Airbus A-330

The AF 447 Black Boxes

May 29, 2011

I’m sure  that by now you have read all about the recovery of the flight recorders from the Air France A-330 crash in the Atlantic in June 2009.  There have been several articles about the information they are releasing from the data analyses.  Here is one from the Wall Street Journal that was published a […]

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A Challenging End to the Trip

January 23, 2011

On the final leg of my trip I was in the seat for the last 2/3, having taken the first break. I usually try to take the break that has me sleeping near the right time for my home time zone. Copilots get either the first or last break since the captain will be in […]

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A Layover Lost

January 18, 2011

I mentioned the last time that I had been having problems sleeping in the European time zone. I guess I reached my limit of sleep deficit on that layover. We reached our layover hotel and were checked into our rooms by about  10:30 in the morning. Some of us on the crew said that we […]

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Training Complete

December 22, 2009

I have finally finished my airline’s Airbus A-330 qualification course. I started training on November 1st and completed my Operating Experience (OE) and Line Check on December 19th. Fortunately not all of that time was in training. I had a 5-day break over Thanksgiving and I had a had a 7-day break between my type […]

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Flight Training – Part III

December 8, 2009

Sorry about the delay in getting back to you. Time got away from me when I came home on a Thanksgiving break. It’s amazing all the things that can pile up when you leave for five weeks. Let’s see, when I left off last I was in the Full Flight (Simulator) phase of training and […]

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