26 Dec '11, 2am

No complacency for this SIA pilot despite A380's advanced features

No complacency for this SIA pilot despite A380's advanced features

Every one remembers their first - first day at school, first love, first job. And so it is no surprise that Singapore Airlines (SIA) pilot Captain (Capt) Ignatius Khoo remembers his first solo flight with unwavering clarity after 17 years. The Beechcraft F33A Bonanza with a single propeller aircraft with retractable landing gear was the plane he was tasked to fly alone, he recalled in an interview with The Straits Times Online. It appeared that one of the three landing gears had not been lowered, and after running through the checklist, he decided to swop the light bulbs among the indicators to first verify if it had just been a blown bulb problem. That's when the fun began: He dropped one of the bulbs, and was frantically scrambling to find it. 'As you can imagine, in a light aircraft bouncing about in the warm Australian thermals on your first solo flight, it was indeed ...

Full article: http://www.straitstimes.com/The-Big-Story/The-Big-Story-2...

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