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Old 30th Jul 2007, 14:13
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Scurvy.D.Dog
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Another finding was that both CM1 and CM2 were captains. The PF was CM2 (Instructor pilot) and PNF was seated on the left and was a new hire captain.
If true, I assume an ‘Instructor’ Pilot would regularly fly from the RH seat … or would he/she?
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Rippa mentioned earlier that TAM SOP was for a ‘Capt’ was to fly from the LH seat, I assume an ‘instructor’ would necessarily fly from either seat … comments?
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.. It will be interesting (from a HF point of view) to find out who was in which seat on the first sector!
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Side note
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... a very informative discussion … irrespective of what comes out of the final analysis, the awareness for all crews (B or AB) from this and similar threads is surely worth its weight in gold!
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.. I bet all crews here (B and AB) have been that little bit more conscious of TL and A/T etc since!
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P.S Hey Nigel,
My recollection of the 1 Rev U/S MEL in my airline is that it is not recommended to select Rev on the other engine. I have no idea of what our MEL currently states, and am unlikely to until I have cause to read it i.e. I get an aircraft with 1 Rev U/S which might be years away...
.... errrm, what happens if the T/R fails on landing ... are you gunna have time to go digging for the latest MEL revision whilst hurtling down the runway with betty screamin at ya
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.... of course you were just joking
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