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by howie
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:47 am
Forum: Accidents & Incidents
Topic: April 21, 2017 // A Super Bowl Save
Replies: 2
Views: 40
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April 21, 2017 // A Super Bowl Save

April 21, 2017 // A Super Bowl Save This article has been jointly published with the FAA. The New England Patriots’ stunning comeback win in Super Bowl LI on Sunday, Feb. 5, was a classic example of teammates working together to defy incredible odds. But for all the drama playing out in Houston, a b...
by howie
Thu Sep 13, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: Flight Safety & Training
Topic: How do I determine how much to deviate left or right of course to avoid a thunderstorm that’s 80 miles ahead of me?
Replies: 3
Views: 47
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Re: How do I determine how much to deviate left or right of course to avoid a thunderstorm that’s 80 miles ahead of me?

Enuf Sed wrote:
Thu Sep 13, 2018 8:29 am
Now I know :Like: :Like: :Like:
That certainly was not my post. I just copied and forgot to put the authors name in. :pine:
by howie
Wed Sep 12, 2018 12:23 pm
Forum: Flight Safety & Training
Topic: How do I determine how much to deviate left or right of course to avoid a thunderstorm that’s 80 miles ahead of me?
Replies: 3
Views: 47
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How do I determine how much to deviate left or right of course to avoid a thunderstorm that’s 80 miles ahead of me?

"The right answer is you turn far enough to stay away, but you can use a handy math trick to get a heading that’s roughly what you want. One degree of turn will displace you one nautical mile for every 60 nautical miles you travel. So one degree of turn to the left will put you 1.3 nautical miles le...
by howie
Mon Sep 10, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Being Talked About
Topic: The Strange But True Story of the Cornfield Bomber
Replies: 1
Views: 43
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The Strange But True Story of the Cornfield Bomber

https://cdn.avweb.com/media/newspics/F-106_unmanned_landing.jpg AVweb blogger Paul Berge recently observed--only half in jest--that an airplane would land itself if left unattended. It has happened, as this AVweb classic video shows. The incident, which occurred in 1970, has become known as the Cor...
by howie
Mon Sep 10, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: Travel Advisories
Replies: 61
Views: 693
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Travel Advisories

Daily Brief fsb-square.png Monday, Sep 10, 2018 icon-severe%20wx.png KZZZ USA Hurricane Florence is inbound the North Carolina coast, but still 3 days away from any impact. KILM/Wilmington closest to current projections. ETA Thursday. Monitor NOAA NHC for updates. More info icon-airport.png RJBB Os...
by howie
Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: The first Boeing 777x heads off to nearly a year of testing
Replies: 2
Views: 47
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Re: The first Boeing 777x heads off to nearly a year of testing

Can't wait to see this bird fly soon :bazinga: :dance: :fantastic: :thumbsup1: Howie, you need to post the image URL in-between the IMG tags and not the normal URL tags. So when you post, use the icon 8th from the Bold icon in the rows above this window. And have a re-read of this post again Embedd...
by howie
Sun Sep 09, 2018 1:38 pm
Forum: Accidents & Incidents
Topic: Microburst factor in Aeroméxico Embraer ERJ-190 takeoff accident at Durango, Mexico
Replies: 4
Views: 54
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Re: Microburst factor in Aeroméxico Embraer ERJ-190 takeoff accident at Durango, Mexico

We had a micro-burst on the plot yesterday during the thunderstorms. Wind was NW and constant. Suddenly a burst for 10 sec from the E that blew a lot harder throwing the leaves back into the air. Quite something to feel as the conditions soon resumed a steady NW blow. I can now understand what the ...
by howie
Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: In The News
Topic: The first Boeing 777x heads off to nearly a year of testing
Replies: 2
Views: 47
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The first Boeing 777x heads off to nearly a year of testing

https://static.wixstatic.com/media/f1c94b_9392e996f1a74a7ba0a005783e2080ae~mv2.jpg/v1/fill/w_705,h_470,al_c,q_80,usm_0.66_1.00_0.01/f1c94b_9392e996f1a74a7ba0a005783e2080ae~mv2.webp The first Boeing 777X static test airplane assembled without engines and systems, rolled out of Boeing’s facility in E...
by howie
Sun Sep 09, 2018 9:07 am
Forum: In The News
Topic: Travel Advisories
Replies: 61
Views: 693
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Travel Advisories

We have just issued a Level 1 Ops Alert for: icon-strike.png MRZZ/ Costa Rica : Category: Strike Situation: Costa Rica is preparing for a nationwide strike on Monday, which may last several days. We have spoken with handlers and airports in the country who do not anticipate major impact, but there i...
by howie
Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:01 am
Forum: Accidents & Incidents
Topic: Microburst factor in Aeroméxico Embraer ERJ-190 takeoff accident at Durango, Mexico
Replies: 4
Views: 54
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Microburst factor in Aeroméxico Embraer ERJ-190 takeoff accident at Durango, Mexico

Microburst factor in Aeroméxico Embraer ERJ-190 takeoff accident at Durango, Mexico 6 September 2018 Investigators issued a preliminary report on the Aeroméxico Embraer ERJ-190 takeoff accident at Durango, Mexico, stating a microburst (windshear) event was a factor. On July 31, 2018, Aeroméxico Flig...
by howie
Sat Sep 08, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Accidents & Incidents
Topic: Air India Airbus A320neo lands on runway under construction at Male, Maldives
Replies: 1
Views: 25
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Air India Airbus A320neo lands on runway under construction at Male, Maldives

https://youtu.be/BKRRHQAf3HU Date: 07-SEP-2018 Time: 10:26 UTC Type: Silhouette image of generic A20N model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different Airbus A320-251N Owner/operator: Air India Registration: VT-EXL C/n / msn: 7997 Fatalities: Fatalities: 0 / Occupants: 136 Other fata...
by howie
Fri Sep 07, 2018 8:04 am
Forum: Accidents & Incidents
Topic: An American Airlines crew almost landed at the wrong airport in Florida
Replies: 0
Views: 24
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An American Airlines crew almost landed at the wrong airport in Florida

We don’t know what the captain of an American Airlines flight uttered after mistaking Page Field for Southwest Florida International, and almost landing an Airbus A320 at the general aviation airport in Fort Myers on Thursday. But the language probably was stronger than “Oops.” Thankfully, air traff...
by howie
Thu Sep 06, 2018 12:28 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: Travel Advisories
Replies: 61
Views: 693
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Travel Advisories

Daily Brief fsb-square.png Thursday, Sep 6, 2018 i con-airspace.png KLAS Las Vegas USAfox-glasses-icon.png Report: LAS2 Matt Delays expected today, Sep 6, due to a VIP TFR which is in place from 1045-1645 local time. Ops are allowed to and from the airport with a clearance, though overflights are p...
by howie
Wed Sep 05, 2018 1:32 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: Travel Advisories
Replies: 61
Views: 693
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Travel Advisories

Daily Brief fsb-square.png Wednesday, Sep 5, 2018 icon-severe%20wx.png KZZZ USA Storm Gordon made landfall just below hurricane strength late last night near the Alabama/Mississippi border about 100 NM east of KMSY/New Orleans. The storm is expected to move inland over the next 48hrs with gusting w...
by howie
Wed Sep 05, 2018 7:18 am
Forum: Accidents & Incidents
Topic: Ethiopia ATC strike: risk to all crews
Replies: 1
Views: 26
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Ethiopia ATC strike: risk to all crews

Picked up from a posting in Flight Service Bureau The situation developing in east Africa right now is deeply worrying, and this is why I'm up at midnight in Switzerland sending you this. Last week, 120 Ethiopian Air Traffic Controllers announced a strike. Approximately 100 of them have now been ban...
by howie
Tue Sep 04, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: Travel Advisories
Replies: 61
Views: 693
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Travel Advisories

Daily Brief fsb-square.png Tuesday, Sep 4, 2018 icon-event.png UHWW Vladivostok Russiafox-glasses-icon.png Report: STN1 Due to a high airport workload during the Eastern Economic Forum, which will be happening from Sep 10-14, expect congestion and higher charges (in the region of EUR 500) icon-proc...
by howie
Mon Sep 03, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: Pratt Working On Geared Turbofan Vibration
Replies: 2
Views: 39
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Pratt Working On Geared Turbofan Vibration

Pratt Working On Geared Turbofan Vibration Bloomberg is reporting that Pratt & Whitney has been quietly assessing excessive vibration in its new-design geared turbofan engines in the latest of a string of teething problems with the fuel-sipping design. Bloomberg says a vibration issue has caused coc...
by howie
Mon Sep 03, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: Travel Advisories
Replies: 61
Views: 693
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Travel Advisories

Daily Brief fsb-square.png Monday, Sep 3, 2018 icon-severe%20wx.png RJZZ Japan Thousands of people have been evacuated as Typhoon Jebi is expected to hit southern Japan from Sep 3-5, with gusting winds of over 100kts. Central Honshu and eastern Shikoku regions are expected to be worst affected, wit...
by howie
Sat Sep 01, 2018 1:40 pm
Forum: Accidents & Incidents
Topic: UTair Boeing 737 Skids off the Runway and Slids into Riverbed
Replies: 1
Views: 28
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UTair Boeing 737 Skids off the Runway and Slids into Riverbed

Early on Saturday, UTair-operated Boeing 737, going from Moscow, skidded off the runway during rough landing in the Russian city of Sochi, slid into a river and eventually caught fire. The aircraft was evacuated, 18 occupants were injured, the others remained unhurt, one airport worker died of a hea...
by howie
Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:18 pm
Forum: In The News
Topic: Travel Advisories
Replies: 61
Views: 693
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Travel Advisories

Daily Brief fsb-square.png Friday, Aug 31, 2018 icon-politics.png OPZZ Pakistanfox-glasses-icon.png Report: IKA1 Pakistan has banned ‘preferential treatment of VIPs’ at airports across the country, as part of the new government's austerity plan. But the new rules seem mainly aimed at local politici...