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by Starlionblue
Sun Jan 23, 2022 11:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Use of speedbrakes in Boeing 737 during RTO
Replies: 25
Views: 1398

Re: Use of speedbrakes in Boeing 737 during RTO

I am not qualified on the 737 but did an MCC on the NG and from what I can remember we did in the sim: As Starlionblue said, the captain will always have the hand on thrust levers until V1 and he will make the call and RTO, whether he is PF or PM. The procedure we used was (Captain): 1. Call "...

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by Starlionblue
Sun Jan 23, 2022 12:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Use of speedbrakes in Boeing 737 during RTO
Replies: 25
Views: 1398

Re: Use of speedbrakes in Boeing 737 during RTO

Ianfromrussia, you seem very concerned about reaction times. In general terms, I would say that in an airliner it is typically better to take a bit longer making a decision than to rush things. An extra second or two, even in the case of a rejected takeoff decision, won't make a material difference...

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by Starlionblue
Sat Jan 22, 2022 4:34 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airline accident investigations SO 242, etc.
Replies: 4
Views: 697

Re: Airline accident investigations SO 242, etc.

For a light GA aircraft, I think it’s much better to find an open field for an emergency landing versus a road. There are typically many more obstacles to hit on a road that you wouldn’t be able to see until it was too late - signposts, power lines, guardrails, vehicles, you name it. But the amount...

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by Starlionblue
Sat Jan 22, 2022 4:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Use of speedbrakes in Boeing 737 during RTO
Replies: 25
Views: 1398

Re: Use of speedbrakes in Boeing 737 during RTO

Ianfromrussia, you seem very concerned about reaction times. In general terms, I would say that in an airliner it is typically better to take a bit longer making a decision than to rush things. An extra second or two, even in the case of a rejected takeoff decision, won't make a material difference....

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by Starlionblue
Thu Jan 20, 2022 4:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Curved runway starter extensions
Replies: 14
Views: 1223

Re: Curved runway starter extensions

aeropix wrote:
Starlionblue wrote:
There are certainly curved runways, but they're more normally associated with bush flying.

Behold Kiwirok in Papua.



Wow that must be one way in / one way out operation.


Like at many such runways in Papua, I think you always land uphill and takeoff downhill.

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by Starlionblue
Thu Jan 20, 2022 4:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Curved runway starter extensions
Replies: 14
Views: 1223

Re: Curved runway starter extensions

There are certainly curved runways, but they're more normally associated with bush flying.

Behold Kiwirok in Papua.

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by Starlionblue
Wed Jan 19, 2022 11:39 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: RTO for impending fire
Replies: 57
Views: 3018

Re: RTO for impending fire

But I bet it is not too far from the limits of an "average pilot". A couple of “average” chaps doing what “average” chaps train for https://youtu.be/PS1YAX70edc THANK YOU VERY MUCH! :) That's great! That's just what I'm looking for. You can gauge the reaction time between the engine going...

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by Starlionblue
Wed Jan 19, 2022 11:34 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airline accident investigations SO 242, etc.
Replies: 4
Views: 697

Re: Airline accident investigations SO 242, etc.

For a forced landing the gear should be down, whilst for a ditching (water landing) the gear should be up.

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by Starlionblue
Wed Jan 19, 2022 11:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What do the different SQ 777 safety cards mean?
Replies: 5
Views: 707

Re: What do the different SQ 777 safety cards mean?

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by Starlionblue
Wed Jan 19, 2022 2:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: RTO for impending fire
Replies: 57
Views: 3018

Re: RTO for impending fire

Thanks to everybody! :)) Can now anybody advise me whether it is in the limits of human capability to retard throttles quick enough to stay on the runway if an engine seizes (not just spools down!) at or just before Vmcg? Specifically, in the cases 1) if the runway is 1) dry and 2) if it is wet? Ye...

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by Starlionblue
Wed Jan 19, 2022 7:33 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: RTO for impending fire
Replies: 57
Views: 3018

Re: RTO for impending fire

Thanks to everybody! :)) Can now anybody advise me whether it is in the limits of human capability to retard throttles quick enough to stay on the runway if an engine seizes (not just spools down!) at or just before Vmcg? Specifically, in the cases 1) if the runway is 1) dry and 2) if it is wet? Ye...

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by Starlionblue
Wed Jan 19, 2022 5:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: RTO for impending fire
Replies: 57
Views: 3018

Re: RTO for impending fire

V1 is never near the end of the runway, it has to be far enough away for the aircraft to come to a stop and then that distance has a buffer applied. Stopping at V1 should not result in an overrun. See https://skybrary.aero/articles/v1 Stopping at V1 shall never result in an overrun if You've been a...

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by Starlionblue
Wed Jan 19, 2022 3:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are holding patterns used very much anymore and at which airfields?
Replies: 27
Views: 2232

Re: Are holding patterns used very much anymore and at which airfields?

I arrived before noise curfew ended at RAF Mildenhall. Eastern Radar sent me to the hold on the approach at 3,000’, maybe lower. Anyway, I asked for F100 in the hold, telling them, if noise curfew was the reason, why would hold making C-5 p’s screeching noise over East Anglia? They said, fine, the ...

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by Starlionblue
Tue Jan 18, 2022 11:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are holding patterns used very much anymore and at which airfields?
Replies: 27
Views: 2232

Re: Are holding patterns used very much anymore and at which airfields?

At least pre-covid, if you're flying to LHR long-haul and you departed on time, you're gonna do some circles before you land. Even worse, you arrive 30 mins ahead of schedule, then spend 45 mins in the hold, then when you finally land, there’s no gate for you! Happy days. :banghead: Don't forget cu...

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by Starlionblue
Tue Jan 18, 2022 11:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilot retracted flaps one notch just before landing
Replies: 15
Views: 2356

Re: Pilot retracted flaps one notch just before landing

How is a 757 "capturing" FOQA data regarding flap settings for landing? I have never heard of this technology. It is not part of the FMS, ACARS or any other system I know installed on the airplane. Back in my day, SOPA & SMAC dictated a Flaps 30 landing *EVERY* landing. Why? Conservat...

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by Starlionblue
Tue Jan 18, 2022 11:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: RTO for impending fire
Replies: 57
Views: 3018

Re: RTO for impending fire

Take-off is engineered, in the latest Part 25 amendment, to accelerate on all engines to Vef (engine failure), one second of recognition at OEI acceleration (that distance), taken the first action to begin the RTO at V1, come to a stop within the available runway. That plan does not overrun. Vef mu...

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by Starlionblue
Tue Jan 18, 2022 9:49 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: RTO for impending fire
Replies: 57
Views: 3018

Re: RTO for impending fire

But let's take a step back for a moment. On a normal takeoff, you stay on centerline and rotate when the PM calls rotate. On a takeoff with an engine failure, you stay on centerline and rotate when the PM calls rotate. Notice how there is no fundamental difference besides more input being required ...

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by Starlionblue
Tue Jan 18, 2022 6:39 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: RTO for impending fire
Replies: 57
Views: 3018

Re: RTO for impending fire

In this case, you have two independent indications of engine failure. One is the yaw moment and another is the master warning and associated message . I meant that the PF preoccupied with keeping the aircraft going straight would probably have difficulties with checking for an engine failure messag...

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by Starlionblue
Tue Jan 18, 2022 2:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Tu-204 requiring no anti-icing system
Replies: 15
Views: 1788

Re: Tu-204 requiring no anti-icing system

I imagine that the particular wing profile influences how easily ice will accumulate. No idea how this factors in this particular case.

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by Starlionblue
Tue Jan 18, 2022 2:36 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: RTO for impending fire
Replies: 57
Views: 3018

Re: RTO for impending fire

In the case of an engine failure what does come first: tendency to veer off the centerline, the horn or the callout of the PM? ... Is there a thing other than engine failure that can cause the aircraft to veer sideways and the horn to sound? And should a captain hearing the horn while struggling to...

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by Starlionblue
Tue Jan 18, 2022 2:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilot retracted flaps one notch just before landing
Replies: 15
Views: 2356

Re: Pilot retracted flaps one notch just before landing

A configuration change below 1,000 feet AGL is prohibited at most airlines. It would also be captured and reported (de-identifed per union requirements for some strange reason) by FOQA. I'm leaning towards load relief. How is a 757 "capturing" FOQA data regarding flap settings for landing...

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by Starlionblue
Mon Jan 17, 2022 7:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airliner ferry
Replies: 10
Views: 1266

Re: Airliner ferry

The way to get this kind of highly specialised job is to work your way up, show initiative, willingness to work hard, and a good attitude. Make contacts. It takes time. And success at achieving the dream position is not guaranteed. However, there are often opportunities along the way. It's about the...

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by Starlionblue
Mon Jan 17, 2022 3:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Have most or all B737 pilots now been trained on handling rudder hardover incidents?
Replies: 16
Views: 1399

Re: Have most or all B737 pilots now been trained on handling rudder hardover incidents?

At high AOA, rudder was how we controlled and rolled the F-100. Get sloppy at the top of a loop, use aileron instead of rudder to pick up a wing, you could come down the back side 45 degrees off the track you went up. But isn't picking up a wing with a rudder kind of frowned upon in transport categ...

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by Starlionblue
Sun Jan 16, 2022 2:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: RTO for impending fire
Replies: 57
Views: 3018

Re: RTO for impending fire

On the line, although we brief we still do not expect an RTO (they are rare events) and the startle effect of an RTO listed malfunction may mean lost seconds in identifying and accepting you have a problem and must act.... As some on here have already mentioned newer airplanes inhibit warnings/caut...

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by Starlionblue
Sat Jan 15, 2022 7:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: RTO for impending fire
Replies: 57
Views: 3018

Re: RTO for impending fire

I'll add to Dogbreath's excellent post that the Airbus philosophy is really no different. The FCTM emphasizes strongly that high speed RTOs are not to be taken lightly. Physics is physics, regardless of type. From the A330 FCTM: DECISION MAKING A rejected takeoff is a potentially hazardous manoeuvre...

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by Starlionblue
Sat Jan 15, 2022 4:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: RTO for impending fire
Replies: 57
Views: 3018

Re: RTO for impending fire

It this issue trigger a Master Warning, Master Master Caution, a long of thrust/Engine failure, loss of directional control, or renders the aircraft unsafe or unable to fly at 10 knots V1. If the answer is No, then I am not rejecting. I would take into the air as there would be a better chance and ...

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by Starlionblue
Sat Jan 15, 2022 4:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ATP: Skip the Regional Jet Go Direct to the A320 & B737
Replies: 13
Views: 1809

Re: ATP: Skip the Regional Jet Go Direct to the A320 & B737

Heck what exactly do major airlines want from any pilot before they can join? Enough PIC turbojet time? And what’s the lowest average experience a major FO has? There is no "exactly" and it varies widely. Some major airlines will take you with a CPL and multi rating plus a few hundred hou...

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by Starlionblue
Fri Jan 14, 2022 3:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: RTO for impending fire
Replies: 57
Views: 3018

Re: RTO for impending fire

As an aside, would you really be looking at the fuel flow 10 knots before V1?

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by Starlionblue
Thu Jan 13, 2022 3:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: No-wind conditions at parallel runway airports:
Replies: 9
Views: 1312

Re: No-wind conditions at parallel runway airports:

Your example is from late 60s. Much less traffic compared to today (pre-Covid), so that stuff is possible. Nowadays, traffic volumes mean you'll typically just see unidirectional traffic at busier times. In many places, e.g. HKG, HND, and BKK, a certain direction is preferred, typically due to noise...

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by Starlionblue
Thu Jan 13, 2022 12:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Are holding patterns used very much anymore and at which airfields?
Replies: 27
Views: 2232

Re: Are holding patterns used very much anymore and at which airfields?

Is anyone at "fault" when an airplane has to enter a holding pattern or is it weather, SOP or something else? Seems like a holding pattern would add to the fuel bill of an airline. Maybe I am wrong. Do airplanes still fly a racetrack pattern in the hold. As 77west says, due to the complex...

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by Starlionblue
Wed Jan 12, 2022 3:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Suspends 747F and Cargo-Only Pax Flights for 7 Days
Replies: 184
Views: 29824

Re: Cathay Pacific Suspends 747F and Cargo-Only Pax Flights for 7 Days

The crew were not required to stay home, however the government is now trying to deem such lack of requirement as Cathay violating guidelines, according to my understanding. I can guarantee you that every staff direction given to the crew complied with the government requirements and copies of the ...

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by Starlionblue
Tue Jan 11, 2022 7:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Suspends 747F and Cargo-Only Pax Flights for 7 Days
Replies: 184
Views: 29824

Re: Cathay Pacific Suspends 747F and Cargo-Only Pax Flights for 7 Days

I guess there are also transfer passengers among outbound flights, and Cathay crew are based in Hong Kong unlike foreign airlines, which make them stay in Hong Kong after flights, which cause the government to be concern about it? They didn't elaborate on it in the TV news. Not sure if that is true...

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by Starlionblue
Mon Jan 10, 2022 6:13 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Oceanic Clearances: Then and Now
Replies: 14
Views: 1469

Re: Oceanic Clearances: Then and Now

Satcom does work for voice. But most comms is done via CPDLC (not ACARS). Controller–pilot Data Link Communications. ACARS is used for communications with your own company, not ATC, as well as for weather like D-ATIS. Before GPS, it was INS, which would drift. Once an aircraft arrived within range o...

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by Starlionblue
Sun Jan 09, 2022 11:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hours on Type/Total Flying Hours Question
Replies: 32
Views: 1803

Re: Hours on Type/Total Flying Hours Question

At least at US air carriers. your experience as a pilot has no bearing on what seat or aircraft you fly. It's strictly seniority. Experience is not portable between airlines. I had a new FO at my ULCC recently. I never assume the experience or inexperience of the other pilot - it's a bad habit to g...

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by Starlionblue
Sun Jan 09, 2022 2:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ATP: Skip the Regional Jet Go Direct to the A320 & B737
Replies: 13
Views: 1809

Re: ATP: Skip the Regional Jet Go Direct to the A320 & B737

I was scrolling through the internet today and I found an ad for this: Skip the Regional Jet Go Direct to the A320 & B737 ATP is your airline career solution. Complete pilot training in seven months, then go directly to the Airbus and Boeing flight deck as a First Officer at 1,500 hours. Fast t...

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by Starlionblue
Sun Jan 09, 2022 1:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Curvature of PW JT8D engine assembly?
Replies: 4
Views: 1183

Re: Curvature of PW JT8D engine assembly?

Just a guess but it could have something to do with aligning to the local airflow. If you look at an 727 from above, or indeed at a DC-9/MD-80, you can see how the engines are not parallel to the midline, and even curve a bit to follow the fuselage. https://i.pinimg.com/originals/1e/35/47/1e3547ccd1...

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by Starlionblue
Sat Jan 08, 2022 2:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: QF 64 JNBSYD ETOPS
Replies: 12
Views: 2793

Re: QF 64 JNBSYD ETOPS

Thanks 'RyanairGuru'; that is then EDTO330 = 5 hours 30 mins on one engine over the Southern Ocean? WOW! Midway on the route, what would be the alternate airports, do you know? The single-engine case isn't typically the most critical thing for EDTO. The remaining engine will keep running until it r...

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by Starlionblue
Sat Jan 08, 2022 12:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Overconfidence In Aviation Technology
Replies: 27
Views: 1785

Re: Overconfidence In Aviation Technology

A lot of folks here who believe Airbus side stick/FBW system and automation is the best thing since slice bread…. I am one of those people. :D I find the system delightfully elegant and robust. However, I also am acutely aware that this wonderful system can get me into trouble if I mismanage it. Au...

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by Starlionblue
Fri Jan 07, 2022 11:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: aerospatiale A200 from the 1980'?
Replies: 13
Views: 1457

Re: aerospatiale A200 from the 1980'?

If memory serves, the A200 project was one of the origins of the A300. It was merged into the project alongside a British concept if memory serves. The A300 is mentioned in the link ("Maximum commonality with the A300B"), so this A200 brochure must be jounger. If I remember well (ok, I ca...

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by Starlionblue
Fri Jan 07, 2022 11:46 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: QF 64 JNBSYD ETOPS
Replies: 12
Views: 2793

Re: QF 64 JNBSYD ETOPS

Thanks 'RyanairGuru'; that is then EDTO330 = 5 hours 30 mins on one engine over the Southern Ocean? WOW! Midway on the route, what would be the alternate airports, do you know? The single-engine case isn't typically the most critical thing for EDTO. The remaining engine will keep running until it r...

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by Starlionblue
Fri Jan 07, 2022 11:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Overconfidence In Aviation Technology
Replies: 27
Views: 1785

Re: Overconfidence In Aviation Technology

Sorry, I didn't do a very good job defining the question. Right now, in the cockpit & the ground, we have a system where everything is cross-checked with redundancy in the system. However it seem like more & more people think or see computers/automation as being the way to solve all problem...

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by Starlionblue
Fri Jan 07, 2022 11:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hours on Type/Total Flying Hours Question
Replies: 32
Views: 1803

Re: Hours on Type/Total Flying Hours Question

Typically, and especially in North America, promotion would be strictly seniority-based. The discussion does get a bit complicated since you might need more seniority to be an FO on a certain aircraft than captain on another. 150 hours on type is not a lot. 2-3 months of flying. But you have to star...

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by Starlionblue
Fri Jan 07, 2022 11:33 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Dimming Cabin Lights on Takeoff - Depends on Aircraft?
Replies: 1
Views: 624

Re: Dimming Cabin Lights on Takeoff - Depends on Aircraft?

This has been discussed multiple times. It is typically due to operator and/or national procedural differences.

Crew don't typically forget such procedural items, but it does happen.

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by Starlionblue
Fri Jan 07, 2022 12:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Overconfidence In Aviation Technology
Replies: 27
Views: 1785

Re: Overconfidence In Aviation Technology

Sorry, I didn't do a very good job defining the question. Right now, in the cockpit & the ground, we have a system where everything is cross-checked with redundancy in the system. However it seem like more & more people think or see computers/automation as being the way to solve all problem...

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by Starlionblue
Fri Jan 07, 2022 12:01 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: aerospatiale A200 from the 1980'?
Replies: 13
Views: 1457

Re: aerospatiale A200 from the 1980'?

There was a lot of information in this book I used to have. If memory serves, the A200 project was one of the origins of the A300. It was merged into the project alongside a British concept if memory serves.


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by Starlionblue
Fri Jan 07, 2022 8:59 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Overconfidence In Aviation Technology
Replies: 27
Views: 1785

Re: Overconfidence In Aviation Technology

Sorry, I didn't do a very good job defining the question. Right now, in the cockpit & the ground, we have a system where everything is cross-checked with redundancy in the system. However it seem like more & more people think or see computers/automation as being the way to solve all problem...

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factsonly wrote:
Cathay commences interesting routings from HKG to Europe in order to meet latest COVID crew rest requirements:

- 07-Jan-2022 CX255 HKG-LHR-AMS A351
- 08-Jan-2022 CX270 AMS-MXP-HKG A351

https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/cx255


Those interesting routings have been going on for months.

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by Starlionblue
Thu Jan 06, 2022 9:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Overconfidence In Aviation Technology
Replies: 27
Views: 1785

Re: Overconfidence In Aviation Technology

One of my first flight instructors, when he showed me how to use the rather rudimentary autopilot in a Cessna 172, quipped, "Remember, the autopilot will kill you quickly". I still live by those words. Automation is a tool, but it is not perfect, can fail, and needs to be used correctly an...

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by Starlionblue
Thu Jan 06, 2022 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Suspends 747F and Cargo-Only Pax Flights for 7 Days
Replies: 184
Views: 29824

Re: Cathay Pacific Suspends 747F and Cargo-Only Pax Flights for 7 Days

This video from the Taiwanese Pilot Union illustrates pretty well what HK based crewmembers are currently experiencing. Taiwan has been rougher, to be sure, but not by much at this point. Kids kicked out of school because a parent is crew. Crew and family not getting necessary medical care. The list...

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by Starlionblue
Wed Jan 05, 2022 1:29 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Suspends 747F and Cargo-Only Pax Flights for 7 Days
Replies: 184
Views: 29824

Re: Cathay Pacific Suspends 747F and Cargo-Only Pax Flights for 7 Days

Do mainland Chinese carriers have these same restrictions on their cargo flights? AFAIK, the rules are the same for any carrier. However, Mainland carrier crew are not based in HK, and most likely all they do are turns. They never enter HK. So are you saying that the restrictions on airlines are th...

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