Good thread, interesting discussion. I dont want to add to much to it as I risk being wrong and then being harrassed for it. Company I worked with operating aircraft with a Garrat Engine used a methanol mixture as a fuel additive. It was turned on upon entering runway, and then turned off up 500'. I...Jump to post
IATA is an entity that was primarily formed to be specific to airline (passenger and freight) operations worldwide. This is opposed to ICAO who oversea all aircraft operation worldwide, regardless of what operation it is engaged in. The Worldwide Computer Reservation Systems (CRS), this network link...Jump to post
I can get you almost any inflight magazine of aircraft operating out of Perth Airport, Australia. <acronym title="Qantas (Australia)">QF</acronym>, <acronym title="Virgin Blue Airways (Australia)">DJ</acronym>, <acronym title="Malaysia Airlines">MH</acronym>, <acronym title="Singapore Airlines">SQ</...Jump to post
Im using Camedia Master 2.0 at the moment to edit photos. In when saving the compression, the options are high quality compression, or low quality compression. I know for better photos we want low compression, but would that mean that I save it as High Quality Compression for a Low Compression resul...Jump to post
They were doing PER-DPS flights a few years ago for Merpati/Sempati/Garuda, one of those 3 airlines. This was during the asian economic downfall. Had a friend fly them. Interior was more or less old school. Nothing out of the ordinary. He got to his destination safely and on time. So there is no goi...Jump to post
Wake Turbulence is most at the induced end of the Drag curve. During cruise, wake turbulence is least because the aircraft is now at the parasitic end of the drag curve And as for contrails. Contrails are cloud. The various heating and cooling in the air as the aeroplane moves through effectively cr...Jump to post
the SilkAir plane turned on its back and thus eliminated the effect of mach tuck, or rather used the force in the direction it was goingJump to post
I think the main problem people are having here is that Mach Number is not a speed, but is infact a ratio of 2 speeds. So to say that an aeroplane appears to be travelling at Mach 1 is a load of cow poo. It appears to be travelling at Mach 1 relative to what? Mach is just a number. Just a query abou...Jump to post
I never knew we had one till I found this.
But we now know weve had atleast one.
Stumbled across this on the net today, interesting read. Hijacking at Alice Springs, 1972 The first hijacking of a domestic aircraft on Australian soil by Sergeant Garth Macpherson source: http://www.nt.gov.au/pfes/police/stations/alicesprings/hijack.html On Wednesday, 15 November 1972, an Ansett Ai...Jump to post
Shit filled water huh? Its called bore water! The reason its brown is due to the minerals from the ground. Nothing to do with it being diluted with faeces. Why do you say its pathetic anyway? They have the best and newest training fleet in Australia and the best facilities for a training organisatio...Jump to post
Well what a shocking weekend its been. Only recently I just secured a new job at Perth Airport as a ground handling agent for Air Paradise. So tomorrow I fear walking in and hearing that I no longer have a job. Secondly, 7 people from my school who were in my year were at the sari night club on satu...Jump to post
Well, Either Dec 22 or Dec 23 the first one arrives in Australia. The new Qantas terminal in Perth is meant to be finished by then and thus be ready for the maiden arrival on the A330. It will be met by airline heirachy and obviously they will experience the first flight Per-Syd. As for revenue serv...Jump to post
I do the ground handling for Emirates in Perth and until I heard about this thread I didnt even know this happened. We at Skystar Services get told nothing. Today we read in the paper we just secured the ground handling contract for PAradise Air, we read it in the paper before the company told us, w...Jump to post
Only a few more weeks till the Perth-singapore-rome/paris routes starts on a 2 class configured 744. Be good to get a 747 to singapore, travel enough on 767s domestically as it is. The new domestic terminal extensions in Perth are to be finished in time for the first arrival of the A330 which is sch...Jump to post
For anyone that cares, yesterday, the Ansett Australia Terminal at Perth Airport was bought by the Westralia Airports Corporation. At this stage it is going to become a multiuser domestic terminal. Airlines to use it will be: Virgin Blue Skywest Skippers Aviation (rpt ops only) Anyway, just some new...Jump to post
I use to do ground handling for Dash 8s and was the one responsible for clearing engines and disconnecting the GPU. Generally, after the door has been shut, Id goto the front and say hi to the skip with the headset. He would ask ask me to confirm that the doors were shut up and that the area was cle...Jump to post
John Howard isnt head of state <img src="/discussions/graphics/smile.gif" ALT="Smile"> Yes, the Australian government now has BBJs plus they also have new Challengers, one of which I saw in Perth the other day. As for our head of state, the queen of Australia, who lives on the other side of th...Jump to post
Always wondered this....... When using speedbrakes whilst in flight, you always only see one or 2 panels deployed on each wing. What I want to know, is what governs the amount of panels that are deployed. Does the pilot have the power of choice, or is the a/c system just set up so that, it knows whe...Jump to post
I did a walk around in a 737-300 with an engineer. I beleive it must be the engineers responsiblity to sign a maitainence release rather than the pilot. Anyway, I got some really good snaps, however, this was in my pre digi cam days. So they just sit in my album as part of my "private collection". :PJump to post
Why is the transition altitude vary from country to country, surely this should be made an ICAO standard. In Australia, there is a designated transition area between 10,000' and FL110. In answer to Wardialer's query, in Australia, once you reach 10,000' feet you set 29.92 / 1013.2 then continue to c...Jump to post
Am I right in saying that V2 is the speed at which the plane will fly and climb, where as VLOF will get you off the ground, but is more attributed to ground effect?
And do you yell out V2? Or is V2 confirmed by checking for +ROC?
TAA_Airbus hasnt bothered to read CAO 20.7.1 Bravo yet.
Can FANS be switched off? I remember jumpseating between Perth and Singapore once and talking to the SQ pilots about it. They say its anoying because when your flying through the ITCZ, you are always dodging CBs. So when you alter your heading, without asking ATC. FANS tells TAATS that youve changed...Jump to post
If your flying from Bangkok, and you lose your luggage, its an indictment on the ground handler, not the airline........because the airline doesnt touch your baggage, unless of course you are flying from the airlines hub airport. Hypothetically, If you flew from Bangkok to somewhere, on MAS, and you...Jump to post
At most airlines, you will find that the second officer is a training position. You have to be a second officer before graduating to become a first officer. For instance, at Singapore airlines, once you completed advanced flight training at Maroochydore, you go onto sim training for either 744 or 77...Jump to post
Well Im not going to lie. I really have no idea what spins in what direction. Its something Ive never really thought about. I could try to get technical and crap on about nothing in a desperate attempt to sound smart and knowledgeable, but I would probably incriminate myself on the grounds of incorr...Jump to post
Like I said mate, I kow nothing of the incident and thus cant say anymore. But from what youve said, you are right, and thus should be looked into.Jump to post
Its a electrical device and thus shouldnt be turned on. You on an airline, you gotta follow there rules. But I mean, its never stopped me. An interesting thing was, I got out of a QF 717 @ Hobart earlier this year, was at the top of the airstairs and took a photo of the terminal. The hostie told me ...Jump to post