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by elaw
Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Squid lures 737 into sea.
Replies: 12
Views: 738

Re: Squid lures 737 into sea.

Once again a gross misinterpretation of what happened.

The crew just decided their pax would like a nice trip to the beach, and decided to take them there! :mrgreen:
by elaw
Fri Jan 12, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Norwegian exceptionalism
Replies: 290
Views: 36189

Re: Norwegian exceptionalism

Now just add a few (hundred) casinos and luxury hotels and you'll be the best!
by elaw
Mon Jan 08, 2018 1:01 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: 787 inflight structural breakup in 3....2....1....
Replies: 426
Views: 47487

Re: 787 inflight structural breakup in 3....2....1....

Well the good news is, the plane now has a large opening in the side to vent the fumes that will be generated when the battery fails...
by elaw
Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: New AD Logo for 2018
Replies: 53
Views: 2379

Re: New AD Logo for 2018

The directors of the firm hired to produce the AD.info llogos after the other people had been sacked, wish it to be known that they have just been sacked. The llogos have been completed in an entirely different style at great expense and at the last minute.
:lol:
by elaw
Mon Jan 08, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: New AD Logo for 2018
Replies: 53
Views: 2379

Re: New AD Logo for 2018

I think the ideal logo would incorporate a mangled airplane, a squid, and a llama.
by elaw
Sat Jan 06, 2018 1:23 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: New AD Logo for 2018
Replies: 53
Views: 2379

Re: New AD Logo for 2018

Tell that to the geese...
...who were operating in Class D airspace with no radio, no clearance, no transponder, no ADS-B...
Thank God they don't have opposable thumbs or they'd be pulling circuit breakers too, and we'd all be doomed.
by elaw
Mon Jan 01, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Annual Squid roundup 2017
Replies: 4
Views: 435

Re: Annual Squid roundup 2017

You mean you're not one of the 0.0001% either? 8-)
by elaw
Mon Jan 01, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Interesting (recent) total air disasters
Replies: 29
Views: 2322

Re: Bird on a Plane

A different kind of total ornithodisaster...
The airline reported the flight crew noticed a small bird on the flight deck, which had obviously entered the aircraft during boarding.
And that is why they should be checking IDs at the gate! :mrgreen:
by elaw
Tue Dec 19, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Railroad Thread
Replies: 315
Views: 64894

Re: Cowboy Train Engineers

initiate a retraining effort with a spiffy, impactful name!
I suggest "Go slower and live".
by elaw
Thu Dec 14, 2017 11:44 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: I.....am.......angry.
Replies: 13
Views: 768

Re: I.....am.......angry.

f***ing up a new, perfectly good tyre due to local councile negligence is something totally different and not to be expected. ...in Norway. Here in "the greatest country in the world", it happens all the time. :( Back when I used to live in the city, I would joke to friends that they should put up ...
by elaw
Wed Dec 13, 2017 7:17 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: I.....am.......angry.
Replies: 13
Views: 768

Re: I.....am.......angry.

That's possible... I was thinking it might have had to do with how the tire-pressure warning system works. Many such systems have a sensor in each wheel. But others, including many VAG products (VAG is Skoda's parent) use the ABS sensors to read the speed of each wheel. When a tire is underinflated,...
by elaw
Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:18 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: I.....am.......angry.
Replies: 13
Views: 768

Re: I.....am.......angry.

Ouch! If I did the conversion correctly that's about US$370... I've never paid more than about $150 for a tire. You definitely did the right thing though... performance of that mini-spare in snow might have been worse than the summer tire. It's also a little surprising/scary that the low-pressure wa...
by elaw
Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:15 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Discussion of Beech Bananza Crash - Instrument Failure
Replies: 27
Views: 1468

Re: Discussion of Beech Bananza Crash - Engine Failure

That being said, please list the other things likely to cause an engine to fail 1 mile short of your intended destination after a multi-state flight. Failure to set the mixture control to rich? Descending from an airmass that's not conducive to carburetor icing into one that is? Fuel in one tank bu...
by elaw
Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:37 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: ULTRA PATHETIC CHRISTMAS LOGO
Replies: 6
Views: 1004

Re: ULTRA PATHETIC CHRISTMAS LOGO

To hell with the critics... I like it. :clap:
by elaw
Mon Dec 11, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Smithsonian Channel Air Disasters- Atlantic Airways 670, BAE 146 Overrun.
Replies: 27
Views: 1378

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

I see your point, but "almost no weight on the wheels" at the moment the plane touches down is a thing with every plane that doesn't have spoilers, including the ones you and I have flown! I suppose the difference is the 172 driver knows and expects that, and knows not to stand on the brakes the mom...
by elaw
Mon Dec 11, 2017 11:37 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Smithsonian Channel Air Disasters- Atlantic Airways 670, BAE 146 Overrun.
Replies: 27
Views: 1378

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

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 spoilers don't. Probably true, but I'll bet dollars to doughnuts (because both are cheap) that they *were* trained that selecting "emergency braking" d...
by elaw
Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:41 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Discussion of Beech Bananza Crash - Instrument Failure
Replies: 27
Views: 1468

Re: Discussion of Beech Bananza Crash - Instrument Failure

Or... make no pitch input at all! Or roll input. If you're flying along straight and level with the plane properly trimmed (having rudder trim available helps here) and you suddenly find yourself in the soup, it seems like the best short-term course of action would be to remove your hands from the y...
by elaw
Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Discussion of Beech Bananza Crash - Instrument Failure
Replies: 27
Views: 1468

Re: Discussion of Beech Bananza Crash - Instrument Failure

Or a lack of computers to fly the airplane, depending on who you ask.
by elaw
Mon Dec 04, 2017 11:43 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Smithsonian Channel Air Disasters- Atlantic Airways 670, BAE 146 Overrun.
Replies: 27
Views: 1378

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

How can you increase WOW?
Get pizza delivered? :mrgreen:

It seems to me the biggest single cause of the accident here was the pilot's selection of emergency braking. Everything seems to indicate that had he not moved that one lever to that one position, there would be nothing to discuss here.
by elaw
Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:26 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Japanese CRM
Replies: 20
Views: 929

Re: Japanese CRM

The bigger difference: If a train jumps the tracks, you pull the brake and enjoy the ride (noting that the brakes can come on automatically, anyway). When Hal reverts to normal law or the tail busts off (think B-52), or an engine shreds the hydraulics, you have seconds to hours of various levels of...
by elaw
Sun Dec 03, 2017 2:03 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Japanese CRM
Replies: 20
Views: 929

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 sett...
by elaw
Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Japanese CRM
Replies: 20
Views: 929

Re: Japanese CRM

Gah... another double post... removed.

Why the heck is there no option to delete a post on this site? :(

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