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by elaw
Thu Apr 18, 2019 11:55 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Are [i]we[/i] comfortable with how wings work?
Replies: 32
Views: 421

Re: Are [i]we[/i] comfortable with how wings work?

A burger without cheese is like an airline seat without enough legroom... just wrong. :lol:
by elaw
Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: FAO: Gabriel; Why don't [i]we[/i] just unplug MCAS?
Replies: 17
Views: 146

Re: FAO: Gabriel; Why don't [i]we[/i] just unplug MCAS?

But how about some sort of "endorsement" system where to fly the new damn-similar-to-the-old plane, you spend maybe 2 hours in a classroom and 1/2 hour in a sim, being instructed on what's different about this plane vs. the one you were previously rated on? "We" do that already, but thanks for the ...
by elaw
Tue Apr 16, 2019 2:09 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: THERE HAS BEEN A NEAR-TOTAL NOTRE DAME DISASTER!!!!!
Replies: 5
Views: 60

Re: THERE HAS BEEN A NEAR-TOTAL NOTRE DAME DISASTER!!!!!

It sounds like there were a lot of people in the cathedral when the fire started... maybe they have a witness? Saw a candle get knocked over or something like that?
by elaw
Tue Apr 16, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: FAO: Gabriel; Why don't [i]we[/i] just unplug MCAS?
Replies: 17
Views: 146

Re: FAO: Gabriel; Why don't [i]we[/i] just unplug MCAS?

I wonder if a partial solution to this sort of thing would be a revamp of how type ratings work. It appears now it's "all or nothing"... if you're rated on the old-school 737 and they decide you need a new one for the 737-CrashMatic, you have to go through an entire new training program. This of cou...
by elaw
Sun Apr 14, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Certified Carbon Free Sugar
Replies: 6
Views: 73

Re: Certified Carbon Free Sugar

Wow, that would go great with my gluten-free water!
by elaw
Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:35 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: TWA Hotel Soon to Open at JFK
Replies: 9
Views: 527

Re: TWA Hotel Soon to Open at JFK

...the Constellation...
Maybe they should put that thing back into service... I bet it doesn't have a failure-prone system that causes it to try to dive into the ground unexpectedly!
by elaw
Sun Apr 07, 2019 3:13 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Ethiopian 737
Replies: 89
Views: 1326

Re: Ethiopian 737

"Alexa, what is it doing now?"
Playing... "How soon is now" by The Smiths

"Alexa, tell me the memory items for trim runaway"
Accessing... "Where Is Tim Gunn From Project Runway?"

:mrgreen:
by elaw
Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:10 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Ethiopian 737
Replies: 89
Views: 1326

Re: Ethiopian 737


The AoA indicators will still be optional.
But they will be included on the 737 MAX GTS Package which will also include leather-wrapped control yokes and carbon fiber cockpit armrests.
Is that the one that includes Alexa? :lol:
by elaw
Sun Apr 07, 2019 1:21 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Ethiopian 737
Replies: 89
Views: 1326

Re: Ethiopian 737

Interesting article on Vox.com re Boeing, aeroplane design, economics, and lots of related matters oh my: https://www.vox.com/2019/4/5/18296646/boeing-737-max-mcas-software-update An interesting tidbit I haven't seen mentioned here or there before: the a/c model in question had an AOA-sensor-disagre...
by elaw
Wed Apr 03, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: April Fools?
Replies: 17
Views: 276

Re: April Fools 2- NEW Yahoo Headline.

what if I crash into said uber-safe aeroplanie?
Covering the entire aeroplane in 1" of EPS foam should reduce the risk to an acceptable level. 2" of bubble-wrap may be used as an alternative.
by elaw
Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: April Fools?
Replies: 17
Views: 276

Re: April Fools?

Do you have an equation to compute the lift generated by an airplane fuselage?
by elaw
Mon Apr 01, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: April Fools?
Replies: 17
Views: 276

Re: April Fools?

Seems it's real: https://chicago.cbslocal.com/2019/04/01 ... ht-delays/

That, or a vast airplane-wing conspiracy...
by elaw
Wed Mar 27, 2019 5:39 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Ethiopian 737
Replies: 89
Views: 1326

Re: Ethiopian 737

Proof positive they should all be scrapped... no aircraft should ever have two things go wrong with it! :roll: :mrgreen:
by elaw
Wed Mar 27, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Ethiopian 737
Replies: 89
Views: 1326

Re: Ethiopian 737

Well, there's "feel" and there's "feel"... If the airplane has a (working) AoA indicator, if the needle feels like it's in the red zone, you're probably stalling. If not, you're probably not. :lol: Non-working, doubtful, or not-present AoA indicator? Well, if the engines are making power (evidenced ...
by elaw
Wed Mar 27, 2019 1:49 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Ethiopian 737
Replies: 89
Views: 1326

Re: Ethiopian 737

I do side with Evanie a bit that maybe more than one sensor to trigger this thing is appropriate...
Concur. Especially when the additional sensors are already present!
by elaw
Wed Mar 27, 2019 10:58 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Ethiopian 737
Replies: 89
Views: 1326

Re: Ethiopian 737

To give some perspective, 40 seconds is about 3 average-length or 1.5 longish TV commercials. That amount of time seems like a month when you're on the edge of your seat waiting to find out whether Bortus' egg has hatched ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TBdoTyC3V34 ). And it seems like it would be...
by elaw
Tue Mar 26, 2019 6:00 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Ethiopian 737
Replies: 89
Views: 1326

Re: Ethiopian 737

IMHO the punctures in that panel can mean only one thing, and that my worst fear has come true: someone has found a way to weaponize porcupines.
by elaw
Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Not_Breaking: Total Air Disaster in Flyover, 50+ Years ago
Replies: 5
Views: 185

Re: Not_Breaking: Total Air Disaster in Flyover, 50+ Years ago

Somewhat OT but a few days ago I watched the film "First Man" that makes brief reference to the above-mentioned accident. It's a great film... highly recommended.
by elaw
Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Some Good News Once in Awhile
Replies: 9
Views: 175

Re: Some Good News Once in Awhile

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by elaw
Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:51 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: F.A.O.: Tony
Replies: 24
Views: 331

Re: F.A.O.: Tony

Make sure to quiz the pilots and make sure they know what to do in case of a trim runaway... just in case.
by elaw
Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: F.A.O.:Gabiee- Re: What's the trim doing now?
Replies: 15
Views: 297

Re: F.A.O.:Gabiee- Re: What's the trim doing now?

Am I the only one who's doing some serious head-scratching about the postflight actions of the prior crew of Lion Air? You'd kind of think maybe they'd mention to someone that the airplane tried to dive into the ground of its own accord and nearly succeeded, and maybe someone should have a look at i...
by elaw
Thu Mar 21, 2019 11:11 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: F.A.O.: 3WE
Replies: 663
Views: 47411

Re: F.A.O.: 3WE

IMHO not Evanie (surprisingly) but Black Ram.

I'm actually quite bummed by this (note lack of blue font)... BB never was the best at giving people warm fuzzies, but he did offer a lot of useful input and a unique (for the forum) perspective. :(
by elaw
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:13 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Are [i]we[/i] comfortable with how wings work?
Replies: 32
Views: 421

Re: Are [i]we[/i] comfortable with how wings work?

Remember- according to many books, wingies are more curveyey on top and flattery on bottom because Bernoulli sucks on the top, producing much more lift on top... Would now be a good time to mention things like hang-glider wings and windsurfer sails* that are curved on the bottom too? Because they'r...
by elaw
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Are [i]we[/i] comfortable with how wings work?
Replies: 32
Views: 421

Re: Are [i]we[/i] comfortable with how wings work?

Would now be a good time to bring up the subject of an aircraft that is flying inverted? :twisted:
by elaw
Mon Mar 18, 2019 11:08 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Atlas 767, Houston
Replies: 72
Views: 1303

Re: Atlas 767, Houston

Can anyone think of a weather phenomenon that would explain the above? I can't. Sudden downdraft: airspeed remains about the same, VS goes negative, but pitch would not change significantly. Sudden updraft: the opposite - airspeed remains about the same, VS goes positive, pitch stays about the same....

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