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17th Jun 2019, 11:18
Replies: 33
Views: 4,797
Posted By Lookleft

I was referring to the Hawker Typhoon,as the...

I was referring to the Hawker Typhoon,as the example given was the BP Defiant.
17th Jun 2019, 09:19
Replies: 33
Views: 4,797
Posted By Lookleft

The Chinese are still trying to put the C919 into...

The Chinese are still trying to put the C919 into service. The F 35 could also turn out to be like the Typhoon, troubled at the start but devastating when it mattered. According to the head of...
17th Jun 2019, 07:21
Replies: 503
Views: 379,227
Posted By Lookleft

Thats the problem with the MAX being a hybrid...

Thats the problem with the MAX being a hybrid between analogue and digital. If they had changed it to FBW then it would have required re certification. The crux of the whole mess has been Boeings...
17th Jun 2019, 07:12
Replies: 33
Views: 4,797
Posted By Lookleft

Its not just the hardware and software, compare...

Its not just the hardware and software, compare the Me 262 against the Mustang. It also comes down to Command and Control, morale and the "corporate culture" of the military. History is littered with...
15th Jun 2019, 23:32
Replies: 33
Views: 4,797
Posted By Lookleft

Defense expenditure has always been a large part...

Defense expenditure has always been a large part of any countries budget no matter which era we live in. From my limited knowledge of the F35 it is its capability is in integrating all battlefield...
Forum: Questions
13th Jun 2019, 22:48
Replies: 7
Views: 1,452
Posted By Lookleft

A technique I picked up from a Tony Kerns book is...

A technique I picked up from a Tony Kerns book is to write out a study plan over 6 months or 12 months of what to study. That way you have a target to aim for and it will cover FCOM, SOPs and any...
13th Jun 2019, 22:38
Replies: 17
Views: 5,837
Posted By Lookleft

Deb was also head of safety at KLM and had her...

Deb was also head of safety at KLM and had her own company teaching safety investigation techniques. I would imagine that her award was also an acknowledgment of her contribution to flight safety.
11th Jun 2019, 00:42
Replies: 17
Views: 5,837
Posted By Lookleft

Well deserved. Its a pity Jetstar didn't find a...

Well deserved. Its a pity Jetstar didn't find a way to hang on to her skills and talents and make her the first female airline Chief Pilot.
16th Sep 2018, 12:31
Replies: 24
Views: 5,233
Posted By Lookleft

They certainly do plan for the long term, the...

They certainly do plan for the long term, the Premier got himself voted in for life basically. You can only really plan for the long term when you know who the leader will be.
16th Sep 2018, 12:28
Replies: 4
Views: 2,033
Posted By Lookleft

The long running question has always been, who...

The long running question has always been, who was at the controls?
14th Sep 2018, 05:34
Replies: 2,237
Views: 1,884,503
Posted By Lookleft

Thats why they become flight ops managers.

Thats why they become flight ops managers.
14th Sep 2018, 05:32
Replies: 1,185
Views: 432,410
Posted By Lookleft

I know what you felt and continue to feel about...

I know what you felt and continue to feel about losing a colleague and friend CN. My first attendance at a pilot's funeral was at age 24 and that is a long time ago. There were quite a few after...
14th Sep 2018, 01:54
Replies: 2,237
Views: 1,884,503
Posted By Lookleft

I don't doubt for a minute that is the attitude...

I don't doubt for a minute that is the attitude of a lot of younger pilots and with the numbers required in the future it will only become more prevalent. Mind you I did once meet a retired 747...
14th Sep 2018, 01:52
Replies: 19
Views: 1,618
Posted By Lookleft

Define "safety body"

Define "safety body"
13th Sep 2018, 08:15
Replies: 1,185
Views: 432,410
Posted By Lookleft

The problem for an investigation, if it is an...

The problem for an investigation, if it is an incorrect trim setting, is that often the evidence can be destroyed in the crash.
13th Sep 2018, 04:23
Replies: 1,185
Views: 432,410
Posted By Lookleft

There was a 310 out of Tamworth in 2005 that got...

There was a 310 out of Tamworth in 2005 that got airborne and rolled over on its back with an obvious outcome. It took the ATSB a while to work that out but eventually they come to the conclusion...
10th Sep 2018, 10:25
Replies: 1,185
Views: 432,410
Posted By Lookleft

But the litigation cannot be based on anything...

But the litigation cannot be based on anything presented in the final report, they will have to collect their own evidence or wait for the coronial.
Forum: Jet Blast
10th Sep 2018, 09:08
Replies: 166
Views: 5,897
Posted By Lookleft

Its interesting that there is a prevailing view...

Its interesting that there is a prevailing view that the new religion of Science has put an absolute end to faith. you might want to have a look at this bloke's CV
...
7th Sep 2018, 08:28
Replies: 18
Views: 7,056
Posted By Lookleft

Was the Yak one of the new builds that were...

Was the Yak one of the new builds that were available from Russia?
6th Sep 2018, 09:19
Replies: 2,237
Views: 1,884,503
Posted By Lookleft

Performance on the day can play a big part in...

Performance on the day can play a big part in whether you land the job. That includes the psychometric and interview. I knew a bloke a long time ago who was interviewed by Ansett and by his own...
Forum: Tech Log
6th Sep 2018, 09:12
Replies: 65
Views: 8,060
Posted By Lookleft

Thankyou zzuf and JT you have been most...

Thankyou zzuf and JT you have been most informative and I have learned a lot from your posts. Its a great thing about Pprune that pilots of significant experience pass on their knowledge to those of...
4th Sep 2018, 10:14
Replies: 23
Views: 3,893
Posted By Lookleft

Thats very clever because if you swap the two...

Thats very clever because if you swap the two protagonists around it is still a true statement!



If you fly LCC, at least in Australia, both statements are true.
4th Sep 2018, 07:55
Replies: 23
Views: 3,893
Posted By Lookleft

The unfortunate fact is the obnoxious older...

The unfortunate fact is the obnoxious older Australians are very much sober and having had the benefit of being raised in a time of etiquette being important, should know better. Young people being...
4th Sep 2018, 03:20
Replies: 23
Views: 3,893
Posted By Lookleft

You only have to read the many posts from a...

You only have to read the many posts from a select few posters who are very much part of the older generation to see rudeness on display. I witnessed some appalling behavior overseas recently where...
4th Sep 2018, 03:02
Replies: 8
Views: 1,680
Posted By Lookleft

On 30 minute turnarounds when I am already 60...

On 30 minute turnarounds when I am already 60 minutes late I just carry more fuel.:ok:
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