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Old 29th Jun 2001, 07:01
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correct its a different plane(with! cargo space up front) overall.

I do agree on the part about taking no gambles at LCY, it is a lot of fun when all is well, but if you relax....it bites you in the rear!

Indeed the 10 is the best on a sunny day when it's bussy.

And about who occupies the most stands when its bussy??? since we don't fly the 146 you are both incorrect...it us the "fat lady" painter.

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Old 30th Jun 2001, 03:11
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Aha! Thought so.

Well, today we had 4x 146 and 2x Dash 8 all parked at the same time...

You guys always worry us when you take off. We were sure one of your aircraft had experienced and engine failure a few days back, it was climbing so slowly. Guess you must have good loads!

Enjoy your wonderful Fokker flight deck... think of us poor folk with our clockwork dials and big switches...
 
Old 1st Jul 2001, 16:41
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Yes you can say that. We frequently have it maxed out sort of waiting for that gust to make our perf. Do you guy's use KGS as well? The girls are pretty good on theire job but a few guy's worry me all the time.

The identity crisis on your a/c is just commercialy?

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Old 2nd Jul 2001, 14:56
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No, we use Servisair (who are actually very good indeed).

It is a bit unfortunate that we use the AF-liveried aircraft sometimes at LCY. They were all originally painted for franchise routes, but find themselves on other routes from time to time as the ops plan changes. With Citijet in the same livery, it gets confusing.

Hopefully that will be a thing of the past when the new RJX arrives...
 
Old 2nd Jul 2001, 17:37
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So the new era is approaching for you too!! I have to admit i havn't been on a 146 flight deck yet! so i can not pass jugement on the setup but is the RJX so revolutionary in comparison to the avro?

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Old 2nd Jul 2001, 21:54
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Well if you want to see one, that can be arranged next time we are both in LCY! Prepare to be underwhelmed though!

As far as I know, the RJX flight deck is essentially the same as the RJ, only difference being the EICAS/FADEC (for the new engines). Sad that they couldn't have upgraded it to a "real" EFIS steup.

I have seen the RJX flying from Woodford a few times, it appears to have a lot of performance compared to the 146. The test crew were certainly flinging it about the sky with great enthusiasm.

I guess we'll soon see how it REALLY goes...
 
Old 3rd Jul 2001, 02:34
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Meaning that the RJ's don't have the real thing on board(not the complete setup EFIS)? That's a dissapointment. Our little plane that could has the limited version meaning; "we have the screens and the computers on board but it was to expensive to hook them together" except from the interface we have it all digital with analog display, figure that!

We'll have to figure out a secret handshake if we are going to meet in LCY????

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Old 3rd Jul 2001, 04:25
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Bizarre!

As far as I know, the RJX has the same EFIS fit as later 146-300s. That is two small displays stacked vertically in front of eack pilot, one for attitude and one for nav. All the other stuff like altimeters and ASIs are analogue. No speed tapes or any of that clever stuff.

Maybe we should get some PPRuNe badges for secret LCY meetings...
 
Old 3rd Jul 2001, 20:05
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Suggest IFR as bloke for badges.......

Interesting thread BTW.

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Old 3rd Jul 2001, 21:40
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well if there is no awe to do in the electronics dep. on the new RJX there must be a **** of a lot diff in perf.

PPRuNe badge sounds like a plan except on a random day every one on the tarmac(and in the tower) could be potentialy wearing one!!! i have a feeling that PPRuNe has a very wide spread followers representation among us "City" folk a.k.a. "The Chosen one's".

Sorry about this but i get carried away on this sometimes.



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Old 4th Jul 2001, 04:07
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Hmmm, perhaps we should come up with a "LCY Pilots" badge or something. It certainly is the most fun you can legally have in an airliner. I love the place. I haven't landed from a 3 degree glideslope in 2 years!

Maybe we can whip up a small batch of badges, or maybe a T-shirt. Any ideas?

For easy identification at LCY, we could put something red on the glareshield... sort of a "PPRuNers here" sign...
 
Old 5th Jul 2001, 13:25
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I think a cool designed T-shirt will do the trick. Its a bit hard to wear on your days at the office but hey what do we care about uniform regs.

Any artistic tallents out there who can volunteer any design??? my gift for creativeness stops at touchdown in LCY.

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Old 5th Jul 2001, 15:38
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Lets get an idea of numbers... who is interested?
 
Old 11th Jul 2001, 03:24
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Tee shirts sound ok.

P.S. The RJs have a speed tape plus the vsi is on the pfd as per std efis.
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Old 11th Jul 2001, 20:14
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I haven't landed from a 3 degree glideslope in 2 years!
, RD, doesn't ATC have any objections on you doing steep approaches into EDI?
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Old 12th Jul 2001, 00:04
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Maybe we could have LCY stickers made. We could stick them on the side of the a/c under the cockpit windows - one for each landing and departure. A bit like ww2 and putting "kills" on the side of you mk9 or bf109.

Ok, maybe t-shirts then......
 
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Hi Radalt... well, the problem is, I never land at EDI!

Anyone have any T-shirt design ideas?
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Old 13th Jul 2001, 13:28
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Personally I think we should have a competition for bad landings.

We could judge it in the tower, and hold up large cards with marks out of 10. Maybe a prize for the worst of the day? (Although it would proabably go to Aer Fungus every day).

ps. anyone caught up by slots yesterday (Thursday evening) many applolgies. Flow were being very Nazistic and refused to co-operate in any way shape or form!
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Old 13th Jul 2001, 15:24
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Hey Raw Data, woz it really you I greeted thru the R/T yesterday at 20:36? Pity you were just going, it would have been a pleasure for me to just come over and shake your hand
And talking about counting, well at that very time there was a 2 against 1, so the winner is...

For the other guys who were on the freq at the time and to the controller, my sincere apologies for the unprofessional interfering during a busy time, but I just could'nt resist

This would have been a good time to put the PPRuNe banner out!
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Old 13th Jul 2001, 15:27
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Now that RAF has leased C-17 at enormous cost can a C-17 get in and out of LCY?
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