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20th May 2018, 12:18
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Views: 58,595
Posted By Caygill

One of the most amazing stories I've read. Come...

One of the most amazing stories I've read. Come to think about the famous Mike Tyson quote; "everybody has a plan until they get punched in the face". Still the pilot managed to endure and perform....
9th Sep 2016, 14:09
Replies: 4
Views: 2,371
Posted By Caygill

Thanks. The Baltic air safety question is that...

Thanks. The Baltic air safety question is that politized (beyond the actual transponder issue) that I simply tried to educate myself for more relevant debates.
8th Sep 2016, 17:59
Replies: 4
Views: 2,371
Posted By Caygill

Transponder use in military aviation

Anyone knowledgeable willing to share some typical practices, generalisations regarding transponder usage within military aviation.


The context is a heated debate about the "aviation safety in...
16th Jul 2015, 17:28
Replies: 18
Views: 4,590
Posted By Caygill

Thanks Biggus & sandiego89 Still rather...

Thanks Biggus & sandiego89

Still rather confusing. We have a plane with an ”enviable reliability” (quote), based on Soviet-era design philosophy of total and multiple system redundancy, and a...
15th Jul 2015, 14:15
Replies: 18
Views: 4,590
Posted By Caygill

Tu-95MS Bear - single mode of failure?

Mystified by two recent accidents of a probably very well tested military aircraft. What could be the reason other than catastrophic in-flight fire or mechanical brake up?

Anyone familiar with...
11th Mar 2015, 20:55
Replies: 1,644
Views: 1,996,050
Posted By Caygill

An accident investigation simply doesn't work...

An accident investigation simply doesn't work along these lines. No one is at this point interested in who-said-what. The investigation will focus solely on undisputable facts and in any lesson...
5th Mar 2015, 18:21
Replies: 1,644
Views: 1,996,050
Posted By Caygill

Thank you for a valuable input and all the new...

Thank you for a valuable input and all the new information you provided to this thread. Alleged information warfare is a real core issue in aviation accident investigation.
5th Jan 2015, 16:35
Replies: 3,924
Views: 3,756,010
Posted By Caygill

As a long-time Wikipedia editor, I sincerely...

As a long-time Wikipedia editor, I sincerely encourage knowledgeable PPRuNers to contribute to Wiki aviation articles. It benefits us all.
1st Jan 2015, 11:22
Replies: 3,924
Views: 3,756,010
Posted By Caygill

A few words on critical computer systems and...

A few words on critical computer systems and automation from someone involved with regulated medical software, where a fatal outcome is an assumed possibility.

Systems and software are really not...
28th Dec 2014, 17:29
Replies: 3,924
Views: 3,756,010
Posted By Caygill

The Internet repository at FL350 is called...

The Internet repository at FL350 is called satellite transmission. Lack of bandwidth and/or huge costs is your answer.
11th Aug 2014, 06:01
Replies: 1,644
Views: 1,996,050
Posted By Caygill

And your source is?

And your source is?
30th Jul 2014, 12:51
Replies: 1,644
Views: 1,996,050
Posted By Caygill

Ditto, the skidmark doesn't appear to me the...

Ditto, the skidmark doesn't appear to me the making of a high speed ballistic impact.
27th Jul 2014, 11:31
Replies: 1,644
Views: 1,996,050
Posted By Caygill

On ground Al-Jazeera reporter tweets about armed...

On ground Al-Jazeera reporter tweets about armed Ukrainian military moving towards crash site right now. https://twitter.com/nazaninemoshiri/status/493337851275116545
25th Jul 2014, 18:43
Replies: 1,644
Views: 1,996,050
Posted By Caygill

Thanks for pointing this out. I totally bought...

Thanks for pointing this out. I totally bought the story the first time I watched this video. Just another piece of evidence in the outragous propaganda war surrounding this tragedy.
25th Jul 2014, 16:09
Replies: 1,644
Views: 1,996,050
Posted By Caygill

As a former professional photographer, there is...

As a former professional photographer, there is another thing people probably don't get from the footage of a high-interest scene: there might be literally hundreds of journalists and photographers...
24th Jul 2014, 20:26
Replies: 1,644
Views: 1,996,050
Posted By Caygill

Russian Defense Ministry take rather undiplomatic...

Russian Defense Ministry take rather undiplomatic tone (video): Most US evidence is based on social media posts (http://youtu.be/TRTxKVdV4Jo)
24th Jul 2014, 02:34
Replies: 1,644
Views: 1,996,050
Posted By Caygill

BBC interview (video + transcript) with Alexander...

BBC interview (video + transcript) with Alexander Borodai, prime minister of the self-declared Donetsk People's Republic, on the crash scene events: BBC News - MH17 plane crash: Ukraine rebel leader...
23rd Jul 2014, 18:53
Replies: 1,644
Views: 1,996,050
Posted By Caygill

One opposing rebel leader said the other groups...

One opposing rebel leader said the other groups had the BUK-1m at their disposal from Russia. Exclusive: Ukraine rebel commander acknowledges fighters had BUK missile | Reuters...
23rd Jul 2014, 17:40
Replies: 1,644
Views: 1,996,050
Posted By Caygill

Ukrainia's goverment on todays SU-25 downings:...

Ukrainia's goverment on todays SU-25 downings: http://online.wsj.com/articles/pro-russia-rebels-down-two-ukrainian-warplanes-ukraine-army-says-1406117307



But what or who hit the MH17 then?
23rd Jul 2014, 10:07
Replies: 1,644
Views: 1,996,050
Posted By Caygill

And to the Dutch alike. Those with the biggest...

And to the Dutch alike. Those with the biggest justification for outrage has been those most diplomatic and pragmatic. The rest then seem to use this tragedy for their own political gains.
23rd Jul 2014, 10:02
Replies: 1,644
Views: 1,996,050
Posted By Caygill

hamster3null: great stuff sourcing some Kiev'ian...

hamster3null: great stuff sourcing some Kiev'ian activist site as credible evidence of "that's the one that Russia uses to send most of its heavy military equipment to the rebels".
23rd Jul 2014, 08:48
Replies: 1,644
Views: 1,996,050
Posted By Caygill

Wishful speculation, but I hope US yesterday back...

Wishful speculation, but I hope US yesterday back down on blame and guilt would be a pretext for a behind the scenes negotiated confession from someone, “we did it, it was a terrible mistake”. IMHO...
23rd Jul 2014, 08:06
Replies: 1,644
Views: 1,996,050
Posted By Caygill

Just for clarity, any "countermeasures" installed...

Just for clarity, any "countermeasures" installed on airliners are designed to defend against heat seaking manpads at low altitude, primarily during before/after landing/takeoff phases. They would...
22nd Jul 2014, 11:10
Replies: 1,644
Views: 1,996,050
Posted By Caygill

Pace, IMHO that is avoiding broading the topic to...

Pace, IMHO that is avoiding broading the topic to geopolitics, ethnity, etc. Once we know what has actually happened, we might debate contributing factors, but not the other way around.

I'm not...
21st Jul 2014, 18:49
Replies: 1,644
Views: 1,996,050
Posted By Caygill

Further picks from the press confrence: "..the US...

Further picks from the press confrence: "..the US had an experimental satellite capable of tracking missile launches flying ower the area at that exact time. Please show the world community this...
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