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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jan 02, 2022 4:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video
Replies: 195
Views: 44085

Re: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video

In this situation it is prohibited to circle to the said runway (27R) at night as per FAA rules, but I believe there is a loophole that means you can cancel IFR and adopt VFR (forcing the ATC to accommodate you). He should not have flown circle into that runway at all if he was following published ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jan 02, 2022 4:35 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video
Replies: 195
Views: 44085

Re: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video

A naive question/observation. For small aircraft, part of circling is to ensure there are no other aircraft on or about to land or take off. Hence the question, say a plane wants to land at Bremerton airport in less than desirable weather conditions, there are fairly decent straight in approaches, ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sun Jan 02, 2022 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Strong headwinds in the US causing issues this week
Replies: 62
Views: 12853

Re: Strong headwinds in the US causing issues this week

Perhaps ATC needed to delay the climb due to overhead traffic, spacing. It happens, must have been anticipated at some point as the FPLN was filed with the box pattern.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jan 01, 2022 7:50 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video
Replies: 195
Views: 44085

Re: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video

Mostly true, but Part 91 operators can, for good or evil, start the approach without the reported weather meeting the chart minimums, but ATC will inform an inbound that the weather is below mins and ask if it’s a commercial operation. If so, a clearance won’t be issued. The LOC-D is circling appro...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jan 01, 2022 6:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video
Replies: 195
Views: 44085

Re: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video

We all look at charts, but FAA 8260-5 is the document that is the source for the charts. https://www.faa.gov/aero_docs/acifp/NDBR/2017062233337302001-SEE-NDBR/CA_SAN%20DIEGO%20EL%20CAJON_LD_SEE_CORRECTED.pdf It references Part 97 making compliance with the approach a regulation, not just a suggestio...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jan 01, 2022 4:38 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video
Replies: 195
Views: 44085

Re: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video

Very true, understanding wind by ground reference is an important skill lost in ILS only world.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jan 01, 2022 4:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: AS, UA, DL and others struggle to crew flights due to Omicron
Replies: 193
Views: 47566

Re: AS, UA, DL and others struggle to crew flights due to Omicron

More of a reason to book an alternate airline if you're concerned about making it to your destination, especially on JFK to MCO Today, and understandably not the fault of B6, two of the JFK to MCO flights are cancelled and two are delayed. Folks, when in doubt, book a separate airline. JetBlue (and...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jan 01, 2022 4:15 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video
Replies: 195
Views: 44085

Re: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video

Flying circles or orbits, is pretty much visual—how tight a circle you want determines the bank angle. Circling to land, as in this case, is a bit more complicated. At KSEE, off the GPS 17, the PF would time for 10-15 seconds after passing perpendicular to the landing runway (27); begins a 30 degree...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Sat Jan 01, 2022 1:16 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video
Replies: 195
Views: 44085

Re: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video

Day VMC, not busy, ASE could be fun; twilight, IMC, rather scary. The airport over 50 years hasn’t had a bad accident record, one big one, a GIII into the bluff on final and the CL60 with one fatality. But, still, it’s like DCA— you’re on your A game there. The captain at KSEE had some very old self...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Dec 31, 2021 10:52 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: (Famous) Cities / Places / Sights News, Discussion and Questions Thread
Replies: 465
Views: 4415

Re: Summit One Vanderbilt in New York City

Not a chance in a billion, you’re catching me up there. Heights are terrifying. You must be petrified every time you fly. I'm the same way. I'm afraid of heights but being on a plane doesn't bother me in the least. My brother (a retired DL CAPT) is also like that. He says it isn't so much a fear of...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Dec 31, 2021 7:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video
Replies: 195
Views: 44085

Re: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video

The 17 runway is too short for a Lear 35 to land when wet, that’s the reason for the visual pattern to the landing runway. At a former operator, we consistently SMS downed KSEE as an airport unless the crew could leave the enroute environment and visually land in day VMC conditions. The few times o...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Fri Dec 31, 2021 12:01 am
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Grow the US Air Force
Replies: 63
Views: 5105

Re: Grow the US Air Force

There’s some high-octane, weapons grade truth right there!

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Dec 30, 2021 10:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR Runway problems
Replies: 40
Views: 8091

Re: EWR Runway problems

When the modern EWR airport was being planned, not placing a couple parallel runways on the western edge of the property is probably the biggest blunder in US airport planning history. EWR at that time was very much a green field site and the land was available. Instead they got a sea of parking lo...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Dec 30, 2021 9:37 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video
Replies: 195
Views: 44085

Re: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video

Why didn't the crew decide for an approach of runway 27R like N36BL did many times at nighttime? I have the impression that is was just N880Z which frequently at night did this circle to land. N94GP is another Learjet flying for Aeromedevac. It also uses the righthand pattern for 27R most of the ti...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Dec 30, 2021 7:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video
Replies: 195
Views: 44085

Re: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video

Not entirely accurate, wrong approach for example, but interesting that this appears to be the first jet for both pilots. The captain was relatively recently off SOE. That, combined with the fact both this company and local ATC/operators are known to fly this mash-up of IFR to VFR visual approach to...

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phllax wrote:
JetBlue 161 from JFK-SMF stopped at Billings for gas on the 28th and then did an interesting square on departure.

https://flightaware.com/live/flight/JBU ... /KBIL/KSMF
https://www.flightradar24.com/data/flig ... 1#2a55c5ef


Terrain around Billings

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by GalaxyFlyer
Thu Dec 30, 2021 1:05 am
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Record Warm Temperatures in Alaska
Replies: 4
Views: 606

Re: Record Warm Temperatures in Alaska

I’ve seen it warmer in ANC than in BOS in winter, more snow in BOS, too. Extremes are…well, extreme.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Dec 29, 2021 10:06 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Grow the US Air Force
Replies: 63
Views: 5105

Re: Grow the US Air Force

Thanks! Yeah, it was highly suspect especially when one takes into consideration how many people the nukes have to go through before being loaded onto the aircraft. I'd say "highly suspect" is an understatement. I’m not sure GF was saying the 2007 5th BW (active duty) incident was suspect...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Dec 29, 2021 4:36 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: Beloved John Madden has passed away
Replies: 13
Views: 819

Re: Beloved John Madden has passed away

He was a coach of his time, and a legend in my younger years. There is no doubt he had a large impact on American Football. I just never got over the fact that he was so afraid of flying that he took a Bus everywhere. RIP John Madden From what gather, it was claustrophobia that stopped him from fly...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Dec 29, 2021 4:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video
Replies: 195
Views: 44085

Re: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video

I don’t have the savvy to post pictures, but ground tracks from previous flights show this plane has done exactly this pattern twice since summer into KSEE. Both of the earlier tracks were flown much farther south of the accident track. You went back further than I did -- bravo, that must have been...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Dec 29, 2021 4:13 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video
Replies: 195
Views: 44085

Re: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video

There is a RNAV(GPS) 9L approach but Cat A&B only, presumably due to terrain in the missed approach segment.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Dec 29, 2021 3:45 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video
Replies: 195
Views: 44085

Re: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video

I don’t have the savvy to post pictures, but ground tracks from previous flights show this plane has done exactly this pattern twice since summer into KSEE. Both of the earlier tracks were flown much farther south of the accident track.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Dec 29, 2021 2:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video
Replies: 195
Views: 44085

Re: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video

Layman's opinion: Came across the airport after changing to 27R, was too low as turned to the left. Was looking for runway when saw the big hill at Mazzola Street straight ahead. Banked hard left and pulled up, stalled, and crashed. Still happened so fast I think you are right that he was looking f...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Dec 29, 2021 2:55 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video
Replies: 195
Views: 44085

Re: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audo/video

IIRC, the Localizer approach is not available at night, since it isn’t a straight in? The LOC-D approach is authorized at night, just circling to 27R and 35 is not authorized. That’s from Jepp 21-1 dated 14 Jun 2019. This crew wasn’t circling, they had cancelled IFR, were off the Part 97 approach a...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Dec 29, 2021 4:20 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video
Replies: 195
Views: 44085

Re: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audo/video

...KSEE where the more logical approach (LOC-D) is perfectly aligned with the longest runway but Cat A&B only due to terrain and rarely used due to conflicting with MCAS Miramar. First, thanks for the very-smart and thoughtful post. Second, am I correct that the Lear 35A is a Cat B aircraft? I ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Dec 29, 2021 4:04 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video
Replies: 195
Views: 44085

Re: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video

Happened about 715 PST, 1015EST... N880Z, owned by MedJet, LLC. Appears to be a subscription-based air Medical Transport company. This one is a tough one to hear, so advanced warning is given. Appears to be classic base-to-final turn stall and roll, the Lear is sleek, very fast, but unforgiving if ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Dec 29, 2021 4:01 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video
Replies: 195
Views: 44085

Re: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audo/video

...KSEE where the more logical approach (LOC-D) is perfectly aligned with the longest runway but Cat A&B only due to terrain and rarely used due to conflicting with MCAS Miramar. First, thanks for the very-smart and thoughtful post. Second, am I correct that the Lear 35A is a Cat B aircraft? I ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Dec 29, 2021 3:30 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates serious incident on takeoff on EK231 DXB-IAD on 20 December 2021
Replies: 267
Views: 63166

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

Yes, the flight data, just about everywhere now, is downloaded and sent for processing as part of the FOQA programs. It can be via device download or, increasingly, via cellular or Wi-Fi transmission. Our corporate jet program provider says raw data in 7 minutes after receipt by the processor. Event...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Dec 29, 2021 2:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: US Registration / Tail Numbers
Replies: 18
Views: 2158

Re: US Registration / Tail Numbers

They are be transferred virtually the same day. I’ve seen biz jets where the owners swapped N-numbers.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Dec 29, 2021 2:21 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video
Replies: 195
Views: 44085

Re: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video

The 17 runway is too short for a Lear 35 to land when wet, that’s the reason for the visual pattern to the landing runway.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Dec 29, 2021 12:32 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates serious incident on takeoff on EK231 DXB-IAD on 20 December 2021
Replies: 267
Views: 63166

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.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Wed Dec 29, 2021 12:05 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Emirates serious incident on takeoff on EK231 DXB-IAD on 20 December 2021
Replies: 267
Views: 63166

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

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

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Dec 28, 2021 10:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: EWR Runway problems
Replies: 40
Views: 8091

Re: EWR Runway problems

KLGA.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Dec 28, 2021 9:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video
Replies: 195
Views: 44085

Re: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audo/video

You’re welcome, wjcandee , I’m still in the business, mostly doing SMS consulting. The first and most important fact is the Chief Pilot, Director of Aviation has to have the Boss’s confidence and understanding that the Chief Pilot and his crews get the final decision making, not the owner. It’s a to...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Dec 28, 2021 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video
Replies: 195
Views: 44085

Re: Learjet Crash Tonight in San Diego/ Gillespie - audo/video

He asks for runway lights to be increased, and the ATC tells him they are all the way up. Is it possible he thought he had the airport in sight, but was actually looking at something else, disorienting him? Spatial disorientation is a strong possibility in this one I suspect. Once he came out of th...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Dec 28, 2021 7:16 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video
Replies: 195
Views: 44085

Re: Learjet Crash Tonight in San Diego/ Gillespie - audo/video

Funny thing, not in a laughing sense, is cancelling IFR and “circling” (visual pattern) is a work around whose father is the Lear 35 accident at KTEB. N90 and KTEB would clear arrivals to “circle” at TORBY which is outside of the circling protected airspace. It was done in good weather to speed the ...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Dec 28, 2021 5:59 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Strong headwinds in the US causing issues this week
Replies: 62
Views: 12853

Re: Strong eastbound headwinds causing problems over the US this week.

Look at the Windy app. At F340, 69 knots at KPIR while at KMKC it’s 137 knots, both from the SW.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Dec 28, 2021 5:52 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video
Replies: 195
Views: 44085

Re: Learjet Crash Tonight in San Diego/ Gillespie - audo/video

Do we know who was actually flying it?

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Dec 28, 2021 5:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA flight windscreen shattered after a lump of ice smashed into it at 35,000ft
Replies: 36
Views: 9081

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

Has got me wondering, in the event of a cockpit decompression and crew incapacitated, how is the situation recovered? Should imagine the aircraft is on autopilot and set at altitude and the cockpit door locked, what next? The whole cabin depressurizes, not just the cockpit. Hope there’s a relief cr...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Dec 28, 2021 5:31 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video
Replies: 195
Views: 44085

Re: Learjet Crash Tonight in San Diego/ Gillespie - audo/video

On a dry day, 4145’ is too short for a 35.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Dec 28, 2021 4:35 pm
Forum: Military Aviation & Space Flight
Topic: Grow the US Air Force
Replies: 63
Views: 5105

Re: Grow the US Air Force

Additional Flight Training Period, inactive duty pay for reservist flight crews that requires a flying activity—launching a missile is the only flying missile dudes do. Yes, B-52; flew Chrome Dome missions, flying nuclear alert which ended decades ago. Then a wing moved some bombs via B-52, highly s...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Dec 28, 2021 3:06 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Learjet Crash December 27 2021 in San Diego/ Gillespie - audio/video
Replies: 195
Views: 44085

Re: Learjet Crash Tonight in San Diego/ Gillespie - audo/video

Weather was VRB 05 5SM 20BKN 26BKN, so marginal VFR. Crew evidently canceled the IFR after the GPS 17 to fly a visual to 27R. Circling is not authorized at night there.

EDIT: 17 is the short runway 4145’, the pattern was flown to the longest runway there.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Tue Dec 28, 2021 1:22 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA flight windscreen shattered after a lump of ice smashed into it at 35,000ft
Replies: 36
Views: 9081

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

It didn't make it to the aviation herald so no more accurate information. I thought maybe on North Atlantic tracks airplanes can be going in the same direction, 1000ft apart, and basically one slightly in front of the other, but from what I'm finding that's not the case. Yes, I’ve been on the botto...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Dec 27, 2021 10:20 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Airline scene today compared to ten years ago
Replies: 42
Views: 6443

Re: Airline scene today compared to ten years ago

The rise of the Trashy Traveler. One could argue it started with US deregulation but the last couple of years especially have seen their numbers skyrocket. Sure, thousands of flights operate daily without incident but when a TT makes a scene now it is truly repulsive. Wouldn't even change planes in...

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Dec 27, 2021 10:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA flight windscreen shattered after a lump of ice smashed into it at 35,000ft
Replies: 36
Views: 9081

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

kalvado wrote:
I suspect worst case scenario would be going into the engine. A hard object, unlike softer birds, can be an issue.
And I doubt thing had a lot of horizontal velocity after being in free fall for some time.


But, the plane had plenty of energy.

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by GalaxyFlyer
Mon Dec 27, 2021 10:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: BA flight windscreen shattered after a lump of ice smashed into it at 35,000ft
Replies: 36
Views: 9081

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

Not usually, there are layers of panes to provide layers of protection. I’ve seen the outer pane crack and shred. Follow the QRH, depending on type, reduce PSID.

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