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Forum: Rotorheads
29th Feb 2020, 19:24
Replies: 756
Views: 787,476
Posted By Glacier pilot

Thanks. Your explanation was straight forward. ...

Thanks. Your explanation was straight forward. One of the 'buzzwords' with the NTSB is "operational control". The mystery of this accident is why the pilot initiated a deviation from the original...
Forum: Rotorheads
29th Feb 2020, 07:14
Replies: 756
Views: 787,476
Posted By Glacier pilot

Is there an air traffic controller type who might...

Is there an air traffic controller type who might be able to answer. I am not familiar with the Los Angeles area, but looking at the terminal chart; it seems that the area in which the pilot was...
Forum: Rotorheads
19th Feb 2020, 23:25
Replies: 756
Views: 787,476
Posted By Glacier pilot

From personal inflight 'learning'' experiences in...

From personal inflight 'learning'' experiences in airplanes: 1) A 180 degree turn can involve actually going IFR into the turn. It doesn't result in 'course reversal and it takes time to come back...
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Feb 2020, 19:13
Replies: 756
Views: 787,476
Posted By Glacier pilot

I agree with you a 100%, once the option to turn...

I agree with you a 100%, once the option to turn around or to land was gone; then straight ahead climb with autopilot. (There would have been headlines, but different ones.) Somewhere in the...
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Feb 2020, 04:10
Replies: 756
Views: 787,476
Posted By Glacier pilot

Following your logic: Until the the pilot...

Following your logic: Until the the pilot decided to climb ("over a layer"), he had two options at that time: 1) find a place and , in the vicinity, land or 2) or revert course and find a place to...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Feb 2020, 18:28
Replies: 756
Views: 787,476
Posted By Glacier pilot

You seem familiar with this autopilot system. ...

You seem familiar with this autopilot system. Would you know (hypothetically) if the autopilot was engaged, is there an 'alert' system to indicate to the pilot that a trim (pitch) situation to a...
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Feb 2020, 07:12
Replies: 756
Views: 787,476
Posted By Glacier pilot

Better to Learn from the other guys mistakes than your own

RE: The FAA, You are probably 100% correct. What I find interesting is that the pilot (except for the last few seconds of flight) seemed to have every intention, with apparent confidence, of...
Forum: Rotorheads
13th Oct 2018, 02:08
Replies: 9
Views: 3,407
Posted By Glacier pilot

NTSB prelim on monthly list 09/29 N970PL. ...

NTSB prelim on monthly list 09/29 N970PL.
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4th Nov 2015, 22:21
Replies: 2,082
Views: 2,301,209
Posted By Glacier pilot

ATimes/Egyptian Doctor

Has this been posted? This was in the Asia Times today: "On Tuesday, an Egyptian doctor who examined the victims’ bodies suggested that “a powerful explosion took place aboard the plane before it hit...
23rd Apr 2014, 01:11
Replies: 11,824
Views: 21,465,775
Posted By Glacier pilot

Smile Tangled webs

Pontius Navigator: Thank you. Still don't know why one or the other ATC didn't ask MA Dispatch to try contacting MH370; and agree with you the 'origin' of aircraft might have been seen & known, so...
22nd Apr 2014, 19:38
Replies: 11,824
Views: 21,465,775
Posted By Glacier pilot

Cool Airspace and Radar

The Malaysian narrative supports a number of different scenarios. A steady state flight across Malaysia is one way to "evade" radar (by blending in) and evasive fighter pilot tactics are one way to...
19th Apr 2014, 00:59
Replies: 11,824
Views: 21,465,775
Posted By Glacier pilot

Post Need to Know

CNN reports Malaysia states now aircraft climbed to 39000 over Malaysia after initial turn. That means the aircraft had to then descend to altitude close enough that tower could read an 'on' phone...
11th Apr 2014, 06:17
Replies: 11,824
Views: 21,465,775
Posted By Glacier pilot

To the land of pings

Do the Malaysian authorities read the experts on this commentary. So now the airplane is placed near the entrance of the Malacca Straits at 5000 feet before it goes off radar. Now not a southbound...
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