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Too low over Leman lake on final GVA

Old 12th Feb 2024, 11:46
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Originally Posted by speed13ird
er, it's required equipment for dispatch and it's not fitted with an "off switch", it's what makes the EGPWS work, are you some sort of twit?
That is a joke. Hard to tell on the internet I guess.
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Old 12th Feb 2024, 13:11
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Originally Posted by aeromech3
Low Range Radio Altimeter System (Not a radar altimeter) In my day 18 years ago with Classic B747 MMEL, Indicators Inop:- May be inoperative provided approach minimums or operating procedures do not require their use.
Receiver/Transmitter (R/T) Unit(s) May be inoperative provided:a) Dispatch deviation for GPWS inoperative is observed, b) Approach minimums or operating procedures do not require their use, and c) Operations are limited to not more than two flight days before repairs are made.
Of course some airports would not allow inop and I suspect GVA would not.
At last, someone posts the different between a radar altimeter and a radio altimeter! I was biting my tongue.

On the bus and indeed the venerable 737 the rad alt (particularly the No.1) have inputs into the AP/AT so there are other issues that have to be considered in the MEL beyond where youíre going. Dual rad alt failure on the 320 can be nasty.
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Old 12th Feb 2024, 20:31
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At last, someone posts the different between a radar altimeter and a radio altimeter
And the difference is ..................?
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Old 16th Feb 2024, 08:10
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Arrival trajectory simulation on this clip

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Old 17th Feb 2024, 19:42
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Originally Posted by aeromech3
Low Range Radio Altimeter System (Not a radar altimeter) In my day 18 years ago with Classic B747 MMEL, Indicators Inop:- May be inoperative provided approach minimums or operating procedures do not require their use.
Receiver/Transmitter (R/T) Unit(s) May be inoperative provided:a) Dispatch deviation for GPWS inoperative is observed, b) Approach minimums or operating procedures do not require their use, and c) Operations are limited to not more than two flight days before repairs are made.
Of course some airports would not allow inop and I suspect GVA would not.
good chap, you've just defined "required equipment"
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Old 3rd Mar 2024, 12:58
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Originally Posted by Equivocal
Do pilots not look out of the windows any more?
Donít know what conditions they were in. Itís very easy to miss the GS blue FMA if youíre working like a one armed paper hangar because ATC have put you in a rubbish position.
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Old 3rd Mar 2024, 13:24
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Originally Posted by TheGorilla
Under the circumstances that is about your only protection till the EGPWS pipes up.
No it's not, you set the Alt SEL to 1000 above airport and don't go below it until you've captured the GS. Or you could call "Stable" at 500ft AAL (if not 1000 doing an ILS)....
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