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8th Jul 2021, 08:28
Replies: 21
Views: 12,284
Posted By alf5071h

Is this type of aircraft fitted with EGPWS ? Was...

Is this type of aircraft fitted with EGPWS ? Was it working ?

Does this operator have other EGPWS equipped aircraft ?

Does the national authority require EGPWS to be fitted ?
Forum: Tech Log
6th Jul 2021, 08:04
Replies: 69
Views: 9,125
Posted By alf5071h

“Why would you need two hands on the control...

“Why would you need two hands on the control wheel. A practice fraught with danger.” … quite so …
I don't know, … not 777 rated.

Perhaps Ppruners, without fear of fault or ridicule, could answer...
Forum: Tech Log
5th Jul 2021, 14:39
Replies: 69
Views: 9,125
Posted By alf5071h

Can the 777 auto throttle be used single engine ?...

Can the 777 auto throttle be used single engine ?

If so, then with habit of not following-up with hands-on, the reach for TOGA switch would be unusual; quick hand movement anticipating two hands...
Forum: Tech Log
22nd Jun 2021, 08:09
Replies: 54
Views: 7,071
Posted By alf5071h

As I recall - experience from ‘have a go flying’;...

As I recall - experience from ‘have a go flying’; the Bereguet 941 only had one ‘throttle’ (power inceptor) controlling all four engines.

Fightdeck photo halfway through the article; interesting...
Forum: Questions
20th Jun 2021, 21:36
Replies: 10
Views: 2,104
Posted By alf5071h

Hido, Documents - search for ‘EGPWS pilots...

Hido,
Documents - search for ‘EGPWS pilots guide’, add manufacturer if not Honeywell. Note some systems / authorities allow GS cancellation - GS button / annunciation.
A GS amber (soft alert), is...
19th Jun 2021, 14:31
Replies: 140
Views: 35,550
Posted By alf5071h

vilas, #82; a thoughtful post, reminding us that...

vilas, #82; a thoughtful post, reminding us that there are alternative, justifiable points of view

For those who disagree, ok, but please provide a reasoned and argued debate.
Starting with this...
Forum: Tech Log
17th Jun 2021, 08:20
Replies: 5
Views: 1,233
Posted By alf5071h

Thanks for the inputs; Re 737 overrun...

Thanks for the inputs;

Re 737 overrun statistics, this has been noted in this forum. A cursory review of overall accident records also suggests a pattern; however without further study this is...
Forum: Tech Log
15th Jun 2021, 16:30
Replies: 12
Views: 2,120
Posted By alf5071h

wiggy, thanks. So for academic interest, if...

wiggy, thanks.

So for academic interest, if the landing were to be made according to the - ‘stop within 60% of the runway length’ (the plan), the remaining 40% should be greater than the last...
Forum: Tech Log
15th Jun 2021, 13:49
Replies: 12
Views: 2,120
Posted By alf5071h

Why would you need to know; any specific...

Why would you need to know; any specific requirement for landing?
The approach RVR limits (first third) are primarily associated with having the required visual reference at DH, which will be...
Forum: Tech Log
14th Jun 2021, 16:19
Replies: 5
Views: 1,233
Posted By alf5071h

Landing flap; use of A/T

Researching landing overrun accidents:-
Where there is a choice, what proportion of operators use less than full flap for landing ?
What are the factors in the choice, operational, economic, …....
Forum: Questions
28th Feb 2021, 21:16
Replies: 20
Views: 2,576
Posted By alf5071h

rudestuff, #11, :ok: compressor stall, et...

rudestuff, #11,
:ok:

compressor stall, et al,
There is a significant research base on decision making, generally from a failure point of view. As an example, the following paper provides an...
Forum: Questions
27th Feb 2021, 18:34
Replies: 20
Views: 2,576
Posted By alf5071h

Several of the mnemonics used in decision making...

Several of the mnemonics used in decision making are shown on slide 5.
https://www.dropbox.com/s/c5otpsl20awxr35/Critical%20Thinking%20I.pdf?dl=0

The choice of which is used could be influenced...
30th Jan 2021, 09:52
Replies: 130
Views: 39,416
Posted By alf5071h

Why do you bother ?

I bother because I am still learning.
“You are either in the industry and understand how performance works or you are not.”
Re 'industry', a yes-no answer.
Re 'understanding', an opinion, after...
29th Jan 2021, 15:38
Replies: 130
Views: 39,416
Posted By alf5071h

Mike, the examples are not relevant because of...

Mike, the examples are not relevant because of either prior mistakes; i.e. as per 'spoiler'; mis-set thrust, no flap, icing check, which should have been identified before commencing takeoff, or...
29th Jan 2021, 15:15
Replies: 130
Views: 39,416
Posted By alf5071h

olster, et al, your concerns reflect mechanistic...

olster, et al, your concerns reflect mechanistic modern industry, the expectation of unambiguous situations, decisions which can examined without bias, and only one 'right' outcome vice being 'wrong'...
22nd Jan 2021, 15:26
Replies: 724
Views: 305,186
Posted By alf5071h

Children of Lake Wobegon

Willow. Thanks, #672 . Re 'average pilot'.
Although there are some documents which refer to an average pilot, the term is meaningless in safety regulation.
There should be no statistically below...
20th Jan 2021, 09:00
Replies: 724
Views: 305,186
Posted By alf5071h

Willow. A simple question (without page sapping...

Willow. A simple question (without page sapping repetitive quotes and re-quotes).

The 737Max crashes involved an assumption, by Boeing, that crew would be able to detect and manage the failure.
...
15th Jan 2021, 08:18
Replies: 724
Views: 305,186
Posted By alf5071h

a detailed assessment of everything that makes that aircraft fly

A surprisingly public, necessary, and to the point reminder for Boeing management.
The FAA also gets a comment.
$50B sales vs $2.5B penalty !!...
Forum: Tech Log
12th Jan 2021, 14:37
Replies: 308
Views: 39,876
Posted By alf5071h

sonic, #293, I would argue otherwise, yet...

sonic, #293, I would argue otherwise, yet debatable.
I agree that the flare combination - coordination are important, but would replace 'practice' with 'exposure' in a range of situations....
Forum: Tech Log
12th Jan 2021, 09:52
Replies: 308
Views: 39,876
Posted By alf5071h

For debate, using the example of restrictions on...

For debate, using the example of restrictions on raw data flying, this could create more problems than those supposed to be avoided.
The use of computed guidance (FD/AP) for an approach in high...
Forum: Tech Log
10th Jan 2021, 09:34
Replies: 308
Views: 39,876
Posted By alf5071h

KP, you misjudge the difference between muscle...

KP, you misjudge the difference between muscle use and brain use.
Train to use the brian, then continue to use it.
Automation is not a brian, it has not been 'trained', and will never improve with...
9th Jan 2021, 13:45
Replies: 849
Views: 816,606
Posted By alf5071h

not appropriate in a proffesionals forum

andrasz, #33

You perpetuate the mistake which the FAA made in concluding that whilst a 3 person crew identified a fault, then a 2 person crew in similar circumstances would act and be capable of...
9th Jan 2021, 11:29
Replies: 849
Views: 816,606
Posted By alf5071h

Testing times

How will Boeing play this. Blame the crew, the operator, the country, or just wait and see.

Boeing / NTSB should be accredited representatives in an investigation. Technically sound, but media...
Forum: Jet Blast
8th Jan 2021, 15:39
Replies: 6,343
Views: 474,933
Posted By alf5071h

Loma, yes, all in...

Loma, yes, all in https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/united-states/2017-02-13/how-america-lost-faith-expertise from previous posts
Forum: Tech Log
31st Dec 2020, 13:39
Replies: 308
Views: 39,876
Posted By alf5071h

Uplinker, "… be able to fly an aircraft with very...

Uplinker, "… be able to fly an aircraft with very basic controls …"
An alternative view is that pilots should first be able to interpret the situation from basic (unaided) instrumentation, enabling...
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