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27th Aug 2019, 06:09
Replies: 17
Views: 12,137
Posted By autoflight

I flew A models 50 years ago, and I recall nose...

I flew A models 50 years ago, and I recall nose gear dropped down with down selection, even without hydraulics and the engineer could crank the main gears down if required. I think the main gear...
6th Aug 2019, 11:01
Replies: 3,087
Views: 2,678,149
Posted By autoflight

Is anybody actually considering the full outcome...

Is anybody actually considering the full outcome of the MAX never returning to service?
5th Jul 2019, 01:55
Replies: 23
Views: 8,310
Posted By autoflight

Some countries in the ME have laws that give...

Some countries in the ME have laws that give compensation to the eldest brother rather than the wife of a victim. I hope Boeing can arrange their gifting to allow wives to receive the funds in their...
Forum: Tech Log
30th Apr 2019, 11:11
Replies: 34
Views: 23,423
Posted By autoflight

MEL surely would leave the aircraft u/s in Beirut

MEL surely would leave the aircraft u/s in Beirut
22nd Mar 2019, 21:41
Replies: 21
Views: 8,617
Posted By autoflight

gatekeeper

Ifylofd
I appreciate the value of your post, and I am sure there are some pilots interested in the actual matters that you raise. Technology advances are related to profit. Resultant safety...
21st Mar 2019, 12:44
Replies: 21
Views: 8,617
Posted By autoflight

Who is the gatekeeper?

Finally the captain should be really responsible guardian of flight safety. My assessment is that this task is sometimes more symbolic than pro-active. There may be instances where results are beyond...
10th Nov 2018, 05:01
Replies: 0
Views: 639
Posted By autoflight

Alan Murray (ex TAA)

Alan & Bobbie Graham, Mareba QLD (ex Lae, PNG), are looking for Alan Murray (ex TAA)
6th Nov 2018, 20:44
Replies: 261
Views: 242,283
Posted By autoflight

180k might not be too strange if the speed choice...

180k might not be too strange if the speed choice is related to their squawk code
Forum: Tech Log
24th Sep 2018, 11:56
Replies: 69
Views: 26,916
Posted By autoflight

A lot depends on when/where the double FMGS...

A lot depends on when/where the double FMGS failure occurs on a small bus. Flying diagonally across the corner of a Jepp charts, outside radar coverage in a busy area with a frequency change was...
Forum: Tech Log
22nd Jul 2018, 23:27
Replies: 330
Views: 24,211
Posted By autoflight

the earth is not flat aircraft is actually fly...

the earth is not flat
aircraft is actually fly through air even if the air itself is moving
Newton’s Laws of Motion apply
the rotational speed of the earth at the equator,
the speed of light...
24th Jun 2018, 06:28
Replies: 37
Views: 4,685
Posted By autoflight

Overhead bins obviously should be locked at...

Overhead bins obviously should be locked at certain times.i.e when the seat belts sign is on. The logic for powered on or powered off or both and for emergency locking or unlocking could be...
19th May 2018, 03:02
Replies: 730
Views: 422,716
Posted By autoflight

China is short of aircraft and crews. There will...

China is short of aircraft and crews. There will always be such places that a whole airline can fill with ACMI dry charters for several years until the dust settles.
Forum: Tech Log
11th May 2018, 21:47
Replies: 2
Views: 912
Posted By autoflight

Whatever your regulations, be sure to not run out...

Whatever your regulations, be sure to not run out of fuel (due lower altitude) or hit a mountain (due fixed idea that 10,000 or 14,000 ft are safe). Unless there is smoke or fumes, when your...
Forum: Tech Log
9th Apr 2018, 12:37
Replies: 330
Views: 24,211
Posted By autoflight

Its obviously Coriolis, So all you northerners...

Its obviously Coriolis, So all you northerners please be careful when you do your downwind turns down under
Forum: Tech Log
26th Mar 2018, 01:51
Replies: 190
Views: 45,269
Posted By autoflight

Manual flight practise in a sim every 3 - 6...

Manual flight practise in a sim every 3 - 6 months is not going to sufficiently prepare for dark night, strange airfield, bad weather and abnormal procedures in the real thing. Sure, autoflight is...
5th Mar 2018, 20:59
Replies: 77
Views: 68,796
Posted By autoflight

Aircraft configuration changes alter GPWS...

Aircraft configuration changes alter GPWS responses. I recall A320 GPWS from many years ago where gear down at less than 1800ft/min rad alt closure rate to terrain would give "too low flap". This...
22nd Jan 2018, 07:03
Replies: 92
Views: 45,991
Posted By autoflight

Arrogance

Unbelievable that ATC should give such a call, and even more unbelievable that a crew should follow it.

Such a crew, despite their apparent view that they are God's gift to aviation, appear to be...
9th Jan 2018, 03:54
Replies: 22
Views: 16,172
Posted By autoflight

Forgive me if you already have heavy aeroplane...

Forgive me if you already have heavy aeroplane time, but I have assumed not.

Not every helicopter has wheel brakes, so perhaps you might not be aware that it is common for larger aircraft with...
19th Dec 2017, 02:00
Replies: 0
Views: 1,916
Posted By autoflight

Alan Murray ex PNG, TAA

Alan & Bobbie Graham, Mareba, are looking for Alan Murray.
7th Nov 2017, 07:06
Replies: 5
Views: 6,380
Posted By autoflight

E737NG, Let us just say that RAM left me wth...

E737NG,
Let us just say that RAM left me wth an indelible impression that was shared by my expat friends there. If RAM intended to improve, they had ample opportunity to do so at the time.
5th Nov 2017, 12:19
Replies: 5
Views: 6,380
Posted By autoflight

Please don't ever think you're going to get a...

Please don't ever think you're going to get a fair deal in RAM. Past problems involved accommodation. Certainly more than US$1000 pm, transport included in contract but only provided between Casa Mhd...
Forum: Tech Log
5th Nov 2017, 11:38
Replies: 27
Views: 6,470
Posted By autoflight

mh152, I am happy that you and a couple of others...

mh152, I am happy that you and a couple of others see the fixation on reduced fuel burn as but a small part of the actual complex cost of operations.
Forum: Tech Log
4th Nov 2017, 05:32
Replies: 27
Views: 6,470
Posted By autoflight

fuel vs time

Lets not get too hung up on saving fuel. For a start, the bean counters have zeroed in on fuel because the cost is easier to identify. Its too easy to say "no extra fuel was used due to best CI...
11th Oct 2017, 00:00
Replies: 44
Views: 27,956
Posted By autoflight

Loading equipment appears to be maintained to a...

Loading equipment appears to be maintained to a low standard, but will we ever know if that contributed to this fire?
30th Sep 2017, 13:54
Replies: 40
Views: 27,421
Posted By autoflight

garbage in, garbage out

Only with great difficulty, can I believe that there are some crews who cannot ensure that FMS departure info is exactly in accordance with cleared SID. Any extra time checking on the ground is of...
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