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So WestJet almost puts one of their 737 in the water while landing at St-Maarten...

Old 28th Aug 2018, 19:01
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I love how Airbus pilots call Boeing’s “old” technology. True, a 737 is the aeronautical equivalent of a record player and the NG is a brand new record player, with a digital display...however, think about this, the 76 is 2 years older than a 320 and the production line is booked solid for the next 15 years. 30 year old 737’s are still very much in service worldwide and are being converted to freighters in the NG(digital record player) model already as opposed to being converted into beer cans. Another fantastic feature of 200 year old technology is that the Captain can see what FO spike hair instachat is doing with the controls.
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Reading the report, I am a bit confused

In 2016, 1596 unstable approaches were captured, which equates to 0.86% of all approaches conducted by WestJet. Of those, 1452 (approximately 91%) continued to a landing and 144 (approximately 9%) resulted in a go-around. The majority of WestJet’s 1596 unstable approaches in 2016 were characterized by rate-of-descent exceedances, and during 609 of them the aircraft exceeded 1300 fpm for more than 2 seconds during descent between 1000 feet AGL and 500 feet AGL.
In many of the OM I have read, being "unstable" requires a mandatory go around?
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Old 31st Aug 2018, 13:18
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Originally Posted by 4runner View Post
Another fantastic feature of 200 year old technology is that the Captain can see what FO spike hair instachat is doing with the controls.
Laughing hard !!!
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Old 5th Sep 2018, 13:01
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Originally Posted by 4runner View Post
Another fantastic feature of 200 year old technology is that the Captain can see what FO spike hair instachat is doing with the controls.
Oddly enough, there's plenty of "modern" FBW technology that lets the pilot know what the other pilot or the computer is doing with the controls. The F-35, F-18, F-15, 777, 787, 777X all have back driven controls that provide visual and tactile feedback of what is going on. So there's really no reason for a flight control architecture that does not have back driven controls.
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Old 5th Sep 2018, 13:18
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Originally Posted by KenV View Post
Oddly enough, there's plenty of "modern" FBW technology that lets the pilot know what the other pilot or the computer is doing with the controls. The F-35, F-18, F-15, 777, 787, 777X all have back driven controls that provide visual and tactile feedback of what is going on. So there's really no reason for a flight control architecture that does not have back driven controls.
You missed the point.
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Old 5th Sep 2018, 14:16
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Originally Posted by aterpster View Post
You missed the point.
There's a lot of that going around lately
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Old 5th Sep 2018, 15:34
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And around we go again...
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