surfandsnow From United States of America, joined Jan 2009, 3030 posts, RR: 30
Reply 1, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 2980 times:
A few years ago, you heard about issues between large commercial pax aircraft. It sounds like many of the issues today involve one large pax plane and a small private plane, helicopter, or cargo jet. It's fairly easy to keep track of all the airliners, but very hard to monitor the entire sky...
Flying in the middle seat of coach is much better than not flying at all!
Gonzalo From Chile, joined Aug 2005, 2035 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 2833 times:
Quoting Fly2HMO (Reply 2): Not buying it. I remember reading somewhere that despite increased traffic, near misses have actually gone down.
And the only way to prevent them, would if we grounded all planes. Not happening.
I don't know about mid air collisions, but the runway incursions increased 13% according to the last FAA Runway Safety Report. I agree with you about the high number of movements in the airports and the restricted air-spaces but still, there's a problem, and the FAA is concerned.
There are many ways to prevent, from technology devices to better training to the people involved. With the traffic growing every year, it is absolutely necesary to do something to avoid a major disaster, and in fact, the FAA is doing some things, as an example :
USAirways787 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 291 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (5 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2014 times:
In my "arm chair" pilot opinion, I feel the Airbus pilots are at fault. They were told to keep a visual on the 47 to keep separation, but lost visual. Now like I said I don't know the circumstances as I am not a pilot yet, nor was I there. I do however applaud them for not maneuvering their aircraft as instructed by ATC as it would put them in front of the 47's path. But for all we know had they done that might have been the safest fastest way depending on speeds, and altitude of course, and possibly might have avoided the situation. But what matters the most everyone landed safely, and like the saying goes a safe landing is one you can walk away from.
"Pre departure walk around complete, all doors closed, ready for pushback"