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by 3WE
Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:13 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: autopilot 1, crew 0
Replies: 2
Views: 94

Re: autopilot 1, crew 0

Wow...Pilots aren't idiots, but they do seem to have lots and lots of buttons to push, and then you throw in (was it 7?) MODES of how the autopilot works, if this mode then that, and on alternate Thursdays in even numbered Months (unless they contain an "R")… There's something to be said for an idio...
by 3WE
Sun Nov 18, 2018 12:04 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Latest From Aviation Typists
Replies: 12
Views: 286

Re: Latest From Aviation Typists

I presume he will now be replaced by Sam Weigel who is way cooler. Although instead of trudging through the United States in a MD-8X (cranking cables and belching smoke and making noise), is now doing that same Lester over-seas crap where you sit on autopilot for 8 hours and fret over international...
by 3WE
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:58 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Lion Air Flight 610
Replies: 51
Views: 1077

Re: Lion Air Flight 610

None of it matters, it's curtains for Boeing anyway, Evanie The Aviation Sage said so. I'm more pissed at all of you Pilots who, from my observations, reserve your spoiler roll use for when you are low and slow and it's dangerous to do so. I think it said they work better at faster speeds, but I wo...
by 3WE
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:47 am
Forum: Airline Pilot Q&A
Topic: Do the marshal folks on the wings ever "DO" anything?
Replies: 4
Views: 1177

Re: Do the marshall folks on the wings ever "DO" anything?

I just put this statement on another thread: Quote =3BS: Also, I once asked Flyboy about wing walkers...when I read their faces it seems like they are saying, I got this wand up and this wand horizontal and I'm standing out here by this plane, just like you told me to do...but I'm not going to reall...
by 3WE
Sun Nov 18, 2018 11:43 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: THERE HAS BEEN A TOTAL PURPLE WINGLET DISASTER AT FLYOVER!!!!
Replies: 2
Views: 127

THERE HAS BEEN A TOTAL PURPLE WINGLET DISASTER AT FLYOVER!!!!

Second-rate, poorly trained pilots in poorly maintained 737 smash into a parked WOW Cheap Composite Purplebox. Two winglets did died, a hundred people got to spend the night in Flyover, and some others going somewhere else were delayed. After years of reading of these exciting disasters at other bus...
by 3WE
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:30 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: F.A.O.: Gabriel, The Hell Better Aeroengineer
Replies: 6
Views: 142

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. Sucked the joy right out of it...Ok, I guess you are correct. Thanks. I am still impressed at the very slow rotation...and I ...
by 3WE
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Lion Air Flight 610
Replies: 51
Views: 1077

Re: Lion Air Flight 610

Would yu be pulling up with all your forces and relentlessly pressing the nose-up trim button if the stickshaker is shaking? Another angle...If I'm getting stall warnings, I like to do MEASURED nose overs and check airspeed and attitude and even though that does not guarantee stall recovery since A...
by 3WE
Fri Nov 16, 2018 9:12 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Lion Air Flight 610
Replies: 51
Views: 1077

Re: Lion Air Flight 610

Would yu be pulling up with all your forces and relentlessly pressing the nose-up trim button if the stickshaker is shaking? We're back to Colgan... I am not sure what the situational awareness is. Was it oh shit, SUDDEN this is creepy crazy different from anything that's going on and I really wasn...
by 3WE
Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Lion Air Flight 610
Replies: 51
Views: 1077

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 3WE
Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:59 pm
Forum: Airline Pilot Q&A
Topic: Lightning detection for turbulence/storm avoidance.
Replies: 5
Views: 374

Re: Lightning detection for turbulence/storm avoidance.

Whether it'd be useful is an open question. That's the crux- The typist bunch said it was BETTER for avoiding turbulence than "water droplet reflectance". Of course, airplanes are now getting their own, on-board Doppler data which I'd think is a very good way to judge turbulence too, so maybe light...
by 3WE
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:55 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Word Association Thread
Replies: 1032
Views: 45013

Re: Word Association Thread

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by 3WE
Fri Nov 16, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: F.A.O.: Gabriel, The Hell Better Aeroengineer
Replies: 6
Views: 142

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

It is tumbling, just in slow motion. That the axis of the tumble is close to vertical is a coincidence. (Or maybe not, it probably appealed to the director so we see this part and not others.) If you spin an object on two different axes, this ends up being equivalent to a single resultant spin on s...
by 3WE
Thu Nov 15, 2018 9:32 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: F.A.O.: Gabriel, The Hell Better Aeroengineer
Replies: 6
Views: 142

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

No, sorry.
Not even impressed with that seemingly stable fall?
by 3WE
Thu Nov 15, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Word Association Thread
Replies: 1032
Views: 45013

Re: Word Association Thread

Young People
by 3WE
Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Lion Air Flight 610
Replies: 51
Views: 1077

Re: Lion Air Flight 610

I see much talk on the subject of automation and humans and just what override abilities they have... Has the concept of "the human always has ultimate override" evolved to a very type specific over rice procedure? I kind of like the ability to work the steering wheel and get whatever you need. Conv...
by 3WE
Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: F.A.O.: Gabriel, The Hell Better Aeroengineer
Replies: 6
Views: 142

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

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OacVy8_nJi0&list=RDOacVy8_nJi0&start_radio=1#t=299 Just before 2:30 on this movie, they focus on a rocket engine from a Total Air Disaster (which I believe is an unmanned test) and follow it for a couple minutes. I have always been impressed at how this engine is in s...
by 3WE
Tue Nov 13, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Gabe interferes tower frequency at AEP...
Replies: 1
Views: 78

Re: Gabe interferes tower frequency at AEP...

Gabe is an aviation professional and would not deliberately put aircraft in harms way. That being said, the numerous, subtle colloquialisms that haunt Spanish-Angliles translation probably do present risks. Stuff about saliva and "what's happening" is a threat for a fight and relaxing and taking lif...
by 3WE
Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:10 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Word Association Thread
Replies: 1032
Views: 45013

Re: Word Association Thread

Pepper
Allergies.
I thought we solved that by allowing preboard wipedowns (sorry for going off topic).
by 3WE
Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Word Association Thread
Replies: 1032
Views: 45013

Re: Word Association Thread

Pepper
by 3WE
Mon Nov 12, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Skylease 747F Landing Overrun Halifax
Replies: 15
Views: 282

Re: Skylease 747F Landing Overrun Halifax

Confirmed (and modified).
...a certain gutter mentality humour…
by 3WE
Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:38 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Skylease 747F Landing Overrun Halifax
Replies: 15
Views: 282

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.
by 3WE
Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:29 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Skylease 747F Landing Overrun Halifax
Replies: 15
Views: 282

Re: Skylease 747F Landing Overrun Halifax

The ATL comment that it was the second over run for the plane AND pilot was interesting.
by 3WE
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:09 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Air Jamaica 757 @ GEO
Replies: 4
Views: 121

Re: Fly Jamaica 757 @ GEO

That's not Air Jamaica. Air Jamaica hasn't existed in a while. oops...My misread. Aie Mon...don't sweat thah details...it's Jamayka...have another Pina Colada. Hoping early news reports are correct that this may be a good landing. Also, proof of the superiority of this forum...four posts here and t...
by 3WE
Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Skylease 747F Landing Overrun Halifax
Replies: 15
Views: 282

Re: Skylease 747F Landing Overrun Halifax

We understand that the autobrakes were set wrong.
by 3WE
Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Word Association Thread
Replies: 1032
Views: 45013

Re: Word Association Thread

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