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Posted By MartinS

@ SLFinAZ

At 10:40:51.2 (end) the First officer says "go around"
this is right between the end of the callouts 90 meters and 80 meters by the navigator. 10:40:51.3 is when navigator 80 meter callout ends....
30th May 2010, 03:46
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Posted By MartinS

With the chief of the air force in the cockpit...

With the chief of the air force in the cockpit until the very end, obviously busting minimums was done with (at the very least) the implicit permission of the highest authority, if not at the request...
20th May 2010, 18:14
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Posted By MartinS

Amazing that you think the crew flying IFR in...

Amazing that you think the crew flying IFR in dense fog down to a planned 100m altitude were NOT watching their barometric altimeter!

The third-hand reports from Polish media people who have...
19th May 2010, 16:09
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Posted By MartinS

Further bits of info from an article in Polish: ...

Further bits of info from an article in Polish:
- TU-154 had 19 tons of fuel at departure from Warsaw
- one of the voices unofficially identified in the cockpit at 20 to 16 minutes before crash is...
20th Apr 2010, 17:48
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Posted By MartinS

Amen to that, captplayistation. To find anything...

Amen to that, captplayistation. To find anything more, we need more information, hopefully released on Thursday.
16th Apr 2010, 18:52
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Posted By MartinS

To me, the only real question is "why were they...

To me, the only real question is "why were they so low?".
Form the recent Polish media reports, these pilots were known to be very "by the book" types. The idea that they were trying to duck...
Forum: Tech Log
8th Jun 2009, 15:42
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Posted By MartinS

Nuclear sub operating depth

Yes, subs usually hover around 100m below the surface. However, more importantly, subs have listening capabilities that can detect a whisper at 8000m, which is why one was sent to the crash site.
5th Mar 2009, 05:23
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Posted By MartinS

I would not be surprised if the crew thought that...

I would not be surprised if the crew thought that since they were using AP B then the AT system would also read from RA on that side and they had no issues due to the captain's side RA malfunction....
15th Aug 2007, 17:06
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Posted By MartinS

PAXBoy, I think that having the option to go...

PAXBoy,
I think that having the option to go around would have easily saved the day in this situation. If no TR were deployed, having travelled a significant distance down the runway, still having...
29th Jul 2007, 04:59
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Posted By MartinS

To duwde and other non-pilots on this thread: ...

To duwde and other non-pilots on this thread: try to remember that there are thousands of landings in A320 series aircraft every day for almost twenty years now. It is very likely that the same...
12th Jun 2007, 15:24
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Posted By MartinS

My wife who works for CO has seen AC pilots...

My wife who works for CO has seen AC pilots positioning on CO to pick up an aircraft that had some maintenance done on it in the US. They were not jumpseating though, travelled in the main cabin,...
18th Apr 2007, 16:49
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Views: 18,137
Posted By MartinS

I thought as well that reduced thrust would be...

I thought as well that reduced thrust would be used in most cases in all aircraft types. However, I was flying with a friend of mine in a Cessna 172, taking off from a 6900 foot runway and he used...
3rd Apr 2007, 17:55
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Posted By MartinS

LOL! Make sure next time you do a precautionary...

LOL! Make sure next time you do a precautionary shut-down that there is a minister on board, better yet, a head of state!
3rd Apr 2007, 17:40
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Views: 7,363
Posted By MartinS

< In a word, no. What makes you think that any...

< In a word, no. What makes you think that any company or person in Chapter 11 bankruptcy recieves public (tax money) funds?

If the pensions are dumped on the Pension Benefit Guaranty...
Forum: Questions
19th Jan 2007, 19:43
Replies: 5
Views: 852
Posted By MartinS

TopBunk - the max zero fuel weight limit seems...

TopBunk - the max zero fuel weight limit seems like the most plausible cause to me, however I would not think there would be a lot of space available for cargo with 148 pax with check-in luggage...
Forum: Questions
18th Jan 2007, 20:24
Replies: 5
Views: 852
Posted By MartinS

Question Weight restrictions

I have recently had the misfortune of trying to get on as a stand-by non-rev passenger on SJO-IAH. The aircraft, a 737-800, left with 7 seats empty while I did not get on. I was told by the gate...
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