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by ZB330
Thu Mar 27, 2008 11:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 Cockpit Window Question ( Not Eyebrow Window)
Replies: 9
Views: 14134

RE: 737 Cockpit Window Question ( Not Eyebrow Window)

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by ZB330
Fri Sep 21, 2007 11:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch A300s - Which Routes?
Replies: 21
Views: 4989

RE: Monarch A300s - Which Routes?

Planned winter ops A300 out of <acronym title="Manchester - International (Ringway) (MAN / EGCC), United Kingdom">MAN</acronym>. <acronym title="Manchester - International (Ringway) (MAN / EGCC), United Kingdom">MAN</acronym>-<acronym title="Lanzarote (- Arrecife) (ACE / GCRR), Spain">ACE</acronym>-...

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by ZB330
Thu Aug 23, 2007 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is This A320 Dirty, Or Patchwork, Or Both?
Replies: 59
Views: 20048

RE: Is This A320 Dirty, Or Patchwork, Or Both?

The aircraft is just dirty. No patchwork or anything of that matter. The area around the forward entry door is dirty because of the airbridge which is normally connected over here. Have a look at other carriers with a white livery. The area around the overwing exits is not cleaned out of safety reas...

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by ZB330
Mon Aug 13, 2007 5:36 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Life As A Pilot-questions
Replies: 14
Views: 13806

RE: Life As A Pilot-questions

Hey RedArrows, You ask some valid questions and they are not immature! Remember there are no dumb questions only dumb answers. The same as WILCO737 i am happy to be a pilot and enjoy going to work. Now back to the answers with regard to your questions: 1) Depending on what type of flying you do it s...

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by ZB330
Tue May 22, 2007 1:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airlines Taxi Speeds
Replies: 45
Views: 12044

RE: Airlines Taxi Speeds

Most airlines limit taxi speeds via their SOP's. The limits are roughly like this; -30 knots max. straight line with no close obstacles i.e. back tracking on the runway -20 knots max. straight line with obstacles i.e. close to other aircraft/stands/ground vehicles -10 knots max. during turns and ent...

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by ZB330
Sat Jan 20, 2007 6:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 15,5 Hr Utilization On 15yr Old A320
Replies: 20
Views: 6985

RE: 15,5 Hr Utilization On 15yr Old A320

On earlier aircraft the normal maintenance package dictated that the aircraft went in to the hangar one night every month. However on more modern aircraft (B737NG/A318-A321) the maintenance package is divided in 'small' tasks which can be performed on the line. As an example the greasing of the gear...

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by ZB330
Tue Jan 16, 2007 3:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where's The Altimeter In This Cockpit?
Replies: 14
Views: 3743

RE: Where's The Altimeter In This Cockpit?

Yep, it's the indicator to the right of the attitude indicator. Top half is Altitude (ALT) indication, bottom part is the Airspeed (ASI) indicator.

ZB330

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by ZB330
Mon Sep 11, 2006 1:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AMS Spotting Questions.... Please Help.
Replies: 6
Views: 4801

RE: AMS Spotting Questions.... Please Help.

USAF757300, There are busses driving from Schiphol Plaza (arrivals) to Schiphol Zuidoost. The busnumber is 193 and these busses are red and from SchipholSternet. You need to ask the busdriver to let you out at the stop which is called Rozenburg/Aalsmeerderweg. From this stop it is roughly a bit more...

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by ZB330
Fri Aug 18, 2006 1:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch Buys 787
Replies: 85
Views: 17644

RE: Monarch Buys 787

Indeed 787-8.

No idea when the formal public announcement is being made.

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by ZB330
Fri Aug 18, 2006 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch Buys 787
Replies: 85
Views: 17644

RE: Monarch Buys 787

It's a firm order. The B787 will replace the B767 and A300. However the company has not decided yet if it retains the A300's till delivery of the B787 or that they get interim planes A330 or B767. Also the decision about what to do with our A330's after delivery of the B787 has still to be made. The...

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by ZB330
Fri Aug 18, 2006 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch Buys 787
Replies: 85
Views: 17644

RE: Monarch Buys 787

NYC777,

Because i am already on the Airbus fleet. And can't see any chance in MFF flying between A320/321 and B787.

Don't worry, i have nothing against the Boeing product.

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by ZB330
Fri Aug 18, 2006 1:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch Buys 787
Replies: 85
Views: 17644

RE: Monarch Buys 787

Bungle is right! The company decided to order 6 787's to be delivered between 2010 and 2013  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smilies/cry.gif" alt="cry" border=0>   <img src="/discussions/graphics/smilies/cry.gif" alt="cry" border=0>   <img src="/discussions/graphics/smilies/...

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by ZB330
Thu May 04, 2006 2:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Load On Monarch Man - FAO
Replies: 3
Views: 2622

RE: Load On Monarch Man - FAO

Can't answer question 1. However here are the answers for your other questions. 2) it should be an A321 but this can vary due operational reasons 3) Around 2:45 hours. But this depends on the winds aloft. 4) Routing will be towards the south of the UK flying over Bristol. Crossing the channel and th...

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by ZB330
Wed May 03, 2006 2:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Never Flying NWA Again
Replies: 31
Views: 3720

RE: Never Flying NWA Again

Sorry guys for diverting from the thread, but i could not let the comment quoted below pass without a reply. <TABLE BORDER=0 ALIGN=CENTER WIDTH=95% style="border-top: 1pt #28455E solid;border-right: 1pt #1B2E3F solid;border-bottom: 1pt #1B2E3F solid;border-left: 1pt #28455E solid;table-layout:fixed;...

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by ZB330
Wed Mar 15, 2006 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dress Code For Pilots
Replies: 48
Views: 31565

RE: Dress Code For Pilots

No problem at all wearing the uniform, it can be comfortable even on longhaul flights. But as other people already mentioned the moment the flightdeck door closes the tie is removed. Whenever we leave the flightdeck during the flight we just put it back on again. And if you don't leave the flightdec...

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by ZB330
Tue Mar 14, 2006 6:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Commercial Flights Over Iraq
Replies: 27
Views: 8162

RE: Commercial Flights Over Iraq

There is a fair amount of civilian traffic over Iraq. Used Gulf Air a little while ago from <acronym title="London - Heathrow (LHR / EGLL), United Kingdom">LHR</acronym>-<acronym title="Bahrain (Manama) - International (Muharraq) (BAH / OBBI), Bahrain">BAH</acronym> and indeed we went straight over ...

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by ZB330
Thu Mar 02, 2006 8:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: "one Mile Final"?
Replies: 12
Views: 4090

RE: "one Mile Final"?

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by ZB330
Fri Feb 24, 2006 4:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Does This ATC Communication Mean
Replies: 27
Views: 8783

RE: What Does This ATC Communication Mean

In LGW and MAN it is updated every half hour. At 20 and 50 min past the hour.

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by ZB330
Sat Feb 18, 2006 8:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sobering Ntsb Report- Pinnacle Flt. 3701
Replies: 92
Views: 18748

RE: Sobering Ntsb Report- Pinnacle Flt. 3701

LTBEWR, <TABLE BORDER=0 ALIGN=CENTER WIDTH=95% style="border-top: 1pt #28455E solid;border-right: 1pt #1B2E3F solid;border-bottom: 1pt #1B2E3F solid;border-left: 1pt #28455E solid;table-layout:fixed;border-spacing:0;padding:0;border-collapse: collapse;" bgcolor=#1E3951><tr><td><font size=2 face="ARI...

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by ZB330
Sat Feb 18, 2006 7:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Sobering Ntsb Report- Pinnacle Flt. 3701
Replies: 92
Views: 18748

RE: Sobering Ntsb Report- Pinnacle Flt. 3701

LTBEWR, I do respect your opinion but unfortunately i disagree with it for the following reasons. <TABLE BORDER=0 ALIGN=CENTER WIDTH=95% style="border-top: 1pt #28455E solid;border-right: 1pt #1B2E3F solid;border-bottom: 1pt #1B2E3F solid;border-left: 1pt #28455E solid;table-layout:fixed;border-spac...

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by ZB330
Mon Feb 13, 2006 6:46 am
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Pilot Report LGW-FAO-LGW (no Pics)
Replies: 3
Views: 5192

Pilot Report LGW-FAO-LGW (no Pics)

After having flown the A330-200 only for the last couple of months it was time again to do my line check on the A321. If i pass this line check then i am able to participate in the mixed fleet flying we do i.e. flying both the A320/A321 and A330 mixed. I really enjoyed the couple of months on long h...

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by ZB330
Sun Feb 05, 2006 3:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Manually Switching Between Flight Laws On Airbus?
Replies: 29
Views: 15404

RE: Manually Switching Between Flight Laws On Airbus?

Starlionblue,

You are right. Amazing how much information you can get of the net  Big grin

Time to go back to my well deserved cocktail.

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by ZB330
Fri Feb 03, 2006 1:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Manually Switching Between Flight Laws On Airbus?
Replies: 29
Views: 15404

RE: Manually Switching Between Flight Laws On Airbus?

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by ZB330
Fri Feb 03, 2006 1:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Manually Switching Between Flight Laws On Airbus?
Replies: 29
Views: 15404

RE: Manually Switching Between Flight Laws On Airbus?

Back from a interesting flight over Europe. <TABLE BORDER=0 ALIGN=CENTER WIDTH=95% style="border-top: 1pt #28455E solid;border-right: 1pt #1B2E3F solid;border-bottom: 1pt #1B2E3F solid;border-left: 1pt #28455E solid;table-layout:fixed;border-spacing:0;padding:0;border-collapse: collapse;" bgcolor=#1...

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by ZB330
Thu Feb 02, 2006 9:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Manually Switching Between Flight Laws On Airbus?
Replies: 29
Views: 15404

RE: Manually Switching Between Flight Laws On Airbus?

Starlionblue, Your guesses are quite accurate. However ido have a few things i would like to point out. Glom, <TABLE BORDER=0 ALIGN=CENTER WIDTH=95% style="border-top: 1pt #28455E solid;border-right: 1pt #1B2E3F solid;border-bottom: 1pt #1B2E3F solid;border-left: 1pt #28455E solid;table-layout:fixed...

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by ZB330
Thu Feb 02, 2006 5:13 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Manually Switching Between Flight Laws On Airbus?
Replies: 29
Views: 15404

RE: Manually Switching Between Flight Laws On Airbus?

The changes of laws you normally encounter during a normal flight are: Ground mode (direct law) to Flight mode: As soon as the aircraft becomes airborne, the system blends in the flight mode. You dont notice it. Flight mode to Flare mode: The flight mode changes to Flare mode when the aircraft passe...

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by ZB330
Thu Feb 02, 2006 3:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Manually Switching Between Flight Laws On Airbus?
Replies: 29
Views: 15404

RE: Manually Switching Between Flight Laws On Airbus?

I need to get a different name. Obviously it is way to easy to see who that i work for. The only thing i wonder about if you can guess the Aircraft type Big grin .

But yep i do work for Monarch

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by ZB330
Wed Feb 01, 2006 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US F/As Want Sharp Items Ban Reinstated
Replies: 26
Views: 2670

RE: US F/As Want Sharp Items Ban Reinstated

VHXLR8, I see your point however i do not agree with you. You are going to tell me that a broken bottle on an aircraft is not as dangerous as pair of scissors?? <TABLE BORDER=0 ALIGN=CENTER WIDTH=95% style="border-top: 1pt #28455E solid;border-right: 1pt #1B2E3F solid;border-bottom: 1pt #1B2E3F soli...

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by ZB330
Wed Feb 01, 2006 11:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pre-flight Planning
Replies: 4
Views: 3874

RE: Pre-flight Planning

Starlionblue is right. Most work is done by the Operations department. However we have the final responsibitlity that we meet all the requirements before we enbark on a flight. On a normal shorthaul flight we check the weather for our departure, arrival and alternate airfields. And offcourse some of...

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by ZB330
Wed Feb 01, 2006 8:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US F/As Want Sharp Items Ban Reinstated
Replies: 26
Views: 2670

RE: US F/As Want Sharp Items Ban Reinstated

Yeah, why not reinstate the ban! This whole ban is/was a way to keep the public happy. At least everybody thinks that there are no sharp object anymore on pax. What a total joke!! Take away an old lady's knitting needles but in the mean time let 300+ people board the aircraft together with their bot...

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by ZB330
Wed Feb 01, 2006 6:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Bragging Time!: How Many Ratings Do You Have?
Replies: 44
Views: 6470

RE: Bragging Time!: How Many Ratings Do You Have?

ATPL A318/A319/A320/A321 and A330

Airframe & Powerplant A32x family, A330, B737 classic, B737NG, B757, B767

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by ZB330
Wed Feb 01, 2006 5:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Manually Switching Between Flight Laws On Airbus?
Replies: 29
Views: 15404

RE: Manually Switching Between Flight Laws On Airbus?

Rolfen,

Short answer: No you can't.

Changes in flight laws happen automatically. If you have the urge to fly the machine in a different law you need to start switching off systems or start pulling Circuit Breakers. However this is not recommended by manufacturer and/or company.

Regards FT

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by ZB330
Sun Jan 22, 2006 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jetbridges Without Wheels (Fixed To The Ground)
Replies: 40
Views: 8827

RE: Jetbridges Without Wheels (Fixed To The Ground)

BA,

Indeed the bridge on th KLM MD11 is a fixed bridge which is only able to extend but not to move left or right.

As other poeple already mentioned all other bridges have their wheels underneath the shrouds.

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by ZB330
Thu Jan 19, 2006 11:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch AB6 In CAI (with Pics)
Replies: 19
Views: 6139

RE: Monarch AB6 In CAI (with Pics)

Flights operated by Britsh flight crew (2) and senior cabin crew(3). Remaining cabin crew are locals.

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by ZB330
Mon Jan 09, 2006 10:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bmi & The 767-300ER
Replies: 17
Views: 6217

RE: Bmi & The 767-300ER

B742, You will not see the 767 in full <acronym title="Bloomington / Normal - Central Illinois Regional (BMI / KBMI), USA - Illinois">BMI</acronym> colours. The aircraft will operate for <acronym title="Bloomington / Normal - Central Illinois Regional (BMI / KBMI), USA - Illinois">BMI</acronym> in S...

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by ZB330
Fri Nov 11, 2005 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European G-BDXO Scrapped
Replies: 8
Views: 2487

European G-BDXO Scrapped

First off al my apologies if this is already discussed. I did a quick search and couldn't find anything so therefore started this thread. I was on Schiphol Oost (Maintenance area) and saw G-BDXO in the procss of being scrapped. Aircraft is sitting on the hangar 9 apron next to the new kLM engine ove...

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by ZB330
Fri Nov 04, 2005 7:58 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Pilot Report "Not Our Lucky Day"
Replies: 8
Views: 8020

Pilot Report "Not Our Lucky Day"

My alarm clock wakes me at 4 am. It is still dark outside and I hear the rain against the window. I would prefer a few more hours in bed but duty calls. Today I will be doing a flight to <acronym title="Tenerife Sur - Reina Sofia (TFS / GCTS), Spain">TFS</acronym> (Tenerife South) which departs at 7...

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by ZB330
Thu Oct 13, 2005 3:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch Air 757 Engine Fire
Replies: 22
Views: 5788

RE: Monarch Air 757 Engine Fire

Gkirk, Don't know how you got that piece of information but it is not true. A320/321 is the most reliable aircraft in our fleet. 757's are getting old but as long as you perform proper maintenance than this is not a problem. Orion737, Age of the airframe has nothing to do with this incident. Because...

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by ZB330
Thu Oct 13, 2005 6:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch Air 757 Engine Fire
Replies: 22
Views: 5788

RE: Monarch Air 757 Engine Fire

G-MONC had an engine surge on departure out of <acronym title="Malaga (AGP / LEMG), Spain">AGP</acronym> (runway 14). Crew decided to shut down the affected engine (due high temp) and return to <acronym title="Malaga (AGP / LEMG), Spain">AGP</acronym> and landed safely on runway 32. Engine will be c...

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by ZB330
Fri Sep 30, 2005 3:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B752 Brake Deactivation Sequence
Replies: 6
Views: 4144

RE: B752 Brake Deactivation Sequence

Hawk, Below you will find the maintenace practices for a brake deactivation an a 767. Don't have a 757 ddg at hand but procedures are the same. (M)(O)One brake maybe deactivated with a ceactivation tool provided: -A) Performance complies with AFM for one brake deactivated, and, -B) Antiskid operates...

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by ZB330
Tue Sep 27, 2005 11:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Different Engines On The Same Type In A Fleet.
Replies: 12
Views: 5999

RE: Different Engines On The Same Type In A Fleet.

Doesn't add to flight crew training costs. In my airline we fly the A320 powered by CFM's and the A321 powered by IAE's. All pilots do a base check (simulator check) twice a year. Each base check consists out of two days. So one day we "fly" with CFM's and the other day we 'fly' with IAE's. It is ju...

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by ZB330
Mon Sep 26, 2005 6:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Monarch's Fleet - Charter V Scheduled
Replies: 18
Views: 3687

RE: Monarch's Fleet - Charter V Scheduled

BHX fleet for next summer will be 1 A320 and A321 for scheduled services. Another A321 for a mix of scheduled and charter flights. A320/A321's operate scheduled services during the day and on some days do charter flights during the night. Some day charter flights are operated by A321 while 757 takes...

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by ZB330
Sun Sep 18, 2005 3:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why Doesn't JetBlue Buy Boeing?
Replies: 92
Views: 18105

RE: Why Doesn't JetBlue Buy Boeing?

Pennpal, You must have quite a tough life. If you going to boycot all company's that only buy foreign stuff instead of American made. As said before take a look on the label in your clothes. The chances are that 90% of the clothes in your wardrobe are made outside the US. More parts from the Airbus ...

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by ZB330
Fri Sep 16, 2005 11:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Onur Aircraft Overruns In IST
Replies: 20
Views: 2900

RE: Onur Aircraft Overruns In IST

TripleDelta, Your comment was not seen as offensive or derogatory. He may indeed have 6000 hours on the MD88 alone but it depends how long he works for Onur. If he is with Onur for a longer period than he might have been exposed to a not so good yearly base check. If (i say <acronym title="Great Chi...

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by ZB330
Fri Sep 16, 2005 9:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Onur Aircraft Overruns In IST
Replies: 20
Views: 2900

RE: Onur Aircraft Overruns In IST

To answer the question if it was Onur's fault we really need to know why the aircraft ran off the runway. If the runway is to short for this type of aircraft than Onur SOP's should prohibit company aircraft landing on this runway. If the runway can take this type of aircraft than the next question w...

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by ZB330
Mon Sep 12, 2005 2:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Ever Defied A Crew Member Instruction?
Replies: 36
Views: 4397

RE: Ever Defied A Crew Member Instruction?

Very stupid to leave your seat while the fasten seatbelt sign is still on. Once i was operating a flight from the States to the UK acroos the atlantic. The sky was clear except for a line of clouds straight ahead. Because these clouds were quite dark we eecided to switch on the fasten seatbelt sign....

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by ZB330
Mon Aug 29, 2005 5:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Will Happen In The Toilet
Replies: 34
Views: 5085

RE: What Will Happen In The Toilet

A) Yes B) Depends, If the pilot switches on the signs than yes otherwise no. C) Stay where you are. Try to attract the attention of a F/A for further help EMBQA i disagree with you. Take in to consideration that the time of usefull conciousness at Fl360 and highr is approx 20 sec. You just don't hav...

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by ZB330
Sun Aug 28, 2005 8:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft Lights.
Replies: 37
Views: 4443

RE: Aircraft Lights.

Having flown to quite some dodgy airfields but still only use the strobe lights when we are crossing a runway. Cant see any advantage in switching on the landing lights when crossing a runway in daylight. Airdraft on approach will not see your landing lights. However your wing lights is a good idea ...

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by ZB330
Sun Aug 28, 2005 8:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can Turbulence Be Avoided?
Replies: 11
Views: 4817

RE: Can Turbulence Be Avoided?

HAWK21M, Unfortunately the weather radar doesn't detect any turbulence. It only detects the movement of raindrops in a cloud and it severity. If you have severe movement of raindrops in a cloud you can bet on it that you also will have turbulence but it will not detect clear air turbulence. At this ...

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by ZB330
Sun Aug 28, 2005 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Banned Airlines In Europe
Replies: 8
Views: 4114

RE: Banned Airlines In Europe

Ok Ok,

You have got me. But you probably know that i mean PHUKET AIR.  banghead 

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