Now available for streaming on Netflix. DOWNFALL: The Case Against Boeing exposes how Wall Street’s influence and Boeing’s crumbling internal culture resulted in two historic plane crashes, 346 fatalities, and a shocking cover-up. Directed and produced by Rory Kennedy. Produced and co-written by Mark Bailey. Executive produced by Brian Grazer and Ron Howard. Continue reading
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B737-8 (MAX) Registered ET-AVJ March 10, 2019 Aircraft Accident Investigation Preliminary Report
Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia Ministry of Transport Aircraft Accident Investigation Bureau Aircraft Accident Investigation Preliminary Report Ethiopian Airlines Group B737-8 (MAX) Registered ET-AVJ 28 NM South East of Addis Ababa, Bole International Airport March 10, 2019 At 05:40:35, the First-Officer called out “stab trim cut-out” two times. Captain agreed and First-Officer confirmed stab trim … Continue reading
How Did the F.A.A. Allow the Boeing 737 Max to Fly?
From the New Yorker: With virtually every day that has passed since the crash of Ethiopian Airlines Flight 302, which killed a hundred and fifty-seven people, more disturbing news has emerged. On Sunday, a spokesperson for Ethiopia’s ministry of transport said that the black box that was recovered from the wreckage of Flight 302 indicated … Continue reading
Peter Wu’s Boeing 737 Cockpit Simulator Conversion
We’re not building a Boeing, but nonetheless this video by Peter Wu is invaluable to all cockpit builders. Informative, and very useful. If you are thinking of building from real parts, take a look and it may persuade you (or put you off) to start building your dream cockpit. Continue reading
Building an Airbus? It will never go out of style. Airbus announces $US50 billion deal
A few years ago I had a choice – either follow the flock and build a Boeing 737, or build a 747 which is going (- gone) into retirement. Luckily there was a 3rd option – build an Airbus. Originally launched in the late 80’s the A320 will continue to be used by commercial airline … Continue reading
You never know what you run into these days…
I’ve been in Melbourne for the last few days and it was a surprise to run into these brands in the mall: Tesla – pushing consumer awareness in the local mall. Here they are advertising on the mens floor, the Tesla X vehicle itself on the 6th floor. Flight Experience at Queen Victoria Square, Melbourne. … Continue reading
A visit to a local 747 sim builder
Its great to be in Sydney, we have capable builders, aviation enthusiasts and hardware specialists all within close proximity. The other day I got to catch up with Joe Corrigan and his 747 sim — all built up from genuine parts, including the exterior! Even more surprising, all of this in his garage!! The sim … Continue reading
Well Done Boeing!
100 years. Spectacular presentation! Continue reading