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Forum: Jet Blast
13th Mar 2020, 14:49
Replies: 13
Views: 5,248
Posted By Semreh

September 19th...

September 19th (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Talk_Like_a_Pirate_Day)
5th Mar 2020, 07:59
Replies: 362
Views: 271,998
Posted By Semreh

Flybe pensions

The only information I can find on the pension scheme is this report in The Telegraph: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2019/02/02/flybe-pensioners-risk-losing-virgin-takeover-bid-fails/


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26th Jan 2020, 18:22
Replies: 156
Views: 52,920
Posted By Semreh

Radio-altimeter displaying -8

By the way, if anyone is wondering why a radio-altimeter might display -8 as a legitimate reading on some aircraft types, this web-page gives some background:
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26th Jan 2020, 11:41
Replies: 156
Views: 52,920
Posted By Semreh

I hope I am not speaking only for myself when I...

I hope I am not speaking only for myself when I say that I am not seeking to devolve all, or even the majority of, the responsibility onto a Rad Alt failure. It is but one of the 'holes in the Swiss...
24th Jan 2020, 20:12
Replies: 156
Views: 52,920
Posted By Semreh

MechEngr Thank you for the discussion, which I...

MechEngr
Thank you for the discussion, which I am sure will be of interest to others, even if we continue to cordially disagree.

I hope you have a good weekend.
24th Jan 2020, 17:46
Replies: 156
Views: 52,920
Posted By Semreh

So you agree that MCAS is not continuous, and...

So you agree that MCAS is not continuous, and therefore it is entirely reasonable not to characterise its operation as continuous/runaway, so not applying the runaway stabiliser QRH procedure is a...
24th Jan 2020, 15:35
Replies: 156
Views: 52,920
Posted By Semreh

@MechEngr Does that mean continuous...

@MechEngr



Does that mean continuous functions (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Continuous_function) have no meaning?

If you can understand the concept of an expected duration of a process,...
24th Jan 2020, 09:20
Replies: 156
Views: 52,920
Posted By Semreh

Parallel with Lion Air

It is interesting reading the full report in the light of the MCAS involved crashes, especially the Lion Air crash.

The Dutch report on the crash of Turkish TC-JGE, 25 Feb 2009...
24th Jan 2020, 07:00
Replies: 156
Views: 52,920
Posted By Semreh

Actually no. The behaviour you describe, in a...

Actually no. The behaviour you describe, in a dictionary definition, is continual, not continuous. https://grammarist.com/usage/continual-continuous/
The behaviour of MCAS in the crash flights was...
20th Jan 2020, 19:05
Replies: 156
Views: 52,920
Posted By Semreh

Chernobyl was, in part, caused by the operators...

Chernobyl was, in part, caused by the operators being instructed/required to run an experiment, outside the normal operating parameters, which they had not been trained on. In principle they 'should'...
6th Jan 2020, 14:55
Replies: 33
Views: 26,483
Posted By Semreh

For the avoidance of doubt, the TCP referred to...

For the avoidance of doubt, the TCP referred to in the article is not the TCP antiseptic (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/TCP_(antiseptic)), known to many, but an organophosphate compound named...
14th Dec 2019, 21:37
Replies: 4,656
Views: 4,217,594
Posted By Semreh

Umm - that's not what I was taught, admittedly...

Umm - that's not what I was taught, admittedly many years ago. My instructor explained that in a cable-break, the first thing you need is air-speed, and you do that by 'filling the canopy with...
27th Aug 2019, 09:21
Replies: 61
Views: 57,379
Posted By Semreh

I'd far prefer to fly with someone who has...

I'd far prefer to fly with someone who has acknowledged their mental health issues and believes themselves, with the agreement of mental health professionals, to be in control of their mental state...
21st Jul 2019, 22:01
Replies: 27
Views: 17,488
Posted By Semreh

Difference compared to Airbus A400 M Atlas

The A400 M Atlas has counter rotating propellers on each wing, configured such that the propeller blades travel downwards between the engines on a wing - this mock up has the blades travelling...
4th Apr 2019, 16:04
Replies: 5,125
Views: 10,404,300
Posted By Semreh

"Simulation has demonstrated that the thumb...

"Simulation has demonstrated that the thumb switch trim does not have enough authority to completely trim the aircraft longitudinally in certain corners of the flight envelope, e.g. gear up/flaps up,...
5th Dec 2018, 14:41
Replies: 2,100
Views: 1,178,373
Posted By Semreh

Faulty AoA information

Hmm. So, my understanding of what FCeng84 said is that MCAS is essentially a 'one-shot' pitch ND command when AoA is determined to be 'high'; pulling back on the yoke does not re-arm the MCAS...
28th Nov 2018, 09:23
Replies: 2,100
Views: 1,178,373
Posted By Semreh

Obvious with 20/20 hindsight*. As is the obvious...

Obvious with 20/20 hindsight*. As is the obvious point that the co-pilot ceasing to pull back on the sidestick in AF477 would have helped. There is usually a reason why people do not do what is...
8th Nov 2018, 17:26
Replies: 2,100
Views: 1,178,373
Posted By Semreh

Your link has an onwards link to a very thought...

Your link has an onwards link to a very thought provoking article published June 2013: "Do you really understand how your trim works?"- Captain Alex Fisher

I'm not allowed to post URLs, but I hope...
8th Nov 2018, 17:01
Replies: 44
Views: 16,413
Posted By Semreh

It's also worth knowing that items sold under the...

It's also worth knowing that items sold under the same (or very similar) marketing name can have different formulations in different countries. I don't know if that is true for Beecham's Powders, but...
24th May 2016, 08:36
Replies: 1,184
Views: 2,506,485
Posted By Semreh

Thank-you A and C AIRBUS INDUSTRIE Service...

Thank-you A and C

AIRBUS INDUSTRIE Service Bulletin A320-53-1070 is the relevant one.

It is from 'quite' a long time ago.
20th May 2016, 14:19
Replies: 1,184
Views: 2,506,485
Posted By Semreh

Ejectable/jettisonable Recorders

The technology is available and has been in use by the military for some time, as the background material in this Reuters article on AirAsia QZ8501 makes clear:

AirAsia crash makes case for...
19th Apr 2010, 13:15
Replies: 3,110
Views: 1,388,168
Posted By Semreh

Why it's different this time.

VictorVector said: Volcanos have erupted before and this action has not been taken before. I am unaware of any incidents except of those flying directly into dense cloud. +++ The reason it's...
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