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by BravoOne
Thu May 23, 2019 10:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's Munoz: Will be on first 737 MAX flight, willing to change flights for customers
Replies: 110
Views: 13758

Re: UA's Munoz: Will be on first 737 MAX flight, willing to change flights for customers

The engine placement led to needing MCAS, yes. The issue was that MCAS was based on a single AoA sensor, which is in hindsight (and should have been foresight), a profoundly stupid decision. The fix is towards updating the MCAS system to use both AoA sensors and return control to the pilots in the ...

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by BravoOne
Thu May 23, 2019 4:14 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: FAA Inspectors Accusing Agency of Negligence
Replies: 37
Views: 3219

Re: FAA Inspectors Accusing Agency of Negligence

hiflyeras wrote:
Certain airlines have had the FAA in their pocket for years...it's only lately that they've been found out.



Sources and names of airlines please?

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by BravoOne
Thu May 23, 2019 2:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: UA's Munoz: Will be on first 737 MAX flight, willing to change flights for customers
Replies: 110
Views: 13758

Re: UA's Munoz: Will be on first 737 MAX flight, willing to change flights for customers

Well you know its just a matter of time before another MAX has an incident/accident of some sort, but totally unrelated to MCAS. The real test is to see how the traveling public reacts to that as the media will be all over it with their typical misinformation and bombastic headlines.

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by BravoOne
Thu May 23, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1709
Views: 163764

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Now the question has been answered that MCAS was required for certification of the MAX. Next, are there any other new aircraft that are too slow to recover from a stall, that they have an auto system to move the stab or elevator to tip the nose down? 767-2C I take it? Any others, 787, A350? Has not...

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by BravoOne
Wed May 22, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1709
Views: 163764

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Now the question has been answered that MCAS was required for certification of the MAX. Next, are there any other new aircraft that are too slow to recover from a stall, that they have an auto system to move the stab or elevator to tip the nose down? 767-2C I take it? Any others, 787, A350? Has not...

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by BravoOne
Wed May 22, 2019 7:07 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1709
Views: 163764

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

Free the MAX. Is it definitively known if MCAS was needed for certification? Or was it just optional to decrease training from the NG. Is there a definitive statement on this from Boeing or the FAA? Seems like the most basic question for Boeing or the FAA to answer to regain credibility with other ...

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by BravoOne
Wed May 22, 2019 4:36 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran conflict a threat to gulf carriers?
Replies: 39
Views: 5571

Re: Iran conflict a threat to gulf carriers?

Yuanes wrote:
Donald Trump has said something that says there will be Iran war



Please provide your exact source if you want post this stuff. (I can hear the search engines spinning now). On the other hand Iran is fond of saying "Death to America" over and over.

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by BravoOne
Wed May 22, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Iran conflict a threat to gulf carriers?
Replies: 39
Views: 5571

Re: Iran conflict a threat to gulf carriers?

Don't think anyone is going to start a war unless Iram fires on a US Navy ship, and even this would be nothing more than a small skirmish at tihis point in time. The cable news networks are stirring this pot for their own agendas.

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by BravoOne
Tue May 21, 2019 11:35 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do the MAX 7 and 10 require MCAS?
Replies: 32
Views: 2325

Re: Do the MAX 7 and 10 require MCAS?

this is an interesting discussion about MCAS. Quoting BravoOne (Reply # 12), "26000+ plus hours and typed in every Boeing except the 747." and Quoting mmo (Reply # 15), "Typed on all Boeings from the 727, All 747 777 and787 . . ." Wow, that is absolutely impressive! I'm speechle...

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by BravoOne
Tue May 21, 2019 4:40 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do the MAX 7 and 10 require MCAS?
Replies: 32
Views: 2325

Re: Do the MAX 7 and 10 require MCAS?

My answer came directly from the Boeing CSID (Crew Systems Inteface Document) Sorry if it does not fit your mental picture of how and why this system works. Inspite of the MCAS debacle, I respect the Boeing flight control team more that your sources which BTW, I have not bothered to read yet. Non P...

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by BravoOne
Tue May 21, 2019 1:21 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do the MAX 7 and 10 require MCAS?
Replies: 32
Views: 2325

Re: Do the MAX 7 and 10 require MCAS?

My answer came directly from the Boeing CSID (Crew Systems Inteface Document) Sorry if it does not fit your mental picture of how and why this system works. Inspite of the MCAS debacle, I respect the Boeing flight control team more that your sources which BTW, I have not bothered to read yet. Non Pi...

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by BravoOne
Mon May 20, 2019 11:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do the MAX 7 and 10 require MCAS?
Replies: 32
Views: 2325

Re: Do the MAX 7 and 10 require MCAS?

@Brave One. As a non pilot, It would be great to know more about MCAS from a pilots point of view. Well like so many other talking heads, I have never flown the 737MAX or even the NG so I would be a poor point of reference regarding these flying qualities. The last 737 I flew was the Jurasic 737-20...

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by BravoOne
Mon May 20, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do the MAX 7 and 10 require MCAS?
Replies: 32
Views: 2325

Re: Do the MAX 7 and 10 require MCAS?

Maneuver Characteristics Augmentation System (MCAS) The larger diameter LEAP-1B engines on the 737 MAX degrade high-speed pitch up characteristics compared to the 737 NG. The MCAS control law, along with a revised vortex generator pattern, were added to the MAX to provide approach-to-stall feel forc...

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by BravoOne
Mon May 20, 2019 8:16 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Do the MAX 7 and 10 require MCAS?
Replies: 32
Views: 2325

Re: Do the MAX 7 and 10 require MCAS?

Actually, none of the Max family needs it. It was added to allow pilots to have an easier transition from the Steam gauge and Classic as far as flight characteristics go. Wow, I don't know where you came up with that idea? Don't intend to debate this topic anymore but while your premise is correct,...

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by BravoOne
Mon May 20, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine failure question
Replies: 46
Views: 3263

Re: Engine failure question

The 707 was a real handful if you had two engines out on the same side. It was a part of every FAA rating ride, and recurrent check thereafter just as a single engine approach to landing was in the 727, DC10, L1011 and MD11. The good news is that I don't recall other than once, having to shut down a...

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by BravoOne
Sun May 19, 2019 6:11 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why does the cockpit voice warning in MD-10 and MD-11 sound so computery?
Replies: 12
Views: 1460

Re: Why does the cockpit voice warning in MD-10 and MD-11 sound so conputery?

You can look this woman up on Gogle. Just type in Bitchin Betty and you will see she retired from Boeing a few years back.

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by BravoOne
Sun May 19, 2019 3:28 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why does the cockpit voice warning in MD-10 and MD-11 sound so computery?
Replies: 12
Views: 1460

Re: Why does the cockpit voice warning in MD-10 and MD-11 sound so conputery?

Somewhere on the net you can find the woman who made the female versions of these call outs.

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by BravoOne
Sun May 19, 2019 1:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why does the cockpit voice warning in MD-10 and MD-11 sound so computery?
Replies: 12
Views: 1460

Re: Why does the cockpit voice warning in MD-10 and MD-11 sound so conputery?

As I recall, you can get this voice in both male and female versions.

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by BravoOne
Sat May 18, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine failure question
Replies: 46
Views: 3263

Re: Engine failure question

Most flight Tris and Quad oceanic/remote flight plans are built around the loss of two engines, not just one. More than once I have seen UAL 747's going from NRT to SFO and continuing on after the loss of one engine. Mind you, this was not a fire but either cautionary shutdown of other type of flame...

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by BravoOne
Thu May 16, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine failure question
Replies: 46
Views: 3263

Re: Engine failure question

On ground you can transfer from/to anywhere without leaving the cockpit just using the MCDU which is very convenient." Is this an aproved flight crew procedure, or one of this closely guarded secrets that maintenance uses? It's a maintenance thing... but not a secret :D Enter the CFDS -> LRU m...

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by BravoOne
Thu May 16, 2019 8:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Engine failure question
Replies: 46
Views: 3263

Re: Engine failure question

On ground you can transfer from/to anywhere without leaving the cockpit just using the MCDU which is very convenient." I have never heard of this feature in spite of flying the MD11 for about 7 years. Is this an aproved flight crew procedure, or one of this closely guarded secrets that maintena...

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by BravoOne
Thu May 16, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019
Replies: 1709
Views: 163764

Re: Boeing 737MAX Grounded Worldwide Q2 2019

kalvado wrote:
Aviation737 wrote:
Does anyone know when the grounding will be lifted?

Not even Boeing themselves. different dates are thrown around, June, July, August... time will tell.


As recent as three weeks ago they were telling insiders sometime in June. That looks to be very optimistic, at best.

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by BravoOne
Tue May 14, 2019 11:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Air Canada leasing Omni planes for the Vancouver - Hawaii route
Replies: 15
Views: 4019

Re: Air Canada leasing Omni planes for the Vancouver - Hawaii route

I'm surprised the AC pilot contract would allow this kind of operation. Certainly could not do this with any of the legacy airlines down in the US.

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by BravoOne
Tue May 14, 2019 1:57 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flying the Plane, versus systems management flying
Replies: 80
Views: 9497

Re: Flying the Plane, versus systems management flying

14CFR121.438(b)... "No person may conduct operations under this part unless, for that type airplane, either the pilot in command or the second in command has at least 75 hours of line operating flight time, either as pilot in command or second in command." Thanks for the reply and referen...

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by BravoOne
Mon May 13, 2019 11:38 pm
Forum: Non-Aviation
Topic: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy
Replies: 139
Views: 14273

Re: China threats Boeing to punish for Trump policy

The Chinese are criminals at heart. Boeing ships a part over for a 787 simulator and China holds it in Customs for a month or more while the Chinese reverse engineer the part. Everyone knows what's going on, but that is just part of the price for doing business with these scoundrels. We would be bet...

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by BravoOne
Mon May 13, 2019 11:32 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flying the Plane, versus systems management flying
Replies: 80
Views: 9497

Re: Flying the Plane, versus systems management flying

Sure they would...and they do. The rule is 75 hours...one pilot must have 75 hours. That's it. For the life of me I cannot find this post that has been quoted? I certainly agree the many low time crews are paired during initial introduction of a new piece of equipment. Not familiar with the 75 hour...

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by BravoOne
Mon May 13, 2019 11:30 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flying the Plane, versus systems management flying
Replies: 80
Views: 9497

Re: Flying the Plane, versus systems management flying

I see what you're saying, But years ago I had to yearly go to United's Denver flight training Center DENTK to requalify for my High power run training, where I would see pilots leave the simulator in a full on Sweat! Every now and then you would see simulators in some Odd angle where the techs woul...

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by BravoOne
Mon May 13, 2019 6:12 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Challenger 601 down - Vegas to Monterrey
Replies: 46
Views: 11320

Re: Challenger 601 down - Vegas to Monterrey

A lengthy post over on PP says this Capt had a rap sheet a mile long for past criminal drug activity.

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by BravoOne
Mon May 13, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN announces service to ITO
Replies: 93
Views: 13129

Re: WN announces service to ITO

I recall two things about ITO, the constant rain and the DME arc approach that was used. Oh yea I forgot the monkey bar at the hotel. HNL was so much more fun back in those days.

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by BravoOne
Mon May 13, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN announces service to ITO
Replies: 93
Views: 13129

Re: WN announces service to ITO

United flew DC-8s and Pan Am flew 707s LAX to ITO early 1970s flew each several times United flew DC-10s too. Flew LAX-ITO right after the DC-10 grounding was lifted with 26 passengers on board - great service on that flight. Western flew LAX-ITO also. I though PA dropped ITO in 1969. Did it last l...

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by BravoOne
Mon May 13, 2019 2:28 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: At DL flying is a family affair
Replies: 58
Views: 6541

Re: At DL flying is a family affair

I can only speak for DL, but I think UA and AA follow similar practices in that you use a common website to submit you initial pilot application so as to minimize the past practice of submitting it via the local Chief Pilot and having it ram rodded through the app process. This does wonders to elimi...

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by BravoOne
Sun May 12, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Cargojet private planes
Replies: 14
Views: 2213

Re: Cargojet private planes

Interesting choice for an Corporate Boeing. As I recall, this is the airplane that Jet East operated with a set of PATS aux tanks that gave it close to 20+ hours of range? Also the ELAN Express call sign is unusual as it was attached to a pair of 757's operated out of KBFI, one of which now belongs ...

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by BravoOne
Sun May 12, 2019 1:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: At DL flying is a family affair
Replies: 58
Views: 6541

Re: At DL flying is a family affair

cokepopper wrote:
From what I understood as an employee. Delta would never hire family members. This changed with the Pan Am acquisition.



Not true but why bother explaining.

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by BravoOne
Sat May 11, 2019 9:36 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Wide bodies operating into LGA anymore ?
Replies: 10
Views: 2046

Re: Wide bodies operating into LGA anymore ?

I use to go there in the L1011 about once every six months. Kind of fun at the time.

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by BravoOne
Sat May 11, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: WN announces service to ITO
Replies: 93
Views: 13129

Re: WN announces service to ITO

ITO was always a poor performer from the mainland. To much rain and few significant resorts compared to other areas of the islands. Predict this won't last long.

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by BravoOne
Sat May 11, 2019 5:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Delta 767 Engine Question
Replies: 5
Views: 1477

Re: Delta 767 Engine Question

If they are 12+ hours it might be driven by a crew rest facility issue as opposed to the engine make/model. Just a guess?

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by BravoOne
Sat May 11, 2019 4:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?
Replies: 270
Views: 29251

Re: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?

The most salient quote from the 60 minutes report for me is: "The Boeing whistleblower who is working with the FBI confirmed that making the MCAS flight control system reliant on only one sensor was a deliberate decision to avoid the need for expensive LEVEL D or flight simulator training. &qu...

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by BravoOne
Fri May 10, 2019 8:22 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?
Replies: 270
Views: 29251

Re: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?

The Boeing whistle blower is full of you know what. Simply not a correct assessment as written or reported.

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by BravoOne
Fri May 10, 2019 7:18 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?
Replies: 270
Views: 29251

Re: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?

The most salient quote from the 60 minutes report for me is: "The Boeing whistleblower who is working with the FBI confirmed that making the MCAS flight control system reliant on only one sensor was a deliberate decision to avoid the need for expensive LEVEL D or flight simulator training. &qu...

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by BravoOne
Fri May 10, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flying the Plane, versus systems management flying
Replies: 80
Views: 9497

Re: Flying the Plane, versus systems management flying

Sure they would...and they do. The rule is 75 hours...one pilot must have 75 hours. That's it. For the life of me I cannot find this post that has been quoted? I certainly agree the many low time crews are paired during initial introduction of a new piece of equipment. Not familiar with the 75 hour...

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by BravoOne
Thu May 09, 2019 8:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What are the chances that a single-engine pilot could land a 707?
Replies: 43
Views: 4222

Re: What are the chances that a single-engine pilot could land a 707?

Other than dialing down the pressurization system to landing field elevation there is not a lot of man/machine interface on the FE panel. Your ears might not like it, but it wouldn't kill you either. Fuel, hydraulics and electrics should be okay unless there was a glitch. Good luck cause your'e goi...

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by BravoOne
Thu May 09, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?
Replies: 270
Views: 29251

Re: Something wrong with Boeing's safety culture?

I think it has not been posted in the thread, this Bloomberg article with some interesting views from former, non anonymous, Boeing engineers: https://www.bloomberg.com/news/features/2019-05-09/former-boeing-engineers-say-relentless-cost-cutting-sacrificed-safety? This kind of reporting drives me n...

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by BravoOne
Thu May 09, 2019 2:30 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Challenger 601 down - Vegas to Monterrey
Replies: 46
Views: 11320

Re: Challenger 601 down - Vegas to Monterrey

Well I ask because the Western Airlines, Mexico City DC10 accident in late 1979 never recieved the benefit of an official NTSB report..as far as I know. There was a pretty good ALPA report, but it was not widely distributed. This Challenger accident, although a N registered airplane might not quali...

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by BravoOne
Thu May 09, 2019 1:52 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What are the chances that a single-engine pilot could land a 707?
Replies: 43
Views: 4222

Re: What are the chances that a single-engine pilot could land a 707?

Other than dialing down the pressurization system to landing field elevation there is not a lot of man/machine interface on the FE panel. Your ears might not like it, but it wouldn't kill you either. Fuel, hydraulics and electrics should be okay unless there was a glitch. Good luck cause your'e goin...

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by BravoOne
Thu May 09, 2019 1:41 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Challenger 601 down - Vegas to Monterrey
Replies: 46
Views: 11320

Re: Challenger 601 down - Vegas to Monterrey

People who believe accidents happen in threes are the same ones that hear voices and wear tin foil hats. Nonething to base this baseless theory on.

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by BravoOne
Wed May 08, 2019 10:48 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airbus navigation display prefixed waypoints (ABxxxxx)
Replies: 7
Views: 1190

Re: Airbus navigation display prefixed waypoints (ABxxxxx)

Just a guess but perhaps that reflects an "abeam waypoint"?

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by BravoOne
Wed May 08, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Boeing Modes vs Airbus Laws
Replies: 27
Views: 3271

Re: How FBW is the B787?

This is such a broad question perhaps you could narrow it down to specific function of a particular flight control. I remain clueless about the subtle differences between Airbus and 787 applied technology. Both the 777 and 787 are fully FBW so if that's the question, there is the answer. Most of thi...

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by BravoOne
Tue May 07, 2019 11:15 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Challenger 601 down - Vegas to Monterrey
Replies: 46
Views: 11320

Re: Challenger 601 down - Vegas to Monterrey

Well I ask because the Western Airlines, Mexico City DC10 accident in late 1979 never recieved the benefit of an official NTSB report..as far as I know. There was a pretty good ALPA report, but it was not widely distributed. This Challenger accident, although a N registered airplane might not qualif...

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by BravoOne
Tue May 07, 2019 9:26 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Challenger 601 down - Vegas to Monterrey
Replies: 46
Views: 11320

Re: Challenger 601 down - Vegas to Monterrey

Wonder if the NTSB will open an investigation for this accident?

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by BravoOne
Mon May 06, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Is This Aircraft Taking Off or Landing?
Replies: 23
Views: 4895

Re: Is This Aircraft Taking Off or Landing?

It's hard to tell based on that alone. I never flew this airplane but I have a vague recollection of someone telling me these planes had variable flap settings depending on what kind of takeoff they wanted to make. In an A320, for example, you can land in Flaps-3 (vs Flaps-Full) and takeoff in Flap...

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