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30th Mar 2016, 17:59
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Posted By FDMII

Yes, correct, thanks, KlintE.

Yes, correct, thanks, KlintE.
30th Mar 2016, 08:34
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Posted By FDMII

Infieldg, those who know their stuff and actually...

Infieldg, those who know their stuff and actually do this work (and who remain to post here despite the high noise levels), recognize good work and engage it and give the rest a miss. Always, there...
30th Mar 2016, 08:14
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Posted By FDMII

Depending upon the data frame, (1, 2, i, 4-4A, 5,...

Depending upon the data frame, (1, 2, i, 4-4A, 5, 6), for the CL they may have just the left control column and wheel position, or both left & right control column and wheel position and I believe...
29th Mar 2016, 06:59
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Posted By FDMII

aterpster, concur; same with my carrier. But for...

aterpster, concur; same with my carrier. But for those stuck with the Boeing product, a lot was missing.
29th Mar 2016, 01:11
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Posted By FDMII

I don't know why but, FWIW, the Boeing FCOMs in...

I don't know why but, FWIW, the Boeing FCOMs in general are notoriously poor by comparison with other manufacturers' FCOMs in providing aircraft technical information for flight crews, so...
Forum: Tech Log
22nd Feb 2016, 07:26
Replies: 24
Views: 7,485
Posted By FDMII

"It must be an opspecs thing." Yes, it is...

"It must be an opspecs thing."

Yes, it is indeed Ops-Specs. ATC cannot issue a clearance for a "CATIIIb" approach; "CATIII" approaches are being conducted, period. The a, b or c level is an...
Forum: Tech Log
19th Feb 2016, 15:47
Replies: 24
Views: 7,485
Posted By FDMII

A CATIIIb designation may have no decision...

A CATIIIb designation may have no decision height, or may have a decision-height that is 50ft or below. A CATIIIc designation has no decision height and no visbility requirements.

It is the...
Forum: Tech Log
18th Feb 2016, 20:44
Replies: 42
Views: 7,207
Posted By FDMII

"I wouldn’t say we were poor static monitors, we...

"I wouldn’t say we were poor static monitors, we are appalling at it!"

Abundantly clear - all are agreed. We're also agreed that you can't change the human brain, you can only try to modify...
Forum: Tech Log
17th Feb 2016, 18:11
Replies: 42
Views: 7,207
Posted By FDMII

" Whats sad is that we have to train...

" Whats sad is that we have to train pilots to do their jobs. "

In one sense that's exactly the problem, but in another that's a very complex problem. Most of us do the job such that the...
Forum: Tech Log
4th Feb 2016, 16:20
Replies: 292
Views: 37,185
Posted By FDMII

NorthernKestrel, many thanks for posting this! ...

NorthernKestrel, many thanks for posting this!

Tourist, thank you for your kind response.
Forum: Tech Log
3rd Feb 2016, 17:17
Replies: 292
Views: 37,185
Posted By FDMII

All aircraft long ago became too complicated such...

All aircraft long ago became too complicated such that pilots could know everything about the aircraft. The L1011 was an exceedingly complex aircraft, very sophisticated for its time, particularly...
Forum: Tech Log
1st Feb 2016, 21:22
Replies: 292
Views: 37,185
Posted By FDMII

I know one important thing about "knowing it...

I know one important thing about "knowing it all": I don't. No one does, even B & A.

Like all complex professions such as ours there are a dozen ways to skin a cat and each has his or her...
Forum: Tech Log
1st Feb 2016, 18:21
Replies: 292
Views: 37,185
Posted By FDMII

ExV238, OK465, Chris Scott: yes, CONF iture's...

ExV238, OK465, Chris Scott: yes, CONF iture's reference is being made to the movement of the THS as it follows-on the elevators' attempt to maintain the 1 G datum when the aircraft is not in Direct...
Forum: Tech Log
1st Feb 2016, 15:48
Replies: 292
Views: 37,185
Posted By FDMII

They were neither "idiots", nor was/is the...

They were neither "idiots", nor was/is the man-machine interface perfect. This is why we are discussing these issues on a Tech Forum and why being knowledgable and correct regarding how these...
Forum: Tech Log
1st Feb 2016, 07:51
Replies: 292
Views: 37,185
Posted By FDMII

Capn Bloggs, re, "Having to fly an aeroplane...

Capn Bloggs, re, "Having to fly an aeroplane differently because it's systems have had a dummy-spit is not training the way you fight. Throw in autotrim with backstick and you've set the crew up...
Forum: Tech Log
31st Jan 2016, 17:56
Replies: 292
Views: 37,185
Posted By FDMII

Davies dealt briefly with the notion of...

Davies dealt briefly with the notion of perfection as well, in offering the thought that air transports must be realistically designed for average skill.

While the goal of perfection is entirely...
Forum: Tech Log
29th Jan 2016, 19:50
Replies: 292
Views: 37,185
Posted By FDMII

alf5071h; If I may, are you including the...

alf5071h;

If I may, are you including the notions of "muscle-memory" in the cognitive category or might it be a separate subject?

I ask this from a sense that cognition is a reasoning/memory...
Forum: Tech Log
26th Jan 2016, 18:07
Replies: 292
Views: 37,185
Posted By FDMII

"No; but human intuition (gut feeling) often...

"No; but human intuition (gut feeling) often overrides rationality."

Touché
Forum: Tech Log
26th Jan 2016, 17:33
Replies: 292
Views: 37,185
Posted By FDMII

safetypee, re, "...but cheaper, perhaps not.",...

safetypee, re, "...but cheaper, perhaps not.", and, "A CS 25 for every element?"

Yes, understand both points. I wanted to at least challenge the notion of "cheaper" in the examining of the balance...
Forum: Tech Log
26th Jan 2016, 15:18
Replies: 292
Views: 37,185
Posted By FDMII

Yes, I think so. As I have posted earlier in the...

Yes, I think so. As I have posted earlier in the thread, autonomous flight is, and has been possible for many years.

The argument for autonomous flight has always been the reduction of "human...
Forum: Tech Log
25th Jan 2016, 14:54
Replies: 292
Views: 37,185
Posted By FDMII

Absence of responses is not always an indication...

Absence of responses is not always an indication of a lack of engagement, it is just an indication of "absence of responses", period.

Not every post requires an ack or a response, sometimes...
Forum: Tech Log
20th Jan 2016, 16:18
Replies: 292
Views: 37,185
Posted By FDMII

Mansfield, I very much enjoyed your comments...

Mansfield, I very much enjoyed your comments regarding Taylorism. To me it showed a broader view of matters, which is something the "automation discourse" does need, including a touch of philosophy. ...
Forum: Tech Log
15th Jan 2016, 19:59
Replies: 292
Views: 37,185
Posted By FDMII

RAT 5; The "Hudson" phenomenon is, by...

RAT 5;

The "Hudson" phenomenon is, by Sully's own admission, "what we do". He accepted the accolades graciously, gave a superb and timely presentation to Congress, (February 2009) decrying in...
Forum: Tech Log
15th Jan 2016, 00:27
Replies: 292
Views: 37,185
Posted By FDMII

LlamaFarmer; Ah, ok - yes, LoCo, and U-LoCo,...

LlamaFarmer;

Ah, ok - yes, LoCo, and U-LoCo, understand. BA's numbers look similar to here, except the landing fees & enroute costs, a billion+ USD? And of course, those costs can't be automated...
Forum: Tech Log
14th Jan 2016, 20:29
Replies: 292
Views: 37,185
Posted By FDMII

"Really?" Yes. I was incorrect only in...

"Really?"

Yes.

I was incorrect only in stating "payroll for flight crews" - air carriers' highest financial liabilities are fuel, followed by employee (not just flight crew),...
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