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by Procede
Mon Nov 18, 2013 2:45 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Finally Watched "Flight", the movie.
Replies: 10
Views: 1370

Re: Finally Watched "Flight", the movie.

I loved how they switched to manual by using something like a detonation box...
by Procede
Tue Oct 22, 2013 1:48 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Neat Total Mid-Air Disaster
Replies: 6
Views: 1317

Re: Neat Total Mid-Air Disaster


You cannot be at CDG or ORY then for that to be true!
Indeed

CDG 119 m
RO'G 112 m
ORY 89 m

LHR 25 m Whoops!

(Altitudes courtesy of google)
AMS -4.5m
by Procede
Fri Oct 18, 2013 8:27 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: 787 troubles, the latest news..
Replies: 1053
Views: 119474

Re: 787 troubles, the latest news..

Now they even have vertical tails coming off: http://www.flickr.com/photos/57530104@N02/10341011313/
by Procede
Tue Jul 09, 2013 8:31 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Asiana 777 at SFO
Replies: 99
Views: 13972

Re: Asiana 777 at SFO

Stalling just before landing after a glide slope interception from above while fully relying on a non-functioning auto throttle does seem a common theme with TK@AMS.
by Procede
Sun Jul 07, 2013 8:57 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Asiana 777 at SFO
Replies: 99
Views: 13972

Re: Asiana 777 at SFO

An airport not providing any landing aids (glideslope or PAPI) will certainly be contributing...
by Procede
Fri May 31, 2013 4:44 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: BA Oslo-bound jet in suspected bird strike
Replies: 38
Views: 5119

Re: BA Oslo-bound jet in suspected bird strike

Why isn't this automated?! Surely a fúcking sensor to indicate a door or latch is not closed properly isn't beyond the pale - this kind of technology is rudimentary and exists on other kinds of transportation. I recognize that it's not a particularly straightforward thing to implement post-design b...
by Procede
Sun May 26, 2013 8:32 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: What's wrong here?
Replies: 6
Views: 1196

Re: What's wrong here?

It must be costly to repack/replace the slides and re-mount over-wing exit doors no?
I think this is done during every few years during maintenance anyway. Getting it to the maintenance facility might be a more difficult issue.
by Procede
Fri May 24, 2013 1:21 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: BA Oslo-bound jet in suspected bird strike
Replies: 38
Views: 5119

Re: BA Oslo-bound jet in suspected bird strike

Apparently the cowlings from both engines are missing. I'm guessing a few BA mechanics are now looking for another job...
by Procede
Fri May 03, 2013 6:31 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Your immediate attention please
Replies: 30
Views: 3907

Re: Your immediate attention please

It has been brought to my attention that a certain ISGPOTM is now an Airbus pilot.

Thank you.
Was the 777F too modern for him? What does he fly, an A300 (at least it still has a yoke)?
by Procede
Thu May 02, 2013 11:15 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Planes Collide in Total Ground Disaster (TM) at EWR
Replies: 2
Views: 738

Planes Collide in Total Ground Disaster (TM) at EWR

SAS A330 wing hits United Express Embraer tail. Dutch news mentions that the A330 lost half of its left wing...

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/2013/05/01/ ... l-airport/
by Procede
Wed May 01, 2013 2:17 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: 747-400BCF down in Afghanistan
Replies: 30
Views: 4310

Re: 747-400BCF down in Afghanistan

This aircraft is described as having been "wet leased" - could someone elucidate on the meaning of this term and the different between a "wet lease" and a "dry lease" - if such a thing exists? Thanks! Wet lease: Lease including crew, maintenance and insurance. Usually operated under AOC of the Less...
by Procede
Wed Apr 17, 2013 9:10 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: 787 inflight structural breakup in 3....2....1....
Replies: 426
Views: 52947

Re: 787 inflight structural breakup in 3....2....1....

FAA reviewing 787 ETOPS certification separately from battery decision

I seem remember that Boeing was at one time looking at 360 minutes of ETOPS.
by Procede
Mon Apr 15, 2013 11:16 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: 787 inflight structural breakup in 3....2....1....
Replies: 426
Views: 52947

Re: 787 inflight structural breakup in 3....2....1....

Well, yes, everything (even Lithium batteries) needs oxygen to burn, if we are talking about flame and combustion. You always need a fuel and an oxidizer, but the oxidizer does not need to be oxygen. Fluor, Sulfur and Chloride will also do, but are not as abundant in the atmosphere. A good example ...
by Procede
Tue Mar 05, 2013 5:21 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: 787 inflight structural breakup in 3....2....1....
Replies: 426
Views: 52947

Re: 787 inflight structural breakup in 3....2....1....

No, I don't know the 787.... So, does that make the battery(ies) the main player? No, but that would explain the need for two APU Gens to power those 250VAC starter generators. The APU is probably heavier because of that, which would require more power to start it. Maybe you can also start an engin...
by Procede
Tue Mar 05, 2013 8:37 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: 787 inflight structural breakup in 3....2....1....
Replies: 426
Views: 52947

Re: 787 inflight structural breakup in 3....2....1....

Every transport catagory aircraft I know of has air starters for the engines and an electric starter for the APU.
Then you do not know the 787, as it uses starter generators on the engines as well.
http://www.boeing.com/commercial/aeroma ... 2012_q3/2/
by Procede
Mon Mar 04, 2013 12:25 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: 787 inflight structural breakup in 3....2....1....
Replies: 426
Views: 52947

Re: 787 inflight structural breakup in 3....2....1....

Gabriel, you're missing the point. Even if indeed this is an issue of needing a "much" more powerful battery, they still don't necessarily have to go with Li-ion. If that means using a Ni-Cad battery that's several hundred (or even a thousand) pounds heavier than most (I doubt that's anywhere near ...
by Procede
Fri Mar 01, 2013 1:01 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: 787 inflight structural breakup in 3....2....1....
Replies: 426
Views: 52947

Re: 787 inflight structural breakup in 3....2....1....

Which still won't make the battery(ies) the main player. The main players will be generators, which will need to be more powerful (or there will be more of them). Case in point is the P-8, which, unlike the 738/9, uses two generators per engine rather than one. But you still need a lot more battery...
by Procede
Wed Feb 27, 2013 3:19 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: 787 inflight structural breakup in 3....2....1....
Replies: 426
Views: 52947

Re: 787 inflight structural breakup in 3....2....1....

My point was that in a transport-category aircraft the battery isn't so vital a component that it has to be the latest and greatest.
Unless you go for an all (or more) electric architecture. :roll:

ANA extends 787 suspension to 31 May
by Procede
Mon Feb 11, 2013 9:29 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Near TOTAL AIR DISASTER!!!!!! in Turkey (engine fire)
Replies: 10
Views: 1732

Re: Near TOTAL AIR DISASTER!!!!!! in Turkey (engine fire)

Everybody knows a turkey and an engine do not mix.
by Procede
Mon Feb 04, 2013 6:03 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Skijumping
Replies: 6
Views: 1189

Re: Skijumping

This video has been removed by the user.
This link still works: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbZlA83zfCM
by Procede
Fri Jan 25, 2013 1:08 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: 787 inflight structural breakup in 3....2....1....
Replies: 426
Views: 52947

Re: 787 inflight structural breakup in 3....2....1....

Just curious, Ike and with no knowledge of the industry. Have you considered jobs abroad, Asia, ME or wherever they require pilots. I understand that you are still single? What's holding you back, ratings? Per I have considered the Middle East. The guy that got me my Qatar interview (to which I did...
by Procede
Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:45 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Skijumping
Replies: 6
Views: 1189

Re: Skijumping

They seems to have a different approach in Japan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1SXaQvn5Ld4
by Procede
Wed Jan 23, 2013 2:40 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: SAS Falling Apart
Replies: 3
Views: 805

Re: SAS Falling Apart

I doubt the engine would be looking this good if it had happened during a flight.
by Procede
Tue Jan 22, 2013 2:53 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: A Major Announcement @01
Replies: 47
Views: 4814

Re: A Major Announcement @01

Congratulations! Quite some heavy equipment (starting at 2705kg).
by Procede
Fri Jan 18, 2013 7:35 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: A foggy day in London town....
Replies: 3
Views: 1023

Re: A foggy day in London town....

I read where this guy did the flying for James Bond movies.

Must have been flying for the bad guy this time.
At least in Skyfall... ;)

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