Safety Forecasts More AF Mishaps

Safety Forecasts and Plans has determined that since AF has devoted so many resources towards trying to prove that they were not legally at fault for the deaths of their AF 447 passengers, that AF has not devoted sufficient resources to preventing future mishaps of all kinds, and therefor should plan on more mishaps forContinue reading “Safety Forecasts More AF Mishaps”

AF 447, Safety Forecasting and Planning

Did the AF dispatch office fail to fulfill their duty to look at satellite data? Did AF flight ops management have a procedure to get the information about recent bad weather enroute passed to transoceanic flight crews, especially those transiting the tropical convergence zone? When you who are safety managers look at these questions, doContinue reading “AF 447, Safety Forecasting and Planning”

Who Was at Fault & Who Pays versus How Did This Happen & How Can We Prevent a Recurrence

1. If you are investigating an aviation mishap and asking the question, “Who was at fault and who pays,” then you are doing a legal investigation. 2. If you are investigating an aviation mishap and asking the questions, “How did this happen and how can we prevent a recurrence?” then you are doing a safetyContinue reading “Who Was at Fault & Who Pays versus How Did This Happen & How Can We Prevent a Recurrence”

Why Did 44 Die in Russian TU 134 crash near Petrozavodsk

Again, why? Fog does not cause a plane to crash. If a plane is in fog and not able to descend to the runway, the procedure is for the crew to execute a missed approach and try another approach, hold for the weather to improve or divert to an alternate field nearby with better weather.Continue reading “Why Did 44 Die in Russian TU 134 crash near Petrozavodsk”

Did AF 447 use correct Turbulent Penetration Procedures?

The second issue seems to be flight crew training when in heavy turbulence and when the pitot-static system is not operating.Basic Instrument flying procedures in convective turbulence recommend a shift of instrument scan to attitude instruments and a disregard for pitot-static instruments, such as airspeed, vsi and altimeter. The procedure is to keep the wingsContinue reading “Did AF 447 use correct Turbulent Penetration Procedures?”

AF 447: Basic Instrument Training

The second issue seems to be flight crew training when in heavy turbulence and when the pitot-static system is not operating.Basic Instrument flying procedures in convective turbulence recommend a shift of instrument scan to attitude instruments and a disregard for pitot-static instruments, such as airspeed, vsi and altimeter. The procedure is to keep the wingsContinue reading “AF 447: Basic Instrument Training”

Does FAA even do safety correctly?

Why does the FAA not take immediate and rapid action on safety issues when a flight crew member, the NTSB or anyone else for that matter brings the issue and a solution to their attention? Quite a simple answer really: the FAA is run by lawyers and not safety professionals. Lawyers deny that there isContinue reading “Does FAA even do safety correctly?”

AF 447 Investigation Flawed itself?

1. Air France Flight Control Dispatcher in Paris should have been monitoring AF 447. Flight Control should have been monitoring all hazards impacting the flight such as severe convective weather and rerouted AF 447 around the hazard. A. Scheduled passenger airlines that operate under both US and European regulations control all flight operations from aContinue reading “AF 447 Investigation Flawed itself?”

AF 447 pitot tubes iced up?

1. For many commercial aircraft, there is an emergency procedure for when pitot static based flight instruments become inoperable. Pitot static based flight instruments include airspeed indications, altimeters and rate of climb instruments. 2. The scenarios encountered that might render these systems inoperative include a blocked pitot tube or a blocked static port. A. InContinue reading “AF 447 pitot tubes iced up?”