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Easy on British TV 9th May odd event.

Old 10th May 2019, 00:43
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Easy on British TV 9th May odd event.

Did anyone see Easy tonight or recently - the flight with a flap warning light?
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Old 10th May 2019, 02:42
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Over done drama. FLAP/SLAT SYSTEM 1 FAULT (1 of the 2 computers cautioned).
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Old 10th May 2019, 05:47
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Yes, overdramatised and incorrect, the commentator was saying it might make one flap not come down - this is NOT the case, as long as system 2 is ok it just means the flaps will be slow. Also he was saying it was a RED warning light, not AFAIK!
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And...oh my god....they might have to do a manual landing....
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The "Let's go gear down" with sound effects for gear going down at 100' just seconds before landing with 3 greens clearly visible was obviously a very badly timed dub.
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Old 10th May 2019, 06:43
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Additionally if there was a possibility that flaps wouldn’t be working on one side etc - you wouldn’t wait until the approach to ‘see’ if they work!
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Old 10th May 2019, 07:27
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Why are easyJet even allowing this?
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Thats the problem witht these kind of shows, they could be good, and offer an insight and some learning for people not in the know, but instead some folk sit there and analyze the hell out of everything and start asking silly questions about why they did this and that, and thats not safe etc.

Just watch the programme.
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Old 10th May 2019, 07:46
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This is what happens when they allow pilots to watch TV shows about airplanes... it should have had a warning beforehand that it was designed for the general public and nit factually accurate. We’re talking ITV here not Discovery Channel.

Im sure that a similar documentary about Doctors or Architects would be equally badly constructed.
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Old 10th May 2019, 07:50
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I think the doc shows Easy in a good light - the pilots have seemed human and professional. The people it is aimed at are not those that hang around here, but the general public who have no clue how to fly a plane. They're hardly going to be querying what point the gear is lowered.

I'm sure Easy will be vetting what is shown. You probably won't see a full emergency.
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Old 10th May 2019, 08:03
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Seemed reasonable to me, and certainly showed The Public some of the things that cause delays (which is all they really care about, yes?). Cockpit details like the 'late gear' will not be noticed by most.
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Im sure that a similar documentary about Doctors or Architects would be equally badly constructed.
Spot on OR. We get lots of surgeons desperate to allow these fly on the wall documentary companies into hospitals to puff up their ego. They are cheap entertainment - cheap that is for these often fly by night companies that pay the participants nothing and are sometimes nothing more than a couple of Go Pros taped to the operating lights or the dashboard of the police car who then sell out at £1000 a minute plus repeat fees. They disrupt the subject and misrepresent what is happening BUT to many people, including I suspect Easyjet, any publicity is good publicity. How much would it cost Easyjet to run 30 minute adverts every week? Entertainment yes, documentary no.
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Wasn't there a thread about last week's programme too ? The feature being Lady pilots who got lost at AMS. Whole thread seems to have been taken down or moved.
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Old 10th May 2019, 09:27
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I was impressed with the lady Captain in the first episode, thought she was very good at her job and had to be; got the impression that it was basically single pilot IFR. She even had to do the cabin crews job, as they couldn’t handle a sick passenger.
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Would you like a camera in your face when doing base training or your first line landing? I think not!
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I would go back if anything was very serious, but for the most part I'd stay belted to the seat.

The "Let's go gear down" with sound effects for gear going down at 100' just seconds before landing with 3 greens clearly visible was obviously a very badly timed dub.
Yep, this was it. Very odd. Edited time-line? Hope so. But who made the first call?

I liked the lady captain, but then, it's probably just a desire to be mothered.
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