Your grave error is to assume that the US allegation of controlled and concerted misdirection by the Chinese administration is true. To loop this back to aviation, how would you explain Chinese internal control of movements in November and December while allowing international flights to continue i...Jump to post
I'm not sure what difference that makes to my point - people often oppose progress. I would wager the majority of people on this thread have no aviation related qualifications or experience, and it shows in the points being raised. Virtually none of them are approaching this as safety critical risk...Jump to post
As a passenger, I am all for it. Why would any sane passenger be for this? Do you like the idea of degraded safety margins in the name of higher corporate profit margins? I honestly do not see it as a degraded safety margin. While the pilot unions might want to sell you that line, it just isn’t the...Jump to post
TC957 wrote:Soon no more LH Cargo tri-jets. Maybe a top-up 777F order from LH - or possible A350F launch customer ?
https://www.aerotelegraph.com/lufthansa ... 1-verkauft
The FAA fined ORD $1.6 million for that little off-roading incident. The pilots were returned to work without any action. I’m going to bite my tongue on the culture of Envoy but I will say this. When for force first officers to be captains against their will, and then the teach them to be captains ...Jump to post
I call bull manure on this one. "Potential" lack of airmanship? It either is or it isn't safe. If there is a crash soon, how will the FAA look? The FAA doesn't care about how it "looks" per se . It seems to be caring about a slippage in standards over time. In this case, the FAA...Jump to post
Excellent. They can organize a challenge match with Miami Luton would win hands down. One thing I've noticed about fights in general is that there is a lot of hugging, scratching, grab assing, and the like. However, I've noticed the Brits tend to throw more heavy-weight punches than you see in the ...Jump to post
Words... You, sir, can take your well-reasoned, cogent argument someplace else. Like to one of those uppity threads where people think and what not. This is a thread about the USAF ordering 748 freighters even though there’s no shortage of airlift, the 747 is going (gone?) out of production, and it...Jump to post
Helicopters are very uneconomic for the patrol mission and going with the small option, does not mean you spent less, it just means you can buy and operate more planes for the same amount of money and when I look at Europe´s MPA fleet, I think numbers have quite a charm. I can't think of a time whe...Jump to post
Hey guys, I have a question to ask you. Do tankers have unlimited range during air refueling missions or do they lose range during air refueling missions due to the offload of fuel? Yep! At least on the KC-10, we literally make gas as we offload it, via a secret process, so our only limiter is the ...Jump to post
And who has those assets in NATO? Ask the COE-CSW at Kiel. There is a reason that COE is in Kiel, and its not the weather and views. ETA: Much of the DOTMLPF work is being done in Belgium, Kiel and Norfolk. I bet none of the answers will be "A 1950s turboprop with four observers with Steiner b...Jump to post
Low - but it could have helped and making the stick more visible like in the C17 would not be a bad idea either to give you visual clues to what the other pilot is doing. That is not the cockpit design philosophy of cockpit dark, eyes forward. For example, Airbus training at most operators with who...Jump to post
Cross linking the joystick is a pretty low contributor in my estimation. At the end of the day, it’s ALWAYS possible to push the red button until you hear PRIORITY LEFT (RIGHT). In the A320 dual inputs are summed, so joining with full down would have given a DUAL INPUT. Honestly, more than poor airm...Jump to post
The final report from the French BEA cited poor airmanship as the primary cause of the accident as you stated. Not sure how this lawsuit can find Airbus culpable. For starters, if there had been previous cases of full ADC loss or conflicting ADC Data presentation, and no corresponding procedures or...Jump to post
Regarding the 1900, many of the extra airfoils weren’t for stability per se (as the King Air series is quite aerodynamically stable) but to avoid the requirement for a stick pusher/stick shaker/stall avoidance system other than the existing King Air series leading edge indicator. Essentially, the 19...Jump to post
If you’re suing Airbus and AF, why aren’t they suing the regulators for allowing this flight? Let’s put names of people in the suit—the actual approval authority names of the training, of the AFM which provided procedural guidance, the instructors that may have failed to properly cover every possib...Jump to post
Still something will have to patrol harbour approaches and shipping lanes. That is where the targets for enemy submarines are and were you do not want anybody to leaves a load of mines behind. That’s a poor mission for manned fixed wing aircraft. ASW is a combined arms evolution, and close/harbor/c...Jump to post
China has as much right as anyone else - as you very well know. China isn't the first country to have this happen, even deliberately, but hey lets all hate China because apparently thats the thing we *must* be doing these days. Pathetic. Look on the bright side, Moo. In America, you've got the free...Jump to post
Technically China can do what ever it wants until someone pushes back. It's not just this episode. -The man made Island. -The hundreds of fishing vessels off the Philippine coast. All these little things add up to bad PR. Something that a coordinated Twitter offensive may or may not drown out. bt D...Jump to post
I’ve yet to meet a 1900 pilot who didn’t love it. They love the flying. But as mentioned above they typically don't love the pay and conditions. I mean, I loved pooting around in a 172. Having to pay for it? Not as much. Plus there's no coffee maker. Or lavatory. Or crew rest. ;) “Twice the pilot, ...Jump to post
I’ve yet to meet a 1900 pilot who didn’t love it.Jump to post
Just as point of argument, but why is the presence of any USN assets just assumed?
At what point does the US become an enabler to Euro defense capability rather than the prime capacity when Frau Merkel’s facility with the Russian language fails?
Which is the more insane idea...the fleet of MOG eating 747-8is bringing in an OPLAN worth of stuff packed in lunchboxes or everyone flying in from CONUS on air refueled C-17 sized tilt rotors with Flight of the Valkyries playing on every VHF frequency and their armor and fuel trucks slung loaded?Jump to post
So what's to prevent this from happening again the next time they launch another LM5B rocket? Or is this the new normal going forward? The well known Chinese desire to be a responsible shareholder in the Global Commons. I’d rather have this than American depleted uranium all over the middle east......Jump to post
[photoid][/photoid] So what's to prevent this from happening again the next time they launch another LM5B rocket? Or is this the new normal going forward? The well known Chinese desire to be a responsible shareholder in the Global Commons. I’d rather have this than American depleted uranium all over...Jump to post
I would be fine with Do228. What ASW capability or overland ISR capability would a Do228 provide? What would be the deployment timeframes to any NATO nation outside the Baltic? Hopefully none. All it needs to do is SAR near the German coast and humanitarian missions in the Med. Why? I mean, that wo...Jump to post
tys777 wrote:Two pilots have been fired and Boutique is pulling out of IWD
https://kbjr6.com/2021/05/10/boutique-a ... o-airport/
889091 wrote:So what's to prevent this from happening again the next time they launch another LM5B rocket? Or is this the new normal going forward?
the Russian head of state speaks german, the german head of state russian, they know each other for more then a decade. if something goes wrong, Merkel picks up the telephone to have another long difficult conversation with Putin again. Fixed. The German politics are focussed on Germany and Europe....Jump to post
I guess I just don't get how PESCO/NATO can't look at some pretty awesome capability in RIVET JOINT/AIRSEEKER, JSTARS, COMBAT SENT and COMPASS CALL as the kind of supra-national capability that really doesn't have an non-US analog (outside of the RAF's AIRSEEKER.) Because PESCO was created to offse...Jump to post
The question for future conflict is what kind of air lift, and how much is needed, to bring the armor to the field. For situation like Mogadishu, you should only need medium armor, and not necessarily a lot of it. For opponents where mass heavy armor is needed, then you better have your strategic p...Jump to post
The German parliament are different party coalitions with different priorities and majority's. they aren't driven by a need to spend a huge cold war budget to keep up millions of jobs and local companies without big enemies. This isn't 1997 anymore. The Russian government is aggressive, and the Ger...Jump to post
The silver lining would be once they start operating the P-8A, they will be in a great position to bench mark for the MAWS. Nothing like hands on experience to get a feel of what can be done better. bt The 320 MMA is a serious decade plus behind where it needs to be in the market, and would have to...Jump to post
seahawk wrote:I would be fine with Do228.
But there is cheap, and there is value for the price. And the risk of going cheap this time is the potential of falling in to a money pit while still not filling that capability gap. bt That sums up a number of Euro defense procurement programs advocated by European defense civilian mandarins with ...Jump to post
If you want to implicate the Wuhan Institute, then you need positive proof, not just the fact that there's an institute for virology in the city where the outbreak was first recognized. That's just begging the question. Or, shaving with Occams Razor. When there was an outbreak of mailed anthrax wit...Jump to post
Francoflier wrote:How do you weaponise a virus without it eventually infecting your own population?
One of the defining feature of a weapon is that you can aim it.
What’s the point of vertical lifting an MRAP? Mounted vertical maneuver has been the plan for more than a decade. Heavy armour is designed to attack the enemy head on against other heavy armour. MVM concept is about inserting lighter vehicles deep behind enemy lines where there is no need for heavy...Jump to post
Aeromedical Evac is not a CRAF mission. That said CRAF != USTRANSCOM contracted support. There are CRAF carriers operating day to day with no USG contracted missions in their day job and Vice versa; non CRAF carriers flying for the DOD. The US government contracts all sorts of AE missions out curren...Jump to post
Maybe the Chinese can conduct another ASAT test on it. Perhaps they can render another 25% of LEO dangerous to flight.Jump to post