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|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
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|Resolutory Action||none taken : unable|
This is a follow-on to an earlier report about sequ (including computer training for non-stabilized approachs; computer training for 180 KT threshold ground speeds; language issues; etc). The company's determination to save money by removing training into la paz; bolivia; I believe to be unwise. Again; a computer can't show what high ground speeds look like; slow engine spool up time feel like; what using the oxygen mask really feels like and so on. We now have first officer's training new capts. Unwise. I don't know who is making these financial decisions; but I suspect they've not been flying uio or paz much; if ever.
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: B757-200 PLT IS CRITICAL OF HIS COMPANY'S REMOVAL OF THE REQUIREMENT FOR SPECIALIZED SIMULATOR TRAINING FOR HIGH ALT ARPT OPS IN THE ANDES MOUNTAINS.
Narrative: THIS IS A FOLLOW-ON TO AN EARLIER RPT ABOUT SEQU (INCLUDING COMPUTER TRAINING FOR NON-STABILIZED APCHS; COMPUTER TRAINING FOR 180 KT THRESHOLD GND SPDS; LANGUAGE ISSUES; ETC). THE COMPANY'S DETERMINATION TO SAVE MONEY BY REMOVING TRAINING INTO LA PAZ; BOLIVIA; I BELIEVE TO BE UNWISE. AGAIN; A COMPUTER CAN'T SHOW WHAT HIGH GND SPDS LOOK LIKE; SLOW ENG SPOOL UP TIME FEEL LIKE; WHAT USING THE OXYGEN MASK REALLY FEELS LIKE AND SO ON. WE NOW HAVE FO'S TRAINING NEW CAPTS. UNWISE. I DON'T KNOW WHO IS MAKING THESE FINANCIAL DECISIONS; BUT I SUSPECT THEY'VE NOT BEEN FLYING UIO OR PAZ MUCH; IF EVER.
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of January 2009 and automatically converted to unabbreviated mixed upper/lowercase text. This report is for informational purposes with no guarantee of accuracy. See NASA's ASRS site for official report.