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1st Oct 2019, 15:10
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Posted By alf5071h

Ian, it could be read as … An emerging problem...

Ian, it could be read as …
An emerging problem of bias in how the industry, individuals, interpret words; adverse effect of internet - simple, instant answers - acceptance without thought....
1st Oct 2019, 14:39
Replies: 84
Views: 35,430
Posted By alf5071h

‘I bet there are some former EE Lightning drivers...

‘I bet there are some former EE Lightning drivers looking at that and thinking 'where are all the switches?'

But have these new ‘inceptors’ more functional switching than on The Lightning radar...
1st Oct 2019, 14:30
Replies: 3,118
Views: 2,737,372
Posted By alf5071h

yanrair, #2750, ‘i don't think runaway stab is...

yanrair, #2750,
‘i don't think runaway stab is avoidable on any type?’
Any solution would involve compromise, uncertainty, degree of acceptability, the relative contributions of the man-machine...
1st Oct 2019, 09:11
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Views: 2,737,372
Posted By alf5071h

Tomaski, #2746 ‘… a conflict between theory and...

Tomaski, #2746
‘… a conflict between theory and reality.‘
Humans tend to categorise solutions as either-or, true-false, which in the digital age reinforced with binary thinking.
The reality which...
30th Sep 2019, 14:51
Replies: 3,118
Views: 2,737,372
Posted By alf5071h

‘To use an analogy, there was a time when the...

‘To use an analogy, there was a time when the hazards of low-level windshear and microburst phenomenon were not well-appreciated. Now we practice windshear recoveries all the time because prompt...
29th Sep 2019, 17:37
Replies: 75
Views: 33,009
Posted By alf5071h

Tomaski, #40, the skills required for awareness -...

Tomaski, #40, the skills required for awareness - understanding, do not involve a motor function.
Without previous experience aiding appropriate understanding there is little opportunity to identify...
29th Sep 2019, 13:20
Replies: 75
Views: 33,009
Posted By alf5071h

The FAA's … theory …

As yet we have not seen the FAAs submission. It is reported as:-

“The FAA's concerns turn on the theory that many pilots lost or never attained adequate manual flying skills because they have come...
27th Sep 2019, 11:29
Replies: 85
Views: 61,234
Posted By alf5071h

Asimov rule #1

Our industry is at the boundary of rule #1; technological capability, need for automation, economics, balanced by human judgement in complex processes of design, checking, testing, and approval....
24th Sep 2019, 06:11
Replies: 85
Views: 61,234
Posted By alf5071h

HFP, :ok: :D Well stated; a much needed...

HFP, :ok: :D

Well stated; a much needed reminder, a refocusing of safety prioritises for the industry.
4th Sep 2019, 17:49
Replies: 105
Views: 112,478
Posted By alf5071h

sonic #60, thank you; we agree about the issue,...

sonic #60, thank you; we agree about the issue, but not necessarily the mechanism of how operations work or should work.
An international industry cannot depend on local knowledge, or rely on...
4th Sep 2019, 15:37
Replies: 105
Views: 112,478
Posted By alf5071h

sonic, #55, In FAA land, irrespective of who...

sonic, #55,
In FAA land, irrespective of who initiates a visual approach - need to see the airport, etc, there is no statement of change of responsibility for aircraft separation when flying an IFR...
4th Sep 2019, 09:17
Replies: 105
Views: 112,478
Posted By alf5071h

#48 “… good debate” :ok: … often overlooked,...

#48 “… good debate” :ok:
… often overlooked, hampered by fixed views, and the increasing complexity of aviation operations.
The ‘system’ more often assumes that operations are only ‘complicated’,...
20th Aug 2019, 06:44
Replies: 3,118
Views: 2,737,372
Posted By alf5071h

‘SOPs are not standard’

Work-as-imagined (WAI) refers to the various assumptions, explicit or implicit, that people have about how their or others’ work should be done.
Work-as-done (WAD) refers to how something is...
12th Jul 2019, 16:24
Replies: 3,118
Views: 2,737,372
Posted By alf5071h

An interesting if slightly biased overview of the...

An interesting if slightly biased overview of the issues.
‘… this is too important to be left to the engineering nerds?‘ I Disagree.

The technicalities identified so far cannot be overcome by...
12th Jul 2019, 10:17
Replies: 5
Views: 2,673
Posted By alf5071h

fdr, :ok: Had difficulty with the...

fdr, :ok:
Had difficulty with the “Ferringhi's/Wei kuk in's/Gwailo's etc”, so too did the web searches.

But in all else a very good overview; noting that there is no such thing as ‘fake news”,...
7th Jul 2019, 16:49
Replies: 102
Views: 65,872
Posted By alf5071h

The central aspect of the safety notice is...

The central aspect of the safety notice is awareness of the aircraft’s trim condition, particularly with conventional trim systems.

Several off-topic posts imply ‘the crew must have known that ”,...
5th Jul 2019, 16:11
Replies: 102
Views: 65,872
Posted By alf5071h

Chris 2303, #37 “CAA … Surely they bear some...

Chris 2303, #37

“CAA … Surely they bear some responsibility”
Responsibility, yes. But life is grey; what is responsibility, why or how to proportion responsibility.
With hindsight every ‘player’...
4th Jul 2019, 15:34
Replies: 102
Views: 65,872
Posted By alf5071h

First, read the question, then provide an answer.

The CAA Safety Notice should be read carefully, evaluating critically what is written, opposed to what people might wish it to state.

The subject is pilot awareness of aircraft trim state, and...
3rd Jun 2019, 08:12
Replies: 3,118
Views: 2,737,372
Posted By alf5071h

yanrair, “My view? Bite the bullet and train...

yanrair,
“My view? Bite the bullet and train them. But, the core of the problem is there aren’t enough of them with the “right stuff” to be trained.”
You appear to exclude yourself - ‘train them’,...
Replies: 10
Views: 4,306
Posted By alf5071h

Thanks CG, Hawkins discusses error rate, but...

Thanks CG,
Hawkins discusses error rate, but not the implications about detection and safety.
He considers the question of a normal error rate, but not in terms of an average pilot.
Also, the...
2nd Jun 2019, 16:29
Replies: 8
Views: 1,702
Posted By alf5071h

Also note the Smithsonian series on America from...

Also note the Smithsonian series on America from the Air, and America States.
All based on impressive air-to-ground filming; a touristic education, but the narration identifies some historical...
Replies: 10
Views: 4,306
Posted By alf5071h

CaptainGrizzley, It would be interesting to...

CaptainGrizzley,
It would be interesting to understand why the reference is required, and how it would be used.

The quote ‘as long as those mistakes are identified, incidents and accidents can be...
23rd May 2019, 15:53
Replies: 103
Views: 67,509
Posted By alf5071h

Recent discussions have revolved around the man...

Recent discussions have revolved around the man and machine. The inconclusive (different) views reflect the difficulty in defining the problem, together with the natural human dislike of uncertainty....
18th May 2019, 07:38
Replies: 185
Views: 135,078
Posted By alf5071h

Member Berry, et al, # 90 Not so much off...

Member Berry, et al, # 90
Not so much off topic, but the reality of managing difficult situations.
Such problems are described as ‘wicked’ - https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wicked_problem
“Wicked...
16th May 2019, 21:50
Replies: 82
Views: 84,488
Posted By alf5071h

Flight Systems Have Become Too Complicated

‘There are airline pilots that are not capable of recognizing and mitigating certain system failures.’
(WSJ #48)

There are also designers, regulators, and managers who are not capable of...
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