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20th Aug 2019, 16:20
Replies: 4,054
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Posted By Jim_A

Absolutely spot on Tomaski! :ok::ok::ok: ...

Absolutely spot on Tomaski! :ok::ok::ok:

Your last two posts should be mandatory reading for anyone wanting to understand the state of play on today's airliner flight decks.
Forum: Tech Log
6th Aug 2019, 22:30
Replies: 30
Views: 6,422
Posted By Jim_A

The MEL document should say exactly how to apply...

The MEL document should say exactly how to apply this penalty, and it is usually done by the dispatcher.
Forum: Tech Log
30th Jul 2019, 19:35
Replies: 6
Views: 2,140
Posted By Jim_A

What type aircraft? I have had something like...

What type aircraft? I have had something like this happen about once a decade on different aircraft, but there's always been an established procedure to deal with it. Not a huge deal as long as you...
Forum: Tech Log
30th Jul 2019, 19:31
Replies: 25
Views: 5,245
Posted By Jim_A

For you, 15 minutes, because one can never be too...

For you, 15 minutes, because one can never be too safe..... ;)
30th Jul 2019, 19:30
Replies: 30
Views: 24,389
Posted By Jim_A

One of the inherent problems with this type of...

One of the inherent problems with this type of scenario is that it probably happens more often than we would like to admit, and having no unpleasant consequence the crews learn the wrong lesson. The...
29th Jul 2019, 02:29
Replies: 4,054
Views: 3,610,139
Posted By Jim_A

I was thinking the same thing about turbine disc...

I was thinking the same thing about turbine disc failures. It seems to me that issue has caused more grief to aircraft than shedding fan blades.
Forum: Tech Log
29th Jul 2019, 02:25
Replies: 6
Views: 2,470
Posted By Jim_A

What are the most fleets anyone has been...

What are the most fleets anyone has been qualified on at any one time?
Forum: Tech Log
27th Jul 2019, 15:28
Replies: 9
Views: 3,214
Posted By Jim_A

When in doubt set the parking brake. Don't move...

When in doubt set the parking brake. Don't move until you know where you are and know where you are going and ground control agrees.
Forum: Tech Log
15th Jul 2019, 17:16
Replies: 32
Views: 8,479
Posted By Jim_A

Careful and methodical use of the evacuation...

Careful and methodical use of the evacuation checklist will generally take care of any issues. An evacuation is almost guaranteed to result in some injuries, so some care should be exercised. If...
Forum: Tech Log
14th Jul 2019, 14:10
Replies: 12
Views: 1,860
Posted By Jim_A

Agree, but I'm reminder of a saying from the...

Agree, but I'm reminder of a saying from the investment advisor world that went "Nobody every got fired for buying IBM." Now of course this was back when IBM was considered a safe, though boring,...
14th Jul 2019, 13:59
Replies: 4,054
Views: 3,610,139
Posted By Jim_A

A reminder that, excepting what caused the AOA...

A reminder that, excepting what caused the AOA vane failure in the first place, that this was from the drafting board to the cockpit a long chain of human errors that led to tragedy. I seriously...
14th Jul 2019, 13:51
Replies: 4,054
Views: 3,610,139
Posted By Jim_A

Could you elaborate on the difference between the...

Could you elaborate on the difference between the approval process before and after? Not clear on difference between DER and AR and why that matters. Thanks in advance!
12th Jul 2019, 13:50
Replies: 48
Views: 30,152
Posted By Jim_A

Asian societies seem to be a lot more concerned...

Asian societies seem to be a lot more concerned with protocol, lines of authority, face saving, etc, so I'm not terribly surprised.
12th Jul 2019, 13:47
Replies: 72
Views: 38,092
Posted By Jim_A

While all the above are good points, commercial...

While all the above are good points, commercial aviation continues to be safer than just about any form of transportation. The cynic in me says there is an "acceptable" hull loss rate, and as long as...
Forum: Tech Log
10th Jul 2019, 19:23
Replies: 9
Views: 2,652
Posted By Jim_A

The presence of TCAS is represented by a code...

The presence of TCAS is represented by a code attached to your aircraft type in the flight plan filed with ATC. There are a lot of different codes now, and I have a dispatcher who takes care of it,...
Forum: Tech Log
10th Jul 2019, 19:20
Replies: 11
Views: 2,487
Posted By Jim_A

Unless an aircraft is specifically designed for...

Unless an aircraft is specifically designed for aerobatics, it is likely that the wings will fall off at sustained negative g.

Fun fact, a wing cannot be stalled in a zero g state.
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