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  1. Thread: Bees on a Plane

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    Bees on a Plane

    Air India flight delayed after being attacked (attached?) by a swarm of honeybees. Emergency services were rolled out to 'disperse' them with water cannons. Just another day in India.

    I just hope...
  2. I think we have to distinguish between safety and...

    I think we have to distinguish between safety and safety theatre, but the steps suggested in flipping the order of reports is a step in the right direction. The elephant in the room is, however, the...
  3. Dilatory tactics. At some point, it will become...

    Dilatory tactics. At some point, it will become impossible to ignore the fact that Boeing's senior executive management is the core problem and that will hopefully result in a purge that restores the...
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    Actually, that wasn't meant to be hyperbole, just...

    Actually, that wasn't meant to be hyperbole, just comparative analogy. I think the odds that the United crew was acting justly is about that remote.

    So, I'm on the subway today, then the tram,...
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    You certainly can't rule out the possibility that...

    You certainly can't rule out the possibility that the United crew were justified here, any more than you can rule out that Capt. Marvin Renslow was pulling up to avoid an alien spacecraft. I'll grant...
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    I guess it shows that they can't be all that hard...

    I guess it shows that they can't be all that hard to get along with. And the journalist owns stock in American, JetBlue and Southwestern Airlines, so down with United!

    There is only one side to...
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    ATL, I have a pronounced dislike for industry in...

    ATL, I have a pronounced dislike for industry in general because it tends to take a beneficial thing and, by disregarding everything in its path, most notably human dignity and the environment, turns...
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    Seems like a primitive way to solve an ELAC...

    Seems like a primitive way to solve an ELAC problem. What happens if biz class is half empty? Do they assign seats by pax weight? Are we pushing the efficiency envelope a bit too far these days?
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    Gabriel, I concede that the aircraft was pitching...

    Gabriel, I concede that the aircraft was pitching up the entire time. I believe his intention might have been initially to regain lost altitude and arrest sink rate and then to climb to FL37, and his...
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    Yes, but they were misleading at 2h 10min 05....

    Yes, but they were misleading at 2h 10min 05. When the idea to pull up first came to mind.



    Not if you refuse to look carefully at the FDR and see how very far from 'pulling up the whole...
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    Consistent perhaps. But misleading. But...

    Consistent perhaps. But misleading.



    But that's not what happened.
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    But, in beating this crash to death, we've...

    But, in beating this crash to death, we've stumbled upon the realization that no appropriate 'memory checklist QRH acronym' thing exists for this scenario. It's improv time baby. In a minefield of...
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    So what are you saying? This is not done in...

    So what are you saying? This is not done in France? This is not done at the nation's flag carrier airline?
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    From that statement: I believe the answer...

    From that statement:



    I believe the answer to this concern is:



    The concern I have is: how will we achieve this? Will it be voluntary or will it be required? If it is required, how will...
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    Air France Off the Hook on AF447

    The French magistrates have dropped charges against Air France and Airbus. It was just one of those existential things that happen in life when you place inadequately trained pilots in a commercial...
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    I don't think he understands the relevance. Is...

    I don't think he understands the relevance. Is there a mininum of 'experience' needed to understand the safety issue here? Or would common sense suffice?
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    How very boring. I'll make a deal with you ATL: I...

    How very boring. I'll make a deal with you ATL: I will respect you as a flight captain if you will respect me as a member of an aviation forum and give up your eerie obsession into my private life,...
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    I probably would have, if I were still living in...

    I probably would have, if I were still living in Prague. I actually had a fairly positive impression of the airline, at least from a safety standpoint. My Prague friends fly them pretty regularly...
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    It's pretty black and white, 3WE. You're down to...

    It's pretty black and white, 3WE. You're down to the last engine, you land asap. The only room for gray that I can imagine is if none of the closest alternates are considered a safe option, if...
  20. Thread: Hurricane Dorian

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    My guess is that the Bahamas have grounded all...

    My guess is that the Bahamas have grounded all aircraft with a crosswind limit of less than 200 mph.
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    They don't need to be superior, they just need to...

    They don't need to be superior, they just need to be adequate. The decision should be to land asap UNLESS it is less safe to do so. Since you are now in a situation where a single-engine failure will...
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    Clearly, from the statement issued by Smartwings,...

    Clearly, from the statement issued by Smartwings, the safety culture is missing. Clearly, they are on my no-fly list until they condemn this incident. No commercial transport aircraft can be...
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    Smartwings Flies SMI-PRG on Single Engine.

    Flight QS-1125 lost the #1 engine shortly after reaching FL360, but then drifted down to FL240 and continued on to their destination for another 2h 20mins. There was no report of the engine loss to...
  24. TSA bans thermal detonator Coke bottles, still allows cocktail swords.

    Seems a bit inconsistent to me:

    https://edition.cnn.com/travel/article/tsa-bans-star-wars-galaxys-edge-coke-bottles/index.html
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    You mean Captain Alfred Clair Haynes, 57, hired...

    You mean Captain Alfred Clair Haynes, 57, hired by United Airlines in 1956, 29,967 hours? You wonder if he was familiar with phugoid?

    United Flt 232 had a dream team in the cockpit and was one of...
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    Where did you meet him?

    Where did you meet him?
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    Al Haynes Dies at 87

    When he lost all hydraulics on a United DC-10 back in 1989, he still had 30 years ahead of him.

    https://edition.cnn.com/2019/08/27/us/al-haynes-united-airlines-pilot-obituary/index.html
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    Is Boeing being unfairly blamed for something in...

    Is Boeing being unfairly blamed for something in the media?
  29. Qatar, rev 40. But it also indicates 'no gear...

    Qatar, rev 40. But it also indicates 'no gear retraction' for G + B, so I don't think it is matter of which system powers the gear.
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    The End of Pilot Error

    I give you... ROBOPLANE:

    https://www.nextgov.com/emerging-tech/2019/08/air-force-tests-contraption-can-turn-any-plane-robot-plane/159230/
  31. There are priority valves that shut off the heavy...

    There are priority valves that shut off the heavy users (flaps, slats, gear) when the pressure is low, to preserve flight control. But that doesn't explain the B + Y thing. This was listed in the QRH...
  32. Noted.

    Noted.
  33. FXD

    FXD
  34. I know. That wasn't directly at you. I shouldn't...

    I know. That wasn't directly at you. I shouldn't have 'replied with quote' there.
  35. I see. HYD G SYS LO PS caution doesn't...

    I see. HYD G SYS LO PS caution doesn't distinguish whether the LO PS is due to pump failure or fluid loss. Maybe it should read LO FL and inhibit the PTU whenever that condiition is present. It seems...
  36. To put this non-acronymically, when there is a...

    To put this non-acronymically, when there is a system failure, the order in troubleshooting is normally ECAM, then QRH. Airbus engineers will occasionally issue temporary updates to procedures that...
  37. Aha. Now I get it. Also, out of curiousity, do...

    Aha. Now I get it. Also, out of curiousity, do your planes have the OEB reminder function on ECAM. That is a free-of-charge, optional retrofit (an optional feature from SB 31-1264) so I'm curious as...
  38. I mean, I'm confused by how you come to that...

    I mean, I'm confused by how you come to that conclusion. OEB's are procedural changes but this issue didn't involve a procedural change. Do you mean that aircraft with the PTU mod wouldn't be subject...
  39. I'm confused by that. The issue was resolved by...

    I'm confused by that. The issue was resolved by altering the PTU activation logic, not by altering ECAM (as airbus adheres to the philosophy of preventing non-critical distractions at low altitude)....
  40. The concern was that a green system failure at...

    The concern was that a green system failure at takeoff would result in the PTU running constantly to supply power from the yellow system, which would then overheat, but, as the overheat ECAM warning...
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