Search found 1259 matches

by Illya Kuryakin
Sat Jul 20, 2019 9:03 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: North Star BT67 put down on lake
Replies: 96
Views: 17481

Re: North Star BT67 put down on lake

For autoignition to work at all, it has to be on.
Illya
by Illya Kuryakin
Sat Jul 20, 2019 8:59 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: A320 lands with 260kg of fuel on board...
Replies: 12
Views: 2319

Re: A320 lands with 260kg of fuel on board...

Once the wheels hit the pavement, 260 kg is bags of fuel. Well done.
Illya
by Illya Kuryakin
Fri Jul 19, 2019 8:47 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: North Star BT67 put down on lake
Replies: 96
Views: 17481

Re: North Star BT67 put down on lake

goingnowherefast wrote:
Fri Jul 19, 2019 6:53 am
If the condition lever story were true, wouldn't the ignitions relight the engines? Sure it would probably wreck the turbines, but at least there would be power again. Not sure how the ignition system works on a Basler.
Now that was insightful. The last sentence sums it up nicely though.
Illya
by Illya Kuryakin
Wed Jul 17, 2019 2:06 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: King Air crash in US
Replies: 26
Views: 3629

Re: King Air crash in US

Also... the fact that we are using accidents from ten years ago as Illya mentioned to slag the skills of modern pilots practically defines irony. Let's see if I have this right? You think the Air France Swim Team accident was too long ago to be relevant in today's world? It's now okay, that a crew ...
by Illya Kuryakin
Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: King Air crash in US
Replies: 26
Views: 3629

Re: King Air crash in US

I have many hours in both the Beech King Air 200, the B200 and the 350, both as a pilot, training pilot, check pilot and groundschool instructor and I have seen this scene so often it really makes me wonder. There is a major misconception about the rudder boost system installed in the Beech King Ai...
by Illya Kuryakin
Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:42 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: King Air crash in US
Replies: 26
Views: 3629

Re: King Air crash in US

In the Wichita crash, the NTSB concluded that the pilot had likely identified the wrong engine as having failed and applied the wrong rudder, which greatly worsened the roll, resulting in the crash into the occupied FlightSafety building. And applied the wrong rudder... think about that for a minut...
by Illya Kuryakin
Fri Jun 28, 2019 3:48 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: North Star BT67 put down on lake
Replies: 96
Views: 17481

Re: North Star BT67 put down on lake

the throttles on a “real” DC3 are in the middle. Props on the left Which is very nice for "real" DC-3's, and would not be permitted for the Basler. With the Basler updates being approved under FAR Part 25, instead of CAR 4, it is required that the engine control location conform to FAR Part 25 stan...
by Illya Kuryakin
Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:50 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: North Star BT67 put down on lake
Replies: 96
Views: 17481

Re: North Star BT67 put down on lake

No idea who the crew was (don’t really care) or their background, but, the throttles on a “real” DC3 are in the middle. Props on the left.....just throwing that out there.
Illya
by Illya Kuryakin
Thu Jun 27, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: North Star BT67 put down on lake
Replies: 96
Views: 17481

Re: North Star BT67 put down on lake

WOW The hot air. Some day I'll just land one in a swamp, then tune here to learn how I did. Illya You didn't mind all the speculation on the last dual flameout incident. Why've you got your knickers in a twist over this one? Don't fly a BT67 Shim. How do you always mention my knickers? You’re a str...
by Illya Kuryakin
Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:23 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: North Star BT67 put down on lake
Replies: 96
Views: 17481

Re: North Star BT67 put down on lake

corethatthermal wrote:
Mon Jun 24, 2019 6:01 pm
Could they have made the throttle levers any taller?
These things are flown by biker wannabes. The tall throttles make the drivers think of ape hangars.
Illya
by Illya Kuryakin
Mon Jun 24, 2019 4:25 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: North Star BT67 put down on lake
Replies: 96
Views: 17481

Re: North Star BT67 put down on lake

WOW
The hot air. Some day I'll just land one in a swamp, then tune here to learn how I did.
Illya
by Illya Kuryakin
Sun May 12, 2019 2:57 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Sukhoi Superjet on fire Moscow
Replies: 64
Views: 5473

Re: Sukhoi Superjet on fire Moscow

Must be important stuff in it. Therein lies a lot of the problems. People are selfish and value their easily replaceable belongings more than strangers' lives. They are willing to place others in danger if it means retrieving their toothbrush and iPad. Airlines should be compelled to stop charging ...
by Illya Kuryakin
Fri May 10, 2019 6:10 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Buffalo DC-3 Hay River
Replies: 82
Views: 11273

Re: Buffalo DC-3 Hay River

jpilot77 wrote:
Thu May 09, 2019 7:37 pm
Nolinor is another Northern 705 that goes into basically the same places as Buffalo with a better record. But they are using cv580s and 737-200s.
Apples and oranges sport. Buffalo has a better record with their own turbo props than their Racers as well.
Illya
by Illya Kuryakin
Thu May 09, 2019 6:22 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Buffalo DC-3 Hay River
Replies: 82
Views: 11273

Re: Buffalo DC-3 Hay River

performance than a cheap cabin class piston twin. I have flown both and don't think that's entirely true. I think you will find far more smoking holes in the ground from cabin class twins, but a lot of those are experienced base due to loss of control by dropping below vmca. I have witnessed first ...
by Illya Kuryakin
Thu May 09, 2019 2:46 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Buffalo DC-3 Hay River
Replies: 82
Views: 11273

Re: Buffalo DC-3 Hay River

What's their safety record compared to similar operators. First Air, Air North. Who else operates 705 up there? And don't give me the "piston engines are special". Pretty sure even Navajos are being balled up at a lower rate due to engine failures. Navajos have lower engine-out performance requirem...
by Illya Kuryakin
Wed May 08, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Do you check your killer items just prior to takeoff?
Replies: 37
Views: 4731

Re: Do you check your killer items just prior to takeoff?

I just call "Release the hounds" and hope she flies.
Illya
by Illya Kuryakin
Wed May 08, 2019 7:10 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: King Air at Gillam, MB
Replies: 156
Views: 13832

Re: King Air at Gillam, MB

Shimmy....just between us girls.....professional pilots don't run out of gas. At least, not because they didn't check. Illya. Agreed. But as you pointed out, we don't need airplanes crashing all around us to know that. And don't mistake my curiosity for defence of this crew. I haven't heard anyone ...
by Illya Kuryakin
Wed May 08, 2019 6:48 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: King Air at Gillam, MB
Replies: 156
Views: 13832

Re: King Air at Gillam, MB

The interesting part here is while many accidents are the result of a chain of events, some are just screw ups. In my book, leaving the gear up for landing, or leaving your fuel back at base are YOUR screw ups. It's that simple. No cloak and dagger. No skullduggery. YOU pooched it! What I'm having a...
by Illya Kuryakin
Wed May 08, 2019 6:40 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: King Air at Gillam, MB
Replies: 156
Views: 13832

Re: King Air at Gillam, MB

C.W.E. wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 6:29 pm
Illya K, is this Swiss cheese thing the new age escape language for these screw ups or is it just a touchy feely way to evade responsibility?
Yes my fine feline friend. It's a politically correct term used to hide behind when you can't face the simple inescapable fact that you POOCHED IT !
Illya
by Illya Kuryakin
Wed May 08, 2019 6:25 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: King Air at Gillam, MB
Replies: 156
Views: 13832

Re: King Air at Gillam, MB

C.W.E. wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 6:19 pm
Will they lawyer up?
There is a reasonable chance they may have to.

I know for sure if me or any of my family were a passenger on that airplane they would need a lawyer.
ABSOLUTELY.
If a family member of mine was on board.....I'd OWN that airline.
Illya
by Illya Kuryakin
Wed May 08, 2019 6:23 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: King Air at Gillam, MB
Replies: 156
Views: 13832

Re: King Air at Gillam, MB

It's all well and good to sit here with a smug sense of self satisfaction about correctly predicting what was a likely and obvious cause of this accident but I for one still have questions. Regardless of Chuck's pooh-poohing of the Swiss cheese idea, and Ilya's insistence that you don't need an acc...
by Illya Kuryakin
Wed May 08, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Buffalo DC-3 Hay River
Replies: 82
Views: 11273

Re: Buffalo DC-3 Hay River

All this pissing and moaning about dc3's and pilots. It seems to me that this is closer to a dbl engine failure. In this case with one failed and the other not producing rated power creates a situation that if your name is Sully you are a hero yet you all seem to shit on this from 30 thousand feet....
by Illya Kuryakin
Tue May 07, 2019 8:37 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Buffalo DC-3 Hay River
Replies: 82
Views: 11273

Re: Buffalo DC-3 Hay River

I said flight test the aircraft, not the pilots. They already do that with a little thing called a PPC. Take a Buffalo DC3, gross weight, clean configuration, simulated feather at a reasonable altitude and see what happens. I'm more curious if being beat up, abused and overloaded for the past 70 ye...
by Illya Kuryakin
Tue May 07, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: King Air at Gillam, MB
Replies: 156
Views: 13832

Re: King Air at Gillam, MB

The learning point is, how do you react when you discover your error? Do you bypass a diversion airport in the hopes that you can make destination on fumes and not have to admit your error? (Low probability of success, but a desired outcome, common pilot choice) Or do you divert, gas up, confess yo...
by Illya Kuryakin
Tue May 07, 2019 8:12 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Buffalo DC-3 Hay River
Replies: 82
Views: 11273

Re: Buffalo DC-3 Hay River

I'd say the fleet needs some basic flight testing to ensure required performance can be reasonably expected. Do it at gross weight with a TC inspector on board so nothing is being fudged. Just some basic tests to ensure 1st and 2nd segment climb performance is in the right ballpark. If it can't mai...

Go to advanced search