britannia191a
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Continental 21

Sun Sep 24, 2006 6:39 pm

Does anyone know whats up with CO21. I just heard him on ATC request a return to London Gatwick at FLight Level 130, heading 135 at present.
He took off from Manchester and this was on the 128.05 frequency around Wallasey.

If there was a problem which there appears to be why does he want to go to LGW rather then MAN and hes cruising at FL130, especially in the Thunderstorms we have at present
 
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RE: Continental 21

Sun Sep 24, 2006 10:14 pm

According to CO's website, CO21 landed at LGW at 1115, and it is delayed to 1500 so far for "maintenance".
So it does appear that had a mechanical problem. It is a 757.
 
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RE: Continental 21

Mon Sep 25, 2006 9:54 am

On a seperate issue, you UK aviatore use Flight Levels below 18,000' MSL? In America, altitude is oly reported using flightlevels above 17,999 MSL.
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RE: Continental 21

Mon Sep 25, 2006 10:24 am

Quoting Summa767 (Reply 1):
So it does appear that had a mechanical problem. It is a 757

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RE: Continental 21

Mon Sep 25, 2006 10:51 am

Quoting IAHcsr (Reply 3):
Ship 122 .. Arrived EWR a bit late ...

Yeah, just a tad...7:01 hours  Big grin
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RE: Continental 21

Mon Sep 25, 2006 2:37 pm

Quoting RamerinianAir (Reply 2):
On a seperate issue, you UK aviatore use Flight Levels below 18,000' MSL? In America, altitude is oly reported using flightlevels above 17,999 MSL.
SR

Last time I checked that was more or less a standard EU ATC thing....

I guess it just eases communications.....
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britannia191a
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RE: Continental 21

Mon Sep 25, 2006 3:16 pm

Quoting Summa767 (Reply 1):
According to CO's website, CO21 landed at LGW at 1115, and it is delayed to 1500 so far for "maintenance".
So it does appear that had a mechanical problem. It is a 757.

Does anyone know what the problem was. It stayed at FL130 from Wallasey until it started its descent for LGW even though it orginally departed MAN.
 
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RE: Continental 21

Mon Sep 25, 2006 3:20 pm

Quoting RamerinianAir (Reply 2):
On a seperate issue, you UK aviatore use Flight Levels below 18,000' MSL? In America, altitude is oly reported using flightlevels above 17,999 MSL.
SR

Transition Altitude is always set to 18,000 in the continental US. If you are working on your instrument and are using Jep charts, take a look at a small note on it.
In Europe Transition Altitude and Level varies..
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RE: Continental 21

Mon Sep 25, 2006 3:55 pm

Sounds like a loss of cabin pressure (?). That's the only explanation I can think of for a "cruising" altitude so low...


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RE: Continental 21

Mon Sep 25, 2006 4:00 pm

Quoting Britannia191A (Reply 6):
Does anyone know what the problem was. It stayed at FL130 from Wallasey until it started its descent for LGW even though it orginally departed MAN.

In our CO maint. control computer system, it says it appears there was a left front windshield replacement in LGW. Not sure why but this requires time and is not a quick fix. There was also a follow up procedure for retorquing the windshield bolts once the flight/plane arrived back in EWR yesterday.

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RE: Continental 21

Mon Sep 25, 2006 5:30 pm

Quoting Bahadir (Reply 7):
Transition Altitude is always set to 18,000 in the continental US. If you are working on your instrument and are using Jep charts, take a look at a small note on it.
In Europe Transition Altitude and Level varies..

The transition altitude in the UK is 6000'.
 
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RE: Continental 21

Tue Sep 26, 2006 3:46 am

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RE: Continental 21

Tue Sep 26, 2006 3:56 am

Quoting 9VSRH (Reply 10):
The transition altitude in the UK is 6000'

Or 5,000ft, or 4,000ft... depends where you are, as mentioned it varies.
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RE: Continental 21

Tue Sep 26, 2006 7:38 am

Quoting Amazonphil (Reply 9):
In our CO maint. control computer system, it says it appears there was a left front windshield replacement in LGW.

Indeed, I understand that the reason why the aircraft got diverted to LGW, is beacuse there were suitable spare windshields in LGW, but not in MAN.

I guess that the windshield prob explains the lower altitude requested.
 
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RE: Continental 21

Tue Sep 26, 2006 7:59 am

Quoting Summa767 (Reply 13):
I guess that the windshield prob explains the lower altitude requested.

It's not like flights to London go that high anyway. Personal experience has ranged me from 12000-24000ft.
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