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Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Mar 2009, 23:49
Replies: 203
Views: 17,809
Posted By Kiwiguy

Looney Tunes are people with no answers...

Looney Tunes are people with no answers themselves who can't cope with anyone else showing up their lack of imagination

They're like five year olds in a sand pit who say oh well because I have...
3rd Mar 2009, 23:40
Replies: 2,906
Views: 1,289,893
Posted By Kiwiguy

In the 1995 crash of Ansett NZ flight 703, I...

In the 1995 crash of Ansett NZ flight 703, I quizzed a former New Zealand Prime Minister in Parliament after I heard a rumour (Jenny Shipley)

She confirmed to me that the radio altimeter aerials...
Forum: Jet Blast
3rd Mar 2009, 23:03
Replies: 203
Views: 17,809
Posted By Kiwiguy

PPRuNE Censorship: Turkish Airliner thread

I am a private pilot with a megre 14 hours in the right seat of a Boeing 738 (incl 5 hrs as PIC) yet my posts on the Turkish airliner crash thread keep being removed by the moderator.

I may be...
3rd Mar 2009, 00:13
Replies: 2,015
Views: 613,610
Posted By Kiwiguy

Roger protectthehornet In my view with...

Roger protectthehornet



In my view with respect to the pilots, over reliance on automation rears it's ugly head as the real cause of so many accidents these days on highly automated cockpits.
1st Mar 2009, 05:35
Replies: 2,906
Views: 1,289,893
Posted By Kiwiguy

There are historical examples of multiple engine...

There are historical examples of multiple engine failures like that DC-8 that flamed out near Portland back in the days before I got grey hair.

There is the fuel exhaustion of AirTransat's A330...
1st Mar 2009, 05:27
Replies: 2,906
Views: 1,289,893
Posted By Kiwiguy

PJ2 you and DC-ATE have more in common than you...

PJ2 you and DC-ATE have more in common than you think because DC-ATE also decries the replacement of real airmanship with automation.

The problem is not automation per se. My concession to you PJ2...
1st Mar 2009, 04:42
Replies: 2,906
Views: 1,289,893
Posted By Kiwiguy

I'm with DC-ATE. Automated systems work OK when...

I'm with DC-ATE. Automated systems work OK when they are working, but the problem which DC-ATE is alluding to is that these crashes like the Perpignan A320 crash, The BA038 B777 at Heathrow and now...
28th Feb 2009, 00:46
Replies: 2,906
Views: 1,289,893
Posted By Kiwiguy

Doesn't the FADEC on a CFM-56 turn off some of...

Doesn't the FADEC on a CFM-56 turn off some of the combustion canisters at altitude for fuel conservation. With BA038 at Heathrow one of the speculations was some form of electrical interference with...
27th Feb 2009, 04:28
Replies: 2,906
Views: 1,289,893
Posted By Kiwiguy

Roger that... Lost_in _Saigon Except that...

Roger that... Lost_in _Saigon

Except that the LP Fans don't look like they were under much power so I wonder if extra power was applied or if some passengers who experienced a nose up attitude...
Forum: Freight Dogs
15th Feb 2009, 21:35
Replies: 6
Views: 2,356
Posted By Kiwiguy

I seem to recall reading a few years ago that...

I seem to recall reading a few years ago that people seeking to purchase a time expired 747-100 for a hostel and fly it to it's last location mentioned they could acquire it for it's then scrap value...
14th Nov 2008, 06:45
Replies: 402
Views: 125,932
Posted By Kiwiguy

How about Egyptair flight 990 ? Autopilot...

How about Egyptair flight 990 ?
Autopilot disconnected just like the Skippy bird did.

USA was full of 9/11 hysteria so the co-pilot had to be blamed.

USA also has OTHR radar over the Atlantic...
Forum: Tech Log
14th Oct 2008, 01:05
Replies: 2
Views: 804
Posted By Kiwiguy

Learning to use FMS

I am currently trying to get my head around the (Lear Siegler?) FMS used on B737NG. Are there any interactive study guides online worth looking at ?
4th Oct 2008, 11:28
Replies: 74
Views: 11,066
Posted By Kiwiguy

The issue is that Wellington is a jewel in the...

The issue is that Wellington is a jewel in the Trans Tasman crown, but 20% of international pax at WLG are business pax and 50% of domestic pax to WLG are business travellers who demand a higher...
Forum: Tech Log
4th Oct 2008, 11:07
Replies: 11
Views: 7,313
Posted By Kiwiguy

He he.... back in 1979, when working for...

He he.... back in 1979, when working for Nationwide Air on Carvairs we used to drain a litre of green 130LL from e3ach wing to check for water. Well it seemed such a waste, so I would save it and top...
15th Sep 2008, 07:52
Replies: 13
Views: 1,616
Posted By Kiwiguy

I get grounded by my wife even when I'm not...

I get grounded by my wife even when I'm not flying. It's called marriage :=
7th Sep 2008, 10:51
Replies: 35
Views: 3,637
Posted By Kiwiguy

Interestingly I just looked up Amblyopia on...

Interestingly I just looked up Amblyopia on Wikipedia and it suggests there that the affected eye can be improved by wearing a patch over the good eye.

Aye aye skipper.... Don't try this at work...
7th Sep 2008, 10:39
Replies: 56
Views: 17,498
Posted By Kiwiguy

I think there needs to be a reality check about...

I think there needs to be a reality check about airmanship. If they managed to get gear up after troubleshooting with passengers aboard then what were the odds the gear would actually lower again ?
...
Forum: Tech Log
7th Sep 2008, 09:55
Replies: 4
Views: 969
Posted By Kiwiguy

http://www.pilotfriend.com/aircraft%20performance/...

http://www.pilotfriend.com/aircraft%20performance/Beech/beech.htm

Pilotfriend.com may help too, since essco sell manuals, but don't publish them as PDFs so far as I know. Have you tried the...
Forum: Jet Blast
5th Sep 2008, 02:40
Replies: 28
Views: 2,413
Posted By Kiwiguy

Ha ha and we know what happened to Pan Am don't...

Ha ha and we know what happened to Pan Am don't we ?

The Qantas 733 and 734s used in NZ are a bunch of flea eaten dogs.
5th Sep 2008, 02:35
Replies: 1,109
Views: 336,659
Posted By Kiwiguy

Illogical thinkers

Well the laws of physics for a gas bottle aren't much different from a balloon. If you want a balloon to fly upwards you have to invert the balloon with the neck beneath so that air rushed out the...
1st Sep 2008, 02:52
Replies: 60
Views: 5,593
Posted By Kiwiguy

Flawed Floor theory

Even if one accepts that the oxygen bottle returned back down through the hole in the floor and then punched out through the fuselage, there would have been metal deformation typical of stretching at...
1st Sep 2008, 02:25
Replies: 60
Views: 5,593
Posted By Kiwiguy

Why would I bother packrat ? They apparently...

Why would I bother packrat ?
They apparently have closed minds just like you.

...and since you raise the subject what experience have you got on the subject that would lead you to suggest that...
Forum: Jet Blast
31st Aug 2008, 22:33
Replies: 65
Views: 4,707
Posted By Kiwiguy

There's a definite "Homie's" culture sweeping the...

There's a definite "Homie's" culture sweeping the western world inspired by LA gangster culture on music videos.

I look back to the gentle peaceful New Zealand where I grew up in my youth.
...
31st Aug 2008, 21:01
Replies: 60
Views: 5,593
Posted By Kiwiguy

I have in a previous incarnation worked on...

I have in a previous incarnation worked on collision repair of cars and have seen how metal deforms in relation to various impacts. The kind of blow from inside by a downwards descending bottle would...
31st Aug 2008, 08:40
Replies: 60
Views: 5,593
Posted By Kiwiguy

I don't think Philthy has to offer an alternative...

I don't think Philthy has to offer an alternative explanation as his criticism raises sufficient reasonable doubt...

Besides which in the post before his I did offer an alternative suggestion that...
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