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by Got2fly
Fri Oct 16, 2015 3:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomson 787-8 Engine Failure MBJ-LGW, Diverts YQX
Replies: 24
Views: 18171

RE: Thomson 787-8 Engine Failure MBJ-LGW, Diverts YQX

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/apfpilot" class="quote" target="_blank">apfpilot</a> (<a href="#5" class="quote">Reply 5</a>):<br/><i/></font></td></tr></table> Airbus A320 FCT...

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by Got2fly
Sun Apr 14, 2013 12:24 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Looking Into Laser Eye Correction, Have You Had It
Replies: 33
Views: 3522

RE: Looking Into Laser Eye Correction, Have You Had It

I had LASIK back in 2003 and have experienced no problems. However, before I committed to it I visited several different clinics and spoke to many of their past patients for their opinions. I chose a clinic that was more expensive (about £1000 per eye) but I personally felt more comfortable with the...

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by Got2fly
Sun Dec 09, 2012 6:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: LHR, Nats Propose New Steeper Decents.
Replies: 23
Views: 9634

RE: LHR, Nats Propose New Steeper Decents.

@kaitak

Hi

If my maths are right a 3.0 degree glideslope at 140 kts will give a rate of descent of 743 ft/min. On a 5.5 degree glideslope at 140 kts then the rate of descent increases to 1365 ft/min. As many have said this will not work well on most jet aircraft even using all drag devices.

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by Got2fly
Sun Dec 09, 2012 3:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: LHR, Nats Propose New Steeper Decents.
Replies: 23
Views: 9634

RE: LHR, Nats Propose New Steeper Decents.

I think 5.5 percent is about a 3.25 degree glideslope. However maths is not my strong point so I apologise if I am wrong! Although 5.5 degrees is the same as London City don't the aircraft need to be certified? We fly to Bodrum where there is a 3.9 degree glideslope and often to ensure you are stabl...

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by Got2fly
Sun Dec 09, 2012 2:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: LHR, Nats Propose New Steeper Decents.
Replies: 23
Views: 9634

RE: LHR, Nats Propose New Steeper Decents.

5.5 degrees sounds awfully steep for the majority of traffic into LHR. Do you think they meant to say 5.5 percent?

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by Got2fly
Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How Much Do Commercial Pilots Actually Pilot?
Replies: 45
Views: 22584

RE: How Much Do Commercial Pilots Actually Pilot?

I take advantage of hand flying as much as possible depending on the workload. After takeoff I tend to hand fly the <acronym title="Amilcar Cabral / Sal Island (SID / GVAC), Cape Verde">SID</acronym>, although this will depend on the conditions and not forgetting the workload of the non handling pil...

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by Got2fly
Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight Crew On O2 In Normal Ops
Replies: 29
Views: 11214

RE: Flight Crew On O2 In Normal Ops

We have no requirement to don O2 masks at my carrier. If one pilot needs to leave the flight deck during the flight the other just makes sure their seatbelt is fastened and if comms are on loud speaker they put their headset back on.

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by Got2fly
Thu May 03, 2012 9:09 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: New Floating Ads On Photos
Replies: 32
Views: 1017

RE: New Floating Ads On Photos

I am also getting that flashing "you may have won an iPad" (bet you anything I haven't!). As Moo says it gets in the way of reading and scrolling and is getting very annoying!!

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by Got2fly
Sat Apr 21, 2012 6:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How Is Fueling Planned?
Replies: 19
Views: 3820

RE: How Is Fueling Planned?

Quoting Got2fly (Reply 3): always make sure I put on a couple of extra Kg's for certain airports such as <acronym title="Madrid - Barajas (MAD / LEMD), Spain">MAD</acronym>. Why do you need some extra Kg's when flying to <acronym title="Madrid - Barajas (MAD / LEMD), Spain">MAD</acronym>? Just that ...

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by Got2fly
Sat Apr 21, 2012 1:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How Is Fueling Planned?
Replies: 19
Views: 3820

RE: How Is Fueling Planned?

At my company the fuel figure is given on the flight plan we print out when we report. However, depending on the weather, route, expected turbulence etc we are free to add more fuel on top of this figure. Furthermore, experience will also tell you if you need extra fuel. I always make sure I put on ...

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by Got2fly
Tue Nov 01, 2011 12:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: easyJet Will Retire Last Two 737's Next Week
Replies: 57
Views: 17947

RE: EasyJet Will Retire Last Two 737's Next Week

Just to clarify that the majority of the 737 contact pilots (flexicrew) at <acronym title="London - Luton (LTN / EGGW), United Kingdom">LTN</acronym> are not being fired. They are starting their A320 type ratings over the next few weeks and most are being offered a permanent contract with EZY at <ac...

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by Got2fly
Wed Oct 12, 2011 11:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flare-less Landings
Replies: 24
Views: 9144

RE: Flare-less Landings

No SOPs that I have seen. On the A320 I fly, a 3 degree glideslope generally gives a rate of descent of about 600 - 700 feet per minute. That's a very firm landing if you don't flare! In heavy rain or contaminated runways I tend to flare slightly less then normal and avoid a greaser, to touch down p...

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by Got2fly
Wed Sep 14, 2011 10:02 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Are You Living Your Dream?
Replies: 55
Views: 2947

RE: Are You Living Your Dream?

I am extremely lucky to be living my dream. Currently a First Officer for a very orange UK airline at the base of my choice. Sometimes I still can't believe it! I had always wanted to be a pilot after my first flight as a 9 year old and visiting the flight deck. It took a while, lots of hard work, d...

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by Got2fly
Sun Sep 11, 2011 11:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Push Back Procedures
Replies: 32
Views: 12378

RE: Push Back Procedures

One guy pushback is also practiced in AMS for easyJet.

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by Got2fly
Fri Aug 26, 2011 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet To Launch Gatwick To Fuerteventura
Replies: 10
Views: 6277

RE: EasyJet To Launch Gatwick To Fuerteventura

"I don't think Ryanair 737 are equipped either and they fly to the canaries" I'm not saying that the A319's or Ryanair 737's can't fly to the Canaries. They do regularly. I was just saying that another advantage of the A320 is that it allows Easyjet to fly to the Canaries using an alternative routin...

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by Got2fly
Fri Aug 26, 2011 11:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EasyJet To Launch Gatwick To Fuerteventura
Replies: 10
Views: 6277

RE: EasyJet To Launch Gatwick To Fuerteventura

Furthermore, the A320 is preferred on these routes so there is the flexibility to fly the Tango Oceanic Route, particularly in the busy summer season. Easyjet A319's are not equipped with <acronym title="OLD: Hapag Lloyd (Germany), NEW: Hapagfly (Germany)">HF</acronym> radios and therefore cannot us...

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by Got2fly
Thu Jun 30, 2011 8:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilot Flying/Not Flying
Replies: 33
Views: 5330

RE: Pilot Flying/Not Flying

At my airline we first discuss the destinations and weather. Cross-wind and visibility limits on landing and/or take off may preclude the F/O from the <acronym title="Palestinian Airlines">PF</acronym> role and we also have some destinations such as Gibralter, Jersey and Isle of Man which are Captai...

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by Got2fly
Wed Apr 13, 2011 9:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do Airplanes Handle Differently? (same Type)
Replies: 43
Views: 6333

RE: Do Airplanes Handle Differently? (same Type)

I find very few differences between our A319 fleet in terms of handling etc and even between the A319 and A320's...in fact it's quite easy to forget which one your actually flying. As others have mentioned though, there are always aircraft in the fleet which have a few little quirks. We have one whi...

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by Got2fly
Mon Apr 11, 2011 4:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: UA Single Engine Taxi
Replies: 27
Views: 13735

RE: UA Single Engine Taxi

Subject to aircraft and airport limitations our airline encourages single engine taxi for departure and after arrival. It is estimated that it saves in excess of £1 million a year!

As Maverick623 mentioned on the Airbus we use engine number 1 for single engine taxi for the green hydraulic system.

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