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by Eikie
Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:43 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta Airlines Flight 2309
Replies: 26
Views: 4076

Re: Delta Airlines Flight 2309

I guess because we were very low to the ground and the bank angle was about 50-60 degrees each time. You were no where close to 50-60 degrees! You were 30 degrees at most. Airbus FBW airplanes won’t even allow you to bank beyond a certain limit. That is true, however that limit is 67 degrees. If yo...

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by Eikie
Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:15 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Weighting passenger
Replies: 58
Views: 4395

Re: Weighting passenger

Passengers should be weighed. The accuracy of the CG calculation (and thus the safety of the fight) is more important than anyone feeling "fat shamed". Weighing all passengers takes an enormous amount of time (and money) but will not improve safety. As far as I know, not a single flight h...

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by Eikie
Thu Aug 15, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing
Replies: 187
Views: 28964

Re: Ural Airlines A321 VQ-BOZ 15 august 2019 Moscow emergency landing

So if there is a bird strike on a flight, is it pretty much a given that the a/c is going to just plunge from the sky? There is not even a chance of being able to turn around and make an emergency landing on the runway? I'm surprised that the advanced system on the A320 family couldn't allow this f...

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by Eikie
Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Confirmed: KLM Orders/Leasing 2 x 777-300s and Converts 789s to 10s
Replies: 127
Views: 20982

Re: KLM Orders 2 x 777-300s and Converts 789s to 10s

VSMUT, sorry, do you actually fly on a regular basis, and on the same aircrafts other passengers fly on? I am up to 9 trips on the 787 this year, 4 on 777s and 3 on A330s. You? Lots of data on the internet shows the 787 as one of the quietest planes out today.. why continue arguing? Maybe there is ...

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by Eikie
Mon Aug 05, 2019 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Georgian Airways flight attendant standing in aisle during landing
Replies: 28
Views: 6507

Re: Georgian Airways flight attendant standing in aisle during landing

In the event of a medical emergency, the captain can give permission for cabin crew to attend to the passenger so long as all doors are manned. The infants injuries could have have been greater than you knew, or more to the medical condition. Doesn’t seem like a major issue if no weather was expect...

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by Eikie
Sat Aug 03, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight Numbers with letters
Replies: 17
Views: 2411

Re: Flight Numbers with letters

KLM does it too. The flight to Washington, kl651 has the callsign klm17k. This is done to prevent confusion with other callsigns, not necessarily within the same company. The K was added after it was found out there were misser or mistakenly answered calls due too another flight along the route with...

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by Eikie
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lots of delays and cancellations at Amsterdam due to fuel supply failure
Replies: 47
Views: 9532

Re: Lots of delays and cancellations at Amsterdam due to fuel supply failure

From AMS you have only a few overpriced trains to Paris (Thalys) and one daily train from London (one way only). You may be happy to learn that Thalys runs 12x daily, that is an hourly train service from AMS to Paris, while Eurostar runs 3x daily London-Amsterdam. Eurostar - LONDON-AMSTERDAM: - St ...

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by Eikie
Fri Jul 26, 2019 9:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA pilots to strike over the summer?
Replies: 50
Views: 7026

Re: BA pilots to strike over the summer?

Asking a raise related to the performance of the company is more reasonable. If BA is performing great, your raise should reflect that, not the average raise in companies you are not working for. Why should your raise be limited just because (for example) a large steelmill didn't give a raise? It i...

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by Eikie
Tue Jul 23, 2019 11:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA pilots to strike over the summer?
Replies: 50
Views: 7026

Re: BA pilots to strike over the summer?

So you are saying since most in the "real" world are being shafted, therefor everyone should just lie down and take it? I'm saying that looking around at what is happening in the wider world gives you at least an idea if what you are asking for is reasonable. A raise well above inflation ...

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by Eikie
Tue Jul 23, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA pilots to strike over the summer?
Replies: 50
Views: 7026

Re: BA pilots to strike over the summer?

Generally the highest paid pilots in the UK are offered a rise that is approximately double the rate of inflation over 3 years? Of course they are justified in striking. Meanwhile, in the real world.... So you are saying since most in the "real" world are being shafted, therefor everyone ...

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by Eikie
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 23455

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

Do you have any statistical data??? Because train accidents in Europe are extremely rare, and deadly ones even more so. Typical response, let’s pull out or geeky calculators and compute some numbers. The point is flying is still statistically safer and you can’t deny that, but I also feel safer fly...

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by Eikie
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Ben Smith tackles Air France
Replies: 35
Views: 9486

Re: Ben Smith tackles Air France

The Dutch have made it a theme of national pride to be frugal, so they are used to being in an environment of lean and poor services as long as the main purpose is fulfilled, ie flying from A to B. I'll bet >80% of the passengers "used to being in an environment of lean and poor services"...

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by Eikie
Fri Jul 12, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM calls for people to fly less
Replies: 237
Views: 23455

Re: KLM calls for people to fly less

But, there are much more businesses outside of city centers than within city centers. And you know this, how? Based on the Netherlands, there are a lot of industrial areas just outside of cities of even along a highway, with no city in sight. In the few bigger cities those areas usually have their ...

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by Eikie
Tue Jul 02, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KLM launches 100th Anniversary
Replies: 33
Views: 6388

Re: KLM launches 100th Anniversary

Any chance we can move the co2/climate dribble to some other place?

While there probably is truth to the co2-climate link, it really is spoiling this and many other topics which are about anything other than that.

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by Eikie
Wed Jun 12, 2019 4:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BeNeLux Aviation Thread - 2019
Replies: 103
Views: 12288

Re: BeNeLux Aviation Thread - 2019

davidjohnson6 wrote:

Texel airport is officially classed as an international airport (ie with customs facilities) so they can opetate commercial flights if they want to do so

They might want to pave the runway first....

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by Eikie
Wed Mar 20, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Is it time for Cockpit Video to aid in crash investigation?
Replies: 126
Views: 8766

Re: Is it time for Cockpit Video to aid in crash investigation?

That will mean making live videos of people burning and exploding. Again, the data would only be looked at if needed to aid in the investigation and would not be released to the public. It would be especially difficult for the family of the pilots. And still cvr transscripts are published word by w...

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by Eikie
Thu Mar 14, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Airbus aircraft be grounded after April 1?
Replies: 18
Views: 6589

Re: Will Airbus aircraft be grounded after April 1?

If the have the same functionality called "nose diving" :duck: ? Then yes, they will be grounded. They do... http://flightacademy.info/oeb-48-abnormal-v-alpha-prot Allthough different system and different situation, but An Airbus can get into an uncommanded nose down situation. Two ADRs o...

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by Eikie
Thu Mar 14, 2019 8:31 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Will Airbus aircraft be grounded after April 1?
Replies: 18
Views: 6589

Re: Will Airbus aircraft be grounded after April 1?

http://flightacademy.info/oeb-48-abnormal-v-alpha-prot

Allthough different system and different situation, but An Airbus can get into an uncommanded nose down situation.
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StrikerXMF wrote:
If the have the same functionality called "nose diving" :duck: ? Then yes, they will be grounded.

They do...

http://flightacademy.info/oeb-48-abnormal-v-alpha-prot

Allthough different system and different situation, but An Airbus can get into an uncommanded nose down situation.

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by Eikie
Wed Mar 13, 2019 9:29 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 'I don't want Albert Einstein to be my pilot': Trump claims planes are 'becoming far too complex to fly' following 737
Replies: 62
Views: 4786

Re: 'I don't want Albert Einstein to be my pilot': Trump claims planes are 'becoming far too complex to fly' following 7

It might be possible that current computers have made flying safer in total by reducing accidents, but made accidents that dus occur less easy to avoid or prevent (by solving the problem) because if the fabulous computer fails that one rare time, the problem is just to complex to solve. which is mo...

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by Eikie
Wed Mar 13, 2019 8:23 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 'I don't want Albert Einstein to be my pilot': Trump claims planes are 'becoming far too complex to fly' following 737
Replies: 62
Views: 4786

Re: 'I don't want Albert Einstein to be my pilot': Trump claims planes are 'becoming far too complex to fly' following 7

but there really is a point to be made more complex technology might start to decrease safety, or at least training and regulations are not moving at the same pace. Mostly training, trouble shooting is basically what pilots are on board for, and an aweful lot of accidents is from that being messed ...

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by Eikie
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:33 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: 'I don't want Albert Einstein to be my pilot': Trump claims planes are 'becoming far too complex to fly' following 737
Replies: 62
Views: 4786

Re: 'I don't want Albert Einstein to be my pilot': Trump claims planes are 'becoming far too complex to fly' following 7

He doesnt make a great point. Except to show is shear ignorance of airplanes. If anything these planes are easier to fly today than even 20 years ago. I don't think he meant that. I think he meant they are deigning the pilot out of the cockpit. Just look at AF447. Perfect example. AF447 is the perf...

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by Eikie
Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:52 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: ERJ 175 Pilots bored out of their minds even on regional flights
Replies: 94
Views: 21166

Re: ERJ 175 Pilots bored out of their minds even on regional flights

... But I personally allow a book. With controlled rest we can rest for max 40 minutes and leave the other pilot in command. No additional crew is onboard nor needed. There is a whole raft of rules you'd have to adhere to with cabin crew calling every 20 minutes etc etc. In this post you admitted t...

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by Eikie
Thu Feb 28, 2019 7:24 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA492 Unstable Go-Around at GIB / Diverted to AGP
Replies: 116
Views: 24298

Re: BA492 Unstable Go-Around at GIB / Diverted to AGP

Don't know about the guy in the video but I know that it was on autopilot. Just as an aside, why do you think they'd be flying an RNAV approach manually? It’s not the approach in question mate, it’s the go around. Isn’t standard procedure to disconnect the AP when going around? At my airline it is....

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by Eikie
Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:51 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dutch government increases stock holding in KL-AF group.
Replies: 160
Views: 16810

Re: Dutch government increases stock holding in KL-AF group.

Can anyone explain where the amount of 14% comes from? What can be done with 14% that can not be done with e.g. the earlier mentioned 12.9%? Maybe to get to the same percentage as the French, leaving them a lead of .3% to give them the Idea they are still the biggest half. Because let's not forget ...

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by Eikie
Sun Feb 24, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: China Airlines Pilot Sleeps On Duty
Replies: 76
Views: 10462

Re: China Airlines Pilot Sleeps On Duty

Isn't controlled rest practiced by pilots around the globe? Yes, but they have dedicated crew rest spaces. Sleeping while on the controls is not a usual practice. It depends on local regulators, but a short sleep at the controls is allowed in case of sudden and unexpected fatigue. Not all flights/a...

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by Eikie
Thu Feb 07, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates is looking at Etihad, Norwegian and Hong Kong Airlines for Pilots
Replies: 22
Views: 5513

Re: Emirates is looking at Etihad, Norwegian and Hong Kong Airlines for Pilots

SteelChair wrote:
EK will do everything it seems, except treat their people really, really well.

They might start with just well, the amount of really can be a later issue. It would be a good start.

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by Eikie
Fri Feb 01, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: British Airways: ongoing problems on its 100th birthday
Replies: 33
Views: 4869

Re: British Airways: ongoing problems on its 100th birthday

BA is not a 100 years old Really? You're going to go with that line? British Airways does have direct ancestry from airlines that started 100 years ago. If want it spelled out, in reverse chronological order, it is: British Airways (1974) <- BOAC (1939) <- Imperial Airways (1924) <- Ironstone Air L...

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by Eikie
Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian receives NOK 3 billion in a preferential and guaranteed share issue placement
Replies: 39
Views: 8571

Re: Norwegian receives NOK 3 billion in a preferential and guaranteed share issue placement

I'm quick to recognize that there is a market within this industry for LCCs and ULCCs and I'll praise everyone from RyanAir and EasyJet to Allegiant and Frontier for very effectively filling that space with business models that are profitable and sustainable while being of tremendous benefit to con...

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by Eikie
Wed Jan 30, 2019 12:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO
Replies: 134
Views: 24646

Re: Delta AMS-JFK Cancels for Drunk FO

https://nltimes.nl/2019/01/28/flight-schiphol-canceled-drunk-co-pilot 3x over the limit. Not good. Happens far too frequently in this industry. And DAL tries to say it was cancelled for a mechanical. *Shakes head* This person is alleged to have had a BAC of around 0.054 where the limit for aviation...

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by Eikie
Tue Jan 08, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Most expensive aircraft part
Replies: 39
Views: 7449

Re: Most expensive aircraft part

I'd guess the pilot. Selection and training costs, recurrent training...and then (usually!) a big yearly salary on top of that! :duck: :duck: Most of the selection and training costs are a one time expense, or not frequently. Those costs and the salary you can divide by the number of flights (plane...

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by Eikie
Mon Dec 24, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reuters/Norwegian Media: DY at Risk of Collapse
Replies: 186
Views: 37717

Re: Reuters/Norwegian Media: DY at Risk of Collapse

It’s because they’re selling their product below cost (and they undoubtedly are looking at their financials). In the process they’re undercutting not just the other airlines but the staff at those other airlines whose Terms and Conditions get benchmarked against Norwegian’s which are unrealisticall...

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by Eikie
Thu Dec 06, 2018 6:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Norwegian 789 Takesoff From Wrong Point at LGW
Replies: 6
Views: 3335

Re: Norwegian 789 Takesoff From Wrong Point at LGW

Why can't they takeoff from the displaced threshold? I thought those were for taking off and not landing. A displaced threshold is almost always for landing. I.e., the airplane can't land in front of it. You can depart from a position in front of the displaced threshold (in most situations). The pr...

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by Eikie
Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 596980

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

Does that even apply to STS operation ? At acceleration altitude for exemple, as you push control column to decrease pitch and accelerate, you always have the STS annoyingly trimming nose up until trimming nose down yourself with trim switches… I reckon the forward movement of the column is quite s...

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by Eikie
Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangkal Pinang
Replies: 3187
Views: 596980

Re: Lion Air 737MAX8 Crashed Jakarta to Pangal Pinang

**However**, it has gave me another thought. We don't necessarily need to even know airspeed, we need to know actual angle of attack. So have a hung vane on the side of the aircraft (similar to the guide vane you see at the tail of a wind turbine or anemometer, example below) - looking at it now - ...

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