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18th Jan 2020, 18:04
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Views: 13,307
Posted By sky9

"I thought those flying Landrovers have left...

"I thought those flying Landrovers have left Northolt"
Current rumour was it was a "Mercedes" can anyone check on Flightradar24
16th Jan 2020, 07:11
Replies: 58
Views: 42,403
Posted By sky9

I wonder whether airline directors are looking at...

I wonder whether airline directors are looking at the Boeing debacle and noticing a certain similarity in the way they are driving down costs without any concern for the people they employ.
Many...
10th Jan 2020, 16:59
Replies: 290
Views: 107,225
Posted By sky9

Prior to 1972 certification in the UK was...

Prior to 1972 certification in the UK was delegated to the Air Registration Board that was independent of the Civil Aviation Authority. It could be the case that such a board needs to be set up again...
10th Jan 2020, 08:54
Replies: 290
Views: 107,225
Posted By sky9

Anyone who flew in the 1960's and 70's was very...

Anyone who flew in the 1960's and 70's was very much aware of the efforts made on the BAC 1-11 to avoid stalls with its doubled up stick shake and aggressive stick push. As someone who flew many...
8th Jan 2020, 16:58
Replies: 607
Views: 1,529,834
Posted By sky9

I suspect that I know the answer but does the...

I suspect that I know the answer but does the 737NG transfer maintenance data on ACARS?
Forum: Jet Blast
23rd Dec 2019, 16:33
Replies: 94
Views: 89,370
Posted By sky9

The big question for Boeing is when will they get...

The big question for Boeing is when will they get their certification for the Max back. To protect and preserve its own back I cannot see the FAA agreeing to that on its own but as part of an...
14th Dec 2019, 10:22
Replies: 4,656
Views: 4,203,622
Posted By sky9

Many months ago it was highlighted that the 737...

Many months ago it was highlighted that the 737 had a smaller elevator in relation to the stabiliser than other Boeing aircraft. The longer this goes on the more relevant it appears.
2nd Dec 2019, 15:39
Replies: 4,656
Views: 4,203,622
Posted By sky9

I was watching them yesterday; around the same...

I was watching them yesterday; around the same time a European airline training captain was allegedly regularly doing the same on training flights.

As the Boeing boss said to Tex “you know it’s...
2nd Dec 2019, 09:16
Replies: 4,656
Views: 4,203,622
Posted By sky9

Wonder what else these experts got wrong? ...

Wonder what else these experts got wrong?
Collins Dictionary refer to it as
the acute (https://www.collinsdictionary.com/dictionary/english/acute) angle between the chord...
2nd Dec 2019, 06:53
Replies: 4,656
Views: 4,203,622
Posted By sky9

I was going through the Boeing update on the MAX...

I was going through the Boeing update on the MAX and came across their definitions page
https://www.boeing.com/commercial/737max/737-max-software-updates.page
Their definition is interesting:...
23rd Nov 2019, 17:07
Replies: 4,656
Views: 4,203,622
Posted By sky9

Surely you cannot have an aircraft that is non...

Surely you cannot have an aircraft that is non compliant with regulatory requirements getting approval. That would leave the regulators in the dock as well as Boeing at every incident involving the...
16th Nov 2019, 16:00
Replies: 4,656
Views: 4,203,622
Posted By sky9

"Straight from Steve" would appear to me to be...

"Straight from Steve" would appear to me to be directed at Boeing as much as the FAA staff. I cannot see the FAA approving the MAX ahead of other Regulators or before Steve has flown the aircraft...
14th Nov 2019, 17:16
Replies: 4,656
Views: 4,203,622
Posted By sky9

Will the MCAS be certified with what the FAA...

Will the MCAS be certified with what the FAA thought they had agreed in tailplane activation, or with what Boeing actually implemented?
12th Nov 2019, 16:56
Replies: 211
Views: 134,996
Posted By sky9

What the Panorama programme missed was the...

What the Panorama programme missed was the fantastic job that the airlines and crews do in planning and loading the minimum amout of fuel needed on each sector taking into account the weather and...
11th Nov 2019, 09:16
Replies: 4,656
Views: 4,203,622
Posted By sky9

I wrote in March this year on the Lionair thread:...

I wrote in March this year on the Lionair thread:
Add a third AOA with a different software programme for both and you have solved the issue of how to make a poor aircraft design at least flyable.
...
4th Nov 2019, 17:04
Replies: 4,656
Views: 4,203,622
Posted By sky9

The time has come for a bit of clarity from the...

The time has come for a bit of clarity from the regulators who should withdraw any existing approval of the MAX and invite Boeing to submit the aircraft for certification as a new aircraft type;...
6th Aug 2019, 12:09
Replies: 4,656
Views: 4,203,622
Posted By sky9

Airbus perhaps?

Airbus perhaps?
27th Jul 2019, 17:21
Replies: 4,656
Views: 4,203,622
Posted By sky9

When you have pilots in the right hand seat...

When you have pilots in the right hand seat straight out of training school with minimum hours and pilots in the left seat that have the same hours as required to sit in the right seat 40 years ago...
24th Jul 2019, 10:16
Replies: 32
Views: 17,770
Posted By sky9

It was best summed up by Andy Peters looking at a...

It was best summed up by Andy Peters looking at a 737 and asking if it was a 727.
24th Jul 2019, 08:49
Replies: 32
Views: 17,770
Posted By sky9

Danny (la Rue) died in 2009; the BBC died last...

Danny (la Rue) died in 2009; the BBC died last night.
15th Jul 2019, 18:10
Replies: 4,656
Views: 4,203,622
Posted By sky9

Or to quote an old British saying: "you can't...

Or to quote an old British saying: "you can't turn a pig's ear into a silk purse".
3rd Jun 2019, 17:44
Replies: 4,656
Views: 4,203,622
Posted By sky9

OK just an old fart but: In the 1970's the...

OK just an old fart but:
In the 1970's the company I joined demanded 2000 to sit in the right hand seat of a 737 and 5,000 for earliest move into the left.
Currently how many hours to sit in the...
10th May 2019, 07:12
Replies: 30
Views: 13,275
Posted By sky9

Don't allow them in.

Don't allow them in.
25th Apr 2019, 18:49
Replies: 5,127
Views: 10,386,554
Posted By sky9

Can I just highlight that the F/O had 200hrs...

Can I just highlight that the F/O had 200hrs experience. I didn't get a commercial pilots licence until I had flown 230 hours and didn't fly jets until I had 1800hrs. The company that I flew 737's...
9th Apr 2019, 16:06
Replies: 5,127
Views: 10,386,554
Posted By sky9

I'm just an old retired pilot. Couldn't the...

I'm just an old retired pilot.
Couldn't the same effect have been achieved by inputting nose down elevator? At least the crew would be kept in the picture and no lasting aerodynamic input would have...
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