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by elaw
Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Southwest engine went boom
Replies: 27
Views: 166

Re: Southwest engine went boom

Never mind the force on your body due to the pressure difference inside vs. outside the plane, once you're stuck in the opening.

9 PSI times... what's the surface area of an airliner window? Say the window is 10" x 12", that's 120 square inches times 9 PSI, that's 1080 lbs. of force.
by elaw
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:20 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Southwest engine went boom
Replies: 27
Views: 166

Re: Southwest engine went boom

Presumably this is not the case on WN (their flights are still general admission, right?) but there would be some massive irony here if the passenger in question had paid extra for a window seat. :roll:
by elaw
Wed Apr 18, 2018 1:17 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Southwest engine went boom
Replies: 27
Views: 166

Re: Southwest engine went boom

I wonder how much difference it would make? I'm not being sarcastic, I really do wonder. Unbelted your body gets pulled toward the window, your head probably goes outside the plane, and you get to experience a X00 MPH slipstream, low atmospheric pressure, and below-zero temps. Plus air trying to exi...
by elaw
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Southwest engine went boom
Replies: 27
Views: 166

Re: Southwest engine went boom

CNN:
Flight information provided by FlightRadar24 showed the plane went from approximately 30,000 feet to 13,000 feet in five minutes.
And... wait for it... pax are describing this 3,400 FPM descent as a "free fall". :roll:
by elaw
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:44 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Southwest engine went boom
Replies: 27
Views: 166

Re: Southwest engine went boom

Sucked pax did died.
Per
:( RIP
by elaw
Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:43 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Southwest engine went boom
Replies: 27
Views: 166

Re: Southwest engine went boom

This kind of engines explode when you shut off the wrong engine, Or don't they?
Uh... no?
by elaw
Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Southwest engine went boom
Replies: 27
Views: 166

Re: Southwest engine went boom

Is "exploded engine" one of the standard reasons for photo rejection there? :lol:
by elaw
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:21 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Southwest engine went boom
Replies: 27
Views: 166

Southwest engine went boom

Seems a Southwest Fokker CRJ-2747 had a little engine boo-boo just now: https://www.cbsnews.com/news/southwest- ... m-updates/
by elaw
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:35 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Sorry Boing
Replies: 13
Views: 121

Re: Sorry Boing

How about this?
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by elaw
Wed Apr 11, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Sorry Boing
Replies: 13
Views: 121

Re: Sorry Boing

Sorry, not acceptable, it's backlit. :mrgreen:
by elaw
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Sorry Boing
Replies: 13
Views: 121

Re: Sorry Boing

If it's not Lockheed, I'm not going.
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:mrgreen:
by elaw
Wed Apr 11, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Sorry Boing
Replies: 13
Views: 121

Re: Sorry Boing

Image ??
by elaw
Wed Apr 11, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Sorry Boing
Replies: 13
Views: 121

Re: Sorry Boing

Plastic airplanes, plastic furniture... what's next, plastic cars?
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:lol:
by elaw
Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Fumes kills pilot
Replies: 23
Views: 505

Re: Fumes kills pilot

Check out the third post in this thread: http://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=723265
by elaw
Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:04 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Fumes kills pilot
Replies: 23
Views: 505

Re: Fumes kills pilot

Yeah I've got no problem with giving the oil all the help it needs to keep the engine happy. Apparently it just needs a little help staying out of the cabin. :?
by elaw
Fri Apr 06, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Fumes kills pilot
Replies: 23
Views: 505

Re: Fumes kills pilot

the little oil leak was gone by the time the mechanics got to it Or the fact they checked the engine at 30000+/- feet lower altitude may have been a factor... Also I found the mention of decades-earlier research on the effect of oil fumes interesting for one specific reason: jets use synthetic oil,...
by elaw
Mon Apr 02, 2018 11:54 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Self-driving Uber Car Total Disaster
Replies: 9
Views: 395

Re: Self-driving Uber Car Total Disaster

...because cowboy monkey drivers don't understand (or care) how autopilot works.

Hmm, why does this seem familiar?
by elaw
Sat Mar 31, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Best Christmas present ever
Replies: 1
Views: 109

Best Christmas present ever

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeyM74eSyrw

The look on that guy's face after his first flight in a light plane is priceless. :clap:
by elaw
Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:07 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Self-driving Uber Car Total Disaster
Replies: 9
Views: 395

Re: Self-driving Uber Car Total Disaster

There will only be autonomous mobility solutions.
Self-driving, flying autonomous mobility solutions!

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by elaw
Wed Mar 21, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Should we tell Evan about this?
Replies: 3
Views: 213

Should we tell Evan about this?

It might make his head explode: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aQSDZOZ0cJ0 :lol:
by elaw
Tue Mar 20, 2018 7:05 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Important site policy question
Replies: 2
Views: 179

Important site policy question

by elaw
Mon Mar 19, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: I'm not entirely sure what this is...
Replies: 2
Views: 156

I'm not entirely sure what this is...

...but I'm pretty sure it belongs here: http://www.clickhole.com/clickventure/y ... at-6169#1,

:? :mrgreen:
by elaw
Fri Mar 09, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Are these flight attendants?
Replies: 7
Views: 374

Re: Are these flight attendants?

Well, you know, in aviation there are a lot of strict rules that must be followed. For safety reasons, of course. :lol:
by elaw
Wed Mar 07, 2018 8:18 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Are these flight attendants?
Replies: 7
Views: 374

Re: Are these flight attendants?

These are stewardesses.

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And that is an airplane.

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