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Forum: Jet Blast
16th Jun 2019, 01:21
Replies: 1,698
Views: 184,057
Posted By anotheruser

Why doesn't anyone think of terrorists? Terrorist...

Why doesn't anyone think of terrorists? Terrorist groups like the IS are the only ones that would certainly profit from another war in the Middle East, like they have profited from the wars in Iraq...
7th May 2019, 01:26
Replies: 461
Views: 902,961
Posted By anotheruser

I would agree with that if it were true. ...

I would agree with that if it were true.

There have been so many evacuations delayed due to passengers grabbing their overhad luggage in which by pure luck everyone survived. Many have warned for...
Forum: Tech Log
22nd Apr 2019, 14:44
Replies: 32
Views: 3,628
Posted By anotheruser

Despite I very much prefer the metric system in...

Despite I very much prefer the metric system in everyday life and as much better than the imperial/nautical system it is in engineering, feet for altitude is easier to count: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 thousand...
Forum: Jet Blast
14th Jun 2017, 07:19
Replies: 972
Views: 131,964
Posted By anotheruser

Not those from the 1950s to 1970s ... the...

Not those from the 1950s to 1970s ... the principle back then was (and still basically is) compartmentalisation, i.e. a fire should be limited to the apartment where it starts. If done right, there...
Forum: Jet Blast
20th Dec 2016, 13:06
Replies: 121
Views: 13,818
Posted By anotheruser

Those people that do these attacks are...

Those people that do these attacks are alcoholics, drug users, sex offenders (in this case, as press reports suggest) and other kinds of criminals and some people still believe that their atrocities...
4th Sep 2016, 15:19
Replies: 100
Views: 105,802
Posted By anotheruser

BTW, there is also a little longer video of the...

BTW, there is also a little longer video of the DC-9 accident on youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=COsT6DqkTDc
Forum: Jet Blast
24th Jul 2016, 16:23
Replies: 102
Views: 9,011
Posted By anotheruser

According to German media,...

According to German media, (http://www.spiegel.de/panorama/justiz/muenchen-david-ali-und-selina-akim-was-wir-wissen-und-was-nicht-a-1104430.html) his name is "David" and "Ali" is a name he may have...
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Jan 2016, 20:00
Replies: 4
Views: 4,820
Posted By anotheruser

There's a good documentary about "pilot error"...

There's a good documentary about "pilot error" from the BBC on Youtube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVz-wvNoufM

50 minutes without any background music or sound effects ... what a relief...
Forum: Tech Log
3rd Jan 2016, 18:25
Replies: 94
Views: 20,650
Posted By anotheruser

Either taxiing is so difficult that it requires...

Either taxiing is so difficult that it requires years of experience, then how do you learn it in just a few weeks of command course? Or taxiing is so easy that you can learn it within just a few...
15th Sep 2015, 08:15
Replies: 33
Views: 5,859
Posted By anotheruser

The category doesn't really fit ... it says...

The category doesn't really fit ... it says "aircraft pilots and flight engineers".

I don't know if they mean those 25 % losing their jobs to automation within 20 years will be the flight...
Forum: Tech Log
13th Jun 2015, 23:23
Replies: 21
Views: 4,087
Posted By anotheruser

I was always wondering, is it really hearing that...

I was always wondering, is it really hearing that is being impaired by stress, or just listening? Meaning, under stress, a noise or sound would still be heared, but spoken words would not be listened...
2nd Apr 2015, 19:23
Replies: 35
Views: 14,404
Posted By anotheruser

Apart from Lufthansa, is there any other (civil)...

Apart from Lufthansa, is there any other (civil) airline in the world which pays for ab-initio flight training without cadets having to pay anything back before they get a job?
28th Mar 2015, 16:35
Replies: 35
Views: 14,404
Posted By anotheruser

Why such a rant if it was so easy to dismiss that...

Why such a rant if it was so easy to dismiss that poor job conditions might have been the reason for his depression?
Forum: Questions
25th Mar 2015, 18:39
Replies: 4
Views: 1,856
Posted By anotheruser

Windshield failure

What happens in the cockpit if the windshield bursts at cruising altitude (say FL380 or so)? Will the debris enter the cockpit due to headwind or will the debris go outside due to pressure...
22nd Mar 2015, 13:29
Replies: 132
Views: 83,186
Posted By anotheruser

Because they had to diagnose the problem first....

Because they had to diagnose the problem first. "Fly the plane first" doesn't work on an Airbus ...
12th Dec 2014, 16:18
Replies: 420
Views: 64,940
Posted By anotheruser

Sorry, if this has been mentioned before, I...

Sorry, if this has been mentioned before, I haven't gone through alle the replies.

One thing automation won't resolve is human error. How many of those "human errors" that lead to plane crashes...
Forum: Questions
13th Nov 2014, 14:51
Replies: 6
Views: 2,779
Posted By anotheruser

Runway use at Tegel Airport

Can someone tell me why at Berlin Tegel airport (EDDT) they normally use the longer of the two parallel runways for landing and the shorter runway for take off (unless the longer runway is requested...
Replies: 7
Views: 3,530
Posted By anotheruser

Is there any pure lithium in a Li-ion battery?

Is there any pure lithium in a Li-ion battery?
Forum: Questions
19th Jun 2014, 04:54
Replies: 7
Views: 8,429
Posted By anotheruser

FBW flare mode?

There has been a lot of discussion about the flare mode in Airbus FBW control laws. I'm wondering, does the B777 also have a flare mode in its FBW, and if so, how does it work?
Forum: Tech Log
3rd Apr 2014, 16:08
Replies: 17
Views: 4,083
Posted By anotheruser

Why not? The behaviour of a big jet in case...

Why not?

The behaviour of a big jet in case of a total loss of thrust should be easily predictable. It's not like it's flying upside down or in some aerobatic maneuvre at the edge of the...
Forum: Tech Log
25th Mar 2014, 14:15
Replies: 218
Views: 24,970
Posted By anotheruser

So how much speed do you actually lose during...

So how much speed do you actually lose during flare? Is it significant? If you wouldn't flare, what would most likely be the result? A runway overrun?

Maybe next time you land on a long runway,...
17th Mar 2014, 23:15
Replies: 11,824
Views: 21,277,499
Posted By anotheruser

If the disappearance of MH370 was caused by...

If the disappearance of MH370 was caused by suicide of one of the pilots and his goal was to commit the "perfect suicide", to disappear without a trace and leave the world mystified, then we will...
Forum: Questions
11th Jul 2013, 00:12
Replies: 3
Views: 5,890
Posted By anotheruser

Boeing 777 Autothrottle

After reading the Asiana 214 thread and doing some further research, I get the impression that most airlines that operate the B777 mandate the use of autothrottle in all phases of flight, even when...
Forum: Tech Log
19th May 2013, 14:24
Replies: 16
Views: 12,512
Posted By anotheruser

what's that sound?

Can anyone tell me what that weird sound is that appears in this video MD80 landing in Palermo, Italy. Cockpit view. Atterraggio in cabina di pilotaggio. MD80 - YouTube at 0:03 and lasts until 0:07,...
Forum: Questions
1st May 2013, 12:37
Replies: 10
Views: 2,014
Posted By anotheruser

Isn't it possible to manually control the good...

Isn't it possible to manually control the good old rockets, at least the capsules? So those astronauts who are in control of the spacecraft would count as pilots.

Can we count flights outside the...
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