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by intrepidflyer
Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Prince Harry's Private Jet
Replies: 23
Views: 3095

Prince Harry's Private Jet

There's been a lot of media noise about Prince Harry, Meghan Markle and entourage flying around by private jet - with regard to emissions. How much difference is there between a few people flying on a small, probably new and economical private jet vs flying Business or First on a commercial airline,...

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by intrepidflyer
Wed May 01, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heathrow - Legal challenge lost
Replies: 85
Views: 12073

Re: Heathrow - Legal challenge lost

I understand the need for a third runway, but I don't think for a minute that Heathrow won't be at capacity again very quickly, and the so called "we can smooth this out and have less stacks and less pollution" will last very long..

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by intrepidflyer
Fri Apr 26, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Staying on the centre line
Replies: 32
Views: 4897

Re: Staying on the centre line

But on the ground for nose wheel control it's a steering wheel... Or pedals? On what? On larger jets, think GIV and up, it is nose wheel for more subtle movements and a tiller for larger turns. On a Grumman Tiger, Cirrus or Diamond, it is a castering nose wheel with differential braking. Thanks for...

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by intrepidflyer
Thu Apr 25, 2019 12:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Staying on the centre line
Replies: 32
Views: 4897

Re: Staying on the centre line

But on the ground for nose wheel control it's a steering wheel... Or pedals? It's both. However, while taking off or landing you'd only use the pedals. The tiller ("steering handwheel" to be exact) has too much authority for very little movement of your hand to use at any significant spee...

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by intrepidflyer
Thu Apr 25, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Staying on the centre line
Replies: 32
Views: 4897

Re: Staying on the centre line

But on the ground for nose wheel control it's a steering wheel... Or pedals?

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by intrepidflyer
Thu Apr 18, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Staying on the centre line
Replies: 32
Views: 4897

Re: Staying on the centre line

Interesting. Thanks for the replies

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by intrepidflyer
Thu Apr 18, 2019 10:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Staying on the centre line
Replies: 32
Views: 4897

Staying on the centre line

When driving my car on the motorway at roughly 70mph I can feel how small steering movements or corrections have big impacts. How do planes manage to take off and land so "straight"? You certainly don't feel like plane veering left and right trying to stay on the runway. Do the wheels lock...

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by intrepidflyer
Sun Mar 24, 2019 10:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 598791

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

To all you pilots out there - has anyone actually ever experienced runaway trim?

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by intrepidflyer
Fri Sep 21, 2018 12:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways flight turns back to BOM after cabin pressure loss causes nosebleeds
Replies: 28
Views: 3851

Re: Jet Airways flight turns back to BOM after cabin pressure loss causes nosebleeds

I have a question - if this affected the pax so much - surely the pilots would have been just as impacted?

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by intrepidflyer
Thu Sep 20, 2018 2:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jet Airways flight turns back to BOM after cabin pressure loss causes nosebleeds
Replies: 28
Views: 3851

Re: Jet Airways flight turns back to BOM after cabin pressure loss causes nosebleeds

Surely some automation could exist here. Is this a classic 737..

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by intrepidflyer
Sat Oct 07, 2017 6:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More cost cuts at Garuda - may ditch F Class
Replies: 19
Views: 3640

Re: More cost cuts at Garuda - may ditch F Class

I had the pleasure of flying first class LHR-CGK

But that was due to an AUP promotion. So they were clearly having trouble filling the seats a year ago when I travelled.

It was quite something though.

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by intrepidflyer
Tue May 23, 2017 3:59 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: Heathrow Plane Spotting -Extras?
Replies: 1
Views: 627

Heathrow Plane Spotting -Extras?

Hi all, A long time lurker here and sorry if this is in the wrong forum! I am actually producing a little comedy short film about a plane obsessed hotel worker - fictitiously based around London Heathrow Airport. In June we're going to film a scene at the Myrtle Avenue recreation park (start of runw...

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