issues
21st Feb 2022, 08:15
Replies: 26
Views: 16,650
Posted By Superpilot

I've been using PPJN since it was launched. With...

I've been using PPJN since it was launched. With all due respect, 50-60% of what was posted on PPJN was either emotionally charged nonsense or 7+ years old. PPJN gave the illusion it had a lot of...
20th Jan 2022, 14:28
Replies: 165
Views: 36,353
Posted By Superpilot

The Airbus RA1+2 ECAM is a beast. Definitely...

The Airbus RA1+2 ECAM is a beast. Definitely "keeps you in the loop" and things get even more exciting when the gear goes down. This fault is practiced in the sim quite often. The implications of...
5th Jan 2022, 16:25
Replies: 358
Views: 152,465
Posted By Superpilot

Like most things, there's a time and place. Busy...

Like most things, there's a time and place. Busy international airport, forget it. Greek Islands, fill your boots.
30th Dec 2021, 09:07
Replies: 586
Views: 307,929
Posted By Superpilot

Cheers (very much)

Cheers
(very much)
29th Dec 2021, 15:39
Replies: 358
Views: 152,465
Posted By Superpilot

Spot on post there 1201alarm. This should be a...

Spot on post there 1201alarm. This should be a basic instinct for a pilot. It reminds me of an incident a few years back... On a 787, I witnessed an occasion when a trainer decided to get all excited...
29th Dec 2021, 10:42
Replies: 358
Views: 152,465
Posted By Superpilot

The standard practice at the many airlines I've...

The standard practice at the many airlines I've worked at has been to set 9900 during the preflight. I have never seen 00000 in my life. I would never allow it. It's just instinctively wrong. The 900...
27th Dec 2021, 06:42
Replies: 183
Views: 80,162
Posted By Superpilot

Appendix A, Items 3 & 3A .. Is interesting....

Appendix A, Items 3 & 3A

.. Is interesting. I experienced what I could only say at the time was uncommanded and erratic pitching during an airline assessment on the 737 Max back towards the end of...
21st Dec 2021, 05:25
Replies: 26
Views: 16,650
Posted By Superpilot

PPJN updates are dependent on people sharing...

PPJN updates are dependent on people sharing information. And quite honestly we've become a bit pathetic compared to 10 years ago in this regard. We keep our cards close to our chests not sharing the...
16th Dec 2021, 06:34
Replies: 440
Views: 175,862
Posted By Superpilot

Wise investors who know and understand that a...

Wise investors who know and understand that a happy and committed workforce is a company's best asset. Just look to the US. Heavily unionised and still making major profit.
1st Dec 2021, 10:43
Replies: 174
Views: 48,262
Posted By Superpilot

I found their email responses slow and the...

I found their email responses slow and the website looks like it was developed in Lotus Notes from 1996. Needs a refresh, a bit like the country.
Forum: Tech Log
29th Nov 2021, 09:16
Replies: 9
Views: 1,654
Posted By Superpilot

For a minute there I thought he was serious.

For a minute there I thought he was serious.
26th Jul 2021, 09:38
Replies: 53
Views: 23,040
Posted By Superpilot

I've worked it out. Obvious when you think about...

I've worked it out. Obvious when you think about it. Regardless of Brexit, an Irish company can still employ a British Citizen or those with UK employment rights (and vice versa) without any special...
18th Jul 2021, 15:55
Replies: 129
Views: 50,401
Posted By Superpilot

I've heard this before but being on edge all the...

I've heard this before but being on edge all the time has negative effects too and it sucks the fun out of the job, no?
18th Jul 2021, 03:53
Replies: 129
Views: 50,401
Posted By Superpilot

A good practice is to brief the actions, not just...

A good practice is to brief the actions, not just the chart. Especially in windy conditions. Ask your junior colleagues what they would do in the event of.... Same applies to a rapid decomp if you're...
Forum: Tech Log
15th Jun 2021, 22:40
Replies: 48
Views: 6,330
Posted By Superpilot

Mistrust of automation is definitely more common...

Mistrust of automation is definitely more common amongst Boeing pilots. Historically speaking, quite understandable. Though Boeing have tried on the 787, seems type chiefs are just not interested in...
Forum: Tech Log
6th Jun 2021, 05:58
Replies: 12
Views: 1,929
Posted By Superpilot

For Airbus, there is currently no requirement to...

For Airbus, there is currently no requirement to use a STCd or TSOd headset. The subject matter was pulled from all documents and the last circular for "approved" headsets is almost 20 years old....
18th Apr 2021, 12:04
Replies: 418
Views: 179,254
Posted By Superpilot

When you practically own the oil supply and pay...

When you practically own the oil supply and pay your cabin crew a grand a month, yes you can offer 5* for the price of 2!
Forum: Tech Log
13th Apr 2021, 12:26
Replies: 25
Views: 5,476
Posted By Superpilot

Yeah I was struggling to think of a term. Not...

Yeah I was struggling to think of a term. Not "normal" isn't the way to describe it.
Forum: Tech Log
13th Apr 2021, 03:58
Replies: 25
Views: 5,476
Posted By Superpilot

Thanks. However, I think the reference might have...

Thanks. However, I think the reference might have changed. Could not find it in the latest publication. I found a nice explanation at AOPA although they don't mention flap setting taking your...
Forum: Tech Log
12th Apr 2021, 19:46
Replies: 25
Views: 5,476
Posted By Superpilot

Consider that an A321, or any modern Airbus for...

Consider that an A321, or any modern Airbus for that matter, could easily be 10 kts faster over the threshold given a strong headwind (GS Mini). Are we therefore to say that whenever the approach...
11th Feb 2021, 10:36
Replies: 34
Views: 17,969
Posted By Superpilot

It should. And it will be.

It should. And it will be.
9th Jan 2021, 16:08
Replies: 3
Views: 1,908
Posted By Superpilot

You are right, they are encoders. I found a...

You are right, they are encoders. I found a substitute: https://www.mouser.co.uk/ProductDeta...frBpeWJg%3D%3D...
1st Jan 2021, 10:05
Replies: 3
Views: 1,908
Posted By Superpilot

A320 FCU potentiometers behind SPD, HDG, ALT and VS knobs

Happy New Year's guys...

The A320 FCU uses some unique momentary (non-latching) pull/push type potentiometers for the SPD, HDG, ALT and VS controls. Have any of you brave souls ever took an FCU...
3rd Nov 2020, 11:35
Replies: 2
Views: 1,744
Posted By Superpilot

The same agency is not going to put in multiple...

The same agency is not going to put in multiple applications for you at different airlines. It'll be one at a time. If one airline doesn't like the experience, and you get rejected nice and early...
29th Oct 2020, 11:10
Replies: 10
Views: 4,864
Posted By Superpilot

1. Language/military controllers can't converse...

1. Language/military controllers can't converse in English that well
2. Yes, certain areas contain sensitive sites that cannot be viewed by non-security cleared foreign devils (though they will...
20th Oct 2020, 08:27
Replies: 2,033
Views: 1,498,833
Posted By Superpilot

Ordinarily PilotLZ, I would agree but...

Ordinarily PilotLZ, I would agree but Scandinavians are different. They realise that their benefits are funded by taxpayers (including themselves) and administered by the government for the benefit...
22nd Sep 2020, 16:21
Replies: 113
Views: 40,340
Posted By Superpilot

When you run the numbers, P2F is the most...

When you run the numbers, P2F is the most exaggerated thing pilots get annoyed about. It just doesn't happen on the scale people think. WizzAir have slave contracts but it's not quite P2F. SmartLynx...
10th Sep 2020, 13:33
Replies: 156
Views: 107,773
Posted By Superpilot

Joe Sutter, the Lead Engineer of the first ever...

Joe Sutter, the Lead Engineer of the first ever Jumbo was asked to cut 1000 engineers from Boeing so they could have enough funds to market and build the aircraft. He walked into the meeting room and...
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