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by Gabriel
Fri Apr 04, 2008 10:42 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: You say you like Go Arounds...
Replies: 16
Views: 1484

Re: You say you like Go Arounds...

Dummy,

How were the other flights doing with the landings at LGA before, within and after you 3 consecutive attempts? Was your flight specialy unlucky, it was a maze of planes going arround once and again, or it was pretty lonely that day?
by Gabriel
Thu Apr 03, 2008 8:00 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: A different TSA story
Replies: 14
Views: 1417

Re: A different TSA story

I was once returning from France. I put my suitcase in the scanner belt and cleared the metal detector. Then the scanner operator said something low on the handy and immediately two security officers came. They asked me to take my suitcase and go with them to a nearby table. They asked me if I was c...
by Gabriel
Mon Mar 31, 2008 11:28 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Unbeliveble
Replies: 16
Views: 1573

Re: Unbeliveble

Ok, one question: Say that we have a ME-CPL with 500 hours, 100 of them in ME. How much effort/time/money would it take to make this pilot to transition to a RJ, and how much from the same starting point to an A-380? I always wondered why pilots of larger planes got paid better. After all, piltos of...
by Gabriel
Mon Mar 31, 2008 3:58 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Unbeliveble
Replies: 16
Views: 1573

Re: Unbeliveble

What happens with the offer-and-demand law? Pilots shortage is real and by al means it will become much worse in the following years. I think that entering a pilot career now, if not a great business at first, it's a good investment. Chances are that sooner or later (more sooner than later) the need...
by Gabriel
Mon Mar 31, 2008 3:45 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Trivia - What's wrong here?
Replies: 9
Views: 1213

Re: Trivia - What's wrong here?

First of all, the Ushuaia - Islas Malvinas airport has nothing to do with the Islas Malvinas / Falkland Islands, except for the name put as a reminder of the sovereignty that Argentina claims over these islands. This is the airport of the city of Ushuaia, a city right in the Southern vertex of conti...
by Gabriel
Sun Mar 30, 2008 12:00 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Report about Adam Air accident January 2007
Replies: 17
Views: 1572

Re: Report about Adam Air accident January 2007

Note that the load factor did not touch the ULTIMATE LOAD line (150%). This limit however is not validated beyond VD/MD. Even below MD/VD, the fact that the ultimate load factor is not exceeded only means that the wings may bend but not brake, not that another part of the structure would not fail. ...
by Gabriel
Sat Mar 29, 2008 11:37 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Trivia - What's wrong here?
Replies: 9
Views: 1213

Re: Trivia - What's wrong here?

Come on! Nobody?
by Gabriel
Fri Mar 28, 2008 9:37 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Trivia - What's wrong here?
Replies: 9
Views: 1213

Trivia - What's wrong here?

Several things are odd, one of them can be discovered for the information presented there alone, even if you knew zero about the airport, the airlines involved or aviation in general. What is that?

http://aviation-safety.net/database/air ... php?id=USH
by Gabriel
Wed Mar 26, 2008 10:42 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Report about Adam Air accident January 2007
Replies: 17
Views: 1572

Re: Report about Adam Air accident January 2007

Interesting to note that finally the aircraft exceeded its structural limits and broke apart. How pilots can get into a 100° bank angle without noticing remains a mystery to me. Bank angle by itself is not percivable by any human sense. The tilt of the horizon (real or artificial) can be seen. The ...
by Gabriel
Mon Mar 24, 2008 10:42 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Ryanair incident at Limoges/France
Replies: 7
Views: 2190

Re: Ryanair incident at Limoges/France

Somehow lately a lot of airplanes are leaving the runway at not appropriate exits...

Do 328
Adam Air 737
United A320
and now Ryanair 737
And British Airways' 777! :D
by Gabriel
Wed Mar 19, 2008 8:44 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Those who do not learn from history....
Replies: 8
Views: 834

Re: Those who do not learn from history....

Not only that, but also some of the seats are already "long legs friendly" (emergency exits, front seats), and paying the same price. Charge an extra for them and you have more revenue without removing a single seat or reducing the pitch in any of them. Now, I have to say, what is my fault for being...
by Gabriel
Fri Mar 14, 2008 9:01 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Comair 5191 pilot to fly again?
Replies: 4
Views: 861

Re: Comair 5191 pilot to fly again?

Nowhere the article says that he wants to fly commercially again. I think his bets for a third class medial are better. While the rules in Argentina are different, I knew of two ilots in Argentina that were Ok to fly with ma missing leg or a missing hand. The one with the missing leg flied an Ercoup...
by Gabriel
Fri Mar 07, 2008 3:35 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: BA 777 @ LHR
Replies: 431
Views: 27878

Re: BA 777 @ LHR

Although I suspect the AAIB would have found out about a completely wrong ( ATR 42 in a 72 !?! ) fuel probe/sensor by now ;) I agree, I just meant to say that "indicated" and "actual" might have (and have before) been not the same thing. Maybe another failure mode for this to happen? (oh, and it wa...
by Gabriel
Thu Mar 06, 2008 9:46 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Another TCAS save?
Replies: 20
Views: 2453

Re: Another TCAS save?

Edit to add: Yep, TCAS did its job, but it should never have to...
It is a known fact that the "it should never have to" does indeed fail from time to time. That's the very reason for the TCAS and for making it mandatory on comercial airplanes.
by Gabriel
Thu Mar 06, 2008 9:40 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: BA 777 @ LHR
Replies: 431
Views: 27878

Re: BA 777 @ LHR

Andy,

As a counterargument, you have the Turinter case (was it Turinter?)
The ditched the ATR with the fuel quantity INDICATING a lot of fuel on-board. There was none though.
by Gabriel
Wed Mar 05, 2008 9:46 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: How's this for a rough landing ?
Replies: 93
Views: 11535

Re: How's this for a rough landing ?

Would this incident / accident (depending on what it takes to repair the airplane) be investigated by the corresponding aviation accident investigation body?
I know the NTSB does investigate certain "serious" incidents even if they don't qualify as accidents.
by Gabriel
Wed Mar 05, 2008 9:43 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: How's this for a rough landing ?
Replies: 93
Views: 11535

Re: How's this for a rough landing ?

Hi Dummy, Would you please go a bit further explaining these two things? Lastly, I have never flown an Airbus product and thus I'm venturing into Parlour Talking land, however, in recently discussing this with someone who has, he mentioned that because the Airbus sidestick produces a 'roll rate' whe...
by Gabriel
Wed Mar 05, 2008 2:24 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: How's this for a rough landing ?
Replies: 93
Views: 11535

Re: How's this for a rough landing ?

Do we all agree that, if the main cause of the upset was a gust, it had to be a strong, sudden gust from the right? Strong, because if it was weak it would have not upset the airplane so much. Sudden, because if the intensity of the gust would have increased smoothly the pilot would have had time to...
by Gabriel
Tue Mar 04, 2008 9:26 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Cirrus SR22 down in Rio
Replies: 20
Views: 1596

Re: Cirrus SR22 down in Rio

Brazilian Specification ANP No. 1/2003 – QAV1; ASTM Specification D-1655 JET A or JET A1; Specification MIL-T-83133A JP-8; Russian Specification GOST 10227- 86, TS-1, TS-1 Premium and RT; Ukrainian Specification GSTU 320.00149943.007 RT and GSTU 320.00149943.011 TS-1 Ok, thanks. Oh, and, by the way...
by Gabriel
Tue Mar 04, 2008 3:47 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: How's this for a rough landing ?
Replies: 93
Views: 11535

Re: How's this for a rough landing ?

According to several posts on pprune, the Airbus flight control system limits the roll rate of the plane which can be induced by sidestick action. One would hope that any such limiting process would be monitoring and using the system output, (the actual achieved rollrate) and not the input (stick p...
by Gabriel
Tue Mar 04, 2008 3:38 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Cirrus SR22 down in Rio
Replies: 20
Views: 1596

Re: Cirrus SR22 down in Rio

Please excuse my ignorance. What is QAV1? Does it float, sink, or mix with Avgas? In which way can the wrong fuel make something worse than not being able to run the engine or damage it? Even if that caused the engine fire, was that engine fire the ultimate cause of the accident (the fire / smoke ac...
by Gabriel
Tue Mar 04, 2008 1:51 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Flight Simulator Opportunities
Replies: 12
Views: 966

Re: Flight Simulator Opportunities

I had a 3 hours ride in a full flight 737 simulator for a birthday pressent from a friend. But it was a sort of "clandestine" operation. The sim is not available for the public. You must know the right persons, and my friend did. It was the best pressent ever, and I doubt something else will break t...
by Gabriel
Sun Mar 02, 2008 5:24 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Cirrus SR22 down in Rio
Replies: 20
Views: 1596

Re: Cirrus SR22 down in Rio

Any info of whether the accident was directly related to whatever caused the smoke or if, in a hurry to return to land, the pilot just lost control of a parfectly flyable airplane?
by Gabriel
Sun Mar 02, 2008 5:06 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: How's this for a rough landing ?
Replies: 93
Views: 11535

Re: How's this for a rough landing ?

They simply "forgot" to put ailerons into the wind. They touched down with a high crab angle and immediatly kicked the rudder to align with the runway. That put the airplane in a sideslip. The dihedral effect, which is particulary strong in sewpt-winged airplanes, did the rest. Also, it looks like ...
by Gabriel
Sun Mar 02, 2008 2:32 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Storm Wreaks Havoc at SZG
Replies: 9
Views: 1011

Re: Storm Wreaks Havoc at SZG

Today at SZG: ...and they were warned more than two days in advance... How stupid ...? But what could they have possibly done? If they didn't have a hangar space available, with storm forecasts all over western Europe and thus no alternative airport to fly the plane to, the only remaining thing wou...

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