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Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum Yesterday, 01:18 AM
Replies: 168
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Posted By 3WE
I had hoped you would comment on what the...

I had hoped you would comment on what the procedure should be to declare, "This looks funny, go to 100% power" and "This looks bad, give her all she's got Scotty, to hell with the di-lithium...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum Yesterday, 01:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 564
Posted By 3WE
Oh yeah, it matters. Pilots with vastly...

Oh yeah, it matters.

Pilots with vastly different pay scales, and training, and experience...

...the media makes quite the deal out of it when one crashes.

(On more-obscure fora, I've even...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 09-01-2015, 01:43 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 11,926
Posted By 3WE
Along with Evan's TPMS I-pad app, I think we need...

Along with Evan's TPMS I-pad app, I think we need to be sure that all "during takeoff checklists" customized for every type and sub type, with no underlying fundamental links...

...that the...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 08-31-2015, 06:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 564
Posted By 3WE
...of course, let's not forget the dead serious...

...of course, let's not forget the dead serious issue that these "mini" "Regional" Jets have an extremely good safety record, as compared to a number of other "big iron" airliners.

AND we might...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 08-31-2015, 06:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 564
Posted By 3WE
Fixed.

Fixed.
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 08-29-2015, 02:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 564
Posted By 3WE
Indeed. Ironingly, they generally lack auto...

Indeed.

Ironingly, they generally lack auto throttles.
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 08-28-2015, 10:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 260
Posted By 3WE
Do things happen in 3's

http://mashable.com/2015/08/28/new-york-air-show-crash/

By the way...control surface failure.
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 08-28-2015, 06:48 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,836
Posted By 3WE
I just hope that the warning system that tells...

I just hope that the warning system that tells pilots when the ELACs fail doesn't fail.
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 08-27-2015, 10:49 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,836
Posted By 3WE
:shock:

:shock:
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 08-27-2015, 10:43 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,836
Posted By 3WE
As I read about all these computer failures, and...

As I read about all these computer failures, and the serious implications of them, I'm wondering if the A319/20/21 needs to be on my no-fly list?
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 08-27-2015, 01:14 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 334
Posted By 3WE
MD-80 service from LAS to Peoria, IL?

MD-80 service from LAS to Peoria, IL?
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 08-27-2015, 01:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 334
Posted By 3WE
But I've been pushing down the whole time!!!!!

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2015-08-26/out-of-control-takeoff-attempt-by-allegiant-jet-spurs-faa-probe?cmpid=yhoo

Oh, the ironing!

A failure of the ELACable?
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 08-25-2015, 06:01 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,836
Posted By 3WE
I disagree and think you are downplaying the...

I disagree and think you are downplaying the paperwork and I wish to have a flame war with you on the subject!
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 08-25-2015, 04:24 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,836
Posted By 3WE
Blah blah blah... Yeah, it's nice to have my...

Blah blah blah...

Yeah, it's nice to have my 172 trimmed for healthy flight so that it "fights me" if I try to stall it, and there's the evil insidious Airbus that will pitch up, but not give me...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 08-25-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,836
Posted By 3WE
Actually I think I DO get it but you (the...

Actually I think I DO get it but you (the splitter) won't be happy until I (the lumper) start splitting.


Lump 1: All those ELAC computers and related systems keep the plane flying super...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 08-25-2015, 12:26 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,836
Posted By 3WE
1 & 2: What did I miss from Eric's comments? ...

1 & 2: What did I miss from Eric's comments? The plane becomes "unstable"...unstable means a LOT of things, though...I'm reading that if you keep it well within a healthy envelope (cue my known,...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 08-25-2015, 01:49 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,836
Posted By 3WE
Thanks for the clarification and Indeed... ...

Thanks for the clarification and Indeed...

...if the computer fails, perhaps the pilots need to be a little more careful at maintaining those healthy known attitudes and healthy known airspeeds at...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 08-25-2015, 12:39 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,836
Posted By 3WE
1 Flown on is not what I said. But if we are...

1 Flown on is not what I said. But if we are flying on airplanes (i.e. riding) then I also have quite a few hours riding without computerized alpha protection (where the plane's ATP's used ASI's...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 08-25-2015, 12:36 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,678
Posted By 3WE
AND, spectacular, flaming, unplanned death (sorry...

AND, spectacular, flaming, unplanned death (sorry to be factual) needs to be regulated much more than boring, every-day mundane death...(or at least much more promptly).

...then again, are you...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 08-24-2015, 10:28 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,678
Posted By 3WE
1) Context, Context, Context....a rule to raise...

1) Context, Context, Context....a rule to raise the minimum altitude for airshows was mentioned in this thread...my context was, that higher altitude gives planes more latitude to deviate sideways...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 08-24-2015, 08:31 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,836
Posted By 3WE
Never flown with computer-assisted alpha...

Never flown with computer-assisted alpha protection and have lived to post about it.

But, as you should be aware by now, staying around known healthy airspeeds and known healthy attitudes and...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 08-24-2015, 05:08 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,678
Posted By 3WE
...kind of looking for the elusive middle ground...

...kind of looking for the elusive middle ground here...

"This maneuver should begin at 500 ft AGL so if you blow it on the pull out and sag 300 feet too low, you have a buffer"... (definite...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 08-24-2015, 05:00 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,678
Posted By 3WE
Surely, he glanced at the airspeed from time to...

Surely, he glanced at the airspeed from time to time on short final.

Surely, he evaluated if pulling up the whole time might have something to do with the fast, wallowing descent.

Surely, he...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 08-24-2015, 01:00 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,678
Posted By 3WE
To some extent, this is a no-win scenario...many...

To some extent, this is a no-win scenario...many airshow crashes happen when there's a control surface failure...so if you are higher, it's that much easier to veer off into the crowd.

I also...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 08-23-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,836
Posted By 3WE
Hmmm...ATL crew is saying some interesting...

Hmmm...ATL crew is saying some interesting things...(of course, he usually does)

...am I hearing that when you turn off all the computers you have something that behaves sort of like an airplane? ...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 08-21-2015, 10:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,473
Posted By 3WE
Traditional, analogue and widely used by cowboys....

Traditional, analogue and widely used by cowboys. Last-century stuff.*

Unlike modern FBW, and rote procedure memorization...rote memorization to the point that you pull up relentlessly and are...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 08-20-2015, 08:36 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,473
Posted By 3WE
Concur... However, I think maybe Evan could...

Concur...

However, I think maybe Evan could write up a free TPMS app?
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 08-20-2015, 03:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,473
Posted By 3WE
No, but if you already have one to: -Hold...

No, but if you already have one to:

-Hold your approach plates
-Display weather (including possible hail)
-List all the procedural checklists
-Display moving map navigational stuff
-Display a...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 08-20-2015, 12:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,473
Posted By 3WE
I was reading a certain magazine last night, and...

I was reading a certain magazine last night, and there were implications that the data could link to a certain popular portable computer screen thing. (acknowledging your list of background stuff,...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 08-20-2015, 12:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,473
Posted By 3WE
Snip 1 and 2: Restating- these are not...

Snip 1 and 2: Restating- these are not necessarily required to be installed in light aircraft (along with a radio) and if I read you right, the light plane will still not be visible to the other...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 08-19-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 270
Posted By 3WE
...a favorite from the olden days... Not...

...a favorite from the olden days...

Not much in the way of fancy graphics and we have no idea how anyone FEELS about the incident...

...but hey, we have facts.
...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 08-19-2015, 04:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 270
Posted By 3WE
Media lies.

Hmmm, wind shear and contact with approach lights.

Yes, that is significant and newsworthy.

Showing landings from unrelated airports and unrelated weather and cheap, mostly bogus, simulations...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 08-19-2015, 01:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,473
Posted By 3WE
I'm not sure you have a good idea of the...

I'm not sure you have a good idea of the economics of light planes, or that there's a lot of things you can do without even having a radio...

Yeah, sure, we could shut it all down, somehow, I...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 08-19-2015, 01:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,473
Posted By 3WE
I don't really agree with "all you'll ever need",...

I don't really agree with "all you'll ever need", and in fact, you seem to have missed my point that we probably rely on "a big sky" (i.e. luck) more than we'd like to think.

...and it's not about...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 08-17-2015, 10:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,473
Posted By 3WE
But, we're kind of cowboys...and with Av-Gas...

But, we're kind of cowboys...and with Av-Gas being so expensive, stuff like GPS, autopilots, and glass-panel displays, and dual Nav-Coms and glide slope receivers, and working radios and working turn...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 08-17-2015, 09:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,473
Posted By 3WE
Why am I imagining a passenger on an airliner...

Why am I imagining a passenger on an airliner storming the cockpit screaming "Conflict Alert, Conflict Alert"?
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 08-17-2015, 07:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,473
Posted By 3WE
By the way, what the hell does "call downwind"...

By the way, what the hell does "call downwind" mean?

If you are in the pattern, shooting touch and goes, you're a bit off to the side of the departure end of the runway...if you are flying in on a...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 08-17-2015, 06:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,473
Posted By 3WE
In case you haven't noticed, I like to weave...

In case you haven't noticed, I like to weave sarcasm and truth looking for parallels and ironing.

The capabilities of electronics has soared and the cost has plummeted, with I-phones and I-pads...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 08-17-2015, 02:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,473
Posted By 3WE
A couple of years ago, I was riding with a friend...

A couple of years ago, I was riding with a friend in a 172 in severe VMC...we were heading towards a controlled airport, maybe 10 miles out, roughly aligned with the final approach course...we tune...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 08-17-2015, 02:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,473
Posted By 3WE
Yeah, that's what the rule book says, but after a...

Yeah, that's what the rule book says, but after a lot of years of thinking about things, it's also a bunch of BS. (Or perhaps I should restate a bit more gently- "Not always that effective".)
...
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