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Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum Yesterday, 12:43 PM
Replies: 35
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Posted By 3WE
I dunno...put some little nefarious .exe file in...

I dunno...put some little nefarious .exe file in the USB when you are uploading the latest R-NAV approach and departure procedures with all the little tweaks on the fixes into the navigation database...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-23-2015, 02:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 960
Posted By 3WE
There appears to be some aviation related hacking...

There appears to be some aviation related hacking on or about 4/22/2014???
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-18-2015, 07:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 760
Posted By 3WE
You said, "the weather didn't seem to be posting...

You said, "the weather didn't seem to be posting a problem."

No big deal, but I'd counter that the weather was bad enough that it might be a genuine contributing-factor / slice of swiss cheese.
...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-18-2015, 11:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 760
Posted By 3WE
I see rainy with definite low ragged clouds. ...

I see rainy with definite low ragged clouds.

...stuff that I'm guessing would call for "good solid critical attention" to the ILS approach.

...but then again, nothing approaching the category...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-18-2015, 02:10 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,020
Posted By 3WE
Fixed?

Fixed?
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-17-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,020
Posted By 3WE
It is, and I'd say that 99.9999% of pilots agree...

It is, and I'd say that 99.9999% of pilots agree and do exactly that.

Then we have those who do not and then we have numerous questions:

Why did they do what they did?

What were they...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-17-2015, 12:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 760
Posted By 3WE
This guy sounds more Eastern Indian, than Asian: ...

This guy sounds more Eastern Indian, than Asian: Nuhat N. Ormal.




About the only thing they don't say was the crash occurred because the plane hit the ground.


Well actually they did...I...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-16-2015, 02:49 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 960
Posted By 3WE
You know, as we eliminate classic phugoid...

You know, as we eliminate classic phugoid behavior and trim wheels and the need to remember to not pull up relentlessly nor watch the airspeed and and work the throttles on short final, why is it...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-16-2015, 02:26 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,020
Posted By 3WE
As I read this, I do not see where you have...

As I read this, I do not see where you have listed ANY disadvantage to to a trim wheel nor any specific ADVANTAGE to no trim wheel.

You seem to be bugged that it's old and need to try a cheap shot...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-16-2015, 02:07 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 960
Posted By 3WE
It's comforting to know that the pilots can...

It's comforting to know that the pilots can 'always' fly the filed flight plan with no input from ATC and using a paper chart and frequencies and radials...as long as the bad guys don't lower the ILS...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-14-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,020
Posted By 3WE
Indeed. Of course the point that I tend to...

Indeed.

Of course the point that I tend to stick on (and that maybe Gabriel is hinting at) is that when one of these bad things happen where you are seconds from dying and there's 14...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-14-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 504
Posted By 3WE
In general, I think airline pilots have excellent...

In general, I think airline pilots have excellent tolerance to turbulence, so this incident is somewhat unusual and newsworthy. In fact, I'm thinking most pilots look forward to a nice bumpy, gusty,...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-14-2015, 08:16 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 504
Posted By 3WE
Yeah, a few chops is no big deal. I have a...

Yeah, a few chops is no big deal.

I have a small amount of expertise in this area- a few flying lessons way back when (steep turns, turns about a point, stalls (with reduced G's) turned on my...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-14-2015, 08:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 437
Posted By 3WE
...and we still don't have a cockpit thought...

...and we still don't have a cockpit thought recorder.
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-14-2015, 12:32 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,020
Posted By 3WE
Or do you mean, "It should be quite instinctive...

Or do you mean, "It should be quite instinctive to a qualified pilot that ineffective elevator means check the trim wheel which works just like it does on almost all aircraft including the C150 from...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-14-2015, 12:21 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,020
Posted By 3WE
Holy hammerhead, Batman. While I'm sure they...

Holy hammerhead, Batman.

While I'm sure they went to full power, I see that the nose was a bit lower than optimum climb attitudes for some of the recovery.

I know there are worse flights to not...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-13-2015, 09:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 504
Posted By 3WE
1) Thanks for your discussion- your guess as to...

1) Thanks for your discussion- your guess as to what happened is probably a reasonable reflection of the truth (or not ;-)).

2) The one point that is slightly unresolved for me, is how can there...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-13-2015, 12:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 504
Posted By 3WE
C'mon MCM, I need a LITTLE more than a simple...

C'mon MCM, I need a LITTLE more than a simple "tough to avoid" because pilots ROUTINELY work to avoid turbulence...

I know they are not 100% successful, but ride reports are probably the #2 user...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-12-2015, 11:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 504
Posted By 3WE
Maybe I'm weird, but I enjoy planes that don't go...

Maybe I'm weird, but I enjoy planes that don't go all flexible in turbulence, so a nice smaller ERJ, might ride rougher, but the lurches are very straight forward.

In a typical jumbo jet where the...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-12-2015, 11:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 504
Posted By 3WE
That is interesting! 1) On a really clear...

That is interesting!

1) On a really clear day you can probably almost see from DCA to BWI...I would think there might be someplace a little better to go if you needed smoother air.

2) On a...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-12-2015, 01:45 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,020
Posted By 3WE
I guess a yoke or throttles moving on their own...

I guess a yoke or throttles moving on their own in response to a control system could be disconcerting too...

...or not.
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-10-2015, 09:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 456
Posted By 3WE
...then perhaps, you WOULD want to piss on a...

...then perhaps, you WOULD want to piss on a reporter...But then again, that might involve extra paperwork, so apologies, you were right the first time. :twisted:
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-10-2015, 07:40 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 8,848
Posted By 3WE
One minute, you know that you are just a...

One minute, you know that you are just a parlour-talking ass-hat on an obscure aviation forum that falls well short of the true knowledge or skill that it takes to fly any sort of commercial jet.
...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-10-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 8,848
Posted By 3WE
...to note if your upward pointing thumb is...

...to note if your upward pointing thumb is aiming left or right as you crank the wheel...

I'm not sure I've ever seen that on a checklist yet, I generally always used it.

...and I recall a...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-10-2015, 06:31 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 8,848
Posted By 3WE
But, my 172 POH checklist has an item called...

But, my 172 POH checklist has an item called "Controls, free and correct"...and on most airliner rides I see the spoilers flap up and down on taxi...

...seems like a good, broadly applicable...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-10-2015, 02:24 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 602
Posted By 3WE
Extremely unstabilized! Incredible airspeed...

Extremely unstabilized! Incredible airspeed increase on short final!!!!!

:twisted:
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-09-2015, 10:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 456
Posted By 3WE
You'd think that might make some nasty noise at...

You'd think that might make some nasty noise at 500 mph (TAS)...then again, boundary layers, and it's already noisy, so maybe not.

I hate reporters too but your comment isn't very paramedical :-D
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-09-2015, 10:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 602
Posted By 3WE
In response to immediately above: Yes... ...

In response to immediately above: Yes...

But recall the beginning- your question (in so many words) was if there were any advantages to step down approaches.

I can play what-if games all day...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-09-2015, 09:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 602
Posted By 3WE
Well, you've just made this a descend and...

Well, you've just made this a descend and level-off approach...leaving the lowest and most dangerous level off...95% right back where we started...

And "assuming the MSA provides" ...that's kind...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-09-2015, 07:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 602
Posted By 3WE
...while we are cussing and discussing all of...

...while we are cussing and discussing all of this in an attempt to further bolster our already-pretty-darn-but-not-quite-perfectly safe airline travel, don't pretty much all major operators already...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-09-2015, 03:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 602
Posted By 3WE
Adjectives added.

Adjectives added.
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-09-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 602
Posted By 3WE
Broken clouds... Imagine a chunk of clouds,...

Broken clouds...

Imagine a chunk of clouds, just below minimums, in the vicinity of the airport.

But a couple miles out, on the approach path, is a spot with higher clouds.

The constant...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-09-2015, 11:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 602
Posted By 3WE
Don't go below minimums... ...even though...

Don't go below minimums...

...even though they have a safety buffer.

That even sort of includes the smooth descents as well as ILS approaches...sort of.
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-08-2015, 04:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 438
Posted By 3WE
Indeed and :smilewin: Then again, it was the...

Indeed and :smilewin:

Then again, it was the wee hours of the morning (they probably flew down to Indy mid-day)...maybe he wasn't running at 100% mentally...just zoned out a bit. The airport was...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-08-2015, 02:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 438
Posted By 3WE
More likely, my reading comprehension sometimes...

More likely, my reading comprehension sometimes sucks (no maybe about it).

But ok, there's still SOME differences between a mainline airline pilot and someone who charters piston twins...He might...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-08-2015, 02:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 476
Posted By 3WE
Potential for some sort of "little CYA (or image)...

Potential for some sort of "little CYA (or image) conspiracy": High.

Some sort of grand earth-shattering assassination conspiracy plot?

Still looks WAY WAY WAY too classic for we REALLY REALLY...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-08-2015, 01:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 438
Posted By 3WE
Acknowledged. Here's where the discussion...

Acknowledged.

Here's where the discussion gets interesting (though not new)...

Low time, but current instrument pilots are licensed and technically capable of shooting approaches to minimums....
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-08-2015, 01:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 438
Posted By 3WE
CRM Breakdown in Indianna

Disclaimer, We need to wait for the final report, but the profile is there:

-High performance, light piston twin aircraft.
-Rated, "experienced" nonprofessional pilot.
-Fairly wealthy folks on a...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-07-2015, 03:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 363
Posted By 3WE
If the parking brake was set and the scuffle was...

If the parking brake was set and the scuffle was away from the power levers, I'd say it was very sold CRM.

Edit: Forgot that they need to check in with ATC and park in a designated holding area...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-05-2015, 08:43 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 3,020
Posted By 3WE
There are two: 1. Cowboy stick and rudder...

There are two:

1. Cowboy stick and rudder improvisational fundamental airmanship with no regard for proper procedure.

2. Total well trained always correct procedural regurgitation wasting no...
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