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11th May 2012, 06:57
Replies: 727
Views: 556,964
Posted By gbour


A couple of earlier poster mention a 'navigator' (being the same person on both flights)
Is Sukhoi trying to sell a plane with a more-than-two-person crew? With the third person not even being the...
Forum: Tech Log
29th Jul 2011, 05:13
Replies: 3,435
Views: 1,378,713
Posted By gbour

Airbus chief pilot critical of AF crew

This has not yet hit the English speaking media. From Die Welt: Airbus chief pilot Ferando Alonso (sic) critizises the AF crew for not applying proper procedure by inducing a climb twice as steep as...
6th Apr 2011, 18:18
Replies: 62
Views: 29,451
Posted By gbour

pax in the loop?

A feature of United is that pax can listen to cockpit communications on one of the IFES channels. Wonder whether this was on...?
Or is there a SOP to switch it off in non-routine situations?
Forum: Tech Log
4th Apr 2011, 22:00
Replies: 3,893
Views: 1,264,404
Posted By gbour

Debris size & speed

After a high speed impact, the SR-111 MD11 disintegrated into 2 million (recovered) pieces*. CNN reported the biggest one was the size of a car door. The average length of the 160 miles of wire...
Forum: Questions
14th Mar 2011, 13:24
Replies: 33
Views: 8,565
Posted By gbour

Japan / Nuclear, airline precautions

Are flights to/in Japan in any potential danger? Austrian seems to think so....

Vienna - Austrian Airlines will have army radiation experts on its flights to Tokyo from Monday, the Defense...
25th Mar 2010, 15:30
Replies: 16
Views: 5,058
Posted By gbour


I am sure a lot of Swissair 111 crew & pax would just have loved to post similar stories about that very kind of smell. Except that...
23rd Sep 2009, 06:20
Replies: 470
Views: 127,685
Posted By gbour

Timely thread

Great but scary thread. Probably says as much as the black boxes of AF447 could have...
Hope all regulators read it.
Forum: Tech Log
8th Jun 2009, 17:28
Replies: 4,594
Views: 2,860,793
Posted By gbour

and another (A310) rudder

and there is of course this:

21st Oct 2008, 07:34
Replies: 4
Views: 2,068
Posted By gbour

non-scary Indonesian carrier?

There are news that Indonesian carrier MANDALA (of Medan crash fame) has reorganized, passed audits and is now SAFE. (Sample press clip below.)

True? PK-KAR & other experts, pls comment
16th Sep 2008, 06:36
Replies: 69
Views: 9,955
Posted By gbour

Smile while the original 737...

...was simply switched to another flight where it carried 130 unsuspecting passengers happily to their destination.
(Or so I guess)
2nd Jul 2008, 05:42
Replies: 5
Views: 1,597
Posted By gbour

flogging dead horses

That was mere headline grabbing, making the authorities look active and good.:ugh: And all those scary Indonesian carriers that we actually use - have to - got away again. I wish pprune could give us...
29th Apr 2008, 10:57
Replies: 12
Views: 1,782
Posted By gbour

Crossair in Swiss Court

Wide coverage in German language Swiss media. Bottom-line: draconian medieval management, safety approach aiming at mere legal compliance but not an inch more, many incapable pilots tagging along. ...
10th Apr 2008, 14:03
Replies: 99
Views: 30,041
Posted By gbour

airline business

Well you know the one sure way to become a millionaire in the airline business....?
Start as a billionaire.
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