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5th May 2020, 03:03
Replies: 101
Views: 28,725
Posted By Pinkman

I used to have a dog that wasnít scared of...

I used to have a dog that wasnít scared of traffic.
11th Jan 2020, 10:02
Replies: 379
Views: 148,314
Posted By Pinkman

As I understand it, these e-mails were the ones...

As I understand it, these e-mails were the ones that Boeing found that presumably their general counsel agreed met some or other criteria and should be passed on to the FAA. Personally I generate...
Forum: Jet Blast
4th Jan 2020, 21:58
Replies: 175
Views: 41,579
Posted By Pinkman

I'm not ATPL (although I do occasionally glide),...

I'm not ATPL (although I do occasionally glide), but I think of myself as SLF. But what I do have is an in-depth knowlege of aircraft fuel systems, aviation fuel refining, treatment and...
28th Dec 2019, 15:02
Replies: 33
Views: 20,313
Posted By Pinkman

Eerily prescient, but to no avail...

... assuming icing was a contributing factor in the Almaty crash..
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Dec 2019, 13:01
Replies: 94
Views: 90,965
Posted By Pinkman

Iíve seen a lot of these situations over the...

Iíve seen a lot of these situations over the years. The mantra is ďa safe pair of hands that is immediately availableĒ. Thatís it. Anything else is overthinking it.
Forum: Jet Blast
25th Dec 2019, 09:29
Replies: 94
Views: 90,965
Posted By Pinkman

True - the corporation is limited in what they...

True - the corporation is limited in what they can do contractually. But any human being in that leadership position with an ounce of warmth, compassion, and integrity who found themselves in that...
25th Nov 2019, 04:26
Replies: 4,656
Views: 4,277,013
Posted By Pinkman

Complex software, TC and lessons from history

The TC e-mail plays into the nagging fears and basic distrust that we all have about software, even when carefully designed and thoroughly tested. Is it possible to comprehensively test the new MCAS...
22nd Sep 2019, 04:03
Replies: 4,656
Views: 4,277,013
Posted By Pinkman

I've stayed silent, and like many, simply...

I've stayed silent, and like many, simply followed this shambles aghast over the past year. I understand what happened and the holes in the cheese both technical, managerial and political that got us...
12th Sep 2019, 17:18
Replies: 32
Views: 16,328
Posted By Pinkman

Wasn't there - at one point - a suggestion that...

Wasn't there - at one point - a suggestion that the West Air Sweden CRJ 200 (SE - DUX) crash initiating event might have been a drink spill based on the exclamation on the CVR by the PF followed...
5th Sep 2019, 20:01
Replies: 31
Views: 18,765
Posted By Pinkman

I read the book today - I couldn't put it down....

I read the book today - I couldn't put it down. Its well written and the humility and honesty of it comes through... I don't see any conscious self-aggrandisment in there. Yes, he says he was an ace...
8th Aug 2019, 04:07
Replies: 121
Views: 98,053
Posted By Pinkman

The pictures show incredibly dense white smoke...

The pictures show incredibly dense white smoke typical of finely dispersed oil particles and very different from the sooty particles you get with fire. I have been through the same as an...
1st Aug 2019, 04:22
Replies: 56
Views: 58,297
Posted By Pinkman

This is very sad....without knowing the exact...

This is very sad....without knowing the exact circumstances it reminded me of Donald Crowhurst and his boat Teignmouth Electron on the ill-fated solo round the world voyage. He is presumed to have...
27th Jul 2019, 06:31
Replies: 75
Views: 74,460
Posted By Pinkman

Wry humour which in other circumstances might be...

Wry humour which in other circumstances might be amusing but misd-again is correct. It was taught but not on that course. IIRC the PF (the FO) grew up flying taildraggers where that is common (to see...
25th Jul 2019, 19:55
Replies: 10
Views: 12,162
Posted By Pinkman

T/R also inop ?

Difficult to see in the video because its partially obscured by the slats but the T/R cowl appears to not have deployed until the end but then closes before the a/c comes to a shuddering stop.
11th May 2019, 06:42
Replies: 93
Views: 60,213
Posted By Pinkman

This is what needs to happen to restore confidence. IMHO.

1. Boeing management needs to develop a culture of accountability and get back its former culture of humility and engineering excellence with engineers at all levels of the organization. The MAX...
14th Apr 2019, 04:59
Replies: 22
Views: 17,627
Posted By Pinkman

I have some interest/knowledge (enough to be...

I have some interest/knowledge (enough to be dangerous:)) as I am in the fuels industry but have an environmental/toxicology background.
- TCP is Tri Cresyl Phosphate, as opposed to the common...
8th Jan 2019, 03:39
Replies: 103
Views: 92,616
Posted By Pinkman

ELMS Integrity

If indeed It is found to be a cascading ELMS failure is there merit in considering a software fix where ELMS is duplicated in the same way as the INS which is effectively "refereed" in many modern...
1st Nov 2018, 19:36
Replies: 53
Views: 35,909
Posted By Pinkman

Beating the Breathalyser

If JAL routinely breathalyse and he passed, and then blew that massive score, its consistent with having a swig of duty free after the test e.g. in the loo but before boarding the crew bus/aircraft. ...
17th Jun 2018, 14:52
Replies: 89
Views: 29,196
Posted By Pinkman

This is why: ...

This is why:
https://www.nytimes.com/2009/05/14/nyregion/14pilot.html



As flight crew you have a duty of care to be the best you possibly can be given the cards you are drawn and to arrive at...
26th Apr 2018, 15:01
Replies: 101
Views: 42,161
Posted By Pinkman

There are dozens of DVT cases every year...

There are dozens of DVT cases every year following long hauls. Nobody seemingly thinks seriously about it / wont happen to them....

One a month dies from DVT at Heathrow | Daily Mail Online...
22nd Apr 2018, 21:59
Replies: 25
Views: 11,603
Posted By Pinkman

My son is autistic and like the approximately 1...

My son is autistic and like the approximately 1 in 68 children on the spectrum is prone to having melt downs. But on a flight back from LAX to London via Frankfurt (his first long-haul) two weeks...
6th Mar 2018, 08:45
Replies: 66
Views: 22,274
Posted By Pinkman

777 certification test

Dave, you are right but that is the problem. Its certificated.

All:

1. Watch this 777 evac certification test.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zJobZPxx9HU

2. Count the number of pax with...
6th Mar 2018, 06:48
Replies: 66
Views: 22,274
Posted By Pinkman

BA reveals 10 abreast 777

https://www.aol.co.uk/news/2018/03/05/ba-reveals-what-economy-class-looks-like-with-extra-seat-in-each/

I'd love to be a fly on the wall on the evac tests with 25% of pax grabbing hand luggage. I...
19th Aug 2017, 16:14
Replies: 86
Views: 47,104
Posted By Pinkman

Brexit fun... ...

Brexit fun...

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-hereford-worcester-40987642
30th Apr 2017, 09:22
Replies: 0
Views: 1,634
Posted By Pinkman

RIP - OverRun

Sad to advise PPruners that OverRun - long time PPrune correspondent and the best runway engineer I know (well, OK the ONLY runway engineer I knew) passed away on April 3rd in Perth W.A.

He was a...
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