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by KingOrGod
Thu Jul 25, 2019 5:23 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Air Traffic Controllers - LiveATC.net
Replies: 21
Views: 3278

Re: Air Traffic Controllers - LiveATC.net

airportugal310 wrote:
KingOrGod wrote:
andrewfarmer wrote:


Which totally explains why I am listening to LPPT (Lisbon) Approach right now on LiveATC... :roll:


Alright pedant.

I will correct myself: Many European countries.

There you go, can unbunch yourself now.

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by KingOrGod
Wed Jul 24, 2019 1:55 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Air Traffic Controllers - LiveATC.net
Replies: 21
Views: 3278

Re: Air Traffic Controllers - LiveATC.net

No. (Many moons ago in a previous life.) That and it's illegal where I live. Pardon my ignorance, but how can it be illegal to listen to the radio? I can certainly see that unauthorized broadcasting on these channels should be forbidden, but what is the legitimate reason for telling people they can...

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by KingOrGod
Tue Jul 23, 2019 6:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA Leasing A350
Replies: 130
Views: 25766

Re: SAA Leasing A350

SAA's A346's lift 368t but they still do occasionally take a penalty on the JNB-JFK run in summer. The A343's lift 275t (ZS-SXG has a slightly lower MLW) Thanks for the correction trees. I was just using the generic data from the Airbus docs, obviously using the last off the line IGW versions. But ...

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by KingOrGod
Mon Jul 22, 2019 9:17 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Air Traffic Controllers - LiveATC.net
Replies: 21
Views: 3278

Re: Air Traffic Controllers - LiveATC.net

dfwjim1 wrote:
For those of you work as air traffic controllers do you like to listen to other controllers at your home airport and/or other airports using LiveATC.net?

Thanks for your responses.


No. (Many moons ago in a previous life.) That and it's illegal where I live.

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by KingOrGod
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA Leasing A350
Replies: 130
Views: 25766

Re: SAA Leasing A350

Asiaflyer wrote:
Shouldn't we assume that SAA has


I don't think you know SAA very well LOL. Never assume much with them. The only assumption one can really make is they will make a loss even with an aircraft that uses zero fuel.

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by KingOrGod
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO
Replies: 151
Views: 23092

Re: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO

I just don't understand the backlashing here on a.net of Willie Walsh, why exactly is that the case? Is it because some don't like success or for that matter successful people? Willie Walsh has been a superb CEO of British Airways and is an excellent CEO of the International Airlines Group and he w...

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by KingOrGod
Sat Jul 13, 2019 5:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO
Replies: 151
Views: 23092

Re: IAG 737 Max Order Is Prompted by More Than Just Price: CEO

I just don't understand the backlashing here on a.net of Willie Walsh, why exactly is that the case? Is it because some don't like success or for that matter successful people? Willie Walsh has been a superb CEO of British Airways and is an excellent CEO of the International Airlines Group and he w...

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by KingOrGod
Sun Jun 30, 2019 11:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 211
Views: 23246

Re: Southern African & Indian Ocean Aviation Thread - 2019

The QR capacity increase is actually gradually increasing from next week up till the southern hemisphere summer, when it will be fully 3 daily flights on DOH-JNB...I think from next week they start with 4 extra weekly flights, and all flights switch to A359...then August adding 1 more, and by Octob...

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by KingOrGod
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do pilots always understand ATC?
Replies: 39
Views: 7272

Re: Do pilots always understand ATC?

I'll throw in fatigue as a factor. If you're really tired, it is easy to miss or misunderstand calls. Some controllers pile the instructions on and you lose track. I can remember "descend to 4000, cleared for the ILS zulu runway 27 approach, QNH 1007" but please pause and let me read back...

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by KingOrGod
Sun Jun 30, 2019 9:09 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do pilots always understand ATC?
Replies: 39
Views: 7272

Re: Do pilots always understand ATC?

I'll throw in fatigue as a factor. If you're really tired, it is easy to miss or misunderstand calls. Some controllers pile the instructions on and you lose track. I can remember "descend to 4000, cleared for the ILS zulu runway 27 approach, QNH 1007" but please pause and let me read back...

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by KingOrGod
Fri Jun 07, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA CEO resigns
Replies: 36
Views: 6054

Re: SAA CEO resigns

King or GOD, what ever is said will never satisfy you. you know hy Comair makes $$ and SAA looses $$. Not when the best argument is, and I quote somebody, oh hold in it's actually you, that say: "SAA need to ditch the A340". They have problems evidently you cannot comprehend. :-\ @ evan, ...

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by KingOrGod
Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA CEO resigns
Replies: 36
Views: 6054

Re: SAA CEO resigns

SAA needs to ditch the A340. An that's your best advice LOL. PMSL. So why is LH successful while operating A343/A346/B744/B748/A388... Come on... we're waiting with baited breath... Two airlines operating the same airplane don't have the same economics. LH is a leading airline with premium yields s...

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by KingOrGod
Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA CEO resigns
Replies: 36
Views: 6054

Re: SAA CEO resigns

SAA needs to ditch the A340. An that's your best advice LOL. PMSL. So why is LH successful while operating A343/A346/B744/B748/A388... Come on... we're waiting with baited breath... I think it cause SAA is government ran airline, and LH isn't. Na klar. But my point was that swapping 9 aircraft out ...

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by KingOrGod
Sun Jun 02, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA CEO resigns
Replies: 36
Views: 6054

Re: SAA CEO resigns

jfk777 wrote:
SAA needs to ditch the A340.


An that's your best advice LOL. PMSL.

So why is LH successful while operating A343/A346/B744/B748/A388...

Come on... we're waiting with baited breath...

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by KingOrGod
Sun Apr 14, 2019 11:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest pilots question all-Boeing fleet
Replies: 145
Views: 19712

Re: Southwest pilots question all-Boeing fleet

What exactly would you expect a large company leadership to say in a situation like this? What did happen after Lion Air was a complete review of the issue and new software design. Tragically ET happened before it was implemented. Is that sociopathic? Well yeh exactly, it seems Lionair proved somet...

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by KingOrGod
Sun Apr 14, 2019 7:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: SAA 747SP in Houston 1983
Replies: 19
Views: 4049

Re: SAA 747SP in Houston 1983

aircountry wrote:
Now they are free and SAA can come back but still dont know will ever come back to IAH in the future.


LOL. SAA, however, isn't free from morons. Lots has changed since 1994. Especially for SPRINGBOK!

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by KingOrGod
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:22 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Head Scarves and Scheduling
Replies: 77
Views: 6845

Re: Head Scarves and Scheduling

[EDIT]

My reply was religious and I don't think anybody here is prepared to see another point of view.

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by KingOrGod
Mon Apr 08, 2019 5:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EK and London
Replies: 64
Views: 10240

Re: EK and London

J343 wrote:
How did EK secure all these slots with London airports being slot restricted?


:dollarsign: :dollarsign: :dollarsign: :dollarsign:

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by KingOrGod
Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 718334

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

MD80Ttail wrote:
Seriously? I don’t bow to anyone and no American bows. We fought a little war called the Revolutionary War to settle that debate.

Look, I fly for a living.


Wow, how to trash your name in one easy step. Giddy up keyboard warrior.

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by KingOrGod
Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 718334

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

dragon6172 wrote:
KingOrGod wrote:
morrisond wrote:

But it wasn't within its flight envelope.


In what way?

They were at least 25-30 knots over Vmo


According to the graph only much later into the sequence of events though, right? They did not go straight into overspeed (not that they could really tell with all the variance in the values).

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by KingOrGod
Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 718334

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

Whereas it is still possible that once the final report comes out it might rule human error might have been *partially* to blame (even though it is looking less likely by the day to me, but never mind that for now), surely it is beyond any doubt by now that Boeing will certainly shoulder a signific...

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by KingOrGod
Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Question about "Visual Approaches" on an IFR flight plan
Replies: 11
Views: 1472

Re: Question about "Visual Approaches" on an IFR flight plan

There’s a lot of charted visuals in the US, can’t think of one overseas, though. I doubt I’ve done more than a handful of visuals outside the US and Canada. I’ve asked for them many times, oft times it would have helped ATC and me, but never given. Beautiful clear day in Geneva, inbound, but someho...

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by KingOrGod
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 716067

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

If sim training is required, how does that work considering I am under the impression most airlines do not have a MAX simulator? Will pilots be flown out to Seattle? Apparently, no sim training required. From Leeham: https://leehamnews.com/2019/03/28/mcas-upgrade-requires-half-hour-if-pilot-trainin...

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by KingOrGod
Thu Mar 21, 2019 9:48 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3188
Views: 595644

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

StTim wrote:
So forgive me for being dense. Are we saying the standard instrumentation package does not say what the AoA sensors say. So a flight crew has no idea if there is a sensor issue?


Not dense. It is exactly as you say. AoA displays are an $optional$ extra...

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by KingOrGod
Thu Mar 21, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Justice Department looks into Boeing
Replies: 82
Views: 11788

Re: Justice Department looks into Boeing

If they find Boeing and the FAA guilty then could airlines sue either one of the two? Also don't national aviation authorities also need to approve new aircraft? I don't know about airlines, maybe they could cancel their contracts if they want to? I'm almost certain that relatives of the one deceas...

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by KingOrGod
Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:53 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 718334

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

PcarSBA wrote:
When do we realistically expect the first hard data from the CVR or FDR? This coming week?


Anywhere up to when the preliminary report comes out. Whether it gets officially published prior to the prelim report, is up to Ethiopia.

Or it may get 'leaked'...

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by KingOrGod
Fri Mar 15, 2019 4:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 716067

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

If my figures are correct, they have so far had one accident with fatalities (25) where they were apportioned some blame by a concluded investigation and that was 14 years ago. Weather also played a part in that accident. By no means will I say their incident rate is stellar (quite the opposite), b...

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by KingOrGod
Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 718334

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

MCAS is not the cause, but it gave the final blow There's rarely a single cause, so in that sense you're right. But all other things being equal, there is reason to doubt that we'd have more than 300 people dead without MCAS. (Yes, I know, we are not 100% sure MCAS even played a role in ET302, but ...

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by KingOrGod
Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 716067

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

I can't believe the folks on here and the FAA, TC, airlines, etc acting like context and the crash rate for the type is not "information". Insisting that they had to absolutely find data from the crash site that ruled in the need for grounding was highly irresponsible. It's crazy that the...

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by KingOrGod
Fri Mar 15, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q1 2019
Replies: 6472
Views: 716067

Re: B737MAX Grounded Worldwide

Traditionally FAA and EASA have followed each others certifications. I hope that mutual acceptance hasn't been damaged. It has been damaged, the acting management at the FAA has been incredibly compliant to Boeing wishes. They did not ground the aircraft when everyone else including their close par...

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by KingOrGod
Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi Q1 2019
Replies: 5474
Views: 718334

Re: Ethiopian Airlines 737MAX crashes enroute to Nairobi

They should issue a Precautionary Air Notice for the International Community. Isn't it a bit premature for the FAA to be issuing any statements or directives when the facts of this incident are not known? Talk about jumping to conclusions. Some of the witness reports suggest an explosion - but we c...

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by KingOrGod
Sat Mar 09, 2019 11:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Last VS A340
Replies: 51
Views: 15592

Re: Last VS A340

OMAAbound wrote: The last Virgin Atlantic A340 scheduled service will arrive into LHR on 1st November 2019, 2 A340’s will be kept on as ‘Spares’ for a further few months, operating select routes on an adhoc basis. How’s your chance to get out and see these beautiful French ladies for one final time...

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by KingOrGod
Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: EU and Qatar sign open skies
Replies: 104
Views: 18043

Re: EU to grant QR unrestricted access to EU airports

QR tried STR and failed miserably with an A319. They then tried a tag on to the ZRH flight, and again, failed miserably. I don't expect to see them back. But they will be back. With an open book for Germany, we'll see STR/HAM/CGN/DUS in no time. Essentially QR does not fail as the focus is not on m...

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by KingOrGod
Tue Mar 05, 2019 6:15 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: MH370 Aftermath: GADSS by January 1, 2021
Replies: 2
Views: 1124

Re: MH370 Aftermath: GADSS by January 1, 2021

From the article… "simply listen in to the ADS-B data stream aircraft are already transmitting" And when the plane goes dark, like MAS370 did, then they still won't have anything to track. No actual news here folks. Keep scrolling. IMO this is nothing but a few companies trying to cash in.

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by KingOrGod
Sun Feb 10, 2019 12:20 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: British Airways suspends five pilots over racist emails
Replies: 87
Views: 13147

Re: British Airways suspends five pilots over racist emails

hypersensitivity Bingo. What basically happened: I'm going to go with this because it's great, until it fits my agenda about playing the race card. And poof. Another snowflake born. FYI, some of the biggest racists I know are not white people either. Some of them others are, but racism isn't only w...

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by KingOrGod
Thu Feb 07, 2019 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: EU and Qatar sign open skies
Replies: 104
Views: 18043

Re: EU to grant QR unrestricted access to EU airports

I can see these cities soon getting QR's flights : LYS, LUX, DUS, STR , AGP, MLA, LIS, BLQ, SZG. QR tried STR and failed miserably with an A319. They then tried a tag on to the ZRH flight, and again, failed miserably. I don't expect to see them back. But they will be back. With an open book for Ger...

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by KingOrGod
Tue Feb 05, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: EU and Qatar sign open skies
Replies: 104
Views: 18043

Re: EU to grant QR unrestricted access to EU airports

TC957 wrote:
I can see these cities soon getting QR's flights :
LYS, LUX, DUS, STR, AGP, MLA, LIS, BLQ, SZG.


QR tried STR and failed miserably with an A319. They then tried a tag on to the ZRH flight, and again, failed miserably.

I don't expect to see them back.

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by KingOrGod
Mon Jan 28, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Does Emirates carry its own return catering?
Replies: 23
Views: 7776

Re: Does Emirates carry its own return catering?

Channex757 wrote:
soggy meals with stale bread and pastries.


And there I thought they wanted to give us meals like that :yuck:

If it's the intention, they succeed. If it's not the intention, they are still succeeding.

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by KingOrGod
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B787 Engine Identification
Replies: 10
Views: 2374

Re: B787 Engine Identification

RR have a vent just forward of the T/R cascade...

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by KingOrGod
Sun Jan 20, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK crew robbed in South Africa
Replies: 85
Views: 14657

Re: TK crew robbed in South Africa

I have not heard of anybody in NYC or London having a bullet put through their head by somebody stealing their bicycle. Please point me to this sort of news, I must not have seen it. I don't know of companies in NYC specialising in anti smash and grab films for vehicle windows. Again, show me that....

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by KingOrGod
Sun Jan 20, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA off runway at ORD
Replies: 40
Views: 10734

Re: UA off runway at ORD

If I was a pilot, this would've been the best week to slide off the runway and not get blamed for it as pretty much all the majors have had an excursion this week. This is aimed at a.net in general, not specifically at you... Carriers in other parts of the world routinely have extremely challenging...

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by KingOrGod
Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK crew robbed in South Africa
Replies: 85
Views: 14657

Re: TK crew robbed in South Africa

Here's that part that gets me about the potential "slant"of this post by the OP: why is the title, necessarily 'South Africa'? It could have been just as easy (and more specific) to say Johannesburg. I say this based on two points: 1) That would be like a crew getting robbed in Los Angele...

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by KingOrGod
Sat Jan 19, 2019 11:53 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: TK crew robbed in South Africa
Replies: 85
Views: 14657

Re: TK crew robbed in South Africa

Here's that part that gets me about the potential "slant"of this post by the OP: why is the title, necessarily 'South Africa'? It could have been just as easy (and more specific) to say Johannesburg. I say this based on two points: 1) That would be like a crew getting robbed in Los Angele...

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by KingOrGod
Thu Jan 17, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3188
Views: 595644

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

Ultimately, that's why we need the CVR to understand their interpretation of the issue. In regards to AOA. They were flying straight and level. So I suspect they were already flying pitch/thrust as they had communicated to ATC they were having control issues and requested to maintain their heading....

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by KingOrGod
Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3188
Views: 595644

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

With these statements, trav777 has "won" this thread: "Sorry but if you actually believe a sample size of n=2 is large enough to base a statistical probability estimate off of, then you're....uninformed. And I'm being polite here. These were Lion Air "pilots". "Flying&...

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by KingOrGod
Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3188
Views: 595644

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

trav777 wrote:
read this whole thread



Obviously not...

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by KingOrGod
Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3188
Views: 595644

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang

"(e) Unsafe Condition This AD was prompted by analysis performed by the manufacturer showing that if an erroneously high single angle of attack (AOA) sensor input is received by the flight control system, there is a potential for repeated nose-down trim commands of the horizontal stabilizer. W...

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by KingOrGod
Sun Jan 06, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Eurowings EW 2930 returned to STR on 01/05/2019
Replies: 4
Views: 817

Re: Eurowings EW 2930 returned to STR on 01/05/2019

Is this a normal rate of aborted flights or just bad luck? Well, when I see the blue line (altitude) on the flight data chart below, it leads me to think it may have been a cabin pressure problem. https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flights/ew2930#1f1568be It climbed to F350 and on the return leg dr...

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by KingOrGod
Mon Dec 24, 2018 9:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Help ID this type (LHR 1992)
Replies: 20
Views: 2748

Re: Help ID this type (LHR 1992)

That’s a real toughy. It doesn’t look like a DC8. Any chance it’s a Convair 990? Spantax would have still been flying them in 1992. I thought of the 990 too, but the engine pylons aren't right for that type... Yeah I was trying to do a pylon comparison too. Thought it might be a bit of a stretch. I...

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