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23rd Jul 2020, 03:52
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Views: 23,982
Posted By Bleve

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22nd Jul 2020, 09:11
Replies: 87
Views: 23,982
Posted By Bleve

Some rough back of the envelope calculations: ...

Some rough back of the envelope calculations:

The kangaroo took about 1.5 hours to fly. At say 12 tonnes per hour and 0.8 kg per litre that’s 1.5 x 12000 / 0.8 = 22,500 litres. Who knows what QF...
21st Dec 2019, 11:20
Replies: 214
Views: 188,530
Posted By Bleve

Good explanation of Somatogarvic Illusion here: ...

Good explanation of Somatogarvic Illusion here:

Somatogravic Illusion (http://aviationknowledge.wikidot.com/aviation:somatogravic-illusion)
17th Oct 2019, 21:54
Replies: 7
Views: 8,243
Posted By Bleve

Short sleeves = typical line pilot: interact...

Short sleeves = typical line pilot: interact normally.
Long sleeves = something not quite right: approach with caution.
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21st Sep 2019, 21:46
Replies: 26
Views: 12,604
Posted By Bleve

“Too Low Gear” is an EGPWS warning that you are...

“Too Low Gear” is an EGPWS warning that you are ‘Too Low’ (ie near the runway) and the Landing ‘Gear’ is not down.
15th Sep 2019, 22:59
Replies: 103
Views: 119,342
Posted By Bleve

Just because you can execute a visual approach,...

Just because you can execute a visual approach, doesn't mean you should. Risk management (aka airmanship) would suggest that if operating into an unfamiliar airport when fatigued after a longhaul...
11th Sep 2019, 07:55
Replies: 95
Views: 73,210
Posted By Bleve

I've had both 'report the runway in sight' and...

I've had both 'report the runway in sight' and 'report the traffic in sight'. The motive of ATC in either case is to reduce their workload by shifting the burden of ensuring separation to you. But my...
10th Sep 2019, 18:02
Replies: 95
Views: 73,210
Posted By Bleve

This incident reinforces advice given to me years...

This incident reinforces advice given to me years ago by a wise old Captain: ‘Never report visual to ATC in the USA’. His reasoning was that: ‘If you report visual and they clear you for a visual...
2nd Sep 2019, 03:07
Replies: 280
Views: 228,800
Posted By Bleve

[/left] Qantas' Project Sunrise is about flying...

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Qantas' Project Sunrise is about flying SYD-LHR and SYD-JFK direct (ie non-stop for about 20 hours). Are you sure VA's B777's can do that with a viable commercial load? If so why are QF...
24th Jun 2019, 09:31
Replies: 4
Views: 2,699
Posted By Bleve

Apparently not. 😄 Geostationary satellites are...

Apparently not. 😄 Geostationary satellites are always located directly above the equator. The distance from there to Japan will be about the same as to NZ and Oz. For example here’s a view from...
20th Apr 2019, 00:09
Replies: 921
Views: 2,192,418
Posted By Bleve

If TOGA thrust was inadvertently and unexpectedly...

If TOGA thrust was inadvertently and unexpectedly applied, then the subsequent events have all the hallmarks of Somatogravic illusion. From:

Somatogravic Illusion - AviationKnowledge...
18th Apr 2019, 00:13
Replies: 908
Views: 975,389
Posted By Bleve

Also for fighters with probe and drogue refueling...

Also for fighters with probe and drogue refueling (eg F/A18) the basket can catch and rip out a blade/vane AoA sensor - less likely with a pressure sensor.
17th Apr 2019, 23:07
Replies: 5,120
Views: 10,487,161
Posted By Bleve

Thanks meleagertoo. Yes simultaneous postings. ...

Thanks meleagertoo. Yes simultaneous postings. Thankfully with the same message. As they say out in my part of the world: 'Happy Landings'.
17th Apr 2019, 22:41
Replies: 5,120
Views: 10,487,161
Posted By Bleve

I would suggest that if a stick shaker is genuine...

I would suggest that if a stick shaker is genuine at rotation, you wouldn't be getting airborne, you would be tail scraping your a*** down the runway. If the take-off has been normal (ie normal...
5th Apr 2019, 20:42
Replies: 5,120
Views: 10,487,161
Posted By Bleve

I don’t fly the 737 Max, but after doing a bit of...

I don’t fly the 737 Max, but after doing a bit of ‘what-if-ing’, I’ve come to the conclusion that if I were a Max pilot and had stick shaker on take-off, I would not fully retract the flaps. I would...
28th Mar 2019, 12:55
Replies: 5,120
Views: 10,487,161
Posted By Bleve

In the aftermath of the AF447 accident, Boeing...

In the aftermath of the AF447 accident, Boeing (and Airbus) substantially changed the Unreliable Airspeed non-normal checklist (NNC). The message that has since been repeatably reinforced is that if...
21st Mar 2019, 19:26
Replies: 921
Views: 2,192,418
Posted By Bleve

Unhappy Somatogravic Illusion...

Somatogravic Illusion (http://aviationknowledge.wikidot.com/aviation:somatogravic-illusion)
I’ve experienced it once at night and I can tell you it is almost totally overwhelming. I can easily...
16th Mar 2019, 03:19
Replies: 921
Views: 2,192,418
Posted By Bleve

Reminds me of a scenario I saw in a 767 Sim a few...

Reminds me of a scenario I saw in a 767 Sim a few years ago. A standard Go-Around from about 200ft AGL with autopilot engaged. Missed approach altitude was 3000ft. Everything appeared normal, we...
28th Feb 2019, 01:13
Replies: 32
Views: 29,573
Posted By Bleve

From BKK, L888 is a shorter route to Europe than...

From BKK, L888 is a shorter route to Europe than going south through the ME. But it has significant challenges. First there is the very high terrain. Safety heights are above 20,000 ft for lengthy...
12th Jan 2019, 13:21
Replies: 41
Views: 12,338
Posted By Bleve

The biggest issue during pole reversal will be...

The biggest issue during pole reversal will be increased exposure to solar radiation. With the magnetic poles currently near the North / South geographic poles, the magnetic field directs solar...
21st Dec 2018, 11:52
Replies: 10
Views: 2,867
Posted By Bleve

... in International Telecommunication Union...

... in International Telecommunication Union (ITU) regions 1 & 3. In ITU region 2 (the Americas) frequency spacing is 10kHz. Thus flying across the Pacific you will be exposed to both.
13th Dec 2018, 23:39
Replies: 8
Views: 8,326
Posted By Bleve

You have to modify Adobe Flash Settings to...

You have to modify Adobe Flash Settings to authorise the location of the CBT files. To do this:

1. Right click on the blue screen with the undefined dialogue box (this should bring up the Adobe...
9th Dec 2018, 12:43
Replies: 107
Views: 47,552
Posted By Bleve

Fluctuating ILS glidepath signals are not...

Fluctuating ILS glidepath signals are not uncommon. Usually always caused by large lumps of metal (ie aircraft on the ground) moving between you and the transmitter. I’ve seen it at VHHH, KLAX &...
30th Nov 2018, 03:25
Replies: 2,100
Views: 1,204,494
Posted By Bleve

I have often ridden on a flightdeck jumpseat even...

I have often ridden on a flightdeck jumpseat even though I was on the manifest as a passenger.
29th Nov 2018, 03:09
Replies: 2,100
Views: 1,204,494
Posted By Bleve

The MAX has larger engine casings that are...

The MAX has larger engine casings that are mounted further forward than earlier 737's. At high AoA's, those engine casings start generating lift, which creates a nose up pitching moment. The MCAS is...
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