APG 138 – Ebola, High Speed Aborts, Snippy Pilots, and Stuck Mics
The latest developments in the worldwide Ebola virus outbreak, and how it is and will impact air travel. Will stepped up screening efforts have any significant impact in combatting the spread of this deadly virus? Many people are skeptical.
The Ft. Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport opened their new runway, 10R/28L on September 18th. The 8,000 foot runway will help to increase capacity at the airport, while decreasing delays.
Aeromexico Flight 18 was rolling for takeoff on LAX’s Runway 25R last weekend, when the number 1 left main gear tire failed. The pilots initiated a high speed abort. After it was determined that no fire was present, the captain elected to keep the passengers onboard, and later deplaned onto the runway via air stairs.
Other news events discussed: FAA issues order to replace Honeywell cockpit displays on certain B-737 and B-777 aircraft. Two Ryanair jets collide while taxiing in Dublin. Another snippy Delta pilot on the radio, and a stuck mic episode, this time WestJet.
Joel Plotnick – Time to descend after loss of pressurization?
Ross in England – Jumpseat, Singapore’s Suite Class, BA’s London City to JFK Route
Derek – Jet Blue (smoke)
Terry – Forced automation?
Ray Williams – CoG Audio Questions and a CoG Video Link
Zena – Daytona Beach Wings and Waves Airshow
Mike Smith and Corporate Pilot David- Cirrus Aircraft’s “Hypoxia Check & Automated Descent Mode”
Mike in Florida – How Long Must You Stay on Aircraft?
Nate – The Art of the Flare
Joel from Malaysia – International Financial Aid?
Jacob Rivard – Pilot pay for gate returns/cancellations?
Nick Carson – Feedback regard T-tailed startups
Bruce (aka TheSimCaptain) – Automation Dependency
J.R. Paguia – Do keep up the good work.
Erik – MD-80s Make People Sick?
Capt. Bob – Aborted Landings, Diversions
Brian in Papua – GA8 Airvan is No Caravan!
Glenn – Autopilot/FMC Questions
Ray Williams – Got a problem? Just call Tech Support
Kerry – Sand Bags and Jerk Pilots
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