[mod edit: this thread split from "Debunking FDR Debunking" here.... http://pilotsfor911truth.org/forum/index.php?showtopic=22364]
For the beginning, i am faceing some questions about...
Commander Ralph “Rotten” Kolstad
27 years in the airlines
B757/767 for 13 years mostly international Captain with American Airlines.
20 years US Navy flying fighters off aircraft carriers, TopGun twice
civilian pilot flying gliders, light airplanes and warbirds
Command time in:
- N644AA (Aircraft dispatched as American 77)
- N334AA (Aircraft dispatched as American 11)
for me, i believe this CV is correct, but some people in an german forum said, tis doesnt match at all, since pilots are only to be able to fly till the age of 60. so therefor this pilot must have get his licence in the age between 13 or 18.
is it correct that pilots are only allowed to fly up to age of 60? or did this person made a calculation error? (i bet, something is wrong with the guy dont trusting that CV :-) )
further, i was facing discussuions about wether GPS was installed on 757 at AA installed or not, at 2001.
as far as i was told (and linked to boeing) boeing was able to install GPS with their FANC programm, at about 1995. for me this is not an evidence, that AA had installed GPS in their 757, but it would made it possible of course.
(althougt GPS at that time still had SA, so i dont think, civil aviation would relay on that)
so my question....did Ralph Kolstad really mentioned, that NO 757 at AA about 2001 was equiped with GPS? or was he saying, that HE was not flying with an 757 with GPS on board?
and finally, could it be, that the GPS value within the CSV file is only, because the FDR was configured to handle this value in the future? and just writing default value?
short explanation from my side...as a former programmer (5 languages) and DB admin, i can imagine, that you write default values to log files (which an FDR basically is) when a value is not present.
but for sure...i wouldnt write the value OPER !
this would mislead any investigation...instead i would expect IONOPER.....NOT SET.....NOT ACTIVE.....and so on.....
so again in short....
-does the CV of Ralph is corret in order of his experiences and years of duty?
-Ralph Kolstad really mentioned, that NO 757 at AA about 2001 was equiped with GPS? or was he saying, that HE was not flying with an 757 with GPS on board?
-could it be, that the GPS value within the CSV file is only, because the FDR was configured to handle this value in the future? and just writing default value?
thanks a lot for some clearification of this.
it would help me a lot to go back to my german forum to discuss further.....