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by SJDobby
Thu Jan 08, 2009 9:19 pm
Forum: Bugs & Problems
Topic: Refuelling not working properly
Replies: 30
Views: 5934

Re: Refuelling not working properly

I have had the same problem as Dean (we are both UKDirect pilots). Tonight I had a flight booked in a B777-300ER G-UKIH from Toronto to Heathrow, which should have had 17,521kg on board, but the client showed only 1460kg. The previous flight to this in this aircraft (done last Sunday) seemed OK fuel...
by SJDobby
Thu Nov 27, 2008 8:40 am
Forum: General
Topic: Cargo Flights
Replies: 1
Views: 1057

Cargo Flights

Hi everybody Sorry if this has been asked before but I can't find it on the forums, so here goes.... Can someone please detail how the income works for cargo-only flights? The following is what I can fathom from analysing a few of our cargo flights: 1) The ticket price has no effect on cargo (as tic...
by SJDobby
Wed Jun 04, 2008 4:58 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Pilot Inactivity Period?
Replies: 2
Views: 1350

Re: Pilot Inactivity Period?

Thanks Joe. I was worried that some of our "keen but busy" pilots might get "ditched" simply by not putting any flying hours in for a few months.
by SJDobby
Wed Jun 04, 2008 12:41 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Pilot Inactivity Period?
Replies: 2
Views: 1350

Pilot Inactivity Period?

Hello Real-life and all that: for one reason and another a few of our pilots are flying very irregularly; can I ask what (if any) inactivity-checking is done on pilots' accounts? I imagine that it would take one of two forms: either they don't login for X days or they don't file a flight for X days;...
by SJDobby
Mon Mar 17, 2008 6:40 pm
Forum: Bugs & Problems
Topic: Cannot Remove Sold Aircraft Type From Flights
Replies: 2
Views: 1283

Cannot Remove Sold Aircraft Type From Flights

Hi Not a biggy, just an airline admin problem: We at UKDirect had a Saab-2000 and have a number of routes that are setup to be flown with that type. We have today sold our one and only Saab-2000 and wish to remove it from the set of "aircraft types" for the relevant flights. However, when I select t...
by SJDobby
Mon Dec 03, 2007 12:42 pm
Forum: Bugs & Problems
Topic: LIPE Bologna: In Airport Lists Twice
Replies: 1
Views: 1161

LIPE Bologna: In Airport Lists Twice

Just a quick note: Bologna airport is in the airport list for Italy twice, with two different fuel rates. Not sure if this would cause a problem (e.g. when booking flights) but certainly the ambiguous fuel rate might cause confusion! Bologna Bologna LIPE 1.68v$ Bologna Bologna LIPE 1.55v$ Regards Si...
by SJDobby
Wed Aug 01, 2007 12:01 pm
Forum: Bugs & Problems
Topic: Status on secondhand aircraft EZ-IEO
Replies: 0
Views: 973

Status on secondhand aircraft EZ-IEO

UKDirect bought a 747-400ER (EZ-IEO) this morning (valued at $139m, on sale for $100m) with a status on the list as 99.9%. On looking at our fleet list its status had dropped to 70.7% (and the maintenance would be a C-check $107m). As a check, I put it back on the market and, sure enough, on the tra...
by SJDobby
Fri Jun 15, 2007 1:48 pm
Forum: General
Topic: Flightplan of private flights
Replies: 3
Views: 1310

Buy ticket to private-flight airport?

Hi I have filed a flightplan in my newly-purchased PA28A private aircraft; the flight is a nice short hop from EGHH to EGHI. In FlyNet I am currently at Heathrow. In order to fly the planned route, do I need to buy a ticket to EGHH or can I fly the EGHH-EGHI route while still "officially" [as far as...
by SJDobby
Wed May 02, 2007 2:44 pm
Forum: Bugs & Problems
Topic: An extra zero ...?
Replies: 7
Views: 1989

Extra zero

Fair enough - but somehow the aircraft's value (rather than the sale price) got the extra zero, which as far as I'm aware is not something the owner would have had any control over?

I don't want to start a war over it, just wanted to draw it to the attention of "whomsoever it may concern".
by SJDobby
Tue May 01, 2007 2:46 pm
Forum: Bugs & Problems
Topic: An extra zero ...?
Replies: 7
Views: 1989

An extra zero ...?

There is an ATR-72 (F-ACVY, no owner) on the market at the moment that is valued at 155,000,000$ (ten times the "normal" value for that type) and is on the market for 139,500,000$.

Just thought someone might like to know (FlyNet admin for instance) cos I doubt anyone's gonna buy it at that price :D
by SJDobby
Tue Apr 17, 2007 4:20 pm
Forum: Bugs & Problems
Topic: Incorrect code when uploading pirep
Replies: 2
Views: 998

Incorrect code - again

Hi Flew back from Mumbai to Manchester last night and STUPIDLY :oops: forgot to reconnect to the internet [I left it on pause overnight so disconnected from t'internet last night] prior to setting the parking brakes, so you guessed it, once again was given a code (c62 this time) and I attempted to u...
by SJDobby
Wed Apr 04, 2007 11:29 am
Forum: New features & ideas
Topic: The way admins assign rating types .... possible change ???
Replies: 8
Views: 2069

Aircraft Types

Yes, it would be nice, especially in the cases where there are a lot of types to assign. Not essential, a "nice-to-have". While on the subject of aircraft types, could I ask why the A321-100 and A321-200 both have the type-code "A321"? We at UKDirect have a couple of codeshares for "A321" with "Trav...
by SJDobby
Fri Feb 02, 2007 12:34 am
Forum: Bugs & Problems
Topic: ATTENTION: Restart the client after every flight!
Replies: 1
Views: 868

Restarting client after every flight

Whoops, didn't do this today and have paid for it! Flew EGPH-LEIB first thing this morning, then immediately flew the return leg without restarting FS or FlyNet client. Landed at EGPH, got the reassuring "bing-bong", but the flight has not registered (the flight is still in "booked" status). Doh! Oh...
by SJDobby
Wed Jan 31, 2007 11:50 am
Forum: New features & ideas
Topic: what should be done next? (client)
Replies: 42
Views: 8065

Ability to limit ZFW for long-hauls

It would be great if we could optionally put a limit on the ZFW for a flight. Yesterday I flew a Calgary to Heathrow flight in a 767-300ER (perfectly reasonable within the range of the aircraft) but the ZFW I was allocated meant that my maximum fuel allowance was 55.5T. This was very close to the re...
by SJDobby
Sat Jan 20, 2007 9:19 am
Forum: Bugs & Problems
Topic: Client sets Fuel to Zero
Replies: 7
Views: 1555

New client: fuel

I had the opposite problem, getting more fuel than I asked for - I elected the standard method, went for 20,000kg but my LDS767 actually received 55,000kg (it is possble that that was the amount already in my tanks when I loaded the aircraft so maybe the client didn't actually put that fuel there). ...