Category: Airline Safety

Thrust to weight! Whether an F-15 in full burner or a light loaded airliner at full power, it is the thrust to weight ratio that dictates a shit hot vertical takeoff or lumbering the length of the runway clawing into …

Vertical Takeoffs! Read More »

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Ok, I admit it; I’ve been amused and perhaps have experienced a bit of schadenfreude. As one of my UAL buds pointed out last night, I was enjoying: The First Law of Naval Aviation Thermodynamics- “when the heat is on …

United Airlines to blame? (UAL 3411) Read More »

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Part of a 777 wing have washed up on the island of La Reunion off the coast of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean. The are is very close to the African eastern shore. Serial numbers verify it is a flaperon …

Parts from MH 370 found Read More »

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I will be a presenter at the Experimental Aircraft Association’s (EAA) Airventure 2015 in Oshkosh this week (14:30, 24 JUL Forum Stage 7). Oshkosh is the greatest airshow in the world! If you like- warbirds, antique aircraft, classics, modern, ultralights: …

I will be presenting at the EAA’s Oshkosh Airventure 2015, on Friday 24 July Read More »

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Ask the Author on Goodreads. I have often wanted to ask questions that appear in my reviews, however that is not the proper forum. Goodreads has started an Ask the Author and that is perfect. So if you have questions on: …

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F/A-18C Super Sonic at 100 feet, a great video. It happens fast, you can see the shock wave as a ball of vapor as the Hornet flashes by. Let’s take a closer look. In this picture you can see the …

Super Sonic Flow and the Modern Airliner Read More »

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  The Boeing 787 is an impressive machine. This airshow prep shows the performance of the aircraft, obviously light loaded. Still it looks fun! leland  

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Malaysian Air Flight 17 was shot down over Ukrainian airspace by a Russian SA-11 (Buk) surface to air missile yesterday; ironically on the 18th anniversary of TWA-800 exploding off of Long Island. Unlike MH370, which disappeared over the ocean, the …

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After a lot of great input and hard work, (thanks Kate Logan Newbill) my site is updated! It has been renamed lelandshanle.com I hope it will be easier for my readers to find. It will still have my books and blog, we just wanted …

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It just keeps getting stranger. When I listed the possibilities in my last article, I had assumed that: A. all the electrical devices failed simultaneously and B. the Malaysians denial the aircraft continued to fly were accurate; apparently not on …

It is starting to appear Malaysian Flight 370 was commandeered. Read More »

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