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Old 07-31-2017, 12:55 AM   #7751
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Re: Ask me about being an airline pilot or flying in general

Will the black box ever be coded to find in case of a crash?
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Old 07-31-2017, 12:57 AM   #7752
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Will the black box ever be coded to find in case of a crash?
"Coded to find"?
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Old 08-01-2017, 11:51 AM   #7753
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I'm sitting here watching "Why Planes Crash" and the lesson I'm learning is that many times a solvable technical problem spirals out of control due to human error.
People aren't stellar at problem solving. But most of the time it is the Human's that are the solutions to the technical problem.

Pretty good article on the SFO near-miss, how shame doesn't work, and that you need a "Just Culture":

https://qz.com/1039957/the-ultimate-...gement-tactic/
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Old 08-06-2017, 01:52 PM   #7754
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Re: Ask me about being an airline pilot or flying in general

Passengers suing jetblue for not turning on seatbelt sign before turbulence - http://www.sacbee.com/news/business/...165229287.html

Do you think the airline is at fault here?
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Old 08-06-2017, 09:30 PM   #7755
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Pilots can't see turbulence. Air is transparent.
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Old 08-06-2017, 09:46 PM   #7756
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Re: Ask me about being an airline pilot or flying in general

Hard to read that article and think of anything other than frivolous shake-down.

Juuuuust got back to their seat and simply didn't have time to take 1 actual second to buckle up. Mmmhmm.

Was buckled in but managed to lift off the seat enough to be violently slammed. Mmmhmm.

Post-traumatic stress disorder and nightmares.

Bleh, this is our world now.
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Old 08-06-2017, 10:52 PM   #7757
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The result of lawsuits like this could be mandatory wearing of seat belts for the entire flight unless using the restroom.
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Old 08-07-2017, 11:02 PM   #7758
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Re: Ask me about being an airline pilot or flying in general

Not flying related, but thought you might like to know that your favorite pilot* hit a bad beat jackpot last week. I posted the hand in the "Beats, Brags and Variance" forum (here's a link).


(*top ten maybe?)
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Old 08-07-2017, 11:20 PM   #7759
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Not flying related, but thought you might like to know that your favorite pilot* hit a bad beat jackpot last week. I posted the hand in the "Beats, Brags and Variance" forum (here's a link).


(*top ten maybe?)
Glad to hear this!
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Old 08-08-2017, 04:15 PM   #7760
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One way to share pictures among fellow pilots in-flight...captain uses iPhone to "AirDrop" photo of 777 flying 1,000 feet above:

https://youtu.be/Q38CLDRnhJA
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Old 08-09-2017, 09:18 AM   #7761
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Not flying related, but thought you might like to know that your favorite pilot* hit a bad beat jackpot last week. I posted the hand in the "Beats, Brags and Variance" forum (here's a link).


(*top ten maybe?)
I personally have you number 1 unless I'm in a plane and then you drop to number 2 until I land.

Awesome that you hit that and lol at the guy hitting them multiple times.
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Old 08-09-2017, 08:23 PM   #7762
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Too bad you had the winning hand.
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Old 08-09-2017, 08:46 PM   #7763
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Too bad you had the winning hand.
Yeah, but I always said I'd be happy with a table share, so this ain't bad.
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Old 08-11-2017, 01:28 AM   #7764
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WOXOF, I booked a flight on Delta 2466 from PDX to ATL on August 21st to see the eclipse as noted in this article.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/sp...-solar-eclipse

Are pilots able to alter their flight routes a bit for viewing? Looks like they did during the last eclipse. What are the odds that they will turn a bit to allow the whole plane a good view? Would you?
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Old 08-11-2017, 05:50 AM   #7765
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WOXOF, I booked a flight on Delta 2466 from PDX to ATL on August 21st to see the eclipse as noted in this article.

https://www.mnn.com/earth-matters/sp...-solar-eclipse

Are pilots able to alter their flight routes a bit for viewing? Looks like they did during the last eclipse. What are the odds that they will turn a bit to allow the whole plane a good view? Would you?
Yes, that can be done within reason, especially for such a "once in a lifetime" event. I used to do something kind of similar when departing Buffalo, NY. If we were on time or early and the planned flight time was favorable (i.e. it looked like we would have an early arrival at IAD), I would request the "Niagara One" departure which doesn't actually exist, but the Buffalo controllers knew what we wanted. They would clear us to fly to Niagara Falls and circle it at 3000' before proceeding on course.
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Old 08-11-2017, 01:35 PM   #7766
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What would be really cool is if you could see it when it started and watch the shadow move across the ground.
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Old 08-11-2017, 05:11 PM   #7767
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Good luck with it getting off on time. Should be a very cool ride.
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Old 08-11-2017, 09:34 PM   #7768
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Good luck with it getting off on time. Should be a very cool ride.
We have a few hours leaway before it catches up with us. Shouldn't be a problem, hopefully!
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Old 08-11-2017, 11:15 PM   #7769
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The links below takes you to a single looong PDF document that collects EVERY post on this thread from W0X0F. (and ONLY those posts) These documents were produced by way of this forum's "printable version" capability. The upside of this is the lack of ads or visual clutter, but the downside is that embedded photos are not shown. :-(

Once again, thank you W0X0F for so diligently quoting the questions you're answering - otherwise this task would've been ugly enough I don't think I would've bothered....
After a long drought, here is a new PDF updated as of today August 11th:
PDF - 2p2 thread - 1980(!?) pages
And as an added bonus, here is the equivalent PDF summary of the thread with W0X0F from flyertalk.com (this thread died back in July 2013, so this doc hasn't changed since then):
PDF - FlyerTalk thread - 278 pages
NOTE: The p2p document also includes the posts from our resident helicopter pilot ("d10"), who has tagged along on this thread since the very beginning, asking excellent questions while also providing his own share of interesting responses from the rotary-wing perspective.

I look forward to fresh firsthand stories from the cockpit, my friend!
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Old 08-12-2017, 10:01 AM   #7770
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Are pilots able to alter their flight routes a bit for viewing? Looks like they did during the last eclipse. What are the odds that they will turn a bit to allow the whole plane a good view? Would you?
Back in the late 90s going from Denver to SD, we were ahead of schedule and the pilot got the OK to bank both sides of the aircraft to give everyone a good view of the Grand Canyon.
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Old 08-13-2017, 12:45 PM   #7771
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Re: Ask me about being an airline pilot or flying in general

W0X0F (or anyone, really):

How much of the famous "miracle on the hudson" was really a miracle?

there's a couple of ways to break this down:

1) if that same scenario plays out 1000 times (same conditions, same crew, etc) how many times is Sully able to successfully "land" that plane in the river and get everyone out without fatalities? I.e. did sully just get insanely lucky or was this a pretty simple operation?

(bonus question: what DO you call it when you land in the water? Like, if you have a sea plane and that's what you're SUPPOSED to do, is it still called "landing"?)

2) same question but for "replacement level pilot"? Is Sully just really good or could anyone have done what he did?

3) how many pilots would have made the decision to try the river?
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Old 08-13-2017, 01:34 PM   #7772
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@pvn

I'm pretty sure much of that has been discussed in this thread if you can find it with the search tool.

As far as "landing" is concerned you might be interested in this.
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Old 08-13-2017, 04:14 PM   #7773
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Would passengers/crew of an airliner be able to notice fireworks shows if flying on the night of Independence Day?

While they're impressive from the ground, I think they are too small, too far down and would be washed out by the lights of whatever city you were going over.

If they are noticeable, ever witnessed, and what was your reaction?
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Old 08-13-2017, 11:19 PM   #7774
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I've seen fireworks as a passenger before. Definitely noticeable, but not particularly visually impressive because they're fairly small. Still kind of cool though.
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Old 08-14-2017, 04:50 AM   #7775
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I once was on the first plane out of Bangkok in the new year and the pilot said it was tradition for that plane to fly low over Bangkok. We could definitely see the fireworks. Was pretty cool. That was more than 20 years ago so no idea if they still do that.
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