Re: incident at SFO with United 747-400

Date:         19 Apr 99 02:22:25 
From:         "Tarver Engineering" <>
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jdhil wrote in message ...
>The long and short of the article is the admitted utter failure of
>"basic flying technique" due to low generalized low pilot proficiency in
>landing / take off maneuvers.  Some pilots were said to actually land
>the a/c manually only once every few months.  The rest of the currency
>is maintained in the simulator.   The Fed is drafting a rule at this
>time to deal with a requirement to actually land and take off using a
>real airplane.

It is rumored that the KAL 801 crash had a captain at the controls that
had never manually landed a 747.  The French claim that the 747 is too
busy to operate with only two aircrew.

The FE also plays an important role where the bar gets too rowdy. :)