Southwest airlines leaving Newark airport

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Posted by GERALD L MCFARLANE JR on Monday, August 05, 2019 2:24 PM

Yes, and Southwest dropped a number of flights from SFO as well, adding some out of OAK(Oakland) and an even greater number out of SJC(to pick up the slack) because ROI wasn't high enough from SFO.

As for the MAX issues, the only thing I have to say is that American pilots are still trained to fly their planes manually where as Asian pilots rely on the auto-pilot for virtually everything(that includes take-offs and landings, this was from the NTSB report on the Asiatic Air crash at SFO a number of years back), which explains why the dead heading pilot on the previous Lion Air flight knew to disengage the MCAS system and NOT reengage it(as you should with anything that isn't working, turn it off but do not turn it back on).

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Posted by blue streak 1 on Tuesday, August 06, 2019 12:22 AM

GERALD L MCFARLANE JR

Yes, and Southwest dropped a number of flights from SFO as well, adding some out of OAK(Oakland) and an even greater number out of SJC(to pick up the slack) because ROI wasn't high enough from SFO.

As for the MAX issues, the only thing I have to say is that American pilots are still trained to fly their planes manually where as Asian pilots rely on the auto-pilot for virtually everything(that includes take-offs and landings, this was from the NTSB report on the Asiatic Air crash at SFO a number of years back), which explains why the dead heading pilot on the previous Lion Air flight knew to disengage the MCAS system and NOT reengage it(as you should with anything that isn't working, turn it off but do not turn it back on).

 

A friend who instructs foreign pilots on Boeing jets stated that most cannot do a decent visual approach ( Hand flying) and it is not in most training guidelines for foreign pilots.

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Posted by Backshop on Tuesday, August 06, 2019 3:10 PM

It's ironic, but you normally get more comfortable the more that you know about something, but the more that I learn about aviation (between my brother and a site called airliners.net), the fewer the airlines that I want to fly.

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Posted by rdamon on Tuesday, August 06, 2019 3:55 PM

Sounds like they are using the same approach for SC-44 training in Washington for Amtrak

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Posted by BaltACD on Tuesday, August 06, 2019 4:05 PM

rdamon
Sounds like they are using the same approach for SC-44 training in Washington for Amtrak

With the same vetting, training and supervision.  Not to mention the same observation of the local terrain.

 

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