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by kalvado
Sun Jan 16, 2022 4:25 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: CNN reporting all flights from the United States to China have either been canceled or suspended
Replies: 52
Views: 10296

Re: CNN reporting all flights from the United States to China have either been canceled or suspended

The idiocy of a zero Covid policy knows no bounds. With such full hospitals and having to call around to find anything for my 80 year old mom with covid19 right now, it actually doesn't seem like that bad a policy. The USA now has over 150,000 with coronavirus in the hospital vs. a prior peak of 13...

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by kalvado
Sat Jan 15, 2022 8:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Delta security officer 'viciously assaulted,' repeatedly beaten with his own radio at JFK
Replies: 22
Views: 5307

Re: Delta security officer 'viciously assaulted,' repeatedly beaten with his own radio at JFK

There is no system for dealing with assault and mayhem in aviation. Congress or State legislatures passing laws is vaperware until courts, law enforcement people, and jails are defined, funded, and hired. Jurisdictions also need to be defined and established. I suspect that this is done if murder i...

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by kalvado
Sat Jan 15, 2022 8:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference
Replies: 530
Views: 70912

Re: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference

Now performance impacts on the B787. https://www.reuters.com/technology/faa-requires-new-precautions-some-boeing-787-landings-after-new-5g-launches-2022-01-14/ From faa.gov: Continued Airworthiness Notification to the International Community - Boeing 787 Altimeter and 5G CAN-2022-01.pdf This messag...

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by kalvado
Sat Jan 15, 2022 8:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference
Replies: 530
Views: 70912

Re: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference

Revelation wrote:
kalvado wrote:
That "fault tolerance" must be an alien concept for some design organizations...

Don't set the bar too high, the current staff just got schooled on electrical grounding and is now working through shimming.

Tripping hazards should be avoided throughout the facility

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by kalvado
Sat Jan 15, 2022 6:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference
Replies: 530
Views: 70912

Re: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference

Now performance impacts on the B787. https://www.reuters.com/technology/faa-requires-new-precautions-some-boeing-787-landings-after-new-5g-launches-2022-01-14/ From faa.gov: Continued Airworthiness Notification to the International Community - Boeing 787 Altimeter and 5G CAN-2022-01.pdf This messag...

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by kalvado
Sun Jan 09, 2022 10:10 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: DC-10 tail mounted engine angle
Replies: 9
Views: 2693

Re: DC-10 tail mounted engine angle

From the backside of the envelope estimate, it makes sense for the engine to be tilted and have some vertical component to the thrust. This pays back as lift requirement is reduced, and so is drag. It's a relatively small effect - less than 5% - so working at low angles only, 2-3 degrees seem to be ...

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by kalvado
Sun Jan 09, 2022 7:01 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates serious incident on takeoff on EK231 DXB-IAD on 20 December 2021
Replies: 284
Views: 74341

Re: Emirates serious incident on takeoff on EK231 DXB-IAD on 20 December 2021

One would hope that on the next iteration of airplanes that they might design in some features to make this harder to do even if no was meant to, as it did happen. Engineeringing today is a race between s engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof designs, and the Universe trying to ...

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by kalvado
Sun Jan 09, 2022 6:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hours on Type/Total Flying Hours Question
Replies: 32
Views: 2252

Re: Hours on Type/Total Flying Hours Question

A bit different aspect of it, I assume what original question implied: How important is the experience on the type vs general experience? How transferrable skills are? E.g. how much 10k+ hours on 737 matter for the upgrade to, say, A350 captain - aircraft being pretty dissimilar to 737. Does overal...

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by kalvado
Sun Jan 09, 2022 6:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates serious incident on takeoff on EK231 DXB-IAD on 20 December 2021
Replies: 284
Views: 74341

Re: Emirates serious incident on takeoff on EK231 DXB-IAD on 20 December 2021

At what point do you have to design an airplane to account for someone who doesn’t show basic flying skills? Despite the positive changes you describe at Boeing, it seems they need to embrace the idea that this point is really, really low and not likely to improve. Airlines are already having probl...

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by kalvado
Sun Jan 09, 2022 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A350 tail strike at Heathrow on Jan. 2
Replies: 76
Views: 22841

Re: BA A350 tail strike at Heathrow on Jan. 2

BA, not EK, so no, they will try and learn something from this. Then how will they be reprimanded? Demotions? Pay cut? Suspension? They will be put on nothing but British food for a week. Black pudding, jellied eels, spotted dick, mince pies, mushy peas. Any attempt to eat food from any of the Colo...

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by kalvado
Sun Jan 09, 2022 5:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: AC 737 MAX Weight Imbalance Incidents
Replies: 14
Views: 4626

Re: AC - two load imbalance incidents in short span

I don’t have the facts before me it is possible in both cases the aircraft was within the normal CG band. What would have been out was the stabiliser setting for takeoff with the resulting unusual control feel. AH quote 5.8% for LAX flight. I cannot find data for MAX, but looks like this is a bit o...

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by kalvado
Sun Jan 09, 2022 2:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hours on Type/Total Flying Hours Question
Replies: 32
Views: 2252

Re: Hours on Type/Total Flying Hours Question

A bit different aspect of it, I assume what original question implied: How important is the experience on the type vs general experience? How transferrable skills are? E.g. how much 10k+ hours on 737 matter for the upgrade to, say, A350 captain - aircraft being pretty dissimilar to 737. Does overall...

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by kalvado
Sun Jan 09, 2022 1:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates serious incident on takeoff on EK231 DXB-IAD on 20 December 2021
Replies: 284
Views: 74341

Re: Emirates serious incident on takeoff on EK231 DXB-IAD on 20 December 2021

One would hope that on the next iteration of airplanes that they might design in some features to make this harder to do even if no was meant to, as it did happen. Engineeringing today is a race between s engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof designs, and the Universe trying to ...

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by kalvado
Sat Jan 08, 2022 1:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: QF 64 JNBSYD ETOPS
Replies: 12
Views: 3254

Re: QF 64 JNBSYD ETOPS

Thanks 'RyanairGuru'; that is then EDTO330 = 5 hours 30 mins on one engine over the Southern Ocean? WOW! Midway on the route, what would be the alternate airports, do you know? The single-engine case isn't typically the most critical thing for EDTO. The remaining engine will keep running until it r...

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by kalvado
Thu Jan 06, 2022 8:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Overconfidence In Aviation Technology
Replies: 27
Views: 2138

Re: Overconfidence In Aviation Technology

I suspect question is not about if automation belongs in cockpit (anyone wants to hand pilot transpacific flight all the way through?), but where two aspects should meet. My impression is that every piece of equipment - not only aviation, but in general - is designed for existing level of user exper...

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by kalvado
Wed Jan 05, 2022 10:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference
Replies: 530
Views: 70912

Re: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference

One of the questions I've been pondering is can GPS replace what radio altimeters have been doing? From my brief research, they probably could, but only barely. https://www.gps.gov/systems/gps/performance/accuracy/ or example, the government commits to broadcasting the GPS signal in space with a da...

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by kalvado
Tue Jan 04, 2022 9:10 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference
Replies: 530
Views: 70912

Re: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference

It's really not about the processor, right? It's more about strong adjacent signals causing aliases in band or desensitizing the receiver. A lot of this depends on the details of the RADALT's design, but without knowing the specifics, most of the problems are more in the analog domain rather than t...

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by kalvado
Tue Jan 04, 2022 8:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference
Replies: 530
Views: 70912

Re: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference

I suspect newer long haul frames have newer avionics packages. Well, if 486 processor in ALA-52B for 777 qualifies as "newer" It's really not about the processor, right? It's more about strong adjacent signals causing aliases in band or desensitizing the receiver. A lot of this depends on...

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by kalvado
Tue Jan 04, 2022 8:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference
Replies: 530
Views: 70912

Re: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference

two things I see here: 1. How can the FCC justify profits of a few over the potential safety of many? Who do they work for? Certainly not the average American who flies once in a while. Just because there might be more end users than fliers, doesn't tip the balance in their favor. 2. what about pri...

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by kalvado
Tue Jan 04, 2022 5:57 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference
Replies: 530
Views: 70912

Re: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference

I get your point that the FAA is glacial. Every governmental agency should be deliberate, not reactive. In this case I see the FCC too reactive and the FAA too deliberate. But, that benefits the flying public if the airlines don't have to upgrade every two years. I am very dissapointed with the fee...

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by kalvado
Tue Jan 04, 2022 5:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates serious incident on takeoff on EK231 DXB-IAD on 20 December 2021
Replies: 284
Views: 74341

Re: Emirates serious incident on takeoff on EK231 DXB-IAD on 20 December 2021

The whole idea of apportioning a risk rating to individual airlines is a bit silly in 2022. If you think of the last 10 years. What fatal incidents have there been on carriers in which the majority of posters on this forum would class as relatively "safe"? 2013 Asiana 214 2014 Transasia 2...

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by kalvado
Tue Jan 04, 2022 5:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference
Replies: 530
Views: 70912

Re: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference

two things I see here: 1. How can the FCC justify profits of a few over the potential safety of many? Who do they work for? Certainly not the average American who flies once in a while. Just because there might be more end users than fliers, doesn't tip the balance in their favor. 2. what about pri...

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by kalvado
Tue Jan 04, 2022 1:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A350 tail strike at Heathrow on Jan. 2
Replies: 76
Views: 22841

Re: BA A350 tail strike at Heathrow on Jan. 2

I can't help wondering what kind of reception this Swiss crew got when they got home! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4c0eaofrdTo Not sure if that’s the one, but a Swiss RJ got moved across by barge to some waste land adjacent to LCY after a particular heavy landing. AOG teams set themselves up for...

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by kalvado
Tue Jan 04, 2022 1:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A350 tail strike at Heathrow on Jan. 2
Replies: 76
Views: 22841

Re: BA A350 tail strike at Heathrow on Jan. 2

BA38 captain is said to leave the company under peer pressure, although eventually returned (I wonder if that was under PR pressure). Don't believe everything you read in the UK media. Captain Burkhill took voluntary redundancy thinking (wrongly) that he would walk in to a job with another major ca...

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by kalvado
Tue Jan 04, 2022 11:40 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA A350 tail strike at Heathrow on Jan. 2
Replies: 76
Views: 22841

Re: BA A350 tail strike at Heathrow on Jan. 2

BA, not EK, so no, they will try and learn something from this. Then how will they be reprimanded? Demotions? Pay cut? Suspension? From my understanding of the UK CAA and the culture within BA, thats not how things are done. I have been lucky enough to attend their training centre for a non-flight ...

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by kalvado
Mon Jan 03, 2022 9:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference
Replies: 530
Views: 70912

Re: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference

This is a great point to make that is pertinant in many discussions outside of aviation and radio interference as well. Vested financial interest overriding human, social and environmental impacts in the name of "progress".All from the same political and PR playbook of attack, deny and di...

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by kalvado
Mon Jan 03, 2022 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference
Replies: 530
Views: 70912

Re: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference

I am curious to know has the FAA/NASA/millitary has actually run a physical test with a full power 5G tower near an approach to the airport and confirmed or is this based off computer simulations? Also wasnt there a similar issue with original cell phones causing/concerned it would cause interferen...

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by kalvado
Mon Jan 03, 2022 2:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference
Replies: 530
Views: 70912

Re: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference

So does the NTSB have anything to say and or contribute to this issue even say in testing, or do they have to wait until there is an incident before they deploy their assets? Yes I know the FAA will not readily get them involved if there are no incidents as their mandates are not as single focus, w...

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by kalvado
Mon Jan 03, 2022 1:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference
Replies: 530
Views: 70912

Re: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference

Remember what happened when the bean counters won last aviation related technical issue? A couple of 737 max airplanes crashed. But is the American way, money over safety, money over sanity, money over all. American way is a your way or my way, nothing in between. FAA had to start things moving lon...

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by kalvado
Mon Jan 03, 2022 3:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference
Replies: 530
Views: 70912

Re: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference

If new RADALT instruments had to be designed, tested and certified for the entire fleet of planes; it’d be a decade in the making. Unless, it’s a as simple as a software coding update, but I doubt it is. For the nation purportedly building best ever sensor loaded F-35 and working on a 6th gen fight...

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by kalvado
Mon Jan 03, 2022 3:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference
Replies: 530
Views: 70912

Re: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference

If new RADALT instruments had to be designed, tested and certified for the entire fleet of planes; it’d be a decade in the making. Unless, it’s a as simple as a software coding update, but I doubt it is. For the nation purportedly building best ever sensor loaded F-35 and working on a 6th gen fight...

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by kalvado
Sun Jan 02, 2022 4:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates serious incident on takeoff on EK231 DXB-IAD on 20 December 2021
Replies: 284
Views: 74341

Re: Emirates serious incident on takeoff on EK231 DXB-IAD on 20 December 2021

It’s simple as this…. FLY the PLANE. Are people forgetting how to fly or never taught in the first place….that is the question of the day. It's not so much pilots forgetting to fly. It's pilots not being allowed to. First off in EK long haul they only get a few sectors per month as PF. And then you...

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by kalvado
Fri Dec 31, 2021 11:50 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Altimeters, static pressure, and lift
Replies: 48
Views: 2889

Re: Altimeters, static pressure, and lift

If you have to explain lift, you must start with Bernoulli. Really ?, better tell NASA https://www.grc.nasa.gov/www/k-12/airplane/wrong1.html The wrong part in that explanation - which is called " equal transit theory ", if you noticed - is In order to meet up at the trailing edge, the mo...

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by kalvado
Fri Dec 31, 2021 11:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Altimeters, static pressure, and lift
Replies: 48
Views: 2889

Re: Altimeters, static pressure, and lift

since volume is not constant, your interpretation is incorrect. Natural water bodies are normally considered incompressible. Same with downdraft - looks like you're coming from some distorted interpretation of Zhukovsky-Kutta theorem, where pressures are not involved.... Not at all, any explanation...

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by kalvado
Fri Dec 31, 2021 11:07 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Altimeters, static pressure, and lift
Replies: 48
Views: 2889

Re: Altimeters, static pressure, and lift

The common approximation used to explain this is the Bernoulli’ equation, where the total pressure, i.e. the sum of dynamic, static, and hydrostatic pressure is a constant. This is only an approximation, to fully understand what happens inside a fluid we need to also consider the principles of cont...

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by kalvado
Fri Dec 31, 2021 10:51 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Altimeters, static pressure, and lift
Replies: 48
Views: 2889

Re: Altimeters, static pressure, and lift

Anybody who thinks there are no pressure differentials on boat rudders needs to go sail a Laser dinghy. Get on a broad reach in 20 knots of breeze, let the boat heel over 30 degrees, and then pull the tiller to try and maintain course. Spoiler alert: you'll hear a "khkhkh" sound as the up...

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by kalvado
Fri Dec 31, 2021 5:08 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Altimeters, static pressure, and lift
Replies: 48
Views: 2889

Re: Altimeters, static pressure, and lift

Anybody who thinks there are no pressure differentials on boat rudders needs to go sail a Laser dinghy. Get on a broad reach in 20 knots of breeze, let the boat heel over 30 degrees, and then pull the tiller to try and maintain course. Spoiler alert: you'll hear a "khkhkh" sound as the up...

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by kalvado
Fri Dec 31, 2021 12:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Altimeters, static pressure, and lift
Replies: 48
Views: 2889

Re: Altimeters, static pressure, and lift

It is not an isothermal process.. It doesn't matter! You argued earlier, that there is no difference in (static) pressure between the sides of a rudder of a boat. And that is not true. While you won't see cavitation on the rudder, there is cavitation on propellers and even on non-moving parts in e....

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by kalvado
Thu Dec 30, 2021 9:54 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: B6 cutting 1,280 flights through mid-January
Replies: 32
Views: 7082

Re: B6 cutting 1,280 flights through mid-January

COVID is not a NY problem, it is not inclusive to NY. It is an Atlanta problem, a Chicago problem, A Florida problem, a world wide problem. Try again. Yesterday, NY/NJ reported over 90k cases, Georgia reported 19k, Illinois reported 21k and Florida reported 47K. And JetBlue's main operating centers...

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by kalvado
Thu Dec 30, 2021 7:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference
Replies: 530
Views: 70912

Re: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference

There is no issue for someone using the 5G cellphones inside the airplane. The issue is the airplane flying over 5G towers. Some airports have cellphone towers very close to runways final approach paths. This could be an issue to some radar altimeters if the tower is transmitting the 5G C-Band and ...

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by kalvado
Wed Dec 29, 2021 9:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Altimeters, static pressure, and lift
Replies: 48
Views: 2889

Re: Altimeters, static pressure, and lift

dennypayne wrote: I think what is being missed in this discussion is that the pressure differential is not ultimately what causes lift - I would say it is a part of the mechanism by which an airfoil causes an air mass to be pushed downwards. And it is Newton's third law of motion which thereby expl...

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by kalvado
Wed Dec 29, 2021 9:33 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates serious incident on takeoff on EK231 DXB-IAD on 20 December 2021
Replies: 284
Views: 74341

Re: Emirates serious incident on takeoff on EK231 DXB-IAD on 20 December 2021

zeke wrote:
kalvado wrote:
But they accelerated past tire speed limit, and likely past any possible Vr for any weight


Indicated speed is not what you see on FR24 data

Would you assume 40 knots tailwind for takeoff? I doubt that could be the case.

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by kalvado
Wed Dec 29, 2021 9:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates serious incident on takeoff on EK231 DXB-IAD on 20 December 2021
Replies: 284
Views: 74341

Re: Emirates serious incident on takeoff on EK231 DXB-IAD on 20 December 2021

If they set up for a lighter aircraft, my uneducated guess would be they would get early callouts and have to be on alert, possibly estimating Vr on the fly. However, they were almost driving through the houses at the end of the roll with pretty high speed. It could happen if they were programmed m...

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by kalvado
Wed Dec 29, 2021 8:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Altimeters, static pressure, and lift
Replies: 48
Views: 2889

Re: Altimeters, static pressure, and lift

I think what is being missed in this discussion is that the pressure differential is not ultimately what causes lift - I would say it is a part of the mechanism by which an airfoil causes an air mass to be pushed downwards. And it is Newton's third law of motion which thereby explains the phenomeno...

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by kalvado
Wed Dec 29, 2021 3:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates serious incident on takeoff on EK231 DXB-IAD on 20 December 2021
Replies: 284
Views: 74341

Re: Emirates serious incident on takeoff on EK231 DXB-IAD on 20 December 2021

Is it possible that, besides human factors, some obscure automation factor prevented them from rotating? It could be possible the takeoff speeds were wrong, eg setup for a lighter aircraft and as a result didn’t have the automated V speeds callouts for the correct runway/weight/altitude/temperature...

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by kalvado
Wed Dec 29, 2021 11:56 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference
Replies: 530
Views: 70912

Re: FAA to prohibit many flight operations due to risk of ‘5G’ wireless interference

Is the 5G they’re rolling out in the US different to what’s been operating in many other locations globally with no noise been made about any issues? I believe here in Australia 5G is already quite widespread. Hya. Thanks for pointing it out. Same here: in the UK, we do not seem to have neither the...

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by kalvado
Wed Dec 29, 2021 1:27 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates serious incident on takeoff on EK231 DXB-IAD on 20 December 2021
Replies: 284
Views: 74341

Re: Emirates serious incident on takeoff on EK231 DXB-IAD on 20 December 2021

The recorders are available, esp the QAR for EK’s FDM program. Downloading the CVR is up to the regulator and EK. Flight control software isn’t “buggy”; thoroughly tested. Lately, I came across a pilot saying that at their company flight data (not legal black box, but same data via routine logging)...

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by kalvado
Wed Dec 29, 2021 12:14 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates serious incident on takeoff on EK231 DXB-IAD on 20 December 2021
Replies: 284
Views: 74341

Re: Emirates serious incident on takeoff on EK231 DXB-IAD on 20 December 2021

GalaxyFlyer wrote:
No, unless they engaged the autopilot on the take-off roll, if that can be done might. Pull back, the houses get smaller.

That's what I would think. but lately software seems to be more buggy....
There will be no CVR transcript, but there is probably some telemetry anyway. Did they pull at all?

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by kalvado
Tue Dec 28, 2021 10:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates serious incident on takeoff on EK231 DXB-IAD on 20 December 2021
Replies: 284
Views: 74341

Re: Emirates serious incident on takeoff on EK231 DXB-IAD on 20 December 2021

Is it possible that, besides human factors, some obscure automation factor prevented them from rotating?

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by kalvado
Tue Dec 28, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA flight windscreen shattered after a lump of ice smashed into it at 35,000ft
Replies: 36
Views: 9274

Re: BA flight windscreen shattered after a lump of ice smashed into it at 35,000ft

Thinking of TWA 800, could a large chunk of ice, say the size of a car engine falling from another aircraft hit an aircraft in such a way, that it could rupture a wing fuel tank? Highly unlikely, but is there any possibility? Probably around the same chance that a comet hit it. You must mean someth...

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