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by ocelot
Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:13 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: The A380 Scarebus Saga Continues - Near Total Disaster
Replies: 28
Views: 1829

Re: The A380 Scarebus Saga Continues - Near Total Disaster

Actually no, maybe it's not. What I'm remembering is the broken-off turbine shaft, because it looks... odd.
by ocelot
Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:11 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: The A380 Scarebus Saga Continues - Near Total Disaster
Replies: 28
Views: 1829

Re: The A380 Scarebus Saga Continues - Near Total Disaster

I feel like we've seen this before, one entire stage of an engine getting up and going walkies. But i can't remember when or where.
This total fan blade and engine inlet disaster?
Yep, that's the one. Not much actual commonality I guess...
by ocelot
Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:09 am
Forum: Airline Pilot Q&A
Topic: Near Total Crosswind Disasters
Replies: 8
Views: 110

Re: Near Total Crosswind Disasters

Years ago I was flying into DEN on UA when we picked up unexpected gusty 30-knot crosswinds on short final. This was not exactly smooth (not really possible) but overall it was very well done, with the bank angle neatly tracking the windspeed and certainly none of this swerving crap. I wanted to say...
by ocelot
Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:09 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: The A380 Scarebus Saga Continues - Near Total Disaster
Replies: 28
Views: 1829

Re: The A380 Scarebus Saga Continues - Near Total Disaster

I feel like we've seen this before, one entire stage of an engine getting up and going walkies. But i can't remember when or where.
by ocelot
Tue Oct 10, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: THERE HAS BEEN A [SORT OF] NEAR TOTAL HURRICANE DISASTER!!!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 90

Re: THERE HAS BEEN A [SORT OF] NEAR TOTAL HURRICANE DISASTER!!!!!

It's terrible. I keep wanting to throw everything up and fly down and help out, except none of my skills are the silghtest bit relevant and I'd only be in the way.

One thing's clear though: it's time for statehood. The current setup is way too much 'separate but (not even) equal'.
by ocelot
Fri Sep 08, 2017 6:06 am
Forum: Airline Pilot Q&A
Topic: Turbulence, Media, PR, Bean counters, Legal, ***PROCEDURES***
Replies: 2
Views: 270

Re: Turbulence, Media, PR, Bean counters, Legal, ***PROCEDURES***

I came across an interesting paper recently, but it's from 20 years ago: http://journals.ametsoc.org/doi/full/10.1175/1520-0493(1997)125<1251:PMOCAT>2.0.CO%3B2. (hopefully that's not paywalled) While there's apparently been more research along these lines since, I don't have the impression that this...
by ocelot
Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Cleared to land?
Replies: 6
Views: 431

Re: Cleared to land?

The colors of incandescent lights become surprisingly indistinct at a distance. I wonder how much LED lighting improves this, if any. That said, it's easy to do this: you expect to see two runways, you see two runways, even if one of them isn't. Especially somewhere you've been a zillion times befor...
by ocelot
Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:53 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Air Canada problems, the latest news...
Replies: 4
Views: 325

Re: Air Canada problems, the latest news...

Now apparently they've decided to be a SAR contractor for the Aussies: http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/air-canada ... -1.1146862
by ocelot
Fri Sep 08, 2017 5:51 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Blatant Double Post: Total Disaster Crappy Clickbait
Replies: 6
Views: 173

Re: Blatant Double Post: Total Disaster Crappy Clickbait

Curious that the gear doors are intact (and open) but all the gear seems to have sheared off and been left behind on the rwy.
by ocelot
Tue Aug 08, 2017 8:30 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: How high is four-one-oh?
Replies: 0
Views: 105

How high is four-one-oh?

This visualization was for something else, but it works nicely:
https://s.w-x.co/wu/larsen-b-vs-sf_0.jpg

(from here: https://www.wunderground.com/cat6/delaw ... en-c-shelf)

Note that 8 miles is actually 42240 feet, but that's close enough.
by ocelot
Tue Aug 08, 2017 7:19 am
Forum: Airline Pilot Q&A
Topic: Tail-dragger sign off.
Replies: 2
Views: 122

Re: Tail-dragger sign off.

There are stick and rudder pilots... and there are wreck and stutter pilots. :mrgreen:
by ocelot
Sun Jul 30, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Was it Dummy or V-Nav who said go-arounds are not to be taken lightly?
Replies: 12
Views: 386

Re: Was it Dummy or V-Nav who said go-arounds are not to be taken lightly?

I don't think there was a stall there either, FWIW. The plane was neither slow nor nose-high (particularly compared to the wallow right after the go-around) ... and with stalls generally there's a specific point where the flow detaches and that gives a specific point you can identify in the a/c's mo...
by ocelot
Sun Jul 09, 2017 5:40 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Ooh... "Mr. Procedures" isn't going to like this!
Replies: 3
Views: 294

Re: Ooh... "Mr. Procedures" isn't going to like this!

The part I found "interesting" was that they spent five hours flying it all over the central US before landing... :shock:
by ocelot
Sun Jul 09, 2017 10:07 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: A 330 Shaking Like Washing Machine
Replies: 10
Views: 536

Re: A 330 Shaking Like Washing Machine

I had a lightning strike once... or I think I did. Flying out of YWG in July, from the crappy tiny windows in the departure lounge they had at the time we could see a thunderstorm coming, the way you can on the Plains. We departed barely ahead of it and most of the flight (south-southeast to ORD) wa...
by ocelot
Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:27 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: A Hugely Important Announcement
Replies: 22
Views: 1099

Re: A Hugely Important Announcement

Woops, I almost missed this. Congratulations! :clap:
by ocelot
Sun Jul 09, 2017 7:09 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: F.A.O.: 3WE
Replies: 497
Views: 17713

Re: Office 365

Just so you know the context- this was a largely sarcastic post referring to a different discussion forum where a member believes there should be significant government oversight and regulation regarding airline reservation systems . Oy. No, I didn't, I haven't bothered looking at that other forum ...
by ocelot
Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:17 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Printed titanium crackerboxes
Replies: 7
Views: 420

Re: Printed titanium crackerboxes

Here's a link; not sure if it's the one I'd seen earlier or not.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/business/boeing- ... -1.4065636
by ocelot
Mon Jun 19, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Air Canada problems, the latest news...
Replies: 4
Views: 325

Air Canada problems, the latest news...

AC has been having quite the string of bad press lately... no one quite as bad as United's experiment with rubber hose PR, but a lot of them. Just this week they contrived a rejected takeoff and a return-to-origin... on the same flight: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/montreal/air-canada-flight-antigu...
by ocelot
Mon Jun 19, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: 777 Down?
Replies: 125
Views: 10912

Re: 777 Down?

In what sense? (rust, structural failure from pressure, being eaten by octopuses, ...?)
by ocelot
Mon Jun 19, 2017 7:16 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: F.A.O.: 3WE
Replies: 497
Views: 17713

Re: Office 365

Regulatory agencies NEED to get involved with MS...
They did. Then Bush (the Younger) got elected and called it off. So it didn't accomplish much of anything.
by ocelot
Sun May 28, 2017 11:40 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Printed titanium crackerboxes
Replies: 7
Views: 420

Printed titanium crackerboxes

So apparently Boeing is moving to 3D printing of some/many titanium parts (instead of machining) to reduce waste. How much experience does the world really have with this process and its failure modes? It seems kind of premature to me, at least when compared to composites. I had a link somewhere but...
by ocelot
Sun May 28, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: TOTAL COMPUTER SYSTEM DISASTERS!!!!
Replies: 1
Views: 181

Re: TOTAL COMPUTER SYSTEM DISASTERS!!!!

if the extremely business-critical computer reservation system can have a total disaster what keeps the extremely-airplane-controlling-computer system from having total disasters? Nothing at all :mrgreen: There's been talk about power issues, but nothing specific enough to draw any conclusions from...
by ocelot
Mon Dec 26, 2016 8:49 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Otto
Replies: 3
Views: 259

Otto

http://www.cbc.ca/news/technology/alias ... -1.3809932

Seems like a lot of pretty silly work if you ask me - a robot pilot that can flip switches?
by ocelot
Mon Dec 26, 2016 6:15 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Fundamental OR Procedure?
Replies: 3
Views: 287

Re: Fundamental OR Procedure?

Goats are minimally edible, yes.
by ocelot
Mon Dec 26, 2016 6:02 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: TU-154 down.
Replies: 1
Views: 198

Re: TU-154 down.


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