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9th Sep 2015, 18:25
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Posted By mseyfang

I think there is a pretty broad consensus that...

I think there is a pretty broad consensus that passengers evacuating with hand luggage is a safety issue. I certainly share that view. Still though...

You cannot legislate against the "fight or...
29th Jul 2015, 22:46
Replies: 918
Views: 1,025,677
Posted By mseyfang

I suspect that we will rather quickly get a...

I suspect that we will rather quickly get a definitive answer from Boeing as to the provenance of this part. Given the number of minor changes that always take place during production, I wouldn't be...
2nd Apr 2015, 04:52
Replies: 3,530
Views: 4,892,189
Posted By mseyfang

You should also throw into this calculation the...

You should also throw into this calculation the most dangerous part of any air journey: the drive to the airport.
28th Mar 2015, 12:22
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Views: 4,892,189
Posted By mseyfang

Aviation runs on trust. You trust the mechanics...

Aviation runs on trust. You trust the mechanics to do their jobs right, you trust the dispatcher who plans the flight, you trust the ATC controller handling your flight, you trust the security...
26th Mar 2015, 20:27
Replies: 3,530
Views: 4,892,189
Posted By mseyfang

We have to address the fact that pilots are...

We have to address the fact that pilots are vulnerable to mental illness. The stigma associated with that encourages covering up and the fact that LOL and disability insurance fails to pay creates a...
11th Feb 2015, 11:59
Replies: 3,924
Views: 3,760,575
Posted By mseyfang

@RAT 5 Interesting that you mention TEM....

@RAT 5

Interesting that you mention TEM. Part of TEM is the ability to handle things when they go south and that definitely includes autopilot malfunctions. For reference:...
Forum: North America
2nd Feb 2015, 17:10
Replies: 20
Views: 11,779
Posted By mseyfang

I'd say he (or she) knew when to quit while they...

I'd say he (or she) knew when to quit while they were ahead. Successfully handling a solo landing makes one a hero; successfully making the landing and screwing up the taxi makes one a villain with...
1st Feb 2015, 21:10
Replies: 3,924
Views: 3,760,575
Posted By mseyfang

I don't see why this has to be an either/or...

I don't see why this has to be an either/or proposition. There are times when a computer is better suited to a particular task and times when a human pilot with full control of the aircraft is better...
25th Jan 2015, 21:43
Replies: 3,924
Views: 3,760,575
Posted By mseyfang

I'm no expert on the A320, but that could also be...

I'm no expert on the A320, but that could also be the rest of the tail section with those "wings" actually being the horizontal stabilizers. Also looks like it rather fits that part of the empennage...
24th Jan 2015, 19:29
Replies: 3,924
Views: 3,760,575
Posted By mseyfang

This was my initial thought as well, but the...

This was my initial thought as well, but the relatively tight debris field, photos of the main fuselage structure and the apparently intact and floating radome in fairly good condition would to me...
Forum: Questions
14th Jan 2015, 08:58
Replies: 5
Views: 1,658
Posted By mseyfang

This is a true stab in the dark here, but I...

This is a true stab in the dark here, but I suspect this has nothing to do with US regulatory requirements (there are none of which I am aware) and everything to do with capacity controls imposed on...
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Jan 2015, 07:47
Replies: 881
Views: 77,621
Posted By mseyfang

An easy solution for Europe: import Americans....

An easy solution for Europe: import Americans. Many would appreciate the safety net, more vacation and higher pay and we have too few good jobs for the number of people we have.
Forum: Tech Log
5th Jan 2015, 08:02
Replies: 48
Views: 8,138
Posted By mseyfang

We use pressure altitude for a reason in that it...

We use pressure altitude for a reason in that it correlates to aerodynamic performance, which is critical at each end of the performance envelope. So I won't go so far as to advocate using absolute...
3rd Jan 2015, 09:32
Replies: 3,924
Views: 3,760,575
Posted By mseyfang

53 IIRC. @chefrp I wish it were that...

53 IIRC.

@chefrp I wish it were that simple. The flying public has shown time and time again that it will do anything to save $5. Even if saving that $5 costs them $50 in fees. What you're...
3rd Jan 2015, 08:06
Replies: 3,924
Views: 3,760,575
Posted By mseyfang

This is a great post with an eye-popping set of...

This is a great post with an eye-popping set of graphs, but the bean counters will win every time on issues like this, sad to say. Training costs money and unless there is a strong financial or...
30th Dec 2014, 23:25
Replies: 3,924
Views: 3,760,575
Posted By mseyfang

"XXX Center, Air America 123 is turning to...

"XXX Center, Air America 123 is turning to heading 270 and climbing to FL 380 for weather avoidance due to urgent conditions" is a far different statement than "Air America 123 requests a left turn...
30th Dec 2014, 15:55
Replies: 3,924
Views: 3,760,575
Posted By mseyfang

The key here was that he supposedly asked for a...

The key here was that he supposedly asked for a deviation and FL change. If I need a deviation, I will take it and notify ATC after the fact. No different for a FL change; if I deem it necessary, I...
30th Dec 2014, 15:05
Replies: 420
Views: 63,701
Posted By mseyfang

Perfect. We can have hobbies with no means to...

Perfect. We can have hobbies with no means to pursue them. This might work in a totally different economy, but most people need to work for more than $10 an hour in order to even have a hobby.
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30th Dec 2014, 14:54
Replies: 3,924
Views: 3,760,575
Posted By mseyfang

This. In the end, the PIC is responsible for the...

This. In the end, the PIC is responsible for the aircraft and has the legal latitude to deviate from ATC instructions to the extent which, in the PIC's sole judgment, is necessary for the safety of...
28th Dec 2014, 14:30
Replies: 3,924
Views: 3,760,575
Posted By mseyfang

@ZAGORFLY You're implying an inadvertent...

@ZAGORFLY You're implying an inadvertent thunderstorm encounter with an ensuing inflight breakup, which is certainly within the realm of possibility. The crew's ability in operating the weather radar...
2nd May 2014, 12:35
Replies: 11,823
Views: 21,146,630
Posted By mseyfang

It's called diplomacy; complaints of this nature...

It's called diplomacy; complaints of this nature are not aired publicly. Adding to the complications: President Obama was in Malaysia this past week. Not a good time for the NTSB to critique the MoT...
19th Apr 2014, 14:00
Replies: 11,823
Views: 21,146,630
Posted By mseyfang

I tend to agree with this, but I have to admit...

I tend to agree with this, but I have to admit that my first thought upon learning of this incident was ADIRU failure and/or an EE bay fire. The latter still explains everything known about the...
Forum: North America
5th Apr 2014, 06:48
Replies: 70
Views: 50,687
Posted By mseyfang

@OnFinal

But the point here is that you made the right call and manned up to the matter. :ok:

You made a mistake and were willing to face the possible consequences, which is why things probably turned out...
30th Mar 2014, 08:13
Replies: 11,823
Views: 21,146,630
Posted By mseyfang

And there are pilots are in direct conflict with...

And there are pilots are in direct conflict with their employers through involvement in their unions, which can at times be quite acrimonious. I've never heard of a case where those conflicts have...
29th Mar 2014, 12:03
Replies: 11,823
Views: 21,146,630
Posted By mseyfang

Which tells me only that possibly the Malaysian...

Which tells me only that possibly the Malaysian government has an interest in blaming its opposition for this incident. I will not let a colleague left to twist in the wind based on mere speculation...
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