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31st Jul 2019, 16:41
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Posted By catch21

So the FAA decided this after the October...

So the FAA decided this after the October accident... and then waited for three days after the second accident before grounding the plane. Something sure doesn't add up here yet
10th Jun 2019, 12:50
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Posted By catch21

Perhaps they haven't yet learnt from the...

Perhaps they haven't yet learnt from the electronics and tech sectors, "someone will make an improved version of your best product, and you'd better make sure it's you".

Boeing need to decide and...
4th May 2019, 08:30
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Views: 10,298,623
Posted By catch21

I suppose if Boeing "did everything right"...

I suppose if Boeing "did everything right" they'll have a hard job justifying firing anyone for "doing something wrong" here?
10th Apr 2019, 13:46
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Posted By catch21

Sadly I haven't been able to keep up with all the...

Sadly I haven't been able to keep up with all the posts in this thread so apologies if this is a duplicate.

How did the MEL change with respect to AoA sensors with the introduction of MCAS?

My...
7th Apr 2019, 07:31
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Posted By catch21

Why isn’t there an “MCAS Active” warning or...

Why isn’t there an “MCAS Active” warning or annunciator?
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Apr 2017, 08:47
Replies: 1,804
Views: 1,054,899
Posted By catch21

Exactly! That's exactly the point. Why was that...

Exactly! That's exactly the point. Why was that formal procedure available when self-evidently it wasn't fit-for-purpose?

Aside weather radar, EGPWS, NV, FLIR, moving maps, Black Rock light and...
Forum: Rotorheads
16th Apr 2017, 08:21
Replies: 1,804
Views: 1,054,899
Posted By catch21

Planning a landing at 2am, cloud at 300', 100...

Planning a landing at 2am, cloud at 300', 100 miles from your home base, you will be looking for a formal procedure, paper or FMS. The question is, what formal procedures for Blacksod were available...
Forum: Rotorheads
15th Apr 2017, 20:00
Replies: 1,804
Views: 1,054,899
Posted By catch21

Regarding section 3.5.8 of the report, Operator's...

Regarding section 3.5.8 of the report, Operator's Route Guide, I would suggest two things:

APBSS, as shown, is a two-way route between Black Rock and Blacksod helipads because leg 5, BLKSD ->...
Forum: Rotorheads
14th Apr 2017, 10:41
Replies: 1,804
Views: 1,054,899
Posted By catch21

Black Rock (Mayo)...

Black Rock (Mayo) (http://www.irishlights.ie/tourism/our-lighthouses/black-rock-(mayo).aspx)

According to the link above it is a single flash every 12 seconds.
Forum: Rotorheads
27th Mar 2017, 11:43
Replies: 1,804
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Posted By catch21

Would the arming devices still be serviceable...

Would the arming devices still be serviceable after prolonged submersion? Also you have no control over the lift at all, even if it works, I'd imagine it would pop up like a cork disturbing valuable...
Forum: Rotorheads
25th Mar 2017, 14:22
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Views: 1,054,899
Posted By catch21

While somewhat tangential, for information I was...

While somewhat tangential, for information I was a coastguard for four years, operational lifeboat crew with the RNLI for ten years, and a launching authority for the RNLI for a further two years....
Forum: Rotorheads
24th Mar 2017, 11:48
Replies: 1,804
Views: 1,054,899
Posted By catch21

Can you confirm western face? Previous...

Can you confirm western face? Previous communications have said the area of interest is to the east?
Forum: Rotorheads
22nd Mar 2017, 11:31
Replies: 1,804
Views: 1,054,899
Posted By catch21

I think we need to keep an open mind. In the...

I think we need to keep an open mind. In the Glasgow thread there were some very, very loud voices in the room proclaiming "no way in the world could this helicopter be run to fuel exhaustion".
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Mar 2017, 18:08
Replies: 1,804
Views: 1,054,899
Posted By catch21

If the cloud base is 200-300 feet how can you...

If the cloud base is 200-300 feet how can you explain using Black Rock at 275 odd feet for routing in towards Blacksod at 40 odd feet?
Forum: Rotorheads
21st Mar 2017, 12:28
Replies: 1,804
Views: 1,054,899
Posted By catch21

I don't think their intention was to land at...

I don't think their intention was to land at Black Rock for the following reason. The radio message "Landing Blacksod" would have been noticed by another crew member, pointed out, and corrected.
29th Dec 2016, 10:45
Replies: 1,099
Views: 1,140,134
Posted By catch21

What can be learnt, what can change?

I'm struggling to pull any clear lessons out of this apart from the blindingly obvious ones.

It seems that some regions should be taking a good look at themselves and their practices. Apart from...
27th Dec 2016, 14:31
Replies: 1,099
Views: 1,140,134
Posted By catch21

But Celia didn't accept the flight plan. It was...

But Celia didn't accept the flight plan. It was stamped in the "Additional Information" box and she pointed out the short comings.
Forum: Rotorheads
10th Nov 2015, 15:31
Replies: 617
Views: 135,194
Posted By catch21

8Pieced: With the fuel sensor fault of...

8Pieced:

With the fuel sensor fault of GNWEM/GXMII, the supply tanks would show full at 90 kgs throughout. It is possible that the main tank sensors were affected also, I think they were...
4th Sep 2015, 11:03
Replies: 918
Views: 1,032,565
Posted By catch21

Then the flaperon may have been lost during the...

Then the flaperon may have been lost during the late high speed gliding phase due to flutter, which may explain why it is the only larger piece of debris not totally torn to pieces during impact...
3rd Sep 2015, 17:09
Replies: 918
Views: 1,032,565
Posted By catch21

also the idea of the search ships finding a near...

also the idea of the search ships finding a near intact hull are looking less likely now.

Why do you say that? Doesn't finding this flaperon in this condition support the theory that the aircraft...
24th Aug 2015, 11:06
Replies: 918
Views: 1,032,565
Posted By catch21

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thu...

https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/b/b3/Towed_pinger_locator.svg/2000px-Towed_pinger_locator.svg.png

Strangely, this is an MH370 wiki page showing exactly the thermocline I...
24th Aug 2015, 10:06
Replies: 918
Views: 1,032,565
Posted By catch21

Check for "thermocline". As divers in Florida we...

Check for "thermocline". As divers in Florida we regularly dove through a field of vegetation debris held some depth below the surface, passing between quite warm and quite cold water as we did so....
19th Aug 2015, 16:16
Replies: 918
Views: 1,032,565
Posted By catch21

At this point I would argue that it doesn't...

At this point I would argue that it doesn't matter to anyone apart from the families, whether it is "probably" or "certainly" from MH370, because it makes no difference.

Searching is still going...
7th Aug 2015, 12:33
Replies: 358
Views: 212,418
Posted By catch21

Fuel level

No mention of fuel level yet.
2nd Feb 2015, 17:13
Replies: 3,924
Views: 3,791,255
Posted By catch21

I don't know the specifics of the A320 FAC reset...

I don't know the specifics of the A320 FAC reset button but even if it powers the processor down and back up again to do a full system restart it will have had time to shutdown properly. If you power...
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