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by zeke
Fri Jan 14, 2022 6:45 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 296
Views: 11843

Re: Australian Open 2022

Who knows. But somebody, somewhere on that team needs to take the long view and tell him that the best thing for him and for tennis is to cut his losses and voluntarily leave. IMHO he's blinded by the moment, specifically the numbers 10 and 21. He probably suspects that he'll have a hard time getti...

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by zeke
Fri Jan 14, 2022 11:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 296
Views: 11843

Re: Australian Open 2022

So by the sounds of things he will be placed in detention tomorrow morning at 8am. No more preparation for the AO.

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by zeke
Fri Jan 14, 2022 7:19 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 296
Views: 11843

Re: Australian Open 2022

BREAKING: Djokovic visa cancelled By Chris De Silva17:54 Immigration Minister Alex Hawke has made the massive call to cancel Novak Djokovic's visa for a second time in the space of weeks. BREAKING: Alex Hawke has cancelled Novak Djokovic’s visa. @9NewsAUS @2GB873 — Chris O'Keefe (@cokeefe9) January...

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by zeke
Fri Jan 14, 2022 2:13 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 296
Views: 11843

Re: Australian Open 2022

[photoid][/photoid]Not sure if anyone has seen this, here is the transcript from border force https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/amp.theguardian.com/sport/2022/jan/10/i-am-not-vaccinated-novak-djokovics-interview-with-australian-border-force No news yet, I have my doubts it’s going to happen been too ...

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by zeke
Thu Jan 13, 2022 8:42 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 296
Views: 11843

Re: Australian Open 2022

I have a non-Novak question. What happens during the championships if a player is identified as being infected with COVID-19 - is the player disqualified? I mean they can't turn up for the match if infected, can they? And if you don't turn up, you lose by default (I presume). What happens if severa...

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by zeke
Thu Jan 13, 2022 2:41 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 296
Views: 11843

Re: Australian Open 2022

Oh Dear, Looks like Novax might be in trouble in Spain as well https://thewest.com.au/sport/tennis/novak-djokovic-serbian-tennis-star-reportedly-probed-by-spain-after-entering-country-without-permission-c-5289512 Not exactly compelling case for his lawyers to work with going forward. There is also ...

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by zeke
Thu Jan 13, 2022 1:40 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 296
Views: 11843

Re: Australian Open 2022

Kiwirob wrote:

I just wonder if him being deported from Australia will also effect his ability to enter other countries in the near future.


It’s that gift the keeps giving, “have you ever been denied or refused entry” on every application going forward.

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by zeke
Wed Jan 12, 2022 9:52 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 296
Views: 11843

Re: Australian Open 2022

Now that Novax has admitted he broke Serbian isolation rules and that a "human error" was made by his agent on his immigration form (neglecting to mention travel to Serbia and Spain) one wonders what will happen. If your average Joe had made these "mistakes" I doubt they'd still...

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by zeke
Wed Jan 12, 2022 9:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Suspends 747F and Cargo-Only Pax Flights for 7 Days
Replies: 184
Views: 29759

Re: Cathay Pacific Suspends 747F and Cargo-Only Pax Flights for 7 Days

Don't the directives allow individuals to leave their homes for medical and other essential activities. I would have thought visiting a pharmacy for necessary medication would meet this requirement, and if so this is would appear to be nothing more than mud-slinging to support an agenda. After test...

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by zeke
Wed Jan 12, 2022 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Suspends 747F and Cargo-Only Pax Flights for 7 Days
Replies: 184
Views: 29759

Re: Cathay Pacific Suspends 747F and Cargo-Only Pax Flights for 7 Days

A latest development of the CX crew (who should stayed home for 3 days) related spreading cases: https://hk.news.yahoo.com/%E5%9C%8B%E6%B3%B0%E6%9C%89%E9%9B%A3-%E5%AE%A2%E6%A9%9F%E5%8E%BB%E8%B2%A8%E6%A9%9F%E8%BF%94-%E5%8F%97%E6%9F%A5-%E8%AD%B0%E5%93%A1%E4%BF%83%E6%87%B2%E6%92%AD%E6%AF%92%E7%A9%BA%E...

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by zeke
Tue Jan 11, 2022 3:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 296
Views: 11843

Re: Australian Open 2022

889091 wrote:
So why wasn't this evidence presented to the judge during the hearing? That was the whole reason for the hearing in the first place right?


The facts of the entry were not argued, just procedural fairness.

The fact he went to Spain was no r declared in the interview either.

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by zeke
Tue Jan 11, 2022 2:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Suspends 747F and Cargo-Only Pax Flights for 7 Days
Replies: 184
Views: 29759

Re: Cathay Pacific Suspends 747F and Cargo-Only Pax Flights for 7 Days

The crew were not required to stay home, however the government is now trying to deem such lack of requirement as Cathay violating guidelines, according to my understanding. I can guarantee you that every staff direction given to the crew complied with the government requirements and copies of the ...

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by zeke
Tue Jan 11, 2022 2:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Suspends 747F and Cargo-Only Pax Flights for 7 Days
Replies: 184
Views: 29759

Re: Cathay Pacific Suspends 747F and Cargo-Only Pax Flights for 7 Days

The directive is as follows: "For local-based crew who are entering the local community and who are not subject to to the requirement of self-isolation at a designated quarantine hotel, they must stay at their place of accommodation during the medical surveillance period until there is a negat...

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by zeke
Tue Jan 11, 2022 1:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Suspends 747F and Cargo-Only Pax Flights for 7 Days
Replies: 184
Views: 29759

Re: Cathay Pacific Suspends 747F and Cargo-Only Pax Flights for 7 Days

No one is rejected to get admitsion to hospital because his family member is a pilot I am sorry, everything you are putting is incorrect. Eg “ Please be informed that we will not accept patients or visitors who: ……. have travelled outside of Hong Kong but did not fulfil the government quarantine re...

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by zeke
Tue Jan 11, 2022 9:34 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Suspends 747F and Cargo-Only Pax Flights for 7 Days
Replies: 184
Views: 29759

Re: Cathay Pacific Suspends 747F and Cargo-Only Pax Flights for 7 Days

You are correct on the rule changes, you can takeoff and by the time you land all the forms submitted have to be redone to comply with new changes. As the number of passenger flights is low, cabin crew have been flying minimum rosters. They have not been isolated from their families as much for exte...

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by zeke
Tue Jan 11, 2022 9:08 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 296
Views: 11843

Re: Australian Open 2022

New twist reported in the press.

Apparently there has been a failure to disclose all countries visited in the 14 days prior to arrival. There is an allegation he was in Spain during the 14 day period and this was not declared.

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by zeke
Tue Jan 11, 2022 8:50 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Suspends 747F and Cargo-Only Pax Flights for 7 Days
Replies: 184
Views: 29759

Re: Cathay Pacific Suspends 747F and Cargo-Only Pax Flights for 7 Days

Please go search "望月樓群組" in Hong Kong news pages and you will find it is not a transmission through a family member, which lead to hundreds of people needed to be quarantine just because they were at the same place with those CX crews, who are supposed and required to stay at their home. ...

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by zeke
Tue Jan 11, 2022 6:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Suspends 747F and Cargo-Only Pax Flights for 7 Days
Replies: 184
Views: 29759

Re: Cathay Pacific Suspends 747F and Cargo-Only Pax Flights for 7 Days

I guess there are also transfer passengers among outbound flights, and Cathay crew are based in Hong Kong unlike foreign airlines, which make them stay in Hong Kong after flights, which cause the government to be concern about it? They didn't elaborate on it in the TV news. Not sure if that is true...

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by zeke
Tue Jan 11, 2022 5:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cathay Pacific Suspends 747F and Cargo-Only Pax Flights for 7 Days
Replies: 184
Views: 29759

Re: Cathay Pacific Suspends 747F and Cargo-Only Pax Flights for 7 Days

On TV news, it's said that the government think Cathay have broke the law by allowing outbound passenger flight crew to return by deadheading on cargo flights, allowing those crew to "evade" quarantine Not sure if I understand that, many airlines have operated passenger flights out and ca...

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by zeke
Tue Jan 11, 2022 2:38 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 296
Views: 11843

Re: Australian Open 2022

Even in Australia, visa and covid clearance are not related, although you want to paint a different picture. There is no covid specific terms in the legalisation, all health related requirements are lumped together. Covid criteria are published separately and not by Tennis Australia or the Victoria...

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by zeke
Mon Jan 10, 2022 11:28 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 296
Views: 11843

Re: Australian Open 2022

So let me make a U.S.-equivalent example. Let's say I'm a foreign national and I was issued a visa in 2018. I show up at the border checkpoint in 2021 and I fail to produce a medical exemption or proof of vaccination. They would send me back, or place me in a quarantine, and not cancel my visa. The...

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by zeke
Mon Jan 10, 2022 10:33 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 296
Views: 11843

Re: Australian Open 2022

If the Australian minister concerned does exercise his/her power to cancel Novak's visa, when is that likely to happen? I would give him the opportunity to provide a blood sample to confirm his recent claimed acute C19 infection, it would take a day or two for results to come back. If those are sat...

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by zeke
Mon Jan 10, 2022 9:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Police pull pilot from plane moments before train crash
Replies: 62
Views: 8381

Re: Police pull pilot from plane moments before train crash

FiscAutTecGarte wrote:
That was an amazing display of self-sacrifice on the part of those officers rescuing that pilot. It made my morning to see it.


The vast majority of first responders do am amazing job all the time, however we will not see protests in the streets celebrating this.

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by zeke
Mon Jan 10, 2022 9:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 757 pilots having fun
Replies: 50
Views: 11199

Re: 757 pilots having fun

Check out the landing speed! 105-110 kt ground speed, assuming a stiff 20 kt headwind that is still 130 kt or less vref. The 757 is known for takeoff performance but is equally capable on landing. I've seen 757s get down and stopped in 3000' The Metar at the time and landing on 35 would indicate on...

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by zeke
Mon Jan 10, 2022 8:39 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 296
Views: 11843

Re: Australian Open 2022

What's the point of having the court system in Australia when a minister can do whatever he wants and overrule what the federal judge just decided? The courts are there for judicial review of decisions made, it is not there to make the decision. The Judge made no ruling on if NJ was actually enteri...

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by zeke
Mon Jan 10, 2022 7:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does Qantas have a Heathrow crew base?
Replies: 69
Views: 12037

Re: Why does Qantas have a Heathrow crew base?

More flights per month with a crew group which only operates ultra-long haul flights like the QF LHR crews isn't exactly possible. Assuming max 100hrs per month (in 28days) is rostered to anyone... I don't think QF crews can fly more than 2 Perths per month. LHR-PER-LHR 2 times leaves you very clos...

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by zeke
Mon Jan 10, 2022 12:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 296
Views: 11843

Re: Australian Open 2022

No, apparently the Minister had 4 hours to decide whether to have him taken back into Immigration Detention for deportation, however the Minister can still decide to cancel his Visa. Would not be suprised if his Social Media posts are currently being scrutinised, only other reason I can think of wo...

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by zeke
Mon Jan 10, 2022 8:11 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 296
Views: 11843

Re: Australian Open 2022

Reading the order https://fedcourt.gov.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0009/95058/Order-Djokovic-v-Minister-MLG35-of-2022_10-January-2022-003.pdf The reason given by the judge was he wasn’t given enough time, didn’t actually rule on the vaccination statue or visa entry requirements. NOTATION: A. The respo...

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by zeke
Mon Jan 10, 2022 7:46 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 296
Views: 11843

Re: Australian Open 2022

It was set up from the beginning from Tennis Australia, government should probe all correspondence between them to find collusion and revoke federal funding to tennis Australia Yes very odd sequence of events Visa application Nov 18 A piece of paper saying positive PCR test Dec 16 A piece of paper ...

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by zeke
Mon Jan 10, 2022 5:06 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid19 Vaccine Experience Thread
Replies: 152
Views: 17064

Re: Covid19 Vaccine Experience Thread

Pfizer X 3 nothing at all of note

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by zeke
Mon Jan 10, 2022 3:53 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Australian Open 2022
Replies: 296
Views: 11843

Re: Australian Open 2022

Well obviously he has not got one otherwise there would be no trouble. His lawyers are using his most recent covid on December 16 as a means of entry, sounds like he knew he could not enter when he made the visa application, really beginning to wonder who he has paid off to get a positive covid res...

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by zeke
Sun Jan 09, 2022 11:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Virgin Australia Ends Partnership with Delta and Enters into New Partnership with United
Replies: 84
Views: 13061

Re: Virgin Australia Ends Partnership with Delta and Enters into New Partnership with United

777ER wrote:
This will be interesting for DL and the viability of their SYD service


I wonder if this could be the start of a broader star alliance partnership. It would be good for the alliance with SQ, AI, TG, AC, NZ, UA etc getting domestic Australian feeds.

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by zeke
Sun Jan 09, 2022 10:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing's Fatal Flaw, former Chief Technical Pilot indicted
Replies: 582
Views: 73290

Re: Updated: Boeing's Fatal Flaw, former Chief Technical Pilot indicted

Mark had nothing to do with the design of the system and information on the design was withheld from him. He didn’t accidentally kill anyone. He was a Tech Pilot, not a Design Engineer. He wasn’t a Test Pilot either, as is commonly misstated. Must be a case of significant mistaken identity then at ...

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by zeke
Sun Jan 09, 2022 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates serious incident on takeoff on EK231 DXB-IAD on 20 December 2021
Replies: 267
Views: 63182

Re: Emirates serious incident on takeoff on EK231 DXB-IAD on 20 December 2021

Just because Clifford said it, what data supports it? I’ve seen no such data and I have exposure to that area. Nice try continuing to bash Boeing, but your arguments don’t hold water. I am not “Bob Clifford, a Chicago attorney specializing in aviation-disaster cases”, nor the author of the USA Toda...

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by zeke
Sun Jan 09, 2022 9:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Boeing's Fatal Flaw, former Chief Technical Pilot indicted
Replies: 582
Views: 73290

Re: Updated: Boeing's Fatal Flaw, former Chief Technical Pilot indicted

Maybe he made some mistakes or used poor judgement in his choice of words, but he’s no criminal. The executives who pressured him to minimize training are the criminals. If a person was under some peer pressure to have a few drinks with colleagues after work, and then decided to drive home, and acc...

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by zeke
Sun Jan 09, 2022 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates serious incident on takeoff on EK231 DXB-IAD on 20 December 2021
Replies: 267
Views: 63182

Re: Emirates serious incident on takeoff on EK231 DXB-IAD on 20 December 2021

I’ve never seen data that shows Caution alerts are insufficient to get the crew’s attention. From the article "Clifford said the 777 tone "has proven to not capture the pilot's attention in these low airspeed circumstances."" This covers conditions where the crew may have select...

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by zeke
Sun Jan 09, 2022 9:24 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hours on Type/Total Flying Hours Question
Replies: 32
Views: 1780

Re: Hours on Type/Total Flying Hours Question

At least at US air carriers. your experience as a pilot has no bearing on what seat or aircraft you fly. It's strictly seniority. Experience is not portable between airlines.. Is Spirit the same, I heard something about them recognizing prior 121 time with a few buddies that went there, or would th...

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by zeke
Sun Jan 09, 2022 9:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fuel Policy and Route to Destination Alternate
Replies: 15
Views: 1524

Re: Fuel Policy and Route to Destination Alternate

If that's not the case then wouldn't the extra fuel by definition need to be protected fuel, i.e. explicitly planned not to be used in the original flight? That is correct, prior to the critical point in the flight plan that fuel must be protected in order to arrive at the enroute alternate and hol...

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by zeke
Sun Jan 09, 2022 8:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates serious incident on takeoff on EK231 DXB-IAD on 20 December 2021
Replies: 267
Views: 63182

Re: Emirates serious incident on takeoff on EK231 DXB-IAD on 20 December 2021

I don’t agree. The 777 Autothrottle has the auto-reengage function. The 737 does not. It’s just that the Asiana crew screwed up the mode selection so badly that Auto-reengage didn’t function. I’m sure you are aware the Autothrottle was changed to better protect against such crew errors. The 777 als...

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by zeke
Sun Jan 09, 2022 3:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does Qantas have a Heathrow crew base?
Replies: 69
Views: 12037

Re: Why does Qantas have a Heathrow crew base?

Hi all, Apologies if this has been posted before, however, I’m interested to know the rationale behind Qantas’ LHR crew base? Many thanks. Overall reason it would be to reduce operating costs and to provide some better flexibility if there is a technical issue or weather delay. If the flights were ...

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by zeke
Sun Jan 09, 2022 2:43 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: AC 737 MAX Weight Imbalance Incidents
Replies: 14
Views: 4230

Re: AC - two load imbalance incidents in short span

I don’t have the facts before me it is possible in both cases the aircraft was within the normal CG band.

What would have been out was the stabiliser setting for takeoff with the resulting unusual control feel.

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by zeke
Sun Jan 09, 2022 1:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does Qantas have a Heathrow crew base?
Replies: 69
Views: 12037

Re: Why does Qantas have a Heathrow crew base?

skipness1E wrote:
Didn't they also have LHR based pilots too?


No longer

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by zeke
Sun Jan 09, 2022 12:58 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ATP: Skip the Regional Jet Go Direct to the A320 & B737
Replies: 13
Views: 1756

Re: ATP: Skip the Regional Jet Go Direct to the A320 & B737

Cardude2 wrote:

ah thanks


I think it is wise to take what flying schools advertise with healthy scepticism unless it is backed up by information independently advertised by the employers.

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by zeke
Sun Jan 09, 2022 12:51 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ATP: Skip the Regional Jet Go Direct to the A320 & B737
Replies: 13
Views: 1756

Re: ATP: Skip the Regional Jet Go Direct to the A320 & B737

Cardude2 wrote:

I thought you had to start off at the regionals to get some tome before being able to go up the totem pole.


Didn’t have to that was the convention when the market allowed it. Market forces change this, on another thread they have DL dropping the college degree entry requirements.

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by zeke
Sun Jan 09, 2022 12:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates serious incident on takeoff on EK231 DXB-IAD on 20 December 2021
Replies: 267
Views: 63182

Re: Emirates serious incident on takeoff on EK231 DXB-IAD on 20 December 2021

First was a system malfunction, second was the crew selecting an inappropriate automation mode, which put the automation in an incorrect state so it wasn’t holding their speed for them. Precipitated from the first event was an autothrottle alert like found on the FBW Airbus autothrust. This however...

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by zeke
Sun Jan 09, 2022 12:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Why does Qantas have a Heathrow crew base?
Replies: 69
Views: 12037

Re: Why does Qantas have a Heathrow crew base?

AAMDanny wrote:
It's worth noting CX also has a sizeable crew base at LHR.


Closed recently

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by zeke
Sat Jan 08, 2022 1:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hours on Type/Total Flying Hours Question
Replies: 32
Views: 1780

Re: Hours on Type/Total Flying Hours Question

You are correct, but the pilots were already on the seniority list! They did not jump right into the left seat. I want talking of DEC, just transferred from another type. Lots of total hours, just a little on type. Modern day equivalent would be the OZ accident in SFO, the captain just transferred ...

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by zeke
Sat Jan 08, 2022 10:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hours on Type/Total Flying Hours Question
Replies: 32
Views: 1780

Re: Hours on Type/Total Flying Hours Question

VMCA787 wrote:
Not if he was employed by a US carrier. Everyone starts at the same place, the bottom!


The early 1960s is when Northwest introduced the DC8, 720, 707, pilots moved across from aircraft like 377 Stratocruisers to the jets.

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by zeke
Sat Jan 08, 2022 7:18 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Aviastar TU204 freighter catches fire in Hangzhou
Replies: 55
Views: 10828

Re: Aviastar TU204 freighter catches fire in Hangzhou

Fortunate it happened on the ground.

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by zeke
Sat Jan 08, 2022 6:38 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hours on Type/Total Flying Hours Question
Replies: 32
Views: 1780

Re: Hours on Type/Total Flying Hours Question

convair880mfan wrote:
I Am wondering how airlines determine who is going to be a Captain? Is it just seniority as the carrier? Is 150 flying hours on a particular type of aircraft a lot?

Civil Aeronautics Board Accident Report #1-0006.


I would wager he was a captain on another type and recently transferred.

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