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by SAAFNAV
Wed Sep 04, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Scenario Question: Unstable Approach
Replies: 19
Views: 2091

Re: Scenario Question: Unstable Approach

If it is an Airbus aircraft, then the first step I would do is the same. But for an Airbus, if the Captain is pressing on the priority button on his sidestick, it would be impossible for the PM then to take over as PF, wouldn't it? What would one do in this case? In this unlikely scenario, as a las...

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by SAAFNAV
Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: C-130 Crash at (SBA) Santa Barbara Airport, CA
Replies: 15
Views: 5490

Re: C-130 Crash at (SBA) Santa Barbara Airport, CA

That'll buff out. Nah, it's a write off. Guys, serious question, could a write-off buff out? And what about Tuesday? Probably no serious damage. Appears that only right-hand side main landing gear got either stuck up, or not fully engage in the down position and 'split out' to the side. (Needs to b...

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by SAAFNAV
Mon Aug 26, 2019 4:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hungarian government tries to buy back BUD due to mismanagement
Replies: 17
Views: 2878

Re: HU government tries to buy back BUD due to mismanagement

Who would think it was Hainan government? And why you they buy back a Hungarian airport they never owned? It's about the bigger principle: Aviation uses standardised codes, and you didn't. Whilst you might figure it out from context, it is unneeded when there are already acceptable codes. Actually ...

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by SAAFNAV
Mon Aug 26, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hungarian government tries to buy back BUD due to mismanagement
Replies: 17
Views: 2878

Re: HU government tries to buy back BUD due to mismanagement

To avoid confusion I think the thread title should read "Hungarian" instead of HU since HU is the IATA code for Hainan Airlines. Who would think it was Hainan government? And why you they buy back a Hungarian airport they never owned? It's about the bigger principle: Aviation uses standar...

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by SAAFNAV
Sat Aug 24, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: The Tristar automated descent control system
Replies: 41
Views: 3385

Re: The Tristar automated descent control system

So, OP, let me get this straight: You come on here to ask questions, then you start teaching some actual pilots, some of them who also flew the L-1011, about how it works. Your comments actually shows that you have no idea how the systems work, or are integrated to create an autoland system (hint: y...

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by SAAFNAV
Tue Aug 20, 2019 6:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Full brakes or rudder
Replies: 23
Views: 2447

Re: Full brakes or rudder

CFI at my flying club has the mantra “Do what you need to do” ie take positive action (which can also be positively doing nothing) in all situations to maintain control of the aircraft. If you’re Landing with a crosswind and you are getting steered by the wind after touchdown by all means use some ...

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by SAAFNAV
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Good cities for a start up airline in 2019
Replies: 12
Views: 766

Re: Good cities for a start up airline in 2019

Hmmm, how about Salt Lake City and Dar es Salaam, and Vladivostok and Easter Island.
Purely hypothetical of course.
But for best results use a dart and a map and throw blindfolded.

As long as you have a re-engined B757 flying fish, you'd be fine.

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by SAAFNAV
Sun Jul 28, 2019 8:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can Qatari planes divert to airports in blockaded countries?
Replies: 16
Views: 5342

Re: Can Qatari planes divert to airports in blockaded countries?

I know this is A.net where everything is made up and the points don't matter, but can we please get our terminology right?

Bahrain, Emirates and Saudi isn't blockaded, Qatar is.

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by SAAFNAV
Sun Jul 21, 2019 3:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Why was there an innovation drought during the 1990's and 2000's?
Replies: 14
Views: 2118

Re: Why was there an innovation drought during the 1990's and 2000's?

People seem not to understand that this 1989 chap is that rare bird on a.net, a 100% troll account. His posts are solely aimed at getting bites, not at initiating any serious discussion. While he sure is a troll, I seem to be getting the ideal that he just doesn't suffer from troll syndrome, but th...

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by SAAFNAV
Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:29 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Mandate fly-by-wire for transport class aircraft through Part 25 regulation?
Replies: 9
Views: 1953

Re: Mandate fly-by-wire for transport class aircraft through Part 25 regulation?

Reason is FBW architecture offers envelope protection. Yes the current non-FBW models Are safe, but FBW will enhance safety. The technology for FBW is readily available and mature, hence there is no execuse for not making aviation safer And yet you still have pilots crashing fully FBW aircraft. Env...

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by SAAFNAV
Thu Jun 20, 2019 9:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta 1316 Diverted and Delayed
Replies: 35
Views: 3809

Re: Delta 1316 Diverted and Delayed

Why the deep emotional involvement if you weren't on the flight.

Stuff happens, things must go on. Kinda sad that you have to monitor all this, and have to create threads about delayed flights.

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by SAAFNAV
Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why can’t aircraft maximize fuselage space by using ceiling space?
Replies: 35
Views: 5167

Re: Why can’t aircraft maximize fuselage space by using ceiling space?

Dear Airbus, Boeing, Gentlemen, Here is the answer: make a square fuselage, à la Shorts 360. No lost spaces, although a little sensitivity to cross winds, I presume. https://www.airliners.net/photo/Untitled/Short-330-200/2208407?qsp=eJwtjEEKwkAMRa8iWbtQCl10pxfQhRcIk48tVmdIAjqU3r3p4O7x/uctlPLH8fNHLa...

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by SAAFNAV
Sat Jun 08, 2019 6:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: CAA - Part 66 Exam
Replies: 1
Views: 775

Re: CAA - Part 66 Exam

What country?

Maybe contact the exam department of your CAA and ask them.

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by SAAFNAV
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Media: AA refuses to supply IG with a spare part causing delays in SFO
Replies: 97
Views: 19931

Re: Media: AA refuses to supply IG with a spare part causing delays in SFO

If AA had a good reason to refuse to supply the spare part, I would like to know it. Unless you work for AA, you have no reason for you being allowed to know it. Otherwise I think this decision was stupid at a level of business because AA had the opportunity to earn a fair price selling a spare par...

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by SAAFNAV
Thu Jun 06, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Bleed AIr Off the Low Pressure Compressor?
Replies: 17
Views: 3480

Re: Bleed AIr Off the Low Pressure Compressor?

I guess the question is then why would one need power input to the packs? What work would have to be injected into the HP bleed air if what you are looking to do is reduce its energy per unit volume? That is, reduce both the temperature and pressure. Overall, the packs are taking energy out of the ...

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by SAAFNAV
Mon Jun 03, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: How easy is it to start a regional/commuter airline?
Replies: 19
Views: 2997

Re: How easy is it to start a regional/commuter airline?

It isn’t easy either way but you’ll get a big difference depending on if you decide to operate under part 121 or part 135 here in the states. It may be helpful if you explain what the differences are. https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/14/part-121 vs https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/14/part-1...

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by SAAFNAV
Thu May 30, 2019 6:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ET901 ADD to LOS making a touch and go due to bad weather
Replies: 47
Views: 9860

Re: An Ethiopian Airlines flight did a go around, and this is what happened

I thought I opened A.net, but then I saw a Buzzfeed title instead.

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by SAAFNAV
Mon May 27, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: SQ A359 MTOWs.
Replies: 19
Views: 2093

Re: SQ A359 MTOWs.

Wow so many emojis.
I think most people here understand the term Boeing without their logo needed to be added. Let's not go back to hieroglyphics.

But thanks for the good data.

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by SAAFNAV
Wed May 22, 2019 7:22 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Runway light intensity
Replies: 4
Views: 1633

Re: Runway light intensity

If you fly during a clear night and turn the lights to max on an instrument runway, it will be unbearably bright and blinding.
At my home airfield we used to ask for 10%, which was their lowest setting, but even lower would've been great.

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by SAAFNAV
Tue May 14, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Thinking about getting a license. But is it right for me?
Replies: 13
Views: 2189

Re: Thinking about getting a license. But is it right for me?

You ask if the license is right for you, but you don't specify what you want to use it for?

If you want to become a professional pilot, then go do it.

If you purely want to fly for the love of it, consider another type of flying: recreational (sports), glider, paragliding etc.

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by SAAFNAV
Mon May 13, 2019 3:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Closing and Opening of Aircraft Doors
Replies: 14
Views: 3346

Re: Closing and Opening of Aircraft Doors

I can't speak for this video, but in my country the training for flight attendants is absolutely based on the lowest common denominator, i.e. IQ of 30. You have to recite the stuff word for word, with no thinking allowed. When we do the fire drill, you have to actually make a 'pssst' noise when you ...

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by SAAFNAV
Thu May 09, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing Modes vs Airbus Laws
Replies: 32
Views: 4781

Re: How FBW is the B787?

There's no new way to define FBW. You may define it as you may want to, but regardless as to how you want it to be, FBW will always be defined as the driving of flight control surfaces without a direct link to the control inputs. Whether it is by fibre optics, copper cables etc, if your input goes i...

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by SAAFNAV
Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:47 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Eyebrow windows
Replies: 56
Views: 5831

Re: Eyebrow windows

Thanks, realized the D cell piece was a joke, I was mainly wondering how noisy the hole would be when open. The galley drains are loud enough, a hole an inch in diameter would be much louder, I'd think. Our C-130's still had the port, and we carried the sextants still. Not for celestial navigation,...

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by SAAFNAV
Tue Apr 30, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: AI completes dispatch with no alternate destination B787 flight
Replies: 42
Views: 6309

Re: AI completes despatch with no alternate destination B787 flight

This flight was specially planned in coordination with ATC and regulators to ensure nothing weird happens Wow what a great idea! Instead of studying emergency procedures, single-engine flight and forced landing, next time I'll just phone my local ATC and tell him I plan no emergencies for this flig...

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by SAAFNAV
Sat Apr 27, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Size of fans on hypothetical A340neo
Replies: 33
Views: 3039

Re: Size of fans on hypothetical A340neo

acjbbj wrote:
I'd buy an A340-800


So make them an offer then. And ask a certain member on this board to draw you a nice new livery for it too.

As to ETOPS being unsafe, maybe change to something else from Flavor-aid.

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by SAAFNAV
Sat Apr 27, 2019 3:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Eyebrow windows
Replies: 56
Views: 5831

Re: Eyebrow windows

Nope. Sorry. Wasn't fully aware this was an A.net myth. Never knew about the sextant mount. Pretty neat stuff. Yea a hand held bubble sextant in 600 mph jet would be a challenge:) Not to mention, the diffraction from the window would make any measurement of celestial bodies pretty much useless, as ...

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by SAAFNAV
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Insults between controller and pilot after near miss
Replies: 83
Views: 20441

Re: Insults between controller and pilot after runway incursion

Are we sure that both aircraft are equipped? One was an ATR-72 I believe - entirely possible it didn't have TCAS. Could also be inop. Interesting document about different regulator's requirement for TCAS: https://nbaa.org/aircraft-operations/communications-navigation-surveillance-cns/tcas/ Very sma...

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by SAAFNAV
Wed Apr 24, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Insults between controller and pilot after near miss
Replies: 83
Views: 20441

Re: Insults between controller and pilot after near miss

Once again why is ATC in the native language of the country. The language of aviation is English and should be practiced as such. Please tell that to ICAO, who also deem French, Spanish, Russian and Chinese as official aviation languages. They only say everyone not able to speak one of the other mu...

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by SAAFNAV
Sun Apr 21, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: IFE in 2019 - Huh?
Replies: 25
Views: 3361

Re: IFE in 2019 - Huh?

United has had a fleet of domestic 777s since the 90s which never had seat back IFE it’s not really some new age FU where they are doing away with seat back IFE the domestic 777s were never meant to have it but it certainly would be nice if they did especially since every other plane on the route d...

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by SAAFNAV
Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Optimum materials
Replies: 17
Views: 1789

Re: Optimum materials

Agrajag wrote:
That Pikachu person. I had his comments removed. It seems he doesnt like people asking questions. Strange notion on this forum.


Oh he is just the resident troll. Learn to ignore him, and laugh at his insecurities.

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by SAAFNAV
Tue Apr 02, 2019 9:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Nordwind (IATA: N4) ETOPS operations suspended
Replies: 13
Views: 3594

Re: Nordwind (IATA: N4) ETOPS operations suspended

FatCat wrote:
Has anyone had experience with this airline?


Not specific with this thread, but I flew on their plane between Nairobi and Mogadishu a few times.

What I do know is that the specific pilot struggled to fly a low level visual circuit into Wajir. Was fun though.

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by SAAFNAV
Thu Mar 21, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What drove Soviet airliner tech advancements?
Replies: 12
Views: 1946

Re: What drove Soviet airliner tech advancements?

A significant difference is that, however, Soviet production plants had to deal with multiple design bureaus, and oh boy, there are legends regarding the completely different design philosophies of each major house. Adjusting to production of a new type could be very disruptive, but doubly so if it...

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by SAAFNAV
Sat Feb 23, 2019 10:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: More and more wing clipping incidents?
Replies: 70
Views: 4944

Re: More and more wing clipping incidents?

That's not the topic, actually. What about it? If you were to sit in on any initial or recurrent ground school, you'd find it'a a frequent part of the conversation and the lesson plan. You vehemently deny attempts to bring that into discussion in the other thread. Lets try again. Summary of this th...

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by SAAFNAV
Tue Feb 19, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What sets MTOW of an airliner
Replies: 50
Views: 3154

Re: What sets MTOW of an airliner

(I'm assuming we're talking large airliners here. Part 91 Piper Cubs have different rules, including a maximum stall speed, to handle engine out.) You keep on confusing Part 91/121/135 (Operating Rules) with Part 23 (Normal Category Airplanes) and Part 25 (Transport Category Airplanes) certificatio...

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by SAAFNAV
Mon Feb 18, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B787 Go around
Replies: 18
Views: 3178

Re: B787 Go around

Thanks for the info...it somehow stuck in my mind. Well, then the plane I fly does disconnect automatically ;) why did my reply get removed? does this site prefer mindless uneducated opinion over fact? fake news... Quite possibly because you have a history of posting useless incorrect opinions as p...

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by SAAFNAV
Fri Feb 08, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Single Pilot Passenger Jet Operations
Replies: 72
Views: 5319

Re: Single Pilot Passenger Jet Operations

I'm just a private but I also prefer to have another pilot along with me for a trip. It considerably reduces the workload and at least there is someone else who can operate the aircraft if something happens to me. A passenger jet is much more advanced than a single engine piston and can cause a lot...

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by SAAFNAV
Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Altimeter indicated altitude vs aircraft speed,bernoulli
Replies: 27
Views: 2631

Re: Altimeter indicated altitude vs aircraft speed,bernoulli

It seems that everyone knows this but you. Your questions have become circular and it's clear you don't know what you're talking about, between drilling holes in airplanes and hair dryers by static ports. Hopefully you don't work on or around aircraft. As you know there is lots off small plane wich...

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by SAAFNAV
Tue Jan 29, 2019 7:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Can the 77L fly from CPT to HNL?
Replies: 21
Views: 3632

Re: Can the 77L fly from CPT to HNL?

Lpbri wrote:
Has anyone from SA ever been to Hawaii?


Wow, not sure if you are serious of facetious.
But in a country of neigh on 60 million, statistics would suggest at least one person has been to Hawaii.

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by SAAFNAV
Sun Jan 20, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK crew robbed in South Africa
Replies: 84
Views: 14683

Re: TK crew robbed in South Africa

Yes, I have been to both JNB and CPT and no, I'm also "...not talking cushy 5* hotel visits..." either. Oh and robberies at red lights? Take a look at the local news from Chicago, Illinois, USA and run a search on car-hires/ride-sharing services (Uber, Lyft, etc) being held up at gunpoint...

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by SAAFNAV
Sun Jan 20, 2019 5:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What is the minimum takeoff fuel requirement policy for commercial aircraft?
Replies: 18
Views: 2012

Re: What is the minimum takeoff fuel requirement policy for commercial aircraft?

I'll add to the above: You say you want to predict the fuel load for a specific flight. So suppose we give you all the variables etc and you make a prediction. How will you validate you prediction? If you don't have access to these numbers in the first place, chances are you won't have access to th...

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by SAAFNAV
Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK crew robbed in South Africa
Replies: 84
Views: 14683

Re: TK crew robbed in South Africa

Since their minibus was blocked by a car, maybe they were targeted on purpose? As a South African, I can tell you that, while it is possible that they were targeted, it is also very likely and standard procedure to rob vehicles in that way. Nothing like a SUV blocking your way and 4 dudes with AK's...

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by SAAFNAV
Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:43 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What is the minimum takeoff fuel requirement policy for commercial aircraft?
Replies: 18
Views: 2012

Re: What is the minimum takeoff fuel requirement policy for commercial aircraft?

I'll add to the above: You say you want to predict the fuel load for a specific flight. So suppose we give you all the variables etc and you make a prediction. How will you validate you prediction? If you don't have access to these numbers in the first place, chances are you won't have access to the...

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by SAAFNAV
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SWA 1643 Runway Excursion at OMA
Replies: 82
Views: 10612

Re: SWA 1643 Runway Overrun at OMA

I’m confused. I said nothing about NTSB investigation. A hull loss is definitionally an accident regardless of who investigates. No, it’s not an accident, by definition in Annex 13, see quote below. Accident. An occurrence associated with the operation of an aircraft which takes place between the t...

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by SAAFNAV
Mon Jan 07, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Shadow in rainbow hallow of A330
Replies: 5
Views: 2106

Re: Shadow in rainbow hallow of A330

Also known as the guardian angel to flight crew

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by SAAFNAV
Sat Jan 05, 2019 10:35 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Inoperable runway lights in APW
Replies: 6
Views: 1354

Re: Inoperable runway lights in APW

Has anyone heard of something like this before? I'm guessing most people has heard of broken lights before. :grin One of our planes had a bit of a problem in Kinshasa a few years ago: big thunderstorm that tripped the power for the runway lights. They kept being told that it will take just a few mi...

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by SAAFNAV
Mon Dec 24, 2018 5:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: LA TLV-GRU only 8 cabin crew on 15 hour flight?
Replies: 17
Views: 2818

Re: LA TLV-GRU only 8 cabin crew on 15 hour flight?

rbavfan wrote:
Does South Africa still use FAA for certification. If so that's why they do 1/50 ratio.


No, we are supposedly ICAO based in our regulations, but there's some stuff that's a real mix-and-much of whatever they want to have in there.

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by SAAFNAV
Thu Dec 20, 2018 6:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: LA TLV-GRU only 8 cabin crew on 15 hour flight?
Replies: 17
Views: 2818

Re: LA TLV-GRU only 8 cabin crew on 15 hour flight?

[quote=]Is that a verifiable fact? Because in South Africa we also have the 50 pax rule. Sorry, I didn’t realized SACAA follow the same guideline. I only know of the U.S.[/quote] Haha I can't blame you. SACAA follows just who they want to based on the phase of the moon and the mood of the decider. ...

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by SAAFNAV
Thu Dec 20, 2018 5:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: LA TLV-GRU only 8 cabin crew on 15 hour flight?
Replies: 17
Views: 2818

Re: LA TLV-GRU only 8 cabin crew on 15 hour flight?

azncsa4qf744er wrote:
Every country regulation is different for cabin crew. Only U.S.A. opted for for 50 passengers for one flight attendant. Everywhere else in the world it’s one cabin crew per operating door.


Is that a verifiable fact? Because in South Africa we also have the 50 pax rule.

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by SAAFNAV
Tue Dec 11, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Loadmaster Questions
Replies: 9
Views: 1930

Re: Loadmaster Questions

I see. I'm not sure that a preflight of a cargo compartment falls under the purview of in-flight duties, though it's a given that the loadmaster should be closely inspecting the cargo area. The remainder of your description sounds more like a military loadmaster assignment. I'm not sure what you me...

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by SAAFNAV
Tue Dec 11, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Loadmaster Questions
Replies: 9
Views: 1930

Re: Loadmaster Questions

Thanks, it seems like our operation is unique in the sense that loadmasters are part of the normal crew, and has inflight duties. I wanted to benchmark working conditions and flight status with someone who does more or less the same, but seems like the only people close to our operations are Lynden...

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