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18th Apr 2019, 19:01
Replies: 125
Views: 195,754
Posted By AKAAB

JFK typically uses distance instead of time for...

JFK typically uses distance instead of time for determining the departure spacing. They get annoyed when someone gets cleared into position and they respond they need the full two minutes for wake...
18th Apr 2019, 17:01
Replies: 125
Views: 195,754
Posted By AKAAB

From 19 years of personal experience as a captain...

From 19 years of personal experience as a captain on the A320, I can confidently state that 90%+ of the pilots I fly with don't put any crosswind correction in for the takeoff roll. On rotation with...
16th May 2017, 01:02
Replies: 37
Views: 39,191
Posted By AKAAB

My gut says late turn to final based on the...

My gut says late turn to final based on the controller's comment about starting the turn. Overshot final, then buttonhooked back towards the runway with overbanking to compensate for the overshoot....
29th Sep 2016, 22:21
Replies: 60
Views: 37,303
Posted By AKAAB

A320 - PF operates throttles and T/Rs. We have...

A320 - PF operates throttles and T/Rs. We have enough guys that are terrified of using more than idle reverse because the company says it costs money. The resultant unexpected consequence is a...
Forum: Tech Log
5th Jun 2016, 20:20
Replies: 82
Views: 19,916
Posted By AKAAB

After sixteen years of pushing the same buttons...

After sixteen years of pushing the same buttons on the A320/321, I felt stagnated. So, I added a Comm-Glider rating last summer.

I hand-fly the bus more than most, but getting out and flying by...
5th Jun 2016, 20:15
Replies: 213
Views: 121,292
Posted By AKAAB

Angry I once listened on Guard to a single-engine...

I once listened on Guard to a single-engine ditching in progress in the Bahamas where a United pilot was trying to fix his position for the Coast Guard and advise him on ditching preparations so he...
Forum: Tech Log
22nd Oct 2015, 14:54
Replies: 3
Views: 1,463
Posted By AKAAB

I've had a parking brake valve fail with similar...

I've had a parking brake valve fail with similar results.
Forum: Tech Log
21st Oct 2015, 20:33
Replies: 4
Views: 2,824
Posted By AKAAB

Selecting Flaps2 on the A320 will cause a +200ft...

Selecting Flaps2 on the A320 will cause a +200ft balloon. I've seen pilots miss catching the GS because of this. Most of us gray-hairs have figured this out.

The MU2 solved a similar problem by...
Forum: Tech Log
21st Oct 2015, 20:29
Replies: 16
Views: 5,427
Posted By AKAAB

Regarding Cockpit Tray Tables - I've been...

Regarding Cockpit Tray Tables - I've been involved with the FOEB MMEL process for over ten years and have asked Airbus this question numerous times seeking justification for the MMEL requiring the...
27th Mar 2015, 01:56
Replies: 3,529
Views: 4,935,833
Posted By AKAAB

And, anyone that can keep his record clean can...

And, anyone that can keep his record clean can buy his way into a cockpit?

I'll resign before I allow that in my cockpit. I think most pilots would revolt over selling the jumpseat and refuse...
27th Mar 2015, 01:45
Replies: 3,529
Views: 4,935,833
Posted By AKAAB

Captain Osbon was ill, not suicidal. He was a...

Captain Osbon was ill, not suicidal. He was a respected Check Airman that was working himself to exhaustion. He was locked out of the cockpit by an astute First Officer after he exited unexpectedly. ...
26th Mar 2015, 23:56
Replies: 3,529
Views: 4,935,833
Posted By AKAAB

Only above FL410 in EASA/ICAO rules. Above FL250...

Only above FL410 in EASA/ICAO rules. Above FL250 in FAA rules, but there is an active movement to harmonize the US rules with the ICAO rules. ALPA and FedEx have a petition in the system to change...
26th Mar 2015, 22:22
Replies: 3,529
Views: 4,935,833
Posted By AKAAB

On the plus side, the single-pilot airliner...

On the plus side, the single-pilot airliner scheme discussion is squelched forever. Pilotless airliners - still on the table, but only after we have a decade of driverless cars and zero accidents.
26th Mar 2015, 21:54
Replies: 3,529
Views: 4,935,833
Posted By AKAAB

Rideforever - the altitude selection is with a...

Rideforever - the altitude selection is with a knob, not a keypad. The entire altitude selection occurred over 3 seconds and the 13008 hit was most likely just an interim sample of data as he turned...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Mar 2015, 21:05
Replies: 58
Views: 15,609
Posted By AKAAB

His name just came up on another discussion and I...

His name just came up on another discussion and I remembered we had discussed him on PPRUNE. He was a certified pilot at one point. A320 Type when I flew with him.

Pilot pleads guilty to...
24th Sep 2014, 16:02
Replies: 89
Views: 32,218
Posted By AKAAB

Agreed. The ability to stop the plane was not in...

Agreed. The ability to stop the plane was not in doubt (landing distances are not predicated on thrust reversers.) The immediacy of the problem - engine failure with fire that took longer than...
Forum: Tech Log
23rd Sep 2014, 03:34
Replies: 7
Views: 3,235
Posted By AKAAB

That's not accurate. As I posted, the P&W 305 on...

That's not accurate. As I posted, the P&W 305 on the Lear60 had the dulled, slightly rough inlets and we were told they should never be polished like the inlets on the earlier Lears because the...
23rd Sep 2014, 03:26
Replies: 89
Views: 32,218
Posted By AKAAB

You are incorrect in your assumption. At...

You are incorrect in your assumption. At JetBlue, there are three PAs to choose from after the brake is set after an RTO or Emergency Landing:

Remain Seated = do not evacuate.

Cabin Crew at...
Forum: Tech Log
22nd Sep 2014, 14:51
Replies: 7
Views: 3,235
Posted By AKAAB

I thought this would be a juicy subject that...

I thought this would be a juicy subject that someone would have some in depth knowledge on.

There has to be an IAE Tech Rep out there somewhere that can explain the dulled inlets.
21st Sep 2014, 18:27
Replies: 89
Views: 32,218
Posted By AKAAB

The actor that was tweeting the events said the...

The actor that was tweeting the events said the FAs were going through the cabin releasing the oxygen masks.

No comment on JB's flight attendant training...
21st Sep 2014, 01:30
Replies: 89
Views: 32,218
Posted By AKAAB

A couple of points... The triple chime that...

A couple of points...

The triple chime that repeats about every 30 seconds is likely the Lav Smoke Detector Alert and not the cockpit-to-cabin call. Note that it sounds on a regular cycle,...
Forum: Tech Log
16th Sep 2014, 22:43
Replies: 7
Views: 3,235
Posted By AKAAB

A320 IAE Eng Inlet Polished?

Today I had an aircraft with a shiny/polished inlet on Eng1 and a normal/dull inlet on Eng2. Deep inside the dark recesses of my memory I seem to recall something about never polishing the inlets...
13th Aug 2014, 21:57
Replies: 22
Views: 14,393
Posted By AKAAB

JetBlue trains the flightcrews to not indicate a...

JetBlue trains the flightcrews to not indicate a direction for evacuation. This was a change from how we were initially trained with the explanation that the FAs were taught to assess the risk before...
21st Feb 2014, 00:10
Replies: 891
Views: 389,791
Posted By AKAAB

Cool I can attest that the damage potential is much...

I can attest that the damage potential is much higher than we all assume. I was targeted a couple of months ago while on approach. The green laser hit me several times and I had a white...
20th Feb 2014, 23:59
Replies: 262
Views: 120,684
Posted By AKAAB

UPS 1354 NTSB Investigation - CVR

The CVR transcript was released. Cockpit conversation starts on page 12.

http://dms.ntsb.gov/public%2F55000-55499%2F55307%2F550788.pdf

Interesting to note the conversation about fatigue and...
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