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24th Jun 2019, 09:31
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Posted By Bleve

Apparently not. 😄 Geostationary satellites are...

Apparently not. 😄 Geostationary satellites are always located directly above the equator. The distance from there to Japan will be about the same as to NZ and Oz. For example hereís a view from...
20th Apr 2019, 00:09
Replies: 921
Views: 2,116,973
Posted By Bleve

If TOGA thrust was inadvertently and unexpectedly...

If TOGA thrust was inadvertently and unexpectedly applied, then the subsequent events have all the hallmarks of Somatogravic illusion. From:

Somatogravic Illusion - AviationKnowledge...
18th Apr 2019, 00:13
Replies: 908
Views: 931,391
Posted By Bleve

Also for fighters with probe and drogue refueling...

Also for fighters with probe and drogue refueling (eg F/A18) the basket can catch and rip out a blade/vane AoA sensor - less likely with a pressure sensor.
17th Apr 2019, 23:07
Replies: 5,129
Views: 10,187,645
Posted By Bleve

Thanks meleagertoo. Yes simultaneous postings. ...

Thanks meleagertoo. Yes simultaneous postings. Thankfully with the same message. As they say out in my part of the world: 'Happy Landings'.
17th Apr 2019, 22:41
Replies: 5,129
Views: 10,187,645
Posted By Bleve

I would suggest that if a stick shaker is genuine...

I would suggest that if a stick shaker is genuine at rotation, you wouldn't be getting airborne, you would be tail scraping your a*** down the runway. If the take-off has been normal (ie normal...
5th Apr 2019, 20:42
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Views: 10,187,645
Posted By Bleve

I don’t fly the 737 Max, but after doing a bit of...

I don’t fly the 737 Max, but after doing a bit of ‘what-if-ing’, I’ve come to the conclusion that if I were a Max pilot and had stick shaker on take-off, I would not fully retract the flaps. I would...
28th Mar 2019, 12:55
Replies: 5,129
Views: 10,187,645
Posted By Bleve

In the aftermath of the AF447 accident, Boeing...

In the aftermath of the AF447 accident, Boeing (and Airbus) substantially changed the Unreliable Airspeed non-normal checklist (NNC). The message that has since been repeatably reinforced is that if...
21st Mar 2019, 19:26
Replies: 921
Views: 2,116,973
Posted By Bleve

Unhappy Somatogravic Illusion...

Somatogravic Illusion (http://aviationknowledge.wikidot.com/aviation:somatogravic-illusion)
Iíve experienced it once at night and I can tell you it is almost totally overwhelming. I can easily...
16th Mar 2019, 03:19
Replies: 921
Views: 2,116,973
Posted By Bleve

Reminds me of a scenario I saw in a 767 Sim a few...

Reminds me of a scenario I saw in a 767 Sim a few years ago. A standard Go-Around from about 200ft AGL with autopilot engaged. Missed approach altitude was 3000ft. Everything appeared normal, we...
28th Feb 2019, 01:13
Replies: 34
Views: 27,567
Posted By Bleve

From BKK, L888 is a shorter route to Europe than...

From BKK, L888 is a shorter route to Europe than going south through the ME. But it has significant challenges. First there is the very high terrain. Safety heights are above 20,000 ft for lengthy...
12th Jan 2019, 13:21
Replies: 41
Views: 11,279
Posted By Bleve

The biggest issue during pole reversal will be...

The biggest issue during pole reversal will be increased exposure to solar radiation. With the magnetic poles currently near the North / South geographic poles, the magnetic field directs solar...
21st Dec 2018, 11:52
Replies: 10
Views: 2,522
Posted By Bleve

... in International Telecommunication Union...

... in International Telecommunication Union (ITU) regions 1 & 3. In ITU region 2 (the Americas) frequency spacing is 10kHz. Thus flying across the Pacific you will be exposed to both.
13th Dec 2018, 23:39
Replies: 7
Views: 6,112
Posted By Bleve

You have to modify Adobe Flash Settings to...

You have to modify Adobe Flash Settings to authorise the location of the CBT files. To do this:

1. Right click on the blue screen with the undefined dialogue box (this should bring up the Adobe...
9th Dec 2018, 12:43
Replies: 107
Views: 43,052
Posted By Bleve

Fluctuating ILS glidepath signals are not...

Fluctuating ILS glidepath signals are not uncommon. Usually always caused by large lumps of metal (ie aircraft on the ground) moving between you and the transmitter. Iíve seen it at VHHH, KLAX &...
30th Nov 2018, 03:25
Replies: 2,098
Views: 1,089,459
Posted By Bleve

I have often ridden on a flightdeck jumpseat even...

I have often ridden on a flightdeck jumpseat even though I was on the manifest as a passenger.
29th Nov 2018, 03:09
Replies: 2,098
Views: 1,089,459
Posted By Bleve

The MAX has larger engine casings that are...

The MAX has larger engine casings that are mounted further forward than earlier 737's. At high AoA's, those engine casings start generating lift, which creates a nose up pitching moment. The MCAS is...
21st Nov 2018, 22:52
Replies: 2,098
Views: 1,089,459
Posted By Bleve

Your speaking with the benefit of hindsight. Put...

Your speaking with the benefit of hindsight. Put yourself in their shoes: 25nm MSA to the north is 2300'. Grid MORA's to the north are 3100'. Their intention was to return to Jakarta. Assuming they...
11th Nov 2018, 01:04
Replies: 2,098
Views: 1,089,459
Posted By Bleve

Thanks Halfnut for sharing that email. As the...

Thanks Halfnut for sharing that email. As the email states: '... it is a subject that is generating a great deal of interest ...'. By sharing outside the email's target audience, you have...
9th Nov 2018, 05:57
Replies: 2,098
Views: 1,089,459
Posted By Bleve

Ever since AF447, 'IAS Disagree' has been front...

Ever since AF447, 'IAS Disagree' has been front and centre of emergency training. Quite possibly on this flight the AOA issue generated an IAS Disagree message and the crew (quite reasonably)...
6th Nov 2018, 05:48
Replies: 2,098
Views: 1,089,459
Posted By Bleve

Firstly with Aeroperu 603, it was the static...

Firstly with Aeroperu 603, it was the static ports that were covered, so the IAS will indicate correctly at the altitude the static ports were covered. During the take-off roll everything appeared...
6th Nov 2018, 03:15
Replies: 2,098
Views: 1,089,459
Posted By Bleve

This has been discussed already in the thread,...

This has been discussed already in the thread, but yes P+A=P applies to all aeroplanes, even big jet ones. After the AF447 accident Boeing (and I'm guessing Airbus) rewrote the Unreliable Airspeed...
1st Nov 2018, 19:18
Replies: 2,098
Views: 1,089,459
Posted By Bleve

Unfortunately you canít make that assumption -...

Unfortunately you canít make that assumption - humans sometimes donít act reasonably. In the recent Malaysian Airlines incident at Brisbane (pitot covers left on), both pilots observed red speed...
31st Oct 2018, 14:34
Replies: 244
Views: 100,117
Posted By Bleve

As far as I'm aware, it's not an 'add on', but a...

As far as I'm aware, it's not an 'add on', but a 'standard' part of the 'E' (ie Enhanced) bit of Honeywell's EGPWS. If you have EGPWS with the Terrain Alerting Display option enabled, you have TCF.
31st Oct 2018, 05:21
Replies: 2,098
Views: 1,089,459
Posted By Bleve

They sure did - they got airborne with the pitot...

They sure did - they got airborne with the pitot covers still on. Preliminary report here: https://www.atsb.gov.au/publications/investigation_reports/2018/aair/ao-2018-053/
31st Oct 2018, 00:27
Replies: 244
Views: 100,117
Posted By Bleve

Here's some (de-identified) slides from our GNSS...

Here's some (de-identified) slides from our GNSS training package for my Boeing aircraft:
...
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