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by 3WE
Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:39 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Discussion of Beech Bananza Crash - Instrument Failure
Replies: 23
Views: 181

Re: Discussion of Beech Bananza Crash - Instrument Failure

I was going to weigh in on this, but then I realized Gabe would just disagree and post a 4-page discourse on why he disagrees, so I decided to save us both the effort. My loss. I'm sure I would fudge up and spiral, crash, burn and did died (like most all 'good pilots' do)...complacency, shock and m...
by 3WE
Sun Dec 10, 2017 11:51 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Smithsonian Channel Air Disasters- Atlantic Airways 670, BAE 146 Overrun.
Replies: 11
Views: 93

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

Chaps, this really has to stop. Reasonable, informed and sensible debate?! It's not 2007 you know! :) Humor noted. Similarly, I declare that you have offended my fragile persona and I shall start a Twitter campaign to boycott AD.info. And, for the serious side, indeed...the 10? of us participant di...
by 3WE
Fri Dec 08, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Railroad Thread
Replies: 296
Views: 57437

Re: Transportation Safety Statistics

I thought that at some other time, it was more like the grand average was about 1 killed in the course of a career.
They're getting more efficient.
Indeed.

El Presidente wishes us to be more efficient.
by 3WE
Fri Dec 08, 2017 5:13 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Railroad Thread
Replies: 296
Views: 57437

Transportation Safety Statistics

Just heard an interesting sound-byte/bullet point: "As a train conductor/engineer, you can expect to kill 5 people in the course of a normal career" I thought that at some other time, it was more like the grand average was about 1 killed in the course of a career. No interest in making 1:1 parallels...
by 3WE
Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:12 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Kidney Stones
Replies: 30
Views: 317

Re: Kidney Stones

I could be wrong, but it looks to be pine or some similar resinous wood. I always thought that was a recipe for a chimney fire due to rapid accumulation of incomplete combustion residues........ Please enlighten me..... Does Per have an FADEC stove? (50% sarcasm) Yes, she's called Margareth. 8-) Pe...
by 3WE
Fri Dec 08, 2017 1:09 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Kidney Stones
Replies: 30
Views: 317

Re: Kidney Stones

When we burn pine it is with full airflow and reheat. Good procedure! Not a problem. Violation of fundamental CRM that it's important to monitor the chimney that the updraft is not too swift, hot or roaring. Also, cowboy, improvisational recklessness... Is your stove big, fancy, expensive and attra...
by 3WE
Thu Dec 07, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Discussion of Beech Bananza Crash - Instrument Failure
Replies: 23
Views: 181

Re: Discussion of Beech Bananza Crash - Instrument Failure

***Well, in the way you describe it, and in my opinion for whatever it's worth, it is a strange skill akin to riding a bicycle in the middle of the forest with your eyes blinded and avoiding the trees by smelling them and detecting the echo of the ambient noise on them. I am much closer to the appr...
by 3WE
Thu Dec 07, 2017 9:21 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Discussion of Beech Bananza Crash - Instrument Failure
Replies: 23
Views: 181

Re: Discussion of Beech Bananza Crash - Engine Failure

***We crashed one today in flyover.*** Todays news: 4000 hour pilot. 2001 Aircraft (pretty new) Correction (or I read it more slower) that the plane was arriving FROM Arizona and on short final to the intended destination reporting engine problems. The fact that it was at the end of the flight (not...
by 3WE
Thu Dec 07, 2017 3:33 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Kidney Stones
Replies: 30
Views: 317

Re: Kidney Stones

I could be wrong, but it looks to be pine or some similar resinous wood.
I always thought that was a recipe for a chimney fire due to rapid accumulation of incomplete combustion residues........
Please enlighten me.....
Does Per have an FADEC stove? (50% sarcasm)
by 3WE
Thu Dec 07, 2017 11:07 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: 757 Troubles, latest news...
Replies: 0
Views: 25

757 Troubles, latest news...

https://www.yahoo.com/news/m/820dbdb3-e2d7-3d1b-8f07-b4c890404519/ss_delta-flight-diverts-hundreds.html Inadequate redundancy, apparently. Or, overly squeezed, cost cutting maintenance and customer service issues. Delta 1234, is declaring an emergency... Also, some ironing regarding gates, air stair...
by 3WE
Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:54 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Kidney Stones
Replies: 30
Views: 317

Re: Kidney Stones

[Logphoto]
Impressive...

I think that sort of thing gave me an umbilical hernia once (relatively painless, though)
by 3WE
Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:49 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: ULTRA PATHETIC CHRISTMAS LOGO
Replies: 2
Views: 110

Re: ULTRA PATHETIC CHRISTMAS LOGO

Noice!
by 3WE
Thu Dec 07, 2017 2:42 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Discussion of Beech Bananza Crash - Instrument Failure
Replies: 23
Views: 181

Re: Discussion of Beech Bananza Crash - Engine Failure

http://www.stltoday.com/news/local/crime-and-courts/small-plane-crashes-at-chesterfield-gas-station-killing-pilot/article_c860b106-41a1-570f-b7f2-591ff1713f1f.html#tracking-source=home-top-story-1 We crashed one today in flyover. I always thought this airport had really good backup parallel highways...
by 3WE
Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:36 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: F.A.O.: 3WE
Replies: 520
Views: 22886

Re: F.A.O.: 3WE

LSD-744 seems quite torqued off at Brian...and Brian has his moodiness. I sometimes wonder if the LSD-744 nickname might have some truth... Who knows. I blame WWII . Indeed . Had it turned out differently, there'd probably be some crazy US dude with bad German posting about his love of a German-bui...
by 3WE
Tue Dec 05, 2017 12:17 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Discussion of Beech Bananza Crash - Instrument Failure
Replies: 23
Views: 181

Re: Discussion of Beech Bananza Crash - Instrument Failure

... make appropriate pitch input from memory... Good luck. Read, damn it...it’s a skill... no luck involved and I did it mr outsider [/ BBie flame] It’s not rocket surgery, a dumbass Aggie did doed it!!!!! The challenge is 1. The skill to recognize when your vacuum gyros crap out, and then 2. havin...
by 3WE
Tue Dec 05, 2017 3:19 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Discussion of Beech Bananza Crash - Instrument Failure
Replies: 23
Views: 181

Re: Discussion of Beech Bananza Crash - Instrument Failure

...a wonderful exercise is “Vertical Ss”. Establish: -500 fpm, + 500 fpm, -400, + 400, -300, +300, - 200 +200, -100, +100... Many of those cause minimal VISIBLE change on the AI... it was more muscle and buttock memory. Check VSI... make appropriate pitch input from memory... count to 10... check VS...
by 3WE
Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Smithsonian Channel Air Disasters- Atlantic Airways 670, BAE 146 Overrun.
Replies: 11
Views: 93

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

***It seems to me the biggest single cause of the accident here was the pilot's selection of emergency braking.*** ***No, the biggest single cause was the failure of the spoilers, undoubtedly.*** Anyone read what each other says around here? (Ok, sometimes I read it inaccurately) , but what did I s...
by 3WE
Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Discussion of Beech Bananza Crash - Instrument Failure
Replies: 23
Views: 181

Re: Discussion of Beech Bananza Crash - Instrument Failure

The VSI is very lagging. Good luck trying to track it. With nothing to "fix" the pitch, you will end up chasing it up and down. Look, man, I know what you are saying is technically correct. However, let me go Boeing Bobby on you and say that I have a whopping 5 hours of flight time managing pitch u...
by 3WE
Mon Dec 04, 2017 2:46 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Discussion of Beech Bananza Crash - Instrument Failure
Replies: 23
Views: 181

Re: Discussion of Beech Bananza Crash - Instrument Failure

***I believe that the problem with the TC as a backup for the AI is not the TC itself, but that it takes so much workload to manage the pitch by trying to follow trends on the ASI, ALT and VSI that one doesn't pay proper attention to the TC.*** My recollection was that the TC and the VSI became the...
by 3WE
Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:46 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Discussion of Beech Bananza Crash - Instrument Failure
Replies: 23
Views: 181

Re: Discussion of Beech Bananza Crash - Instrument Failure

***In any event, loss-of-control, crash, burn, die is a quite typical outcome for loosing the vacuum pump in IMC with only a TC and wet compass as back-up. So the back-up system (not just the TC itself) doesn't seem to be so great.*** A little hair splitting, but a lack of currency, practice, and c...
by 3WE
Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:59 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: F.A.O.: 3WE
Replies: 520
Views: 22886

Re: F.A.O.: 3WE

LSD-744 seems quite torqued off at Brian...and Brian has his moodiness. I sometimes wonder if the LSD-744 nickname might have some truth...

Who knows.
by 3WE
Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:48 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Discussion of Beech Bananza Crash - Instrument Failure
Replies: 23
Views: 181

Re: Discussion of Beech Bananza Crash - Instrument Failure

And doing real IMC with no back up and an OLD OLD vacuum pump... almost makes one wish for more regulations... ***Not that they (TCs) are very good back-ups.*** Disconcur. I found the TC to be an excellent bank indicator (don’t go technical on me, it basically does indicate bank for practical purpo...
by 3WE
Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:46 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Japanese CRM
Replies: 20
Views: 157

Re: Japanese CRM

Train: 1D Plane: 6D 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 minutes to hours ...
by 3WE
Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:06 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Japanese CRM
Replies: 20
Views: 157

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 set...
by 3WE
Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Japanese CRM
Replies: 20
Views: 157

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: I would much rather see a multiple step system: The yoke The AI The view of the nose vs the horizon out the window The ASI CONFIRMED, the current a...

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