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by Boac
Wed Jun 03, 2020 8:54 pm
Forum: Aviation Incidents
Topic: Getting it right.. basically...
Replies: 22
Views: 169

Re: Getting it right.. basically...

Emergency possibly; fire I would expect not.
by Boac
Wed Jun 03, 2020 6:05 pm
Forum: Politics & Controversial Topics
Topic: The US Hamster Wheel
Replies: 7260
Views: 94284

Re: The US Hamster Wheel

Esper - how long?
by Boac
Wed Jun 03, 2020 5:08 pm
Forum: Aviation Incidents
Topic: Getting it right.. basically...
Replies: 22
Views: 169

Re: Getting it right.. basically...

You did see my correction and the nudge from Woody? I am correct about the changed procedure but I was not about the original procedure. What I wrote was thus not correct so I am not sure what you are saying? I will repeat He was badly affected mentally. He strictly followed the BEA SOP of the time....
by Boac
Wed Jun 03, 2020 2:15 pm
Forum: Politics & Controversial Topics
Topic: WTF is happening in the UK?
Replies: 1116
Views: 16525

Re: WTF is happening in the UK?

by Boac
Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:03 pm
Forum: Aviation Incidents
Topic: Getting it right.. basically...
Replies: 22
Views: 169

Re: Getting it right.. basically...

You are absolutely right - brain fade. Yes, he turned off, which was the SOP at the time . As you say the SOP changed to stay on the runway for fire vehicle access and turn the a/c if possible.

Sorry folks - I'll take more water with it...................... Been a long time since I drove!
by Boac
Wed Jun 03, 2020 1:00 pm
Forum: Politics & Controversial Topics
Topic: WTF is happening in the UK?
Replies: 1116
Views: 16525

Re: WTF is happening in the UK?

Just watched as much as I could stand of Bojo at the dispatch box. It was embarrassing - um, er, stutter, stumble. He is a shambles. I do fear now for the success of Brexit. At least he has pushed Tony out of the way, although having Bojo in charge..................??
by Boac
Wed Jun 03, 2020 11:21 am
Forum: Aviation Incidents
Topic: Getting it right.. basically...
Replies: 22
Views: 169

Re: Getting it right.. basically...

A very sad accident in many ways. The Captain suffered very badly mentally as a result of it. The company SOP in BEA at the time was to stop straight ahead, and firmly enforced - he followed it. It changed after the accident to include the wind direction in the pre-takeoff briefing, and which way th...
by Boac
Wed Jun 03, 2020 10:55 am
Forum: Politics & Controversial Topics
Topic: WTF is happening in the UK?
Replies: 1116
Views: 16525

Re: WTF is happening in the UK?

om15 wrote:if we had Starmer it would be Mrs May all over again.
Starmer has 'woken up and smelt the coffee' as the saying goes and has announced he recognises the Brexit decision and would not seek to change it if in power.

I assume he is trying hard to make himself 'electable'!
by Boac
Wed Jun 03, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Politics & Controversial Topics
Topic: WTF is happening in the UK?
Replies: 1116
Views: 16525

Re: WTF is happening in the UK?

Test, track and trace would appear to be another dismal Tony Hancockcockup if initial reports are to be believed. Government spokespersons have been so far 'unable' to tell any media enquiries what the results of the system which started last Thursday have been - I wonder why? According to some info...
by Boac
Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:32 am
Forum: Aviation Incidents
Topic: Pakistan Airbus Down
Replies: 96
Views: 1218

Re: Pakistan Airbus Down

The only problem with Stoneboat's 'theory' is that as far as we know the speed over the threshold (NB Based on unreliable ADSB details) was 'well' under the AB gear blocking IAS of 260kts and reckoned to be about 210 'ish(!!!), so the gear would have been travelling if selected down. FDR/CVR will, h...
by Boac
Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:01 pm
Forum: Politics & Controversial Topics
Topic: The US Hamster Wheel
Replies: 7260
Views: 94284

Re: The US Hamster Wheel

The Chump believes that chaos would restore the American dream. It is obviously a deliberate act by him to boost his election chances.
https://www.independent.co.uk/news/worl ... 44491.html
by Boac
Tue Jun 02, 2020 8:07 pm
Forum: Aviation Incidents
Topic: Pakistan Airbus Down
Replies: 96
Views: 1218

Re: Pakistan Airbus Down

Stand down the French investigation - Stoneboat has it. :)) An amazingly crafted video.
by Boac
Tue Jun 02, 2020 7:49 pm
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: Covid - 19: How is it affecting you?
Replies: 1340
Views: 18558

Re: Covid - 19: How is it affecting you?

I thought he said that wind turbines cause cancer.
- Yes, indeed an expert on that, but he also announced his expertise on 'seeing' all the dead birds at the foot of the masts. Truly a wondrous thing sent down from above. There will be footage somewhere in his 'library of stoopid things I said'.
by Boac
Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:21 pm
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: Covid - 19: How is it affecting you?
Replies: 1340
Views: 18558

Re: Covid - 19: How is it affecting you?

Problem with wind turbines is they kill birds. The Chump told us. Rule that out of the 'green' equation.
by Boac
Tue Jun 02, 2020 6:11 pm
Forum: Rotary Ops
Topic: Bored...post some pics of flying
Replies: 31
Views: 418

Re: Bored...post some pics of flying

Typically we only fly from the left seat when on contract That is interesting. Being a non-believer in the theory of rotating blades and Jesus bolts I was partially converted by a priest of the faith and he told me that 'Captains' always flew on the right for torque reasons. Like a good 'trainee' c...
by Boac
Tue Jun 02, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Politics & Controversial Topics
Topic: Chaos in USA
Replies: 572
Views: 7830

Re: Chaos in USA

With any luck, both sides of the divide will take each other out in sufficient quantities and the remaining jigsaw pieces can be picked up by someone with a brain and put back into 'the USofA'. I'm optimistic. Bring it on.

"Start the shooting'"
by Boac
Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Politics & Controversial Topics
Topic: Chaos in USA
Replies: 572
Views: 7830

Re: Chaos in USA

I see this situation as a great gift to him. You are quite right, but can you rely on him to get it right? You also forget the punch line of the joke about the Trumpsters who died and went to hell. They found themselves standing chest-deep in water, looking at racks of gold bars, beautiful naked wo...
by Boac
Tue Jun 02, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Politics & Controversial Topics
Topic: Chaos in USA
Replies: 572
Views: 7830

Re: Chaos in USA

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Jesus Christ!!

No, Donald (J for Jenius) Trump, actually. Nobody knows more about God than I do. (Hey, Mikey - what's this dumb book you say I have to hold?)
by Boac
Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:08 am
Forum: Crewroom
Topic: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV
Replies: 17780
Views: 260232

Re: The really boring and totally pointless snippets thread IV

"Can't find 'n' on the calculator."

On mine it is above a button, along with the letter 'O'. :))
by Boac
Tue Jun 02, 2020 9:04 am
Forum: Politics & Controversial Topics
Topic: WTF is happening in the UK?
Replies: 1116
Views: 16525

Re: WTF is happening in the UK?

From the Mail: " Boris Johnson's hopes of downgrading the coronavirus alert level from four to three last week were thwarted by Chief Medical Officer Chris Whitty, it has emerged. The Prime Minister had wanted to reduce the five-stage alert level after announcing the partial easing of lockdown restr...