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Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 10-15-2014, 10:36 PM
Replies: 2,457
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Posted By 3WE
I do like the way Piper Cubs and 787's respond. ...

I do like the way Piper Cubs and 787's respond.

...that natural 'desire' to keep flying and hunt for it's trimmed vertical and forward speeds...

...Set it up fat dumb and happy and it's most...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 10-15-2014, 08:08 PM
Replies: 2,457
Views: 322,691
Posted By 3WE
Gabe's black font: You know that because you...

Gabe's black font:

You know that because you read the final report from your arm chair at FL 0.5 and 0 kts with the horizon clearly ahead of you and no 3-dimensional accelerations to confuse you....
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 10-15-2014, 04:33 PM
Replies: 2,457
Views: 322,691
Posted By 3WE
We probably agree more than we disagree.... ...

We probably agree more than we disagree....

You throw the word "classic" in, and I cannot argue.

Also, they were aware of their roll status, which may be one of the bigger things in PPL...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 10-15-2014, 02:05 PM
Replies: 2,457
Views: 322,691
Posted By 3WE
I'm going one further. It's old fashioned...

I'm going one further. It's old fashioned spatial disorientation.

...enhanced by an automatic system that gives vanilla, non-performance-related feedback, that is not giving you normal data and...
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum 10-14-2014, 01:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 591
Posted By 3WE
The public at large doesn't know what's good for...

The public at large doesn't know what's good for it. Therefore, the Government should take care of that for them...
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum 10-12-2014, 06:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 199
Posted By 3WE
FAO: Tee Vee

I hope the link stays active...

I'm not sure what to say...

Duh?

I guess the media thinks we're too stupid and need their help?

We ARE too stupid and need this explained to us?
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum 10-12-2014, 01:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 591
Posted By 3WE
I think both manufacturers make big aluminum...

I think both manufacturers make big aluminum cylinders.

However, I tend to give the airlines more of the credit for what they shove inside of them.
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 10-10-2014, 07:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 598
Posted By 3WE
Who knows... But my I-phone wants to track...

Who knows...

But my I-phone wants to track my location.
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 10-10-2014, 04:09 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,412
Posted By 3WE
Deafness? ...did you hear anything subtle on...

Deafness?

...did you hear anything subtle on the video...

...like lots of camera sounds perhaps?

For the sake of argument- this WAS an airshow.

It's all arm chair parlour talk, but as...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 10-10-2014, 02:25 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,412
Posted By 3WE
Interesting points, Gabriel. With everything...

Interesting points, Gabriel.

With everything you say, how is it that there are Air Shows and Air Races?

At these events, numerous things take place which increase hazards compared to normal and...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 10-10-2014, 01:33 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,412
Posted By 3WE
I concur that he violated the rules of...

I concur that he violated the rules of comfortable passenger hauling, and maybe even some rules of thumb...

That being said, landing in a gusty cross wind's going to get some quick and moderately...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 10-10-2014, 12:44 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,412
Posted By 3WE
Well... Of the zillions of rules (and rules...

Well...

Of the zillions of rules (and rules of thumb) on how to fly an airplane, you are generally supposed to gain 300 to 500 feet of altitude (at least that's the light plane version) before...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 10-10-2014, 12:38 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,412
Posted By 3WE
I watched the video again closely, but could not...

I watched the video again closely, but could not make out the yoke position. You have some good eyes.

That being said, the maneuver looked rather smooth to me.
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 10-09-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,412
Posted By 3WE
"Reversals" are not dangerous. Every time...

"Reversals" are not dangerous.

Every time you encounter decent turbulence you are potentially reversing inputs on all of your controls.

Indeed, there's that nuance that if you go full reverse...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 10-09-2014, 02:34 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,412
Posted By 3WE
Edit: Whoops, this post is somewhat redundant as...

Edit: Whoops, this post is somewhat redundant as Gabe snuck in ahead of me.



...except for the fact that Tex was airborne and zooming along with a good dose of airspeed and altitude to work...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 10-08-2014, 07:16 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,412
Posted By 3WE
I'll have to wait for the final...

I'll have to wait for the final report...according to eyewitness reports (from me), they banked more than 30 degrees to the right at less than 300 ft AGL.

However, eyewitness reports are often...
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum 10-07-2014, 07:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 326
Posted By 3WE
What's it doing now?

https://gma.yahoo.com/dear-mr-human-airlines-apology-letter-fail-173446759--abc-news-travel.html
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 10-05-2014, 05:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 368
Posted By 3WE
:roll: Wrong that you need charts... ...

:roll:

Wrong that you need charts...

...and wrong that the plane does not return to steady flight (especially the all caps in "NOT always enough").

Most pilots have a whole number of...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 10-04-2014, 12:25 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 23,980
Posted By 3WE
14 months is within the range of normal. ...

14 months is within the range of normal.

Sure, it's "shorter than average", but this crash was not overly mysterious- with the FDR and CVR data all there, etc.

Plus, I think they fret less when...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 10-03-2014, 01:33 AM
Replies: 1,811
Views: 230,824
Posted By 3WE
Just read a totally worthless news article (Dated...

Just read a totally worthless news article (Dated 10-2-2014) that "the plane could be found in days" using some new sonar thing with an 8-mile cable...

Ok...I guess...I kind of doubt it's the...
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Forum 10-02-2014, 09:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 328
Posted By 3WE
Funny thread... ...there seems to be a...

Funny thread...

...there seems to be a certain fear here to say that sometimes the media grabs a file photo of an airplane and inserts a caption that might not necessarily be accurate.

I'll be...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 10-01-2014, 02:41 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 23,980
Posted By 3WE
Basically concur with the recent comments...

Basically concur with the recent comments including 'microsleep' types of things...

...but someone does need to point out the broadly applicable fundamental concept that FMS programming and...
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum 09-26-2014, 06:06 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 214
Posted By 3WE
Fire at Chicago ATC

I thought about putting this in the safety forum...you know, without ATC planes can't find the airport and simply crash into each other, run out of gas, or I guess hit the eventual mountain range......
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 09-23-2014, 07:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,294
Posted By 3WE
Thank you Gabriel- your comment is what I'd call...

Thank you Gabriel- your comment is what I'd call "strong evidence" that a fire probably won't propagate down a typical airliner air system.

Evan, umm... dude, this snip is the epitome of your...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 09-22-2014, 01:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,294
Posted By 3WE
You know, I'm thinking of all the cold air...

You know, I'm thinking of all the cold air shooting by when an F-15 turns on it's afterburner, or how my car sucks cold air down little pipes and mixes this and that when I first start it on a cold...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 09-22-2014, 01:15 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,294
Posted By 3WE
I never really got the movie, but have heard that...

I never really got the movie, but have heard that the display from an 'electrified' airplane can be interesting.

Not sure what the relevance is here though.
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 09-21-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,294
Posted By 3WE
???? All that stuff you describe apparently...

????

All that stuff you describe apparently doesn't work on smoke all that well...and the difference between smoke and fire can be a fine line.
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 09-20-2014, 01:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,294
Posted By 3WE
Too easy to play devils advocate. The pilots...

Too easy to play devils advocate.

The pilots apparently did not have a clear fire indication and since it's all very dependent on wires and electronics who says there isn't a cabin fire causing...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 09-19-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,294
Posted By 3WE
This morning's news had all the on-board cell...

This morning's news had all the on-board cell phone photos/video...the cabin was pretty smokey and after seeing the pics, heck yeah- pop the slides and get the hell out!

...and it makes you wonder...
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum 09-17-2014, 09:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 381
Posted By 3WE
It's still somewhat ironic that the 1960's...

It's still somewhat ironic that the 1960's machine (737) displaced the 1980s machine (757)- especially with the need for bigger engine fans.

Of course, someone will point out that the newer 737's...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 09-16-2014, 01:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 757
Posted By 3WE
1. No habla Espanol (so the movie scares...

1. No habla Espanol (so the movie scares me...will I be able to follow it?).

2. I want to believe that our Airlines in the English-speaking world are run better, so this will never happen to...
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum 09-16-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 208
Posted By 3WE
It's true... 100% true... ...

It's true...

100% true...

UNDENYABLE!!!!!!!!!!

The aircraft is indeed spraying water and CO2 (i.e. acid rain) at a very impressive rate.
Probably some carbon monoxide
And likely a very...
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum 09-16-2014, 01:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 343
Posted By 3WE
Our people are our most important asset...

Never mind retirements and attrition, we have to cut now so that we can push the limits of duty hour regulations and delay and cancel flights when there's scheduling hiccups and cabin crews are not...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 09-15-2014, 03:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,125
Posted By 3WE
Lot's of absolutes there my friend. Guess...

Lot's of absolutes there my friend.

Guess what, going 500 MPH 6 miles up in the sky in a thin composite tube flown by humans (who have to guide it to a nice gentle, controlled crash where nothing...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 09-11-2014, 02:25 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 23,980
Posted By 3WE
Ok Concur- I think duty hour regs could be a...

Ok

Concur- I think duty hour regs could be a bit better.

I think existing 'regs' on stabilized approaches are good.
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 09-10-2014, 03:31 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 23,980
Posted By 3WE
Two posts ago, you said we need more regulations....

Two posts ago, you said we need more regulations.

My point is that maybe we don't since we already have rules that should be effective which is what you say here...

Or we're you in a Duty- hour...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 09-10-2014, 10:58 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 23,980
Posted By 3WE
...ban all airplanes? Twisted your words but...

...ban all airplanes?

Twisted your words but it's part of the discussion. :)

And Evan- isn't there already awesome stabilized approach guidelines and a myriad of rules that govern approaches...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 09-08-2014, 10:09 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,588
Posted By 3WE
Did you note this line from the article?

Did you note this line from the article?
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 09-08-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 461
Posted By 3WE
FAO: Landing In And Around Thunderstorms Committee

-Looking North.
-Storm approaching from the west.
-Location is about 6 miles out and 1/2 mile to the Left of the final approach course.
-NWS Radar (with some time delay) shows red return within 1...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 09-08-2014, 01:55 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,588
Posted By 3WE
Your ears are pretty sensitive when external...

Your ears are pretty sensitive when external pressure builds.

When the external pressure is reducing, your ears equalize much easier- and indeed, if it happens slowly you may not notice.
...
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