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A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

107 Pilots’ Course 33

28 Academy course 23, 28, 31-32

38 Squadron 35, 39, 58

5 Squadron 61, 63

6 Squadron 31, 78-9

76 Squadron 76

A

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

A380

  • Euro12b project cost 154
  • sensors 150
  • weight, paint 145

accidents, research 111

adjourning, teamwork (see Teamwork)

aerodynamics 81

Aeronaut Industries 107

Airbus

  • vs Boeing 119
  • FBW 120
  • FBW, saving lives 121

Aircraft

  • A300 117, 123
  • A310 119
  • A320 38, 118
    • US Airways flight 1549 123-4
  • A330 119
  • A380 119
    • 250,000 sensors & parameters 119
    • Code F 131
    • crewing 135
    • Dance of the Ailerons 129
    • evacuation 134
    • gull wing 126
    • handling (compared to A320 & A330) 128
    • price 126
    • range 134
    • statistics 125-6, 134
    • test aircraft 128
    • turning circle 132
    • VH-OQA 130
    • wing 126
  • Air Transat TS236 190
  • AVRO Anson 16
  • BAC 1-11 51
  • B737 38
  • B747 – 100/200/300 “Classic” 83, 84-7
    • automation 102
    • crew 91
    • “wet takeoff” 86
  • B747-400 92, 94-6
    • conversion 96
    • EICAS 100
    • flight engineer, non 99, 101
    • statistics 125-6
    • startup, problems 98
  • B747–8 133
  • B777 119
    • BA Flight 38, London Heathrow 121
  • B787 136
  • Caribou 35-7, 61, 135
  • Cessna 84
  • Concorde 118
  • CT4 33
  • DC9 30
  • F-111 31, 34-36, 47, 58, 73, 75-9
  • F-4 Phantom 68
  • F-16 118
  • F-18 118
  • Hercules 30, 35
  • Iroquois 59, 61-2, 64
    • engine malfunction 69
    • hydraulics failure 69
    • loss of control 64-5
    • winching 72
  • legacy (replacement) 136
  • Macchi 33, 79
  • Mirage 35, 80
  • Mystere 51
  • Sabre 45
  • Transall 66, 72
  • Winjeel 1

Aide-de-Camp 47, 53

Air Traffic Control

  • PAN call 163
  • taking control of 163

Aircraft Categories

  • Code E (Sydney, Singapore-Changi, Los Angeles, London-Heathrow) 131-2
  • Code F (Bangkok) 131-2

Airports

  • capacity constrained 133
  • Hong Kong 85-6
  • Los Angeles 133
  • London-Heathrow 131-2
  • Noumea 132
  • Sydney 131-2
  • Singapore-Changi 131-2

Air Transat flight TS236, 190

alcohol, culture 80

announcement, preflight, safety 46

Ansett 77, 79

  • ANA 10
  • Gibbes, Peter 77

Apollo

  • Command module 118
  • Lunar Lander module 118

Ariel Red Hunter 16

Armstrong, Neil

  • Armstrong Spiral 172

Army, Australian 80

Australian National Airways (ANA) 10, 11

automation

  • 747-400 100
  • complacency 102
  • ignorance 102
  • mindless 102
  • FBW pilots as system operators 120

auto thrust

  • failed 160

Auxillary Power Unit (APU)

  • inflight start 186

“aviate, navigate, communicate”

  • aviate 6, 163

B

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Batam, fallout 177

ballooning

  • Ballooning Society 15
  • Claude Champion de Crespigny 14

Bartels, Captain John 27

Bedouin 67-9

Big Jets, book 137

bird (strike) 146

Birkill, Captain Peter 121

Black Swan event 304

body model

  • rebuilding 29

briefing

  • preflight 146

Boeing 116

Bubbles 77

bulldozer 1

Burkill, Captain Peter 121

Butterworth 45

C

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

cabin

  • lighting 186

calm 65

Camera, fin mounted 182, 183

Cant, Graeme 98

Career choices

  • Airbus A330 111
  • passing up 737 & 767 command opportunities 110

Caribou 35, 37

Carter, Paul 81

Dave ‘Cass’ Cassebohm 45

Cathay Pacific 79, 84

Central Flying School (CFS) 79-80

certification, aircraft (EASA and FAA part 25)

  • engine failures 150

Cessna

  • 310, crash 8

change

  • not be afraid of 96

Champion de Crespigny

  • Alexander (Son) 15, 107
  • Christopher (Brother) 16, 18
  • Air Commodore Claude (Great Uncle) 8
  • Claude 12, 13
  • Sir Claude 14
  • Coral (wife) 63, 70
    • Sinai 72
    • Norway 73
    • marriage 75, 81
    • Newcastle 76
    • Brisbane 77
    • Paddington 83
    • proposal 81
  • Reverend Heaton 13
  • family history 12
  • Dr Frank (Grandfather) 9
  • Squadron Leader Humphrey (Uncle) 8
  • Mariea (WSM) 11
  • Michael (Brother) 16
  • Patricia (Mother) 11, 18-19, 25-26, 26, 30
  • Peter (Father) 9, 18
  • Simon (Brother) 16, 20
  • Sophia (Daughter) 109
  • Air Vice Marshal H.V. ‘Vivian’  (Great Uncle) 7

checklists

  • Airbus (see ECAM)
  • Boeing (see EICAS)
    • Quick Reference Handbook (QRH) 121
  • manual 87

choir 20

Civil Aviation Regulations

  • Pilot-In-Command (PIC) 141

Cleary, Peter (Stork) 33, 36

clutch 18

CNN 178

coffin corner 100

conductor, teamwork 154

confidence 33, 137

Compaq 107

complacency 3, 6

conversion course

  • B747 to A330 111-2

courses – stress 113

Cowen, Sir Zelman 31, 48, 52

Crisis Centre, Qantas 175

  • Roz Wheatley 178
  • “Confirm OPS normal?” 179

crew list ix

Crew Resource Management (CRM)

  • augmented crews, danger of 168
  • distractions 168
  • group think 168
  • Raising Concern (STOP!)
    • climb to 10,000′ 171
    • Faulty fuel checklist 190
    • Mark – “I think we missed something” 191
  • task sharing during QF32 168-9
    • if we look up, you look down 169
  • tunnel vison 168

Crockett, Murray  112, 115

D

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

damage (QF32) 5

Dance of the Ailerons 129

Davies, DP 79

death rates

  • FBW vs Non-FBW 121

decision making

  • Ramp 144

de Crespigny

declaration ix

distractions

  • takeoff, preventing 152

dux, poisoned chalice 32

  • Wylie, Chris 81

E

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

ECAM (Electronic Centralised Aircraft Monitoring)

  • (see also: FLY! – Index, ECAM)
  • Action, questioning whether to/not:
    • “NO!” 190, 200-2
    • Yes 200-202
  • Armstrong Spiral 173
  • aural “attention getting” alerts 217, 266
  • checklist count 157, 253, 303
  • checklists 130, 162
    • takeoff 156
  • checklists, wrong
  • “ECAM Actions” 161
  • “ECAM Armageddon” 183, 196, 203, 217-8, 268, 280
  • definition 122, 156-7, 162
  • design 122
  •  displays
    • ALERTS IMPACTING LDG PERF 225
    • redundant systems (failed) 224
    • system overview 219
  • doubts about 195, 197
  • fatigue 218, 224-5, 230
  • fuel 185
  • inhibitions 157
  • invert the logic 198
  • limitations 194
  • logic
    • verify first before actioning 217
    • ignore 195
    • illogical 194, 212
    • sensible 185
    • wrong 190, 200
  • overwhelming 164, 167, 173-5, 203, 252
  • phases 214, 218-9, 223, 266
  • QF32, checklists 162-4
    • Priorities:  engines, hydraulics, flight controls, then fuel 164
    • CG OUT OF LIMITS FOR LANDING 194
    • ENG 2 FIRE 162, 188, 322
    • ENG 2 TURBINE OVHT 162, 322
    • F/CTL ALTN LAW 208
    • fuel computers reset 197
    • FUEL: NORM+ALTN XFR FAULT 191
    • FUEL: WINGS NOT BALANCED 190, 196
    • HYD SYS PRESS LO 200-2
    • RAT OUT 252
  • prioritising 179, 199, 204, 211
  • sensors (250,000) 157
  • threat and error management 212, 215, 218
  • won’t shut up 217, 266
  • workflow 168
  • “XX”, no data 172

Eccles, Andrew 140, 183

EICAS (Engine Indicating and Crew Alerting System) 100

ego 91, 142

Egypt 59, 61,66

Electrical

  • Ram Air Turbine 186
  • Wires cut 186

Electrocution 29

El Gorah 66, 71

emergency, calm

  • Pickhaver, John (Frankfurt)  102

Enders, Tom

  • inital notification 177

engine (QF32)

  • “buzz saw” / “lawnmower” 105
  • explosion 4, 105
  • failures 45
    • Pickhaver, John (Frankfurt)  102
    • Tainton, Warwick (Frankfurt) 104-5
  • failure rates 102
  • fire 45

engine failures

  • rate 324

Engines (generic)

  • failure rate 150
  • P&W JT9 87
  • Rolls-Royce Trent 900 (see Rolls-Royce)

engineers 27

  • benifit of engineering later in life 33

English Channel 14

errors

  • medical 25

Evans, Bill 1

Evans, Captain David 131, 140-2

experience 140

F

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Failure, me

  • bicycle, teeth 20
  • charges 19
  • electrocution 28
  • engine failures 102
  • see lessons
  • not be afraid of 96
  • Patricia de Crespigny (medical error) 25

Fighter pilots, ego 76

Fijians 68-70

flies, landing on the ceiling 73

flight controls

  • Boeing vs Airbus 116
  • controls 116-7
  • see Fly-By-Wire
  • secondary effects 85

flight control computers 119

Fly-By-Wire (FBW)

  • A320 118
  • A380 119
  • Airbus 111
  • Airbus, creating 117
  • Apollo Command & Lunar Lander modules 118
  • B777 118
  • benefits 118
  • Concorde 118
  • critics, of 119
  • Dance of the Ailerons 129
  • engine failure, response 120
  • F-16 118
  • F-18 118
  • pilots are systems operators 120
  • research 118
  • saving lives
    • BA Flight 38, London Heathrow 121
    • US Airways flight 1549 123-4
  • sidestick 119

flying

  • “fly the nipple” 34
  • formation 33-4
  • muscle memory 136
  • spinning 1

Ford

forming, teamwork 29, 140-2 (see Teamwork)

Fox, Ross 81

Fraser, Malcolm 51-57

Fuel

  • 106.7t preflight 144-6
  • 72t landing 270
  • 105t takeoff 188
  • 747 – fuel costs 92
  • auto ignition 270
  • componments
    • FQMS 189
    • tanks 189
  • decision making 144-6, 187
  • ECAM 173-4, 185-6, 190-2, 194-201
  • efficiency 319
  • energy density 270
  • engine 3 – running out 279
  • fire 188
  • Flow (takeoff) 152
  • Failures 164, 167, 187-9, 170-2, 194-7, 305
  • Flashpoint 270
  • imbalance 193
  • Inverting Logic 198
  • Jettison 103, 189, 204, 307
  • Leaks
    • air 184, 187-8, 196
    • ground 270-282, 287-90, 304
    • maintenance area 323
  • master switch 162
  • mismanagement 167
    • Air Transat TS236 190
  • ordering 142-4,
  • slipping On 271
  • statistics 208, 345-6, 351
  • STOP! 201
  • tanks (damage) 194, 322
  • transfering 282-3

Fuel Pumps

  • damaged 164

Fysh, Sir Hudson 10

G

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Geelong Grammar 9

Gibbes, Peter 77

  • Trixy and Bubbles 77

Global Positioning Systems (GPS) 87

  • Not on B737 and B767 136

Government House, Canberra 47

  • reason to leave RAAF 57

Grange Hermitage 50

Grieve, Nerilie 130

Group Think 168

H

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

“Handling the Big Jets” 79

Hawke, Bob 53-57

Hayden, Bill 52-57

height, safety 143

helicopter

  • conversion 61
  • loss of control 64-5
  • mast bump 62

Hicks, Matt 140

  • “just don’t crash” 147
  • turn back to Changi 165

High Frequency (HF) 89-90

Holyman, Sir Ivan 10

Hong Kong 85-6

Human Factors

  • see Crew Resource Management

Hyles, Georgie 63

I

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

IGS approach, Hong Kong 85

Inertial Navigation Systems (INS) 87-8

intercom

  • damaged 179

intuition 105

invert the logic 197-8

Israel 61, 66

J

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Jeffreys, Rick 81

Jerusalem 71

Johnson, Mark 140, 183, 185

K

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Kai Tak airport 85

Kangaroo Route 134

Kerr, Sir John 52

Kidney (failure) 25

Konterud, Harry 73

L

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

La Lovie, France 7

Lambretta scooter 18

landing

  • fees, airport 92
  • Caribou STOL approaches 1000′ airstrips 246

Lara Airport 9

leadership 43

  • Pickhaver, John (calm)  102

learning

  • A330 Command Course 114
  • bottom up vs top down 114, 123
  • study 136

lessons

lightning, strike 90

Lockheed 116

luck 28, 33

M

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Mackelmann, Craig 80-1

Mallett, Ian 48

marriage 80

McAllister, Stuart 58-59, 77

McDonnell Douglas 116

Melbourne Grammar 16, 26-7

Mental Model 185

military (see RAAF)

mines 67, 72

Moses, Valley of 68, 72

motor cycles 17-18, 21

  • Ariel Red Hunter 16
  • confidence 33, 123
  • Lambretta scooter 18

Multinational Force and Observers (MFO) 59, 61, 66

muscle memory 136

myopia, low-light 92

N

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Walton, Nancy-Bird 152

navigation

  • Inertial Navigation Systems (INS) 87
  • Global Positioning Systems (GPS) 87
  • sextant 89
  • water bottle 135

navigators 28

New Guinea 40

  • Tarpini 41-2 86

Nile 72

no-contact (sterile, cockpit) 152

Normandy 12, 130

norming, teamwork 142-4 (see Teamwork)

Norway 73

Noumea 132

O

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Ogilvie, Frank 137

Omaha Beach 12, 130

P

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

paint, A380 145

Page, Russell 81

PAN (radio call) 163

Parachuting 43

Passchendaele 7

passengers

  • calm 180
  • drunken 147

passion 27-8

Penklis, Captain Mark 128

performing, teamwork (see Teamwork)

personality

  • know your limits 116

Pickhaver, Captain John 102

pilot

  • personalities 167
  • reluctant to bid for new aircraft 94-5
  • “seagulls” 94
  • seniority 93
  • task sharing during QF32 168

Piper Turbo Arrow (VH-SOI) 10

Point Cook, Victoria 1, 24

Police

  • travel from aircraft to terminal 293

Ponderosa, the 16, 28

Poperinghe, France 7

Post Traumatic Stress

  • Crying 314
  • Looping 315
  • Patricia de Crespigny 26
  • Post Crisis Management  313
  • Psychologist 314

Pratt & Whitney 38

Princehorn, Captain David

Public Address

  • Dave Evans, turning back to Singapore 170

Q

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Qantas  (Queensland and Northern Territory Airline Service) 10

  • my career 77
  • Crisis Centre 175, 314
  • Fysh, Sir Hudson 10
  • Integrated Operations Centre (IOC) 175
    • actions during QF32 175
  • 1986 83

QF30 27

QF32 (alphabetically

  • damage 4, 170
    • 21/22 systems 187
    • CG control 187
    • cowling
    • engines 172, 184
      • engine 1 189
    • fuel 184
      • jettison 189
      • leaks 189
    • schrapnel 187
    • turbine disk 177
    • wing 184
  • decisions
    • land ASAP or continue 188
  • lessons 6
  • teamwork 5
  • weights
    • fuel 144
    • loadsheet 150
    • take-off 144, 152

QF32 (chronologically)

  • teamwork, forming 140-2
  • teamwork 5
  • 09:57 am takeoff 153-5
  • 10:01 am BOOM! 158
    • “ECAM Actions” 162
  • 10:02 am Pan Call 163
  • 10:08 turn back to Singapore hold 169
  • 10:13 “Singapore QF32 we have to climb to a higher altitude of 10,000 and we’d like to remain within 40nm of the airport, no we’d like to remain within 30nm of the airport” 171
  • 10:14 Qantas share price collapses 178
  • 10:17 Enter holding pattern 187
  • 10:29 Engine parts reported fallen over Batam 178

R

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

RAAF (see Royal Australian Air Force)

Rabuka, Lieutenant Colonel Sitiveni (Steve) 70

radio

  • High Frequency (HF) 89-90
  • Very High Frequency (VHF) 89

Ram Air Turbine (RAT) 186

research

  • accidents 111
  • Big Jets book 354
  • engine failures, rate 324
  • Fly-by-Wire aircraft 118

responsibility 43

  • aircraft and passengers 147
  • Pilot-In-Command (PIC) 141
  • Fuel Order 143

risk

  • RAAF Academy 32

Rolls-Royce

  • Derby, visit 137
  • Trent 900 87
    • damage 164

Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) 1

  • 107 Pilots’ Course 33
  • 28 Academy course 23, 28, 31-32
  • 38 Squadron 35, 39, 58
  • 5 Squadron 61, 63
  • 6 Squadron 31, 78-9
  • 76 Squadron 76
  • Academy tour 24
  • alcohol, culture 80
  • Caribous 37
  • Central Flying School (CFS) 79-80
  • Introductory Fighter Course 75
  • Peter de Crespigny 10
  • Point Cook, 24, 29
  • RAAF Base Fairbairn 80

routes

  • Kangaroo Route 134
  • meteorological considerations 134

Route Check 108

Rowlandson, Alan 178

Royal Australian Navy 76-7

Royalty (The Queen, Prince Philip, Prince Charles and Princess Diana) 51

S

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Sinai Peninsula 107

sand storms 68

security

  • swear word 32-3
  • no such thing 96

seniority 93

Short Takeoff & Landing (STOL) 39

simulators 139

sidestick 119

Sinai 61, 67-8

skills

  • machinery 33
  • navigation @ 100′ 40
  • New Guinea 41
  • hands-on flying 39

Social Media

  • see twitter

Skiles, Jeffrey 124

Special Air Service (SAS) 43

spinning 1, 9

stability 62

stalling 1

sterile (cockpit) 157, 161

St Moritz Tobogganing Club (Cresta) 15

Stephen, Sir Ninian 49, 52-57

sterile, cockpit 152

STOP! 148, 190, 201

storming, teamwork 149 (see Teamwork)

Stress

  • see Post Traumatic Stress
  • courses 113
  • exhaustion 115
  • take a break 115
  • time 145

study 136

Strambi, Lyell 176

StyleCraft 10

Success 49

Sullenberger, Captain Chesley (Sully)

    • US Airways flight 1549 123-4

Sullivan, Captain Kevin

  • Engine Failure, Melbourne 159-60

surge (engine) 158

T

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

TAA 79

Tainton, Captain Warwick  104

Take-Off (9:57 am)

  • engine actions 152-4
  • QF32 150-2
  • Tarpini 42
  • “V1, Vr, Rotate” 153

Tarpini 41-2, 86

TCAS (Traffic Collision Avoidance System) 90

teamwork (alphabetically)

  • adjourning
  • conductor, leader as 154
  • forming 29, 39, 140-2
  • military training 29
  • norming 142-4
  • performing
  • storming 147-9

teamwork (chronologically)

  • forming 29, 140-2
  • norming 142-4
  • storming 147-9
  • performing
  • adjourning

The Flying Kneepad 107

thunderstorms 135

time

  • watch, I don’t wear 145

training

  • simulators 139
  • Route Check 142
  • Toulouse 127-8

Trent 900

Toulouse 127, 130

Traffic Collision and Avoidance System (TCAS) 90

trauma (see Post Traumatic Stress)

trust 44

turbine disk

  • fractured 177

Twitter, initial tweets 177

U

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

unexpected 66

V

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Verneau, Pascal 128

Very High Frequency (VHF) 89

Vierville-sur-Mer 12, 130

Vietnam 37

Volcano 142

Von Reth, Michael 147

  • ä thousand marbles” 180
  • broken intercom 181
  • control of worrying passengers 181

W

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Walton, Nancy-Bird 130

Warfield, Murray 84

Wasiliev, John 82

watch 145

Wellesley, Long 13

Westwood, Captain Geoff 97

Whitlam, Gough 52

Wilson, Peter 176

Winjeel 1

Wombat Airlines 37

WSM 12

Wubben, Captain Harry 139, 147

Wylie, Chris 81

X

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Y

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Z

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Updated 11May 2021

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