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by BMLtech
Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:50 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Swoop CYQR Smoke diversion
Replies: 13
Views: 1349

Re: Swoop CYQR Smoke diversion

valleyboy wrote:
Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:24 am
welcome to low cost flying
a.k.a. pigs in space..
by BMLtech
Tue Aug 27, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: To anti-seize or not?
Replies: 10
Views: 588

Re: To anti-seize or not?

I asked a spark plug company rep about this at a trade show once and he said the downside is that anti seize can have unpredictable effects on the heat transfer from the spark plug into the head.In the automotive sector, seizing issues are much more prevalent now due to spark plug replacement interv...
by BMLtech
Thu Aug 22, 2019 7:21 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: A321 off airport landing - Aug 15 - 2019
Replies: 25
Views: 2857

Re: A321 off airport landing - Aug 15 - 2019

Frame is a write off. Being cut up for scrap on site.No surprise there.
by BMLtech
Wed Aug 21, 2019 6:41 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Small plane crash near Kenora.
Replies: 33
Views: 5323

Re: Small plane crash near Kenora.

This thread has drifted way off topic. The subject aircraft in this accident did not have any record of the lift strut AD being complied with, and 2 fine people lost their lives as a result.And the methodology of determining the serviceability of the lift strut has also been brought into question by...
by BMLtech
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:46 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Small plane crash near Kenora.
Replies: 33
Views: 5323

Re: Small plane crash near Kenora.

It seems to me that back in the days before CARS, that it was the AME's responsibilty to check an verify AD compliance on an annual, but I agree that this is no longer the case. It's unfortunate that in this instance, the owner just didn't go out and purchase new struts for a couple hundred bucks ea...
by BMLtech
Fri Aug 16, 2019 11:30 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Small plane crash near Kenora.
Replies: 33
Views: 5323

Re: Small plane crash near Kenora.

Gotta wonder about the mentality of some AME's running around signing off annuals on bug smashers like this without any due diligence.. Huh??? Why wonder about the AME's? It is the owners responsibility to determine airworthiness. If he doesn't direct or want the AME to do any AD research - it's no...
by BMLtech
Fri Aug 16, 2019 7:16 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Small plane crash near Kenora.
Replies: 33
Views: 5323

Re: Small plane crash near Kenora.

So if strut AD was not complied with, C of A was invalid, and likely had been for 3+ years? Gotta wonder about the mentality of some AME's running around signing off annuals on bug smashers like this without any due diligence..
by BMLtech
Sat Aug 03, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: Stranded Onboard...Again!
Replies: 1
Views: 1057

Re: Stranded Onboard...Again!

No idea what the particular circumstances were of this event, but typically at large and busy airports like FCO, boarding gates and lounges are continuously in use and not available outside of slot times, and there is no provision for deplaning on the tarmac unless its an emergency evacuation. Some ...
by BMLtech
Mon Jul 22, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 103
Views: 13305

Re: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue

So are the max guys still getting paid to sit around or have they started re-training?
by BMLtech
Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:36 am
Forum: Bush Flying & Specialty Air Service
Topic: Norseman at Selkirk, MB July 10, 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 1405

Re: Norseman at Selkirk, MB July 10, 2019

Not sure but kind of looks like Gerry Norberg, think he owns his own norseman...looks like he's adding the underwater exhaust mod.
by BMLtech
Mon Jul 01, 2019 7:40 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Air spray Electra CYQF
Replies: 10
Views: 3338

Re: Air spray Electra CYQF

Brought to you by the same folks that produced the Super Complication...
by BMLtech
Mon Jun 10, 2019 9:42 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: More grist for the F18 replacement mill..
Replies: 89
Views: 6242

Re: More grist for the F18 replacement mill..

Another issue nobody is talking about is the age of the RCAF A310 fleet. Those ex-wardair machines are now around 35 years old and must be on the verge of non-viable. I'd say a mixed 737-based fleet order of p8/wedgetail/BBJ would make economic and operational sense. Another plus is commonality with...
by BMLtech
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:48 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: More grist for the F18 replacement mill..
Replies: 89
Views: 6242

Re: More grist for the F18 replacement mill..

While there is no doubt that the hornets need to be replaced, if the government is serious about the arctic, they should be looking at some P8's and a few wedgetails to replace the Auroras as well as a deep water port. Better yet would be a made in canada solution like the BBD Global based surveilla...
by BMLtech
Fri May 24, 2019 3:23 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Toilets near to Ramp for employees
Replies: 16
Views: 2715

Re: Toilets near to Ramp for employees

Pretty safe assumption that this fellow will be on midnights in the hangar for the forseeable future so I'm sure he's got nothing to worry about as long as he can hold it until break time. If it's a medical issue then that's another story...
by BMLtech
Fri May 17, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Watch That Overhead Baggage
Replies: 4
Views: 1138

Re: Watch That Overhead Baggage

The whole carry-on issue has gotten completely out of hand since they started charging for checked bags. Scary watching the bins flex in turbulence when they are way overloaded.One of these days the whole thing will detach and come down on the pax in a hard landing. What gets me is every domestic fl...
by BMLtech
Sat May 11, 2019 7:28 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Kelowna Flightcraft DC-10
Replies: 11
Views: 2914

Re: Kelowna Flightcraft DC-10

That's interesting hypothetical speculation but it sounds a lot like insider trading so highly doubtful anything like that could happen in this day and age.
by BMLtech
Mon May 06, 2019 6:35 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Sukhoi Superjet on fire Moscow
Replies: 64
Views: 5341

Re: Sukhoi Superjet on fire Moscow

from the videos it appears they bounced so hard that the gear failed and both wing fuel tanks were breached.Most aircraft have fuse pins at the gear attach points specifically to prevent this type of event. Horrific.
by BMLtech
Sun May 05, 2019 8:35 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Kelowna Flightcraft DC-10
Replies: 11
Views: 2914

Re: Kelowna Flightcraft DC-10

I agree with above but it's sad that what was once Canada's third largest flight operations department is now just an empty shell. Very difficult to rebuild. KF had some experienced drivers, I wonder where they all ended up.. In 40 years of operations, I only recall one hull loss, the DC3 at Mayne i...
by BMLtech
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:31 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Kelowna Flightcraft DC-10
Replies: 11
Views: 2914

Re: Kelowna Flightcraft DC-10

My guess is KF’s business model of using vintage aircraft with low acquisition cost and high fuel burn did not align with what customers are looking for these days.
by BMLtech
Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:24 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Kelowna Flightcraft DC-10
Replies: 11
Views: 2914

Re: Kelowna Flightcraft DC-10

Pretty sure it’s over. I read that the last one was parked/sold. Reference to DC 10 is gone from kfaero website.
by BMLtech
Sat Apr 20, 2019 7:24 am
Forum: WestJet
Topic: Grooming thread gone bye bye???
Replies: 9
Views: 4459

Re: Grooming thread gone bye bye???

You guys gotta remember that free speech is all well and good, but whenever there is any content that someone may consider as damaging to a brand in any way, the folks that host these websites have little choice other than deep six the content, or square off with a phalanx of shark lawyers and start...
by BMLtech
Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:29 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max
Replies: 456
Views: 37051

Re: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max

lownslow wrote:
Tue Apr 16, 2019 11:04 am
I have a stupid question about manual pitch trim on the 737. Is there really a big-ass cable loop from the trim wheel to the stabilizer jack(S)?
Yes there is, and its about a mile long. Design goes back to the 707 and the 727 was the same.
by BMLtech
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:21 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max
Replies: 456
Views: 37051

Re: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max

Perhaps the MAX needed either a revised/enlarged tailplane, or a longer fuselage, to counter the adverse aerodynamic effects of the engine /nacelle combination, but Boeing went for the easy option, artificial aerodynamic enhancement. Not so easy now. This whole situation is possibly resulting from t...
by BMLtech
Thu Apr 04, 2019 11:51 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max
Replies: 456
Views: 37051

Re: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max

http://avherald.com/h?article=4c534c4a Very detailed report on the incident, please read. Wow. 500 knots IAS, that must be nearly supersonic, speed would have been quickly beyond flap extend speed.Air loads on the stab would have been massive, and they didn't reduce the power from 94%N1 .. but I su...
by BMLtech
Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:18 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max
Replies: 456
Views: 37051

Re: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max

MCAS does not override crew electric trim inputs. You can trim the aircraft nose up, but then when you release the trim MCAS activates nose down again and continues to do so until the crew either trims nose up again or disables the trim system. So if for some reason they were unable to manually trim...

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