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by Gabriel
Tue Jun 10, 2008 10:15 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: A350 troubles, the latest news..
Replies: 17
Views: 1476

Re: A350 troubles, the latest news..

C'mon boys. I'm a Boeing fan. But 2 tons in 200+ tons? (less than 1%). How close will the empty weight of the 787 (or any other airplane, big or small) be from the initial estimate?
by Gabriel
Mon Jun 09, 2008 4:05 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Flyboy's Weekly Recap (#3 in a series)
Replies: 32
Views: 2863

Re: Flyboy's Weekly Recap (#3 in a series)

Wasting your knowledge on worthless parlor-talkers like me is certainly not your strong skill.
Fixed
I love you too.
Cheers,
Gabriel
by Gabriel
Sun Jun 08, 2008 4:54 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Flyboy's Weekly Recap (#3 in a series)
Replies: 32
Views: 2863

Re: Flyboy's Weekly Recap (#3 in a series)

I expected that kind of answer (i.e. lack of answer). Sharing your knowledge is certainly not your strong skill.
by Gabriel
Sat Jun 07, 2008 1:47 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Bert would enjoy this
Replies: 12
Views: 939

Re: Bert would enjoy this

Were his relatives onboard the 747 flight?
Yes.
by Gabriel
Sat Jun 07, 2008 1:42 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Brush with death?
Replies: 94
Views: 4409

Re: Brush with death?

And again...
by Gabriel
Fri Jun 06, 2008 4:52 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Flyboy's Weekly Recap (#3 in a series)
Replies: 32
Views: 2863

Re: Flyboy's Weekly Recap (#3 in a series)

I never said or implied "for take-off". Then why say anything? This was a takeoff accident. So you could quote me out of context. I was explaining that while a 4 engine airplane is not required to be able to climb on 2 engines at take off, but ONLY after cleaning it up, it would still be able to co...
by Gabriel
Wed Jun 04, 2008 5:39 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Flyboy's Weekly Recap (#3 in a series)
Replies: 32
Views: 2863

Re: Flyboy's Weekly Recap (#3 in a series)

Needless to say, such a dramatic event spawned a rather large amount of parlor talk, with Gabriel being the undisputed champion in this case. To his credit, he seemed to realize he was in over his head as he himself felt that he deserved "a special mention" in one of my recaps. All I can say is "in...
by Gabriel
Mon Jun 02, 2008 11:19 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Cargoplane off the runway in Brussels
Replies: 116
Views: 6576

Re: Cargoplane off the runway in Brussels

(as a result of ingesting derbies and/or people from a structural failure and explosive decompression)
Those hats can be killer.
:D :D :D

Ok, so "derby" was not the right word. What would that be?
by Gabriel
Sun Jun 01, 2008 1:33 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Brush with death?
Replies: 94
Views: 4409

Re: Brush with death?

Now our "castaway island" has sunk too.
by Gabriel
Sat May 31, 2008 2:47 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Cargoplane off the runway in Brussels
Replies: 116
Views: 6576

Re: Cargoplane off the runway in Brussels

[self-moderating]
We don't even know if a double engine failure (or single for that matter) was involved, so perhaps we went too far discussing double engine failures?
[/self-moderating]

Anyone has any new info on what could have caused the accident?
by Gabriel
Sat May 31, 2008 2:42 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Cargoplane off the runway in Brussels
Replies: 116
Views: 6576

Re: Cargoplane off the runway in Brussels

SAA Maputo 1998? Never heard about that one. Found something: http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=19981005-0 It was operated for/by LAM. VERY interesting: Crew: Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 16 Passengers: Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 50 Total: Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 66 Airplane damage...
by Gabriel
Sat May 31, 2008 2:27 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Cargoplane off the runway in Brussels
Replies: 116
Views: 6576

Re: Cargoplane off the runway in Brussels

It depends. In config clean yes it does. Configured for T/O it doesn't. Yet, note that I said "for the sake of directional controllability only". The only time when I think you'll have any chance at all at MTOW is indeed in clean config near L/D max. As this is at about 250 knots IAS for a 747, thi...
by Gabriel
Sat May 31, 2008 5:42 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Cargoplane off the runway in Brussels
Replies: 116
Views: 6576

Re: Cargoplane off the runway in Brussels

[off topic]

I deserve a special place in Flyboy's summary for this week!

[/off topic]
by Gabriel
Sat May 31, 2008 5:40 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Cargoplane off the runway in Brussels
Replies: 116
Views: 6576

Re: Cargoplane off the runway in Brussels

As a side note, any condition with two engines out other than the worst one (two outer, two inner, or one outer and one inner on different sides) would be less severe than even the "just" one engine out condition, for the sake of directional controlability only. While I agree with your analysis, I ...
by Gabriel
Sat May 31, 2008 5:37 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Cargoplane off the runway in Brussels
Replies: 116
Views: 6576

Re: Cargoplane off the runway in Brussels

For what it's worth, there were two engine-related incidents involving both engines on the same side of the following 747s on take-off which led to the loss of the airplane : El Al Amsterdam 1992, South African Maputo 1998. I don't remember the South African one. The ElAl one was a loss of control ...
by Gabriel
Sat May 31, 2008 5:31 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Cargoplane off the runway in Brussels
Replies: 116
Views: 6576

Re: Cargoplane off the runway in Brussels

If this crew is at rotation which is a very busy time in any cockpit let alone a 747, and has two engines fail in quick succession, I'd be quite concerned about the 3rd and/or 4th going with them. I wouldn't. The two first failures would have me concerned enough to abort the T/O without caring abou...
by Gabriel
Sat May 31, 2008 5:21 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Tegus plane crash
Replies: 9
Views: 1458

Re: Tegus plane crash

Please, tell me that it wasn't mishandling of the thrust levers again. We know very well by now what happens in an Airbus when at least one thrust lever is not fully iddled on landing, do we? (the airplane won't aknowledge it's on ground, spoilers won't deploy and there's no way to deploy them manua...
by Gabriel
Fri May 30, 2008 3:14 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Cargoplane off the runway in Brussels
Replies: 116
Views: 6576

Re: Cargoplane off the runway in Brussels

Gabe - what does it say about symmetry? I mean it makes a difference if you lose one engine on each side or if you lose both engines on the same side, doesn't it? I saw talk of bird strike in two engines on pprune the other day - if true that might account for the loss of two engines, and on the sa...
by Gabriel
Fri May 30, 2008 3:34 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Cargoplane off the runway in Brussels
Replies: 116
Views: 6576

Re: Cargoplane off the runway in Brussels

When the plane was on take-off roll, well after V1 apparently, there was a big engine flame-out . ROTFL :lol: :mrgreen: :lol: :mrgreen: :lol: What was big? The flame out of the engine or the engine that flamed out? None of them make sense: There are no such things as a small engine in the 747 or a ...
by Gabriel
Thu May 29, 2008 9:46 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: About server problems
Replies: 16
Views: 914

Re: About server problems

Which shutdowns, server down, not logging in etc. are you speaking of?

Could it be that your computers are still infected with the JP.vir worm?
You sure don't mean the ADC.vir worm?
by Gabriel
Thu May 29, 2008 11:41 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Brush with death?
Replies: 94
Views: 4409

Re: Brush with death?

And yet once again!
That's what? Five in the last 30 days?
by Gabriel
Sun May 25, 2008 2:08 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Cargoplane off the runway in Brussels
Replies: 116
Views: 6576

Re: Cargoplane off the runway in Brussels

It looks like an SP?
by Gabriel
Thu May 22, 2008 1:09 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: How's this for a rough landing ?
Replies: 93
Views: 11878

Re: How's this for a rough landing ?

Translation by yours truly. At 75 ft above the ground the airplane started drifting to the left. The copilot gave a control input on the sidestick to the right and turned the aircraft 10° to the right. 50 ft above the ground the copilot moved the sidestick to the left. In the subsequent 5 seconds t...
by Gabriel
Wed May 21, 2008 11:31 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Brush with death?
Replies: 94
Views: 4409

Re: Brush with death?

What do they say...? Once is accidental, twice is a coincidence, third is.......
... A TOTAL AIR DISASTER !!!!

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