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11th Jul 2012, 08:54
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Posted By opherben

The Dominant Rule

Whatever you are flying, whenever and whatever the situation:
Proper Pilot selection, training and qualification will warrant safe, economical and predictable results. The rest are unimportant...
Forum: Tech Log
27th Jun 2011, 11:25
Replies: 3,435
Views: 1,389,801
Posted By opherben

Macinbird wrote: Incorrect statement, the...

Macinbird wrote:

Incorrect statement, the aircraft was nose high, low airspeed far below minimum for the configuration, weight and airmass instability, sinking like a rock.

What about the...
Forum: Tech Log
27th Jun 2011, 10:54
Replies: 3,435
Views: 1,389,801
Posted By opherben

RetiredF4 wrote: Computers and all other stuff...

RetiredF4 wrote: Computers and all other stuff built in to modern FBW aircraft don´t either, but they are deemed necessary anyway. Because they help and assist to implement airamship and flying...
Forum: Tech Log
26th Jun 2011, 08:51
Replies: 3,435
Views: 1,389,801
Posted By opherben

Since improper flying technique can get an...

Since improper flying technique can get an aircraft into stall, a pilot is trained for and is expected to recover from such condition, promptly and efficiently.
An aircraft with handling qualities...
Forum: Tech Log
24th Jun 2011, 17:54
Replies: 3,435
Views: 1,389,801
Posted By opherben

Technologs ask questions. Decision makers,...

Technologs ask questions.
Decision makers, having studied the evidence before them must provide timely answers. Two years on, the community, the customers, the families all need answers. I have...
Forum: Tech Log
24th Jun 2011, 07:56
Replies: 3,435
Views: 1,389,801
Posted By opherben

Denise Moore wrote: From my limited...

Denise Moore wrote:


From my limited 9000 hours along 36 years flying and gained understanding, a fliable aircraft, even when lacking an instrument or two, when CFIT from 38,000 feet, is the...
Forum: Tech Log
20th Jun 2011, 12:10
Replies: 3,435
Views: 1,389,801
Posted By opherben

HazelNuts39: The inherent wing...

HazelNuts39:




The inherent wing incidence in a transport aircraft, provides a level cabin in cruise. True with a straight wing, swept wing, any wing, in light, medium and heavy...
Forum: Tech Log
13th Jun 2011, 06:29
Replies: 3,435
Views: 1,389,801
Posted By opherben

RWA wrote, "So why no reason for the 2008 A320...

RWA wrote,
"So why no reason for the 2008 A320 accident at Perpignan either, opherben? In the final report? "
You are right. It isn't a complete, professional document. I say that being myself a...
Forum: Tech Log
13th Jun 2011, 06:21
Replies: 3,435
Views: 1,389,801
Posted By opherben

Bubbers44 wrote, "I know we are drifting off...

Bubbers44 wrote, "I know we are drifting off topic but I don't understand why the pitch for glideslope and power for airspeed is so hard to comprehend. All autopilots work this way. "

Repeating...
Forum: Tech Log
12th Jun 2011, 11:13
Replies: 3,435
Views: 1,389,801
Posted By opherben

Quote, "With the greatest respect to some: On...

Quote, "With the greatest respect to some: On Approach,

1) light aircraft use pitch for speed

2) Heavy Jets use thrust for speed

Too many light aircraft pilots here who obviously have no...
Forum: Tech Log
12th Jun 2011, 07:26
Replies: 3,435
Views: 1,389,801
Posted By opherben

BEA published facts found, not conclusions, that...

BEA published facts found, not conclusions, that is why no reason given for AF447.
Forum: Tech Log
12th Jun 2011, 07:20
Replies: 3,435
Views: 1,389,801
Posted By opherben

Flying Basics, straight and level: Pitch...

Flying Basics, straight and level:
Pitch attitude controls altitude
thrust controls airspeed
This for prop, jet, rocket any type of propulsion in fixed wing aircraft, but only on the front, right...
Forum: Tech Log
10th Jun 2011, 07:51
Replies: 3,435
Views: 1,389,801
Posted By opherben

Quote:"Why using the word around when they are...

Quote:"Why using the word around when they are accurate at the Sec for the other times in the note ...they have the accurate times or not ?
Can we take this BEA note as serious ?"
Not being...
Forum: Tech Log
3rd Jun 2011, 04:58
Replies: 3,435
Views: 1,389,801
Posted By opherben

stepwilk, bubbers44, are you suggesting people...

stepwilk, bubbers44,
are you suggesting people shouldn't have the right to express whatever they think, or that none is valid?
No more information would reveal whatever we don't yet know, BEA...
Forum: Tech Log
2nd Jun 2011, 06:38
Replies: 3,435
Views: 1,389,801
Posted By opherben

MountainBear wrote I beg to differ: a. Sully...

MountainBear wrote
I beg to differ:
a. Sully landed on the Hudson with his USAF training and experience background dominating, not airline training.
b. The way for cost effective and inexpensive...
Forum: Tech Log
1st Jun 2011, 08:36
Replies: 3,435
Views: 1,389,801
Posted By opherben

HundredPercentPlease wrote: "I too shall...

HundredPercentPlease wrote:
"I too shall declare my interest: A320 Captain.

I really don't know where to start with this thread. So much noise, so little signal. The number of red herrings and...
Forum: Tech Log
30th May 2011, 08:01
Replies: 3,435
Views: 1,389,801
Posted By opherben

A side comment about AOA indication, valuable...

A side comment about AOA indication, valuable info for such operation:
a. It can be measured directly with a vane, but is subject to icing.
b. It can be calculated from INS measurements, generally...
Forum: Tech Log
29th May 2011, 12:26
Replies: 3,435
Views: 1,389,801
Posted By opherben

To recover a stall, forward sidestick control...

To recover a stall, forward sidestick control motion is required. It was recovered once then the pilot longitudinal control moved aft and stayed there. The rest about such things like anti-spin...
Forum: Tech Log
29th May 2011, 12:04
Replies: 3,435
Views: 1,389,801
Posted By opherben

Since accident investigations are carried out to...

Since accident investigations are carried out to primarily prevent future similar occurences, and since to me it is clear that the crew knew the aircaft was in a stall, but based on control input...
Forum: Tech Log
28th May 2011, 16:15
Replies: 3,435
Views: 1,389,801
Posted By opherben

Nojwod wrote," As expected reading the last few...

Nojwod wrote," As expected reading the last few pages, the usual crowd of perfect pilots comes on to disparage those pilots who were imperfect, the only difference between the perfect pilots and the...
Forum: Tech Log
28th May 2011, 07:55
Replies: 3,435
Views: 1,389,801
Posted By opherben

a. Based on BEA factual report, that wasn't the...

a. Based on BEA factual report, that wasn't the case with AF447.
b. In such case, a few system design options to consider for autothrottle logic:
1. Use FMGC last known flight phase (climb, cruise,...
Forum: Tech Log
29th Jul 2010, 07:22
Replies: 2
Views: 1,173
Posted By opherben

Average flight time of that prototype is around 2...

Average flight time of that prototype is around 2 hours per flight.
The duration of an experimental test flight depends on its general goals and detailed test plan.
Each hour of experimental test...
11th Jun 2010, 07:35
Replies: 1,860
Views: 485,512
Posted By opherben

BOAC wrote: You may have noticed the...

BOAC wrote:


You may have noticed the flight was military, into a military airbase, flown by military pilots. This means that your expectations are not what happened. Based on 36 plus military...
Replies: 1,860
Views: 485,512
Posted By opherben

Impression

Since not all facts are in front of us, normally it is best to wait for the investigation findings. However I can't trust the Russian objectivity given their motives.

My view of the primary and...
Replies: 80
Views: 25,626
Posted By opherben

The original post doesn't belong in a...

The original post doesn't belong in a professional pilot forum.
Its existence questions whether the periodic medical check should include a mental state evaluation, the answer is obvious. Warp:sad:
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