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by Greg Bockelman
Thu Apr 17, 2014 9:27 pm
Forum: Episodes
Topic: "Bowing Boeing" UCAP #342
Replies: 2
Views: 1289

"Bowing Boeing" UCAP #342

It's been awhile since I have been around and I hope to remedy that in the future. Having said that: I know it is a bit old but I have a comment, well several, about episode 342. It seems like "Deja Vu All Over Again". A little bit of knowledge . . . Normal crosswind landings in a Boeing 7...
by Greg Bockelman
Wed Jul 06, 2011 7:56 pm
Forum: Listener Mail
Topic: 16th Birthday Present - Soloing 7 Taildraggers
Replies: 1
Views: 722

Re: 16th Birthday Present - Soloing 7 Taildraggers

And to think I knew him when.
by Greg Bockelman
Sat Jun 18, 2011 11:15 pm
Forum: Logbook Memories
Topic: Thunder Chicken!
Replies: 5
Views: 2267

Re: Thunder Chicken!

Christian Eagle wannabe. LOL
by Greg Bockelman
Sun May 29, 2011 5:10 pm
Forum: Listener Mail
Topic: Air France 447 Debris Found Underwater
Replies: 17
Views: 3586

Re: Air France 447 Debris Found Underwater

From what I have read in the press the pilot made a rookie mistake by stalling the plane. I am not buying the reports that it was that simple. Secondly, if anyone can shed some light on how large aircraft like this one stalls. It seems strange not to be able to recover from a stall at that flight l...
by Greg Bockelman
Sun May 29, 2011 5:08 pm
Forum: Listener Mail
Topic: Air France 447 Debris Found Underwater
Replies: 17
Views: 3586

Re: Air France 447 Debris Found Underwater

A professional can explain it better, but when flying as fast and as high as they can to save fuel, time, and money, those big heavy monsters are very close to both VNE and stall at the same time. That is called "Coffin Corner". And it isn't as big a deal with the more modern jetliners as...
by Greg Bockelman
Thu Apr 07, 2011 10:21 pm
Forum: Episodes
Topic: "Big Mess o' Fun" UCAP #228
Replies: 7
Views: 2299

Re: "Big Mess o' Fun" UCAP #228

It kind of irritates me when people make comments to the effect that the copilot cannot operate an airplane as smooth as the captain can. In a lot of cases, the copilot will have much more experience in a given plane than the captain will.

I made that mistake ONCE a long time ago. No more.
by Greg Bockelman
Thu Apr 07, 2011 10:18 pm
Forum: Episodes
Topic: "Big Mess o' Fun" UCAP #228
Replies: 7
Views: 2299

Re: "Big Mess o' Fun" UCAP #228

What do Al Haynes, Dennis Fitch, Bill Records and Dudley, Dvorak have in common?
by Greg Bockelman
Tue Mar 01, 2011 10:11 pm
Forum: Listener Mail
Topic: iPad In the Cockpit
Replies: 1
Views: 837

Re: iPad In the Cockpit

Charter Jet operation is a tad different than a major carrier. My question is, does this mean I can use my iPad during take-off and landing? Not unless the airline says you can. I mean if the one in the cockpit is not interfering with the avionics on a commercial jet, surely mine in row 43 won't mak...
by Greg Bockelman
Tue Jan 04, 2011 7:46 pm
Forum: Aviation Answers
Topic: Medical Question
Replies: 4
Views: 1675

Re: Medical Question

Thanks Greg - This is the first time I've ever had surgery - let alone being knocked out....so I'm trying to understand it to be safe. I'll probably talk to an AME just to be safe and see what their opinion is. Go to the Red Board or the Blue Board and ask Dr. Bruce Chien. He will give you a real w...
by Greg Bockelman
Mon Jan 03, 2011 5:42 pm
Forum: Aviation Answers
Topic: Medical Question
Replies: 4
Views: 1675

Re: Medical Question

Don't need to see the AME again. Really, the bottom line is that you are off all medication for a period of time, and your doc says you can. The period of time depends on the drugs, I believe.

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