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Feb 15th 2010 2:29AM No, different airplane. Nice try.....
Feb 4th 2010 5:06PM Excellent post Kent! I completely agree, the NTSB has really let the traveling public down. I agree with everything you say except for this statement.
"To appease the industry, the FAA may have to agree to a slight increase in flight time limits-the number of hours a pilot is allowed to be in the air in a day-currently 8 hours for a two-pilot crew-to secure improvements to the current 16 hour duty day for pilots".
There should be no "appeasing" the industry, the 8 hour rule is reasonable and should not be "traded" or "negotiated" away to shorten the duty day. Safety for the traveling public is the priority not the Airline industries wishes and desires.
Other than that, I agree with you. Excellent commentary!
Jan 26th 2010 5:46PM This is all fine and dandy but what are you willing to pay for this? Remember, the more seats in an airplane the cheaper the tickets, the fewer the seats the more expensive the tickets. It all boils down to cost....
Oct 16th 2009 7:30PM To reply to "Wandering Foodie"...
As a pilot I can assure you that when I am riding in the back pilot intoxication is probably the last thing I am concerned with. I am more concerned with the things that most passengers are concerned about such as when are we going to arrive and other logistical concerns. Considering all the drug and alcohol testing pilots go thru and a watchful critical eye from the other pilots that one works with, I can honestly say in my humble opinion that airline pilots have the fewest cases of alcohol abuse or intoxication at work.
Oct 16th 2009 7:16PM This is VERY rare in the ranks of pilots, however when it surfaces it is quite sensational. As an airline pilot with over 25 years experience I have never had a co worker show up drunk or showing signs of impairment. I am not saying it can't happen but with all the drug and alcohol testing and other scrutiny it is VERY rare. Congratulations to Joe for his progress in his recovery, Joe is a good man and a good pilot, I would put my family on his airplane any day.
May 26th 2009 2:04AM Excellent post Kent!
Apr 30th 2009 5:50PM The pilot in the right seat, the instructor pilot in this case, is the non flying pilot, the non flying pilot is referred to as the "pilot monitoring", the pilot monitoring will place his hands on the power levers when the pilot flying removes his hands to rotate. The pilot monitoring guards the power levers in case there is an auto throttle malfunction or in the event the power levers creep back for some reason, these are not common malfunctions but there is a procedure in place just in case. in many many years of flying jets I have never had a power lever creep back but I have had it happen in piston engine aircraft and by adhering to this procedure a reduction of power close to the ground did not happen. After a safe altitude is reached, usually a few hundred feet or so the pilot monitoring can move his hand away from the power levers and resume other duties. I hope that helps...
Jul 14th 2008 9:17PM Or...... You could be right, it could be a -400 with no winglets. I have never heard of such but it could be....
Jul 14th 2008 9:15PM Dave,
That is probably a 747-300 which has the extended upper deck but no winglets. The 747-400F has the short upper deck but it does have winglets. The -300 is a 3 person cockpit, it has the flight engineer position.
Jun 21st 2008 5:58PM "The French as having the best food in the world" Have you not dined at "The Lucky Wishbone" in Anchorage, Alaska??? Jumbo cheese, fries and a Root beer shake for me please! Now you are talkin!