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26th Apr 2022, 22:25
Replies: 180
Views: 86,971
Posted By Smilin_Ed

Uplinker: Everything you list is simply a failure...

Uplinker: Everything you list is simply a failure of the person at the controls to fly the airplane. No procedures can substitute for that.

1. Aviate (Fly the airplane.)
2. Navigate
3....
25th Apr 2022, 14:19
Replies: 180
Views: 86,971
Posted By Smilin_Ed

Is a "startle" response to a go-around situation...

Is a "startle" response to a go-around situation something that is caused by the company's aversion to additional flight time for financial reasons? Are pilots afraid of a go-around because they are...
24th Apr 2022, 22:32
Replies: 444
Views: 160,127
Posted By Smilin_Ed

Russian Ships In Poor "Material Condition"

In the 1990s, I went aboard one of the visiting Russian ships in Norfolk. I and another retired navy friend observed generally poor condition as discussed in earlier posts. There was much...
13th Apr 2022, 22:09
Replies: 180
Views: 86,971
Posted By Smilin_Ed

"When I was flying I clearly recall the startle...

"When I was flying I clearly recall the startle effect when receiving an ATC instruction to go-around on a least two occasions when I least expected it!"

"Startle" ??? Why would you be startled?...
29th Dec 2021, 14:30
Replies: 212
Views: 89,798
Posted By Smilin_Ed

ANY pilot who flew either the aircraft or the...

ANY pilot who flew either the aircraft or the simulator and experienced uncommanded nose down pitch should have screamed long and loud about this unbelievable situation. They all are responsible.
Forum: Tech Log
15th Nov 2021, 15:17
Replies: 49
Views: 12,633
Posted By Smilin_Ed

Interesting. Since they had no passengers aboard,...

Interesting. Since they had no passengers aboard, they treated the situation as if they were making a three-engine ferry for part of the flight.
6th Nov 2021, 15:43
Replies: 25
Views: 16,997
Posted By Smilin_Ed

Every morning I get on an exercise machine...

Every morning I get on an exercise machine (NuStep) for a 20 minute session. Several times I have tried the my routine exercise protocol with and without a mask. With a mask is definitely more...
5th Aug 2021, 15:57
Replies: 124
Views: 123,329
Posted By Smilin_Ed

E-28 Arresting Engine at NAS Jax

737 Driver

The diagram shows a bi-directional E-28 arresting engine. https://www.navair.navy.mil/sites/g/files/jejdrs536/files/2018-11/14353A_ch9.pdf
28th Jul 2021, 11:58
Replies: 283
Views: 206,749
Posted By Smilin_Ed

It will take action by the US Congress to fix it.

It will take action by the US Congress to fix it.
19th Jul 2021, 21:54
Replies: 129
Views: 50,876
Posted By Smilin_Ed

Highly Trained?

https://www.vanityfair.com/news/business/2014/10/air-france-flight-447-crash[/QUOTE]

"These were highly trained people,..."

Highly trained but not in actually flying an airplane.
18th Jul 2021, 16:21
Replies: 129
Views: 50,876
Posted By Smilin_Ed

Thanks Stilton for your bringing up the "soft...

Thanks Stilton for your bringing up the "soft go-around." Some years ago I was riding on Lufthansa from Frankfurt to Cairo. Weather CAVU. While on approach at about 1500 feet, suddenly the nose...
17th Jul 2021, 14:26
Replies: 129
Views: 50,876
Posted By Smilin_Ed

The tone of this discussion really frightens me....

The tone of this discussion really frightens me. Pilots are supposed to remain cool, even in the face of imminent death, and salvage the situation without damage to people or the aircraft. I am glad...
16th Jun 2021, 15:28
Replies: 9
Views: 4,447
Posted By Smilin_Ed

Sea -water Corrosion

Having had personal experience with it, I wish them luck with sea-water induced corrosion.
16th Feb 2021, 21:58
Replies: 62
Views: 29,877
Posted By Smilin_Ed

Uncomfortable Flying by Hand????

It really makes ME feel uncomfortable that the pilot of an airliner in which I am a passenger would feel "uncomfortable" flying manually.
10th Feb 2021, 18:55
Replies: 848
Views: 866,839
Posted By Smilin_Ed

The issue is the inability of pilots to fly the...

The issue is the inability of pilots to fly the airplane up to cruise altitude, trimming everything up, and THEN, turning on the automatics to see if they actually work. If the pilots cannot do that,...
2nd Nov 2020, 22:14
Replies: 52
Views: 43,650
Posted By Smilin_Ed

The only way to make a judgement as to the size...

The only way to make a judgement as to the size of the flying object, whatever it was, is to accurately know the focal length of the lens and the size of the camera's image on the sensor of the...
24th Oct 2020, 15:10
Replies: 113
Views: 42,907
Posted By Smilin_Ed

This is a single engine aircraft so I doubt there...

This is a single engine aircraft so I doubt there is a capability to feather.
Forum: Jet Blast
19th Sep 2020, 18:22
Replies: 163
Views: 66,357
Posted By Smilin_Ed

Deliberte By Whom?

Deliberate? Who? Let us know.
24th Aug 2020, 17:21
Replies: 23
Views: 18,190
Posted By Smilin_Ed

EASA Signed Off On The MAX

"... do you think that EASA will sign it off if even the slightest doubt exists with regards to its safety?"

Well, they signed off on the MAX didn't they? What a disaster!
22nd Aug 2020, 20:45
Replies: 60
Views: 35,343
Posted By Smilin_Ed

Can you really have too much information? They...

Can you really have too much information? They had the fuel to go around several times. I'd want everything available.
7th Aug 2020, 22:24
Replies: 55
Views: 22,339
Posted By Smilin_Ed

Most passengers do not understand that when they...

Most passengers do not understand that when they get into an airplane, they are entering into a survival situation and if the airlines were to publicize that, the public would go berserk. I have seen...
29th Mar 2020, 21:23
Replies: 18
Views: 12,688
Posted By Smilin_Ed

Patient on oxygen? Potential for this kind of...

Patient on oxygen? Potential for this kind of fire?
27th Jan 2020, 17:22
Replies: 89
Views: 50,301
Posted By Smilin_Ed

"You can bet if an engine failure occurred on...

"You can bet if an engine failure occurred on takeoff they would have raised the gear."

In military test pilot schools, it is taught that you keep the gear down while going through all the other...
14th Jan 2020, 22:59
Replies: 247
Views: 154,025
Posted By Smilin_Ed

"Or just landed overweight and damaged the...

"Or just landed overweight and damaged the aircraft...".

And then burn up the brakes, blow several tires, run off the end of the runway and kill/injure multiple passengers and crew.
8th Jul 2019, 23:06
Replies: 4,656
Views: 4,519,790
Posted By Smilin_Ed

Why Do We Need Pilots Anyway?

Doesn't anyone else find it difficult to understand how a plane can be certified for flight when forces (torque) on the manual trim wheel can be so large that the trim wheel cannot override the...
20th Apr 2018, 09:34
Replies: 461
Views: 487,292
Posted By Smilin_Ed

Not a 'Fighter Pilot' A Naval Aviator

"Fighter Pilot" is a subset of Naval Aviator.
18th Mar 2018, 16:34
Replies: 16
Views: 9,448
Posted By Smilin_Ed

Nuclear Power Industry Too

Following the Three Mile Island disaster, the nuclear power industry turned to pilot training professionals to learn how teach nuclear power operators how to deal with emergencies.
Forum: Tech Log
25th Feb 2018, 09:57
Replies: 62
Views: 21,632
Posted By Smilin_Ed

Developing Skills

How will they ever get those skills?
Forum: Tech Log
20th Feb 2018, 23:11
Replies: 62
Views: 21,632
Posted By Smilin_Ed

Too Slow!

Shouldn't the call be, "TOO SLOW, TOO SLOW, TOO SLOW!
27th Oct 2017, 09:46
Replies: 25
Views: 10,628
Posted By Smilin_Ed

Back to the subject at hand: Could this have been...

Back to the subject at hand: Could this have been a "retaining ring"?
13th Jul 2017, 15:24
Replies: 40
Views: 33,558
Posted By Smilin_Ed

The Best Type of Deflector

The best type is one that deflects stupid people from getting into a dangerous situation. :=
Forum: Tech Log
22nd May 2017, 13:31
Replies: 126
Views: 37,301
Posted By Smilin_Ed

Angle of Attack

All of this seems to point to using Angle of Attack in this situation.
Forum: Tech Log
30th Dec 2016, 16:11
Replies: 36
Views: 9,369
Posted By Smilin_Ed

More on AoA

No, I did not fly the F8U. My primary planes were the A-4 and the EA-6B.

At any given weight, fuselage angle is determined by AoA. If you are too cocked up, the hook will be too low and you can...
Forum: Tech Log
29th Dec 2016, 16:00
Replies: 36
Views: 9,369
Posted By Smilin_Ed

When To Use AoA

The US Navy uses AoA only for setting the optimum speed on landing approach. Why?
Because AoA is highly sensitive at approach speeds but varies hardly at all with speed at cruise. Thus you can get a...
Forum: Tech Log
4th Dec 2016, 19:30
Replies: 10
Views: 4,284
Posted By Smilin_Ed

What a jeap of hunk.

Sort of like an Apple computer.
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