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23rd Jun 2015, 23:59
Replies: 44
Views: 18,632
Posted By BenThere

The more you adhere to standard phraseology, the...

The more you adhere to standard phraseology, the better off you'll be.

I work at a large airline and at the start of a trip I find myself flying with someone I've never seen before more often...
22nd Mar 2015, 18:07
Replies: 132
Views: 79,723
Posted By BenThere

Precisely.

Precisely.
22nd Mar 2015, 17:44
Replies: 132
Views: 79,723
Posted By BenThere

I's you who are frightening me, with all due...

I's you who are frightening me, with all due respect.

It should be instinctual to any Airbus pilot to disconnect the automation when any unanticipated thrust/vector surprise occurs, stabilize the...
22nd Mar 2015, 16:27
Replies: 20
Views: 4,536
Posted By BenThere

To John Grimer, Godspeed, respect, and gratitude....

To John Grimer, Godspeed, respect, and gratitude.

So many men had soldierhood thrust upon them in both World Wars. It is one of the amazements of my life trying to know how they stood up to it. ...
22nd Mar 2015, 16:04
Replies: 132
Views: 79,723
Posted By BenThere

TOGA is always TOGA; idle is always idle. ...

TOGA is always TOGA; idle is always idle.

At the first sign of anomaly that is taking away your flight control, disconnect the autopilot, auto thrust, and turn off the flight directors. Set...
22nd Mar 2015, 15:20
Replies: 17
Views: 4,108
Posted By BenThere

Should be something here you'd like. Eric W....

Should be something here you'd like.

Eric W. Miller Photography (http://www.ericwmillerphotography.com)
18th Mar 2015, 21:22
Replies: 78
Views: 12,485
Posted By BenThere

It was never about control of the region, who...

It was never about control of the region, who cares about that, but NATO was motivated to prevent its perception of atrocities committed by Serbs against the civilians of Bosnia-Herzegovina and...
18th Mar 2015, 20:40
Replies: 648
Views: 202,942
Posted By BenThere

I'll bet on Boeing. Major programs like...

I'll bet on Boeing.

Major programs like this always have delays, cost overruns, technical glitches, etc. But they always come on line eventually. And after they come on line they need fixes,...
15th Mar 2015, 21:39
Replies: 133
Views: 37,031
Posted By BenThere

An aspect I think is important is that if you're...

An aspect I think is important is that if you're a passenger, you don't want a minimum wage pilot up front. You want a pro.

And if the pilots, especially in the right seat, are struggling and...
11th Mar 2015, 15:11
Replies: 2
Views: 1,392
Posted By BenThere

The price of freedom is often paid in training...

The price of freedom is often paid in training incidents, family difficulties most often involving finance, depression resulting from the realization the nation is ungrateful for sacrifice,...
9th Mar 2015, 21:21
Replies: 54
Views: 7,623
Posted By BenThere

It's not cheap to import 100k+ refugees every few...

It's not cheap to import 100k+ refugees every few months and put them on government assistance.

The defense establishment of the UK should be happy with whatever is left over in the budget for...
25th Feb 2015, 18:35
Replies: 87
Views: 16,776
Posted By BenThere

Appreciate the comments, typerated. I would...

Appreciate the comments, typerated.

I would suspect the playout would be for USAF/NATO assets to deploy to ample Ukranian airfields built for air force operations, with developing tensions...
24th Feb 2015, 20:14
Replies: 87
Views: 16,776
Posted By BenThere

Should the event transpire, I'm quite convinced...

Should the event transpire, I'm quite convinced that even in our reduced state, air superiority and soon following, USAF air supremacy would prevail over the Ukrainian skies.

The Russians have...
22nd Feb 2015, 16:38
Replies: 87
Views: 16,776
Posted By BenThere

Seems to me that every time the A-10 comes up for...

Seems to me that every time the A-10 comes up for elimination the Army and Marines step up to volunteer to take over the mission and operate the aircraft.

Hmmm...wonder why that is?

The A-10...
22nd Feb 2015, 14:42
Replies: 12
Views: 9,951
Posted By BenThere

I work for Delta, and have since the Northwest...

I work for Delta, and have since the Northwest merger. I've said from the beginning that Northwest made Delta a better flying operation (flight ops, standards, training) and Delta made Northwest a...
18th Feb 2015, 18:41
Replies: 3,927
Views: 3,735,264
Posted By BenThere

Exploding fuel tanks has been a problem...

Exploding fuel tanks has been a problem characteristic of Boeings. Catastrophic stalls in flight have been a problem characteristic of Airbii.

What creeps into my consciousness as the recent...
29th Jan 2015, 19:11
Replies: 3,927
Views: 3,735,264
Posted By BenThere

[QUOTE] does the autopilot still have the...

[QUOTE] does the autopilot still have the "Expedite Climb" mode? [/QUOTE}

It does (actually a flight director mode) and it seeks to match climb thrust to green dot speed (roughly l/d max in...
29th Jan 2015, 01:30
Replies: 11,267
Views: 2,275,965
Posted By BenThere

I do not believe that another bomber ever needs...

I do not believe that another bomber ever needs to be built.

Maybe not, but in GW1, Afghanistan 2001 , Kosovo, and GW11, resistance on the ground was broken by B-52 cluster bombing, not precision...
27th Jan 2015, 23:38
Replies: 3,927
Views: 3,735,264
Posted By BenThere

If you haven't activated the approach, it won't...

If you haven't activated the approach, it won't always, or even most of the time, activate itself. You might find yourself accelerating, fully configured, at TOGA thrust.

90% N1, on the A320,...
27th Jan 2015, 22:49
Replies: 3,927
Views: 3,735,264
Posted By BenThere

The A-320 family is a great aircraft to fly. The...

The A-320 family is a great aircraft to fly. The automation does so much for you.

But it can surprise you with anomalies, especially in the first year you fly it when you forget to activate the...
23rd Jan 2015, 16:21
Replies: 3,927
Views: 3,735,264
Posted By BenThere

I fly the A320, and recently received guidance...

I fly the A320, and recently received guidance that when Sparky (the mysterious French brain that protects us from screwing things up) is directing unsustainable nose up or down auto commands, you...
20th Jan 2015, 23:21
Replies: 66
Views: 18,792
Posted By BenThere

I've got so many memories of Mildenhall as a USAF...

I've got so many memories of Mildenhall as a USAF KC-135 crew member who lived and transited there for a cumulative total of about a year of my life, all told.

I passed many memorable nights at...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Dec 2014, 19:41
Replies: 43
Views: 3,736
Posted By BenThere

DC-ATE, Heartfelt wishes for you and the...

DC-ATE,

Heartfelt wishes for you and the struggle ahead. I'm an ex-DC-8 freighter pilot, and know the challenges.

We're all on this escalator to the end of our lives, and no one is immortal....
Forum: Jet Blast
6th Dec 2014, 02:40
Replies: 20,049
Views: 2,473,888
Posted By BenThere

The wife wants Glenelg while I lean more toward...

The wife wants Glenelg while I lean more toward Gawler and Barossa Valley with a few hectares and a pool.

We watch the real estate websites and ads, and welcome the Aussie dollar's coming back...
Forum: Jet Blast
5th Dec 2014, 19:34
Replies: 262
Views: 12,328
Posted By BenThere

Thank you, BabyBear. Rationality is the...

Thank you, BabyBear.

Rationality is the point, yes?
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