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3rd Oct 2021, 18:13
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Posted By A Squared

Looks like PNG is finally conceding that buying...

Looks like PNG is finally conceding that buying 40 Maseratis to drive around on Port Moresby's roads for a few weeks during a conference might not have been the smartest decision. I'm astonished...
25th Sep 2020, 21:50
Replies: 351
Views: 293,702
Posted By A Squared

The recently released Interim Report report...

The recently released Interim Report report suggests that the CVR may have been inadvertently deactivated in the past (The previous May) by having tripped the inertial switch perhaps on a hard...
25th Sep 2020, 21:41
Replies: 351
Views: 293,702
Posted By A Squared

In fact, they were 58 km apart, according to the...

In fact, they were 58 km apart, according to the ATSB. Were the conditions "identical" ? I don't know, but I have had the experience of being barely able to control an aircraft in mechanical...
25th Sep 2020, 15:22
Replies: 351
Views: 293,702
Posted By A Squared

The C130 was already tasked and airborne enroute...

The C130 was already tasked and airborne enroute when the 737 crew decided to not continue retardant runs over that fire. The C130 was retasked to a different fire than the fire that the Birddog...
25th Sep 2020, 15:13
Replies: 351
Views: 293,702
Posted By A Squared

I don't think he was a pilot for the entire 20...

I don't think he was a pilot for the entire 20 years, or even for the majority of it. Not every pilot begins their career as a pilot, nor do they all remain pilots for their entire career. I flew...
Forum: North America
15th May 2020, 20:24
Replies: 74
Views: 35,187
Posted By A Squared

Yeah, was just following a conversation on this...

Yeah, was just following a conversation on this elsewhere. You know that somewhere, someone is going to be saying *look, the stuff we did to improve retention is working !!!! "
Forum: North America
7th May 2020, 21:15
Replies: 687
Views: 327,335
Posted By A Squared

Sure, I don't think anyone is panicking about it,...

Sure, I don't think anyone is panicking about it, at least I'm not. Just saying it seems odd given the current airline employment situation.
Forum: North America
7th May 2020, 21:13
Replies: 687
Views: 327,335
Posted By A Squared

OK, that might be what's going on. I'm not up on...

OK, that might be what's going on. I'm not up on the details of the various visa types. Anyway, I guess the point it that whatever the details of the application are, it wouldn't make sense to be...
Forum: North America
6th May 2020, 19:25
Replies: 687
Views: 327,335
Posted By A Squared

I have to agree, a renewal seems to be the only...

I have to agree, a renewal seems to be the only thing that makes sense.
Forum: North America
7th Mar 2020, 18:27
Replies: 74
Views: 35,187
Posted By A Squared

Yeah, probably some truth to that.

Yeah, probably some truth to that.
Forum: North America
7th Mar 2020, 03:36
Replies: 74
Views: 35,187
Posted By A Squared

Not having a degree isn't much of an impediment...

Not having a degree isn't much of an impediment for an airline job these days.
Forum: North America
5th Mar 2020, 18:46
Replies: 74
Views: 35,187
Posted By A Squared

Wait ... back in August, they said they had it...

Wait ... back in August, they said they had it under control ... now they don't? I'm so confused.
Forum: North America
5th Mar 2020, 18:43
Replies: 74
Views: 35,187
Posted By A Squared

None of the US military Academies are even...

None of the US military Academies are even mentioned in the Constitution, let alone specifying age limits.
Forum: North America
20th Feb 2020, 20:30
Replies: 687
Views: 327,335
Posted By A Squared

Sure, I understand that in today's pilot market, ...

Sure, I understand that in today's pilot market, nobody is renting out pilot seats on airliners. I'm just saying that in a more general sense, outfits that treat thier employees poorly (in...
Forum: North America
20th Feb 2020, 17:19
Replies: 687
Views: 327,335
Posted By A Squared

For what it's worth, Silver traces it's lineage...

For what it's worth, Silver traces it's lineage back to the old Gulfstream, with it's "Make the FO's pay us to fly our 1900's " scam. Technically a different airline, but I've found that leopards...
Forum: North America
14th Feb 2020, 16:19
Replies: 687
Views: 327,335
Posted By A Squared

Hmmmm, scratching my head about the title:...

Hmmmm, scratching my head about the title: "Regional Jet & Heavy Turboprop First Officer ..." Then the ad goes on to say that it's for Embraer 135/145/Legacy, none of which are turboprops. It says...
30th Jan 2020, 17:16
Replies: 351
Views: 293,702
Posted By A Squared

That's not a bad WAG. Lockheed doesn't publish...

That's not a bad WAG. Lockheed doesn't publish Max angle of climb speeds and charts, at least for the civilian operators, but you can kinda get an idea from the enroute climb charts. Figure...
27th Jan 2020, 20:14
Replies: 351
Views: 293,702
Posted By A Squared

Yes, this. I have no issue with intelligent...

Yes, this. I have no issue with intelligent people, speculating intelligently about possible scenarios based on known facts and personal experience. OZbusdrivers's post is a good example of such. I...
27th Jan 2020, 03:43
Replies: 351
Views: 293,702
Posted By A Squared

I don't know, but I'd expect EGPWS would be...

I don't know, but I'd expect EGPWS would be useless in such a situation. The very nature of aerial firefighting is that you're maneuvering in close proximity to the terrain, away from charted...
26th Jan 2020, 08:05
Replies: 351
Views: 293,702
Posted By A Squared

OK, well no, that wasn't clear, at least to me....

OK, well no, that wasn't clear, at least to me. thanks for the clarification.
26th Jan 2020, 08:03
Replies: 351
Views: 293,702
Posted By A Squared

No, I don't think so. The wheels are only to roll...

No, I don't think so. The wheels are only to roll it into the plane for installation. When it is installed is is attached to the airframe securely and in accordance with all the appropriate...
26th Jan 2020, 07:48
Replies: 351
Views: 293,702
Posted By A Squared

There is mention in this article...

There is mention in this article (https://www.theage.com.au/national/nsw/it-s-just-a-ball-of-flames-three-die-in-aircraft-crash-while-fighting-fires-20200123-p53u4s.html) of a lead plane, although...
26th Jan 2020, 07:19
Replies: 351
Views: 293,702
Posted By A Squared

Really? Fascinating!!!! 1980m would be 6500 ft....

Really? Fascinating!!!! 1980m would be 6500 ft. Looking at the flight log, it descended through 6500 ft at 09:07:13 PM (that's in the EST time zone, the default when I view it, no doubt others see it...
26th Jan 2020, 04:17
Replies: 351
Views: 293,702
Posted By A Squared

I haven't worked with their RADS system, but...

I haven't worked with their RADS system, but folks I know have, and I've seen the system up close. It struck me as a pretty well designed system, and I've heard it performs very well.
26th Jan 2020, 03:59
Replies: 351
Views: 293,702
Posted By A Squared

I didn't mean that in any pejorative sense. ...

I didn't mean that in any pejorative sense. Frankly, if I were rebuilding a Herc for a mission for which the lower windows were of no benefit, and faced with the choice of replacing...
26th Jan 2020, 01:57
Replies: 351
Views: 293,702
Posted By A Squared

No, it would not be "unprecedented" for this...

No, it would not be "unprecedented" for this aircraft type. In fact, there have been a number of instances of power loss on multiple engines. Some have been definitively attributed to fuel...
26th Jan 2020, 01:42
Replies: 351
Views: 293,702
Posted By A Squared

Not to mention that the C-130A had a completely...

Not to mention that the C-130A had a completely different wing structure than subsequent C-130 models. No real comparison between the C-130A wing and other C-130 wings.





I don't know the...
Forum: North America
23rd Dec 2019, 17:02
Replies: 687
Views: 327,335
Posted By A Squared

I guess that would depend on who they are hiring....

I guess that would depend on who they are hiring. If they were hiring people into program who otherwise wouldn't be likely to get an interview, and there was a reasonable chance that they'd get...
11th Nov 2019, 16:39
Replies: 51
Views: 37,322
Posted By A Squared

It doesn't need mooring. Didn't you read the...

It doesn't need mooring. Didn't you read the article? No hangar, no Mooring mast. You're perfectly safe, nothing to worry about.
11th Nov 2019, 16:32
Replies: 51
Views: 37,322
Posted By A Squared

Interesting that they're selling tickets for a...

Interesting that they're selling tickets for a trip on an aircraft which doesn't even exist yet, let alone completed certification.
11th Nov 2019, 16:04
Replies: 51
Views: 37,322
Posted By A Squared

I noted the same thing. I guess "retired" is a...

I noted the same thing. I guess "retired" is a euphemism for "Destroyed itself in relatively light winds"
11th Nov 2019, 05:17
Replies: 206
Views: 125,399
Posted By A Squared

Well, if you can't make an intelligent...

Well, if you can't make an intelligent contribution, you could always try to deflect the course of the discussion with an irrelevant and irrational emotional appeal.

Hope that works out for you.
10th Nov 2019, 22:55
Replies: 206
Views: 125,399
Posted By A Squared

Exactly. If the management of my company...

Exactly.

If the management of my company really did pay women pilots 62% of what they pay men, they would be hiring women pilots. Period. And I suspect they'd be looking for ways to get rid of the...
10th Nov 2019, 22:33
Replies: 206
Views: 125,399
Posted By A Squared

THis quote demonstrates that absolute dishonesty...

THis quote demonstrates that absolute dishonesty of the "gender gap" statistics. The vast majority of US pilots are employed by Part 121 airlines, and virtually every one of those airlines has a...
29th Sep 2019, 05:47
Replies: 43
Views: 44,066
Posted By A Squared

Not necessarily, DC-3s, Recip Convairs, and...

Not necessarily, DC-3s, Recip Convairs, and C-46's were all pretty common in the non-sked world in the 1960's and 70's even into the 1980's there's a few of each still operating in various places.
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