US – National Transportation Safety Board News – 22 October 2014

A summary of this weeks activity and downloadable files of new reports published by the self-proclaimed, “world’s premier independent agency for accident investigation.”

PRESS RELEASES ISSUED THIS WEEK – 4

AVIATION SAFETY RECOMMENDATION LETTERS ISSUED THIS WEEK – 0

AVIATION MISHAP REPORTS ISSUED THIS WEEK – 75

  • New reports released this week – 75
  • Revised reports released this week – 0

AVIATION PRELIM REPORTS RELEASED THIS WEEK – 34 – AVG LATENCY 29 DAYS

AVIATION FACTUAL REPORTS RELEASED THIS WEEK – 23

  • Field Investigations (NTSB) – 4 (17%) – Avg Latency 475 Days After Event
  • Limited Investigations (delegated to FAA) – 6 (26%) – Avg Latency 585 Days After Event
  • Data collection reports (CA) – 13 (52%) – Avg Latency 77 Days After Event
  • Incident report (IA) – 0 (0%)
  • Other (public use, foreign, etc.) – 0 (0%)
  • Number of factual reports more than one year old issued this week – 8

REPORTS OF PROBABLE CAUSE RELEASED THIS WEEK – 17 NEW – 0 REVISED

SUMMARIES OF NEW REPORTS:

 

 

Flying Truths – 22 October 2014

The following rules for ‘older ‘ pilots were recently proposed at several major airlines:
1. All pants must fit and not be up in your armpits.
2. You must walk without shuffling your feet.
3. No Depends on the flight deck.
4. When using a toothpick, you must leave your teeth in your mouth.
5. If you need more than tri-focals, you are DONE! (period!)
6. No pictures of great-great-grandchildren.
7. Anytime you call the other guy “Sonny”, he can hit you.
8. Never, ever mention AARP.
9. When in a restaurant with your crew, don’t request the senior discount.
10. When checking into the overnight hotel, don’t ask if the exercise room has shuffleboard.
and finally,
11. No more messing with flight attendants! (You could have afforded to retire at 60 if you hadn’t done that earlier).

Aviation Axioms from Bob Besco – 22 October 2014

THE GREEN EAGLES’ CODE OF ETHICS

Always let your Captain be the first out the door of the airplane.
(After all, there may not be any stairs.)

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