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Evan
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  • Bus.

    There are systems now that can autoland if a general aviation solo pilot becomes incapacitated. But systems rely on sensors which must have plenty of redundancy. The trouble is, these sensors are exposed to a common environment. If something in the environment damages or disabled one sensor, it will probably do so for all of them. Any reliable autoland system must have multiple means of determining flight parameters if every sensor of one means fails. An example of this is using AoA sensor data and engine RPM data to approximate airspeed when all airspeed data sensors fail. GBAS and advancements in AI using synthetic vision and infrared has the potential to make autoland systems virtually failproof, but the supporting infrastructure and adoption are further off than some of these aircraft concepts would like it to be....
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  • Would you like some lift with that drag? I can imagine this thing snap rolling in high speed turbulence....
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  • Evan
    started a topic 40 passengers, 1 pilot

    40 passengers, 1 pilot

    You have to take these concept aircraft with a healthy eye-roll, but I found it interesting that the concept here was a flying bus, hence a single pilot 'bus driver'. What do the regs say about that?

    https://newatlas.com/aircraft/keleko...ing-evtol-bus/
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  • Evan
    replied to Citation in lake
    Possibly being flown by Tarzan.
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  • That's because boxes are smarter than some people....
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  • There were witness reports that the FA was losing it with her. Understandably.

    Also nice to see those other pax with their noses hanging out of their masks, rendering the mask USELESS. Southwest Airlines animal transport service....
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  • Your basic Greyhound in the Sky Southwest flight exacerbated by FA not well trained in preventing escalation while confronting a Very Stupid Person.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VGQBYlwZ08Y

    If a passenger refuses to comply with cabin crew instructions, what should the FA do? Becoming angry and yelling at people who are little more than dangerous wild animals is not the best course of action. Cattle prods would be helpful but might pose some danger in the cabin. Same problem with tranquilizer darts. Not enough room for a lasso. I really don't have the answer, aside from not letting animals on board in the first place, but then Southwest would be out of business. Perhaps Southwest should require their FA's to have circus training or hand-to-hand combat experience. Anyway, hopefully this passenger is now banned from boarding anything except Spirit Airlines or an actual Greyhound bus.
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  • What do imagine this is Gabriel, a democracy? I assure you, what Lukaschenko does is out of their control because what Lukaschenko IS is out of their control....
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  • From the Belavia website:

    The airline was due to operate a scheduled flight B2869 on the Minsk-Barcelona-Minsk route today. There were 54 passengers on board of Embraer 195. Belavia had all the authorisations for this flight. The aircraft left the airport as scheduled.

    However, as it transpired a little later, three minutes before take-off, the French aviation authorities manually deactivated the flight plan without notifying the airline. The information was relayed to the commander by the Polish Air Traffic Control while climbing. Attempts to reroute in the air with the Marseille Air Traffic Management did not lead to a positive result. Moreover, the French dispatcher referred to a verbal order from the French Prime Minister.

    We would like to point out that the ban on Minsk-Paris flights received earlier from the French aviation authorities did not initially include a ban on overflying French airspace. Belavia did not receive an updated ban until 3:16 p.m.
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  • New ones:

    https://www.reuters.com/world/europe...us-2021-05-24/...
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  • The EU has to walk a fine line between punishing the dictator and punishing the more than half of Belarusians who despise him. Isolating Belarus is not the wise move right now. However, out of caution, I do think theu should close the airspace over Belarus to all flights not originating or departing from the country. And sanctions have been imposed that will hopefully erode the tolerance of his wavering supporters including important business interests....
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  • So, on descent to final destination, a flight is informed of a bomb threat. Protocol? Land asap. Not circle back to a much more distant destination. Faced with choosing between a potential bomb and a meddlesome MIG, minutes from departing Belarusian airspace, it seems prudent to declare emergency, inform atc of your intentions to land asap and simply continue on flight plan. It also sounds like the passengers were unaware of the MIG. But also, if you choose to divert, talk to the passengers! Make something up if you have to. Reticence incites panic.

    But in these days of bald, dictatorial aggression, It's hard to gauge the stupidity. Would that MIG engage a civilian airliner and risk starting a war with the west? You actually can't rule it out. Hopefully Belarusian airspace will be now closed for a certain, educational span of time....
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  • Belarusian MIG forces down Ryanair flight to detain dissident.

    This is next level. A Ryanair flight from Athens to Vilnius was intercepted over Belarus on the order of President Lukashenko. The crew was told of a 'security threat', escorted by MIG 29 and instructed to divert to Minsk despite being much closer to their intended destination of Vilnius.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2021/05/23/w...r-belarus.html

    So, what's the protocol here? This is essentially a hijacking. Does the crew have to follow the instruction? It's not as if Lukashenko was going to shoot it down. Interceptors are dispatched to protect against suicide attacks in the threatened nation and the flight was cruise level and about to leave Belarusian airspace. Any threat would be against Lithuanian targets. Couldn't they simply ignore the intercept and continue on their heading out of Belarusian airspace? The dissident journalist, Roman Protasevich, told his fellow pasengers that he would be arrested and face the death penalty if they diverted to Minsk.
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  • Interesting the high percentage of accidents occurring in climb and cruise phases. It contradicts the old saw that take-off and landing are the most dangerous phases of flight.

    I would like to see a chart showing the rate of design-weakness-related crashes by type. This would be the only by-type chart I would find meaningful....
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  • No updates related to the CVR readout, which is telling...
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  • Evan
    replied to Falcon 10X
    ...who knew more about the autobrake function on your type than you did. That's not a dig Bobby. I don't expect pilots to have systems knowledge that deep. You don't need it. You pull back the TL's and the autobrakes do their magic. But I shouldn't have to keep reminding you that much of what gets passengers safely from take-off to landing has nothing to do with pilots....
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  • Evan
    replied to Falcon 10X
    I said 'unforeseen', not 'unknown'. The unexpected. AI is getting better at that.



    In those cases, pilots are of no use at all and actually a detriment. In those cases, pilots tend to be unskilled at the automation oversight part of the job, which is most of the job today. Part of that job is being prepared and practiced at taking control without causing an upset or departure from the prior flight path before the situation is fully assessed. Part of that job is knowing the ramifications of system malfunctions on other systems and instrument accuracy. Part of that job is being practiced on CRM and ECAM/EICAS procedure and prioritization. If you are the world's greatest DC-8 pilot, with masterful hand-flying skills and no modern systems proficiency, you are not prepared for the job of modern airline pilot....
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