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17th Aug 2021, 18:05
Replies: 19
Views: 13,044
Posted By archae86

Moscow Times story

The Moscow times story can be seen here:

20th Oct 2020, 20:33
Replies: 129
Views: 44,198
Posted By archae86

reporting rules

The rules here are that COVID-19 deaths are attributed to the location of the individual's domicile, not the place they happen to die. "Here" in my case is New Mexico, USA, so likely the same rules...
Forum: Middle East
22nd Mar 2020, 18:28
Replies: 31
Views: 29,329
Posted By archae86


According to a story posted at CNBC, Emirates has revised this:

CNBC story on Emirates revision...
14th Jan 2020, 19:55
Replies: 49
Views: 20,789
Posted By archae86

One Biggee in original image

Google image search helpfully turned up some copies of the source image for this bit of Photoshop revision. No surprise the original has only one GE9X monster on it, not four.

For example this...
14th Dec 2019, 21:53
Replies: 64
Views: 43,629
Posted By archae86

Sorry about the link--I don't seem to know how to...

Sorry about the link--I don't seem to know how to get the site software not to mangle it. I actually used the editing command to insert a link, and at the time I did so it showed appropriate text for...
14th Dec 2019, 20:18
Replies: 64
Views: 43,629
Posted By archae86

One snapshot

I don't know on what date the spreadsheet was updated, nor do I know the author's sources, but believe him to have been publishing reasonably accurate 787 data for years.

Uresh, publishing at All...
20th Aug 2018, 02:45
Replies: 50
Views: 22,479
Posted By archae86


A local news source, Deseret News, lists the house address as 584 E Canyon Road in Payson Utah. Deseret News Story...
1st Aug 2018, 01:27
Replies: 178
Views: 117,541
Posted By archae86


My mistake, I guess. I'm not a pilot, and was speaking English, not realizing I had inadvertently employed a reserved term with a formal meaning. I just meant "terminated the takeoff while going...
1st Aug 2018, 00:42
Replies: 178
Views: 117,541
Posted By archae86

400 yards

The current Wall Street Journal story is posted here (but may be firewalled)

It asserts the...
21st Jul 2018, 21:25
Replies: 117
Views: 44,631
Posted By archae86

I had trouble finding a video. In case it might...

I had trouble finding a video. In case it might help anyone else, here is a link to a youtube one I found. As motions closely match descriptions by people posting here earlier, it may well be the...
Forum: Tech Log
23rd Mar 2018, 12:30
Replies: 13
Views: 3,852
Posted By archae86

backward capacitors

I have myself done first power up of circuit boards which I designed a number of times mostly in the middle 1980s. In my case the most troublesome initial bad outcomes involved severe local...
6th Dec 2017, 15:17
Replies: 559
Views: 575,441
Posted By archae86

in the air

Flight Radar24 is tracking it in flight under AFR371V, enroute to CDG.
16th Oct 2017, 14:08
Replies: 16
Views: 6,518
Posted By archae86

It is called a lead plane, and is a standard...

It is called a lead plane, and is a standard component of air tanker firefighting practice here in the USA.
9th Jun 2017, 17:12
Replies: 8
Views: 1,982
Posted By archae86

Spurious maximum after moderation

Close, I think, but the fit seems to be better to a slightly different procedure.
It appears to me that the software maintains an accurate "high-water mark" of the most current post in a thread...
16th May 2017, 21:09
Replies: 12
Views: 6,153
Posted By archae86


Since March 9, 2017 (http://atwonline.com/airframes/boeing-737-max-8-gains-faa-certification).
14th Mar 2017, 13:58
Replies: 484
Views: 566,445
Posted By archae86

This story...

This story (https://themoscowtimes.com/news/russian-military-pilot-in-fatal-black-sea-crash-was-in-full-control-of-plane-reports-57412) posted (in English) at the Moscow Times appears to stem from...
18th Jan 2017, 23:56
Replies: 377
Views: 413,406
Posted By archae86

I'm not a pilot, nor do I know the relevant 747...

I'm not a pilot, nor do I know the relevant 747 systems, but understand a little geometry.

Assuming a GPS approach, but with an altitude error instead of a position error of sufficient magnitude...
27th Dec 2016, 19:50
Replies: 484
Views: 566,445
Posted By archae86

Indeed--and it uses magnetic tape, not solid...

Indeed--and it uses magnetic tape, not solid state storage.
27th Dec 2016, 03:25
Replies: 484
Views: 566,445
Posted By archae86

Perhaps you forget AF447. That hit the water at...

Perhaps you forget AF447. That hit the water at a forward speed of 107 knots and nose-up pitch of 16.2 degrees. It was not "very survivable". Had we seen it, I think we'd have thought it to have a...
3rd Dec 2016, 22:08
Replies: 1,096
Views: 1,202,974
Posted By archae86

Possible measurement error contribution?

I'm not a pilot, but spent years in responsible positions in very high-value, high-technology factories. A lesson there is that maintenance of even the most critically important equipment was less...
30th Nov 2016, 04:27
Replies: 1,096
Views: 1,202,974
Posted By archae86

flight recorders appear in good condition

CNN has posted a link to a twitter posting (https://twitter.com/AerocivilCol/status/803680399893393408/photo/1) bearing an Aeronautica Civil imprint which includes this image:...
3rd Nov 2016, 22:24
Replies: 204
Views: 189,466
Posted By archae86


What if anything do they say about the decision to initiate? In particular, do they sternly advise you to await orders?
25th Sep 2016, 04:44
Replies: 72
Views: 37,311
Posted By archae86

Stop saying water douse is bad.

I happen to have a friend who happens to have an advanced degree from a serious school, who happened to spend a substantial part of the last few years of his working career tormenting various sort of...
8th Aug 2016, 21:51
Replies: 75
Views: 23,377
Posted By archae86

Need to use your backups, not just test them

One lesson I think I learned in another industry: if you want your backups and protections to work when they are needed, you have to actually integrate usage of them into your standard operations. ...
30th Mar 2016, 17:34
Replies: 1,540
Views: 1,677,171
Posted By archae86

force recording also

According to CFR 135.152 (https://www.law.cornell.edu/cfr/text/14/135.152) Flight Data Recorder requirements, force recording is definitely contemplated.

In particular this reference includes
9th Feb 2016, 17:54
Replies: 152
Views: 125,909
Posted By archae86

pacemaker red herring

I'd be interested in data, specifically the means of getting fission from Pu-238, and the burn rate expected from a battery to produce this sort of effect?[/quote]
Some hundreds or a few thousands...
5th Feb 2016, 15:19
Replies: 152
Views: 125,909
Posted By archae86

WSJ says explosive residue found

Any official report is likely in the future, but the Wall Street Journal today posted an article asserting that "a Western diplomat, said the investigators had found TNT residue on the remains of the...
30th Jan 2016, 17:29
Replies: 53
Views: 24,909
Posted By archae86

split scimitar differs from MAX winglet

The split scimitar second generation winglet which has recently been appearing as retrofits on Boeing NG 737s (especially Southwest and United -800 models) differs appreciably from the split winglet...
3rd Nov 2015, 19:52
Replies: 2,082
Views: 2,407,901
Posted By archae86



Feeding Google Translate the URL you posted gave me text for a version of the page time-stamped 23:26 on November 3 with the intriguing sentence:

The original Russian for...
13th Oct 2015, 04:02
Replies: 33
Views: 14,719
Posted By archae86

RT video suggests low altitude

While a video copied to youtube from a Russia Today source contains strong elements of propaganda, it clearly indicates pretty low altitude for the cruise portion of the mission. It also claims...
12th Sep 2015, 02:59
Replies: 52
Views: 23,640
Posted By archae86

Continue when locked?

Not a pilot, but a former reliability guy for the major microprocessor manufacturer, and well aware that routine checks can get skipped by human beings who don't think they'll ever catch anything. ...
10th Sep 2015, 20:07
Replies: 740
Views: 756,483
Posted By archae86

HPC disintegration detected

from the NTSB investigative update as posted here (http://www.pprune.org/rumours-news/567401-ba-777-fire-las-vegas-17.html#post9112427) by fokkerjet

Here is a link to a detailed diagram of a...
8th Sep 2015, 23:48
Replies: 740
Views: 756,483
Posted By archae86

passenger pic from another place

KVVU, a Las Vegas TV station, has posted this pic:


simply described as "a passenger...
Forum: Tech Log
15th Aug 2015, 04:25
Replies: 13
Views: 3,018
Posted By archae86

20% is not zero

I'm not a doctor, nor a pilot, but did take a course in cardiovascular pathophysiology in the Harvard/MIT Health Science and Technology curriculum during my mis-spent years in graduate school at the...
22nd Jul 2015, 20:17
Replies: 7
Views: 9,883
Posted By archae86

outer wing section pic

This picture posted at 747sp.com shows the starboard wing largely surviving outboard of an outboard engine. Otherwise a lot of ashes.
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