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Aug 28, 19, 2:01 pm
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The aircraft might have been at risk of tipping....

The aircraft might have been at risk of tipping. Sometimes on the 320 we offload passengers/cargo in a certain order to prevent a significant shift in C of G aft.
Jul 22, 19, 10:53 am
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We have to consider the aircraft's weight (will...

We have to consider the aircraft's weight (will we get stuck if we only start one engine? is the taxiway flat?), expected taxi time, taxi routing (we need a stretch of straight taxiway to start) and...
Jun 11, 19, 4:38 pm
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Posted By alpha320

The same reason that mixed fleet have to wear...

The same reason that mixed fleet have to wear hats and other fleets don't. Terms and conditions! You wouldn't believe the amount of agreements behind the scenes!
Jun 11, 19, 3:56 pm
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Yes, lots of crew are part time, 50 or 75% - not...

Yes, lots of crew are part time, 50 or 75% - not sure if you can do this from the outset though.
Jun 11, 19, 2:19 pm
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Posted By alpha320

This is what I meant - making use of basic modes...

This is what I meant - making use of basic modes like Hdg/Alt and not just flying around with it all switched off.
Jun 11, 19, 4:13 am
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Posted By alpha320

Crew normally stick together, I think Mixed Fleet...

Crew normally stick together, I think Mixed Fleet have no choice, they have to! Gatwick and Eurofleet aren't so strict. Pilots will try and walk out with the crew unless they still need to brief and...
Jun 11, 19, 4:10 am
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Posted By alpha320

Likely *full* use made of the autopilot - it does...

Likely *full* use made of the autopilot - it does and will take a lot for the 747 fleet team to produce a safety case for this to go ahead. Pilots will likely be senior trainers.
Jun 4, 19, 2:52 pm
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Not really. Flight and cabin crew 'bid' for the...

Not really. Flight and cabin crew 'bid' for the trips they want. As you can imagine, weekends off are very popular and the system is seniority based, so you won't have the best chance as a new...
May 28, 19, 5:38 am
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Posted By alpha320

Good shout! The crew food isn't great! :p

Good shout! The crew food isn't great! :p
May 28, 19, 5:24 am
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Posted By alpha320

Brewers and ovens are pretty easy to use! Not...

Brewers and ovens are pretty easy to use! Not sure if long haul guys get any specific training but I'm pretty sure we could work it out without!
May 28, 19, 4:22 am
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Posted By alpha320

There are a set of Pre Recorded Announcements -...

There are a set of Pre Recorded Announcements - the problem is that I think it can be a pain to keep them up-to-date and promulgate to crews on which specific aircraft they can use the announcements,...
May 28, 19, 4:20 am
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Posted By alpha320

I believe overhead screens on Airbus aircraft are...

I believe overhead screens on Airbus aircraft are slowly being removed - there are certainly none at Gatwick. I'm not sure if BA engineering would just end up marking the whole system INOP in the...
Mar 26, 19, 7:37 am
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Posted By alpha320

So if there is fuel in the centre tank (which has...

So if there is fuel in the centre tank (which has two pumps), each engine is supplied by one of the two centre tank pumps. Once the centre tank empties, each engine is supplied by both fuel pumps in...
Mar 26, 19, 6:21 am
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Posted By alpha320

Not really. The tanks fill in a certain order...

Not really. The tanks fill in a certain order too, so if there is fuel in the centre tank, its because the wing tanks are already full. As a result, there is *always* fuel in the wing tanks. For most...
Mar 25, 19, 3:17 pm
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Posted By alpha320

As flight crew we try a few things to help smooth...

As flight crew we try a few things to help smooth out the ride for you! Each aircraft type has published a "turbulence penetration" speed, which we target to help reduce the intensity and give us...
Mar 25, 19, 3:09 pm
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Posted By alpha320

All automatic! On the Airbus we have a section on...

All automatic! On the Airbus we have a section on the overhead panel for Fuel, but we very rarely make selections apart from on the ground. There are 2 fuel pumps in each tank (Left wing, Centre,...
Mar 25, 19, 3:05 pm
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