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by Meatservo
Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Twin otter on the ice
Replies: 60
Views: 7125

Re: Twin otter on the ice

I always found it relaxing to be asked to fly onto sea ice in flat light- because I wouldn't do it. There are certain times you can land somewhere unfamiliar in flat light... south of the tree-line you can be reasonably certain the snow will be fluffy enough that landing on it when you can't quite s...
by Meatservo
Sun Mar 24, 2019 9:25 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Shall I take a dock staff position or wait till I get my first flying position.
Replies: 7
Views: 1536

Re: Shall I take a dock staff position or wait till I get my first flying position.

I'm going to go waaay beyond the pale and suggest that you do whatever seems like the most fun. All roads lead to Rome in aviation. Out of the two possibilities you've presented us, neither one is a guarantee of future success, nor is it a limiting factor. My first season "on the dock" was a comp,et...
by Meatservo
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:21 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max
Replies: 470
Views: 45964

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

I can see some similarities between the different levels of automation for cars vs airplanes. With cars, they need to go from no automation to full autodriver where no human interaction is required, because an auto driver that only works 99% of the time and switches off just as you are about to hit...
by Meatservo
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max
Replies: 470
Views: 45964

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

[quote=boeingboy post_id=<a href="tel:1072627">1072627</a> time=<a href="tel:1553024463">1553024463</a> user_id=763] Everybody keeps thinking everything happened all at once and the crew was overwhelmed….that is not the case. The airspeed disagree and stick shaker came on at rotation. They were kno...
by Meatservo
Tue Mar 19, 2019 7:19 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max
Replies: 470
Views: 45964

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

It's pretty gutless to falsify another poster's post to get in your little high school right wing cracker spew. What are you talking about , Tovarishch ? Stick to the AOC program and all will be find, you silly commie. I'm just going to go copy the last couple of posts and move them ahead of this h...
by Meatservo
Tue Mar 19, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max
Replies: 470
Views: 45964

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

Everybody keeps thinking everything happened all at once and the crew was overwhelmed….that is not the case. The airspeed disagree and stick shaker came on at rotation. They were known, actioned and dealt with. It wasn't until about 2000 feet when the flaps came up that they got the nose down input...
by Meatservo
Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:52 am
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Advertising on side of commercial aircraft? (R1 DH8)
Replies: 6
Views: 1287

Re: Advertising on side of commercial aircraft? (R1 DH8)

I find it a bit low-class personally, but we live in a society where every vertical surface is either covered in advertising or graffitti, so I guess it's not surprising. They already do it on trains and buses. I find it rather negates the concept of "branding" which is important to airlines. Arguab...
by Meatservo
Thu Mar 14, 2019 11:46 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Mandatory life jacket wearing coming for most seaplanes
Replies: 72
Views: 9292

Re: Mandatory life jacket wearing coming for most seaplanes

I know it sounds flippant but if seaplane operators want to save lives, stop crashing. I mean that quite seriously. This flogging around on the coast in 1/4 mile and 100VV (VFR) needs to stop. The life jackets sound like such a good idea. And for pilots they are. But not for pax. Who is going to ge...
by Meatservo
Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:26 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max
Replies: 470
Views: 45964

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

I consider the American president to be a profoundly amoral and dissipated individual, but I have to say I agree with the basic sentiment in the above "tweet". How much more difficult to handle safely than a regular 737 does the new nacelle placement make it? Was it really necessary to install this ...
by Meatservo
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Mandatory life jacket wearing coming for most seaplanes
Replies: 72
Views: 9292

Re: Mandatory life jacket wearing coming for most seaplanes

FADEC wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:33 am
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I have the yellow lifejackets in pouches to be legal; they will likely never be used
Hopefully your new ones won't, either!
by Meatservo
Mon Mar 11, 2019 6:07 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Scorpion in seat stings passenger on Toronto to Calgary Air Transat flight
Replies: 7
Views: 1337

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

digits_ wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:47 pm
These emotional support animals are getting out of hand.
Meatservo wrote:
Mon Mar 11, 2019 1:48 pm
Was it an "Emotional support scorpion"?
Dang. I was typing that feverishly, trying to be the first one to make the "emotional support" joke. You beat me.
by Meatservo
Mon Mar 11, 2019 2:07 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max
Replies: 470
Views: 45964

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

Is there any evidence this MCAS thing was responsible for either accident? It sounds pretty easy to deal with.
by Meatservo
Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:51 am
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Ethiopian Airlines: 'No survivors' on crashed Boeing 737 max
Replies: 470
Views: 45964

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

Could someone put this MCAS thing into layperson's terms for us here? I've looked it up and what I have managed to figure out is that it's a modification made to the 737 that compensates for the increased effect that larger and more underslung engines have on longitudinal trim. Is this correct? I wo...
by Meatservo
Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:31 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Air Tindi Flight Missing
Replies: 190
Views: 33352

Re: Air Tindi Flight Missing

Illya Kuryakin , what are the three recent fatal accidents you are talking about? Other than this latest one, I can only think of the Caravan that crashed several years ago. You know, the one where the pilot was high on drugs. What's the third? If you smoke and go fly 2 days later your blood work i...
by Meatservo
Thu Mar 07, 2019 6:13 pm
Forum: Accidents, Incidents & Overdue Aircraft
Topic: Air Tindi Flight Missing
Replies: 190
Views: 33352

Re: Air Tindi Flight Missing

Illya Kuryakin, what are the three recent fatal accidents you are talking about? Other than this latest one, I can only think of the Caravan that crashed several years ago. You know, the one where the pilot was high on drugs. What's the third?
by Meatservo
Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:53 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canada To Decommission Hundreds of VORs, NDBs
Replies: 50
Views: 5495

Re: Canada To Decommission Hundreds of VORs, NDBs

This is all true, but the intergenerational shit was started with that silly post above by "Zaibatsu". You know, nobody old or young is doing NDB approaches anymore unless they absolutely have to. And they're actually pretty easy on autopilot too, having done a few I'd say that depending on what aut...
by Meatservo
Wed Mar 06, 2019 10:12 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canada To Decommission Hundreds of VORs, NDBs
Replies: 50
Views: 5495

Re: Canada To Decommission Hundreds of VORs, NDBs

I CANT BELIEVE THEY ARE DISCONNECTING NDBS WHY BACK IN MY DAY WE COULD GO ZERO ZERO IN A BLIZZARD 50 KNOT CROSSWIND ON A THOUSAND FOOT DIRT STRIP WITH A FIXED CARD ADF A COMPASS A WRISTWATCH AND A BOTTLE OF RYE AND WE WERE FAR SAFER THAN THIS MAGENTA LINE GENERATION Yes, I do feel that way. Thank y...
by Meatservo
Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:07 pm
Forum: General Comments
Topic: Canada To Decommission Hundreds of VORs, NDBs
Replies: 50
Views: 5495

Re: Canada To Decommission Hundreds of VORs, NDBs

I hope they leave some NDBs in the NDA. Even with RNAV approaches and GPS, it's nice to have some way to set your compass "independent of a magnetic source". Unless you can see the sun and happen to have your astrocompass and a current almanac, or you happen to be able to see Polaris, NDB/GPS is abo...
by Meatservo
Sun Mar 03, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: General Airline Industry Comments
Topic: Which Canadian Airlines expect their Flight Deck Crew to also be Cabin Groomers?
Replies: 65
Views: 12015

Re: Which Canadian Airlines expect their Flight Deck Crew to also be Cabin Groomers?

Anyway why can't it be about "status"? I understand the importance of humility but humans have organised themselves along these lines as long as there has been organized work. I also think we can disregard .'s old saw about formal education as a red herring. Degree of formal education is only the sm...

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