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23rd Jan 2020, 14:01
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Posted By OldnGrounded

Actually, it may well be that trimming with the...

Actually, it may well be that trimming with the hand wheels could take as much or more strength than could be mustered, together with some rather fancy (and untrained) flying skills, at some...
23rd Jan 2020, 00:51
Replies: 91
Views: 25,291
Posted By OldnGrounded

I think that captain falls into the group of...

I think that captain falls into the group of exhausted pilots repeatedly fatigued by inhuman rostering. Among other things.
22nd Jan 2020, 13:55
Replies: 91
Views: 25,291
Posted By OldnGrounded

No problem. We're all just trying to sort out a...

No problem. We're all just trying to sort out a truly complex and confusing situation.

FYI, here's the relevant finding re: inadequate documentation, item 6 of Dekker's findings and conclusions:
22nd Jan 2020, 01:01
Replies: 26
Views: 13,358
Posted By OldnGrounded

The headline simply says what happened. The...

The headline simply says what happened. The financial media are full of headlines equally or more alarming. Investor's Business Daily was running this:

"Boeing Dives to Crisis Low on 737 MAX...
22nd Jan 2020, 00:47
Replies: 193
Views: 67,796
Posted By OldnGrounded

See the thread here on that story for news that...

See the thread here on that story for news that the Dutch Safety Board has now published the cited report.
...
21st Jan 2020, 23:38
Replies: 91
Views: 25,291
Posted By OldnGrounded

Dutch regulators have just published the study...

Dutch regulators have just published the study cited in yesterday's NY Times story:
21st Jan 2020, 23:35
Replies: 26
Views: 13,358
Posted By OldnGrounded

Yup. From NBC:Boeing halts shares trading after...

Yup. From NBC:Boeing halts shares trading after stock plunges by almost 6 percent...
21st Jan 2020, 23:27
Replies: 14
Views: 6,026
Posted By OldnGrounded

Is this satire?

Is this satire?
Forum: Tech Log
21st Jan 2020, 18:07
Replies: 60
Views: 17,821
Posted By OldnGrounded

I seriously doubt that Boeing would find it...

I seriously doubt that Boeing would find it difficult to arrange to test on a ready-to-fly MAX in a safe and convenient location.
21st Jan 2020, 16:26
Replies: 91
Views: 25,291
Posted By OldnGrounded

I don't think anyone is arguing that the Turkish...

I don't think anyone is arguing that the Turkish Airlines crew wasn't largely responsible for the AMS crash. The point is simply that Boeing also had some responsibility and worked hard, apparently...
21st Jan 2020, 14:50
Replies: 91
Views: 25,291
Posted By OldnGrounded

It might have been beneficial for them to know...

It might have been beneficial for them to know that the recognizably-faulty data from the left radio altimeter was actually feeding the autothrottle logic. As it was, they knew the reading from that...
21st Jan 2020, 02:48
Replies: 91
Views: 25,291
Posted By OldnGrounded

No. There will always be emergencies in which...

No. There will always be emergencies in which pilots respond effectively, as well as emergencies when pilots do not do so. And the very same pilots might find themselves in either situation on any...
21st Jan 2020, 01:06
Replies: 91
Views: 25,291
Posted By OldnGrounded

There was no information in the FCOM to indicate...

There was no information in the FCOM to indicate that the AT was always controlled based upon inputs from the left RA, even when the right FCC was active.
Forum: Tech Log
20th Jan 2020, 20:59
Replies: 60
Views: 17,821
Posted By OldnGrounded

I don't have any argument with what you have...

I don't have any argument with what you have written, except that it really isn't responsive to my post to which you are responding. Maybe you clicked in the wrong post?
Forum: Tech Log
20th Jan 2020, 17:19
Replies: 60
Views: 17,821
Posted By OldnGrounded

Yes, I think most of us here understand the...

Yes, I think most of us here understand the above. The point I've been trying to make is that you learn whether or not you've gotten it right by testing and, if your system is failing to run, or...
Forum: Tech Log
20th Jan 2020, 13:30
Replies: 60
Views: 17,821
Posted By OldnGrounded

Quote: Originally Posted by tdracer View Post...

Quote:
Originally Posted by tdracer View Post (https://www.pprune.org/rumours-news/628965-new-software-issues-found-max.html#post10667048)
These issues can also be hard to find during development...
Forum: Tech Log
20th Jan 2020, 13:25
Replies: 60
Views: 17,821
Posted By OldnGrounded

Nope, I don't understand that, at all. For this...

Nope, I don't understand that, at all. For this to crop up at this point in the process (when Boeing has been telling the world for some time that MCAS 2.0 is ready to go and just needs FAA...
20th Jan 2020, 13:17
Replies: 243
Views: 119,316
Posted By OldnGrounded

Perhaps I don't understand what you meant here,...

Perhaps I don't understand what you meant here, but, unless I'm confused . . .

Pretty much the entire community affected by the incident has a need to know, together with the public officials who...
Forum: Tech Log
20th Jan 2020, 00:05
Replies: 60
Views: 17,821
Posted By OldnGrounded

I dunno. I can think of lots of failures that...

I dunno. I can think of lots of failures that popped up late in the game and brought us up short when we thought we were almost home free, but I can't remember not noticing that a system wasn't...
Forum: Tech Log
19th Jan 2020, 19:53
Replies: 60
Views: 17,821
Posted By OldnGrounded

Indeed. How can you possibly not notice that a...

Indeed. How can you possibly not notice that a system under active development is failing (or failing to perform) a POST (power-on self-test) or equivalent? If this is really true, it's a pretty...
18th Jan 2020, 23:46
Replies: 243
Views: 119,316
Posted By OldnGrounded

As I've said, above, exaggeration of claims is...

As I've said, above, exaggeration of claims is pretty much an unavoidable feature of an adversarial legal system. If you get some sort of personal satisfaction from believing and asserting that...
18th Jan 2020, 20:05
Replies: 243
Views: 119,316
Posted By OldnGrounded

Civil liability? He's probably protected by two...

Civil liability? He's probably protected by two things (at least): (1) Someone else -- the union, the employer, or his personal insurance carrier -- is going to foot the bills for defense and...
18th Jan 2020, 19:59
Replies: 243
Views: 119,316
Posted By OldnGrounded

I'm finding all of the outrage over the certainty...

I'm finding all of the outrage over the certainty of lawsuits and the mockery of the claimants and their attorneys rather amusing. It's amusing for several reasons:

1. Virtually the entire...
17th Jan 2020, 23:17
Replies: 21
Views: 12,259
Posted By OldnGrounded

From the story in the Graun...

From the story in the Graun (https://www.theguardian.com/uk-news/2020/jan/17/heathrow-arrivals-halted-by-raf-during-security-incident):

RAF statement:



and:
17th Jan 2020, 20:47
Replies: 243
Views: 119,316
Posted By OldnGrounded

And here's the relevant section of Order JO...

And here's the relevant section of Order JO 7110.65, for ATC:



As Catwalk Dweller suggests, there may not be an absolute requirement to notify ATC of fuel dumping, but it is clearly expected...
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