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by Gabriel
Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:30 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Air Canada 777 tail strike
Replies: 9
Views: 57

Re: Air Canada 777 tail strike

How does smashing the airplane's fuselage into the runway qualify as a "good" landing? Please explain in 10,000 words or less. You know, the old joke that a good landing is where everybody walks away from it, and a perfect landing is a good landing where the plane can be re-used without needing rep...
by Gabriel
Thu Feb 14, 2019 1:28 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Air Canada 777 tail strike
Replies: 9
Views: 57

Re: Air Canada 777 tail strike

Every pilot always has a 1st landing in every new type they fly. And it never ends like this one did (i.e. in a good but not perfect landing).
Never?
Ok, never is a bit too much and not demonstrable. Almost never.
by Gabriel
Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Flight report Feb 2019
Replies: 56
Views: 325

Re: Flight report Feb 2019

You can see the picture of me sitting in 22A, this is what I mean that it is not a matter of comfort but of torture, pain, and geometry. My femur just doesn't fit there. Oh, and the picture was before the guy in front reclined his seat. Gabe, Great news! A solution has been found for your legroom p...
by Gabriel
Wed Feb 13, 2019 7:52 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Air Canada 777 tail strike
Replies: 9
Views: 57

Re: Air Canada 777 tail strike

Every pilot always has a 1st landing in every new type they fly. And it never ends like this one did (i.e. in a good but not perfect landing).
by Gabriel
Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:27 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Convair C-131 double-engine failure and ditching, 1 dead 1 injured.
Replies: 4
Views: 39

Re: Convair C-131 double-engine failure and ditching, 1 dead 1 injured.

Speculation in this forum has it as mis-fueling with Jet-A
Fixed.
Does Jet-A float over 100LL? Because the pane flew a good while at constant speed and altitude before starting to descend.

Anyway, since the FO is alive and stable, I think we will know.
by Gabriel
Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:08 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Convair C-131 double-engine failure and ditching, 1 dead 1 injured.
Replies: 4
Views: 39

Convair C-131 double-engine failure and ditching, 1 dead 1 injured.

Not posted there yet but I will commit the double-post sin. Given that it was a fatal accident that happened to an US airline in US soil (well, sea) and it involves the FAA and NTSB, it is strange that it didn't have any repercussion there . Speculation in different fora has it as fuel exhaustion. h...
by Gabriel
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Flight report Feb 2019
Replies: 56
Views: 325

Re: Flight report Feb 2019

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7x-RGfd0Yk -1 American units are not the same as Imperial units; quite a few of the latter are different; gallons for example. Correct, I forgot this other feature of the British-based units that contrasts with the metric system. You say 20 miles and then need to cl...
by Gabriel
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:35 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: 757 troubles. the latest news
Replies: 34
Views: 3148

Re: 757 troubles. the latest news

The 757 is dead and buried. Please don't dance on its grave.
Yes, it is dead and buried. Resurrecting it would be almost the opposite than dancing on its grave.
by Gabriel
Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:34 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: 757 troubles. the latest news
Replies: 34
Views: 3148

Re: 757 troubles. the latest news

As for shortening the 787, all else being equal a long and narrow plane is substantially preferable to a short and fat one. So many variables are involved in changing from long and narrow to short and fat that that I don't even know what you have in mind when you say "all else being equal". Given e...
by Gabriel
Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:29 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: 757 troubles. the latest news
Replies: 34
Views: 3148

Re: 757 troubles. the latest news

The other one would be to resurrect the 757. Maybe stretch the fuselage a bit, improve the wings, the systems and the cockpit (an the interior) to make it part of the 787 / 777-X "family". And of course put new engines that are 20% more fuel efficient than those in the original 757, and enter the w...
by Gabriel
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Flight report Feb 2019
Replies: 56
Views: 325

Re: Flight report Feb 2019

Oh, and that was only for the DFW-MEX flight. The automated system doesn't know about my anxiety and suffering for the 1-hour delay out of ELP thinking that I would miss my connection and important meetings, and even less about my even bigger suffering in the torture bench...er... economic-class seat.
by Gabriel
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Flight report Feb 2019
Replies: 56
Views: 325

Re: Flight report Feb 2019

Neat uh? And it was proactive. I didn't file a complaint or anything. I know, not much, it buys me 10% of a domestic flight. But still, I appreciate this automated (literally) gesture. Some human at management level had at least to take the decision to put this system in place. Hello Gabriel: It was...
by Gabriel
Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Flight report Feb 2019
Replies: 56
Views: 325

Re: Flight report Feb 2019

Was it Biscoff or something like that?
by Gabriel
Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Flight report Feb 2019
Replies: 56
Views: 325

Re: Flight report Feb 2019

Correct. After 1+ hour of delay fixing whatever technical glitch showed up, we could board. You can see the picture of me sitting in 22A, this is what I mean that it is not a matter of comfort but of torture, pain, and geometry. My femur just doesn't fit there. Oh, and the picture was before the guy...
by Gabriel
Sun Feb 10, 2019 9:57 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Flight report Feb 2019
Replies: 56
Views: 325

Re: Flight report Feb 2019

ELP-DFW-MEX
Sitting in the boarding area. Flight should have departed 10 minutes ago. We called the mech to fix a tech glitch in the Mad Dog. Looks like I am going to miss my connection in DFW and my meeting in MEX tomorrow 8 am.
by Gabriel
Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:32 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Flight report Feb 2019
Replies: 56
Views: 325

Re: Flight report Feb 2019

I do worry though, that a well-fertilized barley corn might be bigger in size. Actually, that's the dead king's definition. Modern engineers, technicians and even governments realized that the SI system was much superior. So they legislated the following new definition for the basic imperial units ...
by Gabriel
Sat Feb 09, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Flight report Feb 2019
Replies: 56
Views: 325

Re: Flight report Feb 2019

Your and Not-Karl's temperature units suck.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mHeo62B0d0E

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7x-RGfd0Yk

I would recommend watch in that order but if you are going to watch only one, watch the 2nd one.
by Gabriel
Fri Feb 08, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Airline Pilot Q&A
Topic: Radio Protocol
Replies: 7
Views: 149

Re: Radio Protocol

I am happy that your question was answered regarding when a readback is required and when and when an acknowledgement is enough.
by Gabriel
Fri Feb 08, 2019 5:36 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Flight report Feb 2019
Replies: 56
Views: 325

Re: Flight report Feb 2019

PS: Thanks for the conversion to the temperature units used by societies that play fake football as opposed to real football where hand use is very significant . Don't worry. Degrees Fahrenheit (and letter-size paper, and hand-football, and pay-per-ride public ambulances) is standard everywhere in ...
by Gabriel
Fri Feb 08, 2019 4:52 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Flight report Feb 2019
Replies: 56
Views: 325

Re: Flight report Feb 2019

Oh yeah- I bought a second class ticket- but somehow, that gets me group 8?
Be thankful that your group number is smaller than the number of rows.
by Gabriel
Thu Feb 07, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Flight report Feb 2019
Replies: 56
Views: 325

Re: Flight report Feb 2019

it was FOUR in an hour! :mrgreen:
That totally justifies your superhero avatar.
by Gabriel
Thu Feb 07, 2019 2:45 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Flight report Feb 2019
Replies: 56
Views: 325

Re: Flight report Feb 2019

Two blow jobs (15 min between)
Now that's a flight report!!!
by Gabriel
Tue Feb 05, 2019 1:58 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Cessna 414
Replies: 5
Views: 94

Re: Cessna 414

The in-flight break up is not suggested, it is a fact, proven by the debris field, the witnesses accounts, and.... what else?... oh, yes, a video showing the plane break up in the sky and falling in pieces. I tried watching the linkys and saw many talking heads...and film of burning houses. I'd hat...
by Gabriel
Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:38 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Flight report Feb 2019
Replies: 56
Views: 325

Re: Flight report Feb 2019

In spite of essentially missing the world cup of real football, we did not_rioted.
The real football that is mostly played with the hands?
by Gabriel
Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:27 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Cessna 414
Replies: 5
Views: 94

Re: Cessna 414

Seen it there, and Gabriel (and some “data”) suggest in-flight break up. Maybe there will be quality discussion here. The in-flight break up is not suggested, it is a fact, proven by the debris field, the witnesses accounts, and.... what else?... oh, yes, a video showing the plane break up in the s...

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