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by achmafooma
Fri Jan 10, 2020 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran admits to accidentally shooting down Ukraine Flight 752
Replies: 2728
Views: 298738

Re: Reports of Ukrainian 737 Crash in Tehran,Iran

Out of curiosity, does the US have a comparable version of the TOR-M1? Of course. Link? I'm no expert, but from some quick research it looks like the two main mobile surface-to-air systems currently used by the U.S. Army are Avenger (short range) and Patriot (medium and long range). Avenger is Humm...

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by achmafooma
Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 3768
Views: 421635

Re: FATE OF MAX

FATE OF MAX. Still believe fate of MAX will not be decided by FAA, or any C.A.Authority, or Boeing, but by the GENERAL PUBLIC. You won't convince any passenger to fly on a Max, even if it's absurd behaviour . Time will tell us all. With respect, I think that you are overestimating how much attentio...

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by achmafooma
Sat May 04, 2019 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville
Replies: 247
Views: 44848

Re: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville

No. Once the reversers are out and/or any noticeable braking has occured you won't attempt to go around any more. Spoilers are afaik a bit more variable since these are usually automatically deployed on touchdown, can be stowed quickly and don't actually slow the aircraft much. You have a few secon...

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by achmafooma
Sat May 04, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville
Replies: 247
Views: 44848

Re: Miami Air 737 runway overrun into river at NAS Jacksonville

Lucky passangers. Could have been much worse. Only two possibilities - 1. Pilot error due to decline in training standards. 2. ATC mistake. Alowing the Boeing 737 to land on a shortened runaway during wet weather. If it is #2, wouldn't pilot error still be a cause (whether it be root or contributin...

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by achmafooma
Wed Apr 03, 2019 3:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 760799

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

WSJ has been briefed on the preliminary ET302 report, not great for Boeing as pilots did initially follow the new Boeing MCAS drill but they still couldn't get the plane to clmb so they flipped the electric trim motor back on and the rest is history The pilots on Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302 initi...

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by achmafooma
Wed Apr 03, 2019 1:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 760799

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

I know we can go round and round with the "I blame Boeing" vs. "I blame the pilots" thing...but speaking as an interested outsider it looks like a classic case where *both* will bear some of the blame. The question is which will be the main cause, and which will be the contributo...

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by achmafooma
Sun Mar 24, 2019 3:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1923
Views: 453738

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

From this old thread about Egypt Air: https://www.airliners.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=19897 The elevator system on all 767s is the same It is a cable operated system which uses cables, torque tubes, bellcranks, and push-pull rods to open and close hydraulic valves on the elevator PCAs The control c...

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by achmafooma
Fri Mar 22, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1923
Views: 453738

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

Can somebody explain (in dumb layman terms ;) ) why the yokes are set up this way? All modern airliners have to have redundancy for ANY critical control (one of the problems with the B737 Max is lack of redundancy to the sensor triggering the pitch down, for instance) and the PRIMARY controls certa...

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by achmafooma
Fri Mar 22, 2019 4:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1923
Views: 453738

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

I had assumed both pilots felt the somatogravic illusion so they were both pushing down, but given the ability of the yokes to separate based on the antijam breakiut mechanism, indeed only one needs to. I've thought the linked yokes were a nice feature to allow feedback from one pilot to the other ...

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by achmafooma
Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas
Replies: 1923
Views: 453738

Re: Atlas Air 3591 Down in Trinity Bay, Texas

My main concern with cameras recording the cockpit would be that people perform differently when under direct surveillance; whether or not they think the film will ever be watched. Audio is a little less intrusive. While a desk jockey isn’t responsible for hundreds of lives at a time; you would lik...

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by achmafooma
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5479
Views: 756295

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

From Reuters: "Half a dozen witnesses interviewed by Reuters in the farmland where the plane came down reported smoke billowing out behind, while four of them also described a loud sound. 'It was a loud rattling sound. Like straining and shaking metal,' said Turn Buzuna, a 26-year-old housewife...

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by achmafooma
Mon Mar 11, 2019 5:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6476
Views: 760799

Re: Should airline regulators consider grounding B737 MAX series

USA TODAY: Travelers panic after Boeing 737 Max 8 crash https://www.usatoday.com/story/travel/flights/2019/03/11/boeing-737-max-8-ethiopian-airlines-lion-air-southwest-american-travelers-panic/3127692002/ The word "panic" appears nowhere in that article. However, it is a good article to r...

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