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by newagebird
Sat Oct 06, 2007 2:42 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Superstar Pilot
Replies: 6
Views: 2159

RE: Superstar Pilot

definitely lauren holly...the star from turbulence back in 95...even though we'd all die

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by newagebird
Wed Sep 12, 2007 12:21 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Does Anyone Clap For Good Landings Anymore?
Replies: 27
Views: 5609

RE: Does Anyone Clap For Good Landings Anymore?

I wish pax would clap for a landing on one wheel during 40 kts of xwind, but then again everyone holds onto their seats as we bounce on one wheel and finally after a few scary moments we realise we're ok. Remember the next time you see the fwd camera showing the aircraft at a large angle to the runw...

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by newagebird
Tue Sep 04, 2007 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: First A380 Paying Flight, Current Prices
Replies: 33
Views: 11447

RE: First A380 Paying Flight, Current Prices

haha a mate of mine got invited by his boss to be on that first flight...lucky basta*rd..for free might i add!
dawn of a new era
good luck to airbus and singapore

cheers newagebird

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by newagebird
Wed Aug 29, 2007 12:22 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Piper Aircraft Diecast
Replies: 0
Views: 6707

Piper Aircraft Diecast

Hi
Does anyone have any info on where i can buy a piper aircraft model, specifically the Piper Aztec PA-23 or any similar twin engine General Aviation aircraft?

Cheers newagebird

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by newagebird
Tue Aug 28, 2007 9:37 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: The Model Aircraft Collection Thread (Pics)
Replies: 139
Views: 34588

RE: The Model Aircraft Collection Thread (Pics)

Gday everyone

Does anyone know any websites that sell Piper Aircraft that are diecast, i need to find a Piper Aztec for a birthday gift. Can anyone help? also i just bought a beautiful South African B747SP 1/400 looks awesome!

cheers newagebird

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by newagebird
Sat Aug 25, 2007 9:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: If A Plane Took Off A Conveyor Belt...
Replies: 954
Views: 47064

RE: If A Plane Took Off A Conveyor Belt...

Remarkable

the same blokes arguing about this for months, clearly im not in the loop. Well enjoy yourselves
gday all
newagebird

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by newagebird
Fri Aug 24, 2007 11:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: If A Plane Took Off A Conveyor Belt...
Replies: 954
Views: 47064

RE: If A Plane Took Off A Conveyor Belt...

longest thread ever! it wont take off, aircraft produces thrust but isnt going anywhere, it has to be in motion to develop lift. This is assuming the belt is going in the opposite direction to the wheels. It will take off if the belt direction is reversed though (same direction as forward motion), a...

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by newagebird
Tue Aug 14, 2007 9:47 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Life As A Pilot-questions
Replies: 14
Views: 13782

RE: Life As A Pilot-questions

hey mate i cant answer the first question cuz i aint upto that level yet, regarding the pay. The first few jobs ull work (unless your lucky) wont be that satisfying in terms of pay, everyones gotta do the hard yards to get ahead unless you got a bit of dosh and can pay your way through (frowned upon...

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by newagebird
Wed Jun 20, 2007 8:59 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: The Longest You Slept On A Plane?
Replies: 64
Views: 6752

RE: The Longest You Slept On A Plane?

7 hrs Dxb - Sin then was up for 50 mins and 7 hrs Sin - Mel worst hangover ever! After 7 days of hard partying with some old friends, i had no choice but to curl up in the foetal position and pass out. It was probably the worst sleep of my life, i dun think i ever knew we were in the air. good times...

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by newagebird
Sat Jun 16, 2007 11:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your Last Flight
Replies: 163
Views: 9137

RE: Your Last Flight

after being 5 months out on the pine, i finally went up and did my bext xwind landing yet.

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by newagebird
Mon Jun 11, 2007 12:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did Air Arabia Order 70 Airbus A/Cs?
Replies: 13
Views: 7193

RE: Did Air Arabia Order 70 Airbus A/Cs?

That will be the 3rd major airline operating out of the UAE in terms of fleet size. I cant believe they still fill the seats! good on them, wonder if that bubble will ever burst.

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by newagebird
Mon Jun 11, 2007 12:50 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: When Did You Become Interested In Airplanes?
Replies: 29
Views: 3811

RE: When Did You Become Interested In Airplanes?

my first lego was a lil aircraft....
also staying in a 7th story building with the flightpath to dubai airports runway 12 in plain sight helped a bit, haha. This was well before the new terminals. wish i could fly out of there again.

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by newagebird
Sun Jun 10, 2007 7:34 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Strangest Experience You Have Had On A Plane...
Replies: 41
Views: 7842

Strangest Experience You Have Had On A Plane...

Mine was on a <acronym title="Sri Lankan Airlines">UL</acronym> flight out of colombo, sri lanka. Every flight id been on sri lankan, until that one had been peaceful and orderly. This time around we had a lot of south indians travelling with us who were part of a group im guessing. Turns out when t...

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by newagebird
Sun Jun 10, 2007 6:38 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Hey Commercial Airline Pilots!
Replies: 5
Views: 2791

RE: Hey Commercial Airline Pilots!

Haha thats easy Expensive option: 1. Go to uni, get a degree in aviation or something of that sort. 2. The uni's gotta have a flying program which gets you upto commercial level. Its about 150-200 hours. 3. Get an instructor job or a charter job or skydiving job. 4. Build up your hours and with a bi...

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by newagebird
Thu Mar 22, 2007 12:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: JAR Vs FAA
Replies: 10
Views: 4884

RE: JAR Vs FAA

Yeh,
thanks for the help guys, im locked in a debate with some dude on Pprune claiming that FAA is a lot harder than JAR theory wise, contrary to what ive heard.
anyways cheers

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by newagebird
Wed Mar 21, 2007 1:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: JAR Vs FAA
Replies: 10
Views: 4884

RE: JAR Vs FAA

Hey zeke
thanks very much, CASA does have 7 exams and JAR has 14. Concerning aircraft systems, we focus on the B767-300 systems. Any idea what JAR exams focus on? I know this is a vague question but is it airbus or boeing aircraft?

Cheers
newagebird

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by newagebird
Wed Mar 21, 2007 12:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: JAR Vs FAA
Replies: 10
Views: 4884

JAR Vs FAA

Hey all Just wondering if anyone knows if the FAA theory syllabus and the JAR syllabus differ to each other. Are there some major differences in the way european authorities and US authorities run? examples of these differences would be greatly appreciated if anyone knows. Ive been trying to get an ...

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by newagebird
Mon Mar 12, 2007 9:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: TAS Calculations
Replies: 4
Views: 1481

RE: TAS Calculations

Just preparing for a cadet pilot technical exam...they like to get very technical so yeh there you go, weird questions. Theres another one that says why does the 777 not have winglets? You can find a lot of technical exam questions on <a href="http://www.willflyforfood.cc." target=_blank>www.willfly...

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by newagebird
Sun Mar 11, 2007 9:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: TAS Calculations
Replies: 4
Views: 1481

RE: TAS Calculations

Thanks fredT Yeh the question isnt specific on whether its IAS or Mach number so i was a little confused. This question was on a tech exam for an airline so i guess you would have to give the answer in terms of both speeds in order to clarify that you know your stuff. Thanks, i think your right chee...

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by newagebird
Sun Mar 11, 2007 8:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fuel For Airliners When No More Fossil Fuel!?
Replies: 48
Views: 5631

RE: Fuel For Airliners When No More Fossil Fuel!?

Theyre trying hydrogen fuel but there is a lot of logistical issues such as the great quantity required to achieve the same range aircraft have today. Don't worry about it, let the scientists come up with it, im sure they will as the world can't live without aviation. Cheers newagebird  <img sr...

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by newagebird
Sun Mar 11, 2007 8:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: TAS Calculations
Replies: 4
Views: 1481

TAS Calculations

Hey When posed with the question, 2 aircraft with different altitudes, which aircraft has the higher <acronym title="Tashkent - Yuzhny (TAS / UTTT), Uzbekistan">TAS</acronym>? is it the lower aircraft or the higher one. The higher one because there is less density and so less drag? or the lower one ...

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by newagebird
Wed Mar 07, 2007 9:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Water On Top Of The Wings, Not Blowing Off?
Replies: 12
Views: 4977

RE: Water On Top Of The Wings, Not Blowing Off?

Hey The reason it wasn't moving was due to boundary layer, i found out to my surprise that if you left dust on a wing and flew, when you get back on ground its still gunna be there. This is because there is a layer of air above the wing that is stationary despite the speed the wing is travelling. Ju...

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by newagebird
Sun Feb 25, 2007 7:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Are Landings Like?
Replies: 24
Views: 5563

RE: What Are Landings Like?

Hey The most interesting part of it is obviously the approach, something i find really cool is the CAT3 instrument approaches. You can find one on youtube, just type in CAT3 or ILS. its really cool. The best time i ever had was landing in heavy rain, its slippery and visibility sucks but you can see...

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by newagebird
Sun Feb 11, 2007 10:14 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Side Slip Angle
Replies: 2
Views: 5633

RE: Side Slip Angle

thank you very much Zeke

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by newagebird
Sat Feb 10, 2007 8:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Side Slip Angle
Replies: 2
Views: 5633

Side Slip Angle

Hey, Am going through my ATPL systems notes, what do they mean by sideslip angle in relation to stability and aerodynamics, in that i mean stuff about directional stability. Cheers newagebird p.s respect to the hobo who nails this one down  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smilies/biggrin.gif" a...

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by newagebird
Wed Jan 31, 2007 9:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Two Customers May Buy Private A380 Superjumbos
Replies: 68
Views: 16655

RE: Two Customers May Buy Private A380 Superjumbos

my guess is its the Qatar Emiri flight, I got an uncle whos a chief engineer in there. I guess the emir needs it for his 50 something kids.

my 2 cents newagebird

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by newagebird
Thu Nov 23, 2006 9:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Sexist Opinions?
Replies: 54
Views: 3736

RE: Sexist Opinions?

Havent got any problem with women flying around, however at my training school, most of the girls get a lot of preferential treatment jsut because they're girls. All the instructors melt when the girls are around but when its us dudes, they couldnt give a damn about us. the thing that irks me is whe...

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by newagebird
Fri Nov 17, 2006 11:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Disgusting Behaviour Of A PIA Captain
Replies: 47
Views: 26542

RE: Disgusting Behaviour Of A PIA Captain

that guy needs a happy meal

Having lived around muslims for a long time, they are increasingly allowing greater opportunities for women as well as non muslims so this is just one bad apple who has his morals screwed around

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by newagebird
Tue Nov 14, 2006 9:24 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Whats Your Most Face Blushing Moment
Replies: 22
Views: 7067

RE: Whats Your Most Face Blushing Moment

hey Mine was in an airport lounge, i was 13 and was part of a cricket tour. We'd just arrived at sofia bulgaria and i decided to have a nap on the seats. To make myself more comfortable i placed my legs on my green bag but cuz i was so tired i placed my legs on another gentlemens green bag right nex...

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by newagebird
Tue Nov 07, 2006 7:14 pm
Forum: Trip Reports
Topic: Brief From A Student Pilot
Replies: 20
Views: 4703

RE: Brief From A Student Pilot

Firstly i admire your courage, if its about money you shouldnt even bother with aviation. Its the journey to get to that top position, flying heavy metal for an airline, which is the fun part. Not the glamour or the dosh or telling chicks your a pilot who can take them to heaven and back, its about ...

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by newagebird
Mon Oct 30, 2006 3:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Unusual Landing Procedure
Replies: 10
Views: 2832

RE: Unusual Landing Procedure

Well, Its never occurred to me before. Sometimes even i have to take certain measures to conform with ATC instructions. Theres a few reasons he could have done this: 1. ATC asked him to vacate the runway as soon as possible but he missed the taxiway. If you look at the airport on google earth, you c...

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by newagebird
Mon Oct 30, 2006 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plz Help ID This Plane
Replies: 3
Views: 3408

RE: Plz Help ID This Plane

sweet
thanks skaggs
I think ill add u to my respected list

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by newagebird
Mon Oct 30, 2006 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Commercial Pilots: Do You Like Your Job?
Replies: 4
Views: 4951

RE: Commercial Pilots: Do You Like Your Job?

hey
if you wanna know what a pilots life is all about, check out www.askcaptainlim.com. Hes got some pretty good info.
Im sure you can find something on his website that tells you about the pros and cons of flying.

cheers newagebird

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by newagebird
Mon Oct 30, 2006 12:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plz Help ID This Plane
Replies: 3
Views: 3408

Plz Help ID This Plane

<center><table align=center BORDER=0 width=650 cellpadding=0 cellspacing=0 STYLE="border: 1px black solid;"><tr><td><a href="/uf/view.file?id=536899826&filename=1162179215MjSmzU.jpg" target=_blank><img src="/uf/536899826/middle/1162179215MjSmzU.jpg" ALT="Big version: Width: 2048 Height: 1536 File si...

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by newagebird
Sun Oct 29, 2006 10:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Would Emirates Serve Israel?
Replies: 67
Views: 11020

RE: Would Emirates Serve Israel?

No chance, i remember when i was there...the government banned anything that resembled a zionist star symbol. Unless the arab-israeli problem is solved theres no way its happening.

rgds newagebird

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by newagebird
Sun Oct 29, 2006 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cirrus SR-22 Crash In N. Arizona
Replies: 27
Views: 16185

RE: Cirrus SR-22 Crash In N. Arizona

I dont think 13000 ft is where you want to be without anti-ice systems. De-icing systems are totally different and if he didnt turn them on before hitting the freezing level (which is in the damn forecast!) then its not hard to see why his wings froze. As mentioned before the system isn't approved f...

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by newagebird
Wed Oct 18, 2006 8:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: I Came Close To A Jet Today!
Replies: 12
Views: 4885

RE: I Came Close To A Jet Today!

Hey yeh
Thats right...i was never advised. All i heard was virgin 318 descend 7000 passing waypoint (whatever). We dont use IFR nav charts so i didnt have a clue which direction he was coming from. Just appeared out of nowhere in my 1oclock high.

Cheers newagebird

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by newagebird
Tue Oct 17, 2006 10:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: I Came Close To A Jet Today!
Replies: 12
Views: 4885

I Came Close To A Jet Today!

Hey, I fly around in Melbourne, australia on a regular basis in a C172(still training). I was enroute from moorabbin to Benalla which is about 80 miles north of <acronym title="MNG Cargo Airlines (Turkey)">MB</acronym>. After getting a clearance to tract direct at 6500 feet to Benalla i had establis...

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by newagebird
Wed Oct 11, 2006 8:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tupolev Tu-144 - A Tribute By Wings
Replies: 57
Views: 67236

RE: Tupolev Tu-144 - A Tribute By Wings

Fantastic tribute...ive always admired tupolev...they were always that other company no one really knew too much about. Wish i could've flown that aircraft but i did fly a <acronym title="Tunisair (Tunisia)">TU</acronym>-154 when Balkan Bulgarian had them, not a bad experience even though it was lou...

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by newagebird
Wed Aug 30, 2006 8:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing's Zero-emission Plane
Replies: 29
Views: 5680

RE: Boeing's Zero-emission Plane

What about cryoplane?? Airbus' answer to this latest beoing aircraft. I know EADS has been developing it for the past 5 years. <center><table align=center BORDER=0 width=252 cellpadding=0 cellspacing=0 STYLE="border: 1px black solid;"><tr><td><a href="/uf/view.file?id=536899826&filename=1156894983Lc...

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by newagebird
Thu Jul 27, 2006 1:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft You'd Like To Do Your CPL In
Replies: 0
Views: 3103

Aircraft You'd Like To Do Your CPL In

Gday all Just wondering what everyones preference is when it comes to choosing their CPL aircraft? A cessna 182...A PA-44...PN68...the list goes on. Why is the Cessna 182 such a preferred aircraft..personally a PA-44 because it is a multi engine appeals to me more than a 182. cheers newagebird

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by newagebird
Sun Jun 18, 2006 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: VN Pilots Take A Nap - B777 Almost Shot Down
Replies: 47
Views: 22383

RE: VN Pilots Take A Nap - B777 Almost Shot Down

hey

theres vietnamese cadets at my flying school and they dont even know wat a 727 is...they thought it was a 2 engine airliner!
Dun wanna stir up trouble but VN does have problems up front.

rgds newagebird

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by newagebird
Sun May 28, 2006 7:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Range And Payload
Replies: 2
Views: 3099

Range And Payload

Hey all I've been told that the MZFW is meant to prevent the wings from suffering overly excessive bending moments in the event of low fuel in the tanks. I'm sure anyone whos done aircraft structures will agree. Do companys like Airbus/ boeing increase the payload of an aircraft by increasing the MZ...

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by newagebird
Tue May 09, 2006 5:13 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Asking My Gf To Marry Me After Arrival.
Replies: 53
Views: 3982

RE: Asking My Gf To Marry Me After Arrival.

youuu can dooo itt!!!

gud luck buddy

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by newagebird
Sun May 07, 2006 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Srilankan Fleet Refresh Plans, A340-600 Or B787
Replies: 34
Views: 5970

RE: Srilankan Fleet Refresh Plans, A340-600 Or B787

Qouting 6thfreedom :The A346 would be great for the launch of <acronym title="Melbourne - Tullamarine (MEL / YMML), Australia - Victoria">MEL</acronym>/<acronym title="Sydney - Kingsford Smith International (Mascot) (SYD / YSSY), Australia - New South Wales">SYD</acronym> services. Given the growth ...

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by newagebird
Sun May 07, 2006 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Srilankan Fleet Refresh Plans, A340-600 Or B787
Replies: 34
Views: 5970

RE: Srilankan Fleet Refresh Plans, A340-600 Or B787

Great to see all these people interested in a small carrier!! its fantastic Well the bottom line is that <acronym title="Sri Lankan Airlines">UL</acronym> is owned by the government and the Sri lankan government is unfortunately a corrupt regime. The political situation is only deteriorating and mor...

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by newagebird
Fri May 05, 2006 12:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Srilankan Fleet Refresh Plans, A340-600 Or B787
Replies: 34
Views: 5970

RE: Srilankan Fleet Refresh Plans, A340-600 Or B787

Yes it is interesting I dont see a big expansion but defiinitely an upgrade is required. The A340s are around 7 years old now but there are still a couple from 2003 although they are on lease. The A320s are definitely the oldest aircraft however they were delivered in 1999. They should be looking at...

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by newagebird
Fri May 05, 2006 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot Workload
Replies: 8
Views: 2428

Pilot Workload

Hey This is to all pilots who fly regional, international or interstate. Now that aircraft have become so much easier to fly and instruments have gone from the normal circular dial instruments to EFIS, what exactly do pilots do while cruising. Obviously its a different story when climbing to ur <acr...

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by newagebird
Sun Apr 09, 2006 7:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lost In Translation
Replies: 14
Views: 2994

RE: Lost In Translation

Hey
i need them to be accurate. My lecturers a respected figure in the aviation industry so i wouldnt want to be putting in crap for him.
Thanks
newagebird

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by newagebird
Sat Apr 08, 2006 9:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lost In Translation
Replies: 14
Views: 2994

Lost In Translation

yo fellow a.netters Am writing a paper on 'communication barriers within the flight deck'. Was wondering if anyone had any examples of mix ups with their flight crew member. All stories welcome! It can be based on culture, language or just plain jargon mix ups. rgds newagebird p.s appreciate any hel...

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