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by ThrottleHold
Sun Feb 25, 2018 5:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Norwegian B737 Max 8 software update
Replies: 21
Views: 1775

Re: Norwegian B737 Max 8 software update

Boeing have had issues with the latest update of their Onboard Performance Tool application that calculates take off performance.

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by ThrottleHold
Thu Dec 14, 2017 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM pilots will take their caps off
Replies: 132
Views: 23770

Re: KLM pilots will take their caps off

Cost cutting? Isn't an airliner's public image infinitely more valuable to them than the cost of a few hats can ever be? Aren't hats complete peanut crumbs on an airliner's budget anyway? Welcome to the world of the airline bean counters! All that matters to them is wringing out every last cent. Th...

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by ThrottleHold
Thu Nov 09, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine cooling on short hops
Replies: 35
Views: 6499

Re: Engine cooling on short hops

GE90 recommends 3 mins at idle before shutdown. (recommends, not mandates). The famous GE90 growl on start up is a direct result of Rotor Bow. RR Trent 900 series recommends 2 mins at idle before shut down. On start up, FADEC will motor the engine until EGT below 100C, then introduce fuel. Like the ...

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by ThrottleHold
Fri Nov 03, 2017 9:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Items that airline pilots cannot purchase at airports?
Replies: 36
Views: 7654

Re: Items that airline pilots cannot purchase at airports?

I am thinking of items (that certain segments of society could find fault with) such as adult magazines, sealed bottles of alcohol, tobacco products, controversial books, or even lottery tickets. With the infectious spread of the "eternally offended and outraged" snowflake mob these days,...

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by ThrottleHold
Sun Oct 22, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Confusing Callsigns
Replies: 35
Views: 6738

Re: Confusing Callsigns

Air Maroc & Shamrock are easily confused on the radio.

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by ThrottleHold
Wed Oct 18, 2017 4:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...
Replies: 323
Views: 34358

Re: Irish 10/17: Philadelphia here we come (again!) ...

... and yes, frankly if we're honest it is 3rd world, yes it is in all but location. . Have you ever been to an actual 3rd world airport? I severely doubt it if you think that's what DUB is. Dhaka, Dakar, Nairobi, Dar Es Salaam, Entebbe, Trivandrum, Calicut, Kochin..... I've been through all of the...

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by ThrottleHold
Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK 33 circling Thyrrhenian Sea?
Replies: 22
Views: 3985

Re: TK 33 circling Thyrrhenian Sea?

It's 8 years since I last flew the 330... Not a bad recollection of limitations!! In practice by the time takeoff engine failure run the procedures and come back OEI you would more than likely be at that level. Now with the 235 and 242 tonne MTOW, it’s further away from 229, just a further consider...

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by ThrottleHold
Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK 33 circling Thyrrhenian Sea?
Replies: 22
Views: 3985

Re: TK 33 circling Thyrrhenian Sea?

He’s not saying you’d intentionally shut a working engine down, he’s implying that at MTOW the airplane is fully capable of an auto land or go around. Most airbusses ive flown can be landed at MTOW, it just requires an overweight landing inspection, which is a very minor deal. Exactly. I can't see ...

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by ThrottleHold
Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK 33 circling Thyrrhenian Sea?
Replies: 22
Views: 3985

Re: TK 33 circling Thyrrhenian Sea?

With all due respect, ThrottleHold is making little sense with the pre-simulator theoretical training? O.K. shut down one of the engines and start your landing approach. Who gives you the 100% guarantee that there will be NO BIRD STRIKES at that moment, killing your other (and only) running engine?...

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by ThrottleHold
Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK 33 circling Thyrrhenian Sea?
Replies: 22
Views: 3985

Re: TK 33 circling Thyrrhenian Sea?

zeke wrote:
ThrottleHold wrote:
The A330 will quite happily perform a CATIIIB autoland, at MTOW, on a single engine.


Close, provided that the runway is approved for automatic landing, the flight crew can decide to perform an autoland up to 229 t.

It's 8 years since I last flew the 330... Not a bad recollection of limitations!!

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by ThrottleHold
Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:28 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK35 ISTYUL 13OCT What's going on?
Replies: 14
Views: 3439

Re: TK35 ISTYUL 13OCT What's going on?

2) For the worse, the Capt. had already declared medical emergency while still in Turkish airspace. Continuing forward to Europe and make an emergency landing somewhere there would definitely not suit the international rules. They had to return to the nearest airport inside the airspace where medic...

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by ThrottleHold
Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK 33 circling Thyrrhenian Sea?
Replies: 22
Views: 3985

Re: TK 33 circling Thyrrhenian Sea?

sandyb123 wrote:

According to the airbus website the A333 can't land at MTOW of 230 tonnes but at MLW 185 tonnes, meaning it would need to loose 45 tonnes of fuel equivalent to about 7.5 hours of flying.

Sandyb123

The A330 will quite happily perform a CATIIIB autoland, at MTOW, on a single engine.

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by ThrottleHold
Fri Oct 13, 2017 5:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Now more A380s than passenger 747s
Replies: 76
Views: 16060

Re: Now more A380s the passenger 747s

racercoup wrote:

Most of the major airlines of the world? by what measure? of the top 10 airlines of the world by fleet size : the following (6) have operated 747's , American, Air Canada, Air China, China Southern, Delta & United - none of these airlines fly the A380..
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by ThrottleHold
Sun Sep 24, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DOT Approves Norwegian Air UK permits
Replies: 39
Views: 3456

Re: Norwegian's UK subsidiary given final approval by U.S. Department of Transportation for transatlantic operations

PatrickZ80 wrote:

In short this is everything British that isn't England, Wales, Scotland or Ireland..

Ireland isn't British.

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by ThrottleHold
Wed Aug 30, 2017 8:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cost Index B777-200ER Question
Replies: 7
Views: 1187

Re: Cost Index B777-200ER Question

On the - 300ER, 140 pretty much equates to Long Range Cruise speed.
110 gives you about the best fuel/time trade off.

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by ThrottleHold
Mon Aug 21, 2017 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AMM Parked aircrafts questions
Replies: 4
Views: 1283

Re: AMM Parked aircrafts questions

Quite an eclectic mix of abandoned airframes in AMM. A Tristar in Rich International colours. A brown and cream coloured 727 with winglets. A Delta Tristar. The Daallo Airlines 321 with a patched up hole in the side from a Pax bomb attack in Somalia. Jordan Aviation 767 still in full SilverJet colou...

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by ThrottleHold
Sun Apr 16, 2017 11:29 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: How to become an airline pilot without a degree UK
Replies: 7
Views: 2617

Re: How to become an airline pilot without a degree UK

Sorry, but no. There isn't. Getting some experience on a small plane never hurts of course, but on training to become an airline pilot it's not going to get you anywhere. A degree is what counts and the way to get that degree (not even talking about the money here) is by studing from the books. . S...

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by ThrottleHold
Tue Jul 12, 2016 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/16: Let's go fly a kite ...
Replies: 205
Views: 27370

Re: Irish 9/16: Let's go fly a kite ...

OA260 wrote:
Re : YYZ it is already showing in the GDS systems as all A330 with Tues/Thurs/Sun showing as A330 operated by ASL Airlines.


Just to clarify, it's showing an "A330 Operated By ASL Airlines"? I looked on the EI site and it shows some days 757 by ASL and other days A330 by Aer Lingus.

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by ThrottleHold
Mon Jul 11, 2016 5:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/16: Let's go fly a kite ...
Replies: 205
Views: 27370

Re: Irish 9/16: Let's go fly a kite ...

Miami.
And only 1 new 330 next year.

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by ThrottleHold
Tue Jun 28, 2016 2:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ 368 engine catches fire
Replies: 302
Views: 66853

Re: SQ 368 engine catches fire

- "It is possible that the pilot dumped his fuel load before landing, in which case there is no probability of an explosion." You never dump all the fuel. And what is left would be in the wings. Maybe irrelevant - but how much fuel would you keep in tanks? MLW, legal fuel for hold, go-aro...

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by ThrottleHold
Tue Jun 28, 2016 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SQ 368 engine catches fire
Replies: 302
Views: 66853

Re: SQ 368 engine catches fire

I see nothing wrong with the crew's action. In fact, I'd commend them for it.

All of you screaming hysterically and criticising the decision not to evacuate obviously have no experience.

Mine?..
11,000 hours
B777 Training Captain
Type Rating Instructor

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by ThrottleHold
Sun Jun 26, 2016 11:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Dual FMS failure, how often does it happen?
Replies: 24
Views: 5584

Re: Dual FMS failure, how often does it happen?

There have been instances on the 777 where certain coding clashes in some systems will cause both FMCs to crash. Most of the time one or both FMCs have come back but there is potential for both to remain failed. There are now procedures in place to avoid being in that situation where both FMCs coul...

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by ThrottleHold
Mon Jun 20, 2016 11:41 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: New site on Android Chrome
Replies: 4
Views: 829

Re: New site on Android Chrome

Viewing the forums on Chrome on my Samsung S2 tablet is not too bad. However, viewing it on Chrome on my Samsung S6 Edge phone is a complete mess. Obviously something wrong in the way it formats for the smaller screen. Also, I stay logged in on the tablet, but on the phone I have to re-sign in every...

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by ThrottleHold
Sun Jun 19, 2016 3:35 pm
Forum: Site Related
Topic: How To Jump To Last Read Message In Thread?
Replies: 6
Views: 921

Re: How To Jump To Last Read Message In Thread?

That icon is missing for me.
Chrome on Android.
The whole things a mess.

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by ThrottleHold
Sun Jun 19, 2016 10:53 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Only 46 users online currently ?
Replies: 19
Views: 2285

Re: Only 46 users online currently ?

Out of the 38 users currently online, 8 are bots.

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by ThrottleHold
Sun Jun 19, 2016 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 9/16: Let's go fly a kite ...
Replies: 205
Views: 27370

Re: Irish 9/16: Let's go fly a kite ...

Anyone's account logging out itself every so often even if you have ticked "Remember Me"? Same here. The site is now practically unusable on a mobile device. One of the biggest f*ck ups of a site redesign that I've ever seen. The people in charge of it couldn't organise a piss up in a bre...

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by ThrottleHold
Sun Jun 19, 2016 8:55 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: New site on Android Chrome
Replies: 4
Views: 829

New site on Android Chrome

Awful update if the sure. Basically unusable on a mobile device. Specifically, when viewing a forum on chrome on Android, the icon at top right of the page to change forums doesn't work. It's unclickable. Plus, for some reason, I have to scroll way to the right to even see it. The placement is all w...

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by ThrottleHold
Wed Jun 08, 2016 3:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did Pilots Always Need College Degrees?
Replies: 48
Views: 10038

RE: Did Pilots Always Need College Degrees?

I left school at 18, now 17 years flying, all of it multi jet since 200 hours. Was a 777 Captain at 32 and now a TRI and Line Training Captain.
Never had a degree.

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by ThrottleHold
Thu May 26, 2016 10:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cabin Pressurization At Ascent And Descent?
Replies: 12
Views: 3924

RE: Cabin Pressurization At Ascent And Descent?

My son is 6 months old and has just completed his 10th long haul sector.
Definitely recommend feeding during descent, not so important on climb.
As for the poop explosions.... Yes, definitely bring at least 2 changes of clothes!!

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by ThrottleHold
Tue Apr 19, 2016 11:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish Aviation Thread 5/16
Replies: 201
Views: 25923

RE: Irish Aviation Thread 5/16

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Cipango" class="quote" target="_blank">Cipango</a> (<a href="#175" class="quote">Reply 175</a>):<br/><i>Runway 16/34 is in use as a result. I ha...

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by ThrottleHold
Thu Apr 07, 2016 5:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish Aviation Thread 5/16
Replies: 201
Views: 25923

RE: Irish Aviation Thread 5/16

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/kaitak" class="quote" target="_blank">kaitak</a> (<a href="#70" class="quote">Reply 70</a>):<br/><i>This was in the days of Gorbachev, when they...

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by ThrottleHold
Fri Apr 01, 2016 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dubai To Introduce Passenger Tax
Replies: 41
Views: 14371

RE: Dubai To Introduce Passenger Tax

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/hz747300" class="quote" target="_blank">hz747300</a> (<a href="#36" class="quote">Reply 36</a>):<br/><i>. In fact, one person recommended going ...

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by ThrottleHold
Tue Mar 29, 2016 7:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hijacked Egyptian Aircraft Lands In Larnaca
Replies: 99
Views: 22575

RE: Hijacked Egyptian Aircraft Lands In Larnaca

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/BubbleFrog" class="quote" target="_blank">BubbleFrog</a> (<a href="#14" class="quote">Reply 14</a>):<br/><i>How does one get an "explosives belt...

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by ThrottleHold
Mon Mar 28, 2016 12:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UAE19 Circling North Of MAN
Replies: 48
Views: 15683

RE: UAE19 Circling North Of MAN

A ROW/ROP "Runway too short" message is a mandatory go-around.

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by ThrottleHold
Sun Mar 27, 2016 1:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyDubai B738 Crashes On Approach In Russia Part 3
Replies: 161
Views: 39996

RE: FlyDubai B738 Crashes On Approach In Russia Part 3

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Pellegrine" class="quote" target="_blank">Pellegrine</a> (<a href="#60" class="quote">Reply 60</a>):<br/><i>, but I don't really care. </i></fon...

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by ThrottleHold
Sun Mar 27, 2016 7:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyDubai B738 Crashes On Approach In Russia Part 3
Replies: 161
Views: 39996

RE: FlyDubai B738 Crashes On Approach In Russia Part 3

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/barney+captain" class="quote" target="_blank">barney captain</a> (<a href="#52" class="quote">Reply 52</a>):<br/><i> Quoting Pellegrine (Reply 5...

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by ThrottleHold
Sat Mar 26, 2016 7:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B777: No Overbank After Flameout
Replies: 40
Views: 8885

RE: B777: No Overbank After Flameout

You can do a 90 degree bank during normal flight if you want. The protections will fight you, but it'll let you do it.

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by ThrottleHold
Sat Mar 26, 2016 7:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will We See LHR-DWC Anytime Soon?
Replies: 14
Views: 5694

RE: Will We See LHR-DWC Anytime Soon?

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Qatara340" class="quote" target="_blank">Qatara340</a> (<a href="#1" class="quote">Reply 1</a>):<br/><i> <acronym title="Jebel Ali (Dubai) - Al ...

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by ThrottleHold
Sun Mar 20, 2016 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyDubai 738 Crashes On Approach In Russia
Replies: 282
Views: 91478

RE: FlyDubai 738 Crashes On Approach In Russia

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/jeta380" class="quote" target="_blank">jeta380</a> (<a href="#278" class="quote">Reply 278</a>):<br/><i> There are people who love and follow my...

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by ThrottleHold
Sun Mar 20, 2016 4:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyDubai 738 Crashes On Approach In Russia
Replies: 282
Views: 91478

RE: FlyDubai 738 Crashes On Approach In Russia

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/jeta380" class="quote" target="_blank">jeta380</a> (<a href="#278" class="quote">Reply 278</a>):<br/><i> I gave up posting any serious posts yea...

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by ThrottleHold
Sun Mar 20, 2016 3:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FlyDubai 738 Crashes On Approach In Russia
Replies: 282
Views: 91478

RE: FlyDubai 738 Crashes On Approach In Russia

The amount of bullshit posted on this thread could fill a warehouse. I could write some rebuttals, but I'd just be wasting my time pissing in the river of uneducated amateur armchair "expert" speculation drivel above. There was a time I could be bothered, but not anymore.<br/><br/><font size="-4">[E...

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by ThrottleHold
Wed Mar 16, 2016 3:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Diversion DXB-SEA To YVR And Fuel Emergency
Replies: 61
Views: 24356

RE: EK Diversion DXB-SEA To YVR And Fuel Emergency

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/BoeingGuy" class="quote" target="_blank">BoeingGuy</a> (<a href="#29" class="quote">Reply 29</a>):<br/><i> As I said earlier, the 777 has been d...

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by ThrottleHold
Tue Mar 15, 2016 2:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Diversion DXB-SEA To YVR And Fuel Emergency
Replies: 61
Views: 24356

RE: EK Diversion DXB-SEA To YVR And Fuel Emergency

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/ahmetdouas" class="quote" target="_blank">ahmetdouas</a> (<a href="#10" class="quote">Reply 10</a>):<br/><i> Wow that's quite low. </i></font></...

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by ThrottleHold
Tue Mar 15, 2016 1:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Diversion DXB-SEA To YVR And Fuel Emergency
Replies: 61
Views: 24356

RE: EK Diversion DXB-SEA To YVR And Fuel Emergency

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Viscount724" class="quote" target="_blank">Viscount724</a> (<a href="#0" class="quote">Thread starter</a>):<br/><i>hat would the legal minimum r...

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by ThrottleHold
Tue Mar 08, 2016 5:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK221 Diversion Question
Replies: 20
Views: 5372

RE: EK221 Diversion Question

2 Capts and 2 F/O's.

22 hours absolute max duty time.

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by ThrottleHold
Fri Mar 04, 2016 8:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QR Pilots Fired Over Miami Runway Accident
Replies: 103
Views: 32599

RE: QR Pilots Fired Over Miami Runway Accident

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/DTWPurserBoy" class="quote" target="_blank">DTWPurserBoy</a> (<a href="#36" class="quote">Reply 36</a>):<br/><i> Nice gesture but it would play ...

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by ThrottleHold
Fri Feb 19, 2016 6:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Irish 3/16: The Imogen Edition
Replies: 200
Views: 25430

RE: Irish 3/16: The Imogen Edition

<table border="0" align="CENTER" width="95%" class="quote"><tr><td><font size="2" face="ARIAL, Helvetica, Geneva" color="#9A9DA0">Quoting <a href="/profile/Eagleboy" class="quote" target="_blank">Eagleboy</a> (<a href="#86" class="quote">Reply 86</a>):<br/><i>Saw pics online of the B777 near the tow...

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