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by Eric Janson
Wed Sep 23, 2020 5:13 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Qantas Flight to No Where Sells Out in 10 Minutes
Replies: 19
Views: 1209

Re: Qantas Flight to No Where Sells Out in 10 Minutes

Heliian wrote: Tue Sep 22, 2020 9:42 am
Maybe they should get out there and rake the undergrowth. :roll:

Have you ever even been to Australia?
I'm posting this from Australia. I've been here since June 10th.
by Eric Janson
Mon Sep 21, 2020 5:38 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Qantas Flight to No Where Sells Out in 10 Minutes
Replies: 19
Views: 1209

Re: Qantas Flight to No Where Sells Out in 10 Minutes

https://www.theguardian.com/travel/2020/sep/18/climate-campaigners-condemn-joy-flights-for-travellers-who-miss-flying Can’t say I blame them. One of the reasons the recent fires in Australia were so bad is these same Environmentalists did not allow controlled burns of the dead undergrowth. This is ...
by Eric Janson
Thu Sep 17, 2020 8:51 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Does partial passing in CPAER affect one’s career in any way..?
Replies: 25
Views: 1362

Re: Does partial passing affect one’s career in any way..?

Most European airlines ask something similar. School grades, university degree grades. They like their paperwork. More than 2 failed written tests or more than 1 failed flight test and you're out in some of them. They do get a ton of applicants though. That really depends on the company. Some just ...
by Eric Janson
Fri Sep 11, 2020 6:43 pm
Forum: Aviation Videos & Photos
Topic: Pull starting a 206
Replies: 5
Views: 333

Re: Pull starting a 206

I've used this procedure to start one engine of a DC-3.

As you correctly said - you do what you have to do.
by Eric Janson
Mon Sep 07, 2020 7:45 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Does partial passing in CPAER affect one’s career in any way..?
Replies: 25
Views: 1362

Re: Does partial passing affect one’s career in any way..?

Most European airlines ask something similar. School grades, university degree grades. They like their paperwork. More than 2 failed written tests or more than 1 failed flight test and you're out in some of them. They do get a ton of applicants though. That really depends on the company. Some just ...
by Eric Janson
Fri Sep 04, 2020 4:35 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Partial Engine Failure in a Piston Twin
Replies: 8
Views: 877

Re: Partial Engine Failure in a Piston Twin

If the engine is developing power and all else is within limits leave it running - jmho. The one engine failure I've had consisted of a momentary change of RPM on the right engine during climb followed by normal operation. Radial engined DC-3. In cruise the oil temperature started to increase and pr...
by Eric Janson
Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:58 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Cold temp correction problem
Replies: 43
Views: 2137

Re: Cold temp correction problem

Thanks for the information Rockie - my company flies LNAV/VNAV only. We are not certified for LPV.
by Eric Janson
Thu Aug 20, 2020 4:40 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Cold temp correction problem
Replies: 43
Views: 2137

Re: Cold temp correction problem

One of the best tools is the GPS altitude display . Hard to find on some older gps models but well worth the effort for the added safety . Ever wondered why GPS isn't used instead of a pressure altimeter? The GPS altitudes are based on a model using a sphere (WGS 84). The earth isn't a sphere so th...
by Eric Janson
Mon Aug 17, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Traning bond or ... non flying job
Replies: 30
Views: 2727

Re: Traning bond or ... non flying job

Good evening, I was at Jazz and laid off couple of months ago due to the covid situation. Just wondering if you should take the risk to go to a 703 operator and pay the training bond in case jazz call me back or... if I should wait with a non flying job. Just asking your opinon. thx for ur help! Th...
by Eric Janson
Wed Aug 12, 2020 6:53 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Aug 7, 2020 - Air India Express 737
Replies: 17
Views: 1710

Re: Aug 7, 2020 - Air India Express 737

If there is heavy rain at the airport, I would think that one doesn’t need a report of the runway conditions, especially if it is not grooved. In the tropics weather can change extremely rapidly and be extremely localised. It's possible to have heavy rain and poor visibility at one end of the runwa...
by Eric Janson
Mon Aug 10, 2020 3:34 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Aug 7, 2020 - Air India Express 737
Replies: 17
Views: 1710

Re: Aug 7, 2020 - Air India Express 737

As long as airliners continue to land in heavy rain, runway excursions and related accidents will continue. The aviation industry is looking for its next significant reduction in accidents......this is it. System to help prevent this is already available. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F5nw2Mt3I1I...
by Eric Janson
Sun Aug 09, 2020 6:30 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Aug 7, 2020 - Air India Express 737
Replies: 17
Views: 1710

Re: Aug 7, 2020 - Air India Express 737

Been there many times in 777. Braking was never an issue. WX can be nasty and due to the terrain on final 28, it has non-standard approach lights (read very few lights!) which makes the minima quite high (2000m VIS from memory) hence using RWY 10 with tailwind. 777 push-back done directly on the ru...
by Eric Janson
Sun Aug 09, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Aug 7, 2020 - Air India Express 737
Replies: 17
Views: 1710

Re: Aug 7, 2020 - Air India Express 737

Latest reports state a touchdown 3000' down the runway.

Tailwind on a wet runway with downslope means you need to touchdown at the correct point with the correct speed.

Not much room for error imho.
by Eric Janson
Sat Aug 08, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: how long
Replies: 243
Views: 13949

Re: how long

In aviation, the trend is obvious. A 1950's era transport required 4 people up-front; 2 Pilots, an Eng and a Nav. The Engs and the Navs are gone because all of their work was based on pattern recognition. Their jobs were the first to be automated out of existence because the patterns with which the...
by Eric Janson
Fri Aug 07, 2020 9:10 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Aug 7, 2020 - Air India Express 737
Replies: 17
Views: 1710

Re: Aug 7, 2020 - Air India Express 737

I used to fly here regularly - first with the A320 and later with the A330. The company I was flying for was the only foreign operator in Calicut at that time. Hard to believe they allow 747 and 777 operations at this airport - that's pushing things imho. Runway 10 has a slight upslope initially fol...
by Eric Janson
Thu Aug 06, 2020 4:06 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Chapter 11.
Replies: 36
Views: 6309

Re: Chapter 11.

Hate to say it but it will come down to a simple Business case imho. Keeping the company running will cost X. Closing it down and starting again from zero will cost Y. When Y becomes the cheaper option - it may very well happen. There are pluses and minuses associated with each option. There will be...
by Eric Janson
Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Science-Based Alternative to Ease Quarantine Act Restrictions
Replies: 294
Views: 20978

Re: Science-Based Alternative to Ease Quarantine Act Restrictions

Part of Australia back in lockdown with people not allowed more than 5 km from their homes. Countries used to fight extremism but now they join the club; what a wonderful world... I'm in Australia and there is broad public support for the measures in place. I'm in Quarantine for the next 2 weeks - ...
by Eric Janson
Sun Aug 02, 2020 10:14 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Cheyenne 2
Replies: 4
Views: 1009

Re: Cheyenne 2

Important to look at the Insurance requirements as well as the Licencing requirements imho.
by Eric Janson
Thu Jul 23, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Full length takeoff
Replies: 17
Views: 2171

Re: Full length takeoff

https://youtu.be/EnfQJfsY2Po B727F too, It doesn't always ends up well... There's a bunch of similar videos where they just get away with it.... My understanding is that on this day there was a slight tailwind component. Hitting the structure on the other side of the road was the final link in the ...
by Eric Janson
Tue Jul 21, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Getting Fired.
Replies: 7
Views: 2403

Re: Getting Fired.

Over the periods of the last few months of my employment, my attitude became negative and that impaired my focus. I worked with many experienced AME, who were able to sense that and that raised red flags. Another fault was that I should have left the company if I was not able to perform 100%. I lac...

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