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Recent content by D747

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    Ask The Pilot

    What is the procedure with current international flights flown to Australia as freight flights? Do they have 'double crews' on board so they can unload, reload, refuel and leave again or are the crews swapping over with crews already here on a slip? TIA.
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    With all QF A380s grounded for the foreseeable future, what will be the procedure to get the pilots current once the type is needed for operations again? Would it be similar to a new type of aircraft starting with an airline?
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    Memories of the Sydney Olympic Games

    I had the actual honour of working on the games from the TV perspective. A career highlight was working on the opening and closing ceremonies as well as the long jump and triple jump. Sydney shone like it never had, before or since. Our accomodation was a final voyage cruise ship, the Fairsky or...
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    What's your favourite 747 memory?

    Most memorable of many, BKK > MEL around 1987. It was New Year's Eve when we departed and even though I was in Y I was asked what I would like to drink before we took off! Champagne was my reply. I was handed a full bottle while we were taxiing to the runway! Once airborne I gave the bottle a...
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    Odd letter with new Qantas Gold card

    I'm with you. I had travel booked and paid for that would have qualified me for WP for the first time in many years. It was an exceptional year of travel and unlikely to be repeated. All I was hoping for was a few OS trips that I could take my partner on where we could use the beautiful MEL WP...
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    Ask The Pilot

    The reason I ask is; what is the procedure if you had a hard landing or other issue at one of the ports that didn't have an engineer?
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    Ask The Pilot

    Are there airports that your airlines uses that do not have engineers at them?
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    Ask The Pilot

    What happens if you accept a LAHSO on 34 and then you have an aborted landing, a go-around or a braking issue of some sort?
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    Ask The Pilot

    What landing aids are there for 09? Is there an ILS? How is it higher capacity with 16 and not 34? Thanks for your reply.
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    Automated Aerobridge?

    Any idea if they do a proper job and not cause any issues?
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    Automated Aerobridge?

    Do we ever see a day when we will have aerobridges that automatically extend to an aircraft at the command of the flight deck?
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    Ask The Pilot

    I was just wondering if they went with 1 Captain, 1 FO and 2 SOs, like they do for flights of around 15 - 17 duty hours.
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    Ask The Pilot

    Do any of the pilots know the number and seniority of the tech crew for QF7879?
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    Ask The Pilot

    jb747 when talking about your previous employer, you once said that you didn't get paid unless you were flying. Was there no retainer at all? That seems like an unusual arrangement.
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