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SIA 777 off the rwy at EDDM

Old 8th Nov 2011, 11:42
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great post BG!!
It will never cease to amaze me the behavior of some colleages, Cargojock has been bitching and moaning on this site since 2006, and he still with SQC, wonder if he makes the same statements he posts here in front of his bosses which is precisely where they should be heard, very manly attitude. You just DON'T badmouth the company that feeds you and your family, much less your colleages. No wonder why expats are being questioned in SQ. Do a favor to the fellow expat pilots in your outfit, that may want to stay, and keep the bitter comments about your company for yourself. And for god's sake do not place the blame on anyone until the enquiry is over. Don't know what's worse for the fellow pilot that was involved in this incident, the enquiry that's coming or having treacherous colleages like CJ. Whatever the outcome my solidarity goes to the pilot responsible for the aircraft and crew....my best wishes to him.
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Old 8th Nov 2011, 12:03
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Correct me if I'm wrong but an ex SQ colleague of mine told me that SQ authorize autolands on any ILS runway. CAT II/III protections not required
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Old 8th Nov 2011, 12:34
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re: autolands

I'm still trying to figure out who Cargojock is...

Most likely I've met him before, but he probably kept his mouth shut to the rest of us First Officers, only to come online to complain about us.
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Old 8th Nov 2011, 13:02
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wont be hard to spot

CJ wont be hard to spot -

Just look for the guy with the big chip on his shoulder , slagging off the main line guys up in the lounge in Dubai. You know the one huddled up in the corner , loud as hell- complaining about his roster and the Cop s .

99 % of our Expats - be it Mainline or Cargo are top guys . It is unfortunate that there exist characters like CJOCK in the Airline.

I suggest we dont waste anymore time on these guys who are quick to point fingers and blame at a fellow colleague. For the FO s ,- CJ is an exception to the rule./May he rot in hell.
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Old 8th Nov 2011, 15:32
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sorry folks it is hard to stomach that one of our aircraft had veered off.
especially by a LIP/IP or whatever, what to do lah!!!

to the FO i have no issue with your fellas just the fault of the almighty training at SQ/SQC.

to some of the fools on this forum, admitting ones mistakes is the first step to correction. in SQ no way lah we our always correct!! now you have a 773 on a grass patch landed by a LIP/IP or some big personality.

i hope the training will be corrected to better the present system, a critic is not a bad person we have to learn from it NOT COVER IT UP like it is done in SQ/SQC.

a bigger fate awaits us if these small red flags are not addressed.

ps: i am not one of you noodle boys that stay in the dubai lounge to eating free food and drinks and yap on COPs, wrong number lah
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Old 8th Nov 2011, 19:08
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I have no interest in your internal affairs (BTW What's an LIP/IP?), only why such a beast comes to yoyo along the runway.
One would think the inertia wouldn't make such tight turns possible; pity there's no video of it..
When does the BFU get into the picture, there is no info on their website?
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Old 8th Nov 2011, 21:12
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When does the BFU get into the picture, there is no info on their website?
There is a short press statement which basically says, yes, there is an investigation, and no, there is no information and they won't react to media queries.

There will be some information in the monthly bulletin for November (published probably in January or February 2012), and then after several years, a report. That's the way they roll. Only hope: Media, journalists and leaks.
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Had a B738 go from FLARE back to GS once. The nose dipped at around 20ft and we hit quite hard. Absolutely no time to take over manually especially as it was an up sloping runway. Can't remember if it was a genuine low vis protected signal. Don't think it was but was a good wake up to all things electronic! Come on GLS.
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Old 8th Nov 2011, 22:33
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No need to pity, whoever said there was no actual video of it?
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Old 8th Nov 2011, 22:58
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Heard SQC/SQ is just gathering enough evidence to do a *EY* case on CJ soon. So just sit back, ignore his post and enjoy the show.

Publication of false SQ training facts;

But I do find his names calling, entertaining.
Mainline pilots = mainline rats
Singaporeans = noodle boys(sense a racist?)
Not sure how SQ views it though.

Man, I love this guy. Thanks for the entertainment , back to discussion already.
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Old 9th Nov 2011, 01:59
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CJ will be easy to track down. It's going to be interesting. Sit tight CJ
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Old 9th Nov 2011, 03:41
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Practice and actual autolands? I assume you mean practice or actual CAT2/3. If that's the case you are correct. Captains will always do the actual or practice CAT2/3 landings.
But, there's nothing in our manuals preventing the FO from doing a autoland. I have had FO:s doing it "just for fun".
It's not common, I can agree on that since if you want to do an autoland you might as well have the captain doing it so both pilots can record it towards their required LVP recency requirements.

"In the first Operations Manual of Tiger Airways, which was a 1:1 copy of SIA/SLK procedures, there was a very strange paragraph, saying that CMD should let the FO make autoland if they don't want to give him the landing - for whatever reason."

Don't know about SIA but in SIA Cargo (and the manuals were a blueprint of SIA) no such thing has existed since 2004.
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Old 9th Nov 2011, 04:51
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In my previous life with SIA, ever since the FOs found out that they are not able to record autoland as their PF sectors that count towards their upgrade criteria, I never had one who's interested in doing an autoland, and Patty is right, if there's a need to autoland, we might as well do it for the sake of recency.

Back to the topic, it would be interesting to find out whether did the incident happened as a consequence of autopilot deviation, or as a result of manual intervention in attempt for landing.

SWQ is quite a new 773ER that I had not flown prior to leaving Singapore, but I did recall on 2 occasions I had to disconnect the A/P and landed manually during practice autoland. Once was due LOC deviation that was becoming significant, and the other was G/S deflecting causing A/P to pitch nose down too quickly too close to ground at less than 200'. I was lucky that I'm old school and paid close attention to any deviation, and sadly, on both occasions, both the FOs did not catch the deviations. In this sense, I think perhaps CargoJock has made some valid observations on the operational aspects in SIA. Though Cargojock ought to get out and not be a pain to everyone, if he is in fact, the same style when he's in uniform.

And whilst everyone is still waiting, my old friends told me that there's no need to worry about the PIC as he's very well connected and slated to be one of future Chief Pilots (well not sure of his chances now..) and the important thing is no one was hurt and we all could learn something from it.
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Old 9th Nov 2011, 06:42
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See, my dear " in my last airline ", you are a bit slack in not able to take over manually and had to do " after thumping checks ". But look here, just the post before this, we have a super duper expat ace at SQ who saved the day twice! despite the non performance of the 2 local slacky F/Os. The local boys must cringe in shame!

And SQ is not grateful enough to make him a " somebody ", how insulting!
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Old 9th Nov 2011, 06:54
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7770vs330...oh dear not so subtle, are you?
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Old 9th Nov 2011, 07:19
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SVQ Auto Lands by F/Os


I can make no comment regarding the Munich incident, except that, possibly there by the grace of God go us all?
My former company, as a matter of `Standard Operating Procedure`, certainly on the 75 anyway, had the F/O allways as the handling Pilot during an Auto Land. At decision height the Captain would take over for the landing, unless a go around was performed & this was still handled by the F/O. This procedure worked very well indeed & it had the added advantage of keeping the F/O fully in the loop during LVP approaches. I used to quite enjoy doing the handling on an LVP & the 75 did well every time. I can't fully see why this system is not used by a number of other large carriers, unless the F/O might be low on experience & hours.
I still use SQ as my International Airline of choice, my only slight bitch is that, with the Munich tech stop now, the SVQ - MAN flight is that much longer in time & starting from AKL, it makes for a very long day.
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Old 9th Nov 2011, 08:28
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You are absolutely right . Your old friends have their info correct. Well let's see how SQ top guns handle one of their own. Interesting to see the outcome.
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Old 9th Nov 2011, 09:49
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Wonder why the hostility? If you speak to the local chaps, they will have a story or 2 to share with regards to flying with inexperienced FOs. They are not unsafe, it's just that the 2 scenarios I had both FOs did not detect it early enough and it was indeed, my responsibility to get it right to manually land, or go around. Bear in mind, 2 failed practice autoland in unprotected airports, in the spate of 8 years with SIA, is not too bad a stats. Your rather unfriendly gesture speaks of only couple of reasons that I do not wish to dwell on, but you can spare me the expat ace nonsense, you find the best and the worst in all carriers including the one that I'm working for right now, it's just a matter which get their SOPs right in taking care of the weakest links.

Was really a career cross road around 2000 that I had to move on to the bus or take up the 777 offer with SIA. Hence the screen name.

I have heard more, just like you did. I will not disclose any more unnecessarily just like the rest who're still with SIA. Despite the fact that nobody is glad of any incident, in this case the outcome would be quite interesting to keep tab consider the fact that 4th floor was rather harsh on normal line crew after some noticeable incidents.
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Old 9th Nov 2011, 21:23
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for that capt rain-who bolakrishnan who prowl this forum whenever SQ is in the news, he has an axe to grind too. not forgetting the tens of million suit against MH too. interesting to see how a black adder operates in this humid tropics!
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Old 10th Nov 2011, 10:58
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Looks like tire failure to me. I'm almost sure of it, as seen from the black smoke.

So much fuss over blaming the FO over a botched auto land. Shame on you all.

Edit: the was a link to the video just before this posting. It's missing now.

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