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by KingOrGod
Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last VS A340
Replies: 51
Views: 17790

Re: Last VS A340

OMAAbound wrote: The last Virgin Atlantic A340 scheduled service will arrive into LHR on 1st November 2019, 2 A340’s will be kept on as ‘Spares’ for a further few months, operating select routes on an adhoc basis. How’s your chance to get out and see these beautiful French ladies for one final time...

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by KingOrGod
Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: EU and Qatar sign open skies
Replies: 103
Views: 19114

Re: EU to grant QR unrestricted access to EU airports

QR tried STR and failed miserably with an A319. They then tried a tag on to the ZRH flight, and again, failed miserably. I don't expect to see them back. But they will be back. With an open book for Germany, we'll see STR/HAM/CGN/DUS in no time. Essentially QR does not fail as the focus is not on m...

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by KingOrGod
Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: MH370 Aftermath: GADSS by January 1, 2021
Replies: 2
Views: 1266

Re: MH370 Aftermath: GADSS by January 1, 2021

From the article… "simply listen in to the ADS-B data stream aircraft are already transmitting" And when the plane goes dark, like MAS370 did, then they still won't have anything to track. No actual news here folks. Keep scrolling. IMO this is nothing but a few companies trying to cash in.

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by KingOrGod
Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: British Airways suspends five pilots over racist emails
Replies: 86
Views: 13977

Re: British Airways suspends five pilots over racist emails

hypersensitivity Bingo. What basically happened: I'm going to go with this because it's great, until it fits my agenda about playing the race card. And poof. Another snowflake born. FYI, some of the biggest racists I know are not white people either. Some of them others are, but racism isn't only w...

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by KingOrGod
Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: EU and Qatar sign open skies
Replies: 103
Views: 19114

Re: EU to grant QR unrestricted access to EU airports

I can see these cities soon getting QR's flights : LYS, LUX, DUS, STR , AGP, MLA, LIS, BLQ, SZG. QR tried STR and failed miserably with an A319. They then tried a tag on to the ZRH flight, and again, failed miserably. I don't expect to see them back. But they will be back. With an open book for Ger...

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by KingOrGod
Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: EU and Qatar sign open skies
Replies: 103
Views: 19114

Re: EU to grant QR unrestricted access to EU airports

TC957 wrote:
I can see these cities soon getting QR's flights :
LYS, LUX, DUS, STR, AGP, MLA, LIS, BLQ, SZG.


QR tried STR and failed miserably with an A319. They then tried a tag on to the ZRH flight, and again, failed miserably.

I don't expect to see them back.

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by KingOrGod
Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Emirates carry its own return catering?
Replies: 23
Views: 8237

Re: Does Emirates carry its own return catering?

Channex757 wrote:
soggy meals with stale bread and pastries.


And there I thought they wanted to give us meals like that :yuck:

If it's the intention, they succeed. If it's not the intention, they are still succeeding.

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by KingOrGod
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B787 Engine Identification
Replies: 10
Views: 2646

Re: B787 Engine Identification

RR have a vent just forward of the T/R cascade...

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by KingOrGod
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK crew robbed in South Africa
Replies: 84
Views: 15499

Re: TK crew robbed in South Africa

I have not heard of anybody in NYC or London having a bullet put through their head by somebody stealing their bicycle. Please point me to this sort of news, I must not have seen it. I don't know of companies in NYC specialising in anti smash and grab films for vehicle windows. Again, show me that....

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by KingOrGod
Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA off runway at ORD
Replies: 40
Views: 11343

Re: UA off runway at ORD

If I was a pilot, this would've been the best week to slide off the runway and not get blamed for it as pretty much all the majors have had an excursion this week. This is aimed at a.net in general, not specifically at you... Carriers in other parts of the world routinely have extremely challenging...

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by KingOrGod
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK crew robbed in South Africa
Replies: 84
Views: 15499

Re: TK crew robbed in South Africa

Here's that part that gets me about the potential "slant"of this post by the OP: why is the title, necessarily 'South Africa'? It could have been just as easy (and more specific) to say Johannesburg. I say this based on two points: 1) That would be like a crew getting robbed in Los Angele...

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by KingOrGod
Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK crew robbed in South Africa
Replies: 84
Views: 15499

Re: TK crew robbed in South Africa

Here's that part that gets me about the potential "slant"of this post by the OP: why is the title, necessarily 'South Africa'? It could have been just as easy (and more specific) to say Johannesburg. I say this based on two points: 1) That would be like a crew getting robbed in Los Angele...

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by KingOrGod
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 624617

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

Ultimately, that's why we need the CVR to understand their interpretation of the issue. In regards to AOA. They were flying straight and level. So I suspect they were already flying pitch/thrust as they had communicated to ATC they were having control issues and requested to maintain their heading....

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by KingOrGod
Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 624617

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

With these statements, trav777 has "won" this thread: "Sorry but if you actually believe a sample size of n=2 is large enough to base a statistical probability estimate off of, then you're....uninformed. And I'm being polite here. These were Lion Air "pilots". "Flying&...

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by KingOrGod
Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 624617

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

trav777 wrote:
read this whole thread



Obviously not...

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by KingOrGod
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 624617

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

"(e) Unsafe Condition This AD was prompted by analysis performed by the manufacturer showing that if an erroneously high single angle of attack (AOA) sensor input is received by the flight control system, there is a potential for repeated nose-down trim commands of the horizontal stabilizer. W...

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by KingOrGod
Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eurowings EW 2930 returned to STR on 01/05/2019
Replies: 4
Views: 955

Re: Eurowings EW 2930 returned to STR on 01/05/2019

Is this a normal rate of aborted flights or just bad luck? Well, when I see the blue line (altitude) on the flight data chart below, it leads me to think it may have been a cabin pressure problem. https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/ew2930#1f1568be It climbed to F350 and on the return leg dr...

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by KingOrGod
Mon Dec 24, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help ID this type (LHR 1992)
Replies: 20
Views: 3010

Re: Help ID this type (LHR 1992)

That’s a real toughy. It doesn’t look like a DC8. Any chance it’s a Convair 990? Spantax would have still been flying them in 1992. I thought of the 990 too, but the engine pylons aren't right for that type... Yeah I was trying to do a pylon comparison too. Thought it might be a bit of a stretch. I...

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by KingOrGod
Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help ID this type (LHR 1992)
Replies: 20
Views: 3010

Re: Help ID this type (LHR 1992)

Dominion301 wrote:
That’s a real toughy. It doesn’t look like a DC8. Any chance it’s a Convair 990? Spantax would have still been flying them in 1992.


I thought of the 990 too, but the engine pylons aren't right for that type...

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by KingOrGod
Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help ID this type (LHR 1992)
Replies: 20
Views: 3010

Re: Help ID this type (LHR 1992)

Perhaps an EC24 of the USN?

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by KingOrGod
Mon Dec 24, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help ID this type (LHR 1992)
Replies: 20
Views: 3010

Re: Help ID this type (LHR 1992)

SPREE34 wrote:
I'd guess the NASA DC-8-72.


That NASA DC8 doesn't have a cargo door...

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by KingOrGod
Sun Dec 23, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA considers selling off assets as debt balloons
Replies: 114
Views: 21776

Re: SAA considers selling off assets as debt balloons

Looks like SAA might have been thrown a lifeline...but it comes with a catch https://www.fin24.com/Companies/Industrial/embattled-saa-gets-unsolicited-r21bn-offer-for-51-stake-report-20181223 Large hedge funds set the terms for governments. Is South Africa ready to accept that is where they are? Pe...

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by KingOrGod
Sun Nov 25, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 624617

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

I disagree. If I was presented with that Aircraft Maintenance Log I would have happily taken the jet flying. The procedure followed were industry standard. The defect is written up, and the aircraft is worked on in accordance with the OEMs procedures and released for flight. As far as everyone was ...

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by KingOrGod
Sun Nov 25, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is this pilot's behavior safe?
Replies: 18
Views: 5373

Re: Is this pilot's behavior safe?

In the same alley, is he breaking the rules for the sake of breaking rules? No, he is filming a video. It's not about THIS particular situation. Good, so you are admitting that it isn't unsafe at all. Safety culture isn't about blindly adhering to rules. It's about understanding why they exist, and...

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by KingOrGod
Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 624617

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

7b - Flaps selected like a low level stall recovery Where did that come from? Is that in the procedures anywhere? I don't remember Boeing ever training that unless it's a new technique. Looking more and more like the pilots were handed a can of worms by maintenance and didn't follow proper procedur...

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by KingOrGod
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA considers selling off assets as debt balloons
Replies: 114
Views: 21776

Re: SAA considers selling off assets as debt balloons

Let's stand Alitalia and SAA back to back, then one bullet to the head will solve both problems. What a ridiculous comment to make! So two long standing national airlines are in financial problems and you make immature statements like that. So you would actually like the two airlines to both be put...

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by KingOrGod
Thu Nov 15, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 624617

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

salttee wrote:
flyingturtle wrote:
Where does it all end?


Evidently at the bottom of the ocean, with a hundred and some dead people.

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by KingOrGod
Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA considers selling off assets as debt balloons
Replies: 114
Views: 21776

Re: SAA bleeding money!

I think a more newsworthy event would be a South African company not bleeding money :lol: But seriously, flying old equipment to Europe and The US cannot be a sustainable business model. The only way I see SAA surviving is eliminating long haul and focusing on feeding international carriers via a s...

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by KingOrGod
Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA considers selling off assets as debt balloons
Replies: 114
Views: 21776

Re: SAA bleeding money!

According to a article,https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/saa-bleeds-cash-20180922,SAA is bankrupt and may consider selling some assets. It may sell its catering wing and outsource SAA Cargo or operate full cargo aircraft since it is a profitable business. Banks have refused to make loans to i...

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by KingOrGod
Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA considers selling off assets as debt balloons
Replies: 114
Views: 21776

Re: SAA bleeding money!

The reason for SAA's 737-800 was an order 777 in the mid 1990's and canceling the order so they have deposit monies at Boeing. Use or loose it, the 737 was the plane most useful at SAA then, today a 787-9 would be great. Not entirely. There were B777-200ERs on order which Andrew switched for more B...

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by KingOrGod
Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA considers selling off assets as debt balloons
Replies: 114
Views: 21776

Re: SAA bleeding money!

According to a article,https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/saa-bleeds-cash-20180922,SAA is bankrupt and may consider selling some assets. It may sell its catering wing and outsource SAA Cargo or operate full cargo aircraft since it is a profitable business. Banks have refused to make loans to i...

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by KingOrGod
Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA considers selling off assets as debt balloons
Replies: 114
Views: 21776

Re: SAA bleeding money!

According to a article,https://www.news24.com/SouthAfrica/News/saa-bleeds-cash-20180922,SAA is bankrupt and may consider selling some assets. It may sell its catering wing and outsource SAA Cargo or operate full cargo aircraft since it is a profitable business. Banks have refused to make loans to i...

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by KingOrGod
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Arabia pilots turn an A320 into a STOL aircraft
Replies: 74
Views: 19220

Re: Air Arabia pilots turn an A320 into a STOL aircraft

How come those in the tower missed seeing this and didn't instruct to cancel the take-off clearance ? Probably because by the time they noticed the aircraft was already lifting off. Then they would be some very inattentive air traffic controllers They should have noticed once the aircraft started m...

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by KingOrGod
Sat Sep 22, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Employee Accuses/Sues WN for Whites Only Break Room at HOU
Replies: 62
Views: 12670

Re: Employee Accuses/Sues WN for Whites Only Break Room at HOU

EA CO AS wrote:
Flaps wrote:
the union didn't make him bid for a station many hours from where he lived


And I bet nobody there listened to his victimisations either (leading to that bid), because you know, well...

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by KingOrGod
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure
Replies: 133
Views: 26250

Re: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure

sixtyseven wrote:
airtechy wrote:
Are there any airports that can still do GCA's (ground controlled approach)? If everything dies except for one Comm radio.....


Nobody trained in how to fly them anymore


I hold a SRA rating and in Europe they are still trained for and flown...

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by KingOrGod
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure
Replies: 133
Views: 26250

Re: Boeing 777-300ER Multiple Navigation Instrument Failure

KICT wrote:
"End of discussion. My plane is broken. I can't land there. Tell me where I can land."


I can't tell you where to land if I don't know what you are capable of....

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by KingOrGod
Mon Sep 17, 2018 10:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: LHR - New ATC frequencies
Replies: 12
Views: 4078

Re: LHR - New ATC frequencies

A reminder for pilots and spotters alike, overnight tonight (Wed 12th) @HeathrowAirport will be changing it's Delivery, Ground and Tower frequencies. LHR - Position Air North 118.705 Air South 118.505 GMC1 121.905 GMC 2 121.705 GMC 3 121.805 Delivery 121.98 Arrival ATIS 128.080 Could these frequenc...

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AirKevin wrote:
Difference? If you just respond with "Roger", this happens.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ttlY2gRJsL8&t=0m17s


Those guys are ATC's I'd never aspire to be like. :tapedshut:

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by KingOrGod
Tue Sep 04, 2018 6:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Difference between saying "Roger" and your callsign?
Replies: 80
Views: 7104

Re: Difference between saying "Roger" and your callsign?

Don't many ATISs say "all aircraft read back hold short instructions"? I think this captain is discussing the repeating of taxi and hold short instructions after a frequency change (eg from ground to tower). The instruction was already received and read back with (i assume) the ground con...

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by KingOrGod
Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Difference between saying "Roger" and your callsign?
Replies: 80
Views: 7104

Re: Difference between saying "Roger" and your callsign?

Side note: One of our training captains hates it when you repeat the taxi instruction after handover on the ground, e.g. "Flight 123, on Alpha, right on Foxtrot, hold short Golf". In his view, they already know that you've received a hold short instruction and now you're just cluttering t...

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by KingOrGod
Sun Sep 02, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Difference between saying "Roger" and your callsign?
Replies: 80
Views: 7104

Re: Difference between saying "Roger" and your callsign?

Our surveillance technology is getting better in Europe what with enhanced Mode S etc. Some centres now have callsign highlighting when you transmit. There is an array of RDF stations installed, so when you transmit, your position is triangulated and your callsign highlighted on the screen. This gr...

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by KingOrGod
Sun Sep 02, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Difference between saying "Roger" and your callsign?
Replies: 80
Views: 7104

Re: Difference between saying "Roger" and your callsign?

ChrisKen wrote:
KingOrGod wrote:
: no more mooing or farting on 121.5 please. We can identify you now :) :)

Yikes, D&D have been doing that for 60 years in the UK. What took so long?

On a civvie radar screen, this is new. No idea who d&d is. Air defence obviously been able to do it for ages, but I’m not referencing them.

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by KingOrGod
Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Difference between saying "Roger" and your callsign?
Replies: 80
Views: 7104

Re: Difference between saying "Roger" and your callsign?

I’m not a controller, but he does want the passing “2000” as well as your cleared altitude “5000”. 2000 so that he can verify his altitude readout on his display “20” and the 5000 so that he knows that you’re both on the same page. I do understand over in Europe they can see more information from t...

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by KingOrGod
Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Difference between saying "Roger" and your callsign?
Replies: 80
Views: 7104

Re: Difference between saying "Roger" and your callsign?

Wait.... People actually say things like "passing 4136 feet"?!? :shock: Question for you: Apart from initial contact with departures, "Flight 123, Grumpy 2 departure, passing 2000 feet climbing 5000", do you even want the passing altitude from us? Like in radar control, if we ge...

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by KingOrGod
Wed Aug 15, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Difference between saying "Roger" and your callsign?
Replies: 80
Views: 7104

Re: Difference between saying "Roger" and your callsign?

It *is* redundant. I know exactly who I have on my frequency, and who I am expecting. Of course you are "with me" - you are on my frequency. You won't always know who to expect when dealing with lots of VFR GA traffic. In that case I can understand their pilots using 'with you' as an indi...

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by KingOrGod
Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Difference between saying "Roger" and your callsign?
Replies: 80
Views: 7104

Re: Difference between saying "Roger" and your callsign?

"please don't do a spin..." .... so keeping it standard is the only way to ensure comprehension. :thumbsup: Internally we sometimes talk to each with non-RT english depending on unit and language, In one unit I worked at it was regular to use spin him , which is equivalent to an orbit or ...

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by KingOrGod
Wed Jul 11, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Difference between saying "Roger" and your callsign?
Replies: 80
Views: 7104

Re: Difference between saying "Roger" and your callsign?

2. The controller knows this is initial contact since he hasn't heard from you before. Controllers must be aware of aircraft under their control. I would be amazed if every controller handling 20+ concurrent flights could instantly recall every flight number under there control at all times. If you...

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by KingOrGod
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Difference between saying "Roger" and your callsign?
Replies: 80
Views: 7104

Re: Difference between saying "Roger" and your callsign?

"With you" IMHO isn't redundant because it makes it clear to the controller that the broadcaster has recently switched frequency. It *is* redundant. I know exactly who I have on my frequency, and who I am expecting. Of course you are "with me" - you are on my frequency. If you d...

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by KingOrGod
Wed Jul 11, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Etihad CEO lays out restructuring plans
Replies: 146
Views: 31935

Re: Etihad CEO lays out restructuring plans

Turkey joins the Shengen Area, I personally don't believe this to be a given, given how the political landscape is unfolding in Turkey. They certainly will never (OK never is a long time, but its chances have been shot down at the moment) be an EU member state, and I have my doubts about them being...

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by KingOrGod
Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220
Replies: 217
Views: 35244

Re: Airbus rebrands C-Series to A220

frigatebird wrote:
it looks unnecessary. On the A330neo it looks plain silly IMO.


Please don't look at the new Beluga then :rotfl:

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