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2nd Jul 2015, 00:56
Replies: 116
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Posted By freespeed2

PT6Driver; I feel your pain! I don't understand...

PT6Driver; I feel your pain! I don't understand why some insist in totally changing the meaning of a post by selecting one part in isolation.

Never Fretter;
I said

and then you translated...
1st Jul 2015, 01:31
Replies: 116
Views: 35,468
Posted By freespeed2

Please do not misrepresent the intent of my...

Please do not misrepresent the intent of my previous comment. As a Safety Manager for the last few years trying to instill a Just Culture in a company that had more than its fair share of cynics I...
30th Jun 2015, 01:43
Replies: 116
Views: 35,468
Posted By freespeed2

I don't think too many pilots will commit this...

I don't think too many pilots will commit this intentional act. Of course nor do they have to. It is far easier and 'passive' to simply leave the batteries on for 30 minutes after landing thereby...
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Views: 8,477
Posted By freespeed2

The original NOAA WP3D report referred to in the...

The original NOAA WP3D report referred to in the AAIU report can be found here; http://www.omao.noaa.gov/aviationsafety/mishaps/N42RF_mishap_investigation_report_01-07.pdf

Quite a scary incident...
23rd Apr 2015, 23:54
Replies: 13
Views: 7,255
Posted By freespeed2

Ah the Daily Mail; never one for the sensational....

Ah the Daily Mail; never one for the sensational.

Investigated by the Serbian Civil Aviation Directorate in 4 days, the co-pilot is publicly named and shamed and then had his license temporarily...
25th Mar 2015, 04:17
Replies: 3,529
Views: 4,935,655
Posted By freespeed2

Fair point. Acclimatized is probably the wrong...

Fair point. Acclimatized is probably the wrong term. What I was trying (poorly) to explain is that the 12-14 seconds UC is a notional figure based on the circulatory period of O2 around the body. ...
25th Mar 2015, 03:32
Replies: 3,529
Views: 4,935,655
Posted By freespeed2

It is relevant since 100% O2 still will not...

It is relevant since 100% O2 still will not supply the O2 at sufficient pressure to assist breathing. 'Normal' is a mix of O2 and cabin air, '100%' is all O2, 'EMER' is O2 forced out of the mask...
25th Mar 2015, 03:01
Replies: 3,529
Views: 4,935,655
Posted By freespeed2

Having done the hyperbaric chamber training...

Having done the hyperbaric chamber training previously I have a few observations that we were told during the course.

Many are using the term "explosive decompression". We were advised that this...
11th Mar 2015, 01:29
Replies: 2
Views: 4,282
Posted By freespeed2

Yes but they both said it in public which is a...

Yes but they both said it in public which is a big no-no when party to the investigation. The NTSB are quite strict on those things (unless its the FAA making the public comment).

The three big...
10th Mar 2015, 00:13
Replies: 15
Views: 9,899
Posted By freespeed2

RAFEngO74to09 Thanks for posting the links. ...

RAFEngO74to09

Thanks for posting the links.

I hadn't seen or heard of this series before. I thought it was very well done. The 410 Sqn staff seem to have struck a really good balance between...
12th Feb 2015, 00:16
Replies: 20
Views: 14,850
Posted By freespeed2

He got off, but only because he was charged under...

He got off, but only because he was charged under the "Non fatal offences against the person Act." There was no specific laser legislation. This law is for assault cases but was the only one they...
5th Feb 2015, 02:16
Replies: 749
Views: 659,654
Posted By freespeed2

The altitude reached in the graph suggests that...

The altitude reached in the graph suggests that the engine failure may have occurred after the after take-off checks were commenced, one of which (on the turboprop I fly) is to turn off the...
5th Jan 2015, 01:22
Replies: 3,924
Views: 3,791,782
Posted By freespeed2

SOP Monkey In the experience that I...

SOP Monkey



In the experience that I quoted previously the OAT at FL410 went from ISA+2C to ISA+29C in the space of 5 seconds. However I would speculate that this would be less critical for an...
3rd Jan 2015, 01:47
Replies: 105
Views: 58,285
Posted By freespeed2

Upon vacating the runway the pilot has no idea...

Upon vacating the runway the pilot has no idea where the FOD from the tyres went if they blew on landing. This kind of FOD has punctured fuel tanks / lines in previous accidents. Add the high temps...
3rd Jan 2015, 01:11
Replies: 3,924
Views: 3,791,782
Posted By freespeed2

While not ruling out the possibility of a mid-air...

While not ruling out the possibility of a mid-air breakup, this discovery would not necessarily provide evidence to support it. In the normal ocean currents over 5-6 days this distance is perfectly...
31st Dec 2014, 03:13
Replies: 3,924
Views: 3,791,782
Posted By freespeed2

Eh...post #695? However I agree with your...

Eh...post #695?

However I agree with your point. In our incident we simply had too much on our plate to worry about ATC. We hadn't got past the 'aviate' part of the old adage at that stage.
31st Dec 2014, 02:52
Replies: 3,924
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Posted By freespeed2

About 10 years ago I was flying in the same...

About 10 years ago I was flying in the same region. 4 hours into a 7 hour flight. Happy at FL410/M.80 but in a thin wispy flat layer with light ocnl mod turb. Suddenly the aircraft pitched up...
24th Nov 2014, 01:29
Replies: 126
Views: 60,969
Posted By freespeed2

I fly a similar category of twin turboprop and...

I fly a similar category of twin turboprop and have flown into all the airfields mentioned. When I read this first I thought 'that seems like a hell of a long way to go on one engine...surely there...
15th Jan 2014, 01:58
Replies: 110
Views: 57,507
Posted By freespeed2

FMGC, From the last line of your quote...

FMGC,



From the last line of your quote methinks that your company may have a problem with its 'Just Culture' and the level of trust of company management.

We report GA's confidentially to...
10th Jan 2014, 02:00
Replies: 413
Views: 145,472
Posted By freespeed2

Years ago Gulfstream brought out an ASC (Aircraft...

Years ago Gulfstream brought out an ASC (Aircraft Service Change) for the GIV that allowed the crew to change the aircraft category from D to C. It consisted of a credit card-sized piece of...
24th Dec 2013, 01:37
Replies: 739
Views: 665,620
Posted By freespeed2

However, it must be remembered that Just Culture...

However, it must be remembered that Just Culture is not a 'no blame' culture. In a truly just culture all employees must understand what is, and is not an acceptable standard in the conduct of their...
21st Nov 2013, 00:41
Replies: 474
Views: 1,393,283
Posted By freespeed2

9gmax We did; in posts #96, 98 & 99. ...

9gmax



We did; in posts #96, 98 & 99.



I think you are correct in saying that the overpitching and botched recovery is the direct cause but it oversimplifies the wider cause that needs to...
19th Nov 2013, 02:22
Replies: 474
Views: 1,393,283
Posted By freespeed2

This was an example of spatial disorientation for...

This was an example of spatial disorientation for sure, but slightly different from the false climb effect that can occur from a rapid increase in pitch followed by a sudden control input to check...
19th Nov 2013, 02:02
Replies: 474
Views: 1,393,283
Posted By freespeed2

There is another possibility other than...

There is another possibility other than mechanical failure or incorrect use of the slats/flaps etc that can happen to a perfectly serviceable aircraft:

The video looks from my previous experience...
25th May 2013, 23:59
Replies: 992
Views: 951,118
Posted By freespeed2

In addition to overstress's valid comments: ...

In addition to overstress's valid comments:

I've operated out of Northolt many times. The CPT 4Y departure that we use steps from 3,000 to 4,000 then 5,000ft while flying North then North West...
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