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Anyone know this pilot? Buy him a pint!

Old 8th Feb 2019, 13:29
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Anyone know this pilot? Buy him a pint!


BA276 at LHR 08/02/19
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Old 8th Feb 2019, 13:39
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Why buy him/her a pint?
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Old 8th Feb 2019, 13:47
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Why not? Awesome flying skills, yes I know it is trained for, but it isn't a daily occurrence and was very impressive to watch. The comment was meant in appreciation.
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Old 8th Feb 2019, 13:56
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BANG!
Ladies and Gentlemen, as you may have just noticed we have arrived at London Heathrow - Oh wait no, no we haven't...

A wild day today all over the UK - Glad I'm not on some tiddler like a Flybe Q400 being flung about
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Old 8th Feb 2019, 13:57
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All in a days work. Just for one split second I thought they were going to try and rescue it!
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Old 8th Feb 2019, 16:08
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I wonder what Leeds/Bradford's like today?
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Old 8th Feb 2019, 16:11
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Why are such things always described as 'insane'?
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Old 8th Feb 2019, 16:15
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Why is the gear not retracting?
Our call was "Go Around, Flaps, - Positive rate, Gear Up."
Or did they think they might have broken something?

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Old 8th Feb 2019, 17:23
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Just love Big Jet TV, they seem to have more lamp posts, buses and other rubbish in them than the rest of these awful sites put together!
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Old 8th Feb 2019, 17:23
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Originally Posted by dixi188 View Post
Why is the gear not retracting?
Our call was "Go Around, Flaps, - Positive rate, Gear Up."
Or did they think they might have broken something?
No, standard go-around in wind-sheer, maintain positive rate of climb, do not raise landing gear or adjust flaps.

Good video capture (for the pedantic of you) , windshear in the flare, nose down to maintain speed, TOGA, maintain positive climb rate, wait until clear of shear, recover.

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Old 8th Feb 2019, 19:50
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For those who can't view Twitter videos, there is a version on the BBC homepage: https://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-47177...athrow-airport
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Old 8th Feb 2019, 20:07
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Originally Posted by slingsby View Post
Good capture, windshear in the flare, nose down to maintain speed, TOGA, maintain positive climb rate, wait until clear of shear, recover.
Well if that's what they actually did then it's not a good capture at all.
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Old 8th Feb 2019, 20:51
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good capture of the video numpty
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Old 8th Feb 2019, 20:53
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Originally Posted by slingsby View Post
good capture of the video numpty
Too assume that one would have to take the comment completely out of context.
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Old 8th Feb 2019, 21:35
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Originally Posted by Chesty Morgan View Post
Too assume that one would have to take the comment completely out of context.
Well he wrote it, so presumably he knows what he meant.
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Old 9th Feb 2019, 08:30
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Originally Posted by Evey_Hammond View Post
Why not? Awesome flying skills, yes I know it is trained for, but it isn't a daily occurrence and was very impressive to watch. The comment was meant in appreciation.
Because he earns > 110k per annum and can well afford his own beer.

Commercial pilots exist in another financial reality to most of the rest of us. Try not to think of them in normal human terms, in my experience they generally don't reciprocate. They merely tolerate us and our limited abilities.
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Old 9th Feb 2019, 09:52
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Originally Posted by DaveReidUK View Post
Well he wrote it, so presumably he knows what he meant.
The whole purpose of writing a post is so other people know what you mean. Or you may as well just keep it to yourself.
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Old 9th Feb 2019, 09:52
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No need to be bitter about it. If you’d worked hard at school, too, you also could be a pilot.
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Old 9th Feb 2019, 13:42
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The only people deserving of a pint are the Boeing undercarriage engineers.

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Old 9th Feb 2019, 13:44
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Originally Posted by RedhillPhil View Post
I wonder what Leeds/Bradford's like today?
I can confirm that both Glasgow and Bristol were rough as old boots. And with less than half the runway, though perfectly manageable with the correct technique...


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