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Old 03-11-2019, 09:35 AM
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I just caught part of an interview on NPR with a Boeing pilot talking about the 1st and 2nd crashes. When asked how much training the pilots were given for the new aircraft he said they all received an iPad with 56 minutes of slides and video explaining what was new. Asked if it covered the issue in the first crash he said it did not and he would not have known what to do. He said they asked for and are getting simulators later this year. I would be scared to go up in one.... wouldn't you?
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That's not comforting at all.
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Are those pilots US pilots, foreign or all?
The airlines may require more than they get from Boeing. I hope that isn't the whole picture.
Personally I think software could be the culprit. Neither of those planes appeared to glide. They won't glide far, but they should not go nose first to the ground.
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I just caught part of an interview on NPR with a Boeing pilot talking about the 1st and 2nd crashes. When asked how much training the pilots were given for the new aircraft he said they all received an iPad with 56 minutes of slides and video explaining what was new. Asked if it covered the issue in the first crash he said it did not and he would not have known what to do. He said they asked for and are getting simulators later this year. I would be scared to go up in one.... wouldn't you?
Hell NO. Simulators later this year!!! WTF.
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So much speculation here for any definitive cause of the latest crash to be determined.
I would hope that Cosmo will check in with his thoughts and experience.
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The FAA has stated that they have no immediate attention of grounding the 737 MAX 8 thereby deeming it airworthy. None of the US carriers using the MAX 8 intend to discontinue use of the aircraft.
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Old 03-11-2019, 01:27 PM
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Are those pilots US pilots, foreign or all?
The airlines may require more than they get from Boeing. I hope that isn't the whole picture.
Personally I think software could be the culprit. Neither of those planes appeared to glide. They won't glide far, but they should not go nose first to the ground.
Very well spoken US pilot (I would guess). They mention Southwest Airlines and American Airlines. With a little search of NPR I'm sure you could hear it (personally I heard enough). He did not feel the US would react like China did.
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I'm not worried. If it is my time let me go out at full speed!
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From all that I have read and herd here, it looks like s software issue, the plane seems to be over-correcting. The report of this recent crash was that it was "porpoising", and he report that Have seen, says that the pilot is having to use the stick to correct for the plane changing attitude.
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I developed the graphics engines for the flight simulators for the 777 for a while.
These we're the big ones with full instruments that would pitch and roll.

I was rather disappointed I never got to "fly it"
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