Search found 156 matches

by buzzard302
Sun Jul 22, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: C47 Crash in Texas
Replies: 32
Views: 7628

Re: C47 Crash in Texas

That plane was out of control during the take of roll. I'm not a pilot, but even I can tell that should have been aborted.

Jump to post
by buzzard302
Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Can anyone explain this FlightAware wiggly path?
Replies: 14
Views: 2573

Re: Can anyone explain this FlightAware wiggly path?

I think the data is transmitted with glitches/inaccuracies sometimes. I notice flight paths that are not true to reality all the time. For example, approaches that don't line up to runways are commonly shown.

Jump to post
by buzzard302
Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight attendants have a higher rate of every cancer outcome, study says
Replies: 70
Views: 9897

Re: Flight attendants have a higher rate of every cancer outcome, study says

Inconsistent sleep patterns have also been linked with increased incidence of cancer. Traveling all the time with varying schedules and time zones in tough on the sleep schedule.

Jump to post
by buzzard302
Sun Jun 24, 2018 12:20 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: There are good stories that come from onboard experiences
Replies: 3
Views: 1384

Re: There are good stories that come from onboard experiences

Just saw this on google news. It certainly is nice to read something positive now and again.

Jump to post
by buzzard302
Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Becoming An Airline pilot With A Record
Replies: 26
Views: 3793

Re: Becoming An Airline pilot With A Record

Every person I knew in college participated in some partying or activity that technically could have led to an arrest. Obviously most people are not doing anything too extreme to result in a criminal record, but occasionally someone finds themselves in hot water. The late teens and early 20's are a ...

Jump to post
by buzzard302
Thu Jun 21, 2018 1:11 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Is fewer fan blades better?
Replies: 18
Views: 2708

Re: Is fewer fan blades better?

When generally talking about fan blades, a greater quantity of blades will increase pressure capacity of the assembly (at a higher power consumption and lower overall flow rate). This would be comparing identical design blades in assemblies of varying blade quantity. Change the blade design between ...

Jump to post
by buzzard302
Thu Jun 21, 2018 12:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Avoid Flying With Hainan Airlines
Replies: 18
Views: 2217

Re: Avoid Flying With Hainan Airlines

Getting a lawyer involved because the flight crew would not serve more alcohol? I like to have drinks myself, but it sounds like this guy got a little too serious about his alcohol.

Jump to post
by buzzard302
Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft
Replies: 418
Views: 76065

Re: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft

At this point, unless an independent contractor decides to take up this search on their own, I doubt it will ever be found. And even at that, I feel they will have to have a lot of luck on their side to be successful. There are too many unknowns to be sure of the true search area. This one will go d...

Jump to post
by buzzard302
Tue Jun 19, 2018 12:10 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!
Replies: 240
Views: 69517

Re: THE Problem With United FAs. Even I'm Fuming At This!

I think carriers should just eliminate first class. Then no one feels like anyone owes the other anything. Passengers and FA's just need to get along in this difficult world.

Jump to post
by buzzard302
Tue May 22, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane overran runway at TGU
Replies: 31
Views: 6845

Re: Plane overran runway at TGU

Wow. It's been a bad year for aviation incidents so far.

Jump to post
by buzzard302
Fri May 18, 2018 10:39 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft
Replies: 418
Views: 76065

Re: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft

Because speed, direction and time combine to place the aircraft at a certain distance from the satellite for each ping. The data matches a steady heading at a steady speed which happens to be typical for cruise... If they were flying anything like circles then they could never have crossed those ar...

Jump to post
by buzzard302
Fri May 18, 2018 2:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft
Replies: 418
Views: 76065

Re: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft

Pretty good thought process 777Jet (even if it didn't happen as you wrote). Either way, intentional or unintentional, this plane did a good job of disappearing. I'm glad I'm still relatively young. I hope it will be found in my lifetime. As time goes on though, any possible evidence found will becom...

Jump to post
by buzzard302
Fri May 18, 2018 1:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: D.B. Cooper mystery finally laid to rest?
Replies: 2
Views: 1355

Re: D.B. Cooper mystery finally laid to rest?

Nah just another book/money grab. FBI closed the case a few years ago due to no new evidence and no conclusions. Probably will be a forever mystery.

Jump to post
by buzzard302
Thu May 17, 2018 12:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft
Replies: 418
Views: 76065

Re: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft

Folks, one thing we can all conclusively agree without a doubt; MH 370 is the most discussed & debated topic on a.net ever and most definitely the the single most topic with the largest number of posts (all threads combined including the one from 2014); and will remain so for the foreseeable fu...

Jump to post
by buzzard302
Tue May 15, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft
Replies: 418
Views: 76065

Re: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft

Interesting that lots of large news agencies are willing to put the article out saying the pilot did it. With no other evidence to support otherwise, I have always agreed with the theory. But at the end of the day, there still is no factual evidence to prove the pilot's ill will. If the pilot did i...

Jump to post
by buzzard302
Tue May 15, 2018 5:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft
Replies: 418
Views: 76065

Re: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft

Interesting that lots of large news agencies are willing to put the article out saying the pilot did it. With no other evidence to support otherwise, I have always agreed with the theory. But at the end of the day, there still is no factual evidence to prove the pilot's ill will. If the pilot did it...

Jump to post
by buzzard302
Sun May 06, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft
Replies: 418
Views: 76065

Re: MH370: Malaysia set to announce resumption of search as early as this week

I guess if they don't find MH370 with this search they will find it in a similar way as these shipwrecks have been found now... I still doubt that MH370 will be found. I am beginning to feel the same. I was hopeful for a very long time. It's a needle in a haystack and there is just too much unknown...

Jump to post
by buzzard302
Wed Apr 25, 2018 1:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Passenger Forcibly Removed off an AA Flight @ MIA
Replies: 42
Views: 5962

Re: Passenger Forcibly Removed off an AA Flight @ MIA

Once law enforcement decides (right or wrong) that they are detaining you, shut up and cooperate. There is no changing an officer's mind, so escalating the situation just puts everyone in more danger of being hurt. This is why so many police shootings occur. People resist, escalate, and threaten the...

Jump to post
by buzzard302
Thu Apr 19, 2018 3:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Bathroom cleaning on long haul flights
Replies: 109
Views: 15141

Re: Bathroom cleaning on long haul flights

I still find it amazing at just how inconsiderate some passengers can be. I've entered lavatories where it almost looks as if the previous user(s) have intentionally attempted to leave it in the most disgusting condition possible. Couple that with the area in and around certain passenger (walking a...

Jump to post
by buzzard302
Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southwest flight 3461 April 15: "Passengers Cry, Scream in Southwest Airlines Landing"
Replies: 76
Views: 13951

Re: "Passengers Cry, Scream in Southwest Airlines Landing"

... And then .. they lived. The plane landed. After they texted "Goodbye Mama I wuv you" messages ... and screamed and carried on and tweeted they were on a crashing plane, blah blah blah ... Then ... they landed. Wonder how many feel a little silly now ? Why would they feel silly? Everyo...

Jump to post
by buzzard302
Sat Apr 07, 2018 12:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reward for fugitive mechanic in Valujet 592 crash
Replies: 32
Views: 8483

Re: Reward for fugitive mechanic in Valujet 592 crash

$10,000 reward is not big in terms of FBI rewards. This guy is a scapegoat and an effort to provide some form of finalization. Lots of mistakes happen in Miami. Just look at the bridge that collapsed a few weeks ago at FIU. Typical Miami incompetence.

Jump to post
by buzzard302
Thu Mar 29, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing hit by WannaCry virus, could impact production
Replies: 52
Views: 8249

Re: Boeing hit by WannaCry virus, could impact production

Statement directly from Boeing Statement: A number of articles on a malware disruption are overstated and inaccurate. Our cybersecurity operations center detected a limited intrusion of malware that affected a small number of systems. Remediations were applied and this is not a production or delive...

Jump to post
by buzzard302
Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:09 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft
Replies: 418
Views: 76065

Re: MH370: Malaysia set to announce resumption of search as early as this week

I honestly don't get why more aren't simply offering help in the search for the sake of further developing seafloor mapping technology. Cost. It is ultra expensive to run a research vessel and specialized equipment, especially as far out as the search area is. Not many people want to do it for free.

Jump to post
by buzzard302
Mon Mar 19, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft
Replies: 418
Views: 76065

Re: MH370: Malaysia set to announce resumption of search as early as this week

The baffling thing is that if it were done on purpose, no reasoning was left behind to explain the motivation. If it was political, suicide, hijack, etc. Usually the perpetrator would make some statement to show their motivation. Why make a plane disappear so that no one knows why?

Jump to post
by buzzard302
Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Dog Dies in Overhead Bin on United Airlines Flight
Replies: 491
Views: 33473

Re: Dog killed onboard United Airlines flight (in cabin)

It was a French bulldog. Those dogs have bad anxiety and respiratory problems. The dog was likely freaked out that it got stuck in a closed overhead bin. It panicked. These French bulldogs have an issue where their trachea collapses. I would bet the dog panicked and suffocated to death.

Jump to post
by buzzard302
Sat Feb 17, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Leahy: A380 could have had better engine technology
Replies: 154
Views: 18507

Re: Leahy: A380 could have had better engine technology

Typical technology and business timing. Airbus made a decision to move forward with the engines available at the time. Their engineers are smart, they could have speculated or investigated what future engines would be available. You think Airbus trusted some outside salesman to give them engine tech...

Jump to post
by buzzard302
Fri Jan 19, 2018 12:40 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Crazy landing today during high winds (110 km/h) at Düsseldorf Airport
Replies: 44
Views: 10864

Re: Crazy landing today during high winds (110 km/h) at Düsseldorf Airport

The video looks sped up to me. Look at the red flashing lights on the background Eurowings Airbus. They appear to be flashing faster than normal from my memory.

Jump to post
by buzzard302
Thu Dec 21, 2017 3:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Video of DL 744 low-pass over MSP
Replies: 46
Views: 10096

Re: Video of DL 744 low-pass over MSP

That's awesome, thanks for sharing that.

Jump to post
by buzzard302
Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Plane Crash in Northern Saskatchewan
Replies: 20
Views: 9531

Re: Plane Crash in Northern Saskatchewan

Absolutely incredible that everyone survived. Those pictures would lead you to believe otherwise. I hope a good investigation is completed and everyone learns from the outcome.

Jump to post
by buzzard302
Mon Oct 16, 2017 11:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370: Malaysia resumes search to find aircraft
Replies: 418
Views: 76065

Re: MH370: Malaysia set to announce resumption of search as early as this week

The most recent comments about satellite images and debris is hopeful. I think the wreckage will be located some day. But it will be next to impossible to find the black boxes in my opinion. Every puzzle has a solution.

Jump to post
by buzzard302
Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:04 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370 Search Officially Suspended
Replies: 59
Views: 13657

Re: MH370 Search Officially Suspended

So awesome to see some hope of further evidence. I really wish this one will be solved some day. The science and forensics behind this are certainly a first, and will lead to even better technology in the future.

Jump to post
by buzzard302
Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:08 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: MH370 Search Officially Suspended
Replies: 59
Views: 13657

Re: MH370 Search Officially Suspended

One of the biggest mysteries in aviation. It has fascinated me since the beginning, and I always hoped they would find it. Maybe in my lifetime, but not likely. Some thing we will just never know...

Jump to post
by buzzard302
Sat Mar 18, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBC: Will Circular Runways Ever Take Off?
Replies: 141
Views: 35213

Re: BBC: Will Circular Runways Ever Take Off?

Looks like an engineering "publicity stunt" to me. Perhaps to get his name out as an innovator. The slope of the runway adds additional dynamic to the control and stability of an aircraft. Just think of force vectors on an inclined plane. Is control going to be predictable in wet or icy co...

Jump to post
by buzzard302
Sat Mar 11, 2017 2:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westjet Near Water Impact in Sint Maarten
Replies: 122
Views: 42298

Re: Westjet Near Water Impact in Sint Maarten

Certainly looks very close. I don't think it's photoshopped. All the average observer may speculate is that the approach was upset and the pilots executed a go around. Photographer caught a brief glimpse in a moment, it looks like the plane had already began to ascend with high power. Can't conclude...

Jump to post
by buzzard302
Thu Feb 02, 2017 5:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Stolen & Missing 727 back in 2003
Replies: 50
Views: 9149

Re: Stolen & Missing 727 back in 2003

I remember reading about this story. Pretty fascinating. Obviously a lot of financial and political disagreement surrounding that plane.

I like the last line of the airspacemag article. "It is the largest aircraft ever to have disappeared without a trace"

Jump to post
by buzzard302
Sat Jan 07, 2017 1:08 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Reported shooting at FLL
Replies: 198
Views: 19293

Re: Reported shooting at FLL

We live in a world with so many screwed up people these days. Who knows what the solution is. I was spotting at PBI this afternoon and it seemed like high traffic. I suspect a lot of inbound flights were diverted to PBI. I saw JetBlue N615JB FDNY plane land at PBI this afternoon, and I think it was ...

Jump to post
by buzzard302
Fri Dec 23, 2016 3:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 727 Aerosucre is down
Replies: 155
Views: 240662

Re: 727 Aerosucre is down

Tough one to watch. I'll bet on being overloaded. Bad decisions on multiple levels. I hope the survivor can shed some insight to what happened. RIP to the crew.

Jump to post
by buzzard302
Tue Nov 08, 2016 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Westchester County Airport and the $69 DY one way fares for 2017
Replies: 25
Views: 3603

Re: Westchester County Airport and the $69 DY one way fares for 2017

HPN is runway limited and Aircraft weight and noise restricted. The largest gauge Aircraft allowed are 717's and E190's. That's why WN pulled out of HPN after they bought FL. Once the 717's exited the fleet, HPN service was no longer possible. So no, B737 service will also not be allowed from HPN. ...

Jump to post
by buzzard302
Thu Nov 03, 2016 11:36 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BBC: MH370 "flaps were in "cruise" position when it hit..."
Replies: 58
Views: 11161

Re: BBC: MH370 "flaps were in "cruise" position when it hit..."

The article may suggest as to what position the flaps were in during impact. However that in itself does not provide any conclusion as to whether a pilot was in command, or if it were a "zombie" plane that ran out of fuel at the end. Either end scenario is still possible, regardless of the...

Jump to post
by buzzard302
Wed Nov 02, 2016 3:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Chaotic Evacuations may Lead to Recertification
Replies: 176
Views: 17036

Re: Chaotic Evacuations may Lead to Recertification

The demographic of people on a flight will affect evacuation time. I was recently on a flight from FL to NY and there was barely anyone under the age of 60 on that flight. If there were a real emergency, it would have taken far greater time to evacuate that plane. It was a big challenge to get the p...

Jump to post
by buzzard302
Sat Oct 29, 2016 11:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FedEx MD-10 on fire at FLL
Replies: 117
Views: 30622

Re: FedEx MD-10 on fire at FLL

I live 45 minutes away and the only thing I can comment is that there have been very high wind gusts here in south Florida for the past couple of days. I wonder if the plane experienced an unexpected gust or shear during touchdown. A shame that this happened, we'll only know the real answer after th...

Jump to post
by buzzard302
Sun Oct 23, 2016 10:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Captain Stood Down After Refusing to Take Alcohol and Drug Test
Replies: 38
Views: 12135

Re: Emirates Captain Stood Down After Refusing to Take Alcohol and Drug Test

Yikes, I think I worded my thought very poorly. I would never advocate that a daily breathalyzer test would be required in order to prove innocence on a daily basis. I guess my idea of "checking in" would not be feasible. My thought on the check in was just a friendly hello at the beginnin...

Jump to post
by buzzard302
Sun Oct 23, 2016 4:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates Captain Stood Down After Refusing to Take Alcohol and Drug Test
Replies: 38
Views: 12135

Re: Emirates Captain Stood Down After Refusing to Take Alcohol and Drug Test

Good thing they were able to stop the pilot if he were in fact intoxicated. Perhaps a "check in" procedure for pilots would be helpful when they arrive to the airport. If there were a potential issue, it could be handled out of sight of the flying public. Refusal to take a test is basicall...

Jump to post
by buzzard302
Tue Sep 13, 2016 5:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: More MH370 Debris Found, This Time In Madagascar
Replies: 113
Views: 37213

Re: More MH370 Debris Found, This Time In Madagascar

More recently in my area, a cargo ship called El Faro sunk in a very bad storm. Despite knowing the location that the ship went missing, it still took many weeks to locate the wreckage at the bottom of the ocean. In the case of MH370, the wreckage may not be large pieces, it is in a very deep locati...

Jump to post
by buzzard302
Thu Sep 01, 2016 1:23 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight MH370 was flown into water, says expert...
Replies: 428
Views: 68324

Re: Flight MH370 was flown into water, says expert...

Thank you for the kind words, 777Jet. Of course I realised that some in the aviation community might find AF447 being shot down as well a stretch, but as I always told my intelligence students: tell it like it is, and always give your true opinion. You may get flak in return, but it will be less da...

Jump to post
by buzzard302
Sun Aug 28, 2016 12:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight MH370 was flown into water, says expert...
Replies: 428
Views: 68324

Re: Flight MH370 was flown into water, says expert...

Spyhunter, do you really believe you could get every accident investigation board to participate in such a large scale investigation and not take a critical eye to the evidence? The fabrications and cover ups that you suggest are so impossible, you could never physically alter (clean up, modify debr...

Jump to post
by buzzard302
Thu Aug 25, 2016 5:03 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight MH370 was flown into water, says expert...
Replies: 428
Views: 68324

Re: Flight MH370 was flown into water, says expert...

Don't believe everything you read in the papers, InsideMan! None of those journalists was professional enough to speak to me and their coverage, inevitably, was one-sided. Substantial fresh evidence has emerged,some of it supplied, by MI5, and the convictions have been referred to the Criminal Case...

Jump to post
by buzzard302
Tue Aug 23, 2016 10:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight MH370 was flown into water, says expert...
Replies: 428
Views: 68324

Re: Flight MH370 was flown into water, says expert...

The Imperial system is superior to metric - it's the system which took NASA to the Moon and back Waow, now I am really disapointed. You want us to believe that AF447 was shot down and the investigation report is just the result of conspiracy but you ignore the mother of all conspiracy theories!?!? ...

Jump to post
by buzzard302
Fri Aug 12, 2016 2:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight MH370 was flown into water, says expert...
Replies: 428
Views: 68324

Re: Flight MH370 was flown into water, says expert...

This forum needs a "Best Of" sub forum. The writings of Spyhunter, while quite entertaining, are either the product of very creative writing or borderline psychosis. I am convinced that the true mystery will be resolved with time. Eventually it will be science and engineering that will pre...

Jump to post
by buzzard302
Tue Aug 02, 2016 11:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Flight MH370 was flown into water, says expert...
Replies: 428
Views: 68324

Re: Flight MH370 was flown into water, says expert...

If the plane were to be purposefully re-directed with the intention of not being traced, the most logical person to achieve this would be the captain. With 15+ years on the 777, he had extensive knowledge of the plane itself, as well as the route. Any hijacking or catastrophic event would not have t...

Jump to post