BA pilots on Twitter

Old Sep 5, 17, 1:27 pm
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Originally Posted by BApilotinsider View Post
Are there other interesting twitter BA employees to follow? Cabin crew, engineers, Watersiders?

Abigail Comber - Head of British Airwars Brands and Customer Experience

https://twitter.com/AbiComber


Cabin Crew - There are many Mixed Fleet especially on Instagram.
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Old Sep 5, 17, 2:25 pm
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I very much enjoy watching the various BA pilots on Twitter - definitely re-instills the "fly BA for the people" feeling. Particularly when it turns from pixels to people!

During the usual captains welcome, I thought I recognised the name of the pilot. Checked on Twitter and saw he was flying shuttling to and fro on my commute all day.

Replied to his tweet mentioning I was onboard. Amused, I messaged my sister about it too...

Moments later, he pops out and says hello. I passed on a message from my sister - "do a barrel roll". A good laugh

Pilots are human too!
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Old Sep 5, 17, 9:06 pm
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Originally Posted by cpdc1030 View Post
Damn. I was hoping to be reminded about the A321 being the "largest aircraft in BA's fleet" as I remember seeing last year. Or a single engine being able to power a town the size of Colchester...something like that

I found the write-ups interesting but the aircraft info snippets usually had errors.
Not sure what's really wrong with that comparison as far as a snippet in a magazine goes.

Back of a fag packet calculation suggests the V2500 would probably be good for ~15 MW if it were ever to be used for power generation. That would be enough for 30-40,000 households at off peak consumption rates.
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Old Sep 5, 17, 10:18 pm
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I hear that there are also a few ATCOs on Twitter, some of whom post interesting photos and snippets of information from their work, especially at Heathrow.

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Old Sep 6, 17, 1:44 am
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Originally Posted by Heathrow Tower View Post
I hear that there are also a few ATCOs on Twitter, some of whom post interesting photos and snippets of information from their work, especially at Heathrow.

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Also some decent time-lapse photography
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Old Sep 6, 17, 1:52 pm
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Thanks, when you start looking around it gets addictive!
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Old Sep 6, 17, 4:24 pm
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Originally Posted by Steve_ZA View Post
He is definitely worth following, also his blog is very interesting (for aircraft geeks) although there are only 2 posts on it right now: https://captaindavea380.wordpress.co...rt-2-stopping/

The next post will be on the A380 fuel system.
I second this, incidentally he used to be on the A318 CW LCY service I think one of the launch crews but from one extreme to the other
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Old Sep 6, 17, 6:45 pm
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I mentioned to a member of CC that I followed Captain dave on a flight to SIN, he came out of the flight deck for a good bit and had a great chat.
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Old Sep 7, 17, 12:18 am
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And of course Mark Vanhoenacker, BA Senior First Office and Author of the beautiful "Skyfaring", is on twitter https://twitter.com/markv747
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Old Sep 7, 17, 2:34 am
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The BA Pilots on twitter are universily great to follow - and unmistakably 'British Airways' pilots. Informative and friendly.

Actually makes me want to train up and become a pilot

I feel for them a bit as they do take a bit of a bashing for BA's failures in other areas sometimes.

Does beg the question - how many pilots do BA have?
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Old Sep 7, 17, 2:38 am
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Does beg the question - how many pilots do BA have?
About 4200 total at the moment.
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Old Sep 7, 17, 2:41 am
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Old Sep 7, 17, 3:39 am
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Originally Posted by Sam Bee View Post
The BA Pilots on twitter are universily great to follow - and unmistakably 'British Airways' pilots. Informative and friendly.

Actually makes me want to train up and become a pilot

I feel for them a bit as they do take a bit of a bashing for BA's failures in other areas sometimes.
I have to say I haven't had any of that yet. I'm pretty small time though and I'm definitely not keen on blurring the lines and becoming an official BA tweeter.
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Old Sep 7, 17, 4:45 am
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Originally Posted by Jumbodriver View Post
I have to say I haven't had any of that yet. I'm pretty small time though and I'm definitely not keen on blurring the lines and becoming an official BA tweeter.
I guess it's quite a responsibility as it's all public record.
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Old Sep 7, 17, 8:07 am
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nice fun on twitter at least it has a use.
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