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12th Sep 2019, 17:25
Replies: 32
Views: 15,714
Posted By freshgasflow

What are the tolerances of cockpits to fluid spills ?

As nonprofessional, can someone explain to me how tolerant are the controls to liquid spills ? What happens after a liquid spill,even say, there were no immediate effects ? Are the boxes sent for...
14th Aug 2019, 14:26
Replies: 2,068
Views: 2,565,660
Posted By freshgasflow

If I remember right, there is some questions...

If I remember right, there is some questions about the pilots competency / legality of caring fare paying passenger. But does this finding mean that aircraft was at fault rather than the pilot ? I...
14th Aug 2019, 14:23
Replies: 2,068
Views: 2,565,660
Posted By freshgasflow

Sala 'exposed to carbon monoxide in plane crash'

Footballer Emiliano Sala, who died in a plane crash over the English Channel, had been exposed to high levels of carbon monoxide, a report has revealed.

Sala and pilot David Ibbotson, crashed on...
5th May 2019, 20:46
Replies: 461
Views: 909,637
Posted By freshgasflow

Faraday cage

I am not an aviation professional so grateful if someone could explain things to me:
If the theory of lightning strike are true, how does it lead to electrical failure ? I thought that an aircraft...
13th Mar 2019, 19:55
Replies: 5,127
Views: 10,315,924
Posted By freshgasflow

Finally US ground aircraft

President Donald Trump has issued an emergency order to ground all Boeing 737 Max aircraft following the crash of an Ethiopian Airlines jet on Sunday.

The Federal Aviation Administration had...
13th Mar 2019, 07:43
Replies: 5,127
Views: 10,315,924
Posted By freshgasflow

Time frame for CVR and data recorder analysis

I am a non professional, so grateful for any insight regarding recorder analysis. If the recorders are in a reasonable condition, I presume down loading data is like down loading from a massive USB...
2nd Mar 2019, 17:04
Replies: 41
Views: 34,181
Posted By freshgasflow

How : engine surge on take off roll

Grateful if someone here can explain to me (SLF) how can a engine surge happen during a take of roll ? After all, isn't there enough forward motion to ensure enough airflow into the engine intake ?...
15th Dec 2018, 21:28
Replies: 21
Views: 3,132
Posted By freshgasflow

Thank you.

I would have never guessed that myself. I wonder why they would wheel it around ?
15th Dec 2018, 19:09
Replies: 21
Views: 3,132
Posted By freshgasflow

Half fuselage at Stanstead (STN)

I saw this at London Stanstead. Can someone please tell me what this half fuselage is doing there. It is very near active stands so cant be a trainer. Thanks.
7th Nov 2018, 09:23
Replies: 15
Views: 6,078
Posted By freshgasflow

Alternate procedures

I wonder what alternate procedures are there when stop bars non functional ? I presume stop bars are a significant safety system to prevent runway incursions, so when it is not serviceable, do they...
26th Aug 2018, 14:56
Replies: 6
Views: 1,175
Posted By freshgasflow

Asbestos warning for Sea King helicopter engineers

Apparently some parts may have asbestos, which can cause a rare but serious form of lung cancer.

Here is a link to BBC news article
15th Jul 2018, 18:07
Replies: 31
Views: 18,135
Posted By freshgasflow

common causes of rapid decompression

I am a non expert. Grateful if someone can tell me what are the common causes of decompression in modern aircraft. Are they often stuck valves or failures in the skin ? Many thanks.
19th Apr 2018, 06:37
Replies: 447
Views: 423,174
Posted By freshgasflow

Disc failure ?

An earlier post mentioned that while engines are designed to contain blade separation, engines are not designed to contain disc failure. As a SLF i would be grateful if someone will explain what are...
17th Apr 2018, 23:59
Replies: 447
Views: 423,174
Posted By freshgasflow

design of engines

Grateful if someone can clarify for me ( SLF) if engines are supposed to , or not supposed to, contain blade separation ? I always thought that engines had "kevlar" type of protection to contain...
17th Jan 2017, 16:27
Replies: 2
Views: 6,446
Posted By freshgasflow

Easy Jet diversion after severe turbulence

An easyJet flight from London to Spain was diverted 125 miles away over fears the aircraft was damaged, according to reports.
Aviation website AIRLIVE.net said the Airbus A320 jet landed in Malaga...
10th Jan 2017, 18:43
Replies: 14
Views: 4,418
Posted By freshgasflow

very strange

very strange and i suppose potentially damaging.
I water bottle has quite a lot of inertia and possible could dent the fuselage.

Of course de icing itself would not be effective.

Was there...
3rd Jan 2017, 07:20
Replies: 126
Views: 64,984
Posted By freshgasflow

This is not a Jeep

People are specialised for a reason. Flying crew are not engineers and engineers are not flying crew. Each may know something about the other, but ultimately this is largely an engineering issue....
Forum: Jet Blast
28th May 2016, 06:28
Replies: 7
Views: 2,368
Posted By freshgasflow

Funny AIrbus PFD message ...

Funny Airbus primary flight display message spotted on a day when everything was going well ....

23rd Apr 2016, 19:05
Replies: 0
Views: 2,037
Posted By freshgasflow

FAA orders 'urgent' engine fixes Boeing 787

From CNN : Describing it as an "urgent safety issue," the Federal Aviation Administration has ordered modifications on specific General Electric engines on some 787 Dreamliners because an icing...
30th Dec 2014, 08:10
Replies: 420
Views: 65,498
Posted By freshgasflow

Google car incidents ....

The two incidents that I know of are due to human drivers ! One happened when the car was on manual control by a human driver and the other was when it was hit from behind by an human driver. I...
30th Dec 2014, 07:48
Replies: 420
Views: 65,498
Posted By freshgasflow

Google's driverless test car

Apparently in April 2014 , Google's driverless test car had clocked over one million kilometers safely. A typical road, one could argue, is more complicated than a typical airway ....
20th Sep 2014, 16:03
Replies: 89
Views: 32,262
Posted By freshgasflow

oxygen masks

Again, I am no aviation expert, but I think in this situation, deployment of the masks is not a bad thing ( except from an economic viewpoint).
Firstly, with such thick smoke, there is...
20th Sep 2014, 15:56
Replies: 89
Views: 32,262
Posted By freshgasflow

I'd rather Brace

I am no expert, but what if the engine suffered an partially contained failure, with shrapnel that may latently affect AC control ? Engine failures are so rare, I 'd rather brace unnecessarily than...
7th May 2014, 18:55
Replies: 5
Views: 2,236
Posted By freshgasflow

aircraft checks using a drone !

New technology is helping engineers to carry out safety checks on aircraft.

What can take the human eye more than a day to find, a drone can spot in a matter of hours.

The drones are able to...
23rd Mar 2014, 11:09
Replies: 11,824
Views: 21,327,448
Posted By freshgasflow

@ wildgoose : altitude versus oxygen

Yes the oxygen percentage will remain 21 % at whatever altitude. But is it the oxygen percentage or partial pressure that matters ? At higher altitude, the partial pressure drops . ( partial pressure...
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