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by Pittsboy
23 Sep 2007, 19:14
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Solution for Belgian pilots?
Replies: 71
Views: 9417

I agree, although I have my reservations as to whether or not this bill will pass through all government stages.
by Pittsboy
31 Aug 2007, 09:26
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Incident on Ryanair plane in Cracow
Replies: 19
Views: 2293

When you come in fast and you flare, the aircraft initially enters a climb while its airspeed drops dramatically (engines are on idle). Seeing the speed nearing the stall speed and the height increasing, the pilot will need to apply a bit of power and maintain the nose-up in order to land Just gues...
by Pittsboy
30 Aug 2007, 13:32
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Incident on Ryanair plane in Cracow
Replies: 19
Views: 2293

FLY4HOURS.BE , I agree with TUB001's comment.

I suggest you go fly 4 hours, you're going to need them...
by Pittsboy
06 Jul 2007, 15:51
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Pilot shortage at Brussels Airlines ?
Replies: 357
Views: 47830

Bru.AIr management might sometimes show very weak moments but I am pretty sure they are doing something about it. Alot of selections took place the last months and some candidates are still in the process. Many fresh first officers will get a 50 days lasting training course starting from 30th July....
by Pittsboy
24 Mar 2007, 19:31
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Troubles at Brussels Airlines ?
Replies: 151
Views: 21016

Many of you may thing why does it work for Ryanair, very simple since they only fly to secondary airports they have no jetways, rarely need pushback and they always deboard and board via 2 stairways on to the aircraft, not having a seatticket has also an influence because people rush to have a good...
by Pittsboy
24 Mar 2007, 19:06
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Troubles at Brussels Airlines ?
Replies: 151
Views: 21016

Every employee has a certain amount of courses to follow each year.Human factors, Jar-ops , sim checks , first aid , etc,... each with a minimum pas rate of 75%. Which is not easy to do. Most courses are nice thick books and have to be learned in a minimum time. You're exagerrating just a little bi...
by Pittsboy
13 May 2005, 20:08
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 2 Great A380 movies:
Replies: 5
Views: 1442

No, maxi single only :)

artists need to make a living too...
by Pittsboy
13 May 2005, 11:36
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 2 Great A380 movies:
Replies: 5
Views: 1442

Vangelis - Conquest of Paradise

from the movie "1492- Conquest of Paradise"
by Pittsboy
27 Feb 2005, 15:50
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Donbassaero A320
Replies: 3
Views: 969

ex-Volare EI-CTD? That would be serial number 085...

I wonder in what condition this aircraft will be... :?
by Pittsboy
10 Feb 2005, 19:03
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: India to play key role in Brussels long haul ventures?
Replies: 22
Views: 5184

in an article that appeared in Trends today, they mention that Macquarie would like to attract more low-cost companies to BRU and that a long haul connection with Asia is on top of their wish list.

Hopefully these plans will turn out into commercial success for BRU.
To be continued.
by Pittsboy
10 Feb 2005, 18:32
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: EasyJet plans major hub on the EU mainland
Replies: 12
Views: 1983

They talk about a major hub. Maybe they don't consider the others as being major hubs....
by Pittsboy
10 Feb 2005, 18:27
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: EasyJet plans major hub on the EU mainland
Replies: 12
Views: 1983

The article appeared in Trends today.
by Pittsboy
10 Feb 2005, 16:35
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: EasyJet plans major hub on the EU mainland
Replies: 12
Views: 1983

EasyJet plans major hub on the EU mainland

EasyJet plans to open a major hub at EURO Airport (Basle - Freiburg - Muhlhouse). It will be the first EasyJet hub on the EU mainland. This is expected to be bad news for Swiss which is already facing financial problems. No information on the fleet size or type though.
by Pittsboy
03 Feb 2005, 17:11
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Alitalia Estimates 2004 Loss At EUR850 Million
Replies: 6
Views: 1113

Alitalia Estimates 2004 Loss At EUR850 Million

See: http://news.airwise.com/story/view/1107285453.html

[text removed by admin sn26567 for copyright reasons. Please avoid posting articles from newspapers or press agencies.]
by Pittsboy
02 Feb 2005, 23:56
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: ANA to order more 777's after considering A380
Replies: 14
Views: 1848

In any case, the aircraft concerned was one of the first of its type to enter service. And as with all first aircraft that have entered service, there have been mishaps. Was this accident caused by a glitch in the system or was it poor pilot knowledge of the A320 systems and controls ? I really don'...
by Pittsboy
02 Feb 2005, 23:16
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: ANA to order more 777's after considering A380
Replies: 14
Views: 1848

Knight255: It does not overrule your inputs. It prevents you from doing things that are unsafe. And believe me, you won't come anywhere near these limits in normal day to day operations. Modern figher planes like the F-16 have fly by wire. I don't hear any Viper driver complain... :? And yes, I love...
by Pittsboy
14 Sep 2004, 12:39
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 9 Sept: crash avoided at BRU ? ? ?
Replies: 17
Views: 2670

Avro: go arounds are rather uncommon. And as far as I know they don't happen more often in BRU than elsewhere. I know people that are flying for 3-4 years now without a single go around, imagine... 8O

People shouldn't fear go-arounds. It is a perfectly normal and safe maneuver.
:wink:
by Pittsboy
14 Sep 2004, 03:43
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: 9 Sept: crash avoided at BRU ? ? ?
Replies: 17
Views: 2670

to Robin: The FQ320 go around on 6/09 runway 02 was me (didn't you see me waiving?). Thanks but no thanks to the F100 blocking the runway: expedite means hurry up. :roll:

For the record: it was nowhere near a crash..
by Pittsboy
16 Aug 2004, 23:48
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: biplanes collided during taxi
Replies: 2
Views: 1900

Those weren't Extra's but Pitts Special biplanes:

Pitts S-2B OO-PVI
Pitts S-2B N141JH

All the best to both pilots in recovering from the ordeal. Hope to see them again soon. The aerobatic community in Belgium will not be the same without them.