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by TAA_Airbus
Sun Apr 11, 2004 2:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Water-injected Engines
Replies: 27
Views: 7767

RE: Water-injected Engines

Dalmd88,

Yeah, I worked for a Metro operator. Thanks for that, I was always curious what CAWI stood for. I took it as a slang name.

Cheerio

TAA_Airbus

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by TAA_Airbus
Thu Apr 08, 2004 1:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Water-injected Engines
Replies: 27
Views: 7767

RE: Water-injected Engines

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...

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by TAA_Airbus
Wed Mar 24, 2004 12:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Iata Vs. Icao
Replies: 10
Views: 5296

RE: Iata Vs. Icao

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...

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by TAA_Airbus
Tue Nov 18, 2003 3:58 pm
Forum: Aviation Hobby
Topic: New Tradelist (Huge Lot Of All Items)
Replies: 2
Views: 7327

RE: New Tradelist (Huge Lot Of All Items)

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</...

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by TAA_Airbus
Mon Sep 08, 2003 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where Were TWA T/a Rerouted On 9-11?
Replies: 9
Views: 3777

RE: Where Were TWA T/a Rerouted On 9-11?

Dont quote me, I'm writing this message on behalf of someone else from Canada. Apparently alot of diversions were to Moncton, which included TWA flights.

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by TAA_Airbus
Sun Jul 13, 2003 8:37 pm
Forum: Aviation Photography
Topic: Jpeg Compression
Replies: 1
Views: 2419

Jpeg Compression

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...

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by TAA_Airbus
Mon Mar 24, 2003 6:54 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Dumping Fuel
Replies: 18
Views: 4059

RE: Dumping Fuel

EssentialPower,

It looks like you are talking to yourself there buddy. You made 3 posts in a row.

In Australia, dumping fuel is no longer standard practice. When practical, it is recommended that fuel be burned off rather than dumped.

TAA, The Friendly Way

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by TAA_Airbus
Wed Nov 27, 2002 4:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Orient Thai Airlines
Replies: 2
Views: 2192

RE: Orient Thai Airlines

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...

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by TAA_Airbus
Wed Nov 27, 2002 3:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is Wake Turbulence A Hoax?
Replies: 27
Views: 2466

RE: Is Wake Turbulence A Hoax?

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...

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by TAA_Airbus
Wed Nov 27, 2002 3:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can A "normal" Airliner Go At Supersonic Speed
Replies: 34
Views: 18539

RE: Can A "normal" Airliner Go At Supersonic Speed

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 going

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by TAA_Airbus
Sat Nov 23, 2002 1:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can A "normal" Airliner Go At Supersonic Speed
Replies: 34
Views: 18539

RE: Can A "normal" Airliner Go At Supersonic Speed

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...

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by TAA_Airbus
Sun Oct 27, 2002 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 30 Years Since First Australian Airline Hijacking!
Replies: 3
Views: 9059

RE: 30 Years Since First Australian Airline Hijacking!

I never knew we had one till I found this.

But we now know weve had atleast one.

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by TAA_Airbus
Sun Oct 27, 2002 9:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 30 Years Since First Australian Airline Hijacking!
Replies: 3
Views: 9059

30 Years Since First Australian Airline Hijacking!

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...

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by TAA_Airbus
Sun Oct 27, 2002 9:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Singapore Airlines Pilot Scheme
Replies: 7
Views: 3170

RE: Singapore Airlines Pilot Scheme

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...

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by TAA_Airbus
Mon Oct 14, 2002 9:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: All Australia-Bali Flights Cancelled
Replies: 42
Views: 7259

Air Paradise Put Off Indefinately!

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...

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by TAA_Airbus
Mon Oct 14, 2002 9:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are These Jet's Noses Black To Reduce Glare?
Replies: 12
Views: 5428

RE: Are These Jet's Noses Black To Reduce Glare?

Thai Airways on there A330s have the black paint!

Havent really seen the rest of the fleet to see if they do.

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by TAA_Airbus
Sat Oct 12, 2002 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas A330 Flights Available
Replies: 6
Views: 2150

RE: Qantas A330 Flights Available

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...

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by TAA_Airbus
Fri Sep 13, 2002 6:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates 777 Trent Engine Faliure DXB-PER: A6-EMI
Replies: 28
Views: 5300

RE: Emirates 777 Trent Engine Faliure DXB-PER: A6-EMI

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...

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by TAA_Airbus
Tue Sep 03, 2002 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ansett Australia To Be Reborn
Replies: 66
Views: 4365

RE: Ansett Australia To Be Reborn

Sorry guys, I feel like a real dick for starting up another thread. There goes what reputation I had.

I looked through and didnt see anything here. obviously didnt look hard enough!

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by TAA_Airbus
Sat Aug 31, 2002 6:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flameout On JET Engines
Replies: 4
Views: 4109

RE: Flameout On JET Engines

Putting a small quantity of water through the turbine engine actually increases thrust.

Just something for you to think about

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by TAA_Airbus
Thu Aug 29, 2002 12:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: QF 747's On Domestic Sectors
Replies: 16
Views: 2643

RE: QF 747's On Domestic Sectors

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...

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by TAA_Airbus
Wed Aug 28, 2002 11:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ansett Terminal Sold!
Replies: 0
Views: 1114

Ansett Terminal Sold!

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...

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by TAA_Airbus
Fri Aug 23, 2002 12:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SIA's Silk Air To Fly In Australia!
Replies: 35
Views: 5377

RE: SIA's Silk Air To Fly In Australia!

Prepare for total domination-domination-domination!!!!!!!

Yes, well every airline and rich business men have aspirations to take over the world. This is no different to that.

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by TAA_Airbus
Tue Aug 20, 2002 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Traffic Control Locations
Replies: 13
Views: 1615

RE: Air Traffic Control Locations

Only a minority of controllers work in towers/airports.

There are 3 types of controllers

Enroute Controllers
Tower Controllers
Approach/Departure Control

www.airservices.gov.au gives you information regarding ATC careers in Australia

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by TAA_Airbus
Mon Aug 19, 2002 9:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How Are Commercial Pilots Paid?
Replies: 23
Views: 6278

RE: How Are Commercial Pilots Paid?

Hmmmm, Valujet, If you crashed, you didnt get paid, fair enough policy. :P

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by TAA_Airbus
Mon Aug 19, 2002 6:59 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How Are Commercial Pilots Paid?
Replies: 23
Views: 6278

RE: How Are Commercial Pilots Paid?

Qantas short haul pilots get paid per sector.

So a pilot would get paid the same for doing a 4 hour East-West flight as he would doing a 1 hour Mel-Syd flight.

Long Haul however is different. Whether its per hour or salary, who knows.

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by TAA_Airbus
Fri Aug 16, 2002 4:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Turbo-prop Engine Start
Replies: 16
Views: 8611

RE: Turbo-prop Engine Start

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...

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by TAA_Airbus
Thu Aug 15, 2002 1:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Now This Is The Strangest Looking 747:
Replies: 23
Views: 5568

RE: Now This Is The Strangest Looking 747:

It may of been said, but have these military variants of the 747 got a Military Designator?

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by TAA_Airbus
Thu Aug 15, 2002 1:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Heads Of State And Their Air Transportationn
Replies: 10
Views: 2699

QRE: Heads Of State And Their Air Transportationn

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...

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by TAA_Airbus
Thu Aug 15, 2002 1:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737-300 Airbrakes On Approach?
Replies: 18
Views: 6574

RE: 737-300 Airbrakes On Approach?

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...

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by TAA_Airbus
Thu Aug 15, 2002 1:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: FMS Questions
Replies: 8
Views: 3232

RE: FMS Questions

If the VOR station is onsite with a DME station, then the DME distance will also be given, as was demonstrated by Capt Carrot up his arse in the Cathay Pacific 747-400 video.

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by TAA_Airbus
Thu Aug 15, 2002 1:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Walkaround ..... With Pictures!
Replies: 4
Views: 1843

RE: Walkaround ..... With Pictures!

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". :P

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by TAA_Airbus
Tue Aug 13, 2002 11:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fuel Question
Replies: 21
Views: 8932

RE: Fuel Question

100LL really hasnt taken off in australia as yet. Well atleast not on the western sea board.

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by TAA_Airbus
Tue Aug 13, 2002 12:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft Utilization
Replies: 8
Views: 2464

RE: Aircraft Utilization

Alot of Qantas's planes sit around for long periods in LHR, so BA started using them on short trips, just so they get used.

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by TAA_Airbus
Mon Aug 12, 2002 11:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Changeover Altitude
Replies: 23
Views: 7897

RE: Changeover Altitude

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...

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by TAA_Airbus
Mon Aug 12, 2002 11:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do Aircraft Become Airborne Before V2?
Replies: 6
Views: 3997

RE: Do Aircraft Become Airborne Before V2?

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.

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by TAA_Airbus
Mon Aug 12, 2002 2:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cockpit Description Needed.
Replies: 7
Views: 1707

Jepps Thingo!

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...

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by TAA_Airbus
Mon Aug 12, 2002 2:14 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Questions About RR Engines
Replies: 24
Views: 3721

RE: Questions About RR Engines

Surely its been re-issued.

I was looking at a brand new one at uni the other day that someone bought, the diagrams definately did not seem outdated.


But it has been around for a while. But youd think there would be more current copies on the market!

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by TAA_Airbus
Fri Aug 09, 2002 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is The Busiest Route Of The World?
Replies: 42
Views: 8450

RE: What Is The Busiest Route Of The World?

You are wrong!

The Circuit area @ Jandakot in Perth is busier than all of them  Smile

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by TAA_Airbus
Fri Aug 09, 2002 6:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Or Mas / Mas Or Thai?
Replies: 9
Views: 1749

QUmmmmm!

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...

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by TAA_Airbus
Fri Aug 09, 2002 6:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Is The Technical Term For...
Replies: 13
Views: 6115

RE: What Is The Technical Term For...

Hey, you dont even need a hot jet engine to see that phenomenom where I live.
Real pain in the ass when you are trying to take photos on a summers day!

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by TAA_Airbus
Fri Aug 09, 2002 6:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: BAE 146
Replies: 7
Views: 2729

RE: BAE 146

BAe=Bring another Engine

The first ones that got bought out to australia couldnt handle the hot conditions and actually burnt out engine cores in about 100 hours........or some insane low number like that.

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by TAA_Airbus
Fri Aug 09, 2002 6:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft Signaling Devices
Replies: 11
Views: 3219

RE: Aircraft Signaling Devices

Its called a Radio!!!!
You tell them what way you are going!

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by TAA_Airbus
Fri Aug 09, 2002 1:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How Good Are .....
Replies: 9
Views: 2714

RE: How Good Are .....

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...

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by TAA_Airbus
Fri Aug 09, 2002 12:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: BAE 146
Replies: 7
Views: 2729

RE: BAE 146

4 APUs  Smile


Lots in Australia. I must admit, I think its a good plane, unfortunately, it doesnt perform very well in the hot australian climate. Which is its downfall.

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by TAA_Airbus
Fri Aug 09, 2002 12:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Questions About RR Engines
Replies: 24
Views: 3721

RE: Questions About RR Engines

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...

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by TAA_Airbus
Thu Aug 08, 2002 2:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Powers The Cabin Lights, Etc When...
Replies: 6
Views: 5541

RE: What Powers The Cabin Lights, Etc When...

Ground handlers usually turn off most things, lights etc.

they are the last people to use the aeroplane (cleaning etc)

Just go into the cockpit turn off the GPU switch and let the old girl sleep!

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by TAA_Airbus
Sun Jul 21, 2002 9:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Who Has The Schedule For N707JT?
Replies: 64
Views: 6606

RE: Who Has The Schedule For N707JT?

Well the most expensive hotel in Singapore is the Raffles.

The Qantas crew hotel is across the road from that, Swissotel, The Stamford, formally the Westin Stamford.

Perhaps he is on the top 2 floors, I hear they are very nice up top.

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by TAA_Airbus
Wed Jul 03, 2002 12:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Recent Near Collision Arising Frm Tcas Advisories?
Replies: 11
Views: 3216

RE: Recent Near Collision Arising Frm Tcas Advisories?

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.

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by TAA_Airbus
Wed Jul 03, 2002 11:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Turn Off All Portable Electronic Devices...
Replies: 7
Views: 3788

RE: Turn Off All Portable Electronic Devices...

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 ...

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