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Emergency descend!! Cockpit video

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"The Masks dropped and Suddenly it felt like the aircraft was falling out of the sky". This is what the passengers are feeling but what is actually happening in the COCKPIT when this happens? How do we handle a rapid depressurisation and an emergency descend from inside the cockpit? What are the most important things for us to do first and in what order do we need to work? In this video I will share with you the steps we take when we get this kind of warning. I highly recommend that you watch this video Together with the briefing video 👉 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7ECAgv-R48&t=830s If you want to have this video Downloaded on your mobile device, it is availible inside the Mentour Aviation app which you can download here 👇🏻👇🏻 📲 https://mentourpilot.com/apps/ To Join my Patreon Crew, and support the channel, preview videos etc 👇🏻 📲https://www.patreon.com/mentourpilot To follow my life on Instagram, use the following link! 👇🏻 📲https://www.instagram.com/mentour_pilot
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ralfoide (1 month ago)
Fantastic video! To fully appreciate it, *TURN ON THE SUBTITLES* !
Markle2k (1 month ago)
@Mentour Pilot Yes and that was invaluable. Was the sound in your ears as garbled as what we heard?
Mentour Pilot (1 month ago)
Yes, that’s what I put in the beginning of the video.
Juan Pablo (1 hour ago)
Hi! A question here! At [5:49], while performing the Emergengency descent checklist, it says "Thrust levers both, reduce thrust to minimum or as needed for anti-ice". How can you tell if anti-ice is working properly or if you need to increase the thrust??. Thanks a lot, amazing video, really helpful for us involved in the techincal aeronautical world! Greetings from Argentina!
Josue Pocasangre (1 day ago)
The FO 😂😂😂 such a scary cat 🐈 1:11 1:26
Antonomase Apophasis (2 days ago)
“My first officer and I” ...well maybe considering hierarchy of command “I and my First Officer...”
Antonomase Apophasis (2 days ago)
“Elton and I” are going to show you...
Redhouse 100 (3 days ago)
I was on a plane way back in 1980 and it suddenly plunged - even the stewardess screamed. No oxygen masks dropped, and everything continued fine. Could that have been caused by an emergency descent that then made it so that we could breathe without the masks? It was a flight from Tokyo to Osaka. Terrified me from then until now!
Laurie H (3 days ago)
@Mentour Pilot: were you getting oxygen from the masks during this simulation? I would assume not.
T Est (4 days ago)
Really Nice to have this video. But it also strengthens my opinion of that todays pilots tend to be operators rather than pilots, and this scares me. Just take the recent accidents with the modern planes forcing the plane down though the pilot tries to pull the elevator. The pilot is the law in the air, he is responsible over the airplane and responsible to take it down safely, not anyone else and definitely not the computer program the maker creates. Im not critical against the pilot, i’m critical of the aviation system the pilots do a great job. But anytime one turns a nob to control altitude or a turn freaks me out. Further it’s my strong opinion that any commercial pilot should have experience as a glider pilot too, this so that the instinct would be well founded.
San Bruno Beacon (4 days ago)
Did I miss the part where the Captain tells the cabin crew and/or passengers that it is ok for them to remove their oxygen masks once the aircraft has descended to 10000 feet or lower where they can safely breathe without the assistance of an oxygen mask?
Yanshuo Li (4 days ago)
didnt know bill burr flys jet lol
Aldion Sylkaj (4 days ago)
That look after he forgot his headset following his mask removal 😂
Nikita Pearson (4 days ago)
What happens if you lose cabin pressure over the Atlantic Ocean? Would you fly back to altitude and continue to the destination
Bob Schuon (5 days ago)
Great video! - One (multipart) silly question - I just wonder how realistic this scenario is versus a real pressure-loss event? If the decompression is not engine or setting/switch related (slow-er decompression), isn't it sudden and fairly traumatic? Meaning, mist, confusion (things moving in the cockpit do to wind effects, noise, etc. - not the pilots!), ATC calling every 30 seconds for souls on board, fuel, status, vectors, all that. And if the decompression is sudden, what is the likelihood it is NOT structurally related (door, window panel, skin failure, etc.)? In a real sudden decompression event over 20,000 feet, how long do the pilots have to don the masks before being affected? And have airlines ever tried testing this in a test chamber to see actual debilitating effects if any and pilot response times?
Brang Zonghus (5 days ago)
Emergency descent - straight into the dirt...
Melinda (8 days ago)
Couldn't hear the 1st officer
Brett Rigby (9 days ago)
when you start the descent is there a reason its done at a banked angle? or is this just a result of altering the throttle on the plane
Brett Rigby (8 days ago)
@Mike P cool thanks
Mike P (9 days ago)
There are reasons. It's not because of altering the throttle, it's a controlled turn which the pilot makes. There can also be other traffic in that airspace and this helps to avoid traffic below the aircraft. It also makes the aircraft descend faster, and it maintains the positive G-forces.
Rodrigo Schneider (9 days ago)
pluux (10 days ago)
I wish as many people could see this as saw the new video. It annoyed me so much to listen to them talk about how they were dropping out of the sky, btw we are doing that so you can breath after 15 mins you are welcome.
Krasimir Arabadzhiev (13 days ago)
So @Mentour Pilot is it a company rule to turn 45 degrees in these situations?
Krasimir Arabadzhiev (10 days ago)
@Mike P Right, but that doesn't answer my question.
Mike P (10 days ago)
There are reasons to do that. There can be traffic below so this helps to avoid possible other traffic. Turning also helps the aircraft descend faster, and it also maintains positive G-forces.
Island Girl (14 days ago)
the first officer was very distracting, lol be still, 💗
joe cughan (15 days ago)
I get severe anxiety flying and have to take meds when i do, but seeing this video helps ease me a bit. So thank you!
Ice meme van (17 days ago)
It took 30 or so seconds for you guys to turn on the passenger's oxygen, why is this?
Ice meme van (13 days ago)
@Mike P Thank you very much, I guessed that the oxygen was on but I was confused and didn't know that they were turning on a backup, thanks :-)
Mike P (13 days ago)
Pilots don't need to turn on the oxygen masks for the passengers because they are immediately dropped automatically in this situation. They just used the manual switch as a back up, but the masks were already dropped.
Watermelon (18 days ago)
Yo that new intro is lit🔥🔥
Pawel Keller (19 days ago)
Hey, what's exactly the OBS abbreviation meaning? (in the top of the video)
Pawel Keller (13 days ago)
@Mike P Thank you very much!
Mike P (13 days ago)
Observe, remark, please note.
alanjrkaminski (19 days ago)
When I saw him put the oxygen all I can think of is Denzel saying want a hit to his co-pilot
Roger Skagerström (20 days ago)
One thing I will never understand - how can you communicate? The audio quality of the radio systems are SO crappy :O And you have good recording quality. I find it almost impossible to hear what the other guy is saying most of the time. Intresting video as always though! :P
Prabudh Sharma (23 days ago)
what was vertical speed??
MyTech (25 days ago)
Idle power, bank, dive, and side slip[or spoilers]; stay just under Vne or Vle if you have retractable gear; nice tight steep-turn for load factor adds induced drag .
Blabla Bloblo (26 days ago)
Co-pilot were sleeping.
Marcelino Mannetti (26 days ago)
張恂悌 (26 days ago)
It took 1min15 seconds from the first sign of warning to initiate the descend. At high alt. As high as 35000 the UCT is very short.
Mike P (26 days ago)
The pilots took their own oxygen masks immediately after the alarm and the oxygen masks for the passengers will be dropped automatically, so they have some time to check the situation.
Lalo Towers (26 days ago)
Whats the rate of descent in order to get to 10000ft as quick as possible?
Bruce John Shourt (26 days ago)
Please make the graphic text larger and observe the Safe Title Area.
TongueTwisterGaming (26 days ago)
1:21 did he just style his hair????
SNOUPS4 (27 days ago)
I wonder when Mentour will realize that "obs" is a strictly scandinavian abreviation that is not really usual in the english-speaking world besides said scandinavian countries.... Thanks for this very cool and exceptionnally awesome video! I found it weird that you removed the oxygen mask so quickly instead of at least waiting a minute, to really make sure that there was nothing bad in the air: maybe the copilot would have smelled nothing because of having the mask's smell in the nostril, or maybe something bad could be breathed and only act after a few moments.
SNOUPS4 (24 days ago)
it means "please note"; "be careful about", "observe that"
Daniel Smith (24 days ago)
It's understood in the UK as "Obviously..." unless it means something different in scabdanavia?
SKTRX O5 (27 days ago)
rotodyne prototype analysis please attempt #1
Drone Aviator (27 days ago)
Hi, Can you please make a video talking about Aerotoxic Syndrome. Thank you.
Alix Fossé (27 days ago)
Nice, I'd like more of these please ;-)
Gian Marco Anzellotti (28 days ago)
Absolutely fantastic video. This is what CRM should be implemented. Thank you very much!
Minh Quach (28 days ago)
Overall a very nice video. I just can't help to notice that the FO is too concerned with the status of his hair, considering the emergency situation they were in. Lol.
Злой Котан (28 days ago)
I have heard one interesting thing. The cabin windows (illuminators) might be manufactured at bigger sizes easily. The only reason why they aren't, is that idea that smaller size (actual size they have nowadays) prevents passenger from being sucked out through the window in case the window destroyed ("opened") . Structurally, the plane hull has pretty enough strenght to be designed with bigger windows. Is it true?
Hella 87.7 FM (28 days ago)
CLICK BAIT nonsense! Unsubscribed!
Myron Piano (28 days ago)
If you wore glasses, the emergency oxygen masks would be next to impossible to use!
MyTech (25 days ago)
And this is why there are both uncorrected and corrected vision standards for pilots, also color recognition.
Tony Clarke (28 days ago)
Fantastic video of the emergency descent procedures. I think that any nervous fliers should see this just to demonstrate how professional and well trained pilots are for dealing with emergenies
Dec Roberts (28 days ago)
I fly on Friday and I’ve heard and recognise the dreaded ‘sinking’ feeling during take off and landing, Can someone tell me the exact period where this feeling happens during take off and landing and how long the sinking feeling will last each time it happens? Just looking for peace of mind before flying as it’s my only worry
Anthony Carter (27 days ago)
Hey bud nothing to worry about. Mentor actually has a video on this exact thing if you search for it. I hate flying too but stay calm and try to enjoy the science behind it!
boy borreman (29 days ago)
good video! This makes the explanation a lot better! Keep up the good work and i will see you in the air soon:)
Hemant joe (29 days ago)
Captain I have a doubt. While doing the check list it was mentioned to reduce thrust with respect to anti ice. You didn't have anti ice on. So u reduced it to idle. But when you passed through the clouds you switched the anti ice on. Don't u need to increase thrust at least a little bit for anti ice.
Phil's Aviation and Gaming (29 days ago)
I cannot understand what they ate saying
Phil's Aviation and Gaming (26 days ago)
@Mike P oh, right! Thanks!
Mike P (26 days ago)
You can turn on the subtitles. He recommended that in the beginning.
PPC4 (29 days ago)
Could of got Airforceproud95 to do a voice over with squire as the FO.
Jeyson Ortega (29 days ago)
No seat belt?
Olivier R-sch (29 days ago)
Great idea to demonstrate those procedures! But quite disappointing result. Odd dynamic in the cockpit, it really seems like the first officer has no idea how he ended up there... I would love to see it again, with an experienced crew and possibly voice-over to explain what's going on as we go (and better quality audio :) ).
Mike P (25 days ago)
You can turn on the subtitles.
André Marcanth (29 days ago)
Zoranl85 (30 days ago)
I am into aviation that much, like your videos a lot. I have one question regarding this matter... Lets say ur flying near some high mountains like Andes etc. and u engage emergency descent at night... How safe is that? I never see electronic charts in cockpit or I'm wrong? U know your present altitude but not what is ahead, am I right?
Byron Henry (13 days ago)
The checklist calls for “Descend to 10,000, or MEA, whichever is higher” MEA=Minimum Enroute Altitude MEA gives us at least 2,000 feet of clearence over the highest object in a given area. (Only 1,000 in a non-mountainous area) So if there’s mountains that are 13,000, we’d descend to 15,000 and start heading for an area with lower terrain. Plus we have GPWS, the charts, and ATC to help out with situational awareness.
Mike P (28 days ago)
During the real flights both pilots have their iPads in the cockpit and they will use the electronic flight charts. Usually you can clearly see the iPads in real cockpit videos.
Peter Dovey (30 days ago)
Very informative film, thank you for that.
Nils Becker (30 days ago)
Effective consciousness over 30k feet, is less than 3 seconds, so both pilots would have been unconscious given their speed of putting on the masks in this video. In my opinion, both pilots also knowing that pressurisation would fail, they acted fast. So imagine real life, relaxed pilots mid flight over the Atlantic and pressurisation goes. Slim chance of making this safe landing happen... Thanks for the video, shows how crucial knowing memory items is!
Anthony Carter (27 days ago)
Its 1-3minutes NOT seconds
Tariq Rafi (30 days ago)
what a BIG FAT BLUNDER 14.oo they r discussing where to land this should have been discussed immediately/during the decent so as to shorten the voyage as much as possible what was the big technical hitch??? salam n regards
Random Acts of Video (30 days ago)
Would the cockpit fill with fog as the air rapidly expands?
Random Acts of Video (15 days ago)
@pilotguy707 I'm sure it could be simulated, there are all kinds of fog machines, I'm sure there must be one that would work.
pilotguy707 (15 days ago)
Random Acts of Video True in real life the depressurisation would be a lot worse than in the sim on the body and also as you said with the sudden ‘fog’ in the airplane. But this cant be simulated in the simulator
Random Acts of Video (15 days ago)
@pilotguy707 Not something shown in the video, which is important as the flight crew would have a hard time reading the instruments and any checklists.
pilotguy707 (15 days ago)
Random Acts of Video Yes it would
fred jeep (30 days ago)
Great video. But a question: Why descend to 9000 before confirming the condition of the aircraft? Would you not want that precious 1000 feet of altitude if there were something actually wrong with the aircraft?
johnmeye (30 days ago)
Enjoyed this but first officer seems uncommunicative.
Sumatra Animator (30 days ago)
Glad you sirvived that :-) Do you tell your wife '-Your controls' when you pass her over the Tv remote control?
35ozgur (30 days ago)
When I ve money I will buy a sex simulator :) or like this one .... This machine can give you much more pleasure
ColtDeltaElite10mm (30 days ago)
MandoMonge (30 days ago)
Always so helpful to watch, makes me aware of everything on the FD as we’re doing our drills in the cabin
frogstamper (8 days ago)
Having watched many episodes of Air Crash Investigation the one question I have is this, in case of depressurization or worse fire and/or smoke in the cockpit why haven't pilots got breathing apparatus that covers the eyes? I remember the South African 747 in the eighties had smoke in the cockpit and the breathing apparatus didn't cover the eyes, and the pilots not being able to see sadly crashing into the Indian Ocean. I would have thought that all breathing apparatus nowadays would cover the entire face and be mandatory.
Chad Chesser (7 days ago)
They have oxygen mask and the pilots can actually open a window in the cockpit..so opening the window would vent the cockpit and with a mask you could still stay awake.
bobby cvSixFour (30 days ago)
Mentour Pilot, WOW, everytime I think you have nothing more to add, LOOK OUT!!! SUPER GREAT RECORDING. Just gets better and better.
RickySTT (30 days ago)
So, when the rapid descent begins, after I don my own mask first and then assist other passengers, I should start working on my ears.
Bruce Wagenberg (30 days ago)
It helps enabling closed caption for this excellent video. How do you maintain 9K level flight with the thrust levers still at idle?
James Foucar (1 month ago)
Start with the headset! LOL
Jeremy Borrett (1 month ago)
small question, is this situation, is it standard practice for the flight commander to be the pilot flying?
Jeremy Borrett (1 month ago)
@Mentour Pilot thanks for the video! it must be quite an adrenaline rush doing such things...
Mentour Pilot (1 month ago)
Yes, at least in my airline
Ian Leitch (1 month ago)
Once the passenger masks have dropped and been used, are the chemical generators all physically replaced or recharged? This must be a significant task?
Mentour Pilot (1 month ago)
Yes, they all have to be replaced
RB (1 month ago)
So evidently if a woman has headaches she should drink water and it will work 3 out of 5 times
Al Noé (1 month ago)
I'm curious mentour pilot, where are you from?...could you please make a video about the english languaje skills needed to become a pilot?, also when I watch videos of pilots interacting with the ATC I find it EXTREMELY difficult to understand what they are saying, even in MY OWN LANGUAJE!! and after knowing the actual phraseology (let alone in english, even though I obviously should understand what they are saying)...is that normal?. I think I have a quite good english level yet I really struggle understanding comms and retaining information when watching videos of real ATC and pilots interacting, whats going on?. Thanks a ton for your top quality content, keep it up!
Infinite Flight School (1 month ago)
What was the rate of descent?
Sabeillard x (1 month ago)
Great video! (is the co-pilot a portuguese guy?)
Donald Moser (1 month ago)
Great video. Thanks. A question though: The alarm went off at 1:15 mark and obviously you are very busy trying to fly the plane. Am I correct in that the passengers didn't get oxygen until 2:17, or 62 seconds later? If so, you're going to have a plane-full of unconscious passengers.
Donald Moser (30 days ago)
@Mentour Pilot - Thanks for clarifying and calming the nerves of some of the flying public.
Mentour Pilot (1 month ago)
The oxygen is automatically released. We release the button as a backup only
Edmond Hung (1 month ago)
9:44, Elton is focusing on his hair style. I guess this is important to prevent bad picture on news paper. As you always said, every action have a very good reason behind it, so I guess that's it
Ronny Bøe (1 month ago)
The sound quality must be a safety concern
norwegian 001 (11 days ago)
scaam009 (1 month ago)
That's a fake plane
Mike P (28 days ago)
Fake is not a right expression. It's a flight simulator for training purposes. The flight simulator is an important training method for the pilots.
souocara38able (1 month ago)
That situation kept the pilots pretty busy but now just imagine the pilots that have an engine explode and pierce the cabin or window. they have the depressurization, engine failure and structural integrity failure all the same time along with injured passengers
smokie128 (1 month ago)
Very interesting to see! Question, if your plane is equipped with spoilers, would they be used in an emergency descent scenario to get to a lower altitude quicker?
Junaid Farooqui (1 month ago)
Forgive me ... but after reading the title, I thought you were in a real aircraft!😅
Chrisbean (1 month ago)
1. Officer smurk and not taking it serious, really hope he clean up his act before flying in real life. Seems incompetent if he was in real situation
Brent Boswell (1 month ago)
I've heard that some airlines and aircraft have automated PA announcements that happen when the cabin O2 masks deploy...is this true?
Roger Stone (28 days ago)
Yes - they refer to it in the final communications with the cabin crew. I was surprised it got this far into the exercise without the captain being able to address the passengers - obviously they have to take care of the emergency first, but as a passenger I'd want to hear from the boss as soon as possible.
Diogo Pinto (1 month ago)
Bait title alert
Christopher Johnson (1 month ago)
Really, Really Cooooolllll! CJ
Paul Torresi (1 month ago)
I’m glad there was no mention of god. Then you would really be in trouble .
Amlan Gupta (1 month ago)
Very neat, thanks.
GiddeonFox (1 month ago)
Oh hey, that brief clip you showed of a depressurization issue did an emergency landing at Tampa International, I live like a mile away!
Julie Manarin (1 month ago)
I'm flying in the spring...now I'm scared!
Mike P (28 days ago)
There is no need to be worried. The loss of cabin pressure is rare.
Happy Hentai Haiku (1 month ago)
Newly released IMs from Boeing's 737 chief technical pilot, Mark Forkner more or less prove the entire 737 Max concept should never have been pursued. Rather than penny-pinch and try to keep a "past its prime" airframe alive [by hanging grossly overpowered engines on pylon geometry never intended for that kind of thrust] Boeing should have retired in the 737 in favor of an-new design Instead, Boeing worked to hide the fatal flaw through buggy software compensation and the pilots of the fatal Ethiopian Airlines and Lion Air flights had absolutely no clue as to how poorly developed the MCAS system was or how to correct for its flaws because greed
Robert Buchanan (1 month ago)
why don't they install small cameras around the outside of the aircraft so pilots can look over the aircraft to look for structural damage?
Sakari Nieminen (28 days ago)
Icing, steaming, dirt, bird strikes etc. Good idea but probably very unreliable
OGDC (1 month ago)
Ok, so this maneuver should only be performed when????
Mike P (28 days ago)
When there is a sudden loss of cabin pressure.
Metallic (1 month ago)
Hey Mentour, nice video :D Just wondering, what are your thoughts on the new Qantas Sydney to JFK route? Maybe a topic to discuss? 😂 - Metallic
Clock Work (1 month ago)
Great video and insight as to how pilot's would react to a rapid decompression. I presumed that the pilot would take control and disengage autopilot. So I've learned something new. But at what point in an emergency would a pilot take full manual control?
Manuel Fischer (1 month ago)
I am using this as training for the upcoming Microsoft FlightSim :)
Alan Jackson (1 month ago)
Nice video
Alan Jackson (1 month ago)
Checking of hair (1st officer).. Check 😂
Be yourself Forever (1 month ago)
Det låter som att du är svensk🤔 har jag rätt😜?
Jaffar jaffar (1 month ago)
Thanks mentor APPRECIATE your efforts for the sake for viewers ❤🇧🇭 Looking forward for existing lessons and Maneuvers Excellent training Captain
Mattes Rocket (1 month ago)
incredibly how in the year 2019, where all thinkable technic exists, the quality of the communication in a cockpit is still extremly poor, all this background noises, interferrences, air/breath sounds are not electronically filtered out. Isn't a clear communication crucial for safty? This communication technic sounds like from a toy walkie talkie.