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by Rockie
Wed Feb 24, 2021 2:45 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: FedEx quietly begin single-pilot tests - ATR 42
Replies: 29
Views: 2275

Re: FedEx quietly begin single-pilot tests - ATR 42

Oh boy, you two are out of touch with reality. Let's chat in 20 years. Not out of touch, knowledgeable about what it takes to safely get these aircraft from A to B. In 20 years however they may actually develop not only a true AI that can replace a pilot’s brain, but the public confidence in it to ...
by Rockie
Wed Feb 24, 2021 8:45 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: FedEx quietly begin single-pilot tests - ATR 42
Replies: 29
Views: 2275

Re: FedEx quietly begin single-pilot tests - ATR 42

Every time we use our judgement and decide on a course of action during normal operations we are anticipating and avoiding potentially unsafe situations that could unfold in many different unpleasant ways. We assess, and re-assess constantly before and during a flight. We have two brains working tog...
by Rockie
Wed Feb 24, 2021 4:27 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: FedEx quietly begin single-pilot tests - ATR 42
Replies: 29
Views: 2275

Re: FedEx quietly begin single-pilot tests - ATR 42

Most accidents have the pilot as a contributing factor. Pilots are the weakest link. They fail on a rate at least equal to any other component. Either they fail to respond appropriately to a situation, make decisions that get them in over their head, or deliberately crash. We'll see completely pilo...
by Rockie
Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:38 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: FedEx quietly begin single-pilot tests - ATR 42
Replies: 29
Views: 2275

Re: FedEx quietly begin single-pilot tests - ATR 42

[quote=Rockie post_id=<a href="tel:1145190">1145190</a> time=<a href="tel:1614096243">1614096243</a> user_id=5632] Flight engineers used to be just that...engineers. They monitored and ran the complicated and decidedly unmonitored and non-automatic systems available at the time....
by Rockie
Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:04 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: FedEx quietly begin single-pilot tests - ATR 42
Replies: 29
Views: 2275

Re: FedEx quietly begin single-pilot tests - ATR 42

It’s not about technology because that already exists today. Once the airplanes become more and more automatic, one person will do. The same arguments were made when they got rid of the flight engineers: Flight engineers used to be just that...engineers. They monitored and ran the complicated and de...
by Rockie
Fri Feb 19, 2021 10:07 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: FedEx quietly begin single-pilot tests - ATR 42
Replies: 29
Views: 2275

Re: FedEx quietly begin single-pilot tests - ATR 42

A bunch of dead boxes have less impact than a bunch of dead people. But it'll be hohum until there is an accident that could have been easily prevented by another properly trained brain up front and then smart people, not to mention insurance companies, will be going...hmmm. Transport airplanes are ...
by Rockie
Mon Feb 15, 2021 9:41 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Carbon tax announced December 2020
Replies: 119
Views: 6927

Re: Carbon tax announced December 2020

Rockie thinks his old age has given him wisdom, but all we can see in his new book is a crusty, grumpy old man. A crusty, grumpy old man can have reasonable arguments. Rockie has none. You guys really don't listen do you? How many different ways do I have to say I'm not arguing with you? I'm not ha...
by Rockie
Mon Feb 15, 2021 6:53 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Carbon tax announced December 2020
Replies: 119
Views: 6927

Re: Carbon tax announced December 2020

You clearly haven’t been paying attention and don’t understand, which further explains why I don’t argue or discuss with you guys. I mock you. Facts and reason pass through people like you without stopping or having any effect whatsoever so there is no point. It was mentioned a little while ago that...
by Rockie
Mon Feb 15, 2021 5:26 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Carbon tax announced December 2020
Replies: 119
Views: 6927

Re: Carbon tax announced December 2020

In an amazing coincidence neither can Patrick Moore. Well, why don't you show us where his book is faulty. But you would have to go beyond your usual insults, so I don't expect anything. Just reading now about the scam of Polar Bears supposedly being endangered. Got some news for people, they are n...
by Rockie
Sun Feb 14, 2021 3:17 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Pfizer Covid Vaccine shows 90% effectiveness.
Replies: 273
Views: 19546

Re: Pfizer Covid Vaccine shows 90% effectiveness.

Someone here predicted that Covid would magically disappear after the US election because it was no longer needed as a weapon against Trump. I can’t remember who exactly but I do remember which camp he came from.
by Rockie
Sun Feb 14, 2021 1:39 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Carbon tax announced December 2020
Replies: 119
Views: 6927

Re: Carbon tax announced December 2020

Dh8Classic wrote: Fri Feb 12, 2021 3:53 pm
Rockie wrote: Fri Feb 12, 2021 4:49 am
Dh8Classic wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 6:30 pm Guess what ladies and gentlemen, Patrick Moore co-founded Greenpeace.
Not according to Greenpeace.
Unfortunately, Greenpeace in its present form cannot be trusted to tell the truth,
In an amazing coincidence neither can Patrick Moore.
by Rockie
Fri Feb 12, 2021 4:49 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Carbon tax announced December 2020
Replies: 119
Views: 6927

Re: Carbon tax announced December 2020

Dh8Classic wrote: Thu Feb 11, 2021 6:30 pm Guess what ladies and gentlemen, Patrick Moore co-founded Greenpeace.
Not according to Greenpeace.
by Rockie
Thu Feb 11, 2021 2:54 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Carbon tax announced December 2020
Replies: 119
Views: 6927

Re: Carbon tax announced December 2020

Too bad this place is a Conservative echo chamber. Just like COVID, this forum will insist that climate change doesn't exist, and that our government is either evil or inept for attempting to fight it. Getting in their faces about it won't fix it, sadly. Showing them contrary facts, or antagonizing...
by Rockie
Thu Feb 11, 2021 7:45 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Carbon tax announced December 2020
Replies: 119
Views: 6927

Re: Carbon tax announced December 2020

Getting back to climate change/carbon tax: "Here is Dr. Patrick Moore's description of his unique thesis as presented in "Fake Invisible Catastrophes and Threats of Doom"." Greenpeace offers a rebuttal (with references) to some of this gentleman’s claims. https://www.greenpeace....
by Rockie
Mon Feb 08, 2021 4:05 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: FL430 for commercial airliners
Replies: 33
Views: 2472

Re: FL430 for commercial airliners

plus you'd be using up the crew O2 for normal ops instead of emergency and the aircraft bottles aren't that big. Unless the aircraft is equipped with oxygen concentrators for the stations in question, then the supply is basically unlimited. I’ve never seen that in a commercial airliner. Are some of...
by Rockie
Mon Feb 08, 2021 3:38 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Your First Day as a First Officer
Replies: 9
Views: 2085

Re: Your First Day as a First Officer

Be a sponge, absorb anything and everything you can from everyone. Not everything deserves to stick but you want to build a reservoir that you can sieve through later when you have a better grasp on doing this for work. Don't take anything personally... in one ear and out the other. There will be s...
by Rockie
Fri Feb 05, 2021 4:49 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: FL430 for commercial airliners
Replies: 33
Views: 2472

Re: FL430 for commercial airliners

Apologies guys. I cast too wide of a net on my previous post. It was in reference to Rockie’s “I’m sure in the US it is the same” remark. Which is about as good as “I don’t know”. And Rockie, why should I have taken 3 min? Was my reference incorrect? Is part 121 not commercial air carrier regulatio...
by Rockie
Thu Feb 04, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: FL430 for commercial airliners
Replies: 33
Views: 2472

Re: FL430 for commercial airliners

Maybe you should have searched for 3 minutes. I’m always confused by some posts where it seems like the author doesn’t care if what they post is accurate. They just take their best guess. The rule in the US changed last year. Took 2 min of searching to verify. Summary This action amends the oxygen m...
by Rockie
Thu Feb 04, 2021 3:57 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: FL430 for commercial airliners
Replies: 33
Views: 2472

Re: FL430 for commercial airliners

I've always wondered about Concorde in this respect, either the regulations were different or there were things we just didn't see on the flight deck. They also would have had ITAR issues with GPS navigation, but GPS wasn't a big thing in planes until after they were retired. ...laura I had a short...
by Rockie
Thu Feb 04, 2021 9:44 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: FL430 for commercial airliners
Replies: 33
Views: 2472

Re: FL430 for commercial airliners

Several transport category planes are certified above FL410 and can reach it weight and environmental conditions permitting, but as mentioned the regulation (605.32 (3)(b)) requires one crew member to wear a mask above FL410. It's due to the time of useful consciousness in the event of an explosive ...

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