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  1. Then he should go to daytona. There is no need to go that fast on a public roadway. It truly is getting stupid here in Ontario.
  2. The 737 despite being an "all New" 737-MAX is still the same old aircraft designed decades ago. All they have done is mix and match equipment on top of the old. Its just makeup on a pig. The aircraft systems of the 737 need a complete clean slate redesign to become an actual Modern airframe. It is still decades behind but hey...It's cheap. I am still a believer in the seat of the pants. There are only a couple of things that cause an aircraft to pitch like that. Stabilizer and Elevator (to a extent, especially on the max, the Engine thrust setting). does is not make sense that if the aircraft is misbehaving in pitch that maybe something in those systems is incorrect. Nose is pitching down and pulling up does nothing. Stab Trim. Hit the switches and start pulling on the wheel. To me as both a pilot on AME this only makes sense.eliminate the possible cause and reintroduce one at a time to identify the problem. Turn something on and things go south, turn that back off. I have a hard time grasping that experienced pilots would fight an aircraft all the way down like this whether they could see the AOA values or not. A miscompare light would tell you One AOA is bad but what if both are bad? No miscompare but bad AOA values. This happened on an A320 a few years ago and they nose dived into the water (XL888). In that case the aircraft thought everything was normal until every other systems told the computer something was wrong but it didnt know what. The machine told the pilots and they did nothing to correct the issue by MANUALLY TRIMMING the plane nose up. Sound familiar? IMHO pilots are forgetting how to fly and are just automation managers most of the time. Time and time again we see that plots are forgetting to AVIATE, NAVIGATE, COMMUNICATE.
  3. That can be accomplished without actually seeing the actual angle of the vane. The computers will work it all out in the background. Remember if you need the indication, you are far from looking for efficient cruise because you are in the $h!t and trying to get out. Remember all of the MCAS functions are disabled with AP engaged.
  4. I am not sure I would call an AOA indicator "Critical" How many aircraft have it now and if they do where is it displayed. enerally it would be buried on the flight control page of the EICAS/ECAM system and not on a PFD. I know in the Bombardier world there is a "Flight Test" page that can be displayed which shows the AOA as well as spoiler panel angles. But this page is only used during flight test when the pilots routinely explore the flight envelope at or near the stall. Once flight test is complete, access to the flight test display is removed. We did have a couple of customers that requested it be left active however to access it you need to enter the correct key sequence on the panel, it's not just out there to look at. concentrating on the AOA could very well distract the pilot from the correct course of action which would be to hit the cutoff switches. If the plane is behaving badly in the pitch axis would it not be prudent to remove power to all things pitch related (except the elevators themselves).
  5. Just for curiosity sake how many hours did the entire operational fleet of 737-MAX8's accumulate prior to the Lion Air Crash?
  6. a common thread accross the globe.... US Guns in Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Colombia and any other country the US touches. For good measure the US taught these countries how to use them. US demand for drugs being paid for with US guns and the US is blaming THEM. Amazing spin.
  7. However as soon as someone makes a disparaging remark against someone based on race, creed, sex, colour, religion or nationality. They lost the argument. Because if you have to stoop to that level you never had an argument to begin with.
  8. I think a large portion of the american population sits in the middle and there is NO ONE there to speak to them. The right is so far right they can't even see middle and the left seems to have fallen off the bloody map altogether. With all this idiotic "speak to the average american" BS that none of them can actually do because they don't have a clue what an average american actually is or wants. It has simply become an us Vs them, all else be damned fight for power. It is really not doing the average american any good. It is actually sad that politics has devolved from "For the People By the People" to "For Us, People be damned" And now back to your local Govertainment programming
  9. I like self directed myself. no one to blame but me if i perform poorly. I don't like letting other look after MY money. Fortunately, for a moron, I have managed it pretty well.
  10. so pointing fingers at a specific assembly line for an inherent design flaw? Take that with a grain of salt. Manufacturing doesn't work that way. If that were indeed the case then Boeing would be solely liable for all damages due to lack of quality control. As it stands they may actually have wiggle room here but they will not get away with it. There is currently billions of dollars of inventory sitting motionless all over the planet INCLUDING Renton.
  11. The MAX-8 Series aircraft only entered service on May 22 2017 with it first revenue flight. Hardly several years of data.
  12. On that note My DC I have now performs better than the DB where I used to be BY FAR. Mainly because I get to choose the investment portfolio.
  13. Shuffle the deck all you want. We are still being dealt a crappy hand
  14. but wasnt the higher minimum wage going to kill the job market? Things that make you go hmmmm
  15. Very true but when have regulators ever actually looked at the details when imposing a knee jerk reaction to something they have no clue how to fix. Sound familiar at all?
  16. Ammonium nitrate became a regulated substance after the first world trade centre bombing (Oklahoma wasn't enough apparently). You now require a license in the US to purchase any substantial quantity.
  17. I have software on my PC that, when coupled with the correct hardware, is able to be certified by both the FAA and TC. FWIW the software alone can simulate most things. Unfortunately it has not caught up with the MAX 8 as yet.
  19. I remember a group of people heading to the desert to disassemble aome aircraft for parts to ship back to Canada. When the crates arrived to load the parts into they were screwed shut with Robertsons. There were none to be had anywhere down there. They had to wait for a shipment of screwdrivers.
  20. The weapons package on that beast is incredible. The Museum of the US Air force in Dayton Ohio has a great night photo of one of the earlier variants unleashing on a ground target. It shows a LOT of lead being placed in a very small space from altitude. A very impressive machine indeed.
  21. would that have been offset by the R&D required as well as cost of maintenance and operation? Cost recovery is likely a very long time
  22. Better informed? All of the misinformation and simply wrong information disseminated through social media is plain scary. People will be more afraid to fly because everything becomes catastrophic.