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True story: Friend who is a Delta captain lost both engines on a 763 momentarily over the Atlantic. One went out, then the other briefly, which they managed to refire. The glide was to the Azores I think if not.That's about right, you're mid Atlantic at 40,000 feet and that "moderate" turbulence starts....
To normal people, but for me the fear happens up there, after you've drank all the booze possible and they're shutting out the lights for that enforced 8 hour sleep. Everyone else is asleep and your sitting there with the fear. All the stuff that happens on the ground is mere hanging around and waiting in comparison.true but a majority of this bullshit takes place on the ground.
At least in Delta's cattle class you can keep on buying copious amounts of booze on the company credit card throughout the flight from the nearly retired in-flight entertainment crew. I actually quite like the airline after they've finished assertively interrogating you before boarding for this reason.True story: Friend who is a Delta captain lost both engines on a 763 momentarily over the Atlantic. One went out, then the other briefly, which they managed to refire. The glide was to the Azores I think if not.
You can 'restart' a jet engine by going into a dive (windmill restart). Not uncommon on military fast jets.True story: Friend who is a Delta captain lost both engines on a 763 momentarily over the Atlantic. One went out, then the other briefly, which they managed to refire. The glide was to the Azores I think if not.
Well, onboard systems should give them a clue as to why they've had a stall. Rolls-Royce uses telematics that monitors the engine in real-time.The problem is if you don't know what the issue is, you can have an uncontained failure if you relight it. Better odds than no engine though I suppose.
I've flown in a Tupulev 134 and 154 travelling to Astrakhan. The B-17 nose cone and gun turret in the toilet is a handy addition if you need to convert to a bomber at short notice. The wheels are straight off a futuristic model from the original Thunderbirds puppet series.
Fly into the jungle to a finca with some dude's Uncle Tito who looks like the Mexican guy in the bumblebee suit on the Simpsons. Cessna 172. Grass runway. Do a low flyover to scare the cattle off of the grass strip, circle round and drop down, stall alarms going off. Land without incident.
4 days later, time to leave. He can't start the engine.
"Get the rope" he says to ChiChi his nephew.
Wrap a rope around the prop.
"Ok guys, get out there and grab the rope"
Three of us grab the rope and run to jump start the Cessna.
Works on the third attempt.
Ololo. Lots more. 2 months a year in/around Bolivia for 7 years. Plus flying every 12 days or so in the Arctic from 1989 to 2005.How many of these you got bro? It's starting to sound like Indiana Jones bullshit.
This has been going on for a long time. Most heavy planes get pretty rigorous maintenance, it's the RJ's that are run by regionals that are troubling.holy shit has anyone read this?
THE DISTURBING TRUTH ABOUT HOW AIRPLANES ARE MAINTAINED TODAY
In the last decade, most of the big U.S. airlines have shifted major maintenance work to places like El Salvador, Mexico, and China, where few mechanics are F.A.A. certified and inspections have no teeth.
i found it in the comments of the naked capitalism article i listed above. this is fucking nuts.