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Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum Yesterday, 07:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 532
Posted By Gabriel
Maybe the gear didn't collapse in the first...

Maybe the gear didn't collapse in the first landing but some strut got bent (or there was other damage) that, once the gear was retracted during the go-around, prevented the full retraction first,...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum Yesterday, 07:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 532
Posted By Gabriel
There are a lot of questions here: why the bad...

There are a lot of questions here: why the bad first landing, why the go-around (my guess is that it was initiated before the actual touchdown which could not be avoided), why the gear collapse in...
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum 04-18-2015, 03:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 312
Posted By Gabriel
It says "Star Wars". Not "Spaceballs". ...

It says "Star Wars". Not "Spaceballs".

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Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-16-2015, 03:24 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,045
Posted By Gabriel
I wonder what kind of communication protocol was...

I wonder what kind of communication protocol was that that didn't require acknowledgement from the other side and will happily send information "in the dark" without knowing if there is another part...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-16-2015, 02:23 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,045
Posted By Gabriel
That's harder than killing John McClane.

That's harder than killing John McClane.
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-15-2015, 06:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 695
Posted By Gabriel
After watching it in SloMo, it doesn't look like...

After watching it in SloMo, it doesn't look like roll spoilers at all.

By best shot is that:
1) The pilot fleared too late and too sharply.
2) That resulted in lift > weight but too late to...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-15-2015, 02:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 695
Posted By Gabriel
But is this a legal move? To manually deploy...

But is this a legal move? To manually deploy speedbrakes to recover from a bounce (no matter how high)? What's next? To use them if you are balooning or floating more that you wanted?

Do you...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-15-2015, 12:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 695
Posted By Gabriel
That's my impression too, also because they did...

That's my impression too, also because they did not deploy upon touchdown but when they were already well back airbone.

The only explanation for that would be a "no spoilers" call from the NFP...
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum 04-14-2015, 03:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 392
Posted By Gabriel
Just sayin'...:roll:

Just sayin'...:roll:
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-14-2015, 02:33 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,095
Posted By Gabriel
Great idea!!! Nobody had thought of that!!!...

Great idea!!! Nobody had thought of that!!! (except Mr Douglas).

The MD-80 (and I suspect other Douglas planes too) have TWO warnings. A horn that sounds with even small deflections of the trim...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-14-2015, 02:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 465
Posted By Gabriel
And... These employees could do nasty things...

And...

These employees could do nasty things to the plane without being suicidal enough to remain intentionally on board when the nasty thing takes place.

Better security has several layers...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-14-2015, 02:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 451
Posted By Gabriel
I acknowledge that. But please don't put the...

I acknowledge that.

But please don't put the threshold for crime in terms of empathy or how much he did care about the fate of the victims.

Most serial killers don't care about the health and...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-14-2015, 12:55 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,095
Posted By Gabriel
I saw your question back them. The answer to...

I saw your question back them.
The answer to the first one is "no", upsets due to miss-trim happened in both categories.
The answer to your second question is "I don't know". We'll need to have...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-14-2015, 12:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 451
Posted By Gabriel
Here we go again.... As far as I know,...

Here we go again....

As far as I know, apathetic is not admissible for insanity in court.

It's not important if you cared or not for the fate of the victims. it's important if you understood...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-14-2015, 12:35 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,095
Posted By Gabriel
Fixed! There was another very similar case...

Fixed!

There was another very similar case that also had an animation, but I could not find it.
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-14-2015, 12:32 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,095
Posted By Gabriel
I think that the trim scale is not attached to...

I think that the trim scale is not attached to the trim wheel but with a gear in between. I don't know in the A320, but typically it requires several full turns of the trim wheel to move the trim...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-13-2015, 10:41 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,095
Posted By Gabriel
You can theorize all you want, but reality has...

You can theorize all you want, but reality has cases like these:

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Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-13-2015, 09:59 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,095
Posted By Gabriel
The problem is not when YOU are trimming but when...

The problem is not when YOU are trimming but when the automation is trimming "in the background".

When the black wheel with white stripes and that makes a very clear and distinctive whining and...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-13-2015, 02:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 523
Posted By Gabriel
Pro pilots of this forum, What do you think...

Pro pilots of this forum,

What do you think of my question in post #9?
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-13-2015, 01:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 523
Posted By Gabriel
We all know that turbulence can be a factor in...

We all know that turbulence can be a factor in crashes: It can slam the plane against the ground, it can contribute to spatial disorientation, it can render the plane uncontrollable, it can directly...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-13-2015, 12:28 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,095
Posted By Gabriel
It's not just a matter of program but also of...

It's not just a matter of program but also of hardware. Current Airbus' sidstick are simply spring-loaded joystick with no means of generating any feedback beyond the displacement itself and the...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-13-2015, 12:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 523
Posted By Gabriel
Right. G-LOC vs extreme motion sickness and...

Right. G-LOC vs extreme motion sickness and vertigo, no LOC but it leaves you unable to perform any task and at the same time fully aware that you want to die NOW!
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-12-2015, 08:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 523
Posted By Gabriel
Sick flight crew = sicker passengers?

If the flight crew got so sick due to turbulence, imagine the passengers!!!

I'm quite resistant to turbulence, but I would not have liked to test my limits in this flight.
...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-11-2015, 02:41 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,095
Posted By Gabriel
You were born in a 767 or what? :)

You were born in a 767 or what? :)
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-11-2015, 02:08 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,095
Posted By Gabriel
Right, but in a sense, it's quite similar to the...

Right, but in a sense, it's quite similar to the conventional planes.
While you don't "set 189kts with the trim" you do "trim for 180kts".
In fact, in a conventional plane you trim for a given AoA,...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-11-2015, 01:11 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,095
Posted By Gabriel
I am not, for what it's worth (i.e. e little less...

I am not, for what it's worth (i.e. e little less than nothing)



You mean the Airbus? Because AFAIK you still trim the 777 and the 787.
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-10-2015, 11:58 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,095
Posted By Gabriel
How do you become quickly aware of a trim...

How do you become quickly aware of a trim runaway?

And wouldn't it help have an obvious feedback of trim movement to increase the awareness of for example deteriorating speed in VS, ALT or GS AP...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-10-2015, 02:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 637
Posted By Gabriel
I would argue that it's not a matter of...

I would argue that it's not a matter of corruption.

It's a matter of someone judging himself.
Do you see the FAA saying "lack of oversight by the FAA" or such things?

Or why judges can't judge...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-10-2015, 04:08 AM
Replies: 130
Views: 8,950
Posted By Gabriel
http://www.flyingmag.com/technique/accidents/ntsb-...

http://www.flyingmag.com/technique/accidents/ntsb-pilots-bedford-gulfstream-iv-crash-missed-warnings?cmpid=enews040915&spPodID=030&spMailingID=22453300&spUserID=Nzc3NDM3NTE3MwS2&spJobID=540946622&spRe...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-10-2015, 01:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 637
Posted By Gabriel
Paro? Yes, beautiful visual approach. But there...

Paro? Yes, beautiful visual approach.
But there are other winding approaches that are instrument and equally beautiful.

Despite saying "Paro, paro..." dozens of times, this approach is NOT Paro...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-09-2015, 10:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 637
Posted By Gabriel
There are a number of serpentine approaches that...

There are a number of serpentine approaches that have you dodging terrain (to be clear: below mountain top levels, dodging mountains)... that are instrument approaches (RNAV / RNP).
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-09-2015, 01:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 637
Posted By Gabriel
Sometimes they are, indirectly. The NTSB can go...

Sometimes they are, indirectly. The NTSB can go to the Congress (which is its "boss"), present a case, and try to convince the lawmakers to pass a law that would make it mandatory for the FAA to...
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum 04-09-2015, 03:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 381
Posted By Gabriel
If you'll be in the tape era, there are a couple...

If you'll be in the tape era, there are a couple of things that can be interesting to include in the movie:

Every time the mic is keyed, it makes a sound that is recorded CVR.
At the same time,...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-07-2015, 11:08 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 493
Posted By Gabriel
Where is Northwester when we need him?

Where is Northwester when we need him?
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-07-2015, 12:18 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,095
Posted By Gabriel
Unless there is a faulty sensor, or maybe a...

Unless there is a faulty sensor, or maybe a windshear, or maybe mechanical failure (jammed elevator), or a gross pilot screw up (mistake rudder trim for door open switch, and yes, I know that it was...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-06-2015, 05:17 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,095
Posted By Gabriel
I don't know but I hope you are wrong. ...

I don't know but I hope you are wrong.


Yes, but they do get there in the first place. That's what I said:



Put this in the perspective of an airplane where you never EVER touch the trim...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-05-2015, 09:23 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,095
Posted By Gabriel
+1 / Like / Thumbs up / :clap:

+1 / Like / Thumbs up / :clap:
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-05-2015, 06:36 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,095
Posted By Gabriel
No. The six pack doesn't tell you if the plane is...

No. The six pack doesn't tell you if the plane is increasing the power or trimming up or pulling up. The "traditional" feedback (real or simulated) does.


Please elaborate.
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-05-2015, 05:59 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,095
Posted By Gabriel
I think that the problem today (in all modern...

I think that the problem today (in all modern airliners) is that the systems became too complex, and pilots don't actively use 99.9% of it 99.9% of the time.

Airbus philosophy just makes it more...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-05-2015, 04:36 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,095
Posted By Gabriel
Evan, you lost me with that post. How would...

Evan, you lost me with that post.

How would having linked sticks and force feedback increase pilot workload?

Boeing approached FNW in a way that also reduces pilot workload a lot while keeping...
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