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19th Jul 2019, 15:21
Replies: 1
Views: 118
Posted By Check Airman

Father of the CVR/FDR

Interesting BBC article on the guy who came up with this nifty little tool.

https://www.bbc.com/news/world-australia-49012771
19th Jul 2019, 03:25
Replies: 35
Views: 13,215
Posted By Check Airman

Assuming the runways had ILS, it seems like the...

Assuming the runways had ILS, it seems like the PIC should have exercised emergency authority a lot earlier. I hope this isn't one of those cases where the reasoning was that "the book says we...
Forum: Tech Log
18th Jul 2019, 05:15
Replies: 16
Views: 2,293
Posted By Check Airman

In Florida, we get thunderstorms all summer long....

In Florida, we get thunderstorms all summer long. The ATC here are top notch, and can seemingly thread a needle through the storm cells, and find a generally smooth ride.

My airline has provided...
Forum: Tech Log
13th Jul 2019, 20:16
Replies: 40
Views: 8,970
Posted By Check Airman

Most airports won't accept their deceleration...

Most airports won't accept their deceleration schedule either. We make it work though.
Forum: Tech Log
11th Jul 2019, 23:01
Replies: 21
Views: 2,648
Posted By Check Airman

The GPS antenna under the plane is for navigation...

The GPS antenna under the plane is for navigation in the southern hemisphere :}
10th Jul 2019, 03:37
Replies: 47
Views: 26,524
Posted By Check Airman

Unfortunately, nowadays the first thing people do...

Unfortunately, nowadays the first thing people do when something unusual happens is take out their phones.
Forum: Tech Log
8th Jul 2019, 09:11
Replies: 47
Views: 7,898
Posted By Check Airman

:D Some people think too hard. I wait a few...

:D

Some people think too hard. I wait a few seconds before starting the APU, as recommended (A320). I've seen more than one person push the start switch immediately after the master though.
Forum: Tech Log
7th Jul 2019, 14:19
Replies: 47
Views: 7,898
Posted By Check Airman

I don't have a dog in this fight, but interesting...

I don't have a dog in this fight, but interesting discussion anyway. Let's say you land and go to the ramp within 5 minutes. How much warm air actually gets to the APU? Wouldn't you have to be moving...
Forum: Tech Log
4th Jul 2019, 17:03
Replies: 6
Views: 1,632
Posted By Check Airman

They do something similar in Atlanta and...

They do something similar in Atlanta and Philadelphia as well.
Forum: Tech Log
4th Jul 2019, 00:33
Replies: 40
Views: 8,970
Posted By Check Airman

I dream for a day when fleet managers stop making...

I dream for a day when fleet managers stop making up their own procedures.
Forum: Tech Log
1st Jul 2019, 21:21
Replies: 40
Views: 8,970
Posted By Check Airman

What's more troubling is the person who goes from...

What's more troubling is the person who goes from max reverse to forward idle at once. Absolutely no need for that.

Thanks for the FCOM reference that says to store them before vacating, and at...
Forum: Tech Log
1st Jul 2019, 14:53
Replies: 40
Views: 8,970
Posted By Check Airman

I'm sure they're risks. There's risk associated...

I'm sure they're risks. There's risk associated with walking down the stairs. I do it when necessary, with your logic. Why stow them when you're still decelerating?
Forum: Tech Log
29th Jun 2019, 13:16
Replies: 48
Views: 14,899
Posted By Check Airman

We got a paragraph saying that there are...

We got a paragraph saying that there are differences.
Forum: Middle East
28th Jun 2019, 03:52
Replies: 36
Views: 24,189
Posted By Check Airman

Just to play devil's advocate here: What's...

Just to play devil's advocate here:

What's wrong with not wanting to fly with jackass captains? If I had my way, all the captains would be easy going.

In terms of doing stuff "their way". I'm...
Forum: Tech Log
18th Jun 2019, 08:30
Replies: 23
Views: 4,651
Posted By Check Airman

Thanks. Didn't know X-Plane was that...

Thanks. Didn't know X-Plane was that sophisticated.
16th Jun 2019, 22:52
Replies: 49
Views: 46,574
Posted By Check Airman

That was my first thought as well. Hopefully with...

That was my first thought as well. Hopefully with electronically controlled engines, that failure mode is less of an issue. On to different, newer failures then...
Forum: Tech Log
16th Jun 2019, 00:18
Replies: 21
Views: 3,610
Posted By Check Airman

The same distance it takes a a truck to slow from...

The same distance it takes a a truck to slow from 30mph...;)
Forum: Tech Log
16th Jun 2019, 00:15
Replies: 33
Views: 7,613
Posted By Check Airman

Once you learn to read metars and tafs, it's much...

Once you learn to read metars and tafs, it's much easier to scan. The decoded one takes a lot of time to decipher.

Agree that the NOTAM format needs to be changed though.
Forum: Tech Log
13th Jun 2019, 13:52
Replies: 23
Views: 4,651
Posted By Check Airman

Interesting numbers. Which program did you use?

Interesting numbers. Which program did you use?
Forum: Tech Log
11th Jun 2019, 03:32
Replies: 2
Views: 1,593
Posted By Check Airman

Ours will happily print a stale ATIS. Seems like...

Ours will happily print a stale ATIS. Seems like a company option.
Forum: Tech Log
8th Jun 2019, 01:59
Replies: 64
Views: 18,429
Posted By Check Airman

If your assumed pax weights are wrong, your Vapp...

If your assumed pax weights are wrong, your Vapp will also be wrong. If the Vapp is sitting right above Vls, I'll add a few knots, just in case.

3kts shouldn't make you unstable. In our books, the...
8th Jun 2019, 01:19
Replies: 6,512
Views: 5,400,425
Posted By Check Airman

Our pay system is totally unlike the (more or...

Our pay system is totally unlike the (more or less) flat salary that you'd get at BA. That leads to different work rules. Let's say I'm on a narrowbody, and have 4 trips this month, each 4 days long....
Forum: Tech Log
8th Jun 2019, 01:03
Replies: 17
Views: 2,867
Posted By Check Airman

Thanks tdracer Always enjoy getting your...

Thanks tdracer

Always enjoy getting your unique input.
Forum: Tech Log
6th Jun 2019, 16:29
Replies: 17
Views: 2,867
Posted By Check Airman

Makes sense. Thanks Intruder.

Makes sense. Thanks Intruder.
Forum: Tech Log
6th Jun 2019, 01:30
Replies: 17
Views: 2,867
Posted By Check Airman

What does an aeronautical engineer do?

Forgive the silly question, but if you're employed to Boeing or Airbus as an aeronautical engineer, and the company's not working on a new design, what would your duties involve? Presumably, there's...
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