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11th Mar 2019, 16:22
Replies: 5,125
Views: 10,403,879
Posted By GHOTI

I am reminded of Concorde, which with one...

I am reminded of Concorde, which with one accident went, statistically speaking, from the safest to deadliest airliner then flying.
2nd Oct 2017, 16:22
Replies: 554
Views: 535,637
Posted By GHOTI

Peter Garrison wrote the definitive article on...

Peter Garrison wrote the definitive article on flutter a few years ago for Air&Space magazine, beginning with the L-188 and the Tacoma Narrows Bridge....
2nd Oct 2017, 09:23
Replies: 554
Views: 535,637
Posted By GHOTI

You mean like this?...

You mean like this? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ca4PgyBJAzM
Forum: Tech Log
4th Jul 2016, 16:34
Replies: 29
Views: 11,671
Posted By GHOTI

What would a video recording of, say, AF 447...

What would a video recording of, say, AF 447 told us that the voice recorder did not?
8th Mar 2016, 18:45
Replies: 15
Views: 8,615
Posted By GHOTI

Intruder, thank-you for correcting me. I was...

Intruder, thank-you for correcting me. I was thinking of the feeder lines. This certainly improves the financial math. Better than spending $500k and 4 years at Harvard or Oxbridge majoring in...
7th Mar 2016, 17:46
Replies: 15
Views: 8,615
Posted By GHOTI

Question tough math

$125k debt and 4 years to gain a <$20k/year job?
5th Jan 2016, 17:15
Replies: 8
Views: 4,785
Posted By GHOTI

Living near GEG, we had a massive change in WX...

Living near GEG, we had a massive change in WX overnight, temps went from 0F to 0C with early a.m. rain after a week of snow, would imagine RWYs 21 and 3 there got greasy in a hurry. Glad nobody hurt.
12th Nov 2015, 17:14
Replies: 11
Views: 10,910
Posted By GHOTI

Well, the YS was technically a jet, as in...

Well, the YS was technically a jet, as in prop-jet. Nice airplanes; Reeves Aleutian used to have a couple, along with their prop-jet Electra(s).
19th Jul 2015, 13:04
Replies: 14
Views: 10,991
Posted By GHOTI

Assume most folks have seen this: Wing Flutter...

Assume most folks have seen this:
Wing Flutter on a 747 | Air & Space Magazine (http://www.airspacemag.com/videos/category/flight-today/wing-flutter-on-a-747/?no-ist)
10th Oct 2014, 16:18
Replies: 11,824
Views: 21,438,305
Posted By GHOTI

Sir Clark raises some interesting points from a...

Sir Clark raises some interesting points from a layman's POV, although by his own admission, he is an airline manager, not a technician. This interview, and those missing Libyan jets, will have the...
Forum: North America
5th Jul 2014, 19:48
Replies: 43
Views: 17,153
Posted By GHOTI

Here's what I've got

Train Derails In Montana, Dumps Boeing Fuselages Into River | Zero Hedge (http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2014-07-05/train-derails-montana-dumps-boeing-fuselages-river)
19th Apr 2014, 22:01
Replies: 11,824
Views: 21,438,305
Posted By GHOTI

A small point of order

"Prior groundings such as the Comet I (c. 1952), Lockheed Electra (c. 1959), the DC-10 (1979) and 787 were based on physical evidence of a potentially catastrophic problem with the aircraft. In this...
Forum: Tech Log
4th Sep 2013, 14:46
Replies: 45
Views: 17,210
Posted By GHOTI

TDracer, methinks you meant Al Shepard, not Scott...

TDracer, methinks you meant Al Shepard, not Scott Carpenter?
16th Feb 2013, 15:10
Replies: 79
Views: 51,800
Posted By GHOTI

fish @ Clare Prop Thank you for the belly-larf this...

@ Clare Prop
Thank you for the belly-larf this mornng!
Forum: Tech Log
15th Jan 2013, 16:51
Replies: 16
Views: 2,495
Posted By GHOTI

EVANSB: Actually, the Electra was never grounded....

EVANSB: Actually, the Electra was never grounded. It was slowed down to DC-6/Connie speeds instead until the flutter problem was identified and repaired. Reason for the non-grounding was that there...
Forum: Tech Log
10th Jun 2011, 23:19
Replies: 3,435
Views: 1,372,701
Posted By GHOTI

Yup to Speedbird. Just blurking here. AB (and...

Yup to Speedbird. Just blurking here. AB (and Boeing) pilots will get something constructive out of the final reports, and as a very old SLF I will be grateful. The rest is dross.
My days ended with...
Forum: Tech Log
2nd May 2011, 01:31
Replies: 3,435
Views: 1,372,701
Posted By GHOTI

Why is this search so transparent . . .

Why is BEA/AF so transparent on the recovery effort, if somebody were trying to cover something up? Every screw-up on the recovery effort has been reported and reported again -- by them!
Doggone,...
Forum: Tech Log
4th Apr 2011, 23:29
Replies: 3,435
Views: 1,372,701
Posted By GHOTI

It's a good thing

Enjointhis:
Amen. Let science and due diligence prevail. Congrats to AF and BEA etc. on seeing this thing out.
Forum: North America
25th Oct 2010, 01:24
Replies: 3
Views: 2,036
Posted By GHOTI

Something happened; my two SLF friends reported...

Something happened; my two SLF friends reported they were turned around after the skipper reported smoke in the cockpit. The incident aircraft was met with a fire truck.
Forum: North America
22nd Oct 2010, 20:22
Replies: 3
Views: 2,036
Posted By GHOTI

More info on flight

It was Delta Air Lines # 4690 Operated by: Skywest DBA Delta Connection, departing LAX 7:43 a.m. 21 October.
Just curious what happened.
Forum: North America
22nd Oct 2010, 17:34
Replies: 3
Views: 2,036
Posted By GHOTI

Delta LAX-SLC turnaround due to smoke

Two pax I know on a Delta fight yesterday a.m. bound for SLC from LAX report that the aircraft was forced to return to LAX after 15 minutes in the air due to smoke in the cockpit/cabin. Sorry, no...
17th Jun 2010, 08:12
Replies: 80
Views: 25,427
Posted By GHOTI

EK Gann

PTH, knew Gann slightly aboard the Strumpet on San Juan Island from numerous casual encounters. Ernest had the definition of the best yacht: It's a vessel that drinks 6, feeds 4 and sleeps 2. Being a...
Forum: Tech Log
12th Mar 2010, 13:35
Replies: 3,893
Views: 1,257,298
Posted By GHOTI

IFF 789

Thank-you! I confessed ignorance up front but appreciate the clarification (also from BOAC and a couple of others), and would agree with the lot of you that conclusions drawn prior to FDR recovery...
Forum: Tech Log
11th Mar 2010, 02:03
Replies: 3,893
Views: 1,257,298
Posted By GHOTI

So Bearfoil

Isn't everyone on this thread dancing around the very frightening notion that the VS separated in flight due to unexpected aerodynamic loads or pilot-induced loads? Such would certainly produce a...
Forum: Tech Log
26th Feb 2010, 15:55
Replies: 13
Views: 2,387
Posted By GHOTI

I am with PTH . . .

on this one. We are, as Richard Bach once wrote, Strangers to the Ground. But the air is a stranger to us as well. A few of us sail boats on oceans as well. We are a guest and are in for a pummeling...
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