Boeing 737! MAX is BACK! Re-certification and understanding MCAS! Explained by CAPTAIN JOE

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In today's video we'll be looking at the famous Boeing 737 MAX. What caused the grounding of this plane? What did Boeing do to get her certified? I'll give you a better understanding of the MCAS system. The easiest explanation on how the system works by using a bicycle! I'll briefly mention the Angle of Attack vane that caused the problems with the MCAS! Is it safe to fly this beautiful airplane again?
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  1. Joe Achilles

    Joe AchillesOy oldin

    Another brilliant video Joe, that last 90 seconds were so powerful and true, respect!

  2. Quinn Israel

    Quinn Israel20 soat oldin

    @Corey Kijek awesome! Took about 20 minutes but it worked!

  3. Corey Kijek

    Corey Kijek20 soat oldin

    Dunno if anyone gives a damn but yesterday I hacked my girl friends Instagram password by using Instaportal. Find it on google if you wanna try it

  4. Sebastian Floyd

    Sebastian Floyd6 kun oldin

    @B yeah 737 MAXs are the worst planes ever and they should be retired

  5. David Middleton

    David Middleton8 kun oldin

    NEO: Not Eating Octopus

  6. Sebastian Floyd

    Sebastian Floyd9 kun oldin

    @I Care not safe to me, I’ll never fly on a max if they don’t retire and scrap them

  7. Geo1

    Geo1Soat oldin

    Neo means New as in the New A320

  8. Elie Meyr kahana

    Elie Meyr kahana7 soat oldin

    no !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  9. Elie Meyr kahana

    Elie Meyr kahana7 soat oldin

    It s like usa down

  10. R B

    R B11 soat oldin

    I'm thinking it will be a while before I fly in one, maybe a few years. Boeing. Used to be a good company.

  11. david thompson

    david thompson17 soat oldin

    Boeing deserves to fail, it's so wrong that everyone responsible got away with this. Never fly the MAX . Ever

  12. 83DarthVader

    83DarthVader18 soat oldin

    I would rather take the bus

  13. ioptia

    ioptia20 soat oldin

    Boeing; we test our products with real people

  14. TheHanz117

    TheHanz117Kun oldin

    Unfortunately Boeing has had too many fuck ups in recent years for me to accept any of their statements. During my time in the U.S. Army as an Aircraft Structure Repairer, Boeing released a new Apache Gunship. They were plagued with problems and killed a few crews. Thankfully my unit had not yet received one of these new birds, but I am still upset that they died over rotor head related issues. (Apaches have had similar issues in the past, but were mostly fixed in the Delta models.) After "fixing" the issues AGAIN... Our sister Battalion's fleet was grounded once again due to persistent electrical problems outside of the norms. I refuse to fly on another Boeing other than the CH-47 Chinook.

  15. John Hays

    John HaysKun oldin

    Oh isn't that the plane that kept automatically entering vertical nosedives that there was no way to override or get out of...well lucky us she's back

  16. marshalllucky

    marshallluckyKun oldin

    why are they approving planes that they know will crash ?

  17. TC Jacobi

    TC JacobiKun oldin

    I consider it both a catastrophe and a symptom of our time that computers are programmed to think they are smarter than the people who operate them. It reminds me of my windows PC. "You don't have permission to access this folder". WTF, I own you, you st*pid machine! I paid money for you, so you don't tell me which folders I am allowed to access! Furthermore, Boeing violated a basic principle of aviation: the pilot, NOT the software, has to have the final decision.

  18. SileTa Mus

    SileTa MusKun oldin

    Thanks Captain Joe. I enjoy your videos because you're always articulate and very informative in basic terminology for us mere mortals

  19. Trump lost LMAO

    Trump lost LMAOKun oldin

    WOW this gives the best explanation of what was wrong with the MAX that i've seen yet. Thank you for making all of this understandable by humans!!!

  20. runner007

    runner007Kun oldin

    Again safe with a single sensor without redundancy? Yeah Boeing concept of $afety saving.

  21. Павел Олейников

    Павел ОлейниковKun oldin

    Also 320NEO (and E2 series to lesser extent) has pretty similar way of moving bigger engine. But, accounting for this on FBW plane is much simpler

  22. JR Lagasca

    JR LagascaKun oldin

    Good for you Cap! Thanks for calling them out! F* Boeing!

  23. David K

    David K2 kun oldin

    I’d fly on it. (I’m eighty). The problems started when the bean counters in the boardroom took precedence over engineers.

  24. cholomackdaddy

    cholomackdaddy2 kun oldin

    737‐900 isn't the max right?

  25. Kalle K

    Kalle KKun oldin

    Correct. The MAX version numbers don't end in "...hundred", they're the -7, -8, -9 and -10 (of which currently only the -8 and -9 are flying). 737-600 through -900 are the NGs.

  26. pizzigna

    pizzigna2 kun oldin

    Boeing is working like McDonald Douglas, and is paying the price!

  27. Sir Galahad

    Sir Galahad2 kun oldin

    The engineers down in the weeds knew, and warned those up the chain, but the higher ups didn't care. They never did and they never will. For the higher ups at any company, it is all about money.

  28. van Dijk

    van Dijk2 kun oldin

    I always prefer to pay more for peace of mind and comfort. I don't like flying but I have no choice. I will go out of my may to avoid flying on a Max, you will never see me on that deathtrap, no matter the time, missed appointments or extra cost. Trust in the airline and manufacturer is what keeps me calm and comfortable during a flight. Last couple of (long haul) flights I chose Singapore airlines because of their A350. It was a less convenient time and airport for me, but KLM had a Boeing on their route, better times, less money but I won't fly them. Before I will be flying Boeing they need to prove that safety comes over money again. Knowing they, as an aircract manufacturer, chose money over safety results in me losing all confidence and not flying them the next years.

  29. Bernard Gendre

    Bernard Gendre2 kun oldin

    Why don't you show again the diagram presented of the Boeing 737 800 at time 6'00" again with the new 737 max later? ? ? You would make it that way easier to understand... why don't you show the lever arm of the 737 max resulting by putting the engine in front of the wing instead of below as with the B737 800. Good day.

  30. Natural Shadow

    Natural Shadow2 kun oldin

    Wild guess i think NEO stands for Never Ending Operations

  31. The Aerospace Channel

    The Aerospace Channel5 soat oldin

    Haha. Good guess. It stands for New Engine Option. Referring to the engines that are equipped on the neo.

  32. Tim A.

    Tim A.2 kun oldin

    How ironic that the FAA officially announced the re-certification!!!! They were part of the problem to begin with...smdh. All involved could stand to learn from a lesson my father drilled into me almost daily as a child..."know better, do better!"

  33. Jimmy Zoom

    Jimmy Zoom2 kun oldin

    The experts certified this as "safe" a bit too quickly didn't they. Bit like something else being declared safe at the moment

  34. Saul S

    Saul S2 kun oldin

    I’d rather the Covid-19 vax then getting on one of these planes! Come again id rather fly on the plane lol

  35. Fredis Paz

    Fredis Paz2 kun oldin

    Brilliant video Joe .

  36. james b

    james b2 kun oldin

    8:00 should be . . 'too' big ... Too bad Boeing blew it!

  37. bradley Siele

    bradley Siele2 kun oldin

    I won't board this kind of plane, why trust the same people who certified before and people who never wanted to admit to their errors.

  38. Nautical Navigator

    Nautical Navigator2 kun oldin

    My heart goes out to all the families affected by the max crashes. Cant imagine the horror the pilots and passengers endured while the aircraft were diving toward the ground.

  39. toddbod94

    toddbod943 kun oldin

    Neo: New engine option

  40. kevin daniel

    kevin daniel3 kun oldin

    Excellent info, thank you!

  41. Kristen Sorensen

    Kristen Sorensen3 kun oldin

    If Boeing had an all flying tail like the L-1011 none of this mess would have happened. Stupid to use computers where an aerodynamic change was a better solution. I won't ride on one! ERAU 80 CFIA&I ret.

  42. ct

    ct3 kun oldin

    neo stands for new engine option

  43. Andy O'tam

    Andy O'tam3 kun oldin

    We went from Concorde to this... how has mankind gone backwards

  44. Peter Bewers

    Peter Bewers3 kun oldin

    I could not agree more Captain Joe, your Video,s are always superb , so well done, I have now just to try and convince my Wife that the Boeing 737 ' Max ' is now and is a safe Aircraft to fly in, We have flown thousands of miles in all models of the 737 and never had any cause to worry until now. I do feel as you do that The Boeing Company has done huge harm to itself which may take some time to put right.

  45. Keith Bown

    Keith Bown3 kun oldin

    Thank you a brilliant Video.

  46. TheCanasian

    TheCanasian3 kun oldin

    9:00 small correction, you don't need laminar flow to have attached flow. Lots of the flow over a wing can be turbulent without flow separation :)

  47. KöhlerSAStudios

    KöhlerSAStudios3 kun oldin

    Will you please do a video explaining the full story of DHL 611 Uberlingen Mid Air collision. At lot of people blame the Skywise company for putting the air traffic controller under stress but now I was reading that ATC is trained to deal with that and it was negligence of Peter Nielsen for prioritizing an Airbus rather than ensuring his air space was clear of any conflict.

  48. Graziano Belnome

    Graziano Belnome3 kun oldin

    The present inventory overwhelmingly divide because hair accordantly scratch than a abounding beaver. agreeable, selective prosecution

  49. DZL

    DZL4 kun oldin

    It's a 57 year old aircraft that Boeing threw modern tech and engines on and is selling to make cash. The fundamental issues go far beyond MCAS and go right down to the design. This aircraft can never be made safe. It's a disaster waiting to happen again and again.

  50. Mark Farmer

    Mark Farmer4 kun oldin

    I think I'll stick to flying airbus.

  51. Thomas Richter

    Thomas Richter4 kun oldin

    That must be such a terrible feeling for a pilot to realise the plane heads towards the ground and you are unable to stop this..

  52. DageLV

    DageLV4 kun oldin

    And which is even more sad is that boeing paid those millions to families not that they ruined, but to government which was in no ways involved in said crashes

  53. Yiannis Mantheakis

    Yiannis Mantheakis4 kun oldin

    Oh dear the wall street flying coffin is back. If its Boeing then I ain't going. Thank God for Airbus.

  54. faranger Xbox

    faranger Xbox4 kun oldin

    Deathtrap, it's 40 years old. It is not designed for the engines fancase size. Board of directors were thinking about their yearly bonuses not about anyone's lives. The most important characteristic you want in a cargo hauler?> STABILITY! If you need 2 computers to keep your airframe stable IT BETTER SAY F-22 OR F-35 ON IT'S SIDE. The MC-21-300 in the airframe Boeing should have built.

  55. Abdirahman Dahir

    Abdirahman Dahir4 kun oldin

    Great explanation Captain 👨‍✈️ 👍

  56. Peter Ellis

    Peter Ellis4 kun oldin

    Cut corners cut your flying

  57. Peter Ellis

    Peter Ellis4 kun oldin

    What happened to simple controls engine management yes but flight controls possible for stability but not overall control with eleactricons there needs to be more human input

  58. OrangeU

    OrangeU4 kun oldin

    B-737 MAX is still unbalance because of the placement of the engines. Why don't just Boeing company add some ballast weight to recalibrate the centre of gravity? I know it would affect the engine performance but still better than MCAS I suppose.

  59. Kalle K

    Kalle K4 kun oldin

    It's done on every flight. The ballast is called "passengers, cargo, fuel". They all shift the CG around. But even without pax, cargo and fuel the CG has to be within its limits. An unbalanced plane wouldn't be allowed to fly.

  60. Anmol S

    Anmol S4 kun oldin

    NEO: New Engine Option

  61. poppins1982

    poppins19824 kun oldin It says problems in 737 max is not.solved 2 days ago video was uploaded .

  62. poppins1982

    poppins19823 kun oldin


  63. Kalle K

    Kalle K4 kun oldin

    It starts with the same old wrong story that has been around for ages. They even compare the MAX to the original 737, however the engines were already moved forward on the 737 classic starting with the -300 in 1984. The CFM56 couldn't be mounted the same way as the JT8D. The animation is also wrong, MCAS doesn't deflect the elevators, it moves the whole horizontal stabilizer. But she also said that MCAS has been fixed. About the quality control I don't know, but it would affect other models, like the 787 for example, and wouldn't be limited to the 737 MAX.

  64. Bing Hyong-bae Bang

    Bing Hyong-bae Bang5 kun oldin

    I will never fly on that plane.

  65. Dwight Looi

    Dwight Looi5 kun oldin

    The Irony is that the 737-Max is PERFECTLY SAFE to fly without MCAS. The pitch up behavior is no worse than with jets like the 757. If the 737-Max was a new airplane the MCAS is a totally unnecessary system; it would be perfectly fine as it was. MCAS was there exclusively to make the 737-Max mimic the flight characteristics of the previous 737-NG family almost exactly. This was important to reduce retraining of the crew from the previous generation to the Max generation and make it more attractive to existing 737 operators.

  66. working shlub

    working shlub5 kun oldin

    great job of explaining it simply...haste makes waste ...i agree profits over people is unacceptable especially in air travel

  67. fede salva

    fede salva5 kun oldin

    Well, now we just need voluntaries to travel on it... Anyone?

  68. fede salva

    fede salva4 kun oldin

    @Kalle K I think you are a happy guy then. That's ok with me.

  69. Kalle K

    Kalle K4 kun oldin

    Considering that 737 MAX planes have been flying since December 9, 2020 and since then over 10,000 flights have been conducted with the type in regular passenger service, now with 12 airlines world-wide, it shows that there are enough voluntaries who fly on it ;) I certainly would, and I don't know any anti-maxer personally.

  70. Jabber 1974

    Jabber 19745 kun oldin

    There isn’t enough money in the world to persuade me to get on a 737 max.

  71. Muppet Lansing

    Muppet Lansing5 kun oldin

    So the Max has now been recertified as safe to fly by the FAA. Anyone else feel reassured by this?

  72. Sam O'brien

    Sam O'brien5 kun oldin

    9:53 Imagine being 1 of the pilots and this was your view and there was absolutely nothing you could do

  73. Michael Tolentino

    Michael Tolentino5 kun oldin

    NEO- New Engine Option

  74. Ari Cowan

    Ari Cowan5 kun oldin

    Spot on. Excellent. Your concluding remarks are especially important.

  75. Paul Pugh

    Paul Pugh5 kun oldin

    Sick Boeing......employees knew about hidden software but chose to keep quiet,shameful. 737 Max8 is TOXIC as far as i'm concerned,my next trip to Spain is in the car.Whistleblowers in multi national companies should be encouraged,not stiefeld. Lives lost due to their actions will not be forgotten.......👎

  76. Niki

    Niki5 kun oldin

    Yes!! The ultimate suicidal plane is back!!

  77. Wolfgang Falck

    Wolfgang Falck5 kun oldin

    Who in his right mind will hop on that?

  78. ksmith

    ksmith5 kun oldin

    Boeing got greedy and got a well-deserved smackdown.

  79. Carter Morgan Ayres

    Carter Morgan Ayres5 kun oldin

    If there is one industry I trust to design, test, build and operate airliners with Passenger Safety as Priority One--it is companies exemplified by Boeing, and the dedication of Airline Crews flying with the major airlines. If exemplary airline crews and accident investigators like Captains Sullenberger & Skiles may be encouraged to regularly contribute their leadership and experience to corporate decision-making from this point, airplane orders may increase, and public trust in an historically trustworthy industry will return.

  80. Kashiff Collins

    Kashiff Collins6 kun oldin

    New Engine Option (NEO)

  81. Orbital Potato

    Orbital Potato6 kun oldin

    Too bad the companies will not be held accountable.

  82. Gerardo Salas

    Gerardo Salas6 kun oldin

    The flying coffin

  83. T K

    T K6 kun oldin

    No no no...the saddest part of this whole mess is the lives lost and families dealing with the sorrow... they better be compensated well! Fuck Boeing! as far as I'm concerned the CEO should be on his hands and knees begging for forgiveness from the families basically his life should be theirs to do as they please...

  84. Phil Williams

    Phil Williams6 kun oldin

    Great video Captain Joe.... brilliant final section.

  85. Adip Bancharam

    Adip Bancharam6 kun oldin

    Last comment goes to mentourpilot 🤔

  86. Adip Bancharam

    Adip Bancharam6 kun oldin

    New engine option

  87. Anirudh

    Anirudh6 kun oldin

    13:20 Absolutely. Screw boeing. This is sickening.

  88. mrz80

    mrz806 kun oldin

    You didn't mention - did Boeing add a redundant AoA sensor and input to the MCAS, along with some way to alert the flight deck about a sensor disagreement if it occurred? And I wonder if maybe Boeing ought to take a good hard look at what's become of their corporate culture and move the corporate offices back to Seattle, where the hands-dirty people can have better access and input to the pencil-pushers?

  89. Kalle K

    Kalle K5 kun oldin

    They reprogrammed MCAS to take inputs from both AoA sensors at all times. No sensor was added, the 737 MAX (all 737s in fact) has always had two. The bug causing the AoA Disagreement alert not to be displayed has also been taken care of, it's working again on all 737 MAXes just like it did on the NG.

  90. Tim Wall

    Tim Wall6 kun oldin

    Well said Captain Joe. I've come across that greed in other areas of manufacturing. I refused to drive one vehicle bc. the brakes were not safe. The owner just found someone else to drive, instead of having the brakes bled out, which wouldn't have taken all that long.

  91. chris benson m

    chris benson m6 kun oldin

    So what will boeing do with the 9ld engine ?. Throw it?

  92. James White

    James White6 kun oldin

    Airbus had a similar incident with Qantas 72. Faulty AOA data got fed to the flight computer, the Airbus automation commanded a 10 degrees pitch down multiple times despite the flight characteristics being fine and not need any of the protection modes. AFSB findings led to Airbus modifying their software to prevent bad AOA data causing an event like that again, but the cause of the AOA data being bad in the first place was never found. Scary sometimes, no matter how sophisticated the software automation is now, there's always an edge case somewhere. Granted MCAS on 737 MAX had many more factors and deception and corporate greed is right up there. RIP to those who were victims of Boeing's failures.

  93. Broler The Aviation Master

    Broler The Aviation Master6 kun oldin

    NEO = New Engine Option

  94. AnimeSunglasses

    AnimeSunglasses6 kun oldin

    It's doesn't make me sad... It makes me angry. Boeing had always been known for building planes with superior pilot feedback and flyability. They sold a product that undermined that, AND DIDN'T TELL ANYONE, just to make a profit faster. I'm sure the CEO and his team will at BEST get Golden Parachutes, but they DESERVE a sentence of a decade of community service on minimum wage.

  95. Concorde Heavy

    Concorde Heavy6 kun oldin

    Time will prove the safety, and passengers on this aircraft having in mind the mcas that cause the crushes, they will be relaxed after landing.Many passengers that like flying they scare to fly on max what about passengers that are nervous on any kind of flight.

  96. harshit shah

    harshit shah6 kun oldin

    I will only fly in it whn Regulators other than the faa certify it independently

  97. C B

    C B6 kun oldin

    Great video The Ralph Nader connection/story is sad and incredible.

  98. Speed of light

    Speed of light6 kun oldin

    Thank you first officer Joe before that if you ever become Captain. impersonating someone else at higher ranks unless you are comedian is criminal offence. BTW you are young smart handsome should also become American or at least Canadian Australian fatherland pilot.

  99. Rexx

    Rexx7 kun oldin

    I'll wait a year before getting on one. If nothing happens then I'll give it a go.

  100. Colin Wallace

    Colin Wallace7 kun oldin

    One wonders how test pilots missed this. One also wonders how the systems on the plane didn’t sound the alarm on sensor values that would obviously conflict with actual operating parameters. Also, given the A320’s well known propensity for presenting pilots with confusing data that required them to recalculate or override something, wouldn’t pilots be reporting such things as having to manually trim a computer-controlled aircraft? Not laying blame, just wondering.

  101. BirdEyePT

    BirdEyePT7 kun oldin

    Non the less, you will never catch me on one of those.

  102. William Edward

    William Edward7 kun oldin

    The brash blizzard analogically repeat because justice electronically worry following a workable hamster. rhetorical, apathetic epoxy

  103. Just Noted

    Just Noted7 kun oldin

    The Max still sports the dubious air-vanes

  104. Igor Šmit

    Igor Šmit4 kun oldin

    Every plane does.

  105. Артур Сидоран

    Артур Сидоран7 kun oldin

    MCAS: May crash any second

  106. Michael Morris

    Michael Morris7 kun oldin

    I'll never get on one of these planes. Using software to compensate for bad design is rediculous.

  107. H4hT53

    H4hT537 kun oldin

    What was most poignant about this whole affair (at least to me) was that at the same time shitty electronics and even shittier programming caused so much deaths in the MAX, Boeing *also* fucked up their code and electronics on their Starliner test flight. I really hope that heads did roll in their management for those fuck-ups and, more importantly, that they - and all their competitors! - learn from it.

  108. jonas duell

    jonas duell7 kun oldin

    Since airbus can deliver a better and safer alternative, why even bother flying in a 737max.

  109. Greg

    Greg7 kun oldin

    Airbus is pumping them out as fast as they can but if you go buy an A320 you'll still be in a waiting list. Also If your already in line for the 737 and your tooled up for the 737 line up it's quicker and less expensive to stay with the 737 platform

  110. Lolz

    Lolz7 kun oldin

    Why didnt the pilots just disable the entire MCAS system when they realized it was malfunctioning? wasnt that an option of the boeing??? did they not know how to operate the features of the aircraft???

  111. Stop Telling Me What To Write

    Stop Telling Me What To Write6 kun oldin

    Was not a defeatable system -"computer knows best"... Boeing purposely skipped mcas training because that would indicate major system change and therefore requiring a lengthy recertification (and times is $$$); gamble ended up costing more time and $$$ though...and bunch of dead people.

  112. cesar quintana

    cesar quintana7 kun oldin

    NEO stands for. NOT Economically Operated. Lol.

  113. cesar quintana

    cesar quintana7 kun oldin

    Captain, that is the best explanation I have seen so far. The greed this CEOS and executives take, knowing you have a great product. You said it perfect ly in aviation NEVER rush anything. Thank you for your education. Happy and safe flying.

  114. Lolz

    Lolz7 kun oldin

    True, but pilots need to know how to operate the aircraft they are flying and its features... as the video showed 2 switches would of solved the issue they were battling with

  115. Salty Reviews

    Salty Reviews7 kun oldin

    Funny how a company cripples itself to save some money. Never getting on those planes.

  116. Nico Meier

    Nico Meier7 kun oldin

    The first iteration of this plane should never have been certified in the first place. Inherent problems due to fitting very large engines, too high on the wing on a plane not designed for them. . Hundreds of people died because of it but no criminal repercussions to anybody of the Boeing management. Corporate greed should not be rewarded, it should be punished.

  117. Northeast Regional Productions

    Northeast Regional Productions7 kun oldin

    When you usually only fly southwest and southwest is at the top of the "737 MAX bought" list

  118. Stop Telling Me What To Write

    Stop Telling Me What To Write6 kun oldin