Life Lessons From The Cockpit Of QF32 by Richard de Crespigny, $32.99, available now from retailers and as an ebook. Replace “8000 feet” with “altitude”  (Thanks Wolfgang Mann)   (corrected in twelfth reprint), Line 5 replace “Cassebohn” with “Cassebohm” (corrected in first reprint), Change title from “20 Seconds of Fame” to “20 Minutes of Fame”. The crew attempted unsuccessfully to re-light the engine, before landing safely. The answer to your question will be published later. ( Log Out /  Rich, Thank you Captain de Crespigny (and your crew) for your remarkable effort, and thank you for a wonderful refreshingly frank book. There is no design philosophy change that differentiates a Trent from an RB211.”. During each long-haul flight, it’s still my pleasure to walk the […], Click here to see my posting about Apollo 11 on the FLY! In 2004 he switched to flying the Airbus A330, and in 2008 he was certified to fly the A380, On 4 November 2010 de Crespigny was serving as pilot-in-command of Qantas Flight 32 while also undergoing a route check. They are about the effects of massive stress, both on complex systems and human emot Their entry on Rolls Royce is much more historical and informative for general reading than the Rolls Royce website. All the pilots and passengers were very keen to get back into the A380. about us | contact us | privacy policy | term of use | sign in | sign up. A black swan event is an improbable event that causes massive consequences. Having flown and researched both Boeing and Airbus aircraft for 27 years, I understand the history and legacy designs for jet aircraft. I also never want to be convicted of being overconfident. This edition includes the page titled  “More Acclaim for QF32”  that appears just before the title page. When the lubrication failed one time, the bearing overheated and the shafts went plastic, resulting in a turbine wheel (I forget which one) exiting the aircraft through a big hole! Then at page 293 you wrote: “I looked at my watch”. Just enter the email address and hit the check button. Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. - the Elements of Resilience. In the narrative on p. 152 you say “…each engines’ bleed valves closed to engage the 113,000 horsepower turbochargers.” Would not they be classified as “Turbo fan” engines and the fans were engaged by the bleed valves? In 1982 he was posted to the Air Force VIP jets for a short time, but soon he became certified as a helicopter pilot and was deployed to El Gorah, Egypt. Was the comment made in jest… and if not, on what was basis did you fail the “route check”? Why can’t a modern aircraft like the A380 have a CVR that records from first person in cockpit to last person out? Instead he went over and over the flight in his mind. If that’s failure, the Qantas standards must surely be set too high. All aspects of this report remain current today. But the test crew must have gone to sleep on this one. We had great difficulty compressing the QF32 story into a form to suit a wide audience. 2 AC bus systems failed, the flight controls reverted to alternate law and two other engines, in addition to the destroyed one, went into what the ATSB preliminary investigation called ‘degraded mode’. And this problem is not connected with my Internet provider, because from another device everything works fine. Manufacturers may say automation makes flying easy, but I maintain that if pilots are to recover an aircraft from an unimaginable position they still need to have knowledge of that aeroplane, much the same as pilots did in the 70s and 80s.’. In general this is a remix of chess, checkers and corners. [7][8][9][10], Shortly after leaving the military for Qantas in 1986 he took a break from flying to establish Aeronaut Industries Pty Ltd (a computer software company) due to a recession in the aviation industry reducing the amount of jobs available for pilots. While a passenger on a 747 flight home he experienced another engine failure, albeit a much less severe engine failure, that forced the plane to turn around and left him in Singapore for a few more days. I am intentionally pleased to have this photo in the book, and I do not consider it a mistake needing a correction. Thankyou!! Thanks for your feedback. This bearing was lubricated from the very end of the shafts, a marginal situation by any standards. Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. Air Chief Marshal Sir Wallace “Digger” KYLE GCB, KCVO, CBE, DSO, DFC, KSJ – a West Australian rose to become the Vice Chief of the Air Staff (RAF) and later the Governor of Western Australia (1975-1980). In 2004 he switched to flying the Airbus A330, and in 2008 he was certified to fly the A380, On 4 November 2010 de Crespigny was serving as pilot-in-command of Qantas Flight 32 while also undergoing a route check. Self correction to “joystick”: The name “joystick” is thought to originate with early 20th century French pilot Robert Esnault-Pelterie. De Crespigny estimates there were more than a hundred and twenty. All that can be hoped for is that societies and systems are robust enough and have adequate redundancy to withstand them. Usually it is a case of some training to get back to standard and then a new check. FLY! Richard De CrespignyRichard de Crespigny On 4 November 2010 de Crespigny was serving as pilot-in-command of Qantas Flight 32 while also undergoing a route check.

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