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How the ATSB is mismanaging the MH370 search

Bayes and the search for MH370

We are now approximately 60% of the way through searching the MH370 search area, and so far nothing. Which is unfortunate because as the search goes on the cost continues to go up for the taxpayer (and yes I am one of those). 452 more words

Aerospace Safety

Whatever happened to AirAsia QZ8501? Pt II

Stall warning and Alternate law

According to an investigator from Indonesia’s National Transportation Safety Committee (NTSC) several alarms, including the stall warning, could be heard going off on the Cockpit Voice Recorder’s tape. 511 more words

Aerospace Safety

The C* continuum

While there’s often a lot of discussion about short term response of aircraft to control inputs, in practice it’s often the long term response of the aircraft state vector at constant thrust and neutral control inputs that’s just as important to flight control system designers.  1,077 more words

Aerospace Safety

Understanding Air France 447

This book by Bill Palmer is a must-read for everyone interested in aviation and one of the most mysterious accidents in aviation history.
A detailed, thrilling and objective view from Bill Palmer on how a modern Titanic type accident could happen with a high tech airplane in modern times.