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16th Aug 2019, 16:15
Replies: 58
Views: 52,699
Posted By deptrai

From what I understood, to recapitulate, as a...

From what I understood, to recapitulate, as a faraway spectator, CAAC demanded CX staff to be punished for voicing their opinions...and whatever the merits of CX management, they may not have been...
25th Dec 2016, 15:37
Replies: 484
Views: 566,458
Posted By deptrai

I vaguely remembered Russian authorities...

I vaguely remembered Russian authorities recommended to retire the tu 154M, and found a reference here:
...
25th Jun 2016, 11:18
Replies: 5
Views: 11,555
Posted By deptrai

A close friend of me works for the Vietnamese SAR...

A close friend of me works for the Vietnamese SAR organization, currently at a maritime rescue coordination centre. They're dedicated professionals whom I respect deeply; he spent a year with HM...
24th Apr 2016, 22:21
Replies: 82
Views: 41,497
Posted By deptrai

3 days of single pilot operations, with 20 minute...

3 days of single pilot operations, with 20 minute controlled naps. Testing the limits of human performance as much as tech aspects.
Forum: Freight Dogs
15th Feb 2016, 15:20
Replies: 0
Views: 2,509
Posted By deptrai

news: a/c held back in Zimbabwe due do dead body...

Edit: sorry, posted here already http://www.pprune.org/rumours-news/574744-plane-money-dead-body.html mods feel free to delete my post.


Zimbabwe seizes plane with dead body and cash on board -...
13th Feb 2016, 11:29
Replies: 118
Views: 17,442
Posted By deptrai

I hadn't heard anything about an inquiry into...

I hadn't heard anything about an inquiry into this yet...edit: I just did a quick search, there was a statement, "avoidable human error", compounded by "process failures" and "equipment...
30th Jan 2016, 09:44
Replies: 53
Views: 24,909
Posted By deptrai

I find similarities equally interesting as...

I find similarities equally interesting as differences...if you compare the 737 Max and A350 (same generation) flight deck, there are a few: the big screens, the "mouse" or camel hump for lack of a...
Forum: Tech Log
2nd Jan 2016, 20:58
Replies: 292
Views: 47,286
Posted By deptrai

Langewiesche's article is from 2014 and has...

Langewiesche's article is from 2014 and has probably been posted a few times. This is nitpicking, but somewhere he suggests that electromechanical gauges were replaced with flat panels, which is...
Forum: Tech Log
26th Dec 2015, 08:41
Replies: 13
Views: 4,289
Posted By deptrai

787 displays GPS alt on the on the PFD altimeter...

787 displays GPS alt on the on the PFD altimeter tapes if pressure altitude is lost - maybe the 777 software update will do just that?

(just like the 787 will also display airspeed computed from...
15th Dec 2015, 07:24
Replies: 0
Views: 3,310
Posted By deptrai

final report - Swiss 2140 EXCESS CAB ALT

Eng 1 bleed air inop and closed (non etops MEL), crossbleed open. A faulty fan air thermostat then caused excessive temperature in bleed 2 and the valve closed.

Several requests to descend, pan...
7th Nov 2015, 13:23
Replies: 53
Views: 20,481
Posted By deptrai

Rossy flew Mirage, Tigers, and Hunters, 747...not...

Rossy flew Mirage, Tigers, and Hunters, 747...not sure what he currently flies for Swiss, but he is definitely a qualified, professional pilot, well aware of risks and more than familiar with...
1st Nov 2015, 18:29
Replies: 2,082
Views: 2,407,994
Posted By deptrai

Honestly I can't think of anything less...

Honestly I can't think of anything less transparent than a joint Russian-Egyptian investigation

I have enough faith in Russian investigators. You can say what you want about Russians, but they...
1st Nov 2015, 09:20
Replies: 7
Views: 7,693
Posted By deptrai

it would not be difficult to feed any fake data...

it would not be difficult to feed any fake data you want and there is no way we are able to judge the validity of data
Obviously FR24 and similar networks/sites have their limitations, which are...
Forum: Tech Log
30th Oct 2015, 11:15
Replies: 205
Views: 38,668
Posted By deptrai

I think we will soon see more automation, like...

I think we will soon see more automation, like TCAS RA integration with flight automation (already exists, eg in Bristows EC225).

True "artificial intelligence" is on the US Navy wish list for...
27th Oct 2015, 13:01
Replies: 17
Views: 6,450
Posted By deptrai

re the liquid screening debate - there's people...

re the liquid screening debate - there's people here who know much more about airport security than me - so here's a serious question from a naive soul: if we have to discard (most) liquids because...
Forum: Tech Log
26th Oct 2015, 19:16
Replies: 18
Views: 4,662
Posted By deptrai

Fascinating idea. simply datalink...the word...

Fascinating idea. simply datalink...the word datalink also made me think of peer-to-peer networking, to overcome current satellite bandwidth cost, data could (theoretically) be transmitted from...
24th Oct 2015, 22:08
Replies: 118
Views: 17,442
Posted By deptrai

the US pretty much immediately paid compensation...

the US pretty much immediately paid compensation to the families of deceased civilians. Along with President Obama calling MSF to apologize, I think that says a lot. Long before the ongoing...
Forum: Tech Log
24th Oct 2015, 08:32
Replies: 18
Views: 4,662
Posted By deptrai

You're flying ETOPS over the Ocean Is it...

You're flying ETOPS over the Ocean

Is it possible to get basic weather data via ground support? [...]with some development effort a data feed could be made into a viable backup.

...like,...
Forum: Tech Log
22nd Oct 2015, 16:01
Replies: 13
Views: 6,509
Posted By deptrai

also have a look at...

also have a look at https://www.google.com/patents/US5722620
Forum: Tech Log
22nd Oct 2015, 15:02
Replies: 13
Views: 6,509
Posted By deptrai

What wiggy said. and to spell it out, there's...

What wiggy said. and to spell it out, there's Bank angle protection, Turn compensation, Stall and overspeed protection, Pitch control and stability augmentation, Thrust asymmetry compensation.
...
22nd Oct 2015, 10:23
Replies: 17
Views: 6,450
Posted By deptrai

A common, but lazy and poorly thought out...

A common, but lazy and poorly thought out statement.

in my humble opinion, Israel has the best airport security in the world. They're not obsessed with catching yoghurts, instead they use highly...
21st Oct 2015, 09:32
Replies: 17
Views: 6,450
Posted By deptrai

It was a customs, not immigration. Since it's a...

It was a customs, not immigration. Since it's a European airport, there's no immigration for the Schengen area. You can backpedal from the baggage claim area to anywhere in the transit area. This...
20th Oct 2015, 16:04
Replies: 17
Views: 6,450
Posted By deptrai

Herod, I "lost" my bag outside the sterile area,...

Herod, I "lost" my bag outside the sterile area, but to reclaim it, I was forced to get into the supposedly sterile area, without any checks, "to clear customs". I'll be happy to demonstrate this to...
20th Oct 2015, 14:41
Replies: 17
Views: 6,450
Posted By deptrai

sterile airside areas at airports

Dead tired, I left my bag unattended for a few seconds, in a quiet corner of the arrival area, while I was checking my phone, after I had cleared customs. 2 police officers took the bag away, it took...
19th Oct 2015, 18:57
Replies: 1
Views: 3,139
Posted By deptrai

Pilot returned to Switzerland a few days ago,...

Pilot returned to Switzerland a few days ago, bruised by the bang seat. Hope he'll fly again. M.H., experienced fast jet pilot, Fighter Squadron 18, field officer, spare pilot on the PC-7 team (a...
16th Oct 2015, 11:59
Replies: 2
Views: 1,648
Posted By deptrai

VN to use armed "security officers" in flight...

Vietnam will start using armed officers on flights...I feel very safe now. What happens when Officer Nguyen falls asleep, and someone takes his gun?... And how will he deal with all the daily...
16th Oct 2015, 07:41
Replies: 14
Views: 4,436
Posted By deptrai

out of the reach of all but governments and their...

out of the reach of all but governments and their agencies

and out of reach for all but a few governments.
15th Oct 2015, 18:47
Replies: 40
Views: 9,572
Posted By deptrai

I'd argue that for critical infrastructure (on...

I'd argue that for critical infrastructure (on land), there is zero dependence on GPS. For anything that is connected to the internet, accurate time is usually provided by NTP (Network Time Protocol,...
15th Oct 2015, 17:33
Replies: 40
Views: 9,572
Posted By deptrai

the internet, land line telephones, mobile...

the internet, land line telephones, mobile telephones

There's quite a few land-based atomic clocks that provide a public time signal, and most devices can easily be set to use specific time...
15th Oct 2015, 16:13
Replies: 40
Views: 9,572
Posted By deptrai

I have my sight reduction tables somewhere, and...

I have my sight reduction tables somewhere, and in a small yacht with a fickle electrical system and no engineers/electricians, I'd also bring a sextant, if only to help pass the time, but if I was...
14th Oct 2015, 18:31
Replies: 14
Views: 4,436
Posted By deptrai

The issue I see is that an attacker only needs to...

The issue I see is that an attacker only needs to crack into one device that is connected to both the "public" and the critical networks. When he gets that far, he can spoof messages on the critical...
12th Oct 2015, 11:40
Replies: 52
Views: 38,703
Posted By deptrai

Main gear is usually designed like that, it would...

Main gear is usually designed like that, it would need to move downwards first before it can retract. Nose gear is different, for whatever reason; there you only need to overcome 3000 psi hydraulic...
Forum: Tech Log
12th Oct 2015, 08:04
Replies: 94
Views: 28,810
Posted By deptrai

it would be interesting to see some hard numbers....

it would be interesting to see some hard numbers. In airlines where FOs taxi, are there more taxiing incidents?

I'm making a bold assumption, if FOs are properly trained, that's not the case. I'd...
Forum: Tech Log
12th Oct 2015, 06:46
Replies: 94
Views: 28,810
Posted By deptrai

I would assume that the SOP's lederhosen is...

I would assume that the SOP's lederhosen is referring to explicitly allow FO's to use the LH tiller if that could save some time for emergency services to attend to an incapacitated captain...
12th Oct 2015, 06:02
Replies: 92
Views: 43,592
Posted By deptrai

regarding the medical "competency" debate and...

regarding the medical "competency" debate and resuscitation, there is no doubt that doctors have both broader and "deeper" training. But there's also the question of currency. A 50 year old...
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