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Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum Yesterday, 06:11 AM
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Posted By Gabriel
Well, in fact, that's not exactly what happens. ...

Well, in fact, that's not exactly what happens.

You can have a standard retail microwave and get the product certified for aviation, then the process certified for aviation, then the process will...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 08-29-2014, 05:33 AM
Replies: 1,807
Views: 222,530
Posted By Gabriel
Sounds good to me. Yes, ACARS is bus-powered....

Sounds good to me.
Yes, ACARS is bus-powered. That said, nothing prevents to make a battery powered version, and make it inaccessible to the crew too. But ACARS is a much more complex thing that has...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 08-29-2014, 01:30 AM
Replies: 1,807
Views: 222,530
Posted By Gabriel
Well, of course the SPOT will not work if the...

Well, of course the SPOT will not work if the pilot turns it of either.
The ACARS is an approximation to that.
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 08-25-2014, 05:40 AM
Replies: 390
Views: 22,445
Posted By Gabriel
I don't know if this one is real or not, but it...

I don't know if this one is real or not, but it wouldn't surprise me. I can see myself making a joke like that. It reminds me to the accident when one pilot said to the other "Say 'I love you' for...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 08-24-2014, 05:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 260
Posted By Gabriel
Halcyon, my thoughts were similar to yours...

Halcyon, my thoughts were similar to yours (although not identical).
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum 08-22-2014, 01:10 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 751
Posted By Gabriel
In fact, at least in the cases that I know, full...

In fact, at least in the cases that I know, full reverse could and normally would be used.

But nothing of that explains what we see in the video here.
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 08-15-2014, 12:38 PM
Replies: 1,807
Views: 222,530
Posted By Gabriel
Okay, but "26000 euro withdrawn from ATMs from...

Okay, but "26000 euro withdrawn from ATMs from several accounts belonging to passengers of this flight"????
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 08-15-2014, 12:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 470
Posted By Gabriel
It doesn't look that the his prosthetic arm ever...

It doesn't look that the his prosthetic arm ever became detached from himself, but from some yoke clamp. So more than a medical issue it seems like an engineering issue or a user's misuse.
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 08-15-2014, 02:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 470
Posted By Gabriel
CVR transcript: HOT1: Oops. HOT2: Do you...

CVR transcript:

HOT1: Oops.
HOT2: Do you need a hand?
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 08-12-2014, 09:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 450
Posted By Gabriel
Airline Pilot Intentionally Buzzed Mall

http://www.flyingmag.com/news/faa-airline-pilot-intentionally-buzzed-mall?cmpid=enews081214&spPodID=030&spMailingID=21265100&spUserID=Nzc3NDM3NTE3MwS2&spJobID=380779104&spReportId=MzgwNzc5MTA0S0
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum 08-12-2014, 09:40 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 687
Posted By Gabriel
Government To Buy Out Malaysia Airlines

Read more at http://www.flyingmag.com/news/government-buy-out-malaysia-airlines#Wms3P5KfE6dZVqPp.99
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 08-08-2014, 01:52 PM
Replies: 887
Views: 79,959
Posted By Gabriel
Proof that spoilers, and quite a bit of it, can...

Proof that spoilers, and quite a bit of it, can be used with flaps (I think it's 5).

http://cdn.seatguru.com/photos/show/?pid=4504&photoversion=1
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 08-06-2014, 02:36 AM
Replies: 1,807
Views: 222,530
Posted By Gabriel
Official information: ...

Official information:

http://www.jacc.gov.au/media/releases/2014/august/mr055.aspx
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-30-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,378
Posted By Gabriel
Well, the certification standards require a...

Well, the certification standards require a warning for "Pitot Tube Heat is NOT on" and "flaps are NOT down for take-off".

The "pitot heat NOT on" one is somehow new. I thin it was not in place...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-27-2014, 04:47 PM
Replies: 887
Views: 79,959
Posted By Gabriel
Well, we would actually have to try both methods...

Well, we would actually have to try both methods to see how they would have worked in this particular situation.

It's a fact that my method would have had you fully stabilized (in landing config,...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-27-2014, 02:35 AM
Replies: 887
Views: 79,959
Posted By Gabriel
One possible answer to that is that the...

One possible answer to that is that the automation intuition required to fly a Boeing airplane may be different (at least partially) from that of an Airbus, where had had recently came from.
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-26-2014, 02:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 445
Posted By Gabriel
I am under no way supporting flight over war...

I am under no way supporting flight over war zones.
I am supporting no-fly in volcanic clouds.

In certain types of volcanic clouds, your engines (potentially all of them) will fail with almost...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-26-2014, 01:21 PM
Replies: 887
Views: 79,959
Posted By Gabriel
Okay, I see your point, but have a couple of...

Okay, I see your point, but have a couple of comments.
As you say, falps-5 speed and 2000ft looks perfectly reasonable... when you are intercepting from below or crossing 2000ft already established...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-26-2014, 04:13 AM
Replies: 887
Views: 79,959
Posted By Gabriel
I will give my vision, that doesn't match neither...

I will give my vision, that doesn't match neither Evan's nor MCM.

Let's do a timeline based on the NTSB's animation.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QVaQYhd_Qy0
The first 20 seconds the video is...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-25-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 22,445
Posted By Gabriel
Yes, may. Or may not. ...

Yes, may. Or may not.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3fNcGFNLPHE

(yes, yes, I know the differences)
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-25-2014, 10:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 445
Posted By Gabriel
How many planes flew in each case? Hint: there...

How many planes flew in each case?
Hint: there are dozens, sometimes hundreds of planes flying over war zones every day, every year.
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-25-2014, 03:51 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,378
Posted By Gabriel
A dual engine out should not cause a high energy...

A dual engine out should not cause a high energy crash, distress call or not.
Especially in the MD-80 where the elevator and ailerons are mechanically/aerodynamically actuated (no hydraulics or...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-25-2014, 02:37 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 22,445
Posted By Gabriel
Maybe. But I suspect that there was a very early...

Maybe. But I suspect that there was a very early in-flight breakup, for example caused by critical part of the structure failing due to the shockwave and explosive decompression. There were photos of...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-25-2014, 12:01 AM
Replies: 887
Views: 79,959
Posted By Gabriel
Okay, what happens in this scenario? An...

Okay, what happens in this scenario?

An altitude different to the current one is selected.
FLCH is selected.
The FD remains on.
The AT is not switched off.
The airplane eventually reaches the...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-24-2014, 11:19 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 22,445
Posted By Gabriel
A big missile like this one likely reflected...

A big missile like this one likely reflected measurable "blips" on the radar and they are likely recorded. It will be a 2D trace though, since I very much doubt that the missile had a transponder,...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-24-2014, 11:16 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 22,445
Posted By Gabriel
I don't think so. The transponder (and I think...

I don't think so. The transponder (and I think ACARS too) stopped transmitting with the plane smoothly flying straight and level at cruise altitude.

That means that the transponder stopped...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-24-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 887
Views: 79,959
Posted By Gabriel
MCM, you are wrong by the own confession of the...

MCM, you are wrong by the own confession of the PF in the post-accident interview. Basically, he didn't understand a thing of how the system works.
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-24-2014, 07:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 445
Posted By Gabriel
Believe it or not, flying over a war zone is not...

Believe it or not, flying over a war zone is not as dangerous as flying into a cloud of volcanic ashes.
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-24-2014, 02:17 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,378
Posted By Gabriel
An Argentine newspaper reports that Algeria...

An Argentine newspaper reports that Algeria authorities officially confirmed that it crashed in the Sahel dessert.

In Spanish:...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-24-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,924
Posted By Gabriel
Your guess is off by 200%. The Aerolíneas...

Your guess is off by 200%.
The Aerolíneas Argentinas crossed at about mid-runway and the other plane went around before reaching the threshold. They were about 1500m away.
...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-24-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 887
Views: 79,959
Posted By Gabriel
CRM was obviously a strong issue here. But...

CRM was obviously a strong issue here.

But the individual actions of the PF too.
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-24-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 887
Views: 79,959
Posted By Gabriel
MCM, I see what you mean and concur. What I...

MCM, I see what you mean and concur.

What I don't understand is:
- Why did the PF rely on the AT to hold the speed if he had selected FLCH?
- Why did all three relay that the speed would be held...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-24-2014, 01:46 PM
Replies: 887
Views: 79,959
Posted By Gabriel
My point is this: if the PF had first entered a...

My point is this: if the PF had first entered a lower target altitude (say MDA or a bit above that) then he would have gotten IDLE thrust without touching the thrust levers and thereby without...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 07-24-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 621
Posted By Gabriel
Ah, ok. Yes, I remember. I thought that you...

Ah, ok. Yes, I remember.

I thought that you posted that post in THAT other forum and that Don was a moderator THERE.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 07-23-2014, 07:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 621
Posted By Gabriel
Errrr, hummm, welll... I... (Pst!... What?)

Errrr, hummm, welll... I...

(Pst!... What?)
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-23-2014, 12:12 PM
Replies: 887
Views: 79,959
Posted By Gabriel
What I could have done is: Selected FLCH and...

What I could have done is:
Selected FLCH and idle the throttles.
The plane would have initially pitch up to slow down to the selected speed (Vapp) and then pitch down to hold that speed.
With the...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-23-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 887
Views: 79,959
Posted By Gabriel
Correct. Is this a joke? Here we go...

Correct.


Is this a joke? Here we go again.
Why don't you read what I said, what MCM said, and what you hav ejust said above?

NO. THE AP WITH THE FD IN FLCH DID NOT INITIATE A CLIMB BECAUSE...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-23-2014, 02:19 AM
Replies: 887
Views: 79,959
Posted By Gabriel
And prompted your confusion too. Tell me one...

And prompted your confusion too.

Tell me one thing: In a "pitch controls speed" mode, why would the plane pitch up for the insignificant reason that you selected a higher altitude?
Answer: it...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-23-2014, 01:41 AM
Replies: 887
Views: 79,959
Posted By Gabriel
I think that there are two big, gross, immense...

I think that there are two big, gross, immense conceptual issues that are being grossly, immensely overlooked even by the NTSB:

1- When you select FLCH you are instructing the AT to STOP HOLDING...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-22-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 22,445
Posted By Gabriel
Well, that captain not only refused and order...

Well, that captain not only refused and order (decision made more than by sheer judgement but according to regulations and own company procedures that the airline approved to keep their certificate...
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