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31st Jul 2014, 11:28
Replies: 379
Views: 223,539
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The Westgate case study story has just gone up on...

The Westgate case study story has just gone up on Flightglobal: BA crew autopsies show organophosphate poisoning - 7/31/2014 - Flight Global...
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Dec 2013, 19:06
Replies: 2,934
Views: 2,043,267
Posted By shortfinals

If power delivery stopped and then the collective...

If power delivery stopped and then the collective was pulled fully up that would slow the rotor rapidly. But why would power delivery have stopped, and why would the collective be high?
Forum: Rotorheads
9th Dec 2013, 18:48
Replies: 2,934
Views: 2,043,267
Posted By shortfinals

The surreal bit is the rotors not turning. ...

The surreal bit is the rotors not turning.

The reportedly undamaged engines stop, the gearbox is fine, and the rotors stop.

It looks as if the helicopter came down almost vertically with the...
19th Nov 2013, 14:56
Replies: 458
Views: 1,362,465
Posted By shortfinals

I think that link to the Seattle Times has the...

I think that link to the Seattle Times has the basic truth. I have just heard that the investigators said the time between initiating go-around and impact is 45sec. That's a long time. More thoughts...
Forum: Questions
22nd Aug 2013, 11:13
Replies: 136
Views: 14,684
Posted By shortfinals

How soon the pilotless airliner?

Flight is starting a debate on this. Can we realistically look forward to the future we dream of, or are we being written out of the equation? The pilotless airliner is no longer unthinkable -...
11th Aug 2013, 20:08
Replies: 57
Views: 18,670
Posted By shortfinals

Here's an independent view of life in the...

Here's an independent view of life in the boardroom and crewroom at Ryanair: In the crewroom at Ryanair | Learmount (http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/learmount/2013/08/a-glimpse-of-ryanair-today/)
15th May 2013, 16:44
Replies: 9
Views: 8,275
Posted By shortfinals

Flight looks at pilot contracting

A hard look at Ryanair and Norwegian, and a glance at where EZY is on the scale: http://www.flightglobal.com/fg-club/in-focus/pilot-recruiting/
15th May 2013, 16:41
Replies: 520
Views: 178,450
Posted By shortfinals

"Pilot mercenaries"

An interesting blog at Pilot mercenaries - Learmount (http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/learmount/2013/05/pilot-mercenaries.html) links to an interesting story on this topic at...
13th Jun 2012, 16:57
Replies: 284
Views: 200,919
Posted By shortfinals

Here's some context for Dana Air and Nigerian...

Here's some context for Dana Air and Nigerian aviation
Is Nigerian aviation safety still on course? - Learmount...
3rd Feb 2012, 15:39
Replies: 148
Views: 95,358
Posted By shortfinals

Do I get the impression that the sceptics have...

Do I get the impression that the sceptics have been silenced by what the BFU has revealed (see post 109 on this thread)? It's all gone very quiet.
2nd Feb 2012, 17:40
Replies: 148
Views: 95,358
Posted By shortfinals

German BFU finds engine oil toxins in pilot's blood

The BFU (German equivalent of the AAIB) is not letting this one drop. Air Berlin has had two reportable fume incidents in a couple of months, one in an A330 and the other in a 737-700.

On the 737...
2nd Feb 2012, 16:09
Replies: 2
Views: 1,459
Posted By shortfinals

German BFU finds engine oil toxins in collapsed pilot's blood

The BFU ensured a sample of a Germanair pilot's blood was taken following disablement by nausea during a flight from Malpensa to Dusseldorf. It was contaminated by TOCP.

The BFU's insistence on...
2nd Dec 2011, 10:22
Replies: 80
Views: 49,933
Posted By shortfinals

Woody Your story paints a pretty much...

Woody

Your story paints a pretty much universal picture of how pilots behave toward each other, unfortunately.

Life tells us that we are, on average, too individualistic and self-serving for...
30th Nov 2011, 17:08
Replies: 80
Views: 49,933
Posted By shortfinals

"What we routinely do is a skill that with a big...

"What we routinely do is a skill that with a big wallet and some time my granny can learn."

Like many others in this thread I disagree radically.

As a former QFI in the RAF I know that everyone...
30th Nov 2011, 11:03
Replies: 80
Views: 49,933
Posted By shortfinals

Pilots get tested properly when stuff happens for...

Pilots get tested properly when stuff happens for which they have not been specifically trained and for which there are no checklists. These guys passed all the tests, and as you can see from this,...
26th Oct 2011, 16:00
Replies: 160
Views: 54,500
Posted By shortfinals

Crew clearly didn't want themselves, the pax or...

Crew clearly didn't want themselves, the pax or the aircraft holed up in Moscow for a few days!
26th Sep 2011, 13:45
Replies: 239
Views: 120,383
Posted By shortfinals

A reasonably balanced view of the situation here...

A reasonably balanced view of the situation here Landing on the taxiway at Paphos: not so difficult - Learmount...
17th Aug 2011, 14:56
Replies: 1,367
Views: 608,533
Posted By shortfinals

Behind BA's latest recruitment drive

Is it what it looks like? It can't be that bad: BA is recruiting again - Learmount (http://www.flightglobal.com/blogs/learmount/2011/08/it-cant-be-that-bad-ba-is-recr.html)
21st Jul 2011, 15:39
Replies: 36
Views: 10,538
Posted By shortfinals

Some thoughts on the profession these hopeful...

Some thoughts on the profession these hopeful kids are buying their way into...

'A profession in decline' - Learmount...
Forum: Tech Log
15th Jun 2011, 16:46
Replies: 3,435
Views: 1,316,042
Posted By shortfinals

Don't worry about recovery from extreme attitudes...

Don't worry about recovery from extreme attitudes chaps/chapesses: Rockwell Collins is going to replace the P2 with a button that will put your aeroplane the right way up if you don't know what that...
Forum: Tech Log
18th May 2011, 08:07
Replies: 3,435
Views: 1,316,042
Posted By shortfinals

Wet The search stopped in the stormy season...

Wet

The search stopped in the stormy season because it couldn't continue under those conditions.

Still smell cheese?
Forum: Tech Log
13th May 2011, 10:37
Replies: 180
Views: 59,714
Posted By shortfinals

If you check out Iomapaseo's posts (most of them...

If you check out Iomapaseo's posts (most of them are in JetBlast) and you find out what really lights his intellectual fires you won't worry about his opinions again.
Forum: Tech Log
11th May 2011, 17:45
Replies: 180
Views: 59,714
Posted By shortfinals

Iompaseo, the science is out there, you just...

Iompaseo, the science is out there, you just can't be bothered to read it.

Not surprising, because there's a lot of it, and it consists of complex biochemistry. The authorities, for some time,...
Forum: Tech Log
11th May 2011, 15:00
Replies: 180
Views: 59,714
Posted By shortfinals

I can't stand the smugness of people like BOAC...

I can't stand the smugness of people like BOAC who were fortunate enough to get through a career with health intact, then sit in their leather armchairs and dismiss the cases of those crew who were...
Replies: 0
Views: 742
Posted By shortfinals

"Wannabe a dropout?"

That's the provocative title of this blog commenting on a recent study of student pilots conducted by US AOPA: Wannabe a dropout? - Learmount...
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