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21st Oct 2020, 12:45
Replies: 28
Views: 5,485
Posted By aterpster

Too bad MSFS 2020 is useless to serious pilots.

Too bad MSFS 2020 is useless to serious pilots.
Forum: Questions
15th Sep 2020, 12:16
Replies: 38
Views: 20,568
Posted By aterpster

I don't think so.

I don't think so.
9th Aug 2020, 12:45
Replies: 365
Views: 167,254
Posted By aterpster

Are any runways in India grooved? Do any runways...

Are any runways in India grooved? Do any runways in India have EMAS?
8th Aug 2020, 12:54
Replies: 365
Views: 167,254
Posted By aterpster

flightleader You are contradicting yourself....

flightleader

You are contradicting yourself. First, you don't want pilot decisions questioned in this case. Then, you conclude that valuable lessons can be learned from this accident. Well, that...
Forum: Tech Log
3rd Aug 2020, 13:51
Replies: 20
Views: 2,051
Posted By aterpster

The U.S. used to have many of them in the days...

The U.S. used to have many of them in the days where most, if not all ILS, approaches had both a LOM and LMM. However, as I recall an NDB approach could be made using only the LOM.
Forum: Tech Log
2nd Aug 2020, 12:20
Replies: 20
Views: 2,051
Posted By aterpster

When you have two NDBs, that old technology can...

When you have two NDBs, that old technology can save the day, such as at Dubrovnik when the rebels had stolen the ILS ground components. The ILS minimums at Dubrovnik are 200 feet. The NDB minimums...
Forum: Tech Log
1st Aug 2020, 14:12
Replies: 20
Views: 2,051
Posted By aterpster

The Russians know how to use dual NDBs. With a...

The Russians know how to use dual NDBs. With a dual needle RMI you make sure both needles are in lockstep. That yields the most accurate possible track for NDB navigation.
At Dubrovnik had Secretary...
19th Jul 2020, 12:35
Replies: 56
Views: 25,771
Posted By aterpster

tonytales Cabin certification is not the...

tonytales

Cabin certification is not the same as using qualified crew members to staff the cabin. At my airline all pilots and F/Es were qualified to be cabin crew for safety and emergency...
15th Jul 2020, 12:53
Replies: 214
Views: 188,620
Posted By aterpster

They can always express their fantasies during a...

They can always express their fantasies during a hearing.
24th Jun 2020, 12:55
Replies: 1,657
Views: 2,627,683
Posted By aterpster

Seriously doubt that will happen. Just excerpts...

Seriously doubt that will happen. Just excerpts in the final report.
12th Jun 2020, 00:21
Replies: 1,657
Views: 2,627,683
Posted By aterpster

It's not what I want. It is what the NTSB...

It's not what I want. It is what the NTSB detailed docket provides for accidents under their jurisdiction. Very full disclosure and transparency.
11th Jun 2020, 17:32
Replies: 1,657
Views: 2,627,683
Posted By aterpster

I agree with you. Nonetheless, it is not a...

I agree with you. Nonetheless, it is not a transcript. When that accident happened in 2010 I was able to get the information I needed from that report. But, we are used to the NTSB publishing a...
11th Jun 2020, 12:57
Replies: 1,657
Views: 2,627,683
Posted By aterpster

If the Air Blue Flight 202 accident is...

If the Air Blue Flight 202 accident is precedence, which is a reasonable presumption, there won't be a CVR transcript:

https://www.caapakistan.com.pk/Upload/SIBReports/SIB-337.pdf
8th Jun 2020, 13:30
Replies: 1,657
Views: 2,627,683
Posted By aterpster

I find it inconceivable that anyone would attempt...

I find it inconceivable that anyone would attempt to "go" once the "touch" resulted in a loud scraping noise. There was no possible way to know what else would be going wrong after the scraping...
2nd Jun 2020, 12:45
Replies: 1,657
Views: 2,627,683
Posted By aterpster

Doesn't that risk violating the Class D 200 KIAS...

Doesn't that risk violating the Class D 200 KIAS limit at some airports?
28th May 2020, 11:58
Replies: 1,657
Views: 2,627,683
Posted By aterpster

The U.S. has those wherever jet fighters are...

The U.S. has those wherever jet fighters are based, civilian or military bases.
27th May 2020, 12:13
Replies: 1,657
Views: 2,627,683
Posted By aterpster

I was off for over four months near the end of my...

I was off for over four months near the end of my career. The company sent me to the sim for a captain PC then back to the line. I didn't feel uncomfortable at all.
Forum: Tech Log
11th May 2020, 15:58
Replies: 17
Views: 2,074
Posted By aterpster

Thanks! Interesting.

Thanks! Interesting.
Forum: Tech Log
11th May 2020, 14:34
Replies: 17
Views: 2,074
Posted By aterpster

Here is the digital chart supplement for KDEN. I...

Here is the digital chart supplement for KDEN. I find some two, some three RVR runways, but no four RVR runways....
Forum: Tech Log
10th May 2020, 13:57
Replies: 17
Views: 2,074
Posted By aterpster

What airport is that? I haven't seen a 4 RVR...

What airport is that? I haven't seen a 4 RVR runway.
Forum: Tech Log
4th May 2020, 12:58
Replies: 5
Views: 3,551
Posted By aterpster

There is no such plan for FAA instrument ratings.

There is no such plan for FAA instrument ratings.
Forum: Tech Log
18th Apr 2020, 00:24
Replies: 16
Views: 3,447
Posted By aterpster

Talking ICAO PANS-OPS doesn't have "NoPT." That is an FAA...

ICAO PANS-OPS doesn't have "NoPT." That is an FAA term. Then again, at the airport in question, MSAs are operational altitudes. Plus, the airport has two LPV IAPs with TAAs for reference (I know,...
Forum: Tech Log
17th Apr 2020, 13:45
Replies: 16
Views: 3,447
Posted By aterpster

To use FAA terms, I would interpret the segment...

To use FAA terms, I would interpret the segment from the north (D 13.0, 2,500 to D 9.3) to be "NoPT." The fact it is an initial approach segment from an IAF to IF tells me that.
15th Apr 2020, 13:38
Replies: 6
Views: 2,154
Posted By aterpster

I don't suppose those who are now receiving...

I don't suppose those who are now receiving unemployment compensation will be thrilled to hear some airline captains making $300,000+ per year are home watching Netflixs at full pay. Or, did I miss...
Forum: Tech Log
8th Apr 2020, 13:43
Replies: 2
Views: 857
Posted By aterpster

Nope, I am a long-retired airline pilot who was...

Nope, I am a long-retired airline pilot who was ALPA's instrument procedures committee person most of my airline career, and well beyond as a consultant.

"IAF" has to be charted in the U.S. by FAA...
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