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Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-17-2014, 10:52 AM
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Posted By Gabriel
http://www.jacc.gov.au/media/releases/2014/april/m...

http://www.jacc.gov.au/media/releases/2014/april/mr026.aspx
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-16-2014, 10:31 PM
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Posted By Gabriel
Fixed.

Fixed.
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-16-2014, 07:36 PM
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Posted By Gabriel
You know, there is a tendency in the last years...

You know, there is a tendency in the last years to call the PNF (pilot not flying) a PM (pilot monitoring) instead, the idea being that it's better to say what he does rather than what he doesn't do....
Forum: The Briefing Room 04-16-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 3,421
Posted By Gabriel
Actually, I think he did this "mistake"...

Actually, I think he did this "mistake" intentionally to avoid having to post a puzzle :D:D:D
(but I have no evidence)
Forum: The Briefing Room 04-16-2014, 12:44 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 3,421
Posted By Gabriel
Yes!!! And thanks for the name, I didn't know...

Yes!!! And thanks for the name, I didn't know that it was called Eötvös effect.



Hmmmmm.....



Correct, you are the winner and the prize goes to you, together with the obligation to...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-15-2014, 03:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 346
Posted By Gabriel
Uh?

Uh?
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-14-2014, 01:27 PM
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Posted By Gabriel
http://avherald.com/h?article=4710c69b&opt=0

http://avherald.com/h?article=4710c69b&opt=0
Forum: The Briefing Room 04-11-2014, 08:47 PM
Replies: 204
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Posted By Gabriel
Nope, but keep trying! :) The slight...

Nope, but keep trying! :)

The slight difference in fuel burn is measured in mass, not volume. Anyway, for the sake of this puzzle it's safe to assume that the fuel in both airplanes have identical...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-11-2014, 08:01 PM
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Posted By Gabriel
Guys, final post on this issue: The...

Guys, final post on this issue:

The uniterruptable autonomous autopilot is not my idea. It's a Boeing patent.
The cockpit video recorder is not my idea. It's been an NTSB request to the FAA for...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-11-2014, 02:49 PM
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Posted By Gabriel
Well, you are free to believe the London Evening...

Well, you are free to believe the London Evening Standard if you wish.
I think that it's wrong because I believe more in other sources, and because it makes no sense.
...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-11-2014, 12:47 PM
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Posted By Gabriel
Or take the GPS network. That should be much...

Or take the GPS network. That should be much easier to hack.

GSP satellites broadcast information in pairs like this "my position, my time".
The user's receiver get several of these pairs and, by...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-11-2014, 11:51 AM
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Posted By Gabriel
It's not a remote control. You cannot control the...

It's not a remote control. You cannot control the plane from the ground. Just activate the autonomous uninterruptable auitpilot. It doesn't need to be a complicated network, not to mention publicly...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-11-2014, 04:55 AM
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Posted By Gabriel
Bad news, and it's official: This is a...

Bad news, and it's official:

This is a fragment of the latest press release by the JACC released minutes ago, and there is nothing in the rest of it saying that a black box was found either.
...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-11-2014, 02:30 AM
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Posted By Gabriel
So, your flaps blow back if you overspeed. The...

So, your flaps blow back if you overspeed. The MD-80 extends the slats if you are about to stall (and other criteria are met), the Piper Lance self-extended the gear, if you extend the speedbrakes in...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-11-2014, 01:20 AM
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Posted By Gabriel
I've said auto-slats in the DC-9. Not auto start...

I've said auto-slats in the DC-9. Not auto start in the 747.
Ask Vnav. He flies MD-80s.
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-11-2014, 01:16 AM
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Posted By Gabriel
Have you ever heard of the Predator? ...

Have you ever heard of the Predator?

http://www.airforce-technology.com/projects/predator-uav/images/predator4.jpg

http://www.aero-news.net/images/content/military/2004/MQ1-Predator-0804a.jpg
...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-11-2014, 01:11 AM
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Posted By Gabriel
Oh, and your 747 raises the flaps by itself if...

Oh, and your 747 raises the flaps by itself if you are not cautious enough not to overspeed them, no?
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-11-2014, 01:03 AM
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Posted By Gabriel
Aw, come on. You don't really thinK it's that...

Aw, come on. You don't really thinK it's that hard, do you?
The DC-9 has auto-salts.
The Piper Lance has auto gear (Although it was disabled by an AD when pilots relied to much on it to lower the...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-11-2014, 12:52 AM
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Posted By Gabriel
Yup. Eastwind Airlines Flight 517. ...

Yup. Eastwind Airlines Flight 517.


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eastwind_Airlines_Flight_517
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-11-2014, 12:40 AM
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Posted By Gabriel
He was in perfect condition after he descended....

He was in perfect condition after he descended. But requesting vectors to keep going to your destination in the middle of a dare emergency isn't the best judgement I'd say, unless your destination is...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-11-2014, 12:24 AM
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Posted By Gabriel
Oh, but pilots would know that this exists. This...

Oh, but pilots would know that this exists. This is not something to keep secret. If this was a pilot murdercide (which I think it was), then the pilot evidently wanted to conceal his actions even...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-11-2014, 12:13 AM
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Posted By Gabriel
Nobody said that this technology can be installed...

Nobody said that this technology can be installed in existing airplanes. I thought of this before, and the only solution that I could think is that every switch, circuit beaker, lever, knob and...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-10-2014, 10:50 PM
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Posted By Gabriel
Additionally: Extend the CVR from the current...

Additionally:
Extend the CVR from the current 2 hours to 10. I don't care if the additional 8 hours are stored all channels together in a single mp3 file. I fear that, when this CVR is found, it...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-10-2014, 10:12 PM
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Posted By Gabriel
I didn't say it wouldn't be tricky, and I agree...

I didn't say it wouldn't be tricky, and I agree it will. But there are several fronts for this. Some ideas:


- Advance radar technology so that the radars form a network and the airplane track...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-10-2014, 08:49 PM
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Views: 184,044
Posted By Gabriel
In that in one case the accident didn't happen?...

In that in one case the accident didn't happen? That enabled the investigators to interview the flight crew and learn that they were fighting against the rudder.
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-10-2014, 07:54 PM
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Posted By Gabriel
The question would not be (and should never be)...

The question would not be (and should never be) whose fault it was but how we can prevent this from happening again. And I think that the airline, the manufacturer and the nations have homework to do...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-10-2014, 04:45 PM
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Posted By Gabriel
And talking about crazy speculation... ...

And talking about crazy speculation...

Malaysian logo found in alien crop circles :nonono::nonono::nonono::nonono::shakehea::shakehea::shakehea::shakehea:
...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-10-2014, 04:20 PM
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Posted By Gabriel
Guys, seriously, - There were early, never...

Guys, seriously,

- There were early, never confirmed reports that the plane climbed to 45000ft and then quickly descended to 23000.
- We all here agree that it's very unlikely that this actually...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-10-2014, 11:27 AM
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Views: 184,044
Posted By Gabriel
Possible pinger signals also detected with...

Possible pinger signals also detected with sono-buoys by a P3 Orion airplane, in the area where the Ocean Shield ship also detected signals 4 times (and one of these times identified 2 sources).
...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-09-2014, 09:28 PM
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Views: 184,044
Posted By Gabriel
I agree. My original comment (where I posted...

I agree.

My original comment (where I posted the video) was in fact headed in this same direction. That "not usefully conscious" is not "unconscious", not to mention dead. That average people at...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-09-2014, 08:45 PM
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Views: 184,044
Posted By Gabriel
And don't forget luck. A lot of it. I've said...

And don't forget luck. A lot of it.
I've said that these survivors are the rare exception.
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-09-2014, 07:32 PM
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Posted By Gabriel
Cuba to Spain in a wheel well of a DC-8. ...

Cuba to Spain in a wheel well of a DC-8.

http://www.altitude.org/survival.php
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-09-2014, 07:26 PM
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Posted By Gabriel
I seriously disagree.

I seriously disagree.
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-09-2014, 11:06 AM
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Posted By Gabriel
And yet, lowlanders stowaways have survived...

And yet, lowlanders stowaways have survived many-hours-long transatlantic jet flights at jet cruising altitudes and survived (barely).

I don't mean anything in particular. They were the rare...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-08-2014, 11:29 PM
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Posted By Gabriel
At 25000ft the time of USEFUL consciousness (TUC)...

At 25000ft the time of USEFUL consciousness (TUC) is 3 to 6 minutes on average, what doesn't mean that a person can't remain with "colorful" consciousness for a lot longer.

There are lots of...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-08-2014, 11:10 PM
Replies: 1,578
Views: 184,044
Posted By Gabriel
Do you have a link? Hard that anybody heard it...

Do you have a link?
Hard that anybody heard it since at 37.5 kHz it is beyond the range of audible frequencies (it's ultrasound).

But there are technologies that "shift" the frequency captured by...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-08-2014, 09:54 PM
Replies: 1,578
Views: 184,044
Posted By Gabriel
Anything between a few minutes and never. But you...

Anything between a few minutes and never. But you don't need them "dead". A good coma is enough.


If anybody is not dead by then, chances are that they will be in a deep coma, and even if not,...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-08-2014, 08:37 PM
Replies: 1,578
Views: 184,044
Posted By Gabriel
At 14000ft, triggered by cabin altitude only. No...

At 14000ft, triggered by cabin altitude only. No matter if you reach there suddenly or very slowly. For example, leave by mistake the outflow valve open or the pressurization off, climb (the cabin...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-08-2014, 07:14 PM
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Views: 184,044
Posted By Gabriel
Fixed.

Fixed.
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 04-08-2014, 07:10 PM
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Views: 184,044
Posted By Gabriel
Fixed ;)

Fixed ;)
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