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24th Dec 2018, 13:06
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Views: 768,320

It was recently used to prosecute the "Stansted...

It was recently used to prosecute the "Stansted 15" - the anti-deportation protesters who surrounded an aircraft at Stansted. Its use in that case has attracted a lot of criticism in some quarters....
23rd Dec 2018, 17:41
Replies: 1,178
Views: 768,320

Aviation and Maritime Security Act 1990, S1(2)(b)...

Aviation and Maritime Security Act 1990, S1(2)(b) (https://www.legislation.gov.uk/ukpga/1990/31)
15th May 2017, 15:11
Replies: 392
Views: 211,507

With the almost inevitable result that the...

With the almost inevitable result that the raveller will be denied entry to the US, I suspect...
20th Mar 2017, 22:12
Replies: 392
Views: 211,507

It is the Grauniad. Quite a lot of form in that...

It is the Grauniad. Quite a lot of form in that respect...
20th Mar 2017, 21:58
Replies: 392
Views: 211,507

Looks like it's rather more than Jordan affected....

Looks like it's rather more than Jordan affected. This is up on The Guardian tonight:

https://www.theguardian.com/business/2017/mar/20/us-forbids-devices-larger-cell-phones-flights-13-countries
1st Jan 2017, 17:29
Replies: 87
Views: 38,533

Because aviation blood alcohol limits are,...

Because aviation blood alcohol limits are, understandably, low.

A 180lb man would reach the limits implicit in this report after about four or five drinks. There are plenty of people who can drink...
8th Nov 2015, 08:27
Replies: 2,082
Views: 2,423,009

Rayleigh Scattering doesn't occur in the object...

Rayleigh Scattering doesn't occur in the object being viewed (in this case the smoke), it occurs in the intervening gaseous atmosphere. It is particularly noticeable against dark or black objects...
4th Nov 2015, 12:05
Replies: 50
Views: 39,214

It rather looks to me as though the aircraft is...

It rather looks to me as though the aircraft is changing size erratically between some of the frames. That wouldn't happen in a continuous set taken from a frame burst .

But it could happen if...
25th Aug 2015, 17:13
Replies: 1,087
Views: 1,014,094

I am a little puzzled as to why so many people...

I am a little puzzled as to why so many people are subjecting the loop graphic originally posted by ETOPS to such forensic examination, apparently to determine the pilot's intended manoeuvre and...
24th Aug 2015, 17:35
Replies: 1,087
Views: 1,014,094

Well, that'll be a surprise to the organisers,...

Well, that'll be a surprise to the organisers, participants and spectators of the 13 or more airshows organised in Belgium this year. Including one, still to come, scheduling a Hunter...

Whether...
1st Aug 2015, 17:52
Replies: 918
Views: 1,085,770

Well, the hamster wheel is spinning mightily...

Well, the hamster wheel is spinning mightily again and making as much progress as before. :)

A couple of points that don't seem to have been picked up or commented on, although I freely admit to...
2nd Apr 2015, 11:08
Replies: 3,527
Views: 5,299,923

Not least because it requires that CC member to...

Not least because it requires that CC member to make a quick, accurate, on-the-fly diagnosis of the difference between a calm co-pilot intent on crashing the aircraft while the captain hammers on the...
1st Apr 2015, 16:09
Replies: 3,527
Views: 5,299,923

@ChissayLuke, what is it you actually want to be...

@ChissayLuke, what is it you actually want to be done?

It's very easy after an event like this to rail against the participants and the authorities and say, "This is dreadful, it shouldn't have...
1st Apr 2015, 09:22
Replies: 3,527
Views: 5,299,923

Whereas the aim is laudable, the issue is how...

Whereas the aim is laudable, the issue is how best to achieve it, surely. Creating an environment where people can lose their careers overnight because of the onset of an unexpected condition that...
27th Mar 2015, 12:03
Replies: 3,527
Views: 5,299,923

I know that this won't be a popular message in...

I know that this won't be a popular message in the midst of the current knee-jerk hysteria, especially on this thread, but as SLF, I am extremely disturbed by the idea that regulators and airlines...
9th Mar 2015, 16:33
Replies: 11,823
Views: 22,485,535

Sect 1.5 of the Factual Information report makes...

Sect 1.5 of the Factual Information report makes it perfectly clear that they have already gathered a great deal of information about the crew, including their medical records.

S8.4 of the...
9th Mar 2015, 11:12
Replies: 11,823
Views: 22,485,535

Worth noting though that, from the example crash...

Worth noting though that, from the example crash location you linked to, whatever type of plastic it is that they are modelling takes around a year to reach significant portions of the Australian...
8th Mar 2015, 12:31
Replies: 11,823
Views: 22,485,535

At an early stage in this sad affair, much was...

At an early stage in this sad affair, much was made of a statement by a Malaysian official (the PM possibly?) that the SSR and ACARS systems were deliberately switched off from on-board the aircraft....
8th Mar 2015, 12:20
Replies: 11,823
Views: 22,485,535

Yes - the page numbering goes from 92 to 94....

Yes - the page numbering goes from 92 to 94. There does seem to be a missing page as the para at the bottom of 92 stops halfway through a sentence.
5th Feb 2015, 14:47
Replies: 748
Views: 695,622

A standard size cabin bag flooded with water...

A standard size cabin bag flooded with water would tip the scales at around 50kg, let alone an item of hold luggage.
5th Jan 2015, 15:30
Replies: 3,923
Views: 4,119,739

People interested in the tension between...

People interested in the tension between automation and raw piloting skills might enjoy reading "Digital Apollo" by David Mindell, a MIT professor. Published by MIT Press.

It deals with the...
5th Jan 2015, 12:10
Replies: 142
Views: 45,434

Well, I suppose it's possible there was, and the...

Well, I suppose it's possible there was, and the captain preferred to keep quiet about it instead of explaining, and so getting ATC off his back while it was dealt with.

Odd course of action,...
1st Aug 2014, 09:26
Replies: 49
Views: 26,220

I'm sorry, I have absolutely no sympathy...

I'm sorry, I have absolutely no sympathy whatsoever for Swissport. Nobody is forced to accept a contract that can't be delivered for the price. They should have walked away and invested their...
28th Jul 2014, 13:09
Replies: 49
Views: 26,220

@Exascot Yes, but why am I (who is paying for...

@Exascot
Yes, but why am I (who is paying for the service) having to work round the failures and general incompetence of those who are paid to provide it?

And whereas I understand your point,...
28th Jul 2014, 11:14
Replies: 49
Views: 26,220

That's what I was afraid of. As a paying...

That's what I was afraid of.


As a paying passenger, I don't want the problem "addressed", I want it solved...


Sound like I'll have paid my money and won't get what I paid for... Or my bags!
27th Jul 2014, 11:15
Replies: 49
Views: 26,220

Out of interest (I'm holidaying out of LGW...

Out of interest (I'm holidaying out of LGW shortly), would I be right in thinking that this mess is also affecting outbound travellers with baggage missing flights?


It would seem remarkable if...
21st Jul 2014, 19:49
Replies: 1,644
Views: 2,153,941

Hmm. I'd be very careful about arguing that the...

Hmm. I'd be very careful about arguing that the Head of Government of a country that supplies arms to one side or another in a conflict is personally responsible for what they are used for.

Next...
5th Jun 2014, 11:42
Replies: 11,823
Views: 22,485,535

@IanW Thank you for the explanations. ...

@IanW

Thank you for the explanations.

What I've taken away from this very interesting discussion is that possible the ground would know if the system had been tidily shut down because a...
4th Jun 2014, 19:44
Replies: 11,823
Views: 22,485,535

I presume this statement refers to VHF voice,...

I presume this statement refers to VHF voice, ACARS and the SSR transponder.

I remember hearing a statement by a Malaysian official in an early presser that one or more of these had been...
17th Apr 2014, 17:51
Replies: 11,823
Views: 22,485,535

OleOle . . . I know this is going to...

OleOle . . .



I know this is going to sound strange, but anyway:

ICAO Annex 13 requires a Preliminary Report be produced within 30 days after the date of an accident. Annex 13 defines an...
5th Apr 2014, 18:07
Replies: 11,823
Views: 22,485,535

@catch21 I've been surprised at the cynicism...

@catch21
I've been surprised at the cynicism and hostility, too. If they've found something, great.

Even if they were out of area, which is rather speculative at the moment, personally I'd...
4th Apr 2014, 08:08
Replies: 11,823
Views: 22,485,535

@Shadoko I don't think it's a stupid guess at...

@Shadoko
I don't think it's a stupid guess at all.

A while back in the thread there was an excellent post explaining the nature of the satellite/aircraft handshake (the "ping"). This included a...
28th Mar 2014, 11:39
Replies: 11,823
Views: 22,485,535

It's probably worth pointing out again that, at a...

It's probably worth pointing out again that, at a press conference fairly early on, one of the Malaysian officials (their CAA CEO, I think) steadfastly and explicitly refused to confirm that the...
24th Mar 2014, 18:12
Replies: 11,823
Views: 22,485,535

@LLuCCiFeR The Malaysians are not...

@LLuCCiFeR

The Malaysians are not "claiming" anything. They are reporting the inescapable consequence of what they have been told by the UK AAIB and Inmarsat - both of them highly professional...
20th Mar 2014, 23:04
Replies: 11,823
Views: 22,485,535

@Hunter58 Both. All he seemed comfortable...

@Hunter58


Both. All he seemed comfortable with was the initial return direction. Once he was pressed on any subsequent turns, he wasn't at all happy to be drawn. I'm sorry, I forget the exact...
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