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    It's forums. The answers you get don't relate to...

    It's forums. The answers you get don't relate to the point that is being made. In basic airmanship, if you saw the pilot sawing back and forth with the yoke and the altimeter was unwinding in a...
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    My simplistic take on this accident is that the...

    My simplistic take on this accident is that the confusion and stress caused by a failure in some systems and the move to a joystick led to a loss of an adherence to first principles. I asked quite...
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    I'm not a commercial pilot. For what it's worth,...

    I'm not a commercial pilot. For what it's worth, if there had been the "old fashioned" conventional controls the flagrant inappropriateness of his actions would have been difficult to miss.
    Another...
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    My flying experience is in gliders, a significant...

    My flying experience is in gliders, a significant proportion in the mountains of the Alps and Pyrenees. From what I can gather, the wind was gusting to 50 kph from the North and the track of the JU52...
  5. The energy within a thunderstorm and its...

    The energy within a thunderstorm and its cumulonimbus are foolish to underestimate. Sudden wind reversals, micro bursts, down draughts have all been well documented. At the same time, you have the...
  6. Thanks to you and others for the explanation.

    Thanks to you and others for the explanation.
  7. A straightforward question. Is there a difference...

    A straightforward question. Is there a difference between the AoA and the attitude of an aircraft? If not, why can't the artificial horizon be used to verify AoA sensors?
  8. If I understand this correctly, MCAS was...

    If I understand this correctly, MCAS was introduced because the new 737 MAX with its bigger engines had a tendency to pitch up in certain circumstances. In fact, it's been reported that the plane...
  9. https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/opinion...

    https://www.flightglobal.com/news/articles/opinion-pilots-need-answers-on-737-max-safety-syste-453716/
    This article provides a very clear and concise overview of the MCAS by a 737 MAX pilot.
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    Originally Posted by Evan This is sort of...

    Originally Posted by Evan
    This is sort of along the lines of what I was thinking. The roll occillations just so abruptly stop, as if something in the flight control authority has suddenly changed,...
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    Us glider pilots know a thing or two about wave,...

    Us glider pilots know a thing or two about wave, A fellow pilot has flown 1000km and returning to home base using the phenomenon.Incidentally, I think there is an error in the Mentour presentation,...
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    Lee wave rotor?

    Lee wave rotor?
  13. I was right to hesitate to join the thread. The...

    I was right to hesitate to join the thread. The response from some long standing contributors was to sneer and having sneered not to respond when I offered some clarification of my...
  14. The K in 300k is kilometres.Once you have been...

    The K in 300k is kilometres.Once you have been bitten by the gliding bug, the challenge is to fly cross country to a pre- determined turning point. In the case of 300k, the point will be at 150k and...
  15. I hesitated before sticking my neck out and...

    I hesitated before sticking my neck out and posting. My flying experience is mainly in gliders ( 5000+ hours) instructor rating and more 300k+ cross country flights than I can count.I have seen many...
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