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Forum: Tech Log
15th Nov 2017, 14:26
Replies: 7
Views: 4,570
Posted By EstorilM

GE has been quoted as having developed new...

GE has been quoted as having developed new technologies for the 9X blades which allow them to be thinner than previous designs; 4th generation fibers and resins, with blade-thickness similar to...
14th Nov 2017, 17:24
Replies: 147
Views: 84,681
Posted By EstorilM

You're right - never mind that part of my...

You're right - never mind that part of my response, if that was indeed the procedure that was being used instead of the current one, they wouldn't have been able to "tune-out" or whatever they did,...
Forum: Tech Log
14th Nov 2017, 15:18
Replies: 7
Views: 4,570
Posted By EstorilM

Might as well get some extra credit and go for...

Might as well get some extra credit and go for the GE9X design. ;)

If the GE90 blades were a work of art, the new design (especially with fewer blades) is a masterpiece.
...
14th Nov 2017, 15:07
Replies: 147
Views: 84,681
Posted By EstorilM

Wouldn't the net result of what you're proposing...

Wouldn't the net result of what you're proposing be a large number of aircraft all over the country lined up on a short final without an actual landing clearance?

In addition to making things...
Forum: Tech Log
9th Jan 2017, 14:08
Replies: 9
Views: 2,224
Posted By EstorilM

Does the wing size in relation to the aircraft...

Does the wing size in relation to the aircraft weight play a large role in the flare behavior? Common sense would seem to dictate so, but then again aerodynamic performance and behaviors are...
4th Jan 2017, 21:26
Replies: 59
Views: 30,731
Posted By EstorilM

Hmm - forgive me (while I take in all the other...

Hmm - forgive me (while I take in all the other elements, circumstantial evidence, etc) but..

WOW, has anyone else ever seen the integrated LED lighting on the escape slides? Is this new, normal,...
30th Dec 2016, 13:27
Replies: 1,098
Views: 1,147,425
Posted By EstorilM

noflynomore - True - and I agree, which was very...

noflynomore - True - and I agree, which was very poor airmanship (or, a continuation of poor airmanship, which shouldn't surprise me given what we know now!)

I simply mentioned it as an...
29th Dec 2016, 13:33
Replies: 1,098
Views: 1,147,425
Posted By EstorilM

Nah, the guy was part-owner of the company, and...

Nah, the guy was part-owner of the company, and understood the liability involved with the horrible decision-making which got them into the mess they were clearly in at that point of the flight. This...
23rd Dec 2016, 18:41
Replies: 158
Views: 164,481
Posted By EstorilM

Oh man, that picture is some scary stuff. I...

Oh man, that picture is some scary stuff.

I can't really fault them for not attempting to retract the flaps - considering they barely got into the air in their current config.

If the...
Forum: Tech Log
23rd Dec 2016, 18:36
Replies: 21
Views: 19,573
Posted By EstorilM

Most modern designs have them - the TBM's,...

Most modern designs have them - the TBM's, Pilatus', and as others said, King Airs, etc..

I didn't realize the ATR fuselage was wider than the Q400; I generally thought that was a larger aircraft...
23rd Dec 2016, 06:51
Replies: 301
Views: 277,051
Posted By EstorilM

Forgive me if I missed it, since I'm on my phone....

Forgive me if I missed it, since I'm on my phone.

I feel like I've heard terrain mentioned on ATC transcripts before?

Such as "EVA015 expedite right turn, heading 270 for terrain clearance" or...
22nd Dec 2016, 00:47
Replies: 158
Views: 164,481
Posted By EstorilM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWg7Fcw2oeA ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KWg7Fcw2oeA

Full series of videos including the post-crash scene, and the (apparent) survivor, however I just can't comprehend how anyone could possibly survive an...
22nd Dec 2016, 00:23
Replies: 158
Views: 164,481
Posted By EstorilM

ATCWatcher: The other two aircraft are impounded...

ATCWatcher: The other two aircraft are impounded at the (I believe) Brazilian Air Force's maintenance facility, pending payment on major work on all three aircraft. From what I know, they were able...
21st Dec 2016, 16:06
Replies: 158
Views: 164,481
Posted By EstorilM

MarkerInbound...

MarkerInbound (http://www.pprune.org/members/206121-markerinbound)

I noticed this as well, but it doesn't add up at all.

Personally, I highly doubt this was an intentional control input....
6th Dec 2016, 15:04
Replies: 1,098
Views: 1,147,425
Posted By EstorilM

Interesting article from Fox News Latino Lamia...

Interesting article from Fox News Latino Lamia pilot was facing trial, had arrest warrant issued for him in Bolivia | Fox News Latino...
Forum: Jet Blast
1st Dec 2016, 14:47
Replies: 173
Views: 19,994
Posted By EstorilM

You can't just call diesel "more dirty" than...

You can't just call diesel "more dirty" than petrol, considering the fact that they're converting about 30% more energy out of a given amount of fuel than petrol, you need to take those calculations...
Forum: ATC Issues
1st Dec 2016, 14:35
Replies: 11
Views: 3,503
Posted By EstorilM

She literally NEVER missed a beat, even after...

She literally NEVER missed a beat, even after losing transponder! Her multi-tasking of the Avianca flight was very impressive.

JFK should offer her a job. ;)
1st Dec 2016, 13:52
Replies: 1,098
Views: 1,147,425
Posted By EstorilM

In any event, that ATC transcript, conversion,...

In any event, that ATC transcript, conversion, audio, etc is damning.

Critical is the mention of "emergency fuel" which was NOT mentioned in the Avianca interview via the coms. Previously it was...
30th Nov 2016, 15:29
Replies: 1,098
Views: 1,147,425
Posted By EstorilM

IanWorthington: If they were told to, due...

IanWorthington:

If they were told to, due to an emergency aircraft diverting to Madellin - forcing a hold - which appears to be the case.

There's some confusion as to whether or not the other...
30th Nov 2016, 13:38
Replies: 1,098
Views: 1,147,425
Posted By EstorilM

evansb - there is no RAT installed on the...

evansb - there is no RAT installed on the aircraft.

From what I understand, once the generators (engines #1 and #4) are lost, there is significant loss of electrical power in the aircraft.

It...
30th Nov 2016, 03:07
Replies: 1,098
Views: 1,147,425
Posted By EstorilM

Long-time lurker, registered earlier to post...

Long-time lurker, registered earlier to post about the Avianca emergency flight which caused the hold of this aircraft - but by the time I got home it had already been mentioned.

Of the numerous...
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