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14th Aug 2015, 08:08
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Posted By NigelOnDraft

Sums it up really... Sim is a great academic...

Sums it up really... Sim is a great academic tool, but poorly reflects reality e.g. shifting winds, ATHR mind of it's own. It's also why the ATC view of "you must tell us if you cannot do 165 to 4"...
10th Aug 2015, 20:54
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Posted By NigelOnDraft

We are agreed :ok: The "Go Around" option...

We are agreed :ok:

The "Go Around" option will be the result v the SAC. Not sure how much noise & fuel that will save :{
10th Aug 2015, 19:01
Replies: 126
Views: 57,717
Posted By NigelOnDraft

I can feel the sarcasm dripping ;) My point...

I can feel the sarcasm dripping ;)

My point is not safety - as above 3.2deg (and more) are perfectly safe. All I am saying is with LHR TBS, the real emphasis on 160 to 4 (and not earlier as most...
10th Aug 2015, 16:39
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Views: 57,717
Posted By NigelOnDraft

3.0deg, 160 to 4, Airbus Flap 3, and stabilised...

3.0deg, 160 to 4, Airbus Flap 3, and stabilised by 1000R is all fairly marginal.

Throw in 3.2deg, and I wonder which of the others will give??

NoD
15th Jul 2015, 16:47
Replies: 169
Views: 58,042
Posted By NigelOnDraft

Maybe try reading the report. This occurred...

Maybe try reading the report.

This occurred some 30+ times prior this accident. Since that accident, and despite more sticking plaster solutions by Airbus, Operators and Regulators, it has...
22nd May 2015, 21:07
Replies: 76
Views: 66,920
Posted By NigelOnDraft

Groucho The question was why they were "cruising"...

Groucho The question was why they were "cruising" at FL90. My question was why is that determined to be "strange" and I asked why?

Yes - there are rules for flying below MSA, and I am not saying...
22nd May 2015, 15:17
Replies: 76
Views: 66,920
Posted By NigelOnDraft

Out of interest, why?

Out of interest, why?
10th May 2015, 12:12
Replies: 3,529
Views: 4,931,742
Posted By NigelOnDraft

NW I think it pretty safe to assume that...

NW

I think it pretty safe to assume that numerous attempts at Emergency Access were made, or not bothered with due indications in the cabin.

Agree, when you run through the scenario toe door...
9th May 2015, 21:38
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Views: 5,669,834
Posted By NigelOnDraft

So do I... another 9/11 and I know which...

So do I... another 9/11 and I know which type/role is more likely to be secure :oh:
Forum: Tech Log
9th May 2015, 21:10
Replies: 17
Views: 3,299
Posted By NigelOnDraft

C* We are in agreement... the 500C takes...

C*

We are in agreement... the 500C takes some doing, but MLW, Flap 3 and idle reverse + early turn off some people managed it.. leading to a delayed departure.

It just takes some thought as to...
Forum: Tech Log
9th May 2015, 20:15
Replies: 17
Views: 3,299
Posted By NigelOnDraft

Delaying braking is a useful "tool in the box". ...

Delaying braking is a useful "tool in the box".

When we had some old 320s without Brake Fans, or they are MEL'd out, I get really ****ed off with crews who hand me over an aircraft with 500C+...
6th May 2015, 14:11
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Views: 4,931,742
Posted By NigelOnDraft

Yes - perfectly normal

Yes - perfectly normal
6th May 2015, 10:41
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Posted By NigelOnDraft

Detailed in the report, but Capt was not on Flt...

Detailed in the report, but Capt was not on Flt Deck.

In fact, the descent was ATC instructed and flown normally, the "practice" was just the selection of 100' (and other incorrect values) on the...
24th Apr 2015, 08:32
Replies: 3,529
Views: 4,931,742
Posted By NigelOnDraft

Capvermell Your solution(s) are decades away from...

Capvermell Your solution(s) are decades away from being technically feasible, let alone financially acceptable.

For instance:would require huge infrastructure investments.

We are far from any...
Forum: Tech Log
13th Apr 2015, 07:02
Replies: 2,052
Views: 1,193,715
Posted By NigelOnDraft

Normally contain a weak link, so would break away...

Normally contain a weak link, so would break away if deployed anywhere above a typical landing speed.
9th Apr 2015, 20:55
Replies: 4
Views: 3,625
Posted By NigelOnDraft

Out of interest, "why" should they have turned...

Out of interest, "why" should they have turned back?

They were struck by lightning, there were no indications of any problems, so continued.
9th Apr 2015, 17:37
Replies: 3,529
Views: 4,931,742
Posted By NigelOnDraft

I am intrigued by the "5"? LAM, GW. EgyptAir...

I am intrigued by the "5"? LAM, GW. EgyptAir started solo, but carried on when Capt returned. SilkAir had 2 up front. FedEx the non-pilot employee (at the time) attacked the Flt Crew. PSA the...
9th Apr 2015, 11:25
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Views: 4,931,742
Posted By NigelOnDraft

Trouble is, you cannot easily have a protocol for...

Trouble is, you cannot easily have a protocol for over-riding the chain of command.

As in the JetBlue case, and other instances of an FO "intervening" in what, retrospectively, turns out to be a...
9th Apr 2015, 11:17
Replies: 129
Views: 85,707
Posted By NigelOnDraft

April AAIB Bulletin RYR v RYR @ STN...

April AAIB Bulletin RYR v RYR @ STN (http://www.aaib.gov.uk/cms_resources.cfm?file=/Boeing%20737-8AS%20EI-ENL%20and%20EI-DLJ%2004-15.pdf)
The sole underlying cause appeared to be ATC unfortunately -...
Forum: Cabin Crew
6th Apr 2015, 11:33
Replies: 38
Views: 14,531
Posted By NigelOnDraft

MM - please do not take it as an "insult" to the...

MM - please do not take it as an "insult" to the majority of CC. It's just an ill-thought through knee-jerk reaction to a tragedy.

The arguments are well-rehearsed, but a summary to me would be:...
5th Apr 2015, 17:19
Replies: 3,529
Views: 4,931,742
Posted By NigelOnDraft

Yes... if someone who has just done 6+hrs LHS...

Yes... if someone who has just done 6+hrs LHS A320 today satisfies your criteria?

I refer back to my previous post (which you described as 'mediocrity') to give, IMO, an accurate response to your...
4th Apr 2015, 17:35
Replies: 3,529
Views: 4,931,742
Posted By NigelOnDraft

Judging from the medical experts above, in that...

Judging from the medical experts above, in that there is no "test" for this, the best you can hope for is "maybe"?

Once per year they are assessed, and certified as "fit for purpose". In between...
4th Apr 2015, 11:49
Replies: 3,529
Views: 4,931,742
Posted By NigelOnDraft

I would contend I am not "clutching at straws",...

I would contend I am not "clutching at straws", but quoting the EASA recommendation.

I might suggest you are clutching at straws describing something as "elementary logic" when it explicitly...
4th Apr 2015, 11:31
Replies: 3,529
Views: 4,931,742
Posted By NigelOnDraft

If adding the CC was "zero risk", I might agree. ...

If adding the CC was "zero risk", I might agree.

As the excellent article above states:It requires a "risk assessment" of the variables, and a conclusion.

If it was such "elementary logic" why...
4th Apr 2015, 10:33
Replies: 3,529
Views: 4,931,742
Posted By NigelOnDraft

vlieger: that link you posted - never did I think...

vlieger: that link you posted - never did I think I'd read something from a journal titled "Marxist" and applaud it, but the first half I agreed with... will read the rest later.

There are a few...
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