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21st Nov 2019, 18:29
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Posted By RetiredBA/BY

Heading downhill, at rapid ROD, close to the...

Heading downhill, at rapid ROD, close to the ground, no pilot is going to release up elevator to try and use manual trim !!!!!
Self preservation cuts in with instinctive action to PULL, just as...
20th Nov 2019, 08:22
Replies: 21
Views: 9,642
Posted By RetiredBA/BY

Been there and done that in a B2, just once, took...

Been there and done that in a B2, just once, took quite a while, but FL 500 in a clean T19 was no problem.
Taught me a lot about engine handling and manoeuvre margins, low speed stall,...
13th Nov 2019, 20:56
Replies: 12
Views: 2,874
Posted By RetiredBA/BY

Anyone know how many hours are on the airframe. I...

Anyone know how many hours are on the airframe. I flew it when it was brand new at least 25 years ago.
9th Nov 2019, 14:36
Replies: 27
Views: 10,570
Posted By RetiredBA/BY

.....and a. 767 -200 with CF 6 80 - c2 engines at...

.....and a. 767 -200 with CF 6 80 - c2 engines at full chat ( I had cracked reverse on taxi out to conserve the brakes, dumped the derate !) Cologne to Amsterdam, just 15 tonnes of fuel and 20 pax,...
8th Nov 2019, 09:27
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Views: 3,616,783
Posted By RetiredBA/BY

Why was it SO difficult for Boeing to design a...

Why was it SO difficult for Boeing to design a system which endowed the aircraft with proper handling and stall protection when the Concorde designers created such a system over 50 years ago ?

On...
5th Nov 2019, 12:51
Replies: 12
Views: 5,317
Posted By RetiredBA/BY

Having flown with Air Europa, transatlantic a few...

Having flown with Air Europa, transatlantic a few times, full fare business class, it is clear they offer an excellent service. My bet is they will be an asset to IAG.
30th Oct 2019, 17:02
Replies: 18
Views: 4,907
Posted By RetiredBA/BY

Yes agreed, but still utter nonsense. As I read...

Yes agreed, but still utter nonsense. As I read it youngsters below the age of 18 can’t go out flying on their own as they are then the “manager of the machine.
30th Oct 2019, 14:08
Replies: 18
Views: 4,907
Posted By RetiredBA/BY

So the minimum age is 18. Dear gods, I was flying...

So the minimum age is 18. Dear gods, I was flying a REAL Jet Provost before I was 18 having soloed a glider at aged 14.

My 10 year old grandson will continue flying his electric powered model LONG...
28th Oct 2019, 10:05
Replies: 21
Views: 6,768
Posted By RetiredBA/BY

Thanks guys, all clear, but at first I thought my...

Thanks guys, all clear, but at first I thought my eyes were fooling me, I have never seen a 160 before.

My two grandsons thought they were both Concordes at first !
26th Oct 2019, 21:40
Replies: 21
Views: 6,768
Posted By RetiredBA/BY

Tu160s in Jo,berg

Two Tu 160s plus an A124 were parked at Jo,berg this afternoon.

Anyone know why etc . ?
21st Oct 2019, 13:53
Replies: 174
Views: 97,279
Posted By RetiredBA/BY

So how doe one define the appropriate point ? ...

So how doe one define the appropriate point ?

My suggestion of low key as a “gate” ( and if you cant make the height for low key due cloud cover, extra speed at a lower height, similar total...
20th Oct 2019, 11:35
Replies: 174
Views: 97,279
Posted By RetiredBA/BY

No not at all, but just comparing my real world...

No not at all, but just comparing my real world experience of how it WAS done, and why it was changed with the event in question.

It seems our opinions may differ but I got to the end of my career...
20th Oct 2019, 06:29
Replies: 174
Views: 97,279
Posted By RetiredBA/BY

Trivia, really ? They were not done at CFS or...

Trivia, really ?
They were not done at CFS or SORF even though our “ students” were all qualified pilots, some highly so. That was 1970 to 73..
19th Oct 2019, 18:47
Replies: 174
Views: 97,279
Posted By RetiredBA/BY

OK, so do tell me , how many. EFATOs have been ...

OK, so do tell me , how many. EFATOs have been successfully concluded , and how many , airframes and lives, have been lost in training for this event ? Lets make a realistic comparison. ... and ...
19th Oct 2019, 05:29
Replies: 174
Views: 97,279
Posted By RetiredBA/BY

​​​​​​I corrected that to LOW KEY. On the JP that...

​​​​​​I corrected that to LOW KEY. On the JP that was 1500, guess the Hawk is around 2000 plus. I make the point that the low key is a minimum height, its a Decision Height as to whether to continue....
18th Oct 2019, 18:02
Replies: 174
Views: 97,279
Posted By RetiredBA/BY

.......and that, gentlemen, is EXACTLY why in an...

.......and that, gentlemen, is EXACTLY why in an earlier post I was suggesting a. GATE at low key, but no-one seems to have taken that onboard.

Perhaps AOC 22 group, and Commandant CFS ( once my...
16th Oct 2019, 14:20
Replies: 174
Views: 97,279
Posted By RetiredBA/BY

Rear seat occupant or not it seems to me that a...

Rear seat occupant or not it seems to me that a more stringent approach to this form of training is required.

I would suggest that it should be a requirement that if low key cannot be made at the...
15th Oct 2019, 18:00
Replies: 174
Views: 97,279
Posted By RetiredBA/BY

Does anyone have any statistics as to the number...

Does anyone have any statistics as to the number of flameouts shortly after take off on Hawks ?
14th Oct 2019, 13:44
Replies: 174
Views: 97,279
Posted By RetiredBA/BY

I was not speaking as a transport pilot, but as a...

I was not speaking as a transport pilot, but as a former RAF standards QFI.
I , too, wanted and tried hard to be, right on top of handling my jet, “just” a JP but CFS decided the risk of turnbacks...
14th Oct 2019, 09:58
Replies: 174
Views: 97,279
Posted By RetiredBA/BY

Another turnback fatality. In the JP environment,...

Another turnback fatality. In the JP environment, ( where I was trained and instructed) back in the late 60s we stopped them after a number of accidents practising for an exceptionally unlikely...
12th Oct 2019, 09:55
Replies: 519
Views: 598,776
Posted By RetiredBA/BY

Perhaps Cruz and Walsh should read the articles...

Perhaps Cruz and Walsh should read the articles on Hays Travel and reflect on how well the Hays family have done , and how they value and reward their staff.
9th Oct 2019, 19:25
Replies: 15
Views: 5,117
Posted By RetiredBA/BY

A lot if comment by guys who have done little, if...

A lot if comment by guys who have done little, if anything, themselves, instant experts.

Give Hays some credit, they have expanded their business enormously, starting from almost nothing , AND its...
30th Sep 2019, 19:06
Replies: 519
Views: 598,776
Posted By RetiredBA/BY

Not sure what you guys are on. Have any of you...

Not sure what you guys are on. Have any of you ever run a business ?

When things are going well, very well indeed, why the hell risk damaging it to try and get yet more.

A totally pointless...
29th Sep 2019, 18:28
Replies: 519
Views: 598,776
Posted By RetiredBA/BY

Can someone tell me why, in gods name, Walsh and...

Can someone tell me why, in gods name, Walsh and Cruz would want to crush BALPA, . whose members have been pivotal in helping BA generate records profits of 2 b at a time when other airlines are...
22nd Sep 2019, 09:16
Replies: 519
Views: 598,776
Posted By RetiredBA/BY

[LEFT] I doubt you understand the underlying...

[LEFT]
I doubt you understand the underlying issues of the Australian strikes.

I do, I was there and discussed the issues with senior Australian Airlines management.

What those pilots were...
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