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11th Jul 2013, 10:38
Replies: 2,397
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Posted By Plectron

While working as a Captain at another major Asian...

While working as a Captain at another major Asian carrier we (pilots) were required to attend the Sim Evacuation exercises with the Flight Attendants. This is done in a full size cabin mock-up with...
7th Jul 2013, 20:45
Replies: 2,397
Views: 1,935,423
Posted By Plectron

Boofhead is absolutely correct. And the Korean...

Boofhead is absolutely correct. And the Korean Airlines are not alone. One especially comes to mind with the same problem. Service Quality. Great service and clean new airplanes but what goes on up...
23rd Jan 2012, 08:44
Replies: 15
Views: 2,396
Posted By Plectron

What's the difference from hiring cadet...

What's the difference from hiring cadet candidates whose choice was made, in great part, by hiring profiles that took aviation aptitude into little consideration. Then throwing the chaps into a...
Forum: Tech Log
18th Dec 2011, 18:29
Replies: 1,412
Views: 394,966
Posted By Plectron

I have commented at length on PPRuNe about the...

I have commented at length on PPRuNe about the sorry state of affairs with the 300 hour total time copilot making Captain in 10 years or less after flying 1 or 2 long-haul legs a month on the...
Forum: Tech Log
11th Dec 2011, 13:55
Replies: 1,412
Views: 394,966
Posted By Plectron

ref Post #722, LapSap, surely you must be joking....

ref Post #722, LapSap, surely you must be joking. With all the posts on PPRune about lack of actual hands-on flying, how can anyone ask this question? There are MAJOR players out there who hire...
11th Dec 2011, 13:34
Replies: 113
Views: 136,083
Posted By Plectron

They are not the only one with huge safety...

They are not the only one with huge safety problems that are endemic to the company. At least it isn't illegal for them to speak out as it is in some places. Notice too, no one has been instantly...
4th Nov 2011, 23:22
Replies: 356
Views: 184,921
Posted By Plectron

"Practice" autolands are illegal for FOs. Who is...

"Practice" autolands are illegal for FOs. Who is minding the store? Think about this! Where does training permit this?
25th Oct 2011, 00:54
Replies: 702
Views: 190,392
Posted By Plectron

All of the above, plus, a corpse could get a...

All of the above, plus, a corpse could get a medical if he shops around long enough. We all know that.
22nd Oct 2011, 00:11
Replies: 702
Views: 190,392
Posted By Plectron

Thank you guys. Truth is, it's pathetic. No other...

Thank you guys. Truth is, it's pathetic. No other word for it.
21st Oct 2011, 12:28
Replies: 702
Views: 190,392
Posted By Plectron

There is no doubt this is a lost cause. First, I...

There is no doubt this is a lost cause. First, I am off the big jets and glad of it. I still fly small airplanes. I have lots of flight time and most of it in heavy jets. I agree that age is not a...
Forum: Tech Log
19th Oct 2011, 02:48
Replies: 1,412
Views: 394,966
Posted By Plectron

Then...CV-600 school on the Dowty Rotol prop (RR...

Then...CV-600 school on the Dowty Rotol prop (RR Dart engine) 2 days total time on the prop alone. And an exam.

Flash forward quite a few and the Fokker school on the same prop. About 2 hours....
12th Oct 2011, 13:44
Replies: 18
Views: 5,822
Posted By Plectron

Check out Southern Airways Flight 242 for similar...

Check out Southern Airways Flight 242 for similar bad experiences in thunderstorms.
Forum: Tech Log
2nd Oct 2011, 21:30
Replies: 131
Views: 89,063
Posted By Plectron

Gee, with all those changes to the B737, it's...

Gee, with all those changes to the B737, it's truly amazing anyone can fly one safely. That darn old MD-80 and all the derivatives must be a devil for all the DC-9 guys to deal with too.

The fuel...
Forum: Tech Log
30th Sep 2011, 12:24
Replies: 131
Views: 89,063
Posted By Plectron

Recovery? What recovery? Instincts? Who is...

Recovery? What recovery? Instincts? Who is kidding who? What else do you expect from pilots who might have 100 hours total time of hand flying when they retire. Much worse is on the horizon I assure...
20th Sep 2011, 11:28
Replies: 159
Views: 29,420
Posted By Plectron

For me, this issue isn't just an armchair...

For me, this issue isn't just an armchair exercise or chit-chat on the computer. I care about this issue because I have seen it and it alarms me.

I will say it one more time and then leave this...
19th Sep 2011, 13:08
Replies: 159
Views: 29,420
Posted By Plectron

Mr. Bloggs is quite correct to criticize my post....

Mr. Bloggs is quite correct to criticize my post. What I was attempting to say, and clearly failed at, was that while I do not enjoy flying in aircraft that have neglected the creature comforts in...
19th Sep 2011, 00:23
Replies: 159
Views: 29,420
Posted By Plectron

The regulatory agencies will not take care of...

The regulatory agencies will not take care of this problem for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is that many of the inspectors could not now, if ever, hand fly a jet around the pattern,...
18th Sep 2011, 22:58
Replies: 159
Views: 29,420
Posted By Plectron

Folks, first of all I was not talking at all...

Folks, first of all I was not talking at all about flying RNAV approaches or CAT IIIb approaches by hand - I am talking about getting an airplane on the ground in adverse circumstances such as a...
10th Sep 2011, 11:53
Replies: 159
Views: 29,420
Posted By Plectron

Once upon a time I found that most pilots I flew...

Once upon a time I found that most pilots I flew with were avoiding visual approaches. The company encouraged FOs to do practice sims on their own time. They had the required Visual Circuits wired...
9th Sep 2011, 22:49
Replies: 159
Views: 29,420
Posted By Plectron

Daniel - you are right. Everyone starts with 0...

Daniel - you are right. Everyone starts with 0 hours. But, IF your company allows it - try to get as much hand flying as possible including FD off raw data autothrottle off. It may save your bacon.
9th Sep 2011, 14:59
Replies: 159
Views: 29,420
Posted By Plectron

I'm really confused why there is any serious...

I'm really confused why there is any serious discussion about this subject.

Outside of the carriers (and their minions who will defend them) who have let their zero time FOs languish in the right...
7th Sep 2011, 21:44
Replies: 159
Views: 29,420
Posted By Plectron

HOLISTIC SAFETY RATING 2011 Published on...

HOLISTIC SAFETY RATING 2011
Published on 08/31/2011
From a dataset of the 100 most important airlines, exhaustive information (2009) was found in 44 companies in 2011. The top ten airlines 2011...
6th Sep 2011, 11:02
Replies: 159
Views: 29,420
Posted By Plectron

I believe there are two completely preventable...

I believe there are two completely preventable accidents coming.

1 - Airborn Fuel exhaustion due to the current company rules about FOD mixed with 1-timid 2-inept and 3-unlucky crews.

2- An...
5th Sep 2011, 22:20
Replies: 159
Views: 29,420
Posted By Plectron

Flight Safety is correct. The automation is not...

Flight Safety is correct. The automation is not understood. The FOs are landing in crosswinds, albeit using "outside procedures", with the Captain's acquiescence IF an autoland is made. The fact...
5th Sep 2011, 21:09
Replies: 159
Views: 29,420
Posted By Plectron

Jack - I suggested that many times- politely...

Jack - I suggested that many times- politely phrased, of course. Something like: Next time you go on vacation why not go to Arizona or Florida and get a check-out in a C180 or a 310 instead of...
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