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by Rockie
Sat Aug 03, 2019 3:32 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Do you really trust that wet runway performance data
Replies: 103
Views: 8512

Re: Do you really trust that wet runway performance data

The biggest benefit TALPA provides is standardizing and improving the way airports report runway conditions when it’s not dry. Since I’ve been in this industry close to 30 years and several airlines before TALPA came along if standing water was suspected the procedure has been to use authorized cont...
by Rockie
Fri Aug 02, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Do you really trust that wet runway performance data
Replies: 103
Views: 8512

Re: Do you really trust that wet runway performance data

pelmet wrote:
Thu Aug 01, 2019 3:24 pm
To show an example of how a poster can be giving you bad information......


Folks.....Please beware of the information that you get on the internet.
Fully agree. Follow your regulator approved company procedures...not what some guy on the internet says.
by Rockie
Wed Jul 31, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Do you really trust that wet runway performance data
Replies: 103
Views: 8512

Re: Do you really trust that wet runway performance data

To answer once again the question posed at the start of this thread...Yes, you trust wet runway landing numbers. If for any reason in airline operations the PIC suspects the runway is contaminated with standing water because of recent heavy rain they DO NOT arbitrarily add 30-40% to wet runway landi...
by Rockie
Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max
Replies: 456
Views: 37647

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

You weren’t there Complex. Don’t destroy what respect I have for you by speculating what you would, or would not have done. I can’t, so you can’t. Exit this discussion.
by Rockie
Thu Oct 04, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: AC A320 slides off runway at YYZ
Replies: 129
Views: 16423

Re: AC A320 slides off runway at YYZ

Using an autoland is a crutch for anything but a Cat 3 approach. Nowhere did I say that. Show me where if you can. Still a visual requirement and DH to land. We don't require using autoland. Is it a crutch then? It's company policy if equipped with autoland, not required if you aren't, or some fail...
by Rockie
Thu Oct 04, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: AC A320 slides off runway at YYZ
Replies: 129
Views: 16423

Re: AC A320 slides off runway at YYZ

No I'm exaggerating your ridiculous claims. What ridiculous claims am I exaggerating? If you doubt my take on CAT I runways look it up, I've provided the references. If you doubt what I say on the precautions necessary to use autoland on a CAT I runway, ask your chief pilot. If you doubt when I say...
by Rockie
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: AC A320 slides off runway at YYZ
Replies: 129
Views: 16423

Re: AC A320 slides off runway at YYZ

Seriously, you don't see much sometimes Rockie. My AOM says specifically that Category 1 approaches to autolands may be conducted. There is no grey area. By all means don't take my word for it, ask your chief pilot. See if they don't issue the same caveats I've repeatedly mentioned. One more thing ...
by Rockie
Thu Oct 04, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: AC A320 slides off runway at YYZ
Replies: 129
Views: 16423

Re: AC A320 slides off runway at YYZ

altiplano wrote:
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:57 am
Rockie uses autopilot as a crutch. You should be able to handfly that approach with raw data.
If necessary, but first a bunch of our other procedures would have to be shed for no good reason, and you know company policy on that I'm sure. Got anything serious to add?
by Rockie
Thu Oct 04, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: AC A320 slides off runway at YYZ
Replies: 129
Views: 16423

Re: AC A320 slides off runway at YYZ

I'm not talking about absolute need but about considering using the tools available to enhance situational awareness appropriate to circumstance. By your logic we shouldn't use flight directors or autopilots on a Cat 1 approach either, or god forbid a HUD... just a crutch, right?! I have mentioned ...
by Rockie
Thu Oct 04, 2018 5:04 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: AC A320 slides off runway at YYZ
Replies: 129
Views: 16423

Re: AC A320 slides off runway at YYZ

Yes a crutch. If you need it to land the airplane in 1800 RVR on a CAT I runway after becoming visual you are using it as a crutch. If you want to use it for any reason you do so knowing the runway has none of the mandated features or protections required to support auto land and you take that uncer...
by Rockie
Wed Oct 03, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: AC A320 slides off runway at YYZ
Replies: 129
Views: 16423

Re: AC A320 slides off runway at YYZ

I don't know what you're quoting Pelmet but here are a few points. Use of Autoland at U.S. CAT I Facilities or Equivalent. For CAT I, autoland may be used at runways with facilities other than those with published CAT II or III IAPs if the precautions discussed in subparagraph 4-282C are followed. T...
by Rockie
Wed Oct 03, 2018 11:50 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: AC A320 slides off runway at YYZ
Replies: 129
Views: 16423

Re: AC A320 slides off runway at YYZ

Yes there are cautions but the idea you posted of NOT to do autolands on CAT I runways because they are not certified is WRONG. Show me where I said not to do autolands on CAT I runways. I've done them myself and said so. I said they are not to be used in regular operations to do something the pilo...
by Rockie
Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: AC A320 slides off runway at YYZ
Replies: 129
Views: 16423

Re: AC A320 slides off runway at YYZ

Here is Delta Airlines policy for one particular type..... "Except for facilities that have a restrictive note, autoland approaches are permissible to all [instrument landing system (ILS)] facilities. When a restrictive note regarding the localizer or glide slope appears on [an approach chart], aut...
by Rockie
Wed Oct 03, 2018 10:01 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Do you really trust that wet runway performance data
Replies: 103
Views: 8512

Re: Do you really trust that wet runway performance data

That doesn't answer either of my questions. Want to try again?
by Rockie
Wed Oct 03, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Do you really trust that wet runway performance data
Replies: 103
Views: 8512

Re: Do you really trust that wet runway performance data

What aircraft do you fly, and what is your company's policy regarding this Pelmet?
by Rockie
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:32 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: USA-Mexico-Canada Trade agreement
Replies: 16
Views: 2518

Re: USA-Mexico-Canada Trade agreement

Perhaps we can get back to discussing getting pilots on the list of approved occupations, sos we can all head south to the nirvana of high pay? If I may suggest, find out where US regional carriers are based and in what districts the majority of their payroll and corporate taxes are paid. Contact b...
by Rockie
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: USA-Mexico-Canada Trade agreement
Replies: 16
Views: 2518

Re: USA-Mexico-Canada Trade agreement

North Shore wrote:
Wed Oct 03, 2018 7:37 am
Perhaps we can get back to discussing getting pilots on the list of approved occupations, sos we can all head south to the nirvana of high pay?
If you want that to happen the pressure is going to have to come from US operators through congress. Start there.
by Rockie
Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:54 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: USA-Mexico-Canada Trade agreement
Replies: 16
Views: 2518

Re: USA-Mexico-Canada Trade agreement

It would be interesting to know what the US customs and Immigration people would think of Rockie if they read his venom about the USA here on Avcanada. In public forums the US president has issued multiple, unambiguous threats of economic destruction against Canada. I am Canadian, my loyalties belo...
by Rockie
Tue Oct 02, 2018 4:11 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: USA-Mexico-Canada Trade agreement
Replies: 16
Views: 2518

Re: USA-Mexico-Canada Trade agreement

Not that I don't think pilots should be considered professionals, but this negotiation was about much more important things than that. Does nobody remember the threat to destroy Canada's economy if a certain sociopathic, narcissistic toddler didn't get his way? It was only a few days ago after all. ...
by Rockie
Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:09 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: AC A320 slides off runway at YYZ
Replies: 129
Views: 16423

Re: AC A320 slides off runway at YYZ

Aircraft I fly are certified for autoland on an ILS. Of course required visual reference for the category of approach you are doing. It's an option available within the autopilot limitations. I don't know what "other" pilots are doing.... I speak for myself. Do you see autolands on CAT I runways, p...
by Rockie
Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:04 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: AC A320 slides off runway at YYZ
Replies: 129
Views: 16423

Re: AC A320 slides off runway at YYZ

However, if your company has taken the time to analyze the cat 1 Autoland ability for a particular runway(or there is no restriction on your aircraft), my earlier advice stands....do the Autoland. Autolands are designed and intended for use in low visibility conditions with minimums below what a pi...
by Rockie
Sat Sep 29, 2018 5:09 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: AC A320 slides off runway at YYZ
Replies: 129
Views: 16423

Re: AC A320 slides off runway at YYZ

I’ve found over the years that manufacturers and airline fleet management people who make policy generally have more information at their disposal than we do. It’s also generally a good idea to follow those policies even if it contradicts what the Avcanada peanut gallery thinks.
by Rockie
Fri Sep 28, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: AC A320 slides off runway at YYZ
Replies: 129
Views: 16423

Re: AC A320 slides off runway at YYZ

Still can't admit when you post wrong information and are corrected(a very hazardous attitude). Still think you know more than the FAA and TC when their information is specifically used to prove your statements wrong(on this and the earlier thread). Still haven't told us why autoland is not prohibi...
by Rockie
Thu Sep 27, 2018 5:48 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: AC Lining Up with a Taxiway SFO...?
Replies: 830
Views: 61807

Re: AC Lining Up with a Taxiway SFO...?

I have to defend Trump here, he had nothing to do with it.
by Rockie
Wed Sep 26, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: AC A320 slides off runway at YYZ
Replies: 129
Views: 16423

Re: AC A320 slides off runway at YYZ

Still don’t know the difference between a CAT I and a CAT II runway or that there even is a difference. Still don’t get that auto land is not certified on a CAT I runway...or why...or what that means. Still think you can predict with absolute certainty this wouldn’t have happened with an auto land. ...

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