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by elaw
Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Turbulent Landing
Replies: 23
Views: 102

Re: Turbulent Landing

surely that amount of movement and buffeting calls for another go once it has died down a bit. We recently had several bouts of weather that brought winds similar to those shown in the video. In at least one case they lasted for a day and a half... that seems like kind of a long time to hold. :mrgr...
by elaw
Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:08 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Turbulent Landing
Replies: 23
Views: 102

Re: Cowboy Improvisational Airmanship

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AuXH1htEhyc Was this approach stabilized??? I do not think we were on the centerline EVER...still turning at what? 100 feet? We call that the "simulated Kai Tak arrival", where you fly a beautiful approach to a runway then at the last minute change your mind and land...
by elaw
Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:55 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Good For Delta - Crackdown on Comfort Animals
Replies: 5
Views: 29

Re: Good For Delta - Crackdown on Comfort Animals

The cargo hold is not a particularly good place for him...
Heh... good luck getting the airlines to admit that!
by elaw
Sat Jan 20, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Good For Delta - Crackdown on Comfort Animals
Replies: 5
Views: 29

Re: Good For Delta - Crackdown on Comfort Animals

You're going in the wrong direction.

The airlines and safety/procedure Nazis want robots in the cockpit... not carbon-based life forms that are capable of using judgement and making independent decisions.
by elaw
Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Good For Delta - Crackdown on Comfort Animals
Replies: 5
Views: 29

Re: Good For Delta - Crackdown on Comfort Animals

I identify as a badger between 3 and 6 PM Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Saturdays and I find this very offensive. :mrgreen:
by elaw
Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Turbulent Landing
Replies: 23
Views: 102

Re: Turbulent Landing

Absolutely tremendous job by the crew, all kidding aside. Agreed! There's a lot of discussion of pilots screwing up on this and other fora, much less frequently do we see credit given when it's due. I think credit should also be given to any of the pax who were able to retain the contents of their ...
by elaw
Thu Jan 18, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Airplane - Explained At Last
Replies: 2
Views: 31

Re: Airplane - Explained At Last

Seconded!

I have a copy too... it's kind of weird watching a movie that's basically Airplane without all the humor.
by elaw
Mon Jan 15, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Interesting (recent) total air disasters
Replies: 23
Views: 351

Re: Security measures turning aganist us... again.

A video system tries to catch fire and cause a total air disaster.
Moscow's Transport Prosecution Office reported there was sparking and smoke pollution from the video surveillance equipment due to a wiring/insulation fault.
Video surveillance equipment? What/who are they surveilling?
by elaw
Sun Jan 14, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Squid lures 737 into sea.
Replies: 12
Views: 125

Re: Squid lures 737 into sea.

Ah, I think I understand now.

I'm going to adopt Evan's "solve all problems by making rules" philosophy and propose that a "no left turn" sign be posted at the appropriate location beside runway 11.
by elaw
Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Squid lures 737 into sea.
Replies: 12
Views: 125

Re: Squid lures 737 into sea.

Once again a gross misinterpretation of what happened.

The crew just decided their pax would like a nice trip to the beach, and decided to take them there! :mrgreen:
by elaw
Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Norwegian exceptionalism
Replies: 258
Views: 28091

Re: Norwegian exceptionalism

Now just add a few (hundred) casinos and luxury hotels and you'll be the best!
by elaw
Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: 787 inflight structural breakup in 3....2....1....
Replies: 426
Views: 40175

Re: 787 inflight structural breakup in 3....2....1....

Well the good news is, the plane now has a large opening in the side to vent the fumes that will be generated when the battery fails...
by elaw
Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: New AD Logo for 2018
Replies: 45
Views: 426

Re: New AD Logo for 2018

The directors of the firm hired to produce the AD.info llogos after the other people had been sacked, wish it to be known that they have just been sacked. The llogos have been completed in an entirely different style at great expense and at the last minute.
:lol:
by elaw
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: New AD Logo for 2018
Replies: 45
Views: 426

Re: New AD Logo for 2018

I think the ideal logo would incorporate a mangled airplane, a squid, and a llama.
by elaw
Sat Jan 06, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: New AD Logo for 2018
Replies: 45
Views: 426

Re: New AD Logo for 2018

Tell that to the geese...
...who were operating in Class D airspace with no radio, no clearance, no transponder, no ADS-B...
Thank God they don't have opposable thumbs or they'd be pulling circuit breakers too, and we'd all be doomed.
by elaw
Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Annual Squid roundup 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 88

Re: Annual Squid roundup 2017

You mean you're not one of the 0.0001% either? 8-)
by elaw
Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Interesting (recent) total air disasters
Replies: 23
Views: 351

Re: Bird on a Plane

A different kind of total ornithodisaster...
The airline reported the flight crew noticed a small bird on the flight deck, which had obviously entered the aircraft during boarding.
And that is why they should be checking IDs at the gate! :mrgreen:
by elaw
Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Railroad Thread
Replies: 304
Views: 58722

Re: Cowboy Train Engineers

initiate a retraining effort with a spiffy, impactful name!
I suggest "Go slower and live".
by elaw
Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: I.....am.......angry.
Replies: 13
Views: 229

Re: I.....am.......angry.

f***ing up a new, perfectly good tyre due to local councile negligence is something totally different and not to be expected. ...in Norway. Here in "the greatest country in the world", it happens all the time. :( Back when I used to live in the city, I would joke to friends that they should put up ...
by elaw
Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: I.....am.......angry.
Replies: 13
Views: 229

Re: I.....am.......angry.

That's possible... I was thinking it might have had to do with how the tire-pressure warning system works. Many such systems have a sensor in each wheel. But others, including many VAG products (VAG is Skoda's parent) use the ABS sensors to read the speed of each wheel. When a tire is underinflated,...
by elaw
Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: I.....am.......angry.
Replies: 13
Views: 229

Re: I.....am.......angry.

Ouch! If I did the conversion correctly that's about US$370... I've never paid more than about $150 for a tire. You definitely did the right thing though... performance of that mini-spare in snow might have been worse than the summer tire. It's also a little surprising/scary that the low-pressure wa...
by elaw
Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:15 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Discussion of Beech Bananza Crash - Instrument Failure
Replies: 27
Views: 485

Re: Discussion of Beech Bananza Crash - Engine Failure

That being said, please list the other things likely to cause an engine to fail 1 mile short of your intended destination after a multi-state flight. Failure to set the mixture control to rich? Descending from an airmass that's not conducive to carburetor icing into one that is? Fuel in one tank bu...
by elaw
Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: ULTRA PATHETIC CHRISTMAS LOGO
Replies: 6
Views: 620

Re: ULTRA PATHETIC CHRISTMAS LOGO

To hell with the critics... I like it. :clap:

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