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  1. Imagine flying an airplane where the average age of your passengers is 82, with 70% of those 82-year-old passengers having 3 or more comorbidities?
  2. Read it in the EASA Proposed Airworthiness Directive. I like the EASA PAD, kinda hope Canada adopts same, just unfortunate to lose the RNP capability. Would like to know more about they why. If I wasn't flying the MAX, I wouldn't read the documents either. But I am so I do. Personally not of fan of reading distillations/summaries of source documents. That applies to everything. From Shakespeare to accident investigations to IPCC reports.
  3. The PAD is good. Would like to see Canada follow that path, particularly the marked stick shaker CBs, and empowering pilots to pull them. Unfortunate about the RNP AR prohibition. Hope there's a way to get that authorization back.
  4. AvHerald article Stall climbing through 5000 out of JFK. I don't know 777F sound effects. Anyone? BTW, sound clip edited from LiveATC 30 minute feed. 60 seconds of silence or unrelated comms prior to them reporting in as able to climb. KJFK-NY-App-ROBER-Nov-15-2020-1900Z Southern Air Stall edit short.mp3
  5. https://www.theglobeandmail.com/business/article-airlines-express-frustration-over-lack-of-progress-in-aviation-bailout/ Airlines express frustration over lack of progress in aviation bailout talks By ATKINS, FIFE, WILLIS 13 Nov 2020 The federal government has begun talks aimed at bailing out the aviation sector, but players in the industry are frustrated by the slow start to negotiations amid the collapse in air travel. Ottawa has drawn up a list of five key demands in what is expected to be tough negotiations on a COVID-19 rescue package for struggling Canadian airlines, i
  6. Preliminary investigation suggests a classic Controlled Flight into Tree.
  7. My observation is that non-routine communication between pilots and ATC is often not understood on first transmission. Most aviation communication is routine, which means that despite the narrow-frequency range capability (limitations!) of the amplitude modulation technology of airband VHF comms, when hearing a close approximation of what we are expecting to hear even if the transmission is not entirely audibly clear, our brain can fill in blanks to acceptable accuracy--something that takes a bit of experience. If, however, an unexpected transmission is made, either in content or ti
  8. Alberta. 267 dead of C19. Average age: 83. Average comorbidities: 3. Life has a price tag. We don't like to talk about it. That price tag is a fraction of what we are currently paying. Our children's children's children will be paying for this.
  9. No idea on first question. Can you elaborate? Checklists make no mention of the use of bank angle to prevent or manage nose-high attitude, always good tactic to keep in your toolbag, although AOA would remain the same regardless of bank angle, no? Current FCTM states that "in extreme cases it may be necessary to aerodynamically relieve the airloads to allow manual trimming." There's also mention of changing speed towards the in-trim speed to relieve effort required to trim. In practice, anything more than several seconds of unnoticed runaway stab trim can require significant e
  10. Yes, seen over northern Ontario some time ago, perhaps 2 years. ATC said distance 35 miles, 2 o'clock, Google balloon testing internet access. Had no trouble seeing it at that distance, so must be large.
  11. Lovely. I've seen barrel slinging like this before, but with more finesse.
  12. https://www.aerotime.aero/clement.charpentreau/24788-fighter-jet-crash-averted-by-defect-in-civil-ejection-incident Summary here: On March 20, 2019, a civilian passenger was accidentally ejected from a twin-seat Rafale B fighter jet as the aircraft was taking off from Saint-Dizier 113 airbase, eastern France. The final report of the French investigation bureau for State aviation safety (BEA-E) on the incident outlines a chain reaction of both human and technical failures, one of which unexpectedly prevented the fighter jet from crashing. The civilian passenger, identified by the