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738/787 Mixed Fleet Flying

Old 21st Jul 2019, 11:47
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Ok, A and C sorry if I used more pejorative language than I should. However.... I have long since tried certainly within a well known airline to argue against MFF particularly the Boeing variety. It is a bean counters wet dream but of course without any idea technically of the challenges and risks. Couple that with our own breed of upwardly thrusting training managers a large proportion of whom in reality know the square root of foxtrot alpha. Aided and abetted by the new generation of pilots such as the 12 year old Belgian Chuck Yeager already posted here who merely want an extra type rating and the perceived glamour of long haul. Have a look at the overhead panel on even the newest 737 versus the 787. What are the memory items on each and can you remember them while ‘startled’. I haven’t even touched the surface and did I mention the differing flare heights...?
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Old 21st Jul 2019, 12:02
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I rather like the idea, in theory. At the end of the day they are merely aeroplanes. If you can fly & operate you should be fine.
I fly one of the types and I have friends that fly the other. They appear vastly different in many areas however there are certainy some similarities (however I think the former outweighs the later!?). There's clearly an element of risk and that needs to be managed properly. Thats the concern though; familiarity with one, unfamiliarity with other possibly mixed with the onset of fatigue, poor weather, an unfamiliar destination etc. I'm sure the authorities/regulators will be watching closely. As for the bean counters, an obvious win
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