tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8686769.post116255700150426362..comments2016-08-22T12:00:03.978+01:00Comments on naijablog: Air safetyJeremynoreply@blogger.comBlogger9125tag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8686769.post-1168709801817032442007-01-13T18:36:00.000+01:002007-01-13T18:36:00.000+01:00The link is not to a pilot's discussion forum - it...The link is not to a pilot's discussion forum - it's a "wannabe" forumAnonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8686769.post-1162596042007061742006-11-04T00:20:00.000+01:002006-11-04T00:20:00.000+01:00Still on Arik Air's "new" planes from a pilots dis...Still on <A HREF="http://www.pprune.org/forums/showthread.php?p=2933476" REL="nofollow">Arik Air's "new" planes from a pilots discussion forum</A>.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8686769.post-1162595162573925222006-11-04T00:06:00.000+01:002006-11-04T00:06:00.000+01:00Jeremy,Arik Air's CRJ-900s appear to be new as in ...Jeremy,<BR/><BR/>Arik Air's <A HREF="http://chippla.blogspot.com/2006/07/arik-airs-bombardier.html" REL="nofollow">CRJ-900s</A> appear to be new as in brand new. I have only been able to find the photograph of one of the three CRJ-900s. <A HREF="http://chippla.blogspot.com/2006/06/arik-airs-737.html" REL="nofollow">Arik's 737 is however not new</A>. The Arik Air website makes no mention of the 737(s). Arik Air appears to be concealing the fact that not all their airplanes are brand new. Could you help in confirming if Arik Air has 737s in operation?Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8686769.post-1162566079219840712006-11-03T16:01:00.000+01:002006-11-03T16:01:00.000+01:00Why is Hani's profile hidden?Why is Hani's profile hidden?Chxtahttp://www.blogger.com/profile/03363269342812285103noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8686769.post-1162566049586628312006-11-03T16:00:00.000+01:002006-11-03T16:00:00.000+01:00(Yet) another comment: I should have followed the ...(Yet) another comment: I should have followed the Arik Air link and now I see they're not Boeings but Bombardier CRJ900s which are indeed very new. Way to go, Arik.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8686769.post-1162565906597875832006-11-03T15:58:00.000+01:002006-11-03T15:58:00.000+01:00@anonymous: huh?By the way, I've just searched and...@anonymous: huh?<BR/><BR/>By the way, I've just searched and I can't find the transcripts hani alluded to, where may I find them? Anyone have a URL?Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8686769.post-1162565772401176742006-11-03T15:56:00.000+01:002006-11-03T15:56:00.000+01:00I have it on good authority (not sure about the ex...I have it on good authority (not sure about the exact figures), that Arik has about three new planes, and four refurbished ones. I doubt if calling them "new" is the reason he left. <BR/><BR/>Abuja as hub is at first glance a no-brainer, but Lagos will be the commercial capital of West Africa for the forseeable future. It's similar to the New York/DC dichotomyNkemhttp://www.blogger.com/profile/16179240558587295386noreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8686769.post-1162565220960876952006-11-03T15:47:00.000+01:002006-11-03T15:47:00.000+01:00Sango has thrown his veil open eventually, but not...Sango has thrown his veil open eventually, but not until Jeremy exposed him.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.comtag:blogger.com,1999:blog-8686769.post-1162562134573366182006-11-03T14:55:00.000+01:002006-11-03T14:55:00.000+01:00It's a very simple thing to find out the age of an...It's a very simple thing to find out the age of any aircraft. Boeing and others have serial number databases freely available. The question is, will Arik give you those serial numbers. Or, even better, the tail/reg numbers of the previous owners. Anyone have photos of these planes?<BR/><BR/>Gusts in and of themselves are not dangerous. I landed in gusty conditions in a Cessna 172 all the time. What's dangerous is wind shear, which I think Hani mentioned as sudden fluctuations, but even then, those have to be of a certain strength.<BR/><BR/>Gusty winds blowing against flight direction is nonsensical. Planes take off IN the direction from which the wind blows, that's why runways are changed when wind direction changes: so that you can take off AGAINST the wind. As a pilot, you don't want to take off with a tailwind.<BR/><BR/>The violent vibrations he refers to is certainly characteristic of a stall and stalls also happen very frequently in wind shear conditions as pilots who don't know how to handle it over-react and stall the aircraft.<BR/><BR/>Stalling an aircraft simply means raising the angle of incidence so high that flight is impossible. A much simpler (and simplified) way to say it is the nose was raised way too high in reaction to the high sink-rate caused by wind shear. Because the nose of the aircraft is already high on takeoff and wind shear occurs more often near ground level, it's particularly dangerous.<BR/><BR/>I really wonder about Nigerian air regulations: tower controllers can withold departure clearance and all pilots have to obey it. Commands from the tower are not advisory, or should not be anyway.<BR/><BR/>Good suggestions all, but these things have always been known. Why are they not implemented is beyond me.Anonymousnoreply@blogger.com