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20th Dec 2018, 17:01
Replies: 103
Views: 91,898
Posted By poorjohn

LATAM B773 complete electrical failure?

Incident: LATAM B773 near Belo Horizonte on Dec 20th 2018, electrical failures (http://avherald.com/h?article=4c1cc3f6&opt=0)

Surprised this isn't a hot topic - I must not understand the situation...
20th Dec 2016, 19:50
Replies: 301
Views: 279,968
Posted By poorjohn

Yeah, the tape is quite interesting in that...

Yeah, the tape is quite interesting in that regard. Controller seemed okay parroting the routine stuff to other flights but seemed to switch into panic mode when dealing with EVA. End of a long...
9th Dec 2016, 17:40
Replies: 41
Views: 21,412
Posted By poorjohn

At least you won't encounter a flock of 'em

Fake news is much more interesting than boring old reality, and riles up the masses into grabbing their pitch-forks and torches and taking action. Poking their own eyes out with the pitch-forks...
3rd Nov 2016, 15:56
Replies: 204
Views: 178,253
Posted By poorjohn

As SLF scum I prefer an exit-row seat and thus...

As SLF scum I prefer an exit-row seat and thus have heard a bag of 'briefings'. Almost all are two steps: "Tell me you're willing and able" and "Look at the pretty pictures on the safety card"....
6th Aug 2016, 17:35
Replies: 58
Views: 47,673
Posted By poorjohn

So why isn't there an industry institution with a...

So why isn't there an industry institution with a noble name and purpose e.g. "Airline Safety Institute" supported by affected flight staff and others, hopefully some enlightened philanthropists,...
31st Jul 2016, 12:19
Replies: 7
Views: 6,107
Posted By poorjohn

I suppose the Union Chief knows what he's talking...

I suppose the Union Chief knows what he's talking about, but it sounds like AA is asking dispatchers/pilots to file optimistic-but-legal flight plans when a more conservative plan would show the crew...
28th Jun 2016, 15:02
Replies: 872
Views: 442,584
Posted By poorjohn

In some cultures there's only one voice.

In some cultures there's only one voice.
22nd Mar 2016, 17:24
Replies: 88
Views: 63,737
Posted By poorjohn

ILS27LEFT deserves more attention, especially...

ILS27LEFT deserves more attention, especially from people who can make it happen. His point boils down to a quick pre-screening at a place where an explosion would cause no headline-worthy damage,...
Forum: Jet Blast
9th Jan 2016, 15:19
Replies: 1
Views: 960
Posted By poorjohn

QR to JFK in ~12 hours

QR701 (B773) flew the route in about an hour less than scheduled. G/S on the pax display was around 550 (presumably mph) for much of the flight. F/A said we were doing m.95 in reply to my question,...
20th Nov 2015, 18:58
Replies: 72
Views: 28,390
Posted By poorjohn

I suppose great minds have considered thrusters...

I suppose great minds have considered thrusters of some kind to augment aerodynamic controls, and that doesn't work?
29th Oct 2015, 16:19
Replies: 13
Views: 12,179
Posted By poorjohn

It sounds like the damage to the second engine...

It sounds like the damage to the second engine was detected while the aircraft was still on the ground, not after it had been returned to service.
8th Aug 2015, 11:02
Replies: 6
Views: 5,910
Posted By poorjohn

The problem is that engine shut-downs in flight...

The problem is that engine shut-downs in flight have become acceptable. "We're very nearly 100% sure the other one will keep running for a while longer" is delusional in a world where operations and...
19th Jul 2015, 15:40
Replies: 97
Views: 45,569
Posted By poorjohn

My read of the ATC conversation suggests the...

My read of the ATC conversation suggests the problem was its wishy-washy nature. The F16 pilot was kinda-maybe-sorta thinking he just might maybe be seeing the Cessna, and ATC, who didn't want to...
Forum: Jet Blast
14th May 2015, 10:23
Replies: 10
Views: 1,511
Posted By poorjohn

What's he on about? Everyone knows it won't be...

What's he on about? Everyone knows it won't be discovered for another 250 years.
Forum: Tech Log
3rd May 2015, 13:26
Replies: 98
Views: 27,721
Posted By poorjohn

(The design fault here is that the software does...

(The design fault here is that the software does not count characters I've typed within a quote, so I have to say something I didn't need to say outside the quote or it will flog me because my...
Forum: Tech Log
3rd May 2015, 05:30
Replies: 98
Views: 27,721
Posted By poorjohn

I'm pretty sure it can be qualified "by...

I'm pretty sure it can be qualified "by inspection".
23rd Jan 2015, 22:34
Replies: 29
Views: 8,943
Posted By poorjohn

A380 a ho-hum bus

Having ridden them a few times - all BA, and always in biz - so no comparison to other flavors - unless you want some sort of bragging rights for doing something your neighbor hasn't done, in BA...
9th Jan 2015, 16:50
Replies: 3,924
Views: 3,845,405
Posted By poorjohn

AirScotia: Linear velocity has a speed and...

AirScotia:

Linear velocity has a speed and direction component, but they aren't involved in a product that says something about the energy of the system. That would be speed and mass.
...
8th Jan 2015, 20:38
Replies: 3,924
Views: 3,845,405
Posted By poorjohn

Is TCAS useful in that situation?

Is TCAS useful in that situation?
3rd Jan 2015, 18:13
Replies: 21
Views: 4,298
Posted By poorjohn

Pax life vests not MEL?

Out of DUB a couple of days ago, I noted a life vest on the floor in front of me, got an FA's attention, explained where it was found, handed it to her. She went off with it as if it were an empty...
2nd Jan 2015, 12:26
Replies: 4
Views: 2,071
Posted By poorjohn

Equipment on the field at DUB during high winds?

Landed DUB yesterday (EI A320) and noticed equipment (one truck) standing by near the runway. Remained in position as we trundled off toward the gate. Crew had announced high winds expected for our...
Forum: Tech Log
20th Dec 2014, 04:41
Replies: 5
Views: 1,702
Posted By poorjohn

air bags at airplane seats?

The popular press reports that three Boeing workers (or suppliers) were injured when airbags in the seats they were working on discharged.

Airbags in seats?
Replies: 420
Views: 67,385
Posted By poorjohn

Out of curiosity (as opposed to making an...

Out of curiosity (as opposed to making an offensive point) how is it that the USAF Global Hawk fleet operates without making "headlines"?
Forum: North America
18th Nov 2014, 15:23
Replies: 6
Views: 4,992
Posted By poorjohn

Existing designs are grandfathered?

Existing designs are grandfathered?
2nd Nov 2014, 16:45
Replies: 12
Views: 16,599
Posted By poorjohn

Oceanic815 - What does one say to ATC to...

Oceanic815 -
What does one say to ATC to politely refuse? "Unable?"
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