NWA742 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (9 years 10 months 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 1998 times:
Here's my attempt (and I know it's unrealistic :
An experienced American Airlines pilot, type rated on the 757/767, gets an unexpected offer from Air France:
He would move to France, and be trained on the A340. The pay would be double what he makes now.
Since he's always wanted to live in Europe for awhile, he gladly accepts the offer.
Weeks later, he's all set in France and ready to start flight training on the A340. The first simulator run was a short flight from Paris to London in bad weather.
As the pilot completed the flight and walked out of the simulator, The Air France training staff exclaimed how pleased they were at the pilot's first hand performance on the A340.
The pilot had a big glare on his face though. When asked what's wrong, he replies:
You know, I've flown for 30 years, the A340 is one smooth aircraft, and this whole simulator run went well, right? I believe I did everything correct, but there's one thing I DO NOT LIKE about this plane. I make a perfect fucking precision approach, and I touch the plane down very lightly, and the goddamn thing calls me a retard!
MD11LuxuryLinr From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 1385 posts, RR: 16 Reply 6, posted (9 years 10 months 5 days ago) and read 1703 times:
..when descending through 20 feet, the airplane says "retard, retard, retard".. Telling the pilot flying to pull the side stick back to bring the nose up for touchdown.. I believe that's what you asked..
Caution wake turbulence, you are following a heavy jet.