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by Gabriel
Mon Dec 31, 2018 3:37 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: 2018, a good year.
Replies: 5
Views: 202

Re: 2018, a good year.

I a narrow Unitedstatian view (or even western view), yes. However, globally 2018 was worse than the previous 5 years' average and particularly worse than 2017 where there were 0 fatalities in a Jet commercial flight. Take a look at the Safety Indicator on the right-hand side: https://aviation-safet...
by Gabriel
Tue Dec 18, 2018 6:57 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: RC Aircraft Tomfoolery
Replies: 4
Views: 249

Re: RC Aircraft Tomfoolery

What I find disturbing is there doesn't appear to be an FCOM anywhere. What's Snoopy going to do in case of runaway trim?
Crash.
by Gabriel
Mon Dec 17, 2018 6:59 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Yahoo Clickbait Aviation Spam
Replies: 9
Views: 528

Re: Yahoo Clickbait Aviation Spam

Airplanes have quirks and pilots have quirks. Not only pilots can tell certain airplanes from others of the same model without looking at the N-number, but if planes where self-aware (or if someone looked at their QAR) they could also tell certain pilots from others of the same "batch". These quirks...
by Gabriel
Sun Dec 16, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: New Lufthansa livery!
Replies: 4
Views: 275

Re: New Lufthansa livery!

Ugly. And I am not talking of the livery.
by Gabriel
Mon Dec 10, 2018 11:28 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Latest From Aviation Typists
Replies: 17
Views: 802

Re: Latest From Aviation Typists

ok, I'll bite: why are twin piston a/c more prone to loss of control on engine failure? Unbalanced torque? Nope. The reasons are: - Excess power available with one engine inop. To give you an idea, part 25 (i.e. air transport category) planes are required to have enough power to complete a take-off...
by Gabriel
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Braking news from California
Replies: 10
Views: 487

Re: Braking news from California

EMAS doing a good job again.
by Gabriel
Mon Dec 03, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Flight Report (and Flyboy Appreciation Moment)
Replies: 6
Views: 373

Re: Flight Report (and Flyboy Appreciation Moment)

Define "old":
Per
It seems you did.
by Gabriel
Mon Dec 03, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Latest From Aviation Typists
Replies: 17
Views: 802

Re: Latest From Aviation Typists

It was interesting to hear Flyboy state how he was a very precise example of what the editorial described. 150 hours of twin piston time that was not super applicable to the CRJ which was where hour 151 (roughly) occurred. Indeed the whole paradigm is different. On a transport-category twin, an eng...
by Gabriel
Fri Nov 30, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Lion Air Flight 610
Replies: 52
Views: 2254

Re: Lion Air Flight 610

Good news: the matter has been settled! According to a well-known aviation typist, it's all Boeing's fault: https://www.cnn.com/2018/11/28/opinions/what-happened-to-lion-air-flight-abend/index.html :roll: This article is quite uneducated and contain several mistakes and things that he says "we don'...
by Gabriel
Tue Nov 27, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: An announcement of minor, but significant, importance.
Replies: 4
Views: 229

Re: An announcement of minor, but significant, importance.

Very serious comment: Tell your friend to check "See how it flies". https://www.av8n.com/how/ The format is awful but the content is great and, more importantly, correct. This is the only material for pilots about aerodynamics, airplane performance and flight mechanics that I've seen that is actuall...
by Gabriel
Mon Nov 26, 2018 7:14 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: An announcement of minor, but significant, importance.
Replies: 4
Views: 229

Re: An announcement of minor, but significant, importance.

An agronomy friend from undergrad school has moved to Florida to help his brother launch a flight school and is working on the ground school curriculum. I told him that an airplane could be stalled at any attitude and airspeed. He responded, "That is true". Flyboy may (or may not) wish to exercise ...
by Gabriel
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: F.A.O.: Gabriel, The Hell Better Aeroengineer
Replies: 6
Views: 277

Re: F.A.O.: Gabriel, The Hell Better Aeroengineer

No, sorry.
Not even impressed with that seemingly stable fall?
A lot of objects with random shapes and mass distribution tend to enter and assume a stable spin when falling.
by Gabriel
Fri Nov 16, 2018 8:06 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Lion Air Flight 610
Replies: 52
Views: 2254

Re: Lion Air Flight 610

Oh crap, there's some inexplicable force moving the nose down- and it's not the trim because I looked twice and it's not moving....oh crap, we're going to die, switching off logical thought processes. (Yeah, I want to think I'd be pressing the nose-up trim button relentlessly, but you never know). ...
by Gabriel
Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:11 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Lion Air Flight 610
Replies: 52
Views: 2254

Re: Lion Air Flight 610

One of the things that's come out is that while an ordinary trim runaway is continuous, this thing produces a runaway where it moves a bit and stops, and then a bit later it moves a bit more and stops, and over and over but never for very long or very much at once. Real easy to not notice it happen...
by Gabriel
Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:52 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: C-130, Georgia
Replies: 7
Views: 613

Re: C-130, Georgia

The AAIB investigating an accident of a military US airplane that happened in US soil?
by Gabriel
Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:45 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Skylease 747F Landing Overrun Halifax
Replies: 17
Views: 772

Re: Skylease 747F Landing Overrun Halifax

With patience and saliva. (and confirmed by Google translate)

Must be some crazy Argentinean colloquialism.

I can see a certain gutter mentality, but even that requires some explaining.
Let's say that in involves a male elephant and a female ant.
by Gabriel
Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:07 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Skylease 747F Landing Overrun Halifax
Replies: 17
Views: 772

Re: Skylease 747F Landing Overrun Halifax

3WE: The ATL comment that it was the second over run for the plane AND pilot was interesting. Hey, Gabe! What's the English equivalent for " persevera y triunfarás "? :mrgreen: Persevere and thou shall triumph. Now, what would be the English equivalent for the synonym proverb "Con paciencia y con s...
by Gabriel
Sat Nov 10, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Skylease 747F Landing Overrun Halifax
Replies: 17
Views: 772

Re: Skylease 747F Landing Overrun Halifax

Do we know how many PSIs were dumped to the brakes?
All of them, of course.
by Gabriel
Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: The Shootdown of Korean Air Lines Flight 007
Replies: 78
Views: 9864

Re: The Shootdown of Korean Air Lines Flight 007

Question, if any one can help me with. Can ACARS besides communication to air craft through the Flight Management System control the flight through the FMS?
If you are asking if ACARS can make inputs in the FMS, then no.
by Gabriel
Mon Oct 29, 2018 3:30 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Lion Air Flight 610
Replies: 52
Views: 2254

Re: Lion Air Flight 610

... and they say in the link below, that there was a request to return due to "technical problems".
http://avherald.com/h?article=4bf90724&opt=0
"Indonesia's Civil Aviation Authority reported the aircraft requested to return to Jakarta."
by Gabriel
Thu Oct 25, 2018 2:41 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Not_a perfect landing.
Replies: 7
Views: 442

Re: Not_a perfect landing.

An AT-6 with Luftwaffe markings. It's almost like RuPaul in an SS Uniform, really just doesn't work.
But this was not an AT-6 Texan but an AT-6 Hamburger.
by Gabriel
Wed Oct 24, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Not_a perfect landing.
Replies: 7
Views: 442

Re: Not_a perfect landing.

Not perfect but good, since everybody walked a way from it (with help though)
by Gabriel
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Attention! airdisaster.info - an update
Replies: 23
Views: 5749

Re: Attention! airdisaster.info - an update

Melissa latest post is some slots above in this very thread, Feb 27 2017.
by Gabriel
Tue Oct 16, 2018 3:08 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Attention! airdisaster.info - an update
Replies: 23
Views: 5749

Re: Attention! airdisaster.info - an update

Halfie??? Some people think he is Not_Karl.
He might be Karl, but not Not_Karl. No way Halfie was Argie.

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