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by kalvado
Fri Jul 03, 2020 11:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020
Replies: 77
Views: 10349

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020

TaromA380 wrote:
When should happen the long-awaited Max flight with Dickson on board ?

I would expect that to be a big PR event with Dickson landing the plane and proceeding to signing last page of the paperwork in front of the camera. Mid-september if everything goes smoothly.

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by kalvado
Fri Jul 03, 2020 3:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020
Replies: 77
Views: 10349

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020

It seems FAA was in the "if it's good enough for Boeing it's good enough for us" mode and did not have its own view on the subject. This report should have investigated this aspect and should have come up with recommendations so it never happens again. Instead the report seems to be happy...

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by kalvado
Fri Jul 03, 2020 1:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020
Replies: 77
Views: 10349

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q3 2020

So maybe this has been covered, but I assume the 7Max being used has 2 AOA's on it? Will part of the requirement be to retrofit all Max's with 2 of them or are they correcting the software so you can get by with only one? MAX7 which they flown had 2 AoA sensors - like every other 737 since first fl...

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by kalvado
Wed Jul 01, 2020 9:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Blue Panorama flight 1504, right or wrong decision?
Replies: 32
Views: 6429

Re: Blue Panorama flight 1504, right or wrong decision?

I would still fail him ! Easa 330/340/320 TRE Fun fact: they had 900 kg of fuel on the loose. Hot brakes, engine fire and fuel spill, what can go wrong? My bet that even if they stopped nicely, AA ORD fire would be their best case scenario, with fireball being a distinct chance.... CA decision resu...

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by kalvado
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:47 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Blue Panorama flight 1504, right or wrong decision?
Replies: 32
Views: 6429

Re: Blue Panorama flight 1504, right or wrong decision?

Both Boeing and Airbus have done extensive studies of high speed rejected takeoffs vs continuing. Clearly a high speed rejected takeoff has more risks involved than continuing the takeoff. I worked for several carriers who always used a wet V1 in order to reduce the V1 speed thus, flight operations...

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by kalvado
Tue Jun 30, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Magnetic Navigation >60 deg lat N/S
Replies: 21
Views: 881

Re: Magnetic Navigation >60 deg lat N/S

IIRC, Thule’s runways are in True. According to the map, they would have 45 deg difference between magnetic and true.. https://maps.ngdc.noaa.gov/viewers/historical_declination/ I wonder how it is handled in southern New Zealand - they have about 25 degrees. Still using magnetic headings, as far as...

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by kalvado
Mon Jun 29, 2020 10:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Blue Panorama flight 1504, right or wrong decision?
Replies: 32
Views: 6429

Re: Blue Panorama flight 1504, right or wrong decision?

[ He ended up doing an overweight landing which resulted in burst tires. If I remember correctly, safety criteria for high speed fully loaded rejection is that resulting fire doesn't spread on the airplane for 3 minutes - nominal arrival time for firefighters. Burst tires sound as a non-event compa...

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by kalvado
Sun Jun 28, 2020 3:17 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Name change for John Wayne Airport (SNA) ?
Replies: 79
Views: 2745

Re: Proposal to rename John Wayne Airport (SNA)

I never understood the fascination with Americans naming airports after people. Isn’t Atlanta’s airport now officially named after three people while everyone just calls it Atlanta. It's not limited to airports. Anything prominent enough to have a room for a plaque tends to get one. I didn't see an...

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by kalvado
Sat Jun 27, 2020 10:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020
Replies: 607
Views: 56241

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020

sgrow787 wrote:

I'm curious why a new jet like the 787 is using synthetic airspeed. Don't they have three AOAs?

Diversifying information sources? Common mode failures are a real thing.

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by kalvado
Thu Jun 25, 2020 7:05 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020
Replies: 607
Views: 56241

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020

Well, 9 people still can travel with 1 pilot, and 19 don't need TSA... GOod point about upscale. I was more thinking in terms of A320 FBW propagating upward to 380, while 737 still holds. However latest A&B clean sheets were widebodies. Would be interesting to see service record of later B&...

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by kalvado
Thu Jun 25, 2020 3:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020
Replies: 607
Views: 56241

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020

I think that is an interesting historical artifact. I recall statements that originally DC9, 737, etc were held to lower standards with regard to redundancy etc since the number of people on them and the distance they flew reduced the risk of major calamity. Well, now we have cross country 737 flig...

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by kalvado
Thu Jun 25, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020
Replies: 607
Views: 56241

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020

The NG had an almost enviable safety record. Unfortunately it went into Boeing's head(quarters) as prideful. With politics in their favor they took advantage of everyone in sight, no one was a stakeholder except overpaid executives and Wall Street. Screwed everyone. This time stockholders have been...

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by kalvado
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:50 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Teddy Roosevelt Statue at American Museum of Natural History to be Removed
Replies: 52
Views: 1762

Re: Teddy Roosevelt Statue at American Museum of Natural History to be Removed

These people are marxists and wont stop until they destroy everything and replace it with their misery. Its as simple as that and these people will eventually find out by force if necessary to sit down and shutup. The museum is removing it, not marxists. As for optics, they are only bad when observ...

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by kalvado
Wed Jun 24, 2020 3:46 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: EU may indefinitely ban US citizens from entering EU
Replies: 67
Views: 2877

Re: EU may permanently ban US citizens from entering EU

The EU is looking to permanently ban US citizens from entering the EU. Descision by July first. https://www.theverge.com/2020/6/23/21300747/european-union-eu-ban-us-travel-coronavirus-reopening-borders-draft-list We must clearly sue the EU and have the SCOTUS rule that the EU can't ban US citizens ...

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by kalvado
Wed Jun 24, 2020 12:49 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Opinion: Launch a Super Lean NB for US Civil Aerospace Now.
Replies: 24
Views: 2471

Re: Opinion: Launch a Super Lean NB for US Civil Aerospace Now.

So if they launch today with EIS in 2027, when the first flight would happen? 2032? I think that if Boeing sticks to the after 2030 timeline, it will get very quiet in Wichita, Seattle and much of the supply chain towards 2030. There are gaps between what someone want to do, what can be realistical...

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by kalvado
Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Opinion: Launch a Super Lean NB for US Civil Aerospace Now.
Replies: 24
Views: 2471

Re: Opinion: Launch a Super Lean NB for US Civil Aerospace Now.

So if they launch today with EIS in 2027, when the first flight would happen? 2032?

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by kalvado
Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:30 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid 19 vaccine and return to normality?
Replies: 110
Views: 4871

Re: Covid 19 vaccine and return to normality?

I'm not banking on a vaccine until early next year either. But I have to imagine with more than 100 candidates that we'll have something to help wind this down in 1.5-2 years paired with hopefully some effective treatments. So that's an interesting topic: What would happen if there never was a vacc...

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by kalvado
Tue Jun 23, 2020 3:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Kentucky cuts number of polling stations by 95 percent ahead of primary voting
Replies: 66
Views: 2890

Re: Kentucky cuts number of polling stations by 95 percent ahead of primary voting

I don´t think secret voting is a right in the US. best regards Thomas You have the right to vote in secret/privacy, however with the advent of mail-in ballots it is not a requirement in many states as that process violates the criteria that defines a "secret ballot". Tugg The prime way to...

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by kalvado
Sat Jun 20, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 33326

Re: Another day another police killing

As you get older, you will realize that sometimes politics means saving lives beyond the immediate issue. There will be a trial,. I rather suspect the GBI will have their view, the DA will have theirs, the publc theirs, and the APD theirs , and at the end a jury will have theirs. All views need to ...

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by kalvado
Sat Jun 20, 2020 12:55 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 33326

Re: Another day another police killing

The police are citizens as well, and they need to be investigated just like other citizens when a wrongful death occurs. Absolutely, in all cases of police accidents, deadly or not. Here in NY one of the greatest things which happened lately is repeal of the law which totally closed access to polic...

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by kalvado
Sat Jun 20, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Facebook removes ads for violating policy on organized hate.
Replies: 74
Views: 2269

Re: Facebook removes ads for violating policy on organized hate.

The limits to free speech are clearly written in existing legislation and upheld by the courts. Which doesn't explain how a new law against hate speech is unconstitutional. "Free speech" has limits and those limits are defined in law. How is hate speech different to any of the existing li...

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by kalvado
Fri Jun 19, 2020 11:35 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 33326

Re: Another day another police killing

There is a lot wrong in this whole situation, and there were many places to deescalate the situation. The cop was not communicative enough with the citizen when arresting them, and it lead to a bad situation. The victim did a lot wrong in resisting as well, but does that mean it should cost lives? ...

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by kalvado
Fri Jun 19, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid 19 vaccine and return to normality?
Replies: 110
Views: 4871

Re: Covid 19 vaccine and return to normality?

There are more than 100 groups working on vaccines right now. Of course, 9 women cannot get a baby in 1 month - but there are some new approaches being looked at. Flu vaccine is a very bad comparison as it is just another example of bad science being force fed to public. Covid research operates on ...

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by kalvado
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:43 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Covid 19 vaccine and return to normality?
Replies: 110
Views: 4871

Re: Covid 19 vaccine and return to normality?

There are more than 100 groups working on vaccines right now. Of course, 9 women cannot get a baby in 1 month - but there are some new approaches being looked at. Flu vaccine is a very bad comparison as it is just another example of bad science being force fed to public. Covid research operates on a...

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by kalvado
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:26 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 33326

Re: Another day another police killing

If he was truly fleeing he wouldn't have been able to shoot at an officer. Also, he was not unarmed. Additionally, he had just committed a violent felony. How silly anyone can run and shoot...keep watching Cops. Secondly and again..the shooting taser was useless 1) out of juice 2) shooting at his d...

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by kalvado
Fri Jun 19, 2020 8:23 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 33326

Re: Another day another police killing

Have you watched the video. The Tazer at already been fired, and the suspect was running. Also,. why were cops given tazers if they are supposed to be lethal? The tasers police carry are able to be fired twice, and then used many more times in "drive stun" mode. Additionally, the officer ...

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by kalvado
Fri Jun 19, 2020 2:01 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Facebook removes ads for violating policy on organized hate.
Replies: 74
Views: 2269

Re: Facebook removes ads for violating policy on organized hate.

Just to throw an oddball into discussion: Would everyone argue the same way if, for example, Bernie's content on universal healthcare would be removed for... For financial irresponsibility which is borderline to domestic terrorism? It is not about how good that reason is, its about if you would be O...

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by kalvado
Fri Jun 19, 2020 1:58 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Facebook removes ads for violating policy on organized hate.
Replies: 74
Views: 2269

Re: Facebook removes ads for violating policy on organized hate.

This is a fairly new problem, that corporations now are in control of the way we communicate, and what we can say, and who can say it. Would this really be that different from private owned newspapers, magazines, radio and TV stations? This article from American Bar Association expresses my point m...

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by kalvado
Fri Jun 19, 2020 1:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 33326

Re: Another day another police killing

So a question for the lawyers, if the police did not see him operating a vehicle, did they have cause to administer a DUI test? Not a lawyer, but I assume there may be few qualifiers other than "operating" He was in a driver seat of A car with (a) running engine , (b) not legally parked. ...

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by kalvado
Fri Jun 19, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Facebook removes ads for violating policy on organized hate.
Replies: 74
Views: 2269

Re: Facebook removes ads for violating policy on organized hate.

They're private companies, as such they can apply their own rules to which their customers agree when they join. Just like this site. If you don't like it, you are of course free to setup your own social media platform where your customers can spew all the hate speech they like. This is a fairly ne...

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by kalvado
Thu Jun 18, 2020 3:07 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 33326

Re: Another day another police killing

All of that coming from a D.A. who is under multiple investigations, who refused to listen to the GBI, and who blatantly misrepresented the facts in the press conference. This cop is going to walk in the easiest trial of all time, if it even makes it to trial. My guess is that the D.A. has a greate...

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by kalvado
Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Clearing customs in Anchorage
Replies: 8
Views: 1714

Re: Clearing customs in Anchorage

What are the rules now? I mean if a flight was to be routed NRT-ANC-JFK or for example SYD-LAX-JFK would/do pax clear customs and immigration at the first point of arrival into the USA? Yes....no transitting or tech-stopping in the US without full customs / immigration wherever the first landing is...

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by kalvado
Thu Jun 18, 2020 11:51 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 33326

Re: Another day another police killing

extender wrote:
He already committed a crime by driving under the influence.

And busted terms of his probation by doing that.

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by kalvado
Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:09 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 33326

Re: Another day another police killing

Shot him again when already down, kicked him, a third shot hit another vehicle, not only brutal but useless with a gun. It's fine because he was obviously in fear of his life from a guy running away from him. Then still in fear of his life from a guy he shot in the back, so decided to shoot him aga...

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by kalvado
Thu Jun 18, 2020 10:03 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 33326

Re: Another day another police killing

If there is no conviction, there is no peace. A riot will suffice. Mayor Bottoms had silly comments the last time the CNN Center was attacked, wait for this officer to be declared not-guilty. She will be begging on her knees, and nothing can stop this movement now. Basically now we have to choose b...

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by kalvado
Thu Jun 18, 2020 1:20 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 33326

Re: Another day another police killing

Flirting? He got it, without a trial , and without cooler heads. Should I assume that you are passing on a reasonable discussion? If not - my question is: how would you envision future development of a situation if shots were not fired? Just start from seeing where he is right before being shot: be...

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by kalvado
Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:56 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 33326

Re: Another day another police killing

It isn't a good situation, and Rayshard definitely would have gotten felony assault on an officer plus all the other charges. However now he is dead, a cop is fired, one is on administrative leave and there is a trial for murder. Yes the cop can shoot, but should he have shot? There is also the iss...

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by kalvado
Thu Jun 18, 2020 12:27 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 33326

Re: Another day another police killing

It's a taser, the guy was running away, and the cop had backup. Just stop chasing. They already had his video, his ID, and his car. "stop chasing " is usually used in a context of non-violent situations. Which doesn't apply here. first "non violent" part. Police officers were ju...

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by kalvado
Wed Jun 17, 2020 11:32 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 33326

Re: Another day another police killing

Not really. He shot a fleeing man that he already frisked in the back. The stun gun was fired, there wasn't going to be another shot. He was also fired for cause. except someone trained for the taser commented it was a 2x - two cartridge system, and light was on indicating ready to fire second roun...

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by kalvado
Wed Jun 17, 2020 9:05 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 33326

Re: Another day another police killing

Felony Murder Charge for the police officer who killed Rayshard Brooks. https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/17/us/rayshard-brooks-atlanta-shooting-wednesday/index.html I watched the press conference. It was a complete joke. That officer is going to become filthy rich at Atlanta's expense once he is acquitt...

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by kalvado
Wed Jun 17, 2020 8:10 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: The culture wars reach branding
Replies: 98
Views: 3622

Re: The culture wars reach branding

What about those of us who were not blessed with chief-grade parents, would it be OK to have someone from the school lunch room or from neaby Dunkin to associate with some great breakfast? Would it be racist to rename to Mrs. Smith (apple trademark notwithstanding), put a white face on a logo and do...

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by kalvado
Wed Jun 17, 2020 2:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020
Replies: 607
Views: 56241

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020

Let's hope EASA, CAAC and Transport Canada endorse that direction.My question would be: why to preserves Boeing’s big role in certifying its own planes? I am a bit on a fence here. Apparently, an engineer doing governmental paperwork on a full time basis would professionally degrade pretty quickly....

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by kalvado
Tue Jun 16, 2020 8:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020
Replies: 607
Views: 56241

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020

Why no go arounds? Flaps are extended prior to going around. I know in a normal go around they will be retracted similar to a normal takeoff but I don't see why the procedure with AoA disagree/MCAS disabled wouldn't just be to stay below max flaps speed and keep them deployed since MCAS is not need...

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by kalvado
Tue Jun 16, 2020 6:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020
Replies: 607
Views: 56241

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020

Question is what exactly "not to enter the part of the flight envelope where MCAS is active" means. From my perspective, it may mean positively avoiding harsh maneuvering: no go-arounds and/or even remote possibility of collision or TCAS activation. Full ground stop at landing airport and...

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by kalvado
Tue Jun 16, 2020 5:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020
Replies: 607
Views: 56241

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020

How do you handle an engine failure? There is a procedure to follow. How do you handle an AoA mismatch? There will be a procedure to follow. The real issue with only 2 sensors is both failing in the same direction within 5° of each other. Then the FCC won't know there is a failure. I imagine the pr...

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by kalvado
Tue Jun 16, 2020 5:09 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Minneapolis To Disband Police
Replies: 174
Views: 6182

Re: Minneapolis To Disband Police

Also from 2015, this is a political channel granted, from what I have seen I do not always agree with them. But it's not about them, it's the content they show, the disquieting ones, a homeless man surrounded by 14 cops who kill him for no reason. Maybe the host gets too passionate but the videos a...

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by kalvado
Tue Jun 16, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Another day another police killing
Replies: 863
Views: 33326

Re: Another day another police killing

There is no push against body cameras. The push is to hold cops accountable. The whole reason behind body cameras was to keep police in line. So a George Floyd would not happen. But, again, when they turn off their cameras or tape over them or do not wear them at all, that is what people are talkin...

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by kalvado
Tue Jun 16, 2020 4:44 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020
Replies: 607
Views: 56241

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020

Let's not personalize this. If this is about me, I'd have flown in a MAX after the first fixes around a year ago, before the bit flip changes, and with a bunch of iPad training to explain MCAS and its updated fix. I'm just saying it's troubling that the regulators seem to be hedging their bets by s...

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by kalvado
Tue Jun 16, 2020 3:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020
Replies: 607
Views: 56241

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020

Let's not personalize this. If this is about me, I'd have flown in a MAX after the first fixes around a year ago, before the bit flip changes, and with a bunch of iPad training to explain MCAS and its updated fix. I'm just saying it's troubling that the regulators seem to be hedging their bets by s...

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by kalvado
Tue Jun 16, 2020 2:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020
Replies: 607
Views: 56241

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounding, General Discussion Thread, Q2 2020

Whether it wants a 3rd AOA probe, or doesn’t, is not a question of safe or unsafe. Safe or unsafe is not an on/off switch. The question is whether the regulators feel that the plane is sufficiently safe with only two AOA probes, or not. That is a question of opinion. Generally, if you ask people wh...

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