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by sportingrifle
Sun Dec 29, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Ol' PFO
Replies: 91
Views: 33794

Re: The Ol' PFO

OK Jazz PML'ers, listen up, I can give you some really great tips on how to screw this up based on real life scenarios. With the requirement to hire the vast majority of you, the bar is really high and it is a real challenge not to get hired, but it can be done. Part of the problem is that you reall...
by sportingrifle
Fri Nov 08, 2019 9:38 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: The Air Canada OTS thread
Replies: 1725
Views: 449355

Re: The Air Canada OTS thread

There is something very telling in this for those contemplating chasing tin and money overseas....... The other interesting thing is the massive experience difference between the "Off the Street" nerw hires and Jazz PML new hires. Not sure why AC is continuing with such a high ratio PML intake when ...
by sportingrifle
Thu Oct 24, 2019 5:29 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing allegedly Misled FAA on MAX certification.
Replies: 116
Views: 4956

Re: Boeing allegedly Misled FAA on MAX certification.

Photofly....the great authority of the stab tim is not to cater to the speed range, but to the large C of G range the airplane is designed for. This is why with almost all transport category aircraft, the stab trim is usually far more powerful than the elevators. Which is also why using the stab as ...
by sportingrifle
Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:03 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing allegedly Misled FAA on MAX certification.
Replies: 116
Views: 4956

Re: Boeing allegedly Misled FAA on MAX certification.

The sim will mimic the pitch force/thrust relationship. If I can I will also manually mis-trim it and see how ugly it is. I know check pilots have had their eyes opened playing with it.
by sportingrifle
Mon Oct 21, 2019 8:43 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing allegedly Misled FAA on MAX certification.
Replies: 116
Views: 4956

Re: Boeing allegedly Misled FAA on MAX certification.

I don't think the crews reluctance to reduce thrust was so much related to trim speed as it was due to the pitching moments. In most twin engined jets with large underslung engines, there is a marked pitch up moment with thrust increase and an equally large nose down pitch moment with a thrust decre...
by sportingrifle
Mon Oct 21, 2019 10:59 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing allegedly Misled FAA on MAX certification.
Replies: 116
Views: 4956

Re: Boeing allegedly Misled FAA on MAX certification.

I am going to suggest that there be a thread called "Pissing Contests." Whenever two posters use a thread to become combatants and drift the thread away from the topic at hand, their posts get moved to the "Pissing Contest" thread.

Sportingrifle
by sportingrifle
Sun Oct 20, 2019 2:29 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing allegedly Misled FAA on MAX certification.
Replies: 116
Views: 4956

Re: Boeing allegedly Misled FAA on MAX certification.

"I am working on Jedi-mind tricking regulators into accepting the training that I got accepted by FAA.” Mark Forkner, Boeing Chief Technical Pilot B737 Max. Wow, just Wow. Those " Jedi mind tricked" regulators are going to be trusting nothing they get from Boeing or the FAA, and with good reason giv...
by sportingrifle
Tue Sep 03, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: More grist for the F18 replacement mill..
Replies: 87
Views: 7431

Re: More grist for the F18 replacement mill..

What would happen - and I mean actually happen - if we bought nothing? And what could happen if we spent the money on something else? And what could that something else be? Wars are ultimately won by economies. The industrial might of the US in WWII is what won the war in both Europe and the Pacific...
by sportingrifle
Fri Aug 23, 2019 12:58 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max
Replies: 470
Views: 46851

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

Boeingboy... You stated that "At the time of the groundings there was no hard evidence of what happened." Not true. What happened the day before China grounded the Max is that the Ethiopians found the stab jackscrew buried in a smoking hole in the ground, and it was in the full nose down position. W...
by sportingrifle
Thu Aug 22, 2019 12:06 am
Forum: Air Canada
Topic: ALPA blows off ACPA? Or ACPA blows off ALPA?
Replies: 27
Views: 7963

Re: ALPA blows off ACPA? Or ACPA blows off ALPA?

Fanblade, Warden, et all. Obviously, we all have a right to vote how we see fit, but you may want to spend a sober second thought on voting to join ALPA. I have had the "pleasure" of being represented by both CALPA, ALPA, and ACPA. ACPA has made some blunders and its internal political infighting ha...
by sportingrifle
Wed Jul 17, 2019 10:20 pm
Forum: Flight Training
Topic: PFC or Glacier Air
Replies: 8
Views: 995

Re: PFC or Glacier Air

Don't walk, run.
You will never look back.
by sportingrifle
Sun May 19, 2019 10:32 pm
Forum: Air Transat
Topic: DOH merge.
Replies: 552
Views: 64919

Re: DOH merge.

Just curious if anyone has this data handy...

How many pilots does AT have ?
What is the median age?
What is the median years of service?

Thanks, Sportingrifle.
by sportingrifle
Fri May 17, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: WestJet to be sold in friendly deal to Onex Corp. for $5 billion
Replies: 130
Views: 24463

Re: WestJet to be sold in friendly deal to Onex Corp. for $5 billion

What is the value of WJ, Encore, Swoop, and WestJets rewards program if they are divided up and sold off? I hope for all my teal friends that it is less than $5Bn. - I have seen this movie before.
by sportingrifle
Sun May 05, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue
Replies: 294
Views: 44464

Re: Boeing Systemic Problems Continue

L39 guy... Almost any airplane with powered stab tim...ie all Airbus and the B777, 787, can be trimmed "manually" at any airspeed from any trim position. The problem with the 737 stab manual trim is that it is just the pilot winding on a wheel connected by hundreds of feet of cable to the stab jacks...
by sportingrifle
Fri Apr 05, 2019 8:29 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max
Replies: 470
Views: 46851

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

complexintentions The speculation, and I can't stress enough that it is only speculation at this point, is that the crew turned the stab cutout switches back on because they were unable to manually trim the airplane as per the Boeing QRH. This is a well known issue with the first generation 737's th...
by sportingrifle
Thu Apr 04, 2019 12:46 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max
Replies: 470
Views: 46851

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

BML Tech....I think you may be very close to the truth here. Some of the check pilots at my airline gamed it in the sim and ran into just such a situation. Just speculation on my part, but I am wondering if the knowledge of this scenario is what perhaps caused Boeing/FAA to announce a further delay ...
by sportingrifle
Tue Mar 19, 2019 4:02 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max
Replies: 470
Views: 46851

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

Boeingboy.... If the problem was pilot performance or training, or merely a substandard part, that is what the AD would have addressed. A quick software patch or new part and we are good to go. This is not the case - Air Canada just announced that the grounding for their fleet will be for a minimum ...
by sportingrifle
Mon Mar 18, 2019 5:55 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max
Replies: 470
Views: 46851

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

..... I think that this is going to be way bigger than the 737, definitely way bigger than the sub-system in the airplane that caused the problem. First of all, it calls into question Boeing's competence and approach to aircraft certification in general. A quick read of the Far.25 certification stan...
by sportingrifle
Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max
Replies: 470
Views: 46851

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

..... Now try looking at the clock while flying a simulator close to the ground with a stick shaker activated, aural warnings of "stall," "too low", don't sink," differing indicated airspeeds, some warning messages on the EICAS, and the mis-trimming happening intermittantly. Time flies when you are ...
by sportingrifle
Mon Mar 18, 2019 12:44 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max
Replies: 470
Views: 46851

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

Digits.... That is a great question. Since there are no simulators with MCAS programmed in to them, hard to know definitively. But the guess is about 20 seconds...ie 2 cyles of MCAS takes the stab to near full nose down. It depends on how much reverse trimming is done in between. Originally the syst...

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