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by Expat
Sun May 19, 2013 12:08 pm
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: WARNING ON JET-OPS DUBAI
Replies: 14
Views: 4841

Re:

Oil Burner wrote:Glad I didn't join you! I don't have a visa that big :shock:
...And I thought Harper and Baird fixed the visa thing in Dubai! :smt040
by Expat
Sun May 19, 2013 12:01 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: My flying blog/record of Bad People™
Replies: 96
Views: 9315

Re:

When I stopped using correction fluid some of the pages look terrible . I might switch back to blue ink again. It looks more pleasant. T. Beefitarian P8675309 for me. A. Friend, A. Second-Friend, etc. for passengers. Locations recorded as ICAO identifiers. .night beef, Don't worry about the correct...
by Expat
Sun May 19, 2013 11:51 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: WARNING ON JET-OPS DUBAI
Replies: 14
Views: 4841

Re: WARNING ON JET-OPS DUBAI

The only way I can see a 20,000 dollar bill on a Visa, is an evening in one of these underground cabaret. You can rack up a large bill in a matter of hours.
by Expat
Sat May 18, 2013 9:54 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Long Distance Challenge!
Replies: 17
Views: 2150

Re: Long Distance Challenge!

Quito Mariscal Sucre International Airport, Ecuador (SEQM) to Sultan Syarif Kasim II Airport, Indonesia (WIBB). 20015 km. Remember that the Earth's circumference is greater on the equator than pole to pole. :wink: You are right. It looks strange on the map anyway... My longest flight so far: http:/...
by Expat
Wed May 15, 2013 9:06 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Finished my night rating!
Replies: 9
Views: 925

Re: Finished my night rating!

Night flying is sure the best flying there is. Especially in the north, where there are no lights at all, and the radio is silent. It sure hones IFR skills, when their are no ground references. The air is still, and any plane can be flown with feet only.
I also did my smoothest landings at night...
by Expat
Sun May 12, 2013 11:27 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: A380 stuck in YYZ
Replies: 13
Views: 5511

Re: A380 stuck in YYZ

BeechjetYKZ wrote:Why did ARFF need to come out? We're dealing with a broken airplane nosegear, not a plane that's pissing fuel or landing 3 red.
They will be glad to bill EK for their response... :smt040
by Expat
Wed May 08, 2013 10:14 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Fatal B747-400 crash Bagram on Apr 29th 2013
Replies: 65
Views: 11447

Re: Fatal B747-400 crash Bagram on Apr 29th 2013

crazy_aviator wrote:If the rear pressure bulkhead is 10 ft by 10 ft multiplied by 144 = 100 times 144 = 144000. If the differential is 5 psig, the the overall force acting on the bulkhead would be 720,000 pounds :roll:
Good answer, but I counted one less zero... :smt040
by Expat
Tue May 07, 2013 11:04 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: A380 stuck in YYZ
Replies: 13
Views: 5511

Re: A380 stuck in YYZ

Sh... I just bought my ticket to YYZ on EK 380... :shock:
by Expat
Tue May 07, 2013 10:24 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Fatal B747-400 crash Bagram on Apr 29th 2013
Replies: 65
Views: 11447

Re: Fatal B747-400 crash Bagram on Apr 29th 2013

Who says the load wasn't secure? Each of those vehicals weighs 14 tons (if in fact they were carrying MRAP's as reported) thats means the load would need to be secured to withstand 126 tons! :shock: Based on the FAA requirement of needing to stay restrained under a 9G load. Forget for a min that th...
by Expat
Wed Apr 03, 2013 11:03 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Samoa Air introduces ‘pay-as-you-weigh’ fare policy
Replies: 25
Views: 1825

Re: Samoa Air introduces ‘pay-as-you-weigh’ fare policy

Somehow I have to think that the first swig from the bottle must have tasted so much sweeter than the last few drops we're currently trying to lick out this empty industry. Every now and then someone says something that describes the way I feel so succinctly that it bears repeating. What I would re...
by Expat
Wed Apr 03, 2013 10:47 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canada -UAE relations and Tim's
Replies: 3
Views: 881

Re: Canada -UAE relations and Tim's

Finally! :prayer:
by Expat
Tue Apr 02, 2013 12:11 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Samoa Air introduces ‘pay-as-you-weigh’ fare policy
Replies: 25
Views: 1825

Re: Samoa Air introduces ‘pay-as-you-weigh’ fare policy

Aside from the legal issues you mentioned, which I think are quite irrelevant in Samoa, this is the next step in treating passengers like cargo. FedEx charges by the kilo, so why not the airlines? Actually, in a Boeing 767, the fatter passenger is contributing to a loss of revenue to the airline, wh...
by Expat
Tue Apr 02, 2013 11:05 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Professional Recognition Sought For Pilots
Replies: 67
Views: 4276

Re: Professional Recognition Sought For Pilots

In this day and age of government backing away from close monitoring of adherence to standards, and delegating self policing standards, like in the case of SMS, the idea of a professional body representing pilots may just fly. It could start as college, or whatever it is named, like the associations...
by Expat
Tue Apr 02, 2013 10:18 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Samoa Air introduces ‘pay-as-you-weigh’ fare policy
Replies: 25
Views: 1825

Samoa Air introduces ‘pay-as-you-weigh’ fare policy

This is something radical!

http://www.thestar.com/business/2013/04 ... olicy.html

It makes sense however for families... :smt040
by Expat
Mon Apr 01, 2013 12:03 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Emotional harm in NZ
Replies: 14
Views: 1415

Re: Emotional harm in NZ

They were not kiwis...
by Expat
Mon Apr 01, 2013 11:57 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Mishandling a forward slip
Replies: 156
Views: 6344

Re: Mishandling a forward slip

This tread is really too technical for me. A forward slip for me is having the right hand on the throttle, the left one on the yoke, the two feet acting intelligently, and the eyeballs on the runway button. The rest is just simple coordination. It is like stopping your car on the white line at a red...
by Expat
Sat Mar 30, 2013 12:37 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Man thrown from plane in freak accident
Replies: 9
Views: 1768

Re: Man thrown from plane in freak accident

Tim wrote:i never understood why people take their seatbelts/harnesses off during flight...
...and jettison cannopy... :shock:
by Expat
Sat Mar 30, 2013 11:56 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Whiteout in the logbook?
Replies: 31
Views: 2303

Re: Whiteout in the logbook?

As an aside, my PPL and CPL instructor educated me to maintain a pristine logbook. As he said, it shows that you are meticulous, tidy, and that looks good in an interview. I think he made sense. I got in the habit of using separate sheets in CASARA. Then, when the flying is done for the weekend, cop...
by Expat
Thu Mar 28, 2013 12:51 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Another Drunk Pax...
Replies: 6
Views: 1279

Re: Another Drunk Pax...

I do not agree with people getting drunk in public, but, it seems to me that the aviation world is starting to get a little paranoid about it. A drunk on a plane will not endanger homeland security more, than a drunk on a train, bus, or taxi. So what is the big fuss about airplanes? As far as I can ...
by Expat
Wed Mar 27, 2013 12:01 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Railroad vs Aviation
Replies: 65
Views: 3912

Re: Railroad vs Aviation

In British Columbia, the CPR hired workers from China, called coolies. A navvy received between $1 and $2.50 per day, but had to pay for his own food, clothing, transportation to the job site, mail and medical care. After 2-1/2 months of back-breaking labour, they could net as little as $16. Chines...
by Expat
Mon Mar 25, 2013 12:37 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Railroad vs Aviation
Replies: 65
Views: 3912

Re: Railroad vs Aviation

Working on the railway, paradoxically was probably a step up for most Chinese at the time Especially the ones buried along the route When one considers that at the time if you lived in China you had a 1 in 10 chance of starving to death , the slightly lesser risk dying in an explosion might have be...
by Expat
Mon Mar 25, 2013 12:33 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Railroad vs Aviation
Replies: 65
Views: 3912

Re: Railroad vs Aviation

Funny how you had to go back 150 years to find something bad that a white person did - with your usual bias of hatred of western nations, which oddly enough you choose to live in. Would you like me to list all the nasty things Arabs have done in the last 150 years? That would seem only fair. I like...
by Expat
Fri Mar 22, 2013 12:52 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Railroad vs Aviation
Replies: 65
Views: 3912

Re: Railroad vs Aviation

Agree 100 %. Pension rules, especially when you cannot put money aside ( wife, kids, education, etc.) during your working life.
When you get older, pension weights in more than the sheer joy of flying. I will have my second pension next year, and I am glad I got these jobs. :smt040
by Expat
Fri Mar 22, 2013 12:35 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Emergency Landing YOW - Smoke
Replies: 7
Views: 1279

Re: Emergency Landing YOW - Smoke

We often get this white smoke coming from the main central vent on Antonov and Iliushin planes here. It is the A/C system... :shock:

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