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21st Aug 2019, 14:20
Replies: 1,976
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Posted By Fortissimo

House of Commons Hansard Written Answers for 11...

House of Commons Hansard Written Answers for 11 Mar 1997 (pt 18) (http://www.parliament.the-stationery-office.co.uk/pa/cm199697/cmhansrd/vo970311/text/70311w18.htm)

" Airwork Ltd.

Mr. Sweeney:...
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Aug 2019, 22:32
Replies: 121
Views: 25,258
Posted By Fortissimo

Please check your PMs

Please check your PMs
27th Jul 2019, 23:47
Replies: 325
Views: 135,260
Posted By Fortissimo

I have it on good authority (The Donald) that the...

I have it on good authority (The Donald) that the French sold the Exocets to the Americans that helped them win the War of Independence! You just canít trust them!

Rant over...
27th Jun 2019, 19:41
Replies: 45
Views: 29,535
Posted By Fortissimo

Mid-airs during ATC usually don't end well. ...

Mid-airs during ATC usually don't end well. There is also a possibility that this might have been a low closure collision during close formation pre or post split. We don't know, nor will we until...
28th May 2019, 20:12
Replies: 1,976
Views: 1,666,584
Posted By Fortissimo

This was exactly the argument used for the Nimrod...

This was exactly the argument used for the Nimrod MR2 until 14 aircrew were killed by a latent airworthiness problem that had not manifested to the point where it had been recognised in the previous...
14th May 2019, 11:03
Replies: 137
Views: 61,757
Posted By Fortissimo

For the avoidance of doubt, here is how the UK...

For the avoidance of doubt, here is how the UK ANO sees disruptive pax:

Acting in a disruptive manner
245. A person must not while in an aircraft—
(a) use any threatening, abusive or insulting...
12th May 2019, 12:52
Replies: 3
Views: 1,318
Posted By Fortissimo

The linked article fails to mention his work with...

The linked article fails to mention his work with the Bomber Command Association and the RAF Escaping Society, nor does it mention that he was a survivor of the Long March that took the lives of so...
6th May 2019, 19:53
Replies: 120
Views: 106,240
Posted By Fortissimo

Airbubba, thank you. I have often wondered what...

Airbubba, thank you. I have often wondered what the media meant by a 'nip slip' and now I finally know... :E
6th May 2019, 19:45
Replies: 461
Views: 899,134
Posted By Fortissimo

Like it or not, cabin baggage appears to have...

Like it or not, cabin baggage appears to have been an issue for at least some of the pax which for them turned this accident from survivable to non-survivable. This is an aspect that will be...
30th Apr 2019, 08:22
Replies: 5,129
Views: 10,223,884
Posted By Fortissimo

Interesting and very carefully chosen words in...

Interesting and very carefully chosen words in Boeing's statement https://boeing.mediaroom.com/news-releases-statements?item=130426, issued in response to media reports yesterday.



It goes on...
23rd Apr 2019, 14:55
Replies: 5,129
Views: 10,223,884
Posted By Fortissimo

I don't find it reasonable at all. Unless you are...

I don't find it reasonable at all. Unless you are a qualified test pilot, you should not be going outside the certification envelope.
10th Apr 2019, 10:40
Replies: 5,129
Views: 10,223,884
Posted By Fortissimo

I think the larger effect is not so much any...

I think the larger effect is not so much any centre of pressure movement (which does contribute) but the fact that your overall lift is a V-squared function. When you accelerate you have to reduce...
7th Apr 2019, 12:33
Replies: 5,129
Views: 10,223,884
Posted By Fortissimo

I think it would be somewhat unlikely for...

I think it would be somewhat unlikely for liability to be attributed to Ethiopian Airlines for failing to doubt the safety of a brand new aircraft from a major manufacturer that had been certified as...
4th Apr 2019, 11:57
Replies: 5,129
Views: 10,223,884
Posted By Fortissimo

I don't think you can point the finger at the...

I don't think you can point the finger at the Ethiopian CAA here, as they appear to have had control seized by the Govt so the choice of timing is probably not down to the investigators . A UK...
29th Mar 2019, 15:00
Replies: 67
Views: 17,438
Posted By Fortissimo

That is not what the AAIB report said...

That is not what the AAIB report said (https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/media/2010_G-BYXR_and_G-CKHT.pdf). The stated cause was "Neither pilot saw each other’s aircraft in sufficient time to...
29th Mar 2019, 11:57
Replies: 5,129
Views: 10,223,884
Posted By Fortissimo

You would expect Boeing to be gathering data from...

You would expect Boeing to be gathering data from its global fleet as part of its normal product safety activities because it is core to any airworthiness assurance process. It follows that the FAA,...
29th Mar 2019, 11:27
Replies: 5,129
Views: 10,223,884
Posted By Fortissimo

Please can we stop conflating Boeing's MCAS and...

Please can we stop conflating Boeing's MCAS and Airbus' ALPHA PROT? The latter is part of an envelope protection system, whereas MCAS addresses handling characteristics (stick forces) at or near the...
28th Mar 2019, 15:58
Replies: 95
Views: 26,648
Posted By Fortissimo

It's an excellent ad that was aimed at...

It's an excellent ad that was aimed at challenging stereotypes and assumptions (none of those on PPrune, of course) in the wider community, which is probably why it won the Ch4 prize. If you think...
27th Mar 2019, 21:26
Replies: 5,129
Views: 10,223,884
Posted By Fortissimo

It seems that the majority of people who see no...

It seems that the majority of people who see no value in displaying AOA are those who have never used it. It works very well, as I found out when I needed to land at night following a complete loss...
25th Mar 2019, 11:43
Replies: 3
Views: 2,228
Posted By Fortissimo

He's lucky. These guys were convicted in a civil...

He's lucky. These guys were convicted in a civil court in Switzerland for an 'operational event' in which nothing happened (no damage, injuries etc)....
22nd Mar 2019, 15:39
Replies: 514
Views: 293,723
Posted By Fortissimo

You can find the answer on AAIB report...

You can find the answer on AAIB report admissibility here (http://www.hfw.com/Landmark-English-Court-of-Appeal-decision-accident-investigation-reports-March-2014). The case was Rogers v Hoyle - to...
22nd Mar 2019, 13:47
Replies: 5,129
Views: 10,223,884
Posted By Fortissimo

The second sentence here is only true if Boeing...

The second sentence here is only true if Boeing had realised that this could be the outcome of a single AOA source failure. If they had that knowledge and did nothing about it, then the courts will...
9th Mar 2019, 05:12
Replies: 514
Views: 293,723
Posted By Fortissimo

The Inquest will be interesting as the Lord Chief...

The Inquest will be interesting as the Lord Chief Justice has previously directed that Coroners may not re-open investigations conducted by (eg) AAIB unless they have reason (evidence) that the...
26th Feb 2019, 18:26
Replies: 79
Views: 17,140
Posted By Fortissimo

And what constitutes a salute, too! 😉

And what constitutes a salute, too! 😉
20th Feb 2019, 10:24
Replies: 20
Views: 6,478
Posted By Fortissimo

What a shame - a lovely man with a great sense of...

What a shame - a lovely man with a great sense of humour. We coincided at Brawdy when he was working up as an instructor on the Hawk and we flew together on a couple of my later TWU sorties. I can...
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