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19th Nov 2020, 16:04
Replies: 108
Views: 23,714
Posted By AfricanSkies

Killing innocent civilians? Not OK as SF in...

Killing innocent civilians? Not OK as SF in Afghan but fine if you were in a Lancaster, eh?
25th Jun 2020, 09:28
Replies: 1,657
Views: 2,643,214
Posted By AfricanSkies

These pilots were either drunk, or; This...

These pilots were either drunk, or;

This flying culture is so ingrained at PIA that both of them were completely comfortable with it (as they actually stated), and had got away with such behaviour...
20th Apr 2020, 14:38
Replies: 8
Views: 2,435
Posted By AfricanSkies

The company is a microcosm of the country and a...

The company is a microcosm of the country and a clear view of the country's future.

https://www.pprune.org/african-aviation/92489-who-wants-fly-saa.html#post901684...
18th Apr 2020, 21:53
Replies: 38
Views: 18,956
Posted By AfricanSkies

If you got one engineer and tasked him to design...

If you got one engineer and tasked him to design the next supersonic transport, it would be all but impossible for him and perhaps take him 100 years or more.

If you assembled a team of 300...
3rd Apr 2020, 23:19
Replies: 144
Views: 43,892
Posted By AfricanSkies

Hi Lapon. Agreed about the type of experience. As...

Hi Lapon. Agreed about the type of experience. As this discussion concerns airlines, it's airline experience.

Valid points have been raised above. The ability to move airlines and not have to...
3rd Apr 2020, 15:43
Replies: 144
Views: 43,892
Posted By AfricanSkies

We're talking about airlines here, not military....

We're talking about airlines here, not military. Ace stick time isn't part of the requirement. Varied long haul time is valuable in gaining situational (geographic, ATC, terrain, alternate etc)...
3rd Apr 2020, 13:31
Replies: 144
Views: 43,892
Posted By AfricanSkies

Is experience not roughly defined as total hours?...

Is experience not roughly defined as total hours?
If Pilot A has more hours than Pilot B, he's more experienced, right?

This measure being adjustable for other helpful ratings such as TRI, TRE...
Forum: Middle East
27th May 2019, 21:59
Replies: 6
Views: 7,229
Posted By AfricanSkies

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5th Apr 2019, 14:04
Replies: 5,120
Views: 10,502,122
Posted By AfricanSkies

Maybe in a 737, But it's wasn't in other jets,...

Maybe in a 737, But it's wasn't in other jets, like the Fokkers. The trim wheel is just geared ..again question the 737 design..are so many clack clack clack turns necessary?
5th Apr 2019, 09:10
Replies: 5,120
Views: 10,502,122
Posted By AfricanSkies

Are the complex systems not the problem? Do you...

Are the complex systems not the problem? Do you really need an electric trimmer to move a stabilizer in a 15 degree range? Do you really need a electric motor to close your car boot?
5th Apr 2019, 07:22
Replies: 5,120
Views: 10,502,122
Posted By AfricanSkies

With respect to Why didn't they use the yoke trim...

With respect to Why didn't they use the yoke trim switches effectively?
How much or how little, rather, hand flying experience did they have?
Captain was cadet from the start at ET, operated from...
4th Apr 2019, 20:31
Replies: 5,120
Views: 10,502,122
Posted By AfricanSkies

Thoughts. This aircraft had multiple pitot...

Thoughts.

This aircraft had multiple pitot static malfunctions in the days prior to the accident as per the tech log quoted in the report. Altimeter and VSI erratic.

If they had had a bird...
15th Mar 2019, 10:03
Replies: 5,120
Views: 10,502,122
Posted By AfricanSkies

I'm wondering why the engines seem to have been...

I'm wondering why the engines seem to have been at high thrust in both accidents, this one and the Lion Air.

I'd imagine it to be a bit difficult to get to 383 knots at impact from 1000 feet agl,...
17th Nov 2018, 09:53
Replies: 21
Views: 16,033
Posted By AfricanSkies

I have seen what appeared to be a meteor bounce...

I have seen what appeared to be a meteor bounce from the atmosphere, high above, came down at a shallow angle relative to us, and skipped away at about a 10 to 15 degree angle, appeared to climb....
4th Nov 2018, 04:52
Replies: 2,099
Views: 1,208,544
Posted By AfricanSkies

The crew reported 'flight control problems'. ...

The crew reported 'flight control problems'.

They also asked for a speed from ATC.

Then crashed the aircraft in VMC in what appears to have been a high energy dive.

Looking at the Tech Log,...
1st Nov 2018, 10:48
Replies: 2,099
Views: 1,208,544
Posted By AfricanSkies

What beats me is why, in a new build jet, don't...

What beats me is why, in a new build jet, don't the systems recognise an unreliable airspeed, or an upset condition, and set a nominal N1 with A/T, command and fly a nominal pitch with F/D and A/P,...
31st Oct 2018, 17:55
Replies: 2,099
Views: 1,208,544
Posted By AfricanSkies

I do, thanks, I'll change it

I do, thanks, I'll change it
31st Oct 2018, 17:36
Replies: 2,099
Views: 1,208,544
Posted By AfricanSkies

AOA is the angle between the FPV and the aircraft...

AOA is the angle between the FPV and the aircraft pointer on the ADI on FPV equipped 737s (and 777s)
Forum: North America
17th Aug 2018, 20:06
Replies: 22
Views: 15,222
Posted By AfricanSkies

Thank you very much! Good news on some fronts,...

Thank you very much! Good news on some fronts, some challenges on the other. But definitely more enlightened!
Forum: North America
2nd Aug 2018, 07:45
Replies: 22
Views: 15,222
Posted By AfricanSkies

Thanks for the replies, guys. Yes, 777 time in...

Thanks for the replies, guys. Yes, 777 time in ME. Unfortunately no 4 yr degree, only a 3 yr one.

Does the 4 year degree requirement apply to the big cargo carriers too?
Forum: North America
30th Jul 2018, 19:43
Replies: 22
Views: 15,222
Posted By AfricanSkies

What job could a foreign 10k hr 777 pilot get in the USA?

Hello dear reader.

As my country, South Africa, is in dire straits and the future there is about as bright as an old bicycle light, I would dearly like to come and live in the USA. I have good 737...
Forum: Middle East
25th Jul 2018, 10:54
Replies: 3
Views: 1,263
Posted By AfricanSkies

Independent Loss of Licence and Medical Insurance

Can anybody please recommend a top-up Loss of Licence insurance that I can buy on top of the Company LOL policy?

Also looking for medical cover in the US, our company medical aid is global but...
Forum: Middle East
5th Jul 2018, 20:03
Replies: 36
Views: 12,005
Posted By AfricanSkies

My 2c worth - it's not the aircraft, for 'wide...

My 2c worth - it's not the aircraft, for 'wide body' substitute 'longhaul'. Long haul mindset is you can fly anywhere in the planet with 1hrs notice, you're used to different region's ATC and...
Forum: Middle East
10th Mar 2018, 12:58
Replies: 85
Views: 70,372
Posted By AfricanSkies

Very true. Releasing such a ridiculous list of...

Very true. Releasing such a ridiculous list of demands in public will work against your aims.

The 5 major areas should have been identified and specific figures justified with rational arguments,...
Forum: Middle East
5th Dec 2017, 18:02
Replies: 23
Views: 8,250
Posted By AfricanSkies

Five years is a long time in aviation, and in...

Five years is a long time in aviation, and in Egypt. Anything could happen, no guarantees. Ask yourself how long you could fly Egypt Air routes without getting bored - 5 years, 10? I would say if you...
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