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by greendot
Thu Nov 08, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Female Pilots in Commercial Aviation
Replies: 120
Views: 12157

Re: Female Pilots in Commercial Aviation

Here you go people. Encouraging women to become Pilots is Sexist. You heard it from Greendot. I don't understand how people could be this stupid..... smh. Anyway, we are Encouraging women to become pilots because we already encourage men to become one. We don't DISCOURAGE men or DISCRIMINATING men ...

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by greendot
Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft maintenance going downhill?
Replies: 42
Views: 4604

Re: Aircraft maintenance going downhill?

This is from the LionAir crash and it makes my point... https://theaircurrent.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/jt43-jt610-lionair-correctiveaction-crop-hr-2.jpg Look at the piss poor maintenance response... it was Ops Test OK On Ground. As an airline pilot and engineer, this really pisses me off. I c...

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by greendot
Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:31 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Female Pilots in Commercial Aviation
Replies: 120
Views: 12157

Re: Female Pilots in Commercial Aviation

Encouraging and forcing are 2 different things. You are making assumptions that Airlines are Forcing women to become pilots. If they wanted to become mothers or stay home wife, do that, but I also doesn't mind if Men became stay home dad. You are making assumptions with no actual proofs regarding y...

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by greendot
Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Female Pilots in Commercial Aviation
Replies: 120
Views: 12157

Re: Female Pilots in Commercial Aviation

Good Lord, I'm going to have to say it again: this is exactly why women feel discouraged from becoming pilots. I don't know what world you're living in, but women certainly do not get preferential treatment in hiring when it comes to applying for airlines. Lemme put it this way, when people come up...

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by greendot
Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Female Pilots in Commercial Aviation
Replies: 120
Views: 12157

Re: Female Pilots in Commercial Aviation

I always love when people discuss the past like it was a perfectly meritocratic time. The future is usually an improvement. However, many of these ideas of social justice are regressive because they are simply racism and sexism rationalized by equality of outcome. It's the false idea that the ends ...

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by greendot
Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:47 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Female Pilots in Commercial Aviation
Replies: 120
Views: 12157

Re: Female Pilots in Commercial Aviation

Aviation is a hard field to work in. It is shift work, long hours, high stress and has very little rewards. Being a pilot is tough and expensive to get there, few people can afford it. I quit my pilot training because of the cost. So it might attract less women because it is a tough career/field to...

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by greendot
Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Female Pilots in Commercial Aviation
Replies: 120
Views: 12157

Re: Female Pilots in Commercial Aviation

I think we need to stop with the Conservative ideas of how the world should just stop developing and freeze because it doesn't fit into your dated ideology. There is clearly a valid reason for Encouraging women to become pilots. It's called pilot shortages. The fact that many airlines have to slowe...

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by greendot
Thu Nov 08, 2018 6:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft maintenance going downhill?
Replies: 42
Views: 4604

Re: Aircraft maintenance going downhill?

Aircraft reliability is abysmal. Every company always has something on an MEL, CDL, or NEF. Imagine if cars had something wrong with them on every trip! Our expectations for aircraft are very low. Industry needs to be forced to progress into using state of the art technologies. For example, rather ...

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by greendot
Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Female Pilots in Commercial Aviation
Replies: 120
Views: 12157

Re: Female Pilots in Commercial Aviation

Also, I don't see how which gender get more cancer (not just breast cancer or testicular cancer, how about ovarian cancer?) would make it better or easier than the other gender. How about heart attack? how about stroke? how about tumor? I mentioned this to demonstrate the notion that in social circ...

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by greendot
Wed Nov 07, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Female Pilots in Commercial Aviation
Replies: 120
Views: 12157

Re: Female Pilots in Commercial Aviation

This is an interesting topic because it's not just airline pilots where women are being encouraged to participate in, but a whole slew of career fields like the STEM's, women are being encouraged to join. As a father of four daughters, part of me thinks this is great while another part questions th...

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by greendot
Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Female Pilots in Commercial Aviation
Replies: 120
Views: 12157

Re: Female Pilots in Commercial Aviation

This is an interesting topic because it's not just airline pilots where women are being encouraged to participate in, but a whole slew of career fields like the STEM's, women are being encouraged to join. As a father of four daughters, part of me thinks this is great while another part questions th...

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by greendot
Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Taxi out on one engine?
Replies: 65
Views: 6488

Re: Taxi out on one engine?

Do pilots ever taxi out to the runway on just 1 engine starting the other engine just before it is there turn to takeoff? On a recent flight on a B717 I could not see either of the engines but based on sound I think that is what they did. I could hear the APU start before we pushed back, after push...

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by greendot
Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft maintenance going downhill?
Replies: 42
Views: 4604

Re: Aircraft maintenance going downhill?

This is from the LionAir crash and it makes my point... https://theaircurrent.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/10/jt43-jt610-lionair-correctiveaction-crop-hr-2.jpg Look at the piss poor maintenance response... it was Ops Test OK On Ground. As an airline pilot and engineer, this really pisses me off. I ca...

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by greendot
Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Pax Told to Sit in Feces-Stained Seat
Replies: 113
Views: 16249

Re: DL Pax Told to Sit in Feces-Stained Seat

Atlwarrior wrote:
Thread blown way out proportion.


No it's not. Delta needs to be raked over the coals for unsanitary, unhealthy practices. They had a chance to cancel the flight.

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by greendot
Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Pax Told to Sit in Feces-Stained Seat
Replies: 113
Views: 16249

Re: DL Pax Told to Sit in Feces-Stained Seat

Before I get ripped into, let me first put out a crystal clear disclaimer that I find the situation the passenger was faced with to be not only gross but unhealthy. Additionally, while we have only heard one side of the customer service part of this story, based on everything we know Delta employee...

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by greendot
Wed Nov 07, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: DL Pax Told to Sit in Feces-Stained Seat
Replies: 113
Views: 16249

Re: DL Pax Told to Sit in Feces-Stained Seat

Service animals will always take a dump. Suppose the previous passenger "cleaned it". You're still sitting in crap. It's very hard to kill bacteria and virtually impossible to kill viruses. Aircraft are giant petri dishes. We need to start demanding that airlines be sanitary. Not a single ...

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by greendot
Tue Nov 06, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft maintenance going downhill?
Replies: 42
Views: 4604

Re: Aircraft maintenance going downhill?

Yup, computers don't make mistakes. They always do what they are instructed to do. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-cv2ud1339E It didn't make a mistake. It did exactly what it was programmed to do. That was 100% pilot error. Like I said, it's merely not doing what you "expect" it to do. T...

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by greendot
Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft maintenance going downhill?
Replies: 42
Views: 4604

Re: Aircraft maintenance going downhill?

Nice explanation for why the fix often is, “shut ‘er down and start it again” and it works fine. I’ve seen it is C-5s when Collins installed the FMS in them. A Collins Engineering team from Cedar Rapids told me to that. I was astounded, but then saw the same process in Collins and Honeywell civil i...

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by greendot
Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:22 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft maintenance going downhill?
Replies: 42
Views: 4604

Re: Aircraft maintenance going downhill?

But, how do you “fix” deviations that come and go? Loads of it is software that didn’t boot up correctly or had a transient problem. Mechanical problems are usually obvious and don’t come and go without reason. GF Believe it or not, software is more consistent to diagnose. The nice thing about comp...

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by greendot
Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft maintenance going downhill?
Replies: 42
Views: 4604

Re: Aircraft maintenance going downhill?

I worry about this and about maintenance in general. The biggest routine issue is that even if something is written up, the deviation is frequently written off as "cannot duplicate". We, in the front office, need far better self discipline to document every and any deviation. Sometimes pil...

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by greendot
Tue Oct 23, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue Q3 2018 results
Replies: 140
Views: 13834

Re: JetBlue Q3 2018 results

You can't solve this problem with people like Joanna who cannot intellectually innovate. These people are great subordinates but terrible leaders. Their one good idea, Mint, didn't come from lawyers or accountants.

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by greendot
Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:39 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Forbes' Dan Reed: "JetBlue is For Sale!"
Replies: 116
Views: 15905

Re: Forbes' Dan Reed: "JetBlue is For Sale!"

Dan Reed theorizes here http://www.forbes.com/sites/danielreed/2018/10/02/jetblue-at-a-crossroads-kick-the-big-three-where-itll-hurt-most-or-convince-one-of-them-to-buy-it/#2462949d701f that JetBlue is threatening to fly TATL as a sign to the Big 3 that it wants one of them to buy JetBlue. The theo...

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by greendot
Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: JetBlue to add Basic Economy product. Company “success is at risk” if not matches others
Replies: 179
Views: 17714

Re: JetBlue to add Basic Economy product. Company “success is at risk” if not matches others

One way or the other, if JetBlue is going to cheapen its product/brand image, I bet that it will be Delta who will be laughing all the way to the bank in BOS and JFK. Well, Delta's new interiors include inflight entertainment systems that always work. JetBlue's IFEs are pretty much always broken in...

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by greendot
Sun Sep 30, 2018 12:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Class II navigation logs
Replies: 14
Views: 1865

Re: Class II navigation logs

Technically the flight plan is what is submitted to ATC. Most computerised flight plans these days include the filed flight plan, relevant mass and balance, the navigation log (waypoints, tracks, distances, winds, ground speeds, levels, MRA etc), and fuel log in one document. BTW Class II Navigatio...

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by greendot
Sat Sep 29, 2018 6:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Class II navigation logs
Replies: 14
Views: 1865

Re: Class II navigation logs

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
ICAO Annex 6, Part 1, Chapter 11.

Gf


I took a look at it but I can't find anything specific that requires a Class II oceanic log. I see it requires a journey log and a flight plan (4.3.3.1) but the flight plan is not the same thing as a navigation log. Did I miss something?

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by greendot
Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Class II navigation logs
Replies: 14
Views: 1865

Class II navigation logs

Does anyone know what government document or regulation "requires" a Class II navigation log? I know different companies impose their own variations of Class II logs and such but I can't find a federal requirement for it. Some things appear to be covered via OpSpec such as the need to fix ...

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by greendot
Sat Aug 18, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 2010 Monterrey A300 crash: Alpha floor protection & trim?
Replies: 31
Views: 7042

Re: 2010 Monterrey A300 crash: Alpha floor protection & trim?

Actually to add to my post above - wasn't it Boeing's response to the Asiana crash that the control logic for the 777 AT system was specifically designed to disconnect in the way it did, so that "the pilots would always be the ones in ultimate control of the aircraft" or something to that...

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by greendot
Mon Aug 13, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Should Airport employees have mental evaluations before starting work?
Replies: 63
Views: 4393

Re: Should Airport employees have mental evaluations before starting work?

Mental Health in general, is hardly addressed in the United States. The issues should be addressed as a whole for all people, not just one sector. Not to mention that it is not a science. It's also highly affected by political trends and social norms (good and bad). Practioners use the DSM as their...

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by greendot
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)
Replies: 170
Views: 17570

Re: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)

Safety issue, that's it. Find another method of shipping your cargo. I fly a dozen fishing rods and tackle from Wisconsin to Miami on a flight beforehand and they are ready to go for me when I get there to continue on to Marathon. At least $8,000 worth. Figure it out. A cello does not have a place ...

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by greendot
Tue Aug 07, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)
Replies: 170
Views: 17570

Re: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)

People make mistakes. It boggles my mind that airline employees are not allow to mess up. That's all it was, a mistake - someone trying to do their best decision-making in a very short amount of pressure-filled time.The media (mainstream and social ) act as if this was some agent of the devil final...

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by greendot
Mon Aug 06, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)
Replies: 170
Views: 17570

Re: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)

Airlines have rules (as does every business). The public gets irritated when they encounter staff who don't know the rules, resulting in inconsistent application. If an airline doesn't want cellos, spell it out as a rule. Don't let customers start a journey, and then change or interpret the rules d...

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by greendot
Mon Aug 06, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)
Replies: 170
Views: 17570

Re: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)

I think far too many people on this thread are focusing on the wrong things. The restrictions on the cello are two fold. First and foremost is safety. Why do you think that a cello would be restricted to a window seat next to a fixed bulkhead? Its because a cello is a serious safety hazard in the e...

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by greendot
Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)
Replies: 170
Views: 17570

Re: AA booted a Cellist from the Aircraft (did not allow the Cello on a paid ticket)

I have no sympathy for the airline or its personnel. This is the standard work ethic of most service industry jobs in the USA. I bet you she called the reservations people who gave her a blanket approval of the cello getting its own seat. They really had no idea of the logistics of it. But the real ...

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by greendot
Sun Aug 05, 2018 1:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 2010 Monterrey A300 crash: Alpha floor protection & trim?
Replies: 31
Views: 7042

Re: 2010 Monterrey A300 crash: Alpha floor protection & trim?

Everything in here has made bad pilots. This is monkey stuff. Nowhere in it does any intuition come into play. In trouble? Reef back on stick. It’s complete nonsense. Qualify what you mean by intuition? Is it intuitive to pull back on the yoke for someone who only plays Ace Combat on the PS4? (the ...

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by greendot
Sat Aug 04, 2018 5:21 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 2010 Monterrey A300 crash: Alpha floor protection & trim?
Replies: 31
Views: 7042

Re: 2010 Monterrey A300 crash: Alpha floor protection & trim?

The A320/330/40/50/80 is developing bad 'pilots' if you can even call them that. The lack of trim blinds the pilots to the energy state of the aircraft. A Boeing product would have flown out of the stall AF447 was in and probably QZ8501. The planes were designed with the lowest common denominator i...

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by greendot
Sat Aug 04, 2018 1:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 2010 Monterrey A300 crash: Alpha floor protection & trim?
Replies: 31
Views: 7042

Re: 2010 Monterrey A300 crash: Alpha floor protection & trim?

The A300 sounds like it might be different thaan A320s and newer. This article implies the aircraft needed manual trimming. In an A320, you can hold the sidestick full aft and it will prevent a stall. It also has low energy warnings. Also, in the 320, you never touch the trim wheels unless you're in...

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by greendot
Mon Jun 25, 2018 12:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest Airline crews still funny?
Replies: 39
Views: 4551

Re: Southwest Airline crews still funny?

dfwjim1 wrote:
Or has the age and growth of WN caused their crews to become a bit more serious in the way they go about their duties?

Thanks for your responses.


Well, AA is like a funeral.

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by greendot
Fri Apr 20, 2018 5:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Rumor: Jetblue E190 Decision imminent and Europe news?
Replies: 217
Views: 36774

Re: Rumor: Jetblue E190 Decision imminent and Europe news?

Based on the fact that they selected a contractor to work on different terminal other than T5, it's more likely they're planning to do European operations. However before they do any of that, they need to fix all of their manpower issues. With regards to the pilots, they are paying them far less ano...

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by greendot
Sat Mar 03, 2018 1:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pax and Pilots are complaining about lavatories in AA B737-MAX
Replies: 215
Views: 39513

Re: Pax and Pilots hate AA B737-Max

Customer complaints get nowhere on things like seat size. What will happen is there will be an air-rage incident on a flight that involves someone congressional. Congress will step in and regulate seat size; and it will be the airlines' own fault. Or... perhaps a people having cramps or other nebul...

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