For example if you think, that unreliable airspeed memory items are Ok to apply at a later point, after flying for minutes doing something else (which depends on having airspeed b.t.w.), then you dont understanding the urgency of the ias disagree checklist. Yes, they could have gone to the "Ai...Jump to post
Obviously this is not normal behavior and should have resulted in the pilots hitting the switches. But he wants to argue that steps ≠ continual. Exactly, it was not even normal behaviour for a runaway stab trim scenario, adding to the confusion. Without the great deal of hindsight available to us i...Jump to post
If the plane was near Vne and the trim caused a nose down that wasn't immediately corrected, with the throttles advanced as they apparently were, it could have gone into a high speed stall. This would then be the reason why the fishermen saw no recovery attempt. High speed stall near VNE under powe...Jump to post
The last few posts just proved that Zeke's data presentation is wrong. You should be thanking me instead for pointing it out as incorrect. Please post a detailed technical analysis, similar to Zeke's, showing us your 10% mismatch. Note that the other three posters have used actual FCOM data, so tha...Jump to post
Classic airliners.net users; people already saying that the story is fake... C'mon now people, get a grip.... I 100% concur, I am freaking sick of people jumping to the conclusion that someone takes the time to write out something, that they are totally manufacturing a story to pull the wool over o...Jump to post
And these are some of the reasons why it would make no sense at all to leave a suicide note or anything that would make it easy to establish one's guilt. Yet some people continue to not accept this and continue to use the lack of a suicide note or 'statement' to clear the pilots. Are you actually v...Jump to post
The reason I think something similar (to just vanish in the end with the plane) was planned is because of the deleted waypoints from the single flight session on his home sim hard drive that very closely matched the route that Inmrasat suggests the plane flew.. Can you please show us the report whi...Jump to post
So comparing wing loading using area will show the 777X is worse than the 777W but that is simply not the case. It is vastly superior to the 777W and even more superior to the 787 and A350 in terms of lift to drag ratio. Where are you getting this information from? You’ve made a few statements rega...Jump to post
From what I recall, the nose section was made from aluminium due to damage tolerance from impact, such as birdstrikes and the likes. Composites can have complicated damage behaviour from impact strikes when compared to metallic structures. I believe a similar constraint is at play for leading edge d...Jump to post
I am not giving my opinion. I am writing from a source. And if you had bothered to read the entire thread, you would have seen the post where I give the link to that source. Next time please do that. I repeat: I have not found any ‘official statement’ from Air France confirming the ‘facts’ that you...Jump to post
The father was a minister over 17 years ago. No influence from him whatsoever. And you know this for a fact because you were present? Otherwise I fail to see how you are in a position to say whether or not he was an influence. The passenger next to the lady was first invading her space and then sta...Jump to post
Everything comes at a price, as this lady is finding out. If you fool yourself beliving that a LCC is going to behave like a full service airline you will learn your lesson the hardway. I feel sorry for her situation, she appears to have done the right thing.but they are not a LCC for nothing, Cust...Jump to post
It is customer friendly, as people willing to pay to sit together will have many options to do so.If you do not pay, you do not sit together that is just fair. Restaurants should start doing this. Want to sit together? No problem! Just pay a small fee and you're good to go. Otherwise, you *have* to...Jump to post
I'm sure it was for more than he deserved but not as much as he was hoping. Avoiding a trial and all the discovery of his past behaviors being made public was good for him. By extension I guess we could also assume that it was good for the security guards, the air crew/ground staff, and United as a...Jump to post
The point is, there is a NARRATIVE about this story that is one sided. That's why I posed the question. Much of our news isn't truth, it's a narrative that selectively provides facts in order to create an opionion. any attempt to shed light on why this man behaved the way he did is dismissed, but e...Jump to post
Another way to deal with an overly recalcitrant but not dangerous customer. Accommodate him. Arrange for security to meet him at destination. Briefly arrest said passenger, generously refund any remaining legs of ticket (immediately, preferably cash), and put passenger on 'no fly' list. FAA should ...Jump to post
Would you agree that's everyone taking their collective eyes off the ball, then? Had the customer complied, albeit grudgingly, he might never fly UA again, but this wouldn't have made international news because no one would have laid a finger on him. The news story is the beating he received, not a...Jump to post
OSUk1d - I'm with you on this.....people don't think about it in the big picture. They only think about it in the context of how it affects them personally....Ask them this....Say they were one of the passengers of that other flight.... It's not the customers responsibility (read that as problem) t...Jump to post
When I say that the customer had "bad decision-making", I'm not saying he was wrong, but I'm saying that once he chose to defy the police instructions there wasn't going to be a good outcome. Of course it's not his fault that he was put in that situation. United caused this mess. It just ...Jump to post
Flighty wrote:You are trying to equate an order to leave with an order to do handstands?
If you openly defy instructions and declare your alternative agenda for a flight, you will be removed, and if you require force, you will get force. And my catch phrase seems to be, there is no limit to the amount of force at the authorities disposal to enforce order in the skies and at the airport...Jump to post
ikramerica wrote:The airline has the right to simply deplane 4 people.
A few questions here: - Why did this guy think his job was more important than that of others he was delaying by refusing to deplane? If he is a doctor, he should have had the class and professionalism to have complied with crew member instructions. I hate when doctors think that they're entitled t...Jump to post
The French really need to get their asses kicked for striking so much and mostly about nothing. They're the most overpaid employees in the world and if you try to cut them back to average they go on strike, same story each time. Really gets me sick. You care to back any of that up? e.g. 'mostly abo...Jump to post
Wing thickness can be reduced. Ripping off two engines and having two 175,000lb of thrust engines would be drastic, but save weight. Reduce empennage size. Utilize more CFRP. Shrink down landing gear. Airbus and their suppliers have literally thousands of engineers trying to obtain an optimised des...Jump to post
I am still confused ... they were given a heading of 180. Left, right, whatever. But still, the clearance was heading 180. Why were they flying north? A question for the pro's: how easy would it be to make a 180 degree heading mistake? ie that they believed they were flying heading 180 and lost sit...Jump to post
In the end the employees must understand that their labor cost are too high Could you give any insight or source that brought you to this conclusion? Have you followed the KLM/Air France case? They aren't competitive in their cost structure. Yes but you specifically stated that it's their labour co...Jump to post
Dutchy wrote:In the end the employees must understand that their labor cost are too high
777Jet wrote:awthompson wrote:The mystery deepens.
It sure does:
'Report: MH370 pilot texted lady friend two days before tragedy'
The INMARSAT data will not bear the weight being placed on it in this discussion. It has not been independently audited, nor have adequate anti-sabotage checks been carried out. No doubt the people drawing conclusions from the raw data acted in good faith. No-one however has checked to see if the d...Jump to post
What a disgrace. Unions are nothing but evil these days. I sure wish KLM would run as far away, as fast as they can from Air France. Absolutely! About 40-50 years out of place I'd say! What the hell do we pay them for anyways? It seems like the folks at AF love to protest. Its a bit like Sabena cre...Jump to post