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Forum: Tech Log
10th Aug 2011, 05:07
Replies: 1,998
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Posted By wallybird7

Trial and Error

It seems to me that what everybody is forgetting, is that the co-pilots have never had the opportunity to hand fly the aircraft at altitude nor in different modes/laws. And therefore all of the...
Forum: Tech Log
7th Aug 2011, 21:26
Replies: 1,998
Views: 414,024
Posted By wallybird7

Test pilots

PuraVida post # 1726

Perfect analysis! Totally agree.
Forum: Tech Log
4th Aug 2011, 19:56
Replies: 1,998
Views: 414,024
Posted By wallybird7

Basic flight instruction and training

I know this is simplistic, but I'm not sure many here are aware of some of these fundamentals.
Knowing what to do and demonstrating that you can do it are two different things.
BASIC FLIGHT...
Forum: Tech Log
3rd Aug 2011, 01:57
Replies: 1,998
Views: 414,024
Posted By wallybird7

Who's in charge?

It is always crystal clear who's number 1, 2 and 3. Depending on position:
Captain #1, Relief Captain #2, or Co-pilot 1 or 2. All based on seniority.

Where they sit is immaterial.

At least...
Forum: Tech Log
29th Jul 2011, 20:30
Replies: 3,435
Views: 1,378,714
Posted By wallybird7

Cost benefit analysis

Back to the original concept:
With an airplane that is prone to iced up pitot tubes, which then causes loss of airspeed, which causes loss of autopilot and autothrust, and with no high altitude...
Forum: Tech Log
29th Jul 2011, 07:06
Replies: 1,998
Views: 414,024
Posted By wallybird7

Keeping it under control

Light, Moderate, or extreme -- doesn't really matter. What really matters is how prepared the pilot was to handle this unique situation. Hand flying in turbulence when everything goes out.
I am...
Forum: Tech Log
25th Jul 2011, 18:16
Replies: 1,998
Views: 414,024
Posted By wallybird7

JD-EE wallybird7 said, "Apparently this...

JD-EE

wallybird7 said, "Apparently this crew didn't."

That is an assertion not in evidence. How do you know the storm showed on their radar? Was their radar working? Was it employed properly?...
Forum: Tech Log
24th Jul 2011, 20:34
Replies: 1,998
Views: 414,024
Posted By wallybird7

It may surprise you but be assured that just as...

It may surprise you but be assured that just as every airman AF crews know that you don't venture into the big bad wolf's mouth.


Apparently this crew didn't.
Forum: Tech Log
24th Jul 2011, 19:24
Replies: 1,998
Views: 414,024
Posted By wallybird7

What went wrong?

What went wrong?
There is no group more concerned about what happened, or what went wrong with this accident, than the pilot community. They need to glean any lesson that can be learned to avoid it...
Forum: Tech Log
23rd Jul 2011, 20:49
Replies: 3,435
Views: 1,378,714
Posted By wallybird7

Bubbers44 "W7 you seem warped" How...

Bubbers44
"W7 you seem warped"

How so?
Forum: Tech Log
23rd Jul 2011, 06:07
Replies: 3,435
Views: 1,378,714
Posted By wallybird7

It's right on target! Totally agree!

It's right on target!

Totally agree!
Forum: Tech Log
23rd Jul 2011, 01:16
Replies: 3,435
Views: 1,378,714
Posted By wallybird7

jcjeant

Hi,

Quote:
Thunder and lightning comments are IMHO of less merit. The primary threat here is convection (up/down draft, shearing resulting in excessive strain to the airframe and disruption to...
Forum: Tech Log
22nd Jul 2011, 06:48
Replies: 3,435
Views: 1,378,714
Posted By wallybird7

BOAC wallybird - I would ask you to carefully...

BOAC
wallybird - I would ask you to carefully read both the current and old threads on this topic? Your fixation on 'thunderstorms' is out of place based on what we are told by BEA. There is also no...
Forum: Tech Log
22nd Jul 2011, 00:45
Replies: 3,435
Views: 1,378,714
Posted By wallybird7

Turbine D "Whether the aircraft was struck...

Turbine D

"Whether the aircraft was struck is the main item of concern, and it appears no such event occurred."

All that refers to is the fact that the plane was probably not struck by...
Forum: Tech Log
21st Jul 2011, 18:30
Replies: 3,435
Views: 1,378,714
Posted By wallybird7

Turbine D "Nearly all are not...

Turbine D

"Nearly all are not thunderstorms..."

Unfortunately, some are! And this one proved deadly.
Forum: Tech Log
21st Jul 2011, 18:25
Replies: 3,435
Views: 1,378,714
Posted By wallybird7

NO Thunderstorms???

BOAC

"wallybird - I would ask you to carefully read both the current and old threads on this topic? Your fixation on 'thunderstorms' is out of place based on what we are told by BEA. There is...
Forum: Tech Log
21st Jul 2011, 00:35
Replies: 3,435
Views: 1,378,714
Posted By wallybird7

DO'S AND DON'TS OF THUNDERSTORM FLYING Above...

DO'S AND DON'TS OF THUNDERSTORM FLYING

Above all, remember this: never regard any thunderstorm as “light” even when radar observers report the echoes are of light intensity. Avoiding thunderstorms...
Forum: Tech Log
21st Jul 2011, 00:17
Replies: 3,435
Views: 1,378,714
Posted By wallybird7

Real deviation

SaturnV

"wallybird7, you are suggesting that they deliberately flew into a defined thunderstorm? Defined by who? and when?"

What I am saying is that they did not deviate far enough away from...
Forum: Tech Log
19th Jul 2011, 06:23
Replies: 3,435
Views: 1,378,714
Posted By wallybird7

BEFORE LANDING CHECK LIST I'm not fully...

BEFORE LANDING CHECK LIST

I'm not fully aware of the A330 specifics -- but it's not so much having the last word, as it is -- doing something the pilots were not aware of.

And my take is with...
Forum: Tech Log
19th Jul 2011, 05:55
Replies: 3,435
Views: 1,378,714
Posted By wallybird7

Thunderstorms - speculation

Lomapaseo

All the other aircraft in the area deviated. Why not this one?

Two posts in a row state as facts about the aircraft flight into a defined thunderstorm without deviation.

I...
Forum: Tech Log
16th Jul 2011, 21:43
Replies: 3,435
Views: 1,378,714
Posted By wallybird7

SaturnV "No one disputes that the crews of the...

SaturnV
"No one disputes that the crews of the LH ahead, and the IB and AF459 following, deviated based on what they saw on their radars. The unanswered question is what did AF447 see on its radar...
Forum: Tech Log
16th Jul 2011, 07:43
Replies: 3,435
Views: 1,378,714
Posted By wallybird7

cloud vs thunderstorms

SaturnV

"There has been a back and forth conversation on this forum about whether they flew into a Cb.

I think perhaps the minimum level of agreement by parties engaged in this conversation is...
Forum: Tech Log
15th Jul 2011, 22:00
Replies: 3,435
Views: 1,378,714
Posted By wallybird7

No Evidence of Thunderstorms???

SATURNV

No evidence of thunderstorms?????

Please read "Air France Flt 447: A Detailed Meteorological Analysis"
By Tim Vasquez

Every scrap of information on this flight shows a line of...
Forum: Tech Log
15th Jul 2011, 21:01
Replies: 3,435
Views: 1,378,714
Posted By wallybird7

The mysterious zoom climb

Why the zoom climb?

It's very odd to me that all of the blogs seem to overlook that all of this happened at the very same time AF447 entered a monstrous thunderstorm. Which contains serious up...
Forum: Tech Log
9th Jul 2011, 00:25
Replies: 1,069
Views: 219,781
Posted By wallybird7

The Real Problem

It seems to me lately that what everyone on this site seems to forget or ignore is what got this flight into the mess in the first place. They went dead on into a thunderstorm. And shortly after,...
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