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United GRU-ORD Divert to MIA to Offload Purser

Old 4th Jan 2010, 17:41
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Another comment, from someone lacking two clues. "Auto Land" technology has been around for 30 years. The rest of your statement isn't going to happen in your life time.

At the end of the day, little has changed with the introduction of "Guidance" technology. The Pilots still fly the Aircraft as much, or as little, as they choose.
Clearly wrong: when was the last time you hand flew a level cruise in RVSM airspace?
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Old 4th Jan 2010, 19:53
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So tell me - how long ago it was that an Airliner was "hand flown" at altitude.

What does RVSM have to do with anything?
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Old 16th Jan 2010, 20:12
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A requirement for RVSM is that the autopilot is servicable AND used.
So handflying in RVSM airspace is a no no. If the autopilot fails, than yes you go manual but have to descend to non RVSM levels.
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Old 17th Jan 2010, 00:49
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So much for being fired!

Appears someone must have been talking well beyond their knowledge base, because I just saw the Captain from this flight doing his Landings Proficiency Training and he is flying to Sao Paulo TODAY at 2130!

Amazing how FACTS get in the way of a good FA story, isn't it?!

Said all along it was a SAFETY ISSUE (threat to his food) that caused the problem and the ONLY thing the company cared about was that he stopped in MIA to let her off and did not use Pro Stds when they returned to ORD. Because he was already on their radar for some union activity prior to the Company's lawsuit, they have used their "favorite" tool on pilots, as it puts a pilot's medical certificate, and thus their career, in jeopardy. In short, it is intimidation!

Anyway, regardless of the protestations of the know-it-all FA, the Captain is back at work AND flying the EXACT same route!


Case closed!
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Old 17th Jan 2010, 01:16
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Case closed!
One would certainly hope so.
I has discussing this 'issue' with our company director of cabin services, and his comment was...'If I heard about any of this nonsense from one of my pursers, he/she would have my size 12 firmly planted on their a** as they went permanently out the door.'
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