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19th May 2021, 20:34
Replies: 13
Views: 5,428
Posted By PJ2

Great read, Centaurus, brought some memories of...

Great read, Centaurus, brought some memories of early days back as well.
PJ2
15th May 2021, 14:41
Replies: 76
Views: 19,718
Posted By PJ2

Dave, here's a quotation from a 1998 Boeing...

Dave, here's a quotation from a 1998 Boeing document that may touch on what you're looking for:
Forum: Tech Log
26th Apr 2021, 16:19
Replies: 3
Views: 1,765
Posted By PJ2

Not sure how "tin-foil hats" comes into the...

Not sure how "tin-foil hats" comes into the discussion, but regarding the environmental impact of "aviation", (vs. other contributions), from NATURE...
Forum: Tech Log
30th Mar 2021, 15:29
Replies: 9
Views: 1,218
Posted By PJ2

. . . and in fully manual mode, out of all...

. . . and in fully manual mode, out of all detents, the Airbus thrust levers work just like any other thrust lever/throttle/loud-lever. One just has to be aware of what the autothrust was commanding...
Forum: Tech Log
25th Mar 2021, 16:37
Replies: 24
Views: 3,536
Posted By PJ2

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aterpster, re "didn't have GPS" - yes, that's correct. To be clear, the NTSB does not cite the absence of GPS as a primary cause:

From the Wiki:


From the NTSB Report...
Forum: Tech Log
15th Mar 2021, 15:29
Replies: 47
Views: 7,048
Posted By PJ2

safetypee, agree with your observation re b....

safetypee, agree with your observation re b. leading b., etc., but, (and perhaps vilas meant this), what is correct, is that the FDs do tell you what the automatics are doing & going to do, and that...
Forum: Tech Log
15th Mar 2021, 02:14
Replies: 47
Views: 7,048
Posted By PJ2

Yes it will and watching carefully if the...

Yes it will and watching carefully if the runway/touchdown-target point is stationary & remaining in one place or "walking up the windshield or down"... ;-)
PJ2
10th Jan 2021, 02:28
Replies: 849
Views: 805,450
Posted By PJ2

krismiler Hmm...if 15m of water, that is...

krismiler

Hmm...if 15m of water, that is exactly half the fuselage length, so the wreckage would be buried deeply if the descent was as fast as it appears, making recovery a bit more difficult....
20th Sep 2020, 01:55
Replies: 723
Views: 299,321
Posted By PJ2

etudiant It is up to Boeing's CEO and...

etudiant

It is up to Boeing's CEO and Executive Management to interpret the Committee Report regarding Friedman's work; that would go for almost all private, unelected...
19th Sep 2020, 16:33
Replies: 723
Views: 299,321
Posted By PJ2

GlobalNav - I think most know the "how and why"...

GlobalNav - I think most know the "how and why" these two B737 MAX's crashed and Boeing faces a disastrous position within the American and world aviation industry. Unfortunately, as power grows...
18th Sep 2020, 18:25
Replies: 723
Views: 299,321
Posted By PJ2

Some one had suggested that this was an "SMS...

Some one had suggested that this was an "SMS problem", or represents "the" problem with SMS. No way - first, SMS is an airline safety process and that is not the main problem here. Added: While there...
18th Sep 2020, 16:32
Replies: 723
Views: 299,321
Posted By PJ2

:ok: +1 The manufacturer is expected to adhere...

:ok: +1
The manufacturer is expected to adhere to the highest possible design and engineering standards and the regulator must ensure that that is the case. This bi-partisan report emphasizes this...
11th Aug 2020, 13:28
Replies: 362
Views: 184,124
Posted By PJ2

Thanks, tdracer...of course! ;) vilas, good...

Thanks, tdracer...of course! ;)

vilas, good demonstration; the A340 & A330 main gear are similar - slight extension on rotation for tail clearance. The oleo is shortened slightly on retraction and...
10th Aug 2020, 14:13
Replies: 362
Views: 184,124
Posted By PJ2

Re position of the throttles - anything is...

Re position of the throttles - anything is possible here as to why pedestal controls are in the position they are - it is possible that the separate of fuselage sections pulled the cables...
9th Aug 2020, 00:26
Replies: 362
Views: 184,124
Posted By PJ2

The recorders should be in excellent shape - do...

The recorders should be in excellent shape - do they have them yet?
5th Jul 2020, 13:45
Replies: 1,674
Views: 2,752,992
Posted By PJ2

Hi vilas - not current, but if I remember, in the...

Hi vilas - not current, but if I remember, in the Emer Electrical Config the a/c is in Alt.Law as stated, but all protections are lost and when the gear goes down the aircraft reverts to Direct...
16th Jun 2020, 17:46
Replies: 1,674
Views: 2,752,992
Posted By PJ2

Re "culture stems from the top...all the way to...

Re "culture stems from the top...all the way to the 'shop floor' ." Indeed it does and this is true of any & all human organizational behaviour. Take a look at Flight Safety Foundation Human Factors...
10th Jun 2020, 20:13
Replies: 1,674
Views: 2,752,992
Posted By PJ2

Here, no difference. But the point is, in all...

Here, no difference.
But the point is, in all communications there are always two and "what you do" is based upon a clear understanding of what the other said, even if one does nothing. The...
10th Jun 2020, 18:59
Replies: 1,674
Views: 2,752,992
Posted By PJ2

Since the AF447 threads, it's always a pleasure...

Since the AF447 threads, it's always a pleasure to read your contributions, WillowRun.

Re, "comfortable", etc., good question. It's like the phrase I've heard on occasion, "yeah, we'll do all...
7th Jun 2020, 19:54
Replies: 1,674
Views: 2,752,992
Posted By PJ2

Yeah, confusing once I re-read it - "very low...

Yeah, confusing once I re-read it - "very low go-around rate for the number of non-stabilized approaches indicated in the data", is what I meant to convey.
7th Jun 2020, 17:58
Replies: 1,674
Views: 2,752,992
Posted By PJ2

FOQA/FDM data typically shows a very low...

FOQA/FDM data typically shows a very low non-stable approach to go-around ratio. Despite the data being presented to pilots and management/training alike, breaking through this phenomena has proven...
30th May 2020, 21:55
Replies: 1,674
Views: 2,752,992
Posted By PJ2

Great post, lederhosen. I think the industry...

Great post, lederhosen.

I think the industry is on its way to addressing the decreasing/degrading skill problem - certainly simulator curricula are increasingly providing this. I agree it isn't...
30th May 2020, 00:03
Replies: 1,674
Views: 2,752,992
Posted By PJ2

Hi td - yes, I thought what you wrote was spot on...

Hi td - yes, I thought what you wrote was spot on because that is precisely what occurred. Perfectly serviceable & nobody home.

Knowing one's airplane including its energy-level & trend, the...
29th May 2020, 22:17
Replies: 1,674
Views: 2,752,992
Posted By PJ2

Thumbs up Precisely. Why these observations/comments...

Precisely.

Why these observations/comments about "non-moving thrust levers" continue to arise in discussions regarding accidents involving Airbus after thirty years of worldwide A320 flying, is a...
24th May 2020, 19:32
Replies: 1,674
Views: 2,752,992
Posted By PJ2

Once below 260kts, the valve opens and the gear...

Once below 260kts, the valve opens and the gear extends as per the gear handle selection. It's a trap if it doesn't work that way.
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