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by J31
Tue Apr 09, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: 737 Max 8 Simulators
Replies: 23
Views: 3173

Re: 737 Max 8 Simulators

Don't worry boys.....she is bolted to the floor! :smt040
by J31
Mon Apr 08, 2019 12:27 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Harbour Air switching to battery powered planes
Replies: 57
Views: 4359

Re: Harbour Air switching to battery powered planes

C-GGGQ wrote:
Mon Apr 08, 2019 8:47 am
Which begs the question: new motor and same prop? Or will they make in upgraded 3 or even 4+ bladed prop for the new motor?
You can run a lighter prop because there are almost no power pulses.
by J31
Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max
Replies: 436
Views: 29752

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

Last week Boeing was very bullish on having a fix in short order. Now this week they seem to be eating humble pie. Why the change in attitude? Generally the B737 initial climb procedure is to fly V2 +15-25kts to 1000 agl. Then you start accelerating, retract the flaps, and continue climb at minimum ...
by J31
Thu Apr 04, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max
Replies: 436
Views: 29752

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

It is very much looking like the ethiopian crew was not able to manually trim the stab nose up due to out of trim aerodynamic forces, which explains why they would have selected the stab trim cut out back to on to attempt to electrically trim up...but MCAS trims down at a faster rate than normal up...
by J31
Thu Apr 04, 2019 9:57 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max
Replies: 436
Views: 29752

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

I agree with what you are suggesting, why would they not have been able to electrically trim up, and then immediately shut off the trim, but perhaps this is due to task saturation with other false warnings etc. Here's a question for a Max driver- does the electric column trim switch operate the tri...
by J31
Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:05 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: 737 max
Replies: 179
Views: 20263

Re: 737 max

Boeing's fix for 737 MAX will take additional weeks.....

https://www.cnn.com/2019/04/01/politics ... index.html
by J31
Sun Mar 31, 2019 8:34 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Air Transat 737 Diversion to EWR Mar 9th
Replies: 21
Views: 2033

Re: Air Transat 737 Diversion to EWR Mar 9th

Looks like it was an evacuation due to the fire crew believing that the discharged halon was smoke and the odour of an electrical fire. A fire crew induced evacuation based on incorrect info. Has anybody here had the opportunity to smell halon who can let us know what it smells like? "C-GTQG, a Boe...
by J31
Wed Mar 27, 2019 7:41 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: 737 max
Replies: 179
Views: 20263

Re: 737 max

On one of my last SIMs on the 767 (before transitioning to the 777) after I did a departure from LHR and leveled off at 5,000 ft, the inspector froze the simulator to ask me a question: "Do you always hand-fly your departures?" To which I replied, "Doesn't everybody?" One of the most curious charac...
by J31
Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: boeing 737max software fix I hope the software engineers thought a
Replies: 2
Views: 645

Re: boeing 737max software fix I hope the software engineers thought a

Was doing. Super cell and Micro burst/ wind-shear procedures in sim last week. It occurred to me in light of the max737 that the the fix for the software and the additional sensor still could leave a crew on the ragged edge plane encounter a wind shear micro burst requiring max thrust and nose up t...
by J31
Tue Mar 26, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Twin otter on the ice
Replies: 51
Views: 3835

Re: Twin otter on the ice

440 Transport Squadron operates the CC-138 Twin Otter

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/440_Transport_Squadron
by J31
Tue Mar 26, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max
Replies: 436
Views: 29752

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

https://www.businessinsider.com/lion-air-737-max-pilots-unaware-of-3-key-steps-to-avert-crash-report-2019-3 I guess the question is whether the pilots were trained to deal with the situation. I suspect not. -------------------------------------------------------------------- Pilots in the Lion Air ...
by J31
Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:24 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: 737 max
Replies: 179
Views: 20263

Re: 737 max

Great interview Raymond Hall!
by J31
Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:47 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: WJ still flying the 737MAX on Flight aware 16/3/19?
Replies: 10
Views: 2307

Re: WJ still flying the 737MAX on Flight aware 16/3/19?

They do not have all the rights to ferry an aircraft for maintenance. They have to apply to TC for that specific aircraft for that specific flight and be able to prove that the aircraft is in an airworthy state. Interesting conversation knowing the present ststus of the Max. Well we all know it is ...
by J31
Mon Mar 18, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max
Replies: 436
Views: 29752

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

So you're going to use the cut-out switches when the Speed Trim and/or Mach Trim move the Stabilser? We are talking uncommanded runaway not normal operations of minor trim inputs. Let's try to use some common sense here. TWO hull losses with nearly 350 people dead! Common sense is there is somethin...
by J31
Sun Mar 17, 2019 10:54 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max
Replies: 436
Views: 29752

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

https://www.cbc.ca/news/world/ethiopia-plane-crash-funeral-1.5059971 Preliminary data retrieved from the flight data recorder of the Ethiopian Airlines plane that crashed shows "a clear similarity" with an earlier disaster in Indonesia, Ethiopia's transport minister said Sunday. Dagmawit Moges told ...
by J31
Sat Mar 16, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max
Replies: 436
Views: 29752

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

One of the things that drives me nuts is how the airframer sales people sell these airplanes to their airline customers - usually bean counters and MBA's. "Really easy to fly, no problem bringing low time cadets on board." " Reduced training costs. All your XXX pilots need is an internet based diff...
by J31
Sat Mar 16, 2019 9:15 am
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: WJ still flying the 737MAX on Flight aware 16/3/19?
Replies: 10
Views: 2307

Re: WJ still flying the 737MAX on Flight aware 16/3/19?

The MAX 8 has been ferried to maintenance bases . I would not put much faith in FlightAware to get the aircraft types correct. For example MAX8 C-FCTK is showing on FlightAware as a 737-700NG
by J31
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canada To Decommission Hundreds of VORs, NDBs
Replies: 50
Views: 4608

Re: Canada To Decommission Hundreds of VORs, NDBs

C.W.E. wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:06 pm
I really miss the Radio Range system.
Sure you do, sure you do! :lol: :lol:
by J31
Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:13 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Scorpion in seat stings passenger on Toronto to Calgary Air Transat flight
Replies: 7
Views: 1199

Re: Scorpion in seat stings passenger on Toronto to Calgary Air Transat flight

digits_ wrote:
Tue Mar 12, 2019 5:48 am
Just imagine what would have happened if she got stung, never saw the scorpion and went to the doctor to get it checked out.
New movie! Scorpions on a Plane!
by J31
Sat Mar 09, 2019 10:28 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Missing helicopter between Sudbury and Kapuskasing
Replies: 10
Views: 1978

Re: Missing helicopter between Sudbury and Kapuskasing

Sounds like no flight plan, no tracking, over 36 hours before the search stated. Night flight over sparsely settled area.

I hope the outcome is positive but it is not looking good.

Why are folks still going missing in aircraft with great tracking devices available?
by J31
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: Nice touch
Replies: 1
Views: 1006

Re: Nice touch

Information and goodwill goes a long way to keeping folks calm. :smt023
by J31
Tue Mar 05, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: Elevator position for tailwind in taildragger
Replies: 17
Views: 680

Re: Elevator position for tailwind in taildragger

In deep snow I just let the elevator trail along :smt040
by J31
Sun Feb 17, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Westwind
Replies: 401
Views: 73119

Re: Westwind

This doesn't need to be a black-and-white issue. So the aerodrome is not equipped for de-icing. The majority of the time, you can go in and out of there without a hassle. The one time you do land there and the aircraft does happen to get contaminated while it's sitting there, and it's not something...
by J31
Sat Feb 09, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Air Tindi Flight Missing
Replies: 128
Views: 19629

Re: Air Tindi Flight Missing

Does anyone here know if that flight filed an IFR flight plan? They may have had an IFR clearance out of YZF controlled airspace. However where they were found and the Whati (lac La Martre) is uncontrolled airspace below 18000 ft. I do not know present practice but in the past one would likely oper...

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