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by zeke
Thu Apr 28, 2022 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Junkers JU-52 NG planned
Replies: 53
Views: 9095

Junkers JU-52 NG planned

It has been announced along with some other smalller Junkers designs the famous JU-52 with it’s hallmark corrugated metal finish from WW2 will go back into production with twin V8 engines burning Jet A1. “ The JU-52 NG, will be built using the same corrugated aluminium sheet metal skin over a hollow...

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by zeke
Thu Apr 28, 2022 12:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BEA : EgyptAir MS804 crash caused by pilot smoking
Replies: 62
Views: 15318

Re: BEA : EgyptAir MS804 crash caused by pilot smoking

A cigarette when exposed to 100% oxygen will burn, and it will quickly ignite anything nearby

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by zeke
Thu Apr 28, 2022 12:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BEA : EgyptAir MS804 crash caused by pilot smoking
Replies: 62
Views: 15318

Re: BEA : EgyptAir MS804 crash caused by pilot smoking

889091 wrote:
Are the masks supplied with 100% pure O2? I thought the human body can't handle pure O2 for extended periods?


Depends on your definition of extended, the mask will supply even oxygen under pressure. It is there for depressurisation and smoke procedures

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by zeke
Thu Apr 28, 2022 12:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: BA/LH A350/380 Common Fleet
Replies: 16
Views: 2422

Re: BA/LH A350/380 Common Fleet

I flew the A330, A340 and A350 as a common fleet at SAA. I however felt the A330/350 common type rating was a bit of a stretch. Surely the A350 and A380 are more closely aligned. The A330/A350 are far more similar in terms of procedures and handling than say the 737-400 and 737-8 MAX. I'm not quite...

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by zeke
Wed Apr 27, 2022 11:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Augmented crew - logging flight hours
Replies: 28
Views: 2839

Re: Augmented crew - logging flight hours

None of my wide body, long haul friends bother to keep a log book anymore. I haven't kept one for a very long time either, as a narrow body lifer. Why is that. Is that even legal. I keep a digital logbook which is perfectly legal, if the regulator asks for it I have to print it out and bind it as a...

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by zeke
Wed Apr 27, 2022 11:37 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Augmented crew - logging flight hours
Replies: 28
Views: 2839

Re: Augmented crew - logging flight hours

To begin, I think there is agreement among pilots and regulating authorities that all three can credit the full flight time under the "Total time" or "Total Duration of Flight" column, so in your example, all three pilots log 12 hours of total flight time. What may vary is how t...

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by zeke
Wed Apr 27, 2022 11:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What ETOPS rating does QF have for SYD-JNB/SCL, future GRU/EZE on the 789?
Replies: 13
Views: 2247

Re: What ETOPS rating does QF have for SYD-JNB/SCL, future GRU/EZE on the 789?

The approval is more related to the airline, not the aircraft. Airlines are approved by regulators (CASA in terms of QF) to conduct ETOPS, not specific aircraft tails. It is that regulatory approval which limits the times and routes they can operate.

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by zeke
Wed Apr 27, 2022 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AF 011 go around - Possible flight control issue
Replies: 106
Views: 31719

Re: AF 011 go around - Possible flight control issue

The BEA have release their preliminary findings https://bea.aero/fileadmin/user_upload/BEA_-_Press_Release_270422.pdf In short, nothing wrong with the aircraft, it was pilot inputs. “No failure warning was activated during the occurrence10. No anomaly was observed on the aeroplane. At this stage, th...

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by zeke
Wed Apr 27, 2022 6:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BEA : EgyptAir MS804 crash caused by pilot smoking
Replies: 62
Views: 15318

BEA : EgyptAir MS804 crash caused by pilot smoking

A report today in the New York Post (and similar stories are in other papers around the world) has given some insight into the EgyptAir MS804 crash, this was n A320 from CDG to CAI in 2016. The BAE has concluded the pilots oxygen mask which is normally stowed just to the side of their seat was leaki...

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by zeke
Tue Apr 26, 2022 8:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airbus / Qatar A350 dispute - Airbus filed defence and counter-claim
Replies: 285
Views: 69167

Re: Airbus / Qatar A350 dispute - Airbus filed defence and counter-claim

Law firms in the UK follow the instructions of their clients. Don't blame the lawyers for the position Qatar find itself in. I do not for one moment think QR did not get one of the top law firms in the UK to deal with this. They would have done their homework and I think just blaming the lawyers fo...

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by zeke
Tue Apr 26, 2022 5:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Red Bull Pilot Swap Stunt
Replies: 57
Views: 8453

Re: Red Bull Pilot Swap Stunt

Over 15 posts so far and no idea what this is about. Quick version! Red Bull sponsored a plane swap stunt. 2 aircraft were flown to a certain altitude close to eachother. Both planes were put into a nose down attitude, and the pilots jumped out of each aircraft. Their goal was to switch aircraft by...

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by zeke
Tue Apr 26, 2022 5:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Red Bull Pilot Swap Stunt
Replies: 57
Views: 8453

Re: Red Bull Pilot Swap Stunt

I don’t see how it’s any different than any of the other stunts people have been doing since Evil. The faa should make sure it’s done safely and probably over private line and and restricted airspace. But they should be the judge of what public interest. A lot of people find daring feats interestin...

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by zeke
Tue Apr 26, 2022 4:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ex Olympian/snowboarder Trevor Jacob plane crash video
Replies: 55
Views: 14658

Re: ex Olympian/snowboarder Trevor Jacob plane crash video

Hard to compare the two. The YouTuber intentionally bailed with no plan to recover the aircraft. He was out to create a plane crash video. Not having the FAA’s OK is a problem in itself, but the Red Bull stunt didn’t set out to crash any aircraft. Two planes set off with two pilots, the stunt being...

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by zeke
Tue Apr 26, 2022 1:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ex Olympian/snowboarder Trevor Jacob plane crash video
Replies: 55
Views: 14658

Re: ex Olympian/snowboarder Trevor Jacob plane crash video

I would let him Ed an exuded visa process reapply for his PPL, he meets the technical requirements, let him go through the process, get his hopes up, and then deny his medical on not being a fit and proper person. But doesn't having a criminal record prevent one from getting any sort of Pilot's Lic...

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by zeke
Mon Apr 25, 2022 9:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ex Olympian/snowboarder Trevor Jacob plane crash video
Replies: 55
Views: 14658

Re: ex Olympian/snowboarder Trevor Jacob plane crash video

I disagree, I think prison terms don't seem unreasonable. What they SHOULD do is make him unable to re-apply for a PPL. I would let him reapply for his PPL, he meets the technical requirements, let him go through the process, get his hopes up, and then deny his medical on not being a fit and proper...

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by zeke
Mon Apr 25, 2022 7:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ex Olympian/snowboarder Trevor Jacob plane crash video
Replies: 55
Views: 14658

Re: ex Olympian/snowboarder Trevor Jacob plane crash video

https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/277638
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Red Bull have just crashed an aircraft for another stunt for which the FAA had already said no to

https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/277638

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by zeke
Mon Apr 25, 2022 12:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leeham: NBA single aisle 2023/24 launch EIS 2028
Replies: 155
Views: 31757

Re: Leeham: NBA single aisle 2023/24 launch EIS 2028

When is the smart money going to call a spade a spade.

Haven’t we heard this failed strategy over and over, sonic cruiser, 787, Max, 77X, when have they been able to deliver a project t like this even close to what they projected.

2028 is not believable in my view.

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by zeke
Fri Apr 22, 2022 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong moves closer to opening third runway
Replies: 22
Views: 5538

Re: Hong Kong moves closer to opening third runway

New rapid exits, taxiways, lights etc to meet the new design, I also understand they plan educate and repaint before reopening each runway

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by zeke
Fri Apr 22, 2022 10:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas A330-200s - BNE - LAX - Lack of Crew Rest Areas
Replies: 47
Views: 9763

Re: Qantas A330-200s - BNE - LAX - Lack of Crew Rest Areas

Is that 242t weight actually confirmed? I know they bumped up the MTOW but never seen to what weight. QF’s newest A332s predate the first 242t A332 by several years, and I’m not sure if the 242t MTOW is retrofittable. I was under the impression they were going to 238t (previous high before 242t). C...

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by zeke
Fri Apr 22, 2022 10:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Hong Kong moves closer to opening third runway
Replies: 22
Views: 5538

Re: Hong Kong moves closer to opening third runway

leader1 wrote:
Aren’t they closing one of the other runways for maintenance? So it will still be a two runway airport for a while.


Yes the plan is to operate 2 runways for years to come (5-6 years), each of the existing runways will be closed for extended period of time for reconfiguration

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by zeke
Fri Apr 22, 2022 7:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas A330-200s - BNE - LAX - Lack of Crew Rest Areas
Replies: 47
Views: 9763

Re: Qantas A330-200s - BNE - LAX - Lack of Crew Rest Areas

These 332 are ex Jetstar and were repurposed to transcon duties. Hence no crew rest. Some are. Some were ordered by Qantas, went to Jetstar then back. Think some never went to Jetstar. But the 333s which were only ever Qantas also don't have a crew rest, just a curtain around a few pairs (not quads...

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by zeke
Fri Apr 22, 2022 4:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Qantas A330-200s - BNE - LAX - Lack of Crew Rest Areas
Replies: 47
Views: 9763

Re: Qantas A330-200s - BNE - LAX - Lack of Crew Rest Areas

They used to use the 332 transpacific after the 743 was retired, I guess they have been reconfigured a number of times since

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by zeke
Fri Apr 22, 2022 12:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Mike Tyson Punches Passenger on JetBlue Flight
Replies: 97
Views: 16608

Re: Mike Tyson Punches Passenger on JetBlue Flight

WayexTDI wrote:
I honestly hope Mike Tyson won't be charged for battery: the dude did provoke him over and over.


Does not justify violence

WayexTDI wrote:
What do you do when the guy won't stop bothering you, even after you repeatedly asked?


Be mature, press the call button and get the crew to sort it out.

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by zeke
Thu Apr 21, 2022 12:55 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: airplane gliding
Replies: 43
Views: 4946

Re: airplane gliding

I think I need to gather data to validate your opinion ;)

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by zeke
Thu Apr 21, 2022 12:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Marana-Bound: Barely-Used Private Boeing 747-8 Heads To The Desert
Replies: 55
Views: 12564

Re: Marana-Bound: Barely-Used Private Boeing 747-8 Heads To The Desert

Nothing I can see about cargo doors or reinforcements for elevator mentioned by someone else. Maybe they can do a “beam me up Scotty”. This is one of the previous threads that g talks about the cargo door on it, the controller.com listing had that info in it https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopi...

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by zeke
Thu Apr 21, 2022 9:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: airplane gliding
Replies: 43
Views: 4946

Re: airplane gliding

At what speed ? In what configuration?

Sounds like something I should try if I have some spare time in the sim ;)

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by zeke
Thu Apr 21, 2022 7:58 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Marana-Bound: Barely-Used Private Boeing 747-8 Heads To The Desert
Replies: 55
Views: 12564

Re: Marana-Bound: Barely-Used Private Boeing 747-8 Heads To The Desert

BTW at one stage this was discussed on here last year, and they had in the advertising that it had a main deck cargo door, anyone catch a photo or it ?

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by zeke
Thu Apr 21, 2022 5:11 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: flight diversion for crew timeout
Replies: 25
Views: 4102

Re: Problem with FR24 ?

From United's website: "UA 939: Members of your crew have worked the maximum number of hours allowed by the FAA, and we need to assign your flight new crew members. We will be stopping in Newark to get your flight a new crew. We know this wasn't a part of travel plans, and we appreciate your p...

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by zeke
Thu Apr 21, 2022 5:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Marana-Bound: Barely-Used Private Boeing 747-8 Heads To The Desert
Replies: 55
Views: 12564

Re: Marana-Bound: Barely-Used Private Boeing 747-8 Heads To The Desert

But the Bank of Utah is a US Company. If it is owned by the Bank of Utah, then they can register it. The certificate of registration is not a certificate of title, it does not suggest ownership. To find out who owns the aircraft you will need to pay $20 and search the international registry https:/...

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by zeke
Wed Apr 20, 2022 6:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China
Replies: 1166
Views: 424469

Re: China Eastern 737-800 crashes in Guangxi, southern China

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/science/article/3174696/china-eastern-flight-mu5375-early-report-deadly-crash-unlikely?module=perpetual_scroll_0&pgtype=article&campaign=3174696 They are lowering expectations already.... My guess is we will have to wait at least year to know anything, even t...

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by zeke
Wed Apr 20, 2022 8:48 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CDC mask mandate for travelers struck down by federal judge
Replies: 301
Views: 31296

Re: CDC mask mandate for travelers struck down by federal judge

It’s not complicated, federal overrules local. The mask mandate cannot (and will not) be enforced at PHL. I read the order in the entirety, in it she was suggesting this should be a state level requirement not federal. The process to make it federal requirement would have entailed a month of public...

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by zeke
Wed Apr 20, 2022 5:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Marana-Bound: Barely-Used Private Boeing 747-8 Heads To The Desert
Replies: 55
Views: 12564

Re: Marana-Bound: Barely-Used Private Boeing 747-8 Heads To The Desert

Supposedly owned by the Bank of Utah. Not sure if that is true. To be N/FAA registered it must be registered by a US citizen, that can either be a natural person or US company. The Bank of Utah is one of the organisations that offers trustee services for foreign persons or companies to legally regi...

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by zeke
Wed Apr 20, 2022 5:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Cost Per Seat Mile
Replies: 4
Views: 1300

Re: Cost Per Seat Mile

I see much information about airline cost per seat mile on line and in the forum. However, I am interested to know if these numbers assume any freight and allocate and cost to the freight.? On a typical flight from ORD to LAX how much paid freight is generally on board? What percentage of a major a...

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by zeke
Tue Apr 19, 2022 11:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CDC mask mandate for travelers struck down by federal judge
Replies: 301
Views: 31296

Re: CDC mask mandate for travelers struck down by federal judge

I'm going to disagree on this being a good time to drop the mask mandate. A group of us after a successful negotiation went out to a pub a week ago (exactly as I type this). No mask wearing and the vendor bought free drinks for their employees, so they outnumbered we the buyers (who doesn't want fr...

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by zeke
Tue Apr 19, 2022 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CDC mask mandate for travelers struck down by federal judge
Replies: 301
Views: 31296

Re: CDC mask mandate for travelers struck down by federal judge

Ah, but the flight crew was enforcing a mandate which was found to unlawful. So was the crew member therefore giving in an instruction for an action which in the current view of the courts has deemed to be the discretion of the passenger? I'm wondering that if this were a case before a judge, and i...

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by zeke
Tue Apr 19, 2022 12:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CDC mask mandate for travelers struck down by federal judge
Replies: 301
Views: 31296

Re: CDC mask mandate for travelers struck down by federal judge

For all you armchair lawyers out there...With the ruling that the mask mandate was unlawful, what happens to those pending cases for individuals who were arrested for failing to follow crew instructions while refusing to wear a mask? On the one hand, they did break the law by following the crew ins...

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by zeke
Tue Apr 19, 2022 12:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots of 777s and 787s warned over pitch-guidance mode slip before take-off
Replies: 72
Views: 14949

Re: Pilots of 777s and 787s warned over pitch-guidance mode slip before take-off

Yeah ignoring what is going on in the cockpit worked out well for OZ214 and EK521

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by zeke
Tue Apr 19, 2022 6:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CDC mask mandate for travelers struck down by federal judge
Replies: 301
Views: 31296

Re: CDC mask mandate for travelers struck down by federal judge

When you have to pay for those tests yourself it quickly becomes a very big inconvience. Charging 100 USD per test is common. The rules where I am not allowed to leave home for 3 days following a trip until I get my day 3 negative PCR test result back. So I often do pay for that test to get my free...

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by zeke
Tue Apr 19, 2022 12:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots of 777s and 787s warned over pitch-guidance mode slip before take-off
Replies: 72
Views: 14949

Re: Pilots of 777s and 787s warned over pitch-guidance mode slip before take-off

My still stands though, it’s not often where you will encounter a SID, departure profile, etc where climb performance critical. If it is, I am positive is well covered in your company ops bulletins, charts, and well brief prior to pushing. We use the same procedures everywhere regardless. I’ve seen...

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by zeke
Tue Apr 19, 2022 12:33 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CDC mask mandate for travelers struck down by federal judge
Replies: 301
Views: 31296

Re: CDC mask mandate for travelers struck down by federal judge

This will be interesting to see how applied. https://www.cnn.com/2022/04/18/politics/cdc-mask-mandate-ruling/index.html "A federal judge in Florida struck down on Monday the Biden administration's mask mandate for airplanes and other public transport methods. US District Judge Kathryn Kimball ...

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by zeke
Mon Apr 18, 2022 11:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots of 777s and 787s warned over pitch-guidance mode slip before take-off
Replies: 72
Views: 14949

Re: Pilots of 777s and 787s warned over pitch-guidance mode slip before take-off

But I think you are definitely reaching here considering that majority of wide body aircraft even when heavy operate in many places where climb performance isn’t necessarily critical to a point where where maintaining pitch to the 1/2 on the dot. You would be surprised, most operators require the u...

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by zeke
Mon Apr 18, 2022 2:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots of 777s and 787s warned over pitch-guidance mode slip before take-off
Replies: 72
Views: 14949

Re: Pilots of 777s and 787s warned over pitch-guidance mode slip before take-off

Jep, 2.5, 5, 7.5, 10, 12.5. Not 1.5, not 3.5, not 5.5 and so on. As usual, you are taking a very specific example where your argument fits and ignore that we were talking about a super normal, super standard all engine departure where it would be a miracle, that specific pitch needed for that day, ...

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by zeke
Mon Apr 18, 2022 4:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots of 777s and 787s warned over pitch-guidance mode slip before take-off
Replies: 72
Views: 14949

Re: Pilots of 777s and 787s warned over pitch-guidance mode slip before take-off

And Zeke, sorry, but nobody flies to 1/2 degree of pitch accuracy. Simply because most aircraft don’t show a resolution on the horizon useful for flying it with 1/2 degree accuracy. Any A320/A330 will have demonstrated that skill when engine out, the target pitch attitude is 12.5 deg, the PFD pitch...

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by zeke
Sun Apr 17, 2022 5:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots of 777s and 787s warned over pitch-guidance mode slip before take-off
Replies: 72
Views: 14949

Re: Pilots of 777s and 787s warned over pitch-guidance mode slip before take-off

The crew did nothing wrong, this was unknown hence the reason for the notice to all operators. FDs are specifically certified to be reliable in that phase of flight for a LVO takeoff or a rejected landing off a Cat 3 approach. You have no business saying crew should ignore FDs, with these large airc...

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by zeke
Sun Apr 17, 2022 3:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots of 777s and 787s warned over pitch-guidance mode slip before take-off
Replies: 72
Views: 14949

Re: Pilots of 777s and 787s warned over pitch-guidance mode slip before take-off

This is not an issue with an airlines SOP nor an issue with the pilots, hence the reason this was sent out to all 787/777 operators. I did not have a go at Boeing, I challenged the credibility of someone saying that FDs should not be used for takeoff. You said “ regardless of automation config, one ...

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by zeke
Sat Apr 16, 2022 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots of 777s and 787s warned over pitch-guidance mode slip before take-off
Replies: 72
Views: 14949

Re: Pilots of 777s and 787s warned over pitch-guidance mode slip before take-off

I don’t see how personal reference is relevant when the recent EK incident was not in LVO conditions. Hence my comment about normal takeoff sequences. It doesn’t matter, the training is to revert to the PFD and FD straight away, the technique is the sane day,night, LVO. Their company requirement al...

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by zeke
Sat Apr 16, 2022 4:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Pilots of 777s and 787s warned over pitch-guidance mode slip before take-off
Replies: 72
Views: 14949

Re: Pilots of 777s and 787s warned over pitch-guidance mode slip before take-off

Aaron747 wrote:
Fair enough - but task saturated or not, basic airmanship should also ensure that regardless of automation config, one does not follow the flight director to the horizon in a normal takeoff sequence. Like, ever.


Let me guess, the number of LVO takeoffs you have performed is zero ?

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by zeke
Sat Apr 16, 2022 3:50 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Installing/ Uninstalling ETOPS On An Aircraft
Replies: 48
Views: 6383

Re: Installing/ Uninstalling ETOPS On An Aircraft

Thanks for proving the point. ETOPS has everything to do with twins. Nope, the T in ETOPS does not mean twins, it used to some time ago, the rules were changed. ETOPS now means “extended operations”, it is no longer stands for “extended twin engine operations”. Under the new ETOPS rules a MD-11 and...

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by zeke
Fri Apr 15, 2022 1:49 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Understanding Emergency Descent Altitudes
Replies: 18
Views: 2091

Re: Understanding Emergency Descent Altitudes

https://flightsimroutes.files.wordpress ... routes.pdf
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JakobFB wrote:
I don't really have access to any real charts/procedures - If anyone has some that they are able to share that would be appreciated!


Happy Easter

See https://flightsimroutes.files.wordpress ... routes.pdf

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