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24th May 2022, 15:35
Replies: 101
Views: 16,702
Posted By wiggy

MPN11 Yep it was indeed an interesting...

MPN11

Yep it was indeed an interesting environment.

FWIW there was at least one similar incident to the one Fortissimo described back end of 82/early 83 (I think one of those involved used to...
16th May 2022, 09:58
Replies: 56
Views: 23,222
Posted By wiggy

Umm..well since we are into opinions here’s...

Umm..well since we are into opinions here’s mine…over the years I’ve:

Shared crewrooms with a couple of individuals who went on to be in the reds.

For a time worked alongside them every day,...
Forum: Jet Blast
14th May 2022, 08:33
Replies: 12,774
Views: 1,844,959
Posted By wiggy

Haven't travelled across borders that much...

Haven't travelled across borders that much recently but PAF (Border police) at our local French Regional Airport have always scanned passports/given them a hard look and I gather these days as a Brit...
Forum: Jet Blast
13th May 2022, 20:46
Replies: 12,774
Views: 1,844,959
Posted By wiggy

It's a Schengen rule, certainly pre-dates Brexit,...

It's a Schengen rule, certainly pre-dates Brexit, may well go back to the original agreement from the mid 80's ....

Some Brits living in the EU and others with insight on the matter were warning...
Replies: 114
Views: 20,420
Posted By wiggy

I’m out of the industry now so can’t contribute...

I’m out of the industry now so can’t contribute much but as a starter given your location I take it you know about this place just up the road from Chez nous….

ENAC ...
7th May 2022, 11:48
Replies: 418
Views: 179,254
Posted By wiggy

Well certainly at least one carrier ;) has for...

Well certainly at least one carrier ;) has for some months now certainly been advertising and selling tickets for flights on what looks remarkably like their pre-Covid schedule on a couple of routes...
7th May 2022, 09:09
Replies: 418
Views: 179,254
Posted By wiggy

There's residual loyalty to BA in his household...

There's residual loyalty to BA in his household as well but was severely tested in the run up to Easter when one family members flights were "rejigged" :rolleyes: so comprehensively that their travel...
5th May 2022, 19:44
Replies: 57
Views: 23,645
Posted By wiggy

As what next points out the trainee is trained...

As what next points out the trainee is trained and checked out on aircraft handling, including what to do in the event of pilot incapacitation during the simulator phase of the course, as part of the...
4th May 2022, 14:57
Replies: 57
Views: 23,645
Posted By wiggy

Agreed with regard to the outbound sector but I...

Agreed with regard to the outbound sector but I guess the problem is if there isn't a spare :ooh: trainer at destination how do you repatriate the trainee?

If this really occurred it's obviously a...
Forum: ATC Issues
1st May 2022, 10:18
Replies: 7
Views: 1,098
Posted By wiggy

Certainly not unusual (at least up until a couple...

Certainly not unusual (at least up until a couple of years back) for it to be an option in places in the Caribbean when the weather was good.

I suspect the problem now at many airports is that...
25th Apr 2022, 07:12
Replies: 39
Views: 3,968
Posted By wiggy

Similar here, up until a couple of years back I...

Similar here, up until a couple of years back I worked at a large UK airline with for example one individual who wore ribbons due service in the Falklands conflict, another one ribbons due to their...
24th Apr 2022, 09:04
Replies: 74
Views: 20,772
Posted By wiggy

Didn't there used to be something in the books...

Didn't there used to be something in the books about surfaces being "clean" in the context of all weather ops and contamination?

I know use of speedtape as/is fairly widespread for small dinks (as...
24th Apr 2022, 08:05
Replies: 418
Views: 179,254
Posted By wiggy

That's was the sort of thing I was hinting at...

That's was the sort of thing I was hinting at with my comment about this supposed plan being interesting on so many levels.

I don't know how much leverage UNITE/BASSA have anymore at BA but...
23rd Apr 2022, 07:26
Replies: 418
Views: 179,254
Posted By wiggy

So the idea is recruit staff for a MAD base to...

So the idea is recruit staff for a MAD base to actually operate (as presumably cabin crew) on BA Short Haul flights ex-LHR?

Interesting idea on many levels....
22nd Apr 2022, 08:17
Replies: 180
Views: 84,549
Posted By wiggy

Well true the JFK - CDG sector won't have been a...

Well true the JFK - CDG sector won't have been a long one (by Long Haul standards) but what was the entirety of the trip flown by the crew?

I certainly recall occasionally feeling pretty...
13th Apr 2022, 13:53
Replies: 1
Views: 1,496
Posted By wiggy

Further report from this AM naming the pilots: ...

Further report from this AM naming the pilots:
...
12th Apr 2022, 15:21
Replies: 180
Views: 84,549
Posted By wiggy

I thought pressing TOGA on the T7 led to the...

I thought pressing TOGA on the T7 led to the aircraft maintaining whatever track it was following at the instant TOGA was pressed....
It's the next button press that might have caused...
10th Apr 2022, 20:18
Replies: 2
Views: 619
Posted By wiggy

Not much kicking off over here just yet, greve...

Not much kicking off over here just yet, greve wise...

FWIW it was the Presidential, round one of two today.

The elections to the National Assembly are probably a closer match to the UK GE and...
Forum: Tech Log
6th Apr 2022, 06:38
Replies: 7
Views: 856
Posted By wiggy

As others have said and AFAIK the IRSs do not...

As others have said and AFAIK the IRSs do not realign in flight.

The FMC present position is probably the core variable for most navigation and that is derived by a cunning mix of IRS, GPS, radio...
4th Apr 2022, 19:12
Replies: 58
Views: 12,837
Posted By wiggy

The IT at BA may well be a mess and is certainly...

The IT at BA may well be a mess and is certainly worthy of debate but from what I'm hearing this week's issue is very much Covid bug related, not IT bug related..

Some sectors/trips are apparently...
31st Mar 2022, 07:08
Replies: 38
Views: 13,513
Posted By wiggy

Is this a change from fixed percentage...

Is this a change from fixed percentage contingency to statistical or something more sinister?

If it’s a move to statistical then agree with Kennytheking’s comments.
30th Mar 2022, 06:54
Replies: 7
Views: 732
Posted By wiggy

I think I saw the profile at some point but can’t...

I think I saw the profile at some point but can’t remember any great detail other than (as you can probably work out from the narrative) it was quite a switchback).

In addition if recall it...
28th Mar 2022, 20:27
Replies: 7
Views: 1,055
Posted By wiggy

Shorter Oxford English Dictionary.. ...

Shorter Oxford English Dictionary..

“destination”: “ place to which a person or thing is going, the intended end of a journey”

It might perhaps be more slightly more accurate if BA had written...
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Mar 2022, 17:16
Replies: 178
Views: 29,692
Posted By wiggy

Brexit or not, EU or not from what I’ve seen...

Brexit or not, EU or not from what I’ve seen companies operating in France have historically been very very hard pressed to get rid of permanent employees….

Doing so often involves a lengthy...
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Mar 2022, 13:00
Replies: 178
Views: 29,692
Posted By wiggy

French Regional newspaper...

French Regional newspaper (https://www.sudouest.fr/economie/emploi/emploi-la-compagnie-p-o-ferries-licencie-800-marins-pour-assurer-la-survie-de-l-entreprise-10171490.php)

Yesterday’s edition,...
15th Mar 2022, 21:48
Replies: 5
Views: 769
Posted By wiggy

Gemini 3??? Funnily enough if you look at...

Gemini 3???

Funnily enough if you look at the transcript from Apollo 17 EVA2 at the point when this sample was collected there was the following exchange between Bob Parker, the Capcom, and Gene...
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Mar 2022, 12:33
Replies: 53
Views: 7,461
Posted By wiggy

Disagreeing publically with a mod who took it...

Disagreeing publically with a mod who took it upon themselves to selectively edit/delete posts if they didn’t conform with the desired groupthink….
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Feb 2022, 14:54
Replies: 29
Views: 6,646
Posted By wiggy

Oh yes…with Kim B looking utterly drop dead...

Oh yes…with Kim B looking utterly drop dead gorgeous…..but remember that comment is “Off the record, on the QT, and very hush-hush :ok:
23rd Feb 2022, 07:28
Replies: 64
Views: 18,145
Posted By wiggy

Is it to late to say….Wooosh..:ok::oh:

Is it to late to say….Wooosh..:ok::oh:
21st Feb 2022, 13:06
Replies: 11
Views: 941
Posted By wiggy

Sorry to hear all that but not surprised…..I left...

Sorry to hear all that but not surprised…..I left BA 2 years back, so this the following opinion is based on working under different senior management.



Manning was cut to the bone years ago...
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Feb 2022, 11:19
Replies: 129
Views: 25,495
Posted By wiggy

I know some people doing him entertaining, and...

I know some people doing him entertaining, and yes the “oohs” and “ash’s” and “big boy” comments get him likes, but I’m not sure calling co-pilot “sprogs”, claiming that as a spotter you can have...
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Feb 2022, 11:03
Replies: 129
Views: 25,495
Posted By wiggy

Nothing wrong with dispatching towards the sort...

Nothing wrong with dispatching towards the sort of weather that was forecast yesterday as long as you load enough fuel to keep options open and don’t actually land at a time the wind is actually out...
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Feb 2022, 07:49
Replies: 15
Views: 1,761
Posted By wiggy

Well that was a good whinge… It’s...

Well that was a good whinge…

It’s interesting to see that as British residents have started traveling again there seem to have been an increasing number of rants on social media about how unfair...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Feb 2022, 20:54
Replies: 129
Views: 25,495
Posted By wiggy

Looking at the current TAF for Heathrow the oh...

Looking at the current TAF for Heathrow the oh dark thirty properly early arrivals such as QF1 might just get in ahead of the really nasty cross winds..it’s meant to be a light breeze up until 0300...
16th Feb 2022, 08:44
Replies: 12
Views: 1,350
Posted By wiggy

It does happen a lot….not just phones, quite...

It does happen a lot….not just phones, quite often passports, sometimes jewelry……and it almost always seemed to occur at the end of a umpteen hour sector into base when all those involved really...
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