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by TOGA10
Mon Jan 14, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Starting a new Airline
Replies: 53
Views: 6235

Re: Starting a new Airline

No news?

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by TOGA10
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Family sit on floor during flight, not enough seats.
Replies: 48
Views: 13282

Re: Family sit on floor during flight, not enough seats.

I don't believe this. No way an airline would carry more pax than they can offer seats to, feels like somebody is in desperate need for attention... As for jumpseats, most aircraft have more jumpseats then needed, i.e. for extra crew on training etc, most of the time you have 1 or 2 jumpseats free,...

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by TOGA10
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why is Flybe only valued at £2.2m?
Replies: 9
Views: 1192

Re: Why is Flybe only valued at £2.2m?

According to data from the CAPA Fleet Database, half of the commercial aircraft in service with the world's airlines are leased. It's worse than I thought; don't you just hate all these merchant bankers … As much as I'm opposed to neoliberal no-rules investment banking which led us into the last wo...

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by TOGA10
Mon Jan 14, 2019 10:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Family sit on floor during flight, not enough seats.
Replies: 48
Views: 13282

Re: Family sit on floor during flight, not enough seats.

I don't believe this. No way an airline would carry more pax than they can offer seats to, feels like somebody is in desperate need for attention... As for jumpseats, most aircraft have more jumpseats then needed, i.e. for extra crew on training etc, most of the time you have 1 or 2 jumpseats free, ...

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by TOGA10
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Wind pushes Southwest plane into equipment
Replies: 32
Views: 2672

Re: Wind pushes Southwest plane into equipment

Did someone forget to set the parking brake? I have never heard of this happening. I certainly have. Aircraft aren't left with the parking brake set; it's set prior to chock insertion and released after insertion, and set prior to removal...and while holding during taxiing with engines running. Oth...

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by TOGA10
Fri Jan 04, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine spinner pattern question
Replies: 42
Views: 3023

Re: Engine spinner pattern question

Spinner patterns are for ground crew, esp. the marshaller, to manage induction risk. Upon entry into a gate (stand), typically when the marshaller can see a pattern instead of a blur on the spinners, the marshaller signals "insert wheel chocks". I think they look at the beacon for that? E...

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by TOGA10
Wed Jan 02, 2019 10:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing 777 Wiper limit speed
Replies: 39
Views: 3995

Re: Boeing 777 Wiper limit speed

The DC-8 used bleed air for windscreen clearance instead of windshield wipers. It did not use bleed air for TAI. It used a heated window, just like most modern aircraft. And, just for reference, the max speed for windshield wipers on our A300'a is 230 KIAS. None of our Boeings or McBoeings have a l...

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by TOGA10
Wed Dec 19, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Where did Easyjet fail where others succeeded?
Replies: 31
Views: 5590

Re: Where did Easyjet fail where others succeeded?

The 156 seats on the A319 requiring a 4 th flight attendant suggests Easy’s Grasp of how economies of scale work is pretty poor ... an aircraft really needs to hold closer to 200 if there are going to be 4 crew onboard . A simple mistake that Wizz and FR would never have made Well, they ordered a w...

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by TOGA10
Sat Dec 15, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cargo Pilots: a different breed of airmen?
Replies: 82
Views: 11554

Re: Cargo Pilots: a different breed of airmen?

Fully agree with the commentors above. 747Whale, amazing post!

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by TOGA10
Wed Dec 05, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK Crosswind Landing at Newcastle Becomes Touch 'n Go
Replies: 46
Views: 9503

Re: EK Crosswind Landing at Newcastle Becomes Touch 'n Go

I think emiratesdriver's remark about the PF being demoted was about the 521 incident, not about the NCL rejected landing in the vid. Incorrect, the NCL skipper was dead-headed back to DXB the next day and is currently offline pending consequences. You're kidding... that is absolutely horrible. Pil...

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by TOGA10
Fri Nov 30, 2018 9:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JAL domestic flight cancelled due to overbooking
Replies: 23
Views: 6651

Re: JAL domestic flight cancelled due to overbooking

Per news https://mainichi.jp/english/articles/20181122/p2g/00m/0dm/082000c It is reported that there is a flight which have 375 seats capacity but ultimately 400 passengers shown up wanting to board the aircraft. It take them a while to persuade some passengers to give up their seat, but as the pro...

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by TOGA10
Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SriLankan A321neo "blessed" at ceremony by four major world religions
Replies: 26
Views: 3989

Re: SriLankan A321neo "blessed" at ceremony by four major world religions

Was casually web-spotting A321neo news when I stumbled upon this press release by SriLankan Airlines showing a welcoming/delivery ceremony of an A321neo with what appears to be the holy representatives from the Buddhist, Hindu, Christian and Muslim religions. https://www.srilankan.com/en_uk/coporat...

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by TOGA10
Fri Nov 23, 2018 2:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Taxi out on one engine?
Replies: 65
Views: 6111

Re: Taxi out on one engine?

We had a serious injury incident when a ramp worker had a set of boarding stairs blown onto him by a single engine taxiing 737 where normal breakaway thrust with two would not have been an issue Wow, that's awful. At my company, there is a max N1 percentage limit for breakaway thrust. I've seen it ...

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by TOGA10
Thu Nov 22, 2018 8:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Active Side Stick - Initial thoughts?
Replies: 121
Views: 8979

Re: Active Side Stick - Initial thoughts?

Not a bus driver here, but fully conventional...but I agree. I would even go as far as saying that even direct feedback from a conventional plane gives you wrong feedback on actual airplane movement. There is one place to get your unbiased information about aircraft state: that's your PFD. And it's...

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by TOGA10
Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Training for Air France CDG to SAN
Replies: 9
Views: 1356

Re: Training for Air France CDG to SAN

Why would you need training to fly to a new airport? It happens all the time, like with charter ops or even diverting, good chance you've never been to your main alternate. Or is SAN particularly difficult to get into? By the looks of it, it has an ILS on end, a LOC in the other and RNAV Approaches ...

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by TOGA10
Wed Nov 21, 2018 8:18 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Active Side Stick - Initial thoughts?
Replies: 121
Views: 8979

Re: Active Side Stick - Initial thoughts?

Well, what's the feedback like on non-FBW commercial planes? Why can't that be replicated? Taking Airbus as an example, because that's not what the sidestick does. It acts differently from a non-FBW control device (but in a way that seems very similar when you're actually using it). Digging a bit m...

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by TOGA10
Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilot ejection in cargo aircraft?
Replies: 56
Views: 4824

Re: Pilot ejection in cargo aircraft?

Double post..

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by TOGA10
Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilot ejection in cargo aircraft?
Replies: 56
Views: 4824

Re: Pilot ejection in cargo aircraft?

The KC-135 has a cockpit escape hatch (entry door) that made it at least in theory possible to get out with a chute. Similar to the Antonow An-124 that was configured to fly in war zones. There is a cockpit floor door opening leading to some main deck jump door in the front. Not sure how likely a s...

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by TOGA10
Tue Nov 20, 2018 8:24 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: St. Patrick's Day 2019 in NY
Replies: 6
Views: 978

Re: St. Patrick's Day 2019 in NY

.......... Great reply, many thanks. You're welcome. Unable to delete posts in this forum but you just crack on being a snarky ......... i'll just leave the bad information next time. My apologies. I thought you were being snarky, because the only info in the post were a lot of dots, so I assumed y...

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by TOGA10
Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: St. Patrick's Day 2019 in NY
Replies: 6
Views: 978

Re: St. Patrick's Day 2019 in NY

No worries, the whole weekend will be a mess of people out in the streets drinking away. Think of it as Lepre-con, the green answer to Santa-con. Shame you aren't doing Chicago though :) Thanks sir! We'll make sure to bring something green, haha. Chicago is on the list, maybe a next visit. Not enou...

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by TOGA10
Mon Nov 19, 2018 5:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: St. Patrick's Day 2019 in NY
Replies: 6
Views: 978

Re: St. Patrick's Day 2019 in NY

ChrisKen wrote:
..........

Great reply, many thanks.

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by TOGA10
Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM closes last Air UK crew bases in UK
Replies: 23
Views: 6173

Re: KLM closes last Air UK crew bases in UK

777klm wrote:
TOGA10 wrote:
Still no answer to the question, where does KL still have those 3 crew bases?


LBA (Leeds/Bradford)
HUY (Humberside)
NWI (Norwich)

Thanks!

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by TOGA10
Mon Nov 19, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM closes last Air UK crew bases in UK
Replies: 23
Views: 6173

Re: KLM closes last Air UK crew bases in UK

Still no answer to the question, where does KL still have those 3 crew bases?

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by TOGA10
Mon Nov 19, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: St. Patrick's Day 2019 in NY
Replies: 6
Views: 978

St. Patrick's Day 2019 in NY

Hi guys! Question. We'll be flying to JFK from Europe in March, and we arrive on the 16th of March. I know St. Patrick's day is in the 17th, but apparently the parade is not held on a Sunday, so it will be on the 16th. But, will the parties also be on that Saturday, or will they still be on the day ...

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by TOGA10
Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Future Of Hawaiian Inter-Island Travel
Replies: 145
Views: 20138

Re: The Future Of Hawai'ian Inter-Island Travel

High-speed electric-powered ferries capable to transport (electric) cars? Board in Kahului in the evening with your car, have a good night's sleep in a comfortable berth, wake up in Honolulu in the morning and drive YOUR car directly off the ferry to wherever you need on Oahu. ...I can dream, can I...

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by TOGA10
Wed Nov 14, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flybe up for sale
Replies: 74
Views: 13213

Re: Flybe up for sale

eicvd wrote:
konkret wrote:
Wouldn’t BE be more valuable for AF/KLM to feed AMS and CDG from UK regional airports?

But KLM do that perfectly at the moment anyway

Just about to say the same. At the moment KL has 16 routes from the U.K. to AMS, and AF has 16 as well to CDG (according to their respective websites). Seems plenty!

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by TOGA10
Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Runway incursion Nov 13th at PVG: DL582 (A359) aborted take off
Replies: 62
Views: 15634

Re: Runway incursion Nov 13th at PVG: DL582 (A359) aborted take off

Overheating brakes at only 110 knots seems a bit odd as that’s quite below normal V1s. Hot brakes? Of course. Hot to the point of needing intervention beyond just waiting? Eh? Glad no one was hurt! The report says, they where already rotating (the plane lift it´s nose) So no shame to have the brake...

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by TOGA10
Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Astana EMB 190 Squawked 7700 after erratic flight; landed safely
Replies: 136
Views: 33239

Re: Air Astana EMB 190 Squawked 7700 after erratic flight; landed safely

I want to just throw something out there... something I feel actually dumb for asking, however someone asked it on the Twitter feed of the video... Could there be any possibility the flight controls are able to be accessed or.... (sigh)... Hacked..... by some person or agency for nefarious purposes...

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by TOGA10
Tue Nov 13, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Industry Wide Common Cockpit
Replies: 19
Views: 3897

Re: Industry Wide Common Cockpit

Cue Airstud with "the correct cockpit configuration is..." :biggrin: It is an intriguing idea. But some cockpits are larger than others (787 vs 737 for example) so it would be hard to make the same cockpit for all airplanes. Maybe a standard widebody cockpit and a standard narrowbody cock...

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by TOGA10
Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Astana EMB 190 Squawked 7700 after erratic flight; landed safely
Replies: 136
Views: 33239

Re: Air Astana EMB 190 Squawked 7700 after erratic flight; landed safely

Video of the landing here. https://www.sapo.pt/#vhs-NCGP2VmTYlDQOPHYgJpv Find it interesting that the F-16 had its sight on the engine. Now we all know what happens when there's a military escort :) That was very close to the edge of the runway, wasn't it? Very curious to find out what happened, an...

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by TOGA10
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Elderly couple kicked off of KLM AMS-MAD flight
Replies: 81
Views: 11372

Re: Elderly couple kicked off of KLM AMS-MAD flight

Dutch people dont speak Spanish. Almost all KLM FAs are Dutch. In this day and age, such lack of diversity in a "global" airline is an embarrasing weakness. As I said before, even a cheap and disgusting airline like Ryanair try to roster some crew members that speak "some" basic...

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by TOGA10
Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will we ever see an airline do an around the world flight?
Replies: 37
Views: 5523

Re: Will we ever see an airline do an around the world flight?

Isn’t SQ the only ones that do it still? SIN-EWR-JFK-FRA-SIN I think In current terms that’s probably about as close as you’re likeky to get OMAA Curious about this one. They fly EWR-JFK, just as a positioning flight? Why not use either EWR or JFK as your NYC airport? No this doesn’t happen, you’d ...

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by TOGA10
Tue Nov 06, 2018 9:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Will we ever see an airline do an around the world flight?
Replies: 37
Views: 5523

Re: Will we ever see an airline do an around the world flight?

OMAAbound wrote:
Isn’t SQ the only ones that do it still?

SIN-EWR-JFK-FRA-SIN

I think In current terms that’s probably about as close as you’re likeky to get

OMAA

Curious about this one. They fly EWR-JFK, just as a positioning flight? Why not use either EWR or JFK as your NYC airport?

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by TOGA10
Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airlines that continue operating simulators after retiring that type
Replies: 30
Views: 3277

Re: Airlines that continue operating simulators after retiring that type

I know that KLM still has a Fokker 100 (or maybe 70) sim. They use it for grading purposes for recruitment. I know that KLM doesn’t have a F100 sim. And they don’t use it for grading. Grading is mostly on the 747 sim. I did my KLM grading on the 767 and when I flew the F100 the 3 sims we used were ...

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by TOGA10
Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Court decision: Ryanair cannot close EIN base
Replies: 62
Views: 8829

Re: Court decision: Ryanair cannot close EIN base

Great news for all FR pilots, hopefully other judges around Europe will follow this ruling. Also, the argument that the base is closing for economical reasons is flawed, as up to 90% of the flights will continue to be flown from other bases, so in reverse. I'm not the biggest fan of authorities gett...

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by TOGA10
Wed Oct 31, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: Progress: Case for a Dedicated Helicopter / VTOL Forum
Replies: 37
Views: 5920

Re: Progress: Case for a Dedicated Helicopter / VTOL Forum

I 'd be interested in a helicopter forum! Go Keesje!

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by TOGA10
Tue Oct 30, 2018 7:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airlines that continue operating simulators after retiring that type
Replies: 30
Views: 3277

Re: Airlines that continue operating simulators after retiring that type

I know that KLM still has a Fokker 100 (or maybe 70) sim. They use it for grading purposes for recruitment.

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by TOGA10
Sat Oct 27, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Reverse thrust practice
Replies: 19
Views: 3587

Re: Reverse thrust practice

It also depends on the airport. Geneva (GVA) for example states. Only use reverse thrust for safety reasons. The rwy being 3900M long, normally idle or no reverse would be enough for 95% of the aircraft coming in. Obviously, technical issues or a contaminated runway make for a different scenario.

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by TOGA10
Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Would Boeing make a 757 on request?
Replies: 49
Views: 5965

Re: Would Boeing make a 757 on request?

Hi, OP. Welcome to A.net. Please forgive the other members. I think they all forget the days when they knew nothing about airplanes and asked elementary questions. Let me do my best to answer for you. The production of an airliner requires a number of things, but the big ones are 1) supplies of all...

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by TOGA10
Wed Oct 10, 2018 11:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Studying To be come a pilot
Replies: 12
Views: 1441

Re: Studying To be come a pilot

Please read and respond, to my mind this post is meaningful not only for me. I'M NOT LOOKING FOR AN EASY WAY, I DON'T CARE WHAT IT WOULD TAKE. Hi,I'm 18years old, from Lithuania. I had a dream of becoming a pilot for 2years now. But it was only a dream, I never actually made huge work towards my am...

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by TOGA10
Thu Oct 04, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why no more Combi's (surely the answer relates to $$$) but:
Replies: 15
Views: 2591

Re: Why no more Combi's (surely the answer relates to $$$) but:

The reason is the SAA crash due to a fire on the main deck. The FAA issued a NPRM which if put into place would make an existing combi and new builds extremely expensive to modify/purchase and operate. The proposal would require a main deck firefighting capability as well as a dedicated firefighter...

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by TOGA10
Tue Oct 02, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TAP Portugal incredible expansion
Replies: 41
Views: 9928

Re: TAP Portugal incredible expansion

https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=1403483
Already discussed in the above thread!

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by TOGA10
Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BeNeLux aviation - 2018
Replies: 171
Views: 19480

Re: BeNeLux aviation - 2018

Hoping for crew it's just a scare tactic, like they did in DUB. Otherwise a horrible thing to do, giving people 5 weeks notice to either loose your job or having to move to another country. Can't blame them for striking for a better contract / work environment.

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by TOGA10
Sat Sep 29, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilots: approaches that remind you how great your job is?
Replies: 34
Views: 3207

Re: Pilots: approaches that remind you how great your job is?

Split, Croatia. Especially runway 23. Not tricky at all though. Well, I see a lot of Go Arounds on 23, more than anywhere else. So it must be somewhat trickier than a standard visual. The visual onto 30 in Dubrovnik is really cool as well! Geneva over the lake is nice as well. Probably because too ...

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by TOGA10
Fri Sep 28, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilots: approaches that remind you how great your job is?
Replies: 34
Views: 3207

Re: Pilots: approaches that remind you how great your job is?

VSMUT wrote:
Split, Croatia. Especially runway 23. Not tricky at all though.

Well, I see a lot of Go Arounds on 23, more than anywhere else. So it must be somewhat trickier than a standard visual.
The visual onto 30 in Dubrovnik is really cool as well! Geneva over the lake is nice as well.

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by TOGA10
Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilots: approaches that remind you how great your job is?
Replies: 34
Views: 3207

Re: Pilots: approaches that remind you how great your job is?

Nice, both 22R and 04L are amazing to fly manually. Another one is SPU rwy 23, but that one can be really tricky due to the close by terrain and wind conditions. It's always a circling / visual, no instrument approaches on that end.

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by TOGA10
Thu Sep 20, 2018 6:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WOW Air financial trouble?
Replies: 74
Views: 20434

Re: WOW Air financial trouble?

airdoctor wrote:
Great news and now I am just waiting on the EZY takeover.

I imagine U2 has their hands full with upcoming Brexit and their new Austrian AOC, getting licenses sorted etc. Also starting up TXL (Air Berlin partly take over) has taken up quite a lot of resources. It it might be a good fit, who knows!

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by TOGA10
Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilots/Flight Attendants: has a passenger ever tried to smoke on your flight?
Replies: 66
Views: 7301

Re: Pilots/Flight Attendants: has a passenger ever tried to smoke on your flight?

Yes. Multiple times actually, last one flying 'near' Syrian airspace towards Turkey, discussing the political situation down below when all of a sudden we had a master warning. Shook us op quite badly. Cabin crew located him/her and he/she denied it, saying he/she was spraying on deodorant (the lav ...

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by TOGA10
Tue Sep 04, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA862 almost lands at the wrong airport
Replies: 46
Views: 12699

Re: AA862 almost lands at the wrong airport

:liar: So unfair. At my job if I slaughter and maim I'm looking at termination, maybe suspension for a bit if you're lucky. Back in the good ole days they'd just fire your a[ ]. No investigations, no contractual employee termination policy, no "why did it happen and how can we learn from it&qu...

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by TOGA10
Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA862 almost lands at the wrong airport
Replies: 46
Views: 12699

Re: AA862 almost lands at the wrong airport

Hey, these are union mainline pilots, they could kill every passenger/FA in the back & survive and they'd still have their job the next day. :liar: So unfair. At my job if I slaughter and maim I'm looking at termination, maybe suspension for a bit if you're lucky. Back in the good ole days they...

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