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by flyboy2548m
Wed Jul 08, 2020 1:48 pm
Forum: The Waldo Pepper Lounge
Topic: Hey guess what?
Replies: 8
Views: 95

Re: Hey guess what?

A Tarom 707 in the color scheme preceding the one in the photo was the second 707 I ever saw live. This was at SVO in 1986. The first was a VC-137C that brought a delegation of US Senators to TBS in 1983.
by flyboy2548m
Fri Jun 19, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Mysterious 737
Replies: 2
Views: 134

Re: Mysterious 737

Intriguing.
Not really. There's all sorts of metal flying around doing research work for all kinds of entities. Why this one is any odder than the rest (other than it's "unpainted"), I'm not sure.
by flyboy2548m
Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:52 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: 300660 t DWT Iron Ore Carrier scuttling
Replies: 5
Views: 189

Re: 300660 t DWT Iron Ore Carrier scuttling

Paging Gordon Litefoot!
by flyboy2548m
Mon Jun 15, 2020 9:31 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Well this is different...
Replies: 9
Views: 517

Re: Well this is different...

I had an interesting "6 degrees of separation" moment just now. This video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CZvXxvVOVc came up in my Youtube recommendations... it discusses an "oopsie" a while back where an Omega KC-707 had an engine that wanted to go in a direction different from the airplane, ca...
by flyboy2548m
Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:53 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: PIA A320 in Karachi: loss of power after GA, crashed in residential area during final approach
Replies: 133
Views: 4198

Re: PIA A320 in Karachi: loss of power after GA, crashed in residential area during final approach

Just like anybody, there are some things that I know better than other things, and it is a whole spectrum from being an expert to not even knowing that the thing exists. Just like anybody. And Airbus systems are among the things I don't know particularly well. Now ask me about the Tomahawk's system...
by flyboy2548m
Fri Jun 12, 2020 12:52 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Stall warning
Replies: 7
Views: 331

Re: Stall warning

https://avherald.com/h?article=46fa4309&opt=0 Gabieee and Evanieee are razzing me there . Most interesting as a dude with a lot of hours botched his airspeed management and gave the FA some zero G experience and fried an engine. Hard to fathom how or why he did that, do we have any home bases to ru...
by flyboy2548m
Thu Jun 11, 2020 8:04 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: PIA A320 in Karachi: loss of power after GA, crashed in residential area during final approach
Replies: 133
Views: 4198

Re: PIA A320 in Karachi: loss of power after GA, crashed in residential area during final approach

(I don't understand this 1 and 1+F stuff)
How is this possible? You? Gabriel the Great doesn't understand this? Surely this can't be.
by flyboy2548m
Tue Jun 09, 2020 1:54 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: PIA A320 in Karachi: loss of power after GA, crashed in residential area during final approach
Replies: 133
Views: 4198

Re: PIA A320 in Karachi: loss of power after GA, crashed in residential area during final approach

This is an interesting experience. The pilot commands the plane to do something - the plane thinks it knows better and so does not do the commanded thing. What would be the reason for the plane not to put the gear out when commanded? There are numerous things numerous planes won't necessarily do wh...
by flyboy2548m
Mon Jun 08, 2020 9:02 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: PIA A320 in Karachi: loss of power after GA, crashed in residential area during final approach
Replies: 133
Views: 4198

Re: PIA A320 in Karachi: loss of power after GA, crashed in residential area during final approach

Per my Fleet Chief. In the simulator, the gear handle was selected down at 280kts. The gear did not move, there was no ECAM. The only thing that did happen was red "UNLK" lights illuminated on the gear indication panel. At approximately 260kts, the L/G GEAR NOT DOWNLKD ECAM came up. Once airspeed dr...
by flyboy2548m
Sat Jun 06, 2020 5:10 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: PIA A320 in Karachi: loss of power after GA, crashed in residential area during final approach
Replies: 133
Views: 4198

Re: THERE HAS BEEN A NEAR-TOTAL HARD-BOILED EGG DISASTER!!!!!

Is it true that if the "sink rate" or the "woop woop pull up" warning is continuously sounding the "too low gear" will not sound? Do you think it is plausible (because you already said that anything is possible) that inhibited the GPWS warnings. Perhaps the sink rate and flaps one was intentional (...
by flyboy2548m
Sat Jun 06, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: St. Maarten...IT ONLY GETS BETTER...
Replies: 7
Views: 423

Re: St. Maarten...IT ONLY GETS BETTER...

I liked the 40 LITERS per wing. Of a 206. Uh-huh.
What is the problem? That they are using the metric system itself or the fact that 40 liters per wing is some 20 gallons total which in a 206 is not exactly a lot?
Oh Gabriel....
by flyboy2548m
Sat Jun 06, 2020 2:07 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: St. Maarten...IT ONLY GETS BETTER...
Replies: 7
Views: 423

Re: St. Maarten...IT ONLY GETS BETTER...

Not just a cool airport with the ultimate fence perv extreme intimacy and jet/prop wash... It ALSO has: -Girlieee pilots who dress in a way that might bother Ocelot if I mention it. -Tropical food. -"Big powerful" single engine Cessna aeroplaniees. -Jobs that we have a hope of getting. (I can at le...
by flyboy2548m
Fri Jun 05, 2020 4:01 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: PIA A320 in Karachi: loss of power after GA, crashed in residential area during final approach
Replies: 133
Views: 4198

Re: THERE HAS BEEN A NEAR-TOTAL HARD-BOILED EGG DISASTER!!!!!

flyboy, Please answer the question Gabriel should of asked: Are there obvious and insidious scenarios where one could land an Airbus gear up, without the plane's safety systems pitching a "gear-up" bitch-fit of some sort? PS, This morning I forgot I was making hard boiled eggs, ran the pot dry and ...
by flyboy2548m
Thu Jun 04, 2020 3:16 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: PIA A320 in Karachi: loss of power after GA, crashed in residential area during final approach
Replies: 133
Views: 4198

Re: PIA A320 in Karachi: loss of power after GA, crashed in residential area during final approach

Flyboy, a couple questions if I may. Scenario: The pilot lowers the landing gear lever but the gear doesn't come down because the plane being faster than the gear extension speed limit. Questions: Is that scenario realistic? (i.e. will the plane "refuse" to lower the gear if you are going too fast?...
by flyboy2548m
Wed Jun 03, 2020 2:27 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: ACKLOWLEDGEMENT OF A TOTAL RETIREMENT DISASTER!!!!!
Replies: 4
Views: 348

Re: ACKLOWLEDGEMENT OF A TOTAL RETIREMENT DISASTER!!!!!

She ain't no lady, she's an EM-DEE-EIGHTY.
by flyboy2548m
Mon Jun 01, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Mitsubishi SpaceJet troubles, the latest news
Replies: 9
Views: 519

Re: Mitsubishi SpaceJet troubles, the latest news

So they're pursuing development of their own aircraft, and buying Bombardier? I realize buying Bombardier is a fashionable thing to do these days, but that plan makes about as much sense as a submarine with a screen door.
Or peanut butter on sushi.
by flyboy2548m
Tue May 26, 2020 8:12 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: PIA A320 in Karachi: loss of power after GA, crashed in residential area during final approach
Replies: 133
Views: 4198

Re: Hubristic approach angles...

Flyboy: So, 10 smartphone batteries burst into flames while you WAY high on downwind and the plane catches fire in 5 places (FA's valiantly extinguish 5 of the fires)...you declare an emergency and roll out on final 5 miles out, 2000 feet higher than what you are supposed to be. As the ISGPOTM, you...
by flyboy2548m
Mon May 25, 2020 10:21 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Another Victim of COVID-19
Replies: 1
Views: 191

Re: Another Victim of COVID-19

That really hertz.
by flyboy2548m
Sat May 23, 2020 12:26 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: PIA A320 in Karachi: loss of power after GA, crashed in residential area during final approach
Replies: 133
Views: 4198

Re: PIA A320 in Karachi: loss of power after GA, crashed in residential area during final approach


I'd like to hear more of their communications prior to that. How they ended up 2,000' high 5 miles out seems to me a big piece of this puzzle.
1,500' instead of 3,500'. They would have had to lose 3,500' in around 2 minutes. Doable, but iffy.
by flyboy2548m
Sat May 23, 2020 10:53 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: PIA A320 in Karachi: loss of power after GA, crashed in residential area during final approach
Replies: 133
Views: 4198

Re: PIA A320 in Karachi: loss of power after GA, crashed in residential area during final approach

Yes, that called my attention too, and the controller's too. When the pilots said that they were comfortable now to continue the approach the controller still gave them a go-around (or spacing) vector, the guys insisted and the controller said sort of "guys are you sure? You are at 3500". I'd like ...
by flyboy2548m
Sat May 23, 2020 2:40 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: PIA A320 in Karachi: loss of power after GA, crashed in residential area during final approach
Replies: 133
Views: 4198

Re: PIA A320 in Karachi: loss of power after GA, crashed in residential area during final approach


So something was wrong even before the go-around.
Presumably the nose gear. Something else drew my attention on that recording: they were passing 3,500' at 5 miles out. KHI is at 98' MSL.
by flyboy2548m
Sat May 23, 2020 2:35 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: PIA A320 in Karachi: loss of power after GA, crashed in residential area during final approach
Replies: 133
Views: 4198

Re: PIA A320 in Karachi: loss of power after GA, crashed in residential area during final approach

Couple of years ago there was a 777 accident where the pilots started the go-around by clicking the TOGA buttons but they did so a split second AFTER the plane touched down, that caused the auto-throttles not to go to TOGA (as they would have had the TOGA buttons had been pushed a split second befo...
by flyboy2548m
Tue May 19, 2020 6:10 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Snowbirds crash
Replies: 8
Views: 484

Re: Snowbirds crash

More discussion from Juan Brown including information about the aircraft, etc.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=10Og_7sqU7s
Oh Dear Christ, not him again!

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