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20th Aug 2017, 10:36
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Posted By Old Carthusian

Certainly learning from the incident - why it...

Certainly learning from the incident - why it happened is important. I would not deny that. However, what Ian W and Darkbarly miss I think is that any organisation needs to set limits. Things which...
19th Aug 2017, 12:14
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Views: 582,739
Posted By Old Carthusian

Holes lining up is actually not as relevant as...

Holes lining up is actually not as relevant as some think. If one shifts one's perspective and looks at it from the point of passengers dying can you give the people who died their lives back? So...
19th Aug 2017, 11:37
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Views: 582,739
Posted By Old Carthusian

Yes it is an absolute - a pilot flying other...

Yes it is an absolute - a pilot flying other people is responsible for them. And I don't recall Ghandi, Schumacher, Tiger Woods, Michael Jordan, Mother Theresa or Nelson Mandela being pilots. Lets...
19th Aug 2017, 10:53
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Views: 582,739
Posted By Old Carthusian

That's the way to improve things..string them up,...

That's the way to improve things..string them up, no need for further questions....but that improves safety for the rest of us who operate into "big" airports with multiple runways how, exactly? We...
18th Aug 2017, 10:58
Replies: 1,221
Views: 582,739
Posted By Old Carthusian

Hi All I've been following this incident with...

Hi All
I've been following this incident with interest and observing the reactions of various people closely. OK my flying experience is limited to grass airfields so I don't know commercial...
15th Apr 2017, 07:51
Replies: 1,174
Views: 358,681
Posted By Old Carthusian

United will not want this case to go to court. It...

United will not want this case to go to court. It is already an A1 PR disaster and with the evidence available a good attorney will make mincemeat of any defence. The defendants are themselves...
14th Apr 2017, 03:49
Replies: 1,174
Views: 358,681
Posted By Old Carthusian

Thanks for the explanation , old carthusian . You...

Thanks for the explanation , old carthusian . You point out that I missed the point that he had a ticket . Oh he had a ticket ? Yep , but there are only so many seats , so someone must deplane . The...
11th Apr 2017, 06:18
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Views: 358,681
Posted By Old Carthusian

West Coast "I as a worker bee however...

West Coast

"I as a worker bee however concern myself as to whether the process given to the employees was followed. Given what I can see at this point, highlighted by Oscar's letter indicate to me...
11th Apr 2017, 04:44
Replies: 1,174
Views: 358,681
Posted By Old Carthusian

West Coast This is not an issue of...

West Coast
This is not an issue of airline/passenger rights but a customer service issue plain and simple. As one with extensive experience in PR I would like to offer a few thoughts.

No matter...
27th May 2016, 04:17
Replies: 61
Views: 43,376
Posted By Old Carthusian

8che I think most would take issue with your...

8che
I think most would take issue with your statement that 'every instruction to you is optional'. Even though I understand your logic and argument your elucidation of the concept is too crude. One...
Forum: Tech Log
30th Oct 2015, 11:46
Replies: 205
Views: 29,463
Posted By Old Carthusian

It's an interesting debate but a historical...

It's an interesting debate but a historical approach clearly indicates that more automation leads to more safety. One examines the accidents due to pilot error and as the function is taken out of the...
1st Aug 2015, 01:37
Replies: 918
Views: 1,031,955
Posted By Old Carthusian

Are Out Suicide frequently isn't a rational act...

Are Out
Suicide frequently isn't a rational act and the signs that someone is going to commit suicide are often missed or not understood. At the moment pilot suicide is the most plausible...
30th Mar 2015, 02:08
Replies: 3,529
Views: 4,931,120
Posted By Old Carthusian

eezeegeebee Your advocated approach is no doubt...

eezeegeebee
Your advocated approach is no doubt right when the actual situation is unclear but when one has sufficient information on which to form a conclusion then it is also legitimate to shall...
2nd Apr 2014, 07:58
Replies: 69
Views: 32,562
Posted By Old Carthusian

There are no high minded principles involved in...

There are no high minded principles involved in this dispute just a desire to maintain a rather privileged situation by the pilots and a desire to eliminate it by the company. That being said this...
19th Mar 2014, 07:32
Replies: 11,824
Views: 21,292,952
Posted By Old Carthusian

The statistical approach whilst attractive is...

The statistical approach whilst attractive is fundamentally flawed. Just because an event happens frequently and even more frequently than other events does not mean that it will prove to be the...
11th Mar 2014, 00:28
Replies: 11,824
Views: 21,292,952
Posted By Old Carthusian

I am not surprised at all the speculation going...

I am not surprised at all the speculation going on here - this is clearly a very unusual accident and the eventual explanation will be of a very unusual and rare nature. One would not have expected...
14th Jul 2013, 23:27
Replies: 2,399
Views: 1,894,674
Posted By Old Carthusian

Farmer - you miss the point. Air travel has...

Farmer - you miss the point. Air travel has gotten safer since the good old days primarily due to automation which allows a lot of the pilots who might be tempted to hand fly badly to land and...
14th Jul 2013, 08:39
Replies: 2,399
Views: 1,894,674
Posted By Old Carthusian

A note to all those who believe that automation...

A note to all those who believe that automation is somehow a serious factor in this accident. Go to the accident websites and research how many accidents there were in the 'good old days' when we...
17th Jan 2013, 03:54
Replies: 2,186
Views: 897,828
Posted By Old Carthusian

The batteries in this case are made by Yuasa - a...

The batteries in this case are made by Yuasa - a Japanese company. Personally, I am beginning to suspect that the global nature of this project has proved a bit too much of a management challenge for...
Forum: Tech Log
3rd Nov 2012, 08:52
Replies: 1,064
Views: 124,116
Posted By Old Carthusian

Hello again everybody Can anyone tell my why...

Hello again everybody
Can anyone tell my why after the official report there are 35 pages of debate about what is a fairly clear sequence of events and set of causes? I have no inclination to read...
Forum: Tech Log
11th Jun 2012, 00:53
Replies: 1,550
Views: 202,995
Posted By Old Carthusian

ALF I see your point but can't find myself in...

ALF
I see your point but can't find myself in agreement with it. We do not have any evidence that the crew actually followed any procedure to identify what the cause of the initial situation was....
Forum: Tech Log
8th Jun 2012, 03:02
Replies: 1,550
Views: 202,995
Posted By Old Carthusian

alf5071h The issue here would be whether the...

alf5071h
The issue here would be whether the knowledge available could be expected to be used by the individuals concerned and whether it was indeed provided for that purpose. Furthermore, one could...
Forum: Tech Log
8th Jun 2012, 01:29
Replies: 1,550
Views: 202,995
Posted By Old Carthusian

chrisN I am a general aviation pilot (biplanes,...

chrisN
I am a general aviation pilot (biplanes, biplanes, biplanes) so I hope you will forgive me if my suppositions are wrong. I always understood it that modern civil airliners flew with a set of...
Forum: Tech Log
8th Jun 2012, 00:50
Replies: 1,550
Views: 202,995
Posted By Old Carthusian

Turbine D I would argue that what we are doing...

Turbine D
I would argue that what we are doing is very definitely not 'hindsight'. To my mind the question with hindsight is 'could the actions taken in the past have been avoided with the knowledge...
Forum: Tech Log
7th Jun 2012, 09:23
Replies: 1,550
Views: 202,995
Posted By Old Carthusian

Lyman You're right - this is not hindsight but...

Lyman
You're right - this is not hindsight but something which can be spotted in a professional and efficient organisation. Air France's own audit highlighted issues with flight crew but these...
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