Never again on PE - share your mistakes

Re: Never again on PE - share your mistakes

Postby JMieras » Sun Oct 06, 2019 12:52 pm

Hello, Switched freq without hand off while under radar control during the CAT6. Failed on the spot. Controller unimpressed.

Task saturation is a real thing.

PE is inappropriate time to figure out how a GTN750 works.

Generally speaking, flying over mountains works better than THRU them.

JMieras, CAT5...edit to remove double negitive
John Mieras, USN Ret.
R/W Airframe and Powerplant Mechanic.
N1343F-C172(Carenado) N6092U(JFPA-28-181)
RSG GTN750, GCU47, GFC700 i7 4.3 8something GTX1060
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Re: Never again on PE - share your mistakes

Postby frantzy » Fri Nov 01, 2019 10:05 pm

Over 1000 RW hours and 10,000 sim hours but I just committed a bad pilot deviation in my second week on PE.

Cleared KSEA visual 34R in a 737. Selected in the FMS but for some reason neglected to select the LOC course as backup for the visual. Mistake number 1.

Got the runway in sight but had a bit too much speed and slightly overshot the runway extended center line. Mistake number 2.

Tracked back to align to runway but had hardware issue with gear handle that took a few moments to resolve, leaving me with excess speed to bleed off. Mistake number 3.

Got everything sorted or so I thought until the controller pointed out I was about to land on 34C, the wrong runway. :oops:

I locked in on the first runway I saw from 10 miles out but it was the wrong one the whole time.
Really embarrassing mistake. :roll:

Mike F.
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