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27th Oct 2019, 08:01
Replies: 91
Views: 27,023
Posted By LeadSled

Folks, In my opinion, the M in MD was the...

Folks,
In my opinion, the M in MD was the undoing of Douglas, the M in MD had had an inordinate and unsatisfactory engineering influence since the takeover of MD by Boeing --- that from old friends...
27th Oct 2019, 04:01
Replies: 91
Views: 15,679
Posted By LeadSled

Sunfish, That really takes me back. I have...

Sunfish,
That really takes me back. I have still got the Mk5, SMLE built version, bought brand new, in the grease, but I paid 15 quid at Mick Simmons.
I was probably 16 or 17 when I exhausted the...
27th Oct 2019, 03:44
Replies: 91
Views: 27,023
Posted By LeadSled

hans brinker, As they were 60 years ago, that...

hans brinker,
As they were 60 years ago, that is certainly true, but, in my opinion, updated designs that meet the certification criteria at the time is valid.
The cost of a clean sheet design,...
26th Oct 2019, 07:35
Replies: 1,083
Views: 586,411
Posted By LeadSled

Folks, I am personally aware of details of two...

Folks,
I am personally aware of details of two cases where CASA was beaten, and made substantial payouts, both case involved major legal efforts, but the aggrieved had that support --- but they were...
26th Oct 2019, 07:10
Replies: 91
Views: 15,679
Posted By LeadSled

Chronic Snoozer, Source --- Me. Hence minor...

Chronic Snoozer,
Source --- Me. Hence minor variations due memory, but the message was there. Date, as I said, years ago, exact date, too hard.
The remark was made to the operating crew of the...
25th Oct 2019, 09:22
Replies: 91
Views: 15,679
Posted By LeadSled

Sunfish, Quite some time ago, the then FAA...

Sunfish,
Quite some time ago, the then FAA Administrator (Admiral) Donald Engen, paid a visit to Melbourne.
He was very quick on the uptake.
On the return flight to US he made the following...
24th Oct 2019, 06:37
Replies: 91
Views: 15,679
Posted By LeadSled

flighthappens, Do you understand that most of...

flighthappens,
Do you understand that most of the "promulgated" restricted airspace beyond the 12 mile limit has absolutely no legal standing, another Australian conceit, it is international...
23rd Oct 2019, 07:54
Replies: 35
Views: 5,993
Posted By LeadSled

Folks, Apparently, unlike any post to date, I...

Folks,
Apparently, unlike any post to date, I have actually made the acquaintance of, and had professional dealings with, the gentleman who is substantially the subject of this thread.

In my...
23rd Oct 2019, 07:27
Replies: 11
Views: 2,349
Posted By LeadSled

Look up the FAA AIM, it means a quite a lot more...

Look up the FAA AIM, it means a quite a lot more than that, and it is significant.
Such a clearance will only be issued for IFR in FAA controlled airspace, E and up.
Tootle pip!!

PS: Back in the...
23rd Oct 2019, 07:08
Replies: 91
Views: 15,679
Posted By LeadSled

MLE, I wouldn't want you to be disappointed, so...

MLE,
I wouldn't want you to be disappointed, so I will throw in my two bob's worth.

The military in Australia, mostly the RAAF, has a very negative effect on ALL aviation in Australia, but...
17th Oct 2019, 23:55
Replies: 91
Views: 27,023
Posted By LeadSled

MickGO105, I have not deleted anything, so I...

MickGO105,
I have not deleted anything, so I can't quote my original post, either.

But the gist of what I said, my interpretation of what I read in AW&ST, was that, in retrospect, in US, there...
17th Oct 2019, 10:10
Replies: 35
Views: 5,993
Posted By LeadSled

Sunfish, A name from the NSGODs (Not So Good...

Sunfish,
A name from the NSGODs (Not So Good Old Days) of DCA and later, and yes, it is a pretty good example of the basis of what we have to deal with in CASA ---- all part of the corporate...
17th Oct 2019, 09:45
Replies: 91
Views: 27,023
Posted By LeadSled

ZFT, Quite correct, but it is common (informal)...

ZFT,
Quite correct, but it is common (informal) terminology, has been for quite a while, probably close to ten years, takes the regulations a while to catch up.
Personally, I think it would be much...
17th Oct 2019, 09:25
Replies: 91
Views: 27,023
Posted By LeadSled

ZFT, The + is an FAA Level D with a few added...

ZFT,
The + is an FAA Level D with a few added enhancements, as I recall, live ATC is one. Hence known in the trade as D+.
See also ICAO Level 7.
Tootle pip!!

PS: MickGo105,
Looks like you have...
16th Oct 2019, 01:20
Replies: 91
Views: 27,023
Posted By LeadSled

Sunfish, In a previous post, somebody made the...

Sunfish,
In a previous post, somebody made the point that many of us are criticising the training of current pilots, and the very positive discouragement of any hand flying, and the results. Not...
15th Oct 2019, 03:57
Replies: 91
Views: 27,023
Posted By LeadSled

krismiler, You have got it right. The reports...

krismiler,
You have got it right.
The reports in AW&ST (in the bodies of technical articles, not headline news) were in the context of occurrences that were logged for maintenance to look at, but...
15th Oct 2019, 03:47
Replies: 91
Views: 27,023
Posted By LeadSled

Lookleft, With your superior knowledge of the...

Lookleft,
With your superior knowledge of the B737 ( as opposed to other Boeing aircraft) could you please explain to me how the MCAS keeps the stab running, if the two stab trim cutout switches...
15th Oct 2019, 03:08
Replies: 53
Views: 51,370
Posted By LeadSled

Folks, That's it, in a nutshell!! Tootle pip!!

Folks,
That's it, in a nutshell!!
Tootle pip!!
14th Oct 2019, 15:09
Replies: 53
Views: 51,370
Posted By LeadSled

DCP 123, I do hope you and your mate CW247 are...

DCP 123,
I do hope you and your mate CW247 are only flying MS Flight Sim.
"Not use the gauges" ---- really, truely?
Please give me a hint, so I can avoid ever having to travel pax on your outfit....
14th Oct 2019, 14:40
Replies: 91
Views: 27,023
Posted By LeadSled

Lookleft, Clearly, I am not afraid to NOT go...

Lookleft,
Clearly, I am not afraid to NOT go along with the majority opinion

If your statement above is the case, every civil jet aircraft Boeing has ever built is fatally flawed; Why would I say...
14th Oct 2019, 08:07
Replies: 91
Views: 27,023
Posted By LeadSled

Lookleft, Just a couple of points: (1) If you...

Lookleft,
Just a couple of points:
(1) If you place the stab trim cutout switches to OFF, you have full manual control, leaving you without any complicating input ---- nothing to do with analogue...
14th Oct 2019, 01:50
Replies: 91
Views: 27,023
Posted By LeadSled

George Glass, Well put. Curtain Twitcher, ...

George Glass,
Well put.

Curtain Twitcher,
Have you ever been confronted with multiple conflicting warnings at a critical stage of flight?? I have, and involving a failed AOA vane.

In my...
13th Oct 2019, 04:12
Replies: 1,083
Views: 586,411
Posted By LeadSled

kma, To the first point ---- there are no...

kma,
To the first point ---- there are no longer "thousands" of approved, the number have reduced dramatically in recent years, last time I saw the numbers for maintenance orgs., it was well well...
13th Oct 2019, 03:38
Replies: 91
Views: 27,023
Posted By LeadSled

Megan, Whilst I don'r have the quotes to hand,...

Megan,
Whilst I don'r have the quotes to hand, several articles in Aviation Week and Space Technology, which have been exhaustively covering the issue, have mentioned same. They never received any...
13th Oct 2019, 03:31
Replies: 36
Views: 6,042
Posted By LeadSled

Sunny, And ---- unbeknown to the Extinction...

Sunny,
And ---- unbeknown to the Extinction Rebellion, the Bathurst 1000 runs on 85% renewables.---- alcohol ---- and I am not referring to the crowds!!
Tootle pip!!

PS: Since when did selling...
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