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by ocelot
Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:48 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: How to empty & board an aircraft.
Replies: 3
Views: 116

Re: How to empty & board an aircraft.

Yes, but AA apparently does it on purpose. Not just because the first half of their boarding groups are premier members of various degrees of blue blood, either -- the boarding groups for us peons are also apparently divided this way on purpose.
by ocelot
Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Lion Air Flight 610
Replies: 56
Views: 4793

Re: Lion Air Flight 610

There was a magazine article making the rounds on the internets about a month ago to this effect. Unfortunately, in its zeal to rip Boeing management a new one it sacrificed some measure of technical accuracy. Interesting read nonetheless, perhaps.

if you can't find it I can try to dig up a link...
by ocelot
Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:36 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Effect of speed and altitude? on stall AoA
Replies: 17
Views: 336

Re: Effect of speed and altitude? on stall AoA

Moreover, the ideal gas law is based on the approximation that a gas is made up of individual non-interacting particles. If you relax that assumption, it doesn't work.
by ocelot
Sat Nov 09, 2019 8:32 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: How about we go around?
Replies: 4
Views: 282

Re: How about we go around?

"Go around."
"No."
"Go around."
"No."
*prang*
It seems to be catching.
https://avherald.com/h?article=4c37ee9e&opt=0
by ocelot
Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: How to empty & board an aircraft.
Replies: 3
Views: 116

Re: How to empty & board an aircraft.

It could be worse. Recent observations indicate that AA thinks the correct way to load up an aircraft is front rows and aisle seats first.
by ocelot
Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:04 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Saab? Overrun in the Wild Northwest
Replies: 10
Views: 159

Re: Saab? Overrun in the Wild Northwest

Runway ~3,800 feet (kinda short), AND I don't see what would have prevented them from landing into the wind...
Terrain. Also there's only an instrument approach in one direction. Plus someone on avh said it's not uncommon to get tailwinds at both ends of the runway.
by ocelot
Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:54 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: 737 Max troubles;:The latest news...
Replies: 22
Views: 1568

Re: 737 Max troubles;:The latest news...

Although trying to roll out new stuff to replace old stuff that was still kinda working has a dismal success record, about like VFR into IMC...
by ocelot
Mon Oct 21, 2019 7:49 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Effect of speed and altitude? on stall AoA
Replies: 17
Views: 336

Re: Effect of speed and altitude? on stall AoA

I never studied or used a model that considers that a fluid is anything other than a continuum.
Ideal gas law?
by ocelot
Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Stabilized approaches
Replies: 18
Views: 608

Re: Stabilized approaches

don't worry, we are going to use differential thrust to deal with crosswind landings and avoid digging a blade into the concrete. So... how does differential thrust keep you from drifting sideways? (also with all the boasting in the video about magic flight control stuff, I worry what happens on re...
by ocelot
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: A320 NEO CG
Replies: 5
Views: 163

Re: A320 NEO CG

Imagine if software updates had been available in the era of the Comet...
I think you'd be pretty much guaranteed a fiery death.
by ocelot
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:12 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: CAP
Replies: 30
Views: 1531

Re: CAP

Modern strong, independent women care nothing about such archaic, patriarchal notions.
If only it were that easy...
by ocelot
Sun Sep 15, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Flying a 737 single engine for 2:20 hours
Replies: 8
Views: 446

Re: Flying a 737 single engine for 2:20 hours

At least he appears to now be former. But, also, not former enough...
by ocelot
Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:45 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Ottawa bus wreck
Replies: 10
Views: 1073

Re: Ottawa bus wreck

Some followup: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottwa/ai ... -1.5257282
38 criminal charges laid, not much real info.
by ocelot
Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Railroad Thread
Replies: 335
Views: 72003

Re: Railroad Thread

Since when does Union Pacific have passenger rolling stock...? :mrgreen:
by ocelot
Mon Aug 12, 2019 7:37 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: CAP
Replies: 30
Views: 1531

Re: CAP

Maybe, maybe not. Society trains women to care about their appearance, so one thinks about it differently. It can be a sign of identifying with the role and taking it seriously, for example. (Arguably society also trains women to care less, or perhaps men to care more, about symbols and regalia and ...
by ocelot
Mon Aug 12, 2019 6:54 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: How about we go around?
Replies: 4
Views: 282

How about we go around?

"Go around."
"No."
"Go around."
"No."
*prang*

Beyond belief. Fortunately, they didn't died, but they were very lucky.

https://avherald.com/h?article=4bc70caa&opt=0
by ocelot
Mon Jun 10, 2019 2:06 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Are [i]we[/i] comfortable with how wings work?
Replies: 42
Views: 3068

Re: Are [i]we[/i] comfortable with how wings work?

"That's what I was trying to get at, but I screwed up"?
by ocelot
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:33 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Aeroflot Superjet at Moscow catches fire after touch down
Replies: 32
Views: 2252

Re: Aeroflot Superjet at Moscow catches fire after touch down

A few comments: -What caused the bad, bouncy landing (and will Evan determine that the crew used improvisation, and botched clear, easy procedures to land safety)? Still not clear. I think it is quite clear at least in a big part: Not disagreeing; but there's still a variety of things we don't know...
by ocelot
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:05 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Evan more cockpit wrestlemania
Replies: 4
Views: 462

Re: Evan more cockpit wrestlemania

None of that matters. It was a gross pilot error, and that's all there is to it.
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"Lav sinks on 737 Max are too small"
All becomes clear - on the Max gross pilot errors cannot be done in the lav, so they happen in the cockpit instead...
by ocelot
Mon Jun 10, 2019 1:02 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: FAO: Gabriel; Why don't [i]we[/i] just unplug MCAS?
Replies: 27
Views: 1978

Re: FAO: Gabriel; Why don't [i]we[/i] just unplug MCAS?

It's a lot cheaper to tweak an electromechanicalhydrograviticelastopitot thing than add some lines of code, though... While I tend to agree with that in general, introducing LOGIC (of the IF ==> THEN type) into an electormechanicalhydraulicgravityspringpitotptressure analog thing (especially an alr...
by ocelot
Mon May 20, 2019 5:10 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Are [i]we[/i] comfortable with how wings work?
Replies: 42
Views: 3068

Re: Are [i]we[/i] comfortable with how wings work?

Enough is enough. Time to call the experts.

https://www.grc.nasa.gov/www/k-12/airplane/kitefor.html

Oh, they say the same I said!
You realize that my prior post was saying "yes, you're right, I was wrong", right?
by ocelot
Mon May 20, 2019 5:03 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Aeroflot Superjet at Moscow catches fire after touch down
Replies: 32
Views: 2252

Re: Aeroflot Superjet at Moscow catches fire after touch down

Tough deal and several independent questions: There are now some answers: -What happened to initiate things? Apparently, a lightning strike. -What caused the bad, bouncy landing (and will Evan determine that the crew used improvisation, and botched clear, easy procedures to land safety)? Still not ...
by ocelot
Mon May 20, 2019 4:57 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: 737 Over Run, FLA 5/2019
Replies: 10
Views: 894

Re: 737 Over Run, FLA 5/2019

Watched a little of today's NTSB press conference. Apparently they didn't have the full runway to use, as the navy had a wire across the runway about 1200 feet in to catch carrier based aircraft in case they couldn't return to the carrier. They still had 7800ish feet, so should have been plenty. Wo...

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