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30th Mar 2020, 02:33
Replies: 141
Views: 79,592
Posted By ferry pilot

There will be hard times ahead, but there will...

There will be hard times ahead, but there will also be entrepreneurs and opportunity. Cheap fuel, airplanes for the asking and qualified crews willing to go where the work is may not look anything...
22nd Mar 2020, 21:49
Replies: 405
Views: 367,944
Posted By ferry pilot

Exactly what this thread is all about. I don't...

Exactly what this thread is all about. I don't want to agree with your pessimistic outlook, and I wish I had a counter argument but I don't. I am sure we all look forward to hearing from anyone who...
11th Feb 2020, 15:04
Replies: 379
Views: 140,546
Posted By ferry pilot

https://mse238blog.stanford.edu/2017/08/bgarlick/f...

https://mse238blog.stanford.edu/2017/08/bgarlick/flying-smarter-ai-machine-learning-in-aviation-autopilot-systems/
This is where it is happening
15th Jan 2020, 01:38
Replies: 248
Views: 136,424
Posted By ferry pilot

Try and repeat this more than once. You don't...

Try and repeat this more than once. You don't drop fuel on a school you fool
10th Jan 2020, 17:59
Replies: 613
Views: 1,543,936
Posted By ferry pilot

You are right. and further to that, aviation and...

You are right. and further to that, aviation and politics may be oil and water, but separating them is not going to happen. Even with a critical need for truth to the benefit of all, the fog of...
Forum: Jet Blast
4th Jan 2020, 15:43
Replies: 178
Views: 38,930
Posted By ferry pilot

Perfect example of why this thread should...

Perfect example of why this thread should continue.......................
Forum: Jet Blast
4th Jan 2020, 15:25
Replies: 178
Views: 38,930
Posted By ferry pilot

Saw this thread and how long it has lasted....

Saw this thread and how long it has lasted. PPrune just went up several notches in my estimation...........................
9th Dec 2019, 05:35
Replies: 219
Views: 235,905
Posted By ferry pilot

When that airplane and that skipper were a lot...

When that airplane and that skipper were a lot younger this would not have raised an eyebrow anywhere in the industry. He flies like that because he flies like that. There was a time when we all did....
25th Sep 2019, 07:16
Replies: 85
Views: 64,942
Posted By ferry pilot

A writer needs credentials and credibility, not...

A writer needs credentials and credibility, not popular acclaim. MH370 and the two Max accidents are among the most controversial in aviation history when it comes to separating fact from fiction, in...
23rd Sep 2019, 18:09
Replies: 14
Views: 6,209
Posted By ferry pilot

Greta is the voice of our future. if we are to...

Greta is the voice of our future. if we are to have one. Flying is part of that future. Where you and those like you fit into it will depend on your attitude. Perhaps not the one you have now.
9th Jul 2019, 17:06
Replies: 72
Views: 39,288
Posted By ferry pilot

Better airplanes donít make better pilots. No...

Better airplanes donít make better pilots. No amount of training can make up for the experience you donít get when nothing goes wrong, or the lack of essential cool when it does.Some people should...
4th Apr 2019, 07:15
Replies: 5,125
Views: 10,403,714
Posted By ferry pilot

Me too, and I would be willing to bet quite a few...

Me too, and I would be willing to bet quite a few Boeing engineers long before anyone else ever heard of it.
3rd Apr 2019, 16:57
Replies: 5,125
Views: 10,403,714
Posted By ferry pilot

There are a great many out there who think...

There are a great many out there who think exactly as you do, and I am one of them in spite of my argument. Hand flying is an essential skill. But it is a dying one. The tide, my fellow artful...
3rd Apr 2019, 06:02
Replies: 5,125
Views: 10,403,714
Posted By ferry pilot

There is nothing I would like more than to see...

There is nothing I would like more than to see those with your attitude get what you want, even if I disagree.. Check out my last 2972 post and you will see why I feel the need for a different...
3rd Apr 2019, 04:42
Replies: 5,125
Views: 10,403,714
Posted By ferry pilot

On the touchy ( forgive me ) subject of hand...

On the touchy ( forgive me ) subject of hand flying there was a time some here will recall, when a lot of training was done in the airplanes, some of it at night. Circling approaches, recovery from...
2nd Apr 2019, 15:51
Replies: 5,125
Views: 10,403,714
Posted By ferry pilot

Someone must have seen this coming. A massive...

Someone must have seen this coming. A massive increase in the demand for airplanes, a critical shortage of experienced pilots and technology available to completely automate every aspect of flying an...
2nd Apr 2019, 01:07
Replies: 5,125
Views: 10,403,714
Posted By ferry pilot

I come from the past. We do things different...

I come from the past. We do things different there. If something like the Lion Air crash happened to any airplane I was flying, nothing would have stopped me from finding out every detail about it...
1st Apr 2019, 16:25
Replies: 5,125
Views: 10,403,714
Posted By ferry pilot

You nailed it. The first accident left no doubt...

You nailed it. The first accident left no doubt what the problem was and what to do if it happened again. Top of mind for every Max driver on the planet. Where were those two? There appears to be...
27th Mar 2019, 04:31
Replies: 5,125
Views: 10,403,714
Posted By ferry pilot

Here is a thought perhaps worth repeating. A...

Here is a thought perhaps worth repeating. A while back, pilots had the idea they were the last link in the safety chain, and someone else’s accident was a gift you could not turn away from,...
18th Mar 2019, 17:13
Replies: 5,125
Views: 10,403,714
Posted By ferry pilot

Automation has been taking over cockpits for...

Automation has been taking over cockpits for decades. Flight engineers have all but disappeared and the second officers filling their seats are gone too, along with the high time, well seasoned first...
17th Mar 2019, 00:16
Replies: 5,125
Views: 10,403,714
Posted By ferry pilot

Old Electra and three holer driver here. In my...

Old Electra and three holer driver here. In my time, America’s largest airplane manufacturers and the FAA were almost above reproach, making the current public flogging, deserved or not, hard to...
30th Mar 2014, 07:08
Replies: 11,824
Views: 21,438,212
Posted By ferry pilot

There seems to be little support for a pilot...

There seems to be little support for a pilot directed disappearance of this airplane and perhaps that is not surprising. A crime, unlike an accident, is
not open to public speculation and...
30th Mar 2014, 04:48
Replies: 11,824
Views: 21,438,212
Posted By ferry pilot

The pilot has an excellent personal and...

The pilot has an excellent personal and professional reputation, but was involved in politics that may have placed him in conflict with his employer.
30th Mar 2014, 03:46
Replies: 11,824
Views: 21,438,212
Posted By ferry pilot

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30th Mar 2014, 02:20
Replies: 11,824
Views: 21,438,212
Posted By ferry pilot

The airplane left a major airport with a...

The airplane left a major airport with a competent crew, no known deficiencies and the best navigation and communication equipment available. It apparently ended up in the least accessible area it...
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