Interesting. Would this generally be on longer flights whilst descending into more tropical conditions? i.e. LHR-SIN
This happened to my wife, QF JFK-LAX a couple of years back. Prem Eco seat, it started raining on her and her neighbor. Were drenched.As the aircraft descended, the skin would warm up, eventually thawing the ice, which then fell on you.
This happened to my wife, QF JFK-LAX a couple of years back. Prem Eco seat, it started raining on her and her neighbor. Were drenched.
FAs sourced some QF pajamas for them, which she had to wear from the rest of the flight to LA and onwards to MEL.
A book would really be a great read, JB.
Should be required reading for the ATPL’s.
The navigation without any modern aids sounds like there was lots that could go wrong as soon as you lost situational awareness or had an equipment failure. Back in that era were you expected to go into combat with just a map and compass or did the front line fighter planes have some kinds of inertial nav system to help by the time you graduated?
It's one thing to do all that manual navigation in training but if you are really trying to hug the deck to avoid enemy radar at high speed it seems impossible to keep up with precise navigation just based on maps and stop watches and compass headings (I'm assuming single seaters such as the A4). Also, how do you know where you are after a dog fight (assuming you survive)?
On an unrelated question, which I assume has a really obvious answer that I am overlooking... how do modern aircraft measure the wind direction relative to the aircraft (which I assume is displayed to the pilots for their information)? I assume there isn't a weather cougherel mounted on the top of the tail that I have never noticed(!) and even if there was something like this surely the forward direction of the plane at high velocity would mask any side deflection caused by the wind. Or is it just derived information by calculating difference between air vector and ground vector to maintain desired heading and then reverse engineering to work what wind direction/speed must be to need this much compensation?
The views of those guys scared me and I said so. Presumably, if they advance far enough they'd get jobs with Tiger, an airline on which I refuse to fly.I recall writing on another forum, where a new aviator could not understand why he had to do so much visual nav for a basic pilots licence. As far as he was concerned, he did one trip without getting lost, so now he should be able to use GPS. Classic case of knowing so little that he didn't even realise that he knew nothing.