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posted Sun Aug 24 2008 18:48:03 your local time (11 months 1 week 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 1004 times:
"In aircraft maintenance school we were taught that pretty much all commercial aircraft manufacturers made their various manuals in english only. Also, we heard that airlines were free to translate them to whatever language they wish, but they were on their own as the manufacturer would only accept liability for aircraft that were maintained as per the manufacturers version of the manuals, which as said is english-only."
SlamClick From United States, joined Nov 2003, 9994 posts, RR: 77
Reply 7, posted Sun Aug 24 2008 19:25:36 your local time (11 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 992 times:
Quoting CanadianNorth (Reply 6):
'In aircraft maintenance school we were taught that pretty much all commercial aircraft manufacturers made their various manuals in english only.'
"I'd bet that is true - for the non-Soviet part of the world. Russia plays it all pretty close to the vest and hangs on to all things Russian.
I've often laughed at "Engrish" and instructions from things coming out of China and thought I'd love to translate for them, but that leads me around to the fact that I don't speak or read Chinese at all. At that point my smug self-satisfaction pretty well evaporates."
BuckFifty From Canada, joined Oct 2001, 1281 posts, RR: 27
Reply 8, posted Sun Aug 24 2008 21:00:54 your local time (11 months 1 week 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 973 times:
"Most Japanese airlines I know of have their manuals translated to Japanese. Some manuals are translated as separate manuals, others are translated with their English reference underneath."
Originally posted by weedwhacker
I'd venture a guess, here. Airlines that are based in the Middle East might have translated Flight Manuals...geeeee....ya think???
Sec. 61.103 - Eligibility requirements: General.
To be eligible for a private pilot certificate, a person must:
(c) Be able to read, speak, write, and understand the English language.
Just wondering how hard/easy it would be to get an Arabic flying manual in America
...and surely it must be the case that to get a pilot`s licence in the 1st place you have conquered the art of flying via use of the English language
Originally posted by thedman
reply to post by Seventh
Let me see....
You are on a suicide mission so you DONT GIVE A S@#$ what happens
Besides there were enough clues to point to them and Bin Laden anyways
...if you`re learning to fly en route to hijack a plane.
I see your logical disconnect, here. They were NOT "learning to fly" on their way to the hijackings!!! THAT sort of hand-waving is part of the problem, here.
They had already had the training, in the simulators. The manuals were for memory jogging, research and preparation. Every major airline pilot must own the same manuals and at least ONE crewmember must have them in possession, with them, at work. They are referred to often, even by seasoned pilots.
Did anyone read the article from the Miami Herald?? It was in the link up above.