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by elaw
Fri Jul 12, 2024 12:14 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: AA plane needs to be re-tired
Replies: 10
Views: 49

Re: AA plane needs to be re-tired

From another forum I spend way too much time on:
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by elaw
Fri Jul 12, 2024 12:11 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Emergency due to fumes smelling like dirty socks
Replies: 3
Views: 12

Re: Emergency due to fumes smelling like dirty socks

What was this, the TikTok aircraft cargo hold Tide pod challenge? :roll:
by elaw
Fri Jul 12, 2024 12:07 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: A bad joke.
Replies: 16
Views: 145

Re: More Boeing Failures:

A shining example of why cheap composites should not be used to construct aircraft.
by elaw
Thu Jul 11, 2024 9:29 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: AA plane needs to be re-tired
Replies: 10
Views: 49

Re: AA plane needs to be re-tired

ATC audio: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xg-n287tz9A A few things I found surprising: 1. ATC did not inform the aircraft that there were visible flames... maybe they could not see them? 2. Said they were "sending airport vehicles"... why not say which ones? ARFF vehicles would be much mo...
by elaw
Thu Jul 11, 2024 3:31 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: AA plane needs to be re-tired
Replies: 10
Views: 49

AA plane needs to be re-tired

Narration is a little annoying but the video is good: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=peOQDmA0yWo

Ban cheap composite tires?
by elaw
Mon Jul 08, 2024 5:54 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Railroad Thread
Replies: 560
Views: 216426

Re: Railroad Thread

I saw no PSI, and no discernible braking. Coincidence? You be the judge.
by elaw
Mon Jul 08, 2024 1:16 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Railroad Thread
Replies: 560
Views: 216426

Re: More Historic Total Train Disasters:

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"I think I can... I think I can... I think I can... nope, definitely can't."
by elaw
Mon Jul 08, 2024 1:15 pm
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Speaking of chemtrails...
Replies: 3
Views: 32

Re: Speaking of chemtrails...

There's stuff appearing in the sky that's not described in the Bible, and that's enough evidence for me!

/s
by elaw
Mon Jul 08, 2024 1:14 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Astronaut Did Dies:
Replies: 2
Views: 54

Re: Astronaut Did Dies:

Ooh I missed this... the thread, not the event.

Very sad... though it's been enough years that losing the early astronauts is to be expected... :(
by elaw
Sun Jul 07, 2024 12:40 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: I don’t know where to post this?
Replies: 6
Views: 53

Re: Varied PSI to brakes, no less

The aircraft finally came to rest immediately east of the Casey Jones School of Aeronautics
This raises so many questions...
by elaw
Sat Jul 06, 2024 3:22 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: I don’t know where to post this?
Replies: 6
Views: 53

Re: I don’t know where to post this?

Yeah but how many PSI were sent to the brakes? Actually, from the top-right section of the page: Duncan and Sanders were frozen in their seats by a blast of live steam which killed them instantly. So maybe the real question is how many PSI were in the boiler? Side note... like a plane crash, "a...
by elaw
Wed Jul 03, 2024 1:58 am
Forum: Off Topic Forum
Topic: Railroad Thread
Replies: 560
Views: 216426

Re: Railroad Thread

Well somebody needs to make (and implement) some recommendations! Figuring the amount of energy that needs to be dissipated while descending a hill is not rocket science. If the friction brakes cannot safely dissipate said energy, and there isn't enough working dynamic braking to make up the differe...
by elaw
Wed Jul 03, 2024 12:38 am
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: A Good Joke:
Replies: 5
Views: 52

Re: A Good Joke:

Boeing needs to build a new small aircraft.
Fixed. Bonus points will be awarded if said aircraft has doors that remain attached, and responds predictably to pilot input under all typical flight conditions.
by elaw
Tue Jul 02, 2024 11:07 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: We hit the trifecta!
Replies: 7
Views: 78

Re: We hit the trifecta!

Yeah but the likelihood of that seems minimal. The tower / "CTAF" frequency is pretty clearly shown on the chart. It's funny though... from the transcripts in Juan's video, it sounded like they know the runway was closed until 5:45 (local), but they thought it was later than that? But if i...
by elaw
Tue Jul 02, 2024 1:22 am
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: We hit the trifecta!
Replies: 7
Views: 78

Re: We hit the trifecta!

More info and commentary from Juan: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1CVkdSzmhw8
by elaw
Mon Jul 01, 2024 2:57 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: The question, yet again...
Replies: 2
Views: 39

Re: The question, yet again...

Concur with just about all of that! I found the "guidance panel" thing very weird too. Two possible reasons I can think of for that (100% parlour-talking) are 1. attempt to drive home the fact that Otto does not actually fly the plane, it's only there to assist - and thus maybe reduce sta...
by elaw
Sun Jun 30, 2024 9:32 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: Cleared to land?
Replies: 45
Views: 13039

Re: Cleared to land?

Footnote: I actually believe this may be a deliberate occurrence for the purpose formation flight. I was going to say... every now and then when I'm bored, I'll jump into MSFS and with the help of its "live traffic" feature, go out and try to collide with other aircraft at my friendly loc...
by elaw
Sat Jun 29, 2024 3:48 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: We hit the trifecta!
Replies: 7
Views: 78

We hit the trifecta!

WN, Boeing, and failure to follow procedures: https://avherald.com/h?article=51a74085&opt=0
by elaw
Thu Jun 27, 2024 3:43 pm
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum
Topic: An interesting theory
Replies: 17
Views: 450

Re: An interesting theory

I saw that one and my question was "Yeah, but why the stall warning?"

It seems to me like the cause of that was flying an approach at a speed appropriate for the use of flaps (wasn't it estimated @ 85 in the last data point?), without having the flaps down.
by elaw
Thu Jun 27, 2024 1:34 pm
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum
Topic: Are [i]we[/i] watching Verbie's Starliner launch?
Replies: 12
Views: 346

Re: Are [i]we[/i] watching Verbie's Starliner launch?

To be fair, they have made good progress toward proving the old maxim "Takeoffs are optional but landings are mandatory" to be incorrect.

Related: is there a Guiness record for the person(s) who have spent the longest amount of time in space against their will? :roll:

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