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Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum Today, 12:19 PM
Replies: 268
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Posted By 3WE
Context: Pilots brief hundreds of times for...

Context: Pilots brief hundreds of times for engine failures, even though the process is well established- yet they flew over a war zone.

Bold is mine


Thanks for making my point.

Yep- it's...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum Today, 02:20 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 13,460
Posted By 3WE
Yes... ...but on the other hand, given all...

Yes...

...but on the other hand, given all the extreme lengths you guys normally go to to ensure a safe flight (do domestic Delta airline pilots REALLY have to brief EVERY SINGLE TIME what...
Forum: Off Topic Forum Today, 02:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 114
Posted By 3WE
Thanks. I was getting worried. Then...

Thanks.

I was getting worried.

Then again, with Peter's home country being where the Wright Brothers invented the airplane and home to Boeing and formerly McDonnell and Douglas and Cessna and...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum Yesterday, 02:02 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 13,460
Posted By 3WE
~300 people... The odds that someone is a...

~300 people...

The odds that someone is a private pilot is...

And that they might have a map for grins, or planning to take a flight, or took a flight...

And let me side with BB- while the...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 07-20-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 114
Posted By 3WE
Been around aviation for 55 years, but not...

Been around aviation for 55 years, but not familiar with Len Morgan, Gordon Baxter and Richard Collins?

That's right, this is a photography website, not aviation...my bad.
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-20-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 13,460
Posted By 3WE
This talk drives me nuts....Oh, we're at...

This talk drives me nuts....Oh, we're at 30-THIS-something feet which is ok because it's 2000-whatever feet above the official ceiling of the war-zone and the good warring people will set their...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 07-20-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 114
Posted By 3WE
Peter: It's intended for people who are...

Peter:

It's intended for people who are interested and knowledgeable about aviation issues.

However, I did err by putting it in the Off-Topic forum. Apologies for the confusion from the...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 07-19-2014, 06:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 114
Posted By 3WE
FAO: Forumites who read Flying Magazine

In the July issue of Flying, Dr. Dick Karl, a regular columnist in the widely-read, and broadly known magazine, wrote of visiting Atlas Air- the employer of our own, beloved Boeing Bobby.

I think...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-19-2014, 06:08 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,305
Posted By 3WE
Ironic would be if there was a CVR quote of one...

Ironic would be if there was a CVR quote of one pilot saying we should lower the nose because that's a fundamental principle to increase airspeed and maintain controlability, while the other pilot...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-19-2014, 01:29 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 13,460
Posted By 3WE
Given that in other instances that we allowed...

Given that in other instances that we allowed suicide bombers to blow up our stuff and kill our people, I object to this and the other "totally" absolute statement. You don't have a lot of time to...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-18-2014, 10:47 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 13,460
Posted By 3WE
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An over riding issue is that weapons that have a 5 to 10 mile range are no big deal... My 0.22 rifle has a 1 mile range, 5 and 10 and 20 mile weapons existed in the 1960s, they existed in the 1940s...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-18-2014, 01:58 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 13,460
Posted By 3WE
The discussion of whether they should or...

The discussion of whether they should or shouldn't have flown there is going to require very careful analysis.

Sitting here to today, after the fact, indeed they should not have flown there.
...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-18-2014, 01:14 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 183
Posted By 3WE
ATFS Missle threads...

While his posts were out of line- and not even on-topic, the high-level concept would seem to have had merit... :(
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-15-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,305
Posted By 3WE
I do have a PPRUNE account- (I think I once asked...

I do have a PPRUNE account- (I think I once asked a question)...but yeah- it's best to shut up and listen to those who know and save the stupid crap for smaller, obscure forums like this one.

But...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-14-2014, 01:39 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,305
Posted By 3WE
I've got more flight hours than you... ...

I've got more flight hours than you...

However, I do not doubt this contention whether it's directly from you or if you are conveying it from PPRUNE.
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-14-2014, 01:00 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,305
Posted By 3WE
You quoted my question marks and not my bold...

You quoted my question marks and not my bold stuff which was the point.

It's all tightly linked and why folks are posting on PPRUNE and Brian is quoting that aft CG makes things bad.

You can...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-13-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,305
Posted By 3WE
?????????????????? See bold font. ...

??????????????????

See bold font.

Technically it probably doesn't "so badly"

But it generally makes stall behavior more nasty.

And add in asymmetric thrust and that it's not a Cessna 150...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-13-2014, 01:09 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,305
Posted By 3WE
Just like we have to be able to fly headings and...

Just like we have to be able to fly headings and altitudes and recover from unusual attitudes solely by reference to instruments to pass your ppl (yes ppl) check ride.

Then you have to do it again...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-13-2014, 12:59 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,305
Posted By 3WE
Ok Gabe- it's just that these sentences are very...

Ok Gabe- it's just that these sentences are very strongly worded when single engine twins spinning in is unfortunately not rare.

Yes, you go on to list disclaimers but those statements stand out.
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-12-2014, 11:24 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,305
Posted By 3WE
By the way: ...

By the way:

http://aviation-safety.net/database/record.php?id=20060729-0
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-12-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,305
Posted By 3WE
Gabriel- I don't understand what you don't...

Gabriel- I don't understand what you don't understand.

A loss of control from an engine failure should not happen but so often does. There's that famous stat that light twins have a higher engine...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-11-2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,305
Posted By 3WE
I am not arguing (see quote above) But I am...

I am not arguing (see quote above)

But I am pissing higher than Brian.

Gabriel- I dunno...I can think of a lot of crashes from light planes that are heavily loaded. As usual- your comments are...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-11-2014, 07:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,305
Posted By 3WE
Indeed. And, yes, the denominator matters. ...

Indeed.

And, yes, the denominator matters.

50% more people that it's people capacity...

...but that is not 50% more weight than it's total weight capacity...

(This and the speed comment...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-11-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,743
Posted By 3WE
Hmmm...if you can't find anything after a...

Hmmm...if you can't find anything after a diligent search, that is interesting.

However, here's some speculation: As discussed in this thread (and even relevant to the G6 over run), this crash is...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-11-2014, 02:10 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,305
Posted By 3WE
?????? I do not understand your question. ...

??????

I do not understand your question.

First- my frame of reference is an "other than first world parachute operation"...right or wrong, there's probably some rule bending with some...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-11-2014, 12:04 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,305
Posted By 3WE
Thanks... Ok a 50% overload (crude...

Thanks...

Ok a 50% overload (crude estimate) is pushing it- even for more "lawless-throw-caution-into-the-wind" operations.
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-11-2014, 11:52 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,743
Posted By 3WE
I feel bad for the nose gear and airplane too. ...

I feel bad for the nose gear and airplane too.

The general public, much less so.

That they were very "lucky" and only almost died does not stir up enough feelings.

We'll most likely have...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-11-2014, 11:35 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,743
Posted By 3WE
Did you pay any attention to when Gabriel tried...

Did you pay any attention to when Gabriel tried to take issue with me on the use of denominators?
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-10-2014, 11:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,743
Posted By 3WE
They didn't died and therefore there are no...

They didn't died and therefore there are no feelings to report.

You don't expect the media to report facts?
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-10-2014, 11:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 232
Posted By 3WE
No alcohol was involved. There were some...

No alcohol was involved.

There were some cultural cockpit gradient factors that may have contributed.
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-10-2014, 02:47 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,292
Posted By 3WE
Does looking out a window have any relevance here?

Does looking out a window have any relevance here?
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-10-2014, 01:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 232
Posted By 3WE
Getting Personal- Human factors, swiss cheeze, break-neck speeds...

...Been driving for almost 40 years.

Don't know what the heck the deal was. I got a good nights sleep, but was feeling a bit tired.

I woke up zooming down the median at 70 MPH, all four tires...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-09-2014, 01:48 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 937
Posted By 3WE
I got ever so slightly west today and studied...

I got ever so slightly west today and studied some generator's...

I estimated about 4 seconds/turn or 15 RPM or 1.33 seconds between blade swipes.

If the wind is blowing 20 MPH that means about...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-09-2014, 01:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,292
Posted By 3WE
. I know that there's an SOP...

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I know that there's an SOP used by a lot of airlines that you check for it being clear before you cross ANY runway (let alone an active one).

...and I guess if you don't have the...
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum 07-08-2014, 12:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 403
Posted By 3WE
I'm hair splitting on you- accept my apologies. ...

I'm hair splitting on you- accept my apologies.

The LDA approaches I recall had 2 to 3000 ft offsets. There was some decent maneuvering to get back on the centerline- I recall a lot of crisp bank...
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum 07-08-2014, 01:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 403
Posted By 3WE
FWIW, the S-Turns I observed- while well inside...

FWIW, the S-Turns I observed- while well inside the outer marker were not spectacularly low...I would guess (and it's just a guess) they were well above 500 feet, with their speed well maintained and...
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum 07-07-2014, 10:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 403
Posted By 3WE
LOL! I tend to agree- you're supposed to be...

LOL!

I tend to agree- you're supposed to be flying this beautiful ILS-nailed-constant-speed deal and here you go screwing it all up by hand flying and sight seeing the subdivisions underneath and...
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum 07-07-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 403
Posted By 3WE
No!!! It is more intended to delay the...

No!!!

It is more intended to delay the arrival so a plane can depart or allow a landed plane exit the runway.

I don't want to say "absolute never" to burn altitude nor to slow down, but I think...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-07-2014, 08:40 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,305
Posted By 3WE
When I look here (...

When I look here ( http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Piper_PA-31_Navajo ) I see 10 seats.

So pull the seats, leave off some gas (they aren't going very far), and what's the big deal? I don't know it's...
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum 07-07-2014, 08:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 306
Posted By 3WE
You are correct. That being said,...

You are correct.

That being said, Electricity collectively represents a whole number of alternative "non-hydrocarbon-liquid" sources such as hydro, inefficient-scarcely-bladed windmills, cattle...
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