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31st Jul 2022, 11:06
Replies: 573
Views: 966,516
Posted By epc

China knows this, but there is a timing problem....

China knows this, but there is a timing problem. Later this year the 20th Congress of the Chinese Communist Party is to be held, where it is expected that Xi will be elected to the 3rd term, breaking...
31st Mar 2022, 19:07
Replies: 573
Views: 966,516
Posted By epc

You are right. When I read the original Chinese...

You are right. When I read the original Chinese stories, I didn't check the timeline. Now that you mentioned it, I went back and read that he had already started flying 737 many years ago. It's...
31st Mar 2022, 02:18
Replies: 573
Views: 966,516
Posted By epc

That is incorrect. The Chinese language sources...

That is incorrect. The Chinese language sources are clear on the following:

The Captain had 6k hours.

The first First Officer had 32k hours.

The 2nd First Officer had ~500 hours.

The...
23rd Mar 2022, 00:02
Replies: 573
Views: 966,516
Posted By epc

This is the dashcam footage you speak of: ...

This is the dashcam footage you speak of:

Dashcam Footage
14th May 2021, 02:11
Replies: 111
Views: 58,926
Posted By epc

Radar track shows Cirrus was turning right to...

Radar track shows Cirrus was turning right to final, descending, and at high speed. It's a low wing aircraft also. Wonder if the wing obscured the Cirrus pilot's vision of the Metroliner.
23rd Dec 2020, 16:59
Replies: 30
Views: 11,569
Posted By epc

For those not wanting to read the stories in the...

For those not wanting to read the stories in the links, the potential for a disastrous outcome is very real in this case.

Local residents in Taiwan had become complacent due to the successful...
29th Jun 2019, 02:40
Replies: 63
Views: 48,853
Posted By epc

The purpose of regulations is to make sure the...

The purpose of regulations is to make sure the product (food, drugs, airplanes, etc) is safe for public. It is never about the profit / loss of a manufacturer. If you think the payout from a...
28th Dec 2016, 13:29
Replies: 296
Views: 295,260
Posted By epc

You have been repeating the same of line of...

You have been repeating the same of line of argument in this thread. FAA spokesman has said the controller meant to say "right" but said "left."

We could hear the EVA crew read back the first...
28th Sep 2016, 09:03
Replies: 6
Views: 7,711
Posted By epc

sabenaboy: I'm not sure if you will be able...

sabenaboy:

I'm not sure if you will be able to view it, but here you go:

https://www.facebook.com/annie.chen.9421/videos/10209182258967203/

And on viewing it once more, I now notice the...
28th Sep 2016, 07:29
Replies: 6
Views: 7,711
Posted By epc

Redredrobin: I see what you're saying. I...

Redredrobin:

I see what you're saying. I don't know why the data between FR24 and Flightaware is so different.

I watched the Facebook video again and from the shaky video, it looks like the...
28th Sep 2016, 06:09
Replies: 6
Views: 7,711
Posted By epc

When is it safe to land in typhoon condition? (A330)

So, EVA Air flight BR 189 landed in TSA at 02:12 PM local time (CST) on 27 Sept 2016.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/EVA189/history/20160927/0150Z/RJTT/RCSS

A very strong typhoon was...
9th Aug 2013, 20:11
Replies: 512
Views: 296,413
Posted By epc

bubbers44 wrote: I wish you had extended the...

bubbers44 wrote:
I wish you had extended the same courtesy to the Asiana crew.
28th Jul 2013, 08:44
Replies: 343
Views: 117,250
Posted By epc

bubbers44 wrote: You would be off the racist...

bubbers44 wrote:
You would be off the racist list, if you threw some of your righteous indignation at the American pilot that face-planted a 737 in LGA in daylight.

More than 1 of you have...
8th Jul 2013, 18:07
Replies: 2,394
Views: 2,045,121
Posted By epc

ManaAdaSystem asked:

No, I was saying that the issue of hierarchical culture inhibiting the FO from speaking up against the captain does not exist in this situation. The junior was flying the plane under the supervision...
8th Jul 2013, 15:16
Replies: 2,394
Views: 2,045,121
Posted By epc

1) When the French pilots put an Airbus in level...

1) When the French pilots put an Airbus in level flight into a stall and then flew it into the ocean, I don't recall anyone here making the general proclamation that "French pilots can't fly."

2)...
7th Jul 2013, 07:07
Replies: 2,394
Views: 2,045,121
Posted By epc

In this case, the fatalities are likely female...

In this case, the fatalities are likely female students from a high school class trip. Chinese press is reporting that 2 female students have not checked in yet.
3rd Feb 2010, 19:05
Replies: 2,015
Views: 665,295
Posted By epc

An NTSB board member remarked that there was a...

An NTSB board member remarked that there was a constant chatter between pilot and the first officer, as if "the flight was just a means for the pilot to talk to this young first officer."

Sure...
22nd Dec 2009, 05:46
Replies: 823
Views: 208,448
Posted By epc

She's clearly saying 2 different things: 1)...

She's clearly saying 2 different things:

1) No cabin crew is gonna tamper with the food of the pilot who's flying the aircraft they are on. As she said, "I don't think ANYONE on our crew had a...
25th Jul 2009, 20:43
Replies: 823
Views: 208,448
Posted By epc

3 UA employees have posted in this thread. 1...

3 UA employees have posted in this thread.

1 claimed he/she was on the flight.

1 claimed he/she knew the off-loaded purser personally and knew of the captain by internal reputation.

Both...
25th Jul 2009, 09:41
Replies: 823
Views: 208,448
Posted By epc

A good leader should know how and when to give an...

A good leader should know how and when to give an order. Asking for immediate delivery of a document not immediately needed, from a crew member already engaged in other duties, yes, it's a lawful...
4th Oct 2008, 10:09
Replies: 30
Views: 11,078
Posted By epc

covering up the window

I'm not a pilot. It seems a really unsafe thing to do to cover the windshields. Are the Boings and Airbuses and traffic control now so advanced now as to render the eyes irrelevant in flying?
3rd Oct 2008, 21:03
Replies: 30
Views: 11,078
Posted By epc

Why would any pilot cover up the windshield with...

Why would any pilot cover up the windshield with newspaper or meal tray??? What's the point of doing this?
Forum: Jet Blast
8th Jan 2008, 00:56
Replies: 18
Views: 854
Posted By epc

I think Chinese press is working up on this item,...

I think Chinese press is working up on this item, because China has been so negatively reported by the US press lately (toy recalls, etc). This is a rare and pretty good thing to get back at the US...
Forum: Jet Blast
7th Jan 2008, 23:54
Replies: 18
Views: 854
Posted By epc

Live mice found in plane

Chinese press reports that UA had reported to authorities in Beijing that mice were found on board the UA897 from IAD to PEK on Jan 6th, local time.

Initial inspections found live and dead mice...
31st Dec 2002, 20:11
Replies: 596
Views: 178,982
Posted By epc

Latest report: metal fatigue

TAIPEI, Taiwan (AP) -- Investigators analyzing the wreckage of a China Airlines' jumbo jet that broke apart over the Taiwan Strait in a crash that killed all 225 people on board last May have found a...
7th Jul 2002, 20:44
Replies: 175
Views: 64,330
Posted By epc

bi focal: Let's assume that a lot of...

bi focal:

Let's assume that a lot of information reported by media is either fabricated or exaggerated, such the argument over coffee, alcoholic breath smelt by the security guard, etc. There...
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