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by Gabriel
Wed Oct 03, 2018 2:57 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: B 737-800 in the water in Micronesia
Replies: 11
Views: 189

Re: B 737-800 in the water in Micronesia

Could he have been hit by a small meteor while riding the rescue boat? (Just being a pure ass now. Please smile :-) )
You know, if it is not impossible, then it is possible. And when (if) you discard all the likely explanations, what remains, no matter how unlikely, holds the true.
by Gabriel
Tue Oct 02, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: B 737-800 in the water in Micronesia
Replies: 11
Views: 189

Re: B 737-800 in the water in Micronesia

I've seen news reports from before the body was found that included witnesses saying that the man did board one of the boats. Assuming that he was not pulled in already dead or severely injured (there was nothing on that on the witnesses account), that tends to discard the severe physical injury ver...
by Gabriel
Tue Oct 02, 2018 6:42 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: B 737-800 in the water in Micronesia
Replies: 11
Views: 189

Re: B 737-800 in the water in Micronesia

One fatality now confirmed. Same link.
by Gabriel
Sat Sep 29, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: B 737-800 in the water in Micronesia
Replies: 11
Views: 189

Re: B 737-800 in the water in Micronesia

There are seven more forums waiting with breathlessly for you to post this. I hope you won't disappoint them.
I will.
by Gabriel
Fri Sep 28, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: B 737-800 in the water in Micronesia
Replies: 11
Views: 189

Re: B 737-800 in the water in Micronesia

​http://avherald.com/h?article=4be42f25&opt=0 An Air Niugini Boeing 737-800, registration P2-PXE performing flight PX-73 from Pohnpei to Chuuk (Micronesia) with 35 passengers and 12 crew, was on final approach to Chuuk's runway 04 in poor weather when the aircraft came too low and touched down into ...
by Gabriel
Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Flight Report 9/10/2018
Replies: 12
Views: 175

Re: Flight Report 9/10/2018

- I am now wondering why I wasted my time writing "but close enough". Or this replay for this matter.
Wrong. Time spent on them interwebz is never wasted time!
You are right. Not even wasted.
by Gabriel
Fri Sep 28, 2018 12:48 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Flight Report 9/10/2018
Replies: 12
Views: 175

Re: Flight Report 9/10/2018

- I believed (wrongly now I know) that your "El Grande Barranco" was just a word-by-word translation of "The Grand Canyon" (what it is, but I didn't know you were joking), so I just wanted to let you know that we have a name in Spanish for this geographical feature because I though that maybe it cou...
by Gabriel
Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:32 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Convair C-131 crash in Pretoria
Replies: 12
Views: 420

Re: Convair C-131 crash in Pretoria

So, you have an engine fire. How do you manage to Not_pull the fire handle? There must be more to it than that, somehow... The crew apparently didn't know which was the explody engine (even with a fluctuating left engine RPM gauge, a left engine fire master caution light and a passenger telling the...
by Gabriel
Thu Sep 27, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Flight Report 9/10/2018
Replies: 12
Views: 175

Re: Flight Report 9/10/2018

I was hoping for my normal snarky sarcasm and wanted to say Big Gulley. How does uno habla dice Big Gully en Espanol?
El Barranco Grande o El Gran Barranco (no El Grande Barranco)
But close enough.
by Gabriel
Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Flight Report 9/10/2018
Replies: 12
Views: 175

Re: Flight Report 9/10/2018

Fotografia el Grande Barranco:
En español The Grand Canyon es conocido como El Cañón del Colorado.
by Gabriel
Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:05 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Delta 767 Blows its Flight to CDG
Replies: 3
Views: 111

Re: Delta 767 Blows its Flight to CDG

to accomplish this "excellent" landing?
Good, not perfect, since the airplane needs maintenance work before further flight.
by Gabriel
Wed Sep 26, 2018 3:02 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: 777 Down?
Replies: 128
Views: 17682

Re: 777 Down?

Animation shows the #2 engine flaming out with puffs of smoke. The autopilot supposedly tries to compensate with left rudder. Shortly thereafter #1 fails, the auto pilot shuts off and the plane eventually spirals into the ocean.
Slight fix.
by Gabriel
Wed Sep 26, 2018 2:59 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Convair C-131 crash in Pretoria
Replies: 12
Views: 420

Re: Convair C-131 crash in Pretoria

I must have missed something. What was the issue with the fire handle and was that a causal or contributing factor to the accident?
by Gabriel
Mon Sep 24, 2018 10:12 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Total Livery ailure
Replies: 11
Views: 216

Re: Total Livery ailure

Probably its retirement is more related to the fact that it was originally a test airplane, hence very early model, surely quite heavier than later models, and hence with useful load (since the max gross weight is the same) and hence with less range for a given payload, less payload for a given ran...
by Gabriel
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Total Livery ailure
Replies: 11
Views: 216

Re: Total Livery ailure

Only now I realize that the F is missing...
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by Gabriel
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Total Livery ailure
Replies: 11
Views: 216

Re: Total Livery ailure

The prototype 777-200, call sign B-HNL, rolled off the production line in 1994, eventually entering commercial service for Hong Kong's Cathay Pacific airline in 2000. Over the years it's clocked up 20,519 flights for Cathay. That's a whopping 49,687 hours of flying time. Meh, nothing impressive the...
by Gabriel
Fri Sep 21, 2018 11:30 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: From Aviation Typists Part xxxx
Replies: 11
Views: 291

Re: From Aviation Typists Part xxxx

I kinda feel for the good Uncle Doctor...He should have just bought this. [A319]
Screw that...how about this:

(Our would this type be better suited for Garrison?)

F4.JPG
Does it come with the missiles and all?
by Gabriel
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:02 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Total Livery ailure
Replies: 11
Views: 216

Re: Total Livery ailure

There are 16 kinds of people, those who understand hexadecimal numbers, and F the rest.
by Gabriel
Wed Sep 12, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Boeing Deception: 777X Wing Actually Elongated 787 Wing
Replies: 28
Views: 1893

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

OK, I buy the argument that increasing the aspect ratio can decrease the induced drag. But what about the tip vortices? If a wing is simply stretched but has the same form and lifting profile at the tip, it’s going to generate much the same vortices at the tip The claim that winglet orientation is ...
by Gabriel
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Boeing Deception: 777X Wing Actually Elongated 787 Wing
Replies: 28
Views: 1893

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

I thought winglets- to some extent- "dammed up" air that would otherwise spill over the side of the wing and generate wasted energy in vortexes. That is actually a fairly correct description....Now, did you realize that all your and my description works the same if the wiglet is horizontal?... Yes,...
by Gabriel
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:32 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Boeing Deception: 777X Wing Actually Elongated 787 Wing
Replies: 28
Views: 1893

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

A horizontal wiglet is more efficient than a vertical one. A distinguished aviation typist by the name of Garrison or something argued that orientation of the winglet doesn't actually matter, so long as its there. Of course, his degree is not in any kind of engineering... For the sake of reduction ...
by Gabriel
Wed Sep 12, 2018 2:29 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Boeing Deception: 777X Wing Actually Elongated 787 Wing
Replies: 28
Views: 1893

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

I thought winglets- to some extent- "dammed up" air that would otherwise spill over the side of the wing and generate wasted energy in vortexes. That is actually a fairly correct description. The winglets try to be a barrier, but end up being an inconvenience, for the air in the high-pressure lower...
by Gabriel
Tue Sep 11, 2018 6:13 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Boeing Deception: 777X Wing Actually Elongated 787 Wing
Replies: 28
Views: 1893

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

A horizontal wiglet is more efficient than a vertical one. Wiglets are used where you want to improve an existing "old" wing or when you want to keep the wingspan down to a max. Boeing found a different way to keep the wingspan down (on the ground) and have a wing as long as they wanted at the same ...
by Gabriel
Sat Sep 08, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Boeing Deception: 777X Wing Actually Elongated 787 Wing
Replies: 28
Views: 1893

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

Hinged wings, surely something I'd like to see malfunction while airborne.
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It is designed to be perfectly flyable and controllable with asymmetric wing folding (for example, if one tip folds midair)
by Gabriel
Sat Aug 18, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Near Total Disaster- Flyover Style. Almost a BBQ on the way to a BBQ
Replies: 3
Views: 171

Re: Near Total Disaster- Flyover Style. Almost a BBQ on the way to a BBQ

How does that Einstein quote go, about the universe and human stupidity both being infinite?
He was not so sure about the infiniteness of one of them.

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