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by ocelot
Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:25 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Railroad Thread
Replies: 311
Views: 59698

Re: Railroad Thread

Wait, how can they legally operate without signals?
by ocelot
Mon Feb 12, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: And in other news from the world of flying...
Replies: 25
Views: 183

Re: And in other news from the world of flying...

Flying in the wake turbulence of the next goose up reduces fuel burn.
by ocelot
Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: They didn't died, but the ATR did died. 12.2017
Replies: 4
Views: 222

Re: They didn't died, but the ATR did died. 12.2017

Also it seems they ploughed in sideways, which is rather curious. Most of the scenarios I can think of that would lead to this involve an upset and tumble first (apparently not) or don't result in wings-almost-level. Well, you never know... The LET of the other thread lost control and did a 360 bar...
by ocelot
Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:41 am
Forum: Military Aviation Discussion
Topic: B-52, It keeps going and going...
Replies: 5
Views: 126

Re: B-52, It keeps going and going...

From a pure thrust perspective you could probably get away with two, although there are a number of reasons not to. (e.g. rudder authority) However, moving to four seems necessary to get most of the touted advantages. If nothing else, to get the efficiency improvements you want a high-bypass design ...
by ocelot
Sat Dec 23, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Interesting (recent) total air disasters
Replies: 24
Views: 549

Re: Interesting (recent) total air disasters

Let L-410 in Russia crashed shortly before landing . So that one's interesting... according to today's update the event began 14 seconds before the command to enter reverse. And, given that the right-side propeller was going faster but the plane was yawing to the right, this suggests that the prop ...
by ocelot
Sat Dec 23, 2017 7:38 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: They didn't died, but the ATR did died. 12.2017
Replies: 4
Views: 222

Re: They didn't died, but the ATR did died. 12.2017

Today the CBC's reporting that the operator certificate's been pulled. A few days ago they were also saying that it took the pax 30 minutes to get the exit door open, which if true raises quite a few eyebrows. Also it seems they ploughed in sideways, which is rather curious. Most of the scenarios I ...
by ocelot
Sat Dec 23, 2017 7:18 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: THERE HAS BEEN A NEAR TOTAL POWER FAILURE AT ATL!!!!!
Replies: 3
Views: 201

Re: THERE HAS BEEN A NEAR TOTAL POWER FAILURE AT ATL!!!!!

I love how the failure also disabled the "backup" power...
by ocelot
Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:26 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Sonic Cruiser - Did Boeing Fake out Airbus?
Replies: 4
Views: 191

Re: Sonic Cruiser - Did Boeing Fake out Airbus?

I... do not follow this line of reasoning at all...
by ocelot
Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:21 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Cleared to land?
Replies: 15
Views: 1161

Re: Cleared to land?

http://avherald.com/h?article=4b1fa4f6&opt=0

I agree with Gabriel: it's only a matter of time before enough swiss cheese lines up and something serious happens.
by ocelot
Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:07 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Discussion of Beech Bananza Crash - Instrument Failure
Replies: 27
Views: 724

Re: Discussion of Beech Bananza Crash - Instrument Failure

It strikes me as insane to not have a backup horizon in a plane that one is obviously using for primary transportation in all weather conditions. That said, I really didn't like the video. I thought it didn't organize its points well and it didn't concentrate on the right ones. Seems to me the key p...
by ocelot
Mon Dec 11, 2017 6:55 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Smithsonian Channel Air Disasters- Atlantic Airways 670, BAE 146 Overrun.
Replies: 27
Views: 717

Re: Smithsonian Channel Air Disasters- Atlantic Airways 670, BAE 146 Overrun.

Arguments like these are (I originally wrote "why", but it's actually more like "how") causality is such a slippery subject when examined closely. Besides, the pilot actions can't be taken as the root cause; clearly the pilots were set up to fail by having nothing on file for what to do if the spoil...
by ocelot
Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:39 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: F.A.O.: 3WE
Replies: 551
Views: 28821

Re: Air Berlin's Not_go-around

*I don't think that "unusual" alone conveys the meaning of " insólito " -even if it is the correct translation according to Them Googles-. I think it is more like a combination of unusual(exceptional?), strange and unexpected. For example: Evanie, Brianie, BBie and ATLCrewboyie agreeing with you at...
by ocelot
Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:36 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Humour
Replies: 2
Views: 249

Re: Humour

I wonder if blind folks are more or less resistant to disorientation in IMC.
by ocelot
Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:34 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: THERE HAS BEEN A NEAR TOTAL INCIDENT OF STRANGENESS...
Replies: 9
Views: 575

Re: THERE HAS BEEN A NEAR TOTAL INCIDENT OF STRANGENESS...

Still, so much WTF. Beginning with: given that the airport was in the middle of a scheduled closing known in advance for months, how did dispatch let them go? And continuing with: if by "bingo" he mean "need to divert", why didn't he just bloody well divert? Sure maybe it looks bad, but then, so doe...
by ocelot
Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:29 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Cleared to land?
Replies: 15
Views: 1161

Re: Cleared to land?

Also it seems to me that what they did was in accordance with the usual NORDO procedure.
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: 3118

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: 3118

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: 619

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: 3118

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: 325

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: 528

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: 15
Views: 1161

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: 671

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: 645

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: 276

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.

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