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by fountainhall
Mon Mar 18, 2019 10:55 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Boeing 737 Max8 Crashes
Replies: 31
Views: 471

Re: Boeing 737 Max8 Crashes

I understand from what I have been reading that unlike virtually all other systems on all aircraft, the new MCAS system might not have redundancy back up. Further, the information provided to the FAA regarding the angle of nose down stated it was only about one quarter of the actual angle. The repea...
by fountainhall
Mon Mar 18, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Boeing 737 Max8 Crashes
Replies: 31
Views: 471

Re: Boeing 737 Max8 Crashes

It gets worse! The Seattle Times has an even more disturbing article today. Flawed analysis, failed oversight: How Boeing, FAA certified the suspect 737 MAX flight control system Federal Aviation Administration managers pushed its engineers to delegate wide responsibility for assessing the safety of...
by fountainhall
Mon Mar 18, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Boeing 737 Max8 Crashes
Replies: 31
Views: 471

Re: Boeing 737 Max8 Crashes

Boeing Had Insisted That 737 Max Jets Required Little Training Another scary piece of news from The New York Times. In the USA prior to the grounding of the 737 Max aircraft there were 74 of the aircraft flying. Yet in the entire country there is only one simulator for pilot training. American Airl...
by fountainhall
Mon Mar 18, 2019 9:50 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Boeing 737 Max8 Crashes
Replies: 31
Views: 471

Re: Boeing 737 Max8 Crashes

Interesting comment on the BBC a few moments ago. We have been told that a pilot could de-activate the aircraft's automatic nose-down action just by turning off two switches. What I had not known is that once it has been deactivated, the software automatically clicks back in and pitches the nose dow...
by fountainhall
Sun Mar 17, 2019 11:03 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: New Zealand Massacre
Replies: 1
Views: 45

New Zealand Massacre

So much is so horrific about what happened on Friday in Christchurch. A hate-filled Australian man who had clearly been planning the attacks for a considerable time and who had earmarked the location of his shooting spree in advance. The rise of extremist far right white groups is becoming alarming....
by fountainhall
Sat Mar 16, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Thailand
Topic: 13 Thais Missing during Caving Expedition
Replies: 419
Views: 31652

Re: 13 Thais Missing during Caving Expedition

We've all seen the photos and videos and read much of the detail of the cave rescue. But what we have known up to now is only the tip of a much larger iceberg. Thanks to a poster on sawatdeenetwork,com, I found this incredible article. And it truly is incredible. It is long and hugely detailed in a ...
by fountainhall
Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Tourism is Literally Killing Bali
Replies: 3
Views: 79

Re: Tourism is Literally Killing Bali

(This was posted as a response to Jun's post underneath this one) Bali was almost a paradise. But I suppose those who discovered the island in the 1930s, including a number of artists like Walter Spies, would have been appalled at how it looked by the early 1980s! To add a bit of balance to my earli...
by fountainhall
Fri Mar 15, 2019 11:34 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Tourism is Literally Killing Bali
Replies: 3
Views: 79

Tourism is Literally Killing Bali

An article in today's Guardian written by an Australian journalist confirms what many other articles on Bali have been saying. Tourism is gradually changing Bali and the nature of the Balinese. There are just too many of them. As soon as a new area becomes trendy, within a couple of years large hote...
by fountainhall
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Boeing 737 Max8 Crashes
Replies: 31
Views: 471

Re: Boeing 737 Max8 Crashes

Was Trump partly responsible for the Ethiopian Crash? Interesting comment regarding finding and rectifying the software problems apparent in the Lion Air Crash and the automatic nose-down complaints from several pilots. The Wall Street Journal has already reported that Boeing started working on a f...
by fountainhall
Fri Mar 15, 2019 10:32 am
Forum: Everything Else
Topic: Is Brexit foreshadowing the end of the UK's parliamentary system?
Replies: 14
Views: 421

Re: Is Brexit foreshadowing the end of the UK's parliamentary system?

The one thing that was made abundantly clear for the EU referendum and Scottish referendum both was that they were both one time only gigs. No second chances. I defer to your better knowledge and understanding of what happened. But how does that stack up with the leader of the Scottish Parliament t...