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19th Nov 2018, 20:44
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Posted By Ka-2b Pilot

Had just two flights in a Victor, XH591 in the...

Had just two flights in a Victor, XH591 in the jump seat from Tengah to Butterworth and return, to repair a Red Steer fault in another of our aircraft, in 1965. The outward trip was in the morning...
13th Oct 2017, 14:25
Replies: 20
Views: 10,648
Posted By Ka-2b Pilot

Eye-witness photographs show the 4 aircraft break...

Eye-witness photographs show the 4 aircraft break from a tight low level formation but two 'may' have touched and one rolled inverted and hit the ground. I have pictures on WhatsApp, not sure how to...
9th Nov 2015, 21:07
Replies: 2,082
Views: 2,285,664
Posted By Ka-2b Pilot

CVRs/FDRs can come in different shapes/sizes. The...

CVRs/FDRs can come in different shapes/sizes. The CVRs I worked with were in standard oblong boxes, same external shape and size as many of the other avionic boxes, except they were painted...
9th Nov 2015, 17:59
Replies: 2,082
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Posted By Ka-2b Pilot

Any GPS readings after the initial event are...

Any GPS readings after the initial event are likely to be unreliable, as I explained in an earlier post...
Forum: Jet Blast
8th Nov 2015, 19:10
Replies: 39
Views: 6,001
Posted By Ka-2b Pilot

The other thread is asking for a pic of a...

The other thread is asking for a pic of a complete tailplane (HS) assembly, here it is https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/2/29/Airbus-H%C3%B6henruder.jpg
5th Nov 2015, 22:01
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Posted By Ka-2b Pilot

@VinRouge, what you say is true for a fit, young...

@VinRouge, what you say is true for a fit, young person, though may be degraded for an older not so fit person. I have also been in a chamber, but only to 30K I think. In the case of an explosive...
5th Nov 2015, 21:37
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Posted By Ka-2b Pilot

An explosion or a fracture in the area of the...

An explosion or a fracture in the area of the cable run through the fuselage will likely cause damage to said cables.
5th Nov 2015, 21:25
Replies: 2,082
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Posted By Ka-2b Pilot

Not sure on FDR but CVR only has battery for...

Not sure on FDR but CVR only has battery for pinger (as I recall from 10 years ago). These are Honeywell which I am not familiar with.
5th Nov 2015, 20:43
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Posted By Ka-2b Pilot

If an explosive decompression occurred at the...

If an explosive decompression occurred at the time the first body was ejected it could have disabled both pilots before they could don oxygen masks. The aircraft being on autopilot may continue as...
5th Nov 2015, 14:44
Replies: 2,082
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Posted By Ka-2b Pilot

Regarding the CVR, read post #1138.

Regarding the CVR, read post #1138.
5th Nov 2015, 10:22
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Views: 2,285,664
Posted By Ka-2b Pilot

There are lots of electronic components inside...

There are lots of electronic components inside the crash/fire proof shell, many of which may have suffered shock damage which would under normal circumstances be deemed BER but most at least would be...
5th Nov 2015, 09:41
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Views: 2,285,664
Posted By Ka-2b Pilot

"It is worth noting that the IAA (remember that...

"It is worth noting that the IAA (remember that Irish officials are directly involved in the investigation) has directed Irish airlines to cease operations not only to SSH, but all of Egypt."

The...
4th Nov 2015, 11:39
Replies: 2,082
Views: 2,285,664
Posted By Ka-2b Pilot

@Wiggy, provided the GPS is connected to an...

@Wiggy, provided the GPS is connected to an external antenna then it will work accurately, down to a few feet or less of the location of the antenna. In the air it will be receiving data from perhaps...
4th Nov 2015, 11:03
Replies: 2,082
Views: 2,285,664
Posted By Ka-2b Pilot

Quote from DingerX " GPS is not designed to give...

Quote from DingerX " GPS is not designed to give altitude".
GPS is as accurate in altitude as it is in Lat/Long. The accuracy in any dimension is dependent on line of sight to as many satellites as...
12th Sep 2015, 19:55
Replies: 741
Views: 710,564
Posted By Ka-2b Pilot

DevX, midday in the Nevada desert you suggest the...

DevX, midday in the Nevada desert you suggest the surface temperature would not be 110ºF in the sun, which it would have been seconds before the aircraft cast its shadow. I think it is very possible....
12th Sep 2015, 17:45
Replies: 741
Views: 710,564
Posted By Ka-2b Pilot

Porterhouse - see post 248, took a while to find...

Porterhouse - see post 248, took a while to find it in all the c**p about baggage.

At DevX, Kerosene most definitely does vaporise and ignite, just at a much higher temperature (about 110 deg F)...
12th Sep 2015, 16:37
Replies: 741
Views: 710,564
Posted By Ka-2b Pilot

This type of failure is extremely rare but the...

This type of failure is extremely rare but the investigators not only need to find the chain of events which likely caused it but also the following chain of events which caused a lot of fuel to leak...
11th Sep 2015, 10:24
Replies: 1,087
Views: 950,417
Posted By Ka-2b Pilot

The book "Flying at the Edge" by Tony Doyle has a...

The book "Flying at the Edge" by Tony Doyle has a chapter (12) on display aerobatics. It can be read online and I think has some relevance to this thread.
10th Sep 2015, 10:52
Replies: 44
Views: 46,071
Posted By Ka-2b Pilot

Quote: An accelerated stall while in a bank at...

Quote: An accelerated stall while in a bank at 300 ft AGL, and a recovery at 82 ft? With enough airspeed to pull 2.7 G in the recovery? I, too, find this dubious. Wind shear, that I could buy....
10th Sep 2015, 10:03
Replies: 1,087
Views: 950,417
Posted By Ka-2b Pilot

Has anyone considered the weather to be a...

Has anyone considered the weather to be a possible factor yet. The weather may appear to be benign but what is actually happening to an airmass is often unseen. Summer weather often produces unseen...
28th Aug 2015, 18:07
Replies: 1,087
Views: 950,417
Posted By Ka-2b Pilot

From my association with Hunters over 50 years...

From my association with Hunters over 50 years ago I recall they were not permitted to fly inverted for more than a few seconds because the engine would flame-out due to fuel starvation. Something to...
23rd Aug 2015, 16:07
Replies: 918
Views: 1,033,336
Posted By Ka-2b Pilot

If a plane is descending in an uncontrolled...

If a plane is descending in an uncontrolled unpowered spiral it is likely to also be slipping and only pressure ASIs will work but any slip may cause them to underread considerably. Can a simulator...
19th Aug 2015, 21:22
Replies: 918
Views: 1,033,336
Posted By Ka-2b Pilot

Quote: "internal components would only have part...

Quote: "internal components would only have part numbers."
In fact, many internal parts have MSN numbers (Manufacturers serial numbers). These may be ink-stamped or etched near the part number and...
11th Mar 2015, 18:20
Replies: 7
Views: 3,236
Posted By Ka-2b Pilot

For Talkdownman, I have actually practiced...

For Talkdownman, I have actually practiced go-arounds in gliders at hilltop sites such as Long Mynd where it is possible to land and roll safely over the edge to become airborne again, given the...
11th Mar 2015, 11:27
Replies: 7
Views: 3,236
Posted By Ka-2b Pilot

As we passed the terminal on the downwind leg...

As we passed the terminal on the downwind leg following the GA a TAP aircraft was taxying past it so must have used the full length of the runway, as we did.
Quite often the A-32x I usually get...
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