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20th Mar 2014, 09:48
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Posted By Lorimer

Letter is a reality check

Anti-skid on,

Your link to the Malaysian pilot's daughter's letter about her father (another Malaysian captain) brings a sense of reality to the world of civil aviation and its domestic tolls.
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19th Mar 2014, 10:29
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Posted By Lorimer

How to hijack an airliner

I'm with you on this one, Jazzbag, (post 6033)



What you've not mentioned is that having depressurised the aircraft for 20 minutes or so (air-conditioning packs off, outflow valve open), the...
15th Mar 2014, 19:43
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Views: 21,124,366
Posted By Lorimer

HF radio best for communication

JR Barrett's point (post 4068) on selective use of the HF Radio for communication is very helpful if we're running with the theory of the biggest heist ever (cargo of gold?) or some form of sinister...
15th Mar 2014, 15:22
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Posted By Lorimer

In response to Tristan Gooley's post No. 3463,...

In response to Tristan Gooley's post No. 3463, the Appleman Chart gives the answer although the vertical axis is in pressure rather than feet (I've marked 26,000 feet & -40C):
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14th Mar 2014, 19:20
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Views: 21,124,366
Posted By Lorimer

BBC summary, 14th March

This is a helpful summary and explanation with excellent computer graphics – 2 minutes 43 seconds.

BBC News - Missing airliner: How do transponders and radar work?...
14th Mar 2014, 18:00
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Views: 21,124,366
Posted By Lorimer

'Tracking Planes' BBC Inside Science

On Thursday 13th March, the first interview in BBC's 'Inside Science' programme on Radio 4 was with Dr Matt Greaves, a Lecturer in Accident Investigation at Cranfield University, UK. The subject was...
Forum: Rotorheads
1st Sep 2013, 20:46
Replies: 2,479
Views: 713,009
Posted By Lorimer

VP-F suggests in post 1012 that high level floats...

VP-F suggests in post 1012 that high level floats could mean a still rotating rotor.
I had the misfortune to enter the sea one very dark and wet night in my Wasp (long story) and can assure of two...
Forum: Rotorheads
26th Aug 2013, 22:53
Replies: 2,479
Views: 713,009
Posted By Lorimer

bring back the BV 234

It was in the late 80s I flew the Chinook helicopter out to the rigs for Shell & British Airways Helicopters - there was a fleet of 6 of them.
It was really handy having an endurance of 4 hours,...
11th Jul 2013, 23:54
Replies: 2,399
Views: 1,867,087
Posted By Lorimer

NTSB Briefing 11th July

... but Archae 86, what was her very last sentence? Something like:

"This was a visual approach which is a completely normal approach flown on a nice day with 10 mile visibility."

A very...
11th Jul 2013, 13:41
Replies: 2,399
Views: 1,867,087
Posted By Lorimer

United Flight 885 asks: This thought...

United Flight 885 asks:



This thought has been in the back of my mind for several days now, and I bet the UA crew are bitterly regretting that they didn't say something although whether it...
9th Jul 2013, 15:52
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Views: 1,867,087
Posted By Lorimer

Chesley Sullenberger's response to a rather...

Chesley Sullenberger's response to a rather aggressive interviewer on Bloomberg demonstrates the sort of calm personality which enabled his remarkable landing on the Hudson in 2009.

Additionally,...
9th Jul 2013, 00:19
Replies: 2,399
Views: 1,867,087
Posted By Lorimer

Harking back to the comments on observation of an...

Harking back to the comments on observation of an aircraft's flightpath and speed, if I ever had a pilot on the jump seat, I would always give them a headset and ask them to be my 3rd pair of eyes...
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