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15th Jul 2017, 02:32
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Posted By ekw

Probably a case of ASS (arrogant skipper...

Probably a case of ASS (arrogant skipper syndrome) with an absence of CRM.
1st Jun 2017, 05:52
Replies: 19
Views: 9,574
Posted By ekw

Captain still in charge

The Australian Govt settled a lot of ex Tamil Tiger type refugees about 4 years ago so any threat from that ethnic group has got to be assessed in the light of their history.

If you had an...
Replies: 272
Views: 287,217
Posted By ekw

You cannot legally do flight training on a visa...

You cannot legally do flight training on a visa waiver or class B tourist visa. You need an M1 (vocational study) visa. To get that your flight school needs to issue you with the appropriate visa...
29th Jul 2015, 18:47
Replies: 2
Views: 8,472
Posted By ekw

removed my own comment - too much off base :)

removed my own comment - too much off base :)
26th Jul 2015, 09:54
Replies: 9
Views: 4,861
Posted By ekw

They never mentioned the weight but I imagine...

They never mentioned the weight but I imagine this would be the biggest limiting factor. Sounds like somebody needs their research grant renewed.
17th Jul 2015, 01:37
Replies: 113
Views: 93,055
Posted By ekw

The Chinese military have a very long chain of...

The Chinese military have a very long chain of command (low trust). Unless there is a crisis and the response has been pre-authorised, by the time they get the general out of his karaoke session...
17th Jul 2015, 01:12
Replies: 113
Views: 93,055
Posted By ekw

I guess Chinese ATC would have attended courses...

I guess Chinese ATC would have attended courses in English jargon but if they are translating in their head then you might have problems with request and require as they come out the same (要求). What...
10th Feb 2015, 02:27
Replies: 749
Views: 664,690
Posted By ekw

Oblivia - very well put. Of course personality...

Oblivia - very well put. Of course personality plays a role as well. There are plenty of narcissistic captains of all nationalities who would crucify you for correcting them if you turned out to be...
8th Feb 2015, 05:43
Replies: 3,924
Views: 3,830,874
Posted By ekw

So lets say 2 in every 10 pilots are aces, 3 are...

So lets say 2 in every 10 pilots are aces, 3 are average and 5 are dunces. Which group does automation help and which group would be less affected by more automation? The logic is simple surely?
2nd Feb 2015, 07:12
Replies: 3,924
Views: 3,830,874
Posted By ekw

Silverstrata, indeed cognitive ability under...

Silverstrata, indeed cognitive ability under stress varies a great deal. You can train for it but then what you are doing is ingraining an automatic response which for the less stress capable will...
1st Feb 2015, 01:23
Replies: 3,924
Views: 3,830,874
Posted By ekw

The final report will vindicate him if...

The final report will vindicate him if appropriate. In the meantime, speculating on possible motives for pulling cb's does serve a useful purpose as it is at least a cautionary tale. Maybe the...
31st Jan 2015, 01:35
Replies: 3,924
Views: 3,830,874
Posted By ekw

Coagie I'd say you are pretty close to the mark...

Coagie I'd say you are pretty close to the mark but it is also down to the most aggresive personality on the review committee or on the board. They usually get their way on the understanding that...
20th Jan 2015, 23:02
Replies: 3,924
Views: 3,830,874
Posted By ekw

Vilters, the analogy with car cruise control is...

Vilters, the analogy with car cruise control is closer to the mark than you perhaps intend. It leads to complacency. People set cruise control in situations where they should have their foot...
14th Jan 2015, 05:11
Replies: 3,924
Views: 3,830,874
Posted By ekw

WSSS My understanding of a deep stall is to...

WSSS

My understanding of a deep stall is to describe a state where the elevators become inoperable due to insufficient airflow and the aircraft cannot pitch out of the stall. This happens more in...
4th Jan 2015, 20:14
Replies: 3,924
Views: 3,830,874
Posted By ekw

Slats11, your economic model is a little off. It...

Slats11, your economic model is a little off. It should be Revenue - (Fixed Costs + Product Costs) = Profit. The biggest fixed cost savings which LCC find is in operating from cheaper airfields. ...
2nd Jan 2015, 13:52
Replies: 3,924
Views: 3,830,874
Posted By ekw

The Java Straits have been churning like a...

The Java Straits have been churning like a washing machine the past few days so this could also explain dispersal of bodies and floating debris.

Autopsies are absolutely needed as part of the...
2nd Jan 2015, 00:50
Replies: 3,924
Views: 3,830,874
Posted By ekw

Curious and curiouser. Maybe they thought they...

Curious and curiouser. Maybe they thought they were fighting a downdraft - engines roaring and stick full back? - not noticing stall because they were below 60kts?

On the other hand if the...
2nd Jan 2015, 00:02
Replies: 3,924
Views: 3,830,874
Posted By ekw

"piloting can't be taught, it must be...

"piloting can't be taught, it must be experienced"

Do you seriously think the designers didn't have experienced pilots on their teams? The computer logic will take into account all rules of...
31st Dec 2014, 00:26
Replies: 3,924
Views: 3,830,874
Posted By ekw

einhverfr - good points indeed. But I think the...

einhverfr - good points indeed. But I think the automation will perform as designed if the aircraft is not exposed to extreme risk. It is always humans that put it there. Once the automatics can no...
30th Dec 2014, 23:36
Replies: 3,924
Views: 3,830,874
Posted By ekw

Automation saves lives. A system can be...

Automation saves lives. A system can be programmed to handle 99% of eventualities but it is always that 1% that catches designers out. It is a human condition that we only focus on the mistakes. ...
30th Dec 2014, 23:02
Replies: 3,924
Views: 3,830,874
Posted By ekw

Murexway - whilst yours is a mature and...

Murexway - whilst yours is a mature and considered view point, airline pilots do not have a monopoly on aircraft crash investigations. A whole range of skills are involved. Even when there is no...
28th Dec 2014, 23:28
Replies: 3,924
Views: 3,830,874
Posted By ekw

In reference to the use of satellite to capture...

In reference to the use of satellite to capture black box data debate:

Actually instead of just using satellite you could have the required data sent to a small onboard processor that performed...
28th Dec 2014, 06:06
Replies: 3,924
Views: 3,830,874
Posted By ekw

Severe turbulence inducing slow speed stall? ...

Severe turbulence inducing slow speed stall? Loss of spatial awareness resulting in excessive control inputs and possible loss of a control surface? No further communication due to extreme stress...
30th Mar 2014, 08:47
Replies: 11,824
Views: 21,469,781
Posted By ekw

There is no liability for defamation of the...

There is no liability for defamation of the deceased. At least not in English Common Law. Whether comments are in good taste is another matter. But the constant refrain from some pilots to stop...
28th Mar 2014, 19:03
Replies: 11,824
Views: 21,469,781
Posted By ekw

So if a bus disappears off a deep ravine you...

So if a bus disappears off a deep ravine you would be prepared to suspect all causes except the driver? Your position is illogical. Any cause which has not been eliminated must stay in the...
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