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    Yeah... You could almost get a 17th-hand J-3 for...

    Yeah... You could almost get a 17th-hand J-3 for that kind of money and live (and possibly die) in the real world.
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    MSFS 2020 will save us: ...

    MSFS 2020 will save us:

    https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/microsoft-flight-simulator-2020-reboot/index.html

    The new 3D is astonishingly real these days. I might even start playing.
  3. Most people (including those at Boeing) don't...

    Most people (including those at Boeing) don't know what MCAS is. Perhaps blockchain would provide another fertile level of unnecessary complexity for creating disasters.

    I don't understand what...
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    Done!

    Done!
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    A single pilot is the premise of no pilots, just...

    A single pilot is the premise of no pilots, just as a single engine is the premise of no engines. In both cases, we need the second as the redundancy. The current two-pilot cockpit is the premise of...
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    I meant subsonic : \ Again, the dilemma: We...

    I meant subsonic : \

    Again, the dilemma: We have to heighten a certain aspect of risk to reduce another certain aspect of risk.

    The only was around this dilemma is to separate the handflying...
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    Don't mind 3WE. He doesn't actually read what you...

    Don't mind 3WE. He doesn't actually read what you post. His assessment of my position on this topic is proof of that.

    My position on this topic:



    Cargo, maybe, but not anytime soon....
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    What about option 2? If the company gave you two...

    What about option 2? If the company gave you two hours a month of stick time in a T-38, would you find the time?
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    Yeah, but here's what I don't want: handflying an...

    Yeah, but here's what I don't want: handflying an unstable approach catching the glideslope from above any time now with the runway coming into view any time now, I've done this a million times,...
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    Yes, that's the very obvious human solution,...

    Yes, that's the very obvious human solution, rather than an argument between hyperbolic polarities like 'a plane load of pandemonium with bins open, laptops scattered everywhere' (why does every...
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    Indeed, it is a dilemma that needs solving. The...

    Indeed, it is a dilemma that needs solving. The question is, should the pilots be expected to learn how to fly the advanced airplane or should the airplane advancements be restricted to mimic a...
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    Yeah, I guess you missed my point about human...

    Yeah, I guess you missed my point about human decency trumping cold legal strictures.
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    OK, hypothetically, all of them were en route to...

    OK, hypothetically, all of them were en route to the lavatory at the time. None did died. Many lost their balance and experienced mild embarassment. An emotional support peacock was injured. The...
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    Ok, let's remember what we are discussing again....

    Ok, let's remember what we are discussing again. Two hours delay, no, you can't use the lav, pee in the seat, good day to you.

    There is a point at which, oh wait...



    So we are in agreement.
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    Remind me how many people fell to their deaths in...

    Remind me how many people fell to their deaths in that one...

    The fact is, TeeVee is right. CAT is a far more dangerous possibility and yet we allow pax to walk about the plane and freely visit...
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    There is a third option that might not occur to...

    There is a third option that might not occur to litigators: be a decent human being. You want to keep the seatbelt sign on and you want to keep people seated in case you get your clearance. You don't...
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    The doctrine of redundancy, task-sharing and...

    The doctrine of redundancy, task-sharing and crosscheck procedures will assure that commercial flights require at least two fully-trained pilots, and duty limits will require more on long-haul. There...
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    Why?

    Why?
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    But we are smarter than the people who said, "no...

    But we are smarter than the people who said, "no you can't use the lav" during a two-hour ground delay. Let's not forget what we are discussing (for once).

    Certainly, there are brief periods of...
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    I hate to break it to you but I have squandered...

    I hate to break it to you but I have squandered significant portions of my life both on the 405 and in the air, and while brake slams are not unusual amongst daydreaming LA drivers, I've yet to...
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    Why would they ever happen? It's an airport...

    Why would they ever happen? It's an airport taxiway, where airplanes are adequately spaced and moving cautiously, not rush hour traffic tailgating on the 405.

    If a crew ever has to slam on the...
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    Seriously though, unless you have a bladder...

    Seriously though, unless you have a bladder disorder, you are somewhat responsible for managing your bodlly functions within at least an hour-long period. There's a good chance that, once you board a...
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    Yeah, sorry, bodily functions trump protocols....

    Yeah, sorry, bodily functions trump protocols. Especially during two-hour delays. Even hijackers know this. Where are they finding these psychotic flight attendants...

    It's hilarious that they...
  24. This is almost insulting. At least as insulting...

    This is almost insulting. At least as insulting as when Boeing distributed memos to pilots 'reminding' them of the runaway trim procedure. The NTSB shouldn't have to 'remind' Boeing and the FAA about...
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    Does Amtrak have their good days?

    Does Amtrak have their good days?
  26. This, the thoughtless hyperbolic response to a...

    This, the thoughtless hyperbolic response to a very obvious need to strengthen and enforce societal protections and to end the chaos-casino that Wall Street has become. We don't need to "legislate...
  27. Before Boeing built MCAS wrong for the 737-MAX,...

    Before Boeing built MCAS wrong for the 737-MAX, it built MCAS right for the KC-46. Don't these people talk to each other?

    https://edition.cnn.com/2019/09/30/politics/boeing-737-max/index.html
  28. The A320 wasn't designed or intended for idiots...

    The A320 wasn't designed or intended for idiots either. There is still a steep professional learning curve involved. AirAisa was a wonderful example of what can happen when you put the A320 in the...
  29. Best possible outcome: a top-down purge of Boeing...

    Best possible outcome: a top-down purge of Boeing management, a mea culpa admission that Boeing had lost its primary mission while pursuing wealth building strategies, a commitment to always allow...
  30. That's the future, if we don't prevent these...

    That's the future, if we don't prevent these industries from going there.



    (Fixed.)

    Yes, everything you say is true. Bad pilots. Bad maintenance. Bad management. Bad civil aviation...
  31. You're talking about practiced airmanship. They...

    You're talking about practiced airmanship. They won't have it. So that's the reality. That's why they have to be the last line of defense. That's why it can never come to that. If it does, they must...
  32. Soon, if industry has its way, we will have...

    Soon, if industry has its way, we will have flying taxis. They will either be piloted or automonous. If piloted, they will have to be designed with the pilot as the final line of defense rather than...
  33. Or a philosophy of convenience. What if the...

    Or a philosophy of convenience. What if the dominant sensor fails? Eh, the pilots will take care of it... they'll sort it out...

    Boeing had a good ride with that. Sure they killed some people here...
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    Really? You'd be cool with that? I'd be taking...

    Really? You'd be cool with that? I'd be taking the walls down after 15 mins.

    Anyway, unless there's a dropdown oxygen mask it there, you've gotta go down asap.
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    The Ultimate Nightmare

    You can flush all you want, but you can never leave.

    https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/united-flight-diverted-passenger-stuck-bathroom-trnd/index.html
  36. That reveals an enormous lack of vision.

    That reveals an enormous lack of vision.
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    I think 11 deg is a reasonable estimate, with the...

    I think 11 deg is a reasonable estimate, with the onset of buffet around 8 deg. I believe 11 deg is still lower than 15 deg however.
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    The graphs I posted are from the BEA report.

    The graphs I posted are from the BEA report.
  40. Indeed it does, which is why it can't be the sole...

    Indeed it does, which is why it can't be the sole redundancy for a single point failure of a system that interferes with flight control. And flying into a cloud is not disorienting in the way that...
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