Scenario 3a Giving High to Low. Instructor captain Manuel Diaz is flying with f/o Hirisho Uzumi o...

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Scenario 3a Giving High to Low. Instructor captain Manuel Diaz is flying with f/o Hirisho Uzumi on his last linetraining flight from Istanbul to Colombo, Sri Lanka. Hirisho is fully qualified to fly the Airbus A330, but is in the final part of his training, getting familiar with the routes to the east. After he makes this final trip, he will be installed as a f/o at Air Amadeus. Amongst the passengers is a man with a broken back on a stretcher. The passenger is stable, but in pain. Medical personnel is on board to accompany the man. Weather has deteriorated quickly at Colombo airport due to the remains of a typhoon in the Bay of Bengal. High and unstable winds combined with showers and rain make the approach and landing into Colombo very challenging. Turbulence op final approach and a possible hard landing to eliminate aquaplaning on the flooded runway are likely to occur. Coming from the west, their alternate airport of Bangalore, India is still within flying distance, with fair weather and almost no wind. Hirisho is pilot flying on this stretch and has to perform the approach and landing during this flight. by Mind Map: Scenario 3a Giving High to Low. Instructor captain Manuel Diaz is flying with f/o Hirisho Uzumi on his last linetraining flight from Istanbul to Colombo, Sri Lanka. Hirisho is fully qualified to fly the Airbus A330, but is in the final part of his training, getting familiar with the routes to the east. After he makes this final trip, he will be installed as a f/o at Air Amadeus. Amongst the passengers is a man with a broken back on a stretcher. The passenger is stable, but in pain. Medical personnel is on board to accompany the man. Weather has deteriorated quickly at Colombo airport due to the remains of a typhoon in the Bay of Bengal. High and unstable winds combined with showers and rain make the approach and landing into Colombo very challenging. Turbulence op final approach and a possible hard landing to eliminate aquaplaning on the flooded runway are likely to occur. Coming from the west, their alternate airport of Bangalore, India is still within flying distance, with fair weather and almost no wind. Hirisho is pilot flying on this stretch and has to perform the approach and landing during this flight.

1. Manuel Diaz has been flying with Air Amadeus for a long time. The last 7 years he flew as a training captain on the Airbus A330. He is confident about his flying skills and knows the Airbus A330 very well. He met Hirisho 3 weeks ago when they were paired for this training session. Manuel likes Hirisho: he works very hard, knows his stuff and is eager to learn. However the second flight before this one, Manuel nearly had to take over control during a landing of Hirisho in unstable weather conditions. Heavy verbal coaching was needed to make a safe landing and roll-out. This was thoroughly discussed and briefed. The last landing of Hirisho in fair stable weather was on standard. Manuel is in doubt about the release of Hirisho. And now the weather turns bad in Colombo...

2. Hirisho Uzumi wanted to be a pilot his entire life. After school he applied at the flight school of Japanese Airlines, but was turned down. He then pursued his dream in a private flight school in America, using the savings of his parents to pay for his tuition. After graduating Hirisho applied at several smaller Air-taxi companies to gain experience and after five years was hired by the expanding Air Amadeus. He is immensely proud of being a f/o on such a big jet as the Airbus A330, but finds handling the big airplane difficult in the last part of the approach and landing. He keeps his knowledge at above standard level, but feels his handling is sometimes below standard, especially in windy conditions. His last landing in these conditions was below standard and his instructor nearly took over controls. He really wants to show on this last flight that he can handle the Airbus A330 in any conditions. Luckily , he thinks, he gets a chance at Colombo today, to get it right and convince Manuel Diaz that he can be installed as a fully qualified f/o at Air Amadeus. He can't wait to tell his parents.

3. Hirsho, how do you feel?

3.1. Euh what do you mean? (What does he want?)

3.1.1. Well, have you looked at the weather at Colombo? (He is blocking, stressing up)

3.1.1.1. Yes why? (What now?, I'm always well prepared...)

3.1.1.1.1. Ok, what are your thoughts about the situation? (come on Hirisho, initiative!)

3.1.1.1.2. Good! Tell me!

3.1.1.1.3. Why?! Well come on Hirisho, you going to do the landing in difficult weather. Show some initiative! (My god, come on!)

3.1.2. Exactly what I asked you, how do you feel?

3.1.2.1. Well, I feel fine, You?

3.1.2.1.1. Good, than we can talk about the landing in Colombo, no? (why didn't he come with this himself?)

3.1.2.1.2. I'm fine thanks for asking. (We need to talk about the landing in Colombo Hirisho!)

3.1.3. We are approaching a decision point here, I want to know how you feel about the upcoming approach into Colombo. (Serious, isn't he aware about the weather situation in Colombo?)

3.1.3.1. Ok, I understand. Well, we need to make a plan here. (Ah, yes, I knew this was coming. He thinks I'm stressed)

3.1.3.1.1. What's your plan then?! This is the last fase of your training, you need to come up with some idea's. (come on Hirsho, I need to release you after this flight)

3.1.3.1.2. That's right! Now I think we have a challenging situation ahead, did you think things through already? (Let me know what you think Hirisho)

3.1.3.1.3. Ok, yes... (I hope you have a plan ready!)

4. Listen-up Hirisho, we've got to talk about the landing at colombo

4.1. `yes, yes, we've got to

4.1.1. And...?

4.1.1.1. And what..?

4.1.1.1.1. You mean you don't have a plan yet?!

4.1.1.1.2. And what?! You a pilot, no?! Plan ahead! (This guy needs serious work!)

4.1.2. Well, what's your plan?

4.1.2.1. I have to think this through, bad weather and a passenger with a broken back... (he's surprised me with this sudden questions...)

4.1.2.1.1. Come on Hirisho, you should have thought about this hours ago. Things are getting worse at Colombo!

4.1.2.1.2. Yes, yes, and? Come on!

4.1.3. Well, have you looked at the weather at Colombo? (He is blocking, stressing up)

4.1.3.1. Yes why? (What now?, I'm always well prepared...)

4.1.3.1.1. Ok, what are your thoughts about the situation? (come on Hirisho, initiative!)

4.1.3.1.2. Good! Tell me!

4.1.3.1.3. Why?! Well come on Hirisho, you going to do the landing in difficult weather. Show some initiative! (My god, come on!)

5. Manuel Diaz has been flying with Air Amadeus for a long time. The last 7 years he flew as a training captain on the Airbus A330. He is confident about his flying skills and knows the Airbus A330 very well. He met Hirisho 3 weeks ago when they were paired for this training session. Manuel likes Hirisho: he works very hard, knows his stuff and is eager to learn. However the second flight before this one, Manuel nearly had to take over control during a landing of Hirisho in unstable weather conditions. Heavy verbal coaching was needed to make a safe landing and roll-out. This was thoroughly discussed and briefed. The last landing of Hirisho in fair stable weather was on standard. Manuel is in doubt about the release of Hirisho. And now the weather turns bad in Colombo...