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14th Oct 2019, 15:21
Replies: 15
Views: 9,290
Posted By suninmyeyes

“Can these venerable beasts climb-out if they...

“Can these venerable beasts climb-out if they loose an engine after V1?”

If they are loaded properly for the conditions and the propellor is feathered then yes.

If the aircraft is written off...
21st Sep 2019, 10:56
Replies: 34
Views: 33,847
Posted By suninmyeyes

On the Boeing 777 you would get a config warning...

On the Boeing 777 you would get a config warning if you select land flap and the the gear is not down, so the warning would come at about 1500 AGL. I wonder why the logic is different on the 787.
10th Sep 2019, 22:44
Replies: 21
Views: 14,797
Posted By suninmyeyes

This accident has similarities to the Itavia 870...

This accident has similarities to the Itavia 870 flight, a DC9 that crashed in the mediterranean in 1980.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Itavia_Flight_870
1st Sep 2019, 09:49
Replies: 588
Views: 679,548
Posted By suninmyeyes

Speaking generically if someone has a Canadian...

Speaking generically if someone has a Canadian rating and wishes to fly a UK airliner they cannot just do a type rating. To convert to a UK or EASA licence means a lot of exams and is a prolonged...
26th Aug 2019, 18:40
Replies: 34
Views: 6,486
Posted By suninmyeyes

I first read about this accident in the 1960’s in...

I first read about this accident in the 1960’s in Ralph Barker’s great book “Great Mysteries Of The Air.”

It it is a very worthwhile read for any aviation enthusiast.
1st Aug 2019, 17:38
Replies: 5
Views: 2,649
Posted By suninmyeyes

Icon A5 Accident in Michigan USA

I see there has been another Icon A5 accident this week in Michigan, both occupants injured. If you start the video about half way through which is at the start of the take off roll one wonders if he...
30th Jul 2019, 22:42
Replies: 47
Views: 7,273
Posted By suninmyeyes

“Bit late on the round out Hoskins” was another...

“Bit late on the round out Hoskins” was another Roger Bacon classic, frequently accompanied by a black and white photo of a crumpled aircraft.
6th May 2019, 23:56
Replies: 461
Views: 915,020
Posted By suninmyeyes

Sandy78 wrote It’s a fair question. However...

Sandy78 wrote

It’s a fair question. However in the Moscow accident some of those who got out might not have got out if they had stopped to put on smoke hoods. If you have ever had to put on a...
25th Mar 2019, 21:22
Replies: 107
Views: 99,808
Posted By suninmyeyes

I think the title “Lands at wrong airport” is a...

I think the title “Lands at wrong airport” is a bit misleading. The flight plan was to Edinburgh, the pilots intended to fly to Edinburgh and they did fly to and land at Edinburgh. So comparisons to...
23rd Mar 2019, 00:37
Replies: 921
Views: 2,169,019
Posted By suninmyeyes

What I find unlikely is the comment that the...

What I find unlikely is the comment that the Captain pulled back so hard he sheared the pins on his control column. I have always been taught on Boeings that you cannot apply excess force to the...
Forum: Tech Log
13th Mar 2019, 17:32
Replies: 36
Views: 7,122
Posted By suninmyeyes

There are also a couple of traps when using FLCH...

There are also a couple of traps when using FLCH on a Boeing.

1) If you are descending in FLCH on an approach with say 2000’ in the alt sel window and are approaching that altitude and you then...
13th Mar 2019, 16:04
Replies: 921
Views: 2,169,019
Posted By suninmyeyes

I agree with Glueball that with a standard 5...

I agree with Glueball that with a standard 5 point Boeing seat harness and in turbulence an incapacitated pilot would not be able to make any forward control input let alone the hefty sustained input...
18th Feb 2019, 21:30
Replies: 2
Views: 1,470
Posted By suninmyeyes

That name rings a bell. A keen photographer if I...

That name rings a bell. A keen photographer if I remember correctly. I think I bought a Bcal BAC 111 framed photo from him.
12th Feb 2019, 07:46
Replies: 2,071
Views: 2,590,104
Posted By suninmyeyes

Coincidentally in the March edition of Pilot...

Coincidentally in the March edition of Pilot magazine the ILAFT column tells the story of a Piper Malibu flight from Rotterdam to the UK with a commercial pilot in the left seat and an experienced...
5th Feb 2019, 15:30
Replies: 2,071
Views: 2,590,104
Posted By suninmyeyes

Does anyone know approx how many total hours the...

Does anyone know approx how many total hours the pilot had? If he had a valid FAA medical his total hours should be on his last medical application. It would be interesting to know his recent hours...
28th Jan 2019, 19:30
Replies: 170
Views: 200,599
Posted By suninmyeyes

Dave Reid. You are worrying unnecessarily! I...

Dave Reid. You are worrying unnecessarily! I never said it was like a 747 taking off on three engines. I was explaining to the SLF that although some aircraft like 747’s can take off legally with an...
27th Jan 2019, 23:45
Replies: 170
Views: 200,599
Posted By suninmyeyes

Hi Espada 3. Your suggestion is not impossible. I...

Hi Espada 3. Your suggestion is not impossible. I have done several 3 engine takeoffs for real on a 747. There was a special procedure for it, crew only and no passengers allowed. I have also done...
25th Jan 2019, 21:51
Replies: 105
Views: 79,255
Posted By suninmyeyes

I still remember the max takeoff weight for those...

I still remember the max takeoff weight for those -100s was 332.9 tonnes. Nowadays the 777-300s can take off heavier than that.
24th Jan 2019, 11:32
Replies: 2,071
Views: 2,590,104
Posted By suninmyeyes

I agree that Icarrus's post at #248 is one of the...

I agree that Icarrus's post at #248 is one of the best summaries. My thoughts are that it is unlikely to be engine failure as there was no distress call. It would seem most likely to be a loss of...
18th Jan 2019, 23:20
Replies: 142
Views: 43,027
Posted By suninmyeyes

I wonder if DB Cooper is still alive and...

I wonder if DB Cooper is still alive and remembers his 727 ride affectionately?!
13th Jan 2019, 17:32
Replies: 10
Views: 1,908
Posted By suninmyeyes

As a youngster I followed the career of the...

As a youngster I followed the career of the stewardess Sue Cramsie with interest. She became chief stewardess for BEA.
...
13th Jan 2019, 11:44
Replies: 45
Views: 39,495
Posted By suninmyeyes

Interesting and unusual. I am aware of a tail...

Interesting and unusual. I am aware of a tail scrape on a B777 landing due to the Vref speed manually inputted incorrectly. (Why do some people insist on manually knocking off a bit of weight for the...
13th Jan 2019, 11:16
Replies: 51
Views: 34,280
Posted By suninmyeyes

You would have thought a news organisation like...

You would have thought a news organisation like the BBC could have used a more descriptive and technically accurate phrase than "Collapsed to the ground." It makes it sound like a piece of...
25th Dec 2018, 11:12
Replies: 53
Views: 15,217
Posted By suninmyeyes

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http://i67.tinypic.com/1hebr6.jpg
29th Nov 2018, 19:48
Replies: 16
Views: 1,560
Posted By suninmyeyes

There are a couple of inaccuracies in the...

There are a couple of inaccuracies in the original film.. The bomb was the wrong shape due official secrets. The idea of the lights converging at 60 feet never came from seeing the spotlights at a...
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