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Old 2nd Nov 2018, 00:23
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I like how the airlines manage to cover malpractice up by making you sign a "media policy", for security purposes of course. The media never get the truth from the airlines and pilots don't want to be summarily shown the door because of a media policy breach.
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Old 2nd Nov 2018, 00:56
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Originally Posted by Trevor the lover View Post
I like the story on one of the channels last night, 9 I think, about the now sadly deceased passenger who texted to his wife a video showing his boarding pass and the aeroplane he was about to board. Very poignant - except the aeroplane in his little video was an A320.
That story may well have been accurate. The passenger may have erroneously presumed that the aircraft parked at his boarding gate was the one that he was about to board.
Soekarno-Hatta Terminal 1 - he may have been bused to the other side of the airport for boarding after passing through the gate.
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Old 2nd Nov 2018, 01:30
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Originally Posted by porch monkey View Post
Hey Nev, just curious you know, in what performance parameter does your all singing and dancing Airbus improve on over the 737, especially since it is a 20 year newer design?
One of the advantages the 737 has is that it is built to a different design standard than what the A320 was. Have a look at the amount of Part 25 exemptions granted to a 'new' 737.
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Old 2nd Nov 2018, 02:25
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Yeah mate I get that, It certainly has a couple of systems that belong in the 60’s, especially that POS 6 pack system. (Thanks Southwest!). I guess I just find it a bit depressing that in terms of performance the 20 year difference between the designs didn’t really produce much performance gain. Still, I suppose that’s true of a lot of later designs really. General work environment excluded, of course!
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Old 2nd Nov 2018, 07:38
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I strongly recommend not reading, listening or watching any of the Australian mainstream media. It’s total rubbish and is a form of brainwashing. Disgraceful bunch of people who behave like drunken children the whole time. Totally embarrassing for an otherwise great nation.

As for commenting on the lion crash they’d be better off sticking with MH370 or whatever it’s called. Riveting. Or maybe telling us how the latest tv host loves her curves.
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Old 2nd Nov 2018, 10:35
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Unrelenting TV reporter at the Lion Air crash site this morning told viewers it is called a black box even though it was clearly not black. He explained that it got that name because it is recovered in a burnt and charred state. Apparently when aeroplanes plummet, they always catch on fire.
How do these morons concoct this crap?
The original FDR was indeed contained in a black box....about 70 years ago. About the time we referred to radios as ‘the wireless’.
But I was interested in yesterday’s ABC interview with a Lion Air honcho at their training facility. Great store was placed on their excellent simulator training where the show pony crew were dealing calmly and competently with a relatively minor airspeed disagreement. Not rehearsed, of course.
Looked to me like they are paving the way to blaming the Captain. Obviously nothing lacking in Lion Air’s training, hey?
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Old 2nd Nov 2018, 12:28
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Originally Posted by Mach E Avelli View Post
Unrelenting TV reporter at the Lion Air crash site this morning told viewers it is called a black box even though it was clearly not black.
The media tried calling them orange boxes for a while, but the public started confusing pilots with greengrocers.
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Old 3rd Nov 2018, 04:16
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Remember the grubby media are playing to the masses not just a hand full of Airline pilots in a nation of 26 Million Mr & Mrs Joe Citizens. We may know better but most are clueless & believe whatever is said on TV, just ask the Kardashians !
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Old 3rd Nov 2018, 12:56
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The media tried calling them orange boxes for a while, but the public started confusing pilots with greengrocers.
Are the press that dumb that they have not figured out that they are called "Flight Data Recorder (FDR)" and "Cockpit Voice Recorder (CVR)"

If the media starts to use the correct terms, I may pay a little more attention to their so called "reporting"
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Old 3rd Nov 2018, 14:50
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When you work with people who think "A Current Affair" and "Today Tonight" is accurate reporting you will realise that facts are secondary to drama.
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Old 3rd Nov 2018, 22:34
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'Professional' pilots criticising other pilots seems to be SOP on PPRuNe, or in D&G at least. It's a public forum that the world can read.
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Old 4th Nov 2018, 08:40
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Old 4th Nov 2018, 12:35
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Ya got a couple incorrect. I can see a couple Lears.
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Old 4th Nov 2018, 20:18
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Originally Posted by 601 View Post
mattyj

Ya got a couple incorrect. I can see a couple Lears.
And also a Giant Hercules Bomber.
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Old 7th Nov 2018, 07:00
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Originally Posted by Ixixly View Post
You seem to be under the impression that the Media are there to present us with News as opposed to publishing whatever they think will make headlines and get them viewers and thusly money.
What about the one where some tv station had said that MH 370 would " struggle to maintain altitude once the fuel was exhausted", LOL
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