I don’t often agree with Ezra Klein, but he did write an interesting Op-Ed today. (Paywall) https://www.nytimes.com/2023/01/15/opinion/mccarthy-republicans-coming-apart.html Paying into SS and Medicare is just a tax and a political promise—there’s no ownership of the money paid in and that’s the pro...Jump to post
G loads can easily be felt with little or no altitude deviations. And, the load experienced isn’t proportional to the altitude deviation. Look at an FDR trace in strong, gusty turbulence at low altitude, very little altitude excursions despite the Gs. The issue of altitude excursions in turbulence w...Jump to post
Can’t auto land on a CAT I ILS. Dispatch/MX Control has never sent you a message saying: “This airplane is due for an autoland functional test on this leg, record it in the logbook…” etc? I’ve actually performed more autolandings in clear, perfect weather than in low visibility conditions. Dispatch...Jump to post
Touch & Go is a landing, reconfigure and take off. It’s a flying maneuver. Low approach is a final approach that will not land, only go. Missed approach is go from an approach was planned to land, but weather, ATC required the flight to abandon the approach, fly either published procedure or fly...Jump to post
The Global Express enters to thread…
https://warriormaven.com/land/army-move ... llance-isr
The USAF E-11 fleet has upwards of 25,000 hours per frame now, been leading the fleet for years.
There were a few states still using COBOL or FORTRAN which created problems programming the COVID relief efforts. Not far from punchcards in many places.
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/04/06/new-jer ... ystem.html
flight152 wrote:TOGA is definitely not a term used on the 763.
These events don’t get eliminated by punishment, unless the crew involved has a record of deficiencies. Admin leave while DL Safety and union pro standards reviews the details (FDR, maybe CVR) and the NL investigation shows. Sim retraining and back on the line.Jump to post
Not unusual, just a low approach and go around.Jump to post
Training or post/maintenance flight. Training would be unusual. Some problems can’t be troubleshot or confirmed fixed on the ground.Jump to post
Why is this so difficult, yet every shavetail LT does right, at least, right after the first time they’re investigated for missing or forgotten classified. We had a classified package for every OCONUS trip, left with the CP on every overnight. Leave on the plane locked on the gun box—wrong! I had a...Jump to post
Why is this so difficult, yet every shavetail LT does right, at least, right after the first time they’re investigated for missing or forgotten classified. We had a classified package for every OCONUS trip, left with the CP on every overnight. Leave on the plane locked on the gun box—wrong! I had an...Jump to post
My guess is they got a microburst or severe shear. They were required to fly manually. Runway 22 is only a CAT I ILS. A CAT I approach usually can be flown by autopilot and making an auto landing depends the runway itself and company policy. Personally I would do it manually but I’m old school. The...Jump to post
I'm curious to know what the winds were at the time. Deciding to land an A330 on a 6500' runway is certainly not something one would do lightly, strong headwind or not. Especially when longer runways are available with relatively similar orientation. Again, I'm not sure what the wind was, but I fin...Jump to post
Here’s the FAA primer on NOTAMs, all five types of them. Some point out other NOTAMs, some are regulatory, others not.
https://www.faa.gov/sites/faa.gov/files ... r_2021.pdf
I used to flog these things, I have an idea what’s worth spending money to design, certify and cost out options like gravel kits. When you sell one over a couple hundred program, you learn not to do it again. Every buyer asked for showers in bizjets, until they saw the option price. Take ratecwas va...Jump to post
This is an Immelmann turn.
It’s a half loop with a roll to upright at the top. What e did is a climb, a 270 degree turn and descent that took minutes, maybe world’s largest, longest wingover. Are there FDR traces?
I feel really sad that everyone is setting up the poor captain as a fall guy for this. It is a fact that he was in political opposition to the Malaysian government. I am NOT saying that this played a role in the accident, just that he was a very convenient person to blame. After all accounts he was...Jump to post
NIKV69 wrote:Install GPS on all commercial aircraft. Done.
I’ve watched altimeters on cruise for thousands of hours—rarely more than 50’ on the worst CAT over mountain wave turbulence.Jump to post
rmoore7734 wrote:Here is a pic of one landing in the dirt
https://m.facebook.com/dassaultfalcon/p ... 074759215/
Thx for confirming it was largest biz jet with a gravel kit. I still think it was a shame that only one copy was made. When an OEM spends several million designing and certifying a SB like this kit and no one wants (well, one); it’s not a shame, it’s sound business to end it. Jets have few needs fo...Jump to post
Was there a gravel kit for the DA-50? If so, it was without question the largest bizjet for gravel runways. Why would they have it? I flew a DA-10, parked it outside in cold Canadian weather, nothing worked in the morning. Falcon Jet’s only questions, “why didn’t you put it in a heated hangar and no...Jump to post
The aft stairs down to prevent tipping was, IIRC, only an issue on the -200s. It was on the MMEL as not required to be hydraulicLy inoperative with restrictions.
I, too, doubt the crew were aware of the strike. I’ve investigated or briefed on several strikes—the crew didn’t know. Knew it was close, perhaps. A C-5, doing a touch-go in strong crosswinds left a furrow almost 500’ long once-crew was told by the tower who saw a rooster tail of mud.Jump to post
JFK's RNAV Z into 13R, you're not lined up with the runway until you're at 520 feet. RNAV Z 13L, you're not lined up with the runway until you're at 456 feet. EWR's RNAV Y into runway 29, you're not lined up with the runway until you're at 834 feet. DCA's RNAV into 19 doesn't have you lined up with...Jump to post
Maybe alignment isn’t mentioned, but being that far off centerline, with the wingtip striking in the “piano keys” prior to numbers isn’t a stable approach. If you look at surface of the water, there’s not much wind, either.Jump to post
Thirty-five years ago, I was recovering from back surgery, reading Smithsonian’s new magazine “Air & Space”. Article predicting we’d all now be flying intercontinental using Mach 5+ near sub-orbital airliners. See why I’m cynical about these miraculous engineering breakthroughs? And by the way,...Jump to post
There was an Expressway Charted Visual way back when, always a test of B727 new FOs. There wasn’t for the 22 circle to 13. The is the Park Visual but it comes up the Hudson until just north of Central Park. There is also a RNAV 13 from the northeast with all the “bells and whistles” one could ask fo...Jump to post
Schumer center-right? That’s funny, I don’t care who you are. He’s center-right in the British Labour Party, maybe I know really. Schumer, Pelosi, Murray etc all want huge taxes and spending, no guns and no bail laws but they are "center right" LOL. Again they would have reflected on why ...Jump to post
Thirty-five years ago, I was recovering from back surgery, reading Smithsonian’s new magazine “Air & Space”. Article predicting we’d all now be flying intercontinental using Mach 5+ near sub-orbital airliners. See why I’m cynical about these miraculous engineering breakthroughs?Jump to post
The video looks like there was APS most no wings-level final—pretty high left wing down, rapid roll to arrest the the turn which caused strike. Never aligned with centerline with fair amount of crossing angle at wingtip strike. Yes, the Canarsie visual has a short-isn’t final, but easiily managed at...Jump to post
Schumer center-right? That’s funny, I don’t care who you are. He’s center-right in the British Labour Party, maybeJump to post
Besides the fact that landings on 13 are super rare; that 737 was in no way aligned with the runway at all. If this is real, a go around should have been obvious before it got to that point. Contrary to popular belief, not every approach is aligned with the runway centerline. For as rare as Runway ...Jump to post
Someone said if you elect clowns, don't be surprised if you end up in a circus. It’s EXACTLY the government that was voted for and, hence, what is deserved. McCarthy is totally enfeebled, won’t make good on any of his concessions to the Freedom as the other 415 will oppose it in various blocks-perh...Jump to post
As I have suggested before, I wonder if Prince Harry has some serious mental/psychological health issues. I think he's more or less admitted that he was traumatized by the loss of his mother at such a young age, and felt a lack of love from his father and the rest of the family, something common in...Jump to post
It could be worse, given that he's playing Andy to Willie's Charlie. I suppose there's plenty of time for him to grow into that role later in life. Harry’s major maladjustment is inherent seeks relevance and attention. That and a horrible harridan of a wife. If Diana was your mother. You probably w...Jump to post
Here’s a start at FAA standards,
https://www.faa.gov/airports/airport_sa ... _cert/faqs
Outside FAAland, EASA, CASA, TC, varies widely. I’ve seen animals on African airports used by AF, LH, KLM, so I wouldn’t count on much.
Alternate theory: Harry saw the writing on the wall and knew that with Wills having brought forth an heir and TWO spares, he would ultimately be spun off from the core group once his father ascended the throne. Scenario A) He and his wife may have been looking for a way get ahead of that with some ...Jump to post
Being a conservative soul, I have a lot more respect for 1200 years of history and tradition than some crank idea cooked up in the last hundred years. Tradition is merely answers to enduring questions that have proven durable. Democracy isn’t a perfect solution by any means, just witness the present...Jump to post
Your two Trump votes beg the differ... McCarthy, souless meekest man to ever lead a major party, sucked Trump ass harder than Sessions, Priebus, YE-Dumbass, the entire parade of leeches...and who has not learned a lesson from the consequences and cost of Trump Suckage? Following an innately weak ma...Jump to post