MH-17 was miles above the fray, it wasn't shot down by accident. Don't try to pretend that it was. They *intentionally* shot down an aircraft, which they thought to be an Ukrainian plane. But they *accidentally* hit MH17. There are zero benefits when you hit a civilian airliner. You lose 298 gazill...Jump to post
Ok so Russia's involvement is clear now. Do you think MH has any responsability for sending the plane over a war zone where military and transport planes were already being shot down? Other airlines have also used the same route over eastern Ukraine. And you know that insurers really feel pissed wh...Jump to post
Breaking news... It was first assumed (also here on a.nut) that Russia handed over some missiles and a launcher to rebels, who then used the deadly apparatus in a hillbilly way. The TELAR does have a radar, but not one that can properly distinguish targets. Now there is evidence that the Buk missile...Jump to post
To a gun nut, guns are never ever the problem.
Can I get an amen?
And more fun: https://www.tagesspiegel.de/berlin/flughafen-berlin-brandenburg-platz-und-zeitnot-am-ber-wird-es-eng-und-enger/22587052.html The same report says that essential problems involve smoke removal, water sprinklers and fire alarms, the emergency power supply and illumination. Concerning fir...Jump to post
We have news! We have news! We have news! BER's opening was scheduled for October 2020... but... TÜV Rheinland (Technischer Überwachungsverein, technical supervision association, a company that inspects objects like public buildings, rollercoasters, ships and other stuff for adherence to safety stan...Jump to post
So who investigates? Do the Cubans allow the NTSB since it's an American built plane, or do they have the BEA come in? Short answer: The land where the accident happened has to investigate. (In case of international waters, it's the country where the plane is registered.) The country which has the ...Jump to post
Sorry, it's Germish: http://www.20min.ch/schweiz/ostschweiz/story/Zwei-Schwerverletzte-in-Lintharena-26696008 On Thursday, a man traveled to ZRH on a Turkish Airlines flight. He began to pray loudly, saying allahu akbar, and then he was subdued by FAs and passengers. Police took him off the plane, h...Jump to post
Ditto the payments from Novartis, and their payments look really weird; 4 payments each of $99,980... and a few weeks after the last payment, Novartis' CEO had a dinner meeting with Trump at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland earlier this year. What did you learn at school? That's how c...Jump to post
And now Israel and Iran are trading missile strikes in Syria https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2018/05/10/israel-fires-barrage-missiles-syria-accusing-iranian-forces/ Yeah, great idea, tRump..... This is very funny (except for the deaths and destruction), because Iranian/Hisbollah forces were firing...Jump to post
Here, rail has killed off most of the GVA-Paris, ZRH-Paris and BSL-Paris flights. I think the rest of them are still offered because of the connections at CDG and ORY.
And don't forget celestial navigation. Some planes had sextant ports in their roofs just for that purpose.
(Some curious minds have attached a hose to these ports to vacuum the cockpit.)
Wow. This is the ultimate shitshow. Trying to save their individual asses, they rat each other out. So, in the last 48 hours, we have seen new evidence about: - Trump dictated a letter to his doctor - his doctor giving a patient file to strangers, presumably without the proper release form signed by...Jump to post
Sounds like the start of a good story..... Sorry to disappoint, but no. I met him once. But he kept getting my E-mails and I kept getting his. The same with my boss at Where I Do Science Things and the director of Where I Volunteer My Time. Both have the same first and family names. They both recei...Jump to post
What's the ruckus?
Not naming an aircraft something like "Brabazon", "Britannia", "Starliner" or "Backfire" is the real travesty.
This year I finally met somebody not related to me but has the same family name.
litz wrote:Landed at 220kts ... sheesh, that says something for the engineering of the landing gear. Those wheels were SPINNING!
The 1st compressor stage of the engine still delivers fresh air from the outside to pressurize the cabin. Would it be possible to switch off that air supply presto to stop air rushing out a broken window?
What a sad and freaky accident. :ill: Could she have plugged the hole just enough to release the pressure slowly and saved the entire frame from collapsing? IMO it doesn't matter. To relieve the stress on the airframe it's good to have a big hole, and aircraft have landed with big sections of the ca...Jump to post
ThePointblank wrote:Elon Musk announced on Twitter that they will be attempting to recover the second stage of the Falcon 9 rocket... and they will be doing so with a giant, inflatable balloon:
Southern Europe and Africa is safe.
When Tiangong-1 crashes between late night April 1st and the morning of April 2nd (UTC), they're asleep anyway.
http://blogs.esa.int/rocketscience/2018 ... y-updates/
And sometimes, you can't fit the furniture through the door, and so you order a bigger plane with a bigger door.
https://timedotcom.files.wordpress.com/ ... y=85&w=838
The newest update from the ESA:
Tiangong will de-orbit between late night, March 31st, and late night, April 1st.
At least, there are great things going on.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_a ... tem_probes
The antenna on the Galileo mission. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Galileo_(spacecraft)#Main_antenna_problem Somebody mentioned it on a.nut, and it shows how difficult it is to design anything space-related. And the circumstances leading to the Galileo antenna problems (decaying lubrication) were ent...Jump to post
I'm seriously pissed.
We already have a thread on how the effects will affect aviation: viewtopic.php?f=5&t=1389609
I haven't seen this posted, so...
Someone's feedback. https://www.thesun.co.uk/travel/5894968/qantas-airlines-direct-flights-london-perth-australia-economy-class/ "In total darkness for the entire journey, the route is not only the UK’s longest, but also holds the depressing honour of being the world’s longest flight without d...Jump to post
Yay! They have a video of the flight... but from a distance:
I'm on the inaugural flight from London to Perth, so you'll be able to fly the entire route virtually from the comfort of your home once I've uploaded a 17 hour video to YouTube of course :D Big Jet TV are also filming the departure from LHR live, and I'll be live at points throughout the flight :)...Jump to post
I wanted to fly from Chicago to Sydney, but as none of the top-rated airports are on my way, I guess I have to drive. No, seriously - what is the purpose of this ranking? To lure more passengers to certain airports? "I want to fly to Singapore, but I need a stopover in Tokyo because that airpor...Jump to post
The derelict Chinese space station Tiangong is going to de-orbit between March 30th and April 7th. For a fellow Wikipedian, I want to ask a few things: How big will the disruptions be for commercial aviation? How much advance warning will be given to air crews? How do airlines plan for that event? D...Jump to post
STLflyer wrote:Even if they found the black box, would any of it be readable after 4 years in the ocean?
I think these harnesses are just... dangerous when it comes to any emergency landing. Perhaps a via ferrata sling could improve things: http://globetrotter-magazin.de/sites/default/files/bilder/klettersteigset.jpg Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AkjdLVtKjjQ Of course they would only use one c...Jump to post
In another news, 750 computer screens at BER - for example those that indicate arrival/departure times and gates - need to be replaced. They've been running ever since 2012 (the planned opening year). At leat, 100 still working screens will be used as spares at Tegel and Schönefeld. http://www.spieg...Jump to post
So VT-JTA, the 737 in the picture, is the last plane to land before the one that crashed? The moment the wreck is burning, they're already (or: still) unloading VT-JTA?
How much time did the pilots spend to sort out the approach?
In the AS350 B3, the fuel cutoff lever is in the head-up console, in the B2 model, the cutoff lever is near the collective.
N350LH, the crashed heli, is a B2.
Mr. Mad eyes a launch on March 24th, according to his latest posting at https://www.facebook.com/madmikehughes/
blackbox67 wrote:There is a surreal ATC transcript available from LiveATC.net.
My nearest airport is BSL. You see gazillions of U2 319s, but BSL is also the base of Jet Aviation, a company that specializes in outfitting business and government jets. A few years ago, the 747-8i ordered by Prince Abdulaziz al-Saud was outfitted there. And then it stood around, awaiting a sale. A...Jump to post
Dang, how it reminds me of the aircraft Airbus was too afraid to build:
http://www.plig.net/things/pictures/tn/ ... s.jpg.html
Crew: "Mouse found in cockpit."
Maintenance: "Cat installed."
And I second the comment by zeke.