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Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-25-2014, 07:56 AM
Replies: 416
Views: 27,379
Posted By mfeldt
That's not MH17. The sky wasn't blue and the...

That's not MH17.

The sky wasn't blue and the plane ist not a T7.
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-23-2014, 09:35 AM
Replies: 416
Views: 27,379
Posted By mfeldt
I'd have another question that can be answered...

I'd have another question that can be answered maybe without having to wait for anything:

In the Malaysian times is mentioned that Kiev ATC confirmed having lost contact with MH17 to Malaysian...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-22-2014, 12:09 PM
Replies: 416
Views: 27,379
Posted By mfeldt
Well, certainly that would do the job. I was...

Well, certainly that would do the job. I was asking for nothing more.

What I do not understand is why so much other evidence, that should be readily available, is not being brought forward.
...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-22-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 416
Views: 27,379
Posted By mfeldt
What's so different this time with respect to the...

What's so different this time with respect to the pilot's families? At least pilot error is out of the question here...

If things went on as, let' say, mainstream-suspicion has it, there would be...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-22-2014, 10:51 AM
Replies: 416
Views: 27,379
Posted By mfeldt
Well there are dozens of conspiracy theories,...

Well there are dozens of conspiracy theories, among them that MH17 was ordered by ATC to alter heading and/or altitude....

If such a thing happened, it should be on the voice recorder, or?
I...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 03-17-2014, 10:59 AM
Replies: 1,811
Views: 238,300
Posted By mfeldt
Sorry, the thread is quite long now.... Didn't I...

Sorry, the thread is quite long now.... Didn't I read somewhere that the c/b for ACARS are in the back of the aircraft? Wouldn't ACARS need to be disabled first or else it would start complaining...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 03-17-2014, 10:40 AM
Replies: 1,811
Views: 238,300
Posted By mfeldt
No it couldn't. That's the purpose!

No it couldn't. That's the purpose!
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 03-12-2014, 04:08 PM
Replies: 1,811
Views: 238,300
Posted By mfeldt
Unlikely. But on the other hand: Sooner or...

Unlikely.

But on the other hand: Sooner or later it will inevitably happen - and still appear extremely unlikely...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-11-2013, 11:14 AM
Replies: 887
Views: 86,202
Posted By mfeldt
Evacuation delayed by 90 seconds... ...

Evacuation delayed by 90 seconds...

http://www.cbc.ca/news/world/story/2013/07/10/asiana-san-francisco-crash-investigation.html

Pilot blinded by flash of light:...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-08-2013, 12:00 PM
Replies: 887
Views: 86,202
Posted By mfeldt
Where else should they have been during this...

Where else should they have been during this phase of the approach?
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-04-2013, 12:08 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 961
Posted By mfeldt
Flight precaution landing of FAB001 with Bolivian President aboard in Vienna

Not sure whether it will become another hive of conspiracy theories or quickly turn into a political turmoil, but...



Now there's this audio recording supposedly from communication between the...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 02-05-2013, 08:40 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 21,873
Posted By mfeldt
THere's an article in the Seattle Times quoting...

THere's an article in the Seattle Times quoting some Boeing engineers stating that the batteries are actually only the tip of the iceberg, whilst the base is the power panels:
...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 01-17-2013, 12:45 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 21,873
Posted By mfeldt
Is that some standard duration, or do you have...

Is that some standard duration, or do you have some basis for that guess?

Since the goal is to convince FAA that the batteries are safe, what can they do and how long would it take?

An interim...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 01-17-2013, 08:14 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 21,873
Posted By mfeldt
I guess that is not so easy, as Li-ion was of...

I guess that is not so easy, as Li-ion was of course chosen for a reason: In the 787 many systems are operated electrically that conventionally were powered hydraulically or by something else. ...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 01-16-2013, 03:44 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 21,873
Posted By mfeldt
A german newspaper (>Der Spiegel< again...)...

A german newspaper (>Der Spiegel< again...) quotes the batteries as the primary concern. Li-Ion batteries apparently used for the first time in aviation, quite dangerous with respect to fire...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 10-06-2011, 03:47 PM
Replies: 2,498
Views: 330,524
Posted By mfeldt
Just seen on, er... bloomberg.com: ...

Just seen on, er... bloomberg.com:
http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2011-10-05/air-france-flight-447-crash-probe-shows-confused-crew-misread-instruments.html
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 06-01-2011, 03:54 PM
Replies: 2,498
Views: 330,524
Posted By mfeldt
Der Spiegel and Prof. Hüttig again...: ...

Der Spiegel and Prof. Hüttig again...:


Victims' Families Propose Grounding All A330s


http://www.spiegel.de/international/world/0,1518,766148,00.html
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 05-12-2011, 08:06 AM
Replies: 2,498
Views: 330,524
Posted By mfeldt
Indeed - but not indefinitely. It has been two...

Indeed - but not indefinitely. It has been two years now, that's a long time for the pressure to work!
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 05-09-2011, 10:27 AM
Replies: 2,498
Views: 330,524
Posted By mfeldt
Since I'm clearly one of the non-experts here,...

Since I'm clearly one of the non-experts here, would everybody forgive me my possibly naive question...

I've now read many times here about the proximity of the coffin corner or its variants as a...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 05-09-2011, 10:09 AM
Replies: 2,498
Views: 330,524
Posted By mfeldt
Since the total numbers of a/c losses is not...

Since the total numbers of a/c losses is not large, you will easily end up with only very few or even no accidents at all in each category when you split up by too many variables. No need to try and...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-04-2011, 12:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,079
Posted By mfeldt
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birgenair_Flight_301

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birgenair_Flight_301
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-28-2010, 02:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,101
Posted By mfeldt
A Colleague of mine was on a UA flight FRA-IAD on...

A Colleague of mine was on a UA flight FRA-IAD on July 2nd or around that date and reported the air condition worked intermittently in the forward section - 20 minutes freezing and 20 minutes...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-21-2010, 02:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,349
Posted By mfeldt
Most of this is true during takeoff as well, or?...

Most of this is true during takeoff as well, or? I remember once a pilot told me that (for him) actually take-off is the most tense phase of the flight, the stress on aircraft components being much...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-21-2010, 02:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,503
Posted By mfeldt
In this case, one person was reported to have...

In this case, one person was reported to have her head banged against the cabin wall - I guess this can also happen when the belt is buckled.

Flying to the ceiling, as was reported for another...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-12-2010, 01:59 PM
Replies: 2,498
Views: 330,524
Posted By mfeldt
Appears a reasonable scenario ... only: Did the...

Appears a reasonable scenario ... only: Did the ACARS messages not imply a time span of just 4 minutes between 2 and 6 (assuming that the cabin vertical speed warning also appeared on the flight...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-12-2010, 01:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,136
Posted By mfeldt
I don't really get the purpose of this thread......

I don't really get the purpose of this thread... usually fatality statistics are shown by the airline industry in order to prove to people who may feel uneasy about flying that the transportation...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 06-23-2010, 12:41 PM
Replies: 2,498
Views: 330,524
Posted By mfeldt
I think there is a dedicated thread on this, but...

I think there is a dedicated thread on this, but for short:

JPEG is lossy compression, you want to do that to data.
In fact, when transmitting basically a stream of numbers, there is very...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 05-19-2010, 12:28 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 17,145
Posted By mfeldt
Oh .. I missed that. Water is also in the...

Oh .. I missed that. Water is also in the statistics and it's almost always worse than flying ... how far back does the statisctics reach? Titanic?
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 05-19-2010, 10:09 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 17,145
Posted By mfeldt
It helps to look at actual numbers, not just...

It helps to look at actual numbers, not just keywords...

Although I generally dislike Wikipedia, they have this excellent comparison on deaths per kilometer, per hour, and per journey. When...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 05-12-2010, 12:30 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 54,866
Posted By mfeldt
But the tail looks pretty attached to a piece of...

But the tail looks pretty attached to a piece of fuselage that broke off with it - unlike AF 447 and AA

m.
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 05-10-2010, 11:59 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 15,397
Posted By mfeldt
After my citation of an article of "Der Spiegel"...

After my citation of an article of "Der Spiegel" in th ethread about AF447, here's now another one....

I don't know whether it will ever be available in english, but here's the link:...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 05-07-2010, 09:25 AM
Replies: 2,498
Views: 330,524
Posted By mfeldt
Well, North-South it's about 7km, East-West...

Well, North-South it's about 7km, East-West more like 10.

m.
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-19-2010, 02:12 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 15,397
Posted By mfeldt
Clouds are normally visible at night, too. Even...

Clouds are normally visible at night, too. Even in a very dark & moonless night one would notice the absence of stars in a direction where the weather radar shows nothing but clear sky.

That...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-19-2010, 12:56 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 15,397
Posted By mfeldt
AP...

AP (http://www.google.com/hostednews/ap/article/ALeqM5gOf6EkFL_a2lZK_hHNlDWEig3uXwD9F63E6G4)
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-19-2010, 12:40 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 15,397
Posted By mfeldt
+ possible sensor equipment vulnerability - maybe...

+ possible sensor equipment vulnerability - maybe we should ask Thales again about their pitot devices...


m.
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-12-2010, 07:54 AM
Replies: 2,306
Views: 249,480
Posted By mfeldt
Small problem? What kind do you actually mean? ...

Small problem? What kind do you actually mean?


Actually it's you who appears to try gaining political grounds by already using the "don't trample on the heritage" argument to conceal the...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 03-15-2010, 11:43 AM
Replies: 2,498
Views: 330,524
Posted By mfeldt
That, in turn should depend on why you are...

That, in turn should depend on why you are arriving late... if it is due to going a longer way, or because of flying more slowly.

May I repeat my question on weather radars (even if weather...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 03-12-2010, 09:28 AM
Replies: 2,498
Views: 330,524
Posted By mfeldt
To get once more to the RIF issue and the fuel...

To get once more to the RIF issue and the fuel situation which might have been too tight to allow lengthy deviations without making certain a stop-over in Bordeaux....
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 03-11-2010, 03:55 PM
Replies: 2,498
Views: 330,524
Posted By mfeldt
Hmmm.... the flight plan reads: What...

Hmmm....

the flight plan reads:


What does that actually mean? is FL270 planned to be achieved by the time they reach SALPU? Or would they request permission to climb once they are at SALPU?...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 03-11-2010, 11:03 AM
Replies: 2,498
Views: 330,524
Posted By mfeldt
So the conclusion is they DID maintain FL350 -...

So the conclusion is they DID maintain FL350 - either because the understood what the controler said but for some reason did not acknowledge, or because they didn't hear him and thus had no...
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