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by Eric Janson
Mon Aug 17, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Traning bond or ... non flying job
Replies: 30
Views: 2909

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: 1857

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: 1857

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: 1857

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: 1857

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: 15671

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: 1857

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: 6806

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: 317
Views: 29441

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: 1043

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: 2368

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: 2589

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...
by Eric Janson
Mon Jul 20, 2020 5:05 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Full length takeoff
Replies: 17
Views: 2368

Re: Full length takeoff

I remember reading somewhere (don't know if it's true) that manufacture recommended procedure for old Soviet machines deliberately delayed rotation to use up the whole runway to improve performance in the event of an engine out. Don't know if there is truth to this, and haven't done any research on...
by Eric Janson
Fri Jul 17, 2020 10:25 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Science-Based Alternative to Ease Quarantine Act Restrictions
Replies: 317
Views: 29441

Re: Science-Based Alternative to Ease Quarantine Act Restrictions

Speaking of stupidity this is hard to believe:-

https://thenewdaily.com.au/news/coronav ... ies-trend/

When you're dealing this level of stupidity you have to keep the borders closed imho.
by Eric Janson
Fri Jul 17, 2020 4:40 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Science-Based Alternative to Ease Quarantine Act Restrictions
Replies: 317
Views: 29441

Re: Science-Based Alternative to Ease Quarantine Act Restrictions

There have been numerous cases where travellers have tested positive for COVID-19 after being allowed into a country. Just a few of them - Qatar Airways in Greece. (They were given a temporary operating ban as a result). All passengers had to be Quarantined. - New Zealand. Two British nationals allo...
by Eric Janson
Wed Jul 15, 2020 4:13 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Return to Normal?
Replies: 400
Views: 75998

Re: The Return to Normal?

This is probably what the "New Normal" is going to look like.

https://simpleflying.com/portugal-covid-test-fines/

This will add to the difficulties travelling at the moment imho.
by Eric Janson
Sat Jul 11, 2020 4:42 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Travel restrictions in EU vs Canada
Replies: 51
Views: 5991

Re: Travel restrictions in EU vs Canada

Not everyone is like you. Lots will feel safe traveling, especially once the 2 week quarantine is removed. But, feel safe at home. If you read my post above you'll see why travelling on an aircraft is the riskiest thing you can do right now imho. I'm only comfortable on our own aircraft with the sa...
by Eric Janson
Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:40 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Pakistan International Airlines
Replies: 16
Views: 3064

Re: Pakistan International Airlines

US finally takes action:-

https://simpleflying.com/united-states-pia-scandal/

My guess is they will be banned in Canada as well - should have happened already imho.
by Eric Janson
Fri Jul 10, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Travel restrictions in EU vs Canada
Replies: 51
Views: 5991

Re: Travel restrictions in EU vs Canada

I don't think people feel flying is unsafe. I think people feel being somewhere other than home is unsafe. I disagree - flying as a passenger is the riskiest thing I do at the moment. - No social distancing on the Airlines I've travelled on. - No idea who I'm travelling with or what they've been ex...
by Eric Janson
Thu Jul 09, 2020 4:26 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Pakistan International Airlines
Replies: 16
Views: 3064

Re: Pakistan International Airlines

On top of everything else.... https://simpleflying.com/pia-missing-flight-attendant/ Not the first time this as happened or even the first time this has happened in Toronto! Of course the real question is - why is PIA still allowed to fly to Canada? Pakistan actively challenging the EU ban - gives a...

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