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21st Feb 2021, 09:01
Replies: 675
Views: 660,259
Posted By andrasz

Yes, it is called scanning the instruments. In...

Yes, it is called scanning the instruments. In this particular case, the difference in N1 and deflection of control surfaces (which in the -500 is mirrored by column deflection) should be a fairly...
20th Feb 2021, 17:31
Replies: 675
Views: 660,259
Posted By andrasz

etudian No, there is something seriously...

etudian

No, there is something seriously askew with the pilot who failed to monitor the developing upset. Automation is there to relieve the physical workload while doing the monitoring, not to...
20th Feb 2021, 03:03
Replies: 47
Views: 6,536
Posted By andrasz

With a quick search I have found digitised...

With a quick search I have found digitised historic Ordnance Survey maps at the NLS, here is the link to the latest available (1967) edition: https://maps.nls.uk/view/196189782
I have not found any...
16th Feb 2021, 08:59
Replies: 41
Views: 18,344
Posted By andrasz

Surprised nobody picked it up, same thing...

Surprised nobody picked it up, same thing happened to a 757 freighter in 2014, it was updated on AVH yesterday:

The incident was blamed on ice/snow blocking/freezing the latches. That may well...
Forum: Jet Blast
16th Feb 2021, 08:53
Replies: 146
Views: 14,810
Posted By andrasz

This sums up the entire thread nicely. I've been...

This sums up the entire thread nicely. I've been going waaaay off the grid regularly for the past 20 years (various parts of the Sahara, sometimes 1500+ km from nearest surfaced road), always used...
11th Feb 2021, 09:29
Replies: 675
Views: 660,259
Posted By andrasz

fdr derjodel and others above We have the...

fdr derjodel and others above

We have the same discussion after practically every accident and incident that involves loss of control, cfit, etc. The fundamental problem is that humans (some of...
7th Feb 2021, 17:03
Replies: 255
Views: 31,862
Posted By andrasz

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-2dfEc70gU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q-2dfEc70gU
5th Feb 2021, 20:12
Replies: 675
Views: 660,259
Posted By andrasz

This was published on AVH two days ago, but...

This was published on AVH two days ago, but apparently preoccupied with the autothrottles nobody here picked it up. The information is clearly from ATC tapes, not CVR.
4th Feb 2021, 21:58
Replies: 675
Views: 660,259
Posted By andrasz

Interesting snippet of information released by...

Interesting snippet of information released by AVH today. Last communication with aircraft was request for heading 075 to deviate around weather, which was granted. Crew acknowledged clearance....
3rd Feb 2021, 10:52
Replies: 675
Views: 660,259
Posted By andrasz

PT2 IS on the engine, located in the middle of...

PT2 IS on the engine, located in the middle of the inlet cone on the JT8-D (a small tube at the side of the inlet on many other engine models). It was mis-translated from the original French in the...
3rd Feb 2021, 10:13
Replies: 675
Views: 660,259
Posted By andrasz

EPR increases while N1 remains stable. Read the...

EPR increases while N1 remains stable. Read the Swiftair MD-83 accident report for full details: https://reports.aviation-safety.net/2014/20140724-0_MD83_EC-LTV.pdf
2nd Feb 2021, 01:49
Replies: 9
Views: 6,986
Posted By andrasz

He was co-chairman, I meant the other founder who...

He was co-chairman, I meant the other founder who carried on. Typical story of leveraged ego combined with dread of losing face.
Indeed T/Cs for foreign crew were not bad in the beginning.
31st Jan 2021, 18:44
Replies: 9
Views: 6,986
Posted By andrasz

HNA Group is the parent of Hainan Airlines, Hong...

HNA Group is the parent of Hainan Airlines, Hong Kong Airlines, and several other aviation-related entities (they were forced to divest of Swissport a couple of months ago). Having personally dealt...
22nd Jan 2021, 08:51
Replies: 675
Views: 660,259
Posted By andrasz

SOPs, ECAM, TCAS, GWPS, and other technological...

SOPs, ECAM, TCAS, GWPS, and other technological advances have made aviation vastly safer than it was a few decades ago. The only component that cannot be improved is the human mind. While these days...
20th Jan 2021, 09:36
Replies: 675
Views: 660,259
Posted By andrasz

Of course, mind and fingers were doing something...

Of course, mind and fingers were doing something else :)
19th Jan 2021, 15:52
Replies: 675
Views: 660,259
Posted By andrasz

VicMel As someone who did load control on just...

VicMel As someone who did load control on just about every 737 variant built, I can say with some degree of confidence that you have to work really-really hard to get a -500 out of forward CG limits....
19th Jan 2021, 10:53
Replies: 1,164
Views: 877,865
Posted By andrasz

The phrases in the OSE filings are pretty much...

The phrases in the OSE filings are pretty much standard CYA clauses that need to be included for any company under bankruptcy protection, and present a possible worst case scenario rather than the...
14th Jan 2021, 11:43
Replies: 1,164
Views: 877,865
Posted By andrasz

The only thing surprising about the announcement...

The only thing surprising about the announcement is that it took so long. Sorry for all those involved, but it never made business sense.
13th Jan 2021, 14:31
Replies: 675
Views: 660,259
Posted By andrasz

Which part you don't understand ? In the...

Which part you don't understand ? In the overwhelming majority of LOC incidents, faced with a spinning altimeter the pilots are far too busy trying to figure out what is happening and how to save...
13th Jan 2021, 12:05
Replies: 675
Views: 660,259
Posted By andrasz

The salts in seawater form an elecrolyte that...

The salts in seawater form an elecrolyte that corrodes any exposed metal alloy (in practice all used metals, it is very rare to find any that is 100% pure), or even pure metals if there are different...
11th Jan 2021, 18:35
Replies: 675
Views: 660,259
Posted By andrasz

DaveReidUK Bomb, missile, etc. Indeed I did...

DaveReidUK

Bomb, missile, etc. Indeed I did miss ET at BEY, that makes it five.I have purposefully excluded the instances where the pilot willfully flew into the ground, those were in full...
11th Jan 2021, 16:46
Replies: 675
Views: 660,259
Posted By andrasz

Getting back to the topic of the thread, I can...

Getting back to the topic of the thread, I can only think of four prior instances in the past 15 years where a large jet airliner fell out of the sky without any communication from the crew and the...
10th Jan 2021, 23:18
Replies: 675
Views: 660,259
Posted By andrasz

brika The second photo definitely shows a...

brika

The second photo definitely shows a flap track fairing cone (two on each wing, not identical but roughly similar), but the first one does not look right. For one, there is no black ring...
9th Jan 2021, 15:17
Replies: 675
Views: 660,259
Posted By andrasz

alf5071h No I don't. I'm merely pointing out...

alf5071h

No I don't. I'm merely pointing out that after a flight with extraordinary events, it was not reported, not written up, with only some vague entries in the maintenance log, which were...
9th Jan 2021, 11:45
Replies: 675
Views: 660,259
Posted By andrasz

Could not yet find a good wx radar picture but...

Could not yet find a good wx radar picture but apparently overcast with embedded CB-s.
Relevant metars:
WIII 090730Z 30006KT 5000 -RA FEW017CB OVC018 25/24 Q1006 NOSIG
WIII 090700Z 30007KT 4000...
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