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18th Apr 2018, 13:18
Replies: 438
Views: 401,214
Posted By J-Class

Unintended consequence of derated takeoffs?

A user on AVHerald posted a question which merits an answer from the pilots here:



It must be true that if this accident had begun on the ground, there could not have been injuries from cabin...
27th Mar 2015, 09:25
Replies: 3,529
Views: 4,930,425
Posted By J-Class

Flying Counsel, the tendency on this forum of...

Flying Counsel, the tendency on this forum of denial of the possibility of pilot suicide is nothing new. When MH370 went down, early posts suggesting suicide as a potential motive were rapidly...
5th Jan 2015, 22:39
Replies: 3,924
Views: 3,787,421
Posted By J-Class

A forum member recently PM'd me to remind me that...

A forum member recently PM'd me to remind me that I'd posted a well-written Wall Street Journal article on the icing risk for engines back in 2008. I agree this could be relevant here:
...
23rd Jun 2014, 08:48
Replies: 11,824
Views: 21,291,500
Posted By J-Class

In the very unlikely scenario that your aircraft...

In the very unlikely scenario that your aircraft crashes AND you have a completely clean diary from that date forward, then yes I'm afraid you almost certainly will become a posthumous suspect.

I...
20th Feb 2014, 09:06
Replies: 68
Views: 39,684
Posted By J-Class

Oh dear. The name of the airline has been...

Oh dear. The name of the airline has been mentioned....
20th Feb 2014, 08:53
Replies: 68
Views: 39,684
Posted By J-Class

Now widely reported including CNN and the...

Now widely reported including CNN and the Guardian. No point posting the link, as it includes the name of the airline which cannot be mentioned here.
12th Jul 2013, 08:35
Replies: 2,399
Views: 1,894,279
Posted By J-Class

So at the end of a long night, the...

So at the end of a long night, the Airbus-experienced OZ 214 pilot may have mistakenly thought he had alpha floor protection on a B777? Perhaps this shouldn't surprise us - after all, the pilots of...
28th May 2013, 21:43
Replies: 992
Views: 950,367
Posted By J-Class

The theory/conjecture is easy enough - presumably...

The theory/conjecture is easy enough - presumably both engines were serviced prior to the flight, cowls on both not properly secured, the fact they were both open not noticed / not obvious to crew.
28th May 2013, 18:11
Replies: 992
Views: 950,367
Posted By J-Class

There are two interesting regulatory issues...

There are two interesting regulatory issues arising from this incident:

1. AAIB/FAA etc. recommendations versus ADs. This seems to be an instance where, in retrospect, one would wish that an AD...
17th Feb 2013, 17:17
Replies: 79
Views: 51,283
Posted By J-Class

Perhaps not, but we don't know the exact...

Perhaps not, but we don't know the exact circumstances on board. We don't know if there was panic among passengers. We don't know if an inexperienced stewardess freaked out, leading to panic...
17th Feb 2013, 11:34
Replies: 79
Views: 51,283
Posted By J-Class

I am the poor soul who mentioned the A380's...

I am the poor soul who mentioned the A380's history. I didn't intend to set off an A-versus-B flame-fest.

In my original post, I was merely pointing out:
(a) that leaky seals can be much more...
16th Feb 2013, 11:23
Replies: 79
Views: 51,283
Posted By J-Class

I think a lot of the posts above are slightly...

I think a lot of the posts above are slightly unfair on the passengers who experienced and presumably reported this. I've sat with Mrs J-Class next to a very noisily leaking seal on an A320 window...
10th Dec 2012, 17:18
Replies: 91
Views: 28,183
Posted By J-Class

Indeed. Here are some choice comments from Daily...

Indeed. Here are some choice comments from Daily Mail readers:



I'm not a lawyer, but I'd always understood that defamation cases could only work if the plaintiff had a reputation to lose in...
10th Dec 2012, 14:19
Replies: 91
Views: 28,183
Posted By J-Class

Oh dear, looks like MOL is going to have to sue...

Oh dear, looks like MOL is going to have to sue the Daily Mail too, their litigators are going to be awfully busy...

Ryanair plane carrying 141 passengers from Manchester nearly crashed over...
17th Dec 2011, 16:37
Replies: 113
Views: 131,377
Posted By J-Class

Mrs J-Class is Turkish by origin and travels to...

Mrs J-Class is Turkish by origin and travels to IST several times each year. I haven't let her fly on Turkish Airlines since the Amsterdam crash. Nothing in this thread changes my view. (For what...
Forum: Tech Log
29th May 2011, 16:51
Replies: 3,435
Views: 1,347,172
Posted By J-Class

Garrison, I'm with you. Indeed, this view hasn't...

Garrison, I'm with you. Indeed, this view hasn't changed much since I made a similar point on p.24 of this thread (before the BEA report was published) where I said:

"Surely AoA (and perhaps a...
Forum: Tech Log
27th May 2011, 12:37
Replies: 3,435
Views: 1,347,172
Posted By J-Class

Sigh. I'm afraid the reaction of the whole SLF...

Sigh. I'm afraid the reaction of the whole SLF community is likely to be similar to the SLF posts above. AF now has the worst accident rate in Europe - see Airline accident ratings...
Forum: Tech Log
26th May 2011, 18:39
Replies: 3,435
Views: 1,347,172
Posted By J-Class

[QUOTE]Given that AoA is still measured and used...

[QUOTE]Given that AoA is still measured and used by the robot ... it is useful information, isn't it?[\QUOTE]

Surely AoA (and perhaps a GPS speed indication for good measure) would be very helpful...
31st Oct 2010, 03:00
Replies: 1
Views: 2,564
Posted By J-Class

BA 777 Bird Strike KJFK

Just heard my flight home to Blighty tonight is two hours delayed due to aircraft change following a bird strike on the incoming flight (presumably BA 179 EGLL-KFJK). Another stray goose perhaps. ...
24th Sep 2010, 17:42
Replies: 87
Views: 17,957
Posted By J-Class

Aerial Chauffeur, I understand that the anonymity...

Aerial Chauffeur, I understand that the anonymity of these forums can lead to misunderstandings, but let me assure you that I am exactly as I describe myself; I've been a member of these forums...
24th Sep 2010, 13:54
Replies: 87
Views: 17,957
Posted By J-Class

Ambeo

Excuse the post from a humble SLF - but what do you guys think of Ambeo (Mustang 510 operator ex-Cambridge) from a safety perspective? I'm aware of their gear-up landing last year, and (from the...
Forum: Jet Blast
5th May 2010, 15:46
Replies: 215
Views: 18,656
Posted By J-Class

Why has this thread, which discusses security...

Why has this thread, which discusses security matters of extreme importance to the industry, been relegated to Jet Blast? Are the Pprune moderators as blasť about airline security as Emirates...
Forum: Jet Blast
5th May 2010, 08:25
Replies: 215
Views: 18,656
Posted By J-Class

According to this...

According to this (http://www.timesonline.co.uk/tol/news/world/us_and_americas/article7116408.ece) article in the Times (London), Emirates failed to act appropriately:



So Emirates (a) did not...
13th Nov 2009, 13:34
Replies: 101
Views: 21,889
Posted By J-Class

The hub optimisation will be interesting. ...

The hub optimisation will be interesting.

For travellers not departing the hub cities it will in many cases be immaterial in terms of flying time whether to hub via Madrid or London. For a...
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Aug 2009, 09:11
Replies: 4
Views: 1,290
Posted By J-Class

Toureg21, regarding your steep descent - this may...

Toureg21, regarding your steep descent - this may well have been a quite normal descent. Also, sometimes, at busy airports, air traffic controllers will try to 'slot' an aircraft into a pattern of...
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