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3rd Feb 2023, 03:14
Replies: 24
Views: 2,467
Posted By 9 lives

Quick! Inflate a whole bunch of these!: ...

Quick! Inflate a whole bunch of these!:
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2nd Feb 2023, 12:41
Replies: 23
Views: 5,896
Posted By 9 lives

Who's uniform is it? If BA owns the uniform, they...

Who's uniform is it? If BA owns the uniform, they have every right to permit or forbid how it is presented in public by their paid employees. The uniform, and the inside (and outside) of the...
28th Jan 2023, 15:17
Replies: 433
Views: 421,230
Posted By 9 lives

Does this "power pitch...." procedure advocate...

Does this "power pitch...." procedure advocate applying [more] power first to an airplane which already has too high an AoA, and is stalling - making lowering the nose a secondary action!?! So the...
28th Jan 2023, 01:35
Replies: 433
Views: 421,230
Posted By 9 lives

I opine that avoidance training is of very little...

I opine that avoidance training is of very little use if you're already past avoiding, and well into it!

And, just because I'm curious, would the the "avoiding" being trained be to first reduce...
12th Jan 2023, 03:54
Replies: 84
Views: 24,020
Posted By 9 lives

So will this change to...

So will this change to "Airmissionaries"?
15th Dec 2022, 00:22
Replies: 4
Views: 2,213
Posted By 9 lives

PA-46 crash in Labrador

It has been reported that a PA-46 being ferried eastbound Transatlantic has crashed in Labrador, with two injured:
...
15th Dec 2022, 00:15
Replies: 295
Views: 152,030
Posted By 9 lives

That's reassuring! Yes, but does it...

That's reassuring!



Yes, but does it need to be high risk to accomplish the objective of presenting airplanes in flight to the interested public?

A learned friend of mine told me decades...
14th Dec 2022, 03:08
Replies: 295
Views: 152,030
Posted By 9 lives

I suspect that "Air Boss" in the civil airshow...

I suspect that "Air Boss" in the civil airshow context, may be filled by an informed, but not necessarily licensed [for the role] person. Perhaps the chosen Air Boss is a licensed pilot, and/or air...
28th Nov 2022, 12:48
Replies: 4
Views: 2,585
Posted By 9 lives

It seems to me that pilots of airplanes with Red...

It seems to me that pilots of airplanes with Red Bull written on them do many things fast. I'm not sure that aviation safety benefits from this!

More bothersome to me will be that "money" will...
25th Nov 2022, 04:17
Replies: 295
Views: 152,030
Posted By 9 lives

Is a busy air traffic controller multi tasking?...

Is a busy air traffic controller multi tasking? Or just performing one task - maintaining safe air traffic flow? I think you'd find that air traffic controllers, while on duty, are very insulated...
23rd Nov 2022, 14:46
Replies: 118
Views: 17,695
Posted By 9 lives

This can be handled a different way: Offer the...

This can be handled a different way: Offer the choice when passengers are booking their tickets: "Would you like to fly in an airplane piloted by two pilots? Or, just One? (or none, if full...
17th Nov 2022, 04:18
Replies: 295
Views: 152,030
Posted By 9 lives

Yes, though in war, there were very different...

Yes, though in war, there were very different standards for risk and safety, and entirely different piloting objectives than at an airshow of antique aircraft. I would never say that war should be...
14th Nov 2022, 03:28
Replies: 295
Views: 152,030
Posted By 9 lives

Is perhaps factual. If I were reading this...

Is perhaps factual. If I were reading this analysis in the report of an actual air combat, or maybe really advanced combat training accident, it might have traction with me. However, this loss of...
13th Nov 2022, 14:02
Replies: 295
Views: 152,030
Posted By 9 lives

Agreed. With a very very few, terrifying...

Agreed. With a very very few, terrifying exceptions, I don't expect that a pilot ever takes off with the intent to have an accident, much less cause injury nor death. It's an accident, that's why...
13th Nov 2022, 00:37
Replies: 295
Views: 152,030
Posted By 9 lives

This is so sad. One of the things which makes it...

This is so sad. One of the things which makes it sad is the apparent appetite of audiences and pilots to see historically valuable flying antiques flown aggressively. Can we not just be content with...
2nd Nov 2022, 12:12
Replies: 48
Views: 8,479
Posted By 9 lives

I opine that the final report will contain a...

I opine that the final report will contain a statement which more or less says: "Failure to maintain flying speed". It's up to we pilots to anticipate conditions in which variable winds and other...
29th Oct 2022, 02:20
Replies: 4,521
Views: 1,422,607
Posted By 9 lives

...."See my Bill Woodhams trophy... I won it back...

...."See my Bill Woodhams trophy... I won it back after the lawsuit!". "Oh, very impressive Ms. Curtis-Taylor..... I mean..... the legal team you hired to threaten legal action against the LAA for...
28th Oct 2022, 12:46
Replies: 26
Views: 3,785
Posted By 9 lives

Hear hear....

Hear hear....
16th Aug 2022, 21:36
Replies: 30
Views: 10,833
Posted By 9 lives

That's quite a lot of piloting experience on the...

That's quite a lot of piloting experience on the 777, considering it's been in service for around twenty years. 1000 hours of flying it each of twenty years? I guess you know the type very well!
15th Aug 2022, 17:26
Replies: 26
Views: 6,509
Posted By 9 lives

Which will be greatly reduced if pilots stop...

Which will be greatly reduced if pilots stop flying aerobatics in them, and airshow audiences say that they want to see the warbird, but don't want to see it risked doing needless aerobatics. If you...
14th Aug 2022, 22:29
Replies: 26
Views: 6,509
Posted By 9 lives

The video is useful in showing that the aeroplane...

The video is useful in showing that the aeroplane was pointed very nearly straight down, after nearly completing something like a off axis loop. As has happened too many times before, the hard pull...
28th Apr 2022, 13:43
Replies: 34
Views: 4,708
Posted By 9 lives

No, insurers certainly won't pay, it was...

No, insurers certainly won't pay, it was deliberate! The problem is the Red Bull will pay. They are totally wasting money on dumb stunts, so I guess that their products are too expensive - I'll never...
25th Apr 2022, 12:35
Replies: 34
Views: 4,708
Posted By 9 lives

Hopefully the FAA will treat this dumb stunt as...

Hopefully the FAA will treat this dumb stunt as they did to other recent dumb stunt where the pilot faked an engine failure in his Taylorcraft, and abandoned it to crash while he video's the event....
22nd Mar 2022, 03:04
Replies: 213
Views: 96,357
Posted By 9 lives

I'm unsure if Mr. Forkner was acting in a DER/AR...

I'm unsure if Mr. Forkner was acting in a DER/AR capacity when flying, but in nay case, he sure knew the significance of what he was doing, reporting, and signing for - even if it was just returning...
29th Dec 2021, 13:37
Replies: 213
Views: 96,357
Posted By 9 lives

Though Pilot Forkner is not singularly...

Though Pilot Forkner is not singularly responsible, he is responsible. As a member of a certification team, he is required to produce written reports of the design compliance of his testing. That...
15th Dec 2021, 20:37
Replies: 213
Views: 96,357
Posted By 9 lives

Because it is very unlikely that Pilot Forkner...

Because it is very unlikely that Pilot Forkner had ODA/FAA delegation to make a finding of compliance for some of the design requirements for which a finding was made, but compliance really had not...
11th Dec 2021, 15:36
Replies: 213
Views: 96,357
Posted By 9 lives

This is important. A person (FAA delegate or ODA...

This is important. A person (FAA delegate or ODA member) signed the 8130-9 form, which in part says:



Which says in part:



Which include in small part (my bold):
3rd Jul 2020, 15:44
Replies: 26
Views: 14,748
Posted By 9 lives

You have to read a little ways into the article...

You have to read a little ways into the article to get more complete information:



42 FAA employees, and 1500 (a fraction of the total Boeing workforce) Boeing employees. More central to the...
26th Dec 2019, 14:14
Replies: 288
Views: 345,193
Posted By 9 lives

This is a very important theme. The world's other...

This is a very important theme. The world's other regulators work for their citizens. The citizens, both as passengers, and as taxpayers, employ the regulators to be the knowledgeable and objective...
2nd Apr 2019, 14:03
Replies: 30
Views: 20,940
Posted By 9 lives

'Meets the requirement

More and more, our society is getting by on "meets the requirement". For passengers, the requirement is getting from A to B safely. 'Got there alive.... met the requirement (oh, and look at how...
6th Feb 2019, 19:08
Replies: 52
Views: 23,999
Posted By 9 lives

Brings to mind the drunken passenger who recently...

Brings to mind the drunken passenger who recently was fined the cost of the fuel wasted to return him to the airport of origin. I like the idea that people found to be responsible for creating...
31st Jan 2019, 14:14
Replies: 7
Views: 2,165
Posted By 9 lives

So that really would be buying it sight unseen!...

So that really would be buying it sight unseen! :p

(It's okay, I bought a 182 that way, and was very happy with the purchase!)
31st Jan 2019, 14:10
Replies: 53
Views: 13,063
Posted By 9 lives

Yes, an important theme for consumers of non AOC...

Yes, an important theme for consumers of non AOC transportation services to consider!
31st Jan 2019, 11:38
Replies: 2,429
Views: 2,827,846
Posted By 9 lives

This. The regulations have a well known gap...

This.

The regulations have a well known gap when it comes to night flying; It is possible (and certain over long stretches of water) that in night VMC conditions, there will be little or no visual...
31st Jan 2019, 11:27
Replies: 53
Views: 13,063
Posted By 9 lives

It's kind of like steering a super tanker, you...

It's kind of like steering a super tanker, you have to think ahead, and it happens slowly, but regulation is driven by what society wants - we elect the rule makers. Citizens should be making...
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