Air France 447: Final report on what brought airliner down
Hi Capt Lim,
Please let me understand the following if someone knows: Given that the autopilot detected the pitot tube failure, why it didn’t follow the standard procedure? (Adjust the angle of attack and put the engine power to the right level?)
What the documentary states is that it just disengaged
I am a 32 year old Hong Kong guy and a sincere follower since I started reading your articles in the AirAsia in-flight magazine two years ago. Thanks for your website which gives me more useful information on aviation in my preparation for the Cathay Pacific cadet pilot programme.
I have one question about the aircraft's engine. Why doesn't aircraft pilot push the throttle to full power immediately when starting to take off? I have posed this question to others before but no one seems to be able to answer this question clearly.
I only know that the aircraft engine should be powered up to about 50% firstly and then full power after the 50% power have been achieved when taking off to reduce engine damage.
Would you mind giving me more information on this?
I was wondering about pilot relationships. I have read some of the previous posts here but to no avail now.
I was wondering whether wives of pilots can fly with pilots (for free). I can imagine this would help them with worrying about extra-marital affairs. And are such affairs common? I can’t imagine they are any more common than real life?
I would like to be an airline pilot but recently since I started thinking about pilot marriages, it has disturbed me somewhat. As much as being a pilot would be a dream job, having a family would be more important.
And is it true long haul pilots actually get more time off per month than Monday-to-Friday workers?