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by schooner
Mon Sep 17, 2007 3:51 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Things That Annoy You About Flying
Replies: 51
Views: 7089

RE: Things That Annoy You About Flying

legroom
legroom
legroom
legroom
legroom
legroom!

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by schooner
Mon Jul 23, 2007 6:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Largest Narrow Body
Replies: 49
Views: 13796

RE: Largest Narrow Body

Interestingly the largest seating capacity single aisle airliners in service are the 2 TCX B757-300s. I believe all the other -300s in service have slightly less seating than the 281 that are fitted in G-JMAA and G-JMAB. Once managed a flight with 300 SOB once crew and infants were taken into consid...

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by schooner
Sat Jul 21, 2007 7:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MYT And TCX/FCA And TOM
Replies: 20
Views: 3054

RE: MYT And TCX/FCA And TOM

Proposed reduction of 3 x 320 and 1 x 767. We cant figure out the maths either regarding the 100 aircrew. Looks more like there will be a few redundancies but the figure of 100 aircrew is probably being used to scare us into conceding some of our hard won Ts & Cs. And at the same time this is happen...

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by schooner
Tue Jul 03, 2007 7:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Landings: Cathay Pacific Vs PIA
Replies: 25
Views: 6498

RE: Landings: Cathay Pacific Vs PIA

Not making it personal fella, I just dont believe that is the best way to carry out the landing. If I am feeling brave I will give it a go tommorrow but if you hear of a tailstrike in <acronym title="Fuerteventura (- Puerto del Rosario) (FUE / GCFV), Spain">FUE</acronym> tommorrow I'm coming to get ...

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by schooner
Mon Jul 02, 2007 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Landings: Cathay Pacific Vs PIA
Replies: 25
Views: 6498

RE: Landings: Cathay Pacific Vs PIA

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by schooner
Tue Jun 19, 2007 10:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Is Causing The 5th "Contrail"
Replies: 25
Views: 8267

RE: What Is Causing The 5th "Contrail"

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by schooner
Sat Jun 02, 2007 2:22 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Stages Of Emergency Landing
Replies: 34
Views: 15600

RE: Stages Of Emergency Landing

Maybe I'm just a wuss and dont have balls of steel.......

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by schooner
Sat Jun 02, 2007 12:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Stages Of Emergency Landing
Replies: 34
Views: 15600

RE: Stages Of Emergency Landing

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by schooner
Fri May 25, 2007 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why No Really Early Flights?
Replies: 62
Views: 8644

RE: Why No Really Early Flights?

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by schooner
Fri May 25, 2007 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why No Really Early Flights?
Replies: 62
Views: 8644

RE: Why No Really Early Flights?

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by schooner
Thu May 24, 2007 10:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why No Really Early Flights?
Replies: 62
Views: 8644

RE: Why No Really Early Flights?

Well I am checking in at half midnight for a 0130 departure to Zakinthos Monday morning. Off duty at 1030 local......deep joy. Night flights should be banned IMHO. Damn turtles, I hate 'em.

Cheers.

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by schooner
Tue Apr 24, 2007 4:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 773 Bulb Burn Out After Only 3 Days?!?
Replies: 30
Views: 5506

RE: 773 Bulb Burn Out After Only 3 Days?!?

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by schooner
Mon Apr 23, 2007 9:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 773 Bulb Burn Out After Only 3 Days?!?
Replies: 30
Views: 5506

RE: 773 Bulb Burn Out After Only 3 Days?!?

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by schooner
Mon Feb 12, 2007 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mytravel And Thomas Cook To Merge
Replies: 62
Views: 9534

RE: Mytravel And Thomas Cook To Merge

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by schooner
Mon Feb 12, 2007 10:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mytravel And Thomas Cook To Merge
Replies: 62
Views: 9534

RE: Mytravel And Thomas Cook To Merge

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by schooner
Mon Feb 12, 2007 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mytravel And Thomas Cook To Merge
Replies: 62
Views: 9534

RE: Mytravel And Thomas Cook To Merge

The airline will almost certainly remain Thomas Cook. The parent company that results from the merger is to be named Thomas Cook Group & although it is written as a "merger" the senior partner will be TCX.

Cheers.

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by schooner
Thu Oct 12, 2006 9:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aircraft And The Environment (spurt)
Replies: 1
Views: 2939

RE: Aircraft And The Environment (spurt)

Saw the advert in The Times a few days ago aswell. Quite funny really, problem is I pretty much agree with the adverts sentiments, not those tree hugging hippies that commissioned it!

Cheers.

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by schooner
Wed Oct 11, 2006 1:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Strange Transatlantic Tracks
Replies: 5
Views: 2890

RE: Strange Transatlantic Tracks

Probably a big fat jetstream between the northerly & southerly tracks.

Cheers.

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by schooner
Tue May 16, 2006 9:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Tcx Charter Flight LGW-LPA
Replies: 7
Views: 4348

RE: Tcx Charter Flight LGW-LPA

EMA is now a 757 base. Long term plan is to can the 320's & be all boeing shorthaul & 330 longhaul till we decide on our future fleet plans.

Cheers.

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by schooner
Thu Apr 13, 2006 7:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 757 / 767 Speedbrake Safety?
Replies: 11
Views: 6273

RE: 757 / 767 Speedbrake Safety?

SOP in my airline is to keep a hand on the speedbrakes whenever they are deployed in flight, the thinking being you are less likely to inadvertantly leave them up if your hand is resting on them!

Cheers.

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by schooner
Fri Mar 31, 2006 2:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Idle Fuel Burn Rates
Replies: 11
Views: 25009

RE: Idle Fuel Burn Rates

RB-211 between approx 1.5 - 2.2 tonnes/hour depending on aircraft weight, cruise speed etc.

Cheers.

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by schooner
Sat Nov 05, 2005 6:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilots-What's The Fastest You've Flown Below 10K?
Replies: 40
Views: 7890

RE: Pilots-What's The Fastest You've Flown Below 10K?

Ta! Was going to have a sulk then Big grin

Cheers.

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by schooner
Fri Nov 04, 2005 6:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilots-What's The Fastest You've Flown Below 10K?
Replies: 40
Views: 7890

RE: Pilots-What's The Fastest You've Flown Below 10K?

Oh I feel terribly mis-quoted here today!

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by schooner
Thu Nov 03, 2005 9:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 767 Cockpit Button Question
Replies: 11
Views: 14420

RE: Boeing 767 Cockpit Button Question

The Flight Intercom button is an alternate action switch, all the rest are momentary. It enables you to communicate on the intercom system with the crew. You have to be careful to not forget to turn it off when you have finished otherwise any crew using the intercom system could hear you talking abo...

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by schooner
Fri Oct 28, 2005 3:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilots-What's The Fastest You've Flown Below 10K?
Replies: 40
Views: 7890

RE: Pilots-What's The Fastest You've Flown Below 10K?

MEL, below 313kts below 8000ft the windows are designed to withstand an impact from a bird. Above that their integrity is not assured but we are apparently ok because birds dont fly any higher than that (says the man from Boeing!! <img border=0 src="http://www.airliners.net/discussions/graphics/smil...

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by schooner
Thu Oct 27, 2005 6:45 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilots-What's The Fastest You've Flown Below 10K?
Replies: 40
Views: 7890

RE: Pilots-What's The Fastest You've Flown Below 10K?

325kts? Has to be slower than 313kts below 8000` for protection against frozen chickens in the 757 at least!

Cheers.

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by schooner
Thu Oct 20, 2005 5:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Does Autoland Control The Flaps And Spoilers?
Replies: 5
Views: 5358

RE: Does Autoland Control The Flaps And Spoilers?

I prefer the Suduko myself  Smile

Cheers.

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by schooner
Wed Oct 19, 2005 6:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How Many Speeding Tickets Can A Pilot Have?
Replies: 65
Views: 25698

RE: How Many Speeding Tickets Can A Pilot Have?

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by schooner
Sun Oct 09, 2005 11:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook A330 Prang At MAN - Pic Included
Replies: 26
Views: 14159

RE: Thomas Cook A330 Prang At MAN - Pic Included

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by schooner
Sat Oct 08, 2005 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook A330 Prang At MAN - Pic Included
Replies: 26
Views: 14159

Thomas Cook A330 Prang At MAN - Pic Included

We are doing, unfortunately it doesn`t involve getting any 767s! Third 330 has been approved by Ze Germans for a while but with the management farting about we missed a delivery slot for a new one, looks like we will get another for next summer now  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smilies/frown...

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by schooner
Wed Oct 05, 2005 3:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How Many Speeding Tickets Can A Pilot Have?
Replies: 65
Views: 25698

RE: How Many Speeding Tickets Can A Pilot Have?

Ok, fair point!

Cheers.

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by schooner
Mon Oct 03, 2005 10:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How Many Speeding Tickets Can A Pilot Have?
Replies: 65
Views: 25698

RE: How Many Speeding Tickets Can A Pilot Have?

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by schooner
Sat Sep 10, 2005 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA To Offer Fares Based On Cricket Scores
Replies: 27
Views: 5474

RE: BA To Offer Fares Based On Cricket Scores

To be honest, I would be happy if it p!ssed it down for the whole of the match, as long as we win the Ashes everything else is secondary!!

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by schooner
Fri Sep 09, 2005 8:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Identity & Function Of Devices.
Replies: 13
Views: 3507

RE: Identity & Function Of Devices.

This thread is making me feel really rather simple, think i`ll go and join Slamclick.....

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by schooner
Fri Sep 09, 2005 8:32 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Your Opinion On Low Time Transport Pilots.
Replies: 40
Views: 6295

RE: Your Opinion On Low Time Transport Pilots.

Nope, was just qualifying my gentle jibe at some of our older and wiser friends on the other side of the Atlantic, thats all!

Cheers.

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by schooner
Fri Sep 09, 2005 7:33 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Your Opinion On Low Time Transport Pilots.
Replies: 40
Views: 6295

RE: Your Opinion On Low Time Transport Pilots.

VuelingAirbus, just realised you said pretty much the same as me earlier on in the thread with much greater clarity! It just bugs me when some people make blanket statements and show no urge to even entertain a different point of view.

Cheers.

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by schooner
Fri Sep 09, 2005 6:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Your Opinion On Low Time Transport Pilots.
Replies: 40
Views: 6295

RE: Your Opinion On Low Time Transport Pilots.

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by schooner
Thu Sep 08, 2005 5:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Windshield Wipers On Planes?
Replies: 29
Views: 18545

RE: Windshield Wipers On Planes?

Depends on how heavy the rain is but generally (not simply!) yes, we use them during all stages of the flight (when we are actually looking out of the window!).

Cheers.

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by schooner
Mon Aug 15, 2005 8:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Helios Airways 522 Crash
Replies: 89
Views: 11682

RE: Helios Airways 522 Crash

Talking about this at work yesterday did get us wondering, in the 757 at least some of the flightdeck O2 bottles on our fleet actually have an on/off tap located near the FOs right knee. Not very safe in our opinion. Perhaps if the 737 has similar this was off & the crew neglected to check their O2 ...

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by schooner
Thu Aug 11, 2005 7:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bmi - Call In The Consultants?
Replies: 88
Views: 5189

RE: Bmi - Call In The Consultants?

Lets face it, their [email protected]

Cheers.

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by schooner
Wed Aug 10, 2005 3:20 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Black Box Questions?
Replies: 37
Views: 4167

RE: Black Box Questions?

I don`t think that there are many pilots that would want video recording on the flight-deck. It seems that the people advocating the fitting of this technology aren`t pilots, I`m sure if they became pilots their views would change. When CVRs were introduced there were assurances that the recordings ...

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by schooner
Tue Jun 07, 2005 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Airlines - The "187" Seat B752s?
Replies: 31
Views: 6035

RE: Thomas Cook Airlines - The "187" Seat B752s?

Eh? The seat-pitch is in the region of 35 inches with that number of seats.........very reasonable!

Cheers.

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by schooner
Tue Jun 07, 2005 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thomas Cook Airlines - The "187" Seat B752s?
Replies: 31
Views: 6035

RE: Thomas Cook Airlines - The "187" Seat B752s?

G-FCLK and G-FCLH, cant remember the reg of the third one thats 187 seated, sorry!

Cheers.

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by schooner
Sat Jun 04, 2005 7:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European Charter Airlines- Whatever Happened To...
Replies: 169
Views: 13390

RE: European Charter Airlines- Whatever Happened To...

I don`t think there is any airline we dont give our business to! Not sure about the where from. The when, the airline has been instructed to source another airframe so hopefully sometime this year depending on how easy it is to get our hands on one! Details a bit sketchy but there is a third one on ...

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by schooner
Fri Jun 03, 2005 11:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: European Charter Airlines- Whatever Happened To...
Replies: 169
Views: 13390

RE: European Charter Airlines- Whatever Happened To...

Well the latest news from the powers that be is that TCX are increasing the size of the longhaul fleet by a huge 50%.....yes we are getting a third A330, took long enough! Good news I suppose, we have a decent long-haul product & can finally start doing a bit more ourselves instead of farming all of...

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by schooner
Fri May 27, 2005 6:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can A Pilot See The Runway During Flare At Landing
Replies: 32
Views: 12548

RE: Can A Pilot See The Runway During Flare At Landing

Can A Pilot See The Runway During Flare At Landing?

Not when I have my eyes closed!

Cheers.

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by schooner
Wed May 25, 2005 7:53 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B757 Wing Leading Edge Holes
Replies: 18
Views: 6179

RE: B757 Wing Leading Edge Holes

You`re correct Hawk.

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by schooner
Mon May 23, 2005 7:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Evac Test
Replies: 83
Views: 14319

RE: A380 Evac Test

Theres that word "theoretically".

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by schooner
Sun May 22, 2005 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Evac Test
Replies: 83
Views: 14319

RE: A380 Evac Test

My point was to illustrate that in an ideal world proper realistic evacs would be carried out but it is evident that there can be a certain amount of leeway/presumption, whatever you want to call it (like only doing localised tests for a new variant or submitting a paper proving that one hesitant pa...

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by schooner
Sat May 21, 2005 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: A380 Evac Test
Replies: 83
Views: 14319

RE: A380 Evac Test

A little bit of food for thought for those criticising Airbus for carrying out the two deck evacs seperately: when Boeing certified the 777-300 they did not carry out a full evac, just certified the evacuation safety of the stretch version of this jet which adds about 100 seats and two additional ex...

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