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by mm320cap
Sat Aug 22, 2020 8:34 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Delta bans Navy Seal for Not Wearing a Mask
Replies: 151
Views: 10317

Re: Delta bans Navy Seal for Not Wearing a Mask

Anyone notice how the major airports are ghost towns with the mask policies in place? Just flew MSP-DFW and back last week. The planes were less than half full and the airports were all but deserted. By riding the COVID 19 bandwagon, the airlines are committing suicide. The airlines need to stop be...

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by mm320cap
Tue Aug 11, 2020 7:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mesa Air Group to operate 737s for DHL
Replies: 42
Views: 7710

Re: Mesa Air Group to operate 737s for DHL

[photoid][/photoid] Starting at $52/hour for FOs with a 62 hour guarantee. $38,000/year. Sadly there's going to be no shortage of pilots willing to fly for that in these times. Oh the horror! $38K per year for a part time job, how will they live? What a wildly ridiculous comment. Keep in mind these ...

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by mm320cap
Sat Aug 01, 2020 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Airlines Q2 cash burn
Replies: 22
Views: 5685

Re: US Airlines Q2 cash burn

One thing to note about United's lower cash burn, they have been by far the stingiest of the network career with refunds (they have relaxed some). Delta has still been refunding a significant amount of tickets, which is why United has lower cash burn - it's done on the backs of their customers. Any...

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by mm320cap
Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Icelandair FI529 landing incident at KEF
Replies: 31
Views: 9735

Re: Icelandair FI529 landing incident at KEF

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Video from the cabin of the approach. Doesn’t appear to have been caused by a hard landing.

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by mm320cap
Sat Nov 16, 2019 9:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DEN- How much can it grow?
Replies: 120
Views: 14034

Re: DEN- How much can it grow?

DEN is currently infrastructure limited, but the ongoing expansions should fix that in the short term. I think they will need to start planning for a terminal D. Denver isn’t as large of a market as the other cities you mentioned but the smaller market does seem to have a greater propensity to trav...

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by mm320cap
Sun Oct 27, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest pilots allegedly placed hidden camera in lavatory
Replies: 150
Views: 32323

Re: Southwest pilots allegedly placed hidden camera in lavatory

Pilots are bus drivers in a machine with wings. Compare HCP Online Physician Forums with Airline Pilot Central. My 3.7 degree from a great university and my hundreds of hours flight training are a bit more than what the average MARTA driver has but I hope you voice your opinion to the people that a...

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by mm320cap
Sat Oct 19, 2019 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Jumpseat Wars?
Replies: 32
Views: 9811

Re: Jumpseat Wars?

It’s over. Skywest, Republic and Mesa signed the agreements yesterday

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by mm320cap
Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United posts Q3 2019 results
Replies: 79
Views: 20184

Re: United posts Q3 2019 results

What do you think the revenue miss was from 14 grounded aircraft? How many spares do you think UA schedules in the summer across mainline and UX? The search for excuses is endless. There are another 20 MAX’s that were supposed to be delivered that weren’t, so it’s actually north of 30 aircraft that...

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by mm320cap
Wed Oct 16, 2019 2:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United posts Q3 2019 results
Replies: 79
Views: 20184

Re: United posts Q3 2019 results

What do you think the revenue miss was from 14 grounded aircraft? How many spares do you think UA schedules in the summer across mainline and UX? The search for excuses is endless. There are another 20 MAX’s that were supposed to be delivered that weren’t, so it’s actually north of 30 aircraft that...

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by mm320cap
Wed Oct 09, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Schedules 321s into JAC
Replies: 27
Views: 5498

Re: DL Schedules 321s into JAC

It will be interesting to see what happens to these hot and high airports in the next decade as the 757 retires into the dustbin of history. Weight restricted A320s cant be desired by the airlines. Is this something an A220 could manage at full load? Might be these airports will need to lengthen th...

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by mm320cap
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta pilots file objection to expanded JVs
Replies: 180
Views: 32255

Re: Delta pilots file objection to expanded JVs

Only in your warped imagination. :lol:. Oh, I'm definitively not concerned about how you're taking it. I'll let your words (the lack of them in this case) tell the story. I genuinely hope this was posted in jest. If not, this displays a gross sense of entitlement. It's not entitlement; it's a natur...

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by mm320cap
Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta pilots file objection to expanded JVs
Replies: 180
Views: 32255

Re: Delta pilots file objection to expanded JVs

Yeah, AA and UAL have more widebodies that DAL, but who is more profitable? And who has the best profitsharing? To say nothing of the job security that accrues to all employees of a better run, more profitable company. For pilots looking for a job, number of wide bodies matters more than profit sha...

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by mm320cap
Thu Aug 15, 2019 3:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA to Tweak 737 MAX Order
Replies: 56
Views: 15537

Re: UA to Tweak 737 MAX Order

United has way more than 123 outstanding MAX’s to be delivered....

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by mm320cap
Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Fleet/Network Thread - 2019
Replies: 3546
Views: 708477

Re: Did United order 737-8's?

Yes there are -8’s due to be delivered, but the number is not published anywhere so I don’t know whether it was an add on or a conversion. I remember being surprised when I heard it from someone “in the know” because I hadn’t remembered hearing about the -8’s coming up to that point.

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by mm320cap
Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:47 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 415708

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Where I disagree with Sully is whether SIM training is needed AT THIS POINT. With the MCAS fix in place and from what I hear, successful, future MCAS failure events should be a non-issue. So what needs to be seen in the simulator? If the MCAS software fix HADN’T been done, I completely agree that s...

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by mm320cap
Sat Jun 22, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 415708

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Where I disagree with Sully is whether SIM training is needed AT THIS POINT. With the MCAS fix in place and from what I hear, successful, future MCAS failure events should be a non-issue. So what needs to be seen in the simulator? If the MCAS software fix HADN’T been done, I completely agree that si...

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by mm320cap
Sun May 05, 2019 4:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 384495

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

Yeah agree the above is my wet dream. Could have been worse, which though is never a huge endorsement Anecdotally on the Airtrain today from Newark Airport rail station over to the terminals, I spoke with a UA pilot and ground staffer about the new logo. No-one is right or wrong, but these troops f...

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by mm320cap
Wed May 01, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released
Replies: 1797
Views: 384495

Re: United Airlines "Evolution" to Globe Livery released

Either of these would have been so much better - nice work! I think the swoosh and the billboard 'United' and the tail globe are all individually fine elements. But together they're disconnected and a mess - it screams LCC which is not to diss LCC's, but more to the point that UA is not branding it...

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by mm320cap
Mon Apr 29, 2019 11:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAS on strike
Replies: 110
Views: 19122

Re: SAS on strike

As a lot of people have found out the hard way, many jobs can be done by a computer/robot now, so perhaps the pilots should think twice before demanding large salary increases for a job that is POSSIBLE to be carried out by a computer. Flight decks on many large a/c went down from 3 crew to 2 crew,...

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by mm320cap
Wed Apr 17, 2019 3:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA300 JFK-LAX Hits object on takeoff!
Replies: 209
Views: 75517

Re: AA300 JFK-LAX Hits object on takeoff!

I was on this flight and it was the roughest takeoff by far I had ever been a part of. To the point I bought the internet after take off and texted my father within 8 minutes to tell him how bad it was. It took over 10 minutes for the pilot to tell us of an incident that he related to “computer pro...

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by mm320cap
Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 748258

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

It’s horribly sad that it took a massive loss of life to uncover the issue (or issues). But when people say that modern airplanes have become too complex to fly, they should probably ask the people that do the flying. I think this is a terrible statement. The crash was premeditated murder. It was n...

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by mm320cap
Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 748258

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

The technology in the MAX is a real boon to safety. There is clearly something happening software integration wise, but the airplane has an huge amount of information to give the pilot SA. you are talking about sugar coating. At issue here is the basic airframe and how the designers coped with a ma...

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by mm320cap
Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 748258

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

MCAS MCAS MCAS. Several reports from US Pilots are out where there was an uncommanded nose pitch movement. Autopilot was clicked off and the flight was quickly recovered. So this is being touted as evidence of how dangerous the MCAS is. In these flights, there was no faulty airspeed or AOA indicatio...

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by mm320cap
Sun Mar 17, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 748258

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

I am not a pilot nor a fo but an avid enthusiastic flyer. Do any of the old school pilots and captains think technology in aircrafts has gotten to complicated to the point were they feel out of place in the cockpit nowadays? I'm 40 and remember those long 10hr plus transatlantic flights with family...

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by mm320cap
Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 748258

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Well, we still don’t know if the Ethiopian accident was even an MCAS event. Recovered jackscrew shows stabilizer leading edge up, hence nose down (we know that MCAS response to a stall is to put the nose down) Vertical speed variation from FR24 is similar to Lion Air - the time between peaks is 20 ...

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by mm320cap
Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 748258

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

^^^ ok so with that info and apparently how easy it is to disable the trim or a failing mcas system due to faulty sensor inputs....how did these pilots allow the plane to fall out of the sky? Some replies I got earlier made it seem like you cannot manually fly the 737max?!? I wish I knew why it was...

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by mm320cap
Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 748258

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

How fast can you out the windscreen and notice the horizon getting worryingly high up the view? I’d say a couple of seconds. GF Naw it’s not terribly fast. There still isn’t a whole heap of information given to us on the MCAS system, but I’m guessing it’s the same rate as the Speed Trim, which isn’...

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by mm320cap
Sun Mar 10, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 748258

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

United Airlines have had more incidents and deaths than ET in the same timeframe, Lion has had one major crash in 16 years of operation. Heck, KLM caused more deaths in One accident than Lion and ET together have in their lifetime. What are you talking about???? Ethiopian had a fatal crash in 2009 ...

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by mm320cap
Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 748258

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

-or- let’s ground Lion Air and Ethiopian Airways until the crash can be figured out. Makes more sense. They have crashed a whole lot of planes and killed a lot of people so until we know just ground them. They have? Really... United Airlines have had more incidents and deaths than ET in the same ti...

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by mm320cap
Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA492 Unstable Go-Around at GIB / Diverted to AGP
Replies: 116
Views: 25232

Re: BA492 Unstable Go-Around at GIB / Diverted to AGP

Gibraltar is tracherous and requires special training. Monarch in particular were very hot on that. The problem isn't PIO my little armchair CEOs. It is a thing called a rotor. Spinning masses of air like a horizontal tornado that come rolling off the Rock in certain circumstances. There were quite...

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by mm320cap
Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA492 Unstable Go-Around at GIB / Diverted to AGP
Replies: 116
Views: 25232

Re: BA492 Unstable Go-Around at GIB / Diverted to AGP

Metour Pilot just posted his account of the event on his YouTube channel. Great perspective. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BkOgZPjZX4 Interesting perspective. I’m going to strongly question his assumption that the go-around maneuver was completed with the autopilot on. It probably started out th...

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by mm320cap
Thu Feb 28, 2019 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA492 Unstable Go-Around at GIB / Diverted to AGP
Replies: 116
Views: 25232

Re: BA492 Unstable Go-Around at GIB / Diverted to AGP

Metour Pilot just posted his account of the event on his YouTube channel. Great perspective. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BkOgZPjZX4 Interesting perspective. I’m going to strongly question his assumption that the go-around maneuver was completed with the autopilot on. It probably started out th...

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by mm320cap
Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA492 Unstable Go-Around at GIB / Diverted to AGP
Replies: 116
Views: 25232

Re: BA492 Unstable Go-Around at GIB / Diverted to AGP

Metour Pilot just posted his account of the event on his YouTube channel. Great perspective. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BkOgZPjZX4 Interesting take. The issue I have with his assessment is that as a Boeing pilot he might not be familiar with how common it is for the A320 to get into a PIO. He...

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by mm320cap
Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA492 Unstable Go-Around at GIB / Diverted to AGP
Replies: 116
Views: 25232

Re: BA492 Unstable Go-Around at GIB / Diverted to AGP

I also think it was a stall. Having the gear down way too long after the go around didn't help matters. Things didn't start to get unusual until they pitched up for the go around. You can tell the ailerons are not operating very effectively during this period. The aircraft seems basically out of co...

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by mm320cap
Thu Feb 28, 2019 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA492 Unstable Go-Around at GIB / Diverted to AGP
Replies: 116
Views: 25232

Re: BA492 Unstable Go-Around at GIB / Diverted to AGP

Gibraltar is tracherous and requires special training. Monarch in particular were very hot on that. The problem isn't PIO my little armchair CEOs. It is a thing called a rotor. Spinning masses of air like a horizontal tornado that come rolling off the Rock in certain circumstances. There were quite...

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by mm320cap
Tue Feb 26, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA492 Unstable Go-Around at GIB / Diverted to AGP
Replies: 116
Views: 25232

Re: BA492 Unstable Go-Around at GIB / Diverted to AGP

I also think it was a stall. Having the gear down way too long after the go around didn't help matters. Things didn't start to get unusual until they pitched up for the go around. You can tell the ailerons are not operating very effectively during this period. The aircraft seems basically out of co...

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by mm320cap
Mon Feb 25, 2019 10:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1923
Views: 450748

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

I think people on this thread should chill... we should all get off our high horses. Or zebras :-) IIRC no one on this thread has claimed to have made a definite conclusion of what happened. I believe discussion of the list of possible theories that fit the observed event and current information is...

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by mm320cap
Mon Feb 25, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA492 Unstable Go-Around at GIB / Diverted to AGP
Replies: 116
Views: 25232

Re: BA492 Unstable Go-Around at GIB / Diverted to AGP

From the second video it looks like they got whacked with some sort of rotor wave on short final. My guess is this started a PIO, which started to compound. In the A320, the flight control laws (in normal law) will keep the roll at a “comfortable” rate (1G if I remember?) which makes it prone to PIO...

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by mm320cap
Mon Feb 25, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1923
Views: 450748

Re: Atlas Air or Giant 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Doubtful. That turn is sudden and intentional... not ATC instructed. This looks like a turn to avoid casualties on the ground. I'm not discounting this but to me it doesn't make sence, at the time of the turn the aircraft was descending at a stable rate, what could go so wrong that you thought you ...

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by mm320cap
Fri Feb 15, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Are US Trans-cons Diverting for Fuel?
Replies: 84
Views: 14854

Re: Are US Trans-cons Diverting for Fuel?

Coming into SFO yesterday I saw winds of 240/188 at FL360. No way I was going lower as there were several reports of severe turbulence and one of extreme (aircraft lost 2000’) in the upper 20’s. So I’m guessing that some the east coast jets would need s fuel stop... especially because CA weather wou...

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by mm320cap
Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters: United to add premium seats on regional and mainline jets
Replies: 272
Views: 29098

Re: Reuters: United to add premium seats on regional and mainline jets

I reread UA's press release. It does not state seat pitch has increased. It's the same seat pitch for first, economy plus and economy. The overall amount of legroom for the entire plane has increased but that's because there are more first seats than usual. But individual passengers will not get a ...

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by mm320cap
Sat Feb 02, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO
Replies: 134
Views: 25899

Re: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO

https://nltimes.nl/2019/01/28/flight-schiphol-canceled-drunk-co-pilot 3x over the limit. Not good. Happens far too frequently in this industry. And DAL tries to say it was cancelled for a mechanical. *Shakes head* I don’t think any group in Aviation is any worse than the general population, the sta...

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by mm320cap
Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO
Replies: 134
Views: 25899

Re: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO

Are breath tests a random preflight thing? I wonder how many pilots are up there flying not at their best In the US, breathalyzers are random. (My copilot has one last night). They usually occur after the trip lands, but I have had one between flights. I’ve never seen or heard of a random breathaly...

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by mm320cap
Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:43 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO
Replies: 134
Views: 25899

Re: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO

You know "being anything less than 100% alert" will happen much more frequently due to being tired, sick (such as a cold) or personal problems? So, what do you do for those pilots, fire them??? As others have said, I do believe help is needed for this pilot. ONCE time, not plenty times. I...

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by mm320cap
Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO
Replies: 134
Views: 25899

Re: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO

You know "being anything less than 100% alert" will happen much more frequently due to being tired, sick (such as a cold) or personal problems? So, what do you do for those pilots, fire them??? As others have said, I do believe help is needed for this pilot. ONCE time, not plenty times. I...

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by mm320cap
Thu Jan 31, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO
Replies: 134
Views: 25899

Re: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO

There is a difference between a standard procedure (like a checklist) and someone having a drink too many. I am not defending the pilot; he should have called in, no questions asked. But, to strictly apply "first offence, you're out" without knowing the circumstances and background is wro...

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by mm320cap
Thu Jan 31, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO
Replies: 134
Views: 25899

Re: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO

Thankfully, you're not the one making the decision. Nothing is black and white in life. Sometimes, grey needs to happen. Lastly: remember this conversation next time someone gives you a "get out of jail free" card, and be thankful they didn't fire/throw you in jail at the first offence wh...

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by mm320cap
Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO
Replies: 134
Views: 25899

Re: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO

I wonder if the people who say that the pilot was "drunk" would care to define what that word means in their view. The figures given above show that yes he had some alcohol in his body, but I very much doubt that he was "drunk"! To call him such is a bit of an insult This was a ...

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by mm320cap
Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO
Replies: 134
Views: 25899

Re: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO

The article stated 3x the limit, so that’s what I quoted. I am not privy to the actual results. The article says “The authorities said the co-pilot's breath test showed a result of 270 micrograms of alcohol per liter of breath.” That is equivalent to a BAC of 0.054% where the limit is 0.040% This d...

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