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by intrepidflyer
Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Until when will the tiller be used?
Replies: 33
Views: 4425

Re: Until when will the tiller be used?

So the rudder pedals control the nose wheel? Or the rudder has enough authority at higher than taxi speed to nudge the wheel, per se?

If the former, at high speed do you have double pedal effect from rudder and nose wheel ?

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by intrepidflyer
Wed Sep 09, 2020 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian has its eyes on the 777X
Replies: 185
Views: 21545

Re: Ethiopian has its eyes on the 777X

It takes some serious effort to not draw a link between "cut costs to compete" and "costs are higher than desired". If the latter was not true, then why would would Airbus be wanting to cut costs. Sometimes, the simplest reason is the right one. It's funny, one set of posters sa...

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by intrepidflyer
Sat Aug 29, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet sued for discrimination by woman forced to move seat
Replies: 125
Views: 13306

Re: Easyjet sued for discrimination by woman forced to move seat

Sokes wrote:
Should gay ultra orthodox male Jews sit next to men or women?


I think we know now everyone must choose for themselves, and ask the airline to accommodate them. But people should not be asked to move for someone elses borderline discriminatory beliefs.

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by intrepidflyer
Fri Aug 28, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Easyjet sued for discrimination by woman forced to move seat
Replies: 125
Views: 13306

Re: Easyjet sued for discrimination by woman forced to move seat

More details here: https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/aug/27/woman-sues-easyjet-after-being-told-to-move-seats-due-to-ultra-orthodox-jewish-men Like in many cases, recurrence add to the issue And so according to the article, if the plane is following Israeli law when the doors are open in TL...

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by intrepidflyer
Wed Aug 19, 2020 10:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: LCY to pause terminal expansion plans
Replies: 43
Views: 4276

Re: LCY to pause terminal expansion plans

I'm a Londoner and I love flying from LCY if I can.
The lack of crowds of people, the swiftness through the terminal, no duty free mazes (!), the short tube journey to South London (via Bank).. please don't make this airport like the others!

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by intrepidflyer
Fri Mar 13, 2020 12:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II
Replies: 1993
Views: 339749

Re: Coronavirus Aviation Related News & Discussion Thread - March 2020 - Part II

Anecdotal passenger load observation, on EK29 DXB-LHR today, less than 200 pax on board this big whale A388

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by intrepidflyer
Thu Feb 27, 2020 5:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 167202

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

I wrote a day or two ago that I was glad the Trump administration takes this seriously. Well, after the press conference today, I'm not impressed. There might be people in the administration as well as the CDC and other governmental organizations that do take it seriously, but Trump was just repeat...

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by intrepidflyer
Sun Feb 09, 2020 7:59 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 167202

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

I know this is all a bit tinfoil, but I think I've already had coronavirus and I think it's much more prevalent than anyone realises or is willing to say. I think I picked it up in a Chinese restaurant in London exactly 3 weeks ago. Obviously when I called the government helpline they didn't really...

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by intrepidflyer
Sun Feb 09, 2020 5:25 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Novel Coronavirus outbreak
Replies: 4092
Views: 167202

Re: Novel Coronavirus outbreak

I know this is all a bit tinfoil, but I think I've already had coronavirus and I think it's much more prevalent than anyone realises or is willing to say. I think I picked it up in a Chinese restaurant in London exactly 3 weeks ago. Obviously when I called the government helpline they didn't really ...

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by intrepidflyer
Thu Dec 26, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Interior Trim Panel Comes Off
Replies: 35
Views: 11576

Re: A350 Overhead Bin Collapses

Is this a secret entrance to a lie flat crew bunk? The entrance is via the rear galley. If you look at page 25 of this FAST magazine you can see the entrance from the rear galley, and the three bunks above the passenger cabin. https://www.airbus.com/content/dam/corporate-topics/publications/fast/FA...

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by intrepidflyer
Thu Dec 26, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A350 Interior Trim Panel Comes Off
Replies: 35
Views: 11576

Re: A350 Overhead Bin Collapses

Yer, I don't think so. There is a fair bit of cabin behind that section of the cabin in the photo and being the centre section, even less likely. There is no cabin behind it, you can see the galley. It is just the cover for the crew bunk over the last 4 rows of Y. LATAM confirmed it was a trim pane...

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by intrepidflyer
Wed Dec 25, 2019 7:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO resigns, David Calhoun named President and CEO
Replies: 300
Views: 39337

Re: Boeing CEO resigns, David Calhoun named President and CEO

The sad thing is, I don't think there are any real Boeing leaders left. Everyone that is there still have drunk the koolaid. Changing the toxic culture at Boeing isn't going to be as easy as getting rid of the corporate bean counters. Everyone in the leadership pipeline at Boeing has been through i...

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by intrepidflyer
Wed Dec 25, 2019 7:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing CEO resigns, David Calhoun named President and CEO
Replies: 300
Views: 39337

Re: Boeing CEO resigns, David Calhoun named President and CEO

Just last month Calhoun said "From the vantage point of our board, Dennis has done everything right from the beginning" (ref: https://www.nbcumv.com/news/cnbc-exclusive-cnbc-excerpts-boeing-chairman-dave-calhoun-speaks-cnbc%E2%80%99s-phil-lebeau-today- ). I don't thing a person goes from ...

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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: 4047

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: 12823

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: 5127

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: 5127

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: 5127

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: 5127

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: 5127

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: 617817

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: 3955

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: 3955

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: 3685

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: 683

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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