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by complexintentions
Wed May 22, 2019 1:14 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: So even the greatest pilots in the world (Americans) couldn't save you from the MAX...
Replies: 20
Views: 1871

Re: So even the greatest pilots in the world (Americans) couldn't save you from the MAX...

@jjj Exactly. Any situation can become unrecoverable if you allow it to proceed way too far without the correct intervention. I hate straw man videos like this amateurish clickbait shit. @confusedalot Not sure what your point is - that simulator time has little value? Have to strongly disagree with ...
by complexintentions
Tue May 21, 2019 3:42 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: 737 Max 8 Simulators
Replies: 42
Views: 5528

Re: 737 Max 8 Simulators

The guys had taken off in Night VMC condition with scotch tape on all their Static ports. The 737-8 accident crews had similar experiences..... No. It was daylight VMC with the Ethiopian accident. Even with a delay to account for startle effect, an unreliable airspeed/ spurious stall warning should...
by complexintentions
Tue May 21, 2019 8:08 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: 737 Max 8 Simulators
Replies: 42
Views: 5528

Re: 737 Max 8 Simulators

Confusedalot, How would an MCAS failure look differently in a simulator compared to a stab trim runaway? What are the differences in the emergency drill? Answer: there is no difference. That is false. 1) The Standard Runaway trim fault does not have a stall warning and stick shaker associated with ...
by complexintentions
Tue May 21, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: 737 Max 8 Simulators
Replies: 42
Views: 5528

Re: 737 Max 8 Simulators

The QRH page you posted isn't current and hasn't been since the fall. If you believe MCAS is uncommanded trim and thus should be cut out anytime it runs how will it remain certified? I think I'm done here. Enjoy the bigger Boeing's. How has the new QRH page/procedure changed? Or are you just being ...
by complexintentions
Tue May 21, 2019 5:55 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: So even the greatest pilots in the world (Americans) couldn't save you from the MAX...
Replies: 20
Views: 1871

Re: So even the greatest pilots in the world (Americans) couldn't save you from the MAX...

Youtube videos by "Professor Simon, EU Resident" featuring some bizarro homemade sim in someone's basement. Rambling on about "technic".

Seems legit. :lol:
by complexintentions
Fri May 17, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: WestJet to be sold in friendly deal to Onex Corp. for $5 billion
Replies: 128
Views: 12443

Re: WestJet to be sold in friendly deal to Onex Corp. for $5 billion

My bet isn’t that Onex sells off Encore it’s that they buy Transat and merge it into Westjet. Hope you didn't bet too much. Who is this brooks clown? Air Canada has just bought a company. WestJet has just been bought by a company. I know the words sorta sound like the same thing, but they're really...
by complexintentions
Mon May 13, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Cargo Jet Drake's Privat Jet (Air Drake)
Replies: 7
Views: 2224

Re: Cargo Jet Drake's Privat Jet (Air Drake)

More like D-Bag Air.

Rapping about climate change, buys a private B767.

Makes sense.
by complexintentions
Mon May 13, 2019 7:36 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: WestJet to be sold in friendly deal to Onex Corp. for $5 billion
Replies: 128
Views: 12443

Re: WestJet to be sold in friendly deal to Onex Corp. for $5 billion

Hopefully they see the mess that is swoop and kill it before it wastes more money. Or they could go the other way and focus on expanding Swoop with its lower cost base. Which strikes me more as exactly what buyout specialist companies like Onex do - merge coincident operations and cut the highest c...
by complexintentions
Mon May 13, 2019 7:20 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Digital logbook recommendations
Replies: 26
Views: 2029

Re: Digital logbook recommendations

Any good proprietary logbook software will have the option to output your data in a more raw format (ie .csv, comma delimited etc) so the fear of losing your data due to obsolescence is a bit overblown. Excel is great for complex accounting, total overkill for a logbook, and fugly as any other MS pr...
by complexintentions
Thu May 09, 2019 6:01 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Leaving a good paying secure job for aviation
Replies: 30
Views: 1885

Re: Leaving a good paying secure job for aviation

Oh make no mistake I'm a big fan of wealth, financial security, pensions, and the like. Wasn't counselling to leave the government teat lightly, as distasteful as it may be to live your life just surviving for your retirement. Ugh. But two points: - leaving a soul-crushing government job for a flyin...
by complexintentions
Wed May 08, 2019 11:33 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Leaving a good paying secure job for aviation
Replies: 30
Views: 1885

Re: Leaving a good paying secure job for aviation

A lot of it is just attitude and outlook. The mindset of "hanging on for the pension" makes my skin crawl, and why I don't think I could ever go into a job where that was my overriding priority. Unfortunately that type of thinking exists in aviation too, you see it in the heavily unionized airlines ...
by complexintentions
Wed May 08, 2019 9:35 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Pet Peeves?
Replies: 42
Views: 6424

Re: Pet Peeves?

I love threads like this. Gives me ideas on how best to trigger uptight Canadians. Just wish you didn't make it so easy, there's no fun in that! :mrgreen:
by complexintentions
Tue May 07, 2019 3:58 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Read all the MEL details
Replies: 5
Views: 1024

Re: Read all the MEL details

There's never any embarrassment in immediately embracing the safest option, which in this and pretty much any pressurization event is to descend. According to the report the remaining CAC's were able to maintain a 6,000ft cabin altitude to FL390. This only changed when they attempted to climb anothe...
by complexintentions
Thu May 02, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Bonds
Replies: 58
Views: 2941

Re: Bonds

I once interviewed at a company, they said the bond was up front and specified the interest rate. I went home and looked at my financial situation. I could not secure financing at the rate the company offered. Long story short, I was going to loose approximately $200 in interest over the course of ...
by complexintentions
Thu May 02, 2019 12:34 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Bonds
Replies: 58
Views: 2941

Re: Bonds

Remember JetsGo? Leblanc required Training Bonds; 30K, a lot of pilots were out of substantial amounts of money when the company failed. No. JetsGo aka "Canada 30,000" required bank guarantees , ie hard cash, of $30,000 to be put up by pilots, at hiring. Not the same as a bond AT ALL, and perfectly...
by complexintentions
Tue Apr 16, 2019 4:13 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Emirates
Replies: 84
Views: 20838

Re: Emirates

Nope, wasn't aware of it on my watch. So I spoke to colleagues still there who've been there nearly 20 years and they don't have any info either. As an aside I haven't heard anything about The Talking Horse in forever, he was such an ass and so despised I'm sure anyone he intervened for would be far...
by complexintentions
Sat Apr 13, 2019 3:34 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Emirates
Replies: 84
Views: 20838

Re: Emirates

It does seem to happen a lot in the UAE doesn't it? As keen as you are to be alarmist about Dubai, if I can live there for a decade and not end up in jail, anyone can. :mrgreen: Well - at least one of your Emirates colleagues wasn't as fortunate. Oh please. I'd be willing to bet that there are a lo...
by complexintentions
Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:26 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max
Replies: 437
Views: 30766

Re: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max

On a recurrent sim brief the crew on the usual RTO, v1 cut, engine fires and failures. Then give this etiopian scenario on the first go, it would be interesting to know the success rate. Lion air guys didn’t even know MCAS existed, imagine being thrown into this without any knowledge of such a powe...
by complexintentions
Tue Apr 09, 2019 10:57 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Emirates
Replies: 84
Views: 20838

Re: Emirates

You're only proving my point, which was that such nonsense has existed in Dubai for ages, and yet life goes on. I'm pretty sure that the UAE isn't the only place in the world where people are being detained on specious and unjust grounds. Not that that makes it ok, but the fact that you regularly si...
by complexintentions
Fri Apr 05, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max
Replies: 437
Views: 30766

Re: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max

Try to keep the arguments rational, not emotional. Your post would be better suited to a hysterical Facebook group. Every modern airliner uses various forms of augmentation with both hardware and software. MCAS as a concept is sound - flight envelope protections exist as software solutions in multip...
by complexintentions
Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: 737 max
Replies: 180
Views: 21493

Re: 737 max

There are RNAV SID's that are simple and ones that are complex. LHR is definitely one of the latter. Of course, the example cited was in the sim. But in real life? Better not screw up, it'll be hard to justify. I am completely in agreement with maintaining handling skills. But a "real pilot" also ha...
by complexintentions
Mon Apr 01, 2019 5:30 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Pilot shortage State side
Replies: 35
Views: 3979

Re: Pilot shortage State side

hahah oh I don't really care...for 400 bucks it was just another iron to have in the fire. So many other opportunities for experienced pilots around the globe. In 9 years I hope to have been retired for about 4! Certainly not looking for a career at a major. Everyone's situation is different but the...
by complexintentions
Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:14 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max
Replies: 437
Views: 30766

Re: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max

Fair enough, my mistake in focusing on the Ethiopian crash in the thread title. I read the two accident reports but not the one of the incident flight where they landed safely, I had presumed they continued because the stab cutouts had restored a level of flight control and indications they deemed a...
by complexintentions
Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:39 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Pilot shortage State side
Replies: 35
Views: 3979

Re: Pilot shortage State side

Could be, wouldn't be surprised. It has happened in the past though. I seem to recall rcaf types ending up at united (or some other major) in the 60's, I think that was even after a recruiting roadshow but not sure. My US based friend actually confirmed that. Another time was either in the late 70'...
by complexintentions
Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max
Replies: 437
Views: 30766

Re: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max

It appears that only a Pilot sitting on the jumpseat prevented the fatal outcome of the other 2 events. Even in that event the flight was continued to destination - I guess we're at the point now where Airmanship and Common Sense have completely disappeared. I can't quite see how anyone other than ...

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