Amidst all the inputs by the right seat Check / Training Captain that "...it looks high..." during the approach there's never any mention by either one of them (left seat Captain PF or the Check Captain) as to the altitude they should be at according to distance. With a negligible correction for touchdown zone altitude at SFO, the basic rule of thumb that's been around forever for a 3 degree glideslope of 300ft per mile could easily have been cross checked during the approach. Assuming there's DME provided on the localizer the distance would have been measured essentially from the touchdown zone otherwise GPS distance could have been used and in a worst case the SFO VORTAC with correction.
These two weren't pilots at all, they were switch flippers, button pushers and knob twisters as if they were playing a video game with no instrument scan to catch the fact that the all important number, i.e. airspeed, was decaying to stall, thus the stick shaker stall warning just prior to impac
Duh, what? Was that the English language you used in your post? Whatever it was, please provide a comprehensible English translation and then maybe we can know for sure if your post was aviation related or for that matter related to anything at all.
Wholeheartedly agree my friend! We know how that word "assume" is spelled. Kinda like the Asiana crew who assumed (presumably) that the auto throttles were engaged or that the other guy had it! To continue for such an inordinate distance with a turbofan engine that has unexpectedly and inexplicably flamed out is an invitation for more surprises. This time it turned out OK, but next time??? It's axiomatic in aviation that runway behind you, sky above you and alternate/divert fields behind you are of no use to you or your passengers, especially the latter who have placed their trust in your hands and your head for their safety and comfort.
Did I read where someone in one of these posts actually remarked that the Atlantic Ocean is not that wide? I just shake and scratch my head at the mere thought of such a statement. I've been across it many times over the years and it always seemed wide to me especially when the tracks were shifted south on a dark and stormy night when things al
I was going to pass on adding my two cents worth on the subject of seat widths on airliners given the exhaustive coverage of the subject by posters herein until I stumbled across your rather snobbish post Mr Lancaster that veered off thread to invoke your obvious prejudiced view on "global warming science" admittedly made in response to a preceding post by Mr.Donaldson. Same as with Darwinian evolution which no doubt you are also prepared to infer is settled science, global warming or climate change science is anything but settled. It has been shown to be a hoax and a bad one at that (Reference the scandal of leaked emails from the University of East Anglia's Climatic Research Unit in 2009) in which "scientific data" was intentionally manipulated (vigorously tested)to yield the desired result of a temperature rise (global warming) supposedly due to man-made pollution, the proverbial carbon footprint.
Climatologist and atmospheric scientists worldwide in significant numbers with imp
If being self centered and evil in one's intent is your definition of immorality, then welcome to the fallen human race. As for Senator Cruz, by all appearances he stands for truth in politics and government which is anti-thetical to the left, something akin to a cross being displayed to a vampire. That applies equally to RINOs. It prompted the vamp Pelosi to let the cat out of the bag by uttering the truth about the evil and self centered corruption of the legislative process that was intended by the Founders to be an open and democratic process: "It has to be voted on and passed before we can know what's in it."
This is a great idea for getting people to pay attention to these safety briefings if for no other reason than their entertainment value. Frequent travelers seldom listen up or pay any attention because they've heard the briefings so many times and think they know all they need to know. In actuality few know where their nearest exit is or how to operate it. Betty White is truly a golden girl.
Space flight may have become "old hat" according to Carpenter but it obviously still has enormous risks. Like aerodynamic flight the launch/takeoff and recovery/landing phases remain the most risky as demonstrated on the two fatal shuttle flights not to mention the age old problem of complacency which lies at the heart of the cause for not only both of those accidents but the Apollo Command Module ground fire on the pad at Cape Canaveral January 1967.
Gus Grissom had discussed in private with his fellow astronauts that the Apollo Capsule was dangerous but when urged to pass that on to the NASA heirarchy he replied: "If I do that, they'll fire me." Ironically he was prophetic in how the design deficiencies would ultimately be revealed. That notwithstanding, the Saturn Five Multistage Rocket of the Apollo Program remains the most cost efficient and safest launch system NASA ever produced. Also, unlike the Shuttle, it had an escape system for launches. Like the pioneers of old, th
Free Speech is to some the be all end all excuse to say and do anything that suits them personally. Is EasyJet a private concern or not? If it is, as far as I'm concerned they can deny service to you if they don't like the way you part your hair. They can also reap the consequences of that becoming a public issue given their dependence on the public domain as the source of their business revenue. Once the manager heard the twit was a lawyer his tuned quickly changed but the damage was already done. Denying help to the "soldier" was only compounded by denying service to his advocate.
Yet another example of the efficacy of a 3 man cockpit. Every PFE I flew with had a knack for engaging in conversation, however trivial, and that helped to keep us awake on those long dark monotonous north Atlantic crossings. Plus they kept the coffee hot and knew just when it was needed.
The only thing good about it was less government and more freedom. Those ole boys that flew those flying machines on those routes relying on those primitive ground nav aids probably didn't think those were good ole days when they kept getting lost and losing friends in smoking holes.