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  1. ...or, how much work is being done by technicians vs AMEs.
  2. This forum has been a regular stop for me for almost 20 years for the quality posts on many diverse subjects. Most important are the posts discussing accident/incident investigation and the mostly thoughtful and respectful contributions by all. These discussions do contribute, albeit indirectly, to the high level of safety the industry enjoys.
  3. The v shape fracture surface is consistent with running over an object vs cap separation type failures.
  4. Upon further reflection it would remain a transport category aircraft under CAR705.
  5. A less restrictive maintenance program?
  6. The conditions were conducive for carb icing that could have resulted in a reduction in power. Carb ice would not directly cause the aircraft to crash but may have been one event leading up to the terrible outcome.
  7. Happened with Air France A340 overrun too.
  8. Great documentary. Years ago when I was a flight instructor, I had the pleasure of doing some annual refresher training with a club member who had his own v tail and who flew Spits in WWII. He told stories the whole time while demonstrating 1G aeros and when another aircraft checked in on the practise area frequency he engaged me in a contest to see who could see the hun first. The whole flight was operated at 25 squared; I could tell he wished more out of what the ol' Bonanza could give him. One of my most memorable hours spent in an aircraft.
  9. Swoop gone by the new year?
  10. A great landing if you are a Naval Aviator.?
  11. There are 14 defined abnormalities and variations for the human gonosomes. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sex_chromosome_anomalies
  12. We had bagged milk in Alberta in the mid late 70's
  13. IMO, it may not be so much startle as it is escalating stress leading to poor performance. When interfacing with a system an operator has a set of expectations when an input is made. The result creates a mental model on which the next set of inputs and expected results are based. When responses from the system don't match what was expected, stress increases and depending on the individual, the stress created can go quickly into a performance reducing "choke" situation and then on to panic. Once in panic mode the lizard brain takes over and you will fight, flight or freeze. Very difficult to simulate.