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Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 01-16-2014, 04:34 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 999
Posted By Arrow
Interesting. If I were the copilot, I'd buy a few...

Interesting. If I were the copilot, I'd buy a few lottery tickets. Anybody else flying with him? I'd catch another flight. :)

Arrow
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 11-21-2013, 09:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,157
Posted By Arrow
Possible names? The Lost Lifter. Jumbo's. [Add...

Possible names? The Lost Lifter. Jumbo's. [Add your ideas here]


As a passenger, I sure don't. Given everything in the cockpit to make the job easier, this from the standpoint of a pax is...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 11-21-2013, 02:45 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,157
Posted By Arrow
I have to assume that this throws a bit of a...

I have to assume that this throws a bit of a spanner in the works for the Dreamliner program. Mebbe they could lease-out an Airbus Beluga to sub-in until this is worked out? :)
[/ParlourTalking]
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Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum 09-16-2013, 08:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 707
Posted By Arrow
https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-...

https://fbcdn-sphotos-e-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-prn2/1175095_639077396123942_67369017_n.jpg

And video here

http://youtu.be/xNJ8jfB4Oac

Arrow
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-15-2013, 11:51 PM
Replies: 887
Views: 85,013
Posted By Arrow
Indeed. I have it on the best authority that the...

Indeed. I have it on the best authority that the attorneys of record are from Dewey, Cheatum and Howe. :D

Arrow
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-15-2013, 11:50 PM
Replies: 887
Views: 85,013
Posted By Arrow
Given an appropriate span of time, accuracy isn't...

Given an appropriate span of time, accuracy isn't a problem. The trouble is the ADHD, 'gotta have it this instant' expectation of the viewing public. That said, someone in the organisation should've...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-15-2013, 10:31 PM
Replies: 887
Views: 85,013
Posted By Arrow
As one who works in that business (not news...

As one who works in that business (not news anymore but still...), they're just giving people what they say they want. And the simple reality is that whoever's first to break with whatever tidbit...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-07-2013, 12:54 PM
Replies: 887
Views: 85,013
Posted By Arrow
I'd be surprised if shock wasn't in play (at...

I'd be surprised if shock wasn't in play (at least in part)

Arrow
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-07-2013, 12:50 PM
Replies: 887
Views: 85,013
Posted By Arrow
The chasers rolled at the same time as the...

The chasers rolled at the same time as the ambulances. You can make book that there will be competing suits filed (if they haven't been already)

Arrow
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-06-2013, 11:27 PM
Replies: 887
Views: 85,013
Posted By Arrow
In fair weather, how on Earth does a professional...

In fair weather, how on Earth does a professional flight deck crew explain this away? Any mentions about a last-moment bird ingestions a la US 1549?

Arrow
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 06-23-2013, 07:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,568
Posted By Arrow
Looking at that, I notice the brief bit of smoke...

Looking at that, I notice the brief bit of smoke from the engine when his starboard wing is perpendicular. Could it have been an unrecoverable engine issue at too low an altitude? [/parlour talking]...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 06-21-2013, 02:11 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,407
Posted By Arrow
I just that airline's seat fabric is brown :) ...

I just that airline's seat fabric is brown :)

Arrow
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 03-15-2013, 10:22 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 973
Posted By Arrow
Air Canada excitement at Pearson

http://www.mississauga.com/news/article/1593122--air-canada-jet-ignores-orders-to-abort-landing-at-pearson-airport
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 01-29-2013, 09:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,030
Posted By Arrow
Perhaps it's a more pleasant connotation in other...

Perhaps it's a more pleasant connotation in other languages. :)

Arrow
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 01-29-2013, 02:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,685
Posted By Arrow
CTs :nonono: Arrow

CTs :nonono:

Arrow
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 01-29-2013, 01:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,030
Posted By Arrow
Unofficially, it seems weather was the culprit...

Unofficially, it seems weather was the culprit but I did something of a double take with this report on the incident from one of Canada's national newspapers:

"Canadian-made jet in deadly...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 01-28-2013, 07:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,685
Posted By Arrow
Holy smokes! 30 years+ to get to here? Wow! ...

Holy smokes! 30 years+ to get to here? Wow!

Arrow
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 01-28-2013, 07:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 723
Posted By Arrow
Thank God it wasn't Canada geese again. Don't...

Thank God it wasn't Canada geese again. Don't think our national rep could stand it. :)

Arrow
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 01-25-2013, 01:52 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 13,743
Posted By Arrow
OK, I just don't get the design 'logic' of...

OK, I just don't get the design 'logic' of needing multiple WOW signals to engage the spoilers, reversers, etc.

Being a non-pilot, what landing scenarios might there be where such a triggering...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 01-21-2013, 10:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,850
Posted By Arrow
Unless the hull is squeezed out toothpaste-like....

Unless the hull is squeezed out toothpaste-like. Then I could see an issue. But then again, I'm sure someone from Boeing could just send one of the interns down to the local pharmacy or grocery store...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 01-21-2013, 09:49 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 21,588
Posted By Arrow
Haven't seen it mentioned here (apologies if this...

Haven't seen it mentioned here (apologies if this turns out to be duplication) but I caught on BBC World News this morning that the APU is also being looked into for any part it may have played
...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 01-21-2013, 09:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,850
Posted By Arrow
If true, I'd think that a real 'wait a moment'...

If true, I'd think that a real 'wait a moment' issue for buyers. What about ground collissions and other relatively minor but not-that-uncommon sort of incidents during a fleet's service life? Unless...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 01-18-2013, 04:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,368
Posted By Arrow
If he/she gets caught. That said, that the call...

If he/she gets caught. That said, that the call came right around takeoff time identifying the passenger by name narrows the field somewhat. So I would be surprised if there isn't a rather small list...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 01-18-2013, 01:13 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 21,588
Posted By Arrow
Could be worse; he could've mentioned "Relax" by...

Could be worse; he could've mentioned "Relax" by Frank Goes To Hollywood.......oh.....uh...sorry. Didn't mean to make another earworm :)
[/ot]
Arrow
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 01-17-2013, 01:52 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 21,588
Posted By Arrow
I would put the question out as to 'what is...

I would put the question out as to 'what is new/novel in the particular system?'

I appreciate that the airframe is revolutionary rather than evolutionary and (again from the parlour talker corner)...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 01-16-2013, 12:52 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 21,588
Posted By Arrow
As an erstwhile parlourtalker, I'm just surprised...

As an erstwhile parlourtalker, I'm just surprised at the unfortunate-for-Boeing confluence of incidents. I don't know how much time has elapsed since each of the planes rolled off the line but I have...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 01-12-2013, 12:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,724
Posted By Arrow
Watching the History Channel show "Ice Pilots...

Watching the History Channel show "Ice Pilots NWT", if I'm not mistaken the rampies jonesing for a shot at the right-hand seat practise with MSFS.

Arrow
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 01-12-2013, 12:41 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,921
Posted By Arrow
One advantage for the carriers; a real premium...

One advantage for the carriers; a real premium for seat selection by the emergency exit rows. :D

Arrow
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 01-07-2013, 06:49 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,921
Posted By Arrow
Not the sort of attention one wants to be getting...

Not the sort of attention one wants to be getting with a new airliner. Glad nobody was hurt

Arrow
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 05-10-2012, 06:54 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 35,722
Posted By Arrow
Trying to muddy the waters early on to distract...

Trying to muddy the waters early on to distract those for whom this incident will quickly fade from mind in favour of the next breathless bit of important news.
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 05-10-2012, 02:56 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 35,722
Posted By Arrow
Again [Parlour talking] but I would suggest it'd...

Again [Parlour talking] but I would suggest it'd be more likely than from a 1,000 hour captain. Situational overconfidence. IANAP but in every human undertaking, there comes a degree of personal...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 05-10-2012, 01:31 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 35,722
Posted By Arrow
[Parlour talking] It wouldn't surprise me to...

[Parlour talking] It wouldn't surprise me to hear. Given the nature of the flight, it would seem to be a not-unlikely scenario and under the circumstances a less egregious circumstance than the...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 09-20-2011, 01:23 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 10,917
Posted By Arrow
Drag boat race accidents are a staple of...

Drag boat race accidents are a staple of death-and-disaster-porn shows like "Destroyed in Seconds" and the ilk. It's easy enough to Google
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 09-19-2011, 11:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,068
Posted By Arrow
As I recall, no possible alternative explanation...

As I recall, no possible alternative explanation was posited as to why the more-than-expected reading of Magnesium, just that based on one test it was there. It was an attention getter sure but it...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 09-18-2011, 02:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,068
Posted By Arrow
Not sure. Certainly not unknown to start a season...

Not sure. Certainly not unknown to start a season off with an eye-catching topic. Having watched it, the gist seems to be twofold:

a) The feeling by an RCMP investigator (Tom Juby) that the TSB...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 09-15-2011, 04:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,068
Posted By Arrow
Just resurrecting a necro-thread rather than...

Just resurrecting a necro-thread rather than creating a new one. Caught a promo for this

http://www.cbc.ca/fifth/37/episodes/swissair111/

"At 10:31 p.m. on Sept. 2, 1998, Nova Scotians felt...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 09-05-2011, 04:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,111
Posted By Arrow
Doesn't seem so. From this Reuters pic ...

Doesn't seem so. From this Reuters pic
http://bit.ly/rofxPE

it looks like the starboard gear collapsed once it skidded off the runway
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 09-04-2011, 09:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,111
Posted By Arrow
United Airlines plane skids off Ottawa runway

A United Express plane carrying 44 passengers has skidded off the runway at the Ottawa International Airport. Marc Messier of Ottawa's Fire Department says all 44 passengers travelling from Chicago...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 09-13-2010, 07:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,467
Posted By Arrow
Conviasa Flight 2350. At least 13 dead according...

Conviasa Flight 2350. At least 13 dead according to AP (http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/americas/at-least-13-dead-in-venezuelan-plane-crash/article1705359/).
...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 06-23-2010, 03:36 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,176
Posted By Arrow
:skeptic: Thanks for playing "Manifest Destiny"....

:skeptic: Thanks for playing "Manifest Destiny". :shakehea:

I'm sure a Monroe descendant will drop you a nice thank you note. [/derail]
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