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24th Dec 2018, 12:06
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Views: 693,386

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, 16:41
Replies: 1,178
Views: 693,386

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, 14:11
Replies: 392
Views: 189,524

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, 21:12
Replies: 392
Views: 189,524

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, 20:58
Replies: 392
Views: 189,524

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, 16:29
Replies: 87
Views: 34,896

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, 07:27
Replies: 2,082
Views: 2,282,626

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, 11:05
Replies: 50
Views: 36,609

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, 16:13
Replies: 1,087
Views: 947,992

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, 16:35
Replies: 1,087
Views: 947,992

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, 16:52
Replies: 918
Views: 1,032,064

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, 10:08
Replies: 3,529
Views: 4,931,552

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, 15:09
Replies: 3,529
Views: 4,931,552

@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, 08:22
Replies: 3,529
Views: 4,931,552

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, 11:03
Replies: 3,529
Views: 4,931,552

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, 15:33
Replies: 11,824
Views: 21,295,422

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, 10:12
Replies: 11,824
Views: 21,295,422

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, 11:31
Replies: 11,824
Views: 21,295,422

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, 11:20
Replies: 11,824
Views: 21,295,422

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, 13:47
Replies: 749
Views: 659,147

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, 14:30
Replies: 3,924
Views: 3,788,434

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, 11:10
Replies: 142
Views: 41,285

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, 08:26
Replies: 52
Views: 24,423

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, 12:09
Replies: 52
Views: 24,423

@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, 10:14
Replies: 52
Views: 24,423

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!
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