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by pelmet
Mon Jan 27, 2020 10:10 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Pilot leaves towbar on runway??
Replies: 33
Views: 1060

Re: Pilot leaves towbar on runway??

Thank you for your argument. It is something for any pilot to consider. Once again.... I have given several examples where my technique would have prevented an accident. How about you show just one where it (the action of silently confirming the certain critical items were actually completed after h...
by pelmet
Mon Jan 27, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Pilot leaves towbar on runway??
Replies: 33
Views: 1060

Re: Pilot leaves towbar on runway??

If we all started doing extra checks, and thus devaluating the importance of the manufacturer checklists, that list would most likely be much longer. CRM and checklist got introduced for a reason. Stick to them. I have given several examples where my technique would have prevented an accident. How ...
by pelmet
Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:44 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Pilot leaves towbar on runway??
Replies: 33
Views: 1060

Re: Pilot leaves towbar on runway??

Entertaining(well...scary) how many seem opposed. Because your suggestions will make things worse, not better. Not for the people on these flights.... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Northwest_Airlines_Flight_255 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Delta_Air_Lines_Flight_1141 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
by pelmet
Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:33 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Phenom Overrun Lake Simcoe
Replies: 2
Views: 223

Re: Phenom Overrun Lake Simcoe

Friendly note.. this event took place in Dec 2019 http://www.tsb.gc.ca/eng/medias-media/deploiement-deployment/aviation/2019/20191230.html https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/232045 Thanks, No word if any report will be published. If you hear any useful info to help understand....feel free to let ...
by pelmet
Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:13 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Pilot leaves towbar on runway??
Replies: 33
Views: 1060

Re: Pilot leaves towbar on runway??

Others can decide for themselves if they feel the 10 to 30 extra seconds is worth it. At the airlines you can't. That's the whole point of SOPs in a multicrew environment: to follow the company determined standard way of doing things. Not doing your own checks because you feel like it. If the SOPs ...
by pelmet
Mon Jan 27, 2020 7:12 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Pilot leaves towbar on runway??
Replies: 33
Views: 1060

Re: Pilot leaves towbar on runway??

Look at the link to the Delta 727 crash. The checklist was completed yet the flaps were up The checklist was not completed. End of story. Do you read the links you post? Just curious. " Based on the aircraft's failure to climb at takeoff speed, its roll instability, and the absence of sounds indica...
by pelmet
Mon Jan 27, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Pilot leaves towbar on runway??
Replies: 33
Views: 1060

Re: Pilot leaves towbar on runway??

The checklist was completed yet the flaps were up Well then the checklist wasn’t completed, was it? Maybe the pilots thought it was ok because their own made-up checklists they’d decided to do later, were better, so didn’t pay any attention. Layer upon layer of checklists, that’s the answer to ever...
by pelmet
Mon Jan 27, 2020 4:32 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Pilot leaves towbar on runway??
Replies: 33
Views: 1060

Re: Pilot leaves towbar on runway??

So what’s wrong with the manufacturers checklists, that you have to invent your own? Last thing we want is pilots making up their own procedures. There is nothing wrong(in general) with manufacturer's checklists. What is wrong is with pilots brains which is why we have so many accidents from guys t...
by pelmet
Mon Jan 27, 2020 4:16 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Phenom Overrun Lake Simcoe
Replies: 2
Views: 223

Phenom Overrun Lake Simcoe

C-GVJV a commercially registered Embraer EMB-500 Phenom 100 aircraft was being operated by a single pilot, and was inbound to Lake Simcoe Regional (CYLS), ON from Columbia Metropolitain (KCAE), SC. On arrival at CYLS, the pilot initially conducted an instrument approach to Runway 10, but performed a...
by pelmet
Mon Jan 27, 2020 3:57 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Pilot leaves towbar on runway??
Replies: 33
Views: 1060

Re: Pilot leaves towbar on runway??

If only they had done similar to what I recommend close to lining up such as....speedbrakes stowed, flaps set, stab trim set, rudder trim set, v-speeds visible, LNAV and VNAV armed.... and is not a checklist. It’s a list of things to check. How is it not a checklist? Call it a mental one. One the C...
by pelmet
Mon Jan 27, 2020 3:54 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Pilot leaves towbar on runway??
Replies: 33
Views: 1060

Re: Pilot leaves towbar on runway??

I've flown airplanes where the controls needed to be checked 3 times between engine start and line up. 3 times, because it's super important and we must be safe right? Nope! Students made 3 half assed attempts at a control check instead of treating the control check with the respect it deserved. 1)...
by pelmet
Mon Jan 27, 2020 3:42 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Pilot leaves towbar on runway??
Replies: 33
Views: 1060

Re: Pilot leaves towbar on runway??

By the way, I do it for killer items after the pre-takeoff checklist is complete as well. My own technique. Obviously excessive for some. The only problem is...there are a lot of dead people out there who would not be if their pilots had done a final killer item check.... https://en.wikipedia.org/w...
by pelmet
Mon Jan 27, 2020 12:05 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Pilot leaves towbar on runway??
Replies: 33
Views: 1060

Re: Pilot leaves towbar on runway??

Such common sense. I'm sure the pilot in question has a lot of common sense. I'm surprised that nobody has commented on the real point of this story, which is that he was rattled from his earlier incident with the cyclist and it affected his performance. He probably shouldn't have gone flying at al...
by pelmet
Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:52 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Pilot leaves towbar on runway??
Replies: 33
Views: 1060

Re: Pilot leaves towbar on runway??

Feel free to take my advice ……..or not. Based on your response, I think I know which is your choice. That is up to you and perhaps you are not as likely as me to forget one of these items on rare occasion. Uh huh. So... it's all the instructor's fault, we can fix this with another check list, and n...
by pelmet
Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:50 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Pilot leaves towbar on runway??
Replies: 33
Views: 1060

Re: Pilot leaves towbar on runway??

A simple thing that I bet that virtually no school or instructor teaches their student learning to fly. Intake plugs, chocks, pitot cover, tie-downs, oil and fuel-caps secure... that sounds a lot like a walk-around inspection to me. Do you include other things from the walk-around? "I don't remembe...
by pelmet
Mon Jan 27, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Pilot leaves towbar on runway??
Replies: 33
Views: 1060

Re: Pilot leaves towbar on runway??

Definitely left it on until takeoff. My bet is that it fell off after rotation/liftoff since anything sooner would have been a pretty good bump to him and hopefully gotten his attention. The damage to that towbar wasn't caused by someone dragging it while walking around. Moral of the story: If you ...
by pelmet
Mon Jan 27, 2020 8:51 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Pilot leaves towbar on runway??
Replies: 33
Views: 1060

Re: Pilot leaves towbar on runway??

Definitely left it on until takeoff. My bet is that it fell off after rotation/liftoff since anything sooner would have been a pretty good bump to him and hopefully gotten his attention. The damage to that towbar wasn't caused by someone dragging it while walking around. Moral of the story: If you ...
by pelmet
Sun Jan 26, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Kobe Bryant chopper crash
Replies: 52
Views: 2991

Re: Kobe Bryant chopper crash

Gear Jerker wrote:
Sun Jan 26, 2020 7:43 pm
I'm not familiar with the area, but they were flying special VFR; weather was marginal VFR
I have flown VFR in that area. No shortage of high terrain in the area with some reasonable valleys.
by pelmet
Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:42 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Hi-Fly A340 Fuel Jettison During Landing MCO
Replies: 8
Views: 3060

Re: Hi-Fly A340 Fuel Jettison During Landing MCO

Checklist procedure should cover that.
by pelmet
Sat Jan 25, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Steep turnback fatal for ultralight
Replies: 4
Views: 711

Re: Steep turnback fatal for ultralight

Any ultralight guys here. Perhaps they are more concerned about landing straight ahead into the trees as there is less facial protection from branches. The average density of trees is still lower than the average density of dirt. Both may be higher than the average density of an ultralight pilot, b...
by pelmet
Sat Jan 25, 2020 9:56 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Perimeter Shamattawa
Replies: 38
Views: 3926

Re: Perimeter Shamattawa

As an FYI a paragraph in CASS changed 622.11 on 2019/09/20 to say.....(aircraft manufacturer has identified representative surface). Not like before where the air operator did and at times got approval from TC. Maybe because there was an approval of a top surface of a flap on a high wing aircraft b...
by pelmet
Sat Jan 25, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Swoop CYQR Smoke diversion
Replies: 19
Views: 2402

Re: Swoop CYQR Smoke diversion

Pelmet, just curious where you get these reports from? The wording in some of the things you post are different from the CADORS write ups. They come directly from the TSB five days a week. I'm a bit behind on my emails but just read this well-handled one..... Air Canada Boeing 777-300 aircraft (AC8...
by pelmet
Sat Jan 25, 2020 7:03 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Coulson C-130 missing NSW
Replies: 21
Views: 2128

Re: Coulson C-130 missing NSW

It is useless posting. We all have empathy but fortunately don't all post about it. I remember on Pprune until a few years back, there would be an accident and the thread would have 20 or 30 posts saying "condolences". Finally the moderators said to stop. It is useless. The forum is to try to get in...
by pelmet
Fri Jan 24, 2020 8:15 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Swoop CYQR Smoke diversion
Replies: 19
Views: 2402

Re: Swoop CYQR Smoke diversion

Another incident but different sort of situation. You will have to translate and then sort through the translation to make sense of it, but seems well handled as compared to the panic and automatically divert/evacuate crowd...... "C-GSPW un Boeing 737-200 exploité par Air Inuit sous l'indicatif de v...
by pelmet
Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:49 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ferry flight down near Makkovik
Replies: 12
Views: 3113

Re: Ferry flight down near Makkovik

I think VFR flight is fine but in good VFR conditions. People do it in the Rocky Mountais all the time. The highest terrain on this route was about 2500’.

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