FA/Director of Flight OperationsJUL 31 196767-FM-T-51FM/Deputy ChiefWe’re gonna’ find out if the PAC is a good substitute for the flight ropes
You re-opened an old concern of ours at the simulator meeting Tuesday and I just want to tell you we are going to take another good hard look at it. I am talking about how we can convince ourselves that the PAC performs in a manner truly equivalent to the flight ropes. As you quickly perceived, we really hang our hat on testing with the PAC. Actually, about the only experience we get with the flight ropes is Sim flight and that's a pretty limited test. Jack Williams is going to obtain and review the documentation of the analysis, engineering studies, actual test results, etc., which I suppose must have been available for somebody, whoever it was, to decide that use of the PAC was adequate for final systems verification. It certainly is a critical open area, at least in our minds, which we should have been readily prepared to discuss at any time. We better get ready now.