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14th Aug 2015, 08:08
Replies: 126
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Posted By NigelOnDraft

Sums it up really... Sim is a great academic...

Sums it up really... Sim is a great academic tool, but poorly reflects reality e.g. shifting winds, ATHR mind of it's own. It's also why the ATC view of "you must tell us if you cannot do 165 to 4"...
10th Aug 2015, 20:54
Replies: 126
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Posted By NigelOnDraft

We are agreed :ok: The "Go Around" option...

We are agreed :ok:

The "Go Around" option will be the result v the SAC. Not sure how much noise & fuel that will save :{
10th Aug 2015, 19:01
Replies: 126
Views: 60,799
Posted By NigelOnDraft

I can feel the sarcasm dripping ;) My point...

I can feel the sarcasm dripping ;)

My point is not safety - as above 3.2deg (and more) are perfectly safe. All I am saying is with LHR TBS, the real emphasis on 160 to 4 (and not earlier as most...
10th Aug 2015, 16:39
Replies: 126
Views: 60,799
Posted By NigelOnDraft

3.0deg, 160 to 4, Airbus Flap 3, and stabilised...

3.0deg, 160 to 4, Airbus Flap 3, and stabilised by 1000R is all fairly marginal.

Throw in 3.2deg, and I wonder which of the others will give??

NoD
15th Jul 2015, 16:47
Replies: 165
Views: 63,967
Posted By NigelOnDraft

Maybe try reading the report. This occurred...

Maybe try reading the report.

This occurred some 30+ times prior this accident. Since that accident, and despite more sticking plaster solutions by Airbus, Operators and Regulators, it has...
22nd May 2015, 21:07
Replies: 76
Views: 70,792
Posted By NigelOnDraft

Groucho The question was why they were "cruising"...

Groucho The question was why they were "cruising" at FL90. My question was why is that determined to be "strange" and I asked why?

Yes - there are rules for flying below MSA, and I am not saying...
22nd May 2015, 15:17
Replies: 76
Views: 70,792
Posted By NigelOnDraft

Out of interest, why?

Out of interest, why?
10th May 2015, 12:12
Replies: 3,527
Views: 5,165,067
Posted By NigelOnDraft

NW I think it pretty safe to assume that...

NW

I think it pretty safe to assume that numerous attempts at Emergency Access were made, or not bothered with due indications in the cabin.

Agree, when you run through the scenario toe door...
9th May 2015, 21:38
Replies: 6,995
Views: 6,632,861
Posted By NigelOnDraft

So do I... another 9/11 and I know which...

So do I... another 9/11 and I know which type/role is more likely to be secure :oh:
Forum: Tech Log
9th May 2015, 21:10
Replies: 17
Views: 4,332
Posted By NigelOnDraft

C* We are in agreement... the 500C takes...

C*

We are in agreement... the 500C takes some doing, but MLW, Flap 3 and idle reverse + early turn off some people managed it.. leading to a delayed departure.

It just takes some thought as to...
Forum: Tech Log
9th May 2015, 20:15
Replies: 17
Views: 4,332
Posted By NigelOnDraft

Delaying braking is a useful "tool in the box". ...

Delaying braking is a useful "tool in the box".

When we had some old 320s without Brake Fans, or they are MEL'd out, I get really ****ed off with crews who hand me over an aircraft with 500C+...
6th May 2015, 14:11
Replies: 3,527
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Posted By NigelOnDraft

Yes - perfectly normal

Yes - perfectly normal
6th May 2015, 10:41
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Views: 5,165,067
Posted By NigelOnDraft

Detailed in the report, but Capt was not on Flt...

Detailed in the report, but Capt was not on Flt Deck.

In fact, the descent was ATC instructed and flown normally, the "practice" was just the selection of 100' (and other incorrect values) on the...
24th Apr 2015, 08:32
Replies: 3,527
Views: 5,165,067
Posted By NigelOnDraft

Capvermell Your solution(s) are decades away from...

Capvermell Your solution(s) are decades away from being technically feasible, let alone financially acceptable.

For instance:would require huge infrastructure investments.

We are far from any...
Forum: Tech Log
13th Apr 2015, 07:02
Replies: 2,079
Views: 1,465,048
Posted By NigelOnDraft

Normally contain a weak link, so would break away...

Normally contain a weak link, so would break away if deployed anywhere above a typical landing speed.
9th Apr 2015, 20:55
Replies: 4
Views: 3,690
Posted By NigelOnDraft

Out of interest, "why" should they have turned...

Out of interest, "why" should they have turned back?

They were struck by lightning, there were no indications of any problems, so continued.
9th Apr 2015, 17:37
Replies: 3,527
Views: 5,165,067
Posted By NigelOnDraft

I am intrigued by the "5"? LAM, GW. EgyptAir...

I am intrigued by the "5"? LAM, GW. EgyptAir started solo, but carried on when Capt returned. SilkAir had 2 up front. FedEx the non-pilot employee (at the time) attacked the Flt Crew. PSA the...
9th Apr 2015, 11:25
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Posted By NigelOnDraft

Trouble is, you cannot easily have a protocol for...

Trouble is, you cannot easily have a protocol for over-riding the chain of command.

As in the JetBlue case, and other instances of an FO "intervening" in what, retrospectively, turns out to be a...
9th Apr 2015, 11:17
Replies: 127
Views: 91,164
Posted By NigelOnDraft

April AAIB Bulletin RYR v RYR @ STN...

April AAIB Bulletin RYR v RYR @ STN (http://www.aaib.gov.uk/cms_resources.cfm?file=/Boeing%20737-8AS%20EI-ENL%20and%20EI-DLJ%2004-15.pdf)
The sole underlying cause appeared to be ATC unfortunately -...
Forum: Cabin Crew
6th Apr 2015, 11:33
Replies: 38
Views: 15,295
Posted By NigelOnDraft

MM - please do not take it as an "insult" to the...

MM - please do not take it as an "insult" to the majority of CC. It's just an ill-thought through knee-jerk reaction to a tragedy.

The arguments are well-rehearsed, but a summary to me would be:...
5th Apr 2015, 17:19
Replies: 3,527
Views: 5,165,067
Posted By NigelOnDraft

Yes... if someone who has just done 6+hrs LHS...

Yes... if someone who has just done 6+hrs LHS A320 today satisfies your criteria?

I refer back to my previous post (which you described as 'mediocrity') to give, IMO, an accurate response to your...
4th Apr 2015, 17:35
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Views: 5,165,067
Posted By NigelOnDraft

Judging from the medical experts above, in that...

Judging from the medical experts above, in that there is no "test" for this, the best you can hope for is "maybe"?

Once per year they are assessed, and certified as "fit for purpose". In between...
4th Apr 2015, 11:49
Replies: 3,527
Views: 5,165,067
Posted By NigelOnDraft

I would contend I am not "clutching at straws",...

I would contend I am not "clutching at straws", but quoting the EASA recommendation.

I might suggest you are clutching at straws describing something as "elementary logic" when it explicitly...
4th Apr 2015, 11:31
Replies: 3,527
Views: 5,165,067
Posted By NigelOnDraft

If adding the CC was "zero risk", I might agree. ...

If adding the CC was "zero risk", I might agree.

As the excellent article above states:It requires a "risk assessment" of the variables, and a conclusion.

If it was such "elementary logic" why...
4th Apr 2015, 10:33
Replies: 3,527
Views: 5,165,067
Posted By NigelOnDraft

vlieger: that link you posted - never did I think...

vlieger: that link you posted - never did I think I'd read something from a journal titled "Marxist" and applaud it, but the first half I agreed with... will read the rest later.

There are a few...
3rd Apr 2015, 12:41
Replies: 3,527
Views: 5,165,067
Posted By NigelOnDraft

Please confirm that you would "empower" the CC in...

Please confirm that you would "empower" the CC in this scenario to override the specific verbal instructions of the Captain?

It almost certainly would have, but then it would not have been planned...
3rd Apr 2015, 10:50
Replies: 3,527
Views: 5,165,067
Posted By NigelOnDraft

Hi TriskelI'm afraid that solution is about as...

Hi TriskelI'm afraid that solution is about as sensible as mandating that when one pilot leaves the cockpit, the other must do so also :ooh:

Frequently when I leave the Flt Deck, my colleague is...
3rd Apr 2015, 09:29
Replies: 3,527
Views: 5,165,067
Posted By NigelOnDraft

Typically with 2 pilots on the Flt Deck, not one....

Typically with 2 pilots on the Flt Deck, not one.

Exactly - the CC now knows they will get access to the Flt Deck, they know there will only be one pilot with them, strapped in, and they know they...
2nd Apr 2015, 17:46
Replies: 473
Views: 458,037
Posted By NigelOnDraft

posted earlier...

posted earlier...
2nd Apr 2015, 16:22
Replies: 3,527
Views: 5,165,067
Posted By NigelOnDraft

As an employment prospect, I might agree. ...

As an employment prospect, I might agree.

With regards to safety & medically I do not - you are either fit, or unfit, and that is determined by whether or not you hold a medical. I know of many...
2nd Apr 2015, 12:03
Replies: 3,527
Views: 5,165,067
Posted By NigelOnDraft

I would say no - it cannot be completely...

I would say no - it cannot be completely discounted, but nor should it be over-emphasised. It is but one factor to add to the "mix" that a complete risk-assessment requires, and would need expert...
2nd Apr 2015, 11:43
Replies: 3,527
Views: 5,165,067
Posted By NigelOnDraft

But the pilot will just go private (as used to...

But the pilot will just go private (as used to happen in, say, the military) for "concerns" he wishes to keep off the radar?
1st Apr 2015, 18:14
Replies: 473
Views: 458,037
Posted By NigelOnDraft

... tis how we do it...

... tis how we do it...
1st Apr 2015, 10:02
Replies: 3,527
Views: 5,165,067
Posted By NigelOnDraft

Trouble with introducing MH370 is we do not know...

Trouble with introducing MH370 is we do not know what happened?

I think there is a high probability it was human driven i.e. not a technical problem. But was it the Capt? FO? Cabin Crew? ...
1st Apr 2015, 08:47
Replies: 473
Views: 458,037
Posted By NigelOnDraft

cactusbusdrvr I might be misunderstanding your...

cactusbusdrvr I might be misunderstanding your post, but I hope you would ignore the "doughnut" on an NPA, with no GPS? It bears no relation to reality and just reflects where the aircraft "thinks"...
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