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  1. Is it me or does it look like the plane has yawed...

    Is it me or does it look like the plane has yawed extremely to the left? Maybe it's just the angle to the video camera but it looks like the plane is flying nearly sideways just before the left wing...
  2. I also generally liked the article but got a kick...

    I also generally liked the article but got a kick out of this part:


    So the people at Boeing are deadbeats because they failed to do what the NTSB recommended that the FAA do? :confused:
  3. Thread: I had no idea!

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    Have you ever seen the movie "Idiocracy"? ...

    Have you ever seen the movie "Idiocracy"? Reality seem to get closer to it every day... :(
  4. With a sufficient increase in budget, maybe they...

    With a sufficient increase in budget, maybe they could deploy some of these: https://duckycity.com/products/rubber-ems-duck
  5. A little more on the off-topic, what exactly does...

    A little more on the off-topic, what exactly does water rescue have to do with aviation? Most civilized countries already have water rescue capability that's used when people in boats find...
  6. And it doesn't even have a lavatory! :lol:

    And it doesn't even have a lavatory! :lol:
  7. Or put a little differently, the TIT is a direct...

    Or put a little differently, the TIT is a direct measure of the temperature of the gases that are going to damage the turbine if the turbine is going to be damaged due to the temperature of said...
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    How long do you think it would take to come up...

    How long do you think it would take to come up with 10 examples of Delta not sending a "private plane" (what exactly does that mean, anyway?) to pick up stranded Delta pax? :-D
  9. ...so you don't need to worry about it! :lol:

    ...so you don't need to worry about it! :lol:
  10. I'm disappointed... I thought you were going to...

    I'm disappointed... I thought you were going to say it's best cooked in a pan sitting on the exhaust pipe of an R-1830.
  11. I'd say the answer is a qualified "yes" but you...

    I'd say the answer is a qualified "yes" but you missed a step.

    There's probably an EGT threshold above which the engine must be shut down. In that case you'd of course (in this aircraft) be...
  12. There is one particular group of pilots I can...

    There is one particular group of pilots I can understand might not like the cameras... the type this NTSB report discusses: https://www.ntsb.gov/investigations/AccidentReports/Reports/AAR1503.pdf...
  13. On the topic of cameras, I would think the main...

    On the topic of cameras, I would think the main concern by pilots would be the recording of conversations criticizing their employers or coworkers, and the resultant backlash if the employer found...
  14. In former Soviet republics, you do not fly...

    In former Soviet republics, you do not fly airplane: airplane flies you.
  15. As if this fire needed any more fuel:...

    As if this fire needed any more fuel: https://www.cnn.com/2019/05/30/politics/737-max-computer-simulator/index.html
  16. If in fact they were silent... hopefully an...

    If in fact they were silent... hopefully an investigation will tell.

    When the space shuttle Challenger exploded, a number of well-qualified engineering types were NOT silent... they said the...
  17. OMG... are you Ralph the wonder llama?

    OMG... are you Ralph the wonder llama?
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    Speaking of pilots not going around when they...

    Speaking of pilots not going around when they should have...
  19. Should this be interpreted to mean that the 737...

    Should this be interpreted to mean that the 737 MAXwhatever series have a deadly flaw, whereas all other aircraft meant to carry passengers have no flaws whatsoever that could result in the death of...
  20. So for ADS-B out, you just periodically stick...

    So for ADS-B out, you just periodically stick your head out the window and shout your lat/long, altitude, airspeed, and heading? :lol:
  21. If you're talking about instinct, good luck...

    If you're talking about instinct, good luck getting pilots to reduce power when the nose is dropping. One of the most basic things that pilots are taught (and which occasionally is incorrect as...
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    Wow... 15 seconds from rotation to impact. Talk...

    Wow... 15 seconds from rotation to impact. Talk about things going South quickly...
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    Well I'm confused. That image could be one of...

    Well I'm confused. That image could be one of two things:
    1) An illustration of why a cheeseburger provides no lift at an AoA of approximately zero.
    2) An experiment by a large restaurant chain to...
  24. Breaking news: Boeing has conducted a number of...

    Breaking news: Boeing has conducted a number of test flights with the MCAS software fix: https://www.cnbc.com/2019/04/11/boeing-ceo-says-its-completed-96-test-flights-with-737-max-software-fix.html
    ...
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    Or... maybe we should reconsider giving flight...

    Or... maybe we should reconsider giving flight crews (especially cabin crews) authority to do absolutely anything to absolutely anyone in their aluminum tube in the name of "safety", when the matter...
  26. I semi-agree, but at this point turning off MCAS...

    I semi-agree, but at this point turning off MCAS doesn't seem to be the biggest issue. It can be disabled via the cutoff switches and the Ethiopian pilots did exactly that - the big problem seems to...
  27. Uh... maybe because the flaps lever is NOT an...

    Uh... maybe because the flaps lever is NOT an "MCAS-off switch"?

    Yes, if you have complete situational awareness, which is very unlikely in events like those we're discussing here, you could...
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    Especially when "we" are the Whizbang Model 7000b...

    Especially when "we" are the Whizbang Model 7000b self-drive computer. :(
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    Maybe the trick is to present the information...

    Maybe the trick is to present the information differently.

    Install an AoA indicator, but instead of labeling it "AoA", label it "likelihood of crashing %". Mark the bottom of the scale "0.01". ...
  30. If that's true, that's huge.

    If that's true, that's huge.
  31. The way I read that article, the pilots followed...

    The way I read that article, the pilots followed the procedure for an AoA disagree, which I'm going to speculate does not include disabling the electric trim system.

    Another way to read it: in the...
  32. Never mind that's really only a semantic...

    Never mind that's really only a semantic argument. You have a system that appears to be malfunctioning in a way that's negatively affecting control of the aircraft, and two switches right in front...
  33. Youtube's chief pilot's take on the matter:...

    Youtube's chief pilot's take on the matter: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c4WxF2gYWWw
  34. Fixed.

    Fixed.
  35. If speculation that someone did something wrong...

    If speculation that someone did something wrong is "slander", 90% of the content on this forum and a large amount of content on the entire Internet is going to have to be removed.
  36. People who are not "stupid" make mistakes all the...

    People who are not "stupid" make mistakes all the time. Even pilots.
  37. So?

    So?
  38. https://youtu.be/l62NvkRWa5E?t=310

    https://youtu.be/l62NvkRWa5E?t=310
  39. I know that "RTFM" is usually considered good...

    I know that "RTFM" is usually considered good advice, but is it part of the runaway pitch trim emergency procedure?...
  40. I guess the question is (and I understand the...

    I guess the question is (and I understand the answer depends on context), how confusing is it?

    If your toaster starts doing weird things, turn it off. If your lawnmower starts doing weird things,...
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