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Forum: Jet Blast
27th May 2021, 19:27
Replies: 40
Views: 2,161
Posted By capngrog

Are your pipe fittings of the tapered type? If...

Are your pipe fittings of the tapered type? If so, in my experience, using the teflon pipe tape, I tighten the fitting until snug, then another turn or two until the fittings are lined up. I'm sure...
27th May 2021, 18:52
Replies: 34
Views: 7,145
Posted By capngrog

The item may be coming from America, but I'll bet...

The item may be coming from America, but I'll bet that it's made in China.

Cheers,
Grog
Forum: Rotorheads
26th May 2021, 23:20
Replies: 23
Views: 7,260
Posted By capngrog

Yes, it has happened before. Here's a link to a...

Yes, it has happened before. Here's a link to a couple of crashes due to bambi bucket strike:

Helicopter Tail Rotor Strike from Firefighting Bucket - Aerossurance...
Forum: Rotorheads
26th May 2021, 12:34
Replies: 23
Views: 7,260
Posted By capngrog

Brainerd Helicopters, Inc. is based at Leesburg...

Brainerd Helicopters, Inc. is based at Leesburg International Airport (Leesburg, Florida, U.S.A.) and were the developers of the "Firehawk", which was a Blackhawk modified for fire fighting. I'm...
25th May 2021, 20:53
Replies: 16
Views: 7,117
Posted By capngrog

Do Draken keep their ejection/egress systems...

Do Draken keep their ejection/egress systems functional?

Yes, they do. They have a full ejection seat/egress systems overhaul shop at their home facility at Lakeland Linder Regional International...
24th May 2021, 18:23
Replies: 43
Views: 4,594
Posted By capngrog

Here's a link to a website dedicated to...

Here's a link to a website dedicated to documentation of some 2,526 abandoned airfields in all 50 of the United States:

Abandoned & Little-Known Airfields (http://www.airfields-freeman.com/)
...
6th May 2021, 04:06
Replies: 1
Views: 1,811
Posted By capngrog

Here's the FAA Notice on the problems with the...

Here's the FAA Notice on the problems with the Grumman stabilizer/elevator:

FAA Safety Team | Safer Skies Through Education Grumman AA-5 & AA-1 Horizontal Stabilizer Issue
Notice Number: NOTC1827...
6th May 2021, 00:42
Replies: 1
Views: 1,811
Posted By capngrog

A Razor-close Call, Grumman AA-5

Here's a link to the Aviation Safety Network report on this close call:

https://aviation-safety.net/wikibase/246962

Here's a video of the landing that is linked at the bottom of the ASN report:...
18th Mar 2021, 20:37
Replies: 62
Views: 12,895
Posted By capngrog

I've seen many pictures of Spitfires, but, for...

I've seen many pictures of Spitfires, but, for some reason, THAT one took my breath away.

Cheers,
Grog
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Mar 2021, 19:56
Replies: 65
Views: 9,512
Posted By capngrog

You're absolutely right! I somehow skimmed over...

You're absolutely right! I somehow skimmed over this sentence under the "Aircraft Information" section of the report: "Wreckage examination did not identify any pre-existing system malfunctions...
Forum: Rotorheads
18th Mar 2021, 17:08
Replies: 65
Views: 9,512
Posted By capngrog

Possibly not pilot error?

Although I have many hours of flying IN helicopters, I have never flown one. My flight experience is limited to fixed wing only. A tail rotor failure is just another possibility.

On 22 May, 2020,...
18th Mar 2021, 16:23
Replies: 14
Views: 3,132
Posted By capngrog

According to the FAA Website, the accident...

According to the FAA Website, the accident aircraft, N236BC, although having a valid registration, did not have a current airworthiness certificate.

Here's a link:
...
18th Mar 2021, 15:46
Replies: 19
Views: 8,265
Posted By capngrog

Here's a link to the NTSB Preliminary Report on...

Here's a link to the NTSB Preliminary Report on this accident:

https://data.ntsb.gov/carol-repgen/api/Aviation/ReportMain/GenerateNewestReport/102629/pdf

It looks like this report was released...
4th Mar 2021, 14:43
Replies: 0
Views: 785
Posted By capngrog

Let L-410 down in South Sudan - 10 fatalities

Below is a link to information appearing on the Aviation Safety Network website concerning the 02 March 2021 crash of a South Sudan Supreme Airlines Let-410 which killed both crew members and all 8...
18th Feb 2021, 18:46
Replies: 19
Views: 8,265
Posted By capngrog

Yes I agree and, if we are looking at the same...

Yes I agree and, if we are looking at the same video (the one linked below), I had the below comments in another Forum (Kathryn's).
...
15th Feb 2021, 21:51
Replies: 19
Views: 8,265
Posted By capngrog

I totally agree, but, however rare, incidents and...

I totally agree, but, however rare, incidents and accidents due to aircraft takeoff misconfiguration continue to occur. A quick search of the internet reveals several crashes that have occurred over...
15th Feb 2021, 18:39
Replies: 19
Views: 8,265
Posted By capngrog

I've watched another video of a Dassault 900 EX...

I've watched another video of a Dassault 900 EX takeoff and noted that there is considerable stabilizer nose up trim used. In the video supplied by Aviationking95, it appears that the stabilizer is...
15th Feb 2021, 18:35
Replies: 19
Views: 8,265
Posted By capngrog

Dassault Falcon 900EX crash, San Diego

This past Saturday, 13th February, 2021, a Dassault 900EX Falcon was substantially damaged when it overran the runway at KMYF (San Diego, Calif., USA) during a rejected takeoff. All three gear legs...
Forum: Jet Blast
17th Jan 2021, 20:21
Replies: 372
Views: 25,809
Posted By capngrog

Ford GT 40. Cheers, Grog

Ford GT 40.

Cheers,
Grog
14th Jan 2021, 17:50
Replies: 26
Views: 7,680
Posted By capngrog

Here's a link to the video and ATC audio: ...

Here's a link to the video and ATC audio: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkJ_I0USC0c

The pilot's "slurred" speech seems to begin just a few minutes after takeoff, when he started to descend,...
Forum: Jet Blast
13th Jan 2021, 22:52
Replies: 37
Views: 4,805
Posted By capngrog

It's interesting that you mentioned the Valujet...

It's interesting that you mentioned the Valujet Flt 592 oxygen generators. The actuating device of that type of generator is very similar to that of the old WWII U.S. hand grenades. Those grenades...
13th Jan 2021, 22:43
Replies: 21
Views: 5,034
Posted By capngrog

It's fortunate that there was no post impact...

It's fortunate that there was no post impact fire. Fuel starvation ... maybe?

Regards,
Grog
12th Jan 2021, 15:09
Replies: 26
Views: 7,680
Posted By capngrog

Here's some data from Flight Aware. It looks...

Here's some data from Flight Aware. It looks like a gradual right turn developed into a tight spiraling descent, resulting in a high speed impact.

I'm unable to post the actual visuals, but...
12th Jan 2021, 14:49
Replies: 21
Views: 5,034
Posted By capngrog

It appears (to me anyway) that engine no.2 was...

It appears (to me anyway) that engine no.2 was feathered prior to impact, which indicates to me that the pilot had some time to deal with the emergency. Of course, in accidents of this nature, there...
12th Jan 2021, 14:20
Replies: 849
Views: 816,257
Posted By capngrog

Would pilot knowledge of the existence of...

Would pilot knowledge of the existence of recording of parameters nos. 27 & 28 tend to reduce enthusiasm for hand flying approaches? Would it be outside the realm of practicality for airline...
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