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by Gabriel
Thu Apr 13, 2017 5:24 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Seen there: How to stop tired stupid pilots from crashing.
Replies: 38
Views: 729

Re: Seen there: Various suggestions for safety improvements.

3WE wrote:All you Easterners look alike...

Yes! Yellow!!!

(What? Not that Easterners?)
by Gabriel
Sat Apr 08, 2017 1:08 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Indiana Jones and the Safety Statistics of Hobby Flying
Replies: 20
Views: 743

Re: Indiana Jones and the Safety Statistics of Hobby Flying

That "someone" I quoted was Mr Ford's lawyer as (likely translated and) quoted by an Argentinian newspaper.
by Gabriel
Mon Mar 27, 2017 1:04 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: A Hugely Important Announcement
Replies: 18
Views: 252

Re: A Hugely Important Announcement

Thank you.
by Gabriel
Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:52 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: A Hugely Important Announcement
Replies: 18
Views: 252

Re: A Hugely Important Announcement

Wow, so may stripes!!! Congratulations for the achievement. To quick somehow related question. Is it correct that typically (often? sometimes? seldom?) FOs have the option to make progress in their careers by moving to captain in the same type or to FO in a higher type? If yes, I wonder what are th...
by Gabriel
Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:25 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: A Hugely Important Announcement
Replies: 18
Views: 252

Re: A Hugely Important Announcement

Wow, so may stripes!!! Congratulations for the achievement. To quick somehow related question. Is it correct that typically (often? sometimes? seldom?) FOs have the option to make progress in their careers by moving to captain in the same type or to FO in a higher type? If yes, I wonder what are the...
by Gabriel
Sun Mar 19, 2017 4:14 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: NEAR TOTAL DISASTER sarcasm or customer service?
Replies: 11
Views: 139

Re: NEAR TOTAL DISASTER sarcasm or customer service?

elaw wrote:Do we have a "post of the year" award? If so, I nominate that one. :clap:

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and what not
by Gabriel
Sat Mar 11, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Boeing’s plan for biggest 737 MAX meets with industry doubts
Replies: 10
Views: 182

Re: Boeing’s plan for biggest 737 MAX meets with industry doubts

Airbus sales chief John Leahy, also presenting at ISTAT, tried to knock the concept down by reminding the audience that smaller, lighter twin-aisles jets have failed before. He cited the Airbus A310 and the Boeing 767-200, saying that the drag and weight of those wide, twin-aisle planes produced wo...
by Gabriel
Thu Mar 09, 2017 1:29 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Boeing’s plan for biggest 737 MAX meets with industry doubts
Replies: 10
Views: 182

Re: Boeing’s plan for biggest 737 MAX meets with industry doubts

3WE wrote:This calls for the standard, overly bold statement that Boeing wrongly shut down the 757 line with no apparent consideration and should revive it forthwith.

the 757 didn’t either,”
by Gabriel
Sun Mar 05, 2017 6:07 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: File Under "Who Cares?"
Replies: 13
Views: 245

Re: File Under "Who Cares?"

3WE wrote:I must confess... if a '380 or screamliner or 767 or even a 300 came to Flyover, there'd be a thread initiated...

Wide things are news over there?
by Gabriel
Wed Mar 01, 2017 5:50 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Drone regulation in the US
Replies: 6
Views: 270

Re: Drone regulation in the US

holy crap, 55lbs? that's a lot of lbs. All the extremes are bad. Including the other one that says that you need to register with the FAA your drone if it weights .55lb (yes, there is a point there). The "55lb" maximum mentioned there is for the on-line registration. You can register and ...
by Gabriel
Mon Jan 30, 2017 3:21 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Seen there: How to stop tired stupid pilots from crashing.
Replies: 38
Views: 729

Re: Seen there: How to stop tired stupid pilots from crashing.

I am 80% certain that a hanging string exists somewhere as a formal procedure for total instrument failure. An instructor mentioned it to me and maybe I read it somewhere. I'm not sure how it would work, but perhaps it could indicate how to return from an excessive bank to a more reasonable coordin...
by Gabriel
Mon Jan 30, 2017 5:13 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Seen there: How to stop tired stupid pilots from crashing.
Replies: 38
Views: 729

Re: Seen there: How to stop tired stupid pilots from crashing.

Yea... Who needs APs, ATs, SECs, ELACs, EICASes, FADECs, PFDs, FMSs and the like? Just hang a stone from the ceiling with a string and that's it!
by Gabriel
Sat Jan 28, 2017 3:58 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Two dead in Grumman Mallard crash in Australia
Replies: 5
Views: 135

Re: Two dead in Grumman Mallard crash in Australia

These photos and videos focus too much in the impact. In this link below (in Spanish) you have longer clips that capture also the onset of the situation. Still, they are not good enough to tell if it was a stall in a turn, or if it was a badly managed left engine failure, which IMHO are the 2 most p...
by Gabriel
Wed Jan 18, 2017 2:13 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Cough cough
Replies: 6
Views: 166

Re: Cough cough

He seems to think they're real and as a solution suggests "if you smell something, say something". Although it's possible (probable?) there's more than one chemical at issue, it appears that CO is the biggest concern. Given that, I'm a little surprised he didn't mention that you can get a...
by Gabriel
Sun Jan 15, 2017 6:27 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Tejas: 1/11/2016
Replies: 7
Views: 160

Re: Tejas: 1/11/2016

I also recognize the advantage of DD.MM.YYYY formatting Yes, that one is better than the English MM.DD.YYYY, which puts the least-significant digits in the middle of the expression. But the one I like best is YYYY.MM.DD, since it follows the standard number logic of having the least significant dig...
by Gabriel
Wed Jan 11, 2017 5:25 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Wake Turbulence [i]there[/i].
Replies: 14
Views: 279

Re: Wake Turbulence [i]there[/i].

What I see is that the second Jumbo is approaching at a quite faster vertical speed before the flare.
by Gabriel
Tue Jan 10, 2017 6:59 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Wake Turbulence [i]there[/i].
Replies: 14
Views: 279

Re: Wake Turbulence [i]there[/i].

3WE wrote:Nice try, and yes, I acknowledge humourous intent.

Do you acknowledge it for my first post too? (although I would use the word irony)
by Gabriel
Tue Jan 10, 2017 4:03 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Wake Turbulence [i]there[/i].
Replies: 14
Views: 279

Re: Wake Turbulence [i]there[/i].

3WE wrote:I see no wake of the proceeding one.

Of course not. The wake is invisible (most of the times anyway).
by Gabriel
Tue Jan 10, 2017 2:13 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Wake Turbulence [i]there[/i].
Replies: 14
Views: 279

Re: Wake Turbulence [i]there[/i].

Here is proof that you are wrong :twisted:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i50-FUjs_Dc
by Gabriel
Sun Jan 08, 2017 3:01 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Active Shooter / Fatalities at FLL Terminal 2
Replies: 5
Views: 151

Re: Active Shooter / Fatalities at FLL Terminal 2

It seems that he arrived in a flight, collected his legally-checked-in gun in the baggage claim area, took it from the case, loaded it, and started shooting. Also, no problem letting him have guns, even when... In November, Santiago paid a visit to the FBI office in Anchorage, telling agents he was ...
by Gabriel
Sat Dec 31, 2016 2:45 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: RIP Princess Leia (The actress, not_the forumite)
Replies: 7
Views: 204

Re: RIP Princess Leia (The actress, not_the forumite)

flyboy2548m wrote:
Sickbag wrote:
flyboy2548m wrote: Frankly, I think it's hilarious.


I know
And that's why you voted Trump/Putin.


A brilliant, if incorrect, inference.

Of course, Sickbag. That's not the reason why he did vote for Trump.
by Gabriel
Thu Dec 29, 2016 4:46 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: RIP Princess Leia (The actress, not_the forumite)
Replies: 7
Views: 204

Re: RIP Princess Leia (The actress, not_the forumite)

Her mother, the actress Debbie Reynolds (Singing in the Rain), also died yesterday...
by Gabriel
Mon Dec 26, 2016 11:27 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Otto
Replies: 3
Views: 119

Re: Otto

ocelot wrote:http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/alias-robot-copilot-tests-1.3809932

Seems like a lot of pretty silly work if you ask me - a robot pilot that can flip switches?

Will it be able to say "What is it doing now?"?
by Gabriel
Wed Dec 21, 2016 6:59 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Aerosucre B-727 crash
Replies: 5
Views: 260

Re: Aerosucre B-727 crash

You're excused. Not my place to say it, but Gabriel and his few extra lines of computer code that tell you if you are speeding up ok (that Boeing Bobby and you tend to scoff at)...SEEMS like a good idea as I sit at my keyboard with slightly greater trustworthiness than Kit Darby. (Even though, afte...

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