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Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 08-24-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By 3WE
If you want to talk aviation, find an aviation...

If you want to talk aviation, find an aviation forum. Photography forums where Len Morgan and Gordon Baxter are dismissed as obscure will eventually become unsatisfying.
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 08-02-2014, 08:06 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,402
Posted By 3WE
Evan's in his black and white procedural world...

Evan's in his black and white procedural world where there's no place for airmanship fundamentals and just can't comprehend that the Asiana plane crashed because the pilots skipped the very basic...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 08-02-2014, 04:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 286
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Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 08-02-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,402
Posted By 3WE
Well, no flaws in the lateral sense, but there...

Well, no flaws in the lateral sense, but there might have been at least one instance of being 100 feet on the low side... :smilewin:
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 08-02-2014, 01:06 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,402
Posted By 3WE
"Exactly" what you "wanted" to say is not what...

"Exactly" what you "wanted" to say is not what you actually said and it wasn't that you lacked "emphasis" but instead had significant factual oversight.

Paraphrased: "They are there as a backup...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 08-02-2014, 12:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 541
Posted By 3WE
I do not remember this incident- just stumbled on...

I do not remember this incident- just stumbled on it on Youtube.

I know you can't regulate everything, but it makes you wonder if there doesn't need to be some sort of safety backup when the ramp...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 08-01-2014, 09:03 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,402
Posted By 3WE
Umm...that's quite a good example of a crash...

Umm...that's quite a good example of a crash caused by NOT doing the first step that Brian mentioned while focusing on something else....and it wasn't the autothrottle setting that needed to be...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 08-01-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 541
Posted By 3WE
Brian- we may need some moderation...I think ATFS...

Brian- we may need some moderation...I think ATFS may be back under a new USERID.
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 08-01-2014, 12:18 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,402
Posted By 3WE
Wrong... It's much more complex than...

Wrong...

It's much more complex than that..."need to have" vs. "nice to have" vs. safety benefit vs. a zillion other things.

I think Cape airways still runs some single pilot operations. One...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 08-01-2014, 01:22 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,402
Posted By 3WE
As Brian reminded us: 1) Aviate 2) ...

As Brian reminded us:

1) Aviate
2) Navigate
3) Communicate



Do not take that as an absolute, black and white, totally-inflexible statement.
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-31-2014, 10:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 541
Posted By 3WE
Whoops, yeah, sorry, that changes everything...

Whoops, yeah, sorry, that changes everything about this incident.
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-31-2014, 09:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 541
Posted By 3WE
Holy CA CA

Most interesting- two lines of discussion...(Edit: or classic swiss cheese layers as we like to say)

A driverless van coasts away from the ramp and onto an active runway!

1) How in the hell...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-31-2014, 02:58 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,402
Posted By 3WE
Yes, because they never fail.

Yes, because they never fail.
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-30-2014, 11:57 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,402
Posted By 3WE
Because then you'd over hear "Captain Happy" go...

Because then you'd over hear "Captain Happy" go off on the ground controller at ATL and make a big public relations debacle about it!
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-30-2014, 10:57 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,402
Posted By 3WE
Does there need to be intercom installed between...

Does there need to be intercom installed between the cockpit and individual seats, or could all of this be accomplished via a Twitter feed?
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-30-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,402
Posted By 3WE
Sorry, but if it uses a good bit of electricity...

Sorry, but if it uses a good bit of electricity and generates a good bit of heat, I tend to favor an "off" setting...just for safety you know.
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-30-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,402
Posted By 3WE
In some ways, I kind of like you...

In some ways, I kind of like you...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-29-2014, 10:33 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,402
Posted By 3WE
If you are suggesting some sort of "shame/don't...

If you are suggesting some sort of "shame/don't confess" mechanism (from your full text?), I do not concur.

The pilots called in during the PSA-727-172 collision which was a steep spiraling dive-...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-29-2014, 11:16 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,402
Posted By 3WE
"Falling" is the magic word. I kind of doubt I'd...

"Falling" is the magic word. I kind of doubt I'd radio in...

Conversely, the Southern Airways hail/rain/surge/tornado-warning-thunderstorm/dual engine flame out- the plane continued to fly...
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum 07-28-2014, 08:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 669
Posted By 3WE
...and thanks to a link on PPRUNE, it would...

...and thanks to a link on PPRUNE, it would appear that correct taxi instructions were given.
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum 07-28-2014, 08:03 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 669
Posted By 3WE
There has been a near total fact reporting disaster!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

A Delta pilot seems to get snippy with a controller.

Grab file footage of radars, and flying planes and make innuendo's of near-mid-air collisions!

But, can ANY of our glamourous talking heads...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-28-2014, 07:30 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,402
Posted By 3WE
Tell you what though...I'm thinking a "simple"...

Tell you what though...I'm thinking a "simple" dual engine failure is extremely likely to result in a radio call.

And add in reports that these particular storms (while clearly diversion-worthy)...
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum 07-28-2014, 06:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 690
Posted By 3WE
....and at first glance (or from a long way),...

....and at first glance (or from a long way), it's not easy to tell a 707 from a DC-8 and Convair...

...and was the person old enough WHEN they were flying to know or care that it's anything but a...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-27-2014, 11:33 AM
Replies: 887
Views: 80,067
Posted By 3WE
Intuition is a powerful thing. I phone apps seem...

Intuition is a powerful thing. I phone apps seem to excel at it while windows 8 hides things...

Fms and autopilots and approach procedures have a certain crypticness about them to the point that...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-27-2014, 02:11 AM
Replies: 887
Views: 80,067
Posted By 3WE
Do I respond with: However this strange...

Do I respond with:

However this strange bunch were still uncomfortable hand flying a visual approach on a clear evening with light winds...

or

Do I respond with:

Apparently so much so...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-27-2014, 12:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 447
Posted By 3WE
I haven't seen this discussed much- but the MAJOR...

I haven't seen this discussed much- but the MAJOR FACTOR in what you mention is TIME.

Please take these comments below as parlour speculation- and tongue in cheek- with maybe just a shred of...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-26-2014, 05:55 PM
Replies: 887
Views: 80,067
Posted By 3WE
Wow- this surprises me- I thought pretty much...

Wow- this surprises me- I thought pretty much anyone with 200 hours could do this! And it's personal because I truly could not do it when I was taking real flying lessons. It finally took Microsoft...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-26-2014, 05:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 447
Posted By 3WE
I probably sound bi-polar...I still have not seen...

I probably sound bi-polar...I still have not seen a good discussion of why it was supposedly safe for MH to fly over this war zone...it might have been a very well thought out decision. I'm more...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-26-2014, 05:20 PM
Replies: 887
Views: 80,067
Posted By 3WE
Bracketed material added for clarity ...

Bracketed material added for clarity



Hey boss...the total non aeroengineer aggie says that there's more than one way to burn energy (actually there's a broad middle ground of pulling power and...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-26-2014, 11:07 AM
Replies: 887
Views: 80,067
Posted By 3WE
Dittos on Kickers popcorn- but I'm enjoying the...

Dittos on Kickers popcorn- but I'm enjoying the debate. Parlour talkers trying to figure out how in the hell do three 777 pilots wind up out of energy, altitude, airspeed and ideas?

I originally...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 07-24-2014, 12:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 632
Posted By 3WE
Gabe: Gordon Baxter wrote a piece about...

Gabe:

Gordon Baxter wrote a piece about dying and going to heaven- it's very cool.

It described heaven as being loaded with classic aircraft and pilot legends and they let you fly their planes...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-22-2014, 11:45 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 22,539
Posted By 3WE
Please be careful about bringing up obscure...

Please be careful about bringing up obscure aviation journalists from obscure aviation magazines here.
Forum: Off Topic Forum 07-22-2014, 11:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 632
Posted By 3WE
Every single writer? No...but as a moderator...

Every single writer?

No...but as a moderator of an aviation forum, three of the more extremely legendary writers from what is probably the premier aviation periodical in the world might be...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-22-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 22,539
Posted By 3WE
Context: Pilots brief hundreds of times for...

Context: Pilots brief hundreds of times for engine failures, even though the process is well established- yet they flew over a war zone.

Bold is mine


Thanks for making my point.

Yep- it's...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-22-2014, 02:20 AM
Replies: 390
Views: 22,539
Posted By 3WE
Yes... ...but on the other hand, given all...

Yes...

...but on the other hand, given all the extreme lengths you guys normally go to to ensure a safe flight (do domestic Delta airline pilots REALLY have to brief EVERY SINGLE TIME what...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 07-22-2014, 02:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 632
Posted By 3WE
Thanks. I was getting worried. Then...

Thanks.

I was getting worried.

Then again, with Peter's home country being where the Wright Brothers invented the airplane and home to Boeing and formerly McDonnell and Douglas and Cessna and...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-21-2014, 02:02 AM
Replies: 390
Views: 22,539
Posted By 3WE
~300 people... The odds that someone is a...

~300 people...

The odds that someone is a private pilot is...

And that they might have a map for grins, or planning to take a flight, or took a flight...

And let me side with BB- while the...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 07-20-2014, 02:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 632
Posted By 3WE
Been around aviation for 55 years, but not...

Been around aviation for 55 years, but not familiar with Len Morgan, Gordon Baxter and Richard Collins?

That's right, this is a photography website, not aviation...my bad.
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 07-20-2014, 12:40 PM
Replies: 390
Views: 22,539
Posted By 3WE
This talk drives me nuts....Oh, we're at...

This talk drives me nuts....Oh, we're at 30-THIS-something feet which is ok because it's 2000-whatever feet above the official ceiling of the war-zone and the good warring people will set their...
Forum: Off Topic Forum 07-20-2014, 11:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 632
Posted By 3WE
Peter: It's intended for people who are...

Peter:

It's intended for people who are interested and knowledgeable about aviation issues.

However, I did err by putting it in the Off-Topic forum. Apologies for the confusion from the...
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