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by CX Flyboy
Fri Jan 07, 2000 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: My Trip HKG - LDN - HKG
Replies: 6
Views: 1098

RE: Not A Problem !

Perhaps the aircraft will go u/s and you will get to fly a Northwest 747-200. You'd like that wouldn't you?

India November.

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by CX Flyboy
Fri Jan 07, 2000 12:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific To Fly To Yul?
Replies: 2
Views: 2324

RE: Cathay Pacific To Fly To Yul?

Cathay actually have rights to fly to many more cities around the world than they currently do. It would be great if they do so. Next year they plan to order a huge amount of aircraft. Some say enough to double the fleet. With all those planes we have to fly to more places, although I can't remember...

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by CX Flyboy
Fri Jan 07, 2000 12:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Another Aviation Quiz
Replies: 6
Views: 1556

RE: Another Aviation Quiz

DLMD-11, you don't mean CargoLion do you? They fly DC8 and DC10 freighters registered in Luxembourg.

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by CX Flyboy
Thu Jan 06, 2000 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Strobes/other Lights
Replies: 6
Views: 1099

RE: Strobes/other Lights

At Cathay we switch the strobes on when we enter the runway, and not if we are at the holding point waiting for line-up clearance, and especially not if there's another aircraft lined up like the Gulf Air was. This is common sense really. If at night, the outboard landing lights need to go on, they ...

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by CX Flyboy
Tue Jan 04, 2000 10:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Does The 757-300 NOT Scrape?
Replies: 21
Views: 4456

How Does The 757-300 NOT Scrape?

Boeing757/767, Boeing does not, as far as I know design an aircraft just long enough so that it does not scrape. As a pilot you can scrape the tail of any aircraft. Before any airliner type enters serivce, they need to test the minimum unstick speed. This is the lowest speed at which the aircraft wi...

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by CX Flyboy
Tue Jan 04, 2000 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Haeco Maintenance.
Replies: 1
Views: 1351

RE: Haeco Maintenance.

If anyone is still looking for the answer to this, here's a little help: Obviously CX and Dragonair do a lot of their maintenance there. Evergreen has been a long standing customer, as well as Atlas and American Trans Air. Every now and then Tristars come to HKG, such as Tradewinds. CX send their 74...

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by CX Flyboy
Tue Jan 04, 2000 8:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Engine 'flames'
Replies: 5
Views: 1009

RE: Engine 'flames'

Flames are not something you see everyday, but are not neccessarily anything to worry about. It could have simply seen excess fuel/fumes being ignited in a hot tailpipe. Not sure about the fact that they were blue and what that means though. Any engineers out there?

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by CX Flyboy
Tue Jan 04, 2000 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Female Airline Pilots
Replies: 20
Views: 3724

RE: Female Crew

Cathay has around 12 female crew, including 2 local chinese pilots. I was down at Adelaide for training with one of the local ones and hear that she is quite capable. As a passenger, I flew a UA 737-500 from San Francisco to LAX, and just after the landing I heard "....not a bad landing for a woman ...

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by CX Flyboy
Tue Jan 04, 2000 11:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MTV's FLY2K . . . . . . . .
Replies: 6
Views: 1567

Picture Of The DC10.

There's a picture of it on www.justplanes.com

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by CX Flyboy
Tue Jan 04, 2000 1:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Canadian Airlines' Future?
Replies: 4
Views: 1457

Canadian Airlines' Future?

I heard that Air Canada has bought Canadian. Does anyone know what is going to happen to the Canadian name and their fleet? Will AC just absorb all of CP's fleet? Will all of CP's routes go to AC/CMM? Canadian's 747-400s are different to AC's and even then AC doesn't have many, so I wonder if the CP...

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by CX Flyboy
Tue Jan 04, 2000 1:03 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines A340 Makes Emergency Landing
Replies: 8
Views: 2910

TCA256

Dear TCA, "....it seems you don't know much about Airbus and aviation in general." You shouldn't take me too seriously when I say the A340 doesn't climb on two engines. I am rather toungue-in-cheek when I say that. I happen to fly the things for Cathay for a living, so I'd like to think I know a lit...

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by CX Flyboy
Tue Jan 04, 2000 12:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Aircrafts?
Replies: 2
Views: 1718

RE: New Aircrafts?

"Boeing will do the 717 until the order book is empty"

....well, they won't be doing the 717 for long then will they?!

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by CX Flyboy
Tue Jan 04, 2000 12:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong / Beijing / Phuket ATC Freq
Replies: 4
Views: 1477

RE: Hong Kong / Beijing / Phuket ATC Freq

Here are some HKG frequencies. The previous post was not quite correct. Tower North (Rwy 07): 118.2 Tower South(Rwy25): 118.4 Ground south: 122.55 Ground north: 121.6 ATIS 128.2 Departures (Rwy 07) 123.8 Departures (Rwy 25) 124.05 Approach 119.35+119.1 Radar 121.3/123.7/126.3/123.95/125.8 HK Radio (...

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by CX Flyboy
Tue Jan 04, 2000 12:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Excuses For Heavy Landings
Replies: 31
Views: 2150

RE: "Heavy" Landings Generally

Mr. Boeing claims that most of his aircraft can be landed with a 500 foot per minute descent rate without the need to flare. Indeed, during my sim training on a 737, we were told that there was no need to flare, otherwise the aircraft would float. Towards the end we did flare, but only ever so slig...

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by CX Flyboy
Tue Jan 04, 2000 12:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Three Questions On Engine Failure.
Replies: 9
Views: 2473

RE: Three Questions On Engine Failure.

Apparently the 747-400 can continue flight onwards to destination on 3 engines and just expect a 10% higher fuel burn. The A340 has similar figures. Pretty impressive stuff. A twin can fly for quite a while on it's remaining engine. As Amir said, it depends on how heavy you are and the thrust levels...

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by CX Flyboy
Tue Jan 04, 2000 12:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Atlantic (HKG-LHR)
Replies: 8
Views: 2452

RE: Virgin Atlantic >> Hi Thai747

I found Virgin to have very cramped seats and bad food. The PTVs were great and the staff were great though. I have not flown MAs for a while (4 years), but I understand that they are very good, and I don't ever remember being as cramped as I was on the A340. If I were you I'd choose MAS. The 777 is...

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by CX Flyboy
Mon Jan 03, 2000 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What Is A Flight Purser?
Replies: 7
Views: 85065

RE: What Is A Flight Purser?

At Cathay we don't have pursers or chief pursers, we have Inflight Service Managers!

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by CX Flyboy
Mon Jan 03, 2000 12:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines A340 Makes Emergency Landing
Replies: 8
Views: 2910

RE: CX Flyboy

....or the aircraft was half empty.

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by CX Flyboy
Mon Jan 03, 2000 12:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot's And Guns
Replies: 19
Views: 1348

RE: Pilot's And Guns

Normally the right thing to do is to do whatever the hijacker tells you to do. There's no room for heroes on the flight deck. Dead bodies slumped over the controls are rather bad for the flight characteristics, as are windshieldless aircraft. Surely if people do exactly as they are told, any death o...

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by CX Flyboy
Sun Jan 02, 2000 11:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Turkish Airlines A340 Makes Emergency Landing
Replies: 8
Views: 2910

RE: Turkish Airlines A340 Makes Emergency Landing

A heavy A340 on two engines?! They're bad enough flying on all four just after takeoff! I'm glad I wasn't at the controls of that one!

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by CX Flyboy
Sun Jan 02, 2000 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilot Food
Replies: 4
Views: 1302

RE: Pilot Food

Pilots normally get first class food when they want it. They do have to eat different foods, but I've often seen them share a tray of cheese and biscuits or fruit.

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by CX Flyboy
Sun Jan 02, 2000 11:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Best&Worst Airports
Replies: 23
Views: 2472

The Best And The Worst....

I have to say that HKG's new airport is quite impressive from a passenger's point of view. It is spacious, new and clean. Copenhagen also have a very classy airport. Wooden floorboards, open areas, it's quite quiet and has nice shops selling some pretty cool stuff. If only more were like it. As for...

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by CX Flyboy
Sat Jan 01, 2000 11:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Good Is Air France?
Replies: 7
Views: 2306

RE: How Good Is Air France?

I flew with them a couple of years ago, but admittedly it was not an international flight. I went MAN-CDG-Copenhagen and back on 737-500s. I found their service to be quite adequate. Nothing special, but by no means bad. The food was above standard but I didn't see much of the hostesses for much of...

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by CX Flyboy
Sat Jan 01, 2000 11:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Buzz Airlines
Replies: 6
Views: 1337

RE: Buzz Airlines

The airline links at justplanes.com would surely have the address. They have an excellent selection of airline websites.

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by CX Flyboy
Sat Jan 01, 2000 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Your First Millennium Aircraft
Replies: 6
Views: 1124

RE: Your First Millennium Aircraft

Mine was an Air China 747-400 shortly after leaving Chek Lap Kok passing about FL100 going into China on it's way back to Beijing.

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by CX Flyboy
Sat Jan 01, 2000 10:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: I Heard On Tv That A BA 747 Has Had A PB Due To ..
Replies: 6
Views: 2519

What?

Sorry, but what is a PB?..and what is a bogue?

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by CX Flyboy
Sat Jan 01, 2000 7:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Buzzing Noise?
Replies: 4
Views: 1022

RE: Buzzing Noise?

Anyone like the harmonic 'moan' from engines like the Tristar RB211 when starting up? You don't get many Tristars in this part of the world anymore and I miss hearing the noise. Ever heard something like a Cessna 182 take off? You get a searing/tearing noise from the prop. That's the tips going sup...

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by CX Flyboy
Fri Dec 31, 1999 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How Many Forumites Have You Meet?
Replies: 7
Views: 1512

RE: How Many Forumites Have You Meet?

I was introduced to this forum by N754PR, so yes I know him, but I've just realised that I know HS-LTA as well.

Any other HKG based guys out there?

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by CX Flyboy
Fri Dec 31, 1999 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How's MAS Compared To CX, SQ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1894

RE: How's MAS Compared To CX, SQ?

I agree that every airline has it's little stories, but some simply have a lot more than others. You have to wonder. No-one can say that every airline has the same standards. Some have better standards than others. Some are dodgy, some are shut down because of it. It often takes an accident or two ...

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by CX Flyboy
Fri Dec 31, 1999 3:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: This Forum Is One Big Happy Family!
Replies: 8
Views: 1832

RE: This Forum Is One Big Happy Family!

I'll second that! I have been on so many forums where people get into arguements and start bickering about everything. Then you get personal vendettas against certain people and everything they post. I'm fairly new to this forum, but am very impressed already. Lets keep things as they are. Happy Ne...

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by CX Flyboy
Fri Dec 31, 1999 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MD-11 Combi
Replies: 4
Views: 1572

RE: MD-11 Combi

All I can say is that I have seen the main deck cargo door aft of the wing on the port side.

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by CX Flyboy
Fri Dec 31, 1999 2:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: How's MAS Compared To CX, SQ?
Replies: 6
Views: 1894

RE: How's MAS Compared To CX, SQ?

I have spoken to many people who know a little about the internal workings of SQ including ex-pilots and they all say that there are some very questionable practices within the airline. One ex-Captain had an electrical failureof some sort out of SIN on the way to Bahrain (I think). The failure was ...

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by CX Flyboy
Fri Dec 31, 1999 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MD-11 Combi
Replies: 4
Views: 1572

RE: MD-11 Combi

The current MD11 Combi operator is: Alitalia: I-DUPA,I DUPB, I-DUPE, I-DUPI, I-DUPO, I-DUPU I am not sure how many of these are actually operated as Combi aircraft and how many are full pax. Air Zaire had two on order, but these were cancelled and the aircraft were not built. I can't seem to find an...

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by CX Flyboy
Thu Dec 30, 1999 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Malaysian New Colours?
Replies: 9
Views: 1341

Malaysian New Colours?

I heard from a few places that Malaysian were to unveil a new colour scheme on a 777. This was a few months ago and I have not heard or seen anything since. Does anyone know anything about this?

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by CX Flyboy
Thu Dec 30, 1999 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What The Hell With Virgin Atlantic!
Replies: 19
Views: 3070

RE: What The Hell With Virgin Atlantic!

I once flew Virgin, also HKG-LHR. They had no approval to fly over China and therefore flew to the northeast, up over Japan, Korea then westwards over Siberia to LHR! The flight took 15:45. I had never been on such a long flight. The food was pretty bad and the seats very cramped. The PTVs were the ...

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by CX Flyboy
Thu Dec 30, 1999 3:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: N747GE At HKG
Replies: 7
Views: 1292

RE: N747GE At HKG

I was at CLK yesterday and the following was outside/at HAECO: 1) Saudia 747-300 HZ-AIS 2) N743PR 747-200 (All white but destined for Philippine Airlines again!) 3) B-HXA A340-300 Cathay 4) A white 747 (Could not see any reg) I didn't see any 747sp. or specifically, an Atlas 747 or a Tower 747. Coul...

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by CX Flyboy
Thu Dec 30, 1999 3:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De-Icing Question
Replies: 4
Views: 1519

RE: De-Icing Question

Thanks for that Buzz, I must say that I have limited experience in all of this at the moment as I am still new to the company. As an ex-cadet, I have a while to go before I get to grips with everything and I am stretching my exhausted mind back a few months to try and remember all the deice training...

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by CX Flyboy
Thu Dec 30, 1999 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline Liveries
Replies: 22
Views: 1632

RE: Airline Liveries

I think that is it difficult to say whether cheatlines are better than palin fuselages, or whether white is better than colours. The same pots of paint could be given to a group of airlines and some would make nice sheme with it, the others awful ones. Obviously image is very important and portrayi...

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by CX Flyboy
Tue Dec 28, 1999 11:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: New Nigeria Airways Livery 747 In LHR
Replies: 4
Views: 2367

RE: New Nigeria Airways Livery 747 In LHR

The aircraft concerned is G-BDXB I believe. In my opinion, it is neither an improvement or an inferior scheme. I must say that it is not terribly inspiring. I can imagine the secretary doodle a scheme up in his.her spare time and have it hastenly approved by the board and quickly painted up. I certa...

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by CX Flyboy
Tue Dec 28, 1999 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: De-Icing Question
Replies: 4
Views: 1519

RE: De-Icing Question

There are two types of de-icing fluid that can be used as far as I know. They are imaginatively called type 1 and type 2 fluids. Type 1 is a more immediate solution and can be sprayed hot onto the wings. This type is more runny (Less viscous!) than type two and does not provide as long holdover time...

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by CX Flyboy
Tue Dec 28, 1999 10:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: What's Going To Happen To VH-OJH?
Replies: 6
Views: 3776

RE: QF Is Not "cheap"!

I have heard that the value of VH-OJH which is now over 9 years old is pretty much the same as what they are going to pay to fix it. It would probably be a lot cheaper to get another aircraft of the same vintage (If it were available). However, if they did this, the Qantas's reputation as being the ...

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by CX Flyboy
Mon Dec 27, 1999 5:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Paris' Airports Temporarly Closed
Replies: 4
Views: 1579

RE: Paris' Airports Temporarly Closed

Derico, Wind limits vary from type to type. It also depends on which dicertion the wind is coming from. Most aircraft will not take off in a tailwind of much in excess of 5 kts, especially if heavy. Crosswind limits are somerthing in the order of 25-30 kts. Not that much actually. Light aircraft can...

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by CX Flyboy
Mon Dec 27, 1999 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANK 737-500 At Avalon, Australia
Replies: 6
Views: 1939

RE: ANK 737-500 At Avalon, Australia

The binoculars work fine. You just close one eye and use them as a telescope. In fact, two telescopes joined together. I bet I can read anything off as good as you can, Yankee Lima!

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by CX Flyboy
Mon Dec 27, 1999 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANK 737-500 At Avalon, Australia
Replies: 6
Views: 1939

RE: The Answer And A Story :-)

Thanks for that Leigh, that was very interesting. It would be great fun for the pilots to leave Japan and do T+Gs somewhere like Avalon. Unfortunately at Cathay second officers don't get the chance to do that anymore. We used to go to Shenzhen or Macau, but now they can train us with zero flight tim...

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by CX Flyboy
Sun Dec 26, 1999 6:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ANK 737-500 At Avalon, Australia
Replies: 6
Views: 1939

ANK 737-500 At Avalon, Australia

I was at Avalon, in Melbourne Australia on the 5-12-99 and saw an Air Nippon 737-500 with an ANA domestic 767-200 JA8252 just sitting there on the ramp with nothing else anywhere near it. I have been told that they were base training there, but it seems a long way for a 737 to do just for base train...

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