Something is screwy in the linked report. Weather shown at 1857Z (estimated time of incident) was 005 OVC, that’s ceiling at 500’ OVC. IF that’s true, it would seem the King Air was cleared for the approach to 28. JBU should not have been released by Center until the King Air reported on the ground ...Jump to post
mxaxai wrote:Yeah I wonder too. Just recently, I wondered why a flight on an A321 supposedly had higher emissions than the same flight on an A320 (same airline). Shouldn't the larger aircraft come with lower fuelburn per seat?
In summary; is the A380 pretty much destined for the scrap yard then? Is there any role it might be able to fulfill in the future? It seems like they're quickly being dropped for the more fuel-efficient models. Pretty much it, scrap by 2030 or earlier. I flew it a number of times ex-JFK on EK and, ...Jump to post
From long experience, regardless of stated qualifications, almost anything on technical details of aviation is written by untutored, UN experienced writers. The Middle Seat column in WSJ was fine for passenger perspectives, Sully and Nance are fine, but sometimes shaped by their media outlets.Jump to post
Begins and ends with Shirley Bassey’s Goldfinger. Once Connery left, Bond wasn’t the same for me.
This version of the theme by the Danish S.O is great.
And before that P210, a Cardinal RG, before that a Cherokee 6, before that, a C172, the original N40RC. He started flying weather in a Piper Pacer while courting Ann. Dick Collins was one of the great writers and airmen in general aviation. https://web.archive.org/web/20090907024606/http://www.flyin...Jump to post
What I’m fascinated by is that this will be an Airbus owned airline. I know it’s old precedent, but Boeing was prohibited from owning an airline and was forced to spin off United many years ago. Boeing seemed to have continued this, as they have Atlas operate the 747LCF for them. I wonder if Airbus...Jump to post
A hugely expensive-to-operate plane on routes that are very price sensitive—I don’t think so. Additionally, it’s rapidly becoming an orphan making it even more expensive. Every spare, every rotable, every bit of engineering is unique to type and hence priced to market.Jump to post
With charging times, how many legs a day will Cape Air fly per tail? ASMs will drive the costs. They’ll have to get 8 flights a day or more for it to start being reasonable.Jump to post
There’s a reason we did stowaway checks in the military, I guess. Taxi around African airports, it’s not unusual to see people walking across taxiways, animals on the runway. I was at 90 knots on the roll in Libreville, two dogs run across from us about 1,000’ down. We were off before there position...Jump to post
NTSB Preliminary Report is out, they didn’t travel to the scene.
https://data.ntsb.gov/carol-repgen/api/ ... 104510/pdf
Anything burning 100LL should be re-engined, no exceptions. Absolutely no reason to allow lead-burning aircraft to continue to operate. As of now, there’s no option for re-engining—it’s a very small market for a very expensive conversion. Engine manufacturers can’t make a business case for a new de...Jump to post
That’s called Terrain Following Radar and that’s the province of military attack aircraft. The F-111 had it 55 years ago. The immediate cause was pilots, under pressure by a commander who had not business being involved, to try to use radar altitude and TAWS in a manner specifically NOT authorized f...Jump to post
The civilian airlines that fly the route certainly file flight plans, the routing in on FR24. Now, they don’t have overflight permits for Argentina and remain in international airspace. Both FIRs would control them as Argentina has no sovereign control over them. Curiously, Jepp manual has nearly ze...Jump to post
Not a link, but should be easy to find - Polish presidential aircraft crash. Pilot was trying to land in dense fog, descended by radalt - and ended up flying below runway level and into rising terrain. The crew of that flight attempted to descend below the published minimums and ignored the warning...Jump to post
RADALT played zero in the accident. Crew was pressured and failed to resist thd pressure and flew below the established minimums. I’m trying what limitation in the RADALT was causal?Jump to post
I have no objection to EVS, if a buyer wants one and it serves their purpose, fine. I do object to paying higher taxes to subsidize the wealthy person’s car, however. EVs are pricier and overwhelmingly purchased by the wealthy, as they are expensive. Elon Musk’s wealth is derived from the Federal su...Jump to post
Radio altimeters are simple yet precise devices that work without external infrastructure or databases. They're relatively immune to environmental influences and don't need recalibration in-flight. Literally the only drawback is that they're sensitive to RF interference, which wasn't an issue until...Jump to post
Oh, I’ll bet that will be fun refueling off the pony drogue! It wasn’t easy in F-100. Not to mention the flow rate is barely more than the burn. Curious if you ever refueled off a KC-97? No, very fortunate to have missed that! You’re about to stall, the KC-97 is tobogganing for all its worth. Respe...Jump to post
For endurance, the E-2 can’t be beat in the role (I’m gonna just assume they don’t do/won’t refueling), and they probably got a really good ‘deal’ from the brits (as the USMC did for ‘Fat Albert.’). The Chinese won’t care if they are caught, though, on the fishing/illegal activities. This is a spac...Jump to post
No, just need to get the plane tracking straight. I was considering manual braking, RTO function will do its job while you do yours. If there’s an RTO function, it almost certainly has auto spoilers, the pilot is just backing up the auto function.Jump to post
True, but the NTSB delegates most GA accidents and incidents to the FAA who then assign a FSDO inspector to the investigation. The NTSB usually gets involved in GA accidents where the event involves significant media or government attention. A helicopter crash would be an FAA FSDO investigation unti...Jump to post
Airplanes are flown with pressures applied with fingertips, not fists slamming controls around, that’s the difference. As the throttles are retarded, the handling pilot has to remove the rudder to avoid swerving into the applied rudder that isn’t opposing thrust any longer. It’s a coordinated action...Jump to post
I usually try for a connection with enough time for a bite in a sit down terminal restaurant—not a bag takeaway affair. I’m not eating my lap, dragging food onto the plane—déclassé. An overnight flight, even business class, I get dinner prior to boarding.Jump to post
The line-up allowance is rarely much different the the plane’s length. We used 250’ in the C-5 and 100’ in the Global. A curving entry onto the runway p, even if rolling, is going to use more the TORA than just lining up from 90 degree turn at the first brick. I’ve never seen anything used in Perf A...Jump to post
In the US, the use of published and unpublished holds is pretty uncommon. In general, ATC will just vector you until they can get you on your way - that is one of many nice things about having radar just about everywhere. I've had to fly exactly two published holds, one because the airport was IFR ...Jump to post
The military mission often requires the flexibility of four engines—often you cannot divert, for example, due to diplomatic concerns. PNAF, moving nuclear weapons, for instance. Operating in/out of Kabul, if necessary, doing an OEI departure, for another. Yes, the Buddha, uses thrust across the wing...Jump to post
Now I look at the link, RAF Mildenhall had something like a starter extension—performance planning could use one overrun for take-off planning, but not the other end. IIRC, 9227’ of official runway plus two overruns of 1,000’ each. TORA/TODA/ASRA could be 10,227’ but not 11,227’. The overrun could b...Jump to post
When you make it clear to criminals that they won't be punished for crimes you get this behavior the smash and grabs etc. If you voted to keep Newsom in the recall then you reap what you sew. Wow, talk about an oversimplification. As if organized and urban crime are 'if A then B' scenarios dependen...Jump to post
Long about the year 2000, similar thing happened in the AF, in fact most state aircraft. The ILS band is just below the FM Broadcast band and early ILS receivers could be interfered with by FM stations. The civilian world dealt with, governments monitored for interference, finally all ILS receivers ...Jump to post
In those days, fatigue wasn’t considered a factor—you just flew the schedule. As late as the ‘80s, a reserve pilot was on call 24 hours a day. A few changes came from it—notify ATC of equipment failures, slow to holding speed 3 minutes prior to the fix.Jump to post
Almost a jet, thoroughly cocked up by the crew. Herks do windmilling engine starts and 3-engine take-offs, so hard to understand. Windmilling start involves high speed taxi to windmill start one engine, essentially a 3-engine take-off that doesn’t fly. Certainly, “go oriented”.Jump to post
KSAN has a pretty good-sized weight penalty for 09, but if TOGW and local ATC allows, yes you could use 09.Jump to post
The Citation had Radar altimeters in 1980, every jet you see overhead now has, at least one, likely two. And modern avionics make the RADALT integral to every function—EGPWS, GPWS, TCAS, warning systems, auto flight and thrust, ground and flight spoilers, flight control laws for FBW, tail strike pr...Jump to post
Probably closest to the fact on the future.
RJs either wait their turn for review or are all problematic. Many RJs aren't equipped for low-visibility (ILS CAT II / III), or their pilots aren't certified / trained to use it. It's a relatively small issue, operationally, to cancel or delay short haul flights for weather, while maintaining the ...Jump to post
What timeframe are you talking about? Looks like 2 years - abeit 2 covid years - were there for sure, probably more than that. Perhaps you missed GalaxyFlyer’s earlier post that certifying new equipment was a minimum 4-6 year affair. May I disbelieve that? 787 - a totally new plane - was supposed t...Jump to post