View Full Version : Crash pilot cleared (More details)

5th Sep 2003, 02:48
More details here. (http://www.pprune.org/forums/showthread.php?threadid=101076&referrerid=30158)

5th Sep 2003, 04:59
I can think of a legally connected PPRuNer who is unlikely to be invited to the CAA's Christmas party, this year or ever.

Flying Lawyer
5th Sep 2003, 06:31
I think that's a safe assumption.
They don't even send me a Christmas card! Odd that. ;)

Tudor Owen

5th Sep 2003, 09:18
Already fly by wire aircraft are much simpler to operate

Well they are, and they are not.

When all is going well, they are definately easier.

However when it goes pear shaped the complexities of the auto flight system, the multiple interelations between complex modes, and the design of keeping the pilot one stage removed from the "loop" results in a reduction in SA. It demands a need for modern pilots to fully understand poorly designed software, and badly designed interfaces.

Glass cockpits, and FBW have created more problems than they have solved. One step forward, two steps back.



5th Sep 2003, 09:40
Didn't a Canadian 767 suffer this embarrassing situation a few years ago when the ground crew and pilots confused pounds, US Gallons and Litres.

I read a article about that one in Readers Digest and thensaw the TV film based on it (all in the same week odly enough).

Lots of glass on the flight deck of a 767 I dare say.

5th Sep 2003, 18:12
Congratulations Tudor - even if it was partly due to Shep

Odd how the fact that the pilot has been cleared made negligible impact on the papers this morning compared to the previous copverage (not)

5th Sep 2003, 21:40
Woff 1965 -

You're referring to the 'Gimli Glider' - read about it here (http://www.wadenelson.com/gimli.html)

7th Sep 2003, 23:25
I was at the court and heard the case from beginning to end. I've posted a new thread saying exactly why the case was stopped.

If anyone's interested it's called "Fuel crash trial THIS is what happened (http://www.pprune.org/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=101630)". It;s in the Private Flying forum.

Real eye opener about how the CAA behaves when they prosecute you. :eek:

9th Sep 2003, 00:49
Congragulations to Tudor - sterling job.



9th Sep 2003, 02:44
There's another post by Datcon giving more detail about what happened.
Same link as above.