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1st May 2021, 02:10
Replies: 42
Views: 7,834
Posted By Judd

Fine in theory. But how do you know who is an...

Fine in theory. But how do you know who is an "expert instructor" and who is an ordinary mortal instructor? Just because someone wears four bars on his shoulders and has a big watch and dark...
10th Apr 2021, 10:02
Replies: 11
Views: 3,076
Posted By Judd

As the plate seems to indicate a semi-curve on to...

As the plate seems to indicate a semi-curve on to final is it possible to hand fly the same approach just to keep your hand in? Can it be done without relying on the flight director?
20th Mar 2021, 02:16
Replies: 18
Views: 7,822
Posted By Judd

Without knowing the facts is sounds like a serie...

Without knowing the facts is sounds like a serie of compressor stalls which usually means extremely loud explosions and flames from the engine exhaust. If immediate closing of the thrust lever...
31st Jan 2021, 01:09
Replies: 21
Views: 5,953
Posted By Judd

If todays airline pilots are so helpless without...

If todays airline pilots are so helpless without the aid of the automatics that they cannot fly a normal visual circuit without resorting to gimmicks like landing flap downwind, God help them should...
12th Jan 2021, 04:31
Replies: 848
Views: 876,322
Posted By Judd

Adam Air was just another of these type of...

Adam Air was just another of these type of accidents where automation addiction (which is just another way of saying automation dependency) had a hand in these loss of control accidents. They usually...
1st Dec 2020, 13:38
Replies: 4
Views: 1,592
Posted By Judd

The weather was really bad news and the pilot...

The weather was really bad news and the pilot could have delayed the takeoff until the heavy rain over the airfield had cleared. Even with weather radar, the torrential rain from the thunderstorm...
Forum: Tech Log
1st Dec 2020, 13:17
Replies: 14
Views: 4,158
Posted By Judd

Providing the Level D simulator is well...

Providing the Level D simulator is well maintained, the fidelity of crosswind landings in terms of basic handling of flight controls is almost identical to the real aircraft. I am talking here about...
Forum: Tech Log
1st Dec 2020, 12:38
Replies: 306
Views: 47,093
Posted By Judd

Fascinating. "Walking the throttles" was a DC3...

Fascinating. "Walking the throttles" was a DC3 technique used if the the throttle friction nut was poorly maintained making the throttles stiff to operate causing a jerky operation. I have seen...
Forum: Tech Log
1st Dec 2020, 11:30
Replies: 2
Views: 1,410
Posted By Judd

Cost effective UPRT for airline pilots

Upset Prevention Recognition Training, otherwise UPRT. Unusual Attitude Recovery Training. Undesired State Recovery Training. All these terms have the same basic meaning. Different State Regulators...
Forum: Tech Log
29th Nov 2020, 22:03
Replies: 306
Views: 47,093
Posted By Judd

The only problem with tightening the regulatory...

The only problem with tightening the regulatory requirements is that the regulatory chiefs themselves are mostly retired airline pilots who are former children of the magenta line. For them it is...
Forum: Tech Log
29th Nov 2020, 13:25
Replies: 306
Views: 47,093
Posted By Judd

I can well believe it. Friend of mine flying in...

I can well believe it. Friend of mine flying in the Asia region crewed with a local cadet just out of flight school and who had just completed his type rating. They were flying in Cirrus cloud, calm...
Forum: Tech Log
29th Nov 2020, 04:03
Replies: 306
Views: 47,093
Posted By Judd

But it is relevant. There have been numerous...

But it is relevant. There have been numerous accidents and probably thousands of unreported incidents where mode confusion and consequent furrowing of brows have led to an "undesired state' in terms...
24th Oct 2020, 13:22
Replies: 52
Views: 12,641
Posted By Judd

Tolerating an un-airworthy aircraft. Wing drops at stall

Australian Flying magazine November-December 2020, published an article by the editor Steve Hitchin where he talks about brushing up his stall recovery skills using a Piper Warrior at Victorian...
22nd Sep 2020, 14:32
Replies: 0
Views: 1,110
Posted By Judd

The Bristell accident at MB last year. Any further info on what really happened?

ATSB still haven't published their final report on the Bristell go-around accident at Moorabbin last year. I was unable to find any definitive information of the circumstances of the accident. For...
25th Aug 2020, 12:49
Replies: 18
Views: 3,065
Posted By Judd

Not that I am aware of. But there is a whole new...

Not that I am aware of. But there is a whole new generation of pilots who have never heard of this accident. If you found the report interesting nearly fifty years ago, then maybe the current...
25th Aug 2020, 11:44
Replies: 26
Views: 21,333
Posted By Judd

An astonishing landing. You couldn't make that up if you tried

https://www.skybrary.aero/index.php/A320,_Macau_SAR_China,_2018_(1)?utm_source=SKYbrary&utm_campaign=ff07f6d767-%23683+Unanticipated+and+unforecast+low+level&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_e405169b04-ff0...
25th Aug 2020, 02:37
Replies: 369
Views: 210,563
Posted By Judd

While "real men don't go around" or loss of face...

While "real men don't go around" or loss of face is ingrained in the brains of some culturally afflicted pilots, clearly this sort of insane mindset is here to stay. All the lectures on CRM, TEM or...
Forum: Tech Log
24th Aug 2020, 00:18
Replies: 23
Views: 3,400
Posted By Judd

It is always interesting to watch the landing...

It is always interesting to watch the landing tehnique of various pilots. It is common in the simulator to observe those pilots who are addicted to AP and FD use in CAVOK conditions for an ILS. The...
23rd Aug 2020, 09:58
Replies: 40
Views: 8,374
Posted By Judd

Pilot DAR. Question. Many years ago I was a QFI...

Pilot DAR. Question. Many years ago I was a QFI flying, among other types, RAAF Dakota aircraft. Practice stalls clean on the Dakota posed no problem. However in the approach configuration (full flap...
23rd Aug 2020, 09:44
Replies: 18
Views: 3,065
Posted By Judd

Staines Trident crash revisited

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/British_European_Airways_Flight_548
23rd Aug 2020, 08:47
Replies: 46
Views: 9,425
Posted By Judd

BAC One-Eleven crash on test flight. Deep Stall

https://www.baaa-acro.com/crash/crash-bac-111-200ab-chicklade-7-killed

Because this tragic accident occurred decades ago, few of todays airline pilots would have been aware of it. It is certainly...
23rd Aug 2020, 07:45
Replies: 14
Views: 3,328
Posted By Judd

Assuming you are an independant Examiner, how...

Assuming you are an independant Examiner, how much would you expect pay annually to adequately cover yourself re liability insurance ? [/color]
23rd Aug 2020, 07:24
Replies: 369
Views: 210,563
Posted By Judd

I don't know how true this is but understand that...

I don't know how true this is but understand that a few years ago China Airlines (Taiwan) captains were continually getting the blame for QAR reports of unstable approaches into Taipei when the PF's...
22nd Aug 2020, 14:38
Replies: 14
Views: 3,328
Posted By Judd

Try Gawne Aviation Shepparton. Excellent rates -...

Try Gawne Aviation Shepparton. Excellent rates - training area next to airport - quiet circuit area.
22nd Aug 2020, 13:57
Replies: 369
Views: 210,563
Posted By Judd

In one airline I was with we had an excitable...

In one airline I was with we had an excitable checkie with a short fuse. The simulator session included captain incapacitation at some point in the session. Just before one takeoff the checkie...
3rd Aug 2020, 11:14
Replies: 1
Views: 4,096
Posted By Judd

Thai 747 close shave circling approach Tokyo

https://www.mlit.go.jp/jtsb/eng-air_report/HS-TGX.pdf
28th Jul 2020, 14:28
Replies: 10
Views: 1,445
Posted By Judd

Agree. The basic six pack of flight instruments...

Agree. The basic six pack of flight instruments was easy to assimulate especially as the artificial horizon was relatively large and the "little aeroplane" was quite big. Current EFIS has an AH that...
28th Jun 2020, 14:03
Replies: 28
Views: 5,084
Posted By Judd

Partenavia fatal crash Wagga 1998. 17 defects present

It will be 22 years next month 20 July 1998, that Partenavia VH-IXH crashed into a hill during a DME Arrival into Wagga, killing the pilot and his passenger. The BASIS report stated: The pilot was...
27th Jun 2020, 13:44
Replies: 76
Views: 33,789
Posted By Judd

Well put indeed. I remember going through that...

Well put indeed. I remember going through that rubbish years ago. I had been retrenched from airline flying and was interviewed for a job flying an MU2. The then chief pilot gave me the bum's rush...
22nd Jun 2020, 11:14
Replies: 28
Views: 17,942
Posted By Judd

[/color] There is no end to airlines that...

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There is no end to airlines that foster a culture of "Real men don't go around." With these operators, unless directed to go around by ATC, a go-around is seen as a loss of face. That...
22nd Jun 2020, 06:41
Replies: 97
Views: 61,754
Posted By Judd

Never a truer word. Normal simulator sessions per...

Never a truer word. Normal simulator sessions per handling pilot is two hours per session. Two pilots means four hours including break for changeover/coffee. Landing any aircraft consistently safely...
Forum: Tech Log
20th Jun 2020, 03:38
Replies: 3
Views: 1,185
Posted By Judd

It always had me tossed why in the 737 Classics,...

It always had me tossed why in the 737 Classics, Boeing switched the autothrottle switch to ARM before starting the engines. Previously, the autothrottle was switched to ARM only when lined up for...
14th Jun 2020, 14:55
Replies: 15
Views: 2,801
Posted By Judd

Exactly how does the unhappy F/O take control...

Exactly how does the unhappy F/O take control from the aggressive captain? The manuals don't tell you apart from weak motherhood statements. Judging by the cockpit gradient described in the report,...
14th Jun 2020, 14:17
Replies: 9
Views: 2,706
Posted By Judd

This incident shows how important it is for those...

This incident shows how important it is for those flying home-builts or similar ultra light aircraft, to keep current on practice forced landings. Glide ratios may not always be the same as in a...
14th Jun 2020, 06:01
Replies: 15
Views: 2,801
Posted By Judd

Agree. The following comment is one person's...

Agree. The following comment is one person's personal opinion for what it is worth. There should be nothing inherently dangerous with a circling approach providing the pilot uses common sense and...
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