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by Greg Bockelman
Fri Oct 01, 2010 9:25 pm
Forum: Aviation Answers
Topic: Lindbergh's BFR
Replies: 6
Views: 3886

Re: Lindbergh's BFR

The flight reviews are a relatively new thing. I think they came about in the early or mid 70's, but not 100% sure about that. As far as medicals go, I have no idea but I suspect there was some sort of examination.
by Greg Bockelman
Fri Oct 01, 2010 9:21 pm
Forum: Listener Mail
Topic: Line up and Wait
Replies: 12
Views: 6206

Re: Line up and Wait

Come on, Guys. It just isn't that big a deal.
by Greg Bockelman
Thu Sep 16, 2010 10:16 pm
Forum: Episodes
Topic: Episode #205 "Holy Parachute Water"
Replies: 19
Views: 8138

Re: Episode #205 "Holy Parachute Water"

Congrats on 4 years. I have listened to all the episodes. As far as stopping the prop in an imminent gear up landing, I have changed my thinking on this issue. As soon as it is evident that the gear is not going to come down, the airplane becomes property of the insurance company. That really isn't ...
by Greg Bockelman
Wed Jul 07, 2010 10:54 pm
Forum: Listener Mail
Topic: Question about Airline ops
Replies: 2
Views: 1401

Re: Question about Airline ops

Wow. No one wanted to tackle that? I will give it a shot. For any given weight, there is a "Sweet Spot" altitude, for lack of a better description, at which an airplane is most efficient. Too low, and the engines are not as efficient as they could be, and too high, the engines have to over...
by Greg Bockelman
Fri Jun 04, 2010 4:57 pm
Forum: Episodes
Topic: Episode #186
Replies: 19
Views: 8373

Re: Episode #186

jackhodgson wrote:But I really do appreciate you adding to the conversation. Thanks.

-- Jack


I'm just here to keep you guys honest. :twisted: :D
by Greg Bockelman
Sun May 30, 2010 8:29 pm
Forum: Episodes
Topic: Episode #188
Replies: 1
Views: 1259

Re: Episode #188

Boys and Girls, On the single engine take-off... Take-off on a any twin prop or jet single-engine? Don't think so! Ever heard of VMCg? You'll be off the runway in no time! Well, you CAN take off single engine if the runway is long enough, and you have enough excess power to climb. Vmcg and Vmca are...
by Greg Bockelman
Thu May 27, 2010 2:49 pm
Forum: Episodes
Topic: Episode #186
Replies: 19
Views: 8373

Re: Episode #186

Ok, now that I have actually listened to the episode, I have further comments. Let me preface them by stating that I fly for a major airline. I am based out of Chicago O'Hare. I have flown out of the NE corridor airports in the past. I think I am qualified to comment, however what follows is my OPIN...
by Greg Bockelman
Sat May 22, 2010 4:22 pm
Forum: Episodes
Topic: Episode #186
Replies: 19
Views: 8373

Re: Episode #186

by a young and inexperianced controller. I don't see where that was ever discussed. Of course, if there was indications of that in the episode, I will admit I haven't listened to it, but I HAVE listened to the recording of this incident. The controller should have known that the pilot could not acc...
by Greg Bockelman
Sat May 22, 2010 4:14 pm
Forum: Episodes
Topic: Episode #186
Replies: 19
Views: 8373

Re: Episode #186

PropFan wrote:Good post, kswim. I just hope the cost of diverting never trumps the safety of souls on board.


I think if the safety of the passengers was compromised in this case, it was as a result of the crew's actions and not the controller's.
by Greg Bockelman
Sat May 22, 2010 4:12 pm
Forum: Episodes
Topic: Episode #186
Replies: 19
Views: 8373

Re: Episode #186

The events at JFK could and should have been handled better by both parties. Well, having listened to the recording several times, I can't see how the controller could have done much better. He knew that the only reason they weren't landing on 31R was because the parallel runway was being resurface...

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