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by Bracebrace
11 Jan 2020, 16:43
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Boeing 737 (MAX) news
Replies: 610
Views: 405250

Re: Boeing 737 (MAX) news

Even in official mails, people will use "bar-talk". Like pilots judging their management... not always realistic as they hardly ever (rather never) know the complete story as to why certain decisions were/are taken.
by Bracebrace
17 Dec 2019, 19:00
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Boeing 737 (MAX) news
Replies: 610
Views: 405250

Re: Boeing 737 (MAX) news

ALL modern civilian and military jets have electronic systems to compensate the complex aerodynamics... You and Acid better start travelling by train, car, bicycle,... That's not the issue. The issue is when compensation devices fail and the failure effect of such failure on a commercial airliner. ...
by Bracebrace
04 Dec 2019, 17:21
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Flanders : Plane-pooling
Replies: 4
Views: 715

Re: Flanders : Plane-pooling

many people consider them as a luxury that the Earth can no longer afford. The aviation industry counters that aeroplanes have never been as efficient as now and turns to the governments which cannot agree on a Single European Sky that would cut emissions even more. Don't think the majority of the ...
by Bracebrace
05 Oct 2019, 17:07
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Social actions at air navigation service provider skeyes (Belgium) - possible air traffic disruptions
Replies: 669
Views: 110359

Re: Social actions at air navigation service provider skeyes (Belgium) - possible air traffic disruptions

We get our roster approx 14 days in advance, no bidding system, off days can be requested a month prior to release (but there is a lot of flexibility, probably the best in the world). I know companies where roster is published 10 days in advance and nothing is "on request". When it comes to family l...
by Bracebrace
23 Sep 2019, 17:45
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Boeing 737 (MAX) news
Replies: 610
Views: 405250

Re: Boeing 737 (MAX) news

It takes a long time to read, but this article of the New York Times is a great overview of the 737 MAX crashes. It shows that the pilots of both crashed aircraft have a large responsibility by lack of airmanship and that Airbus planes are intrinsically superior to Boeing ones. A great piece of jou...
by Bracebrace
22 Sep 2019, 12:05
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: Temp in baggage hold
Replies: 5
Views: 6559

Re: Temp in baggage hold

Maybe also specify the aircraft in more detail. B777 allows certain temperature control, B737 not. But it is supposed to be positive all the time.
by Bracebrace
22 Jul 2019, 10:40
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Air Belgium in 2019
Replies: 361
Views: 199740

Re: Air Belgium in 2019

1) we can’t get traffic rights The "we can't" is the exact reason why - IF there are talks - complete confidentiality is necessary. International politics and lobbying is involved. And clarification about "taxpayers" money is only required in due time, which is hypocrit anyway. It is not "our" mone...
by Bracebrace
03 Jul 2019, 13:40
Forum: Civil aviation / General aviation
Topic: Where does the thrust of a rocket engine actually acts?
Replies: 2
Views: 11367

Re: Where does the thrust of a rocket engine actually acts?

Even in a jet engine, the combustion creates a flow speed increase that creates a net drop in pressure, so there is no high sideways force. In a rocket engine, the exhaust is designed for a certain "atmospheric region". In the converging section, the pressure does not increase, the velocity increase...
by Bracebrace
23 May 2019, 19:14
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Boeing 737 (MAX) news
Replies: 610
Views: 405250

Re: Boeing 737 (MAX) news

No, Boeing does. It is a stabilizer trim runaway. The procedure the Ethiopian guys followed.
by Bracebrace
23 May 2019, 11:58
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Boeing 737 (MAX) news
Replies: 610
Views: 405250

Re: Boeing 737 (MAX) news

- At low speed a certain amount of change will trigger a pitching moment, the same amount of change will cause a larger pitching moment at high speed. - the final blow of MCAS at >340 kts put the aircraft in a nose down moment, unable to arrest with elevator alone (while before they were). Anyway, ...
by Bracebrace
23 May 2019, 09:29
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Boeing 737 (MAX) news
Replies: 610
Views: 405250

Re: Boeing 737 (MAX) news

- The force of the stabilizer (the surface controlled by MCAS) is proportional to the airspeed meaning: an input by MCAS might have been recoverable by pulling the yoke at low speed, but not at high speed due to the increased force. This is not just my analysisis, Flight Global: " Proper response t...
by Bracebrace
23 May 2019, 03:11
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Boeing 737 (MAX) news
Replies: 610
Views: 405250

Re: Boeing 737 (MAX) news

pilot_gent wrote: 22 May 2019, 21:28 - Fact: they did not once touch the throttles. Forces became uncontrollable due to the high speed.
Can you explain this "fact"?
by Bracebrace
18 May 2019, 12:08
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Social actions at air navigation service provider skeyes (Belgium) - possible air traffic disruptions
Replies: 669
Views: 110359

Re: Social actions at air traffic control service skeyes (Belgium) - possible air traffic disruptions

I understand that, but I am referring to how political organisations function in relation to admitting faults and elections. Unions are no different. They don't do what is "best", they do what is best in their own interest, and there is a lot of abuse in unions (especially in companies related to st...
by Bracebrace
18 May 2019, 11:00
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Social actions at air navigation service provider skeyes (Belgium) - possible air traffic disruptions
Replies: 669
Views: 110359

Re: Social actions at air traffic control service skeyes (Belgium) - possible air traffic disruptions

* politicians are unwilling to take corrective action, because that would imply admitting fault; politicians never like to do that, especially not with elections approaching rapidly Yet people forget unions ARE politics. There is no difference. Representatives are elected, they have a color, and ha...
by Bracebrace
08 May 2019, 10:50
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Boeing 737 (MAX) news
Replies: 610
Views: 405250

Re: Boeing 737 (MAX) news

I think you misquoted me here... I never made statements on that subject. As for that statement: my experience is I don't see any problem with that. It can be tough in some isolated cases, yes, no need to deny. But it is much much harder to re-train someone with 2000hrs of single engine piston habi...
by Bracebrace
08 May 2019, 09:00
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Boeing 737 (MAX) news
Replies: 610
Views: 405250

Re: Boeing 737 (MAX) news

When it goes tits up the MAX requires flying skills which today’s pilots (JAF probably being a rare exception) don’t have anymore! I agree for 100 percent with this statement of Poiu, today newbies come on a right seat with passengers and it is their first real flight in a 737 (or 320) is this norm...
by Bracebrace
07 May 2019, 13:46
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Boeing 737 (MAX) news
Replies: 610
Views: 405250

Re: Boeing 737 (MAX) news

* removed * prefer it this way :)
by Bracebrace
07 May 2019, 13:23
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Boeing 737 (MAX) news
Replies: 610
Views: 405250

Re: Boeing 737 (MAX) news

Poiu wrote: 07 May 2019, 12:21 When it goes tits up the MAX requires flying skills which today’s pilots (JAF probably being a rare exception) don’t have anymore!
Maybe, maybe not. Reading the Boeing 737 FCTM, it says you might need a lot of altitude. As far as I know JAF cannot create altitude.

"Noise prooves nothing"
by Bracebrace
06 May 2019, 23:05
Forum: Latest aviation news
Topic: Social actions at air navigation service provider skeyes (Belgium) - possible air traffic disruptions
Replies: 669
Views: 110359

Re: Social actions at air traffic control service skeyes (Belgium) - possible air traffic disruptions

Sounds like you're reverting to immature logic there, 'we can't have it so you can't either'. So you're blaming us for not rolling over and playing dead when the boss says we should because the others do it? To answer in that same logic, if everyone jumps off a bridge, would you do it too? No not r...