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13th Jan 2020, 13:24
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Posted By JamesT73J

I'm not sure if it matters by the time the...

I'm not sure if it matters by the time the missile is tracking. I suspect IFF only comes into lock/launch.
11th Dec 2019, 19:59
Replies: 217
Views: 245,727
Posted By JamesT73J

The coup attempt? That was a mess. They were...

The coup attempt? That was a mess. They were stitched up if memory serves.
3rd Oct 2019, 16:22
Replies: 357
Views: 483,078
Posted By JamesT73J

This has been an educational and informative...

This has been an educational and informative thread. Hopefully this is all resolved safely.
15th Mar 2019, 12:55
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Views: 10,485,329
Posted By JamesT73J

With the engines at takeoff thrust a low pitch...

With the engines at takeoff thrust a low pitch angle would have the thing sledding along pretty quickly, I would guess. Especially if they weren't keeping an eye on it.
15th Mar 2019, 00:50
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Posted By JamesT73J

That is interesting. Maybe a CoG problem, or...

That is interesting. Maybe a CoG problem, or misconfigured T/O trim?

Or if they had an AOA sensor fault they get a stick shaker straight away, crew are startled and arrest pitch up, a/c rapidly...
13th Mar 2019, 12:54
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Views: 10,485,329
Posted By JamesT73J

I think in the case of the Lion Air flight, the...

I think in the case of the Lion Air flight, the preceeding crew had little problem dealing with abnormal MCAS trim intervention.
11th Mar 2019, 22:49
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Posted By JamesT73J

I think the intent behind the system is not...

I think the intent behind the system is not unusual, but with one AOA sensor? I can't quite get my head around that.

Why not have it read from both, if they disagree, go INOP and warn via ECAM? I...
11th Mar 2019, 16:33
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Views: 10,485,329
Posted By JamesT73J

Aviation, particularly transport aviation, is a...

Aviation, particularly transport aviation, is a high-performance profession; constant training and knowledge are fundamental for safe operations.

Like nuclear engineering or medicine, procedure is...
11th Mar 2019, 15:09
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Views: 10,485,329
Posted By JamesT73J

I understand the 737 (at least since the CFM56...

I understand the 737 (at least since the CFM56 variants) has been somewhat pitch sensitive to power changes, but I'm curious about the underlying need for MCAS, as per this article:


(source:...
10th Mar 2019, 15:03
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Posted By JamesT73J

From that article: ...

From that article:
https://i.imgur.com/Rq95L56.png

This is highly unusual, right? Aviators have been expected and encouraged to learn such things.
25th Dec 2016, 12:35
Replies: 486
Views: 536,092
Posted By JamesT73J

What a terrible thing. The TU-154 -...

What a terrible thing.

The TU-154 - especially a low-cycle mil pony - should be a pretty solid jet. I hope they get to the bottom of it quickly.
19th Jun 2015, 18:24
Replies: 61
Views: 25,350
Posted By JamesT73J

An unpressurised wheel-well isn't surviveable, so...

An unpressurised wheel-well isn't surviveable, so I'm guessing the other guy must have been in the hold?
Forum: Jet Blast
29th Apr 2015, 13:33
Replies: 140
Views: 12,924
Posted By JamesT73J

Report is out. It is a PDF....

Report is out. It is a PDF. (https://assets.digital.cabinet-office.gov.uk/media/55408664e5274a157200005b/MAIBInvReport_8_2015.pdf)

An interesting read; The vessel according to Section 1.14 was...
31st Mar 2015, 18:18
Replies: 3,529
Views: 5,004,905
Posted By JamesT73J

Yeah, you would. Like the CVR audio, and the NYT...

Yeah, you would. Like the CVR audio, and the NYT source that leaked the FO story.
27th Mar 2015, 17:44
Replies: 3,529
Views: 5,004,905
Posted By JamesT73J

I know it's different days but I used to take a...

I know it's different days but I used to take a lot of comfort in seeing the flight deck door open and the crew not hidden away.
26th Mar 2015, 13:54
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Views: 5,004,905
Posted By JamesT73J

I recall reading in 'Fulcrum' Alexander Zuyev...

I recall reading in 'Fulcrum' Alexander Zuyev made much of the borderline obsessive medical monitoring of pilots in Soviet times, that the flight surgeon like any good doctor had their finger on the...
26th Mar 2015, 13:09
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Views: 5,004,905
Posted By JamesT73J

Is it possible he was incapacitated by faulty...

Is it possible he was incapacitated by faulty oxygen apparatus, possibly becoming irrational? I.e. panicking into initiating a descent prior to passing out.

Doesn't explain the door defeating the...
25th Mar 2015, 16:26
Replies: 3,529
Views: 5,004,905
Posted By JamesT73J

I think the blackened mountainside is just the...

I think the blackened mountainside is just the rock colour - reason being the painted parts of the wreckage that you can see in the photos don't appear to have been sooted or charred.
18th Mar 2015, 18:06
Replies: 1,644
Views: 2,043,580
Posted By JamesT73J

There are photos out there (from a Dutch...

There are photos out there (from a Dutch journalist, if memory serves) of one of those warhead chunks embedded in a crew seat headrest. It's very clear.
14th Jan 2015, 19:35
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Views: 3,853,330
Posted By JamesT73J

I just would not have expected the remainder of...

I just would not have expected the remainder of the airframe to survive anything like to the extent it has. It appears borderline surviveable, and the fuselage (what is visible) still looks circular.
14th Jan 2015, 17:05
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Views: 3,853,330
Posted By JamesT73J

That is a great deal more intact than I thought...

That is a great deal more intact than I thought it would be. I expected component parts.
2nd Aug 2014, 03:19
Replies: 1,644
Views: 2,043,580
Posted By JamesT73J

Yep, I think you have got it right. It looks like...

Yep, I think you have got it right. It looks like a large amount of structure was deformed or opened up by the pressure wave (the crown skin in other pictures is pressed in between frames), and the...
25th Jul 2014, 17:04
Replies: 1,644
Views: 2,043,580
Posted By JamesT73J

If that pfd is where it fell that looks like the...

If that pfd is where it fell that looks like the mine/slagheap where the first debris was found.
25th Jul 2014, 16:02
Replies: 1,644
Views: 2,043,580
Posted By JamesT73J

Is that not one of the primary instrument...

Is that not one of the primary instrument displays (none are visible in the nose wreckage, only the standbys)?

It's definitely a screen of some sort, and it's the right colour.
25th Jul 2014, 14:12
Replies: 1,644
Views: 2,043,580
Posted By JamesT73J

Temperatures high enough to pit the remaining...

Temperatures high enough to pit the remaining glass. It amazes me those window bolts have simply popped right off (http://cdn-new-europe1.ladmedia.fr/var/newsletters/ParisMatch/alfred/P5_038.jpg) in...
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