Give them the money BUT make it contingent on reinvesting in the employees and not going to shareholders.
I've been thinking - flying itself doesn't seem to pose an extraordinary risk of contracting the disease. There's quite a few members here who've flown frequently of late and none are reporting being sick themselves. There are thousands of flight attendants working in the cabins on tens of thousand...Jump to post
Well now this isn't going to end well. https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.cnn.com/cnn/2020/03/09/politics/coronavirus-airlines-white-house-tensions/index.html https://www.google.com/amp/s/thehill.com/policy/healthcare/486586-airlines-threatened-with-fines-if-they-dont-provide-foreign-passenger-data%3f...Jump to post
OK. So this isn't aviation related per se. But I've google mapped BOI and Boise, and there seems to be quite a few interesting places to visit. Never been to Idaho and would like to knock that off my "All 50 States" list. Only 7 to go. So to any BOI locals, is it worth my time, like 3-4 d...Jump to post
Lawyers representing families must be salivating over those emails. Dripping with contempt, arrogance and intention.Jump to post
It was a tragic accident. I don't think anyone has room to be throwing stones. The region is tense and missiles have been fired. While it seems incomprehensible they shot down their own civilian plane, I would remind people catastrophic failures, like this, are a chain of events. It isn't as simple ...Jump to post
Hot, fast fire
https://www.asiatimes.com/2019/08/artic ... -bln-yuan/
Anyone remember that plane at the gate in ChiNa which rapidly burned from the cargo hold straight up through the top? As mentioned above numerous times that fire only started when the aircraft was on the ground, the fuel flow from the leaking tank dripped on the exhaust of the engine. . No. Not the...Jump to post
Pentagon official, a senior U.S. intelligence official and an Iraqi intelligence official told Newsweek that the Ukrainian airliner that crashed in Tehran was struck by an anti-aircraft missile. https://www.newsweek.com/iranians-shot-down-ukraine-flight-mistake-sources-1481313?amp=1 A missile would...Jump to post
This China flight, not the same one referenced above. This one was apparently tied to lithium batteries.
https://www.asiatimes.com/2019/08/artic ... -bln-yuan/
I don't believe those missile fragments are at the crash site. Per numerous news articles previously linked, al Jazeera's and cnn, and the investigation website, the plane had turned back. Per PixelFlights back of the envelope calculation, the aircraft crashed about 2 min post LOS. The video is 30 s...Jump to post
Still to be verified, it's just my own evaluation. Note: the video was taken from a location about 10 km from the position of the ADS-B loss, so if any noticeable sound was generated at that moment, it would still take about half a minute to reach the guy that have take the video. We don't know yet...Jump to post
I think it's a mistake at this point to base assumptions of cause on various government reactions and our expectations of them. That's all such a cluster and can send you down all kinds of rabbit holes. I'd stick to facts. Video and physical evidence in proper perspective. Like timing. And yes there...Jump to post
As far as the video, there's no way of knowing how long the plane was in trouble BEFORE filming started. I evaluate that the time between the ADS-B loss and the ground impact is about 2 minutes, based on the fact that this is about the same distance from the airport and the loss of ADS-B, and that ...Jump to post
Let me repost the link. It would seem some people quoting my post with the link didn't read it very carefully.
https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/01/ ... 48656.html
Seeing multiple reports now that the plane HAD turned back but no radio call. Unknown if the problem resulting in the turn was what brought the plane down. A rapid fire which cut off communication? If so, could that cut off the black boxes? https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/01/iran-ukraine-plane-...Jump to post
Seeing multiple reports now that the plane HAD turned back but no radio call. Unknown if the problem resulting in the turn was what brought the plane down. A rapid fire which cut off communication? If so, could that cut off the black boxes? https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2020/01/iran-ukraine-plane-c...Jump to post
[photoid][/photoid] Yes but I wouldn't rule out a pilot or steward being involved in some kind of terrorism on board Yes but that would be an intention act as opposed to pilot error. That's why I agreed with you but didn't want to rule out a pilot being involved in another way Hope that makes sense...Jump to post
Interested wrote:[photoid][/photoid]mysfit wrote:
I think the only thing we can remotely agree on is it not being the result of pilot error.
Yes but I wouldn't rule out a pilot or steward being involved in some kind of terrorism on board
Based on the information so far, it would seem the aircraft suffered a rapid, explosive event resulting in a fireball on the way down That leaves a number of blanks to fill in. We all are making assumptions trying to fill in those blanks. Without much in the way of hard facts. And statistics and pro...Jump to post
Went back and re-read the threads here and on PPRUNE. WSJ had the events correctly in mid March. Posters were repeatedly incredulous that very experienced pilots could possibly make the errors alledged. Experience was based on hours flown. Maybe that number needs to be broken down in terms of flown ...Jump to post
Trying to understand.
The plane was in go around with increasing speed. The PF thought they were in a stall so pitched down? Basically flying the aircraft into the ground at high speed?
And the jumpseater was emphatically calling out pull up?
The notion that the FAA is simply being spiteful and punitive at this point is right up there with the best, or worst, conspiracy theorists. Everyone wants the plane back in the air as quickly as possible so long as it's safe. It isn't just the FAA that has to sign off. Boeing did this to themselves...Jump to post
It's not just the FAA though, right? EASA etc all have to recert.
So the notion it's a move to pressure the FAA doesn't really hold up.
The youngest on the flight was 7 years old. Articles have confirmed that the one person on the flight who was a pilot was Kirk Hansen. The names of all aboard have been released along with the information so it's public domain. A lot of things could have gone wrong and yes there will be an investiga...Jump to post
They were hunting pheasants. There is a picture out on some of the news articles showing the group post hunt. 4 generations. Just devastating for that family.
https://www.eastidahonews.com/2019/12/h ... sed-kyani/
https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.argusl ... 4346201002
The pilot was part of the family. From what everyone is saying, it sounds like the plane was overloaded. I've read elsewhere there is no deicing equipment there. They flew in fine under better weather. Normalization of deviance. Got away with it at least once. Given the weather, it seems like a bad ...Jump to post
Returning from a hunting trip. Founders of Kyani and family. Very tragic.......
https://www.eastidahonews.com/2019/11/k ... rk-hansen/
I keep reading where people think the egregious behavior of the SIM was due to the SIM not being programmed correctly. But what if it was correct and Boeing missed the issue because they didn't believe the data? A lack of imagination. My experience in development and manufacturing tells me that cutt...Jump to post
Of course there are unknown unkowns.
A bit of hubris to think otherwise.
Complicated systems and interactions. Not to mention what we can measure and characterize is limited by current metrology. Unknown unknowns exist and we currently do not have the metrology to measure them.
Boeing probably doesn't like having folks looking over their shoulder and demanding specifics.
The ham handed way they rolled this out and responded has resulted in a lack of trust by their customers. Apparently it hasn't occurred to Boeing that they have to work to regain that trust.
Not sure why there is so much angst towards unions.
It's no coincidence that with the decrease in union participation the economic gap has widened. Pay has been flat and the middle class has shrunk.
As others have pointed out, this puts pressure on their competitors.
It's lousy engineering and safety practice to EXPECT pilots to successfully counteract emergency which is caused by a single point failure resulting in a software fix for a mechanical issue going haywire during a heavy workload portion of flight. Argue all you want about how pilots, with all hell br...Jump to post
It Frankly pisses me off to see people, and Boeing, try to pass the buck on training when they hid this new system in order to avoid having to train and inform crews about a system. AA pilots were pretty hot about it so please don't play that garbage about 3rd world training. Boeing management and ...Jump to post
What way, other than the wheel, is a manual attempt to trim? The thumb switch is referred to as manual trim even though it is electric. It is manual in the sense that it isn't an automatic function like autopilot. If a light bulb is on a timer then it turns on automatically. If you use a light swit...Jump to post
It Frankly pisses me off to see people, and Boeing, try to pass the buck on training when they hid this new system in order to avoid having to train and inform crews about a system. AA pilots were pretty hot about it so please don't play that garbage about 3rd world training. Boeing management and b...Jump to post