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15th Mar 2019, 23:49
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Posted By indigopete

I'd respectfully disagree. A stick pusher is an...

I'd respectfully disagree. A stick pusher is an emergency recovery system that basically assumes the pilot is effectively "dead" (or at least their brain is). Not dissimilar to a dead man's handle on...
15th Mar 2019, 10:40
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Posted By indigopete

For me it's difficult to see how this doesn't...

For me it's difficult to see how this doesn't potentially finish off the "Max" IMO.

Increasingly the perception is that It isn't really a software problem, it's a aerodynamics design problem....
13th Mar 2019, 17:47
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Posted By indigopete

Re. MCAS, is the use of trim for this role not...

Re. MCAS, is the use of trim for this role not slightly inconsistent with traditional flight control philosophy ? For example, if Boeing engineers had done "PAT" ;) then it would be uppermost in...
12th Mar 2019, 08:50
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Posted By indigopete

Singapore bans all 737 Max aircraft from leaving...

Singapore bans all 737 Max aircraft from leaving or landing:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/03/12/us-mandate-design-changes-boeing-737-max-8-others-ground-plane/
11th Mar 2019, 21:34
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Posted By indigopete

Depends on the emergency I imagine. Overall I...

Depends on the emergency I imagine. Overall I happen to think that 130 hours "pottering around Florida" is a lot more use to a 50 hour student than 150 hours of 737 sim training is. In the days...
11th Mar 2019, 16:36
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Posted By indigopete

[/LEFT] That might be true but these...

[/LEFT]

That might be true but these accidents have sure stoked a lot of legitimate debate about the role of software in flight control. It used to be you had an autopilot and it was either on or...
8th Jul 2014, 15:39
Replies: 122
Views: 77,203
Posted By indigopete

Sorry, I did mean 0.8 of a mile - not an eighth....

Sorry, I did mean 0.8 of a mile - not an eighth. Apologies.
8th Jul 2014, 11:43
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Views: 77,203
Posted By indigopete

I live in Barcelona and the aviation industry...

I live in Barcelona and the aviation industry spokespeople over here are all delivering the "nothing to see here" line and that it's an optical illusion.

They're trying to pass it off as a regular...
7th Sep 2013, 11:29
Replies: 350
Views: 158,824
Posted By indigopete

Alexander - I read your very lucid reply to...

Alexander -

I read your very lucid reply to my post. (Unfortunately it doesn't seem to be there any more).

Many thanks for taking the time to make it. Your points are well taken.


Edit:...
7th Sep 2013, 01:46
Replies: 350
Views: 158,824
Posted By indigopete

Alexander de Meerkat said: Alexander -...

Alexander de Meerkat said:



Alexander -

I watched that press conference as well and, although I have some sympathy with J737 remarks, it's in the hands of the pilot community to improve...
7th Jul 2013, 00:58
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Posted By indigopete

I wish people wouldn't make posts like this. ...

I wish people wouldn't make posts like this.

Whatever airmanship the crew of this flight did or didn't exhibit, I just hope it's better than the ethics of posters who see fit to trash other crews...
Forum: Jet Blast
5th Mar 2013, 18:08
Replies: 28
Views: 7,713
Posted By indigopete

Suitably remarked on here. Take your pick :) . ....

Suitably remarked on here. Take your pick :) . . .
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24th Feb 2013, 14:52
Replies: 65
Views: 20,047
Posted By indigopete

Ironically, that's one of the reasons it's become...

Ironically, that's one of the reasons it's become safer.

Wherever there is a situation that calls for "good airmanship", there's also a potential for an accident if said airmanship is not...
22nd Feb 2013, 20:30
Replies: 65
Views: 20,047
Posted By indigopete

Back when I was studying aeronautical engineering...

Back when I was studying aeronautical engineering at uni, I remember one day experiencing a sense of shock during a lecture on control system theory.

The lecturer referred to the pilot as just the...
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Views: 6,094
Posted By indigopete

You don't happen to have a female Spanish...

You don't happen to have a female Spanish colleague, originally from Barcelona also based in ADN do you ?

It's just that I live in a small town outside BCN and met someone who was helping out in a...
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Views: 6,094
Posted By indigopete

Ah ! - you mean the 'mandatory refresher training...

Ah ! - you mean the 'mandatory refresher training in the EASA section of CAP804

Don't worry - I already mandated myself that :) I've not set foot in an aircraft for 5 years so I'm not expecting...
Replies: 32
Views: 6,094
Posted By indigopete

I'm just wondering what you're alluding to. The...

I'm just wondering what you're alluding to. The MEP is definitely expired before the 5 year point - but I think that's always been the case.

I'm not aware of any other rule changes that would...
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Views: 6,094
Posted By indigopete

Thanks mad_jock. I'm planning to renew the MEP at...

Thanks mad_jock. I'm planning to renew the MEP at the same time - they basically just add 3 touch and goes into the test and do it combined. All the same I'll check all the relevant docs before I go...
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Views: 6,094
Posted By indigopete

If I can just chip in a late comment here. When I...

If I can just chip in a late comment here. When I did my original IR there were no desktop simulators around (well, there was FLight Simulator on a Mac plus ! :))

In the last few years I've done...
19th Oct 2012, 22:10
Replies: 226
Views: 77,286
Posted By indigopete

Some pretty sad remarks above trashing fare...

Some pretty sad remarks above trashing fare paying passengers who probably went through a bit of a harrowing experience.

Looks to me like most of them dealt with it reasonably well given they...
Forum: ATC Issues
4th Dec 2010, 00:51
Replies: 1,204
Views: 241,345
Posted By indigopete

Spine

Old Fokker -

Thank goodness some people are standing up for change in a way that does make a difference.

'there are Plenty of international organisations to denounce that'

That may be so....
14th Jun 2008, 12:05
Replies: 22
Views: 2,931
Posted By indigopete

mind at rest

Many thanks for the responses. I am at ease :ok:
14th Jun 2008, 11:05
Replies: 22
Views: 2,931
Posted By indigopete

Leaky Pressure Hull In Flight

Last week my parents were returning to the UK on a 73? when upon reaching cruise altitude the flight crew announced that there was a problem with leaking 'seal'. It seems unclear what the specifics...
19th Jan 2008, 12:40
Replies: 949
Views: 380,534
Posted By indigopete

stretching the glide

paulthornton says >> "but we're all taught when we do our PFLs or glide approaches in the circuit to maintain the best glide speed and emphatically told NOT to try and stretch out the glide"

If...
8th Feb 2007, 17:37
Replies: 6
Views: 1,020
Posted By indigopete

GSM Woes

I've been looking for a place to express exactly the sentiment stated by 'Hombre' above.

My other half is Spanish and I 'commute' on the GLA-BCN route about once a month now, sometimes more.

I...
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