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2nd Mar 2017, 15:27
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Views: 1,630
Posted By Wirbelsturm

Perhaps the Cat Mk III could have helped with the...

Perhaps the Cat Mk III could have helped with the Mouse Mk I?????
Replies: 14
Views: 2,592
Posted By Wirbelsturm

Often a change of instructor will help immensely...

Often a change of instructor will help immensely as a different perspective picks up small errors such as listed above that the previous instructor might have missed.

Don't feel you are...
1st Mar 2017, 15:38
Replies: 8
Views: 1,630
Posted By Wirbelsturm

You can't take a piece of fruit into the land of...

You can't take a piece of fruit into the land of the free, imagine what they'd do to you for bringing livestock!!!!
27th Jan 2017, 14:10
Replies: 48
Views: 7,476
Posted By Wirbelsturm

The 'Speedbird' was the name given to the iconic...

The 'Speedbird' was the name given to the iconic trianglar bird design first adopted by Imperial Airways. When aircraft were required to use a callsign the pilots used the 'Speedbird' callsign as...
20th Oct 2016, 14:08
Replies: 101
Views: 74,706
Posted By Wirbelsturm

Whilst certainly advocating a constant and...

Whilst certainly advocating a constant and vigilant look out policy anyone who's ever operated out of Boston, JFK, Newark etc... especially at night, will know that it is commonplace to have an...
19th Sep 2016, 08:17
Replies: 53
Views: 15,496
Posted By Wirbelsturm

30 years of flying now having had the privilege...

30 years of flying now having had the privilege of flying most things fast, slow, fixed and rotary.

My view of the industry after all these years is tainted by the experiences of years gone past...
7th Sep 2016, 12:44
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Posted By Wirbelsturm

Seems the TOGA inhibit was missed as discussed...

Seems the TOGA inhibit was missed as discussed far, far earlier in this thread.
Ironically the FCOM procedure states, immediately after PM positions the flaps to 20,

Verify:
The rotation...
18th Aug 2016, 20:35
Replies: 6,510
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Posted By Wirbelsturm

AFrotary, Unfortunately you will have to...

AFrotary,

Unfortunately you will have to provide the full DEP requirements for an application and BA will not look at your military experience 'per se'. As discussed above the DEP 'Managed Path'...
17th Aug 2016, 10:20
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Posted By Wirbelsturm

Is there a T word ban on here as well!!!! :eek: ...

Is there a T word ban on here as well!!!! :eek:

:E
17th Aug 2016, 08:53
Replies: 1,749
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Posted By Wirbelsturm

BA have been training LOFT (Line Orientated...

BA have been training LOFT (Line Orientated Flight Training) for quite a few years now, each tailored to specific flight critical and flight safety events that have occurred in the industry over the...
16th Aug 2016, 11:34
Replies: 108
Views: 45,267
Posted By Wirbelsturm

200 hours will definitely see you in a Hawk and...

200 hours will definitely see you in a Hawk and pretty close to the only seat in an F35 when we get them!

Training is key! :D
14th Aug 2016, 13:17
Replies: 6
Views: 3,767
Posted By Wirbelsturm

It's so there's a line of them to catch the bits...

It's so there's a line of them to catch the bits as they fall off during the take off roll!
9th Aug 2016, 18:33
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Posted By Wirbelsturm

Because it's speculation as to a possible cause...

Because it's speculation as to a possible cause not a 'call' as the actual information from what caused the crash hasn't been made public yet. It would be inappropriate to attempt to discuss...
9th Aug 2016, 17:39
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Posted By Wirbelsturm

Cognitive failure? Close to the ground so...

Cognitive failure? Close to the ground so thought it was a standard 'take-off' perhaps? Selected Gear instead of Flaps? They've all happened before. The FDR will clear most of it up along with...
9th Aug 2016, 17:12
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Posted By Wirbelsturm

safetypee, I perfectly understand your...

safetypee,

I perfectly understand your reasoning it's just that the implementation sometimes isn't as straight forward as the engineering, both hardware and software, would want it to be.


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9th Aug 2016, 16:21
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Posted By Wirbelsturm

funfly, I agree entirely, the discussion...

funfly,

I agree entirely, the discussion there was the viability of pitching to the PFI's. The question with this event is why did the engines take so long or fail to spool up properly? Was it...
9th Aug 2016, 15:59
Replies: 7
Views: 3,963
Posted By Wirbelsturm

AFAIK the TOGA switches are inhibited on ground...

AFAIK the TOGA switches are inhibited on ground after landing to prevent mistakenly pressing one if you're fumbling for the reverse levers etc.

For the take off roll pressing the TOGA switch will...
9th Aug 2016, 14:08
Replies: 1,749
Views: 1,938,747
Posted By Wirbelsturm

The problem is the current GA manoeuvre is...

The problem is the current GA manoeuvre is adequate IF it is flown correctly.

The past has shown that relatively simple manoeuvres are often messed up leading to potentially catastrophic events. ...
9th Aug 2016, 12:30
Replies: 1,749
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Posted By Wirbelsturm

AFAIK the reason behind the MD11 crash was that...

AFAIK the reason behind the MD11 crash was that the aerodynamic authority of the tail plane to control pitch is severely reduced at below recommended landing speeds and post any bounce (where the...
9th Aug 2016, 12:03
Replies: 1,749
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Posted By Wirbelsturm

A Go-Around, whether mandated by ATC or due to...

A Go-Around, whether mandated by ATC or due to approach instability, deep landing or a bounce is not, nor should it be considered an emergency manoeuvre! It is something we are all trained to do and...
9th Aug 2016, 11:31
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Views: 1,938,747
Posted By Wirbelsturm

A/T disengage switches are on either side of the...

A/T disengage switches are on either side of the thrust levers. Pressing TOGA will re-engage the A/T as will selecting the A/T switch on the MCP or selecting FLCH.

TOGA after a bounce will not...
9th Aug 2016, 11:14
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Views: 1,938,747
Posted By Wirbelsturm

Exactly! :-D Hence the requirement during the...

Exactly! :-D Hence the requirement during the climb to review and reselect lateral modes as required. Hdg Sel, LNAV etc.
9th Aug 2016, 11:08
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Posted By Wirbelsturm

Pulling up to the PFI's is the EGPWS pull up...

Pulling up to the PFI's is the EGPWS pull up go-around manoeuvre and whilst it will give you the most rapid of climbs it also can activate the stick shaker which is a huge distraction to both crew...
9th Aug 2016, 10:32
Replies: 1,749
Views: 1,938,747
Posted By Wirbelsturm

The experience, training and procedures are all...

The experience, training and procedures are all there and, in many airlines throughout the world, are in practice.

It's just getting the airline management to stop seeing training purely as a cost...
9th Aug 2016, 09:46
Replies: 1,749
Views: 1,938,747
Posted By Wirbelsturm

In our baulked landing procedure we are told...

In our baulked landing procedure we are told never to trust that the TOGA switches will function (inhibited if the ground air switches have functioned and the spoilers deployed) after a bounce or...
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