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by elaw
Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: I.....am.......angry.
Replies: 11
Views: 76

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: 11
Views: 76

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: 11
Views: 76

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: 281

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: 532

Re: ULTRA PATHETIC CHRISTMAS LOGO

To hell with the critics... I like it. :clap:
by elaw
Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Smithsonian Channel Air Disasters- Atlantic Airways 670, BAE 146 Overrun.
Replies: 27
Views: 225

Re: Smithsonian Channel Air Disasters- Atlantic Airways 670, BAE 146 Overrun.

I see your point, but "almost no weight on the wheels" at the moment the plane touches down is a thing with every plane that doesn't have spoilers, including the ones you and I have flown! I suppose the difference is the 172 driver knows and expects that, and knows not to stand on the brakes the mom...
by elaw
Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Smithsonian Channel Air Disasters- Atlantic Airways 670, BAE 146 Overrun.
Replies: 27
Views: 225

Re: Smithsonian Channel Air Disasters- Atlantic Airways 670, BAE 146 Overrun.

Besides, the pilot actions can't be taken as the root cause; clearly the pilots were set up to fail by having nothing on file for what to do if the spoilers don't. Probably true, but I'll bet dollars to doughnuts (because both are cheap) that they *were* trained that selecting "emergency braking" d...
by elaw
Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Discussion of Beech Bananza Crash - Instrument Failure
Replies: 27
Views: 281

Re: Discussion of Beech Bananza Crash - Instrument Failure

Or... make no pitch input at all! Or roll input. If you're flying along straight and level with the plane properly trimmed (having rudder trim available helps here) and you suddenly find yourself in the soup, it seems like the best short-term course of action would be to remove your hands from the y...
by elaw
Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Discussion of Beech Bananza Crash - Instrument Failure
Replies: 27
Views: 281

Re: Discussion of Beech Bananza Crash - Instrument Failure

Or a lack of computers to fly the airplane, depending on who you ask.
by elaw
Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Smithsonian Channel Air Disasters- Atlantic Airways 670, BAE 146 Overrun.
Replies: 27
Views: 225

Re: Smithsonian Channel Air Disasters- Atlantic Airways 670, BAE 146 Overrun.

How can you increase WOW?
Get pizza delivered? :mrgreen:

It seems to me the biggest single cause of the accident here was the pilot's selection of emergency braking. Everything seems to indicate that had he not moved that one lever to that one position, there would be nothing to discuss here.
by elaw
Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Japanese CRM
Replies: 20
Views: 211

Re: Japanese CRM

The bigger difference: If a train jumps the tracks, you pull the brake and enjoy the ride (noting that the brakes can come on automatically, anyway). When Hal reverts to normal law or the tail busts off (think B-52), or an engine shreds the hydraulics, you have seconds to hours of various levels of...
by elaw
Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:03 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Japanese CRM
Replies: 20
Views: 211

Re: Japanese CRM

The other thing that puzzles me, above and beyond the "pulling back relentlessly" thing, is why the pilot thought he had to do anything at all with the flight controls? 15 seconds before the AP disconnected, the plane was flying along, straight and level and stable, with specific trim and power sett...
by elaw
Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Japanese CRM
Replies: 20
Views: 211

Re: Japanese CRM

Gah... another double post... removed.

Why the heck is there no option to delete a post on this site? :(
by elaw
Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Japanese CRM
Replies: 20
Views: 211

Re: Japanese CRM

Gosh, I certainly hope Sully didn't say that... And after rewatching the video... you're right, he didn't. My memory must have been playing tricks on me. :roll: Here's the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kERSSRJant0 I think what was going through my mind is that he stated that the pilot had ...
by elaw
Sat Dec 02, 2017 3:16 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Japanese CRM
Replies: 20
Views: 211

Re: Japanese CRM

I was recently watching a video on Youtube from a program hosted by "Sully", trying to explain what happened on AF447. They were (I assume) in a simulator, trying to demonstrate what the crew experienced. Several times during the video, the narrators (of which Sully was one) explained that due to in...
by elaw
Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:50 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Japanese CRM
Replies: 20
Views: 211

Re: Japanese CRM

Kidding aside, as I think most of us know this technique (or one a lot like it) is already in use in airplane cockpits. Challenge-response checklists being one example. The problem comes when someone (with our without pointing) is supposed to look and see something, looks, and due to habit "sees" so...
by elaw
Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:43 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Japanese CRM
Replies: 20
Views: 211

Re: Japanese CRM

I can see it now... nonstop for 2-1/2 hours, one pilot keeps pointing and speaking:

"The ground"... "the sky"... "the ground"... "the sky"...

:mrgreen:
by elaw
Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Baling (alt. bailing) INTO an aircraft
Replies: 2
Views: 82

Re: Baling (alt. bailing) INTO an aircraft

The stupid is strong with these two...
by elaw
Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Boeing Deception: 777X Wing Actually Elongated 787 Wing
Replies: 10
Views: 881

Re: Boeing Deception: 777X Wing Actually Elongated 787 Wing

With a composite fan more than 11 feet in diameter tucked inside a 14-and-a-half foot nacelle...
Wow... I remember when engines came out that were so big a person could stand in the intake. Now there's almost room for two! :shock:
by elaw
Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:23 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Not_Stereotypical [b]Regional[/b] Flight Attendant
Replies: 8
Views: 239

Re: Not_Stereotypical [b]Regional[/b] Flight Attendant

Of all the ridiculous things to celebrate...
This is an excellent time to remind all of my fellow forumites that my 8th Anniversary in AD.Info is in a few days... :clap:
Only 52 more and you'll get... a free small soda or something. :mrgreen:
by elaw
Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:22 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Not_Stereotypical [b]Regional[/b] Flight Attendant
Replies: 8
Views: 239

Re: Not_Stereotypical [b]Regional[/b] Flight Attendant

Her arms must be wicked tired!

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