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Even with flight computers, you can over stress an Airbus tail

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Remember the American Airlines A300 that crashed in the US after the vertical stabiliser broke off? The co-pilot over stressed the tail by pumping the rudders in an attempt to get out of wake-turbulence. In a similar situation in 2008, … Continue reading

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Bolshoi, Comrade

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I got word this morning from Carlo at Flight Experience Melbourne that he’d just arrived at Melbourne airport (YMML) and seen an Antonov parked on the ramp. Talk about perfect timing as I was taking one of my workmates to … Continue reading

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