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Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum Today, 01:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 236
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: 12
Views: 234
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: 10
Views: 444
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: 140
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: 225
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: 20
Views: 684
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: 281
Views: 22,331
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: 281
Views: 22,331
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: 281
Views: 22,331
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: 1,197
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: 155
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: 1,197
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.
...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 09-06-2014, 07:37 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,197
Posted By 3WE
Evan...where's your black and white thinking? ...

Evan...where's your black and white thinking?

The pilots have a power problem so they are worried about a comfortable AoA and what altitude they can maintain?

Have you counted the number of...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 09-06-2014, 07:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,197
Posted By 3WE
Over the years, there have been quite a few...

Over the years, there have been quite a few examples of 'lousy assistance' from ATC...stuff that from the arm-chair in the parlour seem kind of obvious.

JMO- but the words "we have an issue"...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 09-06-2014, 12:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,197
Posted By 3WE
Crazy rampant parlour speculation: They...

Crazy rampant parlour speculation:

They asked to descend to 18,000, not the classic 10,000.

Could that mean a partial failure of pressurization?

Of course, that might be a dangerous choice...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 09-05-2014, 02:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 793
Posted By 3WE
I make a little in-context joke. But instead of...

I make a little in-context joke. But instead of chuckling, you go and make a big, personal, public, off- topic rant along with some personal insults... The Mod needs to get himself a mirror.
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum 09-04-2014, 03:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 671
Posted By 3WE
Your first statement: Indeed and Concur ...

Your first statement: Indeed and Concur

Your second statement: I'd argue that there isn't really "leading" nor "following", but instead a very parallel path and a somewhat minor distinction in...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 09-04-2014, 11:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 793
Posted By 3WE
Next beer is on me- Indeed there are some big,...

Next beer is on me- Indeed there are some big, illogical discrepancies.
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 09-03-2014, 11:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 793
Posted By 3WE
There has been a lot of recent discussion on...

There has been a lot of recent discussion on this...including articles in an obscure magazine called Flying in which an obscure airline captain named Les Abend describes being forced to carry a...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 09-03-2014, 07:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 793
Posted By 3WE
I'd just like to point out that you have two or...

I'd just like to point out that you have two or three rules there...YOUR rules.

Then Gabriel seems to have HIS rules and Tee Vee some other rules. And while I don't want to reread the entire...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 09-03-2014, 11:24 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 793
Posted By 3WE
Nice rant, but theres some really big problems: ...

Nice rant, but theres some really big problems:

1. The airlines are being rather silent on this.

2. The seats recline. (Keep thinking about this one)

3. Traditionally a lot- repeating a...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 09-03-2014, 01:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 793
Posted By 3WE
Whoops...I commented on the airlines silence over...

Whoops...I commented on the airlines silence over in the other forum- didn't see a safety issue, but I knew TV might want to comment.

Yep the airlines 'silence' is interesting along with these...
Forum: Aviation Discussion Forum 09-03-2014, 12:26 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 167
Posted By 3WE
Policies, procedures, common sense, PR

So- there suddenly seems to be a disagreement on whether one can recline their seat or if the passenger behind can deny that...

...and we have lock out devices and on-board scuffles and...
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 08-24-2014, 06:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 451
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: 4,608
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: 338
Posted By 3WE
Forum: Aviation Safety Discussion Forum 08-02-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,608
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: 4,608
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: 625
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: 4,608
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: 625
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: 4,608
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: 4,608
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: 625
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: 625
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: 4,608
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: 4,608
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: 4,608
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: 4,608
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: 4,608
Posted By 3WE
In some ways, I kind of like you...

In some ways, I kind of like you...
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