I have a cousin who is a now retired military helicopter pilot, he is wondering in which seat the pilot was sitting and if anyone was "flying" with him from the other seat. He is wondering about the turn to the left, he usually occupied the right seat and his preference was always to turn ...Jump to post
LAPD says weather conditions didn't meet standards for flying From CNN's Sarah Moon Weather conditions on Sunday morning did not meet the Los Angeles Police Department’s minimum standards for flying, spokesman Josh Rubenstein confirmed to CNN. Due to foggy conditions, LAPD had grounded their helicop...Jump to post
I too don't understand, one would assume they had a fairly sophisticated EGPWS system as part of their avionics. And it being a helicopter, you could always just slow down or stop. A plane flying into a closed canyon quickly runs out of options but not so a helicopter. Perhaps there was some form of...Jump to post
This is a great Seattle Times article that talks about what Boeing was thinking in terms of Risk Classification and why MCAS was implemented to offset the stick lightening. https://www.seattletimes.com/seattle-news/times-watchdog/the-inside-story-of-mcas-how-boeings-737-max-system-gained-power-and-...Jump to post
From the Financial Times... "Iran admits it mistakenly shot down Ukrainian jet" "Iran admitted on Saturday that it mistakenly shot down a Ukraine International Airlines passenger jet, killing all 176 passengers and crew onboard." "The armed forces joint staff in a statement ...Jump to post
It's interesting how some countries and airlines (particularly Korea and Australia) have been very forthcoming with factual data and commentary on the check and repair process, yet its radio silence from many others. Yep. Silence from China. Thousands of high-mile, short-hop 737s operated by low ma...Jump to post
Can anyone confirm if United are taking proactive steps like most airlines and checking their entire 737 NG fleet immediately regardless of cycle count? I’ve emailed their Customer Care team on this and they just fed me the line of “safety is our number 1 priority at United and we can confirm we ar...Jump to post
My friend just had a flight with Pobeda Airlines between St. Petersburg (Russia) and Kaliningrad. He took a photo of the wing from his windows seat. Can someone please tell me if this is a MAX8? https://www.airliners.net/forum/download/file.php?mode=view&id=487 How the heck do I post a photo on...Jump to post
Bjorn’s Corner: Analysing the Lion Air JT610 crash, Part 2. November 8, 2019, ©. Leeham News: We started the series on analyzing the Lion Air JT610 crash based on the final crash report last week by looking at what went wrong with the aircraft’s Angle of Attack sensors. https://leehamnews.com/2019/1...Jump to post
Bjorn’s Corner: Analysing the Lion Air JT610 crash, Part 4 November 21, 2019, ©. Leeham News: We continue the series on analyzing the Lion Air JT610 crash by analyzing MCAS in more depth before we go to the final part of the flight. https://leehamnews.com/2019/11/22/bjorns-corner-analysing-the-lion-...Jump to post
He came across as evasive rather than forthcoming. He came across as well coached rather than sincere. He came across as a delegator rather than a leader. He came across as a corporate chieftain that is more worried about damage control and future profits than he worries about product safety. Like ...Jump to post
.... but without MCAS pushing the nose down on a single sensor AOA failure, both crews should have been able to return the flight without incident; a lot of movement and plane behavior in both crashes is not really explaned till now its pretty clear that MCAS was the trigger for the disasters but i...Jump to post
So will these fixes solve the underlying problem that the MAX is an unstable airplane at baseline? So it'll still have a tendency to stall more often than comparable airplanes, right? So what's the software going to actually fix? I am not sure that is entirely fair. The bigger engines mounted forwa...Jump to post
FO used ANU trim six times. 23:30:48 - Captain asked FO to take control (Pitch Trim 4.8) 23:30:49 - FO ANU trim for 3 seconds 23:30:52 - FO - I have control 23:31:00 - Automatic trim for 8 seconds (Pitch Trim from 5.4 to 3.4) 23:31:08 - FO - ANU trim for 1 second (Pitch 3.5) 23:31:15 - MCAS for 3 s...Jump to post
23:31:19 - FO - ANU trim for 4 seconds (Pitch 3.4) 23:31:27 - MCAS for 8 seconds (Pitch 1.8, back pressure 82 lbs) 23:31:37 - FO - ANU trim for 2 seconds (Pitch 1.3) 23:31:43 - MCAS for 4 seconds (Pitch 0.3, back pressure 93 lbs). Is it possible that the FO became frustrated with the increasing yok...Jump to post
[*]There are two follow up questions which are interesting: The first is what would an airline during a heavy inspection after 25,000 cycles if there are no cracks at that time? Is it worth replacing it just in case or running the risk that cracks develop and then the plane is again out for a heavy ...Jump to post
This is not a post about bashing Boeing, quite the contrary. This is a post about a fantastic company that has lost its way. And it is to solicit well formulated thoughts from people who know and care about these issues. Hopefully, we can here generate ideas that will help them rebuild and perhaps o...Jump to post
They are great. They were great and have the potential to be great again. They need to with humility own up to what has happened and work to build a better company. The question is will the take advantage of this crisis to make the changes necessary. I for one am very concerned that they are not do...Jump to post
The year that changed Boeing: Airplane maker struggles amid 737 Max crisis https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/companies/the-year-that-changed-boeing-airplane-maker-struggles-amid-737-max-crisis/ar-AAJaYIz?ocid=spartandhp In reading this article I am left wondering if Boeing has really done enough. Do t...Jump to post
Agreed, if Boeing is going to emerge stronger from this crisis it needs to completely change its culture. This needs to happen with a firm message from the board, something stronger than removing the CEO as chairman. There is desperate need for a new CEO who can make Boeing great again !!!Jump to post
Great video which provides a unique look at the PF being removed, thanks for posting !!!
solracfunk14 wrote:Jump to postLooks like GOL's 737 are already replacing the Pickle Fork. In this site is showing the video of PR-GTG at Victorville.
I realize it is still early but wondering after the initial inspections, what is going to be the defined interval for checking the PFs and starting after how many cycles? I would assume it gets made part of the rolling C-Checks which many airlines use for the 737NG. And should it really be cycles as...Jump to post
https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/faa-orders-airlines-to-inspect-737ng-fleet-for-stru-461232/ The order requires airlines, within seven days of 3 October, to inspect aircraft that have accumulated more than 30,000 flight cycles. Aircraft that have logged between 22,600 and 29,999 cycles mus...Jump to post
A nice piece and some good graphics...
https://theaircurrent.com/aviation-safe ... tigations/
Also a nice reference to the 1982 manual with the so called roller coaster recovery
Questions for a pilot:
Does the stick shaker go off on one side or both at the same time? How hard is it to fly the plane with the stick shaker going off?
A question which I have not seen specifically in any post or report. Who was flying the plane? I am assuming the captain as he was significantly more experienced. But at the same time he was the one with the issues on his side and it must be very hard to fly with the stick-shaker. Is this the case? ...Jump to post
wsj headline... Ethiopian Airlines Pilots Initially Followed Boeing’s Required Emergency Steps To Disable 737 MAX System Details of Ethiopian crew’s actions gleaned from preliminary black-box data https://www.wsj.com/articles/ethiopian-airlines-pilots-initially-followed-boeings-required-emergency-st...Jump to post
NYTimes: In Test of Boeing Jet, Pilots Had 40 Seconds to Fix Error
They had just moments to override an automated system and avert disaster in simulations of problems with the Lion Air plane that crashed last fall.
https://www.nytimes.com/2019/03/25/busi ... error.html
d8s wrote:How would it have helped Egypt Air 990? The CVR and FDR told the story.
Are there videos on every surgery done for accountability of doctors? It is not an issue of accountability of pilots, that is not the point of any investigation. It is about learning about issues that may need to be addressed so as to continue to make flying safer. It is about identifying issues (m...Jump to post
That will mean making live videos of people burning and exploding. Again, the data would only be looked at if needed to aid in the investigation and would not be released to the public. It would be especially difficult for the family of the pilots. It could be of tremendous help with the Atlas Air ...Jump to post
we know enough about Egypt 990 and similar accident, dont see how video do any help.. It would have been of immeasurable help with flight 990, there were some political considerations that the NTSB had to navigate which became a major headache for them. They Egyptian authorities sent experts to pre...Jump to post
And what if there is a general agreement supported by the international aviation agencies that the data is encrypted and only to be reviewed in extreme circumstances where you need the additional video perspective to gain absolute clarity and that it will never be released to the public domain?Jump to post
- pilots dont want to be a reality show actors - voice recorders + flight input recorders provide even more info than just video. so you dont progress more if you'll have cockpit video from Lion and Ethiopean planes Very well understand the concern of pilots, well founded. But it could have been of...Jump to post
I am hoping this thread generates some healthy spirited debate. It seems quite amazing that this is not yet a standard feature, especially when we now live in a world were almost everything is on video. It would be wonderful for experienced professionals to constructively walk us through the argumen...Jump to post
One crazy theory is that the fo who had limited experience panicked and fearing mcas trimed the aircraft in the opposite direction, that is to a nose down attitude. If i remember correctly the fo in the af 447 flight also had relatively little experience and kept pulling up on the joystick.Jump to post
Jetliner Pilot Turned Off Wrong Engine After Indian Bird Strike, Says Report Airbus A320 nearly stalled after crew failed to try to restart good engine for about three minutes in 2017 incident, investigators say https://www.wsj.com/articles/jetliner-pilot-turned-off-wrong-engine-after-indian-bird-st...Jump to post
I was hoping SJO would be a candidate for this, would make good sense and LIR too.Jump to post
Looks like they were departing from runway 25 - nowhere near as terrain critical as a runway 07 departure - the terrain actually slopes down after departure so even if you maintained a constant altitude you'd be gaining height above the terrain for a while. Actually the departure was in fact from r...Jump to post
Agreed, this is thankfully not an "event" but it can be an important learning moment. What I like about these posts is when informed and experienced members provide perspective so that we all learn more about aviation. And so this "event" just presents an opportunity for informed...Jump to post
Here is a video from the incident...
https://www.crhoy.com/nacionales/pasaje ... -el-video/
Boeing Jet’s Faulty Sensor Wasn’t Fixed Before Lion Air Crash, Report Finds https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2018-11-27/lion-air-pilots-struggle-detailed-in-preliminary-crash-report?srnd=premium "A mechanic worked on other sensors and equipment during a night shift before the early morni...Jump to post