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1st Jan 2015, 16:57
Replies: 3,924
Views: 3,821,986
Posted By Springer1

And it's not just 'Asian' crews. Some of the...

And it's not just 'Asian' crews. Some of the folks I fly with still think it is an entitlement to play video games and watch movies on their tablets while at the controls. After NW 188 overflew MSP...
22nd Nov 2013, 02:51
Replies: 310
Views: 152,716
Posted By Springer1

"Genuine question - is this likely to be a career...

"Genuine question - is this likely to be a career ender for these guys?
Or a `don't ever do that again' kind of discussion."


In the Brussels DC-10 incident the Capt was "asked" to retire...
6th Jul 2013, 19:42
Replies: 2,399
Views: 1,917,529
Posted By Springer1

Admiral, I was thinking the same, a MD-80 at...

Admiral, I was thinking the same, a MD-80 at Edwards AFB, CA. No flap landing by a FAA evaluator.


Aircraft Crash Landing Video a Plane hits Runway Tail Falls Off an MD 80 on Test Flight Hard...
6th Jul 2013, 19:34
Replies: 2,399
Views: 1,917,529
Posted By Springer1

Fire may have come after the evacuation.

Fire may have come after the evacuation.
11th Nov 2011, 22:50
Replies: 77
Views: 36,238
Posted By Springer1

"Airbubba, thanks for the book reference, it...

"Airbubba, thanks for the book reference, it makes interesting reading."


The capt had a colorful personality that some avoided prior to the '90 incident.

Glad it turned out well for both...
Forum: Tech Log
27th May 2011, 16:11
Replies: 3,435
Views: 1,371,666
Posted By Springer1

"How can 3 highly qualified pilots persist in...

"How can 3 highly qualified pilots persist in maintaining a stall for so long without someone figuring out that they have got it wrong."



Probably because they were overwhelmed by the...
Forum: Tech Log
25th Apr 2011, 03:42
Replies: 10
Views: 10,792
Posted By Springer1

At MY computed TOD, my first choice is to use V/S...

At MY computed TOD, my first choice is to use V/S for its smoothness in the initial pitch and descent vs Open Decent or Managed. I select the current speed then SLOWLY crank the V/S towards 3000"...
Forum: Tech Log
27th Sep 2010, 15:02
Replies: 27
Views: 11,975
Posted By Springer1

"I don't remember where and when but my mind...

"I don't remember where and when but my mind reminds me of a publication in which airbus was saying that was going to programme the autotrim of the airbus to give a slight nose down input so that the...
13th May 2010, 08:08
Replies: 7
Views: 904
Posted By Springer1

I was curious too as to how well I was going to...

I was curious too as to how well I was going to handle the side stick on the left side. At the time I owned an RV-4 with a center stick and being right handed I had a hard time with finess when...
13th May 2010, 07:56
Replies: 11
Views: 1,581
Posted By Springer1

There was probably no purpose other than it is...

There was probably no purpose other than it is very exhilarating to do. Especially when fuel for a particular mission was not an issue.
28th Mar 2010, 05:33
Replies: 83
Views: 34,537
Posted By Springer1

"My father was in the initial cadre at Northwest...

"My father was in the initial cadre at Northwest on the DC-10 as a young flight engineer, must have been about 1970."


Huckster,

May have flown with your father either on the '10 or 727...
28th Nov 2009, 13:41
Replies: 701
Views: 183,662
Posted By Springer1

p51guy you are exactly right. NWA does...

p51guy you are exactly right.

NWA does call it a FOM, not sure what Delta calls it. Many changes occuring in the transition to Delta, some in the operational area are not an improvement. NWA...
25th Nov 2009, 03:25
Replies: 44
Views: 9,511
Posted By Springer1

"(not to mention the infamous Northwest rostering...

"(not to mention the infamous Northwest rostering system that consumed them on their laptops)."


Actually NWA has one of the best computer rostering systems of all the airlines. It was the...
3rd Nov 2009, 23:39
Replies: 701
Views: 183,662
Posted By Springer1

"I quite frankly "lost it" and expressed in no...

"I quite frankly "lost it" and expressed in no uncertain terms that especially while the aircraft was in a "dynamic" state and with no other pilot in position, that it was absolutely crazy to not be...
28th Oct 2009, 00:22
Replies: 701
Views: 183,662
Posted By Springer1

"At one time in my career, I expected a very high...

"At one time in my career, I expected a very high level of professionalism in the cockpit. Now, having flown many years. I am surprised when I get a high level of dedication."


I couldn't agree...
25th Oct 2009, 05:55
Replies: 701
Views: 183,662
Posted By Springer1

I find it interesting that the media is...

I find it interesting that the media is describing this as a Northwest event when in fact NWA is now Delta albeit they are a month or so away from a SOC (Single Operating Certificate).
18th Sep 2009, 23:24
Replies: 36
Views: 12,921
Posted By Springer1

Miles, always thought of you as straight shooter....

Miles, always thought of you as straight shooter. Good luck and am looking forward to your Frontline program.

Btw, thank gawd you are no longer associated with CNN and that other "O'Brien."
...
25th Aug 2009, 00:03
Replies: 40
Views: 18,151
Posted By Springer1

Phantoms and 727's. I think I can go to my grave...

Phantoms and 727's. I think I can go to my grave with a smile on my face.
Forum: Questions
2nd Aug 2009, 04:36
Replies: 58
Views: 5,380
Posted By Springer1

Only my wife calls me Captain...but then I am...

Only my wife calls me Captain...but then I am required to address her as Admiral.
Forum: Cabin Crew
2nd Aug 2009, 04:22
Replies: 390
Views: 1,518,821
Posted By Springer1

Tony Curtis...had him on a short flight from...

Tony Curtis...had him on a short flight from LAS-LAX. Funny guy in his seventies, boarded in shorts with a huge cowboy hat. Hit on the lead FA who had no idea who he was.
1st Aug 2009, 17:06
Replies: 78
Views: 21,485
Posted By Springer1

"Wasn't he an FO at Northwest or something like...

"Wasn't he an FO at Northwest or something like that before he went to Airbus?"


Airbus Captain
ALPA staff test pilot
F-4/F-16
USAF Test Pilot School Graduate
Owner/builder RV-8

One of...
29th Jul 2009, 18:36
Replies: 78
Views: 21,485
Posted By Springer1

Having flown with the A380 Captain in the Air...

Having flown with the A380 Captain in the Air Force (Phantoms), the airlines, and our experiemental aircraft (RV's), I'll put him up against any pilot on this board.
22nd Jul 2009, 22:24
Replies: 37
Views: 14,280
Posted By Springer1

"I'm 59 in August, and will retire at age 60. I...

"I'm 59 in August, and will retire at age 60. I can't do this until age 65......."

I hear you. I retired last Aug at 59 and have not looked back.
11th Apr 2009, 06:38
Replies: 48
Views: 19,154
Posted By Springer1

I too retired early at 59 even with a...

I too retired early at 59 even with a reduced/frozen pension. Fortunately my cost of living is low.

I don't miss it. For me it was like a light switch turning off. I distinctly remember climbing...
27th Mar 2009, 00:01
Replies: 93
Views: 13,832
Posted By Springer1

Northwest pilots did go on strike in '98 for two...

Northwest pilots did go on strike in '98 for two weeks and ended up with an improved contract. In their earlier years they were known as Cobra Airlines; strike at anything.

Fight Back! - October...
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