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9th Mar 2019, 08:40
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Posted By robdean

The trial neither was tasked with any such...

The trial neither was tasked with any such finding nor in a position to adjudicate in such a manner.
Relevant to guilt/innocence is simply the question: 'Can it be concluded beyond reasonable doubt...
Forum: Rotorheads
7th Dec 2018, 09:05
Replies: 1,173
Views: 495,312
Posted By robdean

One of the most recent heavy jet crashes had its...

One of the most recent heavy jet crashes had its root in a faulty AOA sensor being acted upon by automated systems. Something which has become very clear in recent years is that the interaction...
22nd May 2018, 19:10
Replies: 12
Views: 5,128
Posted By robdean

I began reading this under the impression that I...

I began reading this under the impression that I was embarking on another technical accident analysis like the innumerable others I have read. It only dawned on me incrementally quite what an absurd...
14th Apr 2017, 21:09
Replies: 1,174
Views: 352,793
Posted By robdean

You do not know how things played out on the...

You do not know how things played out on the aircraft. Maybe he had no explicit warning, maybe no indication at all that he was about to be physically (and violently) siezed. Moreover, a broken nose,...
14th Apr 2017, 07:06
Replies: 1,174
Views: 352,793
Posted By robdean

Here's a blogged analysis of the case by a...

Here's a blogged analysis of the case by a Professor of Law (at Cornell):

Dorf on Law: United Airlines' Own Contract Denied it any Right to Remove Passenger...
13th Apr 2017, 07:04
Replies: 1,174
Views: 352,793
Posted By robdean

There are a few captains on this thread whose...

There are a few captains on this thread whose approach is 'the captain has absolute authority, all must obey instantly and if failure to obey gets you a blooded face, so be it'. There are excellent...
12th Apr 2017, 16:39
Replies: 1,174
Views: 352,793
Posted By robdean

It's refreshing to see that the United States...

It's refreshing to see that the United States Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation is asking very pointedly several of the questions many on pprune have been asking which certain...
12th Apr 2017, 09:37
Replies: 1,174
Views: 352,793
Posted By robdean

Absolutely right. But in this case the only...

Absolutely right. But in this case the only instruction the otherwise perfectly behaved passenger disputed was the instruction to arbitrarily get off the aircraft. Are you suggesting you could tell a...
12th Apr 2017, 09:24
Replies: 1,174
Views: 352,793
Posted By robdean

If so, a few incautious posters on this thread...

If so, a few incautious posters on this thread might need to look to their wallets.

More (hearsay):
David Thanh Duc Dao, MD vs. David Anh Duy Dao MD...
12th Apr 2017, 08:58
Replies: 1,174
Views: 352,793
Posted By robdean

Whether he was dressed as a central-casting cop...

Whether he was dressed as a central-casting cop or in clown shoes and a rainbow wig really doesn't have all that much bearing on the liabilities in this incident.
12th Apr 2017, 08:20
Replies: 1,174
Views: 352,793
Posted By robdean

UA have the eyes of the world on them right now. ...

UA have the eyes of the world on them right now.
The quibbling about T&Cs, captain's discretion etc. is, for them, like arguing what piece the band should play whilst the ship goes down.
If, whilst...
11th Apr 2017, 11:47
Replies: 1,174
Views: 352,793
Posted By robdean

*If* that is the individual involved it appears...

*If* that is the individual involved it appears that they *are* licensed to practice, albeit strictly by way of treating outpatients and within their area of specialism.

Frankly, whether the...
11th Apr 2017, 06:27
Replies: 1,174
Views: 352,793
Posted By robdean

Amen. And add me to the lengthening list of...

Amen.

And add me to the lengthening list of folks who genuinely, sincerely doesn't wish to ever have a seat anywhere in an aircraft that has West Coast upfront.

Can someone expand on how 'the...
23rd Mar 2017, 13:37
Replies: 1,109
Views: 447,700
Posted By robdean

LOMCEVAK Misdirection may not be an ideal term,...

LOMCEVAK Misdirection may not be an ideal term, depending on how it is interpreted, in that an illusionist will actively misdirect, and the onlooker will be misdirected. Here there is no deliberate...
23rd Mar 2017, 01:19
Replies: 1,109
Views: 447,700
Posted By robdean

My degree was in psychology, and from that...

My degree was in psychology, and from that perspective I feel few of the posited scenarios really allow for the vagaries of human cognition. The human mind takes the fewest shortcuts when deliberate...
9th Nov 2014, 06:43
Replies: 281
Views: 191,132
Posted By robdean

First quotes from surviving pilot, via his...

First quotes from surviving pilot, via his father:

Space pilot: I came to on the way down ...and gave thumbs up to a passing aircraft to say: 'I'm OK!'* | Daily Mail Online...
6th Nov 2014, 11:09
Replies: 281
Views: 191,132
Posted By robdean

Supersonic ejection has been survived, but it is...

Supersonic ejection has been survived, but it is somewhat high-risk and non-enjoyable. Notable for facial blast injuries (colossal hemorrhaging) and for knees and elbows bending in the opposite...
4th Nov 2014, 19:15
Replies: 281
Views: 191,132
Posted By robdean

BTW I don't know to what extent the philosophy...

BTW I don't know to what extent the philosophy behind SS2 parallels that of SS1, but that craft was approached with maximum simplicity: direct control linkage (a hard landing was caused by a vacuum...
4th Nov 2014, 06:19
Replies: 281
Views: 191,132
Posted By robdean

Article which includes prescribed crew...

Article which includes prescribed crew interaction regarding feather procedure plus Pete Siebold's primary injury apparently being to his shoulder

Two pilots who were close friends, now tied...
23rd Jul 2014, 20:42
Replies: 1,644
Views: 1,998,154
Posted By robdean

Call me unadventurous but I'd rather divert...

Call me unadventurous but I'd rather divert around SAM equipped war zones than tool up with chaff, flares and all the wizardry required to flag up quite when to lob them overboard with the least...
20th Jul 2014, 13:09
Replies: 1,644
Views: 1,998,154
Posted By robdean

Sad Pole, I'm sure there is a lot of insight in...

Sad Pole,
I'm sure there is a lot of insight in what you write. And indeed Putin seemed to be pulling back from supporting the rebels: I wonder if missiles might have been either an intended...
18th Jul 2014, 14:46
Replies: 1,644
Views: 1,998,154
Posted By robdean

'A Van', for the Ukrainians to be responsible...

'A Van', for the Ukrainians to be responsible 'erroneously' there would need to be some target they actually intended to hit with such a missile. I don't believe there is any credible evidence of any...
12th Apr 2014, 19:46
Replies: 11,823
Views: 21,147,883
Posted By robdean

The case for acoustic transponders vs. current pingers

Deep-water Black Box Retrieval - November 2009, Volume 13, Number 09 - Archive - Hydro International (http://www.hydro-international.com/issues/articles/id1130-Deepwater_Black_Box_Retrieval.html)
17th Mar 2014, 07:48
Replies: 11,823
Views: 21,147,883
Posted By robdean

Psychology and Responsibility

My field is psychology. Whilst it would be absurd to assert that the pilot's possible family issues must have a bearing here, it is equally absurd to suggest that the possibility has been...
8th Mar 2014, 21:39
Replies: 11,823
Views: 21,147,883
Posted By robdean

False Passport Conundrum

It has been confidently started in this thread that it would be very difficult indeed to get through an airport using a stolen passport.

It has been confidently stated in this thread that a...
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