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Old 07-25-2013, 10:21 PM   #337
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You want pilot skills, you just have to look at the guys and gals that are making numerous takeoffs/landings a day. Like anything else, you need to practice your skills to stay at the top of your trade.

Watch this segment that is posted on this thread where the pilot can't use the normal approach because of the extreme high wind across the runway that is almost buried in mud and icemelt.

Now this pilot has situation awareness down pat.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f206...tml#post935799

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Wonder where those glider skills were in SFO a few weeks ago? Knowing how to hand fly the airplane rather than rely on a computer and situational awareness can save the day.
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Old 07-25-2013, 11:50 PM   #338
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Wonder where those glider skills were in SFO a few weeks ago? Knowing how to hand fly the airplane rather than rely on a computer and situational awareness can save the day.
The Gimli Glider is a great story and not as well known south of the border (ours, not the "southern" one) - and the difference between Asiana and Lufthansa can be seen in this clip - A380 landing at SFO. While the computer inputs and approach is great to see on the "super," note that the left-seater takes over and hand flies the final.
Pilot's View: Airbus A380 approach and landing at San Francisco. [VIDEO]
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Old 07-26-2013, 07:11 AM   #339
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Just emailed this to the flying friend who is stuck in a Ramada Inn somewhere. He will enjoy it.

Thought I'd share here. Canada's Gimli Glider is part of our aviation history. Sure hope someone can come up with the funds to rescue this Boeing from the boneyard. It should be in a museum, like the "Miracle on the Hudson" Airbus.

It's an amazing story, even if you are not an aviation buff. My friend says no one could pull off this landing when confronted with the same situation in the flight simulator....

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Watched the whole 20 minutes (give or take) and it was truly inspiring. What a thorough professional and a true credit to the airline pilot industry.

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Old 07-26-2013, 08:49 AM   #340
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You want pilot skills, you just have to look at the guys and gals that are making numerous takeoffs/landings a day. Like anything else, you need to practice your skills to stay at the top of your trade.

Watch this segment that is posted on this thread where the pilot can't use the normal approach because of the extreme high wind across the runway that is almost buried in mud and icemelt.

Now this pilot has situation awareness down pat.

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f206...tml#post935799

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True statement! Most of us "click" off the automation and hand fly, unless the weather dictates otherwise. Hand flying is more fun anyway.
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Old 07-26-2013, 09:34 AM   #341
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I had more hours flying by hand than the automatic pilot.
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14 hour flights by hand would be difficult.....but maybe less boring.
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Old 07-28-2013, 12:52 AM   #343
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Glad you enjoyed the clip.

A follow-up:

- immediately after the incident, an Air Canada spokesperson and group of engineers piled into a van and headed to Gimli. However, they couldn't find the airstrip and ran out of gas

- the children of FA Susan Jewett and passenger Pearl Dion became pilots

- even though the flight crew was acquitted of any negligence by the commission and attributed the incident to gross "corporate deficiencies,"
Air Canada did not acknowledge either Captain Pearson or FO Quintal for their skills or airmanship. Many international organizations did recognize them - like the Fédération Aéronautique Internationale. Both were awarded the Diploma for Outstanding Airmanship

- the salvage company which purchased the Gimli Glider have left it in a flyable condition. The people of Gimli hope to raise the funds to bring their most famous airplane home someday

- Air Canada, a Crown Corporation in 1983, has since been privatized.

massey, a landing still takes a high degree of human skill. My friend gets tired of comments like "What good is the co-pilot?" or "Can't the plane land itself?"
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Old 07-28-2013, 08:07 AM   #344
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Oh, and it should be mentioned that one or two passengers saw a vintage AS TW on the descent into Gimli.
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Old 07-28-2013, 10:42 PM   #345
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Aage, Airstreamers have occasionally been spotted on the wing. We can't help it - it's that aluminum and rivets thing again.

We all look the same, apparently. Non-Airstreamers find it to be quite amusing.....

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Old 08-01-2013, 03:31 PM   #346
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Flea Marketin' - On the Road

If there's room to park the FaN, I can't pass a roadside flea market, yard sale, or thrift store.

When I spotted this globe aquarium at a roadside flea market....



....I knew it had lots of potential. Now it's my Mother Earth Salad Bowl...



.....or Round the World Punch Bowl....



Best of all, it was cheap (five bucks). I probably could have bargained for a lower price, but felt bad for the seller. (A little old man with no teeth).

It's very lightweight too. (Acrylic, not glass).
Fuel consumption....fuel consumption.....
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Original box too? Man, I think $5 bux was a steal. Nice martini bowl too. That is a martini, right?
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Original box too? Man, I think $5 bux was a steal. Nice martini bowl too. That is a martini, right?
Right.

An aquarium martini bowl. As my mother would say, "S/he drinks like a fish."

BTW, how did this morph from aviation into drinking?

My flying friend would be impressed!

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Old 08-02-2013, 03:42 PM   #349
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It wasn't a total morph, after all you did have a plane in one of your photos
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