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by Gabriel
Sat Jan 19, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Saha B707 crash in Iran: landed at wrong airport and overran short runway
Replies: 3
Views: 65

Re: Saha B707 crash in Iran: landed at wrong airport and overran short runway

http://avherald.com/h?article=4c2d9613&opt=2048 On Jan 17th 2019 the flight engineer, only survivor of the crash, gave a TV interview from his hospital bed. The flight engineer stated, that the landing was entirely normal, however, at the wrong airport. He stated (translation from Persion to English...
by Gabriel
Wed Jan 16, 2019 6:53 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: ad has been upgraded
Replies: 6
Views: 376

Re: ad has been upgraded

I really need to get a paypal.me link up to get some shekels from you guys!
monchavo
Shekels? I don't know. But I do have like 40 AR$ for you.
by Gabriel
Tue Jan 15, 2019 4:38 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Saha B707 crash in Iran: landed at wrong airport and overran short runway
Replies: 3
Views: 65

Re: Saha B707 crash in Iran: landed at wrong airport and overran short runway

This was bound to happen. The short rwy is same heading, almost on the extended centerline, and some 4 NM short of the long rwy, and there was this recent incident where an MD-8-0 full of pax went around from 3 feet after approaching the wrong, short runway. All that said, there are some isolated ru...
by Gabriel
Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:26 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Jet Fuel Hoax
Replies: 4
Views: 75

Re: Jet Fuel Hoax

- Flat Earth
- Small World (I only recently learned of this one)
- Chemtrails
- Fuel-less planes
- 9/11
- Moon landings
by Gabriel
Wed Jan 09, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: A380 troubles, the latest news...
Replies: 214
Views: 36969

Re: A380 troubles, the latest news...

I would bet a beer that those two go-arounds were due to either momentary wind shears or perhaps the crosswind exceeding the maximum crosswind limits established by the company, but NOT the scientific aeroengineers, BUT NOT_ _the skill of the pilots OR _the abilities of the aircrafts. Regardless, a...
by Gabriel
Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:59 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: A380 troubles, the latest news...
Replies: 214
Views: 36969

Re: A380 troubles, the latest news...

"... However, pilots on board the Emirates A380 arriving from Dubai, position the aircraft an angle to deal with the winds]
Yeah, unlike the Flybe ones I guess [facepalm] [nono]
by Gabriel
Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:51 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Latest From Aviation Typists
Replies: 17
Views: 605

Re: Latest From Aviation Typists

***there are things computers are useful for*** What do you think about them tracking speed and location on a runway and perhaps an inertial acceleration The crazy thing is that they are already doing that for double-check purposes and checking to see if the takeoffs appear to be on-track? But not ...
by Gabriel
Fri Jan 04, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Sunwings Total Approach Light Disaster
Replies: 7
Views: 104

Re: Sunwings Total Approach Light Disaster

Ericie and Schwartzie question the system design. Maybe me too. I think that everybody agrees with that. There is a reason why Boeing issued a software revision that incorporates the crosscheck of the entered OAT with the measured OAT, Boeing issued a service bulletin to update the software accordi...
by Gabriel
Fri Jan 04, 2019 8:58 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Sunwings Total Approach Light Disaster
Replies: 7
Views: 104

Re: Sunwings Total Approach Light Disaster

Caries are definitively bad. Are they not Not_Karl?
by Gabriel
Wed Jan 02, 2019 4:17 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: THERE HAS BEEN A TOTAL PURPLE WINGLET DISASTER AT FLYOVER!!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 237

Re: THERE HAS BEEN A TOTAL PURPLE WINGLET DISASTER AT FLYOVER!!!!

I recently was at the gate waiting to board and a plane started to be pushed back and there was this wing walker with a relaxed attitude, walking funny like a hip-hop dude and smiling... but he was looking. At some point he turned serious, made an X with both wands and raised them high in the air gr...
by Gabriel
Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:41 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: 2018, a good year.
Replies: 5
Views: 124

Re: 2018, a good year.

...in a narrow Unitedstatian view (or even western view)... Yes. Are there others? We invented aeroplanies, too. Then you may want to know that 4 of the fatal accidents involved Boeing airplanes. In one of them the crew had clearly no way to avoid it, but was caused by the destruction of a very ame...
by Gabriel
Mon Dec 31, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: 2018, a good year.
Replies: 5
Views: 124

Re: 2018, a good year.

372 person were killed in the 3 totally or almost totally fatal Jet accidents in 2018 (out of the 373 that were in these planes). An Antonov 148 in Russia, a 737-200 in Cuba (1 survivor), and a 737-Max8 in Indonesia. Then we had 3 totally fatal turboprop accidents (a LET 410, an Antonov 26, and an A...
by Gabriel
Mon Dec 31, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: 2018, a good year.
Replies: 5
Views: 124

Re: 2018, a good year.

I a narrow Unitedstatian view (or even western view), yes. However, globally 2018 was worse than the previous 5 years' average and particularly worse than 2017 where there were 0 fatalities in a Jet commercial flight. Take a look at the Safety Indicator on the right-hand side: https://aviation-safet...
by Gabriel
Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: RC Aircraft Tomfoolery
Replies: 4
Views: 183

Re: RC Aircraft Tomfoolery

What I find disturbing is there doesn't appear to be an FCOM anywhere. What's Snoopy going to do in case of runaway trim?
Crash.
by Gabriel
Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Yahoo Clickbait Aviation Spam
Replies: 9
Views: 402

Re: Yahoo Clickbait Aviation Spam

Airplanes have quirks and pilots have quirks. Not only pilots can tell certain airplanes from others of the same model without looking at the N-number, but if planes where self-aware (or if someone looked at their QAR) they could also tell certain pilots from others of the same "batch". These quirks...
by Gabriel
Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: New Lufthansa livery!
Replies: 4
Views: 196

Re: New Lufthansa livery!

Ugly. And I am not talking of the livery.
by Gabriel
Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Latest From Aviation Typists
Replies: 17
Views: 605

Re: Latest From Aviation Typists

ok, I'll bite: why are twin piston a/c more prone to loss of control on engine failure? Unbalanced torque? Nope. The reasons are: - Excess power available with one engine inop. To give you an idea, part 25 (i.e. air transport category) planes are required to have enough power to complete a take-off...
by Gabriel
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Braking news from California
Replies: 10
Views: 336

Re: Braking news from California

EMAS doing a good job again.
by Gabriel
Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Flight Report (and Flyboy Appreciation Moment)
Replies: 6
Views: 270

Re: Flight Report (and Flyboy Appreciation Moment)

Define "old":
Per
It seems you did.
by Gabriel
Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Latest From Aviation Typists
Replies: 17
Views: 605

Re: Latest From Aviation Typists

It was interesting to hear Flyboy state how he was a very precise example of what the editorial described. 150 hours of twin piston time that was not super applicable to the CRJ which was where hour 151 (roughly) occurred. Indeed the whole paradigm is different. On a transport-category twin, an eng...
by Gabriel
Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Lion Air Flight 610
Replies: 52
Views: 1667

Re: Lion Air Flight 610

Good news: the matter has been settled! According to a well-known aviation typist, it's all Boeing's fault: https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/28/opinions/what-happened-to-lion-air-flight-abend/index.html :roll: This article is quite uneducated and contain several mistakes and things that he says "we don'...
by Gabriel
Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: An announcement of minor, but significant, importance.
Replies: 4
Views: 155

Re: An announcement of minor, but significant, importance.

Very serious comment: Tell your friend to check "See how it flies". https://www.av8n.com/how/ The format is awful but the content is great and, more importantly, correct. This is the only material for pilots about aerodynamics, airplane performance and flight mechanics that I've seen that is actuall...
by Gabriel
Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: An announcement of minor, but significant, importance.
Replies: 4
Views: 155

Re: An announcement of minor, but significant, importance.

An agronomy friend from undergrad school has moved to Florida to help his brother launch a flight school and is working on the ground school curriculum. I told him that an airplane could be stalled at any attitude and airspeed. He responded, "That is true". Flyboy may (or may not) wish to exercise ...
by Gabriel
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: F.A.O.: Gabriel, The Hell Better Aeroengineer
Replies: 6
Views: 206

Re: F.A.O.: Gabriel, The Hell Better Aeroengineer

No, sorry.
Not even impressed with that seemingly stable fall?
A lot of objects with random shapes and mass distribution tend to enter and assume a stable spin when falling.
by Gabriel
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Lion Air Flight 610
Replies: 52
Views: 1667

Re: Lion Air Flight 610

Oh crap, there's some inexplicable force moving the nose down- and it's not the trim because I looked twice and it's not moving....oh crap, we're going to die, switching off logical thought processes. (Yeah, I want to think I'd be pressing the nose-up trim button relentlessly, but you never know). ...

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