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12th May 2019, 21:19
Replies: 12
Views: 6,300
Posted By deadheader

737 Trim

Avoiding the closed threads, I'd like to enquire about the 737NG HS trim system. Evidence tends to suggest that in a specific and perhaps very niche corner of the flight envelope, due to powerful...
9th Jan 2019, 09:00
Replies: 170
Views: 198,990
Posted By deadheader

Cpt on BA12 departing yesterday announced on the...

Cpt on BA12 departing yesterday announced on the PA that the current route avoids overflying Iran and therefore has a longer journey time than usual, a little over 14hrs I believe it took us. No...
22nd Dec 2018, 09:26
Replies: 1,178
Views: 696,525
Posted By deadheader

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/12/21/gatwic...

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/12/21/gatwick-airport-drone-chaos-flights-cancelled-delayed-latest/

Detectives were understood to have drawn up a shortlist of potential culprits after the...
20th Dec 2018, 14:56
Replies: 1,178
Views: 696,525
Posted By deadheader

"All Gatwick flights now cancelled until at least...

"All Gatwick flights now cancelled until at least 1900 GMT, coordinated and deliberate drone operations are still ongoing in and around the airfield, multiple police forces and other resources now...
19th Apr 2018, 12:36
Replies: 460
Views: 435,009
Posted By deadheader

ICAO recommends the use of standard "PANPAN" and...

ICAO recommends the use of standard "PANPAN" and "MAYDAY" calls instead of "declaring an emergency" as failing to use non-standard phraseology has previously resulted in confusion and aircraft...
14th Mar 2017, 17:33
Replies: 1,109
Views: 459,535
Posted By deadheader

At 04 seconds it passes directly between the sun...

At 04 seconds it passes directly between the sun and the camera; the exhaust is highlighted as a result. Just my two penn'orth...
14th Mar 2017, 17:17
Replies: 1,109
Views: 459,535
Posted By deadheader

The report is very exhaustive and does offer an...

The report is very exhaustive and does offer an answer to the 'why', albeit not to the satisfaction of most armchair investigators' curiosity: 'We can't know with a high degree of certainty'.
...
28th Dec 2016, 12:38
Replies: 1,098
Views: 1,141,890
Posted By deadheader

"They clearly weren't in their right minds." ...

"They clearly weren't in their right minds."

You are of course correct. However, that is not necessarily the result of the mind-altering substances. The pattern of miscalculation and escalation...
15th Dec 2016, 15:07
Replies: 337
Views: 336,342
Posted By deadheader

too far removed

Just to touch on some of the very well made comments above, my simple yet serious query is thus:

Are some commercial pilots now so far removed from the physics of flight/aerodynamics that a...
Forum: Freight Dogs
13th Dec 2016, 13:48
Replies: 356
Views: 152,015
Posted By deadheader

The DoD cancelled the LEMV project with Northrop...

The DoD cancelled the LEMV project with Northrop Grumman and HAV mainly due to macroeconomics and the politics of US National Debt at the time. The Obama Administration swung the axe, the DoD chose...
2nd Dec 2016, 18:06
Replies: 1,098
Views: 1,141,890
Posted By deadheader

planned fuel stop

Re the planned fuel stop in Cobija:

Was there another/original flight plan filed other than the leaked one?
Did this original flight plan, if it exists, include any alternatives to Cobija?
If...
1st Dec 2016, 17:40
Replies: 1,098
Views: 1,141,890
Posted By deadheader

leaked transcript

If the leaked transcript above is true/genuine, we are looking at criminal behaviour extending far beyond the cockpit of this flightdeck. How tragic.
Forum: Freight Dogs
8th Sep 2016, 10:04
Replies: 356
Views: 152,015
Posted By deadheader

operating envelope

"The high approach resulted in the aircraft hovering 120ft above the ground, something that was “outside the normal operating envelope”."
...
7th Sep 2016, 15:08
Replies: 101
Views: 43,810
Posted By deadheader

Dodgy earmuffs => u/s GPWS Could easily...

Dodgy earmuffs => u/s GPWS

Could easily have led to more than just tea & biscuits, e.g. mountainous terrain IMC etc
19th Aug 2016, 15:16
Replies: 1,749
Views: 1,948,734
Posted By deadheader

complacency creep

A bit grim there, Capn'! History just might teach us that AF447 was the bellwether. And if it was, have we learned all the lessons of that perplexing series of events? I would argue that we must...
5th Aug 2016, 10:50
Replies: 872
Views: 435,721
Posted By deadheader

That wing's not ablaze, it's merely iphone glare!...

That wing's not ablaze, it's merely iphone glare!

You're of course more than entitled to your opinion, Parabellum, but it does not reflect the views of airline professionals I work with, even if...
4th Aug 2016, 13:59
Replies: 872
Views: 435,721
Posted By deadheader

Wow. A very lucky escape for all involved. ...

Wow. A very lucky escape for all involved.

Wow. Aviation 'professionals' here advocating no evac necessary despite seeing the video evidence. Appalling. One can only hope none of whom are pilots,...
7th Jan 2016, 13:24
Replies: 97
Views: 24,497
Posted By deadheader

ATC time lapse

Here's a neat ATC time lapse/animation or 3 for anyone interested:

London:
https://vimeo.com/132804154

UK:
https://vimeo.com/111844476

Transatlantic:
https://vimeo.com/98941796
6th Jan 2016, 17:01
Replies: 97
Views: 24,497
Posted By deadheader

Devil If that were true, it would tend to suggest there...

If that were true, it would tend to suggest there must be shortcomings in the U.S. ATC system given NATS (UK), for example, handles more than 2 million flights per year in some of the most congested...
10th Dec 2015, 18:28
Replies: 3,924
Views: 3,796,804
Posted By deadheader

unfathomable, unthinkable or unspeakable?

It appears that some very important questions are either being politicised or deliberately ignored so I'd like to ask if anyone is willing to simply apply robust airmanship without prejudice or...
3rd Dec 2015, 03:06
Replies: 3,924
Views: 3,796,804
Posted By deadheader

Experience

Total flying hours: 12000
Hours on type: 8000
Hours operating in Alternate Law: ....Houston, erm I mean Toulouse, we have a problem.
4th Mar 2015, 14:15
Replies: 71
Views: 40,844
Posted By deadheader

Union Madness

If the above truly reflects the union response to the memo, it is now a matter of public record why there is little option but to smash the unions. Clearly a little more dismantling is still required...
2nd Jan 2015, 17:30
Replies: 3,924
Views: 3,796,804
Posted By deadheader

Missing clues or confident of cause?

"Doctors have said they are not attempting to establish a cause of death. Their focus is on identifying victims quickly and returning them to their families".

AirAsia flight QZ8501: 30 bodies...
9th Apr 2014, 18:28
Replies: 11,824
Views: 21,334,513
Posted By deadheader

IATA code coincidence...

Using IATA codes instead of ICAO reveals a bizarre coincidence:


Originally heading for PEK
Turned west to PEN
Turned south to PER


All of which are MH served destinations, alphabetically...
25th Mar 2014, 15:15
Replies: 11,824
Views: 21,334,513
Posted By deadheader

Australian PM told parliament today: "SAR has now...

Australian PM told parliament today: "SAR has now moved to a recovery and investigation operation and that responsibility for the investigation would now be handed back to Malaysia, as it is legally...
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