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30th Jan 2016, 01:11
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Posted By goldfish85

B-747-400 Loss of Multiple Displays

I'm researching a paper on airplanes that experienced loss of multiple displays. I remember a pair of incidents to two SIA B-747-400's in which multiple displays were lost. One on 6 Nov 2001...
6th Apr 2015, 02:35
Replies: 3,529
Views: 4,961,339
Posted By goldfish85

Mental health screenings for pilots

I have been asked many times in the past week about why don't we screen you pilots to avoid this kind of problem. I simply report what the Aerospace Medical Association says. (This is the...
12th Dec 2014, 19:09
Replies: 420
Views: 66,163
Posted By goldfish85

Dan Winterland

Quote: The cost of certifying pilotless airliners will outweigh the cost savings of taking out the pilots. Especially bearing in mind you will have to have higher qualified operators on the ground...
11th Dec 2014, 21:52
Replies: 8
Views: 4,668
Posted By goldfish85

Beech Duchess Spins

The Beech Duchess (BE-76) was put through an extensive spin program during its development. This was reported in an AIAA meeting in the early 1980s. The certification flight tests were more extensive...
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Views: 66,163
Posted By goldfish85

Basil: "In order to maintain order on board there...

Basil: "In order to maintain order on board there has to be an appointed Pilot in Command. At the very least a change in law would be required to appoint, say, the chief steward as aircraft...
Replies: 420
Views: 66,163
Posted By goldfish85

[Autopilot takeoff is trivial compared to...

[Autopilot takeoff is trivial compared to autoland. I first took part in autolands with pax on board 50 years ago, but 3 aircraft generations later no-one has built a commercial aircraft with an...
26th Nov 2014, 20:11
Replies: 29
Views: 11,694
Posted By goldfish85

Cool Except that a Cessna 150 is certified to CAR 3,...

Except that a Cessna 150 is certified to CAR 3, not FAR 25 or CS-23.

Having owned one for some 20 years, the Cessna 150's maximum altitude is limited by power, certainly not by Mach.

As an...
Forum: Tech Log
24th Jun 2014, 04:01
Replies: 25
Views: 18,770
Posted By goldfish85

Enthusiastic amateurs?

Still, the real aviation guys live at the FAA.
The NTSB folks are more like enthusiastic amatuers, and this shows in many of their recommendations as well as their findings of probable cause.
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27th May 2014, 02:41
Replies: 19
Views: 3,590
Posted By goldfish85

For FAA certification, all Acrobatic Category...

For FAA certification, all Acrobatic Category airplanes must pass the intentional spin tests.

There is no single spin recovery technique required for FAA Part 23 spin approval. Whatever spin...
12th Nov 2013, 02:03
Replies: 317
Views: 110,868
Posted By goldfish85

I have some real drivel in this thread. I have...

I have some real drivel in this thread. I have to admit I heard the same when BA attempted an engine out transatlasntic flight.

I don't know what UAE's rules are, but taking the FARs (121.565 )...
15th Jan 2013, 00:46
Replies: 265
Views: 86,015
Posted By goldfish85

I do think we ought to give an "attaboy" to the...

I do think we ought to give an "attaboy" to the main landing gear design team on the MD-80.
14th Dec 2012, 15:10
Replies: 216
Views: 86,435
Posted By goldfish85

Mexico License If they were flying in Mexico...

Mexico License
If they were flying in Mexico with a valid Mexican license, what difference does it make what his USA privileges on a Temporary Airman Certificate are ?


"N" registered...
14th Oct 2012, 18:43
Replies: 551
Views: 103,987
Posted By goldfish85

I'm a little surprised at the revelation. When I...

I'm a little surprised at the revelation. When I went through Airbus training in the mid-2000s, the first session was flown in direct law to show me that it flew "like an airplane." I commented to...
31st Jul 2012, 05:26
Replies: 1,316
Views: 329,321
Posted By goldfish85

I've been following the discussion. When reading...

I've been following the discussion. When reading the interim reports, I had a great deal of difficulty in understanding what was going on in the pilots' minds. After reading the final report, I...
17th Apr 2012, 22:50
Replies: 7
Views: 2,543
Posted By goldfish85

FAR 23.221 deals with spins. The ball-width...

FAR 23.221 deals with spins. The ball-width requirement is to be applied only for airplanes certified as "spin resistant." I don't have a copy of SAE Aeronautical Standard 8004 which should list...
31st Mar 2012, 14:47
Replies: 47
Views: 19,705
Posted By goldfish85

Early in my career, a senior captain told me the...

Early in my career, a senior captain told me the most important FD mode was "off."


Goldfish
1st Mar 2012, 17:23
Replies: 411
Views: 219,574
Posted By goldfish85

Cyranno, I agree. It makes no sense to...

Cyranno,

I agree. It makes no sense to redact the registration, operator, and crew names. Particularly when they listed the serial number of the aircraft and the certificate numbers of the crew....
3rd Jan 2012, 23:01
Replies: 20
Views: 13,583
Posted By goldfish85

Sycamore: The television series where the...

Sycamore:

The television series where the German student at Empire Test Pilot School spun the light airplane was made in the mid=80's The airplane was a prototype SAH-1 airplane which had been...
16th Dec 2011, 02:06
Replies: 41
Views: 12,615
Posted By goldfish85

I think FAR 121.565 is pretty clear. (a)...

I think FAR 121.565 is pretty clear.

(a) Except as provided in paragraph (b) .. whenever an airplane engine fails or whenever an engine is shutdown to prevent possible damage, the pilot-in-command...
18th Nov 2011, 19:48
Replies: 48
Views: 17,650
Posted By goldfish85

JW-411, When I started with a US carrier...

JW-411,

When I started with a US carrier back in 1966, we were all issued cockpit keys. We were told they were the same for all carriers. I tried mine on a few other carriers and they all...
Forum: Tech Log
21st Oct 2011, 02:23
Replies: 1,412
Views: 382,770
Posted By goldfish85

Burnswannabe, Your comments made me think...

Burnswannabe,

Your comments made me think (always a dangerous thing). Up until AFR447, I said that FBW has done more good than harm (much more). Until AFR447, there had been zero in-service...
8th Sep 2011, 01:27
Replies: 159
Views: 28,992
Posted By goldfish85

Sully had "0" time in the sim or real in 320...

Sully had "0" time in the sim or real in 320 water landings.


Yes, but he had lots of landings. A water forced landing is a lot easier than a land forced landing -- no obstacles. The basic...
Forum: Tech Log
3rd Sep 2011, 01:11
Replies: 3,435
Views: 1,366,078
Posted By goldfish85

Garageyears Left-seat/right-seat - pretty...

Garageyears

Left-seat/right-seat - pretty much everyone reading this post has a mouse sitting just to the right of their keyboard I'd bet. Switch the mouse to the left-side and leave it there...
Forum: Tech Log
13th Jul 2011, 22:53
Replies: 3,435
Views: 1,366,078
Posted By goldfish85

Quote: "The cases are...

Quote:
"The cases are completely different."
It is a remarkable coincidence that both zoomed at 4.2 deg AoA
4th Jul 2011, 23:17
Replies: 163
Views: 50,354
Posted By goldfish85

We need to keep what V1 really means. It is...

We need to keep what V1 really means. It is solely based on a single engine failure. If I might quote from FAR 1

V1means the maximum speed in the takeoff at which the pilot must take the first...
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