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17th Aug 2016, 06:36
Replies: 15
Views: 8,152
Posted By grumpyoldgeek

Not the first time. Who can forget Captain...

Not the first time. Who can forget Captain Biggles..
http://www.pprune.org/private-flying/384905-light-aircraft-down-dundee.html
BBC NEWS | UK | Scotland | Pilot: Biggles tale saved me...
Forum: North America
23rd May 2016, 17:33
Replies: 3
Views: 3,208
Posted By grumpyoldgeek

Safe on the ground, Los Angeles Times is...

Safe on the ground, Los Angeles Times is reporting mechanical issue.

Delta flight makes emergency landing at LAX - LA Times...
8th Oct 2015, 14:05
Replies: 92
Views: 39,922
Posted By grumpyoldgeek

As far as letting a medical doctor on the flight...

As far as letting a medical doctor on the flight deck, 14 CFR 91.3 is pretty clear:

(b) In an in-flight emergency requiring immediate action, the pilot in command may deviate from...
30th Jul 2015, 16:47
Replies: 918
Views: 1,025,644
Posted By grumpyoldgeek

Losing an entire flaperon would almost certainly...

Losing an entire flaperon would almost certainly be classed as a flight control failure and in the US, require an NTSB report. I can't speak for other countries, but I would suspect their rules are...
30th May 2015, 15:03
Replies: 337
Views: 195,925
Posted By grumpyoldgeek

I don't know for sure, but there's several...

I don't know for sure, but there's several reasons why you would not want to encrypt the data and not a single reason why you would. That said, the data might not be in what we would consider "plain...
2nd Apr 2015, 22:23
Replies: 14
Views: 5,253
Posted By grumpyoldgeek

PP here. Am I the only one that carries a $200...

PP here. Am I the only one that carries a $200 handheld aviation radio in his flight bag?
25th Mar 2015, 17:09
Replies: 3,530
Views: 4,891,888
Posted By grumpyoldgeek

With the talk of finding the FDR but no memory...

With the talk of finding the FDR but no memory card, is it possible that they found the QAR, less it's memory card and mistaken it for the FDR?
24th Sep 2014, 23:40
Replies: 2,186
Views: 885,631
Posted By grumpyoldgeek

I don't believe anyone has died in a 787 yet. ...

I don't believe anyone has died in a 787 yet.

Which is dissimilar to the introduction of the 727. Something must have changed for the better.
14th Aug 2014, 20:41
Replies: 274
Views: 133,351
Posted By grumpyoldgeek

"Arm down and locked" added to before landing...

"Arm down and locked" added to before landing checklist?
18th Mar 2014, 23:33
Replies: 11,823
Views: 21,145,987
Posted By grumpyoldgeek

"Be transparent" could mean anything up to "we...

"Be transparent" could mean anything up to "we know exactly what happened to the airplane and we know that you know. And we are giving you a chance to announce it first." Just saying.
14th Mar 2014, 23:09
Replies: 11,823
Views: 21,145,987
Posted By grumpyoldgeek

Then you're doing better than me or the pilot was...

Then you're doing better than me or the pilot was ham-fisted. I was on a US Air A320 and the only way I could tell that the pilot started a racetrack holding pattern was looking out the window. And...
14th Mar 2014, 03:39
Replies: 11,823
Views: 21,145,987
Posted By grumpyoldgeek

Or acoustic. The P-8A can carry up to 121...

Or acoustic. The P-8A can carry up to 121 sonobouys.
14th Mar 2014, 00:57
Replies: 11,823
Views: 21,145,987
Posted By grumpyoldgeek

And I submit that there is a significant...

And I submit that there is a significant likelihood that US subs or subhunters have picked up the underwater ping from the emergency locator transmitter.

If so, expect a breakthrough in the next...
13th Mar 2014, 17:41
Replies: 11,823
Views: 21,145,987
Posted By grumpyoldgeek

That one is easy. Either a US sub or a US sub...

That one is easy. Either a US sub or a US sub killer picked up the ping.
12th Mar 2014, 00:06
Replies: 11,823
Views: 21,145,987
Posted By grumpyoldgeek

Doesn't seem likely. The code change switches...

Doesn't seem likely. The code change switches have a different and distinctive feel from the mode selector switch.
10th Mar 2014, 23:31
Replies: 11,823
Views: 21,145,987
Posted By grumpyoldgeek

Military radar data

It's been years since I've worked in the field, but in the day, the powers-that-be were extremely reluctant to publicly disclose anything that would reveal capabilities of their military radars. ...
11th Oct 2013, 17:45
Replies: 74
Views: 40,535
Posted By grumpyoldgeek

That occurred to me as well. Tiger team attack.

That occurred to me as well. Tiger team attack.
5th Sep 2013, 20:13
Replies: 3
Views: 5,267
Posted By grumpyoldgeek

United Airlines recalls 600 furlouged pilots

Training starts next month....

United Recalls Almost 600 Pilots From Furlough - ABC News (http://abcnews.go.com/Business/wireStory/united-recalls-600-pilots-furlough-20164726)
4th Aug 2013, 23:54
Replies: 1,150
Views: 620,471
Posted By grumpyoldgeek

Polyfuses?

Electrical engineer and PP here. I looked at Polyfuses in a design I was working on about a year ago. After playing around with them and a bench power supply, I decided that they could not be...
14th Jul 2013, 02:58
Replies: 1,150
Views: 620,471
Posted By grumpyoldgeek

Perhaps a new thread on "Emergency Response"...

Perhaps a new thread on "Emergency Response" would be appropriate. I'm tiered of hearing the whining about this when what I want to know about is what caused the fire.
27th May 2013, 22:00
Replies: 2,186
Views: 885,631
Posted By grumpyoldgeek

Ever miss a checklist item?

Ever miss a checklist item?
24th Apr 2013, 18:08
Replies: 2,186
Views: 885,631
Posted By grumpyoldgeek

With all the wisdom and engineering knowledge...

With all the wisdom and engineering knowledge (nudge, nudge, wink wink) on this forum, I suppose the members could design an outstanding aircraft themselves...
Forum: North America
19th Apr 2013, 21:41
Replies: 1
Views: 2,302
Posted By grumpyoldgeek

Cessna and one fatality. Fatal Cessna...

Cessna and one fatality.

Fatal Cessna plane crash in JCC | WAVY.com | Williamsburg (http://www.fox43tv.com/dpps/news/local/fatal-cessna-plane-crash-in-jcc_6005055)

Not really a Flight Deck...
17th Apr 2013, 21:49
Replies: 2,186
Views: 885,631
Posted By grumpyoldgeek

No. I think it's just camera perspective.

No. I think it's just camera perspective.
5th Apr 2013, 23:43
Replies: 2,186
Views: 885,631
Posted By grumpyoldgeek

One thing that's consistently assumed here is...

One thing that's consistently assumed here is that if Boeing hasn't publicized a fix, it hasn't happened.

That's a foolish assumption. Boeing knows how to play their cards next to their chest...
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