Checking Your Angst: Dealing With Check-Ride Nerves, Inflight Mistakes Commented on: 8 weeks ago (January 24, 2019)

"If the student fails, the training department failed the student." As your story continues and mentions the removal of your table mate sometimes people reach limits they can't pass. So it's not...

Help Wanted: Promising Alternatives For Pilots Commented on: 1 year ago (March 12, 2018)

Who’s better qualified to take their ‘rightful’ seat, a guy new to the company or a guy who’s been there 5-15 yrs and who might have flown the aircraft as FO?
Plenty of corporate guys...

Bombardier Bid To Derail Dispute Rests On E190-E2 Range Question Commented on: 1 year ago (January 24, 2018)

Comparing a 707 with a 757? That’s like saying a 57 Chevy is similar to a 1985 Honda Accord. Anyone buying new 57 Chevy’s instead of an Accord in 1985?

For Pilots Losing Oxygen, ‘Human System’ May Be Weakest Link Commented on: 1 year ago (December 18, 2017)

Instead of restricting the T-6 to FL250 due to lack of emergency O2 supply why not keep the FL310 altitude limit but change the ‘gliding while using emergency O2’ procedure to ‘with loss of an...

Britain Spending £500 million To Develop F-35 Main Operating Base Commented on: 1 year ago (December 1, 2017)

As a former USAF pilot I have two observations - 1. That doesn’t look like a 10,000’+ runway and 2. There’s no golf course visible in the pictures.

Fatal Nevada Crash Involved Foreign Aircraft Type Commented on: 1 year ago (September 12, 2017)

F-15E tour
Test Pilot School
DO of Canadian Test Center flying Cf-18's
F-35 test pilot
Sqdr CC*at the 16 yr mark if not sooner.
* - flying Russusn fighters. Used to...

The Go/No-Go Decision: High-Speed RTOs Are Fraught With Risk Commented on: 1 year ago (August 21, 2017)

The difference in stopping distance using max manual braking for landing is 90' to 180' for the 737, 777-200/300, and A321.

Focus on the primary stopping tools (idle, brakes, spoilers) and...

Pilot Report: Bombardier’s C Series Sets New Standard Commented on: 2 years ago (February 3, 2017)

An observation about performance - reporting on handling qualities or performance at very light weights isn't representative of regular operations. A perfect example is the Boeing 787 flight...

A Gulfstream Crash Triggers A Finding Of Unsettling Data Commented on: 2 years ago (November 25, 2016)

One of the biggest names in the US music industry has his favorite pilot. Airline guy. Bids days off to fly the star. He's so 'good' (cough, cough) the airline gave him the option of being fired...

New Stall, Upset Training Puts Alaska Airlines On Cutting Edge Commented on: 2 years ago (August 26, 2016)

They need to include actual aircraft exposure. I mentioned this to my Chief Pilot at a major US airline in the 1990's. A SEL would work. Unless you've been at 120 degrees of bank, in a nose low or...

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