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by Biggles71
Tue May 31, 2016 6:16 am
Forum: Episodes
Topic: Episode #405 Qantas
Replies: 1
Views: 597

Episode #405 Qantas

Hi guys, As an A380 captain, I thought I would write in to comment on the Qantas incident mentioned at the start of #405. There is an essential difference between an engine failure on a twin versus quad; the first one is obviously a Land ASAP while on a quad a single engine failure (contained) is no...
by Biggles71
Tue Jul 22, 2014 11:15 am
Forum: Other Topics
Topic: The little yellow aeroplane
Replies: 3
Views: 1048

Re: The little yellow aeroplane

Champguy, unfortunately I have to fly the big bird for work during Airventure. Working on next years Oshkosh already!
Enjoy
by Biggles71
Tue Jul 22, 2014 8:17 am
Forum: Other Topics
Topic: The little yellow aeroplane
Replies: 3
Views: 1048

The little yellow aeroplane

As an A380 captain, I find myself going back to grassroots aviation more and more and I'm presently looking into buying a Piper Cub. Years ago, somebody told me an aviation story, which I can't find anymore. Earlier today, I rewrote it in my own words. Except for the Space Shuttle part, I've lived t...
by Biggles71
Tue Aug 20, 2013 1:34 pm
Forum: Episodes
Topic: Ep#333
Replies: 5
Views: 1514

Re: Ep#333 GO AROUND or MISSED APPROACH

FOR JEBB, MISSED APPROACHES vs GO AROUNDS Not sure if I agree with Jebb's statement with regards to Go Arounds and Missed approaches...I do realise it is a very controversial subject. As an A 380 captain I literary fly around the world (including the US) and get to see a lot of differences. First l...
by Biggles71
Thu Aug 15, 2013 3:57 am
Forum: OFLotW
Topic: Cessna 172 forced landing on sand bank, South-Africa
Replies: 1
Views: 1169

Cessna 172 forced landing on sand bank, South-Africa

I believe this one deserves the tittle of Off Field Landing of the week!

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=5d2_1376286703

BJORN
by Biggles71
Wed Aug 14, 2013 4:59 am
Forum: Listener Mail
Topic: 2 Very close call videos at Moorabbin, Australia
Replies: 0
Views: 733

2 Very close call videos at Moorabbin, Australia

Bumped into these two videos of a runway incursion and a mid-air in Australia. It looks like the events happened somewhere 2011. Given the "aircraft infringing is a C172", I hope its not the same airplane and/or pilot... Pretty close if you ask me! Runway incursion video: http://www.youtub...
by Biggles71
Fri Jun 07, 2013 2:53 am
Forum: Episodes
Topic: EP #316
Replies: 0
Views: 705

EP #316

On the subject of wingsuit skydiving.... check out this video of a guy landing without parachute (wingsuit only) on a short runway of cardboard boxes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u5_ITt2LM0A

Bjorn alias Biggles
by Biggles71
Sat Apr 06, 2013 2:38 pm
Forum: Episodes
Topic: EP#320?????????????
Replies: 15
Views: 4203

Re: EP#320?????????????

JAck,

Believe Air India park at Terminal 4. This chart however is not for the 777, this light twin is too small :lol: Only for A380 and B747800.
by Biggles71
Sat Apr 06, 2013 1:25 pm
Forum: Episodes
Topic: EP#320?????????????
Replies: 15
Views: 4203

Re: EP#320?????????????

Thanks for another good episode guys... Some feedback on taxying A380's at airports. Attached is an Operational plan for the A380 in JFK. This colour coded sheet explains where one can taxi, taxi with limitations (e.g. no other aircraft of a certain size on the parallel taxiway, or not allowed to ta...
by Biggles71
Sat Feb 16, 2013 6:10 am
Forum: Episodes
Topic: Ep# 317
Replies: 1
Views: 1196

Re: Ep# 317 Li batteries

Thanks for another great episode! With regards to Lithium batteries bringing down aircraft... Originally from Belgium (EUR), I live in Dubai where I fly A380's for a living. On September 3rd 2010, I witnessed something I don't want to see again. A UPS B747-400 overflew my house between 200 and 300ft...

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