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by ocelot
Mon Dec 11, 2017 7:26 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Sonic Cruiser - Did Boeing Fake out Airbus?
Replies: 4
Views: 49

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: 806

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: 26
Views: 241

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: 24
Views: 167

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: 520
Views: 22986

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: 137

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: 331

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: 806

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: 2447

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: 2447

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: 360

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: 2447

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: 207

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: 389

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: 806

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: 503

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: 396

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: 192

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: 220

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: 779

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: 465

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: 850

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: 1678

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: 520
Views: 22986

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: 619

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

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