Moon The Loon

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  1. Sounds like the auto-flight had "captured" 5,000' during which time the crew reselected 11,000'. On the 75/767, during this phase of flight, "alpha" protection is removed. The A/P would have tried to pitch up to obtain 11,000 with the sudden reduction in airspeed. Not a good system. A similar situation happened to me over the Rockies about 20 years ago. We were just acquiring FL390 when we encountered a strong decreasing-performance wind shear. The aircraft was in "acquire" mode when the nose pitched up to try to maintain FL390. I watched the airspeed roll back 30 knots almost instantly.
  2. Congrats on your retirement AAS. I'm not far behind you!
  3. whoa whoa tabernacle! Dont' go, Jack! They just don't know. But I educate them one by one!! ?
  4. One of the biggest reasons I was hesitant to fly cargo only. It only takes one false declaration...
  5. Report it to who? The agency that overlooked it? Seriously??
  6. Unfortunately, this problem is pervasive in many parts of the eastern world and is HUGE in the lower end contract agencies, even some more reputable ones. I saw it first hand in India and Africa.
  7. I guess my memory fails me...again. I do recall the bigger issue we had was not landing distance but takeoff distance required for our weight (757). Still, good memories for the most part!
  8. That particular runway: Been There, Done That! They are AT the end! If I recall, that island strip is about 5,600' long and not very wide. It's not difficult to back up the 757 using reverse but nearly impossible (and definitely not approved) on the 767.
  9. Been my thoughts since the event. If true, it was an heroic action albeit at the cost of his and her lives. Fortunately, one is alive to tell us why the late ejection.
  10. I fear we are on the verge of an event far surpassing the horrific days of the Kent State slaughter of nearly exactly 50 years ago. God help America. God rid its Coward In Chief.
  11. Given all the educated (experienced) comments, I am still mystified why the ejection command was given so late instead of the time of loss of control (at its apogee). Hopefully, the pilot will be able to shed light on that decision.
  12. Mk I Eyeball! (2 actually...)