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Re: Aviation Thread - News, facts, questions, photos, videos, etc.
« Reply #690 on: November 07, 2018, 09:42:48 PM »
It beggars belief that ICAO increased Indonesia's safety rating in the past 12 months.


https://www.aerotime.aero/halyna.dashkevych/20406-icao-raises-indonesia-s-flight-safety-rank-from-151-to-55

Re: Aviation Thread - News, facts, questions, photos, videos, etc.
« Reply #691 on: November 07, 2018, 09:57:26 PM »
It beggars belief that ICAO increased Indonesia's safety rating in the past 12 months.


https://www.aerotime.aero/halyna.dashkevych/20406-icao-raises-indonesia-s-flight-safety-rank-from-151-to-55

Crazy.  Wouldn't mind seeing Bali some day but I guess I'll go by ship!

Re: Aviation Thread - News, facts, questions, photos, videos, etc.
« Reply #692 on: November 08, 2018, 07:09:30 AM »
Note to self:  Don't lose air superiority or life will really suck.   Video of P-51's free ranging over Japan.  They are ripping
up everything and anything: airfields, boats, locomotives, power lines, shooting rockets into factories, even two dudes on a
beach fishing get zapped...........................



Re: Aviation Thread - News, facts, questions, photos, videos, etc.
« Reply #693 on: November 11, 2018, 01:45:12 PM »
Air Astana plane lands safely after emergency over Portugal
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Air Astana flight KC1388 diverted to Beja Airport, Portugal after reportedly suffering control issues after departure from Alverca Air Base, Portugal.
The aircraft had arrived at Lisbon on October 2 and underwent maintenance at the OGMA facilities, located at the Alverca Air Base. KC1388 was the first post-maintenance flight. The aircraft took off at 13:31 hours UTC.
Shortly after departure, about 13:34 UTC, the flight issued a Mayday to the Lisbon Approach controller, stating they had control problems. The flight requested to return to Alverca. About 13:37 UTC the flight requested to climb to FL100, again stating they had "flight control problems". At 13:45 the flight requested vectors towards the sea for a ditching.
The aircraft continued to circle to the northeast of Lisbon while requesting vectors from Lisbon Approach towards the sea.
As the aircraft continued circling in the area, two F-16 Fighting Falcon jets of the Portuguese Air Force were scrambled from the Monte Real Air Base. Ultimately they accompanied the flight to Beja Airport (LPBJ) were a landing was carried out about 15:10 UTC.



https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/europe/portugal-2-jets-escorting-plane-that-reported-trouble/2018/11/11/f6a12a74-e5c6-11e8-8449-1ff263609a31_story.html
https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=217634


Re: Aviation Thread - News, facts, questions, photos, videos, etc.
« Reply #694 on: November 16, 2018, 04:39:59 AM »
Japan Airlines tightens alcohol rules for pilots
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Japanese law does not set limits for alcohol consumption by pilots.

Instead, it is up to airlines to determine alcohol limits for pilots on duty.

Mr Jitsukawa was arrested after he was found to have 189mg of alcohol per 100ml of blood in his system - the legal limit for a pilot in the UK is 20mg.
https://www.bbc.com/news/business-46231780

That's a bit surprising if true - for the jurisdictions I know of, it's set by a regulator/govt at a very low amount to allow for false positives. The rule of thumb for pilots is often given as "8 hours bottle to throttle," meaning that you don't drink in the 8 hours prior to touching an aircraft's controls (but this doesn't always work out).


Re: Aviation Thread - News, facts, questions, photos, videos, etc.
« Reply #695 on: November 16, 2018, 10:24:22 PM »
Japan Airlines tightens alcohol rules for pilotshttps://www.bbc.com/news/business-46231780

That's a bit surprising if true - for the jurisdictions I know of, it's set by a regulator/govt at a very low amount to allow for false positives. The rule of thumb for pilots is often given as "8 hours bottle to throttle," meaning that you don't drink in the 8 hours prior to touching an aircraft's controls (but this doesn't always work out).

Well I would imagine not.   ::)


Re: Aviation Thread - News, facts, questions, photos, videos, etc.
« Reply #696 on: November 16, 2018, 10:38:54 PM »
Note to self:  Don't lose air superiority or life will really suck.   Video of P-51's free ranging over Japan.  They are ripping
up everything and anything: airfields, boats, locomotives, power lines, shooting rockets into factories, even two dudes on a
beach fishing get zapped...........................


Why we need the SpaceForce, high-tech laser weapons, high-flying mini-drones swarms, and hacking...in addition to our pilots and land, sea, and undersea operations.

Re: Aviation Thread - News, facts, questions, photos, videos, etc.
« Reply #697 on: Yesterday at 10:00:17 PM »
‘There is no god but Allah’: Pilot converts to Islam while flying plane above Saudi Arabia
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A Brazilian pilot is making headlines in the Arab world after he reportedly took a brief break from guiding the plane to convert to Islam as he flew a passenger jet above Saudi Arabia.

Captain Amalo, a Brazilian pilot for an unidentified airline, was filmed reciting the Shahada, an Islamic creed accepting the religion, in tandem with a colleague as they operated the controls of an aircraft.

https://www.rt.com/news/444244-islam-conversion-pilot-cockpit/
https://www.khaleejtimes.com/region/saudi-arabia/video-brazilian-co-pilot-accepts-islam-on-saudi-bound-flight