Two things that stuck out to me was how busy the flying pilot was with non-flying duties. Traditionally for US carriers the flying pilot only focuses on flying and the monitoring pilot handles lights, systems, navigation, etc. The second thing was how labor intensive the reversers looked to deploy....Jump to post
Here’s an article about the 777x and the uncommanded pitch event. It speculates that the issue may due to the slightly larger nacelles on the 777x. It also makes some comments on the MAX.
https://seekingalpha.com/article/443998 ... fresh-blow
Have the pilots given an interview yet? Do we know if they are OK? What was the extent of their injuries?Jump to post
Aaron747, I have seen solitary owls flying at night in Hawaii. But it is generally a single bird on a fairly isolated road. I can’t imagine them being near HNL but maybe someone can correct me. Maybe the engines ingested sea gulls?Jump to post
Regarding the posts on nene: they appear rare on Oahu. According to Wikipedia, there are 2500 on the Hawaiian Islands but it talks about a single pair spotted near Turtle Bay about 5 year’s ago. And that was the first they had been seen on Oahu in a few hundreds years. I used to live on the Big Isla...Jump to post
Has anyone seen an update on the pilots’ conditions?Jump to post
I saw this show. Even the most optimistic folks were talking about a 10-15 year time frame. All that was shown were smaller aircraft or drone like vehicles. One guy did say he felt he could compete in the 1500 mile/100 passenger space eventually. I’m glad they are trying but it won’t happen soon. Ma...Jump to post
I flew in Dec 2019 LAX-KOA and back. I visited friends. I am contemplating a return trip towards the end of the year.Jump to post
In a related way, sort of, here is a possible competitor to the SE200. And they already have a prototype you can see in the video. And it’s not a simulation. It a real prototype. Maybe the guys can license it to Boeing and it can be their next new aircraft. https://gizmodo.com/the-russians-supersize...Jump to post
The comments under that YouTube video are along the lines of what is posted here. You might scan them if you are interested. I don’t think one was positive.Jump to post
Just maybe it would work with a variable wing sweep? It would be neat to see those wings move back when the plane got up to cruising speed.Jump to post
Re: VirginFlyer’s Caproni Ca.60, Wikipedia says “It proved unstable and crashed on its second flight.” I think I will retire my wet blanket.Jump to post
Does the lack of landing gear in the wings concern anyone? You mean because there's 3 sets of wings, or what? I mean, A320 gear retracts into the wingbox under the center fuse and there are a couple of those around these days. From a single image, this looked pretty similar. The wings just look too...Jump to post
Does the lack of landing gear in the wings concern anyone?Jump to post
aviationjunky wrote:MH370 has always been surrounded by theories, especially the idea that the pilot was intentional in his actions. I've always been a fan of the theory that the pilots suffered from hypoxia.
Here's an article by Dominic Gates about Boeing shrinking in WA state. It has numbers on staff reduction and building sell offs. It also mentions the new airplane is 3 to 4 years out and Boeing will not make a commitment to where it will be built. https://www.seattletimes.com/business/boeing-aerospa...Jump to post
Many years ago, some friends of mine had an older lady friend who lived in SoCal. I had met her a couple times. Once, was just before she took a trip that put her on the PanAm plane. She was so excited about the trip. I recall seeing TV of the accident. Sadly, I can’t recall her name even after scan...Jump to post
And how does the cost compare to current jet fuel?Jump to post
For those interested, here is a recent interview with the captain of UA1175 about his experience with the engine failure. It gives you an idea of what goes on in the flight deck during these events. https://youtu.be/J7_lzeY23dI This was a very fascinating video. The pilot emphasized being able to h...Jump to post
Regarding Chemist's post about a "sweet spot" for flying with and without automation, it reminds me of a conversation I had a few years ago with a DL captain. I asked how long the AP is on. The response was the company would like it to be on as soon as the nose in the air. But they said th...Jump to post
I just saw this. It say 222 US registered 787s have to be checked.
https://nationalpost.com/pmn/news-pmn/f ... 787-planes.
There's not too much info in the article.
Since I will be flying with miles next time(I hope) maybe will do the SNA-SFO-KOA if it still exists. I think the return used to be a red eye and someone I know and travel with, doesn't do red eyes. Is it PrimeTime that takes you up to LAX in a private car for just under $100?Jump to post
I live in South OC and like to fly UA, so this is a real plus for me. BUT, I usually skip Oahu and go the Big Island. So I am in the I dunno class. I plan to go later in the year and wonder how the vaccine will affect travel to Hawaii. This is the challenge all the SoCal airports—SNA, LGB, BUR, ONT...Jump to post
The January 28 Agoura Acorn local newspaper reported that a Mountains Recreation and Conservation Authority (MRCA) spokesman said no Kobe Bryant memorial would be permitted on the trail by the crash site. Dean Stolarz stated “There will never be any kind of marker or anything on the trail”. One rea...Jump to post
And here’s a great summary of what happened. The pilot pushed the envelope and got disoriented. It is so sad for everyone.
https://www.vanityfair.com/style/2021/0 ... gic-flight
Here’s an article about FAs having problems with planes full of unruly passengers. I pity the FAs.
https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/26/busi ... lence.html
Here's a video of landings on that day. There are a couple 787s, 767s, and at the end, a 777-300ER.
I have taken off on the runway but never landed on it. Maybe someday I will be lucky.
The article said "criminal monetary penalty of $243.6M, compensation payments to Boeing customers of $1.77B and the establishment of a $500M crash victim beneficiaries fund." So it appears a great part of this has been common knowledge except for the $243.6M criminal penalty. In any case,...Jump to post
The article said "criminal monetary penalty of $243.6M, compensation payments to Boeing customers of $1.77B and the establishment of a $500M crash victim beneficiaries fund." So it appears a great part of this has been common knowledge except for the $243.6M criminal penalty. In any case, ...Jump to post
I looked at her pictures. She looks like a DL pilot I sat next to a few years back on a red eye. She took the window seat, was in uniform, and I stupidly asked if she was a senior flight attendant. She politely told me she was a pilot and was traveling to fly an A330. I almost cried and told her I w...Jump to post
I just read what Wikipedia says about Dominic Gates. He was born in Ireland. He has a degree in Math and taught math. He has been "reporting" for about 30 years. He did win the Pulitzer for his reporting along with some others. So, on the surface, he doesn't have it "in" for Boei...Jump to post
The LATimes has an article about it. It ends with a statement that experts think it is a drone with a dummy mounted to look like a person. The reasoning has to do with the limited fuel jet packs have. Who knows?
https://www.latimes.com/california/stor ... ghting-lax
A bit off topic I guess, but is this the movie they are showing on HBO (Showtime)?...and also interesting, in that documentary, they mention he may have had a sex change.....??? No, the YouTube video is different than the HBO show. I found the HBO show to be trash. It highlighted 4 people who claim...Jump to post
Since people are sharing: my first trip to Hawaii was in 1974, on a PanAm either 707 or DC8. I remember my coach seat would not lock in the upright position for takeoff. So I was moved to first class for takeoff and still recall many well dressed people up there. And I recall traveling to Europe a c...Jump to post
Given the amount of wealth that exists in that area, I'm not at all surprised that something like this appears to have happened. We know of the guys in Europe that have their own jet powered wing suit, as well as this crew from Dubai... https://www.upi.com/Odd_News/2020/02/18/Jet-powered-wingsuit-t...Jump to post
Maybe, with COVID, the MAX will be even emptier than a regular plane. Hence, I would try to book one. It might be wide open.Jump to post
I remember traveling between MCO and DFW around 2000 on Delta. I think all fights were L1011s. It’s back to the good ol’ days. But now it’s on AA.Jump to post
Here's an update of what visiting Hawaii is like now. There are many restrictions. But the islands are empty so it might be fun. It's unclear exactly what COVID testing is required for the outer islands. I have to see how this goes but we may go sometime after the first. https://www.latimes.com/trav...Jump to post
Here's a little more information on the jetpack guy. There is some speculation that it may be a drone. Also, you might want to click on the video of the guy in a jetpack flying in Dubai. He "parachuted" back to earth. https://www.latimes.com/california/story/2020-10-16/is-someone-really-fl...Jump to post
If someone is really out there riding around in a jetpack, they will eventually brag and boast about it to the wrong person and get themselves caught. Or slam into a jet going 200kts...pick your poison, really.... Hopefully, the jet will go by him and give him control problems. He can't possibly be...Jump to post
hpff, thanks for that. I will have an answer if I fly that route again.....maybe after COVID.Jump to post
I remember when Air New Zealand switched to a 767 on the PPT - LAX route. When you were used to 4 or 3 engines, that was a shocker. A few years ago, I did AUK to HNL on an Air New Zealand 767. I think that's even further. We left in a rainstorm. My wife was asking about the 2 engines over water. I ...Jump to post