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Forum: Tech Log
13th Oct 2019, 01:18
Replies: 11
Views: 1,282
Posted By Judd

One occasionally sees stupid personalities as...

One occasionally sees stupid personalities as check captains. We had one such character in our airline who would work up a rage if things didn't go as planned. One absolute classic example was in the...
9th Oct 2019, 14:21
Replies: 28
Views: 5,736
Posted By Judd

If you are talking about retracting the flap from...

If you are talking about retracting the flap from full down to up in one go in a Cessna 152, you shouldn't normally lose more than 100 feet of altitude providing you adjust the nose attitude up to...
Forum: Tech Log
14th Sep 2019, 14:14
Replies: 23
Views: 5,373
Posted By Judd

Deliberately inducing a flat spin is one thing...

Deliberately inducing a flat spin is one thing but inadvertently finding yourself in one is something else. Slight thread drift coming up.
The following is a slightly edited report from a flying...
Forum: Tech Log
13th Sep 2019, 15:26
Replies: 23
Views: 5,373
Posted By Judd

The best video ever on unusal attitude recoveries in airline aircraft

I have just watched this absolutely first class video on unusual attitude recovery techniques for airline aircraft. The link was cut and pasted from a thread on the subject currently in Pprune...
16th Aug 2019, 15:02
Replies: 71
Views: 12,817
Posted By Judd

Talking to a mate who has 20,000 hours the...

Talking to a mate who has 20,000 hours the majority in command on a widebody but included 737 and some earlier turboprops. Much of that as a check captain until the last ten years teaching Asian...
15th Aug 2019, 14:54
Replies: 15
Views: 3,338
Posted By Judd

A media report said one of the alleged (don't you...

A media report said one of the alleged (don't you just love that word nowadays) had a altercation with the police dog who took a dislike to him. Seems the dog won.
13th Aug 2019, 14:57
Replies: 136
Views: 27,289
Posted By Judd

r...

r https://www.atsb.gov.au/media/5776600/ao-2017-069_final.pdf
https://www.atsb.gov.au/media/27144/aair198902571.pdf

The first link relates to the ATSB report just released on the crash of the...
19th Jul 2019, 03:16
Replies: 245
Views: 110,230
Posted By Judd

Similar poor flying ability by a senior...

Similar poor flying ability by a senior management local captain a few years back when approaching to land at Port Vila. Same aircraft type but different company though. On short final Runway...
18th Jul 2019, 13:45
Replies: 245
Views: 110,230
Posted By Judd

The copilot was blamed for failing to take...

The copilot was blamed for failing to take control from the captain when it was obvious the aircraft flight path was seriously unstable. The wording being:
Quote: The copilot was completely unaware...
17th Jul 2019, 14:44
Replies: 71
Views: 39,807
Posted By Judd

[color=black]Most airliners have two stopwatches...

[color=black]Most airliners have two stopwatches - one for each pilot. As one who has been caught by the other pilot forgetting to time outbound, it saves the hassle if you also press your own...
17th Jul 2019, 07:41
Replies: 72
Views: 37,639
Posted By Judd

I don't know what country you are writing about...

I don't know what country you are writing about but it certainly is not Australia unless maybe it is crocodile country up north. While there is much touted world wide shortage of pilots, those...
Forum: Tech Log
15th Jul 2019, 03:15
Replies: 12
Views: 1,826
Posted By Judd

Unfortunately that is so true; particularly when...

Unfortunately that is so true; particularly when those who ask that question themselves lack proficiency in hand flying.
13th Jul 2019, 13:57
Replies: 159
Views: 29,585
Posted By Judd

Extract from Boeing 737 FCTM under the heading...

Extract from Boeing 737 FCTM under the heading Wheel Brakes;
Quote: "Use of the autobrake system is recommended whenever the runway is limited, when using higher than normal approach speeds, landing...
13th Jul 2019, 08:30
Replies: 159
Views: 29,585
Posted By Judd

An arrogant and childish assertion. Similar to...

An arrogant and childish assertion. Similar to a recent difference of opinion that arose re use of autobrake for landing on a long into-wind dry runway. Company SOP left it to the captain re...
11th Jul 2019, 14:27
Replies: 5
Views: 2,672
Posted By Judd

Calls for more accent on handling skills. Same old - same old

https://www.nbcbayarea.com/investigations/Calls-from-Congress-to-Change-Pilot-Training-512561931.html

Extract from FSINFO.ORG 11 July 2019
Same old - same old. US Congress regurgitating calls for...
4th Jul 2019, 13:01
Replies: 26
Views: 8,649
Posted By Judd

UK CAA bites the bullet on pilots pure flying skills

CASA take note. How about a similar notice to Australian operators?
http://publicapps.caa.co.uk/docs/33/SafetyNotice2019005.pdf
4th Jul 2019, 12:46
Replies: 102
Views: 64,865
Posted By Judd

At last, full marks to a Regulator who has bitten...

At last, full marks to a Regulator who has bitten the bullet and addressed the scary fact that, out there, are pilots that cannot fly to save themselves - literally
ICAO study groups as well as...
27th Jun 2019, 12:54
Replies: 20
Views: 7,605
Posted By Judd

Just make sure your logged instrument flight time...

Just make sure your logged instrument flight time is honest personal time you were handling pilot and not simply because you were on an IFR flight plan. Different countries have different rules when...
Forum: Tech Log
27th Jun 2019, 12:26
Replies: 17
Views: 2,978
Posted By Judd

A classic example of the bone-headed foolishness...

A classic example of the bone-headed foolishness of a company procedure of encouraging any flight crew member to order "STOP" simply because in his personal opinion the aircraft is in danger if the...
Forum: Tech Log
27th Jun 2019, 12:03
Replies: 21
Views: 4,339
Posted By Judd

Have never flown a big C152 or even a medium...

Have never flown a big C152 or even a medium C152. But regardless of the size of the C152, if you are experiencing trouble with landing the aircraft, simply ask the instructor to demonstrate a...
Forum: Tech Log
25th Jun 2019, 07:32
Replies: 17
Views: 2,978
Posted By Judd

Not necessarily so. An FD has to be programmed...

Not necessarily so. An FD has to be programmed and programming errors have led to fatalities. “Fly the bloody FD” is an impatient exhortation often heard in simulators and a typical example of poor...
Forum: Tech Log
14th Jun 2019, 12:18
Replies: 2
Views: 1,469
Posted By Judd

Current list of accidents/incidents Boeing 737 aircraft

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_accidents_and_incidents_involving_the_Boeing_737

Useful briefing material for those...
10th Jun 2019, 12:36
Replies: 40
Views: 12,543
Posted By Judd

Australians are known for their assertiveness or...

Australians are known for their assertiveness or Jack is as good as his Master approach. 737 crew on IMC descent to a Pacific island where limitation was not below 8000 until inside 20 DME of...
28th May 2019, 15:06
Replies: 48
Views: 9,717
Posted By Judd

It should certainly not be impossible to a...

It should certainly not be impossible to a competent instrument rated pilot. After all, it wasn't all that long ago RAAF pilots flying fighters in the old days regularly flew in close formation in...
28th May 2019, 14:35
Replies: 3,086
Views: 2,673,135
Posted By Judd

That is true. But the roller coaster method...

That is true. But the roller coaster method of regaining partial manual stabilizer control certainly is effective in the Boeing 737 Classic simulators despite nothing in the FCTM that...
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