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2019-03-12 09:38:32 PM  
Calling a Federal Investigation in 5...4...3..2.....
 
2019-03-12 09:46:53 PM  
A female deer?
 
kab
2019-03-13 03:14:48 AM  
Waiting for a tesla fanboy to show up and explain that this happens because its not really an autopilot system and furthermore.
 
2019-03-13 03:38:24 AM  
They're pretty spooked about it. We spent an hour sitting on the tarmac tonight in a Max8 while the pilots checked over the whole system before finally taking off.
 
2019-03-13 03:46:19 AM  
Did Boeing bring in Lockheed people for this project?
 
2019-03-13 04:11:57 AM  
Chief Wiggum Nothing to see here
Youtube n7xusYm2_gc
 
2019-03-13 04:28:18 AM  
Anyone else never getting on a Boeing again?
 
2019-03-13 05:21:19 AM  
I think the software patch is just to remove the "e" in Boeing.  Truth in advertising, problem solved.
 
2019-03-13 06:06:20 AM  
malware.

It would make for a helluva plot twist in this bizarre timeline if the malware was Chinese.
 
2019-03-13 06:57:29 AM  

SumFrequency: They're pretty spooked about it. We spent an hour sitting on the tarmac tonight in a Max8 while the pilots checked over the whole system before finally taking off.


Holy Jesus, I bet that was nerve-wracking?
 
2019-03-13 07:50:39 AM  

SumFrequency: They're pretty spooked about it. We spent an hour sitting on the tarmac tonight in a Max8 while the pilots checked over the whole system before finally taking off.


Yikes. That's got to be a pretty discomforting situation. Glad you had a safe flight.
 
2019-03-13 08:58:28 AM  

kab: Waiting for a tesla fanboy to show up and explain that this happens because its not really an autopilot system and furthermore.


"The autopilot has to be off for MCAS to kick in."
 
2019-03-13 09:22:41 AM  
I flew on a Boeing B-17. Always trust a plane that has an ashtray welded onto the control yoke.
 
2019-03-13 10:05:45 AM  
i fly on united on boeings.  i'm flying on the 25th and my return flight is a max 9.  i've flown on that model several times.
 
2019-03-13 10:12:44 AM  

JudgeSmails: i fly on united on boeings.  i'm flying on the 25th and my return flight is a max 9.  i've flown on that model several times.


Sounds like your luck has just about run out!  We're gonna miss ya, I'll delete your search history for you.
 
2019-03-13 10:28:44 AM  

Whiskey Dickens: JudgeSmails: i fly on united on boeings.  i'm flying on the 25th and my return flight is a max 9.  i've flown on that model several times.

Sounds like your luck has just about run out!  We're gonna miss ya, I'll delete your search history for you.


meh,i fly a lot,i mean there's always a chance. we had a close call at o'hare a few years ago,the control tower must have been on break.  Our plane was next up,the pilot had the all clear and then all of a sudden we see a flash of sliver rip by us.  So our pilot slams on the brakes,all the stuff people didn't put away is airborne,2 flight attendants hit the wall and then there was silence.  turns out the tower farked up obviously and an AA jet was taking off.  the two flight attendants were both injured,i saw the forearm of the one nearest to us and it was very bad.  a couple of passengers also had injuries but not anything like that flight attendant.   We had to sit on the plane for hours,medical crews,fire dept. and faa guys.

anyhow that was the one time i was actually scared on a flight,  also during takeoff,people really need to put things away.
 
2019-03-13 10:37:15 AM  
Great. Guess they were jealous of Airbus' avionics.

"A third pilot complained that Boeing had not explained changes to the plane's automation to pilots.
"I am left to wonder: what else don't I know?" the pilot wrote. "The Flight Manual is inadequate and almost criminally insufficient."

If it's Boeing, I'm not Going.
 
2019-03-13 11:22:01 AM  
As a technical writer I'm suddenly curious about the 737's Flight Manual.
 
2019-03-13 12:33:56 PM  

natazha: kab: Waiting for a tesla fanboy to show up and explain that this happens because its not really an autopilot system and furthermore.

"The autopilot has to be off for MCAS to kick in."


Pilots are reporting that the plane is doing the same thing while on autopilot. See TFA for details
 
2019-03-13 01:53:13 PM  

veniceinperil: Anyone else never getting on a Boeing again?


Good, I could use the legroom.
 
2019-03-13 07:23:12 PM  
not related, but let's tell you about it now anyway.
 
2019-03-13 11:51:07 PM  

Nurglitch: As a technical writer I'm suddenly curious about the 737's Flight Manual.


Here's a picture of it.

washburn.infoView Full Size
 
2019-03-14 01:48:04 AM  
I would trust a plane designed by Boeing engineers, they do know what they are doing. Boeing management on the other hand...
 
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