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by flyboy2548m
Wed Feb 14, 2018 4:40 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: An-148 down
Replies: 19
Views: 195

Re: An-148 down

Also, in the realm of 'outsider advice' why in the hell is there even an off switch? I guess it's a good idea on a 172 where the loss of the alternator on the #1 engine has bad implications for battery life which can be important for night IMC...but why not just leave the dang thing on? (Evan want'...
by flyboy2548m
Sun Feb 11, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: An-148 down
Replies: 19
Views: 195

Re: An-148 down

Holy Hydraulics, Officer Pryor is back!
by flyboy2548m
Fri Feb 09, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: The Shootdown of Korean Air Lines Flight 007
Replies: 67
Views: 6628

Re: The Shootdown of Korean Air Lines Flight 007

My article. Thanks for the welcome, I figured... Since you're not naming these "informants", I have no way of knowing: 1. If they exist; 2. If they are who they say the are; 3. If they actually told you what you say they told you. Also, your source for all that Rivet Joint protocol as regards inter...
by flyboy2548m
Fri Feb 09, 2018 3:27 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: The Shootdown of Korean Air Lines Flight 007
Replies: 67
Views: 6628

Re: The Shootdown of Korean Air Lines Flight 007

Good to see ya, Bert. Seems like not too much new information besides the supposed "outage". Also, whose article is it? Yours?
by flyboy2548m
Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:07 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Blast from the past.
Replies: 11
Views: 236

Re: Blast from the past.

Definitely a classic.
by flyboy2548m
Fri Jan 26, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: FedEx MD-11 crash at Narita
Replies: 161
Views: 15819

Re: FedEx MD-11 crash at Narita

Yes, I was inspired by reviewing the AirFrance pull up thread where you set up your CRJ simulator for an UAS incident. I was shocked, that an airline professional selected oft-used, familiar power settings and attitudes to achieve reasonably safe airspeed control. (Blue font in case we have any BB'...
by flyboy2548m
Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:03 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Norwegian exceptionalism
Replies: 275
Views: 29633

Re: Norwegian exceptionalism

I understand that Norweigan is doing cheap NYC flights... 300 quid round trip at the moment. Not bad. That would be from somewhere in "London" to somewhere in "New York "? Per You understand well the RyanScare model! No, in this case they fly from Tourist Shitbox Central - Gatsick - to JFKoff. They...
by flyboy2548m
Thu Jan 25, 2018 5:00 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: FedEx MD-11 crash at Narita
Replies: 161
Views: 15819

Re: FedEx MD-11 crash at Narita

I had forgot from the documentary: The throttles automatically go to idle at 50 ft or something- this contributed some to the first hard touchdown. Given the winds, it might have arguably been good to carry a little power and maybe take a little longer to set it down. (And no big deal to override t...
by flyboy2548m
Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:55 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Server Crash 10 year Anniversary
Replies: 10
Views: 209

Re: Server Crash 10 year Anniversary

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Speaking of anniversary events, I found this whilst browsing a backup archive just yesterday night.
I'm proud to say I was there.
by flyboy2548m
Sun Jan 21, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: FedEx MD-11 crash at Narita
Replies: 161
Views: 15819

Re: FedEx MD-11 crash at Narita- Smithsonian Channel


They did not get into the hard-gear/no-fuse-plug/wing busting tendency that Gabriel and others often talk about.
Why would they? Gabriel The Hell Better Aeroengineer has slaughtered that horse beyond purgatory.
by flyboy2548m
Sat Jan 20, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Turbulent Landing
Replies: 36
Views: 588

Re: Turbulent Landing

Absolutely tremendous job by the crew, all kidding aside.
Yes, very impressive. But it does beg the question - why - surely that amount of movement and buffeting calls for another go once it has died down a bit.
No.
by flyboy2548m
Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:43 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Turbulent Landing
Replies: 36
Views: 588

Re: Turbulent Landing

Absolutely tremendous job by the crew, all kidding aside.
by flyboy2548m
Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Military Aviation Discussion
Topic: Dec. 24, 2017: First flight of the AVIC AG600
Replies: 10
Views: 287

Re: Dec. 24, 2017: First flight of the AVIC AG600

Again, we see China copy and steal fundamental designs from the United States and develop aircraft that bear a very close resemblence...or not.
Looks more stolen from the Japanese, specifically from the Shin Meiwa.
by flyboy2548m
Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Discussion of Beech Bananza Crash - Instrument Failure
Replies: 27
Views: 707

Re: Discussion of Beech Bananza Crash - Instrument Failure

I was going to weigh in on this, but then I realized Gabe would just disagree and post a 4-page discourse on why he disagrees, so I decided to save us both the effort.
by flyboy2548m
Sun Dec 10, 2017 7:20 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Airbus vs Boeing. The Pilots Speak
Replies: 1
Views: 133

Re: Airbus vs Boeing. The Pilots Speak

I'm sorry, were there actual airplanes mentioned in that video? I wasn't really listening.
by flyboy2548m
Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:12 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Japanese CRM
Replies: 20
Views: 485

Re: Japanese CRM

The other thing that puzzles me, above and beyond the "pulling back relentlessly" thing, is why the pilot thought he had to do anything at all with the flight controls? 15 seconds before the AP disconnected, the plane was flying along, straight and level and stable, with specific trim and power set...
by flyboy2548m
Sat Dec 02, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Japanese CRM
Replies: 20
Views: 485

Re: Japanese CRM

I was recently watching a video on Youtube from a program hosted by "Sully", trying to explain what happened on AF447. They were (I assume) in a simulator, trying to demonstrate what the crew experienced. Several times during the video, the narrators (of which Sully was one) explained that due to i...
by flyboy2548m
Wed Nov 29, 2017 7:58 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: F.A.O.: 3WE
Replies: 548
Views: 28667

Re: F.A.O.: 3WE

Oh, got it. Alex pm'd me too, I told him I'm not a fan of the banhammer.
by flyboy2548m
Wed Nov 29, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: F.A.O.: 3WE
Replies: 548
Views: 28667

Re: Disclosure of supposed-to-be-private PM material.

It may even have relevance to a recent post in this very thread. It is a way worse practice to talk about other people behind their back and discuss their particularities, especially being a complete ignorant asshat on the subject and Not_knowing him personally , but seeing that the issue has turne...
by flyboy2548m
Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Kidney Stones
Replies: 34
Views: 798

Re: Kidney Stones

I may have them. Discuss.
Make sure your will is in order. It's been good knowing ya.
by flyboy2548m
Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:04 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Total Drone Disaster at Not_Karlie's home airport
Replies: 9
Views: 413

Re: Total Drone Disaster at Not_Karlie's home airport

Was the drone white with blue stripes, an AFA logo and a number 10?
by flyboy2548m
Thu Nov 09, 2017 11:10 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Halladay Crash
Replies: 1
Views: 165

Re: Halladay Crash

When the whole LSA concept was first being discussed, one concern I expressed (not that anyone was listening) was that making airplanes more accessible is not necessarily on the whole a good thing.
by flyboy2548m
Tue Nov 07, 2017 12:48 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Not_Stereotypical [b]Regional[/b] Flight Attendant
Replies: 8
Views: 447

Re: Not_Stereotypical [b]Regional[/b] Flight Attendant

Of all the ridiculous things to celebrate...
by flyboy2548m
Sun Oct 08, 2017 7:15 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Not_FAO Karl
Replies: 77
Views: 5295

Re: Not_FAO Karl

Sometimes you have to sing down with an off-center ball with our engine. Yes, really.
by flyboy2548m
Sat Oct 07, 2017 12:34 am
Forum: Airline Pilot Q&A
Topic: Near Total Crosswind Disasters
Replies: 8
Views: 610

Re: Near Total Crosswind Disasters

Ah yes, the good old crosswind... Sometimes crews don't give it enough respect, and sometimes it's almost like they're too afraid of it. The fear then translates into excessive zealousness, both with respect to directional control and with respect to getting the airplane onto the runway in a manner ...

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