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Forum: Tech Log
12th Mar 2019, 10:46
Replies: 23
Views: 8,924
Posted By Centaurus

After some research in my aviation library I...

After some research in my aviation library I think I have found the answer to my original questions of the meaning of the Boeing term "relieving aerodynamic loads."
Extract from the Boeing 737-200...
Forum: Tech Log
12th Mar 2019, 06:56
Replies: 23
Views: 8,924
Posted By Centaurus

Tried to Google the 707 incident to get more...

Tried to Google the 707 incident to get more explanation of the Yo Yo technique taught in those days but could not find any reference. Date, location and brief description of incident would be...
12th Mar 2019, 06:45
Replies: 2
Views: 261
Posted By Centaurus

Username and password not remembered by Pprune

Previously my username and password was always remembered by Pprune on sign in and the remember me box was ticked. The box is still ticked but I still have to go through the whole rigmarole every...
Forum: Tech Log
11th Mar 2019, 13:08
Replies: 23
Views: 8,924
Posted By Centaurus

That is true. The pilot would have to know...

That is true. The pilot would have to know exactly what he is doing and act real fast and hope he could pull out in time.
Forum: Tech Log
11th Mar 2019, 11:52
Replies: 23
Views: 8,924
Posted By Centaurus

Boeing advice on "aerodynamically relieving airloads" using manual stabilizer trim

Reference Boeing 737 Classics and NG FCTM under the chapter Non-Normal Operations/Flight Controls and sub heading Manual Stabilizer trim.

Edited for brevity one paragraph states: "Excessive air...
11th Mar 2019, 02:11
Replies: 29
Views: 5,084
Posted By Centaurus

Its all about statistics. The chances of the...

Its all about statistics. The chances of the captain being incapacitated and the 200 hour second in command copilot having to take over control and fly the aircraft solo, is so remote as to be not...
10th Mar 2019, 03:08
Replies: 42
Views: 6,405
Posted By Centaurus

Back in the 1961 era I had a RAAF staff job in...

Back in the 1961 era I had a RAAF staff job in Victoria Barracks St Kilda Rd, Melbourne. The then Command Flight Manuals officer was Sqn Ldr Basil Rachinger DFC. He won the DFC in England during...
9th Mar 2019, 10:48
Replies: 15
Views: 7,241
Posted By Centaurus

As long as the maintenance release was clean and...

As long as the maintenance release was clean and no snags then what more do you want? On the other hand...
9th Mar 2019, 08:18
Replies: 42
Views: 6,405
Posted By Centaurus

I hate to say this but seriously that is such a...

I hate to say this but seriously that is such a wide generalisation as to be worthless.
9th Mar 2019, 06:44
Replies: 2
Views: 868
Posted By Centaurus

Vale Ed Plenty former RAAF pilot

Heard that Ed Plenty died in Darwin on 28 February. Ed graduated on No.9 Post War Pilots course at Point Cook in September 1953. During his RAAF career he was involved with searching for WW2...
8th Mar 2019, 13:10
Replies: 14
Views: 3,495
Posted By Centaurus

NTSB report on MD83 high speed abort after VR due jammed elevator

https://www.ntsb.gov/investigations/AccidentReports/Pages/AAR1901.aspx

What a frightening predicament (https://www.ntsb.gov/investigations/AccidentReports/Pages/AAR1901.aspx)
8th Mar 2019, 11:33
Replies: 42
Views: 6,405
Posted By Centaurus

That must surely be a world record if true..

That must surely be a world record if true..
6th Mar 2019, 11:08
Replies: 2
Views: 610
Posted By Centaurus

Joe Z Guadalcanal WW2 to Boeing 737 pilot

Going through old files in my shed, I discovered this letter from my former Boeing 737 flight instructor written in 1992. I felt it was of such of rare aviation historical value that I would like to...
3rd Mar 2019, 04:25
Replies: 48
Views: 22,441
Posted By Centaurus

Most airline pilots would prefer to take the...

Most airline pilots would prefer to take the professional advice of the manufacturer which is somewhat different to that which you advocate.
For example from the Boeing 737 QRH (selected edits for...
3rd Mar 2019, 04:07
Replies: 48
Views: 22,441
Posted By Centaurus

Which is about the same value as saying "I will...

Which is about the same value as saying "I will not teach you how to swim as it is too dangerous and you may drown. Instead I will teach you not to go near the water.."
2nd Mar 2019, 11:53
Replies: 42
Views: 6,405
Posted By Centaurus

Thanks Megan. First time I have seen that photo...

Thanks Megan. First time I have seen that photo and you are right it did have slats fitted. Obviously owner option.

That would suggest that whoever certified the pilot as competent to act in...
Forum: Tech Log
2nd Mar 2019, 10:46
Replies: 9
Views: 2,045
Posted By Centaurus

If it was that vital for technical reasons to...

If it was that vital for technical reasons to pause before turning on each electrical hydraulic pump, then Boeing would revise their checklist to warn of the requirement. For example the Boeing 737...
2nd Mar 2019, 10:16
Replies: 48
Views: 22,441
Posted By Centaurus

Because there has been several all engines out...

Because there has been several all engines out forced landings, that's why. As a simulator instructor I have observed many of these over the years. In just about every case the pilot would have...
Forum: Tech Log
1st Mar 2019, 22:29
Replies: 9
Views: 1,094
Posted By Centaurus

So true. And don't be conned by instructors...

So true. And don't be conned by instructors who say always have the seat arm rests down (whatever aircraft type you happen to be flying). That is their personal opinion only. As per previous...
1st Mar 2019, 06:48
Replies: 42
Views: 6,405
Posted By Centaurus

ATSB Report on Tiger Moth stall/spin fatal accident

Another Tiger Moth stall/spin fatal accident. There have been a few of these in the past decade. None of these Tiger Moths had auto slats installed; their owners having removed them to decrease...
1st Mar 2019, 02:17
Replies: 4
Views: 806
Posted By Centaurus

Vale Bob "Bobo" Greenwood AFC former DCA Regional Manager Vic/Tas region

Heard that former DCA Vic/Tas Regional manager Bob Greenwood died in February this year. He was 83. Graduating as a Sergeant Pilot from RAAF Point Cook circa 1955, Bob was posted to Air Armaments...
28th Feb 2019, 12:21
Replies: 10
Views: 1,745
Posted By Centaurus

Another save just announced. ...

Another save just announced.
https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/wiki.php?id=222341
24th Feb 2019, 14:07
Replies: 10
Views: 1,745
Posted By Centaurus

Essendon Runway 17 overrun area risks

The Australian newspaper 22 February 2019. Aviation section. Byron Bailey makes a good point about the lack of over-run at the end of Essendon Runway 17. He writes:

"In the US, airfields have...
24th Feb 2019, 13:39
Replies: 16
Views: 2,970
Posted By Centaurus

As a matter of historical interest I knew the...

As a matter of historical interest I knew the captain of that 707 personally . His name was Bill Selwyn. Before joining Qantas he flew DC3 and Lockheed Hudsons with The Sydney Morning Herald Flying...
Forum: Tech Log
22nd Feb 2019, 10:41
Replies: 27
Views: 6,551
Posted By Centaurus

After disconnecting the AP why the blinding hurry...

After disconnecting the AP why the blinding hurry to re-select the AP and FD when surely any competent pilot would go "Click Click" and simply hand fly? This would minimize the well known risk of...
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