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19th May 2016, 17:55
Replies: 1,184
Views: 2,514,910
Posted By jmmilner

As a response to lost of cabin pressure at FL37,...

As a response to lost of cabin pressure at FL37, turning 90 degrees off the airway prior to a rapid decent to 10,000 feet make sense. I do wonder if the quoted figures of 90 and 360 degrees from the...
6th Nov 2015, 03:55
Replies: 2,082
Views: 2,309,372
Posted By jmmilner

Historically, terrorist groups have been short of...

Historically, terrorist groups have been short of engineering talent but that seems to have changed beginning with bin Laden. Today, with the "Maker culture," a device capable of measuring...
6th Nov 2015, 02:57
Replies: 41
Views: 20,894
Posted By jmmilner

MAK's suspension of the 737 was reported, without...

MAK's suspension of the 737 was reported, without comment, on NHK's English broadcast this evening. I wonder if Boeing will even bother to try to explain this to the US public or just assume it will...
5th Nov 2015, 19:48
Replies: 41
Views: 20,894
Posted By jmmilner

This is the same MAK/IAC that is currently...

This is the same MAK/IAC that is currently investigating the A321 crash in the Sinai? The one whose chief investigator wasn't allowed to visit the crash site and returned to Russia? Not a...
19th Jun 2015, 06:41
Replies: 44
Views: 19,537
Posted By jmmilner

Am I the only one who thinks that, having been...

Am I the only one who thinks that, having been cautioned about the similar flight numbers, having actually stepped on each other which getting push-backs approved, and knowing departures were on both...
18th Jun 2015, 07:04
Replies: 44
Views: 19,537
Posted By jmmilner

Both the ground and tower conversations are...

Both the ground and tower conversations are already up on LiveATC.

Before pushing back, these two flights stepped on each other's transmissions to ground. That's a clue. While still on ground...
9th Sep 2014, 19:56
Replies: 1,644
Views: 2,038,744
Posted By jmmilner

"In such high populated area, it should be...

"In such high populated area, it should be hundreds or thousands of witnesses. But there is no one."

There have been witnesses who reported the presence of the BUK system in the area at the time. ...
9th Sep 2014, 19:46
Replies: 1,644
Views: 2,038,744
Posted By jmmilner

"Wonder if we will ever really know the truth." ...

"Wonder if we will ever really know the truth."

In war, truth has always been the first casualty. These days there is no truth, just points of view, based on politics, not logic, for the general...
22nd Aug 2014, 06:13
Replies: 1,644
Views: 2,038,744
Posted By jmmilner

These measures are, at best, somewhat effective...

These measures are, at best, somewhat effective in dealing with a isolated attack using a first and second generation MANPADS. Third and fourth generation systems now in military use are limited...
10th Aug 2014, 21:03
Replies: 21
Views: 17,502
Posted By jmmilner

The BBC has already solved the accident so no...

The BBC has already solved the accident so no need to continue here. In their view it is down to the poor condition of the pre-1979 aircraft still in use in Iran, all due to the US. Details of the...
8th Aug 2014, 18:49
Replies: 68
Views: 44,998
Posted By jmmilner

Never underestimate your enemy. The 9/11...

Never underestimate your enemy. The 9/11 hijackers didn't tip their hand about crashing into buildings even after they killed the crews. They assured the passengers they were returning to the...
8th Aug 2014, 06:55
Replies: 19
Views: 3,710
Posted By jmmilner

The state-run investment agency already owns...

The state-run investment agency already owns about 70% of the company and is buying back the remaining shares for about 8 cents per outstanding share. Of course, you could have read the article at...
6th Aug 2014, 18:34
Replies: 42
Views: 29,396
Posted By jmmilner

Is this sort of selective closure of airspace...

Is this sort of selective closure of airspace covered by ICAO and all the various treaties? Where is PPRuNe's former pilot become lawyer?
3rd Aug 2014, 23:57
Replies: 2
Views: 2,037
Posted By jmmilner

Perhaps I'm reading this wrong but doesn't the...

Perhaps I'm reading this wrong but doesn't the FAA provide something a bit stronger than "advisory guidance" to U.S. flag carriers and pilots flying on an FAA license? The recent NOTAM on flights to...
28th Jul 2014, 19:33
Replies: 41
Views: 35,005
Posted By jmmilner

You can go over to ATC Live and listen to what is...

You can go over to ATC Live and listen to what is said when this happens in the U.S. On 2/2/14, a light aircraft entered a TFR set up to cover the POTUS. The following excerpt answers your...
23rd Jul 2014, 20:14
Replies: 1,644
Views: 2,038,744
Posted By jmmilner

The effectiveness of chaff has been declining as...

The effectiveness of chaff has been declining as progress in electronics has increased. Essentially the newer radar transmitters and receivers are better able to handle the chaff and the missile...
23rd Jul 2014, 06:05
Replies: 1,644
Views: 2,038,744
Posted By jmmilner

The beam coverage in the vertical is only 6 or 7...

The beam coverage in the vertical is only 6 or 7 degrees but, for comparison, the widest air-to-air beam on US F-16s is only 6 degrees, with pilot controls to narrow that to 4 or 2 degrees for better...
23rd Jul 2014, 00:09
Replies: 58
Views: 43,342
Posted By jmmilner

A U.S. news source (CNN) reports The BBC...

A U.S. news source (CNN) reports

The BBC just ran a headline crawler to the effect that Netanyahu wants Kerry to lift the FAA band.
23rd Jul 2014, 00:01
Replies: 58
Views: 43,342
Posted By jmmilner

Both the number and range of rockets used against...

Both the number and range of rockets used against Israel has increased compared to prior cycles of violence (or whatever better neutral term you would prefer). Iron Dome isn't perfect and even...
20th Jul 2014, 22:25
Replies: 1,644
Views: 2,038,744
Posted By jmmilner

As in most things military, maximum performance...

As in most things military, maximum performance figures are highly classified and depend on a multitude of factors. Ranges for MANPADs generally assume the target is high performance aircraft that...
20th Jul 2014, 21:41
Replies: 1,644
Views: 2,038,744
Posted By jmmilner

AF and KLM were merged at the corporate level...

AF and KLM were merged at the corporate level back in 2004. I'd put down AF's choice of route down to being the most direct route from CDG while KLM made the equivalent choice from AMS. Saving...
5th Apr 2014, 21:19
Replies: 11,824
Views: 21,524,099
Posted By jmmilner

Basically yes. Differences in the properties of...

Basically yes. Differences in the properties of a material, be it something as simple as a glass fiber or as complex as the atmosphere or the ocean can cause signals (acoustic, electromagnetic, or...
3rd Apr 2014, 19:18
Replies: 11,824
Views: 21,524,099
Posted By jmmilner

Nuclear Sub Added to Search

Now that HMS Tireless, the oldest active member of the Trafalgar class, has been added to the search, do we need to reconsider the usefulness of such an asset in light of lessons learned with AF447? ...
21st Mar 2014, 19:24
Replies: 11,824
Views: 21,524,099
Posted By jmmilner

The words are from a U.S. Senator, Saxby...

The words are from a U.S. Senator, Saxby Chambliss, who was a lawyer before he entered politics 20 years ago. He threw out Boeing's name when he couldn't provide any direct support for his prior...
19th Mar 2014, 06:11
Replies: 11,824
Views: 21,524,099
Posted By jmmilner

USA-223, aka NROL-32, is a geosynchronous signals...

USA-223, aka NROL-32, is a geosynchronous signals intelligence satellite launched in 2010, now located at 100.9E. It is reported, by the head of the NRO, to be the "largest" satellite ever launched....
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