If Southwest is actually using accepted ASAP reports to discipline mechanics, then they are likely in violation of their MOU, and the FAA representative would suspend ASAP pending an investigation by the CMO. Our ASAP ERC has wide latitude as to what reports it can accept, but rather narrow criteria...Jump to post
Wouldn't the FAA PMI/POI have some authority that was handed down to the operator to authorize this in a Part 121 operations? I have a hard time imagining a Maintainability Tech taxing the 787 from A1 to the Delta Tech Ops facility without lots of official approvals in place. There may be some airp...Jump to post
I guess it’s ok. Near as I can recall, when I looked into it, the US does not recognize dual-citizenship, but I guess that’s not really a big deal. My siblings and I were discussing this a bit last month while in Greece. They’re thinking of “claiming” their Greek citizenship and getting an EU passpo...Jump to post
What is or is not considered acceptable dress, for any occasion, is a social construct. As such, what is acceptable is subject to change. Personally, I prefer to do business with folks who dress “professionally” for the given job. That doesn’t mean “suit” for business folks, but it does mean “well-a...Jump to post
twincommander's statement: For US Carriers: implies an FAR is the driving the requirement. Near as I can tell, there isn't. I worked for a carrier where I held run/taxi authorization after a check ride with a check captain. No FAM class or taxi class. The A&P is implied. My current employer does...Jump to post
twincommander wrote:For US Carriers:
A&P License with experience
Fleet type gen-fam with fleet specific engine type
Airline run/taxi training (Classroom, touch panel, simulator)
Check out ride (simulator, live aircraft)
What are your thoughts on manufacturers striving to make new generation aircraft more reliable and with lower maintenance requirements? Air transport category aircraft are immensely complex with a ridiculous level of interaction between system. Interaction that was unheard of when I got into the bu...Jump to post
The small panel adjacent the aft overhead circuit breaker panel. The picture is zoomable really far in to read the equipment. At first I thought it may be for aircraft fitted with a 3rd INS unit. But, N747GE has 3 INS units and no P126 Panel. Not sure why that auxiliary panel is there. I worked on ...Jump to post
Came across this podcast a few weeks ago. http://freakonomics.com/podcast/meat-rebroadcast/ It was worth the 50-odd minutes. As for me, I enjoy a wide-ranging diet, and have eaten some meat substitutes, though I haven't tried anything from Beyond Meat yet. I would not presume to tell anyone what the...Jump to post
It’s been this way at least a decade here, probably more. Random drug & alcohol, is just that random. There is “for cause” testing, which requires 2 management (1 trained) to agree that a person has met the criteria. This does not include post-accident testing.Jump to post
Just a point of accuracy, the rudder did not fail, one of the vertical stabilizer attachment lugs failed, followed by additional lug failures, which resulted in the vertical stabilizer departing the aircraft.Jump to post
I haven't read any books on the human factors dirty dozen, but there are plenty of online resources. I'd start with the FAA. They even have an online course you can take. https://www.faasafety.gov/gslac/ALC/course_content.aspx?pf=1&preview=true&cID=107 I haven't taken this course. I've sat t...Jump to post
Which should be allowed. It’s ridiculous I can drink a bunch of vodka 8 hours before my shift. Weed tho. Too dangerous. Yes and no. Yes, you can drink a bunch of ***insert your favorite adult beverage here*** 8 or 4 hours prior to reporting, depending on function, but you need to be under .04 when ...Jump to post
So... Can a pilot or flight attendant be assured that if tested and found positive for a drug on the list AND has a current prescription for that medication ; can they be assured that they are compliant with this DOT/FAA rule ? In particular, if these crew members have been taking that particular p...Jump to post
I got this call about 15 years ago...or near enough to not matter. The only reason I remember it is because of the eye color question.Jump to post
wrong sensor data?
Just walked past the aircraft, and it doesn’t appear anything has changed. No need to post any of the pics I took, they’re the same as above, though OA260 seems to have gotten a better vantage point. Of note, when I walked past, there appeared to be a small film crew setting up with the aircraft in ...Jump to post
I'm not sure what you're asking is even possible in most cases, as a RTO will likely cause fuse plugs on the tires to blow (due to heat from hot brakes) ... making a second takeoff attempt (much less moving the airplane at all) pretty much impossible. We had an 85 knot RTO last week on a B757 witho...Jump to post
I spent many summers living in my uncle’s house, less than a mile from airport with an unobstructed view of the approach end of 15L&R. The highlight of my days on the porch was watching the B747’s come in from The States. Pan Am, TWA (-SP), of course, Olympic. Very rarely, an Air France or Briti...Jump to post
People rarely have the right to eat whatever food they want. There are standards on what is acceptable. I can't go to Mr. Vu's barbeque with golden retriever steaks and expect a warm welcome. You’re right, Mr. Vu can bar you from eating certain foods at HIS barbecue, but he most certainly would not...Jump to post
Wow. There’s a lot of false info in that post: 1. No. IDG’s fail on their own. 2. That is not how you check the oil level at all. 3. That is not how you service the oil level. Umm, he is absolutely correct, because there is no way to tell if an IDG is over-serviced. From our B767 AMM, all others ar...Jump to post
Besides, if you are doing it right, hamburgers are more than bread and meat, and all the fixings are either vegetarian or have veggie substitutes. True, but the meat is the basis of the burger. In fact, it is my most august opinion, that any "burger" that does not have ground beef, though...Jump to post
I rediscovered Freakonomics, and binged it while tilling and reseeding my lawn this past weekend. Good stuff there. Another one I found today is Plane Crash Podcast. The one I listened to today is United 811. I haven't got through the whole podcast yet, but it's not bad. Since I'm on the technical e...Jump to post
It's funny: before mobile phones were invented we never thought twice about picking up a ringing phone. We're reluctant to now with mobile phones. I ignore any call that's not in my contact list. Actually, I took the position, long before cell phones and caller-id, that the phone was for my conveni...Jump to post
ArchGuy1 wrote:When the ESB opened in 1931, it was $1 to go up, which would be $16-$17 in today's money adjusted for inflation.
Has anyone tried the "Impossible Whopper" yet? I made some nutritional decisions when I was younger such that I've not eaten anything from Burger King since 1995 (nor McD's since '93 thanks for asking) but I am curious what folks who aren't appearing in the TV commercials have to say abou...Jump to post
Frankly, I don't understand the fascination with cosmetic body modification. Whether it be tattoos or some of the more "invasive" practices, they have never had much appeal to me.
Even given your parameters, I can't think of anything I would have done.
To each his own.
The Empire State Building could have it's ticket prices reduced during the off season when there are fewer visitors like between after the end of the Christmas/New Year holiday season and Spring Break in April for example. Just out of curiosity, what makes you think the Empire State Building has an...Jump to post
It is great to see the rights of vegans being respected in today's world. With climate change in full force humans need to cut back on all meat consumption and move toward plant based diets. It is great to see vegans standing against climate change and animal injustice. I hope she can enjoy her bac...Jump to post
ArchGuy1 wrote:I actually meant the Space Needle.
Even though I feel that $38 is overpriced, I would still pay the price to go up the Empire State Building as it is my favorite building. I also live in Garland, Texas, a suburb of Dallas. I lived in Bedford for a few years. Soaking tourists is a time-honored practice. It usually starts at the airpo...Jump to post
Privacy laws, I believe. You can't randomly film people here. Even security cameras must follow strict guidelines, eg they can cover your property, but not your neighbour's. I believe they are illegal in Italy too as a friend driving a UK registered motorhome was pulled over because the police spot...Jump to post
Sometimes they do, at least in the past. While growing up in NY I only visited The Empire State Building on school trips, 2 or 3 times. Not once did I visit as a teen or adult, while living there. I took my wife there several years ago, while visiting family. I suspect a large majority of folks tha...Jump to post
Out of interest, what all falls under each of those categories? I'm assuming line maintenance is routine work (tire changes, small repairs, etc.) that can be done in less than a day, while hangar maintenance is referring to C/D checks, repaints, etc. where the aircraft is out of service for days or...Jump to post
I’ve got an integrated GPS/Dashcam in 2 of our 3 cars.
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Works well. Haven’t had an issue.
I would suggest your range of expertise is pretty small regarding the handling qualities of the L1011. And, I've indicated no different. But, I know a bad landing when I feel one, even at the tender age of 20. The fact that I remember that landing, should be an indicator of the imprint the landing ...Jump to post
I do not recall the L1011 as having any bad landing characteristics as you describe. Sure wasn't any exceptional skills on my part so I'll have to call you on that one. I've flown in an L1011 just once, happened to be in one of the jumpseats with Delta back in '88 - ATL/LGA. We landed long. We land...Jump to post