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16th Dec 2010, 21:50
Replies: 222
Views: 68,383
Posted By p51guy

Sully could have landed any Boeing with no...

Sully could have landed any Boeing with no automation in the Hudson with no problem. Airbus had nothing to do with his success. He was a very competent pilot and could have landed any type of...
16th Dec 2010, 21:22
Replies: 317
Views: 59,040
Posted By p51guy

What worked 30 years ago when we were hired for...

What worked 30 years ago when we were hired for qualifications is now not required because of automation. At least that is management bean counters thinking. Let us see what happens to the airlines...
14th Dec 2010, 17:01
Replies: 317
Views: 59,040
Posted By p51guy

I think to answer the question of the title of...

I think to answer the question of the title of this thread is, would your FO if he lost one generator and all automation during an actual instrument approach be comfortable continuing the approach...
Forum: North America
3rd Dec 2010, 01:30
Replies: 29
Views: 13,947
Posted By p51guy

Wow, I guess AA could use your talent to get...

Wow, I guess AA could use your talent to get things right.
Forum: Tech Log
1st Dec 2010, 23:53
Replies: 3,893
Views: 1,299,263
Posted By p51guy

HN39, as you have explained they were nowhere...

HN39, as you have explained they were nowhere near coffins corner. Speculation on this thread is the only thing we have been reading other than some acars data transmitted during the incident. Does...
30th Nov 2010, 23:15
Replies: 68
Views: 22,058
Posted By p51guy

Why would anybody need training to recover an...

Why would anybody need training to recover an aircraft in automated mode. Two clicks and you are a 727.
Forum: Tech Log
30th Nov 2010, 22:57
Replies: 3,893
Views: 1,299,263
Posted By p51guy

I know the location of the captains body being...

I know the location of the captains body being found away from the FO's makes it speculation that he probably wasn't in the cockpit. A previous post stated that and it may or not be true. If the...
Forum: Tech Log
28th Nov 2010, 03:52
Replies: 3,893
Views: 1,299,263
Posted By p51guy

Most of the incidents I heard of were daytime...

Most of the incidents I heard of were daytime incidents. That makes it easier in VMC conditions. From the crash results the FO's were flying it and the captain was in back taking his rest so the...
18th Nov 2010, 14:09
Replies: 2,686
Views: 1,024,176
Posted By p51guy

I reviewed the posts you mentioned and remember...

I reviewed the posts you mentioned and remember reading them a long time ago. I didn't think the anti collision light flashing was relevant because that is the flashing red light you turn on before...
18th Nov 2010, 01:43
Replies: 2,686
Views: 1,024,176
Posted By p51guy

Cameronian, if you are pulling my chain to make...

Cameronian, if you are pulling my chain to make me feel stupid you are doing a good job. If the strobe lights were flashing during refueling and the FDR shows the ground idle was at actual approach...
17th Nov 2010, 02:09
Replies: 731
Views: 507,869
Posted By p51guy

Hopefully carelessness like this didn't cause the...

Hopefully carelessness like this didn't cause the accident. I remember the DC8 out of MIA a while back that nobody put the cargo bear claws up and when all the cargo shifted back after takeoff it...
15th Nov 2010, 22:52
Replies: 222
Views: 68,383
Posted By p51guy

DC-ATE, no he was referring to me but they ...

DC-ATE, no he was referring to me but they pulled my post because I referred to Europes bias to the Airbus. He called me ignorant because I thought France and Airbus were protecting their product,...
14th Nov 2010, 02:01
Replies: 222
Views: 68,383
Posted By p51guy

I didn't get in the crazy automation era but...

I didn't get in the crazy automation era but still felt it coming. Guess we were lucky to get out when we did. I didn't have to put up with the Airbus mentality of flying. Computers are great if...
13th Nov 2010, 22:21
Replies: 222
Views: 68,383
Posted By p51guy

Maybe all of us don't want to experience the bad...

Maybe all of us don't want to experience the bad results others have experienced first hand. My friend had an out of control A300 trying to land at MIA with uncommanded rudder movements. He knew...
Forum: Tech Log
13th Nov 2010, 03:10
Replies: 27
Views: 19,097
Posted By p51guy

Landing at night on the east coast of the Domican...

Landing at night on the east coast of the Domican Republic in a 727 came out of an NDB approach and trying to make the VASI show proper glideslope realized that we were way too shallow so leveled...
12th Nov 2010, 22:35
Replies: 222
Views: 68,383
Posted By p51guy

Does anybody else think 20 miles off course...

Does anybody else think 20 miles off course insignificant? That takes a lot of rudder trim.
12th Nov 2010, 21:51
Replies: 222
Views: 68,383
Posted By p51guy

Flying out of Reagan one night in a Lear Jet in a...

Flying out of Reagan one night in a Lear Jet in a 30 degree bank to clear the prohibited area had the voltmeter peg out as the left generator went off line. I shut off the right generator and the...
12th Nov 2010, 14:42
Replies: 2,686
Views: 1,024,176
Posted By p51guy

Taxiing for takeoff in an MD80 one night noticed...

Taxiing for takeoff in an MD80 one night noticed the strobes were flashing and the idle power was stuck in approach idle, not ground idle. I did not realize that I had also lost my takeoff warning...
12th Nov 2010, 02:02
Replies: 87
Views: 14,320
Posted By p51guy

In the US we don't do it that way. We have been...

In the US we don't do it that way. We have been doing just fine doing what we have been doing for over 40 years. Cat 3 approaches are almost never done but we can always hand fly a cat 1 approach....
11th Nov 2010, 20:00
Replies: 87
Views: 14,320
Posted By p51guy

Good for you GF. Great to see you are staying in...

Good for you GF. Great to see you are staying in the loop and I am sure you will teach your students the value of basic stick and rudder skills. I let my CFI expire decades ago when I got an...
10th Nov 2010, 00:43
Replies: 87
Views: 14,320
Posted By p51guy

It was unexpected to me on that approach to ATL...

It was unexpected to me on that approach to ATL at 300 ft when the MD80 autopilot said you got it. We did fine but it wasn't what we expected. It was turblulent and unexpected. Don't trust...
9th Nov 2010, 23:30
Replies: 87
Views: 14,320
Posted By p51guy

Our airline couldn't fly cat 2 approaches hand...

Our airline couldn't fly cat 2 approaches hand flown. We had to on check rides but not in the airplane. I hope we never get to the point where cat 2 approaches can't be done by pilots in the sim. ...
9th Nov 2010, 10:47
Replies: 76
Views: 25,829
Posted By p51guy

Pilots just need to be pilots. Doing a go around...

Pilots just need to be pilots. Doing a go around is very simple. It shouldn't require training. Taking off, landing and go arounds are so basic no pilot should need any instruction in these areas...
9th Nov 2010, 01:07
Replies: 87
Views: 14,320
Posted By p51guy

A few posts back a poster used the term mode...

A few posts back a poster used the term mode confusion. Is this an acceptable term for not being able to control your aircraft as you desire? Why not get unconfused and disconnect the autopilot...
8th Nov 2010, 01:07
Replies: 87
Views: 14,320
Posted By p51guy

I think that is the problem. If they don't hit...

I think that is the problem. If they don't hit the right buttons in time they are screwed. That is why it is nice to have a qualified crew instead of these students. A qualified crew could...
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